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first_imgUp for grabs is a berth in the final qualifying tournament for next year’s World T20 Championships in the West Indies.The PNG Lewas are strong favourites after winning last year’s 50 over regional qualifier in Apia.They’re up against Vanuatu in today’s opening round in Sano and assistant coach Arua Dikana backed them to do well.”The last couple of months we’ve been training well in PNG,” he said.”We are really good at the moment and we have some players who can win matches and cricket is a funny game where we expect anything.”We have prepared for this tournament as favourites so we are looking forward to the first game.”Vanuatu did not take part in the the 50 over qualifying tournament for East Asia Pacific but coach Eddie Mansale believed they could produce an upset.”Everyone knows we’re underdogs here – we rank last in the tournament,” he said.”But we still feel the team had a good year last year. All year as preparation we’re doing skills work a lot and yeah we’re ready.””None of these team here are going to look up to Vanuatu in a way,” said Mansale.”We are well prepared and we’re looking to do a lot of damage in this tournament – we’re going to upset some big names around here.”last_img read more

first_imgA Corentyne, Berbice pensioner was on Sunday evening killed after he was struck by a car that sped away from the scene.Dead is Andre Buchhan, also called Nalvan Buchhan of Lot 51 Block 4, Tain, Corentyne.At the time of the accident, the 68-year-old was heading to a friend’s home.Dead: Andre Buchhan, also called Nalvan BuchhanReports are the pensioner was struck on the Tain, Berbice road during a power outage and as such, residents were unable to pinpoint the registration plate of the car.Speaking with Guyana Times, the dead man’s brother, Michael Latchaya said that about 19:30h on Sunday, they were informed about the accident. He said when he arrived at the scene his brother was lying in a pool of blood in an unconscious state.He was picked up and taken to the Port Mourant Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Upon making enquiries, Latchaya was told that the car sped away after hitting Buchhan.Meanwhile, Police were able to obtain surveillance footage from a home in the area as they launch an investigation. Buchhan was the third of 14 siblings. (Andrew Carmichael)last_img read more

first_img“We looked at a number of countries for our build-up for the Africa Cup of Nations and Kenya proved to be the most convenient since they are en route our way home from Poland.“I believe Kenya will give us a good game and after, will have a better idea of the players to use in the preparations for the Nations Cup,” Ingesund who will be in his second game in charge of Bafana after taking over from Pitso Mosimane in June said.He took his side through their final training session on Monday morning and with the visitors worried about the bumpy surface at Nyayo Stadium where the two teams are set to clash on Tuesday evening beginning at 7pm local time (+3GMT).The Kenya Defense Force will hold their open day at the same venue ahead of the game raising further concerns about the pitch with the capital experiencing heavy rains in recent days.South Africa Premier Soccer League, Orlando Pirates keeper, Moeneeb Josephs was an injury concern during the session after appearing to sprain his ankle forcing him off most of the training.“The pitch has holes and Josephs stepped on one and we shall raise the issue with the federation so that we can have them covered with sand since it is important for us and the Kenyans as well to protect the players since they can also injure themselves.“We are not here to complain about the facilities and I must have players with the character to play in such conditions if we are to win the Nations Cup,” the coach who will make a number of changes to the team that lost narrowly in Warsaw added.Ingesund stressed his side was not under pressure to post their third victory over Stars since the main objective remained making an impression on their second home AFCON.“I did not come here to beat anyone, I came here to prepare for the Nations Cup and I would rather lose all these matches and win the trophy.“The pressure is on Kenya to match my team on the pitch when we play.”For the second game, Ingesund will be missing the services of English Premiership Everton FC midfield player, Stephen Pienaar who retired from international football after ten years with the side.“It is a blow to lose such players as Pienaar but we have to accept his decision and move on. We respect him for the good ten years he has given us,” he proclaimed.