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Standhardinger attributes losses to Gilas’ ‘lack of experience’ in 3×3

first_imgView comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gilas only won a couple of games to finish with a 2-2 record which wasn’t enough to advance into the next round.“I honestly felt that we were better and it was just the lack of experience that happened that’s why we did not win those games,” Standhardinger told reporters on Monday night after the Philippines wrapped up its campaign with a 19-12 win over Russia. “But now that we have that experience I honestly hope that we stay together and we make history in this 3×3.”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 crownOnly Troy Rosario had experience playing in the 3×3 while Standhardinger, Stanley Pringle and Roger Pogoy are all first-timers.Also, the team only had three weeks of preparation and 11 practices before the tournament started. Making it more difficult was Standhardinger’s knee injury that kept the Fil-German from missing practices. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Philippines ends Fiba 3×3 World Cup campaign with rout of Russia MOST READ China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls The Filipinos opened the tournament on a high note after beating Brazil, 15-7. But they couldn’t sustain their play and fell to Mongolia, 21-17.Facing a must-win, the Philippines came just a shot away from toppling Canada, which went undefeated in pool play.“I think it’s a little bitter for me because I’m happy we won two games but we should’ve won against Canada and we should’ve won against Mongolia for sure.”ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.NETThe Philippines failed to make the quarterfinals of the Fiba 3×3 World Cup, but it was never a question about talent.Christian Standhardinger believes the team’s inexperience playing 3-on-3 was too much to overcome especially when playing against some of the world’s best.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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‘Scratch’ ties mark for streak

first_imgThe 32-year-old native of Riga, Latvia, began the run on Feb. 21, 2000, as a rookie with the Nashville Predators. The longest streak in NHL history is held by center Doug Jarvis, who played in 964games in a row from 1975-88. GM Sather not leaving Rangers yet: New York Rangers general manager Glen Sather said he is not ready to surrender his job to Mark Messier. Messier caught many in the Rangers’ organization off guard Monday by telling the Toronto Sun that he planned to talk to Sather about taking his job when he left the team. Also: Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Frantisek Kaberle has recovered from offseason shoulder surgery and was activated from the injured list. … The Boston Bruins recalled left wing Jeremy Reich. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Colorado Avalanche defenseman Karlis Skrastins played in his 486th straight game Tuesday night, tying him with Tim Horton for the longest consecutive games streak by a defenseman in NHL history. Skrastins – nicknamed “Scratch” – can break Horton’s mark Thursday night at home against the Atlanta Thrashers. last_img read more

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Felix Magath sacked as Fulham manager

first_img1 Felix Magath has been sacked as Fulham manager.The German, who took over the reins from Rene Meulensteen earlier this year, failed to save the Cottagers from Premier League relegation last season.The south west London club have started the season dreadfully, picking up just one point from their opening seven matches, and are currently bottom of the Championship table.And Wednesday’s night 5-3 reverse at Nottingham Forest proved to be the final straw for Cottagers owner Shahid Khan as he gave the former Wolfsburg manager the boot.Khan said in an official statement on Fulham’s website: “”This is an unfortunate but necessary change. I am doing what I feel is right and needed for Fulham Football Club, for today as well as tomorrow.“I thank our supporters for standing by us during these most difficult of times on the pitch, and promise better days ahead.”Fulham’s under-21 coach Kit Symons has been installed as caretaker manager, following the 61-year-old’s departure.Symons, Steve Clarke and Chris Hughton are considered the favourites to land the vacant role. Former Fulham boss Felix Magath last_img read more

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Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante accuses former agent of fraud

