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Office workers unconvinced of stricter curbs

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first_imgIndonesia’s capital Jakarta entered another period of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) on Monday with most office workers forced to once again shelter in place, but some remain unconvinced that the curbs will be able to contribute much to their protection – unless there is strict enforcement.Jasmine, 26, who works as an interpreter, said she did not feel “protected enough” while working in her client’s office.She has personally tried to maintain personal hygiene and worn a mask whenever she could, but her workplace environment still undermined her efforts, as the institution she works for still receives guests very often. As a regular visitor, she doubted there was enough room for her to stay safe in her client’s office, even if the company complied with prevailing regulations and limited the number of people working to half the capacity of the space, as was done when the first PSBB measures were enacted in April.“There are still people smoking around the office building. Maintaining physical distance is also difficult. I sometimes reprimand people who sit in a chair [I was using] but they would get offended,” she told The Jakarta Post.The new restrictions did not help her feel safe from COVID-19 transmission, due to the absence of strict enforcement.For Kartika, an employee at a government agency, enforcing health protocols within office spaces was not enough to contain transmission; each person must also take their own precautions. “We can catch COVID-19 in a variety of situations and environments, so there is always going to be a risk of infection. It depends largely on our awareness and commitment,” she told the Post.“Sometimes it is the person that chooses to neglect [health protocols].”Under the current PSBB, workplaces in 11 essential sectors – including health, food, energy, communications, logistics and basic needs retail – are allowed to remain open at half the capacity of their respective office space.Activities outside these sectors, such as government offices, must have no more than 25 percent of employees working at the office at the same time.During the first PSBB that lasted from April to June 3, workplaces in nonessential sectors had to fully implement the work-from-home policy. When the economy gradually reopened, companies were allowed to have their office spaces filled at half capacity.During the first PSBB period, the Jakarta Manpower, Transmigration and Energy Agency recorded that 4,074 companies and institutions – which together employed a total of 1.07 million workers – had either enforced the work-from-home policy or slimmed down their operations.But it remains unclear how many workers were actually working remotely during that period.With the return to PSBB, agency head Andri Yansyah estimates that there could be over 600,000 employees still working in their office spaces. The agency said Jakarta had nearly 80,000 companies and institutions in total, together employing some 2.1 million people.Around 3.2 million Greater Jakarta residents are commuters, according to the 2019 Greater Jakarta Commuter Survey by Statistics Indonesia (BPS). Of that figure, 2.5 million are office workers who commute daily.On Monday morning, state-owned commuter line operator PT KCI reported a 19 percent decline in passenger numbers compared to last week. The decline in ridership was seen in several major railway stations including in the Bogor, Citayam and Bekasi stations in West Java.The Jakarta Police’s traffic unit found that traffic density in the capital did not change much from last week, but the police said it was too early to say whether commuters were shifting from public to private transportation or whether the PSBB measures were failing.Jakarta Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) head Arifin recently said monitoring violations of health protocols in office areas was considered a challenge as the agency could not regularly enter nonpublic spaces. He encouraged employees to report violations using the city’s smart mobile app Jakarta Kini (JAKI), which will keep their identity anonymous.The tighter curbs were reinstated – albeit with some measure of leniency – after the city administration announced it had to “hit the emergency brake” on Wednesday last week, giving employers a few days to prepare.Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan singled out commercial office spaces as a focus for restrictions on Sunday. Previously, the city saw up to 90 office clusters emerge as curbs were gradually eased.Tempo daily reported on Aug. 9 that at least 1,081 cases of COVID-19 transmission had originated in office clusters.Jakarta has recorded a daily average of over 1,000 new cases this month and registered at least 55,099 infections with 1,418 deaths from COVID-19 since the pandemic began, national COVID-19 task force data show, with its transmission rate seeing a continued rise since the city gradually relaxed curbs on specific sectors under a “transitional” phase two months after the initial PSBB period.With accurate data still a problem, the Jakarta administration reported 1,492 new cases and six deaths on Sunday, bringing the city’s official tally to 54,864 confirmed cases, with 4,649 patients hospitalized.The PSBB announcement sparked concerns over the possible collapse of the country’s economy, with central government officials and the business community expressing various levels of displeasure at the PSBB policy.As the capital and the beating heart of the national economy, the primacy of Jakarta cannot be understated.The city continues to contribute the most to the Indonesian economy compared to other regions, with its regional domestic product accounting for 17.17 percent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) in the second quarter, according to Jakarta data from Statistics Indonesia (BPS).But Anies cited the increasing number of daily new cases and a decreasing number of free hospital beds as the main reasons for declaring a return to stricter curbs.Coordinating Economic Minister Airlangga Hartarto has said the police and the military will help monitor health protocols in office spaces.In response, Andri said the agency would cooperate with the police and military officers should its officials meet any resistance from any office management during spot-checks.He also encouraged companies or members of the public to report any violation of health protocols to his agency.“In order to apply more effective PSBB, not only do we receive reports from companies but we also perform spot-checks and take reports from the general public,” he said.“Sometimes employees worry about the situation in their office. They can report to us directly or via an app, then we will follow up the report.”Topics :last_img read more

