Star trips Rain or Shine, tightens race for top 2

first_imgBATANGAS City—With one short burst in the stretch, Star put away Rain or Shine and made a huge leap in the standings in the frenzied chase for the top two berths in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup playoffs.Paul Lee scored 23 points, the last three coming in a closing 9-3 spurt inside the final 2:40 that keyed a 99-93 decision of the Elasto Painters in a Petron Saturday Special game that gave the Hotshots a virtual tie for second spot at Batangas City Coliseum here.ADVERTISEMENT Import Tony Mitchell had 21 points and 18 rebounds, with his final field goal, a dunk that almost brought down the entire goal post with 1:44 left, practically snuffing the fight out of the game Painters.The loss was the second straight for the defending champion Painters, who dropped to 4-4 and bowed out of the top-two race. With three games left, Rain or Shine needs nothing less than a sweep to qualify in the upper half of the playoff bracket.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnJeff Chan and import Shawn Taggart finished with 20 each for the Painters, who were hurt the entire night by their former franchise player Lee.Meanwhile, Alaska and crowd darling Barangay Ginebra slug it out in the 6:45 p.m. main game at Smart Araneta Coliseum Sunday, looking for victories to inch closer to the playoffs. Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR The Gin Kings have a four-game winning streak going and will try to contain the highest scoring import in the tournament in Corey Jefferson.Alaska will play without its heart and soul, Calvin Abueva, while the Gin Kings will go into the contest minus the high-leaping Japeth Aguilar—both are on loan to the Gilas Pilipinas team that will try to win the Southeast Asian Basketball Association title next week.Star also played without two key men, rookie Jio Jalalon and the streak-shooting Allein Maliksi, but the Hotshots remained composed and came up with the winning run that snapped a 90-all tie heading into the final 2:40.Marc Barroca finished with 11 for Star.ADVERTISEMENT Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ MOST READ Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Blue Eagles sweep their way to crown LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

To raise support for PH athletes, Go for Gold attempts to break Guinness World Record

first_img11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay The two entities will jointly hold an event that will attempt to break Guinness World Record for most people dribbling basketballs simultaneously on July 21 at Mall of Asia Concert Grounds.Go for Gold patron Jeremy Go said the Guinness attempt is their way of helping the Philippines kick start the SEA Games festivities with the Games to start on Nov. 30 and end on Dec. 11.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Since the SEA Games is here, we want to do something to kick start the program and I guess cheer for our Filipino athletes,” said Go whose CSR sponsors national athletes such as 2017 SEA Games gold medalists Margielyn Didal and Nikko Huelgas.“Sports is something our company is into, this year we wanted to showcase our support to a broader Filipino audience,” added Go. Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN MOST READ SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:54SEA Games: Tabugara delivers wushu gold for PH02:30SEA Games: Agatha Wong wins 2nd gold medal in wushu00:56Heavy 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil The previous record for most people dribbling basketballs simultaneously was 7,556 set on July 22, 2010 in Gaza Strip, Palestine organized by United Nations Relief and Works Agency.Jay Montelibano, Viva Vice President of Integrated Sales, said they’re expecting at least 10,000 participants and a maximum of 12,000.Participants will be given an RFID band for identification, a basketball, and a Guinness-recognized jersey.“Actually we have 12,000 balls, and we’re encouraging the participants to register online because you’ll be registered in the database,” said Montelibano.Go said they’ve partnered with at least 200 high school basketball teams and that delegates from the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police are expected to join the event.ADVERTISEMENT Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knickscenter_img Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing LATEST STORIES With Game 7 loss in mind, Hotshots crush Beermen in 1st meeting since finals Jay Montelibano, Viva Entertainment Vice President of Integrated Sales, recording artist John Roa, and Go for Gold patron Jeremy Go display the jerseys and basketball that will be given away in the Guinness World Record attempt for most basketballs dribbled simultaneously on July 21 on Mall of Asia Concert Grounds.MANILA, Philippines—The 2019 Southeast Asian Games is set to start in five months, and Go for Gold is taking its part in raising support for the Philippine national athletes.Go for Gold, the sports corporate social responsibility project of Powerball Marketing and Logistics, together with Viva Entertainment are set to hold an awareness-raising event for the SEA Games.ADVERTISEMENT Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Willing participants can register at www.goforgoldworldrecordattempt.com.The only requirement for those willing to join the event is that they must be at least 16-years-old and can dribble a basketball.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

