SMB, new-look Star open 2017 PBA Season

first_imgShanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND June Mar Fajardo. PBA IMAGESDefending champion San Miguel begins its bid for a third straight Philippine Cup when it opens the 2017 PBA Season against Star on Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The league released its full schedule on Monday prior to the preseason press conference at Makati Shangri-La.ADVERTISEMENT Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town EDITORS’ PICK The tournament will also see six out-of-town games with Antipolo, Lanao del Norte, Cagayan de Oro, Iloilo, Cebu, and Angeles City serving as hosts.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports The tiff between the retooled Beermen and the new-look Hotshots will be the lone game in the season-opener, eith the opening ceremonies to start at 4 p.m.It will also feature Paul Lee’s debut with Star as goes it up against three-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo and the powerhouse Beermen.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentMac Belo will make his PBA debut for Blackwater against fellow rookie Matthew Wright and Phoenix while rebuilding contenders Rain or Shine and TNT face off on Nov. 23.Mahindra takes on GlobalPort and Alaska go up against NLEX on Nov. 25, while Governors’ Cup finalists Ginebra and Meralco make their season debuts on Sunday, Nov. 27 to complete the opening week, all to be played at the Big Dome. Ginebra and Star renew their rivalry on Christmas Day while San Miguel takes its crack at Ginebra on Jan. 8.James Yap will also face his team for 12 years when Star takes on Rain or Shine on Dec. 18.NLEX coach Yeng Guiao also meets his former stud Paul Lee on December 7, while the fiery mentor prepares for Rain or Shine on Dec. 23.Old rivalries will be renewed when last year’s Philippine Cup finalists San Miguel and Alaska cross paths on Dec. 3 at Araneta Coliseum.Alaska wages war against Commissioner’s Cup champion Rain or Shine on Jan. 4, while Ginebra and Meralco take on each other on Jan. 14 in Iloilo.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas MOST READ Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine We are young PH among economies most vulnerable to virus As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise NBA: Cavaliers’ three-point barrage helps cool off hot Hornets View commentslast_img read more

Gender bending

first_imgAt the recent Milan menswear shows, the models wore leggings. In Paris on Friday, they sported tiny gold evening purses dangling from link chains. It is safe to pronounce androgyny a trend for next winter when even the august French house of Louis Vuitton sends out gender-bending models. Guests gathered at the Vuitton flagship store on the famed Champs-Elysees, where ushers whisked them by elevator to the sixth floor, designed to resemble the interior of a Paris subway station. “You are in the Louis Vuitton station. It’s an invitation to travel, to go wherever you want,” Yves Carcelle, president of Louis Vuitton, told The Associated Press with a laugh. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Mentoring Blooms Over Time – Plant Some Bulbs !!

first_imgI have lived in Ohio for the majority of my life. I love the Midwest because I get to experience all four seasons in a year. My favorite season is happening even as I type. I love Fall because the temperature drops and it’s chilly and brisk most days. It’s also when trees shed the green they’ve been exhibiting through the Spring and Summer to show they’re true beautiful colors. Everywhere you look you see a mix of yellows, reds and oranges. It’s stunning !!Another facet that happens during autumn is that I get a chance to be out in the yard on a regular basis. I have days and days of work to gather the leaves because we have very mature trees on our lot. I also get to work in the flower beds that encompass the perimeter of our house to clear out the dead plants and get things ready for next year. One task that I enjoy the most is planting bulbs. They look like tiny onions that will someday turn into various beautiful blooms.Planting bulbs reminds me of the opportunity we have in connecting with and working with others. It may sound odd, but I truly feel there are similarities.When I was planting several tulip bulbs today, I had to turn over the soil and then get down on my knees to break it up and pull it back to reveal the hole I was going to use. It was challenging because there were countless roots that crisscrossed just below the surface. They made an incredibly tangled mess that were barriers to me getting to the work at hand.Digging in the soil with a small garden trowel and my bare hands felt great, but the dirt was driven under my nails and cuticles. After a few moments, my hands were caked in dirt. I loved it !! Even though this was very trying, I was making progress. After several minutes, I was able to place the bulbs in the hole (pointy side up). I spaced them out so they each had enough room to take root and grow. I took the loose soil that was sitting on the edge of the hole I dug and gently covered the bulbs. The last step was to give them a good soaking from the hose to make sure they received that first dose of nourishment.Then, you wait. You wait for months. Yes, months. You hope for great results, but you really won’t know until Spring comes.I believe the same process occurs when you take the time to intentionally pour into someone else’s life professionally. Before you can “plant” anything, you need to work the soil by getting to know each other. This is so often overlooked because we either want to be a mentor or have someone mentor us. Sometimes the soil between two people isn’t good. You need to make sure that you have a healthy, respectful, inclusive and balanced professional relationship. When you develop someone, you aren’t there to “fix” them. Mentoring and development are both two-way activities. When someone tries to make it all about them, development never occurs. Never.After you have good soil, the mentor needs to untangle and remove the roots that get in the way of getting the bulbs arranged. There are always potential obstacles in any development effort. It’s hard to tell if there will be several or few, but there will be things to work through. This allows you both to share expectations of each other. Get everything defined up front. It’s necessary.You start your mentoring road together and then you add nutrients and time. There are many who try to make this a formal process, but I’ve never found that to be effective or sustainable. Mentoring and development need to be flexible because life happens at the same time that you’re trying to spend time together. There will be periods where you meet/chat often and other times where you may touch base every so often. No one pattern works for everyone. Don’t believe the people who offer firm timelines and formulas. That eliminates the reality of people being unique and having different needs. Don’t diminish that. It makes mentoring and development wonderful !!Then, you see if something blooms over time. Hopefully, it will if you take the time to see what works for you and your mentee or mentor.You see, EVERYONE wants someone to pour into them with their time, attention and knowledge. Everyone. The question is – Are you doing this? Do you have someone you mentor, or is someone mentoring you? If not, why not?We weren’t made to do life on our own. We were wired to connect and be in the lives of others. It helps us stay healthy, active and relevant. Please make sure to use one “rule” when it comes to these type of relationships – You can’t be a mentor unless you have a mentor. I’ve mentioned this in the past, but I feel it’s essential to keep you balanced.This coming week, start planting some bulbs so that you enjoy Fall. It will be cool to see what happens this coming Spring !!Originally posted on Everyday People blog.last_img read more

