Lady Maroons turn back Red Spikers

first_imgLOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary View comments Read Next BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight UP Rising PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:29Attacks vs UP Visayas students a ‘natural reaction’ from Duterte supporters – Palace02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’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 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentcenter_img Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City UP thus notched its third straight win after dropping a five-setter to unbeaten group leader Adamson Lady Falcons (3-0).The victory tied UP with idle Arellano U at 3-1 as the Lady Maroons stayed in the hunt for one of the semifinal berths in the two-division tournament serving as the season-ending conference of the league organized by Sports Vision.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 shutoutBoth teams will dispute that semifinal slot on Sept. 30.The Lady Maroons also virtually knocked the Red Spikers (2-2) off the race going into the last four playdates of the elimination round. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Alisa Buitre (left) and Isa Molde underscore the UP Lady Maroons solid blocking against the San Beda Red Spikers on their way to a three-set romp.University of the Philippines steadied a shaky start in the third set and frustrated San Beda, 25-16, 25-19, 25-20, to boost its Final Four bid in Group B of the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre yesterday.The Lady Maroons fashioned out the victory in a little over an hour, with most of that time spent fighting off a letdown in the third set before completing the shutout.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  MOST READ The Red Spikers dropped UP in a 3-8 hole in the third set, but Diana Carlos, Isa Molde and Justine Dorog provided the strong finish the Lady Maroons needed to seal the victory.last_img read more

Lenovo says it has sold 1 lakh Moto E3 Power units in one day

first_imgLenovo’s ultra-affordable Moto E3 Power phone is off to a good start, if Motorola India’s country head Amit Boni is to be gone by. According to Boni, the company has managed to sell 100,000 units of the Moto E3 Power in just one day. The phone was launched in India on September 19 and is exclusively available for buying from Flipkart at a price of Rs 7,999.Our teams @Flipkart & @Moto_IND have made history. 100000 #MotoE3Power sold in one day. Recordbreakingspree!! Amit Boni (@AmitBoni) September 21, 2016The Moto E3 Power is a slightly upgraded version of the Moto E3 and comes with more RAM and a bigger battery. Boasting of an all-plastic body, the Moto E3 Power belongs to the rare category of smartphones that still carry a removable battery. The Moto E3 Power also has a water-repellent nano-coating that protects the phone from accidental spills, splashes or light rain. The phone is also smudge-resistant, claims Lenovo.The Moto E3 Power has a 5-inch 720p display and is powered by a 1GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735 processor coupled with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal memory which is further expandable by up to 32GB via microSD card. The dual-SIM phone runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow and supports 4G LTE (VoLTE-ready).The Moto E3 Power sports an 8-megapixel camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel camera on the front. The phone is backed by a 3,500mAh battery and supports fast charging. The Z2 Plus comes with a 5-inch 1080p display and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor. The phone is backed by a 3,500 mAh battery.advertisementAlso Read: Moto E3 Power review: Affordable but not powerful enoughlast_img read more

China launches 1st clean-up campaign across Mt Everest region

first_imgFrom K J M VarmaBeijing, May 11 (PTI) For the first time, China has launched a huge clean-up campaign across the high-altitude area of Mount Everest to remove the waste and debris left by hikers at campsites.The nine-day clean-up campaign by Tibet Autonomous Region across the worlds highest mountain, also known as Mount Qomolangma in local language, began on May 6.The campsites in question are at altitudes between 5,200 meters and 6,500 meters on the north side of 8,848 meters tall Mount Everest.Nyima Cering, deputy director of Tibet sports administration, said this was the first time that the administration had worked with Tingri County government, Xigaze Prefecture, on such a campaign.Cering said that heightened human activity had left unacceptable levels of garbage on the “Roof of the World”.The “Roof of the World” term is used for describing the mountainous interior of Asia region, for the Pamirs, the Himalayas, Tibet and Mount Everest.Cering said the official team, joined by Chinese and foreign volunteers, had collected four tonnes of trash in the first five days, state-run Xinhua news agency reported today.He said the Tibet government planned to install sorting, recycling and degradation stations at the camping areas.About 60,000 people visit the north face of Mount Everest every year.They leave tin cans, plastic bags, stove equipment, discarded tents, oxygen tanks and mountain climbing paraphernalia.Kari Kobler, president of Swiss firm Kobler, was one of the volunteers.”I have climbed the mountain many times over the past 17 years,” said the 62-year-old climbing enthusiast.advertisementCering said the Tibetan government had been exploring waste disposal systems that would be suitable for the high- altitude. PTI KJV KJ AKJ KJlast_img read more

