Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees 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 LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Manganti had 20 points to lead the Falcons while Papi Sarr added 13 points and 12 rebounds. Ma. Angelica D. Garcia Army to soldier on with breakthrough PVL win “We know that Adamson is a very strong team so I just reminded my players about our game plan,” said San Beda head coach Boyet Fernandez.The Red Lions held a 37-23 lead in the second quarter, but the Soaring Falcons clawed back with an 11-2 run to cut the deficit to six, 34-40.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 crownSan Beda made 19 free throws while Adamson only had two.Robert Bolick led the Lions with 23 points while Javee Mocon came away with 16 markers and 11 boards. Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments MOST READ Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 FILE – Robert Bolick leads San Beda. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDefending champion San Beda secured a spot in the semifinals of the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup after surviving Adamson in a 64-62 thriller Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Sean Manganti caught fire midway through the payoff period, scoring Adamson’s last 18 points to bring the game to as close as 62-63 with 3.4 ticks left but Jose Presbitero’s free throw iced the win for the Red Lions.ADVERTISEMENT
“I knew that he target-practiced and we’d talk about that. He’d go to a rifle range so I knew he had some ammunition,” Eppler said. McKiernan talked about reloading shell casings but said he hadn’t done it in some time, Eppler said. “I’ve been a psych nurse for 30 years and I didn’t notice anything unusual,” the neighbor said. The day after the fire an incongruous scene played out in the windy hilltop neighborhood of older middle-class tract homes set against a backdrop of the snow-capped San Bernardino Mountains – part of a quiet semi-rural community that bills itself as “Horsetown USA.” Riverside County sheriff’s deputies and federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents carried charred boxes and pieces of furniture out of the house, stacked numerous boxes of ammunition in the driveway and examined seized rifles. NORCO – More than a million rounds of ammunition, numerous weapons and a tunnel were found in a man’s home after a fire that exploded bullets and forced a neighborhood evacuation, authorities said Friday. The homeowner was hospitalized for a 72-hour psychological evaluation after being rescued from the house by a neighbor and then struggling with authorities who prevented him from re-entering, but he was not arrested. Gary Eppler, who lives across the street, identified him as Thomas McKiernan, a retired machinist in his 60s who recently separated from his wife, has grown children and didn’t seem unusual in the nine years he has known him. Eppler said McKiernan had an interest in guns and has a son who is an Army sniper who went to Iraq last year and returned safely. Two weapons were assault rifles that were illegal and the man had no permit for 75 pounds of black gunpowder that was found, said sheriff’s Deputy Juan Zamora.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
0Shares0000Bayern Munich head coach Niko Kovac is fighting for his job after a miserable run ahead of Champions League clash with Benfica © AFP / Christof STACHEMUNICH, Germany, Nov 26 – Under-fire Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac is staring down the barrel as his team look to bag a place in the Champions League last 16 just as their domestic title bid appears to be crumbling.The Bundesliga champions need just a point against Benfica in the Allianz Arena on Tuesday to qualify for the competition’s knockout stages, but as they gun for their seventh straight league title their form has collapsed. Pressure on Kovac intensified following the weekend’s shock 3-3 home draw with lowly Fortuna Dusseldorf, which left them nine points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund, but the Croat says he will not back down from the battle in his first season in charge.“Those who know me know I’m a fighter… the words ‘give up’ and ‘raise the white flag’ aren’t in my vocabulary,” Kovac said.“I will always look forward and always fight.”Kovac’s position became more precarious when livid Bayern chief Uli Hoeness said after the draw with Fortuna that the club would undertake “an analysis” after the Benfica clash.Hoeness blasted his players’ performances as “unacceptable” after they threw away a two-goal lead and conceded a stoppage-time equaliser from hat-trick hero Dodi Lukebakio.“The problem isn’t that we have no ideas, it’s more about how we put our ideas into practice,” said Kovac.“Manuel Neuer said after the match (against Fortuna): ‘if we had put into practice what the coach asked us, we would have won’.”The draw means that Bayern have only one twice in eight Bundesliga matches, a run that stretches back to late September. In contrast, they are unbeaten in their Champions League Group E campaign.A win on Tuesday could see Bayern ensure top spot in the group, although Ajax are travelling to AEK Athens, who have conceded 10 goals on their way to losing all four of their matches.Kovac’s work has been made harder by a raft of injuries, with Corentin Tolisso, Kingsley Coman, Thiago, James Rodriguez and Serge Gnabry all out of action, but nonetheless his team is close to qualifying for the last 16 of Europe’s top club competition with a game to spare.“We cannot throw everything overboard, it does not work that way,” Kovac said.“I hope that tomorrow, in the Champions League, the boys will give their all, and I am convinced of it”.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
DISCLAIMER: Like Branislav Ivanovic’s attempts at defending so far this season, please don’t take this seriously.There is no love lost between Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho.With the Blues currently struggling and the Gunners dreaming of the Premier League title, the tables have turned – at least temporarily – since Mourinho labelled Wenger a “specialist in failure”.But if anyone’s a specialist in failure, it’s the talkSPORT translator, who’s attempts to accurately interpret the press conference in the video above are less than successful.It does make for an entertaining video, though!
