43 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Repeat after me: “Email is more important than my web site!” So says Michael Gilbert, non-profit technology pioneer and founder of SocialEcology.com. Repeat after me: “Email is more important than my web site!” So says Michael Gilbert, non-profit technology pioneer and founder of SocialEcology.com. We agree: UK Fundraising’s founder Howard Lake wrote in his 1996 book “using e-mail must form the cornerstone of a fundraiser’s strategy for fundraising on the Internet… Yet e-mail is often overlooked by fundraisers in the rush to acquire a WWW site.”Read the Gilbert E-mail Manifesto. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Gilbert E-mail Manifesto Howard Lake | 10 April 2001 | News 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
The rapid maturation of digital optimization — content and experience testing or behavioral targeting — generates reliable and consistent improvements in the customer experiences financial institutions deliver. For banks and credit unions dedicated to improving their relationships with consumers, optimization programs can deliver substantial additive gains through an iterative process. Simple tests can yield tremendous results, improving customer satisfaction, driving online applications, and building people’s trust while they engage with your digital brand.In a Forrester survey, 21% of customer experience decision-makers say they have prioritized investment in testing and optimization programs. However, like most enterprise initiatives, an optimization program hinges on the sum of three things: people, processes and technologies. And people are a big part of the problem. According to MarketingSherpa, nearly 75% of businesses are unable to find suitable expertise for optimizing even simple landing pages. Similarly, Forrester recognizes in its survey that “user experience and data professionals are hardest to staff for.”Three Ways to Build Your TeamYou have three options. You can hire, train or outsource. Each option has implications for the speed, cost and the resulting quality of the team’s work. Depending on the resources you are able to dedicate to optimization from those already involved in your digital efforts and their level of expertise, one of the following options may be a better fit for your organization than another. Organizational goals for the optimization program will also dictate your team-building strategy to some degree.For example, if your goal is to immediately commence a program consistingof hundreds of tests and targets each quarter and you have limited dedicated resources, a team composed partially or completely of outside resources will likely lead to faster results.Hiring for a Complete Enterprise Optimization TeamA complete, enterprise-level optimization team requires that you bring dedicated resources to bear from the very beginning. With each person focused on their individual piece of the optimization puzzle, you can be confident that the right skills are being applied to the right tasks. While you may not hire new resources for every role, this approach allows you to at least identify the range of expertise you need. Keep in mind that as you build your program and begin to serve multiple organizational departments — each with their own goals — you may need more than one person to support some of the following responsibilities. continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Can’t wait for the season to start tomorrow. ⚽️🦊💙 #lcfc— Harry Maguire (@HarryMaguire93) August 9, 2018a year ago9th August 2018JacksonJordan Ayew’s loan move to Crystal Palace has not been officially confirmed but his brother was on hand to break the news… Welcome home, @IngsDanny! 😇 #saintsfc pic.twitter.com/NrvS7yTBal— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) August 9, 2018a year ago9th August 2018JacksonJust one more deal to update you on…a year ago9th August 2018JacksonFulham have done it again! Fulham sign Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa from Marseille for an undisclosed fee We’re delighted to announce @jordan_ayew9 has joined #CPFC 🦅 on a season-long loan!#AyewReady👉 https://t.co/7jHjvAkaXZ pic.twitter.com/kt0QSrzqio— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) August 9, 2018a year ago9th August 2018JacksonJack Grealish seemingly puts the Spurs heartache behind him FirstPrev1 of 4NextLasta year ago9th August 2018JacksonWell, that’s your lot. It’s been a hectic day that’s for sure!We hope you enjoyed our coverage. We’ll see you for deadline day in January 2019…a year ago9th August 2018JacksonDONE DEAL: Southampton sign Danny Ings The transfer window in England closed on Thursday, August 9 at 5pm – but deals are still being announced.Premier League spending has once more exceeded £1billion this summer, and there has been plenty of late business done.talkSPORT has been right across deadline day, bringing you the latest news, rumours and expert views. Follow our live blog here… Welcome to @FulhamFC, @tfosumensah!