Aussies undeterred by opening loss at the World Cup

first_imgHe said the magnitude of the occasion hit him when the boisterous yellow-clad Australian fans all sang the nation’s national anthem before the match against France.“Your heart is pumping through your chest and you realized the gravity of the situation — you’re here representing the whole nation on the biggest stage,” he said. “It is emotional but I’m also very proud to be a part of it.”STREAKDenmark is unbeaten in its last 16 international matches. The last loss was in October 2016 against Montenegro (1-0 in Copenhagen).Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next But it’s an admittedly difficult journey. France and Denmark lead Group C with wins, while Peru rounds out the group. Australia, the lowest-ranked team in the group at No. 36, is vying to advance out of the group stage for the first time since 2006.Denmark, returning to the World Cup after missing out on Brazil, is coming off a 1-0 victory over Peru on Saturday in Saransk. Yuffus Poulsen, who plays for German club RB Leipzig, scored the lone goal.The 12th-ranked Danes, who beat Mexico 2-0 in an exhibition before the start of the World Cup, reached the quarterfinals in 1998.The opening victory over Peru did have a cost: Starting midfielder William Kvist fractured two ribs and is likely to miss the rest of the tournament. Kvist was injured in a hard collision with Peru’s Jefferson FarfanAustralian defender Trent Sainsbury spoke to the media in Kazan before heading to Samara, reinforcing the team’s confident outlook going into the team’s second match.ADVERTISEMENT Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “Coming away from the France game, it’s refueled us and we can tango with the best,” Sainsbury said. “I know the boys are running on a high at the moment, but I don’t think that’s going to change until after the last game against Peru and we’ll see where we are then.”SIDE TRIPDanish defender Jonas Knudsen made an unexpected side trip home following the victory over Peru. That’s because wife Trine gave birth to the couple’s daughter — who wasn’t due for a few more weeks.Knudsen’s teammates funded the private plane to whisk him back to Denmark for a day to meet his child. He rejoined the team on Monday.KERR WEIGHS INAustralian women’s national team forward Sam Kerr took a look at the Socceroos in a piece for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s ABC Grandstand.“I really wasn’t sure how we would do this tournament, I didn’t know where our team was at and had no idea how the other teams would show,” she wrote. “After watching our game and the Peru-Denmark game I am pretty confident we can advance from our group.”Kerr has seen her own World Cup success. The Matildas, as Australia’s women’s team is known, advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2015 World Cup in Canada.YOUNGESTAustralia midfielder Daniel Arzani is the youngest player at the World Cup, at 19 years and five months. LATEST STORIES View comments Australia fell 2-1 to the French on Saturday in Kazan. But the scoreline didn’t reflect the Australian team’s gritty defensive performance against the 1998 World Cup champions and highest-ranked team in the group.Antoine Griezmann scored in the 58th minute following a contentious penalty — the first awarded at the World Cup under the video review system. The referee didn’t pick up the initial foul, but awarded the penalty after watching a replay on a sideline TV monitor.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 crownAustralia captain Mile Jedinak equalized from the penalty spot before Paul Pogba’s deflected shot hit the cross bar and crossed the line in the 81st to clinch the win for France. The goal was confirmed by goal-line technology, and FIFA later credited it as an own goal.While struggling to accept Griezmann’s PK, Australia coach Bert van Marwijk remained positive overall heading into Thursday’s match at Samara Stadium. “When you see this game you must have confidence for the rest of the tournament,” van Marwijk said. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacueescenter_img Tick, Tock: Time running out for Messi to deliver World Cup Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Australia’s Mile Jedinak, center, speaks with his teammates after the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)SAMARA, Russia — Far from being discouraged about a heartbreaking opening loss to France, Australia is confident going into another tough World Cup match against Denmark.The plucky underdog label seems to inspire the Socceroos.ADVERTISEMENT Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape triallast_img read more

