Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES View comments “We became aggressive. We we’re to lax early on,” remarked coach Franz Pumaren on that fourth period turnaround.Mojica went 5-of-6 from downtown, three of those coming in the payoff period to finish with 15 points and three rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAlso helping Akari-Adamson in the takeover was its overall shooting from beyond the arc at 10-of-20.Papi Sarr led the Falcons with 16 markers and six boards, while Sean Manganti flirted with a triple-double with 14 points, nine rebounds, seven assists, and three steals. Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback MOST READ Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Messi begins road to Russia as Argentina chase World Cup glory Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew PBA IMAGESAkari-Adamson moved a win away from clinching an outright semifinals berth in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup with a 101-83 victory over Perpetual Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The Falcons caught fire in the fourth quarter behind Egie Boy Mojica as they put the game beyond doubt with a 31-point finishing kick.ADVERTISEMENT Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism The Scores:AKARI-ADAMSON 101 — Sarr 16, Mojica 15, Ahanmisi 14, Lastimosa 14, Manganti 14, Catapusan 8, Espeleta 7, Macion 6, Camacho 5, Bernardo 2, Lojera 0, Longalong 0, Zaldivar 0.PERPETUAL 83 — Charcos 22, Aurin 15, Eze 15, Coronel 11, Tamayo 7, Mangalino 3, Precillas 3, Villanueva 3, Pasia 2, Peralta 2, Pido 0, Tiburcio 0.Quarters: 22-20, 50-39, 70-67, 101-83.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Jerrick Ahanmisi got 14 markers, four boards, and four dimes, while Jerom Lastimosa also had 14.Akari-Adamson took a share of the lead in the standings at 8-3, tied with CEU, and has a chance to claim the top two spot with a win against JRU on April 5.“We’ve been stressing to the players that each game is important for us. I don’t want to sound hypocrite that we don’t want the top two because we do want that scenario. But we acknowledge that it’s hard to play a team that is out of the playoffs in JRU,” said Pumaren.Edgar Charcos paced Perpetual with 22 points, 10 assists, and two rebounds, while Prince Eze and Kim Aurin got 15 markers apiece.The Altas remained in the playoff race for now, but at 3-6, their fate is no longer in their hands.ADVERTISEMENT
Berbice River Bridge…ordered to pay $100,000 in costsBerbice River BridgePublic Infrastructure Minister David PattersonChief Justice (ag) Roxane George has ordered that Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson comply with a previous court order to provide certain information to the Berbice Bridge Company Inc (BBCI) in relation to Government’s takeover of the firm’s operations.The order was issued on Monday during a case management hearing at the High Court.Minister Patterson was previously ordered by High Court Justice Gino Persaud to provide reasons for taking over the bridge.In fact, the order was issued on February 28, 2019 and the Minister was given 28 days to provide the information. But he never did.Further, at the recent case management hearing, Minister Patterson was ordered to pay the BBCI costs in the sum of $100,000.Other orders include the Bridge Company being given a date of July 12, 2019 to file an affidavit of documents, while the Minister was ordered to do so by July 26, 2019.The Minister was also given July 26 to file witness statements. In addition, a statement of agreed facts has to be filed by August 5.Meanwhile, the matter itself has been adjourned until August 16.Last year, the then BBCI Chairman, Dr Surendra Persaud had argued that in the face of bankruptcy, it would have to raise tolls for commuters to use the Berbice Bridge.Dr Persaud, who was a strong advocate for the Alliance For Change (AFC) during the 2015 elections, took on Government when he announced new tolls for the Berbice Bridge.The then Chairman had disclosed that BBCI was facing bankruptcy and as such, proposed to increase its tolls, to keep the Berbice Bridge afloat. He said Government’s refusal to entertain consultations on the toll hike which would have prevented the continuing heavy financial losses of BBCI forced the company to announce the increases.In response, the Public Infrastructure Minister issued a toll order, which effectively seized control of the Bridge and prohibited any increases.The BBCI wasted little time in moving to the courts, where it is seeking, among other things, a court order reversing the takeover.Prior to filing the legal challenge, the Bridge Company had written the Public Infrastructure Minister asking for the facts and