“At the moment, we do not have a team and after this game, we shall now start developing the players we have identified since I will have tested the team I selected for the two games,” Ingesund proclaimed.His new captain, Bongeni Khumalo, was upbeat about the prospects of following in the footsteps of Neil Tovey and lift the continental crown on home soil.“We have a strong tradition as a team and hopefully in January, we can achieve the aim we have set ourselves. I’m not under pressure to perform as a captain since it is a honour to lead the team,” the Greek side PAOK defender who is on loan for EPL side Tottenham Hotspur declared.The South Africans admitted they knew little about their opponents hence their desire to concentrate on playing their own football on Tuesday.“They have a new coach who will no doubt have changed the way his side plays. I have only watched them play on DVD and I don’t know much about them or the country’s league,” coach Ingesund noted.Teko Modise (Mamelodi Sundowns), Siphiwe Tshabalala (Kaizer Chiefs), Itumeleng Khune (Kaizer Chiefs) and Siyabonga Sangweni (Orlando Pirates) were among the 2010 World Cup Bafana squad that trained on Monday and are expected to start.South Africa have won on both two previous meetings with Stars on their home soil in 1996 (1-0) and last year (2-0) while Kenya have not lost at Nyayo since March 2009 when they went down 2-1 to Tunisia.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, September 15- Kenya take on South Africa on Tuesday evening with Bafana Bafana coach, Gordon Ingesund using the international friendly as a test for his players to stake their claim on his 2013 Africa Cup of Nations squad.Having lost 1-0 to Poland on Friday, coach Ingesund who hopes to emulate Clive Barker and lead the boys to their first Nations Cup win since 1996 when they last hosted the continental showpiece, aspires to have identified his core players for the continental showpiece after the Nairobi tie.last_img read more

first_img Sead Kolasinac is set to reject the chance to join Chelsea 1 Sead Kolasinac is ready to snub interest from Chelsea to join Juventus this summer.The Schalke defender is inside the final six months of his current contract and is refusing to agree fresh terms.The 23-year-old was the subject of strong interest from Chelsea in the final days of the January transfer window, but Schalke opted against cashing in on him.The Blues remain keen on Kolasinac and it was thought they may sign him for free this summer but, according to  reports in Italy, the Bosnian is likely to be off to Juve instead.The left-back will reportedly fly to Turin next week to undergo a medical and finalise personal terms, before joining the Italian champions in July.Kolasinac has been in fine form this season, weighing in with six assists, and Juventus view him as the ideal replacement for Patrice Evra – who recently joined Marseille.last_img read more

first_imgThe Wednesday Open was played on October with a big turnout on the day.  Shaun Duffy (8.2) had a good winning score of 38 points.  Shaun got two birdies – on the 4th and the 11th – along with 8 pars.Picture: Prize Winners Kitchen Open on 25/09/19 – L/R Pat Brady (Sponsor) Captain John Bowe, Shaun Duffy, Amanda Brady (Sponsor), Colin Murrow & Darragh McMenamin. He pushed Allister Borland (19.3) into second place.  Allister scoring 37 points (bot). Allister is back in form again, he has a tremendous drive of the ball and is now hitting fairways more frequently.  Hugh Gallagher (11.9) took third place with 37 points. (bot) and Martin Gallagher (6.8) took Gross with 37 points.The Minor League Team played the first leg of the Final away against Portsalon.  The weather conditions on the day were extremely wet Portsalon certainly had home advantage.  Letterkenny lost 5/0 on the day however all is not yet lost. The home game has yet to to be played, Letterkenny are still capable of pulling it off.  Three in a row is not yet off the cards. Prize Winners Farren Roarty Open on 25/09/19 L/R Jamie Foley, Darragh McMenamin, Captain John Bowe, Colin Murrow winner with 42 pts, and Cathal Roarty of Farren/Roart).A Club Open was played on Saturday October 5. PJ Nee (11.1) won the competition with 36 points. (bot). PJ had two birdies – on the 3rd and the 15th – with 7 pars making up the winning score. Runner up was George Onofrei (9.5) being beaten on the break of tie. Shay Henry (12.6) was third with 35 points.The Golf Course is bearing up extremely well under recent difficult weather conditions, the drainage systems and lakes are operating optimally leaving the course in good playing condition on the following days.Prize Winners Sunday Open on 29/09/19 – L/R Jamie Foley, Captain John Bowe, Philip Friel winner with 39 pts & Shaun Duffy.Kieran Sweeney (5.7) won the Sunday Members Open on Sunday with a score of 39 points. Kieran took three birdies from the course, on the 10th, the 11th and the 13th.  He also had 10 pars.  Kieran also won Lowest Gross.  