“Since we are living in modern societyenhanced by technology, ‘Pasalubong Exchange’ was created to empower smallbusiness owners and producers to reach out a wider audience through thetechnology,” he added. “We rise up to the challenge,” saidDTI-Capiz provincial office director Ken Quennie Cuñada. “Pasalubong Exchange” is a platformthat enables MSMEs to connect with their customers online to showcase andpromote their products in a highly efficient rate.(With a report from PIA/PN) ROXAS City – The Department of Tradeand Industry-Capiz (DTI) has launched an online marketing application“Pasalubong Exchange” during the opening ceremonies of the four-day annualtrade event dubbed “Estilo Capiz” earlier this month. Trade and Industry provincial office director Ken Queenie speaks during the opening ceremonies of the four-day annual trade event dubbed “Estilo Capiz” earlier this month. PIA CAPIZ PHOTO/A. LUMAQUE Cuñada said the Capiz InnovationCenter, a shared-service facility, developed the application with the aim ofhelping Micro, Small and Medium Entrepreneurs (MSMEs) be abreast with thelatest marketing technology. “Just access the app and browse foryour desired ‘pasalubong’ products and place an order with only a few taps onyour mobile phone and your ‘pasalubong’ will be delivered to you,” said SpringValley mobile application developer Martin Rupert Bulquerin. She added the agency continues tothink of innovations not only in terms of product development, but also inselling these products and services using the digital technologies. The online shopping application can bedownloaded and installed on android smartphones.
Doug Cook got the best of a back-and-forth battle for the lead in winning the Monday IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s qualifying feature for Northern SportMods. (Photo by Tom Macht, www.photofinishphotos.com) BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 4) – At the end of 25 laps and seven lead changes, Doug Cook had a qualifying feature win and a pole positionDoug Cook got the best of a back-and-forth battle for the lead in winning the Monday IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s qualifying feature for Northern SportMods. (Photo by Tom Macht, www.photofinishphotos.com)start on championship night to show for his Monday efforts at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.Cook, from Algona, got the best of Mason City’s Nate Whitehurst in a back-and-forth Northern SportMod battle at Boone Speedway.Pole starter Matt Looft of Swea City was scored first through the first eight laps before Cook and Whitehurst swapped the lead each of the next five times around the oval.Whitehurst had the edge by a bumper at the end of lap 19 but Cook’s advantage was the same small distance on lap 20. He edged ahead from that point to get the win and coveted inside row one starting spot for Saturday’s main event.Lining up behind Cook and Whitehurst in that race will be fellow top eight finishers Brett Myer of Lytton, Lance Borgman of Beatrice, Neb., Doug Smith of Lanesboro, Mark Leiting of Lincoln, Neb., Levi Kiefer and Looft.Meyer had started 14th, Borgman 16th, Smith 17th and Leiting 22nd.Meyer was the champion at Super Nationals in 2010; Smith is the defending champion. Kiefer, from Pahrump, became the first Nevada driver to make the Northern SportMod main event in the 13 years the division has been part of the Super Nationals program. He’d qualified three years ago while a resident of California.Borgman and Leiting are also first-time qualifiers while Looft and Whitehurst make career second Saturday night starts. Cook qualified for the third time, Meyer and Smith both for the sixth.Feature results – 1. Doug Cook, Algona; 2. Nate Whitehurst, Mason City; 3. Brett Meyer, Lytton; 4. Lance Borgman, Beatrice, Neb.; 5. Doug Smith, Lanesboro; 6. Mark Leiting, Lincoln, Neb.; 7. Levi Kiefer, Pahrump, Nev.; 8. Matthew Looft, Swea City; 9. Trent Roth, Columbus, Neb.; 10. Joe Docekal, Dysart; 11. Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids; 12. Taylor Musselman, Urbandale; 13. Jake McBirnie, Boone; 14. Miles (Adam) Shelman, Ames; 15. John Watson, Des Moines; 16. Jake Simpson, Algona; 17. Cory Rose, Boone; 18. Dusty Masolini, Des Moines; 19. Tyler Watts, Beloit, Kan.; 20. Chad Shaw, Trimble, Mo.; 21. Brian Schrage, Cresco; 22. Darin Roepke, LeMars; 23. Tyler Soppe, Sherrill; 24. Austin Luellen, Minburn; 25. Kyle Olson, Cedar Rapids; 26. Jared Waterman, Milan, Ill.; 27. Tim Warner, Malone, Wis.; 28. Colby Fett, Algona; 29. Robert Moore, Maxwell; 30. Brandon Ostwald, Algona. read more
