Sweet Revenge for Bai

first_imgAs recalled by assistant Kumuls coach and former Kumul Marcus Bai, it was a very cold night in Wales back in 1991 and the Kumuls were thrashed 68 nil.Bai said after the match on Saturday that it was a very hot day and the Kumuls returned the favour.It was a special win for the PNG LNG Kumuls and for many a dream come true, winning their first Rugby League World Cup match on home soil with the 44 point margin.Kumuls Assistant Coach Marcus Bai was one person beaming with pride with the Kumuls big win over the Welshmen in front of 14 800 fans at the National Football Stadium.He described the 50 to 6 victory by the Kumuls as sweet revenge.Bai had to step in for Head Coach Michael Marum after Marum experienced some tightness and cramps to his chest and arms following the big win.The former Melbourne Storm and Kumul player said the next game will be harder and it is important that the Kumuls get a good start to their RLWC tournament.Bai was obviously stoked with the win by the Kumuls and commended the entire team on a job well done in rewriting the record books.last_img read more

Perpetual’s win over St. Benilde forfeited

first_imgMOST READ READ: NCAA: Perpetual brings wrong set of uniform“Any athlete whose playing uniform does not conform with the rules, first offense is ineligible to participate in a given game,” said NCAA Mancom chairman Fr. Glynn Ortega, OAR, of host San Sebastian in a statement.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Offenders of the said rule are ineligible for the said contest, although the Altas were still allowed to play against the Blazers.Here’s the NCAA Mancom decision re: Perpetual’s jersey mix-up. #NCAASeason93 pic.twitter.com/w3RiZR2XdP— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) July 11, 2017The forfeiture reverses the results, giving St. Benilde its first win of the season.ADVERTISEMENT Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer ‘Nothing surprises me now,’ says Pacquiao on WBO fight review End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netThe NCAA management committee (Mancom) has forfeited Perpetual Help’s 69-65 win over St. Benilde Tuesday for wearing the wrong uniform to the game.The Altas played in their dark maroon jerseys against the designated light uniforms, violating the league’s rule.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:06Pope Francis apologizes for ‘losing patience’ with worshipper03:42SEA Games: Rogen Ladon enters flyweight boxing semis01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanocenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View comments Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ The same rule applies to the Junior Altas squad in the juniors division, but the Junior Blazers emerged victorious earlier in the day, 64-60.READ: Eze lifts Perpetual to first win; St. Benilde puts game under protestThe committee was quick to react on the controversy, coming up with the decision just after last game of the day concluded.ADVERTISEMENT Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslationlast_img read more

US top El Salvador 2-0 to advance

first_imgPHILADELPHIA (AP): Skirmishing for position at the goal line ahead of a corner kick, Jozy Altidore could not believe what occurred: El Salvador defender Henry Romero bit the back of his left shoulder then twisted his nipple. Altidore maintained his composure – just – and then made light of the incident. “My girl’s mad at me,” the American forward said. “She’s mad at me. She’s mad at Romero, ’cause she’s like: ‘Only I can bite you; only I can grab your nipples’.” Amid the biting, twisting and talking, the US advanced to a CONCACAF Gold Cup semi-final against Costa Rica with a 2-0 win on goals by Omar Gonzalez in the 41st minute and Eric Lichaj in first-half stoppage time. Canadian referee Drew Fischer, a Major League Soccer regular, did not penalise the incident, which occurred in the 57th minute. The Americans, who started five veterans added for the tournament’s knockout phase, overcame a shaky defence and poor passing. They face Costa Rica tomorrow in Arlington, Texas. American coach Bruce Arena changed all 11 starters for the second straight game. Altidore, forward Clint Dempsey, midfielders Michael Bradley and Darlington Nagbe, and goalkeeper Tim Howard were all added to the line-up. Howard was called on to save the US in the third minute. Rodolfo Zelaya ran on to a terrible, lightly struck back-pass by Lichaj and, instead of striking the ball with his first touch, appeared to want to round Howard. The goalkeeper sprinted out, slid and batted away the ball with his left hand. Gyasi Zardes was fed by Dempsey, broke in alone in the 17th and put the ball in the net, but he was ruled offside by linesman Ainsley Rochard of Trinidad and Tobago – replays showed Zardes was even with the last defender when Dempsey made the pass. The first goal came when Bradley took a free kick from about 35 yards and sent it into the middle of the penalty area. Gonzalez, a 6-foot-5 defender, outjumped Darwin CerÈn about eight yards from the goal and redirected the ball with a glance of his head through the upstretched arms of goalkeeper Derby Carrillo. Lichaj, trying to earn a spot as the primary backup to DeAndre Yedlin at right back, was played in by Dempsey in the second minute of stoppage time and beat sliding defender Ivan Mancia to score on an angled shot through the goalkeeper’s legs from six yards. After his first international goal in 14 international appearances, Lichaj sprinted to the corner flack and, arms wide, did a belly slide. His English wife – he plays for Nottingham Forest – and two kids are travelling to every Gold Cup match. They drove to Philadelphia from Cleveland.last_img read more

