Brazil great Rivaldo admonishes Coutinho’s celebration against Man Utd

first_imgAdvertisement cbkNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsidpWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ebyrw( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) co4azyjWould you ever consider trying this?😱nnCan your students do this? 🌚gfvRoller skating! Powered by Firework Barcelona legend Rivaldo has strongly criticized the gestures towards the fans Philippe Coutinho made as part of his celebration upon scoring against Manchester United earlier this week. The Brazil great advised his compatriot to refrain himself from doing so in the future and urged him to step up on his game. Advertisement Coutinho arrived from Liverpool in January last year for a then reportedly, record fee of €142m. His inconsistencies have weighed down upon him leading him to come under heavy fire from fans. However, the winger scored a brilliant net buster from 25-yards concluding a dominant 3-0 win over Manchester United in the Champions League quarter final on Tuesday, but his celebration has the fans talking about him yet again.The Brazil international celebrated his goal by facing the home fans, putting his fingers in his ears and closing his eyes.Advertisement Brazil and Barcelona legend Rivaldo has come to criticize his compatriot for the gesture saying Coutinho should not have done that.“It was not a good gesture. He scored a great goal, but it’s never good to do something like that to the fans,” Rivaldo told Marca.Advertisement Rivaldo suggested the 26-year old winger let his performances do the talking instead.He said:“The supporters criticize him because they know he has to give more. I don’t know what happened to him during the week, what he read in the newspapers or saw on television, but you have to keep working, think about the next game and score goals.”However, with transfer talks in place, the former Brazil international encouraged Coutinho to stay at Camp Nou despite being not as successful as originally planned.“I would stay. He is a great player who cannot leave without being a Barcelona success because things haven’t gone well.”Barcelona inch closer to lifting another La Liga trophy, and are through to the semi-finals of the Champions League where they face Premier League leaders and previous runner-ups Liverpool.Read also:-Barcelona entice de Ligt to join club, offer bountiful contract till 2024 Advertisementlast_img read more

Captain Hunt to the rescue as Leafs edge Nitros in OT

first_imgAnother overtime. But this time the Good Guys won.Captain Sawyer Hunt got the last laugh on this former mates from the Bavarian City, scoring with 1:36 remaining in overtime to spark the Nelson Leafs to a 3-2 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Kimberley Dynamiters Wednesday night at the NDCC Arena.The win, the first of the season for the Leafs over the Eddie Mountain squad, allows Nelson to leapfrog over the Castlegar Rebels and Grand Forks Border Bruins and into second place in the Murdoch Division standings.last_img read more

Three PH clubs in Asian tilt next year?

first_imgTaiwan 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 Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Dimakiling, Nouri shock Foreign GMs as Pinoy bets start strongly in Subic int’l tourney Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports The Philippines could have three clubs playing in Asian Football Confederation competitions next year, following the AFC’s decision to allot one slot to the country in the AFC Champions League preliminary round.Reigning United Football League champion Global FC will vie in the top club competition—the AFC Champions League—in the continent starting in January, while Ceres-La Salle will once again compete in the AFC Cup group stage.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH among economies most vulnerable to virus MOST READ Senators to proceed with review of VFA View comments Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PHcenter_img Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter EDITORS’ PICK Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine We are young Global won’t have the luxury of time to prepare as it starts its bid against Singapore side Tampines Rovers on Jan. 24 at Rizal Memorial Stadium. The winner of the clash will travel to Australia for a Jan. 31 knockout match with A-League side Brisbane Roar. Chinese giants Shanghai Shenhua await the survivor of the game in Brisbane on Feb. 7 with the winner moving on to the main draw of the Champions League.Wanted: Foreign playersPalami said the club is still in the process of acquiring foreign players, as the likes of Omid Nazari, Milan Nikolic and Ivan Petrovic left Global after their championship winning season last October.If Global ends up playing in the second-tier competition, the AFC Cup, the Filipino side will be in Group F alongside Malaysian champion Johor Darul Tazim, Magwe of Myanmar and the winner between Boeung Ket Angkor of Cambodia and Lao Toyota of Laos in a playoff.Ceres landed in Group H with Vietnam league champ Ha Noi T and T, Felda United of Malaysia and Tampines Rovers of Singapore. If Tampines makes the Champions League main draw, Geylang International will take its place in the group.ADVERTISEMENT A third Philippine club—the Loyola Meralco Sparks—could make the AFC Cup, if Global qualifies for the main draw of the Champions League, where some of the biggest clubs in Australia, Japan, China, South Korea and the United Arab Emirates see action.The Sparks finished third in the UFL league competition this year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliHonor“It’s a huge honor and a responsibility at the same time being the pioneering Philippine club in the Champions’ League,” said Global chief executive Dan Palami, who is also manager of the national men’s football team.“It’s going to be a tough journey since we’ll have to win three games before reaching the group stages. But I’m happy for Philippine football. Having a Philippine club in the Champions League is a testament to the growth and development of the sport in the country.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exerciselast_img read more

