Friday, August 1, 2014

FIBA 2014: Gilas Pilipinas Game Schedules and Information

The mighty warrior contingents of the Philippines to the International Basketball Federation or FIBA 2014, Gilas Pilipinas, headed by Coach Chot Reyes, is set to make history once again as they go to Spain to battle with other countries and become the ultimate champion to the Basketball World Cup 2014.

It will be remembered that a few weeks ago, Gilas Pilipinas made history when they won the Bronze Medal to FIBA Asia 2014 which qualifies them to FIBA 2014. And now, Gilas Pilipinas has less than a month to practice hard and win each game for the glory of the Philippines.

But of course, to win the Basketball World Cup 2014 (FIBA 2014) is not an easy task. Gilas Pilipinas must face some of the world's best basketball players first before they go to the next round of the basketball competition. In this world basketball cup game, Gilas Pilipinas must win at least two (2) games to make to move from the preliminary round to the next round.

FIBA 2014 Basketball Team Groups

There are 24 countries who qualified for the FIBA 2014 which are divided into four groups of six countries. Gilas Pilipinas belongs to Group B of the FIBA 2014 which includes Argentina, Croatia, Greece, Puerto Rico, and Senegal. Gilas Pilipinas' first game is a battle against Croatia on the first day of FIBA 2014. Each group is assigned to different cities where they will do the battles. Group B will battle in Seville. Below are the countries included in each group and their respective cities:

Group A (Granada): Brazil, Egypt, France, Iran, Serbia, and Spain
Group B (Seville): Argentina, Croatia, Greece, Puerto Rico, Senegal, and the Philippines
Group C (Bilbao): Dominican Republic, Finland, New Zealand, Turkey, Ukraine, and USA
Group D (Gran Canaria): Angola, Australia, South Korea, Lithuania, Mexico, and Slovenia

FIBA World Cup 2014 Gilas Pilipinas Games Schedules

From August 30 to September 4, 2014, Gilas Pilipinas will have a total of five games. If they will pass the preliminary round of basketball competition, the Gilas Pilipinas Team will go on the next round of tournament on September 6, 2014, where the winners in each group will battle against each other. Below are the game tournament schedules of Gilas Pilipinas in the FIBA World Cup 2014.

August 30, 2014
Time: 12:30 PM (around 8:30 PM in the Philippines)
Group B Battles: Croatia vs Philippines

August 31, 2014
Time: 8:00 PM (around 2:00 AM in the Philippines)
Group B Battles: Greece vs Philippines

September 1, 2014
Time: 5:30 PM (around 11:30 PM in the Philippines)
Group B Battles: Argentina vs Philippines

September 2, 2014
No Group B Battles

September 3, 2014
Time: 1:30 PM (around 7:30 PM in the Philippines)
Group B Battles: Puerto Rico vs Philippines

September 4, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM (around 8:00 PM in the Philippines)
Group B Battles: Senegal vs Philippines

As mentioned, if the Philippines wins at least two (2) battles, they will go to the next round of competition that will be telecast on September 6 to September 14. Good luck Team Philippines, Gilas Pilipinas!

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Medical Malpractice: 5 Things You Need To Know

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Did you know that in 2012, over $3 billion of medical malpractice payouts were spent in the US alone? Medical malpractice incidents are happening every minute anywhere in the world. It is considered as the third leading cause of death in the US (next to heart disease and cancer). So, if a patient is not aware of the medical negligence of his/her doctor, then chances are, someone’s life is in great danger.

What is Medical Malpractice?

When a person who has undergone some medical treatments but got harmed or hurt because his/her doctor failed to address proper health care treatment, or perhaps that person had a false diagnosis of his/her illness, then the patient might have experienced a medical malpractice. However, you can’t just say automatically that one has experienced one.

Before you can claim that there was a medical malpractice, there are some basic requirements to remember to prove that you have received a medical negligence. Here are some of the things you might consider before heading straight to any medical malpractice lawyer and probably file a complaint:

There is a doctor-patient relationship. You must prove that a doctor-patient relationship existed before suing a physician for his/her medical malpractice. This could only mean one thing: that you hired that doctor to treat/diagnose you and that the doctor agreed to treat/diagnose you as well.

