Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nadal was caught cold in the opening stages as some big hitting from Marterer brought him the first two games.But it didn’t take Nadal long to figure out his opponent, reeling off four straight games en route to an inevitable one-set lead.The 16-time Grand Slam champion raced through the second set in just 38 minutes, breaking his opponent’s serve twice.But Marterer — who was playing in the main draw for the first time — moved into a 3-1 lead early in the third as he threatened to become the first man to take a set off Nadal at Roland Garros since the Spaniard’s 2015 quarterfinal defeat by Djokovic.But the reigning champion quickly hit back before securing a tie-break on his second match point when Marterer fired long, celebrating with a trademark fist pump.ADVERTISEMENT Spain’s Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Germany’s Maximilian Marterer during their men’s singles fourth round match on day nine of The Roland Garros 2018 French Open tennis tournament in Paris on June 4, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Christophe ARCHAMBAULTRafael Nadal moved a step closer to an incredible 11th French Open title on Monday by seeing off German Maximilian Marterer in straight sets to reach the quarterfinals.The world number one’s 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (7/4) victory over the world number 70 saw him equal the record of 12 last eight appearances at Roland Garros, which was set by Novak Djokovic the day before.ADVERTISEMENT Cilic overcomes Fognini fightback to make last eight in Paris Schwartzman fought back from two sets down to stun Anderson and reach the quarterfinals for the first time.He was totally outplayed in the first two sets, but twice broke Anderson when the South African was serving for the match to pull off a dramatic win.The 25-year-old also reached the quarterfinals at last year’s US Open.World number seven Anderson, who was looking to become the first South African man to make the last eight in Paris since Cliff Drysdale 51 years ago, has now lost in the fourth round at Roland Garros on four occasions.Later on Monday, third seed Marin Cilic takes on combustible Italian Fabio Fognini, while former US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro faces ninth-seeded American John Isner.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding 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 MOST READ LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Top seed Nadal, who celebrated his 32nd birthday on Sunday, is now on his own in third on the all-time list for most match wins at Grand Slam events with 234 victories after passing Jimmy Connors.He powered 39 winners past Marterer, who pushed the Spaniard as hard as he could without ever threatening an upset.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownNadal will face Argentinian Diego Schwartzman for a semi-final spot, after the 11th seed staged a thrilling comeback to down sixth seed Kevin Anderson 1-6, 2-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7/0), 6-2.“The third set was very difficult, Maximilian is a good player,” said Nadal, who has now won 37 consecutive sets at Roland Garros, just four short of Bjorn Borg’s record set between 1979 and 1981. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
After months of hype, rumors and leaks, Samsung is finally ready to unveil its newest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4. The launch is set to start at 7:00 p.m. ET at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Depending on whom you believe, we know a lot about the Galaxy S4 or very little about the Galaxy S4. The basic rumors go like this: it will have a 5-inch display, 3 megapixel front camera, 13 MP back camera, 2 GB of RAM and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. The processor is likely to differ by where the phone is released. Users in the United States are rumored to get the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 processor while those overseas are supposedly getting Samsung’s Octa-Core Exynos 5.The interesting stuff will be in the software. Samsung will unveil a variety of new features. That will likely include a variety of Samsung-branded S apps, “Eye Scrolling” (or not, again depending on the source of the rumor), 2D/3D camera and more. We also expect that little ninny Jeremy Maxwell to make an appearance. We are present at the Samsung Galaxy S4 event at Radio City and will be throwing out news and first impressions as soon as we can. Follow ReadWrite (@RWW) and @Dan_Rowinski on Twitter for the full blow by blow from the event.For those who can’t be in attendance, Samsung has been nice enough to provide a live stream through YouTube. We have it embedded below.What are you looking forward to? Let us know in the comments. Tags:#Galaxy S4#Samsung Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement dan rowinski The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology
“Customers are no longer loyal. They will leave to save a few dollars.”There is some truth to this statement. People are no longer as loyal to companies as they once were. They don’t feel the same undying loyalty they did at one time.The interesting question is not whether this statement is true. The interesting question is, “Who went first?”When we say people are no longer loyal, we need to identify of whom exactly we are speaking.Who Went First?Did the customer go first?Did the customer who was totally satisfied and thrilled beyond belief suddenly decide that it made no sense to be loyal and leave to find something better? Having all of their needs met by a company, did the bond on their side of the relationship weaken without any cause, destroying their loyalty?This doesn’t make sense, does it? When people are 100 percent satisfied and know that people care about them, they tend to be extremely loyal. This is true even when something better is available to them. You have relationships with companies where the individual people are important enough to you that you won’t change for a better offering or lower price.All things being equal, relationships win. This fact has been true for thousands of years. It will be true for thousands more.If the customer didn’t go first, who did?The High Price of a Low Transaction CostIs it possible that companies and businesses went first? Could the drive for increased profits have caused cost-cutting that reduced the service level and loosened the bonds between the company and their customers? Could a reliance on automation to reduce transaction costs under the guise of serving customers better have also eliminated many of the touch points on which deep, loyal relationships were built?You may have a deep relationship with a brand. But in large, complex business-to-business sales, it’s difficult for a brand to generate loyalty. It’s the people inside the brand with whom you have the relationship. And when you no longer have a relationship, you no longer feel a sense of loyalty.If you don’t care about your customers, if you have no intimacy, then why would you expect them to feel a sense of loyalty to you?If you treat people like a transaction, then that is how they will view your relationship. Anyone can deliver a transactional experience. Loyalty requires much more of you.
What three projects deserve your attention this week?What small things and distractions do you need to avoid be productive when it comes to the most important things you need to do? Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now The number of hours you work is not nearly as important as what you do while you are working. There are countless people who spend a lot of time at their desk but get less done than others who work a fraction of that time.“Hours worked” and “outcomes achieved” are two very different metrics.Fewer, Bigger PrioritiesThe primary difference in results is found in one’s intentions.Some people show up to work and wait passively in front of their computer with their email open, sitting in reactive mode to respond to whatever comes their way. These people start work with the intention of doing whatever is required of them. Others direct their work.People who get more work done in half the time start work with different intentions. They close their web browser and their email program, and they work on the projects and tasks that will produce the results they need to produce right now. They direct their own work.Productivity is making progress on your biggest priorities. Productivity doesn’t have anything to do with the number of hours you are at work.Saying No to Small ThingsTo clear space for your biggest priorities, you have to prevent small things from creeping in and crowding out what’s most important. You have to say “no” to things that won’t help you produce the outcomes you really need.Email is full of thousands of small things that could command your time. The Internet is a never-ending source of new distractions and the deepest rabbit hole in which you can easily lose yourself—and where you can lose your focus on what’s important.When you say “yes” to small things, you are saying “no” what’s important.Less in a Day, More in WeekYou can get less done in a single day than you believe you can, but you can get far more done in a week than you think possible.Blocking three hours a day for your most important projects will transform your results. Those three highly-focused, undistracted hours will allow you to make progress on the outcomes you need regardless of what that outcome may be.That’s fifteen hours a week on your most important projects. For me, that would be five hours each on my three biggest projects over the course of a week.Less in a Week, More in a MonthYou can get less done in a week than you wish were possible, even if you block time for your most important projects. But you can make exponential progress on your most important projects over the course of a month.Blocking three hours a day for four weeks is sixty hours. You are unlikely to have any outcome that couldn’t be achieved in sixty hours. If what’s most important to you can’t be achieved in sixty hours, those hours will have moved you much, much closer to the finish line.For me, those sixty hours end up being invested in many different projects. I tend to overestimate the time it takes me to complete projects by underestimating how much work I can do in short bursts of focused, uninterrupted time.
