AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson The game was tight nearly the entire way, until Redlands opened a fourth-quarter lead that was as large as eight as late as the final minute, when Josh Green’s basket made it 60-52. The Terriers had trouble closing out the victory. Steven Durant made a traditional three-point play with 27 seconds to play and after Redlands turned the ball over on the inbounds pass, it was suddenly a three-point game on a basket by Eric Ellis (18 points) with 22 seconds to play. Despite the fact that Redlands missed the front end of two one-and-ones in the final 21 seconds, Miller (8-9, 1-2) could get no closer. Ellis missed a layup after the first missed free throw and Jury’s chance after getting the ball from Ellis following the second miss failed to connect. “This victory means a lot,” Redlands coach Brad Scott said. “This is my fifth year and I think it’s the first time we’ve beaten them here (at Miller). We have road wins at Rialto and here in the first week.” FONTANA — Miller’s frantic finish came up a little short. Jonathon Jury’s three-point attempt as time expired rimmed in and out as Redlands held on to beat Miller 60-57 in a Citrus Belt League contest at Miller High School on Friday night. “He’s one of our better shooters, even though he’s only a sophomore,” Miller coach John Romagnoli said of Jury. “He almost made it.” The shot nearly capped an improbable comeback when it appeared the Terriers (10-4 overall, 2-0 CBL) had the game in hand. While Redlands had trouble closing it out, the Terriers did make some critical shots in the fourth quarter. After the final three minutes of the second quarter, neither team led by more than four points until Redlands went on an 8-0 run midway through the fourth quarter. Back-to-back three-pointers by Mike Soliman (19 points) and Trevor Nash (11 points) gave Redlands a 54-46 lead with less than three minutes to play and forced the Rebels to play catch up. Romagnoli believes a difference in the game might have been the fact that Miller was tired from playing its third league game in four days, including playing Redlands East Valley the night before. Redlands changed its previously scheduled home game against Eisenhower from Thursday until next week when the schools are back from vacation. “The last minute, it looked like they had good legs,” Scott said of Miller. While Scott was pleased with the win, he would like to see more consistent play. Redlands scored only one point in the final 6“ minutes of the first half, but the Rebels were only able to score 10 points during that time, tying the score 24-24 at halftime. Both teams were scoreless in the final 2:29 of the half. “We’ll play great for eight minutes, then poorly for three or four,” Scott said. Ellis had 11 points in the first half to lead Miller, but he picked up his third foul 2:22 before halftime. He missed most of the third quarter and didn’t score until 5:03 remained in the game. “We probably held him out for too long,” Romagnoli said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
SAN JOSE — Joe Thornton darted around the ice as he and the Sharks went through a brief but brisk practice Saturday morning before they departed for Las Vegas. Situational drills, power play and penalty kill work — the scene was nothing out the ordinary.Neither was Thornton’s demeanor: all business when there was work to be done, smiling and having fun as practice began to wind down.The Sharks’ season will once again on the line Sunday when they face the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena …
12 March 2003The Marketing Federation of Southern Africa (MFSA) was officially launched on Wednesday, with some 250 government dignitaries, marketing opinion leaders and journalists attending a breakfast event in Johannesburg.The Federation was established in October 2002 following the amalgamation of the Institute of Marketing Management, the Direct Marketing Association and the Association of Marketers, making it the most powerful marketing body in the country.The MFSA represents some 600 corporate members, 3 000 individuals and over 7 500 students, and according to general manager John Arnesen, enjoys “a rapidly growing support base among members who comprise a diverse array of marketers, ranging from entrepreneurial start-ups to powerful multinationals”.The MFSA has strong representation on industry bodies such as the Audit Bureau of Circulations, the Advertising Standards Authority, the National Postal Forum, SGB Marketing, the Marketing Industries Trust, and the South African Advertising and Research Foundation.For the advertising and marketing industry, the MFSA is home to the prestigious Loeries, Raptors, Assegais and Tusk Awards, which respectively recognise advertising creativity, sponsorship marketing, direct and interactive marketing, and individual and corporate excellence.A catalyst for changeThe Federation aims to become the chief driver for change and transformation within South Africa’s marketing industry.