TNT coach Racela says Ginebra rookie Ferrer best player of Game 4

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netKevin Ferrer may not have had the biggest shots of the game, but for coach Nash Racela, the Ginebra rookie made the biggest impact in Game 4 after frustrating TNT import Glen Rice Jr. early in the game.“Kevin Ferrer was the best player of the game,” Racela told reporters after Ginebra ousted TNT in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH TNT shot 15-of-16 from the charity stripe and went 30-of-62 from the two-point area, compared to Ginebra’s 23-of-33 free throw shooting and 28-of-47 clip from two. The KaTropa were also whistled for 32 fouls, against 20 for the Gin Kings. Both teams were close to even from threes, with TNT hoisting 10-of-37 and Ginebra throwing 12-of-32.That affair ended the KaTropa’s season, which saw them reach the semifinals in all three conferences and the Finals once.It wasn’t a disappointing campaign to say the least for TNT, but for Racela, there’s only one clear thing going forward: that San Miguel teams are really the hurdle that TNT needs to get through if it wants to win the championship.“I’m happy that for three conferences, we were able to advance to the playoffs. But it just so happened that in all the three conferences, we played a San Miguel team, and you know how tough it is to play a San Miguel team, so it’s really hard. But if you want to win a championship, we really have to get past a San Miguel team,” he said.“I think we need to have more players who are more aggressive. Maybe that will help us. So now, if we become more aggressive, then we force the referees to call more fouls. That’s the only thing I could think of right now,” he said. “If you study the whole series, it all boils down to who gets more free throws, who get fouled a lot. That’s something we’re trying to study. Maybe we could improve on that aspect.”ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Read Next MOST READ LATEST STORIES View comments LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Rice shoved Ferrer to the floor and threw the ball at him that led to his early ejection at the 1:41 mark of the first quarter.The KaTropa had no choice but to play all-Filipino from that point forward, fighting valiantly but eventually falling to the Gin Kings, 115-105.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 shutoutFrustrated with how TNT’s season came to an end, Racela struggled to explain what went wrong for his team.“I just want to congratulate Ginebra for being the more aggressive team tonight,” he slyly said. “They got a lot of free throws again, so it’s because they were more aggressive than us despite taking 15 less two-point field goals. I’m sure that what coach Tim (Cone) will say.” Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 Brownlee moves on from last year’s title run ahead of rematch with Bolts Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentlast_img read more

Lady Generals finally end slump after gutting out a victory over Lady Cardinals

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo / INQUIRER.netHow does a team end a winless run? Run down a squad that also has yet to make it to the win column.Emilio Aguinaldo College finally tacked its first win in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament after overcoming Mapua, 25-23, 22-25, 22-25, 25-23, 15-12, Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT Although EAC had a slight disadvantage in spikes, 51-47, the Lady Generals enjoyed 49 free points from Mapua’s errors and none bigger than the final one when Patria Peña’s last hit went wide.Ladeisheen Magbanua had a team-high 17 points to lead EAC while Aira Binondo added 16 points.Jaylene Lumbo and Yvette Tongco also finished in double figures for the Lady Generals with 15 and 13 points, respectively.Pena led Mapua with 20 points while Angeline Mangundayao added 10.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Martinez gets slot Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Read Next 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena stingcenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers View comments Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa The win allowed the Lady Generals to chalk up a first win in six outings while stretching the Lady Cardinals’ woes to 0-6.Lady Generals head coach Rodrigo Palmero was proud with the resiliency his team showed after coming off three straight five-setter defeats.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I can see that there are still some positives in this group,” said Palmero, who also coached the Season 91 men’s champion, in Filipino. “I know these girls are not yet in the top level in terms of skills but I can see that they’re improving.”“And we’re very happy that after all those five-set losses that we were finally able to get a win; it’s like a heavy feeling was lifted off of us.” LATEST STORIES Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PHlast_img read more