Jamie Vardy 1 Leicester striker Jamie Vardy will not be rushed back after undergoing a minor groin operation.Vardy, the joint-leading scorer in the Barclays Premier League, required surgery to repair a long-standing problem and went under the knife this week.The procedure was a success and the 28-year-old is expected to need around 10 days to recover, meaning he could be back in contention for the league game against Tottenham on Wednesday.However, Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri may not risk him at White Hart Lane next week, a fixture which comes three days after the two sides meet at the same venue in the FA Cup third round, despite the match being crucial to the Foxes’ title bid.“He’s okay,” said Ranieri.“Today (Thursday) Jamie is working with the physio and he should be okay for the league game (against Tottenham).“I say to my physio I do not want to lose him for a long time. If he is ready for the second Tottenham game, it’s okay. If not – Aston Villa.”Leicester have been this season’s surprise package but Tottenham, their FA Cup opponents on Sunday, have impressed Ranieri, who used the north London club as an example of how he wants the Foxes to progress.“They have a lot of young players. Why? Because they started earlier than us,” said the Italian, who could hand a debut to 19-year-old winger Demarai Gray following his arrival from Birmingham this week.“(Spurs manager Mauricio) Pochettino is doing a good job. Their squad is fantastic. When we drew with Tottenham at home earlier (this season) I felt they were something special.“It is difficult to play Tottenham because they have fantastic players. They have a first team and second team the same.“They have a good mix of young and old. We want to follow their example.“When I signed, (club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha) told me wants to build good, young players and a team that can compete with the big teams, to get into Europe in two or three years, after that the Champions League.“I said we’ll work hard to achieve it. We want to improve. It is my first six months that I am working with these players. We have to improve a lot. We already improve, but we need more, I believe.“As he did in the League Cup this season, Ranieri will also make wholesale changes to his team in the FA Cup.He said: “We will change a lot, because these players deserve a chance to play. It will be a blend of players. Our mentality won’t change. We go to win. If Tottenham are better, well done to them.”
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! EVERY once in a while, we get insight into just how much waste there is in local government, and how much better public services could be if public officials would only take their financial responsibilities more seriously. A prime example comes from the county of Los Angeles, which – much to the credit of the supervisors – came to the realization a few years back that it could spend its pension and workers’ compensation funds far more efficiently. So the supervisors hired Rocky Armfield to be the county’s risk manager, charging him with bringing down costs. It’s worked – fabulously. In the last year, the cost of county workers’ comp claims has dropped from $324 million to $273 million. As far as anybody knows, this is the first time – ever – that county workers’ comp costs have actually gone down from one year to the next. But the savings don’t end there. Bogus claims that didn’t need to be paid last year won’t need to be next year, either, or any of the following years. The savings compound such that by 2011, county officials predict they will be saving $600 million a year. What made these incredible savings possible? First is the workers’ comp reforms that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger implemented. Then comes common-sense, bottom-line driven management – an all-too-rare commodity in the public sector. Since 2003, the county has aggressively gone after fraud and abuse, resulting in immediate savings as well as the long-term benefit of deterring more of the same. The county has also aggressively fought more legal claims, settling less and winning more cases, while reducing its reliance on outside counsel. Kudos to county leaders, who have proved that government efficiency neded not be an oxymoron, and it’s far better than raising taxes.
The California Institute of Technology’s latest Nobel Prize winner has spent his career “doing science” and waiting to see what happens. What happened Wednesday was Robert H. Grubbs learned he is sharing this year’s Nobel for chemistry with University of California, Riverside, alumnus Richard R. Schrock and Yves Chauvin of France for discoveries that resulted in the more efficient production of drugs and advanced plastics with less hazardous waste. The award comes with $1.3 million in prize money. “It’s one of these things you never expect to happen in your career,” Grubbs, 63, told The Associated Press by phone from New Zealand, where he is on a monthlong lecture tour. “You just keep doing science and see what happens.” He becomes the 31st Caltech faculty member to be honored with the Nobel Prize, according to the institute’s Web site. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 The award, announced Wednesday, will be presented Dec. 10 in Stockholm, Sweden. Grubbs said he was stunned but happy when he received the news after returning to his apartment in Christchurch, New Zealand, after a hectic, four-day series of lectures. The three scientists were honored for their development of the metathesis method in organic synthesis – a way to swap groups of atoms between molecules that the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences likened to a dance in which couples change partners. The process is used daily in the chemical, biotechnology and food industries to make stronger plastics, better drugs and improved food preservatives. “Science, especially chemistry, takes a long time to work its way through,” Grubbs said. “(The process is) something we’ve been working on for 30, 35 years.” A native of Kentucky, Grubbs earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Florida. He received his doctorate from Columbia University and served as a National Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University in 1968-69. Grubbs taught at Michigan State University in 1969, and in 1978 came to Caltech, where he is the Victor and Elizabeth Atkins professor of chemistry. Grubbs’ oldest child, Barney Grubbs, described his father as a “nice, low-key man” whose hobbies include hiking, cooking and playing the dulcimer and jaw harp, a musical instrument that’s held in the mouth. “We’re proud of him,” said the younger Grubbs, 33, a chemistry professor at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. “He set a good example as a scientist and as a human being, so it’s nice to see.” His other children are Brendan, 31, a doctor, and Katy, 28. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
