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Mighty-PH turns back Syrian club

first_imgTom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history DUBAI, United Arab Emirates—Mighty Sports-Philippines overcame a rugged Syrian side Al Wahda, 85-81, Tuesday night to complete a four-game sweep of the group stage in the 30th Dubai International Basketball Championships at Shabab Al Ahli Club gym here.Justin Brownlee finished with 27 points and nine rebounds for Mighty while Roosevelt Adams caught fire in the final period where he pumped in 10 of his 21 points to boost the Filipino club.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES 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 Mighty also survived with its defense, locking down its foes to flip a 70-76 deficit in four minutes.The victory assured Mighty Sports of the top seed in its group ahead of the knockout stages.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“I’m just happy with the win,” said Mighty Sports coach Charles Tiu. “We talked about it at the start of the tournament, I told the team that we still haven’t faced adversity.”“And when the time comes, we have to stick together, so today, we faced a lot of adversity; we were down late in the game.” In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlecenter_img Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palami ponders; Azkals achieve–not! Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READlast_img read more

US$161,000 Multipurpose Complex for Nimba

first_imgThe Nimba Citizens Union of Australia, in collaboration with the Tappita City Council, is undertaking a multi complex City Hall Project in Tappita Nimba County. This Project is the Union’s way of contributing to development in their county.The project, which is expected to be dedicated in July 2015, will have facilities for four conference rooms, offices, auditorium, 10 toilets, a children’s playground and a parking lot. It is estimated to cost over one hundred sixty-one thousand five hundred and United States dollars (US$161,500.00).A high powered delegation from the Union, headed by Mr. J. Tolekpeh Quetee, the federal president of Nimba Citizens’ Union of Australia will arrive in Monrovia today March 17, for the ground-breaking ceremony scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 22, in Tappita City, Nimba County.According to Edward Dennis, assistant secretary of the Union, the chairman and members of the Nimba Legislative Caucus, the superintendent, the development superintendent and other officials of Nimba County, prominent Nimba citizens in government, the private sector, and the business community, are all urged to attend and participate in the ceremony.The Nimba Union of Australia believes giving back to the county and the country at large, remains the prime focus of citizens in the Diaspora.The group encouraged citizens of other counties to emulate their example in order to continue the development of the nation.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Gor’s Kahata leads kits for Africa visits to Ruiru and Dandora

first_img0Shares0000The initiative launched three years ago encourages football players and fans to donate their old kit to sports-mad communities across Africa.NAIROBI, Kenya, May 21 – Gor Mahia and Harambee Stars creative midfielder Francis Kahata led Kits for Africa initiative at the Ruiru stadium, distributing football wear donated by SportPesa’s partner clubs in Europe to his homebase.Kahata, who was raised in Ruiru, lauded the initiative adding that support for training gear will go a long way in boosting the morale of budding footballers who benefit from these donations. “I appreciate Kits for Africa administrators for sharing the donations in Ruiru. I remember playing with no boots and sometime bare-chested as I was growing up here. This is a good way to motivate the young talents and I hope they will work hard in return,” said Kahata, who was recently named to the Kenyan National Football team for AFCON.The Kits for Africa donations were distributed to 30 teams from Ruiru, 20 from Thika and 10 from Dandora.The initiative launched three years ago encourages football players and fans to donate their old kit to sports-mad communities across Africa.“Football in the neighborhood is faced by a lot of challenges. Some players give up mainly because they lack proper gear and opt to do other things instead,” added Posta Rangers player Simon Mbugua who also grew up in the same neighbourhood as Kahata.Kahata used the event to drum up support for his club Gor Mahia ahead of Sunday’s Mashemeji Derby. He called on the Ruiru football fans to show up in large numbers to the match which will be held at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani from 4.15pm.Earlier in the day, Coach William Muluya of Kariobangi Sharks helped distribute the Kits for Africa donations in Dandora. He said the initiative is a good way of nurtuting football talent from the early stages within the local neighborhoods and would help keep the youngsters focused.0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Audi, colleges team to reduce CO2 emissions

