News in brief: Solanke award, Whites keeper joins Boro, Doughty back

first_imgSolanke is seen as a major prospectChelseaTeenager Dominic Solanke has been named England men’s youth player of the year. His four goals helped England win the European Under-17 Championship in May and as a result he was named Uefa’s Star of 2014.FulhamWhites goalkeeper Marek Rodak has joined Conference South side Farnborough on a two-month loan deal. Rodak played a key role in Fulham’s run to the FA Youth Cup final last season, and he made the first team’s matchday squad for the first time last month when he was an unused substitute for the win at Leeds. Among Rodak’s team-mates at Farnborough will be Brentford defender Gradi Milenge, who joined yesterday on a month-long loan.FA Youth CupHolders Chelsea will host either Swansea or Doncaster Rovers in the fifth round, if they can overcome Huddersfield Town next week. The young Blues play their fourth-round tie against Huddersfield at Aldershot on Tuesday but, should they win, they will not know their next opponents until the Swans meet Doncaster on 21 January. All fifth-round ties are to be played by 31 January, unless mutually agreed otherwise.QPRMidfielder Michael Doughty has returned to Loftus Road from his loan spell at Gillingham. The 22-year-old made 13 appearances for the Gills in all competitions and was due to be with them until 24 January, but the change in management at the Priestfield has seen him return earlier than scheduled.Ryan WilliamsThe Fulham midfielder’s loan spell at Barnsley has come to an end. Australian Williams, 21, played seven times for the League One side.BrentfordGoalkeeper Mark Smith has extended his loan at Hampton & Richmond Borough for another two months. The 18-year-old, a former QPR youth-team keeper, first joined the Ryman League side in October but will now stay at the Beveree until the middle of March.WealdstoneGoalkeeper Jonathan North has won the Conference South player of the month award for December. North conceded only two goals in four league games during the month, as the Stones remained unbeaten.Hampton & Richmond BoroughThe Beaver will host a Brentford XI in a friendly on Tuesday 17 February.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

49ers’ Nick Bosa relishes Ohio State reactions more than NFL award

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Rookie Nick Bosa is the first 49ers defensive lineman in nearly 15 years to win NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors. In his words, he couldn’t care less.What Bosa did relish was the reaction from fellow Ohio State alumni for Monday night’s dismantling — and flag-planting celebration — against Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns.“That was the real thing. We wanted some revenge there,” Bosa said Wednesday, alluding to Mayfield’s antics in leading Oklahoma over Ohio …last_img read more

Future You: How to Leave the Past Behind

first_imgAn email from a reader this week started by recognizing that I am always making “course corrections.” He is correct, but I prefer the word “iterate.” My willingness to confess to getting things wrong and making corrections is the measure I use to prove I am growing. If you are not changing your mind, I promise you are not growing up, waking up, or cleaning up. You have to leave the past behind, and build the person that comes after the person you are now.The writer asks if I wish I had made adjustments sooner or done some things differently. He wishes both that he had done things sooner or differently. His note ends with this question:“Do you wish you had done things differently? This question could be worded a variety of ways, but I’m trying to glean to the heart of how you process these thoughts and reflections…if you ever have them?”The Podcast QuestionA lot of podcasts on which I have been a guest have ended by asking what advice I would give to my 21-year old self. I used to answer the question with some guidance, but it never felt right to me. I was trying to provide an answer. I now answer this question the same way every time: “I wouldn’t offer him any advice at all. Every decision before and after that age brought him to this point, including all of his beautiful mistakes.”There is an absolute power in acceptance that isn’t available to those who live in the past.On Time MachinesThere is nothing I can do about the things I might have done differently. Nor can I do anything about adjustments I might have made sooner. You and I are both deprived of the option to alter the past. The exercise in itself isn’t beneficial unless you have a time machine.The way you process your experience tends to fall into one of two frames:Regret (Negative): Looking to the past to review mistakes and missteps with a sense of regret, is to view the events as unfavorable. In many cases, you see the experience as negative because of your interpretation. It is to believe the experience was devoid of any value. Maybe you have noticed that people who make excuses tend to live in the past and use this negative lens?Lessons (Positive): I’ve searched my memory while preparing to write this, and I am unable to find anything I wished I done differently or sooner without having derived some valuable lesson from it. The things I wished I’d done differently have provided me with the education to make better decisions now. The things I wished I had done sooner have taught me to take action instead of waiting. You might recognize that people who use this frame tend to use the lesson to improve their results in life?The way I process these things is to value my mistakes like I value adversity. I am as grateful for the experiences others might see as unfavorable because the mistakes, unforced errors, and adversity was of as great a benefit as much as anything. You would not be who you are now without the path that brought you here. If you are grateful for who you are now, then you have to be thankful for the path.Recently, my friend, Jeb Blount and I were talking, and he described his childhood as not being as difficult as mine. I stopped him to tell him that if I ever made him think I had a tough childhood, that is was not accurate. It’s true that I was (and still am) a feral cat as opposed to a domesticated, indoor, house cat. Of the two animals, one is free and the other a dependent.What Is Your Temporal Address“If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.” – Lao TzuYou have a temporal address that describes where you live. If your mind lives in either the past or the future, it is not available for the present. If your temporal address is in the past or the future, you need to fill out a change of address card and relocate to a better neighborhood.Choosing Your Future RegretsChristopher Hitchens, an intellectual and polemicist of the first order, and one the best writers in the history of the art died of esophageal cancer in 2011. In an article for Vanity Fair in the time leading up to his death, I remember him writing about “choosing your future regrets.” Not very many ideas have contained as much power or have struck me quite as hard. You are going to have them, so you should choose them carefully.If you view that through the “negative lens,” you will not recognize the value. If you consider it through the “lessons lens,” you will realize the importance of answering the most prominent questions correctly. When an interviewer asked Hitch if he would have lived without drinking, smoking, and partying had he known he was going to get cancer, he replied that he would not have, but he might have stopped a little sooner. Those decisions were his path.The Value of Lessons“Life is about execution rather than purpose.” – Nassim Nicholas TalebYou may have noticed that the way you perceive time is that it is always right now. If that is true for you, then maybe you make the present your temporal address, the place where you live. You are right now deciding what Future You is going to regret. In this regard, execution is purpose.There is nothing you can do about the past. It is inaccessible to all modifications. You can, however, derive the lessons from the past that guide you now.If you still have breath in your body, it is never too late to start. Stephen Covey published his first book when he was 54 years old. George Leonard started on the journey that ended with him becoming an Aikido master at an even later age. Instead of regretting something in the future, what do you need to start? Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

