Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo to visit Batangas families displaced by Taal erruption Massive crowd welcomes 2020 at Bangkok’s self-proclaimed Times Square of Asia PLAY LIST 03:07Massive crowd welcomes 2020 at Bangkok’s self-proclaimed Times Square of Asia00:50Trending Articles02:44Djokovic wins Laureus Sportsman of Year Award01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown Plenty of NBA talent left among 4 World Cup semifinalists “Writing this to let you guys know that me and Jay won’t be working together anymore,” Osaka tweeted.“I’m super grateful for the time we spent together and the things I learned on and off the court but I feel like now is a (sic) appropriate time for a change… Thank you for everything, it was a blast,” added Osaka.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Osaka had already caught the tennis world by surprise when she announced she was parting ways with coach Sascha Bajin, who had overseen her stunning rise to win two grand slams — the US Open in 2018 and the Australian Open title in January.But her results since Melbourne have been patchy. She lost in the third round of the French Open to Katerina Siniakova from the Czech Republic, ranked 41 places below her in the world rankings. LOOK: Kryz Uy, Slater Young expecting first son She then suffered a humiliating first-round exit at Wimbledon to Yulia Putintseva from Kazakhstan before crashing out of this month’s US Open in the last 16 to Swiss player Belinda Bencic.Her form outside the slams has hardly been better, losing two quarter-finals during the US hard-court season that has seen her slip from the number one position in the world rankings to number four in the latest list.The split with Jenkins came as Osaka returned home for the Pan Pacific Open where she reached the final last year.Her main challengers in the event will be fellow top-10 players Kiki Bertens and US sensation Sloane Stephens.Angelique Kerber, who beat her in the first round in 2017, is also in the draw for the competition that runs between September 16 and 22.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption Residents rescue horses, farm animals left on volcano island MOST READ LATEST STORIES No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Heart Evangelista, Kim Chiu, more celebs appeal for animal rescue after Taal eruption Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Naomi Osaka of Japan reacts as she plays against Belinda Bencic of Switzerland during their Round Four Women’s Singles match at the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on September 2, 2019. (Photo by Kena Betancur / AFP)Japanese tennis superstar Naomi Osaka announced on Friday she was splitting with her coach, her second break-up this year as she battles for form and slips down the world rankings.On the eve of the Pan Pacific Open tournament in Osaka, western Japan, the 21-year-old announced she would no longer be working with Jermaine Jenkins, who joined her team after her triumph at the Australian Open in January.ADVERTISEMENT Teen dead, another hurt in vehicular collision in Santiago City View comments
By Kris LeonhardtEditorMARSHFIELD — Major League Baseball pitcher Jordan Zimmermann was inducted into the Marshfield Area Baseball and Softball Hall of Fame class of 2017 along with five local standouts during a ceremony held at the Marshfield Eagles Club Jan. 28.The induction ceremony honored one softball and three baseball players as well as two individuals for their dedication to area programs.Zimmermann grew up in Auburndale, where he played four years on the varsity team. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point before being drafted by the Washington Nationals. Zimmermann currently pitches for the Detroit Tigers.Other athletes inducted to the class of 2017include Dave A. Hinker, Greenwood, men’s softball; Jim Parmalee, Marshfield, men’s baseball; and Ed Haumschild, Auburndale, men’s baseball.Two local supporters were also recognized for their efforts to community programs. Marlyn Laabs, Marshfield, received the Bob Holubets Memorial Award, and Marvin Kohlbeck, Pittsville, was presented with the Lifetime Recognition Award.
