Ramona Convent Secondary School Receives $100,000 Grant From Shea Properties

first_img Make a comment Herbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Shea Properties announced today that they have awarded a $100,000 grant to Ramona Convent Secondary School, a private college preparatory school for young women grades 9-12 in Alhambra, California. The generous donation will provide for significant technology improvements to the school, including the installation of Wi-Fi across the campus and in classrooms.“Shea Properties is honored to support the students and staff of Ramona Convent Secondary School through this technology grant,” said Andres Friedman, Vice President of Acquisitions and Development at Shea Properties. “This grant will maximize the resources and learning tools used to provide the best possible education and promote academic excellence.”“Technology is a necessity in the curriculum offered to today’s students,” said Sister Kathleen Callaway, SNJM President of Ramona Convent Secondary School. “It is not simply about having more devices in the classroom but about using them effectively as a tool to enhance student learning. We are grateful for the donation from Shea Properties and for the educational advantage it will provide for our students and faculty.”Previous education related investments by Shea Properties in the city of Alhambra include donations to All Souls: Chinese and Spanish Language Immersion School to help with building and classroom improvements.Shea Properties is building a new mixed-use retail and apartment project, Alhambra Place. Located on Main and Garfield in the heart of downtown Alhambra, the project began construction on the 140,000-square-feet of specialty retail and dining space in the fall of 2014 and is expected to reach completion in the summer of 2015. The apartments will begin construction in the spring of 2015 with first units scheduled to be available in the fall of 2016.Ramona Convent Secondary School, 1701 W. Ramona Rd., Alhambra, (626) 282-4151 or visit www.ramonaconvent.org.Shea Properties (Southern California), 130 Vantis, Suite 200, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656 (949) 389-7000 or visit www.sheaproperties.com.About Shea PropertiesShea Properties, headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, is a diversified real estate company responsible for the acquisition, design, development, construction and management of business parks, shopping centers, apartment communities and mixed-use environments. Since beginning operations in 1977, annual revenues have grown steadily to more than $250 million, while the overall value of the portfolio has grown to more than $3 billion. Shea Properties owns and operates approximately 6,500 apartment units and 5 million square feet of office, industrial and retail space in California and Colorado. Currently, Shea Properties has nearly $1 billion in development projects underway. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Education Ramona Convent Secondary School Receives $100,000 Grant From Shea Properties From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 | 11:42 amcenter_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stufflast_img read more

The Adria Hotel Forum will be held in Zagreb in less than a month

first_imgThis year’s AHF is attended by: Eighth in a row  Adria Hotel Forum  (AHF) will be held from 18 to 19.2. at the Hilton Garden Inn in Zagreb. – Markus Lehnert, Vice President of Development, Marriott Internatinal- Stefan Trienen, Head of Research for DACH, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Google- Jordi Sanchis, Director of Development for Southern, Eastern and Central Europe, Melia HotelsInternational- Dilek Sezer, Development Director for South East Europe, Accor Hotels Services- James Chappell, Global Business Director, Horwath HTL- Jason Wischhoff, Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Benihana / MinorInternational–  Frederic Le Fichoux, partner, Cushman & Wakefieldte many others. Early bird registrations are available for another three days. You can register via of this link, and the whole PROGRAMME and more information is available at službenim stranicama konferencije.center_img The participants of the conference are mostly members of the management boards of hotel companies, hotel owners and directors, investors, consultants, bankers, lawyers and other experts. This year, the Forum brings together international panelists who will discuss current industry topics such as: “The future of the hotel industry – what is our plan for the next 10 years? Or is it more realistic to plan 5 years in advance? ”,“ Overview of hotel performance – from global to local ”,“ Developing projects in the region – are we developing fast enough? ”,“ How investors and asset managers perceive Southeast Europe, which countries attract investment and why ”, but will also discuss many other interesting topics during the two days of the conference.last_img read more