Arduino introduces new boards featuring u blox wireless technology

first_img Continue Reading Previous Ikalogic builds first wifi oscilloscope probeNext AAEON brings industrial-grade reliability to your vending machines u-blox introduced four new boards to their MKR family, delivering enhanced wireless connectivity options for IoT applications. Previously Arduino adopted u-blox for their MKR GSM 1400, now one of the most popular boards of the MKR family for its unique characteristics and robustness.Arduino introduced the MKR family and form factor to address IoT use cases by focusing on a standard blue print including a hardware crypto chip for enhanced security, a LiPo charger for power management, and an ARM Cortex M0 microcontroller. The MKR family offers a wide range of connectivity options, from low power long range to more traditional options, to satisfy the most stringent user requirements for IoT applications.One of the boards released is the MKR WIFI 1010, a Cortex M0-based board that provides Wi Fi connectivity to IoT projects. With a highly optimized design it integrates the globally certified u blox NINA W102 stand-alone multi-radio module delivering Wi Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. Featuring an open CPU, the NINA W102 allows Arduino to run their own application right on the module, offloading communication tasks from the user-programmable Arduino CPU and increasing the board’s power efficiency.Two more new boards incorporate the u-blox NINA-W102. The MKR Vidor 4000 is the first-ever Arduino board featuring an FPGA (field-programmable gate array) chip coupled with an innovative development environment, which aims to democratize and radically simplify access to the world of FPGAs. The Uno WiFi Rev 2 aims at making it even easier to deploy products that need Wi-Fi connectivity.In addition, Arduino expanded its cellular offering with the MKR NB 1500, which hosts a u blox SARA R410M cellular module providing LTE Cat NB1 and LTE-M cellular connectivity that is pre-certified for global use. Also equipped with an ARM Cortex M0 microcontroller, the MKR NB 1500 is fully geared towards IoT applications with low demands for bandwidth and data volumes and is optimized for ultra-low power consumption, enabling highly efficient battery-powered applications.The new boards feature industrial grade communication modules with an extended temperature range and superior guaranteed reliability, making them attractive to professional users seeking to develop small volume products or quickly prototype new concepts and ideas.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules last_img read more

MS Dhoni vows to ‘learn a bit of Tamil’ before next IPL

first_imgMahendra Singh Dhoni on a recent visit to Tirunelveli, made a promise to learn Tamil by the time the next edition of the Indian Premier League comes around.”What brings me here is the TNPL (Tamil Nadu Premier League), of course, to start off,” he said ahead of the toss in the Tamil Nadu Premier League match between Madurai Panthers and Kovai Kings after starting off with ‘Vanakkam’ in Tamil.”Every time I play IPL, I learn Tamil and once the tournament ends I have to start from scratch again. I will make sure that by next edition of IPL, I’ll learn a bit of Tamil,” he added.Singam ondru purapattathey! #NammaThalaNammaGethu pic.twitter.com/JNY4LYDf6fTNPL (@TNPremierLeague) August 4, 2018MS Dhoni, earlier in the evening, travelled to Gundar dam, in the foothills of western ghats in Tirunelveli District.The tourists take cars from the scenic dam to reach the private waterfalls. Many of the tourists were caught off guard when they spotted the former Indian Captain at the parking lot as police had a tough time controlling the fans gathered. Fans gathered to get a glimpse of the MS Dhoni (India Today Photo)Dhoni spent around an hour in the private waterfalls. Speaking to reporters he said that “this (Tirunelveli) is a special place, this is where India Cements started,” Dhoni, who is the vice-president of the company.”I have been with them (India Cements) for a long time so, this gives me an opportunity to come and see the first plant over here,” he said.advertisementHe said each year he comes down to watch a few TNPL games adding the conditions at the ICL ground in Tirunelveli were challenging.”Along with that, every year I come down and watch a few games of the TNPL, this is the first game I will be watching this year in person. Looks like challenging conditions here with the kind of breeze blowing,” he added.Dhoni was part of the Indian ODI team that lost the series 1-2 to England recently and will next be seen in action in the 2018 Asia Cup which will be held in the United Arab Emirates.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

