Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC PH squash team after their 2017 SEA Games gold medal match. Photo by Marc ReyesKUALA LUMPUR—The Philippine men’s squash team, which upset Malaysia in the semifinals on Monday, surrendered to Singapore, 2-1, in the final Tuesday night at National Squash Center here in Kuala Lumpur Sports Center.The Filipinos settled for another silver, the other in women’s doubles, in the penultimate day of competition.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games MOST READ WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Filipinos bag another silver in sepak takraw Reymark Bergornia dropped the opening match, 11-1, 11-3, 11-16, to Pang Ka Hoe. But Robert Andrew Garcia equalised after beating Benedict Chan, 11-8, 9-11, 11-8, 11-9, in the second match.That left David William Pelino to carry the fight for the gold but he succumbed to the faster and craftier Samuel Kang, 11-4, 11-4, 11-5, in the deciding match.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 shutout SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief View comments
Copa del Rey Dembele set to make Barcelona return in Copa del Rey tie Jamie Smith 01:32 1/5/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Denis Doyle/Getty Images Copa del Rey Barcelona Celta de Vigo Celta de Vigo v Barcelona Barcelona v Levante Primera División Ousmane Dembélé Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez are out of the squad for Thursday’s Copa del Rey tie, but their record signing returns Ousmane Dembele could make his first Barcelona appearance since September after being named in the matchday squad for Thursday’s Copa del Rey tie against Celta Vigo.Dembele – a €105million August arrival from Borussia Dortmund – has not played for Barca since tearing his hamstring on his third appearance for the club, against Getafe in LaLiga.However, the France star is among the substitutes in what is a welcome boost to head coach Ernesto Valverde’s attacking ranks. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez have both been rested, with captain Andres Iniesta among the other players who did not travel, while Paco Alcacer and Samuel Umtiti are injured.Barça XI#CopaBarça [Celta vs Barça]#ForçaBarça pic.twitter.com/8AnvdVRMbd— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 4, 2018Jose Arnaiz is given a chance to impress in an attacking role in the absence of Messi, Suarez and Alcacer.Goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen is rested with Jasper Cillessen handed a start between the posts, while fringe players Denis Suarez, Lucas Digne, Aleix Vidal and Andre Gomes all start.Ter Stegen joins Dembele on the bench, as do Javier Mascherano, Ivan Rakitic and Jordi Alba.
While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Here’s some numbers to keep an eye on for Bedlam 2016.1. Explosive Plays Will Be AbundantUnless you’re one of those “three yards and a cloud of dust” fans, you’re in for a treat this weekend. Saturday features two of the more explosive offenses in college football. OU receiver Dede Westbrook has been gaining serious Heisman hype of late and here’s a big reason why: he has 11 touchdowns of greater than 40 yards (the previous school record was five). Westbrook and Joe Mixon combined average nearly four 20+ yard plays (3.91) each game, quite the duo.The Cowboys have a strong counter in James Washington who leads the nation in 80+ yard plays from scrimmage (3). He averages 19.32 yards per catch, followed by the red hot Chris Lacy (16.17 ypc) and senior Jhajuan Seales (15.87), the three forming a deadly trio of deep threats.2. Who wins the rushing battle?They say football games are won in the trenches, no doubt Bedlam will be too. One of the better ground game match ups in recent history is in line between Sooners’ Joe Mixon and Samaje Perine against the Cowboys’ lightning and thunder attack of Justice Hill and Chris Carson.Hill is a freshman All-America candidate averaging 106.8 yards per game in conference play and Carson has been virtually untackle-able since his return from injury (96 yards per game over the past three weeks).Even more important could be controlling the time of possession where OU is second in the Big 12 just below the plodding K-State Snydercats. Air raid quarterbacks rely on rhythm and tempo so long, clock draining drives from either side are liable to throw the opposition into a funk.Vincent Taylor & Co. will have their hands full this week, Mixon and Perine are a pair of complete backs that are hard to bring down and can take it the distance.The Pokes don’t necessarily have to out rush OU (they’ve won four times this year without winning the ground battle) but it’d be tremendously helpful to keep the ball out of their hands.It wouldn’t hurt to go ahead and win that ground battle, the Cowboys win nearly 80 percent of the time under Gundy when out-rushing the opposition. 3. Turnovers Will Be EverythingSpencer’s gang has been phenomenal in 2016, forcing a league-leading 23 turnovers (2.1 per game) on the year. OU hasn’t developed the same penchant for takeaways but has been hot lately, forcing seven turnovers over the past two games. The Cowboys are 60-7 (89.6 percent) when winning the turnover battle since 2005 so it seems like whoever wins this battle will be the favorite to win the war.Coach Stoops was quoted saying that “turnovers are the most important statistic to keep track of” (thanks Bob) and will no doubt play a big part this week. The Cowboys are second in the league at forcing both fumbles and interceptions, if Mixon puts one on the ground or Baker hangs one up there for a double-covered Westbrook…Could be time to break out the old #WTIB hashtag:Bonus StatAnother good sign has been how well the Cowboy D has been on third downs. In eight of nine wins, they’re holding foes to less than 50 percent on third down conversions, including twice when opponents were held to less than 25 percent. The Cowboys are holding opponents to a 39 percent conversion rate on the year which ranks fourth in the Big 12.
