Flying V, Cignal nail top two

first_imgFilipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite MOST READ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES View comments LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube “We just wanted to do our best so we don’t lose our sharpness going into the playoffs,” said coach Eric Altamirano after the unstoppable Thunder—who are assured of an outright semifinal berth—improved to 9-0 to move within a win of an elimination sweep.Cignal HD joined Flying V in the top two after a 96-89 tripping of Centro Escolar University in the other game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Jason Perkins delivered 18 points, 10 rebounds and three assists to help the Hawkeyes climb to 8-2 and nail the second seed in the standings.Perkins sparked Cignal’s decisive 10-0 run in the third quarter, turning a 59-60 deficit to a 69-60 lead before fending off the Scorpions’ late rally. —WITH CARLO ANOLIN Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicanscenter_img Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ PBA IMAGESJeron Teng dropped a second straight triple-double for streaking Flying V as Cignal HD secured the last outright semifinals berth in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup on Tuesday.Teng, the leading MVP candidate, scattered 20 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists to power the Thunder to a 97-59 rout of Zark’s Burgers at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.ADVERTISEMENT Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Football dreams are made of this Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Cignal wins PVL men’s crown anew

first_imgCignal seized its second straight championship after topping Mega Builders, 25-23, 25-17, 22-25, 25-22, in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Ysay Marasigan topscored for the HD Spikers with 17 points, including the title-clinching block on Fauzi Ismail.ADVERTISEMENT Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend MOST READ Saku Capate added 16 points and was awarded as Finals MVP four days after being named conference MVP.Ismail fired a game-high 21 points for the Volley Bolt, who forced the winner-take-all following a five-set victory on Wednesday in Game 2.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’In the battle for third place, Air Force turned back Sta. Elena, 25-22, 25-20, 25-23.Alnakran Abdilla led the Jet Spikers with 25 points. Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangascenter_img Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments LeBron calls for love, unity before taking swipe at Trump Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Teen gunned down in Masbate LATEST STORIES 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stingslast_img read more

