Fatigue not a concern for Brownlee after playing extended minutes

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Game 6 is on Wednesday, still at Philippine Arena.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Game 5 at PH Arena sets attendance record in PBA Finals game Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening PLAY LIST 01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening00:50Trending Articles00:412 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan02:14Carpio 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 Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Brownlee didn’t mind having to play longer minutes.“We did great as a team so I didn’t have to exert a lot of energy. As a collective group, we did a great job,” said Brownlee, after logging 46 minutes.Brownlee also said that at this stage, fatigue is the least of his concerns.“I’m ready to play whatever [minutes I need] to win a championship. It doesn’t matter at this point,” he said.“One more to go. The job is not done. The only thing we’ve done is win three games. We haven’t won a championship. I’m sure we’re going to be fired up Wednesday and we’ll be ready.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. And on Sunday, Cone did just that by extending the minutes of his import Justin Brownlee and chief playmaker LA Tenorio.“We had to extend those guys,” Cone said. “What are we saving them for? We got Monday and Tuesday to rest before we play on Wednesday. I told Justin during one of the timeouts, ‘Justin, you ain’t gonna sit down here in the second half.’”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“We didn’t think (Allen) Durham was gonna sit down, so Justin wasn’t gonna sit down, so might as well not save yourself.”The move paid dividends for Cone as Brownlee dropped 20 points, 12 rebounds, five assists, three steals, and a block, while Tenorio delivered 17 markers, six boards, and four dimes in Ginebra’s 85-74 victory over Meralco to move a win away from retaining its title. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Barangay Ginebra import Justin Brownlee. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — Sol Mercado’s injury has truly thrown a wrench into Barangay Ginebra’s rotation for the rest of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals.Without the speedy guard, Ginebra coach Tim Cone knew he needed to improvise.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Fans have strong reactions to new Giants manager Gabe Kapler

first_imgIt’s official. Former Phillies manager and ex-MLB player Gabe Kapler is the new Giants skipper.Kapler’s background includes being a fitness freak, who has played for six major league teams. He has also worked for the Giants’ president of baseball operations, Farhan Zaidi when he was with the Dodgers. Kapler was accused to mishandling allegations that players in the organization had committed sexual assault.Many Giants fans were quick to take to social media to react to Kapler’s hire.Finally …last_img read more

BY THE YOUTH FOR THE YOUTH – GenZ speaks out on pertinent issues they face

first_imgJohannesburg, Monday, 25 June 2018 – As Youth Month comes to an end young people commemorate the class of ‘76 in an exclusively structured dialogue on pertinent issues that they face on a daily in their communities.Boys & Girls Clubs of South Africa, in partnership with Brand South Africa and the City of Johannesburg, will be hosting a uniquely youth panel discussion by the youth for the youth on Friday, 29 June 2018 at Brand South Africa, 103 Central Street Houghton, from 9am to 13pm.The aim of this engagement is to foster dialogue with young people, on the role they play in paving the future of South Africa. The panelists, all youth, will be discussing their thoughts on freedom and responsibility, being an active citizen and leaving your legacy. The selected youth come from various organisations throughout Johannesburg and represent the voice of the next generation.When asked why the event was aimed at this unique age group, Laura Parker, Director of Boys & Girls Clubs of South Africa, said “It’s important for us in this sector to showcase the voice of our beneficiaries.  Boys & Girls Clubs provide access to education, mentorship, and to opportunities for youth daily, but today, we are providing a platform for our young people’s ideas and voices to be heard.”Brand South Africa’s involvement affords the organisation an opportunity to take a moment to interact and provide relevant feedback on research insights that is guided by citizens young and old on their role in Nation building and reputation management of the country.“Young people are of great importance to the future of this country and it is imperative that we hear how young people interpret their role in building a better South Africa and the legacy they would like to build. It is very timely that we have these dialogues during the centenary of Madiba – a man who left us all with a positive legacy: to improve the world”, said Brand South Africa’s Stakeholder Manager for Government Ms Toni Gumede. Notes to the Editor_______________________________________________________________________     About Boys & Girls Club of South Africa BGCSA is a registered non-profit organization provides facility based programs and activities for school aged and school going youth.  Kids come to our Clubs during non-school hours and develop a sense of belonging, influence, usefulness, and competence. BGCSA follows on the time-tested and proven model of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, which supports 4 million youth annually in 4,000 Clubs, and boasts Denzel Washington, Usher, Jennifer Lopez, and Kerry Washington, among others, as alumni.Contact: sne@bgcsa.orgCall: 011 523 3192Twitter: @bgcsa_pimvilleFacebook: @bgcsouthafricaInstagram: @bgcsaWebsite: www.bgcsa.org_________________________________________________________________About Brand South AfricaBrand South Africa is the official marketing agency of South Africa, with a mandate to build the country’s brand reputation, in order to improve its global competitiveness. Its aim is also to build pride and patriotism among South Africans, in order to contribute to social cohesion and nation brand ambassadorship.About Play Your PartPlay Your Part is a nationwide programme created to inspire, empower and celebrate active citizenship in South Africa.  It aims to lift the spirit of our nation by inspiring all South Africans to contribute to positive change, become involved and start doing. A nation of people who care deeply for one another and the environment in which they live is good for everyone.Play Your Part is aimed at all South Africans – from corporates and individuals, NGOs and government, churches and schools, from the young to the not-so-young.  It aims to encourage South Africans to use some of their time, money, skills or goods to contribute to a better future for all.Contact: ntombin@brandsouthafrica.comCall: 011 712 5000last_img read more

