PH Volcanoes lose steam, bow out of gold medal hunt

first_imgBut Sunday was cruel for the Volcanoes, who suffered a 21-7 shocker at the hands of Singapore, before finishing the round robin with a 31-14 defeat at the hands of Thailand.The Philippines were holding a 14-7 lead over Thailand in a match that the Thais needed to win to make the finals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’But the Volcanoes soon lost grip of the match, allowing Thailand to run away with the win which wasn’t enough for it make the gold medal match.Malaysia and Singapore were fighting for the gold at press time. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings FILE – Philippines Men’s Rugby 7s players during the 29th SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur at MBPJ Stadium on 19 Aug 2017. Photo by Faiz Azizan/MASOCKUALA LUMPUR — The Philippines lost one of its expected gold medals after its rugby7 men’s team dropped three successive games in the round robin match at Majlis Perbandara in Kelana Jaya.The country, which handily won the gold medal when the sports debuted two years ago, got a strong start Saturday, scoring wins over Indonesia, Cambodia and Malaysia.ADVERTISEMENT Lacuna, PH swimmers hope to get out of SEA Games slump View comments National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Teen gunned down in Masbatecenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as herlast_img read more

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Gore himself takes up too much energy

first_imgOverheating and overeating: Former Vice President Al Gore, the leading proponent for fighting global warming by decreasing our personal energy use, has been attacked for hypocrisy due to the fact that his Tennessee home uses 20 times what the average household uses. “We’re not talking apples and oranges,” said a Gore spokesman. “Have you seen Mr. Gore lately? His refrigerator alone leaves a carbon footprint that even he would fit in.” All better: Britney Spears left rehab announcing that she’s cured. “It’s pretty much the same three-week program Ted Haggard went through to rehabilitate the gayness out of him,” said a Spears publicist. “She’s probably still going to drink and drug, but at least she’ll be straight when she does.” Now If We Could Only Get The Pistons: With some houses in Detroit selling for less than cars, land developer and L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling is looking to move the Detroit housing market to Los Angeles. “While it would take a pretty big truck to pull all that weight cross-country, it would be easier than trying to find affordable housing in L.A.,” said Sterling. “I know it sounds crazy, but people thought I was crazy when I said the Clippers would win the NBA championship this year.” Doin’ a heckuva job, Albertie: First there was FEMA Director Michael Brown, then there was Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, and now Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has received President Bush’s seal of approval. “I know it looks bad,” said the president’s friend and the man on the hot seat for the questionable firing of eight federal prosecutors. “But on the bright side, even if I am found guilty of letting politics influence the justice system, the Medal of Freedom is a lock.” He (allegedly) shot her on a Monday and her heart’s now still: Legendary record producer Phil Spector went on trial this week for murder in the death of actress Lana Clarkson, and immediately petitioned the court to consider him insane. Employing the rarely used “Da-doo-ron-ron-ron-da-doo-ron-ron” defense, Spector’s attorney pleaded with the judge to “just look at that thing on the top of his head,” pointing to Spector, wearing a Beatles throwback mop-top as opposed to his classic “Sideshow Bob” doo favored by so many crackpot multimillionaires. “Who in his right mind would wear something like that?” said Spector attorney Cash McCall. “Murder you can understand, but walking around with a dead possum on your head? That’s plain nuts.” Retraction: Last week this column reported that Los Angeles City Councilman Dennis Zine had suggested an entertaining plan to get more people to vote by constructing the ballot in the form of “Mad Libs.” I am sorry to say that we got it wrong, and might have insinuated that the councilman thought the election process is something to joke about. Nothing could be farther from the truth. What Zine did suggest to entice more to the polls was that we combine elections with the lottery, giving away $1 million to one lucky voter, $2 million if the winner had voted for Zine. I hope that clears up any misunderstanding. Steve Young is author of “Great Failures of the Extremely Successful” (www.greatfailure.com). 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Solved big time: A century-old math problem known as “Lie group E8” has been figured out by a group of 18 mathematicians and computer scientists from the American Institute of Mathematics. Experts say the hand-written answer would cover New York City. “After all these years and all the people who have worked on it, we were shocked to find out the answer was 27,” said mathematician Juan Toothree. “Of course, you’d have to use a skywriting plane and write it really, really big.” War between the Big Stogies: Rush Limbaugh and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger went big mouth to brawny mouth last week, with El Rushbo calling the Governator a “Democrat in Republican clothing,” and Arnold calling Limbaugh “irrelevant.” Limbaugh then called Schwarzenegger a steroid addict, to which Schwarzenegger calledxx/xx Limbaugh an Oxycontin junkie. It really got bad when Limbaugh called a Schwarzenegger a stupid-head and Schwarzenegger called Limbaugh a pizza-face. To which all their friends said “Oo-ooh.” That’s when the teacher said recess was over and they all had to come back into class. And they said it would never last: This past week marked the fourth anniversary of the war in Iraq, longer than World War I or World War II. Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, who said in 2003 that the war would not last longer than six months, now says that the seeming lengthy duration is really an illusion. “It’s not a case that the Iraq war is so long as much as WWI and WWII were exceptionally short,” said Rummy. “Why isn’t anyone comparing it to the Hundred Years’ War? Now, that’s a long war.” War On Christmas (parades): Organizers of the annual Hollywood Christmas Parade announced that this year’s event is being canceled because of dwindling attendance and sponsor support. “It’s no secret that it’s the far-left secular-progressives who are not attending the parade that caused the cancellation,” said Bill O’Reilly. “But when God-fearing, conservative Christians don’t show up for West Hollywood’s Gay Pride Parade, it doesn’t get canceled … Did I happen to mention my book `Culture Warrior’ is still for sale?” last_img
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KAVANAGH ENCOURAGES SUBMISSIONS ON DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE

