Lack of experience, chemistry doomed GlobalPort in loss to Gins, says Anthony

first_img“We’re a young team. We’re a new team, and we gotta learn to play with each other still. We have five rookies, four new players, and a new coach, so we’re gonna just look at the positives,” he said.In control for the first three quarters, the Batang Pier lost grip of the game in the fourth frame as the Gin Kings exploded for 36 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We had the lead almost the whole game, up until the end, and we had our spots. We just didn’t close it down the stretch,” he said.“Our lack of team chemistry and our youth showed, but those are things we can improve on, and we will get better on that and we’ll learn to close out games down the stretch. We just got to learn quicker.” OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netCharge it to experience.Sean Anthony opted to look at the positives rather than dwell on the negatives following GlobalPort’s 97-104 defeat to Ginebra on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours The defeat spoiled Anthony’s third-highest scoring output in the PBA with 29 points as GlobalPort continued its search for its first win of the new season.Still, the hardworking forward is seeing signs of progress.”We’re growing and we’re getting better as a team.”“I think we went from 20-plus turnovers in the last game to 13 turnovers this game, so we’re cleaning it up, having more assists, shooting better percentages. Now it’s learning to play team defense down the stretch and limiting our mental turnovers,” he said. “Ginebra is such a smart team and a veteran team. They capitalized on our mental mistakes, and that’s something we’ll learn and get better from.”The Batang Pier seek to end their misery on Friday against Rain or Shine.ADVERTISEMENT Mixed feelings for Kevin after losing to dad Louie in PBA LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Technologies That Work Well In Political Campaigns

first_imgTechnology has always played an important role in campaigning. From using bullhorns in neighborhoods and radio and television broadcast to reach voters, to robocalls, cellphones, websites, the social media, etc. No doubt, efficient and smart use of technology in campaigning can give candidates a competitive advantage all the way to the ballot box. In modern political campaigns, understanding technology translates into being able to better understand people, and there are a few technologies that have become crucial. These technologies include but are not limited to Big Data, Cloud Computing, the Social Media, and Mobile. In Liberia, the “big data” is not leveraged as it is in western countries primarily because of the lack the skills locally, to embark upon such an initiative. However, data manipulation can and will be done in an appreciable way that could benefit a candidate who integrates it as part of his/her campaign strategy.Before going further, let me first expound on the four technologies mentioned above. Big Data is an evolving term that focuses on voluminous amounts of structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data that are analyzed computationally to reveal patterns, trends, and associations, especially relating to human behavior and interactions. Data can be collected from various sources including the social media. Cloud Computing is primarily computing on the internet where variety services are delivered. These services include storage, data management, data processing, etc. The Social Media are merely websites and applications that enable users to create and share content or to participate in social networking. These websites and applications allow forums, microblogging, social networking social bookmarking, social curation, wikis, etc. In the case of Mobile (mobile technologies), we refer to the use of cellphones and other mobile devices for communications. Now, if you have been monitoring the 2016 presidential elections in the United States, you probably know that technology is playing major role in every presidential candidate’s campaign. The use big of data to refine on-the-ground, get-out-the-vote (GOTV) marketing efforts has become the “avant garde” approach to modern electioneering/campaigning. Some candidates use Twitter to energize their base, some use Facebook to galvanize their supporters and garner new supporters, others use web-based crowdfunding to kickstart their campaign and engage their supporters. Every presidential campaign uses technology. The most sophisticated and tech-savvy presidential campaign often tend to fare well at the polls. The use the Internet and its technologies for campaigning became popular when President Barack Obama ran his campaign in 2008. It was that novel campaigning paradigm that played a significant role in winning his ticket to the Whitehouse and subsequently earned his presidency the title: “The first Internet Presidency”. Upon entering the Whitehouse, Obama did not neglect the use of technology as many other candidates do. In fact, he initiated what is today referred to as Open Government which is the use of the Internet and its accompanying technologies to provide information and services to the public to allow transparency, accountability, and citizens’ participation. This approach also allowed for citizens to collaborate in the provision of information and data provided by Government. In Liberia, with the exception of big data, all of the technologies (Big Data, Cloud Computing, Social Media, and Mobile Technologies), mentioned above are used. The use radio broadcast, mobile technologies, the Internet (informational Web sites and Social Media) have been effective in enabling candidates reach potential voters. But as we approach 2017, a few of the avant garde campaigners will eschew campaign conventional wisdom, for more novel and innovative strategies driven by modern technologies. We will see the emergence of a lot social media evangelists and digital strategists. We will see the use of technology occur more vehemently in 2017 than in the past. Robust digital operations in which candidates’ messages are informed by data and analytics will be the new order of the day.The campaign that masters digital strategy is going to gain an important edge in the 2017 presidential and general elections. Data science is not commonplace in Liberia but we will see campaign teams include data strategists in the 2017 elections who will exploit data at unprecedented scale. And, data garnered by these strategists will provide all sorts of information that will enable campaigners/candidates make decisions. The data garnered will inform candidates about those things that voters care about the most. Candidates will then be able to optimize their “messages” and tailor their platforms to suit the needs of the voters. The same data will provide information that will enhance their “Get Out To Vote” (GOTV) initiatives. Mobile devices, especially mobile phones have been very effective in the Liberia electoral process. They can also be used to target and communicate with voters directly. And they are very effective when it comes to using voice meeting services like Tele-Town Hall. Tele-Town Hall allows a candidate to hold large town hall-style meetings with constituents. It has the ability to hold a 500-constituents Town Hall meeting and could be of use in 2017.Technology can also be used to raise funds for campaigns. But, unlike the United States and other Western countries, campaigns in Liberia are often funded by the candidates themselves instead of supporters. Considering the poverty level and the mentality many Liberians carry about campaigning, it will be unprecedented if not impossible, to see a candidate attempt to raise funds from grassroots supporters, and to help organize volunteers and staffers using the Internet.Finally, the use of technology in modern elections is inevitable. Hence, the campaign that emerges as a digital “guru” with the ability to proffer and communicate its policy and strategy directly with millennial voters using a suite of social applications, including Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook, and Spotify, will likely succeed in changing people’s minds. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Christmas to be extended for select few

