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Open Letter to President Obama


first_imgMr. President, step in the shoes of an Ebola orphan and you would begin wonder why help arrived too late when what is needed to stop Ebola has always been clear from day one: more community involvement and ownership, contact tracing, more trained medical staff, more isolation units, more supplies and more beds for quarantined and sick people. You would agree that our world has more than sufficient human and material resources to have stopped Ebola in its tracks in March 2014.You would wonder why with such enormous resources at the disposal of private citizens and governments in rich and poor countries Ebola was allowed to take away your parents.Now, Mr. President, please step in the shoes of a Liberian front-line health worker and you would be perplexed at the complacency in America about the potential dangers of Ebola before Ebola hit America. It was business as usual while Ebola took its toll on West African health workers without access to basic protective gears. You would be ashamed that the world was watching as Ebola kept spreading further worldwide, creating higher risks for humans everywhere.Here is how Ebola is spreading —February 2014: Ebola killed only Guineans in a remote village.March 2014: Ebola death spread to Liberia.April 2014: Ebola began killing Sierra Leoneans.July 2014: Ebola Killed an American in Nigeria, leading to eight (8) Nigerian deaths.August 2014: American hospitals admitted two (2) American Ebola patients.September 2014: Ebola killed Spanish citizens at a hospital in Spain.October 2014: The 1st Spanish patient infected with Ebola in Europe was admitted at a hospital in Spain. Eric Duncan, a Liberian, died at an American hospital and a nurse treating Duncan contracted Ebola.Mr. President, please step into the shoes of a Cuban health worker who cannot travel freely to the United States, thanks to the 1960 Cold War-inspired embargo and the-Trading with the Enemy Act of 1917. You are only 30 years old. You just arrived and you were greeted by a red, white and blue flag and a sign “Welcome to Monrovia”, the capital city of America’s only  de facto  colony in the world. Your mission: to rescue little America from Ebola. You are risking your life and personal safety to do what the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama preaches: “Iit was essential the United States and other countries work to stop the Ebola outbreak at its source in Africa…”.Take another new pair of shoes and step into one worn by thousands of Liberians, Sierra Leoneans and Guineans.  You are stranded in America-your flights cancelled-you are uncertain of when you’ll return home. As a result of the deadly Ebola virus spreading exponentially, you have lost loved ones whose graves you will never see and everyday grim news of rising death tolls of ordinary people. Without TPS/DED designation, the message from the White House is mixed: Ebola is deadly. Oh, Ebola epidemic is not serious enough for designation of protected status.Finally, Mr. President, step into the shoes of an American health worker. You risked your life to help fight Ebola in West Africa. Upon your return to the United States, you are subjected to official harassment and stigmatization because of your service. You wonder if you should ever consider returning to West Africa to fight Ebola.Finally, Mr. President, take off the shoes worn by millions of human beings just like you and return to the White House as the President of the United States of America. I wish you well as I remind you of the word of a songwriter: “Action speaks louder than words.” Politics aside, ending the Cuban embargo now, designating Ebola ravaged countries for Temporary Protected Status (TPS/DED) and replenishing West Africa’s battered health workers now are all the right things to do. Mr. President, Kindly consider these actions in the fight against Ebola.Sincerely Yours,Rev. Torli H. KruaTorli Krua is founder of Boston-based Universal Human Rights International (UHRI). UHRI promotes immigrant rights in the USA and democracy through ballot initiatives in African countries. Krua may be reached at: 20 Roche Brothers Way,  Suite 6-182  North Easton, MA 02356   Email: harlankrua@gmail.comShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Dear Mr. President:I write to thank you for your leadership in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus ravaging West Africa. Your commitment is evidenced by your leadership in deployment of 3000 US troops, allocation of resources and your public statements denouncing Ebola fear and hysteria. Mr. President, I wish the world had acted quickly to stop Ebola. However, it’s never too late to save a life. In fact, in order to prevent more unnecessary Ebola deaths, now is the time to escalate the fight against rising Ebola fears, hysteria and embarrassing official intimidation and harassment of American health workers returning from Ebola ravaged West African countries. I urge you to take the lead by taking long overdue bold actions to buttress your words against hysteria in America. Kindly consider the following immediate actions:End the Cold War-inspired Cuban Embargo now-Continued isolation of Cuba is counterproductive when Cubans are fighting alongside Americans against Ebola.Designate Ebola ravaged Liberia, Guinea & Sierra Leone now as countries appropriate for Temporary Protected Status (TPS/DED) as winter approachesIntroduce emergency measures now to help replenish Ebola- battered health workers in Liberia, Guinea & Sierra Leone.In order to take these common sense actions, you must first take off your political shoes and step into the human shoes of an Ebola orphan, a West African front-line health worker,  a Liberian stranded in America because of Ebola, a Cuban health worker and an American health worker in Ebola hot spots.“The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew”-  These words from  Abraham Lincoln, are appropriate foundations for urgent  humane and rational actions in escalating the fight against the deadly Ebola epidemic ravaging West Africa and counterproductive rising Ebola fear and hysteria sweeping across America.last_img read more


