Six Key Takeaways From The First Presidential Debate In Cleveland

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Image via the ‘First Presidential Debate’ video pool feed.CLEVELAND – After more than a year of circling each other, Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden met on the debate stage Tuesday night in Ohio.The 74-year-old president and the 77-year-old former vice president are similar in age, and they share a mutual dislike. But they differ starkly in style and substance. All of that was evident from the outset on the Cleveland stage.Here are key takeaways from the first of three scheduled presidential debates before Election Day on Nov. 3.And In This Corner:Trump is no stranger to going on offense, but his pugilistic approach on stage left his Democratic opponent fighting to complete a sentence.” Trailing in public and private polling, Trump advisers have pushed him to reframe the election away from a referendum on his presidency to a choice between him and Biden. Trump, instead, commandeered the debate, trying to trip up Biden by interrupting and insulting him. In the process, Trump made the debate more about himself.“There’s nothing smart about you,” Trump said of Biden. “47 years you’ve done nothing.”While Trump played into his reputation as a bully, it may have been effective at breaking up the worst of Biden’s attacks — simply by talking over them.Trump aides believed before the debate that Biden would be unable to withstand the withering offensive in style and substance from Trump, but Biden came with a few retorts of his own, calling Trump a “clown” and mocking Trump’s style by asking, “Will you shut up, man?”Trump’s supporters may have been cheered by his frontal assault. Whether undecided voters, who watched the debate to try to learn about the two candidates, were impressed is another matter.Moderator Chris Wallace was none too amused, delivering a pointed reproach to Trump for his interruptions. “Frankly, you’ve been doing more interrupting,” Wallace said, appealing to Trump to let his opponent speak.Trump is fond of superlatives, but in the case of the debate there is little doubt that it was the most acrimonious since the forums have been televised.The COVID-19 Pandemic:Trump has wanted the election to be about anything but the coronavirus pandemic, but he couldn’t outrun reality on the debate stage.“It is what it is because you are who you are,” Biden told the president, echoing Trump’s own words and referring to his months of downplaying COVID-19 while he said privately he understood how deadly it is.But Trump didn’t take it quietly. He proceeded to blitz Biden with a mix of self-defense and counter-offensives. The 200,000 dead? Biden’s death toll would have been “millions,” Trump said. A rocky economy? Biden would’ve been worse. Biden wouldn’t have manufactured enough masks or ventilators.The kicker: “There will be a vaccine very soon.”Biden fell back on his bottom line: “A lot of people died, and a lot more are going to unless he gets a lot smarter.”For voters still undecided about who’d better handle the pandemic, the exchange may not have offered anything new.Racial Reckoning:Trump said Biden was the politician who helped put millions of Black Americans in prison with the 1994 crime law. Biden called Trump “the racist” in the Oval Office.For a nation confronting a summer of racial unrest — and centuries of injustice — the debate was the latest cultural flashpoint.Biden was quiet as Trump blitzed him as a tool of the “radical left” and a weak figure who opposes “law and order.” He pressed Biden repeatedly to name any police union that’s endorsed him. He falsely accused Biden of wanting to “defund the police.”Biden didn’t capitalize when Trump refused to condemn armed militias and insisted, against the guidance of his own FBI director: “This is not a right-wing problem. This is a left-wing problem.”“Proud Boys, stand back and stand by,” Trump said when prompted on the far-right group. “But I’ll tell you what, somebody’s got to do something about antifa and the left.”The former vice president tried to push back, but not until after Trump had made his arguments, including the misrepresentations.Biden regained some footing mocking the president’s warnings about suburbs, saying, “He wouldn’t know a suburb unless he took a wrong turn.” And perhaps revealing the thinking about allowing Trump the rhetorical upper hand, Biden said, “All these dog whistles and racism doesn’t work anymore.”Question About Court, Answer About Health Care:Trump defended his decision to nominate Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court just weeks before Election Day, saying “elections have consequences.”Biden said he was “not opposed to the justice,” but said the “American people have a right to have a say in who the Supreme Court nominee is.”But rather than litigate Republicans’ 2016 blocking of Merrick Garland to the high court, Biden quickly pivoted to the issues that will potentially come before the court: health care and abortion. It’s an effort by the Democrat to refocus the all-but-certain confirmation fight for Trump’s third justice to the Supreme Court into an assault on Trump and his record.Biden said Barrett, who would be the sixth justice on the nine-member court to be appointed by a Republican, would endanger the Affordable Care Act and tens of millions of Americans with preexisting conditions, and would imperil legalized abortion. It was a reframing of the political debate to terms far more favorable to the Democrat, and one Trump played into. Trump said of the conservative Barrett, “You don’t know her view on Roe vs. Wade” and he defended his efforts to try to chip away at the popular Obama-era health law.Biden has tried to press Democrats to use the court confirmation fight as a rallying cry against Trump, and the debate discussion largely played out on his turf.Image via the ‘First Presidential Debate’ video pool feed.‘Invisible’ Wallace Struggles To Contain Trump:Debate moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News tried mightily to hold his ground Tuesday after saying beforehand that it was not his job to fact-check the candidates, especially Trump, in real time.But Wallace struggled to stop Trump from interrupting and at times seemed to lose control of the debate.“Mr. President, as the moderator, we are going to talk about COVID in the next segment,” Wallace said.Soon after: “I’m the moderator, and I’d like you to let me ask my question.”Minutes later: “I have to give you roughly equal time. Please let the vice president talk.”And when Wallace noted that Trump hasn’t come up with his health care plan in nearly four years, Trump turned the question back on Wallace.“First of all, I’m debating you and not him. That’s okay. I’m not surprised.”Wallace had said he wanted to be “invisible.”Well, that was impossible.Family Business:As expected, Trump found a way to bring up Hunter Biden, the former vice president’s son, and recycle allegations about the younger Biden’s international business practices. Biden called Trump’s litany “discredited” and fired back, “I mean, his family we can talk about all night.”But Biden sidestepped any of the specifics of Trump’s international business dealings and instead turned straight to the camera. “This is not about my family or his family,” Biden said as Trump tried to talk over him. “This is about your family.”In a later exchange, Trump interrupted Biden when he was talking about his late son, Beau Biden, who died of cancer in 2015 after having served in Iraq.“I don’t know Beau, I know Hunter,” Trump said.last_img read more

Nylander scores twice, Maple Leafs power past Jets 6-3

first_img Associated Press Television News FOLLOW US First Published: 3rd January, 2020 13:40 IST WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV COMMENTcenter_img Last Updated: 3rd January, 2020 13:40 IST Nylander Scores Twice, Maple Leafs Power Past Jets 6-3 William Nylander had two goals and an assist as the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Winnipeg Jets 6-3 on Thursday night to extend their point streak to nine games. Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US William Nylander had two goals and an assist as the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Winnipeg Jets 6-3 on Thursday night to extend their point streak to nine games.Kasperi Kapanen had a goal and assist, and Travis Dermott, Pierre Engvall and Mitch Marner also scored for the Leafs, who are 8-0-1 during their streak. Frederik Andersen stopped 45 shots.Kyle Connor and Mark Scheifele each had a goal and an assist for Winnipeg, and Patrik Laine also scored. Connor Hellebuyck stopped 12 of 17 shots for the Jets before being replaced by Laurent Brossoit, who made 10 saves on 11 shots in the third period.The Jets have one win in their last five games (1-3-1) and have lost five straight (0-4-1) at home.The Leafs led 2-0 after the first period, and each team scored three in the second.Nylander’s 18th goal of the season at 3:24 of the first period gave him at least one goal in each of his past five games.Jets defenseman Luca Sbisa couldn’t control the puck inside Winnipeg’s blue line and Kapanen was right there to scoop it up and score on Hellebuyck at the nine-minute mark to make it 2-0.Winnipeg had a power play midway through