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Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC And compete the Fighting Maroons did.Manzo scored five straight points for UP with his booming triple giving the Fighting Maroons an 86-77 lead with 3:07 to go.The rookie guard then came up with another big play with 52.8 seconds remainin, scoring on a break away layup for UP’s 90-79 lead.Manzo finished with 17 points to help UP’s cause with the Gomez de Liaño brothers of Javi and Juan putting up 10 points apiece.Ben Mbala had a game-high 34 points with 12 rebounds to lead the Green Archers.ADVERTISEMENT Kazakh club import calls PH team ‘sorriest team I ever played against’ after loss For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight View comments Read Next Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the Philippines pulled off an absolute stunner, silencing defending champion De La Salle, 98-87, in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.Paul Desiderio caught fire for the Fighting Maroons and unleashed a career-high 30 points, 18 of which came from beyond the arc, along with six rebounds, and five assists to lead UP.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients The Fighting Maroons tacked their second consecutive win and third overall to improve to 3-1 while the Green Archers lost for the first time this season and slipped to the same card.Head coach Bo Perasol admitted that he was intimidated going against a team like La Salle, who has reigning MVP Ben Mbala.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 shutout“I may be a little bit shamed to admit this but in the days coming over to this game my thoughts really were that we’ll be going up against a powerhouse team and I was already thinking what good we could get from this,” said Perasol in Filipino. “If we lose, what will we get from this?”“Then I read Jun’s [Manzo] tweet that said ‘nothing’s impossible to a person who believes’ and I got ashamed because my players believed we could compete against a powerhouse.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending 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
Stavanger (Norway):Former world champion Viswanathan Anand pulled off an easy win over Wesley So of United States to be joint fifth after the fifth round of the Altibox Norway chess tournament here. Anand proved why he is hailed as the speed king when he easily managed a draw in the Armageddon game as black and won 1.5-0.5 against Wesley. With his third victory on the trot after two losses in the first two rounds, Anand took himself to joint fifth position in the super tournament that is for the first time trying out a format that gives decisive results in each round. Also Read – We don’t ask for kind of tracks we get: Bowling coach Arun For Anand, the writing was on the wall in the Armageddon where he had seven minutes compared to 10 that Wesley got being white. The ‘draw-odds’ being order of the day for black, Wesley was expected to go for the King. However, the Filipino-turned-American decided to fight on strategic grounds that did not work as a good idea. Wesley chose an unorthodox queen pawn game wherein Anand had no troubles equalising out of the opening. The pieces changed hands at regular intervals and the Indian ace was at his best in finding some wily manoeuvres that kept Wesley at bay. In the end, the players reached a rook and pawns endgame which was just a draw. Also Read – Bastian Schweinsteiger announces retirement, could join Germany set-up Meanwhile, reigning world champion and local star Magnus Carlsen continued with his winning ways and accounted for Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France in another Armageddon of the day. All five games in the 10-player tournament were decided in the tiebreaker in the fifth round. Carlsen took his tally to eight points with his fourth victory in the tiebreaker. Yu Yangyi of China emerged on the second spot on 6.5 points with another fine performance that saw him get past Americal Fabiano Caruana. Levon Aronian staged a comeback at the expense of Ding Liren of China to share the third spot along with Wesley on six points while Anand is now joint fifth with Ding Liren. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov of Azerbaijan stands on the seventh spot on 4.5 points a full point ahead of Caruana. Vachier-Lagrave is ninth with just three points. Alexander Grischuk of Russia is on 2.5 points and needs some big scoring in the remaining four rounds. Results round 5: Wesley So (Usa, 6) lost to V Anand (Ind, 5); Ding Liren (Chn, 5) lost to Levon Aronian (Arm, 6); Maxime vachier-Lagrave (Fra, 3) lost o Magnus Carlsen (Nor, 8); Yu Yangyi (Chn, 6.5) beat Fabiano Caruana (Usa, 3.5); Shakhriyayr Mamedyarov (Aze, 4.5) lost to Alexander Grischuk (Rus, 2.5).
