Video helps Antlers reach world club final, Onyango’s Sundowns beaten

first_imgAntlers goalkeeper Hitoshi Sogahata was forced to make several sharp saves before Mosquera smashed another shot against the bar just before halftime as the Libertadores Cup holders went in search of the equaliser.The Colombian players continued to remonstrate as they trudged off, complaining — with some justification on the evidence of television replays — that Orlando Berrio had clipped Nishi’s heel by accident.After spending 10 seconds reviewing the replays, Kassai pointed to the spot, much to the bemusement of the Atletico players.Their frustration would have been all the more acute on viewing replays as Nishi looked to be offside in the build-up.“We lost our organisation after that first goal,” said Nacional coach Reinaldo Rueda.“Maybe we were too confident. It’s a harsh lesson but one we must learn from to improve.”Nacional had been the tournament’s sentimental favourites due to their incidental connection to the recent air tragedy that decimated Brazilian rivals Chapecoense, whose flags and replica shirts were waved in tribute by Atletico fans in Osaka.Chapecoense had been on their way to play the Colombians in the final of the Copa Sudamericana when their plane crashed into a hillside near Medellin last month, claiming 71 lives, including all but three of the Chape players. Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Denis Onyango of Uganda (C) tries to clear the ball during the Club World Cup football match between Kashima Antlers and Mamelodi Sundowns in Suita. They lost again on Wednesday.Osaka, Japan | AFP | Japan’s Kashima Antlers shocked South American champions Atletico Nacional 3-0 on Wednesday to reach the Club World Cup final, aided by a controversial first-ever penalty awarded by video referee.Nacional’s players reacted furiously after Hungarian referee Viktor Kassai referred to the new technology in Osaka following complaints from the Kashima bench protesting that Daigo Nishi had been tripped on the half hour mark.Shoma Doi made history by converting the penalty before Yasushi Endo added a cheeky back-heeled goal and substitute Yuma Suzuki completed the rout late on, Suzuki striking a Cristiano Ronaldo-style pose in celebration.The Antlers, who become the first Japanese team to reach the final, face either Ronaldo’s Real Madrid or, in the event of a seismic shock, Mexico’s Club America for the title of the world’s best team on Sunday. Those two sides meet in Yokohama on Thursday.Earlier Wednesday, South Korea’s Jeonbuk Motors thrashed Ugandan Denis Onyango’s South African side Mamelodi Sundowns 4-1 to win the fifth-placed playoff.Video in footballVideo technology is being trialed in FIFA competitions for the first time at the Club World Cup in Japan.The system involves assistant referees monitoring television screens and relaying information on so-called “match-changing decisions” to the match officials during the game.“They kept attacking relentlessly,” Antlers coach Masatada Ishii told reporters. “I’m just relieved we held out. We hung in there and we’ve got our reward, we’re in the final now. We will be fighting for all of Japan.”Kashima were fortunate not to be at least three goals down before the penalty incident missed by referee Kassai, Nacional forward Jhon Mosquera going closest for the Colombians with a fierce volley which rattled the crossbar. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Watch: Rohit Sharma talking to his baby from the dressing room balcony will melt…

