Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City “I really wanted the game today,” he said.Finally putting his left ankle injury behind, the Cebuano guard drilled three consecutive treys in the final 2:03 which broke the back of Batangas-EAC to deliver the 89-79 victory for Akari-Adamson in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup on Thursday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkREAD: D-League: Pingoy’s late 3s tow Akari-Adamson past Batangas-EACThat late flurry capped off his 6-of-9 shooting from downtown en route to 23 points, eight assists, four rebounds, and three steals in the win — his best showing in the developmental league to date. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View comments It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “I will still do what coach wants me to do. I just hope this game of mine will continue,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PSL: F2 scores second win at expense of woeful Smart PBA IMAGESFor Jerie Pingoy, it almost felt like a throwback of sorts.With his team’s fate on his hands once again, the former UAAP Juniors Most Valuable Player did what he does best: deliver the goods.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer LATEST STORIES Admittedly still groping for form after undergoing surgery back in December, Pingoy’s aim in the PBA D-League may be a little different from the team’s collective goal.“I wanted to prove that I still can contribute even if I came off of an injury. I wanted to show that I still deserve to play,” he said.But Pingoy tries his earnest to not veer away too much from the team’s mission as Akari-Adamson prepares for the upcoming UAAP season later this year.“I just play my role. We don’t have a star player here, so we just try to help each other out,” he said as he seeks to follow the lead of top gun Jerrick Ahanmisi and recently-graduated guard Robbie Manalang.Pingoy, though, remains committed to the system of coach Franz Pumaren.ADVERTISEMENT 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
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The two countries accused U.S. officials of spreading the allegations for political reasons. Andrew Semmel, acting U.S. deputy assistant secretary for nuclear nonproliferation policy, said in September that North Korean personnel were in Syria, and that the Syrian government may have had contacts with “secret suppliers” to obtain nuclear equipment. Last month, a high-level Syrian delegation visited Pyongyang. North Korea, which conducted its first-ever nuclear test last October, has been compliant in international talks aimed at dismantling its nuclear program. In July, Pyongyang shut down its sole operating nuclear reactor and pledged earlier this month to disable it by year’s end. SEOUL, South Korea – A high-level North Korean official left Saturday for an overseas trip including a visit to Syria, the North’s state media reported, amid suspicions the two countries might be cooperating on a secret nuclear program. Choe Thae Bok, speaker of the North’s rubber-stamp parliament, will also visit Italy during the trip, the North’s Korean Central News Agency said in a brief one-sentence dispatch that gave no further details. The trip comes amid lingering suspicions that North Korea may be providing nuclear assistance to Syria. North Korea provides missile technology to Syria, but has strongly denied accusations that it spreads its nuclear expertise beyond its borders. Syria also has denied receiving any North Korean nuclear help.
18 April 2007Technology was vital to pulling Africa out of poverty, President Thabo Mbeki said at the South Africa launch of the the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (Nepad) e-Schools demonstration project in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga on Tuesday.Since Nepad approved the initiative in 2003, it has begun rolling out in Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mauritius, Rwanda and Uganda. It will be rolled out in another 12 countries later this year.The ultimate aim is to extend the programme, currently in a pilot stage, to around 600 000 schools across the continent over the next 10 to 20 years.Schools taking part in the project are equipped with a computer laboratory containing at least 20 personal computers, a server and network infrastructure, as well as peripherals such as scanners, printers and whiteboards.“This project is helping our young ones to acquire knowledge and the capacity to use their brains to change our country and continent for the better,” Mbeki told teachers and pupils at the Maripe Secondary School on Tuesday.South African schools to benefit from the project include Maripe, Isiphosethu High in KwaZulu-Natal, Kendrick Makapan in North West, Lomahasha Secondary in Mpumalanga, Thozamisa High in the Eastern Cape and Ipetleng Secondary in Free State.The Nepad e-Africa Commission’s deputy chairperson, Henry Chaisa, said the project aimed to create a critical mass of African youngsters with the information and communication technology skills that were crucial to doing business in today’s world.South Africa’s deputy education minister, Enver Surty, said the project was about more than providing students with computers. “It’s not only about computers,” Surty said. “We need to re-skill our teachers so that the skills can filter down to the learners.”Source: BuaNews
