WI looking to drive ‘fear’ into opponents

first_imgSHARJAH, UAE (CMC):West Indies head coach, Phil Simmons, said his players will use warm-up matches against English County Warwickshire this weekend to ramp up their fielding arsenal in preparation for the T20 World Cup starting next week in India.West Indies start a two-match series against Warwickshire tomorrow at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, after thrashing Zimbabwe 2-0 in a similar series which ended here on Monday.”It’s a case of making sure that we get back to a standard where people are afraid of us in the field, and we have the players that can put that fear into other people in the field,” said Simmons.”I think we, as a unit, have to make sure everybody is doing their job and if we can get it to that stage by the 16th then people will be in for a shock.”The Caribbean side displayed solid batting in their confidence-boosting warm-up victories against Zimbabwe.However, Simmons expressed some reservations about their fielding, especially during their final match against the Zimbabweans where catches were dropped.”I think we need to make sure that we are in the field, that we are getting to the ball and we are hitting stumps and things like that,” he said.”We dropped a few catches today … but we got to make sure that we are doing everything right by the time we leave here.”UNBEATEN CENTURYThe former West Indies all-rounder says he was impressed with the unbeaten century stand for the first wicket between Johnson Charles and Andre Fletcher, which led them to a 10-wicket victory against Zimbabwe on Monday.He says competition for Chris Gayle’s opening spot is healthy for the regional side.”This was a much better wicket than two days ago and they showed what they are capable of doing,” said Simmons.”They are both in a way fighting for a spot as Chris Gayle has to come in, so it’s good for them to show what they have and for us to know that if Chris is not there that we still have people who can do the job up top.”West Indies are also scheduled to play warm-up matches against India and Australia next week.last_img read more

ONLY A GEORGE BEST-STYLE LIVER TRANSPLANT COULD HAVE SAVED MAN, COURT TOLD

first_imgA young man could not have been saved unless he had a George Best-style liver transplant after his drinking went out of control, a Donegal coroner’s court has been told.Coroner John CanonGrzegorz Skalacki, 31, began to drink heavily following the death of his mother in 2006. His condition reached crisis point in August, 2011 he was rushed to hospital after be began vomiting blood in front of his wife and only son at his home in Ardara.Less than 24 hours later he was pronounced dead at Letterkenny General Hospital.The court was told today that Grzegorz Poitr Skalacki of 2 Drumbarron Park, Ardara had moved to Ireland four years ago. He worked in Gallagher’s bakery in Ardara.The court heard evidence from Grzegorz’ wife, Marzena. He had been drinking heavily for a few days before his death on Sunday August 28, 2011. He had stomach pain and was vomiting blood.Mrs. Skalacki called an ambulance to take Grzegorz to Letterkenny General Hospital, while she stayed at home with their 8-year-old son.He died the next morning at 7.24am.Mrs. Skalacki wiped away tears as her evidence was read out to the court. She told Coroner Cannon that Grzegorz began drinking everyday after his mother died five years ago.Dr. Gerry O’Dowd gave evidence from the autopsy that showed Grzegorz had chronic liver problems, high blood pressure and fluid retention.Dr. O’Dowd said that any recovery for his condition would have only been possible through complete abstinence from alcohol. He referred to the footballer George Best.“George Best would have been a classic example of that. The only treatment would have been a liver transplant.” Dr O’Dowd said.Coroner John Cannon told the court that he found it unusual that Grzegorz did not take his prescribed medication after he had been to hospital the previous year, and he refused to get counselling for his alcohol problem.In his verdict, Coroner Cannon said “It’s a sad state of affairs that this man should be clasped in the grip of alcohol and did not seek refuge that was there.”The cause of death was ruled as shock from hepatic cirrhosis, secondary to haemorrhaging of oesophageal varices.ONLY A GEORGE BEST-STYLE LIVER TRANSPLANT COULD HAVE SAVED MAN, COURT TOLD was last modified: September 5th, 2013 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Coroner John CannondrinkGeorge Bestletterkennyliverlast_img read more

