Stakes raised in semis clash

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Coach’s trust proves vital for Pirates Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “Would it be sweet beating them (Beermen)? Yes, simply because they’re the best team in the league. And for us, that’s enough motivation,” he said.Alaska has never gone this far in a tournament since that debacle, and this has been a sweet campaign for the Aces considering all the adversity they have gone through.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’It also is a validation that this team is not Calvin Abueva’s alone, with Alaska finishing the elimination round as the No. 2 seed even with their superstar power forward on indefinite suspension by management.“Nothing has changed,” Compton replied when asked if there’s a chance Abueva suits up in these playoffs. “I will let you know once something is up. But as of now, nothing has changed.” Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netThere’s a lot at stake for both San Miguel Beer and Alaska when they start their best-of-five Final Four series in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Saturday night, with the Beermen having a dynasty to protect and the Aces needing to bury a haunted past.“I wouldn’t say that it’s a motivation, but it’s in there,” Alaska coach Alex Compton told the Inquirer recently when asked if that fateful 2016 Philippine Cup title series, where the Aces blew a 3-0 lead to lose in the best-of-seven playoffs, is still in their minds.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments 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 The 6-foot-10 cornerstone is a matchup problem for any team with his agility, size and intellect. Alaska has no one to stop Fajardo one-on-one and this will make import Diamon Simpson’s job all the more difficult with Fajardo and Renaldo Balkman posing a two-pronged threat.And while there’s no doubt that San Miguel has the edge in manpower in every position, Austria still believes that the things that have given the Beermen this much success of late are the intangibles.“The composure, the experience and the willingness to win,” he said. “Pride will prevail in this series.”Compton didn’t give his charges any time to catch their breath even after wrapping up their quarterfinal clash with the Magnolia Hotshots after just one game.“Diamon has been with us for just over 10 days, and he needs to learn the system more,” Compton said.The winner of this series will advance to the Finals opposite the survivor of the Barangay Ginebra-Rain or Shine playoffs that start on Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs The Beermen, meanwhile, shoots for a chance to defend its title and get another crack at completing an elusive second Grand Slam.Ever since June Mar Fajardo came of age, no team has been rated higher in any tournament than San Miguel.And because of that, coach Leo Austria knows that he and his boys come to every game with the proverbial bull’s-eye on their backs, which doubles the pressure in every outing but makes every conquest all the more fulfilling in the end.“For sure, they will come out hard,” Austria said a couple of days back after sweeping TNT KaTropa in their best-of-three quarterfinals and sealing this clash with the Aces. “Everybody wants to beat San Miguel and I am sure that (the 2016 Philippine Cup Finals) is still in their minds.”Fajardo, the reigning four-time MVP, will continue to be a worry of the Alaska defense.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio nameslast_img read more

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Trae Young scores 24 as Hawks beat Heat

first_imgATLANTA, GA – OCTOBER 27: Trae Young #11 of the Atlanta Hawks reacts during the game against the Chicago Bulls at State Farm Arena on October 27, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFPATLANTA — Trae Young had 24 points and a career-high 15 assists, and the Atlanta Hawks beat Josh Richardson and the Miami Heat 123-118 on Saturday night.Taurean Prince and Dewayne Dedmon each scored 15 points for the Hawks, who had dropped four in a row. Young also had six rebounds in his ninth NBA game.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Young dribbled through traffic and made a short floater at the buzzer to give Atlanta a 102-93 lead entering the final period.Richardson’s jumper tied it at 116. Following a flagrant foul against Justise Winslow, Young’s two free throws got the lead back for Atlanta.Miami held out point guard Goran Dragic due to persistent pain in his right foot. Dragic, second on the team with 17.7 points per game, had a cortisone shot earlier in the week.Dwyane Wade had 19 points for the Heat.TIP-INSHeat: Wayne Ellington made his season debut after returning from a left ankle injury. He finished with five points. … Winslow had 15 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists in his first start of the season. … Richardson had 31 points against Sacramento on Monday.Hawks: Rookie F Omari Spellman had seven points in his first start. … G Kevin Huerter had 12 points after spraining his right ankle in Thursday night’s loss to Sacramento.UP NEXTHeat: At Detroit on Monday night.Hawks: At Charlotte on Tuesday night. 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. MOST READ Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlecenter_img Oladipo’s triple lifts Pacers over Celtics LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Before Miami allowed more than 120 points for the third straight game, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra made a pregame appeal for better defense.“We’re coming off two poor defensive efforts,” Spoelstra said.“We just need to commit better, harder, for 48 minutes.”Spoelstra may have repeated his plea at halftime. The Hawks led 74-68 at the break after making 60 percent of their shots from the field. The Hawks shot 52.3 percent for the game.A 12-0 run, capped by a 3-pointer and pullup jumper by Young, gave Atlanta its biggest lead at 86-71.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Richardson scored 32 points, setting a career high for the second time this week, but Miami lost its third straight game.The Heat trailed by 15 in the third quarter before rallying to a 111-110 lead in the fourth. The game was tied at 118 when Vince Carter’s jumper gave Atlanta the lead for good. Carter had 12 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissPlayers on each team were quick to launch 3-pointers in the fast-paced game.The Hawks made 13 of 32 3s, and the Heat connected on 16 of 40, including 6 of 10 by Richardson. View commentslast_img read more

