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first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone PLAY LIST 01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? PBA IMAGESAfter 30 previous appearances in a title series, Barangay Ginebra coach Tim Cone is not one to get carried away despite an impressive conquest of the enemy on Friday night.“You take everything with a grain of salt,” Cone said after a 102-87 ripping of Meralco in Lucena at the start of the best-of-seven series for the PBA Governors’ Cup. “This is not representative of anything as the series goes on.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Ginebra led practically from the start, opening up a 17-point lead in the second quarter and never looking back with Justin Brownlee churning out superior all-around numbers while getting the local support Allen Durham couldn’t muster from his Meralco back ups.The Bolts made just three triples in the first half and finished with an 8-for-34 clip, and this is something which coach Norman Black said needs to be addressed for his Bolts to stand a chance against the hulking Kings.“We shot poorly from the perimeter,” Black said. “We also took too many [three-pointers]. We average just around 21 [per game] but took about 35.”Black feels it was more than just Ginebra’s choking defense that did the Bolts in.“We give them credit for their defense,” Black said. “But at the same time, it was also bad execution on our part.”ADVERTISEMENT The Gin Kings dominated the Bolts all the way, pummeling Meralco defensively and forcing the tournament’s best three-point shooting team to struggle from that distance all night.But Cone believes that they caught the Bolts in their off night, and, talking from experience, would want his charges to be on their guard in Game 2 on Sunday at 7 p.m. at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“We just got them on a night where they were a bit rusty,” the two-time Grand Slam champion said.“The key for us right now is to stay sharp and fresh,” he added. “They are going to have a lot of emotion [coming from a Game 1 loss] and we need to match that emotion.” Title run just perfect for NUlast_img read more

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE — The Philippines Rodolfo Reyes Jr. and Dustin Jacob Mella perform in the finals of men’s poomsae team event of the 29th Southeast Asian Games Saturday at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. The Filipinos took home the gold medal. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOThe Philippines poomsae teams on Sunday delivered the country’s first two medals in the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games in Indonesia.The men’s and women’s poomsae squads put up valiant efforts before settling for the bronze medals after losing to separate foes in the semifinals of the taekwondo team poomsae event.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ LATEST STORIES Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Peza offers relief to ecozone firmscenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Japan sends largest delegation to Asian Games with sights set on Tokyo Olympics Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Rodolfo Reyes Jr., Dustin Jacob Mella and Jeordan Dominguez bowed to China’s Yuxiang Zhu, Mingda Hu and Tingfeng Deng in the semis.Janna Dominique Oliva, Juvenile Faye Crisostomo and Rinna Babanto, meanwhile, fell to Korea’s Yeowon Gwak, Dongah Choi, and Jaeeun Park.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ 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 View commentslast_img read more

first_imgSurging Painters wrest top spot Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “I thought they were going to be very good anyway before they made any moves, before the season even started,” James said. “And they’ve made a bunch of moves to improve their club.”Fresh off a buzzer-beating win at Boston, the Lakers shot nearly 60 percent and scored 40 points in the first quarter. But fueled by Redick’s four-point play, the Sixers closed the first half on a 19-6 run to take a 76-67 lead into halftime.Embiid, who was questionable to play because of gastroenteritis, led the charge with 25 points in the first half after lighting up the Lakers for 28 in the teams’ first matchup.“I must not be a big LA fan,” said Embiid, who had his league-leading 23rd game with at least 30 points and 10 rebounds. “It’s fun. I’ve been more consistent against both LA teams.”Philadelphia’s lead ballooned to 109-94 at the end of the third quarter after T.J. McConnell’s 3-pointer in the closing seconds. The Sixers ran away with the game from there while gleeful fans chanted “Kobe’s better” at James.