Rain or Shine sends NLEX to fourth straight loss

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track “Basically we just have to play as a unit, we can’t rely on one guy, we’re not looking for one guy. We’re trying to move the ball and get the best possible shot.”Rain or Shine’s constant search for the open man led to four players put up double digits in points with Maverick Ahanmisi scoring the most with 20 points while grabbing eight boards.Gabe Norwood finished with a near double-double of 13 points and nine rebounds with three steals for the Elasto Painters while James Yap and Chris Tiu added 12 and 11 points, respectively.JR Quiñahan led NLEX with 22 points and six boards while Alex Mallari had 17 points and nine boards.ADVERTISEMENT In a game that saw just one NLEX lead happen, 10-9, after a Kevin Alas jumper midway through the first quarter, the Elasto Painters basically owned much of the 48-minute match.Rain or Shine ultimately established its dominance across the middle quarters mounting a 22-4 run that Ed Daquioag capped off with a couple of free throws early in the third.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAfter the Elasto Painters lost to Kia, 98-94, head coach Caloy Garcia said the best way to forget about the loss, which was Picanto’s first victory, was go out and take the Road Warriors by the jugular.“I told the players the only way we can forget the game against Kia is basically to win this game,” said Garcia. “I felt disappointed on how we performed in that game and I told them everybody who gets inside the court has to put that energy.” Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Rain or Shine’s Gabe Norwood. PBA IMAGESRain or Shine climbed to fifth place in the PBA Philippine Cup standings after dealing NLEX its fourth straight loss, 97-86, Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Elasto Painters jumped to .500 territory and leapfrogged three teams—Meralco, Globalport, and NLEX—for fifth spot while the Road Warriors dropped to 2-4 after a hot start this conference.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson As new PBA chief, Marcial vows to focus on improvements in officiating Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases View commentslast_img read more

Al Jazeera is to make its two new sports channels

first_imgAl Jazeera is to make its two new sports channels in France available for €13 a month, according to local reports. The price is one third that of pay TV operator Canal Plus’s service.According to daily newspaper Le Figaro, the price point is likely to provoke complaints from Al Jazeera’s rivals to the country’s competition regulator.Al Jazeera has acquired a package of French Ligue 1 football matches from next season, as well as European Champions League rights. It is also expected to offer €130 million for rights to the Euro 2012 and 2016 championships.last_img read more

Philip Mordecai UK cinema chain Curzon is looking

first_imgPhilip MordecaiUK cinema chain Curzon is looking to launch a curated subscription video-on-demand offering in the next 18 months, to run alongside its existing transactional VOD store Curzon Home Cinema.Speaking exclusively to Digital TV Europe, Curzon Home Cinema director Philip Mordecai said that the subscription offering would feature around 100-200 film titles and be available as a “value-add solution” for Curzon customers.“We have a membership club – Curzon cinemas membership – under various tiers. It would be attributed to those tiers – a bit like Amazon Prime,” said Mordecai.The firm first launched its Curzon Home Cinema TVOD service in beta in 2010 and this now offers between 650 and 700 films. Mordecai claims the service also releases in excess of 70 film titles per year day-and-date with their cinema releases.“We don’t actually call ourselves a VOD platform, we call it a Curzon virtual venue; it’s taking the Curzon to someone’s house,” explains Mordecai, claiming that Curzon Home Cinema is curated “like a TV channel” but in an over-the-top environment.With an SVOD offering, Mordecai said that customers who are engaged with the Curzon brand will trust its “programming nuance” and that the service would add value to the business – both as a cinema chain and as a distribution company, following Curzon’s buyout of UK film distribution company Artificial Eye in 2006.The move is part of a wider development plan for the company. Mordecai says there are “a lot of technical pieces coming into play to make Curzon Home Cinema more like a cinema” – subtle touches like adding film trailers and the classic British Board of Film Classification ratings cards as pre-rolls ahead of streamed content.He also revealed that the company plans to expand outside of the UK and Ireland. “It’s about picking the right market and picking the right partner to enter that market and those conversations are happening now,” said Mordecai.“In the next two years you’ll start to see Curzon internationally in a very meaningful way with day-and-date film releases.”Read more in our ‘independence on-demand’ feature in the MIPTV issue of Digital TV Europe, available online here.last_img read more

