Matthew Wright, Louie Alas hope OT victories strengthen Phoenix

first_img“Phoenix of the past would’ve lost that game, especially after (Pogoy) hit that shot to tie the game. We would’ve crumbled by then,” he said. “But we stuck together, we’re becoming more experienced, and we’re becoming more of a veteran team,” With the victory, Phoenix now enjoys a 2-0 card, good for the top spot in the Philippine Cup. “We’re very happy with this win, but if we go 3-0, I think we’ll be happier since our upcoming assignment is a team coming off a great win,” Alas said.The Fuel Masters brace for a proud Columbian squad who are coming off a victorious outing over reigning champs San Miguel Beer. They lock horns on Jan. 23 at the Big Dome.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ “Hopefully they’ll be overconfident. It was their first game, they’re still young, so we’re gonna try and jump them early,” Wright said of the Dyip.“We’ve got more experience than them. We feel like we’re a better team, so hopefully it doesn’t go to overtime and we end the game in regulation,” he added.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra PBA provincial games ‘coincidental’ but Willie Marcial happy for them Phoenix head coach Louie Alas. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO — It wasn’t the rosiest of outcomes, but Phoenix star Matthew Wright and his coach Louie Alas hope that their narrow win over TNT will pay dividends down the line.“I’m just happy we won. [But] we really have to dig down deep in those kind of situations,” Wright told the press shortly after their 93-84 overtime victory over KaTropa at Ynares Center on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra “Two overtimes in two games,” said Alas as he heaved a sigh of relief during the post-game presser. “[M]ore than the win, [I’m happy] with the experience to play a close game,” he added, noting that it affords them an edge in whenever they figure in such tight, testy situations.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Last conference, we would lose in such games,” he added.Wright, the gunslinger who was at the forefront of the Fuel Masters offense that spoiled a career performance by RR Pogoy, couldn’t agree more. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgPlay Your Part is an initiative by Brand South Africa to help increase pride and patriotism, and active citizenship. The Brand South Africa team travels to each province to create awareness about the programme and to encourage individuals and communities to play their part so that they can uplift South Africa socially and economically.Play Your Part’s various campaigns address national issues such as access to education, crime, and other social ills. The core message of these campaigns is how active citizenship can improve lives and build the nation. Play Your Part acknowledges South Africa’s national days of significance while at the same time educating the public about where we come from as a nation and all that we have achieved. Mpumalanga Brand South Africa celebrated women’s month in Mpumalanga where women andgirls were given the opportunity to speakabout matters affecting themLimpopo Brand South Africa recognises the criticalrole of youth in building our country’s global competitiveness.Kwa-Zulu NatalBrand South Africa celebrates Africa Dayin Kwa-Zulu Natal.Port Elizabeth Brand South Africa salutes Cowen HighSchool for winning the Umhlobo Wenene FM debate competition.DiepslootPlay Your Part’s clean-up campaign at Akani primaryCape TownPlay Your Part’ Rugby Activation inKhayelitsha, Cape Town Free StateBrand South Africa in partnership withLesedi FM dialogue in support of 16 Daysof ActivismNorthern CapePlay Your Part and Shout SA will be in thearid Northern Cape, to open a library at theTT Lekalake Primary School in the village ofBathlaros.last_img read more

