Deanna Wong (right) is expected to play a key role for the Motolite-Ateneo Lady Eagles. —AUGUST DELA CRUZNow that Motolite-Ateneo has proven it can deal with powerhouses like the Alyssa Valdez-powered Creamline, it’s not a stretch to tag them heavy favorites against struggling Tacloban when both teams clash on Saturday in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Eagles established a new league order when they stumped the Cool Smashers in Batangas last week.ADVERTISEMENT Hardly in the championship discussion, Motolite-Ateneo snapped Creamline’s six-game winning run with that rousing victory.“When we got to the court, we knew that we were facing Alyssa, that was our biggest motivation because we knew what she is capable of doing,” said Motolite-Ateneo’s veteran middle blocker Bea de Leon. “We have so much respect for her (Valdez) and that reminded us that we needed to be on our toes all the time,” added De Leon.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Lady Eagles dismantled the Cool Smashers, 25-18, 25-20, 15-25, 23-25, 15-12, in a match which saw Valdez unload 32 points.That’s bad news for a team drifting along this late in the conference like Tacloban, which will try to muster all it can in the 4 p.m. encounter. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PetroGazz will try to shake off rust after a three-week rest when it tackles Iriga-Navy in the other game set at 6 p.m.The Angels, highly touted at the start of the conference, are at 4-3 after the first round of eliminations. But they will face the surging Lady Oragons, who are on a two-game winning streak for a 3-7 card.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Chicano at the forefront of local hopefuls aiming high in Asian Elite 5150 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew
Jailed: Omalo DickA man who is accused of stealing 77.1 kilograms (170 pounds) of chicken was on Tuesday sentenced to six months in absentia.The sentence was handed down by Magistrate Rondel Weever at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Twenty-three-year-old Omalo Dick, of A Field, Sophia, Greater Georgetown, was charged and released on $10,000 bail; however, he failed to turn up to court for his trial.Dick had initially pleaded not guilty to the charge when he made his first appearance before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.The charge stated that on June 22, 2019, at Mandela Avenue, he stole 170 pounds of chicken valued at $51,680, the property of Rawle Burkett.
The singer, dressed in combat trousers, khaki T-shirt and black boots and accompanied by 9-year-old daughter Lourdes, was greeted by singing women and children as she inspected the maize crop. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Madonna flew to Malawi on a silver jet Monday to continue her charity work in the impoverished southern African country, bringing along the Malawian boy she is in the process of adopting. The 48-year-old pop star carried a small boy down the steps of the jet in Lilongwe, and a child’s seat was fixed into a waiting sport utility vehicle. Her three-vehicle motorcade then drove off at top speed to a luxury lodge, followed by journalists. Madonna visited Malawi last fall to pick up 1-year-old David Banda, who was in an orphanage after the death of his mother. After a rest in Lilongwe, Madonna toured a U.N.-backed development in the small village of Mtanga, where farmers are being helped to grow maize and start fish farming.
OWNERS: Laura and Don Wachs ESTABLISHED: 1979 NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: Two DESCRIBE YOUR BUSINESS: We’re a beauty supply and gift store. We sell hair-care products, earrings, handbags, jewelry and more. We offer hands-on service. This is a mom-and-pop store. You don’t find too many stores where the owner knows the names of their customers and has seen them grow up. IS THIS YOUR FIRST BUSINESS? Yes WHY DID YOU START THIS BUSINESS? My husband was laid off. WHERE DID YOU GET THE IDEA? I was the bookkeeper for a beauty supply wholesale, and the secretary there told me about a store that was for sale. HOW LONG WAS IT FROM CONCEPT TO OPENING? A few months. WHAT DID YOU DO DURING THAT TIME? I still worked at the wholesale house. WHAT WERE YOUR START-UP COSTS, AND HOW DID YOU FINANCE THE BUSINESS? $40,000 in 1979. We took a second mortgage on our house. WHOM DID YOU RELY ON FOR ADVICE? Ourselves and some of the product companies. WHAT HADN’T YOU CONSIDERED BEFORE OPENING? We didn’t realize there was so much to learn about products. WHAT IS YOUR EXPECTED REVENUE THIS YEAR? $500,000. WHAT GOALS DO YOU HAVE FOR THE COMPANY? Our goal is to remain in this business for as long as we can. We have become friends and family with our customers. It’s almost unheard of where people can come in and sit down and have a cup of coffee and tell us about themselves. We must be doing something right. Our employee has stayed with us for years!160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BUSINESS NAME: Laura’s Beauty and Gifts BUSINESS ADDRESS: 10220 Mason Ave., Chatsworth, CA 91311 PHONE: (818) 882-5516 FAX: (818) 882-1197
