Paul Sullivan: As the Lakers close in on the NBA title, the Bulls brain trust plots a return to relevance
CHICAGO — Jimmy Butler won’t get a ring this season despite a herculean effort to get the Miami Heat to the NBA Finals.When push came to shove in the fourth quarter of Game 4 on Tuesday night in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., the Los Angeles Lakers proved the talent gap between the teams was too great for the Heat to overcome.And it wasn’t LeBron James who made the difference.It was Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, with a 3-pointer and layup that stretched a two-point lead to seven with two minutes left, and former Chicago Bulls guard Rajon Rondo — one of three “Alphas” along with Butler and Dwyane Wade on ...
UN losing its relevance and legitimacy, Israel envoy says
In one of the most startling threats issued against an international body tasked with upholding a multilateral global rules-based order, Israel has warned that there will be no UN in 75 years if it continues to criticise Israel.“The UN is risking the loss of whatever relevance and legitimacy it has left,” wrote Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan in a column for Israel Hayom, a daily paper owned by Republican mega donor Sheldon Adelson.Suggesting that the UN will face an existential threat if it continues to criticise Israel, Erdan, who was appointed Israel’s ambassador to the UN in J...
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Business Stability Strategies: its importance and relevance in modern times
Entrepreneurship activities and doing business are quite propagated at every platform. Specifically, you can see increased instances at social media platforms where influencers try to motivate you for starting a business. They do nothing wrong as doing a business carries immense importance to attain significant financial sustenance.However, we often miss out on business stability strategies. Business owners are miscalculating things when they think they have done enough to start a business. It is not the case anymore as technology evolution is disrupting business operations quite vividly in re...
The status of infrastructure projects and its political relevance
Build Build Build has saved President Duterte in many ways. With infrastructure investments reaching US$15 billion per year, the ambitious program has kept the economy on a steady path of growth whilst being its biggest job generator. It is has also improved the quality of life of our people.Consciously or unconsciously, the steady flow of infrastructure projects has given the majority the impression that this administration is generally doing well. It is the reasons why public outrage has been tempered over Malacañang’s many transgressions, not the least of which is its mystifying allegiance ...
OPEC seeks relevance as doubts swirl on oil
The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries turned 60 on September 14 - and despite its colorful past, COVID-19 is proving to be its greatest challenge in that time span.The pandemic wiped out a third of global demand for oil during the darkest days of crisis - the second quarter - and potentially linger on for the next few years. In OPEC’s latest bulletin, the group downgraded demand by another 400,000 barrels a day, down to just over 90 million barrels and noted the risks for 2021 are skewed to the downside.“What I can share with you at the moment is that the global economy continues t...
No lessening of relevance for OPEC
On September 14, 1960, the five founding fathers of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) - Juan Pablo Pérez Alfonzo of Venezuela; Abdullah Al-Tariki of Saudi Arabia; Dr Tala’at al-Shaibani of Iraq; Dr. Fuad Rouhani of Iran; and Ahmed Sayed Omar of Kuwait - gathered in the Al-Shaab Hall in Baghdad.The ‘Baghdad Conference’ saw these five visionaries put up the premise of cooperation and with the need to write their own story. Pérez Alfonzo said after the meeting and the creation of OPEC: “We are now united. We are making history.”It is a story that encapsulates a family o...