Samoa Joe reigns at Extreme Rules, earns Universal title shot

first_imgSEA Games: Agatha Wong defends wushu title, scores 2nd gold for PH PLAY LIST 01:05SEA Games: Agatha Wong defends wushu title, scores 2nd gold for PH00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite View comments For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working In the kickoff show, Kalisto capitalized on Titus O’Neil’s distraction from ringside as he hit Apollo Crews with the Salida del Sol for the three-count.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Balor nailed Reigns with a Sling Blade and connected with a Coup de Grace, but Joe took the opportunity to come from behind and lock in his dreaded submission hold to knock his former NXT foe unconscious.Joe will now face Brock Lesnar for the title in next month’s WWE Great Balls of Fire.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundIn the night’s other matches, The Miz became a seven-time Intercontinental Champion to dethrone Dean Ambrose.The A-Lister used a variety of distractions including scheming his wife Maryse to slap him while also pushing the Lunatic Fringe to the referee to force disqualification. The confusion did him well, though, as he sneaked from behind to hit the Skull Crushing Finale for the pinfall victory. China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak MOST READ Swing Out Sister back to PH this April End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Samoa Joe emerged as the number one contender for the WWE Universal Championship at Extreme Rules. Photo by WWE.comSamoa Joe choked the life out of Finn Balor to emerge victorious in the fatal-5-way main event at Extreme Rules Sunday (Monday Manila time) in Baltimore, Maryland.The Destroyer outlasted the Demon King, as well as Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, and Bray Wyatt to become the number one contender for the WWE Universal Championship in the chaotic main event.ADVERTISEMENT Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Sheamus and Cesaro also reclaimed their Raw Tag Team Championships as they edged the Hardy Boyz in a photo finish in their Steel Cage match.Alexa Bliss retained her Raw Women’s Championship as she shoved Bayley to a kendo stick on the turnbuckle before nailing the DDT.Neville continued to frustrate Austin Aries as he successfully defended his WWE Cruiserweight Championship in their submission match.The King of the Cruiserweights hit his rival with a Red Arrow to the back before following it up with a Rings of Saturn for the verbal tap-out.Rich Swann and Sasha Banks beat Noam Dar and Alicia Fox after Dar suffered a double knee drop from Banks at ringside followed by a Phoenix Splash from Swann.ADVERTISEMENT LeBron on doubters’ criticism: ‘I stopped caring a long time ago’ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig inlast_img read more

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Serious health challenges in 2016

first_imgThe Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) has described 2016 as a year of “serious challenges” for health in the Caribbean and other places in the Americas. These range from the Zika epidemic and the birth of thousands of babies with congenital malformations to increasing incidence of diabetes.The Washington-based health organisation said that it worked with the countries of the Region to address emergencies and disasters, including Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, while continuing to support country efforts to reduce, control and even eliminate myriad diseases.In 2016, PAHO declared 48 countries had the Zika Virus, including Brazil, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, St Lucia, St Vincent, and the Grenadines, St Martin, St Kitts-Nevis, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States, and Venezuela.In April, PAHO said one in 12 inhabitants — some 62 million people — live with diabetes in the Americas, including the Caribbean. It said the number has tripled since 1980, declaring that diabetes is currently the fourth-leading cause of death in the hemisphere, following heart attacks, strokes and dementia.If current trends continue, PAHO said experts warned that nearly 110 million people in the Region will have diabetes by 2040.In September, the health organisation said the Region of the Americas was the first in the world to have eliminated measles, a viral disease that can cause severe health problems, including pneumonia, brain swelling and even death.This achievement culminates a 22-year effort involving mass vaccination against measles, mumps and rubella throughout the Americas, PAHO said.With new diseases emerging every year, severe weather events on the rise, and large numbers of people living in disaster-prone areas, PAHO said the countries of the Americas now more than ever needed to be prepared to respond to health emergencies.PAHO said it developed the new “Resilient Health Systems” framework to provide an “integrated approach” for its technical cooperation with countries in the areas of disaster preparedness, risk reduction and response; disease surveillance and outbreak management; and health system strengthening and universal health, including in the areas of health sector governance and regulation.The framework calls for actions and investments in all these areas and within a broader sustainable development framework that fosters human development, social participation, and economic and social stability.“Take the Challenge: End AIDS” was PAHO’s campaign slogan for World AIDS Day on December 1, which urged Governments and society to intensify nine measures to end the epidemic of AIDS by 2030.“HIV remains a threat to global health and requires a strategic global and regional response,” Dr Etienne said. “We must intensify efforts in combined prevention, early detection and access to treatment, which are the keys to halting transmission of the virus in the coming years.”PAHO said nearly two million people were living with HIV in Latin America and the Caribbean, adding that each year 100,000 people acquire the Virus and 50,000 die from AIDS-related causes.Between 2000 and 2015, PAHO said new HIV infections were reduced by 25 per cent and deaths by 23 per cent. However, in the last five years, there has been a slight increase in cases (0.7 per cent), particularly among men.last_img read more

