Gallinari out of EuroBasket after breaking bone in hand

first_imgView comments Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return AP FILE PHOTODanilo Gallinari of the Los Angeles Clippers will miss the EuroBasket tournament after breaking a bone in his hand while playing for Italy.Video showed Gallinari throwing a punch and striking an opponent in the head Sunday as the Italians played an exhibition game against the Netherlands for the upcoming tournament.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube The Italian federation wrote on Twitter that Gallinari fractured the first metacarpal on his right hand and that the estimated recovery time was 40 days.That should have the forward back in time for his first training camp with the Clippers, who acquired him from Denver in a three-way trade that included Atlanta.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicanscenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Kyle Busch ends winless season with Cup victory at Pocono LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Jonas Sultan ‘stronger and faster than Jerwin,’ says trainer

first_imgThe 26-year-old Sultan shrugged off any pressure heading into his first world title fight.“This is the biggest fight of my career because this is for a world championship and this will also go down in history,” he said. “I’m used to fighting other Filipinos and I am determined to win because this is the chance that I’ve been waiting for.”“This is going to be an exciting fight. This is going to be a great fight from bell to bell and we’re going to put on a show.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery The fight was originally scheduled on April 14 in Las Vegas as part of the undercard of the Terence Crawford-Jeff Horn main event, but was postponed after Crawford injured his right hand during sparring.Villamor said the duel will happen sometime in May or June and will likely take place in either California or Las Vegas.He added the change in schedule favored the opposing camp.“Jonas is ready to fight on April 14, but I know that the other camp isn’t ready yet in terms of Ancajas’ conditioning.”ADVERTISEMENT Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:47PH’s Charly Suarez boxing lightweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Che’Lu-San Sebastian’s Calisaan out of Aspirants’ Cup with fractured elbow Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ LATEST STORIES “I think Jonas is stronger and faster than Jerwin,” Villamor told INQUIRER.net in Filipino Sunday during the 18th Gabriel “Flash” Elorde Boxing Awards and Banquet of Champions at Okada Manila.Villamor also said Sultan (14-3, 9 KOs) has faced stiffer competition than Ancajas (29-1-1, 20 KOs) in comparing the two fighters’ last four fights.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“Jerwin’s last four fights were not so tough. Jonas’ past four fights, on the other hand, two of those were against Jaro and Casimero and when you compare them, Jonas had the tougher competition,” said Villamor, referring to Sonny Boy Jaro, who is a former world champion.The bout between Ancajas and Sultan marks the first time two Filipinos will be fighting for a world title since the great Pancho Villa beat Clever Sencio in 1925. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jonas Sultan. Photo by Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netTrainer Edito “Ala” Villamor believes his ward Jonas Sultan has the advantage in speed and power against Jerwin Ancajas in their all-Filipino showdown for the IBF super flyweight title.Sultan emerged as the mandatory challenger to Ancajas’ belt after he upset compatriot Johnriel Casimero, a two-division champion, by unanimous decision six months ago in Cebu.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Donegal man conquers popular climbing route Mont Blanc

first_imgMartin McGroarty, from Rinboy, Fanad, maybe the first Fanad man to have climbed Mont Blanc in the French Alps.Martin started the climb on Saturday morning, moving between camps to acclimatize to the altitude before arriving at the last tramstop and taking on the 4,809-metre summit. In Mont Blanc, researchers have warned that climbs that were once relatively straightforward have become more challenging because of the risk of falling debris.However, battling on, McGroarty made it to the top and planted the Donegal flag on Tuesday morning.He is currently on the way back down the mountain.Donegal man conquers popular climbing route Mont Blanc was last modified: July 30th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

‘Tis the season to support Letterkenny’s annual Christmas Dinners

first_imgA kind-hearted team of volunteers is once again preparing to host free Christmas Day and New Years Day dinners for those alone.The popular event is greatly appreciated by many people in the community who enjoy attending for food, entertainment and good company at Christmastime.Letterkenny woman Kathy O’Connor and her volunteers spend their Christmas Day ensuring that those alone have a happy time, spent with others. In 2018, Kathy realised that the annual New Year’s Day dinner for those alone was not going ahead so she decided to undertake this event too. Kathy O’Connor pictured with Shane Kelly, General Manager Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny supporting the Christmas Day Dinners for people alone at Christmas.The events are kindly sponsored by the Radisson Blu Hotel Letterkenny and the Conwal Parish Church also offers space for the festivities.Letterkenny Chamber, thanks to the generosity of its members, gathers the food, gifts and treats necessary to make this day a success.They are now inviting local businesses and people to donate what they can – monetary donations, sweets, gifts, minerals, napkins etc. are all needed for this year’s dinners.If you are in a position to assist, please contact Anne Condon at the Letterkenny Chamber on 0749124866 or email anne@letterkennychamber.com ‘Tis the season to support Letterkenny’s annual Christmas Dinners was last modified: December 3rd, 2019 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)last_img read more