first_imgImage Courtesy: IPL/Mumbai IndiansAdvertisement 7diNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsaq6kWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Emdb( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 3qn4wWould you ever consider trying this?😱xcmiCan your students do this? 🌚44yRoller skating! Powered by Firework No matter which sport you play or what level you’re on, sportspersons are always affectionate to their families. Win or loss, form or flop doesn’t matter. Say hello to Rohit Sharma, a hard hitter on the 22 yards, and a loving father off it. Scored a blistering 71, and returned to the pavilion to smile at his daughter!Advertisement Image Courtesy: IPL/Mumbai IndiansYesterday’s final T20 match of the West Indies series at the Wankhede Stadium saw a decisive 67 runs victory for the hosts. After a blistering 71 off 34 with 6 fours and 5 sixes, the Mumbaiker superstar was caught by Hayden Walsh Jr in the 12th over as Rohit lobbed Sheldon Cottrell’s delivery.However, just as he returned to the pavilion, Rohit was seen smiling and greeting at his baby daughter Samaira Sharma in the stands.Advertisement Mumbai Indians posted a video on their official Instagram. Check out the wholesome father daughter moment below-The 32 year old married Ritika Sajdeh in 2015, three years before Samaira was born. Tomorrow will be the 4th anniversary of their marriage, and on 30th December their baby daughter will celebrate her maiden birthday. All good times for the Sharma family!Rohit Sharma is now the the 1st Indian to hit 400 sixes in international cricket, and 3rd highest all over the world. The Windies blaster Chris Gayle leads the list with 534 sixes, and Pakistani all rounder Shahid Afridi is second with 476 sixes.The victory concludes a 2-1 victory for the Men in Blues the series, after failing to defend a mediocre 170 at the Greenfield Stadium on Sunday.With the visitors winning the toss and choosing to bowl first, Team India stacked a staggering 240 runs in the first over. Along with Rohit Sharma, opener K L Rahul stacked a tremendous 91 including 9 fours and 4 sixes came from 56 balls.In addition to their 135 run opening partnership, skipper Virat Kohli scored a marvellous 70 runs from 29 balls, including 4 fours and 7 sixes.Following the match, the 31 year old spoke that the score was dedicated to his wife Anushka Sharma on the second anniversary of their marriage.“It was a pretty special innings and also being our second wedding anniversery, it was a special gift (for Anushka). I was in the zone and I carried on.” Kohli told reporters.Also read:Rohit Sharma just 1 big hit from becoming first ever Indian to hit 400 sixes!Take notes: ‘The Hitman’ Rohit Sharma reveals the secret to hitting sixes! Advertisementlast_img read more

Adamson coach unsure of Galanza’s availability for UAAP after brutal injury

first_imgMOST READ The 20-year-old hitter reportedly got hurt after attempting a block early in the third set of the Falcons’ straight-sets victory over the College of St. Benilde Lady Blazers at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.She was reportedly rushed to Cardinal Santos Medical Center.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogIn her post-game interview, Adamson coach Airess Padda told reporters Galanza “could be done for the season.”“I was trying to replay in my head what happened, I didn’t even see her go down, I didn’t see if she tripped over her own feet or she tripped on somebody else’s but her ankle was completely separated,” Padda said in a report on How to help the Taal evacuees “So there’s definitely a bone, a major, a fracture, I think it’s broken,” she added.Padda hopes Galanza will be healthy enough to play in her final UAAP season, but the American coach admits she is unsure if her prized player will recover in time considering the severity of her injury.“I don’t know what’s gonna happen. I don’t know. God I hope [she can play], but an injury like that, I’m not sure.”ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours DAY6 is for everybody FILE PHOTO – Adamson head coach Airess Padda during the Lady Falcons’ game against the National University Lady Bulldogs. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdamson booked a trip to the semifinals of the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference but the Lady Falcons would most likely be without their star spiker Jema Galanza the rest of the way.Galanza on Monday twisted her right ankle, a brutal injury that could also force her to miss the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament next year.ADVERTISEMENT Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up 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 Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Trump revels in latest war of words with professional sportslast_img read more

Warriors’ Draymond Green spoke with Kevin Durant, dismissed long-term concerns

first_imgHOUSTON – Before anyone even asked a question, Warriors forward Draymond Green discussed the elephant in the room with the conviction and passion that matches his play.In his first public comments since Green and Kevin Durant had a verbal altercation at the end of regulation of Monday’s eventual loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, Green shared that he “spoke” with Durant and that “we’re … HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile devicelast_img read more