first_img0Shares0000Chelsea midfielder accuses one of his former agents of fraud © AFP/File / Adrian DENNISPARIS, France, Nov 28 – Chelsea and France midfielder N’Golo Kante has filed a criminal complaint accusing one of his former agents of fraud and attempted fraud, Paris prosecutors said on Thursday.The complaint, originally reported by L’Equipe sports newspaper, also alleges breach of trust and the illegal practising of the profession of agent. The allegations concern an agent who had responsibility for Kante’s image rights whom the player accuses of demanding an additional payment in return for cancelling their contract in 2017.Kante, 28, also accuses the agent of trying to interfere in his career by attempting to persuade him to join Real Madrid when it was not his role to do so.In an interview with L’Equipe on Thursday, Kante said: “I believe my confidence has been abused.“We had reached an agreement to cancel the contract but this person went back on it.“At the same time, they tried to spread defamatory things about my entourage and within my entourage to put pressure on me. I therefore took steps to separate from them as quickly as possible.”A report this week on French investigative website Mediapart said Kante had been threatened with violence during a battle for influence among his advisors and agents.Kante denies he was ever threatened.0Shares0000(Visited 17 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Transfer news: Stoke playing hardball with Nice over Giannelli Imbula loan deal

first_img1 Stoke City misfit Giannelli Imbula has struggled to adapt to life in the Premier League Stoke City are demanding Nice offer to pay a larger percentage of Giannelli Imbula’s wages after they discovered the French side can afford to shoulder the burden.Nice want to take Imbula from the Potters on a loan deal, but the French club are keen to see Stoke continue to pay a portion of the former Porto man’s salary.However, Stoke have been unhappy with Nice’s unwillingness to pay a higher percentage of Imbula’s wages.According to L’Equipe, the Premier League club have learned how much Nice paid their top earner last season, and as such, are confident they can afford to be more generous with their offer.Stoke are keen for Imbula to spend a season away from the club, as they assess their options ahead of potentially shipping the midfielder off on a permanent deal next summer.The 24-year-old is under contract at Stoke until 2021 and with the club admitting his move has not worked out, they are reportedly keen to cut their losses and offload him.last_img read more

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first_imgDonegal’s classt defender Karl Lacey hopes to be fit to feature for Ireland in next month’s International Rules series. Lacey has undergone keyhole surgery to his knee after picking up an injury when tackled by Barry Cahill in the Tir Chonaill County’s defeat to Dublin in last month’s All-Ireland SFC semi-final. The Four Masters clubman, who this week was named Ulster Footballer of the Year, is expected to be fine to take part with the provisional Irish squad that will meet ahead of the series with Australia though, with Donegal selector Rory Gallagher optimistic of his chances.“It’s minor enough – just a wee cleanout basically,” said Gallagher.“There’s no big fear that it’s anything major and he’ll probably only be out for a couple of weeks. We’d be expecting him to be part of it (the Irish provisional squad).“If everything goes according to plan, he should be back and in contention for that. It (the injury) was a direct result of that bang in the Dublin game.” On the defeat to the Dubs at Croke Park, an honest Gallagher added: “We weren’t happy, but at the same time Dublin deserved their victory in the end.”ULSTER PLAYER OF YEAR LACEY WILL BE FIT TO FACE AUSSIES was last modified: September 10th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:donegalGAAkarl laceylast_img read more



first_imgThere will be a charity Honda run in the Rosses area this coming Sunday, March 16th in aid of the Donegal Branch of MS Ireland.The fun run will leave the Burtonport Community Centre at 12 noon traveling via Dungloe, Meenamara, Loughanure, Crolly, Annagry via Kincasslagh and back to Burtonport.Registration is from 11am at the community centre. All participants must were the necessary safety gear and bikes will be checked prior to departure. Refreshments will be served and there will be various prizes to be won on the day.This is the first Honda run of the season in the west of the county and all bikers are asked to come out and support this worthy cause.Further information is available from (086) 8066170.  DONEGAL HONDA OWNERS GETTING A MOOOVE ON FOR CHARITY! was last modified: March 9th, 2014 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:charity runHondaMS Irelandlast_img read more


Changing goalies might be only way for Sharks to shift momentum

first_imgLAS VEGAS — Logan Couture was asked straight up: After three straight losses, two decisively, what gives the Sharks hope like they can still win this series against the Vegas Golden Knights?“We’re still playing. We’ve got a chance,” Couture said. “It’s never over until it’s over. We need to go home, where we’ve been good all year, played two good games to start this series at home, and try and win a game, and that’s that.”There was a lot to like about the way the Sharks played in the first …last_img read more

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Boeing 787-10 and Airbus A319neo take first flights.