Everything you wanted to know about Amazon’s first Indian original Inside Edge

first_imgIndia’s first Amazon original web series Inside Edge has all that you always wanted to know about the inside world of cricket. From match fixing, sports politics to the involvement of entertainment industry, it touches upon all the issues and more. It will also feature the stellar cast of Richa Chadha, Angad Bedi, Vivek Oberoi, Sayani Gupta, Sarah Jane Dias and Sanjay Suri among others.The web series revolves around the dark side of cricket world including match fixing and sports politics as well as involvement of entertainment industry. It is is fictional and has nothing to do with anyone from the real life, its makers said.The web series features Richa Chadha, Angad Bedi, Vivek Oberoi, Sayoni Gupta, Sarah Jane Dias, and Sanjay Suri among others.Vivek Oberoi denies that his character is based on Lalit Modi. “My character is a mastermind whose omnipresence is everywhere who acts like a puppeteer behind people who are into match fixing, scandal, money and business,” said the actor.Richa Chadha will be seen as an actress and owner of a cricket team. She says that her character is not based on any real person.It will have 10 episodes and it can be watched on July 10 on Amazon Prime Video. Watch trailer (With inputs from IANS)last_img read more

El Clasico: Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez sink Real Madrid CF 3-0, FC Barcelona inch closer to La Liga title

first_imgLionel Messi’s inspirational performance helped FC Barcelona to outclass Real Madrid 3-0 in the El Clasico at the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid on Saturday.FC Barcelona will look back at this day when they possibly will lift the La Liga trophy at the end of the season, as the day that they surged ahead in the race.Messi, Luis Suarez and Aleix Vidal were on score-sheet for the Catalan team, as Dani Carvajal’s expulsion from the game changed the complexion of the tie, as Real Madrid CF’s title aspirations received dealing a huge blow.The wins takes Barcelona FC 14 points clear of Real Madrid CF, who remain in fourth place with a game in hand.Suarez struck in the 54th minute of the politically charged game and Messi added a penalty 10 minutes later after Madrid’s Dani Carvajal received a direct red for stopping a goal-bound header by Paulinho.�?�️ Goals in 2017 �?�️5️�?�4️�?� – Leo Messi5️�?�3️�?� – Cristiano #ElClasico pic.twitter.com/VtWs0ZRPeb- LaLiga (@LaLigaEN) December 23, 2017Messi also set up substitute Aleix Vidal to round off the commanding win in stoppage time.Barcelona increased its lead to nine points over second-place Atletico Madrid, which lost at Espanyol on Friday.�???❤️#ForçaBarçaHow did you celebrate our #ElClásico win? Post your videos and photos with #WeDidItAgain pic.twitter.com/qZGE3Ir5gy- FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) December 23, 2017Barcelona also extended its unbeaten streak to 25 matches across all competitions since losing to Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup in August.(With inputs from AP)advertisementlast_img read more