Scandal and justice: #MeToo reached the sports world in 2018

first_imgFILE – In this Jan. 19, 2018, file photo, Morgan McCaul gets hugs from other survivors after making her victim impact statement about Larry Nassar in the court of Judge Rosemarie Aquilina in Lansing, Mich. (Dale G. Young/Detroit News via AP)One by one they came forward, more than 150 in all. Fearful yet defiant. Vulnerable but resolute, buoyed by the hope of catharsis and the promise of justice.Standing in a Michigan courtroom last January, women and girls sexually abused by Larry Nassar confronted the former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor, and over seven draining days detailed the devastating effect the molestation had on their lives.ADVERTISEMENT Jordyn Wieber, a member of the gold-medal 2012 Olympic gymnastics team, planned to detail her allegations against Nassar quietly in a lawsuit. Yet as she watched other victims share the most difficult memories of their lives in open court, with their tormentor 20 feet away and a TV camera broadcasting it to the world, Wieber decided to testify, too.“I saw this effect and this power we as Olympians had by using our voice,” the 23-year-old Wieber told The Associated Press. “I felt really responsible to do that. If I could do one small thing in the world of gymnastics, the world of sports, this was it. I knew it wasn’t going to be easy, but I felt like it was worth it.”The young women also played a role in trying to hold USA Gymnastics and other organizations accountable for the way Nassar’s abuse went unchecked for decades.When USA Gymnastics continued to use the Karolyi Ranch training center in Texas even after victims told of how they were abused by Nassar there, reigning Olympic champion and Nassar victim Simone Biles went on Twitter to ask why. The organization announced almost immediately it was leaving the facility.Biles took then-USA Gymnastics president Kerry Perry to task in August for not speaking up to outline a way forward for the embattled organization. Perry resigned less than a month later.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “The fact Simone is able to effect the amount of change she’s been able to is a testament that athletes are starting to have a little bit of power,” said former gymnast Rachael Denhollander, who filed a criminal complaint against Nassar in 2016.The year 2018 also saw the swift downfall of former Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson — who sold the team and was fined $2.75 million by the NFL after he was accused of sexual harassment — and the continued pursuit of equal treatment of women in sports like tennis and soccer.The French Open angered some in May when it declined to seed three-time winner Williams following a 14-month break from tennis in which she gave birth to a daughter. Last week, the women’s tennis tour announced that starting in 2019, players coming off maternity leave or major injury may use a special ranking for up to three years upon their return.“Serena is mainly responsible for bringing that issue to the forefront: Should you be treated the same for pregnancy as you are if you miss time with an injury?” tennis Hall of Famer Chris Evert said. The new rule “obviously was an advancement in the women’s game.”The push by female athletes to transform their sports wasn’t limited to the U.S.The South Korean women’s curling team that won a surprise silver at the 2018 Olympics came forward in November to complain of verbal and psychological abuse by their handlers, a pattern that included withholding prize money and threatening to bench the captain after learning she wanted to start a family. The handlers admitted to some of the allegations but denied others while resigning under pressure this month.And members of Argentina’s women’s soccer team used social media to express mounting frustration over unequal treatment, including being barred from the training complex traditionally reserved for the men and receiving minimal financial support. Argentine soccer officials relented, allowing the women to work out at the same facility as the men.