Doubts expressed on new MH370 “third entity” theory

first_imgDoubts have been expressed by one of the leading experts into the disappearance of MH370 into claims of a “third entity” being responsible for the plane’s fate.Ghyslain Wattrelos, who lost family members, traveling on MH370, has claimed the possibility that a “third entity” could be involved.French authorities continuing with their investigation have suggested new theories to explore. According to an AP story “in particular, the investigators found “inconsistencies” in the Malaysian investigation’s official report, and the presence of “curious” passengers,  whom “we should continue to investigate”.See our comprehensive MH370 coverage“Among them is a Malaysian traveler with a troubling profile: he was seated under the Satcom module, and proved to be an expert in aeronautics, according to Ghyslain Wattrelos and his lawyer,” the AP report said.The French plan to visit Boeing and the FBI, after an earlier trip in September last year was canceled over what is termed after US authorities allegedly opposed the trip.The suggestion is that this third person may have hacked into the satcom unit to disguise the plane’s flight path.Responding to the allegations in the AP story Victor Iannello, one of the most respected independent experts into the disappearance of MH370 said in his blog “it’s not clear what additional information the French investigators expect to obtain while in the US. Boeing has cooperated with the Annex 13 investigation team and is unlikely to provide private French investigators with data that has not already been made public. Meanwhile, the FBI is unlikely to release information on matters related to ongoing or past investigations.”Mr Iannello goes onto say that the mysterious “third entity” referred to by Mr Wattrelos that might be selling software capable of maliciously altering SATCOM data is also unknown, although there are a handful of companies in the US and Canada that supply hardware and software for designing, building, and testing parts of the Inmarsat network.“Independent investigators that are studying this mystery are at an impasse. Although the overwhelming consensus is that MH370 did indeed crash in the Southern Indian Ocean, the considerable efforts of official and private investigators have not succeeded in locating the debris field on the seabed. The data we have, notably the satellite data, is imprecise, so additional data is needed to reconstruct the trajectory of the plane.”Leading oceanographers suggest that the debris field lies just outside the area that has been searched to date.Mr. Iannello adds that “there is always the chance that during Mr. Wattrelos’ visit to the US, some new evidence or insights will be uncovered that help us to better understand the disappearance and to find the plane.”However, he says “more likely, the existence of helpful new information will be found in Malaysia.”Another article published in the L’Essor, which is the unofficial and self-described French journal for the military police says that the investigators of the research section (SR) of the Gendarmerie Air Transport (GTA) are waiting for the green light from US authorities to travel to the United States related to the MH370 case.The article says “the SR of the GTA is responsible for the judicial inquiry, opened in France, on the death of 239 people, including four French, aboard the Boeing 777 which disappeared on March 8, 2014, after taking off from Kuala Lumpur for Beijing.”It adds that “the gendarmes work within the framework of an international rogatory commission launched in October 2017 by the French justice. A trip to the United States, scheduled for September, had to be canceled and French investigators are waiting for the green light from the US authorities.”“The investigators want to check overseas if a US company sells software capable of reprogramming or even hacking the Satcom. This system is used by airlines to transmit messages about the state of the aircraft in flight and its communications,” says L’EssorMr. Iannello comments further saying “this story, if true, suggests that the French judiciary system, and in turn the military police that are assigned to the case, are seriously considering whether the Inmarsat data was corrupted by a malicious intrusion into the SATCOM onboard MH370. Considering that the Inmarsat data is consistent with the aircraft crashing in the SIO near the 7th arc and that the timing and location of the recovered parts from the aircraft also suggest that the aircraft crashed in the SIO, to doubt the Inmarsat data implies doubting the veracity of the recovered parts. This is the first time a government investigative body is known to be seriously considering a hack of the SATCOM combined with the planting of debris.”“To say the least, most private investigators believe there are more productive avenues to pursue. However, an honest, competent investigation of any type is to be welcomed, and there is always the chance some new evidence or insights will be uncovered that help us to better understand the disappearance and to find the plane.”last_img read more

