LOOK: Lady Tamaraws get ‘merienda’ treat from Tigresses

first_imgREAD: FEU topples La Salle, sends DLSU to a playoff vs UST for No. 2As Jesus Christ once preached… Love Your Neighbors. 🌻🐯#BeBrave #KamiNaman https://t.co/lvtGwGglX5FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs— UST Tigresses (@USTWVTofficial) April 29, 2019 Monster effort from Nikola Jokic carries Nuggets past Trail Blazers in series opener MANILA, Philippines—Far Eastern University’s stunning win over De La Salle gave University of Santo Tomas a chance to fight for the second seed and the last twice-to-beat incentive.The Golden Tigresses made sure to show their appreciation to their neighbors in the Lady Tamaraws.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college FEU on Monday posted a photo of a gift from UST, a platter full of stir-fried noodles, and thanked them for the treat.The Tigresses promptly replied.READ: Tougher road to four-peat for La Salle after loss to FEU “As Jesus Christ once preached… Love Your Neighbors. 🌻🐯#” the UST women’s volleyball team replied on Twitter.It’s still unclear if UST will send another if it ends up with the No. 2 spot on Wednesday when it takes on defending champion La Salle in a playoff.ADVERTISEMENT The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card View comments MOST READ Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Duterte says he will appoint Gamboa as next PNP chief Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast LATEST STORIES LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption PLAY LIST 02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yulast_img read more

Around Whittier

first_imgWHITTIER – A status conference scheduled Thursday in Norwalk Superior Court for the Whittier Conservancy lawsuit seeking to prevent the demolition of three historic buildings has been continued until Oct. 10. The conservancy sued the city after the City Council voted 3-2 to allow California Domestic Water Co. to demolish a 1934 office, 1932 pump house and 1921 single-family residence. Typically at status conferences, dates for hearings are set and other procedures involving the lawsuit are established. The conservancy lawsuit contends that an environmental impact report needs to be done before moving forward with any plans. Play about vets to be performed EAST LOS ANGELES – The opening night for Whittier resident Alfredo Lugo’s play “Roll Call,” about Vietnam veterans returning home, will be at 8 p.m. today at the El Gallo Plaza Theater, 4545 E. Cesar Chavez Ave., Los Angeles. A “Vietnam Veterans Home” ceremony will be held following the play. Tickets for opening night, including a reception, are $25. For other performances, tickets are $15 for the general public, $10 for students and seniors age 60 and over, and $8 for veterans. The show will run through Sept. 22, all at 8 p.m., except for 3 p.m. Saturday matinees. For information, call (323)261-8704. Donis’ art to be shown at college CERRITOS – An opening reception for Los Angeles-based visual artist Alex Donis’ art display will be staged at 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Cerritos College Art Gallery, 11110 Alondra Blvd. His works will be on display through Sept. 25. An artist walk-through will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 6. For information, call (562)860-2451, Ext. 2612. Golf tournament to benefit charity NORTH WHITTIER – The 17th annual Dearden’s Memorial Golf Tournament for Para Los Ni os, which provides child care for low-income children, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Golfing will begin at 12:45 p.m., following a lunch. A reception will be featured at 6 p.m. Dearden’s, established in 1910, is the oldest furniture store in the western United States. For information, call (213)481-3517. Scholarship for women available SANTA FE SPRINGS – Local women who are enrolled in school and provide primary financial support for their families are encouraged to apply for the $800 Woman of Opportunity Award from the local Soroptimist Club. Applications for the award are available at the city library, 11700 Telegraph Road, and are due by Dec. 15. Eligible participants must be women who are enrolled in or have been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or undergraduate degree program. They must demonstrate financial need and cannot already have earned an undergraduate degree. The $800 cash award can be used to offset any costs associated with higher education, including tuition, books, supplies, child care and transportation. The local winner will be entered into a regional contest to compete for two $3,000 awards, a $5,000 award and possibly a $10,000 award. Last year’s winner won the local $800 award and $5,000 from Soroptimist International. For information, call Annette Rodriguez at (562) 677-4080. Emergency prep seminar planned LA MIRADA – A citywide Neighborhood Watch meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 6 at the La Mirada Resource Center, 13710 La Mirada Blvd. Members of the city public safety team will provide information on how to prepare for disasters such as an earthquake. Participants will learn what items to include in an emergency preparedness kit and what actions to take before, during and after an earthquake. For information, call the sheriff’s La Mirada Station at (562) 902-2960. – From staff reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Jose Mourinho

