Gilas PH eyes end of skid vs Perpetual

first_imgTruck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Led by amateur sensation Kobe Paras, the young Nationals will face an Altas squad that features NCAA holdovers Prince Eze, AJ Coronel and Keith Pido.Lim is being tasked to rebuild the Perpetual program, with an eye toward replicating his success during his stint as coach of the San Beda Red Lions.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownLim steered San Beda to NCAA men’s basketball championships in 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2011. He takes over a team that also added former UE Red Warrior Edgar Charcos to its roster.Far Eastern University and Letran tangle in the 4:30 p.m. game looking to stay unbeaten. MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Gilas Pilipinas Cadets try to end a slump in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup Wednesday when they square off against a rebuilding Perpetual Help at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Cadets opened up with losses to Ateneo, La Salle and San Beda and hope to finally notch a win when they square off with Perpetual Help and its new coach, Frankie Lim, at 6:30 p.m.ADVERTISEMENT Unstoppable Bell carries Petron closer to PSL Grand Prix crown Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Emilio Aguinaldo College opens the day’s schedule against University of the East at 10 a.m.Mapua, meanwhile, takes on National University at 12:30 p.m. and San Sebastian battles St. Benilde after.Mapua is undefeated thus far in the tournament, and is coming off a 77-74 squeaker over EAC.Before the main matches, the Hanes 1-on-1 King of the Hardcourt will debut with La Salle’s Miggy Cortez taking on Lyceum of the Philippines rookie Yancy Remulla at 4 p.m.Ateneo is also among the undefeated squads in the tournament after leading by as many as 32 points in a 100-72 rout of winless UP.In another match the past week, St. Benilde shot down Jose Rizal, 104-83.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 awardlast_img read more

Wydad survive siege to hold Sundowns

first_img0Shares0000Tiyani Mabunda of Mamelodi Sundowns is challenged by Alejandro Quintana of Wydad during their 2018 CAF Champions League tie on May 5, 2018. PHOTO/AFPJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, May 6- CAF Champions League title-holders Wydad Casablanca of Morocco survived a late siege by Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa in Pretoria Saturday to force a 1-1 matchday one draw.Sundowns made a perfect start to the Group C clash between the last two winners of the elite African club competition by going ahead within three minutes. Ivorian Cheick Comara turned a Sibusiso Vilakazi cross into his net, although the goal was awarded only after the Cameroon referee overruled his assistant, who had signalled a corner.Wydad responded with an adventurous approach that paid off on 20 minutes when Ismail el Haddad darted forward to nod a cross past Uganda goalkeeper Denis Onyango.El Haddad will score few simpler goals as several Sundowns defenders stood still, believing the ball had crossed the line before being floated into the goalmouth.Rattled by the goal, Sundowns were lucky not to fall behind soon after when Wydad captain Brahim Nakach surged into the box only to blaze wide.After a thrilling first half, the second 45 minutes was a let-down as Wydad tired in the 1,340-metre (4,395-feet) altitude and wasted time whenever possible.Wydad edged 2016 Champions League winners Sundowns on penalties in the quarter-finals last season after both clubs won 1-0 at home.The draw completed an eventful day for Sundowns after news leaked that they will face Spanish giants Barcelona on May 16, and signed Guinea-Bissau striker Toni Silva.The friendly against Barca is expected to be confirmed in Spain Monday and will be staged at the 90,000-capacity Soccer City stadium in Soweto.It will be the second visit of Barcelona to South Africa, having beaten Sundowns in Pretoria 11 years ago.Silva was on the books of Benfica, Chelsea and Liverpool as a youth and moves to South Africa from Greek outfit Levadiakos.In the other Group C match, Horoya of Guinea kept a 100 percent away record in the competition this season by edging Port of Togo 2-1 in Lome with captain Aboubacar Camara scoring the winner.Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo made an impressive start in Group B by whipping fellow former African champions Entente Setif of Algeria 4-1 in Lubumbashi.The pick of the goals was the opener on 10 minutes as quick, slick passing created gaps in the Setif defence and Ben Malango fired a cross into the net from close range.Malango bagged a brace and Elia Meschak and Zambian Nathan Sinkala also scored for Mazembe.Group D favourites Etoile Sahel of Tunisia, the only winners of all five present and past CAF club competitions, came from behind to hold Primeiro Agosto of Angola 1-1 in Luanda.Lompala Bokamba struck the ball into the corner of the net from just outside the box on 43 minutes and Ammar Jemal headed the equaliser midway through the second half after a free-kick.In the same section, Mongaliso Shongwe scored on 80 minutes to earn Mbabane Swallows of Swaziland a 1-1 draw away to 2016 Champions League semi-finalists Zesco United of Zambia in Ndola.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

