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NCAA: Heavy Bombers blast Generals

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:42NCAA Season 93 Preview: JRU Heavy Bombers02:45Drilon blasts Duterte’s infra program as ‘dismal failure’01:37Protesters 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 LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago Standhardinger signs with Hong Kong in ABL Read Next “We really prepared hard for this game because we’re coming off a loss,” said Grospe, who fell a point short of matching his career-high, in Filipino.The Bombers, who bounced back from a 54-48 loss to the San Beda Red Lions on Aug. 4, never letup in the second half to extend their lead to as high as 35.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 shutoutJRU got a lift from first-year forward Abdul Sawat, who finished with 10 points and nine rebounds.“Coach and my teammates just gave me confidence,” said the 19-year-old Sawat, who hails from Davao, in Filipino. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chiefcenter_img Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netErvin Grospe spearheaded a big first half and Jose Rizal University dumped Emilio Aguinaldo College, 77-48, in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Grospe scored 12 of his game-high 19 points in the first two quarters, where the Heavy Bombers outscored the Generals, 37-21, and never looked back.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension The Generals played without their injured Cameroonian import Hamadou Laminou, whom they severely missed.EAC had to bleed for points, shooting just 23 percent from the field and 36 percent from the free throw line.The 6-foot-8 Laminou suffered a season-ending ACL injury last week.JRU climbed to 3-3 while EAC, which turned the ball over 22 times and only had nine assists, slid to 3-4.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Neil Nitin Mukesh gets his ears pierced for Prem Ratan Dhan Payo

first_imgWe all know that Neil Nitin Mukesh is playing Salman Khan’s brother in Rajshri Productions’ Prem Ratan Dhan Payo.Neil, who is playing a grey character in the film, was asked to sport earrings in the film. So going by more professional route, the actor got his ears actually pierced and has been spotted wearing earrings recently.Neil Nitin Mukesh posted this picture on Twitter.Directed by Sooraj Barjatya, the film has Salman Khan’s double role and also stars Sonam Kapoor and Swara Bhaskar.The film is being co-produced by Fox Star Studios and Rajshri Productions.last_img read more

You may be a Karan Patel fan; guess who he’s totally smitten by?

first_imgYeh Hai Mohabbatein star Karan Patel might have millions of fans, but there’s one celebrity who he literally worships. Any guesses? Well, Raman Bhalla is a BIG fan of none other than Shah Rukh Khan and he doesn’t like to hide it from the world. So smitten is he with the Bollywood baadshah that his Twitter timeline is filled with SRK-related tweets and pictures. Even Karan’s fans know about his obsession, and they regularly post collages of him with SRK on his timeline, which he always re-tweets.In fact, recently he was looking for the same watch that SRK sported in his movie Don. Don’t believe us? Check out some of his tweets starting with his latest one:Hunting for this #tagheuer #SixtyNine that @iamsrk sported in #DON … ???? … Anyone with any leads please revert ! pic.twitter.com/ya4Z9ERqmxKaran Patel (@TheKaranPatel) May 4, 2016How can you not have a blessed birthday when GOD i mean @iamsrk wishes you to have one himself …!! Mushi …Yebaat https://t.co/2t64KKBOC8Karan Patel (@TheKaranPatel) April 30, 2016Thank you sooooooo much for putting up this clip …. @iamsrk … #TheManIWorship … Shah sir ..! https://t.co/ErZsWyTnY2Karan Patel (@TheKaranPatel) April 18, 2016Bas ab yahi dua hai ki aapki dua allah kabool kar le … @iamsrk maan ja aye khuda, mai zyada nahi maangta ..! https://t.co/oOHuYVRIYpKaran Patel (@TheKaranPatel) April 6, 2016The only photo that will always be on the wall of my van. This edit inspires me everyday at shoot. #Fan @iamsrk ..!! pic.twitter.com/nIaXuy5xtjadvertisementKaran Patel (@TheKaranPatel) April 15, 2016@TheKaranPatel @iamsrk Same style same attitude?????? SRKp pic.twitter.com/a3sP2zgrFzMaryamSheikh20 (@Maryam_sheikh19) May 4, 2016Only 2 Ppl Can Rock A Suit Wid Such Class & SophisticationD King @TheKaranPatel & His Idol KingK @iamsrk #SRKP #KP pic.twitter.com/UlIO29XEBz?KPisLife? (@PumeshneeG) May 4, 2016 Well we hope Karan Patel gets to work with Shah Rukh Khan soon. Amen!last_img read more

