TNT team up ‘good practice’ for Gilas guards Romeo, Castro

first_imgRecto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters San Miguel nears 4th straight All-Filipino title, squeaks past Magnolia Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism “It’s going to be a good practice for us,” said Terrence in Filipino on Tuesday after his first training session with the KaTropa.For Romeo, the trad  which sent him from GlobalPort with Yousef Taha in exchange for Mo Tautuaa and future picks gives him a better chance of forging deadly combo with Castro, not just for TNT but also for the national team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“It will be easy for us to have that chemistry alongside each other because we’ll be together from our practices. We won’t have much adjustment, too, when we’re in Gilas because it’s almost the same system we’re running, it’s still dribble-drive,” said the three-time Scoring Champion.The Castro-Romeo duo was one of the biggest stories coming off from the deal and the TNT management  couldn’t help but dreaming of the days when the team was spearheaded by Castro and Jimmy Alapag. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery But before the two hit the court together, the 26-year-old guard is challenging himself to get back to his old form in preparation for the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.“I’m still out-of-shape, so I’m hoping that I get my conditioning back by opening day,” he said with the KaTropa opening their second conference schedule against the Batang Pier on April 22.“I need to be fast in picking up the system because my goal here is to help the others and lessen the load for everyone,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Terrence Romeo attends his first practice as a part of TNT. Photo by Randolph B. LeongsonTerrence Romeo is a man of his word, and he never forgets his promise to suit up for Gilas Pilipinas in the third window of the 2019 FIBA World Cup qualifiers.And as things would have it, his partnership with Jayson Castro came three months early with his arrival to TNT.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

Tough decision

first_imgCarpio 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 “It wasn’t an easy decision to make,” Etheridge told the Inquirer on opting to focus on the Premier League. “As people know, I’ve worked so hard to be playing every week in the Premier League. After a long discussion with people involved, it would be unfair for me to take a spot of another player.”Etheridge was left out of the squad because he can only commit to play for one match—against South Korea on Jan. 7—as Cardiff City is currently locked in a tight battle to stay in the top flight in England.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“It’s a fantastic competition and a competition that everyone in Philippine football have worked hard to be a part of,” said Etheridge.“And unfortunately, the Asian Cup falls in January which is a frustration for players like myself when we’re still in season. I don’t believe this will be the final time that we reach the Asian Cup and in the future when situations change, I hope to be a part of it.” Neil Etheridge. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNeil Etheridge more or less knew he was on the block as far as booking a slot in the Philippine team that will make a maiden appearance in the Asian Cup next month.Etheridge, who has 62 caps with the Azkals, understood that it would be unfair to the other squad hopefuls if he were given a slot when he can only play one game for the country owing to his obligations to English Premier League club Cardiff City.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH’s Nietes shoots for historic stardom Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum The players picked by Eriksson and his staff have 608 appearances for the national team between them with Phil and James Younghusband arguably the biggest names and with the most number of caps with 105 and 100, respectively.Paul Mulders is the oldest player in the side at 37 years old, while Patrick Strauss is the youngest at 22.Miguel Tanton, one of the top midfielders in the Philippines Football League, who signed with Ceres-Negros recently, was a surprise inclusion as he was not part of any of the squads in the buildup to the tournament.“I think we have formed a great group of players ready to represent the country in our biggest tournament yet,” said Azkals manager Dan Palami.The Azkals flew to Doha, Qatar, last Friday for the final stretch of their preparations that will include a friendly with Vietnam on New Year’s Eve.Among those who were also surprisingly left out of the team were defenders Amani Aguinaldo and Martin Steuble, who were both part of the squad that reached the semifinal of the AFF Suzuki Cup.Aguinaldo, however, will participate in the Azkals’ camp in Doha together with youngsters Marco Casambre and Jarvey Gayoso.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk With Etheridge out, Michael Falkesgaard is a lock to be the Azkals No. 1 with newcomer Kevin Ray Hansen, who plays for AC Horsens in the Danish League, as his backup.The team will have a third keeper in Ace Villanueva, one of just two homegrown players in the squad, the other being Jovin Bedic.The Azkals, though will still have a veteran team when it marches to battle in the United Arab Emirates.Phil Younghusband and Stephan Schrock will lead the Philippines as the 23-man squad announced late Thursday evening.Swedish coach Sven-Goran Eriksson has assembled a squad with an average age of 28 for the continental showpiece event, where the Azkals will be in a challenging group that includes South Korea, China and Kyrgyzstan.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Fort St. John will get its say in the provincial budget this October

