MADRID (AP):Chelsea and Roma scored late goals to earn crucial victories in the Champions League yesterday, improving their chances of advancing to the knockout stage.Chelsea defeated Dynamo Kiev 2-1 in England thanks to an 83rd-minute free kick by Willian, while Miralem Pjanic’s 80th-minute penalty kick gave Roma a 3-2 home win over Bayer Leverkusen.Zenit St Petersburg secured their place in the round of 16 with a win at Lyon, while Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Porto, and Olympiakos also won yesterday, staying on track to advance.Arsenal remain in trouble and are on the brink of elimination after losing 5-1 to Bayern Munich in Germany.Neymar and Luis Suarez continued their excellent scoring form to make up for the absence of Lionel Messi and help Barcelona move closer to the round of 16 with an easy 3-0 win over BATE Borisov.Barcelona lead the group with 10 points, five more than Roma, which moved into second place thanks to the late 3-2 win over Leverkusen, which stayed on four points, one more than BATE.”The aim was to win, and the victory gives us a great chance to seal our qualification,” Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta said.Leverkusen had rallied from two goals down to draw level with Roma before captain Omer Toprak was shown a red card for pushing Mohamed Salah inside the area, prompting the penalty that Pjanic converted for the victory.”We absolutely had to win and we did,” Pjanic said.Thomas Mueller scored two goals as Bayern Munich dominated Arsenal in a 5-1 win in Bavaria, while Felipe Pardo scored both goals for Olympiakos as they rallied to beat 10-man Dinamo Zagreb 2-1. Bayern and Olympiakos reached nine points, while Arsenal and Dinamo stayed with three each with two games remaining.Multiple goalsRobert Lewandowski opened the scoring for Bayern in the 10th minute, Mueller doubled the lead in the 29th and David Alaba made it 3-0 in the 44th. Arjen Robben scored with his first touch of the ball in the 55th, less than a minute after coming off the bench, and Mueller added his second in the 89th.Olivier Giroud pulled one back for Arsenal in the 69th.Willian produced a late winner as Chelsea fans put on a show of support for embattled manager JosÈ Mourinho, scoring from a free kick to earn a 2-1 victory over Dynamo Kiev.”From the mental point of view, it was important,” Mourinho said. “A reaction to a negative moment.”Chelsea rose to second in the group with seven points, two more than Dynamo. Porto, which moved closer to a place in the knockout stage after easing to a 3-1 victory at Maccabi Tel-Aviv, have 10 points.
Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates winning his quarterfinal tennis match against Adrian Mannarino of France at the Queen’s Club tennis tournament in London, Friday, June 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)LONDON — Novak Djokovic became the 10th man to register 800 victories since the Open Era began in 1968 when he beat France’s Adrian Mannarino 7-5 6-1 on Friday to reach the Queen’s Club semifinals.Djokovic, a 12-time Grand Slam champion, follows in the footsteps of Jimmy Connors (1,256), Roger Federer (1,156), Ivan Lendl (1,068), Guillermo Vilas (949), Rafael Nadal (903), John McEnroe (881), Andre Agassi (870), Ilie Nastase (846) and Stefan Edberg (801).ADVERTISEMENT “It’s a great achievement,” said the 31-year-old Serb. “I should be happy for it and proud of it. It’s still the sport that I love with all my heart. I put in that heart every single day.”Djokovic, through to the semifinals for only the second time since last year’s Eastbourne International, next meets France’s Jeremy Chardy after he defeated American Frances Tiafoe 6-4 6-4.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownTop-seeded Marin Cilic also advanced with a 7-6 (3) 6-2 win over 2010 champion Sam Querrey.Cilic now faces Nick Kyrgios, who eliminated defending champion Feliciano Lopez 7-6 (5), 7-6 (3). The Croatian player hit 10 aces and dropped only three points on his first serve against American Querrey. He didn’t give him a break point chance, and broke twice.Kyrgios again served 32 aces against Lopez, as he did in beating Kyle Edmund on Thursday, matching his personal best.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Take 2: Sexton to wear Irving’s jersey number with Cavaliers Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 View comments Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES
Peza offers relief to ecozone firms After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Batang Gilas goes for a 2-0 start against UAE on Monday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Austria says Beermen will show clips of ‘missed calls and non-calls’ in Game 5 to PBA Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal The Philippines extended its lead to 20, 59-39, late in the third quarter and pushed it to 24, 71-47, after a 3-pointer by Joshua Ramirez with 5:28 remaining in the game.AJ Edu also shone with a double-double of 17 points and 12 rebounds that went with five blocks while Kai Sotto added 12 points and eight rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Fil-Italian guard Dalph Panopio collected 12 points, four rebounds and six assists.With Edu and Sotto manning the paint, the Philippines outrebounded Lebanon, 61-36. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Photo from Fiba.comBatang Gilas had an impressive debut after steamrolling Lebanon, 75-53, in the Fiba U18 Asian Championship Sunday night at Stadium 29 in Bangkok, Thailand.Dave Ildefonso set the tone, firing 11 of his game-high 19 points in the first quarter, where the Filipinos built a double-digit lead.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES
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First Lady Sandra Granger on Thursday officially launched the Anira Foundation, a non-profit organisation which is focused on the education and empowerment of vulnerable groups.First Lady Sandra Granger, Founder of Anira FoundationThe foundation seeks to increase efforts to advocate for the health and well-being of Guyanese youth, particularly young women, through strategic initiatives.The Anira Foundation was conceptualised in 2017 and has already executed a number of projects.The First Lady, in her feature address, told the gathering that it was her passion to establish the foundation which will empower youths, especially young women.“The name Anira is based on my sentiment about the street on which I grew up, which was full of children…my memories of Anira Street, like my memories of St Joseph High School, are very fond ones and full of positive memories…I recognise that my husband’s period in office is finite and I began thinking two years ago about what I would do to continue the work I had begun…,” the First Lady stated.The First Lady also told the gathering that work has already commenced at the foundation since its initial stages.“We have already begun our work under the Anira Foundation umbrella and those of you who would have been following the news, will know that one of the first donations was to our STEM Guyana team which enabled them to purchase their competition robot and prepare for the recently concluded first global robotics competition in Dubai…,” she noted.The Anira Foundation consists of a Board of Directors made up mainly professional women in various fields, who have all come together to combine their skills, thoughts and ideas in order to achieve the objectives of the organisation.Also present at the launch was Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan, who gave his commitment to partner with the organisation to help achieve its objectives.The Anira Foundation will facilitate projects in various regions across the country with more focus on remedial education, education assistance, ICT workshops for adolescents, and out of school youth, self-reliance and success in business workshops among others.
FEATURES: International and All-Ireland Champions Maghery Fife and Drum Band return to the International Championship this weekend in Limerick to defend their title. Maghery Fife and Drum Band are returning to the prestigious Limerick International Championship this weekend. The band and their supporters are travelling over the coming weekend to compete for the third time at the Band Championship in which they triumphed in the past two years, winning one of just a few titles on offer to over 20 marching bands.Maghery Band will be competing against marching bands from as far as USA and across Europe.The community, their supporters and instructors wish them all the very best in competing this Sunday and express their pride in the band who are representing not only Maghery but The Rosses and Donegal as a whole on an International level.Best wishes and here’s hoping it’s an International Hat Trick! MAGHERY BAND TO COMPETE IN INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP THIS WEEKEND was last modified: March 19th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:all-irelandFeaturesMAGHERYnews
The Open Africa Initiative, a programme aimed at advancing the concept of intra-Africa economic and cultural integration – while boosting the continent’s young entrepreneurs – had a strong presence at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.The Open Africa Initiative, which was founded by the Africa50 Global Shapers in May 2017, is making strides in its quest to advocate a better future for young Africans through increased intra-Africa trade. (Image: Open Africa Initiative)The programme, which was founded by Africa50 Global Shapers in 2017, sent four representatives to Davos to participate in panel discussions on African economic integration and the benefits it would bring to Africa’s up and coming entrepreneurs.Open Africa representatives included Ghanaian social entrepreneur Foster Akugri, the youngest participant in this year’s World Economic Forum (WEF) at the age of 23; Tanzanian edutainment entrepreneur Doreen Kessy; software developer Tinashe Mashungu from Zimbabwe; and South