England women looking to take good form north of the border

first_img2 Aug 2019 England women looking to take good form north of the border Tags: Girls’ Home International, women’s home international Women’s Home InternationalsEngland will be looking to go one better than last year when they finished runners-up to Scotland at Ballybunion in Ireland.The PlayersLianna Bailey, 22 (Kirby Muxloe, Leicestershire) won the 2018 St Rule Trophy at St Andrews and finished second in the same event this year. She represented England in this year’s European Team Championship and was a member of the team that finished runners-up to Scotland in the 2018 Women’s Home Internationals in Ireland.Ellen Hume, 19 (Mill Green, Hertfordshire) beat Lily May Humphreys in the final of this year’s English Women’s Amateur Championship at Saunton and has also won the West of England Championship and the Faldo Series England Girls’ Championship this summer. She will be making her debut for England at Downfield.Lily May Humphreys, 17 (Stoke by Nayland, Essex) has been in sparkling form this season winning the Welsh and Irish Stroke Play titles and the Annika Invitational Europe as well as finishing runner-up at the English Women’s Amateur Championship. She played on last year’s Home International team and has since represented GB & I in the Vagliano Trophy and England at the European Ladies’ Team Championship.Mimi Rhodes, 17 (Burnham and Berrow, Somerset) reached the quarter-final of the Women’s Amateur Championship at Royal Co. Down and was eighth in the German Girls’ Open and ninth in the Annika Invitational Europe. Represented England in the European Girls’ Team Championship where she was fourth in the individual competition. Rhodes was part of the winning English team in last year’s Girls’ Home Internationals in Ireland.Emily Toy, 21 (Carylon Bay, Cornwall) won the New South Wales Stroke Play Championship in Australia at the start of the year and has since claimed the biggest title of her career at the Women’s Amateur Championship at Royal Co. Down where she beat New Zealand’s Amelia Garvey in the final.Isobel Wardle, 19 (Prestbury, Cheshire) won this season’s Comboy Leveret and was second at the Welsh Ladies’ Open Stroke Play, third at the St Rule Trophy, fourth at the Portuguese International Ladies’ and fifth at the Spanish International Ladies’. She also reached the quarter-final at the English Women’s Amateur and the last 16 at the Women’s Amateur Championship.Amelia Williamson, 19 (Royal Cromer, Norfolk) won the recent Chiberta Grand Prix in France and was third at the Critchley Astor Salver and seventh at the Dutch International Junior Open. Followed that up by sharing 11th place behind Hewson at the European Amateur at Parkstone. She was part of the winning English team at last year’s Girls’ Home International team in Ireland. Girls’ Home InternationalsEngland will be bidding to defend the trophy they won last year in Ireland.The PlayersJessica Baker, 16 (Gosforth Park Ladies, Northumberland) reached the semi-finals of this year’s English Women’s Amateur Championship before being beaten by Lily May Humphreys. She also produced a last day charge to finish in a share of third place at the English Girls’ Open Amateur and was tied second at the Comboy Scratch Cup and tied fifth at The Leveret. Represented England in the European Girls’ Team Championship.Rosie Belsham, 17 (Whitley Bay, Northumberland) was another member of the English team at the European Girls’ Team Championship. She won the girls’ event at this year’s Fairhaven Trophy, was eighth at the German Girls’ Open and ninth at the Irish Girls’ Stroke Play.Ellie Gower, 16 (Gleneagles) also represented England at the European Girls’ Team Championship. She was third in both the Scottish Girls’ Open and the Fairhaven Trophy and also sixth at the Irish Women’s Open Stroke Play.Charlotte Heath, 17 (Huddersfield, Yorkshire) was a member of the winning team at last year’s Girls’ Home Internationals and also represented her country in the European Girls’ Team Championship. She was tied fourth in the Welsh Ladies’ Open, sixth at the English Girls’ Open Amateur Championship and eighth in the German Girls’ Open.Thalia Kirby, 18 (Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire) was ninth in the girls’ event at the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters and had top-20 finishes in both the Scottish Women’s Open and the Welsh Ladies’ Open Stroke Play. She also reached the third round of the English Women’s Amateur.Issy Simpson, 17 (Roehampton, Surrey) was second at both the Scottish Girls’ Open and the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters. She qualified for the match play stage of the English Women’s Amateur Championship.Caitlin Whitehead, 16 (Carus Green, Cumbria) recently finished second at the English Girls’ Open Amateur Championship. She was a member of the winning English team at last year’s Girls’ Home Internationals and also represented her country at this year’s European Girls’ Team Championship. She won last year’s European Young Masters title and the individual event at the Asia Pacific Junior Championship in Hong Kong.Photo: Credit Vicki Head. Pictured Emily Toy. England Golf has announced its teams for the Women’s Home Internationals and the Girls’ Home Internationals to be played at Downfield Golf Club, Scotland on Wednesday, 7 – Friday, 9 August.last_img read more

