Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Clutch Teng lifts La Salle over Ateneo in UAAP Finals opener Senators to proceed with review of VFA Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND La Salle head coach Aldin Ayo gives out instructions to his players during their game against Ateneo in Game 1 of the UAAP Season 79 men’s basketball Finals Saturday, Dec 3, 2016 at Mall of Asia Arena. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt may have come down to the last few seconds and for head coach Aldin Ayo, La Salle’s Game 1 victory over arch rival Ateneo all boiled down to a defensive stop.Jeron Teng scored the go-ahead layup and Kib Montalbo helped seal the match with a split from the free throw line to lift the Green Archers 67-65 in the first game of the UAAP Season 79 seniors’ basketball tournament but Ayo knows they had more than 300 days to prepare for one vital defensive stop.ADVERTISEMENT We are young Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 PH among economies most vulnerable to virus EDITORS’ PICK “One year na nating ginagawa ‘to (We’ve been doing this for one year), one step away from taking Game 1 and it will depend on how you defend,” said Ayo Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena in the fifth UAAP Finals series between the two storied teams.And that defense Ayo wanted was provided by Teng as he came up big with a block on Aaron Black with around 10 seconds left in the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliTeng, who had 10 points on 5-of-13 shooting, said his defensive play was the result of having desire to protect their slim 66-65 lead.“Yung stop ko kay Aaron, crunch time na yun eh, adrenaline na yun buti tinamaan ko yung bola (My stop on Aaron, that was in crunch time, and it was all adrenaline good thing I hit it),” said Teng. View comments MOST READ
A significant increase in outdoor sporting events across the county has prompted the Donegal Sports Event Management Working Group to start a new safety initiative in the county.The Working Group started the scheme with the aim of making sporting events in Donegal safer.Schedule workshops have already been organised in Termon, Stranorlar and Buncrana next month to assist event organisers adopt a safety-first approach. A guide has been prepared for clubs, groups, schools and individuals by the Donegal group and Donegal Sports Partnership Coordinator, Myles Sweeney, says the publication is designed as a practical aid for event organisers.“In recent years there has been a major rise in the number of community groups, clubs and sporting organisations setting up events.“These events now require a more formal planning process than in the past.“It’s great to see so many organised events taking place and the workshops will cover areas such as planning, health and safety, insurance, safeguarding, communications, volunteers and facilities,” he added. “Safe planning and proper planning are key to all events and that is the message the working group are stressing.“The guide is aimed at assisting event organisers with practical and safe planning of sports events which take place on the public roads and in public spaces, including open water and hills,” he said.“We are appealing to all event organisers locally to book a place on one of the workshops.“Ultimately, the workshops are aimed at making the events safer and more enjoyable for the participants, the organisers and the local community in which they are being held,” Sweeney said.“It’s important that event organisers work with and communicate with local statutory agencies such as An Garda Síochána and emergency services.” The workshops will take place at the Finn Valley Centre in Stranorlar on Wednesday, March 6th, the An Craoibhin Centre in Termon on Thursday, March 7th, and at St Mary’s Youth Club in Buncrana on Wednesday, March 13th.All workshops will have a start time of 7.15 p.m.The Donegal Sports Management Working Group’s 24-page booklet was prepared with input and expertise from the following: Myles Sweeney, Coordinator, Donegal Sports Partnership; Brian O’Donnell, Donegal Road Safety Working Group; John McGroary, Fergus McGroary and Paul McGee, An Garda Síochána; Sean McCrudden, Gartan Outdoor Education and Training Centre; Brendan McDaid, Donegal Athletics Board and Charles Kennedy, Irish Water Safety.Workshops aimed at making sporting events safer in Donegal launched was last modified: February 23rd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:Donegal SportDonegal sporting eventsHealth and Safety
16 February 2012 Cape Town’s city skyline will soon feature a stunning addition. The 32-storey, R1.6-billion Portside Building – Cape Town’s first new skyscraper since 1993 – represents a substantial investment in the Western Cape and a major boost for the local construction industry. It was announced this week that construction group Murray & Roberts has been awarded the R1.6-billion contract to build the Portside, which will be located opposite the entrance to the V&A Waterfront, in the emerging financial district on Cape Town’s Foreshore. The project is a joint development between South African financial services giants Old Mutual and FirstRand, and will partly house the provincial headquarters of FirstRand Bank’s three divisions, FNB, Rand Merchant Bank and vehicle financier WesBank, with 25 000m² of corporate and retail space to be let by Old Mutual Property.