SANTA CLARA — If Aaron Donald breaks the NFL’s single-season sack record Sunday, it will come at the 49ers’ expense, and not necessarily Nick Mullens’.The 49ers offensive linemen are on alert. They’ve discussed Donald’s record quest. They want no part of it, other than to deny it in Sunday’s regular-season finale at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.Donald has 19 1/2 sacks and needs four more to break Michael Strahan’s record, set with the 2001 New York Giants.“It’s our job to not have him …
(Visited 124 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Got Awe? Go get some. It’s good.Millions of viewers of August 21’s solar eclipse were undoubtedly awestruck by the phenomenon. Maybe that’s why many of them came in the first place: to feel something wonderful that is lacking in many of our lives.Jo Marchant, writing for New Scientist, says that “awesome awe” is an emotion that gives us superpowers. Well, maybe not literally, but “Awe is so powerful it alters your sense of self, connects you with humanity and boosts your mind and body. And there’s a surprising way to get more of it,” he says: explore nature.Have you ever been stopped in your tracks by a stunning view, or gobsmacked by the vastness of the night sky? Have you been transported by soaring music, a grand scientific theory or a charismatic person? If so, you will understand US novelist John Steinbeck’s response to California’s giant redwood trees, which can soar more than a hundred metres towards the sky. “[They] leave a mark or create a vision that stays with you always,” he wrote. “From them comes silence and awe.”Philosophers and writers have long been fascinated by our response to the sublime, but until a few years ago, scientists had barely studied it. Now they are fast realising that Steinbeck was right about its profound effects. Feeling awestruck can dissolve our very sense of self, bringing a host of benefits from lowering stress and boosting creativity to making us nicer people.It would seem odd to expect evolution to produce a sense of awe. The Stuff Happens Law (aka, natural selection) is only concerned about reproduction. Emotions that bring pleasure, joy, and exuberant satisfaction are not on the to-do list for mutations.Reactions from viewers of the 1991 eclipse (see video on YouTube) all expressed awe, remarking how insignificant it made them feel in the majestic scheme of the universe. Most of them felt it was pretty lucky our planet is set up for that amazing ‘coincidence’ (see 7/06/17). One guy who had waited 35 years to see one said of the eclipse phenomenon, “It’s a gift of God.”We have a better way to get awe: Know your Creator! He is the one that set up the sun, moon, and earth just right so that we could have endless delight exploring the wonders he intelligently designed. Here’s a heads-up announcement: we’re working on an upgrade to the Creation Safaris website. (That’s an additional ministry of Master Plan Association that sponsors Creation-Evolution Headlines). Creation Safaris, an outdoor education ministry, is all about awe! In fact, it uses the word AWE as an acronym for Adventure, Worship and Education. Watch for further news as work progresses. Launch may be in October or November of this year.
How IoT Will Play an Important Role in Traffic … Surveillance at the Heart of Smart Cities Amanda Razani Related Posts How Connected Communities Can Bolster Your Busi… In an age where citizens are operating at internet speeds, cities are being slowed down by unwieldy city government processes.A city government exists to serve its community members, yet having to spend hours to even months waiting for things such as acquiring the proper permits or licenses, to getting approval to move forward with projects is a big damper on business.Citizens’ needs and concerns, and the customer service they are provided needs to be addressed across the board, and many cities have begun stepping up to this challenge.See Also: The race for smart cities from the leading edge of techBy having the mindset that citizens are customers, this forward-thinking mindset by city governments can really change communities for the better and allow them to flourish. Just look at Indianapolis, D.C., where parking apps have replaced meters, allowing customers to pay and add time remotely, and not worry about having enough loose change. And New York and Boston are looking at ways to deal with parking fines via smartphones.In a progressive move, Anchorage will be updating its lighting, with over 4,000 lights using energy-efficient LED bulbs, and these lights can be controlled wirelessly. The next stage of this upgrade plan will be to use the light poles to monitor traffic and record air quality. These examples show urban vision that uses smart technology to make citizen mobility and quality of life better.Private sector needs to step up?Another company with this focus is Sidewalk Labs. They work with cities to find technology solutions to regularly occurring issues, such as commuting, social services and affordable housing problemsThe U.S. Department of Transportation also promoted its “Smart City Challenge” this year, with the goal of improving urban transportation. Seven participants were selected from a group of 78 entrants for the $40 million award.These examples are a great start in the right direction for improving cities and focusing on the well-being of citizens. Hopefully we can see more cities begin to follow suit. Tags:#city government#Internet of Things#IoT#Smart Cities#smart city For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In…