Whizz-Kidz launches click to give campaign with easyJet

first_imgWhizz-Kidz have worked with Atticmedia on the launch campaign, while the new site has been designed and supported by Reed Business Information, who provided the charity with a bespoke content management system developed by Agency X.Lucy Norrey, Communications Officer at Whizz-Kidz said: “We wanted to address the difficulties that parents of disabled children often find in getting clear and impartial information. At the same time we also wanted to maximise on the Web’s potential to increase income and fulfil our long-term objectives of campaigning and influencing Government.” Tagged with: Digital Howard Lake | 23 November 2003 | News Whizz-Kidz launches click to give campaign with easyJet  37 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Children’s mobility charity Whizz-Kidz has launched its new Web site with a click to give fundraising campaign supported by EasyJet.EasyJet will donate 25p every time a visitor clicks on the campaign button on Whizz-Kidz’ new site, and the charity aims to generate 200,000 clicks and raise £50,000. To achieve this it has distributed a viral e-mail message to try to drive traffic to the site.EasyJet selected Whizz-Kidz as its first ever annual charity partnership as it celebrated its eight birthday in November 2003. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Insights Preview: Alpena County Airport Manager discusses plans for CARES Act funding

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — The Alpena County Regional Airport is one of more than 90 airports in Michigan selected to receive funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.In this week’s Insights, Airport Manager Steve Smigelski explains the selection process and how the award of $17.9 million dollars will be used.Insights airs Sunday on ABC at 11 a.m. and on CBS at 11:30 a.m.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Record high water levels continue for the Great LakesNext Unemployment insurance fraud on the riselast_img

Gayle goes ballistic – Launches Instagram tirade against present, former cricketers

first_imgMELBOURNE, Australia (CMC): Controversial opener Chris Gayle launched a scathing attack on several former and present cricketers after an explosive innings in the Australian Big Bash T20 League. Gayle, who equalled Yuvraj Singh’s record for the fastest half-century in T20 history playing for Melbourne Renegades against Adelaide Strikers on Monday, launched his blistering attack in an instagram tirade yesterday. The explosive Jamaican batsman did not hold back in his assessment of former players who shared the BBL franchise’s view of his conduct. “I think a lot of past and present cricketers who smile in front my face could’ve had their say in the public when my so call issue was going on, but y’all don’t have the balls to stand firm when it matters,” said Gayle. “But yet when u (you) see me you’re like, Chris that’s BS against you, it was blown out of proportion. Don’t tell me, tell the media and public!” The 36-year-old West Indies opener has come under fire for appearing to openly flirt with Australian reporter Mel McLaughlin, by telling her during a live TV interview: “I wanted to come and have an interview with you as well, that’s the reason why I’m here. Just to see your eyes for the first time. It’s nice.” He continued: “So hopefully we can win this game and we can have a drink after. Don’t blush, baby.” Gayle was subsequently censured by Cricket Australia and Big Bash League organisers and also fined $10,000 (US$7,000) His comments led to him being criticised by the likes of former Sydney Thunder teammate Chris Rogers, current BBL players Shane Watson and Ed Cowan, as well as former England skipper Andre Flintoff and former Australian Test captain Ian Chappell, who recommended a worldwide ban. “The real ppl (people) who stand by Gayle worldwide through the so call BS against me in the media, Thank You. To the MEDIA, Thank You all so! The Haters, I Thank you even more,” Gayle posted in social media-speak on his Instagram account. “The past cricketer who said I make myself look like a chop, the other who claim I was no good to the youngsters while playing for the t\Thunder, the next one who said he expect that sort of behaviour from Chris – Y’all can ….. I love Australia and I will be back again.”last_img read more