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ 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 “We had too many breakdowns,” James said. “Way too many breakdowns.”TIP-INSLakers: Johnson said before the game that he didn’t believe the New Orleans Pelicans engaged in good-faith negotiations at the trade deadline during the Lakers’ pursuit of Anthony Davis. Johnson added that the LA players who were on the trade block are professionals who are capable of moving forward. “This is how this league works,” he said. “They know it. I know it.” … Mike Muscala, one of two players the Lakers acquired at the deadline, had eight points in 13 minutes against the team he spent the first half of the season with before being dealt. … Coach Luke Walton said Josh Hart was available after dealing with knee tendinitis, but the former Villanova star did not get into the game.76ers: Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, film director M. Night Shyamalan, New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft and Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout were in attendance. So was new Philadelphia Union midfielder and Mexican national team star Marco Fabian, who swapped jerseys with fellow Philly newcomer Harris after the game. … The Sixers scored at least 33 points in each quarter — the first time the team has done so since 1986. … Philly finished with 33 assists and seven turnovers.SIMMONS BELIEVES IN MAGICJohnson revealed that Simmons has reached out to the Lakers about working out with him this summer to learn more about playing the “position as a big guard.” Pending league approval, Johnson noted he’d be happy to accommodate such a wish.“I love his game,” Johnson said. “I love his vision.”Said Simmons: “Trying to learn from somebody like that would be huge.”SIMMONS FOR 3?!?Perhaps the most surprising part of the game came one minute into the second half when Simmons attempted just his third 3-pointer of the season — and the first that wasn’t an end-of-clock heave. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. JJ Redick added 21 points for the Sixers, who have won two straight after acquiring Harris and four others at Thursday’s trade deadline. Jimmy Butler finished with 15 points in front of a packed Philly crowd that brought a playoff-like feel to the nationally televised game.“The East better watch out,” said Johnson, the Lakers president who made the trip to Philly for the game. “This is a stacked team.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsKyle Kuzma led the Lakers with 39 points while James had 18 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists.James was facing Philadelphia for the first time since the Sixers made a big push to sign the superstar as a free agent last summer. He and Kuzma both missed the last matchup with Philly on Jan. 29, which the Sixers won 121-105. View commentscenter_img In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “I wasn’t shocked by it,” Redick said, before Embiid turned to him and replied, “You sure?”The shot rimmed out as much of the crowd gasped. Simmons has never made a 3 in his two seasons in the NBA, but believes he’ll have more opportunities to expand his game with Harris joining a star-studded starting lineup alongside him, Redick, Butler and Embiid.“With this new five I think it’s going to be exciting in terms of what we can do,” Simmons said. “I’m just trying to take what they give me.”UP NEXTLakers: Complete their six-game trip at the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night.76ers: Host the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers LATEST STORIES Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Los Angeles Lakers’ Brandon Ingram, center, goes up for the shot against Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid, left, of Cameroon, and Jimmy Butler, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)PHILADELPHIA — Magic Johnson and LeBron James have captured eight NBA titles between them. With Johnson in the stands and James on the court, the Philadelphia 76ers showed off their own championship potential.Joel Embiid had 37 points and 14 rebounds, Tobias Harris scored 22 points in his second game with Philadelphia, and the new-look 76ers beat James and the Los Angeles Lakers 143-120 on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlelast_img read more

first_imgBull riders from around the world will be competing for a chance to go to the PBR World Finals in Las Vegas. On Saturday night after the event concludes there will be a “Dance in the Dirt” with music being performed by Jake Matthews.Tickets for the event are available at 8 Seconds Western Wear and are $40.00 per day. – Advertisement –last_img

