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US – RSF and partners launch “Night Out for Austin Tice” to bring home American journalist detained abroad

first_imgNews Receive email alerts United StatesAmericas News Partners of the initiative include The National Press Club, The Washington Post, Committee to Protect Journalists, The James W. Foley Legacy Foundation, Women Chefs and Restaurateurs, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, the Newseum, and McClatchy. Restaurants in fourteen states including Washington, DC, will participate. Visit nightoutforaustin.com to learn more and find a restaurant near you.   WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists June 7, 2021 Find out more Seventy-three restaurants around the country will donate a portion of the revenue they make on May 2 to the $1 million FBI reward for information leading to the safe return of Tice, an award-winning journalist and former Marine Corps Captain who was detained on August 14, 2012 while covering the unfolding civil war in Syria. June 3, 2021 Find out more News On May 2, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and its partners will launch Night Out for Austin Tice, a new initiative to bring home the American journalist who has been held in Syria for almost seven years. April 28, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on United Statescenter_img Help by sharing this information to go further RSF_en NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say May 1, 2019 US – RSF and partners launch “Night Out for Austin Tice” to bring home American journalist detained abroad The United States ranks 48th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. Syria ranks 174 out of 180. United StatesAmericas News Organisation Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says “We are incredibly grateful to the National Press Club for spearheading this initiative and galvanizing so many restaurants around the country to participate in Night Out for Austin Tice,” said Noni Ghani, Communications Manager for RSF’s North America bureau. “We have hope that raising awareness of Austin’s case and increasing the FBI reward will yield concrete information leading to his safe return. Austin has now been detained for almost seven years. It’s time to reunite him with his family.”last_img read more

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Al-Wasat resumes publishing

first_img May 8, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Al-Wasat resumes publishing Help by sharing this information Organisation The opposition newspaper Al-Wasat announced that its board had reversed its decision to close and intended to continue publishing. Closed by the information ministry on 3 May for allegedly disseminating false information that undermined the country’s international image and reputation, it was allowed to resume publishing the next day but three of its most senior journalists – editor Mansour Al-Jamari, managing editor Walid Nouihid and local news editor Aqil Mirza – were forced to resign. Several of its journalists were also arrested (http://en.rsf.org/bahraini-and-syrian-authorities-04-04-2011,39946.html). center_img News RSF_en last_img read more

