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Cone to make do with what he has amid Gilas’ lack of tuneup games

first_img400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw MOST READ New deal ‘soon’ as NBA in multiple discussions to bring back games to Philippine TV Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines–Coach Tim Cone admitted that he is bothered with the lack of practice games lined up for Gilas Pilipinas ahead of Southeast Asian Games here later this November.But he added that its part of the challenge that comes with the task.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES ‘Gago’ The decorated mentor, for his part, is optimistic of Gilas’ chances despite the odds it is facing against.“I think the best we can is going to be good enough,” he said. “I really do.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientistcenter_img “Why worry about something I have no control over? The only control I have is over this practice and what I could do tonight,” he added. “And what I could do next Monday, and [perhaps] a Thursday down the line.”Cone, who opted to go with a Ginebra core for ease in preparation, bared that his staff has also made moves as of late.Jong Uichico, Cone’s deputy, is bound for Malaysia to scout the country’s national team, and Jimmy Alapag, also one of the assistants, has been tapped to arrange a tuneup game with Asean Basketball League’s Alab Pilipinas later in November.For now, Cone said they have to put more value in team practices, just as he usually does in the PBA.“If you noticed, at Ginebra, Purefoods, we don’t play a lot of practice games, Because we value [team] practice more than we value the [practice games],” he said. “We’re going to value the practices.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees ‘People evacuated on their own’ View comments “Like I’ve said, I’m a stopgap,” he told reporters after the Nationals’ practices—only its fourth overall—at Meralco Gym last Monday.“This was the challenge presented to us and [what we do] is the way we have to go about it,” he added. “We do it the best way we can.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Cone, who took the coaching job late September, was commenting about Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand all plunging into their respective friendlies to prime up for the biennial meet from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11.“Am I concerned about not playing a bunch of games? Yes, I am,” he said. “But I don’t have the opportunity [to address that].” 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) LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruptionlast_img read more

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‘I would do exactly the same!’ Arsenal fans side with signing amid exit reports

first_imgLucas Perez could be heading for the Arsenal exit, according to reports.The forward’s agent has been speaking about his client’s current situation in north London, claiming he has been given ‘no chance’ by manager Arsene Wenger this season less than a year after joining the club from Deportivo La Coruna in a £17.1m deal.Despite netting a hat-trick in the Champions League, Perez has found opportunities difficult to come by and remains down in the pecking order under Wenger.LIVE ON talkSPORT: Sutton United v Arsenal: Click here for FA Cup coverage starting from 7pm on Monday, February 20“He hasn’t received any offer yet,” Rodrigo Fernandez Lovelle is reported to have told calciomercato.com.“If Lucas leaves London – and he will leave because he’s had no chance with [Arsene] Wenger – he wants to go and play for a big club like Arsenal.“Milan is a great club and he likes them very much, even if we’ve never talked with the Rossoneri hierarchy.“Look, the truth is that Lucas wants to leave at all costs and is not happy at Arsenal, he hasn’t settled and hasn’t had a chance to play and show what he can do.“No matter who is the manager in the future, we want to go. The player must have the chance to play.”Arsenal fans have not criticised Perez, who has six goals in 17 Arsenal appearances, in the aftermath of his agent’s comments – instead they can understand his situation.Check out some reaction, below… 1 Lucas Perez: The 28-year-old reportedly wants out of Arsenal center_img Read more on talkSPORT.com: Arsenal FC transfer news: Lucas Perez wanted by Italian giants AC MilanHave you got what it takes to be the best in Europe? Sign up to Dream Team’s new Fantasy Football game and you could win £100,000!last_img read more

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Micky Gray: ‘Is THIS is the season Sunderland will go down? I’d have to say yes’

