Unbeaten Pirates go for No. 4; Lions, Knights collide

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mapua and Emilio Aguinaldo College hope to get back on track when they square off in the noontime tip-off.Hailed for putting emphasis on his players’ academics, coach Topex Robinson hopes the Pirates’ early success “will inspire others and give them hope.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“Winning is the result of our vision, and we want to make sure we inspire others,” said Robinson.San Beda and Letran ruled the last two seasons of the league, but the Knights are the underdogs heading into the clash as the Red Lions kept their seasoned and talented core from last season. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “It will really be a tough matchup,” said San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez. “Letran is a physical team, that’s their brand of game. We will just have to be ready for the physicality and hopefully the referees will call it right.”Following the 62-65 loss to Jose Rizal U on Friday, Letran coach Jeff Napa shifted his focus to their game with the Lions.“We’re going all out,” said Napa. “We’ll not allow them to just beat us. We will bounce back strong and execute.”Fernandez, whose team’s lone loss came against Lyceum, said starting strong would be the key against the Knights.“We started really flat against EAC and St. Benilde,” said Fernandez. “We will address that because we’re facing a formidable team in Letran.” —CEDELF P. TUPASADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Lyceum, a team that is turning heads for its heady play and the mentality instilled by its coach, shoots for a fourth straight victory, while San Beda rekindles its rivalry with Letran on Wednesday in NCAA Season 93 basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Pirates tangle with the dangerous Arellano Chiefs at 2 p.m. before the Red Lions and the Knights collide in their first meeting of the season.ADVERTISEMENT Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return View comments LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Australia too much for Perlas Pilipinaslast_img read more

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Suspects who confessed to raping, killing teen for court today

first_imgBy Andrew CarmichaelThe two suspects in the brutal murder of an East Bank Berbice teenager are expected to make their first court appearance today.The two men of Sisters Village, East Bank Berbice, are accused of sexually assaulting and killing 13-year-old Leonard Archibald of Brothers Village on September 17.The teenager went missing last week Sunday, after riding ahead of his three sisters he was accompanying home from a birthday party in the neighbouring village.It is believed that one of the suspects who is a relative of the now dead teenager lured him into the yard to run an errand and the teenager was attempting to steal time from his duty of accompanying his three younger sisters in order to run the errand for which he was expecting payment.Instead he was captured and sodomised and when he lost consciousness, he was bound and thrown into the Berbice River along with his bicycle.The two suspects confessed to Police on Friday and related the horrific story. The bicycle was discovered in the Berbice River behind the suspects’ house about 40 feet from the high tide mark. On Saturday afternoon, the body was discovered by a search party some three miles from his home at the village of Khotbradt. The body was found in a decomposed state on a mud flat.A post-mortem examination is expected to be performed on the body today before the suspects are taken to court.Also, Police Divisional Commander, Assistant Commissioner Linden Alves has refuted claims by a section of the media that one of the accused tried to sodomise his co-accused in the Police lock-ups. Alves said that the suspects were being held at separate locations and, as such, had no access to each other.Meanwhile, the accused in the Smithfield, New Amsterdam murder is also expected to make his first court appearance today.On September 17, a couple were involved in a domestic fight and the wife was subsequently hospitalised. She died four days after she was allegedly beaten.The dead woman has been identified as Janette Tahal, 58, of Smithfield, New Amsterdam. Tahal died at the Georgetown Public Hospital on Thursday last.Reports are that the now dead woman and her husband Joseph Tahal, 60, had an argument at their Lot 95 Smithfield home and he allegedly lashed her with a piece of wood several times. The woman was picked up in a semi-conscious state by a friend, who was visiting the home at the time and taken to the New Amsterdam Hospital where she was stabilised before being transferred to the Georgetown Hospital.The couple were involved in mobile vegetable vending and, according to neighbours, had frequent fights.On Tuesday, Police arrested Joseph as he was on his way to the Georgetown Hospital.last_img read more

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Exclusive – Liverpool and Arsenal stars won’t frighten Switzerland, insists McMahon

first_imgFormer England star Steve McMahon has told talkSPORT Switzerland will not be afraid of Roy Hodgson’s side’s new-look midfield.Ahead of the match it is being reported Aston Villa star Fabian Delph could join Jack Wilshere and Jordan Henderson in the Three Lions side for the game in Basle.But McMahon, who earned 17 caps for England, reckons their Swiss Euro 2016 qualifying opponents will have no qualms about facing the trio, who he has doubts over at an international level.He told Drivetime: “If you look at the England set up and see Jack Wilshere, Jordan Henderson and Fabian Delph, are they going to frighten you? Absolutely not, there is chance for Switzerland to say, ‘who are these [players]?’“Henderson is a good player but a good player is not necessarily an international player. Delph has got to prove himself and Wilshere has been a little bit disappointing, he flits in and out of games.”last_img read more