MOUNTAINEERING IRELAND CALLS ON COUNCIL TO STOP PATHWAY WORKS AT SLIABH LIAG

first_imgA chopper delivers stone to the pathways around Sliabh Liag.Mountaineering Ireland has called on Donegal County Council to halt works to put in new pathways at Sliabh Liag.The group has carried out two visits to the site and said they do not think the pathways are of a high enough standard.The group first visited the leading tourist site on August 27th and raised concerns that the contract team carrying out the works lacked relevant experience. The group then invited an internationally recognised expert in upland path management to visit the site.Dr Bob Aitken visited the site on September 16th, and although the site showed some improvement, the overall work did not meet an acceptable standard, according to Dr Aitken.A spokesman for Mountaineering Ireland said it is now again calling on Donegal County Council to stop the works.“Mountaineering Ireland again called on Donegal County Council to halt the work and to bring more relevant expertise into the project. “Despite these requests work is continuing. Slieve League is an iconic landscape which we have a shared responsibility to protect for the benefit of future generations. The quality of any remedial work at Slieve League should match the quality of this magnificent landscape.“The skills and techniques to deal effectively with upland path erosion and visitor management in sensitive environments have been developed across Britain over the last four decades. We are in the early stages of building a similar body of expertise in Ireland.“Through the Helping the Hills initiative Mountaineering Ireland has been working with a number of other organisations to share experience and learning in this area. In the meantime we shouldn’t accept a second-class solution for Slieve League or any of Ireland’s mountains.”A statement from Donegal County Council said it has noted the call by Mountaineering Ireland.“Mountaineering Ireland has raised concerns with Donegal County Council in the recent past in relation to works at Sliabh Liag and these concerns have been noted. “Donegal County Council will ensure that all works on the Sliabh Liag Project will be completed to the highest standard.”MOUNTAINEERING IRELAND CALLS ON COUNCIL TO STOP PATHWAY WORKS AT SLIABH LIAG was last modified: September 29th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:Mountaineering Irelandpathatssliabh liagstonelast_img read more