Manchester: Paul Pogba heads a lengthy Manchester United injury list for the visit of in-form Leicester City to Old Trafford on Saturday with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer potentially missing seven first-team players. Luke Shaw, Anthony Martial, Diogo Dalot and Eric Bailly will also definitely miss the clash with the Foxes, while Jesse Lingard and Aaron Wan-Bissaka are both doubtful after withdrawing from England’s Euro 2020 qualifiers against Bulgaria and Kosovo. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhPogba twisted his ankle in the 1-1 draw at Southampton two weeks ago and did not play for France in their two matches during the international break, with the midfielder expected to return for the match at West Ham on 22 September. Shaw (hamstring) and Martial (thigh) have still not recovered from the injuries sustained in the 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace on 24 August, while Dalot (hip) and Bailly (knee) are longer-term injuries. “The treatment room has been busy and it still is,” said Solskjaer. “We don’t really know who is going to be available. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later”Maybe Aaron and Jesse will make it but that is it from the ones that pulled out. “Paul will not be fit, not unless he has a miraculous recovery. He has not been ready to do training at 100%.” United are looking for their first win since the opening day of the season with draws at Wolves and Southampton either side of the Palace defeat leaving them down in eighth, three points adrift of Leicester in third. Under former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, Leicester are aiming to return to the top six at the expense of the likes of United, Chelsea, Arsenal or Tottenham, three years on from their remarkable Premier League title triumph. “Leicester is always a tough game. They are a club that want to push into the top four, they have good players and a proven top manager,” added Solskjaer. “Brendan’s teams always play good football, so we have to play well to get the three points.” Leicester’s visit will mean an early reunion with his old club for Harry Maguire, who swapped the Foxes for Old Trafford this summer in an ?80 million transfer that made him the world’s most expensive defender.
NEW YORK — Major League Baseball’s 150th anniversary logo features the silhouetted batter created for the 1969 celebration of the first professional baseball team.MLB released the design Tuesday. Players, managers and coaches will wear a 3 1/2-by- 1/2-inch patch on their right sleeves of a batter in white prepared to hit a white ball, with a blue background in front of the batter and red behind. “MLB” appears to the left of the logo and “150” to the right. The patch is more horizontal than the ones used for the 100th and 125th anniversaries.The 1969 logo, designed by Jerry Dior of Sandgren & Murtha, had a white border and “100TH ANNIVERSARY” below in red. The logo became MLB’s official mark as the commissioner’s office took a more prominent role in the American and National Leagues. The logo was put on the backs of caps starting in 1993 and the back of jersey necks in 2000, according to Uni Watch.The 1994 logo changed the batter and ball to gold, had “125th ANNIVERSARY” below and was surrounded by a gold and black border. This year’s patch has darker colours to match the American flag: Pantone 193 red and 282 navy. Last year’s logo was Panatone 199 red and 288 blue.Teams also wore a logo in 1939 to commemorate the now discredited myth that Abner Doubleday invented baseball in 1839 at Cooperstown, New York.MLB said the 150th anniversary patch also will be on caps for March 28 openers.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsThe Associated Press
The leaders will also witness the signing of the ” Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the BIMSTEC Grid Inter-Connection” at the Summit.During the preceding meetings, several initiatives under agreed priority sectors will be reviewed with a view to enhancing inclusive growth and economic prosperity in the BIMSTEC region. The priority sectors of cooperation in BIMSTEC include, Trade and Investment, Technology, Energy, Transportation & Communication, Tourism, Fisheries, Agriculture, Cultural Cooperation, Environment & Disaster Management, Public Health, People to People Contact, Poverty Alleviation, Counter-Terrorism & Transnational Crimes, and Climate Change. The Summit, which also includes a retreat of the participating Heads of State and Government will be preceded by the Sixteenth BIMSTEC Ministerial Meeting and the Nineteenth Session of the BIMSTEC Senior Officials’ Meeting. State Minister of Foreign Affairs Vasantha Senanayake, and officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Kathmandu will also participate in Summit related meetings. The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multisectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), launched in 1997, bridges countries of South and South East Asia in the Bay of Bengal region. The Bay of Bengal region is home to 21 % of the global population with an average GDP growth of 6.5%.Sri Lanka is the lead country for the Technology sector, where the establishment of a BIMSTEC Technology Transfer Facility (TTF) in Sri Lanka is under consideration. This Facility seeks to expand the technology base of Member States through collaboration and partnerships targeted towards micro, small and medium scale enterprises.The 3rd BIMSTEC Summit was held in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar in 2014, and a BIMSTEC leaders’ retreat and the BRICS & BIMSTEC outreach Summit was held in Goa, India in 2016. President Maithripala Sirisena will lead the Sri Lanka Delegation to the 4th Summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multisectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), which will be held from 30-31 August 2018 in Kathmandu.At the conclusion of the Summit, the Chairmanship of BIMSTEC will be handed over to Sri Lanka by the current Chair, Nepal. The Presidents of Sri Lanka and Myanmar, the Prime Ministers of India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Thailand, and the Chief Advisor of the Government of Bhutan will be leading their respective delegations to the Summit. The leaders are to adopt the 4th BIMSTEC Summit Declaration: “Towards a Peaceful, Prosperous and Sustainable Bay of Bengal Region” on 31 August at the conclusion of the Summit. During his stay in Nepal, President Maithripala Sirisena will be meeting his Nepali counterpart President Bidhya Devi Bhandari and the Prime Minister of Nepal Khadga Prasad Oli on 01 September. The President will also attend a Banquet hosted by the President of Nepal in his honour.President Sirisena will be visiting Lumbini on 01 September, and on 02 September, he is scheduled to visit the SAARC Secretariat in Kathmandu and attend a tree planting ceremony there.
