Player of the Week: No stopping Fajardo

first_imgCarpio 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 View comments The Beermen, who are eyeing a historic fourth consecutive all-Filipino crown, will face either No. 2 Magnolia or NLEX in a best-of-seven finals series.The Hotshots go for the last championship berth in Game 6 on Tuesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Fajardo’s teammates Alex Cabagnot, Arwind Santos and Marcio Lassiter were also considered for the weekly citation.ADVERTISEMENT READ: Fajardo sparks Beermen’s crucial startThe Cebuano center, who was named PBA Press Corps Player of the Week, averaged 20.7 points and 12.7 rebounds in the last two games of the series to knock off Ginebra in five games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe 28-year-old Fajardo posted 14 points and 13 rebounds in San Miguel’s 102-81 rout in Game 4 before unleashing 25 points on 11-of-18 shooting from the field, nine rebounds, three assists and a block in the close out game on Saturday.READ: San Miguel back in PH Cup Finals, closes out Ginebra Perez, Zark’s-Lyceum halt slump, fend off struggling Go for Gold MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism LATEST STORIES In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJune Mar Fajardo couldn’t be stopped in San Miguel’s semifinals series against Barangay Ginebra as he led the Beermen to their fourth straight Philippine Cup Finals.Fajardo dominated the Gin Kings especially in Games 4 and 5 where he played like the four-time PBA MVP that he is.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

VIDEO: Sharks’ DeBoer on Game 5 win over Vegas, Hertl’s performance

first_img[vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/04/19/bang_32296f53-b17d-45c2-800b-95fcd596296c”]After losing the last three games against the Vegas Golden Knights, the San Jose Sharks avoided elimination with a 5-2 win at SAP Center. Head coach Peter DeBoer discusses the team’s win, Tomáš Hertl’s performance and the impact Marc-Édouard Vlasic had on defense Thursday night.The Sharks play Sunday in Las Vegas in Game 6 with hopes of keeping their Stanley Cup hopes alive and extending the series to a Game 7 back …last_img read more

Raiders’ Gareon Conley reflects on neck injury that had him carted off field

first_imgALAMEDA — Gareon Conley admitted to some concern while laying on the sideline after being inadvertently hit in the head with the thigh of teammate Johnathan Abram.Yet by the time medical personnel had removed Conley’s facemask, strapped him to a cervical board were taking him from the Coliseum on a stretcher, the cornerback’s concern had shifted to his family.“I don’t want my family to think something is more than what it is,” Conley said Friday as the Raiders wrapped up preparations to …last_img read more

Absa centres to connect entrepreneurs

first_img25 November 2013Absa, the South African subsidiary of Barclays Africa Group, launched its flagship entrepreneurship centre in Newtown, Johannesburg, last week.With eight entrepreneurship centres now in operation across the country, the bank’s objective is to develop small businesses by not only training their owners in financial literacy, but also by mentoring them, providing them with networking opportunities, guiding them on business infrastructure and offering HR expertise.“The goal we have set ourselves in the SME sector requires us to be more than simply a financier of new start-ups,” Wendy Lucas-Bull, Barclays Africa chairperson, said in a statement accompanying Wednesday’s launch. “It requires us to play a meaningful role by supporting entrepreneurs beyond just their financial needs.“Funding is of course vitally important, hence our R250-million commitment this year to help SME businesses prosper that typically would not meet normal lending criteria,” Lucas-Bull added.According to the bank, one of the largest obstacles facing small businesses is not financial, but rather access to markets. The ability to penetrate existing markets, or create new ones, is the difficulty they face when having to compete with established businesses.The bank said it also recognises that the high failure rate among small businesses is because of a lack of business management skills, which is why its entrepreneurship centres also provide computers with internet access for processing business requirements quickly and efficiently.“Unique to these centres is that SMEs are offered Absa’s procurement portal, which is a virtual marketplace that links SME suppliers with blue-chip companies and government bodies, to encourage corporates to buy more services and products from SMEs,” Lucas-Bull said. “To date there are over 19 000 SMEs and 3 000 corporate buyers registered and actively using the portal.”Also speaking at the launch of the Newtown centre, Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau said it was important to “capitalise on Newtown’s history as the original business centre of Johannesburg and a hub of exchange”.Speaking at a recent gathering of Kenyan small business owners organised by Barclays Africa Group, Happy Ralinala, Absa’s head of business banking South Africa, reiterated the bank’s commitment to facilitating market access for small businesses across the continent.“Our intention is to connect the African continent and promote intra-Africa trade among SMEs,” Ralinala said. “While funding and skills development are key to helping SMEs succeed in running their small enterprises, creating connections and giving them access to markets, information and non-financial support is crucial to the success of these businesses.”The partners involved in Absa’s enterpreneurship initiative include the City of Johannesburg, Telkom, Microsoft, the South African Revenue Service, South African Breweries, the Gordon Institute of Business Science, auditing firm KPMG, cash and carry outlet MassCash, the SA Institute of Professional Accountants, the SA Bureau of Standards, the Sustainable Entrepreneurship Accelerator and Proudly South African.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