first_imgCOURTS: A man who is currently serving a term at Castlerea Prison  – has been jailed for an additional two months for stealing wine, cider and nappies from a local convenience store. Frank McDonagh, 29, with an address at 31 Tulach Ard, Rahoon, Galway appeared at Letterkenny District Court yesterday morning. He was charged in relation to a theft which occurred at Gormley’s Centra, on the 31st of May this year.The court heard that CCTV footage showed the defendant enter the shop, and showed him immediately heading straight towards the alcohol section of the store.He then proceeded to take a bottle of Devil’s Bit Cider, Irish Cream Liqueur, tonic wine, and Pampers nappies which amount to the sum of just over €57.The defendant had an appalling record, and had string of previous convictions, which ranged from theft, robbery, assault, possession of knives and other articles and the unauthorized taking of a car.The court heard how he was sentenced to ten months in Castlerea Prison last month, and is currently serving that sentence.He appeared yesterday morning in handcuffs, solicitor for the defendant Frank Dorrian said his client had a desperate drink problem, and that all his offences have been alcohol fuelled.Mr Dorrian told the court, “My client is 29 years of age, and is a father of three children, aged 9, 5, and nine months.At the time of this incident my client was at a very, very low ebb – he was dispatched to the local shop by his partner for baby products.“Unfortunately he diverted himself to a public house and spent all his money, he was intoxicated at this point and went to the local shop and stole these items.“He is in Castlerea Prison, and is attempting to see an addiction counsellor, all his difficulties are all underwritten  by his addiction to alcohol, and it has destroyed his family life.“All the offences he has been guilty of in the past have been alcohol fuelled.”Judge Paul Kelly sentenced the defendant to two months in prison due to his lengthy record. Man who stole cider, wine and nappies jailed for two months was last modified: July 21st, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:CentracourtsFrank McDonaghGalwayGormley’snewstheftlast_img read more

first_img GROUP D WOUNDER GROUP D Milligan (L) and Sainsbury (2nd L) make up part of the Australia wall Argentina v Iceland: World Cup preview, predicted line-ups, key player plus more Andres Cunha consults VAR 4 World Cup News 4 WHO WINS? Croatia v Nigeria: World Cup 2018 preview, predicted line-ups, key player plus more England’s expected starting line-up for World Cup opener v Tunisia Peru v Denmark: World Cup preview, predicted line-ups, key player plus more STAR MAN – Mark MilliganDespite ultimately emerging victorious, nobody from the France XI ultimately covered themselves in glory during their tournament opener. Milligan and Sainsbury were by far the best players on the pitch as they ran Australia’s disciplined defensive display for the majority of the match. Milligan probably imposed himself slightly more than his partner, though both were excellent. World Cup 2018 Super Computer predicts the winner in Russia REVEALED The reason Giroud had to play with a bandage on his head 4 France started the brighter of the two teams, producing three shots in first six minutes as they attempted to set the tone for a one-sided fixture.Much to the dismay of Didier Deschamps, his side’s tempo soon slowed as the Aussie defence frustrated France’s world class attackers.The Socceroos’ pairing of Mark Milligan and Trent Sainsbury put in an immense shift to neutralise their opposition and keep the game under control as they headed into the break.13 minutes into the second half, France found a rare patch of space and N’Golo Kante played in Griezmann, who was brought down by what seemed like a stunning defensive tackle from right-back Josh Risdon. The referee, Andres Cunha, waved play on.However, when the ball next went out of play, this was reviewed by VAR. After walking over to re-watch the incident on a screen himself, Cunha reversed his decision and signalled for a penalty. Griezmann smashed the ball past a static Matt Ryan from 12 yards to give France the lead.Four minutes later though, Australia had a penalty of their own.Samuel Umtiti bizarrely conceded the spot kick when he recklessly flailed his arms in the air as the ball was played in from a set piece.Mile Jedinak calmly slotted away the leveller, but it wouldn’t be enough to secure the Aussies a share of the spoils.With ten minutes remaining, a swift move from France resulted in a Paul Pogba shot which cruelly deflected off Aziz Behich. The ball bounced down off the underside crossbar and landed less than an inch over the line.While it was heartbreak for the Australians, they can still be proud of what was a valiant effort against one of the pre-tournament favourites. Paul Pogba netted the winner RIDICULOUS 4 France claimed victory in the opening game of their 2018 World Cup campaign against Australia despite an underwhelming performance and controversy emerging from a VAR-awarded penalty in their favour.After a tight first half, Antoine Griezmann smashed the favourites in front from the spot, only for Mile Jedinak to equalise with a penalty of his own just four minutes later.With ten minutes remaining, a deflected Paul Pogba shot won the day for Les Bleus and broke the hearts of the Socceroos. France star Samuel Umtiti slammed for handball during World Cup game by fans MOMENT OF THE MATCHRightly or wrongly, the moment of the match has to be France’s opening goal. VAR got its first serious outing at the World Cup and debate will continue as to whether it resulted in a correct decision or not. Australia looked comfortable at 0-0 up to this point, but the referee’s reversed decision changed the game.LINE-UPSFrance: Lloris, Pavard, Varane, Umtiti, Lucas, Tolisso (Matuidi 78), Kante, Pogba, Dembele (Fekir 70), Mbappe, Griezmann (Giroud 70)Australia: Ryan, Risdon, Milligan, Sainsbury, Behich, Leckie, Jedinak, Rogic (Irvine 72), Mooy, Kruse (Arzani 84), Nabbout (Juric 64)TABLE GROUP C last_img read more

