Humboldt State men overcome halftime deficit to down Antelope Valley in home opener

first_imgHumboldt State’s RaySean Scott Jr. gets to the rim for a key layup midway through the second-half of a 91-85 win over Antelope Valley, Wednesday night at Lumberjack Arena. (Jose Quezada — For the Times-Standard)RaySean Scott Jr. muscled his way through a foul to score a game-tying basket and added one from the charity stripe to give the ‘Jacks their first lead of second-half as Humboldt State men’s basketball erased a 7 point halftime deficit to defeat visiting University of Antelope Valley …last_img

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Photo library: Infrastructure 12

first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download Infrastructure contact sheet (1.1MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Free State province: The Verkeerdevlei Toll Plaza on the N1 highway, just outside Bloemfontein. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Free State province: The Verkeerdevlei Toll Plaza on the N1 highway, just outside Bloemfontein. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Welkom, Free State province: The town’s microwave tower. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Free State province: A cellphone tower in the Eastern Free State. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Mossel Bay, Western Cape province: Gas turbine power station under construction, next to the PetroSA gas-to-liquids refinery.Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Mossel Bay, Western Cape province: The PetroSA gas-to-liquids refinery, the largest of its kind in the world. South Africa isa pioneer in the development of this technology. Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Mossel Bay, Western Cape province: The PetroSA gas- to-liquids refinery, the largest of its kind in the world. South Africa is a pioneer in the development of this technology. Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Mossel Bay, Western Cape province: The PetroSA gas- to-liquids refinery, the largest of its kind in the world. South Africa is a pioneer in the development of this technology. Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Mossel Bay, Western Cape province: The PetroSA gas- to-liquids refinery, the largest of its kind in the world. South Africa is a pioneer in the development of this technology. Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res imageINFRASTRUCTURE 12: {loadposition infrastructure}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library? Email Mary Alexander at marya@mediaclubsouthafrica.com.last_img read more

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South Africa honours national heroes

first_img29 April 2011 President Jacob Zuma bestowed national orders, the country’s highest civilian honour, on 33 South Africans and four foreigners on Wednesday for outstanding achievements and contributions to freedom and development in South Africa. “We are honouring a distinguished group of men and women, who have displayed tremendous love and dedication for this country and its people,” Zuma said at a ceremony at the Presidential Guesthouse in Pretoria on Wednesday evening, the first time the awards were held in conjunction with the country’s Freedom Day celebrations. “We are holding this ceremony on this important day because the National Orders recognize the highest contribution that individuals can make to the success or well-being of this country and her people.” The Order of Mendi for bravery was awarded posthumously to Sarah Gertrude Mary Christina Holland for providing shelter to orphaned children while also sacrificing her own life to save the lives of children who were in her care following a fire that broke out at her house last year. The Order of Mendi also went to the Matola Raid Martyrs, 15 cadres of Umkhonto weSizwe, the former ANC military wing, who were killed by the apartheid regime in Matola, Mozambique in 1981. Recipients of the Order of Ikhamanga, awarded for excellence in the arts, journalism, culture, literature and sport, included renowned photographer Sam Nzima, who took the famous photo of Mbuyisa Makhubu carrying the slumped and bleeding Hector Peterson during the 1976 Soweto student uprisings. Another recipient was athlete Josiah Thugwane, winner of gold in the marathon at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. “I’m happy to have been remembered,” the 40-year-old Thugwane told BuaNews. Thugwane said more should be done to develop athletics at school level, seeing that most children take part in track only at the beginning of the school year. “We need development,” said Thugwane. Among the recipients of the Order of the Baobab, awarded for distinguished service in business and science, was Reginald Dudley Ford for his work in the field of education and contribution to community service. The Order of Luthuli is awarded for extraordinary contributions to democracy, human rights and nation-building. Margaret Gazo, one of the women who participated in the Women’s March to the Union Buildings in 1956, held in protest against apartheid’s pass laws, was honoured posthumously. The award also went posthumously to Tsietsi Mashinini for his bravery and leadership in the 1976 Soweto student uprisings. The Order of the Companions of OR Tambo, which is awarded to foreign nationals, went to Helene Passtoors for her contribution to South Africa’s struggle for liberation democracy and human rights, as well as to former Brazilian President Lula da Silva for his contribution to South Africa’s democracy and for the creation of a just and equitable system of global governance. The full list of recipients can be viewed here. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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What’s New or What’s Right?

