News story: Round 3 GovTech Catalyst challenges announced today

first_img How will we manage autonomous vehicles in local traffic management control systems? How might we proactively monitor the condition of social housing using sensors? How might we better use and understand Scottish land protected for nature and conservation? How might we better predict and sequence adult social care to deliver a seamless service? How might we accelerate the building of new housing using better geospatial intelligence? The third round of GovTech Catalyst challenges were announced today. The GovTech Catalyst is the £20 million fund set up to help private sector innovators tackle public sector problems.At the Government ICT conference today, Minister for Implementation Oliver Dowden announced the next 5 successful challenges from public sector organisations to get funding.These challenges are: See the full list of all Round 3 submitted challenges, both successful and unsuccessful.Apply to the first competitionThese 5 challenges will be launched as Small Business Research Initiative competitions for tech companies.The first competition will launch on 4 March 2019 on the Innovation Funding Service.Join the mailing list to find out about competition briefing events for interested tech companies.Update on the other challenge roundsWe expect to launch at least 15 competitions to the market. Here’s a summary of the current status of the three rounds of competitions.Round 1In January, tech firms finished phase 1 for the first competition (identifying terrorist still imagery).Tech firms are currently working on phase 1 for the second (smart waste tracking) and third (combating rural isolation) competitions. They’ll finish in February and March, respectively.Tech firms started work on the fourth competition (real time traffic management) earlier this month.Tech firms will start work on the fifth competition (improving local services with data) in mid February.Round 2The sixth competition (real-time tracking for firefighter safety) winners were chosen earlier this month. Tech firms selected will start at the end of February.The seventh competition (streamlining public sector audits) closed earlier this month. Submissions are currently being assessed.The eighth competition (better detection of illicit goods in the post) closes tomorrow.The ninth competition (better understanding of overlaps in business regulation) launched last week. You can register until 20 February 2019.The tenth competition (prescription continuity when people move between care providers) will launch in February.Round 3Tech firms can register to submit potential solutions to the eleventh competition from 4 March to 10 April 2019.Read future GTC news on the GDS blog.last_img read more

Redskins’ Adrian Peterson, 34, wants 2,000-yard season

first_img Redskins’ Jay Gruden pitches Jon Gruden’s Raiders for ‘Hard Knocks’ When asked about his goals at the second day of the team’s mandatory minicamp Wednesday, Peterson told NFL Network of one of his more ambitious goals for the 2019 season.”If God’s willing, I can duplicate that and do it even better,” Peterson said. “I got my mark set at 2,000 (yards), I’ve always had it at that mark since I stepped into the league. So that’s where it’s at. But most importantly, I just want to contribute to the team and help this team win a championship.” Related News Peterson is one of seven running backs to have rushed for 2,000 or more yards. O.J. Simpson, Eric Dickerson, Barry Sanders, Terrell Davis, Jamal Lewis and Chris Johnson all have accomplished the feat, as well.He added that the overall expectations for the entire team are high, since many of the players injured last year are slated to return Redskins in time for training camp and the start of the season.”We were one game out of it last year with 20 guys on IR, fourth-string quarterback, third-string left and right guard, defensive players injured too, our starting cornerbacks injured, and we still had a chance,” Peterson said. “We fight. We’re a fighting group. We split the series with the Cowboys. Unfortunately, the Eagles got us, swept us — we open up (2019) with those guys. But just the mindset we have as a team, guys coming back healthy. And us just really believing in ourselves.” Adrian Peterson doesn’t have plans to slow down any time soon.The Redskins running back, 34, came thundering back as a serious threat last season, when he rushed for 1,042 yards.center_img “I got my mark set at 2000 (yards)…you have to set your bar high.” 👀@AdrianPeterson still eying big numbers in year 13 👇📺: @TomPelissero // Inside Minicamp LiVE pic.twitter.com/XpiqOvLmpo— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) June 4, 2019Despite the lofty expectations, Peterson said he will continue to hold himself to a high standard, which has been the key to his success.”No adjustments at all,” he said. “In order to accomplish great things, you have to set your bar high, so that’s what I’ve always done with my career and it has allowed me to be successful for going on 13 years.”Peterson already has one 2,000-yard season under his belt — in 2012 he ran for 2,097 yards while with the Vikings. Redskins’ Trent Williams holding out of minicamp, wants trade, reports saylast_img read more

Plans move forward with construction of 40-unit Wedgewood Apartment complex at Settler’s Creek addition.

