After slow start, Humboldt B52s score 15 unanswered in 16-4 win over Sacramento M’s

first_imgEureka >> It took the Bombers a few innings to find their footing. But once they did, they were rivaling the race cars across the street at Redwood Acres Raceway for how fast things were moving.The end result was run after run after run.The Humboldt B52s’ comeback came a lot earlier on Saturday evening than it did the night before, but the Bombers were able to shake off a sluggish start and rattled off 15 answered runs to cruise to a 16-4 win over the Sacramento M’s at Bomber Field.No need …last_img

Manu Ginobili returning for 16th season with Spurs

first_imgCatriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Read Next LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11’Not just basketball’: Circumcisions, pageants at Philippine courts00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games LATEST STORIES McGregor must get rough and creative to upset Mayweather Manu Ginobili. AFP/GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTOSAN ANTONIO — Manu Ginobili is returning for his 16th season with the San Antonio Spurs.The Spurs re-signed the 40-year-old Argentine guard Thursday. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Ginobili will become the eighth player in NBA history to spend his entire career with one team and play at least 16 seasons, joining Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Kobe Bryant, Dirk Nowitzki, John Stockton, Reggie Miller and John Havlicek.Ginobili averaged 7.5 points, 2.7 assists and 2.3 rebounds in 69 games last season, In 992 career regular-season games, he has averaged 13.6 points, 3.9 assists and 3.6 rebounds. In 213 playoff games, the four-time NBA champion has averaged 14.1 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.8 assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chieflast_img read more

