The return of Dusko Ivanovic al Buesa returns the Baskonia character to defeat Barcelona

first_imgPhotograph: EFE Nonetheless, the Montenegrin recovered a ball with 76-74 and gave his group one final play that ended with triple failed by Oriola. He may win Barça, however his comeback was not accomplished and now they might lose the management prepare, though the picture given in the second half and in the final quarter (11-20) was good and inspiring in contrast to what was seen till that 52 -31.On the different hand, in Baskonia they already know what it’s to win with Ivanovic and so they additionally know that they will compete in opposition to anybody. They began as a shot, with Pierria Henry scoring up to 5 triples and reaching 20 factors, properly supported by the 14 Shavon Shields or the 13 Tornike Shengelia. The Baskonia knew how to be coral and, when the exterior success failed and the physique flopped, he knew how to endure till he smiled.Baskonia places an finish to its run of three consecutive defeats and takes 7-10 on the desk, to a recreation in the zone of entry to the ‘Play-offs’. That medium-high zone could be very shut, from which Barça remains to be distant regardless of this defeat. Now, they need to wait to see what Anadolu Efes Istanbul and Actual Madrid do to know if they’re nonetheless or not co-leaders.EL BARÇA, WITHOUT THE POWER OF HIGGINSThe Blaugranas would have finished properly to have the offensive success of Cory Higgins, the nice absence in the Buesa Enviornment. With out the American, low final minute, he couldn’t go to battle since the triple proposed by Baskonia on equal phrases. Solely Malcolm Delaney with 4/6 and Kyle Kuric with a 3/Three from the triple have been agency in the three-shot, with a 2/Eight for a Nikola Mirotic who should flip to this grey evening regardless of his 17 factors and his 19 evaluation, being the greatest Blaugrana regardless of its lack of success.DATA SHEET.– RESULT: KIROLBET BASKONIA, 76 – BARÇA, 74 (47-31, at relaxation).–EQUIPMENT.KIROLBET BASKONIA: Henry (20), Janning (8), Shields (14), Shengelia (13) and Eric (2) – preliminary five–; Diop (7), Garcia (3), Fall (-), Stauskas (6), Polonara (3).BARÇA: Hanga (4), Ribas (-), Claver (2), Mirotic (17) and Tomic (2) – preliminary five–; Davies (12), Oriola (7), Abrines (4), Delaney (13), Kuric (13).– PARTIALS: 21-15, 26-16, 18-23 and 11-20.– ARBITRATORS: Christodoulou, Difallah and Silva. Diop was eradicated in Baskonia.– PAVILION: Buesa Enviornment, 13,628 spectators. Baskonia received Barça on Thursday (76-74) at Buesa Enviornment, on day 17 of the Euroleague, in a match that got here to dominate by 21 factors and ended with a triple ultimate failed by Pierre Oriola that would have culminated the comeback of the Blaugranas, though the Baskonists managed to put an finish to their dangerous streak of defeats thanks to their preliminary success in the triple.He sewed the Baskonia to Barça primarily based on triples, with up to 16 pictures transformed from the distance. Thus, and with the depth that Dusko Ivanovic already places on his group, the Vitorians received 21 factors (52-31) and stuffed the stands of Buesa Enviornment with shouts of euphoria. Nevertheless, Barça improved in the second half and even matched the contest in order that the whole lot was determined at the final minute.Pierre Oriola transformed two free throws to put the 74-74 in the absence of 56.5 seconds. It was a partial of 3-9 and in Vitoria they thought that their group would puncture once more, however then the basic ‘Toko’ Shengelia appeared to smash the ball in a single hand, in an excellent mate earlier than a Nikola Mirotic that in the subsequent play was performed a triple and confirmed his dangerous evening at that distance.center_img The Vitorian group got here to win by 21 thrown by the success of threeNevertheless, Barça was regularly climbing and had a match ballThe Basques break their dangerous streak of 5 video games with out victorylast_img read more

