Beermen open 3-peat bid vs Hotshots

first_imgChinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town June Mar Fajardo won his third straight MVP award the past season while Arwind Santos was the league’s best before Fajardo’s romp.Sister team Star gets first crack at the Beermen in the only game on opening day.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentPaul Lee will also make his debut for the Hotshots.Blackwater, which tabbed the No. 1 pick in the Draft in Mac Belo, gets going on Wednesday against Phoenix at 4:15 p.m. MOST READ Rain or Shine then starts the post-Yeng Guiao era against perennial title contender TNT KaTropa and Jason Castro in the 7 p.m. main game. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 June Mar Fajardo goes up for a shot. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netOn paper, San Miguel Beer easily looks as the team to beat in a PBA Philippine Cup conference that takes the lid off the 42nd Season of Asia’s pioneering professional league.Bannered by two frontliners who have won the MVP the last four seasons, the Beermen are teeming with  firepower and are as loaded with defensive weapons as the race to stop San Miguel’s three-peat conference bid starts 5:30 p.m. this Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT EDITORS’ PICK View comments 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports 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 Alab Pilipinas in the mix We are young Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantinelast_img read more

Mobile Order Rolling Out to Select Walt Disney World Resort Hotel Restaurants

first_imgShare This!One of the best things that the Walt Disney World Resort has introduced is the Mobile Ordering option. It is so easy to go into the My Disney Experience app, figure out what food and beverage options you want, and then place your order. Oh and the best part is you get to avoid the long lines of Guests waiting to order food.I remember one time, there was a line for Aloha Isle that would have at least taken me 15 minutes to wait in. I pulled out the app while I was waiting in line at the Enchanted Tiki Room, worked on my order and when I exited the attraction, my dole whip was ready to go.Up to right now, Mobile Order was only available at the Walt Disney World theme park counter service restaurants and D-Luxe Burger at Disney Springs. Also, when Spyglass Grill and Centertown Market debuted at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, they were also added to the line up.Soon, there will be a few more Walt Disney World Resort Hotel counter service restaurants added to the mix. They will include Everything POP Shopping & Dining at Disney’s Pop Century Resort, The Mara at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge and Contempo Café at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.Those using mobile order can only pay with credit or debit cards. Don’t forget that those on the Disney Dining Plan can redeem your meals and snacks through Mobile Order too. Cash and gift cards are not accepted via mobile order.The new dining options will roll out on Mobile Order over the next few months.Have you tried Mobile Ordering? What did you think?last_img read more

Young boxer Claro dies

first_imgRobredo: 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 Claro did so and was scheduled to fight, but it got postponed twice because he underwent a tooth extraction and contracted urinary tract infection (UTI).“My sincerest condolences to the family of Jeffrey whose death is a great loss to to Philippine boxing,” said Mitra. —ROY LUARCASports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Fatigue not a concern for Brownlee after playing extended minutes Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Boxer Jeffrey Claro never woke up from a coma and passed away at 11 a.m. on Sunday at Ospital ng Maynila. He just turned 20 five days ago.According to the Facebook page of the Games and Amusements Board, Claro went down during a sparring session in Mandaluyong City on Friday afternoon and lapsed into a coma.ADVERTISEMENT Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups MOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Palace: Robredo back to ‘groping with a blind vision’ Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans The remains of Claro, who was due to fight this November, will be brought home to Palawan this Thursday.GAB Chair Abraham Mitra was at the hospital when Claro, who held a 1-win, 4-loss card, died.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingMitra’s group together with Singwancha Foundation representatives arranged for Claro’s mortuary and funeral services, transport to the province and financial assistance.Claro was part of the group that was found by GAB to have submitted fake computed tomography (CT) scans and was asked to submit new results with plates. His license was never revoked but he was disallowed to have professional fights until he submits a new CT scan. ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Mike Gundy: ‘I Invented the Dance in the Locker Room’

first_imgThis Mike Gundy clip is not new, but this video is. ESPN explored the “epidemic” of coaches dancing in their locker rooms after big wins and Gundy was brought back up saying “I’m the dance circle king. I invented the dance in the locker room.”Mike Gundy, always the best.”I’m the dance circle king. I invented the dance in the locker room.” – Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy.— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 3, 2015 If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Pakistan rules out military option in row with India over Kashmir

