Versatile Scottie Thompson aiming to be ‘more aggressive’ on offense

first_imgJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Thompson added that he aims to be a more potent offensive player, especially he was never known as a scorer in his professional career.He put up nine points on 4-of-11 shooting while grabbing 10 rebounds and dishing out just a couple of assists.“I tried being more aggressive on offense earlier in the game, I’m trying, but so far it hasn’t been that good,” said Thompson. “I hope that through the course of the season I’ll improve as a player so I can better help the team.”ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers SEA Games 2019: Charly Suarez stops Burmese foe, advances to boxing semi PLAY LIST 03:22SEA Games 2019: Charly Suarez stops Burmese foe, advances to boxing semi01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch00:412 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan02:14Carpio 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 Barangay Ginebra guard Scottie Thompson drives against TNT forward Kelly Williams during their game in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup on Sunday, January 13, 2019, at Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Scottie Thompson’s path to superstardom was solidified when he was named the Finals MVP in the 2018 Commissioner’s Cup after an already impressive first two seasons with Barangay Ginebra.The Gin Kings’ young point guard then, further upped his trajectory when he was awarded as the league’s Most Improved Player for the 2017-18 PBA season in the Leo Awards Sunday at Philippine Arena.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Thompson, 25, averaged an all-around game with 9.1 points, 9.0 rebounds, 5.6 assists, and 1.4 steals the prior season and those numbers were a bump from his averages of 8.5 points, 7.8 rebounds, 4.4 assists, and 1.0 steals from 2016-17.With a couple of individual trophies under his belt, Thompson is on a sure path to becoming one of the best players of his generation, but the soft-spoken floor general isn’t taking things in a rush.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“First of all there’s added pressure to play well but I’m also more motivated because my focus right now is this conference,” said Thompson in Filipino after Ginebra’s 90-79 win over TNT in the season-opener.“Whatever happens I’ll just take it a step at a time and I’ll improve on the areas that I have to work on. I’m not in a rush right now.” Clinical Angelique Kerber powers into Australian Open 2nd round Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship historylast_img read more



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Farmer succumbs days after being lashed to the head by drinking buddy

first_imgTwo days after being hit to the head with an axe handle by his drinking buddy, a farmer succumbed to his injuries while receiving medical attention in Brazil.The dead man has been identified as 35-year-old Reginald Thompson, of Katunarib Village, Rupununi, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo).According to information received, the victim and the suspect were friends and on the day in question, they were consuming alcohol at the suspect’s home in the same village when a heated argument ensued.During the confrontation, the suspect armed himself with an axe handle and dealt Thompson a lash to his head. The injured man was picked up in an unconscious state and rushed to the Lethem Public Hospital.He was treated at the local facility before being immediately transferred to the Boa Vista Hospital across the border in neighbouring Brazil. Thompson was admitted a patient there until Friday when he succumbed around 16:30h.Meanwhile, the 56-year-old suspect has not been arrested yet. Nevertheless investigations are ongoing.last_img read more



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Suspected Venezuelan pirates attack Guyanese fishermen

