Unbeaten Pirates go for No. 4; Lions, Knights collide

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mapua and Emilio Aguinaldo College hope to get back on track when they square off in the noontime tip-off.Hailed for putting emphasis on his players’ academics, coach Topex Robinson hopes the Pirates’ early success “will inspire others and give them hope.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“Winning is the result of our vision, and we want to make sure we inspire others,” said Robinson.San Beda and Letran ruled the last two seasons of the league, but the Knights are the underdogs heading into the clash as the Red Lions kept their seasoned and talented core from last season. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “It will really be a tough matchup,” said San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez. “Letran is a physical team, that’s their brand of game. We will just have to be ready for the physicality and hopefully the referees will call it right.”Following the 62-65 loss to Jose Rizal U on Friday, Letran coach Jeff Napa shifted his focus to their game with the Lions.“We’re going all out,” said Napa. “We’ll not allow them to just beat us. We will bounce back strong and execute.”Fernandez, whose team’s lone loss came against Lyceum, said starting strong would be the key against the Knights.“We started really flat against EAC and St. Benilde,” said Fernandez. “We will address that because we’re facing a formidable team in Letran.” —CEDELF P. TUPASADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Lyceum, a team that is turning heads for its heady play and the mentality instilled by its coach, shoots for a fourth straight victory, while San Beda rekindles its rivalry with Letran on Wednesday in NCAA Season 93 basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Pirates tangle with the dangerous Arellano Chiefs at 2 p.m. before the Red Lions and the Knights collide in their first meeting of the season.ADVERTISEMENT Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return View comments LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Australia too much for Perlas Pilipinaslast_img read more

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Metaphors of Evolution

first_imgIf Will Rogers never met a man he didn’t like, science never metaphor it didn’t force.  The history of science is replete with examples of metaphors not only trying to explain phenomena, but actually driving scientific research.  Many times thoughtless metaphors have said more about current social values than science.    So argued Mary Midgley, a “a freelance philosopher, specialising in moral philosophy,” in an article on New Scientist:The trouble with metaphors is that they don’t just mirror scientific beliefs, they also shape them.  Our imagery is never just surface paint, it expresses, advertises and strengthens our preferred interpretations.  It also usually carries unconscious bias from the age we live in – and this can be tricky to ditch no matter how faulty, unless we ask ourselves how and why things go wrong, and start to talk publicly about how we should understand metaphor.The article was developed from her book, The Solitary Self.  But did her conclusion learn the lessons of history?  Here is a short list of metaphors she found in science over the centuries:Nature, the clock:  Scientists in Newton’s day envisioned the world as a mechanical clock wound up by God.Nature, the billiard game:  Early atomists interpreted everything as colliding billiard-ball atoms.  Rousseau applied this to “social atomism.”Nature, the war of all against all:  Thomas Hobbes’ metaphor of a war of individuals “accidentally launched a wider revolt against the notion of citizenship,” Midgley said.  “The slogan made it possible to argue later that there is no such thing as society, that we owe one another nothing.”Nature, the capitalist:  Laissez-faire capitalism, Midgley argued, is an application of atomism to economics.Nature, the competitor:  Spencer and Darwin used the metaphor of competition to interpret nature, although Midgley asserts that “Charles Darwin actually hated much of it, flatly rejecting the crude, direct application of natural selection to social policies.”  Whether or not his emotions against competition were derived from science or from his cultural milieu is another question.Nature as selfish genes:  “Evolution has been the most glaring example of the thoughtless use of metaphor over the past 30 years, with the selfish/war metaphors dominating and defining the landscape so completely it becomes hard to admit there are other ways of conceiving it,” Midgley complained.Nature as self-organization:  D’Arcy Thompson, Brian Goodwin, Steven Rose and Simon Conway Morris have worked on the metaphor of unfolding organic forms, “a kind of self-organisation within each species, which has its own logic.”  Contrary to the long-held view of nature red in tooth and claw, Goodwin has written that humans are “every bit as co-operative as we are competitive; as altruistic as we are selfish.”So did Midgley argue that we need to rid science of metaphors?  No; she proposed new and better ones suitable for the 21st century – the language of integrated systems:Now the old metaphors of evolution need to give way to new ones founded on integrative thinking – reasoning based on systems thinking.  