Cone ‘angry’ at self but ‘proud’ of Gin Kings after semis exit

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Without Greg Slaughter, the Gin Kings gave the Beermen all it could handle in the hard-fought series.“Despite not having Greg (Slaughter), I thought we did a great battle and one of the coaches said to me what would it be like if they didn’t have June Mar, how hard it would be for them. It was that way for us,” Cone said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSave for the blowouts in Games 1 and 4, the Gin Kings were in the thick of the fight.They squandered a 15-point lead in the first half and lost on a Marcio Lassiter game-winner in overtime, 104-102, in Game 2. Like the gentleman that he is, Cone owned up for this failure and took responsibility for the semifinals exit.Still, he sees this as a formative experience for his side, something which the young squad could build on for the coming conferences.“I’m angry that I didn’t do enough for them, couldn’t win some of the games we should have won down the stretch. But you know, those things happen. So I’ll be angry at myself and I’ll be real proud of our guys,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims 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 LATEST STORIES Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netGinebra coach Tim Cone said his team shouldn’t be ashamed after bowing out in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals at the hands of San Miguel.“I’m real proud of our guys,” Cone said after the Gin Kings’ 94-100 defeat to the Beermen in Game 5 on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Ginebra recovered and took Game 3, 95-87, last Tuesday to avert the sweep.With their backs against the wall, the Gin Kings once again threw everything but the kitchen sink in Game 5, leading by as much as 12 in the first half, 39-27, before San Miguel mounted a huge fightback to tie the game at 55 at halftime. Though they were still able to make one last run in the fourth quarter, the Beermen’s crisp execution and defensive prowess persevered in the end game.“Coming back from our last game, they played real hard. But we just couldn’t finish the game,” remarked Cone.Though the two-time Grand Slam-winning mentor was dejected after his team’s shortcomings, he did see some silver linings through the course of the series.“Japeth (Aguilar) really stepped up. We got great performances from Prince (Caperal) and Raymond (Aguilar). Sol (Mercado) played real well tonight, and Scottie was just incredible all series long,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ateneo boosts confidence after beating NUlast_img read more

GOL Searches for Ebola Fund Manager

first_imgThe Government of Liberia (GOL), through the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP), has commenced the process for the selection and appointment of an independent “Fiduciary Agent” to assist the government with the financial management of the Ebola Trust Fund (ETF).According to the MFDP, the decision to contract an independent financial management firm was intended to uphold government’s commitment to full transparency and accountability as announced recently by Liberia’s Minister of Finance and Development Planning, Mr. Amara M. Konneh.According to the Minister Konneh, if selected, the firm will provide the fiduciary service to manage the fund and supervise accounting related services, under the direction of the Minister of Finance and Development Planning, under the multi-donor governance structure.“It would be required to set up a sound financial management system to accurately record and report on all funds received and disbursed from the Trust Fund and providing regular fund management report,” the MFDP said in a statement.According to the Ministry, the firm would also provide oversight of all procurement functions to ensure compliance with established guidelines of the government as well as those of development partners. Among other things the MFDP expects from the entity trying to get the task, the firm would work to design specific procurement procedures and rules tailored to meet the standard guidelines of Public Procurement and Concession Commission (PPCC).The firm would amongst others, provide technical support to the Incident Management System and oversee the procurement of goods, works, non-consulting services and (services) to be funded from the ETF.The government of Liberia in response to the Ebola virus epidemic established the Ebola Trust Fund (ETF) at the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) in a bid to attract resources from the government, private citizens and international donors.The Fund was created with an initial US$5 million injection through a loan facility from the Central Bank of Liberia. To date, the fund has raised over 10 million dollars, with more donations expected from foreign partners and friendly governments in the coming weeks.Recently the Liberian government announced it needed over US$ 375 million to effectively fund its National Ebola Response and Restoration of Basic Health Services strategy. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the Ebola virus has killed over 3,000 people in West Africa and infected over 5,000.Liberia is widely believed to be the worst hit country of the three most affected countries in the sub-region.The government is still grappling with the most effective way of containing the virus despite the presence of over 3,000 US marines, strong African Union (AU) presence on the ground and other medical organizations, including Medicine Sans Frontiers (MSF). The government recently announced “huge” hazard pay for public healthcare workers over the next six months in a bid to encourage fleeing healthcare workers to return to work and help save more lives.Many public hospitals are still practically deserted due to fear of contracting the virus by healthcare workers.Meanwhile, the US military has announced that it has constructed mobile Ebola testing labs at the Island Clinic on Bushrod Island, Montserrado County and the Gbarnga Ebola treatment unit (ETU) in Bong County, respectively.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Beware Chelsea! PSG want ‘unsettled’ Blues star to replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic

first_img1 Diego Costa in action for Chelsea Unsettled Chelsea striker Diego Costa is being lined up by Paris Saint-Germain to replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the summer.Ibrahimovic’s contract at the Parc des Princes expires at the end of the season and the Swede is being linked with a number of other top European clubs, including the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United.Despite being their leading scorer, Costa has suffered a difficult second season at Chelsea after he apparently fell out with former manager Jose Mourinho before getting himself into disciplinary trouble with the FA for his spat with Everton’s Gareth Barry in an FA Cup tie last month – he has since been handed a two-game ban.Now, according to France Football, Chelsea will consider selling Costa to PSG if they receive a bid in the similar region to the £32m they paid Atletico Madrid for the Spaniard in 2014.And former Chelsea defender David Luiz, who himself made the switch from Stamford Bridge to Paris in 2014, insists the Spaniard would be an excellent addition to Laurent Blanc’s squad.He said: “If Diego decides he has had enough of England, of course it would be welcome here.”last_img read more


first_imgMurphy and McFadden in Ballybofey against Kerry. They’ll be back there for Tyrone in May www.donegaldaily.comGAA clubs throughout County Donegal have started to warn club members that tickets for the first round Ulster Championship clash at the end of this month will be harder to find than All-Ireland tickets.Allocations mean that the majority of club members won’t be allocated tickets.Some clubs – including St Eunan’s in Letterkenny – plan to launch draws for the tickets they receive. And they will be for adult members only; with no tickets being allocated for children.Capacity at MacCumhaill Park will be 18,000 for the May 26th clash which will be carried live on TV. GETTING TICKETS FOR TYRONE CLASH ‘HARDER THAN GETTING ALL-IRELAND TICKET’ was last modified: May 2nd, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:GETTING TICKETS FOR TYRONE CLASH ‘HARDER THAN GETTING ALL-IRELAND TICKET’last_img read more


first_imgThe Food Safety Authority of Ireland is holding a free ‘Small Food Business Start-Up Seminar’ to assist those working in small food businesses or those who are thinking of setting up a food business.The half day event next Thursday brings together a range of experts to explore the requirements businesses need to meet to get started and comply with all relevant food safety legislation.Experts on the day will provide assistance and advice on everything from registering and running a small food business; what to expect from an inspection; food product development; food safety training requirements; setting up a food safety management system; labelling legislation; traceability; and the numerous information resources available from the FSAI. There will also be two case studies by locally based companies sharing their personal insights into setting up and running a small food business. There will be a number of Q&A sessions throughout the morning and all experts will be available after the event closes for further discussion.Also there will be experts from a number of other State agencies offering advice on areas such as health and safety requirements; financial supports; product development and; food entrepreneurships.The event takes place from 8am to 1pm on Thursday, 28th January at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Northwood Park, Santry, Dublin 9. Booking is advised and further information is available at to, Dr Pamela Byrne, Chief Executive, FSAI the Small Food Business Start-up Seminar is an excellent opportunity for anyone who is thinking about starting a small food business or who has recently gone into business in the food sector. “There is a clear appetite for information amongst people wishing to pursue new food businesses,” says Dr Byrne.“Our aim is to make it as easy as possible for people to get all the information and advice they need in order to set up their food business. We also provide information for those already in business who may wish to expand their business or want to keep up-to-date with changes in food legislation. This seminar is one of a number of free supports we provide on an ongoing basis to food entrepreneurs.There is a free Advice Line service at FREE SEMINAR FOR SMALL FOOD BUSINESSES was last modified: January 22nd, 2016 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:donegalfood safety seminarFSAIlast_img read more


first_imgTwo Donegal brothers have appeared in court today charged with having more than €1,500 worth of drugs.Wayne and John Paul McLaughlin appeared at Letterkenny District Court after being arrested in Letterkenny yesterday.The men were arrested by detectives with the drugs in the Hawthorn Heights area of the town. The brothers, from Bray Cottage, Magherahan, Raphoe appeared in court accompanied by two women.Evidence of the arrests under the Criminal Law and Misuse of Drugs Act was given by local detectives Stephen McGonagle and Paul Harte.The accused were released on bail by Judge Paul Kelly to appear in court again on January 16th.The men agreed to surrender their passports and to sign on at Letterkenny Garda station twice a week.BROTHERS APPEAR IN COURT AFTER DRUGS HAUL SEIZED was last modified: October 17th, 2012 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:courtdrugsJOhn Paul McLaughlinletterkennyRaphoeWayne McLaughlinlast_img read more