first_imgA videoconference will be held for residents of Fort St. John to give their input on what the provincial budget should look like on October 7th.The conference will be held from 9 am to 12 pm. Dawson Creek also has a videoconference, taking place from 9 am to 12 pm.Between September and October, the Finance Committee will be touring the province through visits and videoconference meetings for 15 different communities in British Columbia.- Advertisement -Victoria, Vancouver, Castlegar, Kelowna, Kamloops, Nanaimo, and Surrey will have public hearings.The rest of the communities listed (Delta, Prince George, Terrace, Williams Lake, Abbotsford, Fort Nelson, Cranbrook, and Quesnel) will be conducting the videoconferences.House is in session on the week of September 28th, thus Delta is having a videoconference with the committee.Advertisement Transcripts of the meetings will also be available shortly afterwards.last_img read more

Fabregas off the mark for Monaco, misery for Marseille

first_img0Shares0000Cesc Fabregas celebrates first goal for Monaco © AFP / VALERY HACHEPARIS, France, Feb 3 – Cesc Fabregas scored his first goal since joining Monaco from Chelsea on Saturday and it proved a crucial one as it earned his troubled new employers a precious 2-1 win over Toulouse.The Spain international was signed by Thierry Henry in mid-January only for his former Arsenal teammate to be axed as Monaco boss days later. Back came Leonard Jardim, three months after his own sacking, and the Portuguese manager was rewarded with Monaco’s first home win of the season.The ailing 2017 champions went into an early lead when Gelson Martins, on loan from Atletico Madrid, provided Russia international Aleksandr Golovin with the assist to score on a counter attack.Christopher Jullien headed Toulouse back level just four minutes later but Martins once again proved his worth by setting up Fabregas for the 62nd minute winner.This fourth win of a harrowing campaign lifted Monaco up a place to third from bottom on 18 points.“Everyone knows about the past, it’s tough not to have won at home up to now,” said Jardim.“That’s why the players are happy, it’s they who have displayed their skill.”Later Saturday, Mario Balotelli started for Marseille for the first time since joining from Nice but the Italy striker’s presence could not prevent Rudi Garcia’s side suffering a 2-1 loss at promoted Reims, the ninth defeat this season for the south coast side.Goals from Tristan Dingome and South Korean Suk Hyun-Jun — who scored seconds after coming on as a substitute — had the hosts firmly in command.A desperate Marseille threw everything at the Reims goal and Cameroon striker Clinton Njie cut the deficit four minutes from time before his side were unable to get an equaliser.Marseille’s latest damaging defeat left last season’s Europa League finalists on 31 points, a massive 24 points behind leaders Paris Saint-Germain who are at Lyon on Sunday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Jobs: Leading vehicle centre seeks Mechanic and Apprentice