reasons for the toll order within 14 days as provided for by Section 15 of the Judicial Review Act, but the Minister never responded.The new tolls proposed by the BBCI were to take effect on November 12, 2018, but the Government, through Minister Patterson, issued an order and unilaterally took control of the Bridge on November 1, 2018.However, the BBCI approached the High Court late November, asking it to quash the Minister’s order, thus allowing the company to resume responsibility for the Bridge and also to implement the toll hikes. Both Minister Patterson and Attorney General Basil Williams were named defendants in the court action and were served with notices.In its substantive application, the BBCI is asking the court to quash the order freezing the tolls, to prohibit the Minister and Government from exercising the functions of maintaining and operating the Bridge, and to declare that the order was unconstitutional.Following the unilateral takeover, BBCI Vice Chairman Paul Cheong told <<
LAS VEGAS – The NBA’s leading shooter had a field day in a game with no defense. New York forward David Lee was 14 for 14 from the field and scored 30 points, leading the sophomores to a 155-114 victory over the rookies Friday night in the rookie challenge. Ellis was 13 of 16 from the floor. Utah’s Deron Williams scored 19 points and Felton had 17. Adam Morrison finished with 16 points for the rookies. Andrea Bargnani, the No. 1 overall pick, had 12 points. The game was sponsored by T-Mobile, which teamed with the NBA to host more than 6,000 area students in the lower section of the arena. No offense to the Golden State Warriors, but as far as Jason Kidd was concerned, as a kid growing up in San Francisco, the Lakers were the only basketball team worth watching. “I was 12, 13 years old. It was right in that Showtime Era,” Kidd said. “Magic Johnson was my favorite player. I thought about wearing No. 32 and taking his spot. The unfortunate thing is that I didn’t grow up to be 6-9.” With Kidd’s New Jersey Nets struggling to a 25-29 record as next week’s trading deadline approaches, Kidd’s name has begun popping up in trade rumors, most recently in connection with the Lakers. Asked about the possibility of being traded to his favorite childhood team, Kidd said, “With the history of the Lakers, you definitely can’t be disappointed. Just the tradition, what they have as a franchise, you’re not going to say you would be disappointed. “There’s a lot of stuff that’s going on. In this league, you’ve always got one bag packed. I learned that real fast. With the Lakers, or whoever it may be, if you get that call, you have to go. Right now, my job is to try to get us into the playoffs.” Washington Wizards’ point guard Gilbert Arenas is making a run for the Magic Johnson Award that’s presented annually by the Professional Basketball Writers Association to the most media friendly NBA player. The award normally goes to good-guy types like Seattle’s Ray Allen or the Clippers’ Elton Brand. But for entertainment value, there’s no one out there like Arenas. “People like entertainment. Nobody wants to hear the same thing, no one wants coffee and cream every day, you got to spike it up a little bit,” Arenas joked. “Ten, 15 years from now, I’m going to be out of the league, no one is going to care about what I say. I might as well just have fun with it now. I may say some stupid stuff, but it’s going to be funny. I’m a funny guy.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Monta Ellis of Golden State scored 28 points on a number of dunks as the sophomores set a game scoring record, surpassing the 142 points they scored in 2004. They shot 74.7 percent (68 of 91) and have won the past five games. Lee, who leads the NBA in field-goal percentage at 61.2 percent, was voted the game’s MVP. Chris Paul, the reigning Rookie of the Year, had 16 points, 17 assists and nine steals. Rudy Gay of Memphis and Utah’s Paul Millsap each scored 22 points for the rookies, who never led and trailed by as many as 43 points. Lee scored the first four points, and the game really wasn’t close after that. Houston’s Luther Head gave the sophomores a 26-15 lead with a 3-pointer with 13:31 left in the half, and the rookies never got within single digits again. The rookies looked helpless later in the half, when Ellis had five alley-oop dunks in a span of less than 3 minutes, pushing the lead to 31 points on his final one. The second-year players shot 78 percent (35 for 45) in the first half, with Paul recording 11 assists in 11 minutes off the bench. Ellis was 7 for 7 in the half. Lee had five more field goals in the first five minutes of the second half, and the lead ballooned to 40 on Raymond Felton’s 3-pointer a few minutes later.