first_imgFive Guyanese fishermen have been left traumatised after being held at gunpoint by an armed quartet, who robbed the men of their cellular phones, groceries, outboard engines, clothing and a small catch of fish, onboard their fishing vessel “Shivanie” on Friday morning.The gun-toting pirates, who are believed to be Venezuelans, attacked the fishermen at about 08:40h. According to the rescued fishermen, the pirates approached them in a fibreglass boat in close proximity of the Waini Rivermouth, Region One (Barima-Waini).This newspaper was told that the pirates then brandished their weapons, demanding that the five fishermen hand over their valuables, inclusive of their clothing, before the perpetrators relieved the men of a 60-horsepower Yamaha boat engine and a 48-horsepower boat engine.The four pirates, three of whom reportedly conversed throughout the robbery in Spanish, took their loot and fled. The men managed to make it to shore and reported the matter to the police.The issue of border patrol and security measures being intensified in the areas separating Guyana from Venezuela continues to be a major one.Six weeks ago, a Venezuelan woman, who had been residing in Guyana with her boyfriend, was shot dead while he received a gunshot wound to his foot after the duo came under gunfire by five armed men at Wenamu Riverfront, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).Dead is 28-year-old Valentina Marelis Pacheco. Her Guyanese boyfriend was identified as 28-year-old Mark Anthony Gonsalves, a miner of Mabaruma, North West District, Region One.Reports are that on October 27, between 00:35h and 01:00, the couple was at Rock Landing, Kaikan, at the Wenamu River, at a shop near the riverfront when Gonsalves noticed a light shining from the opposite direction which is the Venezuelan side of the order.According to information, it is customary for persons from Guyana to cross the border and transport persons from Venezuela to purchase items at the shop where the couple was at the time.According to police, Gonsalves, thinking that it was passengers who needed to cross, decided to cross the border with a paddleboat to transport the persons. However, when he arrived at the other side of the border, he noticed a Venezuelan male, who told him that he wished to purchase a pack of cigarettes and alcohol.Police said that the Venezuelan man then told the Guyanese miner that he needed to “wait for about a minute” so that a few other men could arrive to “pay with the gold”.However, as Gonsalves waited, he observed five more Venezuelan men emerging from the bushes armed with high-powered rifles. Police said that the men immediately opened fire at the Guyanese man, prompting him to plunge into the water and swim to Guyana’s shores. He was shot in the process.After climbing out of the water and standing on Guyana’s side of the border, the men continued shooting in his direction from across the Venezuelan territory. Gonsalves’ girlfriend then rushed to his aid to help him get to safety but in the process, she was shot to her nasal region. The bullet exited the back of her head, killing her instantly.Earlier in October, armed men believed to have been Venezuelans also killed two brothers, Eon Mathias and his brother Rakesh.The duo had left their home on the afternoon of October 10 on their boat to fish at Father’s Beach, North West District, Region One, but was never seen alive again.Reports are that between 14:00h and 14:30h, residents near that location (including the brothers’ relatives) heard a series of gunshots being fired. The stepfather of the two men immediately ventured to the location that the brothers would have been fishing at but did not locate them.He then made a report to the police and accompanied by ranks from the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), they conducted a search in the area but their efforts were futile.Fearing the worst, the man returned to his community and notified persons that his stepsons could not be found. It was days later that persons around the area noticed two bodies on Father’s Beach.Upon closer inspection, they realised that the men were dead and immediately notified the police.The autopsy report revealed that one brother died from three gunshot wounds to his back while the other lost his life after being tortured, chopped about his body, and shot to his back twice.The bullets, believed to have come from high calibre weapons, exited the men’s bodies through the front.last_img read more



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DRUNK MAN THREW FOOD IN RESTAURANT – THEN HAD ROW WITH GARDAI

first_imgA DRUNK Co Donegal man who doesn’t normally drink downed vodka and champagne at a nightclub before turning nasty at an Indian restaurant, a court has heard.Andrew Morgan, from 30 Glenpatrick, Donegal Road, Ballybofey, admitted two charges when he appeared before Letterkenny District Court.The court heard that on November 11 last 20-year-old Morgan had won VIP tickets to a nightclub in Letterkenny. When he and his friend arrived, said his solicitor Patsy Gallagher, Morgan was greeted with free champagne and a bottle of vodka.“He does not drink and should not drink,” said Mr Gallagher.Garda Gregory Ryan however was later called to the Taj Mahal restaurant after a complaint from staff who said he had bought food there but was now throwing it around the restaurant, upsetting staff and other diners.Morgan later agreed to leave the Indian restaurant but wouldn’t go home, said Gda Ryan in his statement.He swore at Gardai and was arrested and taken to Letterkenny Garda Station where he was later charged with two offences.“You wouldn’t like it if someone threw food all around you,” said Judge Paul Kelly.He fined Morgan €150 for being insulting in a public place and €100 for failing to follow the direction of Garda Ryan.DRUNK MAN THREW FOOD IN RESTAURANT – THEN HAD ROW WITH GARDAI was last modified: February 7th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DRUNK MAN THREW FOOD IN RESTAURANT – THEN TOLD HAD ROW WITH GARDAIlast_img read more



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Former Man City ace ‘would welcome’ summer move to Leeds

