Good coaches aren’t unicorns

first_img 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Some credit unions have coaching rock stars in their ranks.In these high-functioning credit unions, branch managers hold biweekly, one-on-one coaching sessions with each staff member. Staff look forward to the challenge of addressing the ideas generated during these discussions.Between sessions, managers offer encouraging feedback to their team after casually or intentionally observing their conversations with members.But what do you do if your credit union doesn’t operate this way? Maybe you only receive “coaching” during your annual review, and praise is as rare as a flying unicorn.Is it a lost cause? No.Anyone can be a coach and provide valuable feedback. You just need to understand the goals and principles of coaching, and be observant of your co-workers and boss.At CUNA, we use the CUNA Creating Member Loyalty™ Service Strategies program. The lessons we learn empower us to better serve our members, and better serve each other as colleagues. continue reading »last_img read more

Scholes: Rashford can learn from Van Nistelrooy

first_imgManchester United legend Paul Scholes has urged Marcus Rashford to study the game of Ruud van Nistelrooy. Rashford held informal talks with the agency’s representatives in Miami last weekend Scholes says no-one knew where the back of the net was like Van Nistelrooy. And Scholes reckons Rashford should take note. He said: “I played No 10 with Ruud for a season – and I loved it. He’s just a ruthless, ruthless goalscorer. He just lived for scoring goals. “Whenever he did score or didn’t score, the first thing he would do when we got on the team bus after the game was see if Thierry Henry scored. “And if Henry had scored he wouldn’t talk to anybody for the full trip home because he was so engrossed in being the leading goalscorer, not just at United but in the league, in the world, everywhere. “I loved the way Ruud finished as well. I played with some unbelievable centre forwards. You are thinking Cole, Dwight Yorke, Sheringham, Solskjaer. There are loads. read also:Rashford: Honour to work with Giggs and Rooney “There are some unbelievable goalscorers. But, to me, Van Nistelrooy was the best finisher.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterFrom Enemies To Friends: 10 TV Characters Who Became Close5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Best Car Manufacturers In The WorldWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appearedlast_img read more

AVENGE HEADS COMPETITIVE FIELD OF 14 IN SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $300,000 RODEO DRIVE STAKES FOR FILLIES AND MARES, THREE AND UP, GOING 1 ¼ MILES ON TURF

first_imgKeri Belle – Norberto Arroyo, Jr. – 121Frenzified (GB) – Santiago Gonzalez – 121Queen of The Sand (IRE) – Brice Blanc – 121Avenge – Flavien Prat – 121Real Smart – Drayden VanDyke – 121Tiz a Kiss – Joe Talamo – 121Majestic Heat – Gary Stevens – 121Fresh Feline – Chantal Sutherland – 121Generosidade (URU) – Tiago Pereira – 121Nancy From Nairobi (GB) – Mike Smith – 121Decked Out – Kent Desormeaux – 118Zipessa – Florent Geroux – 121Elecktrum (IRE) – Victor Espinoza – 121Sobradora Inc (ARG) – Rafael Bejarano – 123First post time on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. For scratches, late changes and complete morning line information, please visit http://www.santaanita.com/horse-racing/live-racing/ -30-                 AVENGE: Fresh off back to back victories at Del Mar, including a head win in the Grade II, John C. Mabee Stakes, the 4-year-old filly by War Front will be seeking her third consecutive win Saturday. Bought for $650,000 out of the 2013 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select Yearling Sale, Avenge is owned by Ramona Bass. Flavien Prat, the go-to rider for many right now, returns to the trainer who mentored his quick rise in the industry, and to a horse he has won four out of six with.SOBRADORA INC: A 4-year-old Argentine-bred filly by the Broad Brush stallion, Include, Sobradora Inc has only one loss in a six race career that came in her last outing, a fifth place finish in the John C. Mabee to Avenge. Saturday will be her third U.S. start for trainer Simon Callaghan and owner Katsumi Yoshida and will retain the services of Rafael Bejarano, aboard for all three stateside starts.MAJESTIC HEAT: The “other Mandella” in the race looms a credible threat to the rest of the field and will also be seeking her third win in a row. A 4-year-old filly by Unusual Heat, “Majestic” is owned by Madeline Auerbach, Bardy Farm and Ron McCauley. Favored in her last two outings, Majestic Heat was the winner of a one mile turf allowance at Santa Anita in June, and most recently, won the Solana Beach Stakes at Del Mar August 14. Gary Stevens, aboard for the Grade III Autumn Miss Oct. 17 of last year, will again ride.DECKED OUT: Trained by Keith Desormeaux and owned by Big Chief Racing, LLC, Head of Plains Partners, LLC and Gene Voss, this 3-year-old filly by Street Boss will run in her sixth consecutive graded stakes race Saturday. “In the money” 50 percent of her 14 lifetime starts, Decked Out comes off a solid second place finish in the Grade I, Del Mar Oaks at 1 1/8 miles on the turf Aug. 20. Released on 9/28/16 – For more information, please contact Alexis Garske at [email protected] or call 626-574-6418. THE GRADE I RODEO DRIVE STAKES IN POST POSITION ORDER WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS Race 8 (of 11)     Approximate post time 4:00 p.m. PST ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 28, 2016)–Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella will supply two doses of dangerous in Avenge and Majestic Heat in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Rodeo Drive Stakes at 1 1/4 miles on the grass for fillies and mares, three and up.A final prep for the $2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf, the Rodeo Drive has attracted a very competitive field of 14, all vying for their chance at automatic entry, including entry fees paid into the World Championships race Nov. 5 at Santa Anita. RODEO DRIVE IS ONE OF FIVE BREEDERS’ CUP ‘WIN AND YOU’RE IN’ CHALLENGE RACES AT SANTA ANITAlast_img read more