Zim teen new face of Louis Vuitton

first_imgRay Maota Nyasha Matonhodze, featured here, inthe Louis Vuitton 2011 Fall/WinterCampaign, shot by world renownedfashion photographer, Steven Meisel.(Image: SA-People.com) Matonhodze, seen here: in her EliteModels portfolio photo.(Image: Elite Model Management Paris)MEDIA CONTACTS• Elite Model Management Paris+33 1 4044 3222RELATED ARTICLES• Young SA golfer swings to success• Elizabeth Arden’s new SA face• South African actresses make it big in Hollywood• Young writer to publish 18th bookZimbabwean-born Nyasha Matonhodze, 16, is turning heads on high streets across the world after being chosen as one of the faces of Louis Vuitton’s 2011 Autumn/Winter campaign.Matonhodze, who was one of the finalists in the UK Elite Model Look in 2009, had been toying with the idea of modelling since she was 12, but was eventually convinced after watching the TV show America’s Next Top Model.“Since I was 12 I have been tall and thin, so I would always get the whole ‘you should be a model’, but I never really developed a serious interest about it until the TV show America’s Next Top Model,” said the five-foot 11 (180cm) teen.“Seriously, that’s when it all changed for me. Everything I wanted was pretty much based on that show.”The Zimbabwean beauty follows in the footsteps of pop queen Madonna and movie star Scarlett Johansson, who have both previously represented the French fashion label.The 2011 campaign visuals were shot by world-renowned fashion photographer Steven Meisel at a disused aerodrome in Brooklyn, New York, inside a vintage Rolls Royce.“It didn’t actually hit me until I was sitting in a Rolls Royce with Mr Meisel. He is a wonder to work with – he and Marc Jacobs made me feel beautiful,” said Matonhodze.Marc Jacobs is Louis Vuitton’s creative director.“My eyes filled up with tears and I thought ‘Lord you are lucky’,” Matonhodze added.Zimbabwean rootsMatonhodze was born and raised in Zimbabwe by her grandmother until she was eight years old.“I was raised in a very cultural, traditional household. It’s very different to the British culture where my mom lived. I moved to England when I was eight, so I do still have memories of Zimbabwe – like falling asleep in the sand, bathing outside, the warmth of the sun and just the way of living,” she said.Matonhodze’s last visit to Zimbabwe was in 2009.“Moving to England, I saw their perspective on Africa and what they think it’s like, and it’s completely the opposite. I went back to Zimbabwe three years ago and it’s so lovely; they’re happy with who they are and their traditions. I love going back home,” said Matonhodze.She credits her mother as her inspiration, who at the age of 18 went to live and work in London.“She was a single mother at 18 who moved to London without knowing anyone. She’s always worked hard and seeing her overcome so much in life has been an inspiration for me.”Matonhodze also credits her father for instilling a Christian way of life in her.Catwalk and magazine appearancesMatonhodze has walked for various fashion houses and appeared in several glossy magazines since her recruitment into Elite Model Agency in 2009.She was the feature in Wonderland magazine in November 2010 and recently appeared on the covers of LOVE, V, Harper’s Bazaar and Teen Vogue magazines.In 2010 she walked for Louis Gray, Loewe, Jonathan Saunders, Ungaro and Louis Vuitton, and so far in 2011 she has walked for Halston, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Ungaro, Loewe and Louis Vuitton.Not so much of a ‘discovery’ Matonhodze is quick to point out that she wasn’t “discovered” at a shopping centre as gossipmongers say. She says her parents went with her to an agency when she was 14 to enquire about modelling opportunities.“My discovery wasn’t so much of a discovery. At 14 my mum and my stepdad went into Elite Models to see if I could actually model.”In a recent interview in New York magazine Matonhodze said: “If you’re not strong-minded, modelling can knock your confidence quite harshly. Every day you’re judged on your looks, and more so today you’re judged on your personality.last_img read more

