Cadiao: DU30 gives people hope amid COVID

first_imgGov. Rhodora Cadiao of Antique says President Rodrigo gave Filipinos hope that the victory against coronavirus disease 2019 will be achieved. PNA According to Cadiao, the continuing success of this province against COVID-19 is due to the cooperation of the mayors of the 18 municipalities. The public, including Antiqueños, were eager to hear about what the President would say about the pandemic and its possible cure during his 5th State-of-the-Nation Address (SONA). President Duterte shared during his SONA delivered at the House of Representatives in Quezon City that he talked with President Xi Jinping of China recently to allow the Philippines to be the one of the first to receive the vaccine against the virus if they happen to develop one.Cadiao also agreed with the President’s view that the reopening of businesses should not be hastened. SAN JOSE, Antique – Gov. Rhodora Cadiao said President Rodrigo Duterte gave Filipinos hope that the victory against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) will be achieved. The role of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases remains crucial in the battle against the virus. Based on the report of the Integrated Provincial Health Office, Antique has four active cases of COVID-19 – three in San Remigio and one in this capital town. (With a report from PNA/PN)last_img read more

McDaniel makes mark as West Coast Nationals conclude at Chowchilla

first_imgCHOWCHILLA, Calif. (Jan. 4) – Ryan McDaniel hit his marks lap after lap as he stayed a step ahead of Cody Laney to win the final IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified feature of the West Coast Nationals Weekend Sunday evening at Chowchilla Speedway. “As fast as it was up there on the top of the track, I wasn’t about to venture anywhere else,” McDaniel said in victory lane. “It was a racy track, but there was no way he (Laney) was going to get me from the bottom.” McDaniel, already on the ballot for this September’s Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational, earned $2,000 for his efforts. Laney stayed at the bottom of the track, thwarting third place finisher Paul Stone’s bid for second. Stone was the top local driver in the event. “He showed me a nose, but I kept ahead,” the 19-year-old Laney said of Stone. “I just couldn’t catch McDaniel. I knew I had to try something, but nothing seemed to work.” Stone tried his best to crack the top two. “I pushed a hole right through the floorboard,” he laughed. Fred Ryland made his second trip to the winner’s circle in as many nights by topping the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod half of the event. Ryland was untouchable at both Merced and Chowchilla. Nemesis Nick Spainhoward of tried in vain to catch Ryland.“Our car was just perfect,” Ryland said in victory lane. “The crew set it up just right.”Now the national points leader, Ryland was asked of his plans following the $1,500 to win main event.“The national title now needs to be considered,” he said of his 2015 schedule. “I just have to explain that to my wife.”Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Ryan McDaniel; 2. Cody Laney; 3. Paul Stone; 4. William Gould; 5. Bricen James; 6. Alex Wilson; 7. Steve Noland; 8. Collen Winebarger; 9. Stephen Hopf; 10. Bryan Clark; 11. Shawn DeForest; 12. Chris Clark; 13. Corey Kortum; 14. Kyle Bryan; 15. Billy Wilker; 16. Tom Berry Jr.; 17. Ethan Dotson; 18. Kellen Chadwick; 19. Kyle Wilson; 20. Troy Foulger.Northern SportMods – 1. Fred Ryland; 2. Nick Spainhoward; 3. Wayne Dotson; 4. Keith Brown; 5. Tim Elias; 6. Richard Mueller; 7. Josh Hensley; 8. Josh Gish; 9. Rick Diaz; 10. Anthony Gulianni; 11. Jamie McNutt; 12. Lloyd Cline.last_img read more

Nigeria reclaims World Scrabble glory

first_imgRelatedPosts Jighere tops 2017 WESPA championships qualifiers list Nigeria has reclaimed the team title at the WESPAC World Scrabble Championship in Goa, India.A team of 11 Scrabble players captained by the African Champion Moses Peter achieved the feat, edging out Malaysia with a mean total 22.36.Nigeria won 214 games, losing 142 over the three-day event.Reflecting on the victory, National Coach Tony Ikolo attributed victory to hard work and serious preparation by the team: “For the last few months we had been preparing for the Indian tournament. My players were remarkable sacrificing so much to ensure that we remain the world’s best.”Meanwhile, Nigel Richards of New Zealand – the greatest Scrabble player of all time – won the singles title to become the world champion again beating Jesse Day of the United States 4-3 in the final match up.Richards – a multiple world champion in both English and French lexicons – is also the holder of another Scrabble “major”, the coveted King’s Cup that was held in Bangkok, Thailand in July.He is now the undisputed world champion having taken the two recognised world title events – the MSA World Scrabble Championship in England last year and now the World English Scrabble Players’ Association title.Jesse Day had led 3-2 in the best of seven final but Richards won the last two games to take the title.Nigel sealed the win in Goa with a “nine-timer” avoiders that netted him 167 points and an unassailable lead.Nigeria’s best performer came from 23-year-old Enoch Nwali who finished fifth overall. The other player in the top ten was Ben Quickpen.Tags: Tony Ikololast_img read more