How to Pick Up Your Dream Client

first_img Get the Free eBook! Want to master cold calling? Download my free eBook! Many would have you believe that cold calling is dead, but the successful have no fear of the phone; they use it to outproduce their competitors. Download Now This morning, Amazon.com recommended that I buy a book by a British pick up artist. Now I have a rather eclectic taste in books, but I’m not really sure why Amazon.com thought I would enjoy this particular book.Since it’s the holiday season, I thought we might have a little fun and see what a riff on picking up your dream client might look like.How To Instantly Attract Your Dream ClientIf you want to easily pick up your dream client, you have to give off the right signals. You can’t come across as desperate. You can’t look like you really need the deal. Your dream client can smell desperation a mile away.Instead, you have to have a certain look. You have to be cool and supremely confident. And you have to give off the signal that you are a value-creator. Value creation is pheromones to your dream clients—they can’t resist it. Your dream client can’t resist a value creator, and you have to look like you are the Alpha value creator.But don’t overdo it. You want to be approachable. You want to be somewhat obtainable, but not too easily obtainable. You want to look the kind of person they can see themselves with in the future.How To Seduce Your Dream ClientIf you are going to seduce your dream client, you are going to have to take a real interest in them.You’re going to have to spend a lot of time with your dream client, and you are going to have to get know all of their friends, the ones that whisper in their ear when you aren’t around. If their friends don’t like you, or if they believe you are only after a quick score, you’ll never get anywhere.You have to be able to communicate with your dream client about the things that they are interested in, not what you think is interesting. You’re more interesting when you are truly interested in your dream client. They find that irresistible.Gifts are useful too. You want to give them things that they appreciate. You want to nurture the relationship. Don’t go overboard, but you want to let your dream client know that there’s more where that came from, that you are generous.How to Close Your Dream ClientAt some point you have to ask for the commitment you’ve been working towards.This part is really out of your hands. If you’ve done everything right up to this point, you shouldn’t need any fancy tricks or techniques. In fact, if you’ve played your cards right, your dream client is going to want to make the commitment as bad as you do.Play it slow. Make sure that the time is right for both of you. You want to make sure that you are both ready to take your relationship to the next level.last_img read more

Blood, goals for Ronaldo as Madrid scores 7 to end poor run

first_imgSlow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Leganes stayed 13th in the 20-team standings, while Alaves was 16th. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NBA: Magic stun East-leading Celtics in Boston Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo bleeds from his forehead during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Deportivo Coruna at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)MADRID — Despite watching Cristiano Ronaldo go off covered in blood, Real Madrid fans got to celebrate at home again with the team’s biggest win of the season in the Spanish league.Ronaldo, who left the game late with a cut to his face, scored twice as Madrid routed Deportivo La Coruna 7-1 Sunday, ending a three-match winless streak at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium and easing the pressure on coach Zinedine Zidane and his players.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 City NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Ronaldo had to leave with about five minutes remaining after being hit by defender Fabian Schar’s boot while scoring the team’s sixth goal with a header. He was attended on the field for a while and could not continue as blood spilled over his face.While walking off the field, with his face still stained by the blood, Ronaldo asked for the doctor’s cell phone to take a look at the injury.Zidane said the Portugal forward needed “two or three stitches but was fine.”Madrid had already made three substitutions, but the much-needed victory was already secured by then.The fans who had loudly jeered the team in recent matches were cheering on their feet after the final whistle at the Bernabeu. The easy win followed a series of poor results that all but ended Madrid’s title chances.ADVERTISEMENT 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting LATEST STORIES Read Next View comments ___CELTA WINSMaxi Gomez scored a second-half winner as Celta Vigo rallied to defeat struggling Real Sociedad 2-1 and move closer to the Champions League spots.Striker Willian Jose put the hosts ahead early in the first half — but later missed a penalty kick — as forward Iago Aspas equalized for Celta.It was the second consecutive win for Celta, which is now seventh in the standings.Real Sociedad, in 15th place, has lost three in a row.___LATE EQUALIZERJoseba Zaldua scored in the 90th as Leganes salvaged a 2-2 draw at Alaves after trailing by two goals for much of the second half.Munir El Haddadi and Alfonso Pedraza put the hosts ahead with quick goals after halftime, and Gabriel Pires pulled Leganes closer in the 75th. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding “We played a perfect match,” Madrid midfielder Casemiro said.Deportivo, in the relegation zone and winless in five games, gave Madrid an early scare when Adrian Lopez opened the scoring midway through the first half.Nacho and Bale helped Madrid rally before halftime, and each scored again in the second half along with Modric. Bale’s first goal came from a neat left-footed shot that was curled into the top corner by the far post.Ronaldo, who hadn’t found the net in three games and had been among those criticized by fans, scored with a shot from close range just a few minutes before getting injured. He did not celebrate.___BIGGER LEADBarcelona scored five second-half goals against midtable Real Betis after an even first half at Benito Villamarin Stadium in Seville.Ivan Rakitic opened the scoring, then Messi and Suarez took over and added to their scoring runs.Messi is the league’s scoring leader with 19 goals, and Suarez has 15.Messi’s second goal late in the game was one to admire, with the Argentine entering the area and going past two defenders before calmly finding the net. “The players needed a game like this, a victory with a lot of goals,” Zidane said. “It’s always good to score seven times at home. It’s not something that happens very often so we are happy about it. We have to keep this momentum going.”Gareth Bale and Nacho Fernandez also scored twice, and Luka Modric added another goal for Madrid as it regained fourth place in the standings. Madrid remains 19 points behind leader Barcelona, which later routed Real Betis 5-0 in Seville with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez each scoring a pair of goals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAt the start of the league’s second half, Barcelona is 11 points in front of second-placed Atletico Madrid and 14 points ahead of Valencia. Atletico lost ground after a 1-1 home draw against Girona on Saturday, while Valencia lost 2-1 at Las Palmas.Madrid is five points behind Valencia but has a game in hand. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more