first_imgA Boeing 787-10 on its first test flight. Photo: Boeing. Boeing’s biggest Dreamliner and Airbus’ s smallest member of the A320neo family both took to the skies on Friday in a rare instance of two new aircraft types undertaking first flights on the same day.The Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner undertook its first flight at the US manufacturer’s facility in Charleston, South Carolina. The flight lasted four hours and 58 minutes and included tests on flight controls, systems and handling qualities.The 787-10 is a  stretch of the 787-9 that adds 18ft (5.5m) to the fuselage and can seat up to 330  passengers, about 14 per cent more than 787-9, and carry 15 per cent more freight.It cannot fly as far as the 787-9 — Boeing puts its range at 6430 nautical miles (11, 910km) as opposed to the 787-9s   6430 nm (14,140km) — but the company says it can still cover 90 per cent of global commercial airline routes.The 787-10 promises a 25 per cent fuel reduction per seat on the aircraft it replaces, up from 20 per cent on its sister Dreamliners,  and Boeing claims it will beat the competition by 10 per cent.It has won 149 orders from nine airlines across the world and will be introduced into service by launch customer Singapore Airlines.“From takeoff to landing, the airplane handled beautifully and just as expected,” said chief 787 pilot Tim Berg, who flew the plane with colleague Mike Bryan.  “The 787-10 is a fantastic machine that I know our customers and their passengers will love.”Watch the Boeing Webcast. The 787-10 will now undergo comprehensive flight testing before customer deliveries begin in the first half of 2018.Boeing says that since entering service in 2011, the 787 family has flown more than 152 million people on over 560 unique routes around the world, saving an estimated 14 billion pounds of fuel.The Airbus A319neo is the third member of the successful A320neo family and flew from Hamburg to Toulouse on Friday in a five-hour flight.The aircraft, powered by CFM International LEAP-1A   engines, allowed the crew to assess the aircraft’s general handling and main systems. It will remain in Toulouse to complete its flight test program.The smallest member of the family can also be powered by the Pratt & Witney PW1100G-JM geared turbofan engine and can fly up 7750km when equipped with sharklets.It is designed to deliver fuel savings of up to 15 per cent and seat up to 160 passengers or about 124 in a two-class configuration.The A319neo is particularly suited to difficult airports due to its short field performance and ability to operate in hot and high conditions.last_img read more

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Brand South Africa engages with business, academics ahead of Competitiveness Forum

first_imgJohannesburg, Wednesday, 4 September 2013 – Brand South Africa today interacted with business and civil society stakeholders in Johannesburg as part of preparations for South Africa’s inaugural Competitiveness Forum, to be held later in the year.Such engagements are part of reaching out to civil society as partners, in building South Africa as a competitive, winning nation.In delivering the opening address at the Forum, Brand South Africa CEO Miller Matola said, “the SA Competitiveness Forum is a strategic platform through which Brand South Africa intends to work with key government, business and civil-society stakeholders to identify competitive strengths and weaknesses in the SA economy. Preparations for the SA Competitiveness Forum take into consideration long-term objectives identified in the National Development Plan.” He continued that the conversation about where South Africa is currently positioned on global competitiveness indices is vital to ensuring the sustainability and durability of our democratic gains.Speaking on conclusion of the stakeholder engagement, Brand South Africa’s Head of Research, Dr Petrus de Kock said, “We welcome and are open to input and ideas from the various sectors, as well as research from organisations, as we move towards the inaugural Competitiveness Forum. Something that came out strongly today, as it did during our East London engagement, is the important role the regions play, in the bigger picture.”The National Development Plan is key to driving the country’s competitiveness, as South Africa develops economically and socially. To achieve this successfully, it is important that all stakeholders tackle the internal and external conditions which impact on the country’s growth.The Competitiveness Forum will explore the following themes:Education, skills & labour;Manufacturing and related services;Governance and leadership;Infrastructure; andFDI competitivenessNote to editorsResearch Reference Group participants split into similar breakaway groups, where they shared expert sector-specific contributions. The outcomes of these dialogues will assist Brand South Africa to profile relevant issues at the Competitiveness Forum, and adds meaningfully to the national dialogue on South Africa’s competitiveness and international profile.Similar consultations, which will be held around the country, are intended to mobilise and encourage stakeholders in all spheres of South African society to be part of the national conversation about the future of the country and the role that they can play. This Reference Group will be followed by one at the University of Cape Town in September.About Brand South AfricaBrand South Africa is the official marketing agency of South Africa, with a mandate to build the country’s brand reputation, in order to improve its global competitiveness abroad. Its aim is also to build pride and patriotism among South Africans, in order to contribute to social cohesion and nation brand ambassadorship.For more information or to set up interviews, please contact:Nadia Samie-JacobsPublic Relations DomesticTel: +27 11 712 5007 Mobile: +27 (0)72 777 9399Email: nadias@brandsouthafrica.comVisit: www.brandsouthafrica.comEndslast_img read more

