Team Philippines falls short of podium finish in Street Child World Cup

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bucks agree to hire Mike Budenholzer as coach In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Photo from Team Philippines Street Child World Cup Facebook pageTeam Philippines has nothing to be ashamed of despite falling short of winning a medal in the girls’ division of the 2018 Street Child World Cup held in Moscow, Russia.The Philippines just missed a podium finish after bowing to England, 2-0, in the third-place playoff.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES But while the team did not get its desired result, the effort shown by the players was enough reason for coach Ronalyn Lagata to be proud of.“Our girls really put a great effort in the battle for third,” Lagata said in a video posted on the team’s Facebook page.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“They enjoyed playing. Of course, they’re sad because they lost but everyone who saw them play were impressed and proud of them.”The young Filipinos didn’t have the height but they cut their opponents down to size to make the semifinals. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trialcenter_img MOST READ They dominated India, 6-0, before drawing England, 1-1, in the group stage before edging Mauritius, 1-0, in the quarterfinals and bowing to eventual champion Brazil, 1-0, in the semis.“They always compare their height against the other teams but they were able to prove that it doesn’t matter how small you are in playing football.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations View commentslast_img read more

Court Injunction Hangs Over LFA Elections

first_imgCredible information from a secret meeting say denied applicants for the forthcoming LFA elections have agreed to file a writ of injunction against the elections if the Elections Committee, headed by Malcolm Joseph failed to provide statutory reasons of their exclusion.The aggrieved stakeholders, earlier this week at a local resort in Monrovia, said the court’s injunction is to address their rights regarding on their disqualification according to the LFA’s Statutes, the Electoral Code and CAF and FIFA Statutes.According to the civil law court proceeding, if the ‘petition of injunction’ is filed the court may send a writ of preliminary injunction along with the plaintiff’s petition to stall all processes relating to the football elections until a preliminary hearing is heard and otherwise.The LFA’s Election Committee, in a press release, which bore only the signature of Chairman Joseph without the signatures of the other two members qualified and disqualified applicants for the March 22, 2014 elections which is expected to be held in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.The release announcing the qualification of candidates said it was done following a very careful and rigorous screening process of documents submitted… as well as a review of the Liberia Football Association (LFA) Statutes, the Electoral Code and CAF and FIFA Statutes, the Elections Committee (has) placed a “hold” on five candidates for further clarification.Those concerned were, Cyrus N. Wright and Mr. Dee Maxwell S. Kemayah for inconsistencies with the signature and letterhead of one of the letters of nomination from Earth Angels and Korpu Beatrice Kpoto and Aliou Bah for educational requirements.Others were Adolph Lawrence and Alfred Sayon for double nominations by Garnerville FC, and they are contesting the post of the Vice President for Operations.The qualified 17 candidates are: for the Executive Committee Lemuel B. Sherman, Allian Klayee, Samuel Y. Karn, Ansu V.S. Dulleh, Rochell G.D. Woodson, Adolphus G. Harmon and Matthew Smith.The rest are Samuel Ashley, Wilmot Smith, Yanqueh S. Borsay, Urias Glaybo, Mustapha I. Raji, D. Sheba Browne, Wallace G. Weiah and Ciata A. Bishop – Female Representative to the Executive Committee.Incumbent football Chief H. Musa Bility was the only applicant while for the Vice President for Administration, sitting Musa Shannon and Sekou Konneh of BYC are eligible to run for the position.The Elections Committee assured candidates of expeditious, fair and independent examination their written concerns and in accordance with all relevant statutes, laws and codes as well as taking into account individual and collective reputation will act for the common good of football in Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Anderson sizzles again as Angels blast Indians