Men’s Tennis Falls At Denver In Summit League Action

first_imgStory Links The Drake University men’s tennis team suffered its first conference loss of the season with a 4-3 setback at Denver Saturday afternoon in a contest that came down to the final match. Full Schedule Roster Doubles competition1. Matt Summers/James Davis (DEN) def. Bayo Philips/Barny Thorold (DU) 6-32. Mattia Ros/Pedro F. Del Valle (DEN) def. Vinny Gillespie/Calum MacGeoch (DU) 6-43. Daniel Krulig/Eric Morris (DEN) def. Tom Hands/Ben Clark (DU) 6-2 Drake (14-13, 4-1 Summit) fell behind early in dropping the doubles point and facing a 3-0 deficit. However, the Bulldogs rallied back with successive wins at No. 4, 6 and 2 singles to tie the match at 3-3. Preview Box Score (HTML) Match NotesDrake 14-13 (4-1)Denver 7-7 (2-0)Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (5,1,4,6,2,3)T-2:20 Print Friendly Version Next Game: The Bulldogs return to action next weekend with a doubleheader in the greater Chicago area April 6 starting with a Summit League match at Valparaiso followed by a match at DePaul. Denver 4, Drake 33/30/2019 at Denver, Colo. (Denver Tennis Park)Singles competition1. Matt Summers (DEN) def. Vinny Gillespie (DU) 6-4, 6-22. Tom Hands (DU) def. Mattia Ros (DEN) 6-3, 7-53. James Davis (DEN) def. Bayo Philips (DU) 7-6, 6-34. Calum MacGeoch (DU) def. Pedro F. Del Valle (DEN) 6-3, 6-45. Daniel Krulig (DEN) def. Barny Thorold (DU) 6-1, 7-56. Ben Clark (DU) def. Ignatius Castelino (DEN) 7-5, 6-3 at Valparaiso 4/6/2019 – 10 AM Calum MacGeoch started that run for the Bulldogs with a 6-3, 6-4 win at No. 4 singles over Pedro F. Del Valle followed by a 7-5, 6-3 win from Ben Clark at No. 6 singles. Tom Hands tied the match for Drake at No. 2 singles with a 6-3, 7-5 win over Mattia Ros. Unfortunately, Denver then sealed the match with a 7-6, 6-3 win at No. 3 singles to win the match.last_img read more

Opening Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Second South Africa Investment Conference