US Embassy’s youth arm hosts Youth Expo and Volunteer Fair

first_imgThe Youth Action Network of the Embassy of the United States of America and Youth Ambassadors Guyana 2015 hosted a grand Youth Exposition and Volunteer Fair at the Umana Yana on Wednesday, and US Ambassador to Guyana, His Excellency Mr Perry Holloway, pledged continued support to the development of Guyanese youth.Scores of young enthusiasts flocked the Umana Yana during the activities, whichMembers of the Youth Ambassadors Guyana 2015 Team are joined by the judges and winners of the GYSEP project pitchcommemorated International Youth Day 2017 by showcasing the work of youth organisations so as to inspire young Guyanese to become involved in service to their country.More than 10 non-governmental organisations participated in the Volunteer Fair, each proudly exhibiting their work as young leaders of Guyana, while the expo provided an opportunity for groups to present their ideas as they sought to implement projects throughout the country. Addressing the audience at the Wednesday gathering, Vice President of the Youth Action Network, Ashraf Dabie, also a member of the Youth Ambassadors Guyana 2015 Team, underlined the accomplishments of YAG 2015 while pointing out what prompted his teams to implement a number of youth developmental programmes across Guyana. He detailed the implementation of four service-capacity-building initiatives — the most recent wrapping up at the Youth Exposition – which were realised by allowing the six participating groups of the Guyana Youth and Social Entrepreneurship Program (GSYEP) to present their service project ideas. This was as they competed for a chance to be among the two top ranked groups to be awarded additional coaching by the business experts of the Master Class Institute, led by Dr Rosh Khan.Also speaking at the event was the President of the Youth Action Network, Malcolm Wills, who outlined the mission of his organisation while sharing the achievements of the group ever since they came into existence, back in 2013. And in delivering the feature address, US Ambassador Perry Holloway commended the work of the participating groups, and indicated that the US would continue to support the efforts of young Guyanese as they seek to impact change within their communities.“When I see all these smart, energetic, motivated young people trying to do things to better themselves, to better the people around them, and to better their country, I realise that there is hope for Guyana; and, by extension, there is hope for the rest of the world. So I do really enjoy coming to events like this,” the US Ambassador posited. Alluding to a 2015 United Nations report which stated, “Citizen Volunteers help make governments more responsive and accountable to their citizens. Volunteerism adds immense value to your country’s economic output”, the US Ambassador acknowledged the work of young Guyanese, especially those present at the event, and pledged his country’s commitment to continue investing in Guyanese youth. He said, “The US Embassy will continue to play (its) part to empower young people (through) our youth development initiatives, such as the Youth Ambassadors Program and the Youth Action Network. We continue to see the positive returns of these initiatives when emerging leaders such as many of you here today come back from your training and are committed to fulfilling your social responsibility towards the development of your country by making positive contributions in your own communities.” The US Embassy’s Youth Exposition and Volunteer Fair marked the first event to be hosted in celebration of International Youth Day this year, and established a precedent for similar initiatives to follow. The annual recognition and celebration of the accomplishments and contributions of young people to their respective societies will be observed around the world on August 12.last_img read more

THE CLASS OF YESTERYEAR GOES BACK TO DRUMKEEN NS – PIC SPECIAL!

first_imgA classroom as it looked in 1970!Day one of the Drumkeen school reunionThe school reunion dinner danceOld times are recalled at the dinner danceCan you spot a face from the past from Drumkeen school?Old friendships are renewed at the tea dance The Drumkeen class of ’69  THE CLASS OF YESTERYEAR GOES BACK TO DRUMKEEN NS – PIC SPECIAL! was last modified: August 11th, 2013 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:Drumkeen School Reunionlast_img read more

