first_imgThe Alliance-McKay Security Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) Under-20 competition, which was won by Waterhouse FC last year, is set to get under way tomorrow.Alliance Finance, which has been supporting KSAFA since 1996, handed over a cheque worth $1 million as title sponsor.The other title sponsor, McKay Security, contributed $600,000. Western Sports will contribute a set of gear to each participating team for an overall value of $825,000.Also, former Reggae Boyz striker Khari Stephenson, whose father, Stewart, is the head of KSAFA, has donated three pairs of boots to be presented to the Most Valuable Player, Leading Goalscorer, and Best Defender at the completion of the competition.RJR Group and KLAS-ESPN Sports Radio will broadcast the games from the quarter-final stage.Stewart Stephenson said he is grateful to the sponsors for their support.”This cannot cover the cost of what the clubs need to prepare for competition, but we have done our best,” Stephenson said.Both title sponsors say they are committed to the development of the sport.”Due to the success last year, we are pleased to continue sponsorship of the Under-20 competition in KSAFA,” Arnie Francis, Alliance Finance’s general manager, disclosed.”This competition provides an avenue for the players in their development. We are very passionate about what we do. This is a very good competition,” Francis added.Rodney McPherson, McKay Security’s special projects manager, said: “It is good to be associated with this competition for another year. Our contribution is also part of our outreach programme.”KSAFA Competitions Chairman Marc Williams said the competition – whose first-round fixtures were not confirmed at the press conference – serves as a critical part in the development of players.”To have registered 31 of 33 clubs from KSAFA is a testimony of its importance,” Williams shared.The teams will play in four zones based on their geography. At the completion of the group stage, the top two teams from each zone will advance to the knockout stage.The champion team will receive $50,000 and the trophy; the beaten finalist is guaranteed $40,000, while the third- and fourth-place teams will earn $30,000 and $20,000, respectively.last_img read more

first_imgKiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Mac Tallo was picked 10th by TNT in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netMac Tallo will be the first to admit that entering the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft was nothing short of a leap of faith.Coming off a stellar run with Southwestern University in Cebu, the 23-year-old could not sustain his groove when he took his act in the PBA D-League, posting pedestrian numbers in the lone conference he played in with Racal.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LATEST STORIES MMA fighter after collapse: ‘I died tonight in the cage’ “I’m excited because all of us there are Visayans,” Tallo said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson But little did he know that his skillset alone will be his ticket on his way to being drafted by TNT as the 10th overall selection.“The risk was worth it,” Tallo shared in Filipino. “I didn’t expect to be picked in the first round. I was just praying that I get drafted. I felt I’ll end up in the second round, but when my name was called, I couldn’t believe it. I’m really happy that I made my dreams come true.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogIt may be a shocking pick for many but KaTropa coach Nash Racela said Tallo has always been high on their list as the team looks to reinforce their guard rotation and find another playmaker.“Ever since when we draft, we always look into consideration someone who could back up for Jayson Castro. So the process has been continuous for us,” he said. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Racela also joked that the surprise selection did seem like an “unconventional move” for them, taking a swipe at Kia’s unique style.But he made it clear that the TNT brass liked Tallo’s qualities dating back to his days in CESAFI.“People were expecting somebody else, but we saw a lot of potential in him. We followed him since his days in Cebu. We liked his point guard qualities, and I think that’s something that we could develop more when he stays with TNT,” Racela said.Tallo knows the things TNT needs from him, and he’s looking forward to linking up with the team’s veterans, with Castro and Ryan Reyes set to serve his mentors.But more than anything, what the 6-foot guard relishes the most will be his chance to reunite with his fellow Cebuanos Roger Pogoy and Alfrancis Tamsi.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles10:19Tropical Storm Ursula slightly accelerates06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:14Carpio 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 awardlast_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Last time I said we were about one inch of rain away from a perfect spring. Just a day or two later we got a couple of inches and the crop just looked phenomenal. But in the past week we had almost 5 inches and we got 3 inches in less than 2 hours so we had some flooding. Some of the shorter beans are showing a little yellowing, but the water got away pretty quickly because we had been so dry.I don’t know that I’ve ever seen corn look as good as it does right now. I think we’ll have corn tasseling by July 4 and I think a lot of other people will too.We always use fungicide on wheat. We used to use it on beans but I didn’t see much yield advantage and we ran into problems with green stem. We like to get beans off early and do things like plant cover crops or wheat so we have gotten away from using a fungicide on beans. I have heard guys talking about good results flying it on corn but we haven’t done that.If we get any sunshine we are going to start with wheat harvest this afternoon. Because we were dry and we do a lot of no-till it is not that hateful for getting 5 inches of rain inches in the last week. I walked the fields this morning and it is still a little too wet, but they are calling for more rain on Tuesday and Wednesday. It is one of those situations where you have to decide which way to go. Do you leave it out there and risk getting it wet again? If it was corn or beans I’d leave it out there. Wheat deteriorates so quickly on quality, though, we are going to try it this afternoon.For planting double-crops we may have to wait until it dries out a little. But it is supposed to get hotter and unless we get a bunch of rain I think we can get some straw baled and get some double-crops in right away.Some of the heads are a little smaller than I like and I saw a little head scab. I think this will be a decent wheat crop but not a great crop. I don’t know what this rain is going to do to the wheat In terms of quality.We had a terrible week for the markets. With the tariffs and the crop looking really good all across the country the prices took a beating. We may have to sit and wait for fall or winter for these markets to come back a little bit. I am tired of hearing about the tariffs. They just hurt us short term and make the futures go goofy.last_img read more