Brazilian GP: Lewis Hamilton takes pole position, Sebastian Vettel on second

first_imgFormula One champion Lewis Hamilton continued his good vein of form and got Mercedes their 100th pole position at the Brazilian Grand Prix on Saturday while Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel finished second.Despite being fined and reprimanded for a weighbridge incident, Vettel will be starting alongside Hamilton after a rain-affected session at Interlagos on Saturday.With the pole, Hamilton extended his record to an 82nd pole of his career and it was the 10th of a season, where the Briton has already won the Drivers’ Championship for a fifth time in his career.Mercedes will seal the constructors’ title on Sunday unless Ferrari outscore them by 13 points.Hamilton’s team mate Valtteri Bottas, who was on pole in Brazil last year, qualified third with Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen fourth on an all-Finnish second row.Also read – There’s something loose between my legs: Vettel’s message on team radio has everyone in splits”That was a tough qualifying session,” gasped a delighted Hamilton, who had never previously managed to take a pole in a season after winning the title with races to spare.”The weather was going up and down and we didn’t really know what to expect. Obviously Ferrari are incredibly quick this weekend.”I didn’t know whether or not I had the pole. The last lap wasn’t that great, if I’m honest. I had a bit of understeer in a few places,” added the Briton, who has five stars and the late Brazilian Ayrton Senna’s design on his helmet.He was the only one to improve on his final flying lap, after earlier securing provisional pole, with a best time of one minute 07.281 seconds — a track record and more than a second quicker than last year’s pole.advertisementAlso read – I feel very humbled by the whole experience: Lewis Hamilton after 5th F1 titleHamilton and Vettel provided the main talking points of the session, with the former fortunate to escape the immediate attention of the stewards after nearly colliding with the Williams of Russian Sergey Sirotkin in the second phase.Raikkonen also had to swerve to avoid him in another incident.Vettel’s summons by the stewards was inevitable after he was called in for weighing at a critical point in the second phase with rain threatening, making it crucial to get in an early timed lap.With a cone barring access to the weighbridge, he drove into it and then gesticulated angrily for officials to hurry up, before driving off again in a breach of the regulations.The governing FIA said that by keeping the engine running he had made it hard to get a stable result and by driving off rather than being pushed he had also ‘destroyed’ their equipment.Also read – Vietnam to join Formula One Calendar from April 2020″They shouldn’t call us when the conditions are changing like that, I think it’s unfair if somebody gets pulled in. I wanted them to hurry up,” said Vettel.Stewards handed the four-time world champion a reprimand for failing to follow instructions, his first of the season, and a 25,000 euros ($28,335.00) fine.Before the summons, it looked like Ferrari had pulled off a tactical masterstroke as the only team into the final phase on soft tyres, rather than the faster but quicker-wearing super-soft, giving them a potential advantage at the race start.Red Bull’s Max Verstappen qualified fifth with Australian team mate Daniel Ricciardo sixth but dropping five places due to a penalty for having a turbocharger replaced.That will lift Sauber pairing Marcus Ericsson and Ferrari-bound Charles Leclerc to sixth and seventh, the latter producing a phenomenal lap to get into the final phase in tricky conditions with time running out.Haas’s Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen will start eighth and 10th respectively with Toro Rosso’s Pierre Gasly sandwiched in between.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

The Smartest Thing Mason Rudolph Has Done this Offseason

first_imgMason Rudolph has officially shouldered the hopes of an entire program this offseason (and it sounds like it’s going pretty well). He’ll need help, though, because he’s 20 and, well, a human being.So more than going to Israel and lighting up summer workouts and raising his weight to 235 lbs. to try and make it through a Big 12 season, Rudolph finding a mentor outside of the OSU program is the smartest thing he’s done in 2015.Rudolph recently reached out to Zac Robinson for a tutorial on the QB position and, presumably, how to handle things as the Big Man on Campus in Stillwater — a throne Robinson sat on for longer than probably anyone in the Miles-Gundy Era.“Mason reached out to me. He sent me an email, saying he wanted some offseason coaching and asking about the possibility of doing some work with me,” Robinson told the Tulsa World. “So, yeah, I’ve gotten to know Mason pretty well. What an impressive kid.”Other than Mike Gundy, there is not a more CEO-like position in Stillwater than Rudolph and his direction of the offense.That’s why this Harvard Business Review article stuck out to me in terms of its importance to Rudolph. CEOs and college quarterbacks differ in occupational roles, of course, but their responsibilities aren’t that dissimilar (lead, inspire, put people in positions to succeed). HBR surveyed CEOs with mentors and found some compelling evidence.We surveyed 45 CEOs who have formal mentoring arrangements, and 71% said they were certain that company performance had improved as a result. Strong majorities reported that they were making better decisions (69%) and more capably fulfilling stakeholder expectations (76%). More than anything else, these CEOs credited mentors with helping them avoid costly mistakes and become proficient in their roles faster (84%). It’s that last part that really does it for me. The other stuff is biased — of course a CEO would say his company is performing better — but it’s easier to see the mistakes you would have fallen into if not for a mentor.Also, this is an unforgiving position. Rudolph needs to be successful (proficient) and he needs to be successful really quickly. Those two things, more than lessons on footwork or how to handle the Cover 2, is what Rudolph is gaining with Robinson.Don’t do this. Go this way. Here’s what to tell the media.Those things are incredibly important (especially in 2015) and it sounds like Rudolph understands that.“Mason has everything you want in a quarterback and he definitely wants to get better,” Robinson said. “He’s 6-4 and he can really sling it. He’s got a bunch of playmakers on the outside. I’ll be rooting for him.”We all will.If 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!last_img read more