first_imgFine Gael Councillor Jimmy Kavanagh, is encouraging members of the public to make submissions to the Oireachtas Committee on Justice and Defence for a report it is compiling on domestic and sexual violence.Cllr Jimmy KavanaghThe Letterkenny councillor says domestic violence does not discriminate in terms of wealth, social standing or celebrity.“Domestic violence is a pervasive problem, from which no section of society can be insulated. This harsh reality was laid bare by last week’s Women’s Aid report which contained shocking statistics on the amount of women and children being abused in this country. “There were 16,200 disclosures of domestic violence against women to Women’s Aid in 2012, with 3,320 disclosures of emotional, physical and sexual abuse of children.“The Oireachtas Committee on Justice and Defence is currently inviting submissions from interested groups and individuals in the area of domestic and sexual violence, so a set of recommendations can be compiled for the Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter TD, on how this problem can be tackled.“I would encourage individuals and groups with experience in this area to make submissions to the Committee before June 30th. This shouldn’t be viewed as a problem that could happen to someone else; it could be your mother, your sister, your daughter. Play your part in changing how we as a society deal with domestic violence.”Submissions can be made via email to the clerk of the committee at justiceanddefence@oir.ie  KAVANAGH ENCOURAGES SUBMISSIONS ON DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE was last modified: June 22nd, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Cllr Jimmy Kavanaghdomestic violencesexual violencelast_img read more

