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Philippines wins SEA Games gold in 3×3 women’s basketball

first_imgVeteran move helps Indonesia get duathlon gold at expense of Filipino bet Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, other stars react to Oscar nominations ‘People evacuated on their own’ Bernardino’s brilliance didn’t go unnoticed as she drew MVP chants from the crowd after erupting for 10 points, mostly on daredevil drives to the basket.“I’m just so happy for the girls, especially for women’s basketball. This is our first time to compete in 3×3 and we won our gold. History again,” national team coach Pat Aquino said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“I hope that with this win, with this gold medal, all the hard work of the girls will be recognized,” Aquino, who also coaches the women’s 5-on-5 squad, added. “We’re so proud of them. All their hard work, all their sacrifices. They really love basketball. This is for the country.”Gilas was unstoppable to start the tournament until it ran into a hot-shooting Thailand side to end the preliminary round. Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China Women’s 3×3 basketball team celebrate its gold medal victory in the 2019 SEA Games. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—With the raucous hometown crowd behind, Gilas Pilipinas Women delivered the inaugural gold medal after fending off Thailand, 17-13, in 3×3 basketball of the 30th Southeast Asian Games Monday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Afril Bernardino was all heart as she led the Philippines to the gold despite reaggravating a sprained left thumb.ADVERTISEMENT That loss, however, lit the fire in the Filipinos’ belly.“They beat us in the eliminations and we badly wanted to get back at them after that,” Bernardino said.Finishing as the best 3×3 team in the region is just reaching the first stop of the journey.Gilas women are also seeking history in 5-on-5 basketball in the SEA Games where the country has yet to win the gold.ADVERTISEMENT No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist NFA assures ample rice supply in ashfall, eruption-affected areas Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesday Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee MOST READ LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (HSS) hosts 3rd annual Diya Light-up

first_imgHundreds of persons congregated to witness the National Diya Light-up at Rahaman’s Park, Houston, on the East Bank of Demerara (EBD) on Sunday evening.Prior to the lighting of the diya, the large crowd was entertained by religious and traditional performances from the Caribbean Hott Shots Band, Nirvana Humanitarian Society and the Indian Cultural Centre.A section of the large gatheringHead of HSS, Ravi Dev, in his address to the crowd, reflected on just how far Hindus in Guyana have journeyed and progressed as a culture since the days of indentureship and colonialism. “Culture is not words, it is action!” said Dev, emphasising that if one was to realise his full potential, he must take action rather than suppress the innate quality as he reflected on indentureship which sought to repress the culture and progress of East Indians.“Our people not only survived the plantation experience, but we prevailed and, in fact, we have success that we can demonstrate to this nation…” he said.Third Annual National Diya LitDev also advocated for national unity, recognising that Guyana could not develop as a nation if there was division between the various ethnicities and cultures.Also in attendance was HSS Global Head Saumitra Gokhole of India, who shared a message with the Hindu community present at the celebration, and expressed his amazement at the way Diwali is celebrated in Guyana, in consensus.“It (Diwali) is about light over darkness…darkness symbolised by ignorance, light symbolised by knowledge. The only way to do that is to get knowledgeable, to be educated… and that knowledge that we start from the simple things knowing about this world to the deepest knowledge – about the knowing of one’s self… the spiritual light within each one of us…we are all potentially divine,” said Gokhole as he pointed to various forms of darkness and ways to overcome them, as he urged persons to rise above difficulties.The Light-up was the fruit of a successful collaboration between HSS Guyana, the Public Security Ministry and various Hindu organisations.HSS Guyana performed a religious theme song as the national diya was lit.last_img read more

