first_imgUST head coach Kungfu Reyes gives instructions to his players during the game against Far Eastern University in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—University of Santo Tomas head coach Kung Fu Reyes remained optimistic despite star sophomore Milena Alessandrini coming down with an injury in the early part of the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament.Alessandrini, Season 80’s Rookie of the Year, injured her left knee in the Golden Tigresses’ match against Far Eastern University but Reyes exhibited calm when asked about his outside spiker.ADVERTISEMENT Reyes added that Alessandrini’s injury greatly affected the team’s morale and that was evident in the Golden Tigresses’ depleted offensive power in the third and fourth sets.Eya Laure put up 20 points while Cherry Rondina had 16 but UST needed Alessandrini to complete its three-piece offensive puzzle.“We can’t deny that the team was affected but we fought it out until the end,” said Reyes whose Golden Tigresses dropped to 2-2. “I think they are also regretting what happened because if we were complete we had a chance to win.”Reyes added that his team sorely felt Alessandrini’s absence in the offensive end especially with the second year hitter averaging 15.7 points in her first three games.“Milena brings 15 or 17 points a game and although we had someone get 20 and another 16 the next ones were in the seven-point region,” said Reyes.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil FEU topples shorthanded UST for 2nd win Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “Hopefully, it’s just a minor injury, I feel it too,” said Reyes in Filipino Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “I think it’s just a minor one because Milena has a really low pain tolerance.”“Well my interpretation is that was just a minor injury. That’s my gut feeling but we’ll still for the MRI results.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAlessandrini suffered the injury in the second set after landing awkwardly on her left leg after a spike attempt when UST held an 18-17 lead against FEU.UST eventually lost the game in four sets, 25-19, 20-25, 19-25, 27-25. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

first_img“The bottom line is, it can’t hurt, and if encourages them to call, it’s a good thing,” he said. Tonight’s meeting is at 7 in the City Council chambers, 18125 Bloomfield Ave. (562) 499-1284160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“It’s fairly unprecedented for cities to offer this for tips on crimes in progress,” he said. “The way it will operate is not decided yet, but should we do it. “It would probably end up where if we see an arrest made in response to a call – burglary, carjacking, for example – then we’d send a letter to the person reporting this and offer them that option.” The tipster would receive vouchers that can be redeemed toward tickets to the show of their choice. Details of the program, if approved, would still have to be worked out. For example, tipsters often prefer to remain anonymous. But officials said having such a program in place could spur more people to report crimes. “It’s another one of those little tools to add to the mix to impact the crime rate in the city,” said Berg, a retired deputy chief for the Los Angeles Police Department. The city could have a deal for you: Stop a crime, go to the theater. City Council members tonight will take up a proposal that would provide the unique reward to residents who notify sheriff’s officials of crimes in progress. If arrests are subsequently made, residents would be rewarded with two tickets for any show at the city’s state-of-the-art Center for the Performing Arts. The idea was originally suggested by Mayor Pro Tem Laura Lee after a March 9 community safety meeting, said Gregory Berg, director of community and safety services. last_img read more

first_img highlights NEW ERA 1 smart causal Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Football news How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures silverware Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener possible xi How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? ALTERED Sampdoria were spot on with their announcement of Ronaldo Vieira’s transfer.The 20-year-old left Leeds in a £6.2 million transfer and was unveiled by the Serie A side on Friday with this brilliant tweet.center_img gameday possible standings However, Vieira is named after the former Brazil international – the original Ronaldo to many – and his brother is called Romario.Vieira, who was raised in Portugal, played 71 times for Leeds since joining in 2015 after a trial at the academy and made his debut on the final day of the 2015/16 season. Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade who plays? Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Juventus posted this when they signed Cristiano Ronaldo impact BREAKING: #Sampdoria sign #Ronaldo!— Sampdoria English (@sampdoria_en) August 3, 2018The announcement mimicked Juventus’ unveiling of Cristiano Ronaldo, who left Real Madrid in a £99m transfer in July. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies wonlast_img read more

