Every team a ‘contender’ as PVL kicks off reinforced conference

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue MOST READ Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess The Cool Smashers will parade Kuttika Kaewpin of Thailand and Aleoscar Blanco of Venezuela.Petro Gazz, on the other hand, brought in Wilma Salas of Cuba and American Janisa Ivette Johnson.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES PVL president Ricky Palou said the level of competition is balanced with each team capable of beating the other.“That’s why we expect exciting games. The teams are more competitive and at par with each other. Every team is a contender,” Palou said Tuesday during the Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum at Amelie Hotel-Manila.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, logisticsReturning BaliPure and debuting Pacific Town Army kick off the new conference on Sunday at 2 p.m. followed by Creamline against Petro Gazz at 4 p.m. at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.“This is interesting but we want to defend our title. Our imports have been here since March so we’ve been practicing with them for more than a month now. Hopefully, the chemistry is already there,” said Creamline superstar Alyssa Valdez. Pain-free Andy Murray optimistic about return to tennis Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew MANILA, Philippines—The rest of the Premier Volleyball League field is expected to give defending champion Creamline a run for their money in the coming Reinforced Conference.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Orlando Bloom goes blonde

first_imgLos Angeles, Sep 17 (PTI) Actor Orlando Bloom has debuted his newly-dyed blonde hair on his Instagram account.Bloom seems to be in a mood to surprise his fans as yesterday only he made his Instagram account public, made his relationship with singer Katy Perry official by sharing a clip of her on the photo-video sharing site and now showed off his new look.In the snap, the 39-year-old heartthrob is posing on a bright pink electric bicycle and sporting a navy blue suit over a white button-down shirt, reported Aceshowbiz.”back to blond…rolling to set…,” he captioned it.Bloom previously went blonde for his role as Legolas in the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. PTI PSH PSHlast_img read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 India launch teased on Flipkart, expected to come to India soon after global debut

first_imgIn case you were wondering, the Galaxy Note 10 will indeed come to India. Samsung has always launched its premium flagship devices in the country and the Galaxy Note 10 is expected to land in India soon after its global announcement on August 7. Flipkart has now put up a dedicated page for the launch of the Galaxy Note 10. The Galaxy Unpacked event will take place in New York on August 7 and fans in India will be able to live stream the event on August 8 at 1:30am IST.The Flipkart page shows a teaser video of the Galaxy Note 10 along with a “Stay Tuned” message. This, however, also confirms that the next Note flagship will be available on Flipkart when it goes on sale. Samsung typically launches its flagships in India within a few days of their global debut.As of now, details regarding the price of the Galaxy Note 10 are slim. Samsung’s Note devices are usually priced a little higher over the Galaxy S-series phones, so we assume a similar progression for the Galaxy Note 10 as well. Last year, the company launched the Galaxy Note 9 in India starting at Rs 67,990 so the Galaxy Note 10 fall in a similar price bracket.Ahead of the Galaxy Note 10 launch on August 7, a lot has already been revealed about the flagship. For example, we know that there will be two models of the Galaxy Note 10 – a regular version and a Galaxy Note 10+ model. Both the phones will look similar but will vary in screen size. They will sport punch-hole displays with the cutout placed on the top center of the screen. They will also bring vertical camera systems on the back and an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor.advertisementBased on Geekbench listings, the Galaxy Note 10 or the Note 10+ or both models will pack an updated Exynos 9825 chipset that is said to be based on a 7nm process. The Plus-sized model is also expected to come with up to 12GB of RAM. Moreover, both the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ are also expected to come in 5G variants, although it seems unlikely that Samsung will bring the 5G models to India anytime soon. Lastly, it also looks certain that the Galaxy Note 10 duo will drop the 3.5mm headphone jack. More details about the flagship should surface as we get closer to the Unpacked event.last_img read more

