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Compton looking for player who can match up with Fajardo, Slaughter

first_imgJapan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA “The biggest position in need is someone to match up with June Mar and Greg. It’s really a challenge, like you look at Ginebra in the Finals right now, look at their length,” he said.That’s why Compton is desperately wishing for a miracle that against all odds, the four teams ahead of Alaska will surprisingly shy away from tabbing Standhardinger in this draft which will let the Aces swoop the Fil-German forward in.“If he drops to five, I’m hoping. If people are gonna pass up on him and he drops to five, yes, we will be open to taking him,” the affable bench tactician said.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Danny Kingad: student by day, fighter by night QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort LATEST STORIES Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Alaska coach Alex Compton. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAlaska coach Alex Compton knows that with his team picking fifth in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft, he has no choice but to wait for the proceedings to pan out.“This draft already has its top five players and I don’t think there’s a lot of surprises for us. I think there’s some good talent in the draft, so we’ll just have to wait,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasacenter_img Read Next MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Christian Standhardinger and Kiefer Ravena are the consensus 1-2 picks in the annual rookie selection, which leaves bluechip recruits Jeron Teng, Raymar Jose, and Jason Perkins for picks three to five, the last of those expectedly being the Aces’ man.Compton knows that he can’t go wrong with any of those five as he maintains the mentality of picking the best talent available at their spot.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 shutoutHowever, with Alaska desperate to get back to contending for titles, the American mentor said that getting a frontcourt player that can compete with the likes of June Mar Fajardo and Greg Slaughter should be of high priority for teams who want to win a championship.“Most places where basketball is played, it’s the hardest to find a dominant big man. I heard there’s a pretty good one in the PBA who has won four straight MVPs,” said Compton, displaying his signature wit to the media once again. “Those guys don’t grow on trees. It would be nice if I could go to that tree and pick a June Mar, but that’s not what happens. Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST01:37Protesters 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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NCAA committee proposes moving 3s to international line

first_img— Allowing coaches to call live-ball timeouts during the final two minutes of regulation or overtime.— Expanding replay reviews to include basket interference or goaltending calls in the final two minutes of regulation or overtime. View comments MOST READ DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES Roger Federer loses to Dominic Thiem in Madrid Open quarterfinals SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated FILE – In this April 4, 2019, file photo, NCAA President Mark Emmert answers questions at a news conference at the Final Four college basketball tournament in Minneapolis. College athletes are continuing to function at high levels in the classroom but their Academic Progress Rate scores appear to be hitting a peak. The most recent statistics, released Wednesday, May 8, 2019, show this year’s overall four-year score matched last year’s record-high of 983 and that the four-year scores in football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball also matched last year’s marks. Baseball improved by one point to 976 while single-year scores at Historically Black Colleges declined slightly. “We are seeing some flattening of rates, which is not unusual given the large amount of data over a long period of time,” Emmert said in a statement. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA men’s basketball rules committee is proposing moving the 3-point line to the international distance and resetting the shot clock to 20 seconds following offensive rebounds.Both rules could take effect next season in Division I. College basketball’s other two divisions would wait until 2020-21 to move the 3-point line because of the cost.ADVERTISEMENT The Playing Rules Oversight Panel will vote on the recommendations June 5.Rules committee members made their proposals after receiving feedback from the coaches who competed in the NIT each of the past two years, which used the international line on an experimental basis.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics The line moved out a foot to 20 feet, 9 inches before the 2008-09 season. The NCAA said the 3-point percentage dipped from 35.2% in 2007-08 to 34.4% in 2008-09 with that change, though it eventually climbed back to 35.2% in Division I by the 2017-18 season.The proposal for the shot-clock change was designed to improve the pace of the game, with the NCAA stating the committee believes the full 30-second clock isn’t needed when the offensive team securing the rebound already is in the front court.As with the current rule, the clock reset would take place only when a shot has hit the rim.The committee also proposed:— Assessing Flagrant 2 fouls, which include ejections, if derogatory epithets are used.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles The international 3-point distance is 22 feet, 1.75 inches, a little more than a foot back from the current college line.“Freedom of movement in the game remains important, and we feel this will open up the game,” said Colorado coach Tad Boyle, the committee’s chairman. “We believe this will remove some of the congestion on the way to the basket.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Celebrity Badminton League shifted to Kochi, to begin on Sept 24,Celebrity Badminton League shifted to Kochi, to begin on Sept 24

