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Balotelli praised for reacting to racist Italy fans’ banner

first_imgLATEST STORIES The slogan “My captain is of Italian blood” in Italian was draped on a pitch-side wall during Italy’s 2-1 win over Saudi Arabia on Tuesday in Switzerland.Balotelli scored the opening goal with a powerful shot in his first national-team game since the 2014 World Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownOn his Instagram account, Balotelli posted an image of the banner, adding his own message: “We are in 2018 guys. Wake up!”Fare, which stood for “Football Against Racism in Europe,” is now a global organization. It has long worked with UEFA, and will help FIFA monitor discrimination at World Cup games in Russia. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial PH teams compete in 9th Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate fallscenter_img Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Italy’s Mario Balotelli looks on prior to the start of the friendly soccer match between Saudi Arabia and Italy, at Kybunpark Stadium, in St. Gallen, Switzerland, Monday, May 28, 2018. (Gian Ehrenzeller/ Keystone via AP)ST. GALLEN, Switzerland — Mario Balotelli has been praised by anti-racism campaigners for highlighting an offensive banner displayed by fans at his comeback game for Italy.Anti-discrimination group Fare wrote on Twitter: “Well done to Mario Balotelli. standing up to racism in Italian football once again.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more


Press release: Brand South Africa and Trialogue encourage volunteerism

first_imgBrand South Africa partnered with Trialogue to host its quarterly Trialogue CSI forum in Johannesburg and Cape Town. These forums call on all those working in the Corporate Social Investment (CSI) field to collaborate and engage on issues in the CSI environment.Despite uncertainty and tougher trading conditions in almost every sector of the economy, corporate South Africa continues to demonstrate its commitment to CSI. (Image: Brian Mthembu)“Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. When you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.” Marjorie MooreBrand South Africa partnered with Trialogue to host its quarterly Trialogue CSI forum in Johannesburg and Cape Town.The purpose of these forums is to call on all those working in the Corporate Social Investment (CSI) field to collaborate and engage on issues faced in the CSI environment; to extend the initiatives to corporate employees to be active citizens and volunteer their time and skills for the great good of society.“Brand South Africa found an opportunity to partner with Trialogue in order to present our Play Your Part nationwide movement, which intends to inspire and motivate active citizenship in South Africa,” said Brand South Africa’s GM: Marketing Sithembile Ntombela.Trialogue is a business that specialises in social corporate responsibility and has been hosting CSI forums since the beginning of 2013. Held four times a year, each forum provides valuable insights on active citizenship.“As Play Your Part, we showcase how ordinary people and corporates are contributing to society. We unpack the drivers that contribute positively to the Nation Brand and its competitiveness through the movement,” concludes Ntombela.Trialogue director, Cathy Duff, said: “The sessions explore trends in volunteering, local best practice, how the impact of volunteerism can be measured, the types of volunteering support that non-profit organisations are looking for, and how to effectively manage volunteering programmes.”At the forum, Duff shared insights on the research conducted on organisational CSI programmes and employee volunteerism that will be captured in a Trialogue booklet, which can be purchased through the Trialogue website .Despite uncertainty and tougher trading conditions in almost every sector of the economy, corporate South Africa continues to demonstrate its commitment to CSI. CSI expenditure in South Africa was estimated to be worth R8.6 billion in 2016, significantly up from R2.9 billion in 2006, according to Trialogue’s Business in Society engagement.“South Africans, in general, are a giving nation. When it comes to formal domestic programmes in CSI and volunteerism, South Africa is ahead compared to other countries, whilst on an international platform we fall behind, there is a very small percentage spent outside the country,” concludes Duff.Further points that emerged from the forum included;How to encourage employees to volunteer;Barriers to volunteerism; andWhether the lack of employee volunteerism could be linked to organisational culture and leadership.Organisations and employees are encouraged to participate in the Trialogue forums, volunteer their time and educate themselves on the various volunteerism programmes available on http://trialogue.co.za/Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more