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Super Eagles Manager, Gernot Rohr, has said that his side’s match against Bafana Bafana of South Africa at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg today will be a difficult game.According to Rohr, today’s crucial 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier will be one of the toughest games against South Africa for his depleted Super Eagles side.Defender Shehu Abdulahi, goalkeeper Francis Uzoho and striker Odion Ighalo are sidelined by injury, while Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi is suspended. “This will be the most difficult match for this young team,” Rohr said.“It’s more than a year since we played against South Africa and lost in Uyo.“It’s a different team now with the experience of the World Cup and my young team will do a good match even if we’re missing four important players especially our goal scorer and goalkeeper.”He added: “This young team can do very well, they have big motivation and we want to win. It’s an opportunity for them to step up and prove what they can do. They will fight and give their best.”Villarreal youngster Samuel Chukwueze and Olamilekan Adeleye, who feature in the domestic league, are in line for official debuts.The three-time African champions, who arrived in South Africa early Friday, are top of Group E with nine points from four matches, while South Africa are second on eight points.A point will be enough to secure Nigeria’s qualification for next year’s African Cup of Nations, while Bafana Bafana may need to win to guarantee their qualification.Libya, who have four points, take on bottom team Seychelles also on Saturday with only the top two teams advancing to next year’s AFCON in Cameroon.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram read more
Comments PHILADELPHIA –– While making stops at three Philadelphia-area high schools, Dion Waiters, already a Syracuse commit, dreamt of this exact moment. After Syracuse defeated Villanova 69-64 at the Wells Fargo Center on Monday, the opportunity to wave goodbye to his city and his city’s team stared Waiters in the face.‘I was saying bye to Villanova,’ Waiters said of his gesture to the Wells Fargo Center crowd. ‘It was nice coming home. I always reminisce about us winning at Villanova and me waving to the crowd.‘So I had to get that out of the way.’And on the heels of his team’s hard-fought victory, that vision came to fruition.But his wave would not have been possible if not for Waiters’ cold-blooded free throws 14.1 seconds earlier. With those two points, the freshman sealed the victory for Syracuse in a homecoming where he, his older cousin Scoop Jardine and Rick Jackson won the game for Syracuse.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAnd although Jackson and Jardine were the stars of the night, combining for 38 points, Waiters was the unlikely closer, finishing with seven points. Following three games where the cocksure rookie failed to score a single point, Waiters drained two free throws to distance Syracuse’s one-point lead to three.As Waiters stepped to the line with the jeers of the Philly crowd reaching a fever pitch, the freshman’s fortunes were anything but expected. In the last minute, Waiters endured shaky play and brutal opposition.Less than three seconds after subbing in for C.J. Fair with 48 seconds left, Waiters ran straight into a Wildcat full-court trap, forcing an SU timeout. He then missed the front end of a one-and-one, despite being called his team’s best free-throw shooter by Jardine and head coach Jim Boeheim.‘I knew he was ready for that,’ Jardine said. ‘I knew he wanted that situation. I was surprised he missed the first one.’Then came the blunt brutality of Villanova wing James Bell. With SU up one, Jardine broke the Wildcat press by finding Waiters wide open streaking down the court. The freshman locked in on the rim, focused on nothing but a dunk.Bell flew to Waiters in a last-ditch effort to keep the Wildcats’ comeback alive. He crashed into Waiters at the rim.‘I knew he was going to try to foul me hard,’ Waiters said. ‘I tried to get my footing right so I wouldn’t miss. He was coming full force. I wasn’t trying to get my legs taken from me, and I just tried to get a bucket.’What was originally called an intentional foul — though later reduced to a normal personal foul — left Waiters on the ground for several seconds with a bruised hip. He clutched his wrist of his shooting hand after he stood up.Boeheim and referee Michael Stephens had words after the call, during which Waiters found a seat on the bench.It was called a ‘hard foul,’ Boeheim said.Boeheim purposefully called a timeout with the intention of grilling Stephens on the call. While the referee and coach spoke, Waiters recovered from Bell’s foul.Sitting on the bench to catch his breath — and perhaps recover from the lick he took — Waiters recited to himself the most basic of basketball self-help lines.‘I just got myself together and said, ‘Come on, kid. These are the shots you want to take in the big-time games,” Waiters said.And in front of what he estimated were 40 members of his friends and family, he stepped to the line. In front of those 40, including Jardine’s former head coach at Neumann-Goretti (Pa.) High School, Carl Arrigale, Waiters undertook the same free-throw routine he carried out in Neumann’s gym as an eighth grader.One dribble, spin, shoot. Swoosh. Twice.The freshman hit his shots and waved goodbye to the crowd at the Wells Fargo Center, his team leaving with a win.Said Waiters: ‘I took my time, bent my knees, flicked my wrist.’email@example.com Published on February 21, 2011 at 12:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ read more
