Coming off a 119-114 win against Dallas Mavericks, the Warriors anticipate the return of DeMarcus Cousins in Friday’s upcoming game against Los Angeles Clippers. How Steve Kerr fits Boogie into the team’s lineup could ultimately depend on how the Dubs perform against the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday.“It was stupefying how good they were on defense,” columnist Dieter Kurtenbach tells Warriors beat writer Logan Murdock about Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala’s second half on Sunday night against …
“Because of my will to win, I never settled on my past successes,” says entrepreneur Linda Ben. “Once I became the best at what I did, I moved on and found new challenges. Since then I have not looked back.”Independent and determined, Play Your Part Ambassador Linda Ben is the founder and owner of project management consultancy Leshaua’s, a mentor to young women, and served as the 2014 national president of Junior Chamber International, a global network of active citizens committed to creating change in their communities.Born and bred in the rural Eastern Cape, Linda was raised by strong and equally independent parents, who she credits for her charisma. This strength came through in her matric year, when she took her future in her own hands.“Not knowing what to do after matric and determined not to spend my life wasting away, I went to a nearby bank in Queenstown and asked to speak to the manager,” she recalls in Kasi News.Wearing her school uniform and extremely nervous, she was not taken seriously by the bank staff. But she persevered.“When the manager arrived I told him: ‘This is my final year of high school. I am determined to make something of my life and would like to work here as soon as I have completed my final exams.’”There was a silence, and then the manager responded. “Well then, go and write your exams. I will see you once they are done.” This, Ben says, was the beginning.After a year at the bank she asked for a transfer and moved to Johannesburg to further her education, “with nothing but a bag full of clothes and a dream to make it,” she says. And make it she did, being named the bank’s Employee of the Month several times in a row.Ben then resigned to manage a new restaurant in trendy Newtown, and was soon profiled in the Sowetan newspaper as one of the youngest black women in the restaurant management business.“For me, that was a highlight on my journey to break stereotypes in male-dominated areas, and I was humbled as I represented all women,” she says.Watch Linda Ben discuss entrepreneurship in the UN Economic and Social Council and International Labour Organisation video conversation “Inspiring and Educating Young Entrepreneurs”. Ben’s contribution begins at the five-minute mark:“My journey did not stop there and I soon came across many more challenges. Because of my will to win, I never settled on my past successes. Once I became the best at what I did, I moved on and found new challenges. Since then I have not looked back.”Today, Ben holds a National Diploma in Management from Wits Technikon and a B-Tech degree in Business Administration from the University of Johannesburg. She majored in management and financial management. Her extensive experience in customer relations and services allows her business, Leshaua’s, to flourish.In addition to running her business, Ben has a passion for developing the youth in her community. She is a long-term member of Junior Chamber International, or JCI, which she has served as 2011 Sandton Local President and 2014 National President.JCI is a community of young active citizens aged between 18 and 40 who share a belief that in order to create lasting positive change, people must empower themselves so they are able to empower other people. Opportunities at JCI include individual growth, business exposure and community development.“My raw experience of Joburg has remained with me and has crafted the woman I am,” Ben says. “Growing up, I did not understand why young girls sought definition from older men, and exchanged their value for lunch or pocket money.“I was taught to work hard and to take ownership of my own success. This is embedded in every decision that I make.“Since then, I have decided to mentor young girls. It helps when one has someone to send a ‘please call me’ to, or someone willing to help you find your first job, because not everyone is lucky enough to have an upbringing like mine.”
Chot Reyes. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAfter Gilas Pilipinas got away with wins that looked far from pretty, coach Chot Reyes knows it highlighted how much work the team needs in the Fiba World Cup 2019 Asian Qualifying series.The national team gets another three months to get it all done—whether it’s adjusting to the tournament’s new home-and-away format or making sure that naturalized player Andray Blatche stays fit for action.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) chair emeritus Manny V. Pangilinan noted that Gilas’ three-week training, clearly, wasn’t enough.“If we are going to get serious against Australia, we have got to give enough time for the team to jell,” said Pangilinan.Part of that preparation should be getting Blatche on board early, said Reyes, as the 31-year-old got criticized for his sluggish showing.“The key is to get him to practice more than five days,” said Reyes, after Blatche flew in late due to commitments in China. “We can’t teach everything in five days. Or you might be able to teach everything, but to actually practice it, run it, make it instinct, you can’t get that in five days.”Blatche had a measly six points on a 2-of-9 shooting plus six turnovers against Taipei, but had 14 rebounds and five blocks. Reyes got a big boost, however, from June Mar Fajardo’s 17 points off the bench on top of eight rebounds, two assists and a couple of blocks.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Jarata replicates Palawan tennis 3-peat Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 City CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion LATEST STORIES “It’s simply a matter of them (players) getting used to it mentally and physically,” said Reyes.Gilas struggled pulling off victories over Japan ( 77-71) last Friday in Tokyo and Chinese Taipei (90-83) Monday night in Manila in the first window of Group B action.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSo despite the 2-0 start, Reyes expects things to get harder when the Philippines takes on powerhouse Australia in the second window on Feb. 22, 2018 in Adelaide.“It’s going to be three months so there won’t be any kind of momentum that’s going to be built,” said Reyes. “But it armed us a lot of knowledge about ourselves. Hopefully, things to work on and learn.” Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View comments
