Clutch Go delivers anew for Blue Eagles

first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City He did it in the Final Four in Ateneo’s 88-84 win over Far Eastern University when he hit the game-tying three that sent the game into overtime and an improbable kneeling bank shot in the extra period.And Go did another of his backbreaking baskets this time in Game 1 of the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball Finals when he punched home a bank shot with 10.4 seconds left that gave Ateneo a 75-70 lead over defending champion De La Salle.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 shutoutGo said it was his team’s collective trust on each other that made the shot possible for him.“First off, I have to thank God because without him none of this would be possible,” said Go Saturday after their 76-70 win at Mall of Asia Arena. “Second, I guess, it’s the trust again. Thirdy [Ravena] passed me the ball to show that we don’t care who scores the last two points or the crucial baskets.” Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIn just two games, Isaac Go turned from Ateneo’s jovial center to a cold-blooded, clutch-shot maker. Go’s still the same lighthearted big man for the Blue Eagles but he’s established himself as one reliable scoring option when Ateneo is in dire need of points.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. READ: Ateneo holds on, beats La Salle in Game 1 of UAAP FinalsRavena first shook off the double team of Ricci Rivero and Abu Tratter before bouncing a pass to Go, who then had to get a shot up against Kib Montalbo and Ben Mbala that earned him a trip to the foul line for the game’s final point.Go, who finished with five points, two rebounds, and two assists, was quick to defer the praise given to him saying that any Blue Eagle could’ve taken the clutch shot.“Even though I could’ve scored it, or anybody else, we would’ve looked at that rather than saying I scored or Matt scored or anybody else,” said Go. “At the end, it’s for Ateneo.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Bloodied Nieto willing to ‘sacrifice anything’ Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ View commentslast_img read more

Indian-origin cricketers continue to make waves in Australia

first_imgAustralian crowds have for years been vocal admirers of India’s stylish breed of batsmen. From VVS Laxman to Sachin Tendulkar to Virat Kohli, the Aussies have applauded these greats for some of the most memorable knocks played Down Under, over the years.Now, for all facts and purposes, Australia have their own ‘Indian’ batting talent to hone. Jason Jaskirat Singh Sangha, born to Indian-origin parents, became the youngest cricketer to be selected by New South Wales, one of Australia’s most consistent domestic cricket teams.Sangha, born on September 8, 1999 in New South Wales’ Randwick, was a consistent performer in the Under-19 National Championships before hammering a hundred on debut for Australia Under-19 against Pakistan Under-19 in a Youth ODI in January this year.Interestingly, NSW have included another Indian-origin player, Arjun Nair in their list of contracted players. The 18-year-old Nair is a spinner and reports said he had sharpened his skills by watching Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and West Indian mystery spinner Sunil Narine on You Tube.This is not the first time that NSW have pushed players of Indian origin. Gurinder Sandhu, the strapping fast bowler, who created a lasting impression in Sheffield Shield, went on to play two one-day internationals for Australia against England in January last year.last_img read more