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Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 315 weeks ago This has bugged me since I first started coming to newcow….but I SOOO wish the images would actually ‘enlarge’ when I click on them. The maps are the same size when clicked on. Thus, not being able to read the fine print. Report Reply 3 replies · active 315 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Teedoff · 315 weeks ago Wish this would of been made known before I bought a house here…and It won’t decrease our homes value? REALLY? No tax breaks for the homeowners in the area either….mmmmm. Report Reply 0 replies · active 226 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Ac Young · 315 weeks ago Just Me – Computer tip click on image then hold ctrl and push up arrow or if you have a wheel mouse move up. hope that helps. Report Reply 1 reply · active 315 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down LiveWell · 315 weeks ago Just curious what industry in this town is growing to support 40 new apartments?.? The slaughter house??? And not sure Settlers Creek was ever a good idea, bringing in tons of fill dirt into a wheat field, but they sure aren’t going to be able to sell anymore of those empty lots now… Report Reply 0 replies · active 315 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Apt dweller · 315 weeks ago Not really sure why anyone out there is upset. You bought a house off of woodlawn which has an affordable housing complex directly on it. You are about a block from a major highway through town and if the wind blows you just might get a wiff of the beef plant. It will be ok. Looks like the city is making it so the people can’t drive directly through your neighborhood…Also Tracy “crap load”…. Report Reply 3 replies · active 315 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Empty pockets · 315 weeks ago Doesn’t the city NOW own all those lots since the developer left them high and dry? If that is the case don’t fault the city with trying to get some of the taxpayers money back. Report Reply 0 replies · active 315 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Credence · 315 weeks ago Since Ms. Green, Ms. Korte and Mr. Wetta voted to allow this project, they would not mind having one these apartment dwellings in their neighborhoods. When we bought our house there was a wheat field at the north end of the neighborhood and the Woodlawn Apartments are east of Woodlawn which is outside the neighborhood where these new apartments will be located. In addition, this area was zoned single family with covenants that restricted certain construction. What happened with these city council actions? Also, will the apartment residents or landlords be responsible for the specials that were attached the Settler Creek lots? If not, who will be responsible for paying for the infrastructure that was and will be added? When it comes down to it, it is all about the money the city expects to collect and not about the will of the citizens! Report Reply 0 replies · active 315 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Voice · 315 weeks ago This is shady, it was pushed through by someone who was exiting his city position. There is no way to fight city hall and win. Report Reply 0 replies · active 315 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down guest · 315 weeks ago The City Council needs to look into the sewer and drainage problems on the WEST side of Wellington before they approve construction anywhere. Or at least approve something to MAINTAIN the CITY’S sewer lines better and maybe it won’t be blowing up in people’s homes. Live WELL. Whatever!!! Report Reply 2 replies · active 315 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down mom2mykids · 315 weeks ago This is all a bunch of crap….this addition was for SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCES….not MULTI….when families invested their money into these homes, that is what they thought they were buying…if they wanted to live in condo’s…or apartments, they would of done that…You know the council is shotty…and a few need to be removed from it but we can only try….I think the city should have to buy the homeowners out of their homes with everything they have put into the home and the value before rezoning….that should be fair ….and they should also be paying off the specials on each home located in Settlers Creek…when Gus bailed….this plan should of been null and void…. Report Reply 0 replies · active 315 weeks ago 12Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — By a 3-2 vote, the Wellington City Council approved at its July 15 meeting the rezoning of property and the re-platting of land that will pave way for a proposed 40-unit apartment complex called Wedgewood Apartments to be located at the northeast corner of the Settler’s Creek addition, west of Woodlawn Apartments and south of U.S. 160.Jim Moore of Affordable Housing Group/Zimmerman Properties of Springfield, Mo. indicated the company will go ahead with the construction of the complex after receiving approval of tax credits from the Kansas Housing Resource Corporation in May and the council’s approval two weeks ago. In January 2014, Moore told the council he wants to build one, two and three bedroom apartments ranging from $450 to $750 monthly rent. It will be an estimated $5 million investment.Wedgewood Apartment proposal.Of the three proposed apartment complexes in Wellington in January, the Wedgewood Apartments complex appears to be the only one that is progressing forward. Jeff Van Sickle of Wellington has proposed a 192-unit apartment complex adjacently east of Wal-Mart. But according to city sources, that project is currently on hold as the group has not been able to procure enough local investment. Another proposal to turn the Wellington Junior High building into a 48-unit complex is officially dead because the Hassenflu Property Management in Overland Park was unable to get tax credits that Moore’s group was successful in obtaining.Moore approached the Wellington Planning Commission in June – an advisory committee to the council – to ask to rezone the property from a single family residential district to a multi-family district dwelling.Wellington City Economic Developer Cody Sims said the new complex would fit nicely into an area in which it is already multiply zoned with light industrial, commercial, and multi-family apartment units. Sims said the apartment complex would serve as buffer between the commercial activity of U.S. 160 and those who built homes at Settlers Creek.However, at a January city meeting several home owners in the area objected to the proposed apartments fearing it would increase traffic and devalue their property.At the July meeting, though, there were no neighbors objecting to the proposal. Tony Farley, who has a home west of the proposed apartment complex, expressed his dissatisfaction in January. However, at the July 15 meeting when asked to speak by a council member he stated:“I am not here to speak for or against the proposal.”Apartment complex overview with housing addition to left and Woodlawn Avenue and Woodlawn Apartments right.One of the big changes in plans was how the area will be re-platted – i.e. designed. In January the apartments were to be built with an outlet street running east and west. Now a cul-de-sac will be built and the layout would make it impossible for apartment dwellers to be able to turn west. To leave the complex they must travel east and turn on Woodlawn Avenue thus alleviating the rest of the Settler’s Creek residential district to apartment complex traffic.Sims said there is a row of trees that will buffer the rest of the residential district from the apartments. Farley said the council members need to visit the area to make sure they believe the tree separation is a valid statement.The vote to pass the rezoning was unanimously approved by the Planning Commission and was sent to the council. The ordinance, required a majority vote. Council member Kelly Green, Jan Korte and Vince Wetta voted for the ordinance. B.J. Tracy and Jim Valentine voted against it. Because four votes were needed, Mayor Roger Stallbaumer was called in for a vote. He voted yes. John Brand was absent from the meeting.The resolution which called for the re-platting with the new cul-de-sac passed 3-2. Since it is a resolution it only had to pass with the members present. Green, Korte and Wetta voted yes. Tracy and Valentine voted no.There was no timeline given for when the construction of the proposed complex will begin.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Silly Science Gets a Pass

