A week ago the Corsairs fell by double-digits to Mendocino.On Saturday, the two teams clashed again in the championship round of the John Hogue Memorial Tournament.You know what they say — good teams are tough to beat once. Twice? Even harder to do.Redwoods certainly qualifies. Zac Claus made six 3-pointers and led the way with 22 points as College of the Redwoods men’s basketball downed Mendocino college 81-78 to earn the first John Houge championship in program history, Saturday …
Reigning MVP June Mar Fajardo put up 24 points, 17 rebounds, four assists, and six blocks while point guard Alex Cabagnot had 24 points, 13 rebounds, and six assists.Brown had a game-high 30 points with 17 boards to lead the Fuel Masters. Read Next Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president With the game tied at 100, Terrence Watson took charge and muscled his way inside for four straight points to give San Miguel a 104-100 lead with 1:46 left in the game.Arwind Santos then, stole the ball from Brandon Brown at the 27-second mark and this led to June Mar Fajardo’s two free throws that gave the Beermen a 106-100 bubble.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 shutout“I realized it’s really hard to win a game especially when you go up against a team that has everything to gain nothing to lose,” said Beermen head coach Leo Austria. “Phoenix’ pride is still there and they really want to win.”San Miguel enjoyed a bevy of double-double performances from three individuals with Terrence Watson leading the way with 26 points, 11 rebounds, five assists, three steals, and three blocks. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View comments LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City PBA IMAGESANTIPOLO—San Miguel held off a tough endgame from Phoenix to escape with a 109-107 victory in the PBA Governors’ Cup Wednesday at Ynares Sports Center here.The Beermen improved to 7-3 and created a logjam at third place with TNT and NLEX while the Fuel Masters, who failed to qualify for the quarterfinals, slipped to their ninth straight loss and a 2-9 card.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance01:02Fajardo predicts there will be no sweep in PBA Finals01:37Protesters 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 E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad Rain or Shine dumps Alaska in Hontiveros, dela Cruz farewell
Vine: Northwestern’s Alex Olah Attempts To Take Charge Resulting In Scary Collision With IU’s Hanner Mosquera-Perea
Vine/Jim WeberIndiana is rolling past Northwestern in today’s Big Ten Tournament game, but the Hoosiers got a major scare from a collision under the basket involving forward Hanner Mosquera-Perea. In attempting to draw a charge call, Northwestern center Alex Olah fell into the knee Mosquera-Perea, who was attacking the basket. Luckily, Mosquera-Perea was able to return to the floor after leaving to the locker room following the play.Hanner Mosquera-Perea headed back to the #iubb bench. ESPN reported that no MRI was needed.— Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) March 13, 2015Hanner Mosquera-Perea walks back onto the court under his own power and with a bag of ice on his right leg. Heavy limp. #iubb— Jordan Littman (@JordanLittman) March 13, 2015Hopefully he will be okay going forward in this Big Ten Tournament. Indiana has no need to risk any further injury tonight. The Hoosiers lead 67-51 late in the second half.
Wisconsin senior big man Frank Kaminsky was presented with the Oscar Robertson Trophy this morning as the United States Basketball Writers Association’s top college player. He received the honor during a press conference at the Final Four in Indianapolis. Seated among the small group of reporters covering the event were Kaminsky’s teammates, and two of them decided to get in the spirit of things and ask questions. When the floor was opened up, forward Nigel Hayes took the mic, identified himself as “Badger beat writer, inter-squad team relations,” and fired away, asking Kaminsky what it really means to win the award.The Wisconsin basketball program’s Instagram account has the footage.According to For The Win’s Tanya Sichynsky, forward Sam Dekker also got into the act after Hayes. Finally, an actual Wisconsin beat writer got a turn to speak, and here’s what happened. Nigel Hayes asks the first question, Sam Dekker asks the second question. I go third, and the team boos me.— Jim Polzin (@JimPolzinWSJ) April 3, 2015The Badgers certainly know how to keep seemingly mundane NCAA pressers entertaining, that’s for sure.
NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: An Ohio State Buckeye helmet is seen on the sidelines prior to the start of the game during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)From 2001 to 2011, Jim Bollman worked for Ohio State, serving as both the offensive coordinator and the offensive line coach. In his final year with the Buckeyes, as Eleven Warriors notes, he didn’t “seriously” recruit Taylor Decker, leading the four-star then-recruit to commit to Notre Dame. Decker eventually switched his commitment to Ohio State after Urban Meyer was brought in, and, as we all know, he’s become a star for the program.Monday afternoon, Decker was asked about having to face off against Bollman, who now works for Michigan State, this Saturday. Eric Seger captured his response.Taylor Decker wasn’t an OSU target til Meyer came. Prior regime incl. MSU TE coach Bollman: “He didn’t want me either. So hopefully we win.”— Eric Seger (@EricSeger33) November 16, 2015Monday night, Decker took to Twitter to issue a statement on the matter. He clearly wants to make his final home game a positive experience – he feels that what he said is being “spun” a bit.pic.twitter.com/0e9XiuY8Pd— Taylor Decker (@TDeck68) November 16, 2015Decker and the Buckeyes kick off at 3:30 PM ET against the Spartans. As you probably know, there’s a lot on the line this year.