The Top 5 Sales Skills of Modern Sellers, with Amy Franko – Episode #126

first_imgPodcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:44 — 23.9MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSAmy Franko is an author, speaker, and expert in modern selling and sales skills. She’s put her most recent observations and lessons-learned as a sales consultant and trainer into print in her new book, “The Modern Seller.” In this conversation, Amy and I discuss the top 5 skills every modern seller needs to have in their arsenal as well as why sales professionals need to think like an entrepreneur these days – and why it’s not always glamorous. In Amy’s words, modern sales skills must be applied holistically – a concept that surprised me in both its simplicity and its impact. This is a conversation you don’t want to miss – listen now!Learn the top 5 #sales skills of modern #sellers from this conversation with @AmyFranko. Join @Iannarino #InTheArenaClick To TweetWhat has changed that requires that we make the delineation of “modern seller?”It should be no secret to sales professionals that prospects and clients have changed the way they want to interact with your business. These days they come to you with all the information they need about your service or product. That means we are no longer educating clients on our products, we’re in a position to serve as a consultant to help them discover how our product can be applied best to their situation. In Amy’s new book she takes a look into what she calls the “skills behind the skills” – the things that enable us to effectively handle the needs of the modern buyer. It’s only with these kinds of modern sales skills that we will be able to meet and exceed the expectations of our customers. Listen to hear it explained as only Amy can explain it.Modern sales skills must be applied in a values-based wayWe all know what it feels like to be overwhelmed. The amount of correspondence and data I personally deal with on a daily basis is only one example of the type of things that contribute to those feelings. Amy points out that all of us have finite resources of time, energy, motivation, and discipline. As modern sellers, we must recognize that fact and identify where we want to spend those finite resources. It’s not your typical decision – it’s a values-based decision that we’ve got to learn how to make. If we can do it successfully, we’ve just learned the most important sales skill we could ever learn – and our effectiveness at serving customers and providing them with the value of an ongoing consultative relationship will only increase over [email protected] says that modern #sales skills must be applied in a values-based way. Learn what she means on this episode of #InTheArena with @IannarinoClick To TweetThe quality of your relationships will dictate the quality of your sales resultsThere’s simply no way we can have even elementary level relationships with the 1500 people we are connected with on LinkedIn. We’ve got to be selective, choosing to invest our time in the relationships that will serve our goals and our customers best. It’s knowing how to best use our social capital, which Amy likes to think of this way: Social capital is the collective value people create when they are in a strategic relationship. People who get this understand that the quality of their relationships determines the quality of their sales results. For that reason, they make intentional decisions about the relationships they build and the goals they set for themselves. Amy explains it so much better than this short paragraph can do, so be sure you listen.Sales ambassadors earn the right to be a trusted advisor to their customersOne of the concepts Amy introduces in her book – which is similar to my phrase “Combative Diplomat,” but much more elegant – is that modern sellers are ambassadors. The concept is simple and once you get it, it changes the way you view your role in your sales and prospecting process. An ambassador is a bridge – a person who brings things and people together. An ambassador is an owner – a person invested in their company and their results. An ambassador is a value creator – a person who works to serve others and enable their success. Listen to hear Amy’s insight into how the ambassador mindset can change the way you approach your next sales appointment for the better.#Sales ambassadors earn the right to be a trusted advisor to their customers. Learn how you can become one from @AmyFranko on this episode of #InTheArena with @IannarinoClick To TweetOutline of this great episode What it meant for Amy to become more entrepreneurial Salespeople need to learn what it means to be holistic Modern sales skills include managing relationships well The number of people you need to be focusing on is really pretty small What does an ambassador need to do as a modern sellerResources & Links mentioned in this episodeAmy’s websiteFollow Amy on TwitterConnect with Amy on LinkedInBOOK: “The Modern Seller: Sell More And Increase Your Impact In The New Sales Economy”BOOK: “Eat Their Lunch: Winning Customers Away from Your Competition”SPONSOR: MailTag.IOThe theme song “Into the Arena” is written and produced by Chris Sernel. You can find it on SoundcloudConnect with AnthonyWebsite: www.TheSalesBlog.comYoutube: Plus: Tweets you can use to share this episodeLearn how the #sales environment has changed and why modern #sellers are needed. @AmyFranko explains, on this episode of #InTheArena with @iannarinoClick To TweetThe quality of your #relationships will dictate the quality of your #sales results. @AmyFranko says there’s no doubt about it. Hear her explanation on this episode of #InTheArena with @IannarinoClick To TweetSubscribe toIn the ArenaApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAndroidby EmailRSSOr subscribe with your favorite app by using the address below Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Nowlast_img read more