Addition by subtraction

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Weaning time is an excellent time to evaluate your cow herd and decide which cows get to remain in your herd as productive females. If they are not being productive for you, they need to be replaced by heifer calves retained from within the herd or by purchased bred females.Cows and heifers leave operations for a variety of reasons. Ask a room full of cow-calf producers for the key reasons to cull a female from the herd and I would feel confident that the reasons would include any or all of the following factors.1. Age or bad teeth2. Pregnancy status (open or aborted)3. Temperament4. Other reproductive problems5. Economics (drought, herd reduction, market conditions)6. Producing poor calves7. Physical unsoundness8. Udder problem9. Bad eyes.While all of these factors are valid reasons for culling, I suspect that the first three factors listed who be the top reasons for culling in any given year.Beef producers are often disappointed when an animal has to be culled from the herd. While marketing these cull animals is commonly viewed as a loss, keep in mind that it is also a significant source of income for a herd. Surveys have shown that cull animals can contribute up to 20% to 25% of a herd’s gross income. Slaughter cow prices tend to be the highest and relatively steady from February to August with the lows coming in October through December. Recognize that a timely opportunity to market cull animals may be rapidly coming to a close. If you have adequate feed resources, marketing cull animals in early 2018 may be the best option.I encourage you to view a moderate level of annual level of culling as a potential positive for the herd. Besides a supplemental source of income for the herd, a few strategic subtractions from the herd can add to its overall quality.last_img read more