first_img(Visited 16 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 It’s not just that science doesn’t know the following claims.  It cannot know them – yet few are the reporters laughing out loud.Men’s faces evolved to weather punches during arguments (University of Utah, BBC News)Female hurricanes are deadlier than male hurricanes (PNAS; see Live Science)Sex organs evolved as an extra pair of legs (PhysOrg)High status co-eds use ‘slut discourse’ to assert class advantage (PhysOrg)Rats experience regret for making bad decisions (Science Daily, Science Magazine)A computer passes the Turing Test (University of Reading); but it’s not the milestone it seems (New Scientist)Complex mineral surfaces could be indicators of life on other planets (Astrobiology Magazine)Delegating the dirty work is a key to evolution (Astrobiology Magazine)Milky Way “may” have 100 million “life-giving” planets (Cornell U)When nations agree, they don’t go to war (Live Science)Free will stems from brain noise  (UC Davis)Why haven’t we found aliens yet?  The answer could be climate change (The Conversation)Standing up made human brains bigger, created philosophy (University of Sydney)Stories like this, emanating from academia via university PR departments, commonly are passed along throughout the media with little alteration or dispute.This is why it’s hard to take Neil deGrasse Tyson seriously when he talks about “science” as the path to knowledge (as opposed to “religious philosophy”).  Nobody questions the kind of science that gives us practical, verifiable results, but too much of what passes for science is raw speculation that is impossible to test, even in principle, or gives unquestioning allegiance to evolutionary assumptions.  The emphasis should be on evidence and logical thinking, not “scientific” thinking as if that is something unique.  All human knowledge should be based on logic and evidence, whether in history, law, science or anything else.So where is the logic in free will coming from brain noise?  That’s illogical; it’s self-refuting.  How is a scientist going to get into the mind of a rat to see if it experiences regret?  Who is going to find 100 million “life-giving” planets, and what on earth does “life-giving” mean?  Who is going to watch an extra pair of legs develop into sex organs, or watch a man’s face take a punch and evolve better protection?  Do we need a scientist to tell us that nations that agree tend not to go to war?All these things are so dumb they are funny.  Where are the reporters who should be laughing out loud?  They’re too busy mocking creationists, who believe that effects need a cause, and complex specified information requires an intelligent cause.  Wisdom is known by its children.  Secular science’s children are acting pretty darn foolish.last_img read more