“While striving to become the home and voice of marketers in southern Africa, the Federation must also hold the torch for transformation within the marketing sector in the country”, says Jabu Mabuza, MFSA board chairman and CEO of Tsogo Sun.Davy Ivins, acting CEO of the MFSA, points out that the pace of change in the industry has been slow. “Transformation, is not merely the obligation of government. Industry must become active participants and supporters of transformation initiatives.”Ivins says the MFSA will be implementing an internal corporate transformation charter, and that it fully supports a transformation blueprint for the marketing industry.Ivins has also committed the MFSA to making resources available for encouraging and monitoring transformational progress, to supporting the formation of a multi-disciplinary industry forum to ensure focus and change, and to provide more information and better research.Although a large amount of work still needs to be done, Ivins takes encouragement from statistics provided by the MFSA’s education and training subsidiary, the IMM Graduate School of Marketing, which indicate that 57% of students are black and 49% female. He also states that of the 214 qualified chartered marketers – the highest professional qualification for marketers – in South Africa, 40% are black.“This indicates that the face of marketing is changing, but there is still a need to sustain and add momentum to this process. The MFSA is well positioned to do this”, says Ivins.SouthAfrica.info reporter
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In December, National Corn Growers Association’s Trade Policy and Biotechnology Action Team met in St. Louis to review the organization’s policy in their area of expertise, discuss progress on several ongoing programs and hear from industry representatives about upcoming challenges and opportunities.Looking at a variety of issues, including how to best support agricultural exports, stress the importance of respecting refuge requirements and facilitate successful communication across the value-chain on their issues, the team will use their in-depth knowledge of the subject matter to develop the nuanced, strategic suggestions needed to help the Corn Board guide NCGA policy effectively.“It can begin to feel like farmer leaders spend a large amount of time participating in meetings for a variety of agricultural groups during the winter months,” said John Linder, Team Chair, a farmer from Ohio. “Yet, as I have become increasingly involved, I have come to deeply appreciate the breadth and scope of the myriad issues facing farmers today. By developing teams with specialization in major areas of opportunity and taking the time to analyze the issues in a critical, thorough manner, we are able to most effectively provide input on how, in our area, the Corn Board can shape NCGA policy and, subsequently, maximize the effectiveness of farmer-funded market development and production activities.”The meeting, held in conjunction with meetings for the other five action teams and committees, allowed the growers to dig into the specific policies listed in the portion of the strategic plan corresponding with their team’s focus area. Carefully debating the implications of any proposed changes, team members worked diligently to carefully craft a precise, well-constructed document for presentation to the Corn Board and, eventually, Corn Congress.“Through these discussions, we develop a solid appreciation for the importance of the exact connotation of each word used, and of those not used, in our strategic plan,” Linder said. “Examining the future of the industry, the scope of NCGA’s role in it and the potential pitfalls of seemingly benign statements leads us to policy recommendations that play a vital role in determining how the organization will proceed on our behalf.”The team also delved into a variety of areas certain to impact the future of corn farming through presentations from and discussions with leadership from agriculture. Through these discussions, the farmers gained up-to-the-minute information that they will scrutinize and, as events unfold, incorporate into future recommendations.In addition to Linder, from Morrow County, Jon Miller from Fairfield County also represents Ohio on the team.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said on Monday that culprits of the Bargari sacrilege case and the subsequent incidents of police firing at Behbal Kalan and Kotkapura in 2015 will not be spared.“The special investigation team is on its job of investigating Bargari and other incidents but under the law, I cannot interfere in its functioning. The SIT is fully cognisant of the sensitivity and urgency of the matter and would not delay its investigations,” said Capt. Amarinder here at a press conference.Asked if he was supporting the radicals to get control of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, the Chief Minister said that he had never had any links with such groups. He said that he would support any moderate group of Sikhs to get control of the SGPC as he wanted “the Badals” (former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his son and Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Badal) out of it. “They have ruined the gurdwaras,” he alleged.In response to another question, the Chief Minister said Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence had been active in Punjab for long, possibly through Kashmiri students. However, he clarified that every student from Kashmir was not a militant and the police had so far not established any links of the recently arrested students with locals.On the issue of stubble burning, the Chief Minister said the situation could aggravate once harvesting is complete. “While my sympathies are with the farmers, the government is bound by law to take action against those indulging in burning of paddy straw,”’ he added.Capt. Amarinder said his government would wait till the end of the month before taking any decision on fuel prices, as international prices of oil were fluctuating.
