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Barras bowled out for 257

first_imgDogodo Bau (45), Lega Siaka, (41), Tony Ura (35) and Mahuru Dai (29) scored the bulk of the runs for the Barras, who were all bowled out inside 83 overs.Joel Logan was the top bowler for the NT Strike, taking 5/41 off his 18.1 overs bowled.NT Strike were left a 1/3 at stumps after Nic Cowling (1) was caught and bowled off the last ball of the day by Chad Soper.Day two of the match is underway.last_img

Pacquiao makes the grade

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It might be an indication that Vargas got dehydrated as he tried to bring his weight down this week, a day before he dangles the World Boxing Organization crown against Pacquiao, who has a perennial problem that other boxers would like to have.READ: Pacquiao fights Jessie Vargas in bout that’s a tough sellSo as not to become malnourished during training camp, Pacquiao has to eat huge amount of food four times a day to bulk up a bit, perhaps 147 to 148 pounds on fight night, according to chief trainer Freddie Roach.Vargas, according to trainer Dewey Cooper, will likely climb to 154 pounds so as not to impede his speed and keep his power.While the protagonists in the headliner breezed through the weigh-in, those in the undercard seemed to have struggled in the battle of the bulge.ADVERTISEMENT Manny Pacquiao, left, of the Philippines, and Jessie Vargas pose during a weigh-in, Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, in Las Vegas. The two are scheduled to fight in a welterweight title bout Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS–When Manny Pacquiao stepped into the weighing scale, the predominantly Filipino crowd that came to watch the official weigh-in of The Legend vs The Champ at Encore Theater turned silent for a moment Friday afternoon.They waited anxiously, then applauded when it was announced that Pacquiao was just 144.8 pounds, well within the 147-pound limit of the welterweight division.ADVERTISEMENT READ: Pacquiao likes to give more than he receivesNonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire Jr. appeared pale as he weighed 121.8 pounds, slightly heavier that that of Magdaleno, who checked in at 121.25.After the weigh-in, Pacquiao proceeded to his suite at Wynn and started his weight-gaining binge by eating chicken kebab, bulalo and beef steak for breakfast.He had a lot to make up for as 144.8 was his second lightest since climbing to the welterweight division.READ: Pacquiao eager to reclaim WBO welterweight titlePacquiao only hit 143.5 when he fought against Chris Algieri, who weighed 143.6, in Macau two years ago.The weigh-in turned out to be a global affair as the boxers were plucked out from different parts of the world.Mexican Oscar Valdez will stake his clean slate (21-0, 18 KOs) and WBO feaherweight title against Japanese Hiroshige Osawa (30-3-4, 19 KOs) while Chinese pride Zou Shiming (8-1, 2 KOs) will dispute the vacant WBO fyweight crown against Thai Prasitak Phaprom (39-1-2, 24 KOs).Also represented were Brazil (Robson Conceicao), Russia (Alexander Besputin), and Panama (Azael Cosio). —Brought to you by: Café Puro MOST READ Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH EDITORS’ PICK We are young BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway Pacquiao gives away $1 million on tickets Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports The champion, Jessie Vargas, checked-in next and was listed at 146.5.READ: Bradley: Vargas not on Pacquiao’s levelFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentIt was expected as Vargas towers over the 5-foot-6 Pacquiao by four inches.As soon as Vargas’ turn was over, an associate handed him a bottle of hydrating drink which he gulped down right away. View comments PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