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No holds barred

first_img Previous Article Next Article While differences of opinion in the workplace can bestimulating and constructive, outright conflict is not. Even smallmisunderstandings can lead to the sparring partners getting the gloves on.Advice is given on how to resolve such disputes.  By Walter Brennan Brian Johnson was stunned to discover that a letter had been written to hismanager accusing him of being impossible to work with. Brian was a successfulsurgeon, and a highly talented professional who had, in his words,”forgotten more than any of these pampered junior staff would everknow”. The problem now though, was that no-one would speak to him. “Theatmosphere was awful,” said Brian. “We would come to work, scrub up,operate and finish with hardly a word being said.” The situation lasted for more than two months, before a letter was sent andhe was summoned to explain the situation. Brian was advised to “get agrip” of the situation before it became public knowledge. He still feelsthe sense of betrayal, anger and hurt from this situation even two years later,although he no longer works in the same hospital. “Why couldn’t my colleagues have talked to me about the problemsfirst?” he asks. “Why did they go behind my back? Why did they try todestroy me?” Conflict is a way of life. Everyone encounters it from the cradle to thezimmer frame. A participant on a course I ran recently asked me, “Whycan’t everybody be friends?” I was uncertain whether this was a questionor simply wishful thinking. Conflict left unresolved is damaging emotionally, organisationally and, ofcourse, financially. The emotional and psychological impact of conflict isconstantly rolled out: stress costs 80 million working days a year and,according to the Confederation of British Industry, that converts to £5.3bnpounds annually1. So how can we eliminate conflict? Indeed, can we or should we eliminate it? What is conflict? The Oxford Dictionary defines conflict as, “…clash, be incompatiblewith”2. Parker and Archer define it as, “A perceptual state involvingthe executive function of the organism where the immediate choices in theorganism’s repertoire, together with the outcome of these choices, are seen toinvolve incompatible motives and needs.”3 Or as Cahn prefers,”Difference or incompatibility between people.”4 However, rather than dwell upon the semantics of increasingly clinical andacademic definitions, this article is about understanding conflict and managingit in the workplace. Why does conflict happen? Maddix5 suggests that conflict is present within organisations because of: – Differences in needs, objectives and values – Differences in perceiving motives, words, actions and situations – Differing expectations of outcomes – favourable versus unfavourable – Unwillingness to work through issues, to collaborate, or to compromise What must be remembered is the fact that conflict happens not necessarilybecause party A wants to sabotage, dominate or dislike party B. Often bothparties mean well and share the same objectives. But how they achieve theseobjectives can be significantly different, prompting bemusement, anxiety,anger, frustration and resistance in others. Conflict is unhealthy when it is not addressed or where there is adetermination that one party will “win” at the expense of the otherparty. When there is unhealthy conflict, lines are metaphorically drawn andcolleagues are forced into a polarisation or an “us or them”situation. When this happens, communication breaks down and trust and mutualsupport disappear. Sadly, when there is conflict, no particular occupationalgroup or status is exempt from the corrosive damage. Case study In one case I dealt with, a fundamental breakdown in approaches to dealingwith aggressive children was sufficient for two groups of highly qualified,mature, professional educational and clinical psychologists to cease talking,co-operating and eventually sharing an office. Staff member Eileen Kearns says, “It all started one day when we werehaving what seemed to be a good old debate about approaches to aggressive childrenin educational settings and what works best. “Unfortunately, one of the senior staff was not present and wasbasically fed information that in retrospect was inaccurate and caused him(John) to believe that his professionalism and ultimately his integrity werebeing questioned by colleagues who did not have the ‘decency’ to talk to himdirectly.” John quickly changed and just stopped talking to colleagues unless he had toand then he was curt and stuck strictly to the point. Within a fortnight, the department,consisting of 11 staff, was divided between allies and supporters of John andhis school of thinking and those against. Eileen, a secretary, who was not even there on the day of the discussion,found herself being wooed and enticed into joining one group or the other. “It was awful, I was frightened to do work for one member of staff forfear of upsetting someone else. I was not allowed to be neutral. What had beena great place to work was now cold and oppressive. Colleagues who had impressedme so much with their intelligence, knowledge and professionalism were nowbehaving like children, trying to get one over the other group.” Intervention I was invited to carry out a review of the organisation’s function andbasically aim to deal with the breakdown in the function of the department.Time and resources dictated that I had six days to try to turn the situationaround. I wrote to all 11 members of staff outlining my role, brief and theexpected outcomes of the project. I also stated that I would wish to meet withas many staff as possible. I discovered that there was only one group of staff who were prepared tomeet with me to discuss issues around the breakdown of this previously verysuccessful operation. All the staff who came to meet with me were those who believed that they hadbeen snubbed by John and his “friends” and felt that they were thevictims in the situation. One by one they talked about their initial puzzlementand eventual resentment towards John for what was happening. “We were now not speaking and therefore not sharing vitalinformation,” one psychologist told me. Based upon the information provided, which thankfully was supplied candidlywithout any fear of breach of