Pons-Rondina tandem returns at BVR on Tour Lianga leg

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. The two take on another task at Gran Ola Eco Surf Camp as they banner the 10-team women division in the tournament.American Olympian David McKienzie will partner with Raja Nazmi of Malaysia in the 12-team men’s division.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSGinebra looks set for another titleMeanwhile, Babylove Barbon, who partnered with Rondina in University of Santo Tomas’ third straight UAAP beach volleyball triumph in Season 82, pairs up with Gen Eslapor in the Tigresses’ first team.Derie Virtusio and Mer Jauculan make up UST’s second team in the tiff. Residents rescue horses, farm animals left on volcano island LOOK: Kryz Uy, Slater Young expecting first son The Philippines’ Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons made quick work of Japan’s Shinako Tanaka and Miyuki Matsumura, 21-14, 21-8, to barge into the Round of 12 Thursday in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Boracay Open presented by Globe in Boracay.MANILA, Philippines—All eyes will be on the prolific duo of Cherry Rondina and Berndeth Pons as they renew their partnership at the Beach Volleyball Republic On Tour at Gran Ola, Lianga this weekend.Petron’s mythical pairing of Rondina and Pons have won a multitude of gold medals across several tournaments and gave the Philippines a quarterfinal finish in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour 1-Star Boracay Open in May.ADVERTISEMENT Teen dead, another hurt in vehicular collision in Santiago City ‘People evacuated on their own’ Sinas: 2,500 NCRPO cops poised to support Taal eruption relief ops PLAY LIST 02:15Sinas: 2,500 NCRPO cops poised to support Taal eruption relief ops01:52Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal Also in contention for the women’s championship are Sta. Lucia’s Jackie Estoquia and DM Demontaño, Perlas’ Dzi Gervacio and Dij Rodriguez, National University-Boysen’s Andrea Ablan and Trisha Yap, Jose Maria College’s Kristine Deguinon and Daphne Doblado, the team of Chlea dele Fuente and MJ Ebro, and two other local pairs.Jaron Requinton, who paired up with Krung Arbasto put UST back in the king’s chair last year, reconnected with Efraem Dimaculangan for the Growling Tigers’ first team.Menchel Remulta and Rancel Verga partner up for UST’s second team.#FTA’s AJ Pareja and Pemie Bagalay, Outwork-Bacolod’s Neil De Pedro and Nichol Jundana, the team of Mike Shavrak and Eivan Antillano, Davao’s Calvin Sarte and Edmar Flores, Far Eastern University 1’s Jude Garcia and Doy Barrica, FEU 2’s Kevin Hadlocon and Edelberto Denoy Jr., National University’s James Natividad and James Buytrago, Tigers’ KR Guzman and Arbasto, and Singapore’s Poon Pei Jie and Nicholas Kiu round out the men’s division.An exhibition match is also scheduled for the weekend event as well as a Sandroots clinic.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo to visit Batangas families displaced by Taal erruptioncenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist View comments Heart Evangelista, Kim Chiu, more celebs appeal for animal rescue after Taal eruption LATEST STORIES World Cup: Venezuela basketball team hopes to send home some good news MOST READlast_img read more

LISTEN: Ex-Australia international Mark Schwarzer on Charlton takeover reports

first_imgMark Schwarzer was a special guest co-host on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast on Friday and responded to reports he is involved in a potential takeover of Charlton Athletic. The former Chelsea, Fulham, Leicester City and Middlesbrough goalkeeper is an advisor to the Australian Football Consortium Ltd (AFC), which is claimed to be in talks to buy out the Addicks’ hated owner Roland Duchatelet.Listen to what the ex-Australia international has to say about the rumours above.last_img

