[COVID-19] All Judicial Proceedings In Madras HC Will Be Conducted Via Video Conferencing [Read Circular]

first_imgNews Updates[COVID-19] All Judicial Proceedings In Madras HC Will Be Conducted Via Video Conferencing [Read Circular] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK19 April 2020 1:38 AMShare This – xMadras High Court has issued a circular stating that all judicial proceedings in the High Court will only be conducted through video conferencing in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The circular has been issued in order to completely secure the premises of the High Court and to prevent the spread of any infection after it was found that the State Government Counsel’s Office assistant…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginMadras High Court has issued a circular stating that all judicial proceedings in the High Court will only be conducted through video conferencing in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The circular has been issued in order to completely secure the premises of the High Court and to prevent the spread of any infection after it was found that the State Government Counsel’s Office assistant tested positive for COVID-19. The court-halls will also not be available for any judicial functions. This is being done in a bid to sanitise the halls so that they can be rendered hygienically fit for future use. The circular further states that all judicial functioning by the judges as per the roster assigned will continue through video-conferences, until further orders are issued.Read Circular HereNext Storylast_img read more

Herald The Dawn stars for Bolger

first_imgHerald The Dawn (6-4) gave trainer Jim Bolger a sixth triumph in the Galileo EBF Futurity Stakes when wearing down long-time leader Now Or Never in the seven-furlong Group Two. Press Association The Aidan O’Brien-trained 11-8 favourite Shogun was third while his stablemate Air Vice Marshal was a late withdrawal. Bolger said: “Kevin said the wheels were spinning but he got there. He’s basically a good ground horse but he overcame the adversity. “He can do six furlongs, seven or a mile. We’ll see where he fits in, and we have choices in Ireland, England and France.” Herald The Dawn was cut to 20-1 from 33-1 for the Qipco 2000 Guineas and to 25-1 from 33s for the Investec Derby with Paddy Power while Boylesports priced him up at 20-1 for the Guineas. O’Brien was far from despondent about shogun, saying: “Joseph knew after two furlongs that he was in trouble on the ground. “I felt that mentally the run would do him good and, with that run under his belt, he could make the step up to run in a Group One on nice ground.” center_img A full-brother to Dawn Approach, winner of the 2000 Guineas in 2013, Herald The Dawn had to work quite hard to pin down Michael O’Callaghan’s filly and prevail by a length and a quarter under Kevin Manning. By doing so, Herald The Dawn emulated his sire New Approach who lifted this prize in 2007. last_img read more

