Best and longest-serving volunteers sought

first_imgBest and longest-serving volunteers sought About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Awards Volunteering  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis With Volunteer Week running again in June, celebrating the role and value of volunteers, there are two award schemes currently seeking nominations of volunteers.Britain’s longest serving charity shop volunteerThe Charity Retail Association, the UK’s trade association for charity shops, is asking charity retailers to nominate volunteers who have served for a long time with great distinction. The umbrella body wants to hear about their achievements, their  highlights over the years “and what keeps them coming back for more”.It says that the UK’s 213,000 charity shop volunteers raise almost £300 million each year for charity.There could be some competition for this award, as the CRA represents 80% of charity shop in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, with almost 7,000 shops.Nominations close on 30 May and the winner will be announced during National Volunteering week in June. To nominate charity retailers should send details to Liam Challenger on 020 7697 4079.Volunteer of the YearThe Guardian’s Voluntary Sector Network is inviting nominations for its Volunteer of the Year award.It points out that, with 91% of charities being run entirely by volunteers, “unpaid workers are the backbone of the voluntary sector”. It is seeking nominations of “those who are extra special to your organisation”.Nominations close at 23:59 BST on 28 May.It will then shortlist five entries, each of whom will be profiled on 2 June with their organisation in a gallery on the Guardian Voluntary Sector Network. Readers will then be invited to choose the winner. The overall winner will receive an iPad.Volunteers’ Week 2014 runs from 1 to 7 June.center_img Howard Lake | 23 May 2014 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisementlast_img read more

Evergreen President Stepping Down in 2015

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by The Evergreen State CollegeThe Evergreen State College President, Les Purce, will retire in 2015.Dr. Thomas L. (Les) Purce announced today he will step down at the end of August 2015 from his position as president of The Evergreen State College, where he has served since July 1, 2000.  He is the longest serving president among Washington’s public baccalaureate institutions.“Serving as Evergreen’s president continues to be one of the great joys of my life,” said Dr. Purce.  “The college is fortunate to have extraordinary faculty, staff and students.  We have accomplished much together.”“Les has made an enormous contribution not just to The Evergreen State College, but to higher education in this state and across the nation,” said Keith Kessler, chair of Evergreen’s board of trustees. “Under his leadership, Evergreen has updated and enhanced its buildings and technology, sustained the vitality of its distinctive interdisciplinary approach to teaching and learning, continued its service to students from a wide range of economic and social backgrounds, and adapted to drastic changes in state funding for higher education. Les has been an effective leader, ambassador and champion for the college and its students.”Evergreen’s board of trustees will begin a nationwide search process in May 2014.Since opening its doors in 1971, the college has become nationally recognized for its innovative academic programs that combine subjects that are traditionally taught separately.  America’s top college guides regularly rank Evergreen as one of the nation’s best institutions for its strong academics, nurturing community and reasonable cost.  Sierra magazine and the Princeton Review have repeatedly named Evergreen as one of the top “green” colleges in the nation for its commitment to sustainability and achievements in sustainable practices, operations, academic programming and community outreach.Evergreen serves more than 4000 students at its main campus in Olympia, through its Tacoma program, and through a unique reservation-based program for Native American students at several locations around the Puget Sound.Prior to accepting the presidency at The Evergreen State College, Dr. Purce served as vice-president of extended university affairs and dean of extended academic programs at Washington State University in Pullman, Wash.   Between 1989 and 1995, Dr. Purce served in several roles at Evergreen, including vice president for college advancement, interim president and executive vice president.Before coming to Evergreen, Dr. Purce was at Idaho State University as special assistant to the president and director of the Research Park and economic development. Dr. Purce, an Idaho native, was the first black elected official in the state, serving as city councilman and then mayor of Pocatello. He later served as director of Idaho’s Departments of Administration and Health and Welfare. In the private sector, he served as partner and chief operating officer of Power Engineering Inc., one of the fastest growing electrical engineering firms in the Northwest.Dr. Purce holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, a Master of Arts degree in Education, and a Doctor of Counselor Education from Idaho State University. He also attended Harvard University’s Institute for Educational Management. In May 2009, he received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the University of North Carolina, Asheville recognizing his national work promoting public liberal arts. He will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the State University of New York at Geneseo on May 17, 2014.Dr. Purce served on the board of directors for the Association of American Colleges and Universities for two terms and is a past president of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges board of directors. He currently serves as a board member for the Community Foundation of South Puget Sound, the Northwest African American Museum, and Washington Campus Compact. In addition, he is currently chair of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Council of Presidents.Photo credit:  Photo courtesy of The Evergreen State Collegelast_img read more