Other Sports Aim is to qualify for Tokyo Olympics: Gomathi

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Chennai: Gomathi Marimuthu might have become an overnight star with her gold-winning effort at the recently-concluded Asian Athletics Championship in Doha but she is completely focussed now on qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The athlete from a village near Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu finished on top in 800 metres in Doha and has now set her eyes on doing well at the World Athletics championships.           “My next aim is to perform well in the World Athletics Championship later this year,” Gomathi, an employee of the Income Tax Department, Bengaluru, told PTI from Tiruchirapalli.”I also want to run in the Olympics and am preparing for it. Now more and more people and the government is supporting me. I want to do everything possible to qualify for the Games in Tokyo. The aim is to qualify for the Olympics,” the athlete, who comes from a humble background, said. Gomathi clocked a personal best time of 2:02:70s at the Asian championship, bettering her previous best of 2:03:21 that she had achieved at the Federation Cup in Patiala earlier this year.Daughter of a farm labourer (late Marimuthu), Gomati said she would have recorded a better timing if it weren’t for those years that she lost due to injury and lack of support.”No one knew me before, now that everyone knows me I am getting support from various quarters including the Tamil Nadu government. I could have recorded a better time if I had not lost those years due to injury and lack of support,” she said.Recalling the tough days she had to endure when her father and coach passed away, Gomathi said she battled an injury and it was only because of her friend’s encouragement that she kept going.”The year 2016 was a tough one for me as I lost my father and coach but my friend Francis Mary encouraged me and told me to continue the sport. Also, a groin injury meant I missed nearly two years,” Gomathi, who has been hopping from one felicitation function to another after arriving in India from Doha, said.Her immediate goal is to do well in the inter-state athletic championship, to be held in Kolkata in July, and then concentrate on the World Championship in Doha in September.”Now I am feeling more confident after the win in Doha and next is the inter-state meet and then the big one (World championship).”Gomathi said her coach would devise her training schedules ahead of the World Championship.About the shoe controversy that cropped up after reports of her wearing torn shoes, Gomathi said it was not the case and the ones she had worn were “lucky shoes.””I have heard this so many times (the shoe issue). It is not like that. The pair I wore during the race were lucky ones. I am very sentimental about that pair so I used it for the final,” she clarified.Her mother, 52-year old Rasathi, who works in a field, was overjoyed at Gomathi’s achievement and said the entire village celebrated the triumph.”Gomathi told me that she was going abroad to take part in an athletics meet and that she would call me after April 25. Till she won, I had no idea about herachievement. I am very proud that my girl from this small village has reached such heights with determination and hard work,” said Gomathi’s mother.She said her late husband had supported Gomathi a lot after she displayed interest in athletics from a young age.”My husband would have been very happy if he had been alive to see Gomathi win such a big prize. I am happy that she had realised his dreams,” she added.Gomathi’s brother M Subramani said his father used to support Gomathi a lot during the initial days and would have been delighted to see her win a medal in an international event. last_img read more

