UAAP volleyball: Young NU squad pulls off five-set stunner over UP

first_imgHong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Princess Robles paced NU’s offense with 17 points while Lacsina added 16 points with Audrey Paran and Roselyn Doria pitching in 12 points for the Lady Bulldogs.Rookie libero Jennifer Nierva was NU’s stabilizer on the defensive end with 26 excellent digs and 29 successful receptions.Carlos and Justine Dorog led UP with 15 points apiece. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Palace: Up to MTRCB, DFA chief to pull out ‘Abominable’ from cinemas PLAY LIST 00:54Palace: Up to MTRCB, DFA chief to pull out ‘Abominable’ from cinemas00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Naito destruction puts Rene Catalan in ONE world title conversation Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policycenter_img Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Lady Bulldogs, who have six rookies and three sophomores in their lineup, moved up to solo sixth in the standings with a 2-4 record while the Lady Maroons stayed at fifth at 3-3.Despite the overwhelming pressure of the fifth set, the youngsters of NU showed utmost composure in dealing with the shell shocked Lady Maroons.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesUP was a point away from winning it all with a  14-10 lead in the fifth but the Lady Bulldogs mounted a near improbable 5-0 run with Ivy Lacsina giving NU a 15-14 lead with a devastating down-the-line kill.Isa Molde managed to tie things at 15-15 but Lacsina once again struck gold right before Audrey Luceño denied Diana Carlos for the Lady Bulldogs’ victory. View comments 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash LATEST STORIES MANILA, Philippines—Rookie-laden National University overcame inexperience and  stunned University of the Philippines, 25-17, 14-25, 17-25, 25-23, 17-15, in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Center.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Sports Ministry announces Rs 10 lakh grant for Shahid

first_imgNew Delhi, Jul 2 (PTI) The Union Sports minister Dr Jitendra Singh today announced a grant of Rs 10 lakh for ailing Olympic gold medallist Mohammed Shahid, who is undergoing treatment for serious liver and kidney ailment at Medanta Medicity in Gurgaon. “All medical expenses for Md Shahid reimbursed + Rs 10L from @YASMinistry at immediate disposal for overhead expenses,” sports minister Jitendra Singh tweeted after paying a visit to the ailing hockey legend. Dr Singh, who himself is a diabetologist also tweeted about the diagnosis done by the visiting doctors. “Discussed Md. Shahid case with attending doctors. Suffering from Hepatic Failure with Hepato-renal syndrome,” he also tweeted. Shahids medical expenses are being taken care by his employers Indian Railways. Known for his artistic stickwork, Shahid was a member of the V Baskaran led Indian team that won its last gold medal at the 1980 Moscow Olympics. Shahid was also a part of the team that won silver at the Delhi Asiad in 1982 and bronze in the Seoul Asiad in 1986. PTI KHS KHSlast_img read more

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PBA Player of the Week: Kiefer Ravena makes up for lost time

first_imgDuterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines—Kiefer Ravena made sure the rest of the league would know about his return.Ravena is making up for lost time after being out for 18 months due to a Fiba-imposed suspension.ADVERTISEMENT This jewelry designer is also an architect Read Next Thieves steal 500,000 euros from Olympiakos basketball team offices Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? In just his third game back in the PBA, the NLEX guard has helped his team to a 3-0 record in the 2019 Governors’ Cup and his big contributions has earned him the PBA Press Corps Player of the Week honors.The 25-year-old Ravena was at his best this past week, displaying his all-around brilliance in the Road Warriors’ two victories over the Meralco Bolts and Blackwater Elite.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40He fired a season-high 25 points that went with seven rebounds and seven assists in a 115-109 win over the Elite on Sunday in Sta. Rosa, Laguna.That performance was a followup to his 15 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in a 105-99 triumph over the Bolts last Wednesday. DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemicalcenter_img Behind Ravena and reinforcement Olu Ashaolu, NLEX has emerged as the surprise leader early in the conference.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc MOST READ LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Becoming his own manlast_img read more

