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first_imgIn this month’s MFLN Military Caregiving webinar, the topic at hand was “Respite,” with an emphasis in understanding the value of respite care for family caregivers. As the month of June draws to a close, let’s recap some of the items and key takeaways you can use in your work with clientele from ‘The Value of Respite for Family Caregivers’ training.Respite care is a term used by professionals who work with family caregivers on finding ways to care for themselves. This month’s webinar presenter and caregiver consultant, Mary Brintnall-Peterson, Ph.D. defined respite in her training as essentially “having ME time.” No matter if we are professionals or family caregivers, we can all use a little “me time.” The question is, “Do we really understand the importance of caring for ourselves and alternative care solutions?”If we look back at Dr. Brintnall-Peterson’s presentation, she identified potential benefits to using respite such as, reduce caregiver stress, improve health and well-being, minimize precursors to abuse and neglect, and strengthen marriages and family stability. She also discussed the two types of respite care: (1) home-based respite and (2) out-of-home respite. If we break down the two types of respite care further, examples include:Home-based respite: professional services; sitter companion services; family and friendsOut-of-home respite: Assisted living facilities; residential facilities; camps; retreats, hospital type programsThe June caregiver training also increased awareness of available respite resources for both caregivers of wounded service members and those caring for individuals with special needs. What was so unique about this particular professional development webinar was that the presenter engaged participants with thought-provoking questions and scenarios on how they would respond to their particular clientele using the information they learned in the training. Dr. Brintnall-Peterson left participants with six key takeways to use when reflecting on their caregiver clientele and caseload. Review the image below and think about your own caregiver clientele and how these tips can be helpful as you work through your cases.If you missed this month’s caregiving webinar, The Value of Respite for Family Caregivers, there is still time to watch the recording and receive continuing education credit or a certificate of completion.This MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on June 26, 2015.last_img read more


first_img Get the Free eBook! Want to master cold calling? Download my free eBook! Many would have you believe that cold calling is dead, but the successful have no fear of the phone; they use it to outproduce their competitors. Download Now Your dream client knows that they have a problem (go here for a definition of dream client). They know that their problem is serious, that it is hurting their results, and that it is costing them money. But for some reason, they won’t change.Why won’t they change? Because they trust their problem more than they trust you.A Trusted CompanionThey know their problem well. They lived with it for a long time. They may have learned to work around their problem. They’ve learned to talk about the problem in a way that makes it unsolvable, part of their identity. They trust their problem to always be there.Their problem is safe. It’s the devil they know. That devil gives them a sense of security, a sense of certainty.You: Rabble-RouserYour dream client hasn’t spent any real time with you. You talk about their problem in a way that makes them uncomfortable, and they don’t believe you know them well enough to be able to talk so authoritatively. You want to make change.You are the devil they don’t know, and that means they could have even more problems. You give them a sense of uncertainty and insecurity.Unless and until you have done the work to be known—and known as a value creator—you are unknown. Until your dream client trusts you more than they trust their problem, you aren’t going to help them make the changes they need.Trust removes fear, doubt, and friction. It dislodges things that are stuck. If you want to help your dream client make change, work first on winning the battle for trust. And remember, the status quo is the toughest competitor in this fight—and it has many allies.QuestionsDo you have any dream clients who hang on to their problems, even though they know they could do better?Why is it so tough to make change in any organization?What can you do now to generate more trust?What is the problem that you trust? Be honest.last_img read more


first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now Web-based advertising platforms provide you applicants by allowing them to find jobs they’d be interested in, and they make it easy for a candidate to send you their resume by simply clicking a link. This tends to increase the number of candidates that reply to your posted position while simultaneously reducing the overall quality; many people without the right skills will apply based only on the advertised compensation.I start with three segments of candidates.A-List CandidatesIf a candidate has industry-related experience and a strong sales history, they make the A-List. Understanding the industry is an indication that they know how things work, that they have experience in having business discussions around the industry, and that they have contacts that may allow speed to results (even though this isn’t always true).B-List CandidatesIf a candidate doesn’t have the requisite industry experience, but has the sales history, they make it into the second stack. Sales skills are transferable, especially if the sales person has been trained, coached, and developed by their prior organizations.If you have the ability to teach and train a salesperson in your industry, there are excellent candidates that possess the mindset and the skill set necessary to succeed. It is a mistake not to consider candidates from this group. It’s a bigger mistake to trade industry experience for the attributes that allow someone to succeed, but that is the most common mistake people make when hiring. What feels like a shortcut is often a dead end.C- List CandidatesThis is the stack of resumes from people who lack industry experience and also have no experience in sales.Unless you are prepared to train salespeople from scratch, and unless you have the training and development resources to train people with absolutely no experience, this list isn’t the right place to hire from. It is a mistake, and it is wrong to hire salespeople with no experience if you cannot train, coach, and develop them. It is unfair to them, and it is why so many young people sour on sales.The 20-Minute Meet and GreetI never interview a candidate from any list without first doing a 20-minute phone interview. There is no reason to commit to spending an hour with someone who is clearly wrong for you and your company. Your time is best reserved for people who appear to be a good fit.It helps to consider the best candidates from your A-List and your B-List for these 20-minute interviews. You don’t want to overlook a potential future star because they don’t have industry experience. You also don’t want to hire someone who is a project if you have an A-List candidate available.Hiring isn’t easy, and it is better to see more people than fewer. This strategy allows you to look at more candidates, and build a pool of those who are likely the best fit.last_img read more


