Approximately 16 Notre Dame students from Bangladesh are standing in solidarity with their nation from more than 8,000 miles away. Protests broke out across Bangladesh on Feb. 5 after Abdul Kader Mullah, the leader of the country’s largest Islamic party, Jamaat-e-Islami, received a sentence of life in prison for crimes committed during the war for liberation from Pakistan in 1971, according to Time Magazine. Jamaat-e-Islami members collaborated with Pakistan to perpetrate widespread rape, mass killings and a push against intellectuals, also according to Time. Graduate student Tahsin Ahmed said many Bangladeshis thought the life sentence was not sufficiently severe. “People thought that if somebody is given [a] life sentence for doing this sort of crime, then other crimes, like normal murders and other rapes, they don’t have justification for giving … capital punishment,” Ahmed said. “Their goal was to protest against that.” Ahmed said Mullah should receive the death penalty because not only did he help plan Jamaat-e-Islami’s crimes, but he also participated in them. “If someone who is actually involved in a crime is not given the capital punishment, what will happen to the other people [who only planned the crimes]?” Ahmed said. Graduate student Rumana Reaz Arifin agreed a life sentence was inadequate. “It has been preplanned, it has been organized, it has been cold-blooded and it has been executed,” Arifin said. “It’s not just a murder. It’s a genocide.” Ashraf Khan, also a graduate student, said although Mullah’s sentencing instigated the nationwide protests, the focus has expanded to calling for justice for all people accused of war crimes in 1971. Ahmed said the movement is “very nonpolitical and nonviolent.” Forms of protest have included a candle vigil on Valentine’s Day, flying the national flag, singing the national anthem in schools and observing silence for three minutes nationwide, Arifin said. She said many protests occur in Shahbagh Square in Dhaka, Bangladesh’s capital, but they are taking place in cities across the South Asian nation. “If you think about [the fact that] the whole country is raising their voice or showing their protest for one single thing, then it’s really a mass upheaval,” Arifin said. To express support for the activists, the Notre Dame students from Bangladesh held a symbolic protest Feb. 8 in front of Main Building. Ahmed said the group arranged candles in the shape of the Bengali numerals for “71” to express respect for the people murdered in 1971. “It shows we are with them,” Ahmed said. “We gathered in front of the Dome. We all get together and show our protest with posters, both in our own language and English to show that we want … capital punishment [for the war criminals].” Bangladeshi students at other American universities are also expressing protest, Ahmed said. Arifin said the Notre Dame students from Bangladesh wanted the University community to know about the situation in their country, especially because the Congregation of Holy Cross runs Notre Dame College in Dhaka. She said the group could create an informational exhibition if community members were interested in learning more. “If somebody wants to know more, then we can show more,” Arifin said. “We can tell them about the history.”