confidentiality, I was able to gain a goodpicture of what had happened. Each informant chose to meet me unaccompanied byany representative, formal or informal. Suddenly the other group of staff expressed a wish to meet me and provided asignificantly different picture of events from the first group. It occurred to me, as the saying goes, that there are three sides to anystory: your side, my side and the truth. I recognised I was not going to get tothe truth. I just wanted to get the staff to try and work togetherprofessionally once more. The next stage was to highlight the benefits of effective teamwork and,meeting with each team separately, I facilitated a day of core values to whichemployees can expect to be entitled. I also highlighted what the organisationcan expect from employees and, most importantly, what standards of conductshould exist between employees. I also spelt out the bottom line: how could anybody justify their behaviourtowards colleagues in the wake of a serious incident occurring due to abreakdown in communication? I emphasised just how indefensible such apredicament would be before a disciplinary hearing, a tribunal or, even worse,a Coroner’s court. Staff basically had a choice either to maintain their stance and not workwith their colleagues or to move forward and work through the differencestowards constructive team working. Those who were not prepared to move on werealso warned that there was no future for them within the organisation. Theycould not remain within that organisation and maintain their behaviour. The following week I met with John and asked him what he needed from hiscolleagues for him to communicate and work with them once again. He needed tounderstand why some of them had said what they had about him and to explaintheir behaviours. I used the same approach with two members of the other group (Jane and Paul)who had been most vociferous about John’s behaviour. The next day I met with John and passed on to him what had been said by theother group. I also passed on to his colleagues what he had said. This allowedfor challenges to take place in a safe, emotionally free atmosphere. As is so common with such conflict, most of what happened was interpretationand misinterpretation. With ground rules set, I conducted two mediationsessions each lasting one hour. I controlled all proceedings and informed Johnand Jane that if proceedings became emotional, I would terminate the session. Not surprisingly, in my presence each now presented their case far lessstridently using terms such as “appeared”, “possibly”,”perception”, as opposed to “she did”,”definitely”, “I know”. ??These two sessions reopened thelines of communication and misunderstanding quickly evolved into realisationand a desire to once again work together. Team building Two weeks later I facilitated two teambuilding days. One was held internallyand aimed at restoring corporate values and roles within the department. Thesecond was at a hotel and concentrated on moving forward and developing anumber of projects aimed at highlighting good practice, celebrating success andsharing these achievements through a number of articles, conferencepresentations and finally hosting a conference later in the year. Twelve months later, I went back to spend a day with the team. John is nowthe manager and is committed to understanding the value of conflict and itsmanagement. He has, through his promotion, recognised the need for self-awareness andhow his leadership style can impact positively and negatively on hiscolleagues. Conclusion Conflict is inevitable in the human interactive process. When it causesparties to explore new ideas, test their position, philosophy and practice, andwhen it stretches the imagination, it is positive. When dealt withconstructively, conflict can impel change, yield best practice and generate ahappy fulfilling atmosphere. Ignore it at your peril. References 1. Osborn A (2000) Workplace blues leave employers in the red. Guardian, 12October. 2. Oxford Dictionary (1988) Oxford: Clarendon Press. 3. Parker A, Archer T (1994) The Encyclopaedia of Human Behaviour. London:Academic Press. 4. Cahn D (1994) The Encyclopaedia of Human Behaviour. London: AcademicPress. 5. Maddix R (2000) London: Kogan Page. Walter Brennan BA (Hon) RMN FETC is an independent training consultant andinternational speaker on workplace conflict. For more details visit his website on: www.oliverbrennan.co.uk or e-mail [email protected] audit– Would you say that overall staff within this organisation are happy?– Are your staff happy to stay to complete a task if a job needs doingurgently?– Do you have a problem with organisational stress and sickness levels?– Do staff feel valued and appreciated by their supervisors/managers?– Do you recognise the views and contributions of junior staffindecision-making within your organisation?– Do you have managers and staff who have been described as bullies by otherstaff ?– Are you able to deal with most disputes/grievances informally andamicably?– Do you encourage staff to express views and opinions that may conflictwith the corporate philosophy?– Do you reward managers/supervisors who can flex their “interpersonalmuscles” (show how tough they can be) with adjectives such as “Theyget things done” or, “They don’t tolerate any nonsense”?– Do you consider staff who go off sick with stress to be”inadequate” or “weak”?– Do the problems of staff seem to get in the way of this organisation’sreal business?– Could you improve the culture of this organisation and make it a betterplace to work?– How are we seen by our competitors? Are we good or bad employers?– Do we encounter special problems retaining or attracting good staff tothis organisation?– Are the senior managers seen as remote and aloof by the workforce?– Does the workforce know who the chief executive is?– Do most of the senior managers employed within this organisation enjoy thetrust and respect of the workforce?– Are we committed to promoting equal opportunities for our workforce(provide evidence)?– Would we take disciplinary action against a manager who wasbullying/harassing staff? No holds barredOn 1 Aug 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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RESULTS: WHERE DID YOU COME IN THE RAPHOE COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTRE 5K?

