Perasol, UP still confident of Final 4 chances despite heartbreaker to Adamson

first_imgGov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Despite witnessing Sean Manganti rip the heart out of the Fighting Maroons in their 80-72 loss last Sunday, UP head coach Bo Perasol remained positive of his team’s chances of entering the Final Four of the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament.“I’m really positive about our chances,” said Perasol. “The way we see our players played, how we played is just a sign of immaturity as a group, but I told them this is not the time to think about that.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissUP had a chance to take the no. 4 spot in the standings had it completed its ill-fated comeback attempt against the Soaring Falcons.The Fighting Maroons were down 67-48 at one point in the second half before going on a frenzied 22-7 run that cut the deficit to 74-70. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. South Korean World Cup footballer banned over military service fakes Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil But that was when Manganti stepped in.Manganti found himself open at the right wing and his three-pointer with 1:14 left for the dagger, giving them a 77-70 lead.Perasol said they have to quickly recover on the soul-crushing loss and get as much wins in their remaining three games.“This is the time to do something, for us to really have a chance for the Final Four,” said Perasol. “Whether we’re immature or mature enough, it doesn’t matter. We need to do something to win the next game, the next, and the next.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college University of the Philippines isn’t giving up its fight just yet.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Liverpool to sign Man U CL winner and brilliant midfielder ‘deal done’ – latest news and rumours from Anfield

first_img One of the best young players in Europe ‘going to Liverpool’ – read all about the report from Italy, below, then find out the latest on Carlos Tevez’s proposed move to Liverpool by clicking the yellow arrow above, right! – According to Italian outlet Tuttosport, Kovacic is on his way to Anfield. They claim Liverpool will cough up £16m to sign the Inter and Croatia star – who played for his nation in their 1-1 draw against Italy in the Euro 2016 qualifiers – with an extra £2m to be paid in add-ons. Tuttosport’s headline, translater into English, reads: “Inter’s Kovacic goes to Liverpool”. The signing of Paulo Dybala by Juventus could pave the way for Carlos Tevez to sign for Liverpool – read all about it below, then click right to find out which highly rated international defender could move to Anfield instead of Old Trafford! – The Liverpool Echo suggest that “Liverpool could complete a shock move for Carlos Tevez this week”, as the Argentine’s spell with Champions League runners up Juventus comes to an end. The local Liverpool newspaper report that the talk coming from Italy is of an Anfield move potentially luring the former Manchester United striker back to the Premier League, in the face of competition from Atletico Madrid and Boca Juniors. The fee would likely be a potentially bargain £10m, although with Tevez now 31, this goes against the grain of the ‘re-sale value’ policy favoured by the Reds’ owners, Fenway Sports Group. Liverpool to improve initial bid for Nathaniel Clyne and thwart Man United, claim the Mirror – read all about it below – The Reds’ initial £10m bid for Southampton right-back Clyne was turned down by Southampton, probably mindful of the millions they got from Liverpool last summer and the interest of Man United in the England defender. Now the Mirror claim Liverpool are ready to up their original offer, potentially to the £15m the Saints are hoping to secure for Clyne’s services. Is he worth the money? Join the debate, below! 3 3 3 For all the latest Liverpool transfer news and views, bookmark for your Liverpool fix on Facebook, head to would you like to see Liverpool sign this summer, following the relatively cheap additions of James Milner, Danny Ings and Adam Bogdan?Share your views on Liverpool’s transfer business – just leave a comment below, we would love to hear from you!last_img read more


first_imgKillybegs Credit Union, which serves all of South West Donegal, is in a very healthy condition with receipts for the past year in excess of €8.5m.KillybegsThe body’s income is running more than half a million euro ahead of expenditure for the 12 months, and reserves comfortably in excess of Central Bank requirements.This was stated at the 45th annual general meeting of the organisation in the Bay View Hotel which was attended by more than 80 members. Killybegs Credit Union serves the area south the Gweebarra and west of Inver bridge, including the communities of Glenties, Ardara, Glencolmcille, Carrick, Kilcar, Bruckless, Dunkineely and, of course, Killybegs.Outgoing chairman, Mr Colm Cunningham, emphasised to the AGM the importance of new legislation and the changed relationship with the Central Bank of Ireland.But he stressed that Killybegs Credit Union had no reason to be anxious about the changes as it more than met all requirements. He thanked the members, his fellow directors and the staff and volunteers for their help and support during his time as chairman.The following were elected to serve for the coming year: Anne Marie Burke, Alan Darnell, Colm Cunningham, John Mc Swiggan, Conor Conaghan, Marian Mc Guinness, and Colin Mabon. KILLYBEGS CREDIT UNION POST HEALTHY RECEIPTS OF €8.5MILLION was last modified: February 12th, 2014 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:Killybegs Credit Unionlast_img read more