Asset Protection Veteran Mike Limauro Joins Alchemy

first_imgAlchemy Systems has announced that retail industry veteran Mike Limauro has joined the company as vice president of asset protection, risk and safety programs. Limauro will work closely with Alchemy clients around the world as they evaluate and enhance their own safety and asset protection programs.“Mike has a great track record at leading retailers in combining creative thinking and new technologies to drive profit expansion and improve safety programs,” said Jeff Eastman, CEO of Alchemy Systems. “Mike has been directing loss prevention programs for more than 20 years at grocery chains, big box retailers, and upscale department stores and will be instrumental in assisting our retail clients to take their asset protection and risk management programs to the next level.”“Having been a client for many years, I’ve seen first-hand how Alchemy solutions can improve customer service, raise employee engagement scores, and drive profitability,” said Limauro.- Sponsor – Prior to Alchemy, Limauro was vice president of asset protection at Weis Markets, where he was responsible for loss prevention, safety, risk management, insurance, food safety and quality control. He has also held senior loss prevention leadership positions at Kmart and SuperValu. He is on the board of directors for the Loss Prevention Foundation and the editorial board for Innovative Retail Technologies magazine. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Move Beyond Gender Stereotypes

first_imgChanging the StereotypeI believe tech industry stereotypes are changing fast. And not because of the intervention of some external mandate or investment, but by the fast evolving nature of technology itself.Advances in the fields of big data processing, the Internet of Things, and data analytics are fundamentally transforming how and to what end technology is used. With an increasing emphasis on analytics, interpretation of trends and patterns in data, and integration of data insights into other fields, the kinds of skills needed to succeed in these new technical fields are evolving fast.I belong to a small professional group called the Women in Big Data Forum. One of our goals is to encourage and attract more female talent to the big data and analytics fields and help enhance diversity in these industries. However, our group is not limited to women solely in high tech—because the value of big data insights is not limited to technologists. Big data analysis is valuable to anyone with business acumen and the intuition to see trends, connections and relationships in data.And in many ways, women are better at that than men.In analytical fields, technical prowess is necessary, but only part of what’s needed to succeed. Women in Data Science: 4 Perspectives is a fascinating series of interviews with four data scientists commenting on current opportunities for women in big data analytics. In the article, the commentators stress, “the fields of data science and analytics are absolutely exploding with opportunity” for men and women alike, though women are finding a great deal of success in these fields because “they often bring a different intuition to the table.”This in part results from the fact that data analysis is an interdisciplinary field. According to Sarah Aerni, principal data scientist at Pivotal, “This field [data analytics] benefits from diversity in thinking. There is rarely only one way to approach a problem, and new ideas and input can only lead to more variety in approaches and potentially better outcomes.” In addition, the consumers of data science exist in every industry, and require people in data analytics to interact with a wide variety of businesses and individuals. “It is a field that values a variety of skills, deep technical abilities, hacking, storytelling, visualization and constant learning,” says Aerni. “This is something I value, and I think it encourages diverse backgrounds as well.”Diversity is Good BusinessDiversity in a technical workplace does come with benefits. The vast majority of innovations are developed not by lone geniuses but in a team environment, where groups of people work together to solve problems together. Within these teams, diversity of views, experience and expertise is a key to success because it broadens the pool of knowledge from which innovation springs.This is great news for both women and men, and for people with a variety of backgrounds and