A ban on Donegal-based Spanish students crossing the border after the horrific Omagh bombing has been lifted for the first time in 15 years.Gonzalo Cavedo poses for a picture just seconds before the car containing the Omagh bomb explodes behind him.Two Spanish students were among the 29 people killed in the massacre on August 15th 1998.Students have continued to come from Spain to spend summers in Donegal but have never been allowed to cross the border into Northern Ireland. But this week small group of students have been allowed to visit the Peace Bridge in Derry.Fernando Blasco Baselga (12) and group leader Rocio Abad Ramos (23) were among the victims, along with Buncrana youngsters Shaun McLaughlin (12), James Barker (12) and eight-year-old Oran Doherty.Another Spanish visitor to Omagh on the day of the blast features in one of the most poignant images from the day.Gonzalo Cavedo was captured posing with a young child on his shoulders, completely unaware that in the red car just yards away was a 500lb bomb which seconds later would claim the lives of many in the picture and injure hundreds more. Mr Cavedo and the child survived, but the photographer was killed. Organiser Paula Helguero of the Donegal Centre scheme told the Belfast Telegraph that time has been a healer.“Families were worried that something could happen again. But time has been something of a healer and we thought we should return to the north, especially with the Year of Culture and with Derry looking so great.“We haven’t brought all the students together, but rather in groups of around 15 or 20.”In the years after the bombing, the Spanish students who stay with host families in Donegal were brought to Buncrana via Sligo rather than having to travel through Northern Ireland.Paula also revealed that her own niece was caught up in the bombing and was badly injured. However she made a full recovery and has since gone on tow work with Ryanair in Oslo.Paula and her students are planning to remember the bombing today by holding a special mass in Buncrana.DONEGAL STUDENTS MAKING TOUCHING RETURN TO NORTH AFTER OMAGH BOMB MASSACRE was last modified: August 16th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:buncranaOMagh bombingSpanishstudents
Promoted postHave you got what it takes to Start Your Own Business? After another tough Budget was announced in October 2013 – its not all doom and gloom says Michael Coll from The Tax Clinic in Letterkenny.The introduction of the “Start Your Own Business (SYOB) incentive scheme has led to quite a number of queries from unemployed people hoping to become Self – Employed says Mr.Coll.What is the “Start Your Own Business” (SYOB) Scheme:It is an exemption from Income Tax up to a maximum of €40,000 per annum and will be provided for a period of two years, to individuals who set up a qualifying, un-incorporated business, having been unemployed for a period of at least 15 months prior to establishing the business. Michael says that they have had queries from people looking to set up a variety of different businesses from Dog Grooming to I.T. Consultancy.With this in mind Michael has teamed up with Noel O’ Donnell from Noel O’ Donnell Chartered Accountants on the High Road, Letterkenny to provide a free consultation to anybody employed or unemployed looking to enter the world of Self – Employment.The consultation will cover the areas of Business Structure, Tax Registration, Book –Keeping, Vat & Paye issues.To find out more log onto www.thetaxclinic.ie or call into either the High Road Letterkenny or Main Street Killybegs”Letterkenny Office – 074 91 60550 (Noel/Michael)Killybegs Office – 074 97 32055 (Mabel) WHY NOW COULD BE THE PERFECT TIME TO DO THE BUSINESS IN DONEGAL was last modified: November 3rd, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Noel O’DonnellStart Your Own Business
Galatasary boss Roberto Mancini said he was surprised at how poorly his team performed against Chelsea.With the tie level at 1-1 after an even first leg in Turkey, Mancini’s team looked to have at least a fighting chance of reaching the Champions League quarter-finals.But Chelsea comfortably secured a place in the last eight, with first-half goals from Samuel Eto’o and Gary Cahill giving them a 2-0 victory.“We played really badly and and didn’t deserve anything,” Mancini admitted.The former Manchester City manager added: “We didn’t get a chance and when you don’t get a chance you don’t score.“After the game we played in Istanbul I was confident we could do a good game and have a chance to score, but instead we did nothing.”See also:Mancini tips Man City to pip Chelsea and Liverpool to the titleFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