Leeds boss ‘to raid old club’

first_imgAndre Villas-Boas is reportedly preparing to take a huge gamble on John Terry and play him against Napoli.Terry is a major doubt for the Champions League encounter because of a knee problem that has kept him out of his team’s last four matches.Will Terry face Napoli?But the Daily Mirror believe the under-pressure Villas-Boas knows his job as Chelsea boss is on the line and is minded to risk Terry for the game – especially given that Napoli have a dangerous forward line of Marek Hamsik, Ezequiel Lavezzi and Edinson Cavani.The Daily Telegraph also suggest AVB may risk Terry against Cavani and co because he desperately needs the England defender’s experience in such an important game.The Daily Star say AVB will turn to his ‘old guard’ by including Terry, Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba.And The Sun declare that Chelsea will ‘say RIP to AVB’ if they lose in Naples, with owner Roman Abramovich said to be ready to axe the 34-year-old.Meanwhile, the Mirror report that Neil Warnock plans to raid his old club for coach Ronnie Jepson.Jepson remained at QPR after the club’s recent sacking of Warnock, who took over at Elland Road last week.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Varjo emerges from stealth with awesome new VR/AR display

first_imgIt takes a lot of effort to create a solid virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), or mixed reality (MR) experience. The hardware, including the headset and system hosting the experiences, have to be capable of delivering a natural, smooth experience.See also: Ultrahaptics finds deep pockets for its AR/VR techThe Varjo team, which has been operating in stealth mode until now, believes that its 20|20 display will change the game in this emerging space.This new generation of headsets is taking off in a big way. Brands like Sony, HTC, Microsoft, and Oculus are putting a lot of effort into creating immersive virtual/augmented/mixed reality experiences. While these products are certainly a giant leap forward from the “VR” headsets of yesteryear, the visual experience provided by these products isn’t quite good enough to trick the eye.Beats current VR/AR resolutionsProducts such as the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive are offering users a 1.2 megapixel (per eye) VR experience with an up to 110-degree field of view. For over a year, this has been the cutting edge of VR/AR headset displays. Even the PlayStation VR, a headset designed specifically for gaming, is limited to a 1080p resolution.Meta II, a headset currently available for preorders at $949 USD, has an exceptional 2.5k resolution of 2550×1440.In the augmented reality space, we have options like Microsoft’s Hololens, which has a significantly lower field of view (around 32 degrees). The effective resolution for the Hololens is around 1 megapixel.“Varjo’s patented display innovation pushes VR technology 10 years ahead of the current state-of-the-art, where people can experience unprecedented resolution of VR and AR content limited only by the perception of the human eye itself,” said Urho Konttori, CEO and founder of Varjo Technologies. “This technology, along with Varjo VST, jump-starts the immersive computing age overnight – VR is no longer a curiosity, but now can be a professional tool for all industries.”Varjo’s solution up closeWith Varjo 20|20, the company believes it has found a way to create a VR/AR display with an effective resolution of 70 megapixels. That’s a pretty stunning claim.This is huge leap in effective resolution is made possible by some technological magic that takes advantage of the way the human eye perceives visual input. By creating a super-high resolution image to the user’s gaze direction, it’s able to increase the effective resolution of the display.This isn’t just for virtual reality, either. Video-see-through (VST) technology enables the display to be used in AR/MR, as well.The technology behind Varjo’s prototype was developed by a team of optical scientists, creatives and developers who formerly occupied top positions at Microsoft, Nokia, Intel, Nvidia and Rovio.Varjo’s new technology will be shipping in Varjo-branded products specifically for professional users and applications starting in late Q4, 2017. Follow the Puck Ryan Matthew Pierson Tags:#AR#Augmented Reality#HTC#Internet of Things#IoT#Oculus#Varjo#virtual reality#VR Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to…center_img Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You…last_img read more

