Mike Nieto steps up after twin bro Matt goes down in Game 1

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTwins usually have a distinct bond and brothers Matt and Mike Nieto are no exception. As Matt laid bloodied on the floor after taking an inadvertent elbow from Ben Mbala, his twin brother Mike had to be restrained on the sidelines.ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Parental guidance: Playing for fun, dad unwittingly sets Krizziah on lane to greatness Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Ateneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga talked sense into Mike after the forward threw his towel on the playing floor during the first game of the Finals of the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament.“To be honest, when Matt fell down, when Ben hit him with the elbow I felt that I also got hurt,” said Mike in Filipino after the Blue Eagles’ close 76-70 victory Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I didn’t want to see my brother get hurt.”Mike got his moment of vengeance in the fourth, although Matt was already playing after team physicians covered up the wound above the left eye, when he put on a personal 7-0 run that gave Ateneo a 67-59 lead midway through the final frame. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ “I didn’t want to retaliate by hurting La Salle physically or punching them, I just wanted to win the game,” said Mike, who finished with 11 points and five rebounds. “I just got really motivated to win the game when Matt went down and I know he didn’t do it on purpose. I really needed to step up because the game was close and we had to enjoy those types of games.” Panelo on Albayalde stepping down: He has had enough PLAY LIST 01:28Panelo on Albayalde stepping down: He has had enough00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 City Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion View commentslast_img read more

Well-rested Wangs-Letran blasts JRU, ends 2-game skid

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Bong Quinto unloaded 13 markers, four boards, and two assists, while Jerrick Balanza came off the bench and poured in 12 points on top of three rebounds, and two dimes for Wangs-Letran, which improved to 3-2.“We just made sure that we correct the mistakes we had in our last two games. Luckily, it gave us a good result and that’s why we got the win,” said coach Jeff Napa.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Couriers slowly broke the game wide open, taking a 32-25 halftime lead which extended to as high as 22, 60-38 late in the third period behind Quinto, who had eight of his team’s 28 points in the frame.Wangs-Letran garnered a huge boost from its bench mob, outscoring JRU, 46-22. PBA IMAGESWangs Basketball-Letran capitalized on its 18-day rest and pounded Jose Rizal University, 73-55, to halt its two-game losing skid Monday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at JCSGO Gym in Cubao.Christian Fajarito had his best game to date, scattering 15 points and seven rebounds for the Couriers.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Americans over-promise, under-deliver in SKorea Aaron De Guzman led the skidding Heavy Bombers, who suffered their fifth straight defeat, in scoring with 12 points and four rebounds, while Jeckster Apinan had 10 markers and 14 rebounds.The scores:WANGS BASKETBALL-LETRAN 73 — Fajarito 15, Quinto 13, Balanza 12, Batiller 7, Mandreza 6, Ambohot 5, Balagasay 4, Publico 4, Taladua 3, Calvo 2, Yu 2, Trinidad 0, Vacaro 0.JRU 55 — De Guzman 12, Apinan 10, Grospe 10, Mendoza 6, Esguerra 5, Dela Virgen 3, Pontejos 3, Bordon 2, Porter 2, Sawat 2, Ramos 0, Silvarez 0, Yu 0.Quarters: 15-14, 32-25, 60-41, 73-55.ADVERTISEMENT Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexicocenter_img View comments John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 City MOST READ AFP official booed out of forum Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Barkley, Griffin shone but Brown didn’t at NFL combine