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s tennis team makes its final road trip of the season as the Bulldogs travels to Bradley on Friday and Illinois State on Sunday. Drake enters the weekend with a 9-7 overall record and 1-2 in MVC play. The Bulldogs split their pair of MVC matches last weekend, first falling to Wichita State, but bounced back to beat Missouri State. Junior Summer Brills leads the team a 10-3 record as Drake’s top singles player. Sophomore Joely Lomas has tallied nine wins, while Tess Herder has recorded eight. The Bulldogs return to the Roger Knapp Tennis Center on April 22-23 as they close out the regular season against Evansville and Southern Illinois.   Print Friendly Version Bradley has dropped three of its last four matches including starting the MVC season 0-3. Aimee Manfredo leads the Braves with 12 singles wins, followed by Mallini Wijesinghe and Alexa Brandt with 11 and 10, respectively. Illinois State will host Northern Iowa before squaring off against Drake. The Redbirds are 8-10 overall with a 2-1 MVC record after splitting their matches against Evansville and Southern Illinois last weekend. Valerija Gercar and Marcia Tere-Apisah are the only two players with a winning record. Gercar holds a 12-3 mark, while Tere-Apisah is 8-5 at the No. 1 singles spot.last_img read more

first_imgDonegal death notices for today, Wednesday, August 9.Harold BRYCEThe death has taken place of Harold Bryce, Bohillian, Inch Island. Funeral from there on Thursday, 10th August, at 2.30pm for service at 3pm at Inch Island Presbyterian Church with burial afterwards in the family plot in the adjoining Churchyard.The house is strictly private please at the request of the deceased. Family flowers only.Kay NEESONThe death has taken place August 8th 2017 at her home of Kay Neeson (née Doherty) 15 Olympic Drive, Strabane and formerly of Drumbane, Doneyloop. Beloved wife of the late Eddie, much loved mother of Andrew, Edward, Damien, Martin and Lauretta and sister of Josie, Christine, Andy, Bernadette and the late Philip, Charlie and Mary. Reposing at her home on Wednesday (August 9th) from 2p.m. Funeral leaving her home on Friday (August 11th) at 9.25a.m. for Requiem Mass in St Mary’s Church, Melmount at 10a.m. Interment afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Deeply regretted by her sorrowing sons, daughter, grandchildren, great grandchildren brother, sisters and family circle. Donations in lieu of flowers please to Strabane & District Caring Services. Family time please from 11p.m. to 11a.m.Patsy FRIELThe sudden death has taken place August 6th 2017 at his home of Patsy Friel – Braide, Lifford. Beloved husband of the late Margaret, much loved father of Michael, Mark, Stephen and the late Paul and brother of Charlie, Tony, Mary, Angela and the late Thomas and John.Reposing at his home on Tuesday (August 8th) from 7p.m. Funeral leaving his home on Thursday (August 10th) at 10.15a.m. for Requiem Mass in St Patrick’s Church, Murlog, Lifford at 11a.m. Interment afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing sons, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers, sisters and family circle. Donations in lieu of flowers please to the Donegal Hospice. Family time please from 11p.m. to 11a.m.Bridget (Biddy Mhicí) DOHERTYThe death has occurred of Bridget (Biddy Mhicí) Doherty, Magheralosk, Gweedore, Donegal.Reposing at her late residence. Removal tomorrow, Wednesday, 9th August, to St. Mary’s Church, Derrybeg for Funeral Mass at 11am. Burial afterwards in Magheragallon Cemetery. Rosary at 9pm. People attending the wake are asked to enter via the entrance at the old school in Knockastolar and leave via Meenaduff.John DIVERThe death has occurred of John Diver, Gortmacall, Milford, peacefully at Donegal Hospice. Beloved husband of Agnes and loving father of Francis, Peter and Carmel. Deeply regretted by his wife, sons, daughter, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, grandchildren, sisters, relatives and friends.Remains reposing at his home from 5pm this evening, Tuesday, August 8th. Requiem Mass on Thursday, August 10th, at 11am in St. Peter’s Church, Milford. Burial afterwards in Milford Cemetery. Family time from 11pm to 10am. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to Donegal Hospice c/o Sweeney Funeral Directors or any family member. Maurice (Pheadair) COLLThe death has occurred of Maurice (Pheadair) Coll, Lower Ranafast, Ranafast, Donegal.Reposing at his daughter Tina McBride’s house, Lower Ranafast. Removal tomorrow, Wednesday, 9th August, at 10.30am for 11am Funeral Mass at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church, Annagry followed by burial in the new cemetery. House private from 11pm to 10am and on the morning of the funeral. Rosary both nights at 9pm.Michael BUCHANANThe death has occurred of Michael Buchanan, Glenree, Carrigart, Donegal / Waterside, Derry.Removal from the Eternal Light Chapel of Rest this Wednesday evening, 9th August, at 5.30pm to Glenree. Funeral on Friday, August 11th, to The Church of St. John the Baptist, Carrigart for Requiem Mass at 11am followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu to Brain Tumour Ireland. Wake tonight, Wednesday, for family and close friends. Open wake all day tomorrow, Thursday. Family time from 11pm to 11am and on the morning of the funeral. Donegal Death Notices – Rest in Peace was last modified: August 9th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:obituarieslast_img read more

