Students stock the shed

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Family car goes to a good cause

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Despite lower rank, Thais show true strength by beating Azkals

first_imgView comments Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine MOST READ EDITORS’ PICK World champions collide in Clark Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND An AFF Suzuki Cup between Philippines and Thailand at the Philippine Sports Stadium in Bocaue, Bulacan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBOCAUE— At the end of the day, Thailand is still number one.That’s what coach Kiatisuk Senamuang wanted to showcase despite resting majority of his usual starters for the match against the Philippines on Friday in the 2016 AFF Suzuki Cup at Philippine Sports Stadium here.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Kiatisuk said: “We wanted the full three points in this match, the same way we wanted in our past matches. Our goal never changes, and our forecast is to be the champion.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Kiatisuk also shared that the win is a statement that Thailand is still the best team in the region despite what the Fifa rankings show.“Today, we wanted to show the ASEAN how strong we are. We want to look at the Fifa ranking and show that we can beat number one team in the ASEAN,” he said.The Philippines is placed at 117 in the latest rankings, 12th in Asia and top in Southeast Asia.Thailand, meanwhile, is at 129, tied with Vietnam as the 15th best team in the continent.With the group stages now over, the War Elephants shift their attention to the bigger goal, which is to retain their title in the biennial meet.ADVERTISEMENT “We rested our players and we showed how deep our team is, and I know we have great players in our lineup,” he said after the War Elephants’ 1-0 victory over the Azkals.READ: Azkals lose to Thais, bomb out of Suzuki Cup at homeFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliSarawut Masuk squeaked in a late goal at the 81st minute to break the hearts of the Filipinos in attendance.Over at Rizal Memorial Stadium, Stefano Lillipaly gave Indonesia a 2-1 win in the 85th minute of its duel against Singapore to snag the second spot in Group A and advance to the semifinals, completing the devastating 10 minutes for the hosts. We are young Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esportslast_img read more

Titans have it all to do against mighty Jamalco

first_img LOT OF STAR POWER When his team faces Jamalco in Netball Jamaica’s Middlesex County Supreme Ventures Major League semi-final at the Leila Robinson Courts this afternoon at 4 o’clock, Marlon Hibbert, the coach of Titans, will be looking to pull off what would be a huge upset. “A netball game can go any way, but we’re going up against the best team in Clarendon,” said Hibbert, referring to the many-time national champions. “We’re going there and are hoping for the best, even though we know we have a talented team. We played them earlier and they defeated us,” he added. That fact, sad as it may be, is the likely outcome of the encounter for a Titans team given their chance among the big guns because Netball Jamaica expanded the league. “It has been very competitive so far and it has basically exposed the girls,” Hibbert noted of the competition. “It’s a good thing for the players. It’s of a higher standard, so it is good for their development. All I can say is we’re hoping for the best.” Jamalco, meanwhile, will be led by former national captain and shooter Elaine Davis and Althea Byfield, another former Sunshine Girl on Winston Nevers’ high-powered team. The winners will face the winners of semi-final two between Rivoli and G.C. Foster College, which has a lot of star power, with Sunshine Girls Adean Thomas, Stacian Facey and Zonasha Hinds. The Surrey County Major League final will be between the all-conquering UTech and Molynes ‘A’. UTech won the Corporate Area Major League and intercollegiate titles and are motivated for additional silverware. “It has been pretty much a long season,” noted their coach, Marvette Anderson. “The ladies are looking forward to Sunday’s game. It’s another chance for them to become champions.” Anderson’s team, which includes Sunshine Girls Shanice Beckford, Khadijah Williams, Jodiann Ward and Kerry-Ann Brown, won both matches against Molynes, but she remains cautious. “I know the past performances don’t really give you the championship, but I expect the ladies to do well,” said Anderson. The Major League finals are set to begin at 7 p.m. and will be preceded by the Sunshine Cereals Intermediate League and Supreme Ventures Minor League semis and finals for teams in the counties of Middlesex and Surrey. Semis begin at 2 p.m. Global ‘B’ vs the Jamaica Defence Force and Police ‘A’ vs Tantrum in Surrey Minor League; and Jobs Lane vs Xtreme and Ken’s Wild Flower vs MD Strikers in Middlesex Minor League. The winners will play in the respective championship games at 5 p.m. Intermediate League games will start at 3 p.m. Middlesex’s Hayes ‘A’ will play Jetters for the right to meet the winners of the Friendship-Warriors battle in the final. For Surrey, it’s Global ‘A’ vs Morant Bay Uprising and Excelsior Eagles vs Flames Police Youth Club, with the final set for 5 p.m.last_img read more