Seth Curry #30 of the Dallas Mavericks waits to enter the game against the Los Angeles Lakers at American Airlines Center on January 22, 2017, in Dallas, Texas. AFPWASHINGTON, United States — Dallas Mavericks guard Seth Curry, the younger brother of NBA champion Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry, will be sidelined indefinitely with a left leg injury, the Mavericks announced Saturday.The expected Mavericks backcourt starter has suffered a left tibia stress reaction and will be re-evaluated in a week, the club holding out hope he can be ready when the new season opens in just under two weeks.ADVERTISEMENT Curry, 27, is the son of former NBA sharpshooter Dell Curry. He enters the final season of a two-year deal worth $6 million after averaging 12.8 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists a game last season for Dallas, all career highs.He connected on 48.1 percent of his shots from the court, 42.5 percent from 3-point range, as the Mavericks went 33-49, finishing eight games out of a Western Conference playoff berth.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSeth Curry had prior NBA stops with the Memphis Grizzlies, Cleveland Cavaliers, Phoenix Suns and Sacramento Kings before joining the Mavericks. /cbb Ladies first Read Next Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City MOST READ View comments
Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Setters usually take a backseat when it comes to being the face of a team, but Rhea Dimaculangan is no ordinary playmaker.Dimaculangan steered Petron to the title-clinching Game 3 win, 25-22 26-24, 25-23, over rival F2 Logistics for Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference title Thursday at Filoil Flying V Center.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:42PH 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 MOST READ Not again: Rockets’ Chris Paul strains another hamstring Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Generika-Ayala had the most players who won individual awards with Marivic Meneses taking the 1st Best Middle Blocker Award with Patty Orendain being named the 2nd Best Outside Spiker, and Kath Arado as the Best Libero.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “This award is for all members of the team because each and every one of us worked hard and sacrificed for the championship,” said Dimaculangan.And it wasn’t just Dimaculangan who featured in the individual awards table with teammate Aiza Maizo-Pontillas joining her Petron teammate.Maizo-Pontillas, who was also Dimaculangan’s teammate in University of Santo Tomas, was named the Best Opposite Hitter of the league.Cignal hitters Mylene Paat and Rachel Anne Daquis were named Best Scorer and 1st Best Outside Spiker, respectively.Cargo Mover Kim Fajardo was named the Best Setter of the tournament while her teammate Mary Joy Baron was awarded the 2nd Best Middle Blocker.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño She is just second setter to win an MVP in a PSL conference after the legendary Tina Salak, who led the Philippines to a bronze medal in the 2005 Southeast Asian Games, won the award in the 2014 All-Filipino Conference.Dimaculangan said her MVP plum is not just an award for her individual skills, but a testament to their team’s cohesiveness and willingness to help each other.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chief“I’m ecstatic because I know I wouldn’t have done this without the help of my teammates,” said Dimaculangan in Filipino. “We’re a family and we help each other through the ups and downs.”Dimaculangan had 31 excellent sets, on top of her three points, to lead the Blaze Spikers to their fourth title in the PSL—the most in the league. TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion View comments
Sonowal said that government was also working on to check unfair practices and match-fixingDespite open defiance by the BCCI, the government Wednesday said it wanted to bring the powerful cricket body under the ambit of the Right to Information(RTI) Act.The government has declared all National Sports Federations(NSFs) receiving grant of Rs 10 lakh or more in a year as public authorities under the RTI Act but the Board of Control for Cricket in India(BCCI) has contested it saying it does not get any government grants.Last year, the BCCI also got a stay order from the Madras High Court against appearing before the Central Information Commission(CIC).Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, while responding to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Wednesday said the government has formulated the National Sports Development Bill to bring BCCI under the ambit of RTI.”The Government has also formulated a draft of the National Sports Development Bill to bring all the National Sports Federations and the BCCI under the RTI Act with the provision of exclusion clause of protecting personal/confidential information relating to athletes,” Sonowal said.The minister also said that he was aware of the several controversies in the BCCI but ruled out any intentions of taking over the cricket body.”BCCI is an autonomous body registered under the Societies Act. It is not feasible for the Government to take over and run the day to day activities of BCCI. Several controversies about BCCI regarding allotment of franchisees, match fixing, betting etc., reported in sections of print and electronic media, have come to the notice of the Government. Various agencies of the government namely the Enforcement Directorate, Income Tax and Service Tax Department have conducted inquiries into the allegations of the irregularities involving the BCCI in the country,” Sonowal added.advertisementSonowal also said that government was also working on to check unfair practices and get rid of match-fixing.”In order to curb match fixing and other unfair practices in sports, Ministry of Law has prepared a draft legislation has sought the views of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs,” Sonowal said.
Xiaomi will launch the Mi A2 and the Mi A2 Lite Android One-backed phones for the global market on Tuesday, July 24, in Spain. The USP of the Mi A2 and the Mi A2 Lite will be the fact that both these phones will run a stock version of Android and not Xiaomi’s custom ROM MIUI. Also, both these phone will come with the promise of frequent and timely software updates, considering they will be part of Google’s Android One program.The Mi A2 will be successor to the Mi A1 from last year, while the Mi A2 Lite will likely be a toned down version of the same. Both the phones will however rock the same Android 8.1 Oreo software, and also quite possibly both these phones will come with dual rear cameras. Here’s a quick preview of the Mi A2 and the Mi A2 Lite before Xiaomi announces them at its global launch event.Xiaomi Mi A2, Mi A2 Lite: Tentative specs and featuresWhile the Mi A2 looks set to be a rebranded Mi 6X, the Mi A2 Lite will likely be a rehashed Redmi 6Pro. Both the Mi 6X and the Redmi 6 Pro have already been launched in China, with Xiaomi’s custom MIUI software. The Mi A2 and the Mi A2 Lite should run vanilla Android, or more precisely, vanilla Android 8.1 Oreo software out-of-the-box. Since the Mi A1 had the exact hardware specifications as the Mi 5X, last year, it is expected that Xiaomi may do something similar with the Mi A2 and the Mi A2 Lite as well. This means both the Mi A2 and the Mi A2 Lite should have the same specs as the Mi 6X and the Redmi 6 Pro respectively.advertisementMi Fans, only 1 day left until we launch #MiA2 and #MiA2Lite in Spain! Can’t wait to show everyone what the next generation Android One device will look like.Can anyone guess what feature this is about? #Xiaomi #2isbetterthan1 #XiaomiGlobalLaunch pic.twitter.com/V2pOPyoRLKDonovan Sung (@donovansung) July 23, 2018The Mi 6X has a full-metal body and comes with a 5.99-inch ‘full-screen’ full-HD+ display with a 2160x1080p resolution and 403ppi pixel density. Also, it supports an unusual aspect ratio of 18:9, as against the more traditional 16:9. In terms of core hardware, the Mi 6X is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor with up to 6GB RAM and up to 128GB storage which is expandable. The Mi 6X is a dual-SIM phone that supports 4G LTE connectivity. The Mi 6X is further backed by a 3,010mAh battery, and charges over USB Type-C with support for fast charging (Quick Charge 3.0) packed in.The main highlight of the Mi 6X, according to Xiaomi, is its camera setup. The dual camera module on the back of the Mi 6X comes with one 12-megapixel sensor (Sony IMX 486 sensor) and another 20-megapixel sensor (Sony IMX 376 sensor). Both the sensors have an f/1.75 aperture. The dual camera setup is further assisted by a dual-LED (dual-tone) flash. On the front, the Mi 6X comes with a 20-megapixel camera with soft LED flash that also enables face unlock. The Redmi 6 Pro, on the other hand, looks like a mashup of the Redmi Note 5 Pro and an iPhone X. The phone looks exactly like the Redmi Note 5 Pro from the back, and from the front, it looks a lot like the iPhone X, only with slightly more bezels. The Redmi 6 Pro comes with a 5.84-inch full-HD+ display with a 2280×1080 pixel resolution, 19:9 aspect ratio and 432ppi pixel density. It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor with up to 4GB RAM and up to 64GB storage which is also expandable. The dual-SIM phone supports 4G LTE and is backed by a 4,000mAh battery and charges over standard micro-USB.On the optics front, the Redmi 6 Pro sports a 12+5 MP setup on the rear and a 5MP camera on the front.Xiaomi Mi A2, Mi A2 Lite: Tentative priceTwo independent online sellers in Romania recently listed the Xiaomi Mi A2 and the Mi A2 Lite on their respective platforms, revealing purported price specifics of the upcoming Android One phones.According to QuickMobile, the Xiaomi Mi A2 will cost RON 1,288 (roughly Rs 22,200) for the 4GB RAM and 32GB storage version while the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage version will be available for RON 1,424 (roughly Rs 24,600). The Mi A2 Lite on the other hand will cost RON 943 roughly Rs 16,200) for the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage version while the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage version of the phone will cost RON 1,143 (roughly Rs 19,700).advertisementAccording to PCGarage, the Xiaomi Mi A2 will cost RON 1,400 (roughly Rs 24,200) for the 4GB RAM and 32GB storage version while the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage version will be available for RON 1,600 (roughly Rs 27,600). The Mi A2 Lite on the other hand will cost RON 1,000 (roughly Rs 17,200) for the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage version while the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage version of the phone will cost RON 1,200 (roughly Rs 20,700).Note that this may not be the final pricing, and may be just placeholder text which also is indicated by the discrepancy in pricing on the two stores.Additionally, an AliExpress listing claims that the Mi A2 Lite will have two versions: 3GB RAM and 32GB storage for around $190 and 4GB RAM and 64GB storage for $210.ALSO READ: Xiaomi Mi A2, Mi A2 Lite likely to launch on July 24: Rumoured specs, price and everything you need to know
The Australian Men’s, Women’s and Mixed Open sides will take to the field against New Zealand at the Glen Willow Regional Sporting Complex, Mudgee, in a three day contest from Thursday, 26 April 2012 until Saturday, 28 April. The three game series will take place on Thursday night, Friday night and Saturday afternoon, with times to be confirmed closer to the event. Players will also march in the ANZAC Day parade in Mudgee on Wednesday, 25 April prior to the event. It is symbolic that they will meet on the ANZAC weekend, an occasion very special to both proud nations. Australia is still on a high from its 2011 World Cup performance, winning all three Open titles against the Kiwis and is hopeful of defending its Trans Tasman title, while New Zealand is determined to reverse the result and cause an upset to the Australian teams in their own backyard. For more information, please see the attached media release. Stay tuned to the Trans Tasman website in the lead up to the 2012 Trans Tasman Test Series for all of the latest news and information. http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=1-6460-0-0-0 Related Filesttts_media_release_v1-pdf
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd boss Solskjaer: We’re planning for January and summer windowsby Paul Vegas7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed they have plans for the January market.Solskjaer’s side have endured the club’s worst start to a season in 30 years, but executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has reiterated his support of the under-fire manager.”I speak to Ed loads of times and we speak regularly,” Solskjaer said. “As we’ve spoken about so many times, we do have a plan and we know that we’ve made some decisions that maybe in the short-term would harm us, but we know in the long-term will benefit us. And that’s part of the plan.”But results are always are always the main thing and we can move forward quicker if we get results and performances.”But I’m sure we will get there. It’s just still planning for the next transfer window, summer transfer window and how we see the team moving forward.”
TORONTO – Shares of Shopify Inc. slumped Tuesday on news that its rival Magento Commerce was bought by Adobe Systems Inc.The e-commerce company’s stock closed at $177.66 in Toronto on Tuesday, marking a 6.12 per cent drop, one day after the U.S. software giant announced the acquisition. Shopify shares on the New York Stock Exchange closed at US$138.75, down nearly four per cent.Adobe, best known for its Photoshop picture editing software, on Monday said it had signed a US$1.68-billion agreement to buy Campbell, Calif.-based Magento.Magento’s platform helps companies set up online stores and manage orders. Its customers include Canon, Helly Hansen and Paul Smith. Adobe and Magento share joint customers including Coca-Cola, Warner Music Group, Nestle and Cathay Pacific.Adobe said the acquisition will enable e-commerce to be seamlessly integrated into its own platform.“Embedding commerce into the Adobe Experience Cloud with Magento enables Adobe to make every moment personal and every experience shoppable,” said Brad Rencher, Adobe’s executive vice president and general manager of digital experience in a statement on Monday.