Pomi coach Caprara returns to WCWC finals a proud man

first_imgWe are young BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise MOST READ Pomi Casalmaggiore head coach Giovanni Caprara may be wearing a different color but on Sunday, but the Italian will be in an all too familiar scenario.Caprara will face his former team Eczacibasi Vitra Istanbul, the defending champions, in the gold medal match of the FIVB Women’s Club World Championship.ADVERTISEMENT And he will go toe-to-toe with Massimo Barbolini who was the coach of Pomi when it won the 2016 European title in April.But the Italian is not the one to focus on sentiments. He’s just happy he’s coaching a team from his home country.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agent“I’m very very proud to play with an Italian club,” said Caprara Saturday at the Mall of Asia Arena after Pomi blasted Volero Zürich in the semifinals, 25-27, 25-23, 25-17, 25-23. “I’m very very proud of it.”Caprara, who led Eczacibasi to the 2015 title, added that the 2016 world championships was different. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. EDITORS’ PICK 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas BaliPure keeps semifinals hope alive, turns back UP Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PHcenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Team ‘Trabaho’ scores championship title at the last leg of Smart Siklab Saya Manila Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND “This tournament is a higher level, because we have eight teams, [while] last year [we] only had six,” he said. “And the two Turkish clubs are very very strong.”Last year’s tournament had six teams, but with the Philippines hosting the 2016 edition, PSL-F2 Logistics Manila was included in the race together with Pomi, who is a first-timer.VakifBank Istanbul, the runners-up in the 2016 European championships, will face Volero for the bronze medal.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchiselast_img read more

Windies bringing A game against Irish, warns Estwick

first_img Good scalps “They’ve had good scalps against a lot of the Test-playing countries. They are a Test-playing country in their own right, so we expect a competitive game. They will field well, they will be very, very disciplined, and they will work hard.” The only survivors from that defeat to Ireland are Gayle, Samuels, captain Jason Holder and Jerome Taylor, with selectors since opting for youth in order to rebuild the unit. And with the likes of emerging Test star Shai Hope, Evin Lewis and Jason Mohammed set to feature, Estwick said the experience would further enhance the development. “[It will] help our young players to get an opportunity to play in these conditions. A lot of them haven’t played in conditions like this, and I think as an international cricketer, you’ve got to learn to play in all the various conditions. This would be another step in their development as well.” West Indies were presented with challenging weather yesterday as temperatures dipped to 10 degrees Celsius, accompanied by steady rain. West Indies are already in danger of failing to qualify automatically for the 2019 Cricket World Cup in England. They are currently ninth in the ODI rankings, with hosts England along with the remaining top seven teams, gaining automatic qualification. With eighth-placed Sri Lanka swept 5-0 by India recently, West Indies now need to beat Ireland and then also trounce England 4-1 or better in order to assume eighth spot in the rankings. West Indies will remember the humbling experience at the ICC World Cup two years ago when the Irish chased down 305 to comfortably win by four wickets, and Estwick said he expected a similarly tough encounter. “Obviously, they are very competitive. They have been competitive for a number of years,” Eswick pointed out. WINDIES IN DANGER BELFAST, Ireland (CMC): Bowling coach Roddy Estwick has warned Ireland that West Indies will be playing at full throttle when the two teams meet in the one-off one-day International today. The Caribbean side boasts a team which includes the likes of superstar Chris Gayle and stroke-maker Marlon Samuels, and will face an Irish side with much to prove after recently attaining Test status. And even though West Indies will be more focused on the five-match series against England starting in a week’s time, Estwick said the Ireland contest was of no lesser importance. “They (Irish) will see attacking cricket. We’re here to make a statement,” Estwick said. “We’re on a mission, we’re here to get enough points in this ODI and the five against England to help us qualify automatically for the World Cup so we’ve got to take this game very, very seriously.” He added: “We need points to move us forward in the 50-overs rankings … and all the boys are here so we’re looking forward to putting on a good show tomorrow.”last_img read more

