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Pocari gains last 4

first_imgEDITORS’ PICK MOST READ 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town FILE – Pocari Sweat Lady Warriors. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBreanna Mackie unloaded 21 points to carry Pocari Sweat to a straight-sets win over Laoag, 25-13, 25-20, 26-24, and into the Shakey’s V League Reinforced Conference semifinals Monday night at Philsports Arena.Mackie imposed her will against the smaller, import-less Power Smashers, pounding 16 of her total output on kills, as the Lady Warriors hiked their tally to 4-1.ADVERTISEMENT 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 BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Team ‘Trabaho’ scores championship title at the last leg of Smart Siklab Saya Manila Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. We are young Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PHcenter_img Pocari Sweat’s other reinforcement Andrea Kacsits, still still trying to get her form, made just seven.But it hardly mattered as Elaine Kasilag, Desiree Dadang and Myla Pablo turned in the numbers for the Lady Warriors.In the second game, University of the Philippines downed Air Force side, 25-16, 25-20, 25-10, to finish its campaign with a 3-4 card.With the loss, Air Force fell to 2-4 and rendered the semifinal cast complete with UST (5-1), Pocari (4-1), BaliPure (3-1) and Customs (3-2).“It’s all about my players,” said Pocari Sweat coach Rommel Abella. “They decided the game because they themselves acted on the situation and knew what was right and wrong.”ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise He was referring to the last set when the Lady Warriors trailed by seven points before waking up from stupor to launch a strong finishing kick.“We are communicating inside the court and I guess we are improving,” said Mackie.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway They joined idle leaders University of Santo Tomas Tigresses in the next stage.Except for the last set where Laoag put up a semblance of a fight, it was Pocari all the way.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentLaoag leaned on strong hitter Grethcel Soltones who accounted for 10 points, and Jorelle Singh who had nine.Mackie’s presence was enough to sow fear among the Power Smashers, who attacked for 32 points against the Lady Warriors 40. Killer punch Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 View commentslast_img read more

Legislature to consider governor’s health plan

first_imgSchwarzenegger’s ideas have languished without a legislative sponsor since he laid them out in January. Heavy criticism from the left and the right means it is unlikely to gain the bipartisan support it needs to get out of the Legislature. Democrats and their union allies have rejected the cornerstone of Schwarzenegger’s plan, a requirement that everyone have health insurance, just as drivers must have car insurance. Republicans reject even more of the plan, especially the way it is funded – through new charges on employers, doctors and hospitals. SACRAMENTO (AP) – Democratic Assembly Speaker Fabian Nu ez plans to introduce Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s health-care reform plan next week to test whether it can win the two-thirds vote necessary for passage. “Our goal here is to push health care forward,” Steve Maviglio, a spokesman for Nu ez, said Friday. “But we need to see what level of support there is for the governor’s plan, and the only way to do that is to bring it to a vote.” Two days ago, Schwarzenegger came out against a Democratic health reform bill, saying it placed too great a financial burden on employers. Asked about Nu ez’s move on Friday, Schwarzenegger did not give a direct reply. “I’m looking forward to getting into negotiations with Republicans and Democrats,” he said after a budget-signing ceremony in the Capitol rotunda. He added, “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

One dies in car accident

first_img 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NORWALK – Sheriff’s deputies this morning are investigating a fatal traffic collision in the south end of the city, officials said. Deputies responded to the call around 8 a.m., said Sgt. Pat Valdez. The accident involved one vehicle and a pedestrian at 1161 Chesterton St. in Norwalk.last_img