The wait goes on: Elusive league title evades Liverpool

first_imgThe wait goes on: Elusive league title evades LiverpoolPremier League 2018-19: Liverpool on Sunday defeated Wolverhampton 2-0, but their 29-year-long wait for a Premier League title continues as Manchester City finished with finished better with a point more than The Reds’ best 97 points to win the title.advertisement Next Associated Press LiverpoolMay 12, 2019UPDATED: May 12, 2019 22:47 IST Premier League final: Liverpool missed the title by one point to Manchester City. (AP Photos)HIGHLIGHTSLiverpool defeated Wolverhampton on Sunday but still lost the Premier League titleManchester City won the Premier League title with just one point off LiverpoolManchester City defeated Brighton 4-1 in the Premier League finalFor about 20 minutes on an afternoon of extraordinary highs, lows, twists and turns at Anfield, Liverpool thought the wait could finally be ending.Liverpool was leading Wolverhampton Wanderers; Manchester City was drawing, briefly losing, and then only drawing again at Brighton.The Reds were top of the “as it stands” Premier League table, now used widely in this age of instant information, and there was joy unconfined through this iconic stadium.Fans were punching the air and swirling their scarves. The “Allez, Allez, Allez” chant was being sung with gusto.The English league title was – for that brief period- heading back to Liverpool after 29 years.An hour later, after the final whistle blew on the game and on their team’s title hopes, Liverpool fans were still singing but in defiance rather than celebration.Liverpool had won 2-0 and finished a league campaign with 97 points – a total, up until this season, that was more than any other team had managed apart from last year’s record-breaking Manchester City team.It wasn’t enough.City was champion again, by a point.”We shall not be moved,” roared Liverpool fans in The Kop. And they’ll be there again next season, their wait for the biggest prize title in English soccer starting its fourth decade.Also Read | Manchester City defend Premier League title, valiant Liverpool finish 2ndAlso Read | Ander Herrera confirms Manchester United exit in emotional farewell videoAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Premier leagueFollow Manchester CityFollow Liverpoollast_img read more

Minister holds meeting with committee members of Mukhyemantri Pratibha Yojna

first_imgNEW DELHI: Delhi Social Welfare Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam on Wednesday convened a meeting with the members of newly constituted Monitoring Committee under ‘Jai Bhim Mukhyemantri Pratibha Vikas Yojna’. “The purpose of the meeting is to get feedback from the members of monitoring committee to provide their valuable inputs for improvement of coaching programme under the scheme, once they start the inspection,” Social Welfare minister said.A newly formed monitoring committee has 16 members in which 13 members are from academics who are professors and assistance professors from different colleges, three members are from social work background. Members of the committee will randomly attend the coaching classes for qualitative assessment of the coaching programme. Members of the committee on the basis of interaction with the students enrolled under the scheme, give valuable suggestions for improvement of the coaching programme. Also Read – Kejriwal ‘denied political clearance’ to attend climate meet in DenmarkGautam directed the members of the committee that department is in the process for empanelment of more reputed coaching institutes under the scheme specially for civil services examination and entrance exams for medical and engineering also. Right now, there are 8 empanelled institutes which provided coaching to over 4600 students last year. List of the students getting coaching under the scheme along with location and time table of coaching classes will be intimated to the members of the committee.last_img read more

Asylum figures show overall slower rate of irregular crossings

first_imgOTTAWA — Newly published government figures show fewer asylum-seekers crossing “irregularly” into Canada than last year, although June did see a small increase over other months this year.Last month, RCMP officers intercepted 371 more migrants trying to cross into Canada from the United States between official border checkpoints compared to May.June of this year also saw a small increase of over 300 irregular crossings compared to the same month of last year.Conservative border critics Michelle Rempel and Pierre Paul-Hus say they believe this shows the numbers of irregular migrants arriving in Canada are “on the rise.”But the overall totals show a downward trend this year versus last.Between January and June 2019, a total of 6,707 asylum seekers crossed irregularly into Canada, a 38-per-cent drop compared to the same period in 2018.June was the first month in all of 2019 in which the numbers of irregular border crossers was higher than in the same month the year before.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Soccer Aid 2012 Injures Stars Saves Children