Sales Through Influence and Storytelling with Craig Wortmann – Episode 22

first_imgOur Sponsors:Jeffrey Gitomer Sales Seminars – use the code “Anthony” to receive your discount.Sales Gravy University – tell Jeb that Anthony sent you.Resources & Links mentioned in this episodeConnect with Craig on TwitterSales Engine – Craig’s businessCraig Wortman Ebook: How To Communicate With InfluenceDan Pink0985325305 The theme song “Into the Arena” is written and produced by Chris Sernel. You can find it on SoundcloudConnect with AnthonyWebsite: www.TheSalesBlog.comYoutube: www.Youtube.com/IannarinoFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/iannarinoTwitter: https://twitter.com/iannarinoGoogle Plus: https://plus.google.com/+SAnthonyIannarinoLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iannarinoTweets you can use to share this episodeOftentimes we have too much knowledge ~ Sales pro Craig WortmannClick To TweetDiscipline is the cornerstone difference between influencers and those who are notClick To TweetSubscribe toIn the ArenaApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAndroidby EmailRSSOr subscribe with your favorite app by using the address below Podcast: Play in new window | Download (57.3MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSWhen you think of a professor at a business school, you may instantly think of dry, boring lectures. But that’s the last thing you’ll get when speaking with Craig Wortmann. He’s a very sharp sales professional who trains business people how to use the opportunities that sales provides to care for people in a way that serves their needs best. In that, he has come to see that the power of listening and telling stories are two of the most effective ways to do that. On this episode you’re going to hear how Craig has come to those conclusions and how you can learn to use both more effectively in your sales career.How the power of story can increase your sales success, on this episodeClick To TweetIf you’re going to be successful in sales, you need these three things.Through his experiences as a sales professional and as a professor in a prestigious business school, Craig Wortmann has discovered that there are three primary things that salespeople need to be equipped for success: Knowledge, skill, and discipline. Too often the focus is on the knowledge with too little emphasis on skill and the discipline it takes to implement it effectively. Craig unpacks this powerful observation in this chat with Anthony, revealing how you can apply all three to achieve greater success in your sales career.Most things that lead to success are not that hard, we simply don’t do them.Craig Wortmann doesn’t think that success is really all that difficult to achieve because the things that bring success have been demonstrated over and over. The problem is not typically a lack of knowledge, it’s a lack of action. On this episode Craig chats with Anthony about the ways he challenges his students to implement the things they learn and to do so consistently. He believes (and has seen) that consistency in the little things that bring success have massive repercussions on your outcomes. Find out more on this episode.Many things that bring success are not hard, we just don’t do them ~ Craig WortmannClick To TweetThe pause after a prospect’s response is invaluable.One of the important aspects of a sales professional’s personality is the ability to talk. It’s a good thing, but not always the best thing in every situation. For example, when a question has been asked and the prospect answers, it’s imperative that sales pros learn to pause before breaking the silence. In that pause most of the time the prospect will begin to speak again, revealing even more information about their need that would not have been uncovered otherwise. Craig Wortmann talks about the power of the pause and how you can learn to use it to meet your prospect’s needs more effectively, on this episode.You’ll be more successful in sales as you learn to be more human.When Craig Wortmann says that salespeople need to learn how to be “more human,” he means that we need to think less like a salesperson and more like a feeling, caring human being. The basis of all sales is providing solutions to the very real needs and problems of customers. Compassion and care have to be at the root of that if we are going to build the trust needed in order to provide those solutions effectively and consistently. Craig advises that sales professionals stop thinking about “getting the sale” and start thinking about “caring for the person.” The difference that little shift will make is monumental. Find out more about Craig and his philosophies surrounding sales on this episode.We gain access to more actionable information if we keep our mouths shut ~ Craig WortmannClick To TweetOutline of this great episode Who is Craig Wortmann? Why did Craig start his book with the topic of discipline? The power and significance of a handwritten thank you note, and what actually doing it says about you. The framework of knowledge, skill, and discipline. Why listening is so important and how do you do it effectively. The power of the pause for a sales professional. What Craig means by being human as a salesperson. The 4 significant types of stories and why they fuel your sales career. The best way to connect with Craig.last_img read more