With determination, commitment anything is possible -GTUC

first_imgOn this day 179 years ago, the valiant struggle by Africans for human dignity and respect was advanced a step further with the Emancipation Proclamation, which ended the most brutish system of man’s injustice towards another. Freedom from chattel slavery not only set in train a series of events proving to the world the indomitable spirit of the newly freed, and the capacity of human fellowship across racial diversity, but that of self-determination in charting a course for further upliftment and development. The nation will recall the dogged pursuit of economic freedom, via the Village Movement, that saw the purchasing of plantations to establish communities and local government, build stability, familial and otherwise, and advance development. This sense of thrift not only proved beyond a shadow of doubt a people’s capability, who – though for hundreds of years toiled and lived under inhumane conditions, whips raining down on their backs, families torn asunder, treated as property not human beings – in the four years of Amelioration (1834-1838) were able to achieve what others thought impossible.The achievements must not only be testimony of the ability to self-determine, but also determination not to be enslaved or constrained by past unpleasantries. Heirs and beneficiaries of these struggles, sacrifices and gains must engage in redoubling of efforts, vigilance and insistency to be allowed to continue the forebears’ work. Zealously defending, protecting, strengthening and deepening what was bequeathed and leaving a firmer foundation for future generations must become the mantra and solemn pledge. Freedom is not free; it requires eternal vigilance and continuous sacrifices. To the extent where Africans are deprived of equality in the social, cultural, political, civic and economic environment, all-out efforts must be made to secure these. And let it be said, in the pursuit of said determination, it must matter not the identity or diversity of those who suppress or support the cause. The only thing that must matter is the cause, for it speaks to and solidify the inalienable rights of all humankind. To ignore this would be unlike the ancestors who worked with others in furtherance of their interests and resisted any who participated in their enslavement and deprivations. With determination and commitment, anything is possible, and descendants of the enslaved must continue the unfinished journey to freedom. Emancipation merely marks an attainment, significant though it is, it is not the final marker/finishing post for freedom. The struggle must continue!last_img read more

Sheriff Street road expansion project scrapped

first_imgGovernment has announced that the multi-million- dollar Sheriff Street/Mandela Avenue Expansion Project has been scrapped, and the funds would be otherwise utilized for other infrastructural works.Finance Minister Winston Jordan said on Monday that the more than USM loan has being sitting since 2012, and Government was responsible for paying interest and commission fees on undisbursed balance. He recalled that when the coalition Government was elected in 2015, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) had threatened to cancel the loan, but after much convincing, it was retained and has since been reformulated.Ever since then, they have been discussing ways in which these funds could be effectively utilized. A decision was made to have US$30 million of that loan to go towards housing.“Isn’t that a top priority in this country? So we are now devising a housing programme with the IDB, and another one too that will have innovative features,” he explained.Jordan said the aim is to move away from having it become a ‘run of the mill’ loan, but rather one that will, in many areas to help, rebuild the homes of several poor families.“Of the amounts that left back, we are not interested in widening any road, but what we are interested in doing is the bridges along Sheriff Street,” the Minister stated.These include the bridges located next to the National Cultural Centre; Campbellville Secondary School, and one at the Lamaha canal.The previous Government had been working on the project for a number of years after it became clear that the Sheriff/Mandela link was becoming too congested.The plan was to upgrade the entire Sheriff Street to the National Cultural Centre. From the National Cultural Centre, a four-lane road, someonewill run to the Banks DIH Junction, at Thirst Park.Meanwhile, the Finance Minister claimed that several bad loans inherited from the previous administration has affected Government’s allocation in the new financial cycleJordan said Government, thorough his ministry is now attempting to clean out the portfolio of all these dead loans, and learn from that experience in the implementation of new loans.“So, for example, we signed five loans in February of this year in the health sector, child care. But before signing, we did the pre-conditions, whereby the time it’s ready for signing its ready for implementation.”However, he claimed that the previous Government signed loans and then tried to meet a range of conditions for the effectiveness of loans, but he noted that at the very moment the loan is signed, it starts attracting interest. “We are trying to cut that out,” he asserted.Jordan also revealed that sums of money will be allocated for long overdue road projects as the East Bank Berbice Road Project. While the project will cost somewhere close to $15 billion, half of that amount has been set aside in the next budget, which will be placed towards the implementation.last_img read more

