Graduating Baniqued, Borlain reign in IronKids anew

first_imgBut the reigning champion’s cushion was enough to get him past the finish line by just a millisecond to claim his fourth gold in Cebu.Adrian Thomas Dionisio placed third at 38:58Meanwhile, Tara Borlain extended her dynasty in the girls’ 13-14 category, running away with the crown with a time of 41:34The 14-year-old slowly pulled away from the field, clocking 6:27 in the swim, 20:19 in the bike, before putting an exclamation with her 14:50 time in the run course.Tara Borlain stays on top of the girls! pic.twitter.com/3R3IFf5jsdADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ — Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) August 4, 2017Nicole Marie Del Rosario was distant second at 45:21, while Marielle Estreba was at third with a 45:46 clocking.Hyonde Keum topped the boys’ 11-12 category as he finished the race in 35:28. Following him are Glendwyn Giles Mariscotes (36:22) and Matthew Justine Hermosa (36:40).Moira Frances Erediano won the girls’ 11-12 category, clocking in 34:25 to lead the field. Sophia Psalm Belican placed second (34:32) and Jeanna Mariel Cañete third (35:03).Beboy Dolen bested the boys’ 9-10 category with his time of 24:29, with John Christian Pabuaya (27:21) and Juan Alessandro Suarez (27:22) chasing him.Kira Ellis remained on top in the girls’ 9-10 category with her 28:16 clocking, outlasting second-placer Alexei Gunhuran (28:41) and third-placer Franchezka Borlain (30:04).Rafael Jopson conquered the boys’ 6-8 category with his time of 17:38, followed by Van Wincy Pagnanawon (18:02) and Ryonde Kum (19:57).Kyle Enialle Toledana paced the girls’ 6-8 category as she clocked 21:18, as she was chased by Eleora Caelle Avanzado (22:50) and Mireille Dee (25:21).Team Cebu protected the home floor as they won the Relay for 10-14 category with their time of 23:24, followed by two teams from TLTG/Omega 1 (24:26) and TLTG/ Omega 2 (25:16). Photo finish for the boys! pic.twitter.com/UTmXTtnQX1— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) August 4, 2017FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return 2 PH kids earn slots to Bayern Munich training camp Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Quirino closed in on Baniqued after falling behind by over a minute, making his chase in the run course with a time of 14:18. Juan Francisco Baniqued. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLAPU-LAPU CITY — Juan Francisco Baniqued and Tara Borlain capped off their careers in the youth circuit and once again topped the 2017 Alaska IronKids on Saturday morning at Shangri-La Mactan here.Baniqued edged Joseff Miguel Quirino in a photo finish in the boys’ 13-14 division as the two clocked an identical 38:50 to finish the swim-bike-run course.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Chelsea v Dynamo Kiev: Blues duo return and Hazard is a sub

first_imgMidfield duo Nemanja Matic and Cesc Fabregas return to the Chelsea starting line-up for the Champions League clash with Dynamo Kiev at Stamford Bridge, while Eden Hazard drops back to the substitutes’ bench along with Gary Cahill.Cesar Azpilicueta starts for the Blues at right-back, with Baba Rahman coming in at left-back and Kurt Zouma partnering skipper John Terry at the heart of the defence.Chelsea: Begovic; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Terry, Baba; Ramires, Matic; Willian, Fabregas, Oscar; Diego Costa.Subs: Blackman, Cahill, Loftus-Cheek, Kenedy, Hazard, Pedro, Remy.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Curry, Draymond ensure a fifth consecutive Finals appearance

first_img[vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/05/21/bang_3319f460-0402-4e39-936e-9a97b2ee306f”]PORTLAND, Ore. – The moment usually calls for Stephen Curry to take the shot. Do we really need to explain the reasons?Curry is the best NBA shooter ever. The Warriors held only a one-point lead in the final minute of overtime. And through shooting slumps and streaks, Curry thrives in those moments.With Curry encountering double teams, though, he found it better to pass to an open teammate. Even if the ball went to …last_img

Control What Is In Your Control – Episode 205

first_imgIf much in your business is outside of your control, you need to be wicked gooad at what is in your control. You can communicate. You can hustle. And you can care!last_img