experience. As promising as the new top-down diversity programs and STEM initiatives are, there’s no reason to wait. Set aside the stereotypes and look for the opportunities that are opening right now.I encourage my colleagues in the tech sector to use their voices, their influence and their passion for innovation to look for opportunities to move beyond gender stereotypes and allow each individual to shine at whatever he or she is good at. After all, a more diverse and inclusive work force is a driver for innovation, as a broad set of experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds are crucial for the development of new ideas and creativity. Increasing the diversity of workers in the technology industry has become the issue of the moment. A steady stream of tech companies, from start-ups to giant corporations, are pledging to hire more women and minorities workers. By doing so, they may begin to eliminate some of the stereotypes that present barriers to entry to male-dominated fields like technology.These programs have taken on different forms, including:Apple’s $50 million donation to organizations that help women and minorities get into tech jobs;Intel’s $300 million initiative to increase the diversity of its workforce;Salesforce’s directive that all important meetings must include at least 30 percent women.These are laudable efforts, and in conjunction with improved STEM education and coding schools to help improve the skills of women and other under-represented groups, we can hope soon to see a tech workforce that looks more like the general population.Yet, I wonder if new advances and opportunities in technology haven’t already turned the old stereotypes on their ear, and brightened the prospects for women and minority workers at the cutting edge of the industry?last_img read more

SMC bloc, allies vow to lend players for Gilas amid PBA impasse

first_imgMRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 In a joint statement released on Friday, San Miguel, Ginebra, Star, GlobalPort, and Kia said they are still allowing their players to suit for national team duties for the 2017 Fiba World Cup qualifiers as part of the PBA’s agreement with Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP).READ: Seven PBA governors stand firm, urge Narvasa to resign 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 opening“All five teams composed of San Miguel Beer, Barangay Ginebra, Star Hotshots, GlobalPort and Kia Picanto will continue to make available its players to the Philippine team that is preparing for the Fiba Asia World Cup qualifier and other league functions. We believe this should not be adversely affected by the board members’ differences in opinion,” the statement read.“We reiterate that we are doing this to protect the league we all love, the game of basketball and the millions of fans who continue to support us.” ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads Stephen Curry puzzled over mention in GOP tax proposal Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe PBA governors may be at an impasse when it comes to the matters about the Commissioner’s office, but the teams remain united when it comes to the national team.The five teams supporting the extension of PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa said that they won’t allow the controversy to affect the league’s commitment to Smart Gilas Pilipinas.ADVERTISEMENT The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay 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 Malditas save PH from shutoutcenter_img MOST READ READ: Narvasa remains defiant: I’m fighting for principleNational team head coach Chot Reyes can heave a sigh of relief as he begins the Smart Gilas Pilipinas’ preparations on Friday evening.Players like June Mar Fajardo, Christian Standhardinger, and Von Pessumal of San Miguel, Japeth Aguilar and Kevin Ferrer of Ginebra, Paul Lee and Jio Jalalon of Star, Terrence Romeo of GlobalPort, and LA Revilla and Russel Escoto of Kia have the greenlight to join the national team’s preparations for the Asian qualifiers.The Philippines is set to open its first round assignment against Japan in Tokyo on November 24, before playing Chinese Taipei at Smart Araneta Coliseum on November 27.ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Robredo back to ‘groping with a blind vision’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Working to Overcome the Global Impact of Neglected Tropical Diseases