Five patients who underwent cataract surgeries at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Chhattisgarh’s capital city Raipur were shifted to the MGM Eye Hospital, also in Raipur, on Saturday.“The operations took place on April 5. The consultant re-examined the cases on the next day and some infection was found in the eyes of the operated patients. All precautionary measures were taken and out of five patients, three were nearly normal. But there was doubt in one case and the patient could have needed the Vitreous Procedure Chamber surgery. Since this facility is not available in AIIMS-Raipur, we contacted the hospital where it was available. It was decided to shift all five patients to the MGM Eye hospital in order to save their vision, even if there is any minor complaint,” Dr. Ajay Dani, medical superintendent, AIIIMS Raipur, told The Hindu.When asked if there was any lapse on the part of doctors or hospital staff leading to these infections, Dr. Dani said, “This doesn’t appear to be a case of negligence but it will have to be investigated. It is very difficult to say something immediately.”
Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLyceum’s historic 18-0 sweep of the NCAA Season 93 eliminations almost didn’t become a reality after referee Edmar Avis’ call late in the first overtime.After CJ Perez gave the Pirates a 97-96 lead with a gutsy drive with 3.4 seconds to spare, Robert Bolick desperately tried to fish for foul in the last 1.5 ticks, something that the official numbered 16 willingly gave as he whistled Jaycee Marcelino for a foul.ADVERTISEMENT “Mistakes will always be there. But what I can say is the referees really tried their best. If I will rate it, you already saw it and you can base it on what you saw, I’m happy with the way they called it,” Cristobal said.“I will not entertain that anymore. As far as the referees are concerned, we’ll always go on different ways. They will judge it according to what they saw and they will always call for what is good and right for the game.”Lyceum coach Topex Robinson also didn’t let the errant call affect his team’s psyche late in the game.“I trust coach Bai a lot. They’re also people who make mistakes. I told my players to just keep on playing. They don’t want to be in that situation also, and we honor them also. We know that they’re gonna make mistakes and it’s not a fault of their own. I told them that instead of making the referees as an excuse, we have to find a way. We have to find a way and we have to really, really grind it with them,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa NCAA Finals trip dream come true for Marcelino twins Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight MOST READ Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president That led to a lot of fans scratching their heads after Lyceum seemed to have lost the shot at history.Fortunately for Pirates, Bolick botched his first attempt and could only muster for a split to tie the game at 97 and send the game to a second overtime.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 shutoutThe Pirates would then take the 107-105 win over the Red Lions in double overtime to complete the unprecedented streak.NCAA commissioner Bai Cristobal was quick to leap on the defense of the referees, charging the bad and missed calls made to experience. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 93 PLAY LIST 02:12San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 9305:18After the Typhoon Part 200:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 View comments
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi: We’re serious about Coppa Italiaby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLazio coach Simone Inzaghi says he’ll select a strong line-up for their Coppa Italia tie with Novara.Lazio meet Novara today in the round of 16.”Tomorrow’s match is going to be important and there is a place in the quarter-final up for grabs,” said Inzaghi.“We have always achieved good results in the Coppa Italia and want to continue that trend in the current campaign. The lads are in good shape and returned from vacation with a lot of motivation. We’ll put in a great performance, because our objective is to keep pushing hard in this tournament.“Over the last two years, we played in the Final and the semi-final. We know Novara are going to take this seriously and I want my team to take it seriously too, as we want to do well at all costs.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Redknapp insists no chance Spurs will sack Pochettinoby Paul Vegas11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveHarry Redknapp says there is no chance Spurs will sack Mauricio Pochettino.The Argentine is under pressure to keep his job after a spluttering start to the Premier League season.But former Tottenham boss Redknapp believes Pochettino’s future at the North London club is secured.”Yeah, absolutely, that is not going to happen,” Redknapp told the Daily Mail. “I don’t know if they’ve overachieved. They should be finishing in the top three with that squad, that’s where they should be, there’s no doubt about that in my opinion.”But to get to a Champions League final was great for them. It was great to see them reach the final. “At the start of the year I really thought Spurs would push Man City and Liverpool a lot, lot closer. Tottenham have got a great team, with Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Son – I thought this could be their year. “But it’s been a disappointing start for them for sure and they need to turn it around quickly, but I still think they’ll finish third.”
