With cooler temperatures are forecast for the weekend, near-peak color is expected to emerge in the Northeast Kingdom and the higher elevations of the Stowe-Morrisville area of Lamoille County. State foresters say most areas of northeastern and north central Vermont are showing vibrant fall colors that are near, or in some higher elevations, at peak. Elsewhere, expect various stages of color across the state, including the mountain and river valleys where the foliage change ranges from early to mid-stage. ‘The foliage is nearing peak in the mountains of Richford, Montgomery and Enosburg. The valley is starting to show some very nice color (just getting to mid-stage color) and it makes a nice drive through the valley and into the Mountains,’ says Nancy Patch, Franklin-Grand Isle County Forester. The lower elevations along Lake Champlain remain predominantly green. Some hillsides in central Vermont appear to be muted this week, apparently due to a combination of weather-related factors. Longtime forester Russell Barrett explains, ‘Anthracnose (a fungus), a heavy seed crop, and saturated soils seem to be working overtime to make brownish-yellow the dominate color’ on these hillsides. Still, other areas in the region are showing the traditional bloom of red, orange and yellow. The color change is moving slowly into mid-stage in the lower Champlain Valley and the foothills of the Taconic and Green Mountains. However, the mountain ridges and pockets in the higher valleys from Middlebury Gap south to Danby, along the spine of the Green Mountains, are advancing fro mid-stage to near peak color with plenty of vibrant yellows, golds and oranges. ‘Many higher elevations also have nice patches of bright red, particularly Route 100 south from Warren to Rochester, Route 125 from Hancock to East Middlebury and Route 4 west from Killington to Rutland,’ reports spotter Tom Olson, Vermont Maple Museum. At the lower elevations across the broad Champlain Valley, he adds, ‘Soft Maples in marshy areas and around Lake Hortonia are displaying bright reds and oranges-a great contrast against the beige and brown backdrop of swamp grass, wild rice, and cat tails.’ In southern Vermont mid-stage color is showing along the higher elevations while the early stages in the valleys are splashed with the crimson of maples in moist soils. For current road conditions and detailed planning information, please check our frequently updated map: http://www.vermontvacation.com/vtopenforbusiness.htm(link is external) Best Bets: In northern Vermont, recommended scenic routes for peak color viewing include Route 114 between Lyndonville and Norton, Route 58 from Irasburg to Montgomery Center, Route 105 from North Troy to East Charleston, and Route 102 along the Connecticut River. Also try Route 232 through the Groton State Forest, Route 2 between Marshfield and Lunenburg, Route 215 in Cabot, and Route 15 between Walden and Cambridge. Good bets also include back roads in Burke, Peacham, Barnet and Danville, which offer a variety of close-up and long-range views. Look for nice vistas on Interstate 89 from South Royalton to Richmond. Colorful foliage can also be seen on Route 108 between Stowe and Cambridge, Route 100 between Warren and Stowe, and Route 12 between Montpelier and Elmore. Mid-stage to near-peak foliage color is also emerging in west central Vermont: Route 4 west from West Bridgewater to Killington and Sherburne Pass (including the Killington Ski Area Access Rd); Route 103 north from Ludlow to Route 7 (nearing peak); Route 140 west from Mt. Holly to Wallingford and Middletown Springs; Route 155 north from Weston to East Wallingford; and Route 7 south from Middlebury to Brandon. In southern Vermont, suggested drives include Route 11 between Peru and Chester, Route 30 between Winhall and Newfane, Route 7A between Manchester and Bennington, Route 35 from Townshend to Grafton, and Route 9 between Bennington and Brattleboro. The Vermont Hospitality Council advises making advance reservations because the most popular lodgings may fill early on busy weekends during the foliage season. Some innkeepers may require a minimum two-night stay, especially on busy weekends. Vermont tourism officials encourage visitors to take advantage of midweek specials during the foliage season as part of the statewide ‘Midweek Peek’ promotion. Deals range from discounted lodging to free Vermont products. For details, visit www.VermontVacation.com(link is external) Also available on the website are several tools for planning a Vermont Fall Foliage tour: Fall Foliage ForecasterLodging Availability ForecasterScenic DrivesFall Travel Tips For more information, visit www.VermontVacation.com(link is external). Sept 29, 2011
Jamaica has moved up one place in the latest FIFA/Coca Cola world rankings released yesterday.The Reggae Boyz who defeated the Cayman Island 4-0 in their latest match up in the CONCACAF, Nations League at the National Stadium on September 9, inched up a place from 54 to 53 to remain the number one ranked Caribbean team and fourth in CONCACAF.Ranked second in the Caribbean is Curacao who remains at 81 and Trinidad and Tobago who climbed one place to 91st, rounding out the top five in the Caribbean is Haiti who remains at 104 on the standings and Antigua who slipped a place to 127.Mexico leads CONCACAF after stepping up a place to 15th overall, ..above second place the USA at 22 with Costa Rica third after slipping five places to 37.In the meantime, FIFA world cup third place winner Belgium have joined world champions France as joint leaders of the rankings, the first time in the table’s 25-year history that top spot has been shared.The rest of the top five remains unchanged with five time world champions Brazil third in the world, above beaten world cup finalist Croatia in fourth.
TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth August 11, 2020 Share Share Related Articles Kindred marks fastest route to ‘normal trading’ as it delivers H1 growth July 24, 2020 Updating the market, Stockholm-listed industry affiliate marketing network Catena Media has confirmed the promotion of Pia-Lena Olofsson as new Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO).The executive appointment sees Olofsson current CFO of Catena Operations replace Claes Wenthzel as Catena group finance lead.Catena governance informs that Wenthzel has chosen to leave the company due to family reasons. Wenthzel will oversee a transition of duties with Olofsson, and will be reported as Group CFO for Catena’s Q1 2018 interim trading report.A seasoned finance veteran with experience in fast growth tech enterprises, Olofsson has previously acted as CFO & Head of IR for Swedish digital bank Collector.Updating investors, Henrik Persson Ekdahl, Acting CEO, Catena Media commented on the executive appointment“We are incredibly pleased to welcome Pia-Lena to the team at Catena Media. Her previous experience as CFO in OMX Large-Cap listed companies will be an important asset for us on our continued ambitious growth journey.”“At the same time, I would like to thank Claes Wenthzel for his time in the company, wishing him all the best for the future. We are happy that we get to keep Claes in the company during a transition period”
Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe front office has kept up communication with players, and they have common threads that keep them connected. But the coronavirus pandemic has led the league to ask them to keep physically separate.It brings a chill to the words LeBron James said just Tuesday after a loss to the Brooklyn Nets, when asked how the chemistry in the Lakers’ locker room has helped them navigate everything from a politically volatile trip to China to the tragic helicopter crash that took the life of Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others.“The best way to maintain your focus,” he said, “is being around the guys that you’ve been with throughout the season.”It’s been a common theme of the challenges the Lakers have faced this season: togetherness. Until now.The chemistry the Lakers talk about constantly was built, in many ways, overseas during their preseason visit to Shanghai and Shenzhen in October. Like now, but for wildly different reasons, the Lakers were encouraged to stay inside. Individual business deals and scheduled appearances were canceled. Players did not speak to the media. Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed LOS ANGELES — Unlike many gyms in many places, the Lakers’ practice facility was not empty on Friday.But it wasn’t vibrant, either.On Wednesday, which turned out to be the last day of practice the Lakers will have for a still unknown stretch, the session wrapped up with banter, shooting games and laughter. Two days later, the players who did choose to come into work came by themselves, following league-wide mandates and suggested health expert guidelines to keep distance from one another.History should already regard the last 12 months as the wildest year of the Lakers franchise. It’s been filled with challenges that few could have imagined – and when taken as a whole, it transcends imagining. Throughout those times, the Laker players have at least had each other’s company to ride out rough seas. Now thanks to a grimly necessary policy of social distancing, they don’t even have that. How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error In their hotel rooms, the Lakers spent significantly more time with each other than they originally planned. Lunches and dinners became team affairs.“To me, it was an early, good sign that we were going to have great chemistry this year,” Coach Frank Vogel said later. “When you deal with adversity before you really even hit the ground and you’re able to kind of grow and be together like that, it was just an early sign that our chemistry was going to be strong.”One of the relatively forgotten dramas took place not long after in October, as James and Anthony Davis were among those evacuated from their homes during the Getty Fire. James, in particular, detailed a harrowing early morning shuffle to get his wife and children out of their Brentwood home and into a hotel – an experience he shared with many Angelenos who found themselves potentially at risk.He went on to buy tacos for first responders fighting the fire. A day removed from the evacuation, he played in a victory over Memphis – a demonstration to his teammates that he was ready to play through even adverse off-the-court circumstances. That tone was set for the season down the roster as many of the Lakers have toughed out minor ailments: Eight players have played at least 54 of the 63 games so far this season.They were together again for what probably still stands as the most emotionally challenging event of the season: They learned of Bryant’s death mid-air during a cross-country flight home from Philadelphia. After Vogel went through the difficult business of telling them of the news one-by-one, they wept together. Many of them prayed together.Later that week, the team hosted a closed luncheon where