🖊️: https://t.co/M6RG8FOgI5✨ #SHOWTIME pic.twitter.com/gF944mRRTy— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) August 9, 2018a year ago9th August 2018JacksonMakes it all seem real now. Barcelona duo Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes are looking very happy at sealing their moves to Everton Welcome to @FulhamFC, André-Frank Zambo Anguissa!🖊️: https://t.co/Y5gnSdYZMZ💥 #BANG! pic.twitter.com/7Jmoy6uxpo— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) August 9, 2018a year ago9th August 2018JacksonAnother Fulham signing! Are they becoming the new QPR?! 🙌 | We can confirm Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes have joined the Blues from @FCBarcelona! 💙Mina 👉 https://t.co/6hXQ3ryjygGomes 👉 https://t.co/LikFwSp37r pic.twitter.com/6TsBW4k3kP— Everton (@Everton) August 9, 2018a year ago9th August 2018JacksonCONFIRMED: Jordan Ayew joins Crystal Palace on a season-long loan Welcome to @FulhamFC, @LucianoVietto!🖊️: https://t.co/afN87wg5Ee#VIVAVIETTO pic.twitter.com/uiJToplWLb— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) August 9, 2018a year ago9th August 2018JacksonDONE DEAL: Brighton sign Martin Montoya Bro it’s the time ⚽️⚽️ @jordan_ayew9 ❤️❤️❤️GOD thank you 🙏🏽 don’t know how too thank u.. one love 👊🏾👊🏾👊🏾 proud of you pic.twitter.com/mc8hnofPEF— André Ayew (@AyewAndre) August 9, 2018a year ago9th August 2018JacksonThings appear to be calming down but there still could be more deals to announce! a year ago9th August 2018JacksonFulham aren’t done yet! They’ve just signed Luciano Vietto on loanWe’ve lost count of how many signings they’ve made! Let’s get to work. #AVFC ❤️💙⚽️ pic.twitter.com/excNZdSVOb— Jack Grealish (@JackGrealish1) August 9, 2018a year ago9th August 2018JacksonHarry Maguire tweets – Looks like he’s committed to his current club ✅ #htafc has completed the loan signing of Belgium Under-21 international Isaac Mbenza from French Ligue 1 club @MontpellierHSC.🗣️ David Wagner: “When we first spoke, it’s clear that he is a real winner.”➡️ https://t.co/HbVtuxwtXH (AT) pic.twitter.com/s4bOEAlq54— Huddersfield Town (@htafcdotcom) August 9, 2018a year ago9th August 2018AntonWant to know who everyone has signed this summer?We’ve got you covered.Just click here!a year ago9th August 2018AntonTalking of deal sheets…It seems Everton have also put one in as they look to sign Kurt Zouma on loan from Chelsea. Keep those eyes and ears on talkSPORT for the latest on these moves.a year ago9th August 2018AntonSouthampton have submitted a deal sheet for Danny Ings so could yet sign the Liverpool forward. Looks like it might be sealed as late as 7pm…FirstPrev1 of 4NextLast Another piece of business on deadline day… 👀✍️ pic.twitter.com/DlQ1U8yjXQ— Leicester City (@LCFC) August 9, 2018a year ago9th August 2018JacksonMore late deals coming through now – Newcastle have signed Federico Fernandez a year ago9th August 2018JacksonCardiff have got their man! #DeadlineDay | #CardiffCity complete loan deal for @HarryArter2!👉 https://t.co/wgjeIRHmTr#CityAsOne 🔵⚽️🔵⚽️ pic.twitter.com/JBxDkho2VL— Cardiff City FC (@CardiffCityFC) August 9, 2018a year ago9th August 2018AntonLeicester City have made another signing late on – a defender! #lcfc can confirm that an agreement has been reached with SC Freiburg for the transfer of defender Çağlar Söyüncü.➡️ https://t.co/ublce4RknW pic.twitter.com/q8IiQ5R7hv— Leicester City (@LCFC) August 9, 2018a year ago9th August 2018AntonSounds like Watford could do a late deal here.West Ham United youngster Domingos Quina, linked with Barcelona previously in the window is at the Hornets’ training ground…a year ago9th August 2018AntonFulham aren’t finished just yet! Joe Bryan has now signed from Bristol City, sorry Aston Villa fans. WAIT, YOU WANT SOME MORE?! 🤔#BRYLLIANT pic.twitter.com/L2S37bjC5l— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) August 9, 2018a year ago9th August 2018AntonWhat’s that? Another late deal? Of course it is!Huddersfield snuck this in and we nearly missed it. You don’t get by us that easy, David Wagner! 😉 Worth the wait?Welcome @2MONTOYA… 🏆 @ChampionsLeague🏆🏆🏆 @LaLiga #HolaMontoya #BHAFC 🔵⚪️ pic.twitter.com/9hTAYP9kYw— Brighton & Hove Albion ⚽️ (@OfficialBHAFC) August 9, 2018a year ago9th August 2018JacksonThe deadline for those who managed to submit deal sheets in time is moments away. Will Liverpool’s Danny Ings get his move to Southampton? Will Fulham make any more signings? a year ago9th August 2018JacksonAnother done deal: Watford have signed Domingos Quina from West Ham on a four-year deal for an undisclosed feea year ago9th August 2018JacksonIt’s not a transfer but some huge news nonetheless! Jamie Vardy signs a new four-year contract with Leicester What a great day it’s been for the Foxes
