GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netIt’s only been two games, but Jericho Cruz looks like he has found a new home in TNT.After having a solid debut for the KaTropa last Wednesday, the 27-year-old was at it again, this time punishing the Phoenix defense on his way to 17 points, three rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block in a 118-97 victory for the last quarterfinals slot.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It was a perfect encore just days after he posted 17 points, four assists, three rebounds, and two steals in a 101-75 blowout of NLEX.And Cruz only has one man to thank for his early success.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“I just want to thank coach Nash for giving me all the trust. That’s big for me because without him, I wouldn’t be in this position right now,” he said.Cruz has put his past behind him as he moved forward from the mid-conference trade that saw him go from Rain or Shine to TNT. And in his two-week stay, the former Adamson guard has made strides joining his new backcourt partners like Jayson Castro, Roger Pogoy, and RR Garcia. Castro, TNT unfazed ahead of quarters duel vs top seed SMB Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ “We’re just having fun,” he shared. “We help each other up, we’re pushing each other. Especially kuya Jayson who is vocal to us. All I want is to help the team because I’m really happy to be here right now.”Cruz also acknowledged that it’s not just all fun and games especially with a quarterfinal duel against San Miguel set on Tuesday.“As we all know, San Miguel is the number one team right now, especially if it’s in the all-Filipino because nobody can guard June Mar (Fajardo),” he said. “But for us, we’ll just gonna help each other out. We’re just excited to play, try to put up a show, and help the team win.”ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Former NHLer and current Vancouver Canucks player development consultant Scott Walker has been announced as the head coach of Team Canada White for the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. Walker’s coaching history includes five seasons as bench boss of the Guelph Storm of the Ontario Hockey League, and he served as an assistant coach on Canada’s gold medal winning world junior team from this past January.Walker has also been associated with the bronze medal Canadian junior team in 2012, and Canada’s Under-18 squad from the Ivan Hlinka Tournament.In his playing days he tallied 379 points in 829 NHL games.- Advertisement -Walker is replacing Jamie Kompon who had step down due to conflicting commitments.
“I moved out here to be an actress and I have strong morals,” she said. “But it’s easy to see how you start to think the world is just about you.” Clarkson was shot through the mouth in the foyer of Spector’s Alhambra home Feb. 3, 2003, after going home with him from her job as a hostess at the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip. Spector, a top record producer in the 1960s and ’70s has pleaded not guilty to murder. About 100 people are being questioned for jury service after filling out wide-ranging questionnaires a month ago. As of late Tuesday morning, none had been removed from the panel. The next prospect questioned, also a woman, said she also concluded that Spector was guilty. But she said she had served on juries before and thought she could separate her opinions from evaluation of the evidence. She had written on her questionnaire: “In my opinion Phillip is at fault for her death.” Asked by defense attorney Roger Rosen to elaborate, she said, “If she hadn’t gone there she would be alive.” An immigrant woman who said her English was limited stated that she knew little about the case but felt “you have to know who’s coming to your home for your own safety. … I’m thinking if somebody’s coming to your home you have to be responsible for your guest.” Another prospective juror, who is a prosecutor, said she could be fair. Rosen moved on to a young woman who wrote on her questionnaire: “I think he’s guilty, just like O.J. Simpson.” Under questioning, the woman said she followed the Simpson case very closely, thought there was a lot of evidence to support his guilt and thought prosecutors did a bad job of presenting the evidence. As a result, she said, she thought jurors did the right thing in finding there was a reasonable doubt, but she added that she still thought Simpson was guilty. “In this case, do you equate Phillip with O.J. Simpson?” asked Rosen. “Yeah, I guess that’s right,” said the woman. Simpson was acquitted of the 1994 murders of ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LOS ANGELES – Music producer Phil Spector was confronted Tuesday with prospective jurors who declared they had already decided he was guilty of the slaying of actress Lana Clarkson. “Honestly, I think he did it,” a young aspiring actress said during jury selection. “I think I’m a fair person but it would be very difficult to forget what I read.” She said she believed celebrities often have things handed to them and as a result they “just act inappropriately.”