the opening period, but Andersen stopped Laine three times, including a snapping glove save.Winnipeg went on the power play early in the second after Maple Leafs forward Jason Spezza was sent off for delay of game. Connor used the man advantage to record his team-leading 21st goal of the season with a wrist shot on Andersen’s stick side at 3:45.Laine tied it 2-2 at 7:44 with a sharp-angled shot from near the goal line.The Maple Leafs were being outshot 11-0 in the period when Laine notched his 15th goal of the season, but they capitalized on their first two shots of the period.Dermott poked in a loose puck in the crease at 9:02 and Engvall scored 35 seconds later to make it 4-2.Scheifele notched his 19th of the season at 12:48 to pull Winnipeg within one again, but Marner fired a one-timer on the power play and the puck bounced off Hellebuyck’s arm into the net to restore Toronto’s two-goal lead.Nylander scored his second goal of the game at 3:24 of the third when he beat Brossoit from the side of the net.NOTES: Connor has seven goals in his past five games. … Laine has four goals and three assists in his past six games. … Nylander has six goals and five assists in his five-game point streak.UP NEXTMaple Leafs: Host the New York Islanders on Saturday to open a three-game homestand.Jets: At Minnesota to open a four-game trip. last_img read more

Nominations can reel in millions for films

first_imgA more recent study concluded that a nomination in the Best Picture or Best Actor category could increase weekly box office revenue by more than 200 percent in subsequent weeks. A nomination for Best Actress increased weekly revenue by 150 percent, according to the study “For Oscar Glory or Oscar money?” published in 2005 in the Journal of Cultural Economics. The study contradicted Nelson’s, concluding that the bulk of extra revenue comes after a nomination, with the actual award adding little to the bottom line. The financial importance of an award is greater on independent producers looking to parlay credibility into financing for future films, analysts say. Major studios also benefit because talent agents tend to bring “A-list” actors and screenwriters to more successful studios. But the actual financial benefit to a particular film, its studio, or the multinational media conglomerates that own the studios is harder to determine. “You’ve got this fog around the actual number,” said Harold Vogel, a financial analyst and author of the book “Entertainment Industry Economics.” Vogel said figures for film costs that appear in trade publications simply can’t be trusted. Neither can estimates of marketing budgets, leaving it nearly impossible to gauge whether a film has actually made a profit. And there are costs associated with awards. Studios typically spend millions of dollars to tout nominations and even more to advertise an Oscar winner, cutting into whatever extra revenue those awards may generate.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Movie studios spend millions of dollars this time of year touting the Academy Award nominations garnered by their films. But does an Oscar translate into box office bucks? The answer is hard to determine, although most industry analysts and economists seem to agree that nominations and wins can add anywhere from $10 million to $50 million to the gross revenue of a film. Figuring the worth of an Oscar to a film or even an individual is tricky in a town where budgets are hazy at best and where studio economics increasingly include deals that give some participants a slice of gross ticket sales, even if the movie is a stinker. One often-cited study done in 2001 by a Colby College professor concluded that films that receive “top” nominations – Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Actress – can expect significant revenue boosts. The study took into account that a large proportion of Oscar-nominated films are released in the fourth quarter, meaning they are likely still in theaters when nominations are announced and the awards actually given. For those late-year films, a nomination is worth about $7.8 million, while a win can add an additional $16 million on average, according to study co-author Randy Nelson. “The numbers could be bigger now because they moved up the nomination and awards dates,” Nelson said Friday. Other things have changed since the original study, including the fact that studios release films internationally much sooner than they used to and that films are often released onto DVD while still in theaters. Nelson and his colleagues are conducting a new study to account for the changes. last_img read more

Happy Birthday to… Ballybofey!