Fabio Fognini beats Dusan Lajovic to win Monte Carlo Masters

first_imgView comments Earful from Louie Alas fired up Phoenix in Game 3 win, says Calvin Abueva Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue The 48th-ranked Lajovic’s run to his first career final was unexpected. But the unseeded Serb rarely threatened in humid, overcast and slightly windy conditions.Fognini needed a medical timeout to receive treatment to his right foot and right thigh after the fifth game of the second set.But it did not impede him as he served out the match, clinching victory on his second match point when Lajovic hit a forehand wide.The players hugged warmly at the net.The 31-year-old Fognini is only the fourth man to win the clay-court event since Nadal’s first of a record 11 wins in 2005. Djokovic, twice, and Stan Wawrinka also won.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES The last Italian before Fognini was Nicola Pietrangeli in 1968.The 85-year-old Pietrangeli, a two-time French Open winner, stood and applauded as Fognini dropped to his knees to kiss the surface.Pietrangeli walked gingerly onto the court and the pair hugged. Pietrangeli posed alongside Fognini as he held the trophyThe match started evenly enough, but Fognini broke for a 4-2 lead when Lajovic made an unforced error on forehand. Fognini then held his serve with a typically flamboyant one-handed, cross-court backhand to take control.Serving for the set, Fognini saved a break point with a forehand winner down the line, and then clinched it with an equally good backhand.Fognini broke for a 3-2 lead in the second set when Lajovic hit a forehand wide.After Fognini’s medical timeout, Lajovic missed an easy smash at 30-30 in the next game.With that miss, his slim hopes faded. Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss It came the day after he stunned defending champion Rafael Nadal in straight sets, becoming the first player to beat Nadal here since Novak Djokovic in the 2015 semifinals.“It has been an incredible week, I will keep working,” Fognini said. “I started the season badly so this is unbelievable.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsAfter going out in the third round of the Australian Open, Fognini had won only one match and lost six times before this tournament.Playing here may have given him a boost, however, since he grew up in nearby San Remo — just over the Italian border and a short drive or train ride away along the glittering Mediterranean coast. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Italy’s Fabio Fognini poses with a trophy after defeating Serbia’s Dusan Lajovic in the men’s singles final match of the Monte Carlo Tennis Masters tournament in Monaco, Sunday, April, 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)MONACO — Fabio Fognini won the biggest title of his career after beating Dusan Lajovic 6-3, 6-4 Sunday in the Monte Carlo Masters final.The 13th-seeded Italian’s first title of the year was his ninth overall but first at Masters level.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

‘I nearly died’ – Diego Maradona misses out on first title as coach

first_imgView comments The loss ended a 14-game unbeaten streak for Dorados, who faced a hostile crowd of nearly 25,000 that booed Maradona relentlessly.Maradona, 58, took the coaching job at the Sinaloa-based club in September — amusing skeptics who questioned why the 1986 World Cup champion, who has publicly battled various addictions, would move to a place better known for drug cartels than football.But he has answered his critics by coaching the struggling Dorados to back-to-back finals, both against San Luis.San Luis defeated Dorados 4-3 on aggregate in the fall season finals in December.Having now won the spring finals, too, the club — an affiliate of Atletico Madrid — gain automatic promotion to the first division. Had they lost, they would have faced a playoff against Dorados to decide which won promotion.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Maradona can legitimately boast to having turned Dorados around: they were in 13th place in their 15-team division when he arrived.But the dream of winning a title as coach still eludes him, after stints managing the Argentine national team and various clubs in Argentina, the Middle East and now Mexico.In April, he said he planned to leave Dorados at the end of the season, alleging the league’s referees were biased against him.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Mexican second division football team Dorados head coach Diego Armando Maradona gestures during their second leg match of the Mexican second-division finals, at the Alfonso Lastras Ramirez stadium in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, on May 5, 2019. (Photo by Ulises Ruiz / AFP)Diego Maradona’s hopes of winning his first coaching title were dashed Sunday as his Dorados team lost the Mexican second-division finals, along with their shot at promotion.Rivals Atletico San Luis scored the lone goal of the second leg in extra time to clinch the title and a spot in the first division — the second time they have left Maradona empty-handed in two consecutive finals.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewcenter_img “I nearly died… But it’s fine. I’m sad for my boys, though,” Maradona said after the match.The Argentine great and his team faced a tough task heading into the second-leg match, having been held 1-1 in the first leg at home in Culiacan, in the northwestern state of Sinaloa.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThey managed to hold Atletico to 90 goalless minutes playing away in the central city of San Luis Potosi.But Spanish defender Unai Bilbao slotted in the winning goal for the home team in the 103rd minute, after Dorados ‘keeper Gaspar Servio failed to clear a free kick. MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Ousmane Dembele injures leg, will miss Barca game at Liverpool Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassleslast_img read more

