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Killbillies still undefeated after tournament in Terrace

first_imgTERRACE, B.C. — The Fort St. John Killbillies still have a perfect record this season after going 3-and-0 at a tournament in Terrace over the weekend.The Killbillies faced off against the Rated PG Roller derby team and the North Coast Nightmares on Saturday, before taking on Quesnel’s Gold Pain City on Sunday. The squad managed to demolish the competition, beating Prince George by over 200 points, and getting a 150-point margin over Quesnel. The closest match by far was against the host team, whom the Killbillies beat 187-90.The Killbillies are back on the road once again this weekend, for what will arguably be their toughest matches of the season. The team is heading to the Flat Track Fever tournament in Calgary, where 11 other teams will be competing. Killbillies President Jenna ‘Jennacide’ Hildebrand says that the squad will be facing off against Calgary’s Kill Jills, Regina’s Sugar Skulls, and a team from the Kootenays that goes by the name “The Coalition.”- Advertisement -Hildebrand says that the matches should be close, as some the teams they’ll be facing are higher in the national rankings.The Killbillies will have coverage of the tournament on their Facebook page.last_img read more

SA pushes ‘climate-smart’ agriculture

first_img2 September 2011 African agriculture ministers will use the UN climate change summit in Durban to push for “climate-smart agriculture”, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson said at the 2011 National Arbor Week celebrations in Phokeng, Rustenburg on Thursday. The 17th Conference of the Parties (COP 17) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will take place at Durban’s International Convention Centre from 28 November to 9 December. “At the upcoming COP 17, we will be speaking in one voice as African ministers responsible for agriculture on the importance of climate-smart agriculture and we are using today’s event as a build-up to the global gathering,” Joemat-Pettersson told BuaNews. “We are not using this Arbor Week to plant cosmetic trees, but to make our communities aware about the importance of having their yards green with vegetable gardens and planting trees to mitigate climate change.” Climate change is one of the greatest environmental challenges facing the world, and nearly decades of UN negotiations on the phenomenon have failed to find an absolute approach to curbing the release of greenhouse gases. Joemat-Pettersson said that on September 13-14, in preparation for COP 17, there would be a two-day African ministerial conference in Gauteng province under the theme “Climate-Smart Agriculture: A Call to Action.” “We’ve already started with various consultative processes including national, regional and international stakeholder meetings and forums in preparation for the anticipated, but highly publicised climate event.” Joemat-Pettersson said climate-smart agriculture, which is a fairly new concept on the continent, includes proven practical techniques and approaches that can help achieve a “triple win” for food security, adaptation and mitigation.Arbor Week National Arbor Week serves to promote awareness for the need to plant and maintain indigenous trees throughout South Africa, especially in historically disadvantaged communities. In South Africa, Arbor Day was first celebrated in 1983. The event captured the imagination of people who recognised the need to raise awareness on the value of trees in society. As sources of building material, food, medicine, and simple scenic beauty, trees play a vital role in the health and well-being of communities. Collective enthusiasm for the importance of this issue in South Africa inspired the national government, in 1999, to extend the celebration of Arbor Day to National Arbor Week. From 1 to 7 September every year, schools, businesses and organisations are encouraged to participate in community “greening” events to improve the health and beauty of the local environment and promote a green future for South Africa. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Live from Eric Schmidt’s Keynote at Mobile World Congress