The Coliseum Commission has agreed to enter into negotiations with USC to grant the university a master lease, potentially giving USC complete managerial and operational control over the Coliseum.The commission, a nine-member council in charge of the historic landmark, met Wednesday to discuss the possibility of negotiating the stadium’s ownership. A unanimous agreement to begin talking with USC was reached during the meeting’s closed session. If all goes well, a final deal between the commission and the university is expected to be reached within 90 days.“We are pleased that the Coliseum Commission has voted to enter into negotiations with USC,” said Thomas Sayles, vice president for University Relations, in a statement. “We hope that through these negotiations the parties can agree upon a long term lease that allows the Coliseum to be restored to its former glory and ensures its viability for many generations to come.”USC has wanted to gain control of the Coliseum for years, and its last bid for ownership was in 2007. Then, it offered to make $100 million in renovations in exchange for the master lease. The commission declined, and instead promised to pay for $50 million in renovations by end of the month. The commission has been unable to keep its promise.Athletic Director Pat Haden said last week that he’d be glad to see USC ownership of the stadium.“If it ever happens, then we would welcome the opportunity and try to create a venue that our fans would really appreciate,” Haden said. “It would be a wonderful venue for our students, alumni and fans to watch our football team play.”Bernard Parks, a member of the commission and the councilman representing the district including USC, expressed doubt last week that the commission and the university would enter negotiations this soon, but the commission’s inability to pay for the stadium’s renovations played a role in Wednesday’s decision.Parks has long been the one dissenting vote against USC’s request for ownership, but Wednesday he finally agreed to begin a discussion over private ownership of the Coliseum. Parks had previously advocated maintaining public control of the Coliseum and trying to bring in additional tenants to grow the stadium’s revenue. Specifically, he wanted to see the Coliseum play host to an NFL team, which he contended would be good for the stadium and the city.Owning the Coliseum means USC could veto any attempt to bring an NFL team there. USC has said, however, that it would be willing to come to an agreement if Los Angeles is presented with an NFL team.“We are open to discussions on a mutually beneficial arrangement,” Sayles said in a press release. “Under our current lease, we have the right to approve any other team playing football in the Coliseum during our season … If we were to receive a proposal, we would review it.”The Coliseum is an 88-year-old historic landmark that has hosted two Olympic games and two Super Bowls.“As a loyal and dedicated tenant of over 80 years, we want to return the Coliseum to its former glory and be the caretaker it deserves for future generations,” Sayles said. “To that end, we have believed for some time that having a master lease would be in the best long-term interests of the community and the university.”More specific legal and financial details will be discussed before the commission’s next meeting Dec. 7.
Muhoroni Youth already appear to have their fate sealed, falling seven points off safety after suffering a blanking 3-0 loss at home to Kakamega Homeboyz.At the moment, falling into the bottom two seems to be a sure ticket to relegation while occupying the 16th slot gives one a half-life. After Sunday’s matches, Thika United dropped to 17th slot while Stima rose all the way to 16th.KPL’s relegation script reads that two teams will be automatically chopped off while FKF’s insist on a play off between 16th in the league and third from the National Super League.With four games remaining before the end of the season, everyone will be fighting to avoid those bottom two slots.“It was unfortunate that we got off with only one point today but I think my boys played well. We have four finals ahead of us and we will give everything to fight and remain in the league. I am confident my boys will deliver,” Thika United head coach Nicholas Muyoti said.Thika came from a goal down, Eugene Mukangula drawing them level four minutes after Cliff Nyakeya had given Mathare the lead.Nyakeya slotted in low past Thika keeper Allan Owing in the 16th minute after picking up a sleek through pass from Chrispin Oduor. Four minutes later, Mukangula drew Thika level with a rasping low shot from the edge of the area.Mwinyi Kibwana should have given Thika a win at the death after playing a swift one-two interchange of passes with Benson Iregi but Mathare keeper Levis Opiyo ensured Mathare left with at least a point making a fine block at his near post.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Western Stima, Thika United and Mathare United are fighting to avoid KPL relegation.Photo/CourtesyNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 22- The fight for survival in the 2017 Kenyan Premier League season promises to go down to the wire even with the league managers and the Football Kenya Federation yet to spell out a comprehensive relegation and promotion criteria.Western Stima did themselves a favor on Sunday when they beat Sofapaka 3-1 at the Narok Stadium while Mathare United and Thika United cancelled each other out in a 1-1 result at the Thika Sub-County Stadium.