World Cup: De Villiers and South Africa deflated after big defeat

first_imgSouth Africa captain AB de Villiers will turn to his senior players to help lift the team out of the doldrums after they suffered a “big knock” to their confidence in a crushing defeat by India at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.Dominated with bat, ball and in the field, South Africa’s 130-run loss was their first to India at a World Cup and an alarming setback for a team tipped to dominate on the southern hemisphere wickets of Australia and New Zealand.Adding insult to injury, the team were fined for a slow over rate and leading seamer Vernon Philander may be sidelined after sustaining an injury to his left hamstring. Losing the toss was a blow, allowing India’s batsmen the best of a slow wicket on a stifling hot day, but a deflated De Villiers was at a loss to explain his batsmen’s collapse for 177 after being set 308 for victory.”It’s a big knock for us to get beaten by 130 runs,” he told reporters.”It’s almost embarrassing. You never want to lose by that amount of runs. You always want to be a competitive team, feel like you’re always in the game, feel like you’ve got a chance to win games.”We pride ourselves on that, and it didn’t happen today. We’re going to have to lick our wounds for a while.”Your confidence takes a bit of a knock with performances like that, and it’s up to the senior group of players to make sure that confidence is still there come Friday against the West Indies.advertisement”Little things like today’s performance can creep into your game if you start thinking about it too much, and if you allow it to knock your confidence down.”De Villiers was particular incensed that two wickets fell through run-outs, including his own dismissal for 30 when he and Faf du Plessis had compiled a steadying 68-run partnership. Middle-order batsman David Miller was also run out for 22 as the jumpy South Africans struggled with the pressure of a disciplined Indian bowling effort.The last seven wickets fell for 44 runs as South Africa’s middle and lower order withered.”(West Indies) is a must-win for us in Sydney, but for now I just want to sort of go feel sad in my room for a while, and we’ll see again how I feel tomorrow,” De Villiers added.last_img read more

9 months ago​Bayern Munich star Muller suspended for Liverpool games

first_img​Bayern Munich star Muller suspended for Liverpool gamesby Ansser Sadiq9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBayern Munich will be without influential attacker Thomas Muller for their two legs against Liverpool in the Champions League round of 16.Muller was sent off against Ajaz and UEFA has decided to give him a two match ban, as his incident was deemed violent conduct.Bayern and Liverpool go head to head in February at Anfield, followed by the return fixture at the Allianz Arena in March.The Reds are top of the Premier League, while Bayern are six points adrift of Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga. About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

13 days agoInter Milan, Man Utd watching Cavani situation at PSG

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Inter Milan, Man Utd watching Cavani situation at PSGby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United are watching Edinson Cavani’s situation at PSG.The Uruguay striker is off contract in June and already has fielded interest from keen clubs.ESPN says Inter Milan, Atletico Madrid, Manchester United and Napoli are all interested.Indeed, these four clubs have regularly made attempts for Cavani in recent years, but without ever being able to finalize a transfer, either because PSG closed the door, or because of the cost of the operation. last_img read more

