Ateneo, UST stake crown in UAAP Season 79 judo

first_imgUST, which defeated University of the East via a large margin last season, is tipped to win in the distaff side.In the juniors division, the Tiger Cubs, who dethroned the Blue Eaglets in the boys division last season, will enter the two-day event as heavy favorites.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentUST guns for a second straight title in the girls division, which is a demonstration event last year.The juniors’ matches will be held in the morning, while the seniors’ bouts will be played in the afternoon. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Alapag enjoying mentoring Meralco’s young guys as skills coach Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 MOST READ We are young 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Ateneo tries to defend the men’s crown while University of Santo Tomas seeks a three-peat in the women’s division as the UAAP judo championship opens Saturday at the Sports Pavilion inside De La Salle-Zobel campus in Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa.The Blue Eagles are expected to face a stiff competition from the Growling Tigers, who ruled the event two years ago.ADVERTISEMENT Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND View comments EDITORS’ PICK As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esportslast_img read more

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Christmas begins at Letterkenny Shopping Centre with two celebrity guests

first_imgTwo very special guests are coming to Letterkenny Shopping Centre to launch the beginning of the festive season this weekend.Celebrity chef Gary O’Hanlon and Christmas celeb Mr Santa Claus are both arriving for great events that will be enjoyed by adults and children alike.Letterkenny Shopping Centre is the place to be this weekend. On Saturday 24th November, make sure to time your weekly shop with Gary O’Hanlon’s Christmas food demonstration which is on in the centre from 2pm – 4pm.Ramelton man Gary is well known as one of Ireland’s leading TV chefs. He will run through his top tips for preparing and serving Christmas dinners which will help to make the big day as stress free as possible.  Enjoy the craic with Gary and some tasty samples at the end of the demo.Black Friday offers are running in a lot of Letterkenny Shopping Centre stores all weekend, so if you are ready to start your Christmas shopping, this is the weekend to do it. Christmas truly begins with the arrival of Santa Claus. Visit the Letterkenny Shopping Centre from 2pm this Sunday when the big man in red will arrive and take his place in a magical grotto until he has to return to the North Pole on December 23rd. There will be fun, face painting, games and no doubt lots of smiling happy little faces to greet Santa. Letterkenny Shopping Centre is at the heart of the community, so why not join in the festive fun this weekend and let your ‘Christmas Memories Begin’.Check out @LetterkennyShoppingCentre for more!Delight as Letterkenny Shopping Centre now fully letChristmas begins at Letterkenny Shopping Centre with two celebrity guests was last modified: November 23rd, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:chef gary o hanlonCHristmasLetterkenny Shopping Centre.retailSANTAlast_img read more

Developing the Next Generation of Leaders: Trends and Truths About the Future of Leadership Development