first_imgLETTERKENNY AC’s Ivan Toner picked up yet another 5k title this evening, taking the tape at Raphoe Family Resource Centre 5k.But where did you come?All the results are below:  Raphoe 5K15th July 2014PositionRace NumberTimeNameCategoryClub154216.04Ivan TonerSMLetterkenny AC267518.05James CrossanSMLifford AC357718.11Zachary McGowanJMDerry City Track Club463718.39Martin GormleyM40Letterkenny AC558518.49Conor CallaghanSMKillygordon Crossroads Running654519.22Maura KearnsSWDonore Harriers AC756319.27John TaylorM50858019.31Martin DunleavyM40Finn Valley AC960419.40Karol McGinleyJM1058619.52Shaun BoyceM401168120.02Patrick SweeneyJMLifford AC1261620.04James StevensonSMLifford AC1367420.08Francis GildeaSM1456920.09Michael McGowanSMFoyle Valley AC1552720.10Zak BrollyJMRaphoe Road Runners1664420.12Cathal MorrisonM401767620.15Denis BonerM40Rosses AC1859120.17Liam McHughM50Finn Valley AC1958120.19Seamus McCallionM50Foyle Valley AC2058420.19Eoghan McGillSMKillygordon Crossroads Running2158220.21Adrian McHughM402260620.22Breda McGintySW2354320.24Jane McGinleySWLetterkenny AC2454720.26Dominic CarlinM40Lifford AC2555920.27Sean O LearyM50Finn Valley AC2654820.30Aaron MooreSMLifford AC2762820.42Liam ClearyM40Lifford Fit4life2858820.42Philip KellySMLifford AC2964220.51Kevin GreenanM503059620.54Garrett McCarronSMLifford AC3154920.58Gerard CampbellM40Lifford AC3252521.00John SweeneySMRaphoe Road Runners3364321.01Lorcan PageSM3457621.11Martin MaileySMConvoy AC3567021.11Eimear GallenW40Finn Valley AC3657921.15Gabriel McCrossanM50Letterkenny AC3762021.17Ton BangertM603866221.25Garret McDermottSM3966121.27Sabrina MackeyW4024/7 Letterkenny Triathlon Club4061821.28Seamus NallenSM24/7 Letterkenny Triathlon Club4154021.28David McNultySM4255721.37Damian MurphySM4356221.49Patrick McNultySM24/7 Letterkenny Triathlon Club4459021.59Patrick McDaidM40Lifford Fit4life4555522.09Patrick Foxy MartinM404657022.10Paul McNameeM40Lifford AC4753222.10Andrew LeightonM404854422.12Sam FaulknerSM4965022.17John McElwaineSMLifford AC5055822.18Mary HippsleyW45Finn Valley AC5154122.22Camilla McGranaghanSWCity of Derry Spartans5253722.27Laura MaguireW455361422.28Caroline McGuireW45Finn Valley AC5457822.30John HughesM505553122.31Eugene McGinleyM40Raphoe Road Runners5666622.35Ciara CrossanJW5756822.36Jackie HarveyW50Tír Chónaill AC5864122.37William DohertySMOwen Roes5960322.38Eugene McGinleyM406063822.40Eimear GormleySWLetterkenny AC6154622.49Luke NelisSMRaphoe Road Runners6257522.50Gerard BaxterSMRaphoe Road Runners6362522.57Don SmithM50Convoy AC6463023.03David WilsonSMDrumoghill Running Club6556723.04Vera HaugheyW50Tír Chónaill AC6658323.05Patsy McHughM406750323.08Joe GallenM50Lifford Fit4life6860523.16Gráinne HoustonSW6955023.16Darren ReidM40Lifford AC7060823.24Joe McNultySM7156423.25Gloria DonagheyW50Finn Valley AC7251623.26Michael Mc GlincheyM40Unattached7361723.27Clare MolloySW7464723.30John PorterSM7561523.32Jonny StewartSM7666323.32Denise McGahernW40Finn Valley Fit4Life7753423.35Jordan PageJM7851923.54Rachel BellSWRaphoe Road Runners7966424.00Marie McColganW40Finn Valley Fit4Life8065924.01Noel McNultyM50Lifford AC8162624.07Niall McGlincheyM40Convoy AC8253624.16Philip ConnollyM60Letterkenny AC8356124.20Brian DuffySM8463124.25Kevin HeffernanM40Lifford Fit4life8553324.28Fiona DeeneySWRaphoe Road Runners8662924.43Jonathan WilsonSMDrumoghill Running Club8758924.55Damien CaldwellM40Lifford Fit4life8851124.57Kathy Ann GibsonSWUnattached8961125.03Ray PorterSMD&G Group