Coalition Avenir Quebec cruises to byelection win in former Liberal leaders riding

first_imgQUEBEC — The governing Coalition Avenir Quebec has passed its first electoral test since winning the Oct. 1 provincial vote, easily capturing the riding of Roberval left vacant by former Liberal premier Philippe Couillard.With three-quarters of the votes counted in a byelection Monday, Coalition candidate Nancy Guillemette, director of a local mental-health organization, was well ahead with more than 50 per cent of the total.Premier Francois Legault joined Guillemette on stage to celebrate the win. On Twitter he wrote, “Thanks to this victory, we now have 75 elected members. Not bad for a new party!”Couillard had won the riding in Quebec’s Lac-Saint-Jean region by a wide margin Oct. 1, taking 42 per cent of the votes compared with 24 per cent for the second-place Coalition candidate, Denise Trudel.The seat has been empty since Couillard quit politics days after his party’s crushing loss.With the win, the Coalition Avenir Quebec, founded by Legault in 2011, has 75 seats in the 125-seat legislature. It is followed by the Liberals at 29 and the Parti Quebecois and Quebec solidaire at 10 each. There is one Independent member.Parti Quebecois candidate Thomas Gaudreault was in second place Monday with about 18 per cent of the votes, and Liberal William Laroche had 15 per cent. Quebec solidaire candidate Luc-Antoine Cauchon was fourth with about 12 per cent, and three other candidates split the remainder.Just over a third of eligible voters cast a ballot, according to preliminary figures from Elections Quebec.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Veteran investigative journalist Ron Nixon joins AP

first_imgNEW YORK — Ron Nixon, an acclaimed reporter, editor and data journalist, will join The Associated Press as its international investigations editor, based in Washington.Nixon, currently homeland security correspondent for The New York Times, will manage a team of reporters based in London, Cairo, New Delhi, Shanghai and Washington, and work closely with colleagues around the globe to conduct ambitious investigative and accountability reporting on a variety of topics.The appointment was announced Thursday by Michael Hudson, who heads AP’s investigative journalism.“Ron brings an impressive range of experience and know-how to the job,” Hudson said. “As an editor and reporter, he’s adept at immersing himself in all kinds of stories — from investigations of global propaganda, to the day-to-day workings of America’s homeland security apparatus.”Nixon has covered border and aviation security, immigration, cybercrime and violent extremism at The Times. He has reported in recent years from Mexico, Belgium, Rwanda, Uganda, Senegal, South Africa, Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo, among other places. He is the author of the book “Selling Apartheid: Apartheid South Africa’s Global Propaganda War,” and is the co-founder of the Ida B. Wells Society, which trains journalists of colour in investigative reporting.Nixon previously worked as data editor at the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, as training director at Investigative Reporters and Editors, and as an environment and investigative reporter at The Roanoke Times in Virginia.“We are enormously excited and committed to growing AP’s ability to do strong investigative journalism from all corners of the globe, leveraging our worldwide footprint of exceptional people,” said Sally Buzbee, AP’s executive editor. “Ron’s passion, skill and commitment to training and nurturing journalists make him the perfect fit for this critical mission.”The Associated Presslast_img read more

IIT Delhi alumni establish award to promote innovation

first_imgNew Delhi: Alumni of IIT Delhi from the 1969 batch have contributed over Rs 1 crore to their alma mater for establishing an award to promote innovation and entrepreneurship. The alumni have signed an MoU with premier institute and named the award– ‘Batch of 1969 Innovation Fellow (Award)’ on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee reunion of the batch here. The Award will be executed and managed by the Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer (FITT) of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi. “While funds are usually available for students to continue with their projects in the incubation mode, most investors do not permit their funds to be used as stipends or salary for the students themselves,” Rajat M Nag, an alumnus of the 1969 batch said. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic items”Many, if not most, graduating students thus find it difficult to continue with their projects as the alternative of a high paying jobs are much more attractive than the risk of supporting themselves using personal resources to work on projects which ultimately may not find venture capital support,” he added. The batch has proposed to partially fund this gap by establishing the corpus at IIT Delhi for providing an annual stipend to a graduating student at any level and of any discipline or programme in any department, centre or school. The award would enable the recipients to continue working on their near finished project to bring it to a level of preparation for serious consideration by investors. It will carry a monthly stipend of Rs 1 lakh for a period of one year. In exceptional cases, the awardee may be considered for further support for a maximum of six months.last_img read more