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 Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ Oladipo, Pacers end Cavaliers 13-game winning streak Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ FILE – Miami Heat center Chris Bosh gestures as he speaks during a news conference before the start of an NBA basketball game between the Heat and the Boston Celtics, Monday, March 9, 2015, in Miami. Bosh is recovering after falling seriously ill because of blood clots on one of his lungs. The Heat said that Bosh is scheduled to resume “full basketball activities” in September. APDESOTO, Texas — The mother of professional basketball free agent Chris Bosh is among several people questioned by police during a drug raid in a Dallas suburb.A DeSoto police spokesman said Frieda Bosh was one of several people found about 6:30 a.m. Friday in the house in a posh gated community in DeSoto. Police Sgt. Nick Bristow said no arrests were made, but enough drug paraphernalia was found to indicate they were used in narcotics trafficking. He said the investigation was continuing.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Bristow said Chris Bosh is listed as the owner of the house but was not among those there Friday.There was no listed telephone number for Frieda Bosh or her son.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseChris Bosh played 13 NBA seasons in the NBA. Plagued by injuries and health issues in recent years, he was cut by the Miami Heat on July 4. View comments
In a marked turnaround, Elissa Ennis now says she lied under oath in May to save Reuben Foster’s San Francisco 49ers career, and is standing by her latest claims of domestic violence against him.The latest revelation about alleged domestic violence involving Foster included Ennis’ claim that the 49ers tried to suppress her latest accusation, which led to his arrest and release from the team last month. Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen said his office will not pursue perjury …
7 April 2014 Top South African female referee and former Springbok women’s rugby stalwart Marlize Jordaan was on Friday named as one of eight international women’s referees to officiate matches at the 2014 IRB Women’s Rugby World Cup in France in August.Sole South African In total, 14 match officials were unveiled by the International Rugby Board (IRB), eight referees and six assistant referees, with Jordaan being the only South African. Two of the remaining seven match referees were from New Zealand, while the USA, England, Ireland, Australia and Canada each had one representative respectively. Jordaan will be the third South African female referee to take charge of a game at the Women’s World Cup, following in the footsteps of Jenny Bentel and Kim Smit.‘An inspiration’ “Marlize has been an inspiration for female referees in South Africa, and it gives me great pleasure to see her receive the recognition she deserves,” the South African Rugby Union’s (Saru) General manager for Referees Andre Watson said in a statement. “This is a fantastic achievement as this honour is bestowed only on the best referees in the world. Her work ethic is admirable and so is her passion and dedication, so it is great to see her following in the footsteps of Jenny and Kim.” Dates and venues The Women’s Rugby World Cup will takes place from 1 to 17 August, with the pool matches being played in Marcoussis, near Paris, and the final stages to be held at Stade Jean Bouin, the home of Stade Francais. Jordaan made history in 2013 when she became the first female to officiate in a men’s Sevens international when she took charge of the IRB Sevens Rugby World Cup qualifier between Peru and Paraguay in Brazil in February. During her career as a player she represented the Springbok Women’s team at the Nations Cup in Canada in 2009 and she played tests in Dubai and Scotland.‘The top officials’ Commenting on the referee appointments, IRB Women’s Match Official Selection Committee Chairman John Jeffrey said: “These referees and assistant referees have proven themselves to be the top match officials in the women’s game and fully deserve their appointment to what is women’s rugby’s pinnacle tournament. “It is a great achievement for each of them to have been selected and it is a testament to their hard work and dedication. I would like to congratulate them and wish them all the best for the tournament in August,” he concluded. 2014 WRWC REFEREES Referees: Jess Beard (New Zealand), Leah Berard (USA), Claire Hodnett (England), Nicky Inwood (New Zealand), Marlize Jordaan (South Africa), Helen O’Reilly (Ireland), Amy Perrett (Australia), Sherry Trumbull (Canada). Assistant referees: Beatrice Benvenuti (Italy), Sara Cox (England), Clare Daniels (England), Marie Lematte (France), Alhambra Nievas (Spain), Alex Pratt (Scotland) SAinfo reporter