first_img 9. Home Fortresses – Between February 23rd 2002 and April 2nd 2011, Jose Mourinho didn’t lose a single home league match with any of his clubs. The Special One’s incredible nine year run came to an end when his Real Madrid side lost 1-0 to Sporting Gijon! 2. Quitting School On Day One – At the age of 23, after he gave up on his playing career, Mourinho’s mother enrolled her son in a business school. Jose quit after just one day to pursue other careers in football. It wasn’t a bad decision in the end! 3. PE Teacher – Next, Jose Mourinho became a PE teacher in Portugal as he continued his development. A former pupil of his said: ‘Until he arrived, no girls ever wanted to do PE, but suddenly nobody was asking for a sick note.’ 1. Arrested – click the arrow above to find out nine more fascinating facts about Mourinho – Days before the 2007 FA Cup final, Mourinho was arrested and cautioned for refusing to let police take his dog, Gullit, into quarantine. Mourinho apparently smuggled the Yorkie, which police thought had not received proper injections, out the back of his house. 10 10 Jose Mourinho is one of the most recognisable sporting figures in the world today and, because of this, much of his life story is already well known to the public.However, there are a few lesser known facts you may not have heard about Manchester United’s new manager.Did you know about his run in with the law, about his job as a teacher back in Portugal, or about how he turned down the chance to become the Newcastle boss near the beginning of his career? If not, you’re in the right place!Click the right arrow above to scroll through our list of things you didn’t know about Jose Mourinho. 10 10 10 8. Speaking Catalan – Jose Mourinho speaks six different languages, including Catalan, which he picked up while at Barcelona. Mourinho also speaks Portuguese, English, French, Spanish and Italian. 7. The Laundry Bin – In 2005, so the story goes, Jose Mourinho mischievously worked around a UEFA stadium ban by using a laundry bin! Mourinho allegedly snuck in and out of the Chelsea dressing room using the container and gave his usual team talk before a Champions League quarter-final. 10. The Newcastle Job – Mourinho opted not to become Bobby Robson’s assistant at Newcastle despite working with him between 1992-97. ‘He told me it would only be for a year, two tops, and that, at the end, I would be head coach. I didn’t take him up on his offer, knowing sooner or later, my time would come.’ 10 10 6. Influential – Jose Mourinho was named the ninth most influential man in the world on a list by AskMen, and he laughed it off by saying: ‘What position is my wife in? Eighth, at least. I’m not even in charge of my own home!’ 5. Dr Mourinho – In 2009, Mourinho received a doctorate for his accomplishments in professional football from Lisbon’s Technical University. Mind you, doctors are a touchy subject for Mourinho. 10 10 10 4. Rockstar – In 2011, Mourinho was named “Rockstar of the Year” by the Spanish edition of Rolling Stone magazine. They cited Jose’s ‘provocative attitude on the bench and at press conferences’ as one of their reasons for awarding him the title. last_img read more