first_img“I and the other assistants talked at the end of the first half and every one of us gave their insight on how we should adjust in the second half. And after that huddle, the second half became easier for us.”Matt Salem had a 22-point, 10-rebound double-double to lead the Bulldogs while Issa Gaye put up 22 points, six rebounds, and six blocks.J-Jay Alejandro narrowly missed out on a triple-double for NU with 10 points, nine rebounds, and eight assists.Steve Akomo led the Growling Tigers with 16 points and 12 rebounds while Marvin Lee had 15 points and four assists.ADVERTISEMENT The Growling Tigers, meanwhile, dropped to 0-10.The Bulldogs slowly built their momentum from the second quarter until midway through the third quarter, going on a 24-6 run bridging the two periods to take a 69-58 lead.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 shutoutMatt Salem then converted on an and-one play that capped off NU’s 11-2 run at the start of the fourth that put the Bulldogs up 80-65 at the 7:29 mark of the fourth.“We really needed to win today because we wanted to have a better chance to get to the Final Four,” said NU assistant coach Danny Ildefonso, who temporarily spearheaded the team in place of the suspended Jamike Jarin, in Fiipino. View comments For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ Gasol, Grizzlies build big lead, hang on to beat Warriors Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational University steadied its ship and dumped University of Santo Tomas, 91-83, in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Bulldogs, who came into the game having lost five of their last six games, improved to 4-6 to bolster their bid for a Final Four spot.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more


first_imgTyphoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games The fact Wilder even had to bother with the out-of-shape Stiverne was an annoyance to the Alabama star, who barely worked up a sweat in improving to 39-0 with 38 knockouts; Stiverne in 2015 went the distance.“He broke my heart the first time when my manager called me and told me about (Ortiz) failing a drug test, failing for PEDS for a second time,” Wilder says. “I was so hyped and prepared for that fight and when I heard that, my heart dropped.“He’s a second-time user, I hate to bring it up, but it’s fact. … I am 39-0 and it would be easy to pass. He’s blessed with this opportunity, he should be kissing my feet.”The 38-year-old Ortiz, 28-0 with 24 KOs, has no intention of doing that, nor does he plan to be intimidated against Wilder. Ortiz, who has held the interim WBA title, is deferential only in his usual approach to a fight.“I never say anything bad about fighters because inside the ring, anything can happen. I respect everyone who steps into the ring,” he says. “This is my opportunity. This is my time. Deontay is a great champion, but this is my chance.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC That’s not necessarily a wise move, looking beyond an opponent. Wilder shrugs and lets out a hefty laugh.“There’s no factor that will be difficult,” Wilder says of the matchup on Showtime at Barclays Center. “He does some good things as boxing fundamental skills. All Cuban boxers have it, they teach that. They put their combinations together well.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Ortiz has got nothing, but maybe it goes three rounds. No, maybe he has four good rounds in him. I am going to finish with him in devastating fashion, send a message to Joshua. Tell Joshua he got to do what he got to do, but he should be worried about me.”Wilder’s last defense was a joke. Ortiz dropped out of the bout when he tested positive for performance enhancers, and Bermane Stiverne stepped in. That lasted less than a round. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Lakers rookie Hart has surgery on broken hand, out 4-6 weeks LATEST STORIES Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa View comments Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving MOST READ Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police 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 John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next FILE – In this Nov. 4, 2017, file photo, Deontay Wilder paces the ring before a boxing bout against Bermane Stiverne, for the WBC heavyweight title, New York. Wilder has big plans. They don’t particularly include Luis Ortiz, against whom Wilder defends his WBC heavyweight title on Saturday night, March 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen, File)NEW YORK — Deontay Wilder has big plans. They don’t particularly include Luis Ortiz, against whom Wilder defends his WBC heavyweight title on Saturday night.Wilder is looking at a matchup with fellow champion Anthony Joshua — as soon as possible.ADVERTISEMENT “Like I always say, this is my time and it’s going to be a great triumph. This is big for all of Cuban boxing and I will make my country proud.“This is going to be like two trains on the same track about to collide. I’m going to win and I’m going to take his belt.”It would be a huge upset if Ortiz does so. And it would send a jolt through the heavyweight division.A Wilder-Joshua fight is pretty much in everyone’s sights. Joshua puts his WBA and IBF crowns on the line on March 31 in Cardiff, Wales, against WBO champion Joseph Parker. Just like Wilder, Joshua is expected to take care of business, then address the business of a unification bout, which might not come before 2019.That prospect riles Wilder.“Last time, he went first and then I knocked out Stiverne,” Wilder says. “I showed him I can do it better. I’ll take the lead with this fight against a better opponent, then put the pressure on him.“I’ll go anywhere in the world for the (Joshua) fight. We can go to Mars and put on a great show.”The show in Brooklyn lost a bit of its luster when Jermall Charlo’s WBC middleweight title matchup with Hugo Centeno Jr. was pushed back to April after Centeno hurt his ribs. Regardless, Wilder promises fans won’t be disappointed.“The exciting thing about Saturday night is for everyone to see what I’m capable of doing,” Wilder says. “Luis Ortiz is determined to get my WBC belt. This is my seventh defense of my title and I’ve enjoyed every one. It’s a lot of responsibility and I take it seriously. You’ll all see on Saturday night why I’ve said the things I’ve said.“Everyone knows what I’m expecting Saturday night. I can’t say it enough. I have knocked every opponent out for a reason. I plan on continuing my knockout streak. That’s what I do and that’s what I’m best at.”last_img read more