Facebook Twitter Google+ With last season in the back of his mind, Ian McIntyre broke the huddle before overtime with a necessary message for his players.“Be tough,” the Syracuse head coach said. “This is a game we know we can win. We know it.”McIntyre’s team rarely displayed that kind of mindset in 2011. But on Wednesday, Syracuse (9-3, 2-1 Big East) exhibited the type of mental toughness in a 2-1 overtime win against Rutgers (5-4, 1-2) in front of 1,026 at SU Soccer Stadium that was missing in six of its seven overtime games last year.Senior Lars Muller gave SU its second Big East win with a leaping header with 7:55 to go in the first overtime period. Jordan Murrell launched his second of two corner kick assists to the head of Muller, who sent it beyond the diving reach of Scarlet Knights goalkeeper Kevin McMullen.As the ball rolled in for the game-winning goal, the home bench exploded in celebration. Syracuse clinched its ninth overall win on the season — the most for the program since 1999.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“The turnaround is unbelievable,” SU midfielder Ted Cribley said of the postgame celebration. “It lifts us, especially when you’ve been bottled up for such a long time in overtime games.”That landmark win nearly slipped away from the Orange late in Wednesday night’s game, though.With 17:25 left in the first period, Murrell crossed to Jordan Vale from a corner kick for SU’s first goal. The Orange maintained its one-goal lead while attacking the Scarlet Knights defense with long runs by Cribley and deep passes into the box.Cribley said SU was trying to take advantage of a foggy and damp atmosphere at SU Soccer Stadium that caused several players to slip during the game.“If we could get a ball in the box and cause someone to slip up, that could be another goal,” Cribley said. “It was a strategy we’ve used before and we felt that we could take advantage of the field conditions tonight.”That strategy held for the majority of the game. And behind a retooled backline that featured freshman Tyler Hilliard, Rutgers couldn’t even muster a shot until there were 38 minutes left in the second period.But SU let up with 15 minutes left. A late offside call on Cribley gave McMullen a free kick outside the Rutgers box. Scarlet Knights goalkeeper Kevin McMullen launched the ball downfield, but RU midfielder Mael Corboz fell down and drew another foul 30 yards out.Corboz took the ensuing free kick and sent it to the left post, where Rutgers’ leading scorer Kene Eze headed it past Alex Bono for the game-tying goal.SU collapsed under similar circumstances last year. But as Rutgers tied a game that the Orange dominated until that point, McIntyre didn’t feel like he needed to tell his players anything.“They already knew what was at stake,” McIntyre said. “We’ve known it all along. So I said nothing because we all knew that we should be winning this game.”McIntyre saved the rallying speech for the beginning of overtime. And as Muller heard his coach implore his team to play tougher, the forward said he took it personally.Muller had been swarmed all night by the Rutgers backline. But with one, perfectly timed header three minutes into overtime, he helped SU notch its ninth win and seize its best record in more than a decade.“We’re mentally tougher this year,” Muller said. “We just had this extra power we needed to win this game tonight. I’m just happy and excited about where we are tonight.” Comments Published on October 4, 2012 at 2:55 am Contact Nick: firstname.lastname@example.org | @nicktoneytweets read more
The Syracuse defense was torched for 30 goals in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament a week ago, and had one more contest to get back on track before the NCAA tournament.The Orange didn’t have to play much defense on Saturday, but when it did Colgate’s attack barely had a chance.“It was just pretty tough to turn around from Duke and try to figure out who Notre Dame was two days later,” senior goalie Dominic Lamolinara said, referring to the ACC tournament. “I think the communication was a lot better this week. We practiced on it and we knew who they were.”While the Syracuse attack ran away with the game, the Orange’s defense communicated better and turned in a sturdy performance in No. 4 SU’s (11-4, 2-3 ACC) 19-6 victory over the Raiders (9-7, 4-4 Patriot) on Saturday in the Carrier Dome.The defense as a unit now has renewed confidence as it dives into the NCAA tournament, having bounced back soundly Saturday from its two-game fallout in last weekend’s ACC tournament.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We thought a lot of it had to do with communication, that we weren’t all on the same page for the whole thing,” SU head coach John Desko said. “The seniors did a good job of talking all week in our defensive packages. We left the middle open a couple times today, but we got better as the day went on.”The Raiders attempted just five shots in each of the first three quarters, and by the time they got off 12 shots in the fourth, the game was well out of reach. Nine first-half turnovers by Colgate doomed the Raiders’ attack from putting up much of a fight.Colgate junior attack Ryan Walsh came in as one of the top five goal-scorers in the Patriot League, boasting an average of nearly three points per game.But SU defender Brandon Mullins, just as he’s done all year long against the Orange’s opposition’s top threat, was instrumental in locking him down. Mullins played Walsh physically and had plenty of help from defender Sean Young, who timed his rotations well, and senior Matt Harris, who caused three turnovers on the day.“Matt Harris was doing a great job directing people out there,” Lamolinara said. “Sean Young was doing a great job sliding. I think we just executed the game plan.”Between the pipes, the Orange reverted to the usual routine of starting Lamolinara before sending in Bobby Wardwell after halftime. Wardwell’s hot play had earned him the start against Notre Dame on Sunday, but he struggled in the reversed role.SU went back to its old formula against Colgate, and the goalies combined for eight smooth saves behind a strong defensive outing.“I think they did an awesome job all week of focusing on communication and really strapping down and getting ready for a good Colgate opponent,” SU attack Derek Maltz said, “and it showed today.” Comments Published on May 3, 2014 at 8:23 pm Contact Phil: email@example.com | @PhilDAbb Facebook Twitter Google+ read more