India vs Pakistan: Fans add colour outside Old Trafford stadium

first_imgIndia and Pakistan take on each other in the most anticipated game of cricket ever played in England. India have never lost against Pakistan in their last six encounters of World Cup. However, a spirited Pakistan side will bank on their pace attack to repeat their Champions Trophy 2017 win and register their first win in the history of the tournament against India, at Old Trafford on Sunday.India have won both their matches, against South Africa and Australia to remain undefeatable in the tournament so far whereas Pakistan were stunned in their first game by West Indies but came back strong to produce an all-round performance to defeat tournament favourites England to break their 12-match losing streak in ODIs.Fans from both sides have been praying for a full match as England’s inclement weather is expected to interrupt the game in various proportions. However, the weather looks fine as of now as Pakistan won the toss and elect to bowl against India in Manchester. India made one change as Vijay Shankar came in for the injured Shikhar Dhawan. Shadab Khan and Imad Wasim were also brought back in Pakistan’s playing XI.India vs Pakistan, World Cup 2019: Live Cricket ScoreTelevision audiences of up to 1 billion people are expected to watch the clash as India, a cricket-obsessed nation of 1.3 billion, takes on Pakistan, a nation of 200 million who are equally as passionate about the sport.The craze among the fans from both sides of the border is quite visible as they have started to paint the stadium entry gates in blue and green. They are ready to witness the high-octane encounter between India and Pakistan in the most passionate and presentable way. Here we bring you some tweets which highlight the love and craze of fans for the mother of all cricketing clashes-advertisementThis is officially the BEST way to arrive at a cricket match ?? #CWC19 | #INDvPAK pic.twitter.com/cuzg1jVSWUCricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 16, 2019Sudhir and Chacha backing India to make it 7-0 today!#CWC19 #INDvPAK pic.twitter.com/tIwQolFibcBoria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) June 16, 2019Moods in #Manchester #CWC19 #INDvPAK #TeamIndia #WeHaveWeWillEvery time India hit a boundary it seems like I am in Mumbai not Manchester. 80 to 90% support here for India #CWC19 #INDvPAK pic.twitter.com/fCdax1zO5PSaj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) June 16, 2019Cracker Another of those Cricket Classics ……. pic.twitter.com/HDn6I5GCQKDebjit Majumder (@Dmeister89) June 16, 2019Pakistan have NEVER beaten India at the World Cup before.Could today be the day? #CWC19 | #INDvPAK pic.twitter.com/8yaJofAEiGCricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 16, 2019Always spreading the love!??#INDvPAK | #CWC19 https://t.co/n0eD4zSiqo pic.twitter.com/eA5o671bZoESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) June 16, 2019Also Watch:last_img read more

CITY POLICE RESTORE 86 CORVETTE TO USE IN COMMUNITY POLICING ACTIVITIES

first_imgSioux City Police have refurbished a 1986 Chevy Corvette to use in their community policing and youth activities around town.The vehicle was originally seized as part of a large scale drug investigation in the early 1990’s and was used as a Project DARE vehicle before the car’s condition deteriorated.The car was going to be sold at auction, but Officer Kevin McCormick and other members of the force started an effort to restore the Corvette to its original glory:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/VETTE1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………..gotta do. ;21Knoepfler Chevrolet provided and donated much of the materials and work to restore the Corvette.McCormick says everyone gets excited when they see the car roll up to an event, and that’s fulfilling for him:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/VETTE2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..neat thing. :19McCormick and Lieutenant Brad Bollinger named their project “Putting Love & Sweat into the Vette”.When approached, Joe and Ben Knoepfler volunteered to oversee the project.Joe says Knoepfler refurbished the car in the 90’s and was happy to do the latest upgrade:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/VETTE3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…….for example. ;17Captain Lisa Claeys says the Police Department is grateful to all of the sponsors who had a part in the restoring the car.last_img read more

Oklahoma State to play home-and-home with Boise State

first_imgIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! USATSI_6695626_154512258_lowresPhoto Attribution: USATSIOklahoma State and Boise State have agreed to a home-and-home matchup in 2018 and 2021.Boise will come to Stillwater in Septermber of ’18 and OSU will go up to the northwest in ’21.Here’s what Mike Gundy had to say on okstate.com:“It’s a good non-conference matchup for both of us. It gives us each a quality opponent out of conference play, which is ultimately going to factor in when we get to the four-team playoff.”Translation: “I hear Southern Cal and Texas will have job openings after this season ends.”The never ending power struggle between Holder and Gundy rages on. Gundy hates good non-conference games (though I’m not sure how he feels about them with the impending College Football Playoff) and Holder likes lining his pockets with the cash they bring.But this is why this one is so…odd. Boise is great, yes, but I have to think there’s a financial disparity between playing FSU in Jerryworld and playing Boise in Stillwater/Boise.It seems like Holder is just lording his rubber stamp from Boone over Gundy at this point. “You hate playing good teams out of conference?” “Fine, I’ll go find the least beneficial ‘we-have-the-most-to-lose’ opponent I can possibly find and we’ll strap it up with them.”Maybe not though, maybe Gundy’s attitude is changing now that four teams (and eventually more) will get in the playoff.As for me? I love it. I get tired of the Louisiana Lafayettes and Savannah States of the world. Let’s have some entertainment. OSU isn’t going to have a chance to win it all in most years anyway so we might as well take a swipe at playing an instant classic in September.Oh, and think these two fan bases will have anything to talk about?last_img read more