Streaking Jazz make sweet music coming out of All-Star break

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. As the season picks back up following the All-Star break, the Jazz are riding an 11-game winning streak. They are part of a tight cluster of Western Conference teams vying for playoff position with some two months left in the regular season.It’s been quite a rise.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutUtah’s last loss was back on Jan. 22. The Jazz fell to 19-28 after losing 104-90 to Atlanta and were 18 games behind the conference-leading Warriors.“There were times where we kind of looked like we didn’t want to play, myself included,” Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell said after the loss to the Hawks, who are last in the Eastern Conference. “That’s not us. That’s not our identity.” FILE – In this Feb. 12, 2018, file photo, Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) celebrates as he runs off the court following their NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, in Salt Lake City. As the season picks back up following the All-Star break, the Jazz are riding an 11-game winning streak. They’re currently part of a tightly-clustered group Western Conference teams that are vying for playoff position with some two months left in the regular season. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)PORTLAND, Ore. — A few weeks ago, it appeared the Utah Jazz might be headed to the draft lottery. Those around the NBA weren’t buying it.“They’ve got some good players, so I don’t think anybody was surprised they fought their way back in,” Portland guard Damian Lillard said.ADVERTISEMENT Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH AFP official booed out of forum Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City MOST READ Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Rudy Gobert stressed it would be a painful road “until we start playing more physical and being more focused on what we have to do, individually and collectively.”Turns out the loss was a turning point of sorts. The resolve started the very next game with a 98-95 overtime win at Detroit. Along the way the Jazz beat the East’s top team, Toronto, on the road, and had victories over the Warriors and the Spurs. They downed Portland 115-96, ending the Blazers’ nine-game winning streak at home.“Everything is coming to fruition,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said about the Jazz. “They believe in the system. It takes awhile to put a system in. You have to have players of character who will understand it and execute it.”The Jazz rolled into the All-Star break with a 107-97 victory at home over Phoenix last Tuesday.Mitchell has been key, leading the team with an average of 24 points and four rebounds over the 11-game streak. For his rookie season, he has averaged 19.6 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists.ADVERTISEMENT Man City’s quadruple bid ends in shock FA Cup loss to Wigan LATEST STORIES “I think he should be rookie of the year for sure, not just because of his numbers but his impact on their team,” Lillard said. “He’s basically leading them and it’s special to see a rookie be able to do what he’s doing out there.”Over All-Star weekend, Mitchell won the slam dunk contest.The Jazz also made an important addition with Jae Crowder, acquired in a three-team trade from the Cavaliers at trade deadline. Crowder’s father, Corey, played for the Jazz in the 1991-92 season.In three games with the Jazz, Crowder has averaged 14.7 points and five rebounds and seems to have a new outlook with his new team.“These guys, they welcomed me right when I walked through the door. And playing with them is very, very, very fun,” he said following his debut.The Jazz resume play Thursday, at home against Portland. Coach Quin Snyder was asked whether the All-Star break came at a good time for the Jazz.“There’s two schools of thought, right? Let’s get the rest, and get recharged. And then there’s well, we’ve got a rhythm. We don’t want to lose the rhythm, let’s keep playing,” Snyder said. “I’d like us to do both.” 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Read Next View commentslast_img read more