first_imgTickets are still available at multiple locations in Fort St. John, Dawson Creek and Fort Nelson. For specific ticket seller locations, visit or contact Connie Sall at 250-785-4408.The final draws, including for the grand prize will take place Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at the Fort St. John Totem Mall, in front of Western Financial. Tickets must be entered no later than 3 p.m. in order to be entered into the lottery.Ticket prices are one for $40 or three for $100. There will be an extra day of Christmas for a select few this year.The Rotary Mega Lottery’s final draw will take place on Sunday, Dec. 26, giving one lucky ticket holder the opportunity to win the $40,000 grand prize or a choice between a 2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS, a 2011 Ford Mustang GT or a 2011 Honda Pilot.- Advertisement -Second place prizes are also impressive, as the runner-up has the choice between a $25,000, 2011 GMC Terrain, 2010 Ford Ranger XLT or a 2011 Honda Insight.However, the prizes don’t stop there, as the third place winner receives a Polaris Razer LE, the fourth place wins a Honda Big Red side by side quad, fifth place takes home a Polaris Sportsman 550 LE quad and even a six place winner receives a $5,000 travel voucher.As if that wasn’t enough, the Rotary Mega Lottery offers tons of great prizes to other ticket holders, including LED televisions, treadmills, BBQ’s, Notebook computers and much more.Early Bird draws have begun and two lucky ticket holders have already received thousands of dollars in prizes. Alan Bone won $10,000 on Oct.14 and Ryan Van Esch won $15,000 on Nov. 25.Advertisementlast_img read more

Reports – Arsenal failed in bid for Juventus starlet

first_img Kingsley Coman Arsenal have had an approach for Juventus youngster Kingsley Coman rejected, according to reports in Italy.Coman only joined Juventus this summer, arriving from Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer after his contract with the French champions expired.As the youngest player to ever represent PSG, Coman had attracted interest from several clubs before he made the switch to Serie A in July.And, according to Tuttosport, Arsene Wenger has been so impressed by Coman’s progress that he has made an offer for the 18-year-old.The bid, said to be in the region of £3m, has been immediately rejected by Juventus – who have no plans to sell the French midfielder.Coman is currently tied down to a five-year deal with the Serie A champions, worth a reported £10,500-a-week. 1last_img read more