first_img Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Caicedo during his time at Manchester City Currently contracted to Lazio, having joined them from Espanyol of Spain last summer, Caicedo started only four league matches last term and is viewed as surplus to requirements in Rome.And, according to Diario La Grada (as quoted by Sport Witness), Caicedo ‘would welcome the possibility’ of a summer move to Leeds as it would mean a return to England for the 29-year-old. Lazio forward Felipe Caicedo is open to joining Leeds United this summer, according to reports.Caicedo, the Ecuador international, has been linked with a switch to Elland Road following the appointment of Marcelo Bielsa as the Yorkshire club’s new manager. LIVING THE DREAM Latest transfer news LATEST Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing IN DEMAND targets REVEALED Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer TOP WORK Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father targets Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Caicedo spent two-and-a-half years contracted to reigning Premier League champions Manchester City between January 2008 and the summer of 2011, scoring seven goals in 34 matches for the Etihad Stadium club.The majority of his time with City was spent on loan with various clubs, with Caicedo joining Sporting CP, Malaga and Levante, before leaving for Lokomotiv Moscow permanently seven years ago. 2 moving on RANKED Caicedo has been linked with a move to Leeds Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? three-way race Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 2 Leeds have already completed one signing this summer, with Lewis Baker brought in on a loan deal from Chelsea, while the Elland Road club are said to be in talks to buy forwards Matej Vydra from Derby and Jerry Mbakogu from Carpi.last_img read more



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BOXER ORDERED TO PAY COMPENSATION AFTER UNPROVOKED ASSAULT OUTSIDE NIGHTCLUB

first_imgA boxer admitted he had no reason to punch a man who was minding his own business on Lower Main Street, Letterkenny after a booze-fuelled night out.Letterkenny Court.Stephen Doherty, 23, with an address at 50 The Garden, Ballymacool admitted to the unprovoked assault. The court heard how the injured party had enjoyed a night out at Voodoo Venue nightclub.He was outside having a conversation with friends on the steps of the Ulster Bank just a short distance from the popular club when he was viciously assaulted.The victim was talking to friends when suddenly he was punched with force on the side of his face.The victim was shaken by the incident and was confused as to why he had been assaulted and identified Mr Doherty to Gardaí as the person who carried out the assault.Solicitor for the defendant Frank Dorrian told the court that Mr Doherty does not know why he did it and had no reason for doing it.Mr Dorrian said, “Mr Doherty has absolutely no reason to explain why he did what he did, he doesn’t blame anybody else for it, but can’t understand as to why he hit the victim.“He simply has no reason to give as to why he did it, he fully accepts what he did was out of order and deeply regrets his actions but can’t explain why he carried out the assault.“He was hopelessly drunk  that evening and alcohol no doubt played a factor in this random assault.The court heard how Mr Doherty may have a job opportunity in the construction industry, and while it’s not a concrete offer, he’s hoping he can gain employment.Mr Dorrian told the court the defendant offered to pay his victim €500 in compensation as a gesture for his remorse.Judge Paul Kelly said he believed Mr Doherty was genuinely remorseful for his actions and ordered him to pay the injured party €500 in compensation.BOXER ORDERED TO PAY COMPENSATION AFTER UNPROVOKED ASSAULT OUTSIDE NIGHTCLUB was last modified: March 3rd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:assaultBOXERcourtdonegalGardailetterkennyStephen Dohertylast_img read more



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Field Day with Jordan Hoewischer: Nationwide Insurance