A young couple got the prime run at the auction of a Kelvin Grove home

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first_img25 Broadhurst Street, Kelvin Grove.A LOCAL buyer has bought this six-bedroom, two-bathroom home at Pullenvale some 50 years after it was sold by Ray White’s sons, Alan and Max White.The acreage property at 38 Woodfield Road, Pullenvale, now a deceased estate, was sold by the children whose parents held the property for 50 years.Ray White Indooroopilly agent Michelle McLeod said the property sold for $970,000 under the hammer.There was a crowd of about 50 people and four registered bidders. FREE: Get the latest real estate news direct to your inbox here 65 Amy St, Hawthorne.A local family have bought a four-bedroom, two-bathroom home at Hawthorne for $1.6 million at auction.Ray White — Bulimba selling agent Gunther Behrendt said a crowd of 40 people watched as two bidders battled it out for 65 Amy St.The property was on a 465sq m elevated block and featured a solar heated saltwater in-ground swimming pool. Follow Reshni Ratnam on Twitter. The crowd watches on as the auction of 52 Trafalgar Street, Morningside takes place.Mr Hicks said he had seen more interest in the auction process from cash buyers who were keen to purchase under auction conditions.“Today we had five registered bidders, lots of activity and huge interest throughout the campaign, proving Morningside is continuing to grow in popularity,” Mr Hicks said. “We believe there was big interest because the home appealed to so many demographics. It offered the opportunity to move straight in, renovate, rent, or knock down and build your dream home.’The weatherboard home, on a 453sq m block is stylishly updated and set among prestige homes. 23 Campion Ave, Bardon.At 23 Campion Ave, Bardon this gem sold for $2 million under the hammer at 11.30amAnother sale for Ms O’Dea, the five-bedroom, four-bathroom home features three levels and was built in 2015.The property, on a 807sq m block, also has a swimming pool, perfect for the summer months. 52 Trafalgar Street, Morningside.About 35 people watched on a this three-bedroom, one-bathroom home sold under the hammer for $750,000.With five registered bidders showing interest in the property at 52 Trafalgar St, Morningside, Place — Bulimba selling agent Shane Hicks said it was a buyer’s agent bidding on behalf of an investor who bought the property. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus1 day agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market1 day ago51 Moola Road, Ashgrove.A Melbourne buyer snapped up this five-bedroom, two-bathroom home at Ashgrove for $1.3 million.The 1922 character built home at 51 Moola Rd, features a private back deck, a swimming pool and a large backyard.SPACE Property Agents selling agent Judi O’Dea said the buyer was looking for an investment and plans to rent out the property.Ms O’Dea said there was a crowd of about 30 people at the auction and three registered bidders. 38 Woodfield Road, Pullenvale.center_img 8 Aruma St, Holland Park West.A five-bedroom home on a massive 974sq m block at Holland Park West sold at auction for $955,000.A young buyer bought the property, located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac.With neighbours keen to check out the action, Ray White — Annerley selling agent Geoff Sellars said about 20 people watched on. 25 Broadhurst Street, Kelvin Grove.A young couple who plan to rent out 25 Broadhurst St, Kelvin Grove were the only bidders at Saturday’s 9am auction.The three-bedroom, one-bathroom property sold for $670,000. Inside 25 Broadhurst Street, Kelvin Grove.Place — Newmarket selling agent Mario Sultana said the buyers were keen to invest in the home despite the outdated decor.Mr Sultana said the property was on a quiet and elevated 521sq m block, with northerly district views.The property, about 4km from Brisbane’s CBD, was marketed as being able to renovate, raise or extend (subject to council approval). The spacious kitchen area at 8 Aruma St, Holland Park West.Mr Sellars said there were two registered bidders at the auction.Features of the property include two renovated bathrooms, a large storage area/man cave and massive yard with enough space for a swimming pool or additional shed. Inside the spacious 38 Woodfield Road, Pullenvale.Ms McLeod said the daughter remembered her mum saying a man named Alan White was the real estate agent who took her parents around to view acreage properties in 1967 and they settled on 38 Woodfield Road.Documents show the agent was Ray White Group chairman Brian White’s father Alan, and the original contract was signed by Brian’s uncle Max White. Tap here for a full list of Queensland auction results. last_img read more