first_imgOpening Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Second South Africa Investment Conference6 November 2019, Sandton Convention Centre, JohannesburgProgramme Director,Distinguished Guests,Ladies and Gentlemen,It is my great privilege to warmly welcome you all to the 2019 South Africa Investment Conference.It is a particular privilege to welcome all our international guests to South Africa, the home of the champions of world rugby.Last year, we announced our objective to raise $100 million – or R1.2 trillion – in new investments over five years with a view to addressing low economic growth and reducing unemployment.It is now exactly a year since the inaugural South Africa Investment Conference, where local and international investors responded to our call and stood on this platform to make investment announcements totalling nearly R300 billion.Of the 31 projects announced last year eight projects have been realised and completed.Seventeen are in construction or at implementation stage.In total, this represents R238 billion of the investments that were announced last year.This is a phenomenal achievement by those who stood hereto announce those investments.It is gratifying to see the commitments that were made at this Conference last year materialising in the form of new factories, new production lines, new products, new services and new jobs.I have had occasion to be present at some of these factory and facility openings and have seen the optimism and commitment of the business owners, management teams and workers at all these establishments.I am pleased to see so many of you here from our own country, as well as from as many as 22 other countries outside the shores of South Africa.It is pleasing to see that investors continue to consider South Africa as a country with much to offer and a viable and profitable investment destination.Indeed we have a lot to offer, in the form of our people, in natural and mineral resources, with a young and able workforce, world class infrastructure, sophisticated telecommunications systems, and a well-regulated financial and banking sector.There is the rule of law in this country, our judiciary is independent and our legal framework is strong, especially around commerce, taxation, maritime issues, competition law, intellectual property, property rights and other basic human rights.We have a vibrant civil society, a progressive labour regime and an independent and robust media.Our democracy is strong, robust and wonderfully noisy and our institutions are durable, confirming the political stability of our body politic over the past 25 years and into the future.Yet, we are also a country with many challenges.We are also a country which carries the scars of a sad and horrible past, where the colour of one’s skin determined one’s livelihood and future.Despite significant progress over the last 25 years, the legacy of our divided past has left many of our people without skills, without assets and without jobs.All these factors have combined to exacerbate poverty and inequality.In navigating our way from the horrible past of apartheid misrule into a democratic future, we have made mistakes along the way.Over the last decade, our economy has barely grown, investment has dwindled and the rate of unemployment has increased.Today, we are still feeling the effects of several years of state capture and corruption, the erosion of important public institutions and the resultant policy malaise.But, even in the face of such great challenges, hope continues to spring eternal in the hearts of South Africans who are determined that they will not yield to despair.As a nation, we have determined that we will not be defeated by challenges we face.We will not falter on our path to improve the condition of our people.It is for this reason that, as a government, we reached out to our social partners to forge a new compact for growth and development.And it was through this collaboration that we identified several major issues we must address to achieve to the economic recovery that we all seek.We have determined that we will move forward, effect far-reaching reforms and undertake the detailed work required to turn our economy around.Working together, we have made much progress in implementing the policy reforms that I spoke about at last year’s Conference, creating policy certainty, consistency and predictability for investors and for citizens.We have acted decisively to end state capture and are rebuilding the capacity of the state. We have fostered greater policy coherence and are improving alignment across the different spheres and entities of government.We have been steadily working to create a business environment that is competitive and conducive to investment.As a government, and as a country, we are clear about what we need to do, and we are marshalling our every resource and our every capability to do it.We are on a path of removing impediments and constraints to inclusive growth.We have embarked on a path that is illuminated by policy consistency and regulatory certainty, fiscal responsibility, and decisive interventions to stimulate economic activity.Central to our efforts to ignite growth and create jobs is an ambitious execution oriented industrial strategy founded on partnerships between government, labour and industry.It prioritises growth in important sectors such as automotive, clothing and textiles, gas, chemicals and plastics, tourism, renewable energy, oceans economy, agriculture, mining and beneficiation, the digital economy and the high-tech industries.Master plans for each of these sectors will ensure that infrastructure, skills, incentives and other resources are directed towards where they have the greatest impact.Today we will witness the signing of master plans for the poultry and the clothing, textile and footwear industries. This will lead to