CW1 (Blocking)Sione FinefeuiakiJr. CW1 (Receiving)Keenen BrownR-Jr. Keenan Brown and Britton Abbott are fine players, but they are not and will not be what Zac Veatch and Blake Jarwin were in 2016. Let’s continue with a look back at spring practice with a dive into what we saw from the cowboy backs.SummaryOnly a few weeks before National Signing Day, coach Mike Gundy said he was still looking for another cowboy back to come in and fill the blocking role Veatch left.Gundy got him in Sione Finefeuiaki, but he won’t be on the field until the fall. The way Gundy talked about him made it seem as if he would change the outlook of the position. That’s good because the group seems like it is one name away from having a chance to have a meaningful impact on the field.“We’ve chewed on them pretty good, they have big shoes to fill,” Gundy said. “We couldn’t have won 11 (LOL) games last year without Veatch and Jarwin. We don’t have a lot of experience at that position. We’ve got guys here that have skill and need to develop.”The effort was there all spring. Cowboy backs coach Jason McEndoo had his guys out at the Sherman E. Smith Training Center before any other position group. They even beat the reporters. McEndoo stood across from his group with a laminated piece of paper and shouted blocking calls that the cowboy backs walked through.It seemed monotonous, but it must have been working to some degree.“They’re dedicated, and they’re working hard,” Gundy said. “They understand the importance of that position in our offense. I would say that’s why they’re out here (early).”In the spring game, cowboy backs combined for a pair of completions for 30 yards. Still, if Gundy feels like he isn’t getting enough bang for his buck, he shouldn’t have a problem going to four or five receivers, which is something he has said will be used more in 2017.Camp StarOn a fourth and three at one point last season, offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich drew up a play for a walk-on.Britton Abbott flooded to the flat and was open but dropped Mason Rudolph’s pass. Turnover on downs.In the spring, it was a turnover of leaf for Abbott.“Britton Abbott’s twice the player he was at this time last year,” Gundy said.Abbott is a blocking-first, Veatch-esque cowboy back who is part of a family of athletes. His brothers play football at Tulsa, and his dad spent time in the NFL with the New York Giants. Abbott hasn’t been a game-changer by any means for the Cowboys through his first two seasons in the program.At a position with less skill than normal, that is likely to change.Projected Two Deep CW2 (Receiving)Tyler FergusonR-Jr. SpotPlayerClass CW2 (Blocking)Britton AbbottR-Jr. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.
We’re almost to the halfway point of our countdown. With No. 51, let’s turn our attention to the Cowboys’ sole offensive lineman from the 2017 class.How he got to OSUWhen National Signing Day 2017 ended, the Cowboys had only secured one offensive lineman for the class. Former OL coach Greg Adkins had struck out in terms of landing (or holding on to) any high school commits. The one lineman he was able to secure before his dismissal was a 6-foot-5, 305-pound junior college tackle.Belleville High School (Ypsilanti, Mich.) product Arlington Hambright took the JUCO route after playing defensive end as a prep. Hambright played on both sides of the line at Garden City Community College. He was the Broncbusters’ starting left tackle and helped them complete an undefeated season and claim an NJCAA National Championship.AdChoices广告A highly-ranked JUCO prospect, Hambright originally committed to Toledo but re-opened his recruiting last summer. He chose Oklahoma State over offers from the likes of NC State, East Carolina, Memphis and Houston.On signing day, Mike Yurcich talked about what the coaching staff saw in Hambright.“Arlington is very athletic and has a tremendous upside,” said Yurcich. “We feel like he fits in well with what we are trying to do. He is coachable, has good flexibility and good change of direction. He has played both sides of the ball and moves well.”What he’s done in StillwaterA 2017 signee, Hambright took part in spring practice and appear in the spring game.Role in 2017With incoming Cal grad transfer Aaron Cochran’s decision to come to Stillwater, Hambright will likely be relegated to competition for a backup role. He’s in that group with Teven Jenkins, Dylan Galloway and Shane Richards, all fighting for a backup role at either tackle spot. He could even fill in at guard if needed.Noteworthy Stats and HighlightsRanked the No. 34 JUCO prospect in the 2017 class by Rivals. Was part of a dominant offensive line at GCCC that rushed for 194.8 yards per game and averaged 28.7 points. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.
