The Internet of Things is making a lot of traditional businesses rethink exactly what their business is and how they create and deliver products and services.Jeffrey Kaplan, directory of THINKStrategies, wrote that “hardware and software is now being embedded into a company’s products and services to give the lines of business unprecedented insight into how their products and services are being used by customers so they can better serve current customers and develop new products/services to win new customers.”Jack Reader, business development manager at ThingWorx, said that “for the first time, we can see what’s happening in real time in the physical world, and data that used to be siloed is now flowing into one place. Businesses can now tell when a machine is going to break down and take it out of production, replacing it with a backup machine, to keep productivity going… It prevents businesses from stopping the operations when something breaks down and losing a ton of money… That’s the disruptive nature of the Internet of Things and the value proposition.”Jeff Kelley, analyst at Wikibon, said that “there is a fundamental change of mindset and it will require different ways of approaching application development and how you look at the business. For example, a company might have to redefine itself from thinking that it only makes ‘makes trains,’ to a company that also ‘services trains with data.’”Kaplan said that “a growing number of brand-name, consumer-oriented companies are demonstrating the power of IoT and the cloud such as those in the wearables and smart home markets… However, only a handful of forward-minded business executives in traditional product markets are moving in this direction today. These enlightened executives see an opportunity to gain a competitive advantage in their increasingly commoditized traditional product marketplaces by converting data derived from their products into information services.”
Christian Standhardinger. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netChristian Standhardinger isn’t letting the negativity ruin his excitement of being selected by San Miguel Beer as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft.It wasn’t all cheers for the Fil-German forward when his name was called but he couldn’t care any less.ADVERTISEMENT Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups “I’ll show a lot of puso (heart), a lot of fight, and the rest is kinda on the side. But I’m gonna fight my heart out every time and I hope I can make this very strong team a little bit better. That’s my goal,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Falcons strengthen grip of 3rd spot, rout Bulldogs Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors LATEST STORIES But there’s just some things the 6-foot-8 forward can’t control and rather than mope on the turn of events that happened the past week, he’s looking forward to the day he can finally play here in the PBA, where he will be forging a partnership with four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo.“I’m very excited. June Mar is a great, great talent. He can do so many things,” he said.“I’m very excited with all the matchups against us. I really wanna see that. I’m very excited on playing high-low with June Mar and it’s an honor and it’s a great thing that I can play with a four-time returning MVP. That’s what I got, that’s what I had, that’s what I saw.”For now, Beermen fans will have to be patient with Standhardinger stll have obligations with his Hong Kong team in the Asean Basketball League.Standhardinger vowed to give his all every game the moment he makes his debut for San Miguel midway through the next season.ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Robredo back to ‘groping with a blind vision’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ READ: Beermen make Standhardinger top pick in 2017 PBA Draft“I’m actually really good at letting everything out. I’m really good at just focusing on my projects, like my Youtube channel I’m gonna do in the Philippines now in English, and about my career in basketball,” Standhardinger said on Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“So I don’t really pay attention to these things. I’m just happy it finally worked out. I’ll play in the PBA now and I’ll play with San Miguel.”The crowd couldn’t help but express its disapproval over the controversial San Miguel-Kia trade that allowed the Beermen to nab Standhardinger. View comments
As the Cavs regrouped at practice before leaving to play the Washington Wizards on Friday, there were signs of concern or panic about the slow start from such an experienced team. Losses are going to happen.“No one in here is a rookie,” Wade said. “Everyone in here has been through it. Lots of guys have been through the highest of the highs and the lowest of the lows. It’s frustrating when you’re going through it.We have to continue to understand that we’re going to get out of this together and this is going to be a distant memory at one point, but right now we’re in it. We have to figure it out and I think we will.”Wade said communication, or a lack of it, has been at the root of Cleveland’s problems. With the league’soldest roster, it’s not a surprise that the Cavs are struggling defensively against younger, and in some cases, more athletic teams.But what it alarming is that the Cavs have been slow to correct their mistakes and teams are shooting so well against them. Cleveland’s opponents are making a league-high 42 percent of their 3-point attempts.Wade joked that it feels like teams are “shooting like 90 percent on open shots and 70 percent on contested shots.”“We have a long way to go defensively,” he said. “If we was at our best defensively and they was tagging us like this, it’d be red alert. Right now, as we said, we’ve got to continue to get our coverages down, our communication down.