first_imgAudiStreets: Audi and Berkeley’s California Partners for Advanced Transit and Highways – PATH – are working to determine the feasibility of gathering and sharing real-time information about traffic on freeways and surface streets, as well as the status of relevant public transit routes. Environmentally friendly navigation: The University of California, Riverside, will crunch information generated by AudiStreets with data about road grades and speed limits to create “viable, emissions-friendly routing decisions” for Audi’s navigation system. Smart engines: Berkeley will factor engine performance into the equation, using AudiStreets data to automate emissions-friendly engine-control decisions. Smart nodes: Some Audi models already are equipped with miniature cameras to help with parking and lane safety. Stanford researchers hope to use the gizmos to capture images that could be used to determine traffic volume and other information for the AudiStreets network. Incentive modeling and user behavior: Stanford also will test various incentives to promote the use of environmentally friendly cars and driving behavior. “We know our customers are already eco-conscious, but sometimes it doesn’t hurt to know how we can give them an extra nudge to think green,” the company said. Vibration energy harvesting: Stanford will try to create micro-electromechanical systems that would convert routine vehicle vibrations into a clean energy source for on-board sensors. The goal is a lighter Audi – one with less wiring that would use a network of sensors to maximize performance. I’ll bet Stanford is more than equal to the task. After all, this is the institution that brought us “The Play,” that frantic last-second kickoff return that beat Cal. And that was way back in 1982, when cars, and people, were not nearly as smart as they are now.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! If German automaker Audi AG has its way, the term “optimized CO2 route” could someday be as well-known as HOV lane or SigAlert. Through an effort called “Clean Air, a Viable Planet,” Audi is using its technological expertise to make cars, and their drivers, smarter. Audi’s California Electronic Research Lab is partnering with three universities – University of California at Berkeley, Stanford and UC Riverside – on six research projects to reduce CO2 emissions. Daniel Rosario, Audi’s manager of Connected Vehicles, said the shortest route to someplace might not be the best air-quality wise. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ“The path between two points can be measured in distance, but it can also be measured in the amount of carbon dioxide that our vehicles emit.” On the roads, vehicles would share information. Connected cars would pass road and traffic data back and forth, and drivers could use the data to decide the best route to maximize fuel-efficiency and lower carbon emissions. Engineers already have the technology to connect vehicles, it just has to be integrated into what Rosario calls an “Intelligent Vehicle Network.” Better driving habits can boost fuel efficiency by 20 percent, he said. Here’s a look at what Audi and the three universities will be exploring: last_img read more

RUGBY NEWS: LETTERKENNY RFC NOTES

first_imgLetterkenny produce superb result away to NewryLetterkenny made the long trip to Newry on Saturday in the first league game of the season and sent out a message to the other teams in the league with a 60 – 5 win. The game started in fine conditions with Letterkenny immediately applying pressure on the Newry line with a series of quick recycles resulting in a try from Michael Turvey under the posts. Conversion by Brian Peoples. The Newry kick off went out on the full and Letterkenny attacked down the right with Egan and Williamson making the space for John Anthony McFadden to outpace the cover and score out on the right, conversion missed. With Jason Daley in the sin bin Newry came into the game and spent some time in the Letterkenny half without looking like troubling the defence and it was Letterkenny who grabbed the next score when some great handling from Daley and Egan led to a score from centre Andrew Gibson who had started the move with some straight running in midfield. An injury to a Newry player saw them reduced to 14 men and Letterkenny’s Shaun Dunleavy also had to leave the field for extensive treatment from Physio Ray Kenna. Newry defended strongly for the rest of the half but Shane Mc Art still managed to score after a powerful run down the left and with Peoples adding the conversion and also knocking over a penalty the halftime score stood at 30-0 to the Donegal men.The second half was also a one sided affair with Letterkenny adding a further 5 tries from Liam McGlynn, Jason Daley, Damien Williamson, Michael Turvey and Conor Dunleavy but the Newry men never gave up and scored a fine try of their own before the end. Final score 60-5.Letterkenny will be pleased with the result but wont be getting carried away with the scoreline and the boys are already looking forward to the next league game against PSNI on the 13th October at Derry YMCA. There were a number of fine performances with Michael Turvey impressing with 2 tries and Andrew Gibson made huge ground every time he carried the ball. Up front the Dunleavy brothers carried well and dominated the line outs and captain Karl Egan had a powerful display at number 8. Conor Roynane made his debut at tight head and is a welcome addition to the squad.There is no game for the firsts next week but the 2nd XV play Tir Connail in the league, would all interested players please contact new captain Ronan O’Donnell or Tony McBride or David Doherty.15.Brian Peoples 14.John Anthony McFadden 13.Paul Cassidy 12.Andrew Gibson 11.Jason Daley 10.Michael Turvey 9.Damien Williamson 8.Karl Egan(c) 7.Liam McGlynn 6.Shane MacArt 5.Conor Dunleavy 4.Shaun Dunleavy 3.Conor Ronayne 2.Rory McGonagle 1.Kevin McLaughlinFriday 5th October – Mini Rugby teams Under 7s up to Under 11s have fixture on Friday evening in City of Derry RFC. Under 12s fixture to be confirmed please check website.Meet at Ballyraine National School at 5.15pm. Matches start at 6.30 in Derry. Please note there will be mini training on Saturday morning as usual at 9.30am for all mini teams including the Under 6s.Saturday 6th October – U13, U15 and U17 youth rugby teams are playing their first league matches at home against Carrick RFC. All players to meet at the club grounds at 10.10am for kick off at 11am. Under 19s are playing at 2.30pm at home. Please check website for details of all fixtures results and reports.Club dinner is booked Saturday November 3rd for all club members. Please keep your diaries free. RUGBY NEWS: LETTERKENNY RFC NOTES was last modified: October 1st, 2012 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:Letterkenny Rugby Club noteslast_img read more

