LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Defending champ Serena Williams withdraws from Australian Open Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals EXCLUSIVE: Former La Salle coach Aldin Ayo confirms he will coach the Growling Tigers for the next six years. Ayo said IPEA officials will make official announcement on Jan. 11. pic.twitter.com/cKLVqhMk3q— The Varsitarian (@varsitarianust) January 4, 2018 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The official announcement is expected to be made next week, the report also said.The 40-year-old mentor will now be in charge of his third school in four years as he seeks to recapture UST’s lost glory while also eyeing to sustain his triumphant streak which saw him win titles in Letran in the NCAA and La Salle in UAAP.Ayo garnered a 30-5 record in his two-year stay with the Green Archers, including the UAAP Season 79 championship back in 2016.READ: Boy Sablan out as UST coach ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 READ: Ayo bids La Salle goodbye, hints at differences in handling teamAyo is reportedly signing a six-year contract with UST, giving him ample time to turn around a basketball program which is in dire need of a reboot.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAldin Ayo has formalized his transfer to University of Santo Tomas and reportedly signed a long term deal.The Varsitarian, the school’s official publication, broke the news early Friday, finally ending speculations on the mentor’s next destination after he left La Salle.ADVERTISEMENT The biggest challenge, however, is turning the fortunes around of UST, which finished on a humiliating 1-13 run under Boy Sablan last UAAP Season 80.Ayo will have Marvin Lee, Jordan Sta. Ana, and Cameroonian big man Steve Akomo, as well as returnees Renzo Subido and Mario Bonleon in the new chapter of his career. View comments
The Chairperson of the Joint Policing Committee (JPC) is to write to the correct authorities to recommend that Go Safe Vans refrain from sitting outside churches across Donegal. Sinn Fein’s Gerry McMonagle made the statement yesterday, Monday, in Lifford at Donegal’s JPC meeting when Community Representative, James Trearty, brought up the matter.Mr Trearty said a van had been sitting outside of St Columba’s Church in Termon during a month’s mind for Chairman of Termon GAA Club, Danny O’Donnell, in February. Expressing his annoyance at the situation, Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr Seamus O’Domhnaill, said the issue had also been brought to his attention.He said: “It is not nice for people who go to the church or the cemetery to see the van there and we as a committee need to desist of vans of that nature parking outside a place of worship.“The van was parked in the middle of the car park and it was most insensitive to the visitors of the church, especially during an occasion of a month’s mine,” O’Domhnaill added.The Chairperson of the Donegal Council added that it was time for the JPC to ‘take action’ on the situation at hand and that the appropriate offices should be contacted. Donegal’s Chief Garda Superintendent, Terry McGinn, agreed that the issue could be looked at further.Concluding on the matter, Cllr McMonagle said: “I will look at the issue and it will be dealt with appropriately and I will write to the appropriate officials in due course.”Outrage as speed vans operate outside churches during masses was last modified: April 3rd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:CLLR GERRY MCMONAGLEDonegal Joint Policing CommitteeSeamus O’Domhnaill
Embed from Getty ImagesQPR have made five changes for the visit to Aston Villa, with Sean Goss making only his second start since joining from Manchester United.Massimo Luongo, Jamie Mackie, Yeni Ngbakoto and Idrissa Sylla all come into the starting line-up as boss Ian Holloway freshens the side up after Friday’s defeat at Derby.Ryan Manning, James Perch, Matt Smith, Conor Washington and Pawel Wszolek make way – all are named among the substitutes, alongside Matt Ingram and Michael Petrasso.Aston Villa bring midfielder Leandro Bacuna back into their side after a six-match ban for putting his head into a linesman’s face, while Jordan Amavi is also recalled.Former Brentford marksman Scott Hogan, though, is only on the bench after he limped out of Saturday’s win over Norwich with an ankle injury.Aston Villa: Johnstone; Hutton, Chester, Baker, Taylor; Bacuna, Jedinak, Lansbury, Amavi; Adomah, Kodjia.Subs: Bunn, Bree, Elphick, Hourihane, Green, Grealish, Hogan.QPR: Smithies; Furlong, Onuoha, Hall, Bidwell; Freeman, Goss, Luongo, Ngbakoto; Mackie, Sylla.Subs: Ingram, Perch, Manning, Petrasso, Wszolek, Washington. Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Air New Zealand has introduced a world first for children flying unaccompanied, giving parents and guardians the opportunity to follow the steps in their journey.Children travelling alone on Air New Zealand services will now receive an Airband™ at check-in as part of the service. The wristband is embedded with a chip which is scanned at key stages of the journey to trigger text notifications to up to five nominated contacts.Air New Zealand General Manager Customer Experience Carrie Hurihanganui says Airband is a great example of the airline investing in technology to enhance the customer experience.“We know that having your child travel on their own can be a nervous time for both children and their guardians. While our staff have always taken great care of children travelling solo, we identified that there was an opportunity to enhance the experience for kids while at the same time giving caregivers further peace of mind and visibility of their journey,” says Ms Hurihanganui.“We believe this is the first time this type of technology has been used by an airline anywhere in the world for the purpose of providing caregivers greater peace of mind when their child is travelling alone. We have been trialling it across our network over recent months and the feedback from parents and guardians has been very positive with many welcoming the additional reassurance of knowing where in the journey their child is.”The airline’s new service applies to all children aged between five and 11 who’re travelling alone – but those aged up to 16 years can choose to opt in.The new service is being offered on a complimentary basis through until 3 February 2016. Bookings made from this date will incur a fee of $15 per child for each one way domestic journey, or $40 per child for each one way international journey. Suggested read: Air New Zealand brings the future of air travel
In episode 10 of Play Your Part, we meet Nneile Nkholise, whose company designs breast and facial prostheses for people with cancer and burn victims. Here’s a sneak peek of the episode:Nneile Nkholise is founder of the company iMed Tech Group, which is incubated at The Innovation Hub. (Images: Brand South Africa)Brand South AfricaEpisode 10 of Play Your Part tells the story of Nneile Nkholise, who went from participating in science fairs at school to founding and directing her own company. iMed Tech Group employs only African women under the age of 30 who have research backgrounds in mechanical engineering.Nkholise is one of the guests on Play Your Part episode 10, which screens on Saturday, 11 November 2017 on SABC 2.Here’s more on the other two guests featured on this episode:Andile KhumaloAndile KhumaloAndile Khumalo is co-owner of the media and communications company, MSG Afrika Group. He is also the founder of MyStartup, an online portal for budding entrepreneurs, as well as host of the radio show, Power Business, on radio station Power 98.7 FM.Bongekile RadebeBongekile RadebeBongekile Radebe has been involved in youth development and leadership programmes such as One Day Leader. She is the founder of Taste of Legends, an African tea lifestyle and business network brand that focuses on tribute teas, wellness and boutique tea events.Play Your Part is broadcast at 18:00 on Saturdays on SABC 2.To get involved in playing your part in South Africa:Check out the conversation on Twitter: #GetInvolved; orFind out about initiatives on Play Your Part here.Tell us how you Play Your Part through our social media channels:Follow us on Twitter: @PlayYourPartSA;Follow Brand South Africa on Twitter: @Brand_SA;Like us on Facebook: Official Brand South Africa.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
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 some people you are going to struggle to save. Sometimes you will fail.These people need to change. They are capable of producing much better results. They’re smart and they have great people skills. Many of them will tell you they want to change, need to change, and absolutely must change. They recognize the need to do better.They’ll tell you that they want to improve more than you want them to. They’ll sell you on how committed they are, that they’ll bear any burden, that they only need your help and patience.You will invest your time in helping them. You’ll invest your energy and your money in helping them. But there is nothing that you can do. There is nothing that you can do to help someone who won’t help themselves. If they aren’t willing to make the changes they need to to produce a better results, you can’t help them. Here’s how you’ll know:Broken Promises: They’ll promise to change, and they’ll promise to take the new actions that they need to take. And as quickly as that promise is made that promise is broken. They had every intention of keeping their promise, but they lack the real commitment to change, the self-discipline, and the intestinal fortitude.Excuses: Instead