Bournemouth 2-0 Swansea: Cherries ease relegation worries against Swans

first_imgBournemouth secured back-to-back wins for the first time this season as they eased their relegation worries against Swansea at the Vitality Stadium.The Cherries followed up last weekend’s dramatic win over West Ham with another three points as Eddie Howe’s side moved nine points clear of the drop zone.An own-goal from Alfie Mawson and a second half strike from Benik Afobe condemned the Swans to consecutive defeats and leaves the visitors in 17th place with nine games left to play.Both sides were looking to get on top in the early stages, but it was Bournemouth, through Ryan Fraser, who came close with 10 minutes gone as the diminutive winger dragged a shot wide of a post.Gylfi Sigurdsson’s radar was slightly askew as he hit a Fernando Llorente flick over the bar before Afobe headed wide for Bournemouth.Josh King has been in superb scoring form for the Cherries, hitting nine goals in his last 10 league outings, but the Norway international nearly put Swansea ahead as he inadvertently headed a Sigurdsson free-kick just inches wide of his own goal.The forward, though, was involved in Bournemouth’s opener on the half-hour mark, beating Federico Fernandez to the ball before Marc Pugh played in Afobe, whose weak effort nicked off Mawson to wrong-foot Fabianski and roll into the net.At the other end Artur Boruc then made a meal of turning a speculative Sigurdsson drive wide of the post as the hosts went in ahead at half-time.Dan Gosling had the first decent chance after the interval, but his low drive was pushed behind for a corner.Howe’s side began to dictate the tempo of the game and enjoyed several spells of possession, while always keeping the visitors at arm’s length, with Swansea unable to create any clear-cut chances.Afobe made sure of the points as he collected a pass from King and, with Mawson slipping, got the ball out of his feet and finished into the corner.Only a superb save from Fabianski kept Swansea in the game as the Poland international dived low to tip away King’s header from substitute Jack Wilshere’s delivery.Bournemouth’s defensive credentials have been questioned in recent months, but they stayed firm here and in doing so kept their first clean sheet of 2017.Victory helped lift the Cherries up to 12th in the table and eased any lasting fears of dropping out of the Premier League this season, but Paul Clement’s Swans remain in a battle for survival. Eddie Howe’s side moved nine points clear of the drop zone 1last_img read more

Morgan Schneiderlin denies reports he was sent home from Everton training

first_imgpic.twitter.com/j3fxPzf1VP— Morgan Schneiderlin (@SchneiderlinMo4) November 6, 2017 Morgan Schneiderlin 1 Everton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has denied reports he was sent home from training.Schneiderlin and Kevin Mirallas were left out of the squad which beat Watford 3-2 on Sunday after being involved in an incident at the club’s training ground a day earlier, it isunderstood.It was reported that on Saturday the pair’s involvement in a session at the club’s Finch Farm complex ended early after their attitudes were questioned by coaching staff.But Schneiderlin on Monday refuted the suggestion he was sent home and insisted he remains fully committed to the club.He wrote on Twitter: “I have seen press stories today about me ‘being sent away from training’. The stories are not true.“I am fully committed to Everton and will continue to work hard for the club and the fans in training and on the pitch.”Schneiderlin has struggled for form this season while Mirallas has made just one Premier League start, an appearance that ended with him being substituted at half-time, just over a week ago when Everton lost 2-0 at Leicester. On Sunday Belgium international Mirallas posted a message on Instagram, which has subsequently been deleted, that said: “Thank you for all your messages. It’s a difficult situation for me.“But in life there are things much more serious than my personal situation.”Meanwhile, Everton left-back Leighton Baines has praised David Unsworth’s efforts as caretaker boss, stressing the win secured on Sunday was “the least” he has deserved.Unsworth stepped up from the Under-23s two weeks ago to take temporary charge following the sacking of Ronald Koeman and oversaw three away defeats before Sunday’s result.Baines, scorer of the decisive goal against the Hornets, told evertontv when asked about winning for Unsworth: “It makes it extra special.“He has been top-drawer. I’ve loved the training sessions he’s put on and the way he has conducted himself. His talk before the game was special.“We would like to have given him more, and achieved better results – but we have got him a win, which he deserved, at the least.”last_img read more

10-man Sligo Rovers beat UCD 2-0 in Dublin

first_imgSligo Rovers comfortably beat UCD 2-0 in Friday night’s Premier Division game at the UCD Bowl, despite having Ronan Murray sent off early on the game.Murray received a straight red card for a late challenge on UCD’s Harry McEvoy in the 19th minute – but Liam Buckley recovered to score twice before half-time.First, David Cawley corner-kick slipped through the hands of UCD keeper Conor Kearns and into the net.Then, on the stroke of half-time, Romeo Parkes scored Rovers second.The result leaves the students six points adrift at the bottom of the table with four games to go.Ollie Horgan’s Finn Harps picked up an important point with a 0-0 draw against Cork City at Turner’s Cross.Rovers FAI cup semi-final opponents Dundalk have edged closer to the title following a 1-0 win at Waterford. If they beat Shamrock Rovers at Oriel Park this Monday night, the title will, once again, be theirs.Friday’s resultsUCD 0 Sligo Rovers 2Cork City 0 Finn Harps 0Waterford 0 Dundalk 1Shamrock Rovers 0 St Patrick’s Athletic 0Derry City 0 Bohemians 0.last_img read more