Wimbledon 2019: Roger Federer seeded 2nd, ahead of Rafael Nadal

first_img Next Reuters LondonJune 26, 2019UPDATED: June 26, 2019 22:39 IST Wimbledon 2019: Roger Federer, World No. 3, has been seeded 2nd (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSFormer champion Roger Federer was confirmed as the 2nd seed on WednesdayRafael Nadal seeded 3rd behind Federer and Novak DjokovicNadal was critical of Wimbledon’s seeding formula this weekEight-time champion Roger Federer was confirmed as the second seed for Wimbledon on Wednesday, bumping Rafael Nadal down to third despite being ranked below the Spaniard.Defending champion Novak Djokovic tops the draw while new world number one Ash Barty is top seed in the women’s singles.South African Kevin Anderson, runner-up to Djokovic last season, is fourth seed despite falling to eighth in the ATP rankings as Wimbledon used its special formula once again.Twice Wimbledon champion Nadal will be seeded three, meaning he is likely to have to beat both Federer and Djokovic to claim his first title at the All England Club since 2010.The Spaniard was critical of the Wimbledon’s seedings formula this week, saying “it’s not a good thing” that the grasscourt event is the only one of the four Grand Slams that does not stick rigidly to ATP rankings for seedings.Wimbledon uses form over the past 24 months on grass to tweak the positions of the top 32 players in the men’s draw.While the women’s seedings are in line with the WTA rankings, Wimbledon reserves the right to change the order to create “a balanced draw”.Anderson’s promotion is bad news for French Open runner-up and world number four Dominic Thiem who drops to fifth seed and could play Djokovic, Federer or Nadal in the last eight.Former runner-up Marin Cilic moved up from a world ranking of 18 to the 13th seeded spot.Seven-time champion Serena Williams is seeded 11th as per her WTA ranking. Last year the American was bumped up to 25th seed despite being ranked 183rd after returning to the Tour following the birth of her daughter.advertisementAlso Read | Boris Becker to auction trophies, souvenirs to pay debtAlso Read | Ashleigh Barty dethrones Naomi Osaka to become World No. 1Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Wimbledon 2019Follow Roger FedererFollow Rafael NadalFollow ASleigh BartyFollow Novak DjokovicFollow Wimbledon seedings Wimbledon 2019: Roger Federer seeded 2nd, ahead of Rafael NadalDefending champion Novak Djokovic is the top seed at Wimbledon 2019, starting July 1. Ash Barty is the top seed in women’s singles. advertisementlast_img read more

Readers’ Picks of the Week (17th -21st of Nov)

first_imgDate Set for Nicaragua Canal Construction Start A 1,200 dwt general cargo vessel San Cristobal sank around 25 nautical miles off Santa Elena Peninsula, Ecuador, in the morning hours of November 16, the Ecuadorian Navy reports.…Read more ESC: Shipping Alliances Need a Watchdog Caribbean FLNG facility has been undocked from the Wison Offshore & Marine dry dock in Nantong, China, marking an important milestone in the project jointly undertaken by Black & Veatch, Wison Offshore & Marine and EXMAR.…Read more zoom <img src=”https://worldmaritimenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Readers’-Picks-of-the-Week.jpg” alt=”Readers’-Picks-of-the-Week” width=”664″ height=”278″ class=”alignright size-full wp-image-142597″ /> Work on the USD 40 billion Nicaragua canal will start on December 22 and the project will have minimal environmental and social impact, officials confirmed Thursday, November 20th, the Associated Press (AP) reports.…Read more Cargo Ship Sinks off Ecuador center_img The European Shippers’ Council (ESC) says that shipping industry needs a global authority to keep Vessel Sharing Alliances (VSA) in check, as they are a risky development for the free market for transportation of goods over sea.…Read more World Maritime News Staff South Korean shipbuilding giant Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI) announced today that it held a naming ceremony for the world’s largest containership, the first of five 19,000 TEU containerships ordered from China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) in May 2013.…Read more World’s Largest Containership Named World’s First FLNG Undocked in Nantong last_img read more

Statement from the Premiers Office

first_imgEffective today, May 13, Kyley Harris, director of communications, has been placed on administrative leave with pay, after charges for a domestic matter. The charges were brought to the attention of the Premier’s Office late today. -30-last_img

Tesla Cars Get Racing Game YouTube and Fallout at E3 2019

first_imgStay on target I would honestly rather suffer through a game as broken as Fallout 76 than watch the just-concluded E3 conversation between Bethesda’s Todd Howard and Tesla’s Elon Musk. Only Musk’s stoned podcast appearance sounds more insufferable, appealing only to the worst kinds of capitalist nerds still cracking Harambe jokes in 2019.Fortunately, the talk wasn’t just about ego stroking. Following up on the recent news that Cuphead is coming to Tesla cars, Musk revealed several other games coming soon to the electric vehicles.A racing game for @Tesla you can use the steering wheel with!? Thank you @elonmusk! #E3Coliseum pic.twitter.com/npzrts78aA— The Game Awards (@thegameawards) June 13, 2019We always thought a 2D run and gun sidescroller was a weird fit for Tesla’s first game. A racing game seemed way more appropriate. And with Beach Buggy Racing 2 we’re getting just that. In this port of Vector Unit’s Android game, you can use the steering wheel of your actual car itself to drive. It’s the ultimate “realistic” racing experience. Don’t let the knock-off mobile Mario Kart graphics fool you. Presumably (and hopefully) you won’t be able to play while you’re actually driving. Pay for a real car to drive a fake car.Since Todd Howard was on stage naturally we also got a reveal for a Bethesda title. No, it’s not Skyrim. Instead, mobile post-apocalyptic management sim Fallout Shelter is coming to Tesla. And it makes sense because blithely controlling a population of cheery cartoon lower-class workers just trying to survive as human beings in the aftermath of a man-made hellscape is a pretty apy metaphor for being Elon Musk.And in case you didn’t see Musk light up with Joe Rogan, catch it again on the road along with countless others videos when YouTube comes to Tesla. Let self-driving tech take care of you while you get radicalized by Steven Crowder and the rest of YouTube’s “apolitical” algorithm during your commute. Who knows what other bombshells Musk will drop on an inexplicable podcast that worships him.For more on Elon Musk for some reason check out some other video game analogies inspired by his tweets. For more on E3 2019 watch these trailers. Watch: Marvel and Square Enix’s ‘Avengers’ Gameplay Still Creeps Us OutPlay These E3 2019 Video Games Right Now last_img read more