Trinity Hall to Proceed; Litigation May Continue

first_imgMIDDLETOWN – Trinity Hall girls school is preparing to move forward with its permanent campus with the latest approval of the planning board in hand, over the continuing objections of area residents and possibly more litigation.After a six-hour public hearing last week, filled to a standing-room only capacity for much of the hearing, the planning board reaffirmed its prior approval of the all girls religious school proposed for Chapel Hill Road. Following the school’s approval – coming after 1 a.m. on Thursday – with a 4-2 vote, the school’s co-founder, Victoria Gmelich said, “We’re ready to break ground.”No date, however, has been set to commence construction.Ron Gasiorowski, the Red Bank lawyer representing an area resident opposed to the project, said this week, “I was obviously disappointed with the decision. I think there are a multitude of issues that remain open and my client and I will be meeting and discussing options and making a determination of what to do next.”Previously, Gasiorowski has said his client of record, Linda Glowzenski, would continue the legal battle opposing the project.In addition, there are two other lawsuits stemming from the project, involving similar objections, said Gasiorowski, who is representing those plaintiffs as well.Last Wednesday’s hearing was the third separate time the planning board addressed this application. Last August, the board initially denied the application, citing traffic safety and other concerns. A Superior Court judge remanded it back to the board after the judge invalidated a portion of a township ordinance. On the second occasion the board approved it but the judge again remanded it, ruling the board acted incorrectly by not allowing public comment for the second-round hearing. That precipitated last week’s hearing and this approval.Trinity Hall is a private all-girls secondary education, Roman Catholic-based school, that is planning on constructing its permanent campus on about 37 acres of an approximately 60-acre undeveloped and largely wooded property on Chapel Hill Road at the Kings Highway intersection that could eventually accommodate as many as 500 students. The project has been a local hot button for area homeowners who continued to voice objections to the proposal, saying a large intense use for the residential area is out of place and would increase traffic creating a public safety concern, and negatively impacts the area’s environment and the homeowner’s quality of life.Gasiorowski at last week’s hearing argued there continues to be environmental and traffic safety concerns involving the project. He presented an engineer, who alleged the school project’s storm water management plan did not meet state Department of Environmental Protection’s or the township’s requirements under its ordinance and would pose a flooding threat given the area’s high water table.Gasiorowski told the board it should have its engineer take another look at the storm water plan before rendering its decision.John Giunco, Trinity Hall’s lawyer, called those assertions “incredible,” telling the board the project has received permits from the Department of Environmental Protection. Giunco also reminded the board in his closing the project is a conditional permitted use in the zone and required no variances. “I think you have more than a substantial reason to approve it,” Giunco told the board.The project continued to have its detractors, with Farm Road resident Peter Tommaso calling it “A square peg in a round hole.”“It doesn’t fit here. It doesn’t belong here,” Tommaso added. “In essence this will destroy the way of life as we know it.”But township resident Susan Meehan offered her support for the school saying “It has proven to be a good neighbor,” by revising its construction plans to make improvements to Chapel Hill Road and other accommodations.
 Trinity Hall issued a release on its victory, in which Gmelich stated, “We have prevailed after a long, arduous and often contentious process in which we maintained grace under pressure. We have kept our heads up and behaved aboveboard and I am proud of that.”Trinity Hall currently leases space from the township’s Croydon Hall facility, located in the Leonardo section.last_img read more

Ann Unterberg: ‘Just Say Yes’