This way, the work of evolution can be seen as intelligible and constructive, not as a gamble driven randomly by the forces of competition.  And if non-competitive imagery is needed, systems biologist Denis Noble has a good go at it in The Music Of Life, where he points out how natural development, not being a car, needs no single “driver” to direct it.  Symphonies, he remarks, are not caused only by a single dominant instrument nor, indeed, solely by their composer.  And developing organisms do not even need a composer: they grow, as wholes, out of vast and ancient systems which are themselves parts of nature.She did not reveal whether she is an admirer of John Cage’s “chance music,” but his kind of music seems to be the only kind that emerges without a composer.  All other symphonies are usually composed and performed by intelligent design.  It could be argued, though, that even John Cage purposefully chose to produce his works in certain directed ways.  He had to choose to sit at a piano, for instance, and decide not to play for 4 minutes and 33 seconds, turning pages at pre-designed “movements.”  For the metaphor to work, Cage would have had to step aside and do absolutely nothing – but even that would be a choice.Metaphors bewitch you (07/04/2003).  If Mary Midgley wants to criticize earlier scientists for imposing their social values (like competition) on nature, then how can she avoid being criticized for imagining nature to be a self-organizing system?  The next philosopher in future years could just as easily sneer at Midgley’s own misguided conceptions of nature, just as she sneered at evolutionists for being guilty of the most thoughtless uses of metaphor.    Is it even possible for humans to perceive nature without metaphors?  If you look at the list, all of the suggested metaphors have presupposed intelligent agency: clocks, billiards, warfare, competition, selfish genes, symphonies.  Intelligence in the atomistic view is a little harder to spot, until you recognize that colliding atoms presuppose natural laws: spherical shapes, and consistent physics of collisions.  Theists draw on the metaphor of a Creator as Architect, Designer, Maker, and Overseer.  That is how God describes himself.  So if every other metaphor already presupposes intelligent agency, then theism must be the most accurate one.  Metaphors, therefore, can be true.    If metaphors are inescapable, the symphony one is a good one.  God becomes the composer and conductor, His creatures the obedient yet skilled musicians, the instruments the capabilities, skills and talents he has endowed on his works.  The music is extended in time, with moments of tension and relaxation, periods where the listener is uncertain where the work is headed, but all working toward a planned finale.    Remove the sheet music and the conductor, though, and you get nothing but endless tuning exercises that all sound alike.  Eventually the musicians leave and the music stops, having gone nowhere.  John Cage might be happy, but not the rest of us, who know design when we see it and hear it.  The fact that audiences vastly prefer Mozart to John Cage just might reveal something about reality.(Visited 184 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Tilt-A-World: Another Constraint on Habitability

first_imgDid you ever ride a Tilt-A-Whirl, one of those cheap carnival rides that makes you dizzy and sick?  Our planet would be like that (in slow motion) if its inclination were out of control.  Without tilt stability, a new study reveals, we wouldn’t be sick, we’d be dead, or never alive in the first place.   It’s not enough to be in the Habitable Zone.  Would-be inhabited planets need to avoid a new problem, called “tilt erosion.”The new constraint on habitability is described in an article by Adam Hadhazy on NASA’s Astrobiology Magazine, “Loss of Planetary Tilt Could Doom Alien Life.”  Astronomers considering the factors needed to sustain life already knew that inclination was important.  They knew that it provides for alternating seasons, distributing the temperate zones so that the equator is not eternally hot and the high latitudes eternally frozen.  They also knew that red dwarf stars (the majority of stars), with their narrower habitable zones closer in, tend to tidally lock one face of a planet toward its star, dramatically reducing its habitable real estate (2/09/2006).The new study by René Heller, a postdoctoral research associate at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics in Potsdam, Germany, shows that stable inclination is far more important for life than previously assumed.  Cheerful astrobiologists envisioning life everywhere are going to have to worry about this new constraint; “The findings do not bode well for planets residing in the habitable, or ‘Goldilocks’ zones around red stars smaller than the Sun,” the article said.  Here’s a summary of Heller’s findings and the implications:Time limit:  “According to computer simulations, red dwarf stars quickly erase the axial tilt of habitable, Earth-like exoplanets. This temperature-moderating tilt is nullified in such a short time that life may never have a chance to get going.”Far out:  Habitable planets around sun-like stars suffer far less tilt erosion.  