first_imgThe ancient Roman dramatist, philosopher and politician Seneca said, “Luck is when preparation meets opportunity.” His point was that although luck is terrific, it typically has very little to do with success, especially that which is sustained over time. Instead, success is more often associated with great preparation and the ability to take advantage of opportunities when they present themselves. Leadership development is all about living at the intersection of preparation and opportunity. It is our job to ensure leaders are well-prepared and to find or create the right opportunities that will further reinforce their development and readiness for even bigger or more challenging roles. As leaders, we must develop other leaders to be ready and relevant for what organizations will confront over the next five to 10 years and beyond. This responsibility will be significantly shaped by the following 10 trends and truths about the future of leadership development.1. The “Chief Organizational Capability Officer” EmergesAlthough the chief organizational capability officer (COCO) may or may not become a real job title, the concept is indicative of the direction that many leadership roles will be heading. Increasingly, operating and HR leaders alike will be responsible for integrating and driving agility, business context and environment, change, culture, innovation, leadership, networked organizations and communities, talent, and/or transformation. The power of leadership will be derived from connecting the dots and turbo-charging the in-between points, not by mastering the hierarchy or formal organization. Leadership development will focus on these intersections as leaders become chief organizational capability officers.2. Outside In Is More Important than Inside OutExternal environmental context and understanding will likely trump deep mastery of internal organizational issues as the leadership currency of choice.  It will simply not be enough to know the business and how to get things done in a particular company. Rather, breadth of perspective about what is happening around and outside organizational walls, the ability to see around corners, and the willingness to appreciate and learn from others will become highly valued. Leadership development must address the outside in perspective.3. Hero Leadership Gives Way to Collective LeadershipHighly charismatic and visible individual leaders can symbolize an organization’s brand and culture— in positive or negative ways. Over-reliance on singular iconic leaders can make leadership succession difficult at best and undermine the employment value proposition because employees have every right to expect to work for multiple leaders who embody the values and behaviors espoused by their companies. Therefore, companies must increasingly invest in leadership not only as an individual capability but as a collective organizational capability as well, whereby leaders are taught, developed and held accountable for the appropriate leadership attributes and behaviors. Leadership development will emphasize collective leadership mindset and skillset rather individual heroics.4. Multi-Disciplinary and Cross-Functional Solutions Are the NormMost challenges that organizations will face in the future are large, complex, multi-disciplinary and cross-functional in nature. Leaders must therefore learn to orchestrate highly collaborative and broadbased approaches to driving solutions. They will be called upon to reach out well beyond the traditional boundaries of their own organizations and functional disciplines to deliver an integrated set of solutions and to engineer answers to complex organizational issues. CEOs and other senior leaders don’t care where these integrated solutions come from or who leads them. Leadership development must focus on integrated, multi-disciplinary, cross-functional perspectives and solutions.5. Collaboration Across Boundaries Has a Multiplier EffectMost organizations tend to prefer developing leaders by focusing on internal, company-specific issues and challenges, because they believe their company culture and business issues are so unique and special. In reality, although all companies are unique, they also share many common issues, problems, solutions and leadership learning opportunities. Cross-company leadership development programs that help leaders better appreciate broader strategic context and business solutions will be essential. Development opportunities that allow companies to move leaders from one company to another for short-term assignments that would not otherwise be available in the leader’s own company will become much more prevalent. Leadership development will feature experiences outside the arbitrary boundaries of specific companies, industries and roles that will have a multiplier effect on leadership capabilities.6. Coaching Builds Muscle MemoryLeadership coaching has become an increasingly popular and well-accepted tool for developing leaders and has evolved from “fixing the broken leader” to investing in the development of highly regarded and successful leaders, by building on their strengths and closing development gaps. Helping leaders reach for broader and more complex leadership roles will often require preparation for unfamiliar and uncomfortable responsibilities. This process necessitates understanding and then practicing to handle scenarios and situations that leaders are likely to face on the job—much like an athlete or musician would practice to prepare for a game or performance. Preparing leaders to address key decisions and situations they might face, before they actually have to face them, helps them develop the “leadership muscle memory” they will need under real life conditions. Leadership development will include a growing reliance on coaching to prepare leaders for situations before they encounter them, rather than only learning from experiences and fixing mistakes after they occur.7. Mass Customization Capitalizes on Diverse Needs and InterestsLeadership development used to be about putting in place large-scale organization wide practices and programs that covered as many people as possible so as to maintain both the perception and reality of fairness and inclusiveness. Although fairness and inclusiveness are certainly important and legitimate goals, they are not necessarily achieved by treating all leaders the same. The most common leadership development trends will be higher transparency of feedback, increased segmentation of pivotal roles and people, and greater frequency of talent reviews and action plan follow-up. Ownership for successful leadership and talent development efforts must rest with line leaders and be supported by HR leaders. But, these roles will have to go well beyond making sure meetings happen and that forms are filled out and submitted on time. Leaders must actually know the talent and will be called upon to selectively differentiate leadership development experiences based on each leader’s unique capabilities and role. Leadership development must allow for mass customization of solutions to capitalize on the diverse needs and interests of leaders.8. Purpose Complements PerformanceHistorically, leaders have wanted to work for high-performing, winning organizations, and although that aspiration is still fashionable, it is no longer sufficient. It is becoming even more attractive to work for organizations that strike a healthy balance between performance and purpose. Increasingly, many people—especially Millennials—want to affiliate with institutions that value the importance of economic and social contributions. People want to be where the organization’s values and purpose align with and reinforce their own. Leadership development is therefore quickly evolving to include more of a “whole person” construct that promotes the importance of becoming a healthy, balanced, well-rounded, purpose-driven leader. Leadership development will become as much about creating and fulfilling purpose as it has been about planning for and driving performance.9. Bite-Sized/On-Demand Solutions Reflect Changing Workforce ExpectationsThe workforce is becoming more mobile, virtual and globally distributed. Work will increasingly be done when, where and how the workforce prefers. The traditional employment model is steadily giving way to more bite-sized, freelanced, project-based and shorter-term gigs. Leadership development practices must reflect this revolution. Developmental assignments and leadership development programs need to accommodate for more agile, quick-turnaround, quick-hit, on-demand and technology-enabled design and delivery models. Six week in-residence programs at prestigious universities are not going away completely or anytime soon, but they are also not the prevalent model for the future. Leadership development must be more virtual and in the moment, and delivered in smaller, more digestible bites to better reflect changing workforce expectations and technological realities.10. Ready Now Gives Way to Ready AbleLeadership development experts used to say, “Past track record predicts future success.” In the future, we will likely say, “Past track record is only a valid predictor of future success if the past looks anything like the future.” The connection between past and future conditions is tenuous at best. At worst, we could make determinations about leadership development, readiness and succession based on all the wrong factors and criteria because the future may look nothing like the past. The conditions, challenges and pace of change may be completely different. So, all our emphasis on developing ready now leaders must give way to developing ready able leaders. We no longer really know if leaders are ready now. At best, we can prepare them to be ready able—to have the situational awareness, flexibility, savvy and leadership capabilities required to quickly understand and adapt to changing conditions. Leadership development in the future will be about identifying and developing potential, which, in turn, translates into being ready and able to handle whatever the future throws at us.last_img read more