Joe Marler reprimanded but not suspended over James Haskell fight

first_imgThe warning will remain on Marler’s record for five years and will be taken into consideration in any future disciplinary hearings but he will not be banned after the citing commissioner did not deem the offence worthy of a red card. Haskell does not face further action after he was shown a yellow card.The incident occurred in the 20th minute of Sunday’s Premiership match with Marler pulling at Haskell’s scrum cap before the Wasps flanker threw him to the ground, where the pair continued to wrestle before they were separated. As Haskell attempted to walk off Marler squirted him in the face with water from a bottle he was holding, much to the former Wasps captain’s anger. Haskell reacted furiously by grabbing Marler around the neck and throat and the referee, Andrew Jackson, after reviewing the footage, sent Haskell to the sin-bin.Marler stayed on the pitch until going off with a rib injury in the second half and the Wasps director of rugby, Dai Young, was incensed by the Harlequins tighthead’s antics. “If someone rips your hat off and squirts water in your face, what do you expect?” Young said. “I thought it was very harsh on Hask. There comes a time when you’ve got to look at the guys who spark these things off. Of course someone is going to take exception to someone ripping their hat off and squirting water in their face.”It is understood Marler does not have any other warnings of this type on his record but he has had disciplinary issues. He was banned for two weeks and fined £20,000 for calling Wales’s Samson Lee “Gypsy boy” during a 2016 Six Nations match and less than a month later he received a two-week ban for kicking the Grenoble hooker Arnaud Héguy in the head. Share via Email Reuse this content Since you’re here… Share on LinkedIn Joe Marler has been reprimanded for his spat with James Haskell during Harlequins’ victory against Wasps but the England prop is not facing a suspension.Marler has been given a citing commissioner’s warning for his role in the incident – pulling at Haskell’s scrum cap and squirting his England and Lions team‑mate with water – in an acknowledgement that the 27-year-old was deserving of a yellow card at the time. Marler’s actions were considered to be contrary to good sportsmanship. Share on Pinterest Wasps Harlequins Support The Guardian Topics Premiership, Pro14, international and Premier 15s rugby union talking points Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook Share on Twitter news Read more Share on Messenger Rugby union … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Premiershiplast_img read more

10 Steps to Online Fundraising Success and 4 Mistakes to Avoid

first_imgThis afternoon, I’m presenting on this topic at CADCA’s National Leadership Forum, the nation’s largest training conference for community substance abuse professionals. You can check out the entire presentation HERE. (While you’re at fundraising123.org, also check out John Kenyon’s More Than a Donate Button: Composing Your Online Fundraising Plan in ’09 presentation.) My top ten are:1. Get the tools (decent website, DonateNow button, email signup, email campaign tool)2. Put your DonateNow button and website address everywhere3. Create and fuel your email engine.4. Now make sure people give: Focus on the AUDIENCE.5. Answer for prospective donors: why me?6. Answer: what for?7. Answer: why now?8. Answer: who says?9. Thank early and often.10. Do the advanced stuff (like social media)What to avoid?1. Thinking a DonateNow button alone is an online fundraising program2. Putting yourself at the center of every message — that’s where your audience belongs3. Having a lame, confusing or ill-considered call to action.4. Being ungrateful — thank your supporters lavishly, over and overlast_img read more

The Language of Change: 20 Words and Phrases that Impact Attitudes, Actions, and Funding

