TTYPE wins partial EC funding for European pension-tracking service

first_imgThe business plan also proposed including Lithuania, which does not currently have an NTS but would be included at this stage due to the small number of local pension providers in need of connection.“Connecting Austria (which has an NTS) and its direct neighbours (which do not have an NTS but have a small number of data providers) will expand the nucleus that started by connecting Poland in Step A,” the business plan adds.“Similarly, connecting the NTS of France will increase the area that started with the [national tracking services] of Belgium and the Netherlands.”Eventually, the remaining European Economic Area countries would also be connected to the ETS.ETS costIn line with the draft business plan published earlier this year, the per-member cost of the ETS was estimated at €0.03, which the consortium estimated would produce revenue to finance the not-for-profit managing entity, STEP, of no more than 10% of that produced by existing NTS.“If all estimated 280m Europeans (within the age range of 25-65) are connected, this should generate enough revenue (and, in time, a lower fee),” the business plan adds, without estimating the likelihood of such a high uptake.It also called on the European Commission to support the project financially.In a letter sent to Marianne Thyssen, commissioner for social affairs, to coincide with the report’s publication, Peter Melchior, chairman of the TTYPE steering committee of Denmark’s PKA, calls for Commission funding.“We calculated that, after the deduction of membership fees [of €3m], approximately €17m is needed in the first five years to cover the costs of developing, connecting and running the ETS,” Melchior writes.“We therefore strongly recommend the European Commission grant substantial financial support.”Melchoir also urges various stakeholders to build on the goodwill built up since the TTYPE Consortium first gathered and push ahead with the launch of the ETS.“Among parties in Europe, there needs to be enough willingness and executing power to step in and do this,” he writes.“The risk here is losing time and momentum. Political and financial support from the EC for future years is a prerequisite. Without sufficient EC support, STEP will not be able to realise its goals.”Speaking at the TTYPE launch event, Thyssen said the Commission was politically committed to the project and would aim to supply funding for the first step of the ETS connecting the Netherlands and Belgium – estimated in the business plan to cost €3.3m.She added that the Commission would later this year also tender for a provider to launch the ETS. The TTYPE consortium – comprising Danish pension provider PKA, Dutch providers PGGM, APG, MN and Syntrus Achmea and the UK and German construction-sector funds B&CE and SOKA-Bau – has been working on the plan since March 2015. A pan-European pension tracking service will take six years to break even and initially be reliant on grants from the European Commission, the venture’s final business plan shows.Unveiling its last business plan after more than a year of intensive work, the TTYPE Consortium – short for Track and Trace Your Pension in Europe – said it envisaged the staged rollout of a European tracking service (ETS), beginning in countries with existing national tracking services (NTS) and significant cross-border worker flow, with initial costs of €13.3m across the three-stage launch.The first step of the process would be for a proof-of-concept to be trialled in the Netherlands and Belgium, eventually being deployed across the Scandinavian countries and Poland.The second step would see the ETS rolled out across countries neighbouring the seven initial participating member states already in possession of an NTS, such as Latvia and Estonia.last_img read more

Senior Menu

first_imgLunch is served at noon weekdays at the Simi Valley Senior Citizens Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Donation is $5, or $2.25 for ages 60 and older. Reservations are due 48 hours in advance by calling (805) 583-6365. Lunch is served to Moorpark seniors at noon weekdays at the Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. Suggested donation is $2.25. Call (805) 517-6261. Meals include salad, whole-grain bread, fruit, milk and choice of yogurt, cottage cheese or cheese stick. Here is this week’s menu: Monday: Turkey marsala, baby lima beans, sliced carrots. Tuesday: Stuffed cheese shells, green beans, brussels sprouts. Wednesday: Turkey pot roast, brussels sprouts, vegetable blend. Thursday: Unavailable. Friday: Unavailable. 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