Iberia roundup: Spanish funds make ‘significant’ recovery after March rout

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first_imgJose Marques, Willis Towers WatsonAt end-March 2020, debt formed 64% of Portuguese pension fund portfolios, including 34% held directly in government bonds, according to data from regulator ASF and from the Association of Investment Funds, Pension Funds and Asset Management.Equities made up 18% and real estate 12% of portfolios at that date.Marques told IPE: “I believe most pension funds in Portugal are recognising the difficulty of making predictions about the future, and therefore avoiding big tactical positions based on uncertain forecasts.”He added: “We have noticed a significant increase of interest from pension funds in ensuring that they have diversified portfolios that are more resilient to market falls, and not so reliant on equity returns and interest rate levels.”To read the digital edition of IPE’s latest magazine click here. The Q1 losses brought the average annualised returns for Spanish occupational funds to -0.58% for the three years to end-March 2020, and 0.03% for the five-year period to that date, said Inverco.The PIPS survey showed that median returns for Q1 2020 were -8.6%. The survey covered a large sample of pension funds, most of them occupational schemes.Bellavista told IPE: “Non-euro equity exposure, which has been growing in the past five years to represent around 50% of the equity exposure, has been the main driver of return during this V-shaped recovery, performing better than euro equity.”However, he said non-euro fixed income was the main asset contributing a positive return for the year to date, although other fixed income growth assets such as credit and high yield had also made positive returns in the past two months.And he added that within alternatives – still with low allocations in most corporate pension funds, but being built up – assets such as private equity or certain hedge fund strategies are also contributing positive returns for the year to date.In terms of asset allocation, he told IPE: “Some funds have taken quick decisions to seize the opportunity offered by widening credit spreads, and have increased allocation to credit and high yield, reducing their cash exposure.”Meanwhile, according to Inverco, non-domestic equities continued to be the largest asset class for pension funds as a whole, although the allocation fell to 20% of assets over the first quarter. The equity allocation also fell, to 32.2% of assets.Fixed income rose over the first quarter, to 46.4% of portfolios, with Spanish government bonds still the biggest segment, at 19.4% of assets.Inverco said that at the end of March, total assets under management for the Spanish occupational pensions sector stood at €33.1bn, a 4.7% decrease over the past year.Portuguese funds pull back -8.1% Q1 lossPortuguese occupational pension funds recovered most of their first-quarter losses during April and May, as both equities and credit quickly rebounded after COVID-19 shocks, according to José Marques, director of retirement at Willis Towers Watson (WTW).The market slump had led to an average return of -8.1% for Portugal’s occupational pension funds over the first quarter of 2020, according to the consultants. This compared with an average return of 1.2% for Q4 2019.The 12-month return to 31 March 2020 was similarly affected by market volatility, with a -4.4% result, compared with 8.2% for calendar 2019, when markets had performed spectacularly well.Even longer-term results were negative: -0.6% annualised for the three years to end-March 2020, and -0.4% for the five years to that date.Performance figures were submitted to WTW by around 75% of the pension funds in Portugal, the overwhelming majority of them occupational funds.Marques said that during the first quarter, government bonds from core countries such as the US, UK and Germany performed very well, as investors sought safer assets.He added: “Public debt from non-core European countries such as Portugal, Spain and Italy had poorer performances, and this affected some pension schemes in Portugal who tend to have an overweight to domestic public debt.”However, government bonds from countries not perceived as safe havens contributed to the recovery in the following two months, Marques said. Spain’s occupational pension funds have made a “significant” recovery since March, with an estimated return of 3.4%, according to Mercer’s Pension Investment Performance Service (PIPS).This brings the year-to-date performance at end-May 2020 to -5.5%, said Xavier Bellavista, principal at the consultancy.Market volatility had led to negative results for Spanish occupational pension funds in the first quarter of 2020, giving an average -4.26% return over the 12 months to 31 March 2020, according to the country’s Investment and Pension Fund Association (Inverco).This compared with a gain of 8.7% for calendar 2019.last_img read more