Bill tells drivers: hands off cells

first_imgSen. Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, recalled being nearly struck by a Southern California driver who spun out on the highway. The driver was still clutching his cell phone to his ear when his vehicle finally came to a stop, Cedillo said. He saw another driver run a red light in Sacramento, “completely oblivious” as she talked away. Simitian has tried similar legislation the past five years, in both the Assembly and Senate, without success. He said the experiences in other states, drivers’ growing awareness that cell phones are a distraction, and phone providers’ own warnings are reasons the bill should now become law. Insurance companies and emergency-workers associations supported the bill, as did Verizon Wireless, while Sprint Nextel was opposed.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SACRAMENTO – Motorists would have to use hands-free devices if they want to talk on cell phones while they are driving, under a bill approved by state senators Thursday. Cell-phone calls are a distraction to drivers no matter what devices they use, said Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto. But he said letting drivers keep both hands on the wheel at least will help them react more quickly. “The additional improvement in control is the difference between life and death,” he said. The bill was approved on a 21-14 vote. It now goes to the Assembly, where Simitian said he will try to work out problems including how to regulate the use of “push-to-talk” walkie-talkie-style cell phones. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The legislation would take effect in July 2008, with a $20 fine for a first violation and $50 for repeat violations. New York, New Jersey and Washington, D.C., have similar laws but with higher fines. “We know from the California Highway Patrol that cell phones are the No. 1 cause of distracted-driver accidents on California highways the last five years,” Simitian said. “We know that it puts not only the driver but the rest of the public at risk. As long as we’re going to do it, let’s do it safely.” Sen. Kevin Murray, D-Culver City, countered that multiple national studies suggest that holding the phone isn’t the problem – talking on it is. Using a cell phone while driving is “no different than talking to your kids in the back of the car or changing the radio,” Murray said. “Doing this (hands-free requirement) is a Band-Aid that makes us feel more comfortable but does nothing.” Sen. Richard Alarc n, D-Van Nuys, said California’s requirement could prompt manufacturers to make cell phones safer to use while driving, though he noted that millions of cell-phone calls are made by drivers without mishap. last_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast November 11, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Snow potential through TuesdayA major weather change is underway over Ohio today. A cold front is blasting through, and we expect snow in many areas of the state before all is said and done. Snow starts mid to late morning in far western and NW Ohio, and then spreads from there south and east. We begin to see lake effect later this afternoon and then overnight tonight through tomorrow.  Liquid equivalent precipitation is not all that impressive today, but we still think we can see a coating to 2 inches of snow over a large part of the state, Snow continues tonight and we see a significant batch of lake enhancement/lake effect in northern areas, where we add an additional several inches. So, that coating to 2 inches holds for today and tomorrow from I-70 south, and then north we can see 1-5 inches, and near the lake totals could be higher. We should see most precipitation done by the end of tomorrow.Precipitation is one story, the brutal cold is the other. Temps are diving today, and will be the coldest tomorrow and Wednesday. we will be anywhere from 25-30 degrees below normal. Strong winds will keep wind chills top of mind too. This is a dramatic change and it will take the rest of the week to try and recover/bounce back from it.We are mostly dry over a large part of the state for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, with some sunshine temps starting to moderate slightly by the end of the week. The weekend is partly to mostly sunny and dry too. Then for next week, more of the same. Sunshine and blue sky for Monday and Tuesday, but we may see clouds and a chance for a little light rain or snow next Wednesday. Generally, temps will be the warmest of the next 10 days this Sunday into Monday.  This set up likely still allows for some harvest later this coming week and next in areas outside of lake effect snow zones.last_img read more

Porting Apps to Amazon Web Services

first_imgRelated Posts alex williams 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting BitNami Cloud Hosting is a service that provides the capability to port apps to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud. That’s a good business to be in these days, especially in a world where the market is trying to figure out how to become more cloud-centric.BitNami, a service of BitRock, is also a good example of how business apps can be moved off-premise with some relative ease.The service allows customers to deploy and manage open-source apps on AWS. It’s a good study to show how apps can be ported to a cloud environment and in the process move the burden off on-premise management to a virtual environment.SugarCRM is the latest app that can be ported to AWS EC2 with BitNami.Other apps that can be ported include Joomla, Drupal, Alfresco Software and WordPress. Tags:#cloud#news A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… The process is relatively straight forward. You sign in to access the BitNami platform. Once signed in you access the dashboard to see what servers are running, the latest backups and the cost per hour and month for running the servers. The first thing you do is add a server. You can run applications with different runtime applications such as a Ruby app and Drupal.You can add the server simply with one click or you may configure to your own specifications. You have options to use a dynamic or static IP address. There are 32 and 64-bit versions in Ubuntu. Other Linux distributions and Windows will be available soon.Different machine sizes are available in 64-bit. A slide rule allows you to change the size of the server. Pricing is based upon the size of the server.With the server set up, you can access the applications that have been set up on the server.Managing the server can be done by using the slider to adjust the server locations.You can create daily backups for the whole server and not just the database. Servers can be scheduled, too. For instance, an internal business app can be scheduled to only be running during business hours.BitNami is a service that gives a degree of flexibility. It has some competition including companies such as Jumpbox. There are other companies out there that have similar services but the capabilities to deploy servers and be flexible in the configurations is a service that is hard to beat.last_img read more

