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Kai Sotto raring to learn from Gilas seniors

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first_imgCarpio 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases LATEST STORIEScenter_img Kai Sotto. PBA IMAGESKai Sotto, pegged as the future of Gilas Pilipinas, is just humbled by the opportunity given to him by coach Chot Reyes to train with the national team.But the 7-foot center doesn’t want to feel pressured after being touted as one of the cornerstones for the 2023 Fiba World Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Zark’s-Lyceum gets act together, staves off Akari-Adamson “I just want to focus on what I’m doing. I don’t want to think about the pressure,” said Sotto on Monday after attending his first Gilas Pilipinas practice as a “23-for-23” cadet.The 15-year-old Sotto had his first chance to bang bodies with his contemporaries as he went to scrimmage with the likes of June Mar Fajardo, Japeth Aguilar, and Calvin Abueva.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 folkAnd it didn’t take long for him to learn his first lessons from the current Gilas pool members.“If you’re playing basketball everyday, you’ll know what’s happening on the court. I think all of us players can learn here. I try to reach out to the seniors because I want to learn from them,” he said. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Sotto hopes that he can get a chance to attend more of these Gilas practices, granting that he’s free from his school assignments and obligations with the Ateneo Blue Eaglets.“I can join here if we don’t have an exam or we don’t have a game the following day. I’m just really happy and excited to attend these sessions,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

Regal Ronaldo tipped for Best FIFA award

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first_imgHe is nominated alongside his eternal rival Lionel Messi and Messi’s former Barcelona team-mate Neymar, now of Paris Saint-Germain.“In the end, Ronaldo is ahead of the others,” Roma icon Francesco Totti told the FIFA website ahead of the ceremony at the London Palladium.“He had an amazing season and also accomplished all of his goals with the most prestigious of teams.”Lionel Messi has made a superb start to the current La Liga campaign, scoring 15 goals for Barcelona and earning Argentina a place at the 2018 World Cup with a magical hat-trick against Ecuador © AFP/File / LLUIS GENEShould Ronaldo prevail, it will pave the way for him to match Messi’s record of five Ballons d’Or when France Football magazine announce the winner of that award early next year.Ronaldo, 32, won the inaugural Best FIFA Men’s Player Award last year after a six-year merger between the FIFA honour and the Ballon d’Or.Ronaldo previously won the FIFA World Player of the Year award, the precursor to the Best FIFA award, in 2008.Messi, 30, scored 54 goals last season as Barcelona won the Copa del Rey.The Argentina great has made a superb start to the current campaign, scoring 15 goals for Barcelona and earning his country a place at next year’s World Cup with a magical hat-trick against Ecuador.“We all know who is the best player in the world,” says Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde.“The truth is, the handing out of a trophy isn’t something that worries me too much.”– Zidane eyes coach crown –Brazil star Neymar, 25, won the Copa del Rey with Barcelona last season before joining PSG in a blockbuster 222 million euros ($262 million) deal that obliterated the world transfer record.Shortlist for the Best 2017 FIFA Women’s Player award comprises Venezuela’s Deyna Castellanos, American star Carli Lloyd (pictured) and Dutchwoman Lieke Martens © GETTY/AFP/File / GRANT HALVERSONThe voting for the award, equally weighted between national team captains, national team coaches, media and fans, closed last month.Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is expected to be named Best FIFA Men’s Coach after becoming the first man to mastermind a successful defence of the European Cup in the Champions League era.The former France playmaker is up against Chelsea’s Antonio Conte and Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri.“To be sincere, if they give me it, I’ll take it with pleasure,” Zidane said.“But if the question is, ‘Am I the best coach in the world?’ No, and I’m sure of it.”Veteran Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is shortlisted for the Best FIFA Goalkeeper prize alongside Ronaldo’s Madrid team-mate Keylor Navas and Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer.The shortlist for the Best FIFA Women’s Player award comprises Venezuela’s Deyna Castellanos, American star Carli Lloyd and Dutchwoman Lieke Martens.The winner of the Puskas Award for the best goal of 2017 will also be announced.The favourites are Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud’s ‘scorpion kick’ volley against Crystal Palace and South African goalkeeper Oscarine Masuluke’s remarkable overhead bicycle kick for Baroka against Orlando Pirates.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Cristiano Ronaldo’s stunning exploits with Real Madrid make him the strong favourite to win the 2017 Best FIFA Men’s Player Award © AFP/File / GABRIEL BOUYSLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 23 – Cristiano Ronaldo’s stunning exploits with Real Madrid make him the strong favourite to win the 2017 Best FIFA Men’s Player Award at Monday’s ceremony in London.The Portuguese superstar, who won last year’s inaugural award, fired Madrid to glory in La Liga and scored 12 goals as they won the Champions League for the third time in four seasons.last_img read more