House Democrats advance on war withdrawal front


first_imgWASHINGTON – On the eve of a critical vote, House Democrats labored Thursday to lock down a majority behind a Sept. 1, 2008, deadline for the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Iraq, the sternest test yet for a determined new majority eager to challenge President George W. Bush. “If it comes off, it’s a superb accomplishment,” said Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., as the party’s leaders cajoled liberals who want an even faster timetable and moderates fearful of tying the hands of the commander in chief and generals in the field. Democratic aides expressed growing confidence of success when the vote is called, and four of the bill’s most consistent critics said they had told Speaker Nancy Pelosi they would help pass it, even though they intend to personally vote against it. “While I cannot betray my conscience, I cannot stand in the way of passing a measure that puts a concrete end date on this unnecessary war,” said one of the four, Rep. Barbara Lee of California. An aide to Pelosi confirmed that the speaker had met with Lee and California Reps. Lynn Woolsey, Maxine Waters and Diane Watson. But with the leadership lobbying intensively on its own, it was not clear which lawmakers, if any, had swung behind the bill as a result of the offer the four had made. Throughout the day, a string of liberal opponents of the war swung behind a measure they deemed insufficient. “I want this war ended today. If I thought it would help this war ending sooner by voting against the bill, I would vote against it in a heartbeat,” said Rep. Jim McGovern of Massachusetts, who sponsored legislation for a troop withdrawal in 2005. “But I don’t believe that to be the case,” he added of the measure, which combines funding for the war, the troop withdrawal deadline and billions of dollars in funding for politically popular programs at home ranging from farm aid to relief for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The legislation marks Congress’ most direct challenge to date of Bush’s policy in a war that has claimed the lives of nearly 3,200 U.S. troops. As debate began in the House, Republicans criticized it vociferously. “The bill is a sham,” said Rep. Harold Rogers of Kentucky, adding it would “provide fodder for our enemies abroad.” Bush has threatened to veto the bill, opposing both the troop-withdrawal provision and billions of dollars in spending that Democrats added. Money troubles Defense Secretary Robert Gates said any delay in approving the funds could “have a genuinely adverse effect on the readiness of the Army and the quality of life for soldiers and their families.” White House press secretary Tony Snow sharpened the message. “There’s a very real chance that money for the troops will run out while members of Congress are on vacation,” he said. “Is that the message you want to send to men and women who are putting their lives on the line?” Across the Capitol, a Senate committee launched legislation taking a slightly different approach – setting a date for the beginning of a withdrawal but only a nonbinding goal of March 31, 2008, for the final exit of combat forces. The measure cleared the Senate Appropriations Committee on a voice vote, but Republicans said they would attempt to strip out the withdrawal provisions when the issue comes before the full Senate next week. Senate Democrats fell short of a majority, 50-48, last week on a similar attempt to set a timeline for the war. Since then, Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada and others have made changes in hopes of persuading Sens. Ben Nelson of Nebraska and Mark Pryor of Arkansas to swing behind the withdrawal proposal. The changes include a series of suggested goals for the Iraqi government to meet to provide for its own security, enhance democracy and distribute its oil wealth fairly. Looking for support More than two months after Democrats took power, the main focus in the war debate was on the House, where Pelosi and other leading Democrats chipped away at holdouts. Rep. Jim McDermott of Washington, a 10th-term lawmaker and longtime opponent of the war, said he would support the measure. He called the legislation a “bare minimum but dramatically better than what we have today, which is a war without end, from a president capable only of escalation, not negotiation.” Rep. Hank Johnson of Georgia, new to Congress, said he was leaning toward supporting the legislation, as well. Like McDermott, he said he wanted a faster end to the war, but also said he had listened to the arguments of leadership that the current measure was the most that could be passed given the current makeup of the House. “What we are here to do is to govern,” Johnson said of the new Democratic majority, which came to power in January after midterm elections framed by voter discontent with the war. Democrats hold 233 seats in the House, meaning they can lose 15 votes from their own rank and file and still be assured of passing the measure. Whatever the vote count, some war foes disagreed with the strategy. “I think the Democrats are doing it all wrong,” said Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio. “We don’t agree with them,” said Rep. Lynn Woolsey, D-Calif. She said she and others believe the party must “honor what the voters of November said, which is to be bold, end the war and bring the troops home.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