Data is the Future of Brand Identity

first_imgThe Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Tags:#Big Data#coding design#data design#design#designers David SchwarzCo-Founder of HUSH Related Posts David Schwarz is an award-winning Co-Founder of HUSH, an experience design firm. He has spent over a decade working with brands to design compelling experiences utilizing content, interactivity, architecture and technology. 8 Key Components to Building a Successful Busin… Simple Branding Is Key for Complex Tech, Says R… Improving Customer Loyalty with 3 Easy Steps Brands have always used a host of different tools, from advertising to product design, to clearly define themselves to their audiences. They understand that without communicating their voice, values, mission and approach, many brands would feel largely interchangeable. Sure, Nike makes sneakers and apparel for athletes, with a message that speaks to speed, design, and form. But from a high level, the same description could seem applicable to Adidas, Under Armour, or New Balance.That’s why expressing a deeper, more nuanced brand identity is important. The right identity (or creative expression of that identity) resonates on an emotional level, illuminating the DNA of a company and building valuable connections along the way. In part, this is why a brand’s data is so exciting to designers (and experience designers in particular), whose skills make them uniquely qualified to understand and realize its potential for brand building.When combined with the power of physical experiences, data is a direct path to the people, products and processes that make every brand unique. It’s a digital fingerprint, something every company has other than its specific products, innovations, patents, services or origin story. Data is often invisible, existing in the background. But it doesn’t have to be this way. In fact, for the designers that can harness it to create visuals and immersive physical brand experiences, data can convey scale, scope, movement and (most importantly) authenticity in a way that is much more honest, intimate and engaging.Data could prove to be the most effective resource for brand design and identity than any other force within a modern company. It’s more than a series of statistics – your data is your brand.The Evolution of Data DesignFor a long time, designers have been inspired by the challenge of transforming data into meaningful brand expression. But that process didn’t always result in interactive, data-rich interactive experiences.The relationship between data and design started as expressions of facts and figures which resulted in charts. There were motivated creators like Feltron that fastidiously explored data from any source and plotted it in ways that were almost non-hierarchical; the number of sneezes against the number of steps taken, against the number of conversations, and more. This gave way to data as mapping, and later, an obsession with data transposed onto geography or landscapes, from human to global scale.Eventually data became more humanized – using design to display information in ways that closely engaged the human senses. It was during this time that political data became objects, and transportation data became sound. Humanizing data softened it, making it more emotional, intuitive and revealing insights beyond the particulars of the data. It also reinforced the authenticity of the data and fostered a deeper understanding of the companies that used it.This gave way to the limitless potential of more real-world data-driven brand experiences and even products – including cars that are designed by the data of optimal driving. As a tool for expressing brand identity, data’s current application to the physical spaces has opened the door to new experiences that have completely redefined existing concepts of brand engagement.How Brands Are Designing Data-Driven ExperiencesBrand experiences have already been celebrated for their ability to inspire better engagement than traditional marketing, especially among millennial audiences. But when brand data becomes a more central part of designing an interactive space, these experiences become even more powerful tools for fostering brand connections.Several brands have already realized the potential power of data when treated as a core part of their identity and brand experience. For example, Uber and Lyft are loved because of their geographical, mapping, routing, and activity data which allows them to provide a fast and accurate experience across its apps and services. That seamless experience has become more indelible than the cars, drivers, or the literal branding in marketing and on the app.By comparison, Nike’s early investment in the digital and data, through their Nike+, Fuelband, Fuel, and NTC experiences made them a much stronger brand. Their Nike Community Board was just one of many examples of how merging physical experiences with invisible, global data could be invaluable in reinforcing Nike’s connection to community building, more than any marketing or advertising campaign. Equinox’s data experience is similarly unique. For their brand, data serves the science of their three-tiered philosophy around movement, nutrition, and regeneration by tracking physical activity, rest, nutrition, calories, and more. By quantifying everything you do inside and outside of their clubs, they can improve your the way you achieve optimal health. And as Equinox expands into the hospitality area with its new hotels, these physical spaces and the experiences they house will undoubtedly continue to leverage the data of their communities to optimize rest, nutrition and athleticism not possible in their clubs alone.A Data-Rich FutureWorking together, brands and designers can transform data into beautiful, expressive, functional experiences. But there is a potential for so much more. Data can truly become visual, sonic, physical, experiential interactions with a brand. And because data is unique to each brand that generates it, these interactions are closer to the future of “brand identity” than any logo, identity system or brand guideline.Data may be inherently invisible — made of 1s and 0s — but brands and their partners should always be committed to that magical service of “making the invisible, visible,” and using data to create new modes of effective communication. How data is leveraged to build an authentic connection to audiences — via optics, interaction and insights — will determine the successful brands of the future.last_img read more