Villa win ‘richest game’ in football to seal EPL return

first_imgAnwar El Ghazi put Villa ahead with a header on the stroke of half-time before John McGinn capitalised on a goalkeeping error to score Villa’s second just shy of the hour mark.Derby substitute Jack Marriott ensured a nervous finish for Villa with a goal nine minutes from time but it could not prevent County losing in the playoffs for the fourth time in six seasons.For Smith, whose father is suffering from dementia, this was a poignant victory.“I went to see my old man on Friday and I managed to get his eyes open for two minutes and I said to him ‘next time you see me I’m going to be a Premier League manager’,” Smith told Sky Sports. “He smiled and nodded, for me that’s enough.”– ‘Have to be in Premier League’ –Going up – Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish celebrates after the final whistle © AFP / Adrian DENNISMeanwhile an elated Grealish said: “I’m speechless. It was such a hard game, but when I look around and I’ve got John, Anwar, I believe. It means the world to go up, we know where this club belongs.“I’ve stayed here and we’re back there now. I’ve led my boyhood team to the Premier League.”El Ghazi added: “We know and felt the pressure. This club has to be in the Premier League and it deserves to be there.”Rams boss Frank Lampard, in his first season as a manager, recalled former Chelsea and England team-mate Ashley Cole as well as Tom Huddlestone into his starting side.Cole replaced suspended Scott Malone at left-back, while midfielder Huddlestone took over from Duane Holmes, injured in the semi-final victory over Leeds.Villa’s Smith, made one unenforced change by bringing in winger Albert Adomah instead of Andre Green, who dropped down to the bench.Smith’s side, who had already put seven goals past Derby without reply in two regular season league meetings this season, were much the better side for the first half.And their dominance was duly rewarded a minute before the interval when a precise cross by Egypt’s Ahmed Elmohamady evaded the Derby defence and allowed Netherlands Under-21 international El Ghazi, who had lost his marker, to run in at the far post and score with a stooping header.It was a goal celebrated by the massed ranks of Villa fans at Wembley that included Britain’s Prince William.Famous fan: Britain’s Prince William celebrates with former Aston Villa forward John Carew after Villa go 1-0 ahead at Wembley © AFP / Adrian DENNISVilla doubled their lead in the 59th minute.El Ghazi’s shot was deflected high into the air and Derby goalkeeper Kelle Roos, who waited for the ball to drop so he could complete a catch instead of attempting a punch, was left floundering as McGinn steered the ball into the net.But at 2-0 down, a desperate Derby raised their game and pulled a goal back nine minutes from time.Florian Jozefzoon’s cross was nodded back in by Jayden Bogle, and substitute Marriott rolled a shot into the far corner, although Martyn Waghorn may have got the very last touch.Injuries and stoppages meant Villa, the 1982 European champions, had to come through seven minutes of additional time.But they held their nerve to join Norwich City and Sheffield United in next season’s Premier League.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Golden goal — Aston Villa’s John McGinn heads the ball past Derby goalkeeper Kelle Roos to score his side’s second in a 2-1 Championship playoff final win © AFP / Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, May 27 – An Aston Villa side managed by one lifelong fan in Dean Smith and captained by another in Jack Grealish ended their three-year exile from the Premier League on Monday with a 2-1 win over Derby County in the Championship playoff final at Wembley.A year after losing to Fulham in the same fixture, Villa were celebrating a return to English football’s lucrative top-flight that will be worth at least £170 million (Sh21.8bn) and as much as £200 million (Sh25.7bn) to the Birmingham club.last_img read more

How Arsenal players rated in Unai Emery’s first game in charge

first_img impact possible xi Unai Emery’s first competitive game in charge of Arsenal ended in a 2-0 defeat to Premier League champions Manchester City.Two excellent finishes from Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva either side of half-time sealed the points for Pep Guardiola’s side. 5 5 Lacazette looked dangerous Mustafi was poor Granit Xhaka – 3/10Arsenal couldn’t be more desperate for Lucas Torreira – the Emirates faithful cheered when Xhaka was removed from the action. He was days off the pace in midfield.Henrikh Mkhitaryan – 3/10Ineffective. Poor in the final third, indecisive and often out-muscled. He didn’t make up for it with his defensive work, either.Aaron Ramsey – 5/10Busted a gut for his team. He pressed until he ran out of legs and looked purposeful in attack.Mesut Ozil – 3/10Ozil didn’t go missing in this game, but he was uncharacteristically terrible in possession. So many passes failed to find a team-mate and his decision-making let him down. Sokratis Papastathopoulos – 5/10Arsenal tried their best to play out from the back but lacked quality on the ball, with Sokratis often sloppy when he is supposed to offer a cool head. He was okay defensively.Ainsley Maitland-Niles – 5/10Forced off due to injury in the first-half. He showed signs of promise going forward, but looked troubled by Riyad Mahrez.Matteo Guendouzi – 4/10He is only 19 and this was not the fixture to deputise in. Arsenal’s summer signing allowed Sterling to breeze past him for the first goal and it was his mistake which saw Aguero bearing down on goal in the second-half. Guendouzi wasn’t helped by his midfield partner Granit Xhaka and there were signs of real potential, but this was still an afternoon to forget. Emery did not get off to an ideal start Guendouzi made mistakes but showed potential gameday How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? smart causal ALTERED possible standings NEW ERA Lucas Torreira – (Sub) – 6/10It would’ve been a different game if he started. Showed positional awareness and quality on the ball during his brief spell on the pitch, something Xhaka certainly did not. Almost bagged a superb assist but Aubameyang went a touch too early and was ruled offside. It was a frustrating afternoon for Ozil 5 highlights There is no shame in losing to City, but will Emery be pleased or disappointed with the performance of certain individuals?Scroll down for’s player ratings:Petr Cech – 6/10It was an eventful afternoon for Cech. He made a brilliant save from Sterling early on, but perhaps could’ve done better for the goal. He almost scored a bizarre own goal, and followed that up with a superb double save from a free-kick. His best moment was to deny Sergio Aguero in a one-on-one situation and it certainly could’ve been more without him.Hector Bellerin – 5/10Needed to get tighter to Sterling for the first goal and struggled to contain the winger throughout the game. Bellerin did, however, produce Arsenal’s brightest moment of the first-half when he beat Benjamin Mendy and forced a save from Ederson.Shkodran Mustafi – 4/10A defender to strike fear into a fan’s heart. Horribly exposed against this City attack – rarely had a clue where Sterling and Sergio Aguero were. There were no glaring mistakes but he looked nervy throughout. How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? 5 Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 5/10Worked tirelessly up front and hurried the City defenders. But he was starved of service by Mkhitaryan and Ozil’s poor use of the ball.Stephan Lichtsteiner (Sub) – 6/10Deputised at left-back rather than his favoured right side due to the injury of Maitland_Niles, and he did pretty well considering. Got forward well and posed a threat.Alexandre Lacazette (Sub) – 6/10The game changed with his introduction and he nearly brought the Gunners level with a volley from the edge of the box. A mix-up with Ozil in the City box rather summed-up Arsenal’s afternoon, but he looked dangerous. Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener 5 Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dacklast_img read more