first_img6:07 Schmidt mentions this is a Honeycomb app. Uh-oh, networking issues! Can complete the demo, but you can see it on YouTube!6:08 Back to Schmidt. He loves Honeycomb, by the way. Google wants to get you back to being human, not a slave to the computer. (Me: Oh we would love that, too, come to think of it.)6:11 Google Chrome, AdWords, & YouTube get shout outs. 160 million mobile views per year on YouTube. Now Google is monetizing professional content on YouTube.6:13 We understand that we’re disruptive. We understand people have concerns about privacy. We think the debate is healthy and we want to be a part of the discussion. We’re listening.6:15 Over the next few years, all the mobile phones and tablets that are coming mean that you never forget anything: where you stayed, who you talked to, what you said. You’re also never lost. When was the last time you were ever really lost? And all your friends know where you are, too. You’re never lonely – there are always people “around” you. And you’re never bored, never out of ideas. “We can always suggest new ideas.” (Me: You, Google?) And of course, your car drives itself. This technology will come in a decade, not a year.6:20 More people are coming to mobile, billions. It will change their lives. Because of what you helped them build (talking to the operators here, again). He says he hopes Google and you (the carriers) can work together to help make the world a better place with technology. Related Posts 6:24 Question about Ads: What will ads in the future look like? Schmidt says targeted TV-quality ads customized to the unique individual without violating their privacy is the next big thing in advertising. Better ads are more satisfying to viewer and are a better return on investment.Question about Android fragmentation, what’s being done? Schmidt: we hear some of this. We have an anti-fragmentation clause for all our vendors. (Me: Say what?) The importance of the app store – it’s the carrot and stick that encourages updates.6: 27 Question: Google’s role in managing people’s money? Schmidt: Larry said we should offer “Google Bucks.” Probably not going to happen. The serious answer is that there’s a mega opportunity in front of us. The NFC chip such as the one in the Nexus Scan be used as a secure ID for electronic transactions.Scenario: Phone remembers you need new pants. Phone knows there’s 2 stores in front of you selling pants. The phone tells you which one has the pants you like (Schmidt likes the cheaper ones). Phone tells you where to go. Store knows you’re coming. Pants are ready. You buy them, paying with your phone.6:31 Question about the different OS’s Google makes: “I apologize for the confusion.” Confirms that Android Ice Cream will combine the features of Gingerbread and Honeycomb. He doesn’t confirm it’s called “Ice Cream,” just that it starts with an “I” and is named after a dessert. Chrome OS is unrelated to mobile phones. Chrome OS is for netbooks and PCs. Over time, we’re working on merging them, he said.6:33 Question: Why isn’t Larry here? Larry said: you get to fly around more. Larry is probably at his desk, working on products.6:34 Question about HTML5. It will become the way almost all apps are built. The underlying standard had to evolve. Eventually, some number of years from now, a lot of apps will run on HTML5, on both mobile and non-mobile form factors.6:35 Question about Google’s vision for social, how will it bring intelligence to social info: Google is a platform. If you give us your social info, we can make search better. Ex: if you tell YouTube who your friends are, it can suggest better videos for you. It’s another signal we add to the matrix.Question about IPv4: The last block of addresses will be gone in the next 6 months. Google has been testing IPv6, as all major vendors do. The concern is about the intermediate things – the things you forgot about. We have do a number of tests to make sure IPv6 routing works. The time is now, we have to deal with it.6:39 Question about how Schmidt sees Google in 10 years? Google will be a lot bigger. The world will be more mobile. The big development will be artificial intelligence. The infrastructure will be built but we can’t predict the next killer apps.6:41 Question on mobile devices and health: It’s obvious that mobile devices should be used in health. Between 3-4 Google queries are medical, we’re working to make those results accurate, more automated. Ex: “You’re having a heart attack! Go the hospital now!”Question about primary competitors: Schmidt says its primary competitor is Microsoft. They have the cash, scale, brand and reach. Bing is good – perhaps too good, as we mentioned in a recent blog post. Facebook is less of a competitor.On Nokia/Microsoft deal: We wished Nokia had chosen Android. We certainly tried. We’re sorry that they chose Microsoft.6:44 Oops, I dropped my camera. I missed this question.6:47 Why don’t educational institutions embrace Google searches, Internet research? Schmidt: We’ve funded YouTube professors. We haven’t come up with a killer “Ed” app. The sooner we can get people on mobile, the faster change can occur.6:48 Android has been a success, are you moving to PC world? (Me: Uh, seriously?) Schmidt: Yes, and it’s called Chrome OS. Sometime in spring, hardware manufacturers will deliver Chrome OS PCs. They won’t run Microsoft apps.6:50 Question about privacy dilemma? People trust brands that are trustworthy. People will opt-in if they know you’re not trying to violate their privacy. Privacy is complicated, there’s not a single answer. Sometimes national security, local laws, local customs come into play. As long as you choose to opt-in, not an issue.That was the last question, we’re wrapped. Tags:#Android#mobile#news sarah perez Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt is giving a keynote presentation at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. It’s his first major speech since he stepped down from the CEO position in January. His goal? To talk Android, of course, and more importantly, to convince carriers that Google isn’t trying to make them just “dumb pipes” for Google’s content.Update: At least, that’s been his usual MO at these events. This time, a healthy Q&A session at the end gave a much larger focus on Google as a company, both on mobile and off.UPDATE: Live blog has ended. 5:49: 300,000 Schmidt starts with stats: Android activations per day. He’s talking about the power of broadband, the power of connectivity.5:52: Technology is going to serve humans, not the other way around. And “computers are here to make us happier.”5:53: Today’s developers think mobile first. Last year, Schmidt said he predicated smartphones would pass PC sales in 2 years. Now, he says he was wrong. It happened in one year. A smartphone today has the same capability of a lunar mission in 1969. The same thing has occurred on the networks – the operators are pouring billions of dollars to offer data at this scale.5:55: Note, he’s not calling the operators “carriers” like he does in the U.S. Carrier implies dumb pipe, operator sounds better.5:59 Schmidt is revisiting the idea of mobile phones as “serendipity” platforms that help you discover the world around you, a favorite topic of his. Some magical things phones do come from Google: Google Translate for instance, is a universal translator. Translation is done in the cloud.6:01 Demo Time! We’re looking at a new Android app: Android Movie Studio which lets you edit video files. The app lets you add pan and zoom effects, customize the images in the timeline, change the beginning and end of clips, change the colors in clips.center_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Central team to visit Punjab soon to assess flood damage

