NLEX revs up

first_imgMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend NLEX can’t seem to do anything wrong these days, and coach Yeng Guiao is asking himself the same question the rest of the PBA is asking: “Is this for real?”ADVERTISEMENT View comments With Carlo Lastimosa and Alex Mallari taking turns in hitting the big shots in the stretch on Sunday night, the Road Warriors won a fourth straight game in the Governors’ Cup, a 95-91 decision of Phoenix Petroleum at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.And while he appreciates the newfound character of his boys by pulling this close one out of the fire, Guiao also can’t wait to play the elite teams in the coming days so he can see for himself what the Road Warriors are now made of.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“We’ll see if we’re for real or just pretenders,” Guiao said after rising to 4-0 and breaking out of a tie for the lead with idle Meralco again.“The elite teams are coming up and we’ll see how we fare against them,” Guiao said, referring to Barangay Ginebra, GlobalPort and then San Miguel as his next three foes. “Against Ginebra, we will get a good measure of what kind of a team we really are.” LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Import Eugene Phelps had 23 points after three periods but was held to the very minimum in the first 10 minutes of the fourth. His final four points came after that Mallari triple and really didn’t matter anymore.Matthew Wright was the only local in twin digits for Phoenix with 17, even as Aaron Fuller fired 18 points and had 24 rebounds for the Road Warriors, who, this early, could be looking at winning at least three more games for safe passage into the playoffs.NLEX had missed making it past the eliminations in two conferences this season.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite LATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano NLEX has beaten classy teams in this run as the Road Warriors own victories over Alaska and Rain or Shine. It looked, for most of the game against the Fuel Masters, that Phoenix was ready to snap what now stands as a six-game winning streak dating back to the latter part of the Commissioner’s Cup eliminations.That was until Lastimosa and Mallari bailed them out.Lastimosa fired 11 of his 14 points in the fourth and Mallari eight, counting a triple that beat the 24-second shot clock with nine ticks remaining and put the game to bed, 93-87.“This is a really nice win for us, because we’re starting to look as a team,” Guiao said. “Winning games in the endgame, being able to hold our own and pull through in crisis situations, those are good signs for a team trying to put it together.”Phoenix played with control almost 90 percent of the way only for the Fuel Masters to sputter at crunchtime.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cool Smashers secure No. 1last_img read more

61-year-old charged for raping differently abled child

first_imgA 61-year-old man was on Monday remanded to prison after he was charged for engaging in sexual activity with a differently abled child without her consent in January.Octavius Williams stood before Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Monday.The prosecution’s case stated that the man engaged in sexual activity with the 13-year-old girl on January 31, 2019, at the child’s East Ruimveldt, Georgetown residence. According to the prosecution’s case, the 61-year-old man was seen entering the child’s bedroom by a neighbour. After hearing a strange sound, the neighbour told the girl’s father, who upon entering the child’s bedroom, saw the elderly man pulling up his trousers.As such, a report was made to the East Ruimveldt Police Station and the child was taken for a medical examination. Williams was subsequently charged.The case will continue on February 6, 2019.last_img read more


