US athletes jumping into heated presidential race

first_imgWhere did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lakers legends Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar also back Clinton’s bid to become the first female US president, as does the owner of the Dallas Mavericks Mark Cuban.Martina NavratilovaOnce one of the world’s top tennis players and a gay rights activist, Navratilova has made no secret of her support for Clinton. She regularly praises Clinton and disparages Trump on her Twitter account.Another female tennis legend, Billie Jean King, also supports the Democratic candidate.Hope SoloThe US women’s football goalie considers Clinton “the best candidate, the best leader, the best diplomat.”Solo especially has high praise for Clinton’s agenda to close the gender pay gap. The football star is one of several members of the US women’s team to file a complaint against US Soccer in March 2016 alleging wage discrimination.Team Trump Mike TysonThe heavyweight boxing champion has thrown his heft behind Trump, saying he and the billionaire are “really good friends.” MOST READ Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports READ: NBA: LeBron James backs Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid“Only one person running truly understands the struggles of an Akron child born into poverty,” James wrote.“And when I think about the kinds of policies and the ideas the kids in my foundation need from our government, the choice is clear. That candidate is Hillary Clinton.”Stephen CurryAsked in an interview whom he would support in the 2016 election, the two-time reigning NBA Most Valuable Player replied, “Hillary.”ADVERTISEMENT Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan 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 Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol towncenter_img Here is a rundown of some of the famous US sports figures who have entered the campaign fray:Team Clinton FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentLeBron JamesThe NBA superstar — who plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the key swing state of Ohio — voiced support for Clinton in early October in a piece that ran in the Akron Beacon Journal, his hometown newspaper. 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Westbrook gets another triple-double, Thunder beat Lakers We are young Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. AP FILE PHOTOSLOS ANGELES—As the presidential candidates sprint the final leg of the race for the White House, sports luminaries are lining up behind their preferred candidates.LeBron James, Stephen Curry and Martina Navratilova have said they will vote for Democrat Hillary Clinton on November 8, while Republican candidate Donald Trump has the support of Mike Tyson, Jack Nicklaus and Dennis Rodman.ADVERTISEMENT READ: Caitlyn Jenner: Easier to come out as trans than Republican“Our best hope to get back to a constitutional government… is in the Republican Party,” said Jenner.Dennis RodmanThe former Chicago Bulls teammate of basketball legend Michael Jordan is hoping for a Trump victory.“@realDonaldTrump has been a great friend for many years,” the eccentric former NBA player tweeted. “We don’t need another politician, we need a businessman like Mr. Trump! Trump 2016.”Besides his basketball talents, Rodman is also known for his many piercings and tattoos, as well as his controversial travels to North Korea.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Boxing promoter Don King has also stepped out in favor of Trump.Jack NicklausThe former top golfer who has 18 career major championships to his name voiced admiration for Trump in May.“I like what Donald has done,” he said in a network television interview. “I like that he’s turning America upside down.John Daly, winner of two major titles in the 90s, also praised Trump’s candidacy on Twitter: “That’s y I luv my friend @realDonaldTrump he’s not politics he’s business! It’s what our country needs.”Tom BradyBrady, the star quarterback of the New England Patriots, has called Trump a friend but has not publicly endorsed him for president.Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan and New York Jets owner Woody Johnson have offered their support to the real estate mogul.Caitlyn JennerJenner, the 1976 Olympic decathlon champion once known as Bruce, is an avowed Republican who defended transgender rights on the sidelines of the Republican convention that nominated Trump to run for president. PH among economies most vulnerable to virus EDITORS’ PICK View commentslast_img read more

