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Ateneo dominates San Beda, sweeps way to Filoil title

first_imgJolo Mendoza and Raffy Verano had nine points apiece to help Kouame handle the scoring load for Ateneo while Thirdy Ravena and SJ Belangel combined for 14 points.Javee Mocon had 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Red Lions while Donald Tankoua added 13 points and five boards. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tournament MVP Angelo Kouame led Ateneo with 15 points, 16 rebounds, and three blocks, with one of his rejections preserving the Blue Eagles’ 73-59 lead with less than two minutes left in the game.“We talked about our defense and we had to take something that worked for us,” said Ateneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga, whose team played for three straight days the moment they arrived from their training camp in Greece.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We have to give credit to the players because we didn’t have practice on how to defend the other team.”Ateneo took a big 45-26 lead heading into the break and took advantage of the absence of Robert Bolick, who hurt his ankle in the second quarter after going for a layup. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo had the perfect ending to its immaculate preseason after downing defending champion San Beda, 76-62, to claim the Filoil Preseason Cup title Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Blue Eagles went undefeated in 12 games and won their first Filoil title since 2011.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.center_img 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 LATEST STORIES Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ex-UST guard Sta. Ana leads team in Red Bull 3×3 tournament MOST READ Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 View commentslast_img read more

Moose FM Block Party back and bigger than ever!!

first_imgLet’s start with the North Peace Savings & Credit Union Main Stage. You will see street performances from Circus of Hell, The Chairmen and more. You’ll also see live and local music.Then there is the special kids area with the separate Kids Stage sponsored by the City of Fort St. John. This stage will see performances by Mindy from the Evangel Chapel and Jason the Magician.On top of this there will be bouncy toys from Evangel Chapel, a petting zoo, face painting and more.- Advertisement -The Classic Cruisers will be on site with a special show and shine, we have Emergency Services on site with displays from the RCMP, Fire Department and B.C. Ambulance, a local Arts market and of course food.If that wasn’t enough…new this year is a Family Dance. Evangel Chapel will hold a family dance from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. that night.We have more details and a full schedule still to come. Don’t forget we need volunteers, please all our office to sign up – 250-787-7100 or visit the Block Party website moosefmblockparty.caAdvertisementlast_img read more

Social Magazines: What’s Their Business Model?