Training9067125.03Josephine DonagheySW9167325.22Eileen MorningW409257425.22Lisa KilpatrickSWRaphoe Road Runners9362125.24Marjan BangertW509460925.30Catherine McDevittSW9552625.30Corey BrollyJMRaphoe Road Runners9659825.32Terence QuinnM509751325.35Linda Mc BethSWRaphoe Road Runners9857125.39Bríd McConnellSWRaphoe Road Runners9957225.39Eamonn McConnellM40Castlefinn Running10052225.50Grace O DonnellSWUnited Health Group10159725.52Raj MehanSMRaphoe Road Runners10262326.21Joe BreslinM50Lifford Fit4life10352126.24Ian CrawfordSMUnited Health Group10463226.25Jim HynesM6010563926.27Lynn ParkeSWConvoy AC10661026.30Lorna GoudieSWD&G Group Training10755626.30Anthony LairdM50Raphoe Road Runners10862426.33Brid McCaffreyW45Convoy AC10966526.34Kerry RowanW40Finn Valley Fit4Life11066026.38Rose LynchSW11161926.38Majella McHughW40Drumoghill Running Club11253826.41Amanda HeeneyW4011356526.45Nicole MartinJWLifford AC11455127.13Bredge KellyW4011553527.14Enda SlevinSMRaphoe Road Runners11664027.16Shauna CoyleSWRaphoe Road Runners11752027.19Elaine ParkeSWUnited Health Group11852327.20Veronica KilpatrickW40United Health Group11958727.46Sinéad BoyceSWFinn Valley Fit4Life12067227.56Damian MonaghanM40Lifford AC12159427.57Samantha BovairdSW12250828.01Louise GoudieSWUnattached12368028.01Alice LynchW45Lifford AC12463328.03Yvonne CairnsW45Lifford AC12568328.18Andrea McGowanSWFinn Valley Fit4Life12662228.24Kay BonnerW50Convoy AC12750728.29Caroline Mc CurdyW45Lifford AC12863628.32Audrey ParkeSW12951028.35Melanie PearsonSWUnattached13065728.36Grannia McElhinneySW13164828.43Vause CoyleSMD&G Group Training13259928.47Gabriel ClarkeM50Lifford AC13363429.09Clement ClarkeM50Lifford Fit4life13450129.21Mary Mc GranaghanW40Raphoe Road Runners13552829.21Paul BrollyM40Raphoe Road Runners13666929.35Gary LynchJM13764929.49Olivia DullaghanSWKillygordon Crossroads Running13850929.54Rosalind NelisSWRaphoe Road Runners13951430.02Emma ConnaghanSWCastlefinn Running14056630.04Hannah McGettiganJWLifford AC14161230.08Bobby GoudieJMD&G Group Training14251530.09Tracy MatthewsonSWCastlefinn Running14365230.12Rory CraigJM14456030.19Masoud BakinM4014550630.19Aiden GallenJMUnattached14662730.26Lauren BovairdSW14763530.37Roisin McBreartySW14851230.39Ciara O’FlanaganW40Raphoe Road Runners14955230.42Leanne QuinnSW15055330.42Ashleen TempleSW15166830.51Rosaleen LynchW4015252431.08Naomi DarraghSW15360231.39Mark BonnerJMDrumoghill Running Club15459331.43Sinead McGranaghanW40Killygordon Crossroads Running15559232.06Eleanor McHughW4515660032.10Kate MullenW45Lifford Fit4life15760132.43Josephine DugganW50Drumoghill Running Club15865832.48Frances SpencerSW15953932.57Christine McCormickSW16060733.40Nuala AllanW50Raphoe Road Runners16165533.55Carole McGlincheySW16265933.55Noel McNultyM50Lifford AC16355434.21Richard KellyM60Derry City Track Club16457334.44Neil MeehanM40Lifford AC16561339.10Abby GoudieJWD&G Group Training16651739.10Laura Mc NultySWUnattached16751839.10Rhonda StrainSWUnattached16867740.37Lynette BarnettSW16967840.40Jean LairdW4017065142.35Liz McCarronW5017165342.35Catherine CraigW5017252945.00Veronica GibsonW4017353045.01T.J. GibJM17464647.41Joann DarraghSW17564547.42Laura DarraghJW17666756.17Sinead KellyW4017759556.18Harriet KilpatrickW50RESULTS: WHERE DID YOU COME IN THE RAPHOE COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTRE 5K? was last modified: July 15th, 2014 by John2Share 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:2014Ivan TonerRaphoe 5kResultslast_img read more