Minister airs commission concerns

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first_img Press Association FA chairman Greg Dyke’s plans for the commission have been plunged into crisis after FA board member Heather Rabbatts launched a stinging criticism about the lack of even a single representative from an ethnic minority. The FA has been accused of making “a big mistake” and a “public relations disaster” by football’s two most important anti-discrimination organisations, Kick It Out and the European body Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE). Now Grant, who is also equalities minister, has said she will raise the issue. Grant said: “Sports governing bodies must reflect the make-up of the diverse society that we live in. I expect the FA to ensure that voices from all backgrounds are heard loud and clear and contribute to this important piece of work to help strengthen English football. I will discuss the issue with the FA next week.” Kick It Out chairman Lord Herman Ouseley said he had already raised the issue with Dyke, who has said he may appoint two more people to the commission, and questioned why he had not used Rabbatts’ contacts and experience to bring on a suitable representative. Ouseley told Press Association Sport: “This has been a disaster for the FA in public relations terms. “Heather must have been at her wits’ end to go public like this. “I raised this with the FA chairman as soon as he made the announcement and he told me he was conscious it was an all-white, all-male membership and that he was trying hard to get an ethnic minority representative. “I find it very surprising therefore that someone as close to the chairman as Heather Rabbatts, with all her experience and contacts, was not asked for her advice on ensuring diversity.” Rabbatts, who was born in Jamaica and is of mixed race, has written to all fellow board members criticising the lack of diversity on the commission. The new sports minister Helen Grant will speak to the Football Association next week to express concerns about the all-white, all-male commission appointed to improve the England team. In her letter she says she has tried to raise the issue privately but there has been a “refusal to understand” her position. The letter states: “I believe that the lack of proper consultation on the make-up of the commission, the fact that no approval was sought from the board, releasing the names of the ‘chosen’ individuals at Leaders in Football, the composition of the commission itself and the lack of diversity, have all meant that the opportunity to lead an informed debate on the future of English players has been singularly damaged. “I make the comments about diversity not because they are additional to this matter but because they lie at its heart. “What is required is not tokenism but the involvement of individuals who have direct and relevant experience of what it means to represent their country while coming from diverse cultural backgrounds. “By proceeding along this current path we are not only failing to reflect our national game but we are also letting down so many black and ethnic minority people – players, ex-players, coaches and volunteers, who have so much to offer and are so often discouraged and disheartened by the attitudes they encounter. The FA should be leading by example not reinforcing entrenched attitudes.” Rabbatts, who is chair of the FA’s inclusion committee, is not considering resigning from the board in protest and said she feels “sadness” at having to speak out. FARE executive director Piara Powar said the FA’s lack of action now made it open to accusations of tokenism if an ethnic minority representative is now appointed. Powar told Press Association Sport: “I think they have made a big mistake. “There has been a big debate among black players and the ethnic minority communities about the lack of diversity on the commission. “If they appoint someone on to the commission now it very much looks like tokenism. “If an FA board member such as Heather Rabbatts cannot make headway with the FA on this, then who can?” As well as Dyke, the commission will include former England manager Glenn Hoddle, Football League chairman Greg Clarke and FA vice-chairman Roger Burden, League Managers’ Association chairman Howard Wilkinson, Professional Footballers’ Association chairman Ritchie Humphreys, Crewe director of football Dario Gradi and former England defender Danny Mills. last_img read more

USC receives $21.7 million grant for epilepsy research

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first_imgThe USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute’s Laboratory of Neuro Imaging received a $21.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study epilepsy. The money will fund a team of researchers working on a project titled the Epilepsy Bioinformatics Study for Antiepileptogenic Therapy, which aims to discover a cure for epilepsy and develop prevention treatments.Epilepsy is characterized by periodic episodes of sensory disturbance, unconsciousness and convulsions, linked to abnormal electrical communication between neurons. According to the Epilepsy Foundation, the disorder is the fourth most common neurological disorder, behind migraine, stroke and Alzheimer’s.The team of international researchers will focus on epilepsy caused following a traumatic brain injury as those types of brain damage can be reproduced and studied in animal models. The researchers also believe that a cure for post-traumatic epilepsy may lead to a cure for all types of epilepsy.Arthur Toga, provost professor of ophthalmology at the Keck School of Medicine and director of the Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute, said that grant funds will also be used to educate patients on how epilepsy develops and build bridges between centers for traumatic brain injuries and epileptic individuals, according to USC News.last_img read more