first_imgIan Botham’s “Spirit of Cricket” lecture at the MCC seemed to have been delivered exactly the way he played his cricket. A truly remarkable natural sportsman and one of England’s greatest cricketers, the game for him was simple, carefree and straightforward. His talk was no different.There were a few pertinent issues that he brought up which were quite disturbing. His remarks that the Indian Premier League breeds gambling and match-fixing, and therefore should not exist, and that English cricketers should not have annual central contracts as they make a player less hungry for success, seem questionable. The IPL has proved to be one of the most coveted sporting properties in Asia.The following and popularity of Test cricket was on a steep decline, and fortunately, the limited-over game brought spectators back to the stadiums and money into the game. Botham’s sweeping statement against IPL, therefore, was most unwarranted.Ian Botham said that the Indian Premier League should be discontinued as it breeds gambling and match-fixing.Indian cricket and all stakeholders benefit enormously from it. The impact on the life of so many people attached to it is far greater than the importance that he gave to top cricketers playing it. Foreign cricketers are a very important ingredient in the success of the tournament, but their star power would not mean much without fans, followers, media and the franchises.The IPL has been a boon to so many Indian cricketers, as not only does it give them exposure to world-class health, fitness and training regimes, but also the opportunity to Botham barking up the wrong tree interact with some of the world’s leading cricketers. Gambling and match-fixing in sports has always been an issue and cricket is no different.advertisementOne has to bring in strict laws and systems to eradicate it, but greed has no sanity. The IPL cannot be blamed as being the sole reason for cricket gambling and match-fixing. The limited overs format is here to stay and rather than exiting it, ensuring a cleaner operation is a better solution. The annual pay package to cricketers is a wonderful system.Assurance of a minimum income insures a player against any eventuality. Earlier, most professional cricketers had to take up work during the off-season. Similarly in India, when the corporates decided to employ cricketers on contract without any perquisites given to normal employees, a contractual arrangement with the BCCI became extremely important for them. Being a short-term employment, performance was a necessity and so complacency as mentioned by Botham is not entirely true.England’s defeat in the One-Day Internationals against India and their lacklustre performance in recent World Cups must have played a significant role in Botham’s point of view. Although England was the originator of both the limited over formats, their present conservative and cautious approach has contributed to their shoddy results. Rather than target the IPL and cricketers’ earnings, the legendary all-rounder should concentrate on spending time cultivating aggressive English cricketers, like some of our past cricketers are doing in India.(The writer is a former Test cricketer)last_img read more