UPDATE Man tried to ram officer drove recklessly police say

first_imgVancouver police and sheriff’s deputies arrested a man Wednesday afternoon after he allegedly ignored an officer’s attempts to pull him over for a traffic violation, tried to ram the officer’s patrol car and led him on a short, 70 mph pursuit.Michael A. Stanton, 64, soon stopped and surrendered in far-east Vancouver and was arrested on suspicion of felony assault for the ramming attempt, said Kim Kapp, spokeswoman for the Vancouver Police Department. Stanton also was held for a previously issued misdemeanor warrant.The incident began at about 2:17 p.m. Wednesday when Officer Roger Evans radioed that a suspect driving a maroon GMC Sierra pickup had tried to ram his patrol car.The officer gave the chase up Northeast 162nd Avenue to Fourth Plain Road at speeds reaching 70 mph.Meanwhile all nearby police and sheriff’s deputies responded to the officer’s rare “Code Zero” alert, meaning an officer needs help in a life-threatening emergency, Kapp said.At Fourth Plain, the driver turned right and proceeded east at 60 mph, then turned on Northeast 182nd Avenue and 83rd Street. At times, he drove into oncoming traffic and around blind corners, Kapp said.last_img read more

Lane closures on MacArthur Causeway amid road work

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Road work will be causing a driver detour along the MacArthur Causeway in Miami Beach over the next several days.Improvements to the causeway will result in lane closures from Terminal Island to Alton Road.Starting Sunday night, two eastbound lanes will be closed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. through Wednesday, ending at 6 a.m. on Thursday.The Alton Road flyover will be closed during this operation.Two westbound lanes will close from Monday to Wednesday, from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., also ending at 6 a.m. Thursday.The westbound lanes will also be shut down from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday for beam repairs.Officials said this schedule can change depending on the weather or other unforeseen circumstances. last_img read more

Is Virat Kohli listening Former Australian captain calls India vulnerable ahead of

first_imgOver the years, the Australians have been known to play mind-games before any critical match to ruffle the feathers of the opposition. Similarly, just ahead of their clash with the Indian team in the World Cup, former Australian skipper Allan Border has labelled Virat Kohli’s side ‘vulnerable’. Well, this might be assumptions, but it will certainly grab the attention of the Indian side.India won their first match against South Africa by a convincing margin of six wickets, but Border believes that the men in blue got out of jail and that it was not a very convincing victory.”I think they (India) got out of jail a little bit the other day, the South Africans played pretty well but they are just not scoring enough runs, and then Rohit Sharma kept it all together for the Indians,” wrote Border in his column for the ICC.Australia have beaten Afghanistan and West Indies in their two matches India take on Australia in their next match Robert Cianflone/Getty ImagesBorder also said that despite the vulnerabilities, India have mighty fine players in Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah and Rohit Sharma. The former Australian captain also believes that for Aaron Finch’s side this match against India will give them an opportunity to assess where they stand in the competition. Australia, have so far, beaten Afghanistan and West Indies in the two matches they have played.”That’s a tough hurdle for Australia but once they’ve played a couple of decent teams, they will have a better idea of where they are at with regards to the rest of the tournament,” said Border.Border also said that this tournament is such where every team can beat the other team on their day and hence, there will be surprise packages all the while. Bangladesh beat South Africa and then Pakistan got the better of England to infuse more life into the tournament which is great news for the tournament. Virat Kohli and Aaron FinchMatt King/Getty Images”I think that is how most of us expected it to be – that there would be a lot of teams you expect to do well and then there would be a few surprise packages. “West Indies will clearly be one of those sides to keep an eye on, they look really dangerous, but Australia are progressing nicely so far and will be happy with their start to the tournament,” Border added.last_img read more

Youth killed in Ctg road crash

first_imgA young man was killed and thirteen other teenage boys were injured in a collision between a mini truck and a covered van on Dhaka-Chittagong highway near Baro Aulia Mazar area in Chittagong’s Sitakunda on Thursday night.The deceased was Rasel, 20, son of Bahar Uddin, hailing from Feni district, reports news agency UNB.Saleh Ahmmed Pathan, officer-in-charge of Baro Aulia highway police station, said that the mini truck carrying a group of teenage boys collided with the covered van on the highway in front of Sonaichhari High School in the afternoon, leaving fourteen injured.Later, nine critically injured boys were admitted to Chittagong Medical College Hospital where Rasel succumbed to his injuries around 10:00pm.Five other injured were admitted to Bhatiari BSBA Hospital.last_img read more

Microsoft is killing off the Sidewinder brand for good

first_imgGamers can become very attached with a certain brand of mouse, and no wonder: a mouse is the device through which years of deathmatch or Starcraft skills were honed. Even the slightest difference in weight or feel in the hand can throw off years of muscle memory. No wonder gamers stay loyal to a certain mouse, and when that mouse gets discontinued, to certain brands: Razer, SteelSeries, Logitech, etc.Starting today, though, die-hard mousers are going to have one less option to choose from. Microsoft is expected to announce today that they will be killing off the Sidewinder range of PC gaming peripherals once and for all.This is a big blow for Microsoft’s hardware division. Sidewinder branded gaming peripherals from mice, keyboard, trackballs and joysticks have been around almost as long as PC gaming: it was one of the first major brands in the PC gaming world. Some of its mice border on the legendary, such as the SideWinder X8, one of the first mice to be targeted at PC gamers.Why is Microsoft pulling out? They feel there’s too much competition out there from Razer and Logitech to make it worth their while. In fact, Sidewinder’s a relatively unknown brand compared to those two companies.It’s worth noting that while Microsoft is killing off the Sidewinder brand, they’ll still continue to make mice and keyboards for PC users. It’s also worth noting that Sidewinder, as a brand, has been killed off before, only to rise as Lazarus from the PC gaming peripheral grave. Could we see another such miraculous resurrection of the Sidewinder brand? It’s doubtful, but one thing’s for sure: it’s not going to happen unless the die-hards start speaking up. Tell Microsoft what you think of this decision in the comments below.Read more at VR-Zonelast_img read more