Salley said that when he was Governor he had warned the President on a number of occasions while the Muslim community has also warned the authorities prior to that. Former Western Province Governor Azath Salley told the Parliament Select Committee (PSC) today that the authorities had been warned several times about the National Thowfeek Jamaath (NTJ).The suicide bombers involved in the Easter Sunday attacks were members of the NTJ. He said that a meeting had also been held with former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando. Salley said that Fernando, who was then Defence Secretary, had convened a meeting with several other officials and briefed them on the concerns we had raised on the NTJ.However, he says no action was taken on the group before the Easter Sunday attacks. (Colombo Gazette)
The test next Wednesday and Thursday will put the IAEA’s Incident and Emergency Centre (IEC) through its paces in transmitting emergency notification, alerting Member States and international bodies about the implications and responding to requests for assistance.”This exercise is focused primarily on testing communication networks and assessing the technical implications,” IAEA said.The UN World Health Organization (WHO) will activate its Strategic Health Operations Centre (SHOC) to receive notification and alert the Radiation and Environmental Health Unit (RAD). RAD will activate the Radiation Emergency Medical Preparedness and Assistance Network (REMPAN) and inform regional offices, the IAEA said.Other agencies taking part include the UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC).
“Though the overall humanitarian situation has improved in several areas of South Sudan in the past year, millions of people are still in dire need of help,” said Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Kyung-wha Kang.Ms. Kang, who is Assistant Secretary-General in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), visited the country from 17 and 20 November, and discussed with Government officials and humanitarian partners how aid operations can save lives while helping to build the resilience of communities.“Throughout my engagements, I offered support to humanitarian workers who have worked tirelessly in one of the world’s toughest environments, to deliver life-saving aid to people affected by food insecurity, armed hostilities, inter-communal violence and flooding across the country,” she said in a statement issued to the press in the capital, Juba.Ms. Kang noted that violence in the eastern state of Jonglei has displaced tens of thousands of people, who need protection, basic services, and access to safety and security so that they can resume their livelihoods. Just last month, over 40 people were killed and more than 60 wounded in inter-communal violence in the state in Jonglei. Sporadic ethnic violence is one of the challenges South Sudan has been dealing with since achieving independence in July 2011.In addition, recent months have witnessed severe flooding in several areas that left over 150,000 people in need of humanitarian aid. “I must stress that this is important for humanitarians to be able to support the Government of South Sudan in developing disaster risk reduction and preparedness strategies, and in helping to improve the resilience of local communities, with particular focus on enabling women to fully participate in decision-making processes,” said Ms. Kang.During her visit, she also emphasized the need to focus on resilience and long-term recovery, including taking advantage of the fertile soil which South Sudan is “much endowed with.”“I also stressed the need to ensure that children have access to education, and that the work of humanitarians in providing emergency education and psychosocial support, particularly for young women and girls, is imperative to ensure that this country’s most vital resource is protected and nurtured.”She also noted that humanitarian partners, working closely with national authorities, have recently launched a new Consolidated Appeal for 2014-2016 that prioritizes saving lives in emergencies, building community resilience and strengthening national capacity to deliver basic services. The appeal seeks $1.1 billion to meet the needs of 3.1 million people in 2014. “I appeal to all donors and partners to stand together with the people and the Government of South Sudan in this time of need.”