first_imgSunderland legend Micky Gray has conceded this season is likely to see the Black Cats finally lose their annual relegation and drop out of the Premier League.The Wearside outfit have cut it fine at the bottom of the table for the last four campaigns, and finished last season just two points above relegated rivals Newcastle.But this term has not gone to plan for David Moyes’ side and a miraculous great escape is not looking likely, having claimed just one victory and suffered seven defeats in their last ten games.Sunderland currently sit rock-bottom of the table and seven points from safety.Asked for his verdict on the Black Cats’ chances, former defender Gray told talkSPORT host Jim White: “This is the first time I’ve looked at it from the outside and thought, we’re really in trouble now.“Supporters are hanging onto the knowledge that we’ve been here before and have got ourselves out of it over the last four seasons.“But those same players are four years older now, and I just don’t think they can give the energy they gave four years ago to get out of it.“There is one individual in the team who is their saving grace –obviously that is Jermain Defoe.“If Jermain can come up with the goals, we’re relying on him against to save us and keep us in the Premier League.“So there’s always a percentage of hope, but if you’re asking me right now if this is the season that Sunderland will go down, I’d have to say yes.”But Gray also says leaving the Premier League could be beneficial to the club’s long-term future.The Stadium of Light hero believes moving down to the second tier would give Sunderland a chance to develop and focus on the next generation of Black Cats stars, and help rejuvenate the game in the North East.“This is where we are now,” Gray, who made over 350 appearances for the club, added.“The club is in between £40m-£60m in debt and we’ve got a chairman who wants to sell the club, so he’s not really throwing money at it.“The days of Kevin Keagan at Newcastle are gone, the days of top players coming to Newcastle, Sunderland and Middlesbrough, they’ve all gone.“There’s a realisation in the North East, we’ve got to try and find that passion and I think that might come with nurturing the youngsters coming through.“And I think the best place for Sunderland to do that might actually be in the Championship.”last_img read more

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Sterling labels Bonucci’s comments laughable after Kean is racially abused

first_img Leonardo Bonucci said his Juventus team-mate should have acted more professional on Tuesday night Raheem Sterling hit out at Leonardo Bonucci for his comments on Moise Kean revealed “We are professionals, we have to set the example and not provoke anyone.”Also writing on Instagram, Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba said: “I support every fight against racism, we’re all equal.”Pogba added in Italian: “Good Italians wake up, you can’t let a small racist group speak for you. #equalgame #respect”Juventus captain Giorgio Chiellini led the player protests to referee Piero Giacomelli, who also spoke to both managers, about the racist abuse.Cagliari skipper Luca Ceppitelli appealed directly to the home fans behind the goal for the offensive chants to stop. Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Raheem Sterling has branded criticism of Moise Kean laughable after the Juventus striker was racially abused by fans on Tuesday.Juve defender Leonardo Bonucci claimed team-mate Kean should take “50-50” of the blame for the abuse he suffered in his side’s 2-0 win at Cagliari. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 3 Kean was racially abused by Cagliari fans on Tuesday night whoops Juve midfielder Blaise Matuidi appeared to gesture to manager Massimiliano Allegri that he should take his players off.There was a delay of around three minutes. An announcement had been made over the public address system to highlight the issue – which was greeted by more jeers from some home supporters.Afterwards, Kean posted a message on Instagram with a photo of his celebration and a caption which read: “The best way to respond to racism #notoracism”.Allegri felt Kean should not have responded to the racist chants with his goal celebration – but called for the “idiots” responsible to be handed lifetime bans. REPLY 3 huge blow England international Sterling, who was racially abused in last month’s Euro 2020 qualifier in Montenegro, took to Instagram to counter Bonucci’s argument.“The blame is 50-50 @bonuccileo19,” Manchester City forward Sterling posted on his story alongside a number of laughing and applause emojis.“All you can do now is laugh.”Kean was abused all night by sections of Cagliari supporters, with monkey chants aimed at him, but the 19-year-old had the final say when scoring Juve’s second goal win with five minutes left.The Italy striker stood next to the post, his arms spread in defiant response to the abuse coming from the stands behind.His reaction was criticised by Bonucci, who told Sky Sport Italia after the game: “I think the blame is 50-50, because Moise shouldn’t have done that and the Curva (Cagliari’s ‘ultra’ fans) should not have reacted that way. Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? 3 MOST READ IN FOOTBALL The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update tense SORRY gameday cracker Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City latest Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury last_img read more