100 Job Openings in the Windows Azure Group and What They Say About Steve Ballmer’s Latest Move

first_imgIT + Project Management: A Love Affair Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… alex williams Related Posts Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…center_img Tags:#Analysis#enterprise#news#NYT 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Steve Ballmer is not shy about switching out management of the Windows Azure group. First we saw Ray Ozzie leave Microsoft. He left after Windows Azure became part of Bob Muglia’s responsibilities. Now Muglia is no longer the executive Ballmer wants to run the Server & Tools Business (STB), the division that oversees Windows Azure. In turn, Muglia will also be leaving Microsoft after the transition to new leadership.Ballmer’s new choice to lead STB depends on who has the experience to manage what the group sees as its main goals for the year ahead and beyond. It’s a critical decision. Ballmer has made the point often that the cloud represent Microsoft’s future.A quick look at the jobs Microsoft has open in the STB group gives insight into what that future may look like. STB is arguably the fastest growing part of the company. In the past week alone, there have been about 100 new job listings for positions in the division. Muglia’s position is not listed there but you can see what kind of roles are being developed and the skill sets required to do the work. Matching those job descriptions to the direction of the group and you can start to see some patterns.In particular, you see the leadership established by Muglia and Ozzie. Ozzie set the vision for Windows Azure and in many respect, Muglia served as its general, executing on the strategy.Under their successful leadership, Azure has moved from a cloud platform to one that seeks to extend into the all devices, embedded in every aspect of our lives. It’s an approach that means Windows 7 and Windows Phone 7 devices will have a future tied to the cloud. Mobile proliferation, smart operating systems and distributed networks are trends that will last at least a decade. You can see the influence of these movements in multiple ways on the Windows Azure group.Most of the positions we see on the Microsoft job search site are in software engineering. The team is also in need for people to do Web development, program management, consulting, operations, IT, marketing, research and sales. There are a few, though, that tell a larger story about Windows Azure future direction.For example, a marketing management position gives deeper insights into how these trends play into the Azure strategy and what the new leader will need to do in order to succeed. The description is testament to the influence the Windows Azure leadership has had on the group’s direction. The description refers to a post by Ray Ozzie about the paradigm of continuous services and connected devices. If you will recall, we wrote last week about a Flickr app on Windows 7 and Windows Phone 7 that synchronizes, in particular for a smartphone or tablet device. We are told this will be an ongoing story for Microsoft in the year ahead.Here’s the lead to a description for the marketing manager position:Do you want to join one of the fastest growing and energized groups at Microsoft? Are you interested in Microsoft’s strategy for expanding Windows and the Cloud to Specialized Devices? These Specialized Devices range from in-car infotainment systems, Digital Signage, Enterprise Handheld, Point of Service, Thin Clients, Industrial Controllers, Server Appliances, Connected TV and more. The Windows Embedded Business is impacting a number of industry and vertical segments including Automotive, Retail, Medical, Industrial Automation, Energy, Safety and Surveillance, and Consumer Electronics. The devices and scenarios our product and service enable are at the forefront Ray Ozzie’s “Continuous services / Connected Devices” paradigm (see http://ozzie.net/docs/dawn-of-a-new-day for more).From this we see a strategy that is moving off the PC and to the device. It plays into the need to develop services for the automobile, industrial equipment, consumer electronics and other devices.R “Ray” Wang, principal analyst and CEO of the Constellation Group, said that Muglia has been instrumental in building out the Azure group. His absence will be greatly missed.“Bob was instrumental in Microsoft building out its cloud strategy,” Wang said in an interview today. “A lot of the stuff he was doing on Azure was foundational to Microsoft’s future.”From our perspective, this seems more like a cultural shift. The world of connected devices and synchronized continuous services may be better lead by someone who has had a deeper role in developing a new generation of technologies more suited to a distributed world than the one where the PC was the once and only king.last_img read more

iPad Users Scroll More Google Search Results Than PC Users

first_imgRelated Posts In the still nascent tablet market, research is ongoing about how consumers interact with this new computing medium. Whether it is how users interact with tablet magazines or how much time they spend using various apps, there is still a lot to learn.Advertising network Chitika released a study today showing that when perusing Google search results, users are more likely to scroll past the first couple of results than they are from a PC. The study showed that 20% of iPad users click the top search result in Google, a decline from the 34% who do so from a personal computer.The study was done using data from the Chitika ad network that serves three billion monthly ad impressions on the Web across 100,000 sites. The company compared it against a similar study they did last year for Google position results from desktop computers. Tags:#Apple#Google#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market “It appears from the data that iPad users are more willing to scroll to find the answers to their queries, and even go to multiple pages,” Chitika wrote in the study. “Perhaps this can be attributed to the touchscreen interface, or the fact that search behavior isn’t yet ingrained in tablet users like it is in desktop and laptop users.”Chitika said that it is not certain if this is true across all tablet or touch screen devices or whether it is just an “iPad phenomenon” and has promised to study mobile gadgetsChitika is active in studying analytics of web trends. In August, 2010 it was one of the first to report that Bing had overtaken Yahoo in search market share and did a study shortly after the first iPad was released on where the early adopters call home. The company spends a lot of time studying on search trends, which would make sense for an ad network that wants to know where the eyeballs are going to be. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… dan rowinskilast_img read more

