CSEBA brings the strongest representatives of the Chinese tourism sector to the region

first_imgSoutheast European Business Association (CSEBA), in cooperation with the event organization company Meritum komunikacije, Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce (SRCIC), the City of Dubrovnik, the Croatian Ministry of Tourism, the Croatian National Tourist Board and the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism of Montenegro since 24. until April 26, organizes the Silk Road Tourism Conference in Dubrovnik, at the Sheraton Dubrovnik Riviera Hotel.This makes the Silk Road Tourism Conference the largest and most important business event that connects major Chinese businessmen with the regional one, in order to strengthen tourism cooperation and related activities. The importance and seriousness of this gathering is confirmed by the fact that the conference, along with representatives of the economy from Croatia and the region, is attended by the largest Chinese tour operators, the Chinese International Chamber of Commerce, which networks about a hundred chambers of commerce. The Silk Road, interested Chinese investors and other stakeholders who follow the tourism industry.It is a clear indicator of the interest of the Chinese business community to perform in the region, because the conference is attended by, among others, Wang Shuai, founder and president of iYAT, the largest Chinese nautical company that promotes with its 10.000 yachts high class travel packages for Chinese boaters around the world. Precisely, Shuai is coming to Croatia this year to expand cooperation with local businessmen, because last year he saw what nautical potentials our coast offers. There is great interest from regional countries for this gathering, but Croatia has strategically jumped because of its geographical position and the strength it has in the tourism segment.Photo: Mario Rendulić, CSEBA”In addition to respected Chinese and regional businessmen, our guests are also visited by the highest representatives of the Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce (SRCIC), an organization that connects about a hundred chambers of commerce on the Silk Road, and of which CSEBA has recently become a full member. It is a business club whose targeted activities strengthen the exchange between Western countries and China and accelerate business processes in order to strengthen investment and expand business and, among other things, encourage the arrival of Chinese tourists to the Adriatic. “says Mario Rendulić, President of the Presidency of CSEBA, who with an investment of 30 million kuna in Krapinske Toplice showed what opportunities are open to us through strengthening cooperation with Chinese businessmen.CSEBA points out that they decided to organize such a high-profile business meeting with the success of the 1st Silk Road Tourism Workshop held in early February in Krapinske Toplice, as well as the strong investment pulse that is yet to be expected, especially after the recent decision to build the Peljesac Bridge. be a Chinese company China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC).In the three days of the conference, special emphasis will be placed on the topics of nautical, health and cultural tourism. The plans of SRCIC in Croatia and the region will be presented, as well as the work of the Silk Road Fund, which will invest in the future in several countries in our region. “Croatian tourist capacities are still quite unknown to the Chinese market, and the Croatian tourist sector needs to be well prepared for the reception of Chinese guests who, in addition to cultural specifics, also differ in the use of Chinese communication platforms that have yet to be introduced. In addition, the promotion in the People’s Republic of China requires great organizational and cost efforts, so one of the goals of this gathering was to bring as many relevant Chinese partners as possible to Croatia and the region. ” they conclude from CSEBA and add that a pre-agreement on the shooting of the first Chinese film in Croatia will be signed during the conference.The Silk Road Tourism Conference program is located at www.silkroad.com.hr read more

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NASCAR at Kentucky results, highlights as Cole Custer steals Quaker State 400 win

