No Ateneo-La Salle rivalry in PBA as Pessumal learns from ex-Archers

first_imgShanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Pessumal, who had eight points in his Globalport debut, is now under former La Salle head coach Franz Pumaren and is teamed up with former Green Archers Rico Maierhofer and Mike Cortez.Despite their rival schools in the UAAP, the rookie said the two have been nothing short of buddies for him.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad Ali“I grew up watching coach Franz coach La Salle, Mike Cortez is there, Rico Maierhofer is there,” said Pessumal, who was with Ateneo since his formative years. “But these guys, they’re the nicest guys you’d meet. I feel like they welcomed me so well… I think the Ateneo-La Salle rivalry doesn’t carry over to the PBA because we’re all pros.”“They made it a point that I’d feel comfortable with them. I’m learning a lot especially from coach Franz, Mike and the guys I never thought I’d talk to.” EDITORS’ PICK Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports We are young 10 teams eyed for 2017 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup MOST READ 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercisecenter_img PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Globalport rookie Von Pessumal. PBA IMAGESVon Pessumal may have played just 19 minutes in the PBA, but the former Ateneo gunner seems to have acclimated to the league’s culture.His collegiate experiences, including the fierce rivalries, are now in his rearview mirror.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 Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Pessumal, though, has one small problem.Being with Ateneo for practically all his life, he’s never worn any green and joining a team which shares a similar color with La Salle forced Pessumal to do a lot of shopping.“I never played in a green jersey, and when I got drafted by Globalport, I had to retool my wardrobe,” said Pessumal, laughing. “Everything is blue, but it’s all good.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Nasri relieved City transfer saga over

first_img0Shares0000MANCHESTER, United Kingdom August 25 – Samir Nasri admits he was relieved to finally join Manchester City after the France star completed his long-awaited escape from Arsenal.Nasri’s £24 million switch to Eastlands was sealed on Wednesday after he passed a medical and he is likely to go straight into Roberto Mancini’s squad for Sunday’s Premier League match against Tottenham at White Hart Lane. The 24-year-old had been made to wait several weeks to leave Arsenal as Gunners boss Arsene Wenger fought to hold onto him and the former Marseille star admitted he was frustrated that it took so long.City had been chasing Nasri for several months but the transfer looked as though it might stall when Mancini warned Wenger that he could pull out of the deal if Nasri featured in Wednesday’s Champions League tie against Udinese as that would stop him playing for City in the competition.However, Wenger had already reluctantly accepted that he had to sell an unsettled player with only one year left on his contract.“It is a big relief. It was a long negotiation and discussion between the two clubs and now I am finally a City player. That is what I wanted from the start. I’m really happy,” Nasri told City’s website.“I was a little bit frustrated because I said to the manager (Wenger) I wanted to leave. I stayed for the whole pre-season, but I wanted to do the pre-season with Manchester, so then I can know my team-mates a little more.“I was a bit frustrated. It is a big day for me. It is a new start and I’m looking forward to doing it.”Nasri had been the target for abuse from Arsenal fans angry at his decision to leave and he was quick to take the opportunity to claim City’s supporters were far more passionate than the Gunners’ faithful.“The (City) fans are really passionate. It reminds me a little of Marseille. Arsenal have good fans but not so passionate since they moved to the Emirates from Highbury,” he said.“I remember when we lost 3-0 at City the crowd was amazing. That is what I want when I play football.”Nasri, who scored 15 goals and earned a nomination for PFA Player of the Year last season, is expected to double his wages as City’s Abu Dhabi-based owners take their spending since the end of last season to over £70 million.Mancini splashed out £38 million on club record signing Sergio Aguero, while he had already raided Arsenal to sign French left-back Gael Clichy for £7 million and also bought Montenegro defender Stefan Savic for £6 million.“He’s a fantastic player because he has technique, he has mentality,” Mancini added.“I knew him when he played for Marseille. I followed him when I was at Inter and we wanted to take him five years ago.“But I think in the last few years in the Premier League he’s improved a lot. Now I think he’s a top player.”Nasri admitted he talked to Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira, now City’s football development executive, before agreeing the move.“It was important to have advice from people who know the club well and know the difference between Arsenal and Manchester City,” he said.“Patrick is a legend in France. When a player like this tells you Manchester City is the place to be, that it is the club of the future and wants to win everything, you have to listen to this.“I am here to play football and to win titles, not for the sun or things like that.”Nasri’s departure is another massive blow for Wenger, who was forced to sell captain Cesc Fabregas to Barcelona last week after accepting defeat in his battle to persuade the Spaniard to ignore the overtures from his home-town club.Wenger desperately needs new recruits to improve several weak spots in his squad and moves for Bolton defender Gary Cahill and Rennes midfielder Yann M’Vila said to be high on his agenda, but he has just seven days until the transfer window shuts.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Consumers report false credit card billings