Geek Tragedy

first_imgI can still feel the fresh air in the cool, green environs of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) campus off Bellary Road. The more than 300-acre campus, land gifted by the Mysore maharaja almost a century ago, was a testimony to the Karnataka capital’s sobriquet of a garden city.,I can still feel the fresh air in the cool, green environs of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) campus off Bellary Road. The more than 300-acre campus, land gifted by the Mysore maharaja almost a century ago, was a testimony to the Karnataka capital’s sobriquet of a garden city. I was a student in the early 1970s IISc, but the memories are still so green. The population was just one million then. It will touch 10 million soon being India’s fastest growing city.After Bangalore, I found myself lobbed into a Tata plant in Pune in Maharashtra. Much to my chagrin, I realised it was an all-male establishment. I simply wrote to the Tata management to break that all-male rule and found myself breaking the glass ceiling and working there. Pune would turn out to be a key station in my life as it was there that I met my husband Narayana Murthy, founder of software major Infosys. When Murthy decided to walk out of a computer company to start Infosys in our modest home in Pune, nobody had a clue that we would get out of that city. Initially we thought we would set up shop in Bombay or Mumbai but the prohibitive cost of living there put paid to our plans.Of course, I remembered my Bangalore odyssey and wished we could come to this city also because we both hailed from Karnataka. Thanks to a German company Mico which gave Murthy’s new company a five-year contract, we landed in Bangalore. It was the early 1980s and we decided to rent a house close to Mico. After checking out several places we both were comfortable in this quiet lane in Jayanagar, a leafy residential area south of the city. Eventually Murthy decided to found the company in this city itself.advertisementFrom a small building at the newly formed Electronic City, about 25 km away, Infosys has grown to be a behemoth with heads of nearly 50 nations dropping by at the sprawling campus here. That is the power of Bangalore. It grows on you.And Jayanagar, where we continue to live in our own house even today, will always be special to me. We hardly saw vehicles on our roads in this part of the town. Our needs were limited. We did not even have a telephone at home. I was a happy stay-at-home mom of our two children Akshata and Rohan who went to Bishop Cotton Boys School and Baldwin Girls respectively, both about 15 minutes away from where we lived. We enjoyed the rides from home to school and back, occasionally stopping by for an ice cream. Most roads were avenues, with trees lined on both sides. We hardly felt the city running dry; Bangalore had one of the highest number of lakes and water bodies and groundwater levels were not too bad even if you had a borewell in your backyard. Piped water from the Cauvery was also available.The city lacks a designated cultural space. Infrastructure is not just tarring roads, erecting flyovers or building malls. There has to be a Bangalore culture that a visitor can take home. Those days we rarely crossed the 300-odd acre Cubbon Park, laid out in 1864 by Richard Sankey, the chief engineer of Mysore, and named after then chief commissioner of Mysore Sir Mark Cubbon. The park was like a forest and featured giant bamboos, lush greenery and even natural rock formations. And closer home was the 240-acre Lalbagh, laid out by Mysore ruler Haider Ali in 1740. His son Tipu Sultan also added to its lustre by importing tropical plants from Afghanistan, Persia and Turkey.Olde worlde Bangalore was very much in your face whether it was the red and white Scottish style 18th century Gothic St Andrew’s Church on Cubbon Road or even the century-old cathedral modelled after St Paul’s in London opposite the Mahatma Gandhi Park in what was then called South Parade (today, MG Road). Rain trees, gulmohar, jacaranda and the string of trees-serial blossoming concept-planted by a German horticulturist Gustav Hermann Krumbiegel mesmerised us.It is good to know that even US President Barack Obama, who is scheduled to visit this city soon, refers to Bangalore in his talks. ‘Bangalored’ as a verb transitive has even traipsed into English lexicon. Bangalored in America means your job has been taken by someone in Bangalore. With offshore services only on the rise, the city will continue to be a global talking point. Even Thomas L. Friedman begins his best selling book on globalisation, The World is Flat, with Bangalore. Yet the city is groaning under its own weight. And everything cannot be blamed on the government.advertisementHaving lived here for more than 30 years and seen the city become a software hub from a science capital, all I can now hear is cries for better infrastructure. On one side, the city drew jobseekers like a magnet, but somewhere down the line-although there were enough plans on paper to prop up infrastructure for the future-the city fathers, over the years, could not come to grips with the enormity of growth explosion. The sight of garbage strewn on the roads or long queues at public taps for collecting water is worrisome. The city that had hundreds of water bodies and lakes has lost a lot of them to bus stands, housing layouts or even sports arenas. We also need more green spaces, big parks like Lalbagh and Cubbon and an embargo on new development in the concrete jungles. I’m glad to see that the old central jail in Bangalore was converted into a green, open space. There is talk of the government planning to move the turf club away so you might get another 80-acre lung space there.There should be much more citizen and private sector participation in the city development. I don’t know how to control the number of vehicles that jam our roads. It is tough on the police who end up monitoring and guiding nearly three million vehicles in the city. I think more than 500 people are killed annually on the city roads. Safety is key and every citizen is a stakeholder. Maybe there should be a total transformation in mass transit. Bangalore Metro, to be operational soon, is again a small start. Walkways, cycle paths and plenty of civic amenities are keys to keep the city lean, clean and green. Shifting the airport to Devanahalli, 33 km away, was a wise move. Even providing airport buses from the city was a good move.The city also lacks a designated cultural space. There are some private sector-supported centres, but I wish every ward had its own cultural centre, or an auditorium. Infrastructure is not just tarring roads, erecting flyovers or building big malls. There has to be a Bangalore culture that a visitor can take back home. Yet, am I glad to be a Bangalorean? You bet I am.The author is chairperson, Infosys Foundation. She spoke to Stephen David.last_img read more