French Open champ Ostapenko on the rise again in WTA rankings

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games The top 10 remains unchanged as Wimbledon gets underway although third-placed Czech Karolina Pliskova, the winner at Eastbourne, is closing the gap on second-placed Simona Halep of Romania.WTA ranking:FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Angelique Kerber (GER) 7,035 ptsSimona Halep (ROM) 6,920Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 6,855Serena Williams (USA) 4,810Elina Svitolina (UKR) 4,765Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 4,550Johanna Konta (GBR) 4,400Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 4,310Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 4,010Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 3,985Venus Williams (USA) 3,941Petra Kvitova (CZE) 3,135Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) 3.110Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 3.095Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 3,060Elena Vesnina (RUS) 2,831Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 2,580Madison Keys (USA) 2,523Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) 2,325Timea Bacsinsky (SUI) 1,873 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko celebrates after winning the second set against Britain’s Johanna Konta during their women’s singles third round tennis match at the ATP Aegon International tennis tournament in Eastbourne, southern England, on June 29, 2017. AFPSurprise French Open winner Jelena Ostapenko resumed her rise up the rankings to number 13 ahead of her Wimbledon opener on Monday.The Latvian who jumped 35 places last month to 12th spot following her shock triumph at Roland Garros, then slipped back to 14th place last month, is on the rise again after reaching the third round of the Eastbourne tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Dying at Wimbledon would have been acceptable—Bartolicenter_img Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena MOST READ What ‘missteps’? LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View comments Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’last_img read more

Hidilyn Diaz wins silver in Asian Weightlifting Championships

first_imgFILE — Hidilyn Diaz of Philippines celebrate at the podium during the victory ceremony for the women’s 53kg weightlifting event during the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 21, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / MONEY SHARMAMANILA, Philippines— Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz moved up to a heavier weight class and still ended up on the medal podium.The Filipino weightlifting heroine carried 94 kilograms in the snatch and followed it up with a 115 lift in the clean and jerk for a 209-kg total to claim the silver medal late Monday in the 2019 Asian Weightlifting Championships in Ningbo, China. ADVERTISEMENT Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Rafael Nadal to face 63rd-ranked Leonardo Mayer in Barcelona Open The continental meet is a qualifier to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, allowing Diaz to successfully position herself for an unparalleled fourth straight stint in the Olympics.The Asian Games gold medalist in the 53kg moved up to the 55kg class after Diaz’s weight category was scrapped.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew ‘Unlikely names’ put ‘ouster matrix’ in doubt – Lacson PLAY LIST 02:21‘Unlikely names’ put ‘ouster matrix’ in doubt – Lacson00:35Hidilyn Diaz wins Philippines’ first gold medal in 2018 Asian Games01:50Palace defends Duterte’s absences from Asean events02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View commentslast_img read more