Antivirus scan crashes heart machine in the middle of a procedure

first_imgYou may never have seen a device made by Merge, but take my word for it. Their equipment is not exactly the kind of stuff you want crashing while you’re in the middle of using it because of an ill-timed malware scan.See, Merge is in the health care business. They’re owned by IBM, and they make machines for a number of different medical uses — ranging from eye care to orthopedics. They sell machines that are used in cardiology departments, too, and it’s one of those that was victimized by a piece of antivirus software.Softpedia spotted a report on the FDA’s MAUDE (Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience) system recently. The incident involved a Merge Hemo unit that was being used by doctors to monitor a patient during a heart catheterization procedure. In the middle of the operation, the monitor lost communication with the host PC that runs Merge’s software.Doctors quickly noticed the screen was black and rebooted the computer, and fortunately the 5 minutes of downtime didn’t have any disastrous consequences. When they filed their report, Merge began investigating to uncover the cause of the failure.Their findings: security software that had been installed on the PC had been configured to perform a deep scan every hour.Administrative paranoia is understandable, what with all the ransomware infections that have taken down health care facilities this year… but it looks like some configuration tweaks need to be made to this particular system. Merge notes in their report that delays like the one caused by this overly-aggressive scanning setup could very well cause “a delay in care that results in harm to the patient.”last_img read more

Future MacBooks Could Have Contextaware E Ink Keyboards

first_img E-Paper Keys Allow This Keyboard to Adapt to Any TaskAlienware, VR Parties in L.A. There’s been talk that Apple plans to add a slick OLED strip of touch-sensitive controls to upcoming MacBooks. Now sources claim that they may get a killer keyboard upgrade, too.What kind of an upgrade, you ask? According to both 9to5Mac and TrustedReviews, Apple is toying with the idea of replacing all those boring old static plastic keys with a full spread of tiny E Ink displays. And it’s about more than just allowing Apple to source a single keyboard for every MacBook regardless of which country it’s going to be sold in.Yes, it’s neat that such a keyboard would allow, for example, Canadians to switch quickly back and forth between full English and French layouts — instead of having to slog on with a bilingual keyboard. The really cool part, though, is that these keyboards could be context-aware.As soon as you fire up an app — say, Final Cut Pro or  Photoshop — your MacBook could transform its keyboard to make commonly-used commands more accessible. Need to bang a boatload of numbers into an Excel sheet? No problem, just flick a software switch and light up a numeric keypad.There’s already a company making keyboards like this. No, not Art. Lebedev. Those Optimus keyboards are very cool and all, but they’re a little too pricey even for the $2499 MacBook Pro. It’s actually Sonder Designs, and a company spokesperson has acknowledged that they have indeed held discussions with Apple.That’s Sonder’s desktop keyboard there, and it’s up for pre-order at $199. Remove the healthy markup for retail and factor in the massive number Apple would be ordering if they go this way, and it’s probably not a terribly big cost to work into a higher-end MacBook Pro. Stay on targetlast_img read more

How Smartphones Are Affecting Our Relationships

first_imgIn their paper, Sbarra and his coauthors go beyond the idea that technology is simply attention-grabbing to suggest that there may be an evolutionary mismatch between smartphones and the social behaviors that help form and maintain close social relationships. “Smartphones and their affordances create new contexts for disclosing information about who we are and for being responsive to others, and these virtual connections may have downstream unwanted effects on our current relationships,” Sbarra said. “When you are distracted into or by the device, then your attention is divided, and being responsive to our partners – an essential ingredient for building intimacy – requires attention in the here and now.” “Between 2000 and 2018, we’ve seen the largest technological advances, arguably, at any point in the last 100 years,” he said. “We are interested in understanding the role of social relationships in human well-being. We can understand this from the level of what individuals do in relationships, but we can also understand it at the level of societal changes and societal forces that may push on relationships.” Sbarra doesn’t believe smartphones are all bad. In fact, he and his coauthors acknowledge that the devices offer several benefits for health and well-being, and texting provides many couples a route for connecting in a meaningful way. But they say more research is needed to fully understand the impact that virtual connections may have on our real-world relationships and the ways in which the pull of our phones may diminish immediate interactions and lead to conflict. Humans are hard-wired to connect with others, Sbarra and his colleagues argue. In the course of evolutionary history, we have relied on close relationships with small networks of family and friends for survival as individuals and as a species. These relationships were based on trust and cooperation, which is built when people disclose personal information about themselves and are responsive to others. Whether at the supermarket, in the doctor’s office, or in bed at night, it can be tempting to pick up the device and start scrolling through social media or text messages at any moment. But anyone who has done so in the presence of a close friend, family member, or romantic partner may have left that person feeling ignored, annoyed, or even pushed away. That’s according to a growing body of research on “technoference,” or the potential interference smartphones and other technologies can have in our face-to-face social interactions. From there, the authors outline a research agenda they hope can guide future studies. Those studies will be increasingly important as new technologies evolve and become more integrated in our daily lives, Sbarra said.center_img “The draw or pull of a smartphone is connected to very old modules in the brain that were critical to our survival, and central to the ways we connect with others are self-disclosure and responsiveness,” Sbarra said. “Evolution shaped self-disclosure and responsiveness in the context of small kin networks, and we now see these behaviors being cued more or less constantly by social networking sites and through our phones. We now have the outer-most edges of our social network cue us for responsiveness. Look no further than the next person you see scrolling through Facebook and mindlessly hitting the ‘like’ button while his kid is trying to tell him a story.” Divided attention, Sbarra and his colleagues say, may lead to relationship conflict. For example, the review paper cites a study of 143 married women, more than 70 percent of whom reported that mobile phones frequently interfere in their relationships. “We stay away from the question of whether social networking sites and smartphone use are good or bad, per se,” Sbarra said. “Technology is everywhere, and it’s not going away, nor should it. In this paper, we are interested in answering two basic questions: Why do the devices seem to have such a powerful pull on us? And, what is the state of the science on the effects of being pulled away from our in-person interactions and into the virtual world?”  In a review paper forthcoming in Perspectives on Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, University of Arizona psychology professor David Sbarra and his collaborators at Wayne State University in Detroit examine existing research on technoference. They propose an explanation for why humans are so drawn to their smartphones, even when the devices take us out of the moment in our close relationships. It’s because of our evolutionary history, they say. Smartphones, and the constant access they provide to text messaging and social media, make it easier than ever for people to disclose personal information and respond to others in their social networks. And these networks are much larger and more far-flung than those of our ancestors.last_img read more

