Cavs feel ‘robbed’ after Warriors win NBA Finals opener

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The crucial moment came with 36.4 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter as Durant was whistled for a charging foul that was overturned on video review into a blocking foul on James, giving Durant two free throws he made to lift the Warriors level at 104-104.“I read that play just as well as I’ve read any play in my career, maybe in my life,” James said. “I seen the play happening. I was outside the charge line. I stepped in, took the contact. It’s a huge play.”Lue said James was clearly outside the line so the play should never have been reviewed, much less reversed.“For our team to come out and play their hearts out and compete the way we did, man, I mean, it’s bad,” Lue said.“It has never been done, ever, in the history of the game. And then tonight in the finals on the biggest stage, when our team played well, played our ass off, man, it ain’t right. It ain’t right.”ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “To do what he did tonight and come out robbed, it’s just not right,” Lue said.READ: Warriors survive Cavs, LeBron’s 51 points to open NBA FinalsFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownA physical, heated and emotional game marked the start of the fourth finals in a row between the teams and the eighth in a row involving James, who echoed Lue’s theft theme.“There were some plays that we had taken away from us,” James said. “We’re in the fight now. They got a great taste of it tonight.” MOST READ Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James reacts to a call during the second half of Game 1 of basketball’s NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cavaliers in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, May 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)A controversial video review foul reversal left Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue feeling “robbed” after the Golden State Warriors ripped the Cavaliers 124-114 in overtime in Thursday’s NBA Finals opener.Stephen Curry scored 29 points, Kevin Durant added 26 and Klay Thompson had 24 to spark the defending champions to victory despite LeBron James scoring a playoff career-high 51 points in defeat.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments Warriors survive Cavs, LeBron’s 51 points to open NBA Finals Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Referee Ken Mauer defended the choice to review the call.“We had doubt as to whether or not James was in the restricted area,” Mauer said. “It was determined he was out of the restricted area but he was not in a legal guarding position prior to Durant’s separate shooting motion. So we had to change it to a blocking foul.”Golden State coach Steve Kerr said he had seen such a reversal “not often, but I’ve seen it a couple times.”Durant said he had a block-charge reversal in the regular season.“I knew once it was 30 seconds to go that they could review that situation,” Durant said. “I knew he was late on the drive and I knew I had my man beat and he came over a little late. So when they called the charge I was surprised, but I’m glad they reviewed it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Santa Rosa Toshao wants new trade school to reduce social ills

first_img– improved access to health care needed In light of the issues surrounding youth substance abuse in some sections of the North West District community of Santa Rosa, Toshao Sherwin Abrams has renewed calls for the establishment of a technical and vocational institute to equip young persons with life skills.In an interview with Guyana Times, Toshao Abrams highlighted that the riverine nature of Santa Rosa and the satellite communities allowed for the easy transport of prohibited substances, mainly marijuana.“We are trying to curb it and control it; we are currently forming a policing group to support the Police [who] is trying to suppress substance abuse,” he noted.To this end, Abrams stated that the Council was also able to establish a social assistance board to supplement the Village Council in the Moruca region to do counselling, and outreaches to educate and sensitise the youths about substance abuse. According to the village leader, parents are encountering challenges with their children when they consume narcotic substances.“Once they consume it, they feel they’re bigger than their parents; parents have no control, so it is a real issue with families,” he said.Abrams highlighted that for the past three years, the Council has been advocating for Government to establish a technical centre, which can include school drop-outs and recovered substance abusers. He noted that the Council was requesting of the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry the establishment of the technical institute within the Moruca sub-region. This institution, according to Abrams, would cater for many trades not just carpentry, joinery, and plumbing.Access to education, health-care deliveryThe Toshao also highlighted other issues affecting his community, including problems with access to education and health services. He noted that because the communities were along the river, access for students living farthest away posed a problem. However, he stressed that despite these challenges, many students from the area have managed to garner excellent results which have made their communities proud. Abrams said that Santa Rosa has over 7000 residents.“We have been facing problems with accessibility, because most of the communities are along the river and transportation is an issue, but in terms of the education standard, we are there, because we always produce a lot of students who attend Multi [Anna Regina Multilateral Secondary] and other schools in Georgetown,” he remarked.Accessibility to health servicesWith regard to public health care, Abrams told this publication last week that most of the doctors and nurses at the district hospital in the Moruca sub-region were from his village.“It has been in existence for past 30 years, but today we are not receiving our delivery of health care. There is an x-ray department, but it’s not functioning. We have a lab, but it’s not functioning as well [to full capacity]; we do basic things like dengue and malaria,” he disclosed.Toshao Abrams added that another of the major challenges in the area was teenage pregnancy and he hoped that the counselling services offered at Moruca would alleviate this problem.last_img read more

