Simmons cameo helps Heat silence Thunder

first_imgBRISBANE, Australia, (CMC): West Indies opener Lendl Simmons emerged from his slump to stroke a small cameo as Brisbane Heat chased down a challenging total to beat Andre Russell’s Sydney Thunder by six wickets in the Big Bash League here yesterday. In pursuit of 187 for victory at the Gabba, Heat reached their target with three deliveries to spare, with the right-handed Simmons carving out 34 off 25 balls. Simmons, who failed to score in his two previous innings, struck two fours and two sixes, putting on 72 off 55 balls for the first wicket with Jimmy Peirson, whose 40 came from 36 balls with six fours. Simmons was first to fall, caught at third man by Clint McKay off seamer Shane Watson. His dismissal paved the way for captain Chris Lynn, who slammed 75 off 32 deliveries with six fours and six sixes. Lynn put on a swift 62 off 24 balls with Ben Cutting (22 not out) for the fourth wicket, before becoming one of Russell’s two wickets. The right-handed Russell had earlier belted two fours and a six in scoring 20 off nine deliveries as Thunder reached 186 for five off 20 overs, after being sent in. Captain Mike Hussey stroked 56 from 43 balls with two fours and two sixes, while Watson hammered 46 from 31 balls with five sixes. West Indies leg-spinner Samuel Badree finished with one for 26 from his four overs.last_img read more

Eager to move on from finals loss, Standhardinger grateful to be playing for PH anew

first_imgAfter the ballyhoo that surrounded him entering the league, his first title series ended in disappointment when San Miguel bowed to Barangay Ginebra in six games in the Commissioner’s Cup Wednesday.“Of course, it was very tough. I was thinking that when I signed a contract with the PBA it was one of the best things and the most accomplished thing in my life,” said Standhardinger after the Philippine national basketball team’s practice Thursday at Meralco Gym.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’It wasn’t a great finals performance for Standhardinger, who averaged just 12.6 points in the finals series and was held to three points combined in the final two losses.The Fil-German center, though, has a venue to release his frustrations, and this time it’s for a much bigger cause, in the upcoming Asian Games. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal 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 MOST READ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Peza offers relief to ecozone firms “Not winning the championship, it’s harder, so all I can do now is go on the court and play hard, sprint up and down, and I really hope we can make something happen in the Asian Games.”Standhardinger has been chosen to represent the Philippines in the continental meet starting August 18 in a PBA-laden team mentored by NLEX coach Yeng Guiao, and he is nothing but grateful.“I think it does help me get a little distracted and to move forward with it and keep it in the past, so I’m very grateful,” said Standhardinger.Standhardinger, a former MVP in a second-tier league in Germany, already represented the country in the Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur and the Fiba 3×3 World Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Women’s volleyball captain Zhu leads China into Asian Games Christian Standhardinger’s early run in the PBA isn’t off to the greatest of starts.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Google pledges 20 million for 3D prosthetics

first_imgAdvertisement Web giant Google has promised to donate $20 million in funding through its non-profit Google.org arm to support nonprofits and charities using innovative technology to improve the lives of those with disabilities.The communication came through a blog post written by Jacquelline Fuller, the Director of Google.org on Tuesday.The tech giant announced the launch of the Google Impact Challenge: Disabilities project. Google says the scheme is designed to support those living with disabilities, and in order to propel the development of technology which assists the disabled in their daily lives — such as high-tech prosthetics — the company plans to pour $20 million in funding research. – Advertisement – The Google Impact Challenge will seek out nonprofits and help them find new solutions to some serious “what ifs” for the disabled community, according to the blog post. The best of submitted ideas will be supported by the tech giant and given the chance to develop and scale up using the firm’s resources.To kick off the open call for ideas, Google has awarded funding to two companies which focus on reducing the cost of prosthetic limbs and auditory therapy, which could eventually improve access to these technologies worldwide.The Enable community has been awarded $600,000 to further the cause of open-source, 3D prosthetic limbs. While traditional prosthetics can cost thousands of dollars to fit, assemble and purchase, R&D in 3D printing has the potential to revolutionize the industry.As an example, last year 3D printed prosthetics were used to replace limbs lost by children caught in the Sudanese war for as little as $100. Google’s funding will be used by the community — which uses 3D printers to design, assemble and fit 3D prosthetics for free — to advance the development of open-source 3D-printed upper-limb prosthetics.Via ZDnetlast_img read more