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YouTube Gets Short(er) Links, Too

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting jolie odell A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Video Services#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Almost in the immediate wake of Google’s announcing short URLs ( and Facebook experimenting with links, YouTube has made a gesture toward shorter web addresses, as well.Today, the video site announced it’s launching links. They’re not as short as the super-brief URLs users might see from or because each one contains a unique ID for the video it links to. But this extra bit of information makes the URLs more useful for developers, too.While the resulting URLs aren’t significantly shorter than a regular YouTube link, users will have the added benefit of knowing exactly what kind of content they’re being redirected to, which isn’t always the case with many shortened URLs.Also, with the video ID as part of the short URL, writes YouTube Engineering Manager Vijay Karunamurthy, “developers can do interesting things like show you thumbnails, embed the video directly or track how a video is spreading in real time.”End users can shorten links manually simply by putting the video ID (the part of the YouTube URL that comes after the equals sign and before the ampersand, if there is one) after For example, “” is the regular URL of an interview we did over the summer with a great startup advisor in Boulder, CO. The short version of that link would be ““.Or, for those copy-and-paste-averse folks among us, links will be automatically shortened when broadcast thought the site’s sharing mechanisms.last_img read more

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3 counterintuitive trends to consider when thinking about smart cities

first_imgHow Connected Communities Can Bolster Your Busi… Tags:#featured#Internet of Things#IoT#Smart Cities#smart city#top Amit Garg How IoT Will Play an Important Role in Traffic … Surveillance at the Heart of Smart Citiescenter_img For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… The idea of creating better cities is as old as human settlement. Smart cities is our latest iteration, amidst the Fourth Industrial Revolution, now that we have exponentially more data and computing power available affordably. This article will focus on illuminating three counterintuitive trends I have observed with smart cities.Trend 1: Cheap sensors are not enoughThere is a widely ingrained belief that having cheap sensors means we will be able to deploy great products and services to manage water, energy or traffic in our cities. Indeed, the cost of sensors has more than halved in a decade but what hasn’t changed yet is the actual placement of these sensors into the end devices. So if you are trying to do vehicle to infrastructure (V2I) communication, outside of a few highly specialized environments, you simply don’t have enough sensors on the road to be able to do anything meaningful. Even if you are a well-capitalized company you may face the chasm of adoption, like the cautionary tale of iBeacons. Anyone wishing to innovate within smart cities needs to contend that creating highly specialized environments may actually be a precondition, and potentially pushing them through policy a postcondition.Amit Garg, Principal, Samsung NEXT VenturesTrend 2: Be iterative & leapfrogLeapfrog approaches are the stuff that innovators, especially in Silicon Valley, talk about. Take a radically different approach and disrupt this industry, so goes the mantra. When it comes to smart cities I think nothing could be further from truth. Our technology progresses often much faster than our ability to adapt to them and when it comes to adjusting to new ways of living, potentially even relocating, it just adds a significant barrier. Case in point, the successful smart city projects are being incubated in vibrant places with a long-standing culture of innovation, whether it be Singapore or Songdo right outside of Seoul. Starting from scratch on the other hands has had setbacks, whether championed by a strong government in Masdar City or a powerful corporation in Celebration, USA. I believe iterative approaches are the way to go ie incremental improvements in a city’s infrastructure rather than drastic overhauls.Trend 3: You do not need scaleWe live in an increasingly urban world — 2007 is widely seen as the year when for the first time in history there were more humans living in cities than in rural areas. But the trend is hyper-urbanization, with people concentrating even more in a few cities, and most of those mega cities increasingly in Asia and Africa.This means that if you are developing an innovation around smart cities you may not need to get to scale in hundreds of cities, just a few markets might actually do it. In fact, if you can get an innovation working fully even in one mega city you may create a hugely successful company with the due caveat that a single point of failure, especially in an area rife with policy, is a high risk.The author is currently a Principal at Samsung NEXT Ventures, which houses their early-stage investment arm, headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley. He focuses on software, especially Internet & consumer technologies, investing $250K to $3M in seed, series A or B, and helping them partner with Samsung to grow and make a meaningful difference in people’s lives. Related Posts last_img read more