they shared many of their favorite Kobe stories. For nearly a week, the Lakers were mostly bunkered in the practice facility with one another and did not speak with reporters.In their first game back at Staples Center against Portland, Vogel made a point to check in on everyone on the roster: “We all share in it this week. And we were all on that plane together.”Even as the NBA took small steps preceding the dramatic suspension of the season, the inference was that the Lakers would spend more time among themselves. Their locker room was closed. The presumption was that they would play games in near-empty arenas, which they didn’t love, but which they felt prepared for.The season had started with them isolated from the world – they could deal with that.Related Articles Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs “Just kind of like you’ve got to bring your own energy like you’re playing pickup,” Davis said. “It will be different. But that’s still our job to go out there and perform, and if that happens, that’s what we’ll do.”Now, they find themselves facing another challenge, but sequestered away in their own quarters. Some saw the adversity as a fire-hardening of sorts, one that would toughen the Western Conference leaders (49-14) for the grind of the playoffs. Now the season is in question, and so is everything the Lakers have worked for. They broke their playoff drought by clinching a postseason berth, but there might not be a postseason. With James at 35, his last best chance to win a fourth NBA title in his prime could be slipping away, and so could the Lakers’ best shot at No. 17 depending on many factors entering a pivotal summer, including Davis’ free agency.The players have provided subtle glimpses into how they’re filling time. Early in the week, LeBron James posted Instagram stories of old Heat highlights. On Friday, Alex Caruso was playing Fortnite on Twitch, the gaming streaming platform. Jared Dudley was tweeting while watching reruns of one of his games at Boston College.The Lakers are still all going through challenges, but for the first time, apart. For the toughest parts of the season, they had the game, and they had each other. Without those to lean on, they might be facing their most difficult stretch of all – and no one yet knows how long that will last.
Here at England Golf we’re telling the stories of our wonderful volunteers, starting with Liz Haughton, the junior organiser at Greetham Valley Golf Club, Lincolnshire.If you volunteer in golf we’d love to hear your story and what you have achieved. It will help us to develop our Volunteer Action Plan which will help shape the support we provide to volunteers, clubs and our partners.You can get in touch by contacting Matt Bloor, England Golf Volunteer Manager, at email@example.com But now, read on to find out about Liz Haughton (pictured):Liz got into golf because her husband played and quite quickly became a county player, then took a break to have a family before returning to the game when her children also began to play. Liz took on the role of Junior Organiser about three years ago because she felt there was an opportunity to improve the junior section at the club. This is her first volunteer role in golf.Creating a relaxed family atmosphere around the junior section has really worked at Greetham Valley GC. Parents are involved as much as possible, even playing in the roll-ups and this year the club held an Adult and Junior Pairs Open, which was a great success with around 50 entries.The members are great with juniors and there are no restrictions on playing in competitions at the club. However there are also junior roll-ups every week during the summer and varied social events throughout the year which have included trips to the British Masters and pre-season away days.Liz said: “Our Junior Section is growing year by year and by combining competitive golf and fun, social activities, we seem to have found the perfect balance!”Facebook plays a pivotal role in organising junior activity and has proved a great way for the juniors to connect with each other. There is a closed group for members and Liz has recently set up an open group, which is already attracting a good following.Matt Bloor, England Golf Volunteer Manager, commented: “The junior section has developed some really good young golfers and is also having team success in the County League. But, perhaps more importantly, the section has grown considerably under Liz’s tenure and is fantastic at retaining juniors because of the atmosphere and overall experience.”Liz gets great satisfaction from the role and the interaction with juniors: “Seeing the amazing progress that the juniors are making with their golf and their increased social confidence is incredibly rewarding. I am very proud of them all!”The Greetham Valley experience shows that creating a sociable environment and enjoyable experiences on and off the course are key components to developing a healthy junior section. Tags: Liz Haughton, Volunteer 21 Nov 2017 Golf’s hidden heroes – the stories of our volunteers