Runner up was George Onofrei (8.9) with 37 points (bot) and Liam Sweeney (8.9) took third place.Shaun Duffy wins latest Wednesday Open – all the latest from Letterkenny Golf Club was last modified: October 8th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgRelated Posts dan rowinski Tags:#Amazon#Analysis#Apple#Browsers#Google#mobile#web The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementcenter_img Android made a jump today that signals the future of the platform. Anybody familiar with Android will take a look at its new Ice Cream Sandwich platform and know that Google has truly morphed its tablet version of the platform, Honeycomb, and the previous smartphone versions into an entirely new user interface. Whether or not users will respond favorably to it remains to be seen, but Android 4.0 is a dynamic update to the leading smartphone operating system.What is new with Ice Cream Sandwich? Well, Google is playing to Android’s strengths with ICS by creating new multi-tasking capabilities, resizable widgets, improved voice controls and quicker communication controls. Android has also tied its browser to the cloud, which will drastically improve how it renders and saves pages. Check out what is new with Android 4.0 below and how Android now stacks up against its competition.For all you users who prefer the quick-hit version, take a look at the video that Google and Samsung released with the new Nexus Prime device and how it integrates Ice Cream Sandwich:Multi-Tasking & New User Interface The Android developer team recognized early that it could differentiate itself from Apple’s iOS with multi-tasking. Apple has since caught up with multi-tasking in iOS, but Android still does it better and Ice Cream Sandwich gives multi-tasking a better user interface than previous Android versions. The big jump for Ice Cream Sandwich multi-tasking is the “Recent Apps” function that will bring up users’ most-used apps from the system bar icon either at the top or the bottom of the device. The system bar icon is a feature from Honeycomb, as are a lot of the new user interface changes in Android 4.0. Android has a new home screen folder for users to group their apps, get app info or uninstall it. There is even the promise of being able to disable a pre-installed app, which a lot of people will be happy about if it allows them to get rid of the bloatware that the carriers and original equipment manufacturers put on their devices. We will see how well it works in practice. Resizable widgets are also an improvement from Gingerbread that takes a hint from Honeycomb. This is a product of the developer environment that Android created with Ice Cream Sandwich as developers now have the ability to set device specifications with backwards functionality. That will allow developers to create different options for the size of widgets and applications with a few additional lines of code in the Android developer ecosystem. Resizable widgets will help users with different screen sizes take advantage of the landscape of Android devices, from large tablets on down.Data, Voice Input & Photo EditingAndroid had the early lead in voice input, another area where the platforms’ developers could take a step ahead of iOS. Apple has caught up, in a big way, with iOS 5 and Siri.From a marketing and user interface standpoint, Siri is a brilliant creation from Apple. Android 4.0 voice controls may work as well or better than Siri, but it cannot match the fact that Siri is a likable character that lives inside your iPhone and says some weird stuff sometimes. The voice input engine in Ice Cream Sandwich allows users to dictate text to the phone for as long as they want in any language. Forget the comparisons with Siri, that is a pretty neat innovation in its own right. Last week, Opera Mobile released a browser tied to the cloud that can allow users to moderate data usage. The third-party Bolt browser that was announced at CTIA in San Diego does the same thing. In a way, Bolt and Opera were lucky that Google and Samsung pulled out of CTIA and made the Ice Cream Sandwich announcement in Hong Kong this morning, because the Android browser now has the same exact functionality and may do it better.Ice Cream Sandwich also brings native photo editing to the Android camera interface. This is another space where Android is stealing some of the thunder from the application ecosystem that had previously filled the holes that the platform did not provide. There is an array of photo editing features for both pictures and video. The biggest change here – and one that brings it much closer to iOS – is the ability to easily take screenshots. Apple has had this functionality for a long time and it was more difficult to perform in Android.Android’s Native Browser Makes A Leap Why are there so many third-party Android browsers? A couple