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Phuket King’s Cup looks ahead to five days of tight racing

first_imgThe five days of highly charged racing are complemented by six fantastic beachside parties hosted by some of Phuket’s most recognisable names in hospitality including host venue Kata Beach Resort & Spa, with close to 2,000 guests attending nightly.For more information, go to www.kingscup.com.(Source: King’s Cup Event Media) Recognised throughout the eastern hemisphere as the premier sailing event of its kind, the 2013 Phuket King’s Cup Regatta looks set to host a week of incredibly close racing in the beautiful Andaman Seas off the cost of Southern Thailand from 1–6 December. The 27th Phuket King’s Cup Regatta sees a new Bareboat Charter division intended to address any disparities between professional and amateur teams in the class, making for a very open racing division this year.  Additionally, the event will attract over 100 vessels comprising full-scale racers, International Grand Prix racing boats, racing catamarans and a vast fleet of diverse sailing, cruising and racing craft, all competing for Asia’s most coveted prize in competitive sailing.Over 100 vessels are expected on the start line for the 27th Phuket King’s Cup Regatta, from 1–6 December, 2013.The Opening Ceremony will be held at Kata Beach Resort & Spa (Phuket) on 1 December, with the first day’s racing set to cast off the following morning.  Racing between keelboats and multi-hulls is hosted over five days (2–6 December) whilst racing in the Dinghy class will be held from 1 to 4 December.  Windsurf will be also held for the second year between 5-6 December.  The sail pass to celebrate His Majesty the King’s birthday will be on 5 December with the Royal Awards Ceremony being held one day later.last_img read more

Wombat warriors need help

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Topal to study in the USA

first_imgTopal was a surprise bronze medallist at the 2015 Games, producing an 11.99m national junior record jump to finish third behind Rellie Kaputin who won gold and Milika Tuivanuavou of Fiji who had just completed her four year US University program.NMHU is in the city of Las Vegas and their athletes compete in Division 2 of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCCA) program. “Annie’s performance attracted the attention of a number of colleges, but there were a number of requirements she needed to fulfil including the SAT test and NCAA registration before any arrangements could be finalised,” said Athletics PNG Secretary, Philip Rehder.Meanwhile, the East New Britain Provincial Government has also pledged to support talented athletes from the province to pursue a career in track and field while studying in the USA.This follows a decision made last September endorsing a submission by Athletics PNG (APNG) Inc. for some assistance for its athletes studying overseas. A joint announcement about this program will shortly be made by APNG Inc and the Office of the Provincial Administrator.last_img read more

PSL: Cignal HD secures semis berth, overcomes Generika-Ayala

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists OSG petition a ‘clear sign’ of gov’t bid to block ABS-CBN franchise renewal — solon MOST READ Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Allen Durham returning to help Meralco’s PBA Governors’ Cup bid Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher after US-China deal Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian With the rise of e-commerce, is it also the end for our beloved CD-R King? MANILA, Philippines–Cignal HD averted a late fourth-set collapse to preserve a 25-15, 17-25, 25-18, 25-22 win over Generika-Ayala Saturday and earn a spot in the Philippine Superliga All Filipino Conference semifinals at Ynares Sports Center.ADVERTISEMENT The HD Spikers squandered five straight points but still got the right breaks down the stretch to score the triumph. They will take on the two-time defending champions Petron Blaze Spikers in the semifinals starting on Tuesday.Rachel Anne Daquis finished with 14 points, while Jovelyn Gonzaga added 10 for Cignal which also capitalized on its towering frontline to score 16 kill-blocks against just five by Generika.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsGenerika-Ayala, which has won twice over Cignal in the preliminaries, leaned heavily in Fiola Ceballos and Patty Orendain who turned in 17 and 11 points, respectively. ‘Game of Thrones’ spin-off on Targaryens may premiere in 2022 TECO donates $100,000 to typhoon-stricken Sorsogon Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Today’s sports