4 December 2013 Former South African president Nelson Mandela is to be honoured with an official Opus, the definitive publication chronicling the life and times of the anti-apartheid icon, it was announced in Johannesburg on Tuesday. Half a square metre in size and weighing in at 37 kilograms, The Nelson Mandela Opus will tell Mandela’s story in a unique and definitive way, featuring the finest writers along with stunning images displayed on an unprecedented scale. The Mandela Opus will pay tribute to Madiba in the year of his 95th birthday, with the publication set to coincide with South Africa’s 20 years of democracy in 2014. Only 10 000 copies will be available worldwide, while derivatives of the Opus will be available to make the ultimate work produced on Mandela’s life accessible to millions around the world. “We are excited about the Mandela Opus, which is another way of taking Tata’s legacy to people all over the world,” Mandela’s grandson, Ndaba Mandela, said at the announcement of the project at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory in Johannesburg on Tuesday. “There can never be enough ways of telling his story.”‘Unique not only in size’ The Opus collection is a series of the largest works ever produced on selected iconic stories, organisations and personalities, including Ferrari, Manchester United, Michael Jackson, Sachin Tendulkar and the Springboks. Opus, Matchworld and Africa Rising, in collaboration with the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory and the House of Mandela, will publish the The Nelson Mandela Opus, with award-winning journalist Ryland Fisher, a former Cape Times editor and author of the book Race, tasked with editing the epic publication. There exists an almost inexhaustible amount of subjects on Mandela, with hundreds of books written about him. The challenge, as Fisher realised as soon as he began to dig deeper into the legend that is Madiba, is what to leave out. “This is the biggest tribute that you can ever think of to pay to such a great South African, and part of the challenge we had was to ensure that the unique thing about the book not only be its size, but the unique elements in the book,” says Fisher. Fisher has gone to great lengths to find the untold stories of people’s encounters with the great man. “For instance, the chapter on the day of Madiba’s release is unique because we spoke to various people involved in different parts of his release,” Fisher says. “We also spoke to someone who was in the house with Madiba before he came out, we spoke to the person who drove his car, we even spoke to another guy who walked around on the Grand Parade with a gun hidden under his coat, looking for potential people who might want to take Madiba out.”Accounts of family, friends, international leaders The Opus will be filled with writings by a historian on Mandela’s history, looking at the economic, political and social situation in the world at each of the key points in Mandela’s life. While the book will explore his life in great detail, it will also include the emotional accounts of friends, family, comrades, and international leaders and personalities. “We’ve got this fantastic story about his family and how part of the family felt they were neglected because all the publicity and attention was on only one part of the family,” says Fisher. “When we did the interviews with family members, I really thought we would get a sanitised version of history, and people would not be open and honest with us. What we’ve got was actually amazing – we got the family members speaking, ‘warts and all’, really.” Celebrated South African photojournalist Benny Gool, who chronicled the life of Madiba, is the official photographer for the Opus and had to wade through thousands of images for the book. “We ended up with close to 20 000 images … and we are moving to a point where we will end up with a minimum of 2 000 images, and from there we will draw on whatever will end up in the book,” says Gool, adding: “What is nice about this book is that you can display images like I’ve never seen in a book.” The foreword to The Nelson Mandela Opus will be written by Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. It will also feature special contributions by people such as Bill Gates, Naomi Campbell and Sir Richard Branson. It will include a personal account by South African President Jacob Zuma on his recollections of Madiba, while former US president Bill Clinton and Madiba’s fellow Nobel Peace laureate and former SA president FW de Klerk will also add their voices to the Opus. Poet Zolani Mkiva, who has been Mandela’s traditional praise singer for 13 years, has been tasked with ensuring historical accuracies in the book, particularly around traditions and Madiba’s heritage. “In a book like this that will be going global, what we want to do is mainstream the African heritage which he comes from,” says Mkiva. “You will realise that in terms of his early influences on leadership, his love for the community started from his grassroots, and we didn’t want to leave that out.” SAinfo reporter and Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest There are plenty of market factors at play currently and few are positive for increasing corn, soybean and wheat prices. Stagnated demand growth and ample grain supplies from another robust year of production do not leave much opportunity for price improvement, said Matt Roberts, an agricultural economist with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.