Microsoft Caught With Hand in Plurk’s Cookie Jar?

first_imgCurrently, the Microsoft microblog site reads something along the lines of “We regret to inform you that the service is temporarily not available due to system maintenance. Please visit the site again later. We apologize for the inconvenience.”Perhaps they ought to be apologizing to Plurk for the inconvenience.“We were absolutely shocked and outraged,” wrote Plurk rep Dave Thompson, “when we first saw with our own eyes the cosmetic similarities Microsoft’s new offering had with Plurk…“We’re still in shock asking why Microsoft would even stoop to this level of wilfully plagiarizing a young and innovative upstart’s work rather than reach out to us or innovate on their own terms.”Microsoft has issued this press release that passes the buck on to an unnamed third-party contractor. Is it likely that the Microsoft executives in charge of producing the microblog were a) unaware of Plurk’s existence and design to the extent that they wouldn’t recognize a clone as such, and b) that they didn’t simply point at Plurk and tell their vendors to “make us one of those”?Having had some experience in both startup development processes and corporate application deployment, I personally know very well that a criminal amount of IP theft goes on every day in Silicon Valley and around the world. Most of the time, the offending parties are operating under the belief that they won’t get caught. And a great deal of the time, they’re not caught.We must, however, applaud Microsoft’s taking the site down to investigate the matter rather than being defensive or litigious. Still, the software giant should be accepting more accountability for the attempted theft that was conducted in its name and under the auspices of its brand.What do you think? Who is to blame in this situation? Cast your vote below, and tell us what you really think in the comments. Related Posts This morning, we got news that Microsoft had unequivocally ripped off design and code from marginally successful microblogging service Plurk.Now, we’re seeing reports – and seeing for ourselves on the Microsoft website – that the knockoff site has been unceremoniously ganked from the tubes. Did a major corporation get caught red-handed stealing intellectual property from a startup? Say it ain’t so! More interestingly, is the removal of the site an admission of guilt? And are these side-by-side source code screenshots incriminating or what?We received an email from a Plurk co-founder Amir Salihefendic this morning calling MSN China’s Juku an obvious plagiarism. The proof is in the pudding. And the screenshots. And the source code: jolie odell Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Microsoft#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

How An Army Of MakerBot Replicators Will 3D-Print The Future [Video]

first_imgAt the MakerBot booth, the company had a wall of its Replicator 2 machines whirring away printing miniature houses and all manner of other things one might find in the Thingiverse, the online treasure trove of 3D printing patterns. Some items are whimsical, sure, but the future of DIY manufacturing powered by open-source databases looks bright.Check out our photos of the new MakerBot Replicator 2X and its creations above and watch an army of Replicator 2s in action in our video below.  Tags:#3d printing#CES 2013 Video and images by Taylor Hatmaker. “The MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer that we introduced this past September, is probably going to be one of the most successful 3D desktop printers of 2013, and we love its ease of use and reliability. But there are many ABS Filament fans out there that want to keep using ABS, even though it can be a trickier and more challenging product to use.” Ever seen a 3D printer in action? If not, here’s your chance.At CES 2013, MakerBot showed off its new Replicator 2X, an “experimental” version of the company’s landmark 3D printer that offers some twists on the Replicator 2’s design. The 2X features dual extruding nozzles that allow printing in multiple colors, and it uses thermoplastic ABS instead of the material known as PLA, which tends to be the preferred material for those new to the 3D printing world.“If you are a MacGyver, a Doc Brown or have a little mad scientist in you, and want to experiment with one of the fullest-featured desktop 3D printers and see where it can take you, the MakerBot Replicator 2X Experimental Desktop 3D Printer is for you,” said Makerbot co-founder and CEO Bre Pettis. Related Posts 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout taylor hatmaker 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

Nadal pulls out of Mexican Open as hip injury flares up

first_imgRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Stunner Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving FILE – Spain’s Rafael Nadal reacts during his singles match against Belgium’s David Goffin on day two of the ATP World Tour Finals tennis tournament at the O2 Arena in London on November 13, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Glyn KIRKACAPULCO, Mexico — Rafael Nadal’s comeback from a hip injury is on hold after the second-ranked Spaniard pulled out of the Mexican Open, saying he needs more time to recover.Nadal was forced to retire during the Australian Open quarterfinals and hasn’t played since. He was set to play Feliciano Lopez in his opening match on Wednesday but said he felt pain during his final training session on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Nadal said “I think this is less serious than what happened there (in Australia). But there is a risk to make this problem bigger.”The former No. 1 still hopes to be fit to play in Indian Wells and Miami next month.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutNadal won the Acapulco tournament in 2005 and 2013. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC AFP official booed out of forumlast_img read more