Azkals draw Yemen, stay unbeaten in AFC Asian Cup qualifier

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/STEPHEN TANBACOLOD CITY – It was a bittersweet homecoming for national team veterans Phil and James Younghusband last Tuesday night. Returning to the stadium where they represented the Philippines for the first time as teenagers, the Younghusband brothers scored a goal each to salvage a 2-2 draw against Yemen in AFC Asian Cup Qualifying here. ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:07Nothing wrong with raids on offices of progressive groups—Palace02:02PNP to prove activists’ link to CPP NPA01:37Protesters 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 Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa But Yemen always proved dangerous on the break and the visitors pulled ahead again in the 55th minute with a well worked counter attack completed by Abdul Al-Matari. James snatched another equalizer with a header off a Manny Ott delivery in the 71st minute as the Azkals grabbed a share of the points. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses View comments UP appeals to overturn UAAP ruling on Ouattara’s eligibility LATEST STORIES For all the talk on their struggles of traveling and finding difficulty with the weather conditions here, the Yemenis looked likely to score each time they counter. “We’re satisfied with the result considering the difficult conditions of playing here,” said Yemen coach Abrham Mebratu. “Traveling here was tough and I have to give my players credit for fighting hard until the final whistle. We would have loved to get three points and take top spot in the group, but the Philippines also showed why it is one of the top teams in the group. We’re happy with our position now and we can be proud with the performance because the players have not played in this kind of weather.”The Azkals increased their haul to seven points from three matches for top spot in the group with Yemen two points behind. The two sides face off anew in Doha on Oct 10.Mudir Al Radaei gave Yemen a shock lead in the 27th minute with a diving header off a corner kick, stunning the crowd atPanaad. But Phil levelled three minutes later with a trademark free kick, scoring from 30 yards out – a goal similar to his strike against Tajikistan last June and Indonesia last December in the Suzuki Cup.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ The result at Panaad Stadium was enough to keep the Azkals on top of Group F, although the Filipinos feel slightly disappointed not to make the most of home advantage against a team that had a difficult time reaching this football-loving city. “We’re a bit disappointed not to get three points, but the team fought hard until the end,” said Phil Younghusband who jacked up his tally to 47 international goals. “We can still take a lot of positives from this game. We’re still top of the group and hopefully get a better result next time.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I’m happy with the 2-2 and being in first place in the group,” said Azkals coach Thomas Dooley. “We didn’t get three points but a point is still good. The players gave their all.”Phil equalized with an exquisite free kick in the first half, before James made sure there was no heartbreak for the Azkals with a second half header. last_img read more

Martina Hingis to retire again after WTA Finals

first_imgFILE – In this Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 file photo, Martina Hingis, of Switzerland, kisses the women’s doubles championship trophy next to partner Chan Yung-Jan, of Taiwan, not pictured, after beating Katerina Siniakova, of Czech Republic, and Lucie Hradecka, of the Czech Republic, in the women’s doubles final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament. Martina Hingis announced Thursday, Oct. 26 that she will retire from tennis for the third time in her career at the end of the ongoing WTA Finals. The Swiss initially confirmed the news on Twitter and Facebook after winning her quarterfinal doubles match.(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)SINGAPORE — Martina Hingis announced Thursday that she will retire from tennis for the third time in her career at the end of the ongoing WTA Finals.The Swiss initially confirmed the news on Twitter and Facebook after winning her quarterfinal doubles match. The top-seeded pair, Hingis and Chan Yung-Jan of Taipei, defeated Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany and Kveta Peschke of Czech Republic 6-3, 6-2.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC In 2013, Hingis returned to tennis as a doubles-only player. She won 10 of her Grand Slam doubles titles since coming out of retirement in 2013.“I’m looking forward to the things ahead of me, and tennis will always be a part of my life,” Hingis said, adding that “the travel will definitely be one thing I won’t miss anymore.” Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion View comments Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 This year, Hingis has won nine women’s doubles titles, including the U.S. Open with Chan. She also won the Wimbledon and U.S. Open mixed doubles trophies with Jamie Murray.Hingis won last year’s WTA Finals doubles title with Sania Mirza of India.Hingis first walked away from tennis in 2003 because of injuries.She returned to the sport in 2006, but after testing positive for cocaine during the 2007 Wimbledon tournament she left the game again. Despite having already retired, in 2008 she was sentenced to a two-year ban from tennis for the positive drug test.“The previous times (I retired) I always had things in the back of my head that I might be able to, singles and then doubles, might be able to do that,” Hingis said. “I think now it’s definite. Before I was thinking I might come back.”ADVERTISEMENT Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP LATEST STORIES “I told Latisha (Chan) from the start (of the year), ‘Hey this will probably be my last year,” Hingis said. “Probably people think after a season like this (to continue) but I think it’s perfect timing because you want to stop on top.”“I couldn’t ask for a better finish.”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 shutoutThe 37-year-old Hingis amassed five Grand Slam singles titles, 13 Grand Slam doubles titles, and seven Grand Slam mixed doubles titles during her stop-start career.Overall, she has won 43 singles and 64 doubles titles, and was one of six players to hold the No. 1 ranking in singles and doubles at the same time in her career. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Coach Luke Walton: It ‘would be silly’ to tinker with Lonzo Ball’s shooting stylelast_img read more