Hima Das dominates Twitter trends in India after historic gold medal

first_imgHima Das made India proud on Thursday when she clinched a historic gold medal at the IAAF World U-20 Championships in Finland. The 18-year-old Hima became the toast of the nation with her triumph and topped Twitter trends in India. #HimaDas garnered nearly 27000 tweets recorded by 12.08 PM IST on Friday.Her brilliant run at the 400m final in the athletics event helped her upstage Indian cricket team’s dominant performance over England in the first ODI at Trent Bridge on Thursday. Immediately after her triumph, she was the top trend on Twitter. Hours later, she continued to hold second spotTributes poured in from all quarters from Prime Minister’s office to sports fraternity to film industry praising Hima’s success.Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind, cricket legend Virender Sehwag, Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan were among the top names in India celebrating Hima’s historic win in Finland. Hima Das: Love for speed helps Assam teenager defy the odds on the tracksHima clocked 51.46 seconds in the final at the Ratina Stadium. Andrea Miklos of Romania took silver with a personal best time of 52.07 seconds while Taylor Manson of the United States finished third after clocking 52.28 seconds.Virender Sehwag, Amitabh Bachchan doff their hats to Hima Das: So proud of youHima became India’s first ever track gold medal winner at the Under-20 IAAF world athletics event.She joined the illustrious company of star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, who won a gold in Poland in the last edition in 2016 in a world record effort. The previous medal winners at the World Junior Championships were Seema Punia (bronze in discus in 2002) and Navjeet Kaur Dhillon (bronze in discus in 2014).advertisementHima Das reacts after historic 400m gold: Thank you for the support, IndiaDas was the favourite to win gold as she is the U-20 season leader in this quarter-mile event. Her rise has been nothing less than meteoric as she took up serious running only last year.Das had earlier clocked an Indian U-20 record of 51.32 seconds to finish sixth in the Commonwealth Games 400m final in Gold Coast in April.World U20 Championships: Hima Das wins India’s first ever gold in track eventSince then, she has gone on to improve her timings. She lowered the Indian U-20 record in 400m to 51.13 seconds while winning gold in the recent National Inter State Championships in Guwahati.(With inputs from Agencies)last_img read more

Bernard Lodge Units Ready in Less Than a Year

first_imgStory Highlights By February, March people will be having possession of some of the houses The Bernard Lodge Estates Development will comprise 1,584 housing solutions Home owners could be moving into their new units at the Bernard Lodge Estate Development in St. Catherine by March next year.Minister with responsibility for Housing, Dr. the Hon. Morais Guy has disclosed that the final engineering works are being done, and the infrastructure is being developed for the first two phases of the development.“Very shortly the units will be put down. One of the sub-contractors in the project is already building the units to move them on site so as soon as that is ready some of those units will be there. We are hoping that by February, March people will be having possession of some of the houses,” Minister Guy disclosed, while speaking to journalists during an open house day for the Bernard Lodge Estates Development at the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) Caledonia Avenue offices in Kingston on Wednesday, August 14.He noted that in addition to the houses, the area will be able to accommodate facilities, which will enable it to become a complete development.“We have space for commercial activities, we have a police station, we have allocated land for a basic school, for primary and a secondary complex…We want to assure our potential clients and all our customers…that if you invest or buy into one of our schemes, you are not just buying into a house, you are buying into a complete development,” he added.Located in St. Catherine, the Bernard Lodge Estates development is approximately five minutes drive from Spanish Town Square. It is bounded by Highway 2000 to the South, in the vicinity of Lime Tree Grove, Quarry Hill and March Pen Road.The Bernard Lodge Estates Development will comprise 1, 584 housing solutions, which will be built in five phases. The development comprises studios and one-bedroom units.Each studio unit will measure 267 square feet and one bedroom units will be 370 square feet. The average lot size will be 3,300 square feet.They will be expandable and will be outfitted with laminate countertops, stainless steel kitchen sinks, UPVC French windows and slab roofs.Phases three, four, and five, are slated for completion by mid-2016. Infrastructure being developed for the first two phases of the developmentlast_img read more

CM directs Cabinet Mins to implement 7point action plan

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday directed all his cabinet ministers to begin immediate implementation of seven-point action plan to combat high-level of air pollution during winters, sources said. He directed Health Minister Satyendar Jain to take immediate steps to begin the process of procuring ‘best quality’ N-95 anti-pollution masks, they said. The odd-even road rationing scheme will come into effect in the national capital from November 4 to 15. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderKejriwal had announced this last week among a slew of other measures to combat high-level of air pollution caused due to stubble burning in neighbouring states during winters. “There should be no compromise in the procurement of ‘best quality’ N-95 anti-pollution masks. Health of Dehiiites during the critical season will be given priority,” the sources quoted Kejriwal as saying in directive to Jain. On September 13, the chief minister had said his government would make large-scale procurement of around 50-60 lakh N-95 anti-pollution masks which would be distributed among the people in October before the spike in air pollution in next month due to parali burning. The seven-point action plan also includes mass mechanised sweeping and water sprinkling on roads, tree plantation, and special plans for 12 pollution hotspots in Delhi. The Delhi government would hold a mega laser show on the eve of Diwali and appeal to the people to follow the ban on bursting of crackers on the festival, Kejriwal had said.last_img read more