ExxonMobil to submit local content plan to Govt

first_imgOil giant ExxonMobil will soon be submitting a local content plan as a part of its developmental strategy to the Guyana Government as its operations in the Stabroek Block expands and continues to yield promising results.After tempering the hopes of Guyanese on job creation opportunities in August,ExxonMobil Country Manager Jeff SimonsCountry Manager Jeff Simons clarified that there will in fact be employment for locals.He was at the time delivering the feature address at the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA) annual dinner and awards ceremony on Thursday evening at the Pegasus Hotel.“One common misperception is that we don’t want to have local content, we want to bring a bunch of people in to do this and that’s definitely what we don’t want to do,” he stated.Simons explained that during the third quarter of 2016, 325 of the 670 persons who were working for ExxonMobil are Guyanese.He added too that the oil company has been utilising an abundance of services from local entities such as hotel, aviation out of the Eugene Correia International Airport, food supplies, transportation, medical facilities, waste management, among others.The Private Sector Commission (PSC) has been emphasising the need for local content legislation, especially in light of the fact that Guyana is on the verge of becoming an oil producing nation.Chairman of PSC, Edward Boyer, noted that it is crucial that Guyanese businesses and the citizenry educate themselves in preparation for the changes which will occur in the economy when the country begins to receive significant revenues from oil.Meanwhile, ExxonMobil’s Country Manager, in response to a question by an attendee, ruled out the idea of establishing an oil refinery in Guyana because the amount of oil found here is too small to support such a venture.“Building a big refinery means you are going to be exporting a lot of product too and so getting to the economies of scale in this Hemisphere that will allow for an economic development of a refinery, you need more oil, you need a really big refinery to be competitive and right now that doesn’t look like an attractive (venture),” he stated.ExxonMobil in October made its third significant discovery in its drilling explorations offshore Guyana at the Liza 3, with a net present value amounting to US$6.2 billion based on calculations from the Bank of Montreal (BMO) Capital Markets.In late June, ExxonMobil’s drilling results at Liza 2 revealed more than 58 metres of oil-bearing sandstone reservoirs in Upper Cretaceous formations.The well was drilled to 5475 metres at 1692 metres water depth. Drilling results confirmed recoverable resources to be between 800 million and 1.4 billion barrels of oil equivalent. Data from the Liza 2 well test is being assessed.In May 2015, ExxonMobil confirmed its significant oil discovery at its Liza 1 exploration well, where more than 295 feet of high-quality oil-bearing sandstone reservoirs was encountered.The Liza wells are being drilled with the Stena Carron harsh environment drillship.On September 8, ExxonMobil announced that its third exploratory well, Skipjack, was unsuccessful since it did not yield commercial quantities of hydrocarbons.ExxonMobil spud Liza 3 after Skipjack turned up unfavourable. Skipjack was a separate prospect 25 miles northwest of the Liza wells.The Liza 3 well, like Liza 2, will be focused on testing the flank of the Liza structure to determine the aerial extent of the reservoir.The US super major is likely to start production in 2020 with up to 100,000 barrels per day. (Devina Samroo)last_img read more

Cingular Wireless to refund customers $18.5 million

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO – Cingular Wireless will refund $18.5 million to thousands of former California customers who were penalized for canceling their mobile phone service because they had trouble making and receiving calls. The settlement announced Thursday with the California Public Utilities Commission ends a lengthy battle revolving around Cingular’s treatment of dissatisfied subscribers from January 2000 through April 2002. About 115,000 unhappy customers who left Cingular during that time will receive average refund checks of $160 to cover the fees that they were charged for prematurely ending their contracts. The refunds include interest. Cingular expects to issue the refunds within 60 days, spokeswoman Lauren Garner said. An unknown number of other former customers who paid early termination fees to outside vendors who sold Cingular service will have to file claims that are reviewed by an independent claims administrator. Besides spelling out the size of the refunds, the truce upholds a $12.1 million fine that state regulators imposed on Cingular in September 2003. At that time, the regulators had ordered Cingular to issue refunds without specifying an amount. Regulators lashed out at Cingular after concluding the carrier didn’t give its subscribers an adequate chance to change their minds about a service that was frequently swamped with more calling traffic than it could handle. The traffic on Cingular’s mobile network nearly doubled to 3 million subscribers during that period, straining the system until the company completed extensive upgrades. Cingular, recently renamed AT&T Mobility, had been unsuccessfully fighting in court to overturn California’s regulatory ruling. The company had filed an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court shortly before deciding to settle. “While we have a strong case for appeal, it is time to move forward,” Cingular said in a statement. “Cingular’s business practices have changed significantly since the period in question, and the company is now the industry leader in customer-friendly initiatives.” Among other things, Cingular said it now offers all customers up to 30 days to return their phones and drop their service without penalty. That option wasn’t available in California during 2000, 2001 and the first part of 2002, according to state regulators. Back then, Cingular insisted on penalizing exasperated customers even though its management knew congestion problems were causing many calls to be blocked or dropped, according to company testimony cited in the case.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Spears loses custody of kids to ex-husband

