first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Povetkin was 100.7 kilograms (222 pounds).FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss Britain’s Anthony Joshua and Russia’s Alexander Povetkin pose during the weigh-in at the Business Design Centre in London, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. Anthony Joshua and Alexander Povetkin are due to fight for the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight title in a boxing match on Saturday, Sept. 22 at Wembley stadium. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)LONDON — Anthony Joshua has weighed in about 11 kilograms heavier than Alexander Povetkin ahead of their heavyweight title fight in London.Joshua, the IBF, WBA and WBO belt-holder, weighed in at 111.6 kilograms (246 pounds), slightly more than for his most recent fight against Joseph Parker in March.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title MOST READcenter_img Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments Bounce-back Beermen Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:47PH’s Charly Suarez boxing lightweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 awardlast_img read more

first_imgThe businessman accused of killing 19-year-old Nyron Vyphuis at Circuit Ville, Yarrowkabra, Linden-Soesdyke Highway, was on Tuesday committed to stand trial in the High Court for the heinous crime.Dead: Nyron VyphuisMurder suspect: Anthony JonesForty-year-old Anthony Jones, of Circuit Ville, Yarrowkabra, Soesdyke-Linden Highway, appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus.The Magistrate informed the suspect that the prosecution, without a doubt, presented sufficient evidence that warrants a trial in the High Court.The charge against the accused stated that on October 13, 2018, at Circuit Ville, he murdered Vyphuis.It was reported that on the day in question, the teen was at a liquor shop, owned by Anthony Jones, in the area. Whist there, the owner, who was imbibing with friends, started to abuse his spouse.The young man, upon realising what was happening, intervened and attempted to stop the man from harming the woman. At this time, Jones got annoyed and left, but later returned with an axe. The weapon was eventually taken away from him by other persons who were at the shop.Nevertheless, the furious man went into his home and again armed himself, this time with a knife which he allegedly used to attack and stab the teenager.The teen, in an effort to escape, ran a short distance, but collapsed to the ground as blood gushed profusely from the wound. Friends of the teenager alerted his family members, who rushed to the scene where they found his lifeless body lying in a clump of bushes.The police were contacted and the suspect was taken into custody while the teen’s body was removed from the scene. The mother of the 19-year-old teen is seeking justice for her son.last_img read more

first_imgFort St. John Crime Stoppers representatives present the award for best website to the developers of the site, Motion Media – Braden Fox/Energeticcity.caOn May 1st & 2nd, board members from the Fort St. John & District Crime Stoppers travelled to Vernon, BC for the Annual Provincial Crime Stoppers Training Conference.- Advertisement -During this two day training conference entitled “Searching for Solutions, Not Applying Band-aids” Coordinator Rick Ekkel, President Sandy Levac, Vice President Dacia Douhaibi and Treasurer Debbie Neimi attended sessions that included information on search warrants, human trafficking, and applying new technology to the Crime Stoppers program.On the final evening of the conference an awards ceremony was held, and the Fort St. John & District Crime Stoppers board was pleased to receive the award for Best Website.The winning website was developed in partnership with Motion Media. The Fort St. John & District Crime Stoppers board would like to extend their thanks to Motion Media for coming on board to help in the creation of a new and vibrant information source. The Provincial Awards Committee heralded the website as innovative, user friendly and visually pleasing. The website features information on crimes that have occurred – both past and present, tip submission, history of the Crime Stoppers program and mug shots. The award was presented to Motion Media on May 8th to showcase in their office. You can check out this award winning website at Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Over the next few days, Fort St. John and the surrounding area are expected to see significant amounts of rain.According to Environment Canada Meteorologist, Bobby Sekhon, an active system is coming through which could bring lots of rain starting Wednesday morning, with amounts of up to 20 mm expected for Thursday and Friday.“We’re certainly in an active period here in terms of rain. Wednesday, starting tomorrow, we got rain beginning in the morning, expecting about 5 to 10 mm but then that active period continues. For Thursday and Friday, we could see 10 to 20 mm.”- Advertisement -Sekhon says, on average, August is a dryer month when it comes to precipitation and says we should see the rain start to taper off over the weekend and into early next week as a high-pressure system moves in.Recently, Fort St. John has been under severe thunderstorm watches as a low-pressure system moves through the area.last_img read more