Handling a Windfall

first_img https://www.pexels.com/photo/person-holding-coins-1288483/ Return to article. Long DescriptionPhoto by rawpixel.com from PexelsSo, what do financial experts actually recommend to people who experience an inflow of money that’s more than they’re used to? Whether the source is a military bonus or Aunt Myrtle’s will, here are some guidelines.Slow down. If you haven’t got a plan, consider just “parking” the money in a simple and unglamorous savings fund while you figure out what to do with it. You have time. (But don’t leave it there forever!)Consider allocating some percentage of the windfall to a fun or “splurge” purchase, but be modest. Depending on the amount and your personal money situation, 5-20% of the amount may be reasonable. Stay at the low end if you have debt or little savings.If you have any high-interest consumer debt, such as credit card debt, a car loan, or medical bills, pay that off first.Your next priority should probably be creating or plumping up your emergency fund, though you can skip this step if you already have 3-6 months of living expense stashed away.Third on the list: max out your retirement savings for the year. For service members, contribute the max to TSP!Anything left? Homeowners could consider making any needed repairs or home improvements, but be cautious: not all will actually increase the value of your home.Although it may seem freeing, it’s probably not necessary to rush to pay off student loans or mortgages. These particular obligations are typically considered “good debt”: they are low interest and low risk. Your money is likely to be better used elsewhere. For instance, investing the same amount of money in a retirement fund will most likely yield you more interest than the interest you will pay on either of those type of loans.Depending on the amount of money, your personal financial situation, and your level of financial knowledge, it may be a very good idea to consult a financial planner or other financial professional. Of course, service members have access to financial assistance on base. If this is not sufficient or not available, consider hiring a certified financial planner. Many experts advise using a fee-only planner. To find one, search the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA).Watch Wealth Building with Saving, Investing & Windfalls: https://militaryfamilieslearningnetwork.org/event/28146/References:Dratch, D.(2011). 8 smart ways to approach a hefty windfall. Retrieved from http://www.bankrate.com/retirement/8-smart-ways-to-spend-a-hefty-windfall/McGurran, B. (2017). https://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/loans/student-loans/ask-brianna-financial-windfall/ By Carol ChurchAs far as financial issues go, experiencing an unexpected windfall or a sudden infusion of cash may sound like a solution in search of a problem. But as anyone who’s experienced something like this (at least on a large scale) can testify, it can be destabilizing to have your financial situation change quickly, even if the change is for the better.Why Jackpots Aren’t Always Great NewsFor one thing, many people really might not know what to do with a lot of extra funds, especially if their typical way of handling money is just to try to make it to the end of the month. As a result, they might feel paralyzed or anxious, or make bad decisions. Friends and family may start asking for financial help, which can be hard.The situation is tricky enough that many find it difficult to handle well. In fact, when the amount of money is really large, it often goes quite poorly. One study showed that 70 percent of lottery winners go bankrupt within a few years.Of course, not every financial windfall is as large or dramatic as a lottery win. Members of the military receive extra-large infusions of pay on a regular basis, due to combat pay, hazardous duty pay, and a slew of available bonuses. These large checks may not be as dramatic as an unexpected inheritance or a winning Powerball ticket, but experience shows that some of the same behaviors can occur, with service members tending to spend their earnings quickly on new cars, electronics, and the like.last_img read more