first_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts richard macmanus Tags:#New Media#NYT#RSS Readers#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Yesterday we looked at the latest “social magazine” app to hit the iPad, called NewsMix. It’s very similar to Flipboard, the innovator and leader in this small but rapidly evolving market. Social magazines is a term that Flipboard came up with. It’s come to mean a News Reader type application for the iPad that has the visual appeal of a magazine, along with the social media features common to this era of the Web (integration with Facebook, Twitter and other social apps). Social magazine apps will become a key application for tablets over the next couple of years. Also we will see existing magazines on the iPad, such as Wired and TIME, evolve to become more like Flipboard – with better customization of magazine sections, whizzier UI, more social media functionality, and so on.An important question for Flipboard, NewsMix and other such apps is: how will they make money? Wired, TIME and other specialist magazines will rely on the subscription model (once it gets sorted out for the iPad). However, Flipboard and its ilk face the same issues with monetization as RSS Readers did in the previous Web era.Tough to MonetizeA big part of the reason why the consumer RSS Reader market never took off was that it was almost impossible to monetize. Users balked at ads inside their RSS Readers, so the main RSS Reader companies ended up turning to the enterprise market for the bulk of their revenues. Newsgator is a great example. It owns a range of sophisticated RSS Reader products, but it shuttered its browser-based RSS Reader in mid-2009 and now appears to focus mostly on SharePoint integration (i.e. the enterprise market). Flipboard and other social magazines can of course choose to make money by being a paid app in iPad and other app stores. NewsMix has headed in this direction, charging $2.99 for its app. Flipboard has chosen to remain free, a sensible move given that it wants to maintain its first mover advantage and ramp up its user numbers. Likewise, if the App Store ever allows iPad magazine apps to provide a decent subscription service, Flipboard would be wise to hold off on that too. Not just because publishers will probably complain, but again it’s an impediment to user growth – which is surely Flipboard’s primary concern, given that it has defined a new market.Flipboard’s Plan For AdvertsFlipboard co-founder and CEO Mike McCue told Robert Scoble when Flipboard launched in July last year that they were planning a “new, design-centric, advertising that could possibly fill a page or a portion of a page.” That same month, McCue told Business Insider that “when we build our business model […] it’s not going to be on the backs of the publishers, it will be with the publishers.” He went on to say that Flipboard plans to introduce “a totally new form of advertising.”It’s clear that Flipboard is looking at (or at least talking about) a predominantly advertising based revenue model, much like traditional magazines have. It thinks that the visual appeal of advertising that magazines have enjoyed, will translate to its product too. The contentious issue will be how it gives a cut to publishers, since – unlike Wired and TIME – Flipboard is not a publisher. That’s essentially the same problem that RSS Reader Bloglines grappled with in 2004-05. Bloglines didn’t launch advertising at that time, due to the outcry from publishers. Flipboard hasn’t yet broached the subject with publishers – and there’s no rush. Flipboard bought itself some time to figure out a solution, by taking $10.5 million in initial funding. If Flipboard is serious about this new form of advertising, then it’s a tall order. Any publisher that is even moderately successful relies heavily on brand advertising. Many publishers will be skeptical of a profit-sharing arrangement outside of their own sites.Acquisition May Be Flipboard’s AnswerFlipboard was the first mover in the social magazine space, so the reality is that it’s going to be an attractive target for acquisition – much as Bloglines was, Flickr was, Delicious was, and so on. My bet is that Flipboard continues to ramp up its user base, with scant regard to business model. It may still experiment with a new form of publisher-friendly, design focused advertising. But it will be a risky experiment. Nobody has yet figured out how to share advertising revenues with publishers from within a news reader-type application.Let us know your thoughts in the comments on how social magazines will make money. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Consistent Effort is the Key to Better Sales Results

first_imgOne of the primary reasons salespeople produce sporadic results is because their actions are equally sporadic. Their effort isn’t consistent enough to produce the results they want—or need. It’s zero effort for a long time, and then it’s time to play catch up. But that doesn’t work.You can’t go long periods without prospecting and then prospect like crazy. You can’t make up for lost time and cram to get results. Building a pipeline doesn’t lend itself to sporadic activity. To build your pipeline, you need consistent effort over a long period of time. Anything less gives you wavy results—it if it gives you anything at all.You build a pipeline through consistent prospecting.You can’t follow your sale process for a little while and then abandon doing what you know to be effective in hopes of succeeding by taking some easier actions. There are all kinds of occasions to fall out of your sales process, especially when what you are seeing means you have to get creative. But not following the sales process means poor results, longer sales cycles, and lost opportunities.You win sales opportunities by consistently following your sales process, by making it your standard operating procedure.Speaking of prospecting, nurturing is another area we can produce an inconsistent effort. If you only make a call every 90 days, you aren’t nurturing the relationships you need—you’re neglecting them.You only open the relationships with a frequent and consistent effort to create value.It’s easy to ask for the commitments you need when it feels like the answer will be in the affirmative, and it’s easy not to when you fear the answer will be no. By failing to ask for what you really need, you go without information that you need to create and win an opportunity. You also go without the access to stakeholders that you need. Then, you’re surprised to learn that you lost an opportunity for which you are perfect.By consistently asking for the commitments you need, you improve the likelihood of winning the opportunities you create.None of this is true for sales alone. It’s true in whatever your endeavor, for whatever result it is you hope to achieve. Consistency is the key. It’s the daily stacking up of your efforts, brick upon brick, which ultimately produces results.QuestionsWhat do you do most consistently? How are your results in that area of your life?What do you do only sporadically? How are your results different?What do you need to commit to doing more consistently to produce the results you want?What do you need to stop doing so consistently to produce the results you’re after? 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