Midfield duo Nemanja Matic and Cesc Fabregas return to the Chelsea starting line-up for the Champions League clash with Dynamo Kiev at Stamford Bridge, while Eden Hazard drops back to the substitutes’ bench along with Gary Cahill.Cesar Azpilicueta starts for the Blues at right-back, with Baba Rahman coming in at left-back and Kurt Zouma partnering skipper John Terry at the heart of the defence.Chelsea: Begovic; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Terry, Baba; Ramires, Matic; Willian, Fabregas, Oscar; Diego Costa.Subs: Blackman, Cahill, Loftus-Cheek, Kenedy, Hazard, Pedro, Remy.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now All sales pros need fresh material in order to stay relevant and on top of their sales game. These ideas can come from any number of things you encounter in the world, which is why it’s so important to always be digesting books, blogs, videos, and other types of content. But so many of the great ideas out there come from the business gurus and professionals who have paved the way for us.B2B sales are unique in that you are continually developing sales relationships and they typically have a longer lifespan because the process involved in closing a sale is longer and more involved. Because you are making sales to other businesses instead of individual consumers, you need to keep your mind trained on developing relationships and tailoring your communications directly toward a specific person or group. So of course it makes sense that you would want to stay motivated in order to both deal with rejection and maintain the energy to continuously pursue new channels and connections.If you’re in need of some sales inspiration, check out some of the greatest motivational quotes from B2B experts that will help inspire your sales success.Zig ZiglarZig Ziglar was an amazing motivational speaker, persuasive salesperson, author and business guru. He published many books and lessons that are still relevant even decades later.’You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure.’ – Zig ZiglarClick To TweetThis one speaks to the power of positive thinking. Believing in yourself has the possibility to make or break your career.’Timid salesmen have skinny kids.’ – Zig ZiglarClick To TweetThis is one of my favorite quotes because it implies that timidity holds you back but also holds back your ability to provide for others. Where is it getting you? Nowhere.Brian TracyBrian is Chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International, a company that specializes in training and development for individuals and organizations. He is all about personal development and sales training.’Just as your car runs smoothly and requires less energy to go faster and farther when the wheels are in perfect alignment, you perform better when your thoughts, feelings, emotions, goals and values are in balance.’ – Brian TraceyClick To TweetPretty much says it all. Harmony in your life can help you succeed in all ways.’Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, ‘What’s in it for me?” – Brian TraceyClick To TweetIf you maintain a focus on how you are helping others, people will see the value of what you are selling them.Les BrownSometimes referred to as one of the world’s most renowned motivational speakers, Les Brown is a dynamic personality and an incredible resource of inspiration in the business world.’Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way.’ – Les BrownClick To TweetThis speaks to the simple fact of having clear goals and direction and not letting anything impede your path.’Review your goals twice every day in order to be focused on achieving them.’ – Les BrownClick To TweetKeeping your priorities top of mind is the only way to ensure that you are focused and committed to reaching your goals.Jim RohnJim was an entrepreneur and philosopher in his own right. He helped people all over the world sculpt life strategies that expanded their imagination and heightened their business acumen.’Start from wherever you are and with whatever you’ve got.’ – Jim RohnClick To TweetI love this quote because it reminds people not to get caught up in thinking they aren’t in the right place to earn money or success. Anyone can do it.’Discipline has within it the potential for creating future miracles.’ – Jim RohnClick To TweetThis is so basic yet so smart. Success takes hard work – and hard work can change the entire course of your life.Earl NightingaleEarl Nightingale was an extremely motivational speaker and writer and believed that our success boiled down to simply what we think about.’People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going.’ – Earl NightingaleClick To TweetThis is a basic truth of life. You can’t get where you’re headed if you haven’t decided where that is yet.’Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.’ – Earl NightingaleClick To TweetI like how this applies to B2B sales. It can take a lot of time and investment to begin a career, cultivate relationships and eventually seal the deals. But it’s all worthwhile and should never feel like wasted time.Stephen CoveyAuthor of multiple best-selling books including the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey took a principle-centered approach to building successful careers.’Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships.’ – Steven CoveyClick To TweetStraightforward advice on building relationships – they are always founded on trust.’Listen with the intent to understand, not the intent to reply.’ – Steven CoveyClick To TweetThis is so crucial in business. The psychology of human connection is fundamental to success and at the end of the day it matters so much more to hear what people are saying than to try to be heard.Anthony RobbinsTony Robbins is one of the country’s top life and business strategists and he is full of amazing wisdom on improving your life and bolstering your success.’Success is doing what you want to do, when you want, where you want, with whom you want, as much as you want.’ – Tony RobbinsClick To TweetI love this quote of Tony’s because it reminds you to keep your eyes on the prize – the end goal is not always just landing the deal, it’s about setting yourself up to live exactly the way you want to. What could be more motivating than that?’If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.’ – Tony RobbinsClick To TweetThis can be widely applied to anything but rings especially true in B2B sales. Be willing to take risks and try EVERYTHING.Darren HardyDarren is the author of The Compond Effect and other best-selling books and is an amazing mentor and is full of motivational quotes galore.’You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.’ – Darren HardyClick To TweetPut this up on the wall of your workspace and never forget it. It’s the little changes that we make every day that add up to the giant successes.’The first step toward change is awareness. If you want to get from where you are to where you want to be, you have to start by becoming aware of the choices that lead you away from your desired destination.’ – Darren HardyClick To TweetEverybody can feel a little stuck sometimes. Use the power of awareness to understand that feeling just means you need to start making different choices.Barbara CorcoranFounder of The Corcoran Group, New York’s largest real estate company, Barbara is an expert business person, speaker, educator and more and has so many great motivational quotes to help you start your day.’Don’t you dare underestimate the power of your own instinct.’ – Barbara CorcoranClick To TweetI believe that success boils down to understanding your own unique value as a human being and what specific skills and talents you have to offer the world. Relying on your instincts is a critical part of success in business.’The joy is in the getting there. The beginning years of starting your business, the camaraderie when you’re in the pit together, are the best years of your life. So rather than being so focused on when you get big and powerful, if you can just get the juice out of that… don’t miss it.’ – Barbara CorcoranClick To TweetI love this quote because it’s inspiring for when you are first starting out – with a new career, a new deal or whatever it is. Take joy in the entire journey, don’t try to rush ahead into the feelings of success.Mel RobbinsMel is a badass inspirational speaker and entrepreneur.’In order to do all those things you know you want to do with your life, you have to do things that are difficult, uncertain or scary.’ – Mel RobbinsClick To TweetMotivational quotes like this are essential because you need constant reminders that living in comfort is never going to get you where you want to be.’The moment you have an instinct to act on a goal, you must physically move within 5 seconds or your brain will stop you.’ – Mel RobbinsClick To TweetIt’s one thing to have a thought or idea about your business occur to you and completely another to let the momentum go before acting on it. When you have an instinct, use that energy right away to make something happen.Amy PurdyAmy Purdy is an American actress, model, motivational speaker and Paralympic silver medalist.’We all have challenges. You can let them be obstacles or roadblocks, or you can use them.’ – Amy PurdyClick To TweetComing from a former professional snowboarder who lost her legs to a disease, this is pretty powerful stuff. Consider the challenges you are facing and try to get a new perspective on how you can use them to build your success.’We all have things that limit us and that challenge us. But really, our real limitations are the ones we believe.’ – Amy PurdyClick To TweetAgain, any motivational quotes having to do with our perception are killer because it is one thing we have so much power over! Remember this quote when you are feeling roadblocked or stuck in your work life.Marie ForleoMarie is a life coach, speaker and the host of Marie TV and her motivational quotes can help you improve the quality of your life and your business attitude.’Success doesn’t come from what you do occasionally, it comes from what you do consistently.’ – Marie ForleoClick To TweetTaking small actions in the right direction every single day can help you attain giant goals.’The key to success is to start before you’re ready.’ – Marie ForleoClick To TweetWe can all sit around every day and come up with excuses why today is not the day to start reaching for the stars. Don’t wait to take action – just dive into something, even with just a small daily action.Sally HogsheadA New York Times best-selling author, speaker and world-class branding expert, Sally has tons of awesome advice on how to communicate for greater success.’If you’re not generating a negative response from someone, you’re probably not fascinating anyone.’ – Sally HogsheadClick To TweetIt’s always good to be reminded that getting a rejection or negative feedback doesn’t necessarily have to be a bad thing.’If you’re not making mistakes, you’re not putting yourself out there… you are not taking the sort of risks that are inherent in any degree of meaningful success. Mistakes are tuition.’ – Sally HogsheadClick To TweetSame principle. It takes risk to earn rewards so pay attention to your mistakes as much as your successes – you can learn a lot from both.Louise HayLouise Hay was a motivational author and thinker and founder of Hay House.’You should breathe deeply and chant, ‘Money flows easily and effortlessly into my life’ as often as you can every day. Things will start to change after a month. If you believe you will be financially secure, then you are opening yourself up to change.’ – Louise HayClick To TweetBelieving that you deserve money is a powerful element of success. If you think it is a limited commodity or that you aren’t supposed to have it, this will hold you back your whole life.’No matter what the problem is, our experiences are just outer effects of inner thoughts.’ – Louise HayClick To TweetThinking about a problem with this mentality means that anything is pretty easy to solve! If you can control your thoughts, you can push yourself forward into success.Lewis HowesLewis Howes is a former pro football player and entrepreneur.’Fill your mind with good and surround yourself with people who lift you up.’ – Lewis HowesClick To TweetIt’s important to remember that you are choosing to surround yourself with a certain type of energy every day. Choose wisely.’Every morning you have two choices: Continue to sleep with your dreams or wake up and chase them.’ – Lewis HowesClick To TweetThis boils down to your basic drive in life – do you want today to feel lazy and unfulfilling or do you want to chase your dreams?Jeb BlountI often call Jeb the “modern day Zig Ziglar” because he is one of the most engaging and fascinating speakers of our era.’There is no easy button in sales. Prospecting is hard, emotionally draining work, and it is the price you have to pay to earn a high income.’ – Jeb BlountClick To TweetIn case you’re having a tough day and tempted to throw in the towel, remember that there is no easy button. If you want a big payoff, you have to put in big work.’Here is the brutal reality. If you don’t have a plan, you will become a part of someone else’s plan. You can either take control of your life or someone else will use you to enhance theirs. It’s your choice.’ – Jeb BlountClick To TweetYep.Brendan BurchardBrendan is a best-selling author and one of the world’s top high performance coaches.’Amplifying what is great within you will accelerate your life faster than fixing what you think ‘limits’ you.’ – Brendan BurchardClick To TweetDon’t sit around and focus on your flaws or limitations. Instead, put all your energy into your strengths and you will see great rewards.’Give yourself some credit. You’ve got a big heart, you’ve made it this far, and you are always always stronger than you think.’ – Brendan BurchardClick To TweetBrendan is great at motivational quotes that can pull you out of a funk. Keep believing in yourself, it’s a critical element of success.Eric ThomasEric is a speaker, author and minister with his own YouTube channel devoted to helping people realize their goals.’When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.’ – Eric ThomasClick To TweetHelpful PSA that success only comes to those who want it as badly as they want life.’The difference between those who succeed and fail: not taking advantage of opportunities.’ – Eric ThomasClick To TweetI try to constantly remind myself of this in sales – there are so many opportunities available that go unnoticed. Look for them. Use them.Robin SharmaRobin is a writer, author and one of the world’s top leadership experts.’The activity you’re most avoiding contains your biggest opportunity.’ – Robin SharmaClick To TweetIt’s always the things we want to put off the most that hold the most potential – that’s why i recommend starting the day with the hardest task you have set out before you.’Don’t confuse activity with productivity. Many people are simply busy being busy.’ – Robin SharmaClick To TweetBeing busy often has nothing to do with actual accomplishments. Take inventory of how you are spending your time and make sure you are prioritizing only the tasks that are building toward success.Your success depends on lots of factors – mostly having to do with your own beliefs, discipline and attitudes. It never hurts to learn from the masters and use their words to help keep you on track, motivated and inspired in your B2B work. Refer back to these motivational quotes or arm yourself with some favorites of your own in order to propel yourself toward greater success.
Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker (15) makes a pass around Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton in the first half during an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)PHOENIX — Kemba Walker didn’t have much of an impact in Charlotte’s game Sunday night against the Phoenix Suns — until the final 4 ½ minutes.Then he was the Hornets’ everything.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES But four seconds later, Walker converted a three-point play and the Hornets were back on top for good.TIP INSHornets: Charlotte swept the season series with Phoenix 2-0 last season. … Walker ranks second to LeBron James in fourth-quarter scoring at 8.27 points per game. The Suns’ Booker is third (7.50). … Charlotte doesn’t play another home game until Jan. 17 (Sacramento). … The Hornets won for just the third time in nine games.Suns: Crawford joined Dell Curry as the only NBA players, since starting lineups were recorded, with 11,000 career points as reserves. … Booker’s back problem brought an end to 11 consecutive 20-point games for the Phoenix star guard, the second-longest such streak of his career. … Phoenix entered the game fourth in the NBA in steals at 8.98 per game.UP NEXTHornets: At Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday.Suns: Host Sacramento on Tuesday Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue 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 Tony Parker added 20 points, and Willy Hernangomez and Marvin Williams 16 for the Hornets.T.J. Warren had 23 points, Josh Jackson a season-high 22 and Deandre Ayton 19 for Phoenix. Jamal Crawford scored 16. The Suns’ Devin Booker left the game with back spasms in the second quarter and did not return.Phoenix fell to 0-6 with one game left on a seven-game homestand. The Suns had won five of seven when the homestand began.The Hornets were on the second stop in a season-high, six-game road trip that began with a loss at Denver on Saturday night.Walker was 5 of 8 from the field and 7 of 8 on free throws in his late surge, which ended with a basket at the final buzzer from just beyond midcourt. Initially it was waived off but allowed after a video review.ADVERTISEMENT TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion “I always said Kemba is one of the most underrated players in the league, even with making a couple of All-Stars,” Crawford said. “He’s just a handful and a guy like that, once he gets it going, he’s pretty much unstoppable.”Charlotte outscored Phoenix 11-4 over the last 1:17, with Walker scoring all of them, after Crawford’s 20-footer put Phoenix up 109-108 with 1:21 to play.Neither team led by more than eight points in the tight contest.“Losing Devin Booker in the first half kind of changed the game plan,” Phoenix coach Igor Kokoskov said. “He’s a big piece, he’s a big part of our team. We had to adjust on the fly and kept the game close.”Kokoskov said he didn’t know about Booker’s availability for Tuesday’s game against Sacramento.There were 13 ties and eight lead changes in the first half, with neither team up by more than six points, and the Suns were ahead 60-57 at the break.Ayton had 15 points and seven rebounds in the first half.Charlotte took an 85-81 into the fourth quarter before the Suns tied it 85-85 on De’Anthony Melton’s 3-pointer from the corner with 11:02 to play.Parker started the subsequent 8-0 run with a layup and ended it with a 16-footer that put Charlotte up 93-85 with 8:55 to play.The Suns came back and repeatedly cut the lead to one before Crawford’s basket finally gave them the lead. Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Bigger roles ahead for Brian Heruela, David Semerad at TNT MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Walker scored 18 of his 29 points in that late surge — punctuated by a halfcourt heave at the buzzer — and Charlotte pulled away to hand the Suns their sixth straight loss, 119-113.“This isn’t anything new,” Hornets coach James Borrego said. “He’s done this most of his career. He’s a fourth-quarter player. He shines brightest in those moments.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsWalker scored his team’s final 14 points.“In these kind of situations my teammates look to me to make big plays and that is what I try to do,” he said. “I try to make the right plays. Tonight was me getting to the basket and finishing. My guys, coaches, they count on me big time in situations like this.” View comments
