Huskies win 8-7 over Grande Prairie Wheelers

first_imgThe Huskies earned a dramatic 8-7 overtime win over the Grande Prairie Wheelers on Friday night.The Huskies had a bit of a rough start, with the Wheelers scoring 2 goals within minutes of each other, and at the end of the first period the score was 5-1 GP.In the second period the Huskies took over scoring and tied it all up.- Advertisement -In the third period, the Wheelers took the lead twice more, but but the Huskies refused to quit, eventually tying the game with only 38.8 seconds left.After some end to end four on four overtime, Jordan Shipton finally ended it, scoring his third of the game, and giving the Huskies the win. The Huskies will definitely gain some momentum after this huge 8-7 win.Listen to this highlights package [asset|aid=543|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=171d58de2d8292c6af4393b9826212bf-Huskies win 8-7 over Wheelers_1_Pub.mp3]Advertisementlast_img read more

GTT, customers clash on new e-billing system

first_img…utility company comes under fire at PUC hearingThe Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT) Company came under scrutiny on Thursday at a Public Utilities Commission (PUC) public hearing for moving ahead with its new electronic billing service format for which it has been accused of unilaterally and arbitrarily implementing.Political Commentator, Ramon Gaskin highlighting the problems with his bill from GTT at the PUC hearing on ThursdayGTT forged ahead with its new e-billing service, a move that did not go well with customers, including political commentator Ramon Gaskin, who filed a complaint with the Public Utilities Commission.At the public hearing on Thursday, PUC Commissioner, Dr Leyland Lucas sought to clarify the provisions GTT had in place for consumers who cannot or would not optimise the online services.“What systems are in place to address situations such as we have before us where individuals either by choice or as a consequence of their maturity do not have the details that are necessary for them to feel comfortable paying GTT a bill?” he questioned representatives of the telephone company.Some members of the public who attended the PUC hearingAccording to GTT, channels are available and consumers can visit any retail store to obtain a copy of their bill but there is a fee attached to this process.Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs, Mark Reynolds expounded on the fact that the online service is much welcomed by many of GTT’s customers, however, he acknowledged that no notification was done to allow consumers countrywide to become acclimated.“Section One of the PUC Commission Act speaks about the obligation of GTT to bill in this manner. In that Section, there is no indication of the manner in which bills are supposed to be stated [or] delivered and in the interest of customers…we will clearly expound on this position and marry the particulars of the law and the regulations with practice…Yes, there was no notification issued to customers and GTT takes that and we apologise to Mr Gaskin for that and to the consumers.”When questioned about the implementation of its e-billing service, Reynolds noted that it was necessary since it is will help to transform the nation and also allow for better services to customers.He explained that by using the online service, it is less likely that customers will miss payment deadlines since their billing information is available before the due date.Returned billsReynolds further stated that in the past, using the Guyana Post Office Corporation (GPOC) to deliver GTT’s bills has resulted in many customers receiving the important document and information later than the due date of payments. In fact, he said that for last year, statistics reveal that almost 10,000 bills that were posted to customers had been returned to GTT because they were never delivered.GTT’s senior team at the PUC hearing“In the month of November alone we had about 4000 bills being returned…if we issue a paper bill and we issue it through the GPOC we have no control as to how quick or how speedy it will get to the customer, if, and that is the situation, I mean we have the statistics that will show you that at times it takes three weeks to a month to get a paper bill in the hands of a customer. We have that experience.”PUC Commissioner, Rajendra Bissessar pointed out that although GTT claims that 70 per cent of the populace has access to the internet it should not be overlooked that this could mean limited access and limited knowledge in the online services being offered.“But people use internet for Whatsapp or to just make calls… 70 per cent having internet connection, it does not mean they are internet savvy and have no idea to browse etc…if you use data on a cellphone there is cost, every time I go online to utilise data to download…is that true? The fact is when I use my phone to download I utilise data which I have to pay for it. So put me to download the list of telephone calls and so, you are putting an additional cost to me.”Vice President for Customer Experience at GTT, Orson Ferguson confirmed that utilising the internet on any mobile device for any purpose will incur a cost especially if a consumer chooses to download information but maintained that the usage of the apps (applications) online to pay bills is free of charge.Adding his views to the matter, Patrick Dyal of the Guyana Consumers Association, pointed out that GTT needs to ensure that consumers know how their monies are being spent for services that the company would have provided.“Why don’t you, when you make a demand for money, why don’t you tell a customer as before what you are asking him to pay for? You pay, the details, you have cellphone calls and you have overseas calls and what you do when you do it at the same time, you ask him you tell him what he is paying for. You don’t tell him a rigmarole and go to the internet which he does not even know about and cannot go to.”GTT’s Ferguson also clarified that the case with Gaskin should have never occurred and took responsibility for the blunder of notifying the political commentator about the new format for the billing process.As such, he offered a direct apology to Gaskin and the public for the mistake in not giving an appropriate notice period to allow for a smoother transition but Gaskin did not accept the explanations or apology.“The GTT is forcing me to take services that I don’t want and I don’t need. That is the whole purpose of all of these things….I want my original bill, the way I used to get it…I am saying to you, you cannot do it, the licence does not allow you to do things unilaterally and arbitrarily, that is why you have the PUC, that is why you have the PUC Act, that is why you have the licence. You cannot do things on your own and come and apologise,” he bluntly told the forum.The hearing on Thursday was adjourned to a date to be announced.last_img read more

