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Azkals girds for N. Korea Cholima faceoff tonight

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first_img[av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Azkals girds for N. Korea Cholima faceoff tonight ‘ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”]By ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]MANILA – The Philippine men’s football team continues its build up for the 2016 Asian Football Federation Suzuki Cup as it faces North Korea Cholima in another international friendly match tonight at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium.Coming from a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Bahrain on Friday, Azkals head coach Thomas Dooley said they have to perform well against the Cholima with the “big game” just six weeks away.“Of course, I want to play nice, but what’s important now is having that confidence to win even if we don’t play well,” Dooley said. “That’s the spirit and mentality we want to develop because we know we can’t dominate games all the time.”Leading the way for the Azkals’ 24-man squad are Phil and James Younghusband, Misagh Bahadoran, Kevin Ingreso, Ronald Muller, Patrick Deyto, Amani Aguinaldo, Daisuke Sato, Dennis Villanueva, Martin Steuble, and Manuel Ott.Completing the lineup are Iain Ramsay, Kenshiro Daniels, Paolo Bugas, Jim Junior Munoz, Fitch Arboleda, Simon Greatwich, Stephan Schrock, Luke Woodland, Mike Ott, OJ Porteria, Nick O’Donnell, Daniel Gadia, and Dominic del Rosario.The Cholima and the Azkals are familiar foes, being grouped together during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. Their first match ended in a scoreless draw while the Azkals escaped to a 3-2 win in the reverse fixture.The 125th-ranked Azkals are currently in the middle of preparations for the AFF Suzuki Cup group stages, which will be held in the Philippine Sports Stadium in Bocaue, Bulacan next month.The Azkals has been bracketed in the tougher group in the tournament, with defending champions Thailand, 2012 titlist Singapore and Indonesia, which is returning from International Football Federation (FIFA) suspension.“It’s no longer friendly matches for us. It’s always a fight for the country, for the spectators and for the sponsors,” said Dooley, who wants Filipino fans to cheer on the Azkals in the Suzuki Cup./PN [/av_textblock][/av_one_full]last_img

Kenya’s Jemima Sumgong sets record in Brazilian road race

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first_imgBlack Nazarene back in Quiapo Church in record time PLAY LIST 00:55Black Nazarene back in Quiapo Church in record time01:08SEA Games 2019: PH's Kristina Knott zooms to 200m dash gold in record-setting run00:49Sweet! Indian bakers make world's 'longest' cake01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: 'Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient'01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07'HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!'03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Kenya’s Jemima Jelagat Sumgong blows a kiss after crossing the finish line and win the Sao Silvestre women’s race in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016. The 15-kilometer race is held annually on New Year’s Eve. APSAO PAULO — Kenya’s Jemima Sumgong won another title in Brazil this year, setting a record for the St. Silvester road race following her gold in the marathon at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.Sumgong, who also won the 2016 London Marathon, clocked 48 minutes, 35 seconds in the 15-kilometer (9.3-mile) New Year’s Eve event, finishing 40 seconds ahead of fellow Kenyan, Flomena Cheyech Daniel. The previous record was 48:48, set in 2011.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Ranieri hails Slimani ‘masterpiece’ EDITORS' PICK Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter We are young Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Along with elite athletes, the race draws revelers and amateur runners. They came in droves this year, many in groups of friends, wearing everything from Spider-Man costumes and feathered headdresses to tutus and masquerade masks.“People make it a party, they barbeque,” said Joao Luis Macedo, a lawyer who has participated several times, referring to supporters along the route. “We go through poor neighborhoods, we go through rich neighborhoods. It’s very democratic.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Senators to proceed with review of VFA View comments Don't miss out on the latest news and information. The men’s race was tighter, with three runners finishing within seven seconds of one another. Ethiopian Leul Aleme won with a time of 44:53. He was followed by his compatriot Dawit Admasu, with Kenya’s Stephen Kosgei finishing third.Sumgong said she didn’t run with the record in mind, noting that the heat and humidity made it an especially difficult race for her, according to a statement distributed by race organizers. With her medal in Rio and the St. Silvester record, Sumgong said Brazil was “in my heart.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliSPORTSWe are youngThe race, named after the Roman Catholic saint whose feast day is celebrated Dec. 31, winds through the historic center of Sao Paulo and is among the region’s top road races.Held every year since 1925, it used to be run at night, so the winner could cross the finish line around midnight to the blast of fireworks. PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantinelast_img

