President Rodrigo Duterte awarded Wednesday medals and cash incentives to the Filipino medalists in the 29th Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur.ADVERTISEMENT Winning start The Philippines bagged 121 medals, including 29 golds, to finish sixth overall in the 11-country regional sporting meet.The gold medalists received P300,000, silver winners got P150,000 and bronze medalists took home P60,000.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson A costly, catty dispute finally settled LATEST STORIES Break new ground View comments A costly, catty dispute finally settled Filipino Olympian and Sea Games gold medalist Mary Joy Tabal shows her medal to #PresidentDuterte. pic.twitter.com/1Gh9yNoxcP— Nestor Corrales (@NCorralesINQ) September 13, 2017 Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson UAAP Season 80: Ateneo asserts might over UP End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ The incentives for the medal-winning athletes and the coaches were based on Republic Act 10699 or the National Athletes and Coaches Benefits and Incentives Act.For team sports with less than five participants per team, the law said the team shall receive the same cash incentives for individual medal winners.For competitions with five or more participants per team, the law said each team member shall receive twenty-five percent (25%) of the cash incentives for individual medal winners.P18,037,500 was given to the athletes while a P7,181,250 were awarded to the coaches.ADVERTISEMENT Presidential Adviser for Sports Dennis Uy also gave an additional P50,000 for the gold medalists, P30,000 for the silver medalists, and P10,000 for the bronze medalists.Aside from cash incentives, the medal-winning athletes received presidential citations.Philippine Sports Commission President Butch Ramirez and Philippine Olympic Committee President Peping Cojuangco were present during the event.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
Actress and writer Martha E. Arkosah was elected president of the Liberia Movie Union (LIMU) last Saturday, for the next two years.The election took place at the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism (MICAT) in Monrovia.Ms. Arkosah won the election with 347 votes, and opposition candidate Aloysius Taylor, standard bearer of Reality Team got 265 votes.The election was described as free and fair.President-elect Ms. Arkosah comes with a vast experience of the industry and has served the union in different leadership roles, including interim president.“I’m a woman of substance. I’m a woman of my words and I will stand by my commitment to ensure more opportunities for movie practitioners,” President-elect Akorsah told the Daily Observer via a mobile interview after her victory was announced.She added, “I appreciate the voters for their faith in me and I’ll embark on a course to unify the union and promote the industry.”“Unifying the union is my top priority,” President-elect Akaorsah said. “I am calling on every member to give my incoming administration all the cooperation and support to ensure that we move the union to another level.”Assistant Minister for Culture Madam Louis W. McMillan, contributing, said the successful election of Ms. Akorsah was a landmark achievement.“This is because there was no case of election violence and I must applaud voters and everyone for showing a level of maturity in the entire process,” she said.A spokesperson for the opposition, who asked not to be identified, hailed the elections and assured cooperation with the incoming administration.The polling station opened early on Saturday, May 23 but it was during the day that voters rushed in to cast their votes.Elections Commissioner Holmes said, “We promised you free, fair and peaceful election and this is what you have received.”Election results were announced immediately after the counting and verification were concluded.President-elect Akorsah’s Dream Team party won all the 12 leadership positions, with two candidates winning on white ballots. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Naomh Columba 19.03.2012Starting this week with underage news and fixtures: Our under 16 lads travel to play Na Rossa in the league this weekend.Game is set for 12 noon on Sunday, and we wish the lads the very best of luck. Our under 14 lads travel to Naomh Mhuire on Saturday, with the Féile starting at 11am.Again, we wish those travelling the best of luck. Under 8s training continues on Friday evenings, from 6-7pm in Meenaneary Community Centre. Please note that children must be collected when training finishes, as under 10 training is scheduled for 7pm.At the time of going to press we were awaiting notification of a senior fixture for the coming weekend. Please check locally for details.This Saturday sees our fundraising metal collection take place. Anyone who has items to donate, and who has not arranged collection, please contact your local organizer: Glen area: Kevin Mc Ginley 086 8591849 and Denis Ellis 087 