Nicholls’ Badosa-Soler Captures February Men’s Golfer Honors

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Nicholls’ Albert Badosa-Soler is the February Southland Men’s Golfer of the Month, the league announced Wednesday. Southland monthly awards are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Honorable Mention: Garret Glanton, Abilene Christian; Carlos Trevino, Houston Baptist; Joris Etlin, Southeastern Louisiana; Lewis George, Central Arkansas. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots. Badosa-Soler led a Colonels’ squad that competed in three tournaments this past month, including a third-place team finish at the Atchafalaya Intercollegiate in Patterson, La., on Feb. 20. Nicholls next competes at the Southern Intercollege on March 12 in Athens, Ga. Golfer of the Month: Albert Badosa-Soler, Nicholls – Sr. – Girona, SpainBadosa-Soler closed out February with two top-five finishes, highlighted by tying for second at the No. 20 Florida State Seminole Intercollegiate. Helped by carding a round of 68 to begin the tournament, Badosa finished with a five-under tournament score, which was three strokes behind the No. 41 individual golfer in the country, FSU’s John Pak. With his 211, he finished ahead of two other top-100 ranked golfers and tied another. In the 55-man field at the Atchafalaya Intercollegiate, Badosa tied for third.last_img read more

Late run lifts Beermen past TNT in Iloilo

first_imgReigning three-time champion San Miguel Beer went on a big surge in the final five minutes to beat rival TNT, 88-76, to remain undefeated in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Saturday at University of San Agustin Gym in Iloilo.ADVERTISEMENT Aldridge’s trade request sparked his resurgence, says Popovich The Beermen ended the game on a 17-5 run, led by Alex Cabagnot and Arwind Santos, to pull away from a 71-deadlock in the last five minutes and 10 seconds.Cabagnot and Santos combined for 12 points in the killer stretch for San Miguel, which is the lone unbeaten team in the league at 3-0.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSantos finished with 15 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks while Cabagnot also recorded a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds. June Mar Fajardo led all scorers with 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting from the field.Troy Rosario scored a team-high 15 points that went with a game-best 13 rebounds for the KaTropa, who slipped to 1-2. TNT led by as much as 12, 24-12, in the first quarter. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award TNT star Jayson Castro, who saw multiple defenders thrown at him, struggled mightily on the offensive end, scoring nine points on 3-of-16 shooting with four turnovers in 28 minutes. He did have eight rebounds and eight assists.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone View commentslast_img read more

Baltazar, Melecio lead La Salle past winless UE

first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLa Salle notched its second consecutive win after trouncing University of the East, 82-72, in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament Sunday night at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Aljun Melecio waxed hot from the 3-point area, going 5-of-7, to finish with 18 points while Justine Baltazar recorded a double-double with 16 points and 14 rebounds that went with three blocks for the Green Archers, who upped their mark to 2-1.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal The Archers put the game away in the third quarter where they widened the gap to 20, 57-37, after a basket by Santi Santillan with 1:49 remaining.The Red Warriors relied heavily on Alvin Pasaol anew. The explosive forward had 20 points on 8-of-20 from the field four days after dropping 36 points on 34 shots in a 90-76 loss to league-leading Adamson on Wednesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissUE, which struggled from the field with a 31 percent clip, remained as the only winless team this season at 0-3.Encho Serrano and Jollo Go added 11 and 10 points, respectively for DLSU. Karl-Anthony Towns getting $190 million extension from Wolves LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownlast_img read more

Manchester United transfer news: Six forwards who could be their ‘suprise’ signing this summer