first_imgThis year’s Soccer Aid showdown left celebrities exhausted and injured in the name of charity.Will Ferrell stands between Chef Gordon Ramsay, left, and television presenter Patrick Kielty before the Soccer Aid charity soccer match in aid of UNICEF at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Sunday, May 27, 2012.Credit/Copyright: Jon Super, AP PhotoOrganiser Robbie Williams’ England team won back the Soccer Aid trophy on Sunday night, with a 3-1 victory over the Rest of the World in a thrilling match that raised £4 million ($6.28 million) for UNICEF.Football legends and celebrities including Teddy Sheringham, Will Ferrell, Gordan Ramsay, Graham Le Saux and Aston and Marv from JLS battled it out in front of close to 70,000 fans at Old Trafford in Manchester.England’s celebrity players included Robbie Williams, Mark Owen, Aston Merrygold, Olly Murs and Marvin Humes, while the Rest of the World team fielded Mike Myers, Gerard Butler, Edward Norton, Woody Harrelson and Michael Sheen.Serge Pizzorno of Kasabian opened the score in the 21st minute with a spectacular right-footed shot, beating former England goalkeeper David Seaman.England trailed 1-0 at half time, but came back strongly in the second half with two goals in three minutes, from former Chelsea and England star Graham Le Saux and Soccer Aid co-founder Jonathan Wilkes.Blackpool striker Kevin Philips scored a third goal on 88 minutes to make the victory safe for the home side, though some unconventional goal keeping antics by Jamie Theakston at the other end made for a nail-biting finish.There was also drama when celebrity chef Gordan Ramsay was stretchered off after a collision with England legend Teddy Sheringham. A leg injury late in the game also put Will Ferrell on the sidelines.“Soccer Aid 2012 has been the most amazing yet!” said UNICEF UK Executive Director David Bull, who presented the winners’ medals.” There was an incredible atmosphere, it was a great match, and over £4 million was raised to help save children’s lives.”Robbie Williams recently travelled with Jonathan Wilkes to some of the poorest parts of Mexico City, and recorded a video for UNICEF explaining the importance of the work Soccer Aid helps support.Video: Soccer Aid 2012: Robbie Williams in MexicoWilliams said: “Meeting children in Mexico City really showed me how dangerous the world can be for a child and how hard it can be for them to even survive. Right now, children are suffering and it shouldn’t be like this.It’s not too late to donate to Soccer Aid: click here to find out how easily you can help.last_img read more

CSIS looking for Indigenous recruits

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Canadian Security Intelligence Agency set up a booth in Winnipeg during a recent conference focused on Aboriginal business.Why was an agency concerned with national security actively recruiting Aboriginal people at an entrepreneur trade-show?APTN National News reporter Meagan Fiddler finds out.last_img

DavidsTea Inc sales fall 15M in first quarter

The Canadian Press MONTREAL — DavidsTea Inc. saw sales slip in its most recent quarter, despite a gain in tea sales online and at grocery stores.The Montreal-based company says its sales for the first quarter were $44.3 million — down $1.5 million or 3.3 per cent from $45.8 million in the same quarter the previous year.E-commerce and wholesale sales rose 9.3 per cent or $600,000.Its net loss for the quarter ended May 4 was about $4 million or 15 cents per share compared to $1.2 million or five cents per share in the first quarter of 2018.Interim CEO Herschel Segal says the company is “confident that our ongoing initiatives will lead to a return to positive sales in the near future.” read more

Annan calls on Security Council to be imaginative in preempting conflicts

“Let us be imaginative. Let us use what influence we have. And let us focus on implementation,” Mr. Annan said in remarks at the outset of a meeting of the 15-member body on “The role of the Security Council in the Pacific Settlement of Disputes.”Noting efforts to prevent or mitigate conflicts, including use of the Secretary-General’s good offices and Council missions like one to West Africa later this week, Mr. Annan said: “I think we would all agree that these efforts have achieved mixed results. We have seen both innovation and inertia. We have seen genuine displays of political will, and instances where the Council has failed to dissuade the parties to a conflict from using force.”While primary responsibility for avoiding conflict rested with the parties concerned, Mr. Annan outlined the tools the Council had at its disposal and the “key role” it could play.“You can help identify and address root causes early, when the opportunities for constructive dialogue and other peaceful means are greatest,” he said. “You can ensure an integrated approach that brings together all factors and all actors, including civil society. And you can support the other UN organs in their efforts to resolve disputes and address volatile issues before they erupt into full-fledged threats to international peace and security.” read more