first_imgPakistani foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi (L) speaks during a press conference at the Foreign Ministry in Islamabad on 8 August 2019. Pakistan will not resort to military action in a row with nuclear arch-rival India, its foreign minister said on 8 August, as tensions soared over New Delhi`s decision to tighten its grip on the disputed Kashmir region. Photo: AFPPakistan will not resort to military action in a row with nuclear arch-rival India over Kashmir, its foreign minister said Thursday, as tensions soared over New Delhi’s decision to tighten its grip on the disputed region.The statement from Pakistani foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi eased fears of an all-out clash between the South Asian neighbours, who have already fought two of their three wars over the Himalayan region — but none since they both gained nuclear weapons.On Monday Delhi stripped the Indian-held portion of Kashmir of its special autonomy, bringing it under its direct rule and deepening animosity with Pakistan, igniting days of debate over how the country should respond.”Pakistan is not looking at the military option. We are rather looking at political, diplomatic, and legal options to deal with the prevailing situation,” said Pakistani foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi during a press conference in Islamabad.Tensions remained high, however, with Qureshi’s comments coming on the heels of a decision by Islamabad to downgrade its diplomatic ties with India, suspend bilateral trade, and expel the country’s envoy.Pakistan has also promised to take the matter to the United Nations Security Council, while its military says it “firmly stands” with Kashmiris.Delhi has dismissed Pakistan’s “alarmist” reaction and warned against interfering in what the foreign ministry insisted was “entirely the internal affair of India”.”Seeking to interfere in that jurisdiction by invoking an alarmist vision of the region will never succeed,” the ministry said in a statement.”The government of India regrets the steps announced by Pakistan… and would urge that country to review them so that normal channels for diplomatic communications are preserved,” the statement added.- Hundreds detained -The diplomatic clash came as a petition was filed with the Supreme Court by an activist challenging the curfew in Kashmir, which was imposed to suppress any unrest in response to the loss of autonomy.Activist Tahseen Poonawala and lawyer ML Sharma asked the Supreme Court to lift the lockdown and release people who have been detained as part of the crackdown.Pakistani Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012, on Thursday tweeted that she was “worried about the safety of the Kashmiri children and women, the most vulnerable to violence and the most likely to suffer losses in conflict”.”I believe we all can live in peace,” she added, in comments that were supported and criticised by Twitter users from India and Pakistan.University professors, business leaders and activists are among the 560 people rounded up by authorities and taken to makeshift detention centres — some during midnight raids — in the cities of Srinagar, Baramulla and Gurez, the Press Trust of India and the Indian Express reported.ANI news agency also reported that the leader of the opposition in the upper house, Ghulam Nabi Azad from the Congress party, was stopped at Srinagar airport when he flew to the city and sent back.The detentions came as prime minister Narendra Modi was set to address the nation on the radio later Thursday to explain his Hindu nationalist government’s decision.Tens of thousands of Indian troops are enforcing the lockdown which includes no internet or phone services, and are allowing only limited movement on streets usually bustling with tourists flocking to the picturesque valley.Experts warn that the valley is likely to erupt in anger at the government’s shock unilateral move once the restrictions are lifted, which could come on the Muslim festival of Eid on Monday.Late Wednesday India’s aviation security agency advised airports across the country to step up security as “civil security has emerged as a soft target for terrorist attacks” on the back of the Kashmir move.last_img

Fracking Sand Shortage Leads To New Texas Sand Mines

first_img Listen Energy analysts Evercore said the sand shortage is a temporary blip before new mines open in West Texas. Steve Swanson is with Northern Industrial Sands in Wayzata, Minnesota.“Yes, there currently is. We’re running out of certain gradations. Sand predominantly comes in four sizes, and the finest two sizes are consistently running into shortage.”A close-up of the “20/40” mix of sand preferred in fracking.Most fracking sand comes from the fine-grain “northern white” sand from Minnesota and Wisconsin, but demand and longer travel distance has led to more Texas sand mines. The amount of sand per well has surged in the past decade because of deeper and longer wells.“An average well that was fracked would use maybe 500 or 1,000 tons of sand. Now we are constantly pushing five to ten thousand tons, and that is causing a shortage on the two finest grades of sand.”Swanson said the best fracking sand is clean, round and strong, for propping up the micro fissures of a fracked well. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X 00:00 /01:05 Sharelast_img read more

