Courts This Week- A Weekly Round Of Important Legal Developments In The Country [Episode-50]

first_imgTop StoriesCourts This Week- A Weekly Round Of Important Legal Developments In The Country [Episode-50] Taniya Pandey1 Feb 2021 1:50 AMShare This – x…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginNext Storylast_img read more

A&M looks to knock off No. 8 Kentucky

first_img___For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, February 24, 2020 Associated Press FEARLESS FRESHMEN: Kentucky’s Nick Richards, Ashton Hagans and Tyrese Maxey have collectively accounted for 53 percent of the team’s scoring this season and have scored 48 percent of all Wildcats points over the last five games.CREATING OFFENSE: Maxey has either made or assisted on 40 percent of all Kentucky field goals over the last three games. Maxey has 17 field goals and 14 assists in those games.STREAK SCORING: Kentucky has won its last three road games, scoring 78 points, while allowing 68 per game.ASSIST-TO-FG RATIO: The Aggies have recently used assists to create buckets more often than the Wildcats. Texas A&M has an assist on 44 of 75 field goals (58.7 percent) over its previous three outings while Kentucky has assists on 34 of 77 field goals (44.2 percent) during its past three games.GETTING DEFENSIVE: The disruptive Texas A&M defense has forced opponents to turn the ball over on 22.8 percent of all possessions, the 30th-best rate among Division I teams. Kentucky has a forced-turnover percentage of only 17.4 percent through 27 games (ranking the Wildcats 293rd).center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 8 Kentucky (22-5, 12-2) vs. Texas A&M (14-12, 8-6)Reed Arena, College Station, Texas; Tuesday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: No. 8 Kentucky looks to give Texas A&M its eighth straight loss to ranked opponents. Texas A&M’s last win vs a ranked opponent came against the then-No. 10 North Carolina Tar Heels 86-65 on March 18, 2018. Kentucky has won its last six games against conference opponents. A&M looks to knock off No. 8 Kentuckylast_img read more

WWE announces Tampa will host WrestleMania 36 in 2020

first_imgThis will mark the first time that the Tampa Bay Area will host WrestleMania and the fourth time the event will be held in Florida. Orlando served as the host in both 2008 and 2017 and Miami in 2012.  WrestleMania will make it’s fourth trip to the Sunshine State in 2020 as the 36th edition of “The Showcase of the Immortals” heads to Tampa Bay, Florida.“On behalf of everyone at WWE, we thank Mayor Buckhorn and Commissioner Hagan for bringing WrestleMania to Tampa Bay for the first time,” said Vince McMahon, WWE Chairman & CEO. “I am confident that Tampa Bay will be an outstanding host for our fans around the world.”As expected, WWE officially announced on Thursday that its annual signature event, WrestleMania 36, will take place at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. on April 5, 2020.” “Tampa Bay is proud to host WrestleMania,” said Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn. “Our region enjoys a special place in sports entertainment history and has produced many of its iconic figures. We look forward to WWE fans from around the world converging on our city in 2020 to enjoy all that we have to offer.”Raymond James Stadium is home to the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers and can hold more than 60,000 people for the WWE’s flagship event. The stadium will also serve as the home for XFL’s Tampa Bay. The league — which is slated to begin play in February 2020 — is owned and operated by WWE CEO Vince McMahon.Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a year”I would say it’s probably the biggest event that we haven’t had the opportunity to host yet,” Tampa Bay Sports Commission executive director Rob Higgins told the Tampa Bay Times who first reported the story. “So this is why this is such an incredible announcement for our hometown. WrestleMania is returning to the Sunshine State.”The city will host an entire week of WWE festivities including NXT TakeOver, the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony along with both of its weekly television shows “RAW” and “SmackDown” with all taking place at the Amalie Arena along with the WrestleMania Axxess fanfest at the Tampa Bay Convention Center. But there’s much more to WrestleMania week with wrestling fans from around the world flocking to the host city to attend wrestling shows from promotions around the world. The bidding for WrestleMania has become very competitive over the past decade, becoming financial windfalls for host cities that compare with the Super Bowl and the college football playoffs. In 2017, WrestleMania 33 generated a record $181.5 million in economic impact for nearby Orlando which serves as the second home base for the company and is home for the WWE Performance Center. Tampa has served as a hotbed for wrestling during the days of territorial promotions featuring the likes of the “American Dream” Dusty Rhodes and Jack Brisco. Many of the current WWE superstars live in the city and surrounding area.This year’s event — WrestleMania 35 — will take place on April 7 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ with other events in nearby New York City and the nearby New Jersey area.last_img read more

