first_imgMOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Tautuaa gets fresh start with Globalport: ‘I’m going to work as hard as I can’ 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 Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Madayag was given the captainship for Season 80 joining former vaunted Lady Eagle captains like Valdez, Morado, Jem Ferrer, Grethcen Ho, and Fille Cainglet.Madayag, however, wasn’t alone in leading the Lady Eagles as she had plenty of help from her vice captain Tolentino in both the intangibles and the tangibles.Both Madayag and Tolentino are vocal figures on the floor for the Lady Eagles but it’s the latter who’ve been putting up the numbers for Ateneo.Tolentino has averaged 20 points, while Madayag chipped in an average of 10 a game in the last three of the Lady Eagles’ five straight win.“We’ve all had our doubts, and I think just with this team we’re super close and we really trust each other and it’s okay if others maybe doubt us,” said Tolentino. “As long as we believe in each other, and as long as we believe in coach Tai [Bundit], and the system there’s no stopping us.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters First it was Jio Morado who led the tempo in Season 79 when the Lady Eagles finished with the best record in the eliminations but bowed in the finals against La Salle.Then Season 80 rolled along and it was under the leadership of Maddie Madayag and Kat Tolentino that Ateneo once more got their ticket to the big dance.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownMadayag said she’s aware of the doubters that predicted Ateneo won’t go anywhere without Morado’s leadership, yet the Lady Eagles are back on their ninth straight semifinals after turning back University of Santo Tomas in five sets, 25-22, 20-25, 16-25, 25-17, 15-9, last Wednesday.“We don’t really play for other people, we play for our school, we play for ourselves,” said Madayag. “We proved them wrong, sorry to all of you because you all doubted us. Watch this season and see how we play.” Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Kat Tolentino and Maddie Madayag. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAfter three-time UAAP MVP Alyssa Valdez graduated, there were doubts whether Ateneo would be as dominant as it was again.But for two straight seasons the girls in blue-and-white have continued to defy expectations and continued to waltz their way to the Final Four.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

first_img…while swimming to Guyana in search of foodThe body of a Venezuelan man identified as Chavo Daniels Diaz, 27, of El Tigre in Maturin was found floating in the Wenamu River in Region Seven on Sunday at about 14:00hrs.It is understood that the Venezuelan had on Saturday attempted to swim to Guyana in search of food, but perished in the undertaking.The Guyana Times understands that Diaz, in the company of other Venezuelan men, had on Saturday been venturing to Guyana, as is customary with Venezuelans attempting to find food which would then be taken back to their homeland. He, however, was reportedly not a good swimmer, and thus began to experience difficulties in the water, which was very rough at the time.Diaz eventually went underwater, and despite best efforts of the others in attempting to save him, did not resurface. His body was on Sunday discovered floating a short distance away from where he had drowned.The body was collected by Captain of the San Wan in Venezuela, to be transported back to his homeland.last_img read more

first_imgNorwich have announced Alex Neil as their new boss after he left his post as player-manager of Hamilton.The 33-year-old succeeds Neil Adams, who resigned on Monday, at Carrow Road after helping Hamilton into the Scottish Premiership in his first full season in charge north of the border.He leaves Hamilton third in the top flight and takes over a Norwich side who are only three points outside the Championship play-off spots.Neil told Norwich’s official website: “I’m absolutely delighted to have the opportunity to manage a club of the stature of Norwich – it’s an exciting challenge at a huge club and one that I’m looking forward to.” Alex Neil 1last_img

first_img1 Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney with Barcelona’s Dani Alves Manchester United and Chelsea are set to face European giants Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain in a pre-season tour of the United States of America in the summer.The Premier League duo will take part in the International Champions Cup – a four-match tournament across the pond – in preparation for the forthcoming campaign.United won the tournament last year, beating rivals Liverpool in the final, and will face fierce competition again this time around.Mexico City-based Club America will be the first opponents at Seattle’s CenturyLink Field on July 17 before the game against Major League Soccer side San Jose Earthquakes four days later.Santa Clara’s Levi’s Stadium will then be the venue for the Barca clash on July 25 with the trip concluding against PSG at Soldier Field in Chicago on July 29.Manchester United group managing director Richard Arnold said: “Manchester United have a great history of visiting these US cities, creating memorable experiences for players and fans that date back as far as the 1950s.“After this month’s Manchester derby broke records to become the most-watched Premier League match in US cable television history, the club are excited to be returning to the United States at a time when the appetite for football is greater than ever.”Chelsea, meanwhile, will face New York Red Bulls and Italian club FiorentinaThe ten-team tournament-  which was a huge success last year with a US-record 109,318 fans watching United play Real Madrid in Michigan – will be played on a group basis, with each side playing four matches and any drawn games after 90 minutes settled by a penalty shoot-out.The International Champions Cup is also hosting games in Australia – where Manchester City will play Real Madrid – and China, with AC Milan set to play rivals Inter.last_img read more