Susan Sarandon Did Not Feud With Julia Roberts When They Made “Stepmom”

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first_imgWhen SUSAN SARANDON and JULIA ROBERTS made the movie “Stepmom” 20 years ago, there were rumors that they FEUDED on the set.  Those rumors weren’t true.Susan was live-Tweeting her show “Feud: Bette and Joan” on Sunday night, when she shared this . . . quote, “Press printed that Julia & I hated each other during Stepmom.  Found out it was my PR person creating rumors.”As you may know, “Feud” is about how BETTE DAVIS and JOAN CRAWFORD almost clawed each other’s eyes out while making the 1962 movie “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?”Susan plays Bette, and JESSICA LANGE plays Joan.  And Susan would like you to know THEY got along fine.  Quote, “Jess & I not only got along great during filming, we’re now dating.”(Ironically, the feud between Bette and Joan was fueled by the press, and people associated with the film, in order to drum up interest.)last_img

How Microsoft’s Surface Event Captured My Attention

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first_imgWhen I heard Microsoft was holding a Surface event today, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Would a new device be announced? Feature improvements to the existing line of Surface products? Who knew? There wasn’t a lot of info I could find online to give me any indication. I don’t have any Surface devices. But I’ve been tempted, especially after reading my friend Brad Colbow’s review of the Surface Pro 4 earlier this year.So at 10am this morning, I opened up a browser tab to watch the livestream.And within the first two minutes, I was captivated. Microsoft kicked off the event with a video focused on accessibility for users and developers. For anyone who’s been reading my blog posts for a while, you know that learning about and helping others to learn about accessibility is a top priority for me. Two hours later, when the Microsoft event finished, you would have seen a stunned look on my face. Followed by me trying to figure out if my annual budget for hardware had a spare $2,999.What Microsoft AnnouncedAfter the video was shown, I have to admit. I thought the event started out slowly. Presentations seemed a bit more scripted than I liked.But Microsoft presenters captured my attention when they announced the creative features in the next Windows 10 upgrade. And they kept my attention as device updates were announced. Along with one amazing new PC. Here’s what I learned.Windows 10 Creators UpdateExpected in spring 2017, the Windows 10 Creators Update is a free upgrade for all Windows 10 users. The update will include many new features and enhancements, including 3D capabilities in some of Microsoft’s most popular applications (the PowerPoint demo was impressive!).The Microsoft Paint application that has been around forever will be updated to Paint 3D. Microsoft Paint gets a huge 3D overhaul https://t.co/Aq9NvUJirK pic.twitter.com/COARYBeJh4— Gizmodo (@Gizmodo) October 26, 2016Paint 3D features include:Ability to create and manipulate 3D objectsScan a 3D object with a phoneMix 2D and 3D objectsPrint 3D objects and share to FacebookThe new My People feature, which will display next to the System Tray, allows you to quickly email, chat, or share with your closest friends. Without having to open up each application to send a message or attach a file. "Our goal is to make sharing on Windows as fast and easy as possible" #MicrosoftEvent pic.twitter.com/EJ6ObQr4ku— Trusted Reviews 📱💻 🎮 (@trustedreviews) October 26, 2016Surface Book i7Where the Microsoft Surface event got really interesting for me was when Panos Panay, Microsoft’s Corporate VP of Devices, took the stage to announce the new Surface Book i7. According to Panos, Surface