“Teams are standing up and saying — and it’s South America, it’s Africa, it’s Europe — ‘This isn’t good enough, this isn’t right,’” said two-time Women’s World Cup champion-turned-TV analyst Julie Foudy.As for the effect on the world outside sports, Denhollander, who is now a lawyer, said prosecutors have told her about a spike in the number of abuse victims from other walks of life coming forward since Nassar’s sentencing. Still, she cautioned that the Nassar case was just one battle in a continuing fight.“The cultural impact is huge,” Denhollander said. “The personal impact, feeling like they can finally tell someone, that’s huge. On the flip side, there’s a danger of feeling like we’ve accomplished more than we really have.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ABL: Alab Pilipinas wins again, downs Singapore Slingers Carlos Yulo bags 2nd gymnastics gold, settles for 2 silvers PLAY LIST 05:09Carlos Yulo bags 2nd gymnastics gold, settles for 2 silvers07:01In front of hometown crowd, Carlos Yulo captures SEA Games gold01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening02:14Carpio 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia LATEST STORIES View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk The #MeToo movement reached the sports world in 2018 with a scandal that reverberated not just in locker rooms and gyms but in courthouses, in boardrooms and at kitchen tables. The sight of women being not just heard but believed — combined with other breakthroughs for female athletes in the fight for fair treatment — created a sense of real momentum in sports over the past year.Female athletes “are taking control, and that’s what it’s all about,” tennis star Serena Williams said. “Taking control of who you are.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissWhile 2017 brought the downfall of TV personalities Matt Lauer and Charlie Rose and Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, a scandal in the sports world that had been brewing for a few years blew up in 2018 into shocking front-page news.Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison in a case that has had widespread and devastating fallout. Michigan State agreed to settle victims’ lawsuits for $500 million. The university president lost her job and was charged with lying to police. Others at the school or at gymnastics’ national governing body, USA Gymnastics, also face charges. And the future of the organization is in limbo.last_img read more

4 Counties Can’t Host County Meet

first_imgThe Ministry of Youth and Sports through the Department of Sports has announced that four counties have been cutoff to host the preliminary phase of the 2016/2017 National County Sports Meet. The Ministry said Nimba, Bong, Margibi and Bassa have already hosted the competitions from 2011-2015 are not eligible to host this year’s preliminary competition of the County Meet.The Deputy Minister for Sports, Henry B. Yonton, Jr., in an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer said the Ministry is inviting counties that have not hosted the competition during the period mentioned above to indicate their interest in providing the services that are grouped into two categories. He said interested counties in these categories should provide information demonstrating that they meet the required benchmarks.Towards that effort, the ministry has established a set of regulations to govern the rights and responsibilities of all counties interested to host the preliminary competition of this annual event.Minister Yonton named short listed criteria: as follows: That the interested county must have a stadium with inner fence, dress room, outer concert fence with VIP capacity with at least 10 rest rooms; and the county legislature caucus should attest to the expression of interest before submission.Others he said include the county’s willingness to construct a stadium containing inner fence, dress rooms, outer fence with VIP capacity with at least 10 rest rooms; must possess at least fifteen (15) acres of land with registered land deed and the county’s legislature caucus should attest to the expression of interest before submissionShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