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Bottas ‘willing to help’ Hamilton

first_img0Shares0000“If I would have the pace to win the race and if by pure speed if I am about to win, I am sure that the team will look at the situation,” Bottas said.LONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 31 – Valtteri Bottas says he is willing to help team-mate Lewis Hamilton win this year’s World title but hopes Mercedes won’t be “too harsh” and take away a certain race win.Although Bottas is fourth in this year’s championship standings, the Finn trails his team-mate by 87 points. And with Ferrari putting pressure on Hamilton, Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff recently conceded team orders may have to come into play.Bottas says he’s okay with that.“If the situation is clear that’s the best thing for the team to try to win both titles then I understand,” he told Autosport.“Nobody wants to go to that position and be in that position as a driver but if the situation is so that I can’t win the title, then of course I’m willing to help.”But while he may be ready to help his team-mate, the Finn “trusts” that Mercedes won’t rob him of a race victory.“If I would have the pace to win the race and if by pure speed if I am about to win, I am sure that the team will look at the situation,” he said.“I don’t think in any case I would completely lose the freedom to win a race if I am able to do so.“It just depends on the situation, if there is a clear way of kind to avoid me stealing points or to avoid Lewis losing points.“I do trust the team. They have a lot of respect for me and good respect for both drivers. They wouldn’t do anything too harsh.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Council issues three proclamations

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – City Council met on Monday and approved three new proclamations.The first proclamation was that the week of June 10th be declared Filipino Friendship Week, the second being that June 6th be declared “What Matters to you” Day, and the third being that the week of May 27th be declared National Tourism Week.Filipino Friendship Week will see the City of Fort St. John raise the flag of the Philippines on the newly installed fourth flag pole outside of City Hall.- Advertisement –Picture of Council with Alan Yu for Filipino Friendship Week. Photo by John Luke Kieper.“What Matters to you” is an organization that aims to improve healthcare in B.C. by asking and listening to what really matters to the patients. The organization will celebrate “What Matters to you” Day on June 6th in hopes of raising awareness to provide better outcomes for patients in care.Council after declaring June 6th “What Matter to you” Day. Photo by John Luke Kieper.Advertisement National Tourism Week is all about celebrating tourists who visit the city of Fort St. John. Tourist bring great social, economic, and business opportunities to residents of Fort St. John and National Tourism Week will help showcase that.Councillors with Tsungayi Chigwamba after declaring National Tourism Week. Photo by John Luke Kieper.last_img read more

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Man United legend wants to ‘help’ club after poor start to season

first_imgManchester United legend Patrice Evra has offered to help Ole Gunnar Solskjaer following his side’s difficult start to the season.The Red Devils have won just two of their opening six Premier League games, and suffered a 2-0 defeat to West Ham on Sunday. BIG PRESENTS UP TOP stalemate Evra, along with former United team-mates Edwin van der Sar and Rio Ferdinand, has been linked with a director of football role at Old Trafford.The Red Devils almost signed Paulo Dybala from Juventus in the summer transfer window, but a deal reportedly fell through due to the player’s wage demands.Replying to a fan on his Instagram post, Evra insisted Dybala would be his first signing if he oversaw transfers at the club. update LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS latest What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Pep Guardiola gives Man City injury update and talks Christmas schedule on target PEP TALK statement Liverpool transfer news live: Star man wanted by Real Madrid, Mbappe latest and more rookie error center_img Patrice Evra replies to fans on Instagram, mentioning his will for Manchester United to sign Paulo Dybala #mufc pic.twitter.com/X4Xsg1nVUj— Ammad United  🤘😈 (@Ammadutd) September 22, 2019 Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship United have won just five times under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer since March.And Evra, who has been working with the club’s youth teams while completing his UEFA coaching badges, is desperate to see United return to the top.In an Instagram and Twitter post, the five-time Premier League winner said: “I think it’s time to get our hands dirty! @manchesterunited board, are you ready to let us help you guys…? #manchesterunited.” Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ It goes from bad to worse for Manchester United 1 Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son AFP or licensors Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff targets appointed Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti last_img read more

