No regrets for Corpuz, Racal after giving it all in finale

first_imgOn the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte “We’re still happy. We made it to the Finals, believed in ourselves, and trusted the system of coach Jerry (Codiñera). We’re all brothers here,” he said. “It’s unfortunate that we didn’t win, but we’re not blaming anyone. We were here, but we just fell short.”Corpuz’ masterful showing this conference didn’t go unnoticed as Mahindra plucked him from the free agent pool late Thursday night, giving the undrafted slotman a chance to live his PBA dream.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Dy fired up for Ateneo showdown 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 Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READcenter_img Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netFighting tooth and nail in the 2017 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup Finals, Jackson Corpuz could hold his head high knowing that he and his teammates gave nothing but their best.“We gave it our all. Maybe it just wasn’t for us. We all did our part, but we just fell short,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Racal couldn’t sustain its hot start and squandered a 13-point second quarter lead to a furious second half surge from Cignal-San Beda, falling 81-78 in Game 3 on Thursday.“We weren’t able to contain them. We also couldn’t sustain what we did in the first half and we got a bit complacent. Until the end, we fell short,” Corpuz said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnStill, there should be no shame for the undersized big man as he laid it all on the line, firing 24 points and nine rebounds in the do-or-die tiff. He also averaged 19.7 points and 9.3 rebounds in the series, which was the Tile Masters’ first D-League Finals appearance.The 6-foot-4 big man shared that he truly had a great time in this run with this Racal crew. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government View commentslast_img read more


first_imgA fundraising dance is to be held in aid of young Donegal boy Oran Nibbs.Three year old Oran was born with a rare progressive genetic disorder called Mitochondrial Disease. The disorder means that little Oran, who lives with his mum and dad and brother and sister in Trentagh, can’t do many of the things boys his age can.He can’t walk or talk but he is the most loveable little fella about.Because of his condition, Oran has also picked up other illnesses including epilepsy and hypotonia.And because of his caring for Oran costs a lot of money. Oran’s family and friends have now organised a barn dance with al the funds going directly to paying for his care.All the details of the fundraiser are included on the above poster.And for what it’s worth – you don’t have to even like dancing or barns for that matter!All you have to do is to buy a ticket and help a little guy have a little better quality of life. WHY FRIENDS OF ORAN ARE HAVING A BARN-STORMING DANCE was last modified: September 7th, 2012 by StephenShare 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) Tags:barn danceOran Tibbslast_img read more

Things To Do

first_imgMake a Difference Day is a day of community service throughout the day Saturday across Santa Clarita. Call Lupe Franco-Butler at (661) 250-3720 or visit Oak Tree Day will feature planting demonstrations, tree giveaways and information about the care of oak trees, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Valencia Heritage Park and adjoining Oak Park, 24155 Newhall Ranch Road, Valencia. Call Robert Sartain at (661) 294-2518. Tesoro Adobe Historic Park is open to the public, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday with guided tours of the Harry Carey/Farmer John Ranch House, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Call (661) 702-8953. Family Nature Walk, 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m. every Saturday at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Meet Your Neighbor Day will introduce newcomers to the Santa Clarita Valley, noon Saturday at Newhall Park, 24923 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 373-7429. “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” will be presented, 1 p.m. Saturday at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $11-$14 for adults and $9-$11 for students and seniors. Call (661) 799-2702. Leaders of Character Dinner will honor three local couples, 6 p.m. Saturday at the Hyatt Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive, Valencia. Tickets: $250 per couple. Call Peggy Murphy at (818) 933-0113. Santa Clarita Center of Spiritual Living will present the movie, “The Secret,” 7 p.m. Saturday at the Masonic Lodge, 19310 W. Avenue of the Oaks, Newhall. Suggested donation: $5. Call (661) 799-2843 to reserve a spot. Star Party will feature telescopes set up for public viewing of the night sky, sundown-11:30 p.m. Saturday at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Call (661) 268-0840. Grateful Dudes will perform bluegrass music, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. Run Against Hunger 5K run and fun walk will benefit the SCV Food Pantry, 8 a.m. Sunday beginning and ending at Newhall Park, 24907 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 255-9078 or visit Ranger-led nature hike, 11 a.m. the second, third and fourth Sundays of each month at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Call (661) 268-0840. Living History event on the Mexican War, 2 p.m. Sunday at the Saugus Train Station in Heritage Junction, 24101 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call Pat Saletore at (661) 254-1275. To submit an event for the Things To Do calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256 or e-mail her at local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Terror By Gaslight” will be presented, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $11-$14 for adults and $9-$11 for students and seniors. Call (661) 799-2702. “Proof” will be presented, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $16 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Call (661) 288-0000. “The Rocky Horror Show” will be presented, 8 p.m. Friday and 7 and 11 p.m. Saturday at the Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 362-5304 or visit Sierra Club hike to Strawberry Peak will meet, 8 a.m. Saturday at the entrance to Ed Davis/Towsley Canyon Park in Newhall. Call Ken Kerner at (661) 251-5156. last_img read more

