Raiders’ leading rusher Josh Jacobs won’t face Titans

first_imgOAKLAND — The Raiders will face the Tennessee Titans Sunday without their leading rusher.Josh Jacobs, who has been playing since Week 7 with a shoulder injury, will undergo an MRI this week to determine his availability going forward, according to an NFL Network report.Also inactive for the Raiders in a game with playoff ramifications are tackle Trent Brown (pectoral), wide receiver Hunter Renfrow (ribs), … Click here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.last_img

Qantas dive

first_imgQantas will shed 5000 jobs, cut routes and  ground planes after posting a record statutory loss before tax of $305 million for the six months to December 31.The airline is pulling all levers in an effort to pull the icon flying kangaroo out of the nose dive.It will cut routes and ground planes.The airline is facing intense competition from overseas airlines and only commands 17 per cent of the inbound / outbound market to Australia.Its average staff cost is $92,000 compared to Singapore Airlines at $42,000.On the domestic front its costs are estimated to be up to 17 per cent higher than Virgin Australia which now offers a business class product.Since Virgin Australia launched its business class in 2011 premium class airfares have plummeted by 40 per cent.From 2001 when Ansett collapsed till 2011 Qantas enjoyed a monopoly on domestic business class.Earlier this month Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce warned in a speech in Canberra that the cuts would be greater than those achieved by American Airlines in 2012 of 17 per cent.In a separate announcement Qantas said it had reached agreement with Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) covering terminal and runway access at Brisbane Airport, which includes arrangements for the airline to dispose of its long-term lease on its terminal.Qantas holds a 31 year lease, signed in 1987, on the northern end of the Domestic Terminal at Brisbane Airport which is due to expire on 30 December 2018.Under the new arrangements, Qantas would retain exclusive use and operational control over much of the northern end of the terminal until the end of 2018 while securing rights to key infrastructure beyond this period.In addition, BAC plans to make a significant investment in upgrading and improving facilities and services within the terminal, such as lounges and will assume control of the retail space of this part of the terminal.Qantas will receive total cash proceeds of $112 million from BAC under the arrangements.The arrangement also covers Qantas’ use of the runway system at Brisbane Airport, including current infrastructure and the new parallel runway, currently under construction.Qantas Group Chief Executive Officer Alan Joyce said the agreement was a win-win for both parties which would have significant benefits to Queensland.“Brisbane Airport is one of the most important airports for Qantas today and increasingly so into the future. This investment is vital to the ongoing growth of aviation in Queensland which helps drive tourism and boost the economy,” Mr Joyce said.See the Qantas Group Strategy herelast_img read more

SA 26th in world for exhibition space

first_img8 October 2012 South Africa is ranked 26th in the world for gross indoor exhibition space, according to the latest report from global industry association UFI, the 2011 World Map of Exhibition Venues. South Africa has approximately 180 000m² of indoor exhibition space, the Exhibition and Event Assocation of Southern Africa (EXSA), which analysed the UFI report with regards to South Africa, said last week. “UFI’s first objective was to identify venues with a minimum of 5 000m² of gross indoor exhibition space,” EXSA said in a statement. The 2011 report identified 1 197 qualifying venues, with Africa meeting the criteria for 25 venues, totalling half-a-million square metres of exhibition space available on the continent. One-third of Africa’s exhibition space in SA One-third of all the exhibition space available in Africa is located in South Africa, according to EXSA, spread over eight of the country’s biggest venues. “There are quite a few other venues with less than 5 000m² within southern Africa which were not taken into account for the UFI report,” EXSA general manager Sue Gannon noted. UFI identified the top four countries with the largest gross indoor exhibition space as the US (6.7-million m²), China (4.7-million m²), Germany (3.3 million m²) and Italy (2.2 million m²). According to the UFI report, each of the top 55 international venues is at least 100% bigger than South Africa’s largest venue – the Johannesburg Expo Centre, followed closely by the Tshwane Event Centre in Pretoria.Industry ‘growing at a phenomenal rate’ The UFI report also stated that there had been no growth in available indoor space for Africa since 2006, compared to 7% growth in Europe, 5% growth in North America and a staggering 38% growth in Asia – growth rates indicative an industry that was strong and continuing to grow at a phenomenal rate. The International Convention Centre in Durban has recently expanding its exhibition halls, said Gannon, while the Cape Town International Convention Centre was about to embark on doubling its exhibition space. EXSA said it had started research on the exhibition venues in South Africa, firstly to record the actual gross indoor exhibition space in the country, secondly to establish the actual occupancy of the venues. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