first_imgWe love fads. We love to love the new thing. We want to know what comes next.For a lot of people, sales is a fashion business. You always need something new to sell. Because something has garnered enough attention to make it a fad does not mean that it is worth your time or attention. Because something is new says nothing about its effectiveness, nor does it say anything about what is right for you and your organization.Everybody’s Talking Bout the New Kid In TownAt one point in time, the CRM was the only thing standing between sales organizations and the new revenue they needed. The ability to track relationships and forecast deals was what had been missing and, once installed, better results were certain to follow. For many companies, improved visibility did nothing to improve their sales force’s effectiveness. It did, perhaps, bring an awareness to that issue.Not that many years ago, social selling was presented as the answer to what was ailing sales organizations. The reason they were opportunity-starved had nothing to do with a lack of effort or a lack of effectiveness. Instead, buyers had changed so much that no prospecting method except social selling could reach these transformed and enlightened buyers. Yet, these same opportunity-starved companies remained in a state of constant of never-ending starvation.Now comes account-based sales as the tag-along little brother of account-based marketing, soon to be replaced by another fad that will fade just as quickly and be replaced by the next.Until Somebody New Comes AlongIf a CRM system is what your organization needs, then you should invest in a CRM. If your sales force can produce content the likes of which the world has never seen—and your dream clients live on the social channels—then a social approach might make perfect sense. If account-based selling is the answer to “what do we need to do to improve our results,” then that’s exactly what you should do.But what’s new is not better than what’s right. Before you go chasing some new fad, take a deeper look at what you really need to produce better sales results. Would more prospecting generate more qualified opportunities than a different approach would? Would consistent coaching and development help you grow salespeople who could sit across from their dream client and speak to them as a peer? Would a solid adherence to the fundamentals do more to improve your win rates than measuring those win rates in a new CRM?“What’s right” doesn’t make the same promise as some shiny new idea. It only promises the hard work that produces the results you really need. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

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In Bihar town, woman thrashed, paraded naked on suspicion of killing youth

first_imgA woman was thrashed and paraded naked by a mob on Monday morning in Bhojpur district on the suspicion of being involved in the murder of a local youth.The body of Bimlesh Sao, 19, was found on a railway track at Bihiya town, some 25 km from Ara, district headquarters of Bhojpur, on Monday morning.Later, a mob from Damodarpur village, where Sao belonged to, took to the streets and started vandalising shops and vehicles. The mob said the teenager was strangled to death and his body thrown on the railway track to cover up the murder.They suspected a woman living in the red-light area of Bihiya town was behind the murder, and she was dragged to the street.The mob later ripped off her clothes, thrashed and paraded her naked in full public view.All along, she pleaded her innocence but no one came to her rescue.The mob also threw stones at trains passing on the track nearby.Later, the police had to open fire to disperse the mob and take the woman in to custody.She was taken to the local hospital and is under police protection.“Altogether 15 persons, including local Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Kaushal Yadav, have been arrested in the case… Seven policemen, including the local Bihiya police station officer in charge, have been suspended for dereliction of duty”, Bhojpur Superintendent of Police Awakash Kumar told local journalists.Tejashwi Yadav’s pleaLeader of the Opposition in the Assembly Tejashwi Yadav tweeted, “In Bihar, a woman is allegedly stripped, thrashed and paraded naked by a mob in a lawless State. I’m speechless and numb to see the heart-wrenching videos of that woman. Nitishji, with folded hands I request you to fix law and order and ensure women safety and security. Please.”Opposition leaders slammed the Nitish Kumar-led government for the alleged spurt in crime against women in Bihar, while the ruling National Democratic Alliance leaders said police have taken action and arrested 15 persons in the case.“The law is taking its own course and anybody found involved in the incident will not be spared…some policemen too have been suspended”, said JD(U) leader and party spokesperson Neeraj Kumar.last_img read more

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La Salle survives FEU to start UAAP title defense

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDe La Salle University held on to beat Far Eastern University, 95-90, to start its title-retention bid in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Green Archers erected 23-point lead, 37-14, in the second quarter and were poised to go on cruise control but the Tamaraws were able to slowly chip away deficit.ADVERTISEMENT “For sure we’re going to learn from this,” said La Salle head coach Aldin Ayo in Filipino. “These are the games that we’re sure we’ll learn from especially on improving our composure late into the game. Ron Dennison and Wendell Comboy nailed back-to-back triples in the final two minutes of the game to cut the deficit to five, 90-85, giving FEU a glimmer of hope.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 shutoutLa Salle, however, was able to hold on and capitalize on FEU’s late miscues.Aljun Melecio put up a career-high 29 points to lead the Green Archers, who played without big man Ben Mbala. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View comments Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Read Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. The reigning UAAP MVP is playing for his country Cameroon in the Fiba Afrobasket.Dennison had 21 points for FEU while Comboy added 13. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Desiderio hits last-second 3 as UP escapes UST Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong Citylast_img read more