Follow us on Twitter @dailytrojan Thanks to the work of a team of USC students led by Professor Chongwu Zhou of the Viterbi School of Engineering, it’s possible to create a system that consistently produces carbon nanotubes in a predictable and specific manner.More than three years of research in engineering labs, carbon nanotubes now have the potential to be far smaller, faster and consume less power than silicon transistors. Until recently, researchers were unable to create carbon nanotubes with specific, predictable properties making the material less applicable to products such as cell phones, computers and other technologies.“Our method can revolutionize the scientific field and significantly push forward the real applications of nanotubes in many fields,” Zhou told USC News.Before USC’s discovery of this process, referred to as “nanotube cloning,” a key reason carbon nanotubes were not used in computers and cell phones was because they are difficult to manufacture to the correct size, chirality, a property of asymmetry and type. This lack of control resulted in scientists’ inability to control nanotubes’ electrical and mechanical properties.“Controlling the chirality of carbon nanotubes has been a dream for many researchers. Now the dream has come true,” Zhou said.Zhou and his team of USC students planted pieces of carbon nanotubes that had been separated and pre-selected based on chirality, using a special nanotube separation technique developed by co-author Ming Zheng and his co-workers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.Using these pieces as seeds, the team used chemical vapor deposition to enlarge the seeds to get longer nanotubes. The team has already patented their revolutionary innovation and their research was published in the journal Nature. Communications.“Carbon nanotubes, I know, are more convenient than using silicon just because they make up stronger materials in building equipment. And they can minimize space because they are smaller,” Maariyah Patel, a freshman majoring neuroscience, said.Soon, instead of having to use rare and expensive earth elements such as gallium, indium and arsenic for cell phones, the common and cheap element carbon can be utilized in the mass production of frequently used technology, especially cell phones.“I think it’s a find that will prove itself to be hugely economical in a number of sectors, even outside of medicine,” said Deepika Bodapati, a freshman majoring in computer Biomedical Engineering (Mechanical Engineering). “If carbon nanotubes can be successfully used as a semiconductors we have a huge opportunity for positive growth in the future, especially in the tech market.” read more
Also commenting on the initiative, Academic Director, Lagos Business School, Henry Onukwuba said, “We hope this programme, which is the first of its kind positively impacts the participants and inspires more people to promote and develop the capacity of the Nigerian’s sports sector to fulfil its true potential.”The Sports Business Management Programme (SBMP) is the product of a collaboration between Lagos Business School and Spanish league, LaLiga to promote capacity development in Nigeria’s sports sector through research and training in sports business management and administration. The organisations signed a Memorandum of Understanding in October 2018 to kick off the first edition of the programme.This initiative reiterates both institutions’ commitment to enhancing the sustainable development and growth of the sports business management sector in Nigeria through the exchange of intelligence and strategies.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram LaLiga Business School and its partner institution Lagos Business School are jointly hosting the second phase of their Sports Business Management Programme (SBMP) themed “LaLiga Week”. The six-day experience is set to hold from November 11-16, 2019.LaLiga week is an initiative curated for Sports enthusiasts who wish to begin their career in the sports industry and professionals who aspire to accelerate their career. The programme taking place in Madrid, will include classroom sessions at LaLiga Business School, study tours to major sports facilities and Madrid based LaLiga clubs, the Olympic park, the Tennis Federation facilities among other activities.Speaking on the importance of the programme, the LaLiga delegate in Nigeria, Guillermo Perez Castello said, “LaLiga Week was designed to spread the LaLiga expertise across key markets such as Nigeria. We hope participants are fully immersed in the experience and use this avenue to cultivate the key skills needed to thrive in the dynamic world and business of sports. read more