‘Sustainable economic stimulus’ Designed jointly by DHK and Louis Karol Architects to represent a “city in the sky”, the 148-metre Portside will be the highest building in Cape Town’s central business district, offering its residents all-round views of Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean. Speaking at the ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of the building in August, FirstRand CEO Sizwe Nxasana said the group’s investment in Portside would provide “sustainable economic stimulus and creat[e] much-needed jobs in line with the government’s employment development and social upliftment agenda.” Andrew Boraine, chief executive of the Cape Town Partnership, a public-private partnership that focuses on the regeneration of the inner city, wrote on his blog in August that the significance of the project lay “in the vote of confidence given to the Cape Town economy by two of South Africa’s biggest corporate businesses”. Old Mutual Property MD Peter Levett said in a statement this week that the visual, environmental and social impact of Portside were key to the building’s design process. ‘Historically, environmentally sensitive’ “The design had to provide Old Mutual and FirstRand with two distinct business addresses in the city,” Levett said. “Moreover, the location in a central city urban conservation area meant the design needed to be highly sensitive to the historical and environmental character of its surroundings.” The architects were required to take cognizance of both the current and potential future development of the city around the site of the new building, and to ensure that it would “be able to create the necessary synergies with other buildings in the area, contributing to the overall revitalisation of this part of Cape Town over time”. FNB Western Cape provincial chairman Stephan Claassen said the project team planned to submit the building for formal green star rating to the Green Building Council of South Africa. “We intend making Portside a benchmark of environmental sustainability in terms of both construction and building management processes,” Claassen said. “[We] have worked closely with the architects to ensure that it serves to raise the standards of green design, indoor environmental quality, and the reduction of energy, water consumption, waste production and management production and negative carbon emissions for tall buildings.” Portside is due for completion in March 2014. The last tall building to be built in Cape Town’s city centre, Safmarine House, was built in 1993 and stands at 123 metres. SAinfo reporter
Advancements in the field of genomics are revolutionizing our understanding of human biology, rapidly accelerating the discovery and treatment of genetic diseases, and dramatically improving human health. Genomics, the study of genetic material, is allowing medical professionals to enhance clinical care based on their patients’ specific genetic makeups. Thanks to ongoing IT innovations, genomic research is moving the industry toward a promising future of personalized healthcare and precision medicine.To facilitate this transition, Intel and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard announced the Center for Genomic Data Engineering. The Center is collaborating with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to ramp up genomic analytics workflows, at an unprecedented scale, and with easier deployment. Sharing a common vision to uncover better methods of acquiring, processing, storing, and analyzing genomic data, these organizations offer a series of powerful and flexible data center solutions incorporating best-of-breed hardware and optimized software that will enhance researchers’ ability to analyze genomic datasets collected from diverse sources.The Genome Analysis Toolkit (GATK) from the Broad Institute is the industry’s foremost software tool in the field of genomic analytics. The fourth version of this software package (designated GATK4) is available under an open source software license to help researchers eliminate infrastructure-related complications and derive insights from large genomic datasets in an easier, faster, and more efficient way.Intel and the Broad Institute have developed a breakthrough reference architecture called the Broad-Intel Genomics Stack (BIGstack), which delivers 5X improvement to the Broad’s genomics analytics pipeline. Through this partnership, the BIGstack will drive speed, scale, ease of deployment, and global alignment in the rapidly growing genomics community.As an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partner, HPE is excited to bring to market solutions based on this breakthrough architecture. HPE has developed a purpose-built, unified compute and storage solution that is optimally designed for next-generation sequencing (NGS) workflows, delivering the throughput and efficiency needed to keep pace with the growing demand for genome analysis. Utilizing high-performance computing (HPC) solutions such as HPE Apollo systems and HPE ProLiant servers, researchers can leverage the speed and performance necessary to power advanced data analysis techniques—such as artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning capabilities.Enabled by Intel® architecture, users can harness breakthrough levels of performance to eliminate bottlenecks, support data-heavy workloads, and scale seamlessly to accommodate tomorrow’s challenges. These technologies enable researchers to rapidly train deep neural networks on robust, scalable infrastructure to accelerate AI and genomic insights. Additionally, the Intel® Scalable System Framework is a holistic solution that optimizes compute- and data-intensive processes as well as deep learning techniques to reduce time to insight.The field of genomics is experiencing a major paradigm shift, and developments over the next decade will undoubtedly accelerate the use of technologies like HPC and AI across the industry. As leaders in their respective fields, Intel and the Broad Institute are working together to develop solutions that will help researchers overcome the challenges of diverse genomic datasets and speed time to results. HPE is proud to contribute to this milestone in advancing genomics research.The HPE and Intel HPC Alliance are driving major improvements to a variety of enterprise operations—and genomic analytics is just the beginning. To learn more about how these cutting-edge capabilities are revolutionizing the life sciences industry, I invite you to follow me on Twitter at @pango. You can also check out @HPE_HPC and @IntelHPC for up-to-the-minute news and updates on the latest innovations in HPC, AI/deep learning, supercomputing, and more.
Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ A moment of magic from Douglas Costa in stoppages gave Juventus the 2-1 victory away to Lokomotiv Moscow, booking their spot in the Champions League Round of 16. Follow all the action as it happens from this game and Atalanta-Manchester City on the LIVEBLOG. The Bianconeri had the opportunity to qualify for the Round of 16 with a victory, having fought back from an Aleksei Miranchuk goal to win 2-1 in Turin with Paulo Dybala’s brace. Dybala was only on the bench in Moscow, having suffered from a stomach bug, so Gonzalo Higuain partnered Cristiano Ronaldo with the returning Aaron Ramsey. Danilo and Daniele Rugani came in for suspended Juan Cuadrado and injured Matthijs de Ligt. The hosts were still without Luka Djordjevic, Anton Miranchuk, Fedor Smolov, Jefferson Farfan and Boris Rotenberg. It was a bizarre start, as within four minutes Cristiano Ronaldo’s powerful free kick from a difficult angle, practically at the touchline, squirmed through Guilherme’s arms and legs, with Aaron Ramsey getting the final touch just before the ball had entirely crossed over. UEFA awarded the goal to Ramsey, an historic one, as it was Juve’s 300th in the Champions League. It also means Ronaldo has still never scored a free kick in a Juventus jersey. Lokomotiv hit right back, as a Maciej Rybus cross from the left found Aleksei Miranchuk’s header that bounced off the far post and he was quickest to react on the rebound. He had also found the net in Turin, so clearly enjoys facing the Bianconeri. The hosts continued to push forward with rapid counter-attacks, as Miranchuk only shinned a very promising Rybus cross from 12 yards and he got a second bite, his header landing on the roof of the net. Gonzalo Higuain sprung the offside trap on a floated ball and kept his volley low, forcing a fantastic fingertip save from Guilherme. After the restart, Guilherme beat away another Cristiano Ronaldo free kick, then got his hands to a rocket from the Portuguese star that was flying into the near top corner. Joao Mario wasted a promising counter by blasting over, while Juve’s long passing moves at a slow tempo did little to really trouble the hosts. Instead, Lokomotiv Moscow had a huge double chance on 78 minutes. First Wojciech Szczesny came rushing out to clear from Krychowiak, then Leonardo Bonucci got back to clear the Joao Mario follow-up off the line. Paulo Dybala somewhat surprisingly replaced Ronaldo as the final substitution and he nearly scored. La Joya chested down a ball for Higuain, then Vedran Corluka stopped him getting the tap-in from six yards on the Rabiot roll across, while Pjanic’s strike was deflected wide. It seemed as if a 1-1 draw was inevitable, until a sudden Flash from the substitute. Douglas Costa dribbled past three defenders down the left side, completed a give-and-go with Higuain’s back-heel flick, beat another two men as he cut inside and then nutmegged the goalkeeper deep into stoppages for 2-1. Lokomotiv 1-2 Juventus Ramsey 4 (J), Al Miranchuk 12 (L), Douglas Costa 93 (J) Lokomotiv Moscow: Guilherme; Ignatyev, Höwedes, Corluka, Rybus; Zhemaletdinov (Murilo 82), Krychowiak, Barinov, Joao Mario (Kolomeytsev 85); Al Miranchuk, Eder Juventus: Szczesny; Danilo, Bonucci, Rugani, Alex Sandro; Khedira (Douglas Costa 69), Pjanic, Rabiot; Ramsey (Bentancur 64); Higuain, Ronaldo (Dybala 82) Ref: Buquet (FRA)
A journey that started two years back will finally come to an end on Sunday in Johannesburg’s Soccer City Stadium.For the first time in the tournament’s history the World Cup, which has been the purview of a select few, will change hands and a new name will be imprinted on the trophy. There is, and will be, endless debate on who’s Cup it should be, and whether Diego’s darlings or Dunga’s devils ought to have been crowned champions. Or should Loew’s youth brigade have walked away with footballing glory. None of the three. At the final whistle well past midnight tonight, it will be either Spain or the Netherlands who will walk the cloud.This has been a World Cup of many firsts, and South Africa hosting it now seems to be just a sideshow. Dressing-room bustups, a team boycotting training sessions, last edition’s winner and runners-up both getting knocked out in the first round itself, just about every thrill a scriptwriter would need.And then, the march to the final by Spain, a team whose performance at the World Cups so far has been inversely proportional to the talent it produces. The pass masters, who conquered Europe two years back, now have the world for their taking. On the shoulders of midfielders Iniesta, Xavi and Busquets-all three playmakers of the highest order-lay the responsibility of taking their team to World Cup triumph. They have not disappointed so far, especially Iniesta and Xavi, who are also in the running for the Golden Ball-the player of the tournament.advertisementOn the other hand, the Netherlands have been at this stage before, when the ‘Flying Dutchmen’ were soaring over Europe and the world. But not even the Cruyffs or the Neeskens could manage to steer the Oranje past the final hurdle. The stage is now set for Wesley Sneijder and company to break that jinx.For a World Cup where a tentacled tipster named