first_imgPussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Here’s a look at some of the highlights and lowlights of this year’s combine:BARKLEY BLOWS IT UP : Penn State running back Saquon Barkley exceeded lofty expectations in Indianapolis. His 29 reps on the bench press bested Luke Kuechly’s 27. His 4.4 time in the 40-yard dash was better than Ezekiel Elliott’s 4.47 and his 41-inch vertical jump was higher than Odell Beckham Jr.’s 38½.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Oh no, I’m not surprised,” said Nittany Lions linebacker Jason Cabinda, saying he’s seen that kind of dogged determination every day out of Barkley, who could go anywhere in the top five picks depending on the run on quarterbacks.“I’m competitive,” Barkley said, “but I don’t care if I’m drafted 1, 5 or 72 or the last pick, I’m going to come in with my head low ready to work.” BAD, BAD ORLANDO BROWN JR. : The only thing that went well for Oklahoma’s massive tackle Orlando Brown Jr. was the vote of confidence from his Heisman Trophy-winning teammate.“When are you ever going to watch Orlando Brown run 40 yards down the field?” quarterback Baker Mayfield asked. “You can watch last year’s tape and see he allowed zero sacks. I’d say that’s pretty important for a left tackle.”It sure is.But measures matter, too, and Brown’s wretched week will surely cause him to slide down draft boards: He managed just 14 reps on the bench press, lumbered though the 40-yard dash in 5.85 seconds and put up historically poor numbers in the broad and vertical jumps.THIN AT TACKLE : Notre Dame’s Mike McGlinchey is projected as a late first-rounder, but if he falls to the second round, this year’s NFL draft would be the first one in more than a half century without an offensive tackle taken in the first round.The last time that happened was in 1965, and there were only 11 first-round picks that year. The last time a tackle wasn’t selected in the top 32 picks was in 1960, when Len Rohde of Utah State went to the San Francisco 49ers with the 38th overall selection in the fifth round. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Central Florida linebacker Shaq Griffin runs the 40-yard dash during the NFL football scouting combine, Sunday, March 4, 2018, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)INDIANAPOLIS — All that’s left of the 2018 NFL scouting combine is for the deepest class of defensive backs ever to attend the annual assembly of college prospects to wrap up their testing and timing Monday at Lucas Oil Stadium.Then, they’ll join the other hopefuls in returning home to prepare for their pro days, team visits and the NFL draft in Arlington, Texas, next month.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 City Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding GREAT GRIFFIN : Shaquem Griffin did 20 reps on the bench press with a prosthetic left hand in what was by far the best feel-good story of the combine.“My goal was six,” acknowledged Griffin, who almost doubled his previous high of 11 reps and surpassed the 17 his twin brother, Shaquille, managed at last year’s combine before the Seattle Seahawks selected the speedy cornerback in the third round.Griffin is expected to be a mid-rounder like his brother.“This is a legitimate football player,” NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock said. “He’s an energy giver.”One who, conversely, fed off the hoots and hollers during his bench press.ADVERTISEMENT Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosacenter_img Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Police search for NFL’s Aldon Smith in domestic abuse case Read Next Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games MOST READ “Everybody in the stands was hyping me up. I got the guys I’m here with hyping me up. It felt amazing,” Griffin said.JACK OF ONE TRADE : Louisville QB Lamar Jackson showed off a strong arm and excellent footwork but also some inconsistency while throwing to receivers Saturday. What he didn’t do was run routes.Many wonder if the 2016 Heisman Trophy winner might be best suited as an NFL receiver, but he insists he’s “strictly a quarterback.”Mayock called Jackson the best and most fascinating athlete in this year’s draft, noting that while his passing game needs plenty of polish, he’s going to have an immediate impact running the football.“He’s Michael Vick,” Mayock said. “He has as good a pair of legs as anybody in the history of the game. And he’s going to win games with his legs.”DARNOLD’S DODGE : USC quarterback Sam Darnold refused to throw at the combine, preferring to show off his arm at his upcoming pro day with receivers he’s used to playing with.“I was a little disappointed Darnold didn’t throw,” Mayock said. “You get a chance to show off a little bit here. This is all about competition. I wonder in his heart of hearts if he missed competing (Saturday). Because the other guys went out and ripped it pretty good.“I thought Josh Allen put on a show.”HURST GOES HOME : Michigan defensive lineman Maurice Hurst Jr., a possible first-rounder, was kept out of drills at the combine after doctors reportedly red-flagged a heart condition. Hurst told Utah defensive lineman Lowell Lotulelei that he had been diagnosed with the same heart condition as Lotulelei’s older brother, Star.Hurst, a 6-foot-2, 280-pound defensive tackle, had 59 tackles and 5½ sacks last season. He also had 13 tackles for loss and has been considered one component of a deep class of defensive tackles in this year’s draft. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgan arrangement with PRNewswire. PTI takes no editorial responsibility for the same). United Colors of Benetton Autumn Winter 2015 Collection NEW DELHI, September 14, 2015/PRNewswire/ — Inspired by the streets and neighborhoods of Paris and London, the new Autumn Winter 2015 Collection is a reflection of strong autumn colors that are emblematic of United Colors of Benetton. From Londons influence of mixing and matching bold colors to just wearing tartans and cool stripes, the United Colors of Benetton Autumn Winter (AW) 2015 collection embodies everything from surrealism to urbanism. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150914/10130335 ) United Colors of Benetton encourages millennials to step out-of-the-box through bold, bright and strong colors. The usage of the collection encompasses a day to evening look. Outfits can be built suitable for a smart casual work wear look and feel. Urban, Sophisticated, Bold and Classic – Running through the men and women collections are whimsical artsy elements and strong color nuances, which bring the versatility of the pieces alive. The AW 15 collection sports a sense of fun with a bold attitude. Themes running through this collection are graphics, pins, badges and prints. The vibrant color is palette mixed and matched with denim. Clean lines and easy-to-wear silhouettes are a key element of the collection. And for winter, we layer different and wrap up with capes and stunning pieces of statement knitwear. more PRNewswire GSVlast_img read more

Juergen Klinsmann fired as head coach of US men’s team

first_imgJuergen Klinsmann has been fired as head coach of the US men’s national team in the wake of consecutive losses during the qualifying campaign for the 2018 World Cup, US Soccer said on Monday.Klinsmann was under contract through 2018 but his future with the team had been in doubt after a pair of recent losses this month left their hopes of qualifying for the next World Cup in serious peril.Klinsmann’s successor was not named but multiple reports suggest Bruce Arena of Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles Galaxy, who previously coached the US team from 1998-2006, is in line to take over.”Today we made the difficult decision of parting ways with Juergen Klinsmann, our head coach of the US Men’s National Team and technical director,” US Soccer president Sunil Gulati said in a statement. “We want to thank Juergen for his hard work and commitment during these last five years.”He took pride in having the responsibility of steering the programme, and there were considerable achievements along the way.”The 52-year-old former Germany national team coach and World Cup-winning striker had been in charge of the US team since 2011 when he replaced Bob Bradley and was supposed to usher in transformative changes.While Klinsmann’s run with the US team did indeed include some worthy highlights he was also criticised often for tactical shortcomings while some reports suggested the players tuned him out and failed to fully buy into his system.The United States can still qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia but a stunning 4-0 loss to Costa Rica, which came on the heels of a 2-1 loss to Mexico, has them sitting dead last in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying.advertisementShould they rally and earn one of this round’s three automatic qualification slots for Russia 2018, the United States would become the first team in CONCACAF history to finish in the top three of Hexagonal play after opening with two losses.With their next World Cup qualifier not until a March 17 game against Honduras, Klinsmann’s replacement will have plenty of time to take stock of the programme and evaluate players.Arena, who won three MLS Cups as coach of the Galaxy and two with D.C. United, is reportedly in negotiations to take over and an announcement could come as early as Tuesday.During his tenure with the US team, Arena led the squad to the quarter-finals at the 2002 World Cup, their best result in the tournament since 1930.”While we remain confident that we have quality players to help us advance to Russia 2018, the form and growth of the team up to this point left us convinced that we need to go in a different direction,” said Gulati.”With the next qualifying match in late March, we have several months to refocus the group and determine the best way forward to ensure a successful journey to qualify for our eighth-consecutive World Cup.”last_img read more