first_imgBy Judy O’Gorman AlvarezAs an active philanthropist and helping hand, Ann Unterberg has supported organizations that help, heal, educate and entertain.In her role as chair for Monmouth Medical Center Foundation’s Board of Trustees, she has been devoted to helping improve the lives of the people in the community.Unterberg and her husband Thomas, residents of Rumson and New York City, have been lending their names, talents and generosity to Two River charities for decades. And Unterberg has no intention of slowing down.“I try to say yes to opportunities instead of no,” she said.Unterberg was born Ann Berninger in New York City to what she describes as “loving and talented parents.” Her father was an aeronautic engineer and her mother a homemaker and the family moved to the Boston area. Unterberg was raised in rural Massachusetts. “I was a country mouse, climbing trees with my brothers,” she said. “But as a teenager I knew city life was in my future.”After graduating Boston University, Unterberg worked with Estee Lauder Companies in Boston and then moved to New York City. “There were few jobs available in the mid-70s,” she said. “I started behind the counter in Bloomingdale’s – selling.”The entry-level job launched a career in sales, and eventually account executive.“I’ve always tried to be friendly with everyone – whether I’m supervising a staff or chairing a board,” she said. “I look at people as part of our team. And although it might be work, we should enjoy ourselves.”While working in retail, friends convinced her to move to Wall Street advising her: “If you can sell retail, you can sell stocks.”It proved true, and Unterberg’s career eventually led her to a position as senior vice president for eight years at the investment banking firm L.F. Rothschild, Unterberg, Towbin, where she concentrated on new business development and corporate finance, and recruitment of recent college graduates.It was there she met her husband, Thomas Unterberg; they married years later in 1991.The Unterbergs’ charitable giving allowed her the opportunity to leave her job and delve into the family’s philanthropy work.“There is great joy in giving, and a great sense of accomplishment in raising money for others,” she said.“No one could be luckier than me to be in this situation,” she said. “To be able to spend time volunteering when a billion women in the world wake up each day and search for clean water and food for their family.”In New York City, Unterberg served for many years as a trustee of the Wildlife Conservation Society, as president of Grand Street Settlement, as well as other nonprofits. She currently serves as a trustee of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and chairs the education committee, and is a member of the endowment committee of the New York City Community Trust, a $2.5 billion trust to grant funds to NYC nonprofits.In addition, Unterberg has always been sensitive to women’s issues. “I was a product of the late 60s and 70s – an early feminist,” she said, and as a young adult became involved with women’s rights and in particular women’s reproductive rights, including Planned Parenthood.Nowadays the Unterbergs balance their time between their homes in New York City and Monmouth County, longtime home to the Unterberg family.“I fell in love with Monmouth County immediately and the love affair continues,” she said.Their Rumson home is home base for entertaining friends and family.  “The house and grounds have been designed with our extended family and our many dogs in mind,” she said. “Lots of bedrooms and dog runs.”And along with that is a list of nonprofit endeavors to help, including the capital campaign for the building of the Two River Theater, Monmouth University and Monmouth Medical Center. The latter two have a decades-long connection to the Unterberg family.It’s hard to miss the Unterberg name at Monmouth Medical Center. Active philanthropists, the Unterberg family has been longtime supporters of Monmouth Medical Center and Ann currently serves as chair of the Monmouth Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees.“I was eager to get involved with the board because it seems all important that we have excellent health care and a superior hospital close to home.”The Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center was named The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center in 2013.In addition to the children’s hospital, there is the Unterberg Pediatric Emergency Room, the Unterberg Learning Center and the Unterberg mammography suites in the Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center.“During the last four years, we have focused on increased outreach to our patients and to our supporters,” said Unterberg, “as well as reaching hundreds if not thousands of new friends and supporters throughout central New Jersey.”She said she is pleased that they have been successful in attracting several significant gifts to the hospital during this time. “The years ahead will be times of great expansion of our facilities and medical offerings.”Her involvement with Monmouth University also began with the Unterberg family’s legacy; Thomas had served as a trustee and gave a gift to the Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing, naming the school for his mother.“Educational institutions are exciting places, “ Unterberg said who first chose to work with the Student Life Committee. “I wanted to understand the students, their concerns and issues and how we at MU could attract and retain students.”She found the experience challenging but eye-opening. “Students today are far different from those of 40 years ago,” she said. “This experience gave me invaluable insight into this generation. I was left with the realization that I was old but could at least understand and relate to the young.”She donned her fundraising hat again when she served as chair of the Institutional Advancement Committee where they secured critical funds for many projects across campus. “But, most importantly we secured funds for the building of the Multi Purpose Center (“the MAC”).At last year’s commencement, Unterberg received the inaugural Jules L. Plangere Jr. Medal in recognition for outstanding commitment to the university in the areas of philanthropy, leadership and support.Throughout her philanthropy endeavors, Unterberg said she doesn’t like to stay too long in a leadership role. “It’s important to bring in new people with new energy, new ideas and new relationships,” she said. “I like to stay involved but in a supportive role.”Unterberg attributes her unspoken motto of “just say yes” for the various directions her life has taken. “I have found myself working alongside some of the most talented lovely people and ended up being part of great organizations and many successes,” she said. “I have no regrets except that I had to decline some requests, and I know I have missed out on many an adventure.”This article was first published on the Scene Page of the Feb. 11-26, 2016 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Red Bank Students Win In State Community Competition