Couples golf tournament raises US$30,000 for Bahamas hurricane relief

first_imgThe 13th annual Couples Resorts Negril Charity Golf Tournament did their philanthropic best to help the hurricane-ravaged islands in The Bahamas as US$30,000 was raised towards the worthy cause. The majority of that funds came via an online raffle that the resort chain had set up with the rest coming from their golf tournament, which was held at the Negril Hills Golf Club on Sunday. A small part of the funds will be disbursed to the Montego Bay Animal Haven to offset the administrative cost associated with the running of their shelter. Some 42 golfers descended on the Negril Hills course to take part in the annual two-man scrambl format golf tournament, and in the end, it was the local pair of Phillip Wilson and Nadine Godfrey with a net score of 62, that walked away with the top prize of a three-night stay at Couples Swept Away or Couples Negril. Murine Blake and Vernal Campbell, who shot a combined gross score of 67, took top spot in that category. Former Cricket West Indies President Dave Cameron and his playing partner Sherard Philbert finished in second place with a net score of 64.75, while the second-place gross score went to Neville Carr and Paul Arthurs. The third-place net score of 64.75 went to Steve Richards and Norris Scafe. American Mike Hefty secured the putting contest title. Good cause In the meantime, Couples Resorts CEO Glen Lawrence, who placed fifth along with playing partner Richard White, said the day was a well-received one and all in a good cause. “We all saw the images coming out of The Bahamas with the devastation of Hurricane Dorian. Right away, we said that we are all Caribbean people and we felt that this would be an appropriate contribution to make to all the people who have been hit very hard. Jamaica is also prone to these kinds of disaster and when we look at it, The Bahamas are our neighbours, and we always try our best be good neighbours,” said Lawrence. The annual charity golf tournament was sponsored by Digicel Business, Cable and Wireless Business, FirstCaribbean Bank, VIP Attractions and CPJ.last_img read more

Southampton still chasing Napoli striker – but won’t pay more than £13m

first_img Manolo Gabbiadini 1 Southampton will not up their offer of £13million for Napoli striker Manolo Gabbiadini.The Saints are trying to bring in a forward during the current transfer window as they continue to cope without the injured Charlie Austin.Gabbiadini is their preferred target and reports last Friday claimed they had submitted an offer of £13m.That is some way short of Napoli’s £20m asking price, though, and the Italian club are expected to reject the bid.However, according to Corriere dello Sport, the Serie A side need to be wary of snubbing the approach as Southampton will not up their offer.At present, Saints are the only club to make a formal bid for Gabbiadini and as such they are refusing to pay over the odds for his services.last_img read more

In-demand Ajax star ‘wants Man United or Spurs move this summer’, talkSPORT told

first_img LATEST Getty Man Utd manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer shows off his moves as he practices in his garage targets The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star The versatile 22-year-old has been linked with a host of clubs, including Barcelona – where team-mate Frenkie de Jong has already moved and Matthijs de Ligt could join him.But a number of English clubs are also keen on the midfielder after his impressive campaign, ending the season with 17 goals and 13 assists for Ajax.And Dutch journalist Van de Kraan says Van de Beek’s agent told him joining Spurs or United would be ‘right up his street’.LIVE: Keep up with the latest transfer news and gossip with talkSPORT’s live blog! 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Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer REVEALED In-demand Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek ‘has his eyes set on the Premier League’ and would like to join either Manchester United or Tottenham this summer.That’s according to Dutch football expert Marcel Van der Kraan, who joined talkSPORT on Monday to bring us the latest football news and gossip from the Netherlands.Van de Beek is one of a number of Ajax stars who have been linked with moves away after the club’s Eredivisie title win and stunning run to the Champions League semi-finals. targets Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 1 IN DEMAND LIVING THE DREAM Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland “I think he’s got his eyes set on a club like Man United or Tottenham Hotspur.“I’ve been talking to his agent, and he said if that would materialise it would be something right up his street.”Listen back to talkSPORT’s Dutch transfer update IN FULL above! TOP WORK Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:40Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%Stream Type LIVERemaining Time -2:40 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenlast_img read more