‘It will change the vision of India’

first_imgThe excitement is palpable and not without reason. Hours from now, you will be either lucky enough to be seated inside the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium or glued to your TV sets watching the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony.For almost seven years, India and every Indian has waited for this day. As one who kept hitting the bulls-eye for India at the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games, I feel happy that we are holding the Games. I agree, preparations could have been much better, and by that I am not really talking about venues and so on, but from an athlete’s point of view.I honestly feel, as a nation, there are so many within who like to run down their own country. But you must spare a thought for each and every athlete who competes out there. Each athlete, whatever be his or her discipline, works towards a medal. None out there wants to do badly. It’s a dream come true to compete and a bigger dream to keep winning medals. Traditionally, India has done well in the Commonwealth Games and this time, even though I am not shooting, there will still be a lot of medals.The depth in Indian shooting is very good and I think everyone has played a role in this. The government of India has fully supported this and if it was not for their help, the shooters would have never got here.Today, we have an Abhinav Bindra, a Gagan Narang and a Ronjan Sodhi, with each one of them capable of beating the best in the world. To be honest, the field in the CWG is not so tough, though one can never take things lightly in shooting. Yes, I am upset that the Karni Singh ranges have been completed late and the Indian shooters have not trained there as much as they could and should have. I have trained for hours at this venue when I brought glory to the nation.advertisementToday, I am unhappy that when we should have seen our shooters train day in and day out at the home ranges, they had to go abroad or opt for Pune as a base. This is where our planning has been faulty.Look at London, the way they have prepared for the 2012 Olympics. Athletes are already accessing completed venues and training hard. This is home advantage. I am sure we could have done it too. Moving away from shooting, I do see the stock of Indian sport has risen. Time and again, I have felt we have given importance only to cricket in this country.And I would be pleased if the Commonwealth Games can reduce the India-Australia cricket series to a sideshow! My expectation from these Games is we will do well in a variety of sports. Wrestling, boxing, hockey, badminton – in each sport we have superstars. Sania and Saina, who would have thought during the last CWG in Melbourne 2006, they would have shaped up like this? As a sporting nation, we are far behind the top Commonwealth countries in many ways. Yet, my firm belief is that the Delhi Games will change the vision of India as a whole. I am fascinated by the opening ceremony.I am sure we will showcase our tradition, art and also blend it with the modern tamasha. Having said that, when one looks at crores of rupees being spent on the opening ceremony, some ask me if it is a waste. I do not agree with that perception at all. Each host nation strives to project itself in a big way during the opening ceremony.At the closing ceremony in Melbourne, India did showcase what we were going to offer four years later. And I am glad that day has come.Jaspal Rana is a multiple Commonwealth Games gold medallistlast_img read more