first_imgThe town of Ballybofey is 400 years old this weekend and the locals are celebrating in style.In 1619, a charter was granted for a market to be established on the banks of the River Finn.  While there certainly were people already living along the River’s banks, this is the first record of a formal gathering in BallybofeyIn celebration of this, a big weekend of family-friendly activities has been planned for all the enjoy from 27th to 29th September. “The weekend of events celebrates Ballybofey’s rich culture and history,” explains Leah Fairman of BASICC (Ballybofey & Stranorlar Integrated Community Company). “We’d like to thank everyone who has been in touch with ideas, organised events and volunteered their time. The weekend is a huge community effort and we’re so proud of our towns!”  Leah adds that almost all the events are free to attend. “Everyone is welcome to come along and join the fun.”Highlights of the weekend include: Friday Evening Launch: Joe Mulholland of the McGill Summer School, a Twin Towns native, will open our weekend of events.  The launch will begin at 6.45pm in College Court for the opening of our special art and photography exhibition, before moving to the Villa Rose Hotel at 7.30pm for an evening of reminiscing and storytelling. Big Birthday Bash Fair Day – The main event for the weekend is a Fair Day from 10am to 2pm in Navenny Car Park.   There’s something for everyone as locals look to recreate the fun and memories of this big day out. Also on the agenda is art events and exhibitions, children’s historical trail and evening entertainment in many pubs and venues around the town.Keep up to date with all the news about the event on the website – www.ballybofeystranorlar.com. On Facebook and Instagram @basicc.twintowns   Phone: 074 9190909 Email: [email protected]   Happy Birthday to… Ballybofey! was last modified: September 24th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ballybofey birthdayBASICClast_img read more

The difference between buying and selling calls

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Jon Scheve, Superior Feed Ingredients, LLCThe USDA lowered corn yield estimates about 2 bushels per acre and decreased demand a little as well. Despite these adjustments, the report still showed a drop in next year’s carryout and the tightest stocks-to-use ratio in 4 years. This could help keep corn from drifting lower.There was a huge carryout increase with China’s stocks, but I doubt this will have a big impact on the market. One, those stocks have been present for a long time. Two, this corn is not logistically set up for easy export.Basis levels in the U.S. have been strong since the middle of harvest. Recent increases ranging from 10 to 15 cents have been reported throughout the Corn Belt. This would suggest that farmers are not selling and that end users are in need of corn. This could indicate upside potential in corn prices.The USDA decreased bean yield estimates 1 bushel per acre, while export demand was updated to reflect the trade war and exports to China. This resulted in a 950 million bushel carryout that doesn’t seem to be resonating with the market. Normal carryout is between 250-400 million bushels, so it’s hard to understand how futures values just under $9 can be maintained.Many in the trade are hoping the trade war with China is fixed soon, suggesting exports would then suddenly increase. Even if the trade war ends, I would expect futures to rally some, but I doubt it would automatically return to levels seen last winter. It’s just unlikely bean exports would increase more than 400 million, as we are pretty far along in the export season.Bean basis is still historically weak across the U.S., but it has increased slightly since harvest is nearly finished. This is likely due to a lot of beans going into storage and a lack of farmer selling. How I’ve increased my farm’s profits selling callsLast week I wrote about why I don’t buy calls for my farm. I listed three reasons:Buying calls has terrible oddsBuying calls doesn’t work well with market carry futuresValue changes don’t correlate to call option value changesBuying calls gives the buyer the right to buy grain at a certain price. Those buying a call have to pay a premium, but there is no margin call risk. Selling calls forces the seller to sell grain at a certain price. Those selling calls collect the premium upfront. There can be margin call risk selling calls, but that’s a great thing. Margin calls mean price rallies, which as a grain producer I always want. 3 reasons I sell callsI store all of my production at home and sell calls against some of my unsold positions, usually no more than 30% of my total production.Reason 1: Selling calls has good oddsAt any time the market can move in three directions — up, down or sideways. When buying calls farmers can only be profitable on the trade if the market goes up quite a bit. When selling calls the opposite is true.If the market goes down or sideways I keep the premium from the sold call. I haven’t sold any grain, but I can apply the added profit to another trade later.If the market goes up I can lose money on this trade, BUT if the market rallies, as a grain producer I have a lot more grain to sell. Maybe not this year, but for sure next year.In other words, selling