0Shares0000Unbeaten in 12 games with five wins in a row AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso has transformed the demoralised squad he took over three months ago © AFP / MARCO BERTORELLOMILAN, Italy, Feb 26 – Gennaro Gattuso has sparked a fire in AC Milan.Unbeaten in 12 games with five wins in a row, the Italian coach has transformed the demoralised squad he took over three months ago from Vincenzo Montella. Sunday’s 2-0 win against AS Roma in the Stadio Olympico was an important one, against a direct European rival which allows AC Milan to dream even of Champions League qualification.Gattuso’s side are just seven points adrift of the last spot for the elite European competition. When he took over fourth place was 11 points away.“At the end of the match I congratulated the group, but I also said that we have to keep our feet on the ground,” said 2006 World Cup winner Gattuso whose appointment last November raised eyebrows.In Gattuso, the Chinese-owned club — who spent 230 million euros ($270 million) in last summer’s transfer market — turned to a member of one of their most successful sides, but one with little coaching pedigree who was training Milan’s youth team at the time of his appointment.But the former defensive midfielder, who also spent a season at Scottish club Rangers during his playing career, has proved an astute choice and wants to seize his chance.“I need to thank (directors Marco) Fassone, (Massimiliano) Mirabelli and (owner) Mr Li (Yonghong) for the opportunity they gave me. I love Milan and they are my priority. It’s like a family for me,” said the 40-year-old after Sunday’s win.“A beautiful relationship was born between me and these guys.”– The secret? Hard work –But what is the secret that has got the seven-time European champions winning consistently again.Players say AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso’s recipe of hard work is the secret that has got the seven-time European champions winning consistently again © AFP/File / MARCO BERTORELLOFor the players the answer is simple – hard work.“Gattuso is making us work harder, especially on tactics,” explained Ivorian midfielder Franck Kessie, 21.“With Montella we did very little work in training, but it’s different with Gattuso and you can see the results on the pitch.“It’s like a family here and the results are arriving.”Patrick Cutrone, 20, who scored the opener on Sunday for his 13th goal in all competitions his season, added: “It’s an important win, one that will make a difference.“The coach really cares about the squad and we’ve come together under him. We are really united now.“Gattuso made us understand from the first day what it means to wear this jersey,” added left-back Davide Calabria, who scored the second goal against Roma.“The winning mentality that Gattuso brings is incredible, as he focuses on every detail. We are working with great intensity.”Older players have benefited as Giacomo Bonaventura has scored five goals under Gattuso. Their defensive base is also strong with just four goals conceded in the last 12 games.AC Milan will play Lazio in Wednesday’s Italian Cup semi-final back in the Stadio Olympico, Inter Milan in next weekend’s derby clash and Arsenal in the Europa League round of 16 on March 8.“From tomorrow the head goes to the Lazio,” said Gattuso. “We are playing something important and we will think about the (Milan) derby from Thursday.“Has Arsenal lost today (League Cup final)? We are not Manchester City, we have to put on a helmet and go to battle.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Here, AFP Sport looks at three things we learned today.Germany should have heeded the warningsWhen Toni Kroos’ 95th-minute winner against Sweden hit the net, most assumed a corner had been turned and that Germany would move into the last 16 with little more fuss.Instead, they were beaten by South Korea and crashed out in the group stage of a World Cup for the first time in 80 years.Their poor performances coming into the tournament proved to be indicators, not outliers. Germany had won only once in six matches and that became seven when they lost to Mexico in Moscow. In the end, it was the victory over Sweden that was the one-off.Germany’s misery is a triumph for the Swedes, who top the group, for Mexico, who beat them so convincingly, and even Korea, who go out on a high after their storming finale. But for the reigning world champions, this was a disaster, as unexpected as it was dramatic.Joachim Low has already said he will consider his future as coach. The inquest is just beginning.Brazil make quiet progressBrazil have qualified from a World Cup group for the 13th consecutive time and while there has been little in their three games so far to set the pulse racing, they have improved with every match.A 2-0 win over Serbia was hardly spectacular but there is a solidity to Tite’s side that means Brazil head into the last 16, having conceded only one goal and with momentum their rivals lack.The opening draw with Switzerland set alarm bells ringing and the anxiety was real in the final minutes against Costa Rica when the score was still goalless. But two late strikes in Saint Petersburg put them in control of Group E and against Serbia, they finished the job.Neymar played 90 minutes again as he continues to regain sharpness and the striker’s grin at the full-time whistle said it all. Their rivals may be stuttering but Brazil are quietly hitting their stride.Bottom half full of surprisesSweden’s progress as group winners adds to a surprising bottom half of the draw, which now includes Spain, Russia, Croatia, Denmark, Sweden and Switzerland. In the top half, meanwhile, sit France, Argentina, Uruguay, Portugal, Brazil and Mexico.Japan and Belgium are currently on track to complete the bottom section, Senegal and England the top, but that could change on Thursday.What is clear is the top half boasts more of the established favourites even if the likes of France, Argentina and Portugal are yet to really convince. In contrast, the likes of Croatia and Sweden have less pedigree but are showing better form and cannot be underestimated.Belgium and England play for first place in Group G on Thursday. It will be intriguing to see how eager each side is to win.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Germany midfielder Toni Kroos cuts a lonely figure after defeat to South Korea © AFP / BENJAMIN CREMELSAINT PETERSBURG, Russian Federation, Jun 27 – Germany’s defence of their World Cup crown ended in the group stage after they suffered a stunning defeat to South Korea on Wednesday.The four-time champions’ exit amounts to one of the greatest shocks in the tournament’s history, allowing Sweden and Mexico to go through while in Group E, Brazil and Switzerland advanced.