African water engineering prodigy Shamiso Kumbirai.More than 20 African countries have lent their support to Open Africa, which has a presence in 30 African cities. It engages with several trade bodies, as well as the African Union’s Continental Free Trade Area team and Agenda 2063.Participation at Davos this year was the culmination of a grassroots project that started in September 2017. An Open Africa bus journey taken by some of the continent’s best business minds travelled to 12 Africa countries, to research the economic trends of the continent and attempt to address challenges of cross-border trade, particularly for small goods traders and young entrepreneurs.The Davos participants shared insights from the journey, particularly on key impediments to the establishment of the African Continental Free Trade Area. A key objective was to advocate for African governments to adopt the free trade area and to create an African business collaboration platform.Traditionally, the WEF gathering, which features business, political and cultural participants from around the world, aims to develop a shared global narrative to improve the state of the world. This year was no different, and the programme, initiatives and projects of the meeting were focused on creating a “shared future in a fractured world”.Open Africa used the WEF platform to give a voice to African business and to shape the future of Africa by joining the global effort in co-design, co-create and collaborate.Source: Open Africa Initiative Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
A lot of people, especially leaders, talk about empathy and how much of it they possess. They speak about it as if empathy alone was enough to prove that they care about people. But it isn’t.Empathy is understanding how someone feels and sharing their feelings with them. If what you do requires that you work with human beings, empathy will make you more effective. This is especially true if you are a leader, as all your results are generated through others, and this connection is powerful.Compassion is something different. Compassion is sympathy and concern for the suffering of others. Compassion requires more than an understanding and sharing someone else’s feelings. Compassion requires action, namely doing what you can to help alleviate the suffering.Empathy is imagining walking a mile in someone else’s shoes. Compassion is recognizing that those shoes are two sizes too small and helping the person into a pair of shoes that fit.Understanding isn’t enough. Neither is shared feelings. These things are nice, but it doesn’t move the needle when it comes to making a difference. What makes a difference is the action you take to make things better. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now
In Part 2 of today’s 100 Days of Summer, let’s look at a big-time play maker who’s just ready to get back on the field.How he got to OSUThe four-star receiver from Wylie East High School (Wylie, Texas) picked Oklahoma State over offers from Michigan, Baylor, Tennessee and several others. He had back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons for Wylie East including a 1,584 yards and 27 touchdowns as a senior which earned him 13-4A all-district honors.What he’s done in StillwaterAteman played in every game as a true freshman in 2013 and finished with 22 receptions including a 51-yard bomb in Oklahoma State’s win over No. 3 Baylor.As a junior in 2015, he was behind only David Glidden and James Washington in receptions (45) and racked up 766 yards and five scores. He boasted a 64.3-percent catch rate and led all OSU receivers averaging 10.9 yards per target according to Football Study Hall.Role in 2017After missing all of 2016 with a lower leg injury, Ateman was granted a medical hardship waiver and is ready to play out his final year in orange. His position coach Kasey Dunn talked about the year he expected for Ateman in 2016.“The kid busted his ass, and he was ready for 2016,” Dunn said. “For him, it was just a devastating blow, and for us, too, because I told several people I thought he might have the biggest year in our receiving corps. James is a talented guy, but Marcell was killing it.”At 6-4, he’s one of Mason Rudolph’s most gifted and versatile weapons on the outside. He’s also got the speed to take the top off of a defense. With his tools and the ridiculous depth and talent at wideout, Ateman’s production should be limited only by his opportunity.“You ask our DBs and they’ll tell you that he’s probably the quickest and hardest off the line vs. press coverage,” Dunn said. “You very rarely see him get jammed, so then you couple that with being 6-4, 6-5, 225 pounds and strong as hell, and it’s hard to cover him.”Noteworthy stats and highlightsAteman had a career-high eight catches for a career-high 132 yards and a score against Iowa State in 2015, his third triple-digit receiving effort. I expect that it won’t be his last.Here’s a look at that career game. If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!