first_imgWEEKEND TV/RADIOTODAY BOXING 4:30 p.m.Clippers at Boston Celtics.PRIME/710 5 p.m.New Jersey Nets at Orlando Magic.ESPN 5:30 p.m.Lakers at Indiana Pacers. (T)Ch. 9/570 7:30 p.m.Chicago Bulls at Seattle Sonics.ESPN TRACK AND FIELD 4 p.m.Millrose Games.ESPN2 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! 6 p.m.Friday Night Fights.ESPN2 8 p.m.Roman Martnez vs. Francisco Lorenzo, super lightweights.Ch. 46 center_img 11 p.m.James Kirkland vs. Billy Lyell. (T)SHO GOLF NoonPGA: FBR Open – Second Round.GOLF 5:30 a.m.European PGA: Dubai Desert Classic – Third Round. (T)GOLF NBA last_img read more

Zesco out to stop Wydad in final CAF group match

first_imgThe psychological advantage ahead of the final-round match lies with Wydad as they overcame Zesco more comfortably than the 2-0 scoreline suggests in Morocco two months ago.Walid El Karty nodded Wydad into an early lead and a second half own-goal by Kenyan David Owino sealed the fate of under-the-cosh Zesco.Coached by former Real Madrid manager and Liverpool striker John Toshack, Wydad top the table with 10 points despite a mid-group crisis.After defeating ASEC Mimosas in the Ivory Coast and Zesco, the 2011 Champions League runners-up took only one point of a possible six off struggling giants Al Ahly of Egypt.And they battled to translate dominance over ASEC at home into goals until Congo Brazzaville-born Fabrice Ondama scored in the final minute to deliver a crucial 2-1 win.That result, and Zesco holding record eight-time African champions Ahly 2-2 away, eliminated the Egyptian and Ivorian clubs from the title contest.Zesco have exceeded expectations by reaching the semi-finals although coach George Lwandamina remains worried about concentration lapses in defence.“Our defence has a tendency to fall asleep after we score and this allows opponents back into matches,” said Lwandamina, who doubles as the caretaker national coach.What the Zambian outfit do have in abundance, though, is consistent goal scorers with Idris Mbombo from the Democratic RepubIic of Congo scoring five in this Champions League campaign.Clatous Chama and Kenyan Jesse Were have notched four each and John Ching’andu three, and Zesco struck six goals in two previous home group games.Failing to reach the semi-finals cost Ahly coach and former Tottenham Hotspur manager Martin Jol his job amid safety concerns.Netherlands-born Jol was threatened on social media and furious supporters of the Cairo Red Devils reportedly reacted to the African exit by trying to disrupt a training session.Assistant coach Ossama Orabi has taken charge for the meaningless midweek match against 1998 champions ASEC at Stade Robert Champroux in Abidjan.Another fixture where only pride is at stake involves already-eliminated Enyimba of Nigeria and Sundowns in Port Harcourt. Zamalek have a bye as Entente Setif of Algeria were disqualified.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Zesco United players line up before a past matchJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Aug 22 – Wydad Casablanca of Morocco need a point at Zesco United of Zambia on Wednesday to win Group A and set up a CAF Champions League semi-final showdown with Zamalek of Egypt.But if the 1992 African champions lose at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola, they will drop to second spot and face Group B winners Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa instead.last_img read more