Memorable moments from 2010 tournament

first_imgThrilling.There is no better way to describe the national championship game, no better way to describe the entire tournament.The 2010 NCAA Tournament had it all — buzzer beaters, a seemingly never-ending supply of early-round upsets, exceptional individual performances and, of course, a dramatic title game to cap it all off.As Jim Nantz said, “It almost went in!” But Gordon Hayward’s last second heave rimmed out and the Blue Devils grabbed their championship t-shirts.But talk of tournament expansion will continue to pick up and many of the great moments we witnessed over the past few weeks will soon be swept aside into the ESPN Classic vault as everyone’s focus turns to next season.Before we look forward, however, let’s look back at the past few weeks of college basketball. Duke is back on top and Butler made a historic run, giving mid-majors everywhere hope; but there is a long list of moments aside from Duke’s triumph that made March and early April special.Here is what I’ll remember from yet another captivating tourney.Northern Iowa and St. Mary’s (Yeah, I’m trying to forget about Cornell.)Playmaking senior point guards are supposed to be the trademark of a Final Four team. There weren’t many better than Kansas’ Sherron Collins and Villanova’s Scottie Reynolds, so it was a no-brainer that they’d be playing deep into the tournament — seemingly everyone had KU winning it all.But Northern Iowa and St. Mary’s had something to say about that. Those two Cinderellas could have cared less who was suiting up for the Jayhawks or Wildcats.Panther guard Ali Farokhmanesh’s epic three-pointer in the late stages of the upset over No. 1-overall seed Kansas and St. Mary’s center Omar Samhan’s relentless work in the paint put their respective programs on the map, if only for a couple weeks.It’s those kind of performances that busted brackets and gave us some of the best early-round action to date.Izzo does it againMichigan State advanced to another Final Four. Man, that is getting old.Sparty’s best player and floor general, Kalin Lucas, goes down in the second round and they don’t miss a beat. Talk about a daunting task for a head coach in a single-elimination tournament.I don’t know how he does it, I don’t even think Izzo knows for sure, but the MSU head coach gets the most out of his players come tournament time and it is truly remarkable.The Spartans are just a tough out — they find a way to win close games and they rebound the basketball. With yet another Final Four run to his name, Izzo continued to prove why he’s the best coach come March (as hard as that may be for Badger fans to accept).The end of Da’Sean Butler’s college careerMost of the time we never remember who finishes second, let alone third or fourth.But while the NCAA tournament is known for the jubilation it creates, there are always the teams on the losing end, the players who see their dream die.West Virginia senior Da’Sean Butler and the Mountaineers suffered that pain in the semifinals, but Butler couldn’t even finish the game. In the second half, WVU’s best player collided with Duke center Brian Zoubek and tore his ACL.Butler collapsed to the floor screaming, hysterically crying. His head coach, Bob Huggins, fighting back tears himself, knelt down to comfort his star player in what was probably the most physically painful 10 minutes of his life, their two faces mere inches apart with millions of people watching in silence.It was one of the most moving moments I’ve ever witnessed on a basketball court.Butler’s collegiate career was over. Without him his team’s chances of advancing dissipated. His NBA stock was now thrown into question. But unfortunately in sports, we see these injuries happen all the time.What was so unique was Huggins’ incredibly emotional response when his player went down. Now, Huggins is not a colorful guy. His pre-game interview was monotone, bland and short. But we saw a different side of him last Saturday, a side brought about by an unfortunate injury.We often hear about the supposed beauty of college sports. How teenagers grow into men on and off the court. How coaches teach their players more than just X’s and O’s. How the game is about more than winning and losing.At the end of the day we all want our teams to win and that’s really all we care about. But every once in a while a moment like Butler’s injury happens and you see the game from a different perspective.It reminded us that for some coaches and their players this game is about more than winning. There is genuine loyalty, genuine pride. It’s an aspect of the college game you hardly see surface in professional sports.During the Final Four telecast CBS kept running those corny promos of players saying “this is what is college basketball is all about.”Sure, the Final Four and the national championship is what they play for. But Butler’s injury and his coach’s reaction — well, that’s a moment that defines college basketball.Max is a junior majoring in journalism. What will you remember about the 2010 NCAA tournament? Let him know at [email protected]last_img read more

Fuel cells power village in South African trial

first_img7 August 2014Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) has partnered with Canadian company Ballard Power Systems, state company Eskom and the Department of Energy on a field trial of a methanol-fuelled home generator system to light up the homes in a small village in rural South Africa.The 34 homes of Naledi Trust, a village in the Moqhaka Local Municipality in South Africa’s Free State province, will receive uninterrupted primary power via a prototype off-grid solution in a trial aimed at gauging the potential to of fuel-cell based systems to provide economical electric power to remote rural African households.“This field trial will provide valuable insight into the market requirements of off-grid communities,” Andrew Hinkly, Amplats’ executive head of marketing, said in a statement accompanying the launch of the trial on Tuesday.“The fuel cell product has significant market potential in South Africa and the rest of Africa. When commercialized, these products will provide an opportunity to create jobs in South Africa.”The system uses 5-kilowatt (kW) Ballard fuel cells run on methanol fuel, integrated by Amplats into a prototype off-grid solution that includes a battery bank and inverter operating within a micro-grid.The system is designed to provide a total of 15 kW of fuel cell-generated electric power, and can generate peak power of 70 kW with the support of batteries. Liquid methanol fuel will be delivered monthly to an external storage tank.Platinum-based fuel cells could provide a significant economic and environmental development opportunity for South Africa, opening the way for the provision of clean, reliable and cost-effective power.South Africa holds 75% of the world’s supply of platinum, a key component of Ballard’s proton exchange membrane fuel cell products.Last year, the South African government committed investment funding to support home generator field trials, reinforcing support for that country’s fuel cell industry.“A number of manufacturing and service jobs can be created from this initiative, providing an opportunity for export of value-added products to other emerging markets,” Deputy Mineral Resources Minister Godfrey Oliphant said. “This will create a new technology sector in the country.“It also, significantly, supports the South African beneficiation strategy by creating additional platinum demand of up to 7 500 ounces over 15 years through the creation of a new market.”Running in conjunction with the 12-month field trial, Ballard will continue development work on a new lower-cost methanol fuel reformer and longer-life fuel cell stack for a commercial version of the home generator, under a product development agreement signed with Amplats in 2012.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Jive Just Became a Platform Vendor. What Does That Mean For the Enterprise?