Gilas battles title favorite Canada in Jones Cup opener

first_imgJimmy Alapag, now an assistant coach, is confident that this batch of Filipinos is ready to contend.“With the talent that this team has, I’m confident that we can contend,” Alapag said. “Our guys can definitely play and we will make a lot of heads turn. We might not have come here with the (Jason) Castros, the (Ranidel) De Ocampos, the (Terrence) Romeos, and they will see a new breed of heroes for us.”Keifer Ravena, Kobe Paras, Bobby Ray Parks and Christian Standhardinger make their international men’s debuts here and from among the members of coach Chot Reyes’ squad, they are the ones who are least scouted as they are all still not in the PBA.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Canada 150 is a selection of players coming from that country’s pro league, the National Basketball League of Canada, and it will be handled by its reigning coach of the year, Kyle Julius.Dallin Bachynski, a 7-footer, Dwayne Smith and gunslinger Deigo Kapelan, according to Gilas’ scouting reports, are the players the Philippine defense need to shut down.The Philippines is actually the defending champion here, having swept the tournament last year with a Mighty Sports team loaded with imports that counted former NBA All-Rookie Team member Al Thornton.This year, Gilas has tapped the services of Mike Myers as its only import. He is expected to just be a role player, the same way he is being utilised in practice.Gilas is shooting to win for the second time, the first since that epic 2013 triumph, with this crew all playing in the Jones Cup for the first time.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I really wish we drew them as our last game,” assistant coach Josh Reyes said just after touching down together with the rest of the team. “We could have had a chance to see them play first, like we did in 2013 (when the Filipinos beat the United States) when our strongest opponent was our last game.”Tip off time is at 3 p.m. with the Filipinos, despite checking in at the Howard Hotel at Da’an District well over 5 p.m., still able to turn in an hour’s practice at the brand new venue.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsTeam Philippines plays nine games in as many days with its final assignment being Iran, the champion here in five of the last eight years. But the Iranian national side will be without its resident stars Hamed Haddadi and Nikha Bahrami, who have opted to stay home and rest for the Fiba Asia Championship in August.And that now makes Canada the team to beat. National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’center_img View comments Gilas Pilipinas team arrives Friday afternoon in Taiwan for the Jones Cup Invitational. Photo by Musong CastilloTAIPEI – Gilas Pilipinas arrived in this progressive island confident of making heads turn in the 39th Jones Cup Invitational as a team of young talents carry the fight in this tournament the country shoots to win for the sixth time.Using the core of the Cadet program, three amateurs and a Filipino-German the country knows practically nothing of, Gilas plunges into action against what many feel is the team to beat in the 10-team, nine-nation meet as the Filipinos clash against Canada 150 at Taipei Peace International Basketball Hall here.ADVERTISEMENT El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Lyceum backs up hype, slays San Beda for 2-0 startlast_img read more

a month agoLille sensation Osimhen: I’m not here to replace Pepe

first_imgLille sensation Osimhen: I’m not here to replace Pepeby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveVictor Osimhen is eager to avoid comparisons with Nicolas Pepe at Lille.Pepe left LOSC for Arsenal as Osimhen arrived from Charleroi.With five goals in five Ligue 1 games, the Nigerian striker is following in Pepe’s footsteps and said, “I have a lot of respect for Nicolas Pépé, for all that he brought to the club. “Many people think that I am replacing him but I am here with another name and to write my own story. “We have different profiles, we are not the same players. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

a month agoWatford keeper Ben Foster: Man City will soon hit ten

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Watford keeper Ben Foster: Man City will soon hit tenby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford goalkeeper Ben Foster believes Manchester City will hit ten goals against a team soon.The Hornets felt the full force of the champions’ attacking power on Saturday as they were thrashed 8-0 at the Etihad in the Premier League.”They will do it to somebody, there will be a nine or 10 out there soon,” Foster said.”As a goalie, coming here in the first place it’s almost an achievement to keep it at one or two goals. At times, if they’re on it, they are incredible.”They were scary at times. It was just relentless. You could see them opening us up and the chances developing in front of your eyes. It was absolutely no fun. In all honesty, it could have been double digits.” last_img read more

7 days agoMan Utd chief Woodward: Ole’s 3-point vision we share

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd chief Woodward: Ole’s 3-point vision we shareby Paul Vegas7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United vice-chairman Ed Woodward insists the board are fully behind manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Woodward has given his full backing to Solskjaer, despite the dismal run the Norwegian has endured since getting the job full-time.“Ole’s vision maps exactly to the core three football objectives we have,” said Woodward.“We must win trophies, we must play attacking football and we must give youth its chance.“Last season we were the Premier League’s leading club in terms of the most match minutes given to our own Academy graduates.“We should all be proud that the significant investments we have made in our Academy – spanning recruitment, facilities and analytics – are now bearing fruit.“There’s a lot more we need to do in that but that’s coming in the next few years.“We know this is a strong competitive advantage for us and an area that we’ll continue to focus on and invest in. But this remains the heart of the club.“The middle section of last season, after Ole’s arrival, feels most relevant to what we want to achieve and where we want to be.“We saw a team playing fast, fluid football, with a clear representation of the style and philosophy the manager wants.“Ole has also instilled the discipline back into an environment where we may have lacked it in recent years.“He’s building a squad that respects the club’s history, in which players work hard and respect their team-mates. No-one is bigger than the club.” last_img read more