first_imgJob Vacancies: Donegal Commercial Vehicles at Drumkeen, Co. Donegal are taking applications for a Mechanic and Apprentice Mechanic to join their dynamic, professional and hardworking team.Job Vacancy – MechanicA position has become available for a qualified & experienced Heavy Goods Vehicle/ Commercial Motor Mechanic to join our experienced team. The company is based within 10 miles of Letterkenny, Co. Donegal and is established over 20 years.Working with us will mean carrying out servicing, breakdowns and repairs to approved standards as well as delivering unbeatable customer service every time. JOB REQUIREMENTS:Minimum 3 years’ experience and current qualificationAbility to perform diagnostics and repairs on HGV and Commercial Vehicles as and when required by garage coordinator.Replace components, parts, lubricants and consumables and record usage.Excellent knowledge of mechanical, electrical and hydraulic systems.Can work on your own initiative and be part of a team.Flexibility with working hours during busy seasons.Full Irish Driving License.Previous employment reference.Preferred skills and attributes include:Exceptional communication skillsComputer LiterateA friendly and approachable personalityA keen eye for detailHGV LicenceAbility to work unsupervisedAbility to keep work areas clean and tidy, organized and safe from hazards for health and safety.Salary: Negotiable If you feel you meet the above criteria please apply to the details below. Email: darragh@dcv.ieIn Writing: Mr. Darragh Kelly,Donegal Commercial Vehicles,Drumkeen, Co. Donegal.Closing Date: 31/08/2017Job Vacancy- Apprentice MechanicA position has become available for an apprenticeship at our Heavy Goods Vehicle/ Commercial Motor garage. The company is based within 10 miles of Letterkenny, Co. Donegal and is established over 20 years.Working with us will mean carrying out servicing, breakdowns and repairs to approved standards as well as delivering unbeatable customer service every time. JOB REQUIREMENTS:Willing to learn and come to work well presented.Ability to take instruction from senior members of the team.Can work on your own initiative and be part of a team.Flexibility with working hours during busy seasons.Previous employment reference.Preferred skills and attributes include:Exceptional communication skillsComputer LiterateA friendly and approachable personalityA keen eye for detailDriving license/HGV LicenseAbility to keep work areas clean and tidy, organized and safe from hazards for health and safety.Salary: As per the Solas apprenticeship guidelinesIf you feel you meet the above criteria please apply to the details below.Email: darragh@dcv.ie In Writing: Mr. Darragh Kelly,Donegal Commercial Vehicles,Drumkeen,Co. Donegal.Closing Date: 31/08/2017Jobs: Leading vehicle centre seeks Mechanic and Apprentice was last modified: August 3rd, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:ApprenticeDonegal Commercial Vehicles LtdEmploymentjobsMECHANIClast_img read more

CHILDREN’S REFERENDUM: DONEGAL NORTH EAST VOTES ‘NO’

first_imgDonegal North East has voted against the referendum – No 59.66% Yes 40.34%.Turnout was just 24%, official returns show.It means both constituencies have voted against the referendum, many feeling the amendment to the Constitution would give too much power to the Government.  CHILDREN’S REFERENDUM: DONEGAL NORTH EAST VOTES ‘NO’ was last modified: November 11th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CHILDREN’S REFERENDUM: DONEGAL NORTH EAST VOTES ‘NO’last_img read more

Joyner’s complete game leads Crusaders past Wildcats

first_imgBode Joyner pitcher a complete game 2-hitter and the St. Bernard’s baseball team fended off Little 4 Conference foe Ferndale 4-1. Wednesday afternoon at St. Bernard’s High.Joyner tossed six strikeouts and three walks in the win, helping to keep St. Bernard’s (3-1, 9-3) atop the Little 4 standings where it remains tied with South Fork (3-1, 7-2).Wednesday’s game played closely — which was to be expected as St. Bernard’s fought Ferndale to a 1-0 win earlier in the season — and remained a …last_img read more