Terence Crawford vs. Egidijus Kavaliauskas results: Crawford retains WBO welterweight title with ninth-round TKO

first_img— Crawford says the “wrong side of the street” between Top Rank and PBC doesn’t exist.— Teofimo Lopez Jr. looks to become a world champion, vowing that family drama is in the past. — Michael Conlan feels he was robbed of a victory over Vladimir Nikitin during the 2016 Olympics. Will he finally earn sweet revenge? Kavaliauskas seemed to knock Crawford down in the third round with a left hook, but it was ruled a slip. The champ appeared to be irked by the sequence and grew meaner as the bout went on.Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearThe arguable pound-for-pound best peppered Kavaliauskas with stinging shots before putting the Lithuanian fighter down with a thud in the seventh round. Two rounds later, “Bud” caught Kavaliauskas with a flurry of punches that dropped him again. He smothered the game challenger and dropped him for a third time. The referee didn’t need to see any more; he stopped the fight right there.Although the fight was much tougher than expected, Crawford ultimately handled his mandatory challenger like a champion should — by squashing him.Here’s how Crawford vs. Kavaliauskas unfolded:Terence Crawford vs. Egidijus Kavaliauskas resultsMain event: Terence Crawford def. Egidijus Kavaliauskas to retain WBO welterweight titleRound 9: Crawford catches Kavaliauskas with several hooks and “Mean Machine” is down. The challenger is frustrated but gets up off the canvas. Crawford smothers him and drops him again. The ref waves it off and this one is over. Crawford retains his WBO strap.Round 8: Crawford goes head-hunting with a right hook that misses, but a left hook lands with impact. And now a flurry of hooks from the champ with Kavaliauskas up against the ropes. The champ’s ferocity is on full display. “Bud” is willing to take a shot to land a flurry as he gains steam. (10-9, Crawford; 79-72, Crawford)Round 7: There’s that switch-hitting wizardry. Crawford plants a left to the body and a right upstairs. Kavaliauskas lands a few shots of his own and all upstairs, crisp punches. A right-left combo lands for Crawford and now the champ opens up with a left uppercut. Kavaliauskas nails Crawford right back, but the champ answers back by dropping the challenger with a thud! “Bud” is swarming Kavaliauskas now and hitting him with one stinging shot after another. The champ’s mean streak definitely came out that round … whew. (10-8, Crawford; 69-63 Crawford)11:30 p.m.: Hell of a fight through six. Have it five rounds to one for Crawford, but one could argue that Kavaliauskas took more than one thus far. It has been close.Round 6: A left-right combo snaps Kavaliauskas’ head back as the champ tries to bully the challenger a bit. Crawford is now showing Kavaliauskas his right hand in a circle before popping the jab. (10-9, Crawford; 59-55, Crawford).Round 5: Crawford doubles up on the jab to start, but Kavaliauskas clips him with a left hook. “Mean Machine” has power and “Bud” is feeling it. The champ is now catching Kavaliauskas with a nice right hand. And another. A left hook-right hook combo lands for Crawford and he adds a left hook. Crawford is gaining momentum and finding a rhythm. A left hook-right hook combo upstairs lands for Crawford. A straight left-right combo lands for Crawford, but Kavaliauskas answers back with a flurry to end the round. Still, Crawford takes the round. (10-9, Crawford; 49-46, Crawford)Round 4: Crawford coming out more aggressive to start this round, peppering the challenger with shots, but Kavaliauskas brushes the champ back with a right hook. He has definitely put “Bud” on notice of his power early on. Crawford warned by