first_img3:08 p.m. ET: Caution. Lap 26 and the competition caution arrives after a smooth green flag run. Aric Almirola is leading with Kyle Busch in second. During pit stops, Ty Dillon gets a penalty for a commitment line violation and must restart in the rear of the field.2:54 p.m. ET: Green flag. The Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway is underway.GREEN FLAG! 🐎The #QuakerState400 is underway from @KySpeedway on FS1 and the FOX Sports app. pic.twitter.com/jTcmuaukM1— NASCAR (@NASCAR) July 12, 202011:55 a.m. ET: NASCAR announces Martin Truex Jr. and Matt Kenseth will have to start Sunday’s race from the rear of the field after both teams failed prerace inspection twice. Cole Custer, a Cup Series rookie who entered the weekend 25th in points, powered his way around veteran drivers Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr. and Ryan Blaney on the last lap with a four-wide pass on the outside. The only lap he led all day made the 22-year-old the first rookie ever to win a Cup race at Kentucky.What a finish! Retweet to congratulate rookie @ColeCuster on his first NASCAR Cup Series victory. pic.twitter.com/7XJxR9pvlI— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) July 12, 2020″That was the best car I’ve ever driven in my life.”I talk with rookie @ColeCuster after an incredible finish and his first career NASCAR Cup Series victory. pic.twitter.com/5ABYPIyo5t— Jamie Little (@JamieLittleTV) July 12, 2020Even though he had never won at Kentucky in the Cup Series, Harvick, the series points leader, entered Sunday’s race as the favorite. He was having a rough day early on, complaining about a lack of grip, before he rallied and nearly captured his fifth win of the season. MORE: Watch all NASCAR races live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)Sporting News tracked live race updates and lap-by-lap highlights from Sunday’s NASCAR race at Kentucky. Here’s how it went down.NASCAR results at KentuckyIncluding Custer, three Fords finished in in the top four spots. Truex in second was the lone Toyota to finish in the top six.Kurt Busch had the highest-finishing Chevy with his fifth-place run.Below are the complete results from Sunday’s race at Kentucky.Pos.Driver1.Cole Custer2.Martin Truex Jr.3.Matt DiBenedetto4.Kevin Harvick5.Kurt Busch6.Ryan Blaney7.Christopher Bell8.Aric Almirola9.Brad Keselowski10.Tyler Reddick11.William Byron12.Denny Hamlin13.Austin Dillon14.Clint Bowyer15.Joey Logano16.Ty Dillon17.Ryan Newman18.Jimmie Johnson19.Alex Bowman20.Chris Buescher21.Kyle Busch22.Erik Jones23.Chase Elliott24.Michael McDowell25.Matt Kenseth26.Daniel Suarez27.Bubba Wallace28.Corey LaJoie29.Ricky Stenhouse Jr.30.JJ Yeley31.Brennan Poole32.Josh Bilicki33.Garrett Smithley34.Joey Gase35.Quin Houff36.John Hunter Nemechek37.Timmy Hill38.Ryan PreeceNASCAR at Kentucky highlights from Quaker State 4005:55 p.m. ET: What a finish. Rookie Cole Custer comes out of nowhere to beat Martin Truex Jr., Kevin Harvick and Matt DiBenedetto to the line and earn his first career NASCAR Cup Series win.That. Was. Epic. pic.twitter.com/TBLa9z8X2t— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) July 12, 20205:54 p.m. ET: Green flag with two laps to go.5:47 p.m. ET: Caution with seven laps to go after Matt Kenseth spins out. Kevin Harvick is ruled the leader over Martin Truex Jr. We’ll get a green-white-checkered to end the race.5:45 p.m. ET: Restart with 13 laps to go. Kevin Harvick makes an aggressive move on the inside and takes the lead.5:35 p.m. ET: Restart … and an immediate caution. Brad Keselowski gets into the back left bumper of Jimmie Johnson and spins the No. 48 into the infield.MORE: Johnson wants revenge on Keselowski after wreckBrad Keselowski spins Jimmie Johnson on the restart! pic.twitter.com/dCvnLWZhmV— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) July 12, 2020Here’s another look at Jimmie Johnson’s late spin after contact with Brad Keselowski: pic.twitter.com/RY3l2ChWWF— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) July 12, 20205:29 p.m. ET: Caution. John Hunter Nemechek hits the outside wall with 23 laps to go. Martin Truex Jr. leads Ryan Blaney with Jimmie Johnson in third.5:26 p.m. ET: Restart with 30 laps to go. Martin Truex Jr. gets the edge over Ryan Blaney from the outside lane and keeps the lead.5:14 p.m. ET: Caution for debris on the track, and Austin Dillon spins out shortly thereafter while trying to bail on a pit stop. It’s just the second non-competition caution of the race, and it comes with 38 laps to go. William Byron is the leader after staying out late in a cycle of green flag pit stops, but he pits, and Martin Truex Jr. regains the lead.Austin Dillon spins trying to abort his pit stop a late caution comes out for debris. pic.twitter.com/ZFpsNvk12C— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) July 12, 20204:50 p.m. ET: Martin Truex Jr. takes the lead from Brad Keselowski with 84 laps to go.4:42 p.m. ET: Restart on Lap 168. The third and final stage is underway.4:32 p.m. ET: Brad Keselowski wins Stage 2 after gaining the lead during a green-flag pit cycle. It’s his fourth stage win of the season.Brad Keselowski wins Stage 2.Others getting stage points:2. Blaney3. Custer4. Logano5. Truex6. Bowman7. ADillon8. Johnson9. DiBenedetto10. Jones— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) July 12, 20204:31 p.m. ET: Green flag with one lap to go in Stage 2.4:25 p.m. ET: Caution. The first incident of the day arrives with six laps to go in Stage 2. Matt Kenseth spins out to bring out the yellow flag due to a leak in his tire, but he manages to keep the car out of the wall.”Raise your hands if you have an issue.””🙌”- Matt Kenseth’s car pic.twitter.com/s2ZSo6PO2y— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) July 12, 20204:15 p.m. ET: We’ve reached the halfway point, so the race is now official in case weather threatens the finish. Aric Almirola is still leading, but he loses the top spot to Ryan Blaney a few laps later.3:50 p.m. ET: Green flag on Lap 88. Aric Almirola again uses the outside lane to maintain the lead.Back in action for Stage ✌️ at @KySpeedway!Tune in on FS1 and the FOX Sports app. #QS400 pic.twitter.com/meHfBBgYzT— NASCAR (@NASCAR) July 12, 20203:45 p.m. ET: Another penalty for Ty Dillon. This time he is caught speeding on pit road.3:41 p.m. ET: Aric Almirola easily cruises to a Stage 1 win, leading 71 of the 80 laps in the race’s opening stage.Aric Almirola leads 71 laps in Stage 1 and wins it. Already his new career high for laps led in a single race.Others getting stage points:2. Elliott3. Logano4. DiBenedetto5. Blaney6. Harvick7. Bowman8. KuBusch9. Bowyer10. Truex (who started at the back)— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) July 12, 20203:15 p.m. ET: Restart on Lap 31. Aric Almirola resumes the lead. Sunday’s NASCAR race at Kentucky Speedway was just the second daytime event in the Cup Series’ decadelong history of racing at the 1.5-mile oval located between Cincinnati and Louisville. A modified 2020 schedule meant the Kentucky race needed to be pushed back from its traditional Saturday night slot and into Sunday afternoon.And what frankly was a bit of a snoozer ended with a fantastic finish and a historic result.last_img read more

