Pocari’s warm environment key to Rivers’ easy adjustment

first_imgHeart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken What ‘missteps’? Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SMB heads back to Finals 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage And even though Rivers had such little time to mesh with Lady Warriors, it was her team’s immense chemistry that allowed her to ease into the group.Head coach Rommel Abella said they would keep it a priority to always include Rivers in whatever they do, and this offcourt camaraderie was what helped the American import feel at home during games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“During our training sessions, we always make sure that she’s always participating with us, whether it’s drills, or just simple conversations,” said Abella after his team won in four sets 20-25, 25-17, 25-17, 25-19, Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre.“She’s always with us because that way she will be part of our team culture as fast as possible. She’s part of our family.” Rivers unleashed 27 points to lead the Lady Warriors to the title against Bali Pure in Game 3.Rivers said it had been easy for her to buy into the team’s identity, and she already looked forward to a title celebration even before she got to play her first match.“When I decided to come to Pocari I knew I had a great chance of winning the championship and it’s amazing to actually win it and be part of it,” said Rivers. “I can’t talk how much this title means to this team and when I got here, I wanted to be a part of it.”“It’s easy for me to buy into it and it meant a lot to me as well just feeding off their emotion and it’s so amazing.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img MOST READ LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKrystal Rivers had little time acclimating herself to Pocari Sweat’s system, and it couldn’t have come in a more stressful period in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference.Pocari’s foreign reinforcement from University of Alabama received her International Transfer Certificate during the Lady Warriors’ last semifinals game but Rivers was finally able to get to the court in Game 1 of the finals.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View commentslast_img read more

TMC observes ‘black day’ in WB against manhandling of its leaders

first_imgKolkata, Aug 4 (PTI) The Trinamool Congress today observed a ‘black day’ in various parts of West Bengal in protest against the alleged “detention and manhandling” of its leaders in Assam’s Silchar airport. The protest will continue tomorrow too, party sources said. TMC ministers, leaders and activists hit the streets in the districts and blocks across the state to protest against the alleged assault on the eight-member TMC team at the Silchar airport on Thursday when they tried to enter Assam’s Cachar district to assess the situation in the wake of the publication of the final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC). Carrying placards and sporting black masks and badges, TMC activists shouted slogans against the BJP governments at the Centre and Assam and the final draft of the NRC, published on July 30 and touted to be The eight-member TMC delegation had comprised of six MPs, an MLA and West Bengal minister Firhad Hikim. They were stopped at the Silchar airport and put under preventive detention. They returned to the city yesterday.TMC chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had alleged that the members of the delegation, including women, were manhandled at the airport and accused the BJP of imposing a “super emergency” in the country. TMC secretary-general Partha Chatterjee had yesterday said, “What happened to our party delegation is not only shameful but also undemocratic. Our slogan will be ‘we don’t need this monstrous government anymore’.” PTI PNT KK AQSAQSlast_img read more

Apple CEO Tim Cook teases new services for 2019

first_img Tags Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Apple What to expect from Apple in 2019 Boost Mobile All the cool new gadgets at CES 2019 Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Sprint $999 $999 Tim Cook Apple • Apple CEO Tim Cook says Apple’s greatest contribution will be in health care. CNBC Apple plans to expand its growing stable of services this year with “material” new additions, Apple CEO Tim Cook said Tuesday during an interview on CNBC.”You will see us announce new services this year. There will more things coming,” Cook told CNBC’s Jim Cramer. “I believe they’ll be material over time. I’m not going to forecast.”Apple has been working on the new services for “multiple years,” Cook said, calling attention to the company’s efforts in health care.”This is an area that I believe, if you zoom out into the future, and you look back, and you ask the question, ‘What was Apple’s greatest contribution to mankind?’ It will be about health,” Cook said.But Apple also likely has more than health in mind for new services this year. It’s widely expected that the company will unveil a long-rumored TV streaming service, along with a subscription news offering. See All Comments See It See It Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Apple has made a big push into the health and fitness industry, providing more health data to people through its devices, including step-counting on the iPhone and heart-rate tracking on the Apple Watch.Cook said features like the ECG app on the Apple Watch Series 4, which monitor the electrical patterns of your heart rate and analyze them for potential health issues, are helping with “democratizing” health care.”We are taking what has been with the institution and empowering the individual to manage their health. And we’re just at the front end of this,” he said. “But I do think, looking back, in the future, you will answer that question: Apple’s most important contribution to mankind has been in health.” Now playing: Watch this:center_img 85 Photos Apple iPhone XS CNET may get a commission from retail offers. See It 7:35 CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show. CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors See it Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X $999 Best Buy Share your voice 2 reading • Apple CEO Tim Cook teases ‘new services’ for 2019 $999 Phones Sci-Tech Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean itlast_img read more