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India bids to host men’s or women’s hockey World Cup in 2023

first_imgIndia are among the six countries that have presented bids to host the next edition of the hockey World Cup, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) announced Tuesday.India have proposed conducting the event for either men or women in the January 13 to 29, 2023 window, which has also been preferred by Australia and New Zealand. India have hosted the men’s World Cup thrice, the latest being last year in Bhubaneswar.Spain, Malaysia and Germany have proposed organising the event in the July 1 to 17, 2022 window.”Bidding countries had to indicate until the deadline of 31 January 2019 also their preferred time window, either 1-17 July 2022 or 13-29 January 2023,” the FIH said in a statement.Six countries submit their bid to host the next Hockey World Cups!The events to be played in 2022 & 2023!Click on the link for more details https://t.co/YhfqSjbNPv#HWC #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/xq6sJKTcHSInternational Hockey Federation (@FIH_Hockey) February 5, 2019FIH will now start the evaluation process of the bids and its Executive Board will make the final decision on both hosts in June this year.”FIH is glad to have received such strong bids. This confirms how appealing our events are,” FIH CEO Thierry Weil said.last_img read more

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Ohio State Insider Comments On Urban Meyer’s Future

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer during an Ohio State football game.NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on prior to the All State Sugar Bowl against the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Over the past few weeks, Urban Meyer has fielded questions about his health and potential future as the head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes. Following his health scare against Indiana earlier this season, Meyer revealed he’s dealing with a cyst that leads to severe headaches.When asked if he plans to continue on as the head coach of the Buckeyes, Meyer has remained adamant that he wants to coach. However, one Ohio State insider is questioning that desire.Earlier this week, 247Sports editor Dave Biddle asked Meyer about his future with the program and came away with more questions than answers.Here’s what Biddle had to say about the situation.“When I asked him earlier this week if he wants to respond to all of the rumors out there that he’s going to retire after this year, he said simply, ‘I plan on coaching.’ I was almost shocked that he didn’t have a more forceful denial. Then I asked him to follow up. Can you say definitively that you’ll be coaching at Ohio State? He said yes. You might take him at his word.Just the way he answered that question gives me some doubts. If you’re a Buckeye fan out there and you’re curious, I think there’s now at least a chance that Urban Meyer is strongly considering walking away after this season. If I had to guess right now, I do think he’ll be back in 2019, but the way he answered the questions earlier this week really gave me pause.”Ohio State came in as the nation’s No. 10 team in the first College Football Playoff rankings released on Tuesday night. The Buckeyes will have a chance to fight their way back into the College Football Playoff race if the team can take care of business in the Big Ten.A huge matchup with Michigan looms at the end of the regular season. This weekend Ohio State hosts Nebraska.As for Meyer’s future beyond this season, the questions will continue.[247Sports]last_img read more

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Hospital Construction Begins with SodTurning

first_imgResidents of Colchester East Hants are a step closer to a new hospital with a sod-turning event today, Oct. 9, at the site of the new Colchester Regional Hospital. “A new hospital for Colchester East Hants is a major step on the road to improving health care for residents in this part of the province,” said Premier Rodney MacDonald, who attended the event. “This project is one of the many ways we are working together toward better care that is available to Nova Scotia families when and where they need it.” When completed in 2011, the new hospital will better support the health programs that are offered in the regional hospital. Health-care workers can also look forward to a significant improvement in their work environment. “This is a great day for area residents and health-care providers,” said Health Minister Chris d’Entremont. “In addition to this new hospital, we are building 213 new long-term care beds and replacing a nursing home in Colchester. For residents, this means better health care. For health-care providers, it makes our province more attractive.” In August, the province announced it would invest an additional $51-million to ensure the replacement of the Colchester Regional Hospital moves forward. Combined with the funds Colchester East Hants communities are raising, the total budget of the replacement project is $155 million. “Our health-care teams and communities have been working hard for some time,” said Peter MacKinnon, CEO, Colchester East Hants Health Authority. “We are pleased to be achieving this positive result through our partnership with government and the support of our communities.” Chris MacDougall, chair of the To Our Health Campaign added, “This campaign is about more than just building a hospital, it’s about building a legacy of caring and support for the generations to follow. There’s more to do yet, but I know how important health care is to everyone and I know that with the continued support of our community, we’ll reach our goal.”last_img read more

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Facebook says 50M user accounts affected by security breach