UN expert warns combat against violent extremism could be used as excuse

“By ‘balancing’ freedom of expression and the prevention of violence, the programmes and initiatives aimed at countering ‘violent extremism’ have – often purposely, sometimes inadvertently – put at risk or curtailed the independence of media,” said David Kaye, UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, in a press release on World Press Freedom Day.While recognizing the important role that governments and non-State actors play in countering violence extremism (CVE) and its incitement, Mr. Kaye and his counterparts from the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR), the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) raised concerns in their annual Joint Declaration that programmes to prevent or and/combat violent extremism risk undermining freedom of expression. “So-called CVE or PVE programmes must be based on a legal framework and on evidence of their effectiveness and their necessity and proportionality to achieve legitimate objectives,” Mr. Kaye stressed. The human rights expert noted that most relevant programmes fail to provide definitions for key terms, such as extremism or radicalization, pointing out that “in the absence of a clear definition, these terms can be used to restrict a wide range of lawful expression.” “Some governments target journalists, bloggers, political dissidents, activists and human rights defenders as ‘extremists’ or ‘terrorists,’ criminalizing and detaining them, using legal systems to counter broad and unclear offences,” Mr. Kaye warned. “The harm is felt not only by journalists but also by their audiences, the public that deserves the right to know and to access information of public interest.” The Special Rapporteur also cautioned that CVE-inspired efforts – including content removal, surveillance, the blaming of security tools like encryption – risk undermining the potential of digital technologies to foster freedom of expression and access to information and to provide avenues for counter-speech.“Freedom of expression plays a critical role in promoting equality and in combating intolerance, and the role the media, the Internet and other digital technologies play in keeping society informed is essential,” Mr. Kaye said. For the UN Special Rapporteur, “limiting the space for freedom of expression and restricting civic space advances the goals of those promoting, threatening and using terrorism and violence.”The Joint Declaration on freedom of expression and countering violent extremism, by Mr. Kaye; Dunja Mijatovic, OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media; Edison Lanza, IACHR Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression; and Pansy Tlakula, ACHPR Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information is available here. read more

Former MP falsely accused of abuse wins libel action

In a statement to the court, Mr Wilmer said: “I can confirm that I have settled the claim for defamation made against me by Mr John Hemming.“I understand that those publications [the social media messages] have caused Mr Hemming and his family upset and distress for which I apologise.” John Hemming said the allegations had been extremely hurtful to his family John Hemming said the allegations had been extremely hurtful to his family After the case went to the High Court, Mr Wilmer agreed to make a payment of £1,000 to Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity and pay more than £9,000 to Hemming for legal costs. Mr Henke, who now runs his own blog online, agreed to make a payment of £500 to Victim Support.He also agreed to carry a statement on his website and was instructed not to refer to Miss  Baker as a “victim or survivor when the use of such terms in context presupposes the truth of her claims”.Speaking about the impact the false allegations had on him and his family, he said: “Wilmer and Hencke never thought of the effect of their activity on my children.  “I have been on the receiving end of a number of threats of violence and hundreds if not thousands of aggressive messages.”One individual has even been convicted for making death threats to me based upon completely false allegations.“Newspapers have checks and balances to verify facts and report in a balanced way. There are no such controls on social media or websites many websites.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. John Hemming brought a defamation action against two people for comments online He told the court he would make no suggestion in the future that the defendant was guilty of any crime including rape and blackmail.Martin Forshaw, of Weightmans solicitors, said that Mr Wilmer had “lodged a full defence” and that he had “nothing further to add”.Mr Hencke did not respond to a request for comment. John Hemming brought a defamation action against two people for comments online A former MP, who was falsely accused of being part of a VIP paedophile ring, has won a rare libel action over comments made about him on social media.John Hemming, who was the Liberal Democrat MP for Birmingham Yardley between 2005 and 2014, had been accused of being part of a group that had abused children in Staffordshire in the 1980s and 1990s.His accuser, Esther Baker, waived her anonymity in 2015, to make the claims, but the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), later concluded there was insufficient evidence to charge him.Now Mr Hemming has won damages and apologies from two of Miss Baker’s supporters, who posted comments online that implied the former politician was guilty.Graham Wilmer, founder of the Lantern Project a charity, which helps abuse survivors, and journalist David Hencke, who worked for the now defunct website, Exaro, agreed to pay more than £10,000 after accepting their comments were defamatory.Mr Wilmer, who was a supporter of Miss Baker, posted four comments on social media between 11 September 2017 and 14 October 2017 suggesting Mr Hemming was guilty of the abuse. read more