In honor of Mike Gundy’s 50th birthday last weekend, it only seemed right to look back at his 50th win as the head coach of Oklahoma State. Luckily, it just so happened to be one of the craziest games OSU has ever played. Not because of the score, but because it almost never kicked off.For those who don’t remember, on September 17th, 2011, OSU was in Tulsa set to kick-off against the Golden Hurricanes in the third week of the season. The game had been scheduled to start at 9:10 p.m. (because T.V.) but due to a storm system that rolled into town, didn’t officially kick off until 12:16 a.m. Central time on September 18, 2011.Had the game suffered one more lightning delay, it would have been canceled.AdChoices广告Instead, fans who didn’t have a ticket were allowed to enter the rain soaked Tulsa stadium for free and enjoy some late night early morning football.As to be expected after a three-hour delay, the Cowboys came out a little sluggish. On the opening drive, Brandon Weeden threw an interception that the Golden Hurricanes turned into three points. That seemed to jolt the Cowboys awake. Justin Gilbert returned the ensuing kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown and OSU never looked back.OSU led 31-6 at halftime, and 45-6 midway through the third quarter before Tulsa ripped off three touchdowns on their next three possessions. It didn’t help Tulsa any that they lost their starting quarterback to injury in the first quarter.When the game officially ended, the score was 59-33 and the clock read 3:35 a.m.“When we won the game, everybody’s obviously very excited about the game but everybody’s just walking around like zombies,” Weeden said. “Everybody’s pretty fatigued.” While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Notes from the game:• Justin Blackmon’s NCAA record run of 14 triple-digit receiving yard games ended this night. He totaled 57 yards and a touchdown.• The NCAA doesn’t keep records for latest start or finish times, but this one had to have been in the top 3.• On a sad note, this was the game then defensive line coach Glenn Spencer lost his wife Angela. He had to rush back to Stillwater and missed the game.• Fun fact! This year’s season opener is the final game of a three game deal that included the 2011 game in Tulsa and the 2010 game in Stillwater. This year’s game was supposed to have been played a few years ago, but was rescheduled for either the Mississippi State game or the Florida State game. I can’t remember which.• Just hours after this game was over Pittsburgh and Syracuse announced they were leaving the now defunct Big East football conference for the ACC. Speaking of Pitt, we play them Week 3 this season!• The kickoff attendance of the game was an estimated to be 18,000 to 20,000. Can you imagine waiting three hours at TU’s stadium until after midnight to watch a college football game?• If Oklahoma State beats Tulsa this year, the six-game win streak will be the largest for either team in the series.
UEFA Europa League Police officer dies after Athletic and Spartak Moscow fans clash in Bilbao Goal Last updated 1 year ago 06:15 23/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy ANDER GILLENEA UEFA Europa League Athletic Club v Spartak Moskva Athletic Club Spartak Moskva Fans of both teams came to blows outside San Mames ahead of their Europa League last-32 match One police officer, 50-year-old Inocencio Arias Garcia, has been left dead in Bilbao after fans of Spartak Moscow and Athletic Bilbao clashed in the streets ahead of their Europa League last-32 match on Thursday. Fans of the Russian and Spanish sides clashed with members of the Ertzaintza – the local Basque police force – near San Mames ahead of the second-leg meeting.Around 200 Spartak fans made the trip from Russia and arrived early near the stadium. Those supporters and Athletic fans were involved in altercations, with bottles and flares being thrown. Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp The Ertzaintza stepped in to keep the fighting from getting out of hand, and one of their members died of a heart attack following the conflict. VÍDEO. Incidentes con los aficionados rusos. pic.twitter.com/cPFkoeBNrK— Radio Bilbao (@radiobilbao) February 22, 2018The Spanish Football Federation confirmed in a statement that the officer fell after a flare dropped close to him and suffered the heart attack, passing away at the Basurto Hospital. The federation also expressed its condolences to the friends and families of the deceased and strongly conmdemed violence surrounding sporting events. The Spanish national police also confirmed the officer’s death in a tweet. Un abrazo y todo nuestro cariño a la familia y compañeros del agente de @ertzaintzaEJGV fallecido en incidentes #AthleticSpartak en San Mamés.NO a la violencia, las agresiones y la barbarie en el deporte.https://t.co/58Sv4Jo9MI pic.twitter.com/CXh3VWNqXU— Policía Nacional (@policia) February 22, 2018Reports also suggest that at least four other people have suffered injuries in the fighting, and that multiple arrests have been made.