New Restaurants Added to Tables in Wonderland Program

first_imgShare This!©DisneyDo you have a Tables in Wonderland card? Then I bring good news! Four new dining establishments have been added to the special dining program. Those restaurants are:Jungle Cruise Skipper Canteen at Magic KingdomTiffins and the Nomad Lounge at Disney’s Animal KingdomJock Lindsay’s Hangar Bar at Disney SpringsSo, what is the Tables in Wonderland program?  It is an exclusive for Disney Vacation Members, Florida Residents and Annual Passholders. Membership in Tables in Wonderland includes a 20 percent discount on all food and beverage at participating Walt Disney World table-service restaurants and lounges. Guests also receive complimentary valet parking for dining purposes.Tables in Wonderland does come at an extra cost. It costs $175 for Florida Residents and $150 for Walt Disney World Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members. To purchase a membership, you should visit any Guest Relations kiosk located one of the four Theme Parks or at Disney Springs.For more information about Tables in Wonderland, make sure to check out their website.Savelast_img read more

Hyper-Convergence “For the Rest of Us”

first_imgSoftware-defined storage (SDS) and hyper-convergence provide a flexible and efficient alternative to traditional “one server, one application” Storage Area Network (SAN) and Network Attached Storage (NAS) configurations. Hyper converged infrastructure is a growing trend. So what is hyper-convergence, and is it right for your business?A scale-out, hyper-converged system allows the management of compute, storage and network resources as a single integrated system through a common tool set. Virtual servers, virtual networks and virtual storage are converged within a single piece of standard IA server, along with tools for management and security. Bottlenecks of traditional system (where compute, storage and networking are all separate physical resources) essentially don’t exist with hyper-converged systems. Everything is (virtually) “in the box”. Compute, storage and network capacity grow (“scale out”) by simply adding more hyper-converged systems as business needs demand. It’s a pay-as-you-grow approach to building capacity, and helps to better manage the cost of IT.Hyper-converged scale-out systems differ from the older scale-up approach. In a scale-up system, the compute capacity is confined as storage is added, while in a scale-out system, new compute nodes can be added as the need for compute and storage arises. Scaling-up systems have often been cost prohibitive and often lacks the necessary random IO performance (IOPS) needed by virtualized workloads. The scale-out approach is a more efficient use of hardware resources, as it moves the data closer to the processor. When scale-out is combined with solid-state drive (SSD) storage it offers far lower latency, better throughput, and increased flexibility to grow with your business. Scale-out is commonly used for virtualized workloads, private cloud, data bases, and many other business applications.So, with all of those benefits, why not spring for it and be done? Unfortunately, hyper-convergence has existed as a combination of disparate hardware and software, which comprise a “tool kit” to be assembled by technical staff. The skillset required is often beyond the capabilities of smaller businesses and the local IT and integration vendors who serve them. Many vendors offer complete, packaged “appliance” solutions … but the price tag is often high. So it’s been a bit of a “cool toys for big boys” story.Now, StarWind Software has introduced a new hyper-converged appliance that brings the benefits of software defined scale-out storage and hyper-convergence to small business and remote-office/business-office installations. StarWind HCA, a turn-key hyper-converged appliance, delivers high performance compute and storage powered by Intel® SSD Data Center Family drives.Intel® SSDs are designed with fast, consistent performance for smooth data center operation. The architecture of Intel’s SSDs ensure the entire read and write path and logical-block address (LBA) mapping has data protection and error correction. Many enterprise workloads depend not only on reliable data, but consistency in how quickly that data can accessed.  Consistent latency, quality of service, and bandwidth no matter what background activities are happening on the drive is the basis of the Intel Data Center Family.  Rigorous testing ensures a highly reliable SSD with consistent performance.StarWind HCA brings enterprise class features to your business scale-out storage and hyper-convergence “for the rest of us”. This turn-key appliance – featuring Intel® SSD Data Center Family drives – eliminates scalability and performance bottlenecks and allows computing and storage capacity to grow with the business needs.last_img read more

Win $10,000 for your nonprofit

first_imgCapital One just launched the Connect One sweepstakes – with a grand prize of $10,000 for a worthy nonprofit like yours. You can enter here. If you share information on the Connect One sweepstakes with your friends, you increase your chances of winning.If you’re not familiar with the many things Capital One is doing for nonprofits, I’ll fill you in. (Capital One is a partner of Network for Good, where I work). In addition to a site where Capital One cardholders can give to nonprofits with no fees, Capital One enables nonprofits to set up credit cards to benefit their cause. The Card Lab Connect program is described on the Capital One site here. More background on credit card fundraising is here. It’s worth checking out so your supporters can help you when shopping!last_img