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City, Wigan seek FA Cup solace

first_imgCity’s fans would dearly love to interrupt the Ferguson swansong by repeating their 2011 FA Cup success and they will have been heartened by midfielder Yaya Toure’s claim that the Scot’s departure could spark a power shift in the city.“It will make a big difference,” said Toure at City’s pre-final media day.“He is a great guy, a great manager, and I hope he stays in football. He has done something unbelievable for that club.”The Ivorian added, with a wry smile: “For us, I think it is going to be very important. It is looking like Manchester City will start to dominate the Premier League. I hope.”City will spend the close season plotting how to sabotage David Moyes’ first season in the Old Trafford dug-out, but midfielder James Milner says there will be no time for thoughts of their local rivals when his side take to the field at Wembley Stadium.“I don’t think that affects us, really,” Milner said.“We concentrate on our business over here and it’s obviously big news, but all we are concentrating on is the FA Cup final.”While Saturday’s game represents an opportunity for City to salvage a disappointing season, for Wigan it falls at an unfortunate juncture in their bid to avoid relegation.Tuesday’s agonising 3-2 defeat at home to Swansea City left Wigan three points adrift of safety at the foot of the table, and with only two games of the season remaining, their seven-year sojourn among the English elite is in serious jeopardy.Manager Roberto Martinez refuses to view the cup final as a distraction, however, and with Wigan appearing in the tournament finale for the very first time, he has urged his players to seize a rare opportunity to make history.“I think in football, when you play with a fear of something to lose, which can happen when you’re in a battle to avoid relegation, sometimes you can make cagey decisions because you are playing with that fear,” said the Spaniard.“I think when you play in an FA Cup final, you haven’t got that feeling. You are playing to have something to win and that freedom allows you to enjoy your football a little bit more.“This group of players is ready. They are ready to face the occasion on Saturday. We know that we are underdogs and we play one of the biggest teams in European football, and that’s what the FA Cup is all about.”Wigan’s hopes of pulling off an upset have been compromised by injuries to key defender Maynor Figueroa, Chilean winger Jean Beausejour and utility man Ronnie Stam, but Martinez has given centre-back Antolin Alcaraz a “50-50” chance of recovering from a hamstring injury.City received some good news on Thursday when Toure declared himself fit to play after shrugging off a calf complaint.Manager Roberto Mancini has already confirmed that Costel Pantilimon will continue in goal at the expense of first-choice goalkeeper Joe Hart, having played in last month’s 2-1 defeat of Chelsea in the semi-finals.“I know he (Hart) wants to play, but we decided at the start of the season it was important for Pantilimon to play in the two cups,” Mancini said.City will start as strong favourites, but Wigan proved their worth by stunning Everton 3-0 in the quarter-finals, before sinking Millwall in the last four, and City captain Vincent Kompany has warned his side: “We have to be careful.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LONDON, England, May 10 – At the end of a week dominated by Alex Ferguson’s shock retirement as Manchester United manager, Manchester City will seek to drag the spotlight back to the blue half of the city by beating Wigan Athletic in Saturday’s FA Cup final.Victory over Wigan will give City a third major title in three seasons and salve some of the pain inflicted by United’s uncontested romp to this season’s Premier League title and their own abject group-stage exit in the Champions League.last_img read more

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Beckham signs for team Remain ahead of EU vote

first_img0Shares0000David Beckham says Britain should stay in the European Union (AFP Photo/Paul Ellis)LONDON, United Kingdom, June 21 – England football great David Beckham on Tuesday backed Britain to remain in the European Union, hailing the positive influence of European players on British football.“For our children and their children, we should be facing the problems of the world together and not alone,” said the former Manchester United star. “We live in a vibrant and connected world where together as a people we are strong. For these reasons I am voting to Remain,” he said in a statement on Facebook, two days before the crucial vote.Beckham, 41, highlighted the European influence on his star-studded career, during which he won 19 major trophies and spent four years at Real Madrid.“I grew up with a core group of young British players that included Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and the Neville Brothers,” he said in a statement.“That team might have gone on to win trophies but we were a better and more successful team because of a Danish goalkeeper, Peter Schmeichel, the leadership of an Irishman Roy Keane and the skill of a Frenchman in Eric Cantona.”Beckham also played in Milan and Paris during his 20-year career.“Those great European cities and their passionate fans welcomed me and my family and gave us the opportunity to enjoy their unique and inspiring cultures and people,” said the former midfielder.In a divisive and ill-tempered campaign, Beckham stressed that “each side has the right to their opinion and that should always be respected.“Whatever the result of Thursday’s referendum, we will always be Great,” he added.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Sir Alex Ferguson urges Man United to make Europa League title their priority