the giant retailers in our economy increasing local procurement, investment and job creation. Labour is committed to improve productivity levels.We have identified special economic zones as platforms that can attract investors and enhance economic growth.To this end, we have established 10 special economic zones in strategic locations around the country where investors are able to produce and export value-added products.Investors are offered a preferential corporate tax regime, building support, employee tax incentives, favourable customs regulations and support for capital investment and training.Yesterday, I was privileged to attend the launch of a new automotive special economic zone in Tshwane.A partnership between the Department of Trade and Industry, Gauteng Provincial Government, the City of Tshwane and the Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa, this automotive SEZ underlines the value of strategic collaboration in the revival of our economy.As a major boost to manufacturing, localisation and job creation, nine companies have already confirmed their intention to set up factories by January 2021, with some coming on-stream well before this date.This will entail an investment of around R3.6 billion and the creation of 6,700 direct jobs, consolidating South Africa’s position as the auto-hub of the African continent.It is a sign of the enthusiasm for this opportunity that the first phase of the automotive SEZ was oversubscribed.A few weeks ago we launched the Mara mobile phone factory in the Dube Port special economic zone in KwaZulu-Natal following the commitment that the Mara company made here at last year’s conference.Rapid industrialisation is critical if we are to reap the benefits of the African Continental Free Trade Area, which entered its implementation phase in July this year.This is a historic development that promises to fundamentally reshape African economies.The Continental Free Trade Area will improve access to existing markets and lead to the creation of new ones.This treaty will unleash the manufacturing and industrial capability of the continent as companies seek to make products for the burgeoning African market, and thereby address the absurd situation that African countries do not trade with each other.Trade among countries in Africa is currently at 15%, compared to 47% in the Americas, 61% in Asia and 67% in Europe.As one of our Ministers often observes: “We consume what we do not make and we make what we do not consume.”The African Continental Free Trade Area will change all that.Another critical driver of growth is investment in infrastructure, which is being ramped up after years of decline.To generate the funding needed for our infrastructure build programme, we have set up an Infrastructure Fund, which is being incubated by the Development Bank of Southern Africa.With an initial investment from government of R100 billion over 10 years, the fund will leverage investments from financial institutions, multilateral development banks, asset managers and commercial banks.Infrastructure will also be a driver of our industrialisation policies and component manufacturers across the world will find this a useful place to set up their operations.Building on the success of our independent power producers programme in the field of renewable energy, we will be expanding opportunities for private sector involvement in other areas of infrastructure development.Through a newly-established Investment and Infrastructure Office to be headed by Dr Kgosientso Ramokgopa, the President will ensure effective coordination of all aspects of our investment and infrastructure drive, monitor progress and clear blockages.Steadily but surely, we are making South Africa a more competitive destination for investment by reducing the cost, and improving the ease, of doing business.We have set ourselves the ambition of being in the top 50 countries in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business index within the next three years. Through the expanding network of Invest SA’s One-Stop Shops we are working to remove bureaucratic and administrative hurdles to investment, providing new entrants with a single contact point for licensing and regulatory compliance.This week we launched an integrated online platform for the fast, efficient and inexpensive registration of company.Known as Biz Portal, this online portal promises to be a game-changer.Through collaboration among several government agencies and with the involvement of the four major banks, it is now possible for applicants to register their company at the same time as they register for tax, a domain name, a BEE certificate, the Compensation Fund and the Unemployment Insurance Fund, and open a business bank account.We are aiming for a registration process that can be completed in one day.Detailed work is underway between government and industry to improve the efficiency of various permitting process, including, for example, the issuing of water use licences.We have taken steps to provide greater policy certainty in areas such as mining, oil and gas and telecoms as part of efforts to create a stable environment for investment.We have initiated the release of the high-demand broadband spectrum, which will bring down data costs and encourage investment.A policy framework has been gazetted and the regulator has published its proposals.As part of attracting skilled professionals and growing tourism, we have prioritised immigration reform and changes to the visa regime.More countries have been added to the list of visa-free nations for inward tourism, the requirements on unabridged birth certificates for young tourists have been abolished, and we are piloting a new eVisa portal later this month.We are now working on a smart system for work permits, for scarce skills and to encourage companies to set up their African corporate