The South Sound YMCA Announces New Board Chair

first_imgFacebook15Tweet0Pin0Submitted by South Sound YMCAThe South Sound YMCA is pleased to announce the election of Jon Jones, President and CEO of Washington Business Bank, as chairman of the nonprofit’s board of trustees. Jones will provide leadership to the 25-member board, which sets strategic direction and policy to guide the Y’s work of strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.Jones succeeds Steve Hatton, President and Principal Engineer of Hatton Godat and Pantier. Commenting on Steve’s retirement as chair of the board, Jones said “Steve made a significant contribution to the South Sound Y during his tenure as the board chair. Steve has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to the Y that has made a very positive impact. I look forward to his continued service as a board member.”“The South Sound YMCA is thrilled to leverage Jon’s business acumen, community leadership, and strategic networking to enhance the health and well-being of children and families throughout the region,” said Kyle Cronk, President and CEO. “There is a direct relationship between organization achievement and board strength. We are fortunate to have Jon elected as chairman.  It’s an exciting time for the South Sound YMCA.” Jones has been an active board member for the past several years. In addition to serving on the South Sound YMCA board of trustees and finance committees, Jones also served on the CEO search committee last fall when the outgoing President and CEO retired.“I am honored to be elected chairman of such a great community organization,” Jones said. “I am committed to trying to match our new CEO’s enthusiasm in helping the South Sound YMCA get to the next level in community awareness of our mission to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive.”Jones is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa and the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington and is a resident of Olympia, where he has lived with his family for more than 25 years. Jon participated in Y sports while growing up and proudly passed along the tradition to his children.In addition to Jon’s election, three additional board members were elected to three year terms. They include: Vice-chair, Laurie Berryman, Wendy Holden, and Jerry Shaw.last_img read more

