Warriors’ Klay Thompson a game-time decision vs. Lakers

first_imgOAKLAND — Warriors guard Klay Thompson is listed as questionable for Saturday’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers (5:30 pm PT, ABC) because of an unspecified illness that also sidelined him during Thursday’s loss against Philadelphia.“Klay was not here today,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said about the team’s optional day. “He’s still sick. We’ll see how he’s doing tomorrow.”Thompson was in the Warriors’ locker room before Thursday’s game, but then reported feeling sick. The Warriors then …last_img read more

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Thousands volunteer for 2010

first_img27 July 2009Just days after opening its 2010 Fifa World Cup volunteer programme, South Africa has already received more than 11 000 volunteer applications from the country, the continent and the rest of the world.Danny Jordaan, chief executive of the 2010 World Cup Local Organising Committee (LOC), told reporters after a meeting in Johannesburg last week that around 1 100 of these were from the rest of Africa and 1 500 from overseas.“South Africans and other countries have responded very well to the programme, and we expect more applications before the closing date [31 August],” Jordaan said.“This … clearly shows that people are looking forward to the event in which volunteers are significantly important. We are very impressed with the current number of applications.”15 000 volunteers neededA total of 15 000 volunteers are required, of which 10% must be from Africa, 10% international volunteers, and the rest from South Africa.The volunteers are required in 16 functional areas including accreditation, marketing, media, protocol services, and transportation, administration, hospitality and spectator services.The final 15 000 volunteers will further assist in welcome and information services, information technology, environmental services, language support, rights protection programme, logistic services and ushering services.World Cup challengesLast week’s LOC meeting, which aimed at discussing the challenges stressed out by Fifa president Sepp Blatter after the Confederations Cup last month, was also attended by Sport and Recreation Minister Makhenkesi Stofile and Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk.Among the 2010 World Cup challenges discussed during the meeting were the transportation system, accommodation, legacy programme, logistics and security.Stofile told reporters the meeting further discussed how best South Africa could improve in terms of transportation and the training of volunteers.“Transport remains a mega challenge,” Stofile said. “After the Fifa Confederations Cup we were exposed, and we identified some challenges which need to be addressed as soon as possible.“Therefore during the meeting we discussed how best we can improve our transportation system for the 2010 Fifa World Cup. We will come up with possible strategies on how we can improve and manage transport and traffic congestion,” he said.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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SA’s mobile mass market embraces web

first_img18 May 2012 The number of internet users in South Africa accelerated dramatically over the past year, driven by both smartphones and ordinary mobile phones, as the internet “finally arrived in the hands of the mass market”. This is the key finding of the Internet Access in South Africa 2012 study conducted by consultancy World Wide Worx. The headline findings, released last week, showed that the South African Internet user base had grown from 6.8-million in 2010 to 8.5-million at the end of 2011 – no less than 25% growth. World Wide Worx forecast that this strong growth would continue during 2012, taking South Africa’s internet user base past the 10-million mark by the end of the year.Demand for online content ‘set to explode’ “These findings are a powerful signal that the demand for online content in South Africa is likely to explode in the coming years,” said Justin Zehmke, executive producer of howzit MSN, which backed the study. “The spotlight will not only be on online media, but also on social networking and electronic services in general,” Zehmke said in a statement. “As the market grows and matures, we are likely to see a diversification in the landscape that will create space for successful niche media, a greater choice in information sources and a maturation of online services.” World Wide Worx MD Arthur Goldstuck said the internet in South Africa had “finally awoken, fully. Penetration is now approaching 20%, and for the first time we can see the mass market embracing digital tools on their phones.” According to the survey, 7.9-million South Africans access the internet on their mobile phones. Of these, 2.48-million access it only on their cellphones, and do not have access on computers. The remaining 6.02-million users access the internet on computers, laptops, and tablet computers. However, 90% of this number – 5.42-million – also access it on their cellphones. This means that almost 8-million South Africans sometimes or regularly access the internet on their phones.‘Huge implications for media, social networks’ “This has huge implications for media and social networks,” says Zehmke. “It means that, in the coming years, all services offered online will also have to be offered on cellphones.” While smartphones are the main driver of internet growth, the cost of data use is being driven down by the proliferation of undersea cables connecting sub-Saharan Africa to the rest of the world. The study shows that undersea cable capacity to South Africa at the end of 2011 was 2.69 Terabits per second (Tbps), and due to rise to 11.9Tbps by the end of 2012. “That capacity will double again in 2013,” said Goldstuck. “While the industry position is that it won’t affect prices, such an excess of supply must result in falling prices, which in turn will further drive up demand. The rapid growth we see this year will therefore be maintained through 2013.” The Internet Access in South Africa 2012 study was conducted using multiple methodologies, including primary research, interviews with providers, and market intelligence. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Google Now Distributes Chrome with Built-In Flash Player