headquarters in South Africa.As the Minister of Finance indicated in his medium-term budget policy statement last week, one of our central priorities is to return our country to a sustainable fiscal path.We are taking several measures to reduce public spending, eliminate wastage and direct resources to where they will have the greatest impact on long-term growth and poverty alleviation.We are committed to taking the necessary measures to stabilise the debt-to-GDP ratio over the coming decade.Our experience over the 25 years of democracy is that macroeconomic stability and fiscal prudence is essential for investment and growth.The security and sustainability of energy supply is critical for investment in our economy.We have embarked on urgent far-reaching measures to overhaul the energy sector to ensure that it meets the needs of our economy and our people into the future.These measures are set out In the Integrated Resource Plan released by the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy and the paper on Eskom released by the Minister of Public Enterprises.We have set out a clear process, with timelines, for the restructuring of the power utility, Eskom, into three separate entities for transmission, generation and distribution.An immediate priority is appointing a CEO and strengthening governance through revamping the board, which we will do in the next few days.The other key priority is to deal with Eskom’s debt as part of the restructuring process and taking urgent measures to significantly improve operations, cut costs, and increase revenue.Distinguished Guests,Ladies and Gentlemen,The South African investment book that we will present at this Conference illustrates just how much potential investment opportunities exist in every part of our country.Investors do indeed have much to choose from.There is Gauteng, the country’s industrial powerhouse and financial capital, and Mpumalanga, the source of much of the country’s energy brimming with opportunities in tourism and agriculture.There is Limpopo, with its diverse mineral deposits and fertile soil, and the Northern Cape wellendowed with mineral resources and home to the largest solar farm in the Southern Hemisphere.The North West with the world’s largest platinum reserves has great potential for a mining special economic zone, the Free State with its abundant maize, wheat and livestock production, and the Western Cape, a tourist mecca whose wines are renowned around the world.There is the Eastern Cape, a leader in automotive exports and a growing renewable energy industry, and KwaZulu-Natal, with the largest container port in sub-Saharan Africa, a thriving tourism industry and a maritime sector undergoing rapid growth.The South Africa we are presenting to you here today is not just the South Africa of the here and now. It is the South Africa of the future.It is a South Africa that is interconnected, technologically advanced and sustainable.Already, South Africa is riding the wave of scientific progress to meet the needs of citizens and overcome its developmental challenges.To support sustainable and climate smart agriculture, farmers are using mobile applications to track their finances and to sell their produce on the open markets.Drones are being used in crop management and pest control.Africa’s first solar powered airport is in the city of George in the Southern Cape.Right here in Gauteng, a BMW plant is being powered in part by biogas generated through agricultural feedlot emissions and food waste.South Africa is a land of many contrasts.On one hand, we face substantial developmental challenges, but on the other, we are pushing the frontiers of excellence and innovation.And we are reaching out to build partnerships within the continent and beyond.Today will see the signing of agreements to set up business councils with Japan, following my discussions with Prime Minister Abe a few months ago, and with the United States business community.There can be no better time to invest in this dynamic, growing economy than now.I look forward to several companies making pledges today to invest in South Africa, by setting up greenfield operations or expanding their existing businesses.In doing so, you will not just realise great returns. You will also be claiming a stake in the collective fortunes of an entire nation.The progress that has been made since we announced our investment drive in April last year owes much to the hard work of the four Presidential investment envoys I appointed to spearhead our efforts – Mr Jacko Maree, Ms Phumzile Langeni, Mr Trevor Manuel and Mr Mcebisi Jonas.I wish to express my profound gratitude to them for the dedication and determination with which they have undertaken this task.To strengthen this work, I have this week appointed additional special envoys to focus on specific investment areas. These are Mr Jeff Radebe, who will focus on oil and gas, and Mr Derek Hanekom and Ms Elizabeth Thabethe, who will both focus on tourism.Distinguished Guests,The remarkable achievement of the Springboks in Yokohama on Saturday has inspired our nation to reach for greatness, to reach beyond the limits of the present towards the boundless opportunities of the future.It has demonstrated the power of a shared vision and a common purpose.As we undertake the vital task of building a thriving and inclusive economy, we draw strength from the determination of the people of this country to confront even the greatest of challenges and to prevail.We also draw strength and encouragement from the many business people, investors and entrepreneurs who – like us – see incredible potential in this country.I therefore invite you all to join us to make South Africa a land of stability, progress and prosperity for all.I thank you.Issued by: The Presidency of the Republic of South AfricaPretoriawww.thepresidency.gov.zalast_img read more