In building your production or post production business choosing whether to get an office can be a costly decision. Here are 5 reasons why you don’t need an office but shouldn’t work from home.If you’re a lone freelancer just starting out or a growing team of collaborating professionals, then getting an office space can feel like the next step in seeing your business really grow up. And while there are many benefits to renting office space, depending on the nature of your business and how you most commonly interact with your clients, it doesn’t have to be the only way to move your business out of the home/garage/shed/attic/bedroom it’s currently in. Here are a few thoughts on why you may need to get your business out of the house and into the big wide world.Image from MargayCoffee.com2 Good Reasons Not to Work From HomeAs someone who works from home very regularly I love it. I’m productive, focused and (fairly) good at switching off from work at the end of the day. Hoever, I know plenty of people who hate working from home. They find it lonely, isolating, tough to knuckle down and get work done or find it hard to maintain a ‘don’t bring your work home with you mentality’. It becomes too easy to spend just another hour or two getting that last little bit of work done…when you should be giving yourself a break.Deciding whether or not to work from home really depends on your personality and also what your home is like (if you live next to a school, building site or fried chicken shop it might not be the most tranquil of environments). Failing to make good choices based on what works best for you could really hamper your career and the day to day enjoyment of your working life.Secondly, working from home is really less than ideal for some clients. If you’re a freelancer working out of your bedroom, having your client sit on your bed while you review the project is probably not cool. If they’re a friend, they might not care, but it certainly doesn’t communicate a professional vibe.For a lot of my clients a remote review with Dropbox’d files works just fine. For attended edits, I prefer to work in my clients offices/studios, as it tends to speed up the process of signing off final details and getting graphics/logos and other client supplied assets sorted out much quicker. Whatever you do, the need for a ‘professional space’ will hopefully arise sooner rather than later.So if you shouldn’t work from home, then where should you work?3 Reasons Not to Get an OfficeOne of the main reasons not to spring for a brand new office space, replete with leather sofas and framed movie posters, is that it is an expensive and a long term commitment to take on. Yes it will provide you with the space you need to grow, entertain clients and store all your expensive equipment but it also represents a fixed cost you will need to meet every month, even if times are slow. If you are thinking of renting office space make sure you factor in things like insurance, heating and electricity bills, cleaning, Internet, furniture costs, etc, etc. All of these costs need to be covered in part, by each and every project you budget for. They can ultimately be eating into your profit margin if not carefully accounted for.Image from Dept of Coffee and Social Affairs, a great London based workspace.A businessman friend of mine vows never to own an office because he feels that its an incredibly inefficient way to own space. First of all you’re paying for it 24/7/365 even though you may only be in there (if you’re lucky!) 8-10 hours a day and not on weekends or holidays etc. He dislikes the idea of paying for that space when he’s not using it.Instead he has a collection of a wide variety of hotels, clubs, bars, cafes, restaurants and ‘meeting-spaces’ scattered all over town which he draws upon depending on the occasion:An important meeting with a first time client – a preferred table at a fancy restaurant.A vibrant brainstorming session with a team – book a hotel conference room for an afternoon.In only paying for space as and when you need it (the cost of a long lunch is a better deal than renting a cubicle!) and having spaces to cater for all occasions, this approach provides a much more flexible solution. One of my favourite coffee shops in London (The Department of Coffee and Social Affairs) has a great little meeting room you can hire by the hour (or just make a minimum food spend). This works well for client meetings with several people. Plus, they serve amazing coffee!Image from http://create.nacue.com/If you need something much more permanent then hub spaces are a collaborative, affordable and flexible way of moving your business out of your house but not into an expensive office. The growing trend of hot-desking (a desk, a chair, wifi) or hackerspace/hubspace (usually with communal creative tools like 3D printers or jigsaws etc) allows you to hire a desk by the day, week, month or year. Renting a bit of an office to share with others as and when you need it will be cheaper than renting a whole office, all the time.Shared spaces also provide a community of co-workers to interact with who might be ripe for creative cross-pollination. The animator who just moved in two doors down might be perfect for a pitch to a client or the composer across from you with the recording studio space might have the right tools for recording professional voiceovers.Image from FlickrIf your city doesn’t have a thriving hot-desking/hackerspace scene then think entrepreneurially and snap up a bargain. Some friends of mine are using a converted crypt under a church in the centre of town as cheap co-creating office space. Another friend pointed out a clever business opportunity the other day; find a local creche or daycare with extra space nearby and open up a hot-desking hub for parents dropping off their kids – they could even have lunch together.Approaching businesses, churches and facilities with space that isn’t always in use could unearth some really creative and innovative ‘office’ workspace alternatives.Are you using a coworking or collaborative workspace?Share your experiences (the positives and negatives) in the comments below!
Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGlobalPort coach Pido Jarencio took full responsibility for his team’s loss to Magnolia on Tuesday night in a game where the Batang Pier blew an early 20-point lead.The Batang Pier led 26-6 late in the first quarter and were still ahead by 11 at the half before the Hotshots came all the way back behind old timers Mark Barroca and Marc Pingris in the third quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “No sour graping, no pinpointing. Perhaps, I wasn’t able to prepare my team well,” Jarencio said in Filipino. “It’s all my fault. It was all me.”Magnolia outscored GlobalPort, 27-14, in the pivotal third period en route to an 86-79 win to secure its spot in the semifinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutDespite the loss that sent GlobalPort out of contention, Jarencio said he liked the fact that his players fought until the final buzzer.“At least we fought and that’s all I wanted which is to see them fight. We fell short but there will come a time that we’ll have a happy ending,” he said. “As long as the players keep working hard, continue to listen and do what they’re told, we’ll continue to improve.” LATEST STORIES Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Defense, patience keys to Hotshots’ comeback win, says Barroca Read Next Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police 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 John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding The Batang Pier dropped their last two games just when their star guard Terrence Romeo returned from a knee injury.Romeo hasn’t been himself since coming back and he also took the blame for failing to show up.“We weren’t able to make shots, especially myself. I’m still far from the player I used to be. I don’t have my timing and I really need to catchup on a lot of things,” he said.The 25-year-old Romeo, who is one of the most lethal scorers in the league today, scored just 14 points on 6-of-18 shooting from the field in close to 30 minutes of action.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico View comments
UNC enters tonight’s national championship match-up against Villanova as a three point favorite, so it should be no surprise that the Tar Heels’ top player is the favorite to take home the NCAA Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player award. Bovada has forward Brice Johnson at +110 to win the award, with Villanova’s Josh Hart as the second favorite at +325. Here is the full set of odds.With UNC’s size advantage, Johnson is a very legitimate favorite for the award, but if you believe in Villanova, a bet on Jenkins or Arcidiacono has to be pretty tempting at +900. [Bovada]
The Minister was speaking at a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)-hosted breakfast forum at the Courtleigh Hotel in New Kingston on Friday (March 8) to commemorate International Women’s Day. “The Government affirms that gender equality is an essential requirement for attaining this. We remain committed to gender equality as a precondition for and indicator of a people-centred approach to national development,” she said. Story Highlights Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, says the Government remains committed to promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls for sustainable development.“The Government affirms that gender equality is an essential requirement for attaining this. We remain committed to gender equality as a precondition for and indicator of a people-centred approach to national development,” she said.The Minister was speaking at a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)-hosted breakfast forum at the Courtleigh Hotel in New Kingston on Friday (March 8) to commemorate International Women’s Day.The event was held under the theme: ‘Breaking Through to Next-Level Gender Equality in the Jamaican Workplace’.Ms. Grange, who commended the UNDP for its commitment to promoting gender equality through its Gender Equality Seal certification programme for public and private enterprises, indicated that the Government’s longstanding relationship with the organisation will be strengthened by their common vision of providing equal opportunities for all persons.She also endorsed the forum’s theme, noting that “it fits perfectly with the Government’s gender mainstreaming programme which gives priority focus to women’s empowerment to achieving gender equality”.Ms. Grange pointed out that Jamaica is experiencing a new consciousness in relation to gender equality, arguing that a gender transformative agenda is critical to, not only maintaining peaceful communities, but building sustainable and flourishing national economies.Meanwhile, UNDP Resident Representative in Jamaica, Dr. Elsie Laurence-Chounoune, commended the Government for its strides in gender mainstreaming.These advancements, she noted, have resulted in the elevation of a significant proportion of women (59.3 per cent) to managerial positions; high levels of female enrolment in tertiary institutions; and notable progress in piloting development of the Sexual Harassment Bill and National Policy on Gender Equality.Dr. Laurence-Chounoune said the UNDP’s Gender Equality Seal certification programme emphasises the need for greater workplace equity, and encouraged private sector and quasi-public enterprises to participate in the engagement.She pointed out that the programme is designed to improve staff retention, increase productivity, reduce absenteeism and provide greater return on investment.“Your company’s gender equitable footprint is likely to have a well needed positive ripple effect for gender equality throughout Jamaica, which is intrinsically linked to sustainable development and is vital to the realization of human rights for all,” she addedThe breakfast forms was jointly hosted with the Bureau of Gender Affairs and Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC).It featured presentations from representatives of several leading private sector firms participating in the UNDP’s certification programme, which was launched in Jamaica in 2017.International Women’s Day 2019 was observed on March 8 under the campaign theme: ‘#BalanceforBetter’.The global theme was: ‘Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change’. Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, says the Government remains committed to promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls for sustainable development.
The driver is in the hospital with injuries that are considered to be serious.For further information on this story; CLICK HERE CHETWYND, B.C. – This past weekend, on Sunday, August 18th at 7:35 am a semi-truck carrying compressed natural gas had an incident that caused the truck to explode and send the driver to the hospital.According to Corporal Madonna Saunderson, Media Relations for the North District RCMP, the incident took place on a windy stretch of road as the vehicle travelled south-west bound towards Chetwynd.There was a single occupant in the vehicle and no other vehicles were involved. There are no causal factors currently identified and the investigation is ongoing.