€200,000 FOR KILMACRENNAN ROAD IMPROVEMENTS

first_imgTHE Government has allocated €200,000 for road improvements on the N56.The Department says €120,000 has been allocated for the Coolboy-Kilmacrennan route, under the NRA’s Pavement & Minor Works budget.The stretch of road is poor – and the scene of several accidents in recent years. Another €80,000 has also been set aside for works at a junction in Kilmacrennan. €200,000 FOR KILMACRENNAN ROAD IMPROVEMENTS was last modified: January 23rd, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:000 FOR KILMACRENNAN ROAD IMPROVEMENTS€200last_img read more

LETTERKENNY’S ERRIGAL COLLEGE TO GET THREE NEW SCIENCE CLASSROOMS

first_imgFunding allocation has been granted to Letterkenny’s Errigal College for Curricular requirements in the form of three new Science rooms.Errigal College in Letterkenny.The move has been welcomed by Minister of State Joe McHugh and Cllr. Jimmy Kavanagh.The school has just celebrated its centenary anniversary. Minister of State Joe McHugh said the allocation is great news for Errigal College and will give this School state of the art science facilities.“Errigal College has been working extremely hard over the years towards getting the science department upgraded and I’m delighted that their persistence has now been recognised, with this allocation of funds.”“I am aware that the school recently had a full school inspection in the area of Science, and while the high standard of teaching of the subject at Errigal was recognised, it was also highlighted that the facilities were not up to the necessary standard. Following this investment, students and staff can look forward to having facilities, of the very highest standard.”“I wish to commend the Principal and staff at this school for their dedication and persistence, and to the parents committee for their continued support of the school. It is through this hard work, and enthusiasm, that this success was achieved.” Cllr. Jimmy Kavanagh, who is Chairman of the Board of Management at the school also welcomed the news.“ I’m delighted that this funding has been provided to Errigal College. This will help the school continue to progress and improve its teaching and learning facilities, which will be a huge benefit to the present students and for the future generation of young people who will attend this school in the years to come. It is much welcomed news, and is a fitting boost to the college as it celebrates its centenary year.”LETTERKENNY’S ERRIGAL COLLEGE TO GET THREE NEW SCIENCE CLASSROOMS was last modified: April 4th, 2015 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:classroomsdonegalerrigal collegeJoe McHughletterkennylast_img read more

Android Market Gets AT&T Direct Carrier Billing

first_imgThe Android Market has long been a source of frustration for Android users – it seems so much simpler to find and buy apps for the iPhone. With that in mind, a number of improvements have been announced recently by Android in order to help make both finding and purchasing apps easier. Add to that list now, AT&T Direct Carrier Billing for those Android folks (obviously) on the AT&T network. This means apps you purchase can be billed to your phone bill, instead of your having to pull out a credit card. Android Developer Ecosystem chief Eric Chu has just announced the new payment method on a blog post, noting that “The Android Market team has been working hard to deliver more forms of payment to further reduce purchase friction.”Chu says that the Direct Carrier Billing has been rolled out to all AT&T users over the past few days, along with other updates to the Market service. These include the new 15-minute refund window, an increase in the maximum .apk size, as well as content ratings and new categories for apps. The latter will include “Media & Video”, “Music & Audio”, “Business”, and “Sports” games.According to Chu, Android plans to “partner with more carriers” to bring this billing option to their subscribers. As it stands, AT&T and T-Mobile are the only US carriers that offer this. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology audrey watters Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementcenter_img What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#mobile#web last_img read more