Tags:#Apple#gaming#web 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App john paul titlow Hulu Plus, the paid subscription offering from the premium video streaming site Hulu, will be available on the Nintendo Wii console and 3DS handheld system by the end of the year, the company announced. Hulu Plus joins Netflix as the second video streaming service available on Nintendo gaming consoles. Both are already available on competing gaming systems like Microsoft’s XBox 360 and Sony’s Playstation 3. But the real threat, as Nintendo of America’s own president has admitted, is not the traditional gaming console manufacturers. It’s Apple. Since launching the iPhone and later the iTunes App Store, Apple has become major, if somewhat unexpected player in the videogame market. Its mobile devices, which are in the hands of millions of consumers, double as handheld gaming consoles, with some games seeing millions of downloads and generating real revenue for their developers. The list of top paid apps in the App Store is routinely dominated by games like Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja and Words With Friends, among others. A handful of games originally made famous by Nintendo, such as Tetris and Megaman, have iOS apps that have done quite well. Few doubt that the company could make serious money from iOS versions of classics like Super Mario Bros, but so far they’ve refused to do it. Mobile Gaming is Huge, But iOS is a Risky Move For Nintendo It’s a tough decision for Nintendo. The video game company has traditionally used its popular game titles like Super Mario Bros and the Legend of Zelda to help fuel demand for its own hardware, such as the Wii and handheld 3DS. Those characters haven’t even shown up on competing consoles , which gives Nintendo a unique advantage over systems that often have superior graphics and more robust features. Suddenly making those beloved games available on iPads and iPhones runs the risk of cannibalizing the company’s core business. Indeed, their latest handheld gaming system, the Nintendo 3DS, was met with lackluster sales when it launched, despite the fact that its first console to include 3D graphics that don’t require special glasses. The company slashed the price of the 3DS significantly, which improved sales somewhat. But is the dedicated handheld gaming device inherently doomed? Serious gamers and hardcore Nintendo fans can probably be counted on to keep snatching up devices the company releases, but general consumers increasingly use their smartphones to play video games, and most people probably don’t want to carry around a second device just for games. It’s not just Apple that’s moving in on this space. Android is growing rapidly as well, and the forthcoming Kindle Fire tablet will have access to Amazon’s own Android app store, videogames and all. Features like the ability to stream movies and TV shows via Hulu and Netflix are certainly nice additions to video game systems, but it may not be enough to minimize the damage done by the growing smartphone and tablet markets. After all, those devices already have Netflix and Hulu, plus countless other content sources, not to mention hundreds of thousands of other mobile apps. Photo by William Warby. Related Posts
Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Recent events or hot topics like breaking news – stories that might be only minutes old.Regularly recurring events like elections, conferences or sports games.Frequently updated info like product reviews.Google Going Real-Time A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags: #Google#search#web Google announced a big change to its search ranking algorithm today that affected around 35% of searches. It now makes an effort to determine when a query should return more up-to-date, “fresher” search results, before more established but older links. For example, if you search for “olympics,” you’re likely to be looking for information about the upcoming 2012 Summer Olympics, rather than older or more general information. Google search is now fine-tuned to make that assumption.With Google+ indexed in Web search and providing real-time search data, Google now has strong signals for timeliness and relevance. By tweaking search algorithms on one side and gathering social data on the other, Google is working towards a clearer of picture of what’s happening on the Web this instant. Today’s updates are built on top of Caffeine, Google’s new search infrastructure that first came online in 2009. The effects kicked in in June 2010, providing “50 percent fresher results.” Today’s changes fine-tune the notion of “freshness” along three major categories: Related Posts As illustrated by the above graphic from the 2010 announcement of Caffeine, Google wants to get away from the boring stack vision of page ranking and smartly determine what kinds of results are relevant for each query. That requires Google to index in real time. Caffeine accomplishes this on the crawling side, and Google is also working on publishing systems and networking protocols to alert the search index of new content faster.But social networks lead users to do the real-time publishing and alerting work themselves, making Google, Twitter and Facebook’s jobs of surfacing relevant content easier.Google+ And Real-Time SearchThat’s why Google partnered with Twitter in 2009 for real-time search. But that deal – along with real-time search – was shut down this summer. It wasn’t beneficial for either party anymore. Twitter is now acquiring search companies for its own purposes, and Google has started its own social network.Public Google+ posts are now incorporated into search results, and Google is practicing with home-grown real-time search within the social network. By collecting social signals, Google can further improve the “freshness” of its search results with a human touch.Are your Google searches smart about returning timely results? Share your experiences in the comments. jon mitchell 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
Actor-producer John Abraham, also a self-confessed football enthusiast, will promote 2014 FIFA World Cup in India.With the world’s greatest football tournament just around the corner, sports and entertainment channel Sony Six is set to launch their 2014 FIFA World Cup marketing campaign and they have roped in John Abraham for the same, said a statement Wednesday.John Abraham, also a self-confessed football enthusiast, will promote 2014 FIFA World Cup in India.John will be seen donning the persona of Brazil’s striker for the campaign that promises to bring alive the zeal and excitement of the football tournament in India.The “Madras Cafe” star is also the owner of Indian Super League franchise from Guwahati.