Motorcyclist died from heart attack during off-road trail in Donegal

first_imgA 56-year-old motorcyclist died when he collapsed during an off-road scramble in fields around Donegal.Victor McAlonan had been out with three friends and an instructor riding motorbikes on February 11th, 2017 at Downniesbar, near the village of Glen neat Lough Salt. The men had been in good spirits and had already been riding their VJP Pro bikes for a period of time.Under instruction of Paul McGuigan of Dirtbike Tours in Tyrone, the men decided to come down a descent.Victor McAlonan was at the rear of the group.Mr McGuigan told an inquest into the death of Mr McAlonan at Letterkenny Coroner’s Court that after about 40 metres, he looked back and could only see three bikers.He said ” stopped to do a head-count and I said “we’re a man down.”Mr McGuigan went back to locate Mr McAlonan and found him with the 100 kilogramme bike lying on the lower part of his body.He was unresponsive and he could not find a pulse from the victim.He said there was no sign of a collision or an impact and it appeared that Victor had only traveled half a metre from where he last left him at the start of the descent.The emergency services were contacted and members of the emergency personnel rushed to the scene.Because of the steepness of the terrain, the ambulance could not access the victim and a paramedic managed to get a lift on the back of one of the off-road bikes ridden by Mr McGuigan.A decision was then made to summon an emergency helicopter and the casualty was put on a spinal board and winched on board the chopper and taken to Letterkenny University Hospital but was pronounced dead.Mr McAlonan’s nephew Richard said his uncle was not carrying any weight and that he was not aware that he had a heart condition.Pathologist Dr Hajnalka Gyorffy said there were no external injuries including bruising on the body of Mr McAlanon from Main Street, Cullybackey, Co Antrim.However, she added there had been significent findings of heart disease.Coroner Dr Denis McCauley said it was his finding that Mr McAlonan died from natural causes as a result of coronary deficiency.He added “If he had been walking down Portrush it could have happened. We don’t think that the accident contributed to his death. The signs are that his heart stopped as a result of heart disease.”He paid tribute to the emergency services including Mulroy Coastguard for attempting to save Victor.Motorcyclist died from heart attack during off-road trail in Donegal was last modified: November 22nd, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalgleninquestmotorbikeVictor McAlonanlast_img read more

Spain Pioneers QR Codes to Track Ancient Artifacts

first_img“(T)he name of the site, the archaeological level at which it was found and an inventory number. This information is essential because it remits to a complex network of data which contextualises each artefact individually.”Geolocation information on each object is also included. Using QR codes, which are like two-dimensional bar codes, to do this obviates a number of common errors that come with manual marking. Besides effacement of the codes themselves. They include scriptural error and misreadings. QR also saves a great deal of time, as hand-writing, nearly always on challenging surfaces, using a number of different media, is a demanding task. The code information also becomes instantly available online to associated scientists. CEPAP has managed to reduce artifact coding errors to 1% with this process. Artifact photo from CEPAP | other sources: Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Internet of Things#web The Center for the Studies of Archaeological and Prehistoric Heritage (CEPAP) at the Autonomous University of Barcelona have developed a process using QR codes to ID and track ancient artifacts, from kraters to potsherds. Previous methods of on-artifact ID shared one thing in common: it was painfully easy to rub out, rub off or scratch out the identifying number of code written directly on or in the artifact. That process also ran the risk of marring the object. The CEPAP team has tested this process for two years, affixing QR tags on everything from sword blades to bone remains. They did so at Spanish sites, including Roca dels Bous and Cova Gran de Santa Linya in Lleida, and African sites like the Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania and Mieso in Ethiopia. Marking artifacts helps to associate information that would otherwise be lost once the object were moved. According to the center, the information includes: Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting curt hopkins A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