Snowfall warning continues in the B.C. Peace

first_imgEnvironment Canada says that we could see another 10 cm on top of the snow we already received overnight.  Here is the official statement from Environment Canada:An additional 10 cm of snow expected today for the Elk Valley mainly near Fernie and British Columbia Peace River regions.This is a warning that significant snowfall is expected or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..Listen for updated statements.- Advertisement -A low pressure system crossing the British Columbia interior today continues to bring significant snow to sections of the British Columbia interior. An additional 5 cm of snow is expected for the Columbias and most of the Kootenays early this morning. Meanwhile Elk Valley mainly near Fernie and the British Columbia Peace River regions can expect an additional 10 cm before the snow tapers off this afternoon as the low weakens.last_img read more

String of school shooting threats cause Fort Nelson School District to bolster security at cost of $25,000

first_imgFORT NELSON, B.C. – The latest of a trio of school shooting threats against students in Fort Nelson this year has caused officials with School District #81 to bolster security measures at area schools – measures that will be making a sizeable dent in the school district’s budget.Back in February, the School District sent a letter sent home to parents saying that it had received reports of graffiti that contained an alleged threat that a shooting would occur at the school on February 6th. Last month, another threat of a school shooting was found to have been graffitied on the side of R.L. Angus School, which said a shooting would occur there on May 7th and 8th. The School District said it responded to both occurrences by calling the RCMP, who maintained an increased presence at the schools in the days following both instances.This past Wednesday, the School District sent home another letter to parents from Superintendent Diana Samchuk, which says that graffiti was found at Fort Nelson Secondary threatening that a school shooting would take place on June 20th – the final day of classes for the school year.- Advertisement -Samchuk said that the RCMP are currently investigating the graffiti, while Safer Schools Together – the company that delivers the provincial violence Threat Assessment – has also been contacted. She said that the District has also locked all of the school’s doors, meaning everyone will have to use the front door until the end of the year, while police will also be increasing patrols of the area.The District sent home another letter to parents outlining alternative arrangements it has made for students writing their final exams on June 20th.Samchuk added that over the summer, the District will be upgrading security at all of its schools by adding more security cameras, installing windows into all classroom doors, and updating door locks. She said that the cost of those extra security measures will cost the District approximately $25,000.Advertisementlast_img read more