NY Rangers Game 27 Open Thread: The Breadman returns to Columbus

first_imgThe Rangers are in Columbus tonight to kick off a pretty rough stretch for them. They play four of the next five on the road, including another three-in-four starting tonight. The Blue Jackets have good process and decent possession/expected-goals numbers, but really lack high-end skill and goaltending to make it work. Yes, skill and goaltending still matter.The Rangers have better skill and goaltending, but the process is still a mess. They’ve been better lately, and a lot has to do with Filip Chytil’s emergence and Mika Zibanejad’s return. They’ve been getting 47% of the expected goals share since Chytil was recalled, which is much better than the 40% prior.Blue Jackets LinesGustav Nyquist-Boone Jenner-Oliver BjorkstrandNick Foligno-Alex Texier-Cam AtkinsonSonny Milano-Pierre Luc-Dubois-Emil BemstromRiley Nash-Alex Wennberg-Josh AndersonDean Kukan-Seth JonesRyan Murray-David SavardVladislav Gavrikov-Andrew PeekePP1: Nyquist-Dubois-Jenner-Bjorkstrand-JonesPP2: Milano-Foligno-Anderson-Kukan-MurrayJoonas Korpisalo gets the start.Rangers Lines (best guess)Brendan Lemieux-Mika Zibanejad-Pavel BuchnevichArtemi Panarin-Ryan Strome-Kaapo KakkoChris Kreider-Filip Chytil-Jesper FastBoo Nieves-Brett Howden–Brendan SmithBrady Skjei–Jacob TroubaLibor Hajek–Tony DeAngeloRyan Lindgren–Adam FoxPP1: Panarin-Zibanejad-Strome-Kreider-FoxPP2: Kakko-Buchnevich-Chytil-Trouba-DeAngeloPK Forwards: Fast, Kreider, Strome, Howden, LemieuxPK Defense: Skjei, Trouba, Staal SmithAlex Georgiev gets the start.Scratches: Marc Staal (ankle), Greg McKegg (lower body), Micheal Haley (healthy)Crazy Prediction: Hank finally gets a shutout.Game time is 7pm. 0 0 i Rate ThisShare this:TwitterFacebookRedditEmailMoreLinkedInTumblrPinterestPocket RelatedGame 20: Brendan Smith returns, hopefully plays betterThe Rangers are in Columbus tonight to take on the very potent Blue Jackets, who are a threat to win the Metro this year. The Blueshirts just had their six game win streak snapped, so Alain Vigneault deemed it the right time to get the optimal lineup dressed. So Brendan…Game 16: Four in a row?The Rangers have woken up, or at least that’s what it looks like. They are winners of three in a row, including two in overtime. They used that run to survive October ahead of the magic number of three. It’s not the start anyone wanted, but they aren’t dead yet.…Game 17: John Tortorella and the first place Columbus Blue JacketsThe Rangers don’t have much time to reflect on their loss in Detroit, as they are back in action in what will be a tough challenge in Columbus. John Tortorella’s first place Blue Jackets may have a hazy future and legitimately questionable goaltending, but they are riding their -1 goal…last_img read more

BJP playing jingoistic games in J&K: Congress

first_imgThe Congress on Monday asked Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to explain what he meant when he said he had found a “permanent solution” for Kashmir. “Anyone with a nodding acquaintance with history knows what a ‘permanent/ final solution’ means,” said party spokesperson Manish Tewari. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, he said, was giving interviews “passionately advocating engagement with the Hurriyat Conference and Pakistan, saying it was part of the Agenda of Alliance it had signed with the BJP” (the PDP is a coalition partner with the BJP in Jammu and Kashmir) while the BJP was “playing its own jingoistic game”. Mr. Tewari said his party wanted to know why Ms. Mufti didn’t quit the government, given the “ideological dissonance” between the two parties. “The Centre must first talk to its own Chief Minister,” he emphasised. Ominous toneFrom former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee’s promise of finding a solution within the framework of “insaniyat, Kashmiriyat and jamhooriyat” to talk of the ominous sounding ‘permanent solution’, the BJP had come a long way, Mr. Tewari said, adding that the Modi government must realise the “extreme damage” it was causing in the process. “This is a time to attempt to win hearts and minds,” the Congress spokesperson said, referring to the rapidly deteriorating situation in the Kashmir valley. “When the Home Minister makes a statement, it is taken seriously. If he uses a phrase like ‘permanent solution’, he needs to explain it as the phraseology is disturbing… How can something that is pushing Kashmir to the edge help,” he asked.last_img read more