25 days agoEx-Arsenal chief Jonker warns Dutch teens against England move

first_imgEx-Arsenal chief Jonker warns Dutch teens against England moveby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTelstar coach Andries Jonker has warned Dutch teens against moving to England.The former Arsenal academy chief is critical of the system in place in England.Jonker told FOX Sport: “The road through England is not the road. In the interest of their development, youth players should not do that. You go there in an Under-18 competition, which is divided into Northern and Southern England. “In the north, Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool play against each other. In the south Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur. So you don’t play with and against the best clubs, that’s a problem. In addition, the best talents go with the Under-23s. But a 16-year-old boy who plays against 22-year-old guys with Premier League experience is not the solution either. “So those competitions there, they don’t function for those guys to develop.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Exmars Profit Triples in 2016 Revenue Down

first_imgzoom Following a series of one-off incomes, including payment for a canceled contract, the Belgian LNG and LPG carrier owner and operator Exmar saw its 2016 profit triple to USD 35.8 million, compared to USD 11.2 reported last year.The result has been positively influenced by USD 14.3 million in badwill recognized on the acquisition a share in the pressurized fleet held by Wah Kwong and USD 9 million termination fee paid by Pacific Exploration and Production (PEP) on the Caribbean floating liquefaction unit (FLNG).Although the company’s operating income also increased to USD 123.1 million in the period, against an operating income of USD 115.5 million seen in 2015, Exmar said that its revenue for the year slid to USD 96 million from USD 112.2 million.Despite deteriorating market conditions, the operating result of the LPG fleet in 2016 was USD 34.2 million, compared to USD 17.8 million in 2015. The result has been positively influenced by USD 14.3 million in badwill realized on the acquisition of the remaining 50% in ten pressurized vessels.VLGC earnings in 2016 have recorded a significant drop compared to the previous year, owing to a lack of arbitrage opportunities, a slowing down of US LPG export volume growth and the delivery of 45 vessels.Outlook for 2017 remains difficult due to a pessimistic product market outlook and the expected delivery of 23 more VLGC’s in 2017, according to Exmar.Additionally, the midsize segment has seen major corrections throughout 2016. Difficult product pricing and increased vessel supply have led to sharp reductions in earnings starting in the first half of 2016.In 2016, the company took delivery of three 38,000 m³ ships Knokke, Kontich and Kortrijk, while the fourth LPG ship Kallo was delivered on March 30, 2017.With three additional MGC newbuilds foreseen between July 2017 and January 2018, EXMAR expects to secure employment opportunities for these vessels as they are beneficiaries of the improved capacity, greater efficiency and lower fuel consumption.“After a challenging year 2016 with ample ships incurring idle time both East and West, the fourth quarter 2016 and start of 2017 saw rates creeping up as a result of promising outlook figures and shipping tightness in the East,” Exmar said.The company added that its focus remains on developing term business with first class customers both in South East Asia and Europe.last_img read more