$71,000 for more seats in new Health Care Assistant program in Fort Nelson


first_imgThe special intake program will run out of the Fort Nelson NLC Campus and the Fort Nelson Hospital for the first five months, with the final two months at the Peace Villa Care Home next to the new Fort St. John Hospital for clinical practica sessions. There will now be room for 20 students in the program, which includes free residence accommodation when in Fort Nelson. The province says the one-time funding is targeted at communities that don’t have enough student and employer demand for a long-term program. For more information on the Health Care Assistant program, contact the Fort Nelson Campus at 250-774-2741.- Advertisement –last_img


Rooney not ‘on holiday’ in MLS


first_img0Shares0000Hard worker: Wayne Rooney in action for DC United © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/File / Patrick McDermottWASHINGTON, United States, Aug 15 – With Major League soccer still buzzing over Wayne Rooney’s late-game exploits in DC United’s Sunday win over Orlando, the former England star said Tuesday he’s not in North America on holiday.“I understand people might get frustrated when they see players coming over maybe a bit later in their career, but that’s for me to show with performances that I’m not here just to be on holiday,” Rooney, 32, told the Washington Post. “I’m here to work, and I’ll have plenty of time when I finish playing to enjoy myself and have holidays.”Rooney’s work ethic was on full display on Sunday, after Orlando broke out following a United corner in the fifth minute of stoppage time in a game that looked set to finish 2-2With United goalkeeper David Ousted stranded upfield, Orlando’s Will Johnson advanced past halfway with an empty net ahead of him.Rooney raced half the length of the field to win the ball, then launched a long ball into the area met by Luciano Acosta, who nodded home the game winner in the fifth minute of injury time.“Seeing a player like Wayne make that effort and run all the way back and make that tackle, put in that work – it motivates all of us, especially with the euphoria of the game,” Acosta said.Rooney, England and Manchester United’s all-time record goalscorer, confirmed his move to MLS in June after a season with Everton in the Premier League.His exploits on Sunday went some way toward keeping DC United’s slim MLS Cup playoff hopes alive.Although they remain rooted to the foot of the standings with 21 points from 20 games, they have several games in hand over the teams above them and aren’t yet out of the running.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


‘It’s not over!’ – Arsenal will not give up on Premier League title, says Wenger


first_imgArsene Wenger insists Arsenal have not given up their hunt for the Premier League title and ‘will fight to the end’ to get their hands on the coveted trophy.Since being tipped as favourites for the crown after a victory over Manchester City before Christmas, Wenger’s side have seen their challenge slip away with a run of three wins in 12 games in all competitions.And, following Saturday’s draw with Tottenham in a thrilling north London derby, the Gunners are now eight points adrift of leaders Leicester City with nine games remaining.But Wenger believes his side are still challenging both Spurs and the Foxes for the title and feels their two wins over the table toppers this season shows they have enough in their squad to close the gap.Arsenal face Hull City in an FA Cup fifth-round replay on Tuesday night, but – with the Gunners also on the brink of a Champions League exit at the hands of Barcelona – Wenger has refused to pin all of his trophy aspirations on the competition.“You don’t think like that,” he said when asked whether the FA Cup is now Arsenal’s most realistic chance of silverware.“The Premier League is far from being over. Just to remind you, we have beaten Leicester twice so we have done our job against them.“People have to look at other teams more, not just us on that front. We will not give up the Premier League, we will fight until the end.”A sixth-round clash at home to Watford awaits the winner of Tuesday’s replay, with Arsenal’s Premier League game against West Brom to be rescheduled if they advance.Wenger is an advocate of the FA Cup and has seen his side win it in the last two years, but he is still likely to make changes against Steve Bruce’s Hull as his side face four games in the next ten days.“Look, we had no choice because the next round in the FA Cup is next Saturday,” he said of the replay being arranged for Tuesday.“So we had to fit it in somewhere. Ideally it’s not the best position for us but I couldn’t see any other solution.“I will have to [make changes] but I’m not so much concerned about replacing one player with another one. It’s more that I have to rotate a little bit and keep the right balance in the team.” 1last_img read more