Manchester United Lethal Lukaku overshadows Pogba comeback with match-winning Chelsea showing Kris Voakes Man Utd Correspondent Last updated 1 year ago 00:12 26/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(4) Getty Manchester United Premier League Manchester United v Chelsea Chelsea Romelu Lukaku The Belgian front man was far too much for his former club to handle as he scored one and assisted another in a crucial 2-1 win The varying twists and turns relating to Paul Pogba’s status at Manchester United may have commanded many of the headlines in recent weeks, but that has served to overshadow a vast improvement in Romelu Lukaku’s all-round game.On Sunday, the Belgian striker scored a crucial first goal and then superbly teed up the winner for Jesse Lingard as United came from behind to secure a vital 2-1 victory over his former club Chelsea at Old Trafford on the day that Pogba returned to the starting line-up to much pomp and circumstance.While there were many pertinent questions being asked of Lukaku’s top-level ability when he arrived in Jose Mourinho’s squad from Everton, the front man has gradually improved his all-round forward play to the point where he now provides a compelling presence in the channels and handles himself well with his back to goal. Far from his immobile, lifeless performance at Stamford Bridge earlier this season, this was a buccaneering showing from the big front man. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp His first goal against top-eight opposition all season being the pinnacle of an excellent personal display as United collected a huge three points in the context of the Champions League race. And the Red Devils have every right to be thankful for Lukaku’s display given their horrible start which forced Mourinho to change to a 4-2-2-2 formation midway through the first half and culminated in Chelsea grabbing a 32nd-minute lead.The goal they conceded was entirely of their own making even if Chelsea deserve high praise for the electric nature of the counter-attack which saw them go one up from a United corner. Pogba failed to jump for a header against Victor Moses, then Scott McTominay gave up tracking Willian and allowed the Brazilian to roam free into the box where he collected Eden Hazard’s pass and fired a fierce shot beyond David de Gea.While both De Gea and Victor Lindelof, who decided against putting in a challenge on Hazard, will accept some degree of culpability, the damage had been done already by Pogba and McTominay’s errors.The important thing for Mourinho’s side at that point was to deliver a response, and they were able to get on level terms within seven minutes thanks to a wonderful move which saw Alexis Sanchez and Anthony Martial both involved with short, intricate passes before Lukaku took a perfect first touch and slid home clinically with his left foot.It was a move which bore little resemblance to United’s play for the large part of a sterile first half, but they were much the better side for the majority of the second.By the time they took the lead they were arguably deserving of the three points, while Lukaku had fairly entrenched himself at the top of the voting for the Man of the Match plaudits.Having forced a great save from Thibaut Courtois with a wonderful bicycle-kick shot, Lukaku then turned provider. McTominay slotted a ball into the channel, allowing the Belgian to get in front of Antonio Rudiger before heading goalwards and sending in an inch perfect cross for Lingard to head home.While their play was far from convincing at times, United had shown real character to dig themselves out of a hole. Led by their manager’s bold decision to switch his formation, the players eventually got a foothold in the game and made the most of their supremacy after the break. It was also no coincidence that Nemanja Matic’s best performance in months came on the afternoon United bested his former team-mates.Pogba, too, was released to cause Chelsea some problems when Mourinho changed his approach, but while the Frenchman drifted in and out of the game there was just no keeping Lukaku quiet. He might have scored 21 goals before today, but this felt like a real breakout afternoon for him. It is the least he deserves after such an improvement in standards over recent months. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Football is back baby. Well, sort of.The NFL preseason kicked off Thursday night and a couple of Pokes flashed their brilliance, each in his professional debut.Justice Hill, Baltimore’s fourth-round pick, led the team with 33 rushing yards on 10 carries in a 29-0 blowout of the Jacksonville Jaguars.But it was one of his two catches that set Twitter ablaze.#Ravens RB Justice Hill has some juice in his legs. pic.twitter.com/TJbsfW4ORD— Marcus Mosher (@Marcus_Mosher) August 9, 2019 But he wasn’t the only former Oklahoma State standout to make waves on Thursday night.Tyron Johnson, who went undrafted but signed with the Houston Texans, is doing his utmost to prove to Texans brass that he belongs on the roster. And that carries over into Houston’s game in Green Bay.Going deep!Joe Webb III finds Tyron Johnson for 44 yards.#HOUvsGB pic.twitter.com/yO0LKZFq3l— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) August 9, 2019Tyron finished with two catches for 48 yards and was open for a touchdown, but Houston QB Joe Webb couldn’t find him.The preseason action continues tonight with the James Washington and Mason Rudolph’s Pittsburgh Steelers facing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at 6:30 p.m. CST and Dan Bailey’s Minnesota Vikings squaring off against the New Orleans Saints at 7 p.m.Check out our viewing guide so you don’t miss a Poke in the preseason this weekend. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.