calls is betting against what I hope happens, and instead betting on what could likely happen. Selling calls spreads out my risk and allows me to avoid putting all my eggs in one basket hoping prices rally when market conditions suggest they may not. Reason 2: Selling calls works well with market carry in the futuresWhen the market is in a carry, where the further out futures are worth more than current prices, I have profited well from selling corn calls. Corn usually has a carry because the U.S. produces 33% of the world’s corn production and 80% of the world’s harvest occurs when the U.S. is harvesting their corn. Market carry signals to the market that it doesn’t want corn now (i.e. too much current supply), it wants it in later months. Therefore the market pays people to store the grain until later (i.e. when supply is tighter). So because of this carry the nearby futures month continues to hold in the same low price range and it usually prevents the market from going a lot higher.While I’m a fan of selling corn calls, I’m not a fan of selling bean calls. Beans often have an inverse, meaning current prices are higher than prices further in time. This is because South America harvests 60% of the world’s production 6 months after our harvest. The U.S only produces 33% of the world’s bean crop. This means the market doesn’t have to store the grain as long because another harvest isn’t that far away. This year may be different though, because of the huge carryout in U.S. beans. Reason 3: I can pick a price I want to sell and collect a premium if my goal isn’t attainedMany farmers tell me they want to “get all they can get” when they sell grain. My question to that statement is, “how do you know when you should sell then?” When pressed for the number they really want, they often say a round number like $4 or $4.20. Right now I could sell a July futures for about $4, or I could sell a July $4 call and collect almost 20 cents of premium. What does that mean?If corn is above $4 when the option expires at the end of June I have to sell $4, but I also keep the 20-cent premium from selling the call. So, it’s like selling for $4.20.If corn is between $3.80 to $4.00 in late June, I again keep the 20 cents. I could sell the corn if I wanted between those values and add the 20 cents of premium to that sale and have between $4.00-$4.20.If corn is below $3.80 in late June, I would keep the 20 cents to add to a later sale. I don’t have a hard floor price on any of the corn in this trade. This is what happened last summer. However as prices fell I kept selling further in time call options when any call expired below my goals. This allowed me to continue to collect more of the “consolation prize” of the call premiums. I later added all of these premiums to other sales to help me get to better price points.While not perfect, to me there are a lot of positives in this trade regardless of where the market goes. With what I know today, I’d be happy getting $4.00-$4.20 for my corn. Plus, if prices don’t rally I still get 20 cents I can add to a later sale. Options are not a perfect solutionThere are many in the trade who make it seem like options are the perfect solution for farmers. Call options, buying or selling, can provide some opportunity on some bushels, but they aren’t perfect and they have limitations. In my grain marketing plan I always want prices to go up, because from a sales standpoint I don’t make money if the market goes sideways or lower.If I buy a call, I only make money if prices goes up and will lose money if prices are sideways or down. If I sell a call, I make a little money when the market goes down or stays sideways, but my downside isn’t necessarily protected. Selling calls is the most profitable in a sideways market because I continue to pick up premium while waiting for an upswing in the market. Because no trade solution is ever going to be perfect it’s important for me to spread out my risk so that regardless of which way the market moves I can profit from it.As a farmer I can always take advantage of rallies without adding more risk buying calls. If prices go up, I can just sell some of my unpriced grain, which may mean next year’s crop. As a producer I will always have more corn to sell. Things get harder when the market stays at unprofitable price points for an extended period of time. That’s when selling calls to generate premium until prices do rally has been helpful in my farm operation marketing strategy.What about puts? Next week I’ll outline the pros and cons of put options in my farm operation.Jon grew up raising corn and soybeans on a farm near Beatrice, NE. Upon graduation from The University of Nebraska in Lincoln, he became a grain merchandiser and has been trading corn, soybeans and other grains for the last 18 years, building relationships with end-users in the process. After successfully marketing his father’s grain and getting his MBA, 10 years ago he started helping farmer clients market their grain based upon his principals of farmer education, reducing risk, understanding storage potential and using basis strategy to maximize individual farm operation profits. A big believer in farmer education of futures trading, Jon writes a weekly commentary to farmers interested in learning more and growing their farm operations.Trading of futures, options, swaps and other derivatives is risky and is not suitable for all persons. All of these investment products are leveraged, and you can lose more than your initial deposit. Each investment product is offered only to and from jurisdictions where solicitation and sale are lawful, and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations in such jurisdiction. The information provided here should not be relied upon as a substitute for independent research before making your investment decisions. Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC is merely providing this information for your general information and the information does not take into account any particular individual’s investment objectives, financial situation, or needs. All investors should obtain advice based on their unique situation before making any investment decision. The contents of this communication and any attachments are for informational purposes only and under no circumstances should they be construed as an offer to buy or sell, or a solicitation to buy or sell any future, option, swap or other derivative. The sources for the information and any opinions in this communication are believed to be reliable, but Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of such information or opinions. Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC and its principals and employees may take positions different from any positions described in this communication. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results. He can be contacted at [email protected]last_img read more

Weekly Wrap-up: How do I Delete Facebook, 3D Wikipedia, Firefox 4, And More…

first_img“How Do I Delete My Facebook Account?” A Fast Growing Query (Image)Wikipedia Goes 3DMore Web Industry Leaders Quit Facebook, Call For Open Alternative10 Internet of Things Blogs To Keep An Eye OnStudy: Twitter Is Not a Very Social NetworkMozilla’s Plans for Firefox 4: Faster, Sleeker Interface & Better Privacy ControlsMore coverage and analysis from ReadWriteWebMobile Web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… It’s not déjà vu – this week’s top story was, like last week, about deleting Facebook: “How Do I Delete My Facebook Account?” A Fast Growing Query (Image). We also continued our exploration of the significant Internet trends of 2010: We gave readers a rundown of the top Internet of Things blogs; in data portability news Facebook sued Power.com; and we took a look at the state of augmented reality in the aftermath of the ReadWriteWeb Mobile Summit. Read on for more.Story of the Week: How do I Delete Facebook? Tags:#web#Weekly Wrap-ups Related Posts Why You Should Jailbreak the iPadThe Slow Death of the Landline: Quarter of U.S. Households are Now Wireless-OnlyRWW Mobile Summit: Coverage Round-UpMore Mobile Web coverageAugmented RealityState of the Augmented Reality Union from the RWW Mobile SummitMore Augmented Reality coverageAugmented Reality for Marketers and Developers: Our Newest Research Report We’re pleased to announce ReadWriteWeb’s latest premium report, Augmented Reality for Marketers and Developers: Analysis of the Leaders, the Challenges and the Future. This report will help you develop a sophisticated understanding of Augmented Reality (AR), the mobile and Web technology that places data on top of a user’s view of the physical world. The research included will help you decrease your AR development time to market by learning from the first wave of early adopters. AR offers a new marketing and product paradigm for a high impact, high value customer experience. More than 1,000 AR campaigns were kicked-off last year and we expect to see many more in 2010. In this report, we profile key AR development companies, their campaigns as well as development lessons learned. For more information or to buy the report, visit here.Internet of Things ReadWrite Sponsors IBM Uses Emoticons, Social Media for Predictive AnalyticsSharepoint 2010 Launch: A Chance To Make Some ComparisonsHow Darwin’s Finches and API’s Are Connected in the Post 20th Century EconomyEnjoy your weekend everyone.Subscribe to Weekly Wrap-upYou can subscribe to the Weekly Wrap-up by RSS or by email below.RWW Weekly Wrap-up Email Subscription form:center_img ReadWriteStart Our channel ReadWriteStart, sponsored by Microsoft BizSpark, is dedicated to profiling startups and entrepreneurs. When Entrepreneurs Should Ignore AdviceWhy VCs Won’t Sign Your NDABalancing Act: Keeping Power Users Happy Without Overwhelming the NewbiesReadWriteCloud Our channel ReadWriteCloud, sponsored by VMware and Intel, is dedicated to Virtualization and Cloud Computing. 10 Internet of Things Blogs To Keep An Eye OnRanching in the CloudMore Internet of Things coverageData PortabilityEnki Sports Debuts Smartphone-Based Training for iPhoneFacebook Suing Power.com for Auto-LoggingMore Data Portability coverageReal-Time WebTime.com Dips its Toes Into the Real-Time StreamIs Real-Time Search Still Waiting for Mainstream Adoption?More Real-Time Web coverage. Don’t miss the next wave of opportunity on the Web supported by real-time technology! Get ReadWriteWeb’s report, The Real-Time Web and its Future.Check Out The ReadWriteWeb iPhone App We recently launched the official ReadWriteWeb iPhone app. As well as enabling you to read ReadWriteWeb while on the go or lying on the couch, we’ve made it easy to share ReadWriteWeb posts directly from your iPhone, on Twitter and Facebook. You can also follow the RWW team on Twitter, directly from the app. We invite you to download it now from iTunes. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Lyceum outlasts San Beda in 2OT, seals 18-0 sweep of NCAA elims

