Khan, Shaw and Bhagwandin take Survival Supermarket Pre-Fathers’ Day Golf Classic

first_imgKASSIM ‘Sugar’ Khan, Mahendra ‘Rommel’ Bhagwandin, and Aasrodeen ‘Tackie’ Shaw defied the opposition to emerge winners in the various flights of the Survival Supermarket Chain Pre-Fathers’ Day Golf ClassicIn the 20 – 28 Flight, ‘Rommel’ who has not been in the Winners Row for a few months, commented “From Tee to Green, my game was solid; I ensured that I didn’t get in the rough, because that would have been very detrimental under these weather conditions; that was the success of my game today [Saturday].”He placed way ahead of all the other golfers, returning the best net score for his Flight and the whole tournament. Winners were: Rommel Bhagwandin (66/21) – 1st; Apostle Balgobin Ragnauth (74/21) – 2nd. Dr Philbert London (Pope Emmanuel) came in 3rd with 79/24.In the 11 – 19 Flight, veteran Club Treasurer ‘Tackie’ Shaw outdid former PRO, William Walker, to emerge champ in the Flight. Tackie indicated that he “chipped and putted very well today”, while William, who has been shy of winning for several months, gleefully stated “every dog has his day!”Winners were Tackie Shaw (67/16) – 1st, and William Walker (68/13) – 2nd. Other notable scores were offered by Satrohan Tiwari (72/15), Shanella Webster-London (73/15), and Mahendranauth Tewari (77/14).In the 0 – 10 Flight, regular winners– ‘Sugar’ Khan and ‘Pat’ Prashad– tied for 1st place but Kassim, who contended that “Quality performance, which I normally deliver, made me stand out today” pipped Pat on the countback of the back nine.Winners were ‘Sugar’ Khan (73/9) – 1st and ‘Pat’ Prashad (73/9) – 2nd. Close contention came from Alfred Mentore (74/10), Mike Mangal (76/10), and Club President Aleem Hussain (77/9).The Nearest-to-the-pin prize was won by Troy Cadogan, while amusingly, the Longest Drive was won by Dr Joaan Deo, who, while her drive was not the biggest, she managed to keep her ball on the Fairway, while the other better drives sent their balls into the Rough.last_img read more

Harlequin Relaunches Theater Education Program Classes Begin February 2019

first_imgFacebook19Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Harlequin Productions Harlequin Productions is proud to announce the relaunch of its Education Program. Classes for the Spring session will begin February 2019. Harlequin is committed to strengthening the foundation of artistic education by creating artistic opportunities for the community as well as the next generation of actors interested in pursuing a career in theatre.The program is open to students in three age groups: Youth (8-12), Teens (13 -18) and Adults (19+), and is designed for those interested in learning the fundamentals of theatre. All three programs run for 5 weeks. For more information or to apply, please call our Box Office at 360-705-3250, or visit our website at Spring Youth Acting session runs February 25 – March 27, 2019. Classes consist of two-hour sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. The Fall session runs October 7 – November 6, 2019, also on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-6pm. Students will be introduced to the concepts of voice and diction, movement, stage presence, character development, and storytelling. Tuition is $400 and scholarships are available.The Spring session of Acting for Teens runs February 26 – March 28, 2019. Classes consist of two-hour sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. The Fall session runs October 8 – November 6, 2019, also on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-6pm. Class topics include scene study, monologue work, movement and voice/diction. Tuition is $400 and scholarships are available.The Spring session of Acting for Adults runs March 1 – March 29, 2019. Classes consist of two-hour sessions on Fridays, from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The Fall session runs October 11 – November 8, 2019, also on Fridays from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Classes include auditioning, advanced acting techniques and scene study, movement and voice/diction. Tuition is $200.Finally, the Summer Conservatory for Young Actors, ages 14-18, will provide an intensive, advanced exploration into the study of theatre. Students will receive conservatory-style training in acting, voice and diction, movement, improv, Shakespeare, and scene study (as well as the more technical aspects of theater, as time permits), culminating in a final performance. The Conservatory runs from June 24 – July 24, 2019, Monday – Friday, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. All classes will be held in the State Theater. Tuition is $800 and scholarships are available.Applicants must audition for placement. Auditions will be held March 9 and March 16, 2019, and will require a monologue.last_img read more