of change, you’ll hear excuses about why they weren’t able take the new actions they promised to take. They’ll plead with you for another chance, and they will promise to do better. They will mean every word, and you will be kind and forgive them. This is a pattern they have practiced for a good part of their life.Blame Shifting: It won’t be their fault that they can’t change. They’ll insist that you haven’t given them enough of your time, that they need more training, that you haven’t done enough. They’ll suggest that it is wrong for you to give up on them when they are trying. And as soon as you give them “more,” they will go right back to their normal behavior.Acceptance and Identity: As some point, your challenging employee will suggest that they simply can’t change. Instead, they’ll tell you “This is just who I am.” They’ll describe their poor behavior as their identity, absolving themselves of the responsibility to change. After all, if that is what you are, how can you be expected to change?You cannot want something for someone who doesn’t want it for himself. It’s not that they are incapable of changing; they just aren’t yet willing to change. Until they reach threshold and absolutely must change, they will repeat this pattern over and over again. If you hired them, you are obligated to do everything in your power to help them–until you’ve exhausted your options. Then you need to choose something from this list.hr /> This post was written as part of the IBM for Midsize Business program, which provides midsize businesses with the tools, expertise and solutions they need to become engines of a smarter planet.
As the deadline to finalise the draft for Lokpal Bill comes closer, the joint committee on it would meet for the last time on Tuesday hoping to resolve differences between the representatives of government and civil society. The latest meeting comes close on the heels of a three-hour discussion on Monday after which the government claimed a breakthrough in the talks. However, the civil society team, headed by anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare, did not endorse the government’s claims. This joint panel meeting on Lokpal would be the last before the deadline for the draft bill ends on June 30 and placed before the cabinet. Fresh differences between the two sides over the process of selection and removal of Lokpal, in addition to the structure and the jurisdiction of the proposed ombudsman, had emerged during the Monday meeting even as both parties had claimed that the talks were cordial. Contentious issues such as bringing the prime minister and the higher judiciary under the purview of Lokpal could not be discussed as the members disagreed on new issues. The government representatives sought a greater role for politicians in the Lokpal selection committee, while the civil society members demanded a more “broad-based” Lokpal selection committee. PM calls UPA meetMeanwhile, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh would convene a meeting of United Progressive Alliance (UPA) leaders to ascertain their views over the drafting of the Lokpal Bill. As Congress has reiterated that Parliament will have the final say on the Lokpal Bill, there has been a divergence of views among the UPA allies on the issue. While the Congress and the NCP have opposed it, the DMK has reportedly favoured it. The government has already given hints that it would convene an all-party meeting in July to discuss whether to bring the prime minister under the Lokpal’s purview.advertisementFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.
Indias Sahana Kumari got knocked out of the womens high jump at the London Olympics after clearing 1.80m and finishing at joint 15th in Group B of the qualifying competition n Thursday. The 30-year-old athlete sailed over the bar in the first attempt with a 1.80m leap but failed in her endeavour to clear the 1.85m mark in all her three attempts and got eliminated.The Bangalore-based athlete had earlier made it to the Games with a leap of 1.92m at the National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championships in Hyderabad on June 23, which erased the meet mark of 1.91m held by Bobby Aloysius of Kerala since 2004.The best clearance in the event was by Uzbekistans Svetlana Radzivil, who topped Group B with her seasons best of 1.96m.Apart from Radzivil, four others Belgiums Tia Helle, USAs Chaunte Lowe, Russias Svetlana Shkolina and Irina Gordeeva- made it to the finals from Group B with a clearance of 1.93m.Meanwhile, Spains Ruth Beitia along with Russias Anna Chicherova, Swedens Emma Green Tregaro and Frances Melanie Melfort topped Group A with a leap of 1.93m.The other athletes who qualified from Group A include Burcu Ayhan from Turkey, USAs Brigetta Barrett and Lithuanias Airine Palsyte.The final will be held on August 11.