of reasons. Unlike iOS, Android as an open application ecosystem is much friendlier to mobile browser developers. The second is that developers saw an opportunity with browsers because the native Android browser offered a subpar experience. That is about to change.Mobile browsers are taking to the cloud. It is not actually a difficult implementation. Offloading page rendering to the cloud speeds up the browser. Google claims that the new browser in ICS shows a 220% improvement over the Gingerbread browser. It can switch between desktop and mobile versions of a site, allow for tab preferences and Instapaper/Read It Later functionality with offline reading. The new Android browser is actually very similar to what Amazon did with Silk and improvements that Mozilla has made with its Fennec mobile browser. The cloud functionality will help with mobile developers creating HTML5 applications and make for a better user experience on the mobile Web.The cloud also helps with text input and email. Android 4.0 has an improved auto-completion feature. There is also an integrated menu in the new email application that will help organize IMAP, EAS v14 and Exchange email, which will be a boon to enterprise users that have had a frustrating experience with the Android email client so far. Android Beam & Connectivity Innovations Near-field communications is often tied to mobile payments. Google Wallet is Android’s big push in that direction. Yet, as is often pointed out in the comments section of ReadWriteWeb, NFC can be used for much more than just payments. Android Beam is like the next evolution of Bump that lets users share content and contacts between two NFC-enabled devices. Users can share apps, contacts, photos, documents. Ice Cream Sandwich also allows users to do this through Wi-Fi Direct and Bluetooth. Big Picture: How Does Ice Cream Sandwich Stand Up?Google just put the smartphone and tablet world on notice. There is a lot to like in Ice Cream Sandwich. Some of it is new (like the Face Unlock feature for security), a lot of it involves improvements to existing systems (multi-tasking, voice input, camera and calendar upgrades) and some of it is riding new trends that Android is trying to do better (NFC, cloud browsing). There is a reason that it took Google and the Android ecosystem a long time to release Ice Cream Sandwich. Morphing the smartphone versions with Honeycomb took a lot of work but following what the competition was doing and then improving upon it is a daunting undertaking. If there is a unique feature in any mobile platform, Google just integrated it. Ice Cream Sandwich shows us why a lot of tech pundits found the iPhone 4S so disappointing. Apple could have done almost all of these things (and probably will very soon) but the iPhone refresh was not a jump like Android 4.0. It is a game of leapfrog. Google jumped iOS with Ice Cream Sandwich and Apple may come back and jump Android with the eventual release of the iPhone 5. Everybody else, from Windows Phone, BlackBerry and even smaller platforms like Tizen, are going to be playing catch-up to Google and Apple in the near future. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …last_img read more

first_imgHe also left us with some food for thought about how the teaching of computing could be improved in the future. “Transitional work is important,” says Peter. “Primary schools do great work with physical computing but at secondary level, the time constraints of a lesson mean that by the time we’ve unpacked all the equipment it’s time to put it away again. Why not make computing a cross-subject area, with a thematic approach so students can apply techniques and practices to several subjects?”Getting involved with the NoE is easy and free. You can register here as a master teacher or sign your school up to the programme to access training, or as a lead school to support others in your area.If you’d like to receive further updates on topics at the cutting edge of ed tech then sign up to our Intel Education newsletter. Teachers can also sign up to our Teachers Engage platform where you’ll find discussions, resources and lesson plans related to digital citizenship and dozens of other topics – all for free.We’d also love to hear from you via our Twitter or Facebook pages. Peter has set up the Thames Valley hub, one of 181 across the country. “It started just as a discussion forum, then we started to look at the needs of schools in the local area,” he says. “Now it runs several times a year.” He also helps deliver continuous professional development (CPD) in his area, and can also put teachers in touch with specialists from IT companies or universities if they have advanced questions. “It’s quite informal, and it’s all voluntary, but it works very well,” says Peter. Indeed, in July 2015 the network was independently