Iloilo Royals subdues Pampanga in Maharlika basketball

first_imgIloilo United Royals’ Frederick Rodriguez tries to stand his ground against a Pampanga Giant Lanterns player. MPBL PHOTO. John Dexter Maiquez top-scored with 17 points, while MichaelJuico and Reil Cervantes contributed 13 and 12 markers, respectively, as theGiant Lanterns dropped to 10-6 win-loss slate. The Royals started flat as they were down 11-2 beforemounting a huge run behind Mike Javelosa and Frederick Rodriguez to tie thescore at 18-all before the Giant Lanterns took a 22-18 edge after the quarter. It was a seesaw battle for both teams in the third periodwith both the Ilonggos and Pampanga each having a taste on the lead but in theend the Royals took a 55-53 edge on hits from Tamsi, Jasper Parker and JohnMahari. The Royals went on a rally to start the second period tobuild a 31-24 edge on hits from Jeruta, Tamsi and Richard Escoto but the GiantLanterns responded with six straight points to come to within 29-31 at thehalf.center_img Consecutive shots from Tamsi and Jeruta to start the fourthgave the Royals a 61-53 edge. The Giant Lanterns rallied back to forceddeadlock several times before the Ilonggos created distance on baskets fromJeruta. Manila – Iloilo United Royals regained its winning ways inthe 2019-2020 Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Lakan Cup with a 76-70 winover Pampanga Giant Lanterns on Thursday night at the Cuneta Astrodome in PasayCity. Al Francis Tamsi posted 18 points, including four triples,while Ilonggo Aaron Jeruta added 13 markers, including clutch free throws downthe stretch, as the Royals improved to 9-6 win-loss slate.last_img read more

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Chelsea discuss loan move for Omerou

first_imgChelsea are close to agreeing a loan deal with Middlesbrough for young Blues defender Kenneth Omerou.Recently-appointed Boro boss Aitor Karanka is looking to improve his squad in the coming weeks and the Teesside club have made enquiries about a number of Chelsea youngsters.Omeruo, who was signed from Standard Liege in January 2011, previously had a spell on loan with Dutch club ADO Den Haag.AdChoices广告Chelsea are keen for him to pick up first-team experience in England and he was expected to go out on loan before suffering a shoulder injury in September.The Nigeria international represented his country at last year’s Africa Cup of Nations and is hoping to be selected for this summer’s World Cup in Brazil.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

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Best stand awards

first_imgWinner: Vin Rowe Farm Machinery. Runners-up: Global Tractors, Honda Australia. Best Agricultural stand Winner: Gallagher Australia Runners-up: Department of Primary…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Mayor of Galway to visit Black Dragon Kickboxing Club

first_imgThe Mayor of Galway, Councillor Frank Fahy, will pay a visit to one of the City’s most successful sporting clubs, the Galway Black Dragon Kickboxing Club, on Wednesday evening to honour several of the athletes there who took an amazing tally of 5 Gold medals, 4 Silver medals & 2 bronze medals at the Unified World Championships in Benidorm last November.The Unified World Championships is the largest Martial Arts tournament on the planet and attracts thousands of top class competitors from some 120 countries over 5 continents.Mayor Fahy will present the following athletes with a Certificate of Honour on behalf of The City of Galway.Cian Mc Cormack from Kinvara, James Kelly from Athenry, Saoirse Joyce from Knocknacarra, Wesley Ward from Rahoon, Catherine Jennings from Riverside and Paul Huish from Knocknacarra who all represented their city & country at the highest level to reach the pinnacle of their sport.Indeed The Black Dragon Kickboxing club celebrates its 20 year anniversary this coming March as its been two fantastic decades since founder Pete Foley introduced the sport of Kickboxing to the City of the Tribes in March 1996 and they will mark the occasion on March 19 in the Clayton Hotel Galway, when one of its top fighters Paul Huish, the current European Champion, will take on Dutch fighter Dwane Panka from the Renowned Mejiro Gym in Amsterdam for the vacant World Lightweight  K-1 Title.This will be the main event on a top class fight card and tickets will be out soon.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

