PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney warms up ahead of during the English FA Cup Third Round match between Manchester United and Reading at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017. (Photo by RUI VIEIRA/AP)MANCHESTER, England — Wayne Rooney became Manchester United’s joint leading scorer of all time when he scored his 249th goal for the club on Saturday in the FA Cup third-round 4-0 win over Reading.Rooney struck in the seventh minute at Old Trafford to equal the mark set by Bobby Charlton, who was watching the game.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Ronaldo scores as Madrid matches Barcelona’s unbeaten record GCTA mess: BuCor given til March to review records of PDL returnees PLAY LIST 01:38GCTA mess: BuCor given til March to review records of PDL returnees00:55Black Nazarene back in Quiapo Church in record time01:07‘Slug it out’ in court, Guevarra dares De Lima01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter We are young Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Senators to proceed with review of VFA “To do it at such a massive club like Manchester United, I am hugely honored and it is really proud moment for me,” said Rooney, who is the record scorer for England’s national team.Rooney was making his 543rd United appearance — 215 fewer games than Charlton.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliSPORTSWe are youngBoth Charlton and Alex Ferguson, the manager who brought Rooney to Old Trafford 13 years earlier, were seen smiling among spectators after the goal.The 31-year-old Rooney, who joined United as an 18-year-old prodigy from Everton, turned in Juan Mata’s cross, having missed a great chance to score inside the first two minutes. Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Rooney then turned provider as United, the defending cup champion, scored a second goal to lead 2-0 at halftime. Rooney set up Anthony Martial to fire past Reading goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi, who was beaten twice more by Marcus Rashford in the second half.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments EDITORS’ PICK
Mauro Icardi claims he never wanted to leave Inter Milan during the summer – amid reported interest from Arsenal and Napoli.Since moving to the San Siro from Sampdoria in the 2013, the striker has scored 56 goals and now captains the side.But, despite that, the Argentina international was linked with a move away this summer and Arsenal and Napoli were keen.Icardi, however, denies that he ever tried to force his way out of the club and insists he is happy in Milan.“I always said I didn’t want to leave Inter,” Icardi told Tiki Taka.“I’m happy in Milan, I want to win something in this shirt, and with this great squad we now have an opportunity to do so.“Was I close to Napoli? I wasn’t close, but there was contact. Not just from Napoli, but with my wife who is also my agent. But I hinted to her and to everyone that I wanted to stay in Milan.” 1 Mauro Icardi in action for Inter Milan
After a successful fundraising effort by two local nonprofits, a protected view and better access to Panthertown Valley are one step closer to reality following a land transaction on Friday, April 21.Mainspring Conservation Trust, a regional land trust based in Franklin, purchased 16 acres of private property that borders the western entrance to Panthertown Valley and Salt Rock Gap near Cashiers in Jackson County. Panthertown is part of the Nantahala National Forest and consists of more than 10,000 acres of protected land with clifftop views, at least eight major waterfalls, trout streams, rare plant species and diverse habitat for wildlife.Partnering with the Friends of Panthertown, a non-profit group of volunteers who work with the U.S. Forest Service to enhance the visitor experience, the two organizations raised more than $82,000 from groups and individuals of the $195,000 needed for the purchase. The money raised by the non-profits was matched dollar-for-dollar by Fred and Alice Stanback. Earlier this month, the Jackson County Commissioners voted to cover the balance left to complete the transaction.“This project has really confirmed how important conservation in western North Carolina is to people,” said Mainspring Board Chair Chris Brouwer. “Individuals from all over the country have contributed to this initiative, proving what a special place this region is. We are so happy that, when they visit to hike, fish, and enjoy that area, the view from inside Panthertown Valley will be forever undeveloped as they look up at Salt Rock Gap.”The Friends of Panthertown will now begin preparing the property for more parking. Friends of Panthertown will cut trees and lay gravel to make more room for visitors, who had previously been forced to park on the shoulder of Breedlove Road. Mainspring will ultimately convey the 16 acres to the U.S. Forest Service, to become part of Panthertown Valley.Currently celebrating its 20th anniversary, Mainspring has conserved more than 25,000 acres and connected thousands of youth to nature in the six western-most counties in North Carolina and northern Rabun County, Georgia.