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MCCLEAN URGES HARPS FANS TO ‘LET IT GO’ FOLLOWING RARE WIN OVER DERRY CITY

first_imgJames McClean has urged Finn Harps supporters to ‘Let it Go’ in relation to their victory over Derry City.Harps fans were euphoric after Ollie Horgan’s side recorded only their second ever win in the league against their North-West rivals. Goals from Dave Scully and Ryan Curran sealed a famous win, but the joyous reaction since that win has irked former Derry City player James McClean.McClean wrote to close friend and former Finn Harps player Rory Kelly and poked fun at the response following Harps win on Friday night.McClean wrote, “For f**k sake – they’ll be talking about this victory for years, let it go already – only their second league win over us ever!”McClean’s post is bound to provoke an angry response from some Finn Harps supporters who never been too fond of the outspoken Derry man!  MCCLEAN URGES HARPS FANS TO ‘LET IT GO’ FOLLOWING RARE WIN OVER DERRY CITY was last modified: March 8th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:finn harpsJames McCleannewssoccerSportlast_img read more

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R500m more for social distress relief

first_imgSocial relief 13 November 2008 Found medically unfit to undertake remunerative work for a period of less than six monthsThe breadwinner in the family is deceased and insufficient means are availableThe applicant has been affected by a disaster and the specific area has not yet been declared a disaster area. Earlier in the year, the department allocated R124-million for social relief, of which more than 70% has already been used. “We encourage civil society and faith-based organisations to continue to raise awareness of the social relief of distress.” In order to qualify for social relief of distress, applicants must comply with one or more of the following conditions, including awaiting permanent aid: Social relief of distress is issued monthly or for any other period for a maximum period of three months, though extension of the period by a further three months may be granted in exceptional cases. Social Development Minister Zola Skweyiya announced in Pretoria this week that the funds would provide relief to households or individuals facing hardship.center_img Qualifying criteria The R500-million will be divided between the nine provinces, KwaZulu-Natal being the biggest beneficiary with R119-million, and the Eastern Cape receiving R100-million. Provinces will be expected to spend this money before the end of this financial year. The Department of Social Development has allocated a further R500-million to help the South African Social Security Agency’s provincial offices increase their social relief of distress programmes. Social relief of distress is a temporary provision of assistance intended for people facing hardships and unable to meet their or their families’ most basic needs. “This allocation reflects our commitment to address the challenges of rising food and fuel prices faced by many of our people,” he said. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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The Dawn of Sensors & Social Media in the World of Fine Art