‘Dental Surgery’ Is The Most Bizarre iPad App I’ve Ever Seen

first_imgThat’s when the game started to make sense, but it’s still a pretty odd experience. After poking around some more, I was able to can get down to fixing and cleaning teeth, filling cavities, repairing chipped teeth and so forth. Presumably, once you complete each procedure, you win the game. I don’t know, because I’m apparently an atrocious dentist who might have killed a few patients.How Did This Get So Highly Ranked?  Dental Surgery is weird for the feeling it engenders that you may have stumbled upon a Russian spam app that is opening a backdoor to all of your private information. It’s weird for the generally strange and unintuitive interface. But what’s most mind-blowingly bizarre about this thing is that a few days ago, it was the third-most-popular free iPad app on iTunes. Today, it’s still in the top five, sitting above Etsy and sharing the top 10 with Skype and a YouTube substitute. When I first opened Dental Surgery — which I discovered only thanks to its high rank in the App Store — I thought, okay, clearly Gawker or some tech blog wrote about how this app is incredibly, comically weird. That wasn’t the case. A Google search revealed virtually no media coverage of any kind. Somehow, this app had climbed the charts on its own, despite being poorly designed, hard to use and completely outlandish. Out of nearly 6,000 reviews, the majority gave the app one star, complaining about its poor quality and confusing interface. How this app rocketed to the top of the App Store charts is a mystery, and the name of its developer doesn’t yield any meaningful Google results. It makes you wonder about Apple’s quality control and, specifically, if the updates to the App Store in iOS 6, which were supposed to make it harder to game the system and easier to discover quality apps, are working.These are interesting things to ponder. But alas, Conor Martin needs some cavities filled. UDPATE: A few hours after this story went live, Dental Surgery disappeared from the App Store. As one commenter pointed out, the game appears to have been a rip-off of this Shockwave game, which is based off of a Nick at Nite program called Glenn Martin, DDS. That’s an obvious trademark violation, which is probably why the app got pulled. The questions remain: How did this app get approved in the first place? Precisely how did its developer manage to game the App Store rankings so effectively? We’ll update as we learn more.  12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout john paul titlow Things started to go downhill while I was trying to administer novocaine to a dog. I’m still not entirely sure what happened. I was trying to inject his gums with anesthesia when a message popped up, telling me I had failed. Game over. I had been doing pretty well, I think. Fixed a few cracked teeth. Filled up the novocaine syringes. The truth is, even on my fifth round of Dental Surgery, a medical simulation game for the iPad, I still wasn’t sure what I was doing. I just tapped at the screen, guessing my way through surgery to what sounded like the soundtrack of a ’90s pay-per-view porn movie. This Is Really Weird This game is completely bizarre. Upon launching it, that music is the first thing you notice: a single synthesized measure that blares and loops forever. A splash screen gives you a pretty clear idea of what the game is all about. “DENTAL SURGERY” rests above a graphical caricature of of a wide-jawed, blue-eyed man (presumably the dentist) flanked by trays of surgical implements.“Would you like to have a look at some other Excellent Games?” asks a pop-up notification. It’s unusual timing for such an inquiry — before I’ve even had a chance to play the first one.   In Dental Surgery, you operate on a randomly selected member of the Martins, a family plagued by horrendous dental problems. Even Canine, the dog has an awful maw.  The entire time, there’s a Google-served banner ad in the upper left corner, where it can awkwardly cover key elements of the interface and make it hard to see what you’re doing. Like the porn music, the banner ad never goes away. Once the game begins, it’s not obvious exactly what you’re supposed to do. Tapping the surgical tools on the right causes each one to light up and a related icon to appear nearby, I guess to clarify — using iconography that isn’t any clearer than the low-res graphics themselves — what each tool does. That’s it. You can’t pick up the utensils or use them. When I moved my finger over the patient’s teeth — surely, that’s how you make things happen in this game about dentistry! — nothing happened. A disproportionately small dental mirror, which appears to have no purpose, floats around on the screen as I moved my finger around the patient’s mouth.After I’d tapped just about everything else on the screen and wondered how this app ever got approved I realized that my first move is to prepare the anesthesia by filling gas tanks or novocaine syringes, a sort of mini-game in and of itself. Tags:#apps#games#iOS#iPad#Mobile Games#tablets 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Related Posts last_img read more