Video: Better Than Your Competitor Today

first_img0:56 Selling is a zero sum game1:24 How I know you have a competitive spirit2:00 You are competing to create more value2:15 Failure is feedback about the value you create2:39 Be better than your competitor’s A-game today Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Mohawk code talkers honoured in Akwesasne ceremony

first_img(92 year old Levi Oakes of Akwesasne is honoured for his service in second world war.)Annette Francis APTN National NewsAKWESASNE N.Y — Close to 700 delegates, veterans and members of Akwesasne gathered in the sweltering heat Saturday for a historic ceremony on the American side of the Mohawk Territory.They came to honour 24 Akwesasne Mohawk Code talkers.Levi Oakes, 92, is the sole surviving code talker from Akwesasne who fought in the second world war.“I enlisted at the age of 18, and from there I went to Louisiana to be trained,” said Oakes.Oakes served in New Guinea and the Philippines.Code talkers used their language to communicate between allied troops. Enemy forces couldn’t decipher the language.According to New York Congress woman, Elsie Stefanik, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is one of 33 American Indian tribes being recognized for using their language to send coded messages.“I can’t think of a more fitting time to bestow this congressional medal, then on the 150th anniversary of memorial day, said Stefanik.”She said, for far too long their sacrifice went unnoticed, and they were instructed not to speak of their roles in the military campaigns.Oakes said he kept his role in the war from his seven children, until five years ago.His son Wally said he’s proud of his father’s accomplishments.“We weren’t sure when he would get a medal, we were just hoping before he left this earth,” he said.District Chief, Timothy Thompson said today’s ceremony is the result of a long process that began in 2011, it’s long overdue.“It’s about time that our elders and our families get recognized for their valiant efforts to secure peace, he said.”afrancis@aptn.calast_img read more

