Energy, effort not there for Beermen in blowout loss to Batang Pier, says Austria

first_imgLATEST STORIES NBI, BIR , PNP raid Illegal cigarette factory run by Chinese in Pampanga Leo Austria. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—San Miguel Beer, fresh from wining its fifth straight Philippine Cup title, walked into Smart Araneta Coliseum Wednesday armed with the confidence befitting of the champion it is.The Beermen, however, left The Big Dome badly beaten by a depleted NorthPort side missing its best player.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay Rio’s unsafe Olympic Park ordered closed by Brazilian judge Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Chito Victolero: Hotshots’ timing, conditioning still off Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. But San Miguel was listless and nowhere near its championship form.“We have to respect the game, but it seems it’s hard to recover or play to win if we don’t have the energy,” said Austria. “The effort is not there because there really was no energy.”“I told them that we have to show our pride, we have to respect the game. Even if we win a championship or we play in the playoffs or eliminations, there’s a game to play so we should be ready. It seems we weren’t in the game, we’re not focused.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption PLAY LIST 02:56NCRPO 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college SMB head coach Leo Austria expressed his displeasure in his team’s complete lack of aggressiveness against the Batang Pier especially since they were coming off an historic fifth straight title in the All-Filipino conference.“We’re so frustrated of what happened tonight because we never learn from this kind of situation, every time we win a championship we’re struggling at the start of the next conference,” said Austria, whose squad made its debut in the 2019 Commissioner’s Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“I think this is the worst loss we had. It’s obvious we’re not in the game, we have low energy, and we’re not in shape.”Austria’s Beermen have won seven of the possible 13 titles in the past five years and they went 2-4 in their corresponding conference openers after winning the championship in the previous conference. 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao View commentslast_img read more

Students leave school early in support of teachers

first_imgStudents filled the streets of the Energetic City, some enjoying the nice weather, others taking a more proactive approach, holding signs reading slogans such as “It’s not about a raise, it’s about our learning conditions”, clearly displaying their support for their educators.Stephenie Sutherland, a senior at North Peace Secondary School, talked about how the teachers strike is having a negative effect on her education.“Last Monday some peers and I went to get help in Chemistry, but there weren’t any teachers available to help us. Personally, I’m on the verge of failing Chemistry and I can’t get much help, especially with teachers going on strike for three days.”- Advertisement -Sutherland also mentioned how surprised she was by the number of students showing their support for their teachers.Currently, teachers from across the province will be on strike from Monday March. 5 until Wednesday, March 7.last_img read more

Sportsday Podcast on talkSPORT 2, October 24

first_imgThis Monday morning on Sportsday we discuss England’s 22-run win against Bangladesh in Chittagong. We also look back yesterday’s Premier League action as Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United were beaten 4-0 at Chelsea, elsewhere Manchester City were held to a 1-1 draw against Southampton. We also discuss Lewis Hamilton’s US Grand Prix triumph. All brought to you by Will Gavin and the team.last_img

Robson-Kanu, Messi on shortlist for FIFA Puskas Award – WATCH all ten goals

first_img1 Hal Robson-Kanu celebrates his goal for Wales against Belgium at Euro 2016 Hal Robson-Kanu is in the running to win the FIFA Puskas Award for the best goal in world football over the past year.The West Bromwich Albion forward earned a place on the ten-strong shortlist for his sensational strike for Wales against Belgium in the quarter-finals of the 2016 European Championship.Robson-Kanu, who was born in London, is the only British-based player in contention for the prestigious prize, and is up against Barcelona duo Lionel Messi and Neymar.Check out all the contenders here and let us know your favourite strike…last_img read more