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – Facebook says it recently discovered a security breach affecting nearly 50 million user accounts.The hack is the latest setback for Facebook during a year of tumult for the global social media service.In a blog post , the company says hackers exploited a bug that affected its “View As” feature, which lets people see what their profiles look like to someone else. That would let attackers steal the “access tokens” Facebook uses to keep people logged in. Possession of those tokens would allow attackers to “seize control” of user accounts, Facebook said.Facebook says it has taken steps to fix the security problem and alerted law enforcement.To deal with the issue, Facebook reset some logins, so 90 million people have been logged out and will have to log in again. That includes anyone who has been subject to a “View As” lookup in the past year.Facebook says it doesn’t know who is behind the attacks or where they’re based. In a call with reporters on Friday, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that the company doesn’t know yet if any of the accounts that were hacked were misused.Jake Williams, a security expert at Rendition Infosec, said the stolen access tokens would have likely allowed attackers to view private posts and probably post status updates or shared posts as the compromised user, but wouldn’t affect passwords.“The bigger concern (and something we don’t know yet) is whether third party applications were impacted,” Williams said in a text exchange. “Facebook offers a login service for third parties to allow users to log into their apps using Facebook. In other words, Facebook is providing the identity management for countless other sites and services. These access tokens that were stolen show when a user is logged into Facebook and that may be enough to access a user’s account on a third party site.News broke early this year that data analytics firm that once worked for the Trump campaign, Cambridge Analytica, had gained access to personal data from millions of user profiles. Then a congressional investigation found that agents from Russia and other countries have been posting fake political ads since at least 2016. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared at a Congressional hearing over Facebook’s privacy policies in April.Facebook has more than 2 billion users worldwide. The company said people do not need to change their Facebook passwords, but anyone having trouble logging on should visit the site’s help centre . Those who want to log out can visit the “Security and Login” section of their settings, which lists the places that people are logged into Facebook. It has a one-click option of logging out of all locations.Ed Mierzwinski, the senior director of consumer advocacy group U.S. PIRG, said the breach was “very troubling.”“It’s yet another warning that Congress must not enact any national data security or data breach legislation that weakens current state privacy laws, preempts the rights of states to pass new laws that protect their consumers better, or denies their attorneys general rights to investigate violations of or enforce those laws,” he said in a statement.Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter said “the most important point is that we found out from them,” meaning Facebook, as opposed to a third party.“As a user, I want Facebook to proactively protect my data and let me know when it’s compromised,” he said. “Shareholders should ultimately approve of Facebook’s handling of the issue.”___An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated the day of Mark Zuckerberg’s call with reporters.___AP technology reporter Frank Bajak in Boston contributed to this report.last_img read more

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Kyrgyzstan UN says 75000 still displaced one month after clashes

16 July 2010The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said today that some 75,000 people are still displaced one month after the deadly clashes in southern Kyrgyzstan, which uprooted nearly 400,000 people and sent many fleeing to neighbouring Uzbekistan. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said today that some 75,000 people are still displaced one month after the deadly clashes in southern Kyrgyzstan, which uprooted nearly 400,000 people and sent many fleeing to neighbouring Uzbekistan.In the southern Kyrgyz cities of Osh and Jalalabad, where violence erupted last month, the situation is calm, but agency spokesperson Melissa Fleming told reporters in Geneva that there are dozens of police checkpoints. The two cities also remain under a strict evening curfew.“This in turn is preventing difficulties for people without personal papers, and there are frequent allegations of police harassment,” she added.In recent weeks, UNHCR and its partners have interviewed thousands of people as it carries out monitoring and shelter surveys.“At the peak of this crisis, we estimated that 400,000 people were affected,” Ms. Fleming said.Currently, 75,000 people – including those who are afraid to return or cannot because their homes have been destroyed – still need shelter assistance.The loss of personal papers, including birth certificates, passports and documents proving ownership of land, is proving to be debilitating, UNHCR said.For example, in the Furkat district of Osh, the agency saw a family of 12 who had lost all of their paperwork when they fled their home early last month. They are now having difficulty applying for new papers, with nothing to confirm their identities.“Such problems are widespread,” Ms. Fleming noted.UNHCR and its partners are counseling people on their rights and on procedures for procuring documentation, as well as discussing how to enhance the reissuing of documents with the State Registration Service.Most people are working to rehabilitate their own homes, but the work is substantial and help from the Government and the international community is critical, the agency said.UNHCR has reached an agreement with Kyrgyz authorities on the immediate reconstruction of 550 homes in Jalalabad and Osh, and the agency is also supporting the building in time for the start of winter of two warm rooms of up to 50 square metres for families whose homes were damaged or destroyed. read more