“U.S. prices for corn remain weak on the back of two record harvests,” he said. “Combined with good to excellent yields in major growing nations, global corn and feed grain supplies are quite large.”Roberts said that growers should continue to expect to see $3.50 to $4 per bushel corn, $8 to $9 soybeans and $5 for wheat until prices are low enough to drive acres from production or demand growth from developing countries like India soaks up the expanded acreage from recent years.Adding to the problem is significant uncertainty from China, that may be reversing its trend of importing corn.“Uncertainty about China’s plan to reduce domestic corn stocks means that not only will China not import corn in 2016, but may actually be an exporter,” he said. “Worries about China’s economy have also kept a lid on Chinese import demand for soy. While soybean imports remain solid, another year of explosive growth in soybean imports doesn’t appear to be in the cards.”Also at play is the uncertainty surrounding several factors in South America.“Argentina also may be de-stocking grains and reducing export tariffs on grain,” Roberts said. “These things will make a lot more supply which could be unsettling. We have had two good years of weather in the U.S. and South America, but a strong El Niño this winter could hurt South American crops. The soil in Brazil cannot hold moisture. It needs repeated shots of moisture and it is not getting it.”The good news is that, though demand is not growing much, it remains fairly strong.“Strong demand remains in place and if we are off at all next year prices will rise again,” Roberts said. “There is a pretty high hurtle to clear for prices to remain this low next year.”In the meantime, there are ways farmers can prepare for the tough months ahead.“Farmers should build working capital, pay taxes, lower your land costs, fix your interest rates and bank some cash if you can. No, this isn’t a happy message, but this is the reality now,” he said. “ If you did have a good year this year, it is OK to pay taxes. Build working capital if you have the opportunity. It is going to be two or three more years until we start to see the increasing demand.”
IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Tags:#Analysis#enterprise#Trends 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Related Posts Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Employee participation and information overload are two of the most common concerns regarding enterprise 2.0 adoption, but Carl Frappaolo, writing at Information Architected, highlights a significantly greater concern: accuracy of information. The problems of cultivating collaboration and creating, finding and filtering information are secondary to the problem of ensuring that the information that both employees and the public access is up-to-date and factually accurate. Fortunately, read/write technologies can be a boon to the correction of error in the enterprise.Frappaolo makes a surprisingly relevant reference to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, comparing BP’s PR spin to incorrect information in enterprise content management:I keep my outrage and disgust about this entire situation in check – the point I want to raise here is this, if left unchecked and un-managed, garbage such as this could potentially be retrieved as “fact.” Content authentication and source identification are critical to a comprehensive ECM strategy.Internet and intranet sites alike have the potential to provide access to a wealth of content, but can contain “garbage” among the “jewels”, garbage as rank and lethal as the oil “spill” itself. (OK I snuck that in.)Consumers of content need to be diligent in filtering garbage from “fact”, or be assured, as is the case with our client going forward, that systems are in place to control publication. I am not advocating censorship, but ECM systems need to provide some approach to quality control, tailored to the scope and needs of individual situations. Fact checking, authority and credentials of authors, and/or providing clear and blatant identification of authorship are all steps that can be taken to at least let the reader decide what is content and what is “garbage”.But, in the work place, deliberate deception isn’t the the most common source of incorrect or misleading information – human error is. And mistakes are inevitable. In a true “read/write enterprise” employees are not only empowered to contribute information, but to draw attention to and correct false information. Unlike a binder on a dusty shelf, a corporate wiki can be instantly updated with correct information if an error, or need for clarification, is found. Also, the corporate intranet, employee manual and other formal documentation probably aren’t the enterprise’s only repositories of knowledge – employees’ minds often hold far more organizational information than any physical or digital information system. And employees transmit that information verbally, sometimes in trainings but often in informal ways. And when information travels through imperfect, noisy channels – like word of mouth or gossip – error creeps in. If a group of employees receive false