first_imgColombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag LATEST STORIES MOST READ Mallari further said that the NFBA will no longer use the Philippine flag as barber capes when providing haircuts. “Please accept my sincerest apologies as I have made an honest mistake and I am eager to learn more about how we at the NFBA can continue upon our mission whilst navigating respectfully,” he added.The clip of the heritage night from the Warriors’ Facebook page may be viewed below. JB Following the backlash, Mallari took to social media on March 16 where he apologized for the NFBA’s misuse of the national flag as barber capes. “During this particular event, our intention was to use our platform to express pride in and raise awareness of our heritage by highlighting our flag design,” Mallari explained. “It was not our intent to offend or inadvertently disrespect any of our fellow Filipinos or our country in any way.” Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday03:46Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 201702:42PH 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 Image: Screengrab from Facebook/Golden State WarriorsBarbers of the group National Filipino Barbers Association (NFBA) recently drew flak after they were found using the Philippine flag as barber capes during the Golden State Warriors’ Filipino Heritage Night in California, last March 10. The free haircuts were given to patrons during the heritage night at the Oracle Arena in Oakland. The heritage night was featured on The Filipino Channel’s program “Balitang America” and showed Jayr Mallari of the NFBA talking about the initiative. It was also featured on the Warriors’ official Facebook page and is believed to be a part of Tanduay USA’s “Battle of the Barbers”. ADVERTISEMENT RELATED STORIES: Australian reporter calls Gilas players ‘brain dead imbeciles,’ ‘thugs’Palace on Gilas-Australia brawl: Unfortunate, unsportsmanlike Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Heritage 2019. Golden State Warriors, ginawang barber cape ang Philippine flag!!!THIS IS DISRESPECT!!! pic.twitter.com/1TaJOkJZuK— Sheng Costes (@76sheng) March 13, 2019Republic Act No. 8491, Section 34 details the prohibition of using the Philippine flag as drapery and festoon. It is also prohibited to wear the flag in whole or in part as a costume or uniform, among others. ADVERTISEMENT Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving For your information our Philippine Flag embody the national ideals and traditions and which express the principles of sovereignty and national solidarity. DON’T USE IT AS A BARBER CAPE! May I remind you R.A No. 8491 sec. 34 par. A and C of Philippine Constitution. pic.twitter.com/BAHdfJK2TM— Jonas Agricula (@KyahJonas) March 17, 2019 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Google Philippines names new country director “I think Filipinos do have style and we love to incorporate it and express art, it’s the art of barbering that is able to express the way we want to serve people,” Mallari was quoted as saying. “I think as Filipinos we love to serve and we love to help others and make people look fresh.”What was supposed to be an initiative to highlight Philippine heritage, however, took a contrary turn as the group was called out online for the misuse and misappropriation of the Philippine flag.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants St. Clare stays unbeaten, survives Batangas-EAC View commentslast_img read more


first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Saarbrucken: Rising Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen staved off a stiff challenge from Finland’s Eetu Heino, progressing to the men’s singles pre-quarterfinals at the SaarLorLux Open Super Tour 100 here.The eighth-seeded Indian, who had defeated Heino on way to his title win at Belgian international in September, overcame the Finnish shuttler 21-18 18-21 22-20 in a 56-minute second-round match on Wednesday night. Lakshya, who had won his maiden BWF World Tour title at the Dutch Open early this month, will face Germany’s Lars Schaenzler next.The 18-year-old from Uttarakhand had received a bye in the opening round.Mithun Manjunath and BM Rahul Bharadwaj also moved to the pre-quarterfinals with straight game wins.Mithun beat Malaysia’s Chong Yee Han 21-15 21-14 to set up a meeting with England’s fifth seed Toby Penty While Rahul defeated Germany’s Kai Schaefer 21-13 21-15 and will next face Ireland’s Nhat Nguyen.Kiran George who had earlier reached the pre-quarterfinals will face Netherlands’ Joran Kweekel on Thursday.Fifth seeded women’s doubles pair of Pooja Dandu and Sanjana Santosh, who got a bye in the first round, will square off against Denmark pair of Julie Finne-Ipsen and Mai Surrow for a place in the quarters.Men’s doubles pairing of Vaibhaav and Prakash Raj will meet fourth seeds Scotland pair of Alexander Dunn and Adam Hall. BM Rahul BharadwajLakshyaMithun Manjunathpre-quarterfinals First Published: October 31, 2019, 3:50 PM ISTlast_img read more


