Borboran in right place at right time, caps Phoenix’s rally

first_imgChinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. EDITORS’ PICK PBA IMAGESWhen Phoenix needed a hero in its late-game rally against GlobalPort, one unassuming veteran stepped up from seemingly out of nowhere. Mark Borboran, has never been the guy to stand out in a PBA game, but on Wednesday he made sure his presence, though quiet, would ring out in the Fuel Masters’ 101-99 victory over the Batang Pier.ADVERTISEMENT Senators to proceed with review of VFA MOST READ League-leading Beermen hold off Bolts Phoenix’ play was to have Simon Enciso shoot the game-winning triple from the corner, but when the point guard missed, Borboran was there for the timely offensive board and the ensuing putback with 2.4 seconds left in the game.“Yung tira ni Simon, ready lang ako to rebound at i-putback yung tira niya, ayun na convert ko naman (I was just ready to go for the rebound after Simon shot the ball, and fortunately I was able to make it),” said Borboran.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliPhoenix was down 87-61 early in the fourth after Globalport forward Niño Canaleta made a triple but the Fuel Masters, after suffering back-to-back losses to TNT and Star by an average of 31.5 points, was determined not to suffer another humiliating setback.The Fuel Masters rallied and went berserk with a 40-12 run that eventually sealed the game for them. Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes “Total team effort talaga yun, yung fourth quarter nag-stick lang talaga kami sa game plan tapos one stop at a time then inayos namin execution sa opensa (That fourth quarter was a total team effort, we stuck to our game plan which was to make one stop at a time, and we executed on offense),” said Borboran.“Iyong character namin di na kami magpapatalo, hindi na kami magpapalamang ng ganun kalaki. Sinabi namin sa sarili namin na kaya naman namin manalo. (We now have this character that we won’t lose, we won’t allow ourselves to be down big. And we told ourselves that we can win this game).”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports We are young View commentslast_img read more

Taylor Motocross Club hosts doubleheader race this weekend

first_imgTAYLOR, B.C. – The Taylor Motocross Club is hosting a doubleheader race set this weekend.The races will take place Saturday and Sunday at the Taylor Motocross track located across the train tracks on West Cherry Avenue in Taylor.This will be the sixth race of the 10 race circuit in the Peace Motocross Association for 2017 season.- Advertisement -Camping for $10 will be available and there will also be concessions. A Day Pass will also be available for $5 for spectators.Vice President of Taylor Motocross, Dan Wuthrich says expert and beginner riders are welcome to come and race.Registration for those wanting to race will take place from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. each day and the races will start at 9:00 a.m.Advertisementlast_img read more

Varsity sports calendar

first_imgThe following are game schedules of area sports teams for Friday, Jan. 16 – Thursday, Jan. 22.Friday, Jan. 16Boys BasketballAuburndale at Wausau Newman Catholic, 7:30 p.m.Stratford at Northland Lutheran, 7:30 p.m.Marshfield at Wausau East, 7:30 p.m. (Radio: WDLB-AM 1450 and wdlbwosq.com)Girls BasketballSpencer at Owen-Withee, 7:30 p.m.Wausau East at Marshfield, 7:30 p.m.Junior College Men’s BasketballMarauder ClassicGogebic Community College vs. Fox Valley Tech, 6 p.m.UW-Fond du Lac at UW-Marshfield/Wood County, 8 p.m. WrestlingMarathon, Almond-Bancroft, Elcho at Stratford, 4 p.m.Saturday, Jan. 17Boys SwimmingMarshfield at Sheboygan South Invitational, 9 a.m.Junior College Men’s BasketballMarauder ClassicThird-place game, 12 p.m.Championship game, 2 p.m. WrestlingAuburndale at Hillsboro Invitational, TBDMarshfield at Freedom Invitational, 9 a.m.Monday, Jan. 19Boys BasketballRib Lake at Spencer, 7:30 p.m.Stratford at Chequamegon, 7:30 p.m.Girls HockeyMarshfield at Northland Pines, 6 p.m. (Eagle River Sports Arena)Tuesday, Jan. 20Boys BasketballAuburndale at Amherst, 7:30 p.m.Loyal at Marshfield Columbus Catholic, 7:30 p.m. (Radio: WOSQ-FM 92.3 and wdlbwosq.com)Marshfield at Rhinelander, 7:30 p.m. (Radio: WDLB-AM 1450 and wdlbwosq.com)Girls BasketballWausau Newman Catholic at Stratford, 7:30 p.m.GymnasticsTomah, Arcadia at Marshfield, 5:30 p.m.WrestlingStratford at Abbotsford, 7 p.m.Spencer at Rosholt, 7 p.m.Thursday, Jan. 22Boys BasketballAthens at Auburndale, 7:30 p.m.Boys HockeyTomahawk at Marshfield, 7 p.m. (Marshfield Ice Arena)Boys SwimmingMarshfield at Wisconsin Rapids, 5:30 p.m.Girls BasketballGreenwood at Marshfield Columbus Catholic, 7:30 p.m. (Radio: WOSQ-FM 92.3 and wdlbwosq.com)Spencer at Colby, 7:30 p.m.WrestlingAuburndale at Stratford, 7 p.m.Spencer at Cadott, 7 p.m.D.C. Everest at Marshfield, 7:30 p.m.last_img read more