Santa Clarita Calendar

first_img Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club will meet, 12:10 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-7701. Santa Clarita Valley-Newhall Optimist Club will meet, 7 p.m. at La Rumba, 27600 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 252-7313. Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. at the Sierra Hills clubhouse, 28616 Kenroy Ave., Canyon Country. Call Desiree Nascimento at (800) 858-4749, Ext. 114. Valencia Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. Call Kim Dickens at (661) 259-8567 or visit www.valenciatoastmasters.org for location. Basic & Advanced Coastal Navigation class, 7-9 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, 23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 298-8725 or (661) 259-7201. SCV Underwater Hockey group will play, 8-9 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Aquatics Center, 20850 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Cost: $3. Call Ben Jarvis at (661) 510-2665. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities during the evenings at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. THURSDAY Development Brainstorming session for nonprofits, 9-10:30 a.m. at the SCV Resource Center in the Activities Center at 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Cost: $10. Call (661) 250-3720. Moms mixer, 7-9 p.m. at a private home in Valencia. Call Liz Hodson for information and directions. Boating Safety course, titled “The ABCs of Boating,” 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, 23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-7201. Sierra Club will meet, 7:30 p.m. in the upper classroom at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 24901 Orchard Village Road, Valencia. Call Dave Morrow at (661) 254-5245. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Noon Kiwanis Club will meet, noon-1:30 p.m. at El Torito, 27510 The Old Road, Valencia. Call Janie Choate at (661) 296-8260. Youth Chess Club will meet, 5:30-8 p.m. at 25864-G Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Jay Stallings at (661) 288-1705. Evening Kiwanis Club will meet, 6:15 p.m. at Mulligan’s, 25848 Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Amy Spencer at (661) 255-6714. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for tempo runs, 6:15 p.m. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org for location. FRIDAY Open house, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. at Martin & Coy, CPAs, 28494 Westinghouse Place, No. 105, Valencia. Call Colleen at (661) 295-9070. Used Book Sale for members of the Friends of the Libraries only, 5-7 p.m. at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library, 18601 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Membership can be purchased prior to the sale. Call Dorothy Anderson at (661) 252-3980. Karaoke night, 6:30-9:30 at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. SATURDAY Used Book Sale to benefit the Friends of the Libraries of the Santa Clarita Valley, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library, 18601 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Call Dorothy Anderson at (661) 252-3980. Story time, 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Local Authors Day will feature local authors signing and discussing their books, noon-3 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for a morning run, 7 o’clock in the parking lot at Starbucks, 26415 Bouquet Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Free wellness workshop will present research about stubborn weight, fatigue and hormone imbalance, 10-11:30 a.m. at the office of Dr. Larry Cart, 24868 Apple St., Suite 101, Newhall. Call (661) 284-6233. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave. Call (661) 254-1275. Animal show, 1 p.m. at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Free. Call (661) 259-7721. Karaoke night, 8 o’clock at VFW Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-6885. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities throughout the day at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. SUNDAY Trail Team will meet to repair damaged trails, 9 a.m. at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Classics Book Group will discuss “The Good Earth” by Pearl S. Buck, 10:30 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Reptile Club for kids ages 7 to 17 will meet, 1-2 p.m. at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for marathon training, 6:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Granary Square, 25930 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Bingo will be played, 10:30 a.m. at Mint Canyon Moose Lodge, 18000 W. Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-7222. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 254-1275. Music jam session, 2 p.m. at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Local musicians welcome. Call (661) 252-6885. MONDAY Advisory Council of the SCV Senior Center will meet, 9:30 a.m. in Room 1 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. New members are invited to attend. Call (661) 259-9444. Martin Luther King Jr. community observance, 7 p.m. at Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 297-3783. Lunchtime Torah discussion, noon at Congregation Beth Shalom, 21430 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Call Rabbi Steve Conn at (661) 254-2411. Special Olympics offers golf lessons to athletes with learning disabilities, evenings at Vista Valencia Golf Course, 24700 W. Trevino Drive, Valencia. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. TUESDAY Santa Clarita Republican Women will meet, 10 a.m. at Republican Headquarters, 24267 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-3422. Hart School District focus group meetings, 10 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Library at West Ranch High School, 26255 W. Valencia Blvd., Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 259-0033 or visit www.hartdistrict.org. Teen writing workshop, 6 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Rubberstamping workshop with Alexa Joy, 6:30-8 p.m. at Timeless Memories, 24922 Anza Drive, Suite B, Valencia. Call (661) 755-3452. American Association of University Women will host speaker Heidi Novaes at their dinner meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Mimi’s Cafe, 24021 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia. Cost: $17. Call Teresa Leonard at (661) 296-3049. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Runners Club will work out, 6:15 p.m. at the College of the Canyons track, 26455 N. Rockwell Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club will offer an intermediate class, 7-9 p.m. in rooms A1 and 2 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 252-2210 or (661) 255-0463. Boating safety class, titled “Basic and Advanced Coastal Navigation,” will meet, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, 23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 268-0143. Barbershop Harmony Singers will rehearse, 7:30-10 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6109 for security-door information. To submit an event for the Daily News calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at sharon.cotal@dailynews.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TODAY Local author Jocelyne Badr will sign copies of her book `’Alter Idem,” 4:30-8:30 p.m. at the Valencia Library, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Refreshments will be served. Call (661) 259-8942. Fantasy Book Club will discuss “Eldest” by Christopher Paolini, 6 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Introduction to Judaism will meet for the first time, 7:30-9 p.m. today and then on Wednesdays for the next 22 weeks at Congregation Beth Shalom, 21430 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Call Rabbi Steve Conn at (661) 254-2411. Santa Clarita Sunrise Rotary Club will meet, 7:10 a.m. at IHOP, 24737 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 250-1023. last_img