22 July 2015A professional photographer was on hand to capture the sight of a lifetime when a kudu bull jumped several metres into the air after he was spooked by a warning call from a Franklin.Arno Pietersen, who was on safari in the Kruger National Park, captured a series of eight frames of the animal’s massive leap, on 19 July.“On Sunday, we were on the H3 road near Kwagga Pan and there was a group of six kudu bulls, which were all crossing the road and moving towards the artificial watering hole,” he said.“The one that I got a picture of was actually the last of the group and sadly it had the smallest horns of them all,” Pietersen said.“It was about 5m from the road when the call of a Franklin spooked it. Usually they call when a predator is around and the bull just ran towards the road and leapt. It was crazy at the time, I didn’t see much through my viewfinder and only when I was looking through the frames afterwards did I see how high it actually jumped.”A great responseSocial media users are awestruck. “Now all those road signs make sense!” wrote Dylan van Zyl on Kruger’s Facebook page.Others expressed their admiration for the country and the photographer.Charlie Cawood described it as a classic photo. “The beauty of our natural heritage continues to impress us. What a leap!”Amalia Keen van Rhyn wrote: “Well done to the photographer.” And Patrick Walsh joked of the kudu: “Thinks he is a Springbok. Should be entered in the Olympic Squad.”Kruger National ParkThe park was established in 1898 to protect South Africa’s wildlife and is nearly 2 million hectares in size.It is home to 336 species of tree, 49 species of fish, 34 species of amphibian, 114 species of reptile, 507 species of bird and 147 species of mammal.Source: News24Wire
Everyone wants to win their dream client’s business, but very few want to pick up the phone and call them. Even fewer want to nurture the relationship, professionally persisting over time. Very few will do what is necessary to move their dream clients from the “dream” list to the “client” list.Everyone wants to beat their competitors and win their prospective client’s business, but no one wants to ask for all the commitments that would give them a competitive advantage. They want to win without doing the hard work of creating colossal, differentiated value. Only the true professionals embrace the “ask” and “control the process,” doing what it takes to serve their clients and to win.Everyone wants to win a deal without having to negotiate with their prospective client and without having to discount their offering. They’d rather negotiate with their own company to reduce their pricing. Only a small fraction take the time, or put forth the effort, to learn to justify the delta between their price and their competitor’s.Everyone wants to win deals faster, but almost none want to slow down to speed things up. The mark of the professional is that they increase the quality of what they do by being meticulous and precise in everything they do, wasting not a single motion, and in doing so, compress time.Everyone wants to be a trusted advisor, but few want to do the work of building trust by having a presence, making and keeping commitments, and demonstrating that they care. Far fewer want to do the reading, listening, and studying required to have the advice necessary to be any sort of advisor. Those who build trust and build their business acumen distinguish themselves, and having done so, occupy the position of trusted advisor.Everyone wants what they want, but few are willing to pay the price to get it.Some want someone else to do the work and give them what they want, feeling a sense of entitlement. They become bitter. Many wait, longing for luck to intervene on their behalf and deliver a miracle. They become disappointed. Still more take half measures, stopping short of what is necessary to produce the result they want. They become frustrated.Those who get what they want do the work.
Popular Bollywood and Assamese singer-actor Zubeen Garg has invited the ire of priests at Guwahati’s Kamakhya temple for advising them to stop animal sacrifice.Mr. Garg campaigned against animal sacrifice during his performance at a Bihu function near the temple complex on Monday evening. He took up the issue while referring to Bollywood actor-politician Govinda’s visit to the temple on Sunday, during which a buffalo was sacrificed.“Govinda could have sacrificed himself and not a buffalo to satisfy the Mother Goddess (Kamakhya). No deity wants to be satiated with the blood of animals. Animal sacrifice in the name of religion must end,” Mr. Garg said.His views have not gone down well with the Kamakhya priests. “A singer’s job is to sing, not preach about the age-hold rituals of one of the holiest Hindu temples. Mr. Garg should apologise for hurting religious sentiments,” Kabindra Sarma, chief spokesperson of the temple, told The Hindu.“From the President of India to the average farmer, millions of people visit the temple. Each has his or her own way of seeking the blessing of the Goddess, and animal sacrifice is one of them. We don’t need lecturing from anyone who has no respect for tradition,” Mr. Sarma said.