first_img1 Southgate and Rashford have a busy summer ahead with the UEFA Nations League England manager Gareth Southgate ended the possibility of a club-versus-country row over Marcus Rashford by insisting it was now “inconceivable” to leave the striker out of the senior set-up.Midway through the season the 19-year-old Manchester United player looked set to spend his summer at the Under-21 European Championship – a prospect that met with a frosty reception at Old Trafford.But Southgate stepped in to settle matters after Rashford enjoyed a strong second half of the season, including him ahead of his United team-mate Wayne Rooney in a 25-man squad to face Scotland in a World Cup qualifier on June 10 and France in a friendly three days later.While Rooney’s England days appear to be all but over, after an outfield record of 119 caps and an umatched haul of 53 goals, Rashford is now seen as a Three Lions mainstay and, like Dele Alli, will not be asked to turn out for Aidy Boothroyd’s in Poland.“It would be inconceivable not to put him in the senior squad. He is in the squad on merit and has been for a year,” Southgate told thefa.com.“The question then is: could he have gone with the Under-21s after that? In my opinion, no. He’s a 19-year-old player who’s had an exceptional season and by then will have had virtually 60 matches by that point. Somebody has to protect him. Somebody has to manage the development of a young player, and that has to be my call.”Southgate admitted he had been erring towards handing Rashford tournament experience with the Under-21s earlier in the campaign, with game-time limited under Jose Mourinho at United, but aided by Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s injury he ended the season as an important starting player, earning his international spurs.“In January that was probably where I was heading with it. He wasn’t a regular in Manchester United’s team and he hadn’t done quite as well for us in November,” Southgate explained.“In March, it was important that he was with the senior squad as we didn’t have Harry Kane, Daniel Sturridge or Danny Welbeck. His impact on our games (against Germany and Lithuania) and the way he trained with us was very impressive.“He then went back to Manchester United and was in their team right the way through to the end of the season, playing in big high-pressure matches. His mentality has been excellent and his performances have been very, very good.”In addition to Rashford, Southgate has been able to summon Premier League golden boot winner Harry Kane for the first time as national boss, while Sunderland’s Jermain Defoe retains his place after scoring against Lithuania on his recall in March.Elsewhere, Stoke’s Jack Butland is back as one of four goalkeepers after a year of injury trauma which started on England duty in Germany.Tottenham’s Kieran Trippier is rewarded for dislodging Southgate’s first-choice right-back Kyle Walker from the Spurs side with a maiden call-up, while Middlesbrough’s Ben Gibson and West Ham full-back Aaron Cresswell are also involved.On Trippier, Southgate said: “He and Kyle will have been pushing each other every day and, in my opinion, they along with Nathaniel Clyne, are the three best right-backs in the country.“He has had limited game time at Spurs but he fits the profile of a full-back that we like – he’s very good with the ball and I like his mentality. He’s a player we wanted to bring in so he gets a feel for how we work, and it’s a good opportunity for us to look at him.”Arsenal’s Theo Walcott misses out once again, as does team-mate Kieran Gibbs, while a handful of players with fitness or conditioning concerns – including Welbeck, Sturridge, Jordan Henderson, Michael Keane, Ross Barkley and Jack Wilshere – do not feature.Gary Cahill, who wore the armband for the majority of Chelsea’s title-winning season, is an obvious candidate to captain the team in Glasgow and Paris, but Kane is also considered a long-term option.”The Scotland game is one of football’s great fixtures,” said Southgate.”We’re in a place in the group where a win can really put us in a very strong position, and that’s what we want to achieve.”France is a great challenge for us. Our ambition with our friendly matches is to play the best possible teams – we’ve done that by playing Spain and Germany already. They’re teams we want to test ourselves against and these are great opportunities to learn and improve.”A game away in the Stade de France will be a brilliant occasion for the players.”last_img read more

