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FIDE Trainers& rsquo; Online Seminar set Sept. 25 - 27

The Philippines is eyeing to produce world-class chess trainers and coaches as it hosts the FIDE Trainers’ Online Seminar slated from September 25 to 27 via Zoom platform......»»

Category: sportsSource: thestandard thestandardSep 19th, 2020

Miss Universe PH revolutionizes pageantry with digital series & lsquo;Ring Light& rsquo;

Miss Universe Philippines strives to break pageant norms and build a new beauty tilt that promotes empowered women with a purpose through its new online series, Ring Light, premiering on Sept. 27 on www.empire.ph......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 24th, 2020

Women& rsquo;s group warns against & lsquo;Zoom-bombing& rsquo;

The Center for Women’s Resources (CWR) warned on Tuesday against the rising “zoom-bombing” and online attacks against organizations that offer services amid lockdown and threats of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), as its web seminar on violence against women was attacked by trolls and zoom-bombers last week......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2020

Darry talo na, nanalo pa

BUHAY pa ang tsansa ng Philippine chess team na masilo ang isa sa apat na semifinal slots sa "FIDE Online Chess Olympiad for People with Disabilities". The post Darry talo na, nanalo pa first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsNov 27th, 2020

Great Deals on mobile, broadband plans await at Gift Love, Gift Local Online Sale on Globe myBusiness Shop

For small and medium enterprises, the past few months have been challenging given the loss of income or lower demand due to the restrictions implemented for everyone’s safety. Fortunately, SMEs are now gradually getting back on track, especially those who have embraced digital means to adapt to the new no-contact world......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 27th, 2020

Bernardo rolls on as Philippines stuns Poland

Darry Bernardo sustained his excellent form as he stunned FIDE Master Marcin Moleda to lift Philippines 1 to a stunning 3-1 victory over top seed Poland 1 and a place in the top three after five rounds of the FIDE Online Chess Olympiad for People with Disabilities Wednesday night......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 26th, 2020

How banks and financial institutions can & lsquo;get the edge& rsquo; with technology

Due to limited mobility amid lockdowns and community quarantines, the Philippines is experiencing a rise in online banking. Legacy banks are rapidly upgrading their online offerings and, several digital-only banks are announcing their plans to enter the market.  .....»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 25th, 2020

Pinoy chessers clobber Russians

Henry Lopez and Darry Bernardo sustained their strong showing even as reigning world titlist Sander Severino survived a struggle as Philippines 1 clobbered Russia 2, 3-1, to break into the Top 10 after the third round of the first FIDE Online Chess Olympiad for People with Disabilities Monday night......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 25th, 2020

Philippines shines in online chess

Henry Lopez and Darry Bernardo posted their second straight victories as the Philippines 1 whipped the United States, 4-0, last Sunday and bounced back in contention after two rounds of the first FIDE Online Chess Olympiad for People with Disabilities......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 24th, 2020

MILO launches online Kids& rsquo; Athletics Games

The value of exercise and physical fitness while in home quarantine will be the emphasis MILO National Kids’ Athletics Games......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2020

Alibaba Cloud unveils & lsquo;magic& rsquo; behind world& rsquo;s largest online shopping festival

Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, today revealed the cutting-edge technologies rolled out in support of the 2020 11.11 Global Shopping Festival......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 20th, 2020

Online t& ecirc;te-& agrave;-t& ecirc;te with John Lloyd, Boy Abunda

Eavesdrop on an exciting conversation as John Lloyd Cruz appears as a special guest in the upcoming episode of Boy Abunda’s The Best Talk, streaming live this Saturday (Nov. 21), 9:00 p.m. on livestreaming app Kumu......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 19th, 2020

LG celebrates World TV Day

Building on the success of their recent livestream events, LG Philippines will be hosting an online event, this time to celebrate World TV Day. The wide anticipated international date was conceptualized by the United Nations 24 years ago. It was to commemorate the date on which the first World Television Forum was held in 1996. TV plays an important role in communication and globalization. That’s why each year, LG makes sure to celebrate TV and its contributions to society......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 18th, 2020

Sarah G headlines TNT& rsquo;s biggest online event this year

As a way of giving back and bringing “saya” to millions of its loyal subscribers, mobile services brand TNT is holding Saya Fest, its biggest online event this year headlined by no other than Popstar Royalty and TNT endorser Sarah Geronimo. The online event will be streamed on TNT’s Facebook Page on Nov. 21, Saturday, starting at 7:00 p.m......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 18th, 2020

Distancing and decentralization

Former Makabayan party-lister Neri Colmenares, my friend with whom I’ve butted heads before in public, has lately been making online news......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 16th, 2020

Coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown dead at 78

By JOSEPH WHITE AP Sports Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — John Thompson, the imposing Hall of Famer who turned Georgetown into a “Hoya Paranoia” powerhouse and became the first Black coach to lead a team to the NCAA men’s basketball championship, has died. He was 78 His death was announced in a family statement released by Georgetown on Monday. No details were disclosed. “Our father was an inspiration to many and devoted his life to developing young people not simply on but, most importantly, off the basketball court. He is revered as a historic shepherd of the sport, dedicated to the welfare of his community above all else,” the statement said. “However, for us, his greatest legacy remains as a father, grandfather, uncle, and friend. More than a coach, he was our foundation. More than a legend, he was the voice in our ear everyday.” One of the most celebrated and polarizing figures in his sport, Thompson took over a moribund Georgetown program in the 1970s and molded it in his unique style into a perennial contender, culminating with a national championship team anchored by center Patrick Ewing in 1984. Georgetown reached two other title games with Thompson in charge and Ewing patrolling the paint, losing to Michael Jordan’s North Carolina team in 1982 and to Villanova in 1985. At 6-foot-10, with an ever-present white towel slung over his shoulder, Thompson literally and figuratively towered over the Hoyas for decades, becoming a patriarch of sorts after he quit coaching in 1999. One of his sons, John Thompson III, was hired as Georgetown’s coach in 2004. When the son was fired in 2017, the elder Thompson -- known affectionately as “Big John” or “Pops” to many -- was at the news conference announcing Ewing as the successor. Along the way, Thompson said what he thought, shielded his players from the media and took positions that weren’t always popular. He never shied away from sensitive topics -- particularly the role of race in both sports and society -- and he once famously walked off the court before a game to protest an NCAA rule because he felt it hurt minority athletes. “I’ll probably be remembered for all the things that kept me out of the Hall of Fame, ironically, more than for the things that got me into it,” Thompson said on the day he was elected to the Hall in 1999. Thompson became coach of the Hoyas in 1972 and began remaking a team that was 3-23 the previous season. Over the next 27 years, he led Georgetown to 14 straight NCAA tournaments (1979-92), 24 consecutive postseason appearances (20 NCAA, 4 NIT), three Final Fours (1982, 1984, 1985) and won six Big East tournament championships. Employing a physical, defense-focused approach that frequently relied on a dominant center -- Alonzo Mourning and Dikembe Mutombo were among his other pupils -- Thompson compiled a 596-239 record (.715 winning percentage). He had 26 players drafted by the NBA. One of his honors -- his selection as coach of the U.S. team for the 1988 Olympics -- had a sour ending when the Americans had to settle for the bronze medal. It was a result so disappointing that Thompson put himself on a sort of self-imposed leave at Georgetown for a while, coaching practices and games but leaving many other duties to his assistants. Off the court, Thompson was both a role model and a lightning rod. A stickler for academics, he kept a deflated basketball on his desk, a reminder to his players that a degree was a necessity because a career in basketball relied on a tenuous “nine pounds of air.” The school boasted that 76 of 78 players who played four seasons under Thompson received their degrees. He was a Black coach who recruited mostly Black players to a predominantly white Jesuit university in Washington, and Thompson never hesitated to speak out on behalf of his players. One of the most dramatic moments in Georgetown history came on Jan. 14, 1989, when he walked off the court to a standing ovation before the tipoff of a home game against Boston College, demonstrating in a most public way his displeasure against NCAA Proposition 42. The rule denied athletic scholarships to freshmen who didn’t meet certain requirements, and Thompson said it was biased against underprivileged students. Opposition from Thompson, and others, led the NCAA to modify the rule. Thompson’s most daring move came that same year, when he summoned notorious drug kingpin Rayful Edmond III for a meeting in the coach’s office. Thompson warned Edmond to stop associating with Hoyas players and to leave them alone, using his respect in the Black community to become one of the few people to stare down Edmond and not face a reprisal. Though aware of his influence, Thompson did not take pride in becoming the first Black coach to take a team to the Final Four, and he let a room full of reporters know it when asked his feelings on the subject at a news conference in 1982. “I resent the hell out of that question if it implies I am the first Black coach competent enough to take a team to the Final Four,” Thompson said. “Other Blacks have been denied the right in this country; coaches who have the ability. I don’t take any pride in being the first Black coach in the Final Four. I find the question extremely offensive.” Born Sept. 2, 1941, John R. Thompson Jr. grew up in Washington, D.C. His father was always working — on a farm in Maryland and later as a laborer in the city — and could neither read nor write. “I never in my life saw my father’s hands clean,” Thompson told The Associated Press in 2007. “Never. He’d come home and scrub his hands with this ugly brown soap that looked like tar. I thought that was the color of his hands. When I was still coaching, kids would show up late for practice and I’d (say) ... ‘My father got up every morning of his life at 5 a.m. to go to work. Without an alarm.‘” Thompson’s parents emphasized education, but he struggled in part of because of poor eyesight and labored in Catholic grammar school. He was moved to a segregated public school, had a growth spurt and became good enough at basketball to get into John Carroll, a Catholic high school, where he led the team to 55 consecutive victories and two city titles. He went to Providence College as one of the most touted basketball prospects in the country and led the Friars to the first NCAA bid in school history. He graduated in 1964 and played two seasons with Red Auerbach’s Boston Celtics, earning a pair of championship rings as a sparingly used backup to Bill Russell. Thompson returned to Washington, got his master’s degree in guidance and counseling from the University of the District of Columbia and went 122-28 over six seasons at St. Anthony’s before accepting the job at Georgetown, an elite school that had relatively few Black students. Faculty and students rallied around him after a bedsheet with racist words was hung inside the school’s gym before a game during the 1974-75 season. Thompson sheltered his players with closed practices, tightly controlled media access and a prohibition on interviews with freshmen in their first semester -- a restriction that still stands for Georgetown’s basketball team. Combined with Thompson’s flashes of emotion and his players’ rough-and-tumble style of play, it wasn’t long before the words “Hoya Paranoia” came to epitomize the new era of basketball on the Hilltop campus. Georgetown lost the 1982 NCAA championship game when Fred Brown mistakenly passed the ball to North Carolina’s James Worthy in the game’s final seconds. Two years later, Ewing led an 84-75 win over Houston in the title game. The Hoyas were on the verge of a repeat the following year when they were stunned in the championship game by coach Rollie Massimino’s Villanova team in one of the biggest upsets in tournament history. Success allowed Thompson to rake in money through endorsements, but he ran afoul of his Georgetown bosses when he applied for a gambling license for a business venture in Nevada in 1995. Thompson, who liked playing the slot machines in Las Vegas, reluctantly dropped the application after the university president objected. Centers Ewing, Mourning and Mutombo turned Georgetown into “Big Man U” under Thompson, although his last superstar was guard Allen Iverson, who in 1996 also became the first player under Thompson to leave school early for the NBA draft. “Thanks for Saving My Life Coach,” Iverson wrote at the start of an Instagram post Monday with photos of the pair. The Hoyas teams in the 1990s never came close to matching the achievements of the 1980s, and Thompson’s era came to a surprising and sudden end when he resigned in the middle of the 1998-99 season, citing distractions from a pending divorce. Thompson didn’t fade from the limelight. He became a sports radio talk show host and a TV and radio game analyst, joining the very profession he had frustrated so often as a coach. He loosened up, allowing the public to see his lighter side, but he remained pointed and combative when a topic mattered to him. A torch was passed in 2004, when John Thompson III became Georgetown’s coach. The younger Thompson, with “Pops” often watching from the stands or sitting in the back of the room for news conferences, returned the Hoyas to the Final Four in 2007. Another son, Ronny Thompson, was head coach for one season at Ball State and is now a TV analyst. ___ Joseph White, a former AP sports writer in Washington who died in 2019, prepared this obituary. AP Sports Writer Howard Fendrich contributed......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 15th, 2020