Ex-Man Utd midfielder Park Ji-Sung retires

first_imgThe last game for the industrious and versatile midfielder was on May 3 for Dutch club PSV Eindhoven, where he had been on loan from Queen’s Park Rangers in the English Championship.“I’ve come to the conclusion that I cannot go on any longer,” Park told a press conference in his hometown Suwon, around 45 kilometers (30 miles) south of Seoul.“Because of my weak knee, I don’t think I could last another season,” he added.Park underwent a major operation on his right knee in 2007 that kept him out of the game for eight months, and the joint continued to give him trouble for years afterwards.“I have no regrets about my career,” he said. “I do think about what might have been if I hadn’t been injured, but I have no feelings of disappointment or sorrow as I leave the sport.”His retirement ends a circular European adventure that started at PSV, before he joined Manchester United in 2005 and became the first Asian winner of the UEFA Champions League in 2008.Park missed that Champions League final against Chelsea but the following year he became the first Asian to play the European title match when United lost 2-0 to Barcelona.Park, the first South Korean to play in the English Premier League, also picked up four league titles in a seven-year stint in which he became a favourite lieutenant of Alex Ferguson.Ferguson once said that leaving Park out of the squad for the 2008 Champions League final was one of the hardest decisions of his managerial career.Park left Old Trafford, where he was known on the terraces as “Three-Lung Park” because of his high work rate, in 2012 after 203 appearances and 27 goals.But the move to a rebuilding QPR proved ill-fated and the London club were relegated from the Premier League last year.Park also played in three straight World Cups starting in 2002 when co-hosts South Korea made history with a shock run to the semi-finals, the best performance by an Asian team.He is fondly remembered in that tournament for scoring the winner in the 1-0 victory over Portugal, which took South Korea into the knockout stages for the first time.He ended up winning 100 international caps and scoring 13 goals for his country.Asked to rate his own career Wednesday, Park gave himself a modest seven out of 10.“I wasn’t perfect,” he said.Park has never shown any great inclination to move into coaching, but he hinted that he could take on an “administrative” role.More immediately, Park said he would be getting married in July to former television presenter Kim Min-Ji.Park began his career in South Korea with a university side, before moving to Japan to play with Kyoto Sanga in the J-League.The manager of the national side for the 2002 World Cup was the Dutch coach Guus Hiddink. When Hiddink moved back to the Netherlands to manage PSV Eindhoven, Park followed him to the Dutch side a year later.PSV reached the semi-finals of the 2005 UEFA Champions League, and it was at that time that Park was noticed by Ferguson, who brought him to Manchester United the same year.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Seoul, South Korea May 14th – South Korea’s former Manchester United star Park Ji-Sung announced his retirement on Wednesday, ending a trailblazing career that made him Asia’s most decorated player.Park, 33, said a long-running knee problem had finally forced him out of a sport in which he reached the 2002 World Cup semi-finals and became the first Asian to play a Champions League final.last_img read more

Fire Centre explains smokey exterior

first_imgThe Fire Centre has also confirmed two fires in Fort Nelson, one in the Pesh area, which as of Monday morning, is 4,256 hectares in size. The other, located near Kotcho Lake, is registered as 1,700 hectares in size.Both are still being classified as modified response fires, and are being constantly monitored.The Prince George Fire Centre also confirmed a few small fires which developed over the weekend down south, but say there is no need for concern.- Advertisement –last_img

Arsenal fans thought they couldn’t be more angry… then a Tottenham star did this!

first_img1 Just in case Arsenal fans were not angry following Aleksandar Mitrovic’s late equaliser for Anderlecht in the Champions League, Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen ensured they would be.The Belgian champions had been 3-0 behind at the Emirates and when the goal went in, Belgium centre-back Vertonghen tweeted ‘Mitrogoal!!!’So naturally Gooners took their frustration out on the Spurs man, reminding him his club – bitter rivals of Arsenal – were in the Europa League.Touched a nerve, did he? Arsenal fans on Vertonghen last_img read more

Transfer report: Monaco join Arsenal and Chelsea in hunt for Inter Milan star

first_img Marcelo Brozovic has been linked with a transfer away from Inter this season Monaco have joined Arsenal and Chelsea in the summer transfer battle for Inter Milan midfielder Marcelo Brozovic, according to reports in Italy.The Croatian has been heavily linked with a move away from the San Siro for some time now and his agent, Miroslav Bicanic, recently revealed he has £43.3m release-clause in his new contract.Both Arsenal and Chelsea have been keeping tabs on the 24-year-old this season, while he has been linked with Liverpool and Tottenham in the past.But, according to Tutto Mercato, Monaco have now entered the race for Brozovic this summer.The French club have enjoyed a brilliant season so far – reaching the Champions League quarter-finals and climbing to the top of Ligue 1.Monaco’s success has led to many of the team’s top stars emerging as transfer targets for Europe’s elite clubs and they are expected to lose several key players in the summer.As a result, manager Leonardo Jardim is already looking at replacements and Brozovic is a name he has placed high on his shopping list. 1last_img read more

