Alex Cabagnot, returning Christian Standhardinger help Beermen blast Aces

first_imgPBA IMAGESSan Miguel Beer leaned on Alex Cabagnot and returning big man Christian Standhardinger’s brilliance to frustrate Alaska, 114-96, in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup Sunday night at Araneta Coliseum.The reigning conference champions scripted a turnaround behind the steady performances of Cabagnot, who finished the game with 31 points, and Standhardinger, who chimed in 23 more.ADVERTISEMENT “We all know that we’re already in the quarterfinals. But this game is still important for us,” said San Miguel coach Leo Austria, whose squad ended the eliminations with a 7-4 card.“We didn’t want to get to the next round on a losing note. This gives us a lot of confidence moving on,” he added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsStandhardinger, who, according to Austria has yet to fully recover from his knee injury, pumped in 14 of his 23 points in the final frame to help the Beermen pull away by as many as 21 points.“We planned for (Christian) to only play a few minutes just to break him in. But he had a break out,” Austria said in jest. Ramil de Jesus: La Salle morale ‘really down’ after loss to UP San Miguel now finds itself smack in the middle of the Top 8 at No. 5 to be precise, with five of the teams below them still having a few games left to play.Alaska drew 22 points from skipper Chris Banchero. Carl Bryan Cruz had 13 while Sonny Thoss and Noy Baclao each added 12.The Aces, though, had no answer for the Beermen, who had four more players tallying 10 points or more.The Aces dropped to 4-6 and while they’re still technically in playoff contention, their chances of advancing gets bleaker.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrantscenter_img Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles MOST READ Google Philippines names new country director View comments Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img read more

RF Young Champs adjudged No.1 Grassroots Football Academy

first_imgNew Delhi, Aug 31 (PTI) Reliance Foundation Young Champs, a residential football scholarship academy at Navi Mumbai, was adjudged the Number 1 grassroots academy in India by the All India Football Federation (AIFF). The Academy Accreditation process carried out by AIFF for 2017/18 awarded the highest rating of 4 Star to Reliance Foundation Young Champs. Reliance Foundation Young Champs is the first football academy in the country to receive the highest rating order of 4 Star since the commencement of Academy Accreditation process by AIFF in 2015. The highest citation by AIFF has come just 48 hours after Reliance Foundation were conferred the prestigious Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar 2017 for Sports For Development initiatives at grassroots level across India. A total of 48 talents (11 to 14 years) scouted through Indian Super League Clubs grassroots program are presently being trained at its Navi Mumbai base. PTI ATK ATKlast_img read more

TAS to Host SSA National Championships

first_imgProspect Park in Launceston will be the venue for the 2008 School Sport Australia National Touch Championships hosted by Touch Football Tasmania.In excess of 300 participants from all States and Territories will contest the ONLY truly National competition in the sport, from Monday 20th – Friday 24th October in 12 & Under and 15 & Under divisions.Trials are set to commence in Hobart on Sunday 18th May for Tasmanian teams being selected to represent in their home state, in boys and girls for both age divisions. For more information visit the Touch Football Tasmania websitelast_img

TFA Technical Surveys

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) would like to invite members to participate in some new Technical Surveys.TFA has put together three Technical Surveys – one on each of the Coach, Referee and Selector areas, in order to obtain information from members. We have a number technical initiatives in our 2008-2010 Strategic Plan and we are looking for feedback to help us best achieve our goals in these areas. Below are links to the surveys:Selector Survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=HDMzNFU0EUH_2bgKXsnWsCig_3d_3dReferee Survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=BB7knzQU4Arn1HSEn2UnUw_3d_3d Coach Survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=R_2fmOPsBrhemNEW3qSmzXwQ_3d_3dlast_img