first_imgThey could have chosen Barbados, the Bahamas or Bali for a well-earned break.Olympic boxing medalists Michael Conlan and Paddy Barnes will take things easy in the coming days with a holiday.But instead of an exotic location the pair have chosen somewhere a little closer to home – Bundoran in fact! The friends say they now plan to travel to Donegal shortly after taking part in a reception for the Irish Olympic team in Dublin later today.Bruising bronze medalist Barnes revealed “I’m looking forward to a few days in Bundoran.“It’ll be good fun – it has plenty of amusements and I’m looking forward to a spin on the bumper cars.”His team-mate Conlan was equally looking forward to the simpler things in life. “There’s a class pier in Bundoran which I love jumping off. I can’t wait,” said the bronze medal winner.  OLYMPIC BOXERS SNUB BARBADOS AND BALI FOR ………BUNDORAN! was last modified: August 15th, 2012 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:bundoranholidaysMichael ConlonPaddy Barneslast_img read more

first_imgThe final member of the 2018 class is Timmons, who is from Davenport, Iowa. She is a three-year letterwinner for Davenport Assumption High School. A pitcher, Timmons helped the Knights earn a runner-up finish at the 2016 Class 3A State tournament. In the circle as a junior, she finished with a 21-3 overall record and a 0.74 earned run average and earned first team all-state accolades. “They each have outstanding characteristics, a great passion for the game and excel in the classroom,” Calvert said. “Time will tell on the impact they will have on the softball field, but they all come from programs, whether high school or club, that have achieved tremendous success during their time. We look forward to seeing them develop over their careers.” Print Friendly Version Johnson is another local product who plays for Winterset High School. A shortstop, she has been named first team all-state each of previous two seasons and first team All-Raccoon River three times. Johnson competes in three other sports, basketball, track and field and volleyball, for the Huskies. Winterset finished as runner-ups at the 2015 Class 4A State tournament. Anderson is a local product from nearby Boone High School. A catcher, she has been selected to the second team All-Raccoon River Conference as a sophomore and junior. Anderson has helped the Toreadors compile an 86-37-1 record in three seasons, capped by a fourth-place finish at the 2016 Iowa Class 4A State tournament.   Ryan is the sister of former Drake softball four-year letterwinner, Sarah Ryan (2012-15), and hails from Mount Vernon, Iowa. Ryan, a utility player in softball, is another talented multi-sport athlete who competes in basketball, track and field and volleyball for Mount Vernon High School. She has helped each Mount Vernon team qualify at least once for the state tournament in basketball, softball, and volleyball and is an eight-time medalist at the state track meet. “We feel the most important aspect in the recruiting process is finding quality student-athletes that represent Drake softball both on and off the field,” Calvert said. “We have found that in this class, that will have big shoes to fill in replacing a strong senior class.” DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University softball team has signed four high school standouts, Laura Anderson (Boone, Iowa), Macy Johnson (Winterset, Iowa), Libby Ryan (Mount Vernon, Iowa) and Nicole Timmons (Davenport, Iowa) to National Letters of Intent for the 2018 season, head coach Rich Calvert announced.last_img read more

first_imgFamilies in homes affected by MICA put forward a clear and urgent case for redress in a meeting with Junior Housing Minister Damien English last night.Hundreds of people attended a public demonstration in Carndonagh PSC to call for redress and assurance that their homes can be saved.The MICA Action Group highlighted the severity of the defective blocks which could cause homes to collapse with a hard-hitting sign saying “Does someone need to die?”. MICA Meeting at Carndonagh PSC. Image via Senator Pádraig Mac LochlainnChildren joined the outside demonstration, chanting ‘Redress, Redress’, while letters from children in MICA affected homes were due to be presented to the Minister. Many other people from the local community came out in a show of solidarity with the families.The MICA Action Group and public representatives put forward details of the crisis to Minister English. They told how one local family has been warned they must leave their home immediately – the first family to face losing their homes before Christmas.The group warned the Minister that the issue is only going to get worse by the day. More and more homes will be condemned and more families will face homelessness, they said.They asked the Minister to speed up the redress process to allow affected homeowners to get their homes repaired or rebuilt. They said they are seeking reimbursement for those who have already paid out for repairs to their homes, and they are calling on the government to communicate with the banks and mortgage providers on the issue. Following the meeting Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn said, “The campaigning families and public representatives present left the Minister in no doubt as to the need for a Redress Scheme so that homes can be made safe.”MICA Action Group highlights life-or-death crisis to Housing Minister was last modified: December 19th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:MICAMICA Action Groupminister michael englishlast_img read more

first_imgCooperstown-bound Giants manager Bruce Bochy announced Monday morning he will retire at the end of the 2019 season.Bochy, whose three World Series titles have no doubt stamped his ticket to the Hall of Fame, will make his 24th season as a big league manager his last. This will be his 12th and final year in the Giants dugout.“I’ll be retiring after the season,” the 63-year-old Bochy told reporters at spring training in Scottsdale, Ariz.Bruce Bochy says he began to think about retirement at …last_img