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Simi Valley Calendar

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Studio Art Workshop, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. Call (805) 517-6261. Co-custody parenting class, 6-7 p.m. at Cornerstone Counseling Center, 1633 Erringer Road, No. 203-B, Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-2619. Open Gym Basketball, 1:30-6:30 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Fee: $2, or $10 a month. Call (805) 584-4400. Step Aerobics, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Jazzercise Aerobics, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Alternative Recreation Program: Yoga Club, 6:45-7:45 p.m. at Houghton Park, 4333 Township Ave., Simi Valley. Parents can register and participate with their child. Monthly fee: $24. Call (805) 584-4400. New Hope for breast-cancer survivors, 7-8:30 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Free. Registration required. Call (805) 527-5360, Option 3. Aqua Fit, 7-8 p.m. at Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1692 Sycamore Drive, Simi Valley. Call (805) 584-4400. Simi Peggers Cribbage Club, 7 p.m., at Simi Country Mobile Home Park Clubhouse, 1550 Rory Lane, Simi Valley. Call (805) 527-8164. Water Exercise, 7-8 p.m. at Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1692 Sycamore Drive. Fee: $40. Call (805) 584-4400. Men’s Anger Management class, 6:30 p.m. at Cornerstone Counseling Center, 1633 Erringer Road, No. 203-B, Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-2619. Simi Valley Boots and Slippers Square Dance Club, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Fee: $5. Lessons taught by Dick Hodnefield. Call (805) 583-3055; or e-mail: sqdncrmn@pacbell.net. Deep Water Workout, 8-9 p.m. at the Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1692 Sycamore Drive. Monthly fee: $45. Call (805) 584-4400. An Evening of Choreography will feature dance choreography by students and guest artists, 7 p.m. on the main stage of the Moorpark College Performing Arts Center, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark. Other performances scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, same time. Call (805) 378-1485. TUESDAY Family Planning Clinic, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Ventura County Public Health, 660 E. Los Angeles Ave., Suite B2, Simi Valley. For an appointment, call (805) 578-3677. Jazzercise Aerobics, 9-10 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Rotary of Simi Valley will meet at noon at Grand Vista Hotel, 999 Enchanted Way. Call (805) 583-4825. Videos in the Lounge, 1 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Call (805) 583-6363. Bowling, 4-5:30 p.m. at Brunswick Valley Bowl, 5255 Cochran St., Simi Valley. Fee: $5 per week. Call (805) 584-4400. Tuesday Evening Hike, 6:30, meet at the Long Canyon parking lot at Long Canyon Road and Wood Ranch Parkway. Call (805) 529-5581. Story time, 7 p.m. at Simi Valley Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road. Call (805) 526-1735. Simi Solos Toastmasters will meet, 7:30 p.m., Simi Valley YMCA, 3200 Cochran St. Call (805) 990-4950. Men’s Anger Management class, 7-9 p.m. at Cornerstone Counseling Center, 1633 Erringer Road, No. 203-B, Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-2619. Overeaters Anonymous, 8 p.m. at Church of Christ, 1554 Sinaloa Road, Simi Valley. Call (805) 581-4717 or (805) 529-8183. WEDNESDAY Swim and Stay Fit, 6-8 a.m. at the Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1765 Royal Ave., Simi Valley. Fee: $40/month; 65 and older, $20/month. Call (805) 379-2378. Kiwanis Club of Simi Valley will meet, 7 a.m. at Marie Callender’s, 20 W. Cochran St. Call (805) 526-4649. Chair Exercise, 8:30 a.m. at Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. Call (805) 529-6864, Ext. 261. CPR Update: Health Care Provider class, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Simi Valley Hospital, 2975 N. Sycamore Drive. Call (805) 955-6890. Tot Time story time, 11 a.m. at Borders Books and Music, 2910 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley. For ages 2-5. Call (805) 526-2800. Step Aerobics, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Emotional Intelligence Training for Parents, 6 p.m. at Cornerstone Counseling Center, 1633 Erringer Road, No. 203-B, Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-2619. Action Parent and Teen Support Program, 6:30 p.m. at Apollo High School, 3150 School St., Simi Valley. 