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All about effort, defense for Hotshots’ dela Rosa

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:21‘Bato’ says Robredo has to toughen up: ‘This is war…hindi ka pwedeng pa-cute cute dito’01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:14Carpio 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 But that’s the least of dela Rosa’s concerns as he just feels glad to see things coming together for the Hotshots with their injured players now coming back from recovery.“It’s nice to have everyone at full strength and hopefully, we can just continue to keep going,” he said. “I’m just gonna go out there and it’s all gonna start with effort, and hopefully, something big will happen for us.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netDefense has always been the main calling card of Magnolia.For Rome dela Rosa, it was also his ticket to see more hardcourt action, something he took full advantage of in the Hotshots’ duel against NLEX on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Stunner: Keenum-Diggs TD sends Vikings past Saints MOST READcenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “It’s just effort. Coach put me in there to play defense in the second half,” he said after posting a new career-high with 14 points, four rebounds, two assists, and two blocks in the 105-94 victory.“They trusted me to do my job and I’m glad everything went well. The points came along. Defense first and offense will come eventually.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkMore importantly, dela Rosa played his earnest to keep Road Warriors super rookie Kiefer Ravena in check for the majority of the fourth period.This kind of performance is just what the former San Beda Red Lion needs to stay on the floor and play a major role in coach Chito Victolero’s rotation. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finalslast_img read more

Liberia, China Sign Two Agreements On Ebola Fight & Technical Assistance To LBS

first_imgThe Governments of the Republic of Liberia and the People’s Republic of China signed two separate bilateral agreements aimed at enhancing the Liberian Government’s fight against the deadly Ebola virus, and helping the Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS) respectively.Foreign Minister Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan and China’s Ambassador to Liberia, His Excellency Mr. Zhang Yue signed on behalf of their respective governments.According to the first agreement, the Chinese Government provided the Liberian Government with a batch of medical materials as gratuitous assistance, one million Chinese Yuan (valued at US$162,310) as the Liberian Government continues to exalt efforts in eradicating Ebola.The Chinese Government, through the second agreement, also provided technical aid and training to the LBS at the value of more than US$1 million (6,500,000.00 Chinese Yuan). According to the agreement, the Chinese Government will dispatch four technicians (one for transmitter, one for audio frequency, one for generator and one interpreter) to Liberia, to provide technical instructions in the operation and maintenance of the facilities of the LBS and conduct technical training for its personnel. The Chinese Government shall also supply some necessary equipment and spare parts.During the signing ceremony held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Capitol Hill, Foreign Minister Ngafuan, on behalf of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and the Liberian people, thanked the Chinese Government for its response to the fight against Ebola in Liberia and support to LBS.Describing China as a true friend, the Liberian Foreign Minister lauded his Chinese counterpart for the efforts and further stated that such signing ceremonies only testify to the solidity of Liberia-China relationships.He said the Chinese provision of the medical equipment towards the Ebola fight in Liberia shows that China is a “friend indeed”.Minister Ngafuan used the occasion to also laud China’s continuous assistance to LBS. He stressed the importance of effective communication which he said is the gap between what is being done and how it is marketed.He lauded LBS’ ‘great job in the rural parts’, alluding to the impacts the state broadcasting entity has in rural Liberia when the station is on  but also when it is not on.For his part, Ambassador Zhang said, “We appreciate very much the efficient efforts being made by the Liberian Government since the outbreak of this virus and also the media that raised the social awareness about the prevention of this virus…At this critical moment, China as a friend to Liberia, is reaching out with a helping hand when our friend is in need during this period of difficulties.”The Chinese Envoy said he believes that the strong leadership of the Liberian Government and its people, with the cooperation of the International Community, will overcome of the Ebola virus.On the technical assistance to LBS,  Amb. Zhang emphasized that it will further enhance the cooperation between the two countries in the area of telecommunications which he believes will improve the mutual communication and the mutual understanding of the peoples of China and Liberia.He also thanked the Liberian Government for its support and coordinated cooperation for such initiatives. The Chinese Ambassador then assured the Liberian Government that such cooperation will continue in building the capacities of the state-owned broadcasting entity.Reflecting on China’s wealth of experience on dealing with such national health emergencies, Health Minister Walter Gwenigale expressed his appreciation to the Chinese for their contribution towards Liberia’s fight against Ebola.The Health Minister also used the occasion to reveal that there have been no new cases of Ebola reported for the past weeks in Liberia.The Liberian Health Minister also listed some of China’s huge contribution to the Liberian health sector including the Tappita Hospital and the Health Ministry’s current headquarters in Congo Town.For his part, the Director-General of the LBS, D. Ambrose Nmah, on behalf of the entity’s board and its entire management expressed gratitude to China for its endless support to LBS which he said is far beyond what has been expected.He emphasized that the success of any nation depends on effective communication with its people. Director Nmah recalled China’s assistance to the LBS including aids to its television network and its expansion exercise nationwide as well as China’s ongoing effort in helping Liberia to transform from analog to digital before the June, 2015 expiry date.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Families discuss ballpark murder