first_imgMike and Jeanette van Ginkel with the 1981 Rolls Royce that will take them across Africa from Cape Town to Cairo, and on to London.Tamara O’ReillyAll Jeanette and Mike van Ginkel want to do is visit their friends in London. With a lifetime’s experience in aviation one would think the couple would take the obvious way, but not this daring duo – they’re driving there in a 1981 Rolls Royce.The idea was born one day as the couple were having lunch. “It went something like this,” explains 71-year-old Jeanette, “Let’s drive to Botswana. Why stop in Botswana, let’s see if we can go to Kenya. Actually, let’s go from Cape to Cairo and then to London.”Their journey began on Sunday 30 March, and 52 days and 15 000km later they expect to reach the port of Alexander in Egypt where the vehicle will be ferried to London.With only 100 000km on the clock the car still has a lot of life left in it. Add to that the fact that the couple have taken such good care of the vehicle since they got it in 2007 that they achieved the highest ever score of 96.5 percent in the Concourse d’Elegance – an international competition that judges the elegance of automobiles – and its seems plausible that the car can make it that far.A backup team comprising a medic, a mechanic and a documentary filmmaker will also accompany the couple in an Isuzu 4×4 vehicle that is equipped with the latest satellite tracking and communication devices. The team will navigate their way through Botswana, Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia and Sudan before they put the brakes on their journey.Modifications to the vehicle for the trip include treating the windows and coating the car with a protective film to ensure minimal damage from the elements such as heat and rain. The couple also purchased a new Rolls Royce specifically for its parts, the most essential of which will be carried by the accompanying vehicle. In the event of any other parts being required along the journey, they will have to be couriered to the adventurers.Driving will be shared among the two, but the spots that are difficult to navigate will be negotiated by well-known adventurer Roger Pearce who has already done this trip as well as several other extended journeys like London to Cape Town in 1990, London to Sydney in 1993 and single-handedly driving from South Africa to Silverton UK in 2004.The couple are both successful business people with Mike spending his entire working career as a pilot, clocking 27 000 hours of flying in over 100 different aircraft, and Jeanette pioneering hot air ballooning in the country.The vehicle was put to the test in February this year, making it over Africa’s highest pass with no hassle. The Sani Pass, which climbs from KwaZulu-Natal to the mountain kingdom of Lesotho and lies 3 200m above sea level, is usually only accessible by 4×4 unless special permission is granted.“I can’t wait to see out friends,” says Jeanette. “They are all so old now and we can’t expect them to come to us. Besides, I also want them to see the Rolls.”Related articlesAfrica: fast factsUseful linksSilver SpiritRolls RoyceSani Passlast_img read more