As an update to my post on the RED and anti-RED campaigns, I wanted to provide links to the latest debate.Bobby Shriver wrote this letter to AdAge, in response to their story characterizing the RED campaign as a disappointment. Meanwhile, TIME picked up on the AdAge story here. The RED Blog has also responded. And, finally, the anti-RED campaign has posted a mission statement on their site. They’ve also responded to Bobby Shriver’s letter here (you have to register to see this).The mission of BUY (LESS) on an individual level is to provide a means for people to donate directly to charity, to remind them that this is the most efficient way to support a cause, and to inspire less consumption overall. On a policy level, our mission is to raise causumer awareness and provoke public discussion — resulting in explicit transparency standards, the adoption of best practices for all cause-related marketing efforts, and leading to greater causumer confidence and more assured revenue streams for charity.Nope, that’s not a typo. BUY (LESS) is seeking to coin the word “causumer” to mean people who “look at how their purchases effect not just themselves, but the world around them,” Ben Davis of the anti-RED campaign says. I think the word is interesting, but it’s an odd match with the site, which is postioned as anti-cause-related-marketing and really, anti-causumerism (though they say that’s not the case, that’s what comes across to me).I think the issue has been covered exhaustively at this point, but if you are contemplating causerism, so to speak, here are some tips:1.) Check out Cause Marketing Forum.2.) You might want to think about Buy (LESS)’s idea of printing on price tags how much of the price of a product goes to charity. At any rate, be as transparent as possible.3.) Be sure you align the message, cause and products to the same audience. The more targeted the audience, as always, the better.4.) Segment your audiences. There are givers and shoppers out there, and some overlap. Offer many different ways to support your organization, based on your audiences’ desires. I agree with Buy (LESS)’s recommendation to put direct donation links on cause-related marketing sites so people have that option if they want it. I recommend tracking the total collective donations too through any links for further transparency.5.) Have a plan for following up with people who buy stuff. Reach out and cultivate relationships with them and the cause after they buy (a smart thought from the Spare Change blog.)[Note: this entry edited to add links to Buy (LESS)’s letter and recommendations.]
World Cup ‘Neymar fell down a lot’ – Lichtsteiner pleased with containing job on Brazil superstar Chris Burton 20:49 6/18/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Buda Mendes World Cup Neymar Brazil v Switzerland Brazil Switzerland Switzerland were able to prevent the Paris Saint-Germain forward from making much of an impact in their World Cup opener, but deny rough treatment Neymar has been accused of going to ground a lot during Brazil’s 1-1 draw with Switzerland at World Cup 2018, with Stephan Lichtsteiner suggesting that “every time he fell down it was a whistle”.The Paris Saint-Germain forward was felled 10 times during Sunday’s Group E clash at the Rostov Arena, with the Swiss defence well aware of the threat he posed.It was suggested that the Samba star had been singled out for rough treatment on his first competitive start since suffering a broken metatarsal with his club. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Perfection from Pulisic: Chelsea’s Captain America has arrived in the Premier League Why always Raheem? ‘Unplayable’ Sterling setting a standard Man City’s other stars need to match ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Those in the Switzerland camp have denied that was the case, with Arsenal new boy Lichtsteiner claiming that Neymar was theatrical, not targeted.He told reporters in the wake of a hard-fought point: “It’s very difficult playing him. He’s fast, he’s technical, you need to keep up with him all the time because he’s dangerous. It’s a big challenge.“And I was a little bit worried about the referee. Every time he fell down it was a whistle, a foul so that was a bit of a challenge.“You think to yourself ‘don’t be too aggressive’ because every time he goes down it’s a foul. So, because of that, I had to be a bit careful.”Lichtsteiner added: “We are a mix I think. We are physical and we defend well – but we also attack. We showed that.“We knew Neymar was a danger so it was very good teamwork on the right side with Valon Behrami, Fabian Schaer and me closing him down.“It was almost a perfect game. It’s important to have this teamwork in the next game because we’ll have new situations.“Maybe it’s an advantage to play a big team like Brazil first in the group. Maybe they don’t know us that well, they don’t have the feeling for the tournament.“The first game is never easy for a big team in the first game. But Switzerland have a good team – and we got a good point.”Philippe Coutinho fired Brazil in front in spectacular fashion on Sunday, but Steven Zuber levelled for the Swiss after the match officials decided against using VAR for an apparent shove on Miranda.