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Fouch Pleads Guilty To Causing Children’s Death In Train Wreck

first_imgShe will remain on home incarceration until she has been formally sentenced on March 8. Police arrested Fouch in September, three months after her two children were killed in the crash with a CSX train in Henryville.The crash took place on June 28 at a railroad crossing on State Road 160 near Pennsylvania Street killing Adalynn Fouch, 5, and Wyatt Fouch, 4, who were in the back seat. The children were both in the car and emergency personnel found that both had weak pulses and were partially trapped inside the car Fouch was driving, a 2005 Mitsubishi SUV. The children were later pronounced dead before they were able to be removed from the car. According to police, Fouch had been under house arrest after posting a $10,000 cash bond. Clark County Prosecutor Jeremy Mull said “A BLOOD SAMPLE DRAWN AT THE SCENE SHOWS ERICKA FOUCH HAD NORDIAZEPAM, AMPHETAMINE, METH-AMPHETAMINE AND THC OR MARIJUANA IN HER SYSTEM.”“The investigation has been ongoing since the collision occurred,” said Mull. “We had been awaiting the results of the toxicology. Upon receiving those I did file these charges because of the results they contained.”Mull said the investigation revealed that approximately one hour before the accident Fouch admitted to usingdrugs.“I know that she had meth and THC which is a result of using marijuana in her system and that as a result of that she has violated these Indiana statutes. These penalties carry a potential 42 years of incarceration. I will say that it is very unfortunate to have to file these charges under these circumstances,” Mull said.Investigators examined video from the CSX train that showed the SUV driven by Ericka Fouch did not stop before it hit the train. Video and audio showed the train was blowing its horn, as it approached the flashing railroad intersection, court records said. Autopsies of the children listed the causes of death as multiple blunt force trauma injuries. Adalynn also sustained a skull fracture and Wyatt a broken neck.Ericka Fouch was taken to University Hospital and underwent surgery.Fouch was arrested in September after toxicology results indicated she was under the influence of drugs. Police said her driver’s license was suspended at the time.  A Henryville, Indiana mother plead guilty earlier today in connection to a crash with a train that killed her two children last year.Ericka Fouch plead guilty to two counts of causing death while operating a motor vehicle while driving under influence of a controlled substance and one count of driving without a license during a hearing in Clark Circuit Court in Jeffersonville Monday. FoutchProsecutors accepted her plea deal and dropped the charge of neglect of a dependent resulting in death. last_img read more

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College Round-up: Highlights on local athletes

first_imgBy Hub City Times staffMARSHFIELD – A number of area students are participating in college athletics.At the UW-La Crosse Twilight track and field meet April 24, Ashley Holubets of Marshfield finished in first place in the 400 hurdles for La Crosse, while Spencer’s Rachel Zastrow took second place in the pole vault for the Eagles. On the men’s side, Eli Temanson of Stratford took first in the pole vault for La Crosse, which took first place in both the men’s and women’s competition.In college softball April 25, UW-River Falls split a doubleheader with UW-Oshkosh, winning game one, 8-4. Marshfield’s Lexi Dupee went 3-for-4, with three singles and an RBI for River Falls. Oshkosh won game two, 10-2. Dupee did not play in that contest.In college baseball, also played April 25, UW-Stout won both games of a doubleheader with UW-Stevens Point, winning game one, 5-2, at the Woodside complex in Mauston. Jack Donahue of Marshfield was the winning pitcher for Stout. He went eight and one-third innings, gave up one earned run and eight hits, while walking three and striking out three.Viterbo lost to Clarke of Iowa 12-10. Billy Young of Marshfield pitched one and a third inning for Viterbo, giving up two earned runs and three hits, while walking one and striking out two.Iowa beat UW-Milwaukee, 12-4. Marshfield’s Trevor Schwecke had a two-run home run for the Panthers. The following day, April 26, the Panthers beat the Milwaukee School of Engineering 5-2. Trevor had a single and a run scored. Schwecke is batting .307 for Milwaukee this season.Also on April 25, UW-Platteville lost both games of a doubleheader with UW-La Crosse. The Eagles won game one 16-2. Spencer’s Mitch Susa had a single and an RBI for the Pioneers. La Crosse won the second game, 12-11. Susa went 2-for-3 with two singles, two walks, a sacrifice fly, an RBI, and three runs scored. Susa is batting .269 for UW-Platteville this season.last_img read more