How to Be Likeable

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now Selling effectively still depends upon you being known, liked, and trusted. You want to be known for the value you create. You want to be trusted because of your character. And you want to be liked. That means you must be likeable.Presence: We underestimate the power of presence. “Being there” makes you more likeable. It allows a type of intimacy that is difficult to achieve otherwise. Showing up is a sign that you care, and caring about other people helps make you more likeable.Listening: There aren’t too many things that will make you more likeable than the ability to listen intently to what someone else is saying by giving them your full, undivided, phone-face-down-on-the-table attention. Listening is proof positive that you care. If you want the fastest route to likeability, listening is it.Engaging Conversationalist: You need to know things beyond your company, your product, and your solutions. You need to be well read. You need to be well versed in cultural references. Knowing what other people like and care about allows you to converse with people about the things that they want to talk about. You also have be interesting enough to engage people in conversations, allowing them open up.Sense of Humor: The great leveler. The ability to make people laugh makes you more likeable. Business is a serious game, and it helps to be able to bring some levity to conversations. If you present ideas, and you do just that if you sell, a sense of humor and comedic timing will make you more like able. A self-deprecating sense of humor is a sign that you can laugh at yourself, a key that unlocks many doors, likeability being one of them.Positive and Optimistic: The only people who like negative people are other negative people. They commiserate. They share their misery together. It is easy to like someone who is positive and optimistic. Positive people like to spend time with other positive people, and they especially like to work with them. Given the choice of working with a negative, cynical, pessimist or a positive, empowered, optimistic person, which would you find more like able.Respectful and Polite: Part of what makes you likeable is your polite and respectful disposition. Good manners will get you a lot further than you might believe. It displays character. It indicates a sense of class, refinement.Personable: This is about your appearance and your manners. Even if you want to wear a t-shirt and your ball cap backwards, or slant ways, or sideways, you are going to be judged by your appearance. Your appearance gives people an idea of who you are. It also suggests how successful you might be. How you present yourself is important to likeability.Collaborative: Inviting other people to contribute their ideas, regardless of whether it’s in a conversation or the design of a solution, makes you likeable. Collaboration proves that you care about what the other person wants, and that their ideas are important.Non-Judgmental: likeable people aren’t judgmental of other people. They don’t talk about them behind their backs, and they aren’t gossips. They also don’t assign blame to others. They assume others have good intentions and focus instead on finding solutions to challenges, regardless of the source.Your dream client is basing their decision to buy from you, in part, on what they believe you are going to be like to work with once hired. Being likeable tilts the playing field in your direction.last_img read more

Given a chance to shine, Heruela shows true worth

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netOn the eve of San Miguel Beer’s game against GlobalPort, Brian Heruela already knew that his opportunity will come on Wednesday night.With Alex Cabagnot out due to an injury, Heruela was the next man up and he made the most out of his chance.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PHcenter_img 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting LATEST STORIES D-League: JRU debuts in style with 29-point drubbing of Mila’s Lechon Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next Cabagnot, who has a partial tear in his right foot, is expected to miss three to four weeks, according to San Miguel coach Leo Austria.Heruela said Cabagnot’s absence means everyone must be ready to fill in the hole left by the crafty veteran, who is averaging 19 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game this conference.“Not just specifically for me but to all of the guys. We have to be always ready and we have to step up to the challenge. It’s a big void that Alex left so hopefully, we can able to cover it up until he gets back.”ADVERTISEMENT “For us, it was bad news because Alex is a major part of our team,” Heruela said after helping tbe Beermen fend off the Batang Pier for their fifth consecutive win in as many games. “On my part, I’m just thankful for the opportunity and the trust that coach Leo (Austria) and the rest of the coaching staff and management gave me. Guys off the bench we just stay ready and step up to the challenge.”Heruela put on a show with 17 points, five assists and six steals off the bench.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHe teamed up with June Mar Fajardo to lead an 18-0 blast in the last five minutes where San Miguel broke loose from a closely contested duel that had 44 lead changes.“I’m proud of him. I keep telling him to always be ready and he stepped up tonight,” Fajardo said of Heruela, who he was teammates with in college at University of Cebu. View commentslast_img read more