Jay Cutler2015CHI55.568.534369.2 201232.143233.85402713.810 Drew Brees2011NO54.556.035258.0 201639.186847.05321544.56 Aaron Rodgers2016GB48.185.9610166.7 Ryan Fitzpatrick2015NYJ43.405.005269.1 Regular season onlySource: ESPN Stats & Information Group 200945.637036.83771634.16 Tyrod Taylor2015BUF49.387.574255.0 Tom Brady2017NE58.978.7610254.0 201334.654424.3821407.126 Pressure on the quarterback is often a determining factor in which team wins the Super Bowl. However, pressure does not only mean sacks. Just forcing a quarterback to release a ball sooner than he wants or hitting him as he’s releasing it can sometimes be even more advantageous than a sack.In Super Bowl XLVIII, two quick pressures by Seattle on Peyton Manning led to two interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown after Manning’s arm was hit as he threw. That led to a 22-0 lead and the rout was on. Two years later in Super Bowl 50, Manning had the great defense on his side, and Von Miller forced two strip-sacks of Cam Newton that ultimately decided that game for Denver. In New England’s comeback win over Atlanta in Super Bowl LI, the turning point was when Dont’a Hightower strip-sacked Matt Ryan on a 3rd-and-1 with the Falcons up 28-12. That set up the offense on a short field and the comeback was on.It’s not so much about the volume of pressure put on a quarterback, but it’s how he handles it in the big moments on third down, in the red zone, and with the game on the line. Fortunately, that type of context is what an advanced metric such as ESPN’s QBR is able to adjust for.In 2017, Minnesota’s Case Keenum (58.5) and New England’s Tom Brady (54.0) led all quarterbacks in QBR under pressure with marks that rank among the top 10 in all seasons tracked since 2009. Brady’s placement may not come as a big surprise, but Keenum’s breakout season in Minnesota continues to be one of the wildest success stories since Kurt Warner went from bagging groceries to Super Bowl MVP in 1999. Jameis Winston2016TB51.81%6.3112576.7 Carson Wentz2017PHI43.436.378052.7 Case Keenum2017MIN53.336.616358.5 Peyton Manning2009IND59.047.754562.9 Rob Gronkowski and his large catch radius are obviously a big help to Brady when he’s under pressure. Gronkowski led the Patriots with 226 receiving yards when his quarterback was pressured, but Danny Amendola also has a tendency toward clutch catches. Filling in for Julian Edelman in the slot, Amendola caught 14 of 21 targets for 186 yards when Brady was pressured this year. Throw in Brandin Cooks’ 215 receiving yards in these scenarios and the Patriots have a lot of formidable weapons for defenses to worry about even when Brady is pressured. They’ll need all this playmaking ability against a tough Jacksonville defense. While the Jaguars didn’t pressure Ben Roethlisberger often last week, they did hold him to just 1-of-10 passing for 43 yards (including a brilliant touchdown to Antonio Brown) under pressure, and had a huge strip-sack returned for a touchdown in the second quarter.The Jaguars will need to do that to Brady to have a good chance at another upset, but Brady’s seen just about everything from defenses in his career. Against the Titans last week, Brady’s QBR under pressure was 87.6, including a touchdown pass to Chris Hogan and a soft toss to Amendola after heavy pressure.Even if Brady and Keenum aren’t at their best in tough matchups this weekend, they should still have a decisive advantage over the other quarterbacks. Blake Bortles finished 14th in QBR under pressure (21.2), but the strength in his game is really his scrambling ability. According to Sports Info Solutions, Bortles avoided 21 sacks this year, the second most by any quarterback (Matthew Stafford had 22). Bortles will have to use his legs against a New England defense that likes to make quarterbacks hold the ball —a unit that took down Marcus Mariota for eight sacks last week.As for the Eagles, Carson Wentz ranked third in QBR under pressure (52.7), so the offense has been missing that element since his injury. Nick Foles, in a limited sample of games, only has a 7.6 QBR under pressure this season. He’s always a hard one to predict with his unusual career path. Foles actually led all quarterbacks in QBR under pressure in 2014 with a mark of 48.2, but he was dreadful with the Rams (2.3 QBR under pressure in 2015).Then again, as Keenum has shown, stats collected in a Jeff Fisher offense may not be all that telling. If head coach Doug Pederson can devise another good game plan for Foles to implement this week, there’s no reason he can’t get this team to the Super Bowl.Then a whole new level of pressure begins. Keenum also led all quarterbacks in Football Outsiders’ passing Defense-adjusted Value Over Average metric, which measures efficiency, and he may just be the least likely quarterback to do so since 1986. A big part of Keenum’s success has been his improvement