24-hour hotline: (800) 367-8336. Water Exercise, 7-8 p.m. at Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1692 Sycamore Drive. Fee: $40. Call (805) 584-4400. Emotions Anonymous, 7:30-9 p.m. at United Methodist Church, Wood Room, 2394 Erringer Road, Simi Valley. Free. Call (805) 526-6231. Clutterers Anonymous will meet, 7:30-9 p.m., Simi Valley Presbyterian Church, 4832 Cochran St., Room 210. Call (805) 526-5475. Deep Water Workout, 8-9 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Park pool, 1692 Sycamore Drive. Monthly fee: $45. Call (805) 584-4400. THURSDAY Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise will meet, 7 a.m. at Grand Vista Hotel, 999 Enchanted Way, Simi Valley. Call (805) 520-4894. Jazzercise Aerobics, 9-10 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Scrabble Group will meet, 9:30 a.m. at the Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. Call (805) 517-6261. Videos in the Lounge, 1 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Call (805) 583-6363. Reproductive Health Care Clinic, 1:30-4:30 p.m. at Ventura County Public Health, 660 E. Los Angeles Ave., Suite B2, Simi Valley. (805) 578-3677. Tap for Fitness, 2:30-4 p.m. at Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. Call (805) 517-6261. Circuit Training, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Thursday Evening Hike, 6 o’clock, meet at the Chumash Trailhead. Call the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District, (805) 584-4400. Open Gym Volleyball, 6-9 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Fee: $2 or $10 a month. Call (805) 584-4400. Co-custody Parenting class, 6 p.m. at Cornerstone Counseling Center, 1633 Erringer Road, No. 203-B, Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-2619. Women’s Anger Management class, 7 p.m. at Cornerstone Counseling Center, 1633 Erringer Road, No. 203-B, Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-2619. Simi Valley Toastmasters, 7:30 p.m. at Clarion Commons, 5300 E. Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Call (805) 522-9591. Ventura County Rose Society, monthly meeting, 6:30 p.m. at the Cowan Conference Center, 550 Airport Way, Camarillo. This monthly meet will be the annual holiday party. Call (805) 523-9003. FRIDAY Basic Training, 6-7 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Open Gym Basketball, 6-9 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Fee: $2, or $10 a month. Call (805) 584-4400. Conejo Valley Republican Women Federated, luncheon meeting, topic of discussion will be War Crimes Issues, 11:30 a.m. at the Plug Nickel Restaurant, 717 Lakeside Ave., Westlake Village. Call (805) 495-6418. Mission LJK: or Does the Ice King Stop Christmas? is a play for the family, today and Saturday 8 p.m. at the Theater on High Street, 45 E. High St., Moorpark. Call (805) 529-8700. SATURDAY Men’s Anger Management class, 8 a.m. at Cornerstone Counseling Center, 1633 Erringer Road, No. 203-B, Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-2619. Jazzercise Aerobics, 8-9 a.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave., Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Open Gym Basketball, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Fee: $2, or $10 a month. Call (805) 584-4400. Calendar events are compiled each week by Staff Writer Angie Valencia-Martinez. Items must reach the Daily News one week before the Sunday on which they are to run. Items must be typewritten. Phone numbers must be attached for contact purposes. Mail to Simi Calendar, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365-4200. Fax (805) 583-0880. Angie Valencia-Martinez can be reached at (805) 583-7604 or by e-mail at angie.valencia@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TODAY Sunday evening hike, 5 o’clock at the Rocky Peak trailhead at the end of Rocky Peak Road off Santa Susana Pass. Call (805) 584-4400. MONDAY Swim and Stay Fit, 6-8 a.m., at the Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1765 Royal Ave., Simi Valley. Monthly fee: $40, or $20 for 65 and older. Call (805) 379-2378. Power Walking, 8-9 a.m. at the Sycamore Drive Community Center, 1692 Sycamore Drive, Room B-1, Simi Valley. Monthly fee: $30. Call (805) 584-4400. Muscle Sculpting, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Sycamore Drive Community Center, 1692 Sycamore Drive, Room B1, Simi Valley. Call (805) 584-4400. last_img read more