Ajax: Four great teams who saw their best stars sold too soon

first_img huge blow shining Ajax will be raided in the summer by richer clubs Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ PSV had a star=studded line-up which was later raided by the big boys Benjamin Mendy was a powerhouse on the left side of defence and Chelsea flop Tieumoue Bakayoko was the solid anchor in front of the back line.PSG and City then went in for three of those stars, with Silv, Mendy and Mbappe heading in their direction for a combined £135million.Bakayoko was sold to Chelsea for £35million and as we know, things didn’t pan out well for the Frenchman in west London.Porto 2004This was the team where Jose Mourinho made his name as one of the rising stars of management.Porto’s side was littered with talent from across the Primeira Liga and he then desecrated the team by bringing several of them to Chelsea.He won the Champions League with Porto with defenders Ricardo Carvalho and Paulo Ferreira, who later went to the Blues. tense REVEALED Managed by Guus Hiddink, PSV had current Watford stopper Heurelho Gomes between the sticks.Alex, who was on loan from Chelsea at the time, was also a towering presence at the heart of defence.Other notable squad members include ex-Man United star Park Ji-Sung, Mark van Bommel and Wilfried Bouma, who all packed their bags after their agonising defeat to AC Milan in the semi-final of Champions League.Ajax 1996-99Another incredible team which was picked apart by the big boys was Louis van Gaal’s Ajax side of the middle-to-late 90s.Van Gaal guided his side to European glory following a victory over AC Milan in 1996 and Clarence Seedorf departed for Sampdoria following the triumph. no dice Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ One thing is almost certain, however, and that is their squad will be raided in the summer once the transfer window is open.Midfield starlet Frenkie de Jong has already completed a £65million deal to Barcelona – and there could be much more to come, with Matthijs de Ligt, Andre Onana, Donny van de Beek, David Neres and Hakim Ziyech all heavily linked with a move away.In light of the reports and the inevitable exodus of talent, takes a look at some of the previous teams that have been broken up too soon… LATEST Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury ADVICE Mourinho guided this Porto to team to Champions League glory in 2004 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move center_img 5 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January 5 deals Ajax are a simply delightful team to watch.They ran rings around Spurs at points during the first leg of thier semi-final tie last Tuesday with their neat intricate passing –  and it took a change of Tottenham’s formation for them to be stopped. 5 Ajax had a stunning team with the likes of Mark van Bommel and Edgar Davids in their ranks REPLY 5 Deco was a target for Chelsea but he opted to go to Barcelona, while Pedro Mendes joined Spurs.The following season, Porto fell apart and slipped two second in the league, ridding of two managers in the process.No team outside of the ‘Big Five’ leagues has won the prestigious tournament since. The next year’s summer was when the team was really raided. Milan president Silvio Berlusconi swooped in for defender Michael Reizifer and midfielder Edgar Davids, with Nwankwo Kanu heading to Inter.The year after that Marc Overmars and Patrick Kluivert went with Van Gaal to Barcelona and they were followed by the De Boer twins the following year.Monaco 2017This Monaco side was chock full of stars and defied the odds by beating Paris Saint-Germain to the Ligue 1 crown.They almost went all the way in the Champions League too, beating the likes of Pep Guardiola’s Man City before being they were defeated by Juventus in the semi-final.The list of stars in their team was endless, with global superstar Kylian Mbappe and Bernardo Silva both up top in the forward three. gameday cracker Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars 5 Monaco players line-up ahead of their Champions League semi-final with Juventus in 2017 PSV Eindhoven 2005This PSV side were the last side outside of the ‘Big Five’ leagues to make it to the semi-final of the Champions League prior to Ajax.The team had a line-up including some legends of the game and heroes on their way to stardom, but it was eventually pulled apart from clubs around Europe.last_img read more