Game of Phones: 76ers get blown call on bench in blowout

first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated “I take full responsibility and will accept the consequences of my actions,” he said. “I also apologize to my teammates, the 76ers organization and the fans for the distraction this has caused.”Embiid scored 22 points and had 15 rebounds and was a late addition to starting lineup because of tendinitis in his left knee that cost him most of the final month of the season.The Nets beat the Sixers 111-102 in Game 1 in a game that was a disaster for the organization before the opening tip.Sixers owner Josh Harris was very noncommittal on Brown’s return for a seventh season on the bench if the team did not make a deep run in the playoffs. Harris said Brown was a “great coach” but fell well short of giving him a vote of confidence.“We think he’s the right leader to take us where we need to go in the playoffs,” Harris said. “I’m focused on the Brooklyn Nets.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I just looked down because he said his daughter was extremely sick and he was checking on her,” Embiid said.The Sixers made the easy call and fined Johnson an unspecified amount for conduct detrimental to the team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“It’s not something that we are about,” Sixers coach Brett Brown said.Johnson, who averaged 3.9 points in 51 games, was inactive and apologized for his mistake. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown, left, and Joel Embiid, right, of Cameroon, look up at the scoreboard during the first half in Game 1 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets, Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Philadelphia. The Nets won 111-102. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)PHILADELPHIA — How’s this for a blown call: Amir Johnson was busted showing Philadelphia 76ers All-Star teammate Joel Embiid his cellphone on the bench late in a Game 1 playoff loss.Johnson was caught by TV cameras sitting on the bench and scrolling through his phonelate in the fourth quarter and the Sixers losing by double digits. Johnson showed Embiid whatever message was on the phone and then slid the device into his warmup pants pocket.ADVERTISEMENT Two-time strawweight champ Joshua Pacio just scratching the surface Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ LATEST STORIES View comments Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. But wait, there were more disasters.The Sixers trailed by 17, missed 22 of 25 3-pointers and played more like the castoffs of the early Process days under Brown than a team expected to contend for an Eastern Conference championship. Ben Simmons only took nine shots and scored nine points. JJ Redick and Tobias Harris continued the starters’ malaise with only a combined four baskets and nine points.Simmons also blasted the 20,437 Sixers fans for booing the team for most of the game.“If you’re going to boo, then stay on that side,” he said.Embiid said the voracious booing that was largely absent during the dark days of the Sixers 10-win season was tough to hear.“I love the fans. I’ve never said anything about them. They show us a lot of love,” Embiid said. “I understand why they’re booing. But the fact that it’s after every single miss when shots are not going to fall (every time). I’m fine. I’ll play through anything.”So to recap, the Sixers lost home-court advantage, got caught using a cellphone on the bench, admonished fans for booing and refused to give the head coach a vote of confidence.And that’s a winner in Philly playoff Bingo.last_img read more

2013 NSWTA Blues Awards Dinner

first_imgNSWTA Administrator of the Year – Tracey Yiangou (Wests Touch Association) Referee of the Year (Ian Matthew Medal) – David BaggioSelector of the Year – Bob MonkleyRegion of the Year – Sydney MetsAdministrator of the YearSouthern Suns – Gary Brickell Sydney Rebels – Marina PappasSydney Mets – Tracey YiangouSydney Scorpions – Kim SolmanHunter Western Hornets – Tony LewisNorthern Eagles – Darrin Lewis Junior Coach of the Year – Keith RozairoCoach of the Year – Christian FrostTeam of the Year – Eastern Suburbs Women’s Premier LeagueSenior Male Player of the Year – Tim KitchinghamSenior Female Player of the Year – Kristie MosleyJunior Male Player of the Year – Adam CluneJunior Female Player of the Year – Ashleigh QuinlanMale Player of the Year – Dylan Hennessey and Scott BuckleyFemale Player of the Year – Ashleigh Quinlan Congratulations to the winners at the 2013 New South Wales Touch Association Blues Awards Dinner. Affiliate of the YearSouthern Suns – Goulburn Touch AssociationSydney Rebels – Eastern Suburbs Touch AssociationSydney Mets – Western Suburbs Touch AssociationSydney Scorpions – Hills Hornets Touch AssociationHunter Western Hornets – Central Coast Touch AssociationNorthern Eagles – Ballina Touch Association and Murwillumbah Touch Associationcenter_img NSWTA Affiliate of the Year – Eastern Suburbs Touch Association Hall of Fame induction – Amanda JuddRod Wise Medal (Volunteer of the Year) – Greg EgginsStay tuned to www.nswtouch.com.au for all of the latest news and stories from the 2013 NSWTA Blues Awards and State Conference weekend. Related LinksNSWTA Blues Awardslast_img read more