PBA: Alaska locks up twice-to-beat edge after rout of Phoenix

first_imgTrump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Diamon Simpson returns for Alaska. PBA IMAGESIt was a day of fruitful returns for Alaska as it locked up the no. 2 seed after extinguishing Phoenix, 114-91, in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Friday at Cuneta Astrodome.Former import Diamon Simpson and Jeron Teng’s timely comeback helped the Aces secure the twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals after finishing the eliminations with an 8-3 record.ADVERTISEMENT Ateneo to represent PH in 2018 Jones Cup Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names View comments Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Manuel led all scorers with 28 points with eight boards for Alaska while Simpson had 19 points, 18 rebounds, five assists, and four blocks.Chris Banchero orchestrated the offense for Alaska finishing with 14 points and seven assists while Simon Enciso had a similar line with 10 points and seven dimes.Teng had seven points on 18 minutes of playing time in his first game back from the stabbing incident in June.Eugene Phelps led the Fuel Masters with 23 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists.Phoenix is out of the playoff race after finishing with a 5-6 record.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Although TNT, which holds a 7-3 card, can still catch Alaska’s record, the Aces hold the tiebreak after their 110-100 victory over the KaTropa on May 13.Alaska’s 34-17 first quarter lead to set the tone for the game, holding off the Fuel Masters’ advancements the rest of the way.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“I’m really happy that we played this way even though we switched imports at the last minute,” said Aces head coach Alex Compton as Simpson replaced Antonio Campbell just a day before their game against the Fuel Masters.Despite an 86-73 lead midway through the fourth quarter, the Aces pushed the tempo even further going on a 16-4 run which Vic Manuel punctuated with eight straight layups for a 102-77 lead with 4:33 left in the game. 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to Westlast_img read more

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49ers Kyle Shanahan on meltdown in Arizona: ‘We need closers’

first_imgSANTA CLARA — The 49ers face Raiders this week in a battle for Bay Area lagging rights.But the 49ers must first recover from their latest unraveling, a 18-15 loss Sunday in which the previously hapless Arizona Cardinals scored 15 unanswered points in the fourth quarter.They also need to bounce back physically: Quarterback C.J. Beathard (wrist) was listed Monday on the injury report for the first time this season. And while the severity of the injury is unknown, it at least raised the …last_img

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In Bihar town, woman thrashed, paraded naked on suspicion of killing youth

first_imgA woman was thrashed and paraded naked by a mob on Monday morning in Bhojpur district on the suspicion of being involved in the murder of a local youth.The body of Bimlesh Sao, 19, was found on a railway track at Bihiya town, some 25 km from Ara, district headquarters of Bhojpur, on Monday morning.Later, a mob from Damodarpur village, where Sao belonged to, took to the streets and started vandalising shops and vehicles. The mob said the teenager was strangled to death and his body thrown on the railway track to cover up the murder.They suspected a woman living in the red-light area of Bihiya town was behind the murder, and she was dragged to the street.The mob later ripped off her clothes, thrashed and paraded her naked in full public view.All along, she pleaded her innocence but no one came to her rescue.The mob also threw stones at trains passing on the track nearby.Later, the police had to open fire to disperse the mob and take the woman in to custody.She was taken to the local hospital and is under police protection.“Altogether 15 persons, including local Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Kaushal Yadav, have been arrested in the case… Seven policemen, including the local Bihiya police station officer in charge, have been suspended for dereliction of duty”, Bhojpur Superintendent of Police Awakash Kumar told local journalists.Tejashwi Yadav’s pleaLeader of the Opposition in the Assembly Tejashwi Yadav tweeted, “In Bihar, a woman is allegedly stripped, thrashed and paraded naked by a mob in a lawless State. I’m speechless and numb to see the heart-wrenching videos of that woman. Nitishji, with folded hands I request you to fix law and order and ensure women safety and security. Please.”Opposition leaders slammed the Nitish Kumar-led government for the alleged spurt in crime against women in Bihar, while the ruling National Democratic Alliance leaders said police have taken action and arrested 15 persons in the case.“The law is taking its own course and anybody found involved in the incident will not be spared…some policemen too have been suspended”, said JD(U) leader and party spokesperson Neeraj Kumar.last_img read more