SETI Tries to Stretch the Habitable Zone

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first_imgCan life exist outside the circumstellar habitable zone, that ring of life around a star where the temperature is comfy?  “For more than 150 years,” Ker Than wrote for LiveScience, “…this zone has been defined as a narrow disk around a star where temperatures are moderate enough that water on the surface of a planet can exist in a liquid form.”  His article surveyed newer, more optimistic ideas that extend the zone of life into dark, distant regions beyond.    The reasoning is based on three findings:Extreme life: Extremophiles can live on earth in places long thought inhospitable.Warm moons: Enceladus and Europa provide examples of locations outside the zone that may be warm enough for water.More of less: A red dwarf star’s habitable zone may be small, but there are so many of them (85% of stars), they add up.Ker Than acknowledged that the zones around red dwarfs would be so close-in, any planet would become tidally locked – hot on the lit side, freezing on the dark side.  But he claimed that new models “predict that if an orbiting planet had a thick enough atmosphere, heat could be redistributed from the lit side of the planet to the side that was dark.”    Some of these ideas came from a conference last fall sponsored by the SETI Institute, where about 30 scientists discussed whether planets orbiting red dwarf stars could be habitable. The Maybe Babies squeal with delight when they get their water bottle.  Water is nice, water is wet, water is necessary.  Water is not sufficient.  Like Jay Richards explained in The Privileged Planet, there is more to getting a habitable planet than “just add water.”  See the film for a long list of requirements that will dampen false hopes for life without design.(Visited 17 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Is Prosumer Video Gear Threatening to Professionals?

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first_imgIs the line between pro and prosumer gear becoming so blurred that it could threaten high-end professionals?Top image from CinemablographyFor the last decade, the gear needed to make quality films has gone down dramatically. Most indie short films traveling the festival circuit are being shot on inexpensive cameras that the director or cinematographer own themselves. Because of this, one has to think about how this is effecting the industry professionals. So let’s look at each major component of video production and filmmaking, and then try and determine if they are in fact threatening the industry professionals.The Price of 4K is Dropping RapidlyA few years ago, you could tell a major difference between what was shot on high-end studio gear and what was shot on prosumer gear. However, that distinction isn’t so crystal clear these days. With camera manufactures like Sony, Canon, and Blackmagic Design, independent filmmakers and video pros are able to get their hands on great gear that can shoot in 4K for a very favorable entry price. Are these cameras being used on big-budget film sets? Yes, but usually as crash cams or B cameras for cutaways or coverage. In fact, the majority of the films we see on the big screen are still using the ARRI ALEXA.Another factor that we should talk about is lenses. This line has blurred as well, up to a certain point. If you take the prosumer line of prime lenses and judge them against the next level of lenses, the cine prime, you’re going to find it hard to tell a difference.In fact, see if you can tell a difference between a $5-7,ooo lens compared to a $12-15,000 lens in this video from Rocket Jump Film School.Here are other references on this subject you should check out:Real Cinema Lenses You Can Afford8 Killer Filmmaking Cameras Under $1,000The Best Camera Options for Production Company StartupsQuality Sound Can Be Had for Little MoneySound is another area of film and video production that is absolutely crucial, and it’s one that’s dropping in price. Now you can buy a quality shotgun mic and wireless lapel mic for very little money and record that audio to an inexpensive field recorder like a Zoom H6. Because of these advancements in audio capture, you can realistically get high-end level audio for a much lower price point. In fact, let’s check out this comparison between a $200 Blue Spark and a $3200 Neuman U 87 Ai condenser mic. The results are quite impressive.Again, check out these additional references in regards to sound gear:10 Crucial Pieces of Audio Gear Under $500How to Capture High Quality Audio for Low Budget FilmsAudio Tips for DSLR FilmmakersLower Cost of NLENon-linear editing software has also seen a drop in price. You can pick up DaVinci Resolve Lite for free or you can buy it outright for $995. Then there is Adobe Premiere Pro CC, which comes with the Creative Cloud for $29.99 a month. You can also purchase Final Cut Pro X for a reasonable price of $299 or, for just a little over $100 more, you can buy Lightworks. The one NLE that was still a bit pricey was the industry standard Avid Media Composer, but now Avid is available for a modest $49.99 a month.Here is a quick video from Mike Wilhelm at Videomaker where he goes through the pros and cons of Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro.And, once again, here are some helpful references that touch on the topic at hand:The Big 3 NLEs And Their Place in Today’s Film IndustryEffective 4K Workflows in Avid Media ComposerThree Quick Tips for Editing in Premiere Pro10 Best Final Cut Pro X Tutorial and Training WebsitesDaVinci Resolve Workflow Roundtrip BreakdownWhere You Can’t Replace a ProfessionalAs you can see, there are plenty of reasons that prosumer gear and software are getting tougher to disregard or simply dismiss. Will we see this prosumer gear showing up as the A camera on big budget film sets? Not likely. Studio productions will still use the big guns like the ARRI ALEXA camera with Cooke lenses and, really, that makes sense. I have yet to see a camera, other than maybe RED, that can rival the ARRI Alexa in terms of getting as close to film without being film. This is one area I just don’t see prosumer gear overtaking pro-level gear.But what about micro-budget or mid-level-budget films? I actually see that happening now. There are many independent films, as I said before, that are opting for cameras that are $15,000 and lower. With so many options out there on this front, you can grab a quality camera that produces a great image and rent the high-level lenses you need and you’re set. So, in this arena of filmmaking, I see it making a difference.Want more content on filmmaking?Honing Your Craft: Find Your Voice as a Director5 Legendary Directors on Directing4 Mistakes Nearly Every Director Makes on SetWhat do you think? Do you agree that prosumer gear isn’t quite threatening the top-end pros? Is it nipping at the heels of the pro-indies? Give us your thoughts in the comments below!last_img read more