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China confident its relationship with Sri Lanka will grow stronger

He noted that the friendship between China and Sri Lanka dates back a couple of millennium and China strongly believes that the history-tested friendship between the two peoples is the solid foundation of excellent relations between the two countries. (Colombo Gazette) The Chinese Government today said that it is confident that the friendship with Sri Lanka will grow stronger.Cheng Xueyuan, the Ambassador-designate of the People’s Republic of China to Sri Lanka arrived in Colombo today. The Chinese Embassy in Colombo said that Cheng and his family were received at the Bandaranaike International Airport by representatives from the Protocol Division of the Foreign Ministry, Sri Lanka-China friendship associations, overseas Chinese enterprises and communities, as well as Chinese Embassy officials. He said that China and Sri Lanka will work together to promote peace, stability and prosperity in the region.“Ever since my middle school age, I learned from geography and history textbooks about this picturesque country of Ceylon, locating to the southeast of the Indian Subcontinent and at the centre of the vast Indian Ocean. With pure beaches, abundant flora and fauna, ancient cities and castles, and great Buddhist traditions, its people are hard-working, brave, talented and kind, not to mention they are enthusiastic, generous and gifted in many ways. In Sri Lanka, flowers and smiles reflect each other and could be seen everywhere. There are not only splendid gemstones, fragrant Ceylon tea, vast bluewaters, but also mountains, rivers, elephants and monkeys, to name just a few. I fall in love with this beautiful country from the bottom of my heart. And I am looking forward to experiencing its rich history, culture and customs, and cheering every change and achievement its people have made,” the envoy said. “We are fully confident that our great friendship has been becoming closer and closer as time goes on. As the 21st Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, I sincerely wish to make great friends with people of all circles on this Island, and look forward to promoting the China-Sri Lanka strategic partnership as well as join building the Belt and Road Initiative, and implementing the cooperative agreements. Under the great guidance from leaders of our two countries, we are ready to jointly build a China-Sri Lanka community of shared destiny and improve the wellbeing of the two peoples,” Cheng Xueyuan said on arriving in Colombo. read more

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More than 100 UNtrained Liberian police are deployed in capital

The 123 recruits completed their nine months of training on Saturday, which among other things included human rights education, riot control and community policing, spokesman Fred Eckhard told journalists at the daily briefing in New York.In the new Liberian National Police contingent positioned yesterday, 85 officers were new recruits, he added.The UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) aimed to train and equip 3,500 police by the end of next year, Mr. Eckhard said.

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Wednesday is Red Day at Brock U

Not one, not two, but three separate events on Wednesday has the University encouraging you to wear red and show your Badger Pride.On campus, the Brock men’s and women’s basketball teams are in must-win situations against the Guelph Gryphons. Tip-off at the Bob Davis Gymnasium is 6 p.m. (women) and 8 p.m. (men)Country recording artists Kira Isabella and Leah Daniels will rock Isaac’s with a concert beginning at 8 p.m.And last, but certainly not least, the Brock men’s hockey team open playoffs with a home game against the Windsor Lancers. Game time at the Seymour-Hannah Centre is 7:15 p.m.Keep your eyes on Brock’s social media accounts for a special Red Day contest.Let’s continue the momentum from the recent First Annual President’s Day Basketball Game, and last week’s Do It For Doczy hockey game, into Wednesday.  Be there or spread the word – Wednesday is Red Day at Brock U. read more

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Brock scientist in Brazil for Zika summit

