At the beginning of this year’s volleyball season, middle blocker Berkeley Oblad was ready for a great senior year. In 2017, Oblad was a team leader, recognized for many of her achievements that season. She received All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention, Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention, AVCA All-American Honorable Mention and AVCA All-Pacific South Region Honorable Mention. But early in the 2018 season, everything changed for the Utes when Oblad found out she could no longer play and was out for the season due to an elbow injury. “I kind of hurt it last October,” Oblad said, “It was a normal practice and I had just gotten a nice block. I could feel some pain that didn’t end up going away. Throughout the rest of the season, I practiced with one arm and played in games with two. I really thought it got better over the summer, but during double days I could feel that pain again. I then got one good block at the beginning of the season, and I could feel … [Read more...] about While Oblad Steps Down, Choy Steps Up
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Sport by Press Association October 9, 2018, 3:47 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Sport newsletter Under-pressure Jose Mourinho should not be held solely responsible for Manchester United’s struggles this season, according to Frank Lampard and Wayne Rooney. Mourinho’s problems keep stacking up as he faces the possibility of a Football Association charge later this week for his comments as he walked along the touchline immediately after his side defeated Newcastle at the weekend. The result – United came from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at Old Trafford – relieved some of the strain on Mourinho, although the Red Devils are already cut adrift from the leading Premier League contenders. Three defeats in eight league matches have led to questions about Mourinho’s future at United, but both Lampard and Rooney believe the players need to take some responsibility for their current plight. Derby boss Lampard, who worked under … [Read more...] about Players need to step up and take heat off Mourinho, say Lampard and Rooney
By Funmi Ajumobi When I heard that children between age 7 and twelve now go into cultism, I couldn’t believe it until I heard from Dolapo Badmus, the Zonal PPRO Ogun and Lagos State on early morning show on Television describing vividly how it happened and how the parents of the victims were surprised to see their children arrested. Where had the parents missed it in parenting their children? Is working to make ends meet an excuse to neglect the first duty God gave every parent to do? Are the parents of the olden days not working? Yes. They were working but their children welfare takes the uppermost in their heart. We had nurses, traders, teachers and professionals and they still create time for their children. According to Dolapo, how many parents come late and still check on their children school bags and wardrobes to be sure things are alright with them? How many of our neighbours can correct or report our children to us nowadays when school teachers pampers … [Read more...] about Cultism among children, Parents, take responsibility
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Building the culture you want throughout your business can be hard - but changing it can be even harder. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto. This content is subject to copyright. Changing one person’s mind about something can require significant effort – but how do you change the attitudes of an entire workforce? Turning Factor director Kathryn Horton. Picture: Ian Burt The demands on modern businesses – staff wellbeing, waste reduction, social responsibility, as well as fundamental profitability – can at times call for radical change. When that happens, ensuring that the workforce has the same motivation for change as the management can be difficult. Likewise, middle managers may feel equally frustrated at getting those above them to listen to their concerns. Understanding how to make change happen - and what to prioritise - can leave some leaders frozen in fear, even when they know what they need to do. This is where the experts in company culture come in. … [Read more...] about Hearts and minds: How do you change the culture of a workforce?