first_imgThe inaugural match of the Celebrity Badminton League will take place in Kochi on September 24 instead of on September 18 in Chennai, as planned earlier.Considering the current issues between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, the franchise partners, Chennai Rockers, Karnataka Alps, Kerala Royals and the Tollywood Thunders, along with the CBL management, have proposed two changes from the original schedule, said a statement from L Hemachandran, Founding Director and CEO, Celebrity Badminton League Pvt Ltd.In the inaugural match, the Chennai and Bengaluru teams were to play each other on September 18, with another match between them scheduled for October 8. Both these matches have been rescheduled to later dates in October, which would be announced shortly, he said in a release.“Karnataka Alps is an integral part of the CBL season-1, as much as the others and all the teams are determined to play the sport in the right spirit. We have taken this decision as a responsible organisation to ensure peace and harmony on behalf of the board and franchise partners,” he said. COMMENT SHARE SHARE EMAIL Celebrity badminton league set to begin from Sept 18 COMMENTS RELATED center_img SHARE sport September 16, 2016 Published onlast_img read more

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UAAP: La Salle keeps Final 4 hopes alive, escapes UST

first_imgCanadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES PBA: Rain or Shine turns back Blackwater to end slide La Salle still in fight for a Final Four berth. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines–Don’t count De La Salle out just yet.The Green Archers delivered a second half performance to remember as they subdued University of Santo Tomas, 80-79, Wednesday night to stay in the thick of the fight for a Final Four berth in UAAP Season 82 at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Becoming his own man The result further muddled up the Final Four race with University of the Philippines only securing a playoff for a postseason berth even with an 80-77 win over National U earlier.The Tamaraws eliminated the Adamson Falcons with a 63-60 victory earlier, while rising to 7-6. Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles04:26Deaf personalities everyone should know02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. This jewelry designer is also an architect DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Providing La Salle a lift when it needed it the most, Jamie Malonzo, Aljun Melecio and Brandon Bates all came through with big games as the Archers climbed to 6-6, while denying the Growling Tigers a Final Fourspot. Justin Baltazar also dished out a solid output of 14 points and 11 rebounds.Playing in his one and only year of eligibility for La Salle, Malonzo finished with a game-high 23 points, including an electrifying reverse dunk in the final period, while Melecio poured 11 of his 18 points inthe last two periods for the Archers, who are still in fifth spot, just half a game behind Far Eastern U.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceBates notched a double-double of 10 points and 15 rebounds as he more than held his inside the paint against a UST squad that seized control early, before fading in the second half.The Archers outscored the Tigers, 26-13, in the third period as they overhauled a 37-44 deficit and turned it into a 63-57 lead heading into the final period. Melecio’s triple gave the Archers a 72-61 lead with 6 minutes remaining. View commentslast_img read more

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Why Marcelo is out of favour at Madrid

first_imgMarcelo, for so long a mainstay at left-back at Real Madrid, is currently out of favour. Sergio Reguilon has taken the Brazilian’s place as Madrid’s first-choice left-back for the time being, as Marcelo started his first game at left-back on Thursday since January 6.Before then, Reguilon had started three consecutive matches at left-back, as the Castilla product continues to impress under Santiago Solari. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? The sight of Marcelo on the bench is an odd one for any Madrid supporter, with the 30-year-old having established himself among the world’s best at his position over the past decade.But injuries have affected Marcelo this term, the Brazilian having missed 10 games with various muscle problems, and he has not been at his best when healthy either.Additionally, Marcelo has struggled with his weight throughout his career, and his lack of consistent playing time this season has made it difficult for him to maintain his peak fitness.Despite his stuttering campaign so far Solari has insisted that he is still a big backer of Marcelo, and that he has reacted well to his recent benching. “His love for the club and his commitment to the club and his joy at training are undoubted, and his behaviour is impeccable. All these things must be praised,” the Madrid manager said on Wednesday.”It’s always a difficult task to pick the team.”Marcelo Real Madrid 2018-19Indeed, Madrid sources have confirmed to Goal that Marcelo’s response to his recent benching has been positive, and he is continuing to train hard with the hope of regaining his spot in Solari’s team.Unlike the case of Isco, another Madrid player out of favour, Marcelo’s relationship with Solari remains good, with no personal animosity between the pair.However, if Marcelo continues to be unable to regain his spot, rumours linking him with a summer switch to Juventus will increase.Several Madrid players have been tipped to follow Cristiano Ronaldo in making the move to Turin, and Ronaldo himself seemed to encourage his former team-mate to join him in an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport last month.“Marcelo is strong, we open the doors to good players and Marcelo is one of them,” the Portuguese said.For now, though, Marcelo is happy at Madrid and Solari is still counting on him, despite his recent benching.last_img read more

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Georgia Player Tray Bishop Arrested For Reportedly Showing People A Sex Tape Of A Woman Without Her Consent

first_imgA general view of the Georgia Bulldog's football field.ATHENS, GA – SEPTEMBER 6: Fans of the Georgia Bulldogs watch play against the Central Michigan Chippewas at Sanford Stadium on September 6, 2008 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)A college football player was arrested earlier this week on charges of felony eavesdropping/surveillance as the result of an alleged incident that reportedly occurred during the fall of 2017.Georgia’s Detravion “Tray” Bishop was taken into custody at Athens-Clarke County Jail at 12:25 p.m. on Wednesday – he was later released $5,700 bond, according to Dawgnation.com.Bishop’s arrest was the result of a University of Georgia Police investigation that began after they received a complaint from a woman in April. The aggrieved party reportedly told authorities that Bishop recorded a sex act without her permission on Nov. 5, 2017.From the report:“The complainant wished to report that there was a student going around showing people a sex tape of her … without her consent,” the police report said. “… A subsequent investigation into this incident led us into determining that the crime of unlawful eavesdropping occurred on [Nov. 5]. The investigation showed that Detravion Bishop had recorded [victim’s name] inside his dorm room without her permission and without her knowledge.”The Georgia football program is aware of the alleged incident and head coach Kirby Smart released the following statement.“Certainly it’s disappointing when a player or any other young person under our charge is arrested, and we don’t condone any illegal or improper behavior. That being said, university policies are being followed. We are investigating the matter and it’s important that we gather all information relevant to the situation before we determine what policies may come into play. Then we can take appropriate action if necessary.”Bishop did not play for the Bulldogs during the 2017 season.We’ll keep you updated as details become available.[Dawgnation]last_img read more

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NYS Rebrands Summer Employment Programme

first_img NYS has designed a pilot programme called ‘Enrichment Camps’ 4,000 students between 17 and 24 years of age will be engaged in the NYS programme this summer The National Youth Service (NYS) summer employment programme is being rebranded, as part of a major thrust by the NYS to reach and empower more young people with its development programmes.Executive Director of the NYS, Melvin Smith, told JIS News that the programme, which seeks to engender professional work and ethical standards in the youth, has been undergoing changes and will now be referred to as the ‘National Youth Service Summer Programme’.He said the word employment has been removed from the title, because it implied that a reward would be given that is commensurate with the work done.“Certainly, we expect that the work that the participants do will be significantly beyond the stipend we pay,” he said, adding that the stipend is based on the agency’s budget and ability to pay.“The real value to the participants is not the cash they receive, it is really the knowledge they gain and the employability skills that they have and the networks they would have developed during that period,” Mr. Smith emphasised.Approximately 4,000 secondary and tertiary students between 17 and 24 years of age will be engaged in the NYS programme this summer. The students recently participated in a two-day orientation session to prepare them for placements at business organisations for a three-week internship, either in July or August.Mr. Smith pointed out that at the end of their internships, the students will be empowered, have more knowledge about career options and the requirements of particular businesses or sectors.“They would have developed skills in doing clerical chores or team working or problem solving. The top performers would likely, as has happened before, be called back for other short term projects or potential openings if and when they occur,” he continued, adding that some may decide to go back to, or finish school.For those persons who did not get into the summer programme, Mr. Smith said the NYS has designed a pilot programme called ‘Enrichment Camps’ that will begin during the last week of August.“We are targeting youth who applied to the summer programme, but were unsuccessful. This is a pilot…to give the youth an opportunity, and to say ‘here is something else’,” he said, noting that  the two-week camps will be held in three parishes, St. Catherine, St. James and Kingston, and will target between 40 and 60 persons for each camp.“We are looking at character building, career development skills, and an appreciation of Jamaica’s culture to increase their cultural awareness and of course, to foster volunteerism, which are some of the tenets of the National Youth Service that we have strayed away from over the years,” he said.“Based on how successful that pilot runs, we will see how we do it as a full blown programme over the rest of the fiscal year and into the next year,” Mr. Smith said, while pointing out that the camps could be held throughout the year, based on the findings of the pilot study.center_img Story Highlightslast_img read more