first_img4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Tags:#art#Internet of Things#web marshall kirkpatrick 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnoutcenter_img Related Posts 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… Wall placards, museum docents and audio tours have all become essential technologies for many peoples’ engagement with our collective culture as represented in the world’s fine art.Imagine what could happen if your enjoyment of art was augmented further by the kinds of social technologies that you already use on the internet. Thousands of visitors to the STRP art festival in Eindhoven, Holland this Fall got to experience exactly that. The festival’s creative integration of its existing art exhibits with Twitter, Facebook, a recommendation engine, a print-on-demand service, tag clouds and RFID chips might represent the kind of experience that art lovers everywhere may be able to enjoy elsewhere soon. If life imitates art, such technologies could bust out of the museums and enter into the rest of our cities sooner than we think.Consider whether this sounds desirable, in art and perhaps throughout our interaction with what was formerly called the offline world. Here’s how they did it at STRP this year, according to an in-depth account by Mary Catherine O’Connor in the publication RFID Journal. (“At Dutch Festival, Visitors Used RFID to Critique Art, Share Opinions“)Viewers of Christoph De Boeck’s Staalhemel (“Steel Sky”) took turns wearing EEG headgear that controlled tiny hammer strikes against the metal above other attendees, in time with their brain waves.Prior to entering the festival, attendees were encouraged to fill out online profiles describing themselves and, if they like, signing in with their Twitter and Facebook accounts. Then when they arrived, they were given Radio Frequency Identification chips (RFID) in a variety of different formats (badges, bracelets or their municipal services card) that they logged-in to associate with the online accounts they’d created. Inside the part of the festival that included an art show, the attendees were able to visit any of 37 kiosks that could read their RFID chips and recognize who they were. They were then asked about particular pieces of art they had just viewed. How would they describe each one? How would they rate their appreciation of the pieces of art?If attendees had signed in with their Twitter or Facebook accounts, their reviews could be published immediately out to the web and shared with friends. Have you seen van Gogh’s Starry Night at the New York MoMA? It’s surrounded by people waving cell phone cameras at it all the time. Could we just skip that part and publish a picture, along with our responses, out to Facebook? Personal annotation, in an existing social context. Ought that not be every bit as much an option while standing in front of a beautiful painting, or river or tree, as it is when reading an article on a website you’ve visited?After describing each work, the kiosks showed attendees a tag cloud of the most frequently used words used by other people to describe the same works. Perhaps you’ve experienced a work in an unusual way, or hadn’t considered a particular emotion or theme that other viewers had experienced when looking at the same work. Wouldn’t that be informative to learn?Pandora for art. Depending on which pieces they rated the highest, the kiosks also offered attendees personalized recommendations of other pieces they would likely enjoy and should make sure not to miss. That’s very cool. (MIT Media Lab does something similar, recommending exhibits based on your past experiences at the Lab.)The more art an attendee rated, the more likely they became to win a graphic badge displayed on the profiles of top participants. Walking throughout the exhibit were festival staff members with RFID scanners, netbooks and digital cameras. Attendees could have their cards scanned, their photos taken and then purchase a personalized photo book printed to commemorate the event.“Many of the STRP attendees are high-school kids, and they think [RFID] is really cool,” Ties van de Werff, a curator of the event, told RFID Journal. “To them, it’s an extension of the Web.”What do you think of this kind of technology being involved in the world of art? If you think it could enrich the experience without too great a cost in attention and engagement, perhaps you can imagine this kind of experience extending beyond the museum and into our everyday lives.last_img read more

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Robots Ride To The Rescue In DARPA’s Virtual Robotics Challenge