Brentford take ex-Newcastle winger El-Mhanni on trial

first_imgFormer Newcastle winger Yasin Ben El-Mhanni is training with Brentford as they weigh up a move late in the transfer window.The 22-year-old lined up for the Bees in a friendly win over Bournemouth on Tuesday and is hoping to impress for the Championship outfit as he looks to earn a contract.Football League clubs have until Friday to sign unattached players, and with free agent El-Mhanni having grown up close to Griffin Park he remains hopeful of securing a move closer to his boyhood home. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Newcastle released the wideman after he filed a grievance against Peter Beardsley, the Magpies’ Under-23 coach, though the club did rule in the player’s favour via an independent panel after complaints of unfair treatment after complaints of racism and bullying.Goal understands Leeds United, Heerenveen, Amiens and Saint-Etienne also remain keen on El-Mhanni, whose impressive displays in non-league football for Farnborough and Lewes earned him a move to the big time..El-Mhanni played twice for Newcastle in his spell at the club and previously had trials at Chelsea, West Brom and Queen’s Park Rangers before signing up on Tyneside.last_img read more

Tropical Storm Eduaord

first_img Sizzling weekend for Provo Marine Forecast 18th August 2015 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNASSAU, The Bahamas – NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM EDOUARD ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION AT NOON, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2014.TROPICAL STORM EDOUARD IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN OUT TO SEA.AT 11:00 AM, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM EDOUARD WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 18.5°NORTH AND LONGITUDE 43.0° WEST OR ABOUT 1315 MILES EAST (E) OF NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS.EDOUARD IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 16-MILES PER HOUR AND THIS MOTION WITH A GRADUAL DECREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR 45-MILES PER HOUR WITH HIGHER GUSTS.SOME SLIGHT STRENGTHENING IS POSSIBLE DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS. Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:bahamas weather, Tci weather Bahamas Marine Forecast – 10th August 2015last_img read more

Police talk about Newman case and more says they need more information

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, June 26, 2017 – Providenciales – Police say the men featured on four wanted posters dispatched to media and the general public following the shooting of an American tourist on Friday are not necessarily linked to the crime.Acting Commissioner of Police Trevor Botting, stated that “the tentative shooting of Mr. Newman is nothing to directly link those people to that specific crime. They are wanted, as you can see from the wanted posters, for a number of offenses but we’re keeping a very open mind as to which they may be ultimately responsible for.”The men are just wanted for the litany of crimes listed on the posters, and while they may be linked to the shooting of Kevin Newman of Alabama, who is now in serious but stable condition at a Florida hospital, there is no evidence as yet linking them to the serious attack. Magnetic Media had a one on one with Acting Police Commissioner, Trevor Botting today who also revealed that TCI Police still need to interview Mr. Newman who was in no shape to give information in the case before he was airlifted to Broward Health.“And certainly when Mr. Newman is fit, medically fit- his recovery is a priority for us a the moment -but as soon as he is, we will look to speak to him and we’ll be doing that personally at some point in the future.” he added.Police say they remain in touch with the family and that residents need not feel as if this crime is more important than community cases nor do they need to feel as if police are not doing their best to find who is responsible.“We’re not getting as much as I would like and that’s not to say we haven’t had any already but you obviously don’t know the details of that. But please please just tell us anything, even if you think we know already.”Police are getting some information, but Acting Commissioner Botting told us he could do with more information directed to his investigators. As for how this case is classified… Mr. Botting said, “The actual face of the case will depend on the investigation. So this morning’s press release, I spoke to a serious assault, cause that’s actually what it is. Whether it’s an attempted murder, whether it be a manslaughter, that classification really comes towards the end of the investigation when we have more information about what actually occurred.” ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

California Coastal Commission approves SeaWorld San Diegos new attraction

first_img Posted: July 11, 2019 California Coastal Commission approves SeaWorld San Diego’s new attraction SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The California Coastal Commission on July 10th approved SeaWorld San Diego’s dive coaster planned to open in 2020.This new roller coaster, which was announced in January, will be the tallest, fastest and longest dive coaster in California, as well as the only floorless dive coaster in the state, according to SeaWorld.SeaWorld said they anticipate construction getting underway within the next few months. Jonathan Halvorson, Categories: Entertainment, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter July 11, 2019 Jonathan Halvorson last_img read more