2903456. Carrick/Teelin area: Noel Ellis 087 9192867 and Eugene Doherty 087 7783467. Malinbeg/Malinmore: Noel Hegarty 087 2308754 and Caitríona Nic Seoin 086 1970127. Meenaneary: Terance Boyle 087 6871156. All proceeds go towards the running of the club, and we would appreciate a big effort from the local community.Go raibh maith agaibh. Arís, níor bhaineadh lotto na seachtaine seo caite, agus ba iad na huimhreacha a piocadh amach ná 4-10-21-30. Duaiseanna aitheantais: Aíne Cunninghan, c/o Pat Danny. Ciara Kennedy, Mín an Aoire. Margaret Mc Glinchey, Dún Alt. Cathy Doherty, Mín an Aoire. Michael & Patricia O’ Gara, Garbh Ros. Duaischiste na seachtaine seo chugainn ná € 3,000. GAA: NAOMH COLUMBA GAA CLUB NOTES was last modified: March 20th, 2012 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:GAA: NAOMH COLUMBA GAA CLUB NOTES
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10 May 2010King Shaka International Airport sets new benchmarks for global infrastructure development while bearing testimony to South Africa’s ability to deliver on large-scale projects, President Jacob Zuma said at the opening of the country’s new airport at La Mercy, north of Durban this weekend.“Not only was the construction of the project completed in the record time of three years, it also involved the relocation of both the cargo and passenger businesses, from the old airport to these new facilities, in one overnight operational switch,” Zuma said.“This smooth, seamless transition must surely bear testimony once again to the skills and capability we have as a country.”Critical diversion facilityIn less than 32 days, the world will converge on South Africa and the country will experience its largest wave of aviation traffic in its history when the 2010 Fifa World Cup kicks off.“We welcome the fact that the airport is going to be a critical diversion facility for OR Tambo International, should this be necessary.“We are also thrilled by the fact that we are able to present the World Cup in South Africa that is going through a huge building and reconstruction phase. Our infrastructure investment programme is doing wonders for the country economically and socially,” he said.Encouraging new investmentThe new airport will be able to process 7.5-million passengers per annum, while alleviating the pressure on the Durban-Johannesburg road route by facilitating more than 50 000 tons of manufactured goods produced in the region directly from the local airport.Zuma also called on provincial and local government to encourage new investments in tourism. These tourism packages, he said, should be competitively priced and attractive for foreign visitors, adding that the World Cup offered the country the best opportunity to welcome foreign visitors and ensure they came back again to enjoy what the country has to offer.“There has never been any doubt in my mind that this airport was the missing piece of the puzzle to enable growth and development in this region and for our country.”Source: BuaNews
Get the Free eBook! Want to master cold calling? Download my free eBook! Many would have you believe that cold calling is dead, but the successful have no fear of the phone; they use it to outproduce their competitors. Download Now Do you have a list of strategic targets, or something I call dream clients that you are actively pursuing today? Are you working from a list of companies that will perceive what you do as massive, strategic value?Do you have a call block on your calendar, protecting the time you need to make calls to your dream clients? Have you eliminated distractions, including your smart phone, the browser, and the water cooler chatter?Do you have language that indicates that you will trade more value for the time you are asking your dream client to give you? Is the disparity in the value greatly in your prospect’s favor?Do you have a theory about what your dream client should be doing differently now to produce better results? Can you help them discover something about themselves?Do you sound confident, like a peer, like someone who can contribute to your dream clients success? Are you confident about who you are, what you do, and your ability to move your dream client forward?Do you have a sequence to follow-up and professionally persist in acquiring a meeting with your dream client over time? Do you have ideas that will allow you to capture mind share over time?Do you have the insights and ideas that make you a subject matter expert at the intersection of your industry and your dream client’s industry?Win customers away from your competition. Check out Eat Their LunchThe fundamentals of selling can be broken into categories. The first category is opportunity creation. The second category is opportunity capture. The first category necessarily precedes the second.If you are struggling in sales, being able to answer yes to all the questions above will improve your results. If you answered any of them in the negative, you might look at shoring up the areas you need to improve.