first_img 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The theft wasnt easy to spot because the charges appeared, at first glance, to be legitimate. A company called Dream Smile deducted $14.95 from her account, while a second, separate company named LeanRX.net withdrew two fees of $69.95 and $74.95. Caiazza did not recognize the company names, so she did an on line search and discovered that hundreds of people across the country have received similar charges from the two companies. For more on this story, pick up tomorrow’s Whittier Daily News. WHITTIER Grace Caiazza checks her bank statements religiously and saves all her receipts she isnt an easy mark for identity thieves. She doesnt use her credit card number online or over the phone and she keeps a vigilant watch over her banking affairs. I always check my bank statements not everybody does that, said Caiazza. But it wasnt enough. Last month, Caiazza noticed nearly $200 in fraudulent charges listed on her bank statement. Caiazzas bank refunded her money immediately, but she was still upset about the charges. I feel violated and angry, she said. It felt like someone broke into my house and robbed it. But, this is more personal. Its not my couch or my goods they took. Its my name, my number.last_img read more

Paul Cook named new Portsmouth manager

first_img Paul Cook 1 Portsmouth have named Paul Cook as their new manager.The 48-year-old moves to Fratton Park from Chesterfield, two days after the Spireites were beaten in the League One play-offs by Preston.Pompey are hoping Cook, their fourth permanent manager in two years, can repeat his feat of guiding Chesterfield out of League Two after two disappointing seasons in the basement division.The south coast club met a release clause in Cook’s contract allowing him to leave the Proact Stadium.Cook said: “I’d like to place on record my thanks to (Chesterfield chief executive) Chris Turner, chairman Dave Allen and the rest of the board for giving me the opportunity to manage such a great club.“I’d like to thank the staff in all departments of the club for everything they have done during my time at the club.“Most importantly, I’d also like to thank the players, who have been fantastic, both on and off the pitch. Finally, thanks to the fans for their superb support.”Cook replaces Andy Awford, who parted company with Pompey last month, with Gary Waddock placed in temporary charge.Portsmouth are in talks with Cook’s assistant, Leam Richardson, about joining him on the south coast.last_img read more

Fenerbahce keen to sign Arda Turan from Barcelona in January

first_img Arda Turan in action for Turkey Turkish giants Fenerbahce are preparing a January swoop for Manchester United target Arda Turan.The out-of-favour Barcelona midfielder is seeking a move away from the Nou Camp, having fallen well down the pecking order.Rumours have surfaced that Barca head coach Ernesto Valverde is unhappy with the Turkish international and is ready to offload him in January.Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho reportedly held talks with Turan over the summer in a bid to convince him to join the Old Trafford club.However, Turan remained in La Liga and now, according to Turkish outlet Mynet, United will face competition for his signature from Fenerbahce.Both clubs are eyeing January moves and it remains to be seen whether Turan favours a switch to the Premier League. 1last_img read more