Initial details of trade relief announced

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released initial details for a trade assistance package to support farmers and ranchers struggling with oversupply and low prices due to international trade conflicts. The agency plans to allocate as much as $16 billion, including $14.5 billion in direct payments to producers through the Market Facilitation Program (MFP). In a press conference President Donald Trump promised quick action for the nations’ farmers.Secretary Sonny Perdue also praised the measure.“China hasn’t played by the rules for a long time and President Trump is standing up to them, sending the clear message that the United States will no longer tolerate their unfair trade practices, which include non-tariff trade barriers and the theft of intellectual property. President Trump has great affection for America’s farmers and ranchers, and he knows they are bearing the brunt of these trade disputes. In fact, I’ve never known of a president that has been more concerned or interested in farmer wellbeing and long-term profitability than President Trump,” Perdue said. “The plan we are announcing today ensures farmers do not bear the brunt of unfair retaliatory tariffs imposed by China and other trading partners. Our team at USDA reflected on what worked well and gathered feedback on last year’s program to make this one even stronger and more effective for farmers. Our farmers work hard, are the most productive in the world, and we aim to match their enthusiasm and patriotism as we support them.”In an effort to not influence planting decisions, USDA says that MFP Payments will be on a per acre planted basis in 2019. Producers of alfalfa hay, barley, canola, corn, soybeans, and wheat (among others) will receive a payment based on a single county rate multiplied by a farm’s total plantings to those crops in aggregate in 2019. Dairy producers will receive a per hundredweight payment on production history. Hog producers will receive a payment based on inventory for a timeframe to be released later.These payments will be made in three rounds with first set to be paid in late July or early August. USDA says that this depends on the practicality of turnaround after the Farm Service Agency crop reporting is completed by July 15. If conditions warrant, the second and third payments are expected to be made in November and January, respectively.Additionally, USDA has designated $1.4 billion for commodity purchases through the Food Purchase and Distribution Program (FPDP) as well as $100 million for the development of new export markets through the Agricultural Trade Promotion Program (ATP).Agricultural groups across the board were supportive, and appreciative, of the measures.“Farmers in Ohio, and across the country, are experiencing a lot of difficulties right now. Weather is preventing a lot of farmers from getting their crop planted, market prices continue to struggle, and the damage done to ethanol demand have impacted farmers negatively,” said Jon Miller, Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association president.OCWGA has worked in tandem with the National Corn Growers Association and the National Association of Wheat Growers to encourage additional actions the Administration could take to open global markets and provide more certainty to corn farmers.“We look forward to seeing the specific details of what President Trump announced today, and we look forward to continuing to grow a crop that helps feed, fuel, and produce fiber for the world.” Miller said.last_img read more


Weekly Wrap-up: Teens Don’t “Like” Your Company, New XML Standard, 5 Must-Have Apps for SXSW, and More…