first_imgFifteen students from the Red Bank Regional High School (RBR) chapter of Family, Career Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) returned home victorious from the state Fall Leadership Conference held in Edison on Nov. 21. More than 30 schools from New Jersey participated in the event. RBR’s students competed in six categories, winning two gold, two silver and three bronze medals.The FCCLA is a national nonprofit organization for students through grade 12. Since 1945, FCCLA members have been expanding their leadership potential, addressing societal issues and developing life skills for the home and workplace.At the conference, competitions were held in multiple categories, including community service, marketing, baking and fashion, with participants giving both visual and oral presentations, and creating projects and banners for judging. For the community service category, RBR students conducted a food drive at an RBR football game, collecting over 500 pounds of food for the Monmouth County Food Bank. The conference event also benefitted charity, raising over $2,500 for No Kid Hungry: Share Our Strength.According to their website, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America promotes “personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences education. Focusing on the multiple roles of family member, wage earner and community leader, members develop skills for life through character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation.”last_img read more

VIrgin Australia board pledges strong focus on costs

first_imgThe Virgin Australia board would be “tenacious” in chasing savings through its Better Business program as it seeks to improve the group’s financial position, chairman Elizabeth Bryan pledged on Wednesday.Virgin  made a net loss of $A224.7m in financial year 2016 but recorded a  profit on an underlying basis and raised $A1.1 billion in equity to deleverage its balance sheet.But Australia’s second biggest carrier has been struggling to stay in the black and its first-quarter  results for the current financial year produced underlying pre-tax loss of $A3.6 million compared to a profit of $A8.5m in the same period last year.Bryan told the carrier’s annual meeting in Brisbane that last year’s net loss reflected the upfront costs of restructuring at the airline in areas such as  fleet and network optimisation and “right sizing’, a euphemism for staff cuts.She told shareholders the company was still growing and had been forced to fight for its right to exist in an industry known for its volatility.“But it’s also a company that has to produce profit and profitable investments for its shareholders,’’ she said.The Virgin chairman said 2017 would be a year in which the Virgin group would maintain an “unwavering focus on improving our financial foundation and ensuring a healthy business’’. Responding to a small shareholder disappointed in the company’s languishing share price and lack of dividends, Bryan said the disappointment was widely shared among the airline’s major shareholders.“None of the shareholders have been happy with the movement of the Virgin share price,’’ she said. “Neither have the board, neither have the management team.“What we can do about that is what John has outlined to you. We are growing this company, we’re investing in this company, we’re reducing the cost base of this company, we’re making this company operate more efficiently, we’ve reduced the leverage of this company.“All we can really do is work on the business and allow the improvement in the business to shine through.’’Chief executive John Borghetti said the trading environment remained  “very tough’’, with domestic consumer sentiment still in the doldrums.“As evidenced by our recent trading update for the first quarter of financial year 2017, industry trading conditions continue to be challenging,’’ he  said.  “In this environment, we are actively managing capacity in our domestic and international network with total sectors flown in the first quarter of FY17 declining 2.3 per cent on the prior corresponding period.’’Borghetti said the airline was already making good progress with the Better Business program, which expects  to deliver a net free cash flow of $300m annually by the end of the 2019 financial year.Progress on plans to reduce the number of aircraft types in the fleet had included the sale of four Embraer 190 jets with a fifth due to be completed this month. A request for proposals for the disposal of leased ATR aircraft and the remainder of the E190s was well underway.There had also been progress in terms of operating efficiencies, maintenance and engineering changes as well as cutting costs in procurement and supply chain processes. The airline chief nominated services to China and the US as among “smart sustainable ways’’ the airline would boost revenue. Two Chinese shareholders, the HNA and Nanshan groups, have invested in Virgin and hold a combined stake of about 40 percent.  Virgin is forging a strategic alliance with HNA to boost its access to the growing Chinese travel market and plans to introduce direct flights between Asia and Australia next year. It is also planning to increases services to North America to 18 per week with the introduction of five return Melbourne-LA services from April.Borghetti said the focus for Virgin’s international airline, which recently won the Airline Ratings award for best business class and crew, was to boost non-stop sector flying to America and Asia over a three-year horizon.“That is our future – Asia and America is our future internationally,’’ he said.Asked about the Trump victory in the ecent US elections, Borghetti said it was not productive to speculate on what the new president would do but he did not believe it would affect US traffic.He also confirmed  Virgin’s low-cost offshoot, Tiger, would retain its name and continue its international expanision.  Tiger is switching from Airbus A320s to Boeing 737s over the next three years and has already started services Bali.“This is a three-year horizon we’re talking about,’’ he said. “There will be a Tiger expansion and it will be a narrow- body operation.’’Separately, Virgin announced Wendesday that it had chalked up a world-first deal to allow investors to earn frequent flyer points when they buy shares in an an initial public offering.The airline’s majority-owned Frequent flyer scheme, Velocity, has teamed up with financial technology company OnMarket Bookbuilds  in an innovative deal that allows investors to earn one point for every $A4 they spend on their investments in initial public offerings (IPOs) from companies listing on the share market.  OnMarket BookBuilds  offers a website and mobile app that plugs into the Australian Securities Exchange’s infrastructure to enable investors of all types to take part in IPOs.There is no limit on the number of Velocity points that can be earned.”We want Velocity members to be able to earn Points in every facet of their lives and we know wealth management is an important consideration for many Australians,’’ Velcoity chief executive Karl Schuster said in a statement.The new deal is one of a flurry of agreements both loyalty schemes have announced this year as they compete  for members.Airb’n’b, major supermarket chain Coles and entertainment company TEG  were just some of the partners airline loyalty signed up as the battle  for frequent flyers heated up.Qantas Frequent Flyer remains the bigger of the two with 11.5 million members at September 30 but Velocity has grown quickly since its launch under former Virgin chief executive Brett Godfrey in 2005 and now has a membership base of more than 6.4 million.last_img read more