Chelsea sign Dortmund’s Pulisic for Sh7.5bn

first_img“In summer I move on to Chelsea and to a new competition, the English Premier League,” said Pulisic, who has made 114 appearances for Dortmund since breaking into the first team in 2015.“It’s a privilege to have signed for such a legendary club and I look forward to working hard towards being a contributor to their team of world-class players.”Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia added: “We are delighted to have signed one of Europe’s most sought-after young players.“Christian has shown his quality during a fantastic spell in Germany and at just 20, we believe he has the potential to become an important Chelsea player for many years to come.“We look forward to welcoming him to Stamford Bridge in the summer and wish him and Dortmund every success for the remainder of the season.”Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc says the Bundesliga leaders attempted to persuade Pulisic to sign a contract extension at the Westfalenstadion, with his previous deal due to expire in 2020.“It was always Christian’s dream to play in the Premier League,” said Zorc. “That certainly has to do with his American background, and as a result we were unable to extend his contract.“Against this background, we have decided to accept an extremely lucrative bid by Chelsea, given the low contract maturity.”-By Sky Sports0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Borussia Dortmund’s Christian Pulisic celebrates scoring a goal during their UEFA Champions League match against Benfica, in DortmundLONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 2 – Christian Pulisic has joined Chelsea in a Sh7.5bn (£57.6mn) move from Borussia Dortmund but will be immediately loaned back to the German club for the remainder of the 2018/19 season.The 20-year-old United States international becomes the second most expensive outfield player in Chelsea’s history, after Alvaro Morata.last_img read more