first_imgOur top story this week came from our ReadWriteBiz channel, where writer John Paul Titlow discovered that even though teenagers in the U.S. are online pretty much all the time, they don’t want to like your business on Facebook. Here’s one of the more damning statistics: Only 26% said they feel they can trust a company’s profile on a social networking site. If you listen closely I think you can hear the sound of 10,000 social media marketing experts weeping into their coffee.After the jump you’ll find more of this week’s top news stories on some of the key trends that are shaping the Web – mobile, location, Internet of Things – plus highlights from our six channels. Read on for more.Top Stories of the Week Forrester: Business Intelligence Careers Offer Hope for IT WorkersHootSuite Moves into Social AnalyticsThe Tyranny of Consumerization and the Weapon That is the iPad – Not!ReadWriteStartReadWriteStart, sponsored by Microsoft BizSpark, is a resource for startups and entrepreneurs. Despite Living Online, Teenagers Don’t Want to “Like” Your Company on FacebookHow to Convert a Facebook Profile to a PageFoursquare Makes It Easier for Businesses to Offer “Specials” to Their CustomersReadWriteHackReadWriteHack is a resource and guide for developers. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#web#Weekly Wrap-ups LocationFoursquare’s Google Moment: Recommendations Launch TonightRoll Your Own Foursquare: Ushahidi Launches Open-Source Location ServiceMore Location coverageMobileVia SXSW: Infochimps Shows off New Site, 1000’s of New API CallsGroup Messaging Service Convore Goes Mobile with iPhone AppMore Mobile coverageInternet of ThingsNew XML Standard for Super-Fast, Lightweight Applications Announced by W3C10 Smart Links You Missed on Twitter on TodayMore Internet of Things coverageReadWriteEnterpriseReadWriteEnterprise is devoted to enterprise 2.0 and using social software inside organizations. 3 Interesting Reads on Node.jsTry Google APIs From the Browser with Google APIs ExplorerYour GitHub Activity, Now Available on LinkedInReadWriteMobileReadWriteMobile is dedicated to helping its community understand the strategic business and technical implications of developing mobile applications. Despite Living Online, Teenagers Don’t Want to “Like” Your Company on FacebookAdobe Releases Flash to HTML5 Conversion Tool8 Tech Companies That Announced Funding Today: Which is Most Likely to Change the World?New XML Standard for Super-Fast, Lightweight Applications Announced by W3C5 Absolute, Must-Have Apps to Rock SXSW InteractiveMore coverage and analysis from ReadWriteWebCheck Out The ReadWriteWeb iPhone App As well as enabling you to read ReadWriteWeb while on the go or lying on the couch, we’ve made it easy to share ReadWriteWeb posts directly from your iPhone, on Twitter and Facebook using the official ReadWriteWeb iPhone app. You can also follow the RWW team on Twitter, directly from the app. We invite you to download it now from iTunes. An iPad App to View a Windows DesktopA Muddled Look at Today’s Cloud Computing Landscape [Infographic]4 API Trends Seen in Programmable Web’s Milestone NumbersReadWriteBizReadWriteBiz is a resource and guide for small to medium businesses. center_img ReadWrite Sponsors NFC in 2011: Who’s Building Your Mobile Wallet?Case Study: Developer Says Android More Profitable than iOScomScore: Android Now Top Smartphone Platform in U.S.Enjoy your weekend everyone!Subscribe to the Weekly Wrap-upYou can subscribe to the Weekly Wrap-up by RSS or by email below.RWW Weekly Wrap-up Email Subscription form: Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Should Your Startup Offer Virtual Internships?It’s March – Time for TechStars’ Startup Madness TournamentReadWriteCloudReadWriteCloud is dedicated to virtualization and cloud computing. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more


Kane leads Spurs’ recovery in 2-2 draw at Juventus

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “We are a young team in this competition. To show that performance is to be proud and to congratulate the players because they were fantastic.”Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri reacted strongly afterward when it was suggested his team, which is going for a seventh successive Serie A title, should have beaten Spurs, which is fifth in the Premier League.“I think people have lost a bit of objectivity,” said a clearly annoyed Allegri. “Juve plays to win but it’s not favorite. You can’t go to the final every year. I think the lads are having a great season, but it’s a long leap from there to think they’re going to win a last-16 match 3-0.“That drives me nuts, because people don’t have an idea about the other teams. I can’t accept that people are getting depressed over a 2-2 draw, it seems like we lost 8-0.”It was also an exciting first half in Basel, with Manchester City scoring three goals before going on to win 4-0 to leave it with one foot in the quarterfinals.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen, 2nd left, celebrates with teammate Erik Lamela and Harry Kane, right, after scoring his side’s second goal during the Champions League, round of 16, first-leg soccer match between Juventus and Tottenham Hotspurs, at the Allianz Stadium in Turin, Italy, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)TURIN, Italy — At a crucial moment in its Champions League last-16 match on Tuesday, Tottenham survived against Juventus simply by standing still.Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris chose not to dive in either direction as Juventus forward Gonzalo Higuain approached to strike his second penalty of the game. With no big gaps appearing, Higuain smashed the ball straight down the middle and saw it cannon off the crossbar.ADVERTISEMENT A goal would have given Juventus a commanding 3-1 lead at halftime. Instead, Spurs managed to recover from a terrible start and level in the second period to finish at 2-2, ahead of the second leg at Wembley on March 7.Lloris had dived low to his right against Higuain’s successful first spot kick, getting a hand to the well-placed penalty.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHarry Kane and Christian Eriksen scored in each half after Higuain had netted twice inside the opening nine minutes“I feel so proud,” Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino said. “We showed great character against a team that played two finals in three years, with amazing experience on the pitch. It was the first goal Juventus had conceded in 696 minutesSpurs pushed for the equalizer but Juventus almost extended its lead on the stroke of halftime when Serge Aurier brought down Douglas Costa in the area. Higuain stepped up again but failed to complete his hat trick, firing onto the crossbar.He had another good chance to grab a third, shortly before the hour, but he headed a corner straight at Lloris, who had done well to tip Bernardeschi’s effort round his post moments earlier.Juventus was made to pay for its missed opportunities as Buffon was caught out by a low Eriksen free kick into the bottom left corner. AFP official booed out of forum LATEST STORIES View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers MOST READ Allegri went for an attacking lineup, with Federico Bernardeschi, Douglas Costa and Mario Mandzukic supporting Higuain.And that paid off right from the start in a terrible opening 10 minutes for Spurs.Mousa Dembele fouled Miralem Pjanic, 30 yards (meters) from goal, inside the first minute. Pjanic himself took the free kick and picked out Higuain, who beat the offside trap to volley into the far corner.Matters swiftly went from bad to worse for Spurs as Ben Davies tripped Bernardeschi inside the area and referee Felix Brych pointed instantly to the spot.Higuain stepped up and placed a precise penalty into the bottom left corner for his second goal of the match and his eighth in his last five matches.Tottenham had a mountain to climb against a side which had reached the Champions League final in two of the past three seasons. Juventus had not let in a goal in 2018 and had only conceded one in its past 16 matches.However, with Juventus content to sit back, Spurs began to dominate possession and almost got one back in the 26th but goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon pulled off a great save to keep out Kane’s header from point-blank range.Higuain almost got his hat trick after a swift counterattack and some lovely interplay with Pjanic, but he fired narrowly wide of the left upright.Buffon did well to tip another Kane effort round the post but Spurs were getting closer and did get back into the match 10 minutes from halftime.Kane ran onto Dele Alli’s through ball, took it round the onrushing Buffon and calmly deposited into an empty net. Bucks’ G-League affiliate picks up Brandon Jennings Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending 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 John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more