DONEGAL BIKERS BRAVE HOT LEATHER AND HOT WEATHER FOR CHARITY

first_imgNot even the hot weather can stop these Donegal bikers getting into their leathers for charity!And just who says bikers have no hearts?A group of more than 50 Donegal motorcyclists made the most of a sunny Easter Monday to collect money for Solas a men’s charity based in Falcarragh.The group started in Letterkenny and finished in Falcarragh via Glenties and Dungloe. The friends and families of Solas greeted the bikes in Falcarragh with soup and sandwiches.The event was organised by Kathy O’Conner.Fair play to all who gave their time on what must have been a scorching time in those leathers!DONEGAL BIKERS BRAVE HOT LEATHER AND HOT WEATHER FOR CHARITY was last modified: April 22nd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bikerscharitydonegalSOLASlast_img read more

Avoiding religious gaffes

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’ Do wear white at a Hindu funeral, (it’s the faith’s symbolic color of mourning) Don’t order a beer at a Muslim wedding reception (Islamic law forbids alcohol) Washing of the feet, symbolizing Jesus’ love for humanity, is optional for guests at a Seventh-day Adventist ceremony During Hanukkah, which began at sundown Friday, you light a shammash and eat a sufganiot (one is a candle, the other a doughnut). The advice is especially useful in a nation becoming more diverse. Changes in U.S. immigration law during the 1960s allowed more non-Europeans into the country, increasing the presence of minority faiths. ALBANY, N.Y. – Courtney Kuehn went to a Hmong wedding and – surprise! – tradition dictated a toast to her old college roommate. Paul Purdy went to synagogue with a Jewish girlfriend and accidentally stood for the Mourner’s Kaddish. Such transcultural encounters are common in a nation under many gods, especially this time of year when celebrations often involve friends from other faiths. Questions come up. Is it OK to serve pork at a holiday party? Should my Buddhist friend get a Christmas card? Religious etiquette guides offer some answers. The books, including “How to be a Perfect Stranger” and “Multicultural Manners,” focus on issues far weightier than recognizing salad forks. Inside, is advice on how to be sensitive to other faiths and cultures. A few examples: “Clearly, there are dramatic changes that have taken place in our country in the last 50 years,” said Stuart M. Matlins, a co-editor of “Perfect Stranger” and editor of companion guides for weddings and funerals. While exact statistics are difficult to calculate, there are thought to be more than a million Hindus in the United States, at least several million Buddhists, and several million Muslims and Jews. Even the nation’s dominant faith, Christianity, is far from monolithic. Roman Catholics, Lutherans, Baptists and Episcopalians each have distinctive practices. Cultural collisions are unavoidable. Albany resident Purdy, raised in a Christian home, went to synagogue in October with his then-girlfriend’s family for Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, when he inadvertently stood for the mourning prayer. He realized his gaffe and sat down again quickly. Purdy’s interfaith philosophy is “if you’re paying attention, you’ll do OK.” But the guides are for other people who want to make sure, or for the curious. Kuehn, from Lakeville, Minn., was close enough to her Hmong friend to be one of those called upon to make a traditional toast around a big table at her wedding. She still wonders whether her all-English good wishes came across to the Hmong-speaking guests. “I’m not sure if everyone understood me,” she said. More Americans are seeking help to clear up the cultural confusion. “Perfect Stranger” went into its fourth edition this year and has sold more than 75,000 copies, Matlins said. Barnes & Noble is promoting the book for the holidays on the religion-themed tables in it stores. “Multicultural Manners” is in its second edition and has sold more than 50,000 copies, said author Norine Dresser, who more