Unruly soccer parent just doesn’t understand

first_imgMeanwhile, the man with the whistle on the field is a parent volunteer who needed hours of training to officiate a game he probably never played as a child. Unless you are prepared to take the certification classes and then pull on the yellow and black uniform and wave flags at small children, try shutting up. Sure, a call might be dreadful. Then again, so might your parenting, but you don’t see a ref coming over and saying anything to you. Until, that is, a parent becomes unruly enough to be warned. And this guy, a burly sort with fists balled at his sides and a tense forward lean, was asked to leave after two warnings. It never should have gotten that far. Parents and coaches should have applied peer pressure. This, by the way, is coming from me, a coach who once had a ref – one of our own team parents working a game of 5-year-olds – walk off the field after another of our parents began arguing a call. Then again, which AYSO coach hasn’t had to deal with the screaming parent or the otherwise absent parent who suddenly takes time out from his cell phone and newspaper to suggest game strategy during a team huddle? In the early years I was polite about this sort of interference. The last time I was head coach, I told maybe six parental buttinskis that I’d be happy to let them take over the coaching responsibilities. That was the year the parents of my 13 boys, all great kids, honored me with a generous $20 gift certificate of appreciation. Not that it mattered. Because that’s not why I was doing it and not why that ref was out there on a Sunday morning taking abuse from a parent in a situation that could easily have spun out of control. The scene didn’t even end there. The ejected father stomped off the field and continued to rage unintelligibly. Maybe I was alone in picturing this thing getting uglier even after the opposing coach offered apologies. But I know I wasn’t alone in the realization that we are out there for an important reason, out there because we don’t want our children to be the creature howling from the dark side of the fence. I want to hear your comments. Connect with me at john.bogert@dailybreeze.com, call 310-543-6681 or send a letter to Daily Breeze/John Bogert, 5215 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA. 90503-4077. Hear my podcast at www.dailybreeze.com/.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.And it all happens because there is a belief system in place here. By fielding children from age 5, by putting them in little red uniforms and letting them call themselves Fireballs, or green uniforms that will inspire a team name like Green Slime, we are all agreeing on something. By we, I mean AYSO and all the loving moms and dads, all those same-sex couples, divorced couples and barely speaking couples, all those married strangers, all those Catholic, Jewish, Muslim and Hindu children, all those children of all races and nationalities that somehow all become sweet Fireballs and happy Green Slime. When we put children out there, when we drive them to games, work those games and make tunnels with our outstretched arms for them to run through – praised – we buy into the idea that there is something of value going on here, something needing to be passed along, something worth knowing. Which is why bad parental behavior is such a contradiction, so disturbing and why AYSO does so much to combat it. But there it was in full flower on Sunday morning – bellowing dad, the dad who knows it all. Only he’s too busy to volunteer as a coach or a referee, like the one he began abusing in the first quarter of a game that mattered little beyond this uneven field. I never thought so, but it is somehow acceptable to shout at game officials in the big leagues, but this isn’t the bigs. These are boys on a sunny Sunday morning playing their hearts out for fun and for reasons that they are not even aware of. It was just another casually ugly incident tainting an otherwise stunning Sunday morning and a soccer game that turned out to be something more than that. Our team wore white. Their team wore red. And the players were mostly 13 years old, rangy and delightfully mired in the between time, in the awkward moments between boyhood and what they will soon become. So they speak in cracking voices and run like maniacs, tripping one another, ragging on one another, wrestling, falling down for no reason and playing the game as directed only rarely. Ask any AYSO coach the value of yelling at boys from the sidelines. The smart ones, like my son’s coach, don’t bother. As assistant-coach-by-default, neither do I. The fact is, by this age, the boys know what they are doing. But getting them here was another matter completely. Getting them to where they don’t chase the ball like a pack of cats, to where they don’t just leave the field midgame to sit on their mom’s laps has taken the massed effort of coaches, referees, team parents, sponsors and dozens of other volunteers the kids never even meet. last_img read more

‘HEY YOU GUYS’ – OUTDOOR CINEMA RETURNS TO BUNCRANA

first_imgThe outdoor cinema in Buncrana last year.Buncrana will see the return of last year’s very successful Outdoor Cinema at Swan Park on Easter Saturday this year.Last year, the Evil Dead terrified, while Dirty Dancing had revellers dancing in the dark.This time, classic family movie, ‘The Goonies’ will be shown for a great evening of fun for all the family, and may even include a very special guest! Looking forward to the event, Chamber President Ryan Stewart said, “It’s a really great, fun event, and attracts people from across the county. Swan Park is ideal as a location, it really sets the mood. The Goonies was mine, and many others’ favourite movie growing up, so I’m really looking forward to it.”“We have to screen the movies when the sun sets, and because it’s early in the the year this time, we can cater for younger guests as well. It’s a really professional set up and we hope that our choice of movie will bring out the inner child in those young and old, and since we posted the event on the chamber’s facebook page, interest has taken off, so we expect a sell out again.”Tickets are available from Macs Bookshop, Farrens Mace, SuperValu Buncrana, and the tourist office. Tickets can be booked by phone on 085 8888 531. You can find out more at www.facebook.com/buncranachamber.‘HEY YOU GUYS’ – OUTDOOR CINEMA RETURNS TO BUNCRANA was last modified: March 11th, 2016 by StephenShare 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:buncranadonegaloutdoor cinemalast_img read more