Innovation: Decline in Startups Threaten US Economy

first_imgStartups and small businesses in the US have a history of driving innovation. But they are in trouble. Economist Tyler Cowen said that “these days Americans are less likely to switch jobs, less likely to move around the country, and, on a given day, less likely to go outside the house at all the economy is more ossified, more controlled, and growing at lower rates.” Small businesses and startups in the US are struggling. Studies by the Kauffman Foundation and Brookings Institution have found that the number of new businesses declined in the US 44 percent since 1978. More businesses are shutting down rather than starting up. John Dearie, executive vice president for policy at the Financial Services Forum, said that “new businesses are disproportionately responsible for the innovation that drives productivity and economic growth, and they account for virtually all net new job creation. I would say, as a policy person, this is nothing short of a national emergency.”center_img Patrick Barnhill, President of Specialist ID, said that “small businesses are more innovative because of their company structure. The small structure allows for quick decision-making without the hassle of going through layers of approval, which can slow down company processes. Small businesses also have to be more creative than their larger counterparts due to a much smaller budget. This forces out-of-the-box thinking and innovation.” But starting a company is risky and takes some amount of funding which is often difficult to get. Americans are becoming more complacent.last_img read more

If You Want Better Results, Build Talent

first_img Free Webinar Series! Create a culture of value creation. Signup for this free webinar! In three, short, power-packed webinars, you will learn what you need to do to create a culture of value creators who create and win new opportunities. Download Now As a leader, you will never have all the talent you need. No matter how good your company is, no matter how great your employee value proposition, some talented people will work elsewhere. There are only two strategies for acquiring the talent you need, buying it, or building it. Even companies that can afford to purchase expertise do not end up with a monopoly on the most talented people, most of whom aren’t seeking new opportunities. Because talent is a variable for producing results, if you want better results, you have to build talent.If your company is growing, that growth requires you acquire talent. As your company expands, you require more ability in leadership, management, and all of your key roles. If your company is shrinking, you need the talent to turn things around, recognizing that if you had the ability and the will to improve your situation, you would have already done so. The reason turnaround experts never run out of work is that leaders don’t often replace the people in the critical roles soon enough, some of their reluctance coming from a lack of talent to backfill the positionEvery Employee In Your Charge Can Grow and ImproveEvery employee in your charge can grow, even if some are not willing to grow, and even more are unaware of their full potential. Your existing employees, in large part, are a potential engine. If you were to help them reach their full potential, you would have a better chance of improving your company, division, department, or team reach its full potential.When I wrote The Only Sales Guide You’ll Ever Need, my first book, I borrowed a framework for Gerhard Gschwandtner. That framework was mindset + skillset + tool kit = success in sales. A reader tweeted me that my math was bad. He suggested (skillset + toolkit) x mindset was more accurate, and he was correct.As a leader, you build, maintain, and protect your culture. If the mindset is the critical factor, and I believe it is, then there is no reason a non-negotiable cultural value can’t be individual growth or personal and professional development. Those who embrace the idea that they are supposed to grow show promise of being high potential employees, the very kind that grow into critical roles. As people with the mindset grow into new roles, they end up taking on greater responsibility, many ending up in leadership of one form or another.Skill sets are not far behind mindset in value. The reason to train and develop people is that it improves your overall competency. Imagine a competency score was some score like 91% competency equals excellence, flawless execution, and goal-attainment, and something like 48% equals stagnation—or worse. I am unaware of any tool or framework to measure the overall competency of a team, department, or division, or company, but none is needed since results provide the score. Your scoreboard never lies; it only reports the score.If you are going to build talent, you must focus on growing the mindsets and skillsets of the people you lead.The Competitive Advantage of Building TalentThere is a competitive advantage in building talent. First, you don’t have to rely on your ability to recruit and retain existing talent alone as a strategy. Buying talent can be difficult, expensive, and time-consuming. You can also end with talented people who don’t fit, wasting time and money on people you should never have hired.Second, and equally important, there is more latent talent available, most of whom will end up in a job where their as-yet-dormant ability will go undiscovered and undeveloped. While it feels like a shortcut to hire someone based on their experience, that is only one factor, and it is not the most important unless you don’t have the willingness or resources to train and develop them. By identifying and hiring people based on their potential, their character traits and attributes, you are acquiring your company’s future competency.The latent talent you develop becomes your pipeline. Most leaders think of their leadership pipeline as being critical. Leadership, however essential, is not the only competency you need. You need bench strength in every crucial role, whether that be sales, marketing, finance, human resources, risk, or information technology. It helps to think like a sports team. You are developing numbers two, and three, and four in addition to your star player, who, no matter how much you wish it weren’t so, will not be with you forever.Even though it is easy to believe that you can buy the talent you need, it isn’t true. You can buy the skill you need sometimes. Even when you do, there is no guarantee that the talent you believe you are buying is going to succeed because they did so in a prior role. The ability to move up the next person in line, knowing they have been being trained and developed to take the future role eliminates opportunity costs, the biggest of which may be time, time you can never recover. While the person you hired and developed may fail, the fact that they have experience with the people they are working with and the company makes it more likely they succeed.If you want better results, build talent. If you are growing, you are going to need more talented people on your team. If you are shrinking, you need the talent to turn things around and start climbing. Like most choices people present as mutually exclusive, you don’t have to choose between buying and building talent. Using both strategies allows you to be opportunistic, buying talent when it makes sense, helping them grow and develop, as well as identifying latent talent and bringing them and helping them gain the competencies they need to move up.last_img read more