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VALENCIA

first_imgBurroughs10/14/20051003621 Engelberg,J.397243 SCORINGTDPATFGTP RECEIVINGRECYDSTD Hale,N.25326.5 SAFETY0404 Sellnow,T.273341 Drake,R.051463 Brick,N.1006 Deutsch,K.520.40 Canyon12/02/20050101342 Saugus11/11/2005100347 Vereen,S.528246 Marino,D.10282.80 Trabuco Hills11/18/20051006142 Turbyfill,J.20012 Marino,D.230 Northway,S.180 PASSINGPAPCPIYDSTDRating Deutsch,K.3210 Hill,V.367277 Selnow,T.20012 Rigg,R.414035.0 El Toro09/23/20051004820 Ivarsson,E.1-9-9.00 Neiberger,M.1070490111.16 Marziani,T.20012 Burbank10/21/2005100423 Engelberg,J.11020116.80 Larez,F.1100 Scoring Total65624464 Rushing Total33420816.238 Herrick,M.36822514376619156.53 Hale,N.201658.31 Herrick,M.931631.810 Wilbert,G.200000.00 Sellnow,T.1 Chino Hills11/25/20051005134 Vereen,S.17516509.426 Turbyfill,J.12413.40 Teague,J.100.00 Marziani,T.372.31 VS SCHOOLDateWLTPFPA Engelberg,J.30018 Passing Total38323514386420 TEAM3-3-1.00 Crouch,R.311939.7 RUSHINGTCBNYGAvg.TD Interceptions Total16 Robotham,M.J.1 Vereen,S.3420206 Hill,V.20012 Quesada,T.2 Vereen,S.3 Mulligan,S.1170 Smith,R.0404 Birmingham09/16/20051005130 Hale,N.242960 St. John Bosco09/30/2005100303 Hill,V.50030 Bishop Amat09/09/20051003521 Notre Dame10/07/20050102835 Vereen,S.220471462.40 RECORD: 9-4-0 Hart10/28/20050101417 Koshak,C.3 Brick,N.295611 Hale,N.1006 Neiberger,M.7223.10 Turbyfill,J.193372 PUNTINGNo.YDSAvg. Receiving Total235386420 TOTAL2005940464324 Crouch,R.30018 Robotham,M.J.2787932.6 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Engelberg,J.2115.50 Canyon11/04/20050102149 Crouch,R.5 Hill,V.100.00 Punting Total36119133.1 INTERCEPTIONSNo. Trippeda, R.0101 Marziani,T.1 Sellnow,T.144.00 Fricke,J.120 Herrick,M.100060last_img read more