first_imgDownload the presentation handout, transcript and audio below ‘Related Documents’!Learn how to engage board members/stakeholders, simplify your message and jumpstart funding by understanding the lexicon of change and–more importantly–the thinking behind it.This is the difference between charity and philanthropy, sustainable funding and transformation, a mission statement and a message.It’s the difference between just another ‘not-for-profit begging for money’ and a movement to change lives, save lives and impact lives.Funding veteran Tom Suddes challenges nonprofitss to change the way they think while connecting on simple ideas that will help organizations of all types raise more money immediately.This archived presentation offers:A new way to talk about (re-frame) concepts ranging from capital campaigns, to annual funds to debt.Examples used with schools, community service organizations and funding start-ups.Practical ideas that apply to marketing, funding and leadership.About our speakerTom Suddes is a nonprofit coach, trainer, consultant, speaker and writer with over 33 years of experience in development, strategic visioning, campaign management and major gift solicitation. He began his career in the Development Office at the University of Notre Dame in 1973. He eventually became the Director of Development and headed the Campaign for Notre Dame, which raised $180 Million ($50 Million over the $130 Million Goal). In 1983, he founded For Impact | The Suddes Group, which managed over 300 campaigns, raised over $1 Billion, and helped generate 3 million new jobs in their work with 125 economic development organizations around the country.last_img read more

Rajiv Shah to discuss Global Health Initiative

first_imgPosted on February 14, 2011November 13, 2014Click 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 email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tomorrow, February 15, Dr. Rajiv Shah, the Administrator of USAID, will deliver a lecture on President Obama’s Global Health Initiative at the National Institutes of Health.The lecture can be viewed live online tomorrow starting at 11:00 a.m. through the NIH website. View the USAID press release for more information on the event and how to watch it live.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

Get Ready to be Inspired on International Women’s Day

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on March 3, 2011August 17, 2016Click 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 email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)It’s a hectic but exciting week at the MHTF as we gear up for the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day (IWD) next Tuesday, March 8th. Like many other organizations, we are planning to honor the day by launching a number of special features that we believe will inspire the community.The MHTF website serves as a global platform for the entire maternal health community to Discover, Collaborate, and Discuss. Indeed, the site has become a dynamic space for the community to share their data/information, voice their opinions, and highlight their achievements. It is in this spirit that we are marking this important 100 year anniversary.Here are a few things you can look forward to on our site next week as a tribute to IWD:The launch of our multilingual site in Arabic, French, and Spanish to further extend the reach of our maternal health resources to non-English readers all over the worldThe launch of a special page honoring the significant work that our partner organizations do to improve women’s livesSpecial blog posts from MHTF leadership, staff, and membersSo, remember to check the site often next week and especially on the 8th — and get ready to be inspired!Share this:last_img read more

Winter Session Win-Win: Harvard School of Public Health Students Matched with Maternal Health Organizations Around the World

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on January 25, 2012June 19, 2017Click 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 email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)In a recent blog post, Ana Langer, Director of the Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF) at the Women and Health Initiative (W&HI) at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), explained that the MHTF partners have been “virtually unanimous in calling for more educational opportunities for those interested in maternal health.”The W&HI and the MHTF are meeting this call to provide more educational opportunities in a number of different ways—including scholarships for maternal health professionals in developing countries to attend scientific and technical meetings, a reiteration of the Young Champions for Maternal Health fellowship program, and the Field Experience in Maternal Health winter session course for graduate students at the Harvard School of Public Health.The concept of the Field Experience in Maternal Health winter session course is to link highly trained and motivated HSPH graduate students with MHTF partner organizations working in developing countries–creating a “win-win” situation. Based on the needs of the organizations and the skills of the students, students are paired with organizations to spend three weeks working on a focused project during the January winter session. The course provides students with an opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge to maternal health issues in countries facing complex maternal health challenges. Examples of student projects include collecting data, conducting site visits and interviews, completing a needs assessment, developing a draft proposal or report, or launching a new activity or service. As a result of this collaboration, the partner organization projects are strengthened and a young professional gains  important experience working in the field of maternal health.The first cohort of Harvard School of Public Health Field Experience in Maternal Health winter session students has just completed their field assignments. See below for a list of their placement countries and host organizations!Dada Adedayo and Olalekan Akanbi were placed in India with The Center for Development and Population Activities.Annie Kearns was placed in India with the International MotherBaby Childbirth Organization.Aparna Chandrasekhar was placed in Ethiopia with IntraHealth International, Inc.Megan Loucks was placed in Kenya with Jacaranda Health.Elena Chopyak was placed in Mali with Medic Mobile.Hannah Ratcliffe, Ibraheem Abioye, and Maura Fulton were placed with the Population Council in their Bangladesh, Ghana, and Kenya offices.To learn more about the students’ work at their various project sites, check back soon! Over the next couple of weeks, the students will be sharing photos, stories, and lessons from their field assignments here on the MHTF Blog.If you are a graduate student at Harvard School of Public Health and are interested in applying for the Field Experience in Maternal Health winter session next year, visit the Women and Health Initiative site in August 2012 for information on how and when to apply. You can also subscribe to the MHTF Blog and we will be sure to update you. (Just enter your email address in the right panel and click subscribe!)If your organization is interested in hosting a Harvard School of Public Health graduate student next winter, please fill out this form and return it to Elizabeth Claise at eclaise@hsph.harvard.edu.Share this:last_img read more