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Adobe#Browsers#Google#news#web Earlier this morning, Google released a new stable version of Chrome, the company’s increasingly popular browser. This new release for Windows, Mac and Linux is the first stable version of Chrome to be distributed with a built-in version of Adobe’s widely used Flash Player. Just two days ago, Google enabled the built-in version of Flash in the beta channel versions of Chrome, where it had already been available earlier this year, though Google then disabled this feature after a while.Even though Google is a strong backer of the open HTML5 and CSS3 standard, which can replicate a lot of Flash features, the company is also acutely aware that a lot of users and web developers still rely on Flash. When we talked to Bran Rakowski, Google’s product manager and director for Chrome, last month, he noted that Google thinks that by coupling Flash to the browser, Google can ensure that users will run a very recent and secure version of Flash.Don’t Like Flash in Chrome? Just Disable It.If you don’t want to use Flash in Chrome, you can just type “about:plugins” in the address bar in Chrome and disable the plugin.Google’s update mechanism ensures that the browser stays up to date, without any intervention from the user. In addition to this, Google can also test the specific version of Flash it distributes with the browser and ensure that it is stable. With its new crash protection feature in Firefox, Mozilla is also working hard to ensure that crashing Flash content can’t take the whole browser down and Apple and Opera offer a similar feature in their browsers. As CNET’s Stephen Shankland rightly notes, Adobe is also working hard to keep Flash relevant and with the latest version of the Flash Player (10.1), Adobe is also trying to gain a foothold on mobile devices. Google’s own Android operating system is one of the first to support mobile Flash. Related Posts frederic lardinoiscenter_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Tams, Falcons tear foes apart

first_imgLOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  MOST READ Read Next Ron Dennison finished with 16 points to lead the Tamaraws. But more than his offensive outburst, the Cebuano guard’s tough defense on his former high school teammate, Paul Desiderio, caught the eye of Racela, whose charges improved to 4-2 for solo third behind unbeaten Ateneo (6-0) and La Salle (4-1).In the second game, Adamson continued its winning ways with a 79-60 demolition of a listless University of the East squad.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Falcons raced to a double-digit advantage early behind Papi Sarr and Sean Manganti and never looked back as they picked up their third win in five outings.The win came as the Falcons are preparing for their toughest stretch of the season—againstUP on Wednesday and FEU on Saturday. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City It wasn’t until the final period when the Fighting Maroons found their rhythm, closing in at 48-58 thanks to a layup by rookie Juan Gomez de Liano. But Dennison quickly snuffed out the momentum with seven points in a 16-0 run that put away the Maroons.FIRST GAME: FEU 78 – UP 59FEU 78—Dennison 16, Escoto 12, Orizu 8, Inigo 7, Parker 7, Comboy 6, Cani 5, Tuffin 4, Ebona 4, Ramirez 4, Tolentino 3, Stockton 2, Trinidad 0, Nunag 0, Bayquin 0.UP 59—Ouattara 17, Gomez de Liano Ju 16, Desiderio 9, Dario 8, Manzo 4, Lim 3, Webb 2, Gomez de Liano Ja 0, Vito 0, Ricafort 0, Jaboneta 0, Lao 0, Prado 0.Quarters: 18-14, 40-24, 56-43, 78-59 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Grand Slam turns into a Grand Slump “It’s going to be a a brutal week for us, we’ll be playing three games until Saturday,” said Adamson coach Franz Pumaren, who dealt the team of his older brother, Derrick, a fifth straight defeat.“This can help us in our coming games, especially the game against UP. The last two games will be crucial on our part to end the [first round] above .500.”A week after exploding for a career-best 30 points in the stunning win over defending champion La Salle, Desiderio was held to just nine points on 4-of-12 shooting. The Maroons hit just four triples, 12 less than in last week’s win.“It’s huge when you have someone like Ron Dennison who can stop a player like Desiderio,” said Racela in Filipino. “But of course it wasn’t just Dennison against Desiderio, it was the whole FEU team against Desiderio.”“It was a defensive game for us,” said Racela. “We limited a team below 60 points for the first time this season. The focus was to limit them and I think we caught them on an off-night since most of the shots they were making against La Salle weren’t going in against us.”ADVERTISEMENT Far Eastern U’s rookie coach Olsen Racela finally got the consistency he wanted from his Tamaraws on the defensive end.With FEU putting emphasis on shutting down University of the Philippines’ shooters who waxed hot a week ago, the Tamaraws notched a third straight win at the expense of the Fighting Maroons, 78-59, Sunday in UAAP Season 80 basketball tournament at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Durham rues Meralco’s poor endgame in Game 2 loss