first_imgIt was not a sellout for the first game of the Angels’ and Cleveland Indians’ four-game battle this weekend, and national television won’t arrive for another two days. So the Angels made sure to make as much noise as they could, figuring that a 10-3 victory over the Indians was the best way to let everybody know that a Red Sox-Yankees American League Championship Series is not preordained destiny. The victory also included a franchise-record RBI streak from Garret Anderson. The Angels now lead the American League West by eight games over the Seattle Mariners, matching their largest division lead this season. Their magic number to clinch their third division title in four years was reduced to 16. Without Vladimir Guerrero, who injured his right triceps in batting practice and was a late scratch, the Angels pounded the Indians anyway. They are a team that has battled through injuries all season so why panic that their $14.5 million sledgehammer, who won the Home Run Derby this July, is on the shelf for a few days? “This is a team effort and it is not just one guy,” said starter Kelvim Escobar, who showed no panic. “Definitely Vlad is our best guy, but at the same time we’re playing good baseball right now. BASEBALL: Anaheim overcomes absence of Guerrero in key victory. By Doug Padilla STAFF WRITER The American League playoff contenders that nobody outside of Anaheim and Cleveland are talking about met in relative obscurity Thursday. “Those guys are doing a good job and I don’t think I have ever seen something like what (Anderson) is going right now.” Anderson continued his own assault with a fifth-inning single off Indians starter Paul Byrd that gave him an RBI in each of the Angels’ last 11 games to set a franchise record. The two-out hit started a four-run rally that put the Angels in front for good. Anderson is just two games off the AL record of 13 consecutive set by the Kansas City Royals’ Mike Sweeney in 1999 and the Chicago White Sox’s Taffy Wright in 1941. The major-league record is 17. Playing with fire coming out of his nostrils, Anderson added to his RBI total in the eighth inning with a two-run home run. He leads the major leagues with 56 RBIs since the All-Star break and has 31 of those in the last 16 games alone. What’s more impressive is that Anderson’s RBI streak does not include his 10-RBI game Aug. 21 against the Yankees. “I’m just glad the actual RBIs that broke the record meant something and it just wasn’t something done late in the game with nothing on the line,” Anderson said. Escobar (16-7) needed 109 pitches to complete his 52/3 innings of work, but had eight strikeouts and did enough to join John Lackey as a 16-game winner. Lackey will go for No. 17 tonight. doug.padilla@sgvn.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Lowell hires search firm

first_imgWHITTIER – As if selling a school and implementing nearly $2 million in budget cuts isn’t enough, the Lowell Joint School District is also on the verge of a major leadership change this summer. By July, officials say they should have permanent replacements in line for two of the district’s top administrative posts, which are now being filled on an interim basis by Superintendent Ronald Randolph and his wife, Assistant Superintendent of Instruction Margaret Randolph. Both longtime district veterans retired a few years ago, but were temporarily hired back several times when their replacements ended up resigning. But now, the board has hired a search firm to find a new superintendent and a district committee has begun an extensive hiring process for a new assistant superintendent – with the hopes of filling both posts by the end of the school year. “We’re optimistic that this will be a good transition,” said board President Janet Averill, “and that we’ll be able to maintain the excellent academic program that our district has achieved.” The superintendent search is being conducted by Mission Viejo-based Leadership Associates, which has had open forums and meetings with parents, staff, administrators and board members to come up with the best idea for what the community would like in a new superintendent. Now, the firm is compiling the information to compose a superintendent job profile, then it will post the job description, Margaret Randolph said. “The key person here is the superintendent, and that’s why we’re having the search firm do that,” Margaret said. “I feel that before, we would allow \ people to work into their positions gradually because we were around to help. “But now, we’re trying to select people who will hit the ground running and do the job,” she added. “We’re backing off from putting inexperienced people in there and nurturing them along.” The school board is expected to approve the hiring of a new assistant superintendent in late March. And even though the Randolphs will step down from their interim positions, they say they will be available on a volunteer basis to help the new hires adjust over the summer. “We’ve both been here so long and we have the history,” Margaret said. “When things come up later, we’ll be available to help because we know how to proceed. So I think we’re on the right track.” tracy.garcia@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Thieves left screwdriver in back of door

first_imgGardai in Letterkenny are investigating an attempted break-in to a house in The Gardens in Ballymacool.The attempt was made between 9pm on August 28th and 10.30am on August 29thth last.A screwdriver was left in the back-door lock of the house while the door frame was also interfered with. Gardai in Letterkenny on 074 9167100 would like to hear from anybody who may have seen anybody acting suspiciously in the area at the time.Thieves left screwdriver in back of door was last modified: September 3rd, 2019 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)last_img read more

Photos: Golden State Warriors’ Chase Center shaping up

first_imgClick here if you are unable to view this gallery on a mobile device.Longtime Golden State Warriors season ticket holder Tim Healy of Castro Valley got a look at his four seats– “the best seats in the house,” he says–during a tour of the Warriors new home currently under construction in San Francisco on Friday, Jan. 4.Chase Center will feature 100,000 square feet of retail space for 29 stores, a 35,000 square-foot plaza and a 5½-acre bayfront park, as well as the basketball court, of course.T …last_img read more