first_imgSinger Daniel O’Donnell has revealed he has already completed his refresher course in the Irish language.The Kincasslagh man said he thoroughly enjoyed the lessons in Glencolmcille.And he said he hopes to get to the stage that he can be confident enough in the language to do media interviews in Irish. “I must say, I have really enjoyed the classes and was astonished to find that there were people form all over the world on the course.“It’s been great fun as it also involved set dancing and sean nos dancing lessons,” he said. DANIEL COMPLETES HIS CUPLA FOCAIL! was last modified: July 29th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:daniel o’donnellGlencolmcilleIrish language courselast_img read more

Drake Relays Presented By Hy-Vee Announces Additional Prize Money For Three Field Events

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee have added a new twist with additional prize money for three events, Relays director Brian Brown has announced. In the Rio Olympic Games Preview women’s long jump and men’s triple jump competitors will ‘Leap For Loot’ with an additional $1,500 being awarded to the top jumper in each of the event’s six rounds. Combined with the existing purse money, $15,000 in total money is now up for grabs in each of the two events.Click here to see which world-class athletes will be taking part in the ‘Leap For Loot’The women’s shot put field will have a similar structure as the field ‘Throws For Dough.’ The top mark in each of the event’s six rounds will collect $1,500. Combined with the standard purse, the women’s Rio Olympic Games Preview women’s shot put field will also be competing for a total of $15,000 in available prize money.Click here to see which world-class athletes will be taking part in the ‘Throw For The Dough’The women’s long jump competition is scheduled to be staged on Friday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m. with the women’s shot put starting at the same time as part of Hy-Vee Night at the Relays. The men’s triple jump will start at 2:45 p.m. on Saturday April 30.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more


first_imgDDTV: Fianna Fáil Deputy for Donegal North East Charlie McConalogue raised a Topical Issue in the Dáil calling on the Minister for Transport & Tourism Paschal Donohoe to clarify when a decision will be made on investment plans for Malin Head in light of its strategic importance in the development of the Wild Atlantic Way.Junior Minister Michael Ring responded. Click play to watch the exchange. DDTV: CHARLIE McCONALOGUE IN BID TO BOOST MALIN HEAD DURING DÁIL DEBATE was last modified: November 6th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Donegal man captains Moy Davitts to Mayo title – and dedicates win to Pat Shovelin

first_imgA Donegal man captained Moy Davitts to the Mayo Intermediate Football Championship title last night – and dedicated the win to the late Pat Shovelin.Dungloe native Chris McGlynn was the captain as Moy Davitts overcame Kiltimagh 2-10 to 2-9 in a dramatic replay at MacHale Park (pic by MidWest Radio).And after being presented with the silverware McGlynn mentioned his former mentor. “As you can tell, I’m from Donegal myself and we lost a good man in Donegal recently, a former coach of mine, Pat Shovelin, and I’d like to dedicate this to him,” McGlynn said in his speech.McGlynn was with the Donegal Under-21s in 2011 and 2012 when Shovelin was the goalkeeping coach.The popular Ardara man passed away last Saturday evening at his home in Doneyloop following a battle with cancer.McGlynn had the letters PS printed on his gloves for last night’s game. McGlynn told Donegal Sport Hub: “I just thought to myself, Pat gave so much to the GAA and then for him to leave so much – a wife and kids – there is so much more than the GAA, but Pat changed my life choices.“Only for him, I wouldn’t be here today.”Donegal man captains Moy Davitts to Mayo title – and dedicates win to Pat Shovelin was last modified: October 29th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Christopher McGlynndungloeMoy DavittsPat Shovelinlast_img read more