World Cup Petkovic denies deliberate Neymar fouls as Switzerland rough up Brazil Jamie Smith Last updated 1 year ago 06:48 6/18/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images World Cup Brazil v Switzerland Brazil Switzerland Neymar The Swiss coach claims his side did not set out to target the Paris Saint-Germain star, although he was was awarded 10 free-kicks during a 1-1 draw Neymar was not deliberately targeted with aggressive fouls in Brazil’s opening World Cup match, according to Switzerland coach Vladimir Petkovic.The Brazil star was awarded 10 free-kicks – more than any player in a World Cup match since 1998 – during Sunday’s 1-1 Group E draw at Rostov Arena and appeared to be limping in the second half.Valon Behrami, Fabian Schar and Stephan Lichtsteiner were all booked for fouls on Neymar, but Petkovic insists Switzerland did not set out to target the Paris Saint-Germain forward, who started his first game since February after recovering from a foot injury. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Perfection from Pulisic: Chelsea’s Captain America has arrived in the Premier League Why always Raheem? ‘Unplayable’ Sterling setting a standard Man City’s other stars need to match ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar “No, most of the duels were perfectly clean and very often we had one-on-ones with Neymar,” Petkovic told a news conference.”One of the key ingredients [of the result] was to neutralise him but there are different players in the Brazil squad who have great quality and they have shown that on the pitch.”Of course, it was a strategic, psychological type of discipline and I am very proud of the discipline with which my team played and they did everything we talked about, which was very important in one-on-one situations but also collectively against this opponent.”We were not actually able to implement it in the first half and that invited Brazil to be dangerous. As far as yellow cards are concerned there were a bit too many. I didn’t see any bad fouls. My team played it very cleverly. We did some good things and I’m pleased.”I hope people will start taking notice of us. Sometimes there is a lack of recognition and that’s a pity because we played very well and only conceded once. We demonstrated that this team always believes in itself and we will continue to play with that consistency.”Tomorrow we will recover a bit and then focus on the very difficult match coming up against Serbia.”10 – The last player to be fouled more in a #WorldCup game than Neymar v Switzerland (10) was Alan Shearer in 1998 (11 v Tunesia). Down. pic.twitter.com/5uE51q1Irx— OptaJohan (@OptaJohan) June 17, 2018Brazil felt Miranda was fouled by Steven Zuber as he headed home the equaliser for Switzerland.Gabriel Jesus also saw a penalty appeal fall on deaf ears after tangling with defender Manuel Akanji in the penalty area, with Petkovic backing both decisions.”The opponent’s defensive players were not well-positioned – it wasn’t a foul,” Petkovic said of Switzerland’s leveller.”I didn’t see the penalty but I don’t complain because we have referees outside and inside the field. I saw it as a very clear situation.”
World Cup C’est magnifique! Lloris earns 100th France cap Omnisport 23:58 6/21/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images World Cup France France v Peru Peru The goalkeeper was named between the posts for Les Blues’ World Cup clash with Peru, becoming his nation’s seventh centurion Hugo Lloris made his 100th appearance for France in their World Cup clash against Peru on Thursday.The France captain became the seventh player to reach the landmark, joining company that includes national coach Didier Deschamps and Zinedine Zidane.Lillian Thuram is the all-time leader in France caps with 142, with Thierry Henry second with 123. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Perfection from Pulisic: Chelsea’s Captain America has arrived in the Premier League Why always Raheem? ‘Unplayable’ Sterling setting a standard Man City’s other stars need to match ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Lloris – who made his debut in 2008 – captained Les Bleus for their 2016 European Championship campaign on home soil, where they were defeated in the final by Portugal, and has played at three World Cups.France defeated Australia 2-1 in their opening match at the 2018 World Cup and will seal their place in the round of 16 if they beat Peru in Ekaterinburg on Thursday.While Lloris’ 100th cap may have seemed a forgone conclusion just a few months ago, the goalkeeper came under some heat in the lead up to the tournament.After a season with Spurs that saw him finish tied for second in the Premier League in errors leading to goals , Lloris was hit for criticism in France’s friendlies against Italy and the United States for goals conceded.Against Italy, Lloris parried Mario Balotelli’s free-kick back toward the center of the area and right into the path of Leonardo Bonucci, who directed the rebound home.Then against the USMNT, Lloris was beaten near post on a first-time shot by Julian Green , despite the chance being taken at a narrow angle. 100 – Hugo Lloris 🇫🇷 is the 7th player to reach 100 caps with France :142 Thuram123 Henry116 Desailly108 Zidane107 Vieira103 Deschamps100 LlorisClub. #FRAPER #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/urQ3jRViGC — OptaJean (@OptaJean) June 21, 2018 However, France head coach Deschamps, despite saying Lloris needed to do better, remained behind his goalkeeper and refused to go away from him in favor of Alphonse Areola or Steve Mandanda. Lloris was handed the start in France’s opener against Australia, only conceding the lone Socceroos goal from the penalty spot.
Sam Simon — co-creator of The Simpsons and renowned philanthropist— has been named an honorary director of PETA.PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk presenting Sam Simon with a certificateSimon was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2012 and has been helping PETA enormously with its animal rescue programs and youth outreach work, including funding the current nationwide college tour of a virtual reality experience called “I, Chicken,” getting 17 bears transferred from virtually barren concrete pits to a lush new home, and helping rescue several chimpanzees and a horse used for racing, among many other efforts. His support of PETA — whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way” — led them to name their Virginia headquarters after him in 2013, and now he joins Bill Maher, Pamela Anderson, Chrissie Hynde, and James Cromwell in sharing the “honorary director” distinction.Anderson says, “I’ve been lucky enough to join forces with one of my favorite characters, Sam. We’ve been on many campaigns together. I might be able to draw some of the attention, but Sam seals the deal. Money talks, but he doesn’t just give money, he shows up — even against doctor’s orders.”