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… marshall kirkpatrick Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Hot new RSS reader LazyFeed just announced that it intends to implement support for RSSCloud, the real-time element in RSS that WordPress turned on for millions of blogs today. Perhaps already more hip to the real time web than any other RSS aggregator on the market, LazyFeed is a very logical place to see RSSCloud in action.LazyFeed is a service that tracks blog posts by topic and notifies users in real time when new posts of interest from across the web are available. You don’t subscribe to RSS feeds in LazyFeed; users select topics manually or the service can suggest topics based on the interests you’ve already exhibited in your Twitter, Delicious or other social media account. Now the site will serve up posts from WordPress blogs in real time.LazyFeed is a lot of fun to use to discover new conversations around the web about your favorite topics. Somehow, it does a good job of filtering for spam – at least for the topics I’m interested in. I’ve been using LazyFeed for the past three weeks in a Fluid single-app browser on my Mac. To be frank, it’s been so useful in churning up news items that I’ve been hesitant to discuss it publicly. I know I’m not alone in my excitement about the young service, either. I haven’t heard as much ongoing conversation about a new RSS reading tool since Feedly launched and stuck.Now LazyFeed will churn those news items up all the faster, when they come from WordPress blogs. What about Blogger, Tumblr, Posterous and other blogging services? They wouldn’t want to stay in the dark ages and not offer push subscription through either RSSCloud or Pubsubhubbub, would they?RSSCloud is being led by RSS forefather Dave Winer. So far Winer’s own RSS aggregator, River2, is the only live aggregator with RSSCloud implemented. River2 was released earlier this month, ten years after Winer built his first aggregator.The next question is whether Google Reader or the Newsgator products, FeedDemon and NetNewswire, will implement support for reading RSSCloud and Pubsubhubbub next. Rumors are already rumbling about other publishers and reader technologies implementing support for these technologies.The real time web is valuable and simple enough that blog related technology companies would be foolish to stand by and watch Twitter and Facebook become the only place that synchronous public text conversations occur. When blogging and blog reading become all the more real-time, today will be remembered as an important day in that development.center_img Tags:#NYT#RSS Readers#Visualization#web Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