Harbhajan Singh to India Today on London terror attacks: Team India should ask for more security

first_imgTwin terror attacks on Saturday rocked London ahead of the high-profile clash between India and Pakistan in the ICC Champions Trophy at Edgbaston. Following this security has been tightened in Birmingham. Speaking exclusively to India Today, Harbhajan Singh said India should ask for more security in England.Defending champions India start their title defence against arch-rivals Pakistan at Edgbaston today. Team India left the hotel with no escort cars or a decoy bus for Edgbaston.”If the same thing would have happened in India, they would have askedfor a lot of security. The security should be ample for all teams, we do the same when teams visit India but here there was no one. We shoulddemand more security,” Harbhajan told India Today.Militants drove a van at high speed into pedestrians on London Bridge before stabbing Saturday night revellers on the street and in nearby bars, killing at least six people and wounding more than 30.Birmingham was on red alert and the team hotel where India are staying was in a complete lock-down after the attacks. No visitors and no cars were allowed into the Hyatt Regency hotel in Birmingham.England were in India during the 2008 Mumbai terror attack but they left the series mid-way to fly back home.Millions of supporters are expected to tune in and watch the teams fight for national pride at Edgbaston.Due to diplomatic tensions between India and Pakistan, the two teams rarely lock horns against each other barring an International Cricket Council(ICC) event, and the hotly fought battle has over the years drawn a wide range of audience.advertisementFor almost 18 years, wars stood in between the two outfits playing each other in a bilateral series until the ice wasbroken in 1978, but even today matches are few and far between. (India powerful team but can’t take things for granted: Ganguly)The two sides have not played a bilateral series since 2012-2013, and India have refused to juggle with the idea without an end to “cross borderterrorism”, which essentially means militant incursions along thedisputed Kashmir border.Not only will a victory for either sidemean taking a huge step towards the semi-finals in a four-team groupwhich also has Sri Lanka and South Africa, it will also be a diplomaticpoint-scoring in terms of the stand-off between the two parties. (Kohli not taking Pakistan lightly)On the pitch, India would go into the tie as favourites, as formerPakistan skipper Shahid Afridi has also said — not only because oftheir emphatic 45 and 240 -run wins in the two warm-up games, butbecause the opposition doesn’t smell the same anymore.Pakistan just made it to the Champions Trophy as the eighth and final nation ahead of the West Indies, who missed the bus.Newly-appointed skipper Sarfraz Ahmed will face his stiffest test yet, leading anunfancied Pakistan who have to overcome serious batting deficiencies tobe competitive following their struggles in the one-day format in recent years. (No Junaid Khan in Pakistan playing XI)Missing the services of explosive opener Sharjeel Khan, who is currently facing a tribunal for spot-fixing and could face a life ban if found guilty,and Umar Akmal, booted out of the squad and sent home for failing twofitness tests; Pakistan will depend heavily on veteran Shoaib Malik andall-rounder Imad Wasim.For India, it remains to be seen whetherseasoned campaigner Yuvraj Singh, who has just recovered from viralfever, is pencilled in the playing XI.Kohli can depend on hisbowling to fire, as the likes of fit-again Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav,Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah look in great shape.last_img read more

Infineon is launching first magnetic sensors based on TMR technology

first_img Continue Reading Previous Eurotech: AVR chooses IoT building blocks for smart agriculture projectNext ADI: isolated 4-port 802.3bt PoE++ PSE controller delivers up to 71.3W Infineon Technologies  launches fast analogue TMR-based angle sensors dedicated to automotive applications. This makes the company the world’s first sensor manufacturer to offer magnetic sensors based on all four magnetic technologies: HALL, GMR, AMR and TMR. Infineon will present the new XENSIV TLE5501 angle sensor family at the Sensor+Test 2018 fair. In terms of functional safety, this is a milestone: Infineon is also the first supplier in the market to achieve the highest automotive functional safety grade ASIL D for angle sensors with only one single sensor chip. Their fields of use range from steering angle applications with the highest functional safety requirements to motors for wipers, pumps and actuators and electric motors in general. They are also ready to be used in industrial and consumer applications like robotics or gimbal.The TMR technology offers a high sensing sensitivity that comes with a high output voltage realizing output signals of up to 0.37 V/V for all XENSIV TLE5501 products. Unlike other technologies, a TMR-based sensor can be connected directly to the microcontroller without any further amplification, thus saving costs for the customer. Furthermore, TMR shows a very low temperature drift reducing external calibration and compensation efforts. In addition, TMR technology is well known for its low current consumption, which is as low as 2 mA for the XENSIV TLE5501 family.The new sensor family will be available at two different qualification levels. The TLE5501 E0001 is qualified according to AEC Q100. This version is pin-compatible to the established Infineon TLE5009 but can enable cheaper systems as no additional amplifier is necessary. The other version, the TLE5501 E0002, offers ISO26262-compliant development, achieving ASIL D level with just one single chip. It incorporates decoupled bridges for redundant external angle calculation and offers highest diagnostic coverage as demanded by functional safety regulations.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components last_img read more