Pavilion remains mecca to see Rose Parade float decorating

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: John Jackson greets a Christmas that he wasn’t sure he’d seeAs may as 300 council volunteers earn money to help support community programs and activities in Duarte by providing visitor services at the pavilion. The pavilion also is home to Fiesta Parade Floats, one of the leading float builders. Fiesta entered 12 floats in last year’s parade and won eight trophies, including the Sweepstakes Trophy for the most beautiful float for the 13th consecutive year. “Fiesta Parade Floats and the sponsors have entrusted Duarte volunteers to be the lead contact at the site,” said Duarte Mayor Lois Gaston, who volunteers as the event manager. “We start working in July to make sure we offer the viewers, float sponsors and the hundreds of volunteer float decorators every service possible,” she said. “We make sure there is plenty of hot coffee and cold beverages on hand, arrange catering, portable potties, coordinate the tours, order and maintain ample supplies of Rose Parade souvenirs and everything in between,” Gaston said. DUARTE – For a modest fee, visitors to the Buena Vista Pavilion in Duarte can get up close and personal with nine Rose Parade floats prior to the big parade. At 2144 Buena Vista St., the pavilion is the only official Tournament of Roses float decorating and public viewing site outside Pasadena. In its 11th year of operation, the pavilion attracts as many as 40,000 visitors in the four days before the parade. The pavilion is a joint venture of Duarte, City of Hope, the Tournament of Roses and the Duarte Community Coordinating Council. This year, Fiesta is building 11 floats, nine at the pavilion, including the Duarte/City of Hope 34th annual joint entry called “Looking Out for You.” Other floats on view will be the entry from Cerritos, “Nature Rocks,” FTD’s “Jewels of Nature,” Kaiser Permanente’s “A Thriving Imagination,” Oklahoma’s “Oklahoma Rising,” Ontario’s “The Heart of California,” Palmdale’s “Good Nature Begins at Home,” Santa Fe Springs’ “Our Hometown” and Rain Bird’s “Nature’s Beauties.” Viewing hours will be 10 a.m. to 8p.m. Dec. 28 to 30, and 11 a.m. to 1p.m. Dec. 31. General admission is $5, with children 3 and younger admitted free. Guided tours in English and Spanish will be available. Parking is $2, and admission is good for two visits to any of the Tournament of Roses’ four public viewing sites. For more information call (626) 256-0155 or go online at www.duarterosefloats.com. emanuel.parker@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4475160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Maguire hailed by Mourinho and Neville after £80m man stars on Man United debut

first_img What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Scout report: Harry Maguire on Manchester United debutManchester United player ratings for brilliant win over Chelsea Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Maguire helped United keep a clean sheet against Chelsea 2 Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:50Loaded: 19.81%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:50 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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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 Rate1xFullscreen Getty Images – Getty Sam Allardyce says Harry Maguire is similar to Virgil van DijkMourinho said: “I think he [Maguire] fully deserved the man of the match.“I think he was solid like a rock and as we know it’s very important for a team to have that not just the tactical knowledge but that personality, that sense of reading the game of being alert all the time and confident to play.“He was fantastic, he was fantastic. Absolutely deserved.”United were linked with a move for Maguire last summer when Mourinho was at the Old Trafford hotseat. Mourinho suggested United should have signed Maguire when he was at the Old Trafford helm New job Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update LATEST Jose Mourinho heaped huge praise on Manchester United new boy Harry Maguire following the Red Devils’ rampant opening day victory over Chelsea.Maguire was making his United debut after completing his £80million switch – a record transfer fee for a defender – from Leicester earlier this month. Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers center_img The Portuguese was particularly determined to add a new defender to his squad at the time but the club were unable to bring anyone in.Mourinho even took to praising West Ham star Issa Diop after the Hammers beat United last season – a move by Mourinho that was interpreted as a way of sending a message to the club’s hierarchy for failing to get a new defender the previous summer.And when asked if Maguire was the player Mourinho was looking for when he was in charge of United, Mourinho said: “He arrived one year later.”Mourinho added: “A team can be very dangerous in attack but if you feel the defensive mistakes are around the corner it takes your confidence and you don’t play as well as you can. Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January targets 2 Getty Images – Getty LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ FAREWELL And it was one to remember for the centre-back as he helped his new club beat Frank Lampard’s Blues 4-0.Marcus Rashford’s brace and goals from Anthony Martial and Daniel James secured the victory.There were a number of good performances in the United team including from two-goal hero Rashford.However, former United and Chelsea boss Mourinho, who was working as a pundit for Sky Sports, identified Maguire as the game’s standout player. deals latest BIG PRESENTS UP TOP OFF “Maguire was good, Lindelof was good. As I always told Lindelof can be a very good player and with Maguire can make a very, very good couple.”Maguire’s performance also drew praise from legendary former United defender Gary Neville.He posted on Twitter on Monday: “I loved Maguire yesterday (Sunday).“Top CB’s don’t sweat, look calm, don’t spend time on their backsides, win headers, are composed on the ball, cover others and lead by example.“It’s only early but he demonstrated all those qualities. No sign of the price tag or Old Trafford phasing him either!”United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was also delighted with Maguire’s display, as well as that of fellow new boys Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James.Wan-Bissaka was a rock on his debut, while James came off the bench to score.“Of course, [with] Aaron [Wan-Bissaka] and Harry [Maguire], we’ve kept a clean sheet, they’ve come into the team and squad and they’ve lifted everyone, they’ve challenged the other boys because there is competition for places now,” said Solskjaer.“I’m sure [Daniel James] will remember that for his whole life. He’s had a tough summer with his personal life as well and to start his career like this, I’m so pleased for him.”last_img read more