Air India looks for Rs 1500 crore shortterm loan to stay afloat

first_img[Representational image]Creative commonsAir India (AI) has reportedly put out a requirement for Rs 1,500 crore in short-term loans, even as the Central government looks to divest the national carrier that has so far stayed afloat on taxpayers’ money. The fresh requirement is the second time AI has called for a short-term loan in little over a month in order to meet its “urgent” working capital needs. The previous instance was in September when the carrier had been looking for Rs 3,250 crore in short-term loans. Details of current loan soughtAI has, in a document released on October 18, asked banks to respond to its call for the short-term loan with financial bids by October 26.A PTI report quoted the carrier as saying in the document that it was seeking “government guarantee-backed Indian Rupee short-term loans totalling up to Rs 1,500 crore to meet its urgent working capital requirements.”The document added: “The amount of Rs 1,500 crore will be drawn in one to three tranches… The Government of India guarantee is valid up to June 27, 2018, or till the date of disinvestment.”It added: “Air India would like to draw the short-term loan within three working days after awarding the acceptance letter to the successful bank/s.”Ailing airlineThese two loans — totalling Rs 4,750 crore — will add to the debt burden of Air India, which already stands at around Rs 50,000 crore.  A cashier displays the new 2000 Indian rupee banknotes inside a bank in Jammu, November 15, 2016 [representational image].Reuters fileThe airline, which faces tough competition in both the Indian and international markets, was to receive a 10-year bailout package — approved by the UPA regime — of Rs 30,321 crore. AI has already received Rs 26,000 crore of the package, starting from 2012, and yet there has been not much of a sign of a turnaround. That was the reason the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs had earlier this year approved of strategic divestment in AI. The modalities of this divestment are still being worked out, even as the Tata Group — which already runs the airline Vistara — has already expressed interest in taking up stakes in Air India.last_img read more

Is merger with ThyssenKrupp affecting the roles of Tata Steels top level

first_imgTata steelworks Port Talbot, Wales, April 26, 2016.Reuters fileAfter Tata Steel announced that it had tweaked the roles of two of its top executives TV Narendran and Koushik Chatterjee, it is now speculated that the decision was taken in tune with the company’s plans to merge with Thyssenkrupp in Europe.The board of Tata Steel met on Monday, October 30, and promoted managing director, India & Southeast Asia, Narendran to the post of global chief executive and managing director, and group executive director and chief finance officer Chatterjee is now executive director and CFO, reported the Economic Times.It is also being said that though Narendran has now been given a larger role in the firm, things may change once Tata Steel’s merger with Thyssenkrupp is completed. With this, Tata Steel is also aiming to expand its footprints in India and Tata Sons chairman N Chandrasekaran has said that the brand is capable of doubling its presence in the country.Meanwhile, the brand’s merger with ThyssenKrupp was also debated for a while. Even though it had often been said that Tata Steel may not merge with the latter, the two firms signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in September. This deal makes the firms the continent’s second-largest steelmaker after ArcelorMittal.Amid these discussions, Chatterjee had earlier told the business daily that Tata Steel’s merger with Thyssenkrupp depended on quite a few factors, one of which was the pension scheme issue being resolved. “A fair resolution of the pension scheme in the UK will be key to securing Tata Steel’s future prospects in Europe, be it in pursuing a merger with Thyssenkrupp or running a lean and profitable business in high-value steels,” Chatterjee said.The Indian multinational steel-making company had earlier made news for paying bonuses worth £25 million to its top European managers, at a time when UK workers have been taking pension cuts to keep the British business floating.The “retention” bonus was reportedly awarded to about 100 top managers at the UK and Dutch offices. ReutersThe details of the payments made were leaked by a Dutch whistleblower, after which the company admitted that these bonuses had been paid to senior managers, reported the Financial Times. Additionally, the officials at Tata Steel also said that the retention bonus had been paid as per the terms and conditions of the said managers’ contract.When FT got in touch with the officials regarding the payments, the website was shown a letter that Tata Steel’s chairman Andrew Robb had sent to the employees of the company on Wednesday, July 12. The letter said: the company offers “a range of short and longer-term incentives for employees at all levels so we can attract and retain the appropriate skills for the future.”After this, several trade unions had slammed the firm and said that “Tata Steel managers should hang their heads in shame.”The Unite trade union added: “It’s remarkable that bonuses of such kind have been paid out to senior bosses at a time of great upheaval and uncertainty for the company. Workers on the shop floor whose livelihoods have been hanging by a thread and pay frozen will understandably be less than impressed.”last_img read more