Tunde appointed FKF international boss

first_img0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, July 6- Renowned Nigerian international sports consultant, Tunde Adekalun has been named as the Director of International Development by Football Kenya Federation (FKF).In a statement released on Tuesday, the federation says Adekalun, who owns the New Africa Soccer publication, will spearhead efforts aimed at raising its international profile, securing sponsorship for national team as well as organising international friendlies. “We believe that Tunde will use his vast experience in football to bring professionalism to our federation, he will also streamline our player’s transfers internationally,” FKF national executive member, Tom Onyango Alila said in the statement announcing his appointment on Tuesday.Tunde who is also the merchandising rights holder for the Nigerian Olympics Team through his Sport-Ex Africa was born and raised in England where he was part of the country’s high profile but failed bid to land the 2018 FIFA World Cup.He was present last Saturday when Kenya launched her 2014 World Cup qualification campaign with a barren 0-0 draw against Malawi. His latest assignment was by the Confederation of African Football where he was tasked with writing the autobiography of its president Issa Hayatou where he will also be in charge of the Africa football museum to be set up in Cairo soonUsing his international connections, he once recommended former England coach Peter Taylor, who handed David Beckham the Three Lions captaincy for the first time in 2000 to the Nigerian FA when he acted as their international consultant.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Two men aged 33 and 32 charged following Fanad burglary

first_imgTwo men have been charged in connection with an aggravated burglary in Fanad on Sunday evening.The incident happened at Doaghbeg in Fanad at around 8.15pm.The PSNI said that a 33-year-old man was charged with theft and handling property stolen in the Republic of Ireland. A second man, aged 32, was charged with two counts of criminal damage, handling property stolen in the south, no driving licence and using a motor vehicle without insurance.The charges arise out of a car being stopped by police on the Lifford Road, in the Strabane area on Sunday.Two men aged 33 and 32 charged following Fanad burglary was last modified: September 26th, 2018 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)last_img read more