UW-Marshfield/Wood County women’s basketball rips UW-Rock County

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — Four players scored in double figures to lift the University of Wisconsin-Marshfield/Wood County women’s basketball team to a 63-39 rout of UW-Rock County on Saturday afternoon at the Marauder Gym.Katie Meacham, Taylor Lynn, and Allie Paitel each scored 11 points, and Paige Newman added 10 for the Marauders. Paitel and Mikayla Jankowski each had 12 rebounds in the win.The Marauders (11-7, 10-4 Wisconsin Collegiate Conference) led 27-21 at halftime before opening up their lead in the second half with the help of a 23-1 run.UW-Marshfield also held Rock to 23 percent shooting and held a massive 68-31 rebounding advantage.The Marauders wrap up their regular-season schedule Monday at home against UW-Fond du Lac. The game begins at 5:30 p.m. The Wisconsin Collegiate Conference playoffs begin Feb. 14.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of 63, Rattlers 39UW-Rock County 21 18 – 39UW-Marshfield/Wood County 27 36 – 63UW-ROCK COUNTY (39): Danielle Wagner1-4 0-0 2, Leanna Kinney 6-19 0-0 17, Molly Wellnitz 0-7 0-5 0, Emilie O’Donnell 6-21 5-9 18, Skyler Kafka 0-2 0-0 0, Jessica Rackow 1-6 0-0 2. FG: 14-59. FT: 5-9. 3-pointers: 6-30 (Kinney 514, O’Donnell 1-7, Wagner 0-1, Rackow 0-3, Wellnitz 0-5). Rebounds: 31 (Rackow 10). Assists: 12 (three with 3). Turnovers: 11. Fouls: 11. Fouled out: none.UW-MARSHFIELD/WOOD COUNTY (63): Katie Meacham 5-14 0-0 11, Mikayla Jankowski 3-11 0-0 6, Paige Newman 4-15 2-6 10, Taylor Lynn 4-15 3-3 11, DeNecia Turner 2-8 1-2 5, Becca Austin 1-1 0-0 2, Carrie Stroetz 3-8 1-2 7, Allie Paitel 5-11 1-2 11. FG: 27-83. FT: 8-15. 3-pointers: 1-14 (Meacham 1-8, Turner 0-1, Jankowski 0-2, Newman 0-3). Rebounds: 68 (Jankowski 12, Paitel 12). Assists: 20 (Jankowski 5). Turnovers: 12. Fouls: 9. Fouled out: none.last_img read more

NDP: South Africa to push for ‘Big Fast Results’

first_img20 June 2014 The South African government is set to launch an initiative – inspired by the “Big Fast Results” methodology successfully applied by Malaysia – to fast-track the delivery of priorities outlined in the country’s National Development Plan, President Jacob Zuma announced in Cape Town on Friday. Responding to the debate on his State of the Nation address in Parliament, Zuma said government officials had held discussions with their Malaysian counterparts on a South African adaptation of the Big Fast Results methodology. He said the initiative, dubbed Operation Phakisa, would be launched in July. “We want to find methods that work, that will deliver results, and we believe Operation Phakisa may provide the key.” The National Development Plan (NDP), also known as Vision 2030, is the country’s 30-year framework for growing the economy while tackling unemployment, poverty and inequality. Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe, speaking during the debate on the State of the Nation address earlier this week, said the Big Fast Results methodology involved bringing key stakeholders together in “laboratories” for intensive planning at a practical and detailed level; setting targets which are made public; rigorously monitoring progress with implementation; and making the results public. Using this methodology, Radebe said, the government of Malaysia had been able to register impressive results within a short period. The first implementation of Operation Phakisa – the economic sector “laboratory” – will initially be led by the Department of Environmental Affairs, and focus on unlocking the economic potential of South Africa’s oceans. Radebe said there was massive untapped economic potential related to the country’s oceans, in the areas of marine transport and manufacturing, offshore oil and gas exploration, aquaculture and marine protection services and governance. “It is estimated that unlocking the economic potential of our oceans can contribute up to R177-billion to GDP by 2033 compared to R54-billion in 2010,” Radebe said, adding: “This sector has the potential to employ one-million people by 2033 compared with 316 000 in 2010.” The second implementation of Operation Phakisa – the health sector “laboratory” – will apply the new methodology to improve service delivery in clinics nationwide, promoting Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi’s “ideal clinic” initiative. The laboratory will be undertaken in collaboration with provinces, districts and clinic managers with the aim of producing a detailed plan for improving service delivery in public sector clinics. The plan will include indicators, targets and timeframes, as well as a guideline for clinic managers to develop and sustain these improvements. Source: read more