FAMOUS DONEGAL HOTEL BOUGHT FOR JUST A SIXTH OF ITS BOOM PRICE

first_imgOne of Donegal’s most famous hotels is under new ownership and could be about to reopen after it was bought for just one sixt of its original price.Donegaldaily.com revealed last weekend how extensive work has been carried out on the Ostan Na Rossan hotel in Dungloe in recent weeks.The hotel, which has been closed for two years after going into liquidation, was bought by a Tullamore Investment Company. The company is believed to have €500,000 for the 48 bedroom hotel which was valued at € million during the peak of the boom.Capital Securities Corporation (CSC), who bough the premises, is headed by Seamus Sheerin and Ballyshannon man Pauric McShea.Agents CB Richard Ellis have not disclosed the selling price but they had been asking €500,000 for the hotel, which is currently closed. At one stage the previous owner Maurice McBride had been asking €3 million for the business.The hotel, with its panoramic coastal views over Donegal Bay, includes a traditional lounge bar, restaurant, function room and adjoining leisure centre. EndsFAMOUS DONEGAL HOTEL BOUGHT FOR JUST A SIXTH OF ITS BOOM PRICE was last modified: June 22nd, 2011 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)last_img read more

Breaking News: Gardai await post mortem after man’s body found

first_imgGardai say they are awaiting the results of a post-mortem after a man’s body was found in the toilets of a fast-food restaurant in Letterkenny today.The man’s body was found by staff of the restaurant this afternoon at around 2.30pm.He had earlier bought food in the restaurant before using the bathroom facilities. Staff immediately alerted the emergency service and ambulance personnel spoke to staff as others rushed to the scene.Medics tried to revive the man but he was pronounced dead at the scene.Gardai have sealed off the scene and are still continuing their investigation into the possible cause of the man’s death.Gardai have viewed CCTV footage as part of their investigation as well as interviewing staff about the man’s last known movements. The man’s remains are expected to be removed to Letterkenny University Hospital where a full post-mortem will be carried out.A Garda spokesman said that they are awaiting the results of the post-mortem to determine what direction their investigation will take.Breaking News: Gardai await post mortem after man’s body found was last modified: January 7th, 2018 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:bodyGardailetterkennypost mortemlast_img read more

Latest: Newcastle 0 QPR 0 – Green keeps Rangers level

first_imgQPR’s defence withstood sustained pressure from Newcastle in the first 20 minutes at St. James’ Park.Rangers were almost embarrassed early on when Steven Caulker, under pressure from Jack Colback, played a short backpass and Rob Green’s clearance cannoned off the Newcastle midfielder and dropped wide of the post.Harry Redknapp’s side worked overtime to get in blocks and headed clearances as Newcastle took the upper hand.Remy Cabella was the first to test Green, with a low shot from 15 yards that the QPR keeper fielded comfortably.Rangers’ first flash of inspiration came from Charlie Austin, when he dispossessed Paul Dummett and then fired an angled shot across goal.Ryan Taylor almost marked his first Premier League start since March 2012 with a goal when he was picked out unmarked on the edge of the box by Cabella’s corner, but Green tipped his effort over the bar.Cabella and Taylor combined again a few minutes later after Ayoze Perez had launched a swift counter-attack, and once again Green saved Taylor’s shot.QPR made two changes from the draw with Manchester City. Nedum Onuoha and former Newcastle man Joey Barton came into the side, with Mauricio Isla on the bench after his international exertions and Eduardo Vargas missing following the birth of his baby daughter. Newcastle: Krul; Janmaat, Williamson, Dummett, Haidara; R.Taylor, Sissoko Colback; Cabella, Perez, Ameobi.Subs: Elliot, Streete, Anita, Gouffran, Armstrong, Ferreyra, Cisse. QPR: Green, Onuoha, Caulker, Dunne, Yun, Barton, Henry, Sandro, Fer, Zamora, Austin.Subs: McCarthy, Traore, Phillips, Isla, Mutch, Kranjcar, Hoilett.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Six South African entrepreneurs on 2015 Forbes list