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Leave a CommentHost Jordan Hoewischer sits down with Dan Durheim, associate vice president, Nationwide Sponsor Relations; Shawnda Vega, account executive, Nationwide Sponsor Relations; and Tim Hicks, business development field director for Ohio Farm Bureau, to discuss the history between Ohio Farm Bureau and Nationwide and how the two organizations remain committed to providing programs and solutions to meet members’ needs.Field Day with Jordan Hoewischer is an ongoing series of conversations with experts and leaders who are helping to shape and secure the future of Ohio’s ag industry for generations to come.Following are some highlights from this episode. Read the complete transcript.Q: So I know a lot of our members, a lot of people listening, the general public may know why Farm Bureau and Nationwide are connected so I guess whoever wants to go… Why Nationwide, why Farm Bureau, why are we here. What’s the connective point with Nationwide and Farm Bureau?Dan Durheim: Nationwide started with a loan from the Ohio Farm Bureau and one of the things that’s core, was core then and is core today is that we saw that there was a need to serve farmers…farmers really had a need to have a specific product that would take care of and was priced accordingly for the needs to protect the things that mattered most to them. Fast forward to today. Much of the same. Right? Our heritage is in the same place. What are those incredible solutions that customers, members, need and desire and that’s at the very core of who Nationwide is today and I love working for an organization that is as committed to the people as when it started right. So you think about that initial loan that meaningless little bit of $10,000 that has turned a company like Nationwide into a Fortune 100 company based upon the needs of farmers and ranchers and being relevant to what happens in those communities. And I think that’s a really neat story as to why we still have a very deep relationship.Tim Hicks: My favorite thing about the relationship that we have with Nationwide and it’s kind of been talked around a little bit today but it’s all about that relationship that we have at a lot of different levels. So you’ve got the board of directors of Nationwide they’ve got a great relationship with Ohio Farm Bureau board of directors and leadership and among the other eight sponsor states that you guys have a relationship with. Shawnda and I have a relationship. We talk regularly.The relationships between county leaders and field staff from our Farm Bureau with Nationwide agents. You’ve got all these different products and solutions and we’re working with the folks at Nationwide to make sure that they they are the best.Q. So moving forward to the future. Is there anything that jumps out is as a highlight to look forward to in 2019 or beyond; anything that jumps off the page for you?Shawnda Vega: There’s a few things in 2019 I’m particularly excited about. So I think as we talk about how we connect the organizations, one thing is we’re looking at a safety program. It’s a rollout. Kind of been Tim’s baby, some modules but then also you know getting our risk, getting our subject matter experts out to actually work with communities and deliver some content. I think that’s going to be really exciting hopefully in Q1 to Q2.Dan Durheim:  As we think about 2019 Jordan we want to continue to do better at having the right speed and ease for customers to get what they want. The thing that won’t change is our commitment to each other. Our commitment to the Farm Bureau, our commitment to being a mutual company. There’s a lot of value in the fact that our shareholders are our members right. There’s nobody out there or else directing so we can make these major investments in better technology and better ways that we serve what’s going on because it is changing. The way people drive is different. The way people take in information is different. I think members Farm Bureau members particularly expect us to know. Show up with the know. Show up with having had this deep relationship with the Farm Bureau to have the best solution for us to to choose, and we we are bullish enough to think we should have this deep seeded relationship that allows us to beat, to earn, the right to your business.     Leave a Commentlast_img read more



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SCI announces field days

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest As fall approaches, Seed Consultants will put on kickoff meetings and field days. SCI has added 3 new corn hybrids and 15 new soybean varieties to its outstanding product lineup. With changing seed treatment options, trait offerings, and new corn and soybean varieties there is a great deal of information growers need keep up with. These kickoff meetings and field days are designed to keep you up to date on what is going on at Seed Consultants. The schedule is available here.Be sure to mark your calendar for the Washington Court House Field day at the Seed Consultants seed plant on August 22th. Lunch will be at noon followed by tours of the research plot, discussions of new Enlist E3 Soybean varieties, and the Enlist E3 herbicide system. Seedsman and agronomists will be available for discussion and to answer questions.last_img read more



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What Does the Term ‘Resilience’ Really Mean?