Best Buy Announces MobileMe Competitor “mIQ”

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first_imgThe Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#mobile#news#NYT#Product Reviews#web sarah perez Earlier this week, electronics retailer Best Buy announced a new mobile backup service called mIQ. Designed to compete with similar services like Apple’s MobileMe or Microsoft’s My Phone, mIQ offers up to 1 GB of storage space in the cloud for photos, video, contact and calendar information, SMS messages, and more. However, unlike its competitors, mIQ has a couple of distinct advantages: it’s 100% free and anyone can sign up to use it. What mIQ DoesMobile phone backup services are par for the course these days. Several vendors offer their own version: for example, Apple has MobileMe, Microsoft has My Phone and Nokia has Ovi. Despite this fact, a lot of users aren’t taking advantage of these solutions for one of two reasons: either their phone isn’t supported or they simply don’t want to pay for the service. Case in point, Apple’s MobileMe starts at a hefty $99 per year. After already blowing hundreds on the handset alone, that extra fee often proves to be too much for some users. That’s why Best Buy mIQ has appeal. Although the service maxes out at 1 GB of storage, it’s enough for the average mobile phone user to backup everything on their phone with room to spare (well, except for iPhone users, but they’re not supported at this time. Guess they have to pony up the $99 after all).  Related Posts In addition to providing online storage, the new service also provides a web site where users can access their online account, even reading and responding to incoming SMS messages from their PC. From the website, mIQ users can share photos and videos to popular social networks, too, including Facebook, Flickr, FriendFeed and Twitter. And all changes made from the web instantly sync back to the mobile phone and vice versa. Officially launching on Monday October 12th, mIQ will be pre-installed on any supported phone sold at Best Buy. In addition, other users, even those who bought their phone elsewhere, can sign up to use the service too from miqlive.com. Currently the system, built by Seattle-based Dashwire, supports smartphones running BlackBerry, Windows Mobile and Symbian S60 operating systems like the BlackBerry 9700, Bold, Tour, Nokia E71 and N97, HTC Pro 2, Samsung Omnia II and T-Mobile Dash 3G.But you don’t have to wait until Monday to sign up. The site is accepting registrations as of now. What’s the Catch? Why is mIQ Free?If you’re wondering why Best Buy would offer a valuable backup service like this for free when so many others force you to pay, it’s because the company is busy rebranding themselves as more than just a place to buy phones and accessories. They want to be an end-to-end mobile solutions provider – a place where you can shop for phones from multiple carriers, get advice, and receive support for your handset throughout the life of the phone.To accomplish this goal, the company has been busy ramping up new offerings like a dedicated Best Buy Mobile site, a revamped Facebook page with new applications, and of course, a partnership with Google for exclusive Best Buy apps, including some designed just for Android phones. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementlast_img read more