We Don’t Know How We Know that Genes Make Minds

first_img“If the mind can be explained from the workings of the brain, and the brain develops by direction from our genes,” Anthony Monaco (Oxford) writes, “then presumably the mind can be explained from our genetic make-up.  But how can only 30,000 genes make a brain with billions of neurons and encode the particular aspects of cognition that make us human?”    This question opens his book review of The Birth of the Mind: How a Tiny Number of Genes Creates the Complexities of Human Thought by Gary Marcus (Basic Books, 2004) in the Feb. 19 issue of Nature.1  Monaco describes the book’s proposed answers to two paradoxes: (1) how a small number of genes codes for millions of neurons, and (2) how the brain can code for flexibility: “How does the brain of a newborn, with its complex structures and connections, have the plasticity to enable it to respond to environmental influences as it develops further?”    He seems to agree with the view of author Gary Marcus, a cognitive psychologist, that “the brain is built by genes in a self-organized way before being reorganized and shaped by experience and the environment.  It is not a battle where one side wins, but a vital interaction.”  But how do we get from genes to mind, to cognition, thought and reason?Having clarified these two paradoxes using our current knowledge of genetics and neuroscience, can we explain how genes make minds?  The story is only beginning.  This book shows that genes build brains and that brains are designed to be flexible and to learn, but the jump from genes to the mind is an indirect one.  The question cannot yet be answered, and it is not entirely clear where the answer will come from.Cognitive psychologists and neurologists have some clues, aided by real-time imaging techniques, but Monaco warns that “The path ahead to integrate these disciplines to gain a fuller understanding is optimistically vague….”  He warns readers about the “sheer complexity of the science”.1Anthony P. Monaco, “A recipe for the mind,” Nature 427, 681 (19 February 2004); doi:10.1038/427681b.A naturalistic explanation for the mind, soul and spirit does not seem to be forthcoming, does it?  (By “explanation” we do not mean a just-so story; those are always in plentiful supply.)(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Seniors Should Be Dialing In On Smartphones

first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#smartphone Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces With one billion smartphones now on our planet, it is amazing that one device can provide such utility to so many different people. The combination of apps on my LG Spectrum let me do things I couldn’t do without it. However within my over-sixty demographic, I find myself in a small group of smartphone users. I find myself wondering why something so useful to me is embraced by so few of my friends? Estimates for smartphone users my age range between 8% and 24%. Actually, among friends of my age, I suspect only around 10% of the people I know have a smartphone. That number is exclusive of my former colleagues in the real estate industry where smartphone usage is very high, even as the average age of agents is 54.Making ProgressSeven years ago, I was just happy to have the contacts on my Mac computer sync with my Nokia 6620 cell phone. I gave up even that when I went to work in real estate in January 2007, where many were hooked on Blackberries and Windows computers were the standard. That summer, though, Apple introduced the iPhone and the world of cell phones began to change rapidly.In March of 2010, I bought a Droid phone mainly because of Verizon’s network. I was impressed that the Droid could be populated with my address book and Gmail accounts while we were paying for the phone and signing the terms of use contracts.The increasing sophistication of the apps that helped us do business in real estate convinced me of the utility of smartphone. It was great to be riding around in car with a client and be able to instantly find out information on a home that caught their eye.Even outside of business, I found some great uses that helped me become a dedicated smartphone user.Apps For Every PursuitWith a life long love of GIS and maps, I became smitten with a wonderful free app by Google called My Tracks. I love to hike, boat and kayak. My Tracks records those adventures and lets me store them on the web at My Places, which is in turn hooked to my Google account. I can see how far I walked or kayaked and share the maps with others. I can also edit the maps and attach pictures to the locations. It is really neat to take someone on a boat ride of our marshes and then share with them a map of their trip.I also love to take pictures and it is not unusual for me to take hundreds in a day. The edited ones I want to keep are uploaded to my Picasa web album account. Since my original Droid, the Gallery app has been a repository for not only the photos I have taken with my phone, but also all of the pictures stored in the cloud within my Picasa account.Last year, I got a Kindle Fire for Christmas and desperately wanted something similar to the Android Gallery app. I ended up finding a neat app called Portfolio. At the time I was experimenting with Microsoft’s SkyDrive so I ended up putting Portfolio for SkyDrive on both my Android devices. It is the easiest way to create a slide show. Now if I know that I want to show some photos, I just drop them in a folder on my SkyDrive and can show them from my phone or tablet. They also have apps for Flickr and Picasa.Another neat app that I find very useful is Google’s Latitude. My son and I often use it to track each other when we are traveling. If you are trying to meet someone, Latitude is hard to beat. You can see other person’s progress on a map showing your current location. Latitude is another tool integrated with Google Maps.I will also admit to using Evernote, Instagram and Foursquare. My Tracks is great for a full hike, but with Foursquare I can check in at landmarks and see how long it takes me to get to the next one. I also find Foursquare a good way to keep track of restaurants and places that I like. I had some great lobster in Maine this fall. I may not immediately recall the name of the restaurant, but I could find it easily in my Foursquare history.Another app that I like is Share My Position. When I am on the road and take a different route, the first chance that I get, I will share my location with our children. If I drop dead, they will at least know where to find me.Texting on a smartphone is a revolution compared to the old way of using a numeric keypad. It gets even better using voice input or when you install Mighty Text on your computer and your smartphone. I can send texts via my smartphone easily from my computer. Once in a while I even get a response from my grown children.I even use the Alarm/Clock app to keep my afternoon naps to a reasonable length.I also use CallTrack in conjunction with Google calendars. It records the date, numbers and durations of all my cell phone calls. With the calendar app it is easy to synchronize with my Google calendar, which has everything from our church calendar to the local tide tables.There is one final app that I have to mention. It is the Sea Tow app. Sea Tow is like the AAA for the water. You pay a yearly fee and if you run out of gas or get stuck, they will come rescue you. I boat a lot. This summer for the first and I’m sure not the last time I got my skiff stuck on a sandbar. I used the Sea Tow app to send the GPS coordinates of our location to our rescuer. Even with a drive to launch his boat, he reached us in about an hour after I sent the message. It only took a few minutes to get us off the sandbar and on our way. It would have been a lot harder without the app since their captain was unfamiliar with the area. While I have a GPS on the boat, coaxing the coordinates out of it is more difficult than tapping “send.”While I could live without my smartphone, it has become a great tool that I use all the time. Given the useful and personal nature of all of these apps and more, it still surprises me that more people my age don’t take advantage of smartphones.Image courtesy of Shutterstock.center_img Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology david sobottalast_img read more