Successful Startups Know How to Motivate Top Software Developers

first_img 4 min read July 11, 2018 This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. There’s an 87 percent employment rate among software developers. On average, there are five jobs for every software developer, according to a study by VentureBeat. The demand for software talent is still on the rise.Consequently, it is not surprising that human resource managers have a tough time recruiting, hiring and retaining software developers. Developers are fussy about selecting the companies they will work for. Even when they agree to work for a company, they can easily leave for the next at a split second, leaving behind a mountain of disappointment.Related: Confessions of an In-Demand Developer: How Too Many Job Offers Helped Me Craft My Own Coding Consultancy CompanyBut surprisingly, successful companies seem to have a formula for hiring, motivating and retaining top software developers. So how are they doing it? They use three Fs to inspire the best software talents:FreedomFlexibilityFunLet’s look at each one more closely.1. Freedom.Smart CEOs and COOs are not only good at their jobs, but they also have a knack for understanding and hacking their coders.With a million activities going on in a startup garage or apartment office, the grind and the constant pivot, the iteration and the race to outperform the competitors, the race to win a client and a customer — startup managers are focused on motivating their software developers.They achieve this by giving them freedom to make their own work choices. I’m not saying that developers should be given the opportunity to have the final say about the company’s product development, but managers should empower them to execute projects based on their own decisions.Of course, developers must respect the company’s rules and regulations. The techies feel more connected and engaged at work when they are given the power to make decisions about things like design and coding standards. They feel more relaxed and happy because they aren’t trapped in your “vision.” You make their work life freer, more creative and flexible.Speaking of flexibility … 2. Flexibility.You may think that successful startups have been run strictly by the books, that they fire staffers who show up late to work or don’t resume work on time after lunch breaks. While some companies are very strict — Amazon and Apple come to mind — others are pretty flexible. For example, VMware, a widely successful virtualization company, allows all of its employees — from coders to secretaries — to set their own working hours according to their needs.Related: Workplace Flexibility Can Impact How You Attract, Hire And Retain TalentUpwork, the largest online freelance marketplace with more than 10 million freelancers, is doing so much for remote workers. The company has an excellent flex work arrangement with super flexible office hours to keep their top software talents motivated.3. Fun.Flexibility is not just about giving your developers the freedom to work remotely or to choose when and where to work. Flexibility is also about giving them a moment at the office to have a little fun.Most software developers are big-time gamers. They like to decompress by playing video games, and they’ll never tire of the challenge of getting to the next level — and the next. The playing itself fuels their creative juices.While it cools them off, it also often helps them think positively and come up with newer and better creative ideas for their projects. Successful companies understand that, and they capitalize on it.OfficeVibe, for example, has an impressive “gamified” workplace for its coders and other employees. The gesture will surely motivate the talents to work for the company a lot longer. Whether a developer is bored or they just need to take a minute to play, they can spend some time playing and recharging, and then they can resume their work more energized than before. Related: Hiring the Modern Programmer: Does That Smart New Software Developer of Yours Also have ‘Soft Skills?’Conclusion.Recruiting and hiring software developers is not an easy task. With more available jobs waiting than developers to fill them, it’s not easy to hire and retain top software talent for your company. However, managers at big companies understand what motivates developers, keeps them engaged and encourages them to stay:Freedom at workFlexible work scheduleFun environmentGive them these three incentives, and they’ll be all yours, hardly considering a transfer to anywhere else. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