ref for holding onto the back of Kavaliauskas’ neck while punching. After the warning, Crawford goes back to work, throwing and landing stinging shots. Kavaliauskas fires back to end the round. Solid fight thus far. (10-9, Crawford; 39-37, Crawford)Round 3: “Mean Machine” catches Crawford and the champ is down! The ref calls it a slip, though. It really looked like the game challenger caught “Bud” with a nice shot and should have been given the knockdown. Kavaliauskas is more than game. He stood toe-to-toe with the champ and gave him the business that round. Replays show a glancing left hook caught Crawford. That should have been ruled a knockdown. (10-9, Kavaliauskas; 29-28 Crawford)Round 2: Not much action during the first half of this round, with both fighters unsuccessfully trying to set traps for the each other. Both fighters trade fire, with the champ getting the better of the exchange in the center of the ring. You could see Crawford doing some real-time data analysis in the ring, trying to figure out “Mean Machine.” (10-9, Crawford; 20-18 Crawford)Round 1: Terence Crawford’s switch-hitting is already on display as the champ tries out “Mean Machine.” Kavaliauskas goes to the body and catches the champ by surprise upstairs, but Crawford quickly gets back outside and peppers the challenger with some stinging jabs seconds later. A nice start to this main event. (10-9, Crawford)11:08 p.m.: The ring introductions have been made, the referee has given both fighters instructions and this main event is about to start!11:03 p.m.: And here comes the champ, Terence Crawford, looking all business and ready to handle his mandatory challenger like a champion should.11:01 p.m.: “Mean Machine” has entered the ring, looking ready.11 p.m.: The Garden is on absolute fire, with the crowd still rocking from Teofimo Lopez Jr.’s TKO to become champ and Tracy Morgan hilariously telling Lomachenko that he “better watch out” for the new world champion and fellow Brooklyn native. Loma and Lopez did flick it up after the bout.#PhotoOfTheFight: The Takeover is here. Now is this what y’all want??#CrawfordMachine | ESPN | @GEICO— Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) December 15, 201910:38 p.m.: “Like the great KG (Kevin Garnett) said, ‘Anything is possible. Anything is possiiiibbbbllllee!” Lopez says in glory. He acknowledges that a unification with Lomachenko will be next in 2020 and that’s the firepower that Loma is going to have to deal with in the New Year. The 22-year-old from Brooklyn is easily one of the most electric fighters in boxing today. My goodness!Co-main event: Teofimo Lopez Jr. destroys Richard Commey with second-round TKO, becomes new IBF lightweight champRound 2: Both fighters connect, but Commey takes the worst of the exchange. And now Commey’s down! He’s badly hurt and stumbling all around the ring. The ref registers the count and Lopez swarms Commey, unloading vicious right hooks. This one is over! The ref stops it! Teofimo Lopez Jr. has realized his boyhood dream of becoming a world champion. Scintillating finish for Lopez!Teofimo Lopez wins by technical KO over Richard Comey in the 2nd round. #pbc #espn #lopezvscomey— Bay SportsOne (@BaySportsOne) December 15, 2019A show stealing performance by @TeofimoLopez 🎟He wins his first title by 2nd round TKO. #CommeyLopez— ESPN Ringside (@ESPNRingside) December 15, 2019The new champ hits his ceremonial backflip in the ring while rocking the jersey of 2019 Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow of LSU.#[email protected] erupts and stops Richard Commey inside of two rounds, and is your new IBF Lightweight world champion.— Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) December 15, 2019Round 1: Hard round to score with the champ feeling out the ferocious challenger and keeping him at bay with the jab, but Lopez still letting loose on some combinations. Slight edge to Commey in the opening frame. (10-9, Commey)10:30 p.m.: An interesting first round thus far. Commey is asserting the left jab but Lopez did get loose with a few combinations.10:25 p.m.: Richard Commey could very well be the champion that fans take for granted the most. The IBF lightweight champ representing Ghana is in the ring. This co-main event is about to start.10:20 p.m.: Biggie Smalls’ voice declaring “Where Brooklyn at?” mixed with Frank Sinatra and turning into Jay Z’s “Empire State of Mind” hits the sound system and here comes Teofimo Lopez Jr., trying to fight his dream of becoming a world champion into existence tonight.10:15 p.m.: Still awaiting the ring walks for Lopez and Commey. This could very well be the show-stealing fight of the night. Meanwhile, “Bud” is gearing up backstage.Work time. 😤#CrawfordMachine | ESPN | @terencecrawford— Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) December 15, 201910 p.m.: Richard Commey puts his IBF lightweight title on the line against Teofimo Lopez Jr. next, with unified world lightweight champion Vasiliy Lomachenko in attendance to get a closer look. Who will have his hand raised at the end of this one?#CommeyLopez … N➡️E➡️X➡️T on ESPN— Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) December 15, 2019Michael Conlan earns redemption against Vladimir Nikitin with unanimous decision9:53 p.m.: Conlan gets his sweet revenge, defeating Nikitin by unanimous decision (98-92, 99-91 and 100-90). He definitely exorcised some demons that were more than three years in the making. It will be interesting to see Conlan’s first move of 2020 in the featherweight division as he turns the page in his career.🇮🇪Redemption is [email protected] settles his 3-year-old score once and for all, besting Vladimir Nikitin via Unanimous Decision at @TheGarden.#CrawfordMachine | ESPN— Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) December 15, 2019“It was a lot of pressure going into that fight, but it’s nice to get it done. I just needed to get that one back,” Conlan said in the ring following his win. “Who do I want (next)? I want a Christmas dinner with ham and all the trimmings I want to enjoy this. I needed to right this wrong. Full credit to Nikitin, who fought his heart out. There’s no bad blood. There was never was. Now we can put this chapter of my career behind me.”9:50 p.m.: Conlan throws his hands up following the final bell. I’ve got him taking seven rounds for the clear decision. Let’s see how judges call it.9:42 p.m.: Conlan trading leather with Nikitin and getting the better of the exchanges in the eighth round. It’s something Conlan might feel like he has to do, considering he was outright robbed of a victory against Nikitin back in 2016. Conlan keeps this up and he’ll secure that redemption.9:38 p.m.: Conlan landed some thudding shots at the end of the seventh round while slipping any damage at the hands of Nikitin. Conlan is up, but he needs to be careful to not leave himself vulnerable during phone-booth exchanges.9:35 p.m.: While Conlan and Nikitin are heating up here, Teofimo Lopez Jr. is nice and loose backstage, vibing out to 50 Cent. Will he be striking a pose as a new world champion after facing Richard Commey tonight? Stay tuned.Well, he’s going into his title shot loose…@TeofimoLopez up 🔜#CrawfordMachine | ESPN— Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) December 15, 20199:30 p.m.: Got Conlan up three rounds to two entering the sixth. There was a sequence in the fifth where Conlan measured Nikitin up for three straight uppercuts, only for the Russian fighter to