Johanna Thulin Bratten Fredrick Malmberg Alexan

first_imgJohanna Thulin Bratten, Fredrick Malmberg & Alexandra ForslundSwedish free and pay TV broadcaster TV4 and parent outfit Bonnier Broadcasting have named a new management team for their newly integrated news organisation.TV4 programming director for news and community, Viveka Hansson, will be given a broader remit across the combined TV4 and Bonnier Broadcasting news organisation, while three new appointees will be charged with managing news programming.Johanna Thulin Bratten is now in charge of flagship show Nyhetsmorgon and has responsibility for other community programmes.Alexandra Forslund, previously commissioning editor for Nyhetsmorgon, has been named news and community online director, with responsibility for digital publishing and production development.Fredrick Malmberg, currently deputy news director, is upped to news director, with responsibility for all linear news broadcasts.TV4 recently axed its independent news unit, TV4Nyheterna, as part of a series of cost-cutting measures. The company is bringing all journalistic activity back into its core business and is setting up a new joint unit for studios and production technology across news and sports as part of a wider rationalisation of its activities.last_img read more

The European Union has given Telenor Group coordin

first_imgThe European Union has given Telenor Group coordination responsibility for its new European project to accelerate the uptake of 5G across Europe.Telenor’s Fornebu HQThe initiative, 5G Verticals INNovation Infrastructure (5G-VINNI), comprises 23 partners including major operators, academia and industry vendors.The project is designed to ease uptake of 5G mobile platforms in Europe by providing afacility that validates the performance of new 5G technologies, and explore applications such as public safety, eHealth, shipping, transportation, media and entertainment services and automotive.The project will use the latest 5G technologies, including results from previous 5G PPP phases, employing techniques such as network virtualization, slicing, radio and core technologies.An automated testing campaign will be employed to validate 5G under various combinations of technologies and network loads.5G-VINNI will be run at four main sites located in Norway, the UK, Spain and Greece. In addition, experimental sites will be established in Germany and Portugal. Open APIs will be provided in order to ensure easy access to the 5G-VINNI facility.The 5G facility in Norway will be run by Telenor Research, Telenor Norway and Telenor Satellite and hosted in two locations: one in Kongsberg, the first city where Telenor will pilot 5G in Norway, and another site in the greater Oslo area. Nokia will provide the virtualization platform and end-to-end orchestration, Ericsson and Huawei will supply 5G radios and core, and Cisco will deliver a distributed IoT data fabric service.The project is scheduled to run for three years and has a budget of €20 million.“We are proud to be given the opportunity to coordinate the 5G-VINNI project and to explore valuable future solutions for the vertical industries. Being one of three large-scale test platforms for Europe, 5G-VINNI will help propel the development of 5G. Our aim is to make it as easy as possible to utilise and test the platform and we now call on industry players in Europe to engage with the project,” said Patrick Waldemar, VP of Telenor Research, who will manage the project for Telenor Group.last_img read more

Brexit Will the gamble pay off

first_img SharePrint 1 of 4 <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>center_img The British press seems to be on the same wavelength with the welcoming of Theresa May’s pledge to step down following Brexit on Wednesday.The Times argues that “she was dealt a near-impossible hand with Brexit and played it astonishingly poorly”.The Daily Mirror is of the view that she will be remembered as a leader who augmented divisions and will leave the country to face an uncertain future.The Financial Times’ view is that Theresa May tried the impossible with a fragmented cabinet, a non-existent majority and a defiant party. It also says that the announcement of her resignation was a “desperate” attempt to make Brexit her legacy.Parliament on Wednesday The British papers also discussed how an exercise which was supposed to find out how Parliament wanted to approach Brexit has still left everyone wondering what MPs really want.Wednesday saw the MPs unable to agree on an alternative to May’s deal. Over 249 backed her deal whilst 264 voted for a customs union and 268 for a second referendum.What’s next?Theresa May now have just a few hours to decide whether to hold a third vote on her deal on Friday or not. If things stay as they are Great Britain has until the 12th of April to agree on a deal or risk leaving the European union without a deal in place.On Thursday Theresa May will make a final attempt to secure the Democratic union Party (DUP)’s backing, as her pledge to resign following Brexit has created new issues with the party.Damien Green, who was May’s former de facto deputy, said that there could be a deal with the party at the last minute. In his contribution to a BBC Today programme, he said “i don’t know if they’ve taken a permanent decision or whether they are really negotiating until the last minute.”If the deal is approved this week, the European Union has already agreed that the new exit date will be that of the 22nd of May, and May will stay on as Prime Minister only to administer the passing of the withdrawal agreement bill. Her resignation will then initiate a leadership race that threatens to fragment the Conservatives on Europe as there is no consensus on the relationship terms that they would seek with Brussels in the future.WhatsApplast_img read more