first_imgBritney Spears’ continuing downward spiral took a devastating turn Monday when she was ordered to relinquish custody of her children by a judge who had cited her drug-and-alcohol-fueled lifestyle. Superior Court Judge Scott M. Gordon ruled that ex-husband Kevin Federline will take Sean Preston, 2, and Jayden James, 1, beginning Wednesday “until further order of the court.” The order stemmed from an unspecified oral motion made by Federline’s lawyers and was handled in a closed-door hearing. The judge’s order did not state the reason for the change in custody and he ordered all transcripts of the proceedings sealed. Phone messages left for representatives of Spears and Federline were not immediately returned Monday. Last month, Gordon said Spears engaged in “habitual, frequent and continuous use of controlled substances and alcohol” and ordered her to undergo random drug and alcohol testing twice a week as part of her ongoing custody dispute with Federline. Spears also was previously ordered to meet weekly with a “parenting coach” who was to observe and report back to the court about her parenting skills. Both Spears and Federline must complete the court’s “Parenting Without Conflict” class. Spears, 25, and Federline, 29, were married in October 2004. She filed for divorce last November and it became official in July. The two have joint custody of their sons, but Federline is seeking a greater share of custody. Since Spears became single, her troubles have played out in the tabloids. First she was photographed at various Hollywood hot spots partying hard with Paris Hilton – appearing drunk and out of control. Some photos captured the pop star without panties. Then Spears shaved her head as paparazzi captured the moment, beat a car with an umbrella and ended up spending a month in rehab. An MTV Video Music Awards performance last month meant to herald her comeback was universally panned, with Spears appearing spaced out and lethargic – and, in some eyes, less than buff. The following week, Spears’ management firm dropped her and her divorce lawyer resigned. She then was charged with misdemeanor counts of hit-and-run and driving without a valid license for allegedly crashing into a parked car in August. The driving offenses likely compelled the judge to issue Monday’s orders, said New York divorce lawyer Raoul Felder. “She was driving without a license with a child in the car,” he said. “You can put aside the in and out of rehab, the shaving her head. But this? When a judge went out on a limb for her? There’s no going back.” Though Spears must relinquish physical custody of the children until further ruling from the court, she and Federline still share legal custody. Los Angeles divorce lawyer Connolly Oyler said he’s surprised the children weren’t taken from Spears sooner. Judges typically remove youngsters from households in which parents are ordered to undergo drug testing, he said. “There may have been another incident and the judge had had enough,” Oyler said. But, he added, all is not lost for Spears. “If she picks a good counselor and gets a different set of friends, there’s a good chance she can turn things around,” he said, noting “she’s only 25.” The couple are due back in court Wednesday. Spears’ new album is set to be released Nov. 13.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

‘Hung Up’ tuning in to ‘CSI’