Magazines take flight

first_imgMaXposure Media Group to introduce inflight magazine of Biman Bangladesh Airlines The national carrier of Bangladesh, Biman Bangladesh Airlines’ flies to 18 destinations, including 14 international cities. Leaving behind seven publishing houses from UK, Fiji, India and Bangladesh, MaXposure Media Group (MaXposure) has bagged the contract for publishing Biman Bangladesh Airlines’ inflight magazine. MaXposure Media Group is scheduled to bring out the bi-monthly issue of Biman Bangladesh Airlines  (Biman) inflight magazine from September 2013 onwards. Keeping the airline’s wide network in mind, the magazine would be bilingual – to be published in English and Bengali. The name of the magazine will be announced soon.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Speaking on the occasion Prakash Johari, Managing Director and CEO, MaXposure Media Group said, ‘I am proud to announce that MaXposure Media Group has won the bid to publish Biman inflight magazine.  This is inline with MaXposure’s Internationalisation strategy. Bangladesh with a population of 163 million enjoys a GDP growth of 6.1% and this makes it an ideal time for us to enter this growing market. Bangladesh is a strategic market for us and we intend to play a key role in its publishing industry.’ Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixKevin J Steele, Managing Director and CEO, Biman Bangladesh Airlines said, ‘Biman Bangladesh Airlines is delighted to be working with MaXposure on the new Biman inflight Magazine. MaXposure has a pedigree of working with top quality brands like Lufthansa and Mercedes, which adequately reflect the brand aspirations of Biman.  This is a win-win situation for both parties, and Biman is delighted to once again have a quality inflight magazine to offer its customers, yet another step in its major refocus on the customer.’ In the inflight segment, MaXposure currently publishes Shubh Yatra, the inflight magazine of Air India – India’s national carrier as well as Spiceroute, the monthly inflight magazine of SpiceJet Airlines.  After consolidating its position in India, the company has recently entered the international market after bagging the magazine publishing rights of Fly Africa, a South African low cost airline. With Biman Bangladesh Airlines’ magazine, MaXposure has put its mark in South Asia as well.  Talking about the inflight magazine Vikas Johari, Publisher and COO said ‘With MaXposure’s experience in publishing several global inflight magazines, we are looking forward to delivering an equally exciting world-class magazine for Biman. The magazine would aim at not only giving a pleasant reading experience to the flyers but also act as a mouth-piece to communicate with its stake holders.’last_img read more