Conditions improving (finally) around Ohio

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Nathan Brown — Highland CountyWe have missed some of the rains but you don’t have to go very far north, south or west of us and they have caught a lot of the rains. We have been fortunate enough to get some dry spells and get some work accomplished. We got the wheat all run and got the straw baled. We should finish sidedressing today and finish post- spraying the corn and I will start post- spraying beans today too.I haven’t gone across the scales yet but we are figuring that we’ll have really close to 90-bushel wheat. I think spraying fungicide and all of the extra tings we try to do really paid off. We had really low vomitoxin levels. The test weight was pretty good and it was pretty well dry. I think the wettest we came out of the field was 14.5%. We just shipped it straight to town.The straw actually turned out really good. We had a couple of little rain showers on it before we got it all baled. I think we ended up close to 100 bales per acre on the straw so we were pretty happy with that.Things looks 100% better than they looked a week ago. The corn is finally starting to root down to that sidedress nitrogen and that is helping it along. Two weeks ago the corn was really yellow and really short. Things are growing and greening up and looking better corn wise.Beans have been in the ugly stage for the last month. They are just now starting to come out of it. We are still far from being canopied and I am afraid the weeds are going to out compete us. We walked out in some bean fields and found a spot or two of frogeye. There are some other locations with more, but the dryer weather has slowed things down.Driving around the neighborhood I see a lot of variability in crops. There was a lot of replanting and more prevented planting than I thought. I think this crop is going to be late all year.Andrew Armstrong — Clark CountyWe are getting the warm weather and the corn is absolutely loving it. Some of our early corn has started tasseling on just the few acres we were able to plant in April. I was gone for the weekend and in just those two days it is incredible how much the corn has grown.We finished sidedressing two weekends ago. Around our house we have corn fields planted a month apart. The later corn is catching up with the earlier corn. We have even seen the wetter spots coming around and looking pretty good. The rains we’re getting are keeping things going so everything on the corn side is looking pretty good. There are still holes out there and some uneven stands. It is funny, in some fields we are saying that it is looking pretty good but in an average year we’d say, “Oh that isn’t planted right.” It is what it is and we aren’t going to worry too much about it now. We’re going to be thankful for what we have and push the other acres to their full potential. We haven’t found any diseases yet, but we are going to keep a close eye on things to make sure nothing too bad happens out there.Our beans are hot and cold depending on where you’re at but they are still going and we’re getting somewhere with them. We got all of the corn sprayed and one field left to spray for beans.For the first time I can remember we were using both the TerraGator and the RoGator at the same time. On the hot humid days when we were spraying, you can roll over those beans and they just pop right back up. Dylan Baer — Wood CountyI have about 50% of my first-cutting hay made. We got a good start to the weather this week so I’ll mow the rest of it today, get it made and move right into wheat harvest. The quality was OK considering everything. It got pretty stemmy and the tons were way down. I mowed it and it got some rains on it and it seems like the alfalfa is coming back. It looks like it is filling in and may be halfway decent the next go around. I may try to replant some in some of my new seedings.Wheat is looking good. There are some guys who started in the area. We are going to try some tomorrow afternoon. We have heard reports that the quality is not as good as what we were hoping for. We sprayed everything but we’ve heard that even with the spray there are some issues. We’re hoping to find out tomorrow.We planted the fields that needed to be planted for landlord purposes. We replanted some beans too. It was a struggle but we ended up planting about 25% of the corn we intended on planting and about 60% of the bean acres we intended. Some of those fields got switched from corn to beans, so it is not in all the fields we anticipated planting.As a seed dealer we ended up with quite a few beans left over. Some are treated that are non-returnable. We are going to try and use them as a cover crop to keep the weeds down, maybe mixed with oats. I am going to try a field of straight oats and spray it and bale it, maybe make it as straw. We signed up for some programs with NRCS to help with that to justify the cost of the cover crop. We will plant cover crops after wheat harvest too.We are looking at some of our fields, even after the second replanting, that don’t look the greatest and that is disheartening. You wonder if you should have just let it sit. There are other guys who just say, “It is what it is. Let’s get ready for 2020.” Lamar Liming – Trumbull/ Mahoning CountyThere is a lot of late planted corn around here but I think for the most part I’d say the majority got planted. We got everything planted and replanted. We got the first cutting hay done. The quality was pretty rough and surprisingly the tonnage wasn’t there. I guess it was too wet even for the hay and it kind of shut down. I talked to a couple of neighbors and they said the same thing. They were surprised when they got to mowing it.The stuff I mowed the first of June was really set back too. It is pretty rough looking. The alfalfa really took a hit and the ground was so saturated the grass just set still.The corn and soybeans look a lot better. We got the corn sidedressed and it has made a world of difference. We increased the nitrogen rate a little bit. With the nitrogen and the heat, the corn is looking a whole lot better. The beans took off too with the heat.One neighbor started Friday with wheat and then he got rained out. There is not much to report on wheat harvest around here yet. I am going to bale a few square bales of straw from him. Next we’ll start making second cutting hay. We got the early-planted beans sprayed. Our fair is this week and that will be taking some time too.The corn weed control looks great. The beans we planted early were starting to get weedy but we got them sprayed about two weeks ago so I’d say we’re not terrible for the year with weed control. Things are a lot better than they were two weeks ago.last_img read more