5 fantastic questions to measure marketing’s worth

first_imgI strive to make business decisions based on strong data, but sometimes the quantity of numbers is so massive that it makes the picture of what it all means quite murky. A lot of information does not always yield a lot of insight. Plenty of nonprofit and corporate leaders share this frustration – I have heard it from tiny charities and Fortune 500 companies alike. Knowing how marketing efforts are performing can be especially daunting, as the ways to engage our audience become more fragmented and complex.This is why I really enjoyed a recent McKinsey article on measuring your marketing’s worth. The authors — David Court, Jonathan Gordon, and Jesko Perrey — provides 5 clarifying questions that can help you determine where to focus your efforts – and how to know if they are working:1. What exactly influences your consumers (donors) today?It’s far easier to know where to spend your marketing dollar when you know what influences your audience. Is it email? Peer reviews online about your charity? Word of mouth? Personal contact with your cause at events? Media coverage? 2. How informed (really) is your marketing judgment?The authors talk about companies drowning in data and highly complex analytical models that yield little more than confusion. Their advice is to form some working hypotheses about what you think is happening with your various marketing efforts, then see if that data supports or disputes that assumption. If you have some storylines to start with, it’s easier to see what the data is telling you.3. How are you managing financial risk in your marketing plans?As there are more and more ways to try to fundraise or market your cause, the risk level of your investments can increase. Mitigate that risk by setting some risk parameters, McKinsey counsels. Decide how much you will allocate to new and unproven outreach and how much you are willing to raise or reduce your typical spend at one time on direct mail vs. email vs. other efforts. This can prevent you from listening to that one board member demanding you reallocate all your marketing dollars to Twitter or prevent you from making rash decisions that could have huge downsides. 4. How are you managing the added complexity of marketing options these days?McKinsey recommends three things: have specialists (like social media experts, for example), have an integration point (the person who coordinates all your marketing across channels and watches the bottom line) and ensure there is crystal clarity in everyone’s roles internally — and externally if you’re using vendors or consultants.5. What do you track given the imperfect options?It’s really hard to measure the return on each marketing investment in isolation. Most smart organizations come up with a few simple measures of marketing impact on the organization. For example, brand awareness, donations and donor loyalty. What do you care about? Pick a few things, be accountable for them and track your progress on them. This may feel like a daunting list to your average nonprofit, but I think it’s actually less scary than flying blind. Start with #1 at least. You’ll spend smarter with those insights alone. If you’d like to dive deeper, the full article is here (free with registration).last_img read more