LATEST STORIES A few minutes into the presentation, the company’s vision are flashed on the screen: F2 Logistics wants to be faster. Better. Stronger. If that sounds familiar, it’s because it wings at the Olympic credo. And it figures. Uy, the company’s president and CEO is a sportsman.“I’ve always been involved in sports; I was an athlete when I was younger,” said Uy.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAnd outside the business circles, inside the sporting arena, F2 Logistics is proving to be faster, better and stronger than the rest of the field in the Philippine Superliga.With already two titles in their trophy case, the Cargo Movers are more than equipped to defend their Grand Prix crown despite a bulk of their stars struck out of the roster while they’re on duty for La Salle in the UAAP. Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving And the inspiration goes a long way in an industry that bleeds the clock dry with its nonstop activity. Whether it’s delivering life-saving medicines on time to where it is needed to keeping supermarkets stocked with fresh produce, logistics and cargo giant, F2 Logistics delivers to the Filipino public providing them with their needs on a daily basis.But the Cargo Movers have done their share of pumping up the energy of the workforce with their smashing victories on court. And they provide inspiration elsewhere too.“Believe it or not, these girls volunteer for a lot of our outreach programs,” Uy revealed. “A lot of our players know what it is like to grow up amid hardships so some of the girls, like Abby and Cha, they really want to open doors for others and volunteer to do clinics for us for free.”In a way, the Cargo Movers are a perfect reflection of the company they represent. From its humble southern roots “where we started with three branches and just a handful of trucks,” F2 Logistics has grown to more than a thousand trucks nationwide, providing world class warehousing and logistics services.The Cargo Movers traced more or less the same route in the PSL. They began “just wanting to be competitive,” said Uy, hiring such standouts as Cha Cruz, Aby Marano and Paneng Mercado to lead the young team.But after a third-place finish in their first year, Uy felt he needed “to beef up the roster.” While shopping for added talents, Uy made a partnership the De La Salle volleyball squad, which did not have a company to back them up yet; “with an already established team and led by one of the best coaches in the Philippine scene, we always aim to be the best ” said Uy.And the rest is history. The partnership has resulted in not just two PSL titles, but a championship for La Salle as well in the UAAP—the Lady Spikers are also backed by F2 Logistics in the collegiate league.With the PSL now in full swing, the Cargo Movers are now chasing for more success in a season that holds a lot of promise for the squad. Lee waxes hot for Hotshots Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ “We will lack some key players, but we will be fine,” said head coach Ramil de Jesus.Uy brims with the same amount of confidence, pinning his hopes on former La Salle stars Aby Marano, skipper Cha Cruz, peerless setter Kim Fajardo and the ultra talented Ara Galang as the Cargo Movers hope for a repeat of their dramatic conquest of Petron in last year’s Finals.“That was such a memorable win,” said Uy. “We were already behind in Game 2, 0-9, and I remember some fans were already readying banners but we fought back and forced a fifth set. And then we won that fifth set and the momentum had already shifted to our side in Game 3.”More than the victory itself, Uy is appreciative of what the Cargo Movers have done for F2 Logistics as a company.“You know, after that win, people in the office started using that victory as an inspiration,” he said. “They keep telling themselves that if [the Cargo Movers] can do it, then nothing is impossible in work.”ADVERTISEMENT AFP official booed out of forum Efren Uy leans back on his chair and stares at a projector screen inside the F2 Logistics office boardroom. This is how he first introduces the company to people who are not fully acquainted with the logistics industry—through a presentation of their company profile.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Archie Schiller, a six-year-old from Barossa Valley in South Australia, trained with the Australian squad at the Adelaide Oval, days ahead of the much-anticipated Test series between the hosts and India. The kid has been promised that he will be a part of the Australian squad for the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne, which comes four days after his seventh birthday.Archie has a long-term heart condition but that hasn’t stopped him from training in his backyard for the Melbourne Test. The kid claims he is a leg-spinner and a fan of ‘Garry’ [Nathan] Lyon. His dream is to skipper the senior national team. And he believes he can get world-beater Virat Kohli out, easily.In a heartwarming gesture, Australia coach Justin Langer had told Archie and his parents about his inclusion in the Test squad via a video call from the United Arab Emirates during the team’s tour of Pakistan in October.Thanks to Make a Wish Foundation, Archie met his heroes on Monday at the Adelaide Oval and even posed for photographs with skipper Tim Paine and Lyon. The cricket-loving kid was presented his Australia kit during the training session. Oh Boy, Archie was looking dapper!Australia’s newest Test squad member, 6-year-old Archie Schiller, in his kit and ready for action at Adelaide Oval nets #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/puSo1bZIbPAndrew Ramsey (@ARamseyCricket) December 4, 2018Archie was three months old when it was diagnosed he had faulty heart valves and his heartbeat had irregular rhythms. He had needed an urgent surgery that lasted more than seven hours. Six months later, the kid had to undergo a second surgery, while in December 2017, he had his third open-heart surgery, according to cricket.com.au.advertisementArchie bowls no-ball during training, ask mother not to tell LangerDespite all the adversity, Archie continues to be a fun-loving kid. The report says Archie has abandoned daily television viewing sessions at home to focus on the preparation in the lead up to the Melbourne Test even as Langer did not promise a spot in the playing