Tough Warays bare fangs

Posted On Jan 18 2020 by

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Soon to rise: World-class training complex Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Jovielyn Prado unloaded 18 points as Tacloban drubbed Adamson-Akari, 25-21, 25-12, 25-22, on Sunday for its second win in a row in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre.Of her game-high output, the underrated smasher from NCAA champion team Arellano University spiked 15 and kill-blocked three, aside from making 10 excellent digs for the Fighting Warays.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Heather Guino-o and Mary Anne Esguerra added 13 and 10 points, respectively, for the Fighting Warays.Adamson put up a semblance of a fight late in the third when it led, 21-19, only to be met by Tacloban’s fiery 6-1 finish.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tacloban coach Nes Pamilar said the Fighting Warays are slowly getting used to his system.“We are practicing defense for the last two days, hopefully we continue to improve because our defensive lapses are our main concern,” said Pamilar.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissIndeed, Tacloban made things miserable for Adamson at the net, scoring 11 points off kill-blocks in the Lady Falcons’ maiden match of the conference.“Hopefully next time we fix our floor defense,” added Pamilar. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View commentslast_img read more


Sierra Leone Visiting Lecturer Underscores Importance of Leadership

Posted On Jan 14 2020 by

first_imgA Sierra Leonean lecturer visiting the Faith Foundation Organization in the ELWA Community, outside Monrovia, has challenged young people and others aspiring for leadership in their respective locales to practice in the home, community, and local organizations before going nationwide or global.Teddy Foday Musa, whose life sketch shows humble beginning and endurance in contending with life challenges says, “Leadership is about influence, and how one can get people to follow them, which is exactly what I am looking forward to and once we engage the participants, they would not be the same again, because they will take over ethics of leadership.”According to Mr. Musa, his aspiration to join the Faith Foundation Organization came when the organization was conducting an outreach sometimes last year in the United States on the importance of leadership. This was a time he had begun his leadership work since 2008 and had spoken to many Africans.He urged participants to exercise humility if their followers can trust and accept them because those following will be the direct replicas of a leader.  He said a leader’s success  is not measured by the wealth he/she gains, but how well he leads a group to meet the goals and objectives of an organization or group; whether family or community members.Leadership, Musa says, requires a preparation from various strata of orientations; parental, environmental, religious, and or academic, all of which help to brand a person’s character.He said because of the various orientations one needs to have, he/she cannot just grasp leadership with anxiety, but has to be prepared in an acceptable way and should be able to convince his/her followers by proving the capabilities and attributes of good leadership.Musa is currently a lecturer in the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies at Fourah Bay College. He is also a PhD candidate, pursuing his doctoral degree in Peace and Conflict Studies at the School of Post-graduate Studies–University of Sierra Leone.His contribution to Peace in Sierra Leone started way back in 1993 during the early days of the civil war. As a student at FBC in the 90s, he was a volunteer, working for an international organization known as the World Peace Prayers Society (WPPS).His contributions to peace during the Sierra Leonean civil war led him to be appointed the first Country Peace Representative by the World Peace Prayer Society (WPPS). He became the first country Peace Representative of the WPPS based in that country.The Faith Foundation’s conference also sees other inspiring speakers with records of accomplishment; one of who is Mohammed Sirhan, a Palestinian born refugee in the occupied West Bank.As a physically challenged person, Sirhan said: “I had raised funds for people with disability in Darfur, where I provided the Club with Wheelchairs, the sound system for the blind where they can hear the recording of books recorded by volunteers; I provided them Braille plates.”He implements a program that takes care of the disabled and activates and monitors the laws of the disabled; started changing the way people look at people with disability, modifying buildings to be accessible for the disabled; cooperating with the Arab Labor Organization and professional associations on decent work for people with disabilities.He Lectured in Turin Italy on disability and economic and social adjustment, Training of Trainers (TOT) in networking; advocacy with Handicap International, President of the Sarhan Association, one of the founders of the Arab Organization for the Rights of people with disability;  steering member of the Shadow Law group in Jordan regarding on Disabled Persons under the United Nations.He is an international classifier at IWBF the International Wheelchair Basketball Foundation and Vice president of the Future Club for Handicap 2008-2011.The Organizer for the leadership Conference is the Faith Foundation, a Charitable Based Non-Government Organization operating in Liberia / Africa. It was founded by Paul Sky Berry and His wife Mrs. Aminata Donia Berry in 2009 as a charity foundation with a focus to sponsor and empower underprivileged children from families in remote locations.He said Faith Foundation international speakers tailor the course and teach how to apply a perfect strategy for every manager/leader and occasion they may face.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


Issues and Answers – Local goes to Beijing, Bike Trip from Alaska to South America, and Trevor Bolin runs for Council