Windward Road, John Mills set for another gigantic battle

first_imgAfter breaking John Mills All-Age and Junior High’s 19-year winning streak at the championship in 2014, Windward Road All-Age and Junior High have set their sights on a third successive hold on the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) Junior High Athletics Championships title when the 38th renewal begins at the National Stadium this morning at 9 a.m.Nearly 30 schools will be participating, with the champions set to earn $500,000 worth of running spikes courtesy of hosts INSPORTS. Clarendon’s Osborne Store are the lone entrants from outside Kingston and St Catherine.The Oral Whilby-coached Windward Road defeated John Mills by 92 points to end the Ransford Spaulding-coached team’s dominance in 2014. Then in 2015, they amassed 520.5 to claim the championship by 70 points over their archrivals.Although not overly confident, Windward Road’s head coach, Whilby, expects his team to make it a three-peat.”We can make it three in a row. We have the team to do so and we are very mindful of the job at hand and are ready to defend this title,” he said.”This team is not as strong as last year, and we are not looking for that margin of victory (70 points) this time. If we do it by a single point, I will be happy, but it will be a keenly contested championshipsSpaulding expects his team to put up a strong challenge, but is not making any predictions.”My team is always ready, whether or not we have a good team. I am not a person to call results, but I can tell you we are going to give a good account of ourselves. Our deficiency was in the junior (primary) area (last year), and I believe we have made strides in that area and we have some top athletes in the senior section. so we are coming to do our best and to perform. I can’t say we are going to win, but our objective is to win,” he added.last_img read more

A win for Balkman’s 34th birthday

first_imgPutin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 Mike Bryan wins Wimbledon for 17th Slam, 1st without brother The Puerto Rican, though, had a fairly easier outing with 13 points and 11 rebounds with the rest of the Beermen taking charge.Balkman said that they can’t get too ahead of themselves as they still have to win two more games to advance to the title round.“I mean, you got to take it one game at a time,” said Balkman. “I’m really motivated to go to the finals but we got two more left.”As for the real celebration of his birthday, Balkman said he will go on a short break later in the year.“I’ll save my celebration later this year when I get a couple of days off and when I’m not playing basketball,” said Balkman. “What counts right now is winning a championship and everybody already told happy birthday to me. It was a great win for us and it’s a great day for me.”ADVERTISEMENT Renaldo Balkman may not have had 34 birthday candles or a celebratory cake, but he’ll take the win on his 34th birthday anytime.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names San Miguel took the first game of its five-game semifinals series against Alaska in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup, moving closer to another finals return.“It’s always good when you get the win and celebrate your birthday at the same time,” said Balkman Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena. “I wish it was a championship that we won on my birthday but we got a long series left.”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’Prior to the game against the Aces, Balkman had been on a tear in the offensive end, putting up 29.64 points while grabbing 13 rebounds a game.READ: San Miguel draws first blood against Alaska as Standhardinger returns Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs View commentslast_img read more

6 arrested for NA housewife’s robbery

first_imgSix suspects have been taken into Police custody, two of which have confessed to robbing a New Amsterdam, Berbice housewife.The articles that were found during the searchThe men were arrested at Angoy’s Avenue, New Amsterdam during an information-led operation conducted by ranks of the B Division.The search operation lasted for eight hours where several homes were searched. In those searches, articles which were stolen from New Amsterdam housewife were discovered.As such, the suspects were taken into Police custody.The men are expected to be arraigned for the crimes shortly.last_img read more

Bernanke faces a skittish Wall St.