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South Africa aims for more women in water sector

first_imgMelissa Javan2 September 2015The conversation needed to be changed, according to Nomvula Mokonyane. The water and sanitation minister spoke at a conference in Pretoria on Monday on getting women, who were breadwinners of households, to be providers in national sectors.“How do we inform, incentivise and invest in women-owned businesses and women leaders in water and sanitation,” she asked delegates at the National Women in Water Consultative Conference, where she encouraged them to change the conversation.“How do we change the debate from one of victimisation to one of transformational leadership. We are here to create wealth and prosperity.”Mokonyane spoke of women who walked for more than an hour to fetch water for their households. “An old lady said she was raped along the way. But that will not stop her from fetching water,” she said.More than 200 million hours were spent each day around the world on fetching water. Businesspeople, Mokonyane urged, should not forget people like the women fetching water for their families.“Water is perceived to be a women’s business but the business of water lacks women.” She was planning to shape the Department of Water and Sanitation. “Women should not only fetch water for their households, but they must also be suppliers of pipes and manage reservoirs.”Mokonyane wanted women to be part of the planning, designing and implementation processes of things such as building dams or toilets.New programmeFor this reason, her department had launched the three-year national Women in Water Programme. “The programme comprises a mentorship programme, a women in water business incubator and a women in water forum. The scope of the programme covers all women-owned businesses that are competent and excellent in the provision of services to the department.”It would also focus on women in science and engineering, those in innovation, those in construction, and women in local community initiatives. Other businesses owned by women may be considered based on merit.Mokonyane said the first incubators would be made known in January 2016.Other speakersFemale speakers addressed the conference commission sessions, during which the audience could engage with the speakers and give their input on topics like science and engineering, innovation, construction and local community initiatives.In the construction commission, Dr Thandi Ndlovu, chief executive officer of Motheo Construction Group, said the money the government pumped into infrastructure had been reduced. Despite this, she felt the concern of the country was what would happen to women.The government policy was that at least 30% of its business should go to women-headed companies. Ndlovu said it was important to have a niche for yourself. “Look for the low-hanging fruit. Dams will be built by the grade 9 contractors. Don’t expect to build a dam if it’s not your niche.”She also said the value of partnership was very important in making your business succeed.Khungeka Njobe, the chairperson of South Africa’s Technology Innovation Centre and Aveng Water, said before she had started a business, she asked herself how she could do things differently from what was on the market.She agreed that forming partnerships in business was vital. “Before partnerships, it starts with relationships. Partnerships must be complementary, not just about who you know. We got to know our strengths and skills [before entering a partnership].”She also said that investing should not be postponed. “We’ll keep on saying we do not have the skills. To understand the situation better, investment in things like research should be done.”last_img read more

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Marketing Day: Yahoo Facebook Messenger bot, Android Wear & Twitter Wimbledon

first_img Posted on 8th July 2016Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share Here’s our recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web.From Marketing Land:Yahoo delivers stocks, news, weather & adoptable monkey bots to Facebook MessengerJul 7, 2016 by Greg FinnThanks to a slew of new Yahoo bots for Facebook Messenger, you’ll be able to get the latest information on stocks, trending stories, weather, and also play with a digital monkey. Leverage your marketing data: 9 FAQs to get you startedJul 7, 2016 by Scott RaydenAre you up to speed on the best ways to collect and use data? Columnist Scott Rayden answers some of the most frequently asked questions marketers have about data. Can Google boost Android Wear with new Nexus-branded, AI-powered smartwatches?Jul 7, 2016 by Greg SterlingDespite early excitement, Android Wear devices have not sold well to date. Leadpages buys SMB marketing automation platform DripJul 7, 2016 by Barry LevineThis first acquisition by the Minneapolis-based landing page creator will be followed by others, CEO indicates. ConvertMedia launches DIY tool for standalone video adsJul 7, 2016 by Barry LevineNew York City-based out-stream SSP says its Studio is the first to surface all options, plus several unique ones. Marketing Day: Yahoo Facebook Messenger bot, Android Wear & Twitter WimbledonYou are here: HomeDigital MarketingMarketing Day: Yahoo Facebook Messenger bot, Android Wear & Twitter Wimbledon 6 custom Google Analytics reports you should use for every CRO projectJul 7, 2016 by Jeremy SmithAre you getting the most out of Google Analytics for conversion rate optimization (CRO)? Columnist Jeremy Smith highlights six custom reports to improve how you analyze your metrics. Twitter uses Wimbledon to test live sports streams minus the sportsJul 6, 2016 by Tim PetersonTwitter tested out its live streaming chops with some Wimbledon-adjacent content ahead of this fall’s NFL broadcasts. A CMO’s View: Stop Hunger Now CMO says social media levels the playing field for nonprofitsJul 7, 2016 by Amy GesenhuesTom Barbitta shares what he hopes to bring from his 10+ years leading marketing at a for-profit brand, and what he knows will be different. The 3 types of remarketing you should be tryingJul 7, 2016 by Brett MiddletonAre you using remarketing to supplement your other online marketing efforts? If not, columnist Brett Middleton has some easy ideas to get you started. 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Samsung Is Pushing Milk—And Smart TVs