Kentridge’s Less Good Idea to inspire innovative South African art

first_imgSouth African artist William Kentridge launches his Centre for the Less Good Idea in Johannesburg during March 2017, a multidisciplinary showcase of unconventional art experiences by established and up-and-coming local artists.Finding unique ways to uncover new forms of African artistic expression, William Kentridge’s Less Good Idea project emphasises collaboration, improvisation and experimentation. (Image: The Centre for the Less Good Idea/ Stella Olivier)CD AndersonInspired by the Tswana proverb “if the good doctor can’t cure you, find the less good doctor”, renowned South African artist William Kentridge has created the Centre for the Less Good Idea as a way to redefine South African art through fluid collaboration and improvisation with new and exciting South African cultural voices simmering below the surface of conventional art.Kentridge began the project in November 2016, and it launches its first showcase in March 2017, with more than 60 South African artists from multiple disciplines exhibiting between 1 and 5 March at three venues at the Arts on Main complex in Johannesburg’s Maboneng Precinct.The space will be used to highlight short-form works that explore artistic expression outside the bounds of a conventional theatre or gallery. The works are ongoing, dynamic pieces, ranging from dance to visual arts and theatre, where collaboration and improvisation are enthusiastically encouraged.“Often, you start with a good idea. It might seem crystal clear at first, but when you put it to work the cracks and fissures emerge in its surface, and they cannot be ignored.” says Kentridge about the philosophy of the centre. “Those less good ideas found in trying to address the cracks in the first idea, that become the core of the work … the act of playing with an idea, you can recognise those things that you didn’t know in advance, but knew were somewhere inside you”.The curators for this first season — the centre hopes to present two seasons of exhibits each year – include theatre director Khayelihle Dominique Gumede, poet Lebo Mashile, choreographer Gregory Maqoma and Kentridge himself.“This explosion of creativity has not only stretched every collaborator within this inaugural season but it has also reinstalled the bravery to genuinely explore beyond and to fail extravagantly if need be,” says Gumede.Maqoma says the project is a good incubator for fresh ideas: “What makes it great is the gut to test it, otherwise you will not know. This is what the centre is about – discovering the essence of artistic collisions and allowing creativity to emerge without the fear of failure.”A fresh new look at how South Africans create and consume art is what attracted Mashile to the project: “I cannot imagine a piece of writing that cannot be made better by the interpretation of a dancer, theatre director or filmmaker. I want to tell stories and figure out where they should live instead of forcing them into a box.”Tony Miyambo in Kafka’s Ape. Finding unique ways to uncover new forms of African artistic expression, William Kentridge’s Less Good Idea project emphasises collaboration, improvisation and experimentation. (Image: The Centre for the Less Good Idea)Dancer Thulani Chauke, composer João Renato Orecchia Zúñiga and actor Tony Miyambo are some of the big names among the more than 60 performers, including dancers, poets, musicians, visual artists and even boxers, who will collide, collaborate and develop six events over the season.Composer João Renato Orecchia Zúñiga. Finding unique ways to uncover new forms of African artistic expression, William Kentridge’s Less Good Idea project emphasises collaboration, improvisation and experimentation. (Image: The Centre for the Less Good Idea)Highlights include a performance of Kafka’s Ape, a 2015 National Arts Festival Silver Ovation Award winner. Miyambo and director Phala O Phala give a fresh and uniquely African reinterpretation of Franz Kafka’s ideas on human transformation using dramatic physicality.Zúñiga will lead an improvised performance of dance, music and visual art that includes a 10-piece experimental ensemble and an Isicathamiya choir.South African artist William Kentridge. Finding unique ways to uncover new forms of African artistic expression, Kentridge’s Less Good Idea project emphasises collaboration, improvisation and experimentation. (Image: The Centre for the Less Good Idea)For more information on dates, times for performances at the Centre for the Less Good Idea, please visit the website.Source: Huffington Post, The Centre for the Less Good IdeaWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