Carrasso reveals collapsed Arsenal move

first_imgTransfers Carrasso reveals collapsed Arsenal move before joining Galatasaray Last updated 2 years ago 20:03 8/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Cedric Carrasso Bordeaux Ligue 1 Gettyimages Transfers Arsenal Galatasaray Premier League Süper Lig The Bordeaux goalkeeper had agreed to join the Gunners, but saw the deal brought to a halt due to problems with agents Cedric Carrasso claims he was set to join Arsenal during the summer transfer window, only to see the deal fall through.After an eight-year spell with Bordeaux came to an end this summer, the 35-year-old Frenchman had been a free agent and says he courted offers from Sporting and Arsenal.Gunners 13/10 for clean sheet Saturday Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing However, the one-time France international was left disappointed on both accounts before signing up with Galatasaray on the final day of the Turkish transfer window.LATEST: #Galatasaray completes the signing of French goalkeeper Cedric #Carrasso! Welcome to #Galatasaray! pic.twitter.com/LY8qqdhfUQ— Galatasaray EN (@Galatasaray) September 8, 2017″I accepted Sporting’s offer. Everything was OK, but the deal was thrown off,” he told L’Equipe. “There was a problem with the agents involved.”The same thing for Arsenal. Arsene [Wenger] wanted to operate with three good goalkeepers. I was supposed to go there as third choice.”At the beginning, I said to myself: ‘third choice to do nothing, that is not being part of a squad, that is not interesting’, but then I told myself: ‘It is still Arsenal!’ “But then again there was a problem with agents.”The ex-Marseille player flirted with various clubs in Europe as he sought a new home and came close to moving to Scotland.”I even visited the training ground of Hearts. I found it great in Edinburgh, apart from the salary. I was ready to cut my salary by half. At the beginning, it was very poor financially. Honestly. Like €4,000 a week.”last_img read more

Milligan admits why he left MVFC for Saudi Arabia

first_imgMark Milligan Mark Milligan admits why he left Melbourne Victory for Al Ahli Joshua Thomas Last updated 1 year ago 23:35 2/15/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Mark Milligan Melbourne Victory Al Ahli Al Feiha v Al Ahli Melbourne Victory v Adelaide United Melbourne Victory Pro League A-League The former Victory marquee speaks after his second stint in Melbourne was cut short by a move to Saudi Arabia Having been embraced once again in Melbourne Victory colours, championship-winning captain Mark Milligan shocked many when he departed the A-League club in late January to sign for Saudi Arabian giants Al Ahli.With a transfer fee rumoured to be around the million-dollar mark, money no doubt played some part in the move, but it’s the sheer size of the club that really turned Milligan’s head. “I choose to take the move to Al Ahli obviously because of the size of the club,” Milligan told The Asian Game podcast. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “In negotiations they were very keen on acquiring my services and I think when a club is pushing that hard you know you’re going to play a role in what they’re trying to achieve. “Obviously they have high expectations of the team and sitting second on the table, still in the cup and Champions League so I think the challenge of coming into such a big club in the Asian region was too good an offer to sort of look past.”Milligan regularly played in front of large crowds in Victory colours – even lifting the club’s third A-League championship in front of 29,000 fans at AAMI Park in 2015 during his first stint at the club.However in making his debut for Al Ahli against bitter rivals Al Ittihad in a 0-0 away draw, Milligan saw first hand the magnitude of support in the region.”The fans there are fanatical,” he said.”I was fortunate enough to play my first game in the derby against Al Ittihad and there were 62,000 fans there…it was unbelievable.”They have high expectations on the club too, and I like those pressures to succeed.”Since his Saudi League debut, Milligan has also featured in a 2-1 home league win over Al Faisaly and 1-0 away win in the Asian Champions League against Iranian side Tractor Sazi.His Al Ahli team will continue their Saudi domestic campaign with a match on the road against Al Feiha on Saturday (AEDT).last_img read more

Rajasthan Royals launch free online cricket coaching community for aspiring cricketers