Liverpool v Tottenham confirmed teams: James Milner starts

first_imgLiverpool will be looking to create a gap between themselves and top four rivals Tottenham when they clash at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.The Reds currently sit two points clear of Spurs in the table but can move five points clear with a victory on Merseyside.Tottenham last secured a league double over Liverpool in the 2010-11 season and will be hoping for a repeat of their 4-1 victory at Wembley earlier this season.New signing Lucas Moura is not involved in the matchday squad due to a lack of match fitness.So how do both sides line up? Scroll down to see the Liverpool and Tottenham teams. Liverpool XI: Karius, Alexander-Arnold, van Dijk, Lovren, Robertson, Can, Henderson, Milner, Salah, Firmino, ManeSubstitutes: Wijnaldum, Moreno, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mignolet, Ings, Solanke, MatipTottenham XI:  Lloris, Trippier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Dembele, Eriksen, Alli, Son, KaneSubstitutes: Lamela, Wanyama, Vorm, Sissoko, Llorente, Aurier, Winks 1 The Reds currently sit two points clear of Spurs in the table last_img read more

Brighton hand five-match ban to fan for offensive social media comments

first_img Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? 1 latest scrap Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Latest football news Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions “Following an investigation by the club, the individual concerned had already withdrawn the comments and has now apologised for the offence caused.“They have also been warned to expect a more severe punishment should they breach club rules in future.” RANKED predicted Brighton won 3-1 at Bournemouth to progress to the FA Cup fourth round BEST OF center_img Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won SORRY Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion whoops REVEALED revealed Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings The Seagulls progressed in the competition after beating Bournemouth 3-1 on Saturday and will now face West Brom later this month.Brighton have warned the individual that more severe punishments will follow if the club’s rules are breached again.A statement on the club’s official website read: “A number of complaints were made directly to the club, after the individual posted deliberately offensive comments online following the FA Cup fourth-round draw. Brighton have handed a five-match ban to a supporter for posting offensive comments on social media.Numerous complaints were made to the Premier League club following the FA Cup fourth-round draw on Monday night. gameday cracker last_img read more

Gautrain ‘will be ready for World Cup’

first_img8 January 2010Despite earlier doubts about its completion date, the Gautrain rapid rail link between Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport and Sandton Station will be ready in time for South Africa’s hosting of the 2010 Fifa World Cup™, says construction consortium Bombela.The Bombela Concession Company has just been given two amounts of R144-million each from the provincial and national governments, and it plans to have the route between the airport and Sandton complete by 27 May. The World Cup starts on 11 June.“The Gautrain consortium and the Gauteng provincial government have come to a resolution to ensure completion of the OR Tambo link and Sandton before the event,” according to a statement from the National Treasury’s Thoraya Pandy.In July 2009, Bombela offered to fast-track construction of this section at a cost of R1.3-billion, but this was refused by the provincial government. Bombela responded by indicating it would find solutions without the extra funding, says Ingrid Jensen, the spokesperson for the Gautrain.The extra R288-million was paid at the end of 2009 and, stresses Jensen, it will not necessarily be used for the completion of the airport link but rather for general construction along the entire route. The amount largely accounts for inflationary costs.“A lot can happen, like construction delays. It is a tight schedule,” she says.In November, Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane emphasised that the Gautrain was never a World Cup project, saying that it would be a bonus if the train were ready by 11 June.Good progressConstruction work to the airport station is making good progress. The station concourse is directly linked to the departures level of the adjacent new central terminal building, one level below.“Finishing works within the station concourse shell are approaching completion and electrical and mechanical installations are well advanced. Ticket vending machines and fare gates have been installed and are being tested,” according to the latest Gautrain construction update.“Externally, the platform structures and canopies are substantially complete, with finishing works, including the installation of tinted glass closure screens, currently in progress. Rail tracks have been installed through the station. Construction of the three sets of emergency access stairs located at the ends on the platform is ongoing.”Meanwhile, the 16 kilometres of tunnels running from Park Station in Johannesburg’s CBD to the Marlboro Station in Alexandra are complete. Work on the seven emergency access shafts – in Hillbrow, Riviera, Dunkeld, Rivonia Road, Illovo, and two in Houghton – is ongoing.The 10 Gautrain stations are beginning to look like railway stations, with entrances and exits, stairways, platforms and parking garages taking shape.Delays in construction have been caused by land acquisition issues, delivery and numerous project variation instructions.Source: City of Johannesburglast_img read more