Olympic video and VR Guide to watching without a TV

This 2018 image provided by Comcast Corp. shows Xfinity Stream mobile app with Olympics coverage for Comcast customers. NBC owner Comcast will include online coverage on its TV set-top boxes and TV coverage on its mobile apps to offer viewers one-stop shop to the Olympics. Comcast and other cable providers will also offer the opening ceremony and other events in sharper, “4K” resolution, though with a day’s delay. (Comcast Corp. via AP) Every Olympic event will be streamed live. But to watch online, you’ll still need to be a paying cable or satellite subscriber. As with past Olympics, NBC is requiring proof of a subscription. If you’ve already given up on traditional cable or satellite TV, you can sign up for an online TV service such as PlayStation Vue or YouTube TV. Otherwise, your video will cut out after a half-hour grace period.The subscription requirement also applies to coverage on virtual-reality headsets.More than 1,800 hours of online coverage begins Wednesday evening in the U.S. with preliminary curling matches. Friday’s opening ceremony will be shown live online starting at 6 a.m. ET, and on NBC’s prime-time broadcast on a delayed basis at 8 p.m. NBC also plans live streaming of the closing ceremony on Feb. 25.Here’s a guide to watching the Olympics online.___TRADITIONAL COVERAGENBC’s over-the-air network will cover popular sports such as figure skating and skiing, some of it live. For those who can’t get to a TV, NBC will stream the broadcast at NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app. But there you’ll need your paid-TV credentials to sign in—even though you can watch the network over the air for free. The sports network NBCSN will be the main overflow channel, carrying events such as biathlon, bobsled and luge. Coverage on CNBC and USA Network will be limited to curling and ice hockey. The Olympic Channel will have medal ceremonies, news and highlights, but not event coverage. All four of these cable channels will also be streamed online.Much of the online coverage will come from the International Olympic Committee’s Olympic Broadcasting Services. That means the spotlight will be on all athletes, not just Americans. In addition to live events, you can get streams of some training and practice runs. NBC also plans digital-only shows, including a daily two-hour wrap-up starting at noon ET (2 a.m. the next morning in Pyeongchang).Some cable companies plan special features. NBC owner Comcast will include online coverage on its TV set-top boxes and TV coverage on its mobile apps to offer viewers one-stop access to the Olympics. Comcast and other cable providers will also offer the opening ceremony and other events in sharper “4K” resolution, though with a day’s delay. — PlayStation Vue, Sling TV and FuboTV are all $45 for comparable packages. But you can bring Sling TV’s bill down to $30 for just the two main Olympic channels and DVR. PlayStation is $40 without the Olympic Channel.Free trials are available, and you can cancel after the Olympics. Most services let you enter your ZIP code to check whether the NBC station is available. Streaming might be restricted where the station isn’t available.___BEYOND VIDEOThe NBC Sports app and the NBCOlympics website offer highlights, interviews and features on athletes without needing a subscription. You’ll also have full access to scores, schedules and guides to understanding obscure events.Samsung, an Olympic sponsor, developed the official Apple and Android app for the games, called PyeongChang 2018. It has schedules, news and 3-D and drone views of the venues.The games’ official website, pyeongchang2018.com, also has live video of the Olympic torch relay.Traditional media organizations will also cover the event, even though extensive video from the official venues are restricted to the rights-holding broadcasters. The Associated Press, for instance, has a Winter Games hub with traditional text, photo and video coverage alongside graphics breaking down complicated moves in figure skating and snowboarding and daily illustrations from sketch artist Dan Archer. The AP will also have 360-degree video and drone views of the venues. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. In this Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, file photo, athletes from Japan practice at the Gangneung Oval during a speed skating training session prior to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. As with past Olympics, NBC is requiring proof of a TV subscription to watch. More than 1,800 hours of online coverage begins Wednesday, Feb. 7, in the U.S. with preliminary curling matches. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File) Explore further This 2018 image provided by Comcast Corp. shows the Olympics interface on an X1 TV set-top box for Comcast customers. NBC owner Comcast will include online coverage on its TV set-top boxes and TV coverage on its mobile apps to offer viewers one-stop shop to the Olympics. Comcast and other cable providers will also offer the opening ceremony and other events in sharper, “4K” resolution, though with a day’s delay. (Comcast Corp. via AP) © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This 2018 image provided by Comcast Corp. shows the Olympics interface on an X1 TV set-top box for Comcast customers. NBC owner Comcast will include online coverage on its TV set-top boxes and TV coverage on its mobile apps to offer viewers one-stop shop to the Olympics. Comcast and other cable providers will also offer the opening ceremony and other events in sharper, “4K” resolution, though with a day’s delay. (Comcast Corp. via AP) Olympic video and VR: Guide to watching without a TV ___VIRTUAL REALITYIntel is working with the Olympic Broadcasting Services to produce virtual-reality coverage of 30 events. Eighteen events, or 55 hours, will be live.During the Rio Olympics in 2016, VR coverage typically wasn’t live and required Samsung’s Gear VR headsets with a Samsung phone. This time, VR is available on Google Daydream and Microsoft Mixed Reality headsets as well. Those without a headset can still watch on web browsers or Apple and Android mobile devices. In the U.S., you’ll need the NBC Sports VR app.VR isn’t meant to replace television. While Intel’s VR productions of baseball and other sports had their own announcers, the Olympic coverage will rely on regular television coverage embedded in the VR experience. And most of the VR video will be in 180 degrees—you’ll see the action in front of you and a little bit to the sides, but not what’s behind you. Videos in 360 degrees will be limited to non-competition features such as a demo run down the bobsled. Citation: Olympic video and VR: Guide to watching without a TV (2018, February 6) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-02-olympic-video-vr-tv.html But VR will offer more leaderboards and stats than television, along with the ability to choose camera positions. For downhill skiing, for instance, you might prefer watching from a particular location on the mountain, the way a spectator would, rather than have the camera shift the skier goes down. For figure skating, one camera will be near the judges so you can get their vantage point. There will be no cameras on the rink or on any athletes, however.___IF YOU LACK CABLE OR SATELLITE TVFor the most part, access to an online TV service—one that streams many of the channels you’d get from a cable subscription—will also let you use the NBC apps for streaming and VR.Google’s YouTube TV has the lowest price for all five Olympic TV channels, at $35 a month. Google says the service is available in more than 80 U.S. markets, covering more than 80 percent of households, though the NBC station isn’t available everywhere.In excluded markets, you could check out a rival. What works best will depend on your needs:— DirecTV Now also has a $35-a-month offering. But the Olympic Channel is part of a higher tier, at $60 a month, and DirecTV Now generally won’t let you record programs for viewing later (a DVR feature is still being tested among some subscribers).— Hulu with Live TV is $40 a month for all five channels and DVR. read more