Tottenham have now gone four games without a win in the Premier League following a 2-1 defeat to Southampton at St Mary’s Stadium.Harry Kane’s first-half goal looked likely to give the visitors all three points, as Mauricio Pochettino, serving a two-game touchline ban for confronting referee Mike Dean after losing to Burnley two weeks ago, watched from the stands.But Yan Valery, who scored his first senior goal against Manchester United last week, scrambled home an equaliser with 14 minutes of normal time left before James Ward-Prowse’s stunning free-kick snatched the win. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Some wayward shooting from Kane underlined a scrappy opening 20 minutes, before Maya Yoshida fortunately saw the ball strike the Southampton post when he cut out the England striker’s cross.200 – Harry Kane has now scored 200 career goals for club and country combined. Superstar. pic.twitter.com/sPagm00Q8Q— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 9, 2019Christian Eriksen then rattled the crossbar with a free-kick, but Kane at last broke the deadlock 26 minutes in, gathering Dele Alli’s fine floated pass and slotting the ball beyond Angus Gunn for his 200th career goal.Saints improved after the break and should have levelled through Nathan Redmond, the winger shooting into the side-netting after finding space to the right of Hugo Lloris.Redmond then wasted another good opening by clipping the outside of the net on the other side of the box, but Valery at last bundled in an equaliser when Danny Rose allowed Stuart Armstrong’s cross to go through his legs.Ward-Prowse then completed the unlikely turnaround with a strike from 25 yards out that curled away from Lloris and into the net, just a week after a similar effort eluded David de Gea at Old Trafford.4 – Only Matt Le Tissier (7) has scored more direct free-kick goals for Southampton in the Premier League than James Ward-Prowse (4). Stunning.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 9, 2019What does it mean? Spurs looking shaky in top-four fight Pochettino’s side looked for all the world to be easing to three points in the first half, but they simply did not react to Southampton’s improved display after the break and have now lost three of their last four in the top flight.The manner of the defeat will concern their manager, not least because Manchester United will join them on 61 points if they beat Arsenal on Sunday.Saints, though, are up to 16th in the table, with a two-point cushion to the relegation zone.Wizardry from Ward-Prowse His goal was spectacular – only Matt Le Tissier has scored more direct free-kicks in the Premier League for the club – but Ward-Prowse was excellent overall, completing 89.3 per cent of his attempted passes.Romeu run ragged Having had a good game at Old Trafford, this was not Oriol Romeu’s finest outing. He offered next to no protection to the back four in a first half in which he was booked after 10 minutes for flooring Lucas Moura. He was hooked at the break.Key Opta facts- Southampton picked up their first Premier League victory over Spurs since May 2016 (2-1 under Ronald Koeman), having failed to win any of the previous five.- Tottenham have lost three consecutive away games in the Premier League for just the second time under Pochettino, previously doing so in November 2017.- Valery (20 years and 15 days) is the youngest player to score in consecutive Premier League games for Southampton since Matt Oakley in September 1996 (19y 42d).- Spurs striker Kane has now scored 200 career goals for club and country combined (180 at club level and 20 for England). – More than half of Alli’s assists for Spurs in the Premier League have been for Kane (54 per cent – 15 of 28).What’s next? These two teams have three weeks off now, thanks to the FA Cup quarter-finals and the international break. Spurs next play against Liverpool at Anfield on March 31, while Saints meet Brighton and Hove Albion the day before. read more