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Environment Canada has issued a warning for rainfall and thunderstorms.They say 25-75 mm could fall by Tuesday and will potentially be punctuated by heavy downpours from thunderstorms. The storm is expected to arrive tonight and continue through to Tuesday. You can read the full weather statement below. “Heavy rain potential for the central interior and northeastern B.C. beginning tonight.The regions of Prince George, Williston, MacGregor, northern Cariboo, B.C. Peace River and Fort Nelson may receive significant rainfall amounts beginning tonight. The potential for heavy rainfall will continue through Tuesday.An upper low pressure system approaching the BC coast this afternoon will gradually drift across the middle of the province over the next 48 hours, reaching western Alberta on Monday. Bands of rain, possibly punctuated by heavy downpours from thunderstorms, will affect the above regions beginning tonight and until Tuesday.Due to the considerable uncertainty among computer models regarding location of the highest rainfall amounts, at this time a wide range of rainfall amounts is forecast. Affected communities could receive between 25 and 75 mm of total rainfall by Tuesday.”Advertisement – Advertisement –
Arsene Wenger says he is ready to make peace with long-term rival Jose Mourinho.The Arsenal boss has never beaten Mourinho in the Premier League but will be hoping to strike lucky at the 13th attempt when the Portuguese takes his Manchester United side to the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.The pair have clashed both verbally and physically since Mourinho’s arrival at Chelsea in 2004 and their touchline antics have long-been a sideshow to any meeting of their respective teams.Sunday’s game is arguably bigger for Wenger, who has still yet to announce whether he will sign a new deal to remain at Arsenal beyond the end of the current season.The 67-year-old has seen a minority of fans begin protests against a new contract being offered after a run of poor form left the Gunners out of the Premier League top four and humbled by a 10-2 Champions League aggregate defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich.Wenger has guided Arsenal to a third FA Cup final in four years but that has done little to curtail calls for his exit, especially after Sunday’s 2-0 north London derby defeat at Tottenham means Spurs will finish above their neighbours for the first time since 1995.Mourinho visits either side of a Europa League semi-final clash with Celta Vigo and, despite United still harbouring their own ambitions of a top-four finish, he said on Wednesday he may rest some of his key players on Sunday.But away from the pitch, Wenger is prepared to call a truce with Mourinho, in a similar way as he did with Sir Alex Ferguson when the pair were fighting for titles.Asked whether his relationship with the former United boss mellowed over time, Wenger replied: “Mellowed? Yes. We have respect.“I think I try to respect everybody and I do not want to make a case of any person. I think it is important that I focus on my own team, the performance of my team and forget all the rest.”When questioned on whether amicable ground could be found with Mourinho, he said: “I am open always in life for everything, you know, for peace.“But what is important when you are a competitor is that you give absolutely everything to win the next game.”During the Wenger and Ferguson rivalry, meetings between Arsenal and United would often dictate the destination of the title.Heading into this weekend, Arsenal are sixth with their visitors just a place above them in fifth, with Wenger admitting other clubs have now caught up with the duo.“It just shows that everybody has moved up,” he said. “The number of clubs that can fight at the top is bigger this season and the difference between the teams is smaller. As soon as you are not at your best you can lose.”United’s fate immediately after Ferguson retired following 26 years as manager has often been portrayed as a warning for what Arsenal could expect when Wenger leaves.The Red Devils have made the top four only once in the three full seasons since his departure, despite spending vast sums of money.But Wenger said: “It can as well go better from when I leave one day.“You know, when you are such a long time at a club like I am, like Ferguson was, it is a little bit like when you have children. You want them to be happy. Even when you are not there anymore, you want them to be happy.”He was adamant Arsenal would not shift their summer transfer targets if they failed to make the Champions League and claimed he would follow Mourinho in taking the Europa League seriously.The Frenchman added: “It means we focus on the same players. I take every competition seriously. The only thing I always did over the years was to use the League Cup to give chances to young players. We always treated all the other competitions seriously.” 1 The pair have clashed both verbally and physically since Mourinho’s arrival at Chelsea in 2004
THE search is on for a possible Donegal winner of more than €5M in Saturday night’s Lotto!So far the National Lottery are saying the winner bought his or her winning ticket in the North West.And whoever it is has just pocketed €5,146,800. It’s one of the largest pay-outs in the North West after several rollovers.So if you played the lottery last night, you’d better check.All the winning numbers are below.And good luck. It could be with you! And here’s the draw for Saturday 06 April 2013 = and those winning numbers!1 12 16 26 27 29 BONUS 41Jackpot: €5,146,800 SO WHO JUST WON MORE THAN €5M ON THE LOTTERY? was last modified: April 7th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalSO WHO JUST WON MORE THAN €5M ON THE LOTTERY?