The League of Women Voters of Thurston County Posts Candidate Forums…

first_imgFacebook14Tweet0Pin0Submitted by League of Women Voters of Thurston CountyThe League of Women Voters of Thurston County invites viewers to watch the five televised candidate forums for the primary election on August 6. City council positions with 3+ candidates include Lacey, Olympia (2 positions), Olympia Mayor, and Yelm. The League worked with Thurston Community Media to produce these forums which will air on Comcast Channel 77 before August 5. The forums are available now via YouTube.The League is also working with The Olympian to sponsor a public candidate forum for Olympia mayor on Friday, June 12, at 7:00 p.m. at Olympia Center.  The League is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that does not support/oppose candidates or parties.  Learn more about the work of the League and how to join at the League of Women Voters of Thurston County website.last_img

Cavs, 76ers get to see their tantalizing guard combinations

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH GRIZZLIES 111, 76ERS 89Brandan Wright scored 16 points as the Grizzlies improved to 2-0 in the preseason.Jahlil Okafor and Robert Covington each scored 13 for the 76ers.GRIZZLIES: Mike Conley and Marc Gasol sat out. … Chandler Parsons played 18 minutes and had five points. … Andrew Harrison scored 14 points and JaMychal Green had 11.76ERS: JJ Redick scored 11 points in his 76ers debut. … Joel Embiid and Dario Saric, who finished second and third in last season’s Rookie of the Year voting, didn’t play. … Emeka Okafor, the former No. 2 overall pick trying to make an NBA comeback from back injuries, had two points in 9 1/2 minutes.UP NEXT: Memphis (2-0) visits Atlanta on Monday. Philadelphia (0-1) hosts Boston on Friday.HORNETS 108, PISTONS 106Rookie Malik Monk scored 12 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter as Charlotte spoiled Detroit’s first game at Little Caesars Arena.Andre Drummond had 16 points and 15 rebounds in the Pistons’ preseason opener.HORNETS: Nicolas Batum sprained his left elbow and left 49 seconds into the game. … Jeremy Lamb scored 18 points off the bench. … Dwight Howard had 12 points and 11 rebounds. … Frank Kaminsky scored 13 points and Kemba Walker, Marvin Williams and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist all had 10. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cleveland Cavaliers’ Dwayne Wade (9) shoots over Atlanta Hawks’ Dennis Schroder during the first half of an NBA pre-season basketball game in Cleveland, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Phil Long)Dwyane Wade and Derrick Rose paired in the backcourt in Cleveland. Ben Simmons finally on the floor with Markelle Fultz alongside in Philadelphia.Two Eastern Conference teams with big aspirations got to see some of their tantalizing combinations together in their preseason openers Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT PISTONS: Avery Bradley scored 14 points in his first game since coming from Boston in a trade. … Tobias Harris had 13 points and nine rebounds.UP NEXT: Charlotte (1-1) visits Miami on Monday. Detroit (0-1) hosts Atlanta on Friday.PACERS 108, BUCKS 86Myles Turner and Lance Stephenson each scored 17 points in Indiana’s preseason opener.Gary Payton II had 15 points for a Milwaukee team that put no players in double figures.PACERS: Victor Oladipo, in his first game since coming from Oklahoma City in the Paul George trade, scored 15 points. Domantas Sabonis, the other played acquired in the deal, shot 3 for 11 off the bench for eight points in 14 minutes. … Darren Collison finished with 10 points, seven steals and five assists.BUCKS: All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo remains out following the death of his father. Also sitting out for the Bucks were Jabari Parker, Thon Maker, Jason Terry and Matthew Dellavedova. … Rookie of the Year Malcolm Brogdon had five points and three assists.UP NEXT: Indiana (1-0) visits Cleveland on Friday. Milwaukee (0-2) visits Chicago on Friday.MAVERICKS 118, BULLS 71Harrison Barnes scored 17 points, rookie Dennis Smith Jr. added 14 and Dallas cruised to its second victory in two preseason games.Robin Lopez and Paul Zipser each had 12 for the Bulls.BULLS: Chicago may have run out of gas playing for the second straight night. After a 26-point first quarter, the Bulls limped to the final buzzer with quarters of 17, 17 and 11 points. … Kris Dunn was 1 for 9 from the field and the Bulls were outscored by 21 points in his 21 minutes. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Cam Newton comments to female reporter ‘out of line’ Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Read Next LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games MAVERICKS: Dallas made 18 3-pointers. … Dirk Nowitzki had eight points and nine rebounds from the starting center spot.UP NEXT: Chicago (1-1) hosts Milwaukee on Friday. Dallas (2-0) hosts Orlando on Monday.NUGGETS 128, LAKERS 107Kenneth Faried had 25 points and seven rebounds in Denver’s second victory in three nights over the winless Lakers.Rookie Kyle Kuzma scored 21 points in a game where both teams rested top players in Ontario, California.NUGGETS: Nikola Jokic, Paul Millsap, Gary Harris and Wilson Chandler sat out. … Faried was 11 for 13 from the floor. … Jamal Murray scored 20 points, Mason Plumlee had 13 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists, and Emmanuel Mudiay finished with 13 points, six assists and five rebounds.LAKERS: No. 2 pick Lonzo Ball missed the game after injuring his ankle in Denver’s victory Monday. Brandon Ingram also got the night off. … Jordan Clarkson scored 13 points off the bench.UP NEXT: Denver (3-0) visits San Antonio on Sunday. Los Angeles (0-3) faces Sacramento on Sunday in Las Vegas. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Dennis Schroder had 18 points as the Hawks earned their first preseason victory.Love finished with 12 points and five rebounds in 15 minutes.HAWKS: Taurean Prince had 15 points and eight rebounds. … Dewayne Dedmon was 6 for 7 from the field and scored 13 points.CAVALIERS: Jae Crowder, acquired from Boston in the Kyrie Irving trade, started and scored eight points. … Iman Shumpert played a little over two minutes off the bench before leaving with a foot injury. … Kyle Korver shot 1 for 8, 1 for 7 behind the arc, against his former team. … Rookie Cedi Osman from Turkey had six points in 16 minutes of his debut.UP NEXT: Atlanta (1-1) visits Detroit on Friday. Cleveland (0-1) hosts Indiana on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Wade and Rose made their debuts for the Cavaliers, who got a great first impression from Kevin Love in the center spot. The former All-Star guards both scored seven points as Cleveland lost 109-93 to the Atlanta Hawks while LeBron James sat out while recovering from a sprained left ankle.The Cavs are making Love their starting center this season and he began the game with 3-pointers for Cleveland’s first two baskets.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPhiladelphia started the last two No. 1 overall picks together in its 111-89 home loss to Memphis. Simmons, who missed all of last season recovering from a broken foot, showed his versatility with six points, nine assists and seven rebounds. He shot only 2 for 8 and Fultz was worse at 2 for 13, finishing with four points in his first game.HAWKS 109, CAVALIERS 93last_img read more