at handling pressure. When we first saw Keenum with the 2013 Houston Texans, he held the ball a long time as an inexperienced second-year player. Keenum’s pressure rate in 2013 was 38.7 percent, the second-highest season among all quarterbacks since 2009. With the Rams in 2016, Keenum ranked dead last in QBR under pressure (6.5). He took a sack on 26.7 percent of the plays he was pressured on.In Minnesota this year, Keenum has cut that mark in half, taking a sack on 13.3 percent of his pressures. Keenum has taken multiple sacks in each of his last seven games, but he was sacked just one time total from Week 5 to Week 11. A big help to Keenum has been wide receiver Adam Thielen, who led the NFL with 40 targets while his quarterback was under pressure — seven more than any other player. Thielen’s 397 receiving yards while targeted under pressure also led the NFL.Thielen is a great security blanket for Keenum, but Stefon Diggs has also been helpful in these moments. The game-winning touchdown pass to Diggs against New Orleans technically wasn’t a play under pressure, but it was a pressure-packed moment of desperation for the duo. Keenum’s QBR under pressure against New Orleans was just 26.4; he completed 4 of 10 passes for 53 yards with a bad interception that got the Saints back in the game. He’ll have to be much better against a Philadelphia defense that got after Matt Ryan often last week. For the season, Philadelphia allowed a 4.7 QBR when getting pressure on the quarterback, which ranked third among all defenses. Keenum can’t force things this week or create turnovers in what should be a low-scoring battle.Speaking of defense, the Jaguars ranked No. 1 in QBR when getting pressure (2.8). This is often a product of the Jaguars being able to get at the quarterback without sacrificing defenders in pass coverage: no defense blitzed less than Jacksonville at just 17.8 percent of its pass plays. That’s probably the right strategy against Tom Brady and the Patriots. You especially don’t want to send a big blitz of six-plus pass rushers at Brady. Since 2006 (including playoffs), Brady has 71 touchdowns to one interception against big blitzes (six-plus pass rushers).Still, at 40 years old, Brady has managed to improve in this area, posting a phenomenal season against pass pressure. His average yards per pass attempt under pressure was 8.76, the highest of any of the 277 qualified seasons since 2009. He also had the second-highest completion rate (59.0 percent) and second-highest passer rating (109.1) under pressure since 2009. The only real issue was that Brady still took 35 sacks this year, but sometimes that’s just the smart play instead of forcing a pass into coverage. YearCmp %YardsYPATDINTSacksQBRQBR Rank 201758.9710258.761023554.02 PlayerYearTeamCMP %YPATDINTQBR 201041.672986.21112510.79 201442.025684.77452136.33 Carson Palmer2015ARI49.647.067255.0 201539.238426.48813827.311 Includes all action plays (passes, sacks, runs); regular season onlySource: ESPN Stats & Information Group Brady has improved with ageTom Brady’s year-by-year numbers while under pressure, 2009-2017 Keenum and Brady are elite with defenders in their facesThe best seasons based on QBR while facing pressure, 2009-2017 201141.033874.96313215.013 Dak Prescott2016DAL50.435.213052.4
No doubt Stratasys was happy when it received the lease application and $20,000 from Cody Wilson for a new professional-grade 3D printer. But just a matter of days later, the company seized possession of the device because it found out Wilson wanted to create a 3D-printed pistol.Wilson is the director of a group called Defense Distributed. He was heading up an initiative to see if it would be possible to create a fully functional gun using a 3D printer. There have been other similar projects that required numerous other metal pieces so that the 3D-printed parts only provided a partial gun.For Wilson and Defense Distributed, the goal is to ultimately provide an open-source platform where users can both upload and download 3D-printed gun schematics. The group raised more than $20,000, enough for a down payment on the high-end 3D printer from Stratasys, which has been involved in some great projects, including giving a little girl magic arms.Once that company discovered Wilson’s intentions, they emailed and informed him they would be making arrangements to pick up the device from his house. Startasys decided to revoke the lease. Of course Wilson argued, but Stratasys said its policy was to not allow its products to be used for illegal purposes.Stratasys said that because Wilson did not have a firearms manufacturing license, trying to fabricate a working pistol was illegal. Wilson argued that, in part, because he was not planning on selling the printed guns, he didn’t need a license.Nevertheless, the printer is back in the possession of Stratasys, even though Wilson says he hadn’t even taken it out of the box. He is not giving up and is currently consulting with a lawyer.via Wired
Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: escondido, Jr., Martin Luther King, MLK FacebookTwitter Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Choir performs in Escondido 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsIn San Diego Wednesday, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was remembered in a special performance by the choir that shares his name.The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Choir performed for free at the California Center for Arts in Escondido.KUSI’s Dave Scott was LIVE with more. Dave Scott Dave Scott, Posted: April 4, 2018 April 4, 2018
MIAMI (WSVN) – Fast-moving flames spread through two shipping containers in Miami.City of Miami Police and Fire Rescue units responded to the scene of the blaze near Northwest 71st Street and Eighth Avenue, Sunday night.Crews were forced to cut through a fence to reach the burning containers.Officials said the fire spread to two vehicles but not to a nearby structure.No injuries were reportedFirefighters remained at the scene hours after they put out the flames.The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
The 2018 Airport Improvement Project consists of 3 components:1. The Snow Removal Equipment/Sand Storage building will house airport equipment and non-chemical sand. Currently both take up space in our Funny River Road shop and prevent other City equipment from being stored inside. The new building will provide for faster and more efficient removal of snow from the airport, providing safer surfaces for aircraft movement.2. The central apron asphalt rehabilitation work will apply a sealcoat to areas that are over 20 years old, and will extend the useful life of the asphalt by an estimated 10 years.3. The wildlife gates will allow easier and quicker removal of moose from within the perimeter fence. Kyle Kornelis, Public Works Director stated in a letter to the council: “A resolution requesting design-build contract execution will be brought forward after technical proposals are evaluated. The airport fund balance is not sufficient to cover all local match costs. Borrowing from the general fund may be required to complete construction.” According to the ordinance, the funding sources for this project are: FAA grant funds totaling $3,135,937 and City funds of $209,063. The total project cost is; $3,345,000 Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Soldotna City Council has an ordinance on their agenda for this Wednesday, June 27, appropriating funds and authorizing the City Manager to enter into the grant agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration to fund the 2018 Airport Improvement Project. The Soldotna City Council will hold their bi-weekly council meeting on Wednesday, June 27, at 6 p.m.
Zoya AkhtarVarinder ChawlaZoya Akhtar’s Made In Heaven has become the talk of the town for its content that draws its roots from real life scenarios.It is now learnt that the mysterious references of Prabhat in the show is based on a real life celebrity brand strategist Prabhat Choudhary. Being the go-to person for the who’s who of the Entertainment industry and herself, Zoya found a perfect reference.Taking a leaf from her real life and observing how most from the industry reach out to Prabhat to make strategic decisions, Zoya decided to have his reference in her first web series.Known as Bollywood’s leading brand strategist Prabhat, founder and owner of Spice PR and co-founder of digital marketing agency Entropy, is popular in the circuit as the brain behind brands like Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Deepika Padukone, Hrithik Roshan, Prabhas, Radhika Apte to the emerging icon like Sara Ali Khan to name a few.Owing to his mysterious real life aura, Zoya chose to have an onscreen reference in Made In Heaven with Tara and Arjun having Prabhat on speed dial.Drawing inspiration from real life, Zoya embodied Prabhat’s character in its essence and also chose to use his real life name.Interestingly, though Prabhat remains at the center of all industry happenings, he is an extremely elusive personality who stays away from the limelight.Made in Heaven is breaking the internet and is touted as the best web series to come out of India. The content of the show has struck a chord with the audience globally, positioning India as a strong contributor in the OTT space.Starring Sobhita Dhulipala as the poised and graceful Tara Khanna and Arjun Mathur as the charming and gritty Karan Mehra, Made in heaven chronicles the lives of the two wedding planners.Produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar under the banner of Excel Entertainment, the Amazon Prime Video Original created by Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti is successfully streaming online.