first_img1 Sir Alex Ferguson has told Jose Mourinho to make winning the Europa League Manchester United’s priority for the rest of the season.United are favourites to win the competition and will take on Anderlecht in the quarter-finals.But the Red Devils have a big Premier League showdown with Chelsea sandwiched in between the two legs, while they also face fierce rivals Manchester City later in April – two games crucial to United’s aim to breaking into the top four.However, having never won the competition before and the winner now awarded a Champions League spot, Ferguson insists Mourinho should go all out to claim Europe’s secondary crown.The legendary Old Trafford chief told ESPN: “The thing is, we’ve never won the Europa League.“We’ve never won the UEFA Cup, what it used to be, and we’ve got a great draw. I’m not saying it’s a certainty, but they’ve got a great chance.“If you win a trophy, it’s important. It doesn’t matter that it’s not the Champions League – it’s still a European trophy. And if you win it, you get into the Champions League. The incentive is greater to do that.“And your CV gets bigger. If we won the Europa League? Fantastic!“Add it to the European Cup, the Cup Winners’ Cup, the Champions League – it’s bigger and bigger. We also want to be the most successful club in England.” Sir Alex Ferguson wants Man United to go all out to win the Europa League last_img read more

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Chelsea target Foxes star, Liverpool eye Coutinho replacement, Sigurdsson latest

first_img1 Transfer rumours and paper review talkSPORT bring you all the latest headlines and top transfer-related stories in Tuesday’s newspapers…Diego Costa will not report for pre-season training with the rest of the Chelsea squad on Tuesday, as he continues to look for a move away from Stamford Bridge. (Marca)Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has told Chelsea left-back Alex Sandro is NOT FOR SALE this summer. (Sport Mediaset)The Blues are interested in Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater, with the Foxes star on the Blues’ wanted list alongside Bayern Munich’s Renato Sanches, Arsenal forward Alex Oxlade Chamberlain and Everton’s Ross Barkley. (Daily Mail)Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp could also make a move for 19-year-old Portugal midfielder Renato Sanches if playmaker Philippe Coutinho leaves to join Barcelona. (Bild)Liverpool are prepared to break their transfer record to sign defender Virgil van Dijk this summer, with the Dutchman set for talks with new Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino this week. (Liverpool Echo)Everton will step up their pursuit of Swansea maestro Gylfi Sigurdsson by offering a £50m part-exchange deal that would see 19-year-old full-back Callum Connolly join the Welsh club. (Wales Online)Reports in Spain suggest Barcelona could make a shock move for Arsenal’s former Real Madrid midfielder Mesut Ozil. (ESPN)Newcastle have entered the chase for Arsenal’s outcast striker Lucas Perez, but are yet not willing to match the Gunners’ £13.4million valuation. (Evening Standard)The Magpies risk missing out on £17.5million Benfica midfielder Andreas Samaris. (Daily Mirror)Watford have agreed a deal to buy Brazilian forward Richarlison from Fluminense for £13million. (Sky Sports)Here are the latest headlines:?‘Unless you get down on your knees and apologise then you have got to go’ – Mark Bosnich on Sunderland’s Darron GibsonChelsea’s decision to sell Nemanja Matic to Manchester United is a risk, says former goalkeeper Mark BosnichMark Warburton delighted with backing received from new Nottingham Forest owner Evangelos MarinakisLISTEN! Passionate Sunderland fan tells talkSPORT: Darron Gibson’s drunken rant was wrong, but what he said about the players was SPOT ON!‘Forget it, he’s too important for me’ – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho rules out Marouane Fellaini exitRoss Barkley ‘wage demands are pricing him out of Tottenham switch’Alexis Sanchez latest: Arsenal star prepared to hand in transfer request to force move to Manchester City – reportsTransfer ALERT! Spanish club make bid for Newcastle United and Swansea City target Ryad BoudebouzNeymar to Paris Saint-Germain LATEST: Barcelona striker to meet PSG chairman in Qatar to discuss world-record moveChelsea striker Diego Costa considering other options after growing tired with Atletico Madrid’s slow progressTransfer ALERT! Inter Milan join race for Liverpool target Naby KeitaCarl Jenkinson to Serie A? Arsenal outcast has offers from Cagliari, Sassuolo and Hellas VeronaEverton transfer BLOW! Toffees target Nikola Kalinic has ‘agreed personal terms with AC Milan’last_img read more