China snubs ‘Little Olympics’ opening ceremony in Taiwan

first_imgMOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fil-Canadians boost PH SEA Games bid in ice hockey Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ It is the first time Taiwan has held the Games, but even on home turf it must compete as “Chinese Taipei” and is unable to fly its national flag or play its national anthem because of Beijing’s sensitivities. The two sides split after a civil war in 1949, but Beijing still sees the self-ruled island as part of its territory and objects to any official diplomatic recognition of Taiwan. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingRelations have deteriorated since Tsai Ing-wen of the independence-leaning Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) took office in May last year, with Beijing cutting off all official communications. At the opening event, Tsai was introduced as the president of “the Republic of China”, Taiwan’s official name, which China does not recognise. She waved to the audiences but did not give a speech. This picture taken on August 11, 2017 shows a student demonstrating teetotum skills to celebrate the upcoming Summer Universiade in Taipei.Taiwan is about to host its largest ever sporting event, attracting thousands of athletes from around the world, but the World University Games, dubbed the “Little Olympics”, has highlighted tensions with China and Taiwan’s struggle for international recognition. The biennial Summer Universiade will draw more than 7,000 student athletes to Taipei for two weeks from August 19, to compete in sports from basketball to swimming to Chinese martial arts. / AFP PHOTO / Sam YEH / TO GO WITH Universiade-2017-Taiwan-China-politics-diplomacy, FOCUS by Michelle YUNChina boycotted the opening ceremony of the World University Games hosted by Taiwan on Saturday in the latest reflection of deteriorating relations between the two sides.The biennial Summer Universiade, dubbed the “Little Olympics,” is the largest ever sporting event Taipei hosts but it has also highlighted tensions with Beijing and the island’s struggle for international recognition. ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesterscenter_img Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Thousands of student athletes from around the world donned their team uniforms or traditional dress and walked behind the sign showing the name of their country and their national flags to the cheering crowd in Taipei Stadium. However, no Chinese athletes showed up to walk behind the staffer holding China’s national flag. Local media said China was absent due to the reference of Tsai as president. Taipei’s mayor Ko Wen-je is widely seen to have secured Chinese athletes’ attendance during his visit to Shanghai in July to attend a city exchange forum. But he said he had drawn the line at Chinese officials’ request for Tsai only to be called “leader” at the opening ceremony, not “president”.In the current climate, some expected Chinese athletes to boycott the Universiade entirely. ADVERTISEMENT NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side LATEST STORIES Instead, they will compete in individual events but sit out the team sports, citing a clash with their own national games. Outside the stadium, there were chaotic scenes when dozens of protesters opposing the government’s pension reforms scuffled with pro-DPP groups briefly blocking an athlete’s entrance and delaying part of the ceremony.Protest groups also forced some buses taking athletes to the event to detour. The rest of the opening ceremony Saturday night will showcase Taiwanese culture and lifestyle, including indigenous dance and songs as well as performances using electric scooters.Pop star Leehom Wang is set to perform near the end of the show before baseball player Chen Chin-feng lights the Universiade flame to formally open the games, followed by a firework show.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Amoguis sisters from Davao dominate in 2019 Batang Pinoy swimming