49ers 31, Browns 3: Studs and duds en route to 4-0 start

first_imgSANTA CLARA — One snap in, Matt Breida was gone on an 83-yard, lightning-quick touchdown run.Four games in, the 49ers are undefeated, rocketing out of their 2014-18 funk and into the NFC driver’s seat with 12 long but enticing games to go.Monday night’s 31-3 rout of the Cleveland Browns showed how deadly their rushing attack is (275 yards), how dominant their defense has become (4 sacks, 4 takeaways), how wily coach Kyle Shanahan and his staff can be, and how healthy quarterback Jimmy …last_img

Does Science Need Diversity Training?

first_imgOne would think science would be concerned with facts, not with what special interest group searches for them.Like every other institution, Big Science is catching the D&I bug (“diversity and inclusion”), worrying about whether special interest groups are getting their fair share.  The special interests are not just racial minorities and women, but lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) identity groups.  Surprisingly, religious toleration is not mentioned in the rainbow menu.“There is growing evidence that embracing diversity — in all its senses — is key to doing good science,” a Nature editorial on Sept. 16 begins. “But there is still work to be done to ensure that inclusivity is the default, not the exception.” It begins with a sad story of how a “gay scientist” perceived intolerance from his peers.  Then, though, the Editors ask if it matters:Scientists, of course, should not be judged by their sexuality. The principles of research — reliance on data, rigorous experimentation and respect for evidence — do not cluster by any of the ways that humans choose to define themselves and each other. Gender, race, ethnic background, social status, wealth, nationality, age, skin colour and sexuality are as irrelevant to doing science as a person’s musical taste or dietary preference. Or are they?There is no place in science (or outside it) for prejudice. But there must be a place for diversity, and there is growing evidence that such variety is a key ingredient for doing good science. Much of that evidence is discussed this week in a joint special issue of Nature and our sister publication Scientific American.“Religion” as a category is noticeably absent from their long list of identity factors.  It is nowhere mentioned in the article, though often included in other lists of anti-discrimination factors.  That’s a striking omission, considering the editors are “embracing diversity – in all its senses.”  Apparently, diversity of theistic worldviews is not valued by Nature’s editors.  Does this imply that they might find intolerance against theists to be acceptable in the scientific community?In the feature article about diversity in the same issue of Nature, M. Mitchell Waldrop has a lot to say about appreciation for homosexuals, but his only mention of “religious” people is negative: those are the ones who discriminate, in his portrayal.  One out-of-the-closet gay scientist notes, “some of the more religious, socially conservative students in his research group became noticeably reticent around him.”  So while Nature indicates no obligation to respect the theistic or philosophical views of scientists, it has no compunctions about casting the “religious, socially conservative” identity groups in a bad light.  World progress, according to Waldrop, is measured by how rapidly nations embrace homosexuals.LGBT Science:  That view of progress is even more vocal in an article on Medical Xpress headlined with common D&I buzzwords: “LGBT bioethics: Visibility, disparities, and dialogue,” meaning, give homosexuals more visibility, address any real or perceived disparities, and talk about it.  Anyone opposed to the redefinition of marriage had better get out of the way of this opening salvo in the name of science:Despite the legalization of same-sex marriage in 19 states and the District of Columbia and an executive order to prohibit federal contractors from discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees, LGBT individuals face tremendous hurdles in access to health care and basic human rights. A special report published by The Hastings Center, LGBT Bioethics: Visibility, Disparities, and Dialogue, is a call to action for the bioethics field to help right the wrongs in the ways that law, medicine, and society have treated LGBT people.Does “society” include the scientific community?  Clearly so; one of the contributors to the special report is  “a transgender bioethicist who explores the role of science in the search for identity by transgender people.”  