Book has the highest satisfaction among all Windows or Mac products. #MicrosoftEvent— Deborah Edwards-Onoro (@redcrew) October 26, 2016And he did it in a way that built up the excitement for the product, showing a slick video of the updated laptop/tablet. Available for pre-order from Microsoft for $2,399, the new Surface Book is the most powerful Surface Book ever. With two times as much graphics, performance is doubled. (And their graphics are three times more than the highest end MacBook Pro 13). In addition, the new Surface Book has:Intel Core i7Larger battery with 16 hours of battery lifeRedesigned thermalsSecond fanThe new Surface Book i7 launches in November 2016. Surface StudioThis was the announcement everyone seemed to be waiting for. And boy did it exceed expectations! The new Surface Studio, an all-in-one computer, offers a stunningly thin 28-inch touchscreen display that turns your desk into a studio. The Surface Studio features a 1TB or 2TB drive, 8GB to 32GB of memory, Windows 10 Pro, with a Surface Pen, Surface Keyboard, and Surface Mouse. One of the most interesting features are the arms that hold the display in place; they’re designed with an articulating hinge for easy adjustment. Want to use the touchscreen upright? Sure thing. Prefer to draw on the touchscreen like a drafting table? Move the touchscreen to an angle you prefer (it looked like it can moved to about a 20 degree angle). Up close with the new surface studio in the showcase #microsoftevent pic.twitter.com/mtMZR11MIz— Mary Jo Foley (@maryjofoley) October 26, 2016While the Surface Studio works with pen or touch, what took my breath away was the new Surface Dial, a different kind of input device.The Surface Dial can work onscreen or offscreen, allowing you to use both hands in your designs. It’s a round-shaped object that reminds me of a hockey puck. When the Surface Dial is placed on the screen, it opens up a menu with different options (dependent on what application you’re using). The demo in the Surface Studio video showed a radial color palette menu that allowed the designer to draw a rainbow of colors across the screen. ConclusionToday’s Microsoft Surface event has me excited about Microsoft products! I can’t wait to get my hands on a Surface Studio to try it out, how about you? With today's #MicrosoftEvent, the company is now more innovative than Apple. Ponder that thought. Incredible turn around.— Jonah Emery 🙈🙉🙊 (@JonahEmery) October 26, 2016Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading...RelatedPart 2: Create Inclusive Design Experiences with Accessibility at a Glance VideosWhen I discovered Microsoft's Accessibility at a Glance video series on YouTube last summer, I was excited to share the news of their videos. Each short video (around two minutes) is captioned and offers specific ways to create more accessible Websites Web applications Presentations Videos Microsoft Word documents I highlighted…In "Accessibility"Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development News: May 5, 2017In this week’s web design and development resources roundup, you’ll learn the importance of informed consent for your user research, find a one-day virtual web accessibility conference, discover how to design a custom apartment and have a 3D printer create it, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each…In "Web design & development links"Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development News: March 3, 2017In this week’s web design and development resources roundup, you’ll learn about six new useful guides for user research methods, learn why automated accessibility tools may not be the first tool of choice for an audit, find a slew of resources for learning CSS Grid, and more. If you’re new…In "Web design & development links"last_img