Live News traffic and weather updates for North Staffordshire South Cheshire on

first_imgPunter found hiding in bushes Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Hello and welcome to StokeonTrentLive’s breaking news service bringing you all the latest updates from Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire on Friday, July 5. Our team of reporters will be updating this live service with all the latest on the traffic and travel and weather updates – as well as news and entertainment through the day. We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates in our live news feed below. For the latest news and breaking news visit www.stokeontrentlive.co.uk Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you. Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store , or get the Android version from Google Play .  Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook – Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter – For breaking news and the latest stories, click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter . Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories. Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram . 17:42Lane closed for barrier repairsOne lane closed due to emergency repairs on M6 Northbound from J17 A534 Old Mill Road (Sandbach / Crewe) to J18 A54 Middlewich Road (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel). Traffic is coping well.Lane one (of four) remains closed following an accident which occurred yesterday evening for barrier repairs. Also causing delays on the A534 Northbound.16:56Police warning about increase in Fiat 500 thefts after car takenPolice are advising motorists to park their cars in garages or block them in on driveways. More here.16:56Police name passenger, 79, who died in two-vehicle collision on busy roadThe air ambulance was sent to the scene but nothing could be done to save him. More here.15:25Broken down vehicle causing delays on M6One lane closed and queueing traffic due to broken down vehicle on M6 Southbound between J15 A500 D Road (Stoke-On-Trent) and Stafford Services. Travel time is 20 minutes.Lane one (of three) is closed. Traffic was already slow here due to a separate break down between Stafford Services and J14. Stafford Services is located between J15 and J14. 15:08Accident on M6One lane closed and queueing traffic due to accident on M6 Southbound between Stafford Services and J14 A34 (Stafford North). Congestion to J15 (Stoke-On-Trent). Travel time is 20 minutes.Lane one (of three) is closed. Stafford Services is located between J15 and J14. 13:32Police called after man seen carrying sword in Stoke-on-Trent street (Image: Google)A 32-year-old man is being quizzed by detectives on suspicion of possessing a sword in public. Read more. 13:16Break down on M6 in StaffordshireOne lane closed and queuing traffic due to broken down vehicle on M6 Southbound between J15 A500 D Road (Stoke-On-Trent) and Stafford Services. Congestion to the Hanford Interchange for traffic travelling on the Southbound A500 towards the M6. Lane one (of three) is closed. There was a separate break down along this stretch earlier. Stafford Services is located between J15 and J14.12:15Slow in Nantwich Slow traffic on A530 Nantwich Road in both directions near the Rising Sun Inn. In the roadworks area. Temporary traffic lights are in operation.12:15Congestion on M6 Traffic heavier than normal on M6 Southbound from J17 A534 Old Mill Road (Sandbach / Crewe) to J16 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent / Crewe). Possibly due to extra traffic exiting the motorway at J16 to avoid the problems further South near J15. 12:02A34 Newcastle RoadA34 Newcastle Road busy but moving between Springfield Retail Park and A500 D Road (Hanford Interchange).11:51Lane closed on M6 in Staffordshire One lane closed due to broken down vehicle on M6 Northbound from J12 A5 (Gailey) to J13 A449 (Stafford South). Traffic is coping well. Lane one (of four) is closed. 11:03Smallthorne Roundabouts congestedUsual congestion on B5051 Moorland Road / Ford Green Road at A5272 High Lane (Smallthorne Roundabout).10:50Leek Road busy A52 Leek Road in both directions busy but moving at A50 Lichfield Street (Joiners Square). 10:43Traffic flowing well10:41A34 Trent Vale A34 Newcastle Road busy but moving between Springfield Retail Park and A500 D Road (Hanford Interchange).10:38Emergency services called to ‘man in distress’ in North Staffordshire street (Image: Google)The emergency services raced to a North Staffordshire street after a ‘man in distress’ sustained injuries. Full story.10:13A500 D-Roads A500 D Road Southbound busy but moving before M6 J15. Created at 10:06 Updated at 10:06 09:42Werrington Road slow A52 Werrington Road Westbound busy but moving before A52 Leek Road (Lime Kiln Traffic Lights).09:13Waterloo Road congestion Usual congestion on Waterloo Road from Cobridge Traffic Lights towards Hanley Town centre (Vale Place). 09:00All lanes open on M6 All lanes open, earlier broken down vehicle on M6 Northbound from J16 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent / Crewe) to J17 A534 Old Mill Road (Sandbach / Crewe). Lane one (of four) was closed.08:59Woman freed from car and taken to hospital after two-vehicle collision (Image: Stoke Sentinel / Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service)A woman in her twenties had to be rescued from her can and taken to hospital following a two-vehicle collision on the A34. Read more.08:59Longport busy Brownhills Road / Davenport Street / Newcastle Street busy but moving between A500 (Porthill Bank) and Tunstall.08:53Whitmore collision Reports of queuing traffic due to accident on A53 Whitmore Road Eastbound from Three Mile Lane (Whitmore) to A5182 Trentham Road (Whitmore roundabout, Butterton). 08:37One lane closed on M6 One lane closed due to lorry having a tyre changed on M6 Northbound from J16 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent / Crewe) to J17 A534 Old Mill Road (Sandbach / Crewe). Traffic is coping well. Lane one (of four) is closed.08:37A34 Springfield RoadA34 Newcastle Road busy but moving between Springfield Retail Park and A500 D Road (Hanford Interchange).08:09Chell Street congestion Usual congestion on A5272 Chell Street at A5272 Merrick Street / B5047 Hulton Street (Providence Square).08:04Police investigate fire at North Staffordshire carpet shop (Image: Google)An investigation has been launched after firefighters tackled a small blaze in the entrance to a North Staffordshire carpet shop. Full story. 07:39A50 accident cleared Accident cleared on A50 Westbound between A50 (Uttoxeter / Upper Tean, Uttoxeter) and A521 (Blythe Bridge Roundabout / Draycot, Blythe Bridge). Affecting traffic passing through the Checkley Bank area.07:39Werrington Road busyA52 Werrington Road Westbound busy but moving before A52 Leek Road (Lime Kiln Traffic Lights). 07:39Smallthorne roundabouts Heavy traffic on B5051 Moorland Road / Ford Green Road at A5272 High Lane (Smallthorne Roundabout).center_img Driver named following fatal collision Police search for missing womanlast_img read more