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Round-up: Hazard back, Conte says he trusts Chelsea youngster, good news for QPR, Bees out

first_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Embed from Getty ImagesAntonio Conte has confirmed that Eden Hazard is set to return to the Chelsea starting line-up for Wednesday’s EFL Cup match against Nottingham Forest.Hazard, who has not started a game for the Blues this season, has been eased back following ankle surgery.Chelsea boss Conte said: “I think for Eden now is the right moment to start the game and try to play the whole game. He is ready to start.“I think we have managed his situation very well. In my career I was injured a lot of times and I have a bit of experience about this situation.” Young duo might also playEmbed from Getty ImagesConte also indicated that Kenedy and Charly Musonda could also feature in the game at Stamford Bridge.Kenedy has not played this term, having been sent home from Chelsea’s pre-season tour of the Far East for posting an offensive message about China on social media during the squad’s stay there.“For sure tomorrow it could be a good opportunity for Musonda and for Kenedy,” Conte said.“He knows very well what happened in China. He made a mistake but I think everyone in life makes mistakes.“Now he is focused and working very well. He understands his mistake and he is ready to play.”Conte added that he believes Musonda is capable of making an impact at first-team level.Midfielder Musonda, 20, is in line for only his second senior appearance for the Blues.Conte said: “We are talking about a young player with a really good prospect, because you can see very clearly his talent.“Now he is working a lot to improve his strength and to be ready to make a big impact.“I trust Charly. It is important for a coach to trust a player.” Bees cup defeatYoann Barbet missed a penalty as Brentford’s involvement in the Carabao Cup came to an abrupt end. Mario Vrancic scored with a penalty and a free-kick and Josh Murphy scored Norwich’s other goal as they won 3-1 at Griffin Park, where Josh Clarke netted a late consolation for the home side.Youngsters Chris Mepham and Theo Archibald made their first-team debuts for the Bees. Boost for QPRJosh Scowen has returned to training and looks certain to be available for QPR’s game against Burton on Saturday.The midfielder, who has impressed since arriving from Barnsley in the summer, missed Saturday’s defeat at Middlesbrough after picking up a knock in last week’s game against Millwall.So too did Conor Washington, who has also trained and looks likely to return to the squad for this weekend’s match.Luke Freeman picked up a knock towards the end of the Boro game but is expected to be available against Burton.The news is a boost for Rangers given their recent injury problems.Captain Nedum Onuoha might be out for four months with a torn hamstring, while fellow defenders Grant Hall, James Perch, Joel Lynch and Steven Caulker have also been unavailable. Roland-Jones inspires MiddlesexToby Roland-Jones was Middlesex’s hero with both bat and ball but limped out of the action late on during an action-packed opening day at Lord’s.The England paceman first dug his side out of trouble, hitting 53 and sharing an eighth-wicket stand of 102 with Ollie Rayner (52 not out), as Middlesex recovered from 89-7.He then took 2-30, removing Haseeb Hameed and Shivnarine Chanderpaul, to help reduced Lancashire to 113-5 as 15 wickets fell inside 96 overs.last_img read more

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African team impresses at Tour de France

first_img27 July 2015Team MTN-Qhubeka, the first Africa-based trade team to take part in the Tour de France, has finished fifth at the end of the gruelling three-week race. While Kenyan-born Englishman Chris Froome was the overall winner for his Team Sky, Team MTN-Qhubeka’s Edvald Boasson Hagen sprinted to grab fourth place in the final stage along Paris’s Champs Elysees. Serge Pauwels was the best overall rider for Team MTN-Qhubeka, finishing 13th overall.The team’s maiden tour was an outstanding one; they impressed with top 10 placings in 14 stages, including seven top five finishes and a memorable stage win – appropriately on Mandela Day – by Steve Cummings, through one of several gruelling mountain stages. Fellow team rider Daniel Teklehaimanot from Eritrea became the first African to wear the polka dot King of the Mountain jersey during stages six to nine.At the finish, Team MTN-Qhubeka thanked all their fans from Africa and across the world for the support. “We would dearly love to thank everyone: fans, media, fellow competitors, the ASO [Amaury Sport Organisation] and all of our partners for the amazing support we have received over these last three weeks. You were all a part of history,” a team representative told EWN yesterday at the finish in Paris.Team MTN-Qhubeka went professional as a continental team in 2008, and features riders from Africa, Europe and Australia, as well eight of South Africa’s best competitive cyclists. The team have spent the last few years promoting cycling throughout Africa, with several impressive performances in races in Rwanda, Namibia and South Africa. They have also participated in the Tour de Korea and Britain in 2013 in preparation for their first Tour de France.The riders are also actively involved in promoting the #BicyclesChangeLives, an initiative to provide bicycles to students across Africa, giving them the opportunity for better access to education and to create their own path in life.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Opera Enables Unite in Latest Alpha of Opera 10.10 and It’s Actually Pretty Good