first_img 6 Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint-Germain) – Click the right arrow to see which World Cup winner could turn up at Old Trafford… – The Uruguayan striker has had his future speculated for a long time but could finally move on from the French side this summer. His agent has recently claimed the player is happy as he will be used as PSG’s main striker this season, despite interest from ‘big clubs’, but if Zlatan Ibrahimovic puts his foot down about his role in the team that may change. 6 Pedro (Barcelona) – Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal had looked like forefronting the interest in the Barcelona forward this summer. The Spaniard can leave the Nou Camp for a deal worth around £22million and this news has reportedly provoked the Red Devils into action as they look for a player to star on the right of a forward three. 6 Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) – Find out which Copa America star could be the shock signing by clicking through… – Or maybe it’s a different Real Madrid star Manchester United plan to sign. It’s been reported Rafa Benitez could use Cristiano Ronaldo as a no. 9 this season, rather than from out wide, which would leave Benzema on the bench. The Frenchman, ahead of Euro 2016 which will be held in his native country, will want first-team football to ensure his spot in Didier Deschamps’ side for the tournament and a move to Old Trafford could suit him. Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich) – Find out which other Bundesliga star could join the Red Devils… – The German forward already looks in sparkling form as he hit two goals in a 4-1 pre-season friendly win over Valencia. Louis van Gaal has a good relationship with the World Cup winner and, with compatriot Bastian Schweinsteiger already at Old Trafford, he could be tempted to make a switch too. 6 6 Could Real Madrid star Gareth Bale be Manchester United’s surprise signing. Click right for more possible transfers… – The Sunday People are suggesting the Red Devils could save the Welshman from the Bernabeu boo-boys and mount a staggering £95m bid for his services. The ex-Tottenham star might not be an out-and-out striker but he gets his fair share of goals and could be an excellent option on the right of a front three. Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) – Click the right arrow for another possible shock signing… – Just like Muller, Polish star Lewandowski also got on the scoresheet in the Bundesliga giants’ victory over Valencia as he cut in from the left and curled a strike home into the far corner. He’s also a target for Van Gaal and according to the Daily Express could move to Old Trafford along with Muller in an incredible double deal. 6 When queried about the depth of his striking options, Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal admitted he may have a shock signing up his sleeve.The Dutchman has insisted that, despite his forward line looking weaker following the exits of Radamel Falcao and Robin van Persie, he’s not too concerned about it.Wayne Rooney, Javier Hernandez and James Wilson are recognised strikers, while Memphis Depay is likely to be used centrally too, although perhaps in the no.10 role.Van Gaal also added he might have a little surprise, should he need to strengthen.But who could the 63-year-old be talking about? talkSPORT takes a look at the possibilities.Click the right arrow above for some possible candidates…last_img read more

Video: Norwegian flag waver struggles with the weather conditions

first_img1 Video: Norwegian flag waver struggles with the weather conditions Watch this hilarious video of a poor Norwegian fan battling the conditions with a giant flag! Credit to the Tromso supporter, he did not give up!View the video below!center_img (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = “//connect.facebook.net/en_GB/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3”; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));last_img

Democrats’ letter to Limbaugh nets $2.1 million on eBay

first_imgAfter Rush Limbaugh referred to Iraq war veterans critical of the war as “phony soldiers,” he received a letter of complaint signed by 41 Democratic senators. He decided to auction the letter, which he described as “this glittering jewel of colossal ignorance,” for charity, and he pledged to match the price, dollar for dollar. On Thursday night, Limbaugh, the conservative radio talk-show host, said he thought the letter would bring in as much as $1million. He was wrong. When the eBay auction closed Friday afternoon, the winning bid was $2.1million. It is the largest amount ever paid for an item sold on eBay to benefit a charity. The money will go to the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation Inc., a nonprofit organization in New Jersey that provides scholarships and other assistance to families of Marines and federal law enforcement officials who die or are wounded in the line of duty. Limbaugh is a director of the organization, which had total revenues of $5.2million last year. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“It’s unbelievable,” said James K. Kallstrom, the retired head of the FBI office in New York, who is chairman of the foundation. Kallstrom said the charity would meet Monday to decide how to spend the money. “We might increase the size of the bonds we give these children,” he said, “and we’ll probably do a lot more for the wounded veterans. It’s almost unlimited what you can do for them.” The letter was bought by the Eugene B. Casey Foundation, a $294 million foundation in Gaithersburg, Md., that has given money to a wide variety of organizations, including the Washington Opera and the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. In a statement, the foundation said its purchase of the letter was intended to demonstrate its belief in freedom of speech and “to support Rush Limbaugh, his views and his continuing education of us.” Limbaugh, who declined a request for an interview, had advertised the sale on his show and elsewhere. He said fans had written him with concerns that wealthy liberals like George Soros would drive the price of the letter to $20million or more in hopes of bankrupting him. “It’s just amazing,” Limbaugh told Sean Hannity and Alan Colmes of Fox News’ “Hannity & Colmes” on Thursday night, when the bidding stood at $851,000. “This is more fun than I’ve ever had in my life.” He predicted that the sale’s success would anger one signer of the letter, the Senate majority leader, Harry Reid, whom Limbaugh calls Dingy Harry. But in a statement on the floor of the Senate on Friday, Reid, D-Nev., praised the auction. “I strongly believe that when we can put our differences aside, even Harry Reid and Rush Limbaugh, we should do that and try to accomplish good things for the American people,” he said. Dated Oct. 7, the letter read: “Although Americans of good will debate the merits of this war, we can all agree that those who serve with such great courage deserve our deepest respect and gratitude. That is why Rush Limbaugh’s recent characterization of troops who oppose the war as `phony soldiers’ is such an outrage.” Limbaugh has said that he was referring only to one soldier, who was critical of the war and had served only 44 days in the Army, never seeing combat.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