No exemptions; scientists had better feel guilty about how they might have treated LGBT people, too (this article, it should be noted, is posted on a science website).  The Hastings Center president is not just releasing a scientific study.  She’s on a mission.  She “calls on the scholarly bioethics community to do much more to rally health care leaders and policy makers to ensure the human rights of LGBT persons.”  What those rights entail is not clarified in this article, but is equivalent to “civil rights” in some sense.Evolutionary racism:  A hand-wringing book review in Nature struggles with “genetics under the skin.”  Nathaniel Comfort reviews three books, the controversial one by Nicholas Wade, A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History (see 8/10/14), another by Michael Yudell, Race Unmasked: Biology and Race in the 20th Century, and the third by Robert Wald Sussman, The Myth of Race: The Troubling Persistence of an Unscientific Idea.  “Is race biologically real?” Comfort asks.  “A clutch of books published this year argue the question. All miss the point.”  And what is the point?  Not genetic arguments about whether race is real, but “human social equality.”  Surprisingly, Comfort thinks race is obviously real.  How, then, can he get science to ignore it?A full-throated, intellectually rigorous anti-racism must critically assess both biological and cultural evidence about race. It must acknowledge that no work on race science can be free of ideology — and, precisely for that reason, it must not place historical actors before a moral green screen showing an image of contemporary values. Rather, it must set the stage for each scene with meticulous, empathetic historical detail. Such work would allow the scientific study of ‘racial superiority‘ — inherently grounded in subjectivity and bias — to fall on its own sword.This seems a strange way to get racism to commit suicide.  How can it help to recount racist history with meticulous detail?  How can that “allow a scientific study” of racial superiority?  How can it free his own approach from ideology, if no work on race science can be free of ideology?  It would seem hopeless to remove the green screen.  Comfort is amazingly insistent about what science “should” do or “must” do.  Where he gets his moral foundation on which to preach is not obvious.Alien rights:  Talk about diversity. In his new book The Meaning of Human Existence (reviewed by Tim Lenton in Nature), Edward O. Wilson asks his readers to imagine aliens.  The boy-Christian-turned-atheist father of sociobiology, E. O. Wilson now preaches meaning devoid of human free will.  Lenton summarizes the sermon:Surprisingly optimistic that brain-activity mapping is going to solve the riddle of human consciousness sooner rather than later, Wilson feels that we will be left clutching the sensation of free will, which he thinks is just an adaptation necessary for our sanity. If the resulting nihilism does not lead us to despair, the way forward will be to unify the sciences and humanities to reach a higher state of human “meaning”.If Wilson’s message is believed by Nature’s editors, it would appear hopeless to worry about diversity and inclusion.  Nobody has the free will to make such choices.  Why is it surprising for E. O. Wilson to be optimistic?  He, too, would have no choice in the matter.  If free will is an illusion, why try to unify the sciences and humanities?  Did Wilson choose to write a book saying free will is a mere sensation, not a fact?  How could he know it is an adaptation necessary for our sanity?  How could he define sanity?David Tyler, a professor at Liberty University, attempted to insert a little sanity in a Comment to the article:Tim Lenton is right to use the word “nihilism” to describe Wilson’s agenda. He is also right to question the title of the book, saying “What Wilson is after is really a deeper understanding of human existence.” It seems to me that what we have here is a repackaged scientism, that claims to explain “meaning” but ends up emptying it of content. Human consciousness is supposed to result from neural firings; free agency is an adaptation to keep us from going mad; salvation is achieved by emulating imaginary aliens. Sociobiologists start with the presupposition that ants and other social animals are “model systems” to understand human existence, but that starting point is never justified – only asserted.Maybe Nature can score some D&I points for reproducing Dr. Tyler’s comment, even if they never allow those in his identity group (conservatives & theists) to write for the magazine.Theists elsewhere are still a persecuted group.  