Film tells story of Muhammad Ali’s draft fight

first_imgIn this May 25, 1965 file photo, heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali stands over fallen challenger Sonny Liston in Lewiston, Maine. (AP Photo/John Rooney, File)“I don’t have to be what you want me to be,” Ali is shown telling reporters the morning after his first fight with Sonny Liston in 1964, when he announced to the world he was a follower of the Nation of Islam.Boxing fans were already wary of his involvement with the Black Muslim movement, but he became a pariah to even more when he refused induction to the Army at the height of the Vietnam War as a conscientious objector, famously saying, “I ain’t got no quarrel with the Viet Cong.”Banned from boxing and facing five years in prison, he spent three prime fighting years on the sideline while the courts debated what to do with him. Once the heavyweight champion of the world, he became a speaker on college campuses to make a living and keep his cause before the public.“You’re talking about a man being hit with the war situation and taking a stand along with his involvement with the Nation of Islam. It was new turf,” said Khalilah Camacho-Ali, his wife at the time, who is interviewed in the film. “He was comfortable making his decisions, but the thing that was hard to bear was whether he would fight again. It didn’t look like a hopeful battle.”Ali would eventually win the battle, and go on to not only regain the heavyweight title but become the most famous athlete of his time. The U.S. Supreme Court finally took up his case and reversed his conviction on a technicality in 1971 in a decision that surprised some considering the tenor of the times.The decision itself is also the subject of a drama that airs Saturday night on HBO. “Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight” uses actors including Christopher Plummer, Ed Begley, Jr. and Peter Gerety to play Supreme Court justices, but Ali himself is taken from the clips of the era at his oratorical best.“Why tell his story when he tells it himself?” said Shawn Slovo, the movie’s writer.But tell a story the HBO movie does, though some liberties are taken for entertainment’s sake. Among them are the justices being shown at one point gathering in the basement of the Supreme Court building to watch sex movies for a case before them on pornography, and a clerk smoking marijuana in a court bathroom.It’s surprisingly engrossing, though, for a movie that revolves almost entirely around the legal process inside the court building. At the center of it is a clerk for Justice John Harlan II, who convinces him to switch his vote so that Ali’s conviction would be overturned on a technicality and he would not have to go to prison.The movie and the documentary aren’t related except that they both feature Ali. They do, however, share funny clips from when Ali — complete with big Afro and beard — is shown singing in the 1969 Broadway musical “Buck White.” A man had to make a living, but Ali’s days as an actor were numbered when the play closed after seven performances.Camacho-Ali, who was married to Ali from 1967-77, said she never gave up hope during her husband’s dark period that he would be allowed to fight again, though Ali himself had his doubts.“My frame of mind was more positive than his was and it helped keep him afloat,” she said. “The best thing for Ali at the time was to keep him focused on his family life. That’s all we had to work with.”Camacho-Ali hasn’t seen her former husband — now married to his fourth wife, Lonnie — since they both attended Joe Frazier’s funeral in 2011. But she still feels protective of Ali, who she had four children with, and believes the documentary is a way of educating people to the times they lived in and what they went through.“I’m tired of people giving the wrong information,” she said. “You’re talking about one of the most famous people in recent history. The facts should be correct.” This undated publicity photo provided by HBO shows Frank Langella, left, and Christopher Plummer in a scene from “Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight,” directed by Stephen Frears. The drama about the Supreme Court decision on the boxer’s conscientious objector status, debuts Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, on HBO and stars Plummer, Langella and Benjamin Walker. (AP Photo/HBO, Jojo Whilden) In this June 19, 1967 file photo, heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali has a “no comment” as he is confronted by newsmen as he leaves the Federal Building in Houston during a recess in his trial for refusing induction to the army. (AP Photo/Ed Kolenovsky, File)by Tim DahlbergAP Sports ColumnistHe is now so much a part of the nation’s social fabric that it’s hard to comprehend a time when Muhammad Ali was more reviled than revered.Barely past the opening credits of a new documentary about Ali, though, we get a glimpse of how many Americans felt about him during a tumultuous time in the country’s history.center_img In this Feb. 25, 1968 file photo, former heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali addresses a gathering at a Black Muslim convention in Chicago. Seated behind Ali is Elijah Muhammad, leader of the Nation of Islam. (AP Photo/File)“I find nothing amusing or interesting or tolerable about this man,” television host David Susskind said, nearly spitting his words out in a 1968 broadcast as Ali looked on. “He’s a disgrace to his country, his race, and what he laughably describes as his profession.”The scene in “The Trials of Muhammad Ali” — now playing in selected theaters — is then juxtaposed with one of President George W. Bush giving Ali the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005. From draft-dodging pariah to hero, Ali’s long and sometimes painful journey was finally complete.For those who didn’t live in the time and are only faintly aware of the tale, it is a remarkable one. For those who grew up in the era and know well Ali’s impact on a country just beginning to come to terms with race relations, it’s a refresher course, complete with clips of Ali at his bombastic — and to some, scary — best.last_img read more