Hurricane Irma Cancels Cruise Ship Sailings Closes Ports

first_imgzoom A number of cruise ship itineraries, as well as US ports, have been affected by Hurricane Irma, which is forecast to remain a powerful Category 4 or 5 hurricane during the next couple of days.Miami-based cruise line operator Royal Caribbean canceled the Cuba and Bahamas sailings on Empress of the Seas, Enchantment of the Seas and Majesty of the Seas, which were scheduled for September 8 and 9.Additionally, the cruise line modified the sailings of Oasis, Harmony and Allure of the Seas, delaying the return of these ships until the storm passes.The company also modified the sailings of Allure of the Seas, Harmony of the Seas and Oasis of the Seas, scheduled for September 9 and 10.“Due to the unpredictability of the storm, we plan to keep all of our guests currently sailing on these ships safely out of harm’s way,” Royal Caribbean said, adding that they are “closely monitoring Hurricane Irma’s path and its potential impact to our current and upcoming sailings.”Local media informed that Carnival Cruise Line diverted its cruise ship Carnival Pride, which was scheduled to sail closer to the hurricane’s path, to Union Pier as part of its itinerary changes.As of the evening hours of September 5, Hurricane Irma is a category 5 hurricane with sustained winds around the center at 185 mph and was located about 210 miles east of Antigua. The storm continued its westerly track at 15 mph, and is likely that Irma will impact Florida at some point this weekend.Due to the possibility of sustained gale force winds greater than 39 mph from Hurricane Irma that may arrive within 24 hours in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, the United States Coast Guard set port condition ZULU for these ports effective 8 pm local time, September 5.While port condition ZULU is in place no vessels may enter or transit within these ports without permission. All vessel movements are prohibited at this time, and all ship-to-shore operations must cease until further notice, the Coast Guard informed.last_img read more

Retail chain Cato to settle federal discrimination probe

first_imgCHARLOTTE, N.C. — Federal officials say a nationwide investigation found that a North Carolina women’s clothing retail chain discriminated against pregnant workers and workers with disabilities.The Charlotte Observer reports The Cato Corporation has agreed to pay $3.5 million to settle the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s investigation. The agency announced Monday that the Charlotte-based company denied reasonable accommodations for those workers and made some workers take unpaid leave or terminated them because of their disabilities.The agency says Cato’s practices violated the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. An EEOC release says Cato has agreed to update its policies to prevent discrimination against those workers.It says a claims process will allow the settlement to be distributed to workers terminated because of their pregnancy or disability.Cato’s website says it has more than 1,000 stores in 32 states.___Information from: The Charlotte Observer, http://www.charlotteobserver.comThe Associated Presslast_img read more

Tumbler Ridge offers Museum Foundation 50k to open for the summer

first_imgAccording to the mayor’s motion, it would be at the Foundation’s discretion to choose which of the five days each week the museum would be open. The motion passed after a brief discussion.McPherson’s motion also included that the issue of what to do about the Museum FOundation’s funding woes be brought forth to a committee meeting with the intention of drafting a referendum question. “This will take us through the summer, until we get this hopefully taken to a referendum — find out what the people of Tumbler Ridge want,” said McPherson. TUMBLER RIDGE, B.C. — The District of Tumbler Ridge is offering a $50,000 grant to the Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation so that it can reopen its doors for the summer tourist season, after the museum closed its doors at the end of March. The Museum Foundation was unsuccessful in its application for a $200,000 grant from the District earlier this year, and announced shortly thereafter that it was closing its doors and laying off staff.Tumbler Ridge mayor Don McPherson made the funding motion at the District council meeting on Monday evening so that the Dinosaur Discovery Gallery could open five days a week from June 1st to October 1st. McPherson said that he came up with the $50,000 amount from looking at the Foundation’s budget for the year and tallying up staffing and operating costs. last_img read more