recently wrote “Come As You Aren’t! Feeling at Home with Multicultural Celebrations.” The books share retail shelf space with guides less concerned with interfaith how-to, but with explaining faiths like “Jewish Holidays, a Brief Introduction for Christians” or “Understanding Islam and the Muslims.” Authors say the books meet complementary needs – for people to understand their neighbors and for people to have their faith understood. Consider the popularity of religious “open houses,” events that give humanizing glimpses behind the doors of synagogues, churches and mosques. American Muslims, in particular, have been opening their doors with a sense of mission since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The Islamic Center of Long Island, which has been inviting people for many years, shows a 30-minute film on Islam and lets visitors watch prayers. Habeeb Ahmed, president of the Westbury, N.Y., center says the first five minutes can be a little tense for visitors, but they are soon at ease. If a female visitor lacks a head covering, “that is not a big deal.” That kind of flexibility seems crucial on the path to understanding. Dresser mentions a widely distributed e-mail satire about a hapless human resource director who renames the Christmas party a “holiday party” to include Jews, then must accommodate Muslims fasting for Ramadan, a drumming circle for goddess worshippers, and so on until she is driven insane. While it’s not that extreme, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., changed its staff Christmas party to a holiday party, and then finally to a year-end appreciation event. Curtis Powell, vice president for human resources, said they take care to complement the Christmas tree with other decorations representing other faiths. And if they serve pork, it’s on a separate table. Dresser says it’s hard to please everybody, though a little understanding goes a long way.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Spurs stars Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen close in on Premier League history

first_img BEST OF Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Most Read in Football They may have taken their time to show their class, but it has proven to be worth the wait for Tottenham fans.Indeed, Eriksen has now directly assisted Harry Kane for 18 Premier League goals during his time at the club.Only Frank Lampard to Didier Drogba (24), Darren Anderton to Teddy Sheringham (20) and Steve McManaman to Robbie Fowler (20) have combined on more occasions in the competition’s history.A 2013 summer signing from Ajax, Denmark international Eriksen initially took his time to settle under Andre Villas-Boas.But he has developed into one of the most important players in the side and supporters will hope his contract is sorted soon.He currently has a year and a half left on his current deal and Pochettino believes a decision – agreed by both player and club – will be made very soon. 2 Spurs will be hoping these two can bring the Premier League title to north London Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update scrap 2 latest Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions revealed center_img Kane and Eriksen have struck up a fantastic relationship Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Kane, meanwhile, has now scored 120 Premier League goals in 172 games having initially also taken time to blossom.The striker, an academy graduate, honed his craft on a number of loan spells away from White Hart Lane before breaking through in the 2014/15 season with 21 goals. Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion RANKED SORRY gameday cracker Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen have developed an almost telepathic partnership over the past five years.Manager Mauricio Pochettino has practically built his Tottenham Hotspur side around Spurs’ deadly duo, who helped the north Londoners put five past Bournemouth on Boxing Day. The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 last_img read more