Authorities Investigating Whether Proposed Casino Boat is Legal

first_imgBy John BurtonATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – The simmering controversy over whether to allow a casino boat to operate out of the municipally operated harbor may be rendered moot by a more than a decade-old state law.Lisa Spengler, a spokesperson for the Division of Gaming Enforcement in the state’s Office of the Attorney General Office, said in an email, the division received four inquiries concerning the proposal and its legality.Local residents voice their opinion about the gambling boat proposal in Atlantic Highlands.The division’s director has assigned a deputy attorney general to work with the state Department of Criminal Justice and the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, according to Spengler.“The matter is being reviewed by those parties guided by state and federal laws,” she said in the email.The issue arose after a heavily attended July 10 municipal Harbor Commis­sion meeting. During the meeting a large number of residents voiced their objection to a proposal to operate a casino cruise out of the harbor. After the session a few residents recalled state legislation, dating back to 1999, which appears to prevent this type of operation.The bill, A-983, was sponsored by then-assemblymen Kenneth C. Lefevre and Francis J. Blee, Republicans who represented the 2nd District in Atlantic County. Neither man is still in office.The law, which remains on the books, states, “The purpose of this bill is to prohibit what are commonly referred to as ‘cruises to nowhere,’ vessels that embark and disembark from any point within the State for the sole purpose of conducting offshore gambling activities in waters within the State, the waters within three miles of the New Jersey coast, or in waters beyond the three-mile limit.”The statute does acknowledge that federal law permits cruises beyond the 3-mile limit, “but allows states to prohibit gambling cruises that embark and disembark within a state.”There is an exception contained in the law, exempting ships registered in the U.S. or a foreign country, traveling to another state, a foreign nation or a U.S. possession, “up to the point of first entry into New Jersey waters.”The bill, P.L.1999, c.263, became law Oct. 26, 1999, with then-Gov. Christine Todd Whitman’s signature.Steven J. Corodemus, the attorney representing the harbor commission, referred ques­tions to the Harbor Com­mission Chairwoman Jane Frotton, who, on Tues­day, said: “We’re looking into it. That’s all I can tell you at this point.”Alvin Shuman, president of Diamond Casino Cruise, LLC, Myrtle Beach, S.C., is a principal in Casino Royal, LLC. The company would like to operate a 180-foot, three-tier boat out of the harbor that could transport more than 300 passengers two times daily year-round past the 3-mile state limit to gamble and drink. Discus­sions at the commission meeting earlier this month included talk about the possibility of providing such services as valet parking or off-site parking with shuttle buses to the harbor.Area residents have mounted a campaign to oppose the plan, believing it would attract an undesirable element, cause parking and traffic congestion, and bring disruptive crowds and even crime to the borough.Frotton told the crowd at the July 10 meeting the harbor commission would thoroughly investigate before offering its view on the Casino Royal proposal.A call to Glenn O’Connell, a lawyer representing Casino Royal, and calls to Shuman seeking comment were not returned.last_img read more