Hong Kong: The U.S. government on Thursday stepped up its warnings to travelers to Hong Kong because of increasing violence surrounding pro-democracy protests in the Chinese city. The State Department’s Level 2 travel advisory issued Thursday urges “increased caution in Hong Kong due to civil unrest” and tells travelers to avoid demonstrations and to “exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.” The protests were sparked two months ago by proposed extradition legislation that could have seen suspects sent to mainland China where they could face torture and unfair politicized trial. They have since morphed into calls for broader democratic reforms in the former British colony, along with the resignation of Chief Executive Carrie Lam and investigations into alleged police abuse of force. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USThe territory’s crucial travel industry has suffered as tourists put off their visits, with Australia, Ireland, Britain, and Japan having also issued travel advisories to their citizens. Hong Kong police say a total of 589 people have been arrested in the protests since June 9, ranging in age from 13 to 76. They face charges including rioting, which allows for prison terms of up to 10 years. Protests have seen police firing tear gas, rubber bullets and other projectiles, with demonstrators responding with sharpened metal sticks, lobbed bricks, petrol bombs and carts full of burning debris. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsOn several occasions, protesters have also been attacked by unknown persons believed to be linked to organized crime groups, while police took little action to stop them. The central government in Beijing has so far has not visibly intervened in the situation, though in editorials and public remarks it has condemned demonstrators and protest organizers as criminals, clowns and “violent radicals” and alleged that they have been inflamed by politicians from the U.S., Taiwan and elsewhere.
It’s pretty fitting that a guy like senior offensive lineman Scott Sika would be from a town called Strongsville, Ohio. But not just for the obvious reasons one would expect. Sika was able to walk on to the Ohio State team because of his heart and work ethic. But he is a pretty strong guy, too. Putting on the scarlet jersey and silver helmet was a lifelong dream for Sika. Nearly every member of his family went to OSU. He remembers watching every Buckeye game on Saturdays when he was growing up with his father, who went to optometry school at OSU. “He’s been a big influence in my life. He’s one of the main reasons why I chose to walk on too, because he would always tell me ‘you could play here,’ but you always have doubts in the back of your mind,” Sika said. “But once you get here you realize, as they say, fathers know best. Just his influence has helped me.” Choosing to walk on to OSU’s team did not come without any risks. He would not be guaranteed a scholarship, like he had been offered from smaller programs. Nor would he be guaranteed any playing time. But Sika never had a problem focusing on the positives. “I couldn’t pass up the chance. I really wanted to go to college here. Why not give it a try and play. It’s turned out really well for me,” he said. Sika said the rigors of playing for the scout team were difficult at first, but he always maintained a team-first mentality. “When I started I knew I was going to be on the scout team. Basically I’m here to help the team. Granted, I wish I could play as much as possible, but I’m just doing what I have to do to help the team,” Sika said. “It’s coaches’ decision, whether it’s playing scout team or playing with the twos, I just do what I do and I’ve enjoyed it.” While Sika’s father, brother, sister and mother all attended OSU, his uncle wore navy and maize as a football player for the Michigan Wolverines. “It was pretty ironic,” he quipped. “We always gave each other a hard time. Every week he says he roots for us, aside from when we play Michigan obviously. We go at it, but the last couple years I’ve easily had the upper hand and he hasn’t been able to say much. It’s a fun relationship, we go back and fourth but he just wants the best for me.” The memories of multiple BCS games, including a couple National Championship games and the Rose Bowl, will stay with Sika, But he said aside from all the obvious big stages he’s seen, it’s been the relationships he’s built with his teammates that he’ll remember most. Sika will be graduating with a degree in sports management. He plans on using everything he’s learned as a football player at OSU and the connections he’s made to help him in the professional world. But no matter what, he’ll always remember the feeling he had when he first realized he was a Buckeye. “It was surreal,” he said. “As I tell a lot of people, you don’t really understand it when you’re doing it. Sometimes you sit back and say to yourself ‘wow, I’m playing for the second ranked team in the nation.’ “You get to play where Orlando Pace and Eddie George played. It’s just an honor and you don’t realize it when you’re here but once you’re gone … it’s just memories and I’m so thankful to have had an opportunity.”