Revealed: The players with the most left-footed goals in Premier League history

first_img 11 11 9= Gareth Barry (Aston Villa, Manchester City, Everton and West Brom) has scored 40 left-footed goals in the Premier League – Click the right arrow above to find out who has scored the most since 1992… 6. Daniel Sturridge (Chelsea, Bolton, Manchester City, and Liverpool) has scored 45 left-footed goals in the Premier League 5. Louis Saha (Newcastle, Fulham, Manchester United, Everton and Tottenham) scored 46 left-footed goals in the Premier League 11 9= Juan Mata (Chelsea and Manchester United) has scored 40 left-footed goals in the Premier League 11 11 11 8. Gary Speed (Leeds, Everton, Newcastle and Bolton) scored 42 left-footed goals in the Premier League 2. Robin van Persie (Arsenal and Manchester United) scored 94 left-footed goals in the Premier League 11 9= Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) has scored 40 left-footed goals in the Premier League 7. Harry Kewell (Leeds United and Liverpool) scored 43 left-footed goals in the Premier League 11 3. Ryan Giggs (Manchester United) scored 83 left-footed goals in the Premier League 11 11 In football parlance, the left foot is a wand.Considering this, we’re pretty sure Mohamed Salah’s wizardry with Liverpool is reaching the levels of Merlin.This season, in the Premier League, Salah has hit 22 goals and an astonishing 19 of them have been struck with his left boot.Mohamed Salah goals: Another record set to tumble as Liverpool star beats Bale, Van Persie and FowlerThe Egyptian is already set to break the record for most goals of this type in one campaign.But how far off is he from being the most prolific scorer of left-footed goals in Premier League history?Click the right arrow above to find out… 4. Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea, West Brom, Everton and Manchester United) has scored 49 left-footed goals in the Premier League 11 1. Robbie Fowler (Liverpool, Leeds United and Manchester City) scored 105 left-footed goals in the Premier Leaguelast_img read more

Checkpoint Systems Introduces RFID Versions of Its Mini and Attack Spider Wraps

first_imgCheckpoint Systems has recently announced RFID versions of its Mini and Attack Spider Wraps.Previously available for use with traditional electronic article surveillance (EAS) systems, the new RFID versions are ideal for retailers seeking to protect a wide range of high-risk merchandise with RFID technology. This advanced technology ensures that protected products are available for purchase by consumers.According to Stuart Rosenthal, vice president of sales and marketing for Checkpoint’s Alpha High-Theft Solutions, “Retailers are increasing their RFID footprint in stores and as a result Alpha is supporting these retailers with RFID-enabled products to protect high-risk merchandise and ensure merchandise visibility.”- Sponsor – Mini Spider WrapRFID and EAS versions of the Mini Spider Wrap offer 32-inch cable lengths to maximize display opportunities for small packaged goods, such as housewares, coffee makers, iPods, mobile phones video game hardware, software zip drives, ink and toner cartridges, etc.The strong internal clutch mechanism enables cables to be cinched tightly, providing increased security for smaller boxed merchandise.Key features of this two-alarm unit include:Tough, secure and reusableProtected speaker minimizes defeat and produces a 95 dBA alarmEasy-wind flip top creates a more secure fit7-strand aircraft grade cable for maximum protectionRed flashing LED creates a visual deterrentAuto-lock feature reduces the number of steps required to applyLithium battery provides years of hassle-free operationAttack Spider WrapRFID and EAS versions of the Attack Spider Wrap offer 70-inch and 102-inch cable lengths to protect medium to large packaged goods, especially heavy merchandise such as TVs, computers, boxed electronics and power tools. A strong internal clutch enables the cables to cinch much tighter providing increased security. Attack Spider Wraps® are intuitive to use and provide unyielding protection.Key features of the two-alarm unit include:70″ and 102″ length, 7-strand aircraft grade cable for maximum protectionTough, secure and reusableProtected speaker minimizes defeat and produces a 95+ dBA alarmInternal clutch and easy-wind flip top creates a more secure fitRed flashing LED and speaker grill create a strong visual deterrentAuto-lock feature reduces the number of steps required to applyLithium battery provides years of hassle-free operationAvailabilityThe new RFID versions of Checkpoint’s Spider Wraps are available immediately. For more information, visit checkpointsystems.com. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Every Tweet Counts: Google News Adds “Most Shared” Section