Brock University medical entomologist Fiona Hunter is in Brazil for a global summit seeking ways to combat a mosquito that transmits Zika virus, dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever.Fiona Hunter participated in the conference — Crisis in the Americas: Joining Together to Address a Grand Challenge — in Maceio, Brazil Sunday, March 13. The summit involved the international community of entomologists, discussing the Aedes aegypti mosquito.It was held in conjunction with the joint Brazilian and Latin American Congresses of Entomology. Hunter will spend a few days at the entomolgy congress before flying home later this week.Hunter and her team at Brock are studying Zika to see if Canadian mosquitoes can transmit the virus.Last month, carefully sealed containers of Zika arrived at Brock’s campus, sent by the Public Health Agency of Canada. The team is growing the virus in cell culture so they can infect colony strains of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus with the virus. They will be testing whether the virus can be transmitted between male and female mosquitoes during mating, as well as whether female mosquitoes can pass the virus on to their eggs.Fiona Hunter is in Brazil for an entomology conference. read more

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Thad Matta earns 300th win in Ohio State mens basketball season opener

OSU freshman forward Jae’Sean Tate in action during a game against Marquette on Nov. 18 in Columbus. Credit: Lantern File PhotoOhio State men’s basketball coach Thad Matta notched his 300th win as the Buckeyes defeated Mount St. Mary’s 76-54 in the team’s first game of the season.Matta, who is in his 12th season with the team, became OSU’s all-time winningest coach during last season’s Big Ten tournament. His OSU teams now have a record of 300-94.“I’ve always said that I’m very fortunate to have the opportunity to be here at Ohio State,” Matta said. “It goes back to (Alex Haley’s) old saying, ‘When you see a turtle on the fence post, you know it didn’t get there by itself.’ That’s definitely me on that fence post.”Sophomore forward Jae’Sean Tate said Matta is deserving of his record.“That’s just another stat to add to his résumé, he’s a wonderful coach, he’s a wonderful guy and hopefully we have many to come this year,” Tate said.Tate, who missed the Buckeyes’ exhibition game against Walsh with a sprained ankle, helped lead the Buckeyes to victory with an impressive offensive showing. His 21 points were one shy of tying his career-high, and his two 3-point field goals nearly equaled his season total from his freshman campaign (three). “It definitely boosts my confidence. I’m still not where I want to be, so I have to continue to work, I can’t rest on that,” Tate said.Matta said as a coach it was rewarding to see Tate’s hard work pay off.“Jae’Sean was good. It was so exciting when he let his first three go, to see it go down. I’ve seen that kid, how diligent he’s been in terms of his work ethic and developing that,” Matta said.Two of the more veteran players on the roster, junior forward Marc Loving and sophomore forward Keita Bates-Diop, led the team in minutes with 35 and 38, respectively, but it was freshman center/forward Daniel Giddens who made one of the biggest impacts of the afternoon.The 6-foot-9 Mableton, Georgia, native made his presence known with 11 points in 26 minutes of hard play.“For myself individually, I just have to build on what I did today and just want to make this season a successful one,” Giddens said.Matta said he was impressed with Giddens’ play.“Daniel was everywhere. He was showing his chest, helping, getting back to his man,” Matta said. “The thing I love about Daniel is that effort is never going to be a problem for him. He’s a kid who cares, he is starving for extra work, he’s starving for finding ways to improve his game.” Giddens appeared to be calm on the court, but the freshman said he was “freaking out”  internally.“I’m not going to lie, I was nervous. I’m still nervous. This is new to me,” Giddens said.Other freshmen members of the Scarlet and Gray also made their presences known. Guard JaQuan Lyle put up 12 points, the third-highest of the team, and guard A.J. Harris came off the bench, showing off his publicized speed and energy. Meanwhile, guard Austin Grandstaff nailed a 3-point attempt, his first and only shot of his young career. The Buckeyes started the game strong going into the half with a 42-21 lead and a team field-goal percentage of 56.3 percent. The Mountaineers tried to mount a comeback in the second half, at one point cutting the deficit to 13 points.“I painted the picture at halftime, I said this is what could happen and it did. We got a little bit complacent,” Matta said. “We didn’t have the pace we needed in the second half.”Turnovers were an issue for the Buckeyes throughout the game, something Tate said will get better as the season goes along.“Having such a young team, being the first game I think that played a role in that. With two freshman point guards and so many young guys, we’ll mature as the season goes on,” Tate said.Matta said the turnovers were due to not making the simple play, and there’s still a lot of teaching needed for a young Buckeye team that has games both Tuesday and Friday. “I just told them after the game, ‘You guys want to play in the NBA? Well, you’ve got an NBA schedule this week,’” Matta said. “We’ve got to prepare for Grambling, but we also got to look at what we need to get better at.”The Buckeyes are set to take the court again at the Schottenstein Center on Tuesday at 7 p.m. against Grambling State. read more