first_img SharePrint Caption Contest 33 – Win a Barely Coveted PrizeMay 4, 2012In “Community” Caption Contest 31 – Win a Barely Coveted PrizeFebruary 16, 2012In “Community”Geocaching Caption Contest 37 – Win a Barely Coveted PrizeJanuary 6, 2013In “Community” WINNING CAPTION: “You must be at least this tall to find this geocache.” Vyp’s wifeGeocaching can often be a search for what’s hidden in plain sight. Share your gift for clever captions in the 30th installment of our Caption Contest. You could earn a barely coveted prize. What caption would you write for the picture above? The image was originally posted on our Facebook page by Thorsten Skibba.Submit your caption by clicking on “Comments” below. Please include your geocaching username in all entries. Then, explore the captions other geocachers have posted.Barely Coveted PrizeYou’re encouraged to ‘influence’ the voting process (*nudge*nudge*). “Like” the caption that you think should win. If you think your caption should win, convince your fellow geocachers, your friends, and family to “like” your caption. Lackeys vote from the top finalists to decide the winner of the contest.The winner receives the ‘barely coveted prize’ you see to the left, which may actually be quite coveted. It’s is a vintage ‘100 Years of Scouting’ Trackable.Click the image to see the winner of this caption contestMore than a two dozen Lackeys voted to award the winner of the 29th Caption Contest a barely coveted prize. Click on the image at right to discover the winning caption from the last Caption Contest.Explore all the past winning captions by checking out all the Caption Contests. If you have suggestions for Caption Contest photos, send a message and the image to with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

first_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. Today’s brief blog — a departure from my usual practice of writing in-depth articles — was inspired by a recent editorial by Richard Kadulski, the editor of a Canadian newsletter called Solplan Review.In the March 2014 issue, Kadulski wrote, “I have had discussions with some designers and builders that have set out to build in accordance with Passive House principles. When I questioned them, and suggested alternatives that might be easier to build or be more economic, the answer invariably comes back that it’s not an acceptable Passive House detail.“If Passive House has laid it out, it’s the gospel, and don’t bother with anything else. And don’t bother questioning whatever quirks have been built into the criteria or the software because it cannot be challenged.“Like converts to a new religion, they seem to lose sight that there are many ways of achieving high-performance, sustainable building.“If we’re going to make progress to achieve truly efficient, sustainable and net-zero construction buildings, we need to be able to entertain new ideas and take advantage of new tools and materials. It’s great to get enthusiastic buy-in from new participants who will champion the cause — these are vital to help spread the word. But we need to be careful not create a new religion with a set of dogmas that cannot be challenged.”Any group that sets out to write a standard has to address the inevitable tension between rigor and flexibility. Almost by definition, rigorous standards tend to be inflexible.Some standards are prescriptive standards — that is, they tell builders exactly what they need to do, step by step — while other standards are performance standards — that is, they set goals that builders much achieve without telling them how to get there.The Passivhaus standard is a… Start Free Trial Already a member? Log incenter_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberslast_img read more