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Beijing Marketing Agency Will Promote Nova Scotia to Chinese Travellers

first_imgTourism Nova Scotia will expand its marketing presence in China this year with help from a marketing agency based in Beijing. Tourism Nova Scotia has partnered with SinoMedia, one of China’s leading media corporations, to deliver a sales and marketing strategy that will inspire Chinese travellers to purchase more Nova Scotia holidays. “China is a significant trading partner for Nova Scotia and an important part of our economic strategy,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “Having a strong presence in this growth market for business and tourism will help attract more visitors to experience our accessible coast, amazing seafood and rich culture.” China is the world’s fastest growing, and highest spending international travel market. The Canadian and Chinese governments have named 2018 the Canada-China Year of Tourism and are simplifying and promoting travel between the two countries. “China is a complex market with considerable opportunity,” said Tourism Nova Scotia CEO Michele Saran. “I am thrilled to announce we have partnered with local expert SinoMedia. “Their understanding of China’s customs and business climate will help secure the sales connections, advertising opportunities and media coverage we need to attract visitors from this lucrative market.” The value of Tourism Nova Scotia’s contract with SinoMedia is $150,000. In addition to its partnership with SinoMedia, Tourism Nova Scotia will continue to work closely with its national partner, Destination Canada, to promote Nova Scotia as a Canadian destination of choice for Chinese travellers.last_img read more

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Breaking Bad Star Wants To Cut The Bull Now About Bullying

first_imgChildren with physical disabilities are twice as likely to be bullied, impacting their educational, physical and emotional development. In support of National Bullying Prevention Month, Shriners Hospitals for Children and award-winning actor RJ Mitte are partnering to encourage teens and adults alike to join them and help end bullying.Born with cerebral palsy, Mitte was treated by the medical experts at Shriners Hospitals for Children for most of his childhood. He has since overcome many of the physical and verbal effects of cerebral palsy. Now, as a Love to the Rescue ambassador for Shriners Hospitals for Children, Mitte advocates for accepting people for who they are, regardless of their physical appearances.“My disability made me a target for bullies,” said Mitte. “I was harassed, knocked down and even had my hand broken. But, I was lucky. I had my friends, my family and Shriners Hospitals for Children to help me become stronger – inside and out.”#CutTheBull reminds everyone that even though someone may look, talk or walk differently, they should be seen for who they are and what they can accomplish. At CutTheBullNow.org supporters can share Mitte’s story and take a pledge to be the one in their school or community to take a stand against bullying.Shriners Hospitals for Children provides specialty pediatric care for children with orthopaedic conditions, spinal cord injuries, burns, and cleft lip and palate, regardless of a family’s ability to pay. Many of its patients experience severe physical disabilities or visible scars, which puts them at a greater risk of being bullied.“At Shriners Hospitals for Children we treat the whole child, providing the highest level of both physical and psychological care to our patients. We encourage our young patients to be proud of who they are and to see beyond their disability,” stated Dale Stauss, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Shriners Hospitals for Children. “Challenging the public to stop bullying kids with disabilities is just another way we send Love to the rescue.”Visit CutTheBullNow.org to learn more.last_img read more

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Affleck Damons production company to adopt inclusion rider

first_imgLOS ANGELES, Calif. – Prominent producers and celebrities like Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Paul Feig are jumping on the inclusion rider bandwagon following Frances McDormand’s best actress Oscar acceptance speech.Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni said late Monday on Twitter that Damon and Affleck’s production company Pearl Street Films would be adopting the inclusion rider in conjunction with USC’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative .Early Tuesday, “Bridesmaids” director Paul Feig followed suit saying on Twitter that his company is also going forward with the inclusion rider for all film and television productions.Feig thanked Stacy L. Smith, the director of USC Annenberg’s Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative, for her “guidance and inspiration.”“We challenge other companies and studios to do the same,” Feig wrote.“Black Panther” actor Michael B. Jordan was one of the first to lend his public support to the concept after the Oscars for his company Outlier Society, which is developing a sci-fi series for Netflix and other projects.McDormand brought new attention to contract addendums requiring studios to hire a diverse crew and cast for a project at the Oscars on March 4. The Annenberg Inclusion Initiative explained the concept in a December 2017 paper, crediting Smith as having crafted the rider with employment attorney Kalpana Kotagal.Pearl Street Films has been working toward addressing the crisis of representation in the entertainment industry with Annenberg’s guidance for nearly two years after Damon and his show “Project Greenlight” became embroiled a controversy over the show’s choice to spotlight a film by a white, male director. During the production, he clashed with producer Effie Brown in a conversation that was perceived to be racially insensitive.In response to an outcry for more diversity, Damon told The Associated Press in July 2016 that an idea they were exploring was putting clauses in contracts to promote more inclusive hiring — in what appears to be an early precursor to the inclusion rider. That was around the time when J.J. Abrams and Ryan Murphy began actively trying to diversify their production teams.But when Pearl Street announced their adoption of the concept Monday, some on social media scoffed. Both Damon and Affleck have in the past five months faced public scrutiny for either comments, in Damon’s case, or alleged past behaviour, in Affleck’s, in the #MeToo era and to some are emblematic of an outmoded entertainment industry. Others called it a step in the right direction.And not all companies are jumping to embrace the practice of instituting inclusion riders. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said last week that his company is, “Trying to do things creatively” and not just through “agreements,” USA Today reported.___Follow AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr on Twitter: www.twitter.com/ldbahrlast_img read more