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4th Delphi Economic Forum includes focus on how the diaspora can help

first_imgThe 4th Delphi Economic Forum kicked off on February 28 at what was once considered the centre of the ancient classical world.Not just an economic conference, but an annual meeting point for global political leaders and thinkers looking at emerging global trends. As such, the annual event has once again drawn people from all around the world to the slope of Mount Parnassos, specifically 500 international speakers, 2,500 delegates and 200 press members.This year’s theme – “The Challenge of Inclusive Growth” – focuses on issues such as national and cyber security, European policy on migration and asylum, EU bailouts, the Middle East and of even the Diaspora.The event was opened by Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos who spoke of the effects of technology and modern man’s relationship with it that is “fraught with contradictions”.“These are not contrasts, which could be compromised through a dialectical synthesis, but actual contradictions generated, on the one hand, the justified pride the creator takes in his creations,” Pavlopoulos said.“Fear, almost subconsciously, fuels the composite emotion that results from the mixture of the paradox and the absurd. This mixture is, ultimately, the awe felt by the creator when his creations begin to operate outside the scope of his designs and expectations. It is even more acutely felt when the creator thinks that he may be about to be surpassed or displaced by his creations.”Other keynote speakers at the European Cultural Centre of Delphi’s Artemis Hall include European Policy Study’s Chairman Joaquin Almunia with a talk about the differences between the Greek and Spanish crisis, World Bank Vice-President Nikos Christodoulides, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, North Macedonia Foreign Affairs Minister Nikola Dimitrov and many more.Prominent Greeks of the diaspora gathered for a panel discussion titled “Mobilising the Diaspora to Promote the Homeland”. Participants included Envolve Entrepreneurship President Jimmy Athanasopoulos, Bank of Sydney Chairman and President of the Hellenic Initiative Australia Leonidas Raptakis and Peter J Poulos of the Hellenic Initiative and many more panelists.The meeting, chaired by Emanuel Rouvelas from K&L, focused on how second- and third-generation Greeks can be mobilized to help Greece.The conference ends on March 3, and includes a number of livestreamed events to ensure that people from around the world can benefit from the discussions being held there.CLICK HERE for more information. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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30 des cancers pourraient être évités selon lOMS

first_img30% des cancers pourraient être évités selon l’OMSVendredi, l’Organisation mondiale de la santé a rappelé qu’au moins 30% des cancers pourraient être évités en changeant de mode de vie, et surtout en tenant compte des facteurs de risque. A l’occasion de la Journée mondiale contre le cancer organisée le 4 février, l’Organisation mondiale de la santé a rappelé les enjeux de la lutte contre cette maladie, devenue une cause majeure de décès dans le monde. Depuis des années, le cancer fait l’objet de très nombreuses recherches qui ont permis d’identifier des facteurs de risque cruciaux, parmi lesquels le tabagisme. Ainsi, l’OMS a tenu à rappeler qu’environ 30% des cas pourraient être évités en changeant son mode de vie. À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?A lui seul, le tabagisme “est le facteur de risque cancéreux le plus important, représentant 22% de la mortalité par cancer”. Mais il n’est pas le seul alors que l’obésité, la consommation insuffisante de fruits et légumes, le manque d’exercice, l’alcool, ou la pollution de l’air dans les villes ont également été identifiés comme jouant un rôle dans l’apparition de la maladie. A titre de prévention, l’OMS recommande donc d’éviter ces facteurs de risques et aussi de se faire vacciner contre le virus du papillome humain (HPV), responsable du cancer du col de l’utérus, qui fait des ravages dans les pays en développement. En outre, elle a également souligné l’importance de réduire son exposition au soleil.Selon les derniers chiffres mondiaux connus, le cancer a causé en 2008 pas moins de 7,6 millions de décès dans le monde, soit environ 13% de la mortalité mondiale. Les formes de cancer les plus meurtrières sont ceux du poumon, de l’estomac, du foie, du colon et du sein. Mais dans les pays pauvres, 20% des décès sont dus à des cancers provoqués par des infections virales, comme le virus de l’hépatite B ou le papillome humain, rappelle l’AFP. Les pays considérés comme pauvres ou à revenu moyen sont d’ailleurs les plus touchés par la maladie avec 70% des cas de décès. Des chiffres qui ne tendent pas vers l’amélioration selon les prévisions de l’OMS estimant le nombre de décès à 13,1 millions pour 2030.  Le 6 février 2012 à 17:39 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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EA Sports UFC 3 is the Most Realistic Fighting Game of 2018