4 Signs That You Are Perceived as a Commodity

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now There are signs that warn you that your prospective client believes you are really a commodity.When this is true, you have to work very hard to change this perception, make yourself stand out from the pack, and prove that you have a compelling, differentiated, unmatched offering.Your first call comes from purchasing.If your first call comes from your prospective client’s purchasing department, you have all the evidence necessary to know that they perceive you as a commodity. If the first call you make is to purchasing, then you believe you are a commodity.In larger companies, purchasing plays an outsized role in the buying process. In some cases, the purchasing folks are strategic, choosing partners instead of vendors. That being said, they also believe that price is often the dominant factor to be evaluated, and most of what they buy they perceive as commodities.You receive unsolicited RFPs.An unsolicited RFP isn’t a real opportunity. It’s almost invariably a waste of your time. Why? Because the lack of discernment on who receives the request for proposal is an indication that the prospective client believes that one name on a list of a sales organization is as good as the next.If you reply to unsolicited requests for proposal without pushing back and disrupting the process, you are behaving like a commodity. That will only result in your being treated like one.Your prospective clients tell you they perceive no difference.When someone tells you that they can’t see the difference between you and your competitors, you have a differentiation problem. You might have a “value creation” problem, too. You undoubtedly have a commoditization problem.If there is no difference that makes a difference for your dream clients, then they cannot help but believe that you are a commodity. You have to draw bold lines of differentiation, making clear why and how you are different and better, lest you become a commodity.You are asked to match or beat your competitor’s prices.Being asked to match your competitor’s price is something people do when they perceive no differences, and when they believe the result they get from you will be the exact same result they will get from your competitors.Being asked to beat your competitor’s price is the ultimate insult when it comes to the perception of value. Not only does your prospective client perceive no difference, they don’t believe that you can create any value outside of lowering their prices.How you are perceived is within your control. How you sell can differentiate you. Your commitment to delivering greater results than anyone else can differentiate. Your firm, unshakeable belief in your product and your company and its superiority over all comers.last_img read more

Jazz moving on from Hayward, but timing is ‘problematic’

first_imgRobredo: 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 “Timing has been problematic,” Lindsey said Wednesday. “It’s time for us to pivot. It’s time for us to move on. We like our young group and we think we’re going to keep the defensive integrity.“There’s not as many prospects left on the board because of the timing. So we’ll take a look at it, prospects at every level.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThings took a bizarre turn Tuesday as early reports had Hayward going to Boston, but his agent later put out a statement that the decision had not been made. Hours later, it was announced through a Hayward-written post on The Players’ Tribune .Lindsey declined to address the way it was handled or the way he was informed. “There’s probably a few adjectives there,” Lindsey said. “That may be a conversation for a later date.”The Jazz are losing 21.9 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game and their lone All-Star that helped return the team to the playoffs for the first time since 2012.“Certainly we will miss Gordon and his many contributions to our team, but I always tell our players that ‘adversity is opportunity in disguise,’” Jazz coach Quin Snyder said in a statement. “This is one of those moments and we need to live those words. We have a roster of young, talented and resilient players. I am confident that together we will accept this challenge while continuing to strive toward our goal of individual and collective improvement.“To further lament Gordon’s departure does not honor the commitment we have to our current players.”ADVERTISEMENT China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Heat, Waiters agree on new deal Gordon Hayward #20 of the Utah Jazz watches on during their game against the Charlotte Hornets at Time Warner Cable Arena on January 18, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFPSALT LAKE CITY, UTAH—Utah Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey hasn’t spoken with Gordon Hayward since the All-Star announced he was heading to the Boston Celtics. The two have texted back and forth, however.Lindsey wouldn’t lament Hayward’s choice to take Boston’s $128 million offer, understanding that it’s a personal decision that was made. But the process has left the Jazz in a bit of a bind. There were contingency plans in place in case Hayward left, but most available marquee players had made their decisions before Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend View comments LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Riveracenter_img Nikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more