Miss and die

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first_imgPanelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles With their backs to the wall, Austria believes a shift in approach could shift the odds in their favor in the 4:30 p.m. contest.“We have to play better defense,” he said following 93-88 loss to TNT on Monday night. “[In Game 1] we only allowed them 78 points, tonight it’s 93—that’s 15 points more.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“The name of the game is how you can play good defense. We may be No. 1 in offense when it comes to percentages, but we have to play defense, too, for us to win,” he added.Bong Ravena, Austria’s counterpart at TNT, refuses to celebrate anything despite having some sort of momentum coming into the game. “[There’s] nothing to celebrate,” he said. “We just tied the series.”“I just hope that our intensity, our energy will be the same—or even better,” Ravena said.Meanwhile, if there’s one team in this sudden death day that definitely has momentum going, it’s Magnolia.Hotshots will be shooting for a repeat of an authoritative 106-77 victory over Barangay Ginebra also on Monday night when they go up against crowd darling Gin Kings in the 7 p.m. game.“We just need to prepare really well,” Magnolia mentor Chito Victolero said. “With the same effort and same desire, I think we have a chance.”ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid MOST READ LATEST STORIES View comments Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostingcenter_img TNT shoots for their first semifinal appearance since 2016, while Magnolia hopes for another deep campaign after falling short last year.The Gin Kings, for their part, hope to come into this game successful in shaking the cobwebs of that murderous rout two nights ago.But no stake is larger for the Beermen, who are looking to extend their already-historic four-straight Philippine Cup titles.“Hopefully we could adjust to the kind of defense they’re applying on us,” Austria said. “We have to devise some plays to avoid that kind of pressure defense.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Alas, Fuel Masters to go all the way Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated It’s down to one last game—a do-or-die,” said San Miguel Beer coach Leo Austria.He couldn’t have put it any better his Beermen, seeking to win the PBA Philippine Cup an unprecedented fifth straight season, take on TNT for the right to play on at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.ADVERTISEMENT Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:42PH 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 athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

10 months agoChelsea drop Cesc asking price further in last 24 hours

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first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea drop Cesc asking price further in last 24 hoursby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea have dropped their asking price for Cesc Fabregas in the last 24 hours.Chelsea and AC Milan are locked in negotiations over a January fee for the Spain international, who is off contract in June.Tuttosport says Chelsea have cut their valuation from €10m to €8m, but it’s still too rich for the Rossonero.Milan are willing to cough up – but only to €4m.The big problem for all three parties is the threat of financial fair play penalties that are hanging over Milan – and as such restricting their spending plans for next month. last_img

14 days agoReally? Man Utd yet to approach anyone over technical director job

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first_imgReally? Man Utd yet to approach anyone over technical director jobby Paul Vegas14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United are still to hold talks with any potential new technical director.Indeed, they’re yet to approach a candidate over the vacant technical director job.The Telegraph says United’s search is continuing but there is an expectation it will be one of the club’s former players.It is believed the club want someone who can quickly understand the club.Ajax CEO Edwin van der Sar has been heavily linked with a return. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img