Another Rio Olympian tests positive for H1N1, hospitalised

first_imgBengaluru, Aug 26 (PTI) Olympian O P Jaisha, who returned from Rio Olympics with fever and body ache last week, has been hospitalised after she tested positive for H1N1, two days after another athlete Sudha Singh was found to be suffering from the same disease. “Jaisha, who arrived in Bengaluru with fever and body ache, has been hospitalised at the Fortis hospital at Bannerghatta, as per the information I had received so far from SAI doctors,” Sports Authority of India Regional director Shyam Sunder told PTI here. Jaisha had competed in the womens marathon in Rio Olympics.It was an “arduous task” for SAI authorities to convince her to get her blood samples tested at the state-run Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases (RGICD).She, however, agreed to give her blood samples for testing yesterday after the state health officials convinced her, Sunder said.”It was an arduous task to convince Jaisha to get her blood samples tested at the virology institute. She ignored our counselling and moved out of the SAI premises on August 21 after applying for leave,” he said.Instead of heading straight to her native state Kerala, Jaisha stayed in Bengaluru and until yesterday, she was not physically available to the health and SAI officials, Sunder said.”Finally, after she was located yesterday, the state health officials visited her and convinced her to get her blood samples tested,” he said.The results of the samples, sent to RGICD on Wednesday, was submitted yesterday which tested positive for H1N1, Sunder said.advertisementSudha Singh was the first athlete to have been tested H1N1 positive and has been hospitalised since August 20.Sudha, when she arrived from Rio, was undergoing treatment and medication for suspected Zika virus. She had participated in the steeplechase competition at Rio.In May, Sudha broke the national record in womens 3000m steeplechase event to finish eighth in the second leg of the prestigious Diamond League Meet in Shanghai.She had qualified for Rio Games during the Federation Cup National Athletics Championships in New Delhi in April, where she clocked nine minutes 26.55 seconds.Before the commencement of the Rio Olympics, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) had issued a detailed advisory to all the athletes and support staff in view of the Zika virus scare in Brazil.Zika is a mosquito-borne virus which can cause crippling birth defects and also affects neurological system. PTI BDN SMJ AH AHlast_img read more

Bengaluru FC beat Johor Darul, create history to reach AFC Cup final

first_imgBengaluru FC became the first Indian club to reach the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup final by trouncing holders Malaysia’s Johor Darul Ta’zim 3-1 in the semi-final second leg here on Wednesday.The two-time I-League champions won 4-2 on aggregate and now take on Iraqi club Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya in the final on November 5 in Doha, Qatar.Bengaluru remained indebted to skipper and mercurial forward Sunil Chhetri who scored a brace on either side of halftime with defender Juanan adding gloss to the scoreline after the visitors had taken the lead through Safiq Bin Rahim early on in the game at the Kanteerava Stadium.Johor scored as early as in the 11th minute, skipper Rahim heading in from close after Bengaluru goalkeeper Amrinder Singh failed to parry away Safee Ali’s venomous strike.Despite taking the lead, the hosts looked comfortable in midfield and should have taken the lead when Chhetri was denied by the crossbar after a good touch from the Johor keeper initially saw the ball fall back out to play from where Eugeneson Lyngdoh hammered a low shot at goal which Izham Mohammed punched away.The rebound fell to the skipper on the edge of the six-yard box. Trying to power the ball into the top of goal, the veteran forward found the horizontal bar.CHHETRI SCORES BRACEChhetri though found the net minutes later, nodding in a free header off a Lyngdoh corner, which was won by Chhetri himself.Both sides went into the break at 1-1.BFC dominated proceedings after the restart with Chhetri and Alwyn George coming close to taking the lead in the tie.advertisementIn the 66th minute, the Kanteerava erupted in joy as Chhetri — in imperious form — scored a goal of the highest quality by making space for himself from well outside the box to beat Izham all ends up.Centre-back Juanan, filling in the void left by Curtis Osano this season, joined the act nine minutes later turning in Lyngdoh’s free kick with aplomb to net his first goal for the southern outfit.With the tie and the semi-fnal all but won and separated by a few minutes from history being rewritten in Indian football, the I-League champions brought on full-back Keegan Pereira replacing Chhetri in a tactical move.The farthest any Indian club has reached before in the continental meet — an equivalent to the Europa League — is the semi-final where both Dempo SC and East Bengal lost.Bengaluru expressed delight at their achievement by tweeting: “Thank you, India. This is for you! History created. Bags packed because…”last_img read more

French Open: Novak Djokovic cruises into third round

first_imgWorld number two Novak Djokovic continued his rich vein of form as he swept aside Joao Sousa of Portugal in straight sets to storm into the third round of the French Open here on Wednesday.The Serbian maestro, who was playing his first tournament under new coach Andre Agassi, outplayed his Portuguese opponent Sousa 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 in a thrilling clash that lasted more than two hours.Djokovic is bidding for a 13th Grand Slam championship title and if he manages to retain his Roland Garros title this year, he would become the first man in the Open Era to win each of the four major championships on at least two occasions.Djokovic will now lock horns with Diego Schwartzman of Argentina for a place in the fourth round.In another men’s singles clash, Austria’s Dominic Thiem also booked his place in the third round of the second major of the season after posting a 7-5, 6-1, 6-3 triumph over Simone Bolelli of Italy.Thiem will now face American tennis player Steve Johnson in the third round of the men’s singles event.last_img read more