Tibet House US has announced that the 12th Annual Benefit Auction, in conjunction with renowned auction house Christie’s, will take place on Wednesday, December 10, 2014.Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Tibet House US and The Tibetan Community of New York and New Jersey.This year’s Honorary Chair Committee includes Philip Glass, Donna Karan, Petra Nemcova, Yoko Ono Lennon, Sandra and Eric Ripert, Martin Scorsese, Trudie Styler and Sting, Uma Thurman, Jann Wenner, Arden Wohl, and Dustin Yellin.Charitybuzz will return as the event’s online auction partner. The Tibet House US auction will be live on Charitybuzz from November 20, 2014, to December 11, 2014, at www.charitybuzz.com/TibetHouse.Auction Highlights Include:Rare Items & Opportunities: A personal voicemail recording from Hugh Jackman; an at-home reception for 20 guests prepared by world-renowned chef Eric Ripert and a personal performance by Philip Glass; dine with Robert and Uma Thurman at the Four Seasons Restaurant; a signed guitar by Sting; a behind-the-scenes look at New York Fashion Week with supermodel Petra Nemcova; a once-in-a-lifetime, two-week internship with Rolling Stone, Us Weekly or Men’s Journal; dinner with Food Critic Adam Platt; two VIP tickets to Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival.Adventures & Exotic Trips: An exotic 10-day trip for four to Bali with accommodations provided in a lavish, private villa; a custom-designed safari trip for two to the spectacularly beautiful country of Botswana, Africa; an adventure to the high Himalayas in style with a 8-night excursion for two in Ladakh; experience the wonder of Bhutan during a seven-night signature journey; a journey for two to the Gobi Desert in the magnificent country of Mongolia by Nomadic ExpeditionsContemporary Art & Photography: Pieces by Lynn Davis, Danny Clinch, Shepard Fairey, Milton Glaser, Herb Greene, Bob Gruen, Peter Max, Sheila Metzner, Ed Ruscha, Patti Smith and Peter TunneyFashion, Home & Health: jewelry courtesy of Paula Crevoshay, Pamela Huizenga, Mallary Marks, Me&Ro, Margo Morrison, Jill Platner, Reinstein/Ross; an exclusive three-hour consultation from Clodagh Design; a luxurious Alina silk and cashmere throw from Sferra Linens.Tibet & Beyond: Antique and ceremonial objects, Tibetan rugs, sculptures, and other global finds.Established in 1987 under the auspices of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tibet House US is a non-profit educational institution and cultural embassy working to preserve, restore and present Tibet’s unique cultural and spiritual heritage by means of a permanent cultural center, with gallery, library, and archives, and developing traveling exhibitions, print publications and media productions. Additionally they seek to share with the world Tibet’s practical systems of spiritual philosophy and mind sciences, and its arts of human development, intercultural dialogues, nonviolence, and peacemaking, by means of innovative programs in cooperation with educational and other cultural institutions.Their New York City center is comprised of 7,000 square feet including gallery space, Tibetan Buddhist shrine, photographic archives, a lending library of over 1,000 volumes, and staff offices. In keeping with their mission as a cultural embassy, Tibet House US develops and presents innovative educational and cultural programs for the general public. It serves as a central meeting place for the local Tibetan community to hold programs and events.For extensive information on the Tibet House US please visit www.tibethouse.us.
The Todd Herremans Foundation recently hosted members of Leprechaun Sports Association of Philadelphia at DICK’S Sporting Goods.Todd Herremans with kids at DICK’S Sporting GoodsEagles players Todd Herremans, Jason Kelce and Mark Sanchez served as “Shopping Consultants” and surprised the kids with $100 shopping sprees from the Herremans Foundation as they shopped for winter coats, gloves, boots and other cold-weather gear.“It’s a great feeling to provide underserved children with a chance to get the cold-winter gear they need, as well as some other great things from DICK’S,” said Herremans. “I’m really thankful for (Jason) Kelce and Mark (Sanchez) to take time out of their busy schedules to help spread some holiday cheer.”