Evolution News & Views thinks the University of Washington could use a little sensitivity training, seeing that their biology professor David Barash openly attacks the religious views of students each semester when he gives “The Talk” about how the theory of evolution destroys their beliefs.  In another article for Evolution News & Views, Paul Nelson gives some tips for students facing discrimination by hard-core biology professors.No human being should be disrespected or discriminated against, but western society has become obsessed with identifying certain “identity groups” as needing special protection, while ignoring others.  This is very unscientific.  The fallacy of this exaltation of “tolerance” can be seen in the following logical analysis:The Impossibility of Tolerance, by David CoppedgeIt is impossible to be tolerant of everything, else one would be tolerant of opposites (love and hate, truth and lies, war and peace, good and evil). Those appreciating your tolerance for their sexual orientation, for instance, would be offended at your tolerance of those who are intolerant of it. Tolerance, therefore, necessarily implies intolerance (e.g., intolerance of the intolerant). Yet if one is intolerant of intolerance, then one is by definition intolerant. (Note that love and righteousness are different, because they imply the existence of evil; it is intuitive one cannot love hate or call evil righteous. Tolerance has no such distinctions.)To respond that certain groups cannot be tolerated (whether racists, homophobes, creationists, or people who believe Jesus is the only way to God) is not only to be inconsistent, but to make an arbitrary distinction within a universal virtue (tolerance). In logic, if you are inconsistent or arbitrary, you can prove anything, thus undermining your appeal to logic. Tolerance is thus a self-refuting value system if defended rationally. It can only be defended as an arbitrary, emotionally-laden preference.In practice, it usually results in tolerance of certain groups (e.g., moral relativists) and intolerance toward other groups (e.g., those who believe in truth or absolutes).  Example: Students at some universities have violently protested against military recruiters on campus, screaming the most vile things at them through bullhorns and vandalizing their exhibits, because in their view the military is “intolerant” of gays. In 2008, a protestor in an angry crowd of homosexuals grabbed a cross out of the hands of a gentle, elderly woman, threw it on the ground and stomped on it, presumably because he considered all Christians intolerant. The intolerant behavior was rationalized on the basis of tolerance, thereby refuting the very meaning of tolerance, which is to have a fair, objective and permissive attitude toward those with differing opinions.Tolerance is thus impossible, despite its intuitive appeal and the warm feelings some people have toward the word.The Editors of Nature have fallen for a very unscientific premise by getting hung up on “Diversity and Inclusion.”  Why are they not pushing back against this blatant political correctness?  Science should be intolerant of “political correctness.”  Its principal value is the generation of reliable knowledge of nature.  They should say, “Look, we don’t care who you are, what your genitals look like, or what you do with them; just do good science, OK?  We have no obligation to treat you special because of some perceived identity crisis.  Just do good work and you’ll earn respect as a scientist.”  Scientists should value honesty, wisdom, and the facts.  If every scientist did that, there wouldn’t be any problem.  Instead, they, too, are falling prey to cultural trends, powerless to say, “Science has nothing to do with gay marriage; got it?  Get outta here and go back to work!”Your editor saw this happening at JPL in 2007-2008, when a new “Diversity & Inclusion” department was set up on lab.  Everybody had to take a silly quiz, with 20 prefabricated cartoon-rendered scenarios about how to show respect for diversity, such as not calling a Christmas Party a Christmas Party but a Holiday Party.  Most of the scientists and regular folk saw this as kind of dumb, but few had the guts to call out the D&I department for its selective moralizing except for a few choice comments on the internal forum.  This is how the D&I advocates get their way, running roughshod on conservatives and theists by borrowing theistic values of love and respect to beat them over the heads with it.Let the D&I advocates get their values from E. O. Wilson.  At least they would be logically consistent for a few seconds as their logic sinks like quicksand under their feet.(Visited 23 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