first_imgIt was the same story of Indian dominance in It was the same story of Indian dominance in weightlifting also as a second string team bagged all but two gold on offer in an overwhelming display of domination. Indias male weightlifters bagged six gold and one silver out of eight events while their women counterparts won six gold out of seven on offer. In tennis too, the Indians made a memorable clean sweep by bagging all the five gold and silver on offer. All the five finals — mens and womens singles, mens and womens doubles and mixed doubles — were all-Indian affairs. Ramkumar Ramanathan beat compatriot Saketh Myneni 7-5 6-3 in the mens singles finals to clinch gold while Ankita Rana won the gold in womens singles by easily defeating Prerna Bhambri 6-1 6-0 in the final. Table tennis was another event in which India made a clean sweep by clinching all the seven gold medals on offer besides bagging five silver. Reigning national champions Anthony Amalraj and Manika Batra clinched a hat-trick of gold medals each. Manika was bidding for her fourth gold but five-time former national champion Mouma Das denied her that by winning a marathon seven-setter in womens singles final. The mens and womens teams also achieved an invincible feat of winning 12th successive gold medals from as many editions of the Games. In judo, the Indians bagged nine gold and three silver in a show of overwhelming superiority while the Wushu players gave the country 8 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze in another display of complete domination. In squash, a full strength Indian team won three gold and two bronze medals. Star player Joshna Chinappa won her individual womens singles gold but Sourav Ghosal disappointed by failing to reach the finals. The Indian team bagged gold in both the mens and womens team events. PTI PDS/TAP PM PMadvertisementlast_img read more


first_imgPakistanPakistanMohammad Hafeez c F Tariq b A Javed 11 Sharjeel Khan lbw b A Javed 4Khurram Manzoor c Patil b A Javed 0 Umar Akmal not out 50 Shoaib Malik not out 63 Extras (WD-3) 3Total (For 3 wickets in 18.4 overs) 131 Fall of wickets: 1-11, 2-11, 3-17.Bowling: Mohammad Naveed 3.4-0-28-0, Amjad Javed 4-0-36-3, Mohammad Shahzad 4-0-19-0, Ahmed Raza3-0-20-0, Rohan Mustafa 3-0-20-0, Fahad Tariq 1-0-8-0. PTI AT PDSlast_img


first_imgNEW YORK — The old guard took care of this one for the Phillies — with both their bats and their brains.Ryan Howard had four hits, including a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning, and Jimmy Rollins homered and scored four times to lead Philadelphia past the slumping New York Mets 5-4 on May 10.Chase Utley drove in two runs for the Phillies, who have won the first two games of the series against their NL East foes after dropping four straight to Toronto.Rollins, Utley and Howard, the All-Star core of Phillies teams that won five straight division titles and a World Series championship from 2007-11, combined to go 9-for-12 with four RBIs.“Yeah, it felt good. It felt like old times out there,” Howard said. “If we can get everybody going all at the same time, it’ll be a force to be reckoned with.”David Wright hit his first home run since opening day, ending the longest drought of his career, and had three RBIs. But the Mets wasted another great chance to score in the late innings, losing their season-worst fifth straight and eighth in nine games.Following some confusion in the eighth, Philadelphia reliever Mike Adams (2-1) escaped a major jam by retiring pinch-hitter Bobby Abreu on a bases-loaded comebacker to keep it tied.“Obviously, I had to make him swing the bat,” Adams said. “I threw a two-seamer that ran down and made him hit my pitch.”With runners on second and third earlier in the inning, the Phillies held a meeting at the mound and threw an intentional ball to Eric Campbell in his second major league plate appearance.That’s when Utley and catcher Carlos Ruiz noticed the 40-year-old Abreu, cut by Philadelphia near the end of spring training, getting ready in the dugout.Utley and Ruiz persuaded Adams to go after Campbell before Abreu had a chance to bat. “We decided to change our minds,” Utley said. “We saw him coming up there. We try to see everything, but we don’t always.”Adams said the chat pumped him up, and Utley is “always on top of it.” The intentional walk was called off and Campbell eventually took strike three.“That was pretty neat to watch,” Phillies Manager Ryne Sandberg said.Rollins drew a two-out walk from Kyle Farnsworth (0-3) in the ninth and went to third on Utley’s single. Howard followed with a line-drive single to center.Jonathan Papelbon worked a hitless ninth for his 11th save in 12 chances. With a runner on second, he retired Wright on a foul popup to end it.A frustrated Wright held his bat above his head most of the way back to the dugout, then lingered on an otherwise empty bench for a few minutes with the lumber still in his hand.“The frustrating part is losing,” Wright said. “An inning here, an inning there is costing us multiple games over the last few weeks.”After the start was delayed 39 minutes by rain, the Phillies wasted no time jumping on Dillon Gee, who had a 7.46 ERA in nine previous starts against them.Philadelphia began the game with consecutive singles and a stolen base before Utley’s sacrifice fly ended Gee’s career-best scoreless streak at 16 innings. Domonic Brown blooped an RBI single, but Gee dodged additional damage when Cody Asche lined out with the bases loaded.Wright tied it with a two-run shot on an 0-2 pitch from Kyle Kendrick, snapping a streak of 136 at-bats without a homer since March 31 against Washington.“I don’t build my game around hitting home runs, so it wasn’t too much of a monkey at all,” Wright said.Rollins homered off the facing of the second deck in right to put Philadelphia ahead 3-2 in the second.Kendrick retired 14 of 15 batters after Wright’s long ball and took a two-hitter into the sixth, when he walked leadoff man Juan Lagares. Daniel Murphy singled and Wright plopped an RBI double into right field, just beyond a diving Marlon Byrd.Campbell, with his parents taking pictures in the stands, was sent up to pinch-hit for his big league debut. He gave the Mets a 4-3 lead with a bases-loaded sacrifice fly against lefty reliever Jake Diekman — and was all smiles while receiving a high-five from Murphy and congratulations in the dugout.“It was a real up and down day,” Campbell said. Rollins legged out an infield single in the seventh and advanced on Scott Rice’s wild pitch. Utley doubled off the center-field fence to tie it at 4.(MIKE FITZPATRICK, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more