first_imgLet’s face it, our human bodies could use a hardware upgrade. Our flesh is easily torn by sharp objects, and we’re pretty vulnerable to stuff like fire and explosions. So when disasters like nuclear meltdowns or earthquakes affect our world, there’s not much we can do. With Human 2.0 nowhere in sight, our best chance of increasing our survival in disaster situations is to build robots that can become our first responders. Right now, DARPA’s Virtual Robotics Challenge is underway, a contest that could have groundbreaking implications for disaster preparedness around the entire world. It’s the first of three events that make up the DARPA Robotics Challenge.Robots As RescuersThe DARPA challenge is mobilizing university-affiliated teams (both with funding and without) to come up with ways to program robots to do the things that human first responders, like firefighters and rescuers, badly need them to do. See also: How An Open Source OS Jumpstarted Robotics ResearchThis year, disaster responders came up with three key robotic priorities which became the three trials of the Virtual Robotics Challenge: driving a car, walking over rubble, and using a hose (for example, to pump cooling water into an overheated nuclear power plant).While over 100 teams around the world signed up, only 26 made the cut by completing a preliminary challenge. Watch the video to see the Open Source Robotics Foundation (OSRF) explain and demonstrate the preliminary challenge: The Virtual Robotics Challenge and preliminary are completed entirely in OSRF’s Gazebo simulator, a virtual environment that works like the real world, even if it doesn’t look exactly like it. All contestants will be using Robot Operating System (ROS), a robotics language developed by Willow Garage and maintained by OSRF. Up to 6 winning teams will receive an ATLAS robot, pictured above, developed by Boston Dynamics. The winning teams will be able to use these robots at the DARPA Robotics Challenge trials in December, as they try to make their virtual simulations a reality. Live But Under WrapsThe contest began on Monday, June 17, but we’re not allowed to report on the details of the challenges or how various teams fare until June 27, when the winners are announced. That’s because the contest is trying to simulate a disaster situation by narrowing contestants’ own knowledge about the scenario, in part by limiting real-time coverage to the general public. DARPA has a few restrictions for the teams designed to mimic the chaos of an actual disaster. In some cases, DARPA will vary the quality of communication between the team and the robot, since the team can’t count on everything working properly during an emergency. In the preliminary challenge, teams were able to view the simulation from all angles, the better to make informed decisions about the robot’s course of action. But during the Virtual Robotics Challenge they’re limited to just a robot’s first person view, as would be the case in an actual disaster. DARPA is recording the challenges from all angles for later, but releasing those videos early would give teams an unfair advantage. DARPA has released all the information that’s currently available to the public on its Robotics Challenge website. Other than that, we won’t know what really happened at the contest until next week.Correction: An earlier version of this article misstated when the winners will be announced. That announcement is expected on June 27. Photo courtesy of DARPA Tags:#ATLAS#DARPA#robotics#Virtual Robotics Challenge Why You Love Online Quizzes Related Posts lauren orsinicenter_img How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac…last_img read more

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RTI Act applicable to Secretariat of Governor: Goa CIC

first_imgThe Goa State Chief Information Commissioner(CIC) Prashant Tendolkar on Monday allowed a complaint filed by advocate Aires Rodrigues over the non-compliance of the Right to Information (RTI) Act by the Secretariat of the Governor at Goa Raj Bhavan. In his order disposing of the complaint, the Goa CIC has granted the complainant’s plea by confirming the findings of the Goa State Information Commission(GSIC)  in appeal No.10/2008 and complaint No.613/SCIC/2010.(PIO) and directed the Secretariat of Governor at Raj Bhavan Goa to appoint a Public Information Officer(PIO) and also make the mandatory disclosures under Section 4 (1) of the RTI as required in compliance of the law.In the complaint filed under section 18 (1) (a) of the RTI Act, activist lawyer Rodrigues had pleaded that the Goa Raj Bhavan despite being a “Public Authority’ in terms of section 2 (h) of the RTI Act had not appointed a PIO nor made the mandatory disclosures required under section 4 (1) of the RTI Act.last_img read more

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LeBron’s 3rd visit speaks of his love for hoops-crazy Philippines, says Alapag