information and spread it around, it can take days, weeks or even years for someone to realize the mistake and try to let the right employees know.When discussions are made public, searchable, and – as Frappaolo calls for – attributed, it becomes much easier to transmit information accurately and trace down the source of incorrect information. A correction can be mentioned in a discussion thread or appended to a document immediately, hopefully before false information becomes ingrained in an employees consciousness.For example, if an employee asks a procedural question on the company’s microblog, they can receive answers from people outside their immediate area and department – and managers can see how the question was answered and give a prompt and authoritative correction to any mistaken answers. In this case, errors can become useful learning experiences instead of of malevolent contagions.It may take years for organizational culture to make the shift from the proverbial water cooler to participatory digital media (and unfortunately, this paradigm may not translate well to news media), but the sooner it happens the sooner information can be codified and corrected.Photo by o b s k u r a Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… klint finley
Gratitude is completely free. You can say thank you over and over again, and it won’t cost you a thing. But, if said sincerely, it will be priceless to the recipient.Recognition also costs you nothing. Recognizing the effort someone made–win or lose–is easily done. There is always someone who has done something that deserves to be publicly celebrated. Priceless to them; free for you.You can ask someone if they need help. There are people who need your help. They need your support. You don’t have to open your wallet to help someone. Sometimes all you need to give them is a little bit of your time.People need to be heard. You can help them with that need by sitting quietly and listening. Make listening your agenda instead of listening to respond. If you really listen, you will be giving someone else an enormous gift. It costs you nothing.Ask someone to help you. Some people need to be needed. Asking them to share their opinion, to share their ideas, or to share their experience proves you believe their thoughts and feelings are important. Totally free.Encouragement is free. You can support someone in their endeavor by reminding them that you believe in them even when they don’t. It’s sometimes all they need.You know how I feel about relationships. People need friends. They need human relationships. You can offer your friendship to someone who needs it without spending a dime (if you don’t want to). Knowing that someone cares for and about you is a deep human need, easily satisfied by a thoughtful action.All of the things on this list will improve your results because they improve your relationships. They directly improve who you are a person (and especially as a leader). None of them costs you anything other than the tiniest bit of effort and your time. But they produce outsized results.Don’t skip the questions.QuestionsWho are you going to say thank you to right now?Who are you going to recognize right now?Who are you going to offer to help tomorrow morning at 8:35 AM?Who are you going to sit and listen to with no agenda other than ensuring that they know they’ve been heard?Who are you going to call to ensure that they know you need their advice?Who is about to give up and needs an encouraging word?Who could use a real friend? 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 Now
AFP official booed out of forum NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Read Next LATEST STORIES Corpus Christi, Texas—For revered promoter Bob Arum, Jerwin Ancajas reaching the level of success Manny Pacquiao has attained will be too much to ask.Even then, however, the 86-year-old boxing Hall of Famer, believes Ancajas is destined for greatness like his idol and benefactor.“If he (Ancajas) will be able to achieve mini-half of what Manny has achieved, I’d be very happy,” said Arum, who has signed the International Boxing Federation champion to a six-fight contract under his Top Rank Promotions, on Friday.Ancajas caught Arum’s discerning eyes when he fought in the undercard of Pacquiao’s ill-fated defense of the World Boxing Organization welterweight crown in Brisbane, Australia, in July last year.That time, Ancajas stopped Japanese Teiru Kinoshita in the second defense of his 115-pound title.“He’s a really nice kid. Humble and kind just like Manny. And he could really fight.“His life story is somewhat epic like Manny and is dedicated as a fighter. He has the Manny pedigree.”If Ancajas wins impressively, Arum has grand plans for MP Promotions’ first world champion.Apart from more lucrative purses, Top Rank is bent on pitting him against the talent-laden division’s best like World Boxing Organization king Naoya Inoue of Japan and World Boxing Council titlist Srisaket Sor Runvisai of Thailand.ADVERTISEMENT Jaja wants more from self, NU after opening day win over Adamson Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending 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 MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises View comments