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TSX moves lower commodities fall on doubts about Fed stimulus plans

The Toronto stock market was lower after the U.S. Federal Reserve revealed concerns about how long to continue its open-ended stimulus program of bond purchases.The S&P/TSX composite index fell 51.42 points to 12,662.63. The Canadian dollar lost 0.18 of a cent to 98.12 cents US as traders avoided risk and avoided resource-based currencies such as the loonie.U.S. indexes were also in the red in the wake of the Wednesday release of minutes from the Fed’s last policy meeting.They showed some policymakers at the U.S. central bank were worried that the Fed’s US$85 billion in monthly bond purchases could eventually unsettle financial markets or cause the Fed to take losses. The purchases, commonly known as quantitative easing, are designed to boost the U.S. economy by increasing liquidity in financial markets.The Dow Jones industrials gave back 35.3 points to 13,892.24, the Nasdaq composite index fell 13.56 points to 3,150.85, while the S&P 500 index was down 6.7 points to 1,505.25.Oil lost $1.95 to US$93.27 on top of a $2 slide Wednesday. read more

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Arctic Monkeys Fatboy Slim and Bjork for Electric Picnic 2013

first_imgTicketsThere has been significant confusion surrounding discounted tickets which are due to go on sale on Saturday morning.The cheapest tickets will be made available to those who can prove they’ve been to three or more Electric Picnics, but there has been difficulty establishing how this system will work in conjunction with Ticketmaster.Ticketmaster issued a statement to DailyEdge.ie yesterday:An email will be released to all previous customers in the near future. Also, Ticketmaster will be in a better position tomorrow once festival organisers have released all relevant  information.Yesterday evening that email containing a discount code was issued to those who were in Ticketmaster’s records as having purchased tickets for Electric Picnic in the past seven years.There are two types of discount, one for those who have attended one of two times, and one for those who have attended three or more times. If you feel you have been provided with the incorrect discount code, Electric Picnic organisers have this advice: There are plenty of ways to show proof that you have attended the Picnic  over the years to name but a few ……… old wristbands, ticket stubs, official programmes, photographs which indicate different years attendance, screen shots of social media showing messages, travel receipts to festival or accommodation receipt dated…….. So contact the team at info@electricpicnic.ie for any help with your ticket purchase.A team will make the decision or request further information and email a unique purchase code to use with Ticketmaster where appropriate. Tickets go on sale on Saturday morning at 9am.Keeping in touch, Electric Picnic style (Matthew Johnston/Flickr/Creative Commons)19 reasons why Electric Picnic must happen this year>Confirmed: Oxegen is back for 2013>Oxegen fans on Facebook learn that change is hard>center_img UPDATE 7pm: My Bloody Valentine, The Knife, Wu-Tang Clan and Black Uhuru have also been added to the line-up.BJORK, ARCTIC Monkeys and Fatboy Slim have all been confirmed on the lineup for Electric Picnic 2013.David Byrne and St Vincent, Noah and the Whale, Eels, Ocean Colour Scene, Clinic and Franz Ferdinand will also be making the trip to Laois for the last weekend in August.The Stradbally event is in its tenth year and it was only confirmed last week that the festival will be going ahead after some legal wranglings.Here are all the acts announced so far:BjorkFatboy SlimArctic MonkeysFranz FerdinandDavid Byrne and St VincentEelsNoah and the WhaleJohnny MarrDisclosureOcean Colour SceneWarpaintHurtsMick FlanneryThe WalkmenBaauerTigaSavagesThe StrypesPoliciaChvrchesParquet CourtsClinicDeep ValleySoakMy Bloody Valentine have been strongly rumoured to be one of the headliners, but they were not mentioned during today’s announcement. It is thought that they will be added to the lineup at a later date though.For now, we’ll give you this:last_img read more