By BEN HARRISThere will be plenty of teams throwing caution to the wind in the hope their desperation can hand them a semi-finals berth at the National Touch League at Coffs Harbour.Day three is the start of the finals for six of the divisions.Sydney Rebels, Brisbane City Cobras and ACT Pirates have all confirmed their spots in the quarter-finals of the mixed open division.Rebels remain unbeaten in Pool A and palmed off South Queensland Sharks, their nearest rivals, on day two.In the other top of the table clash in Pool B, the Cobras defeated the Pirates 7-5 and look set to top that division.Hunter Western Hornets appear to be the team to beat in the women’s T-League as they are the only undefeated side left.They lead by four points in Pool B from Cobras and Sydney Scorpions, while it’s much tighter in Pool A with South West Queensland Swans holding onto a slender lead from the Sunshine Coast Pineapples and South Australia Heat.The Queensland sides continue to lead the way in the men’s T-League with North Queensland Tropical Cyclones and Cobras levelled on the same number of points in Pool A.Central Queensland Bulls (A) remain undefeated in Pool B with Sydney Scorpions second.Scorpions remain undefeated in the men’s 30s but hot on their tails are the Pineapples and the Sharks.The Sharks and Pineapples are also in the mix for the women’s 35s as they are one and two respectively while Hornets are in third spot.Scorpions lead in the men’s 40s with a host of teams in a log-jam behind them, while in the women’s 40s the Swans and Hornets are on the same number of points.The men’s 45s is a battle between the Scorpions and the Sharks, and in the senior mixed, Scorpions lead the way in that division.The Queensland sides are in front in the men’s 50s and men’s 55s divisions.Sharks (A), Pineapples and the Cyclones occupy the first three positions but there are five teams all within a win of each other.Only a huge form reversal will deny the Cyclones victory in the men’s 55s as they have all of their matches and lead the division by 12 points.Day three is finals day with the first lot of finals beginning at 4.45pm.You can keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the 2015 National Touch League in the following ways: Websites www.ntl.mytouchfooty.com www.touchfootball.com.au Social Media Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralia Twitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the hashtag #NTL2015) Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustralia YouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus (live streaming of select games will occur, stay tuned to www.touchfootball.com.au for all of the links)Related LinksNTL day two
Marcel Brands joins Everton boardby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton football director Marcel Brands has joined the club’s board.Brands has already helped implement a number of important changes at Goodison Park and worked closely with manager Marco Silva, chairman Bill Kenwright and chief executive, Professor Denise Barrett-Baxendale, to secure the recruitment of seven players during last summer’s transfer window.He has started work on delivering the Club’s long-term, permanent football strategy.Brands said: “It gives me a lot of confidence that I’m a Board member now and I hope to do the best for our Club.“Being at Everton has been even better than I thought it would be. I was working at a great club in Holland and was happy there but it was a great chance for me to come to the Premier League and join Everton.“At the start I had a great feeling but it’s been a better feeling working here. I work with a lot of great people with blue blood and I’m confident we can achieve many good things in the future.”Kenwright added: “I think we’ve got a great Director of Football who has taken over and changed an awful lot. He has totally reorganised our scouting, he wants our kids to play the same as Marco’s first team and we are really happy with the team we have got. Marcel is terrific to work with. We really feel secure with Marco and Marcel. They won’t sign anyone who they don’t think will improve us.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp talks Aussie keepersby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits he’s a fan of Brighton goalkeeper Mat Ryan.Klopp discussed the Aussie ahead of facing Brighton this weekend.He said, “Usually in goal, I didn’t know him [Matthew Ryan] really before I came to England, but Mitch Langerak was my second goalkeeper at Dortmund and I always thought is it possible for Australia to have a better goalkeeper than him? “Yes, obviously because Ryan is fantastic on the line.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Wolves discuss Coady extension as Liverpool, Arsenal circleby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool and Arsenal are monitoring Wolves defender Conor Coady. The 25-year-old has starred this season for the Black Country club.It is believed Wolves are preparing a brand new contract for the Englishman to ward off any potential suitors.They would be Liverpool and Arsenal, according to the Daily Mail. Both clubs are in need for a centre-back this month. Coady graduated from Liverpool’s academy in 2013 before joining Huddersfield Town a season later.