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief MOST READ US Defense chief Mark Esper visits Manila American Cemetery for wreath-laying ceremony PLAY LIST 01:20US Defense chief Mark Esper visits Manila American Cemetery for wreath-laying ceremony01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:22Manila police chief: Cops tolerating illegal street vendors to get ax01:37Protesters 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 WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LeBron James trains Gilas Pilipinas8K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 LATEST STORIES View comments “What made it more special was being with my Gilas brothers because you know these guys are family for life,” said Alapag.But he also got to bring his real family with him to the bench to meet the King.His eldest child Ian Maximus, who has the same second name as LeBron’s youngest son Bryce, even got to keep LeBron’s arms sleeves.“My son will have to grow into it because it’s a little big right now and I’m just glad my kids could be here to experience it with me,” said Alapag.RELATED VIDEOADVERTISEMENT It would’ve been James’ fourth tour in the country had his “Battle the Doubt Night” show in 2016 pushed through.But much like his in two previous visits, James once shared the floor with up-and-coming stars and national team members in a brief exhibition game for the “Strive for Greatness” show.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 shutoutAlapag, one of the key Gilas players in the last decade, showed he can still duke it out in the parquet floor—against one of the best NBA players ever no less—even a year into retirement.Saturday night was extra special, though, as he got to play again with his batch’s Gilas Pilipinas squad that include Ranidel de Ocampo and LA Tenorio, among others. ‘Putting in work, believing in yourself’ still keys to LeBron James’ success Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games LeBron James interacts with Jimmy Alapag’s son Ian Maximus during the Strive for Greatness tour. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonLeBron James has returned to the Philippines for the third time on Saturday and in the eyes of Philippine basketball icon Jimmy Alapag, this speaks volumes for the NBA superstar’s appreciation for this country.“The fact that he came here to Manila to share some brief moments with everyone here at home…I think he understands how passionate we are about the game of basketball,” said Alapag Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena as James wrapped up another showcase before Filipino fans.ADVERTISEMENT Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesseslast_img read more

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Boxing: Daniel Jacobs vs Sergiy Derevyachenko purse bid moved to July 10

first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementThis postponement allows promoters Lou DiBella (promoter for Derevyanchemko) and Eddie Hearn (promoter for Jacobs), an extra five days to reach an agreement without a purse bid being necessary.Dervyanchenko is the #1 rated fighter in the IBF. While Jacobs is #3, he is eligible to fight for the vacant title since the #2 spot is unoccupied.Jacobs and Dervanchenko are both trained by Andre Rozier and also share the same manager in Keith Connolly. If this fight were to get made, it would pit two friends against each other. However, with the chance of becoming a champion on the line, that friendship will be put aside for at least one fight.Both Jacobs and Sergiy last fought in April and there is a big chance that the winner of this fight will be mandated to fight the winner of the biggest blockbuster fight of this year, i.e Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin.last_img read more

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Suspect package destroyed at Manchester United stadium was training device

first_imgA suspicious package destroyed by a bomb disposal team after prompting the evacuation of Manchester United’s stadium on Sunday was a fake device accidentally left behind after a training exercise, police said.Two of the Old Trafford stands were evacuated about 20 minutes before the scheduled kickoff of the Premier League game against Bournemouth at 1400 GMT when the item was found in the toilets at the ground. The match was called off soon afterwards and the whole 75,000-seater stadium cleared.TV footage showed fire engines arriving at the stadium, one of the world’s most famous football grounds. (Manchester City seal Champions League berth )Police used sniffer dogs to search the area before calling in an army bomb disposal unit which carried out a controlled explosion on the item they described as being “an incredibly realistic-looking explosive device”.”Following todays controlled explosion, we have since found out that the item was a training device which had accidentally been left by a private company following a training exercise involving explosive search dogs,” Assistant Chief Constable John OHare from Greater Manchester Police said in a statement.”Whilst this item did not turn out to be a viable explosive, on appearance this device was as real as could be, and the decision to evacuate the stadium was the right thing to do, until we could be sure that people were not at risk.”Manchester United said in a statement on their website that the package had been found in the North West Quadrant, adding that the match was abandoned on police advice.advertisementUnited Executive Vice Chairman Ed Woodward said staff were regularly trained in security with the police and emergency services. The club will investigate the incident fully.The game has been rearranged for Tuesday. United cannot now qualify for next season’s Champions League after Manchester City drew at Swansea City on Sunday.United are sixth in the Premier League table and would move above Southampton into fifth with a draw or victory against Bournemouth. They are due to play Crystal Palace in the FA Cup final on Saturday.On Wednesday Britain raised the threat level from dissident Northern Ireland militants to “substantial”, meaning an attack on the British mainland is considered a strong possibility.There have also been concerns that the Belgian-based cell of Islamic State that carried out attacks in Paris six months ago and in Brussels in March might have been involved in plots in Britain.last_img read more

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