first_imgStay on target Xbox One already has 11 confirmed gamesEA lets you play Sports games early with $25 Season Ticket Mixed Martial Arts is a highly complex fighting style because it combines so many different disciplines. In the same vein, EA Sports’ UFC series is just as deep as the sport it’s emulating. EA Sports UFC and its sequel were hallmark titles that elevated fighting games. Now, EA hopes to completely revolutionize the series and the genre with EA Sports UFC 3.Previous UFC games were lauded for their realism and authenticity. While this was true at the time, they weren’t perfect. The biggest knock against the games was the fact fighters couldn’t move and strike at the same time. The games had great animation, but there were times when they felt somewhat stilted and unnatural. UFC 3 now employs brand-new technology that arguably makes it the most realistic fighting game on the market.Real Player Motion (RPM) Tech is the engine that makes the magic happen. Players can now strike while moving and create their own seamless combos. UFC 3 has over 5,000 new animations motion captured from actual league fighters. The differences aren’t just visual, either. Playing the game feels a lot smoother and more responsive than before. The fact you can freely move around and strike makes a world of difference. The extra animations add another dimension of strategy and competition.Past EA Sports games (going as far back as 1999) captured motions by recording in pieces. The devs would then take this data and splice it together and attempt to make it all seamless. While the technology has improved over the decades, the transitions between animations were always apparent. Now with RPM, it is nearly impossible to tell when animations go from one to the next. What you get is a game that looks incredibly real. I actually had to take a second glance when I saw the teaser trailer. To quote Sammy Sosa: “It’s so real!”One of the things that makes MMA so exciting is its unpredictability. Unlike boxing, MMA fights can end in an instant if a fighter lands a critical blow. The same is true in UFC 3. Players must consider fighter position, stance, and exposure at all times. A well-timed punch can get you an immediate win. Conversely, missing a crucial strike can leave you open for a finishing blow. These factors were also important in previous UFC games. In UFC 3, their impact has been significantly heightened.UFC 3 has a massive roster of over 270 fighters. This includes new champions like Demetrius Johnson and legends like BJ Penn. Each fighter’s unique personalities have been captured to make each feel like their real-life counterpart. This not only includes the way fighters strut down to the octagon, but also how they fight. Players can execute the same combos of their favorite champions. This is about as close as you’ll get to being Georges St-Pierre or Connor Macgregor.UFC 2’s most-played mode was its career mode. Interestingly enough, this was also one of the community’s least favorite options. UFC 3’s G.O.A.T Career Mode takes things to another level by making what you do outside of the ring as important as what you do in it. Players have a set amount of time in-between fights. During that time, they must carefully balance when to train and when they’ll promote themselves and the upcoming bout. This is something real-life UFC fighters must also do. By making time for training and promotion, players will have a better sense of what it’s like to be an MMA fighter.Like any other real-world champion, you must earn your way to the top. In the World Fighting Alliance, players can knock out opponents to quickly gain the attention of UFC president, Dana White. On the flip side, they can decide to spend time honing their skills before getting a contract. As they progress, players can sign and resign unique contracts to earn more money. They can then use the Fight Cash to promote themselves or for performance-driven objectives.There are ten different gyms where players can train. Each one offers unique fighting discipline specialties and a roster of real UFC fighters. In gyms, players can learn and master new moves. One has the option of sticking with a specific gym or entering a new gym to learn additional movesets.Like real UFC fighters, players can create rivalries with other opponents. This helps build fans which in turn can help set or break records. Every UFC fighter has a unique personality, and this is no different for players. They can choose to be calm and cool or a relentless promoter. Players can interact with others and post content that helps increase their reputation worldwide.Players can see the biggest highlights of their career via the all-new Career Milestones. UFC programs like Bad Blood and UFC Minute (hosted by Megan Olivi) recount a player’s career with cinematic moments. This not only includes one’s best takedowns and knockouts, but also their pre-fight hype and rivalries. These moments are a real treat since they genuinely feel like actual content the UFC would deliver.There are a nice variety of game modes to indulge in. One of these is UFC 2’s Knockout Mode. Here, players can set the amount of strikes it takes to win. Grapples and ground game are disabled. Stand & Bang is more or less a straight up five-round kickboxing match that only has strikes and no ground game. Submission Shootout is the opposite since players get to show off their ground game skills using holds, ground-and-pound, and submissions to win. Tournament mode is made for groups of friends. Players choose a fighter and see how many foes they can defeat. The last man standing wins. Finally, Fight Now Custom lets players control every setting and slider from transition speed, submission speed, stamina, damage, grapple advantage, health recovery, and perks.Customization and personalization is a crucial aspect of UFC 3. Players can combine their create-a-fighter with real UFC fighters to create their own ultimate fighting roster. Thanks to the all-new Fighter Chemistry, it is possible to chase and pair-specific moves that give boosts to fighters. Ultimate Team Solo Challenges have updated single-player challenges that unlock in-game rewards. Ultimate Team Sets let players collect thematic items and trade them in for higher value items.UFC 3 is certainly a dense game when it comes to features and mechanics. Despite this, even folks who aren’t fighting masters can have a great time. Features like Practice Mode and Gameplay Hints teach players about the game’s various intricacies. The best and most unique learning tool is the Tutorial Videos. What’s cool about these is that they are created by the actual community. Hundreds or even thousands of videos could be accessible for those yearning to get deeper into what UFC 3 has to offer. If not, simply playing with one’s friends will satisfy the more casual crowd.EA Sports UFC 3 is set for a worldwide release on February 2, 2018, for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Pre-ordering the Champions Edition gives players access to the game three full days before release, the choice of one current or former UFC champion in Ultimate Team, and 20 Premium Packs in Ultimate Team. For more information, make sure to check out the official UFC 3 website.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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ASA Director Cunningham Testifies on Importance of Raising the Proposed Biodiesel RVO