South Africans, on the whole, have a high level of social cohesion and good active citizenship. To boost levels further, young people and marginalised groups in particular need to be targeted, according to Brand South Africa’s Domestic Perceptions Survey. Matjididi Mokono (centre) is an example of active citizenship in motion. She opened up an orphan centre in 2002 to feed and educate children in the village of GaMagoa in Limpopo. Active citizenship in South Africa has risen in recent years. (Images: Shamin Chibba) Shamin ChibbaMore than 10 years ago, when Matjididi Mokono was a primary school teacher, she looked at her community in GaMagoa, Limpopo, and saw its children struggling to live. They were not being fed well enough, many lived with their grandparents, and they were trying to get by in an environment rife with crime, alcoholism and drug abuse.Mokono did something about it. She left her post as a teacher and started Mponogele Le Iterele Orphan Centre under a tree. The initiative was meant to feed and educate the local children. “I wanted to help the children and support their family members who feel overloaded too,” she said.So successful was the project, Mokono started receiving support from the likes of Eskom, Brand South Africa and even overseas funders. Today, the centre has moved from the tree to a property with a small hall, a kitchen and even a computer room.It is people like Mokono who are pushing up South Africa’s score on the active citizenship index, which currently sits at 68%.The index forms part of Brand South Africa’s Domestic Perceptions Survey, which measures both active citizenship and social cohesion. It also contributes to developing an understanding of how South Africans perceive the nation brand based on national pride, attitudes, values and beliefs. On the whole, the survey found South Africans to be positive and optimistic about the future of the country.“South Africans tend to speak badly about themselves,” said Brand South Africa’s research manager Judy Smith-Höhn. “There’s a general tendency to say things are terrible. But what we are able to do is tell the positive story. We’re not looking to cover up challenges.”Active citizenshipWhile the active citizenship score was considered good, Smith-Höhn said there was still a lot of work to be done to take it to a level that was considered strong.The score implies that more than half of South Africans participate actively in their respective communities. But the study sample showed that 29% were involved community members who were always willing to contribute to their communities. The bulk of the sample, 53%, would like to be involved members but did not always have the time or money to do so.Level of involvement by percentage. (Images: Brand South Africa) The above graph shows the extent of the respondents’ involvement in their communities. (Images: Brand South Africa)Social cohesionSouth Africans were starting to feel they belonged to the country and that they wanted to be here, said Smith-Höhn.The country’s social cohesion score was 73 out of 100, which was a healthy sign, she said. “We have a very high social cohesion index, which is surprising if you think of where we come from as a country.”Based on questions posed to all respondents, research findings revealed that almost half of South African citizens had a strong feeling of cohesion (45%) while 21% had a good sense of cohesion.A breakdown of the social cohesion index. (Images: Brand South Africa)Social cohesion in the Brand South Africa context refers to the degree to which people are integrated in society. Furthermore, it looks at how society’s solidarity finds expression among individuals and communities.In a country with diverse histories, cultures and religions, people feel their living environments are improving. There are fewer feelings of inequality, exclusion and disparity. More than half the respondents felt they were always part of the bigger South African community, and only 10% felt they were always excluded. The remaining 36% said they were sometimes excluded.The above graph indicates the respondents’ feeling of inclusion as a South African citizen. They had to pick one of the above three statements that best described their feelings as an individual living in South Africa. (Images: Brand South Africa)Despite the good vibes South Africans were emanating, the Domestic Perceptions Survey noted that lower income earners were showing some frustration. “The slight dissatisfaction among South Africans around the feelings of inclusion are, in fact, the reason why social cohesion is ‘good’ and not ‘strong.’”According to Brand South Africa, social cohesion improves a country’s economic performance because a more equal society and environment correlate with positive outcomes such as good health, child development and labour market adjustments.The above graph broke down the feelings of inclusion by income levels. A high level of respondents (57%) felt they were part of the bigger South African community. (Images: Brand South Africa)Social cohesion forms a large part of the social sustainability element in the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index. Even Mo Ibrahim, the billionaire Sudanese-British mobile communications mogul, emphasised the importance of social cohesion at the 11th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in 2013.The National Development Plan (NDP) has made social cohesion one of its priorities for the 2014-2019 electoral mandate. According to the NDP, its objectives are to reduce inequality of opportunity and enable the sharing of common space.Active citizenry linked to unityThe Domestic Perceptions Survey linked active citizenship and social cohesion. It found that an active citizenry was a key component of a more socially cohesive society. “Citizens need to help shape the development process and hold the government to account for the quality of services it delivers.”The report offered two recommendations: promote youth participation as a way to enhance active citizenship and promote inclusiveness among marginalised groups to enhance feelings of cohesiveness.
The Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) has announced that The Zellman Group has advanced its partnership to become the newest Doctorate level scholarship partner. Zellman has been a long-time Bachelor-level partner and supporter of the LPF and with their commitment to becoming a Doctorate level partner they are continuing to set an example to the industry regarding the importance of continued education. The Doctorate level partnership secures numerous certification course scholarships for distribution to retailers, universities and internal associates. It also enables Zellman to provide complimentary LPF memberships to loss prevention practitioners.The Zellman Group, headquartered in Greenvale, NY, was started in 1997 by founder and president, Stuart Levine. Zellman is a loss prevention services and consulting company with managed solutions for the retail, food service, and hospitality industries. Their mission is to provide clients with a third-party perspective while preventing loss, maintaining consistency, and maximizing profitability.“The Zellman Group has truly demonstrated their commitment to our industry by advancing their sponsorship from the Bachelor-level to the Doctorate-level,” said Terry Sullivan, LPC, President of the LPF. “Our partners are what make it possible for us to continue to fulfill the mission of the LPF, which is education for the LP industry through our LPQ and LPC certifications. Partners, like Zellman, who believe in and invest in our mission are invaluable to the LPF and I am so excited to continue partnering with them at this advanced level.”- Sponsor – “The Zellman Group has been a proud supporter of the Loss Prevention Foundation since 2015 and is proud to further our commitment to the Doctorate level. We believe that Loss Prevention specific training and education is the foundation to a successful career. By increasing our sponsorship level, it affords us the opportunity to substantially increase the scholarships that we offer the retail community,” said Stuart Levine, CEO of The Zellman Group. “When we are looking to fill positions internally, we always consider the LPC/LPQ candidates first as the designation shows their commitment to the industry.” In the upcoming months Zellman will be announcing their 2020 LPC/LPQ scholarship program.For more information on the LPF and its partners, please visit: https://www.yourlpf.org/page/lpf_valued_partners Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now
Marketing Day: Mobile app Monday, IAB Podcast Measurement Guidelines & Google ShoppingYou are here: Here’s our recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web.From Marketing Land:The upcoming mobile app Monday: Be preparedDec 21, 2017 by Bobby LyonsChristmas Day is one of the biggest mobile download days of the year, and columnist Bobby Lyons shares some app store optimization (ASO) tips to help your app get found.How independent reviews influence Google’s trust in your brandDec 21, 2017 by Pratik DholakiyaCultivating user reviews is an integral part of any search strategy, especially for local businesses. Columnist Pratik Dholakiya discusses the impact of reviews and provides tips for where to focus your efforts.‘Always On’ is at the heart of every ABM strategy — here’s whyDec 21, 2017 by Sonjoy GangulyFor some it won’t be an easy transition, but contributor Sonjoy Ganguly says the days of campaign-based marketing are over.How to take advantage of innovation and strengthen fundamentals — our top 10 email marketing columns of 2017Dec 21, 2017 by Pamela ParkerIt’s that time of year again, where we revisit all the goodies brought to us by our columnists throughout 2017. Check out the topics that whet our email marketer readers’ appetites and get some valuable takeaways.Adobe Campaign to roll out enhanced email functionalityDec 21, 2017 by Robin KurzerThe company also sees AI-powered, highly personalizable email in its future.IAB releases its newest Podcast Measurement GuidelinesDec 21, 2017 by Barry LevineThis second version, offered as a draft in July, tightens up standards to measure ads and audience for this booming medium.6 trends that show the (Thanksgiving) tables have turned in Google ShoppingDec 21, 2017 by Steve TutelmanColumnist Steve Tutelman examines retailers’ Google Shopping performance from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday, revealing how consumers are changing their approach to the holiday shopping season.Yo, Santa! 