first_imgSo, you are having a bad day at work. Your boss is on your case, your supervisor is being a pain in the posterior and you have to pull up the slack from other people’s work that has fallen behind.Its 4:30pm and you have half an hour left of work. All you can think about is the bottle of wine that you are going to open when you get home. You deserve it.You have come to the end of a big project, your boss is delighted and your supervisor is over the moon that the task has been finished ahead of schedule. It’s 4:30pm and you have half an hour left of work. All you can think about is going out for dinner to celebrate and you are definitely having dessert. You deserve it.It’s (insert day of the week here). Let’s go for (insert food or drink or choice here) because (insert situation here)…because you deserve it.Our emotions govern how we eat more than most of us might realise.The situations that I have outlined above are a perfect example of how someone can provide justification for the way they are going to eat and drink later on that evening. The more emotionally stimulating the situation, the more deserving the reward will be.The only problem with reward systems like this is, our emotions don’t put on the extra weight. Our bodies do.Why do we do this?Why do we use food as a reward and convince ourselves that we deserve the treat?The majority of this stems from how we grew up and the different situations that arose during our childhood. You are two years old and in a supermarket queue with your parents.You want a chocolate bar.You are not getting a chocolate bar.You throw an almighty tantrum. You get a chocolate bar.What have you learned?You are 8 years old.Your team wins the local football blitz.Your parents are over the moon.You get taken out for (insert fast food outlet here)What have you learned?You are 10 years old.You fall off of your bike.You are inconsolable.You get offered sweets to make it all better.What have you learned?Then, as you get older and the same emotionally stimulating situations start to arise.You are 20 years old.Your boyfriend has broken up with you.Your friends come over and bring wine and chocolates with them.Why? Because screw him, that’s why.Rewarding ourselves with treats can play havoc on our weight loss goals.Emotional situations will always arise in our lives.You simply cannot expect to have a treat in the form of food or drinks every single time one of these arises.I’m not telling you that you cannot have a treat, but the type of treat that you reward yourself with can make a huge difference when you are trying to keep on track with your weight.Instead of rewarding yourself with food why not treat yourself to something else?What about a punnet of those berries you usually wouldn’t buy?A walk on the beach?Go to the theatre or cinema?A trip to the pool, with an extra 10 minutes in the Jacuzzi?Spend the day with your family?There are endless possibilities that you can do to reward yourself that won’t ruin the hard work that you put into your diet and training.Everyone will have bad days and everyone will have situations that will be deserving of a reward how you choose to reward yourself can be the difference in achieving your ultimate reward……….Your ideal weight.#TrainSmartFor further information on Personal Training and Nutrition you can contact me through the link below.https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Personal-Training-and-Performance/120518884715118* Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe Personal Training and PerformanceEMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: TREATS! was last modified: March 23rd, 2014 by John2Share 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:Adviceemmet rushefitness columnhealth advicesweetsstreatslast_img read more

first_imgIT promises to be the stand-out event of the summer this Saturday – as thousands of people converge on Lissadell House in north County Sligo to celebrate the 150th birthday of national poet W B Yeats.There will, of course, be poetry competitions.But there will be loads more as Lissadell becomes a new adventure centre for the North West. Events include:Unveiling of the Poetry Plaque On A Political PrisonerYeats Dawn Cycle Race – Wild Atlantic WheelsYeats’ Muse by the Curlew Theatre CompanyPoetry recitations and writers literary talksTraditional Sean Nos singers from Clare IslandFootball exhibition matchesMusic by a variety of different artistsWoodland poetry walkThere will also be food stalls offering tastes from local produce from Donegal and Sligo – and from around the world.