Mates pound Hour Glass in Flag Football showdown

first_imgThe showdown didn’t live up to its original billing.Dam Inn Mates scored early and often en route to crushing Nelson Hour Glass 34-6 in West Kootenay Men’s Flag Football League action Sunday at the Mount Sentinel Field.The game was billed as a showdown between the league’s two undefeated teams.Mates quarterback Kelly Voykin had an easy time picking apart the Hour Glass defence, connecting with four touchdown passes to Ryan Boisvert, Kyle Niminiken, Jesse Lucas and John Parker. Voykin also rushed for a major score while connecting fror two single-point conversions. The only blemish on Voykin’s was an interception.On the defensive side of the ball Nate Fedorchuk had three interceptions while Jesse lucas registered on sack for a safety.In the other game, the Brewers blasted the Castlegar Vikings in a battle of the two cellar dwellers.Action resumes Sunday at Mount Sentinel with Brewers meeting Hour Glass at 11 a.m. and Vikings playing undefeated Dam Inn Mates at 1 p.m.The Mates/Vikings contest is a rematch of last year’s league final won by Dam Inn.last_img read more

Flightlessness Evolved Four Times

first_imgAn article on Science Daily claims that the famous flightless birds – African ostriches, Australian cassowaries and emus, New Zealand kiwis and South American rheas – are unrelated.  There was no flightless common ancestor.  They lost their ability to fly independently, scientists say, because of “parallel evolution.”    This would also mean that emus are more closely related to flying birds than they are to ostriches – even though they resemble ostriches.  A conventional evolutionary idea is a casualty of this view.  “Previously,” the article explains, “the ratites [including emus] were used as a textbook example of vicariance, a term that describes the geographical division of a single species, resulting in two or more very similar sub-groups that can then undergo further evolutionary change and eventually become very distinct from one another.”  This flightless ancestor was thought to inhabit an ancient continent named Gondwana (see 09/08/2008), which split into Africa, South America, Australia and New Zealand.  Its descendants evolved into their characteristic forms, the textbooks said.    The new genetic analysis (part of the NSF “Assembling the Tree of Life” Project) suggested to evolutionists that flying birds flew to the new continents after the breakup of Gondwana, and lost their flying abilities independently.  That raises new questions, the article said: “For example, why did these birds evolve into such similar organisms in such different environments?”  They did not even think to ask such a thing before now.  “But nobody would have asked that question without the type of data we’ve collected, which raises the question in the first place.”Flightlessness is a loss of function – a downward trend – that is easier to explain than flight, a gain of function.  Even so, notice how evolutionary theory and geological speculation about millions of years led scientists down a primrose path to folly.  It was not the data that led to the textbook evolutionary view: it was the absence of data.    One needs to ask of what value evolutionary theory was in the first place.  Why does one need to even continue thinking Darwinly after so many upsets?  The remarkable similarity of emus and ostriches (despite their genes) might lead an independent thinker (not drunk on Dar-wine) to propose that they were independently created.  If science is supposed to follow the evidence, why not at least consider the possibility?(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Proteas prepare for Pakistan tests