first_imgPosted on October 13, 2010November 13, 2014Click 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 email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)MHTF partner, The Global Network for Tropical Diseases and the World Health Organization cordially invite you to a reception marking the release of the first-ever WHO report on Neglected Tropical Diseases, “Working to Overcome the Global Impact of Neglected Tropical Diseases.” The program will include remarks from two renowned leaders in NTD research and advocacy: Wednesday, October 20, 20105:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.1777 F Street, NW Washington, D.C. 8th Floor The World Health Organization (WHO) will release its first comprehensive report on the state of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), “Working to Overcome the Global Impact of Neglected Tropical Diseases,” on Thursday, October 14, 2010. The reception will highlight the report which assesses global progress, takes stock of achievements and identifies the future challenges that impact the control and elimination of NTDs.center_img Dr. Lorenzo Svaioli, Director, Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases, WHODr. Peter Hotez, President, Sabin Vaccine InstituteTo RSVP, please visit www.globalnetwork.org/events/who-ntd-report/rsvp.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

Caslick Keen To Learn From The Best

first_imgAnd later this week she will run out in the green and gold uniform of the Australian Women’s Open team when they battle it out against New Zealand in the 2012 Trans Tasman Test Series in Mudgee, New South Wales. The Brisbane school student, who turned 17 last month, becomes one of the youngest players to ever represent Australia at an Open’s level, while teammate Ashleigh Quinlan, who turned 17 late last year, also joins her in the team. While Caslick didn’t expect to be making the team so early in her career, she is looking forward to making her mark on the series when it starts on Thursday. “I was sort of a bit shocked but yeah I’m really excited, I can’t wait,” Caslick said. Caslick started playing Touch Football as an 11-year-old, and it didn’t take long for her to impress on the field, making her first Queensland team that year. While it’s been a big 12 months for the 17-year-old, which included helping her side, the Brisbane City Cobras win the 2012 National Touch League Women’s Open title, she is keen to use this week’s experience to learn as much as she can from some of her Touch Football idols, and she says she has already learnt plenty along the way.   “I’d already played with Woodsy (Kelly Woods) and Chez (Emilee Cherry) before but playing with Peta (Rogerson) and Louise Winchester and KJ (Kristy Judd), they just taught me so much and they were so encouraging, just learning from all of them, they all have little things that help so much.”“I think I’m just going to learn so much from the older girls and that’s what I’m looking forward to the most, I think it will be fun in general,” she said. Caslick credits Australian Women’s Open coach, Peter Bell as one of the biggest influences on her Touch Football career to date and says that having him as her coach at the highest level is making her feel more comfortable in the lead up to the series. Representing Australia at the Open’s level at such a young age doesn’t seem to faze Caslick, who after representing the Australian 18’s Girls team last year made it her next goal to make the Women’s Open team. “I haven’t really thought about how young I actually am, I’m honoured to have had so much help… everyone has helped me so much.”Stay tuned to the website to meet the team’s other 17-year-old, Ashleigh Quinlan, in the coming days. There are plenty of ways to keep in touch with the 2012 Trans Tasman Series, which will be held at Mudgee’s Glen Willow Regional Sporting Complex from Thursday, 26 April to Saturday, 28 April 2012, including in the following ways:Websites:www.austouch.com.auwww.transtasman.mytouchfooty.com Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the hashtag #transtasman2012 in your tweets)YouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballauslast_img read more

a month agoBarcelona Juvenil A Victor Valdes cops suspension

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Barcelona Juvenil A Victor Valdes cops suspensionby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona Juvenil A Victor Valdes has been given a two match ban after his referee outburst. The Barca great will not be on the sidelines for the clashes against Atletico Villacarlos and Lleida Esportiu. Valdes was sent off against Girona, for insulting the assistant referee. “F*** yourself,” said Valdes to the assistant and he was dismissed for it.The former Barcelona goalkeeper took over recently and along with Patrick Kluivert, is one of the ex-pros being brought back into the club. last_img read more