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Matano confident of resuscitating flat Tusker

first_img0Shares0000Robert Matano being unveiled as Tusker FC head coach.Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 24- Robert Matano has a habit of picking up teams squirming in difficulty and turning them into competitive outfits and he has vowed to do the same as he begins his second stint with 11-time Kenyan Premier League champions Tusker FC.The tactician nicknamed as ‘The Lion’ made history by becoming the first ever tactician to win the Kenyan Premier League title with a newly promoted team when he guided Sofapaka to the crown in 2009. Three years later in his first stint at Tusker, Matano entered the history books once again by winning the title for the second time with a different team just six months into his reign.When he took over as Ulinzi Stars head coach in March 2014, he found the soldiers struggling for results after the departure of Salim Ali and he slowly picked them up from the doldrums and they finished the season fourth.New Tusker FC head coach Robert Matano being unveiled at the club’s training ground alongside his assistant Charles Okere on April 24, 2018. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUJust last year, he took over at AFC Leopards, the club struggling to mint results and staring at the danger of relegation. True to self, he guided them to an eighth place finish in the league and the FKF Cup (formerly GOtv Shield).“I have done well everywhere I go. I am proud of my record because I am a successful coach. That is exactly why I am coming here; to succeed,” the tactician said as he was unveiled at the club’s training ground in Ruaraka Tuesday afternoon.The team has been struggling and when they asked me to come, I said yes because I love such challenges.”When he took over at AFC in July last year, he said he had come ‘to do a little first aid’ on a wounded Leopard. Fast forward to just over eight months later, he finds himself with a similar assignment.-Caretaker-New Tusker FC head coach Robert Matano during the unveiling on Tuesday 24th, April at the the Ruaraka Ground. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAMatano has been appointed as caretaker coach till the end of the season after the Brewers sacked Ugandan Sam Timbe barely four months after his appointment as well as assistant Francis Baraza.Timbe posted disastrous returns at the club, winning only two of their 11 games this season but he had to contend with the tedious task of building a new team after most of the first team players departed at the end of last season.Where his predecessor failed, Matano is confident he can get it right.“What they lack now is confidence and that is what we are working on. We have talked over the last two days and I am happy that confidence is coming back slowly. I am ready for this challenge and I know it won’t be hard because I have been here before. My aim is to lift this team back to the top where it belongs,” the tactician noted.New Tusker FC head coach Robert Matano being unveiled at the club’s training ground alongside his assistant Charles Okere on April 24, 2018. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULU“We should replace the losing mentality with a winning mentality. Most of the time football is about mental strength. They (players) must be ready to fight and put the past performance behind their backs,” the coach further added.His short-term target is to push the team into a top five position by mid season and possibly have an attack of the title in the second half of the season.Matano is confident having assessed the squad and their strengths, they have the ability to squeeze in among the top cream teams despite their slow start to the campaign.“If we manage to start winning and regain the confidence, we can plan from there. The league is still young and I believe we can do something and finish in a good position,” the coach further added.Tusker FC players celebrate one of their four goals against AFC Leopards during a Kenyan Premier League match at the Kericho Stadium on April 2, 2018His first assignment will be on Wednesday when Tusker takes on new boys Wazito FC at the Camp Toyoyo Ground.Wazito are fresh from a 1-0 win over hitherto leaders Mathare United while Tusker lost massively 3-1 to Zoo Kericho last weekend.Matano though is confident that he can turn the tide around and start his tenure off on a positive note.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Man Utd and Liverpool flops feature in most talked about players XI

first_imgSocial media is a big part of the beautiful game these days.A successful following on Twitter can help a player reinforce their reputation, or become a figure of ridicule (à la Tom Cleverley).Similarly, a club can explore new revenue streams if their bio is in order and trends follow them around like fashion.Fans tweet to fume about their sides’ failures, or gloat about their successes, often instantly.So it’s no surprise that players’ mentions columns have been a hive of activity throughout the Premier League season.However, who has got us attempting to squeeze our thoughts into a measly 140 characters more than most?Twitter have released an alternative Team of The Year highlighting the players that have sparked the most conversations on the popular platform, but it’s not always for the right reasons.Mario Balotelli and Radamel Falcao, who have flopped in spectacular fashion for Liverpool and Manchester United respectively, lead the front line alongside Alexis Sanchez.The Chilean is one of only two Arsenal players to feature. That’s a pretty disappointing return for a side that claims to ‘own the internet’ after cleaning up at the inaugural Facebook Football Awards earlier this week.Meanwhile, blabber mouth Joey Barton claims a place too. Does anyone not have an opinion on the England midfielder?Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas is the only member of the newly-crowned Premier League champions to be included, while the rest of the side has a distinct Manchester feel about it.Here’s the team in full, they’re probably all over your timeline: 2 Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli last_img read more