TechStars Investor Day Hits a Home Run

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts dana oshiro Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Tags:#start#startups With bleary eyes and bellies full of coffee, a roomful of investors, journalists and young entrepreneurs gathered this morning for the Bay Area TechStars Investor day. The Boulder and Boston-based startup incubator pulled out all the stops as 13 companies took to the stage to plead their case for funding. Below are the summaries of each. 1. Everlater: Similar to Dopplr, Everlater is a travel site that offers users a chance to record, share and discover travel experiences. However, the difference between this service and some of the others ReadWriteWeb has covered is that Everlater allows users to create their content offline and sync it once they are within range of a Wi-Fi connection. From here, users can also share their stories via Twitter and Facebook. 2. Have My Shift: This service offers hourly workers a chance to coordinate a substitute worker to take over their shift. Rather than calling the entire employee list, users simply add their shift to the Have My Shift site and choose whether they’d like to add a few dollars to the wage as an incentive. From here, users broadcast their needs out to Twitter and Facebook. So far, the service has 80% market penetration with the Starbucks outlets in Chicago and is poised to tackle the country’s 74 million hourly workers. 3. Localytics: This service is a cross-platform analytics program that offers real-time data on mobile developments. So far, the company offers analysis for Blackberry, Android and iPhone applications. Symbian, Palm and Windows Mobile integration is on the way. 4. Filtrbox: This service was a 2007 TechStars company and is currently raising its second round. The company tracks brand conversations via sentiment analysis and real-time monitoring dashboards. It also offers an enterprise solution where users can brand a white label API solution to produce their own company-wide internal dashboard. 5. Vanilla 2: Started in 2005, Vanilla is open-source forum software used to power thousands of sites across the web. Similar to WordPress’ offerings, Vanilla now has two separate services: a new a la carte hosted service with advertising revenue and a free open-source service. 6. LangoLAB: LangoLAB offers users a chance to learn new languages through popular online video clips. The service translates media from sites like YouTube and College Humor and offers complimentary concepts, vocabulary and tests. The company plans on charging for premium clips in the near future and is looking to expand into Asia. 7. Next Big Sound: This service offers analytics for musicians and their bands. Similar to Band Metrics, the service measures fan data spread across disparate services like Twitter, Facebook, Last.FM and Imeem. The company’s mission is to track fan interactions and create better leads for publicity, concert tours and fan engagement. For a more in-depth look at this company, check out our past coverage in the ReadWriteStart channel. 8.Take Comics: This service is best described as the “iTunes of Comics”. Users install the store to their desktops and mobile phones and check out their favorite comics in an App Store-like environment. Rather than reading cumbersome PDFs, panels appear one at a time and users can increase text size for mobile devices. The service offers social features such as Twitter integration and friend-based comic recommendations. It is a well executed tool with multiple points of purchase including shopping alerts for missing issues and “buy all” buttons to encourage diehard fans to complete their collections. 9. ReTel Technologies: This service is an analytics tool that offers managers a chance to reassess their work environments. The service breaks down surveillance videos into digital snippets and helps franchise owners determine cleanliness, worker habits and efficiency. Dunkin’ Donuts and Shell franchise owners are already testing ReTel for pilot programs. 10. AccelGolf: This service is a GPS rangefinder and mobile scorecard. It allows golfers to analyze the performance of their strokes and new clubs. The company offers a database complete with course data from more than 60 countries. 11.SendGrid: This cloud-based service offers enterprise clients a chance to analyze and improve their transactional email systems. The company helps ensure that purchasing orders and invoices are delivered to clients with little to no coding for customized campaigns. 12.OneForty: This service is best described as “Twitter’s app store”. ReadWriteWeb covered the company’s funding announcement just 15 days into the TechStars program and it has since grown into a full-fledged web phenomenon. After a barrage of press, founder Laura Fitton explains that Twitter developers are already referring others to her community in the Twitter API and developer groups. 13. Sensobi: Sensobi is a mobile address book for business professionals. The service organizes all of your emails and calls on a contact-by-contact basis and encourages you to maintain the ties you need to keep your business afloat. Users can schedule reminders to ensure that they’re giving the proper attention and care to their colleagues. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