first_imgOpera currently only makes a small set of services available (you can find them here), but developers will be able to create their own services as well. In our tests, Unite worked just as advertised. We were able to stream our music, access our photos, and serve up a simple website. We didn’t test all of the available services, but there is also a file uploader that allows you to quickly upload a file to your machine at home, as well as a file-sharing service that allows users to host their own files. Another neat app is the “Fridge,” where you can post sticky notes for other users to see. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Product Reviews#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting You can make your services publicly available for everybody on the Internet, password protect them, or make them available only to you when you are logged in with your Opera credentials. There are obviously some security concerns to be considered when you run a service like this on your Windows, Mac, or Linux machine, though Opera obviously argues that Unite is secure.If you want to give it a try, you can download the latest beta of Opera 10.10. Just remember that this is beta software, and things will inevitably break. Today, just a few days after the release of version 10 of its desktop browser, Opera has already released a new beta alpha version of the next iteration of its flagship product. This version includes a few bug fixes, but most importantly, it also enables Opera Unite, the hyped and then quickly forgotten browser-based web server that Opera announced in June. Given that Unite will soon be part of the default install of Opera, we thought that now would be a good time to have another look at Unite and see if it lives up to its promise to “reinvent the web.” A Web Server on Your DesktopWhen Opera announced Unite, the company’s PR material said that it would “reinvent the web.” This is where Opera’s PR went wrong and may be the main reason why people quickly lost interest in Unite. Here is what Unite really does: it allows you to easily turn your desktop into a web server and run a number of web services like photo-sharing, file-sharing, messaging, forum, web server, and online media player right from your machine and access all of these services from anywhere. If you are currently using Simplify Media or a similar service, you are already familiar with the basic idea of how Unite works. Just like with Simplify Media, you can access these services only when the program is actually running on your computer, so it’s not a replacement for a hardware device like the Pologplug. center_img Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market frederic lardinois Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

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How to Match Your Prospecting Campaign to the Number of Targets

first_imgThe way we prospect now is to use campaigns, a series of communications over time, designed to result in a meeting. Campaigns generally use multiple mediums, and when done well, communicate a message that proves you can create value for your prospect. They are also much more effective than calling your dream client once a quarter (too long between communications) and once a day (too frequent contact). One of the challenges is determining how many targets one can manage in a campaign. Here is how you might decide how many targets you can handle at once.Too Many Prospects — Too InfrequentSome companies have a broad offering that allows them to target much larger populations. If you provide office supplies, high-speed internet bandwidth, or technology, your value proposition is general enough that you will have a vast number of prospects. More prospects is not always better than fewer.One of the challenges of having too many prospects is that it is more difficult to communicate frequently enough. For many companies and their salespeople, it’s more difficult to communicate in a meaningful way. Because your list is so extensive, it can be difficult to discern where to focus your attention. Right now, most salespeople and sales organizations have chosen to use email to communicate with infrequent messages that do nothing but test to see if anyone raises their hand to ask for help. The infrequency and lack of value in the communication limits the value of this approach to only those who are presently dissatisfied enough to consider a change.There are better ways to prospect, starting with segmenting and targeting some population of prospects. Regardless of how you segment your list, whether by industry vertical, potential revenue, type of challenge you solve, geography, or some combination of factors, you increase your likelihood of communicating frequently enough by building a campaign. When done well, you increase the value of the communication as well, improving your overall results in scheduling meetings.Too Few Prospects – Too FrequentSome industries have very few real prospects. The number of potential clients is small and finite. Where this is true, prospecting can be difficult, and the small number of opportunities can cause people to call too frequently. The difference between being persistent and being a nuisance is the value you create in an interaction, be it a phone call or a meeting.When the population of prospects is low, increasing the value of communication becomes one of the variables. While you can call the same person every week and ask them for the same meeting they refused last week, without creating any real value, you are going to wear out your welcome quickly. Another variable in your control is how many contacts you are pursuing (I have a bias towards pursuing one connection at a time, but that is based only on my experience in one industry. In other sectors, it can make sense to pursue multiple stakeholders, especially where decisions will require some level of consensus).You can improve your prospecting campaign by increasing the value of communication and the value of the meeting. There are industries where updating your few prospects on the changes to your offering is enough, but in more cases, you need to offer greater value to obtain a meeting. An executive briefing that educates your prospective client about the opportunities and threats likely to impact their business over a relatively short time is better than a “check-in meeting.” A mostly update of critical metrics and advice about what they mean for the future is also useful. (Neither of these two ideas are exclusive to companies with few prospects. You can learn more about this strategy in Eat Their Lunch: Winning Customers Away from Your Competition).Win customers away from your competition. Check out Eat Their LunchThe Purpose of ProspectingThe only goal of prospecting is to gain a meeting. The single desired outcome of that meeting is creating a new opportunity. Because you are working to compel change, you improve your communications when you work to capture mindshare. You provide the lens through which your dream client views their business, their challenges, and what they should do differently in the future (another concept you will find in Eat Their Lunch).The more valuable your communication, the more likely you are to gain a meeting. You are also going to be able to communicate more frequently when you have something worth your dream client’s time and attention.Much of the communication from salespeople that reaches my inbox or my phone fails “the relevancy test,” as it is mostly about the company and only rarely ever communicates anything of real value. Some of the salespeople and companies that talk with me believe that more frequent communication will improve their results when they need to enhance the value of their message and the importance of a conversation. A few communicate such value that I always read what they send me, and they shape the way I think about how I might improve my outcomes. An even smaller population uses multiple communications in different mediums.The Number of ProspectsTo improve the efficiency of your prospecting, build campaigns that allow you to maintain a communication cadence that helps you capture mindshare and earn the right to a meeting. The number of prospects you can manage is more than you think, but you need a well-constructed campaign and discipline to make it work.To increase your effectiveness, you need to increase the value of your communications. The content must help people even if they never do business with you if it is to get attention and position you as someone who can help. Because this is a long game, you can manage more contacts, especially if you happen to have a long sales cycle.If you want to improve your prospecting results, match your campaigns to the number of prospects, increasing the frequency and the value if the communication for large numbers, and massively increasing the worth for a small number of clients. 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IPL 2019: Shane Watson 96 destroys SRH, fires Chennai Super Kings back to top