Limpopo hotline to fight fraud

first_img25 July 2005The Limpopo government has launched a 24-hour anti-fraud hotline to fight corruption in the province’s administration.Auditing firm Deloitte and Touche will manage and service the hotline in partnership with Tip-Offs Anonymous, an independent and confidential whistle-blowing hotline service.According to provincial legislature spokesperson Kenny Mathivha, they have been told by Deloitte and Touche that seven out of 10 fraudsters are men. These can be hard to identify, as most are well-educated, highly respected family men.“Eighty percent of fraudsters have more than five years of service and are generally older than 30 years,” said Mathivha. Most are unlikely to have a criminal record.The hotline will operate in the five languages: Tsonga, Venda, Sipedi, Afrikaans and English.“Whoever calls remains anonymous unless they want their names to be recorded for future contacts,” said Mathivha.Tshenuwani Farisani, Speaker of the Limpopo legislature, said the hotline would help people report theft, employee fraud, crime syndicates, lack of government procedure, abuse of government property, theft of time, bribery, blackmail and financial mismanagement.“As a law-making institution we must be ready and wise for any eventuality,” said Farisani.Those reporting suspected fraud cases should provide the date and time of the event, as well as details such as the place it occurred, the names of those involved and the grounds for suspicion. They should also say whether they have any evidence or witnesses.The hotline is already operational on 0800 204 647, or whistleblowers can send an e-mail to limpopoleg@tip-offs.com.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Sangari helps teachers think out the box

first_imgThe aim of the iBox programme is to improve science, technology, engineering and mathematics learning with the goal to produce competent and knowledgeable engineers, doctors and chartered accountants in South Africa. (Image: Bebeto Matthews) • Philip Robinson Product and Sales Manager Sangari South Africa +27 11 466 1440 www.sangari.co.za • Hi-tech classroom for better learning • Breakthrough technology makes Soweto school among world’s greenest • Science school comes to Mvezo • E-manuals brighten South African classrooms • Obami opens up the classroomMelissa Jane CookIt’s a common sight: the iPad, the iPod, the iPhone, digital devices that hang out of students’ pockets and headphones dangling out of their ears. In keeping with the itheme, Sangari has come up with an educational device that encourages interactivity and is almost as popular as eating an apple.According to Sangari, its iBox digital portable device transforms any classroom into an interactive space. A durable teaching tool, it offers new levels of curriculum exploration, interactivity and proficiency to the 21st century teacher. The Sangari iBox combines the advances made in computer driven systems, with high-tech presentation facilities, giving teachers an invaluable teaching resource.Sangari South Africa developed programmes in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or Stem areas, and supplies educational solutions and services to schools, colleges, universities and industrial training centres.The aim of the iBox programme is to improve science, technology, engineering and mathematics learning with the goal to produce competent and knowledgeable engineers, doctors and chartered accountants in South Africa.Philip Robinson, the product and sales manager at Sangari South Africa, explains: “At a time when education is suffering, resources are thinly spread and costs are escalating, teachers find themselves forced to teach subjects that are not their specialisation and for which they are not properly equipped.“There has been a move from ‘teacher-centric’ to ‘learner-centric’ education in an attempt to combat this challenge. It has been researched that learner-driven teaching systems result in greater learner involvement and meaningful classroom interaction.”The portable iBox offers a solution that turns any urban or rural classroom into an interactive teaching and learning environment. The compact unit can be stored in a safe place, and because it is portable, can be used in almost any environment.The magic boxThey say dynamite comes in small packages and at just the size of a suitcase, the iBox incorporates a projector, laptop, and built-in speakers. When used with its response clickers and mobile interactive whiteboard, the classroom transforms into a multimedia ICT solution for effective and efficient teaching and learning.Driven by software designed to cover the national curriculum, the iBox projects class notes and other important information about the topics on to a classroom screen. Using a handheld tablet and electronic pen, teachers are able to include additional notes and illustrations which are instantly highlighted for the pupils to see.The content of the iBox is useful for keeping in line with the curriculum timeline as well as supporting teachers with less knowledge and experience of the given topic. The response clickers are a supplementary component of the iBox. These devices, which look like remote controls, allow teachers to pose questions during the lesson and pupils’ responses are gathered in real-time with a click of a button.The clicker feature provides immediate feedback and is used to assess the students’ understanding of the lesson. Information from the clicker enables the teacher to identify gaps in learning and revise the lesson accordingly.Watch how the Sangari iBox and Learner Response Clicker System works:The resultsThe iBox and clickers are being used by the Gauteng Department of Education. Gauta Legoete, the department’s co-ordinator for District 8 in Sedibeng West, says the 2009 pass rate in his district was 28%, this improved to 68% in 2013 – which Legoete attributes directly to the use of the iBox and clickers.“Overall, the iBox has enabled teachers to be better prepared. The clickers used by learners to answer questions takes an enormous load off teachers having to mark test papers after hours and keeps teachers in touch with each learner’s progress,” he says.In terms of science learning, the Sangari Active Sciences division has developed mobile apparatus kits, curriculum-aligned workbooks, and software for primary and secondary school programmes. These resources were developed to enable teachers and pupils to engage with and learn science anywhere. They are used in government and private schools throughout the country.“The mobile laboratory encourages and inspires teachers and learners to gain practical experience through curriculum-aligned experiments. Each portable laboratory includes equipment to enable learners to work independently or in groups,” Robinson explains.Compared to setting up a traditional laboratory, the mobile laboratory is cost effective and is designed to store chemicals and apparatus safely. Practical experiments make use of small quantities of chemicals, resulting in less wastage and easy disposal. Little storage space is needed and the unit is lockable.Included in the Sangari Active Sciences Mobile Lab are practical workbooks that explain the assembly of the apparatus and guide pupils through the investigation. They are able to work through the questions and are guided to make scientific claims built on their evidence. The assessment questions are aligned to the outcomes of the lesson and ensure higher-order thinking skills.The origins of interactionThe e-learning directorate in the Gauteng Department of Education procured nine Sangari South Africa iBoxes for underperforming schools in Johannesburg Central, Sedibeng West and Ekurhuleni South districts. Their provision is in accordance with the 2014 Strategic Plan and the e-Learning Strategic Goal to “move ICTs into the classroom”.The selected schools are from a list of those deemed to be underperforming, with pass rates being below 40% in accounting, mathematics, physical sciences and English first additional language. The iBoxes, with content in mathematics, physical sciences and life sciences, was intended to provide these schools with additional materials to support learning in those primary subjects and to allow teachers and pupils to experience innovative technologies at school.Sangari South AfricaSangari is a supplier of educational resources to schools, colleges, universities and industrial training centres. These resources cover equipment and training for science and technology at school level and technical and engineering programmes at colleges and universities.The company also partners with educational institutions to provide services to third parties. This gives it the ability to develop and run training programmes custom made for its clients in the fields of science, engineering and management.last_img read more