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans One of Cleveland’s most dependable players over the past few years, Thompson was injured in the second quarter Wednesday night in a loss to the Indiana Pacers. Thompson, who has been moved out and in of the starting lineup by coach Tyronn Lue, left Quicken Loans Arena using crutches. The team said an MRI confirmed the strain and that he’ll need as much as four weeks to recover before he plays again.Thompson’s injury is the latest setback for the Cavs, who have dropped four straight and are 3-5, not where a team expected to make it to its fourth NBA Finals figured to be at this point.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingBut injuries, new players, an older roster and defensive lapses have contributed to make the three-time defending Eastern Conference champions one of the early season’s surprises — for the wrong reasons.Cleveland has lost the past four games by a combined 64 points, the most lopsided four-game span for James since he lost four in a row during his rookie season. But that’s when he was virtually alone on a Clevelandteam, not one with All-Stars like Kevin Love, Dwyane Wade and Derrick Rose. Palace: Robredo back to ‘groping with a blind vision’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Indiana Pacers’ Victor Oladipo (4) passes against Cleveland Cavaliers’ Tristan Thompson (13) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — The worst four-game stretch of LeBron James’ career and a shocking start for the Cavaliers got a little worse Thursday.Forward Tristan Thompson could be out a month with a strained left calf.ADVERTISEMENT Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges View comments Nadal remains on track for first Paris Masters title Lue has been scrambling to come up with combinations that work, and his job has been made more difficult by injuries to Rose, Iman Shumpert and with James working himself into shape after missing most of the preseason with a sprained ankle.Also, the Cavs are still without All-Star guard Isaiah Thomas, who is still recovering from a hip injury.Wade, who signed a one-year deal for a chance to play alongside his close friend James again, likened the Cavs’ current state to something he experienced a few years ago in Miami.After winning consecutive titles, the Heat started 4-3 before winning 10 straight games. They finished 54-28, won the conference title and made the Finals for the fourth straight year.Wade is still amazed it happened.“I don’t know how we made it,” he said. “As a team, we were kind of like this. It was worse because it wasn’t new guys. It was guys who had been around each other four years in a row. Your jokes weren’t funny anymore to other guys, when you walked in it wasn’t a big smile any more. Guys were just over you. It’s like being in a bad marriage. But we somehow made it to the Finals.“Indiana should have beat us that year. We had a mental edge over those guys and we were able to win. But we shouldn’t have been there. So it’s tough, definitely. That’s why it hasn’t been done a lot. For the guys here, you have to pull from something else to motivate you, to get you to feel that hunger again like you had that first year. 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MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Leaning on Cherry Rondina anew, the Golden Tigresses improved to 2-2 and created a massive four-way logjam at the third spot with the Lady Falcons, Ateneo, and Far Eastern University.Hit with injuries, UST played without two key players in libero Rica Rivera (leg) and hitter Milena Alessandrini (shoulder).FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingAlessandrini’s absence meant that UST had to find a replacement for the 11.7 scoring average the Filipino-Italian rookie brings to the table for the Golden Tigresses.UST’s offensive spark, apart from Rondina, came from Dimdim Pacres, who had 13 points against the Lady Falcons. BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte Undermanned University of Santo Tomas blanked Adamson University, 25-9, 31-29, 25-19, to earn its second win in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT Jema Galanza led Adamson with 10 points.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Russians face unfamiliar wait for first Olympic gold Judiciary Committee set to take over Trump impeachment probe PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid View comments Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Golden Tigresses head coach Kung Fu Reyes said it was, ironically, Adamson head coach Air Padda that gave them the motivation against the Lady Falcons.“The players wrote the articles where coach Air said that UST won’t win relying on just one person alone,” said Reyes in Filipino. “They had a different response when a different coach made the same observation.”After UST labored just to get the second set, the Golden Tigresses had a steadier path come the third set.The Golden Tigresses were in firm control of Adamson in the third set leading 10-3 early on, although this was an error on Lady Falcon Chiara Permentilla’s part, Alina Bicar then had two straight service aces to give UST a 16-9 lead.Rondina finished the match with a game-high 22 points while Carla Sandoval added nine.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais
Walk-on senior kicker Tyler Durbin reflects on Saturday’s game against Bowling Green at a presser inside of Woody Hayes Athletic Complex. Credit: Nick McWilliams | Sports EditorEvery Ohio State football player has a different story about their journey to playing in Ohio Stadium, but few are as distinct as that of walk-on kicker Tyler Durbin. Durbin appeared in his first game for the Buckeyes last Saturday against Bowling Green and impressed OSU coach Urban Meyer.Listed as a senior, Durbin is in his second year with the team. Last season, the Burke, Virginia, native did not appear in a game, giving way to then-OSU kicker Jack Willoughby and current Buckeye junior Sean Nuernberger. In both 2012 and 2013, he was playing on the James Madison University soccer team.“I committed there my junior year of high school, not really knowing what I wanted to study,” Durbin said.Unfortunately for Durbin, who made the decision to study civil engineering after arriving on the Dukes’ campus, the program he seeked was not offered at the college he had signed with in high school.“They only had general engineering, they didn’t have any of the disciplines,” Durbin said. “After two years there, I decided to transfer.”During that same time, he also decided to pick up the art of kicking a football. He began practicing with his father at his former high school, trying to perfect the correct angles and motions to land him a chance to play with a top team in the nation.Durbin’s father recorded him doing kickoffs and field goals. During that time, Durbin said he worked with a man named Paul Woodside, who works for a kicking and punting training company called “Before U Kick.”Woodside is a former walk-on at West Virginia University, where he earned All-American status twice, as well as being inducted as a member of the West Virginia University Hall of Fame. Durbin learned to accurately and powerfully kick a football during his time with Woodside, and sent his tapes out to four colleges after leaving James Madison.Of the four universities Durbin sent tapes to — Virginia Tech, Virginia, Georgia Tech and Ohio State — only the Buckeyes replied to the former centerback and expressed interest in his abilities.Kristin, Durbin’s wife, has connections to OSU. Her parents are both alumni of OSU and fans of the Buckeyes. Durbin’s in-laws and his now wife were pulling for the Buckeyes to reach out and extend an offer.Former OSU Director of High School Relations Greg Gillum did reach out to Durbin, and the wheels were set in motion for the former all-region soccer player to don the Scarlet and Gray.“(Gillum) emailed me and said he liked what he saw on the tape, so we scheduled a meeting and I came to campus,” Durbin said. “I came to campus and he called me back, I wanna say a month or two after that, and said they had an open spot on the team. They needed a kicker.”The first day for Durbin at OSU was a memorable day for all Buckeyes fans.“My first day on campus was the day the team won the national championship,” Durbin said. “I started workouts with the team a week after that.”OSU coach Urban Meyer spoke about the performance of Durbin during a Monday press conference following the blowout win of Bowling Green. In all, Durbin was able to secure an open field tackle, chase the returner out-of-bounds twice and make 11 extra points.An ongoing joke with the Buckeyes is Meyer not remembering the name of Durbin, since the first time the OSU coach saw his new kicker, he had no idea who Durbin was. Continuing the long-running joke, Meyer kept up the act on Monday.“I don’t know where the hell (Durbin) came from,” Meyer said. “He is really good.”Meyer was disappointed on the kick coverage the Buckeyes showed against the Falcons, but was quick to note the plays of Durbin that stood out. After the returner for Bowling Green had beat the first wave of defenders, Durbin was able to chase the ball carrier to the sideline, preventing a long return.Although transitioning from a different sport may seem challenging, Durbin said his soccer background propelled him into the OSU starting lineup.“It’s not too different. There’s little differences in technique,” Durbin said. “But, as I mentioned before, Paul Woodside. I worked with him a lot, and it was a pretty easy transition for me from soccer to football for me. I’ve always had a big leg and it came pretty naturally to me.”The big leg Durbin claims to have has given him quite a lot to brag about on the team. According to the senior, he made a 70-yard field goal with a little wind support behind him in practice.With praise from his coaches and his teammates, Durbin is shaping up to handle the kicking duties for the Buckeyes for the foreseeable future. Along his long journey from Burke to Harrisonburg, Virginia, to Columbus, the former soccer defender is still trying to soak in the wild ride he has had in the last few years.“It’s crazy to me. None of this would have happened if God hadn’t put this opportunity in front of me,” Durbin said. “I’m really thankful for the opportunity I’ve gotten here. It’s been the best experience of my life.”
For the first time ever, the city of Columbus is set to host the NCAA women’s basketball Final Four in 2018.The announcement was made Monday evening on ESPN2 after the women’s basketball committee visited Columbus in September.Columbus was up against Dallas, Houston, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay and New Orleans in the bidding process. Each city was in the running to host the Final Four between 2017 and 2020, with Dallas getting 2017, Tampa Bay being awarded the 2019 tournament and New Orleans receiving the Final Four in 2020.Columbus has never hosted the women’s Final Four, but last hosted first round matchups at Ohio State’s St. John Arena in 2013.Tampa Bay is set to host the 2015 women’s Final Four.Bids to host the Final Four were due in May and the committees narrowed the list down to select finalists before visiting each of those cities earlier this fall.According to an NCAA release, any venue that wishes to host the women’s Final Four must have a seating capacity of at least 18,000. Nationwide Arena — the likely site for a Final Four in Columbus — has a capacity of 19,500 for basketball.A Greater Columbus Sports Commission release estimated in September that the women’s Final Four could generate $18-20 million in visitor spending and could attract 40,000 fans.