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The Next Shift in Collective Leadership

first_imgIt’s important that we surround ourselves with others that can encourage and inspire us to see things from a different perspective. We’ve heard folks tell us that “It’s lonely at the top.” We’ve had discussions with many leaders who have shared their personal stories of feeling lonely, and that they were the ones who took on the bulk of what happens in our organizations because it seemed as if no one else cared as much as they cared. But isn’t leadership really more about inspiring others to become a part of the process? Isn’t it more about team-building and getting our organizations and people to work as one collective body? Heck, even pop groups understand that it takes more than one voice or one guitar player to create a whole? I was recently encouraged by the music group Mumford & Sons in a documentary when they shared:  “We try to always remember that our success lie in the collaboration of each member making the whole one really unique experience. We understand that each of us feeds off of each member and their unique piece of the puzzle and energy. This is what makes us who we are today.” The collaboration model is nothing new and according to “Next Shift: Beyond the Nonprofit Leadership Crisis,” by the Building Movement Project, younger leaders are not attracted to hierarchical structures and are trying to find new ways to organize and structure work, ranging from entrepreneurial models to shared leadership and broader participatory structures. And more millenials are entering the workforce today than any other era. Perhaps the time has come that we dissolve the lone hero mentality – the leader who comes just in the “nick of time” to “save the day,” but instead, takes the opportunity to think of themselves as facilitators of a process that engages everyone in our organizations. This can be quite challenging to leaders who are used to doing everything themselves or micromanaging out of fear that no one else can do it “quite like us,” or that they are going to screw everything up — and we’ll be left to clean up the mess. Instead, collective leadership empowers employees and teams, and can, in fact, ease our burden. Figuring out how to adopt this model is not an easy task, but can be a tremendous asset to our cultures and the greater good of our organizations. Distributing leadership and responsibility is a balancing act, knowing when and what each of us needs to communicate to the team without overloading each other. Collective leadership is the result of a process that brings together diverse communities of people to create change, begins with a shared dream that forms the heart of a group of skilled and passionate individuals, and emerges from our relationship building. It is amazing what a handful of people can do when everyone’s leadership is tapped and others are allowed to share their insight and ideas. Who doesn’t like to be heard and feel as if they have a voice, especially at work?last_img read more

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Non-Profits on Facebook and MySpace