KTM Duke 200Pune-based two wheeler manufacturer Bajaj Auto has played a major role in KTM’s global expansion, according to the KTM CEO Stephan Pierer. It is expected that over 22,000 KTM bikes will be sold in the domestic market, indicating a growth of over 100 per cent. Incidentally, these bikes have between 95 per cent and 98 per cent local content.Pierer said, “The joint development and strategic alliance have given us the position of entering all emerging markets. The Japanese are (now) the only competition, everyone else is a niche player,” he said, adding that approximately 45,000 units, or nearly a third of the 1.4-lakh bikes KTM forecasts it will sell outside of India during 2014 will be exported from Bajaj’s Chakan plant. “Putting aside rumours that Bajaj Auto was looking to hike its current 48 per cent stake in KTM Power Sports AG, the holding company of KTM Sportsmotorcycles AG, Bajaj Auto India MD Rajiv Bajaj said that the partnership was not based on front-end or financial consideration. “It is more an integration of two kitchens, and of cooking together,” he was quoted as saying. This was at the launch of the KTM RC 390 and RC 200 on Tuesday.Bajaj Auto had first acquired 14.5 per cent equity in KTM in the year 2007. Though the Austrian company had reported a loss of over ?80 million, this was turned around last year as it gave Bajaj Auto its maiden dividend.KTM projects that by 2020, it will sell 2.5 lakh bikes in global markets, of which one lakh units will be exported from India. Much like existing products KTM Duke 390 and Duke 200, the new bikes are also being manufactured at Chakan near Pune. advertisement
In yet another early contest on Saturday morning for Oklahoma State’s homecoming against West Virginia, the Red-Bull chugging Mountaineers came into Stillwater and didn’t back down in a raucus Boone Pickens Stadium.The Mountaineers jumped out to an early 3-0 lead to start the scoring, and WVU seemingly was controlling the momentum until defensive tackle Vincent Taylor forced a WVU fumble that gave OSU a first and favorable. The turnover lead to the first touchdown of the game for the Pokes to give them a 13-10 lead and steal back momentum, before shutting out the first half with a bang to score a TD to take a 20-10 lead into the break.Coming out of the second half, the Pokes had a three-minute drive that landed them in field goal position with a chance to put more points on the board but squandered an early opportunity with Benjamin Grogan falling victim to the wind and missing a long field goal attempt.But the defense tightened up in a pivotal third quarter, and after dropping a surefire INT earlier in the game, Ramon Richards pulled a rabbit out of his top hat that set up OSU in their own territory. .@CowboyFB likes to score off turnovers.Latest case in point – Ramon Richards INT.#Big12FB on FOX https://t.co/j5VGNPAnVL— Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) October 29, 2016Mason Rudolph scored three plays later on the zone read keeper to give them a 27-10 advantage. But the Mountaineers scored on the second play of the fourth quarter on Skyler Howard’s own zone read keep and again in a chip shot field goal to score 10 straight and cut it to 27-20.With the offense sputtering in the second half, Mason Rudolph #PutTheTeamOnHisBack to lead them to a much-needed scoring drive with a beautiful fade to Chris Lacy in the endzone to put them up 34-20.And just as OSU fans were biting their nails with Dana Holgersen’s team in possession, the Oklahoma State defense came up with a huge INT by Kevin Henry that gave OSU the ball to allow them to run the clock.The Ice Pirate drained a safety field goal with 1:34 remaining to put the game out of reach, and just like that Mike Gundy has his sixth win over a top 10 team during his tenure in Stillwater.Oklahoma State faces Kansas State in Manhattan next Saturday.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!