Paul hogged much of the limelight, it will need something special from the Dutch to prove him wrong.Bert van Marwijk’s team, which has exuded an air of harmony and commitment in contrast to previous Dutch sides that have possessed at least as much talent but also a reputation for internal squabbling, has persuasive arguments that it will be third-time lucky for the Oranje.In Sneijder they possess one of the few creative midfielders who can match Xavi and Iniesta for skill and ability to influence a match. The two teams have a similar commitment to keeping the ball-hardly a surprise given that this Spain team is built on the Barcelona model, which in turn has had a major Dutch influence since the days of Cruyff, who coached the Spanish club.A win for Spain will help lift the country-at least psychologically-from the ongoing economic crisis. Spain has one of the highest unemployment rates in Europe and the Socialist government in Madrid has introduced tough austerity measures, including wage cuts for public-sector workers, in a bid to prevent a Greekstyle debt crisis.Parties have been planned in both countries as the finale reaches fever pitch. Authorities are planning a boat parade in Amsterdam if the Dutch win, with a million people expected to turn out. In Madrid, players will be feted in a parade in an open-top bus even if their team comes up short. At least 150,000 fans of La Roja (the Reds) are expected to cram Madrid’s main Paseo de Castellana avenue to witness Spain’s maiden appearance in the final.Celebrations are not limited to the two nations. It has spread to other parts of the world as well. Hosts South Africa expect a massive surge of red and orange on its streets-where locals will merge with the foreigners-for the final. In places far away from the action, similar scenes aren’t ruled out either. The Monday blues from World Cup hangover are not just restricted to the workforce but also students. Hence in New Delhi, the Capital’s Vasant Valley School decided to postpone the start to Monday’s classes by two hours to facilitate students catch up on sleep after watching the final live on television. Over 500 million people across 215 countries are expected to tune in to catch the battle for the title.
In the memo, obtained by The Associated Press, Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum suggested teams use their opening games “to demonstrate your commitment to the NBA’s core values of equality, diversity, inclusion and serve as a unifying force in the community.”He recommended an address by a player or coach to fans before the anthem, or a video featuring players or community leaders speaking about important issues and showing photos from past community events.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion St. Benilde records first win in final game in PVL The Golden State Warriors line up during the national anthem prior to Game 5 of the 2017 NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers at ORACLE Arena on June 12, 2017 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFPNEW YORK — The NBA is recommending teams address fans or show videos expressing themes of unity before their first home games, while reminding them of the rule that players must stand for the national anthem.A memo was sent to teams Friday, a day after Commissioner Adam Silver said he expected players would stand for the anthem .ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “The league office will determine how to deal with any possible instance in which a player, coach or trainer does not stand for the anthem. (Teams do not have the discretion to waive this rule),” the memo says.The memo builds on discussions held by the NBA’s Board of Governors this week, and follows up on one Silver and players association executive director Michele Roberts sent to players recently.It recommends that teams organize internal discussions to hear the players’ perspectives, if they haven’t already, and to start or expand programs within their communities.“The players have embraced their roles in those efforts and we are proud of the work they do in our communities,” Tatum wrote.The memo was first reported by ESPN.com.ADVERTISEMENT Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans LATEST STORIES Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe league’s preseason schedule begins Saturday with two games, including the NBA champion Golden State Warriors hosting Denver.Tatum said the league supports and encourages players to express their views on matters that are important to them, while reminding of the rule that players, coaches and trainers stand respectfully for the anthem. Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors View comments
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ex-coach: Atletico Madrid whiz Joao Felix should’ve joined Man Cityby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveRenato Paiva says Atletico Madrid whiz Joao Felix should’ve joined Manchester City.Felix left Benfica for Atletico this summer in a record €120m.Paiva coached Felix at a junior level with Benfica.”I said that I preferred Manchester City or Barcelona for him,” he told The Sportsman. “City because of (Pep) Guardiola and Barça because of the way of playing.”