first_imgA Central team will soon visit Punjab to assess the damage in the flood-ravaged State, where rains lashed some parts on Sunday as Chief Minister Amarinder Singh directed all Ministers and Deputy Commissioners overseeing relief operations to step up vigil. The Chief Minister, who was joined by his Chief Principal Secretary Suresh Kumar and Chief Secretary Karan Avtar Singh, presided over a high-level meeting to review the flood situation in Ferozepur, Jalandhar, Kapurthala and Rupnagar districts.“Responding to the Chief Minister’s request, the Union Home Ministry has decided to send a Central team to assess the damage and loss due to floods in Punjab too. “Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla has informed the State government that a Central team to assess damage on account of floods would also be sent to Punjab, along with 11 other flood ravaged States,” a Punjab government statement said here. Earlier in the day, Capt. Amarinder had tweeted: “In view of resumption of rainfall, have directed all Ministers in charge and DCs to step up vigil ” He has deputed four Ministers — Charanjit Singh Channi, Sunder Sham Arora, Gurpreet Singh Kangar and Bharat Bhushan Ashu — to oversee relief operations in the worst-affected Jalandhar, Kapurthala and Rupnagar districts. NDRF, SDRF roleNDRF and SDRF personnel, who are assisted by hundreds of volunteers, have been working overtime to provide succour to the flood-hit population. They have been reaching out to people with food, water, medicines and other essentials.In Jalandhar’s Shahkot, hundreds of flood-affected people thronged a medical camp set up by authorities. “People in numbers are reporting with stomach-related infections, skin allergies, high fever and other ailments,” one of the doctors at the camp said.last_img read more

Lanete gets boost from starting gig, pounces on chance to make impact

first_imgLATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion “That’s one of the adjustments we did, with me starting for Baser. Luckily, I made my shots, Papa Rey (Hugnatan) made his shots, so it was easier for Allen (Durham) to work down low. I’m just thankful that I didn’t waste the opportunity that was given to me,” he said.Black’s gamble paid off big time as Meralco finally found its mark from the outside, going 12-of-28 for the game to force a winner-take-all Game 7.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 shutoutBut the Bolts, the league’s best three-point shooting in the season-ending conference, knew that they were bound for an explosion downtown despite a dismal showing in the championship series.“The coaches always tells us of the law of averages. It’s about time that we make out shots. For the past few games, it was only Papa Rey who’s been consistent, so we really needed to step up, and good thing that those things happened,” said Lanete. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHcenter_img View comments Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Vanguardia steps down, Alas appointed as new Phoenix coach Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa And now, with one final game separating the two teams from their dreams of winning the championship, Lanete said that it’s essential for the Bolts to calm their nerves and put their eyes on the prize.“Game 7 excites us. We’re happy about the win today but we need to leave our happiness in the dugout. It’s another day and we need to focus on the Game 7. It’s our first time, and we wish to play this well again,” he said.Game 7 is on Friday, still at the Philippine Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Garvo Lanete. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — Misfiring all series long, Garvo Lanete was surprised that coach Norman Black inserted him in the starting lineup for Meralco’s do-or-die Game 6 against Ginebra on Wednesday.Apparently, the starting role gave the sophomore guard the confidence boost he needed as he shot 3-of-5 from beyond the arc to wound up with 15 points, five rebounds, and two assists in the Bolts’ 98-91 Game 6 victory.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games02:34Google unveils motion-sensing Pixel 401:37Protesters 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 CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPAlast_img read more