Lanka’s Mendis gets six T20 wickets

first_imgSpinner Ajantha Mendis became the first bowler to take six wickets in a Twenty20 international on Monday to lead Sri Lanka to a sensational win against Australia in the second match and win the two-match series 2-0.Mendis had a spell of six for 16 to help Sri Lanka earn an eight-run win.Batting first, Sri Lanka scored 157-9 in 20 overs with Mahela Jayawardene hitting a crafty 86 at Pallekele International Stadium. In reply Australia managed just 149-9 in 20 overs.Australia appeared to be coasting having scored 71 runs by the sixth over, with Shane Watson hitting five sixes and six boundaries for 57 runs off just 24 balls, but Mendis pulled the hosts back into the game with three quick wickets.Mendis, who was dropped for this year’ tour of England, said he worked hard to win his place back. He said he tried to bowl line and length and do the variations right.”This is the result of that effort,” he said.Australia’s captain Cameron White was disappointed that the team let a likely win slip away.”It’s a shame that we got off to a flyer and let it off,” said White.Watson top-edged a ball for a high catch to Thisara Perera and David Warner (16) was dismissed in a spectacular fashion when Angelo Mathews threw back a ball into the field to stop himself from going over the line with the ball and conceding six runs . But Jayawardene was quick to catch the ball that deflected off Mathews’ hands.Shaun Marsh was out for a duck stumped by Kumar Sangakkara off Mendis. Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath bowled David Hussey to leave the visitors 75-4.advertisementWhite resisted with 39 runs only to see his partners deserting him at crucial moments.Mendis also bagged the wickets of Steven Smith (12), Brad Haddin (0) and Mitchell Johnson (7) to record the best bowling figures ever in the shortest form of cricket – surpassing Pakistan seamer Umar Gul’s five wickets for six runs recorded against New Zealand in 2009.Earlier Jayawardene hit a six and 12 boundaries during a 64-ball innings to propel the hosts to a competitive score. It was his sixth Twenty20 half-century.Australian seamers John Hastings and Brett Lee took three wickets apiece.Lee dismissed Sri Lankan skipper Tillakaratne Dilshan, who made 104 in the first match, for four runs. Dilshan was trapped lbw after he missed a straight delivery with the total on 23. Jayawardene and Dinesh Chandimal shared 43 runs before Chandimal (13) was caught and bowled by leg spinner Smith.Thisara Perera (9) one of the two changes in the team for the match, was caught by Watson at deep third-man off seamer Johnson.Jayawardene and Sangakkara combined for a useful 46-run stand for the fourth wicket. Sangakkara made 24 before being caught by White off Hastings.Hastings also bowled Jeevan Mendis (1) and Anjelo Mathews (5) to finish with best bowling figures 3-14. Lee returned 3-39.Sri Lanka made two changes to its side from the first match dropping seamers Dammika Prasad and Suranga Lakmal and replacing them with allrounder Perera and spinner Ajantha Mendis.Sri Lanka also won the first match by 35 runs on Saturday.last_img read more

10 months agoNorwich midfielder Jarvis: Maddison class for Leicester

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Norwich midfielder Jarvis: Maddison class for Leicesterby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNorwich City midfielder Matt Jarvis is delighted for James Maddison over his impact at Leicester City.Maddison left Norwich for Leicester last summer.Jarvis told The Sun: “I messaged him saying congratulations it’s fully deserved and he just needs to keep doing what he’s doing at the weekend.“I can’t see him not playing for England. If he continues to improve and do what he’s done then he definitely will.“He’s scoring goals, he’s making goals. I saw a stat about him, Eden Hazard and Wilfried Zaha being among the most-fouled players.“He’s always on the ball, getting things going for his team. He’s class.” last_img read more

Georgia 5-Star Wide Receiver Target Kyle Davis Is Very Excited About His Newest Bulldogs Twitter Follower

first_imgGeorgia wide receiver target Kyle Davis tweets about his newest Twitter follower Todd Gurley.Georgia Kyle DavisKyle Davis, a five-star wide receiver ranked the No. 1 player at his position in the 2016 class, has yet to make his college decision. Georgia seems to be in good shape, though. The 6-foot-1, 218-pound prospect out of Lawrenceville, Ga., recently got a new Twitter follower. That follower is a former Georgia Bulldog. And Davis is extremely excited about it. my heart just dropped— KD (@KDSZN) August 4, 2015If Davis gets that excited over getting followed by Todd Gurley, you’d think he’s probably going to end up playing for the star running back’s school. Most recruiting analysts believe Davis will end up at Georgia.last_img

Here’s ESPN’s College Football Preseason Top 25

first_imgESPN College Football logo.We’re now 50 days away from the first college football Saturday. Teams across the country have been releasing hype videos to express their excitement. Now is a good time to give another look at the preseason polls. Who’s overrated heading into the season? Who’s underrated? Alabama's at No. 1, of course. Alabama’s at No. 1, of course.Here’s ESPN’s preseason top 25:1. Alabama 2. Clemson 3. Michigan 4. Florida State 5. Oklahoma 6. LSU 7. Stanford 8. Notre Dame 9. Ohio State 10. Tennessee 11. USC 12. Georgia 13. Ole Miss 14. Oklahoma State 15. Michigan State 16. Washington 17. Houston 18. North Carolina 19. Oregon 20. TCU 21. Texas A&M 22. UCLA 23. Iowa 24. Miami 25. Louisville——The first college football Saturday is going to be in-cred-i-ble, by the way. Here are some of the games that will be taking place:Alabama-USCWisconsin-LSUClemson-AuburnNorth Carolina-GeorgiaThe rest of the weekend will be sick, too. Texas and Notre Dame are set to play on Sunday night and Ole Miss and Florida State are set to play on Monday night. Hurry up and get here, college football.last_img read more