Posted On Jan 12 2020 by

first_imgHere is a summary of this week’s edition of Issues and Answers.Today on the show host Andrew Tylosky spoke with local swimmer Laura Jensen as she prepares for a trip to China for the Paralympic Games.Members of the Vogel Family stopped in to talk about the trip the 4 of them are taking from Alaska to South America. The trip is all on bicycle and they hope to finish in 2 1/2 years. For more on their adventure visit www.familyonbikes.org.Advertisement – Advertisement -Andrew also played an interview Moose FM’s Jon Zacks did with Trevor Bolin who recently announced he would run for City Council this fall.Join us next Monday at 9 am for the next edition of Issues and Answers live on Moose FM.(We apologize for the poor audio quality, we a had a bit of a technical glitch this morning) Listen Nowlast_img read more


European car firms doing well

Posted On Dec 28 2019 by

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant “The Europeans are already well-structured with diesel and smaller vehicles, whereas the Big Three had to quickly be forced to spend a little more attention on the passenger-car market,” said Michael Robinet, vice president of global vehicles forecasts with CSM Worldwide consultants. DaimlerChrysler said its 2005 profit rose 15 percent, to $3.3 billion, and beat expectations. Revenue rose 5 percent, to $177.6 billion. Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche has moved to cut costs and rein in expenses, announcing that 14,500 jobs – including 8,500 at Mercedes and 6,000 administrative positions worldwide – will go through 2009. “Our earnings are not where we want them to be,” he said. “We need to get to work.” Despite his stern assessment, European carmakers have seen good results, with profits up at Volkswagen AG and Renault and analysts predicting that BMW will have another strong year. FRANKFURT, Germany – European automakers are reporting stronger profits and keeping their aspirations focused on flashier models and new markets, even as U.S. car companies are slashing benefits and jobs amid sagging results and spiraling gas prices. For carmakers from Italy’s Fiat SpA to German-American DaimlerChrysler AG, profits are improving and sales solid – a stark contrast to the U.S., where Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Corp. have made major job cuts and are scaling back health care and pension plans. Analysts said European automakers are performing well because they’re beginning to exploit markets in Eastern Europe such as Russia and have done better fending off competition from Asian rivals such as Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co. While such companies as Volkswagen and Renault SA report improved sales and earnings, they have not had to contend with the same thorny issues that left their U.S. counterparts in such a bad way – including rising gas prices. Europeans have been used to high gas prices for years due to stiff taxes, and the use of more-efficient diesel models is widespread. Most European automakers are operating from a position of strength. They also don’t have the same legacy expenses, such as pension or health care costs, said Adam Jonas, a European auto analyst for Morgan Stanley in London. “Most of the Europeans are growing, at least in global terms,” he said, but he felt trying to compare U.S. and European automakers was looking at “pigs and oranges.” “Peugeot had a bad year but their sales volumes improved,” Jonas said. “GM and Ford are operating at about their break-even market share.” France’s PSA Peugeot Citroen, Europe’s second-largest automotive group, said tough competition caused a 37 percent drop in 2005 net profit, to $1.2 billion. BMW will announce its results March 15. Analysts predict annual earnings will have risen 14 percent, to about $1.2 billion. Fiat, meanwhile, earned 1.33 billion euros ($1.6 billion) in 2005, reversing a 1.63 billion euro loss a year earlier, as sales of its Alfa Brera, Panda Cross and Lancia Ypsilon Momo Design models increased. But the company also benefited from the $1.7 billion GM paid to dissolve their partnership. Stephen H. Cheetham, European auto analyst for Sanford C. Bernstein Ltd., warned that the company faces stiff competition from Renault, Peugeot and Toyota, and will have to struggle to recover the 12 percent of European auto volume lost in 2005. Auto executives say consumers are in need of new models to get their blood pumping and their wallets open. Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn unveiled a new product offensive to bolster sales by producing more luxurious and upscale models as part of the company’s wider plans to bring 26 new models to market by 2009. The goal was announced after Renault posted net profit of $3.9 billion in 2005, up 19 percent, while revenue rose 1.9 percent, to $48.9 billion. Similarly, Volkswagen, in the midst of a restructuring that could see 20,000 jobs eliminated over the next three years, reported strong results and plans to beef up its product line to lure new customers in Europe and in the U.S. The automaker reported a preliminary 2005 net profit of $1.3 billion, up 61 percent. Its full results are due March 7. VW brand chief Wolfgang Bernhard said the company plans to launch 20 new models within five years to appeal to new and existing customers. “Ten of them will be entirely new models,” he said. “We’re pushing forward on the product side.” He also introduced a new concept car – the “Concept A” – that combines elements of an SUV and a coupe. The first production model based on the design is likely to be sold in the first half of 2008 and will also be sold in the U.S. Jonas said the restructuring by VW and DaimlerChrysler are borne out of planning for the future, not the dire need to solve old problems like their U.S. counterparts. “They’re being done from a position of strength – strong balance sheets, positive earnings – and being led by managers who have U.S. experience,” he said. “They’re trying to make a pre-emptive strike. They’ve got breathing room.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more