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Spurs top, Arsenal 11th: Premier League table based on every club’s away results

first_img 7 Maurizio Sarri’s first Premier League game in charge of Chelsea was a 3-0 win at Huddersfield Vincent Kompany and Manchester City secured a vital win at Southampton in their final match of 2018 7. Crystal Palace: Away points in 2018: 226. West Ham – Away points in 2018: 225. Manchester United – Away points in 2018: 304. Chelsea – Away points in 2018: 35 Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January tense Saints have won more away matches than home matches so far this season Winning at home in front of your fans is a priority for teams in the Premier League but if you can collect points on the road then you’re doing your chances of a successful season no harm at all.And with such the English top-flight such a competitive division, any points earned away from home should be treasured. no dice huge blow 11. Arsenal – Away points in 2018: 1810. Bournemouth – Away points in 2018: 199. Newcastle – Away points in 2018: 198. Leicester City – Away points in 2018: 21 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 3. Manchester City – Away points in 2018: 392. Liverpool – Away points in 2018: 401. Tottenham – Away points in 2018: 45 shining REVEALED 7 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 23. Fulham – Away points in 2018: 222. Swansea City – Away points in 2018: 421. Cardiff City – Away points in 2018: 520. West Brom – Away points in 2018: 7 Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City REVEALED Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 7 West Brom’s final away game in 2018 in the top flight was a 2-0 loss at Crystal Palace in May Leicester won at Cardiff in the club’s first game since the tragic death of club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha 7 15. Wolves – Away points in 2018: 1514. Burnley – Away points in 2018: 1613. Everton – Away points in 2018: 1612. Southampton – Away points in 2018: 17 gameday cracker deals Watford are much better at Vicarage Road than on the road 7 19. Stoke City – Away points in 2018: 718. Brighton – Away points in 2018: 1017. Huddersfield – Away points in 2018: 1116. Watford – Away points in 2018: 13 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars With this in mind, we wanted to see how the Premier League table would look if clubs were scored based on their away results and if the season lasted a calendar year instead of the typical nine-month format over two separate years per season.Below, you can see how the standings would be based on every side’s away form including the relegated teams from last season in England’s top flight in 2018 – courtesy of Opta. 7 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card 7 Latest Premier League News Spurs top the charts for away points in 2018last_img read more

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UW-Marshfield men’s golf takes fourth at home meet

first_imgLea finishes thirdBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — The University of Wisconsin-Marshfield/Wood County men’s golf team finished fourth at its home Wisconsin Collegiate Conference match on Friday at RiverEdge Golf Course.The Marauders had a score of 454. UW-Sheboygan County won the meet with a score of 342, 16 shots ahead of UW-Barron County. UW-Marathon County was third with a 368.Brandon Lea led Marshfield with an 83, tying for third place overall. Jordan Taylor had a 115, Jakob Bohman had a 126, and Angus Bump shot a 130 for the Marauders.On Monday the Marauders had an incomplete squad of only three golfers at the WOMBAT Junior College Golf Event at the Bull Golf Course in Sheboygan Falls.UW-Washington County won the tournament with a 354. Lea topped the Marauders with an 85, placing third overall.UW-Marshfield’s next match is Sept. 26 at Greenwood Hills Country Club in Wausau.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of read more

