SEA Games: Carlos Yulo picks up another silver in still rings

first_imgTaal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down View comments Yulo now has four medals, two of which are gold, with his sight set on possibly adding three more golds when he competes in vault, horizontal bars and parallel bars on Wednesday. Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China Carlos Yulo at the still rings during the gymnastics competition of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines — Carlos Yulo pumped his fist in the air after sticking his landing off an acrobatic dismount from the Still Rings that triggered a roar from the raucous crowd at Rizal Memorial Stadium Tuesday.Yulo knew his scintillating performance was enough to medal. It just so happened it wasn’t good enough to win the gold.ADVERTISEMENT No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesday Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, other stars react to Oscar nominationscenter_img MOST READ ‘People evacuated on their own’ SEA Games: Pentaque, lawn bowls events rescheduled Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee NFA assures ample rice supply in ashfall, eruption-affected areas Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) The 19-year-old Yulo settled for the silver medal for two events in a row on Tuesday after also finishing second in the pommel horse.Yulo was the favorite to win the gold in the rings after earning a 13.733 from the judges.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4But his lead didn’t last long as Vietnam’s Nam Dang surpassed him to take the gold with a 13.867.Dwi Arifin of Indonesia also posted a similar score as Yulo to take home the silver.last_img read more

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Cancer.vive riders bring awareness, hope

first_imgThe provinces of Gauteng, North West, Limpopo and Mpumalanga will be covered on the 1 995km journey undertaken by the riders. (Image: Cancer.vive)What better way to get first-hand experience of beating cancer than from a cancer survivor? The fifth annual Cancer.vive Awareness Ride brings you this experience.Over 65 cancer survivors aim to get people in the provinces of Gauteng, North West, Limpopo and Mpumalanga talking about cancer as they embark on a 1 995km ride, stopping in towns along the route to educate residents about how to detect cancer at an early stage, and how to get appropriate treatment.The journey undertaken will proceed as pictured.(Image: Cancer.vive)The Cancer.vive Awareness Ride is a project of People Living with Cancer. The latter was established in 2002 by Carl Liebenberg and Linda Greeff, both of whom are cancer survivors, to provide a national support structure for people living with cancer, cancer survivors and their families.Janie du Plessis, chief executive of People Living with Cancer, explained the thinking behind the organisation, saying to SA Goodnews: “Being diagnosed with cancer has an enormous impact on your life. We aim to make people diagnosed feel that they are not alone, and let them know that many cancers have a very high survival rate if caught early enough.“We also don’t leave them without support, but connect them to Cancer Buddies, a project that assists patients and their families through diagnosis and treatment.”Spar and Revlon are the main sponsors of the ride, with Triumph, Caltex, Imperial Ford and Mazda, Meadow Feeds and Netcare 911 also contributing to the cause.“Spar is proud to once again be involved as sponsors of this vital cause,” said Helen Barrett, Spar group advertising and promotions manager. “We feel it is of critical importance that more people are made aware of cancer and how to detect the early warning signs.”Adele du Plessis, Revlon communications manager, said the cosmetics company was honoured to be involved in raising awareness around this cause and the ways and means of beating it. “The sincere dedication of the Cancer.vive team perfectly reflects the core principles of our company,” said Du Plessis.SURVIVOR DRIVEN PROJECTThe Cancer.vive Awareness Ride is a survivor-driven project that uses performing arts, music, poetry, dance and storytelling to celebrate victory over the disease.According to the organisation’s website, statistics show more people die of cancer than of Aids-related illness, tuberculosis and malaria combined, and therefore the focus of the rally is to care, support and create awareness.The ride aims to leave the communities the group has visited with a better understanding of the various “shy” cancers, as they are known, such as breast, prostate, testicle, cervix, ovary, rectal and colon, as well as to establish support structures. After the Cancer.Vive visit, people will be better informed about how to identify the cancer warning signs and care for cancer patients in their midst.Over the past four years, the rally has entertained, engaged and educated more than 180 000 people through travels over a distance of 10 000km. It has visited eight provinces and shared the message in seven languages.last_img read more

