Kings whip Bolts, grab 1-0 start

first_imgKiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ The Kings closed out the first period with a bang and jumped to a 40-23 lead in the second quarter after a Brownlee basket that buried the Bolts in a hole they were never able to climb out of.Meralco, the elimination round topnotcher, tried repeatedly to get back in the contest, narrowing that gap to within four in the dying seconds of the third after a four-point play by rookie Mike Tolomia.But a barrage of triples gave the Kings a 96-75 lead going into the final 5:05 and completely knocked the wind out of the Bolts.Game 2 is slated Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, and the Bolts would need to find an antidote to Ginebra’s imposing size and impeccable shooting if they want to avoid falling 0-2 behind.Only three franchises in the league’s history have defended the Governors’ Cup, with Ginebra looking to join the company of sister teams San Miguel Beer and San Mig Coffee and the Alaska Aces.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 LATEST STORIES Another crucial factor for the authoritative win was Ginebra’s defense on Allen Durham, whom the Kings held down to 27 points, just 10 in the first half where Ginebra made its most damage.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NU shoots for crown, perfect run View comments Justin Brownlee scored 32 points, had 19 rebounds and missed a triple double by four assists to headline the unforgiving Kings, who led by as large as 21 for the emphatic Game 1 win in their grudge rematch for the season-ending title.The Bolts would now have a long road trip back to Manila, where they will have to pick up the pieces and figure out what went wrong, as the series-opener not a few tipped would be close got out of hand early.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAnd the way Ginebra played—and dominated—actually surprised coach Tim Cone, who said that he expected a “rusty” team to go out there.“I was surprised that we played this well,” Cone said after getting five players in twin digits. “I was surprised that we controlled the game from start to finish.” Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ PBA IMAGESLUCENA—Too big, too quick and too deadly, Barangay Ginebra couldn’t have come up with a more intimidating statement to start its PBA Governors’ Cup title series against Meralco Friday night.The Gin Kings were all over the Bolts right from the get-go and battered the Bolts black-and-blue, 102-87, at Quezon Convention Center here to seize a 1-0 start and also put a huge dent in the enemy’s psyche with the second game just two nights away.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Colin Kaepernick back in San Francisco — sort of

first_imgColin Kaepernick is back in San Francisco. And he’s larger than ever.The former 49ers quarterback’s likeness now towers over Union Square in the city in the form of a giant billboard as part of his new Nike ad campaign.Lots of people have opinions about the @Kaepernick7 ad campaign and the #NikeBoycott. Many we spoke to outside the @Nike in #SanFrancisco support him and the store. The new billboard sits above the Union Square location. @KTVU pic.twitter.com/juNNAtcnJu— Cristina Rendon …last_img

10-year-old crawls hundreds of yards to bag goose

first_imgSeth Polly didn’t sleep in and watch cartoons last Saturday morning, Nov. 3. Instead, the 10-year-old boy crawled on his stomach for several hundred yards through the Arcata Bottoms before spying a goose. Polly, fresh out of his homemade obsidian and chert arrows which he and his father made during the past summer months, threaded an aluminum arrow into his recurve bow and let it loose at a goose not more than 20-yards out.“That’s not a feat many adults, much less a 10-year-old boy, can pull …last_img

Off the Shelf: Conversations with Authors of Children’s Books

first_img(Screen Shot from www.devinscillian.com)The Family Development Early Intervention team is always on the look-out for quality children’s books that help address some of the unique needs of military children.The following is an interview with Devin Scillian, author of many children’s books, including H is for Honor: A Military Family Alphabet.  A man of many talents, Mr. Scillian is also a journalist, broadcaster, actor, musician, and songwriter.  This interview has been edited for length and clarity.What, if any, experiences do you and/or your book’s illustrator have with the military?The military life was the only one I knew until I went to college. My father was a career Army officer so my childhood was spent moving all over the country and around the world, usually living on U.S. Army posts and installations. The illustrator, Victor, is the father of a United States Marine.What made you decide to write this book? Was there some incident or experience with the military that inspired you?I had written a few alphabet books for my publisher and they asked me if I had thought about writing one about the military. I mulled it over a little but then realized that I had not really seen too many books about military families, like the one in which I grew up. I thought that it would have been pretty nice if there had been just such a book back when I was young and my father was deployed to Vietnam. It was a real labor of love.What message(s) do you hope that children and families receive as a result of reading your book?I think the biggest idea I was trying to share was something my mother had very effectively instilled in my brother and me: As long as my father was serving his country that we, as a military family, were too. The sacrifices we made as a family were a kind of service to our nation. I think that was a powerful idea to me, one that I hope today’s military families understand and appreciate.Have you received any feedback from military families after they read your book, and if so, what have they said?Yes, I have received quite a lot of feedback. It has been wonderful. I have heard the very feedback that I hoped the book would inspire. I have heard from many families who found great joy in seeing their lives understood and explained in a book. I think the word “Honor” in the title has resonated with parents who identify powerfully with that same thought my mom instilled in us. It has been profoundly touching for me.Do you have plans to write another book that focuses on the military? If so, what is the focus of that book and when might we expect to see it?I have been kicking around several ideas, but I am still waiting for a story to take shape in my head.Are there any other books for military children that you would suggest for young children?Fortunately, there are many more books out there than there used to be. One that I think is particularly sweet is Night Catch by Brenda Ehrmantraut and Vicki Wehrman which is a lovely look at staying connected with a parent who is far away.This post was edited by Robyn DiPietro-Wells & Michaelene Ostrosky, PhD, members of the MFLN FD Early Intervention 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, and YouTube.last_img read more

