Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Team ‘Trabaho’ scores championship title at the last leg of Smart Siklab Saya Manila We are young PSL F2 Logistics Manila. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe FIVB World Women’s Club Championship played at Mall of Asia Arena revealed the painful reality that Philippine volleyball is light years behind the best teams. You had to see it up close and not just on YouTube or those replays on the sports channels. Those who participated in international tournaments played abroad knew it but we all had to witness anew top-caliber volleyball up close on our shores to fully realize how late our progress was. ADVERTISEMENT Global, Minegishi share spotlight PSL-F2 Logistics Manila took a set from Turkey’s Eczacibasi VitrA, the eventual champion, in a losing effort. And yet even with foreign reinforcements, the inexperience of the squad for such a high level of play was crystal clear. The truth always hurts but if dealt with appropriately, it can be rewarding with lessons to be learned. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentFor one, club play is still important but must jive with an agreed upon international schedule. Many of the players, especially the Americans who long for a more permanent professional league of their own, try to make a living playing in Europe, Asia or the Middle East. These pros then play for their national squads when called.Club play keeps players sharp and competitive. Some prefer the grassroots or incubation approach where a team is housed and trained under one roof for international play. But unless there are sufficient funds to nurture a national team over an extended period, club play is the next best thing and can be a source of great players. MOST READ Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter Second, sound fundamentals are still the best foundations. In teams like Brazil’s Rexona Sesc or Italy’s Pomi Casalmaggiore, all players have well-rounded skills that allow coaching to emphasize strategy rather than teaching or sharpening skills. Filipino teams on all levels still need to work on some of the most basic moves.There are differences on how to go about having stronger Philippine competition for international meets. Before volleyball’s resurgence, “political” differences (why they’re tagged as such is intriguing and at the same time mind-boggling) in the sport’s leadership stalled development efforts, consistent local tournament play and international exposure. Now, the differences have not fully mended but here we are trying to play tag with volleyball’s finest.It’s great volleyball is alive and well in the country. We just have to work harder to strengthen our international game.ADVERTISEMENT EDITORS’ PICK 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments
16 May 2014 A team of South African and Japanese astronomers, using the Southern African Large Telescope as well as an infra-red survey facility at Sutherland in the Northern Cape, has discovered the first known stars in the flared disk of the Milky Way galaxy, the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) announced on Wednesday. The stars, known as Cepheid variables, are situated on the far side of the galaxy, approximately 80 000 light years from the Earth. “The discovery is important because stars like these will allow astronomers to test theoretical ideas about how galaxies, like the Milky Way in which we live, formed,” the SAAO said in a statement. “In particular these stars, which are close to the effective edge of the Milky Way, will help astronomers trace the distribution of the very mysterious dark matter.” Dark matter is known to be an important component of all galaxies, but its nature and distribution remain elusive. “The five stars involved in this discovery are very special ones whose brightness changes regularly on a cycle time of a few days,” the SAAO said, adding: “These Cepheid variables have characteristics that allow their distances to be measured accurately.” The team used observations made at the SAAO’s site in Sutherland to determine the distances of these stars and their locations within the galaxy. “The majority of stars in our galaxy, including our own sun, are distributed in a flat disk,” the SAAO explained. “Early in the 21st century, radio astronomers discovered that hydrogen gas, of which the galaxy contains a great deal, flared away from the disk at large distances from the galactic centre, but until now no one knew that stars did the same thing.” The team comprised University of Cape Town professor Michael Feast, John Menzies and Patricia Whitelock, both from the SAAO, and Noriyuki Matsunaga from the University of Tokyo. Their findings were published online in international scientific journal Nature on Wednesday. SAinfo reporter
Manufacturing is in the process of being transformed by technology. Business models are changing along with underlying business processes. Those businesses that are able to make the change have seen average increases of 28.5 percent of their revenues according to TATA Consultancy. The Internet of Things (IoT) is having a strong influence on the direction of manufacturing, improving both the efficiency and flexibility of the manufacturing process. Huawei estimates that by 2025 there will be 100 billion connected devices, with the majority being on the industrial side.The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is being driven by four things:Sensors. Anything, from machines, to packages, to people can be tagged and monitored.Internet Everywhere. No matter where something is, it is able to update and stream information about itself onto the internet.Advanced Hardware. Manufacturing techniques like 3D printing provide great flexibility and can adopt quickly to changing requirements.Analytics. Smart software, data processing and analytics is able to extract information and identify trends from device data.Ciaran Dynes, Vice President of Products at Talend, wrote that “the business benefits that IIoT promises will far outweigh the challenges that may need to be overcome in order to get there. To stay competitive, today’s companies will need to staff up, strategize, and plan for the newly connected world, or risk being outperformed.”