How Many Apps Did Apple’s Incentivized Install Policy Change Affect?

first_imgRole of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement sarah perez This report and other research is available here from Xyologic.com. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Many iPhone app developers, specifically, game developers, looking to increase their apps’ visibility among the hundreds of thousands of applications available in iTunes today, have been using incentivized installs to increase their download numbers. These programs allowed end users who didn’t want to pay for in-app purchases and virtual goods another way to continue playing their favorite games. All users had to do was simply download an app from another developer, in return for credits which could be spent in the game they were currently playing.But Apple recently changed its policy in this area, and will no longer allow publishers participating in these sorts of programs into the iTunes App Store due to what Apple said was “an excessive influence in the listing order or ranking on the App Store.”How many games were potentially affected by this change? A new report from app store search company Xyologic aims to find out.The Mobile Gaming Market as a WholeTo date, Apple has sold over 189 million iOS devices to date, and has delivered over 10 billion downloads, according to Apple’s latest quarterly earnings report. Many of these apps are free.According to Xyologic’s data, which comes from an index of over 610,000 apps in iTunes, the Android Market, and Windows Phone’s Marketplace, 80.8% of all iPhone downloads during March 2011 were free apps. Also in March, there were 99.9 million downloads of free iPhone games. 39.9% of those games were free.Among the paid offerings, most paid games are priced below $3.99, says Xyologic. But even at these low prices, the industry is booming, Xyologic says, citing research from mobile analytics firm which estimates the iOS and Android share of the U.S. video game industry in terms of revenue is now at 8%, or more than $800 million in 2010.Outside of simply charging for the download, many developers have found success by embracing the “free to play” business model. In these cases, the apps are free, but users can purchase in-app upgrades and virtual goods while playing using real money. Games that are “free to play” generally attract a larger audience than those that are paid.Games with In-App PurchasesWhile Xyologic can’t specifically track how many games had been using incentivized installs directly, it has been tracking the market of games using in-app purchases. This gives an overview of the market that has potentially been affected by Apple’s change. Obviously, not all apps offering in-app purchases use incentivized installs, but those that do would be in this group.As of March, out of the 8,017 iPhone apps offering in-app purchases, 2,156 of them were free games with in-app purchases. This number is up from 709 in September 2010. As a percentage, it’s 10.8% of all free iPhone games (in the U.S. App Store, it should be noted.)While those games with in-app purchases many be a small group, they have a disproportionate share of the App Store’s highest rankings: 94 out of the top 150 top free games (63%) are those offering in-app purchases. They also contribute to 42.17% of downloads in this range. But were these ill-gotten rankings and download numbers, as Apple claims? We will only know the answer to that in time, as the after-effects of the ban play out.What this change represents, explains Xyologic, is the biggest interference by Apple into the app economy itself in recent months. It puts the “free to play” model into question, and may even help swing momentum in Android’s favor, the company speculates. Xyologic notes that it saw 28,963 apps debut in the Android Market in March, while 18,787 arrived in iTunes.For what it’s worth, these are the top ten game publishers using in-app purchases in March 2011. Related Posts Tags:#Apple#apps#marketing#mobile Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Journalists in Jharkhand invited to write about govt welfare schemes for a fee

first_imgWith an eye on the upcoming assembly elections in Jharkhand, the Raghubar Das Government has hit upon a ‘scheme’ of publicising its welfare programmes by getting journalists write about it for a fee.The advertisement published by State Information and Public Relation department has sought applications from interested journalist to apply for writing on welfare schemes. Thirty journalists from print as well as electronic media will be selected by a committee of journalists. According to sources in I&PR department, 30 selected journalists will get ₹15,000 each for writing four articles each on government programmes. Of the 120 articles, 25 best ones will be selected for their compilation in form of a booklet. Those whose articles will be selected for booklets will get additional ₹5000 each.The whole process will be completed within two days before September 18. As per media reports, Election Commission of India is likely to announce poll dates for upcoming assembly election including that of Jharkhand on September 19. Jharkhand assembly polls are due before year-end.Opposition Jharkhand Mukti Morcha took exceptions to the advertisement saying journalists were offered fee for writing articles. It demanded the Press Council of India should take cognizance of the matter. “The ruling @BJP4Jharkhand govt, it’s officials & our hon’ble CM @dasraghubar have breached all norms of ethics & moraliy. Open advrt by Govt publicity wing to journalists in #Jharkhand to write on #Vikas & earn money as fees. #PressCouncil & @MIB_India should take cognizance,” tweeted Hemant Soren, Leader of Opposition and Executive President of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha.When asked if the advertisement was not akin to ‘paid news’, Ajay Nath Jha, Deputy Director of State I&PR department, said, “it is not. Applications have been invited from journalists to write about government welfare schemes. The write-ups could be success stories and critical pieces. We want proper and independent assessment of our projects.” Mr. Jha informed that the department had received huge number of applications from journalists.The Council of Ministers in its last meeting on September 11 had approved the scheme Mukhyamantri Patrakar Jeevan Vima Yojna (Chief Minister Journalist Life Insurance Scheme). Under the new scheme, the Jharkhand government would pay insurance premium on behalf of accredited journalists who would be benefited by the scheme.last_img read more