XI.Australia’s newest Test squad member has his whites and is warming up with the rest of the Aussie squad at training. Learn his full story HERE: https://t.co/ctXeVwWwOL pic.twitter.com/4s2EFarMoNcricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 3, 2018Archie bowled a no-ball during a training session at his backyard but he has told his mother, Sarah not to reveal it to Langer, who is looking forward to having the kid in the Australian dressing room.”I reckon he’ll be treated like (uncapped opener) Marcus Harris – come in for the first time in the changerooms, meet all the boys and like always when you come into that inner sanctum of the Baggy Green, it’s like joining the brotherhood,” Langer was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.”Archie will be joining the brotherhood. He’s been through some tough times spent a lot of time in a hospital bed, so anyway that we can help to put a smile on his face, it’s the very least we can do for him,” he added.”Just being out on Adelaide Oval, in the sunshine, under a nice blue sky and running around with his heroes – who, to a man, were all really moved by his story – it should be terrific for everyone.”Also Read | Fan in Adelaide predicts India will win 3-0. Rohit Sharma responds: Why not 4-0?Also Read | Earning respect as important as winning vs India: Tim PaineAlso Read | Virat Kohli’s Adelaide memories: Two hundreds and a heartbreaking defeat
zoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Swiss container shipping company Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) paid USD 630,625 in penalties to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for violating the Ocean-Going Vessel At-Berth Regulation.As informed, the violations were discovered during a routine audit of the company’s 2014 visits to the Port of Oakland and the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.The investigation by CARB revealed more than 2,500 violations for both the Oakland and LA/LB fleets for failing to reduce auxiliary engine power generation by at least 50 percent and for exceeding limits for auxiliary engine run time as required by the At-Berth Regulation.According to CARB, MSC cooperated with the investigation and subsequently converted its California fleets to include 100 percent shore power-equipped vessels, and has had no further violations of the regulation.“As the California Air Resources Board has announced, MSC cooperated with an enquiry into the implementation in 2014 of the state’s At-Berth Regulation and paid a fine. MSC made the necessary investments in its fleet to ensure vessels are shore power-equipped and fully compliant with CARB’s requirements. Since 2014, MSC has not incurred any violations of the regulation,” MSC told World Maritime News.The fine was paid to the California Air Pollution Control Fund to support air pollution research, and the company agreed to comply with all requirements of the regulation.“Ocean-going vessels are significant contributors to air pollution,” Todd Sax, CARB Enforcement Division Chief, said.“Even in port, their auxiliary engines generate toxic diesel particulate pollution that impacts not only port-adjacent communities, but also entire inland regions. This regulation helps to protect all Californians and is necessary to ensure we meet our clean air goals,” he added.Adopted in 2007, the At-Berth Regulation was designed to reduce emissions from diesel auxiliary engines on containerships, passenger ships and refrigerated-cargo ships while berthing at a California port. Vessel operators can either turn off auxiliary engines and connect to grid-based shore power or use alternative technologies to achieve equivalent emission reductions while in port.The regulation ultimately requires a fleet operator to reduce at-berth oxides of nitrogen (NOX) and particulate matter (PM) emissions from its vessels’ auxiliary engines in port by at least 80 percent by 2020.
Summit Professional Networks announced a shift to digital for its quarterly magazine, Tech Decisions, toward the end of the first quarter in 2014. Tech Decisions, currently operating via PropertyCasualty360.com, will continue to be housed there as a web-based magazine with plans for a tablet magazine. In addition, Summit Professional Networks will offer an expanded digital portfolio including custom content creation for its partners, webcasts and face-to-face events.“The relevance to the tech audience is to see the information in their domain,” says Gary Mirkin, senior vice president of the Custom Solutions Group at Summit Professional Networks. “We made the decision [to go digital] because the distribution is solid and that it is being sought after by our audience through our tech channels.”In 2013, Tech Decisions magazine produced four regular issues, one special edition and a weekly e-newsletter called “Tech Digest Weekly” to a roughly 24,000-person circulation of mostly c-level executives, IT managers and larger mid-market agents in the insurance industry. “We see the potential to increase [our audience] by virtue of broadening the editorial focus of the digital publication [and] the ability to reach the other segments that Summit Professional Networks focuses on—financial, insurance, legal and subsets of those,” Mirkin contends. “In essence, the strategy should take the circulation much higher.”As part of the new strategy’s digital format, Summit plans to leverage its presence in the financial services, benefits and legal markets by adding “strategic thought-leader programs” to its portfolio including webcast, video, live event and whitepaper components, acting as a “channel -support tool generator” to help its partners disseminate information to their clients, according to Mirkin.“Digital obviously offers a much broader audience a platform that they’re used to using now rather than a platform that is clearly somewhat cumbersome for people to get to,” he says. “They should get the information in the platform they’re used to and that they want to, so that it becomes more of a tool for them. It’s kind of the way of the world in this particular [audience] segment.”However, Mirkin does not disregard the appeal of print or its market demand.He adds that if a sponsor showed “great interest and would like print issues for their channel, sales force or their tradeshow,” the company would consider accommodating the request.