Football Talk: Shorty the elf, Red Bull Rangers, McGinn operation

first_imgAnd the eulogies are still flowing for Steven Gerrard after he announced his retirement on Thursday. It’s all in today’s Football Talk.Because it wouldn’t be Christmas without Celtic breaking into your home.Could Rangers be about to get wings?Goodbye, Stevie G. He’s not dead, though.Get well soon, John!Antoine Griezmann loves a spot of knitting.To be fair, this is how Emilio Izaguirre reacted as well.Impressive away showing.It’s at least £46 a ticket at Arsenal, just to remind you.Mkh breaks free!Some slightly confused Man Utd fans. PACraig Gardner. The West Brom midfielder turns 29 today. Many happy returns! How come Bertie Auld was allowed to come in? Or did he sneak in with Scott Brown? Just as well they didn’t break into Macaulay Culkin’s house.In other news, Mark Warburton has made his transfer pitch to the Rangers board. He presumably wants a few more players in the transfer window but could his team be about to get some wings rather than some wingers?Red Bull are rumoured to be interested in buying the Ibrox club, adding them to their portfolio of football club billboards along with Red Bull Salzburg, the New York Red Bulls and Red Bull Oliver Burke.Elsewhere, John McGinn has had surgery on an ankle injury, posting a picture of himself recovering in hospital. No sign of any wine gums, though – the ultimate hospital snack. Leigh Griffiths has had some time to himself this season, struggling with injuries and losing his Celtic place to Moussa Dembele. Now he has something to do over the festive period.Shorty is now a Christmas elf, delivering festive wishes to good Celtic supporting boys (ahem, bhoys) and girls. Although Brendan Rodgers probably isn’t too pleased with him putting his fitness at risk by dangling off a mantelpiece.That won’t improve the Celtic manager’s mood, who isn’t a fan of being locked outside without so much as being invited in for a cup of tea. last_img read more

Woman Caught Urinating at Stoplight, OWI Charges Filed

first_imgSaturday at approximately 1:15 a.m., Trooper Alaa Hamed was on patrol in Merrillville when he observed a white Nissan stopped at the stoplight of 61st and Broadway. Trooper Hamed observed the driver’s door open and a female subject squating outside the driver’s door urinating. Trooper Hamed activated his emergency lighting and attempted a u-turn to respond to what he had observed.  Upon seeing the lights, the female got back into the driver’s seat and proceeded to drive south on Broadway.  Trooper Hamed stopped the vehicle and upon approach of the vehicle spoke with the female driver. The driver, identified as Tysheena S. Billingsley, 33, of Merrillville, IN displayed signs consistent with that of an impaired driver.  Subsequent investigation revealed that her blood alcohol content was .18%. This is over twice the legal limit for intoxication.  Ms. Billingsley was transported to the Lake County Jail and charged with Operating While Intoxicated (Level 6 Felony) and Indecent Exposure (Class C Misdemeanor). *All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in court*last_img read more

Meetings and The Expert [Video]

first_imgWhen my friend Josie Scott shared this video in a user experience group we belong to, I had to share it on my blog.Ever been to a meeting where the impossible is asked? Here’s the scenario: a company is preparing to launch a new strategic initiative to increase market penetration. They’re meeting with an agency to discuss the project. The company’s key contact person explains the project requires seven red lines. Walter, the agency’s expert on all matters related to drawing red lines, is asked to draw the lines. Sounds like an easy task, right?The Impossible RequestIt’s not an easy task when the request becomes seven red lines, which are all perpendicular lines, some with green ink and some with transparent ink. And the company’s design specialist asks if one of the lines can be drawn in the form of a kitten. Market research tells our users like cute animals. It’d be really great if…Sound similar to a meeting you’ve had recently? This seven-minute video will either have you in a fit of laughter in less than a minute, or you’ll be nodding your head as you remember a similar meeting. Have you ever been in a meeting where the impossible was asked? I’d love to hear what happened; share your experience in the comments. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedPaul Boag: Fight the SystemIf you work on a web team in a large institution or corporation, you would have found great advice from Paul Boag of Boagworld in his Fight the System webinar this past week. I was fortunate to catch news of the free webinar on Twitter and signed up quickly before…In “Web design”October 19, 2018 Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development NewsIn this week’s web design and development news roundup, you’ll learn about the relationship between information architecture and content strategy, find pragmatic rules for web accessibility, discover how and why you would use negative grid lines in CSS Grid, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I…In “Web design & development links”WordSesh 2018: What Clients Really WantIn his What Clients Really Want session at the WordSesh 2018 virtual WordPress developers conference today, Nathan Allotey shared his insights from working with clients and learning what they really want. He explained that sometimes it can be hard to find out. Some clients will tell you all the features…In “Business”last_img read more