After scoring drop, Andre Paras admits he’s still ‘out of shape’

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Injured Nadal set to return in three weeks PBA IMAGESAndre Paras was the first to admit that he wasn’t at his peak form in AMA Online Education’s conference-opener in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup.“I’m kind of out of shape,” he said after posting nothing but 11 rebounds in 22 minutes on the floor in the Titans’ 93-75 defeat to Wangs Basketball-Letran on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Gordon: Albayalde may still face charges even after retirement PLAY LIST 00:54Gordon: Albayalde may still face charges even after retirement00:50Trending Articles02:02Chief Justice Peralta vows to lead by example, bares 10-point program01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LATEST STORIEScenter_img Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fortunately, the 22-year-old slotman can quickly make the turnaround as AMA takes on contender Zark’s Burger-Lyceum on Thursday.“I know I have to be in shape always, and I’m working hard in our trainings. I make sure that I catch up to our team after work,” he said as he seeks to atone for this lackluster showing.“For sure, I’ll be looking to bounce back. Hopefully, I can make an impact offensively.”ADVERTISEMENT Read Next The second-generation star attributed the dip in his performance to splitting his time between training and taping afternoon fantasy series Sirkus, but Paras made it clear that he’s more than capable to juggle multiple responsibilities.“I guess I’ve just been working a lot,” he said. ““I committed myself here, so no excuses,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutParas, though, still couldn’t hide his frustrations after being a non-factor offensively for the Titans, leaving most of the scoring responsibilities to newcomers Michael Cañete and Kris Porter.“It hurts to say that we’ll make up for it next game because we could’ve contributed today. I was able to get rebounds, but that’s not enough. So I need to up my game offensively,” he said. NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View commentslast_img read more

Bong Galanza learns lesson from botched final play in NLEX loss

first_imgNorthPort ‘gave up in the last 5 minutes’ vs Rain or Shine Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town MOST READ ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants He only needed to make that last gasp three to win the game for the Road Warriors.  Instead, he was on the receiving end of a Calvin Abueva block that in turn preserved the Fuel Masters’ 83-82 victory.Galanza, who went in and out of the from 2016 to present, had a solid outing for the undermanned Road Warriors with 12 points on 5-of-10 shooting and everything could’ve gone perfectly if not for Abueva’s game-winning denial.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe University of the East alum, however, did not dwell on the negativity of the botched play and instead looked at it as a way to get better as a player.“Ever since I was in UE I’ve been involved in late-game plays and I also had chances to win the game and unfortunately I also have last shots that didn’t go in,” said Galanza in Filipino Friday at Mall of Asia Arena. MANILA, Philippines—Bong Galanza could’ve been the unlikely savior for NLEX against Phoenix Friday night in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch PLAY LIST 01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch00:50Trending Articles01:29DOH kicks off nationwide polio vaccination drive02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss “I think the block had a purpose, to help me prepare myself in case I get tasked to take the game-winner I’d be able to hit it.”Galanza said the play was supposed to set up Poy Erram underneath and let him operate within the last 2.3 seconds of game time but Phoenix was able to read the scheme after Justin Chua deliberately stepped on the sideline to get a delay of game infraction.Erram was pinned down in the crowded paint and JR Quiñahan had no choice but to throw it to the open Galanza at the top of the key only for Abueva to make the swat.Galanza, who’s been receiving more than 24 minutes of playing time due to the absence of the suspended Kiefer Ravena and the injured Kevin Alas, was drafted 46th overall in the 2015 PBA Rookie Draft stayed for two years with the Kia franchise before getting cut and playing for a Batangas club in another professional league in 2018.This type of backstory was what fueled Galanza to prove his worth and he vowed that he could knock down a game-winner in the future.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “Nothing’s impossible, you just have to believe,” said Galanza. “I just have to work on those kinds of situations so when the time comes I have more confidence that I can make the shot.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more