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TWITTER CAMPAIGN FOR INISHOWEN CYCLEWAY GOES GLOBAL!

first_imgA SIMPLE tweet by an organisation pushing tourism in Donegal has gone global.Cycle Inishowen sent out this map of the old railway lines in the county – and suggested copying the Co Mayo Greenway in this county would bring tourists flocking here.The tweet became so popular that #Inishowen was trending nationally on Twitter last night. It was helped by the endorsement from the North’s joint first minister Martin McGuinness; supported by Donegal TD Padraig Mac Lochlainn.The small business has expressed the hope that the Derry-Carndonagh railway line could be reopened.Here’s hoping…..Oh…and please ReTweet this story using #Inishowen  TWITTER CAMPAIGN FOR INISHOWEN CYCLEWAY GOES GLOBAL! was last modified: January 21st, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:cycle inishowencycle pathsmartin mcguinnesstourismlast_img read more

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PULSE VENUE GOES BACK TO 1989 PRICES TO CELEBRATE TWENTY FIFTH ANNIVERSARY!!

first_imgThis weekend represents the 25th anniversary of The Pulse Venue, Letterkenny, and to celebrate the occasion management have decided to revert entry and drink prices to what it was when it first opened in 1989!!Management decided to revert the prices back to 1989 as a thank you to customers for all their loyal support to the venue over the years.It was on the 1st of August 1989 the Pulse first opened, and since then it has been one of the leaders in nightclub entertainment in the North West. The popular venue located on the Port Road, has changed it’s name over the years and re-invented itself quite a number of times.It was initially called Neros, then it was called the Pulse and today it’s now called Pulse Venue.Pulse Venue is also the official L.Y.I.T Student Union’s venue for the forthcoming 2014/2015 academic year.On Saturday, Diet Coke TV advert star Alan Byrne will be the special guest and the dishy model will no doubt get the females PULSES racing. PAUL R will have all your favourites tunes playing and it promises to be a great night.On Sunday, The Regulators will play LIVE upstairs while PAUL R will have all your favourites downstairs in the club.It promises to be a fantastic Bank Holiday Weekend of celebration as The Pulse Venue, Letterkenny takes you back to 1989!   PULSE VENUE GOES BACK TO 1989 PRICES TO CELEBRATE TWENTY FIFTH ANNIVERSARY!! was last modified: August 1st, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:198925 YearsEntertainmententryFeaturesnewsPricesThe PulseVIPlast_img read more

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MAN STABBED BOY WITH SCISSORS AFTER HIS BIKE WAS STOLEN DURING ROW

first_imgA man who had his bicycle stolen during an altercation with a number of youths returned to the incident and stabbed a 14 year old boy with a pair of scissors.Letterkenny court.Vincent Doherty (45) appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court charged with producing an article capable of causing serious injury. Doherty, then 42, had been drinking with a number of young men at the Gartan Field in Letterkenny on the night of January 29th, 2011 when the incident happened.The court heard how Doherty, a former baker, had had a verbal altercation with a 14 year old boy during which Doherty made derogatory remarks about the boy’s dead father.A row ensued during which Doherty’s bike was taken from him and he received a number of blows.He returned to the scene a number of hours later at around 2am and produced a pair of scissors and stabbed the boy a number of times in the neck and stomach.During this altercation Doherty was again attacked and was hit with a roadsign in the head at one stage.He fled the scene again and was chased to his house.Gardai were called and the boy had to be taken by ambulance to hospital.Barrister for the accused, Damien Crawford, said all those at the scene were reluctant to give any statements to Gardai.He said his client is very remorseful but still feels a sense of grievance that his side of the story had not ben completely told.He revealed that Doherty had been suffering as a result of the incident and that all the windows in his home had ben smashed and he had been threatened.Judge Matthew Deery said it was a serious incident but said it would have been difficult to get a prosecution as nobody wanted to come forward to give evidence.He said he appreciated that references including one from Cara House spoke highly of Doherty.He sentenced Doherty to 200 hours of community service in lieu of two years in prison.MAN STABBED BOY WITH SCISSORS AFTER HIS BIKE WAS STOLEN DURING ROW was last modified: July 18th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalLetterkenny Circuit CourtscissorsSTABBEDVincent Dohertylast_img read more

