Keeping the streaks alive

first_imgView comments TNT drew 16 points from RR Pogoy and three more double-digit performances from Jayson Castro, Brian Heruela, and Yousef Taha.Unable to summon the form that pushed the Beermen to the limit in their past two meetings, the KaTropa could not do anything but watch the lead pile up. They trailed by as many as 26.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt was clear that right from the opening tip that San Miguel Beer wasn’t going to fool around in this game.Going to the strongest—and literally biggest—parts of their game, the Beermen thumped TNT with reckless abandon on Wednesday night to score a 96-86 win and tab a Final Four slot in the PBA Philippine Cup that kept dreams of a “five-peat” alive at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart Begornia rallies to reach squash finals Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far MOST READ Fajardo was perfect from the field, making all of his 11 attempts, while Standhardinger made eight of his total nine tries.“There’s only one thing that we all saw from this game: defense,” coach Leo Austria told reporters. “They were all self-motivated. They knew what to do. You could see it in their faces, their eyes that they wanted to win.”The rest of San Miguel’s cast made its presence felt on defense, clamping down on the KaTropa and holding the enemy to just 27 points for the first two quarters on the way to the easy victory that is not reflected on the final score.“This is one of the few times that we had a good start. That’s one thing we’ve been telling the team—that whenever we have a good start, everything will be fine, we sail smoothly going into the fourth quarter,” Austria said.Terrence Romeo scored 11, again coming from the bench, while Alex Cabagnot, Chris Ross, Marcio Lassiter and Arwind Santos contributed heavily in the other statistical categories.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 LATEST STORIES Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ June Mar Fajardo, the league’s reigning—and only—five-time Most Valuable Player, was on attack mode early and finished with numbers befitting his mammoth frame: 32 points and 14 rebounds in just over 33 minutes in leading the Beermen to marching on to the next round opposite top-ranked Phoenix Pulse.Magnolia broke away late in the third period and then fended off numerous Barangay Ginebra comebacks to prevail, 85-72, in their KO match later in the night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsPaul Lee fired 25 points and three more added twin figures in leading the Hotshots to a separate best-of-seven series with No. 2 Rain or Shine as Magnolia stayed in range of winning another title after ruling the Governors’ Cup last season.Christian Standhardinger, the 6-foot-8 sophomore forward, tossed in 17 points in an equally highly efficient performance.last_img read more