GOLF: NORTH WESTERN GOLFING ALLIANCE RESULTS

first_imgNorth Western Golfing Alliance –Ballyliffin (Glashedy) Golf Club 5th November 2011 Par 72 SSS 721st Nett Eddie McHugh (15) Letterkenny G.C.  682ND Nett John Callan (5) Ballycastle G.C.             69 3RD Nett Kieran Martin (12) Strabane G.G.    704th Nett Odran McGettigan (24) Strabane G.C. 72 B.O.T.5TH Nett Frank McBrearty (19) Ballybofey/Stranorlar G.C. 72 B.O.T.6TH Nett Clive Davison (15) Letterkenny G.C. 72 B.O.T. 1ST Gross Michael McGeady (scr)McCambridge/Duffy    73 b.o.t.2nd Gross Connor Mallon (scr)Nairn/Portnoo G.C. 733RD Gross Enda Kennedy (scr) Rosapenna G.C. 744TH Gross Sean Quigg (2) City of Derry G.C.      765TH Gross Padraig MacLochlainn (4) North West G.C. 78 b.o.t 6th Gross Paddy Kennedy (1) Strabane G.C.   78The following had a “2”,D.McGeough,S.McKeegan,B.Wallace,M.McGeady,E.Kennedy,M.Doherty(s) ,E.O’Carroll,B.Corry.What a glorious day we had in Inishowen, blue skies little wind and the sun that shone all day long most un- alliance like weather but there were no complaints after all the wind and rain that we had endured over the last while,”Eat your heart out Noel Callan” the Captain of the Alliance missed out on the good weather as he is in Spain!A huge field of 88 turned up to pit their skills against this magnificent Craddock/Ruddy creation named Glashedy. The day was just perfect for playing on a course well manicured and the greens playing very well. The rough though was penalising in the extreme and it was only those who managed to hit the ball straight who profited. In the Gross section Connor Mallon ,a former assistant Professional at this club showed that he was well acquainted with it .On the first nine he had no less than 4 birdies and one bogey to be 3 under for the first nine .John Callan had 3 birdies and a dropped shot to be 1 behind Connor. Michael McGeady went out in 34 with 2 birdies and a dropped stroke. Enda Kennedy and Sean Quigg were on level par having both dropped a stroke but also had 1 birdie. It was the more difficult nine that sorted out the final places .Sean dropped 5 strokes and had one birdie on his back nine to fill 4th Gross. John Callan with 4 dropped shots and no birdies went in to 2nd Nett. This is the second week in a row that the Strabane native now playing out of Ball castle missed out on the main prize.Meanwhile Enda Kennedy who had been in joint 4th place with Sean Quigg could not make up the deficit and indeed dropped three to par with one bogie to finish on 74.Meanwhile as playing partners Connor Mallon and Michael McGeady battled away Michael dropped three shots and had a birdie made up sufficient ground on Connor to beat him on break of tie .Connor had been sailing on serenely only to suffer bogies on 11 and 14 interspersed with a birdie on 13 However he dropped shot on 16 and suffered an ugly double bogey on 17 which Michael birdied and it was this advantage that gave him victory.In the Nett section Eddie Mc Hugh triumphed over the large field with a magnificent 68 nett and had a shot to spare over John Callan who had been thwarted in the gross section. Eddie had 10 of his handicap left after the first nine .He had double boogied the 9th but on the more difficult back nine he only used 6 of his handicap allowance and this included a further double bogey on the 16th .The secret to Eddies great round was his ability to hit the hit the ball straight.In the golfer of the season in the nett section Odran McGettigan has a very healthy lead of 5 over John Callan .in the Gross Enda Kennedy leads Michael McGeadyThe next competition will be held in Rosapenna on 19th November 2011.Members are reminded that the time sheet can be found on the Alliances web site.WWW.NWGOLFALLIANCE.COM.Next Competition Rosapenna Golf Club 19th November 201he rough though 1.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedFollow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comGOLF: NORTH WESTERN GOLFING ALLIANCE RESULTS was last modified: November 6th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:GOLF: NORTH WESTERN GOLFING ALLIANCE RESULTSlast_img read more