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card The American Enterprise Institute hosted an event Jan. 24 titled “What will Greenspan’s departure mean?” One topic of discussion: “Will Federal Reserve policy change under Bernanke, or has the Greenspan approach been hard-wired into the Fed?” Translation: Will it even matter that there’s a new chairman? “It’s natural to be nervous about the transition,” said Marvin Goodfriend, professor of economics at Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business. “It’s the nature of the beast, when someone has been terrifically successful at this job, like Alan Greenspan has been, and has been in the job for a long time, you have to adapt to a new style of leadership. But I don’t personally believe there will be much difference in the substance of the leadership.” Investors are hoping he’s right. Richard Bernstein, Merrill Lynch’s U.S. strategist, said when he lowered his rating for the financial sector Jan. 17, “if new Fed Chairman Bernanke is not as ‘dovish’ (toward inflation) as the market apparently expects, then investors might have to reconsider their recent enthusiasm toward financial” stocks, which could be hurt by further interest rate increases. NEW YORK – Wall Street loves incoming Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. It makes you wonder how investors would react to someone they hate. Merrill Lynch lowered its ranking of the financial sector from seventh to ninth among Standard & Poor’s 10 stock sectors, with concerns about Bernanke given as one reason for the downgrade. UBS is already talking about how the new Fed chairman can allay doubts about him. And some events marking the transition between chairmen are decidedly backward-looking. Bernanke was a popular choice as Fed chairman. On the day his appointment was announced, stocks had their best close in roughly six months; the Dow Jones industrial average rose nearly 170 points. But the truth is that after 18 years with Alan Greenspan as Fed chairman, the Street is still fixated on the man. Other investors are concerned that he won’t use short-term rate hikes to pop economic bubbles, as some feel Greenspan has done, using the most recent rate increases to cool down housing prices. Others are less nervous about Bernanke’s policies than where he comes from. “(G)iven his academic background, investors are more likely to question Mr. Bernanke’s ability to analyze real-time data, something Mr. Greenspan was famed for, than his commitment to low inflation,” UBS economist Maury Harris wrote in December. “In that context, he will lose credibility if he under-appreciates the extent to which (economic) growth is already weakening in response to earlier rate hikes,” Harris wrote. He then added ways Bernanke could “address doubts about his inflation-fighting credibility.” Some investors dare suggest Bernanke may have strengths Greenspan lacks. Penny M. Russell, executive vice president of H.C. Wainwright & Co. Economics Inc., points out that Greenspan was a child of the Great Depression, while Bernanke’s experience “is squarely within the baby-boomer generation.” Greenspan is 79, while Bernanke is 52. “That can’t help but imbue him with a more optimistic approach to the resilience of American financial markets,” Russell wrote. Merrill Lynch’s U.S. economist David Rosenberg wrote, with a nod to Greenspan’s often ambiguous speeches, “Given his (Bernanke’s) past accessibility to market types, his Fed experience, and the fact that we will not have to reach for a bottle of aspirin when reading his speeches, we think Bernanke is a great choice for Fed chairman.” When Bernanke was a Fed governor, “practically every portfolio manager we met with who visited the Fed had met Bernanke and had positive things to say about him,” Rosenberg wrote. Russell said Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman was asked whether he would like to see another genius at the Fed. His response, she reported, was, “Of course, we’d like to have another one.” Then he reconsidered, “Though wouldn’t it be better if we learned that we could do without one?” Russell wrote, “We agree. But absent that happy circumstance, it just may be that Mr. Bernanke will prove to be the next best thing.” 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

Arsenal starlet Maitland-Niles out for up to eight weeks with broken leg

first_img Niles started in Arsenal’s Premier League opener against Man City, but is now set for a long layoff 3 He was given a hard time against Riyad Mahrez and Kyle Walker in the 2-0 home defeat, but his game was cut short before the break when he limped off with an injury.And Arsenal have now confirmed the versatile starlet suffered a “small fracture” to his left fibula and will be out of action for up to two months.It leaves Nacho Monreal as the only fit left-back available to Emery, with the Spaniard back in full training after his knee problem and likely to be fit for Saturday’s home clash against Chelsea. Koscielny is set to return to Arsenal training ahead of schedule in November 3 The Gunners also gave an update on a number of their injured players, revealing they are hoping to have club captain Laurent Koscielny back in full training in November, as the French defender continues his recovery from an Achilles tendon injury which has kept him out since May.Full-back Sead Kolasinac remains on the sidelines with a knee problem but is expected to return to training in October. 3 Arsenal have also revealed Carl Jenkinson has suffered a ‘significant sprain’ to his right ankle and is set for six to eight weeks out, meaning a move to ship the 26-year-old out on loan is now unlikely. Arsenal youngster Ainsley Maitland-Niles is set for six to eight weeks on the sidelines with the broken leg, the club have confirmed.The 20-year-old was a surprise starter in Unai Emery’s first Premier League game in charge of the Gunners on Sunday, against defending champions Manchester City.last_img read more