Arshavin, Samba depart EPL for Russia

first_img0Shares0000LONDON, England, February 25 – Zenit Saint Petersburg have signed Arsenal’s Russian midfielder Andrey Arshavin on loan until the end of the season, the player and the Russian outfit said Friday.The Arsenal player, who cost the Gunners 15 million pounds (20 million dollars) when he arrived in London two and a half seasons ago, tweeted ‘it’s done’ as he prepared to head back to his former club amid reports Zenit had agreed to pay a fee of around 1.5 million dollars and also pay his wages. Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger had previously insisted that the Russian would be staying in London although the 30-year-old has come in for criticism from fans for some recent below-par performances.This season he has been a fringe player, generally appearing from the bench.And with the Russian transfer window shutting Friday night Zenit made their move, saying in a statement on their website that “Arshavin is back!”The club added: “FC Zenit welcomes the return of Andrey Arshavin to St Petersburg.”Arsenal said in a statement: “Everyone at Arsenal wishes Andrey well during his spell with Zenit.”Arshavin has scored 30 times in 133 appearances for the Gunners since joining in February 2009, including four goals in a 4-4 draw with Liverpool at Anfield in his debut season.He also scored the winning goal against Barcelona in last year’s 2-1 Champions League victory at the Emirates Stadium.The Russia captain returns to his home city and former club, managed by Luciano Spalletti, in order to maximise his opportunities for regular first-team football ahead of Euro 2012 in June.Meanwhile, Blackburn Rovers defender Christopher Samba on Friday completed his move to Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala, the English Premier League club announced.Blackburn refused to disclose the fee, but reports in England suggested the deal was worth £12 million (14.1 million euros) on a four-year deal.The 27-year-old Congo international defender had made it his intention to leave struggling Rovers and had previously been linked with a move to Tottenham and QPR.Samba’s move was made possible by the Russian transfer window still being open until midnight on Friday.He will link up with Dutch coaching legend Guus Hiddink, who took charge of the ambitious Russian team last week.“It was quite sudden and a little bit anxious. I see it as a new challenge,” Samba told Sky Sports News.“It’s a little club who want to become a very big one in Russia. A very powerful owner wants to transform the club and bring the club to greatness.“They have brought in Samuel Eto’o and Hiddink to transform the club.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Hamdan threatened to “blow up” RCMP ‘E’ Division HQ: inmate

first_imgVANCOUVER, B.C. — An extradition hearing for a former Fort St. John man acquitted of terrorsm charges heard yesterday that he apparently told his cell-mate that he had threatened to “blow up” RCMP headquarters in Surrey.The Province is reporting that VPD Detective Trevor Fraser was interviewing an inmate, who has alleged links to gang activity, at the North Fraser Pretrial Centre about an unrelated case when the man disclosed information about Othman Ayed Hamdan.Fraser testified before the Immigration and Refugee Board hearing that he didn’t know who Hamdan was at that time, but later learned about the RCMP terrorism investigation into the former Fort St. John resident.- Advertisement -According to Fraser’s testimony, the gang inmate said that Hamdan was angry with the translation work that the RCMP did while investigating pro-ISIS writings that Hamdan had posted on Facebook, explaining that as his reason for wanting to attack the ‘E’ Division headquartersHamdan was acquitted by a B.C. Supreme Court judge of four terrorism charges earlier this month. Despite his acquittal, he remains in custody while Border Services decides whether he should be allowed to stay in Canada.Story courtesy The Province: read more