However, he extended his contract with The Hammers until 2024 in December and former City boss Pellegrini believes it will take a big transfer fee for Rice to be sold.“If it is a good deal for the club and the player and improves his career, then we can do it. But I know nothing about that yet,” said the Chilean on Thursday.Pellegrini was not surprised by Rice’s composure on the international stage, which saw him handed his first England start in Monday’s 5-1 hammering of Montenegro but insists there is still plenty of improvement to come in the midfielder’s game.“I have said before that he is a young player, just 20 years old, but his mind is that of an adult player,” he added.“He never feels pressure playing here or with the national squad. I was absolutely sure his level of performance would be exactly the same. He is a top, top player.“He knows he must improve, that is why he is always listening and learning so, as a player, the way he plays more games and better games he will continue improving.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000In demand: West Ham’s Declan Rice has been linked with Manchester United and Manchester City © AFP / Paul ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 28 – West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini admitted England international Declan Rice could be lured away from the London club this summer should a “good deal” come along.Rice, 20, has been linked with Manchester City and Manchester United after a stellar season that saw him earn his first two England caps in the past week after switching international allegiance from the Republic of Ireland.
Cristiano Ronaldo has arrived at his medical to huge crowds as he is set to be unveiled as Juventus’ £99.2million summer signing.The Portugal superstar is joining from Real Madrid where he spent nine trophy-laden season, which saw him win the Champions League and the Ballon d’Or four times. Upon his arrival in Turin, swarms of supporters gathered to greet their new hero, who flew in on a private jet.The 33-year-old is currently undergoing a medical assessment and will later be shown off in a ceremony by Juventus.Ronaldo was welcomed by fans chanting his name and signed the shirt of one young supporter in the crowd. Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January LIVING THE DREAM 🏃🏻 @Cristiano gets his Juventus medical going 👍👍👉 https://t.co/3QjqsFn3dW #CR7DAY #CR7JUVE pic.twitter.com/CcvrI51w9K— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) July 16, 2018 The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Latest Transfer news targets Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer three-way race Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ LATEST Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing 1 Cristiano Ronaldo salutes Juventus fans ahead of his unveiling. targets Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti IN DEMAND moving on REVEALED TOP WORK RANKED Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father
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Related Posts Francesco Gatti Follow the Puck Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Samsung has unveiled six projects from its Creative Lab Projects (C-Lab) division, an in-house incubator program built to nurture employee projects.The six projects — Ahead, FITT360, Hum on!, ItsyWatch, LiCON, Waffle — may launch on a crowdfunding website or receive investment directly from Samsung.See Also: Can the smartwatch market recover from big declines?Let’s take a closer look at the six spinoff projects:AheadBikers and skiers are limited when it comes to communication, but Ahead could be the breakthrough tech that lets them listen to music and receive voice notifications. It delivers a hands-free experience, but Samsung doesn’t delve into more detail.FITT360Looking a bit like the second generation of Google Glass, FITT360 is C-Lab’s second greenlit hardware project. It is a 360 degree camcorder that apparently allows users to “become fully immersed in VR content.”Hum on!For those of us lacking musical talent, Hum on! Is a new app that converts a hum into a musical notation. Users can choose the type of instrument and then hum a tune.ItsyWatchUnlike Samsung’s other wearables, ItsyWatch is built for kids. It lets them control virtual pets, and supposedly relieves parental stress and builds bonds with family members. Again, the details are slim.LiCONSamsung is in the Internet of Things business with its SmartThings subsidiary, and LiCON could be a way for consumers to control the various devices in the house by simply taking a photo of them.WaffleInstead of posting text on someone’s wall, Waffle lets people be social with drawings. Users can add doodles and stories on friend’s walls, and the friend can then elaborate on the drawing. Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#C-Labs#crowdfunding#Samsung#startups