Significance of the IOC ban: Russia pays a price, but no winners in doping saga

first_imgIf you’re looking for winners after the International Olympic Committee’s decision to boot Russia from the upcoming Games, keep on looking.There are none.Yes, it’s easy to view the IOC’s decision as a victory for clean athletes who have been desperately waiting for a day like Tuesday – when the IOC finally delivered a sanction that was, at least on some level, in line with the crimes.It’s easy to see it as vindication for Grigory Rodchenkov, the Russian lab director who helped execute the cheating, then got sick of it all and became a whistle-blower who is now living in hiding in the United States.And it’s easy to see it as a long-awaited comeuppance for the Russians, who have been thumbing their noses at long-accepted rules and norms of fair competition, virtually daring the powers that be to do something about it.But the crimes – they have already been committed, and those who were cheated at the Sochi Olympics will never get that moment back, even if the IOC gives them a ceremony at the Pyeongchang Games in February.Rodchenkov’s life will never be the same.”It’s going to be challenging in ways hard to imagine,” his attorney, Jim Walden, said. “It’s unlikely he’ll ever be reunited with his family, unlikely he’ll ever leave the United States, and he’s going to be looking over his shoulder every day.”And while it might seem like a good deal to ban Russia from the Olympics – or at least the Russian flag, anthem and uniforms, though not all its athletes – it’s a precarious position for the IOC. One potential endgame is that Russia just throws up its hands and leaves the movement altogether. Imagine, if you will, the NBA without the Lakers or the World Cup without Brazil, and you get a sense of what the Olympics might be like in the future without its second biggest team.advertisementAs the IOC left it, there figure to be a number of Russians competing in Korea.They will be individually referred to as “Olympic Athlete from Russia,” or “OAR.”The fact that Russian Olympic Committee President Alexander Zhukov called the name a “very important” concession – to say nothing of the fact that IOC left open the possibility that the Russian flag could fly at the closing ceremony – gives a window into the contortions the IOC has been going through to make sure it doesn’t completely alienate the country that spent $51 billion to stage the Sochi Games where it cheated all its guests.That $51 billion wasn’t simply to put on a good show. It was part of Russia’s attempt to use sports to show it could still be a major player on the world stage, more than two decades after the breakup of the Soviet Union. For a country spending that much, a poor showing in the medals table was a nonstarter. After finishing 11th at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, something had to change.”They view (the Olympics) as a vehicle for promoting Russian values,” said Steve Roush, the former chief of sport performance at the U.S. Olympic Committee who now does international consulting. “Vancouver was embarrassing for them. That led to, ‘We are going to change the way we do things for 2014.'”Boy did they.As the IOC investigation confirmed, Rodchenkov helped build the cheating program at the behest of higher-ups in the Russian government. And now that the IOC has climbed on board with all the other investigators and whistleblowers and athletes in acknowledging that Russia’s government masterminded the plan, there are no major forces outside of that country who argue about the lengths Russia would go to use sports as a symbol of national strength.So, even Russia’s small victory – that it can send athletes to compete under the Olympic flag – may feel like something less, given that nobody will see the Russian flag unfurled, the uniform worn or the anthem sung, and that name “Russia” will never appear on the official medal tally. That is, after all, what the Olympics are all about.But the IOC’s small victory – that, after long last, it did the “right” thing – feels like something less, as well, given all the time it wasted, all the athletes who got hurt along the way, not to mention the concessions it made in an attempt to appease Russia one more time.”Justice for a horrendous act on sport, a great option for clean athletes to have the opportunity to compete, and partial vindication for so many who we’re hurt by Russia’s actions,” American gold-medal bobsledder and current U.S. Olympic Committee board member Steve Mesler said in describing Tuesday’s decision.advertisementHardly the stuff champagne toasts are made of. But probably the best that can be said given the current state of the Olympics.last_img read more