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When can India get Olympics Gold MedalAs the Olympics draw near again, the question once again looms large – “Are we going to win a gold medal?” After which everyone will simply jump on the “one billion people and not one gold medal” bandwagon. There are countless problems we face,When can India get Olympics Gold MedalAs the Olympics draw near again, the question once again looms large – “Are we going to win a gold medal?” After which everyone will simply jump on the “one billion people and not one gold medal” bandwagon. There are countless problems we face and innumerable reasons why we are at the bottom of the sports world.Rather than diving into all the “wrongs”, I want to focus on the positives and the few bright spots. Inherently, as a country, India has been somewhat competitive in disciplines that combine skill, strategy and physical power. Tennis, badminton, archery, shooting and boxing are some of the sports where, if we do things right, we have a realistic chance of winning. We have been competitive in the junior levels of these disciplines and it is just a matter of time before we extend the athletes, development process to the senior levels. FROM OUR FILESAUGUST 31, 1984 Indian Sport: An Olympian Fiasco India doesn’t figure in the final medal tally at Los Angeles.”I think Indians have a tendency to over-react in any game.” Prakash Padukone, former badminton player, in 1981Norman Pritchard bagged two silver medals for the country in1900, when India first participated in the Olympics.Unfortunately, in sports that depend purely on physical power, we are light years behind. Swimming, track and field, and gymnastics have become more of a “science” now and we haven’t been able to keep pace. We still follow archaic training methods, hence we are nowhere.advertisementThe word “impossible” is not in my vocabulary, but to be able to succeed, we have to start at the grassroot level and monitor everything from nutrition to physical development. Athletes have to be nurtured in a very controlled environment.Thomas Gaines said, “Faith is mighty, but action with faith is mightier.” That is exactly the premise behind setting up the Mittal Champions Trust, funded by Lakshmi Mittal, in which I am a trustee. It focuses solely on winning the country a gold medal.The conventional way is to develop kids from the ground up. However, due to the time constraint, we are following a different model. We have handpicked the best, who have the ability to win us a gold, and we hope their success will inspire others, particularly youngsters, to soar to great heights.It is said that a journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step, and that is what this initiative is all about. In order to change the face of sports in our country, we have to join hands and make a collective effort to attain a common goal. It is this sort of teamwork that will help us win many medals at the Olympics. As Marian Edelman rightly said, “We must not, in trying to think how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make, which, over time, add up to a big difference we often cannot foresee.”(The writer is a tennis ace who has won six Grand Slam titles.)
New Delhi, July 2 (PTI) Senior journalist Rajat Sharma today beat World Cup winning India cricketer Madan Lal by 517 votes to become the new president of Delhi and Districts Cricket Association. The results of the DDCA polls were announced today and Sharma’s group swept the elections winning all 12 seats. Sharma got a total of 1531 votes while former Test cricketer Lal could only poll 1004 votes. The third candidate in the fray, advocate Vikas Singh, got 232 votes only. It was a major setback for BCCI acting president CK Khanna, whose wife Shashi lost the vice-presidential battle against Rakesh Bansal, younger brother of former DDCA president Sneh Bansal. Rajesh beat Shashi by 278 votes while Bansal junior got 1364 votes to Shashi’s 1086 votes. The defeat might prove to be the end of the road for Khanna in DDCA, where he enjoyed supreme power for nearly three decades. Sharma and his panel’s candidature was backed by a political heavyweight from the ruling party with the IOA president Narinder Batra throwing in all his might. Batra incidentally is a former DDCA treasurer. “The moment Sharma got blessings from a senior cabinet minister, there was no chance in hell for any other candidate to win this election. What was not expected was a clean panel sweep. It will be good that Sharma will get a free hand to run the body. This also means that CK Khanna’s reign in DDCA ends unless he strikes some deal with Sharma,” a senior DDCA official told PTI on conditions of anonymity. Sharma was always considered as the favourite to win against Lal, who was backed by Khanna and former India opener Chetan Chauhan’s group.advertisement With DDCA being the first among equals to go into elections after the Supreme Court appointed Lodha Committee suggested path-breaking structural reforms, the polling also witnessed abolition of proxy system with nearly 3000 voters turning up to cast their vote. Among the other notable winners was former sports committee head Vinod Tihara, (1374 votes) who became secretary defeating nearest rival Manjeet Singh (998) by 376 votes. Tihara is expected to run the daily affairs of DDCA including a big say in all the representative teams — especially Ranji Trophy and men’s age group. The joint secretary’s post went to Rajan Manchanda (1402), younger brother of former treasurer Ravinder, who beat Pushpender Chauhan (953) by 449 votes. Pushpender is the younger brother of Chetan Chauhan. For treasurer’s post, Om Prakash Sharma beat Deepak Singh by 1241-891 votes. Coach Sanjay Bhardwaj was elected for the director’s post (first-class cricketer) while Renu Khanna became the woman director. Notable among other directors were Apruv Jain, son of former media manager Ravi Jain, who polled 1286 votes, Alok Mittal, Nitin Gupta, Shiv Nandan Sharma and Nitin Agarwal. PTI KHS BS KHS BSBS