The Better You Get the Better You Better Get

first_imgThe title of the post was inspired by David Allen, founder of GTD (Get Things Done); if you listen to him enough you’ll hear him say it.If you want better results than you are generating now, you have to become better than you are now.Putting Things in the Right OrderThere are a lot of areas you might improve upon, and in Sales business acumen is right at the top of that list. But not the very, very top.Your physical health is the most important factor when it comes to generating greater success. Without your physical health, you will lack the stamina and energy to perform at peak levels. You are going to generate your very best performance when you are in your best physical health.The answer to optimal health is simple, but it isn’t easy. It requires that you sleep more than you believe necessary. It also means you need to eat with health as the intention instead of pleasure (even though there are ways to accomplish both). You also have to maintain your hydration.This is all common sense, but too few practice it, especially people who are running and gunning, hustling and achieving.Mental ToughnessThe second most important factor in your success depends a great deal on the first factor, and that is your psychological health. Your mental stamina and mental toughness depend a great deal upon your physical health. But they also depend upon your underlying belief systems and your attitude.You may not believe that you have a philosophy of your own, but you do, and it is found in your belief structures. The question is whether it is serving you.Your personal philosophy, your mind’s operating system, is worth exploring, and it’s worth working on. For an immediate improvement, look at the new mindfulness work and the stoic philosophies (Of which Tim Ferris and Ryan Holliday are huge proponents, both who make that work easily accessible).If you really want to be a hustler, and by that I mean a truly successful salesperson, you need to be committed to yourself first and foremost. Before you dive into a new health regimen it’s important that you’re mindful as to why you are doing it. Your physical health is the foundation upon which your sales success is built.last_img read more