first_imgSOUTH AFRICAN TEST SQUAD Dangerous opponentSouth Africa go into the two test series as the clear leaders in the ICC’s test rankings, well clear of second placed England and India. While Pakistan is ranked only sixth, they thoroughly outplayed England at the beginning of 2012 in Dubai, winning the test series 3-0, by 10 wicket, 72 and 71 run margins. 8 October 2013 Smith, a 110-test veteran, has admitted that he feels like a rookie again after his time out of the side. However, he recently told the media that his drive to play remains as strong as ever. “When you have been captain from the age of 22 and helped to develop a team, you want to see it through,” he said. “I’m really just excited to be back in test cricket to be honest. South Africa hasn’t played in seven months and everyone is geared up for the series.” “We expect the wickets to spin. We expect the worst in that regard, and Ajmal and how we handle him could be the key to the tour.” Previously, when South Africa and Pakistan met on similar wickets in the Abu Dhabi in late 2010, Ajmal was a non-factor, picking up only three wickets at an average of 65.66 in two tests. Smith will be hoping for more of the same. The Proteas begin their summer with a tour of the United Arab Emirates to face Pakistan. The test series, which starts on 14 October, will see the return of South African captain Graeme Smith after six months on the sidelines with an ankle injury. JP DuminyJP Duminy is set to return to the test team after close to a year out because of injury. “I’m quite happy to be starting back in,” Duminy said after the Proteas’ training session in Sharjah on Monday. The Proteas met Pakistan earlier this year in South Africa, winning the three test series 3-0. However, the vastly different conditions in the UAE renders that result almost meaningless in assessing the forthcoming series. England struggled against Pakistan spinners Saeed Ajmal and Abdur Rehman, who claimed 43 wickets between them at an average of only 15.6. Smith, though, reckoned the Proteas are better prepared than England to take on the challenges posed by the Pakistani slow bowlers. South Africa’s first outing will be against Pakistan A in a three-day game, starting on Tuesday. Proven playersLuckily for Domingo, he has an experienced squad filled with players who have proved their ability in the spin-friendly conditions of Asia previously, including not only batsmen like Smith, Duminy, Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers and Jacques Kallis, but fast bowlers like Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel. For coach Russell Domingo, it will be his first test series in charge of the Proteas. He has big shoes to fill, taking over from Gary Kirsten, who took South Africa to the number one ranking in the five-day format of the game, and then well clear of the other test-playing nations in the ICC rankings. On both of their most recent tours of India, in 2008 and 2010, the Proteas, who were not number one at the time, recorded innings victories to prove they have the weaponry to compete effectively in sub-continental conditions. ‘We understand’“We understand the style of cricket we want to play. We understand how to be successful in different conditions. “I watched the series. The ball spun a bit, but I thought England weren’t as mentally prepared as they could have been,” Smith said. Winning against the talented, but sometimes inconsistent Pakistanis will be a tough challenge, but it’s similar to some South Africa has faced in recent years and emerged from with honour. Graeme Smith, Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers, Jean-Paul Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Jacques Kallis, Rory Kleinveldt, Morne Morkel, Alviro Petersen, Robin Peterson, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Thami Tsolekilelast_img read more

Christian Standhardinger happy for Andray Blatche, questionable for 6th Fiba window

first_imgChristian Standhardinger. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Christian Standhardinger begged off from national team duties ahead of the Philippines’ next matches against Qatar and Kazakhstan in the second round of the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers.San Miguel’s star big man cited his knee injury that has bugged him for the past year as to why he would like to be removed from the team and also to make room for former NBA player Andray Blatche to be Gilas’ Pilipinas naturalized player.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Standhardinger was also a pivotal part of the Philippine national team that won the gold in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games and he took part in the Fiba 3×3 World Cup, that the country hosted, despite his knee injury.The Filipino-German center/forward then, played under Yeng Guiao in the 2018 Asian Games before once again teaming up with the fiery head coach in the Iran game in the second round of the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers.Still, Standhardinger said that he’d be ready in case Gilas calls.“”If they need me, everybody knows they can call me up,” said Standhardinger, who had 26 points, six rebounds, three steals, and two blocks against the Gin Kings. “I played injured or not injured but right now I’m very happy that they Blatche and he will carry it.”“Blatche is a great basketball player. I’m focusing on my knee and San Miguel now.”ADVERTISEMENT “To be honest with you guys, you can see my knee is recovering but I have to build strength now so I’m happy that Blatche is now part of the pool because he’s a great basketball player,” said Standhardinger, who is part of the 14-man pool as the backup naturalized player.The 2017 top overall pick was fresh off leading the Beermen to a 99-91 win over Barangay Ginebra in the PBA Philippine Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum when he publicly stated that he would want to be temporarily relieved of his national team responsibilities.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 starsStandhardinger, however, has been a dutiful soldier for Gilas having donned the Philippines’ colors even before he got to the PBA.Even when he was still with Hongkong Eastern, the 6-foot-8 Standhardinger eagerly represented the Philippines in the 2017 William Jones Cup and in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup wherein he replaced Blatche as Gilas’ naturalized player when the former Brooklyn Net pulled out of the game against Lebanon due to security concerns. Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations MOST READ US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Oil plant explodes in Pampanga towncenter_img 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 ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Elina Svitolina beats Madison Keys, faces Naomi Osaka in Australian Open quarterfinal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