first_img3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now klint finley Last night, Jive Software released its Jive Apps SDK to developers. For Jive, this isn’t just an SDK release: it’s the beginning of a new direction. Jive assigned twice as many developers to building its application platform and Jive Apps Market as it did to developing the previous release of Jive. And that’s an indication not just of where Jive is going as a company, but where the enterprise software market seems to be headed. Salesforce.com made it clear last week that it is now a platform company vendor first and a SaaS company second. Companies such as Jive, Salesforce.com and Google are not just trying to copy the success of app stores in the consumer market, but create a whole new paradigm for enterprise software.Here’s the picture Sameer Patel, of the Sovos Group, paints in a Dreamforce wrap-up post:Here’s what I sense: Those very CIOs that choose to buy all apps from one vendor (Oracle, SAP, etc.) do so for many reasons, but one of them is architectural convenience. They realized then that every application procured from said vendor is not going to be best in class. But when it comes to some applications, ‘living with good enough’ was a welcome tradeoff to integration headaches of a best of breed approach.What Salesforce.com seems to be doing now is setting the foundation for a standardized cloud based operating systems and development environment, yet offering the convenience of picking from a plethora of application choices for each conceivable system-of-record category via force.com to fits each customers business needs. That might just be the ticket some CIOs need to get unsatisfied business users off their back: Standardize the platform element to prevent a hodge podge architecture but shift the risk functional selection out of IT and back to business owners who can now make the decision on which application to select.This is exactly what Jive is trying to accomplish. During the Jive Social Business Developer Summit last night, Chief Strategy Advisor Christopher Lochhead claimed that Jive can offer the enterprise the best of both worlds: a monolithic architecture and best-of-breed solutions.It makes a lot of sense for Jive to go this direction. Most of the basic functionality of social software suites is commoditized, and there are a lot of vendors to choose from. An app stores open up new avenues for innovation and Jive can take a piece of each sale. We expect to see more vendors moving in this direction.But is it what enterprises want? Jive CEO Tony Zingale says it is. Zingale told us that Jive has been talking to customers about the concept for months. End-users want the selection and ease of use of an app store. CIOs need to monitor and control how data is being moved in and out of the enterprise.Lochhead recounted a story he’d heard about an employee who sent his department’s annual budget to the company’s CFO using the Web-based file sharing service YouSendIt. The CFO, understandably, was livid. We’ve covered how users are taking IT issues into their own hands via freemium solutions in the past. Jive hopes to prevent these sorts of situations by giving employees another avenue for finding apps that solve their problems, without causing headaches for IT and compliance.When asked if Jive could ever become a pure platform company and give up developing its own social software products, Zingale says he still thinks certain features (such as forums) are core to what Jive does as a company. But he says the company is completely open to having competing products in its app store. “If someone comes along with a better microblogging solution they are absolutely welcome,” he said. “I bet there are better analytics solutions that could come in, for instance.”Will developers develop for the platform? Jive has already signed up more than 100 partners, including Box, Gliffy, Manymoon and UserVoice. Everyone talks a good game about “openness” these days, and Jive does appear to be walking the walk. Applications can be built using any programming language and integrated into the Jive Apps framework through open standards such as oAuth and OpenSocial. This makes it easy for developers to get involved.Manav Monga, co-founder of Manymoon, says the company was able to get up and running on the Jive Apps framework in a matter of minutes. Manymoon is already in the Google Apps Marketplace and LinkedIn’s Application Directory, both of which use oAuth, so Monga says it will be easy to port the application to Jive Apps. “Every platform has its own implemantion of oAuth,” he notes. So it will take some work to produce a finished product for Jive Apps, but it was very quick to get started.The other big advantage Jive is giving application developers is marketing and billing. Monga says that promoting Manymoon through app stores helps them save valuable marketing dollars and avoid having to convince companies to move to the cloud. And for a company as small as Manymoon, billing can be a burden. Monga hopes that Jive will give Manymoon the chance to grow in larger organizations.Although Salesforce.com’s Force.com App Exchange has a head start on Jive, Zingale isn’t particularly worried. “In my view, Force.com has been a failure,” he says. “Heroku is awesome, but why pay $212 million for a company without any revenue?”Although Force.com has been around for years in its original form, its new form is just getting started. And it’s clear that the competition between enterprise app stores is only just beginning. Microsoft already has a Windows Azure DataMarket and an AppMarket. Don’t expect other big enterprise vendors to get left behind by this. That might be bad news for Jive and Salesforce.com, but more platforms and more competition will probably be good news for CIOs, end-users and developers.Disclosure: Jive Software paid for Klint Finley’s plane ticket and accommodations for him to attend its Social Business Developer Summit IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…center_img Tags:#enterprise#Trends Related Posts Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