3 days agoReally? Granit Xhaka insists Arsenal heading in right direction

first_imgReally? Granit Xhaka insists Arsenal heading in right directionby Paul Vegas3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveGranit Xhaka insists Arsenal are heading in the right direction despite Monday’s loss to Sheffield United.The Gunners were outplayed by the recently promoted side, who won the match through Lys Mousset’s first-half strike.The loss means Arsenal missed the chance to go third on the table, but Xhaka says they are staying positive about the season.Asked if the club were heading in the right direction, “Of course.”If not we are in the wrong position but we believe in our stuff.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Nebraska, Michigan State Will Be Doing Something Special Saturday

first_imgA general view of Memorial Stadium during a game between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Wyoming Cowboys.LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 10: A general view of Memorial Stadium during a game between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Wyoming Cowboys on September 10, 2016 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska defeated Wyoming 52-14. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Two Big Ten programs are set to put on a pre-game ceremony that will bring tears to the eyes of fans everywhere.On Saturday afternoon when Michigan State and Nebraska take the field, the two teams will take the field together to honor two players who passed away in 2016.The Huskers and Spartans will honor Sam Foltz and Mike Sadler in the first meeting between the two teams since the players passed away on July 23, 2016. The parents of both players will join head coaches Scott Frost and Mark Dantonio on the field for a pre-game ceremony.Here’s the news from Tom Shatel of the World-Herald.Nebraska and Michigan State will honor Sam Foltz and Mike Sadler during a pre-game ceremony on Saturday involving the head coaches, parents of Foltz and Sadler and specialists of both teams. It’s the first meeting between NU and MSU since Foltz and Sadler died on July 23, 2016.— Tom Shatel (@tomshatelOWH) November 12, 2018The ceremony will take place just over an hour before kickoff so it’s unlikely to be televised. Nebraska will also honor its seniors before the game as well, which will take place between the Foltz-Sadler ceremony and kickoff.The game kicks off from Memorial Stadium in Lincoln at 12:00 p.m. ET. It will be televised on FOX.last_img read more

Georgia Football Is Making A Major SEC Schedule Change

first_imgA general view of the Georgia Bulldogs football stadium.ATHENS, GA – SEPTEMBER 29: Fans of the Georgia Bulldogs watch play against the Mississippi Rebels at Sanford Stadium on September 29, 2007 in Athens, Georgia. Georgia won 45 – 17. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)Georgia’s football program is set to have a major scheduling change in the coming years, with a rivalry game being moved.The Bulldogs’ president, Jere Morehead, confirmed today that the plan is for Georgia’s football games with Auburn are flipping with Tennessee on the schedule.“UGA president Jere Morehead said the plan is for Georgia’s football games with Auburn to flip with Tennessee on the schedule starting in 2020.”UGA president Jere Morehead said the plan is for Georgia’s football games with Auburn to flip with Tennessee on the schedule starting in 2020.— Marc Weiszer (@marcweiszer) February 20, 2019This was first reported by 247Sports on Tuesday.“Confirms what we broke yesterday. Get ready for Auburn vs. Georgia in October instead of mid-November.”Confirms what we broke yesterday. Get ready for Auburn vs. Georgia in October instead of mid-November. https://t.co/Gmoxuj7Z5A— Brandon Marcello (@bmarcello) February 20, 2019Dawg Nation had more details on the decision:Auburn has been vocal about moving the Georgia game due to the fact that it has traditionally played Alabama two weeks after Georgia. In even-numbered years, the Tigers have had to play at both Georgia and Alabama, while the Tigers get both teams at home in odd-numbered years.Kirby Smart had previously voiced that he wanted Auburn to return the favor and give Georgia a second-consecutive home game against the Tigers.Georgia is set to play at both Auburn and Tennessee in 2019.last_img read more