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO–Before the first pitch was even thrown, the talent discrepancy between the Giants and Dodgers was on full display.When managers Bruce Bochy and Dave Roberts submitted their starting lineups for Friday’s series opener, it wasn’t just clear which club was fighting for a playoff berth and which club would be spending its October at home.It was obvious which franchise is built to contend into the future, and which organization must soon restock its roster with more talent.Though …last_img

first_imgUPDATE: Monday morning, an accusation of sexual harassment came down from a woman artist hired by Brown, reported by Sports Illustrated. She said he approached her nude, with just a hand towel covering his groin.Antonio Brown may not have started for the Patriots, but it didn’t take the former Raiders receiver long to make an impact Sunday — both on and off the field.The troubled star was fantastic early in his New England debut, wasting no time becoming Tom Brady’s favorite target, including …last_img

first_imgThe retail group Foschini is one of the companies that helps PinkDrive keep its educational and clinical trucks on the road. These trucks’ services include women’s health education.It costs R10-million to build one truck. PinkDrive’s monthly running costs are R700,000. PinkDrive’s services include free education on women’s health, mammograms and clinical breast examinations. (Image: Supplied)Melissa JavanHenrietta van Kramberg says she should have given up on life when her child died but she didn’t. Instead, following a diagnosis of breast cancer in 2010, she decided to fight back.The 43-year-old is one of 11 women who are sharing their stories during the Courage to Conquer campaign, taking place in the Breast Cancer Awareness Month of October. The campaign is an initiative by retail group Foschini. It is to build awareness and to fundraise for the organisation, PinkDrive.She kicked cancer’s butt in six-inch heels, Van Kramberg says. “Giving up is not an option. As a mum if you survive the passing of your child, there’s not much that can get you down.”Watch Van Kramberg talk about how she motivated herself in her battle against cancer:Watch Lizelle Knott explain how her son became her motivation to fight cancer:Lizelle Knott, a 36-year-old, says early detection made a huge difference. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014. “If you have a positive attitude, anything can be an adventure,” she says of her journey.PinkDrivePinkDrive is known as South Africa’s “breast cancer community carer”, the non-profit organisation says on its website.It has mobile units which cross three provinces, visiting urban and semi-urban areas, to give people access to mammographies and gynaecological services.Besides free education on women’s health, the mobile clinics offer free pap smears and clinical examinations, as well as information on how to do breast self-examinations.Since its launch in 2011, PinkDrive has taught more than 260,000 women about breast health.Courage to conquerNaeema Cassimjee, Foschini brand manager, says that in previous years the clothing retailer has partnered with PinkDrive to raise breast cancer awareness and to keep the mammography and educational units of PinkDrive on the road.“The campaign this year is unique in the sense that we have provided a platform for women from different backgrounds from all over South Africa to share their stories. [They talk about] how they found the courage to conquer breast cancer,” she says.“The campaign takes a positive approach where we aim to highlight the courage and strength that women have within them.”The partners approached cancer organisations Look Good, Feel Better; Reach for Recovery; and Cancervive, to ask for volunteers, Cassimjee explains. These volunteers are survivors of breast cancer, and were willing to share their stories with others.“We received a lot of interest but unfortunately had to eventually cut it down to 11 women.”She says to support PinkDrive through Courage to Conquer, people can buy breast cancer awareness key rings and Playtex or Foschini branded bras. A portion of the funds raised is donated to PinkDrive.“A donation to the PinkDrive has also been made by the photographer who shot the Breast Cancer campaign,” Cassimjee says.To watch the videos of the other cancer survivors telling their stories, visit the Foschini South Africa YouTube channel.Corporates playing a roleFebe Meyer, PinkDrive spokesperson, says the organisation works with numerous brands, individuals and companies throughout the year to make PinkDrive successful.“Our major sponsors are the financial contributors Pick n Pay, MTN Foundation, the Bidvest Group and Bridgestone.“As PinkDrive does not receive any government funding, we are grateful for any corporate or individual that assist the PinkDrive in raising funds. The impact of any amount raised assists PinkDrive to keep our existing mobile units on the road,” she says.