Vintage Subway Cars on Track for Yankees Opening Day in The Bronx

first_imgNEW YORK — Some riders using New York City’s subway system to get to Yankee Stadium for Opening Day are also going to get a trip back in time.The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says a four-car “Nostalgia Special” is scheduled to leave Grand Central Terminal at 11:30 a.m. Monday and run non-stop to the stadium in the Bronx.The cars will be 1917 Lo-V models, which were used by the subway system until the late 1960s. They have rattan seats and incandescent light bulbs.The Yankees are playing the Toronto Blue Jays. The game starts at 1:05 p.m. TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

10 months agoFIGC president Gravina open to suspending Serie A after San Siro incidents

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say FIGC president Gravina open to suspending Serie A after San Siro incidentsby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFIGC president Gabriele Gravina admits Serie A could be suspended after shocking incidents around Inter Milan’s win over Napoli.Inter’s 1-0 win against Napoli was marred by four fans being stabbed outside San Siro, one dying from a collision with a van and Kalidou Koulibaly receiving racist abuse from Nerazzurri supporters.“It’s something we’ll consider,” Gravina told Il Messaggero.“Now we need to take a moment and coordinate ourselves: we have a problem of public order and as such it must be managed, as well as the fact of playing or not.“I’m worried about this surreal climate. I’m not a psychologist, but it’s clear that some of the players were very nervous at San Siro.“Right now I’m in a period of reflection because what happened was very serious. We’ll hear from the ministry and CONI and then we’ll decide.“We’re verifying whether there were three calls and no stop, but it seems only one was made. Today the prosecutor will intervene and say his piece, but what happened was very bad.“The players were too nervous on the field. The referee will write what he thought, but if he made some mistakes then he’ll also be looked at.” last_img read more

Property Assessment Notices Sent in Eastern Region

first_imgAssessment notices are in the mail today, Jan. 22, to property owners in the eastern region of the province. In the region, the total value of property assessments is almost $9.2 billion, an increase of about 6.9 per cent from 2007. “The real estate market continued to be strong and this is reflected in rising property values,” said Lloyd MacLellan, senior director of operations and commercial valuation for Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. “The residential sector is very strong.” Regionally, residential property values increased by 8.8 per cent and commercial assessments increased by 2.8 per cent from 2007. Provincially, residential property values increased by 11.2 per cent and commercial assessments increased by 5.9 per cent from 2007. Overall, Nova Scotia property values were up 9.8 per cent. Notices of property assessments for most residential properties will include a personal identification number as well as an assessment account number. By entering the information on the assessment website, www.nsassessment.ca , owners can look up assessment information about their property. Those without Internet access can obtain the information and answers to assessment questions by calling 1-800-667-5727. Property owners may appeal the market-value assessment if they do not believe it is a reasonable estimate of market value as of Jan. 1, 2006. To appeal, the form on the bottom of the assessment notice must be filled out and returned to the regional assessment office by midnight Monday, Feb. 11. This is the first year where property owners did not have to apply to the Capped Assistance Program (CAP), a provincial program designed to protect Nova Scotia property owners from dramatic increases in market values. Last year, the CAP was set at 10 per cent. Now, it is tied to the Nova Scotia Consumer Price Index which was 2.3 per cent this year. As a result, there were 278,338 properties capped this year, up from 32,721 properties last year. In the Eastern region, there were 49,880 capped properties this year, up from 3,865 capped properties last year. Where an assessment notice shows a taxable market value and a taxable CAP Capped Assistance Program value, the municipality will calculate property tax on the lower of the two values.last_img read more