pop his head up and land a crunching right hook. This bout is getting more interesting by the round.9:25 p.m.: Conlan is peppering Nikitin with the sharper shots, but the rugged Russian continues to move forward and dig into the Irish boxer.9:20 p.m.: WBO welterweight champion and arguable pound-for-pound best Terence Crawford is in the building. Back-to-back fights at MSG for Crawford, who dominated Amir Khan in April and will look to shut down the “Mean Machine” at the “Mecca of Boxing” tonight.NOW ARRIVING: proudly representing Omaha, NebraskaThe. Champ. Is. Here. @terencecrawford is locked in and ready. Prep the popcorn.#CrawfordMachine | ESPN | @Allegiant— Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) December 15, 20199:15 p.m.: Look who was walking alongside Egidijus Kavaliauskas in the Garden just a few minutes ago — none other than Vasiliy Lomachenko, the unified world lightweight champion.NOW ARRIVING: from 🇱🇹 (with a guest)Egidijus “Mean Machine” Kavaliauskas hopes to make history in his shot in the Welterweight spotlight … #CrawfordMachine | ESPN | @Allegiant— Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) December 15, 2019Meanwhile, Conlan had himself a strong first round as he asserted the jab and walked Nikitin down during several sequences.9:05 p.m.: Vladimir Nikitin just entered the ring and here comes Michael Conlan, who has plenty of support from the crowd here at the Garden. He’s coming out to James Brown’s “The Payback.” Very fitting, indeed.9:00 p.m.: LSU’s Joe Burrow was just announced as the 2019 Heisman Trophy winner, which means this tripleheader is about to launch, beginning with Michael Conlan vs. Vladimir Nikitin. If you aren’t familiar with their story, Conlan lost twice to Nikitin. The Russian defeated Conlan in 2013 in a-nip-and-tuck affair. Conlan clearly pummeled Nikitin during their rematch at the 2016 Olympics, only to be robbed of the victory by judges. Here, he aims for sweet redemption. Will he get it? We’re about to find out! Buckle up and keep it locked here for all the live results, updates and highlights.8:52 p.m.: The Bronx’s own Josue Vargas gets his hand raised by unanimous decision (98-92 across the board) to the crowd’s delight.8:45 p.m.: A look at the custom chess set that awaits Terence Crawford inside his locker room at MSG. Pretty cool.You know you’ve arrived as a main attraction at @TheGarden when they set up the locker room with a custom chess set. #CrawfordMachine | ESPN | @terencecrawford— Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) December 15, 20198:30 p.m.: Josue Vargas vs. Noel Murphy in the sixth round in junior welterweight action here at Madison Square Garden. This will be the final fight before tonight’s tripleheader, beginning with Michael Conlan seeking to exact revenge on Vladimir Nikitin.Crawford vs. Kavaliauskas fight card resultsMatchupClassBeltTerence Crawford def. Egidijus Kavaliauskas via ninth-round TKOWelterweightWBOTeofimo Lopez Jr. def. Richard Commey via second-round TKOLightweightIBFMichael Conlan def. Vladimir Nikitin by unanimous decision (98-92, 99-91 and 100-90)Featherweight Crawford vs. Kavaliauskas latest news — Terence Crawford is still patiently waiting to face an elite welterweight. Will 2020 be the year? NEW YORK — Egidijus Kavaliauskas was the “Mean Machine,” as advertised. Too bad for him, Terence Crawford was just meaner.The WBO welterweight champion retained his title by dropping Kavaliauskas three times en route to a ninth-round TKO at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night.center_img Edgar Berlanga def. Cesar Nunez via first-round KOSuper middleweight Josue Vargas def. Noel Murphy by unanimous decision (98-92, 98-92, 98-92)Jr. welterweightlast_img read more

