Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief MANILA, Philippines—Defending champion National University kept within striking distance of the top spot after dismantling University of the Philippines, 25-19, 25-17, 25-15, in the UAAP Season 81 men’s volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Center.The Bulldogs won their fifth straight game and improved to a 5-1 card, just half-a-game behind leader Far Eastern University (6-0). The Fighting Maroons, meanwhile, remained woeful and dropped to 0-6.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Bryan Bagunas led the Bulldogs’ charge with 17 points while Philip Saura and Angelo Almendras had 12 and 11 points, respectively.In the other game, Ateneo made quick work of Adamson University, 25-18, 25-22, 25-21.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAntony Koyfman finished with 14 points for the Blue Eagles who stayed at the third spot with a 4-2 record.Paolo Pablico had 11 points for the Soaring Falcions who fell to 3-3. View comments Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Jamal Murray leads charge as Nuggets pounce on banged-up Timberwolves
Tonight, Friday, to start off the weekend, the Trackers will be taking on the St. Albert Crusaders. The Steel currently stands at second place in their division with 12 wins, three losses, and one tie. The Trackers have yet to play against the Crusaders. The first game in the new year for the Trackers will be in Peace River on January 5 as they take on the Peace River Royals.Advertisement Then to wrap up the weekend, on Sunday, the Trackers will be taking on the St. Albert Steel. Then on Saturday, the Trackers will be facing the KC Colts. Currently, the Colts are in fifth place in their division with two wins, 14 losses, and one tie.Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Northeast B.C. Yukon Midget Trackers are on the road this weekend, December 20 to the 22, to play three more games before the Christmas break. All games are scheduled to take place in Edmonton and St. Albert. – Advertisement -Currently, the Crusaders are in first place in their division with 15 wins, one loss, and one tie, while the Trackers are in first in the Northern Division with 12 wins, two losses, and two ties.
The Peace River Regional District will see a race in only one of the 4 electoral districts. Electoral area C will see Brian Churchill, Arthur Hadland and William Nurnberger run for the seat currently held by Larry Houley. Larry is not running again. The other regions will see all the candidates re-elected by acclamation. DIRECTOR, ELECTORAL AREA ‘B’: Karen Goodings Advertisement – Advertisement – DIRECTOR ELECTORAL AREA ‘C’ – one (1) to be elected: Brian Churchill Arthur Hadland; and William Nurnberger DIRECTOR ELECTORAL AREA ‘D’: Wayne Hiebert DIRECTOR ELECTORAL AREA ‘E’: Tim Caton
The residents get the gloves and boots on for the big clean-up!Residents from Ballaghderg outside Letterkenny gathered today for their 4th annual clean up once again over the weekend.And it wasn’t long before they filled a full skip of illegally dumped rubbish in a 3km stretch of countryside.“Everyone does their bit and it’s amazing how good the area looks after it,” said one group member. Getting stuck in! RESIDENTS ‘SKIP’ FREE TIME TO KEEP COUNTRYSIDE CLEAN! was last modified: March 30th, 2014 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:ballaghdergclean-upresidents
THE number of people caught drink-driving this month has dropped on last year.A total of 22 arrests were made for the offence in Co Donegal since December 1 – seven less than at the same time last year.Gardai say the figures can be compared to last year because the same number of checkpoints were set up this year. Garda Inspector Michael Harrison said he believed “the message is getting through” and warned even more checks will be carried out this weekend.He also issued an urgent plea to pedestrians to make sure they can be seen on the roads after concerns were expressed over the holiday period.“Pedestrians need to make sure they can be seen,” he said.Meanwhile GoSafe anti-speed vans have been deployed across County Donegal this morning. Vans have been spotted at Buncrana, Newtowncunningham, Illistrin, Barnesmore Gap and Ballyshannon.It’s part of the strategy to reduce road deaths in the county.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldaily Follow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comDRINK-DRIVING DOWN IN DONEGAL THIS CHRISTMAS – GOSAFE VANS OUT TODAY was last modified: December 29th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:donegal drink drivingGoSafe speed van
Monsignor Michael Lenihan was deposed last summer in cases involving three priests, including Michael Baker, a deacon he supervised who later admitted abusing two brothers and has been accused in other cases. Lenihan also was questioned about his nephew, who is accused of abuse, and a case in which a woman allegedly reported abuse to him. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The state Supreme Court declined to overturn an appeals court ruling that forces Cardinal Roger Mahony to turn over the private personnel files of two former priests accused of sexual molestation. The ruling this week is the latest development in a battle between the Los Angeles County district attorney, who subpoenaed the files three years ago, and the nation’s largest Roman Catholic archdiocese. Mahony has argued that opening the files would violate the church’s constitutional right of religious freedom. Donald Steier, an attorney for the individual priests, said he was considering appealing the case to the U.S. Supreme Court. The ruling is a blow for Mahony and the archdiocese because, barring another appeal, it means prosecutors may scour the personnel files for evidence that could result in criminal charges against additional clergy members – and possibly even Mahony himself. One former priest, Michael Wempe, is expected to go on trial within weeks on three counts of committing a lewd act on a child and one count of oral copulation of a person under 16. District Attorney Steve Cooley has said his investigators are also looking into several other cases that could fall within the statute of limitations for prosecution of sexual abuse. “This is an important milestone in addressing the issue of clerical sexual abuse,” Cooley said. “I look forward to immediate access to files we subpoenaed from the Los Angeles Archdiocese.” In a separate civil case, a judge ruled Wednesday that a monsignor must submit to deposition questions and can’t assert “clergy privilege” to avoid revealing whether he heard confessions of a deacon accused of sexual abuse. “The penitential privilege protects a communication made in confidence,” wrote Judge Haley Fromholz, who has been supervising a global settlement of more than 550 civil lawsuits against the archdiocese. “It does not prohibit the disclosure of the fact that the communication occurred.” Church attorneys argued that all communications between a priest and a bishop are privileged. Some priests might continue to refuse to answer questions despite the ruling, said Donald Woods, an archdiocese attorney.
With a touch of a few buttons on their cellphones, learners in South Africa now have access to tutors through the Tuta-Me app.Tuta-Me was named runner up in the 2016 #Hack.Jozi Challenge. (From left) Magriet Mouton of Hack.Jozi; Dylan Hyslop of Tuta-Me; Ruby Mathang then Johannesburg’s mayoral committee member for economic development; Abed Tau of Tuta-Me; and Ravi Naidoo, then executive director of Johannesburg’s economic development department. (Image: Hack.Jozi Challenge)Melissa JavanMore than 200 learners in South Africa had received access to tutoring sessions through an app known as the Uber of tutoring, said the founders of Tuta-Me. Tuta-Me is a mobile application designed to connect learners with tutors, as well as facilitate tutoring sessions.The app was developed at the beginning of 2015, and taken to market by co-founders Abed Tau and Dylan Hyslop in March 2016.Tau told CGTN Africa that the app was not just to enhance education but also to create micro entrepreneurs. There are more than 1,000 people all over the country registered as tutors on Tuta-me.Last year, Tuta-Me was named runner up in the 2016 #Hack.Jozi Challenge. The challenge is a bootcamp for startups with innovative ideas to solve a challenge that the citizens of Johannesburg face, by developing the best digital solutions to everyday problems.The competition was run by the City of Johannesburg in collaboration with the University of the Witwatersrand through the Joburg Centre for Software Engineering.The beginningTau had returned from his visit to Silicon Valley in San Francisco when he was inspired to start an Uber of “something” in South Africa. After brainstorming, Tau and Hyslop decided to focus on introducing technology into the way that tutoring services were delivered. From there, Tuta-Me was born.Hyslop said Tuta-Me started with two people, but had grown to seven people.Watch the co-founders of Tuta-Me tell SME South Africa how to provide the best solution for customers (and users of your product):How it worksThe Tuta-Me app can be downloaded for free on Android cellphones from the Google Play Store. Students then book a lesson by finding a tutor of their choice. The payment for the tutor session is done via e-wallet.Hyslop explained how the process for the tutors worked. “Tutors set their own rates, availability and the areas that they can tutor in.“Students are then able to find a tutor based on their needs in terms of subject, area and time. A student can then rate a tutor, which ensures that quality is maintained,” said Hyslop.Watch tutors tell CGTN Africa news channel their experiences:Free education projectTau said Tuta-Me had other projects – Tuta-Me Engage, Tuta-Me Uplift and Quiz-Me.Tuta-Me Uplift is a program aimed at providing free tutoring to underprivileged children. “We provide tutors who facilitate sessions intended to occur at least once a week for a specific subject in each grade,” said Tau.“We partner with several companies to sponsor lessons to the schools that we have listed in our program. We also welcome individual sponsorships where individuals can sponsor a lesson or a student for the year.”For more information on its other projects, go to the Tuta-Me Facebook page.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material
Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now Please don’t mistake this post for a political post. It’s not a political post. In way of full disclosure, I have been a small “l” libertarian for two decades, and I am voting for Gary Johnson. During the last election, I voted the straight Libertarian ticket. There; I am out of the closet.I tell you this so you can read this post without reading into that I have any interest in either the Republican or Democrat candidate winning this election. (I have already warned you here, here, and here about making political arguments, and I won’t be hypocritical and make a political argument here myself. My candidate has already lost.)Mitt Romney Was the Better SalesmanBut there are sales lessons here. And we take sales lessons where we can find them. This is about two salesmen both trying to make the sale of a lifetime. One wants to be President. One wants to be President again. One was the better salesman last night.Last night, Mitt Romney was the better salesman. Leave the politics of Left or Right out of the equation. Romney performed better than the President.Lesson One: RehearseFirst, Romney was extraordinarily well rehearsed. It was clear from his first statement that he had an agenda, he had his talking points, and he was prepared to make his case. He had rebuttals for anything that was thrown at him. Those rebuttals were well rehearsed. This is clearly a man that prepares for big engagements. As a result of his preparation, he controlled the agenda.The President complained about having to rehearse leading up to these debates, calling them “a drag.” (Does this complaining ring a bell? Like when you are asked to plan your sales calls or presentations, maybe?) The President is smart. He knew what he wanted to say, but because it wasn’t well rehearsed, it came off as disjointed, meandering, as him trying to bump into his point (I am doubtful you will ever see that kind of performance from this President again this election season. He’s better than that).Lesson Two: Be PassionateSecond, Romney was passionate about making his case. Romney was like a first ranked boxer with a shot at the title, and he came in knowing he had to go toe-to-toe with the world champion. He was bright, full of vigor, and his energy level was high. He was passionate and it showed.The President’s energy level was low. I am certain that none of us can imagine the toll being President takes, but we can see it in our Presidents by how fast they age in office. Instead of coming across as passionate, the President came across as having no energy at all. He looked like he didn’t want to be there.How do you come across in a sales call? Is clear that you want to be there? Is it clear that you are eager, passionate, and bringing your energy?Lesson Three: Have a Positive AttitudeFinally, Romney’s attitude was good. I haven’t seen him have a likeability factor worth noting during this entire election season. But he was engaging, sometimes funny, and certainly comfortable and in command. It was easy to imagine him as President, because he played the part. I’ve heard that in private he is a likable guy, but I am certain this is the first time I saw it during this campaign. He handled every attack without letting it change his attitude or his state.The President looked thin-skinned, petulant, and uncomfortable. All Presidents look this way after their first term. I believe it’s because they can’t imagine having to listen to some knuckle-head that really doesn’t understand how big the job is tell them all the ways they’re doing it wrong. If you are going to beat an incumbent President, you are going to have to point out that they are doing it wrong and how you can do better. It gets under their skin, too. But the President could have rehearsed and learned to control that response.What’s your attitude like on a sales call? What’s it like when you are being challenged? Are you defensive? Do you wear your emotions on your face?Regardless of your politics, there are sales lessons to learn from the biggest sale in world. You can learn these lessons, if you are willing to set your politics aside.QuestionsHow do you prepare for your biggest, must-win deals?How much time do you spend rehearsing the language you are going to use to make your most important points?How do you put yourself in an energetic, resourceful, passionate state?What does your attitude say about you on a sales call?How do you respond to criticism and attacks on your ideas?
Offering an innovative solution to the problem of students having to carry heavy school bags, a pilot project was launched here on Wednesday for reducing the number of textbooks by two-thirds in government schools in accordance with the subject trimester. Rajasthan is the first State to take such an initiative.Inaugurating the project at a senior secondary school in Vatika, Minister of State for Education Govind Singh Dotasara said the students would be required to carry one book instead of several ones on the same subject. One school each in the State’s 33 districts has been selected for the exercise to reduce children’s burden on an experimental basis.Mr. Dotasara said the weight of old books for students of Class One was 900 grams, which would be reduced to 400 grams, while the weight of books for classes till five would be reduced from 5.9 kg to 2.2 kg. The Minister also distributed new books to the school children.The project, if found successful, will be implemented in the entire State for Classes 1 to 12 in partnership with Piramal Foundation. Mr. Dotasara also asked private schools to adopt the initiative.Rajasthan Council of School Education’s Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Borad said the school curriculum would be re-crafted on the pattern of trimester in order to divide the books accordingly, keeping in view the component of weight of the bag. “For instance, a student of Class 5 will carry one book with four subjects, instead of four books,” he said.Textbooks teamThe Education Department had recently set up a team which worked on crafting the textbooks for Classes 1 to 5, while ensuring that the books became more joyful and were able to engage the students more effectively. With the team’s exercise, the State government has succeeded in reducing the weight of books by two-thirds.
LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We’re coming home a champion, Houston,” Springer said after accepting the World Series MVP trophy named this year after Willie Mays for the first time.Altuve, one of four carry-overs from a club that lost an embarrassing 111 times in 2013 after switching from the NL to the AL, and this collection of young stars silenced Dodger Stadium from the get-go.Normally a starter, Charlie Morton finished up with four stellar innings of relief for the win.“We held down a really tough lineup,” Morton said. “For my teammates, for the city of Houston, it’s just unbelievable.”Springer led off the evening with a double against Darvish, and soon it was 2-0.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Irving, Celtics beat skidding Kings for 6th straight Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC PLAY LIST 01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Playing for a city still recovering from Hurricane Harvey, and wearing an H Strong logo on their jerseys, the Astros brought home the prize that had eluded them since they started out in 1962 as the Colt .45s.“I always believed that we could make it,” All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve said. “We did this for them.”FEATURED 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 shutoutFor a Series that was shaping up as an October classic, Game 7 quickly became a November clunker as Houston scored five runs in the first two innings off an ineffective Yu Darvish. Hardly the excitement fans felt during the Cubs’ 10-inning thriller in Cleveland last fall.Well, except for everyone wearing bright orange. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC The Houston Astros celebrate after Game 7 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Astros won 5-1 to win the series 4-3. APLOS ANGELES — From laughingstock to lift off.George Springer and the Houston Astros rocketed to the top of the baseball galaxy Wednesday (Thursday Manila time), winning the first World Series championship in franchise history by romping past the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 7.ADVERTISEMENT Springer hit his fifth homer — tying the Series mark set by Reggie Jackson and matched by Chase Utley — when he connected for a record fourth game in a row, making it 5-0 in the second.That was plenty for Houston manager A.J. Hinch. He pulled starter Lance McCullers Jr. soon after the curveballer crazily plunked his fourth batter of the game, and began a bullpen parade of four relievers that kept the lead as the Astros overcame a shaky postseason bullpen .“I knew yesterday I didn’t have much,” McCullers said. “I knew I didn’t have much to give other than to gut it out as long as I could.”Forever known for their space-age Astrodome, outlandish rainbow jerseys and a handful of heartbreaking playoff losses, these Astros will be remembered as champions, finally, in their 56th season.The club that wears a star on its hat also filled out the Texas trophy case. Teams from the Lone Star State had won most every major crown — Super Bowl, NBA and NHL titles, championships in college football, and men’s and women’s hoops — except the World Series.Built on the skills of homegrown All-Stars Carlos Correa, Dallas Keuchel and more, and boosted by the slick trade for Justin Verlander, general manager Jeff Luhnow completed the ascent that some predicted.Famously, now, there was the Sports Illustrated cover in 2014 — after Houston had lost more than 100 games for three straight years — that proclaimed: “Your 2017 World Series Champs” and featured a picture of Springer in a bright Astros jersey.Houston won 101 times this year to take the AL West, then won Games 6 and 7 at home in the AL Championship Series. The Astros joined the 1985 Royals as the only clubs to win a pair of Game 7s in the same year.For the Dodgers, the quest to win a Series for the first time since 1988 fell short. They led the majors with 104 wins and a $240 million payroll, yet it didn’t pay off for part-owner Magic Johnson or manager Dave Roberts.Longtime ace Clayton Kershaw provided four shutout innings of relief for Los Angeles, but it was too late. What the Dodgers really needed was a better starter than Darvish, someone more like the lefty who tossed out a ceremonial first ball: the great Sandy Koufax. After Springer lined a leadoff double, Alex Bregman hit a bouncer that first baseman Cody Bellinger threw past Darvish for an error, allowing a run to score. Bregman aggressively stole third and scored on Altuve’s grounder, and it was 2-0 after eight pitches.A double by Marwin Gonzalez helped set up perhaps McCullers’ biggest contribution, a slow grounder for his first pro RBI. Springer followed with a no-doubt, two-run drive into the left-center field bleachers.That was the Series-most 25th homer in a Major League Baseball season that set a record for home runs. It was easily enough for the Astros to offset pinch-hitter Andre Ethier’s RBI single in the Los Angeles sixth.Only once have the Dodgers clinched a crown at home, that coming in 1963 when Koufax outpitched Yankees star Whitey Ford to finish a sweep. They’ve never won Game 7 of the Fall Classic at their own park, dating more than a century ago to their days on the streets of Brooklyn as the Trolley Dodgers.As pockets of Houston fans got louder and louder in the later innings, the crowd at Dodger Stadium was left to repeat the sad, but hopeful cry that used to echo in Brooklyn: Wait till next year.Just 106 days until pitchers and catchers report to spring training. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next View comments