first_imgBY TIM HEDGLEY: Take a late break, and grab a bargain break with Jet2holidays and jet off to sun soaked destinations such as Greece, Turkey and Spain. Alternatively, treat yourself to a short break in one of Europe’s most cultural cities.All Jet2holidays breaks are ATOL-protected. You can now save £25 per person with Jet2holidays, simply by using the code HOLIDAY25 at time of booking.Prices below do not include the promo code saving. Promo code can be used on below deals.BelfastAlicante, 3 star Tryp Ciudad De Alicante, 3 nights bed & breakfast departing from Belfast on 13th June 2014.Price: £239 per person based on 2 sharing.S’Algar, Menorca , 3+ star Las Palmeras Apartments, 7 nights self-catering departing from Belfast on 3rd June 2014.Price: £319 per person based on 2 sharing, includes a 22kg baggage and transfers. Alcudia, Majorca, 3 star BelleVue Club , 7 nights self-catering departing from Belfast on 9th June 2014.Price: £389 per person based on 2 sharing, includes a 22kg baggage allowance and transfers.Terms & Conditions for Jet2holidays £25 off per person promotionValid on bookings made from 20th May 2014 until 23:59 on Monday 9th June 2014.Valid on holidays departures from 20th May 2014 until 31st October 2015.£25 saving per person to be redeemed by entering promotion code HOLIDAY25 at time of booking. Not combinable with any other money off promotion.The promotion code must be entered at time of booking to receive discount.Saving applicable to new bookings only.Jet2holidays reserves the right to amend or remove this promotion at any time prior to customer booking. If flight dates or any passenger names are changed by the customer following the original booking, the discount will no longer apply and the balance shall become payable upon such change being made.All other terms and conditions as per the Jet2holidays website apply.All prices and availability correct at the time of issue.To book your trip, or to find out further information, please visit, freephone 00 44 800 408 5594, or visit your travel agent*Terms and conditions apply*DD TRAVEL: TAKE A LATE BREAK WITH JET2HOLIDAYS AND FLY OFF TO SPAIN was last modified: May 29th, 2014 by John2Share 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:BusinessFeaturesJet2 HolidaysnewsNoticesTake a breaklast_img read more

Eden Hazard dismisses Real Madrid rumours, insisting: ‘I’m so happy at Chelsea’

first_img1 Eden Hazard played a key role in Chelsea’s Premier League title success Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard has set his sights on winning the Premier League title and the club’s player of the year crown again next season.Hazard, who is currently recovering from a broken ankle, has been linked with a big-money summer move to Real Madrid but the Belgium international appears committed to helping Chelsea build on their impressive first season under Antonio Conte.The Italian took charge less than a year ago but guided the Blues to a runaway Premier League title success as well as the FA Cup final, where they were beaten by Arsenal.Hazard was central to the club’s success, a fact reflected in him becoming only the second man ever to be voted Chelsea’s player of the year for a third time – and he is hoping for more of the same next season.The 26-year-old told Chelsea Magazine: “Hopefully next year it is the same, we win the league and then I win Player of the Year.“Obviously winning the league is what we want most, and this award is just a bonus.”Hazard, who is set to be sidelined for three months after being injured while on international duty with Belgium at the start of June, also re-iterated how happy he is at Chelsea. He added: “I like this club because it’s a family. I have a lot of friends and we all talk to each other.“I’ve been here five years now and I’m so happy. I’m at one of the best clubs in the world, so I’m very happy to play for such a big club as this.”While Hazard is happy at Chelsea, there are reports of tensions between boss Conte and club chiefs. Read more on that here.last_img read more

Day-worker center expanding

first_img “He is the one who says what work you’re going to do … and how much they’ll pay you by the hour,” Gonzalez said in Spanish. But a 27-year-old day laborer at the center, who declined to be identified, said he would rather not solicit work himself. Unlike most of the other day laborers at the center and across the street, who tend to be Latino, the worker came from Japan five years ago. “If I stand out there I have to ask myself, but here you just wait and it’s more organized,” he said. City Councilman Bob Yousefian voted against expanding the center, which he said was poorly located when it was placed across the street from Home Depot. “It should have been in Home Depot, just like the one in Burbank is,” he said. Alex Dobuzinskis, (818) 546-3304 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! GLENDALE – The City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday to spend $100,000 to expand a center for day laborers across the street from Home Depot, which will accommodate the increased number of people using the center since it opened in 1997. Workers gather at the city’s mostly open-air center, run by Catholic Charities, to watch television, use the facility’s portable restrooms and sit on benches and plastic seats as they wait for employers to offer them jobs. It serves 125 workers a day, up from 80 when it first opened, officials said. Burbank’s decision last year to require Home Depot to include a day-laborer center in the parking lot of a store being built in that city drew the ire of immigration-control advocates, who said such centers cater to illegal immigrants. Glendale officials said their center is essential for laborers. “These people have families, they’ve got to find a way (to work) and they’re finding it the best way they can,” said City Councilman Dave Weaver. “That center gives them a location.” The $100,000 will allow for the expansion of the nearly 6,800 square-foot center by 2,160 square feet. It is located across the street from the Home Depot at 5040 San Fernando Road. Meanwhile, Glendale is awaiting a judgment from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals regarding the constitutionality of its ordinance requiring day laborers to stay on the sidewalk and not go into the street to solicit work. Glendale appealed to the 9th Circuit after a federal court struck down the ordinance, which had been challenged by a day-laborer group represented by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund. Francisco Gonzalez, 30, of Los Angeles was standing with several other men across the street from the center Tuesday. Gonzalez would rather negotiate directly with employers instead of waiting at the center, which uses a lottery system to distribute work and has a Catholic Charities worker who talks to employers. last_img read more