Fairtilizer – New Online Music Service

first_img9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Related Posts The LandscapeFairtilizer is entering a venue that is fairly competitive with a new unique sitescoming out with some frequency. This does not necessarily exclude success for this alphastartup but it does me their game and particularly their content is going to have toshine. Fuzz just came out this month, at least a dozen other similar sites already exist,and I am testing a very unique and interesting startup called VLES (or Virtual Lower East Side) that has themakings of something special. One bonus for this service is that all the tracks are fulllength with no previews or samples and I am sure Last.Fm fans will be happy to learnthis.ConclusionThere will always be room for artist oriented showcases like Fairtilizer but thebottom line of any of them will be staying afloat. Traffic and monetization being the keyelements, these sites will have to carve niches for hungry music lovers and attractartists either via their constituents or some form of enumeration.  Fairtilizer hassome stupendous new talent (and I should add some Rock Star losers too), butsimplicity and some basic tools may not cut it in the long run. In all fairness, this isa very new startup that appears to have a good vision. We will keep you updated on theirprogress; meanwhile if you can get in it is worth some time to kick back to some greattunes.J.F. Groff, CTO of Fairtilizer, graciously offered R/WW some invitations to thisalpha testing phase – so please let us know in the comments if you would like to check it out. phil butler 1center_img It’s About the MusicHonestly, a dozen sites have better atmosphere but music is about audio for most. Imust say that Fairtilizer has some killer tracks from a variety of exceptional artist froaround the globe. As an example for my tastes there are representations for virtuallyevery genre, and a few in particular took up about 2 hours of my visit. Two great vocalstandouts grabbed my attention, one being Lucky Joy who belts out lyricsala Zepplin with a song titled “On the road” that can be heardon the artist’s MySpace site.The second fine vocal artist I discovered was WalkTheTalk (Will Halliday)an Australian artist whose lyrics were not spot on, but singing the track “Draino”demonstrated a water smooth voice that can be tuned in via his web site too. Other genres arefilled with fantastic talent like Jazz/Ambient/Experimentalist TakeshiNishimoto and at least two dozen others that provided and show and a surprise forthis test pilot. Tags:#music#web The other day I tracked down another early alpha-testing startupcalled Fairtilizer, which is an online musiccommunity aspiring to define a new generation of music media. The premise behind thisstartup is that user generated music media is a threshold where online recommendations,distribution, artists and labels will pass the traditional TV, radio and print vehicles.In a not-so-new venue Fairtilizer, early on, has the key element for a successful musicstartup – some killer artists. The climate is harsh for entries into this arena butFairtilizer is just getting off the ground.New WaveP2P, MP3 and word of mouth avenues for reviewing new artists and content may providethe stimulus for a new age in the music industry according to the Fairtilizer developers,and they intend to position themselves in the gap as a conduit for excellent content.According to their “about” section people need a “trusted’ filterto capture great music, while artists want and need a real DIY amplifier to push theirmusic out of. The Fairtilzer “track centric” methodology, though not a newinnovation, does solve the pain of buying 10 terrible songs to get two great cuts.Fairtilizer, a  Geneva, Switzerland based company, was founded by Olivier Rosset aveteran of the music industry. Fairtilizer business details are not yet available as thecompany is seeking additional investors in these early stages.The MethodTracks submitted to Fairtilizer appear in the “Upcoming Section” where thetracks that get the most support make it to the Charting Section. Based on amember’s status (member, junior member or senior member) the tracks appear in abuffer zone where the community members and an Editorial Board validate the quality andthe ownership of the track. Members can see the tracks they have uploaded on their“My Tracks” page and each track is labeled with its status as it traversesthe Buffer Zone, Upcoming Section or Charting section. In short, Fairtilizer is first afilter for new artists and listeners to connect.The InterfaceFairtilizer uses a simple, clean interface that offers good navigation. The site isrelatively quick compared to some and organization is straightforward. Standard tools forany Web 2.0 offering include: an embed feature, my playlist, my tracks, ratings, myvotes, my profile and very good searchability either worldwide or localized. Searching orbrowsing on Fairtilizer is easy and though the artist submissions are not overly numerousthere is a good representation there already. Sometimes simple is just more elegant andthis is music not video man. Sharing via email, embed and RSS are options and mytracks downloaded to my iTunes player flawlessly. 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