Read more Nothing compares to the raw and rugged brilliance of Scottish football Share on LinkedIn Read more Does he ever regret not taking his shot at glory? “I’ve thought about it a lot over over the years. The first thing my wife said after the game was ‘why didn’t you just shoot?’ but in the moment I honestly didn’t really think about grabbing the winner or anything like that. Since then I must have had 50 people telling me I should have hit it but for every single minute I played it was in my head not to do anything stupid. I didn’t want to be in any way responsible for ending that run. I was asked to keep things simple and that’s what I did.”Seven years on, Robertson remains as committed to Dundee as ever. He is a season-ticket holder, his wife is also a lifelong supporter and their two daughters have already heard all about the time their daddy played for their team.“If someone had said to me at 16 that I would get three games for Dundee I would have bit their hand off. I got to play more professional games than most guys who signed full-time when they left school. And for my team in a special season for them. A lot of Dundee supporters have said to me that I was living their dream for them. I mean, what a great thing to hear. I still can’t believe how lucky I am.”• This is an extract from Nutmeg magazine • Read the full article in Issue 9, which is out now• Nutmeg and Grant Hill are on Twitter In their heart of hearts, most football-mad kids know they will never become professionals. For a select band the dream lingers on a few more years before they too fall foul of a system that only cares for the freakishly talented. Craig Robertson belonged to this second group. Despite being a standout at schoolboy level, he was not handed a full-time contract on his 16th birthday and instead found himself at junior club Lochee United, happy to perform at a decent level but acutely aware was extremely unlikely to have a mark on the senior game.And yet there he was warming up under the floodlights and stealing glances at the rapidly filling stands as he tried to identify his family and friends among the travelling Dundee support. Five months past his 30th birthday and with the No9 shirt on his back, Robertson was about to make his professional debut for his beloved Dark Blues in a game that had huge implications for the future of the club. How could this have happened?An accountant’s office is an unpromising setting for a tale of footballing romance but it was there that Robertson’s Roy of the Rovers story began one Monday in February 2011. Despite his own playing commitments at Lochee, Robertson’s passion for Dundee remained undiminished. He was due to attend their match at Raith Rovers the following evening and, having injured his foot while training with Lochee, he could pass on driving duties if he fancied a few beers. As his thoughts drifted from spreadsheets to the game, he noticed a missed call from his Lochee manager, Paul Ritchie, who presumably wanted to check up on his injury. After an exchange of pleasantries, Ritchie uttered seven words his midfielder had dreamed of hearing since he was old enough to know what football was: “How do you fancy playing for Dundee?”“Obviously I was stunned,” says Robertson. “But I thought it could be a wind-up, so I wasn’t totally committing in case the call was being recorded. I just kept saying: ‘Honestly? Are you being serious?’”Ritchie was being serious. Dundee had entered administration and faced a fight for survival, a battle Robertson had himself aided by donating the £14,000 proceeds of his testimonial match against the Dark Blues. On the park, the rump squad manager Barry Smith had at his disposal were performing miracles. A pool of just 12 senior players supplemented by teenagers, trialists, loanees and legends coming out of retirement had gone on a 15-game unbeaten run as they sought to overcome a 25-point deduction imposed by the Scottish Football League.Dundee – who were banned from signing players until they exited administration – were dealing with the personnel shortage by exploiting a registration loophole that allowed them to play trialists for up to three games each. Having become aware of Robertson’s talents at his testimonial, Smith sought to bolster his squad with a player who would give more for the cause than anyone. His was the next call Robertson took.“My heart was thumping but, until I heard Barry Smith’s voice, I was still half-thinking it was a joke,” says Roberton. “Barry just said that, if I wanted to, I would be playing for Dundee the next night. He asked me if I had any hesitations and I said no. He asked how I would feel if I was starting and I said that’d be fine. Then he asked if I was fit and I honestly never thought to mention the injury.” features Share via Email The gentle pleasures of watching football in the Scottish Borders The Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian’s sport coverage The adrenaline coursing through his body helped anaesthetise his foot and a couple of early touches settled his nerves. He grew into the game with every completed pass and played his part as Dundee won 2-1. “It’s one of the biggest nights of my life and I can actually remember very little about it,” Robertson laughs. “I remember a couple of passes and thinking that if I committed another foul I’d probably get booked, so I had to be careful. That was about it. I wasn’t trying anything too fancy. Don’t get beat and don’t give it away – that was all I wanted to do.”Robertson left Stark’s Park with praise from Smith ringing in his ears as he basked in the glory of a lifetime’s ambition being realised. He lay in bed unfussed by his inability to sleep as he replayed the events of the previous 36 hours in his head. It was a tired man who returned to the world of accountancy the following day.