Keeping Your Cloud Presence Straight: Spiceworks Launches Free Detection Feature

first_imgIf your boss asked you to identify all of the various SaaS-based providers that are being used across your corporate network, how long would it take you to put together a report? This isn’t academic: As more of your end-users sign up for these cloud-based services, it becomes increasingly harder to maintain the appropriate enterprise security policies as the number and kinds of files stored there increases.One solution is to set up stringent firewall policies to block these services, or at least make using them more onerous. But there is another way: better and easier reporting. That is the route that Spiceworks is taking today with an enhancement to its v6.0 service that includes cloud discovery services.“Knowing which cloud services are running on my network is essential to maintaining security and helping save money,” said Andy Phelps, an IT Manager at HPS Group and a Spiceworks user. “The new free cloud service discovery features offered by Spiceworks make it simple for me to monitor cloud services usage and to find out more about the various offerings available for my business.”The service supposedly can detect “up to more than 40 different providers,” including Amazon’s S3, Carbonite, Checkpoint, Citrix, Dropbox, LogMeIn, McAfee, Mozy, Rackspace, Sophos, Symantec and VMWare. You can automatically scan your networks to see exactly which cloud services are in use and by whom. Spiceworks is a large community-driven monitoring and troubleshooting service, all of which is free of charge. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#cloud#Cloud Providers 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting david strom Related Posts last_img read more

Twitter Unveils A New Time-Waster: Tracking Your Popularity

first_imgYou can now go back through your entire Twitter history to see how many people actually see your tweets, thanks to Twitter’s now publicly available Twitter analytics dashboard. (Check it out here.)FavoriteOriginally reserved for advertisers and verified users, Twitter is making the dashboard available to everyone who uses the service.The dashboard lets you see how many people saw your tweet; how many interacted with it by favoriting, replying, clicking on a link or retweeting; and the “engagement rate,” or the percentage of people who saw the tweet and actually interacted with it.One downside, however, is that you can’t sort tweets by impressions or engagements—you’ll have to manually scroll through your entire history. (Another is that you can spend a lot of time obsessing over this stuff, at least if you’re a regular Twitter user.)It’s a handy dashboard for figuring out which tweets are the most popular. By browsing through your past history, you may get a sense of how well future tweets may do. Absolutely thrilled to open up access to http://t.co/wcU6oj9hFM to EVERYONE. Check it out, and let us know what you think!— Ian Chan (@chanian) August 27, 2014Lead illustration by Nigel Sussman for ReadWrite Tags:#analytics#Dashboard#social media#twitter Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Related Posts Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro…center_img The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos selena larson A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

Cybersecurity Industry Outlook Video for Executives

first_imgMatthew Rosenquist’s cybersecurity industry outlook presentation to business executives and distinguished government guests at the Cyberstrat14 security conference in Helsinki Finland.Listen to Matthew, as he discusses the importance of leadership, long term trends in the industry, and how security is an evolving problem with no easy solution.  Certain fundamentals ring true in managing cybersecurity risks.  The keys to success and sustainability include communicating and leveraging peers and experts across the industry, setting the right goals for optimal risk, implementing best processes and practices, and leading with clear purpose.last_img read more

IPL scandal: 12 players, 3 new teams named in Mudgal report

first_imgMore than a dozen players from five different Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises with “unverified” allegations against them have been named in the sealed Justice Mukul Mudgal report on corruption in the IPL, said a report in The Indian Express on Thursday.The 12-13 players belong to Chennai Super Kings, Rajasthan Royals, whose owners are already being investigated in the corruption scandal, and three other teams, said the report.The Express report said, “Besides the dozen-odd players from three teams, the confidential report has also listed allegations against at least three IPL office bearers, it is learnt… the report is also believed to contain allegations – based on recorded testimonies of witnesses – against owners of teams other than CSK and RR.”The Mudgal report, which was submitted to the apex court on February 10, had indicted Srinivasan’s son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan for being involved in ‘betting and passing on information’ regarding the Chennai Super Kings, of which he called himself ‘team principal’. While India Cements later tried to distance him from the franchise, the panel held that Gurunath was a ‘team official’ according to the definitions in the IPL code of conduct and operational rules. In addition, the panel raised questions over Srinivasan’s conflicts of interest, which it said could have “large scale ramifications” on cricket.It also wants further investigation into allegations of betting against Rajasthan Royals co-owners Raj Kundra and Shilpa Shetty. Perhaps the scariest aspect of the committee’s report was the links it found between the “players/administrators/politicians and declared terrorists and the underworld”.advertisementThe next date of hearing in the Supreme Court is April 16, the day the first phase of the seventh season of IPL begins in the UAE.last_img read more