Bishop says he was falsely accused of abuse decades ago

first_imgOrange County’s Roman Catholic bishop testified that he was falsely accused of sexually molesting a male parishioner when he was a priest in Bakersfield decades ago, according to a deposition transcript made public Thursday. Bishop Tod Brown testified earlier this week in a court-ordered deposition as part of an unrelated sexual-abuse lawsuit filed by a woman against a former coach and driving instructor at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana. A judge unsealed the transcript at a hearing Thursday after church attorneys sought to have portions of the testimony redacted over privacy concerns. Brown testified that he learned of the allegations against him in July 1997, when he was bishop of the Diocese of Boise, Idaho. He said the bishop of the Diocese of Fresno, which included Bakersfield, called to say that a man was accusing Brown of molesting him during confession and in catechism classes when the accuser was a boy in the late 1960s. The Diocese of Fresno released a statement Thursday saying that an internal investigation uncovered “absolutely no factual or credible basis whatsoever” for the complaint. The Fresno diocese forwarded its completed investigation to Kern County prosecutors, who declined to press charges, said Ryan Lilyengren, a spokesman for the Diocese of Orange. A telephone message seeking comment from the District Attorney’s Office was not immediately returned. Brown was praised in 2004 when he settled about 90 sexual-abuse lawsuits against the Diocese of Orange for $100 million, the largest settlement at the time. Brown then released a “Convenant of the Faithful,” in which he pledged transparency and accountability in matters of clergy sexual abuse. The diocese later released thousands of pages from the personnel files of 15 accused priests, although no files have been released on eight others. In the deposition, Brown said he was shocked and extremely distressed to learn of the accusation against him. He said he “vaguely” remembered the parishioner from his time in Bakersfield. He said he didn’t make the allegation public because he knew it was not true and he was not placed on administrative leave during the internal investigation. Brown said he later consulted a clinical psychologist to try to understand what would have motivated the accuser to make a false complaint against him. “He explained to me what oftentimes does happen. And so at least it gave me some understanding of what may have happened,” Brown said. The bishop was asked why, if he was innocent, he didn’t reveal the allegation on his own. “Because it was very embarrassing and very painful. And to be very honest, I think that kind of an allegation is difficult to deal with regardless of how innocent a person may be,” Brown said. Brown’s deposition was taken earlier this week.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Funeral plans for Lidle pending

first_imgMeanwhile, aviation experts gave several possible reasons Friday for why the plane crashed. Inexperience, the tight airspace over the city, mechanical failure, hazy weather or a gust of wind through New York’s concrete canyons could explain why Lidle’s plane failed to execute a U-turn, they said. According to radar data, the single-engine plane appeared to be making a difficult but commonly performed left turn over a 710-yard-wide section of the river between Manhattan and Queens when it crashed Wednesday. The Federal Aviation Administration said it would review safety concerns about the corridor, and on Friday banned small, fixed-wing planes from flying over the river unless the pilot is in contact with air traffic control. Much remains unknown about the crash, and investigators said they have not determined who was at the controls. So far, the National Transportation Safety Board has said it doesn’t know whether the plane had a mechanical problem. The propeller was still turning when the plane hit the building. That suggests the engine was still running. There was no indication that the pilot had issued a distress call. Some aviation experts said that it could come down to a lack of experience by the pilots. Lidle was new to both flying and to his plane, a Cirrus SR20. His instructor, Stanger, was a veteran pilot and teacher, but the 26-year-old had limited experience flying near Manhattan. That might have made for a less-than-perfect mix in the narrow aviation corridor just east of the city’s skyscrapers, on a less-than-perfect day of low clouds and limited visibility. Paul Czysz, professor emeritus of aeronautical engineering at Saint Louis University, said the accident was probably the result of inexperience. “He probably never should have been there in the first place,” Czysz said, referring to either Lidle or his instructor. “That corridor is very heavily traveled.” The Cirrus, made of a light composite weighing only 3,000 pounds, could have easily been blown off its track during the turn by a gust of wind, Czysz said. “The problem is that it’s so light,” he said. “The wind between those buildings can go 80 to 90 mph, and it could grab hold of that airplane and take control from the pilot.” Bill Waldock, aviation safety professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Arizona, said it is a plausible theory that the airplane was blown around by the wind. “You get some real strange winds going through those canyons of buildings,” Waldock said. “It’s a weird area to try to maneuver airplanes in anyway.” But John Fiscus, a flight instructor who specializes in teaching pilots who to operate Cirrus aircraft, said he did not believe the turn was anything the plane or a good pilot couldn’t handle routinely. “I wouldn’t call it a hard maneuver to pull off. It’s just turning around,” he said. “I’ve done that before, and it is not what I would term tight.” Fiscus noted that Lidle’s plane appeared to be following common practice, operating at a normal height and at a safely medium speed when it entered the turn. Many pilots, he noted, perform the maneuver daily without mishap. “This is the first time this has ever occurred where an aircraft has accidentally hit a building,” he said. Brian Alexander, a pilot and New York lawyer who has been involved in several cases involving Cirrus crashes, said investigators should examine closely whether mechanical problems might have caused the pilot to lose control, or made the craft unstable. Meanwhile, investigators picked through the last of the wreckage from the crash bits of wire and larger parts of the plane laid out Friday on a Manhattan street. The neighborhood also was gradually returning to normal. Police said they hoped to reopen the closed-off area by the end of the day Friday. At the end of a street, near a small park that overlooks the East River, investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board bent over the evidence, apparently trying to match up pieces to reconstruct the aircraft.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsSince the family is still waiting for Lidle’s body to arrive in California, funeral arrangements have not yet been made, his brother said. Brandie Peters, Cory Lidle’s sister-in-law, said the family is asking that fans refrain from sending flowers. “We would love flowers, but we want everyone to hold on, please,” Peters said. “We are setting up, as we speak, a bank fund for Tyler Stanger … for his kids and his wife. We want to get permission from the family first. We will hopefully have the information soon. Please be patient with us, there’s so much we have to get done.” In short conversations, both Kevin Lidle and Peters’ voices wavered with emotion. “I’ve known him most of my life,” Peters said. “So he’s more than just a brother-in-law to me. He’s my brother.” The family of baseball player Cory Lidle on Friday continued trying to cope with his death, saying funeral plans are expected soon. Lidle, 34, who lived in Glendora and pitched for the New York Yankees, and his flight instructor, Tyler Stanger of Walnut, were killed when their plane crashed into a New York City high-rise Wednesday. Funeral arrangements will be made in the coming days, said Lidle’s brother, Kevin. “I guess we’re holding up as well as can be expected. Some times are tougher than others,” he said. last_img read more