Compliance: A New Wave of Regulations Begin

first_imgGovernment stimulus is beginning to flow.  That includes assistance to banks and to car makers.  Even health care is seeing funding — $19 billion dollars are being set aside.  Part of the stimulus bill (the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) was the inclusion of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act.  HITECH will provide federal dollars to subsidize the implementation of electronic health records for health care providers.While the announcement is big news for eHealth records, hidden away in the HITECH Act is also additional language around stricter HIPAA compliance.  The language was no doubt added because as electronic Health Records become more widespread the potential for abuse becomes a bigger concern.HITECH expands the potential role for state attorney generals to become involved in the enforcement of compliance.  That’s where things can become complicated.  Each state can interpret and enforce the law in the way that they feel works best for their state. And that means that for businesses that are active across multiple states, there is a potential for a patch-work of differing enforcements from the federal and various states for HIPAA data which they must comply with.  And violators could be subject to both state and federal penalties.HIPAA compliance will become significantly more complex and the penalty for noncompliance will be more severe.  HITECH is probably the first of many more rigid regulations that will go into effect in the near future.last_img read more

Roundup 1/20: Broad Mandate, Slim Odds Edition

first_imgThe John Templeton Foundation has revamped the way it gives out money to promote dialogue on science and religion. Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim is pouring $65 million into a genomics research collaboration involving two Mexican medical institutes and the Broad Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts (left). The 3-year project will catalog mutations in seven types of cancer, look for type-2 diabetes genes in Latin Americans, and train Mexican scientists.  Universities, patient groups, and drug companies have unveiled a slick new report and Web site showcasing how the National Institutes of Health is spending its $10.4 billion in Recovery Act money. Morocco is hoping that a solar-power mega-project will provide 40% of its energy needs by 2020.(Photo courtesy of the Broad Institute.)last_img read more

Probable line-ups: Roma-Gladbach

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Edin Dzeko should start for Roma with a protective mask against Borussia Monchengladbach in the Europa League later. Dzeko is Roma’s only recognised striker available after Nikola Kalinic suffered a leg fracture. Even though the Bosnian himself is not fully fit, he has been given the green light to play with a mask protecting his healing cheekbone. Elsewhere, a lack of options should see Javier Pastore join Jordan Veretout in the midfield double pivot. Monchengladbach, meanwhile, have bounced back from their 4-0 thrashing by Wolfsberger to move top of the Bundesliga. Joint-top goalscorer Alassane Plea should be fit enough to start, despite struggling with a thigh problem. Other than that, the Germans too have an injury crisis on their hands, with Tobias Sippel, Matthias Ginter, Tobias Strobl, Torben Musel, Fabian Johnson, Keanan Bennetts, Ibrahima Traore and Raffael all out. Roma (probable): Pau Lopez; Spinazzola, Fazio, Smalling, Kolarov; Pastore, Veretout; Kluivert, Zaniolo, Perotti; Dzeko Borussia Monchengladbach (probable): Sommer; Lainer, Jantsche, Elvedi, Wendt; Zakaria, Kramer; Neuhaus, M Thuram, Plea; Embolo Referee: Collum (SCO)last_img read more

SPORT-ALLSTARS 2 LAST

first_imgTendulkars Blasters managed a total of 208, with 17 Tendulkars Blasters managed a total of 208, with 17 sixes and 10 fours. “I felt honoured to be in the presence of these great cricket legends — Sachin, Lara, Sehwag, Sangakkara, Walsh, Warne, Ponting, Pollock, Ganguly, Kallis, Shoaib, Wasim Akram, Rhodes, Akram to name a few!! Felt like the good old days!,” a fan said. “The whole idea of Cricket All Stars is that, to try to get as many nations together to celebrate this. It was electrifying,” Tendulkar said. “I thought it was fantastic, the atmosphere was amazing,” said Warne after the match. The hotel, food, music, crowd, atmosphere — it was nothing not to like. How could you not enjoy that experience today? It was fantastic,” he added. Tendulkar thanked the cheering crowd for the support, saying during the post-match presentation that “the match has been really special. We thoroughly enjoyed being here. Houston, you were brilliant.” Tendulkar said he hopes to make the series an annual event as they want to bring cricket in every home in America. Warne said some people had been sceptical on how the retired players will perform but “we didnt take it easy, it was very competitive. The fact that the players were retired did not dampen the enthusiasm of the crowd.” Fawaz, an engineer, said, “as long as Sachin is on the field, it does not matter whether the players are retired or not. It is a dream to see play live.” Bobby Vasquez, also known as the Astros Train Guy, said he is just excited to see something new coming to Houston and he hopes he can enhance the experience for cricket fans in the area and those who are making the trip. PTI SHK PM PMadvertisementlast_img read more