Director of the Epidemiological Research and Data Analysis Unit (ERDAU) at the Ministry of Health, Dr. Andriene Grant, tells JIS News that focus is being placed on research in four main areas – oral health; intentional and unintentional injuries; non-communicable diseases (NCDs), featuring cancers; and family planning. Research in critical areas of health, which have the potential to inform Government policy, will be showcased at the 2018 National Health Research Conference from November 22 to 23. The two-day event will take place at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown Kingston. Research in critical areas of health, which have the potential to inform Government policy, will be showcased at the 2018 National Health Research Conference from November 22 to 23.The two-day event will take place at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown Kingston.Director of the Epidemiological Research and Data Analysis Unit (ERDAU) at the Ministry of Health, Dr. Andriene Grant, tells JIS News that focus is being placed on research in four main areas – oral health; intentional and unintentional injuries; non-communicable diseases (NCDs), featuring cancers; and family planning.She notes that other high-quality research findings outside of the focus areas will be considered.Dr. Grant says that the four areas of emphasis seek to address the leading causes of sickness and death in Jamaica.The objective is to provide important information about disease trends and risk factors, outcomes of treatment or public-health interventions, patterns of care, and the use and cost of healthcare.“We are trying to emphasise that these areas place a great burden on the health system in terms of morbidity and mortality, and with individuals understanding their role in prevention, there can be less drain on the health system,” Dr. Davis argues.She notes that in the case of NCDs, for example, heightening awareness of risk can help to reduce and prevent illnesses.“If we look at our risk factors… some of these conditions could be prevented,” she adds.Researchers have until September 14 to submit their abstracts or theses. Submissions will be reviewed by a committee at the Ministry and selected for oral or poster presentation based on a grading scheme.The abstract should be no more than 250 words and must be of relevance to the Jamaican health sector.Emphasis will be placed on the ability of the research to impact programmes and influence policy in the Health Ministry.The scientific soundness of the research will also be evaluated, which includes objectives that are clearly stated, and a methodology that is adequate to answer the stated intents.Dr. Grant tells JIS News that prizes will be awarded for the best oral, poster and student presentations, with a special award for the research most likely to impact policy.Abstracts will only be accepted via email at [email protected] Receipt will be acknowledged within three days of submission, after which enquiries can be made through email or telephone (876) 633-8157.Cover letters are to accompany all abstracts to indicate that the authors have agreed to the submissions, and give their permission for the work to be published in the National Health Research Conference booklet.Further information can be obtained from the Ministry at www.moh.gov.jm.The Director notes that registration for the conference is free of cost, and participants have the opportunity to earn Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits for several categories of health professionals.Since its inception nine years ago, the conference has been attracting research work from educational institutions and private researchers.Last year, more than 430 persons attended the two-day event, and Dr. Grant says it has been growing in strength.“It has generated interest, particularly among public-sector workers,” she tells JIS News.Dr. Grant stresses the need for more researchers to document their work in order to support the development of sound policies and practices to improve public health in Jamaica.She says that the Ministry’s Policy Division will be giving greater attention to high-quality research and providing exposure to such work through various media.In a move geared at deepening the research agenda, the Ministry, in 2017, provided three grants of up to $1.5 million each for postgraduate students at Northern Caribbean University; University of Technology; and the University of the West Indies, Mona, to undertake studies related to the top-10 health priority areas of the Government.These are universal access to health and universal health coverage; cancers, including cervical, breast, colon, prostate and their general outcomes and epidemiology; successful interventions for the treatment of cardiovascular conditions, including hypertension; factors affecting and the impact of violence and injuries (including intentional and unintentional injuries); and neglected tropical diseases and emerging and re-emerging diseases such as Zika, chikungunya and Ebola; financial sustainability for health; estimates of disease burden; the cost of disease burden; diabetes mellitus, including its effect on pregnancy; and the social determinants of infant, child and adolescent health (including mortality). 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After sitting out 3 games with an undisclosed suspension, sophomore forward Marc Loving is set to make his return against Michigan State on Feb. 13.Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Lantern photographerThe Ohio State men’s basketball team has won five of its past six games, with the one setback coming in the first game of Marc Loving’s three-game suspension.Coach Thad Matta confirmed Friday the sophomore forward will make his return to the court against Michigan State on Saturday, with the Buckeyes looking to make it three wins in a row.Matta said Loving “definitely” makes OSU a better team, but added the Buckeyes have improved overall in the time he missed.