Stars of diski: South Africa’s football greats

first_imgBafana Bafana are on the up, once again wearing the badge with pride. One day we’re likely to talk about this group of players with the same reverence as our legendary heroes – Steve “Kalamazoo” Mokone, Pule “Ace” Ntsoelengoe, Jomo Sono and Kaizer Motaung. Steve “Kalamazoo” Mokone (front row, far right) in the 1957 to 1958 squad for Dutch football club Heracles Almelo. Mokone is so beloved in the Netherlands that there is a street named after him in Amsterdam. (Image: Salmon Palangana)Football-mad South Africa has had its share of greats, men who have not only wowed their countrymen, but have gone on to fly the flag in other countries as well. Among these legends are men who were stars long before the game was just about money. They were men whose reputations were built on their skill, and not the size of their wallet.Early starsAmong South Africa’s early football exports were Steve “Kalamazoo” Mokone, Pule “Ace” Ntsoelengoe, Jomo Sono and Kaizer Motaung.Once signed for Barcelona (he never played a single game at the Palau Blaugrana arena) Mokone was the first black South African to play professional football in Europe. After signing up for English club Coventry City in 1955, Mokone went on to achieve superstar status playing for the Dutch side Heracles and later for Torino in Italy.At the time he was one of a handful of players to earn £10 000 a year. By 1959 he was rated as one of the best soccer players in Europe, and was being compared to the all-time greats of the game.Ntsoelengoe was a legend with Kaizer Chiefs Football Club in the 1970s before moving to the United States for 11 seasons. He was in the North American Soccer League (NASL) all-star team in 1979 and 1982 and was inducted into the US Soccer Hall of Fame in 2003. Ace Ntsoelengoe in the 1976 Minnesota Kicks squad. (Image: Stimulated Faculties)Sono, owner of Jomo Cosmos FC, had a tough childhood. His father, Orlando Pirates midfielder Eric “Scara” Bhamuza Sono, died in a car crash and his mother abandoned him. Being from Orlando East in Soweto, Orlando Pirates was his home club before he moved on to play for the New York Cosmos, where one of his team-mates was the legendary player Pelé.Jomo Sono in action against Angelo DiBernado in 1982. (Image: NASL Jerseys) Motaung – “Chincha-Guluva” as he was affectionately known because of his dribbling skills – played for Orlando Pirates. After a successful stint with US club Atlanta Chiefs he came back and formed the club Kaizer Chiefs, one of the most revered teams in South African football and the biggest rival to Orlando Pirates.A 22-year-old Kaizer Motaung with Brazilian football legend Pele in 1968. (Image: NASL Jerseys) Class of ’96Fast-forward a few decades and a new crop of players sprang up who would go on to be known as the Class of ’96 after winning the Africa Cup of Nations, or Afcon, two years into South Africa’s new democracy.From that crop Lucas “Rhoo” Radebe, Doctor “16V” Khumalo and Phil “Chippa” Masinga stand out for also appealing internationally and having great careers.Watch highlights of Bafana Bafana’s victory against Tunisia in the final of the 1996 Africa Cup of Nations:Radebe plied his trade with Kaizer Chiefs before leaving them in 1994 and going to Leeds United in the UK. Leeds player of the year in 1998 he became club captain and remains a hero to the fans at Elland Road, the clubs home. The English band Kaiser Chiefs, all Leeds fans, named the band in honour of Kaizer Chiefs, Radebe’s first club.Khumalo, nicknamed after the Volkswagen GTI, a popular car in the township of Soweto at the time was a dribbling wizard that could read the game well. He was the guy that passed to Masinga to score the winning goal for the Afcon title. Khumalo played for the Moroka Swallows reserves before going to Kaizer Chiefs and then on to play for LA Galaxy in the US.Masinga scored the winning goal in the Afcon final of 1996 and brought South Africa to a standstill. A lanky striker with a thunderous shot, Masinga made use of his height advantage very well to score many goals during his illustrious career. He played for Jomo Cosmos and Mamelodi Sundowns in South Africa before going to Leeds United and Italy’s Bari.The millennium revelationsBenni McCarthy is the only South African player to have ever won the European Cup Champions League. He is probably the most decorated South African players having won the Eredivisie with Ajax Amsterdam; Portuguese League with Porto under Jose Mourinho; and, a championship treble with Orlando Pirates where he retired in 2013.Watch Benni McCarthy’s top 10 goals for AFC Ajax:Aaron Mokoena is the first and only South African player with a century caps (107). He represented South Africa in four African Cup of Nations (1998, 2002, 2004, 2008), two World Cups (2002 and 2010) and the 2000 Summer Olympics. He was the captain of the South African team in the FIFA 2010 World Cup and was also Portsmouth FC captain in 2009 in the UK’s Premier League.Still playing regularly in the top flight league in South Africa, Siyabonga Nomvete can still put many a younger striker to shame. Having played in several European leagues, and now Moroka Swallows in the Premier Soccer League, Nomvete has represented Bafana Bafana since 6 May 1999, and he played in the 2002 and 2010 World Cups.These are not all of the greatest players to come from South Africa but their accomplishments continue to inspire the players that came after.last_img read more

Enterprise File Sync and Share (EFSS): Less Than One Tenth of Today’s Stand-Alone EFSS Systems Will Still Exist in 2018

first_imgMore than 140 different vendors are currently selling enterprise file sync and share services (EFSS) according to Gartner.  The market can’t sustain that many vendors and products and will be forced to consolidate.  Gartner selected the top 16 vendors from the field and included them in their recent Magic Quadrant report on EFSS.The Gartner report found that because there are so many vendors active in this space that “market consolidation is ongoing. Small EFSS destination vendors will be acquired by larger IT vendors in adjacent markets and added to their core products as extensions. By 2018, less than 10% of today’s stand-alone EFSS offerings will exist.”Whitney Bouck, Box SVP and general manager of enterprise, said that “this is a highly competitive and fast-growing market, as nearly every business in the world is looking for technology to power new ways of working to increase productivity and collaboration across their organization.”Features which Gartner considered important for enterprise file sync and share products include:MobilitySecurityAdministration and ManagementBack-end server integration, like with more fully featured ECM systemsContent ManipulationCollaborationSimplicity and UsabilityStorageVineet Jain, CEO of EFSS business Egnyte, said that “it has become increasingly clear that value-added files services with a hybrid focus of security and innovation around user experience is the key to survive and win long-term.”Gartner identified four leaders in the EFSS space: Citrix, Syncplicity, Box and Accellion.last_img read more