The rule of thirds for social media, marketing and management

first_imgLast night, I was reading an interesting article discussing the social media rule of thirds. According to Amy Guth:One third of the time on social media, post about you and/or your brand – sharing your own blog posts, posting updates about you and your organization, etc.One third of the time on social media, post about your areas of interest and expertise, but using material from an outside source – something you enjoyed reading, blog posts from other bloggers about things that you find compelling, or websites that interest you. (You’ll notice I do a lot of this here on my blog!)One third of the time on social media, be yourself: Interact, ask questions, answer questions, retweet or repost interesting things people in your network have shared and you will have this part mastered.I’ve heard this law before, but this framing was especially nice, so I thought I’d share it.It also got me thinking what other areas of my work deserved rules of thirds. Here are my thoughts:As a marketer: Spending one third of the time listening to and understanding my audience, one third of the time on current marketing interactions with them, and one third of the time developing the next products, messages or ideas that will inspire them to achieve their dreams.As a manager: With the team, spending one third of the time understanding current performance, one third of the time looking at the good and bad outliers for insights, and one third of the time deciding how the needs of our audiences shape what’s next.As a writer of fiction: Spending one third of the time telling myself I can’t write, one third of the time criticizing what I have written, and one third of the time in happy creative flow. Hmmm, maybe these thirds need work.What are your rules of thirds? I’d love to hear them.last_img read more

6 ways to better engage with millennials

first_imgMillennials prefer to hear from causes by social media, enews and websites.They prefer to give online – or in person. They like to hear about volunteerism from their peers and online. Yesterday, I caught part of the virtual conference MCON2012 – which focuses on how to market causes to millennials. One session focused on the 2012 Millennial Impact Report – a survey of more than 6,500 people ages 20 to 35 – which shows 75% of millennials donate (in small amounts), 70% have raised money for their favorite causes and most give for reasons that span generations — they have a relationship with the cause.I covered some of the report here. I wanted to share the following additional information from yesterday’s presentation.Millennials are very big on two things: doing things digitally and interacting with their peers. So what does that mean to us? According to Derrick Feldmann and Angela White, who authored the report:1. Inspire millennials online, in the moment, to urge them to action. They tend to be impulsive givers, so provide quick ways to act when there is a compelling reason to do so.2. Tell them about the difference they could make. And if they give or volunteer, follow up with information on their impact. Like donors of all ages, their pet peeve is having no idea what their gift accomplished.3. Keep in mind that millennials do give, but not in the numbers or quantity of older donors and plan accordingly as a fundraiser. 4. Be millennial-friendly in your outreach: make sure your outreach and site display nicely on mobile. But don’t put all your eggs in the mobile or social media basket. As with all generations, reach out in many ways, through multiple channels.5. Think of millennials as your partners in messaging! Over 70% have urged others to give. They can be powerful champions for your cause, because they love to spread the word.6. Remember there are universals to all ages – and one of the most important is that the information you provide is clear, concise and meaningful. Get that right above all else! Even a nifty mobile site doesn’t matter if it has poor messaging.For more on millennials, check out the report here.last_img read more

Bringing back that loving feeling from your email list

first_imgI hear a lot about declining results for direct mail and flagging email open rates. Our outreach apparently is not sparking the passionate responses we want.Don’t our donors and prospects love us anymore? Why don’t they take our calls?If this is starting to sound like an “advice for the lovelorn” column, then that’s appropriate. As fundraisers, we’ve got a lot of the same problems as the people writing Abby. And I think our response-rate heartache is based in root causes that columnists like Abby or Amy or Carolyn so often cite. Really. The relationship we have with our donors and prospects is not transactional; it’s deeply human. When it goes wrong, it’s for the same fundamental reasons we may find strain in our other relationships, like taking someone for granted, not listening to their perspective, and neglecting to show them our feelings.Here’s my advice to the lovelorn, inspired by a column I once did for Fundraising Success.Dear Katya:My email list isn’t what it used to be. People aren’t listening to me anymore, and each time I ask for their help, they are less responsive. Why doesn’t my list love me anymore?–Despairing in DevelopmentDear Despairing,I suspect you’re getting the silent treatment for three reasons. First, you could be a stalker. Do you have permission to email your list? Are these people who’ve said they want to hear from you? If not, don’t expect them to greet your spammy self with open arms. Second, I suspect you’ve probably been taking some of your list for granted. Just because some people were once generous doesn’t mean you can keep asking for more and more. You need to be giving back – thanking that list and showing it a great time with fabulous stories about the great things it has accomplished. Make it feel loved. Third, are you really connecting with your list and its feelings, or are you just talking about yourself all the time? Nothing turns off a list like narcissism, and nothing turns it on like showing your emotional side and appealing to its perspective. My advice? Only reach out to your list when you have permission. Treat your list with great care and gratitude. Start a true conversation with your list and be responsive to its feelings. Good luck!–Katyalast_img read more