first_imgNEW YORK — The New York Islanders overcame another slow start and came through again with a big win in their new Brooklyn home.Kyle Okposo scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period and added two assists as the Islanders got the last four goals of the game to beat San Jose 6-3 Oct. 17 to hand the Sharks their first loss of the season.“The first 10 minutes, for whatever reason we haven’t played our style or brand of hockey,” Islanders coach Jack Capuano said. “I think they’re getting adjusted to it. It’s a little bit different; it’s a little bit more travel for them, but as we go, we’ll monitor.”Johnny Boychuk, Anders Lee, Josh Bailey, Brock Nelson and Frans Nielsen also scored to help the Islanders win their third straight — all at home.New York has trailed 1-0 after one period in four of the first five games, and was down 2-0 early in the second against Nashville on Thursday night before pulling out a 4-3 win.Jaroslav Halak made his season debut after missing the first four games due to an undisclosed upper body injury and finished with 22 saves.“It’s a big win,” Halak said. “It’s a long season, of course I want to be healthy.”Joe Pavelski, Nikolay Goldobin and Joel Ward scored for San Jose, which gave up just two goals while opening the season 4-0-0. Alex Stalock stopped 28 shots in his first start of the season in place of Martin Jones.Justin Braun and Joe Thornton each had two assists for the Sharks.Mikhail Grabovski had a penalty shot for the Islanders late in the first period, but his attempt was stopped by Stalock.On the go-ahead goal, Okposo got the rebound of his own shot behind the net, skated around Sharks defender Brenden Dillon and beat Stalock to put the Islanders up for good with his second of the season at 4:18 of the third.Nelson snapped in an insurance goal with 8:50 left and Nielsen added an empty-netter — his 100th goal and 300th point of his career — with just under 3 minutes to go.“To get 100 goals is definitely special,” Nielsen said. “You play a long time, it’s meaningful.”Pavelski scored with just under 7 minutes remaining in the opening period to give the Sharks a 1-0 lead with their fifth first-period goal in five games this season.The Islanders challenged the play for goalie interference, as Pavelski made incidental contact with Halak, but the goal stood after a video review.“We called in to challenge it, we thought we got a bump,” Capuano said. “But he wasn’t interfered with.”The teams then combined for five goals in the second, with the Islanders tying it and the Sharks going ahead until Bailey’s tip-in evened it for the final time with 6:02 to go.Boychuk’s shot off the right post tied it 1-1 just 21 seconds into the second. However, Goldobin struck for his first NHL goal just 20 seconds later to put the Sharks back ahead.The Islanders answered on the power play just 1:46 later when Lee got his second goal of the season. Stalock was initially struck in the mask by Ryan Strome’s slap shot and appeared to attempt to take his headgear off to get a stoppage in play. The puck fell behind the net, and Lee scooped up the rebound, banking it off the goalie.“Buckles came undone, and I just tried getting it off because I can’t see when falls down on my head,” Stalock said.After a short delay, the officials upheld the ruling on the ice of a goal. “The ruling is if there is a scoring chance, they let it go, so he let it go,” Stalock said, referring to official Franocis St. Laurent. “It happens so rarely, I never looked into the rule, but now I know that if the helmet comes off, it’s game on.”(PAT PICKENS)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more


first_imgNdamukong Suh visits Jim Harbaugh at Michigan.Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh has been getting some high-profile special guests on campus in Ann Arbor lately. The latest visitor? Detroit Lions star defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, who checked out Schembechler Hall today. Great having @NdamukongSuh visit Schembechler Hall this morning! pic.twitter.com/999QaMNogR— Michigan Football (@umichfootball) February 19, 2015Suh played college football at Nebraska, but his presence is another win for Harbaugh. Since taking over the reins of his alma mater, Harbaugh has made good use of his NFL credentials, and having all these household names on campus can only help sell the program in recruiting.last_img