ISL: Kerala Blasters beat Delhi Dynamos on penalties to setup summit clash vs Atletico de Kolkata

first_imgKerala Blasters defeated Delhi Dynamos via penalty shoot-out in the semi-final second leg to enter the final of the Indian Super League (ISL) here on Wednesday.Delhi were leading 2-1 at the end of the regulation 90 minutes. But with Kerala having won the first leg 1-0, the teams were locked 2-2 on aggregate.With both teams unable to score over 30 minutes of extra-time, Kerala upstaged the hosts 3-0 in the penalty shoot-out and earned the right to meet Atletico de Kolkata in Sunday’s final.Marcelinho Leite Pereira (21st minute) and Rubn Gonzlez Rocha (45th+) scored for Delhi while Duckens Nazon got the only goal for Kerala.In the penalty shoot-out, Josu Currais Prieto, Kervens Belfort and Mohammed Rafique got their attempts on target while done of the Delhi players could hold their nerve.Delhi were reduced to 10 men when Milan Singh was sent off for a rough challenge on Mehtab Hussain. But the hosts did well to give a tough fight despite the one-man deficit and in fact created more scoring chances than their opponents.Kolkata and Kerala had met in the final of the inaugural edition in 2014 as well with the former emerging as the champions.The boys from the south will be raring to win on Sunday and erase the memories of that painful defeat.Both teams started off on an aggressive note with Kerala catching the rather off-colour Delhi defence on the wrong foot time and again.At the other end of the pitch, Kerala goalkeeper Sandip Nandy was not in the best of form, committing a host of errors.advertisementThe former East Bengal goalkeeper was guilty of some poor coordination as a poor clearance from defender Kadio saw Marcelinho in posession inside the Kerala penalty box and the Brazilian cashed in by handing Delhi the lead.The Dynamos had the last laugh in the opening 45 minutes after Ruben gave his team the lead again in added time.A freekick from Marcos Tebar saw Ruben rise high and sneak the goal home even as goalkeeper Sandip Nandy missed the flight and Kadio couldn’t head it away.Delhi were leading in this game but the teams were tied on aggregate which meant both teams needed another goal. That goal did not happen all through the 90 minutes but it were Delhi who clearly enjoyed the upperhand.Delhi infact can count themselves unlucky as defender Sandesh Jhingan proved to be Kerala’s saviour with a timely goal-line clearance.Kerala, on the other hand, had their chances with Antonio German firing a long ranger wide from a good position and C.K. Vineeth’s diving header missing the target.In the first half of extra time alone, Delhi came close several times to scoring the goal that would have mattered.Florent Malouda was the man in form and he forced goalkeeper Nandy to make two good saves.Once, Nandy’s save saw the rebound fall for Marcelinho but his attempt sailed just wide of the target.Another Marcelinho header from close range fell into the waiting hands of the goalkeeper.Missed the nail-biting penalty shoot-out? We’ve got you covered! Watch how the drama unfolded in Delhi.#ISLMoments #DELvKER #LetsFootball pic.twitter.com/uDbmYiOKVs Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) December 14, 2016last_img read more

IPL 2018: Kolkata Knight Riders begin preparation for upcoming season

first_imgSans skipper Dinesh Karthik, two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Monday, began their first practice session ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) season at the Jadavpur University second campus ground in Salt Lake.Newly-appointed captain Karthik became the toast of the nation after his freak cameo of 28 not out from just eight balls, guiding India to a last-ball victory over Bangladesh in the Nidahas Trophy T20 tri-series final in Colombo on Sunday.With five runs needed in the last ball, Karthik hit a six in dramatic fashion to seal the deal.KKR, no doubt will be bolstered by his presence, and he is expected to join the squad later this month along with coach and South African legendary all-rounder Jacques Kallis.There was no net session on Monday afternoon as the men in purple decided to start their pre-season training with light warm-up sessions.A total of 11 players including vice-captain Robin Uthappa sweated it out.The players included India’s Under-19 World Cup winning pair of Shubman Gill and Kamlesh Nagarkoti, pacer R. Vinay Kumar, batsman Ishank Jaggi and West Indies recruit Javon Searless.KKR will begin their campaign at home against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on April 8.last_img read more