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Emergency meeting of Agriculture Committee required to address export blockages – McConalogue

first_imgDeputy Charlie McConalogue has written to the Chair of the Agriculture Committee to hold an emergency meeting to address the growing crisis which sees calve exports limited as we approach the spring season within the farming community.Deputy McConalogue has criticised the Minister for Agriculture and the Department as little has been done to increase calve exports as lairage capacity has not been expanded in Cherbourg, France.He commented “It is evident that little is being done by the Minister or his Department to ensure there is enough capacity to meet the growing numbers of exports of calves to Cherbourg, France. “With time limits on the transporting of cattle we need extra capacity on lairage areas close to Cherbourg Port. At present capacity is maxed at 4,000 at a time. With three sailings per week this means 12,000 calves can be exported a week. We are extremely restricted at peak times and Irish farmers are bearing the costs. We need to ensure every possible dairy bull calve are exported if we can over the next number of weeks.“Estimates have shown that we could get up to 300,000 calves out of the country at calve stage. There is expected to be substantial growth this spring as dairy farmers nationwide continue to grow their herds.”“The Minister must recognise the beef sector is in crisis. If the Minister does not act we will see prices go through the floor again unless we work hard to have as many dairy bull calves exported over the next eight to twelve weeks.“My party has written to the Chair of the Agriculture Committee to seek an emergency meeting to address the blockage issues regarding exports. The Minister must act now to ensure there is no limit on calve exports over the next number of months,” concluded Deputy McConalogue. Emergency meeting of Agriculture Committee required to address export blockages – McConalogue was last modified: February 15th, 2019 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:agricultureCharlie McConaloguelast_img read more

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Rand Show: family fun, shop fest

first_img22 March 2005The Rand Show has been hailed as the most consistently successful consumer exhibition in Africa.The organisers reckon up to half a million people will turn up for this year’s event – running from 18 March to 3 April at the Expo Centre at Nasrec in the south of Johannesburg – and they’ve lined up a stunning range of entertainment and shopping opportunities for visitors.More than R20-million has been invested by Kagiso Exhibitions, the owners of the show, to stage this year’s event. It will boast the biggest and best line-up of chart-topping local musicians, a jam-packed exhibitor base and an awesome animal carnival. There is also the long-awaited return of A-grade show-jumping.On Saturday 2 April the showgrounds will thump to the township mixes of Brown Dash, MXO, Tokollo and Malaika and the hip-hop beats of Skwatta Kamp at the Metro FM Music Festival. It is one of the music year’s not-to-missed shows, and is on from 2pm until 8.30pm.Before the weekend is over, there is the YFM Youth Music Festival – on Sunday 3 April from 1pm. Among others, it will feature the popular kwaito sounds of Mandoza, Kabelo, Lebo, Hip Hop Panstula and the ever-popular Brothers of Peace. It ends at 8.30pm.Visitors will be spoiled for choice as more than 550 local and international exhibitors are displaying and selling their wares at the Rand Show’s exhibitor halls this year. Tomorrow’s Home, an exhibition of home furniture, electrical and decor products and leisure products, is being staged in Halls Six to Eight.The Global Trader’s Hall features exhibitions from around the world, in pavilions from India, Egypt, Syria, Iran and Pakistan, among other countries. Informal traders and crafters have set up camp at the Terrace.The SABC TV and Radio stall features competitions, shows and broadcasts, giving visitors an opportunity to sit in real TV or radio studios. Television presenters and radio DJs will also be at the show to meet and greet their fans.For something a little wilder, “Blunt” magazine has come to the party for the Rand Show Xtreme Street Sport Championships 2005, which will feature amateur and pro-challenge skateboarding, BMX riding, a Graffiti Art Challenge and the ASA Xtreme Stunt Shows, among other daring feats.For those who prefer their extreme sports a little safer, but no less thrilling, there is the 4×4 Experience, an advanced off-road track with mud beds, descents and ascents and the opportunity to drive in a 4×4 with an experienced driver.Animal lovers will have a ball at the Animal Carnival Pet Expo and Touch Farm, where they will be entertained and educated about responsible care and respect for all animals. For younger visitors there are talks about protecting animals, the environment and the preservation of our ecological heritage.To find out more about what’s on offer at this year’s Rand Show, visit the Rand Show website.Source: City of Johannesburglast_img read more

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Yahoo! Go 3.0 Announced at CES – is Yahoo! Back in ’08?