Johnson Controls Announces First Customer Deployment of Single Smart Sensor Strategy

first_imgJohnson Controls recently announced the first customer deployment of its single smart sensor strategy, using the TrueVUE radio frequency identification (RFID)-enabled solution to manage inventory while also leveraging the technology for merchandise protection — traditionally accomplished by two different solutions with different sensors and data capture infrastructures.Sensormatic Solutions now supports a single smart sensor platform as part of its inventory intelligence portfolio to help retailers maintain inventory accuracy, on-floor availability, support omni-channel fulfillment and enhance merchandise protection. By combining insights into retail inventory, shopper traffic and loss prevention, Sensormatic Solutions reportedly powers operational excellence at scale with smart offerings for frictionless shopper experiences.A premier global fashion retailer with 250+ North American stores is one of the first Sensormatic Solutions customers to adopt this smart sensor platform. As a retailer committed to delivering unique and engaging in-store customer experiences it’s critical to have a high level of accuracy and visibility into all merchandise styles, colors and sizes across the locations. The retailer chose the TrueVUE solution to gain accurate and timely inventory and shrink visibility across their entire portfolio using a single smart label. With the fast turn in fashion, they need to keep floors stocked at all times to meet shopper demand, while accessing real-time insight into item location across the stores.- Sponsor – “Today’s influential global brands are looking for intelligent ways to help increase overall inventory productivity, maximize sales floor assortment and decrease losses due to theft and shrink. All of this leads to a better shopping experience for their customers,” said Brent Brown, vice president and general manager of inventory intelligence and IoT, Sensormatic Solutions. “In addition, they are looking for the incremental cost savings associated with migrating to a single smart sensor to support these strategic initiatives.”Several other progressive apparel retailers have embraced this smart sensor strategy and are currently in the deployment phase. Sensormatic’s RFID-based TrueVUE Inventory Intelligence solution enables sales associates to know the exact number and location of items by style, size and color to ensure on-floor availability and timely sales floor replenishment. These solutions now also include the ability to know exactly what has been lost to help both minimize the problem and maximize on-floor availability. Having a consistently well-stocked merchandise presentation and a real-time view into inventory availability helps retailers keep pace with fashion trends and meet shopper needs.For more information, visit Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Hybrid Cloud Computing: Businesses will Ultimately Blend the Best of Private and Public Clouds

first_img“In the past three years, private cloud computing has moved from an aspiration to a tentative reality for nearly half of large enterprises. Hybrid cloud computing is at the same place today that private cloud was three years ago; as actual deployments are low, but aspirations are high,” notes Gartner in a recent press release.While half of large enterprises already have already set up private cloud services, there are few examples of hybrid cloud solutions. Despite that, Gartner sees hybrid cloud services as the best way for businesses to balance parameters like cost, performance and security, and they expect that nearly three-quarters of large enterprises will have hybrid cloud deployments by 2015.Building a hybrid cloud isn’t easy. There are both technology and cultural challenges that businesses need to overcome. Thomas Bittman, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner, said that private cloud technologies are “relatively immature and evolving.” And he notes that “an ingrained IT culture focused on technical expertise doesn’t fit a fully automated, self-service model that requires a service-oriented, team approach.”Cloud computing provides very attractive benefits to businesses. Bittman said that “virtualization reduces capital expenses, and standards and automation reduce operational expenses.” But he warns that “too often, private cloud projects are started by choosing a technology, but technology itself does not solve the transformational people and process issues. It is much better to focus first on an approach to make transformative changes. In many cases, that means creating a separate organisation outside of traditional IT processes — at least to incubate these projects — and focusing first on a simple project that has buy-in between IT and IT’s customers.”last_img read more