It’s 171 Showtime at Kellys Toyota

first_imgIt’s November 2016 and the time of year when all thoughts in the motor industry turn to 2017. At Kellys Toyota it’s no different, with their annual Showtime event commencing on Wednesday 2nd November and running through to Saturday 5th.They have a great selection of passenger and commercial vehicles on display and it includes some changes to the already popular offerings. The newly redesigned 2017 Corolla will be on display, the new Corolla, the world’s best-selling car, is being noted as being more prestigious and elegant than ever. It has a range of new exterior features, including a chrome insert on the upper front grill, ash grey surrounds on the front fog lights, privacy glass on the rear windows, retractable door mirrors, follow me home headlights and dusk sensor headlights.The Corolla interior has been revamped with a 3 spoke leather steering wheel, dual zone automatic air conditioning, 4.2″ screen for multi information display and Toyota Touch 2 multimedia system. Additional to all this the Luna and Sol grades include Toyota Safety Sense as standard so you will feel protected at all times.For our commercial customers, the highly anticipated new Toyota Proace will also be on display, it is available in 11 new body style and length combinations, with a selection of door configurations it is designed to suit every need. The new Hilux which was launched earlier in 2016 is also available in a range of specifications. It wouldn’t be Showtime without some great offers for those who decide to purchase a new car. Toyota have really pushed the boat out for 2017, you can now avail of 5yrs free servicing or up to €3,500 guaranteed scrappage allowance for your old car, lifetime roadside assistance, finance rates have been cut to an all-time low of just 2.9% and there are free technology and style packs across some of the models.It would seem crazy to miss out on not calling to Kellys Toyota at Letterkenny or Mountcharles over the next few days at their Showtime: 2nd to 5th November. Built for a Better WorldIt’s 171 Showtime at Kellys Toyota was last modified: November 1st, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

Upgrade to Ballyshannon Community Hospital takes step closer

first_imgThe HSE has announced the next phase in the development of the Sheil Hospital to provide an 80 bed Community Hospital within the Health Campus in Ballyshannon.A notice will be published this week on the Governments Procurement Portal and in the official Journal of European Community seeking Expressions of Interest from suitably qualified Contractors who are interested in tendering for this significant prestigious project.Applications will be sought from Main Contractors, Mechanical Contractors and Electrical Contractors who will be shortlisted to establish an approved tender list by the end of the summer. It is envisaged that a suitable Contracting team will be procured by the end of this year and building works will commence in early 2019. The HSE will also be seeking submissions from Building Providers for the provision of temporary accommodation to facilitate the existing residents/patients during the construction phase.This temporary residential accommodation will be provided on the grounds of the Rock Nursing Unit in Ballyshannon.The 80 bed unit will accommodate both residents/patients of the Sheil Hospital and Rock Nursing Unit. It will consist of 66 single bedrooms and 7 twin bedrooms in a combination of long stay, short stay and dementia wards.The project also includes the upgrade of the existing Sheil building to accommodate a Day hospital amongst other ancillary services. It is envisaged that construction will start in early 2019 and the new unit will be complete and ready for occupation in late 2020. The estimated cost of this project is in the region of €19million.Donna Reid, Director of Nursing at Sheil Hospital and Rock Nursing Unit Ballyshannon welcomed this development stating “I am delighted that this project is commencing to the next phase and we will continue to engage with residents, their family members and staff as the project progresses”.Upgrade to Ballyshannon Community Hospital takes step closer was last modified: July 5th, 2018 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)last_img read more