first_img Indo-Asian News Service JaipurApril 4, 2019UPDATED: April 4, 2019 18:10 IST The free cricket coaching community by Rajasthan Royals will feature videos, diagrams and conversations to develop coaching sessions (Unsplash photo)HIGHLIGHTSRajasthan Royals launched their new free cricket coaching community on the Hive Learning platformAspiring cricketers will be able to get insights and instructions from the RR team among othersThe free coaching community will feature videos, diagrams and conversations to develop coaching sessionsRajasthan Royals have launched their new coaching community on the Hive Learning platform. Through this community the Royals coaches and players will deliver the latest techniques, best practices and guidance to all those who aspire to join the cricket fraternity.The RR Coaching Community will feature lessons and videos to learn from, as well as insights provided by the experienced members of the Rajasthan Royals team, including their head coach Paddy Upton, head of cricket Zubin Bharucha and the director of the UK-based Rajasthan Royals Academy – Sid Lahiri.Presenting our new interactive coaching community on the Hive Learning platform!Hone your coaching skills and learn from the best in the world, including our Head Coach, @PaddyUpton1.Watch @shanewarne’s message and read all about the community Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) April 4, 2019The learning community is available for cricket and coaching enthusiasts without any charge on the following website.The RR coaching community has been created to cater to coaches and players all around the world with the help of videos, diagrams and conversations to help develop coaching sessions and for overall player development.Ahead of the launch, Jake Lush McCrum, general manager, cricket operations for Rajasthan Royals said: “We are really excited to be launching the Rajasthan Royals Coaching Community on Hive. We have created this interactive community to further the global development of cricket.””We hope that launching this innovative platform will help coaches all around the world give cricketing talent the best opportunity to succeed,” he added.Also Read | Rajasthan Royals launches cricket academy in UKadvertisementAlso Read | Jos Buttler reacts to R Ashwin Mankading incident: The wrong decision was madeAlso Watch | Australia should pick David Warner for the 2019 ICC World Cup: VVS LaxmanFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byRoshni Tags :Follow Rajasthan RoyalsFollow Cricket CoachingFollow free coaching classes Rajasthan Royals launch free online cricket coaching community for aspiring cricketersYoungsters aspiring to join the cricketing fraternity can now check out the free online cricket coaching community launched by Rajasthan Royals for the latest techniques and best practices straight from the RR team.advertisementlast_img read more

SpaceXs 1st traveller is moonstruck Japanese fashion tycoon

first_imgTOKYO – The Japanese billionaire who Tesla chief Elon Musk says plans to blast off on the first-ever private commercial space trip aboard the SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket often makes headlines in Japan. The SpaceX mission, set for takeoff in 2023, is just the latest exploit in tycoon Yusaku Maezawa’s colorful and ambitious career:___FASHION BRANDMaezawa, 42, is the chief executive of Start Today Co., which he founded in 1998 as a CD sales business when he was still in his 20s. The company pioneered e-commerce in Japan and now runs the popular fashion mall Zozotown, selling various, relatively affordable clothing brands. Annual sales totalled more than 98 billion yen ($890 million) in the fiscal year that ended in March.___THE MONEYForbes magazine estimates Maezawa’s wealth at $2.9 billion. In a nation where billionaires are relatively rare, he gets attention for his celebrity friends and for zipping around in a private jet and fleet of sports cars. Such flamboyance is uncommon in a country where even very rich men often keep a low profile.___MUSICAL BEGINNINGSMaezawa’s trademark defiant but disarming style may be rooted in his start as a musician, playing drums in indie rock bands. The punk band he was in, called Switch Style, signed with a major Japanese record label. He opted out of attending prestigious Waseda University in Tokyo to pursue music and then started his own business selling imported CDs. The name of his company was inspired by the title of an album by the American punk band Gorilla Biscuits.___ART COLLECTIONMaezawa has invested lavishly in art, collecting works by Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol, among others, and in designer-brand furniture from abroad. He paid $110.5 million for Basquiat’s 1982 painting of a graffiti-like black and blue rendition of a human skull, a record price for an American artist, at a Sotheby’s auction last year. “When I saw this painting, I was struck with so much excitement and gratitude for my love of art,” Maezawa said at the time. He had set the previous auction record for a Basquiat, in 2016, when he paid $57.3 million.___PERSONAL LIFEMaezawa recently has been dating Japanese actress Ayame Goriki. He previously had a widely publicized relationship with model and actress Saeko, the ex-wife of major league baseball player Yu Darvish. In a recent tweet, when someone asked whether he was going to get married soon, Maezawa replied, “No.”___THE SUITMaezawa has recently shown off a wearable technology called the Zozosuit, the centerpiece of his Zozo fashion brand. Customers first order a black, body-hugging outfit covered with white dots. They then take a smartphone photo wearing the outfit which is used to do a full body scan, determining shapes and sizes with a special app. Choices are still limited to basic pants and shirts for now, but that could change.___SPACE TRIPMaezawa says the planned trip to space is a way “to inspire the dreamer in all of us.” He plans to take six or eight artists, architects and designers with him. He hasn’t said who they might be or how much he is paying for the trip. The idea is for those creative minds to see the moon up close and planet Earth from afar. Maezawa says he has often wondered what Basquiat might have drawn if he had travelled into space. “I choose to go to the moon, with artists,” Maezawa tweeted both in Japanese and English.___Follow Yuri Kageyama on Twitter at https://twitter.com/yurikageyamaHer work can be found at https://www.apnews.com/search/yuri%20kageyamalast_img read more