Brush up on your persuasion skills with a Skill Lab seminar

first_imgThe holidays are here and everyone dreads those highly controversial conversations. How do you carry a conversation leaving the other person genuinely interested in liberty ideas?Find out in the Persuasion Workshop: Discussing Liberty with SkepticsThrough instruction and active role play this course will empower you with the art of persuasion. You will be equipped with the ability to understand your audience, find the best argument, and message the ideas of liberty!These online seminars will take place Wednesday, December 7th & Wednesday, December 14th.RSVP herelast_img read more

Ladies Learning Code Team Aims to Fix Programmer Education – One City at a Time

first_imgRelated Posts Heather Payne wanted to learn to code. She worked in marketing for a large company and wanted to learn to make websites on her own, but she didn’t have any support network: No developer friends to give her advice on what language to use. No one to recommend specific books or tutorials. No one to ask for help along the way. So she gave up.Then during a business trip to Los Angeles in 2011, she stumbled onto a PyLadies workshop on the Python programming language. “It was such a supportive atmosphere,” Payne says. “I always felt dumb asking questions at other places, but at PyLadies, you can ask any question you want and no one makes you feel stupid.”When Payne returned home to Toronto, she tweeted about her experience at PyLadies and suggested that Toronto needed a similar workshop series. The idea had legs: She received a flood of retweets, and more than 80 people showed up at the first planning meeting – including several developers willing to teach classes. Thus Ladies Learning Code was born.The project was immensely successful: The monthly workshops filled up so fast, the organizers had to start offering classes twice monthly. Almost 2,000 women have completed Ladies Learn Code workshops, and more than 400 developers have signed up for the volunteer mailing list. Payne says there’s never been a shortage of volunteer teachers. “There’s not that many ways for developers to give back to the community that take advantage of their skills but aren’t just unpaid freelance work,” Payne explains. “A lot of people jump at the chance to do something like this.”Enroll in HackerYouNow Payne, along with Breanna Hughes, Laura Plant and Melissa Crnic – the other three women behind the nonprofit Ladies Learning Code – are starting HackerYou, a for-profit company that will teach classes on design and development. Payne says that although Ladies Learn Code has been self-funding, it’s not enough to turn the project into a full-time job for any of HackerYou’s founders. In order to take the project to a the next level, and keep paying the rent, they had to start a for-profit company. HackerYou will bring the same model used by Ladies Learning Code to its students, and all of its teachers have experience as volunteers for the nonprofit. HackerYou is guaranteeing a 10:1 student to teacher ratio, and is making project-based learning the core of its curriculum. But instead of single-day workshops, which Ladies Learning Code will continue to offer, HackerYou will offer ongoing courses. And while Ladies Learning Code has always allowed men to participate, the new company is expressly open to men. The first course will focus on Web development and will convene in Toronto, but Payne says the team plans to offer courses in other cities, both in Canada and the United States.A university alternativeAs to the need of a private alternative to the university system, Payne points to a survey finding high demand for software developers from startups. A paper presented at the European Conference on Information Systems in 2009 confirms the need for information technology workers, even in a down economy.Still, a 2008 study found that enrollment in university computer science programs in all but one Canadian region was actually down between 36% and 64% from its peak in 2002.Computer science education has its issues in the U.S., as well. The University of Florida planned to cut its computer science department, and though the most drastic version of that plan has since been withdrawn, students and faculty are still fight to save the department.Regardless of what you think of the merits of universal code literacy, HackerYou and similar programs in other cities – such as Code Academy in Chicago, General Assembly in New York City and Dev Bootcamp in San Francisco – have an opportunity to help close the talent gap.A talent gap – and a gender gapBut Payne thinks HackerYou also has an advantage in being able to close the gender gap. The European Conference on Information Systems paper notes that women are tremendously under represented in the IT industry, and as ReadWriteWeb has pointed out, this gap starts in education. Payne thinks the fact that the company’s founders are women, along with the collective experience they bring to the table from Ladies Learning Code, will help HackerYou reach a 50/50 gender split – a ratio unheard of in male-dominated university computer science programs.(If you want to learn code and don’t live near of the cities mentioned above, you can check out services such as Codecademy, as well as the wealth of free e-books on programming available on the Web.)Photo by Jon Lim. Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid Tags:#hack#hacking How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees?center_img klint finley 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Why You Love Online Quizzeslast_img read more