New Jersey Issues Opportunity Zone Guidance

first_imgNew Jersey follows IRC Sec. 1400Z-2 for both corporation and gross income taxpayers.What is the Federal Law?The Opportunity Zone Program was enacted as part of the 2017 federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The program is designed to encourage long-term capital investments into low-income rural and urban communities. The program offers incentives with regard to the taxation of capital gains for investment in Opportunity Zones. The US Department of the Treasury approved 169 census tracts in 75 New Jersey municipalities as Opportunity Zones.What is New Jersey Following?For corporation business taxpayers, New Jersey follows the same method of accounting as for federal purposes. New Jersey’s starting point is the entity’s federal taxable income, before federal net operating losses and other special deductions, subject to certain modifications.For gross income taxpayers, New Jersey follows the method of accounting and the basis of property must be the same as for federal income tax. New Jersey also follows the special rule for investments held for at least 10 years if the taxpayer makes that election federally. The gains are subject to tax when the gain is recognized for federal purposes. This treatment applies to both individuals and pass-through entities.Notice: Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) – Opportunity Zones, New Jersey Division of Taxation, February 5, 2019Login to read more on CCHAnswerConnect.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more

Fulton woman accused of stabbing relative

first_imgA 69-year-old Fulton woman is accused of going after a family member with a couple sharp objects.Judith Kribbs was arrested Sunday afternoon at a home on Kathy Street. Investigators say she caused minor injuries to a family member with a pair of scissors and a knife.Kribbs is accused of felony domestic assault and unlawful use of a weapon.last_img

9 months agoDybala backing Juventus move for Pogba

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Dybala backing Juventus move for Pogbaby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePaulo Dybala admits he’d like to see Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba return to Juventus.Dybala was asked about again playing with his good friend.“I’d always like to play with someone of his level. Whatever decision he makes, I always wish him the best of luck,” replied Dybala.“Everyone knows how important Cristiano Ronaldo is for us and what he represents for our opponents too. He gives everything, whether it’s in training or a match situation, and also sets a good example for youngsters.“I’d say Lionel Messi and Ronaldo are on the same level. As for the future, Neymar and above all Kylian Mbappé have what it takes to match them.“As for myself, I have changed my style of play recently and learned so much by working with great champions. It’s quite a mature and experienced squad in Turin, but that really helps a young player like me, because you learn and absorb their mentality.” last_img read more

Comcast has partnered with Amazon in a deal that w

first_imgComcast has partnered with Amazon in a deal that will establish it as the first US pay TV operator to launch Prime Video integrated into its television platform.Amazon Prime Video is due to launch on Comcast’s Xfinity X1 later this year, allowing viewers to watch Prime Originals like Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and Goliath.Xfinity customers will also be able to access live events, watch Prime Video Channels subscriptions, and rent or buy titles through Amazon.Prime Video content will be searchable using Comcast’s X1 Voice Remote and TV shows and movies will be available in 4K Ultra HD and HDR with a compatible X1 set-top box.“Amazon Prime Video’s growing list of originals, movies, shows, documentaries, and kids’ programming will be an excellent complement to the overall X1 viewing experience,” said Dana Strong, president of consumer services, Comcast.“We want to give customers easy access to all their favourite content in one place. X1 continues to be a platform that can curate live TV, on-demand movies and shows, and streaming internet video and music titles into one, easy-to-use, seamless experience.”Amazon Prime Video vice president, Greg Hart, said: “Prime Video is dedicated to making your favourite shows and movies effortless to watch. The addition of the Prime Video app to X1 will make navigating between Prime Video and live TV easier than ever. We are excited for our Prime members to seamlessly find the shows and movies they love.”The news comes after BT became the first UK pay TV provider to offer Amazon Prime Video access via its set-top box in June.last_img read more

Danish cable and telecom operator TDC saw its TV b

first_imgDanish cable and telecom operator TDC saw its TV base continue to decline in the first quarter, with the loss of 56,000 TV customers year-on-year to the end of March.The company had 1.225 million TV revenue-generating units at the end of March, down 17,000 on the previous quarter.TDC has announced initiatives to stabilise and return the TV business to growth following its move to create separate a separate customer-facing entity – Nuuday – alongside an infrastructure arm.The group has struck a deal with Nordic Entertainment Group to carry English Premier League coverage. Half of the matches will be available exclusively on YouSee’s new TV and streaming channel Xee from August 2019.Organic gross profit from TV was down 5.9% thanks to the decline in subscribers combined with margin erosion of 1.8 percentage points to 47.0%. The decline in margin was driven by higher content cost, partly due to the inclusion of streaming services in TV packages and was only partially offset by TV ARPU growth of DKK5 year-on -year as a result of price increases.TDC also saw its fixed broadband base decline by 7,000 in the quarter to 1.057 million.Overall, TDC saw revenue decline by 0.6% in Q1 to DKK4.304 billion (€576 million). EBITDA was down 3.9% to KDD1.698 billion.“2019 is a crucial year in which we focus on transforming TDC into two leading units that will shape Denmark’s digital future. We invest significantly in building the best digital infrastructure of the future and in delivering the best digital customer experiences and the best entertainment. It is a transformation that will take time and require investment, which means that our financial results in the short term will be affected by many moving parts,” said Allison Kirkby, CEO of TDC Group.last_img read more

Templemore Sports ComplexREGULAR users of the pool

first_img Templemore Sports ComplexREGULAR users of the pool facilities at Templemore Sports Complex should note that both pools will be closed from Saturday, March 30 until Tuesday, April 9.The closure is to facilitate essential emergency maintenance work and the pools will be closed to the public from 2 pm on the Saturday with a scheduled reopening at 3 pm on the Tuesday. A spokesperson for Derry City and Strabane District Council said: “Due to unforeseen circumstances necessary emergency work must be completed on both the pool facilities at Templemore.“Management would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused to users over this period.“We would like to advise customers that both the Foyle Arena and the City Baths in William Street will remain available as alternative venues during the works.”Templemore pools to close for essential maintenance was last modified: March 27th, 2019 by John2John2 Tags: ShareTweetcenter_img Derry and Strabane ComplexTemplemore pools to close for essential maintenanceTEMPLEMORE SPORTS COMPLEXlast_img read more

Children living in the countryside have better motor skills than their peers

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Jun 28 2019In a recent study with 3 to 7-year-old children provided an example of how children’s daily living environment and motor skills are closely related in the Finnish context. The main finding revealed that residential density is related to children’s motor skills, engagement in outdoor play and organized sports. It was found that Finnish children living in the countryside spent more time outdoors and had better motor skills than their age peers in the metropolitan area. On the other hand, children living in the metropolitan area participated the most in organized sports.Motor skills comprise locomotor, object control and balance skills, all of which are present in everyday life tasks like running, climbing and drawing. Adequate motor skills enable participation in typical games and plays for different ages and developmental phases, for example, in running and ball games. Motor skills do not develop to an optimal level without practicing. So far, we know that one out of ten children have delays in their motor development. These delays can complicate everyday tasks, such as putting clothes on, writing and riding a bike.- Every child, with or without delays in motor skills, develops motor skills through repetition of the task. For the child’s development, it is crucial that (s)he has an opportunity to try, play and practice spontaneously. The parental presence while moving assures the child that practicing motor skills is important and safe. Therefore, for example, summertime is an excellent period to move as a family, as nature enables versatile experiences and stimuli for the child’s motor development, explains Niemistö.Time spent outdoors and participation in organized sports promote children’s motor learning Related StoriesWhy Mattresses Could be a Health Threat to Sleeping ChildrenResearchers identify gene mutations linked to leukemia in children with Down’s syndromeRevolutionary gene replacement surgery restores vision in patients with retinal degenerationThe findings suggest that the time spent outdoors and participation in organized sports support motor development. In fact, Niemistö points out that opportunities for time spent outdoors and participation in organized sports are important in terms of equality in the society.Children find outdoor environments stimulating and motivating – for example, large yards that provide opportunities to play and run. Indeed, free running and playing are important for the development of the locomotor skills, such as walking, running, climbing, galloping and jumping. Furthermore, large spaces and playing areas are also crucial in practicing object control skills.- When a child feels as competent in a given motor task, (s)he will practice more, and through the increased repetition, (s)he will gain better motor skills, underlines Niemistö.When planning the environment, one should take into consideration the safety, versatility and independency of the child’s opportunity to move around in an age appropriate way. Due to common access, Finnish children have free access to environment and the opportunities it offers. However, to enhance equality within the country, we should recognize the differences in the environments and develop them equally and, consequently, enhance children’s equal motor skill development possibilities.The Skilled Kids study, conducted at the University of Jyväskylä from 2015 to 2017, had a geographically representative study sample of 945 children and their families from 37 different childcare centers in Finland. Children’s motor skills were assessed with internationally well-known indicators, which assessed locomotor and object control skills. The time spent outdoors and participation in organized sports were enquired on a parental questionnaire. Based on the residential density, six of the childcare centers were located in the metropolitan area, 17 in cities, seven in rural areas and, finally, seven in the countryside. Source:University of JyväskyläJournal reference:Niemistö, D. et al. (2019) Environmental Correlates of Motor Competence in Children -The Skilled Kids Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16111989. In early childhood, the mastery of basic motor skills is one of the main developmental task of the child. Motor skills enable children to participate in various physical activities and physically active play. Mutual plays and games enable children to have friends to play with. Moreover, motor skills are also crucial when it comes to school adaptation.”PhD. student Donna Niemistö from the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, University of Jyväskylälast_img read more