‘Barnes got the ball’, says Dyche after horror tackle on Matic

first_imgBurnley manager Sean Dyche defended Ashley Barnes’ tackle on Nemanja Matic in the Clarets’ 1-1 draw with Chelsea.His challenge provoked a fierce reaction from the Serbia midfielder who shoved Barnes to the ground, leaving referee Martin Atkinson with no option but to send him off, however, the Burnley striker escaped punishment.MATIC TO MISS CAPITAL ONE CUP FINAL: TOTTENHAM FANS RUB IT INDyche, though, believes his player was not lucky to stay on the pitch, claiming the pair simply collided at odd angles.“I had no problem with the incident,” he told talkSPORT following the match.“At the end of the day it’s a challenge that happens every week.“Barnsey gets the ball and I think it’s the momentum of the angles the two players are coming in at [that sees the collision].”last_img read more

Rebate boost for SA film

first_imgWarner Brothers’ Blood Diamond,nominated for five Academy Awards in 2006, was filmed on location in South Africa.Mary AlexanderThe South African government is to inject millions of rands into the country’s fledgling film industry with two new schemes aimed at encouraging local filmmakers to produce big-budget movies, and foreign filmmakers to use the country’s diverse and stunning landscape for their locations.Launched by the Department of Trade and Industry in February 2008, the South African Film and Television Production and Coproduction Incentive offers a 35% rebate on the cost of films and full-length television programmes produced by South African filmmakers. The second scheme, the Location Film and Television Production Incentive, offers foreign film companies a 15% rebate on the costs of filming in the country. Both schemes, set to run for six years until 2014, cap the rebate at R10-million (US$1.25-million) per production.“South Africa has a growing and vibrant film sector, attested in the recent past by productions such as the award-winning Tsotsi and the internationally acclaimed Blood Diamond,” said Minister of Trade and Industry Mandisi Mpahlwa at the launch of the incentives. “Opportunities abound and producers continue to benefit from the cost competitiveness of the country’s beautiful locations.”Tsotsi, a wholly South African production, won the Academy Award for best foreign language film in 2006. Warners Brothers’ 2006 film Blood Diamond, filmed on location in South Africa, was nominated for five Academy Awards. The country’s other recent movie successes include Yesterday, nominated for an Oscar in 2005, and U-Carmen eKhayelitsha, awarded a Golden Bear at the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival in 2005.The local film industry is one of the priority sectors indentified by the government’s Accelerated and Shared Growth Initiative for South Africa (Asgisa) as having excellent potential for growth. Asgisa aims to boost the country’s growth rate to 6% in order to halve unemployment and poverty by 2014.The local production incentive scheme is designed to support South Africa’s film industry and create job opportunities, while the location incentive for foreign filmmakers aims to encourage and attract big-budget films to the country, increasing both foreign direct investment and the country’s international profile.“In addition to incentives,” Mpahlwa said, “the DTI is working with other role-players on raising the profile of the sector in general an a number of strategic cooperation treaties are set to improve distribution locally and internationally.”Both schemes are for the production of feature films, telemovies, television drama series, documentaries and animation, produced to top commercial standards. Excluded are reality TV, news, sports, advertising and variety shows, as well as pornography and material that promotes religious intolerance.Qualifying for the incentivesTo qualify for the South African Film and Television Production and Coproduction Incentive, the company producing the film must be incorporated in the country, must have a majority of South African shareholders, and must comply with the black economic empowerment codes of good practice. Only one film per production company is eligible.Only films with a minimum R2.5-million total production budget will qualify, with the company committing 25% of this budget.The majority of the film’s intellectual property must be held by South Africans. The director has to be a South African, as do those with top writer and producer credits, three or more of the top five highest paid actors, and most of the film’s heads of department and key staff.The Location Film and Television Production Incentive is available only to foreign-owned films, with the producers required to incorporate a special purpose corporate vehicle in South Africa for the sole purpose of producing the movie. The South African portion of the budget must be between R12-million ($1.5-million) and just under R100-million ($12.4-million).At least 50% of the principal photography, and a minimum of four weeks’ photography, must be shot in South Africa.Related articlesTelevision in South AfricaMore Oscar glory for South AfricaUseful linksDepartment of Trade and IndustryFilm and Television IncentiveTsotsiYesterdayBlood Diamondlast_img read more

You Want Choices Not Universals

first_imgWe write and create content that suggests that there is only one way to successfully do something, even though believing that constrains your choices and makes producing results more difficult. Stop looking for the universal right answer or approach and explore your choices.last_img

Kia signs up little known but ‘hungry’ players as part of ‘unconventional mentality’