Bolick, San Beda edge La Salle for Filoil title

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Beda’s Robert Bolick usually had a chip on his shoulder when playing against De La Salle.Seldom-used during his time as a Green Archer, Bolick made his way to the NCAA powerhouse.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. What ‘missteps’? Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ 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 Filipino MMA fighters set for China tilt 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire MOST READ And on Sunday, the feisty Red Lion turned that chip into a boulder and used that to demoralize the Green Archers, 75-72, in the Filoil Flying V Premier Cup finals at the tournament’s namesake arena in San Juan.Bolick, who scored 16 points in the first half alone, had the ball in his hands with less than 30 seconds remaining and the scores tied at 72-72.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe former Green Archer stared at Santi Santillan with title-winning intentions on his mind, and a death glare on his eyes. He then dribbled right, popped back, and hit the game-winning triple with 8.5 seconds left in the game.“Bolick really wanted to prove himself in the first half and I told him you can’t win it alone,” said Red Lions head coach Boyet Fernandez. “He forced his shots in the first half and we only had four assists in the first half.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games “The second half he shared the ball, but in the end we live and die with Bolick. I devised a play, but at the end of the game, in the last 10 seconds, it should be Bolick who’ll take the last shot.”And although Bolick had his prayer answered, he wasn’t the only Red Lion to come up in the clutch.AC Soberano had his moment in the sun when he labeled the scores at 72-72 with a triple from the left wing at the 59.9-second mark of the game.Still, it was Bolick who saved San Beda and he finished with 24 points, eight rebounds, and six assists while Javee Mocon had 13 points and 13 rebounds.Ben Mbala led La Salle with 25 points, 14 rebounds, and four blocks.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

INQUIRER SPORTS Top 7 Stories of the Year: Meggie Ochoa and her Fight to Protect

first_imgSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next James Yap inks 3-year extension with Rain or Shine “A lot of times, sexual abuse leads to depression or sometimes, if it’s not addressed, the child even becomes the perpetrator in the future when they grow up,” said Ochoa. “So it becomes this whole vicious cycle, that will lead to other social problems.”READ: Jiu-jitsu star Meggie Ochoa launches ‘Fight to Protect’ movement vs child sexual abuse MOST READ “It’s an awareness campaign to get people talking about the issue,” said Ochoa. “I really believe that anyone can do something—no matter how big or small—to help.”RELATED STORIESINQUIRER SPORTS Top 7 Stories of the Year: SMC sweep INQUIRER SPORTS Top 7 Stories of the Year: Manny Pacquiao back as champINQUIRER SPORTS Top 7 Stories of the Year: #UPFight INQUIRER SPORTS Top 7 Stories of the Year: Ateneo-San Beda dominanceRELATED VIDEO BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid Ochoa knows the grim reality that even though child sexual violence is a prevailing problem, it’s not a constant topic in the public consciousness and this is where “Fight to Protect” hopes to make a difference. MANILA, Philippines—Meggie Ochoa’s exploits on and off the mat were hard to miss, making her campaign this year no.3 in INQUIRER.net’s top 7 sports stories of 2018.ADVERTISEMENT Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening While it had been a productive year for her in jiujitsu, it’s her advocacy outside the mat that speaks volumes of her heroism.Ochoa launched the campaign “Fight to Protect” to help spread awareness on child sexual violence in the Philippines.“We need to work together because the issue is so bad and it so complex,” said Ochoa in a previous Inquirer special report. “What we really need to do is ‘Fight to Protect’ Filipino children.”READ: Her biggest fight The United Nations international Children’s Emergency Fund (Unicef) in 2016 tagged the Philippines as the world epicenter of online child pornography and sexual trade.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ochoa made history when she nabbed the gold medal in the 49-kilogram division in the JiuJitsu World Championship in late November in Malmö, Sweden.The Filipino martial artist was the first in the country and in Asian to win the top prize jiujitsu worlds after she defeated Canada’s Ni Ni Vicky Hoang, 2-0, in the final.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefREAD: Meggie Ochoa makes history, wins gold in World ChampionshipsShe also won gold in the JiuJitsu World Tour in March and another third-place finish in the Asian Games in Indonesia in September. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issuelast_img read more