Brad is the editor overseeing contributed content at ReadWrite.com. He previously worked as an editor at PayPal and Crunchbase. You can reach him at brad at readwrite.com. Tags:#4th Industrial Revolution#Fourth Industrial Revolution#people skills#technology Brad AndersonEditor In Chief at ReadWrite Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … On the heels of the steam engine, mass production, and electronic and digital technology comes the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Stemming from digital roots, this new era brings a wave of change that will once again revolutionize how we live and work. And technology is leading the charge.The Fourth Industrial Revolution introduces integrated adjustments to the way we interact with the world around us, including new advancements like the Internet of Things, the Internet of Systems, artificial intelligence, and more. We’re looking at not just technological assistance, but a flourishing form of technological assimilation. If the sci-fi throwback term of “assimilation” doesn’t make you sit up and take notice, it should, because the tides are changing fast. Here are three keys to ensuring you and your business stay afloat.Increase Your EQMove over, IQ; it’s not all about brainpower anymore. The Fourth Industrial Revolution will change how we interact with one another in conjunction with our technology, and it requires that we reconnect with our EQ (emotional quotient). As AI begins to make its way into the decision-making processes of modern business, emotional and social intelligence become two capabilities that can’t be automated — at least not yet. It’s one thing to have complex thinkers with lightning-fast computational skills and incomparable technical abilities, but it’s quite another to have an intercommunicative workforce that’s situationally aware and adaptive. Consider the example of FedEx, which took EQ to heart when designing its leadership program. By focusing on building emotional intelligence into its management team, the company has yielded an 8-11 percent increase in core leadership competencies. Employees also made vast improvements in their decision-making and influencing abilities and experienced a marked improvement in their quality of life. Take a look at your leadership program, and critically assess whether you’re nurturing your company’s EQ. To start, quiz your team to see where its EQ stands now, using assessment tools such as those from Psychology Today or the Institute for Health and Human Potential. Then, make sure your training includes lessons like how to stay calm rather than reactive when facing a difficult person or how to express difficult emotions when necessary. To help your team members focus on EQ, emotional intelligence expert Justin Bariso passes along this self-test from comedian Craig Ferguson: “You know before you say anything, you have to ask yourself three questions: Does this need to be said? Does this need to be said by me? And does this need to be said by me now?”Nurture the Signs of SpringToday’s Fourth Industrial Revolution brings exponential change to the ways we integrate technology with modern industry. Just look at the U.K.’s robotic farm, which harvested its first machine-tended crop a couple of years ago. Continuing to educate your team will be vital because the future of work will entail digital transformation, and your team will need more advanced skills to keep up with the rapid change. Just as sports teams come together for preseason training to brush up on skills and welcome new players to try out, so should you create a forum for your company’s employees to expand their talents and aim toward new goals.After all, your workers may not have the skills needed to do the jobs you need done, according to a World Economic Forum report. Consider bringing in a consultant or trainer to update your entire team on a specific area or to work with employees individually to help them gain the necessary skills or earn relevant certifications. Try partnering with universities, city agencies, and nonprofits to educate your team members, or enable them to attend workshops that further their industry knowledge. You could even give each member of your team a professional development budget and time off each quarter to acquire new skills.Be the First — or at Least Not the Last — to Adopt New Tech StrategiesYou’ll see success in the Fourth Industrial Revolution if you lead your industry in incorporating emerging tech into your operations and business model in a big way. “Exploring the limits of technology is often a hefty investment, but adopting new tech and learning how to use it before the rest of the industry follows suit can provide businesses with an important competitive advantage,” says Saagar Govil, chairman and CEO of Cemtrex Inc., a global leader in innovative multi-industrial technology. As an example of this in action, Govil cites JPMorgan Chase, which is placing a heavy emphasis on bleeding-edge technologies such as blockchain, AI, and big data. Perhaps you can’t be the first in your industry to implement a new tech solution, but make sure you’re not the last.Look around you: Tech is being transfused into the veins of every industry. You need to make an educated guess as to how — and which — new technologies could impact your business and then act. If your company owns real estate, for example, you should consider automating your properties’ heating and cooling, lighting, security, and other building functions. Such “smart” office buildings are becoming increasingly common around the globe. In fact, Navigant Research estimates the smart building tech market will bring in $8.5 billion globally in 2020, up from 2016’s total of $4.7 billion. The benefits of this infrastructure investment? You’ll reduce your energy use, which means you’ll both spend less and lessen your buildings’ impact on the environment.Rapid change is inevitable, and the assimilation of technology into every aspect of modern business is unavoidable. The question is whether today’s business leaders can remain competitive in a technological world that’s rapidly and exponentially evolving. The tide is rising on the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Will your business sink or swim? Follow the Puck Trends Driving the Loyalty Marketing Industry Related Posts