The Latest Johnson takes bigger lead in race to lead UK

LONDON — The Latest on the voting to elect Britain’s next prime minister (all times local):6:05 p.m.Boris Johnson has increased his lead in the race to become Britain’s next prime minister, as one of his rivals was eliminated from the contest.Five contenders in all were still in the running after a second-round ballot of Conservative lawmakers on Tuesday.Former Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab failed to reach the threshold of 33 votes needed to go on to the next round.Tory lawmakers will vote again Wednesday and, if needed, on Thursday. The final two contenders will go to a by-mail ballot of all 160,000 Conservative Party members nationwide.The winner will replace Theresa May as party leader and prime minister.__9 a.m.Conservative lawmakers in Britain are voting on who should become the party’s next leader and Britain’s next prime minister.Six contenders, including front-runner Boris Johnson, remained before the vote on Tuesday. At least one will be eliminated in that vote.All those aiming to replace Prime Minister Theresa May vow they will succeed where May failed and lead Britain out of the European Union, though they differ about how they plan to break the country’s Brexit deadlock.Johnson, a former foreign secretary, gained backing from 114 of the 313 Tory legislators in the first round of voting.In Tuesday’s vote, the lowest-placed contender will drop out, along with any who fail to get at least 33 votes. Further rounds of voting are set for Wednesday and Thursday if needed. The final two contenders will go to a postal ballot of about 160,000 Conservative Party members nationwide.The winner, due to be announced in late July, will become party leader and prime minister.___Follow AP’s full coverage of Brexit and the Conservative Party leadership race at: https://www.apnews.com/BrexitThe Associated Press read more

Uber pickup now available at Regina airport

Currently, Capital Cabs is the only taxi company that has a dedicated license allowing it to park at the airport’s front curb for pickups.The airport got rid of commercial licensing fees that cost cab companies $600 a year. Now, cabs or Uber drivers pay $2 per trip when picking up fares at the airport.Unlike some cities, Uber and cab companies operating in Regina do not currently offer flat rates to customers for trips to and from the airport.The Uber news comes as part of a larger project the airport has undertaken to improve ground transportation.This fall, the short-term parking lot will be switching to a gate-less system. Customers will walk up to a parking meter and enter their license plate when paying for parking.In an effort to encourage the City of Regina to consider public transportation to the terminal, the airport has offered to provide $100,000 annually for three years for such a service.In a City of Regina report in June, the administration presented two possible options: A standalone bus route between the downtown and the Regina airport; or expansion of a current route. Both come with pros and cons, including financial implications. The report, which came before a committee meeting, was simply filed at this point since transit service changes would require city council approval as part of its budgeting process.mmelnychuk@postmedia.com BRANDON HARDER / Regina Leader-Post Taxi cabs sit in a line, waiting for fares, at the Regina International Airport. Uber customers are now able to arrange a pickup when they get off their plane at the Regina International Airport.The airport has created a commercial vehicle pickup area in its short-term parking zone across the street from the main terminal that can be used by rideshare services or cab companies. The airport created the area to relieve traffic congestion on its main front curb and to create a more structured system.“We can’t just have everybody use the front curb for everything, otherwise there’s simply not enough room and we want to make sure we keep vehicles flowing,” said James Bogusz, the airport’s president and CEO, in an interview Monday.After Uber launched in the city in May, its drivers could do dropoffs at the airport but not pickups prior to this change. Bogusz said the pickup area is not meant to be a bullpen where drivers can wait for fares. It is strictly meant to be a place where drivers stop to pick up their customers.Cabs will also be able to use the area, and Bogusz said the airport is currently working with cab companies about using the new location.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below. read more

Banks UN set standards on channelling investments for sustainable development

The Principles for Positive Impact Finance – a first of its kind set of criteria for investments to be considered sustainable – provide financiers and investors with a global framework applicable across their different business lines, including retail and wholesale lending, corporate and investment lending and asset management.“Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – the global action plan to end poverty, combat climate change and protect the environment – is expected to cost $5 to $7 trillion every year through 2030,” said the head of the UN Environment Finance Initiative, Eric Usher, in a press release.The UN Environment Finance Initiative is a partnership between the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the global financial sector created in the wake of the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development, widely known as the Earth Summit, with a mission to promote sustainable finance. Over 200 financial institutions, including banks, insurers and fund managers, work with UN Environment to understand today’s environmental challenges, why they matter to finance, and how to actively participate in addressing them. “The Positive Impact Principles are a game changer, which will help to channel the hundreds of trillions of dollars managed by banks and investors towards clean, low carbon and inclusive projects,” Mr. Usher said.The Principles provide guidance for financiers and investors to analyse, monitor and disclose the social, environmental and economic impacts of the financial products and services they deliver.“With global challenges such as climate change, population growth and resource scarcity accelerating, there is an increased urgency for the finance sector both to adapt and to help bring about the necessary changes in our economic and business models,” said Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Société Générale, Séverin Cabannes. “The Principles for Positive Impact Finance provide an ambitious yet practical framework by which we can take the broader angle view we need to meet the deeply complex and interconnected challenges of our time,” he added. The Principles were developed by the Positive Impact Working Group, a group of UN Environment Finance Initiative banking and investment members, as part of the implementation of the roadmap outlined in the Positive Impact Manifesto released in October 2015. Currently, the Positive Impact Working Group includes: Australian Ethical, Banco Itaú, BNP Paribas, BMCE Bank of Africa, Caisse des Dépôts Group, Desjardins Group, First Rand, Hermes Investment Management, ING, Mirova, NedBank, Pax World, Piraeus Bank, SEB, Société Générale, Standard Bank, Triodos Bank, Westpac and YES Bank. read more