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week She suffered three cracked ribs, a broken collarbone and a broken hand in the August accident. Madonna said she hadn’t been back on a horse since her fall “because my record company is not very keen on the idea of me injuring myself.” She also made a surprise appearance at Manhattan’s Hunter College for the mtvU network series “Stand In,” where celebrities appear as guest lecturers. Madonna‘s new single, “Hung Up,” will be featured next month on crossover episodes of CBS’ “CSI: Miami” and “CSI: NY.” The song will be heard during the beginning of “CSI: Miami” on Nov. 7 and two days later on “CSI: NY,” the network said Monday. “Hung Up” is from her new album, “Confessions on a Dance Floor,” set for release Nov. 15. Last week, the 47-year-old pop star was a guest on David Letterman‘s “Late Show.” She and the talk-show host rode two horses down 53rd Street in Manhattan, her first ride since being thrown from a horse in England this summer. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Tooro host Bul in their first game at Wankulukuku

first_imgTooro are playing their first game after leaving Buhinga Stadium (File Photo)StarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueToronto United Vs BUL FcWankulukuku Stadium Tuesday at 4:30pmWANKULUKUKU- Tooro United host stubborn BUL FC at Wankulukuku in one of the two StarTimes Uganda Premier League games to be played on Tuesday.The game against BUL FC will be the first for Tooro United FC at their new home ground (Wankulukuku) after shifting from Buhinga stadium in Fort Portal.It should be noted that due to ongoing construction works to upgrade Buhinga stadium, Tooro United FC were stopped from hosting games at the venue and had to seek for an alternative.Only three points separate fifth place BUL FC from Tooro United FC who are two slots below.The Jinja based side has 36 points while Wasswa Bossa’s charges have 33 points.What the coaches say:Wasswa Bbosa(Tooro United).“Moving to a new home ground will disturb us because we had gotten used to Buhinga stadium. Against BUL FC, Wankulukuku will seem like a neutral ground. But I’m confident the team is in good shape to register a win.Peter Onen (BUL FC).“I expect a tough game against Tooro United FC. They have a good team but we go into this clash hoping for maximum points.Team news:BUL FC will miss the services of Deogratious Ojok and James Otim. The duo were involved in a motor accident on Thursday last week and could be ruled out for the rest of the season.Tooro United FC has no injury or suspension concerns ahead of the game.Match Facts:The first leg meeting at FUFA technical centre ended in a 1-0 win for Tooro United FC courtesy of Allan Kayiwa’s goal.Tooro United vs BUL head to head:• 02/10/18 BUL FC 0-1 Tooro United FC• 30/03/2018 Tooro United FC 3-1 BUL FC• 19/12/2017 BUL FC 2-0 Tooro United FC• 16/05/2017 Tooro United 1-0 BUL FC• 03/12/2016 BUL FC 0-3 Tooro United FC• 02/04/2016 Tooro United FC 5-2 BUL FC• 03/10/2015 BUL FC 0-1 Tooro United FC• 20/02/2015 Tooro United FC 0-0 BUL FC• 21/12/2014 Tooro United FC 1-2 BUL FC• 28/03/2014 Tooro United FC 1-0 BUL FC• 27/09/13 BUL FC 4-2 Tooro United FCComments Tags: Bul FCPeter OnenStarTimes Uganda Premeir LeagueTooro unitedtopwasswa bbosalast_img read more

Steph Curry with thoughtful response on his legacy and jealousy among his peers

first_imgOAKLAND – Stephen Curry pondered the inquiry. Then the Warriors’ star shrugged his shoulders.His teammate Andre Iguodala says he wants to win this championship partly to protect Curry’s legacy. Iguodala might be right, too, that Curry’s peers are jealous of his accomplishments. Yet, it sounds as if Iguodala cares more about protecting Curry’s legacy than Curry does.“Honestly, I don’t need anybody’s validation or … [vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/06/04/bang_b5beffac-70fa-475f-8268-287f2f821d69″]last_img read more