first_imgThis post originally appeared at Ensia. The term “resilience” is everywhere. And everywhere, it seems, it means something a little different. Resilience has been used to describe people and systems that bounce back from negative experiences and disturbances. It has also been used to refer to systems that survive being jostled around — whether or not they go back to where they were before, or to any stable state, for that matter.RELATED ARTICLESResilience as a Driver of ChangeResilience: Designing Homes for More Intense StormsRebuilding America and the ‘New Normal’ of ResilienceGreen Building Priority #9 – Create Resilient HousesMaking the Case for Resilient Design While some have argued that resilience is an empty concept, the widespread use of the idea of resilience across disciplines, sectors, and professions suggests it is a necessary concept. Resilience is related to change. And given the rapid change happening in the environment, technology and society, such extensive use of the term reflects this need. It does, however, lead to some questions. Where did the idea of resilience come from, and how has it developed? More importantly, how can the concept be used in ways that help us navigate a rapidly changing planet? Roots of resilience According to Ann Masten, a professor at the University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development, the idea of resilience “emerged in ecology and psychology, or the social sciences, around the same time [the 1970s] and completely independently.” The common thread, Masten says, is that it involves interactions within and among complex systems. Masten is a leading scholar of resilience in child development. In her book Ordinary Magic: Resilience in Development, she defines resilience as “[t]he capacity of a dynamic system to adapt successfully to disturbances that threaten system function, viability, or future development of the system.” This definition assumes that resilience is desirable. However, that is not the case in all uses of the idea. In ecology, the idea of resilience emerged in the 1970s from the work of ecologist C.S. (Buzz) Holling, now an emeritus professor at the University of Florida. In a seminal paper, Holling described resilience as “a measure of the persistence of systems and their ability to absorb change and disturbance and still maintain the same relationships between populations or state variables.” Lance Gunderson, a professor of environmental science at Emory University and one of Holling’s collaborators, says Holling was trying to understand how ecosystems could “flip” between different states. For example, a lake can have clear water and, given certain environmental inputs like additional nutrients, the lake can rapidly flip into a cloudy water state. According to Gunderson, Holling used the word resilience to describe what it was about ecosystems that enabled them to fluctuate widely within a state while also avoiding moving into a different state that is also resilient. Importantly, different states can be resilient, but not desirable, like a cloudy lake. Persistent poverty is an example of a social state that is both resilient and undesirable. Two key ideas Resilience thinking has further developed in recent decades in the study of systems in which humans and nature are strongly connected (or social-ecological systems). Lisen Schultz, acting deputy science director at the Stockholm Resilience Center at Stockholm University, describes resilience as “a capacity to persist, adapt or transform in the face of change in a way that maintains the basic identity of a system.” In the case of social-ecological resilience, she says, “we are interested in really enabling long-term human survival and well-being as part of the biosphere. … So, it’s quite closely linked to sustainability.” Two key ideas come out of this definition of resilience. First, resilience in human and natural systems is often associated with sustainability in the face of constant change. Second, resilience involves two kinds of response to that change. The first, adaptation, supports the resilience of a system by helping it stay in essentially the same state. However, if this state becomes untenable, the system can undergo transformational change, moving to a different stable state. So resilience is not always a matter of “bouncing back”; sometimes it involves “bouncing forward” to a new state. Transformational change helps explain why it is important to think about scale in resilience. “We often say resilience at one scale might require transformation at other scales,” Shultz says. “So, it could be that a farm needs to transform in order to maintain the resilience of the landscape. Or the landscape needs to transform in order to maintain the resilience of a nation.” Another example would be efforts to transition the world’s energy systems away fossil fuels with the aim to transform the global energy system to maintain the planet’s ability to adapt to climate change. What’s common among these three meanings of resilience — rooted in psychology, ecology, and the study of social-ecological systems — is the focus on change in complex systems, the interactions among different scales and resilience as a way to describe how a system handles change. The definitions differ in the what kind of system is being described as resilient and whether to define resilience as a desirable thing. Tip of the iceberg While this discussion highlights some of the important threads of thinking about resilience, it’s only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the diffusion of the idea. A recent paper by social scientist Susanne Moser and others that used a meta-analysis of review papers to derive seven major themes around the concept reported that a Google search of the word “resilience” yielded 67 million hits. A narrower search of only scholarly literature from 1973 (when Holling published his seminal article on resilience in ecological systems) to 2017 produced nearly 100,000 results. With all this thinking, writing, and work on resilience, what may really be needed is a better understanding of how the concept is being used to build a better world. As Moser and coauthors noted, “many practitioners urgently search for concrete guidance on how to build resilience.” Resilience in practice In recent years, many people engaged in designing, building, and stewarding the human, built, and natural environment have attempted to build resilience as a way to help people thrive in the face of environmental change. Examples include “climate resilience,” which focuses on adapting and thriving in the face of a climate change, and “community resilience,” which has roots in disaster preparedness and emergency response. “Urban resilience” is another major area of practical work around the world. In 2013, the Rockefeller Foundation launched an initiative called 100 Resilient Cities (100RC). 100RC has advanced the development of urban resilience by providing support to hire a new kind of city staff person, a chief resilience office (CRO), who leads development and implementation of a city resilience strategy. 100RC defines urban resilience as “the capacity of individuals, communities, institutions, businesses, and systems within a city to survive, adapt, and grow no matter what kinds of chronic stresses and acute shocks they experience.” This definition of urban resilience expands the meaning of resilience by recognizing that the challenges people have to deal with don’t just come in short-term events such as a hurricane. They can also be slow-moving, as in the case of persistent inequity that frays the social fabric and leaves individuals and whole communities vulnerable. Currently more than 50 cities around the world in the 100RC network have developed resilience strategies, and social issues have emerged as important. “It is fascinating how [equality] is emerging more and more strongly as an outcome that resilience should achieve at a city scale,” says Braulio Eduardo Morera, director of strategy delivery at 100RC, which is scheduled to sunset later this year. The importance of social factors, in particular social cohesion, for resilience has also emerged as important in the work of architect Doug Pierce. Pierce has helped develop RELi, a rating system and set of standards for building resilience from building to community scales. “Even if you have a building, neighborhood, or infrastructure that can weather some kind of extreme event, if you don’t have cohesiveness within the population that is part of that, it’s hard for them to respond to the event while it’s happening,” Pierce says. “And they can’t rebuild afterward if they are not cohesive.” A path forward As practitioners work on building resilience, efforts to ground the concept in specific places and systems is helping contribute to the development of a shared understanding of resilience that enables positive action. “People respond really well to highly tangible little case studies,” Pierce says. Masten, for her part, says that discussing specific scenarios helped an interdisciplinary group of scholars she was part of develop a shared understanding of the concept. And, with respect to city resilience strategies, Morera describes “clarity about shocks and stresses” as an essential part of building urban resilience effectively. More generally, social scientists recommend asking clarifying questions that ground resilience in specific systems and relationships — questions like, “Resilience of what?” and “Resilience for whom?” For example, a city could ask which climate threats — things like more intense rainstorms or heat waves — it wants to make a priority when focusing resilience planning. Within these priorities, the city can then ask who should be a priority — and could consider groups like residents of low-income neighborhoods, members of certain cultural groups, children, or elderly people. Answering questions like these can be a challenge. But given the state of the planet, resilience will likely continue to be called upon to provide a framework for working across sectors and disciplines to grapple with all kinds of change. Reflecting on the widespread use of the concepts of resilience, Masten says, “I think it’s because we are as a planet faced with major threats that are challenging multiple systems simultaneously. And if we’re going to respond effectively, whether its climate crisis, terror attacks, pandemics, or whatever, we have to be able to integrate what we know.”   Kate Knuth previously served as chief resilience officer for the City of Minneapolis, a position funded by 100 Resilient Cities.last_img read more