Burden on the taxpayers Manitoba First Nations pump 9B into provinces economy

first_imgAshley BrandsonAPTN NewsIndigenous leadership gathered on an urban reserve in Winnipeg to release a report that challenges the notion that First Nations people in the province are a burden on taxpayers.According to the report Indigenous Contributions to the Manitoba Economy, First Nation peoples added $9.3 billion into the province’s economy in 2016.The report is a collaboration between the Southern Chiefs Organization, Manitoba Keewatinowi and the Rural Development Institute at Brandon University.Southern Chiefs Organization Grand Chief Jerry Daniels says it was important to implement this analysis.“We want to bring clarity – you know there’s a lot of misconceptions and people don’t really have a good understanding of the reality that’s really happening,” said Daniels.“This is an opportunity for us to state for the record that Indigenous peoples are creating huge impacts on the economy and they’re going to continue to do so with the growing trend of workforce and business going forward.”The report says – the Indigenous economy added $2.3 billion to the provincial gross domestic product (GDP).That represents 3.9 per cent of Manitoba’s GDP – more than manufacturing, accommodations and food services, mining or oil and gas extraction.Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Grand Chief Garrison Settee says this is a historical day and this is only the beginning.“Now it is incumbent upon us to invest in training and education so the youth – the demographic of the youth is exploding and in the future that is what we have to work with,” said Settee.“We must invest in education and training to allow the youth to continue to be stronger participants.”abrandson@aptn.ca@ashleybrandsonlast_img read more

UN Goodwill Ambassador Zidane to highlight antipoverty successes in Mali

13 October 2011The soccer ace and Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Zinédine Zidane, will travel to Mali next week to highlight the country’s progress in the effort to alleviate poverty. “Today I want to help,” said Zidane, who has been UNDP’s Goodwill Ambassador for 10 years. “Ending poverty takes each and every one of us. I, too, lived in difficult places where we had very little,” said the Frenchman, who retired from professional football in 2006 and is now Director of Sport for Real Madrid FC.Zidane’s trip to the West African country, which will include visits to women’s and youth empowerment projects, as well as income-generating initiatives among some of Mali’s poorest populations, will coincide with the UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, which is marked on 17 October.He will meet women in the Malian capital, Bamako, who are involved in a cooperative that makes shea butter products, as well as others who manage a multi-use engine that powers machines, including a grinding mill and battery charger, thus reducing the amount of time local women spend on household chores.Mr. Zidane will also participate in a discussion with young people on the role they can play in community development and visit an environmental protection project that promotes sustainable farming techniques.Mali has made significant progress in poverty reduction in recent years under the eight internationally-agreed Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which include action against hunger, maternal and child deaths, disease, gender inequality and environmental degradation.Primary school enrolment has risen from less than half of school-age children to over 90 per cent during the past decade, and more than 69 percent of Malians now have access to clean drinking water. Between 2001 and 2006, the HIV/AIDS prevalence rate dropped from 1.7 to 1.3 per cent.Despite these achievements, challenges remain in nutrition, youth employment, sustainable development and maternal and child health.“Zinédine Zidane’s visit to Mali is significant to draw attention to what is possible when different actors come together with a common goal,” said Maurice Dewulf, the acting UNDP Resident Representative in Mali. “It’s a global message of encouragement to all those who struggle daily against poverty.” read more

Kodak reaches deals for up to 895 million in postbankruptcy financing

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Kodak on Thursday said it has secured as much as $895 million to fund its operations after it emerges from bankruptcy protection.J.P. Morgan, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Barclays will supply senior secured term loans of up to $695 million.The banks also will arrange a senior secured asset-based revolving credit facility of up to $200 million. They’ve agreed to provide $130 million of that facility.Kodak said the financing will allow it repay loans that funded operations while under bankruptcy protection, finance its exit from Chapter 11 and fund its post-bankruptcy working capital, as well as provide cash.The agreements are subject to court approval.Kodak also said Thursday that a court approved its previously announced settlement with its U.K. pension plan, which is its single largest creditor under its bankruptcy protection planning.The agreement, first announced in April, will spin off Kodak’s personalized imaging and document imaging businesses to the pension plan. The company said that the court approving the agreement said that it is critical step forward in Kodak’s effort to complete its plan of reorganization. The arrangement will give the pension fund two profitable businesses that will provide ongoing income.Based in Rochester, N.Y., Eastman Kodak Co. was founding in 1880 and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in 2012 after years of cost-cutting efforts failed to save the company.It has shed most of the businesses that turned it into an American icon and has said it plans to exit bankruptcy protection by the end of September with a focus on commercial imaging and printing. Kodak reaches deals for up to $895 million in post-bankruptcy financing by The Associated Press Posted Jun 20, 2013 8:32 am MDT read more