Life Ban for Greek Tennis Player

first_imgLONDON — Greek tennis player Alexandros Jakupovic has been banned from the sport for life for breaking rules on match-fixing.The Tennis Integrity Unit says that 34-year-old Jakupovic was found guilty of five charges under the sport’s anti-corruption program.Jakupovic, whose career-high ranking was No. 267 in 2008, played in two ATP challenger tournaments this season, losing both of his matches. He has career earnings of $116,707.Details of how Jakupovic broke the rules were not given.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Australia team profile

first_img Bowler Marcus Stoinis Marcus Stoinis Bowler Jason Behrendorff Jason Behrendorff Tim Paine Captain NZ PAK Matthew Wade Matthew Wade Mitchell Starc Mitchell Starc Steve Smith Steve Smith Wicket Keeper Nathan Coulter-Nile Nathan Coulter-Nile WI ENG Bowler Batsman Wicket Keeper Adam Zampa Adam Zampa Shaun Marsh Shaun Marsh Peter Handscomb Peter Handscomb Batsman Batsman Pat Cummins Pat Cummins Strengths: Australia regained the World Cup title on home soil in 2015 and has the best win-loss ratio of any team at the quadrennial tournament. Has increasing confidence coming into the tournament on an eight-game winning streak after rallying from 2-0 down for a 3-2 series win in India and sweeping Pakistan 5-0. Will have a strong top order with Finch and Usman Khawaja finding form and David Warner and Steve Smith returning from their 12-month bans to restore a wealth of experience and depth to the batting. Mitchell Starc has returned from injury to add some x-factor to the pace attack and lend the in-form Pat Cummins a hand. Varied spinning options with Adam Zampa and Nathan Lyon in the squad. Aaron Finch Aaron Finch SA Batsman Bowler Australia IND AFG BAN All-Rounder David Warner David Warner Glenn Maxwell Glenn Maxwell Australia Kane Richardson Kane Richardson Team Profile Wicket Keeper The Australian cricket team, in most eras, is probably the most successful team in world cricket. Along with England, it is the oldest team in Test cricket, having played in the first Test match in 1877. The Aussies have also led the ICC Test Championship table for a major period of time since the creation of the table system in 2001. The South African cricket team did lead this table for a brief period in 2003 before Australia resumed the first position.The team has won many accolades leading the ODI Championship table regularly and also being named World Team of the Year at the Laureus World Sports Awards in recognition of their world record sequence of Test match victories. Some of the world’s greatest cricketers have been Australian with Sir Don Bradman being right up there in the list of illustrious cricketers. Allan Border, Ian Healy, Steve Waugh, Adam Gilchrist, Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne have been splendid examples of Aussie cricketing genius. Ricky Ponting, another Aussie legend, was the most successful captain in Tests as well as ODIs. For over 100 years, the Kangaroos have been famously engaging in a cricket war with their arch-rivals, England in a series called ‘The Ashes’ and have dominated the win percentage for most of the years.Australia have been a dominant force, winning the ICC World Cup on multiple occasions. They first won in the year 1987 and then were crowned champions in three editions in a row – 1999, 2003, and 2007. They were undefeated in a staggering 34 consecutive World Cup matches, until Pakistan ended the streak by beating them in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup. However, Australia’s hopes of winning their fourth consecutive title were shattered when they were knocked out by India in the quarter-finalsThe Aussies though reclaimed the trophy in 2015, which was their 5th World Cup title and first under the captaincy of Michael Clarke. They became only the second team, after India, to win it on home soil. New Zealand were the team they beat in the finals. There was a change in leadership post that success as Steven Smith was given the command of the Australian team. Although after that, they haven’t been at their best with star players retiring. A poor Champions Trophy followed and their poor form continued in the Test match format as well. However, they bounced back brilliantly with an excellent Ashes win Down Under in 2017/18. Bowler Bowler All-Rounder Bowler Nathan Lyon Nathan Lyon SL AUS Alex Carey Alex Carey Weaknesses: Coming off a turbulent period while former captain Smith and vice-captain Warner were suspended for their roles in a ball-tampering controversy in a test match in South Africa. In the fallout, Australia has a new coach, new federation chairman and a new outlook on the game after going through a lengthy drought in the ODI format.Best World Cup performance: Champions (1987, ’99, 2003, ’07, ’15).Last World Cup: Winner.Captain: Aaron FinchCoach: Justin LangerWorld Cup win-loss record: 62-20, 1 tie, 1 NR.ICC ODI Ranking: 5Players to watch: Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc.last_img read more