Shafer: Hunt exploring academic options while recovering from fractured fibula

first_imgAs much as the players don’t like to hear it, Scott Shafer said, academic opportunities open up when they’re out with injuries.Terrel Hunt is experiencing that very situation as he sits out with a fractured fibula that he suffered in Syracuse’s 28-6 loss to Louisville on Oct. 3 and will sideline him for another 2-4 weeks. Hunt, a fourth-year quarterback who has one more year of eligibility, is on pace to graduate ahead of time, Shafer said at his weekly Thursday morning press conference, and is beginning to explore his academic options while he waits to return to the field.“I think Terrel’s in that frustration mode right now,” the SU head coach said. “But what we’ve tried to do is turn the page forward and say, ‘OK, you’re going to have a little bit of extra time here,’ because the rehab you can do for a broken bone is limited.”The quarterback can work toward a second degree or an SU master’s program, Shafer said, and has looked into speaking with sports management professor Rick Burton to “look at different things in his life outside of football.”“… (It’s) a healthy way of taking on a down moment and looking at the silver lining,” Shafer said. “‘Hey, I could spend some time with some very professional people that can give me guidance for the rest of my life’ … That’s part of the learning environment you get to take advantage of by being a football player.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAnybody who’s ever played football, Shafer added, has dealt with injuries and it’s a part of the game.When his players are unable to participate, he reminds them that they’re students too. And Hunt’s starting to make more out of an unfortunate situation.“You try to adjust to the elements as best you can and try to set a mindset forward as opposed to looking back or just waiting to get better,” Shafer said. “That’s no way. You’ve got to try to move forward with everything you do and Terrel’s fought with that a bit this week. I know he has.“But he’ll get through it because he’s a strong young man.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 16, 2014 at 6:08 pm Contact Phil: | @PhilDAbblast_img read more

Weather delaying Ireland cricket

first_imgThe Ireland men’s side are due to face Hong Kong this afternoon. The women’s match with Bangladesh has been reduced to 10-overs a side and will begin at 12.22.last_img

Like Spurs, Sevilla, And Borussia Dortmund, AS Roma Are Serie A Selling Club

first_imgSerie A club, AS Roma finished the 2016/17 season as runners-up behind eventual champions Juventus, who claimed a sixth successive Scudetto title.The season was notable for been club legend Francesco Totti’s last, as he confirmed his retirement from football after spending his entire career at his boyhood club, ensuring one of football’s last ‘One club’ men had hung his boots.It was expected that following Edin Dzeko’s feat last season, where he won the Capocannoniere award finishing as the league’s top scorer with 29 goals, the club would improve the playing squad to push for a title challenge this coming campaign.Alas, that entire dream seems to have been blown up in the air even before the commencement of the season. The departure of erstwhile manager Luciano Spalletti to Inter Milan, paved way for the arrival of Eusebio Di Francesco, who must now be overwhelmed at the amount of work that has to be done in the board room, to prevent his team from further being depleted.Roma faithful’s were still yet to fully understand and forgive the club for selling prized jewel, Miralem Pjanic, to rivals Juventus at the start of last season. Bizarrely, following the retirement of Totti, AS Roma have failed to fill the legend’s void but have rather embarked on a selling spree to deplete a lightweight squad.Mohamed Salah, the clubs best player over the last two seasons was sold to Liverpool for £34.3million. Defensive stalwart, Antonio Rudiger also followed suit, putting pen-to-paper for Chelsea on Sunday. Added to that, the transfer rumour mill is intense with speculations that Radja Nainggolan is the subject of a transfer bid from Chelsea, and the club might appear helpless in preventing the hard-working Belgian midfielder from swapping Rome for London.Wojciech Szczensy, on-loan from Arsenal for the past two seasons, has returned to his parent club following the expiration of the temporary deal, and as expected Roma failed to exercise their option on making it a permanent transfer, despite the cash flow from player’s sale.Di Francesco recently stated his desire to strengthen the squad with five additional signings comprising, one left back, one central defender, one centre forward and two wingers.Maxime Gonalons has arrived from Olympique Lyon, joining a fairly decent midfield that already parades Daniele De Rossi, Kevin Strootman, and Nainggolan. In attack, young Nigerian Umar Sadiq might be given an opportunity to back-up Dzeko, after auditioning at last year’s summer Olympics football event.Roma must ensure they replace Salah in the wide area, considering the duo of Alessandro Florenzi and Stephan El Shaarawy both lacks the consistence, and abilities to replace the highly rated Pharaoh. Failure to strengthen the squad and further sanctioning sale of players, will ultimately lead to a rather frustrating season for the Giallorossi. RelatedRanieri On Mission To Save Sampdoria From RelegationOctober 15, 2019In “Italy”Roma Legend Totti Confirms Retirement From Football; Set For Director RoleJuly 18, 2017In “Europe”AS Roma Bid Farewell To One Of Its GreatsMay 14, 2019In “Europe”last_img read more