Big Ten Softball Opens 2016 Season This Weekend

first_imgAll 14 Big Ten teams compete starting FridayROSEMONT, Ill. – The 2016 Big Ten softball season will begin on Friday with all 14 conference teams taking the field.Thirteen of 14 teams will open the year at various tournaments around the country, while Nebraska opens its season at Northern Iowa. Illinois, Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State and Rutgers will each travel to different parts of Florida for a season-opening tournament, while Indiana, Maryland, Northwestern, Purdue and Wisconsin head to Arizona. Iowa will open its season in a tournament in Corpus Christi, Texas, Minnesota will play in a tournament in Las Vegas, Nev., and Ohio State opens its season at a tournament in Baton Rouge, La.Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska and Northwestern are each coming off a 2015 NCAA Tournament appearance, where the Wolverines advanced to the Women’s College World Series title game.Reigning Big Ten and Tournament Champion Michigan appears at No. 2 in both the USA Softball and National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Preseason Polls. Minnesota is ranked No. 13 by USA Softball and No. 14 by NFCA. Nebraska, Northwestern and Ohio State were among those receiving votes in both major polls.The 2016 Big Ten Softball Tournament will be hosted May 12-14 by Penn State at Beard Field in University Park, Pa. All-session tickets are on sale now.2016 Big Ten Softball Storylines:–    The Big Ten returns 24 All-Conference performers from last season, including Big Ten Player of the Year Sara Groenewegen of Minnesota and Pitcher of the Year Megan Betsa of Michigan.–    Fourteen first-team performers and 10 second-team standouts return to their respective squads this season.–    Twenty-four returning Big Ten players were named All-Region performers last season, including first-team NFCA All-Americans Kelly Christner and Sierra Romero from Michigan, second-team selections Megan Betsa of Michigan and Sara Groenwegen of Minnesota and third-team honorees Sierra Lawrence from Michigan and Kiki Stokes from Nebraska.–    Big Ten teams combine to return 45 NFCA All-America Scholar-Athletes to the field this season. Illinois, Indiana and Northwestern each welcome back six NFCA All-America Scholar-Athletes to this year’s squad.–    Five Big Ten players were named to the watch list for the 2016 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year award: Michigan’s Megan Betsa, Kelly Christner and Sierra Romero, Minnesota’s Sara Groenewegen and Nebraska’s Kiki Stokes.–    Big Ten programs combine to face 53 teams out of the field of 64 in last season’s NCAA Tournament, including every team that advanced to the Women’s College World Series.last_img read more

Irish exploration firm lists on JSE’s AltX

first_img“The approval by the JSE of our dual listing marks an important step in the company’s development and supports our strategy to be a significant African mineral exploration and development company,” Kibo Mining CEO Noel O’Keefe said in a statement last week. The dual listing also frees capital to consolidate the company’s position in the industry by acquisition of other potential mineral assets. South African individuals will be able to acquire Kibo shares on the JSE, without restriction. Consequently, the purchase of Kibo shares by a South African individual would not affect their R2-million offshore investment allowance. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Listing on the AltX, a separate board of the JSE that focuses on quality, high-growth companies, also raises the profile of Kibo Mining, while providing the company with an additional market through which its projects can be funded and developed. Offshore allowancecenter_img 30 May 2011 Kibo, which has its primary listing on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM), focuses on gold and nickel projects in Tanzania. Irish mineral exploration and development company Kibo Mining plc has secured a secondary listing on the JSE’s AltX board. Through a strategic investment in Mzuri Gold, Kibo has access to one of the largest mineral right portfolios in Tanzania, both in the established and gold-prolific Lake Victoria Goldfields and in the newly emerging goldfields of eastern Tanzania between the towns of Morogoro, Dodoma and Handeni.last_img read more

Americas Cash Cycle Seminar: CONTROLTEK Supporting the Future of Cash Logistics and Cryptocurrency Education

first_imgCONTROLTEK, a leader in the cash security industry, is sponsoring the Americas Cash Cycle Seminar, the annual North American conference presented by Currency Research, in Boston from Nov. 12 to 15, 2019.Rod Diplock“Our mission has always been to support the cash security industry and to educate our colleagues in advancements in technology and best practices,” said Rod Diplock, chief executive officer at CONTROLTEK. “With the rapid growth of cryptocurrency and the evolution of cash tracking, we are more committed than ever to helping industry professionals with a steady transition to the future of currency.”Tom Meehan, CFITom Meehan, CFI, chief strategy officer and chief information security officer at CONTROLTEK, will also be featured on the expert panel “Cryptocurrency… The New Cash?” to discuss how digital and traditional currencies can work together.- Sponsor – “Cryptocurrency can seem overwhelming from a technology standpoint,” said Meehan. “Like any new technology or trend, banks and merchants must be balanced in their adoption thought process to both serve the customer and protect themselves from unnecessary risks.”The Cash Cycle Seminar offers insights and strategies to streamline processes, learn valuable solutions and best practices, network with cash industry peers and more. It is attended by representatives of central banks, commercial banks, cash management companies and technology partners. The expert panel “Cryptocurrency… The New Cash?” will be on Nov. 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. To see the full agenda and register for the conference, visit the Americas Cash Cycle Seminar website. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Big Data: Moving Beyond the Setbacks of Early Implementation Failures