High Visibility: The Weather Underground Goes Full-Screen

first_imgRelated Posts Thanks to the Weather Underground, the weather just started to look a lot nicer. The popular weather-tracking site just launched fullscreenweather.com, which does exactly what the name implies. The new site gives you a full screen Google Maps display and overlays it with current weather reports from the over 16,000 personal weather stations that report data to the service. The map can also display a precipitation layer or cloud layer and you can, of course, see local forecasts and sever weather alerts. frederic lardinois Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#news#web Most importantly, though, the maps just look gorgeous. By default, the map will show temperature readings around your location from the Weather Underground’s vast network of personal weather stations. That network could be a liability if the data wasn’t good, but as RWW’s resident weather expert (and webmaster) Jared Smith just told me, the company has a very good reputation among weather geeks for weeding out bad data.As the company points out, the web service should also work very well with touch-enabled devices, including the iPad.Overall, this isn’t a groundbreaking new application, but it sure is a very nice way to browse through weather data on a large interactive map. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

‘Fir tree hit ropeway causing accident in Gulmarg’

first_imgThe J&K Cable Car Corporation (JKCCC) and State Forest Department’s failure to identify the treeline crossing the height of the Gondola ropeway at tourist hotspot Gulmarg resulted in the first-ever accident on June 25 that left seven, including four tourists, dead.Sources privy to the preliminary assessment carried out by a three-member probe committee headed by State commissioner secretary, Power Development Department (PDD), Dheeraj Gupta, told The Hindu that the treeline in the first phase of the ropeway between Gulmarg and Kongdoori was continuously posing a threat. The 5-km ropeway is the longest in the country. Safety testSources said the treeline comprising quail and fir trees cleared the safety test in 1998 when the ropeway was inaugurated. However, in the past 19 years these trees acquired a height of around 2 to 2.5 feet annually and crossed the ropeway height and became a looming threat. “One of the fir trees, between 50 to 60 feet high, with false ground roots was bent by the winds on June 25 and hit the ropeway. This caused sagging of the rope, resulting in wobbling and swinging, which derailed the capsule carrying people. It’s wrong information that the rope was cut, as it can bear a weight of over one lakh metric tons,” a top official of the JKCCC told The Hindu.The accident took place in the first phase of the ropeway with dense tree line on both sides and which sees a vertical rise of 400 metres in nine minutes. The second phase, which has a steeper rise of 879.91 metres, takes tourists from Kongdoori to Apharwat at an altitude of 13,400 feet in 12 minutes. JKCCC officials have identified 60 to 70 trees that have to be immediately cut by the forest department, which owns the land. Meanwhile, a fresh French team has been invited to assess the damage and issue a fresh certificate to allow the Gondola service to resume. It has remained shut since June 25.last_img read more