So far, so good – provided they have at least 5 degrees of tilt.  If not, watch out:Gasping for air:  “In theory, bands of habitability in temperate, mid-latitude zones could persist. In a worst-case scenario, however, the entire atmosphere of a zero-obliquity planet could collapse, Heller said. Gases might evaporate into space around the planet’s blazing middle and freeze to the ground in the bleak north and south.  Life, had it ever emerged, would be stopped dead in its tracks.”Zero tolerance:  All planets suffer tilt erosion, including Earth.  “Over time, this mechanism forces the planet into a zero-obliquity equilibrium.”  This limits the time available for life to originate and persist: “The length of a window of significant obliquity could be critical for the development of life.”Narrowing and harrowing:  Most stars have too short an obliquity window: “For relatively cool, dim stars with less than half the Sun’s mass, the obliquity window becomes quite narrow.”Life stopwatch:  Assuming that evolution needs more than a billion years for life to originate and evolve up to sentience, it’s never going to happen on worlds around stars less than 90% the sun’s mass.  Red dwarfs have an obliquity window of about 100 million years; stars with 90% the sun’s mass might have a billion years before it’s too late, and the planet is forced to zero obliquity (see points 3 and 4).  Heller said, “We found that extrasolar terrestrial planets in the habitable zone of low-mass stars lose their primordial obliquities on time scales much shorter than life required to evolve on Earth.”Size doesn’t matter:  Won’t larger planets fare better?  Sorry; “The obliquities for ‘super-Earths’ – worlds several to 10 times the mass of the Earth – would also rapidly vanish around red dwarfs.”Lockout:  “To make matters worse,” the article continued, tidal locking gets added to tilt erosion.  One side becomes locked to face the star forever.  “That side can become superheated and sterilized while the dark half of the planet enters a permanent, frozen night.”Jupiter’s wrath:  A habitable planet too close to a gas giant suffers its gravitational blows.  Thank God Earth is farther from Jupiter than Mars.  “Hulking Jupiter wreaks havoc with the Red Planet’s obliquity, causing it to vary by perhaps as much as 60 degrees over the course of a million years, Heller said. Those disturbances lead to big swings in global temperatures and glacier cover, and on more habitable worlds that sort of climatic chaos could spell the end for life.”Lucky moon?  Our moon helps keep Earth’s obliquity stable for long periods, but that’s partly because we orbit a rare star  “Yet big moons might not be a saving grace for habitable-zone, terrestrial worlds around red dwarfs. The habitable planet’s necessary close proximity to a dim star could destabilize lunar orbits, said Caleb Scharf, director of Columbia University’s multidisciplinary Astrobiology Center, who was not involved in Heller’s research.”Overall, the article on NASA’s prime astrobiology website sounds pretty pessimistic for astrobiology (a science without a subject).  Obliquity is coming into view as a far more critical factor for habitability than previously realized.  Caleb Scharf, director of Columbia University’s multidisciplinary Astrobiology Center, who was not involved in Heller’s research, got off the Tilt-A-World onto solid ground when he said, “obliquity can certainly end up being the critical lynchpin of determining whether or not any part of a planet could be considered habitable.”  All we know is that conditions are pretty darn good on the spinning globe on which we stand.If you haven’t experienced a Tilt-A-Whirl, somebody recorded a stomach-eye view on YouTube.  Enjoy.  Ponder Earth on that kind of trajectory.In The Privileged Planet documentary, Dr. Bijan Nemati (JPL) explained the combined probability of some 20 different factors needed to support life, using conservative values of 1 in 10 for each, at a thousandth of a trillionth.  That makes another habitable planet unlikely in the Milky Way or local group of galaxies.  This new factor might just lower the probability to make Earth unique in the local supercluster of galaxies, if not the whole universe.  Let’s tally up the habitable zones astrobiologists have told us about:Galactic Habitable Zone, where a star must be located (09/29/2009);Circumstellar Habitable Zone, the right radius from the star (10/08/2010);Continuously Habitable Zone, because too much variety can be lethal (07/21/2007);Temporal Habitable Zone, because habitable zones do not last forever (10/27/2008);Chemical and Thermodynamic Habitable Zone, where water can be liquid (12/30/2003);Ultraviolet Habitable Zone, free from deadly radiation (08/15/2006);Tidal Habitable Zone, which rules out most stars that are small (02/26/2011).Stable Obliquity Habitable Zone (this entry)Some of these probably overlap: for instance, a red dwarf will fail on the last two points due to the same forces eroding obliquity and tidally locking the planet’s rotation; a red dwarf will also subject its planet to flares and UV.  It is still very clear, though, that getting all these factors just right requires winning a cosmic lottery.  