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Hope floats: Future bright for PH ‘3’ as Tokyo beckons

first_imgJury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial “There is promise; there is hope,” coach Ronnie Magsanoc told the Inquirer. “There is actual proof that these four players can compete together and make each other better and stay with the best teams in the world.”The squad of Stanley Pringle, Christian Standhardinger, Roger Pogoy and Troy Rosario bested sixth-ranked Brazil (15-7) and third seed Russia (19-14) in pool play, where it also bowed to more experienced Canada and Mongolia.FEATURED 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 crown“Imagine what can happen if we have a program in place,” said Magsanoc. “Our first real scrimmage was the game against Brazil. The first learning curve was against Mongolia. And again another lesson against Canada, before we managed to regroup and beat Russia.”Magsanoc said the building blocks have already been established for a push for that Tokyo Olympics spot. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding The Philippines’ last taste of basketball action in the Olympics came in 1972 in Munich, Germany, where the men’s team finished 13th out of 16 teams.“That is the challenge that really gave us the excitement to be a part of this team because the Gilas program is really geared towards landing a spot in the Olympics and this might be another avenue where we can make the Olympics,” said Magsanoc.Rosario pushed for the creation of a pool for the 3×3 event much like the Gilas program: “There’s a pool for Gilas for Fiba 5-on-5 and I think we might need the same with 3×3.”Standhardinger would love nothing more than to keep the squad.“Of course we’ll try to do our all but I hope that all of the organizations involved will give us the opportunity to stick together and I think we showed great promise,” he said. “You saw what this guy (Pogoy] did with the two-pointers. Amazing. He’s made for this physicality, he’s made for 3×3, Troy is made for 3×3 and nobody can stop Stanley. So I think we have a great team.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film MOST READ Pontejos is World Cup’s best shooter, male or female Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.NETBOCAUE, Bulacan—The Philippines may have missed out on the playoff round of the Fiba 3×3 World Cup, but the squad feels it has laid the foundation in the chase for an Olympic berth in the event’s debut in Tokyo two years from now.The disappointment of failing to get past the group stage last Monday was tempered by the fact that the World Cup has provided plenty of lessons on what it takes to be a solid contender in this specialized event, which has additional rules than the actual five-on-five games.ADVERTISEMENT DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

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3 killed in Linden/ Soesdyke Highway crash

first_imgThree persons are now dead following a crash on the Linden/Soesdyke Highway in the vicinity of Moblissa on Friday evening.Initial reports reaching Guyana Times revealed that a Route 72 (Mahdia/Georgetown) minibus was heading to Georgetown when it collided into a truck transporting logs. The truck was parked near the Moblissa Bridge, while the bus was travelling from Takuba Lodge, Konawaruk Mining District.This newspaper understands that when the bus slammed into the truck its roof was ripped off before turning over and pinning several passengers, including the three deceased, who reportedly died on the spot.While the identities of those deceased persons were not available up to press time, this publication was able to ascertain that they were two males and a female, who is said to be the wife of the minibus driver.The driver and another passenger were taken to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre and are listed a stable, while several others were rushed to the Linden Hospital.Guyana Times will bring you a more detailed report in its Sunday edition.last_img read more

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New in Chrome 10: Run Google Chrome Web Store Apps in the Background

first_imgGoogle is bringing Web apps one step closer to having full desktop functionality. Today, it announced new functionality that allows apps from the Chrome Web Store to run in the background, even when all Chrome windows have been closed but the user hasn’t actually exited the browser. Why would you want to do this? A couple of reasons. There’s an example app available here (you’ll need Chrome 10).To close the background apps, users only have to exit Chrome. Users will also be able to check which background apps and extensions are running through the Chrome icon in the system tray in Windows and Linux or the dock on OSX.To address security concerns, Google has made the functionality available only to Chrome Web Store apps and extensions. Regular websites won’t be able to access this functionality. Developers will also have to declare the background capability in their apps.At the moment this seems only minimally useful, but it does give more purpose to the creation of Chrome Web Store apps, which have been criticized as over-glorified bookmarks. Tags:#hack#Tools klint finley 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… To enable hosted apps, such as calendars, to provide notifications without having to leave a window or tab open for the app.To enable apps to load content in the background so that it’s instantly available when a user launches the app. For example, a dashboard with real-time information, or something like Mint.com that takes a while to update.center_img Why You Love Online Quizzes How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Related Posts Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidlast_img read more

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Ray Parks signs with Blackwater Elite

first_imgADVERTISEMENT LeBron James defends Like Walton record amid job speculation Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated MANILA, Philippines–Ray Parks on Tuesday officially signed with the Blackwater Elite, as per his agent Charlie Dy. Dimaunahan also said Parks’ winning attitude and athleticism are just some of the things Blackwater needs to turn its fortunes around.The 6-foot-4 guard just recently wrapped up his third season with Alab Pilipinas in the ASEAN Basketball League.Parks won an ABL title and two ABL Local MVPs during his stint with Alab.The 26-year-old Parks is expected to join Blackwater in practice after the Holy Week as he takes a much needed break from basketball.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Parks, who selected second overall by the Elite in the 2018 PBA Draft four months ago, ended speculations about his next move.Dy posted a photo of Parks’ contract signing with team governor Siliman Sy on his Instagram account Tuesday.The deal is reportedly worth P2 million for the remainder of this season.Signed.— Bobby Ray Parks Jr. (@ray1parks) April 9, 2019ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid View commentslast_img read more