Hardik Pandya knows how to play in different situations: Rahul Dravid

first_imgHeaping praise on India’s new sensation Hardik Pandya, India A coach Rahul Dravid said the Baroda all-rounder knows how to play in all kinds of situations.”A good example about Hardik from my perspective is, he’s willing to play situations and not just the natural game we often speak about.”Credit goes completely to him. He’s the one who has actually turned his career around,” Dravid told espncricinfo on Monday, on the sidelines of India A’s win against New Zealand A here in an unofficial Test.Dravid was Pandya’s coach last year on an India A tour of Australia.In the ongoing India-Australia One-day International (ODI) series, Pandya scored two match-winning half-centuries.In the first ODI, he revived a floundering innings with former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and scored a match-changing 83.In Indore on Sunday, he was sent up to No.4 after the openers put on a century stand in a chase of 294. Pandya hit big scoring 78 to guide India home by five wickets.”It’s not about playing just the one way you want to play. If he bats at four, he bats in a particular way. If he bats at six, he bats in a particular way,” Dravid said.”Tomorrow, he may bat at 80 for 4, like he did in the first ODI with Dhoni. That shows maturity and that’s what you want to see. This concept of ‘play your natural game’, which I hear all the time, frustrates me because there’s no such thing in my belief as ‘natural game’.advertisement”It’s only about how you play different situations. Are you good enough to play when the score is 30 for 3, or 250 for 3? Are you good enough to bat when you go in first over or are you good enough to go in first ball after lunch?”You have to learn to bat differently in different conditions, and if you can do that like Hardik is showing at the moment, those would be signs of a developing cricketer, someone who can make consistent contributions and not someone who is a one-off, who can produce brilliance once in a while. The aspiration and challenges set for a lot of India A players is to be all-weather players, all-situation players, all-condition players,” Dravid said.last_img read more

Badhaai Ho was supposed to be an ad film: Director Amit Sharma reveals

first_imgThe highly acclaimed film, Badhaai Ho was originally conceptualised for an advertisement revealed director Amit Sharma. In a panel discussion at FICCI Frames recently, Amit said that the script of the film never reached the client it was initially written for.He said, “I heard this one line idea in 2015 about a 51-year-old mother getting pregnant. I just jumped on this idea written for an ad film and said, ‘Wow let’s develop this into a feature film’. Akshat (Ghildial), my writer, wrote that but fortunately, the script never got presented to the client. It never reached the client.”The director also said that many people advised him not to take risk with this story. He added, “Because my background is advertising filmmaking, I always jump on good ideas. When you get to do a feature film with an idea, it is always going to work. I had immense confidence in this idea. We were walking on thin ice because we were talking about the pregnancy of a 51-year old mother. It could have gone either way. I believed if an idea has affected me, it will affect others too.”Badhaai Ho is a coming-of-age drama which chronicles the story of a family dealing with an accidental pregnancy. It features Ayushmann Khurrana and Sanya Malhotra in the lead role. The film also stars Neena Gupta and Gajraj Rao playing middle-aged pregnant couple, and Surekha Sikri playing Ayushmann’s grandmother.Currently, Amit Sharma is working on a sports biopic starring Ajay Devgn. The film will focus on the life of a football player and coach Syed Abdul Rahim.advertisementALSO READ: Who is Syed Abdul Rahim, the man Ajay Devgn is playing in his next film?ALSO READ: Ajay Devgn to play football coach Syed Abdul Rahim in Boney Kapoor’s nextALSO WATCH: I can take on anybody with my little finger, says Ajay Devgnlast_img read more

UN probes killings by Government forces rebels in eastern DR Congo

20 February 2008The United Nations peacekeeping operation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) said today that it is investigating human rights violations committed by both Government troops and rebel groups in the eastern part of the strife-torn nation. The human rights section of the mission, known by its French acronym MONUC, has positively identified eight victims, including three children, who were killed by Congolese Army soldiers on 2 January in a village near Goma, the capital of North Kivu province, UN spokesperson Marie Okabe told reporters in New York. Recent months have witnessed increased fighting in North Kivu between Government troops and rebels allied with dissident General Laurent Nkunda, forcing hundreds of thousands of civilians to flee their homes. MONUC has also collected preliminary evidence indicating that Gen. Nkunda’s troops have killed at least 30 civilians between 16 and 20 January in the village of Kalonge. “The killings are believed to have been committed in reprisal for the villagers’ seeking refuge in the sector controlled by perceived enemies of the Nkunda faction,” Ms. Okabe said. She added that while its investigations into these killings continue, MONUC has called on Congolese parties to respect international human rights and humanitarian law. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) estimates that over the last year, a mix of conflict, military build-up and spiralling lawlessness has displaced 400,000 people in North Kivu – the worst displacement since the end of the DRC’s civil war in 2003. In total, there are an estimated 800,000 displaced people in the province, including those uprooted by previous conflicts. The UN-backed Conference for Peace, Security, and Development in the Kivus, held in Goma in January, concluded with an agreement between the Government and armed groups in the east, by which the latter committed to end all hostilities. read more