London murder rate overtakes New York

first_imgA guardsman is reflected in a puddle as he sits on his horse while tourists photograph him, in London Photo : ReutersLondon police investigated more murders than their New York counterparts did over the last two months, statistics show, as the British capital’s mayor vowed to fight a “violent scourge” on the streets.There were 15 murders in London in February against 14 in New York, according to London’s Metropolitan Police Service and the New York Police Department. For March, 22 murders were investigated in London, with 21 reports in New York.In the latest bloodshed, a 17-year-old girl died on Monday after she was found with gunshot wounds in Tottenham, north London, a day after a man was fatally stabbed in south London.”The Mayor is deeply concerned by violent crime in the capital – every life lost to violent crime is a tragedy,” a spokeswoman for Mayor Sadiq Khan said in a statement on Tuesday.”Our city remains one of the safest in the world … but Sadiq wants it to be even safer and is working hard to bring an end to this violent scourge.”Including January’s figures, New York had still experienced more murders so far this year than London. The cities have a similar-sized population.Gun violence is much less of a problem in Britain, which has strict gun control laws, than in the United States, and most British police are not equipped with firearms.But British politicians and police are increasingly expressing concern about London’s rising murder rate, which is driven by a surge in knife crime. Of the 47 murders in London so far this year, 31 have been committed with knives.Britain’s interior ministry said it was consulting on new laws to further restrict dangerous weapons, including banning online stores from delivering knives to residential addresses and making it an offence to possess certain weapons in public.”This government is taking action to restrict access to offensive weapons as well as working to break the deadly cycle of violence and protect our children, families and communities,” a Home Office spokesman said.Khan, who has been in office since May 2016, is from the opposition Labour Party. Before him, Conservative Boris Johnson was mayor for eight years. The national government has been run by the Conservatives since 2010, with Prime Minister Theresa May previously serving as interior minister from 2010 to 2016.last_img read more

Electron crystallography found to work as well as Xray crystallography only on

first_img Innovative technique to analyse mesoscopic materials directly © 2018 Phys.org Two teams working independently have shown that electron crystallography can work as well on smaller crystals as X-ray crystallography does on larger crystals. The first team was made up of members from several institutions in Switzerland and Germany—they have published a paper describing their work in Angewandte Chemie. The second team was made up of members from the University of California and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute—they have uploaded a paper describing their work to the ChemRxiv preprint server. Both teams used similar methods in their work, and both used it to show the structure of over-the-counter medicines. Explore further Until now, chemists have had two main tools to discern the structure of crystals. The first, and most often used, is X-ray crystallography. In this approach, X-rays are fired at a crystal and researchers note the diffraction patterns to determine the crystal’s chemical structure. The second tool, called nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, works indirectly by disturbing the magnetic behavior in the atoms that make up a crystal and noting their behavior. The one main drawback of both of these tools is that they cannot be used to determine the structure of very small crystals. In this new approach, both teams replaced X-rays in the first tool with an electron beam to determine the structure of very small crystals. After firing at a crystal target, its structure can be determined by studying the resulting diffraction patterns.Both of the teams used the new approach to study the crystal structure of over-the-counter medicines to demonstrate how it can be used. They also both used the technique to study larger crystals—the team working in Switzerland used it to find the structure of a methylene blue derivative. The team at UoC did the same with thiostrepton.Both teams note that the technique is very quick and very accurate—and it only works with crystals. Also, it can only be used to study relative, not absolute stereochemistry. Both teams also note that widespread use of the technique is likely to be limited due to the cost of the equipment. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Identification of compounds from heterogeneous mixtures. EM grid prepared as above with biotin, brucine, carbamazepine, and cinchonine powders mixed together. All four compounds identified by unit cell parameters using MicroED data from within the same grid square. All structures were solved to ~1Å resolution. Grid holes are 2μm in diameter. Credit: ChemRxiv , Angewandte Chemie International Edition More information: Tim Gruene et al. Rapid structure determination of microcrystalline molecular compounds using electron diffraction, Angewandte Chemie International Edition (2018). DOI: 10.1002/anie.201811318The CryoEM Method MicroED as a Powerful Tool for Small Molecule Structure Determination, ChemRxiv, chemrxiv.org/articles/The_Cryo … ermination/7215332/1 Journal information: Angewandte Chemie Citation: Electron crystallography found to work as well as X-ray crystallography only on smaller crystals (2018, October 24) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-10-electron-crystallography-x-ray-smaller-crystals.htmllast_img read more