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Bypoll defeat a lesson for us: Yogi Adityanath

first_imgUttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Saturday that over-confidence led to the BJP’s defeat in the Phulpur and Gorakhpur by-polls.“Overconfidence and inability to assess the ground realities during the last few days of campaigning turned the things against us in Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha bypolls,” he told the Zee India Conclave. “The outcome of the by-elections is a lesson for us. But there are places where BJP has won for the first time.”Replying to a question on the formation of the third front he said: “The third front in U.P. is not a new phenomenon. Who’s the leader of this new SP-BSP alliance?”last_img read more

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first_imgWest Indies innings (target: 156 runs from 20 overs)West Indies innings (target: 156 runs from 20 overs) Johnson Charles c Stokes b Root 1 Chris Gayle c Stokes b Root 4 Marlon Samuels not out 85 Lendl Simmons lbw b Willey 0 Dwayne Bravo c Root b Rashid 25 Andre Russell c Stokes b Willey 1 Darren Sammy c Hales b Willey 2 Carlos Brathwaite not out 34 Extras: (LB-3 W-6) 9Total: (For 6 wkts in 19.4 overs) 161 Fall of wickets: 1/1 2/5 3/11 4/86 5/104 6/107Bowling: David Willey 4-0-20-3, Joe Root 1-0-9-2, Chris Jordan 4-0-36-0, Liam Plunkett 4-0-29-0, Adil Rashid 4-0-23-1, Ben Stokes 2.4-0-41-0. PTI PDS AHlast_img read more

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Sammy defends Gayle, calls him entertainer

first_imgLondon, May 26 (PTI) West Indies two-time World T20-winning captain Darren Sammy has defended his team-mate Chris Gayle, who has once again revived accusations of sexism against him with some lewd comments in an interview with a British daily. Gayle, 36, came under fire for asking Australian broadcaster Mel McLaughlin out on a date in a live television interview during a Big Bash Twenty20 game in January. In the ongoing IPL, the Royal Challengers Bangalore opener sparked another sexism row when he asked a Times journalist a string of inappropriate questions. Sammy, however, chose to play down the latest row. “Chris Gayle is the universe boss, a team-mate of mine who I admire and respect. I just think people target Chris for no reason. “To me, Chris is one of our cricketing heroes. Hes an entertainer, first, but a lot of people have jumped on his back,” Sammy was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo. He added, “I always support Chris because of what he does on a cricket field. Yes, we have a responsibility to ourselves, and the people who watch us, but sometimes I feel Chris is a target for newspaper headlines.” Sammy called for West Indies players and administrators to put their “egos” on the back burner for the the betterment of cricket in the Caribbean islands. West Indies Cricket Board and the players had been at loggerheads over a pay dispute for a long time, and the bitter divisions were laid bare after their World T20 triumph in April when the West Indian players, led by an emotional Sammy, hit out at the WICB for not supporting them. “Its sad that for so long its been a back-and-forth between the board and players. But these three wins show we can win cricket at all levels, and if we could work together, thats all you need. Players and board working together, sharing a common goal, with no egos. It would be better for West Indies cricket but at the moment its just not happening,” Sammy said. “They always say sports and politics dont mix, which is true. But at the end you have to give credit to the most important thing, which is the cricket. And who plays the cricket? The cricketers. That is your product. If you plant corn, you have to take care of it, nurture it, fertilise it and then you can reap the rewards, so it is similar to the West Indies cricket team,” he added. Sammy is set to turn out for Hampshire in the English County season. PTI AH SSC SSCadvertisementlast_img read more

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