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Canadian Forces change search and rescue protocol following Labrador teens death

first_imgAPTN National NewsOTTAWA-The Canadian Forces have changed the way they respond to search and rescue calls following the death of a Labrador teen earlier this year.Defence Minister Peter MacKay said during question period Thursday that the Canadian Forces would implement a “call-back protocol” the next time they receive a request for help. Under the new protocol, military personnel would call back provincial search and rescue officials on their need for search and rescue aircraft.“This ongoing dialogue will continue until the file is closed,” said MacKay.Burton Winters, 14, was found 19 kilometres from the place where his snowmobile became stuck on the frozen sea ice near his home of Makkovik, on the north coast of Labrador.Winters was reported missing on Jan. 29, but his body wasn’t found until four days later. It took two days for military search and rescue helicopters, based in Gander, Nfld., to join the search.Winters’ death triggered a large public outcry across Newfoundland and Labrador. Many called for establishing a search and rescue team in Labrador.last_img read more

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Imperial Beach Mayor Serge Dedina laments the sewage spills from Tijuana

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Posted: April 18, 2019 Updated: 8:17 AM Imperial Beach Mayor Serge Dedina laments the sewage spills from Tijuana KUSI Newsroom center_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter April 18, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsIMPERIAL BEACH (KUSI) – Mayor of Imperial Beach Serge Dedina is lamenting over the sewage spilling in Imperial Beach from Tijuana.“Millions of gallons of sewage were flowing into the waters of Imperial Beach,” Dedina said.KUSI’s John Soderman has more on this story. last_img read more

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MGMT Alison Wonderland Slated For Buku Music Art Project

first_imgNews New Orleans multigenre festival includes a diverse roster of artists and promises fans a fun time in the Big Easy next MarchRenée FabianGRAMMYs Nov 7, 2017 – 3:26 pm The seventh annual Buku Music & Art Project festival is set to rock New Orleans March 9 and 10, 2018. Are you ready?With a focus on EDM, hip-hop and indie rock, the initial lineup for this multigenre festival includes some must-see acts such as headliners Bassnectar, MGMT, SZA, and Alison Wonderland. Other artists who will be performing include Mura Masa, Borgore, Isaiah Rashad, Sylvan Esso, and more.Get in on this “underground house-party vibe.” Tickets are currently available via the festival’s website.Music Festivals 2018: Big Ears Experimental Fest Favors JazzRead more Facebook Twitter Buku Music & Art Project: MGMT, Alison Wonderland mgmt-alison-wonderland-slated-buku-music-art-project Email MGMT, Alison Wonderland Slated For Buku Music & Art Project last_img read more

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Watch the Porsche Taycan sprint to 124 mph 26 times in a

first_imgGetting to test the upcoming Porsche Taycan EV ahead of anyone else is pretty awesome. But what could make it even cooler? Being given the chance to beat the ever-loving heck out of the thing… for science.Jonny Smith of The Fully Charged Show on YouTube was recently given the chance to test the Porsche Taycan’s launch-control repeatability. For the test, Smith smashed the accelerator and sent Porsche’s first all-electric car to 124 miles per hour more than two dozen times. Despite the abuse, the time difference between the fastest and slowest runs was only 0.8 seconds.Porsche owes the Taycan’s repeat-launch-control ability to a few factors. The automaker points to the two permanent-magnet electric motors at each axle, which have a unique kind of assembly that allows more copper in each stator, improving output while simultaneously providing for more efficient cooling. Porsche also noted the thermal management system, which was built specifically for the Taycan to ensure this kind of repeatability. Enlarge ImageThat’s a lot o’ hustle. Porsche It goes without saying that Smith inevitably compares the Taycan’s capabilities to that of Ludicrous Mode in Tesla’s most powerful electrics. While the US automaker’s cars offer up warnings about repeated use of its brutal acceleration setting, the Taycan offers no such thing. It’s not nearly as quick as Tesla’s cars, but the repetition makes up for it.Since the car has yet to make its debut, which is set to change in a matter of weeks, Smith wasn’t able to show us anything about the car’s interior. The camera angles are all tight, hiding the dashboard, while a windshield-mounted camera shows Smith sitting on a seat that’s clearly been deliberately covered to hide its details. We’ll have to wait a little longer to see the whole thing, but it’s good to know that it can perform as a Porsche should. Share your voice Tesla Model 3 Review: Performance trim Now playing: Watch this: 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Electric Cars Luxury cars Performance Cars More From Roadshow Porsche 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus review: A better EV, but maybe not the best 42 Photos Porsche Taycan on ice in Sweden Porsche Ice drifting in Porsche’s all-electric Taycan Comments Tags 5:27 2last_img read more