The doctor must be negligent. A physician is liable for a medical malpractice if he/she is not skillful and careful enough in giving you treatment/diagnosis that his/her skills has already caused you harm. This could only mean that your doctor is NOT competent enough as compared to others who could have treat/diagnose you well.

The doctor’s negligence resulted to injury. A “harm” in a medical malpractice could be anything from surgical errors, wrong diagnoses, delayed treatment, failure to warn a patient of the risks or side effects of an operation, or even death. However, a patient (or someone from the patient’s family if the patient has died) must prove that it was the doctor’s incompetence that directly caused the “harm” or injury to him/her. It must be done by getting another medical expert to testify the other doctor’s negligence was the cause of the injury or death (and not the fatal disease).

The doctor is treating you in an unacceptable standard. You must prove that your attending physician was acting or treating you in a different way from the generally accepted standard way of treating/diagnosing a patient. If it finds you “weird” for a doctor to treat you in a way he/she shouldn’t have, then it might be considered as a medical negligence.

Your injury leads to damages. Here’s the thing: you can’t sue a doctor to a medical malpractice case unless he/she has done damage or certain damages to you. These damages may be physical and mental pains, loss of life’s pleasure, loss of work and earning capacity in the future, large amount of medical expenses and future medical bills, and/or punitive (intended) damage to a patient. However, damage may likely occur even without negligence, for instance, the patient dies from final stage of cancer. But if the family members of the patient insisted there was indeed negligence on the part of the doctor, then they can go to a medical malpractice lawyer and pursue the case.

Different countries or states have different take on medical malpractice cases. Always remember that you have the right to receive proper medical attention and services from medical professionals. Negligence from doctors is not an excuse because when it comes to receiving medical assistance every one of us is equal.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

How To Make An Idiot Busy? Here's How!

In 2009, I wrote a blog entry video tutorial on how to confuse an idiot. That blog entry I might say was one of the most commented blog entries here on my blog. However, I think I may have deleted that post already as I transfer here and there and everywhere. Fortunately, I have retrieved the video tutorial on how to confuse an idiot. If you haven't watched the video yet, you may watch it after the live streaming below to keep you busy. 

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Here's the video tutorial on how to confuse an idiot. I hope you like it. Welcome back to me and thanks for visiting. Enjoy the video!

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Monday, March 31, 2014

"Into The Storm" Brings Extreme Weather Conditions Into The Big Screen!

I saw this official movie teaser trailer of the upcoming tornado-disaster movie "Into The Storm," which stars Richard Armitage (Thorin, The Hobbit Trilogy) and Sarah Wayne Callies (The Walking Dead), and it only reminded me of the wrath that was "Yolanda (Haiyan)." The plot may have similarities to the 1996 movie of the same genre, "Twister" but I think, this one will bring more disaster... thanks to improved CGIs over the past two decades!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Pushing the Reset Button and Starting Over Again

My life as a writer in my previous company ended on Valentine's Day of this year. Like a broken-hearted teenager, my relationship with my previous company ended up with not much drama. I had to cut the more than seven years of love-and-hate relationship because I felt that one of us is already getting hurt. Who knew? Maybe the seven-year itch also came to visit? So on Valentine's Day, I made the ultimate decision that will change my life forever.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

I Now Officially Hate Twitter! Hmp!

In January of this year, my twitter account for this blog @yatotchronicles was hacked by some Russian hacker. This hacker managed to guess my password, changed the email address of my twitter account that I used with that account, and finally changed the password for himself. For days I was really frustrated. That twitter account was almost as the same age as twitter itself. It has been my twitter username for like more than 7 years. Even though it has only about 160 (or so) true followers, I was happy using it for the past seven years of my social media life.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

"The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" Movie Review: A Relatable, Timely Movie

People say that a new year brings new challenges and new opportunities in life. If you are planning to have a career move, or bring a new leaf or lift a new chapter to your life's pages, then you have to watch first 20th Century Fox's opening salvo movie for 2014. "The Secret Life of Water Mitty" is THE inspirational movie to watch for this January.

Walter Mitty (played by Ben Stiller) has a very ordinary life. He has gone to no places at all, basically, he has a boring life. And may I add to that, Walter Mitty has no love life and a frequently zoned-out guy. He always zoned-out or temporarily goes out of reality and daydreams. He daydreams of saving a dog in a building that is about to explode, an adventure to a mountain with the girl of his dreams, among others.