NU gets golden double in UAAP taekwondo

first_imgKris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ LATEST STORIES Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Foton faces stern test vs F2 Logistics Read Next CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:27Filipino 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 Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 University of the Philippines took the second spot after finishing the tournament with a 4-2 win-loss slate while UST salvaged the bronze medal.NU also clinched back-to-back in the the women’s division with a 6-0 sweep.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 shutoutNU’s Arven Alcantara and Rheza Aragon were named the men’s and women’s MVP, respectively. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa National University secured a double championship in the UAAP Season 80 taekwondo, dominating the three-day competition.The Bulldogs bagged their first men’s title after going undefeated in all their six outings including an identical 6-1 wins over University of Santo Tomas and Far Eastern U Friday at Blue Eagle Gym.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View commentslast_img read more

a month agoSouthampton defender Wesley Hoedt: I regret leaving Lazio

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Southampton defender Wesley Hoedt: I regret leaving Lazioby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton defender Wesley Hoedt regrets leaving Lazio.He is currently on loan at Belgian side Antwerp.Hoedt said, “I made a mistake [leaving Lazio]. I had a five-year contract with them. After two years, they offered to extend it for another five, with better conditions.“Italian football culture is very professional, but everyone wants to play in the best League in the world, the Premier League, and the Southampton offered me a contract that I couldn’t refuse.“Unfortunately, the club had two bad seasons and things didn’t go as I thought they would.” last_img read more

7 days agoRatcliffe: How I can sign Barcelona star Messi for Nice

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Ratcliffe: How I can sign Barcelona star Messi for Niceby Carlos Volcano7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEnglish billionaire Jim Ratcliffe says he wants to sign Lionel Messi for Nice.With tongue in cheek, Ratcliffe says it would be a dream come true to sign the Barcelona star – no matter his age.He told L’Equipe: “The player I would like to see in Nice? For me, the best player in the world is Lionel Messi. “If I can buy him? Maybe when he turns 45, but he will continue to score! “Bobby Charlton retired at age 47. Oh no, it was Stanley Matthews … He always said that his biggest regret was to have stopped too early!” last_img read more

Here’s How Every Conference Performed In The First Round Of The NCAA Tournament

first_imgNCAA basketballs sitting in a ball rack on the court.SUNRISE, FL – DECEMBER 21: NCAA basketballs in a rack on the court during the shoot-around proipr to the game between the Florida Gators and the Fresno State Bulldogs during the MetroPCS Orange Bowl Basketball Classic on December 21, 2013 at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida. Florida defeated Fresno State 66-49. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)We’re 32 contests into the 2016 NCAA Tournament, and a few things are already clear. The ACC, after posting a 6-1 record in the first round, is headed for a stellar postseason. The Pac-12, meanwhile, after finishing just 2-5, isn’t getting much love from pundits. Other winners? The Big Ten posted a 5-3 mark, despite 2-seed Michigan State destroying everyone’s brackets after losing to 15-seed Middle Tennessee. The Big East put together a 4-1 record. The Missouri Valley finished 3-0.The losers? The Big 12’s top teams (Kansas, Oklahoma, Iowa State) survived, but West Virginia, Baylor, Texas Tech and Texas all faltered. The AAC wound up 1-3, with just UConn advancing. Here’s a list showing the record for every conference that got at least two bids. As noted, the ACC is top dog.Heading to Sat, conference standings…(multiple bids)ACC 6-1B1G, 5-3Beast, 4-1MVC, 3-0B12, 3-4SEC, 2-1A10, 2-1Pac-12, 2-5 AAC, 1-3— Adam Gold (@AGoldFan) March 19, 2016How will it look after the second round?last_img read more

MARGARET ATWOOD THINKS DRAKE WOULD BE A GOOD FIT FOR SEASON TWO

first_img Twitter Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Perhaps we should consider it a Canada 150 gift that Canadian author Margaret Atwood declared this week in the Boston Review that she would like to cast Canadian rapper Drake in the second season of The Handmaid’s Tale, the recent Hulu series adapted from her 1985 award-winning novel.The disclosure came when interviewer Junot Díaz asked Atwood if she’s ever met Drake, opening with: “It seems like currently Toronto — and we could say by extension Canada — has two global superstars: Margaret Atwood and Drake.”Atwood responded, “I haven’t met Drake, but I have of course met people who have met Drake. But you have to realize how o-l-d I am. I’m not likely to go to the same parties. Or many parties at all, to be frank.” Advertisement READ MORE Login/Register With: Advertisementlast_img read more