first_imgWASHINGTON (Nov. 5, 2013) – American Soybean Association (ASA) Director Mike Cunningham joined other biofuels stakeholders in Washington today to testify at a hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule to set the 2014 and 2015 biomass-based diesel Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO) at 1.28 billion gallons. The number is significantly less than the industry is capable of producing next year, as well as the 1.7 billion gallon RVO that industry had called for.“Soybean farmers are extremely proud of the major role we have played in the development of the U.S. biodiesel industry – an industry that has helped diversify our fuel supply, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and created jobs and economic growth, especially in rural America,” said Cunningham, a soybean farmer from Bismarck, Ill. “The Biomass-based Diesel and total Advanced Biofuels levels set forth in the proposal are unnecessarily low and will stifle the growth and job creation potential demonstrated by the biodiesel industry over the past several years.”As Cunningham illustrated in his testimony, ASA sees no compelling reason not to increase the Biomass-based Diesel volumes above the estimated actual production for 2013, or at least 1.7 billion gallons with a commensurate level for total Advanced Biofuels.“Biodiesel is the most prevalent advanced biofuel currently produced in the United States,” explained Cunningham. “The industry has met or exceeded the RFS Biomass-based Diesel volume requirements each and every year they have been in place and 2013 production is expected to reach 1.7 billion gallons.”“Any RFS volume requirement below the 1.7 billion gallons to be produced in 2013 would be a significant setback for the biodiesel industry and for our shared goals of diversifying the nation’s fuel supply, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and growing our economy,” he added.For a full transcript of Cunningham’s testimony, please click here.EPA will continue to accept public comments on its proposed rule through Jan. 28. In addition to Cunningham’s testimony, ASA members will submit their own comments until the closing date, and will remain in contact with EPA until the final rule is released.last_img read more

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