Cong to support TMC in setting up Panchayat boards at Malda

first_imgKolkata: The Congress Committee in Malda has unanimously decided to support Trinamool Congress to set up Panchayat boards in the district.Congress MP Mausam Benazir Noor said the party has decided to support Trinamool Congress to stop BJP’s progress in the district. There are 146 Gram Panchayats in Malda, where no party has gained majority to form the board. In such cases, Congress will give support to Trinamool to form the board. “We must stop the progress of BJP in Malda,” said Noor. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeWelcoming the decision, Partha Chatterjee, Trinamool Congress secretary general, alleged that BJP is trying to incite people throughout the state to stall the development that is being carried out by the state government.”BJP’s attempt to create trouble in Bengal will not be successful. The people in Bengal are politically conscious and they know who is creating trouble and playing divisive politics,” he said.Chatterjee regretted that in some districts, Congress has joined hands with BJP and CPI-M to take control over the Panchayat boards. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedWBPCC president Adhir Chowdhury said no permission of WBPCC is required to take local decisions. He said: “Though WBPCC has not been consulted before taking any decision by the Malda unit, such permission is not required. Panchayat is a local issue and here local equations play very important roles,” he maintained.Malda is the only district where Trinamool Congress does not have any MLA. Though Trinamool got 211 seats in the 2016 Assembly elections, two ministers from the district – Krishnendu narayan Chowdhury and Sabitri Mitra, could not retain their seats.Trinamool does not have any MP from the district. Malda is considered to be a Congress stronghold from the time of ABA Ghani Khan Chowdhury. But over the years, Trinamool Congress has created a dent in the Congress stronghold and bagged the Malda Zilla Parishad in the 2018 Panchayat election.last_img read more

Microsoft Grounds Its AI Chat Bot After it Learns Sexism and Racism

first_img 2 min read March 24, 2016 This story originally appeared on Engadget Microsoft’s Tay AI is youthful beyond just its vaguely hip-sounding dialogue — it’s overly impressionable, too.The company has grounded its Twitter chat bot (that is, temporarily shutting it down) after people taught it to repeat conspiracy theories, racist views and sexist remarks. We won’t echo them here, but they involved 9/11, GamerGate, Hitler, Jews, Trump and less-than-respectful portrayals of President Obama. Yeah, it was that bad. The account is visible as we write this, but the offending tweets are gone; Tay has gone to “sleep” for now.”Tay” went from “humans are super cool” to full nazi in <24 hrs and I'm not at all concerned about the future of AI pic.twitter.com/xuGi1u9S1A— Gerry (@geraldmellor) March 24, 2016It's not certain how Microsoft will teach Tay better manners, although it seems like word filters would be a good start. The company tells Business Insider that it's making "adjustments" to curb the AI's "inappropriate" remarks, so it's clearly aware that something has to change in its machine learning algorithms. Frankly, though, this kind of incident isn't a shock -- if we've learned anything in recent years, it's that leaving something completely open to input from the internet is guaranteed to invite abuse. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now » Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right.last_img read more