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first_imgOTTAWA – Canada’s trade minister says a small group from the World Trade Organization hope to convince the two biggest economies on the planet to save the beleaguered body, but gave no timeline to bring China and the United States into the talks.Neither country took part in the day-long meeting in Ottawa on the future of the world’s trade referee.Building consensus on specific reforms will take time and will be impossible without approval from China and the United States, International Trade Minister Jim Carr said Thursday.Carr didn’t have an answer for when or how he expected to bring the Chinese and Americans into the conversation, and hoped that “force of argument” and the determination of a “very important, small group” of WTO members would win over the countries.Reforms have been largely elusive for the 23-year-old WTO, but hostile rhetoric towards the organization from U.S. President Donald Trump — whose country wasn’t invited to Thursday’s gathering — is giving the meeting added urgency.“We want to make the WTO more effective than it has been. It is in need of renewal,” Carr said.“We believe that there are many, many nations in the world, including the United States and China, who will see value in looking at new ways to approach old problems. It’s time for this reform and this is a good place to start.”Trump’s shadow loomed large over the sunlit room where 13 of the 164-member WTO talked about safeguarding and strengthening the dispute settlement system, improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the WTO monitoring function and modernizing trade rules for the 21st century.Speaking in Winnipeg, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Thursday the government believed talks would be easier without the U.S. and China in the room.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has spoken in recent days with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Argentine President Mauricio Macri about rules-based trade.Trudeau also mentioned the issue alongside Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Parliament Hill, saying both support the WTO and “a trading system that is rules-based and fair.”Trump has upended the world’s trading order with his penchant for punitive tariffs on imports, including levies on steel and aluminum from Canada and Mexico.The tariffs remain in place despite the North American partners agreeing on a new continental trade pact, christened the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.Government spending documents made public Wednesday show the Liberals will ask Parliament to approve $3.5 million to stop “unfairly priced foreign steel and aluminum” from entering Canada — and ultimately the American market.The spending is part of ongoing efforts by federal officials to convince Trump that Canada is preventing Chinese products in particular from making their way to the United States.Conservatives say the ongoing failure of the Trudeau Liberals to get Trump to lift the levies is forcing businesses to cut back on orders and other to lay off workers.“The longer these tariffs remain, the more damage they’ll do,” said Conservative trade critic Dean Allison.“The Liberal government has left Canadian steel and aluminum businesses hanging on by a thread.”The U.S. has openly blocked the appointments of new judges to the WTO’s dispute settlement mechanism, known as the appellate body — a tactic that threatens to paralyze the organization and prevent it from making decisions.Still, Carr said no one at the meeting blamed Trump for the woes faced by the WTO.“What is the point of doing that? The point was made many times that we have to engage with the United States and we have to engage with the United States for obvious reasons,” Carr said.“The United States has said that they’re not happy with the WTO, there are issues over which the United States has significant control, but this was a positive discussion about where we ought to go from here.”— With files from Kelly Malone in Winnipeg— Follow @jpress on Twitterlast_img read more


first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court Thursday dismissed a plea seeking direction to the Centre and the Election Commission to debar Congress President Rahul Gandhi from contesting Lok Sabha elections till the issue of his citizenship is decided.A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi rejected the contention of the petitioners, who said that in a form along with the annual data of a UK-based company in 2005-06, it was allegedly mentioned that Rahul Gandhi is a British citizen. “If some company in some form mentions his nationality as British, does he become a British citizen,” the bench also comprising Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna told the petitioners. The plea had said that the petitioners were “dissatisfied” with the “inaction” of the Centre and the poll panel in “deciding the question of voluntary acquisition of British citizenship” by Gandhi in spite of a November 2015 communication by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy in this regard. See P6last_img read more