“I like the strides that everybody on this team has made in his (Loving’s) absence,” Matta said.Loving’s suspension was announced just before the Buckeyes took on Purdue on Feb. 4 in West Lafayette, Ind. That game ended in a 60-58 OSU loss, then Loving missed out on the Buckeyes’ next road trip as well.But that time around OSU came out on top with a 19-point shellacking of Rutgers on the road Feb. 8 before trouncing Penn State, 75-55, at home on Feb. 11. Matta stressed the improvement over those three games, and said he’s not sure exactly how Loving will slot into the lineup against the Spartans.“Now where does he come back and fit in?” Matta said. “Hopefully like he did in the Maryland game.”The Buckeyes took on Maryland the game before Loving’s suspension, and the Toledo native made the most of 31 minutes off the bench, going 5-for-5 from 3-point land and tying his career high with 19 points.Against Purdue, the Buckeyes didn’t have Loving’s production as the player behind him — freshman forward Keita Bates-Diop — didn’t attempt a shot. But against Rutgers, Bates-Diop scored a career-high 14 points, and added seven more against the Nittany Lions.Bates-Diop said he took his chance with Loving out of the lineup, but added having him back in the lineup will give OSU a boost.“I saw it (Loving’s suspension) as an opportunity to step up and play well, and I did,” Bates-Diop said Friday. “Having Marc back, it just makes us a better team, it makes us a deeper team.”Senior center Amir Williams said Loving’s return will be “huge” for OSU because of his ability to bring multiple new dimensions to the offense.“(Loving’s) a guy that can stretch the floor,” Williams said Friday. “He can create his own shot by driving to the basket, he can also post up. He just provides different ways of scoring the basketball, so it’s definitely gonna be huge having him back this game.”With Loving’s added dimension out of the equation, the loss to Purdue marked the first time the Buckeyes were held to less than 60 points since a loss to Louisville back on Dec. 2.Matta said the Boilermakers’ defensive scheme is similar to what he expects from Michigan State, with the difference being that the Spartans will have to deal with Loving in addition to the scoring prowess of freshman guard D’Angelo Russell.“They (Michigan State) are a very active gap-oriented type team,” Matta said. “The principles that their defense is based on is very sound, just in terms of keeping guys in front of you, being physical on the cuts, stuff like that.”In addition to tough defense, Williams said the Buckeyes will be playing in one of the most hostile environments the Big Ten has to offer.“It ranks definitely in the top in the Big Ten, that student section can get pretty loud,” he said of Michigan State’s Breslin Student Events Center. “When they score the first basket the arena goes crazy, they start popping things and throwing things in the air.“It’s gonna be tough, we just gotta keep finding ways to continue to play through it.”While Loving will be back to boost the Buckeyes in East Lansing, Mich., Matta said he’s not sure if redshirt-senior forward Anthony Lee will be able to play after he missed the Penn State game with an injury.With Loving in the lineup, and Lee’s status in question, the Buckeyes are set to take on the Spartans at noon.
Sixteen members of the Premier League-winning squad are heading off to Russia this month, more than any other club in world football as Pep Guardiola says he will be available for talks about anything Manchester City players wish to talk during the World Cup, according to Manchester Evening News.England defender John Stones thanked Guardiola for improving his game and plans to take up the manager’s offer this summer.“I think the thing for me is how he has made everything so simple. He has taken my footballing brain to another level,” he said.“Everyone thinks they know football and different systems but when I turned up at City and trained with him it was like a new door opening that I never thought would be there.”Report: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“I will definitely speak to him in the tournament. He’s very open. He said we can call him or text him whenever we need to, 24 hours a day.“I was a big part of that. I didn’t come back how I was before [after a November injury] and that was upsetting from a personal point of view. Then I came away with England and got injured. I was concussed, then was ill and then got injured again. It was like a chain effect.“But everyone was brilliant with me, and the title success was good to be a part of. I was always pushing and fighting, and sometimes you have to bide your time. That is what I did and, even when I wasn’t playing, I still wanted to be a positive influence for the team. That is what the senior pros have done in the past.”
Govt taking on the tab to get people out of Abaco via Bahamasair August 30th – One Year since Hurricane Irma named Related Items:#evacuation, #HurricaneIrma, #magneticmedianews, bahamasair Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp FortisTCI announces bid to hike electricity bills, cites record $42m response to hurricanes as destabilizing Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, September 6th, 2017 – Nassau – At present, emergency evacuation flights via the Bahamasair are being carried out to transport residents from Inagua to Nassau, after Prime Minister Minnis made the emergency order last night.Both Minnis and opposition leader Phillip Brave Davis visited the Lynden Pindling International Airport to greet residents as they arrived, describing the current Hurricane Irma preparations as “beyond politics”. Minnis then comforted residents by saying, “always remember we are one family. We are together. We will fight this storm together and we will have you back as soon as possible but while you are here, you are brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers, and you will be treated according.”Davis also added, “When it comes down to safety, when it comes down to natural disaster, we should all be one.”Managing Director of Bahamasair, Tracy Cooper also confirmed that the airline will continue to assist the government and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) with evacuations from Islands in the Southern Bahamas ahead of Hurricane Irma. Flights from Mayaguana, Crooked Island, Acklins, Long Cay and Ragged Island are also expected to come in.Story By: Kay-Marie Fletcher Recommended for you