first_imgLora timed 2:35:06 in the 200m IM and wound up with a silver medal (33.97 seconds) in the girls’ 13-15 50m backstroke won by Gene Heart Quiambao of Bukidnon (33.69 seconds).Lora and Liaa, both scheduled to swim in four more events, have earned spots in the national finals of the Games designed for athletes 15 years old and below.“I’m excited to race against the best swimmers in the national finals,’’ said Lora. “My goal is not to win medals, I just want to beat my time.’’Over at the City Mall in Tagum, Tacurong City reaped dividends with 13 gold medals in arnis led by double-gold performers Althea Charmene Delos Santos (cadet girls individual double weapon and single weapon) and Princes Sheryl Valdez (junior girls traditional individual double weapon and non-traditional individual single weapon).Maria Veronica Ilagan (cadet girls individual single weapon), Jeko Jan Heyres (junior boys traditional individual single weapon) and Cristian Dave Bucio (junior boys non-traditional individual double weapon) also contributed to Tacurong’s coffers.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte TAGUM CITY—Swimmers Liaa Margarette and Lora Micah Amoguis have developed an affinity that translated into remarkable victories at the Mindanao qualifying leg of the 2019 Batang Pinoy Games here.ADVERTISEMENT US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations LATEST STORIES Gilas getting better chemistry, but lack of tune-up games cause for concern Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Krausscenter_img Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town MOST READ ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Completing the golden cast for Tacurong were the trio of Andrei Alcarato, Jan Vincent Monserat and Heyres in the junior boys team open weapon and Shena May Valdes, Joana Marie Julaya and Stephanie Mones in the junior girls team open weapon.Cagayan de Oro City nailed three golds in taekwondo starring Lee Young Hwan in the welterweight division, heavyweight Carlos Pizana and finweight Von Xedric Faller while Kier Carlos Buico (middle) and Carl Andrew Cagas (light) shone for Butuan City.Archer John Carlo Loreno amassed five gold medals for Koronadal City after hitting the target in the cadet boys’ 30-meter, 40m, 50m, 60m and single Fita events.Precious Micah Basadre continued the Koronadal’s golden harvest by topping the cadet girls’ 30m, 40m, 50m and single Fita while younger sibling Jeremiah Adrian was unstoppable in the cub boys’ 20m, 30m, 50m and single Fita.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Pushing each other to excel, the Amoguis sisters grabbed three gold medals on Wednesday with the younger Liaa topping the girls’ 12-under 100-meter butterfly and 200m individual medley and Lora dominating the girls’ 13-15 200m IM that boosted Davao City’s medal tally.“We motivate each other. When she feels down, I motivate her. Liaa does the same for me, too,’’ said the 13-year-old Lora. “I guess that closeness helps us perform at our best.’’FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesLiaa, who collected six golds in the Davao Regional Athletic Association meet last week, clocked one minute and 11.2 seconds to rule 100m fly and added another mint in the 200m IM in 2:39.“My dream is to beat the Palarong Pambansa record,’’ said the 11-year-old Liaa, a fifth grader from Abba’s Orchard School who also donned the national colors in the recent Bimp-Eaga Friendship Games in Brunei. View commentslast_img read more

10 months agoChelsea boss Sarri: I won’t argue against our contract policy

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea boss Sarri: I won’t argue against our contract policyby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri says there’s little shifting the club’s contract policy for players over 30 years of age.Sarri pledged to respect the stance of Chelsea’s board when it comes to limiting the length of contracts offered to their older players.When asked if he agrees with that blanket policy, he said: “Oh, it depends. It depends on the single situation I think.”It’s a rule and so we have to respect that, I think.”As you know very well the big problem is the duration of the new contracts. Because, as you know, over 30 years the club offers only one year to renew.”And for a player of 31, it’s a big problem to sign a new contract for only one year. So the problem is only this, I think.” last_img read more