Title hopes end as Philippines falls to Korea anew in Fiba Asia Cup

first_imgSEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Photo from Fiba.comSouth Korea remains the bane of the Philippines in continental basketball.The hot-shooting Koreans broke the Filipinos’ hearts anew with a 118-86 rout in their knockout quarterfinal duel in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup Wednesday (Thursday Manila time) at Nouhad Nawfal Sports Complex in Beirut, Lebanon.ADVERTISEMENT Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games SEA Games Gallery: August 16 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC The loss ended Gilas Pilipinas’ impressive run, where they went undefeated in the group stages despite an undermanned line-up, and relegated the Filipinos to the battle for fifth place.READ: Gilas Pilipinas, Korea resume bitter basketball rivalryFEATURED 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 shutoutNot only did the Koreans take the Filipinos out of the running for the title, they also assured them of their worst finish since 2011 when Gilas Pilipinas placed fourth.Defense was the biggest issue for the Nationals as they allowed the disciplined Korean crew to shoot 73-percent from the field in the first half to grab a 16-point lead, 49-33. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:35U.S. urges Japan, South Korea to share intel00:50Trending 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 Terrence Romeo waxed hot in the second quarter as he linked up with Jayson Castro to pull Gilas within six, 56-49, but Korea proved it was simply a superior team.READ: Gilas five needs pluckThe Koreans shot a mercurial 16-of-21 clip from beyond the arc and dished out 34 assists, leading by as high as 34, 112-78, courtesy of a long bomb from Yang Hong Seok with 1:57 to play.Romeo uncorked all of his 22 points in that blazing second frame, but was held scoreless in the second half by the tenacious Korean defense.Christian Standhardinger added 17 markers and four boards, Roger Pogoy had 12 points in the Philippines’ late spurt, and Castro William got 11 markers, four assists, and three rebounds as the ghost of the Korea continued to haunt the Filipinos.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding READ: Korea spoils Gilas bidThe country’s last win over its fierce rival was back in the 2013 edition of the Asian tilt, where the Jimmy Alapag-led Gilas Pilipinas advanced to the final.Oh Se Keun topped Korea with 22 points and five rebounds, while Kim Sun Hyung went 9-of-11 from the field to wound up with 21 markers, four assists, and three boards as the Koreans advance to the semifinals.Kim Jong Kyu also chimed in 15 points, four dimes, and, two rebounds.The Scores:KOREA 118 – Oh 22, Kim S H 21, Kim J K 15, Lee S H 14, Lee Ju H 11, Choi 9, Heo 9, Park 9, Yang 5, Jeon 3, Lim 0.GILAS PILIPINAS 86 – Romeo 22, Standhardinger 17, Pogoy 12, Castro William 11, Aguilar 7, Wright 6, Jalalon 5, Abueva 2, Almazan 2, Fajardo 2, Cruz 0, Norwood 0.Quarters: 26-18, 57-49, 86-62, 118-86. LATEST STORIES MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Giannis, Bucks Stop Warriors’ 8-Game Win Streak; Stephen Curry Injured