Bolts claim top spot, rally past Beermen

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first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight The Bolts stared at a 32-19 deficit in the first quarter that ballooned to 18, 71-53, midway in the third quarter.“That was just a great second half for our team. We tried to make some adjustments at halftime and we tried to implement adjustments that the players went out and executed,” Black said.“It was still very difficult and it took us a long time to really get our bearings and get on a run, get some momentum, but towards the end of the game, the lineup we had on the floor really worked out for us. We played better defense, and of course, AD picked it up offensively which helped us a lot,” added Black as Meralco beat San Miguel for the first time in six conferences.June Mar Fajardo led San Miguel with 26 points, eight rebounds, and three blocks, but his floater in the final 10 seconds could not find its mark.Terrence Watson added 18 markers and 10 boards, while Marcio Lassiter also got 18.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary View comments LATEST STORIES E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  PBA IMAGESAllen Durham scored the go-ahead basket and Meralco clinched the top spot with a 104-101 comeback win over San Miguel Beer Sunday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Durham made the game-winning shot with 27.1 seconds left that capped off Meralco’s 16-5 finishing kick. He finished with 35 points and 13 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Tempers flare in SMB-Meralco duel Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president “It’s a big win for the Meralco program. I think it’s probably the first time we finished number one at the end of the elimination round, and now it’s on to the playoffs where things are a little more difficult,” said Meralco coach Norman Black.The Bolts, who wound up with a 9-2 card, will face the No. 8 Blackwater Elite. as his side now braces for eighth seed Blackwater in the quarterfinals armed with a twice-to-beat advantage.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJared Dillinger chipped in 16 markers, five coming in the fourth quarter that triggered the endgame uprising as Meralco fought back from a 96-87 deficit with 3:19 remaining.Chris Newsome added 14 points, six assists, and four boards, while Baser Amer had 13, none bigger than his game-tying three that knotted the score at 98 with 1:28 left. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City The loss put the Beermen in a tough situation as they will have to beat Barangay Ginebra twice in the quarters.The scores:MERALCO 104 – Durham 35, Dillinger 16, Newsome 14, Amer 13, Hodge 8, Tolomia 8, De Ocampo 6, Nabong 2, Hugnatan 2, Lanete 0.SAN MIGUEL 101 – Fajardo 26, Lassiter 18, Watson 18, Cabagnot 16, Ross 10, Santos 6, Rosser 4, Espinas 3, Heruela 0.Quarters: 19-32, 39-51, 69-81, 104-101. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  MOST READlast_img read more

When a DSP beats a hardware accelerator

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first_imgEmbedded CPUs took off almost everywhere because they offer flexibility along with pretty good performance and low power and usually much lower cost. When compared with a solution requiring a separate microprocessor or microcontroller coupled to your custom hardware, switching to designs based on embedded CPUs was a no-brainer. But CPUs of any kind have limits. Even though we can move our algorithms into software, the potential complexity of algorithms is unbounded. We can write the programs and they will run, but not necessarily in an acceptable time or within a reasonable power budget.Source: CEVAThat’s why microprocessor makers quickly came up with the concept of hardware accelerators – hardware functions which can perform commonly needed tasks, for example floating point arithmetic, much faster than would be possible if run in software on the CPU. This idea caught on quickly and other accelerators started to appear, for cryptography, regular expression handling and graphics functions as just a few examples.All of this works very well but sacrifices one important advantage of software-based solutions: Because the implementation is mostly hard-coded, it’s difficult to modify. Accelerators may allow for some limited level of tuning through register controls, but otherwise if you need to fix a bug or change the algorithm you have to redesign the hardware. Responding to field failures and evolving market demands becomes much more expensive.What you really want is the best of both worlds – a way to accelerate algorithms while still being able to define those algorithms in software. Of course the range of all possible algorithms is infinite so there is unlikely to be one solution for all cases. But for a substantial set of very commonly used functions, DSPs can provide exactly this solution.Consider almost any operation that must work on streaming data. Obvious examples can be found in audio processing, from filtering to PDM-PCM conversion to acoustic echo cancellation. Or think about stream-based cyphers such as SNOW and ZUC (used in LTE). In a signal processing context, think about channel estimation between base stations and cell phones. This aims to optimize transmissions to current conditions for maximum reliability and requires complex matrix computation on received signals. More generally still, think about any application which can benefit from very wide parallelism, such as AES cryptography.Streaming computation, complex math (matrix, floating point) and/or high levels of parallelism are all areas where a DSP shines and should be considered seriously as an alternative to a hardware accelerator. An implementation will also be smaller than the hard-coded accelerator in many cases, reducing the unit cost of your product. As for power, perhaps the accelerator will be a little lower than the DSP implementation, but the DSP power will still be much lower than a CPU-based equivalent. Better yet, you may be able to consolidate multiple acceleration functions onto a DSP, eliminating the need for several accelerators, if these accelerations don’t need to run at the same time. For even more processing horsepower, you can use a multi-core DSP, just like you can use multi-core CPUs.Source: CEVAMost important, a DSP implementation is programmable, in C, just like your CPU core. You’ll need to do some things a little differently – to optimize for parallelism for example – but a good compiler and modeling simulator for the DSP should make this relatively easy. So you get all the advantage of bug-fixing and product upgradability without needing to change the underlying hardware. Improved customer satisfaction and improved revenue streams. Not bad.There’s another advantage: As a processor it can support multiple functions. Consider GNSS, the global location standard and a function that benefits significantly from DSP-based computation. This is a good feature to have in mobile devices certainly but there’s now also a boom in GNSS for fixed devices to simplify provisioning, updates and maintenance. If your device is already DSP enabled, GNSS may be a software add-on with some vendors and can run in quiet periods when other functions are dormant. If you already had a hardware based GNSS or were planning to add one, you can save yourself both area and power.I’m not suggesting that DSP implementations can necessarily replace all your hardware accelerators. Some accelerator functions may not be a good fit to the strengths of a DSP. And some may fit within some range, but not outside that range; for example your only option for a very large filter may still be a hard-wired implementation. But that leaves a lot of functions where a DSP comes close to an equivalent hardware accelerator on performance and power, may actually be better on cost, and has infinitely more flexibility than the hardware version. Worth considering.This blog is the second in a series that started with “Why DSPs are suddenly everywhere”. Stay tuned for the third blog: “Decisions, decisions: Hardware accelerator or DSP?”.Guy Givoni works with CEVA Inc. Customer Solution Group as Architecture and VLSI Expert. Guy brings with him 10 years of multi-disciplinary experience, in Software development, Hardware design, micro and macro Architecture developing, and System Architecture and integration. In his current position Guy is dedicated to guide and elevate CEVA’s customer to achieve peak competitive performance, improving their System Design and Integration, Hardware implementation, and Software over Hardware design. Guy holds a B.Sc. in Computer Engineering from Bar-Ilan University and an MBA from Tel-Aviv University. Continue Reading Previous IP provider brings high-accuracy, low-power location technology for IoTNext Benchmark scores highlight broad range of machine-learning inference performance Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components last_img read more