Ravena-led crew rules Draft Combine mini-tournament

first_imgPBA IMAGESKiefer Ravena affirmed his place as one of the top amateurs in the country as he dominated the 2017 Gatorade PBA Draft Combine and led his team to the championship.Team A-2, composed of Ravena, Robbie Herndon, Jason Perkins, Lervin Flores, Chris de Chavez, Elmer Cabahug, and Christian Geronimo, bested the Jeron Teng-led Team B-3, 83-72, in the finals of the mini-tournament Tuesday at Gatorade Hoops Center in Shaw.ADVERTISEMENT Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Ravena, the former Ateneo stalwart, bagged majority of the awards in the two-day event including the MVP honors.“Maybe my competitiveness really showed up that I didn’t want to lose,” he said as his side completed a sweep. “My mindset is to really win as much as I can, whether individual skills or team competition, especially the team competition because I really wanted to help my team win and make my teammates look as good as I can here in the combine.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutRavena fired 12 points in the finals as Perkins topscored for their team with 20 markers.Herndon added 18 points, de Chavez got 17 markers, and Flores had 13, as their side took home the P75,000 cash prize. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Teng paced his team with 23 points, as he gained support from Ervin Grospe, who had 18 markers, and Dan Sara, who poured in 10.The runner-up squad also had Kyle Neypes, Gian Abrigo, and Zach Nicholls in their team.Ravena was joined by Perkins, Herndon, Teng, and Raymar Jose in the Mythical Five.In the battle for third, the trio of Gab Dagangon, Jett Manuel, and Jose led Team A-1 past Team B-2 of Emil Palma and Louie Vigil, 59-55.Dagangon got 20 points, Manuel unloaded 13 markers, and Vigil had 10.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Read Nextcenter_img Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Palma and Thomas Torres had 13 points each in a losing effort.The 2017 PBA Rookie Draft is on Sunday at Robinsons Place Manila.Cross-over Semis:First Game:A-2 61 – Ravena 15, Perkins 14, Flores 13, Herndon 12, De Chavez 3, Geronimo 0, Cabahug 0.B-2 58 – Vigil 12, Gabriel 12, Palma 11, Sumido 7, Torres 7, Sargent 6, Baltazar 3.Second Game:B-3 51 – Teng 17, Neypes 11, Abrigo 9, Grospe 8, Sara 5, Nicholls 0.A-1 45 – Manuel 11, Jose 10,  Moralde 8, Dagangon 7, Casiño 5, Apreku 4.Classification Games: Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Battle for Third:A-1 59 – Dagangon 20, Manuel 13, Jose 12, Casiño 7, Moralde 5, Apreku 2.B-2 55 – Palma 14, Torres 14, Vigil 12, Gabriel 7, Baltazar 5, Sumido 3, Sargent 0.Finals:A-2 83 – Perkins 20, Herndon 18, De Chavez 17, Flores 13, Ravena 12, Geronimo 0, Cabahug 0.B-3 72 – Teng 23, Grospe 18, Sara 10, Neypes 8, Abrigo 7, Nicholls 0. Calisaan scores 36, Stags knock off Knights for 4th spotlast_img read more