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NU shoots for crown, perfect run

first_imgView comments BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  The Lady Bulldogs shoot for the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference title Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre and with it, the chance to forge the first perfect tournament in the league.Stringing up eight victories up to this point, the Lady Bulldogs are bent on putting an exclamation point to their dominance in the tournament among college teams gearing up for the coming varsity season.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 shutoutJaja Santiago, who had 23 points when NU frustrated the Lady Tamaraws in Game 1, 25-22, 21-25, 25-18, 26-24, will again power NU in Game 2, which kicks off at 6:30 p.m.FEU isn’t about to roll over with coach George Pascua crediting that defeat to a breakdown at the wrong time. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles03:122 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary National University has two goals it can achieve and one opponent it has to deal with.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img LATEST STORIES MOST READ Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Everyone is a Ginebra rival “Our mindset just collapsed,” said Pascua, as his wards committed 27 errors in Game 1.last_img read more

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England vs India: Kuldeep Yadav eyes Test call-up after Trent Bridge heroics

first_imgKuldeep Yadav made a strong case for a call up in the Indian Test team after producing yet another brilliant performance in the first ODI against England on Thursday.Kuldeep picked up 6 wickets in the match as India beat England by 8 wickets in the first ODI to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series in Trent Bridge.Kuldeep’s figures of 6 for 25 are the fourth best by an Indian bowler in ODIs and the best by a left-arm wrist spinner in the format.The 23-year-old also became the second chinaman after Brad Hogg to grab a five-wicket haul in 50-over cricket.”For me it is a big day. I started off well in the first few overs. Luckily I got a couple of wickets in the first two overs. For me it does not matter if the ground is small. Initially I thought there was a lot of turn and after the first over, I knew I was in the game.”If you are bowling in the right areas and you are using the variations perfectly, then it is pretty hard for the batsmen. I hope they will come back hard at us in the next game,” Kuldeep said after being adjudged man-of-the-match.Kuldeep Yadav’s spell best I have seen for a while in ODIs: Virat KohliPrior to this series, Kuldeep (7) had finished as the highest wicket-taker in the T20I series against Ireland following which he took 5 wickets against England in the three-match T20I series.A dent at Trent with a different kind of a sixer today from @imkuldeep18. Simply brilliant bowling. #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/gp14UzvZDIadvertisementSachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 12, 2018The Uttar Pradesh cricketer is now hoping to get a place in the Test side as he finished his interview by saying, ” I’m hoping for the Test squad, let’s see.”India bowled out England for 268 in 49.5 overs after Kohli won the toss and elected to field.After 38 overs, England were 195/4 & Jos Buttler was looking dangerous. Such was @imkuldeep18 ‘s impact with his wickets, Eng could score only 21 runs , lost 3 wkts in the next 7 overs. Best wishes to India to chase 269#EngvIndVVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) July 12, 2018Up against a much better Indian bowling attack, England’s batsmen were all at sea. Their capitulation against Kuldeep continued as the left-arm chinaman bowler dismantled the visitors with the wickets of Jason Roy, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes and David Willey.Kuldeep Yadav creates ODI history with figures of 6 for 25 vs EnglandUmesh Yadav picked two wickets and the rest of the bowling line-up did well to keep a dangerous England batting order in check.The Men in Blue then rode on opener Rohit Sharma’s unbeaten 137 to reach the target with 59 balls to spare. Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan also contributed 75 and 40 runs respectively.MATCH HIGHLIGHTS | REPORTWith little to defend, England’s bowlers did not ever look like challenging a formidable Indian batting line-up. Dhawan teed off early and by the time he departed, India had added 59 for the first wicket off 7.5 overs.Dhawan’s dismissal brought together Rohit and Kohli. The pair added 167 for the second wicket off 25.5 overs and produced a batting masterclass in front of a dominant Indian crowd. There were boundaries aplenty, sharp singles and quick running between the wickets as Eoin Morgan looked on helplessly.4 days after record T20I hundred, Rohit Sharma bullies England with 18th ODI tonLast month, England had whitewashed Australia in a five-match series but Rohit and Kohli showed India were going to be a far more formidable opponent. Morgan tried everything at his disposal but the Indian pair was just too good for the English bowlers.Kohli, in fact, went past 600 ODI runs this year in only his seventh match. He also went past 1000 internationals in 2018. Rohit, meanwhile, continued his red-hot form in England – he had smashed a record-equalling third T20I hundred at Old Trafford on Sunday and continued from where he left off as India stormed home.last_img read more