HR Technology Q & A with Jason Lauritsen

first_imgThe 2017 Human Resource Executive 20th Annual HR Technology Conference takes place October 10-13 in Las Vegas.  As a 2017 HR Technology Conference Insiders Blogger, I interviewed several human resources and technology experts to get their perspective on how technology and trends are impacting the HR profession. Jason Lauritsen a keynote speaker, author, and advisor. He is an employee engagement and workplace culture expert who will challenge you to think differently. A former corporate Human Resources executive, Jason has dedicated his career to helping leaders build organizations that are good for both people and profits. Most recently, he led the research team for Quantum Workplace’s Best Places to Work program where he has studied the employee experience at thousands of companies to understand what the best workplaces in the world do differently than the rest. Jason is the co-author of the book, Social Gravity: Harnessing the Natural Laws of Relationships. Connect with Jason at www.JasonLauritsen.com Q. There’s been an explosion in real-time and pulse feedback technology for performance and engagement. Why are these systems becoming a critical substructure for businesses in terms of talent management and retention?These technologies are largely trying to address a lack of people management skills within our organizations. The idea of real-time feedback isn’t new. In fact, I think most people would argue that being a good manager requires that you both give and solicit continuous real-time feedback. You don’t need technology for that, but you do need skill in having conversations, asking good questions, and providing constructive coaching to employees. These skills are difficult and time-consuming to develop, so organizations are turning to technology in hopes of a quicker solution.  The problem is that if you don’t also fix the management skill gap issue within your organization, these technologies are unlikely to be the solution you hope they will be.    Q. Can HR technology really drive employee engagement, or do they only reflect and report on what is happening with engagement?Technology is a tool. Having the right tools is critical. But, tools aren’t the solution. Hammers and saws don’t build houses, people following detailed blueprints use tools to build houses. The same is true for employee engagement. If you don’t have the right plans in the hands of skilled people, the tools aren’t of much use.Technology doesn’t drive employee engagement. An engaging experience of work is what drives engagement. Smart leaders create an intentional strategy (the blueprint) and use tools like technology to shape the employee’s experience in a positive way.   Q. With so many new technology products that promise to improve employee engagement, the seemingly endless options can be overwhelming. What advice can you share with HR for how to select engagement technology that’s right for them?Before you buy any technology, you should first create an employee engagement strategy and plan for your organization. This should include how your organization defines engagement, why it matters to your organization’s success, and how you’ll measure progress. Once you clarify these things, you will be able to identify where you have gaps and opportunities that can be addressed using technology and other tools.  Said more simply, know first what kind of tool you need before you go tool shopping.  Otherwise, you are likely to buy something you don’t need.  Q. How are artificial intelligence, chatbots and machine learning impacting the evolution of employee engagement technology? I am not sure they are at this point. These are definitely the buzzwords flying around in HR tech at the moment, but I don’t know that I’ve seen anything of any substance yet as it relates to employee engagement. That doesn’t mean that there won’t be a host of vendors at HR Tech trying to convince us otherwise, but I think it’s mostly marketing hype rather than true AI or machine learning.  As these technologies mature in the future, I’m sure that they will disrupt the work of employee engagement but it’s not happening yet.   Q. You’ll be hosting the session titled “The HR Hacklab: What New HR Tech Solutions Are Needed Now?” with Joe Gerstandt.  If you could design a “dream technology” for HR what would it look like?I’ve long been a fan of Organizational Network Analysis(ONA) as an incredibly powerful tool for diagnosing and improving workplace engagement, innovation, and performance. The problem is that ONA is complex and labor intensive to apply.  There’s yet to be a technology tool to come to market to make ONA accessible to the average organization both in terms of simplicity and cost. I hope that someday soon this will change. Making visible the internal network of relationships that reflect how work actually gets done and who is most important in that process is transformative.  Jason Lauritsen will speak at the 2017 HR Technology Conference & Expo on the following dates:The Role of HR Technology in Driving Employee Engagement: Wednesday, October 11, 2017: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PMThe HR Hacklab: What New HR Tech Solutions Are Needed Now?: Tuesday, October 10, 2017: 1:00 PM – 2:15 PMMega Session: HR Technology Conference Hackathon Reveal: Thursday, October 12, 2017: 1:45 PM – 3:00 PMlast_img read more

Big Question (Answered): “Can an Open Source Project be Closed to the Public?”

first_imgTags:#community#web robyn tippins Related Posts Scott Fulton’s earlier post, What’s This I Hear About Proprietary Open Source?, raised some interesting points about most people’s idea of open sourced software. How open is open enough? If a project is closed to the public, can it really be called an open source project? We asked and you answered and we culled your responses from the original post on ReadWriteWeb, Twitter and Facebook and used Storify to present it all back to you. If you have additional responses, please leave them in the comments. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