How To Reset Your Personal Algorithm For Success

first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now Because I travel frequently, I download a lot of content. Most of the content I keep on my smartphone is video content from YouTube, which I treat as audio content. When I am traveling, I almost always have my headphones on, so I can block out the noise and listen to something useful.YouTube (really Google) carefully monitors what you watch and updates its algorithm to bring you more of what you watch, or in my case, more of what I listen to. Watching or listening to five or six videos from the same source results in your recommendations filling up with more from that source, as well as similar content from other sources.Last week, I watched several videos about project management software, only to find my recommendations full of software reviews, most of them around project software. Because my behavior suggested that I am interested in software, the algorithm provided more of the same. Later in the week, I searched for Steely Dan, one of the most original sounding rock bands of all time, and one with no less than a dozen hits. The algorithm not only served up more Steely Dan but also other classic rock bands.If you search for partisan politics, the algorithm will show you more content designed to be politically divisive. A search for news will bring you a list of content to provoke you, news being highly sensationalized as a way to increase clicks and revenue. Paying attention to negative things brings you more of what’s negative. Paying attention to what is positive, optimistic, and empowering will bring you more of the same.All you have to do to reset the algorithm is search for something and watch (or listen to) a video.Hitting ResetAnd now, we are no longer talking about YouTube or Facebook or any of the social media companies whose business model depends on your sustained attention and the ability to serve you what they believe to be relevant ads.Instead, we’re now talking about your personal algorithm and the Drift. We’re talking about what beliefs and ideas you are willing to allow to infect you. Your mindset, your thoughts, and your beliefs are made up of what you consume.Your algorithm is even more powerful than the technology that now provides you with a content filter that confirms your existing biases. Your algorithm has been finely-tuned by external forces, mostly without either your knowledge or consent. The constant barrage from your parents, your schools, your friends and peers, your culture, and all you have consumed have shaped your beliefs, including your ideas about what makes a good life.You are, however, free to change the algorithm anytime you like. It is within your control, even if it requires intentionality and effort. The Drift doesn’t easily let you escape its hold.Reprogramming YourselfIf you are going to be programmed, then you should be the programmer. If you are going to be infected with certain ideas, thoughts, and beliefs, there is no reason not to seek out and choose the most positive, beneficial programming available to you, installing what has been proven to produce better outcomes and a better life.You have to stop paying attention to what is harmful if you want less negativity. If you desire more positivity, then you have to focus on what’s positive. As Earl Nightingale said, “We become what we think about most of the time, and that is the strangest secret,” which doesn’t strike me as strange at all. How could it be otherwise?What programs are you running? Whose programs are they?last_img read more

Treat all citizens whether rich or poor with dignity Bombay HC

first_imgMumbai: The State must treat all citizens, whether rich or poor, with dignity, the Bombay High Court said on Tuesday while pulling up the Maharashtra government for forcing nearly 15,000 families to stay in the chemical pollution-affected Mahul area of Mumbai.A bench of Chief Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice Bharati Dangre also referred to the Biblical story of Noah and his ark, saying, “When the floods came, Noah didn’t leave even a single animal behind, but took them all on his boat.” Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”Similarly,you must take care of the interest of all your citizens, whether poor or rich,” it said. The bench was hearing an application filed by some residents affected by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)’s demolition drive. The litigants said the civic body was refusing to compensate them towards rent for an alternative place of residence. Around 15,000 families, or 60,000 people, were affected when the BMC demolished all encroachments and illegal constructions along the Tansa water pipeline in the city last year. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KIt decided to shift them to alternative accommodations in Mahul near suburban Chembur. However, the Mahul area, which is surrounded by three refineries and a chemical factory, was declared unfit for human habitation by the National Green Tribunal in 2015 and the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay this year. These people refused to shift to Mahul and subsequently approached the high court. In April this year, another bench of HC said the state could not force citizens to live in a polluted area. It directed the state to pay Rs 15,000 towards monthly rent to those families which did not wish to stay in Mahul. Around 200 of the 15,000 affected families have shifted to Mahul so far. On Tuesday, the BMC claimed before the high court that it has not paid the rent amount to the petitioners since the HC order on the issue had been stayed by the Supreme Court. However, after verification of records, the court realised that while the state’s appeal was pending in the apex court, no stay was granted on the HC’s rent amount order. “You must treat all citizens, whether rich or poor, with dignity. You can manage five crore people in Kumbh mela but you are unable to accommodate 60,000 people in this case,” the bench said. It will hear the matter in detail next week.last_img read more