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “I want everyone to know our hearts do go out to the Rourkes, and we know that this was a mistake,” Gigi Harris said on the show. “We know, and my son knows, this was an accident. He didn’t intentionally go to that baseball field to harm Jeremy.” Rourke’s parents, Brian and Angela Rourke, had a different opinion. “If (L.G.) were tried as an adult, he would have gotten 15 (years) to life. And age-wise he was within, what, a few months of being at that age to be tried as an adult,” Brian Rourke said. The 13-year-old was sentenced in July to confinement in the California Youth Authority until he is 25. He can be released before he turns 25 if CYA officials deem it is appropriate, officials said. The boy struck the older teen in the knee, then seconds later hit him in the head with an aluminum bat on April 12 near the snack bar at the Palmdale PONY League baseball field. Jeremy had teased the boy about losing a game and pushed him, witnesses said. Jeremy died about two hours later at a hospital. The case of a 13-year-old Palmdale boy convicted of murder for hitting a 15-year-old with a bat after a youth baseball game was on the national stage again Friday on “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” The parents of Greg Harris Jr., the boy sentenced to a juvenile facility until age 25 for second-degree murder in the killing of Jeremy Rourke, and Rourke’s parents appeared on the show to talk about the case. The parents of the boys disagreed about the fairness of the 12-year maximum sentence, and both sides took issue with how their sons were portrayed in court testimony and in the news media. Greg’s parents, Gigi and Greg Sr., think that while some punishment is appropriate, the 12- year sentence their son, nicknamed Little Greg or L.G., received was too harsh. Greg’s parents said the media portrayal of their son was not accurate. “He’s not that monster that he’s been portrayed as. He’s a very kind-hearted person, a good kid,” Gigi Harris said. They said their son pulled the bat out of his bag because he was scared of Jeremy, who was older and bigger. They said Greg weighed 87 pounds, and Jeremy 190. “I think it was more of a fear factor for him with the size difference, and it just escalated,” Gigi Harris said. “(The teasing) would not stop; it just kept going and going. And he didn’t know how to get himself out of the situation … because he hasn’t been in a confrontation (like that).” The Rourkes disputed the claims that their son had been bullying and provoking Greg before he was killed. They also dismissed the idea that their son was destructive or overly aggressive in some way. In a vigil after the incident, the Rourkes issued a statement in which they asked that Greg not be vilified for their son’s death. They also said they preferred Greg be tried as a juvenile, thus avoiding a potential life sentence. “He was a good boy, and he made a bad mistake,” Angela Rourke said. The Harrises said they visit their son every weekend at a detention center. They are worried about how much he will change during his incarceration. “Hopefully, he’ll be L.G. when he returns home,” Gigi Harris said. “He’s mentoring other kids now (at the center). That’s his personality, to help other kids stay out of trouble.” “Our hearts – my heart and my wife’s – go out,” Greg Harris Sr. said. “When I visit my son, I always think about (Jeremy). I think about (Brian Rourke), because I know, as a father, it hurts me just because my son is not home. I have to see him once a week. I can’t put myself in his shoes, but I can imagine how he feels.” The Rourkes said Jeremy lived life to the fullest. “I’ll tell you, he lived life every day,” Brian Rourke said. “He was always full of life all the time, no matter where he was. One thing we’ve actually learned from this is to live life a little fuller. You never know when something’s going to happen.” Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 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

Freak accident kills man on his birthday

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake The vehicle that hit the man did not stop. CHP officers found a front license plate and other physical evidence at the scene and arrested Albert Deleon, 48, of Los Angeles. He was booked for investigation of hit-and-run, vehicular manslaughter and drunk driving, CHP officials said in a statement. The victim’s brother, Lorenzo Devora, told KTTV (Channel 11) that the bus was rented so his brother could celebrate safely and said that Rangel was his brother’s girlfriend. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A 34-year-old man celebrating his birthday was killed Sunday when he was ejected from the party bus he was riding in and run over by another vehicle, police said. The 1999 Ford bus was carrying 17 passengers on the Long Beach Freeway about 3:30 a.m. when the right-side door suddenly flew open in the East Los Angeles area, the California Highway Patrol reported. Three passengers were dancing on the bus when the door opened and two of them tumbled out, according to a statement from the Patrol. Elizabeth Marie Rangel, 30, of Downey, also fell from the bus and survived. She was treated at a hospital for moderate injuries, authorities said, and her condition was not immediately known. Other passengers helped pull the injured woman to safety after the bus driver stopped on the freeway’s shoulder. last_img read more