Content News: Glenn Close, Steve Gillmor and Microsoft’s Office Live

first_imgThere’s content news all around this morning. Microsoft just announced the launch of a new blog for its forthcoming Office Live Workspace Community, Glenn Close has launched a blog of her own to support the dog products ecommerce site her family has invested in and the classic tech podcast Gillmor Gang has been sighted on Facebook.Live Workspace BlogLast month we covered some early screenshots of Microsoft’s soon-to-launch online collaboration suite, Live Workspace. It’s built on top of the desktop Office tools and in competition with Google Docs. It looks very nice and today the company launched a new blog to do all the things a company blog can do for a product. Two questions. Why is the video on the site posted in one of Google’s YouTube video players? Second, where’s the Google Docs community blog?Glenn Close is a…Actress Glenn Close is blogging at a new dog site called Fetchdog. It’s a nicely designed site, aimed at a tiny part (high end, eco products) of a big niche market – dogs. Dogs are big, shopping is big and Glenn Close is big – sounds like a good combination. We’ll see if the celebrity blog strategy can be sustained over time, I’d guess not. Speaking of things that aren’t sustainable – for this ecologically attuned site to promote the sketchy world of dog breeders and purebreds is a real shame. There’s a huge number of mixed-breed dogs left abandoned and bound for extermination in pounds around the country. The Mystery Podcast ReappearsSpeaking of celebrities who struggle to produce regular content, Steve Gillmor is back. A long time tech journalist and an esoteric visionary, Gillmor gets the all-star crew of the old Gillmor Gang podcast back together for a conversation about OpenSocial and so much more. Nick Carr, Michael Arrington, Jason Calacanis and some enterprise guys who are fun too. Many people have missed the Gang a lot and hope that it resumes. Tags:#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Where can you find the show? On Facebook, oddly enough. The beleaguered Podtech, Gillmor’s employer for at least much of this year, isn’t part of the picture. One way or the other, bring on the 90 minute, rambling, high-level conversation from a handful of elite industry thinkers. It’s always been a great education and I’m not alone in wanting much more. marshall kirkpatricklast_img read more

Urban Meyer Says “Everything Is Fine” And There’s “No Issue” With Braxton Miller’s Instagram Photo

first_imgBraxton Miller promotes Advocare products.Last week, Ohio State senior quarterback Braxton Miller posted a photo on Instagram that was believed by some to possibly be an NCAA violation. Miller, a rep for Authentik Fitness, promoted the nutritional products in the photo and listed his email as a point of contact for potential buyers. Under NCAA bylaws, student-athletes are not allowed to use their likeness to help companies profit. According to Urban Meyer, though, “everything is fine” and there is “no issue.” Urban Meyer answers @CantonRepdotcom ? About Braxton Miller NCAA endorsement issue “everything is fine. No issue.”— toddporter (@toddporter) March 30, 2015That’s, obviously, good news for Ohio State fans. The Buckeyes open their 2015 season Sept. 7 against Virginia Tech. Will Miller be the man behind center?last_img read more