TORONTO – When fans score tickets for events at the Burton Cummings Theatre in Winnipeg in the future, they might notice the absence of a familiar feature: that ubiquitous zebra-styled inventory tracker bar that adorns almost every retail product imaginable.The theatre’s operator, True North Sports and Entertainment, is testing a new Ticketmaster system that gives venues the option to omit barcodes that would usually be scanned to validate a ticket’s authenticity and grant entry to a concert or sporting event.It could be an early sign that the days of the barcode are numbered as technological improvements allow companies to replace them with more secure digital tickets with codes embedded in a fan’s phone or a Wi-Fi connected wristband that lets them track consumers for both security and data-collection purposes.Invented in the 1970s, the barcode was first used to purchase a 67-cent pack of Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit gum, but was quickly adopted in many industries after companies realized it could expedite purchases and assist in tracking inventory.Businesses that are already moving on from the barcode range from Montreal’s Osheaga music festival, which prefers scannable wristbands, to Amazon’s new, cashierless store in Seattle that uses various sensors to detect products customers have in their carts and automatically charge their accounts.One U.K. retail expert recently gave the technology a shelf life of only another five to 10 years.“The barcode’s going to go away,” Ticketmaster’s CEO Michael Rapino reportedly told an audience at a Goldman Sachs investor conference last fall, though he didn’t offer a timeline for the barcode’s demise.His company has stayed fairly quiet about its experiments with ditching the barcode through Ticketmaster Presence — a program that allows venues to let fans scan e-tickets embedded with a digital token instead of a barcode and stored on their phone or smartwatch at self-service terminals to gain entry to events.The entertainment giant wouldn’t name what Canadian venues or artists are looking to experiment with cutting the barcode beyond the Burton Cummings Theatre, which True North Sports and Entertainment’s vice-president of communications, Rob Wozny said has yet to offer a barcodeless show.So far Ticketmaster said 70 venues, including the 25,500-person capacity Orlando City Stadium, have used Presence in North America and more are likely to toy with the program this year as it rolls out further.Ticketmaster started pushing Presence amid its ongoing crusade against bots that buy up large portions of tickets within seconds after they go on sale online and fraudsters that dupe ticket buyers in the resale market by photocopying a ticket numerous times and reselling it to unsuspecting fans who are then denied entry at the door.“That’s bad for everyone involved — venues, clubs, artists, and especially the fans,” Justin Burleigh, Ticketmaster’s executive vice president of product, said in an email.A digital smartphone ticket is supposed to be more difficult to resell on sites and especially outside of concert venues.“(With Presence) there has been zero instances of fraud so far and the tech is succeeding in getting fans into venues to see their favourite live events faster and more efficiently than ever.”Presence not only directs fans to the shortest lines or parking lots with the most empty spaces, but offers a sales and marketing edge because it gives Ticketmaster access to reams of data on eventgoers and their habits.Barcodeless systems also offer the opportunity to lower staffing costs by eliminating the need to scan individual items or tickets, said Norman Shaw, an associate professor at Ryerson University, who studies the cashless society.Shaw said companies are gravitating towards two barcode alternatives: near-field communication (NFC), which is most often seen in tap-and-go credit cards and proximity-based garage entry systems, and radio frequency identification (RFID), which companies can set up to detect which items are leaving their store.“If I have RFID, I have more flexibility, because as soon as it comes in, I know what I have,” said Shaw. “On a store level, it is really important for a retailer to know what they have, rather than having to look at every single item.”For instance, cruiselines use the technology to monitor who gets on and off at ports of call.Companies are using such technologies to track internal movements as well.Retailers with large warehouses have been among the quickest to adopt RFID for use with incoming shipments that are often bundled on large pallets that can be difficult and tedious to comb through, Shaw said.Miners and energy companies, such as Suncor Energy, are using RFID fobs to locate workers without forcing them to scan a barcoded pass as they enter rooms. And manufacturers such as Ford Motor Co. and DeWalt use RFID to help construction and factory workers keep track of tools and equipment.While Shaw believes the proliferation of RFID and NFC will continue, he doesn’t expect retailers to abandon the barcode en masse because most of the alternatives require customers to have a smartphone or rely on the internet, which can have outages.“It doesn’t cover every situation, but it will cover many, many situations,” he said.But as for any notion that the barcode is on its deathbed, he added, “It will take us a long time to get there.”
This crude oil is being transported to a Prince George refinery. RCMP are on site and Drive BC will be updated as the road is open in both directions. The incident has been downgraded from a Code 2 to a Code 1 as it is under control.(PEACE FM) CHETWYND, B.C. – A truck hauling 40 000 liters of crude oil has had a fire about 20 km west from Chetwynd on Highway 97 at about 10 a.m. Sunday. The fire has been isolated to the rear tires of the unit and no product has been lost. The company has dispatched another unit to continue to take the product from the highway.
New Delhi: Two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders will play all their Indian Premier League home matches at Eden Gardens despite Bengal going into polls during all seven phases of general elections. The BCCI on Tuesday released the full schedule of the round robin league matches starting March 23 till May 5. As usual, there will be a total 56 matches that will be played during the six-week tourney. Among the round robin matches there are 12 afternoon starts (4 pm matches) on the weekends. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhThe IPL operations team has ensured that no team plays their home matches at the alternate venues as the general elections will be held in seven phases from April 12 to May 19. Even Kings XI Punjab, who had played a few of their home matches in Indore during earlier editions, will play all their matches in Mohali. “The biggest challenge was to ensure that KKR gets to play all their matches at Eden Gardens as Bengal is the only state which is going to polls on all seven dates. However with Calcutta and adjoining areas going to polls on May 19, we have been able to sort the issues with help of the government and local police authorities,” a senior BCCI official said.