first_imgBig data projects are on the rise, but unfortunately many big data projects to date haven’t been successful.  A survey by CapGemini‘s found that only 13 percent of organizations have been able to build big data into a project that’s gone into production and only 27 percent of businesses using big data say that their projects have been successful.Part of the reason for the big data project failures has been ill-defined goals and objectives and a lack of up-front implementation planning, according to the CapGemini report.  Jeff Hunter, vice president of North America CapGemini, said that  “generally, it’s a disconnect between the output and a clearly defined business driver or goal.  And along the way, people get engulfed in the technology… The firms that we see succeed [have] centralized the concept of consumption of big data technology, leverage of data science, and application of analytics. They’re the ones we see moving faster.”Yet despite the problems with early implementations of a relatively new technology, there’s room for optimism.  Hunter said that  “I’m seeing the same cycle beginning as with the Internet and e-commerce. In the entirety of the community, a few companies create success. Those who have embraced big data, even those who have experienced setbacks and failures, [are gaining experience]. They’re seeing that data-driven decision-making has its place in how you run a business. Those successes are going to be a catalyst to speed up other projects.”last_img read more

Logitech launches waterproof, multi-device wireless keyboard K375s

first_imgLogitech has launched a new wireless keyboard that is compatible with smartphone, tablet as well as desktop. The multi-device keyboard  costs Rs 1995 and comes with 1 year limited hardware warranty. The device will be available starting December 26.The K375s Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard comes with rubber stand for smartphone or tablet. The key feature of the keyboard is its ability to switch easily between devices. The keyboard sports a full size layout and special function keys which according to the company are comfortable typing with large, concave keys in a full-size and familiar layout, including a convenient number pad and spill-resistant design. The rubber base securely holds a variety of devices – from smartphones to tablets – at the ideal angle. As per the company K375s keyboard is OS adaptive. Whether Windows or Mac, Android or iOS, user can enjoy a familiar keyboard layout, including hotkeys and shortcuts.The keyboard also features two years of battery life, a wireless range of 33 feet, wireless encryption between keyboard and computer, and two options for wireless connection – a tiny Logitech Unifying USB receiver and Bluetooth Smart technology – giving you choices to discover the best way to multi-task with a single keyboard.Also Read: Logitech launches bluetooth multi-device keyboard K480″With the ever evolving needs of new-age consumers, multitasking has become an indispensable part of their lives. With the launch the Logitech K375s, we are offering a great solution to our consumers who want to stay connected across their preferred devices and platforms, ” said Ashok Jangra, Logitech, cluster category head, India.advertisement”The all news K375s not only connects with multiple devices at the same time but also comes with a universal stand that a helps you keep your mobile device at the right typing angle and hence making the typing experience much faster, smoother and convenient,” he added.Logitech recently also launched Create, a keypad toolkit that comes with a Smart Connector for iPad Pro. The keyboard is resistant to liquid spills, scratches and comes at a price of Rs 9,995.Also Read: UE Roll 360 Bluetooth Speaker Review: Best of the lotlast_img read more

SPORT-RESULTS 7 LAST (RPT)

first_img7th and last race:The Stewards Cup Div-II, 1200 M.My Kingdom (Mr.M.A.M.R.Muthiah) 57 P.Ajeeth K. firstStar Ranking 53.5 AkshayKumar secondArithmetica 54.5 C.Umesh thirdEnjoy The Goodtimes 59 Shahar Babu fourthNot Run:Bharat KingRest All RanWon by: 1/4L, 6-1/4L, 2-1/4LTime: one min, 13.85 secsTote: Rs.12 for win,Rs.5,Rs 5 and Rs.6 for placesWinner trained by: R.KarthikFavourite: Star RankingSHP:Rs.23Quinella: Rs.11Forecast: Rs.67Tanala: Rs.77 on 248 tickets.PTI COR VS TRKTRK TRK TRKlast_img