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New Technology That Raises Security Concerns at the Office

first_imgI’m all about engagement, sharing and oversharing when it comes to social media. I also absolutely love technology. My life is surrounded by it. Not only is it part of my job, but I use apps like Yelp to select places to eat when I’m traveling. I also rent clothing for special events using apps like Rent the Runway. I’m leveraging technology for productivity and life efficiency. My goal is to not go to the store. I absolutely hate it. It’s a complete waste of my time which is why I use websites like Soap.com for online and automated ordering. A day later they deliver everything you need right to your door.WORKPLACE SECURITY & TECHNOLOGYThe percentage of employee’s who are leveraging technology like I am in their daily lives is increasingly at an amazing rate. We are trading privacy for performance and ease of use with tools apps, mobile phones and navigation systems in our cars getting us from point a to point b. Outside of the workplace and corporate environment, technology is changing, growing and evolving at lightening speed. The consumer technology marketplace is booming. Even the post office is testing the use of drone delivery mail service. Our lives will never really be the same.Companies can control and monitor technology use and adoption but only on their own systems. This is the biggest concern and threat as an employer. Cyber attacks and hacking should certainly be a huge concern, but equally important is that security risks and privacy concerns as well as threats that are coming from your own employees.SECURITY CONCERNS FOR EMPLOYERSI don’t believe that these leaks and compromises by your employees are all intentional. Most don’t understand the law, company requirements or how powerful for a competitor access to your proprietary information can be. These unintentional risks are the biggest threat to your company.Self-destructing text messages. Apps like WhatsApp and Snapchat already offer self-destructing messages for users. I’m more concerned about yesterday’s announcement from Apple in that self-destructing text messages will become a standard offering on Apple iPhones with IOS 8. This is a huge concern and risks that companies need to consider as the supreme court considers text messaging similar to email. This likely in direct violation of your company’s data and information retention policies.Connectifier. As a recruiter and sourcer, I absolutely love this tool. Read about it here. It gives me email, phone and social media information of a person when I view their profile on Twitter, Quora and LinkedIn. No more email list buying or wasting time worrying over InMail response rates. I can connect with you all the time anytime. I’ve scared my share of candidates as I’ve been testing the service. If you read the TOS, they are collecting information from any open tab on the browser where the extension is installed. Companies need to be aware of the apps and tools employees are using as they might be compromising the organization and putting them at risk. Your security team should be aware of extensions and different tools employees are using for work and the information those tools are gathering about your company.Wearable tech like Google Glass. Tech like this allows me to shoot video and take pictures either by touching my Glass or by voice. While I don’t have x-ray vision, I am able to instantly upload and record information completely hands free. The current version of Glass is part of a closed beta program. However, it should be available to the general public later this year. The tech right now (seen above) is big and clunky so it’s easy to see. Google recently filed a patent for contact lenses that take pictures and record video. Employers should be aware that in the years at follow, we won’t be able to tell who is wearing wearable tech like Google Glass and if/when big brother is watching.Earful and Anonymous Apps for the Workplace. A new app was released last month for anonymous communication based on the app Secret.ly but exclusively for company employees. Called Earful and available on Apple’s iTunes, employees from an organization can join by downloading the app and can post their workplace secrets and opinions both good and bad anonymously with one another completely oblivious to their employer and management team. Employees verify that they work at a company through LinkedIn, and they can begin sharing with each other anonymously. Managers don’t know that the sharing is happening. It’s the workplace grapevine meets technology meets mobile all in one, and that’s downright scary.The future or technology is driven by demand as well as the desire for information, particularly how we live our lives so that companies can better target us as consumers and citizens in this new global and 24 hour economy. Employers need to stay up to date on technology trends and really sit down and consumer how these consumer and corporate products and services will impact their company’s security, privacy and business strategies.To read the original blog post, please click here.last_img read more

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Tihar shows the way

first_imgNew Delhi’s Tihar Jail has always prided itself as being a cut above the others in the country. It has held VIPs and conmen and murderers and thieves, but it also has an aggressive programme to engage prisoners through “extra curricular” activities like yoga, sports, computer education and so on.Instead of getting into drugs and violence which are endemic in prisons, the inmates are entertained, as well as provided an opportunity to do something productive.Tihar’s latest experiment is a project in using the universal love for music to engage its inmates. The 18th century poet and playwright William Congreve once said, “Music has charms to soothe a savage breast.” He may not quite have had rock music in mind, but the general idea is the same.A recent rock concert for the inmates featured several Delhi bands as well as an in-house group, “Flying Souls”, which pointed to the ways in which innovative ideas can be used to occupy prison inmates in some fruitful and pleasant activity.last_img read more