Left-arm spinner Steve O’Keefe made sure India A did not get away too far as he bagged figures of 3-83 for Australia A to reduce the hosts to 267/6 in their second innings at the end of third day’s play of the second and last four-day cricket match at the M.A. Chidambaram stadium here on Thursday.Resuming the day at 329/9, the visitors added 20 more runs to be finally bowled out for 349 as Pragyan Ojha got rid of Andrew Fekete for 10.After conceding a first innings lead of 214, India were jolted upfront as skipper Cheteshwar Pujara got out cheaply for 11, failing to make his ground. Opener Abhinav Mukund and India’s Test captain Virat Kohli then got together to put on a partnership of 63 runs for the second wicket.Both batsmen looked at ease facing the Australian bowling attack with Kohli racing to 45 which included five delightful boundaries. Just when the duo looked well settled O’Keefe rocked Kohli’s citadel.Also read: Australia A bowl out India A for 135However, Mukund carried on batting unfazed by the loss of two wickets and forged another partnership with Karun Nair who scored a pacy 31 of just 34 balls.Australia pacer Gurinder Sandhu then got rid of Nair as the score read 134/3 in 45.5 overs. Mumbai batsman Shreyas Iyer then got together with Mukund to knit yet another useful partnership of 70 runs. But could not carry on to make it big.Mukund (59) fell shortly after getting to his fifty while Iyer soon followed his footsteps as the host found themselves struggling at 210/5. Wicket-keeper Naman Ojha was the last man to go as he spooned one to Usman Khawaja off an O’Keefe delivery.advertisementIndia A added 10 runs more after Ojha’s loss to rest at 267/6 at the end of the third days play. They lead only by 53 runs with four wickets to spare.Brief Scores: India A 135 & 267/6 (Abhinav Mukund 59, Shreya Iyer 49; Steve O’Keefe 3-83) vs Australia A 349 (Cameron Bancroft 150, Callum Ferguson 54; Baba Aparajith 5-86, Pragyan Ojha 4-107).
MLS has announced an overhaul of its playoff system that will see more teams involved and a single-leg elimination format introduced from the 2019 season. Fourteen teams will make up the revised postseason field, up from 12 this year in a nod to the league’s continued expansion – Los Angeles FC joined the league in 2018 and Cincinnati will compete for the first time next term. The top seed from each conference will get a bye in the first round and will face the winner of the clash between the fourth and fifth seeds in the conference semifinals. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Teams will not be re-seeded based on upsets during postseason matches, as they have in the past, and the higher seed will be the host in each round, offering a greater reward for their regular-season performance. By eliminating two-legged matches in the conference semifinals and finals, the more streamlined bracket will fit entirely between FIFA’s October and November international breaks. The 2019 regular season will conclude on October 6, about three weeks earlier than in 2018, with the playoffs set to start on October 19 and just ahead of the October FIFA international date, giving teams a bit of recovery time between the regular season and the start of the playoffs. A date of November 10 has been set for the MLS Cup, which was played on December 8 this year, leaving the entire league schedule nearly a full month shorter. The move, according to a league release, is partially targeted at better weather conditions for MLS Cup should it be held in a cold-weather market, where average temperatures are, according to the league, 10 to 17 degrees warmer in early November when compared to early December. The new format also seems likely to stick around for a while. The earlier end date will have MLS in line with the schedule for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, which is slated to start on November 21. Statistics also show that the move to single elimination will actually benefit the home sides, which have advanced nearly 64 percent of the time in single elimination matches while they have won just 55 percent of the time in the two-legged format.