first_imgOAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry left with an injury and the Golden State Warriors were unable to recover in a 134-111 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks that snapped their eight-game winning streak Thursday night.Eric Bledsoe scored 26 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo added 24 points, nine rebounds and four assists as the Bucks handed the Warriors their first defeat at home this season.The two-time defending NBA champions were already missing All-Star Draymond Green and then lost Curry midway through the third quarter. The two-time MVP strained the adductor muscle in his left leg and went to the locker room shortly thereafter. He did not return.Curry grabbed at his inner thigh after trying to contest Bledsoe’s shot in transition. He is expected to have an MRI on Friday.Klay Thompson led the Warriors with 24 points and Kevin Durant had 17 points, nine assists and seven rebounds.Malcolm Brogdon scored 20 points as Milwaukee (9-2) won for the second straight time at Oracle Arena, including a 116-107 victory on March 29.Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry walks on the court during a timeout in the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)THUNDER 98, ROCKETS 80OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Paul George scored 20 points and Oklahoma City beat Houston without point guard Russell Westbrook for its seventh straight victory.Westbrook missed his second consecutive game with a sprained left ankle. George also had 11 rebounds, six assists and six steals. The Thunder were 0-4 before the streak.Steven Adams had 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Terrance Ferguson and Dennis Schroder each added 14 points. James Harden scored 19 points, but made just 7 of 19 shots for the Rockets. Clint Capela added 17 points for Houston. The Rockets had won three in a row.Houston’s Carmelo Anthony, who played for the Thunder last season and was traded this summer, scored two points on 1-for-11 shooting. Chris Paul added 10 points.CELTICS 116, SUNS 109, OTPHOENIX (AP) — Kyrie Irving scored 18 of his season-high 39 points in the fourth quarter and overtime, and Boston overcame a 22-point deficit to beat Phoenix.Irving scored Boston’s first six points in the extra period, and Marcus Morris finished with 17 against his former team — including the tying 3-pointer with 1.1 seconds left in regulation.Devin Booker led the Suns with a season-high 38 points, and T.J. Warren had 29.TRAIL BLAZERS 116, CLIPPERS 105PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard had 25 points and Portland topped Los Angeles to win its third straight game.CJ McCollum added 23 points for the Trail Blazers, who have won six of seven.Danilo Gallinari and Lou Williams each scored 20 for the Clippers. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had a career-high 19.The Clippers closed to 107-101 on Gallinari’s jumper, but Jusuf Nurkic answered for Portland with a layup and Los Angeles could not get any closer down the stretch.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Anton Gill Had To Turn Off His Cell Phone Because Of All The Texts He Received After Game vs. N.C. State

first_imgAnton Gill goes up for layup vs. NC State.Twitter/‏@CBSSportsCBB Earlier, we posted a photo of little-used sophomore guard Anton Gill getting mobbed by his Louisville teammate. Gill hadn’t scored since February 28 and had played just 23 total minutes in March before last night’s game, when he came in for 11 minutes and scored seven clutch points, hitting all three of his shots from the field. Gill’s surprise performance helped Louisville outlast N.C. State in the Sweet 16 match-up, and afterwards, he told Sports Illustrated‘s Pete Thamel that he received so many texts that he had to turn his phone off.Anton Gill after his big night. “I had to turn my phone off.” Said he had 30-35 texts.— Pete Thamel (@SIPeteThamel) March 28, 2015Louisville can use another big left from Gill tomorrow, when the Cardinals face Tom Izzo’s upstart Michigan State Spartans for a chance to make the Final Four.last_img read more