DAngelo Russell verbally commits to Ohio State mens basketball team

Thad Matta and the Ohio State men’s basketball team are already in the process of assembling a strong class for 2014, less than two months removed from this year’s National Signing Day for men’s basketball recruits. That class became stronger Friday night, when D’Angelo Russell verbally committed to the Buckeyes.Russell confirmed the commitment, which was first reported by Rivals.com, on his Twitter.Russell, a native of Louisville, Ky., is a shooting guard from Montverde Academy (Fla.). He is listed at 6-foot-4 and 185 pounds by Rivals.Russell is ranked as the nation’s No. 11 overall recruit by Scout.com, No. 22 by Rivals and No. 24 by ESPN.com. Russell is rated as a 5-star recruit by Scout and a 4-star recruit by both Rivals and ESPN.With Russell’s commitment, the Buckeyes already have four verbal commitments in the class of 2014. Keita Bates-Diop, a forward from Normal, Ill., is rated as a 5-star recruit by both Rivals and ESPN. The Buckeyes also have commitments from Jae’Sean Tate, a 4-star forward from Pickerington, Ohio, and David Bell, a 3-star center from Garfield Heights, Ohio.The Buckeyes have two incoming recruits, both rated as 4-star recruits by Scout, Rivals and ESPN, for the 2013 season. Power forward Marc Loving is a two-time state Division I Player of the Year from Toledo, Ohio, while shooting guard Kameron Williams comes to the Buckeyes from Baltimore, Md.Sophomore guard Amedeo Della Valle was the only member of the Buckeyes’ 2012 recruiting class. read more

Cars seized and court ordered for drivers found speeding texting and with

first_img Kildare Traffic Athy Traffic Unit stopped this car today no tax and a false insurance disc displayed. Vehicle seized.Court to follow pic.twitter.com/1rdmF0Q1s0— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) February 15, 2017 Share Tweet Email3 And in Limerick, five cars were impounded – three for no insurance, one for no tax and one for no NCT. http://jrnl.ie/3242112 Feb 15th 2017, 9:37 PM Source: An Garda Síochána/Twitter Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Meanwhile, four fixed charge penalty notices were issued to drivers over children not wearing seatbelts.Gardaí said they also gave parents advice about booster seats. Source: An Garda Síochána/Twitter Cars seized and court ordered for drivers found speeding, texting and with no seat belts on children One driver was found texting on their mobile while driving at 157km in a 100km zone. Gardaí confirmed that summons’ would follow. Limerick Garda Checkpoint at Dooradoyle. 5 cars impounded. 3 no insurance, 1 no tax , 1 no nct . Summons to follow pic.twitter.com/mjcGiEWvMC— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) February 15, 2017 42 Comments Naas Gardai issue fcps to driver texting on mobile phone on theM7 while travelling 157km in 100km pic.twitter.com/UBTMJ65ssH— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) February 15, 2017 By Cliodhna Russell 28,346 Views In Naas, a gardaí issued a fixed charge penalty notice after a motorist was caught texting on their mobile while driving 157 kilometres per hour in a 100km zone. Mayorstone Gdai checkpoint. Advice given to parents about booster seats etc. 4 FCPNs issued to drivers for children not wearing seatbelt pic.twitter.com/Lvg2LG7rIn— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) February 15, 2017 Source: An Garda Síochána/Twitter Wednesday 15 Feb 2017, 9:37 PM GARDAÍ WERE OUT in force on the roads today with a number of cars being seized and charges issued.In Kildare, a driver will appear in court after they were found with no tax and a false insurance disk displayed. Short URL Source: An Garda Síochána/Twitterlast_img read more