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… ConclusionFacebook Causes seems to be doing more for charities at this point, although raising money via Facebook doesn’t appear to be easy – with none of the top 5 Causes having raised more than $40k. Still early days though, because it only launched in May 2007. Currently MySpace Impact seems dominated by political causes – which are non-profit, but not likely to inspire those with a charitable bent to use MySpace.In our next post, we’ll look more closely at some of the smaller non-profits using the Web. Please keep the suggestions coming in the comments, because that’s the best way for us to learn about the smaller activities. Related Posts Tags:#Non-Profits#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Currently, the 5 most popular causes in Facebook (in terms of users) are:1. Support Breast Cancer Research (1,444,427 members – $31,277 donated)2. Stop Global Warming (627,293 members – $9,416 donated)3. Save Darfur (473,996 members – $35,803 donated)4. Animal Rights (546,781 members – $9,208 donated)5. Stop Dog Fighting Now (281,291 members – $10,761 donated) The Support Breast Cancer Research has gotten well over a million members, however its donations are relatively low – averaging just 2c per member. The group itself acknowledged this in a post at the end of August. For September, the group has set a goal to raise $10,000 – hopefully bringing them near $40,000. It really is a great cause, with all donations going towards scientific research into causes, preventions, and treatments for breast cancer (with 0% overhead according to the group). The struggle to raise money by SBCR brings us to this week’s Read/WriteWeb poll, which indicates that people usually don’t donate online. We asked: How often do you donate to charities or non-profits online? So far 24% voted “rarely” and 45% “never”. So nearly 70% of respondants rarely or never donate online. That perhaps explains why the Support Breast Cancer Research group has struggled so far – people just aren’t inclined to donate online yet.MySpace ImpactMySpace’s Impact service is more like a portal for non-profits group activity, as it features news, videos and events. Interestingly the Impact homepage appears to have been overtaken by Australian politicians, with the current campaign focus and accompanying facewall all about Australia politics (are US readers seeing this? I’m unsure if this is geo-targeted). There’s also an advert for voter registration to the side, plus politicians seem to dominate the news in Impact too – Al Gore is the lead story. Overall there’s a bit too much focus on politics in MySpace Impact. Also it is unclear how ordinary users can contribute – as usual with MySpace, the design and navigation leaves much to be desired.center_img richard macmanus Amid all the hoopla over social networks Facebook and MySpace, both major social networks have prominant sections for non-profit activity. Facebook’s is called Causes and MySpace’s is Impact. In this post we’ll take a closer look at how Facebook and MySpace cater to non-profits. Incidentally, lest you think we’re only focused on the big networks, in a follow-up post we’ll look at the smaller non-profit enterprises on the Web. We got some great suggestions along those lines in the comments of our opening post in Non-Profits Week.Facebook Causes lets users create online communities to advocate for various issues, charities and political candidates. A recent WSJ article noted that Causes was begun in May 2007, launched by a social-action start-up called Project Agape. WSJ also wrote that MySpace launched its Impact awards late last year, “honoring individuals and nonprofit groups that have successfully used the site to make a difference.” MySpace members vote on the winners, who get $10,000. Also of course both Facebook and MySpace already host thousands of nonprofits’ profiles.Facebook CausesLooking at Facebook’s Causes first. Currently is has 4,000,000 users and counting, according to Allan Benamer of the excellent Non-Profit Tech Blog. As noted by severalblogs when it launched in May, Facebook Causes has deep integration within Facebook’s platform. Users can create a cause, recruit their friends, keep everybody updated on news and media related to the cause, and of course raise money. Project Agape processes the donations automatically via credit card, tallies the results, and reports the donation activity via a public “scorecard” in the cause. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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William Biggins named Director of Loss Prevention at Ollie’s Bargain Outlet

first_imgWilliam Biggins was appointed Director of Loss Prevention with Harrisburg, Pennsylvania-based Ollie’s Bargain Outlet. He is a former Divisional Loss Prevention Manager at Delhaize America and has held leadership roles with Dick’s Sporting Goods, Home Goods and Stein Mart. William holds a Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Florida in Industrial & Systems Engineering.Congratulations William! – Sponsor – Information Provided by Our Partners at Loss Prevention Recruiters Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

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Enterprise Software: Spending is at its Highest Levels Since 2007

first_imgInterest in cloud computing, artificial intelligence and Internet of Things have caused enterprises to open their purses to spend on these new technologies.  Overall, global IT spending will grow by 6 percent this year, reaching $3.7 trillion, but spending by enterprises on software is expected to grow by more than 11 percent in 2018, according to Gartner.John-David Lovelock, research vice president at Gartner, said that “this is the highest annual growth rate that Gartner has forecast since 2007 and would be a sign of a new cycle of IT growth.”Among groups within the IT sector, the slowest area will be in data center spending due to businesses increasingly shifting their operations to the cloud.last_img read more

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Saeed Ajmal, Sohag Gazi bowling actions cleared by ICC

first_imgThe International Cricket Council on Saturday found Pakistan’s Saeed Ajmal and Sohag Gazi of Bangladesh’s bowling actions as legal and both the players can resume their bowling in international cricket.During the retests, a player determines the various types of deliveries he wants to gets checked and have to go the trial under the ICC’s guidelines regarding the bend of arm.”At the retests, it was revealed that the amount of elbow extensions in both the offspinners’ bowling actions for all their deliveries was within the 15-degree level of tolerance permitted under the ICC regulations for the review of bowlers reported with suspected illegal bowling actions,” ICC said in its release.”The umpires are still at liberty to report Ajmal and Gazi in the future if they believe they are displaying a suspect action and not reproducing the legal actions from the retests.”The retests were performed at the Sri Ramachandra University in Chennai on January 24.Ajmal was reported after the first Test match against Sri Lanka in Galle in August, while Gazi was also reported in August after the second one-day international against the West Indies in Grenada.Both Ajmal and Gazi failed the initial tests, which were performed August 25 at the National Cricket Centre in Brisbane, and September 19 at the Cardiff Metropolitan University, respectively.last_img read more

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