As of now, India to take part in 36 sports at Asiad

first_imgThe unprecedented success at the Commonwealth Games (CWG) has definitely raised spirits and India will go with a jumbo contingent at next month’s Asian Games in Guangzhou. There will be 42 sports on show in the southern Chinese city and India will feature in as many as 36 of them. Out of 36, 15 disciplines featured at the CWG.Gearing up for AsiadThe rich medal haul at the CWG – 101 medals including 38 gold – has obviously taken expectations to a new high and India will send about 600 athletes and 150 coaches and support staff to the Games. The decision was taken at a meeting between officials of the Indian Olympic Association and the sports ministry.The ministry has cleared these sports ‘on cost to government’ basis and India will have medal hopes in several of them.The hosts dominated the shooting and wrestling competitions at the CWG, but they are expected to face a stiffer test at the Asian Games. Indian sportspersons in athletics, hockey, badminton and archery are always expected to feature at the quadrennial extravaganza. However, there are some surprises too as sports like football, rugby and sepaktakraw are also in the picture.It is a different matter though that India are nowhere in the reckoning in the bigger picture. With Ashish Kumar bagging two medals at the CWG, India will hope that they can put up a good show in gymnastics as well.They will have high hopes in shooting, boxing, tennis, badminton and kabaddi. But India will not be in action in Twenty20 cricket, making its debut at the Games, which clash with the home series against New Zealand. India finished eighth in the medal tally four years ago in Doha with 10 gold, 17 silver and 26 bronze.advertisementShooter Jaspal Rana won three gold medals – two of them in individual events – and almost bagged the award for the most valuable player of the Games. Chess and tennis contributed two gold medals each while cue sports, kabaddi and the 4x400m women’s relay team also came up with the yellow metal.There were several unlikely medallists as well, in rowing, sailing and wushu. India will face a tough ask in football as the under-23 side has been drawn with Qatar, Kuwait and Singapore.The men’s volleyball team finds itself in Group B of the draw, alongside Vietnam, Kazakhstan and Korea. There are 10 teams in the women’s volleyball competition and India has been grouped with Japan, Taipei, Kazakhstan, Maldives and North Korea.India, which had a tough time against some of the best teams in rugby sevens at the recent Commonwealth Games, has been grouped with Korea, China and Sri Lanka. The women’s rugby team will also be in action and will take on Kazakhstan, Singapore and Japan in group games. India has also entered the sport of sepaktakraw.The men will face Malaysia, Japan and China in the group phase while the women will take on Thailand, Korea and China. In the men’s doubles draw in regu, India has been pooled with Indonesia, Japan and China. The women will face Myanmar and China. India is not considered a force in handball, but that has not stopped them from entering the competition.The men have been grouped with Qatar, Japan, Saudi Arabia, China and Mongolia. The women take on Japan, China and North Korea. India will take on Afghanistan in the men’s basketball preliminary competition.If they get past them, they will find themselves in Group F along with Qatar, Iran, Japan, Taipei and either the Philippines or Saudi Arabia. The women hoopsters, meanwhile, faces an uphill task at the Asian Games as they are drawn in Group A with China, Korea and Thailand.Tentative list1. Aquatics; 2. Archery; 3. Athletics; 4. Badminton; 5. Basketball; 6. Boxing; 7. Cue Sports; 8. Chess; 9. Cycling; 10. Equestrian; 11. Football; 12. Golf; 13. Gymnastics; 14. Handball; 15. Hockey; 16. Kabaddi; 17. Rugby; 18. Sepaktakraw; 19. Shooting; 20. Squash; 21. Table Tennis; 22. Tennis; 23. Weightlifting; 24. Wrestling; 25. Volleyball; 26. Wushu; 27. Bowling; 28. Taekwondo; 29. Rowing; 30. Sailing; 31. Canoe/kayak; 32. Modern Pentathlon; 33. Triathlon; 34. Judo; 35. Karate; 36. Fencinglast_img read more

Long live the Mexican Assassin

first_imgRemember Cezar Guerrero who (I believe) was the self-proclaimed “Mexican Assassain”? He’s playing at Fresno State now and playing pretty well (averaged 13-3-4-1 last season)Oh and he hit five straight half court shots in what appears to be Fresno’s take on midnight madness (emphasis on the midnight, not so much on the madness).Also, bonus points for the Jason Terry dance after his fifth one.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

a month agoEx-Man Utd fullback Darmian delighted to make Parma debut

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ex-Man Utd fullback Darmian delighted to make Parma debutby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian is happy to have made his Parma debut.The fullback featured in defeat to Cagliari.He told TMW: “Personally, I think it went pretty well, physically I felt good and for the two weeks I got to know my teammates, they showed good qualities. The form will improve even more. “I was disappointed because in front of our audience we honestly didn’t get what we wanted, as always the three points, but we did a good game anyway. Positive on Sunday we have to start again, preparing the challenge for Lazio.” last_img read more