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC After the Typhoon Part 2 PLAY LIST 05:18After the Typhoon Part 200:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 MOST READ And the Picanto aren’t batting an eyelash over losing the chance to sign top overall selection Christian Standhardinger, after trading the pick to San Miguel in exchange for a pair of veterans in Ronald Tubid and JayR Reyes, as well as sophomore guard Rashawn McCarthy.They still ended up with a Christian in their team. Two, in fact: Chris de Chavez and Christian Geronimo.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 shutoutWithout any picks in the first two rounds, Kia settled for drafting the wide-bodied Arvie Bringas of FEU, de Chavez from Ateneo, and little-known Geronimo of PUP as it continued to stockpile on prospects who they feel are eager enough to show their worth and accept their unique approach wholeheartedly.“We’d like to give hungry young players a chance to prove themselves in our team,” said Lipa. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kia is doubling down on the players’ desire to win rather than sheer talent alone, a method unheard of in any league.“The idea that were trying to develop has been proven in the past with the NCC and Purefoods teams before, but it takes years and a lot of dedication on the part of the players and the coaching staff to make it work. As we’ve said, we’d like to pay our dues,” said Lipa. “It may not be the conventional type of basketball people are expecting, but look at it as our little contribution and give us a chance to do something different.”Lipa also vouched for another Christian — Chris Gavina, that is — as the longtime deputy will now be given the steering wheel to anchor the Picanto this upcoming season as their new head coach.“Coach Chris is familiar with our philosophy with how we want to play the game. Our system is more of a system where everybody should fit into a role, and we believe that have the necessary tools to teach them how to play competitive basketball in the pro level,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Chris de Chavez was picked in the third round by Kia in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netTwo is better than one.That’s the “unconventional mentality” Kia is embracing as it embarks on a new beginning with team governor Bobby Rosales and team manager Joe Lipa leading the charge.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img 13 players show up as Gilas opens World Cup qualifiers buildup LATEST STORIES View comments Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortlast_img read more

It’s Geek to me

first_imgOvi MapsNokia’s dealt a death-blow to most GPS systems by outing its all-free Ovi Maps. With voice navigation for 70 countries and maps of over 180 countries available, all you need is a Nokia phone loaded with Ovi Maps. The latest version ups the ante with pedestrian and car turn-by-turn directions, integration of ViaMichelin and Lonely Planet content, social networking and weather service. Yep, it sounds too good to be free. Find a compatible phone, and hit up the link for the full juice: DashNow, classifying this gadget is a bit of a task. It’s an alarm clock. It plays Youtube. You can Tweet as well. Triples as a smart picture frame. Serves news headlines. And plays internet radio. If only this were portable, it’d be competing with a certain ‘fruity’ device, but the Dash is simply a very talented alarm clock. Sitting by your hotel bedside, you can use over 1000 widgets that cater to a variety of needs and is cheaper than its HP counterpart (Dreamscreen). For US$ 200, you get a great Wifi-enabled and 7″ Capacitive Touchscreen. The latest on this at 300Post the drama which left the camera production unit shut, many mourners coaxed the company to revive the legendary Polaroid instant camera. The result of this valiant effort is this chubby feller: The Polaroid 300. Costing about US$ 90, it runs on a ten-a-pack film ammo that’ll cost you about US$ 10. The pics will go great for general artistic photography and other such gimmicky stunts, but should you be planning an instant-passport-photo business on the side, this might not be the right tool. Go forth and seek your camera at www.polaroid.comBookeen Opus Colour E-readerIt’s colourful, it’s small and it’s cute. And now for the real good news… It’s reasonably priced. Bookeen’s e-readers have been around for a while and the latest ‘edition’ sports many eye-catching hues (even though we couldn’t find a photograph). The e-Ink reader boasts an enhanced battery life (8,000 page flips!) and a faster interface. Also bundled with the e-reader are 150 e-books. At US$ 200 it’s a (colourful) steal. Letchable and buyable at www.bookeen.comWatch out for AigoOne’d almost expect a company called Aigo to be owned by the ex-Indian wicket keeper Kiran More, but Aigo’s one of China’s biggest brands and they’re outing a gorgeous tablet. Red, suave and power-packed, this one features the NVIDIA Tegra2 chipset, making for some great video rendering. Also added to the arsenal are a USB socket, a micro-SD card slot and an able HDMI output. The flavour of choice here is the latest Android 2.1 platform. The prices aren’t out yet, but keep an eye out for this at the Aigo website: read more