first_imgLOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary That’s what Durham thought.From that point on, Ginebra’s defense clicked as they held Meralco checked for the remainder of the game as the Gin Kings went on to fire a 17-1 run to end the game and claim the 86-76 Game 2 victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We had a six-point lead in the fourth quarter. You got to be able pull a win out when you got a lead on a good team like that,” rued Durham, who was bestowed with his second straight Best Import award before the game.The 29-year-old big man did all he could for Meralco to claim Game 2, uncorking 25 points, hauling down 22 rebounds, dishing out seven assists with two steals to boot. The Bolts’ performance on Sunday was indeed an improvement from their listless showing in Game 1, but Durham noted that his team still needs a lot of fine-tuning, especially with the way they finished the game.“We played a whole lot better than Game 1. I think everybody was focused,” he said. “But down the stretch, we didn’t execute. We missed our free throws at crucial moments. I think the officials made some questionable calls at crucial moments, but that’s in the past.”But Durham isn’t putting too much thought on this game now, as he knows that the spotlight is now on Meralco to rebound in Game 3 on Wednesday.“[The loss] spoiled a little bit of everything. When you play good for 44 minutes, and then we come out with a loss, it’s kind of hard to take. But you got to move forward. The good thing is we’re not too deep in the hole and we still can come back. But we got to find a way to get that win on Wednesday,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ Allen Durham. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAllen Durham truly believed that Meralco already had Game 2 of the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals in the bag.Leading 75-69 with 5:56 remaining, the Bolts were primed to equalizing the series.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasacenter_img Pat Riley’s 50th anniversary in the NBA has arrived Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  View commentslast_img read more

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a month agoSNAPPED: Ex-Liverpool striker Bobby Duncan hits Fiorentina U19 double

first_imgSNAPPED: Ex-Liverpool striker Bobby Duncan hits Fiorentina U19 doubleby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Liverpool striker Bobby Duncan is off the mark for Fiorentina.He scored twice for the Under-19 side in their 6-3 win over Bologna.Duncan made an impressive debut in a friendly against Perugia last week and then scored a header and a coolly-taken penalty on Sunday for the U19s.The 18-year-old, who is the cousin of Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard, posted a picture of himself with Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso after Sunday’s game.Happy to score my first goals for the club today and even greater to catch up with Mr Commisso after the game. Looking forward to giving my all for the club. #forzaviolapic.twitter.com/33uQmhuS93— Bobby Duncan (@bobbyduncan999) September 15, 2019 About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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a month agoLippi: Sarri can’t complain about what he has at Juventus

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Lippi: Sarri can’t complain about what he has at Juventusby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Juventus coach Marcello Lippi says Maurizio Sarri cannot complain about what he’s found in Turin.Sarri, after recovering from a bout of pneumonia, was in the Juve dugout for the first time in Saturday’s 0-0 draw at Fiorentina.Lippi commented: “I don’t see anything in particular with the environment. Maybe he didn’t expect to find such a large squad. “He had a very tight squad at Napoli. But he doesn’t have big problems. I think there is mutual trust. “It takes time and he’ll need some months to change the working method and mentality, but everyone wants to change. Fiorentina played an excellent game against Juventus, so the Bianconeri went under a little in difficulty.” last_img read more