22 February 2011With Timor-Leste continuing to consolidate peace and stability and promote development, the United Nations is already planning for the end of a mission in the once troubled country that could serve as an example for other operations, a senior UN official said today. The UN Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT), set up in 2006 after an outbreak of deadly violence to replace several earlier missions in the small South-East Asian country that the world body shepherded to independence in 2002 after it broke away from Indonesia, has already transferred policing responsibility to national authorities in most districts, pending a total hand-over.“This will signal a new phase in PNTL [Timor-Leste National Police] development, the beginning of the reconstitution phase during which UNMIT police will primarily focus on further institutional strengthening and capacity building of the PNTL,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative Ameerah Haq told the Security Council.She stressed that this phase will be critical in ensuring PNTL’s ability to guarantee security ahead of UNMIT’s eventual withdrawal. “Given the strong commitment of the Government of Timor-Leste to the transition, our aim is to ensure a smooth and successful UNMIT withdrawal, which hopefully can also serve as a best practice for other peacekeeping missions,” she said.The PNTL has already resumed responsibilities in 10 out of 13 administrative districts and six units, including the largest district, Viqueque, as well as the Immigration Department, Border Patrol Unit and Interpol Office. Ms. Haq was presenting Mr. Ban’s latest report in which he recommends a 12-month extension of UNMIT, which currently has nearly 1,520 uniformed personnel on the ground, including some 1,480 police, as well as over 1,200 civilian staff and volunteers.She said she is optimistic that Timor-Leste’s progress can be maintained if all political leaders and the broader public continue to act responsibly. Although poverty and unemployment remain high and widespread, there is hope that ongoing socio-economic development will help tackle these conditions.It is promising that so far there has been no significant increase in violence in districts where the PNTL has taken over responsibility, she added, although she voiced concern at the high levels of domestic violence and sporadic fighting among youth and martial arts groups.One of the main political challenges ahead are the presidential and parliamentary elections of 2012, for which the Government has indicated that it will need continued UN electoral support although less than in 2007. Continued support “will contribute to credible elections,” she stressed. “Such assistance will require further donor support.”Timor-Leste’s Prime Minister Xanana Gusmão said his Government would seek an agreement with UNMIT to have UN Police help maintain public order during the election period from March to June next year. “The UN has been present from the moment our nation started to be built, and as such I urge you to remain with us in solidarity so that we may fulfil the dreams of our people,” he told the Council. “Today those dreams are about peace and development.” read more


LAS VEGAS — The need for affordable housing is gaining attention in the 2020 presidential campaign as Democrats step up with ideas to restrain prices.The issue hasn’t dominated the campaign like health care or immigration has. But it represents the seeds of a growing debate as high rents and home prices spread from expensive cities such as Los Angeles and New York to once-affordable pockets like Las Vegas, Reno and beyond.By one Harvard analysis, houses are out of reach of most families in one-seventh of the metro areas in the United States.Among the Democratic presidential candidates, Bernie Sanders would spend $2.5 trillion over the next decade to improve public housing, combat homelessness and establish national rent control. Elizabeth Warren would spend $500 billion over 10 years to build housing units.Michelle L. Price And Nicholas Riccardi, The Associated Press read more


Many of those falling prey to traffickers are migrants, including refugees and asylum seekers who have left their country of origin for various reasons; including conflict, natural disaster, persecution or extreme poverty.“They have left behind their social protection network, and are particularly vulnerable to trafficking and exploitation,” said Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, in a statement marking the Day.Ms. Giammarinaro observed that in the current “poisonous anti-migration political atmosphere,” migrants are often targeted as a threat, while in fact they are a net-gain for host countries where they live and work.Against that backdrop, the UN expert stressed that anti-trafficking discourse is often misused “to justify restrictive migration policies and push-back activities.”“Taking a stand against xenophobic and racist approaches, as well as violence, hatred and discrimination, is a moral duty which is in everyone’s power,” she underscored.Calling it “a gross human rights violation,” Ms. Giammarinaro argued that States have an obligation to prevent trafficking.Turning to the Global Migration Compact, the UN expert asserted that in addition to international protection schemes, States should establish individualized approaches to gauge migrants’ vulnerabilities, and provide them with tailored protections.“In many countries, human rights activists and civil society organizations have been criminalized and ostracized for acting in solidarity with migrants and victims, and potential victims of trafficking,” she flagged. Dismissing as “unacceptable” any attempt to delegitimize their humanitarian work, Ms. Giammarinaro said that civil society organizations globally play “a pivotal role” in saving lives.Non-governmental organizations are also important in identifying trafficking victims, which according to the UN expert is “essential for ensuring access to protection and rehabilitation for victims, and should be prioritized, including during large mixed migration movements.”“On World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, my message is that, even in difficult times, inclusion, not exclusion, is the answer,” she concludedUN Special Rapporteurs serve in their individual capacity, independent from any government or organization. read more


Niagara Regional Police announced Tuesday, April 16 they have made an arrest in an incident on the main Brock University campus last month.In what police described as an isolated, targeted assault, three Brock students were treated in hospital for injuries as a result of an altercation on March 21 and released later that night.Following an investigation, 20-year-old Abdul Zaman of Brampton has been arrested and charged with robbery, assault with a weapon, aggravated assault and fraudulently obtaining food.Zaman will appear at a bail hearing at the Robert S.K. Welch Courthouse in the St. Catharines on Wednesday, April 17.Police say they are continuing to investigate the incident and are actively searching for a second male suspect.Anyone with information is asked to phone 905-688-4111, dial option 3, Badge 9495. read more