Irony defines Jewish cool


first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week A marriage of hip and Jewish that emerged in the late 1990s has redefined religious identity for irony-loving 20- and 30-somethings from New York to Los Angeles and beyond. They flock to all-night multimedia celebrations of Jewish holidays; fill nightclubs where Jewish storytellers are the headlining act; start magazines, journals and Web sites – all while wearing a wide array of irreverent clothing. Among the edgier items is a bra made out of yarmulkes. Traditional Jewish leaders who for years have been wringing their hands over declining religious observance among young people and rising intermarriage rates are hardly rejoicing at the trend. For them, it is a superficial fad as welcome as a Hanukkah bush. But the young entrepreneurs spearheading these new ventures say their elders should look beneath the kitsch. There, they say, is the modern-day answer to the question that has vexed Jews for generations: how to keep the religion alive. “Our mission is to promote Jewish literacy and to empower people to take it on their own terms,” said Amichai Lau-Lavie, 36, president of Storahtelling, whose shows are an explosion of traditional ritual and contemporary performance. He sometimes goes onstage dressed as a woman, Hadassah Gross, a Jewish motivational speaker whose motto is “a little bit of irreverence is very good for battling irrelevance.” “We use edu-tainment. We make them laugh. It’s 95 percent humor, culture, radical fun, and 5 percent meaning. If they want more, they’ll come back next time,” Lau-Levie said. This is what vibrant religious life looks like in one corner of American Judaism: A T-shirt that says “W.W.B.D.?” above a sketch of Barbra Streisand. A man in drag teaching Torah. A Web site called Mazal Tov Cocktail, a self-described “encyclopaedia of Jewish radical culture” represented by a flaming rag inside a bottle of Manischewitz. The significance of this debate within the community cannot be overstated. Jewish groups have spent millions of dollars researching how they can prevent young people from abandoning their faith – which studies have found they are doing in steadily increasing numbers. Community leaders have started programs ranging from free Israel trips to singles dances to hip cafes for the younger generation. But these efforts, while achieving some success, haven’t come close to the popularity of the outlets young people have devised for themselves. Storahtelling is booked around the country. “Heeb,” the quarterly magazine most identified with the trend, printed 25,000 copies of its latest issue. It’s also trying to diversify into other media and continuing to sponsor sold-out literary events that have expanded from the United States to London and Berlin. “What we’re doing is creating Jewish experiences where there otherwise weren’t (any),” said Heeb editor Josh Neuman, 33, a graduate of Harvard Divinity School. “I wouldn’t be surprised if it led to Jews marrying more Jews. I wouldn’t be surprised if it led to Jews becoming more Jewish. But it’s definitely not the goal. This audience feels so comfortable because people feel they’re not being manipulated for some larger agenda.” No one disputes that these events are attracting young people who previously had little or no contact with the Jewish community. However, traditional leaders say it is difficult to see what the happenings provide other than a good time. The IKAR worship community in Los Angeles was formed last year by 31-year-old Rabbi Sharon Brous, who also is involved with Reboot. The group is religiously traditional, with worship in Hebrew, but rejects the conventional synagogue approach, partly by making volunteer work and social justice advocacy a central activity. “We wanted to provoke a cultural shift,” said Brous, a graduate of the Jewish Theological Seminary, who organizes members partly using the model of MoveOn.org, the liberal political group, holding house parties to discuss religious and social issues, and coordinating events through the Web. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


‘I STILL CAN’T WATCH OUR DEFEAT BY DONEGAL’ – DUBS STARS BROGAN


first_imgDublin star Bernard Brogan has admitted he still hasn’t been able to watch his side’s demolition by Donegal in last year’s All-Ireland semi-final.Bernard BroganThe forward told Ryan Tubridy on last night’s Late Late Show that he was still hurt by the manner in which they were beaten.Brogan said he felt his team had left the game on the pitch. But he admitted that Jim McGuinness and his team came to Croke Park with a plan and executed it well.He suggested that a couple of mistakes by his team was the only difference between winning and being dumped out of the championship.However he admitted that he had still not watched a repeat of the game.He laughed and said he would have to have the 30 players from the entire Dubin set-up with him to relive the moment. Perhaps he can watch a replay this summer with Rory Gallagher as the new director of the Donegal dreamteam! ‘I STILL CAN’T WATCH OUR DEFEAT BY DONEGAL’ – DUBS STARS BROGAN was last modified: January 17th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:Bernard Brogandonegaldublinlast_img read more