Spiders Fly with Electricity

first_imgScientists have known about spider “ballooning” for a long time, but only recently have they determined that spiders use electricity to fly.When we think of flying creatures, we probably don’t think of spiders. But it’s true: some species of spider can fly long distances on air currents, using strands of silk as parachutes. This has been observed for a long time. A press release from the University of Bristol points out that Charles Darwin puzzled over this, wondering how hundreds of spiders showed up on ships at sea and took off again even on windless days.A recent paper in Current Biology reports that ballooning spiders use electricity to get aloft. Somehow, they are able to sense the level of static electricity in the air. They respond by standing on tip-toe and releasing silk strands out their abdomens, catching even slight air currents to rise up into the air. With electrical forces, they can fly miles high into the air! A video in the press release says, “Of all the great flyers the world has ever known, it may come as a surprise that one of the best aviators in the animal kingdom doesn’t even possess wings.” Maybe a new verse should be added to “The Spider and the Fly.” The researchers begin their paper,When one thinks of airborne organisms, spiders do not usually come to mind. However, these wingless arthropods have been found 4 km up in the sky, dispersing hundreds of kilometers. To disperse, spiders “balloon,” whereby they climb to the top of a prominence, let out silk, and float away. The prevailing view is that drag forces from light wind allow spiders to become airborne, yet ballooning mechanisms are not fully explained by current aerodynamic models. The global atmospheric electric circuit and the resulting atmospheric potential gradient (APG) provide an additional force that has been proposed to explain ballooning. Here, we test the hypothesis…. We find that the presence of a vertical e-field elicits ballooning behavior and takeoff in spiders. We also investigate the mechanical response of putative sensory receivers in response to both e-field and air-flow stimuli, showing that spider mechanosensory hairs are mechanically activated by weak e-fields. Altogether, the evidence gathered reveals an electric driving force that is sufficient for ballooning.Despite knowing about spider ballooning for many years, nobody ever tested the electrostatic force on the behavior till now. By putting spiders in a Faraday Cage, the researchers were able to control the amount of static, writes Alison George at New Scientist. The Bristol research team led by Erica Morley watched the spiders take up their ballooning posture when the static rose, tiptoeing for take-off. The press release includes a video showing how they ran their experiments. They also measured the effect on altitude:The second part of the experiment examined the effect of the electric field on airborne spiders, and found that the height of the spiders could be controlled by raising or lowering the electrical field. “If you switch the voltage off, you see the spiders slowly start to drop. You can play with their altitude,” says Morley.Lightning storms from Earth orbit (NASA)Spider silk, being a good insulator, collects a net negative charge on its outer surface that interacts with the atmosphere, where a potential gradient can provide lift. In addition, the spider’s mechanosensors can respond to the twitching of silk strands when atmospheric static changes, so that they know the best time to assume flight posture and let out the silk.Now that this physical effect has been demonstrated in spiders, a theoretical physicist envisions engineers using it for technology. No batteries would be required:Other researchers are impressed that this long-standing conundrum has been solved. “It is very satisfying to see this proved in such a convincing way,” says physicist Peter Gorham of the University of Hawaii, whose theoretical calculations of the plausibility of electrostatic spider flight inspired Morley’s study.It is theoretically possible that tiny, light-weight drones could one day take to the air in the same way as ballooning spiders, he speculates. “Spiders weighing 100mg can balloon. That’s more than enough to fly a tiny microprocessor and camera.”Morley’s team wants to continue researching to see if other small animals make use of atmospheric electrostatic forces. Bumblebees, for instance, can detect electrostatic fields around flowers to guide them to food sources. “We also hope to carry out further investigations into the physical properties of ballooning silk and carry out ballooning studies in the field,” Morley says.Of all the great flyers the world has ever known, it may come as a surprise that one of the best aviators in the animal kingdom doesn’t even possess wings.The subject of electrostatic ecology seems wide open for ecological study and even weather forecasting. The researchers note that “Quite surprisingly, APG is rarely invoked, let alone quantified, in conventional weather descriptors and parameters collected by weather stations.” And yet electric fields around vegetation provide opportunities to study the interaction of small creatures with their environment.Credit: Corel Pro PhotosYou can make your hair stand on end by touching a Van de Graaf generator. Don’t expect to float off into the air, though; you have too much mass. You do, however, have sensors in your hair follicles that can detect the movement. Maybe you could do experiments on how static electricity provides you with useful information about your surroundings. What can your hair tell you in pitch darkness? Test your hypothesis on body hair and whiskers, too. For both sexes, most parts of the skin (the largest organ of the human body) contain hairs, even tiny transparent ones that are invisible without a microscope. We are covered with sensors!Spider ballooning is but another remarkable example of how living creatures can use information from the environment to navigate and migrate. Fish and birds follow fluid currents. Spiders and bees take advantage of electricity; electric fish even produce it. Perhaps the most astonishing example is using the earth’s magnetic field to navigate, as shown in Illustra Media’s films Living Waters and Metamorphosis. This spatial information, too weak for humans to sense, provides a global map that sea turtles can utilize to swim thousands of miles. Thirty years later, that stored information can help them return to the exact same beach they hatched from. Salmon use this sense, too, in the open sea. Perhaps magnetic field information is a component of navigation in butterflies as well. Static electricity can lift spiders miles into the sky, but doesn’t help them get back. They don’t need to; they can set up shop wherever they land. It’s a remarkable method of long-distance travel that spiders employ to colonize the planet. Don’t freak out over this; they eat flies, after all. (Visited 502 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Health and Sex Education: HealthCentral and 5min Video Partnership