first_imgSix South Africans have made the 2015 Forbes list of the 30 most promising African entrepreneurs under 30.(Image: Forbes Magazine)Brand South Africa reporterMonths of research have whittled down Forbes shortlist of 150 entrepreneurs nominated by readers and editorial team to a list of just 30.  The final 30 were decided by a panel of judges from across the continent.“We worked for weeks, verifying and investigating, to whittle it down,” said a statement from Forbes Africa. “We favoured entrepreneurs with fresh ideas and took into account their business size, location, struggles and determination.”Forbes Africa called the list “thought-provoking and forward-looking”. The list applauds successful companies across a number of sectors, but there is a strong technology influence – 17 of the companies headed by these entrepreneurs are either tech-based or have technology as their base, such as through apps or online platforms.One of the most intelligent young brains in the universe and on Forbes 30 Under 30 list, Ludwick Marishane. (Image: Youth Village)Besides the six South Africans, there are five from Kenya, five from Nigeria, three from Uganda, two each from Cameroon, Zimbabwe and Ghana, and one each from Mali, Malawi, Republic of Congo, Ethiopia and Rwanda.South Africans on the list are:Bheki Kunene, 27, founder of Mind Trix Media: Mind Trix Media is a creative design company based in Gugulethu, Cape Town. He created eight jobs and a profit with his website-building company. According to Forbes, Kunene had a difficult start. He was falsely accused of murder and suffered a skull fracture in a car accident. Kunene survived to prosper, a lesson to entrepreneurs that if it did not kill you, or imprison you, it made you stronger, said Forbes Africa. That he managed to overcome these odds and build a powerful company earned him a place on the list.Doug Hoernle, 25, founder of Rethink Education: Rethink Education was established in an effort to make current technology more useful in the schooling system. “We saw the gap in the market where you find people paying R100 000 a year in school fees and yet they still struggle with fractions,” Hoernle said.Rethink’s platforms give pupils access to high school mathematics and science content in a chat-styled interface via mobile phones and the web. To date, Rethink Education has distributed maths and science content to more than 500 000 South Africans and is launching in Nigeria, Ghana and Zimbabwe.Julie Alexander Fourie, 28, founder of iFix: Fourie started iFix in 2006 from his residence room at Stellenbosch University. The company repairs broken and faulty Apple products and Samsung smartphones, and employs 40 people across the country. iFix services more than 4 000 clients a month through its branches in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.Fourie started the company in 2006 in his University of Stellenbosch dorm room, helping colleagues and friends repair broken and faulty iPods and computers. (Image: Speakerpedia)Ludwick Marishane, 25, founder of Headboy Industries: While still in high school, Marishane developed DryBath, “a gel that does all the work of a bath without water”. After school, he founded Headboy Industries, through which he released the product.The idea for DryBath was inspired by a friend of Marishane’s who was too lazy to bath. “Why doesn’t someone invent something that you can put on your skin and then you don’t have to bathe?” asked the friend. Marishane, born in Limpopo, was voted the best student entrepreneur in the world by the Entrepreneurs’ Organisation and Google named him as one of the most intelligent young brains in the universe.Max Hussmann, 29, founder, Elegance Group: Hussmann’s aviation business, Elegance Group, includes Elegance Air, sport consulting and aviation consulting. He was born in Accra and grew up in Germany, but now lives in South Africa.Elegance offers “the hour package flying principle” with chartered airlines, where companies are able to buy bulk hours of 25 to 50 hours and use them when it suits them. Hussman is also a 2016 swimming Olympic hopeful.Rupert Bryant, 29, co-founder of Web Africa: At just 14, Bryant dropped out of school and started running his own web development company. Two years later he became the co-founder of Web Africa, one of South Africa’s biggest internet service providers.Web Africa, today an $11-million (R133.5-million) a year business, was started with no money. In 2014, Bryant relaunched Accommodation Direct, an online tourism business that specialises in short-term accommodation rentals.Young Africans to watchThe other top 30 under 30 entrepreneurs, in alphabetical order, are:Abiola Olaniran, 26, Nigeria, founder, GamsoleAffiong Williams, 29, Nigeria, founder, ReelfruitAlain Nteff, 22, Cameroon, founder, Gifted MomAli-shah Jivraj, 27, Uganda, chief executive, Royal ElectronicsArthur Zang, 27, Cameroon, founder, CardiopadZangBankole Cardoso, 26, Nigeria, co-founder, Easy Taxi NigeriaBest Ayiorworth, 23, Uganda, founder, GipmoCatherine Mahugu, 27, Kenya, co-founder, SokoClarisse Iribagiza, 26, Rwanda, founder and chief executive, HeHe LabsClinton Mutambo, 25, Zimbabwe, founder, Esaja.ComEllen Chilemba, 21, Malawi, founder, TiwaleEmeka Akano, 28, Nigeria, co-founder, Founder2BeIssam Chleuh, 28, Mali, founder and chief executive, Africa Impact GroupJoel Mwale, 22, Kenya, founder, Skydrop EnterprisesKennedy Kitheka, 25, Kenya, founder, FundaMubarak Muyika, 20, Kenya, founder of Zagace LimitedOla Orekunrin, 29, Nigeria, medical doctor and founder, The Flying DoctorsRaindolf Owusu, 24, Ghana, founder, Oasis WebsoftRonak Shah, 27, Kenya, founder, Kronex Chemicals LimitedSangu Delle, 28, Ghana, founder, Golden Palm InvestmentsSenai Wolderufael, 28, Ethiopia, founder of Feed Green Ethiopia Exports CompanyStephen Sembuya, 28, Uganda, co-founder, Pink Food IndustriesTakunda Chingonzoh, 22, Zimbabwe, co-founder, Neolab TechnologyVerone Mankou, 28, Republic of Congo, tech entrepreneur, founder and chief executive, VMKSource: Forbes Magazine Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? 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Geocaching Connects Son to Father Lost in World War II