Modern baseball: How to fix the game, and how MLB’s already spoiled it

first_imgFor more 2018 MLB preview stories, check out our Bay Area baseball guide.Major League Baseball has rightfully approached this season in a panic over its product – and that was before Kyler Murray’s I’m-Off-For-The-NFL scud dropped.That was a beaning Commissioner Rob Manfred and Co. didn’t need as they were frantically rifling through ideas about pitch clocks, mound heights, the shift epidemic, to DH or not to DH, and teams suddenly using a chorus line of pitchers every game, including …last_img read more

Military Members and Substance Use

first_imgBy Rachel Dorman, MS & Kacy Mixon, PhD, LMFT[Flickr, check your drinking-check your thinking by Leo Grubler, CC BY-ND 2.0] Retrieved on September 23, 2015Struggles with substance use and misuse for military members have gained more attention over the past decade. Abusing substances can lead to impaired readiness and is also associated with long-term mental health issues, such as substance use disorders (SUDs), depression, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) [1].  Today’s post features research by Golub and Bennett [2] that explores substance use behaviors of military-veterans before, during, and after their military careers.The researchers conducted a study on military veterans living in low-income communities who had served in either Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) or Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). The study consisted of 269 veteran participants who were interviewed regarding their substance use throughout their lifetime. Questions about their substance use were broken down into four different time periods: 1) prior to being in the military, 2) while in the military but not deployed, 3) during their most recent deployment, and 4) after their separation from the military. The researchers found that almost one third (32%) of the participants screened positively for substance use disorders (SUDs), 28% for alcohol use disorder (AUD), and 18% for drug use disorder (DUD).Alcohol UseThe rate of alcohol use was found to increase upon entering the military (from 68% to 80%). The rate then decreased for participants during deployment (28%) but returned close to the pre-military rate (60%) once the veteran separated from the military. Rates of binge drinking and heavy drinking were found to follow a similar pattern. Rates increased upon the participants’ entry into the military, decreased during the period of deployment, and increased after separation. Over all, rates of alcohol use, binge drinking (4-5 or more drinks on one occasion), and heavy drinking (4-5 drinks per occasion 5 or more times within a 30 day period) were found to decrease when researchers compared the time prior to military involvement to the time period when participants were separated from the military.Other Substance Use[Flickr, Smoke by ConstiAB, CC BY-ND 2.0] Retrieved on September 23, 2015Cigarette use was found to increase during all four measured periods of time, with 30% of participants reporting use prior to being in the military and 48% of participants using cigarettes after separating from the military. However, veterans’ use of marijuana showed a different pattern than alcohol and cigarette use. Over half (55%) of interviewed veterans used marijuana prior to entering the military, 20% used while in the military, 9% used while deployed, and 34% used since being separated from the military. Like cigarette use, prescription painkiller use was found to increase during all four time periods, starting at less than 1% and ending at 7.3%.The researchers point out the need for future studies to focus on painkiller, heroin, and injection drug use. They suggest that future studies should examine a larger segment of the veteran population, rather than just focusing on participants in low-income areas. It is important for clinicians who work with members of the military and veterans to have an understanding of the prevalence of substance use within this population in order to be sensitive to the potential treatment needs. Here is a link to the most commonly abused drugs according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). For more information about researched-based drug addiction treatments, click here.References[1] American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th Ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association.[2] Golub, A. & Bennett, A. (2014). Substance use over the military-veteran life course: An analysis of a sample of OEF/OIF veterans returning to low-income predominately minority communities. Addictive Behaviors, 39(2), 449-454. This post was written by Rachel Dorman, M.S. and Kacy Mixon, PhD, LMFT.  Both are members of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.last_img read more