“It also enables us to provide free services to all the medically uninsured people in South Africa.”One of the fundraising initiatives was the Cell C SA Lingerie Fashion Show held on 6 October 2016 at Canal Walk shopping centre in Cape Town. The aim of the event was to distribute 100 care packs to cancer patients at hospitals in the city.The first mobile screening unit of PinkDrive launched in the Western Cape in 2011. It operated through local clinics, community health centres and hospitals. (Image: Supplied)Meyer says the current PinkDrive fleet consists of three mobile mammography units, one educational truck and five educational vehicles.Since the organisation’s inception in 2011, more than 10,600 mammograms and more than 102,000 clinical breast examinations have been done.“It should be noted that currently one unit is doing 20 public sector hospitals’ work in a month! This is a direct ‘report’ of what PinkDrive is doing with all the funding received,” says Meyer.PinkDrive travels to urban and semi-urban areas throughout South Africa. “We have representation in Gauteng, the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.”Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces “Without Apple’s orchestration of this conspiracy, it would not have succeeded as it did in the spring of 2010,” she added.In his opening statements in the trial, Apple attorney Orrin Snyder argued that the government’s case against Apple depended solely on out-of-context quotes from e-mails gathered by Federal investigators.See also: DoJ Whacks “Self-Serving” Apple in Response to E-Book Settlement CommentsThe federal lawsuit claimed that Apple, led by then-CEO Steve Jobs and senior vice president of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue, conspired with HarperCollins, Hatchett, Macmillan, Penguin and Simon & Schuster to drive e-book prices up from the $9.99 level Amazon had established.This model of pricing is known as agency pricing, and allows a publisher set the prices of an ebook, with the retailer getting a cut of the price as a commission. This differs from the wholesale model that Amazon was using, where a book’s price is merely suggested by publishers, allowing retailers to discount it to their heart’s content.Agency pricing isn’t necessarily a problem—it’s a perfectly legitimate way of doing business. Judge Cote, however, found that Apple colluded with the five publishers to get them to all jump to agency pricing at the same time. This was a highly anti-competitive act.Apple was the last company defiantly standing in the eBook price-fixing trial—all five of the original publishers had already settled with the government.Update: In a statement to the Washington Post, Apple spokesperson Tom Neumayr confirmed what was suspected—Apple will be appealing the desision.“Apple did not conspire to fix ebook pricing and we will continue to fight against these false accusations,” Neumayr said to the Post. “When we introduced the iBookstore in 2010, we gave customers more choice, injecting much needed innovation and competition into the market, breaking Amazon’s monopolistic grip on the publishing industry. We’ve done nothing wrong and we will appeal the judge’s decision.” Tags:#Apple#ebooks What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement brian proffitt Apple conspired with book publishers to fix prices on e-books, a federal judge ruled this morning.The ruling by U.S. District Judge Denise L. Cote in the non-jury trial rejects Apple’s argument that its discussions with the five major book publishers merely amounted to doing business in a new marketplace. A second trial for damages will likely follow.From Reuters:“The plaintiffs have shown that the publisher defendants conspired with each other to eliminate retail price competition in order to raise e-book prices, and that Apple played a central role in facilitating and executing that conspiracy,” Cote said. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

first_imgFormer Goa Congress chief John Fernandes said here on Wednesday that ailing Congress president Sonia Gandhi was helping Prime Minister Narendra Modi achieve his ambition of a Congress-mukt Bharat by not handing over the reins to her son and party vice-president, Rahul Gandhi. Mr. Fernandes suggested that Ms. Gandhi should give Mr. Gandhi the overall charge of the party as soon as possible. Mr. Fernandes said, “If Ms. Gandhi is sick, then she should not make the Congress also sick. She should not also help Narendra Modi in realising his objective of achieving a Congress-mukt Bharat.”Mr. Fernandes, a former Rajya Sabha MP and Pradesh Congress president in Goa, questioned the Congress high command for not holding a session of the All India Congress Committee for three years since its defeat in the 2014 general elections. ‘Time to bounce back’He said, “The Congress can bounce back, if there are dedicated workers like me. We will work together and the Congress will make a comeback. The Goa election results were an indicator that the people of the State want the Congress back.” In 2014, Luizinho Faleiro replaced Mr. Fernandes as Goa Pradesh Congress President.last_img read more