first_imgPavel and Renka, “TwiceRaP” and Steve Christensen “Coach Steve”A grassy field outside a Czech Republic village is sacred ground to geocacher Steve Christensen (“Coach Steve“).  The field remains nearly unchanged since an American bomber, carrying a crew of young airmen, crashed here in 1945. Coach Steve’s father piloted the plane. The B-17 was shot from the sky during the final months of World War II. Lt. Donald Christensen was killed in action, along with all but one of his crew.Coach Steve was born four months after the crash. He never met his father. His journey to discover his father’s story, visit the crash site and meet the local Czech people who call his father a hero took decades. It also took a little help from Czech geocachers.Steve grew up knowing little about his dad. He says, “Our mother remarried when I was four and because of the hurt of losing her first husband in the war, and not wanting to inject the old memories into a new relationship, I was never told much. Only that he was a pilot and was killed in the war. He was declared missing in action on March 2, 1945. That’s my mother’s birthday, and I was born on June 12.  I never knew my father, except by photos and what I have learned on my own and with some help from my brother.”Steve and his brother began to research their father over the internet in 2004. Steve says, “We found the 398th bomb group memorial site and found the mission he was on when he died and some very short eyewitness reports from other pilots… The first picture that came up was a picture of the crash with some German soldiers standing by it.  We could see a power line in the background and made note of that location in case we ever got there. The next picture that came up was of the memorial [to his father’s B-17 crew] in a little town called Slany. We were floored. We knew nothing about it.”Christensen crash site – notice the power lineBoth Steve and his brother traveled to Slany months after the discovery. But last year Steve was tempted to return to the Czech Republic. He would discover more than ever before, including remnants from the crash site. He says, “This last year was a big celebration at the memorial and an air show.”Steve, who started geocaching in 2003, searched for geocaches around Slany. He discovered a geocache called, “Pad americke letajici pevnosti B-17/Crash of B-17 (GC1M2ZX).”Lt. Ron ChristensenThe puzzle cache was hidden in 2009 by geocachers Pavel and Renka. Their geocaching username is TwiceRaP. Pavel is a retired Czech military officer. He says he created the cache to pay tribute to the sacrifices of military personnel and their families. The site of the crash is not far from his home.Pavel writes, “The whole family knows how hard the military life is and what it can bring along. Therefore we were very touched by the story of the American bomber crew that had happened close to our home. Even then it was very strong for us and close to our hearts.”Soon after creating the geocache, Pavel received an email from Coach Steve. Steve asked about the location and the geocache dedicated to the downed B-17. An email exchange started between the two men, who never met, didn’t share the same native language but did share geocaching. Pavel and Steve exchanged several more emails.Not long after, Steve arrived for the memorial service in the Czech Republic. To his surprise, a retired Czech military officer in full-dress uniform and his wife stood waiting for him. It was Pavel and Renko.Steve says, “That is were I met TwiceRap, two very nice people who had put a cache at the memorial.  He was there in uniform and she is just a stunningly beautiful woman.  They were very kind to me, and helped me find the cache.  I doubt I could have found it on my own because it was a mystery cache written in Czech.  We had emailed back and forth, but I had no idea they were going to be there in person.”Recent picture of the crash site over looking SlanyThe coordinates from TwiceRap’s cache brought Coach Steve nearly on top of the crash site. More than 60 years after the B-17 went down, Steve found a tangible connection to his father. He says, “One of our Czech friends took us out in the field where we thought the crash site was (the power line that showed up in the original photo is  still there) and we started to cast around with the metal detector.  Then I remembered the coords from TwiceRap’s cache and it took us to where we started to find small parts of the wreckage after 65 years.  We got a whole bag full of pieces.  Pretty exciting.”Steve taking VIP flight during the airshowPavel says he never expected their geocache would help connect a son to his fallen father. Pavel writes, “A thread leading through all this began on the fatal day of March 2, 1945, continued with the team TwiceRaP and ended up with the living geocacher Coach Steve, living in U.S.A., who found our cache about his own father.”Pavel wrote a blog post in his native Czech language about placing the cache and meeting Steve titled, “Not All Who Wander are Lost…” The post, translated in English, begins, “If it was not for geocaching, I would have never been able to tell you this story.”Steve had brought his nephew along to witness the occasion. Pavel met them both. He says, “Meeting with Steve has multiplied everything even more. Me and my wife were very proud that we had created this cache, that Steve contacted us from the U.S.A., that he came and that we could participate together in the ceremony, where we honored the fallen bomber crew in the presence of the son and grandson of the pilot. It is hard to describe these moments, but geocaching contributed to this meeting that has remained engraved in our hearts. Steve became the most important guest of both the memorial and the following air show.”Steve and his nephew at the memorial siteSteve’s been back in the United States awhile now. But the memory of the trip hasn’t faded, “I tell the story to any of my family who will listen. Some of my kids and grand kids show some interest, but I think it will mean more later.”Now after a lifetime without his father, when asked if he’s ever met him Steve says, “Only in my head and in my dreams. Since all the research we have done, I feel like I know him.” Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedTerezin Games Mega-EventJune 6, 2014In “Community”Underground — Geocache of the WeekFebruary 7, 2018In “Community”May the Geocacher of the Month Be With You: Comment NowJune 14, 2014In “Community”last_img read more