Migration Alliance backs Duttons call to review citizenship test

first_imgImmigration Minister Peter Dutton’s call to review Australia’s citizenship test has been backed by the country’s primary immigration site, Migration Alliance. Last week the minister told various media outlets that the test should move away from its current focus on Australian trivia to have more of a focus on determining whether future citizens can demonstrate sharing societal principles that have made Australia the success that it is.“Minister Dutton is proposing that the Australian government should take a low-cost, sensible and precautionary step to help ensure that the people who are allowed to take up citizenship in our so-far safe, free and egalitarian nation genuinely share the values of the vast majority,” said Migration Alliance founder Liana Allan.“The minister has made the point that in many cases, particularly when people are coming from the Middle East, country of origin records are unreliable and we must rely on the word of the individual. That means we must be more careful about our questioning, and we certainly should demand a higher level of evidence to support people’s assertions about their behaviour.”To ensure that those being granted citizenship are not past, present or future lawbreakers and “a drain on the public purse”, the Alliance believes the government should have the right to do whatever is in its power.While as much evidence as possible should be sought prior to the person’s arrival, Ms Liana said there is no acceptable excuse for not pursuing the matter even after applicants begin living in Australia.“Changing our citizenship test, as Dutton suggests, would threaten only those who it seeks to identify: people who want to come here with a view to damaging or exploiting Australia’s way of life,” Ms Allan added. “It is, just like the Abbott government’s prosecution of the highly-successful Operation Sovereign Borders, simply a modern echo of former prime minister John Howard’s 2001 assertion that Australia should decide who comes to this country and the circumstances in which they come. “That’s the right approach, and one which should have the backing of both sides of parliament.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Pas de risques avec la batterie de lIpad 3

first_imgPas de risques avec la batterie de l’Ipad 3 ?Problème de surcharge, autonomie réduite…Les suspicions liées à la batterie du Nouvel Ipad sont nombreuses sur la Toile. Des journalistes de MacWorld, qui ont demandé l’expertise de professionnels, ont mené leur enquête. Leur conclusion lève les derniers doutes que l’on pouvait avoir sur le module d’autonomie de l’Ipad 3.Plus puissante, car devant alimenter un écran Rétina à la définition plus élevée, la batterie du nouvel Ipad, ou Ipad 3, est l’objet de nombre de questions sur la Toile.Des problèmes de surcharge ou d’autonomie à l’affichage singulier ou ne respectant pas les spécificités énoncées par le constructeur ont été pointés du doigt, comme le cas d’espèce soulevé par Raymond Soneira, Président de DisplayMate Technologies, relevé par Le Monde informatique.Les journalistes de MacWorld (lien non disponible) ont demandé à Carl Howe, vice président pour les recherches concernant le marché mobile, du cabinet The Yankee Group, d’éclaircir ces points. Et ses conclusions sont sans appel : il n’y a pas de problème avec la batterie de l’Ipad 3.Concernant l’affichage de la rechargeÀ lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Il indique que de charger et de decharger complètement la batterie au moins une fois par mois permet d’étalonner l’ensemble et de préserver le bon fonctionnement de l’Ipad. L’autonomie s’établit bien à 10 heures en fonctionnement, mais sa batterie, qui a besoin de plus de capacité que celle des Ipads antérieurs (42,5 watt/h contre 25 watt/h), se charge plus lentement de fait…L’utilisateur d’Ipad 3 devra donc être plus patient que celui qui manipule un Ipad 2.Concernant la chargeSur la charge proprement dite, Carl Howe explique qu’il n’y a pas de danger lié à un prolongement de la durée de raccordement à une prise électrique, ni de risque de dommage matériel. La tablette intègre un circuit de charge interne modulant la prise d’énergie par rapport au temps de charge. Ce dernier effectue une “charge de maintien”, qui “verserai” un goutte à goutte d’énergie jusqu’à atteindre les fameux 100%. Et après ? Cela ne poserait pas de problème et le système serait capable de gérer le surplus comme une sorte de bonus ! Les heureux possesseurs pourraient donc désormais dormir sur leurs deux oreilles, rechargeant leur tablette fétiche, et sachant qu’ils la récupèreront en pleine forme le lendemain matin.Le 29 mars 2012 à 09:45 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Researchers Have Invented a Quieter Less Terrifying Airplane Toilet