Palmdale’s airpark to get B-52 bomber

first_img(661) 267-5743160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’While the B-52 bombers were not built in the Antelope Valley, the airplanes have operated out of nearby Edwards Air Force Base for nearly 50 years and have used Plant 42 for practice landings and takeoffs. Some aircraft and spacecraft built or modified at Plant 42 include the F-86 Sabre, the top Air Force fighter during the Korean War; the F-94C; the F-100 Super Sabre; the F-104; the F-117A stealth fighter; the U-2 and SR-71 spy planes; and the B-1B and B-2 bombers. Aircraft now at the airpark include an F-104, an F-4 Phantom, an F-86, a T-38 trainer, an A-7, an A-4, an F-100D and an F-105 Thunderchief. The park also includes a one-eighth scale model of a B-2 bomber provided by Northrop Grumman, the bomber’s prime contractor. In September, the council agreed to acquire a L-1011 jetliner. Approximately 250 L-1011s were built and tested at Plant 42 from 1968 to 1985, and it is estimated that about 10,000 people worked on the program. james.skeen@dailynews PALMDALE – Palmdale will acquire a decommissioned B-52 bomber – now on display at Oklahoma’s state fairgrounds – for the city’s airpark. The city will pay $248,000 for a company to disassemble, transport and reassemble the airplane at the city’s Air Force Plant 42 Heritage Airpark. A date for the airplane’s arrival has not yet been set. “When this big plane arrives, it’s going to create quite a commotion,” said Mayor Jim Ledford. The airpark, at Rancho Vista Boulevard and 25th Street East, is intended to recognize Air Force Plant 42’s contributions to national defense and to aerospace history. Initially an Army Air Corps base in the 1940s, and briefly a Los Angeles County airport, Plant 42 has been an aircraft production and flight test installation since 1950. last_img read more

Man City replace Liverpool at the top of the table after outclassing United

first_img 5 Moments before, Jesse Lingard missed a glorious chance to level the game with the goal seemingly gaping. This moment perhaps best summed up the hosts as they lacked the cutting edge to truly rival their ‘noisy neighbours’.United tried to find a way back into the match, with substitute Romelu Lukaku testing Ederson, but City showed the composure to hold on.The defeat was United’s seventh in their last nine games in all competitions – their worst run since 1962.STAR MAN – David Silva The diminutive Spaniard ran the show away from home The game started at a frenetic pace at Old Trafford 5 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side put in a strong performance and contained the visitors in the first half, but the quality from City prevailed in the end.Liverpool will now take on Huddersfield Town on Friday night, before Pep Guardiola’s men take on Burnley at Turf Moor.After making it 11 straight Premier League victories in a row on Wednesday night, few would bet against the Citizens retaining their title.The game started at a frenetic pace and City initially struggled to get into their rhythm, needlessly giving the ball away on several occasions. However, they began to look menacing as half time approached, with Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva testing David De Gea.The visitors were dealt a cruel blow as Fernandinho was taken off with suspected knee ligament damage, but the substitution effectively changed the game.With Leroy Sane providing width on the left and both Silva’s deployed through the middle, United fell behind thanks to the Portugal midfielder’s rasping drive at the near post.Substitute Sane doubled the lead in the 65th minute after a counter attack by the visitors ended with De Gea inexplicably deflecting the German’s drive into the net. 5 Bernardo Silva celebrates scoring the opener at Old Trafford Once City settled at Old Trafford, they looked dangerous on the break and in possession. And the architect behind that was their silky Spaniard.His namesake may have got the goal, but the former Valencia man got on the ball and moved it past the static United midfielders.And when required, the 33-year-old got back and defended for his side – a true role model for the next generation of City starlets.PREMIER LEAGUE TABLE 5 Sane struck a venomous shot past David De Gea Manchester City moved back to the top of the Premier League table after a 2-0 defeat over rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford.Goals from Bernardo Silva and Leroy Sane ensured Liverpool slipped to second place in the Premier League with just three games to go and the gap now to one point. 5 Three more wins will deliver the Premier League title for Citylast_img read more