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Steve Smith equals Michael Hussey’s Ashes record for most consecutive fifties

first_imgFormer Australia captain Steve Smith equalled Michael Hussey’s record for the most successive fifties in The Ashes on Sunday with his 25th Test half-century in the ongoing match against England at Edgbaston.Smith’s fifty was his sixth in succession which is the joint-most along with Hussey in The Ashes. Smith also joined an elite group of players who have scored a hundred and a fifty in the same Test match for the ninth time.Smith equalled legends Allan Border and Kumar Sangakkara’s tally of 9 instances of scoring a century and a fifty in the same Test match. Only Jacques Kallis (11) and Ricky Ponting (10) have managed the feat on more occasions.Smith had scored a superb 144 off 219 balls in the first innings and led a miraculous fight back for the team on his comeback Test match. Smith rescued the side with three big partnerships as Australia recovered from 99 for 4 to post 284 in the first innings.Smith added 64 runs for the fourth wicket with Travis Head and then joined forces with the last-two batsmen – Peter Siddle and Nathan Lyon – to added another 88 and 74 runs for the 9th and 10th wickets respectively, which gave Australia a total to fight with.England in reply scored 374 in their first innings thanks to Rory Burns’s maiden hundred. The hosts then reduced Australia to 75 for 3 on Day 3 before Smith once again took control of the situation and bailed his side out of trouble with a gritty half-century.At the time of writing this report, Smith was batting with Travis Head with Australia’s lead reaching 73 as their score read 163 for 3 in 43 overs. Smith is batting on 63 while Head is on 38 with their 4th-wicket partnership reaching 88 off 150 balls.advertisementSteve Smith. Fifty. Just getting started: https://t.co/adY5nEzxYR #Ashes pic.twitter.com/4v89ejATp5cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) August 4, 2019The boos and jeers that Smith has been receiving from the hostile English crowd seems to be working in his favour as he has let his bat do the talking throughout this Test match.Smith, who is making a return to Test cricket in this match after serving out his one-year ball-tampering ban, has scored over 1000 runs in his last 10 Ashes innings with his last six scores reading – 239, 76, 102 not out, 83, 144 and 63 not out in this Test match.Also Read | England vs Australia Ashes 2019, 1st Test Day 4 Live ScoreAlso Read | Absolute load of rubbish: Ricky Ponting backs ex-captain Steve Smith to advise Tim PaineAlso Read | Ashes 1st Test: England need to find a way to get ‘world class’ Steve Smith out, says Chris Woakeslast_img read more

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Photos: Jim Harbaugh Hung Out With Legendary NASCAR Driver Jeff Gordon Today

first_imgHead coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines blows whistle before start of the game.EAST LANSING, MI – OCTOBER 29: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines looks on during warm ups prior to playing the Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium on October 29, 2016 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Jim Harbaugh has gotten to hang out with a lot of interesting people since he’s become the head coach of Michigan. Today, it was legendary NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon who paid the khaki-loving leader of the Maize and Blue a visit. Harbaugh even presented Gordon with a customized No. 24 Michigan jersey. Twenty-four was the number of Gordon’s car during his driving career. Great to have @JeffGordonWeb meet with @CoachJim4UM today!#GoBlue pic.twitter.com/COEGEwFv85— Michigan Athletics (@UMichAthletics) March 30, 2016Harbaugh sure is a popular guy, except for maybe in Ohio.last_img read more

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Video: This Epic Fan-Made Miami Hype Video Will Get You Fired Up For 2016

first_imgMiami player levels a Florida State player.MIami is looking to kick off the Mark Richt era with a bang in 2016, hoping to ride veteran quarterback Brad Kaaya to the ACC title game – and beyond. So to make sure Hurricanes fans are ready to bring the ruckus this season, YouTuber Michael Laureano put together this awesome 2016 Miami hype video. Mr. All of it posted the video to Twitter.Miami is scheduled to kick off the season September 3 at home against FAMU at 6 p.m. ET.last_img