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The Chemistry in Digital Transformation

first_imgBack in school, the chemistry lab with its test tubes, beakers and such stuff was a pure joy. It was magical to see new substances emerge out of old ones in beakers. And it was created right there! On a few occasions, my experiments went completely awry, in a deeply invigorating way. The lab was special. Because the lab was the first place for me to witness transformation before my eyes. That is where I learnt about mixtures and compounds as well. The days in the labs help me make better sense of the chemistry in transformation. The chemistry in digital transformation as well!The distinction between mixtures and compounds was simple to understand. A compound was a new substance. You couldn’t separate its constituents even if you wanted to. Unlike a mixture. In essence, a compound represented a transformation. A compound meant the original constituents gave up their properties for a new set of properties. Oftentimes it was physical and magical too. An irrevocable change.What about chemistry in digital transformation? There isn’t any shortage of Digital Transformation projects that are announced. The question really is, do end results from these projects resemble ‘mixtures’ or do they resemble ‘compounds’?When digital technology is slapped on top of existing work/ways of work, where it runs as a parallel stream, it is analogous to a mixture. It is a mixture when leadership thinks ‘transformation’ is for “those others”. That it is done to other teams! With sanctions of resources and leadership bandwidth.The output of real change and transformation is more like compounds. That is when work is reimagined for digital! Digital is not a layer atop work. Digital technology gets enmeshed into work so much so, that work looks different. Such transformation is lasting because the old way of working has ceded space to a new way of working.I will go so far as to argue, that complete transformation takes places when the change alters the way organisations think and approach their dilemmas. It may take a while and it is difficult. But there are no shortcuts in the long road to transformation.As much as the allure of a transformed future is inviting, any organisation that seeks to go through digital transformation journeys needs to be prepared to endure pain. The change will cause enough and more disruption to current ways of working and leadership teams must be ready to face these.There is no dearth of the technology that is available for change. The problems rest in us and our incapability to imagine work differently.Originally published on InFoolBloom blog.last_img read more

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Security: Cybercrime Costs and Incidents SkyRocket

first_imgOver the last year there has been a spike in the frequency and severity of cybercrime incidents.  The number of incidents reported increased by 56 percent and the average annual cost to a mid-size business now totals $6 million.  That estimate represents damages from “direct, indirect, and opportunity costs that resulted from the loss or theft of information, disruption to business operations, revenue loss, and destruction of property, plant, and equipment.”Those estimates were made in a report sponsored by HP’s recently acquired security and compliance business, HP ArcSight, and the study was conducted by the Ponemon Institute.  The study found that over the last year the time needed to respond to a cyberattack on an medium-sized organizations increased from 14 days to 18 days, and the daily cost of responding to cyberattacks has increased from $17,600 to $23,000. The average cost for resolving the consequences of a data breach now averages $416,000.Symantec senior director Bernard Laroche, said that small and mid-sized organizations are facing increased risks to their confidential information—including bank accounts, credit card information and customer and employee records.”  The average annual cost of incidents to small businesses is $188,242.A survey by ComRes in the UK found that roughly 50 percent of adults feel less secure in their online transactions compared to a year ago.  Small business, local governments and school districts are increasingly often the targets of attacks.  Cyber security in these smaller organizations tends to be less sophisticated, making them easy targets for organized crimes.  By some accounts, these small organizations are losing as much as $1 billion annually from cyber breakins — with many of these  incidents going unreported by the media.Small and Medium sized companies are not the only ones being targeted.  Large organizations are being targeted too, and should they become a victim of cybercrime, they generally have much more to lose.  McAfee reports that a “state actor”, most likely China, is behind numerous unauthorized entries into the computer systems of governments like the United States, Taiwan, India, South Korea, Vietnam and Canada; the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN); the International Olympic Committee (IOC); the World Anti-Doping Agency; and other companies including defense contractors and high-tech enterprises.In a report released by the white house in July, the National Security Council (NSC) describes the federal governments assessment of transnational organized cyber crimes.  The report identifies an important action item for the Obama administration is to “enhance domestic and foreign capabilities to combat the increasing involvement of TOC (transnational organised crime) networks in cybercrime and build international capacity to forensically exploit and judicially process digital evidence.”last_img read more

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