Read this post if your nonprofit tackles hunger

first_imgAre you feeding the hungry? Your nonprofit could win $6,000 this week.From September 24-29, SixDegrees.org—a charitable initiative of Kevin Bacon with Network for Good—is hosting 6 Days of Good for Hunger. This is a unique opportunity to raise money for your nonprofit and be eligible to win a $6,000 challenge grant from Kevin Bacon himself.Here’s how it works.1. Search for your nonprofit here.2. Set up a fundraising page with a compelling call to action.3. Share the page with your supporters and rally them to donate!When the first donation is made, your nonprofit will be automatically eligible to win $6,000. Make sure to tell your supporters how they can help you win.• Email: Help us fight hunger AND be 1 degree from Kevin Bacon! Donate to our 6 Days of Good page here [link to your fundraising page]. With your support, we could win a $6,000 challenge grant from Kevin Bacon!• Facebook: We need your help to fight hunger! Join 6 Days of Good, donate to [link to your fundraising page], and help us win a $6K challenge grant!• Twitter: Fight #hunger by donating to our #6DaysofGood page! [link to your fundraising page] Help us win a $6K challenge grant from @kevinbacon!Time is of the essence — this challenge ends Saturday, September 29 at midnight.Here are some tips for a winning campaign!1. Build a great fundraising page – make it personal and visual.2. Donate to your own page to create momentum.3. Share your page with your social networks on Facebook and Twitter.4. Invite people in your email address book to support your fundraiser.5. Ask bloggers to join your cause and spread the world.6. Thank people and report back on progress.last_img read more