The August 2018 issue of LPM Online is Focused On ORC

first_imgThis edition of LPM Online is focused on organized retail crime (ORC). Here’s a look at the articles in this issue. Please don’t skip over the advertisements and sponsored content that make this publication possible.Top ORC Units Use Open‑Source Intelligence to Close Cases LPM’s Garett Seivold looks at retailers and law enforcement that are using open‑source intelligence investigative techniques to connect the dots to identify offenders and close cases more quickly.Gift Cards Have Become a Common Currency for ORC Jacque Brittain, LPC, examines how thieves are exploiting retail return policies to receive gift cards that are easily sold online or used in drug transactions.- Sponsor – Inside the ORC‑Opioid Connection Does if matter if offenders are stealing to get money to score drugs rather than to pocket cash? We have insights from the Michigan State Police, Ben Dugan from CVS Health, and Walter Palmer.How ORC Fuels Human Trafficking Tom Meehan, CFI, examines the ties between ORC and forced prostitution and how investigators can recognize possible human trafficking when interviewing ORC suspects.Facing a Whale of a Problem, ORCAs Provide Some Answers ORC associations provide a valuable resource for both retailers and law enforcement. Jacque Brittain, LPC, lists ways for ORCAs to better serve their members who are on the front line fighting ORC.5 Things Loss Prevention Professionals Can Do to Impact Retail Crime Karl Langhorst, CPP, CFI, provides some practical advice for local loss prevention personnel to better partner with law enforcement and prosecutors in the fight against ORC and shoplifting.If you’ve missed any of our previous LPM Online editions, go to the Archives. Be sure to become an LPM digital subscriber, so you are the first to know when new issues are available. If you haven’t already, sign up on the SUBSCRIBE NOW page. If you would like a free subscription to our award‑winning print magazine, go to Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Streaking Jazz make sweet music coming out of All-Star break

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I think he should be rookie of the year for sure, not just because of his numbers but his impact on their team,” Lillard said. “He’s basically leading them and it’s special to see a rookie be able to do what he’s doing out there.”Over All-Star weekend, Mitchell won the slam dunk contest.The Jazz also made an important addition with Jae Crowder, acquired in a three-team trade from the Cavaliers at trade deadline. Crowder’s father, Corey, played for the Jazz in the 1991-92 season.In three games with the Jazz, Crowder has averaged 14.7 points and five rebounds and seems to have a new outlook with his new team.“These guys, they welcomed me right when I walked through the door. And playing with them is very, very, very fun,” he said following his debut.The Jazz resume play Thursday, at home against Portland. Coach Quin Snyder was asked whether the All-Star break came at a good time for the Jazz.“There’s two schools of thought, right? Let’s get the rest, and get recharged. And then there’s well, we’ve got a rhythm. We don’t want to lose the rhythm, let’s keep playing,” Snyder said. “I’d like us to do both.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais FILE – In this Feb. 12, 2018, file photo, Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) celebrates as he runs off the court following their NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, in Salt Lake City. As the season picks back up following the All-Star break, the Jazz are riding an 11-game winning streak. They’re currently part of a tightly-clustered group Western Conference teams that are vying for playoff position with some two months left in the regular season. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)PORTLAND, Ore. — A few weeks ago, it appeared the Utah Jazz might be headed to the draft lottery. Those around the NBA weren’t buying it.“They’ve got some good players, so I don’t think anybody was surprised they fought their way back in,” Portland guard Damian Lillard said.ADVERTISEMENT As the season picks back up following the All-Star break, the Jazz are riding an 11-game winning streak. They are part of a tight cluster of Western Conference teams vying for playoff position with some two months left in the regular season.It’s been quite a rise.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingUtah’s last loss was back on Jan. 22. The Jazz fell to 19-28 after losing 104-90 to Atlanta and were 18 games behind the conference-leading Warriors.“There were times where we kind of looked like we didn’t want to play, myself included,” Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell said after the loss to the Hawks, who are last in the Eastern Conference. “That’s not us. That’s not our identity.” ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusivescenter_img MOST READ Rudy Gobert stressed it would be a painful road “until we start playing more physical and being more focused on what we have to do, individually and collectively.”Turns out the loss was a turning point of sorts. The resolve started the very next game with a 98-95 overtime win at Detroit. Along the way the Jazz beat the East’s top team, Toronto, on the road, and had victories over the Warriors and the Spurs. They downed Portland 115-96, ending the Blazers’ nine-game winning streak at home.“Everything is coming to fruition,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said about the Jazz. “They believe in the system. It takes awhile to put a system in. You have to have players of character who will understand it and execute it.”The Jazz rolled into the All-Star break with a 107-97 victory at home over Phoenix last Tuesday.Mitchell has been key, leading the team with an average of 24 points and four rebounds over the 11-game streak. For his rookie season, he has averaged 19.6 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte Judiciary Committee set to take over Trump impeachment probe View comments Man City’s quadruple bid ends in shock FA Cup loss to Wiganlast_img read more