To save a predator A history of humanjaguar conflict in Costa Rica

first_imgOn a wet September morning in La Unión, a sparsely populated town in Costa Rica’s northeast, Rolando Álvarez and his two young sons directed their horses into the jungle. For the youngest son, Jean Carlos, 10, the ride was tinged with excitement and dread. His small horse powered over the trail and sent mud flying, and the bouncing boy strained to see through twisting foliage.Soon they would arrive at the trap. The boy’s dog Coco would be in one compartment. If the trap worked, a jaguar would be in the other compartment, unable to get to the dog. If the trap worked.For almost a month, the Álvarez boys had been making this trip, and there had been no jaguar. Around the town, the neighbors also had been vigilant, particularly those with livestock. They weren’t sure why a jaguar moved out of its territory in Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge and began feasting on their small cows. All they knew was that eight attacks occurred in La Unión between February and September. Almost all of them took place on small farms. For some campesinos, losing just one cow meant bankruptcy.It’s not a new conflict in Costa Rica, but until recently, problematic jungle cats typically met their match in machete-wielding farmers. So the trap was a different approach. The conservationists disapproved, saying the trap could harm the jaguar and leave the community vulnerable to attacks. But they also knew it was a sign of change.The trap was an effort to save the cattle. But also to save the jaguar. As a light rain falls, Rolando Álvarez and his sons head for the jaguar trap. Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times*The conflict between farmers and jungle cats began as soon as the Spaniards unloaded their cattle on American territory. The cows quickly became prey for the region’s jaguars and pumas, and the killing of big cats became common, in some areas even recreational. But mostly farmers killed jungle cats to protect their herds.The first documented case appeared in the Spanish-language daily La Nación in 1962. The story described how a ferocious tiger decimated cattle near Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast, and explained that an area farmer, José Yunis, was offering ₡1,000 (about $150 in 1962) to anyone who could hunt and kill it.The misnomer “tigre,” or tiger, is still used to describe jaguars today, and their bad reputation with farmers also stuck.“Time has passed, things have changed, but the rancher has always seen the tiger, or the jaguar, as an enemy,” said Daniel Corrales, the director of Costa Rica’s jungle cat and livestock conflict program for Panthera, the world’s leading jungle cat conservation group. “Even if it was a puma that killed their cows, even if it was a coyote, the farmer will always say it was a jaguar because to a farmer the jaguar is always at fault.”As Costa Rica grew, so did the number of attacks. In the 1970s, two misguided government programs brought the problem to its apex.“They had the best intentions,” Corrales said, “but they ended up creating the perfect storm for human-cat conflict.” La Union’s cows have become prey to a rogue jaguar. Lindsay Fendt/The Tico TimesThat decade Costa Rica began homesteading, or giving land to farmers willing to brave the nation’s forests in search of land to develop. Cattle farms began sprouting up in the most inhospitable of places. To this day, it is common to spot a cow pasture in the middle of thick Costa Rican jungle, or on the side of a steep mountain.At the same time that farmers were setting out to seek their fortunes, the country’s conservation movement was beginning to take hold. The government designated protected areas and refuges, and farmers set up shop on their outskirts.The result was a country of expansive green spaces surrounded by clear-cut farms. Protected areas were teeming with wildlife but had become islands, trapping animals within their boundaries. When jungle cats were forced out of their sanctuaries, usually due to lack of resources or territory disputes with other cats, they would now encounter crops and cows.Despite Costa Rica’s abundance of national parks, the importance of biological corridors – small forested routes between larger patches of jungle that allow animals to move between protected areas – was never addressed. As shown by the attacks in Caño Negro, it remains largely ignored today.It’s difficult to say what prompted the jaguar to begin hunting in La Unión, but experts believe pineapple is to blame. In recent years, plantations replaced nearby wildlife corridors, preventing the wayward jaguar from returning to its natural habitat.“Pineapple plantations have really expanded in that area in the last few years,” said Esther Pomareda, a biologist at the Las Pumas Rescue Center and the expert most closely involved in La Unión. “As far as anyone knows, jaguars won’t cross a field of pineapple.”Other recognized threats to Costa Rica’s big cats include deforestation, urban development and hunting. These practices drive cats out of the 40 square kilometers of jungle they typically inhabit, and into the human world.This has taken its toll on the jaguar population and it is now endangered through most of its territory. An estimated 400,000 jaguars once roamed the forests of the Americas, and now experts believe their numbers have declined to about 14,000.“Today, where can you find an area of that size that doesn’t have a man with a chicken somewhere?” asked Encar Cartia, one of the founders of the Jaguar Rescue Center on the Caribbean’s Playa Chiquita. “There just simply isn’t space.” Experts say the spread of pineapple plantations in La Unión may have infringed on wildlife corridors. Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times*In La Unión, the first attack happened on Valentine’s Day.Gerardo Portugués rode out into the pastures to round up his cattle. A headcount revealed that one was missing, a small calf. He headed up the mountain to look for it and found the animal lying on its side near the edge of the jungle.She was covered in blood and a chunk of her chest was missing. Portugués had never seen anything like it. The neighbors came, took pictures and called the Environment Ministry.Of Costa Rica’s six jungle cat species, only the jaguar and the puma can take down a cow. Because of pumas’ smaller stature, they usually prey on livestock younger than eight months. But large jaguars can take down 800-pound bulls.An inspector came to analyze the scene. He noted the calf’s damaged head, her devoured chest and the defined, round footprints surrounding the carcass. The assailant was a jaguar.To those with experience, a jaguar attack is often recognizable for its brutality. Another La Unión farmer said his dead animal appeared “as though someone had carved out a chunk of its throat with a machete.” The jaguar’s silent stalking makes it even more terrifying.Though the jaguar is the third biggest cat in the world (behind the lion and the tiger), it has the most powerful jaw. Jaguars can bite down with nearly 2,000 pounds of force, strong enough to crush the skull of their prey. This enables the cats to attack from behind, surprising the target.In a rare sighting, Rolando Álvarez remembers being paralyzed with fear.“I saw it walking across one of the fields, low to the ground,” he said. “At first I couldn’t move. Seeing one is just such an intense feeling.” La Union sits just a few miles from Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge. When a jaguar leaves all they encounter is cows, pineapples and farmhouses like these Lindsay Fendt/The Tico TimesAlthough Jaguars rarely attack humans, and they are actually the least likely of all big cat species to do so, fear prevails in much of the country.“Most people kill jaguars because they are misinformed,” Pomareda said. “People think that if it attacks cows, it will attack them or their children.”Other cat killers are motivated less by fear and more by circumstance.