Wits to host inaugural Digital Africa Festival

first_imgProfessor Barry Dwolatzky, the director of the Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE) at Wits and a co-founder of the festival, says: “It is where digital hardware meets digital software and digital content where the sweet spot lies for us to make our mark. There is huge room for us to innovate and do great things to change the world.” (Image: Barry Dwolatzky)• Samantha WattCommunication ConsultantWatt Communications+27 11 425 6290samantha@wattcommunications.co.za• New technology hub for Braamfontein • Digital drum boosts computer literacy• South African women on Forbes Africa tech list • E-manuals brighten South African classrooms • IPTV heading to South AfricaDigital technology is expected to play a major role in “Africa’s Century”; in recognition of this, the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) will host its inaugural Fak’ugesi: Digital Africa Festival, from 11 August to mid-September.The festival will showcase all things digital. Organisers say it will bolster the significant synthesis between technology, art and critical thinking within the digital technology domain. If Africa wants to succeed in the digital sphere, it needs to play a key role going forward within the digital space. It needs to become a source of digital technology as opposed to being simply a consumer. By doing this, Africa, South Africa and Johannesburg will be able to establish themselves as leaders and innovators in the digital technology space.Professor Barry Dwolatzky, the director of the Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE) at Wits and a co-founder of the festival, says: “It is where digital hardware meets digital software and digital content where the sweet spot lies for us to make our mark. There is huge room for us to innovate and do great things to change the world.”He cites the Internet of Things (IoT) as a prime example of something that is going to happen. We need to look at how this concept will help solve Africa’s unique problems. Africa needs to become innovators and face the issues head on, doing cutting edge stuff and becoming drivers and inventors of digital technology, he opines. The IoT refers to uniquely identifiable objects and their virtual representations in an internet-like structure.Digital technology and the “Rise of Africa” are two major forces shaping the 21st century, Dwolatzky says. “If Africa is to achieve its expected economic prominence, Africans will need to become major innovators and developers of digital technology. It lies at the heart of the ways in which we manage our lives and run our companies, cities and countries.”It will need to be used to educate and empower the continent’s more than a billion citizens and is at the heart of the Fak’ugesi: Digital Africa Festival. “Fak’ugesi” is isiZulu street slang for “switch on the electricity” or “shine more light”. Dwolatzky elaborates: “As a name for the festival, the phrase emphasises the energy and excitement of the forces of Africa and digital technology, which the festival will draw upon and magnify.”Digital gatewaySituated in the heart of Africa’s most dynamic and important metropolitan area, Dwolatzky says that Wits has a critical role to play in shaping the continent’s future. “The Fak’ugesi: Digital Africa Festival is an umbrella event, aimed at co-ordinating and curating a number of standalone conferences, exhibitions, workshops, short courses and other activities that will promote the fusion of creative and technical development of digital culture in Africa.”Strongly positioning Wits as the digital gateway between Africa and the rest of the world, the festival is expected to act as a focus for the wide range of research and innovation already taking place at Wits. “The festival will attract students, researchers and entrepreneurs with an interest in digital technology throughout Africa. Each event will turn the spotlight on some aspect of digital technology including software, hardware, networks, digital content, games, etc.”It will mainly take place on the JCSE’s new Tshimologong Precinct, as well as make use of venues on Wit’s East and West campuses, as well as in the fashionable inner city areas of Braamfontein, Maboneng Precinct and 44 Stanley Avenue.The programmeSeveral headlines events have been confirmed:● Agile Africa 2014: A major conference on software development methods, this will follow up on the very successful inaugural event held in Braamfontein in August 2013.● A Maze/Johannesburg 2014: An indie-games and digital arts festival, this is expected to attract games developers and digital artists from Europe and Africa. The festival has been run annually since 2012 in Braamfontein in partnership with the organisers of Berlin’s A Maze Festival.● Cascade: Cascade is a collaborative multi-disciplinary project that will champion digital content development through a series of workshops and activities. The event will be led by Onedotzero, an experiential arts organisation with over 16 years’ experience in curating and producing cultural events and content for brands and agencies. Cascade will be supported by the British Council.● Process Improvement Africa: This is a one-day conference focusing on the role that process and process improvement plays in helping ICT organisations deliver high quality products and services in a predictable and repeatable manner. The conference will showcase models and methods such as CMMI, ITIL, TSP and AGILE.● Maker Event: 3-D printing, laser cutters and other rapid prototyping tools are revolutionising hardware innovation. Maker Spaces give innovators the freedom to explore solutions in the hardware world as easily as software developers do in the world of bits and bytes. The Maker Event will provide an opportunity for makers to collaborate, learn and teach.● Unyazi Festival of Electronic Music: The only African festival dedicated to the latest developments in electronic and electro-acoustic music, it was launched at Wits in 2005. This year the festival, in partnership with NewMusicSA, will feature innovative and exploratory music from African and the rest of the world.● Social Media Week: A bi-annual event that takes place in over 14 cities around the world, the week celebrates the best in innovation, creativity and technology. The goal of each event is to provide the best information, ideas and inspiration to help people understand how to achieve more in a hyper-connected world. Social Media Week started in New York in 2009 and has since grown to become a leading media platform and worldwide event with local presence and global reach across all five continents. This September, DigiSense will produce the first-ever Social Media Week Johannesburg. There will be a line-up of panels, question and answer sessions, keynote addresses, master classes and more, each focusing on a different facet of the growing influence and endless possibilities of digital technology and social media.last_img read more