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And after 23 matches in two seasons he headed “home” to Parramatta to play 15 games for the Eels, approaching very decent form towards the end of season ’18, cynics suggesting because contract negotiations were coming up.Yet with his two suitors – Parramatta Eels and St George Illawarra Dragons – appearing cold on him, it’s not something Hayne need be concerned with for the time being. On December 10, Hayne, 30, will face court for alleged aggravated sexual assault. If proven it carries a maximum 20-year sentence. Chief executive of the NRL, Todd Greenberg, declared that Hayne’s case has “nothing to do with the NRL”. It’s something that could apply to Hayne himself given he also faces a civil suit for an alleged rape in San Francisco in 2016. Since you’re here… Good luck to Jarryd Hayne on his latest adventure, but is it really a good idea? Matt Cleary On Monday afternoon, November 19, Hayne fronted Sydney’s Castle Hill police station where he was charged with aggravated sexual assault. He did not offer a statement nor answer questions. Ten hours after being charged he was released on $20,000 bail. His passport was seized. He was ordered to report to police three times a week.Police will allege that Hayne bit a woman upon her vagina with such force that she required medical attention the next day. It’s alleged that Hayne met the woman on social media and took a cab to her house in the Hunter Valley, two hours north of Sydney. It’s alleged he asked the driver to wait, meter running, before going inside where he reportedly “tore off” the woman’s clothing and engaged in consensual sex which allegedly became non-consensual. Twenty minutes later he got back in the cab.Police will allege the 26-year-old woman later told Hayne via the social media app: “You’ve hurt me”. It’s been reported that Hayne had been drinking and afterwards continued drinking into the early hours of the next day in a western Sydney bowling club. The woman’s mother – who was present in the house during the alleged assault – will be called as a witness. As will the taxi driver. On Hayne’s return to Castle Hill station, he was swamped by media.Media has always swarmed to Jarryd Hayne; moths to his flame. The rise and rise of the man known as both “Hayne Plane” – for celebrating try-scoring feats with outstretched arms – and “Hayne Train” after his powerful, irrepressible play, is a story of poor kid made good. Brought up in western Sydney by a single mum, he debuted for NSW Blues in the hyper-physical cauldron of State of Origin aged just 19. His run of best-on-ground performances in a storied stretch in 2009 won Parramatta Eels a place in the grand final. He twice won the Dally M Medal for the NRL’s best player.In his pomp, the man was dazzling. He had speed, footwork, evasion, power and skill. There were times he transcended rugby league. And when he took his game to America and made telling runs in pre-season NFL matches, Australia bayed for him. And it wasn’t just Australians. In his first game, #HaynePlane trended on Twitter. A Guardian live blog went viral. The journalist (it was, ahem, this one) was interviewed on ESPN’s Sportscenter. He had job offers from Sports Illustrated. San Francisco Tourism flew him to Levi’s Stadium. Share on Messenger Topics Share via Email Jarryd Hayne accused of rape during time with San Francisco 49ers Support The Guardian Read more Read more NRL Rape and sexual assault NRL star Jarryd Hayne charged with aggravated sexual assault features Yet like the blogger’s “15 minutes”, Hayne Mania waned. He still owned column inches and airtime; Australians still wanted to know. Yet time zones made it difficult – his games were live in Australia at 2.30am. He also didn’t seem to do a lot. In an ill-fated fixture against Baltimore Ravens he fumbled the football, and not for the first time. He was benched, returning to the active roster when other players were injured.The 49ers didn’t make the post-season and coach Jim Tomsula – who’d taken a punt recruiting Hayne – was himself punted. New coach Chip Kelly turned up with a new playbook and Hayne believed, perhaps correctly, that his on-field minutes were not assured. So he quit – to try out for the rugby sevens team of Fiji who were bound for the Rio Olympics.It was typical of Hayne the enigma. Media, associates, opponents, would tell you he’s something of an odd bird, a strange cat. Teammates describe him as equal parts generous and selfish. Vision of Hayne celebrating on his own in an Origin match was used by NSW Blues coach Brad Fittler to decry poor team culture.The greater public of Australia has never really had a handle on him. He’s part of the “happy clapping”, Pentecostal, mega-church Hillsong. He’s always seemed a bit “other”; a celebrity – and not one fans feel they know.Fiji didn’t know if Hayne could play rugby sevens but gave him a go because he was Jarryd Hayne, and it was no skin off their nose. Yet he didn’t have the time, nous or fitness required of a rugby sevens player – much less that of a Fijian rugby sevens player months out from winning Olympic gold in Rio – and back to Australia he came.After assuring Eels fans that if he ever came back to the NRL it would be to Parramatta, Hayne signed with Gold Coast Titans on Australia’s sunshine strip of beaches and bars, and white-shoed realtors. He prayed at Hillsong, became a father with a woman he’d recently met through social media, and was “warned off” by the NRL’s integrity unit after an Instagram post showed him hanging out with a Hell’s Angel associate flashing a fistful of fifties. Jarryd Hayne In the heady days around his debut for San Francisco 49ers, September 15, 2015, Jarryd Hayne drew as much press in Australia as the country’s change of prime minister. Admittedly Australia changes PM relatively frequently – there’s been five in the last 5 years. Yet Hayne’s journey from housing commission kid to rugby league superstar and onwards, outwards, upwards to the big show in America captivated the nation. Australia sport Share on WhatsApp Rugby league Read more Reuse this content