Lady Gaga is teaming up with Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) to support education and create a positive classroom experience through its Staples for Students program.Lady Gaga recently met with students in California during the filming of the upcoming Public Service Announcement for DonorsChoose.org and Born This Way FoundationThe partnership builds on Staples’s long-standing commitment of supporting education and helping teachers and students.Staples today announced it is donating $1 million to Born This Way Foundation, an organization founded by Lady Gaga and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta. Born This Way Foundation supports the wellness of young people and empowers them to create a kinder and braver world by fostering kindness, improving mental health resources and creating more positive environments. For the fourth year in a row, Staples is also donating $1 million to DonorsChoose.org, an organization that has funded more than 900,000 classroom projects for teachers since its founding, benefiting more than 22 million students.Together through this unique partnership with Lady Gaga, her Born This Way Foundation and DonorsChoose.org, the Staples for Students program will help to promote kindness in schools across America and ensure that teachers and students have the resources they need for successful learning in classrooms.“Teaming up with Lady Gaga, Born This Way Foundation and DonorsChoose.org is an amazing opportunity for the Staples for Students program to support teachers and help create a more positive classroom experience,” said Frank Bifulco, chief marketing officer, Staples. “There’s a correlation between kindness and overall well-being among students, and we hope that together with these perfect partners that we’ll be able to create an environment for students that will help them flourish in school and propel them into their bright futures.”Lady Gaga said, “Classrooms that are positive and welcoming are classrooms where students can discover their passions and unlock their full potential. I’m excited to work with Staples, DonorsChoose.org and Born This Way Foundation to help teachers and students make their schools more supportive and engaging places. Kindness is one of the most important and most impactful values we can instill in students, and I look forward to working with Staples to foster a positive classroom environment where every student feels safe, heard and empowered.”The 2017 Staples for Students program is propelled by several sobering statistics: • According to the Education Market Association, an estimated 99.5% of all public school teachers use their own money to equip their classrooms – frequently at a cost of more than $400 per year. • Sesame Workshop reports that 86% of teachers (and 70% of parents) admit to worrying often that the world is an unkind place for children.Lady Gaga and Staples are also collaborating on a Public Service Announcement that debuts nationally at the end of June, further emphasizing the need to support teachers and students.“Staples has been a generous and valued partner of ours for years, and we’re so thankful for its continued support of our mission, which has helped bring learning to life for thousands of teachers and students in classrooms nationwide,” said Charles Best, founder of DonorsChoose.org.“By creating school climates that are grounded in compassion and generosity we can help to support the emotional well-being of our young people, ensuring they can learn effectively and grow into happy, thriving adults,” said Cynthia Germanotta, co-founder and president of Born This Way Foundation. “We thank Staples for its generous donation and for understanding that the boundless potential of young people can be unlocked by spreading kindness.”For more information, visit www.StaplesForStudents.org.Win a $50,000 Scholarship and the chance to meet Lady GagaStaples is a proud sponsor of the 2017 Lady Gaga Joanne tour promoted by Live Nation. Beginning June 25, 2017, fans will have the opportunity to enter the Staples for Students Sweepstakes for a chance to win a $50,000 scholarship. The lucky grand prize winner will also win a trip to Las Vegas to meet Lady Gaga and see her in concert. Five additional winners will receive a trip to Las Vegas and tickets to Lady Gaga in concert on December 16, 2017.Visit StaplesForStudents.org starting June 25, 2017 for sweepstakes rules and to learn how to enter. Entries must be submitted before September 16, 2017 at 11:59 PM ET and entrants must be 13 years or older.
Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment After buying the Maclean-Hunter media empire in 1994, Rogers Media grew quickly in the magazine world, and soon became the biggest magazine publisher in Canada by far. But in recent years Rogers has been slowly reducing its print footprint. In 2016 when it phased back publication of some titles, and stopped producing others altogether while laying off staff. Rogers Media has struck a deal with the company that publishes Toronto Life to sell the company’s remaining magazine brands for an undisclosed sum.In a press release Wednesday, Rogers and St. Joseph Communications say Maclean’s, the English and French versions of Chatelaine, Today’s Parent, HELLO! Canada, along with digital publications FLARE and Canadian Business, have been sold for an undisclosed sum.“All current Rogers Media Publishing employees will be offered employment through the deal, which is expected to close in April 2019,” the release said. Rogers sold off all of its remaining magazine brands on Wednesday, including Canadian Business, which it stopped publishing in print form in 2016. (Ryan Remiorz/Canadian Press) Twitter
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – While the fire danger rating in the Peace Region is now between high and extreme there are still no new fires in the area.Fire Information Officer Amanda Reynolds explained that the closest fire to Fort St. John is 124 kilometres away, west of Silver Lake. Reynolds added that the fire is currently being monitored but is only about ten hectares in size.There are currently no areas of the Peace Region under evacuation alert with the closest place that is being Vanderhoof. Reynolds mentioned that the smoke the city saw earlier today was coming from several fires of note in Southwest B.C. as the wind was travelling in a northerly direction.There are a total of five fires of note in the entire Prince George Fire Centre, those five are the Chutanli Lake fire, David Henry Drainage Fire, North of Tezzeron Lake fire, Purvis Lake Fire and the South of Long Lake Fire.The North Tezzeron Lake Fire is the largest in the Prince George Fire Centre being 2,024 hectares in size.For more information on B.C. wildfires click here.