Pete Turner on Cultural Understanding, Caring, And True Influence – Episode #57

first_imgPodcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 55:09 — 50.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSVery few people have had the types of life experiences Pete Turner has had. His experience as a soldier and then later as a cultural consultant to the military and U.S. State Department during the Bosnian and Afghanistan conflicts gives him a perspective and skill set far beyond those of the average person. And you may wonder why a guy with that background is on a sales focused podcast. It’s because so much of what Pete has learned about culture and how to deal with people applies directly to the business and sales world. You’ll get it after you listen to this episode. It’s a bit longer than usual but you won’t care. It’s that good.Culture is like gravity, it is everywhere. Salespeople need to understand the culture they step intoClick To Tweet4th generation warfare and its relevance to business cultures.The term “4th Generation Warfare” is not a commonly heard phrase but it’s one that’s being used more and more to describe the way that warfare situations have changed in the last decade or two. Pete Turner brings his expertise in that realm into this episode of In The Arena to illustrate how there are many more things going on in every culture than most leaders and decision makers are aware of. And for salespeople, understanding the underlying cultural dynamics of a situation would win or lose the deal. You won’t be sorry you listened to this one. Spying (counterintelligence) is not really all that different from sales.Pete Turner spent a good deal of his military career in what is called “counterintelligence.” It’s spying, plain and simple – getting into the everyday life of a culture to discover important information that can help your side of the conflict. But Pete realized early on that his job was not to locate or identify the bad guys, his job was to get to know the culture and the people, to care about them, and to understand what his side of the conflict could to to win a lasting peace after the conflict was over. Sound anything like sales? It should. Be sure to listen so you can glean the insights Pete has to share.In human relationships show is fast and fast is slow ~ Anthony IannarinoClick To TweetRelationships are key to getting almost anything done in a culture.In a military conflict, The American way is often to come into the situation with the assumption that help is needed and that “we” are the ones to give it. But Pete Turner says that his experience as a counterintelligence officer and cultural consultant to the military has shown him something entirely different. It’s impossible to truly help if you don’t know the real situation on the ground and military leaders and diplomats are characteristically bad at getting that kind of intel. Many salespeople do the same thing: they make assumptions about the business culture they’re stepping into instead of investing in the relationships required to make a sales change happen. You’ll hear Pete’s insight and see how they relate to the sales process on this episode of In The Arena.  Organizational cultures require that you come in with respect. Any culture has its own unique set of “rules” regarding the way things work between people. If you come into a culture as a gung-ho salesperson without taking the time to communicate respect for the way things are done (through getting to know people and asking questions), you’ll inadvertently disrespect something valuable to the culture and quickly become an outsider who is not allowed in. On this episode you’ll learn how to ask questions, learn, and demonstrate respect that builds the relational clout needed to become an influence on the culture from your place outside of it. Every salesperson needs to learn these lessons.Salespeople need to build the kind of relationships that will withstand the ask ~ Anthony IannarinoClick To TweetOutline of this great episode How you can get aboard the Bob Burg mastermind event. The concept of 4th generation warfare. Why Anthony invited Peter Turner onto the show today. Why the concept of 4th generation warfare appeals to Anthony. What are 4th and 5th generation warfare? Was the American Revolution 4th generation warfare? Why the military conflict is not the end of the war. Pete’s deep experience in these types of situations. The “sales” portion of counterintelligence (spying). Why relationships matter in conflict resolution and sales. Pete’s time in Afghanistan. How the accountability ladder works and why it doesn’t work. Why leaders often try to impose their will against the culture’s wishes. The problems on the ground are often not the problems leadership sees. Why organizational cultures require respect from those coming in. Key lessons for business people from Pete’s experiences. Pete’s current work consulting and advising. The most important book Pete has ever read and why. Who has had the biggest influence on Pete’s thinking. Pete’s most important lesson in life. What would Pete do if he weren’t doing what he does now? What Pete hopes to be remembered for. 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