Top FIFA 20 career mode wonderkid strikers, including Man United and Chelsea stars

first_img16. Christian Kouame (Genoa)Overall rating: 75Potential rating: 8315. Victor Osimhen (Lille)Overall rating: 75Potential rating: 8514. Rafael Leao (AC Milan)Overall rating: 75Potential rating: 8613. Erling Braut Haaland (RB Salzburg)Overall rating: 75Potential rating: 87 1. Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain)Overall rating: 89Potential rating: 95 rookie error Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff 7. Donyell Malen (PSV)Overall rating: 77Potential rating: 866. Patrick Cutrone (Wolves)Overall rating: 77Potential rating: 875. Joao Felix (Atletico Madrid)Overall rating: 80Potential rating: 934. Lautaro Martinez (Inter Milan)Overall rating: 81Potential rating: 893. Marcus Rashford (Manchester United)Overall rating: 83Potential rating: 882. Luka Jovic (Real Madrid)Overall rating: 83Potential rating: 89 Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son Liverpool transfer news live: Star man wanted by Real Madrid, Mbappe latest and more What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas getty images Marcus Rashford makes it on to FIFA 20’s list statement 4 4 Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship targets latest Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Stoke vs Nottingham Forest (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Sheffield United vs Liverpool (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORTQPR vs West Bromwich Albion (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Chelsea vs Brighton (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Everton vs Manchester City (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORT Getty – Contributor Moise Kean is yet to hit the ground running at Everton Pep Guardiola gives Man City injury update and talks Christmas schedule AFP or licensors center_img update stalemate 4 12. Jonathan David (Gent)Overall rating: 75Potential rating: 8811. Kasper Dolberg (Nice)Overall rating: 76Potential rating: 8410. Tammy Abraham (Chelsea)Overall rating: 76Potential rating: 859. Fyodor Chalov (CSKA Moscow)Overall rating: 76Potential rating: 858. Moise Kean (Everton)Overall rating: 76Potential rating: 89 BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Luka Jovic’s form for Frankfurt earned him a big-money summer move to Real Madrid Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti LIVE on talkSPORT 20. Matheus Cunha (RB Leipzig)Overall rating: 74Potential rating: 8519. Dodi Lukebakio (Hertha Berlin)Overall rating: 75Potential rating: 8218. Cucho Hernandez (Mallorca, on loan from Watford)Overall rating: 75Potential rating: 8217. Landry Dimata (Anderlecht)Overall rating: 75Potential rating: 83 on target FIFA 20 has been released with thousands of football fans eager to get their hands on the game.It’s given everyone a chance to delve into the hugely popular features of Career Mode and Ultimate Team. 4 Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta PEP TALK There is also a new gameplay mode called Volta Football, which is a throwback to the old FIFA Street game.While Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are the game’s highest rated players, how do the young forwards compare?Below, talkSPORT.com lists FIFA 20’s top 20 wonderkid strikers who you can buy on Career Mode. Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week Erling Braut Haaland scored a hat-trick on his Champions League debut earlier this month LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS appointed last_img read more