French Language Session Announced for Public Input

first_imgAs government seeks input from Nova Scotians on how people can continue to be healthy, active and contributing members of their communities as they age, people who prefer to provide feedback in French can do so with the addition of a French language session on July 6 at 6 p.m. People can attend the session at one of the Université of Sainte-Anne five campuses, including Church Point, Halifax, Tusket, Petit-de-Grat and Saint-Joseph-du-Moine. The university’s videoconference system will connect people at all sites. Hosted by the Nova Scotia Centre on Aging, and with the help of a French-speaking facilitator, participants will be asked to share their ideas. Government will consider input from the public, research and an advisory committee to build an action plan for an aging population, expected later this year. Meetings are taking place with the general public as well as some targeted groups in order to reflect the province’s diversity. Input from all Nova Scotians is welcomed, including family members, businesses, the non-profit sector, community groups, as well as older adults. Topics for discussion are paid work, volunteering, aging in place and healthy living. People can register to attend a meeting and take the online survey at http://novascotia.ca/seniorstalk. The survey can also be requested by mail, by calling 211. The deadline for input is July 22.last_img read more

Hefty fines for cellphoneusing driver ticketed twice in eight minutes

first_imgVANCOUVER – A driver in Vancouver needed just eight minutes to rack up more than $700 in fines and eight demerit points, all because of a reluctance to put down the phone.Vancouver Police posted a photo of the two tickets on social media, showing that within a space of barely six blocks along one of the city’s most congested streets, the driver of the rented Hyundai Accent was stopped twice for using an electronic device.Each infraction carries a fine of $368 and four driver demerit points, meaning the total bill facing the driver is $736, plus an additional $520 for the eight demerit points.A later Twitter comment from police confirmed the driver was from outside the province, although the department declined to release their hometown.Drivers of rental cars are usually responsible for paying any tickets, but the demerit points are applied annually and collected by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia when a vehicle’s insurance is renewed.That prompted a volley of comments on social media concerned that the chatty tourist might evade the fine and point penalty, but police say the Insurance Corporation invoices out of province drivers and unpaid bills can be sent to a collection agency.In it’s tweet, Vancouver Police called the repeat distracted driving offences expensive and dangerous, while British Columbia Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth was even more blunt.“If people are that stupid then they deserve the financial penalty they get and this is a classic example of someone having more money than brains, and they have been hit in the pocketbook,” he said.British Columbia has had a law since 2010 against using cellphones and other devices behind the wheel, while fines and penalty points were increased last year to underscore the dangers of distracted driving.Farnworth said he’s considering even stiffer legislation and is extremely interested to learn the outcome of Ontario’s proposal to raise fines against some distracted driving offences to as much as $50,000.last_img read more

ACJU backs reforms on Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act

The All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU) says a statement made by the President of the ACJU that the “Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA) is perfect in its present state” has been subjected to misinterpretation.A statement by the ACJU said that ever since its establishment the ACJU has always taken a very flexible and moderate approach, within the  framework of Shari’ah and the greater public interest, when consulting on any issue. ACJU says there have been unfair allegations against ACJU that it is not ready to listen to the grievances of the women.“There is no truth at all  in this allegation. ACJU wishes to highlight that it will be a gross violation of Islamic religious teachings to ignore the women or not to give them the honour and respect that Islam has bestowed on them. ACJU is therefore, bound by these religious teachings,” ACJU added.The ACJU invites all to join hands in this noble work to reform the MMDA and to protect the rights of oppressed women and the rights of every individual. (Colombo Gazette) ACJU says as a responsible institution it has to look into various aspects, inter alia : “From its inception, the ACJU has been very careful in handling the MMDA matter and it has always given its fullest support to the committee. In this long journey, the committee has moved forward unitedly and as a team. We believe that InshaAllah we can conclude the committee proceedings in a manner that is satisfactory to all. The comprehensive report which we have submitted to the reform committee has provided detailed  explanation to all the key topics of the MMDA reforms. If someone goes through this report he/she will understand the stand of ACJU and the rationale behind its suggestions,” ACJU added. (1) matters of relevance to the religious teachings;(2) finding solutions to the grievances of the women; The Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act, is a topic which has been spoken widely in many circles and forums these days. In this regard, ACJU believes without doubt, the MMDA as it stands today definitely needs reforms. (3) ensuring the acceptance and acknowledgement of the larger Muslim community;(4) establishing justice to each and everyone to the best possible extent.In doing so, as Religious Scholars ACJU says it is willing to be flexible and accommodative to the fullest extent. In the same vein, it is the bounden religious duty of the Scholars to alert the Committee in the area of Shariah principles, as relevant. read more