first_imgAI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage Follow the Puck Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts Dr. Michael Garbadecenter_img What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Artificial intelligence (AI) technology is clearly taking the world by storm.This technology is poised to revolutionize almost every facet of our lives—from how we purchase items to how we communicate to how we move across the world; we seem to be increasingly reliant on AI systems to move our lives forward.Now, AI is pushing its boundaries further by encroaching into deadly territories: predicting death.Andreybu, who is from Germany and has more than five years of experience in training people how AI works, says that “we are yet to see the full potential of employing artificial intelligence to achieve objectives that were previously unimaginable.”What is artificial intelligence?Simply, AI is a branch of computer science that aims to make machines simulate the human intelligence processes.This way, an AI system can recognize commonalities in a dataset and make intelligent predictions.AI systems usually become better at making predictions using a technique referred to as machine learning.Since they imitate human action and rational thought, the intelligent machines can be programmed to achieve various objectives such as autonomically driving cars and identifying shopping trends.This amazing technology has grown over the years. Currently, artificial intelligence systems are used in various fields of the economy to increase efficiency and maximize output.AI in the healthcare sectorAI-enabled systems have been used in the healthcare industry to catapult its growth. Recently, Google created an AI that can be used to predict a patient’s death—astonishingly.To develop the intelligent system, the tech giant collaborated with other experts from The University of San Francisco, California, The University of Chicago Medicine, and Stanford Medicine.Surprisingly, Google claims that the AI can predict when a patient might die more accurately than other traditional models used by doctors.How the Google AI worksGoogle published the results of trying out the death prediction AI in a journal article in May 2018.The system works by chewing up data about various details of a patient such as age, gender, ethnicity, previous diagnosis, present signs, and laboratory results.What’s more, the system can also take data buried on charts and PDFs and use it for making predictions.After testing the algorithm, Google found out that it could make death predictions with an astonishing accuracy level of 95%, which is 10% more accurate than the traditional models.In one of the case studies, the Google AI software crunched about 176,000 data points of the records of a woman with metastatic cancer and pronounced that she had a 19.9% chance of dying in the hospital. The doctors at the hospital had given her a 9.3% chance of dying.Amazingly, as predicted by the AI software, the woman died after two weeks—beating the doctors at their own game.Although the Google’s AI may not be perfect at predicting deaths, it would continue to perform better as it is ‘taught’ with more data.Therefore, if this breakthrough healthcare technology is improved, it can reduce human error in medicine and lead to more lives being saved.Wrapping upGoogle’s artificial intelligence technology can assist medical professionals to improve diagnosis and make better decisions, ultimately leading to enhanced patient care.So, the next time you visit the hospital, please ask if they can run the AI algorithm against your records and assess your chances of survival.Would you take that bold step?Please let us know in the comment section below. Dr. Michael is the CEO of the Los Angeles-based blockchain education company LiveEdu. It’s the world’s leading project learning platform that equips people with practical skills on creating complete products in future technological fields. last_img read more

first_imgDespite infrastructure challenges, India’s air connectivity has seen the fastest growth in the last five years and there is “strong growth” ahead in terms of domestic passenger numbers, global airlines’ trade body International Airport Transport Association (IATA) said.According to IATA chief economist Brian Pearce, India is the fastest growing domestic aviation market in the world and the country registered double-digit growth in the domestic aviation market for the 50th consecutive month in October, PTI reported.According to IATA data, air connectivity grew the fastest at 114 percent in the five-year period from 2013-2018.“Many of the markets where connectivity has grown fastest, unsurprisingly are in Asia — India (114 percent), China and Indonesia…,” IATA said in a presentation.As per the IATA, which is a grouping of around 290 airlines, connectivity is the “extent to which a country is integrated into the global air transport network,” PTI reported.In recent years, many foreign, as well as Indian carriers, have commenced flights to and from various Indian cities. Pearce told the news agency that domestically Indian air travel will see strong growth ahead but the challenge is with infrastructure and that airports are crowded.“We need more terminals and runway capacities… We have seen concession (agreements) for many airports leading to large rises in airport charges,” he told PTI.On steps being taken in India to address the infrastructure issues, he said additional capacity is being put in place and some very good modern airports being built which is a “real positive.”PTI quoted IATA’s director (global airport infrastructure and fuel) Hemant Mistry as saying that historically airport concessions have suffered from “unduly long and arbitrary concession lengths — these can be for the benefit of the government (higher concession fee) and the concessionaire (longer-term returns). “We have seen many examples of very high concession fees where a large proportion of the gross revenue of the airport is diverted to the government and not necessarily re-invested back into aviation,” he said. Related Itemslast_img read more