Top 10 Things I Learned Transitioning from the Military

first_imgIt’s been a little over 12 years since I last put on the uniform of a U.S. Navy Sailor and stepped off a military installation for the last time, but still remember vividly the immediate weeks after my separation.  Over the course of several articles I’ll be talking more specifics about tips and tricks I’ve learned over the 12 years to share my knowledge and experience in hoping this helps other veterans transition into the workforce, but I want to start off with a list of the top 10 things that hit me in those weeks. For some background, I enlisted as an Electronics Technician and served a little over four years in that capacity repairing electronic communication equipment.  I thought I would always be a techie, and serve a long and full military career retiring after 20 years.  Life flipped upside down and after having a back injury and I could no longer serve, so I got out unexpectedly a little after 4 years of service.  I learned about the human resources profession towards the end of my career, so I wanted to focus on an HR career once I got out.  In addition to learning that swearing like a Sailor in the civilian sector is frowned upon (especially being in HR!), here are the top 10 things that struck me:1.       Finding a job post military is hard. Resume building, cover letters, online applications, job profiles, social media, networking, interviewing, skills assessments; all very time consuming and confusing to anyone not use to it.2.       Military trade skills don’t always translate to the civilian sector.  Military soft skills – leadership, grit, determination, perseverance, and honor do — regardless of job.3.       Bills can be expensive and add up. Uncle Sam paid for three square meals a day and a roof over my head along with an annual allowance for uniforms.  It’s a shocker once you get out, unemployed and have bills to pay. Financial management and education is key – go out and learn everything you can about money management.4.       Health insurance isn’t free. Again, I use to go anytime and anywhere I wanted. Not the case as a civilian. What’s a deductible and dental insurance has maximum annual limits?!5.       No one is responsible for your career, your financial future, or your success but you.6.       Exploratory interviews are useful. Back to point #2; a lot of skills don’t transfer. Seek careers that interest you, and talk to people who are in them to learn more.7.       Networking is vital. It can be virtual (think phone calls, skype and social media) or in person. The best $3 investment you can make is treating someone to coffee to learn about them & their job.8.       Careers aren’t laid out. In the military you know you go from enlisted ranks E1 thru E9, or officers O1 thru O10. Other than some government employees (on the GS scales for example), careers aren’t laid out as cleanly in most organizations.  The bad news is there’s no clear path for you.  The good news is you can create your own.9.       Workplace mentality goes from collaborative, comradery and mission-based with a higher purpose (service and protection of Country) in the military, towards individualistic and competitive in the private sector.  Not that people aren’t collaborative in the civilian sector, but it’s a different mindset.  SHRM’s Director of Social Engagement and veteran Andrew Morton write’s a good piece here on SHRM about going from “We Will to At-Will employment”.10.   There’s no structure. I wore a uniform and shiny black boots every day for over 1,500 days, knew what time my meals were and what I needed to do every hour of the day. When you get out; you have plenty of choices, have to dress yourself (preferably with a different shirt every day!) and figure out how to structure your day. Again, Andrew wrote an excellent piece with one of my favorite video clips about lessons learned from the cereal aisle. I can only imagine how career veterans feel.11.   Bonus one! Leverage and take advantage of your experience with relocation. If you aren’t tied to a location once you get out, continue to move. It’s hard for many to even move 20 miles for a new job. Your experience and familiarity with relocation will many more doors for you. So there you have it.  Some big eye openers once I got out of the military and some things to look out for if you are a transitioning veteran.  If you are a hiring manager or HR specialist looking to hire a veteran, keep these things in mind as you can help ease this transition.last_img read more