Now the video of Qantas’s record breaking London-Sydney flight

first_imgMake a cup of tea, or get a glass of wine and sit back and watch our longest (25 minute) video of Qantas’s record-breaking London-Sydney nonstop flight.READ: Emirates chief slams airlines over misuse of A380 superjumbo.Our Editor-at-Large Sam Chui, the master of airline videos, take us on the detailed journey of an extraordinary flight….its almost as if you are on board QF7879!So over to you Sam……READ Sam’s trip reportlast_img

Google Analytics Finally Goes Real Time (Plus New Premium Accounts)

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting marshall kirkpatrick Google Analytics, the super dominant free web analytics platform, has to date offered analytics that were roughly 24 hours behind. The wait to stop waiting has come to an end and today the company announced that Google Analytics is now rolling out real-time reporting to its users. Update: Just when you thought that was a big deal, Google Analytics also rolled out a premium offering today. Details below.This is something that many people are going to be very happy about. Real-time analytics startups like Chartbeat and Woopra (whom we use here) may not be among that group of happy people, but publishers and marketers are likely going to love it. You can sign up to request priority access here.Click for full-size.We asked Alistair Croll, co-author of the O’Reilly book Complete Web Monitoring and the co-chair of O’Reilly’s Strata conference on data, what he thinks Real Time Google Analytics means and this is what he told us:Google Analytics has introduced an entire generation of entrepreneurs to Business Intelligence. But it’s big and heavy, and until now, reports didn’t show you what was happening right now, giving rise to a horde of real-time tools like Getclicky and Mixpanel. Realtime analytics might seem like a “vanity” metric–after all, we care about the number of sales that a campaign generated, which is an aggregate measurement.But these days, marketing is flat, fast, and adaptive. A mention on Twitter can lead to a flurry of activity, and marketers want to engage with those visitors as the traffic spike is happening. Because Google Analytics is already doing the heavy lifting–visitor segmentation, ad campaign effectiveness, keyword search–it can tie the twitchy right-now realtime stuff to the long-term metrics that businesses care about.Right Now reports will also make it easier for people to test and tweak their Google Analytics configurations in real time, which has long been a complaint with the system.This is likely the first of a number of very big changes coming down the pipeline for Google’s wildly popular analytics service – but it was also a prerequisite for many of the other things we’ll see next.For example, minutes after we posted this – Google also announced Premium accounts for Enterprise customers. Video below. Whoa. The short version: SLA, increased processing power, customer service, fixed (but undisclosed) fee for customers in United States, Canada, and the UK (ouch, sorry world).My prediction: Google Analytics is going to become a much bigger part of the company and a much broader offering in the future than it is today. With the recent purchase of startup Postrank, Google will be able to offer real-time social media analytics soon. As the definition of the web expands into and beyond mobile, into and beyond other newly connected devices, the Google Analytics offering will expand allong with the world’s understanding of information. It will organize all that information and now it has laid the groundwork do it in real time and for a fee. Related Posts center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Data Services#web last_img read more

Rob Lowe: Foolish Rumor Monger Or Twitter-Savvy PR Genius?