You can have an earth-like planet with a good moon orbiting a sun-like star, but if it is outside the Galactic Habitable Zone, no dice.  Or you can have all the right combinations except a star that is less than 90% the sun’s mass, and tilt erosion will kick in, given enough time, to erase life before (using evolutionary assumptions), sentient beings could evolve.  It’s like a combination lock; close enough is not good enough.Note that the list of Habitable Zone factors ignores other requirements, like water, the right atmosphere, the right crustal composition, a global magnetic field, plate tectonics, the right moon at the right distance, and more.  A planet could win the Habitable Zone lottery and still be lifeless if too volcanic (like Io), or shrouded in carbon dioxide and sulfuric acid (like Venus), or lacking surface carbon (see 05/21/2011).Let’s face it: either we are pretty darn lucky, or Earth was designed for life, as the Creator spoke through the prophets (Isaiah 45:18).  If you take the former view (luck), you have said good-bye to science.  Why?  Because sheer dumb luck is none other than the Stuff Happens Law (9/15/2008, 9/22/2009), the law of nature for science quitters (“Why is there life on Earth?  Stuff happens”).  It’s a hand-waving answer that provides no useful information or understanding.When you combine extremely low probability (see our online book) with functional information (a planet that supports sentient life), you get intelligent design science.  When you combine that with consciousness and intelligence, you get philosophy.  When you combine that with revelation from the Creator, you get all the necessary and sufficient evidence you need to understand yourself, the world, and the universe.  What’s the problem?  Why would anyone wish to resist the only answer that makes sense of the world?  Stop riding the Tilt-A-World theory of evolution, and stand on the solid rock (Matthew 7:13-29).(Visited 31 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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SA business delegation heads for India

first_img25 February 2014 A delegation of 40 business people, headed by Deputy Trade and Industry Minister Elizabeth Thabethe, departed for India on Monday on a five-day mission to promote South Africa as a trade and investment destination. The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said in a statement on Monday that its fifth annual Investment and Trade Initiative in India would target the promotion of South Africa’s agro-processing, beneficiated metals and mining technology, automotive components and electro-technical sectors. The mission, which will include trade and investment seminars, mini-exhibitions and business-to-business meetings in Chennai and Mumbai, is looking to “generate trade leads, identify potential buyers and build a presence and image of South Africa’s diverse sector in India,” the DTI said. According to Thabethe, India’s fast-growing economy is expected to play an important and growing role in the global economy in coming years. “World trade patterns are changing, and trade with India is of growing importance to South Africa,” she said, adding that predictions that India’s economy would recover to its previous high levels in the coming years were good news for South Africa. South Africa’s trade with India has doubled over the last five years, with minerals such as gold, diamonds and platinum, base metals, chemical products and machinery making up the bulk of exports. “India has been one of our top 10 trading partners for the past few years and is now our fifth-largest export destination and sixth-largest source of imports,” Thabethe said. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Brand South Africa and Touch HD partner to host Game of Heritage, Pride and Unity

first_imgJohannesburg – Thursday 19th September 2019 – Brand South Africa has partnered with Touch HD and Soweto TV, to host the first ever soccer match aptly named the Game of Heritage, Pride and Unity on Heritage Day, 24th of September.The game is the brain child of media personality Thabo Molefe, fondly known as Tbo Touch. He established an online audio platform in 2008 with a vision to be a world class service that provides podcast and audio live streaming services that bring the benefits of low data rates to the market.Speaking on the game, Thabo says “Nothing draws people together more than sport and soccer is huge in South Africa. We want to celebrate Heritage Day not just through embracing our different cultures (something that makes SA so beautiful) but through doing something that brings about a spirit of unity and patriotism through the friendly game of soccer between South African celebrities and sports icons”.“Brand South Africa is proud to be part of the inaugural Game of heritage, pride and unity. As an organisation we have to consistently find ways that promote nation building, pride and patriotism in order to unite the people of South Africa and this collaboration helps achieve our mission. Sport has the ability to unite nations and what better way to also showcase our diverse and colourful heritage,” said Brand South Africa’s Acting Chief Marketing Officer Ms Sithembile Ntombela.Cultural pride will be in the air with different proudly South African pop up shops and stalls selling everything cultural from clothes, food, art and jewellery. Spectators are encouraged to come dressed in ways that represent their pride in their heritage and country.Kick off will take place at the Nike Football Training Centre in Soweto in Soweto from 11am. Gates open at 10am.Entrance on the day is a South African Flag. These will also be available on sale at the venueJoin the celebration and follow us on #GameofHeritage #PlayYourPart #HeritageMonth2019 #InspiringNewWayslast_img read more