Why You Must Not Fear Your Client

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 Fear has no place in sales. You are now being told that you must not use any form of cold outreach to engage your prospective client. To do so, say some, is to destroy your chances of developing relationships and making your intentions suspect. You are no longer allowed to be a hunter, and instead, you must be a fisherman, leaving lines in the water and waiting patiently for opportunities to come to you.You are also being told that you have no insights that are outside of what your clients already know, thanks to the information parity provided by the internet. It’s a mystery how one might gain the hundreds and thousands of experiences you and your company have gained by helping that same number of clients over the course of your lifetime—and the collective experience of your company over its existence. They say it’s the internet, but information and wisdom are distinct and different things.You are being told that your prospective client now has all the power in the relationship. Armed with the internet, they are increasingly taking control of the process of buying, and anything you do to try to help control the process is simply you being pushy, self-oriented, smarmy, and old school. Even though this is not what salespeople are experiencing by proposing and helping their clients take the necessary steps to make a change in their organizations—and even though the research shows that the truth is quite the opposite of what you are being told by pseudo-experts.What you are hearing now is not the truth. For a long time, salespeople were trained and taught approaches that were in fact designed to take advantage of their customers and clients. They used high-pressure sales techniques and tactics, so much so that laws were made to allow consumers to rescind a contract within three days of its signing. Now, however, you are witnessing a new generation of charlatans and frauds categorize cold outreach as something on the same level as a high-pressure sales tactic.You must resist this line of thinking. To succeed in sales, you must be someone who believes themselves to be a peer, someone with insights worth sharing and advice worth following, and someone who is a strategic partner and an integral part of the client’s decision-making around the outcomes they produce. To be something less than this is to be someone who is subservient, timid, and not worthy of being a real partner.There is a difference between being consultative and being milquetoast. Being other-oriented is not the same thing as the total and abject wimpification of the professional salesperson.If you are afraid to make a phone call, you are not going to be anyone’s trusted counsel.Don’t let anyone feed you their fears, especially when they do so to gain attention and money by preying on other people’s lack of confidence.last_img read more

UAAP football: Ateneo ekes out 2-1 win vs La Salle

first_imgJohn Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Mauro Acot chalked one for the Green Archers at the 83rd minute, but the Taft side’s comeback bid fell short in the end.With the victory, Ateneo has leveled itself with La Salle at six points apiece as they sit tied at third place.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIn the other matches, University of the Philippines conceded its first goal of the season, but that didn’t rain on its 4-1 victory over Adamson to take the top spot with nine points.King Miyagi and JB Borlongan both had braces to tow the Fighting Maroons to their third victory, but had to deal with Falcons’ Jusue Pilarca scoring at the 12th minute, much to the dismay of coach Anto Gonzales. View comments AFP official booed out of forum “We weren’t sharp. We were lazy. We weren’t thinking,” he said.University of Santo Tomas and National University, meanwhile, engaged in a scoreless draw as the Growling Tigers fell to second place with their seven points. LATEST STORIES 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 Lyceum gets revenge, beats San Beda to take PCCL title Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Jarvey Gayoso scored a brace as defending champion Ateneo downed La Salle, 2-1, in the UAAP Season 80 men’s football tournament Thursday at Rizal Memorial Stadium.The reigning MVP picked up the scoring in the second half, first putting the Blue Eagles ahead at the 50th minute before doubling the lead at the 66th minute where he eluded two defenders before sending the ball to the back of the net.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Russia says weightlifting ban is a ‘psychotic episode’ on someone’s orders

first_imgRussian Sport Minister Vitaly Mutko said a decision by the International Weightlifting Federation to ban Russia weightlifters from the Rio Olympics was like “a psychotic episode”, R-Sport news agency reported on Thursday.”It is a psychotic episode, as if it is dictated, accompanied by a departure from the principals and norms,” R-Sport quoted Mutko as saying. “How can you punish a team which should go to the Olympic Games in 2016 for violations from 2008 or 2012? I don’t know.”last_img read more

Tyson to announce his fitness center academy in Dubai

first_imgDubai, Apr 19 (PTI) Former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson has chosen Dubai, Middle Easts top city, to launch his new business venture, a franchise of fitness centres called the Mike Tyson Academy (MTA). MTA has already garnered international interest with academies looking to open in the Middle East, Australia, France, West Africa and China. Tyson held the record of being the youngest boxer to win the WBA, WBC and IBF heavyweight titles at the age of 20. The 50-year-old Tyson will be revealing more about the venture on May 4 to be followed by the launch on May 6. Asked why he chose Dubai to make this announcement, Tyson said the city has established itself on the world map by hosting many leading sporting events and icons, besides attributing it to the residents obsession with fitness. “I strive to maintain consistency across all my centres with trainers that have been certified by me as well as exceptional training staff who will be on site to ensure a certain benchmark is maintained,” Tyson said. The American boxing icon added, “I am positive that this is going to be only the beginning of a long-running successful association between myself and the region.” PTI AH AHlast_img read more