Drummond powers Pistons past Kings

first_imgJapan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:08Smash hit? Tesla suffers broken glass mishap at launch of new truck01:37Protesters 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 CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Read Next MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Detroit Pistons forward Tobias Harris (34) goes to the basket against Sacramento Kings forward Zach Randolph (50). APDETROIT — Detroit coach Stan Van Gundy knew during the offseason that he needed another piece to get the Pistons into playoff contention in the Eastern Conference.It appears he found the right player in Avery Bradley.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa The Pistons had 18 points off Sacramento turnovers, while the Kings only had nine. They have recorded more points off turnovers than their opponent in nine of their 10 games.“This wasn’t our best game, but we were able to get some stops when we needed them,” Harris said. “We’re building off each other, and that’s a good thing.”Sacramento (1-8) lost its seventh straight game and gave up more than 100 points for the sixth time in a row. Zach Randolph led the Kings with 19 points, and Bogdan Bogdanovic added 14.“This is a learning experience,” Kings coach Dave Joerger said. “It was a small-ball game tonight, and they were able to hurt us with that.”Back-to-back 3-pointers by Reggie Jackson and Harris gave the Pistons a 77-69 lead late in the third quarter. Detroit led 85-74 heading into the fourth, and held off a brief Sacramento surge early in the period.ADVERTISEMENT “That wasn’t an easy win by any means,” Van Gundy said. “We didn’t have a lot of energy, and their starting lineup gave us a lot of trouble, but we were able to grind it out.”The Pistons scored the game’s first 10 points, but Randolph scored 10 points in the first quarter to keep the Kings close. Sacramento led briefly in the second quarter, but Bradley’s 13 points were enough to give Detroit a 52-49 lead at halftime.“It seemed like we were down four points around 80 times tonight, but we could never put together the big run we needed,” Joerger said. “We talked about how much ball pressure they use, and then we would come down three times and they would deflect three passes.”TIP-INSKings: Randolph’s first-quarter scoring started moments after Michigan State’s winning field goal against Penn State was shown on the Little Caesars Arena scoreboard, accompanied by the MSU fight song. Randolph went to the Final Four as a Spartan in 2001.Pistons: Jon Leuer (ankle sprain) missed the game, while Johnson is day to day after leaving in the third quarter with a sore hip flexor. LATEST STORIES Bradley scored 24 points, Andre Drummond had 16 points and 19 rebounds, and the Pistons beat the Sacramento Kings 108-99 on Saturday (Sunday Manila time).The 26-year-old Bradley went 10 for 15 from the field. He was acquired in a trade with Boston in July.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“I’ve said this several times, but he has really changed the defensive demeanor of our team,” Van Gundy said. “He doesn’t deserve all of the credit — moving Stanley (Johnson) into the starting lineup has also helped — but we’re playing much better defense with Avery on the floor.”Tobias Harris added 20 points for Detroit (7-3), which won for the fifth time in six games. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Johnson still 2 options for chance at 8th NASCAR Cup title John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View commentslast_img read more

SEA Games: Comedy own goal dampens Malaysia’s golden day

first_imgSEA Games: PH squash team settles for another silver NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim It proved the game’s only goal and brought a tame end to another wildly successful day for Malaysia, who reached a record 140 gold medals to finish top of the table for the first time since 2001.Haziq was the fall guy but the Thais were well worth their 1-0 half-time lead after Chenrop Samphaodi had curled a shot wide and Suriya Singhui saw a strong header saved by the goalkeeper.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingMalaysia’s goalkeeper Muhammad Haziq bin Nadzli reacts after losing to Thailand during their men’s football final match of the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) at Shah Alam Stadium, outside Kuala Lumpur on August 29, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANAThailand also had an early penalty shout turned down and just prior to the own goal, Phicha Au-Tra narrowly failed to connect with a cross which trickled across the face.After the break, Worachit Kanitsribumphen was twice denied by last-ditch defending from the Malaysians, while Sasalak saw a menacing shot go wide. Malaysia were restricted to the odd attempt from distance before Danial Amier fizzed one over on 69 minutes and Syazwan Andik went close with a curling shot 12 minutes from time.The men’s football final was the last act of a bumper penultimate day, with 60 gold medals up for grabs and Malaysia taking 29 of them to reach an unbeatable 140 for the tournament.Malaysia have amassed more than one-third of the 404 gold medals at the mini-Olympics, smashing their previous record of 111 and sealing top spot for the first time in 16 years.Thailand trailed on 69 golds and Vietnam had 58, meaning the second and third-placed teams totaled less than Malaysia between them.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremonycenter_img Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters MOST READ View comments Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Thailand’s football team players celebrate after defeating Malaysia during their men’s football final match of the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) at Shah Alam Stadium, outside Kuala Lumpur on August 29, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANAMalaysian goalkeeper Haziq Nadzli scored a horrendous own goal to hand Thailand a 1-0 win in the Southeast Asian Games football final on Tuesday, puncturing the hosts’ celebrations as they finished top of the medals table.In a moment that will haunt Haziq, the 19-year-old punched a corner into his own net on 39 minutes, silencing 80,000 fans at the cavernous Shah Alam Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelolast_img read more