The Hustler’s Playbook: How Hustlers Stay Focused

first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now Because you are a hustler, a lot of people are going to come to you for help with their projects. They will offer you all sorts of compensation for your involvement, from paying you directly to giving you an ownership stake in their project.You will be flattered by these offers. You will be excited by some of them too. Your excitement over these offers stems from the fact that you know how to help these people with their projects, and because you know that you have the ability to create value. In many cases, you will know exactly how to help the person asking you succeed in their venture.But in something very close to 100% of the cases, you shouldn’t get involved in other people’s projects.Here is what you need to know:Anything that isn’t part of your mission is a distraction. You aren’t going to have enough time to do all the things that you want to do when it comes to your own projects. Helping other people with their projects will distract you from your own projects, and it will push the results you need further into the future—or kill them outright. Avoid distractions by learning to say no.The time you spend helping other people with their thing is the time you are taking away from your thing. You are supposed to be doing your own meaningful work. That takes a massive investment of time and energy. By saying “yes” to other people’s projects, you are stealing time from your highest priority. Invest your time in your hustle.There will always be more offers and more projects available to you than you have bandwidth. The more successful you are, the more people will ask for your help. The number of people who need your help with interesting projects will always exceed the time you have available. You are not missing out when you turn down the opportunity to help with their project; you are missing out on your project’s success.Your laser focus on the meaningful work you are here to do should dominate your time, your energy, and your investments. Nothing should take precedence over your mission. Anything that takes your focus from that work—and your projects—is a distraction. Hustle requires focus.You are kinder by saying “no” to the people who ask for your help with their projects than you are by saying “yes” and not giving their projects the time and attention that someone else could invest.Stay focused on your hustle.last_img read more

Frankie Lim tempering expectations but optimistic for Perpetual’s campaign

first_imgPBA IMAGESMulti-titled coach Frankie Lim is tempering expectations for Perpetual in his first year as head coach.And replicating his past success with the Red Lions is definitely far from Lim’s mind.ADVERTISEMENT 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting View comments Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25Cayetano’s beef with ABS CBN? Unfair air time during 2016 campaign00:50Trending 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 “We’re not a strong team,” Lim admitted after his first game at the helm for Altas on Monday.Lim, however, had a good first impression with the team after Perpetual raced to a nine-point lead, 27-19, in the second quarter against Che’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We looked good in the first half and they surprised me. It felt like we were together for so long and I told the guys that they are playing beyond our expectations. I was just so happy that our shots are going in, we ran the floor very well, execution was almost perfect,” he said.But the Altas could not sustain their hot start and fell to the Revellers, 83-70, as immaturity got the better of his squad according to Lim. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises “Right now, the players are still wild. They really looked good when they make good decisions. But that’s the problem I have, because they feel like they’re in a tryout stage. They want to shine and show the coach that they deserve a spot,” Lim said. “But I’m positive. We just want to have experience and the realization that it takes a team to win. You cannot win by yourself. You have to be unselfish and you have to commit to the system.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.center_img LATEST STORIES MOST READ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding After scoring drop, Andre Paras admits he’s still ‘out of shape’ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers “The eagerness of the players to get the job done right away came in the second half. They were rushing things. And when our opponents fought back, we were rattled,” he observed.But Lim already has zeroed in on someone who he believes can be Perpetual’s anchor in its forthcoming games: Prince Eze.“This guy is playing a lot better compared to last year, which is the time I saw him in the NCAA,” he said after the Nigerian big man posted 15 points, 11 rebounds, and seven blocks in the defeat.“Last year, he doesn’t get the ball much. I’ve been talking to him almost every day, telling him that it’s his last year and I’m giving him a lot of offensive options for him and he just has to embrace that and he has to deliver.”Despite the loss, the 57-year-old remains optimistic with this team as he continues his preparations for the upcoming collegiate season later this year.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasalast_img read more