10 months agoSouthampton boss Hasenhuttl happy with ‘Klopp of Alps’ nickname

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first_imgSouthampton boss Hasenhuttl happy with ‘Klopp of Alps’ nicknameby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl says he is fine being called the ‘Jurgen Klopp of the Alps’ after his excessive celebrations against Arsenal on Sunday.The Austrian was criticised after celebrating the win rather than shaking Unai Emery’s hand.”I ran on the pitch, and when I returned my colleague Unai Emery was gone already,” Hasenhuttl told kicker. “This was an issue over here, and also that I left the technical area twice following our goals. They don’t like it here.”Although Hasenhuttl has been compared to Klopp’s style of football, he admits his celebration style is also similar to the Liverpool boss.Asked about the nickname, he added: “I don’t have a problem with it at all,” Hasenhuttl said. “I guess they draw the comparisons with Jurgen because, just like him, I tend to live the technical area and I am as emotional when celebrating.”But I must control my emotions better here, otherwise those fines will be damn expensive.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoLeicester to offer fans free beer and mince pies after traumatic year

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first_imgLeicester to offer fans free beer and mince pies after traumatic yearby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City have told fans they have them covered for Boxing Day.Fans will be handed free beer and mince pies ahead of Leicester City’s game against Manchester City on Boxing Day, the club has announced.The gesture from the Foxes is a show of appreciation for the support the fans have shown in one of the most traumatic years in the club’s history.Owner and chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was tragically killed in a helicopter crash outside the King Power Stadium in October.And at the end of tragic 2018, the club are planning a host of activities before the 3om kick-off.There will be a Fan Village set up opposite the Foxes Fanstore.It will include a live band, fairgrounds rides and face painting for families between 12pm and 3pm. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoKenyon: Man Utd paying for dumping Mourinho

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first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Kenyon: Man Utd paying for dumping Mourinhoby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the lovePeter Kenyon says Manchester United should never have replaced Jose Mourinho with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.The Reds struggled to see off Rochdale, 17th in League One, in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night, progressing eventually on penaties.Solskjaer’s side were also widely condemned after being humiliated in the Premier League last Sunday, losing 2-0 at West Ham . They now face a tough test against a confident Arsenal side. Former United chief Kenyon said: “If you put me in charge of a great club and you needed to appoint a manager, my first thought would be José Mourinho.“He’s intelligent, he’s relevant and has vast experience. He isn’t outdated. I just think he needs the right club. I’m sure that you’ll see Mourinho be a part of a great club again.”He added: “The key is to give him the adequate structure and organisation to make sure he’s a part of everything.“I was the first to express my disappointment when he left United because I think he could have been a part of that great leadership structure.“No one better than him knows what United represents. José is far from being an irrelevant and outdated manager.” last_img read more