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3 August 2007Where apartheid officials once enforced the notorious pass laws, children now laugh and sing. Johannesburg’s old Albert Street Pass Office has become a refuge for abused and homeless women and their children.The building epitomised South Africa’s old regime; it was a place where black people stood in long lines to get their passbooks or dompases. With a flick of an official’s pen, a person could be endorsed out of Johannesburg – and thereby out of a job, a livelihood and security for their family.Today, children rush at visitors, hugging their legs in welcome. Then, once seated in their colourful classrooms, they sing Incy Wincy Spider, with the accompanying actions.The Little Fish Nursery School accommodates 55 children from the shelter and others from the immediate surrounds. And although the children don’t have a sand pit or green grass to tumble on – they have a small concrete courtyard with a jungle gym and swings under a solitary plane tree – they exude a confidence and exuberance that belies their unfriendly surrounds.The school is just a small section of the former Albert Street Pass Office, a four-storey, red-brick building on the south-eastern edge of Johannesburg’s CBD. It is now the Usindiso Women’s Shelter, run by chief executive Jay Bradley. Although the shelter has been running since 1994, Bradley has been involved at the pass office since 2001, when Usindiso Ministries took over the running of the shelter.Pass lawsThousands were probably endorsed out of the city from these offices, to apartheid South Africa’s wasted homelands, as officials administered a swathe of apartheid control measures: the Pass Laws of 1952, the Group Areas Act of 1950 and the Population Registration Act of 1950, among others.The principal means of control was through the dompas, a pass, originally introduced by the British in the Cape in 1809, used to control the movement of blacks to the cities. Under the 1952 Act, black women and men were only allowed to live in cities if they were born there, had lived in a city continuously for 15 years or had worked for the same employer for 10 years.Opened in 1954 as the Non-European Affairs Department, the Albert Street office was enlarged in the 1960s to accommodate the intensification of influx control as it became more established. But by the mid-1980s, the system had become unmanageable and, together with protests and anti-pass campaigns, the Nationalist government was forced to admit failure – pass carrying was abolished in South Africa in 1986.The offices closed, remaining empty for a number of years before they were occupied by the Transvaal Provincial Administration in the early 1990s. They were converted into a shelter in 1994.The building has been listed on the Johannesburg Heritage List, and is to be recommended for inclusion on the Provincial Heritage Roll, so as to be preserved and protected for historical reasons.Pass legislation resulted in broken homes, separating husbands and wives and leaving children to be brought up by relatives in the distant “homelands”.VisionBradley’s vision for the shelter is that by the time each person leaves, they should have had skills training and counselling so that they can stand on their own two feet and be contributing members of society.“It does happen,” says Bradley, “but not as much as we’d like.”The shelter gets funding from the City and the province, and donations help Bradley balance her budget. Usindiso is a non-profit organisation and has 25 staff. A retired doctor visits once a week.Usindiso (“the saving place”) can cater for up to 85 women and children, although at the moment there are about 75 people at the shelter, ranging from 17 years to women in their 60s. Boys of eight years and older are sent to one of several boys’ shelters in Hillbrow and Berea.Bradley says the shelter ideally aims to house the women for three to six months, but generally they stay for about a year. “Each individual is assessed on her needs. Six months is just not long enough.”While at the shelter, they are given counselling and skills training, which includes workshops on HIV and Aids awareness, parenting and computer training.FacilitiesThe building consists of four floors, with a sick bay, a receiving room (for those just brought in and needing to see a social worker), a clinic, a dining room and kitchen, a lounge and TV room, communal bathrooms, a chapel (previously the pass court), a large hall (the former pass issuing and renewal office, with two rows of counters), and several dozen rooms for women and their children.Bradley is on the brink of opening the fourth floor for accommodation for teenage girls. Workmen are busy finishing