Tortoise shell effect butterfly hair claw clip, Is pretty, will hold only thick hair


first_imgDoes the work and is actually very as well.Really strong clips and attractive to seem at,gorgeous color.Fantastic for thick medium size hair. Perfect for my thick under shoulder hair. Holds it really effectively – not much too significant or modest. One of the claws broke soon after couple of months but nevertheless really good.Key specs for Tortoise shell effect butterfly hair claw clip:Tort brown plastic claw clipButterfly design to wingsChunky claw with teeth on insideMeasures 6.75cm along teeth by 5cm wideButterfly top measures 5cm by 5.5cmComments from buyers“nice looking piece, Pretty but too big, Butterfly claw hair clip, I really like this hair clip, Perfect for thick medium length hair, She is very happy with it”Pretty, excellent dimensions and terrific excellent.Quick supply and superior good quality, thanks. Great minimal clip for holding my mane in put.I truly like this hair clip. I really like this hair clip, really like the model and design and style. Would have liked it to be a minimal bigger as i have extremely lengthy thick hair to keep in place but in general a wonderful obtain.Beautiful company and pleasing merchandise.This very little detail can maintain my gf hair up even if she have a large amount of it.Its not as significant as i was hoping it to be, its fairly a rigid plastic hair claw which just isn’t very superior to maintain my sleeky hair. I like the shape of the claw alone even though as it is in a position to hold really a good deal of hair, its just not exactly ideal for mine as it won’t maintain it limited and i need to retain redoing it each now and then.I really like my hair clip, executing what it must do.Keeps all my hair up nicely all day.This is a gorgeous item, it can be genuinely very. On the other hand, it can be fairly significant and regrettably doesn’t hold my extended (beneath shoulder size but layered) thick hair in put, my hair just slides out so i are unable to seriously use it. It could be better for people with seriously very long unlayered hair.It’s a good grip, not as fantastic as my old one that broke but it really is fairly respectable and i have seriously thick hair.Is pretty, will hold only thick hair. Is fairly ,will maintain only thick hair,mine was damaged in write-up ,so i returned it.Favored the design but two of the claws broke just after a couple takes advantage of so not extremely strong.Little bit in excess of leading with packaging but charming.Keeps my hair out of my facial area so does the career, plus it really really. I could possibly get a number of more of these.Wonderful hair claw, eye-catching butterfly design and potent grip for my fantastic hair.My former purchase that had ‘broken ‘ immediately after hardly any use has now been replaced by the seller/s. I am delighted with the seller as very well as the item the earlier product must have been compromised in some way right before it reached me, that’s why broke. Thanks, my crystal trend .But just the occupation for my hair as not really thick.Pretty cozy clip – suited for all day wear will obtain once again.last_img read more


Can You Learn to Be Creative at Work?