first_imgThe curtains comes down on the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow tonight and India can feel reasonably happy with their showing. By rough projections, by the time the final medal tally is arrived at, India would have finished with close to 60 medals.It is the gold medal count which decides the standings on the overall table but there is no cause for remorse as preparations this time have not been as elaborate as they were before the scandal-ridden Games in New Delhi in 2010.Freeze frames from the New Delhi CWG invariably remind us of chaos and confusion, be it over the Games Village dirt or rain ruining the stadia. That, however, did not stop the athletes from winning in a variety of disciplines. There was pessimism in the air before the teams left India for Glasgow. But looking at the glow from various arenas, the Indians have done well despite impeding factors.Without sounding cliched, we are still not a sporting nation like South Africa or New Zealand, so to hopefully finish ahead of them this time in the medal tally is a plus which one can be proud of. Then again, for a country which wants gold medals as if it’s buying them at a souk in Dubai, the funding for athletes has not been as lavish as it was four years ago.Agreed, for each medal India wins in the international arena as a result of sweat, toil and tears, there is invariably government funding with a few corporates chipping in.advertisementWithout getting into the nitty-gritty of counting where each rupee goes, let’s be sure that barring cricket, in each sport, an Indian athlete wins a medal as a result of the taxpayers’ money being spent. If you take a shooter — from his weapon to bullets and foreign coaches being hired, it’s all thanks to sarkari paisa. The story is the same in many other disciplines as well.So where does the government go from here in terms of supporting athletes? The Asian Games are just six weeks away and, in less than two years, the Olympics will be held in Rio de Janeiro. Without getting miserly, the government needs to fund the disciplines where medals have come from. This concept of ear-marking a few crores in the annual budget will not work.Sport needs to be given the same priority as infrastructure development as then alone can we dream of more medals in multidiscipline sporting events. Reflecting on the last ten days, it was sheer joy to see new faces winning medals in a variety of disciplines from wrestling to weightlifting and boxing to gymnastics.Shooting was a bit of a disappointment as the gold medal count is low compared to the performances achieved before this in New Delhi, Melbourne 2006 and Manchester 2002.The good thing about shooting is that new talent is being thrown up and we find youngsters like Malaika Goel, Apurvi Chandela and Ayonika Paul winning medals.The way wrestlers and lifters have performed is a pleasant revelation as these are disciplines where allegations of drug abuse have been painful in the past. In weightlifting, it’s almost a new crop which has started delivering and in wrestling, Haryana’s contribution is awesome.Likewise, it’s very heartening to see Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal succeed in women’s doubles squash. These girls have worked hard for years in an unheralded sport, and their gold medal will work wonders for youngsters who love the sport.I am aware some people are still not happy with the number of medals won by India but considering that events like archery and tennis were not part of the Glasgow programme, one can feel happy. Also, the pairs event in shooting was done away with in Glasgow and has now again been reinstated for Gold Coast 2018.Medals in judo from Navjot Chana, Shushila Likmabam and Kalpana Devi and Dipa Karmakar winning bronze in artistic gymnastics are out of the blue for many of us. What it goes to show that there is talent, depth and drive among the Indian youth and winning medals is possible.In hockey, the much-maligned men’s team is in the final and faces powerhouse Australia once again. Riled and ridiculed after the poor showing in the FIH World Cup, the team is trying hard and should be encouraged.Looking ahead, if people think India will win the same number of medals in the Incheon Asian Games in Korea, it would be foolish. Apart from the hosts, China and Japan, even smaller countries from the Middle East have the power to win medals in a variety of disciplines. The biggest lesson to be learnt from Glasgow is that today Indian sport does not depend just on the likes of Abhinav Bindra, Gagan Narang, Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt. The new crop has arrived and needs to be encouraged.advertisementAs for the cynics, they have to stop comparing India with sporting powerhouses. Even today, the youth of the nation is forced to think twice before jumping into serious sport thanks to the pressure of the taxing academic [email protected]last_img read more

first_imgAPTN National NewsOne of Canada’s top gold medal hopes for the Olympics is an Ojibway woman from Cape Croker, Ont.The 27 year-old boxer is a world champion. But will Mary Spencer be going to the Olympics?APTN National News reporter Delaney Windigo caught up with her in Windsor, Ont.last_img

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Providenciales, 27 Oct 2015 – It was another successful event for the ‘In the Pink’ organizers and another successful night for the National Cancer Society as organizers of the Pink event say some $40,000 was raised.‘In the Pink’ featured hours of shopping at the Regent Palms Resort where gently used clothing was available at marked down prices. The evening included a Pink Poker Tournament, sponsored by Casa Blanca Casino and an after-party featuring PRIME DJ’s. Karen Whitt, General Manager for The Palms said, “In the Pink gives guests the opportunity to celebrate the joy of giving by coming together to enjoy music, shopping, food and friendship. We’re absolutely thrilled to partner with the National Cancer Society as we join the fight against breast cancer, and we are extremely excited to support such a worthy cause.”The night also featured a raffle for a new cherry pink KIA car. Residents who want tickets can purchase them still at the concierge desk at the Palms; one ticket is for $25; get three tickets for $50. The winner will be announced on October 31st at the Cancer Society’s annual luncheon. At In the Pink, Jack Lightbourne also debuted his highly anticipated, destination song and music video called, “Take Me to Paradise”. Related Items:breast cancer, casablanca casino, in the pink, jack lightbourne, karen whitt, national cancer society, regent palmscenter_img In the Pink attracts hundreds Brazil & Argentina are coming to Turks and Caicos TCI Shines joins National Tourism Month activity calendarlast_img read more