New Dando Terrier MK2

first_imgWith a range of new features “for increased productivity, safety and ease of use, the compact, versatile Dando Terrier MK2 has been designed specifically for site investigation and environmental analysis,” the company says. Crawler mounted for easy access to areas of restricted access, the rig boasts the following features and options:– 300mm hydraulic mast dump– Trip hammer auto-stop– Trip hammer swings out from drill line at any height– Capable of tripping out multiple rods– Drill string is supported by a stainless steel rod guide– New split weight design. 63.5kg reduced to 50kg with the removal of 8 bolts– Single piece drive adapter– Swing-out pullback ring– Revised control console– Lightweight, folding stabiliser legs– Mast automatically locks into headache post with no additional pinsOptions:– Fixed wide track kit extends width of carrier to 1000mm from 800mm– Single hydraulic foot clamp– Hydraulic stabilising legs– SPT blow counter with illuminated display– Remote mast kit– Lighting– Various engine options– Hydraulic power take off– Radio remote control– Concrete coring head– Vice options– Lift off storage baskets– SPT calibrationlast_img read more

Iwata Gamecube and Game Boy Advance SP were both 3D capable

first_imgSince the release of the Wii and DS Nintendo has gained a lot of respect for being a forward-thinking and risk-taking hardware developer. Who else would bet on a dual-screen touch-controlled handheld, or a console that relied on motion controls in a world devoid of anything else like it?In both cases the risk paid off with millions of Wii and DS units sold around the world, and competitors copying the motion controls for their own consoles. But did you know Nintendo was thinking ahead back in the days of the Game Boy and Gamecube? According to Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, the company most certainly was.In the latest edition of “Iwata Asks” covering the 3DS, it is revealed that the Gamecube had the circuitry to display 3D if connected to a capable LCD. There was even a 3D version of Luigi’s Mansion playable on such a setup. We never saw it as no one could afford the 3D LCD so Nintendo just never used the feature.The other surprising news is that while the 3DS may be Nintendo’s first commercial 3D-capable handheld, they had considered doing it before with the Game Boy. In the R&D labs at Nintendo there existed a no-glasses-required 3D version of the Game Boy Advance SP. It never came to market as displays at the time didn’t have a high enough resolution for it to work well enough, but it shows Nintendo has always been ahead of the game in the research lab at least.Read more at Andriasang, via Edge MagazineMatthew’s OpinionIt’s pretty amazing to think Nintendo considered launching the equivalent of the 3DS back in 2003, albeit with a much lower spec. How would the market react to such an announcement back then when 3D TVs and other console hardware companies weren’t even considering such features?I would love to visit the R&D labs at Nintendo today to see what they are experimenting with. It also makes me a little more excited as to what the Wii 2 will bring. It’s bound to be motion controlled, but can Nintendo surprise everyone again and come up with something completely different?last_img read more

Dublin Bus still has three singledecker buses

first_img Share Tweet Email1 Jan 29th 2017, 8:00 AM Sunday 29 Jan 2017, 8:00 AM Image: Des O Murchu Archive Gallery via Flickr/CC DUBLIN BUS HAS a fleet of nearly 1,000 buses, three of which are single deck vehicles.The need for the smaller vehicles has largely died out due to growing passenger numbers and extended routes, but the capital’s bus service still retains the vehicles for certain routes.The buses are used on routes where roads may be narrower and less easily accessible to double deckers.According to DublinBusStuff.com, single decker buses were used extensively on the “Nipper” route in the late 80s/early 90s.The Nipper service was introduced for the Christmas period of 1988. Its purpose was to try and alleviate traffic within the city centre and thus can be seen as some form of precursor to today’s ‘operation free-flow’. The route performed successfully during its period of operation. Dublin Bus responded by increasing its period of operation to include the post-Christmas sales. The route was re-introduced for the Christmases of 1989, 1990 and 1991.A spokesperson for Dublin Bus that the bus is used to service the 44B route which takes it to Johnny Foxes Pub in the Dublin Mountains.“Dublin Bus operates a fleet of 987 buses, three of which are single deck vehicles. These are based in Donnybrook Depot and are predominately used on Route 44b due to narrow roads and low hanging trees along the route to Glencullen.”The route goes to Glencullen from Dundrum six times a day Monday to Friday.Read: Despite a year of strike threats, we took millions more journeys on public transport Image: Des O Murchu Archive Gallery via Flickr/CC http://jrnl.ie/3208927 31,893 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Paul Hosford 31 Comments Short URL Dublin Bus still has three single-decker buses They mainly service the 44B route.last_img read more