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Medicinal plant project for Limpopo

first_imgSocial responsibility programmes “This makes South Africa an attractive venture for companies seeking novel compounds for different applications, for example medical, agricultural, horticultural, or environmental.” SAinfo reporter and BuaNewsWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material The rights of local communities to control access to these medicinal plants. Conserving medicinal plants She said it was important to acknowledge that traditional medicinal practitioners were among the most knowledgeable people about medicinal plants in local communities. The Maila community had proposed the conservation of medicinal plants project. The rights of local communities to protect their indigenous knowledge and be appropriately compensated for any commercial use of their indigenous knowledge. “They have much to offer in identifying local conservation issues and the development of improved systems for managing medicinal plants,” the deputy minister said. 5 August 2010 Mabudafhasi said that traditional medicine was the preferred primary healthcare choice for about 70% of South Africa’s population, and that it has been an essential resource for human health from ancient times. Launching the project in Maila village outside Louis Trichardt on Tuesday, Deputy Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi said the project entails the establishment of a nursery, laboratory, guard house, medicinal plant garden and research centre, as well as the fencing of the whole facility. In 2006, the department embarked on a rigorous process of consulting with municipalities, communities and provincial departments, calling for project proposals within the mandate to be funded through the social responsibility programme of the department. “Conditions for conservation are greatly enhanced when the owners and stewards of medicinal plants receive equitable benefits arising from the use of these resources, and feel that they are properly compensated for the level of effort involved in their contributions.” In the context of medicinal plants, Mabudafhasi said equity entailed several major components, including: Where access has been granted, the rights of the local community to fairly negotiate and enter into material transfer and benefit sharing agreements regarding the sharing of benefits arising from the utilisation of their medicinal plants resources. The programme is implemented employing the Extended Public Works Programme principles of alleviating poverty and transferring of skills. “These medicinal plants are used to treat ailments such as coughs, headaches, urinary disorder, throat problems, ulcers, wounds, fever, constipation, cancer and high blood pressure,” Mabudafhasi said. “Many widely used products such as plant-based medicines and cosmetics produced by modern industries are derived from medicinal plants, and majority of them are indigenous and endemic to South Africa,” Mabudafhasi said. A R20-million medicinal plant conservation project in Limpopo is expected to advance the development, promotion and protection of natural resources in the province. Growing appreciation At the same time, she said there was a growing appreciation of the value of medicinal plants and their associated traditional knowledge by the modern industries, especially the pharmaceutical industry.last_img read more