The Loss Prevention Foundation Announces Two New Board Members

first_imgThe Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) has announced the selection of its newest board members to assist in governing and providing strategic direction for the Foundation at its recent board meeting.Elected to the board of directors was:Sue Read, LPC, director of EHS and loss prevention, FleetPrideKathleen Smith, vice president of asset protection, Albertsons-Safeway“We are thrilled to have Sue and Kathleen join us on the Loss Prevention Foundation Board. We welcome their leadership and diverse loss prevention backgrounds to assist in the Foundation’s mission of education,” said Terry Sullivan, LPC, president of LPF.- Sponsor – “The Loss Prevention Foundation Board is comprised of many great leaders in the industry. We welcome Kathleen and Sue as dynamic thought leaders who will continue to grow our board with their skill sets,” said Frank Johns, LPC, chairman of The Loss Prevention Foundation. “With the goal of education and certifying loss prevention executives through the LPC and LPQ certification programs, the Foundation strives to help elevate loss prevention professional as leaders in the retail industry. By expanding our board with leaders like Sue and Kathleen, we will gain more diverse thought to achieve that goal.” Sue Read Kathleen SmithThe LPF also held reelections at the meeting. Those reelected to another three-year term on the board of directors include:Steve Hyle, LPC, vice president, director of national accounts, AFA Protective Systems, Inc.Paul Jones, LPC, director of asset protection – risk management, CKE Restaurants, Inc.Lisa LaBruno, executive vice president of retail operations, RILADavid Lund, LPC, vice president of loss prevention, Dick’s Sporting GoodsBill Napier, LPC, president, Napier Consulting LLCAllan Watters, LPC, SVP asset protection, Stage Stores, Inc.For a complete list of the Loss Prevention Foundation board members, visit: LPF Board of Directors. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Moving from Reactive to Predictive Analytics

first_imgIn legacy IT landscapes, information is frequently siloed horizontally across business units or vertically by function. Critical data may reside in legacy IT systems, a data warehouse, or systems that are outside the corporate data center. This mix of data may be in structured, semi-structured, or unstructured formats.For analytics purposes, operational data is typically replicated, reformatted, merged, and aggregated multiple times before initial analysis can take place. Depending on the data in question, this process might require hours, days, or weeks. This all adds up to a delay in drawing insights from the data.By the time the data gets analyzed, its relevance has decreased and its costs have increased. Any actions taken on the insights gained though analytics will tend to be reactive rather than proactive. This puts the business in a state where it is continually looking back at what happened in the past rather than looking forward to predict what is likely to happen in the future. This high latency from event to insight is an unsustainable state of affairs. For businesses to compete effectively in today’s fast-moving, digitally driven marketplaces, they need to reduce the latency of the environment to just hours, minutes, or even seconds, and they need to focus more on predicting what lies ahead rather than reacting to what happened days, weeks, or months ago.Here’s a case in point. A fast-growing company called FarmLogs is using real-time analytics to help growers leverage data collected by sensors in the field to increase crop production. With the ability to see current soil conditions, precipitation levels, and other field measurements, along with analysis of that data, farmers can adjust resources on any given day or moment – Get the full story at Data Science Technology Seeds Smarter Farming.While this new imperative to shift to predictive analytics is a challenge for CIOs and IT departments, it is also an opportunity. It presents an ideal time for companies to get started on the path of transformation to new, data-driven business models.And this is where we return to the software-defined infrastructure (SDI) story. SDI enables the movement from reactive to predictive analytics by providing a flexible and adaptive environment that allows you to deploy infrastructure on demand, and then deploy analytics on top of the software-defined foundation. This IT agility positions your organization to take advantage of new data as it comes in—which is often your most valuable data. It gives you access to the resources you need, when you need them, and where you need them.SDI is an ideal complement to technologies like Hadoop, which allows you to combine diverse datasets and run queries and reports in real time, and in-memory analytics, which moves data closer to the processors. Capabilities like these accelerate time to insight with big data, and help you make predictive analytics a reality.But, of course, the world won’t stop there. As we move from reactive to predictive analytics, we need to keep our eyes on the road ahead, and the follow-on destination: prescriptive analytics. I will take up that topic in a future post.In the meantime, for a closer look at some of the exciting ways people are using data analytics to accelerate time to insight, visit the Intel New Center of Possibility site.last_img read more