Nektan ups customer insight capabilities with Newlette ‘machine learnings’ CRM partnership

first_img Nektan offloads white-label B2C unit to Active Win Group January 8, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Submit Share Seeking to boost its CRM and player management capabilities, London AIM-listed mobile gambling supplier Nektan Plc has partnered with ‘machine learning’ customer insights firm  Newlette.Implementing machine learning processes, Newlette models player behaviour, presenting the optimum offers and bonuses, based on individual playing styles, to increase engagement and reduce bonus costs.Nektan’s marketing and retention teams will gain a number of new player insights with regards to promotions, engagement and interactions through Newlette systems.Gary Shaw, CEO of Nektan, said: “In a fiercely competitive market, providers must ensure their platform is highly data-driven for it to succeed.”“The implementation of these new services will offer our white labels an increased player lifetime value, lower costs and better analytics to drive improved acquisition.”Nektan has also introduced enhanced business intelligence reporting tools to produce detailed behaviour analytics, which will also be made available to its network partners, allowing them to analyse their own data.Dr Gary Katzman, chief operating officer of Newlette, said: “We look forward to helping Nektan and its partners enhance player management through the implementation of sophisticated CRM tools.“Newlette lives by the mantra: ‘We provide clients with the right offer, at the right time, every time’. We are in the entertainment game, so let’s entertain our clients.“ Share FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 Transformed Nektan eyes ‘break even’ comeback April 1, 2020last_img read more

StanChart rewards SC Mobile clients with Liverpool FC Anfield experience

first_imgStandard Chartered has launched a campaign aimed at rewarding clients who opened accounts on the Bank’s SC Mobile App.The campaign dubbed The SCMobile Anfield Experience will be determined by a point system, with every transaction earning the client points. The Client with the highest number of points becomes the Ultimate Winner.The winner and a partner will enjoy an all expense paid trip to the UK with the opportunity to watch a home match at Anfield, the Home of Liverpool FC. and an Anfield Stadium Tour. The package includes 2 nights stay in the UK and an Anfield Stadium Tour.Other prizes include exclusive autographed LFC merchandize. The campaign will run over a three month period from October to December 2019.Speaking at the launch, Bossman Kwapong, Head, Products and Segments, Standard Chartered Bank Ghana Limited said, “With the SC Mobile App, clients can execute all their banking activities right from their mobile devices, starting by opening their bank account and providing all verification documents by uploading to the application and completing the onboarding process within minutes.Standard Chartered has taken into consideration feedback received from clients to develop the digital bank. Each stage of the design process has incorporated innovative technology allowing the execution of all banking activities from a mobile device. This includes 70 banking services through the app, such as mobile money and bill payments, local and international transfers, request for statements, cheque books and many more. Clients can also track and trace all requests submitted, which is a first for Standard Chartered”.Standard Chartred is passionate about what resonates with its customers and clients and continues to leverage on the sponsorship with Liverpool Football Club to make the dreams of many Ghanaian football fans come true. This is another opportunity to provide a money-can’t-buy experience for its clients.last_img read more

WHS Daily Bulletin: Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

first_imgGuidance Office News:College visits during lunch:Thursday, November 13- Fort Hays CollegeTuesday, Nov. 18 – Hesston College Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Wednesday, November 12, 2014:MondayTuesday• Scholars’ Bowl at WHS 4 p.m.• Football Awards Banquet 7 p.m.WednesdayThursdayFridayMonday’s lunch: Hamburger/bun, romaine and tomato, sweet potato wedges, mixed fruit, rice crispy bar.Tuesday’s lunch: Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes/gravy, fresh broccoli, peaches.Today’s News*Classic Movie Club will be showing a movie on Tuesday, November 18 in room 205. The movie is “The outlaw Jose Wales” starring Clint Eastwood.*Students: Remember to bring non-perishable food donations to any of your classroom teachers.  If, by the end of the day Thursday, there is enough food in a teacher’s classroom to fill the doorway up to the door handle, then that teacher is “canned”, and they may not teach on Friday. Keep in mind, the purpose of this food drive is to raise food for those in need, so please make sure your donations are of nutritional value.  Ramen noodles will not be accepted. All proceeds will go the Wellington Food Bank.*STUDENTS: If you are participating in a winter sport and do not have a physical or concussion form on file, you must do so before you will be allowed to practice. You can pick up the forms in the counselor’s office.*There is a sign-up sheet in the office for Special K Basketball. Please sign up by November 25.*Seniors: Please start turning in your needed pictures for the graduation video, along with your top 3 song choices to be in the video. You can turn them into Mrs. Vaughn in room 203, Leah Nelson or Shayna Templeton. Please turn them in ASAP.last_img read more