The North West 10k committee is now making a final call for expressions of interest from charities who would like to be beneficiaries from the 24th Run & Walk which will take place on Sunday the 3rd of May next year.The closing date for entries is this Friday, November 1st. North West 10k Chairperson Neil Martin says there is still time to get expressions of interest into to Ann Condon, at Grand Central, Complex, Canal Road, Letterkenny or email firstname.lastname@example.org.The North West 10k had been a hugely successful fundraiser over the past 23 years. This is an ideal opportunity for charities to get involved in an event that has raised 827,903 euros for 34 different organisations since 1997. Mr Martin said: “This is our final call for charities to put in expressions of interest. There’s a lot of hard work involved but the rewards are well worth it. We had three charities who shared 51,000 euros. That’s 9,000 euros each. So there is still time for charities to get their applications in to us by this Friday, November 1st.”Final call for North West 10k charities was last modified: October 30th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:2020 North West 10kNeil MartinNorth West 10k
Eureka >> Del Norte point guard Peyton Healy scored 13 points against the St. Bernard’s Crusaders at St. Bernard’s Academy Monday evening. But it was the last point she scored that held the most importance. Healy’s free throw with 3.6 seconds left gave Del Norte a one-point lead as the Warriors held on for a 54-51 win over the Crusaders.“Chest back and arm through the rim,” said Healy when asked what she was thinking of when she approached the free-throw line in a tie game after grabbing a …
Reduce oil production for other reasonsWhat all this means, I believe, is that we should shift away from the motivation of peak oil as our reason for promoting alternatives. A peak in world oil production — due to supply limits — just isn’t going to happen anytime soon, perhaps not even in our lifetimes. We need to use other arguments for curtailing our consumption of oil and other fossil fuels, including coal and natural gas.Fossil fuels are highly polluting in their extraction, combustion, and (especially with coal) waste disposal. More importantly, these energy sources release into the atmosphere vast quantities of carbon dioxide, the most significant of the greenhouse gasses that are contributing to global climate change.While the political world has shifted away from climate change as an issue, I believe that is a very short-lived phenomena that will evaporate as quickly as those rare showers on Nebraska corn fields this summer. It wouldn’t surprise me if climate change returns as an issue of debate as soon as the November elections this year.Temperature records are being broken by the thousands this year, with July the hottest month ever recorded in the U.S. — going back to 1895, when widespread recordkeeping began. Drought covers 63% of the nation, and is driving up the cost of food worldwide (see the Drought Monitor, which is updated weekly). Dry conditions are fueling record fires in Colorado and elsewhere. Scientists are almost universally accepting of the role humans have played in creating this climate change; as more of the public feels the effects I believe they will force politicians to finally stand up and do something about it.Forget about peak oil. Let’s get on with dealing with climate change. So where are we today, relative to peak oil?Statistics on world oil production, consumption, and reserves are tracked by various entities; one widely quoted source is the BP Statistical Review of World Energy; I am pulling numbers from the 2012 edition, which includes data through 2011. Unlike The Campbell and Laherrère statistics quoted above, the BP statistics include unconventional oil, such as tar sands and very deep deposits.Proven reserves of oil, according to the BP report, totaled 1,653 BBO at the end of 2011. This compares with proven reserves in 2001 (ten years earlier) of 1,267 BBO and proven reserves in 1991 (twenty years earlier) of 1,033 BBO. In other words, since 1991, the proven reserves have increased 60%. (Some challenge the BP statistics; you can read a contrasting view in this post on The Oil Drum.)Global annual consumption of oil in 2011 totaled 32.1 BBO, up from 26.1 BBO in 1996 (according to the BP statistics). As a point of reference, 32.1 billions of barrel per year converts to about 1,000 barrels per second. (One barrel is