Microsoft to Unveil Multiple iPad Challengers, With Keyboards & HTML5, Next Month

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#news#web Microsoft CEO Steve Balmer will unveil multiple new models of tablet computers aimed to challenge the iPad at the Consumer Electronics Show next month in Las Vegas, according to detailed reporting tonight by Nick Bilton at the New York Times.Unnamed sources familiar with the tablets told Bilton that they will run the Windows 7 Operating System, include a slide-out physical keyboard, apps written in HTML5 and distributed app distribution, without a curated app store model. Analysts have called this an essential move for months, but this isn’t quite the type of tablet that some expected.Bilton reports that Microsoft has partnered with Samsung, Dell and other companies to produce tablets that will be announced at CES. Balmer said publicly in July that a new Windows tablet would be available “very soon.”Market analysts Forrester said last Spring that a Windows 7 Tablet was essential, “Microsoft needs a partner to produce a successful Windows tablet that competes with the Apple iPad. At stake is nothing less than the future of the operating system (OS): For Microsoft to remain relevant to consumers, it needs to adapt its operating system to new form factors beyond the traditional PC.”The same Forrester report argued against the “no app store” model that Bilton reports Microsoft has chosen. A Windows 7 tablet can only compete if Microsoft embraces Curated Computing by providing a simple, streamlined, guided experience for consumers, drawing on the design strengths of other Microsoft products like the Zune HD and the Kin. A Microsoft tablet that synchs with the Xbox 360 — with all the implied benefits, including the Natal [now called Kinect] interface — would be a killer hub for the digital home, enabling back-and-forth streaming of videos and games that one-ups the capabilities of the iPad and makes Microsoft relevant for the next decade.It’s a Big MarketIt’s hardly a surprise that Microsoft is making a big push in the tablet space. Next month will mark the 10 year anniversary of Microsoft’s tablet PC products, which experienced far, far less success than Apple’s iPad. The iPad quickly became the fastest-adopted consumer electronics product in history and remade the entire category. In terms of absolute sales, Microsoft’s Kinect now challenges the iPad for the top consumer electronics device crown, as the company predicted pre-launch that it would.Can Microsoft challenge the iPad on its own turf? If it can combine productivity and fun with a responsive interface and an active apps ecosystem, it might put up a good fight. That’s a tall order to fill, though. The company’s willingness to work with multiple hardware vendors already sets it apart from the tightly controlled supply chain that produces the very polished iPad.That strategy has worked, clearly, in the world of PCs – but when the game changer in tablets shines brightest in hardware quality and aesthetics, farming out the hardware seems a riskier strategy.center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting marshall kirkpatricklast_img read more