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Namib Desert beetle inspires creation of selffilling water bottle

first_imgApparently, there is an insect in the deserts of southern Africa that manages to survive because it can turn the natural moisture in the air into a usable source of sustenance. This insect, known as the Namib Desert beetle, was so fascinating to Deckard Sorenon, a biochemist, that he devoted his time trying to figure out if this process could somehow be replicated for humans.The short answer is that yes, in fact it can. And now for the long answer. The beetle has hydrophilic (“water-loving”) molecules on its back. Because of this, it is able to extract and collect moisture from the air, which it then drinks to stay alive.So Sorenson used the same concept and laid out a surface that was coated with a hydrophilic layer, and over time it managed to get water to condense. That was the proof of concept. Now, Sorenson, who co-founded a company called NBD Nano, has big dreams about what this concept could become. For starters, he thinks there could be a self-filling water bottle. So, for example, athletes could run a marathon and wouldn’t have to worry about rationing their water.Because inanimate objects don’t have the inherent energy advantage that a creature like the Namib Desert beetle does, such a water bottle would need to have a power source, but Sorenson believes that solar cells and rechargeable batteries could do the trick.If successful, Sorenson thinks big, almost paradigm-shifting possibilities could be achieved — think of farms that don’t need to depend on rain, or third-world countries that will always have access to safe drinking water. Those lofty goals are just dreams at this point, but they could actually materialize if this technology is able to be scaled. For now, the first step is releasing the self-filling water bottle, which is slated for availability in 2014.via PRIlast_img read more

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De Laurentiis new European tournament proposal

De Laurentiis new European tournament proposal

first_imgNapoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis, has proposed a new European tournament that only includes the five most powerful countries in the EU. There is a theory that Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has about the state of football in Europe, mainly from the economic standpoint.The Champions League’s format includes most of the European countries that have a league of their own, depending on their status according to UEFA, they get a number of spots to compete in the Champions League and Europa League according to their position from last season’s competitions.But with Aurelio De Laurentiis, this format is not up to date when you want to use it as a means for entertaining in modern society.The Napoli president made another one of his already weird statements when talking to Le Parisien, where he proposed a brand new format for a competition that only includes the top four clubs from the most competitive five European nations.This proposal leaves all the other countries completely out of the equation, but more importantly, it shows an alarming classist point of view that the Italian president has when it comes to other countries that are not Italy, France, England, Spain, or Germany.“Football is a very important industry. Without the breaks from FIFA and UEFA that go way back in time, it would be even more valuable than it is today,” said the Napoli president during his latest interview with Le Parisien during his visit to Paris before last Wednesday’s Champions League match between PSG and his club.“We must look to the future because young people care more about video games today. We are sinking right now, we are destroying football. Eight years from now newborn children won’t care about football,” he added.De Laurentiis “Football matches are too long, you fall asleep….We must change everything and European football should be England, France, Italy, Germany and Spain.”Link:https://t.co/UHFS2xHQLZ pic.twitter.com/UlvxpdAhaB— SSC Napoli 24 (@SSCNapoli241) October 25, 2018“This is all our fault, we are nothing but old idiots. There are boring matches! Football games are too long for anyone to watch, one tends to fall asleep during a match,” he continued.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“What you have to do is play two 30-minute halves with a 2-3-minute resting period in the middle of each half. If not, then why is the manager there for? Not everybody can be like Ancelotti.”The fundamental changes that De Laurentiis proposes, are mostly based on an idea that the leagues from all the other countries he doesn’t mention, are the ones that are setting back the football industry in the continent and he wants to completely ostracize them from the world.This idea leaves out historic clubs like the ones from Portugal, the Netherlands, Scotland, Belgium, Denmark, Russia, among others.“We must change everything. Why doesn’t Europe work you ask? This should be England, France, Italy, Germany, and Spain’s Europe. Period. The same for football,” said the Napoli president.“If you create a championship of only five nations instead of the Champions League with the top four clubs of each league, you get 20 clubs. You would only have to play a single match with no first and second leg.”“The draw would only let you know if the match will be played at home or away. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, that’s when this new competition would be played. Saturday, Sunday, and Monday would be for the national championships. This new competition would generate €10 billion,” he concluded.In previous interviews for other publications, Aurelio De Laurentiis had already made countless crazy statements that are considered offensive, but this one has gone a little over the top as it paints a perfect picture of a club owner who has completely lost his sense of reality and keeps making bold claims without thinking about the whole picture.The Napoli fans don’t really accept De Laurentiis, they don’t think he is fit to rule the club but they have no other choice apart from accepting that he is the one who owns it.Are football matches too long? The Chairman of #Napoli thinks so!Aurelio De Laurentiis has suggested that two 30 minute halves with a 2-3 minute break between each one would increase excitement and protect the sport for the future. https://t.co/o7RdWyCinSWhat do you think?— Lombardi Associates (@LombardiAssocs) October 25, 2018What do you think about Aurelio De Laurentiis’ most recent proposal to change the European competition format? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