Tiësto is one of my biggest inspirations

first_imgOne of Europe’s biggest names in the EDM industry Quintino was recently in the Capital, getting the groove on at Pangaea. Discovered by Laidback Luke when he was18, Quintino wasted no time marking his territory. In 2011, he decided to join forces with Sandro Silva and continued his ascent into the Dutch Dance Music elite with the release of  Epic on Tiësto’s Musical Freedom label. We caught up with the guy for a quick chat. Read on…Tell us about you. How did you start off? Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’I always had an inclination towards music, not just listening but composing my own stuff. My first step in to this industry was when I met Laidback Luke at a party, where I was supposed to DJ after him. He stayed during my entire set and just seeing him watch made me nervous. After my set he came to me and told me he really liked my music and had a great time. He told me to stay in contact, and that’s how it all started. That’s still one of my best days in my life. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixWhat was the first big break for you?A life-changing break came in 2009 when I released a remix of Cidinho and Doca’s Rap Das Armas, which became a worldwide summer anthem and notched over 10 million YouTube views. There was just no looking back now. How would you define your musical philosophy?  I make music which I like and that resulted in a certain style in my live sets which you call the Quintino sound. Each music genre has its own charm, for me its electro/progressive house. But I don’t like to be labelled to a specific music genre, as I said before I play music which I like, so sometimes I play various kind of music genre during my live sets.  I never have a preset for my shows. I know which tracks I’ve got and look at the audience, based on their response I decide which track I play and when. Every show is different; I’d like to believe that’s what makes my work so unconventional. How easy (or difficult) is it to make a mark in the music scene? What do you think the main issues are?There are so many talented people around the world and everybody wants their music to be heard and appreciated, so you have to be unique, that is definitely a prerequisite! However, the biggest challenge we, as music producers face is to move beyond the circle we have connected with, and make sure our music spreads globally.The biggest change in the DJ scene from now and when I started as a DJ is the popularity of DJs and how people look at them. 10 years ago a DJ would be at a party to support a rock band or pop stars. These days the DJ is the headliner and it’s all about his or her music.  What/Who inspires you?One of my biggest inspirations is Tiësto. When I saw him playing at the Olympic Games in 2004, I was so impressed. Last year one of my dreams actually came true and I did several gigs with Tiësto on his college tour in the United Stated. That was really amazing!Are you familiar with Bollywood music? If yes – would you ever work on a remix in that genre? I don’t know much about Bollywood, but I look forward to hearing to some great tracks during my stay in India.last_img read more

Howrah to turn vat free HMC to set up 8 compactor stations

first_imgKolkata: In a bid to make Howrah a vat free city, the Howrah Municipal Corporation (HMC) is soon going to set up compactor stations at eight different locations in the city.At present, 650 metric tonne solid waste is collected in a day in Howrah. Hence, the authorities have stressed on better solid waste management in the city, which has a population of around 15 lakh. Mayor Dr Rathin Chakraborty said: “Around seven to eight vats can be removed against each compactor station. It will help in reducing the total number of vats to less than 300 in Howrah city.” Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe compactor stations will be installed following a proper plan of action and the entire area under HMC has been demarcated as Nabanna Zone, Central Zone, Howrah Station Zone, South Zone among other zones. The stations will be set up in such a way that each one of the zones becomes vat-free one after the other. According to a senior official of the civic body, there are only four compactors operating in certain parts of the city. “It is inadequate compared to the quantity of solid waste generated every day in Howrah. Thus, the decision to set up eight more compactor station has been taken to ensure better management of the solid waste. The number of compactor stations will be increased gradually,” the official said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedPlots of land to set up the stations have been identified and the construction work for the same is also going to start as soon as possible. The eight locations include Liluah, Belur and Pilkhana among five others. Back in 2015, Bally Municipality was merged with HMC and subsequent initiatives were undertaken to keep the area including Belur, Bally and Liluah in North Howrah clean. Now, with the decision to set up compactors stations, the situation will further improve. With the installations of the compactor stations, residents of Howrah will no more have to bear foul smell as and when the waste will be transported to dump yards. Moreover, garbage will not spill over trucks in which it is carried and the roads will remain clean from dirty water that usually fall from garbage carrying trucks.last_img read more