OSU Freshman goalie Jill Rizzo saves a shot against Vermont Credit: Walt Middleton – Courtesy of OSU AthleticsThe Ohio State women’s lacrosse team took down Robert Morris 7-3 with a strong second-half rally Wednesday afternoon. The Buckeyes (5-5, 1-1 Big Ten) went on a 3-0 run in the first 10 minutes of the second half to extend to a four-goal lead that proved too big for the Colonials (4-6) to overcome. A series of turnovers and fouls led to a slow start for both teams. Robert Morris junior defender Shannon Lynch put the first goal on the scoreboard following a foul on Ohio State 12 minutes into the first half.Buckeyes junior attack McKayla Conti tied the score at one with fewer than 15 minutes remaining in the game, and junior midfielder Baley Parrott followed up with a free-position goal to give Ohio State the lead before just before the end of the first half. “We weren’t moving the ball that well in the first half,” head coach Alexis Venechanos said. “I thought our decision making was a little poor so we changed our set up a little bit [and] attacked from up top.” After a near 15-minute scoring drought in the second half after Ohio State’s early second-half run of three straight goals, the Colonials inched closer with a goal by junior attack Kerri Sayrafe. Robert Morris’ final push to close the gap was not enough, and a goal by Parrot with fewer than three minutes remaining secured the game for the Buckeyes. “I’m really proud of our team. We stepped up,” Venechanos said. “We didn’t like our start of the game, but I thought our defense definitely held the fort tight for us.”Parrot led the team with three goals and now leads the team with 28 goals. Ohio State sophomore goalie Jillian Rizzo had 13 saves and gave up a season-low three goals. The Buckeyes will turn their attention back to conference play and look to keep the momentum going when they face No. 6 Penn State at noon Saturday.
Everton manager Marco Silva is happy with the man-of-the-match performance of Yerry Mina in his first start at Stamford Bridge.Everton signed Yerry Mina signed from Barcelona in August, and he made his Premier League debut as a sub just last weekend due to a foot injury, but he replaced Kurt Zouma and played fulltime.Sky Sports named Mina man of the match as he kept Chelsea’s attack at bay in their goalless draw at Stamford Bridge and Silva was happy with his contribution.“He did everything I expected,” Silva told Sky Sports.Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“It was his first official match in maybe three or four months and he showed his quality.“He is very good on the ball and he is a player who will give us quality on the ball. Even without the ball, he did what we planned, our defensive organization and process.“I think he did really well.”
Former Tottenham Hotspur striker Dimitar Berbatov says the club has to lift a trophy in the nearest future in order to keep Mauricio Pochettino.Since signing for Spurs in 2014, Pochettino has transformed the North London club to serious title challengers.Spurs came to close to clinching the league in 2016, but Leicester City defied all odds to lift the title in a historic season for the club.Reports this weeks have linked Pochettino to Real Madrid and Manchester United, but Berbatov believes the only way to keep the Argentine would be to win a trophy.“They have everything the manager would want,” Berbatov told Sky Sports.Pochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“A great squad, great training pitch, great stadium. Maybe they are missing only silverware.“It goes for the manager as it does for the players – they want to win something and have something to show afterward.“Spurs need to win something in order for him to stay – it is the only thing missing. I hope he stays, everyone I speak to has only good things to say about him.“For Spurs to reach the heights they want to reach they need to keep Pochettino.”
Manchester United defender Luke Shaw insists the club’s former manager Jose Mourinho deserves respect for the trophies he won during his time.Caretaker boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer began his tenure with an impressive 5-1 win at Cardiff City on Saturday but Shaw insists fans should not forget that Mourinho won three trophies for the club.“It’s not very nice when something as big as that happens at the club but I think we as players and as a team show respect in what happened,” Shaw said, according to ESPN.“People might be quick to forget what Jose did for United — the three trophies he won — he did a lot.”“One of the trophies was one we had not won before. He took us to three trophies in one season so those people need to respect him and remember what he did for not only us as a team to win those trophies but the fans as well.”Mourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.Former United striker Solskjaer has been given handed the reigns until the end season to stake his claim for the top job, although reports in the UK believes that Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino is the club’s preferred choice.Shaw knows the former Espanyol man well from their time together at Southampton but the England international is not yet thinking about a potential reunion.“I’m not too focused on what’s going to happen in the summer,” he said.“I think the most important thing is now the position we’re in, it’s to focus on the team and what Ole wants from us as players and we will do all we can to maximise everything that he can get out of us and focus on the season before anything happens in the summer.”