Premier League fixtures released

first_imgThe Premier League fixtures have now been released with new Arsenal boss Unai Emery set for a challenging first game in charge against the defending champions Manchester City at the EmiratesLife after Arsene Wenger looks set to be a challenging start for the Gunners in this new era with a trip to Stamford Bridge to face former champions Chelsea coming straight after playing against Pep Guardiola’s men.Meanwhile, last season’s runners-up, Manchester United, will host Leicester City at Old Trafford with third-placed Tottenham set to travel to St James’ Park to face off against Rafael Benitez’s Newcastle United side.Manuel Pellegrini looks set to face a difficult start at West Ham United against last season’s Champions League runners-up Liverpool.The newly-promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers will host Everton in what will be their first Premier League game in six years and fellow promoted side Cardiff City are set to travel to Bournemouth for their first game.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…Play-off winners Fulham will host Crystal Palace.? Announcing the 2018/19 Matchweek 1 #PLfixturesFull list ? https://t.co/iQKSN9XtKw pic.twitter.com/N5BOj8oVN0— Premier League (@premierleague) June 14, 2018last_img read more

President Trump expected to end program for young immigrants

first_img September 4, 2017 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Updated: 2:21 PMcenter_img Posted: September 4, 2017 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — For close to a million children of undocumented immigrants, the halt to the federal government’s DACA program could mean restricted access to higher education and employment opportunities and the possibility of deportation from the United States.  The 2012 executive order signed by President Barack Obama, called “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” — or DACA — allowed young people who were brought to the United States illegally as children to stay in the country, to study or work without the threat of deportation.President Donald Trump is expected to announce Tuesday that he will end DACA in six months, giving Congress the time to replace the executive order with formal legislation that would preserve those protections for the young people who have been called “Dreamers” after the Dream Act which was previously introduced in Congress in several forms, but never passed.If the current Congress fails to act, an estimated 800,000 people who qualified for the DACA program could face the possibility of deportation. Benjamin Prado, an immigration rights activist with the American Friends Service Committee in San Diego fears that “Dreamers” and their entire families will be targeted for deportation.“What we see is the way many immigration agencies do their jobs; they not only go after the individual that they’re looking for but then they start questioning the rest of the family. They start what they consider collateral arrests. That’s why it’s very important, now more than ever, that people understand clearly what their constitutional rights are and that they defend their families,” Prado said.The president of San Diego State University, Sally Roush has written a letter to the White House asking President Trump to retain the DACA program.The letter read in part,  “We urge you to give greatest weight to the fact that these individuals who arrived in this country too young to have made the decision to come here, or to have understood any consequent impact on their citizenship, have in fact excelled as students and as good citizens.”  More than 400 American business leaders, including the CEO’s of AT&T, Best Buy, Amazon, Facebook and Apple have signed a letter to President Trump calling for the DACA program to be retained.They assert that the U.S. economy could lose $460 billion and $25 billion in Social Security and Medicare tax contributions.  President Trump expected to end program for young immigrantslast_img read more

Cygnus Puts Heavy Construction Group on the Block

first_img“When I first came in, I said I’m here to get this company out of bankruptcy, grow value and sell it because we’re owned by the banks,” French tells Folio:.In that sense, this deal resembles last year’s divestment of the agriculture group, which kicked off Cygnus’s sale process almost a year to the day. And, like last year, the company has retained Corporate Solutions to broker the auction. French declined to offer revenue or pricing details, but says the group is profitable and doing a “very high” margin. According to a source, revenues are in the $10 million range. Digitally, the group has had 21 percent CAGR for the last five years, French says. Cygnus Business Media CEO John French announced to employees today that the company is putting its Heavy Construction Group up for sale, Folio: has learned. Included in the deal will be seven print magazines, two websites and an event.The Heavy Construction Group is one of three groups within the Construction division, which also includes the Residential Construction and Landscaping groups. The auction is the next step in a process that French undertook when he joined as CEO in 2009 right after the company emerged from bankruptcy protection: bring the portfolio back into shape and sell it off, in pieces or in aggregate. last_img read more