Australian developer Firemint made a name for itself on iOS by releasing the very popular Real Racing and Real Racing 2. Both games received reviews with scores over 90 percent and even Apple recognized the importance of the games, using the third in the series as part of the iPhone 5 launch.But there’s a problem with Real Racing 3: it’s getting terrible reviews on the App Store. The reason is because the game has gone free-to-play, and some of the features that encourage payment are hated by players.Why would Firemint change the formula that worked so well for them with the first two games? Well, technically they didn’t. The studio was acquired by EA in 2011 and has since merged with Iron Monkey to become Firemonkeys Studio. Real Racing 3 was developed after that acquisition and merger, and clearly with the influence of publisher EA to switch this to a free-to-play app.Players are upset because if their car gets damaged they have a choice to make: wait for the repair to be carried out or pay real money for a quick fix? The more damage there is, the longer the wait.The same pay or wait option is imposed for car services, upgrades, and car unlocks. Players describe it as a “time-consuming pay wall” as it forces you to wait many minutes regularly if you’re not willing to pay. Others have said they would happily pay to buy the game if it removed the waiting system.Now, considering this is a game for mobile platforms, where typically you may want to play in a spare handful of minutes, forcing players to wait doesn’t sound like a good idea. And the wait times are quite large, with the example given by PocketGamer as a 15 minute wait time for an oil change to take place. Ridiculous, right?EA and Firemonkeys have understandably decided to react and quietly rolled out an update for the game. It looks as though the wait times for repairs have been removed and the service times cut considerably. That 15 minute oil change now takes 5 minutes. However, this is apparently an experiment, so if the repair wait times come back don’t be surprised.The changes may make the review scores and player feedback a little more positive, but I doubt anything would work better than introducing a version of the game you can just pay to buy up front like the previous two.Now read: Exploit lets your farm Dead Space 3 items to avoid micro-transactions
Electrophysiological Evidence for Top-Down Lexical Influences on Early Speech PerceptionLaura M. Getz and Joseph C. Toscano How does information about the meaning of words influence speech perception? Getz and Toscano investigated whether feedback from lexical activation affects listeners’ initial representation of the sound of a word. Participants saw a written word, followed by an auditory target word, and they had to decide which sound the auditory target started with (e.g., /p/, /b/). During this task, participants’ electroencephalographic (EEG) data were collected. When the auditory target (e.g., “potatoes”) was associated with the written word (e.g., “MASHED”), participants were faster at identifying the sound than when the written word had a neutral association (e.g., “FACE”) or when it was a nonword (e.g., “XXXX”). EEG data revealed that the amplitude of N1, a negative potential in the waveform that indexes early acoustic-cue encoding, was smaller when the written word was associated with the target than when it was neutral or a nonword. In another experiment, the word presented before the target changed how ambiguous targets were perceived (e.g., in “park,” the ambiguous first sound /p/ or /b/ was processed more like /p/ when it was preceded by “AMUSEMENT” than it was when preceded by “TEDDY”), as indicated by the N1 amplitude. These results provide evidence for an interactive model of adults’ spoken-word recognition, in which semantic and lexical activation play a role in the early processing of word sounds. Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science: Where Does Time Go When You Blink?Shany Grossman, Chen Gueta, Slav Pesin, Rafael Malach, and Ayelet N. Landau When humans blink, they lose brief moments of vision, yet they rarely notice these gaps. But could blinks change time perception? This research suggests that when humans spontaneously blink, they underestimate time passing. While eye movements were recorded by an eye tracker, participants either saw a white disc or heard a white noise during an interval of time between 0.6 and 2.8 s, and they estimated whether the duration had been closer to the short interval (0.6 s) or to the long interval (2.8 s). To increase the probability of blinks occurring during the task, the researchers first asked participants to perform a visual task in which they saw colored squares and had to decide how may red squares they had seen. In the main task, when a blink occurred during the estimated time interval, participants’ time estimates were reduced when the interval was filled by visual information (the white disc) but not when it was filled by auditory information (the white noise). Moreover, the size of their underestimate depended on the blink duration. These results suggest that (a) unconscious loss of visual input, via spontaneous blinks, may be related to a compression of subjective time and (b) one’s subjective sense of time might be informed by the ongoing processing of sensory information. Intentional Binding Without Intentional ActionKeisuke Suzuki, Peter Lush, Anil K. Seth, and Warrick Roseboom Experiencing agency over one’s actions and their consequences has been measured by intentional binding, which is the perceived compression of the time interval between an intentional action (e.g., pressing a button) and an outcome (e.g., an auditory tone). However, a person can also perceive time compression when perceiving a causal unintentional relationship between events (causal binding). To investigate whether intentional action or causal binding contributes to time-binding effects, Suzuki et al. used a virtual-reality task in which participants pressed a button, observed it being pressed by a virtual hand, or saw it pressing in on its own. When the button was pressed, it lit up and participants felt a vibration and then heard a sound. Participants were asked to estimate the time between the button being pressed and hearing the sound. The time estimates were shorter when participants pressed the button themselves or saw another hand pressing it. However, participants reported higher agency when they actively pressed the button than when they observed the hand doing it, indicating that the perception of time compression may not depend on agency but rather reflect causal binding. Therefore, future studies that relate binding effects to agency should provide evidence for effects beyond causal binding, Suzuki et al. suggest.