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netHow sweep it is!Lyceum gutted out a thrilling 107-105 double overtime victory over San Beda to complete an 18-0 sweep and take the top seed in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT After their unprecedented run in the elimination round, the Pirates will now advance to the best-of-three Finals, where they will face the last team standing in the stepladder semis.“They just don’t wanna give up,” said coach Topex Robinson. “Credit goes to the coaches also, they are working extra hard. It’s really about being together, we always talk about together is better. It’s just a testament of really working together as a solid group, you can really change a lot. I’m so blessed I’m surrounded with the right people. These guys really get the credit, it’s not mine.”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 shutoutMike Nzeusseu towered over the competition with 27 points, 21 rebounds, and two blocks, but his contributions go farther than the stat sheets as his endgame heroics saved Lyceum in the clutch.The Cameroonian big man drilled the go-ahead freebies with 12.7 seconds to play, 106-105, in the second overtime period before getting the job done on the defensive end as he intimidated Robert Bolick’s attempt in the waning seconds. Leading MVP candidate CJ Perez fired 20 markers, six boards, six assists, and four steals, and nailed the game-sealing free throw with 1.9 ticks to go.Robinson, though, would like his wards to keep their feet on the ground as they now progress to the championship round.“It’s still a long way to go. There’s so much things that we have to work on, and we always have to stay humble and be grateful for everything that’s been given to us. It’s a testament to how the character of this team is, and hopefully we are inspiring others in the way we play,” he said.With the game tied at 85 in the closely contested fourth period, both Lyceum and San Beda traded misses in the last two minutes including Franz Abuda’s botched potential game-winning jumper.In the overtime period, Pirates were 3.4 seconds away from the win after Perez’ drive. But the referees called a head-shaking foul on Jaycee Marcelino as he defended Bolick’s desperation heave with 1.5 seconds remaining. Bolick split his freebies to send the game to double overtime at 97-all.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Read Next BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight However, Lyceum showed its poise in the second overtime period as they bucked the graduation of integral cogs Jayvee Marcelino and Reymar Caduyac and went to Nzeusseu and Perez to salvage the game.Jaycee Marcelino fired nine points, nine rebounds, three dimes, and three steals, while Caduyac also had nine markers, three boards, and two assists in the victory.Donald Tankoua fired a career-high 34 points, 13 rebounds, two assists, and two blocks for San Beda, before fouling out late in the first overtime.Bolick also unloaded 16 markers, but shot 4-of-17 from the field, to go with his five assists and two boards.Javee Mocon flirted with a triple-double with his 14 points, 14 rebounds, and seven assists, as the Red Lions saw their 15-game winning streak snapped. They remained in second place with their 16-2 card.The Scores:LYCEUM 107 – Nzeusseu 27, Perez 20, Jc. Marcelino 9, Caduyac 9, Pretta 8, Santos 8, Ayaay 7, Baltazar 6, Serrano 6, Jv. Marcelino 4, Ibanez 1.SAN BEDA 105 – Tankoua 34, Bolick 16, Mocon 14, Doliguez 13, Abuda 8, Presbitero 6, Soberano 5, Noah 4, Oftana 3, Cabanag 2, Potts 0, Bahio 0, Adamos 0.Quarters: 25-22, 56-46, 70-69, 85-85, 97-97, 107-105. 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first_imgTottenham see Southgate as top replacement for Pochettinoby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham see England boss Gareth Southgate as their top replacement for Mauricio Pochettino if the Argentine quits the club.Spurs chiefs believe Southgate’s relationship with the club’s England stars would make him the ideal successor to Pochettino, who increasingly looks as though he is in his last season at Tottenham, says the Mirror.Pochettino said before last season’s Champions League final that he could might leave if Tottenham lifted the European Cup – as it would have been the culmination of a five-year project.And speculation Real Madrid will come in for him refuses to go away, with Bernabeu boss Zinedine Zidane already feeling the pressure after returning to the La Liga giants.Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Harry Winks, Danny Rose and Eric Dier have all made huge strides with England under Southgate’s tutelage.And that made him the perfect candidate when Pochettino’s comments in the lead-up to the Champions League final forced Spurs chairman Daniel Levy to consider potential replacements. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more