Vicente sees good things from PH volleybelles despite recent tune-up loss

first_img‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube “The mere fact that we were able to match their speed and discipline is a positive development.”Jaja Santiago became the Philippines’ focal point in offense as she put up 17 points while Alyssa Valdez and Jovelyn Gonzaga finished with 15 and 12 points, respectively.Kim Fajardo orchestrated the offense for the national team with 37 excellent sets to go along six points.ADVERTISEMENT Hill follows coach orders to be ‘aggressive’ in clutch showing for Star Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We may have lost the match, but I still like what I saw,” said Vicente. “We know that Kobe Shinwa is a very tough team and it plays fast and aggressive.” End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments MOST READ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite LATEST STORIES Philippine women’s volleyball team tries to sharpen its skills as it plays another friendly in Osaka pic.twitter.com/PcN4A2zIJU— Marc Anthony Reyes (@marcreyesINQ) July 26, 2017National team head coach Francis Vicente has been impressed with his squad so far in its Japanese training camp as they prepare for two international competitions set in August.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Despite losing to Kobe Shinwa Women’s University in five sets, 19-25, 25-17, 18-25, 25-23, 15-8, Vicente said their tune-up game served its purpose of allowing him to experiment with different rotations that can adapt to fast-paced play.ADVERTISEMENT LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Indian national gunned down in Camarines Surlast_img read more

Raiders report card: Grading Jon Gruden’s team after third loss

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceMIAMI — This is the kind of report card you take from the mailbox before your parents find it.The Raiders blew a third consecutive second-half lead, this time a 10-point advantage late in the third quarter than ended in an eight-point loss.Dolphins 28, Raiders 20 was the final score, but the numbers alone hardly tell the story of another Oakland breakdown that has Jon Gruden’s return reaching dangerous levels before …last_img read more

Amazon Kindle Now Lets You Loan Your E-Books (Sorta)

first_imgCurrently, sharing can only be administered via the Amazon website, not within apps or on the Kindle itself. For (certain) books you’ve downloaded, you’ll find the option under “Manage Your Kindle.” The recipient of your book needn’t own a Kindle, and you’ll just need their email address in order to make the loan. They’ve got to crack the book open…. errrr, click on the link and accept the download… within 7 days, and they have 14 days total, of course, in order to read and “return” it. Related Posts One of the features that the Barnes & Noble Nook has had that the Amazon Kindle lacked is the ability to lend e-books. No more. You can now lend your Kindle books, as the feature, first reported back in October, has gone live today. But before you get too excited about the ability to share your digital library, there are a number of key restrictions.Only certain books can be loaned. According to Amazon, “it is up to the publisher or rights holder to determine which titles are eligible for lending.” (None of the books I have downloaded are available to lend, for what it’s worth.) Furthermore, while the book is on loan, the owner can’t access it. Lending can only be initiated by U.S. customers, and recipients won’t have access to certain books in certain countries.And arguably the most frustrating restriction: you can only lend a book once.The loan lasts 14 days, which I suppose isn’t totally unreasonable. And hey, at least you’re guaranteed to get the book back, right? Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#E-Books#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… audrey watterslast_img read more

Wind Energy Hits a High Note

first_imgA record amount of new wind energy capacity was under construction at the end of 2013, according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). The two main reasons for the wind boom are technological advancements that have lowered costs and a federal tax credit.In an end-of-the-year summary for 2013, the industry group said in Washington on Janury 30 that wind projects with a combined capacity of more than 12,000 megawatts were under construction by the end of the year. Most of that construction, accounting for 10,900 MW, was started in the fourth quarter of the year.One key was the Production Tax Credit, which was extended by Congress in 2013 after being allowed to lapse briefly at the start of the year. The credit, which has been in effect for more than 20 years, is worth 2.3 cents per kilowatt-hour for the first 10 years of the project.The tax credit expired again at the end of 2013, but the industry expects it will be renewed again in 2014, according to an article from Gannett’s Washington Bureau. Tax credit and new capacity go hand in handWithout the tax credit, the industry slows to a crawl. According to the AWEA, when the credit is allowed to expire, wind installations drop off from 75% to 95%, as they did at the start of 2013.Orders placed in the last part of 2013 will keep the industry busy for a while. But the AWEA says that if the tax credit isn’t back on the books by the start of the construction season in the spring, there could be trouble.While the capacity of projects under construction hit an all-time high at the end of 2013, the total capacity that was actually installed in 2013 was quite low — 1,084 MW compared with the record-setting 13,131 MW installed during 2012. The AWEA said that the late extension of the production tax credit and an investment tax credit was to blame.“In the absence of long-term policies, the wind industry should not be left out in the cold while Congress decides the way forward on energy,” said AWEA CEO Tom Kiernan in a prepared statement available on the organization’s website. “The [tax credit] is a highly successful policy and Congress should act quickly to extend it to maintain a stable business environment, so that wind energy can continue to provide more affordable, clean, homegrown energy.”In all, the AWEA said in its report that there are now 61,1087 MW of installed wind capacity in the United States — enough to power 15.3 million homes.last_img read more