Maximizing Revenue in a Challenging Environment: Approaching the Corporate Sector

first_imgNEW! Find a sample Ethics Clause below Related Documents. (You can also download the audio recording, transcript and presentation slides.)In challenging times, nonprofits often increase efforts to generate additional funding so critical programs and initiatives do not suffer. At the same time, however, securing revenue is increasingly difficult because of the economic conditions. Corporations are besieged by requests from numerous non-profits and are now more judicious as to their contributions.You must stand out from the others.Discover what the corporate sector is seeking when considering whether to sponsor your activities, and the reasons why they want to align with your organization. Going beyond the basic philanthropic request will help you develop successful long-term partnerships. Explore how to step outside the mindset of standard offerings and think strategically about establishing these relationships. Fostering these relationships will not only help your bottom line, but can assist you in other ways as well.We will also touch on some more advanced topics such as campaign optimization, integration with website analytics and opportunities for non-grant paid search campaigns.This session will provide a road map into the corporate world and help you convince a business that you are a worthwhile partner. Topics covered include:Why companies are willing to increase sponsorship fundingHow to differentiate your cause in the crowd of organizations seeking sponsorshipsRecognizing that the benefits typically offered by non-profits often do not meet the needs of the corporate sectorA step-by-step methodology for creating a successful partnership-based programEstablishing a systematic approach in your outreach to the corporate sector which differs from the philanthropic requestKey factors to evaluate to ensure your organization remains true to its missionAbout our speakerLewis Flax is President and CEO of Flax Associates, a firm that assists nonprofits in the understanding, implementation and execution of successful sponsorship and partnership sales efforts. He is currently assisting Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, Associated Builders and Contractors, and the Institute of Management Accountants in maximizing their revenues generated through partnership offerings. Mr. Flax is active in the American Society for Association Executives and serves as an instructor for courses offered through Dale Carnegie Training.last_img read more