Evolve Menswear continues to ‘Evolve’ after 8 years

first_imgIntroducing the first column by Evolve Menswear for Donegal Daily! Every fortnight, the experts from the number one menswear store in the north west are going to be keeping readers up to date on all the latest in men’s fashion along with advice on suits and dressing for special occasions. Here is the story of Evolve:We opened our doors on October 9th 2008 in the new Letterkenny Retail Park. Ireland had just entered official recession! We had signed the lease about 18 months earlier, so we could not pull out now! Many business gurus always said opening a business during a recession is a good thing as it keeps you focused, so that is what we had to do to make it work as we owed money to many people for the set up!Winning Retailer of The Year – LK ChamberIn March 2010, Evolve moved premises just a few doors up, into a much bigger space. Many people said that we were crazy and it was a huge risk; and it was a huge risk! But we felt if we did not make the move to the bigger unit a competitor would establish a presence and then we would struggle to compete as a smaller store with a limited offering. We wanted to expand into Suiting and Wedding Hire as well as an offering for the more mature gent. Evolve Wedding and Formal Hire won the Wedding Supplier of The Year Award in 2015In the first few years we had to beg and plead to attain the bigger brands as many had exclusive contacts with other retailers and could not supply new guys like us. Over time we were lucky to build a strong relationship with the main agents and suppliers and we soon began to build the brand mix that we required. We now stock many of the leading brands around the globe from Tommy Hilfiger to Remus Uomo and from Hugo Boss to Farah. With over 40 brands in stock across casual wear, suits, footwear and accessories we are sure we can find what you are looking for!Supporting Letterkenny RoversLK Rovers dressed by EvolveStarting with just 2 staff in 2008, we now employ about 20 team members in Letterkenny and 4 in our Derry store; which we opened in October 2015. Although we opened the store when sterling was at an all time high it has proven to be a good decision and it has been growing from strength to strength since we opened. Although much smaller than our Letterkenny store it was important for us to open the store to further build our reputation across the border for our online store, and now with Brexit in full swing we are happy to have a location on each side of the border.Opening of the Evolve Derry StoreIn 2012 we were honoured to team up with the Donegal Senior GAA team when they won the All-Ireland Final. This really helped up get our brand into every area of the county and further beyond. The guys on the team, Jim McGuinness, his backroom team and the Country Board were great and we owe a lot to them for helping us increase our recognition. We continue this partnership still today and we have created a lasting relationship over the years with the boys, management and board.Donegal dressed by EvolveDonegal 2012, dressed by EvolveLast November we launched our online store at www.evolvemenswear.com and are working hard behind the scenes to get it just right before promoting it properly through Ireland, the UK and Mainland Europe. Just last month we opened The Suit Bar on the first floor of our Letterkenny store. Stayed tuned to our column over the coming weeks for more the latest on The Suit Bar!Evolve Suit BarMark McCloskey, Jim McGuinness and JP McCloskeyOver the last 8 years we have met many great people, staff, customers, suppliers and other stakeholders. We have built lasting relationships with them and we look forward to evolving even further over the next 8 years! We are very excited now to partner with Donegal Daily, where we will bring you fashion tips, help and advice on our fortnightly column. It will cover all aspects of menswear.If you would like any fashion advice just email us at info@evolvemenswear.ie and we will be glad to help!Kepp up to date with Evolve Menswear on Facebook: www.facebook.com/evolve.menswear Twitter: @EvolveMenswearInstagram:@evolvemenswearEvolve Menswear continues to ‘Evolve’ after 8 years was last modified: April 20th, 2017 by Evolve MenswearShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:AdviceBusinessevolve menswearmen’s fashionlast_img read more