off the painting, creating bright sunny rooms for the girls. A lounge with cheerful purple couches is ready.They’ll have a large rooftop space, which will soon contain potted plants. Bradley is conducting interviews to place a housemother. She wants to take runaway girls off the streets and offer them a temporary home.One of the major tasks is to help the women get grants and pensions for the women over 60. This sometimes requires helping them to get their IDs beforehand, assisted by social workers.Today there are three women in the receiving room – one is sleeping, another is sitting on a plastic chair and the third is propped up on a bed, surrounded by her three children. No one smiles. They wait patiently for a social worker.Down the passage a knock on a door reveals a smiling face. Inside are three young women, one lying on her bed with her baby. She is 22; her baby is five months old.The walls of the room are covered in large posters and curtains are drawn across the windows. The women are chatting happily and there’s a cosiness in the room. The baby smiles contentedly when Bradley coos at him.Down a floor and another door is opened. A women leaves her six-year-old child lying on the bed, invisible under a thick blanket. She is in pyjamas, her hair tied back. Her face is swollen.She says she was beaten by her husband when she went to fetch her ID book and some clothes for her child. He wanted her to sign a letter – the business is in her name and he needs her signature.They had something to eat at the house, but she thinks he has poisoned them both. “My child hasn’t had anything to eat for 24 hours,” she says, gesticulating to the bundle on the bed, “and I’ve been feeling sick.” She is bent over as she sits on the edge of another bed.An empathetic Bradley says she will return soon to speak to her.Burglaries and patrolsAcross the road from the shelter is a miniature squatter camp, with about a dozen shacks. There are no toilets, no taps and no rubbish bins.Bradley thinks the burglaries the shelter has had recently emanate from the camp; or perhaps from the two chop shops alongside, or from the many factories that surround the shelter. The chop shops were recently raided by the police, but were back in business within a week. The shelter now has electric fencing along that side of the wall.She is discussing with the police a proposal to train some of the shelter’s women to patrol the streets. The police will train the women, who will pass on information to them, but they won’t confront anyone. For this service, they will be paid R50 a day.“Once they have a job, they can take responsibility for their lives,” Bradley explains.ResponsibilityShe’s noticed that some women don’t take responsibility for their own lives, seeing the position they’re in as “everyone else’s fault”. This creates problems for her. “It’s difficult to get them to move on . We will never put them out on the street but we have rules and regulations.”What this means is that some women move from shelter to shelter or, ultimately, back to their families in the rural areas. Some just don’t want to be helped.Bradley says her aim is for them to have their own homes, eventually, once they have jobs. About 15 women have got jobs in the upholstery sector, after receiving training through the shelter.“We hope that something has happened here,” she says, lifting her hand to her chest, with a smile.Social workersThe two resident social workers are Betty Mabunda and Rosinah Hadebe. Sitting at a desk, their expressions are a combination of conscientiousness, warmth and concern.Over the past three years, the two have re-united 36 teenage girls with their families. Mabunda and Hadebe know when they’re going to return the girls to their families – the parents phone and ask after them.The girls often won’t disclose the whereabouts of their families – one of their biggest challenges. Mabunda explains that the girls don’t want to trouble their families, who have rejected them after they have disclosed their HIV-positive status.And they often find themselves in the invidious position of becoming the brunt of a boyfriend’s anger – he will phone and threaten them. He sees them as having taken his girlfriend away from him, even though he’s abusing the girl. But then the girl will go back to the boyfriend on payday, to make sure he buys her clothes and food.Another challenge is getting the girls to realise that the shelter is a temporary home. “They don’t want to move – it’s very, very comfortable here. They fight you to stay, saying “I want my place, room 101,’” Hadebe says.But it’s not all negative. Bradley’s personal assistant and receptionist came to the shelter as teenagers – they now both own their own flats. And there is a low staff turnover.When things get her down, Bradley says, she keeps her spirits up because it’s a Christian ministry. “My heart is here; my experience can help these ladies. Without the Lord, this is not possible.”Source: City of Johannesburg