“Many studies break it down to simple economics,” said Ronit Amit, head of the people and animals department at the environmental organization Guanacaste Fellowship. “The cat is taking away the farmer’s money. The farmer doesn’t have much money. The easiest solution is to kill the cat.”Worsening matters, jungle cats seem attracted to small farms in the same way tornadoes seem to target trailer parks. A large percentage of reported attacks occur in farms of less than two hectares and with fewer than 20 cows.“The only thing I was thinking was, ‘well now I have to deal with that loss,’” said La Unión farmer Jorge Chávez, who lost one of his 13 cows to the jaguar.For the farmers pushed to the brink, Costa Rica still has its jaguar hunters. Until recently, a trio of brothers who called themselves the “hermanos tigres” filled this role in the Caño Negro area. Their job might sound particularly arduous, but it’s really not, Corrales said.Though a jaguar’s size allows it to take down large animals, its stomach is not large enough to eat a cow in one sitting. After eating its fill, a jaguar will usually head to the forest to rest during the day then come back the following night to finish.A good shot can sit with a gun until the jaguar returns. The less bold can sprinkle lethal poison over the second half of the meal.For decades, farmers killed jaguars out of fear. But now a new fear is taking hold.In 1992, a new Costa Rican wildlife law criminalized killing animals in danger of extinction, and a 2013 hunting ban set a $3,000 fine for sport hunters. This hunting restriction is saving jaguars, but it’s also complicating farmers’ problems with predators.They now face a tough choice: Let the cat live at the risk of losing their livestock, or kill the cat, and risk a hefty fine and criminal charges.“We started at zero, but we are starting to develop solutions to the problem,” Amit said. “We all have the same goal: no dead animals.” Cows wander the streets in La Unión. Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times*Alejandro Padilla has loved horses his entire life. Unabashed by his obsession, Padilla always sports riding boots, a belt buckle engraved with a horse and his prize possession, a necklace carved from horse bone.“I hope when I die that they bury me with this,” he said. “I want to take a horse to the other side with me.”As the caretaker for the 38 horses at the remote Carolina Lodge, Padilla is constantly preoccupied by the area’s pumas, which are known for attacking small horses. In August, his concern was Besito, the lodge’s week-old foal.Besito was skittish, constantly cowering near his mother. Long ago, Padilla figured out how to take advantage of the horses’ natural instincts to keep the pumas away.“Two of our horses are defensive of the young ones,” he explained. “At night I just put Besito in the corral with those two horses and they will scare away anything that comes by.”According to Corrales, Panthera has begun encouraging farmers to keep donkeys and water buffalos with their cows to protect them from cats.“If a predator comes at night, a donkey will begin making noise that both scares the jaguar and warns the cows,” he said. “Water buffalos are defensive and they will fight a cat to protect the herd.”Scare tactics are just one method farmers have begun using to deter cats, and for the past several years, nongovernmental organizations like Panthera have been helping farmers implement them.Panthera works with more than 15 farms along three of Costa Rica’s biological corridors. Not one of the farms had an attack after Corrales and his team installed cat deterrents. La Carolina Lodge horse caretaker Alejandro Padilla keeps an 8-day-old foal, Besito, in a pen with an older horse named Maravilla. At night, Maravilla will protect Besito from pumas. Lindsay Fendt/The Tico TimesMost of these preventative measures (electric fences, motion-activated lights) are intuitive, but the NGO is constantly innovating.“My favorite is the pizza system,” Corrales said, referring to several farms where Panthera divided the pasture into fenced wedges with a corral in the middle.At night, the cows sleep safely in the center corral. During the day, they eat in one of the pasture’s divided sections. After the pasture in that wedge is depleted, farmers will let the cows into the next wedge, working in a circle until the cows return to the original, replenished wedge. The system lets farmers safely contain their cows at night without the time-consuming task of rounding up animals from an entire pasture.Amit, who used to run a livestock and farmer program at Costa Rica’s National University, described other creative ways farmers protect their herds.“Scare-jaguars,” or sacks dressed as humans and hung from trees, worked on one farm. Another used shiny ribbons that blew in the wind. But these methods have seen inconsistent results.“One farmer put a radio in the corral and played this scandalous music to make the jaguar think there was a human presence,” Amit said. “But when his neighbor tried the same thing, he chose really beautiful music and that night the jaguar ate one of his cows.”While Panthera favors preventative measures, other organizations focus on incentives.Based in the wild southern Pacific town of Puerto Jiménez, the jungle cat organization Yaguará operates a compensation program for farmers whose cows have been killed by jungle cats. The organization has offered “jaguar insurance” since 2009, and has made more than 57 payments to farmers who have lost livestock but allowed the perpetrator to live.Even though these organizations have helped farmers, there are limits in funding and personnel. Ranchers with little money or know-how can rarely solve their own problem without killing the cat. According to Pomareda, Costa Rica has 17 hot spots for wild cat predation.“The hardest part of my job is to turn down a farmer who needs help,” Corrales said. “The only way this problem will ever be solved is if the government gets involved.”La Unión fell into this unregulated territory, where only the Environment Ministry could respond. Without funding to help protect the farms, all the ministry inspector could do was inform La Unión farmers that they had a jaguar problem. Less than a month later, the government stepped in.In September, the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) designated 14 of its officials as members of Wildcat Conflict Response Unit (UACfel), Costa Rica’s first government-funded jungle cat and livestock program.“The goal is to enable farmers to protect their animals,” said Rafael Gutiérrez, SINAC’s director. “The program covers the entire country, and will allow the government to actually put in some of these preventative measures for the farmers.” Jean Carlos is reunited with his dog Coco. Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times*Back at Álvarez’s home, three horses appear over the small slope behind the farm’s cattle pen. Drenched in rain and mud, the trio returns from the jaguar trap with the tiny dog, Coco, trailing behind. Jean Carlos leaps off his horse and gathers Coco in his arms, then takes him to play in a swamp near the house.As for the jaguar, he didn’t come for Coco that night or any other. In fact, he never came for any more cows. It’s possible that the jaguar moved into new territory. It’s also possible he could return.All the deterrents in the world won’t scare off some cats, referred to as “problem animals.” These are cats that have grown so accustomed to eating domestic animals that they no longer hunt. Some experts believe this could be the case with the La Unión jaguar.A problem animal is the very last scenario in the new UACfel guide, and the only guideline is that the animal must be removed using a trap like Álvarez’s. The guide doesn’t say what happens next. Facebook Comments Related posts:President Chinchilla signs ban on hunting for sport Costa Rican lawmakers weigh ban on hunting for sport Hunters ignore Costa Rican ban, kill mother deer, fawn near Carara National Park Hungry crocodile removed from Costa Rica homelast_img read more