Bye week gives the Buckeyes a chance to rest

Redshirt-senior running back Jordan Hall (left) and senior running back Carlos Hyde (34) talk on the sidelines after a game against Northwestern Oct. 5 at Ryan Field. OSU won, 40-30.Credit: Kaily Cunningham / Multimedia editorAfter six straight weeks of games, the Ohio State football team gets a break this weekend.Coach Urban Meyer said the bye week allows for extra time for players to return to health, including redshirt-senior running back Jordan Hall.“There’s a joint issue in his knee; that’s all they’ve told me, so they’re working through it,” Meyer said. “He actually did some stuff (Wednesday), so I’m hoping we get him back.”The team’s leading rusher with 427 yards, Hall did not play in OSU’s 40-30 win against Northwestern last week because of his injury, and only received one carry against the Wisconsin Badgers Sept. 28.Defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Luke Fickell said the time off allows everyone in the program to get back to their regular lives.“You get to go home at a decent hour and actually get to see your kids awake,” Fickell said. “As much pressure, as much stress as we put on ourselves, to have the ability to get out of here to be a dad, to be a husband, to get a couple deep breaths. It’s really tough if you’re not fresh, it’s really hard to focus in and do your best job.”Senior wide receiver Corey “Philly” Brown said he plans to get away from Ohio State this weekend, but not from the game of football.“I’m going to go watch my little brother play – I haven’t seen him play yet,” Brown said.Meyer said he felt the bye week came at the right time and he expects his men to not lose a single step.“If they come back eight pounds underweight or eight pounds overweight and not at least watching football, that’d be a disgrace. I’d have a real problem with that,” Meyer said. “There’s a weigh-in Monday morning, and they better be right on the dot.”Both Meyer and offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tom Herman spoke on the recent diminished role of highly-touted freshman running back Dontre Wilson.“He needs to be able to play on downs where he’s not getting the football,” Herman said.Getting Wilson on the field right now is difficult, Meyer said, because it is too clear the ball is going his way.“He’s got to become a football player,” Meyer said. “Right now he’s a novelty. He goes out there, runs a swing pass, we throw it to him.”Despite starting junior quarterback Braxton Miller’s multiple turnovers in Saturday’s win, Herman said there were many positives to take out of his signal caller’s second game back from a knee injury.“The fumbles were of concern, obviously, and I think he missed a couple reads early, but nothing terrible. He was playing hard,” Herman said. “The thing I was most proud of was every coach on the sideline was telling me his demeanor was great … that told me that we had at least crossed one hurdle from last year.”The Buckeyes (6-0, 2-0) are scheduled to return home after the bye week for a 3:30 p.m. game against Iowa (4-2, 1-1) in Ohio Stadium Oct. 19. read more

Sajid Javid recalls two Border Force vessels from overseas to patrol Channel

The incident comes as Mr Javid, in his first major invervention since breaking off his holiday to take control of the situation, says he will not “stand by” and allow “reckless” criminals to exploit vulnerable migrants and put them in “grave danger”. UK Border Force officials have allegedly detained eight suspected illegal migrants on the Kent coast Writing in The Telegraph after talks with his French counterpart, Mr Javid suggests there will be increased surveillance, patrols and action to disrupt criminal gangs to try to tackle the issue.His comments will be seen as a riposte to Tory MPs who have accused him of showing a lack of leadership and demanded that cutters be redeployed from the Mediterranean to the English Channel.However Tory MPs said there was no detail in Mr Javid’s plans and claimed there was a “woeful” lack of urgency.Mr Javid’s allies claimed he was the victim of a “stitch up” by Downing Street after details of the luxury lodge he was due to stay in on his safari holiday were leaked. Two Border Force cutters are being redeployed from overseas to patrol the English Channel in response to migrant emergencies, Sajid Javid has announced. The Home Secretary had resisted calls for more boats amid fears a more visible presence would encourage more illegal crossings. But having met with Border Force, National Crime Agency and Whitehall officials to discuss the Channel migrants on Monday, there has been a change of tack. More suspected illegal immigrants were intercepted by Border Force officials Monday morning after landing on the Kent coast.The latest group were spotted in Greatstone-on-Sea, near Lydd.They were intercepted just 24 hours after six Iranian men were found on a beach near Dover. According to reports on Sky News, at least eight people have been detained.  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Mr Javid declared the ongoing situation a “major incident” after more than 220 people attempted to cross the English Channel in small boats since November, according to official figures.Speaking today, a police spokesman said Border Force officials are “dealing” with the Greatstone incident, which unfolded at about 8am.A Kent Police spokesman said: “Kent Police was made aware at 8.16am of a report of a group of suspected migrants seen in Coast Drive, Greatstone. UK Border Force officials have allegedly detained eight suspected illegal migrants on the Kent coast “Officers attended to assist Border Force who are dealing with the incident.” read more