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Presented by Ritchie BrothersSee Day 1 results on the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop TourSee Day 3 results on the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop TourToday I take my annual shotgun seat next to Pro Farmer’s Brian Grete. This guy is all business on the road (except for the one year we did the Ice Bucket Challenge) and I always look forward to talking shop with Brian and watching his Iowa-esque pointer finger wave as other farmers drive by.He’s not a very tall fella and he has a fear of getting lost in tall soybean fields, which we will likely see today. Needless to say, I will be sampling beans.Here are the final results for the entire eastern leg of this year’s Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour for Indiana.Corn –173.42 bushels to the acre.Soybeans – 1178.41 pods in 3X3 foot square.McLean County, IllinoisWe are seeing a little bit of lodging and wind damage here in this corn field. The ears were over 7 inches in length, on average, and we had one 22 around. This field is pegged at 223 bu/a. Half of the fields we checked today in Illinois had a number that began with a 2.Soybeans at our last stop of the day became our best stop of the day. We are seeing lodging here too as beans are close to 5 feet tall. These beans had a pod count of 2335 in a 3 by 3 square.McLean County, IllinoisMcLean County, IllinoisMcLean County, IllinoisFord County, IllinoisThis corn was about 3 weeks behind what we’ve seen for the majority of the tour. Tip-Back is just now starting to set in. It probably won’t be as good at harvest, but our number for this field is 216.Beans were thin and nothing to look at. The root system was great, but that’s about it. Our pod count here is 686 in a 3 foot square.Ford County, IllinoisFord County, IllinoisLivingston County, IlliniosThese ears are big but each ear was 14 around and there were skips in each row. Yields here will be around 168.Soybean population was low here with many skips in the sample row. Pod count here was 630.Livingston County, IlliniosVermillion County, IllinoisCrossed the state line to find our best corn field of the week! This field is full of baseball bats and clocks in at an amazing 235 bushels to the acre.Soybeans were right on part with what we’ve seen today at 1135 pods in a 3 by 3 square.Vermillion County, IllinoisBenton County, IndianaMore decent fields here but not as good as our previous two. Two stops in this county put our average at 163 with one sample of ears varying greatly.Soybeans at our two stops averaged 1075 pods in a 3 foot square.Benton County, IndianaBenton County, IndianaWarren County, IndianaGot into two great fields of corn here but also found Diplodia in our second field. Average for this county was 210.Pod counts for our two bean fields average 1210. Beans are getting much taller here.Warren County, IndianaWarren County, IndianaWarren County, IndianaTipton County, IndianaThe initial stop of the day took us to a good corn field. This was the highest population I have seen so far this week and the ears were filled nicely. No disease or pest pressure noticed. Our yield guess here is a whopping 211.Soybeans were a little weedy but overall very strong in the stalk and looking well on their way to a decent harvest. Our 3 x 3 pod count is 1485.Tipton County, IndianaTipton County, IndianaTipton County, IndianaTipton County, IndianaClinton County, IndianaThis corn field was the case of things looking better from the road. Our 129 yield estimate is due to a very low ear county and one of the sample ears being a runt.The soybeans here look excellent. Even with a high stalk count in our 3 foot row, these beans are performing exceptionally well. Our pod count in a 3 foot square is 1626, the best I’ve seen this week.Clinton County, IndianaClinton County, IndianaClinton County, IndianaTippecanoe County, IndianaThe corn field here had some more disease pressure than I have seen this week and there were also a fair number of hanging ears. Stalk issues aren’t dire but will need to be watched, for sure. Our yield estimate here was 192.This soybean stand looked like carpet and was extremely healthy. We are getting into some 30 inch rows here. Our pod count in a 3 x 3 square was 773.Tippecanoe County, IndianaTippecanoe County, Indiana