Inquirer 7 top UAAP 80 women’s volleyball players: Week 2

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding It’s been just two weeks but it doesn’t mean drama hasn’t already shaped on the surface of the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.National University and defending champion De La Salle are unblemished after five match days, Ateneo managed to escape a winless week, and University of Santo Tomas has stumbled into a rough path due to injuries to Rica Rivera and Milena Alessandrini. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutEnough introductions, here are the seven best players of Week 2.READ: Week 1 Read Next Every week, INQUIRER Sports will be ranking the seven best performers in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament. The author will base the rankings on the players’ team standings, statistics, and the intangibles that don’t appear on the stat sheets.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending 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 From offense, let’s switch things to defense. Dawn Macandili is undoubtedly the best libero in the UAAP right now.Her mere presence alone changes offensive schemes opposing teams have planned for against La Salle, and Macandili’s uncanny intimidation was on display when the Lady Spikers took on the Lady Maroons.UP almost made a conscious effort to target everybody except Macandili during its serves.It was Desiree Cheng who registered the most excellent receptions for La Salle with seven and Macandili’s name didn’t even pop up in the reception box. What the Lady Maroons didn’t escape though was Macandili’s constant movement as La Salle’s defensive dynamo tallied 17 excellent digs.Macandili’s motor was in overdrive against UP that she even ducked underneath the net, crossing over to UP’s side of the floor just to keep the ball in play.Jasmine Nabor. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net6. Jasmine Nabor (National University, setter)Last week: N/AWeeks on list: 1 And Ravena has slowly proven that she can become Ateneo’s backbone on the defensive end.Ateneo won its first game this season, 1-2 so far in the tournament, and it was thanks to no small part to Ravena’s play.Ravena registered 13 excellent digs and 10 receptions in the Lady Eagles’ victory over UST. NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Jasmine Nabor is the Robin to Santiago’s Batman.Santiago, for all her prowess, still needs someone to toss her the ball and that’s what Nabor has done with the greatest of ease so far in this tournament.It’s almost an automatic point for NU whenever the two stars connect and Nabor, for this week, averaged 34.5 excellent sets helping the Lady Bulldogs go undefeated in their two games in Week 2.Nabor is also no pushover when it comes to crossing the ball to the other side of the floor as the playmaker averages seven points a game.Dani Ravena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net Cherry Rondina. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net4. Cherry Rondina (University of Santo Tomas, outside hitter)Last week: No. 7Weeks on list: 2Cherry Rondina just became the “What if?” player of this week.UST split its two games this week and is now at 1-2 overall, but what if the Golden Tigresses won both games? The answer, Rondina could’ve been the No.1 player.Rondina is utterly unstoppable this season and she has scored the most points this season, 70, and the most points in a single game, 28 in UST’s season-opener in Week 1.The Cherry Bomb does not have the same efficiency as Santiago, Rondina is at 42 percent in her spiking conversion, but UST’s skipper knows how to put points on the board.5. Dawn Macandili (De La Salle University, libero)Last week: No.6Weeks on list: 2 7. Dani Ravena (Ateneo de Manila University, libero)Last week: N/AWeeks on list: 1Before the start of the season, Ateneo was yet to see who among its four liberos will be the starter or main defensive anchor.First it was Jenelle Lo, who got the nod in the season opener, but for the past two games the role was passed to Dani Ravena. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Jaja Santiago. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net1. Jaja Santiago (National University, middle blocker)Last week: No. 3Weeks on list: 2 It’s hard to argue with perfection, and NU has been nothing but perfect heading into the season.In the middle, literally, of the Lady Bulldogs’ 3-0 start is their towering captain Jaja Santiago.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH AFP official booed out of forum Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Cobb, in one game, etched her own chapter in La Salle history when she scored three straight service aces to bury the Lady Maroons in as many sets, 25-21, 25-22, 26-24. La Salle improved to 2-0, and in the lone game the Lady Spikers played this week Cobb had 10 points, seven service aces, and 32 excellent sets.Jema Galanza. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net3. Jema Galanza (Adamson University, outside hitter)Last week: N/AWeeks on list: 1 Jema Galanza was subpar in Adamson University’s season-opener in a25-15, 25-23, 16-25, 25-13 loss to NU.The charming Galanza, who played her first game after her right ankle injury in the offseason, scored just six points that barely inspired her teammates to battle back against the Lady Bulldogs.Adamson’s skipper dutifully made up for it in an upset win over Far Eastern University, 25-23, 19-25, 25-22, 21-25, 15-12, that saw her erupt for 26 points.To put things in perspective, Galanza’s 26 points is the second-highest scoring output, tied with Santiago against Ateneo, so far this season. Adamson, now at 1-1, is now on pace to exceed its record from last year as the Lady Falcons didn’t get their first victory in Season 79 up until the final game of the eliminations.  Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises LATEST STORIES MOST READ And in the two NU wins this week, Santiago has been nothing short of spectacular averaging 24.5 points a game and becoming the second leading scorer in the league in terms of total output.Not only is Santiago scoring at a high rate, she’s doing it at an efficient way converting 53 percent of her spikes.And if Santiago was a mere “what if?” in last week’s rankings after producing just 16 points, she proved that it’s just a flick of the switch to turn her passivity to offensive volatility.Michelle Cobb. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net2. Michelle Cobb (De La Salle University, setter)Last week: N/AWeeks on list: 1A player with a narrative attached to her name is always a terrific story angle, and Michelle Cobb is just that.The 18-year-old Cobb became the unsuspecting heir to one of La Salle’s greatest players ever.From the moment Cobb was named the starting setter for the defending champions, she immediately drew comparisons to Kim Fajardo. And in the Lady Spikers’ shutout win over University of the Philippines, Cobb wanted everyone to know she will make her own legacy through her own style and through, as fate would have it, heroism. Go for Gold halts two-game skid, turns back Perpetual Help Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH View commentslast_img read more