“Going back into work was surreal. A few colleagues were Dundee fans and one had been there. Others had been following the game. Everyone wanted to talk about it. I didn’t do a scrap of work. I just hid behind my computer screen reading match reports and trying to find my rating out of 10!”Having waited 30 years to make his first senior appearance, his second followed quickly. Morton visited Dens Park a few days after the Raith match, but his home debut proved tougher. “There was a four-day build-up, the adrenaline had worn off and I was thinking about all kinds of stuff. I would be playing for Dundee at Dens. I’d be wearing the dark blue this time rather than the away strip. I kept thinking about all the great No9s who have played at Dens. All these stupid things were going through my head.”While an early touch at Raith had helped Robertson settle, the ball getting stuck under his boot during the warm-up on a rock-hard, heavily sanded pitch added to his insecurities. A dull 1-1 draw provided scant entertainment but one group of supporters enjoyed the occasion more than most.“I had just got changed when I was told there were some fans in hospitality who wanted to see me. There were about 50 guys on a stag do, all hammered – guys I knew and faces I’d seen home and away for 20 years. They were all singing my name. It was pretty comical.”Before Robertson left the stadium, Smith took him aside and told him he would be returning to Lochee temporarily but would definitely play his final trial game at some point. He was told to look after himself and “not to do anything stupid at weekends.” When the call came a few weeks later, it meant ducking out of his own stag do.“There were about 30-40 boys meeting up on the Saturday night but I got the call beforehand that I was needed to play against Dunfermline in a couple of days. I ended up having two pints and going up the road early. I couldn’t get smashed so close to the game, so the guys had my stag do for me.”Robertson watched on from the bench as title-chasing Dunfermline took a first-half lead and threatened that long unbeaten run. An injury just after the hour-mark forced Smith to make a change and Robertson ran out under the Dens Park floodlights for his last game in dark blue. Ten minutes later, Dundee equalised against the run of play.Then, in the dying minutes, the ball sat up nicely for him on the edge of the box. He had scored dozens of goals from just such a position over the years and now had the opportunity to grab a last-minute winner for his boyhood heroes. But instead of shooting, the amateur did the professional thing and squared the ball to a teammate. Dundee didn’t score a winner but they did see out the game comfortably to stretch their run to 22 games. Topics A lot of Dundee supporters have said to me that I was living their dream for them. What a great thing to hearCraig Robertson Read more Scottish Premiership Share on Messenger Share on Facebook In a daze, Robertson called his father, who had first taken him to Dens Park as a four-year-old, and then his brothers. “Once he got over the shock, my older brother launched straight into a pep talk. He was giving me lifestyle advice, telling me to start stretching immediately and get out for a run that night then go straight to bed. We’re all massive Dundee fans. It was a huge thing for them as well. Work were great about it. I think they thought I was taking the mick. ‘He wants a half-day off, at a day’s notice, to go and play for this team he’s always banging on about? Aye right’.”Following an unproductive morning in the office, Robertson met up with the Dundee-based members of the squad for the coach journey to Kirkcaldy. He sat on his own and felt the first flutter of nerves. “There were only a few of us who got on in Dundee, but all the Glasgow and Edinburgh lads were at the hotel where we were meeting. Walking in there was far worse than the thought of the actual game. They were playing for their livelihoods and must’ve been thinking: ‘Who is this guy? Is he going to mess up our run? Can we trust him with a pass?’ In the end, everyone was pleasant enough and no one made a big deal of it.“Barry came up and asked where did I want to start, left wing or in the middle? I was being asked to pick where I played for Dundee! I’d played out wide when I was younger but as I’d got older I’d moved inside, so I said I would stick there. He just wanted me to feel as comfortable as possible and not to make a fuss over me. He told me to go out and do what I’d been doing all season.”Dundee’s change kit was doled out in the dressing room and Robertson was handed the No9 shirt. “I can’t remember thinking ‘was I good enough?’ beforehand because it all happened so quickly. I just floated through on adrenaline without any major concerns. Then it hit me a bit in the warm-up as I looked at the big away support under the floodlights and was like: ‘Shit, I’m actually away to play here.’“I could see my wife-to-be and her family but I couldn’t see my family. My mum, dad, both my brothers and a couple of carfuls of mates were there. They’ve told me on numerous occasions since that it was the proudest moment of their time supporting Dundee, which means a lot.” Share on WhatsApp Dundee Share on Pinterest Share on Twitter Guardian Sport Network Reuse this content