Abject Arsenal beaten as Rice fires West Ham to victory

first_imgSamir Nasri impressed for West Ham as they claimed a 1-0 Premier League victory over his former club Arsenal at London Stadium on Saturday.Nasri was making his Premier League debut for the club as he continues his comeback from an 18-month ban for receiving an intravenous treatment at a Los Angeles clinic in December 2016, contravening World Anti-Doping Agency rules.And the former France international was a key figure for West Ham, setting up Declan Rice for the winner early in the second half. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Marko Arnautovic – linked with a move to China – waved to fans after being replaced in the second half, while Arsenal struggled to truly test goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski in a poor showing.Mark Noble failed to get enough purchase on a left-footed strike from the edge of the box as West Ham threatened to take an early lead but it was Arsenal who forced the first real save of the match – Fabianski providing the block after Alexandre Lacazette had exposed a hole in the Hammers’ defence.Sead Kolasinac chose to cut the ball back for Lacazette when a shot would have been the better option after the ball broke for him down the left after 23 minutes, while Nasri probably should have followed the Bosnian’s example when he drilled into the side-netting soon after.Chance for Nasri!Samir plays a one-two with Arnie and then shoots wide of goal in the box. That was a real chance. #WHUARS 0-0 (26) pic.twitter.com/ZT67Lu3ftp— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) January 12, 2019Nasri then teed up Felipe Anderson to fizz a low strike wide, before Matteo Guendouzi arrowed a strike just past the post from distance with Fabianski at full stretch and Declan Rice headed just off target in the closing stages of an even first half.West Ham made the breakthrough three minutes into the second half, when a weak clearing header from Laurent Koscielny fell to former Arsenal colleague Nasri, who laid off the ball for Rice fire home from just inside the box – the 19-year-old’s first goal for the club.Arsenal improved following the introduction of Aaron Ramsey – who is said to have agreed a deal with Juventus this week – after 59 minutes but failed to make their chances count, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alex Iwobi missing two opportunities of note.The Gunners had the ball in the back of the net in stoppage time, but Koscielny’s header was ruled out for offside against Lucas Torreira, who crossed the ball, as West Ham held on for a first home win against the Gunners since 2006. What does it mean? Travel sickness for ArsenalDefeat at West Ham means fifth-placed Arsenal are now without a win in their last five Premier League away matches, losing three of those, and could now be caught by Manchester United if they pick up three points at Tottenham on Sunday. West Ham climb to eighth ahead of the rest of the weekend’s fixtures.Nasri shows promising flashesAny doubts around Nasri’s readiness for Premier League football after so long out will have at least been partially allayed by his performance on Saturday.Some neat and intelligent touches around the box made him a central part of West Ham’s attacking play and he came away with a deserved assist from his first match back in the English top flight.Arnautovic waved off amid Chinese whispersNasri was replaced after 70 minutes – the same time as Arnautovic was removed after a much less impactful display.The Austrian removed his gloves and waved to all corners of the ground as he trudged from the pitch, perhaps suggesting there is truth in the reports linking him with a move to China.Key Opta Facts- West Ham registered only their third home Premier League win against Arsenal and their first since November 2006, ending a run of 10 home games without victory against the Gunners (D3 L7).- Arsenal have taken just two points from their last five away Premier League games (W0 D2 L3) – they won 13 in the five away games prior to this run (W4 D1 L0).- Nasri played his first Premier League game for West Ham and registered his first assist in the competition since April 2016, when he assisted Sergio Aguero for Man City against Chelsea.- Arsenal are one of three Premier League teams yet to lead at half-time in an away Premier League match this season, along with Burnley and Cardiff City.- Manuel Pellegrini remains unbeaten in home matches against Unai Emery in all competitions during his managerial career (P7 W5 D2 L0).19y 363d – Declan Rice (aged 19 years 363 days) is the first teenager to score a Premier League goal for West Ham since Junior Stanislas in November 2009. Talented. #WHUARS pic.twitter.com/9dBOyPOfWD— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 12, 2019What’s next?After clashes with Fulham and West Ham, the London derbies keep coming for Arsenal, who host Chelsea next Saturday. West Ham visit Bournemouth earlier on the same day. read morelast_img read more

Crystal Palace confirm Cahill signing

first_imgCrystal Palace have confirmed the signing of Gary Cahill following the defender’s Chelsea departure earlier this summer.Cahill left the Blues in May after seven seasons with the club, having won a Champions League title, two Premier League titles, two Europa League crowns, two FA Cups and a League Cup during his time at Stamford Bridge.The 33-year-old defender went on to make 290 total appearances for the club, having served as club captain following John Terry’s departure in 2017. Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Cahill made just nine appearances for Chelsea last season and announced in May that he would end his stay with the club.He’ll join a Palace team that finished 12th in the Premier League last season, becoming the club’s third signing of the summer after Jordan Ayew and Stephen Henderson.”I’m glad to be here, I think it’s a good opportunity for me to continue my career in the Premier League, and to play in a good, exciting team,” Cahill said.”There are some very exciting, talented players here. I’m looking forward to the challenge.”He added: “I’m hungry to prolong my career as long as I possibly can – I feel like I’m in great shape and whoever I play for, I’d like to think that I give it 110% and leave everything out there – so hopefully that will be good enough for the manager, my team-mates and also the fans.”He’ll now join up with Crystal Palace on a free transfer as he reunites with former England boss Roy Hodgson, who managed the defender at the 2014 World Cup.Cahill has earned a total of 61 caps with the Three Lions, having also represented his country at Euro 2016 and at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.“I’m delighted that Gary has joined us. He’s a fantastic footballer who brings a wealth of international and Premier League experience,” Hodgson said of the centre-back. “Having worked alongside Gary during my time as England manager, I know that he is going to be a valuable asset and I’m so happy to be working with him again.”Palace are set to open their Premier League campaign on Saturday as Everton visit Selhurt Park.last_img read more