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24 Guyanese added to ExxonMobil team

first_imgTwenty-four Guyanese were added to the ExxonMobil team as operations and maintenance technicians and will be assigned to the Liza Destiny Floating Production, Storage and Offloading Vessel.The newly employed Guyanese contingent at ExxonMobilThe team of Guyanese which includes two females are expected to receive a one-week orientation exercise in Guyana after which they will depart for additional training at Cape Brenton University, Canada, for 18 months.ExxonMobil noted in a press statement on Tuesday that a significant portion of that time will be spent on Advanced Skills Training in four areas – Operations, Electrical, Instrumentation and Mechanical – as well as specific training for oil and gas production operations.“ExxonMobil Guyana’s development model for operations and maintenance employees is designed for trainees to advance from Technician I to III over time. The intent is to enhance their capacity to such a level that they are able to replace an experienced international worker,” the release added.The technicians join the more than one thousand Guyanese already working on Liza Phase 1 project activities. The recruitment process of the next set of 50 technicians will commence in 2020 ahead of first oil.last_img read more

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Johan Cruyff dies aged 68 after cancer battle

first_imgThe Dutch footballing legend Johan Cruyff has sadly died aged 68 after a battle with cancer.The former Barcelona and Ajax great – famed for his popular ‘Cruyff turn’ skill – was diagnosed with lung cancer in October.His passing was announced on his website The World of Johan Cruyff, with a statement reading: “On March 24 2016 Johan Cruyff [68] died peacefully in Barcelona, surrounded by his family after a hard fought battle with cancer. It’s with great sadness that we ask you to respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.”Vintage Video: Click here to see Johan Cruyff’s best bitsCruyff captained Holland at the 1974 World Cup at the height of his playing career and led the Oranje to the final, which they ultimately lost 2-1 to West Germany.He made his name at Dutch giants Ajax, where he won seven league titles but most notably three consecutive European Cups from 1971 to 1973.Celebrated Ajax manager Rinus Michels, who pioneered the highly successful Total Football system, went to Barcelona in 1971 and Cruyff followed him two years later. He won the league and Spanish Cup titles at the Nou Camp.Johan Cruyff: Tributes pour in after Netherlands and Barca idol loses cancer battleCruyff was also a three-time winner of the Ballon d’Or award, taking the award in 1971, 1973 and 1974. At the time, the award recognised the best player in Europe, rather than worldwide as it is today.He turned his remarkable football brian to management following his playing career, managing former club Ajax from 1985 to 1988, and then, just as in his playing career, Cruyff was lured away by Barcelona.At the Nou Camp he won the 1992 European Cup and four league titles among a raft of trophies. During his time at the club he underwent major heart surgery in 1991, which prompted him to stop smoking.He was sacked by Barcelona in 1995 but remained influential and well loved at the club for the rest of his life.The Dutch football association led tributes to the true football great, posting on Twitter: “With great sadness we have learned of the death of Johan Cruyff. Words are not enough.” Dutch great Johan Cruyff has passed away aged 68 1last_img read more