Portlaoise midwives wrote to Cowen and Harney over fears that a mother

first_imgThe HSE and the hospital accept that there were serious shortcomings in these cases. There were unacceptable delays in completing reports, communicating with families, and in acting on recommendations. The HSE and the hospital apologises unequivocally to the families for these failings.On RTÉ’s Morning Ireland this morning, Professor Richard Green, Director of the National Epidemiology Centre said “some of these deaths could possibly have been avoided” if the recommendations were put into place”. A LETTER WAS written to the Finance Minister and Health Minister in 2006, expressing concerns over staffing levels at Midlands Regional Hospital.RTÉ report that 32 midwives at the hospital wrote to the then Minister for Finance, Brian Cowen and Minister for Health, Mary Harney back in 2006.The staff said they had “a real fear” that a mother or baby would die in their care before the issues were addressed.Last night’s Prime Time programme showed how four babies died at the hospital over a six-year period.The letter was written before the deaths of all the babies that were featured in the investigation.The HSE has apologised to the families affected, saying: He also noted that;A number of babies die each year around the time of birth or just immediately afterwards but it’s important to recognise that in this country that’s about one in 2,500, which is actually better than the results in the UK which is one in 1,400 or Scotland which is one in 2,000.Green said it was very upsetting that parents weren’t informed by the HSE that investigations were conducted into their babies deaths.He said “Patients should always be told if we believe there was something that we did wrong.”He also said Portlaoise hospital’s perinatal mortality rate is in line with maternity services nationwide.Also on the show health spokesperson for Fianna Fáil Billy Kelleher noted that a tragic death occurred in 2007, a report carried out and recommendations published but nothing happened from there.He said he could not understand why recommendations weren’t put in place after the tragic death and he called for a further investigation saying:The HSE has apologised but I think there has to be a further investigation as to why these recommendations weren’t followed through.You can watch the full programme here.Missed the Prime Time investigation last night? Here’s what you need to know>last_img read more

Courses for Greek grandparents experiencing family conflict

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Australian Greek Welfare Society (AGWS) is offering a structured six-week course for Greek-speaking grandparents whose children are experiencing separation or divorce, in turn affecting their relationship with their grandchildren.In 2007 adjustments were made to family law Australia-wide, recognising the rights of children to have access to meaningful relationships despite what happens to their parents’ relationships. According to educator and trainer for the AGWS, Adonis Maglis, this is a prevalent issue in the Greek Australian community and the instatement of such a law was and is of great significance. “What this means for the very first time in history is that grandparents have the opportunity to access mediation,” said Mr Maglis. “This means they can go to a mediation centre and say ‘look our children have separated or divorced, and as a result our relationship with our grandchildren has been interrupted and has become hostile. We want to make sure that this relationship continues’.”The mediation process allows grandparents to invite the parents for a discussion to organise an arrangement of regular visitation, given there are no issues regarding the health and safety of the child. If however, the parents are unwilling to negotiate, the grandparents now have the right to obtain a certificate from the mediator and take the matter to court.Started in 2007 in conjunction with the passing of the new law, the AGWS established a family program offering courses to grandparents after their family counsellor reported an increase in elderly people expressing issues that had to do with their adult children, particularly when their child had experienced a marriage breakdown, and gaining access to their grandchildren.“This made us aware for the need to actually work with Greek-speaking grandparents who are coming to us because of the language barriers – they couldn’t access services like Lifeline or mediation centres, etcetera,” he said. Funded by the Department of Social Services, the courses are run twice a year and offer a safe environment where attendees are given information and support services free of charge. “People can come together in this confidential, respectful environment and learn about communication skills, stress management, conflict resolution, the role of the grandparents in their current context, family law and the rights of the children,” said Mr Maglis. Since commencing the program, Mr Maglis says he has received an all-round positive response. Despite some grandparents not being able to resolve their conflict for one reason or another, the program has changed their lives. “They have this common understanding because it’s the same cultural background. They share a lot, they cry, they tell their story. So we find after the first session they’re actually exchanging phone numbers and so happy that they meet people that they can talk to about whatever’s happening and that they’re not going to be judged,” he said. Those interested are encouraged to call and express their interest in the course, following which an assessment will be made as to whether the course is suitable for the needs of the grandparent. In the case that the course is not suitable, other suggestions and offers of help will be made by a professional. “I would encourage those interested to talk to a professional because sometimes when we try to resolve things within the family – which is a very common thing with the Greeks – every family member has vested interests, they’re emotionally involved, they have opinions, feelings and sometimes may not be the best person to talk to.”For more information and to enrol, contact Adonis Maglis at the Australian Greek Welfare Society on (03) 9388 9998.last_img read more

Finn Balor cut open from RAW angle, WWE stars at the 2017 ESPY Awards

first_img Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Videos Articles Pinterest WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Nikki Bella Fires Back At Ronda Rousey ‘Total Bellas’ Season 4 Will Not Feature John Cena Nikki Bella: John Cena’s Sex Scene In ‘Trainwreck’ Turned Her Off Videos Articles Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE Superstar John Cena announced as part of cast for Suicide Squad Sequel WWE Superstar Finn Balor confirms marriage to FOX Sports Reporter Veronica Rodriguez WWEs Miz and Maryse Expecting Second Childcenter_img Now Playing Up Next Dave Bautista will be a character in new video game, Finn Balor reveals new look The Miz Google+ Now Playing Up Next Nikki Bella Opens Up About Life After John Cena Split Now Playing Up Next Adam Scott Finn Balor cut open from RAW angleFinn Balor shared this photo on Twitter following his match on RAW last night in Nashville against Elias Samson where Samson cracked a guitar over his head.You can check out the photo below.pic.twitter.com/FpFhi1I8pq— Finn Bálor (@FinnBalor) July 18, 2017WWE also posted a clip of the guitar spot (begins at 1:15 mark).WWE stars at the 2017 ESPY AwardsWWE.com posted a photo gallery of WWE stars at the 2017 ESPY Awards last week. John Cena, Nikki Bella, The Miz, Maryse, Lana and Summer Rae all attended the event.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWEs Miz and Maryse Expecting Second ChildVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:32/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:28 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Twitter Facebook Maryselast_img read more