DONEGAL SENATOR PAYS BACK €3,434 IN WRONGLY-CLAIMED EXPENSES

first_imgDonegal Senator Brian O Domhnaill has repaid the Oireachtas €3,434 for wrongly-claimed expenses, it has been revealed.Senator O’Domhnaill€The Fianna Fail politician is already being investigated by the Standards in Public Office Commission for alleged duplication of expenses claims.A total of five members of the Oireachtas repaid €4,992 in claims after the audit, which was carried out by Mazars. Fianna Fáil Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill, who was investigated by the commission over travel and subsistence claims made between 2006 and 2007 when he was a county councillor, accounted for €3,434 of the total.The repaid claims are from 2012, and a total of 12 TDs and Senators were picked at random to have their claims checked to ensure they comply with Oireachtas rules.The Mazars audit found four TDs – Mr Martin, Fine Gael’s Catherine Byrne and Sinn Féin’s Jonathan O’Brien and Michael Colreavy – repaid wrongly claimed expenses.The Irish Times revealed Mr Ó Domhnaill was the only member of the Upper House who had to do so, but he had to repay the largest amount. The Mazars report said: “In our opinion the member was unable to show/receipts relevant documentation, within allowable expenditure categories for the PRA (public representational allowance) as set out in the legislation in respect of €3,434.30 claimed by him during the period under audit.“The expenditure was ineligible as it was either not incurred in the relevant period, the expense category was not allowed for senators or was not applied wholly in respect of expenses specified in (standing orders).”Mr Ó Domhnaill last night said the claims related to the holding of “clinics and constituency offices”. Senators are not allowed claim for such, since they are elected on vocational panels and not constituencies, as TDs are.Mr Ó Domhnaill said there was a “lack of clarity” and said “for being productive on the ground, you are being punished”. He also claimed he would have been allowed claim expenses incurred for holding one-to-one meetings, but not clinics.The Donegal politician also asked the High Court last month to halt an investigation by the commission in the alleged duplication of his previous expenses claims. The action relates to an investigation concerning travel and subsistence claims made by Mr Ó Domhnaill between 2006 and 2007, when he was a member of Donegal County Council.The commission was due to begin a public session concerning the expenses matter last June, but that did not proceed after Mr Ó Domhnaill secured leave from the High Court days earlier to bring his challenge.The High Court is due to make a decision on the matter next month.DONEGAL SENATOR PAYS BACK €3,434 IN WRONGLY-CLAIMED EXPENSES was last modified: December 20th, 2013 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:Brian Ó DomhnaillexpensesOIREACHTASlast_img read more

South Pasadena 34, Blair 0

first_img Diaz scored the first of his two scores on a 25-yard run in the first quarter to give South Pasadena a 14-0 lead. Parish scored from 20 yards out with 3:43 left in the quarter. On the second play of the second quarter, Parish caught a 50-yard pass from Tigers quarterback Michael Flynn (4 of 8, 122 yards). Diaz finished the scoring with a 10-yard run late in the same quarter. Blair (0-7, 0-2) was led by running back Marcus Anderson, who had 41 yards on 16 carries. The Vikings stopped two more potential South Pasadena scoring drives on a second-quarter interception by Will Reid and a fumble recovery by Dale Gatica in the fourth quarter. Both were at the Blair 10- yard line. @Tagline: John Sherrard 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 MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week On the first play of the game, junior defensive back Connor Berry read Blair quarterback Nolan McSwain perfectly and intercepted the ball and ran it back for a 39-yard touchdown. “That’s the first time they (Blair) opened up with a pass like that,’ Smith said. “It was kind of a surprise but it’s a good thing that our corners were awake and played their man back and got the easy pick.’ Junior defensive back Berry found the errant pass and scored his first touchdown of the season. “It was just an easy pass and I really didn’t think about it until I came over to the sidelines and everyone’s congratulating me and I realized `Wait, I just scored a touchdown,” Berry said. The Tigers scored on their next four offensive possessions to put the game away at halftime 34-0. SOUTH PASADENA — The South Pasadena High School running back tandem of Richard Diaz and Joshua Parish scored two touchdowns each to lead the Tigers over visiting Blair in a Rio Hondo League football game Friday night. “It was a league game and a win, too, and I think we are really looking forward toward San Marino, because they’re our big rivals,’ South Pasadena coach Edward Smith said. center_img Diaz, a senior, rushed for a game- high 85 yards on 12 carries, while Parish, a junior, carried the ball 11 times for 67 yards. But the defense started the scoring for the Tigers (2-5, 1-1). last_img

Kurtenbach: The 49ers didn’t tank and now have real momentum for 2019

first_imgIt all worked out for the 49ers.The Kyle Shanahan’s team didn’t have to sacrifice their principles. They didn’t eschew their intrinsic goals. They didn’t listen to the calls to roll over and end the 2018 season with a defeated whimper.Instead, they fought until the end (ok, until the second half of Week 17) and strung together a couple of strong, momentum-building performances in the final month of the season.And because of that, the 49ers are sitting pretty heading into the 2019 season. …last_img read more

wikiHow vs. eHow: Is The Wiki Way Better Than Content Farms?