Thanks to French Connection’s bravery, they have the honor of being the first brand to attempt using Chatroulette for marketing purposes. However, if the contest goes well (i.e., it generates a lot of press), other marketers will likely soon follow suit. Is that a good thing? We’re not so sure. At least, it’s not good for us, the Chatroulette surfers. Marketers, though, may think it’s a downright brilliant move. And maybe it is – after all, who would have thought that anyone could have figured out how to promote a brand on a service like this? Still, we sort of wish the marketers would leave this one alone. Stick to Facebook and Twitter and the other straight-laced social sites of the Internet – leave Chatroulette and all its unrestricted debauchery alone. Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification sarah perez The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Related Posts Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Tags:#marketing#NYT#Social Web#Trends#web That didn’t take long. Leave it to marketers to find a way to use any innovative new web service to promote their own ends. The latest example? A Chatroulette contest launched by international clothing brand French Connection. According to contest rules, participants are asked if they can “conquer the sinister world of Chatroulette” by charming a member of the opposite sex. (Initially, the contest was for men only, but due to protests, the rules were adjusted to permit women the opportunity to try and seduce men, too. Oh joy.)According to the initial company blog post about the contest, “if you rise above the seas of failing men and charm a woman on Chatroulette,” the company promises to give you a voucher worth 250 pounds which you can spend at the company’s retail stores. The blog post then provides an example of what they mean by a “seduction attempt” by way of a screenshot of a Chatroulette chat session – and be warned, it’s not what we would consider safe for work. Instead, what French Connection is promoting is essentially a nod to the often perverse nature of the popular webcam-surfing site.Chatroulette for Marketing: Risky or Brilliant? Although the French Connection brand may pride themselves on their youthful, hip nature, it’s an arguably risky move to promote themselves via a service as odd, off-the-wall, and yes, occasionally very disturbing as Chatroulette. Like Casey Neistat recently explained in a charming video demo of this latest Internet craze, on any given day, Chatroulette is 71% male, 15% female and 14% pervert. In fact, it’s the possibility of running into something odd – or rather someone odd doing something odd- that makes Chatroulette so exciting for its users. Like the game of Russian Roulette from which its name is derived, most of the time nothing remarkable happens – you run into another bored voyeur looking back and you and maybe even have a casual conversation. But every now and then…bang! And it’s the bang that seems to appeal to French Connection. They want to send out their customers into the wild, wild west of Chatroulette to become the very sort of creepy perverts that make the site so darned intriguing. So now, dear Chatroulette users, you’ll have to wonder whether that freaky guy/gal hitting on you is doing so because they’re actually a weirdo or if they’re just trying to win a few bucks to spend at a clothing store. A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit
Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ 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 Ball had a triple-double and a 36-point, eight-rebound, 11-assist performance in his two previous games.No. 15-seeded Los Angeles (4-2) advanced to play third-seeded Dallas on Sunday.“Team effort,” Ball said. “They came through in the fourth quarter and got the win as a collective unit. Moving on.“Long as we’re winning, (summer league is) successful. That’s all I care about.”Two weeks of summer play in three cities has been enough for teams to hold out many marquee players late this week, though there was plenty of intensity on the floor Saturday in the quarterfinal round of tournament play in Las Vegas.ADVERTISEMENT The Celtics decided not to play the last two No. 3 overall picks, Jaylen Brown (right quad contusion) and Jayson Tatum (knee soreness), and also sat 2016 first-rounder Ante Zizic (left hamstring strain) and 2017 NBA G League Rookie of the Year Abdel Nader (left calf strain). The Mavericks played their marquee players. The difference in decisions showed on the court.The Mavericks never trailed after the first quarter as all-rookie second-team selection Yogi Ferrell put up 20 points, including four 3-pointers. Nicolas Brussino added 18 points and five rebounds.Dallas knocked down 15 compared to Boston’s nine.Rosco Allen led the Mavericks with 12.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Federer vows to defend Wimbledon title in 2018 MOST READ LATEST STORIES Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim The losers go home instead of the semifinal round Sunday.In other action:GRIZZLIES 98, HEAT 95, 2OTWayne Selden scored 24 points to lead Memphis.