Biographical sketches of 2 Canadians missing in China

first_imgBEIJING — Two Canadian citizens have been reported missing in China over recent days amid a dispute over Canada’s detention of a Chinese business executive wanted in the U.S. on bank fraud charges. China has yet to provide any information or even formally acknowledge their detentions.Below are profiles of the two men, one a diplomat on hiatus working for an international think-tank , the other an entrepreneur and business consultant dealing with North Korea.___MICHAEL KOVRIGA Toronto native and resident of Hong Kong, Kovrig had most recently worked as a senior adviser for northeast Asia at the International Crisis Group, a Brussels-based think-tank on global affairs.A Chinese speaker, Kovrig went on leave without pay to take up his position nearly two years ago and no longer holds a diplomatic passport — along with the immunity that bestows. Prior to that, he worked as a Canadian diplomat in various portfolios, including in the consulate general in Hong Kong, where he helped arrange a visit by Prime Minister Dustin Trudeau in 2016.As first secretary and vice consul at the Canadian Embassy in Beijing from 2014 to 2016, Kovrig travelled around China conducting field research on politics and government policies and meeting with contacts, including political dissidents. Such work is common among diplomats and foreign journalists in China, but is viewed with deep suspicion by China’s ruling Communist Party, raising the possibility Kovrig could be charged with espionage.Kovrig, believed to be in his late 40s, was a frequent commentator on China affairs for the foreign media, including The Associated Press.Kovrig was very capable and a “very smart guy,” who was extremely knowledgeable about China, a former Canadian ambassador to China, David Mulroney, told the Toronto Star.Kovrig also worked for the United Nations Development Program after graduating from the University of Toronto and Columbia University.___MICHAEL SPAVORChina-based Spavor is known for his contacts with high-ranking North Korean officials, including leader Kim Jong Un, with whom he has been photographed shaking hands and laughing.He was also key to bringing NBA player Dennis Rodman to North Korea in 2013 in what was considered a significant, if somewhat quirky, breakthrough in the outside world’s contact with the young head of the hard-line communist regime.In 2015, Spavor founded Paektu Cultural Exchange, a non-governmental organization that works to facilitate sports, cultural, tourism and business exchanges with North Korea. Its mission statement says it aims to “promote greater peace, friendship and understanding.”The exchange is one of a small group of organizations promoting interactions with North Korea in a manner that has sometimes brought controversy for its unwillingness to criticize the regime’s human rights abuses. Its Facebook page advertises a five-day trip to North Korea over the New Year, including a visit to the Demilitarized Zone and a hot springs resort.A fluent Korean speaker with 16 years of experience working and studying in East Asia, Spavor graduated from university in his hometown of Calgary and also studied North Korean affairs at South Korea’s Kangwon National University, according to his Facebook page.Christopher Bodeen, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Significant Digits For Thursday Oct 8 2015

You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news.4-0The Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 Wednesday night in the National League wild-card game (check out our live blog for a recap), meaning that the boldest forecast in the history of forecasting or boldness is still on the table. [ESPN]10 yearsArtemisinin, a first-line treatment for malaria, just scored its developers a Nobel Prize in medicine. Problem is, malaria is a parasite and parasites are good at evolving, so parasitology experts believe artemisinin will be obsolete within five to 10 years. I am not a doctor, but I advise that if you plan on getting malaria, you should aim to do so within the next five to 10 years. [FiveThirtyEight]52 weeksThe Gates Foundation is offering its 1,382 employees a year of paid leave after the birth or adoption of a child. [The Huffington Post]40 membersApproximate strength of the “Freedom Caucus” within Congress, a group of hard-line Republicans who came out Wednesday backing Florida representative Daniel Webster for the speakership over Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Provided that bloc holds, McCarthy would not have enough votes to win the top spot in the House on the first ballot. [The Washington Post]90 daysFIFA’s ethics committee has voted to hand down a 90-day provisional suspension to the soccer organization’s president, Sepp Blatter. The news here is not the suspension, but the fact that FIFA actually has an ethics committee. Who is on this committee? Snidely Whiplash? Lex Luthor? Resuscitated Richard Nixon? Victor Von Doom? Is it just several bales of hay with crayon-scrawled-on-paper-plate faces stuck on them? Is this the same committee that runs sensitivity training for The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants or OSHA on the Death Star? The concept that anyone within FIFA is tasked with maintaining a sensible degree of ethical behavior is insulting to the intelligence of soccer fans. More to the point, where have they been for the past ever? [BBC]487 clientsA preliminary deal was struck earlier this week between the U.S. and 11 other pacific nations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. A lot of negotiating on the trade pact was going on domestically, too — a Center for Responsive Politics review of lobbying disclosures over eight years found 487 different clients paid lobbyists to hit up government officials to plead their case on the TPP. [The Center for Responsive Politics]535 phone numbersPeople Magazine, typically regarded as a celebrity gossip magazine, has published the 535 phone numbers corresponding to each senator and member of Congress and has asked readers to call their representatives about how to respond to mass shootings. [The Week]$700,000The White House will spend $700,000 on standing desks, presumably due to the craven political pursuit of trends that so plagues our society. People built a civilization sitting down to work, folks — believing anything else is merely ergonomic arrogance. [Mashable]1,360,747Number of homeless students in the United States, about twice the number there were in the 2006-2007 school year. Part of this increase is due to improved data reporting: States are getting better at identifying homeless students. [FiveThirtyEight]$20 millionA state judge rejected a proposed change to the name of Paul Smith’s College to Joan Weill-Paul Smith’s College. The change was proposed after Weill offered $20 million to the upstate New York school in exchange for getting her name on the door, but Smith’s will appears to forbid it. [The New York Times]If you haven’t already, you really need to sign up for the Significant Digits newsletter — be the first to learn about the numbers behind the news. read more