The 5 at 5 Monday

first_img Image: Shutterstock By Rónán Duffy https://jrnl.ie/4792683 Image: Shutterstock No Comments Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Sep 2nd 2019, 5:00 PM The 5 at 5: Monday Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock… Share Tweet Email EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five biggest stories of the day.1. #VEEP: US Vice President Mike Pence is arriving soon into Shannon Airport with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar describing him as “a real friend of Ireland”.2. #BEEF PRICES: A commission on beef pricing could provide a solution to the stalemate between farmers and the meat industry, the Irish Farmers’ Association has said.3. #THE STREETS: Dublin City Council has voted to pedestrianise a section of Lower Liffey Street in the city centre.4. #HOMELESSNESS: There are more than 10,000 people homeless in Ireland for the sixth month in a row, according to the latest figures.5. #CORK: More than 100 cars are still to be removed from a multi-storey car park following a huge fire in Douglas Shopping Centre in Cork city on Saturday. Monday 2 Sep 2019, 5:00 PM 7,387 Views last_img read more

Greek public servants in Canberra

first_imgTwo senior Greek public servants will participate for the first time in the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG)’s Executive Fellows Program (EFP) for senior executives, to be held in Canberra from 11-29 November 2013. The Greek participation, as it was announced by the Australian Embassy in Athens, is in the context of Australia’s practical support for the Greek reform efforts, and it was made possible by a scholarship from ANZSOG, with other costs met through donations by members of the Hellenic Australian Business Council. The successful candidates were selected by the Australian and New Zealand side following a close examination of their applications and credentials. The two participants to the program are senior officials in the Greek Ministry of Economy and in the Ministry of Development and Competitiveness. ANZSOG was established in 2002 as a unique initiative of governments, universities and business schools. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

LG présente le smartphone le plus fin du monde à Las Vegas

first_imgLG présente le smartphone le plus fin du monde à Las VegasLG a dévoilé ses produits lors du Consumer Electronic Show de Las Vegas. Au menu, un mobile 3D et le portable le plus fin du monde.Le fabricant coréen LG a voulu séduire les foules qui se pressent à l’Electronic Consumer Show de Las Vegas en dévoilant ses futurs produits. La firme lance ainsi sa “Smart TV”, une plateforme pour ses télévisons reliées par Internet. Grâce à une télécommande, il est possible de naviguer sur le web et de visionner les contenus grâce à un moteur de recherche. Alors que la 3D est à la mode, LG propose 4 paires de lunettes pour 20 dollars (15,22 euros) grâce à leur technologie passive (le verre droit est polarisé dans un sens pendant que le verre gauche est polarisé dans l’autre sens). Une nette différence avec les “actives” (les images destinées à chaque oeil sont encodées les unes à la suite des autres) proposées pour 100 dollars (76 euros) en moyenne. À lire aussiFaceApp : l’application qui vous vieillit garde probablement vos données personnellesPar ailleurs, avec l’Optimus Black, nouvellement mise en avant, LG détient le mobile le plus fin du monde. De 9,2 centimètres d’épaisseur, il est ainsi moins épais que l’iPhone 4 ! Le terminal possède un écran de 4 pouces et pèse seulement 109 grammes. Il sera commercialisé normalement durant le premier semestre et sera animé par Android 2.2 “Froyo”. L’autre “événement” de cette présentation est le mobile à écran 3D. Doté d’un écran de 4,3 pouces, le terminal pourra prendre des photos et des vidéos en 3D pour les projeter ensuite sur la télévision. Mais LG en dira plus sur le sujet un peu plus tard.Le 6 janvier 2011 à 11:53 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Nuclear Winter is a Greater Threat Than You Think