Highlights from Yesterdays House of Assembly Meeting

first_img Attorney General announces 14 Law Reforms for 2016 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales – New law now prevents the government from including scholarship funding in investor development agreements… this coming out yesterday, again in the House of Assembly during the parliamentary question portion of debate. The Public Finance mechanism, explained the ministers prevents TCIG from brokering these extras. Also from the Q&A portion, it was revealed that the Police Force Cold Case Unit had been sleeping… with the loss of key personnel, the unit fell inactive. The Attorney General was responding and explained that Inspector Daniel Miller has now been tasked with reviewing the unresolved death files. There are 15 cases in the Turks and Caicos counted as unresolved… the oldest is from March 2004. Law enacted gives Governor and Planning Board more clout Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp AG’s Office warns against false Registrar of Lands accusations Recommended for you Related Items:attorney general, police cold case unitlast_img read more

Churm Media Reorganizes for 360Degree Approach

first_imgNewport Beach, California-based magazine publisher Churm Media has undergone a restructuring it says strengthens its commitment to building new digital content delivery channels.“Several years ago, Churm Media committed to evolving as a media company by its investment in creating interactive Web sites for all its brands,” said CEO and owner Steve Churm. Churm Media produces five regional publications: OC METRO, OC Family, OC MENUS, Inland Empire Family and Southland Golf.“What resulted was a new profit center and national recognition for the sites we built,” Churm said. “That was a huge step, but it was only the first step.” As part of the reorganization, chief content officer Kim Porrazzo was appointed to the newly-created position of president and CCO. Tina Borgatta was promoted to editor-in-chief of OC METRO and OC MENUS; associate editor Susan Belknapp was named managing editor of OC Family and Inland Empire Family; Kristen Schott, who served as an assistant Web editor, was promoted Web editor; and copy editor Larry Urish was named associate editor for all of Churm Media’s brands.No layoffs were associated with the reorganization, Churm said.In 2008, Churm invested roughly $350,000 on Web redevelopment efforts. Last year, his investment was in sales training and on bundling products as “value-add.” The company generated more than $300,000 in online revenues, he said.  Churm said the reorganization better positions the publisher as a 360-degree media company. He said he intends to double last year’s online revenue in 2010.“We’re more committed than ever to fulfilling our potential,” Churm said. “I’m talking about moving beyond having an award-winning Web site and looking for more ways to meet the marketing needs of our advertisers as well as ‘talking’ to our audience where they are—on their phones, on Facebook, in apps, through Mobile marketing networks. That’s where we’re headed and if we’re going there, we need focus.”last_img read more

ALM Relaunches Better Buildings Brand with a National Supplement

first_imgALM is resurrecting its Better Buildings brand, a tri-state area building management magazine which debuted in 1981 and shuttered in the mid 1990s, with the launch of a national, quarterly supplement of the same name, to be distributed along with its Real Estate Forum magazine.The roughly 24-page publication will reach 54,000 executives across the real estate industry and will kick off with Real Estate Forum’s February/March issue.Along with its shift to national coverage, the relaunched brand will focus on “the marriage between building operations and asset management,” says content director John Salustri, who also served as editor of the initial magazine. “The original Better Buildings was focused more on the maintenance side of the industry and was very nuts and bolts. The new version will be much more in keeping with the strategic planning mode of Real Estate Forum.” While Salustri says any statement about an increase in frequency or a move to a standalone magazine would be premature, he adds that it’s something his company is “looking at seriously,” and certainly not ruling out. The idea for the relaunch came directly from reader surveys, says Salustri. “We saw a growing indication from our readers that they needed more of this day-to-day application of larger strategies in the commercial office space. So, this is a direct response to that.”last_img read more

Twenty One Pilots The Strokes To Headline Lollapalooza Paris In July

first_img Email Twitter https://twitter.com/lollapaloozafr/status/1088119305022119936 Twenty One Pilots, Strokes Top Lollapalooza Paris twenty-one-pilots-strokes-headline-lollapalooza-paris-july Lollapalooza Paris includes French cuisine, art shows, the Kidzapalooza festival-within-a-festival, as well as the Lolla Planète area dedicated to raising environmental consciousness. Children under 10 accompanied by a ticketholder get in free. Tickets go on sale at the festival website on Jan. 24. Recap: Lollapalooza 2018 With The Recording AcademyRead more Twenty One Pilots, The Strokes To Headline Lollapalooza Paris In July The lineup for the third annual Paris edition of Lollapalooza also includes the 1975, Bad Bunny, Martin Garrix, Jain, and Eric PrydzPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Jan 23, 2019 – 5:19 pm Lollapalooza Paris is heading to the Hippodrome De Longchamp July 20–21 this summer with headliners Twenty One Pilots and The Strokes and GRAMMY winners on the bill for the two-day fest, in addition to Twenty One Pilots, include Clean Bandit and Ben Harper.The 1975 and Martin Garrix will also be playing at the third annual fest. GRAMMY nominees appearing include Bad Bunny, Jain and Eric Prydz. Of course part of the excitement will be getting to know less well known acts. A few that we’ve been following include Gryffin, Jaden Smith, Tash Sultana, and Alison Wonderland. Facebook News last_img read more