Chinese indulge in shopping bonanza

Shanghai, China—Chinese consumers snapped up everything from food to electronics and beauty products Wednesday as retailers slashed prices for the world’s largest online shopping bonanza, closely watched this year for clues on post-pandemic consumer sentiment......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 12th, 2020

Getting serious about manufacturing

As we make our way into the brave new world of the “new normal,” one area of particular concern involves our manufacturing sector, where it’s simply impossible to do everything online from home. This concern is especially acute for our country, where manufacturing has long stagnated under the weight of restrictions on foreign investment, labor-market rigidities, and shortcomings in our infrastructure and logistics systems......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 10th, 2020

Quizon leads cast in chess qualifiers

International Master Daniel Quizon and Woman Grandmaster candidate Kylen Joy Mordido shoot for nothing less than slots to the premier 18-under open and girls’ divisions of the FIDE Online World Cadets and Youth Rapid Chess Championships when the National Chess Federation of the Philippines holds its qualifiers tomorrow......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 5th, 2020

Spain tightens rules for betting

Madrid---Spain’s government on Tuesday approved a law significantly restricting betting and gambling adverts both online and on TV and radio over the “sense of alarm” it has raised within society. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 4th, 2020

Fine-tuning your tech habits on TikTok

In today’s new normal set-up where most day-to-day activities happen online, digital wellbeing has now emerged as a new category in the health and wellness space. Digital wellbeing is defined as the measure for how technology use can impact the physical and mental health of a person......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2020