first_imgTags:#HD#Internet video#Milk#Milk Music#Milk Video#online video#Samsung#smart TV#streaming music#Streaming video#SUHD#TV#Ultra HD 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… On Monday at the Consumer Electronics Show, South Korean smartphone and TV maker Samsung pushed to strengthen its grip on the TV market with a slew of announcements.The TV maker is making a play to become not just an electronics vendor but an entertainment provider, too. It’s pushing its Milk streaming services onto its smart TVs, officially rolling out Milk VR—its new VR video service for users of its Gear VR virtual reality headset—and advancing other smart TV initiatives. Maximum FrothStreaming Milk Music and Milk Video media will pipe directly to living rooms through a new Samsung Smart TV app, coming this spring. To extend Milk Music even further, streaming tunes will also go online through a Web player sometime within the next couple of months. Samsung also announced that Milk VR, an exclusive virtual-reality video service for the Galaxy Note 4 and Gear VR, launches today, offering 360-degree videos. The company promises the service, which opens with 30 new titles, will feature new content five days a week. Featured channels will pipe music, sports, action clips and lifestyle media directly to those eyeballs. Samsung has Milk VR deals with brands, entertainment companies, and networks including Mountain Dew, the National Basketball Association, Red Bull, and Skybound Entertainment, among others, who are contributing immersive videos for VR users.The latest entries pop up in in the “Fresh” category first, and the most popular items appear in the “Trending” category, so users can find what’s new and popular inside the app. Videos will come in both streaming and download options, matching the flexibility of what Amazon and Google Play offer. (Notably, Netflix doesn’t offer downloads, while Apple’s iTunes doesn’t offer a subscription streaming service for videos.)“Samsung is dedicated to delivering impassioned, connected experiences through content and services across devices, including smartphones, tablets and smart TVs,” said John Pleasants, a Samsung executive, in a statement. “We are excited to bring the music and video experience to even more platforms … and offer customers a glimpse at what’s possible in the brand new realm of immersive mobile video and virtual reality.” Super-Sized TV Tech Of course, leave it to Samsung—a company that loves to experiment—to supersize television display technology. The company showed off an 82-inch curved television based on something called “S” UHD.The company claims SUHD is a big step up from regular old Ultra HD (also known as 4K TV). “[It’s] 2.5 times brighter than conventional TVs “with deeper blacks, 64 times the color expression of conventional TVs and twice the color adjustment points for the most accurate displays,” said Joe Stinziano, another Samsung executive. “It offers superb detail.” The presentation didn’t offer much on what, technically, defines SUHD, but I’ll ask Samsung for more details as CES gets underway.Samsung also announced the Samsung UHD Alliance, to help interested content makers and other partners optimize for Samsung’s Ultra HD technology. According to Samsung’s Stinziano, his company’s living room screens produce incredibly “rich colors, better than OLED”—a statement that can only be a direct slap at competitor LG and its rival OLED TV display technology. As promised, Samsung also revealed that all of its new smart TVs in 2015 and beyond, including the new SUHD TVs, will be based on Samsung’s Tizen, the open platform the tech maker has been actively pursuing in televisions, wearables like the Gear S and, it hopes, eventually smartphones. Photos by Adriana Lee for ReadWrite Related Posts adriana leecenter_img 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

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Lazio: Another Celtic fan stabbed

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Another Celtic fan has been stabbed in Rome, with 12 Lazio ultras also arrested in the aftermath of last night’s Europa League clash. Local reports state the Celtic fan, who was only 20 years old, was taken to hospital in the early hours of Friday morning. As for the arrest of Lazio ultras, it came as the 9,000-strong Scottish support was leaving the Olimpico, celebrating their side’s 2-1 win to reach the Europa League last 32. The group had staged an unprovoked attack on Celtic fans, which led to one police offer also needing medical treatment for a fracture. Despite their attempts to flee the crime scene, 12 of the ultras were eventually caught and booked by officers. Two Celtic supporters were also stabbed before kick-off, which led their club to issue strict travel guidelines – among them not to wear green and white.last_img read more

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