Rangers were always confident of Championship title win, says defender

first_img“I think we were always confident in the team, and in the players in the team, that we were going to win the league,” he said.“We said we didn’t need to speak in the media and boast about anything, or being at the top.“It was just pretty simple, it was ‘We win. We take every game as it comes, try and get the three points’ and we look at it like that.“We didn’t say ‘we’re 10 points ahead of them now, we can start celebrating’ because we hadn’t got the job done. Now we have, it’s not about that at all. Rangers defender Dominic Ball has said that he and his teammates were always confident they could deliver the Championship and earn automatic promotion this season.The Ibrox side won the title on Tuesday night with a 1-0 win over Dumbarton that put them 20 points ahead of a Hibernian team who had looked to push them closely in the title race.The season had been marked by verbal sparring between Hibernian coach Alan Stubbs and Rangers manager Mark Warburton, while Hibs players had also talked up their title chances.Ball said that though his side had always believed they would come out on top, they did their talking on the pitch. “We’ve done what we came to do and we move on.”The defender, on loan from Tottenham Hotspur, said that after securing the league, he was now turning his attention to more silverware. Rangers face Peterhead in the Petrofac Cup final on Sunday and one week later go up against Celtic in the Scottish Cup.“It would be brilliant,” he said. “That’s what I want to get is three trophies. Not bad for your second loan at the age of 20.“I think that’ll help me push on massively and obviously it’s massive for the club as well. The lads will deserve it so we’ll see.”last_img read more

Marshfield volleyball overcomes slow start to beat Wausau East

first_imgTigers score 17-straight points in final game of sweep in WVC openerBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — After a ragged start, the Marshfield volleyball team came together to pull out a sweep in its Wisconsin Valley Conference opener Thursday night. The Tigers won 25-21, 25-18, 25-3 to beat Wausau East at Marshfield High School.Wausau East ran off six-straight points to take a 13-7 lead in Game 1 before the Tigers rallied.Two aces by Corianne Johnson and three more from Jordyn Wilcott helped Marshfield build a 19-16 lead. An ace from Alexis Schnitzler and a kill by Karly Nikolai finished off the game and set tone for the rest of the match.“We played some tough competition last weekend,” Marshfield coach Dawn Sadowska said. “It was hard to have losses (3-7 at the Sun Prairie Invitational), but I think it really made us a better team. They’re used to playing faster, and I thought our block coverage was really good.”Marshfield jumped out to a 12-6 lead in the second game and pushed it to 21-12 after three aces from sophomore Kati Sadowska. A pair of East errors led to the final two points as the Tigers won 25-18.In Game 3 it was all Tigers.Marshfield scored 17 points in a row on the serve of Wilcott. She had five aces during the run and finished with eight in the match.Nikolai put down 19 kills overall, including five in the final game for the Tigers.“Our energy is really what was lacking last weekend,” Dawn Sadowska said. “We talked about that all week, about how they were going to have to play with energy on the court and from the bench. I think they did a really good job all around on the things we worked on this week.”Hannah Meverden had six block kills, and Johnson finished with 30 assists. Kaydee Johnson had 13 digs, and Wilcott added 12 for the Tigers.Marshfield hosts its annual invitational on Saturday and returns to Wisconsin Valley Conference action Sept. 7 at Stevens Point.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)last_img read more

Ning!

first_img24 Hour Laundry, the secretive start-up of Marc Andresson, has just released their new product – Ning. It’s a free online service for “building and using social applications”. Basically it’s a Web 2.0 development tool aimed at non-developers. Developers too will benefit from it, because it sounds like a Ruby on Rails for mash-ups – i.e. an easy-to-use development framework. So what does Ning do? Users can take parts from various web apps and build something unique and personalized. The Ning FAQ explains: “Our goal with Ning is to see what happens when you open things up and make it easy to create, share, and discover new social apps.”Fred over at TechCrunch has profiled it and he wrote:“It means anyone can now get their ideas out there and build a project (some people would call it a mash-up) in a few clicks, with no developer experience. And if you are a developer, you can pop under the hood and change it to your liking, no questions asked.”It sounds absolutely amazing, so I can’t wait to have a play. The Ning team is excited on their blog. This is just the start of the big announcements this week, btw… Tags:#Product Reviews#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… richard macmanuscenter_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Cloud Robotics: Robots to be Powered by Centralized Super Cloud-based Brains of Shared Intelligence

first_imgWhat happens when you combine robotics with cloud computing? You get smart robots powered by a super “brain” that resides in the cloud.  Robots can be built to be lightweight and low cost, but their cloud controller enables them to be backed with powerful computational capabilities and a library derived from the accumulated experience of many other robots.A report from Frost & Sullivan found that “cloud robotics can be viewed as a convergence of information, learned processes, and intelligent motion or activities with the help of the cloud. It allows to move the locus of ‘intelligence’ from onboard to a remote service…  The key application sectors for cloud robotics include healthcare, transportation, consumer and manufacturing applications.”Ken Goldberg, professor at UC Berkeley, said that when robots are backed by the cloud that  “robot learning is going to be greatly accelerated. Putting it a little simply, one robot can spend 10,000 hours learning something, or 10,000 robots can spend one hour learning the same thing.”last_img read more