Diners Club buys Platter’s Guide

first_imgAlmost 1.4-million copies of Platter’s Guide have been sold since the first issue came out in 1980.(Image: Platter’s Guide)John Platter and his wife Erica left their day jobs to run their small wine farm in Franschhoek.(Image: Cape Wine, Hong Kong)MEDIA CONTACTS • Philip van ZylEditor, Platter’s Guide+27 82 490 1820 or +27 28 316 3210 Janine ErasmusInternational credit card company Diners Club has snapped up the Platter’s Guide, South Africa’s oldest and best-selling wine guide. The guide will complement Diners Club’s other wine-related offerings in South Africa.Both parties have been actively involved in the local wine industry for years. Diners Club holds an annual wine list competition, which encourages establishments to refine and improve their wine offerings to their patrons and to consistently match global standards.For the past 31 years the company has run a winemaker of the year competition and since 2001, a young winemaker of the year competition with the aim of encouraging talent in the industry. It also sponsors the Diners Club Bartho Eksteen Wine Academy.“We are committed to enhancing this great relationship, in making South Africa’s most iconic wine companion an even more invaluable tool for wine lovers everywhere,” said Diners Club South Africa’s MD Ebrahim Matthews, in a statement.The company said it would continue with the guide’s current format for the time being, but would investigate broadening its digital reach.In-depth information about the local wine sceneThe Platter’s Guide is now in its 33rd edition. It was started back in 1978 by John and Erica Platter, journalists, wine lovers and novice vineyard owners, after they saw British wine expert Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book, which first came out in 1977 and is also still going strong today.The couple were confident that they could produce a “modest” version of Johnson’s publication for the local industry, and their first edition came out in 1980. Since then it’s become the first choice for locals and international visitors wanting to know more about South Africa’s world-renowned wine industry.The latest edition of the guide – and it’s a guide, not a competition or a set-in-stone publication, asserts editor Philip van Zyl – includes more than 7 300 wines from 800 producers. Wine estates submit their products for inclusion, and these are subjected to a tasting process by a group of experts, who will then assign a rating of up to five stars.The Platters have blogged that today they’re amazed at their presumption in daring to intrude upon the mysterious and hallowed Cape wine scene, which had hundreds of years of tradition behind it and was dominated at the time by men. They further state that “We had no idea what we were letting ourselves in for”.The project was seemingly doomed before a single book was produced – even the printer described the first edition as “boring”. But the couple persisted, with John personally tasting every wine until the arrival in 1987 of Angela Lloyd, the first member of the tasting team. She’s still with them and is a respected wine writer in her own right.Since the early days around 1.4-million print copies – in a different colour for each year – have been sold. It’s available in hardback and for Apple devices, with other platforms reportedly in development.The annual print run is almost 40 000 and the current hardcover price is around R170 (US$19) while the app costs R89 ($9.99) in the iTunes store.The guide won the Le Prix du Champagne Lanson for best wine guide worldwide in 2001, as well as the Louis Roederer International Wine Writers ‘Domaines Ott’ award for best annual wine guide in 2007.Besides the rating, the guide includes maps of wine-growing regions, a glossary of wine terms, GPS co-ordinates for all estates featured, a guide to wine farms that cater for visitors with special needs, information about wine varieties, and restaurant recommendationsRewarding talent and dedicationThe Diners Club Winemaker of the Year for 2012 is Razvan Macici of Nederburg. He’s Romanian by birth but he fell in love with South Africa after visiting the country in 1994 and his wine-making talent has found its perfect spot in the Western Cape.The young winemaker for 2012 is Anri Truter of Beyerskloof, who, like Macici, inherited his love of the grape from his father.The winemaker of the year for 2011 was Johan Jordaan of Spier, and the young winemaker was Matthew van Heerden of Uva Mira Vineyards, near Somerset West in the Western Cape.Other past winemakers of the year include Coenie Snyman of Rust en Vrede (2009), Peter Ferreira of Graham Beck (2004), Nicky Krone of Twee Jonge Gezellen (1995), and Günter Brözel of Nederburg (1985 and 1983).last_img read more