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Concordia Maritime Pens SaleLeaseback for Stena Supreme

first_imgzoom Swedish tanker shipping company Concordia Maritime has entered into a sale and leaseback agreement for the 158,000 dwt Suezmax tanker Stena Supreme.Under the deal with a Japanese ship owning company, the vessel will be chartered back on a bareboat basis for a period of 12 years, with annual purchase options from year three onwards. The company said that the senior debt funding will be provided by one of Japan’s ‘mega banks’.Concordia Maritime said that the transaction, which is scheduled for late November, gives rise to an accounting profit of around USD 1.8 million and a positive liquidity effect of USD 22 million.“The leaseback arrangement means that we can continue employing Stena Supreme in the successful Stena Sonangol Suezmax pool for many years to come,” Kim Ullman, CEO of Concordia Maritime, said.Less than a month ago, the company entered a sale and leaseback agreement for the IMOIIMAX tanker Stena Image with a Japanese financial institution.Ullman added that both of these transactions are a way of preparing the company “for a subdued market situation and good business opportunities that may arise. We are not sitting still, but are actively working on the fleet’s structure and disposition.”With the transactions, the company said that it is taking a further step into the Japanese financing market, and added that it is “continuously evaluating the possibility of similar arrangements.”last_img read more

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Canopy Growth Constellation 5billion deal to be reviewed by federal government

first_imgOTTAWA – The federal government says it will review Constellation Brand Inc.’s proposed $5 billion investment in Canopy Growth Corp.The alcohol giant announced earlier this month it would invest in the Smiths Falls, Ont.-based marijuana producer, giving it a 38 per cent stake in the company.The department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada says in a statement that the deal is subject to review under the Investment Canada Act.It says all foreign investment transactions, such as this one, will be reviewed on its merits based on the overall economic benefit for Canada.The department says the government must review proposed acquisitions of Canadian businesses by foreign companies when the value of the business is $1.5 billion or more for investments originating in trade-agreement-partner countries.Canopy Growth previously said the capital will be used to fuel its accelerated global growth.Companies in the story (TSX:WEED)last_img read more

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If Oppn wins there will be a new PM every day Shah

first_imgRewa (MP): BJP president Amit Shah said Saturday that if an alliance of Opposition parties comes to power, there will be a different prime minister every day. The Opposition is leaderless, Shah said at an election rally at Govindgarh in Rewa district, Madhya Pradesh.”Friends, tell me who will be the leader of the alliance…. I am asking who will be their leader, but there is no reply,” he said. Quoting a WhatsApp message sent by a BJP worker, he said, “…if an alliance government is formed at the Center, on Monday, Mayawati will be PM, Tuesday Akhilesh (Yadav), Wednesday Sharad Pawar, Thursday (H D) Devegowda, Friday Chandra Babu (Naidu), Saturday Mamata Didi (Mamata Banerjee) and on Sunday the country will go on holiday!” Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework”Can a country be run like this? The country needs a strong leader and a strong government at the Center. Congress government will not help the poor. It will not fight terrorism and give a befitting reply to Pakistan. Only Prime Minister Narendra Modi can give a befitting reply to Pakistan,” the BJP chief said. Referring to National Conference leader Omar Abdullah’s suggestion that Jammu and Kashmir should have a separate prime minister, Shah alleged that the Congress wanted the same. “But the Modi government will never allow secession (of Kashmir) from India,” he said. Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygenOn Congress leader Sam Pitroda’s statement that India should hold talks with Pakistan, he said, “Rahul Baba’s guru Sam Pitroda made a statement….tell me, should we talk to those who killed our 40 jawans (in Pulwama terror attack) or should we attack them? This is a Narendra Modi government which will reply to gunfire with a ombshell.” When the whole country was rejoicing over India taking revenge of the Pulwama attack (by conducting air strike at Balakot in Pakistan), Shah alleged that there was gloom only in Pakistan and “at (houses of) Rahul Gandhi and (Madhya Pradesh chief minister) Kamal Nath”. Congress leaders were sad after the Balakot air strike because “their vote bank was sad”, he added. Even if people do not wish to vote for the development carried out under the BJP, they should elect Modi (as PM) for strengthening the country’s security, he said.last_img read more

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