Gurugram: Presence of strong leaders in Gurugram makes AAP a strong political force in urban Gurugram. It is important to note that AAP which had fielded Yogendra Yadav previously from Gurugram constituency had come second from urban Gurugram. Strong presence in an urban area might even result in AAP fielding its candidate for the Lok Sabha elections that will be held on May 12. Not willing to be left out the new entrant AAP has also begun its preparations to make a mark. With a strong presence in Gurugram, the new party has now begun preparations in the richest district of Haryana. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderAfter announcing Naveen Jaihind as the state head, the party has appointed Mahesh Yadav the district head of Gurugram last year. Yadav is a prominent Ahir leader, the ex-village head of Chakkarpur village. Yadav is believed to be close to the Gurugram MP Rao Inderjit Singh but later fell out after being denied ticket for the recetnly held municipal elections. His wife later contested as an independent candidate from ward — 33 but lost the elections. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsIn order to make their presence felt the poster of Yadav along with Jaihind are being put across various parts of the city. Proximity to the national capital has resulted in the party also has a sizeable presence in Gurugram. Some of the strong leaders from the city that are affiliated to AAP include RS Rathee who is an MCG councillor and Nisha Singh. Some of the issues that are being raised by the party towards the development of the city include ensuring better sanitation and cleanliness, replenishing the ground water table and improving the erratic power supply. Recently, the party workers hit the city streets protesting against the state government after the sanitation workers were on strike. The party has also raised their concerns about the deteriorating law and order in the city. Starting from India against corruption days to Lok Sabha elections the party has been on the constant drive to increase its members in the city. What can go against the party is the weak position that the party has in rural areas.
NEW DELHI: A green ‘laser’ light pointed at Congress president Rahul Gandhi during his roadshow in Amethi on Wednesday created a scare, but the Home Ministry said there was no threat to his life. However, sources said that a security breach was alleged when the laser light was seen pointed at the head + of Rahul during the roadshow. This led to security concerns within the party, but it was later found that the light was from a camera. When contacted, a home ministry spokesperson said as soon as the ministry’s attention was drawn to reports about the incident, the director (Special Protection Group) was asked to verify the factual position. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details”Director (SPG) has informed MHA that they have gone through the video clipping of the incident very closely. The ‘green light’ shown in the clipping was found to be that of a mobile phone used by the AICC photographer, who was videographing the impromptu press interaction of Rahul Gandhi near the collectorate at Amethi. “Director (SPG) has also informed MHA that this position was conveyed to the personal staff of Rahul Gandhi. Director (SPG) has confirmed that there was no security implication whatsoever,” the spokesperson said. Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said the party has written no letter pertaining to alleged security breach to home minister Rajnath Singh. The home ministry spokesperson corroborated this saying, “MHA has not received any letter from the Congress party.”(Inputs from The Times of India)
Kabul: Torrential rainstorms have lashed drought-stricken Afghanistan in recent days, bringing widespread flooding that has killed at least five people and washed away homes including in the capital Kabul, officials said Tuesday. While some welcomed the wet weather after the punishing dry spell of recent years, residents complained about the lack of infrastructure and government assistance to help them clear up from the deluge. Sixteen of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces were hit in the past 24 hours, destroying or damaging hundreds of houses and sweeping away livestock, said Hashmat Bahaduri, a spokesman for Afghanistan’s National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA). Hardest hit was Herat province in western Afghanistan, where at least five people were killed when their houses collapsed, Jilani Farhad, a spokesman for the local governor said. Officials were also searching for 17 people whose minivan was swept away by flooding in the province’s Obey district late Monday, Farhad added. “There were women and children in the vehicle, we are searching but haven’t found any sign of them yet,” he said. Extraordinary scenes played out in the capital, where the usually parched Kabul River swelled suddenly, bursting its banks in places and swamping surrounding streets and neighbourhoods with about three feet of water in places. Drug addicts who normally spend their time in the riverbed or hiding under bridges could be seen openly smoking opium at street level as water swirled around them. By Tuesday, authorities were warning locals living along the river to be prepared to evacuate their homes as water levels surged. Bahaduri said 113 houses had already been partially or completely destroyed in Kabul. In the capital, a university student named Mujtaba bemoaned a lack of drainage canals, but others welcomed the rain. “It is a bliss to have all this water and rain, we are thankful to God to have rain and get rid of the drought problems,” Kabul resident Mansoor Majab said. Years of dry weather, combined with a booming population and wasteful consumption, have drained Kabul’s water basin, forcing residents to drill ever-deeper wells. This winter saw heavy snowfall across parts of Afghanistan, which had led to flash floods in the spring melt. Over one hundred people had been killed as of March 28 due to flooding in Afghanistan so far this year, according to ANDMA.