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Black day in constitutional history union of states idea in danger Cong

first_imgNew Delhi, Aug 5 (PTI) Describing the revoking of Article 370 as a “black day” in the country’s constitutional history, the Congress on Monday alleged that the government “dismembered” Jammu and Kashmir by “mischievously misinterpreting” articles in the Constitution, and cautioned that the idea of India as a union of states is in “grave danger”. The government on Monday revoked Article 370 which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir and proposed that the state be bifurcated into two union territories — Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details Senior Congress leader and former home minister P Chidambaram alleged that the Modi dispensation’s move amounted to “constitutional monstrosity” and the decision marks the “beginning of the disintegration of India if the government continues on this path”. Flanked by leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad and other opposition leaders, Chidambaram told reporters outside Parliament: “We anticipated a misadventure, but did not think in our wildest dreams that they will take such a catastrophic step.” Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday “Today is a black day in the constitutional history of India,” he said. Azad, in his remarks, accused the BJP of taking the decision “for votes”. and also alleged that the saffron party is “playing” with unity and integrity of the state. “A border state, which is culturally, geographically, historically and politically different was bound together by Article 370. Drunk on power and to get votes, the BJP govt scrapped 3-4 things in one stroke,” Azad said. He said that since morning, the Congress, Trinamool Congress, CPI(M), CPI, DMK, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Kerala Congress, Samajwadi Party, Kerala’s Muslim League, Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP), has been protesting and will continue do so against this “black law”. “We will keep fighting both inside and outside Parliament,” Azad said. Speaking in Rajya Sabha, Azad said the entire Kashmir Valley is under curfew and three former chief ministers of the state and political leaders have been placed under house arrest. He called for the situation to be discussed first but Naidu allowed Shah to move the resolution. Chidambaram told reporters that the government has not simply got rid of Article 370, but has also “dismembered” the state of Jammu and Kashmir by “mischievously misinterpreting Article 3 and Article 370 of the Constitution”. “If this can be done to Jammu and Kashmir let me caution you that this can be done to every other state in India. All that they have to do is dismiss the elected government, impose President’s rule, dissolve the elected assembly, Parliament takes the power of the state assembly. The government moves a resolution, Parliament approves it and the state can be dismembered,” Chidambaram said. He claimed that every state can be broken up and Union territories can be created out of the states by the “mischievous interpretation” of Article 3 and 370. “It will not stop here. What they have done is a constitutional monstrosity. People of India and people of every state must wake up to the grave danger that is set as an example today by these completely unconstitutional and illegal resolutions,” Chidambaram said. “I want to warn, every party, every state and every citizen in India that the idea of India as a union of states is in grave danger. They can dismember every state and break it up. This is the beginning of the disintegration of India if this government continues on this path,” he said, adding that this was “the worst day” in the constitutional history of India. Congress spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill said that legally, as per proviso to Article 370(3) of the Constitution, it cannot be scrapped by the President without the recommendation of the state assembly. Currently there is no valid assembly and the BJP has been avoiding elections, scrapping Article 370 in current manner is “unconstitutional”, he said in a tweet. He also cited a Supreme Court judgement to drive home his point and added that probably the “era of law and Constitution is over”. Meeting a long-held promise of the BJP, Union Home Minister Amit Shah moved a resolution in the Rajya Sabha that Article 370, which allowed Jammu and Kashmir to have its own Constitution, will no longer be applicable. “The president on the recommendation of Parliament is pleased to declare as from 5th of August 2019, all clauses of the said Article 370 shall cease to be operative… ,” stated the resolution moved by the Home minister. Shah also moved a bill proposing bifurcation of the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union territories — Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.last_img read more

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Thandie Newtons Mothers Day Plea Help Mother Cows By Dumping Dairy Products

first_imgBAFTA winner Thandie Newton exposes cruelty to cows and calves on dairy farms in new PETA video.As a mother, I can’t imagine what it would be like to have my children taken away from me”, Thandie begins in the video, “but this is what happens to cows on dairy farms every single day.”That’s why Newton is joining PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat … or abuse in any other way” – in asking all mothers to show compassion for mother cows this Mother’s Day by ditching dairy products.In the video, Newton, a mother of three, goes on to reveal how newborn calves are taken away from their mothers so that the milk meant for the calves can be bought and consumed by humans instead, leaving the distraught mothers to cry out for their stolen calves for days. Male calves, who are considered a by-product of the dairy industry, may be shot in the head shortly after birth or sentenced to a short, miserable life before being killed and carved up as veal. Most female calves are destined for the same fate as their mothers: repeated artificial insemination until their bodies give out and they’re slaughtered for cheap meat.“Please, join me in standing up for all mothers by refusing to support the cruel dairy industry,” concludes Newton. “You can help [cows] simply by choosing plant-based alternatives, such as soya, almond, hazelnut, rice, coconut or, my favourite, oat milk.”Known for her BAFTA-winning performance in Crash and her roles in The Pursuit of Happyness, Mission: Impossible II and For Colored Girls, among others, Newton currently stars in the US television series The Slap.Newton, who was named PETA’s Sexiest Vegan Celebrity 2014, is part of a growing list of celebrities – including Emily Deschanel, Pamela Anderson, Joaquin Phoenix and Alicia Silverstone – who have teamed up with PETA to promote vegan eating.For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk, or click here to download a free vegan starter kit.last_img read more

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