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Poor Data Quality can Undermine Business Intelligence

first_imgKeeping data up to date and fresh is a global problem.  How many times have you searched the internet to find the information in the top results to be out-dated?  The same problem plagues data managed in enterprises.A Data Warehousing Institute’s study estimated that $600 billion are lost each year in US businesses due to poor data quality.  The impact of poor data quality are many and include data reprocessing and loss of customers due to dissatisfaction.  Data quality can adversely affect the performance and efficiency of operational systems by undermining business intelligence.  Data is a strategic asset and if not properly treated can easily become outdated, inconsistent, orphaned or duplicated.Bad data can be the result of problems related to data entry or from just becoming stale.  Often data quality problems are introduced when systems are converted or integrated (such as during mergers and acquisition).Especially in the area of regulatory compliance, poor data quality can be a very costly proposition.  A new study from AIM Software finds that data quality is the biggest problem for companies trying to comply with regulatory compliance initiatitives like Sarbanes-Oxley and Basel II.  69% of companies are implementing risk management solutions for regulatory reasons.The AIM study of 1027 IT managers at financial services firms also found that 44% of companies are investing in “reference data management” systems over the next two years to improve data quality.Reference Data Management refers to management of data that resides in “master” tables.  It boils down to their not being a consistent business language in communicating data.  Multiple applications and sources of data, many coming from different domains, are frequently not coordinated well among business, process and technology groups.  There often is no single source of truth for reference data.last_img read more

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13 FREE Textured Motion Graphics for Premiere Pro

first_imgWant to add some hand-painted, paper-textured, and torn-up graphics to your edits? This free pack of motion graphic templates for Premiere has you covered.Sometimes it’s good to add a little bit of chaos to your work. With this pack of FREE motion graphics templates for Premiere, you can add a hand-made feel to your lower-third animations, title animations, and even transitions.This pack is fully customizable, even down to your font choice, and you can do it all in Premiere. No need to open After Effects. In the Essential Graphics Panel in Premiere, you have options to change colors and size, turn textures and objects on/off, and much more.NOTE: In order to use these graphics, you’ll need to at least have After Effects installed. If you don’t use Premiere, you can still use the included After Effects project file to customize and export your own versions.This FREE pack of motion graphic templates includes the following:13 motion graphics templates for Premiere (.mogrt)The After Effects project file used to create them7 title animations3 lower thirds3 video transitions Download the FREE Motion Graphic TemplatesClick the button below to download the free motion graphic templates. In the download, you’ll find everything you need to get started. These motion graphics are free to use in any personal or commercial projects. By downloading, you agree not to resell or redistribute these free assets. DOWNLOAD FREE Motion GraphicsHow to Use And Install These Free Motion GraphicsThe video above is a good rundown of how to use .mogrt template files. You can only use these templates in Adobe Premiere Pro, unfortunately, so if you work in a different editor, you’ll need a different solution. This pack in particular includes the After Effects project file, so if you have After Effects but use a different editor, you can still customize and use these templates in AE and then render them to your editor of choice.With these free Premiere motion graphics templates, you have certain control and customization options that will allow you to get the look you want. Here are more details about how to install these assets.Install The .Mogrt Files in PremiereInstall the .mogrt files via the Essential Graphics Panel in Premiere.In Premiere, make sure you have the “Essential Graphics Panel” open. You’ll most likely need to click on the window tab at the top of the screen, and make sure that the Essential Graphics Panel is checked.Once you’re in the Essential Graphics Panel, look to the bottom-right of the panel, and you should see a little plus sign with a square around it (pictured above).Once you click that button, you’ll get a file dialogue box you can use to navigate to the template you want to add. Unfortunately, you have to do this process one template at a time instead of adding them all at once. Hopefully Adobe will change that soon.How to Customize These Free Motion GraphicsAfter installing your template files, you can drag and drop them onto your timeline.Once you’ve installed your template files into the Essential Graphics Panel, you can drag and drop them into your timeline.Once it’s in your timeline, you can simply click on the the graphic, and it will change the Essential Graphics Panel to a suite of customization options. Here, based on the template, you’ll have different options, like size, opacity, color, and even font.(NOTE: If you don’t like the amount of texture, or want to add more, there are sliders for all of the textures and roughness.)Experiment with these templates to create endless variations.I highly recommend experimenting with these templates and mixing and matching them to create your own looks. I tried to make them as modular as possible.Hope you enjoy them!Looking for more free video assets? Check these out.21 FREE Hand-Painted Brush Stroke Motion Graphics51 FREE Eye-Catching Accent Animation Motion Graphics80+ FREE Cinematic Atmospheres: Musical Textures and Sound FilesSOCIAL PACK: 50+ FREE Social Media Marketing Elements and Designslast_img read more

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