AP Source: Chiefs, Mathieu agree to $42M, 3-yr contract

first_img(AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs agreed to a $42 million, three-year deal with safety Tyrann Mathieu on Monday, continuing what is expected to be an aggressive offseason overhaul of their leaky defense.Two people familiar with the deal confirmed the move. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal cannot become official until Wednesday, when the new league year begins and free agents can sign contracts.The 26-year-old Mathieu was selected by Arizona in the third round of the 2013 draft after a standout career at LSU. He showed glimpses of his ball-hawking, playmaking abilities with the Cardinals, earning a Pro Bowl selection during the 2015 season, but also dealt with his share of injuries.He tore ligaments in his left knee in 2013 and right knee in late 2015.Mathieu signed a $7 million deal with Houston last season and wound up starting all 16 games. He tied his career high with 89 tackles, added three sacks and had a pair of interceptions, and his versatility — able to cover like a cornerback and tackle like a safety — is clearly appealing.“It’s a passing league and everyone is trying to create mismatches in the secondary,” Chiefs general manager Brett Veach said. “Just when you think you have enough corners you have to start moving them to safety, but I certainly think you are starting to see that trend of guys projecting corners to safeties and getting as many cover guys on the field as possible.”The money the Chiefs intend to give “the Honey Badger” is roughly what they freed up Sunday, when they released pass rusher Justin Houston after failing to drum up trade interest in him.Houston was due $15.25 million this season and carried a salary cap hit of $21.1 million, and the decision to release him freed up about $14 million. That allowed the Chiefs to actively pursue Mathieu while still giving them enough salary cap space to address other areas of their defense.The Chiefs are switching from a base 3-4 defense to a 4-3 system under new coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, and that means some of their old personnel doesn’t quite fit. The Chiefs used the franchise tag on top pass rusher Dee Ford, but they continue to listen to potential trade offers.In the meantime, they are eyeing free agency and the draft to add an edge rusher, upgrade at middle linebacker and improve their secondary. Kendall Fuller was solid in his first season in Kansas City, but fellow cornerback Steven Nelson is a free agent and things are shaky further down the depth chart.The Chiefs also were intent on finding a safety to pair with Eric Berry, who missed most of last season with a mysterious foot injury. Berry carries a massive salary-cap hit, but the Chiefs missed out on Landon Collins in free agency and appear content to keep him on the roster.If he’s healthy, Berry and Mathieu would form one of the AFC’s best safety duos.“We are comfortable with where we are with our players,” Veach said. “We have a plan in place for these guys and no one is more excited to get back at this thing than Eric.”Anything would be an upgrade on last season, when the Chiefs allowed a league-worst 425.6 yards and 35.3 points per game. The defense ultimately let down Kansas City when it mattered most, failing to get off the field in overtime in an AFC title game loss to the New England Patriots.Defensive coordinator Bob Sutton was fired within days, the Chiefs quickly hired Spagnuolo, and now they are beginning to piece together what they hope is a vastly improved unit before next season.“One great thing about Steve is he is going to put players in positions to make plays and I don’t think he is going to be pigeonholed into any one idea or concept,” Veach said. “We have a great coaching staff. We certainly have some talent on our roster now and hopefully we will add some more here soon.”last_img read more

Allegri up for Bayern Munich job?

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: Max Allegri has been linked with the benches of Manchester United, Real Madrid, Arsenal, Tottenham and now also Bayern Munich. The former Juventus boss is biding his time before starting a new adventure, having ended his spell in Turin with five consecutive Serie A titles. According to the Corriere dello Sport, Allegri is the prime candidate for the Bayern Munich job if the Germans sack Niko Kovac. That is more than a possibility after a shock 5-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt this weekend. Allegri would be the third Italian tactician to lead Bayern after Giovanni Trapattoni and Carlo Ancelotti. Meanwhile, Manchester United are also seriously considering the axe for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer following another dismal Premier League showing, a defeat to Bournemouth on Saturday.last_img read more