Reddit CEO says racism allowed but not welcome on the site

Now he’s backpedaling a bit.As tech companies face increasing pressure to police content on their platforms, Reddit CEO Steve Huffman said something to the equivalent of the old saying “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.”In response to a question about whether slurs are against Reddit’s rules, Huffman said: “It’s not. On Reddit, the way in which we think about speech is to separate behavior from beliefs. This means on Reddit there will be people with beliefs different from your own, sometimes extremely so. When users actions conflict with our content policies, we take action.”That resonates in 2018, in the aftermath of the fatal Charlottesville white-supremacist march last year, and as racists feel more emboldened to say what they want online and offline.Some Reddit users, aka Redditors, let him have it.”You allowed r/the—donald to advertise for a fascist rally that culminated in a deadly terror attack,” wrote a Redditor called kitten cupcakes, referring to Charlottesville.”Not all speech is ‘valuable discourse,’ and by letting it exist on your platform you are condoning its existence and assisting its propagation,” user aYearofPrompts said.And PostimusMaximus referred to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Congressional grilling: “Zuckerberg is sitting over here getting grilled for not removing hate-speech fast enough due to AI limitations and yet you find yourself passing hate speech off as okay.”Thursday, Huffman updated his remarks, saying that “While racism itself isn’t against the rules, it’s not welcome here.”However, he seemed to stick to the spirit of his Wednesday response when he added: “I believe the best defense against racism and other repugnant views, both on Reddit and in the world, is instead of trying to control what people can and cannot say through rules, is to repudiate these views in a free conversation, and empower our communities to do so on Reddit.”Previously banned Reddit groups include ones called “CoonTown” and “raping women.” Last year, the site banned two high-profile white nationalist groups. As I wrote then, it takes a lot to be banned from the pretty-much-anything-goes site, which has become a haven for hate. But “Altright” and “Alternativeright” were engaged in doxxing, or spreading people’s personal information.Huffman, who co-founded Reddit with Alexis Ohanian, became its CEO in 2015. When he took over after Ellen Pao’s brief, tumultuous time as chief executive, Huffman pledged to ban the “dark side,” which he defined as “communities whose purpose is reprehensible.” He said then that Reddit had “no obligation to support” such communities, which provides an online discussion board that has about 330,000 monthly users, more than 138,000 communities, and an average 14 billion views according to the About page on its website. It is said to be among the most visited sites on the internet.Also this week, Reddit announced that it had banned nearly 1,000 suspected Russian troll accounts.”We also did not detect any effective use of these accounts to engage in vote manipulation,” Huffman said in a post Tuesday. Reddit has a history of allowing its users to say just about anything. On Wednesday, its CEO said racist language is just fine—officially giving license to the hatred that already lives on the site, which bills itself as the front page of the internet. Reddit updates content policy, banning a ‘handful’ of groups Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Reddit CEO says racism allowed, but not ‘welcome,’ on the site (2018, April 16) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-04-reddit-ceo-racism-site.html ©2018 The Mercury News (San Jose, Calif.) Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. read more