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For respect

first_imgView comments MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte The Dyip are now parked near the top, along with the Batang Pier, just behind Phoenix’s 3-0 slate.And it looks like teams will be better off no longer looking past their Columbian matchup, which used to be a game opponents were eager to play.In registering their second upset, the Dyip got seven players scoring in double figures and played with unforgiving defense in the second half that proved to be key.Later in the night, defending four-time champion San Miguel Beer, displaying razor-sharp form for the second straight game, scored a thorough 105-93 thumping of Meralco.The Beermen peeled away from a tight first quarter with timely outside hits and the inside dominance of June Mar Fajardo and Christian Standhardinger and climbed up the standings at 2-1 while dealing the Bolts a second loss in three games.ADVERTISEMENT Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations 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 Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes ‘Golden Boy’ Oscar on Pacman: He is overwhelming, hardworkingcenter_img Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town LATEST STORIES “Hindi ko alam (I really don’t know),” he said, rather curtly.He was also very honest about what he really wants his Dyip to accomplish in the young PBA Philippine Cup, something which Columbian has more or less done after claiming another big fish in NorthPort on Friday night, 110-100, at Ynares Center here.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“What I have just been telling my players is that every game is important for us, because it is in every game where we can earn respect [from the field].”After rising to 2-1 and snapping NorthPort’s two-game winning streak, Columbian, which scored a 124-118 upset of four-time defending champion San Miguel Beer two weeks ago, has certainly made heads turn in the young conference. Marcio Lassiter hit five triples on the way to 25 points, with Fajardo and Arwind Santos completing double-doubles with a combined 32 points and 21 rebounds.Meanwhile, Rain or Shine also tries to stay undefeated when the Elasto Painters tangle with Barangay Ginebra in a Petron Saturday Special game slated at Calasiao Sports Complex in Pangasinan.The Painters opened up with a 96-87 win over NLEX two Fridays ago and will be trying to deal the Gin Kings a second consecutive defeat, with Ginebra coming off a 99-91 loss at the hands of the Beermen.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem ANTIPOLO—Johnedel Cardel gave out an honest answer when someone from the press asked him if his Columbian crew is for real.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img read more

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UCF To Big 12 Has A Supporter In Larry The Cable Guy

first_imgLarry the Cable Guy with a fellow die-hard Nebraska fan.Twitter/@gilgenastyThe Big 12 is looking at expansion, and everyone has an opinion about which teams the league should take. On Wednesday, Memphis native Justin Timberlake threw support behind his hometown Tigers. UCF’s answer may not be quite as big a name, but he’s a huge college football fan.Comedian Larry the Cable Guy, famous for his role in the “Blue Collar Comedy Tour,” is a Nebraska fan, but he also supports the UCF Knights, and would like to see the Big 12 add the Orlando program.This would be awesome! UCF would be a great addition. RT @PetertheNg: @GitRDoneLarry wanna throw some love for UCF to the @Big12Conference— Larry The Cable Guy (@GitRDoneLarry) July 28, [email protected]_Trotter Jake they’d be a great addition. 2 largest school in the country, also gives ya’ll another good warm weather stadium. Plus— Larry The Cable Guy (@GitRDoneLarry) July 28, 2016Having former Husker Scott Frost at the helm for the Knights doesn’t hurt [email protected]_Trotter with former Husker Scott Frost at the helm they’ll soon be doing great things.— Larry The Cable Guy (@GitRDoneLarry) July 28, 2016When asked about his UCF bonafides, Larry explained that he has done work with the program from his time as a Florida [email protected] @PetertheNg @Big12Conference I am. However I lived in Central fla for 20 years and did some studio stuff for them. Lotta friends.— Larry The Cable Guy (@GitRDoneLarry) July 28, 2016And of course, no discussion of Big 12 expansion is complete without a nice pot-shot at [email protected]_24 @chrisgb00 @PetertheNg @Big12Conference maybe they should quit playing like a mid major program! No offense.— Larry The Cable Guy (@GitRDoneLarry) July 28, 2016When stand-up comedians are weighing in on conference expansion for leagues that their teams are no longer in, we’ve officially hit realignment silly season. Please choose some teams soon, Big 12.last_img read more

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The Melt Up Millionaire Project Is Finally Here…