first_img Deepak Chahar D. Chahar R Match Ended 44 6 Super Over Point covers 0 (20.0) Ravindra Jadeja R. Jadeja Series Status: Player Of The Match: Shane Watson Mid Wicket 1 Top Bowlers Top Bowlers 54 175/3 0 Toss: CHE elected to field MS Dhoni (c)(wk) MS Dhoni (c)(wk) Referee: Vengalil Narayanan Kutty (IND) Umpires: Nigel Llong (ENG), Anil Chaudhary (IND) and Vineet Kulkarni (IND) Hyderabad HYD Faf du Plessis du Plessis run out (Deepak Hooda) (19.5) 96 (53) m Mid off 11 53 Match Ended Dwayne Bravo D. Bravo not out Harbhajan Singh (CHE) H. Singh (CHE) 4.5 Mid Wicket 0 Point All batsmen are considered right handed Indian Premier League, 2019 Time: (GMT) | 20:00 (Local Time) commentary 1 view full scorecard covers 0 0 Square Leg 6s 175/4 ( A. Rayudu 19.4 Overs) , 1 B c Jonny Bairstow b Bhuvneshwar Kumar 175/3 4 Chennai CHE 21 1 (19.5) 176/4 not out Chennai CHE 110 0 Kedar Jadhav K. Jadhav not out Rajarshi Gupta ChennaiApril 23, 2019UPDATED: April 24, 2019 06:31 IST IPL 2019: Watson smashed 96 off 53 balls as CSK chased down 176 against SRH to move back to No.1. ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSChennai Super Kings defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 6 wickets at the Chepauk on TuesdayWatson smashed 96 off 53 balls as CSK chased down 176 against SRH to move back to No.1Manish Pandey’s unbeaten 83 and David Warner’s 57 went in vain for SRHShane Watson roared back with a superb 96 off 53 balls to form as Chennai Super Kings defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 6 wickets to reclaim the top spot in the 2019 Indian Premier League points table. CSK returned home after 2 weeks and returned to winning ways after back-to-back defeats in Hyderabad and Bengaluru.Chennai Super Kings were firmly on top till April 22 but Delhi Capitals’ crushing win over Rajasthan Royals meant they moved to No.1 thanks to a superior net run rate. CSK, the defending champions, now have 8 wins and 16 points from 11 matches and are ever so close to a berth in the play-offs.Shane Watson’s match-winning 44 against Delhi Capitals at the Feroz Shah Kotla on March 26 had started to seem like a distant memory. Last season, he had hit 2 hundreds and 2 fifties and collected 555 runs from 15 matches.This year, Shane Watson had not scored a fifty in 10 matches before the face-off against Sunrisers Hyderabad.Faced with a steep 176-run chase against the SRH, the Super Kings were dealt an early blow when Faf du Plessis was brilliantly run out by Deepak Hooda in the 2nd over.But Shane Watson decided it was a good night to score some runs and joined forces with Suresh Raina, another CSK veteran who was woefully out of form with the bat this summer.Shane Watson was fired up when he had a verbal spat with Rashid Khan in the leg-spinner’s first over. And there was no stopping Watson after that. With Suresh Raina, he added 77 off 7.3 overs. Even after Raina perished to a perfect googly from Rashid Khan, Shane Watson never took his foot off the accelerator.advertisementWhat’s going on, mate?#CSKvSRH pic.twitter.com/nz9HVrh6c5IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 23, 2019Ambati Rayudu was solid and tried nothing flashy with Shane Watson on song.Shane Watson was particularly harsh on Rashid Khan and Sandeep Sharma and was primed for his 5th IPL hundred but he fell 4 runs short after edging a Bhuvneshwar Kumar delivery to Jonny Bairstow who held on to a spectacular catch behind the stumps. However, Watson had done his job by then and CSK needed only 16 off 17 balls when Kedar Jadhav joined Rayudu in the middle.Earlier in the evening, CSK opted to field after MS Dhoni won the toss. Harbhajan Singh returned after recovering from a stiff neck and he made an immediate impact when he dismissed the in-form Jonny Bairstow for 0.But that was the last CSK smiled on the field during the SRH innings as David Warner, the Orange Cap holder and Manish Pandey, added 115 for the 2nd wicket in 12 overs.Pandey, the 1st Indian batsman to score an IPL hundred, had been short of runs before this game but he found his touch after being promoted to No.3 in the absence of Kane Williamson.In fact, Manish Pandey was far more aggressive than David Warner and took ful the CSK attack to the cleaners and ran hard against an average fielding side, putting them under further pressure.FIFTY!Manish Pandey brings up his 13 #VIVOIPL half-century of 25 deliveries pic.twitter.com/MfsmeJm925IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 23, 2019It was Harbhajan Singh who snared David Warner to break the partnership. The Sunrisers were on their way to 200 but that crucial break meant the onus of a late acceleration was on Manish Pandey along with Vijay Shankar and Manish Pandey. But CSK bowled well in the back-end and gave away only 41 runs off the last 5 overs.This was a spectacular win for Chennai Super Kings. Shane Watson and Suresh Raina returned to form at the right time for the defending champions and with MS Dhoni among the runs, they will now be a force to reckon with.Also Read | IPL 2019: Shane Watson and Rashid Khan in verbal spat as CSK return to ChepaukAlso Read | No cricketer has served India like MS Dhoni: Kapil DevFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bykarishma Tags :Follow Shane WatsonFollow Chennai Super KingsFollow Sunrisers HyderabadFollow CSK vs SRHFollow IPL 2019 3/1 ( du Plessis 2.3 Overs) , third Man nb Point Suresh Raina S. Raina st Jonny Bairstow b Rashid Khan 4 14.28 38 158.33 fine Leg 96 Bhuvneshwar Kumar (HYD) B. Kumar (HYD) 0 Indian Premier League, 2019 Square Leg 4 0 e/r not out third Man 176/4 Mid on Chennai batting CHE batting 1 st Jonny Bairstow b Rashid Khan fine Leg Mid off Sandeep Sharma S. Sharma 0 181.13 fine Leg Scorecard All batsmen are considered right handed Shane Watson S. Watson c Jonny Bairstow b Bhuvneshwar Kumar 6.75 1 1center_img 0 covers Mid off Mid Wicket Point Khaleel Ahmed K. Ahmed Mid Wicket 9 vs 84 Point 6.5 third Man Mid off 176/4 view more view less 1 r graphs covers 3.5 6 Hyderabad Bowling HYD Bowling Chennai Shane Watson (CHE) S. Watson (CHE) 0 24 Square Leg 2/39 (4) 0 83 (49) Square Leg 0 S/R Mid Wicket Chennai beat Hyderabad by 6 wickets IPL 2019: Shane Watson 96 destroys SRH, fires Chennai Super Kings back to topIPL 2019: Shane Watson hit a classy 96 to end a lean patch and hand Chennai Super Kings a 6-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Chepauk on Tuesday.  CSK are back at the top of the points table. (20.0) 1/18 (4) 10 fine Leg Hyderabad o Ambati Rayudu A. Rayudu c Vijay Shankar b Sandeep Sharma 11 160/3 ( S. Watson 17.1 Overs) , All batsmen are considered right handed third Man Manish Pandey (HYD) M. Pandey (HYD) 0 w Mid on wd covers Bhuvneshwar Kumar (c) B. Kumar (c) All batsmen are considered right handed c Vijay Shankar b Sandeep Sharma 18 80/2 ( S. Raina 10 Overs) , Extras: 9 runs (B: 4, LB: 3, WD: 2, NB: 0, P: 0) run out (Deepak Hooda) 4s fine Leg 25 0 26 (19.5) Fall of Wickets 7 0 Shakib Al Hasan Al Hasan 4 0 27 0 Top Batsmen Top Batsmen Imran Tahir I. Tahir No data available! 0 Hyderabad HYD Mid on Indian Premier League, 2019, Match 41 – 0 Mid on 14.08 All batsmen are considered right handed 1 Harbhajan Singh H. Singh 0 1 Rashid Khan R. Khan 0 Mid on Mid off third Man advertisement Square Leglast_img read more

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