SDC Assists Communities to Undertake Wealth Creation Projects

first_imgThe Social Development Commission (SDC) has been making gains in developing the nation’s communities, assisting them to access approximately $30 million to date, to undertake various wealth creation projects.According to Executive Director of the SDC, Dr. Dwayne Vernon, the agency has helped communities to access these monies, “by virtue of being trained, completing a community priority plan, and submitting a project proposal for a myriad of community issues.”He was speaking to JIS News following the SDC’s 12th staging of its islandwide Participatory, Accountability and Responsibility (PAR) session at the Mandeville Parish Church Hall in Manchester, on March 25.“It is clear that we are making gains, especially in the area of helping communities identify wealth creation projects and many of the communities have identified ingenious ways of surviving. The whole issue of agriculture at the local level has been boosted, persons are doing a number of greenhouse projects, working in terms of goat rearing, pig rearing, and small community projects dealing with some domestic type issues,” Dr. Vernon said.He noted that it is also evident that the communities are becoming more resilient and citizens are recognising the importance of being a part of community-based groups.The Executive Director said that based on the feedback from the PAR sessions, which provide stakeholders with updates on the work and achievements of the Commission, it is also clear that citizens appreciate the work of the organisation and welcomed the opportunity to openly criticize the work of the SDC, while giving suggestions and recommendations.“Today, we have had a lot of testimonies about the impact the work of the entity has had on their lives. Many mention the fact that their capacity has been so built, that individuals and communities have been able to apply for funding from different sources. We have heard the testimony of youth groups talking about how involved they have become in their communities and how they themselves are trying to help others in their community,” he added.Meanwhile, Mayor of Mandeville, Councillor Brenda Ramsay thanked the SDC for its work with various local entities to support the development the parish of Manchester.“We have always noted your presence at our council meetings, parish safety and security meetings, the Manchester parish development commission meetings, the inter-agency meetings, our face to face meeting, among other civic and community organizations,” she said.During the PAR sessions, information is provided on matters, such as the SDC’s organisational targets, programmes, expenditure and relevant operational matters. The sessions also allow for the development of new and/or refined strategies influenced by the input of stakeholders.Sessions have been held in all parishes except St. James. The SDC team will head to St. James for its final forum for this year, on March 27.By Alecia Smith-Edwards, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

Jamaicans can Fill Specialist Posts at Alpart – PM

first_img “In my meeting with Chairman Chen Chunming of Jiquan Iron &Steel (Group) Company Limited (JISCO)… it became clear to me that the company understands the need for local employment,” he said. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says he expects that Jamaican workers will be afforded every opportunity to take up highly skilled positions at the new ALPART/JISCO Alumina Refinery in Nain, St. Elizabeth. Story Highlights Mr. Holness assured the new owners that all the high technology and high human resource capabilities required “can be found right here in Jamaica”. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says he expects that Jamaican workers will be afforded every opportunity to take up highly skilled positions at the new Alpart/JISCO Alumina Refinery in Nain, St. Elizabeth.In giving the keynote address at the official opening of the facility on June 21, Mr. Holness said it is the intention of the Government to ensure that Jamaican workers are adequately trained to take up these high-skill jobs.“In my meeting with Chairman Chen Chunming of Jiuquan Iron &Steel (Group) Company Limited (JISCO)… it became clear to me that the company understands the need for local employment,” he said.“I want to assure Chairman Chen that we understand the need for high-calibre human resources to operate this plant. We operated this plant for decades before and quite efficiently I might add. We know how to do it and we have the capabilities here locally,” he noted.Mr. Holness assured the new owners that all the high technology and high human resource capabilities required “can be found right here in Jamaica”.He cited specialist welders, persons who deal with specialist equipment as well as highly skilled engineers as some of the workers that can be trained to fill top positions.“In the initial stages, we understand that you will have to bring the experts from China to work alongside our own local labour to develop the expertise here. In the long run, it will be the best economic decision to employ local workers,” he pointed out.He noted that under the Housing, Opportunities, Production and Employment (HOPE) framework, the Government has developed an employment strategy “that will see the alignment of our young people leaving school through a system of apprenticeship and national service that will not only develop the necessary skills but more importantly, the necessary attitude that will help to bridge the cultural gaps that may exist between our two countries.”last_img read more