Apple Yanks ‘Sweatshop’ Game From The App Store. Oh, The Irony

first_imgApple has yanked the controversial game SweatshopHD from its App Store — a move rife with irony given Apple’s own long association with questionable labor practices in China.Apple actually pulled Sweatshop last month, although the news just broke Thursday on the game site Polygon. The game put players in a managerial position at an expanding offshore clothing factory. Among other things, it offers the option to employ cheap child labor as everything from fires, longer work hours, and mutilating injuries force players to make increasingly dark decisions to meet the bottom line. Simon Parkin, head of the game’s studio Littleloud, told Polygon the title was pulled because Apple was “uncomfortable selling a game based around the theme of running a sweatshop.” The game was originally released for browsers in 2011 and saw an iOS release last year. This Is Not The Exploitation You Think It IsBut Sweatshop wasn’t designed to make a quick buck off a cartoony rendition of offshore manufacturing and child exploitation. Littleloud said it got fact-checking input from Labour Behind The Label, a UK-based charity that raises awareness about who manufacturers many Western branded products and where.Sweatshop was also featured by Games For Change, a New York-based nonprofit that aims “to leverage entertainment and engagement for social good.” On its Web site, Littleloud says it set out to make a game that “challenged young people to think about the origin of the clothes we buy.” Its tag line for the game: “Explore the high cost of cheap fashion.”Despite all that, Apple chickened out. It’s a telling move, mainly because Apple has long been fighting allegations of sitting idly by while its many Chinese manufactures employ a swath of unfair labor practices to meet the world’s demand for iPhones and iPads. Principally among that group is Foxconn, who just last fall admitted to using child labor with workers as young as 14, and has been routinely plagued by its high suicide rate and massive riots due to the company’s long work hours and robotic lifestyle regiment it imposes on its workers. Playing Sweatshop: A Lesson In CrueltyAs I fired up the in-browser version of the game for the first time, I was met with a lengthy and darkly comic introduction that takes you from a store selling a Nike-esque shoe in high demand across the loading docks, delivery trucks, and ocean-crossing steam liners that move it from the sweatshop it was produced in. This is all to the soundtrack of unbelievably catchy arcade techno music that starkly contrasts with what you’re seeing on screen.  Related Posts The game starts small, putting you in charge of one child laborer and $100 to hire more workers. Sweatshop is an optimization strategy game, meaning you’re given a top-down view of the factory and must accomplish a task as fast as possible, and with as few errors as you can manage, through furious mouse clicks and intense monitoring of the game’s multiple working parts, which in this game happen to be fearful children and exhausted adults. The children are scared mostly because of the cruel and heartless head manager, a stocky, mustached man in a shirt and tie that continuously calls his workers “lazybones” and complains about having to provide them with water. As the conveyor belt pulls in material to make things like hats and shirts, you have to make sure each item is completed before it gets to the end of the belt or it counts as a failed item. If you rack up a certain number of failed items – like I did numerous times while trying to keep my workers hydrated and simultaneously maximizing my speed – you lose the contract and have to restart the level.Sweatshop holds nothing back when it comes to making you reflect on your decisions, and ultimately begin to marginalize every worker until you begin to think of them as just another cog in the big manufacturing machine. The end of each level gives you a stat rundown, boosting your overall score for the level with bonuses for quality, time and the amount of cash used (which you can try to control by firing workers as they become less useful or by hiring more children). You’re also given a button at the bottom to check your CV, which displays the trophies you’ve earned for completing certain in-game milestones like refreshing your first tired worker. While it haphazardly treats themes of child labor and deplorable working conditions in a satirically upbeat manner, Sweatshop also spends a good chunk of time addressing the player directly in a serious manner. At the end of each level, the game’s representative child laborer character offers a real sweatshop fact.That same character engages in one-on-one conversation with you at the beginning of each level to let you know what makes for more manageable conditions, like paying for more water and keeping the conveyer on slow. The child even offers his personal story — for instance, how he wishes he could attend school but instead must work to support his family.  Why Apple Should Allow Socially Conscious GamesMany may note the irony at play in Apple banning a game over its controversial, child-labor-related content following Foxconn’s breaking of labor laws last year. Apple deserves some credit it acknowledging the problems of outsourced manufacturing; it launched an investigation last year into Foxconn’s labor practices (though only after the New York Times published some damning investigative reports).But by banning Sweatshop — a game that, while unorthodox in its message delivery, does actively try to make smartphone users think about the welfare of the workers behind the things they wear and the devices they use — Apple has again retreated from the debate. Not exactly what you’d normally expect from a company that once exhorted people to “think different.”Approving and promoting a game like Sweatshop might seem risky from a traditional PR perspective, but it would highlight Apple’s willingness to allow others transparent discussion of labor conditions on its platform. It would open up debate, and might even win the company some kudos among critics who have blasted Apple for its lackluster response and feeble efforts to improve working conditions at its overseas contractors.At the moment, though, it seems Apple’s App Store nannies are too “uncomfortable” to take that chance.How Alterna-Apple Could Redress The ProblemImagine for a moment we lived in an alternative universe, one in which Apple executives really wanted to improve working conditions in iProduct factories. That’s exactly the world conjured up in a recent report by the Economic Policy Institute, a left-liberalish think tank, which argues that Apple could, and should, deploy its enormous cash reserves to pay higher wages to the Chinese workers who assemble its iPhones and iPads. (And, for good measure, to its Apple Store retail workers as well.)“Almost entirely absent from the discussion has been whether those reserves should also be used to provide fairer compensation to the workers making its products abroad or selling its products here,” writes report author Isaac Shapiro.Shapiro argues that Apple could take several simple steps to improve thousands of lives — for instance, by switching to a livable wage standard, providing retroactive compensation to workers for past labor rights violations, and to keep working to lower the 60 hour work weeks at many of its contractor factories.Similarly, the EPI report calls for Apple to fulfill its March 2012 promise to compensate workers for all of their past unpaid hours. “Apple has since gone silent on this promise, and may be walking away from it, even though the promise is a response to illegal and unjust work practices, and could be fulfilled using just a tiny fraction of Apple’s massive reserve,” Shapiro writes. These are, generally speaking, terrific suggestions for Apple. But if the iPhone maker doesn’t even have the cojones to allow a social advocacy game on its App Store, I sure wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for it to put some muscle behind the real-world issues that game addresses in virtual form. nick statt What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Tags:#Apple#iOS#Mobile Games Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementlast_img read more