Linkerd 20 is now generally available with a new service sidecar design

first_imgLinkerd 2.0 is now generally available. Linkerd is a transparent proxy that adds service discovery, routing, failure handling, and visibility to modern software applications. Linkerd 2.0 brings two significant changes. First, Linkerd 2.0 is completely rewritten to to be faster and smaller than Linkerd 1.x. Second, Linkerd moves beyond the service mesh model to running on a single service. It also comes with a focus on minimal configuration, a modular control plane design, and UNIX-style CLI tools. Let’s understand what each of these changes mean. Smaller and Faster Linkerd has undergone a complete change to become faster and smaller than its predecessor. Linkerd 2.0’s data plane is comprised of ultralight Rust proxies which consume around 10mb of RSS and have a p99 latency of Service sidecar design It also adopts a modern service sidecar design from the traditional service mesh model. The traditional service mesh model has two major problems. First, they add a significant layer of complexity to the tech stack. Second they are designed to meet the needs of platform owners undermining the service owners. Linkerd 2.0’s service sidecar design offers a solution to both. It allows platform owners to build out a service mesh incrementally, one service at a time, to provide security and reliability that a full service mesh provides. More importantly, Linkerd 2.0 addresses the needs of service owners directly with its service sidecar model to its focus on diagnostics and debugging. Linkerd 2.0 at its core is a service sidecar, running on a single service without requiring cluster-wide installation. Even without having a whole Kubernetes cluster, developers can run Linkerd and get: Instant Grafana dashboards of a service’s success rates, latencies, and throughput A topology graph of incoming and outgoing dependencies A live view of requests being made to your service Improved, latency-aware load balancing Installation Installing Linkerd 2.0 on a service requires no configuration or code changes. You can try Linkerd 2.0 on a Kubernetes 1.9+ cluster in 60 seconds by running: curl https://run.linkerd.io/install | sh Also check out the full Getting Started Guide. Linkerd 2.0 is also hosted on GitHub. Read Next Google Cloud hands over Kubernetes project operations to CNCF, grants $9M in GCP credits. Kubernetes 1.11 is here! VMware Kubernetes Engine (VKE) launched to offer Kubernetes-as-a-Service.last_img read more