IPL 8: Holders Kolkata Knight Riders take on Mumbai Indians in opener

first_imgDefending champion KKR clash with MI in the first match of IPL 8. (PTI)Keen to put the Sunil Narine controversy behind them, Kolkata Knight Riders will begin their title defence against a formidable Mumbai Indians side in the IPL opener at the Eden Gardens on Wednesday.The West Indies mystery spinner, who was reported for suspect action in CLT20 and went on to miss the recently-concluded World Cup, was kept waiting before getting a clean chit by the BCCI on Sunday. A team which has gone on to win two titles (2012 and 2014) since the acquisition of the Trinidad offspinner in 2011 faces the biggest challenge this year as Narine’s effectiveness with a re-modelled action is yet to be seen.With a slew of spinners in their armoury now including a ‘Narine-like’ KC Cariappa, a rookie from Karnataka who was bought for Rs 2.4 crore, and a couple of chinaman bowlers, KKR will look to thrive on the slow nature of Eden surface.  But with evening showers predicted in the city, the spinners may find it hard to grip the white ball and the fielders will also have to put forth their sliding act carefully.On the field, both the sides match equally on paper but with little baggage of the past and some hard-hitting players in Corey Anderson, Kieron Pollard and new signing Aaron Finch will give an edge to Mumbai Indians. In MI, KKR will have an opposition who have tasted their maiden IPL win in this very surface in 2013 when the Rohit Sharma-led side beat Chennai Super Kings.advertisementBut their title defence went horribly wrong in 2014 when they suffered five consecutive defeats but managed to make the last four after a dramatic win over Rajasthan Royals but lost to Chennai Super Kings in the eliminator to finish fourth.The chief architect of the win against RR, Anderson, who smashed an unbeaten 95 from 44 balls, will once again play a crucial role along with this year’s star acquisition in Australian opener Finch.Add Rohit, the leader, to the chart and Mumbai Indians look a mighty batting line-up capable of terrorising any bowling side. Rohit is known for his inconsistency but he would look forward to start the campaign at his ‘favourite’ Eden, where he had scored an ODI world record 264 against Sri Lanka in his last outing.KKR’s batting is equally strong and tested with last year’s top run-getter (Orange Cap winner) Robin Uthappa (660 runs) leading the brigade.Uthappa also occupied the pole position in the Ranji Trophy with 912 runs from 11 matches as the explosive opener along with skipper Gautam Gambhir would look to give the perfect start before the likes of Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav take charge. Yusuf Pathan may not have seen the best of day’s in the recent past but given his credentials to win a match single-handedly in subcontinent conditions, the senior Baroda pro is worth a bet.As far as the foreign recruits are concerned, world No. 1 allrounder and Bangladeshi star Shakib Al Hasan will play a crucial role, while the likes of Johan Botha, Brad Hogg and Azhar Mahmood may come handy.While Lasith Malinga and R Vinay Kumar will lead the pace line-up for MI, the home side will have Morne Morkel and Umesh Yadav who will look to carry forward their World Cup success.In spin department, experienced pro Harbhajan Singh and Pragyan Ojha can be quite effective. Off the field, Mumbai Indians’ support staff bench is one to look forward to. With three-time World Cup winner Ricky Ponting as coach and maestro Sachin Tendulkar as the team icon, the star-studded support team which will also have John Wright, Jonty Rhodes, Shane Bond, Kiran More, Paras Mhambrey and Rahul Sanghvi.Mumbai Indians will not be short on ideas but it will be for only one team to whip up the perfect recipe.Squads:Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (capt), Robin Uthappa, Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav, Ryan ten Doeschate, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Andre Russell, Kuldeep Yadav, Morne Morkel, Patrick Cummins, Piyush Chawla, Sunil Narine, Johan Botha, Azhar Mahmood, Umesh Yadav, Veer Pratap Singh, James Neesham, Brad Hogg, Aditya Garhwal, Sumit Narwal, KC Cariappa, Vaibhav Rawal and Sheldon Jackson.Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (capt), Aaron Finch, Ambati Rayudu, Abhimanyu Mithun, Aditya Tare, Parthiv Patel, Keiron Pollard, Corey Anderson, Lasith Malinga, Harbhajan Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Josh Hazlewood, Marchant de Lange, Pawan Suyal, Shreyas Gopal, Lendl Simmons, Pragyan Ojha, Mitchell McClenaghan, Aiden Blizzard, Akshay Wakhare, Nitish Rana, Sidhesh Lad, Hardik Pandya, Jagadeesha Suchitch, Unmukt Chand and R Vinay Kumar. advertisementlast_img read more

Model Abbey Clancy feels ‘shopping with kids is hell on earth’

first_imgMiquel Blazquez Font to emerge as a competent sports journalist in the sporting world Tottenham Hotspur appoint Jose Mourinho as manager Former England football star Peter Crouch’s model wife Abbey Clancy loves to go shopping with her friends or her mother Karen, but not with her kids Sophia, seven, Liberty, three and Johnny, nine months. When asked by British tabloid, The Daily Mail, whether she prefers to shop online or browse in stores, she replied: “I do like browsing round shops, but I have to do it when I’ve got no kids with me because it’s like hell on earth shopping with kids! Liberty likes to run and hide in between the clothes, the others are moaning at me ‘can we go to the kids’ section’, Johnny’s trying to climb out of his pram, It’s kind of stressful going shopping with the kids! It’s something I like to do with my girlfriends or with my mum in a kid-free environment.”Related News MSSA: Harsh fires Campion into final Crouch’s daughters Sophia, Liberty and son Johnny. Pic/Instagram Meanwhile, Clancy said that though she loves to deck up, after having three children, she prefers to dress according to the occasion. “I’m from Liverpool, it’s in our blood to dress up. But now, having the kids and living in the country, I have to be practical,” she added. Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updateslast_img read more