first_imgStay on target Watch: Plane Lands on Highway, Gets ‘Pulled Over’ in WashingtonWatch: Wild Turbulence Throws Flight Attendant Into Cabin Ceiling If you’re a frequent flyer, you know how loud airplane toilets could be. Flushing could produce a noise so terrifyingly loud, it almost seems like the whole lavatory is being sucked out through that tiny hole.But changes might be coming: Researchers from Brigham Young University have invented a vacuum-assisted toilet that is about half as loud as the regular airplane commode.“People have told us they don’t want their kids to be scared to use the bathroom on a flight,” said lead researcher Kent Gee, BYU professor of physics. “So, we’ve used good physics to solve the problem.”While aviation tech has developed, the airline industry hasn’t been able to improve vacuum-assisted toilets over the last 25 years. That’s because getting airplane toilets to flush with very little water requires a partial vacuum, which at 38,000 feet, pulls air at nearly half the speed of sound. When things move at that speed, any disturbance at all to the flow — like the bend of a pipe or a valve — generates significant noise.And with cabins now quieter than ever due to newer airplanes, toilet flushes reverberate much more throughout the cabin.“Airline companies have always had standards for the toilet noise, but they’ve never met those and there has never been much pressure to do so,”said Scott Sommerfeldt, BYU professor of mechanical engineering. “Now with the reduced cabin sound levels, the sound of the toilet flushing is more noticeable and customers are pushing back.”To solve the problem, the BYU team focused on three valve conditions during the flush cycle: the initial noise level peak associated with the flush valve opening, an intermediate noise level plateau associated with the valve being fully opened and the final noise level peak associated with the flush valve closing.The researchers added additional piping to increase the distance between the toilet bowl and the flush valve and made the pipe attachment at the bowl more of a gradual bend as opposed to a sharp 90-degree angle.Tests of the new contraption show aeroacoustically-generated noise dropped up to 16 decibels during the flush valve opening and about 5 to 10 decibels when the valve is fully opened.“It’s a great mix between physics and engineering,” said grad student Michael Rose, lead author on the team’s paper published in Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics. “The toilet is much quieter and now kids won’t think they’re going to get sucked out.”The researchers have filed three patents on the new toilet and are now working with an industry partner to bring it to market. The invention works with existing airplane toilets — only the elbow need be removed during a retrofit, while the valve and the bowl can remain where they are.The vacuum-assisted tech could also be used for toilets on cruise ships and trains and even in green building projects where housing units are looking at ways to reduce water usage.More on Geek.com:This $5 Million Solar-Powered Yacht Cruises in ‘Pure Silence’Watch How Virgin Atlantic Engineers Change a Wheel on a Boeing 747This Embraer Shark Plane Has No Dreaded Middle Seatslast_img read more

Safe Walkways submits safety proposals to Mayor Faulconer on electric scooters

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: January 2, 2019 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)- A local group of San Diegans submitted its proposals to Mayor Faulconer to address the safety issues over electric scooters.The group is called Safe Walkways and joining KUSI to talk more about their campaign is Dr. Jonathan Freeman.Their public discussion group for people concerned about walking in safety, The Promenaders, is at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1696755990372675For further information send an email to SafeWalkwaysSD@Gmail.com. KUSI Newsroom, January 2, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Safe Walkways submits safety proposals to Mayor Faulconer on electric scooterslast_img read more