Aussie wins Quiksilver Pro Africa

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first_img23 April 2007A blazing performance by Luke Munro saw the Australian take the inaugural Quiksilver Pro Africa from on-form local hero Jordy Smith at Durban’s New Pier on Sunday.In perfect three to four-foot performance waves that allowed the surfers to cut loose and go for broke, the two surfers went head-to-head, performing an array of radical moves. They included some of the high-risk aerial manoeuvres from Smith that has become his trademark, and some massive carving turns that saw Munro take the title.The last three heats of the round of 16 commenced in perfect offshore three to four-foot waves.No waves and no tacticsIn the first heat to hit the water, South African Davey Weare came up against American Dane Reynolds. In what appeared to be a curious mix of no waves and no tactics, only one wave was ridden by each surfer up until the last minute. As the countdown hit, Weare caught a small wave for a small score and, in the dying seconds, Reynolds picked up a left and fell off. The exchange saw Reynolds through with a winning margin of 0.1.“I really thought I had blown it. Seems like I punched my board for nothing,” said a slightly flustered Reynolds on the beach afterwards. “I can’t believe I won that. I feel kind of bad for Davey, but I’m stoked to get through. No waves came through in our heat and we were just waiting all heat.”The second heat of the day saw Frenchman Mikael Picon defeat Rodrigo Dornelles in a fairly close heat, and the final round of 16 heat saw the final South African Greg Emslie lose to the Hawaiian surfer Roy Powers.‘An honour to defeat a surfer like Greg’“It’s an honour to defeat a surfer like Greg,” said Powers, full of praise for his opponent. “He’s already a legend in his country and in the world of surfing and I’m stoked to beat him. My program for the year is looking good to re-qualify (for the World Championship Tour), but I’m not going to get big-headed about it, there’s still lots of work to be done.”As the quarters hit the water the tide drained and the waves improved for some classic encounters. First up was the Aussie pair of Kieren Perrow and Adrian Buchan, with Buchan getting the nod with some powerful backhand surfing.The Jordy Smith versus Neco Padaratz clash was one of the best of the days, with Smith going ballistic on one wave that included a massive air and a series of powerful manoeuvres to score a perfect 10 points, which was the second 10-point ride of the event. His second wave was a 9.4, leaving Padaratz needing a combination of scores to catch up.Taken to the cleanersAustralian Luke Munro took Dane Reynolds to the cleaners in the perfect New Pier walls, with Reynolds needing a 9.67 score at the end of the heat for victory.“It’s like three to four-foot perfect pointbeak conditions out there,” said Munroe after his quarterfinal victory. “I love these conditions, it’s just like the Gold Coast. I haven’t really been surfing my best so far, but I felt my feet out there in that heat.”The final quarterfinal match-up saw Hawaiian surfer Roy Powers beat French surfer Mikael Picon with the Frenchman needing a 9.93 at the end of his heat.The temperature was soaring on the beach as the semi-finals hit the water.Incredible formJordy Smith carried on with his incredible form by disposing of Adrian Buchan, continuing his tradition of combo’ing his opponents with his progressive aerial surfing. Despite putting on a valiant effort till the last minute, Buchan was eliminated from the event, but his great performance saw him ascending the WQS ratings.In the second semi, Luke Munro charged ahead of the Hawaiian Roy Powers, with a great 9.5 score, as well as a second score of 7.83. This left Powers chasing hard for a good second wave, but he failed to get another good one in the bag.“It was great out there, the waves are so good and they’ve been good all week,” said a stoked Munro on the beach afterwards. “This is such a great time to be in Durban for waves. When we come later in the year the waves are normally not so good, so a week of surf like this makes it so obvious why the event got a prime rating.”The finalThe two competitors paddled out into the final in the prevailing good conditions. It was Smith who started off with a flurry of waves, catching 4 waves before Munro was even on the board. Munro sat and waited for the sets, and the strategy paid off.His opening wave scored an excellent 8.5 points, and this was followed up with a 6.8 ride. Smith, who busted one giant air on his best wave and nearly pulled off a second similar move on the same wave, scored a 7.83 as his best score and was left chasing a 7.48 score.The ocean slowed down a bit towards the end of the final, and a last-gasp attempt by Smith was not enough to for him to get the required score.An elated Luke “Munners” Munro was carried out of the water on the shoulders of his fellow Australian surfers.‘I knew that I had to wait’“I knew that I had to wait for the good ones if I wanted to beat Jordy. He has been on such form all week, and can get high scores on bad waves, so I really needed to focus on the sets,” said a stoked Munro on the beach afterwards.“I’ve been watching Jordy all week, and I knew that I wasn’t going to be able to match him on the airs and supermans on the smaller waves, so my strategy was to wait and it paid off. I’ve had a really bad start to the year so, with this one in the bag, hopefully I can get some momentum going and carry on like this. Jordy has been surfing so good, so it’s great to beat him at his home beach.”Munro won US$15 000 and 3 000 points for his efforts, which lifted him to 13th place on the WQS rankings. For his efforts, Smith climbed to third on the WQS behind Tiago Pires (Portugal) and Neco Padaratz (Brazil).The Virgin Mobile Expression Session saw Heitor Alvez win the prize for the best air, and Travis Logie won the prize for the best wave.Final ResultsQuarter-finalsHeat 1 1st. 14.44pts Adrian Buchan (AUS)2nd. 13.50pts Kieren Perrow (AUS)Heat 21st. 19.40pts Jordy Smith (ZAF)2nd. 15.50pts Neco Padaratz (BRA)Heat 31st. 17.17pts Luke Munro (AUS)2nd. 15.00pts Dane Reynolds (USA)Heat 41st. 17.26pts Roy Powers (HAW)2nd. 11.60pts Mikael Picon (FRA)Semi FinalsHeat 1 1st. 15.67pts Jordy Smith (ZAF)2nd 6.67pts Adrian Buchan (AUS)Heat 21st. 17.33pts Luke Munro (AUS)2nd. 14.83pts Roy Powers (HAW)FinalHeat 1 1st. 15.30pts Luke Munro (AUS)2nd. 14.66pts Jordy Smith (ZAF) SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img

