News archive from 21 April 2014

Arkansas' Grable wins 2 titles at NCAA gymnastics

Arkansas' Grable wins 2 titles at NCAA gymnastics

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Arkansas' Katherine Grable captured two titles on the final day of the NCAA women's gymnastics championships. Florida and Oklahoma, meanwhile, deadlocked again. Grable, who was tied for second in the all-around, won the floor...

 
Arkansas' Grable wins 2 titles at NCAA gymnastics

Arkansas' Grable wins 2 titles at NCAA gymnastics

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Arkansas' Katherine Grable won two national titles and Florida's Bridget Sloan captured the third of her career at the NCAA women's gymnastics championships. Grable won the floor exercise with a 9.9625 and tied with LSU's Rheagan...

 
Royals' bats fall silent in 8-3 loss to Twins

Royals' bats fall silent in 8-3 loss to Twins

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Yordano Ventura lived up to his nickname of "Ace" in two dazzling starts to begin his season. He showed Sunday that he's still learning to be a big league pitcher. The Royals' flame-throwing youngster had all sorts of...

 
Guardiola, Mourinho back in Madrid for CL semis

Guardiola, Mourinho back in Madrid for CL semis

Madrid will be the center of the football world this week when Real Madrid hosts Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid welcomes Chelsea in the Champions League semifinals. The oversized personalities of Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho dominated Spanish...

 

Official: Keeper dies after Gabon soccer match

LIBREVILLE, Gabon -- A team official says a goalkeeper has died after being kicked in the head during a championship tournament match in the West African country of Gabon. Sylvain Azougoui of the AC Bongoville soccer club had just stopped a shot on...

 
Fielding fiasco costs Angels in 2-1 loss to Tigers

Fielding fiasco costs Angels in 2-1 loss to Tigers

DETROIT -- What began as a routine walk quickly turned into a slapstick farce for the Los Angeles Angels. The Angels made three errors on one play in the first inning and went on to lose 2-1 to the Detroit Tigers on Sunday. Los Angeles made another...

 
From his Miramar home, businessman runs plastic factories — across the world in his native Nigeria

From his Miramar home, businessman runs plastic factories — across the world in his native Nigeria

SULEJA, NIGERIA -- The fruits of Austin Onyejiaka's work are impossible to miss amid the chaotic commerce alongside the main road in this dust-choked suburb. Women hawk large loaves of bread in bags. Atop their heads, young boys carry huge buckets...

 

Challenge announces 29 semifinalists

Who will win the 16th annual Business Plan Challenge? Twenty-nine business ideas are still in the mix. Having the right ingredients in the plan to win over our judges isn't easy: They were looking at the viability of the business model, the team,...

 
Q&A with commercial real estate broker and developer Michael Comras

Q&A with commercial real estate broker and developer Michael Comras

Michael Comras has played a major role in the reshaping of South Florida. As a commercial real estate broker and developer, his name is synonymous with the resurgence of Lincoln Road and the creation of such areas as the Collins Avenue Fashion...

 
Quest Workspaces is expanding, offering space so clients can grow

Quest Workspaces is expanding, offering space so clients can grow

Company: Quest Workspaces Location: Headquarters: 1395 Brickell Ave., Miami. Additional locations in Coral Gables, Doral, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Boca Raton and New York City Service: Quest Workspaces provides flexible and affordable...

 
Launched, grown, sold: What's next for .CO co-founders?

Launched, grown, sold: What's next for .CO co-founders?

Champagne popped and bonuses flowed after .CO Internet closed its chapter as an independent company and became part of the publicly traded Neustar last week. Neustar, the Sterling, Va.-based provider of real-time analytics and Internet registry...

 
Take care to clearly communicate your message, vision

Take care to clearly communicate your message, vision

No matter where I go, entrepreneurs want to share their ideas. I love the excitement and passion that comes through when she starts telling me the big idea, but oftentimes, after a few minutes of a pitch, I still don't get it. Sometimes it takes many...

 
Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship

DATEBOOK TREPTRANSIT: Join this new meetup group's kick-off session as TrepTransit aims to connect entrepreneurs and developers for 60 minutes on the third Monday of every month in a metro mover car starting at Government Center Station. Free but sign...

 
10 questions to consider when you receive an unsolicited offer to buy your business

10 questions to consider when you receive an unsolicited offer to buy your business

When middle-market business owners receive unsolicited offers from potential buyers, they often fail to take the offers as seriously and evaluate them as strategically as they should. As a result, they often end up hastily accepting or rejecting the...

 

Former EPA official: Fracking transparency vital

MIDDLETON, Wis. -- Controversies over the fracking process may be inevitable, a former administrator with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency acknowledged recently, but Wisconsin can protect its place as the leading supplier of sand for the...

 

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