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Plasticlike rice seized

Plasticlike rice seized

first_imgPolice conduct a drive in search of `plastic-like rice` in Gaibandha on Monday. Photo: Prothom AloPolice in a drive seized ‘plastic-like rice’ from a shop in Gaibandha town on Monday morning.Police said that one Rony Miah identified the rice as plastic while cooking it.Later, he went to Gaibandha sadar police station along with the rice and lodged a complaint.Following his complaint, police raided the shop of one Noman Miah at Natun Bazar and seized one and a half sacks of ‘plastic-like rice’.Later, police conducted drives in some other rice shops.Rony Miah said that the rice takes plastic shape when boiled.last_img
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Research duo discover why nonNewtonian fluids harden on impact

first_img © 2012 Phys.org Citation: Research duo discover why non-Newtonian fluids harden on impact (2012, July 12) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-07-duo-non-newtonian-fluids-harden-impact.html PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen (Phys.org) — Researchers and laymen alike know that some non-Newtonian fluids tend to harden quickly upon impact. Quicksand is a good example. If a person walks quickly, they won’t sink. But why this happens has been somewhat of a mystery, though many in the science community have suspected it had something to do with energy being transferred to the walls of the container. New research finds that’s not the case at all. Instead, after extensive testing and experimentation Scott Waitukaitis and Heinrich Jaeger of the University of Chicago have found, as they describe in their paper published in the journal Nature, that it’s because the particles suspended in the liquid temporarily mash together, creating a near solid. PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen Play Cornstarch and water is a smart material derived from simple components. This video shows a bowling ball bouncing off the surface of the mixture, which also can catch a dropped egg without breaking it. Credit: Heinrich Jaeger/University of Chicago To find out what goes on with oobleck when impacted from above, Waitukaitis set up several different sized tanks of the goo and filmed what happens when a flat bottomed rod strikes its surface from above at varying speeds. He also pointed an x-ray gun at the mix to see what happens underneath the surface and used a laser pointed across the surface to measure how its surface changed when impacted along with a force sensor on the bottom of the tank directly beneath the impact zone. More information: Impact-activated solidification of dense suspensions via dynamic jamming fronts, Nature 487, 205–209 (12 July 2012). doi:10.1038/nature11187AbstractAlthough liquids typically flow around intruding objects, a counterintuitive phenomenon occurs in dense suspensions of micrometre-sized particles: they become liquid-like when perturbed lightly, but harden when driven strongly. Rheological experiments have investigated how such thickening arises under shear, and linked it to hydrodynamic interactions or…See also: Press release Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Physicists capture microscopic origins of thinning and thickening fluids Play This seven-second video shows a narrow aluminum rod striking the surface of a cornstarch and water mixture at a speed of one meter (3.2 feet) per second. Recorded at 10,000 frames per second with a high-speed camera, the video shows that the rod creates a bowl-like depression around the impact site but fails to penetrate the surface of the fluidic mixture. Credit: Scott Waitukaitis/University of Chicago In studying the results, the two found that the size of the tank didn’t matter as the oobleck hardened the same amount regardless. Thus, theories about energy absorption by the walls accounting for the unusual liquid properties are wrong. Instead they found that the tiny particles that are normally suspended in the liquid are suddenly jammed together when impacted from above, creating a cone like shape inside the liquid that is dense enough to be described as a temporary solid; as it just as quickly dissolves back to its original state. The authors describe the action as akin to snow that is suddenly pushed into a denser state by a plow.The study does answer the major question of why a non-Newtonian liquid hardens, but still a mystery is what happens with the suspended particles when in their hardened state. Do they touch each other or just come close and why do they move apart again after the initial impact? Also, are there differences in hardening as particles get smaller and smaller? Future researchers will no doubt be looking into answering such questions as non-Newtonian liquids might become more useful if their properties become better understood. They might serve as a lighter material in bullet-proof vests for example, or provide a better cushion for people involved in a car crash. Journal information: Nature Non-Newtonian liquids are those that don’t behave as Isaac Newton originally theorized, e.g. quicksand, ketchup, custard, blood, or in the case of the material studied by the research team, a water and cornstarch solution called oobleck.last_img read more

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Underground formations reveal wet past of Australias Nullarbor Plain