Beading and computer programming a way out of prison

first_imgBrothers for All uses former offenders to raise funds and teach computer coding to prisoners. Cash for the initiative is raised through making bead jewellery, which is then poured into programming classes at prisons in Western Cape. Prisoners in Worcestor recently got a choice to register for a 12 month computer programming course. (Images: Facebook) Melissa JavanWhat started as a way to keep himself busy in prison is now a skill Sihle Tshabalala teaches to generate an income; the cash is used to keep a business open that allows offenders to learn computer programming. In turn, the prisoners have a marketable skill when they get out of jail.Tshabalala is a founder of the non-profitable social enterprise, Brothers for All. He took up beading while he was in prison and the skill taught him a few things, including an attention to detail. “I learned patience, persistence and precision,” he told Lead SA. “You know that if you make a mistake, you can rectify it.”Lead SA is a private sector initiative that challenges South Africans to do the right thing every day and to counter the negative perceptions about the country.After 11 years in prison, Tshabalala is now the national co-ordinator of Brothers for All. Together with his team, he makes jewellery out of beads which is sold. The income from this is used to run the initiative. One of its projects is to teach computer coding to young children and unemployed people in Langa, a township in Cape Town.His motivation is an analogy he was once told, Tshabalala says. “This man asked me if I had one rand; he also had one rand. If we exchanged the rands, what I would have, he asked. I said I would have the same rand he gave me.”“He then asked if I had an idea and he had an idea, and we exchanged our ideas, how many ideas would I have. I said two – my original idea and your idea.”Tshabalala says he feels extremely proud and happy to be contributing to a safe society and job creation. “When I was in prison I read a quote that said: ‘If you are looking for a miracle in life and you can’t find one, then be that miracle for others.’” Sihle Tshabalala made sure the skills he was taught in prison didn’t stay there – he now uses his beadwork skills to generate an income.Brothers for All launched its coding project in the Worcester Male and Worcester Female Correctional Centres on 1 May.It is an offshoot of Mothers for All, which was established in 2010 with an award-winning prisoner initiative called the Group of Hope.The principal objective of Mothers for All is to provide income-generation projects and life skills training for the caregivers of children made vulnerable or orphaned by AIDS. “By giving caregivers support and training we enable the generation of a sustainable income, benefiting both the women and the children within their care,” reads the website.“The women receive money for the products they are taught to make, which are sold both in Botswana and internationally.”Mothers for All says their work in South African prisons and the community using the Group of Hope inmates and parolees has been steadily growing.That early project enabled prisoners to change their lives through helping orphans in nearby impoverished communities. “We felt a new arm of the organisation was required to support this exciting direction.“It [Brothers for All] now also focuses on personal development, behavioural change and making safer choices in general – safe on a personal level and safe for the community. Using the perpetrators of violence to become part of the solution is inspiring many people to get involved,” reads their website.According to Brothers for All, it began by designing and delivering peer education programmes to cover HIV, sexually transmitted infections and tuberculosis in four prisons. “The work was highly successful with our results presented at XIX International Aids Conference in Washington in 2012 and the Durban Aids Conference in 2013. We also started an income generation project in the prison which has generated more than R100 000 to support local communities,” reads the organisation’s website.“While working with prisoners trying to turn their lives around, it became clear that aspirational technology skills are the only scalable way to end the cycle of poverty and crime. So in 2014, Brothers for All focused on equipping offenders, ex-offenders and vulnerable youth with aspirational technology and entrepreneurship skills.”Linda McCourt Scott, the co-founder and managing director, says Brothers for All is part of the non-profit group Mothers for All. Brothers for All was launched in 2013.“The Langa coding project started in October 2014; to date around 150 unemployed youth and learners have registered. At least half of our students are females. Six of our students, four of whom are females, have already won scholarships to Codex,” she says.Codex is a training programme that consists of an apprenticeship programme where developers do daily coding exercises, as well as talks with industry professionals and mentors. A total of 150 unemployed youth and children has registered to learn things building a website from coding.At the first class on 4 May, there were with 11 inmates – three males and eight females. “They have all enrolled in the course which will be run over the next 12 months. Part of our programme also requires that our trained students pass on the skills they have learned, so this offender group will quickly become the trainers of a new offender group.”Here is what Brothers for All tweeted on the day:Prison Coding Project begins, a first for Africa! Follow our revolutionary journey as we turn offenders into coders: pic.twitter.com/ej8uvAXnsp— Brothers for All (@brothersforall) May 1, 2015Programming skillsShe says they will learn a combination of programming languages, depending on their focus and ability. Those being taught include HTML5 and C++, Java, JavaScript, C#, PHP, Python, Ruby and SQL. “This will allow them to build websites, blogs and apps, and work in database management, among other things.”McCourt Scott says proudly: “I would like to say that there is only one other prison coding project in the world, at San Quentin in California, which started late last year.“However, this project is the first in the world that targets female offenders (most of whom are inside for economic crimes), and is the first to use ex-offenders to run the programme.”No qualifications are needed for learning computer programming, McCourt Scott says, “only proficiency in English and basic maths as well as a strong commitment to learn”.The initiative has permission to start the prison coding project in all 42 prisons in Western Cape. “The next one will probably be in Goodwood, as it is very close to our Langa centre.”Resource needsThe project has a bit of sponsorship in the form of donated computers and laptops and funding to get the project off the ground, she says. “All our students and offenders are also taught to make recycled paper bead jewellery.“This helps to bring in roughly R10 000 per month to pay for data costs, rent and travel. We urgently require a car at the moment so that we can reach more prisons, as well as additional computers, space to expand and support with our data costs,” she says.“We use a Telkom LTE modem to link up around 50 computers at our centre and use approximately R2 000 data per month.”Watch Sihle Tshabalala, a former convict talk about how he decided to make a difference with his life:Watch Mzikula Duda of Brothers for All talk about how he made a decision not to do violence against women and children:last_img read more