F1 Flitterati: Grand Prix’s grand parties

first_imgSachin TendulkarSurprise F1 Merger: Sachin Tendulkar happily waved the chequered flag as Sebastian Vettel whizzed past the finish line at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida on October 31. Now racing fans have the new India Racing League to look forward to. Brainchild of Machdar Motor Sports Company ceo,Sachin TendulkarSurprise F1 Merger: Sachin Tendulkar happily waved the chequered flag as Sebastian Vettel whizzed past the finish line at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida on October 31. Now racing fans have the new India Racing League to look forward to. Brainchild of Machdar Motor Sports Company ceo M. Darshan, the league will have eight teams from India’s largest cities with two cars each forming a 16-member grid. The usual suspects from the business and glamour worlds are already making a dash for their share of the pie: Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla, Nagarjuna, with Tendulkar having bought a 26 per cent share with Anjana Reddy, director of Machdar Motor Sports.Preity ZintaF1 Stalkerazzi Basher: As the paparazzi clamoured for Preity Zinta’s attention, she spotted an ambitious stalkerazzo trying to shoot up her black miniature sequined skirt. An enraged Zinta was quickly pacified by a smiling Chunky Pandey.F1 Sartorial Blooper: VJ Rannvijay walked in attired in something he had obviously stolen from a 15-year-old. Cascading suspenders, an ill-fitting navy blue blazer, vest over T-shirt and sagging mom jeans. Shudder.Shah Rukh KhanF1 Keepsake: Though he came in long after Lady Gaga’s performance, Shah Rukh Khan managed to spend a few private moments with her. Gaga gifted him her sunglasses once she found out that the actor’s daughter is a fan. In a moment of darkened privacy under a palm tree outside the after-party at LAP Lounge, a candid G.One announced that his favourite driver was “Mohan, my driver in Mumbai.”advertisementDeepika Padukone and Siddharth MallyaF1 Couple: Siddharth Mallya and Deepika Padukone stuck to their ‘public display of no affection’ rule even though they came together for the race, partied together and well, stayed together.Bipasha BasuF1 Sport: Now that Bipasha is done draping herself over Josh Hartnett for Singularity, she can’t stop tweeting pictures of herself with friend Binal Shah at Buddh. She turned up for the after-party in a Shane and Falguni Peacock but couldn’t pull it off. Hope she chooses her wardrobe as effectively as her workout.last_img read more