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SUNNY START, CLOUDIER: THE DD TUESDAY WEATHER REPORT WITH THE MOUNT ERRIGAL HOTEL

first_imgIT’S FIFTY-50 Tuesday at Dexter’s at the Mount Errigal Hotel today. Enjoy a Dexter’s Sharing Platter for Two for just €29.50. 2x4oz Irish Burger with Blue Cheese & Onion, Ribs, Breaded Prawns, Spicy Chicken Wings, 2 side orders & BBQ dip!The Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, Tel 07491 22700. Tuesday’s Weather: A glorious start to the day for most of Donegal with bright sunshine from dawn. It will be cloudier than Monday as the day progresses with temperatures around 10C or 11C by noon.It will brighten up again in the afternoon, especially in west and north Donegal, temperatures in sheltered inland areas likely to reach 14C or 15C. However there is a 20% chance of a shower by teatime before these clear.It will be mild on Tuesday night, temperatures unlikely to fall below 9C overnight into Wednesday which will start cloudy, with rain in the afternoon on what is looking like being the worst day of the week.IT’S FIFTY-50 Tuesday at Dexter’s at the Mount Errigal Hotel today. Enjoy a Dexter’s Sharing Platter for Two for just €29.50. 2x4oz Irish Burger with Blue Cheese & Onion, Ribs, Breaded Prawns, Spicy Chicken Wings, 2 side orders & BBQ dip!The Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, Tel 07491 22700. SUNNY START, CLOUDIER: THE DD TUESDAY WEATHER REPORT WITH THE MOUNT ERRIGAL HOTEL was last modified: April 22nd, 2014 by John2Share 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:cloudierDonegal DailyletterkennyMount Errigal Hotelshowerssunshineweatherlast_img read more

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COUNTY STARS MICHAEL AND EILISH TO RUN GAELIC FOOTBALL SKILLS HUB

first_imgCOUNTY stars Eilish Ward and Michael Murphy will be on hand later this month for a skills course aimed at 13, 14 and 15-year-olds across the county.The Lenovo Skills Club will take place at MacCumhaills in Ballybofey for four days from Tuesday June 24 until Friday June 27.The Lenovo GAA Skills Hub is a nationally co-ordinated Gaelic Games programme of skill development activities taking place in a positive playing environment, providing boys and girls aged 13 -15 with the opportunity to derive maximum enjoyment from their involvement in Gaelic Games with a view to maximising participation, optimising playing standards AND ensuring that players’ needs are catered for in a balanced and holistic way. Inter county players Michael Murphy and Eilish Ward will be actively involved in the day to day activities of the Skills Hub.The staff working on the programme are experienced quality coaches (male and female), who have GAA, LGFA or Camogie qualifications.The programme is run for four hours a day, starting at 11am.The “Lenovo GAA Skills Programme” is supported by the GPA, LGFA and the Camogie Association. Along with Playing the Games and expert coaching, a section of each day will be used to show best practice in Lifestyle choices such as Nutrition, Fitness levels, Preparation for Games, Sun Smart, and general advice from the inter county players present.The course is €50 and a free training top is provided for each player.You can book your place herehttps://lenovoskillshub.gaa.ie/booking/?county=11  COUNTY STARS MICHAEL AND EILISH TO RUN GAELIC FOOTBALL SKILLS HUB was last modified: June 9th, 2014 by John2Share 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:BallybofeyEilish WardJune 2014Lenovo GAA Skills HubMacCumhaillsMichael Murphylast_img read more

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Gardai investigate altercation between boats on Lough Foyle

first_imgIrish Water has confirmed they have contacted Gardai after what they described as a serious incident involving a vessel working on their behalf on Lough Foyle today.The company says the vessel was prevented from carrying out “non-invasive” work in the Lough after an “interaction” with two local boats.The statement from Irish Water to Donegal Daily added “Irish Water is taking the matter very seriously and has reported the matter to An Garda Siochana who are investigating. “Irish Water cannot comment any further pending the outcome of these investigations.”It is understood the fishermen involved claim they were being obstructed by the Irish Water vessel.Having spoken to the skipper of this vessel, the fishermen said he moved away from the area.A Garda spokesman said they are aware of the matter and it is being investigated. Gardai investigate altercation between boats on Lough Foyle was last modified: November 15th, 2019 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:GardaiIrish WaterLough Foylestand-offlast_img read more

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Live playoff updates: Harden, Curry injured in Game 2, but return

first_imgJoin us Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. for all the live scoring, news and analysis from Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals as the Warriors and Rockets continue their contentious series at Oracle.Most of the discussion locally and nationally following the Warriors’ Game 1 win on Sunday has focused on the officiating — the controversial calls and the non-calls. The Rockets lobbied hard after the game for “a … Click here if you’re unable to view the video or gallery on your mobile device.last_img

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Nincha Lets You Share What Others Won’t