Interview and Interrogation Training: Giving Witness Instructions

first_imgThis week’s International Association of Interviewers interview and interrogation training tip provided by Wicklander-Zulawski, has Wayne Hoover, CFI discussing giving witness instructions prior to the interview.Anybody that’s ever conducted an interview or interrogation has had the opportunity to experience a witness who is out of control. They may do things to interrupt the flow of the interview or the admission itself. Here are a few tips that are recommended to give to our witnesses:At no time are you to talk to the subject other than “hello” and “good-bye”.At no time are you to talk to me. On the outside chance that I ask you a question and I really want an answer from you, I’ll let you know.While we’re in the interview, please do not talk to yourself.At no time are you to touch the subject other than “hello” or “good-bye”.At no time are you to touch me.At no time are you to be touching yourself during the interview process.While some of these may sound a little strange, make sure that you take the time to explain these rules to the witness. You can’t assume that anybody knows and understands what the rules are.- Sponsor –  Every loss prevention investigator should continuously strive to enhance their investigative interviewing skills as part of an ongoing commitment to best-in-class interviewing performance. This includes holding ourselves to an elite standard of interview and interrogation training that is ethical, moral and legal while demanding excellence in the pursuit of the truth. The International Association of Interviewers (IAI) and Wicklander-Zulawski (WZ) provide interview and interrogation training programs and additional guidance to investigators when dealing with dishonest employees, employee theft, sexual harassment, policy violations, building rapport, pre-employment interviewing, lying, denials and obtaining a statement.By focusing on the latest information and research from experts in the field as well as academia, legal and psychological resources, these video tips provide interview and interrogation training techniques that can enhance the skill sets of professionals with backgrounds in Law Enforcement, Loss Prevention, Security, Asset Protection, Human Resources, Auditors or anyone looking to obtain the truth.To learn more about interview and interrogation training and how you can further develop your professional skill sets, please visit www.w-z.com or www.certifiedinterviewer.com for additional information. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Facebook Makes It Easier to Opt Out of Facial Recognition Tagging Feature

first_imgdan rowinski Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Related Posts The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Facebook is treading carefully with its facial-recognition “tag suggestion” feature and now is making it easier for users to opt out of the feature according to Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen, via Bloomberg. When last we heard from Facebook’s facial recognition feature it had just been opened released as a global feature but remained opt out as opposed to opt in, upsetting many users and privacy advocates across the world.According to Bloomberg, Jepsen said that Facebook will begin running online ads today that link users to their privacy settings, allowing them to opt out of the service. Have you seen the ads to which Jepsen refers? Have you or will you opt out of the “tag suggestion” feature?Facebook does not tag people in photos automatically. It tries to recognize when people are in photos and suggests that users tag them. What upsets privacy advocates and government regulators like Jepsen is that Facebook has been sharing personal information by default. Facebook reportedly gave Jepsen assurances that the facial recognition software was used purely in the suggestion feature and that it was not a way for other users to glean more information from user profiles.Facebook users upload more than 100 million photos to the platform on a daily basis. A company called Divvyshot and founder Sam Odio were acquired by Facebook to help institute the facial recognition feature. Odio, the product manager for photos, left Facebook in June to create a new company called Freshplum. Bloomberg also reported that Jepsen responded to problems with impostor accounts, making it easier to report and delete them. Facebook added “new language and links to a contact form to help users trying to report an impostor or fake profile.” Part of Google Plus’s trouble around using real names and not allowing brands on the platform at first had to do with authentication and dealing with potential impostor accounts. center_img Tags:#Facebook#NYT#privacy#web Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more