7 Things Business Blogging Does [Plus a Free EBook]

first_img Make no mistake about it. My business blog started out as a means for my agency to tell the world how we think differently about Media, Marketing, Advertising and Communications. Over the years, this has attracted many world-class clients, speaking engagements, a book offer and many other amazing and interesting business opportunities. So, while it is not a place where we shills our wares, it is a place that is directly tied to our overall business objectives/strategy. It consistently delivers a very solid ROI to our bottom line (take that, you Social Media measurement naysayers!). HubSpot  research, companies that have taken up attract 55% more website visitors than non-blogging companies. to create a a 7. Blogging = Exhaust Valve Topics: 5. Blogging = Business Who’s Blogging What expertise from some of the best bloggers on the web.  The ebook includes advice and commentary from blogging experts including , new 24 page ebook that provides business blogging 6. Blogging = Sharing , Joe Pulizzi 4. Blogging = Relationships In using your Blog as a platform for your critical thinking, you will quickly start uncovering new and interesting business models and ideas for how you can push your industry forward or how it can/should be thinking differently. Writing a Blog, reading the comments and feedbacking into them is the ultimate Petri dish for ideation and innovation. as well as others.  As we prepare for 2011, it is important that business that are actively blogging or are planning to start a blog understand best practices as well as tips and tricks to save time and boost productivity. business blogging If everything else went away (the readers, the comments, the community, the feedback), Blogging was (and still is) an amazing place to think about an issue or news item and work through it. I liken myself as a Media Hacker. A Blog is a great place for anyone to be a Hacker of whatever it is that they love. If you don’t believe me, then just watch Seth Godin and Tom Peters in this video:  Blogging Still Matters… Now More Than Ever.center_img 2. Blogging = Ideation According to Originally published Dec 2, 2010 2:00:00 PM, updated October 20 2016 Download the the free ebook 3. Blogging = Tinkering Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack It’s not about sitting in the dark recesses of your basement as you tinker away with words and thoughts. It’s about using this platform to connect. It’s about real interactions with real human beings. Some of my best friends are people that I would not have otherwise met were it not for Six Pixels of Separation (the Blog, not the concept). If you Blog, step out into the physical world. Meet other Bloggers. Share, learn and collaborate with them. Mitch Joel As each day passes, I like Charlene Li’s latest book, Open Leadership, more and more (her first book, Groundswell rocks as well). Many people think that Social Media is all about the conversation and engaging in the conversation. I believe what makes any media “social” is the ability to share it. To help you to open up. Not only can you share the concepts by telling your peers and friend about a Blog, but everybody shares in the insights as well. It has changed/evolved our corporate culture. A Blog makes you think more about how you can share your content, your thoughts and why others may want to work/connect to you. A great Blog is great because the Blogger actually cares and loves to create content. If it’s forced, if it’s your “job,” then the passion rarely comes through. The biggest lesson I have learned in my seven years of Blogging is that my blog is my exhaust valve. After working a full day with clients and their many challenges, my Blog is my playground. It’s the place where I can let off some textual steam. Make your Blog your exhaust valve. Caution: be careful that you’re not Blogging simply to blow off angry steam. The steam and exhaust I am talking about is the pent up energy of passion that I have from doing what I love to do. HubSpot has partnered with Jeff Ente of Check out a sample section of the ebook contributed by Mitch Joel: Tamar Weinberg Business Blogging : Better Business Blogging in 2011 1. Blogging = Critical Thinking The ideas and critical thinking are not always one hundred percent final. Blogging allows you to tinker with ideas. To work at them (like a complex mathematical formula). Slowly, over time, you start realizing how wrong you were, how visionary you were and how much further you still have to go.last_img read more