defined as 42 gallons, so that’s about 42,000 gallons per second.) Big numbers.Since the end of 2011, as more deep-sea Brazilian oil and oil recovered through hydraulic fracturing (fracking) comes online, I’m guessing that the rate of increase in proven reserves could actually increase over the next few decades.Furthermore, I predict that the once all-important distinction between “conventional” and “unconventional” oil will break down over time. As technologies improve for very deep drilling (measured in miles rather than feet), such wells will become more common. Fracking will become more common as a strategy for rejuvenating oil fields that had been considered depleted. I don’t like this, particularly given the huge risks and environmental impacts of such extraction methods, but I fear that it’s the reality. I first wrote about “peak oil” in 1998, reporting on an in-depth article in Scientific American by petroleum geologists Colin Campbell, PhD, and Jean Laherrère. Campbell and Laherrère believed that up to that time the world had consumed about 800 billion barrels of oil (BBO), and the known reserves of conventional crude oil totaled about 850 bbl in 1996 and another 200 BBO of conventional oil was yet to be discovered.The result, they argued, was that the world would reach the halfway point — or the peak — in (conventional) world oil production within the first decade of the 21st century. That peak would occur, they argued, when cumulative world oil consumption reached about 925 BBO. (At that time the world was consuming 23.6 BBO per year.)The significance of peak oil is that once that point is reached, so the proponents argue, annual oil production will begin an inexorable decline with a concomitant rise in cost. It would become too expensive to use oil for many uses, and the “end of the oil age” would be in sight.This was a resonant chord for a lot of people — myself included. The end of cheap oil would mean the shift to cleaner fuels and a slowing of the release of greenhouse gasses. It would result in improvements in fuel economy of vehicles; it would encourage homeowners to shift to cleaner heating fuels; and it would spur the development of plug-in hybrid vehicles that could be powered by solar electricity. “Peak oil” became a rallying cry and the subject of dozens of books. Alex is founder of BuildingGreen, Inc. and executive editor of Environmental Building News. To keep up with Alex’s latest articles and musings, you can sign up for his Twitter feed.
Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#mobile#web Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces First, the good news: The number of click-throughs on mobile advertisements that were mistaken or fraudulent dropped slightly over the last year. Now the bad news: As much as 40% of clicks on mobile ads are so-called worthless clicks, offering no return on investment for the advertiser, according to a new study.The study, which was released on Wednesday, was commissioned by Trademob, a Berlin-based mobile app marketing platform. The company analyzed six million mobile advertising clicks on 10 of the biggest mobile advertising networks. Conclusion: Advertisers are wasting a lot of money on mobile ads.“There’s a problem when only 60 cents of every dollar are actually being put to work,” said Trademob founder and CEO Ravi Kamran.The study was conducted in June and found that 22 percent of ad clicks are “misclicks,” or accidental clicks, and 18 percent were fraudulent. Those accidental and fraudulent clicks had a conversion rate of less than 0.1%.There were some bright spots in the study for advertisers. A similar study conducted a year ago said 47% of clicks on mobile ads were worthless, so the percentage appears to have dropped. And the Trademob study showed a decline in the number of accidental clicks, from 25% to 22%.“We are seeing fewer accidental clicks today due to increased device screen size and different user behavior,” Kamran said. “Still, more than one in five clicks is purely accidental, which can be prevented by proper ad placement and ad verification techniques.”Harder to fight, however, is click fraud. Of the fraudulent clicks in the study, 56% involved sophisticated botnet and client-side fraud, typically using hijacked devices to create fake clicks that go unnoticed by the user. The other 44% were attributed to server-side fraud, in which publishers instructed servers to report data that masked millions of fake clicks as real ones. dave copeland