“It is going to be a spectacular day, showing off all that is great in the North West of Ireland,” said Lissadell owner Eddie Walsh. “We have loads of people coming from Donegal and the more than come the merrier. It promises to be a very special day for people from throughout this corner of the country.“It’s a celebration of Yeats, but it’s also a celebration of all that is great up here.”Jarlath Gantly from Wild Atlantic Wheels and Lissadell Adventure – based on the sprawling estate – says the fun won’t end this Saturday.As part of plans to open up the estate, he has introduced a cycle trail through the grounds, which Donegal U14 girls footballers sampled last week.They are also offering kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) along the 3km of beach on the estate. “We are blessed with the most spectacular scenery and we are linking with Donegal tourism to make this part of the Wild Atlantic Way more accessible and a must-see destination in the North West,” he said.“Lissadell is a stately home and estate, but it’s all open now and we are adding some wonderful adventure to the mix.”ALL THE FUN OF THE FAIR AT LISSADELL THIS SATURDAY – AND MORE ADVENTURE TO COME! was last modified: June 9th, 2015 by John2Share 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:Great Yeats BirthdayLissadellparty Saturdaylast_img read more

first_imgMladen Petric scored on his Fulham debut after Damien Duff put the home side ahead.Duff slotted home John Arne Riise’s through-ball on 26 minutes before Croatian international Petric’s header crossed the line on the stroke of half-time.Martin Jol also handed a debut to defender Sascha Riethe, with Hugo Rodellega on the bench.Bryan Ruiz joined Petric up front in place of Clint Dempsey, who was left out after Jol admitted yesterday the striker wishes to leave Craven Cottage this summer.See also:The Fulham v Norwich City quizFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_img17 August 2010An innovative technology demonstrator designed and developed by two researchers at South Africa’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is set to become a must-have weapon in every cricket coach’s arsenal.The analysis application, which records all delivery specific data and video footage of a game, will enable teams, coaches and match analysts to track and analyse matches objectively and help them with their planning strategy to plot the demise of opposing teams.The product has its roots in a similar product called Crickstat – developed by the CSIR with former Proteas coach, the late Bob Woolmer, and currently used by many domestic and international teams – but is technologically far more advanced than its predecessor.“This is a very objective analysis tool,” Matt Vassard, co-developer along with Gert Wessels, said in a statement last week. “With this application, coaches will be able to scrutinise every little detail of the game.“However, one must remember that the software simply provides an enabling tool, and the responsibility to conceive game strategies remains that of a coach.”Vassard is a software developer at the CSIR Consulting and Analytical Services, while Wessels is with the CSIR Modelling and Digital Science. The project is collaboration between the two units.Microsoft technology demonstratorThe technology uses Microsoft.Net as a foundation, a middleware created by Microsoft to be platform-independent. Simply put, it can be run on any modern Microsoft operating system.Because of its unique use of Microsoft technologies, the system has been earmarked for demonstration at Microsoft South Africa developer conferences around the country.“Microsoft wants to use this as a demonstrator for its technologies,” said Vassard, adding: “This application is cutting-edge in that it is built and based on Microsoft’s latest and most advanced technologies.”This cricket application exploits a technology framework developed by the CSIR, which aims to assist research units in their commercial endeavours. “What we want to do is package common functionality into simpler, more generic components for re-use in new CSIR software applications,” said Wessels.Future benefitsThe researchers hope that this approach will benefit future CSIR projects, Wessels said, adding that they were trying to funnel knowledge generated by the research units into user-friendly software applications.“If this succeeds, it will take the burden of software development away from engineers and scientists, allowing them to focus on their research objectives,” he said. “Having an internal development capability, we believe that it will get software developers more in tune with what engineers and scientists want.”Wessels said that in South Africa, development houses were oriented towards business and financial systems. “Few focus on developing specialised scientific software applications, and that is why we want to create this reusable software platform.”The CSIR Sports Technology Centre will be marketing the new application to its existing customers, and hopes to expand the customer base globally.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more