How to Think About Pricing and Value

first_img 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 Price and ValueIf you sell something with a price of X, your customer won’t buy it if they perceive what you sell to be worth X. They have to believe it is worth more to them than X. It must be worth X+. (That + is the value)Here is a simple example. If you buy a book on for $9.99, you do so believing that the ideas contained in that book are worth more than the $9.99 you spend and the 6 hours it takes to read the book (That’s why books, when read and applied, are the greatest value on earth. I’ve read books that have been worth literally millions of dollars to me).Your ResponsibilityIf you allow the decision-making criteria to be price alone, your prospective client will make the decision on price alone.If you don’t demonstrate how your higher price creates more value, then your prospective client is being responsible by choosing the lower price.If you demonstrate how the higher price translates to greater value and your prospective client still chooses the lowest price, then they’re being irresponsible. They’re underinvesting.The difference between a prospect choosing the lowest price or the greatest value is the responsibility of the salesperson. Make Some Healthy AssumptionsAssume your competitors have a lower price. Assume that from your first sales call that you are already behind on price.Assume that your competitors convey the value they create better than you convey the value you create. Don’t underestimate them.Assume that winning your dream client’s business at the right price requires that you must help your dream client understand the greater value that you create.Assume that your dream client will struggle to justify this value internally. Assume that they will struggle to sell their economic stakeholders on the greater investment necessary to producing results.Assume that making the case to buy greater value and making a greater investment must begin at the very beginning of your sales process. Assume that introducing this idea at the end of your sales process is too late.last_img read more

How to Revise Your Beliefs

first_img 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 I am writing my third book now. I can’t tell you the title yet because we are not sure it is final. While I am writing this book, I am unintentionally writing another book. Let’s call it book number seven since it is my intention to publish it five years from now. But who knows for sure when it will be published or in what format.I tell you this because I am full hot on the idea that you are allowed to revise your beliefs at any time, about anything in which it is possible to have beliefs, and even if this ability is rarely exercised. One of the reasons people don’t revise their beliefs more often is that they are unaware of how they come upon their beliefs in the first place.Your beliefs are first shaped by your parents, which is why so many of us have the beliefs we have about what is possible, what kind of education we need, what work means, much of our values systems, as well as our beliefs about politics and our spiritual faith. You didn’t choose these beliefs. They chose you.Later, especially during your teen years, you are shaped by your peer group, helping you meet your need to belong (which is why middle school and high school can be a difficult time for many). Then there is college, where your beliefs are shaped by your peers and the new ideas you are exposed to, ideas which were chosen and assigned to you by your professors.Even worse than picking up beliefs from the people surrounding you, there is the news, media, and now social media, both a constant drip of fear, negativity, and divisiveness (verify this by counting all the positive and negative storylines that are put in front of you over a couple hours and you’ll recognize the potential damage to your view of the world). These sources, coupled with the very human confirmation bias, locks in your beliefs.If you want to start eliminating this negativity, you can find my video about how to do a negativity fast here on YouTube.Ideas are like infections. You pick them up without knowing that you are being infected. You also spread them without realizing that is what you are doing. Because this is true, it is also true that you can choose what beliefs you choose to be infected with. You can literally revise your beliefs at any time, exchanging disempowering beliefs for beliefs that better serve you.If you want to revise your beliefs, you have to start by exploring other beliefs with the potential to change your results. You can read, listen to, and study things like The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey and adopt an empowering set of beliefs about human performance and relationships. You can read and study James Allen’s As a Man Thinketh and adopt new beliefs about your potential. You can find people who are producing a result you want and study what they believe that allows them to produce that very result.If you want something to be different than it is now, identify your beliefs about that something and explore other beliefs that might serve you better and the new actions that beliefs would require of you. I hope I just infected you with a new choice of beliefs, the belief that you can choose empowering beliefs.last_img read more

Magic’s Gordon headlines All-Star Slam Dunk field

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH His challengers include first-time All-Star Victor Oladipo of the Indiana Pacers, Larry Nance Jr. of the Los Angeles Lakers and rookie Dennis Smith Jr. of the Dallas Mavericks.All four have had their fair share of highlight-reel dunks the first half of the season and should put on a show on the Saturday night before the All-Star Game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe three-point contest features last year’s winner, Eric Gordon of the Houston Rockets, and 2016 winner Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors.Thompson is one of four 2018 All-Stars in the field along with the Washington Wizards’ Bradley Beal, the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Paul George and the Toronto Raptors’ Kyle Lowry. View comments LATEST STORIES Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Read Next Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon (00) goes up for a breakaway dunk in front of Indiana Pacers forward Thaddeus Young (21) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon headlines the field announced Thursday for the NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest on February 17 in Los Angeles.Gordon, the 2016 runner-up, will be taking part for the third straight year.ADVERTISEMENT 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting James Harden leads Rockets past Spurs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police 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 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC The rest of the field is composed of the Suns’ Devin Booker, Heat’s Wayne Ellington, and Clippers’ Tobias Harris. AFP official booed out of forum NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers MOST READ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s weddinglast_img read more