“It was a real sloppy game on our part,” Selden told the ESPN broadcast. “But down the stretch we got back to what we do and that’s guard and play defense. It was an ugly game, but we made it happen.“We’ve got to get the ball moving.”Gian Clavell, who finished with 20 points, hit a 3-pointer with 5.1 seconds left in regulation to force overtime, but the Heat would manage just five total points in the two extra periods.Selden hit a pair of free throws to force the second overtime and Wade Baldwin hit two more after rebounding his own missed free throw to go up 97-94 with 16.6 seconds left. Clavell missed a 3-pointer to tie just before the final buzzer.The No. 4-seeded Grizzlies (5-0) will face the No. 16 Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday.Dillon Brooks, the second-round pick from Oregon, scored 14 and had four steals for Memphis, and 2016 first-rounder Baldwin had 12 points on 4-for-17 shooting. Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball. APLonzo Ball’s stat line was down after two big games. He still had the building buzzing Saturday night at the NBA Summer League.The Los Angeles Lakers overcame a double-digit deficit to advance to the semifinals with a 115-106 victory over the Brooklyn Nets, with much of the focus again on Ball’s feet.ADVERTISEMENT National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Miami guard Matt Williams scored 18 and knocked down six 3-pointers.The Heat held out No. 14 overall pick Bam Adebayo.TRAIL BLAZERS 94, SPURS 87Portland’s Jake Layman warmed up in the fourth quarter and finished with his summer league-high 23 points, including 13 in the final quarter. The 2016 Maryland second-rounder scored nine of the Trail Blazers’ 11 points during a fourth-quarter stretch and his 3-pointer with 4:46 pushed lead to 84-74. The Spurs never recovered.“I was staying aggressive,” Layman told ESPN. “For me, the most important thing is defense. I’ve worked a lot on that this summer. That’s what I’m most proud of.”Big Ten Player of the year Caleb Swanigan had 16 points and nine rebounds, while 2015 first-rounder RJ Hunter added 16 points for the Blazers.Spurs guard Bryn Forbes, who entered the day as Summer League’s top scorer at 29.3 points per game, fouled out in the fourth quarter with 13 points.Derrick White, the former Division II player who went No. 29 in the 2017 draft, paced the Spurs with 20 points and five rebounds.The Spurs did not play 2016 first-rounder Dejounte Murray.MAVERICKS 91, CELTICS 74 View comments El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes His choice of footwear has become one of the biggest stories of Summer League. After wearing his own ZO2 shoes in his first two games, which sell for $495 under his family’s independent Big Baller Brand, Ball wore the Nike Kobe AD and a James Harden signature Adidas in the following games. It was Under Armour’s turn Saturday when Ball played in a pair from Stephen Curry’s signature line.“When I wake up, I decide that,” Ball told ESPN.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsWhen asked if the shoe rotation is part of a bigger plan, the No. 2 overall pick replied, “You could say that.”Ball had 14 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. Vander Blue and No. 27 overall pick Kyle Kuzma carried the offensive load. Blue scored 27 and buried a 3-pointer with 1:07 left to give the Lakers a 111-103 lead. Kuzma added 26. FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
Sixty-five-year-old crime and thriller author James Patterson has sold more novels than Stephen King, John Grisham and Dan Brown combined by creating unforgettable characters like psychologist Alex Cross, NYPD detective Michael Bennett and homicide inspector Lindsey Boxer.Now, Patterson is teaming up with the National Kidney Foundation and global charity auction site Charitybuzz.com to auction the chance for one lucky bidder to have a character named after them, or someone they choose, in an upcoming book. Villain, hero or victim – the choice is Patterson’s, and the winner will have to read the book to find out!Bidding is open today through Monday, February 11th, at charitybuzz.com/catalog_items/334730. Closing just in time for Valentine’s Day, this Patterson-fan-dream-gift is valued at $15,000. Bidding is currently at $6,010.Patterson has written 107 books, sold more than 275 million copies and boasts 83 bestsellers, a Guinness World Record.Proceeds of the auction benefit the National Kidney Foundation, the leading health organization dedicated to fighting kidney disease. Currently, 73 million people in the United States are at risk for developing Chronic Kidney Disease, the 9th leading cause of death in the U.S. NKF is dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease for hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients and tens of millions of Americans at risk.