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Leveraging the Benefits of Marketing Content Collaboration

first_imgWhile the saying goes that too many chefs in the kitchen spoil the broth, that’s not the case when it comes to a collaborative marketing environment. Instead, combining sales and marketing efforts with user-generated content can improve ROI.Content Collaboration is a Win-WinThink about it: When you create content in a silo, you are alone. You lose the opportunity and the ability to tap into other perspectives and creativity that can shape the content to what your audience wants. It’s those opinions and direct insights from the audience members themselves or the sales team out on the front lines that can enhance the marketing content.Plus, when everyone collaborates, including audience members, that social reach increases from your own direct audience as a brand to the social audiences of each user, influencer, and team member who worked on producing that content.It sounds compelling, but may be easier said than done because the inclination to collaborate and meld everyone’s ideas with minimal conflict is not the natural response. Yet, it is possible to create a marketing content collaboration process.Start with the Right ToolsFirst, a content collaboration platform can help how everyone gets involved. A platform adds structure, organization, and accountability to the content collaboration process. Rather than opting for a spreadsheet with a to-do list and due dates found on traditional project management platforms, a solution designed for content collaboration focuses on creativity, sharing, and feedback.The solution then becomes a content repository that stores collaborative content for use, review, and measurement. Besides written and visual content, this repository can also hold creative files, audio recordings, templates, collateral assets and anything else that enables the content collaboration process.Since teams can spend up to 20 percent of their time looking for the content or components they need. According to McKinsey — having this type of social technology can increase productivity and shorten project timeframes. It also helps to have an understanding of what type of collaborative content works best for your brand as well as a formal process for developing, managing and measuring your collaborative content.Types of Collaborative Marketing ContentThere are many types of content where collaboration can yield improved results. Here are a few content options for collaboration:Guest PostsGuest posts provide a way to share your expertise with a larger audience and build links that can bring that audience back to your site. You are sharing a service for others to learn more about the knowledge and experience on the site.Collaboration can widen as you return the favor to include others on your own blog. You’ll be expanding your audience and the depth of the valuable information you deliver. This can be a long-lasting collaboration if you approach it in the right way.To collaborate on content, identify other sites that are authoritative and relevant. Using models like Domain Authority (DA) can simplify this process. If a site has a DA of 20 or more, then this is a worthy target for content collaboration.Find the appropriate contact at that company by looking through the executive team on their website or a site like LinkedIn. They may also list guest blog guidelines on their site. Reach out and suggest some blog topics that might be mutually beneficial and agree on the terms.Case Studies While the first type of collaborative content involved an industry colleague, case studies are a collaboration between you and one of your customers.First, it helps solidify a customer relationship by working together.Second, a case study illustrates how the customer has addressed a real-world issue which other customers and prospects can relate to.And, third, it builds credibility with your audience as you provide them with useful insights.To develop a case study, you can collaborate on a relevant storyline and quantitative evidence. Using quotes from your customer and beneficial observations or project vision will enhance the content.User-Generated ContentYour audiences do most of the work by creating the content, including photos and videos. Yet, it’s still collaborative because you are able to leverage and share information from your target audience.The readership will feel more involved with your brand and are likely to also share their content with their social circle for viral benefits.Expert Roundup ArticlesAn expert roundup article can include a mention or a quote from a wide range of contributors that have insights and proficiency about a particular topic or trend that impacts your