Teenagers who are habitually glued to their smartphones are more likely to be unhappier than their peers, a study has found. Researchers from the University of Georgia in the US, analysed data from a survey of over a million US teens.The survey asked students questions about how often they spent time on their phones, tablets and computers, as well as questions about their in-the-flesh social interactions and their overall happiness.On average, they found that teens who spent more time in front of screen devices – playing computer games, using social media, texting and video chatting – were less happy than those who invested more time in non-screen activities like sports, reading newspapers and magazines, and face-to-face social interaction. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfResearchers believe this screen time is driving unhappiness rather than the other way around. “Although this study can’t show causation, several other studies have shown that more social media use leads to unhappiness, but unhappiness does not lead to more social media use,” said Jean M Twenge, professor at San Diego State University in the US.Total screen abstinence does not lead to happiness either, Twenge found. The happiest teens used digital media a little less than an hour per day. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveHowever after a daily hour of screen time, unhappiness rises steadily along with increasing screen time, according to the study published in the journal Emotion.”The key to digital media use and happiness is limited use,” Twenge said.”Aim to spend no more than two hours a day on digital media, and try to increase the amount of time you spend seeing friends face-to-face and exercising – two activities reliably linked to greater happiness,” he said.
A new airline called TICOS-Airlines submitted a bid to Costa Rica’s Civil Aviation Administration to take over routes dropped by Avianca-TACA airlines last month.Civil Aviation Vice Director Álvaro Vargas confirmed that the new company already began the certification process and their representatives have met with Civil Aviation officials.The airline would operate the routes using three to five Airbus type aircrafts.Currently the company is in the process of preparing flight manuals, and is conducting financial and feasibility studies.On May 17, Avianca-TACA decided to drop five direct flights between San José and other destinations and laid off 261 employees from its Costa Rica operations as part of an integration process with Colombian-owned airline Avianca. On May 28, the trademark TACA began disappearing, and moving forward, the airline will be identified only as Avianca.Canceled routes were direct flights between San José and Los Angeles, New York, Havana (Cuba), and Quito and Guayaquil, in Ecuador.A Technical Council of the Civil Aviation Administration this week hired an external attorney to perform a legal study in order to recommend possible sanctions against Avianca-TACA for the unilateral suspension of the routes.Delta Airlines in May announced they will begin operating a new nonstop daily flight between Los Angeles and San José starting July 1. Facebook Comments Related posts:Delta to add new Minneapolis-San José flight Delta Airlines to offer nonstop flight between San José and Los Angeles Avianca-Taca drops five nonstop flights to Costa Rica, lays off 261 employees New Costa Rican airline, Ticos Air, now hiring
A new cargo ferry will begin operating in January between Costa Rica and El Salvador, Transport Vice Minister Sebastián Urbina said this week.The new transportation service’s main goal is to reduce transport costs between the countries and boost competitiveness, he said.Currently, it costs between $1,200 and $1,500 for a semitrailer to travel between the two countries. Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) officials estimate the cost of the trip will be reduced to around $750 with the ferry.The ferry will be operated by a Mexican shipping company (Urbina did not disclose its name) and will be able to carry 100 trucks each trip. The company will initially offer three trips per week from each country, Urbina said.The new service will reduce red tape and the impact on public roads and trucks, and will help decongest traffic at the Peñas Blancas border between Costa Rica and Nicaragua.“In addition it will help truckers avoid security problems they face in some areas of the route,” Urbina noted.The opening of the new ferry route required several months of negotiations between Salvadoran and Costa Rican officials from a wide range of agencies, including security, agriculture, finance and immigration.MOPT estimates that a one-way trip on the ferry will take around 16 hours, compared to the current two to five days that it takes a semitrailer to cross the distance by road. The road trip is also delayed by immigration procedures at border checkpoints in Nicaragua and Honduras.Urbina said a passenger ferry is planned for the project’s second phase, although he didn’t say when that might happen.The ferry will depart from El Salvador on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and from Costa Rica on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Facebook Comments Related posts:New San José bus terminal for routes to Nicaragua, Nicoya Angry protest shuts down Puntarenas-Paquera ferry Police to investigate alleged threats by private chauffeurs against traffic officers Porteadores announce more street blockades across Costa Rica next week