Underground formations reveal wet past of Australias Nullarbor Plain

first_img(Phys.org)—A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in Australia has found evidence that suggests that a desert region in Australia experienced a relatively short burst of wetter weather approximately five million years ago. The team has published a paper in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences detailing their study of stalagmites and stalactites in caves in the area and why they believe what they found might give a hint of what the future holds for Australia. Explore further Prior research has shown that the Nullarbor Plain, which lies near the southern edge of the middle of the country, has been drying out for approximately 14 million years. It was prior to that time that underground caves formed, capturing, the researchers report, evidence of climate changes.In their study, the researchers looked at stalagmites and stalactites in which minute amounts of pollen had been captured due to air circulating in from aboveground. In studying the pollen and comparing it with the ages of material in which they were embedded, the researchers were able to show that there was a pause in the long slow drying period during which things grew considerably wetter. Approximately five million years ago, they claim, rain in the area increased so much that the area became part of a rain forest. And it happened very quickly, geologically speaking, in a matter of just 100,000 years. That period, the team reports, lasted for approximately two millions years—after that the area returned to its dryer pattern that led to the weather in the area today—the Nullarbor Plain gets just 3cm of rain on average per year.To explain the suddenly wetter conditions, the researchers point to other research that has shown that ocean temperatures rose just prior to the short wet period, and that led to a fourfold increase in rainfall in parts of Australia, which led to a transformation in the types of plants growing in some areas. The oceans warmed, it is believed, due to unknown factors that caused global atmospheric warming. The researchers note that most scientists believe that the Earth will once again become as warm as it was during that period five million years ago, due to man-made causes, and thus, it appears likely parts of Australia are going to get a lot wetter in the not too distant future. Scientists examined fossilised pollen inside stalagmites to shed new light on the Nullarbor’s climate history Geological relics point to Nullarbor climate shift Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciencescenter_img More information: Pliocene reversal of late Neogene aridification, PNAS, www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1520188113AbstractThe Pliocene epoch (5.3–2.6 Ma) represents the most recent geological interval in which global temperatures were several degrees warmer than today and is therefore considered our best analog for a future anthropogenic greenhouse world. However, our understanding of Pliocene climates is limited by poor age control on existing terrestrial climate archives, especially in the Southern Hemisphere, and by persistent disagreement between paleo-data and models concerning the magnitude of regional warming and/or wetting that occurred in response to increased greenhouse forcing. To address these problems, here we document the evolution of Southern Hemisphere hydroclimate from the latest Miocene to the middle Pliocene using radiometrically-dated fossil pollen records preserved in speleothems from semiarid southern Australia. These data reveal an abrupt onset of warm and wet climates early within the Pliocene, driving complete biome turnover. Pliocene warmth thus clearly represents a discrete interval which reversed a long-term trend of late Neogene cooling and aridification, rather than being simply the most recent period of greater-than-modern warmth within a continuously cooling trajectory. These findings demonstrate the importance of high-resolution chronologies to accompany paleoclimate data and also highlight the question of what initiated the sustained interval of Pliocene warmth.Press release Citation: Underground formations reveal wet past of Australia’s Nullarbor Plain (2016, February 9) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-02-underground-formations-reveal-australia-nullarbor.html © 2016 Phys.org This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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Uber launches van service in Costa Rica eyeing tourist traffic

Uber launches van service in Costa Rica eyeing tourist traffic

first_imgRelated posts:Uber rolls out surge pricing in Costa Rica ‘Uber get out,’ say protesting Uruguay taxi drivers Taxi drivers throw eggs as Uber Costa Rica offers free rides Uber supporters say court case could legalize ride-hailing service in Costa Rica Four months after its launch in Costa Rica, the ride-hailing service Uber announced a van service tailored for the country’s lucrative tourism industry. UberVAN went live on Thursday.The van service, which is designed for groups of between seven and 14, appears aimed at capturing families and larger groups of tourists looking to take day trips from San José. The company’s blog posted a sample fare of ₡25,000 — roughly $50 — from the Rohrmoser neighborhood in western San José to Poás Volcano.Uber currently only offers ride-hailing service in the San José area — and not yet on top of a volcano — so riders should be sure they ask their driver to wait for them. And remember, the meter is still running (Uber’s sample fee does not include wait time).The company rolled out its much-loathed surge pricing in November 2015, so users should remember that the fare multiplier could also increase the price of the trip.Users can split the fare evenly between them though, so the cost doesn’t have to fall to one person.Uber started operations in Costa Rica in August 2015 despite pushback from the government, which called the company an “illegal public transportation service.” The company exists in a kind of legal limbo here since the government has yet to enforce its decision. There are more than 30,000 registered Uber users in Costa Rica. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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