first_imgRelated Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Google#news#web Google News has begun experimenting with a section titled “most shared” on its home page, apparently tracking activity on outside social networks including Twitter. When people say that some amount of social technology is going to infiltrate every nook and cranny of the internet, they aren’t kidding.The new feature has been given subtle placement on the page; it appears just below the Fast Flip section, near the bottom right hand corner of the page – where probably a mere several million people will see it each day. Its appearance was first reported by independent watch dog blog Google Operating System. At first blush, the new feature has some up sides and some down sides. Google started including Twitter, MySpace and a number of smaller social networks in its “real time updates” section early in 2010. The company is believed to have paid millions of dollars for access to the Twitter firehose, which dominates the real time search section of the site.We’ve emailed Google for confirmation that this in fact where it’s looking for sharing activity. The Good News and the Bad NewsWhy not count the links in that real time stream and use those analytics to do interesting things in Google News? It appears to be a wise move, though it’s nice to see the new feature displayed low on the page.That’s because these kinds of “most popular” widgets run a serious risk of building a self-fulfilling, self-referential, lowest common denominator news cycle that mirrors the old ways and worst parts of broadcast news. Not to mention the risk that the algorithms be effectively gamed by sites pumped up by drooling half-human spam-bot marketing zombie accounts on social networks. Some kind of algorithm must be in place, too, to separate ostensible news coverage from craven link-bait, in the case of sites that publish both. It would probably be safe to assume that there’s some hybrid human eye being kept on what gets into this “most shared” section, much as tech news aggregator Techmeme has humans augmenting machines.On the other hand, such a feature could help highlight another perspective on important news being passed around. It might catch some things you might not want to miss. Individual human editors, pure algorithms and social popularity contests all highlight different content at different times. If I’m looking for general interest news, though, I’d like even that analyzed from multiple perspectives. That’s why Newsy is one of my favorite mainstream news services.Day in and day out, I’ll take a long-tail of smart, topical content that enriches my life and mind, whether millions of other people appreciate it or not. But if I was on the front page of Google News and saw the “most shared” widget? Yeah, I’d check it.center_img marshall kirkpatrick A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Marketing Day: Facebook ad policies & content review process, push notifications & more

first_imgMarketing Day: Facebook ad policies & content review process, push notifications & moreYou are here: Posted on 10th August 2018Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019 Online Marketing News From Around The Web:The Twitter Rules: A Living Document , TwitterFacebook Blocks Sharing Of 3D-Printed Gun Files On Its Platforms, BuzzFeedHacking Amazon: Agencies Create Workarounds For An Emerging Ad Giant, AdExchangerHow Marketing Automation Can Boost Your Conversion Rates, Crazy EggHow to Outsource Content Marketing Without Tearing Your Hair Out, Jeff BullasIndi Tackles Inauthenticity in Influencer Marketing Space, Street FightPeople Can Now Find Mentors and Mentees in Groups, Facebook NewsroomStudy: Instagram’s sponsored posts increase 44%, Mobile MarketerTwitter: How to Break Through the Noise and Reach Your Audience, KoMarketingWant to deliver great customer experiences? Here’s what not to do, Think with GoogleThe post Marketing Day: Facebook ad policies & content review process, push notifications & more appeared first on Marketing Land.From our sponsors: Marketing Day: Facebook ad policies & content review process, push notifications & more Facebook’s content review policy: How it works, the teams & tech behind the reviews & the results so farAug 9, 2018 by Amy GesenhuesSince the infiltration of bad actors plaguing the platform during the 2016 elections, Facebook has prioritized its content review process. HomeDigital MarketingMarketing Day: Facebook ad policies & content review process, push notifications & morecenter_img Recent Headlines From MarTech Today, Our Sister Site Dedicated To Marketing Technology:CDPs: Why now?Aug 9, 2018 by Barry LevineOur new MarTech Intelligence report on choosing a CDP vendor elicits an inquiry into how this category emerged only recently, after years of hype about “a single view of the customer.” Here’s our recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web.From Marketing Land:Facebook bans bail bond ads & requires pre-certification for addiction treatment adsAug 9, 2018 by Amy GesenhuesAll addiction treatment centers will have to be certified by LegitScript to run ads on Facebook, Messenger, Instagram or Facebook’s Audience Network. CDP AgilOne partners with Criteo to prevent wasting ads on an already-sold customerAug 9, 2018 by Barry LevineSince it tracks offline purchases as well as online activity, the CDP can tell the remarketer when the sale has already been made. How to maximize value from push notificationsAug 8, 2018 by Sam WelchFinding the right way to utilize mobile push notifications is both an art and a science. Contributor Sam Welch reveals what you need to consider. last_img read more