Canadas UN arguments trouble TRC commissioner

first_imgBy Jorge BarreraAPTN National NewsCanada’s most recent positioning during UN debates on indigenous peoples rights has left one of the main players with the commission delving into the dark history of residential schools wondering if he can ever reconcile with this country.Truth and Reconciliation Commission Commissioner Willie Littlechild said Canada recently argued that the collective rights of indigenous peoples were not human rights. He said Canada made the argument during debates last week at the UN Human Rights Council.“When a state takes the floor and attacks indigenous rights and freedoms in that way by using a tactic that is old…to bring that back again, is a giant step backward,” said Littlechild, who attended the sessions in Geneva. “For me, as a commissioner and a former student, to tell me to reconcile with someone who keeps doing that, that is a very difficult proposition.”The debate centred on a single letter in a “pro forma and procedural” resolution, according to another observer.The resolution was aimed at extending the three-year mandate of an UN official tasked with monitoring and investigating indigenous rights issues across the world, said Alberto Saldamando, general counsel for the International Indian Treaty Council.Canada objected to an amendment to place an “s” at the end of the word people in a resolution, which described the official as the “Special Rapporteur on the situation of the human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people,” said Saldamando, in an interview from San Francisco.Saldamando, who was present during the informal debate, said that Canada, along with the U.S., Poland, Sweden, the U.K., and Russia, objected to the “s” because they believed it crossed the line into equating human rights with collective rights.“It was Canada’s contention…that collective rights are not human rights,” said Saldamando. “They felt that any reference to human rights and fundamental freedoms (should) only refer to the individual rights of people and not the collective rights of peoples as human rights.”Saldamando said Canada’s argument is an old one and casts doubt on the authenticity of its declared intentions to support the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.The Stephen Harper government switched their opposition and promised in this year’s Speech from the Throne give a qualified endorsement to the declaration. Former Indian Affairs Minister Chuck Strahl said the change of heart was prompted by the amount of grief they received from First Nations leaders across the country on the issue.Littlechild said it appears the Canadian government didn’t really have a change of heart. Littlechild said he viewed Canada’s most recent argument as a direct “attack” on the country’s indigenous peoples.“The Canadian delegation was taking the position to deny that we are humans,” said Littlechild, during a teleconference with reporters Tuesday afternoon. “I will challenge anyone who tries to deny those rights, at any level, any forum…We have, for example, sacred ceremonies we do in our own cultures, our own languages, that we believe are fundamental rights and we see that as a direct attack to those kinds of beliefs we hold as indigenous peoples.”Littlechild said the experience in Geneva prompted him to take Canada to task during an appearance before a Senate committee for not signing the UN declaration.The Senate committee on Aboriginal Peoples invited the three commissioners of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to testify on the progress of reconciliation since the 2008 residential school apology.Littlechild told Senators that Canada’s refusal to endorse the declaration was hindering reconciliation.“How can we as a country…keep denying that there are rights that exist for indigenous people?” said Littlechild, during the hearing Tuesday morning.He was criticized by Conservative Senator Carolyn Stewart Olsen, a close advisor to Harper, who suggested they should instead stick to domestic issues.“I would hope that energies, monies, funding, are not being devoted to an international effort when we need every ounce of energy focused (on the TRC),” said Stewart Olsen.Littlechild later said Stewart Olsen went a bit far in her criticism.“It is very difficult for me as a former student to witness what I saw last week…and it caused me to say what I did,” said Littlechild. “It challenges the integrity of the independence of the commission when we are told we can’t do things in a certain way by anyone. I think we need to safeguard our independence as well.”Saldamando said that after much debate among indigenous representatives they decided to support a watered-down resolution describing the UN official as a” Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples.”Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon’s office said they were looking into the issue.jbarrera@aptn.calast_img read more