Four Ways to Make Your Nonprofit Newsletter a Powerful Fundraising Tool

first_imgYour nonprofit newsletter can be one of your best fundraising tools. That’s because a newsletter has a unique platform to show donors the impact of their giving — and cement the relationship. And it can do this while earning a fundraising return that rivals (or even beats) appeal letters. The key is to make sure your newsletter builds donor loyalty. Loyal donors will give more, stay with you longer, and be your best advocates.A loyalty-building newsletter requires clear, muscular writing and eye-catching design. But that isn’t enough. Apply these four principles to your newsletter — and watch your donors respond!1. It’s about your donor:The heart of a loyalty-building newsletter is showing the donor she makes a difference. That’s the central message of your newsletter. The “star” is your donor. Not you.Your audience is your donor. Your donor wants to hear one thing from you: That her giving matters. This principle should guide all your decisions about newsletter content. When you consider putting something in your newsletter, ask yourself: “Does this demonstrate to the donor that her involvement matters?” If it doesn’t, throw it out.Once you have the right material, there’s another step: Repeatedly, throughout every newsletter you publish, you should include variations of this phrase: “This is possible because you and others gave.” Never miss an opportunity to remind her of her critical role in your work.A loyalty-building newsletter is NOT about:The success and competence of the organization. It’s about the work made possible by the donor. Your successes should be framed as your donors’ accomplishments.The inner workings of the organization. Your director attended an important conference? A much-loved staff member had a baby? Resist the temptation to tell all your donors. Use the space for things more relevant to them.The accomplishments of employees, board members, corporate donors. There are more appropriate and personal ways of thanking and recognizing these key parts of your team. Your newsletter is not the place.2. You need your donor:Your newsletter doesn’t have to be an appeal for funds. In fact, it shouldn’t be. But don’t shy away from asking for gifts. Contrary to what some people in the nonprofit world think, being asked is not an annoyance or an intrusion for donors.Donors want to be wanted. From a donor’s point of view, evidence that you need her tells her that she’s significant! So when you have financial needs, be clear and bold. Ask for help. Donors will reward you by giving.3. Use the power of story:Human beings have a need for stories. Stories are a key way we assimilate knowledge. Wise leaders and thinkers throughout human history have used stories to communicate important truths. So does a loyalty-building newsletter.What is a story? It’s a dramatic account of people overcoming odds and achieving something worthwhile. It has a beginning, middle, and end. A point of view. Tension and resolution. It’s dramatic and well written.A typical newsletter story goes something like this:Something is wrong or broken.Your organization gets involved.Happy ending: Things were made right.Take away the first part, and the story collapses. It’s the beginnings of the stories that are unique. That will get readers interested, engaged, be reading — and giving gifts because they see the wonderful things that happen when they give. Any storyteller will tell you: Conflict and trouble make a story fascinating. They are also what make our happy endings more meaningful. Don’t be afraid of the pain. As long as it resolves in the end, showing that the donor made a difference, you have a powerful story.4. Use headlines to keep readers reading:It doesn’t matter how strong a story is if nobody reads it. Too many nonprofit newsletters obscure their material under bloodless, dispassionate headlines. Your headlines should take sides, have a strong point of view, advocate, shout, tease. The world’s best headline writers work for the supermarket tabloids. They understand an important truth: The headline is what pulls a reader into a story.Good newsletter headlines should have:Strong verbs. A headline should be a sentence, not a title or a label. Avoid “-ing” verbs — they can really let all the steam out of a headline.Relationships. Because human relationships are innately interesting, feature them in the headline whenever possible.Multiple elements. Kickers (above the main headline) and/or subheads (below) enrich headlines by adding quotations or other interest-generating material.If your headlines make you cringe — that’s a sign that they’re strong.Try these principles in your newsletter. You — and your donors — will be very pleased with the results.Source: Merkle Orange Papers  Copyright © 2007 Merkle Inc. All rights reservedlast_img read more