DONEGAL HOUSING MARKET HITS NEW LOW AS TWO HOUSES OFFERED FOR €45K

first_imgIt’s yet another sign that things still have a long way to go if the housing market is to pick up in Co Donegal.TWO new houses have been put on the market with a total reserve price of just €45,000.The two semi-detached, three bedroom homes at Coopers Crest in Milford are going at a fraction of what their original value would have been during the boom. Both houses are almost completely finished.Both need sanitaryware and floor coverings while one of the houses needs kitchen units.The houses, numbers 28 and 29, can be sold separately for €20,000 and €25,000.The houses are being auctioned by Sherry, Fitzgerald, Rainey on November 10th at 1pm at the site of the houses.  DONEGAL HOUSING MARKET HITS NEW LOW AS TWO HOUSES OFFERED FOR €45K was last modified: October 13th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Cooper’s CRestfor saleMilfordSherry Fitzgerald Raineylast_img read more

Airports gear up for 2010 influx

first_img10 September 2009South Africa’s airports are gearing up to receive an estimated half-a-million visitors for the 2010 Fifa World Cup with improved check-in and self-service facilities through a US$35-million programme to be implemented by aviation IT specialist SITA.Under a five-year contract announced on Wednesday, SITA will provide Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) with the equipment and infrastructure for both agent check-in and passenger self-service kiosk check-in at all its airports.Acsa operates 10 of the country’s airports and handles around 98% of South Africa’s commercial air traffic. The programme will immediately benefit the three international airports in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town, and the local airport in Port Elizabeth.SITA has also agreed with Aviation Coordination Services (ACS), which represents the 75 airlines using South African airports, to provide continued maintenance and operation of the CUTE (Common Use Terminal Equipment) and CUSS (Common Use Self Service) check-in environment.“SITA currently supplies many of the airport systems in South Africa, but Acsa and ACS took the opportunity to review and upgrade services before 2010 to ensure that the surge of passengers travelling to the World Cup games could be handled with ease,” SITA said in a statement on Wednesday.Acas operations director Bongani Maseko said South Africa’s airports would be “the first and last experience our international visitors will have during the World Cup, so it is vital that we are well prepared.“As part of this agreement with SITA, we have already installed new check-in equipment and trained all airline staff at the central terminal building in Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport,” Maseko said. “Work in the other terminals there will be completed in the coming months, and the new terminal at Cape Town International Airport will be opening in November 2009.”In total, 64 World Cup games will be played at 10 venues across the country between 11 June and 11 July 2010.SITA’s Khodr Akil said that during this period, South Africa’s airports “will have to handle up to 78 000 passengers and 260 international flights a day and will also require the capability to respond flexibly to airline schedule demands at peak times.“Our common use check-in technology, SITA AirportConnect Open, will ensure that all work stations across the country’s airports will be available for use by the approximately 75 different airlines handling these passengers, thus maximising the use of these resources to ensure smooth passenger management and minimize delays,” Akil said.“This shared infrastructure will provide the flexibility necessary to respond quickly to individual airline needs.”SITA has worked with a number of airports around the world as they prepared for major events, the most recent being Beijing International Airport ahead of the 2008 Olympic Games.“The key to success in handling large passenger flows is to have the most suitable technology in place before the main event, making sure that all systems are tested and that staff are trained,” Akil said. “Acsa and ACS are well advanced in this and, with SITA’s support, will be well and truly ready by June 2010.”SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