SA women beaten in World Twenty20 semis

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first_img4 April 2014 The South African women’s cricket team bowed out of the ICC World Twenty20 in the semi-finals on Friday, losing to England in Dhaka by nine wickets, with 19 balls remaining, but there were plenty of positives to take away from the tournament.‘Absolutely amazing’ Reflecting on her team’s showing in the event, South African captain Mignon du Preez said at the post-match ceremony: “It’s been absolutely amazing, the way we’ve proved ourselves over and over again. “We have grown so much as a team and we have played as a unit, and the character the girls have shown throughout the tournament has been absolutely amazing, and I am quite a proud captain at the moment. I think we can now go and built on this and come back even stronger.” It was only the second time that South Africa had made the semi-finals of an ICC tournament. Previously they had played in the final four of the 2000 World Cup.‘It’s really exciting’ England captain Charlotte Edwards was happy to reach the World Twenty20 final against Australia, with the teams set to meet in a repeat of the 2012 final. “It’s really exciting. I think the team played exceptionally well today. It was the kind of performance you want to put in in a semi-final,” Edwards said. The Proteas were undone by some poor running between the wickets, with five players being run out, to equal the record for most run outs in a women’s T20 international. England’s greater experience also told against the far younger Proteas.Shrubsole’s impact Their batting was also undermined by England opening bowler Anya Shrubsole, who forced South Africa onto the back foot with two early wickets. The top wicket-taker in the tournament, Shrubsole clean bowled Lizelle Lee with a big in-swinger in the very first over, removing Lee’s leg stump. She followed that up with the wicket of Trisha Chetty in the third over, with another big in-swinger that came in further off the seam, removing Chetty’s middle and leg stumps.‘She did put us under pressure’ “I think Anya bowled really well and she did put us under pressure quite early on, and then those few unlucky run outs [hurt us],” South African captain Mignon du Preez said at the post-match ceremony, “but I think the girls have played well throughout the tournament and it has been absolutely amazing and we’ve really had fun out here.” When Yolandi van der Westhuizen was trapped plumb LBW by Rebecca Grundy in the fourth over for six, the Proteas were in big trouble on 14 for 3. Successive fours by captain Mignon du Preez off Grundy in the sixth over loosened the shackles a little, but Shrubsole bowled through unchanged to finish with a fine return of 2 for 12 in her four overs and was later named player of the match.First run out Du Preez and opener Dane van Niekerk tried to steady the South African ship, but Van Niekerk was run out for seven off 21 deliveries in the tenth over, from a direct hit by wicketkeeper Sarah Taylor. Disappointingly, Van Niekerk did not appear to be running at full pace as she headed to the bowler’s end. Just three balls later, Marizanne Kapp was also run out. She failed to score and once more the dismissal came at the bowler’s end, this time on a throw from England skipper Edwards. With those two run outs, the Proteas had slumped to 33 for 5.Partnership Du Preez and Chloe Tryon then added 33 for the sixth wicket before the South African captain was caught at deep midwicket by Lydia Greenway off the bowling of Rebecca Grundy for a good-looking 23 off 31 deliveries in the 14th over. With the last ball of the 16th over, Sune Luus became the third South African to be run out. Coming back for a second run, she collided with Chloe Tryon, sending both players sprawling on the pitch. Luus quickly got back to her feet, but she was far short of her ground and out for five off of six balls. Shabnim Ismail became the fourth victim of a run out in the 19th over when she played a ball straight to Shrubsole at extra cover and set off for a run, but was run out for six off eight balls.Highest score Tryon was the ninth wicket to fall for the innings’ highest score of 40 off 31 balls, which was also a career best. Her knock included two sixes and three fours. The last of the run out dismissals came on the fifth ball of the last over when Moseline Daniels was out to a direct hit by Natalie Sciver for one. Shrubsole’s devastating burst at the top of the Proteas’ order had led to South Africa needing 80 balls for their first 50. Their second came more quickly, off 38 deliveries, but the numerous run outs led to Du Preez and company being dismissed for only 101.Convincing reply England, in reply, had few problems, with the star opening pair of Charlotte Edwards and Sarah Taylor keeping the scoreboard ticking over nicely until Edwards was caught and bowled by Sune Luus for 35 off 40 balls. By then, however, the total was 67 in the 12th over and England were well on the way to victory. Taylor went on to finish undefeated on 44 off of 45 balls, while Heather Knight weighed in with 21 off of 16 deliveries.last_img