1 million for Wheelchair Project

first_imgHundreds of Nova Scotians with disabilities will soon be moving more independently thanks to an initiative which will provide them with new or recycled wheelchairs. Premier Rodney MacDonald announced today, April 13, a new program that is based on the success of the children’s recycled wheelchair program. “We are providing $1 million to the Abilities Foundation of Nova Scotia to help put people in motion,” Premier MacDonald said. “This program will enable adults with disabilities to receive the equipment they need to become more active and participate fully in their communities.” “The Abilities Foundation is very pleased to be part of the Nova Scotia government’s expansion of the Wheelchair Recycling Demonstration Project,” said Tom Merriam, president and CEO of the Abilities Foundation of Nova Scotia. “This initiative will move us closer to enabling Nova Scotian children, and now adults, with disabilities to receive the wheelchairs they need to lead more active and independent lives.” The province partnered with the Abilities Foundation of Nova Scotia in March 2005 to deliver the children’s wheelchair program. David Morse, Minister of Community Services said, “The children’s program is a success and we are pleased to have the leadership and experience of the Abilities Foundation to put a similar plan for adults into action.” An advisory committee made up of organizations representing people with disabilities and other community groups, will develop the guidelines and criteria for the adult wheelchair recycling program. The investment will provide wheelchairs to Nova Scotians with disabilities who are between 19 and 64 years of age. The program is expected to begin this summer and applications will be available from the Abilities Foundation.last_img read more

Action on Sexual Violence and Bullying Focuses on Prevention Improved Response

first_img a social marketing campaign to influence behaviour related to bullying and sexual violence, including the Consent campaign that is underway engaging a community development expert to monitor progress of community projects developing safety protocols with school boards and police new resources such as the Parent Handbook on Bullying and Cyberbullying, and the Sexual Assault: safety, help and healing for teens in Nova Scotia guide professional development training about sexual violence “I am pleased that government is taking firm steps to address the bullying, cyberbullying and sexual violence issues we have here in Nova Scotia,” said Margo Tait, superintendent of the Annapolis Valley Regional School Board. “As we embark on a new school year, the recommendations in the report will help guide us to further support students and ensure that our schools are safe places.” In the spring, the province announced $1.1 million to increase support for people harmed by sexual violence. The investment supports and fosters more collaboration and partnership between organizations that address sexual violence. The progress report can be found at www.novascotia.ca. The Action Team on Sexual Violence and Bullying’s progress report received all party endorsement today, Aug. 29. Premier Darrell Dexter thanked all the community groups and the action team who have worked hard the past four months to address an issue so serious it crosses party lines. “To help prevent other families from having to go through these tragedies, the province is moving forward with meaningful change and actions, and everyone is working together,” said Premier Dexter. “Over the last four months, we heard a lot of what we can do differently as a province to address sexual violence,” said Marilyn More, Minister responsible for the Advisory Council on the Status of Women and the lead of the Action Team on Sexual Violence and Bullying. “We’ve listened and we are moving forward based on what Nova Scotians told us. There is a collective will to do things differently.” The report includes 13 actions that focus on the prevention of sexual violence and bullying, improved responses to victims and supports for survivors. The report is being endorsed by all parties of the House of Assembly. “Our province is facing a sexual-assault crisis,” said Liberal leader Stephen McNeil. “This is a non-partisan issue — all parties need to come together to address prevention and services for victims of sexual assault. We need to work together to protect our young people and all Nova Scotians.” “Protecting children must to be our top priority,” said Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie. “Politics aside, we all must work together on solutions. Our young people have to know there are services available to support them, and that there is always a place to turn.” The action team met with more than 100 people and community organizations across the province to discuss sexual violence and bullying. The action team will continue to oversee and support the actions in the report. These include:last_img read more