Jonah Hill on Writing and Directing Mid90s — and Tips He Learned from the Greats

first_imgHere’s a look at the insights Mid90s director Jonah Hill has learned from filmmaking greats like Martin Scorsese, Spike Jonze, and Seth Rogen.Fresh off the Mid90s world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival, Jonah Hill brought his debut feature to Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas so genre-film fans could check out his cinematic ode to 1990s skateboarding culture. Mid90s, which is being released by A24 in October, completes a surprising career transition for Hill, who has transformed from the snarky funny man in Superbad and Grandma’s Boy to serious actor and filmmaker with recent films like Moneyball, The Wolf of Wall Street, and the new Netflix series Maniac.While his career trajectory has been unique, he’s quick to point out that his experiences have been the best film school any aspiring filmmaker could want. Speaking to Fantastic Fest audiences after the film’s screening in Austin, Hill shared some of the insights he’s gleaned from filmmaking greats like Scorsese and others.Don’t Be Afraid of the WideMid90s begins with an unassuming static wide shot looking down a long hallway in an uninspiring family home. You hear the sounds of commotion offscreen before two characters smash into the frame and up against a wall. We’re introduced to Stevie, the film’s star (played by Sunny Suljic) and his abusive older brother Ian (played by Lucas Hedges) — the latter in full pursuit of the former for sneaking into his room.This opening, Hill explained during the Q&A after the film, was a direct suggestion from Martin Scorsese. Hill, who starred in Scorsese’s Wolf of Wall Street, sought out advice from the filmmaking legend and was surprised to get a personal workshop session that lasted more than four hours. Scorsese pushed Hill to not be afraid, and to embrace the wide, in his debut project. The opening shot was his personal recommendation for introducing the audience to the lead characters and some of the innate violence in the film.The Plot GameWhen you’ve worked as studiously as Hill has over the years (he’s averaged roughly a staggering four movies a year since 2006), you get great opportunities to meet and collaborate with some of the best. In one piece of filmmaking advice, which every aspiring writer should implement, Hill shared some insights from writer and director Spike Jonze, who won an Oscar for his screenplay for Her in 2013.Hill described a game that he and Jonze would play together when they were working on a script for an unfinished project. It’s an exercise in plot, wherein he and Jonze would take turns describing the plots of some of their favorite films. It sounds like a simple task, but as Hill explains, it helped teach him how to see and communicate direction and vision. You can’t film what you can’t visualize. It was an exercise Hill would repeat often to help himself finalize his vision for Mid90s, which is a difficult task for a first-time director.Find Your Own VoiceLike Hill, several actors and comedians in the past year have made the transition from in front of the camera to behind it. Bo Burnham, with his critical darling Eighth Grade, and Paul Dano, with Wildlife, both come to mind, as they — like Hill — have leveraged their years of experience to create their own unique voices.Mid90s doesn’t feel like a Scorsese film, or a Jonze film, or a Seth Rogen comedy. (If anything, it feels closer to Larry Clark and Harmony Korine’s Kids, which Hill cites as a major influence — Mid90s even features a cameo by Korine.) Instead, it feels like an authentic, slice-of-life look at a specific experience in a particular time and place. This is something Hill worked hard to capture, and he disconnected himself from his personal cinema upbringing to do so.For aspiring filmmakers, writers, and directors, film’s like Mid90s are great case-studies for how to bring about a first-time feature — and how to establish a new voice. While Hill may not have gone to a proper film school, he used the resources at his disposal and his own experiences to challenge his own filmmaking growth. We may not all have Martin Scorsese, Spike Jonze, and Seth Rogen as mentors, but we do all have resources within reach we can use for projects of our own. It just takes the drive, which Hill mentions again and again, to keep creating.All images by Jack Plunkett (via Fantastic Fest).To explore some filmmaking resources of your own, check out some of these interviews and articles.Making a Short Film With Little to No Crew: The AftermathInterview: Daniel Levin, DP of Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin StoryA Look at The Masterclass Sound Editing of “A Quiet Place”Interview: How Filmmaker Jessica Sanders Brought a Tiny Person into a Big WorldInsights into the State of the Music Video Production Industrylast_img read more