Russia Snub New Adidas Shirts With Upside-down Flag for Euro 2020 Qualifiers

first_imgRussia’s football authorities said Wednesday the national team will not be wearing new Adidas-designed shirts in upcoming Euro-2020 qualifiers after some pointed out they reverse the colours of the Russian flag.”In the upcoming games, the Russian national team will continue using the kit in which it began the qualifying round,” the Russian Football Union told AFP. Last week Adidas unveiled the new shirts with blue and white stripes trimming the red sleeves, creating the effect of a tricolour flag, similar to uniforms the brand designed for Germany.But while the colours are in the right order on the German shirt, the Russian shirts put the colours in the reverse order to the national white, blue and red tricolour when players have their arms at their sides.Fans complained the colours on the new shirt instead resemble the Serbian flag.”Great uniform for the Serbian team… so when will you unveil the Russian uniform?” Instagram user @ilyasergeich wrote under an Adidas post about the Russian kit.The company described the shirt as “reintroducing the strong, bold colours of the nation’s flag” while the team’s manager Stanislav Cherchesov said it presented an “interesting sleeve solution.””When fans support the team by clapping with their arms in the air, you’ll be able to see the Russian flag on the sleeves,” he said.The new shirts were already on sale in official Adidas stores.Posts on social media indicate however that the team is now training in Sochi wearing their old kit designed for the 2018 World Cup.Russia are second in Group I set to play Belgium at home on Saturday in Saint Petersburg and will face San Marino on November 19. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. adidasEuro 2020 QualifiersfootballRussia First Published: November 13, 2019, 8:03 PM ISTlast_img read more

Mitchell Santner attains career-best ICC Player ODI Rankings of 11th

first_imgNew Zealand spinner Mitchell Santner has attained a career-best 11th spot in the ICC Player Rankings for ODI Bowlers after taking seven wickets in the ongoing Ireland tri-series which also features Bangladesh.Santner, whose haul of five for 50 against Ireland boosted his wicket haul in three matches to seven, has moved up six places while the left-handed all-rounder has also attained a career-best ranking in batting, gaining 11 places to reach 95th position after aggregating 26 runs in three unbeaten innings.Bangladesh pace bowler Mustafizur Rahman has also attained a career-best ranking of 18th after taking six wickets in the tournament, which has one match left to be played on Wednesday between New Zealand and Bangladesh.In the ICC Player Rankings for ODI Batsmen, New Zealand’s Tom Latham and Neil Broom have made significant movements after leading the run-scorers’ list.Latham has scored 173 runs so far including a century (104) in his team’s second match against Ireland on Sunday, moving up 10 slots to reach 41st position. Broom, second on the run-scorers list for the tournament with 165 runs so far, has moved up 25 places to 29th position.Bangladesh’s Soumya Sarkar (up seven places to 27th) and Ireland captain William Porterfield (up one place to 59th) are among the others to gain in the rankings among batsmen, while New Zealand leg-spinner Ish Sodhi (up 25 places to 65th) is a major gainer among bowlers.There is little change in the ICC ODI Team Rankings as New Zealand has gained a solitary point to remain in fourth position with 116 points while Bangladesh has stayed in seventh place with the pre-tournament 91 points.advertisementBangladesh can still go up to 93 points and increase its lead over Pakistan if it wins its last match against New Zealand. These points could be vital points towards qualification for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 as host England and seven other top-ranked sides as on 30 September 2017 gain direct places while the other four teams on the ODI table will go through a qualifying tournament. Pakistan is currently on 88 points while the West Indies is on 79 points.Meanwhile, England hosts South Africa for a three-match ODI series to be played in Leeds (May 24), Southampton ( May 27) and Lord’s ( May 29) that could help the visiting side consolidate its position at the top of the team rankings.South Africa can gain three points by winning 3-0, increasing its lead over Australia to eight points as it will go up to 126 points and also gain vital momentum ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy to be held in England and Wales from 1-18 June. In such a scenario, England will remain in fifth position but slip from 110 points to 107 points.On the other hand, a 3-0 series win for England will not help it gain a position in the rankings as it will reach 114 points, tied with New Zealand but behind on decimal points. South Africa will remain at the top of the rankings even with such a result though its lead over Australia will go down to just one point.last_img read more