audience. This material can involve existing content that you pull from different sources or be part of the new original content you request from these experts.Connection with a wide range of industry experts provides a wealth of beneficial information for your audience while building credibility that you are working or partnering with many industry leaders.Industry Leader Interviews This content collaboration is like an expert roundup and may focus on one industry expert. It becomes the dive deep into a topic or trend that is relevant to your audience. A good place to reach out to other industry experts is at a conference or through a social media channel like Twitter or LinkedIn.You can agree on what to discuss and arrange an interview in person or by phone. From there, you can turn your conversation into an article that both you and the industry leader can share within your circles.Podcasts and VideosRather than produce your interview content into writing, you may choose to leverage your collaborative content for videos and podcast formats. Much of today’s audiences like to watch video content or listen to audio content. These two formats for collaborative content address those preferences and provide a quick and easy way to get content to your audience.Develop a Content Collaboration ProcessDon’t assume the entire content collaboration process needs to be digital — because there is still merit when it comes to in-person collaboration. There will always be great benefit from strategic partners, the sales team, your customers, and industry influencers.When it comes to the notes, whiteboards, and easels — all this information can become hard to track when it comes to creating the end-product. It helps to use video conferencing technology and the collaborative content platform simultaneously to create more personalized, inclusive brainstorming sessions related to the creation process.A clear communication process is also integral in marketing content collaboration. Without clarity, there can be misunderstandings, or frustration leading to conflict. You will want a clear plan in place to circumvent any breakdown in the collaborative process.Intelligent transmission of collaborative information means getting input, feedback, updates, and approvals in a timely fashion, moving the process forward with ease. Use real-time communication mechanisms like collaborative software and instant messaging to address all communication needs.Minimize how many tools you use for the collaborative content process to help add efficiency to the process. According to one source, 42 percent of marketers may use six to 10 tools to manage their work while almost one in five marketers uses even more. Integrate intuitive tools as much as possible for faster information flow, to help everyone involved.Keep CollaboratingThere are many advantages to using collaborative content in the short term. You can also be confident there’s considerable benefit taking a long-term strategic perspective with content marketing, as well.By continuing to develop collaborative content, you’ll be able to deepen relationships with industry colleagues, customers, and prospects. Brad is the editor overseeing contributed content at ReadWrite.com. He previously worked as an editor at PayPal and Crunchbase. You can reach him at brad at readwrite.com. Related Posts Tags:#content collaboration#Content Marketing#content vids#growth-hacking content#Podcasts How OKR’s Completely Transformed Our Culture Brad AndersonEditor In Chief at ReadWritecenter_img Trends Driving the Loyalty Marketing Industry AI is Not the Holy Grail of Sales, at Least Not… This is a sponsored post for Dropbox. All opinions are my own. 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Globalport clings to playoff hope after upset of Rain or Shine

first_imgPBA IMAGESGlobalport stayed in the playoff race in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup after coming away with a 107-101 win over Rain or Shine Friday at Alonte Sports Arena in Laguna.The Batang Pier improved to 4-6 to tie Phoenix for the ninth spot while the Elasto Painters slipped to .500 territory with a 5-5 record.ADVERTISEMENT Globalport had a 101-97 lead with over a minute remaining after Terrence Romeo hit a triple to give the Batang Pier a little bit of breather.Romeo would extend their lead to 103-98 at the 53-second mark but Jeff Chan cut it to a single basket, 103-101, after hitting a step-back triple with 41 seconds remaining.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingChan’s last basket, however, was the Rain or Shine’s last moment of glory as Sean Anthony slashed off any attempts to a comeback as he made a dagger of a jumper with 26 seconds left to give Globalport the 105-101 lead.Romeo led Globalport with 26 points, seven assists, and five rebounds while Justin Harper added 19 points and 10 boards. Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Duke Crews had 23 points and 17 rebounds to lead Rain or Shine while James Yap churned out 22 points, 18 of which came from beyond the arc.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Filoil: Red Lions bag second win MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds View commentslast_img read more

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