first_imgA comparable eHow article was helpful too, although much less comprehensive and with no accompanying media.The verdict? In this case the wikiHow article was better. But your mileage may vary per topic and article.Which Approach is Better, Wiki or Paid Content?When done on a large scale, is paid-for content (such as Demand Media’s eHow) better than volunteer wiki content? Herrick makes a good case, but in reality it isn’t black and white. The most famous example of a wiki, Wikipedia, generally produces quality content – although there have always been instances of contentious content on the site. wikiHow founder Jack Herrick: eHow content “lacks soul.”Herrick contends that wiki content is inherently better because “volunteer writers are passionate about their topics and we allow anyone to continuously edit articles.” In comparison, he claims that sites like eHow produce “static, low quality” content that “lacks soul.” Herrick even used the ol’ McDonalds analogy: “it’s like eating a McDonald’s burger vs. having your friend who happens to be a great chef cooking you a wonderful, home cooked meal.”Ultimately I don’t completely buy Jack Herrick’s argument that wiki-produced content is necessarily better than paid-for content from “content farms.” Both types of content could be either good or poor quality, depending on the quality of the people who write and edit it.How-to content needs to be precise and well-researched, which requires time. The best wiki how-to content is likely to be articles which have been edited by multiple people. But equally, well-informed writers can easily produce quality how-to articles in one go.However, the feng shui examples above showed that (in this case) multiple wiki authors produced better results than a single paid contributer.Let us know your thoughts about which is better: wikiHow or eHow? Or neither? 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Jack Herrick knows a bit about Demand Media, one of the top 20 web properties in the U.S. and the subject of several ReadWriteWeb articles about sites that are pumping thousands of pieces of content into the Web every day. Herrick sold the business he founded, eHow, to Demand Media in 2006. eHow is one of Demand Media’s flagship properties, but Herrick became frustrated with the focus on quantity over quality. So he created another business, wikiHow, which he claims produces higher quality articles.wikiHow has today unveiled a redesign (screenshot below). However we were more interested in the content quality question, so we asked founder Jack Herrick what makes him think wikiHow is any better than Demand Media’s content farms?The newly re-designed wikiHowHow Jack Herrick Went From eHow to wikiHow“When I ran eHow,” Herrick told us via email, “we produced content in a manner somewhat similar to the way Demand Studios does today (although at a much, much smaller scale.)” However Herrick ultimately became frustrated with that model when he realized that “it would fill the web with a bunch of mediocre content.”“It’s like eating a McDonald’s burger vs. a wonderful, home cooked meal.”At the time Herrick thought that the mediocre content production would hurt eHow’s long term brand. Although he now concedes he may’ve been mistaken on that point, given Demand Media’s success over the past couple of years. When Herrick sold eHow in 2006, he began to work on wikiHow – a wiki how-to manual which now competes with eHow. wikiHow currently generates 19 million unique visitors per month, according to the company (it’s about to hit 20 million monthly uniques). Demand Media’s eHow is still the market leader in how-to content, however wikiHow is a small unfunded company with only 7 employees.Herrick is convinced that the wiki model for producing content attracts “passionate volunteers.” He thinks that the wiki way will “ultimately result in a higher quality product,” compared to eHow. The other prong of Herrick’s argument is that eHow gets what it pays for in terms of content quality. “When you pay $15 for an article, you get a $15 product…and nothing more,” he noted archly.Wikis Aren’t Perfect EitherJack Herrick admits that “wiki content typically starts out as low quality,” but claims that “once it matures and receives enough edits it can be amazing.” And that is really the crux of this argument. A quality wiki article, whether it’s found on Wikipedia or wikiHow, will generally be one that has received a number of edits from people who know the topic well. wikiHow itself has done research which shows this. Herrick told us that in previous research, wikiHow found that “the more people who edit an article, the more readers it attracted and the higher quality the article became.”The problem is, there’s no guarantee any given article will attract passionate volunteers to edit it. Wikipedia is a non-profit organization and so it’s more likely to be attractive to volunteers – they’re contributing to the world’s knowledge base and no corporation is profiting from that. wikiHow, on the other hand, is a commercial enterprise. It calls itself a “hybrid organization,” meaning a “for-profit company focused on creating a global public good.” But it’s a company nonetheless. While the content of wikiHow has a Creative Commons license, the company profits directly by it.The company vs. non-profit issue may not be a big influence on many of wikiHow’s current volunteers, but it may prevent wikiHow from scaling to Wikipedia’s size.Comparing wikiHow to eHowAlthough by no means a perfect approach, I decided to choose a random topic and compare wikiHow and eHow. The topic I chose was: decorating a room using Feng Shui. Tags:#Analysis#New Media#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img The wikiHow article had been contributed to by 8 authors and it was a comprehensive, helpful article – complete with diagram and video. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… richard macmanuslast_img read more