MEXICO CITY – U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday pledged to forge an equal partnership with Mexico as the neighbors battle powerful drug cartels, while admitting U.S. guns were partly to blame for deadly violence here.Addressing a young audience in Mexico City’s Anthropology Museum, Obama said he had come to visit the southern neighbor “because it is time to put old mindsets aside,” acknowledging that a “new Mexico is emerging.”Greeting the crowd with a few words in Spanish – “Mexico lindo y querido” (“beautiful and beloved Mexico) – Obama turned to a U.S. domestic issue dear to Mexicans during his speech, saying he was “absolutely convinced” the U..S Congress would pass immigration reform.With more than 70,000 people dead so far in a still-raging battle between drug cartels, the U.S. leader acknowledged that “much of the root cause of violence” in Mexico was the result of U.S. demand for illegal drugs.“We also recognize that most of the guns used to commit violence here in Mexico come from the United States,” Obama said, vowing to do everything in his power to pass gun control reform back home.The flow of guns into the hands of drug cartels has been a constant irritant in Mexico, which has linked the rise in violence to the expiration of the U.S. ban on assault rifles in 2004.Obama was speaking on the second day of his visit to Mexico before heading to a summit with Central American leaders in Costa Rica, who will also want to discuss trade, immigration and the drug war with the U.S. leader.On Thursday, Obama met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, who took office in December, and the two leaders sought to shift the focus of their relations back to their $500 billion trade ties.But they also discussed their security bond, with Obama backing Peña Nieto’s new strategy, which is focused on reducing the wave of murders, kidnappings and extortion plaguing Mexico.In his speech on Friday, Obama said relations with Mexico must be defined by the prosperity they can generate together, not the threats they face.“Despite all the bonds and the values that we share, despite all the people who claim heritage on both sides, our attitudes sometimes are trapped in old stereotypes,” Obama said.“We are two equal partners, two sovereign nations. We must work together in mutual interest, in mutual respect, and if we do that both Mexico and the United States will prosper,” he said.Obama will meet later Friday with the seven leaders of Central America, plus the Dominican Republic, in San José, and they are expected to press him to step up U.S. assistance against violent drug cartels using the region as a stopover for US-bound cocaine.The U.S. military has sent ships in the Pacific and Caribbean to intercept drugs, deployed 200 Marines in Guatemala and shared radar intelligence with Honduras. But top U.S. generals warned that budget cuts could hamper the mission.“We need resolute support from the U.S. government to attack our common drug enemy, drug trafficking, since regrettably Honduras and other countries of the region see the dead in a war we didn’t start,” said Honduran President Porfirio Lobo. Facebook Comments No related posts.
Measure also applies to fraternal organizations Categories: Hornberger News,News State Rep. Pamela Hornberger today joined her House colleagues in voting for legislation allowing national veterans club members and other service clubs to buy alcoholic drinks in any affiliated out-of-town club.Hornberger, of Chesterfield Township, co-sponsored the legislation, which was prompted by a recent Liquor Control Commission ruling that brought an end to the custom.“Our veterans have done so much for their nation, and deserve an opportunity to join their colleagues at clubs with which they are affiliated across the state,” Hornberger said. “Service organizations such as the Eagles or Moose perform vital services in many of our communities and should be afforded the same opportunity. This is a time-honored tradition and should be allowed to continue.”The bill was necessary after the Liquor Control Commission interpreted a law by ruling only members of the local club could buy drinks at that location.The measure now goes to the Senate for consideration.#####The legislation is House Bill 5260. 07Mar Rep. Hornberger votes on legislation to support veterans