Virat Kohli shouldn’t rush himself back from injury: Harbhajan Singh

first_imgHarbhajan Singh has urged Virat Kohli to return to cricket only after achieving full fitness after the India skipper was ruled out his county stint next month.Surrey suffered a massive blow on Thursday when world’s best batsman Kohli was ruled out with a neck injury.The injury concerns were raised after Kohli visited Hinduja hospital on Wednesday afternoon to visit a leading orthopaedic.WATCH FULL INTERVIEW”Any injury is a scare. If something happens to Virat, it will be a big blow for the team. Team India would be empty without him in England. I hope nothing major has happened to him and let’s hope he plays during the England series,” Harbhajan told India Today.Harbhajan further said Kohli must look after his body as this was not the first case of fitness issue for the 29-year-old.Also read – Kohli’s no-show for county stint leaves Surrey heartbroken”You need to change your stance if you have a bad back and you need to be very strong mentally, Virat is a strong guy mentally. He has to ensure he looks after his body. If he does not play the Tests, that will be massive. He should not rush himself. He needs to give himself proper time to look after himself. Even if he skips the ODIs and T20Is, that’s fine. He is very keen to go to England and prove a point,” Harbhajan added.Kohli earlier this year had to miss a T20 International in South Africa due to a back injury.advertisement”It’s always nice to have 15 or 20 days to start another series – here, he has an entire month and that is enough time to recover. But he needs to be careful. He might need to see what is the best way forward – but at the end of the day, he is the best judge and if he thinks he can, he should play the limited-overs matches too,” Harbhajan said.Also read – Kohli ruled out of county stint, fitness test on June 15Kohli suffered a neck injury while fielding during Match 51 of the IPL 2018 between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad on May 17 at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.The injury concerns were raised after Kohli visited Hinduja hospital on Wednesday afternoon to visit a leading orthopaedic.”This decision was taken following assessments by the BCCI Medical team, subsequent scans, and a specialist visit. The Team India captain will now undergo a period of rehabilitation under the supervision of the BCCI Medical team.Also read – Neck sprain or slip disc? Confusion over Kohli’s injury”He will begin training and subsequently undergo a fitness test at the NCA in Bengaluru from June 15. The BCCI Medical Team is confident that Mr Kohli will regain full fitness ahead of India’s upcoming tours to Ireland and England,” BCCI added.Kohli, who had a torrid time in England last time India toured the nation in 2014, had signed a deal with Surrey to play six matches in June.Kohli was in line to become the sixth Indian to play for Surrey. The five Indians to have played for Surrey include Anil Kumble, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Murali Kartik, and Pragyan Ojha.Also read – Kohli forced to miss county stint: Recapping his hectic work lifeBack in 2014, Kohli had a disastrous time in England. He scored 1, 8, 25, 0, 39, 28, 0, 7, 6 and 20 in the five Tests and finished the series with an average of 13.50.However, he has been in sensational form since. Kohli returned to India and worked on his technique with Sachin Tendulkar. Later that year, he toured Australia and slammed four hundreds in four Tests.The Indian captain has since also scored six double hundreds including four in successive series. Against England in the five-Test series at home, Kohli scored 655 runs and led India to a 4-0 triumph.Kohli was also in top form in South Africa, smashing 871 runs across formats. He was the leading run-scorer in the Test and ODI series.last_img read more

Manchester United appoint Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as permanent manager

first_imgOle Gunnar Solskjaer has been appointed as Manchester United’s permanent manager, the club announced on Thursday. Solskjaer took over as the club’s caretaker manager in December when United were struggling at the sixth place. Solskjaer has turned around the fortunes of the club with 10 wins from 13 Premier League games.Former United players and experts had already said that with the results that Solskjaer has produced, he has left Ed Woodward no chance but to make him the permanent manager.Even United’s top players like Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba backed Solskjaer and Lukaku went as far as to say, “what else does he have to do to get the job”.”Since coming in as caretaker manager in December, the results Ole has delivered speak for themselves,” said Woodward.”More than just performances and results, Ole brings a wealth of experience, both as a player and as a coach, coupled with a desire to give young players their chance and a deep understanding of the culture of the club.”This all means that he is the right person to take Manchester United forward. I want to thank Ole and the coaching team for everything they have done so far and congratulate him on this richly deserved appointment.”Gary Neville had predicted that United will appoint Solskjaer as the permanent manager in the international break and exactly that has happened.”This is the job that I always dreamed of doing and I’m beyond excited to have the chance to lead the club long-term and hopefully deliver the continued success that our amazing fans deserve,” said the 46-year-old in a statement on United’s website.advertisement”From the first day I arrived, I felt at home at this special club. It was an honour to be a Manchester United player, and then to start my coaching career here.”United will resume Premier League action on Saturday with a home match against Watford.last_img read more