first_imgTags:#twitter#web The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit,We love the NBC cult-hit Parks & Recreation which features Rob Lowe as a hyper-healthy and super-enthusiastic city manager, so we’re always a little concerned when we hear rumors that the show may get canceled.So, against that backdrop we got a little suspicious when Lowe, just ahead of a Thursday appearance on the Ellen Degeneres show and the Saturday premiere of a Lifetime movie he’s starring in, tweeted that Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning was going to retire after missing the entire 2011 season.According to Topsy, Lowe’s original message was retweeted nearly 2,000 times, with follow-up messages being retweeted 531 and 322 times (for comparison, on a typical day, Lowe’s messages are retweeted in the low-double digits; today’s announcement that the paperback version of his autobiography made its debut at number six on the New York Times Bestesellers list got retweeted 16 times).Sure, Manning and Lowe share the same Hollywood agency, and sure, @RobLowe was the first account Colts owner Jim Irsay followed when he signed up for Twitter. But how did ESPN and the rest of the sports media not see this for what it was: a well-timed public relations stunt?Manning has been quiet on the retirement rumors so far, but his father Archie, older brother Cooper and agent have all said the series of tweets Lowe sent out Wednesday are unfounded. The tweets started going out around noon pacific time, just in time to fuel east coast drive-time sports talk radio.“So I was tweeting that I heard this might be in the offing and then you learn the power of Twitter. That’s a powerful, powerful medium,” Lowe told DeGeneres in a show that was taped Wednesday afternoon.Powerful enough to help save “Drew Peterson: Untouchable,” starring Lowe as the Illinois cop accused of killing his third and fourth wives? The trailer of the movie has already gone viral, but not because of its commanding performances: Vulture said it was “so startlingly ultracampy that it may only be safe to watch through a pinhole, much as one would witness a solar eclipse.” Peterson himself reportedly said it was “hilarious” when his attorney played it for him over the phone.Indianapolis fans, however, weren’t taking any chances and immediately began speculating about the depth of the friendship between the former West Wing star and Irsay, and linked to photos of the two to give weight to his footbal authority. Lowe told DeGeneres he hoped “against hope” that it wasn’t true but refused to say where he got his information.“Ellen, I could tell you but then I’d have to kill you.”“Don’t do it. I have a birthday coming up,” DeGeneres said dave copeland Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification dave copeland The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification We love the NBC cult-hit Parks & Recreation which features Rob Lowe as a hyper-healthy and super-enthusiastic city manager, so we’re always a little concerned when we hear rumors that the show may get canceled.So, against that backdrop we got a little suspicious when Lowe, just ahead of a Thursday appearance on the Ellen Degeneres show and the Saturday premiere of a Lifetime movie he’s starring in, tweeted that Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning was going to retire after missing the entire 2011 season.According to Topsy, Lowe’s original message was retweeted nearly 2,000 times, with follow-up messages being retweeted 531 and 322 times (for comparison, on a typical day, Lowe’s messages are retweeted in the low-double digits; today’s announcement that the paperback version of his autobiography made its debut at number six on the New York Times Bestesellers list got retweeted 16 times).Sure, Manning and Lowe share the same Hollywood agency, and sure, @RobLowe was the first account Colts owner Jim Irsay followed when he signed up for Twitter. But how did ESPN and the rest of the sports media not see this for what it was: a well-timed public relations stunt?Manning has been quiet on the retirement rumors so far, but his father Archie, older brother Cooper and agent have all said the series of tweets Lowe sent out Wednesday are unfounded. The tweets started going out around noon pacific time, just in time to fuel east coast drive-time sports talk radio.“So I was tweeting that I heard this might be in the offing and then you learn the power of Twitter. That’s a powerful, powerful medium,” Lowe told DeGeneres in a show that was taped Wednesday afternoon.Powerful enough to help save “Drew Peterson: Untouchable,” starring Lowe as the Illinois cop accused of killing his third and fourth wives? The trailer of the movie has already gone viral, but not because of its commanding performances: Vulture said it was “so startlingly ultracampy that it may only be safe to watch through a pinhole, much as one would witness a solar eclipse.” Peterson himself reportedly said it was “hilarious” when his attorney played it for him over the phone.Indianapolis fans, however, weren’t taking any chances and immediately began speculating about the depth of the friendship between the former West Wing star and Irsay, and linked to photos of the two to give weight to his footbal authority. Lowe told DeGeneres he hoped “against hope” that it wasn’t true but refused to say where he got his information.“Ellen, I could tell you but then I’d have to kill you.”“Don’t do it. I have a birthday coming up,” DeGeneres said Tags:#twitter#web Related Posts Related Posts Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro…last_img read more