Closing the Gift Shop: Facebook Redefines Credits

first_imgRelated Posts Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos We know some of you may be saddened by the news of Facebook closing down its Gift Shop, but we have just one thing to say: good riddance to virtual junk. Whether it’s a box of chocolates you can’t actually taste or a teddy bear you can’t squeeze, you’ll have to satiate all your virtual cravings over the coming weeks, because come August 1, these imaginary offerings will be no more. The one question everyone is asking, however, is why would Facebook close down a venture that sells imaginary, low-to-no-overhead items for real-world money?Facebook’s product manager for games and credits Jared Morgenstern wrote in a blog post that “closing the Gift Shop may disappoint many of the people who have given millions of gifts, but we made the decision after careful thought about where we need to focus our product development efforts. We’ll be able to focus more on improving and enhancing products and features that people use every day, such as Photos, News Feed, Inbox, games, comments, the ‘Like’ button and the Wall.”All Facebook’s Nick O’Neill suggests Facebook is simply getting serious about the virtual goods market. Instead of fake teddy bears, however, the company is setting its sights on applications. O’Neill points to Facebook’s acquisition of NextStop as the company positioning itself in the mobile application provider space. Inside Facebook’s Justin Smith comes to a similar conclusion, saying we’re witnessing a symbolic moment when Facebook “decided that it doesn’t want to be in the business of creating virtual goods for users to buy” but instead be the platform on which they sell those goods and the creator of the currency with which they sell them. The question still lingers: Could virtual gift cards and flowers really have taken that much in the way of “product development efforts”? We can’t imagine so, in relation to the nearly pure profit the gift shop must have offered. It did, however, give the impression that Facebook’s Credits were only for those who were into the idea of throwing away money at things that didn’t actually exist. The closing down of the gift shop looks to us like a concerted effort to overhaul the image of Facebook Credits. Up until now, Credits have been used primarily for virtual gifts, with the recent addition of games and in-game items. We can’t imagine it will be long before Credits are used to purchase apps, real-world items like tickets to events and on-site advertising. center_img Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Tags:#Facebook#news#web mike melansonlast_img read more

Using Lightweight Technologies to Make the Most of Communications Networks

first_imgThis paper from Qwest Business encourages decision makers to consider communications an investment instead of an expense, citing ways that businesses can actually save money through telecommunication-driven initiatives such as teleworking. The paper outlines seven tactics for using telecommunications to drive efficiency.Using Lightweight Technologies to Make the Most of Communications NetworksView more documents from ReadWriteWeb. Related Posts klint finley Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Tags:#enterprise#RWEnterpriseSponsored center_img IT + Project Management: A Love Affair 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

For a dollar bill, you can get a cool AR view of life in the White House

first_imgRyan Matthew Pierson Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Follow the Puck Tags:#1600 Pennsylvania Ave.#AR#Augmented Reality#featured#Internet of Things#IoT#Nintendo#Oval Office#top#White House center_img Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Related Posts Have you ever wanted to visit the White House? A new app — created for the White House Historical Society by PTC’s Vuforia team, in coordination with Unity and Nexus Studios — hopes to give everyone that opportunity.All they need is a smartphone running iOS or Android and a single dollar bill.Upon placing the dollar bill in front of your smartphone’s camera, the app makes the bill come alive with animations. At first, the numbers start to move. Then, the White House appears right before your eyes.Marine One, the iconic helicopter that transports the President around Washington DC, lands on the White House lawn. The President gives a speech in the Rose Garden, guests roll Easter Eggs across the grass, and more.This all happens in augmented reality through the app on your smartphone.A narrated history of the “People’s House”Josh Earnest, the Press Secretary of the current Obama administration, narrates a brief history lesson about the nation’s most iconic house. He talks briefly about the importance of the White House, and its symbolic significance to the country’s history.As he narrates, you see different events occurring on screen. Speeches, seasonal gatherings, and even a thunderstorm roll through, seamlessly transitioning from one scene to another.All that is required to view the augmented reality scene is a flat surface, a smartphone, and a dollar bill. The app takes care of the rest.It’s a similar experience to the Nintendo DS’ AR Card system. It is very good at recognizing the dollar bill and leaping into action. There are some interactive elements to it, including the ability to tap (on the screen) various parts of the White House to get a glimpse inside. The Oval Office is perhaps the most interesting. If you tap the main section of the house, Secret Service agents appear on the rooftop.The app does require access to your smartphone’s camera, and you will likely be prompted to accept that access in order to access the app.1600 is available for free on iOS 8.0+ and Android 4.0+.last_img read more