Diwali brings best out in Indian cricket: Gavaskar equals Bradman, Dhoni destroys Sri Lanka

first_imgDiwali, the popular festival of lights, has been a joyous occasion for the Indian cricket team. Diwali, which is celebrated across the country with great pomp and vigor, is the most important festival in Hindu mythology.Over the years, Team India has usually found itself on the field during this time of the year. Even this time, India are set to play New Zealand in the fifth and last ODI in Visakhapatnam on Saturday. The fact that both teams are levelled at 2-2 in the five-match series makes the contest a mouth-watering one.India have historically performed well around Diwali and their fans will hope for the tradition to continue tomorrow.With Diwali just two days away, it is worthy to recall some of the moments when Team India light up a million hearts through their performance during this special festive period.From former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s 183 against Sri Lanka to Sachin Tendulkar winning a thriller with the ball against South Africa at the Eden Gardens, here’s our top five Diwali moments for Indian cricket.GAVASKAR EQUALS BRADMAN’S RECORDFormer India captain Sunil Gavaskar slammed his 29th Test hundred to equal Don Bradman’s record of most centuries in Test cricket. Gavaskar’s special century came against the West Indies in Delhi. The match, played between October 29 to November 3, ended in a draw but will always be remembered for Gavaskar’s heroics. Another player who stood out in the match was Dilip Vengsarkar, who struck a brilliant 159. Captain Kapil Dev too bagged a seven-wicket haul in the first innings. For West Indies, Clive Lloyd hit a gritty 103.advertisementDHONI SHATTERS SRI LANKAFile Photo of MS Dhoni and Gautam gambhir celebrating India’s win. (Reuters Photo)Mahendra Singh Dhoni played the best ODI knock of his career when he hammered Sri Lanka in Jaipur on October 31, 2005. Sri Lanka had set a competitive total of 298 runs, thanks to Kumar Sangakkara’s 138 and Mahela Jayawardene’s 71. India started the chase on a bad note when they lost Sachin Tendulkar in the first over. However, a long-haired Dhoni, who was promoted to No.3, turned the match around single-handedly with a splendid unbeaten 183 off 145 balls. His knock, which was studded with 10 sixes and 15 fours, helped India cross the line with 3.5 overs to spare.INDIA DRUB ENGLAND 5-0 ON DIWALI EVESkipper Dhoni’s unbeaten 75 and Ravindra Jadeja’s four-wicket haul helped India maul England by 95 runs in the fifth ODI in Kolkata on October 25, 2011. The victory gave India a 5-0 series win – the same margin by which England had won the home series against India. Jadeja won the Man of the Match award while Dhoni’s efforts earned him the Man of the Series award.Chasing 272, England got off to a great start with openers Alastair Cook and Craig Kieswetter putting on a 129-run unbeaten partnership. But that was the only bright spot in their innings as the rest of the batsmen merely paid quick visits in the middle.SACHIN SHINES WITH THE BALLFile Photo of Sachin Tendulkar bowling. (Reuters Photo)Sachin Tendulkar has won many matches with the bat and holds all the major batting records. However, many few know that Tendulkar has won India matches, not just with the bat but also with the ball. Tendulkar was asked to bowl the last over by then captain Mohammad Azharuddin in the Hero Cup semi-final against South Africa on November 10, 1993 at the Eden Gardens. The Proteas needed just 5 runs to win and it was a big gamble for India. But Tendulkar kept his calm under pressure and conceeded just three runs to win the match by two runs.INDIA DOWN AUSTRALIA ON DIWALI DAYIndia defeated Australia convincingly by 56 runs on Diwali (October 22) at Delhi’s Feroz Shah Kotla stadium. Half-centuries from Gavaskar, Navjot Sidhu, Dilip Vengsarkar and Azharuddin powered India to 289 and then the the hosts’ bowling attack, led by Maninder Singh’s 3/34 and Azharuddin’s 3/19, bowled the Australians out for 233.last_img read more