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… dana oshiro Tags:#start#startups Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Get your mind out of the gutter. This isn’t about distributing your crude weekend photography, it’s about being able to upload content outside the parameters of basic community categories. While we all know that YouTube is for video, Flickr is for photography and LinkedIn is for career-related content, it’s hard to tell where we should be sharing our important but uncategorizable content. Nincha is a stealthy little community that just may infiltrate the community sharing space. Like many other social sites, Nincha lets you upload photos, create polls, share bookmarks and review products. However, some additional types of content include job and classified listings, code snippets, recipes, events and business cards. Rather than offering a basic light blogging tool, users are encouraged to comment on each others’ submissions and favorite the community’s best content. From here you can follow others and share your uploads via email, Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, StumbleUpon, Delicious, Digg and text message. While it’s too early to say which types of content will dictate the tone of this community, its obvious there are advantages to this type of social sharing. Rather then just adding your code to GitHub or your own website, you can share snippets of code to your favorite social profiles with a better chance of recruiting new programmers and contributors. Additionally, the text message feature means that you can avoid sometimes finicky services like the Bump iPhone app and send your business card directly to an iPhone users’ contact book. And finally, if you know your pecan pie recipe is going to be a Thanksgiving hit, you might as well tweet it out now and save yourself the trouble of forwarding it to others. Nincha is offering us the chance to share the content and links we need without confining us to specific file formats. The first 1000 lucky ReadWriteWeb readers can try the service at http://nincha.com/signup/readwriteweb_8xqg1b. Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Too Busy to Read This? Save it for Later with ReadItLater’s Newest Service

first_imgRelated Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Other Digest features include an “edit topics” option that lets you create your own categories and a sharing feature that allows you publicize your digest for others to read. Future Plans: ReadItLater for iPad and Premium ServicesFor now, the Digest is free for all beta testers on a first-come, first-serve basis. However, in a few weeks, the new Digest option will transform into a subscription-based premium service. Those who use ReadItLater’s free service will be presented with just a simple list of headlines as before while the Digest will only be available to subscribers. Pricing for the service will be announced in the coming weeks.Weiner says this represents “a very good taste of what to expect from ReadItLater on the iPad,” hinting at the service’s future offering for users of Apple’s highly anticipated slate computer. Those interested in beta testing the Digest feature can sign up at http://readitlaterlist.com/digest to try the new service for themselves. sarah perez Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… ReadItLater, the company behind the Web browser add-ons and mobile applications that let busy Web surfers mark articles for later reading, has just released a new service that will make it easier for you to finally catch up on your saved items. Before, as you browsed the Web (either via desktop or mobile), you could use ReadItLater to accumulate a list of items you didn’t have the time for at the moment. This was especially helpful for when you came across longer, thought-provoking articles – the kind you really wanted to sink your teeth into by devouring them word-for-word. Unfortunately, the ability to quickly tap a button to add something to your reading list was so easy – perhaps too easy – that users ended up with long, unwieldy lists of saved content. Now ReadItLater is introducing a new Digest feature which helps you get caught up by automatically sorting and organizing articles for you. Digest: Imposing Order on the Chaos of Unread ItemsReadItLater’s creator Nate Weiner calls the new Digest “Read It Later with a brain.” Instead of being presented with a simple list of headlines as you were before, the Digest organizes all your articles and groups them into topics. Its layout is somewhat reminiscent of Feedly, the popular start page made up of your Google Reader RSS feeds and Twitter posts. Like Feedly, which organizes topics by Google Reader folder names and tags, the Digest also employs a categorization system of sorts. The difference is, in ReadItLater’s case, that filtering and organization is performed automatically with no extra effort required on your part.Articles you saved about the latest gadgets would end up in one section, for example, and those about politics would end up in another. Even if you’re typically focused on just one topic – like, let’s say technology – the Digest is able to break down those similar articles by sub-category. Tags:#Product Reviews#Real World#web Case in point – my digest. All the articles are focused on tech but are broken up into categories like “mobile,” “Apple,” “business,” and “advertising.” The sorting algorithm slips up a little though and creates one page of “Technology” articles – well, that would be all of them, wouldn’t it? It also oddly categorizes a CNet article about Google Buzz’s privacy issues under “advertising.” Still, even with these small misfires, this new organized homepage – like a personal TechMeme of saved content, makes it much easier to know where to begin attacking your long list of unread items.Interacting with Articles and other FeaturesWhen you click on an item to read it, it pops up in a separate overlay window on the screen. Options at the top let you see “more” or “less” of the article or you can click “original” to be redirected to the website where the article was first posted. And as before, you clear an item off the list by clicking the check mark.last_img read more

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