10 Reasons Social Selling Is Failing

first_imgSocial Selling isn’t living up to its promise. Those promises have been exaggerated and oversold. Social selling is failing.Lack of Content: Your social selling program isn’t going to work without content. You may want to make noise on the social channels, and you may want attention. You can’t have attention without content. Salespeople without content are unarmed.Link Bait Content Isn’t Content: You see some social gurus and sales experts writing provocative content. If it’s not link bait, it’s comment bait designed to drive engagement simply by being provocative. If you want attention from your peer group, you’ll get it. You are not, however, gaining engaged prospects.Content Doesn’t Compel Change: Infographics are really neat. So are inspirational images. And quotes. But they do absolutely nothing to explain to your dream client what’s going on in their world, why they are plagued with dissonance, and why they should change.Too Great a Reliance on Content to Drive Leads: Content marketing is not going to generate enough leads for you to make your number unless you are the rare exception,  a thought leader with an earned following. Inbound marketing isn’t supposed to provide you with 100 percent of your leads, plus the amount you need to make your number.Too Much Faith That Connecting Is Enough: You need to open relationships. You can do that on the social web. The barrier for someone to accept your LinkedIn connection request might now be lower than a friend request on Facebook. Prospecting means asking for a meeting.Too Much Time Spent on Social Channels: It is a complete and utter Time suck. Perhaps the greatest time suck and distraction in the history of mankind, approaching levels that exceed television. It is critical that you use the tools. And then it is critical that you set the tools down and do the work you really need to do. If you believe social is urgent and important, you are making a mistake.Belief That Social Replaces Traditional Approaches: Social fails when it is used as a replacement for the traditional approaches. You InMail isn’t prospecting. It is approaching  spammy.Activities Are Not Strategic: Sharing other people’s content is great. Liking and commenting is great, too. Posting status updates can be a great way to share with people you are connected to on social. It just isn’t strategic. If what you are doing doesn’t create value for your prospects and clients, it’s not strategic.Lack of an Integrated Approach and Campaigns: What story are you telling with what you publish and share? What is the end goal? How is it aligned with a campaign that is a tailored message designed to move your dream clients to a place where they are willing and interested in engaging in a conversation around change?Shift in Platforms Away from B2B: Name all the great social platforms for B2B? If you named SnapChat, you’re just being funny. If you said Instagram, you’re teasing me. LinkedIn is the only platform for professionals, and it looks more like Facebook every day.If salespeople and sales organization are going to use the social tools to generate sales, we’re going to have to do a whole lot better.last_img read more

Respond to PM’s peace efforts: PDP

first_imgPeoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday urged the Hurriyat to respond to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s fresh peace overtures, saying “maximalist and rejectionist approach will be of no help to the institution of dialogue”. “The Hurriyat’s response to Ramzan ceasefire, which Mr. Modi went ahead with despite opposition within the party and the security establishment, and the backing of the dialogue process through special representative has been unfortunate and negative. Maximalist and rejectionist approach is no contributing factor to the institution of dialogue,” PDP Minister and J&K government spokesman Naeem Akhtar told The Hindu. Mr. Akhtar praised Mr. Modi for his “statesmanly steps and support to Kashmir-centric initiatives” pushed by the J&K government.“We are ready to consider the Hurriyat’s demands on the confidence building measures (CBMs) provided they (the Hurriyat) contribute to the dialogue process first,” he added. Ready to consider demandsThe J&K government spokesman said all major political interventions on Kashmir had come through BJP leadership so far since 1990s, “whether free and fair elections of 2002, reopening of roads between parts of J&K and reaching out to Pakistan”. “It’s true in many cases in the past talks could not yield desired results. But where do one start again. It has to be an incremental thing. This dialogue process has the potential to be crucial first step and many things will follow up,” said Mr. Akhtar.Mr. Modi during his day long visit on Saturday had asked armed youth to join mainstream and said the Ramzan ceasefire was a reach-out to the youth of J&K. He also stressed that Centre’s special representative would talk “to all groups”. However, the Hurriyat leaders had described the ceasefire as “a joke” and sought a complete end of “war in Kashmir once for all”.Soz’s appealFormer minister and senior Congress leader Saif-ud-Din Soz has said, “ Mr. Modi has lumped all agitating youth together. Mr. Modi’s non-response to the Chief Minister’s plea for creating an atmosphere of reconciliation in Kashmir shows a situation of harder times for the future of the coalition government in the State. The parties and groups need to raise an effective voice for a dialogue process to be initiated by the Centre with the leadership that is totally alienated, the Hurriyat,’’ Mr. Soz added.last_img read more