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now A lot more people run a 5K than a 10K. More run a 10K than a half marathon. Still, a greater number run a half marathon than a marathon. Almost no one runs in events of 50 miles or more. At the start of a marathon, the half marathon runners line up with those who are running the marathon.The further you go, the more difficult the running. You need a greater level of commitment and intestinal fortitude. At the halfway point, those running the half go back to their cars and head home. The rest keep running, doubling the distance.You don’t encounter many people on the extra mile. You often find yourself alone, with most of your competitors having dropped off long before they approached the place where continuing makes a difference.Proactive instead of ReactiveIn a commercial setting, going the extra mile comes down to your willingness to be proactive where others are reactive.The extra miles means identifying the potential problems and challenges your client is facing and doing something about them before they harm your client’s results. It also means generating new initiatives and proposing them before your client even recognizes there is an opportunity to produce better results.If you are proactive enough to follow-up to ensure your client is producing the result they need and are pleased with your performance, you will distinguish yourself from the crowded, competitive, “me too” market in which you find yourself. Most are content to wait for a request for support or service.The extra mile requires more of you. It requires more time, more effort, more energy, more focus, more planning, and more discipline. When you look at the list in the preceding sentence, you immediately recognize why you see so few as you travel the extra mile.More than Anyone ElseThe rewards accrue to those who distinguish themselves, those who stand out, those who are in some way exceptional.In most businesses, there are systemic challenges that plague clients and customers. When this is true, it’s easy to find yourself on your back foot, reacting to every issue and fighting dozens of small fires. Going the extra mile puts you squarely on your front foot, recognizing where those fires are likely to occur, and being there to extinguish them before they  do any real damage.If you are doing what everyone else does, following best practices, you will find yourself in a crowded field. That means you and your competitor’s both stop at the finish line. The extra mile is the mile that you run when everyone else has stopped running, and it is in that mile where you distinguish yourself.By going above and beyond—and staying on the course longer—you will soon find yourself all alone, a category of one. What you will see on the extra mile is loyal clients, raving fans, competitive differentiation, and the greater success that is only found by those who persist in going above and beyond what is expected.last_img read more

first_img“It was unfortunate that rivalries sometimes take the best out of us all,” said Suzara. “But apologies, like this, are accepted and all of us should move one.”READ: Foton looking to recruit GervacioFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutGervacio, who captained BanKo Perlas in PVL, took to Twitter to air her grievances toward Suzara back in May and even used the hashtag “#IbigayMoNaTatsSuzara.”“You say you care for the sport but obviously you only care about yourself. I’m done being bullied. Bato bato sa langit,” Gervacio posted back in May 14. “And for somebody who’s ‘up there’ you’re supposed to help the sport grow. But instead you’re dragging down those who are not in your favor.” BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City View comments Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHcenter_img LATEST STORIES MOST READ Read Next Dzi Gervacio along with Foton and PSL execs during a small press conference Friday. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOPhilippine SuperLiga president Tats Suzara and new Foton spiker Dzi Gervacio mended their differences on Friday ahead of the new Grand Prix conference.Gervacio, with the help of Foton chairman Rommel Sytin, apologized to Suzara, who is also the director of the Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc., after she accused the PSL president of withholding the international transfer certificates of foreign players who will play in PSL’s rival Premier Volleyball League.ADVERTISEMENT Suzara, who is a member of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB), denied allegations and  assisted in the processing of the ITCs.Still, the official let bygones be bygones and assured that Gervacio will be treated with respect in the PSL.“Ms. Gervacio would be assured that she will be treated as the other players,” said Suzara. “I hope she plays her best for Foton and become one of the reasons for the team’s continuing success in the SuperLiga.”ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:16Duque: It’s up to Palace to decide on Dengvaxia’s fate01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games JRU humiliates Perpetual with 33-point rout, holds on to 3rd placelast_img read more