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Newly elected MPs to be sworn in Thursday

first_imgElection commission secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed talks to newsmen at his office. Photo: UNBThe election commission (EC) on Wednesday sent a letter to the parliament secretary for taking necessary preparations to organise the oath-taking ceremony of the lawmakers elected in the 11th general elections.EC secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed said this while talking to newsmen at Nirbachan Bhaban in the capital on Wednesday.”The gazette containing the details of 298 newly elected MPs has been published and we’ve sent a copy to the parliament secretary so that they can take preparation for the oath-taking ceremony,” he said.He further said, “We heard the oath taking ceremony will be held at 11:00am on Thursday.”Replying to a journalist’s query whether the EC is satisfied with the election, the secretary said, “Our CEC has said that a peaceful election was held in the country and he also thanked everyone related to the election process.”When asked about Oikya Front’s memorandum placed before the EC, he said, “Anyone can place memorandum or letter to the election commission. We accepted it and the commission will take decision about it.””A few incidents of minor violence occurred on the election day and the commission directed the Inspector General of Police to submit a report after investigating the incidents,” he said.The EC secretary also said that the commission has decided to hold the Upazila Election in March as SSC and HSC exams will be held in February and April,” he said.last_img read more

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Billboards Go HighTech

first_img 3 min read If that billboard off the highway suddenly changes from a promotion for a retail chain to a plug for a local car dealership, don’t get your eyes checked just yet. The next great frontier in outdoor and point-of-sale advertising is internet-connected digital screens, which vary in size from a few inches to many feet in length and width, allowing advertisers to showcase graphics and streaming media. Industry experts believe these boards will compete with, and may ultimately replace, traditional billboards and in-store signage.”It’s very reasonable to assume that up to 25 percent of traditional billboards could be converted [to digital displays] within the next 10 years,” says Stephen Freitas, chief marketing officer of the Outdoor Advertising Association of America Inc.That would translate into serious money. The OAAA estimates that advertisers spent $6.3 billion on outdoor advertising in 2005. With digital displays, messages can be updated with a few keystrokes instead of through the somewhat arduous process of tearing down a printed message and affixing a new one.In addition to outdoor applications, companies like The MediaTile Companyin Scotts Valley, California, are creating networks of in-store displays that are connected to the web. In MediaTile’s case, the networks use wireless cellular technology. Clients can upload and change content through web-based portals, creating content in the forms they want–anything from still image montages to narrowcasts, or live-action programming broadcast on a network of screens.”Once the networks are in, the screens can become a revenue stream through advertising and content creation,” says Keith Kelsen, MediaTile’s president and CEO. He adds that the screens can be used to feature product-specific information as part of a special display, or they can even broadcast employee-training programs. Setting up an electronic display system shouldn’t set you back too much: Kelsen estimates a business can install two screens for as little as $350, not including the costs of content creation and maintenance.The flexibility of these displays is driving demand, says Freitas. Big advertisers like McDonald’s can change their messages almost instantly, promoting breakfast sandwiches in the morning, salad options midday, and burgers and other fare during dinner hours. For smaller advertisers, digital displays can open up new possibilities, letting them share time on billboards in prime locations at a cost that suits their budgets.Freitas insists the emerging technology is a must-watch for the coming years: “Digital paper, or digital ink–a flexible material that can show different messages–is being developed,” he says. “It’s quite possible that this will have a significant impact on changing the scope of this type of advertising.” Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. This story appears in the July 2006 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global July 1, 2006 Register Now »last_img read more

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