Everything Went Right For The 2018 Red Sox Are The Champs Destined

Based on 100,000 simulations of the 2019 MLB seasonSources: Baseball prospectus, Fangraphs, Clay Davenport, Caesar’s Palace Avg. Simulated SeasonChance to… Teams that won substantially more than 100 games have tended to regress even harder. The 2002 Mariners, for example, won “only” 93 games after the 2001 squad tied a major league record with 116 wins; the 1999 Yankees won 98 a year after the team took home 114. The inescapable truth is that few major league teams actually have 100 wins of “true talent” on their rosters, much less 108. Most of these huge winners were aided by some not-insignificant amount of luck along the way.And it’s hard to argue that the Red Sox weren’t one of the luckier teams in baseball last season. According to the Pythagorean expectation, a team with Boston’s runs scored and allowed should have won four games fewer than it actually did. Furthermore, a team with Boston’s particular statistical profile (its singles, doubles, walks, etc. — both for and against) should have had a Pythagorean record five games worse than it actually did. Add up those two categories, and the Red Sox benefited from an MLB-high 10 extra wins of luck, whether through prevailing in the relative toss-ups of close games or through stringing hits together (or stranding opposing runners) in an unusually favorable manner.On top of all that, there’s another way a team can have everything go right for it, and that’s at the player level: Did everyone outperform their expected levels of performance at once? Injuries can often play a role here — though the Red Sox were in the middle of the pack in terms of man-games lost to the injured list. More pertinently, Boston also saw a number of players post career-best seasons last year, from American League MVP Mookie Betts (10.6 wins above replacement)4Averaging together the versions of WAR from Baseball-Reference.com and FanGraphs. to blockbuster free-agent signing J.D. Martinez (6.1), plus young up-and-comers such as Andrew Benintendi (4.1) and even longtime puzzles such as Eduardo Rodriguez (2.7).Altogether, 12 of Boston’s 21 regulars (those who played at least 2 percent of the team’s available playing time)5As measured by plate appearances and (leverage-adjusted) innings pitched, scaled to maintain WAR’s implicit 58/42 split between position players and pitchers. exceeded their established level of WAR, with only Jackie Bradley Jr., Eduardo Nunez and the catching tandem of Sandy Leon and Christian Vazquez significantly undershooting their previous production levels during the 2018 regular season.6You could also argue that more should have been expected of Rafael Devers, who had 1.1 WAR in a partial season at age 20 in 2017 but produced only 0.5 WAR with more than double the playing time in 2018. But Devers was also only 21, playing his first season as an MLB regular.And this is to say nothing of the unexpected performances the team received in the postseason from the likes of Steve Pearce — a fizzled-out former prospect who arrived in Boston via a midseason trade and ultimately won World Series MVP — or Nathan Eovaldi, another castoff who had a 1.61 ERA in 22 1/3 postseason innings. (Or, in general, the amazingly fortuitous splits the team had in crucial playoff situations.)All of those different ingredients explain how a team that won 93 games in 2017 suddenly exploded for 108 and won the championship a year later. But again, the pull of baseball’s gravity is strong. Based on data since 1990, we’d expect a team that improved by 15 games between seasons to give back about 5.2 wins the next season. It’s just another data point to toss onto the heap of statistical indicators that foretell a decline for the Red Sox heading into 2019.The good news for Boston is that if your starting point is a 108-win team, you have a ton of room to regress and still be one of the best teams in baseball. Even if the Sox didn’t truly have 108 wins of talent on the roster last year, they still played like a 98-win team according to their underlying statistics, and almost all of that team will be back this season (with the notable exception of closer Craig Kimbrel). According to an early preseason version of our 2019 MLB projections,7Not including Tuesday’s news of Manny Machado signing with the San Diego Padres, although that move has minimal implications for the Red Sox. we rate Boston as the third-best team in baseball, with a 95-67 projected record and a 10 percent chance of repeating as champs, which is also tied for third-best in MLB.Trouble is, that might make the Red Sox only the second-best team in their own division. Our simulations consider the archrival New York Yankees just as likely as Boston to win the World Series and actually think that New York is ever-so-slightly better talent-wise. Although the Sox got the better of the Yankees last season, winning 13 of 23 games (including an August sweep and a four-game division series victory), for all intents and purposes, our projections have the two teams in an absolute dead heat as we look ahead to 2019: And the Red Sox could be running out of time to make the most of their current core. By 2021, Betts, Bradley, Chris Sale, Xander Bogaerts and Rick Porcello (plus potentially Martinez, who has an opt-out clause) will have all hit free agency. And team president Dave Dombrowski built 2018’s champion in part by bucking MLB’s prospect-hoarding trend and emptying out the farm system’s next generation in favor of short-term wins, so reinforcements aren’t exactly on the way.The result of Dombrowski’s moves was a championship, and one of baseball’s all-time great single season performances, so I’m pretty sure it was worth it. The question now is how steep the drop-off will be in 2019 — and beyond. In many ways, Boston caught lightning in a bottle last season, enjoying the kind of magical year that comes along only once every decade or so. But if history is any guide, the follow-up will have trouble coming close to matching the original. TeamElo RatingWinsLossesRun Diff.Make PlayoffsWin DivisionWin World Series Orioles142160102-1981<1<1 The Red Sox still have a Yankees problem on their handsHow our preliminary Elo ratings are forecasting the 2019 AL East race Yankees15669567+13774%41%10% Blue Jays14837587-521331 It’s hard to imagine things going more right for the Boston Red Sox than they did last season. Boston jumped out to a scorching 17-2 start, was 38 games over .500 by the All-Star break, posted the most regular-season wins (108) by an MLB team in 17 years, and then steamrolled through the playoffs with an 11-3 postseason record en route to a World Series title. Statistically, it was probably the most impressive performance any major team had in 2018.1Among teams for which we had have game-by-game Elo ratings and predictions — in men’s pro and college football and basketball and Major League Baseball.But now the calendar has flipped to 2019, and as spring training warms up for the Sox in Fort Myers, Florida, Boston must focus on defending its crown — and staving off the inevitable regression that comes in the wake of a season as charmed as the one the Red Sox just enjoyed.As a rule, clubs that win a crazy number of ballgames in one season tend to come back down to earth quickly in the next. Of the 32 teams that cracked the century mark in wins (per 162 games)2We’re including teams in strike-shortened seasons — like the 1994 Montreal Expos — whose wins would prorate out to at least 100. since 1990, 28 had an inferior record the next year,3One team — the 101-win 2003 Yankees — compiled the same number of wins the next season. and 24 failed to return to the 100-win club. (Thirteen failed to break even 95 wins.) On average, these 32 triple-digit winners declined by 9.6 wins the following season. Rays15278676+5042153 Red Sox15649567+136744110 read more