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… richard macmanus Related Posts Tags:#CES 2008#conferences#web center_img Yahoo! co-founder and CEO Jerry Yang was on stage today at CES and he showed a fascinating glimpse into the future of Yahoo. Yang outlined a product strategy that takes the simplicity and all-in-one portal approach that Yahoo! is famous for – and pushes it into the digital life arena by utilizing email, social networking, mobile and widgets. In Yang’s words, Yahoo! aims to be the “most essential starting point for your life”. The name for this new product suite will be Life!.Dan Farber has a great write-up of Yang’s speech on ZDNet, so in this post I’ll summarize that and give some analysis on Yahoo’s future.The crux of the new Life! strategy is to unite Yahoo Mail, MyYahoo, search and the Yahoo home page in a social networking context. This will be tied together using technologies like structured data, tagging and open standards like OpenID (see Marshall’s post this morning on Flickr adopting OpenID).Dan Farber reported:“Yahoo Mail (communication services) serves as the hub, but the interface also includes third-party applications and social context. Connections are contacts, and based on frequency and volume of communications email is reordered on the strength of the connections. The page also includes updates from connections, showing what is relevant rather than just relatively static inbox.”Interesting to note here that Google is also looking to use Web email as a hub for social networking. So both Yahoo! and Google are really targeting email to get users attention and integrate social web products.Image: Dan Farber, ZDNetZimbra IntegrationYahoo! will include Zimbra in the Life! strategy. Zimbra is an open source mail and messaging platform, which became famous in the web 2.0 world for its mashups ability. It was acquired last year by Yahoo; and so it’s exciting to know that Zimbra will be utilized more fully in Yahoo’s product range.Yahoo Go 3.0 – Widgets GaloreFinally, Yang showed off the new version of its Yahoo Go mobile platform. Labeled Yahoo Go 3.0, it will introduce widgets for things like email and Flickr, enabling those Y! products to be better utilized on mobile phones. Go will also become an open platform for third party widget developers – see our coverage of this last night. As Marshall wrote, unlike Google’s Android OS, the Yahoo! Go platform will work on more than 250 mobile devices that Go already works on.Yahoo has partnered with the likes of eBay, Viacom and News Corp on widgets for Go. Yahoo is also working with LG Electronics and other phone vendors to make widgets run natively on phones.From the user side, a new widgets gallery called MySnippets will give users feeds and services that can be embedded in Yahoo pages. A beta version of 3.0 will be available later today by directing your phone’s browser to http://beta.m.yahoo.comConclusionIt looks like Yahoo is finally beginning to tie together its many ‘best of breed’ web 2.0 products (Flickr, Zimbra, Mail, Go) into an integrated product offering. Mobile has been an area of development at Yahoo for some time – they appear to be doing more work than Google and Microsoft in the mobile portal / social networking arena, and with Go 3.0 it might crack the mainstream in a big way. Yahoo has also been a leader in terms of open standards – see our coverage of Ian Rogers about the Media Web for one example.Time will tell whether these moves by Yahoo will get them out of the funk they fell into during 2007, but Yang’s speech at CES had many encouraging signs. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Kluster Launches at TED: A New Product in 72 Hours

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Crowdsourcing firm Kluster officially launched yesterday at the TED conference, which is underway this week in Monterey, California. Founder Ben Kaufman, who bankrolled the company in part with money from the sale of his last company Mophie, has organized a gimmick over the course of the TED conference he hopes will prove Kluster’s worth. Kaufman intends to let TED attendees — and users from around the world — design a completely new product over the course of 72 hours.The idea behind Kluster is that a group of passionate people working together can come up with better solutions for any decision-making problem than a single person. Whether that is planning an event, designing a new logo, or creating a new product, Kluster believes their system can work.Kaufman got the idea after the Bevy, one of Mophie’s most popular products, was designed by the crowd at Macworld using sketch pads and a precursor to the system that evolved into Kluster. The keychain/bottler opener/iPod shuffle case was one of Mophie’s best selling products, and it was designed in just 72 hours by a crowd, and launched as a product just 2 months later. Kaufman realized he was potentially onto something.The Kluster system works by breaking down products into manageable chunks. For each chunk (or “phase”), people submit what are called “sparks.” Sparks are proposed solutions for that phase. For each spark, other participants can submit “amps” — which are improvements to that idea. Users also assign “watts” to sparks and amps they like. Watts work kind of like investments. You accrue points based on participation and other factors, and can invest those points (watts) in ideas you like. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Then an algorithm that takes into account “each user’s successes, failures, reputation, areas of expertise, and overall history” goes to work to determine which sparks are the best. Companies interested in using the Kluster system, put up cash prizes that are doled out along the way (at the completion of each phase).The whole concept is similar to the one behind Derek Powazek’s new site, Pixish (our coverage). The main difference is that where Pixish is strictly for design related tasks, Kluster is for anything suited to crowd creation. And at Kluster, the crowd is also being relied upon to pick the best result.During the TED conference, Kluster is hoping to use their system to create a new product in 72 hours. It will be unveiled on the last day of the conference, March 1 at 8am. Unfortunately, the Kluster site has been having a lot of problems, so getting in to participate might be easier said than done. There are $15,000 in phase prizes up for grabs.Can lightning strike twice? Or was the Bevy a fluke? Kaufman admitted earlier this month that right now most companies see participation in Kluster as a means of viral marketing to connect with their die hard fans. It will take a few hit products to come out of the Kluster process to prove that it is a viable way for companies to conduct their R&D. Do you think it will work? Let us know in the comments below. Tags:#crowdsourcing#Product Reviews#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… josh catone 1last_img read more

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