Hugh Jackman Takes Selfie For Everyone Matters Campaign

first_imgAs Everyone Matters leads up to its inaugural global “Everyone Matters Day” on April 2, Hugh Jackman kicked off its “I Am!” campaign to own and affirm WHO WE ARE, AS WE ARE.Hugh Jackman – I Am In LoveEver the romantic, Hugh hand-wrote “I am in love” and took a selfie which he posted on Twitter and Instagram, writing #everyonematters. Hugh is one of the Honorary Ambassadors of the exploding global campaign.On April 2, 2014, people from around the world will upload their selfies on social media to affirm anything about themselves that they want to proclaim – from a personality trait, to what they like, where they live, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion. Anything that says who they are, as they are.Among the cities and states joining the first global “Everyone Matters Day” with official proclamations and resolutions commemorating “Everyone Matters Day” and affirming everyone’s right to be who they are, without judgment, are: London, Dublin, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Dallas, Washington, DC, Portland, Phoenix, Denver, and the State of Maine. More will be added in the coming weeks.In addition to Hugh Jackman, the global leaders who support the humanitarian message of Everyone Matters, and have penned personal statements for the campaign, are: Sir Paul McCartney, Ellen DeGeneres, George Clooney, General Colin Powell, Kevin Spacey, Tom Brokaw, HH the Dalai Lama, Nick Clooney and Nina Clooney, Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, London Mayor Boris Johnson, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Natalie Portman, New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, Jeff Skoll, Debra Messing, Mary Tyler Moore, Bernadette Peters, Christina Aguilera, Deepak Chopra, Dame Judi Dench, Betty White, Fran Drescher and Chris Kluwe.Everyone Matters was launched in 2012 as a big-tent campaign joining together global figures, leading organizations, local governments and the public under a banner message advocating for everyone’s right to dignity and respect, and to be allowed to be who they are – without judgment, shame or attack – including ourselves. The tagline of the global dignity movement is “It’s time to stop judging others – and ourselves!”A cultural phenomenon, Everyone Matters is mushrooming both online via social media and in local communities, with a total reach of 55 million on Facebook and 165,000 followers around the globe. An estimated 75 to 100 schools in the U.S. and beyond will have organized “Everyone Matters Day” for 2013-2014, with such activities as the “I Am!” pride-in-identity PhotoBooth and VideoWall, where students hold up hand-written signs proclaiming anything about themselves they want to affirm; the “24-Hour Challenge” to not judge in thought or action for the entire day; and the “Letting Go of Judgment Tree” or “Act of Kindness Tree,” in which students collectively share names they’ve been called, or called others, and then “let it go,” or record moments of kindness to others.The power – and success – of Everyone Matters is its humanistic, universal yet personal approach. The campaign advocates on behalf of everyone’s right to be who they are, regardless of gender, age, weight, skin color, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical limitations – combined with the intertwined message that affirms pride in identity.Leading organizations supporting Everyone Matters include The Special Olympics, The Desmond Tutu Peace Centre, Association of American Colleges and Universities, NAACP, National Association of Secondary School Principals, The Museum of Tolerance, Association of American People with Disabilities, National Organization of Women, UN Women National Committee United States, GLAAD, The Trevor Project, Human Rights Campaign, USC Shoah Foundation Institute, Student Affairs Administrators, Equality Now, National Hispanic Media Coalition, MTV’s A THIN LINE Campaign, National Partnership for Women & Families, Asian American Justice Center, Network National Catholic Social Justice Lobby.The Everyone Matters campaign was founded by social entrepreneur and journalist HeathCliff Rothman, whose previous social media civic engagement campaign was Film Your Issue (FYI). FYI was an issue -driven short film competition with a stellar roster of media partners and jurists that included then-Senator Barack Obama, Walter Cronkite, George Clooney, Anderson Cooper, Tom Brokaw, Philip Seymour Hoffman, as well as YouTube, Microsoft, Yahoo!, MSNBC, MySpace, AOL, MTV and others.last_img read more

Raman Singhs soninlaw charged with Rs 50 cr fraud

first_imgRaipur: Former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh’s son-in-law, Puneet Gupta, has been charged with misusing his post and committing financial fraud of Rs 50 crore during his tenure as the superintendent of a state government hospital in Raipur. The police said they have been investigating the case but Gupta has not been arrested yet.According to the police, superintendent of DK Super-Specialty Hospital K K Sahare had filed a complaint at the Golebazar police station alleging irregularities to the tune of Rs 50 crore during Gupta’s tenure. Acting on the complaint, police filed a case under Section 420 against Gupta. Senior Superintendent of Police Devendra Charan Patel said on Saturday that Sahare has mentioned in his complaint that large-scale irregularities took place when Gupta was the superintendent of the hospital from December 2015 to October 2018. He alleged that Gupta misused his influence and bypassed rules to appoint doctors and other staff, and also misused government funds to buy such machines that had nothing to do with treatment of patients.last_img read more