Ohio State baseball tears up the base paths in pursuit of postseason

The Ohio State baseball team (24-20, 8-10 Big Ten) is making a run for the Big Ten tournament – literally. OSU was eighth in the Big Ten as of Wednesday and one-and-a-half games behind Nebraska, Michigan State, Penn State and Illinois, all tied for fourth place in the Big Ten. The eighth-place Buckeyes are trying to steal their way back into the race for sixth place and qualify for the Big Ten tournament. The Buckeyes have been tearing up and down the base paths so far in 2012, and were third in the Big Ten in stolen bases as of Wednesday, according to bigten.org. OSU, with 17 stolen bases, is just seven behind Big Ten leader, Illinois. The Buckeyes have blown past their base-stealing pace from last season, in which OSU tallied 35 total steals in all competitions. Players and coaches alike said stealing bases is important to a team’s offense and has multiple benefits. “Stolen bases help us out a lot as hitters,” said sophomore center fielder Tim Wetzel. “It gives us RBI chances and the whole point of the game is to score runs. And as a defense, when a team runs on you, you can’t be as loose because you have guys running around. It just helps the flow of the game and helps the offense perform.” OSU coach Greg Beals said stolen bases can influence a game and throw off an opposing defense. “As a catcher, I have a great understanding of what (a stolen base) does to an opponent’s defense,” Beals said. “What it does to pitch calling and what it does on the field, taking away from double play opportunities. It does a lot for you offensively and affects their defense quite a bit.” Beals said he likes having the ability to steal bases, but a team needs the right personnel to do so. Of the team’s 68 overall steals, 23 have come from junior infielder Kirby Pellant, a transfer in his first year with OSU. “You have to take advantage of every little opportunity to steal a base” said Pellant, the starting shortstop. “Stolen bases are a big part of the game. If you hit a single and steal a bag, it becomes a double. When you can get one to start an inning it gets the whole team going.” Wetzel, who has 10 stolen bases in 2012, said it’s important for a team to be in sync before a steal. “We talk about it a lot if we think we have a good read on a (pitcher),” Wetzel said. “Second time through, we’ll talk it out and say, ‘First pitch I’m going,’ so we’ll just know to take and let him steal a bag.” OSU’s next game is Friday at home at 7 p.m. at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium against Northwestern, the first game of a three-game weekend series with the Big Ten opponent. read more

Werder Bremen now with more European Klaassen

first_imgMidfielder Davy Klaassen has joined the Bundesliga team and believes he can do a good job in the German tournamentAfter spending six years in Netherland’s Ajax, and one with English Premier League side Everton, Davy Klassen has joined Werder Bremen.The midfielder has already debuted in the German Bundesliga and is looking to bring a new way of play to the team.“He told me that he really wanted me and how he saw me in the team,” the midfielder told the Bundesliga official website.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“After that talk, I was convinced to go here because I can show myself and get the best out of myself here.”“The goal is to reach European football this season. No one wants to play for 12th or 13th.”And when asked about his compatriot Arjen Robben, he was clear to say he is “my favorite player. He’s still so good, the best player I’ve played with. On the pitch a winner, an easy guy off it.”last_img read more

Salah sets target of League and European Cup double

first_imgLiverpool forward Mohamed Salah believes they have the quality to win both the Premier League and Champions League this season.Klopp’s men stuttered last season on the League front in their run to the final of the competition in the previous campaign, thereby settling for a fourth spot in the English top flight.However, Salah is confident about Liverpool’s ability to handle both European and domestic commitments over the next few months.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“Last season we knocked out Manchester City, then Roma, who had just beaten Barca in the quarter-finals. Each time, they were incredible games,” he told France Football ahead of his side’s Group C opener against Paris Saint-Germain.“We played against teams challenging for the title, and we still managed to reach the final, so of course we can do it again. I’m sure of it. We can even win both, the Champions League and the Premier League. I don’t want us to put pressure on ourselves, but yes, everything is possible.“It’s a good draw with some good teams. PSG have some very good individuals and a great team. I’m looking forward to playing them. I’m looking forward to a very enjoyable and intense encounter.”last_img read more