Cornwall ready for title charge

first_img While they thirst for another daCosta Cup title, there is little doubt how much Weatherly and his talented squad of players will also want to cap the season by winning the Ben Francis KO crown, as well as the Olivier Shield and the (FLOW) Super Cup to underline their longstanding status as one of Jamaica’s best. DaCosta Cup wins (11): 1953, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1959, 1963, 1982, 1983, 1995, 2000, and 2001-02. Ben Francis KO wins (6): 1983, 1991, 1995, 2000, 2001, and 2003. Olivier Shield wins (11): 1929, 1930, 1931, 1940, 1953, 1955, 1958, 1959 (shared), 1963, 1983 and 2000. COMPETITIVE YEAR The bulk of the squad is built around their success at the Under-16 level, where they won the national title in 2012. “It will be competitive this year, and we have a good chance to go deep into the competition based on the fact these players have matured and are more experienced, plus we have seen the players become more mature, which bodes well for the season,” said Weatherly. “Cornwall should be in a position to break the drought this year,” reasoned the doctor, whose team has won 11 championships, one more than Rusea’s. “This season, we hope to put things right, having had to deal with a number of issues last season that derailed our plans. But we are back with the majority of our starting 11, minus two players, and are in a position to do really well,” said Weatherly. TITLES WESTERN BUREAU: Thirteen years. That is how long daCosta Cup’s most successful school, Cornwall College, have not lifted a title. All that could change if everything aligns as planned this year by head coach Dr Dean Weatherly. “Based on the experience of the team which is there now, I believe we can win the title this year,” he said confidently. Weatherly is right in that this Cornwall College squad is the strongest it has been in almost a decade, featuring 96 per cent of the players from last year. With the likes of the ultra-talented Peter-Lee Vassell and captain Jourdain Fletcher among the standout players from last year, Cornwall are featured as one of the schools with an outstanding chance to win their 12th lien.last_img read more

Gilas buildup for 2nd leg of qualifiers gets going

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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 8 marathons to run before summer Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Conecenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson PBA Officer-In-Charge Willie Marcial and deputy director for basketball operations Eric Castro also paid the national team a visit.Gilas Pilipinas is gearing up for its game against Australia at Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne on February 22, before facing Japan again, this time at home at Mall of Asia Arena on February 25.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Also present were Gabe Norwood, Japeth Aguilar, Allein Maliksi, Troy Rosario, Kiefer Ravena, Kevin Alas, Jio Jalalon, Matthew Wright, and Carl Bryan Cruz.CJ Perez of Lyceum and Abu Tratter of La Salle were the lone invitees from the “23-for-23” cadet pool who were present for the session.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkRoger Pogoy also attended the training but was in street clothes.Deputies Jong Uichico and Josh Reyes directed practice in lieu of coach Chot Reyes, who is currently in Japan for vacation. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWith the current national team pool in attendance, Gilas Pilipinas formally started its buildup for the second leg of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers on Monday at Meralco Gym.Four-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo showed up as he bannered the 11 men who took part in the session.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View commentslast_img read more

UAAP men’s volleyball: NU wins 5th straight; Ateneo repulses Adamson

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 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 STORIEScenter_img 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 Timberwolveslast_img read more

NEBC Yukon Midget Trackers to play three road games this weekend before Christmas break

first_imgTonight, 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.center_img 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.last_img read more

Peace River Regional District Nominations

first_imgThe 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 Catonlast_img

RESIDENTS ‘SKIP’ FREE TIME TO KEEP COUNTRYSIDE CLEAN!

first_imgThe 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-upresidentslast_img read more

DRINK-DRIVING DOWN IN DONEGAL THIS CHRISTMAS – GOSAFE VANS OUT TODAY

first_imgTHE 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 vanlast_img read more

State Supreme Court tells cardinal to turn over files

first_img 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. last_img read more

Tuta-Me: connecting learners with tutors by cellphone

first_imgWith 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 materiallast_img read more

Three Lessons for Salespeople from Last Night’s Presidential Debate

first_img 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?last_img read more