first_imgThink about the most successful people in your office. Who always has the best ideas? Who knows just how to navigate difficult conversations? What do those people have in common?Chances are good that the best and brightest workers at your company are also the most creative ones. Contrary to popular belief, though, most creative people aren’t born that way. Creativity is a skill just like any other, which means even the least creative person can learn to see the world in a new light.Ambitious professionals should be more concerned about creative growth than most. Creativity is a vital component of professional success. People who expand their horizons climb the ladder, while those who fail to grow also fail to achieve or innovate.Whether you earned a degree in art or struggle with stick figures, you can learn to be a more creative person by adopting a few new habits:1. Establish a creative process.Productive creatives know that great works of art don’t appear out of thin air. By following a creative process, they plan, produce, and improve their work until it’s ready to be shown the world. While you might assume that everyone’s process is unique, one of the season’s best books on creativity claims otherwise. While writing “The Creative Curve,” big data entrepreneur Allen Gannett discovered that essentially every creative process shares four stages: consumption, imitation, community, and iteration. Through interviews with creators ranging from Ben & Jerry’s co-founder Jerry Greenfield to musician D. A. Wallach, Gannett shows that close adherence to that process, not “genius,” is critical for creative success. 2. Get away from the everyday.When you stare at the same desk five days a week, you don’t have a lot of creative inspiration available. Take a vacation to break up the routine of work and provide your mind with the fresh canvas it deserves. That doesn’t mean answering emails from a beach instead of a cubicle — it means unplugging from the office entirely.Sadly, 41 percent of Americans check in with work while away. You can’t experience new things if you never truly leave the old ones. Leave your laptop at home, and detach your company email from your smartphone. Even if you only take a long weekend, the time you spend away from work will do wonders for your creative health.3. Externalize your internal thoughts.Ever come up with a brilliant idea and forget it five minutes later? Human brains are incredibly powerful tools, but they can’t do it alone. Buy a journal or a sketchbook, then keep it on hand to jot down thoughts as they come up.Journaling helps unlock the creative thoughts that exist just outside your conscious perception. The more you write, the more you’ll find in your head than you realized. Don’t replace old-school pen and paper with a tablet or keyboard, though. Research shows that people who physically write down notes get more from the practice than those who type.4. Learn something that has nothing to do with work.Sometimes, the way to get better at work is to learn something with no practical application at the office. Take a class in something completely unrelated to your field to get your creative juices flowing. Just like reading books, taking classes taught by experts is a shortcut to knowledge you couldn’t acquire on your own.You could take a class on creativity, but your options aren’t limited to creative fields. Rather than set out with a specific professional goal, pick an unfamiliar area that interests you and dive in. Masterclass, for instance, lets students learn cooking from Gordon Ramsay or tennis from Serena Williams. What you learn is less important than the act of learning itself.5. Break the digital chains.From the desktop PC to the smartphone at home, glowing rectangles rule modern life. Combined research from a variety of sources concludes that the average person today spends more than four hours per day on a smartphone. Add work to the mix, and total screen time skyrockets.Screens aren’t all bad, but the world has more to offer than a digital alternative. Be conscious about when and why you use digital devices. If you find yourself whipping out your phone during every break, use that time to take a walk around the office, grab some water, or chat with a colleague. The more diverse experiences you provide your brain, the more intellectual energy you’ll have when you need it.6. Schedule creativity on your calendar.These tips can all make you a more creative person, but if you don’t make time to practice them, you won’t see the benefits. Put creativity on your calendar to establish your new habits.When your schedule is tight, incorporate creative time in other activities. Bring your journal to lunch and write about your day so far, your plans, or whatever comes to mind. Schedule vacations and breaks ahead of time so you can relax without worrying about work. At home, set aside 30 minutes a night (or whatever works for you) to read a new book or take the next lesson in your class. Following a routine might not sound very creative, but by doing so, you set the foundations for a new mindset. The more you invest in your creative development, the more you’ll find yourself contributing new ideas and discovering better solutions at work. Before long, people will start to tell you how lucky you are to have a naturally creative mind. Tags:#creativity#innovation#work habits Brad AndersonEditor In Chief at ReadWrite Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Related Posts Brad is the editor overseeing contributed content at ReadWrite.com. He previously worked as an editor at PayPal and Crunchbase. 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Pocari drops Bali Pure to win another PVL title


first_imgPocari head coach Rommel Abella said their championship form all boiled down to the team’s composure.“It was all about the team’s composure, I remind them every time I call a timeout that they need to be composed and focused at the game at hand,” said Abella.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Water Defenders’ last gasp on life were their three straight points late in the fourth set to cut the Lady Warriors’ lead to 23-18, but Michelle Keddy would quell Bali Pure’s futile attempt to a comeback to put Pocari at match point, 24-18.Pocari Sweat celebrates another PVL title. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net“Even when Bali Pure scored three straight points, I wasn’t worried that we would lose,” said Abella. “What I was worried about was that they could cut the lead and the momentum would swing to their favor.” LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Krystal Rivers, who played her first game with Pocari in the first match of the finals, was magnificent for the Lady Warriors as she put up a game-high 27 points while Finals MVP Myla Pablo added 16 points.Michelle Strizak, who was named the Conference’s Best Import, had 10 points to aid the Lady Warriors in their championship quest.Jeng Bualee and Jennifer Keddy led Bali Pure with 13 points apiece.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Young, full of potential’ Chooks-Pilipinas 3×3 team heads to France Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ What ‘missteps’? Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Water Defenders, 20-25, 25-17, 25-17, 25-19, in the deciding Game 3.Jessey De Leon rose up for the final hit of the conference and gave Pocari its third straight title in in the tournament formerly known as Shakey’s V-League after conquering last year’s Reinforced and Open conferences.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pocari drops Bali Pure to win another PVL title2.8K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 View comments Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garagelast_img read more