first_imgRelated Posts dana oshiro A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Some conversations are best illustrated by educated strangers. Instead of listening to my mother drone on awkwardly about oral contraceptives, breast examinations and what she deemed “special lady time”, I wish I could have saved us both the embarrassment and consulted a health-related video site. Instructional video platform 5min is teaming up with HealthCentral to create just that. HealthCentral’s vast network of sites like Foodfit, and WellSphere will gain new video content via 5min’s matching system. Earlier this month ReadWriteWeb covered 5min’s partnership with major lifestyle TV network Scripps. 5min is sharing Scripps content from sites like HGTV, the Food Network and the DIY Network and matching it to relevant 5min network partners. As of this evening HealthCentral will become a network partner with access to the content matching technology, content from 5min’s health category and streaming video advertising. HealthCentral plans on exclusively selling video ad space to pharmaceutical and over-the-counter drug companies. In March, Nielsen released a report that drug-related ad spending had been cut back by almost $1 billion dollars since 2007. While it’s tough to say if spending has decreased due to a shift from TV to more affordable web-based placements, 5min and HealthCentral are about to find out. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#start#startups last_img read more

‘Gaj Yatra’ honours Meghalaya’s elephant corridor effort

first_imgIn 2014, villagers in Meghalaya’s Garo Hills set aside a part of their community-owned land to create village reserve forests, giving right of passage to elephants.In acknowledgement of that gesture, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) on Monday rolled out the ‘Gaj Yatra’ from Tura, the principal town of Garo Hills.People’s initiative’Gaj Yatra’, a “journey celebrating India’s national heritage animal”, aims at securing 100 elephant corridors across India. Four of these are in Meghalaya, including the Siju-Rewak corridor that some 1,000 elephants use to travel between the Balpakram and Nokrek National Parks in the State.“The campaign has aptly been launched in the Garo Hills, where the people have created community forests for human-elephant harmony and conservation of animals such as hoolock gibbon,” Vivek Menon, executive director of WTI, said after the four-day campaign was flagged off.The event involves taking an elephant mascot across districts frequented by jumbo herds for generating awareness among the people.Meghalaya Home Minister James K. Sangma said the ‘Gaj Yatra’ could go a long way in providing space for elephants to move. “There have been 14,700 cases of man-animal conflicts that may have occurred due to space constraint and less food available,” he said.He underlined the role of Nokmas, traditional custodians of the land, in supporting the move towards co-existence between man and animal and helping conservationists for the success of the initiative. Expansion of human settlements have resulted in fragmented elephant habitats in the Garo Hills, leading to conflicts.last_img read more