Jason Behrendorff laughs off comparisons with WWE superstar John Cena

first_imgHe is ecstatic after his match-winning performance in his very second international game but rookie left-arm speedster Jason Behrendorff’s ultimate aim is to play Test cricket for a long time.”Test cricket is the ultimate prize and wearing the baggy green cap is something I am sure all cricketers aspire to and I certainly do. I will be pursuing and doing everything I can to play Test cricket,” Behrendorff said after winning Man of the Match award for his 4/21 in Australia’s eight wicket victory.Having bowled just an over on his debut in Ranchi, the lanky pacer made the most of the overcast conditions to rip through the Indian top four – Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli and Manish Pandey – in 15 deliveries.The feeling of winning a game for Australia is yet to sink in. “An unbelievable feeling to be honest. Ranchi was almost nearly not getting on at all, to get one over was great to get out there but to bowl four overs tonight to take four wickets but mainly to get a win, to get the boys back up and about after a pretty tough time in the one-dayers, it’s very special,” said Behrendorff.”I was really happy with that. A few ones that I got hit to the boundary probably were not obviously where I needed to be bowling. But obviously to get the ball up there, swing the ball, hit guys on the pads and nick blokes off those are the things we talk about in our meetings to get the balls in those areas especially up front so I was very happy with that.”advertisementIt’s interesting to see if Australia would field two left-armers in Behrendorff and Mitchell Starc in the upcoming Ashes. “We are left-armers, we both swing it a bit. Mitch bowls a bit quicker than I do, but I know Mitch reasonably well. I’ve spent a bit of time playing with him occasionally but mainly against him. He is someone that I feel I can talk to and get some advice off as well.”Having been hit for two boundaries in the first over, Behrendorff set it up nicely for Rohit Sharma. The full length delivery swung back to trap him leg before. “For me, that’s what I generally try to do — swing it back, that’s my plan up front especially to the right handers,” he said.Behrendorff has also gained attention for his close resemblance to WWE superstar John Cena. Behrendorff was in splits after Cena’s name came up in the post match press conference.”From what I can understand he is a fair bit bigger than I am. But I’ll take it (the comparisons made by fans), sure.”Being aggressive may be fast bowlers’ forte but Behrendorff wants his ball to do the talking. “You don’t have to be mean and nasty all the time. Generally I try and let my skills and the ball do the work and let that do the talking for me instead of getting into a verbal battle or anything like that.”Some guys enjoy that and that’s what gets them going and fired up, but it’s not really my style.”Having struggled with injuries, Behrendorff has acquired education in sports science. “It’s nice to have a bit of knowledge about what’s going on so I can chat to the doctors and the physios and understand exactly what’s going on, what I need to do.”Behrendorff knows a thing or two about intense rehabiliation programmes. “The main thing is doing your rehab and getting back… and now enjoying playing international cricket for the first time. It’s something I have worked so hard for and I am loving every minute of it.”Back home it was an emotional time for his family. “It was a very special moment probably telling my wife first off was amazing. She was away at the time so we had to do it over the phone. She was very excited. The next best one was my dad. He’s never speechless, he’s an outgoing sort of guy but he was speechless on the phone for about 10 seconds.”The latest Aussie pacer may also be sought after in the lucrative Indian Premier League T20. “It might do. That’s down the track, I’ve got a fair bit of cricket to play yet so first and foremost focussed on winning the next game in Hyderabad and then got a summer of cricket to play but that would be very nice,” he concluded.advertisementlast_img read more

Virat Kohli overtakes AB de Villiers to become fastest to reach 9000 ODI runs

first_imgVirat Kohli just keeps on scoring runs and smashing records!The India captain has now surpassed South African star AB de Villiers to become the fastest to reach 9000 One-Day International runs — in just 194 innings.The list, that is now lead by Kohli, has De Villiers on second with 9000 runs in 205 innings and former India captain Sourav Ganguly is third having reached the mark in 228 innings.On Sunday, in the ODI series decider vs New Zealand in Kanpur, Kohli stepped up his game once again and as soon as his score tally touched 83, he achieved another record.Earlier in the match, Kohli also became the first batsman to score 2000 ODI runs in 2017, beating the likes of South Africa’s Hashim Amla (1988 runs) and England’s Joe Root (1855 runs).Kohli’s list of records doesn’t end there!In the decider itself, he also became the fastest to reach 5000 runs in international cricket as captain across formats, taking only 93 innings to reach the mark. Second to him in the list is Michael Clarke who took 109 innings to reach the mark.In the first match of the series, Kohli also surpassed Australian great Ricky Ponting in the list of most ODI hundreds scoring his 31st ton. He only trails Sachin Tendulkar, who tops the list with 49 ODI centuries.The India captain had a brilliant 2016 where he struck 2595 international runs and the 28-year-old has only bettered his statistics this year.Kohli became the first batsman to reach 1000 runs in 2017 in ODIs. Till now, the India captain has scored two Test centuries and five ODI hundreds.advertisementODI isn’t the only format Kohli is flourishing in this year!Earlier in 2017, the Delhi batsman became the first to score double hundred in four straight Test series — 200 vs West Indies, 211 vs New Zealand, 235 vs England and 204 vs Bangladesh.The skipper has also led India to four consecutive ODI series win this year, along with reaching the final of ICC Champions Trophy.last_img read more