evaluated by researchers from Sheffield Hallam University, who concluded that “CAS is making a significant difference to the implementation of the new computing curriculum.”And this doesn’t just include programming. As Peter told us, the curriculum wants to help pupils learn logical, computational thinking. He breaks this down into five areas:Algorithmic thinking: getting the steps of a process in the right order. Working out the best approach to a problem and planning before implementing code.Decomposition: breaking down problems into smaller components, and using skills they’ve used before in other areas to solve parts of a task.Evaluation: or learning by failing. As Peter said “It’s OK for students to have tried something that was beyond them, to have got part of the way there, and to have identified a new learning goal as a result.”Abstraction: removing the unnecessary noise around a problem and concentrating on the actual task. Peter gave us the famous example of the Tube map, which simplifies a mass of spaghetti into the logical network of colour-coded tracks we can interpret more easily.Generalisation: re-using skills that pupils have learnt before to tackle new challenges. At the Intel Education Summit earlier this month, some of us heard from Bill Mitchell, Director of the British Computing Society, and Peter Marshman, a computer science teacher and master teacher in the Computing at School (CAS) Network of Excellence programme about how the programme is helping teachers get to grips with the new computing curriculum.As Bill told us—and many of you will know—it’s now compulsory for children aged 5-16 to learn computing, or, more accurately, to learn to become computational thinkers. Brought in for the new school year in September 2014, the curriculum is completely new to teachers. The challenge is obvious: how do we make sure that the U.K.’s 20,000 schools get the most from it?The answer, according to Bill and his colleagues, is a grass-roots network of teachers, headteachers, universities and technology companies working together to encourage and foster good practice in the teaching workforce. This is known as the Network of Excellence (NoE), and it relies on master teachers like Peter to champion computing and act as an interface between schools and the CAS community.At the time of writing, the NoE has provided 38,000 support instances to teachers. Around 380 master teachers work with 1,500 schools, and 90 of the country’s 110 computer science departments, to improve teachers’ ability to teach computing.last_img read more

first_imgIt will be a tough act to follow. In January, chief scientist Rajiv Shah left the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to lead the U.S. Agency for International Development. Yesterday, the Obama Administration nominated his successor at USDA: Catherine Woteki, a Ph.D. nutritionist who heads health science and food safety for Mars Inc. Shah was a startling choice intended to rejuvenate the $2.9 billion research portfolio at USDA. Just 36 years old, Shah had worked on agricultural development for the Gates Foundation. Shah spent just 6 months at USDA, but was well-regarded and created a fair amount of energy. Supporters of agricultural research credit him for helping to secure a 30% boost in competitive grants and a 64% boost in the agency’s budget request. He was also recasting the mission in terms of high-profile issues, such as bioenergy and climate change. Whereas Shah arrived at USDA with medical and business degrees, Woteki has a long and relevant resumé. 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In 1990, she became director of the Institute of Medicine’s Food and Nutrition Board, then served at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy from 1994 to 1996. Next she moved to USDA, where she oversaw food safety until 2001. Following a 3-year stint as dean of agriculture at Iowa State University, Woteki moved to Mars Inc. During her first year at USDA, in 1996, she was acting under secretary for research, education and economics—the position she will return to, if confirmed by the Senate. She’ll also have the title of chief scientist, which was added in 2008. Ian Maw of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities in Washington, D.C., says Woteki is a good fit. “I’m absolutely thrilled. She’s got all the qualifications to do a superb job.” That opinion is shared—mostly—by Karl Glasener of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America in Washington, D.C. “Cathie is very sharp and a bit of a pit bull,” he says. But Glasener notes that Woteki’s policy and research experience is light on farming. “We’ll have to wait and see whether she’ll be another ‘rock star’ for ag, loved by all like her predecessor Rajiv Shah.” *Correction: This item previously said that Woteki served as acting deputy under secretary for research, education and economics (REE). In fact, she served first as deputy under secretary for REE and then as acting under secretary for REE. She has been nominated to be under secretary for REE.last_img read more