Meralco acquires Raymond Almazan for 1st round draft picks

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss READ: As Almazan goes missing, six PBA teams interestedAlmazan is just what the doctor ordered for Meralco, which has long sought for a big man.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe 6-foot-8 Almazan is expected to make his debut for the Bolts in the coming Commissioner’s Cup where he will be teaming up with import Gani Lawal down low. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting History made as women to referee men’s AFC Cup clash Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated LATEST STORIES Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess PBA big man Raymond Almazan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines–Meralco has acquired the services of star center Raymond Almazan from Rain or Shine on Tuesday, team manager Paolo Trillo said.The PBA approved the trade that sent the Bolts’ rights to the 2019 and 2021 first round picks to the Elasto Painters in exchange for Almazan.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess View commentslast_img read more

2011 Tasmania Club Championships and Junior State Cup

first_imgTouch Football Tasmania has introduced a new tournament to its state program in 2011, with the Club Championships to be held on Saturday, 19 November at Prospect Park, Launceston. The Club Championships is a new initiative designed to increase participation and create an opportunity for both a high standard of competition, as well as social participation. The event will see teams compete across three divisions – Men’s division one, Women’s Open and Men’s division two. Sunday will see the 2011 Junior State Cup take place again at Prospect Park, with six divisions competing in the event. Teams at the Junior State Cup will be eager to take to the fields on Sunday, following last year’s event being cancelled due to bad weather. The under 18’s Girls division has been added to the line-up and will join the 12’s Girls, 16’s Girls, 12’s Boys, 14’s Boys and 16’s Boys at the event. There will also be a focus on referee and coaching development across the tournament, with Touch Football Australia National Referee Panel member Ian Matthew in attendance at the event. To keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the 2011 Club Championships and Junior State Championships, please visit the following website:www.tastouch.com.aulast_img read more

a month agoMan Utd keeper De Gea: Away support crucial at West Ham

first_imgMan Utd keeper De Gea: Away support crucial at West Hamby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United goalkeeper David de Gea says their support will be key at West Ham.United fans will be out in force at the London Stadium and, now in his ninth season at the club, De Gea knows exactly how significant our travelling supporters are for the team.“They are vitally important to us,” said the goalkeeper.“Our fans that follow us away from home are just incredible. Sometimes it’s just like we are playing at home in those away fixtures! “It’s amazing… it helps us all tremendously down there on the pitch, we can always feel the warmth from our fans and that is hugely important to us.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more