Ohio State quarterback Braxton Millers memorable day against Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Braxton Miller’s name was repeatedly spelled incorrectly on the Michigan Stadium video boards during the Ohio State football team’s 40-34 loss to Michigan.For the record, it’s “Braxton,” not “Braxston.”Despite Michigan’s victory, Wolverines fans likely won’t forget Miller, or the proper spelling of his first name, after the freshman quarterback’s debut in the UM versus OSU rivalry at the Big House Saturday.Miller helped open the scoring for the Buckeyes when he found sophomore wide receiver Corey “Philly” Brown on a 54-yard touchdown pass less than three minutes into the game.That was just the opening act for Miller in a game that featured six lead changes.OSU fell behind Michigan at several points in the first half, but Miller helped OSU overcome one deficit with a 19-yard touchdown run that put the Buckeyes up, 17-16.The freshman collected 100 rushing yards on 16 carries, and averaged six yards per carry.With the Buckeyes trailing, 23-17, with 1:21 to play in the first half, Miller connected with senior receiver DeVier Posey on a 43-yard touchdown pass to retake the lead at 24-23.Miller finished the game with a career-best 235 passing yards on 14-of-25 passing.One pass that Miller didn’t connect on was a deep ball intended for Posey that was overthrown, but even that elicited complimentary remarks on Miller’s command of the offense by Posey.“That was a call that (Miller) made. I just felt that was a grown-man call that he made,” Posey said. “I was like, ‘Let’s go,’ and he just missed it by a little bit.”Miller also went toe-to-toe with Wolverines’ junior quarterback Denard Robinson, whose five touchdowns and 337 total yards of offense were just enough to upend the Buckeyes.Miller said he wasn’t focused on the matchup against Robinson.“I wasn’t paying attention to that. I was just trying to win the game,” Miller said. “I was doing my best to help my team win the game. I had fun doing it.”Despite several overthrown balls by Miller on the day, Posey said he spoke to Miller after the game and offered words of encouragement.“That’s one thing about that kid that I admire so much — at such a young age, (Miller) is such a fighter,” Posey said. “No matter what it is, he’s going to make some plays. He’s a hell of a player.”First-year Michigan head coach Brady Hoke agreed.“Miller threw the ball well,” Hoke said. “With his ability to run the dual threatness that he presents, we got distracted a little bit with our eyes.”Miller led the offense onto the field with less than two minutes to play and a final shot at victory in “The Game.”The Buckeyes’ last-ditch effort to notch a come-from-behind victory was thwarted by Michigan as a Miller pass was intercepted by Wolverines’ sophomore cornerback Courtney Avery.“I was just trying to get the job done,” Miller said.Then the celebration began as Michigan took to a victory formation and downed the ball on its ensuing possession, which brought an end to its seven-game losing streak to the Buckeyes.By the time he addressed the media after the game, Miller had already begun to focus on the 2012 season, though.“I’m just going to go watch film and fix my mistakes,” he said. “I’m just starving for next year.”OSU (6-6, 3-5) will now wait to see if it receives a bid to a postseason bowl game. read more