Women of excellence: Ferial Haffajee, champion of media freedom

first_imgTough and tenacious, Ferial Haffajee is one of the most respected and influential women in South African journalism today. Throughout her distinguished career she has fearlessly played her part to advance media freedom, transparency and government accountability.When, at the age of 36, Ferial Haffajee was appointed editor of the Mail & Guardian, she became the first woman to edit a national mainstream newspaper in South Africa.Staff writerThe daughter of garment workers, Ferial Haffajee grew up in Johannesburg and studied English and African literature. She trained at the cadet school of the Weekly Mail, the famous independent anti-apartheid newspaper, and began her career as a cub reporter when the paper became the Mail & Guardian. At 22, Haffajee was on a panel of journalists chosen to interview Nelson Mandela on his release in 1990. Haffajee also has experience as a radio producer and TV reporter at the SABC and was political editor at the Financial Mail.Haffajee worked for the Mail & Guardian throughout her career and in 2004, at 36, was appointed editor. She was the first woman to edit a national mainstream newspaper in South Africa. She steered the M&G to record circulation, while maintaining its reputation for courageous, quality journalism. In 2009, she took on the mammoth task of repositioning the national Sunday paper City Press. It now boasts 1.75-million readers, sets the weekly local news agenda and has a first-rate editorial team.Haffajee was voted one of New African’s 100 Most Influential Africans last year, she has won a Sanlam financial journalism award, was a Shoprite Checkers Woman of the Year in 2004 and won the Women in The Media award in 2006.As a board member for the International Press Institute and World Editors’ Forum, Haffajee also takes South Africa’s strong tradition of a free and fearless press to the broader global community.last_img read more

Moving Forward in the Age of Disruption

first_imgIt’s not enough anymore just to keep up. Technology, globalization, economic shifts and geopolitical shocks have set in motion an onslaught of radical change in the global business environment. Reinvention: Accelerating Change in the Age of Disruption (Greenleaf Book Group Press, 2016) by Shane Cragun and Kate Sweetman uses compelling stories and case studies to offer practical insights on what it takes for businesses to thrive in the age of disruption.”The ability to pivot quickly, profoundly and effectively might be the most important core competency for individuals and organizations to acquire who hope to prosper in the new economy,” says Cragun, a founding partner at SweetmanCragun, a global management consulting, training and coaching firm based in Boston.Sweetman, another founding partner at SweetmanCragun, is also co-author of the best-selling business book The Leadership Code (Harvard Business Press, 2008). The authors have a combined 50 years of experience working with executives, organizations and teams around the world.The authors have identified five “reinvention accelerators” that are effective in making significant change happen:Adopting effective leader sets. Ensure that you and your organization make a full commitment to change by adopting mindsets, skill sets, tool sets and behavioral sets that will allow you to get superior results.Leveraging whole-brain thinking. Ensure that all four thinking styles (logical, intuitive, organized and kinesthetic) are tapped into and leveraged when embarking on a reinvention. Start by understanding your own brain profile, then try to understand others’ preferences before seeking to communicate.Crafting a powerful leadership brand. Ensure that you use the reinvention process to craft a powerful leadership brand for yourself and the organization you are leading. Describe the legacy you want to leave. Identify your greatest passion. Develop a personal improvement plan to close gaps in your knowledge, skills and competencies.Being a reinvention champion. Ensure that you cultivate the 10 key attributes of successful reinvention champions: being dissatisfied with the status quo, being willing to embrace change, being proactive, challenging outdated thinking, being a visionary, engaging your network, applying best practices, being resilient, holding yourself accountable and crafting noble personal brands.Preserving work/life balance. Ensure that you put forth an effort to be as balanced as possible when undergoing the fast and quantum change reinvention requires.Rather than embracing change when they have to, today’s leaders must change before they have to, by exercising intelligence, agility, strength and command, the authors advise. “When they do, leaders and organizations can actually accelerate performance,” Sweetman says. “When they don’t, they will no doubt begin down the path of irrelevance that ultimately leads to failure.” Originally posted on the SHRM Book Blog.last_img read more