Add Depth with the Parallax Effect in After Effects

first_imgLet us know you’re using the parallax effect for in the comments. Learn how to design and animate a parallax effect inside After Effects.Looking to add depth and style to your next explainer slideshow? In this After Effects tutorial, learn how you can create a stylistic slideshow with parallax. Creating the parallax effect is easy to do — you simply have to consider movement and depth. In order to create a great parallax effect, you must have at least two objects moving in separate directions. In the tutorial, we use several layers in After Effects that create dynamic movement and depth.There are multiple ways to achieve a parallax effect. In some scenarios, you might want to break up your main video or image and create several layers of motion with your main element. In our After Effects tutorial, we create the parallax effect using stock lens dust elements. While there are a few ways to create parallax, the essential elements are depth and movement.What You Will Learn from This After Effects TutorialHere are our takeaways from this parallax tutorial:Creating depth with multiple elements.Adding movement to cameras, textures, and images.Building a full slideshow that will save you time.Easily swapping new text and images for new slides.If you are working with titles, make sure the text is readable and doesn’t wash away into the parallax. Download the Free Parallax Project FilesClick the button below to download the FREE After Effects project file, so you can follow along with the tutorial.DOWNLOAD FREE PARALLAX PROJECT FILESGreat Photo/Video Parallax After Effects TemplatesPressed for time to create your own unique parallax slideshow? Here are a couple of great parallax templates from RocketStock.com.ViklanderViklander is a great template that features great movement for your video or photos with essential title overlays.SierraSierra features a great use of geometric patterns and movement to create a great parallax slideshow for video or photos.last_img read more

Road Warriors hold off Batang Pier, bolster Top Four bid

first_imgTristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJuami Tiongson caught fire late while JR Quiñahan did the dirty work as NLEX repulsed GlobalPort, 109-99, Sunday in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum. The pint-sized playmaker dropped 14 points in the payoff period, 12 of which coming from beyond-the-arc, as he triggered the Road Warriors’ early fourth quarter blast.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters View comments Tiongson wound up with 21 points on 5-of-7 clip from three and four assists.“Juami Tiongson played really good today. That’s the way we want it, we want players stepping up,” said coach Yeng Guiao. “Kevin Alas did not play bad, but Tiongson was just playing so well that I let him finish the game.”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 openingThe burly Quiñahan followed suit, scrapping his way down low to rack up 18 markers and off the bench as he helped NLEX grab a 102-91 lead with 4:03 remaining.Aaron Fuller topscored with 33 points that went with 20 rebounds, three blocks, and two assists as the Road Warriors moved up to 7-2 in the standings with two games remaining in their schedule. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ PVL: FEU tramples San Sebastian in straight setscenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We need eight wins to make the top four. We have two more games, hard games against TNT and Star, so if we luck on one of those, we’ll get what we’re waiting for,” said Guiao.Murphy Holloway paced GlobalPort (3-4) with 29 points, 17 rebounds, six assists, six steals, and three blocks, while Terrence Romeo came off the bench and fired 24 markers, but went 6-of-13 from threes and committed eight turnovers in the loss.The scores:NLEX 109 – Fuller 33, Tiongson 21, Quinahan 18, Alas 12, Baguio 10, Mallari 8, Fonacier 4, Ighalo 3, Al-Hussaini 0, Lastimosa 0, J. Villanueva 0, Soyud 0, Taulava 0.GLOBALPORT 99 – Holloway 29, Romeo 24, Anthony 15, Cortez 9, Arana 9, Guinto 6, Cardona 4, Baracael 3, Mamaril 0, Hubalde 0, Celiz 0.Quarters: 33-22, 56-54, 78-76, 109-99.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side LATEST STORIES Guiao felt relieved to have survived the Batang Pier, who missed the services of Stanley Pringle.Pringle left for the United States to be with his ailing father.“We’re lucky that Pringle wasn’t there. I was watching the game against TNT and I was already contemplating on how will we stop this guy. But sometimes, it’s better to be lucky than good,” said the veteran mentor.NLEX jumped out of the gates firing, establishing control early, 27-9, with 3:00 left in the first quarter before GlobalPort made a huge run that paved way for a nip-and-tuck battle in the middle quarters.But Tiongson was just stellar, holding off the Batang Pier as the Road Warriors inched closer on nabbing a top four seat that comes with a twice-to-beat edge in the quarterfinals.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more