NBA players go on trial in 2015 Phoenix assault

first_imgRobredo: 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 Prosecutor Dan Fisher said it was a coordinated mission and “orchestrated attack” after the victim sent text messages to the Morris twins’ mother that angered them.Defense lawyers insisted the twins did not participate in the attack and questioned the reliability and financial motives of the man who was beaten. The lawyer for Marcus Morris, Timothy Eckstein, said witness statements that form the basis of the case are “entirely inconsistent and incompatible with the truth.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe twin brothers face the possibility of prison time and discipline from the NBA, including a minimum 10-game suspension, if they are found guilty.The two-week trial also threatens to disrupt the start of their 2017 NBA season with training camp set to begin for both players on Sept. 26. Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Two of the other co-defendants pleaded guilty Wednesday to the same charges. That leaves the Morris brothers and one other defendant standing trial this week. The third defendant is Gerald Bowman, a former University of Southern California football player.Police say Hood was leaving a high school basketball game when he was approached by a friend of the Morris brothers. Hood told Phoenix police the man was speaking to him when he was punched in the back of the head.Hood ran to his car but fell down, before the men punched and kicked him repeatedly, authorities say. All five left in a Rolls Royce Phantom as bystanders began to appear.Hood provided an account of the attack as the first prosecution witness Monday, calling it “the most terrifying moment in my life.”He said Marcus Morris kicked him “relentlessly” and Bowman “just jumped straight up and landed on me with two feet.” Hood previously told police he was attacked by Markieff Morris, but recalled on the stand Monday that he later clarified his statement and said he could not be sure whether Markieff participated in the beating.Hood told police he suffered a fractured nose, abrasions and a large bump on his head.At the time of the attack, the 6-foot-9 Morris twins were teammates on the Phoenix Suns.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FILE – In this Oct. 17, 2013, file photo, official Ron Garretson talks with Phoenix Suns forwards Marcus Morris center and his twin brother, Markieff, before the Suns’ NBA preseason basketball game against the Sacramento Kings in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)PHOENIX — NBA players Marcus and Markieff Morris went on trial Monday on felony assault charges stemming from a 2015 beating that prosecutors labeled as an “orchestrated attack” and defense lawyers dismissed as a ploy to get money out of the athletes.Opening statements began with prosecutors saying the two NBA stars and three other men each had a role in a beating that left a former acquaintance with a broken nose and other injuries.ADVERTISEMENT Tyson Fury urges UK Anti-Doping for resolution Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ The Boston Celtics acquired Marcus Morris from Detroit in the offseason as part of an overhaul of their roster, while Markieff was a solid contributor for the Washington Wizards last year.The Morris brothers are accused of helping three other people beat 36-year-old Erik Hood, who has known the twins since they were promising teenage AAU players.In youth basketball parlance, Hood was known as a “runner” — someone who connects promising young athletes with representatives and agents in hopes of getting a cut of a lucrative NBA contract, Eckstein said.He said Hood viewed the Morris twins as his “lottery ticket” after they went onto a successful career at the University of Kansas. They had a falling out while the Morris brothers were at Kansas, and they were later drafted into the NBA.Defense lawyers don’t dispute that the beating took place, but they say the Morris brothers weren’t involved and believe Hood was trying to pin blame on them for financial gain.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims View comments Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

10 months agoTottenham boss Pochettino hails ‘special man’ Kane

first_imgTottenham boss Pochettino hails ‘special man’ Kaneby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has paid tribute to Harry Kane over his MBE.Pochettino has hailed Kane as ‘a special man’ after the England captain was rewarded for his World Cup heroics with an MBE in the New Year honours list. “Harry Kane is one of the best strikers in the world,” said Pochettino. “His personality, his character. He is special. He is a special man, not only a special player. All that he can get in his career he fully deserves.”Kane said: “It’s quite surreal, really. It’s been a great year for club and country.”I’m very passionate about our country, very patriotic and going back to England, it shows how good the summer was for the whole nation, not just from my point of view, but what it did bringing everyone together.”I’m extremely proud to be a part of that and obviously thankful to all my team-mates, all my coaches at Tottenham, England, Mauricio, Gareth, all the staff, the guys as well — without them I wouldn’t be scoring the goals and getting these accolades.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more