Inbound Marketing Strategy: Why SEO Is Better Than PPC

first_img 2. You have a different, more effective way to distribute the product and can reach customers more efficiently than others.  This expertise and know-how is hard to replicate. Life is good, for a little while.  Then one day there’s some new scrappy little startup that also has a “retail price optimization software” product (which for fun, we’ll say is 3.  Your costs of supporting and delighting customers are lower because we have some operational advantage that is going to be hard for others to reproduce. your In situations like this, a new entrant can drive up the average price of a click pretty effectively — without a lot of time, or for that matter, talent.  What concerns me about this is that this increase in Lets look further at #2.  Lets say that you’ve figured out some magical way to reach customers really cheaply for some product offering (we’ll say “retail price optimization software”).  By “cheaply”, I mean that although your conversion rate to leads is very low, the value per lead is so high that you’d happily pay the $12/click it is costing you on Google AdWords.  You’re making profits on those clicks.  You’d do this every day of the week (and in fact you do).  It’s your primary source of great leads.  [Side note:  People just don’t seem to be coming to your trade-show booth as often as they used to, but that’s a whole different story…] 1.  Your product/technology is hard to build so many would-be competitors would stay away and those that try, will likely fail. initial What are your thoughts?  Has SEO or PPC worked better for you?  Have you seen a rise in your average CPC (cost-per-click)? If you’ve ever talked to venture capitalists to raise money for a startup, you’ve probably been asked a variation of this question.  Your Laziness:  Why I Love SEO So Much More Than PPC Originally published Feb 20, 2008 12:58:00 PM, updated October 20 2016 Over the past couple of years, I’ve been telling many small business marketing people (basically anyone that would listen) that SEO (Search Engine Optimization) has one big advantage over PPC (Pay-Per-Click).  SEO is What’s Your Sustainable Competitive Advantage? Once you put in all the brilliant hard work to get leads and customers via SEO, it’s much harder for others to take that advantage away.  And, even if they do, you’re much less likely to be completely blind-sided by it, as you would be with PPC. strategically inferior to yours).  The product is so bad that CTOs and CFOs to whom it is demonstrated are known to run laughing from the room.  But, the startup has some venture funding and has decided to use it on PPC because the director of marketing just discovered Google AdWords.  They don’t know a darned thing about bid optimization.  They figure “hey, we want more customers, we’ll bid for the top spot!  $15/click doesn’t sound that high…”.  And that’s where the fun begins. costs per lead has nothing to do with the quality of the competitor or their product.  You wake up one day, and your cost of acquiring a customer goes up — and nothing else has really changed.  The advantage that you had built figuring out the right keywords and is greatly reduced and your profits are driven downward. Topics:center_img Contrast this to an investment in SEO (which is, I will agree, is much harder).  You do all the things that people do to increase their organic rankings for keywords that are relevant.  You author great, compelling content that is of real value to your target customers.  You get inbound links.  You start to show-up on high-quality websites in your industry.  Your rankings move steadily up (as does your traffic and leads generated through search).  This takes time, and your Before I dig deeper into this, I wanted to give credit to Aaron Wall from for sparking this article.  He had a recent post titled ” cost per lead may be higher (even though the clicks themselves are free).  But, I’d argue that this investment yields a much more sustainable advantage than PPC.  Now, if that scrappy young startup comes along and wants to compete, they can’t do it on the price per click alone.  It’s going to take Don’t get me wrong.  I have nothing against PPC.  For many businesses, it’s a great way to get profitable traffic through the search engines.  I just think that over the longer-term, an investment in SEO will likely yield better results and more sustainable competitive advantage. time to figure things out.  It’s hard.  It takes real work.  People are lazy.  Even if they are brilliant and work hard at it, it’s unlikely to change overnight.  If you’re tracking your inbound marketing data, you’ll know when they hit the top 100 rankings for your keywords.  You’ll see them moving up the rankings.  You’ll have some time to do something about it.  better because if you are able to somehow find an edge or advantage, you’re likely to hold on to this competitive advantage longer with SEO than you would with PPC.  Summary:  The argument comes down to this: