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first_imgJohn Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Gorayeb said his team never showed the maturity required for them to compensate for their lack of players, or even a sense of responsibility to take care of things in their own capacity.“They did not play the way they were expected of them,” said Gorayeb at Filoil Flying V Centre after losing their final match against Arellano University 19-25, 36-34, 25-16, 25-21 on Thursday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I told them that they had to unleash their potential, never mind that there are only eight of them,” said Gorayeb in Filipino. “When Grethcel [Soltones] graduated that was the sign that they should step it up because there’s no one to rely on but themselves.”San Sebastian, for the past three years, have relied on the genius of Soltones, who won three straight MVPs, to get them to several trips to the Finals. 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 Articles01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City D-League: Marinerong Pilipino averts meltdown, snaps 2-game skid LATEST STORIES San Sebastian head coach Roger Gorayeb. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRoger Gorayeb was in no mood to sugarcoat the way San Sebastian played the whole tournament in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament.The Lady Stags’ head coach was downtrodden when they finished the elimination round with a 5-4 record and with the bleakest of chances for a Final Four spot.ADVERTISEMENT Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers AFP official booed out of forumcenter_img Read Next 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting And with Soltones gone, Gorayeb was disappointed with how his team ultimately failed to bring San Sebastian to at least the Final Four.“They never had that sense of urgency, that sense of responsibility that they have to do this,” said Gorayeb in Filipino.The games that Gorayeb lamented over the most were the five-set losses to University of Perpetual Help and Jose Rizal University.And as if fate were playing tricks on the Lady Stags, the Lady Altas and the Lady Bombers are now poised to take the last two spots in the semifinals with 5-2 and 5-3 records, respectively.“I know we’re on the disadvantage in terms of number of players, but skills-wise? We’re all good,” said Gorayeb. “When you lose games by committing the same mistakes over and over again, that’s just shows you’re scared of the situation.”ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more


first_imgNEW YORK — American Pharoah’s sweep of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes for horse racing’s first Triple Crown since 1978 was selected the sports story of the year in an annual vote conducted by The Associated Press.Eighty-two ballots were submitted from U.S. editors and news directors. Voters were asked to rank the top five sports stories of the year, with the first-place story receiving five points, the second-place story four points and so on.American Pharoah’s Triple Crown win received 317 points and 43 first-place votes.The No. 2 sports story, the Deflategate scandal that ensnared Super Bowl-winning Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, had 191 points and 13 first-place votes.Here are 2015’s top 10 stories:1. TRIPLE CROWN: In the 37 years since Affirmed became the 11th Triple Crown winner — the longest drought in the sport’s history — an unlucky 13 horses had won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness only to fail to complete the sweep at the Belmont Stakes.But American Pharoah took the lead from the start of the grueling 1 1/2-mile race and kept extending it. The bay colt with the unusually short tail went on to win by 5 1/2 lengths for jockey Victor Espinoza, trainer Bob Baffert and owner Ahmed Zayat.It was Baffert’s fourth Triple Crown try and Espinoza’s third, both records.American Pharoah went on to cap his spectacular year with a victory in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic. He then retired at age 3 and will stand at stud for $200,000, one of the highest prices for a horse in his first year as a stallion.2. DEFLATEGATE: The New England Patriots routed the Indianapolis Colts 45-7 in the AFC championship game Jan. 18 to return to the Super Bowl, but the on-field action was soon overshadowed by the scandal dubbed “Deflategate.”The NFL would go on to spend more than $3 million for the investigation by Ted Wells, whose 243-page report found it was “more probable than not” that two Patriots employees deliberately released air from Patriots game balls to below the league-mandated minimum at the game and Brady “was at least generally aware.”Brady, who had earned Super Bowl MVP honors when the Patriots won their fourth title, would be suspended four games. But a judge lifted the ban a week before the season, criticizing NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for dispensing “his own brand of industrial justice.”3. FIFA CORRUPTION: In an early-morning raid of a Zurich luxury hotel May 27, the U.S. government started a chain reaction that would take down soccer leaders around the world.The 47-count indictment for racketeering and bribery was just the beginning. By year’s end, FIFA’s President, Sepp Blatter, and his one-time likely successor, UEFA President Michel Platini, had been suspended for eight years for unethical conduct by the sport’s governing body.4. WARRIORS WIN: Too small, not athletic enough. That was the knock both on the Golden State Warriors as a whole and on their star, Stephen Curry. Instead, the sweet-shooting Warriors won their first NBA title in four decades behind the league’s MVP, beating LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers in six games.Turns out that Golden State can play even better. The Warriors opened the following season with a record 24-0 start.5. SPIETH CHASES GRAND SLAM: No one had gone wire to wire at the Masters in nearly four decades, but that victory was just the start of the year for 21-year-old Jordan Spieth. He won the first two legs of a Grand Slam, halfway to becoming the first modern player to complete the feat.The only other men since 1960 to get that far were Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods — and none of them came as close to the third leg as Spieth, who was tied for the British Open lead with two holes to play before finishing one shot out of a playoff. He was also in the final group of the PGA Championship, where he was runner-up by three shots to Jason Day.6. SERENA CHASES GRAND SLAM, TOO: In tennis, a player was even closer to completing a Grand Slam. Serena Williams was two victories from becoming the first since Steffi Graf in 1988 to win the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and U.S. Open in the same year. But in one of the sport’s biggest upsets, unseeded Roberta Vinci stunned the 21-time major champion in the semifinals in New York.Getting that far hadn’t been easy, though. Eleven of Williams’ victories at the majors came in three sets, including eight when she rallied from a set down. Hobbled by injuries all season, she was so sick in the final days of the French Open she considered withdrawing — yet somehow pulled out three-set wins in the semis and final.7. WOMEN’S WORLD CUP: Four years after a heartbreaking loss to Japan in the Women’s World Cup final, Carli Lloyd and her U.S. teammates made absolutely sure there would be no repeat in the rematch. Lloyd scored a hat trick in the first 16 minutes as the Americans won 5-2 in Canada for their first title since 1999.With record TV audiences back home watching the prime-time matches, the U.S. looked shaky early in the tournament before some timely lineup changes by coach Jill Ellis put Lloyd in position for a scoring spree. All-time goals leader Abby Wambach got to end her career with her first World Cup championship.8. ROYALS CROWNED: Kansas City was one win from a world championship in 2014, yet the small-ball Royals weren’t considered favorites in 2015. The players in the clubhouse knew better, and they came from behind yet again in Game 5 of the World Series to beat the New York Mets in 12 innings for their first title since 1985.9. MISSOURI FOOTBALL: Just two days after Missouri’s football players threatened to boycott a game, the president of the university system stepped down.Tensions about race and other student welfare issues had been simmering for weeks before the athletes joined the protest in support of a graduate student who was holding a hunger strike.As Tigers defensive end Charles Harris put it: “Let this be a testament to all of the athletes across the country that you do have power.”10. OHIO STATE TAKES FIRST CFP TITLE: The first College Football Playoff did exactly what it was supposed to, awarding a championship chance to a squad that seemed eliminated from title contention after an early-season loss and whose presence in the new four-team bracket was widely debated.Behind third-string quarterback Cardale Jones, Ohio State upset No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Oregon to kick off a new era in the sport.(RACHEL COHEN, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more


first_imgAAEON releases the RICO-3399, a powerful PICO-ITX single-board computer that is built for AI applications and high-resolution displays. It features the Rockchip RK3399 ARM hexa-core processor, 4K Ultra HD video at 60 fps via HDMI 2.0, and a wide array of I/O features.The RICO-3399 features the Rockchip RK3399 ARM hexa-core processor. The Rockchip RK3399 combines the Rockchip Quad-Core Cortex-A53 and Dual-Core Cortex-A72 processors onto a single SoC. The RK3399 divides tasks depending on the performance needs. The Rockchip RK3399 features a built in Mali-T860MP4 GPU which is 50% faster than its previous generation, and provides the video decoding capabilities to deliver 4K Ultra HD at 60 fps via HDMI 2.0.The RICO-3399 utilizes the unique architecture of the Rockchip RK3399 to deliver power that is unparalleled in its size. With 16GB eMMC storage and 2GB LPDDR3 memory, the RICO-3399 is capable of handling AI applications without the need of additional AI modules, saving money and lowering power consumption. The RICO-3399 is compatible with TensorFlow and Caffe2 to bring AI based on Android NNAPI. The RICO-3399 has the power to handle applications such as smart surveillance and unmanned stores.Built on the PICO-ITX standard, the RICO-3399 brings all these features in a package designed to fit anywhere, and with 3G/4G capability, it can connect anywhere, too. The RICO-3399 offers Android 7.1 as standard, providing a flexible platform for APP development. With a wide array of I/O features, such as USB Type-C, USB 3.0, microSD and MIPI camera support, the RICO-3399 is perfect for usage in digital signage, interactive KIOSK, and smart office solutions. Additionally, AAEON’s manufacturer services can customize the RICO-3399 to meet the specific and unique requirements of your application.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous Bulgin: programmable smart connector for harsh environmentsNext Renesas develops 28 nm MCU with virtualization-assisted functionslast_img read more


first_imgNew Delhi, Jun 20 (PTI) The Indian mens football teams participation in the Asian Games was today thrown into confusion after the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), amid AIFFs optimism, said it will stick to its criteria for team events, which the sport does not meet at the moment.The All India Football Federation (AIFF), which is believed to have got positive fillers from the Sports Ministry, stated that it is very hopeful of being cleared for the multi-sport extravaganza. However, the IOAs contention is that it can only send the top eight sides in team events as per the norm. “I will not speak about individual sports but the criteria of top 8 in team events and top 6 in individual events stand. We will stick to that, IOA secretary general Rajeev Mehta said. When contracted AIFF general secretary Kushal Das said: Our president Mr Praful Patel has spoken to Mr Narinder Batra (IOA president) and we are very hopeful of our team being sent to the Asian Games. And its not just about the mens team. Football has to be seen in a different light and it cant be compared to handball or any other sport. I have the highest regard for Mr Batra and Mr Rajeev Mehta. We are confident of going to the Asian Games, Das added. Indian mens team is currently ranked 97th in the world and 16th in Asia, but the football body wants the authorities to look beyond rankings under the present circumstances. India recently won the Intercontinental Cup after beating Kenya 2-0 in the final at Mumbai. India’s sizzling performance in the tournament gave credence to chief coach Stephen Constantines belief that the team should be the sent to the Games.advertisement Infact, prior to the Intercontinental Cup final in Mumbai, Constantine had appealed to the government to send a team for the mega sporting event. “We need more games and if the government is listening, send us to the Asian games. Its an U-23 event and we have 11 players in this squad who are below 23. The benefits the players will gain from the Asian Games will be huge, Constantine had said. PTI ATKATKlast_img read more


first_imgA fire late Friday afternoon on a rural Woodbury County Farm that burned 150 yards of a brome grass covered terrace is being blamed on fireworks.The land owner says he found the remnants of two 25 shot bottle rocket type launchers at the scene of the fire used by someone trespassing on the property.The fire was reported by a neighbor to the property owner’s nephew.Family members got the fire under control at the property located near the Ida County line by 6pm and dealt with flareups until about 7:30.No injuries were reported.last_img


first_imgThe Sioux City Community School District will host three meetings next week to highlight what roles District administrators have in a crisis and to help parents understand their role in response to a crisis.Parents, guardians and members of the community are invited to the discussions about school safety and the safety practices that are currently in place.The first meeting is set for Tuesday, April 10th at 6 pm in the North High Auditorium.The second meeting will be held on Thursday, April 12 at 4 pm in the West High Auditorium and the final meeting that evening at 7 pm in the East High Auditorium.last_img


first_imgAtlético Madrid Simeone shoulders full blame for Atletico’s cup exit Tom Webber 09:57 1/24/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Diego Simeone Atletico Madrid Sevilla Copa del Rey Aitor Alcalde Atlético Madrid Sevilla v Atlético Madrid Sevilla Copa del Rey Atleti were beaten by Sevilla in the quarter-finals on Tuesday and the club’s manager took full responsibility Diego Simeone shouldered the blame for Atletico Madrid’s Copa del Rey elimination at the hands of Sevilla in the quarter-finals on Tuesday.Atletico shipped two late goals to lose the first leg 2-1 and conceded within 24 seconds of the return before going down to a 3-1 defeat, with Simeone sent from the sidelines after Pablo Sarabia scored Sevilla’s third at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.Atleti slipped 11 points behind La Liga leaders Barcelona following a 1-1 draw with Girona on Saturday and will not feature in the Champions League knockout stages having finished third in Group C behind Roma and Chelsea. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player However, the Argentinian backed his team to continue fighting in La Liga and the Europa League having fallen out of two cup competitions already this season.”The responsibility for this elimination and the Champions League is all mine,” said Simeone.”There are still four months left in the season and between La Liga and the Europa League, we’ll keep competing like we always have.”Our opponent took advantage of their chances. Sevilla finished their chances both here and in the first leg. This made them more comfortable in the tie.”We were close to turning the match around in the first half and scoring the equaliser in the second, but [Sevilla goalkeeper Sergio] Rico played well.”Atleti’s Wanda Metropolitano home will host the Copa final and Koke was disappointed they will not be there to take part.7 – Sevilla have reached the Copa del Rey semi-finals on seven occasions since 2007; winning the trophy in both 2007 and 2010. Optimism. pic.twitter.com/slrDCEjGxq — OptaJose (@OptaJose) January 23, 2018 “We had dreams of playing the final in our stadium,” Koke told beIN SPORTS .”We’re going to pick ourselves up because this team has always done so. Now we need to think about La Liga.”I think Sevilla were better and when that’s the case, you have to congratulate them.”We need to study what we did wrong and improve from that. We have to fight to finish as high up in La Liga as possible and we also have the Europa League.”Atleti face Las Palmas in the league on Sunday.last_img read more


first_imgzoom Indonesia’s state-owned port operator PT Pelabuhan Indonesia I (Pelindo I) plans to spend Rb 18 trillion (USD 1.36 billion) to further develop the Belawan International Container Terminal (BICT), and to build container and bulk cargo terminals at the Port of Kuala Tanjung.Pelindo I signed a Rb 5.05 trillion (USD 382.5 million) loan agreement with three of Indonesia’s state banks to fund the development projects.Bank Mandiri, Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI) and Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) have agreed to provide Pelindo I with Rb 1.7 trillion to widen and deepen the berths at BITC from the current 9.8 meters to 14 meters. The works are scheduled to start in August 2015. The expansion is expected to be completed by late 2017, and it will allow BICT to handle 2 million TEUs annually, compared to 1.3 million TEUs the terminal currently handles.Pelindo I plans to spend the remaining Rb 3.2 trillion of the loan to build a container terminal, a liquid bulk, and a dry bulk terminal at the Port of Kuala Tanjung.The Port of Kuala Tanjung project is divided in four phases, scheduled to be completed by 2019. The bank loan will be used for the first phase of the project, which includes the construction of a 400-meter-long pier, and installation of utilities, equipment, and information technology .Once completed, the Kuala Tanjung port will have a liquid bulk terminal with a capacity of 3.5 million tons per year, dry bulk terminal able to handle 1 million tons of cargo per year, and a container terminal with an annual capacity of 400,000 TEUs.The bank loan will cover 70% of the expenses for both the BITC and the Kuala Tanjung project, with Pelindo I and its partners providing the remaining 30%.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more


first_imgTORONTO – Residents in some Toronto neighbourhoods will be allowed to keep chickens in their backyards under a pilot project approved Tuesday by city council.The pilot will run in four city wards over the next three years with an interim review in 18 months. Residents can keep up to four chickens — no roosters are permitted — and must register with the city.Coun. Justin Di Ciano, who brought the pilot to council, said the project will give city residents an alternative to store-bought eggs.“I look at the facts,” he said. “I’ve talked to many people in other jurisdictions … about all the negative aspects, the noise, the smell, the predators. None of it shows up in these other municipalities’ radar.”Chickens would not be allowed in apartment buildings, condominiums or properties without sufficient outdoor space. Under the system, chickens must remain within a resident’s yard and any eggs produced are for personal consumption and can’t be sold.Several municipalities in Ontario, including Kingston, Brampton, Niagara Falls and Caledon, all allow residents to keep chickens in backyard coops.Di Ciano said that in Niagara Falls, where backyard chickens have been permitted for 20 years, there were 10 complaints to the city about the animals in 2016. In that same time period, there were 500 noise complaints about dogs, he said.“There are hundreds and hundreds of residents with chickens already in the city of Toronto,” Di Ciano said. “We’re not getting a lot of complaints … I don’t think there’s going to be a lot of problems with this.”Opponents of the pilot have argued it will generate complaints and tie up the city’s bylaw enforcement officers. Coun. Anthony Perruzza predicted the pilot will drive up complaints to councillors.“They’re smelly,” he said. “One of the biggest bylaw issues we have, that drives people crazy, is things that attract rodents … these will.”Coun. Giorgio Mammoliti urged his colleagues to reject the pilot, saying suburban residents don’t support it.“Madam Speaker, what the flock is going on at City Hall?” he asked. “I for one, stand up and ask the question because I just cannot believe what I’m hearing and seeing … I cannot believe we’re not talking about more substantial issues.”last_img read more


first_imgHollywood filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan will speak about his off-screen campaign to close America’s education achievement gap at a National Press Club Speakers Luncheon on June 11.The screenwriter, director and producer of 10 films, including the Oscar-nominated smash hit The Sixth Sense, Shyamalan has grossed over $2 billion around the world. A master of supernatural thrillers, he is currently at work on Wayward Pines, a star-studded mystery series that debuts on Fox this fall, and a feature film, Labor of Love, starring Bruce Willis.Born in India and raised in suburban Philadelphia – where most of his films have been filmed and set – Shyamalan recently published his first non-fiction book, I Got Schooled, about the foundation he co-founded with his wife, Bhavna, to help inner-city students succeed. The foundation supports remarkable leaders and their organizations that are working to remove the barriers created by poverty and inequality that prevent individuals and communities from unleashing their full potential. The foundation has begun to focus its domestic efforts on educational reform throughout the United States.The Press Club luncheon will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m. Remarks will begin at 1:00 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session, ending at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here. The cost of luncheon admission is $22 for National Press Club members and $36 for the general public. Students with a valid ID may purchase tickets for $21. Tickets must be purchased at time of reservation.National Press Club Luncheons are webcast live on press.org. Follow the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #NPCLunch, or on Facebook and Twitter. Or email a question in advance, type SHYAMALAN in the subject line and send to president@press.org before 10 a.m. on the day of event.The Press Club is on the 13th floor, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. Credentialed press may cover this event.last_img read more