PBA: Phoenix survives TNT in OT for early lead at 2-0

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments 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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title TNT moves on to face sister team NLEX on the same playdate in a battle of winless squads.“We’re supposed to practice on Sunday but I’m calling it off. They deserve to rest,” Alas closed.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Two more members of Louie Alas-mentored squad tossed in double-digit contributions—Alex Mallari had 15 while Calvin Abueva 14—to add to TNT’s woes and spoil Roger Pogoy’s career performance.“Two OTs in two games,” said Louie Alas as he heaved a sigh of relief. “But more than the win, [I’m happy] with the experience to play a close game.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Last conference, we lose in such games. This affords very, very good experience to us,” he added.Pogoy paced TNT with 30 markers and 12 boards as veteran Jayson Castro chimed in 18 points to keep Phoenix within striking range. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Explosive KOs highlight prelims of ONE Jakarta card Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Michael Miranda had a chance to win it for KaTropa in regulation, but his wide-open triple from the right side was just a tad too strong.The Fuel Masters to be on a roll against teams that denied them a playoff runs in 2018. They handed Meralco, their tormentors in the Governors Cup quarterfinals last year, a heart-breaking loss in the opening week before frustrating the KaTropa, who knocked them out of playoff contention in the all-Filipino contest.The FuelMasters now sit atop of the conference with a 2-0 card, but Alas prefers not to get too high on the pair of victories.“We’re very happy with this win, but if we go 3-0, I think we’ll be happier since our upcoming assignment is coming off a great win,” he said.Phoenix will try to notch a third win at the expense of Columbian, which opened its conference with a stunning win over San Miguel Beer on Friday, this coming Wednesday at the Big Dome.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Matthew Wright leads Fuel Masters’ fight anew. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO — Phoenix Pulse shored up its drive for a lofty standing in the Philippine Cup after turning back TNT in overtime, 93-84, in the cardiac nightcap of Saturday’s PBA Philippine Cup action at Ynares Center here.Matthew Wright led the way for the FuelMasters with 23 points to go with the double-double of last season’s Rookie of the Year Jason Perkins who registered 11 points and 15 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlelast_img read more

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A novel record-breaking attempt

first_imgFestival highlights include:Fugard at the Fugard | 7 September  8pmAthol Fugard reflects on his writing career with Mannie Manim at the launch of Die Laaste Karretjiegraf.Fox & Raven: Readings from the Dark Side  | 8 September 8pmLauren Beukes, Cat Hellisen, Sarah Lotz, Songeziwe Mahlangu, Henning Mankell, Sally Partridge and Will Storr read selections of dark material staged on top of the The Rocky Horror Show set.Henning Mankell | 9 September 5pmMulti-award-winning author of the Wallander series, Henning Mankell, talks to Andrew Brown about his new novel, A Treacherous Paradise.All in the Family | 8 September 10amMamphele Ramphele and her son Hlumelo Biko discuss their released books and the state of the nation. Chaired by Mervywn Solman.Writer Sports 2 | 8 September 6pmLocal journalist and comedian Marianne Thamm as MC with DA leader Helen Zille reading speeches by South African writers, who will be given 10 minutes to prepare a speech.Poetica | 7 September From panel discussions to poetry slams, this will appeal to a range of ages and tastes in poetry.The Open Book Festival runs from 7 to 11 September at the Fugard Theatre in Cape Town. See openbookfestival.co.za for the full programme.Many events are free of charge. Tickets for priced events range from R30 to R90 and are available through Webtickets.co.za and the Fugard Theatre.Read more about the book domino record attemptRead more about the Westbridge High school library book appeallast_img read more

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The One Commitment You Need Most of All

first_img Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now The salesperson explained that their prospective client had made a number of commitments in the past, and had each time failed to keep their commitment. Their prospective client is smart and successful, and they had reached out to the salesperson to initiate a conversation. Now, as it was time to begin to do the work to put the solution in place, the prospective client kept canceling meetings.This prospective client, despite all outward appearances, has not really made the one commitment necessary for all opportunities, and without which there is really no deal to be had—even if they seem sincerely interested in your solution. The commitment they are missing is the commitment to change.You need the commitment for time. You also need a commitment to explore change. At some point, to create an opportunity, the client has to agree to commit to change. You can have a lot of nice meetings without your client ever really making this commitment, a commitment that is often the most difficult for the client to make because it means they have to change.Your prospective client can be truly interested in what you sell, and still not be psychologically prepared to change. They can have both conscious and unconscious fears and concerns that cause them to make excuses instead of keeping their commitments, excuses that make sense to them, like “I am too busy to do this right now,” or “I can’t do this until I take care of this other priority.” Much of the time, these excuses serve to allow the person making them to kick the can down the road, postponing making a decision one way or the other. When this is true, the prospect almost certainly believes that they really need to change, but haven’t summoned the courage to commit, even when the risk of not acting is greater than the risk of acting.If there is one commitment you need to move forward, it is the commitment to change. While all ten of the commitments are necessary, this is the one that causes deals to die prematurely and unnecessarily.last_img read more

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