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G E Shipping to Acquire LR2 Tanker

first_imgzoom India-based Great Eastern Shipping (G E Shipping) is continuing with the fleet expansion as it has signed a contract to buy a secondhand LR2 product carrier.G E Shipping has not disclosed the seller of the 105,000 dwt vessel.As informed, the 2009-built tanker is expected to join the company’s fleet in Q2/Q3 FY2018.In June, the company took delivery of Jag Pavitra, a secondhand medium range (MR) product tanker bought in April this year.Currently, G E Shipping’s fleet stands at 46 vessels, comprising 30 tankers and 16 dry bulk carriers with an average age of 9.76 years aggregating 3.80 mn dwt.last_img read more

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Football 5 plays that mattered in Ohio States 387 win over Army

Ohio State redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) throws a pass in the first quarter of the 2017 OSU- Army game on Sep. 16. OSU won 38-7. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorEach game, the momentum can shift from one team to the other on one play. Every week, we will list five plays, elements of plays or series of plays that made the most significant impact in Ohio State’s games. Here’s the five plays that mattered most in No. 8 Ohio State’s 38-7 win versus Army.Barrett’s 107th career touchdownQuarterback J.T. Barrett etched his name further into history Saturday with his fourth-quarter touchdown pass to sophomore wide receiver Austin Mack.The 9-yard strike with 7:01 remaining in the game was touchdown No. 107 for Barrett, surpassing former Purdue quarterback and eventual NFL Hall of Famer Drew Brees on the Big Ten’s all-time touchdowns responsible for list.Barrett finished the game 25-for-33 for 270 yards and two touchdowns through the air, with 41 yards and a touchdown coming on the ground.Ohio State redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) catches a snap in the fourth quarter of the 2017 OSU- Army game on Sep. 16. OSU won 38-7. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorErick Smith’s touchdown-saving pass breakupAs expected, Army’s triple-option style offense didn’t put the ball in the air much Saturday. However, with 10:24 remaining in the second quarter, Army quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw fooled Ohio State’s defense and went long to running back Kell Walker who had no one in front of him.Senior safety Erick Smith ran from the left side of the field, dove and batted away a would-be touchdown. The play was reminiscent of the athleticism former safety Malik Hooker showed last season.Dobbins, two plays for 74 yardsOhio State freshman running back J.K. Dobbins had just two carries in the second quarter compared to five carries for 50 yards in the first. When his number was called in the third, he put the game out of reach.Ohio State freshman running back J.K. Dobbins (2) runs the ball in for a touchdown in the third quarter of the 2017 OSU- Army game in Ohio Stadium on Sep. 16. OSU won 38-7. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorWith 8:23 remaining in the third quarter on the Buckeyes’ first drive of the second half, Dobbins turned on the jets for a 52-yard touchdown after unleashing a devastating juke move to get into the open field. The score put Ohio State up 24-7 and was set up by a Dobbins 22-yard gain on the play prior.18-play, 99-yard, 9:37 Army touchdown driveOhio State gained 204 yards in the first quarter and led 14-0 after 15 minutes. It was clear that Army would have to limit the Buckeyes’ possessions if it wanted to keep the score close. In the second quarter, Ohio State had just one drive that ended with three points due to Army’s 18-play, 99-yard touchdown drive that spanned nearly 10 minutes.The triple-option offense allows a team to have long drives and wear out opposing defenses. Eighteen consecutive plays will tire any defense, and Army’s long, methodical drive was the reason why the game was only a 10-point difference at halftime.Third-down stop results in Army missed field goalArmy began the second half with the ball and drove all the way to Ohio State’s 23-yard line. A touchdown would have cut the game to just three points, but the Ohio State defense made a stand.On the 10th play of a six-minute drive, safeties Damon Webb and Jordan Fuller played in the box and attacked the backfield, dropping running back Darnell Woolfolk for a 3-yard loss on third-and-3. The next play, Army kicker Blake Wilson missed left on a 43-yard field goal try, which kept the score 17-7.Two plays later, Dobbins found paydirt for the decisive score. read more

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