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TNT management blasts Narvasa: ‘He is biased’

first_imgRead Next MOST READ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBreaking its silence, the TNT management blasted PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa, following Narvasa’s claims that the franchise was involved in the controversial trade between San Miguel Beer and Kia.Team manager Virgil Villavicencio released a statement on Sunday, clarified the squad’s involvement in the deal.ADVERTISEMENT Marvin Lee ‘frustrated, pressured’ as UST nears winless season Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC The team executive called out Narvasa for using TNT as a scapegoat for the approval of the deal, which sent Kia’s number one pick, which turned out to be Standhardinger, to San Miguel in exchange for Ronald Tubid, JayR Reyes, Rashawn McCarthy, and the Beermen’s 2019 first round pick.READ: PBA approves Kia-San Miguel trade “We resented his statement as it is uncalled for. Why did he have to use us to justify his decision?,” the statement read. “In addition, any team has the right to see what trades would make sense for them regardless of players thrown into the equation. His decision robs the PBA of the dynamism, excitement, and suspense that a player of Christian Standhardinger’s caliber would bring going up against Fajardo.”The PBA Board of Governors had earlier stated that it would support whatever Narvasa’s decision would be on the transaction.READ: PBA Board to back Narvasa on controversial SMB-Kia tradeHowever, Villavicencio expressed his lack of confidence on the commissioner following his approval of the trade.“If the commissioner does not see this simple perspective, he may not be the right person for the job. We are afraid as to who should be the custodian of the PBA’s overall paramount interest. He talks about parity/ equilibrium for trades, but where is it?” he said.“People have spoken. Comm. Chito, listen to the feedback!” QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort The TNT management released a statement following its alleged involvement in the controversial SMB-Kia trade. #PBA2017 pic.twitter.com/5TvJ5GG3v3— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) October 29, 2017Villavicencio clarified that Membrere was merely acting “as a representative of Smart Gilas.”“It was a sincere gesture to assist Standhardinger with a basic admin filing process because he flew back to Germany after the SEA Games,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Narvasa said on Friday that TNT assistant team manager Magnum Membrere also submitted Standhardinger’s application to the PBA Office, duplicating the Fil-German’s forms after his agent had earlier sent his papers.“Comm. Chito talked to Christian Standhardinger in Lebanon to join the draft because he knew that [the draft pool] is shallow. He called that it would be okay for Christian Standhardinger to miss the draft camp and have a proxy to submit his application since he will be out of the country. So of course, it’s a different person who submitted it. No logical reason to divulge the info other than a futile and pathetic attempt to take the spotlight off him,” the statement read.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutREAD: TNT also tried to arrange trade for Kia draft pick, says Narvasa“TNT management resents the statement of Comm. Narvasa. Uncalled for. Just proves he is biased.” ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles02:45Drilon blasts Duterte’s infra program as ‘dismal failure’01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’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 Games CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIESlast_img read more



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