166 FIRs and DD entry registered for violation of poll code

first_imgNEW DELHI: A total of 166 FIRs/DD entry have been lodged by the Delhi poll authorities for violation of model code of conduct, till date. Out of which, 20 are against AAP (12 FIRs and 8 DD entry), 22 against BJP (12 FIRs and 10 DD entry), 8 against Congress (3 FIRs and 5 DD entry), one FIR against BSP and one against SP (1 DD entry), two against CPI (M) (1 FIR and 01 DD entry) and 112 (108 FIRs and 4 DD Entry) are against under the head of others/non-political. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderSimilarly, till Thursday, a total of 3,12,048 hoardings/banners/posters have been removed in all over Delhi out of which 30,533 are removed from New Delhi Municipal Council, 43075 from East Delhi Municipal Corporation, 2411 from Delhi Cantonment Board, 130699 from South Delhi Municipal Corporation, and 105330 from North Delhi Municipal Corporation respectively. Meanwhile, so far, 1361 bottles, 91 half, 139589 quarters of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) and 949 bottles, 1161 Half, 267806 quarters of Country liquor and 6797 bottles beer were seized.A total number of 934 FIRs have been registered in Excise Act and 931 persons are arrested in Excise Act. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsFurther according to the poll authority, 337 FIRs have been registered under Arms Act, in which 379 persons are arrested and 1338.3431 Kg. Narcotics/Drugs are seized respectively. Till date cash of Rs 2,82,22850/- has been seized by SST/FST, 448 numbers of unlicensed arms/weapons seized and 2630 numbers of cartridges/explosives/bombs seized. Whereas, 4582 licensed arms deposited, 72493 persons have been booked under various sections of CRPC/Delhi Police Act, as preventive action measures.last_img read more

How Much Did The NCAA Selection Committee Screw Your Team Over

In the long, drawn-out days between Selection Sunday and the beginning of the round of 64, college basketball fans have two pastimes: filling out their brackets and complaining about the NCAA Tournament selection committee’s decisions.This year was especially ripe for the latter, with grievances coming in from all corners of the college basketball universe. (Hint: When even the No. 1 overall seed — in this case, Kansas — has room for complaint, the committee might not have done its best work.) But how much does this stuff really matter? Can small changes to the committee’s decisions make a big difference to a team’s odds of going deep in the tourney?To figure this out, we used the same method that drives our March Madness predictions and randomized the bracket around the committee’s S-curve rankings — the actual 1-68 ranking of teams the committee uses to guide the seedings and overall placement of teams in the bracket. Because the committee doesn’t adhere strictly to the S-curve within each “seed line” — it has the leeway to place teams according to factors (like geography) that go beyond balancing each region’s strength — we can judge how much the committee’s decisions at the margins affected each team’s chances of advancing to various rounds. And because we’re keeping teams in the same S-curve slots as the committee’s, we can examine these differences without delving into alternate universe-type scenarios in which the crusty old voters valued the teams differently.Here are the teams whose odds to get to the Sweet 16 and Final Four were helped and hurt the most. As far as the championship is concerned, these tweaks don’t matter much; most teams’ odds of winning it all were affected by less than a percentage point. But in terms of advancing to prestige benchmarks like the Sweet 16 and Final Four, the draw can have a relatively large effect. By being in a favorable region, for instance, Oklahoma’s Final Four odds were boosted by 12.1 percentage points, while Villanova was dinged by 4.4 points because it was dropped into the same region with Kansas.And that’s just looking at the committee’s deviations from its own S-curve. What if the crusty old voters did value the teams (slightly) differently? In another simulation, we randomized the S-curve itself, giving a team the potential to move up or drop down into the top or bottom half of the next “seed line.” For instance, a No. 3 seed could have moved up into one of the bottom two slots on the S-curve for No. 2 seeds or just as easily dropped into one of the top two slots for No. 4 seeds. For each of those random draws, we simulated the bracket and then tracked how much each team’s odds changed in their most and least favorable draws.Here are the results when we model the S-curve this way: By Neil Paine and Jay Boice More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Our sports podcast Hot Takedown previews March Madness. For top teams, the difference between its 20th- and 80th-percentile draw was 10 to 15 percentage points of Final Four probability, all due to the whims of its position on the S-curve.Certainly, there are more factors determining how far a team goes in the NCAA Tournament than simply its starting point in the bracket. But in a wide-open field in which every edge counts, even small shifts in probability can add up.Check out FiveThirtyEight’s 2016 March Madness Predictions. Embed Code read more