first_imgThe “Melt Up Millionaire” Project Is Finally Here… It’s the most ambitious project we’ve ever attempted… but you only have a limited time to get in. Take a look behind the curtain and see how Steve and his team plan to do it… here. — Recommended Link Recommended Link Here’s the thing about VanEck… It specializes in precious metals. Most of its assets are gold investments. And it runs some of the world’s largest gold funds. But now the company is making the jump into bitcoin. On August 11, VanEck filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for the VanEck Vectors Bitcoin Strategy ETF. The fund would initially invest in bitcoin futures contracts and trade on the Nasdaq. It’s no surprise VanEck is launching a bitcoin ETF. The cryptocurrency has vastly outperformed gold this year (see chart below). As you can see, bitcoin has crushed gold this year. Bitcoin is up 310% since January, while gold has gained only 11%. Don’t get me wrong. I like gold. I own it and suggest that my subscribers have a portion of their assets in gold. Yes, I think it has explosive potential. —Brian Have you started investing in the marijuana industry? Let us know how it’s going—or if you have any questions—right here.And more kind words for Doug’s recent essay on phyles… Fantastic reading, mind opener. “Once your mind has been stretched by a new idea it can never go back to its original dimension”. Mr. Casey keeps stretching my mind.—GertaAs always, we appreciate the feedback.We recently launched a website to help you discover and join a Casey Phyle in your area today. The goal is to bring like-minded people together in cities globally to do more of what they want to do in life. You can check it out right here. —center_img Teeka “Big T” Tiwari Editor, Palm Beach Confidential P.S. Tonight at 8 p.m. ET, I’ll be hosting a live Q&A session and sharing the top cryptos on my watch list… You can submit a question to me in advance right here. Plus, my team has set aside $100 worth of bitcoin per attendee. But you can only claim your stake if you attend tonight’s webinar. It starts in only a few hours, so click here to reserve your seat now. Reader Mailbag Regular Dispatch readers know we’ve been covering the massive opportunity in the marijuana industry over the past few months. And many of you are interested in learning more about the sector… Seriously thinking about it on a small scale to get my toe wet!—Connie But the global gold market is already worth $7 trillion. With a market that size, it just can’t compete with the profit potential of bitcoin. Bitcoin has a market cap of just $66 billion. It doesn’t have to displace gold to rise another 10 times from here. It just needs to become an alternative “chaos hedge,” and we could see bitcoin at $40,000 per coin. We’re already seeing bitcoin become a safe-haven asset in crisis-stricken countries like Venezuela, Greece, and Cyprus. People are turning to it to protect their wealth from inflationary government policies and capital controls. The smart operators at VanEck understand the potential of bitcoin. Not only is it a great investment, but it’s also a safe haven like gold. That’s why they are pushing ahead with their own ETF. Here’s what VanEck said about bitcoin: VanEck believes that the technology underlying digital assets, known as distributed ledger technology [blockchain], has tremendous potential to revolutionize finance and trade. Digital assets are an investable asset class in their own right and continue to be integrated into the broader economy. Don’t let all that high-minded talk fool you. The folks at VanEck see the upside potential in bitcoin. They know they can make millions in fees getting into the bitcoin ETF business early. I’m certain we’ll see more traditional asset managers like VanEck eagerly lining up to launch bitcoin ETFs. We don’t know whether the SEC will approve this ETF. But this is the latest evidence that bitcoin is becoming mainstream. As more people adopt bitcoin, we could see a price of $5,000 this year. We remain very bullish on bitcoin. You should own some today. Let the Game Come to You! TONIGHT: Your Chance to Claim $100 of Bitcoin During a live cryptocurrency Q&A tonight – Thursday, August 24 – you can claim $100 of Bitcoin… and ask expert Teeka Tiwari your most burning questions. He can’t give personalized advice, but he’ll answer any general questions you have – including which cryptos are on his watch list. Details here. I would like to learn more about investing in the marijuana market. —Bruno Justin’s note: If you’ve been reading the Dispatch over the last few months, you know that there’s a huge opportunity right now in cryptocurrencies. My colleague Teeka Tiwari, editor of Palm Beach Confidential, knows more about this space than anyone I know. In his essay below, he reveals the latest “mainstream moment” for bitcoin…By Teeka Tiwari, editor, Palm Beach Confidential VanEck is one of the biggest asset managers in the United States. The firm opened in 1955. And in 1968, it launched the VanEck International Investors Gold Fund (INIVX), the first U.S. gold fund. Today, VanEck’s exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have $30 billion in assets under management. That’s more than ETF issuers JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs, and Barclays. The company offers more than 50 ETFs. And it manages assets for over 400 institutions—including banks, pension funds, and endowments.last_img read more

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