first_img A recent panel of scientists has analyzed the real effects of the nuclear arsenals of several major powers. The group wanted to look at just how likely nuclear winter was with different types of weapons, as well how many it would take to cause the less apocalyptic but still globally devastating “nuclear autumn.”During the cold war, estimates suggested that it would take many, many weapons close to the same time to muck with the planet. But as we update our models, we now understand that nuclear winter, like most things, is a little more complicated (and worse) than we thought.When a nuclear weapon goes off, especially if it hits a huge city, it can cause a massive firestorm — basically an out-of-control wildfire that will be hot enough to incinerate just about everything from steel and rubber to concrete. That would kick up millions of tons of particulates and ash that, thanks to the air currents set off from the bomb, would reach the upper layers of the atmosphere. And at that point, we might as well be hit with a meteor. Global rainfall would drop off dramatically, and the havoc with global climate and temperature could devastate crop yield for the next five years, and that’s not to mention the radiation belts we’d have to deal with.If you’re wondering what changed between the Cold War and now, it’s two things. First, we’re just better at science now, and our predictions and models are more accurate, and two… bombs got a lot more powerful.China’s workhorse nuclear warheads have a yield of five megatons. During the Cold War, strategy and planning were based on the older, smaller 15 kiloton bombs. If one of China’s nukes hit a large city like London, for instance, the world would feel not just the loss of millions, but starvation and thirst for years to come.The study also suggests that recent shifts in global politics have made the use of nuclear weapons far more likely today than during the tensest moments of the Cold War.We do indeed live in dark times. Many of our greatest minds have rightly warned about the possibility of nuclear apocalypse. It’s in Star Trek, even, as a grim warning against the trend towards conflict and warfare throughout human history. The scale of the tragedy that can be inflicted with these terrible machines was great enough that, with only a handful of exceptions, the scientists who made it possible all regret their choice to participate. And why wouldn’t they?We struggle with keeping our species alive as it is, what with the climate change, famine, disease, and… sadly, conventional warfare. We have plenty of ways to die and maim and kill without these beasts around. Senators Reintroduce Bill to Advance Nuclear TechnologyWatch: Newly Restored Footage of Terrifying 1953 Nuclear Tests In Iron Man, Tony Stark demonstrates the power of his new Jericho Missile. He starts by saying “They say the best weapon is the one you never have to fire,” before flipping that. “Find an excuse to let one of these off the chain, and I personally guarantee the bad guys won’t even wanna come out of their caves.”After that, we see a massive explosion that takes out the side of a whole mountain range. The scene is clear — weapons will always find a way to wind themselves into the wrong hands. Stark’s growth throughout the series, the entire Avengers series and another huge piece of all of modern Geekdom — the Marvel Cinematic Universe — sets itself against the use of weapons of mass destruction.Earlier this month almost all of the world’s nations elected to ban nuclear weapons outright. The law said that ridding the world of nukes was “a global public good of the highest order.” The ban would require that no country under any circumstances “develop, test, produce, manufacture, otherwise acquire, possess or stockpile nuclear weapons.” It also bars them from even threating to use a nuclear weapon or helping another country use them.Now that we know that even one nuke could wreck the world for a decade or more… this doesn’t sound like a bad idea at all. Unfortunately, while the rest of the world fears the threat of global extinction, all the countries with nukes, as well as their closest allies, boycotted the vote.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