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robbie Herndon. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netRobbie Herndon couldn’t be happier being a part of Star.The Fil-Am swingman admitted that he liked the Hotshots even before the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft, and after one week of training with the team, his expectations were matched.ADVERTISEMENT Two weeks after last fight, Iniong faces Yamaguchi in ONE Singapore card “I’m good. I feel comfortable,” he said. “I love the players and I love the coaches because they’re very welcoming. They’re all nice and the veterans give me good advice. I feel I belong here and I’m happy to be here.”READ: GlobalPort ships Robbie Herndon to Star in 3-on-1 swapFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingTaken sixth overall by GlobalPort in the recent annual rookie selection, Herndon quickly found his way to Star as he was traded, together with third rounder Gian Abrigo, for Lervin Flores, Joseph Gabayni, and Julian Sargent on draft night.He agreed to a two-year deal on Friday. 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 LATEST STORIES Herndon wasted no time acclimating himself with the Purefoods franchise, blending well with mainstays Peter June Simon, Mark Barroca, and Marc Pingris.READ: Herndon motivated to play alongside league’s top guardsAdding to his comfort is these veterans’ jovial vibe, saying, “They’re veterans but they like to have fun and bring that cool aspect.”Still, Herndon knows that work is just getting started, and with coach Chito Victolero known as a defensive tactician, he expects the grind to go up a level in the coming days.“It’s been a lot of offense so far in the first week, but I know that the focus here is defense. We’re just getting a hang of some of the plays, but when we start on defense, that’s where we pick the intensity up,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytaycenter_img Malditas save PH from shutout MOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims View commentslast_img read more

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH View comments MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 LATEST STORIES The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay Then came a flurry of 3s — two by Daniels, one by Canaan — and Dragan Bender’s two free throws with 1:30 left sliced the Timberwolves’ lead to 80-78. The teams traded baskets before Minnesota scored the final four of the quarter, Crawford’s driving layup sending the Timberwolves into the final quarter leading 86-80.Butler began the fourth with an 18-footer, Gorgui Dieng and Tyus Jones sank 3s and Minnesota led 94-80. The Suns never got closer than five again.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Nuggets stop Warriors’ 11-game winning streak MOST READ Andrew Wiggins added 17 points and Karl-Anthony Towns had 16 points and 14 rebounds as Northwest Conference-leading Minnesota improved to 20-13, its best 33-game start since going 22-11 in 2004-05.T.J. Warren scored 24 points for the Suns, in their ninth and probably final game before Devin Booker returns from injury. Troy Daniels added 18 for the Suns, including 6 of 12 3-pointers. Isaiah Cannon had 15 points and nine assists off the bench for Phoenix in just his fifth game joining the team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingThe Timberwolves, winners of four of five and six of their last eight, led by as many as 16 in the first quarter and 22 in the second. Minnesota was up 64-43 at the break.The Suns, who had won three of four, opened the third quarter with a 22-6 outburst to cut the Minnesota lead to 70-65 on Warren’s driving layup with 5:25 to play. The Timberwolves responded with a 9-2 run, Butler starting it with a three-point play and ending it with a dunk that had the Minnesota up 79-67 with 3:34 left. After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Malditas save PH from shutout Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler (23) drives against Phoenix Suns forward Dragan Bender in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game. APPHOENIX — Jimmy Butler scored 32 points to lead six Minnesota in double figures and the Timberwolves never trailed in a 115-106 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday (Sunday Manila time).The Suns cut what had been a 22-point deficit to two in the late third quarter but the Timberwolves used a 12-0 run to end the third and the start the fourth and held Phoenix off from there.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more