Milan Skriniar: Inter Milan must defend betterby Carlos Volcano18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveMilan Skriniar says Inter Milan must defende better after defeat to Juventus.The Nerazzurri lost 2-1 midweek at Camp Nou and the same result this evening in the Derby d’Italia at San Siro.“It has been a mixed week, because we played not badly in Barcelona and here tonight too. We kept the ball and created chances, but were unable to score the goals,” Skriniar told Sky Sport Italia.“Juve are a strong side, we all knew that. We have a lot to improve and that’s the beauty of it, as we are constantly learning and developing.“I think we need to be more aggressive in our defending around the penalty area, as Barcelona were very dangerous there too with their passes. We need to get closer to the forwards.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Dani Olmo insists he’s happy at Dinamo Zagrebby Carlos Volcano12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSpain Under-21 playmaker Dani Olmo insists he’s happy at Dinamo Zagreb.Olmo was linked with a return to Barcelona over the summer, along with Tottenham.He told Marca: “In the end there was no way out but I’m glad I stayed at Dinamo. They have given me a lot and this year we have the opportunity to play in the Champions League after having an incredible campaign last year. We qualified for the Champions League for the first time after 49 years and we want to do something great and for that, we need all the players.”It is a competitive league, it is not at the level of the Top 5 but in the end we play in European competitions, and coming to the national team helps me to keep improving.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
IOWA CITY, IA – SEPTEMBER 10: Fans cheer as the Iowa Hawkeyes face the Iowa State Cyclones on September 10, 2016 at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)Iowa is 12-0, ranked fourth in the College Football Playoff, and headed to the Big Ten championship game for the first time in program history. Hawkeyes fans are feeling pretty good right now. One Iowa fan created an awesome “Back in Black” hype video to commemorate the season thus far. In addition to the guitar-heavy sounds of AC/DC, the video contains audio clips of Fox Sports’ Colin Cowherd, who called the Hawkeyes “frauds” recently and incorrectly predicted they would beat Nebraska. It’s pretty clear that right now, no one is going to rain on Iowa’s parade, not even Colin Cowherd. Come Saturday, Michigan State will try to put a damper on the black and gold party.
Advertisement The groundbreaking event series (title to be announced) will feature a range of stand-up specials from comedians diverse in style, gender, and ethnicity and will tape in seven languages (French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Dutch, German and English). Stand-up fans around the world can celebrate as they discover their new favorite comedians, with all episodes launching at once.“Few things are better than discovering a new comedian you love,” said Lisa Nishimura, VP, Original Documentary and Comedy, Netflix. “With this event, we’re creating a true comedy festival experience for our members where they can scour the globe from home to find some of the freshest voices in comedy.”The roster of stand-up comedians that will record at this year’s Just for Laughs from July 24 – July 29 in Montreal, is listed below:United StatesChris D’EliaNeal BrennanNicole ByerNick SwardsonUnited KingdomNish KumarJoel DommettMae MartinEllie TaylorFranceShirley SouagnonJason BrokerssTwo additional comedians to be announcedAfricaLoyiso GolaLoyiso MadingaTumi MorakeRiaad MoosaAustraliaJoel CreaseyNazeem HussainNew ZealandUrzila CarlsonCal WilsonCanadaAdib AlkhalideyFrançois BellefeuilleIvan DeckerLouis-José HoudeKatherine LevacDave MerhejeDeanne SmithK. Trevor WilsonMiddle EastMoayad AlnefaieAdi KhalefaRawsan HallakIbraheem AlkhairallahIn addition to recording at Just for Laughs, additional comedians will tape specials in São Paulo, Mexico City, Mumbai, Berlin and Amsterdam with comedian names to be announced.About NetflixNetflix is the world’s leading internet entertainment service with 125 million memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments. Twitter Advertisement Laughter is the universal language as 47 comedians from 13 regions line up for an unprecedented stand-up spectacularSets to be filmed at the upcoming Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, along with São Paolo, Mexico City, Mumbai, Berlin and AmsterdamHollywood, Calif. – July 10, 2018 – Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment service, will bring together 47 comedians from 13 regions in an unprecedented stand-up comedy event series premiering in 2019. Each comedian will perform a half-hour stand-up special, some of which will be recorded at the upcoming Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, with sets also being taped in Brazil, Mexico, India, Germany and The Netherlands. All episodes will be released at once. Login/Register With: Advertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment
(Front page photo from brief Jan. 16 blockade by Six Nations. Photo courtesy of Laura Lepper)APTN National NewsIn Ontario, Six Nations and non-Aboriginal protesters fond coming ground blocking access to windmill construction sites near Six Nations territory.APTN National News reporter Delaney Windigo has this story.