Sanders campaign adapts after Washington primary shift

first_imgISSAQUAH — It’s a cloudy weekend morning at a farmers market in a leafy suburb east of Seattle, and Bernie Sanders’ volunteers are out in force.Along with traditional campaign materials, they have what they say might be the next best thing to the candidate himself: a life-size cardboard figure for selfies.But when a passerby expresses interest in Sanders’ policies, the volunteers are all business: “Brochures, brochures!” says Supreet Kaur, a local organizer for the campaign, as she rushes back to the table and grabs printouts.Washington is one of 10 states where the Democratic Party is switching to a primary-only system ahead of the 2020 election, and Sanders’ campaign is hitting the state with an early volunteer push. Sanders easily won the 2016 Washington caucus, but the state’s shift to a primary presents a challenge for his campaign: converting the passionate caucus support he enjoyed in the last election to broader turnout in 2020.“It’s a question of depth versus breadth, said Mark Smith, a political science professor at the University of Washington. “Caucuses pick up depth of support, but primaries tend to pick up breadth.”last_img read more

BPA Solidifies Rule Changes to Reflect Changing Media Landscape

first_img• Paid combination sales and/or bundled subscriptions for print and digital.• Paid sponsored digital and/or tablet mobile subscriptions.• Paid circulation with digital as a promotional incentive.For non-paid circulation magazines with digital circulations, the recipient must authenticate the digital subscription through the device and access the magazine or publication once per every six-month reporting period.For digital delivery with non-requestors, the BPA Board amended a rule to allow media owners to count the digital subscription, from one copy, as long as the non-requesting subscriber is given the ability to opt-out.In addition to digital edition reporting, the BPA Board eliminated the continuous service requirement. It deemed that the continuous/non-continuous circulation rule was outdated because of the many media channels, multiple messaging opportunities and unlimited frequencies within a media brand to reinforce advertising messages.While the BPA Board may have axed the continuous service requirement, it reaffirmed reporting shared media channels, but determined it requires better disclosure. The BPA Board voted to require the disclosure comment, “shared media channels (XYZ website)—serving both ______ and ________,” everywhere shared data of any type, not just websites, is reported.When it comes to brand subscription sale offers, BPA members will now be required to report the full amount collected for an offer as the value of the subscription. Members reporting average annual order prices will now disclose the number of subscriptions sold with multiple channel brand offers, when applicable.The BPA Board also approved all recommended changes relating to pre-populated data. Media owners and BPA members, the agency says, wish to utilize subscriber information from any channel to pre-populate magazine subscription solicitations. The rules have been amended to allow the use of third-party sources—like association list rosters, business information providers and directories—to pre-populate information to make subscribing an efficient as possible.In another change, the BPA Board ruled that site licenses could be reported as separate media channels on the BPA Brand Report, but not as qualified digital copies on the publication circulation statements. Additionally, as more media owners migrate to brand reporting and expand statement sizes to report more data, the Board changed the rule surrounding qualification forms on statements to no longer require them due to the availability of these qualification forms online. More on this topic BPA Rule Changes BPA Issues New and Amended Rules for 2012 BPA Broadens Digital Rules, Clarifies ‘Stand-Alone’ Editions, Public Place Copies BPA Modifies Public Place Reporting for Consumer Mags, Creates New Rules Digital Accounts for 21 Percent of BPA Members’ Circulation BPA Redesigns, Shifts Exclusively to Brand Report FormatJust In Four More Execs Depart SourceMedia in Latest Restructuring BabyCenter Sold to Ziff Davis Parent J2 Media | News & Notes TIME Names New Sales, Marketing Leads | People on the Move The Atlantic Names New Global Marketing Head | People on the Move PE Firm Acquires Majority Stake in Industry Dive Editor & Publisher Magazine Sold to Digital Media ConsultantPowered by In an era of multiplatform media consumption, quantifying a large spectrum of metrics gets harder and harder. To provide clarity to its members, auditing agency BPA Worldwide has solidified several rule amendments that are scheduled to take effect immediately.In May 2012, the BPA Board allowed the reporting of digital copies served through applications as qualified circulation. At the time, it was determined that through authentication via an access code tied to subscriber registration or information, media owners had the ability to identify and quantify end-users, thus enabling publishers to report this as qualified circulation.As of the group’s December 2012 meeting, however, the BPA Board amended rules for digital copies served through apps and mobile devices. When it comes to digital subscriptions that are purchased through tablet or mobile platforms, digital circulation will be reported from copy one and for the full term of the subscription. However, the digital subscription must be authenticated through the device or app to report digital copies when sold as:last_img read more