Davis thinks his foul woes ‘cost’ Taipei the game vs Gilas

first_imgJapan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 MOST READ LATEST STORIES “Towards the end, my last foul was a guard driving to the basket with nobody guarding him,” Davis said after finishing with 20 points and nine rebounds.It was a sorry defeat for Chinese Taipei, which shot 9-of-24 from downtown.“Gilas is very strong with their guard play, so we knew this was gonna happen. That’s just something we gotta work at,” said Davis.Chinese Taipei are now 0-2 after getting blown out by reigning Fiba Asia champion Australia to begin its campaign but Davis said that his team shouldn’t be discouraged and instead, look at its current situation as a reason to get better.“Gilas played their heart out. But I’m very proud of us because we never did give up. We really kept it close, we gave up some late 3-point shots in the end, but overall, we gotta let this be learning lesson for us, and hopefully, we’ll prepare to get them back when they come to Taipei,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Gilas Pilipinas’ Kiefer Ravena drives and draws Chinese Taipei’s Quincy Davis’ fifth foul. Davis fouled out with still 1:59 remaining in the game. Photo by Sherwin Vardeleon/INQUIRERChinese Taipei center Quincy Davis III said that one of the keys to Gilas Pilipinas win over the Taiwanese was the performance of its guards.“The Gilas guard play, the way they attack the basket was very tough for us,” Davis said.ADVERTISEMENT NBA: Antetokounmpo downplays spat with assistant coach 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 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Taipei gets another crack at the Philippines sometime in June next year. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Read Next Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Davis was instrumental in the visitors jumping to an early 17-3 lead that silenced the crowd inside Smart Araneta Coliseum, He poured in 10 points in the opening frame alone.But Davis got into early foul trouble and he wasn’t as dominating since with Gilas center June Mar Fajardo and guard Jayson Castro playing aggressive throughout the game.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 shutout“I got in foul trouble early, just major mistakes that really hurt us. I think my defensive fouls really cost me and the team,” said Davis, who sat on the bench for the majority of the third period after picking up his fourth foul when he tried to spin around Fajardo.Davis was then whistled for his fifth and final foul while trying to stop a driving Kiefer Ravena with still 1:59 left. View commentslast_img read more

Fajardo: San Miguel can’t start flat again

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Conflict of schedule reason for nat’l team departure, says Daquis 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 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSan Miguel may have won handily in Game 2 of the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals, 102-88, on Friday, but June Mar Fajardo remains wary against a motivated TNT side ahead of Game 3.“We didn’t expect this. But TNT is a strong team so we have to focus on our game plan for the next game,” he said in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’center_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Though San Miguel equalized the best-of-seven series to one game apiece, Fajardo noted that there are areas of concern for the team.The biggest fault in the Beermen’s game was their lackadaisical start, where they fell to an early 17-0 hole before Arwind Santos came off the bench and spurred the rally.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“That’s one thing. We can’t start flat in the first quarter. If we could go hard, we should go hard immediately. We’re just lucky we still got the win,” he said.Fajardo, though, commended San Miguel’s defense after that forgettable six minute-stretch to open hostilities. What ‘missteps’? LATEST STORIES 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Locking down on defense after that sluggish start, the Beermen reversed the roles in the second frame, holding the KaTropa scoreless for seven minutes as they grabbed the lead and never looked back.“We had a better defense and it’s credit to my teammates,” he said. “They saw that I’m having a hard time defending TNT’s import and they helped me. Our coaching staff had a good adjustment, and kuya JayR (Reyes) and kuya Yancy (de Ocampo) taught me on how to defend the import better.”After two games, Fajardo knows the series is bound to be a chess match and San Miguel is expected to also make adjustments to be in a better position to snag the all-important Game 3 on Sunday.“We were able to adjust from what they did in Game 1, so we expect them to do the same for the next game. We’ll see what we can do more for Game 3,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

POWERADE ISOTONIC SEQTL- ROUND 2 WRAP

first_imgDodgers (Men’s Open) and Crushers (Women’s Open) sit atop the premiership ladder in the respective elite divisions after some high quality fixtures dominated second round action Friday night in Brisbane Metropolitan Touch Association’s 2006 Powerade Isotonic SEQTL.The in form Dodgers machine picked up from where they left off last week in the Men’s Open division with a slashing 11 – 6 score line over Country Club United.Fielding only eight players due to injury and other commitments, the Dodgers boys worked brilliantly together to cover for a lack of numbers by working a six- player rotation across 4 positions with young wingers Terry Thompson and Jesse Green admirably playing the whole game without a substitute.It’s early days yet, but with a number of State and National representatives to come back into the side, Centre bet may be tempted to make the “no more bets” call on the Labrador lads as the odds shorten of a maiden premiership crown in 2006. Boasting a strong understanding and combination across the playing roster, the Dodgers boys are amongst the most talented teams in the competition. Blessed with a strong NTL winning Sharkies flavour, the Coasties are spoilt for choice turning on a variety of expansive or short games to suit the occasion at will.Australian Open Representatives Ben Robinson, Ben Mc Cullen, Riki Best, Nathan Jones and Qld Open Men’s player Ryan Pollock mix up their game easily with their Kiwi superstars and a host of young up and comers from the SQBD region.Whilst things “weren’t exactly treasury” for Country Club on Friday night, to their credit they never stopped trying, with evergreen veteran Dave Raper directing traffic better than Tom Croydon at peak hour on the South East Freeway. In the early feature match on Field One at 7.20pm, Redcliffe Colts and Uni-Rebels squared off in what was always going to be a keenly contested affair.Uni-Rebels had a narrow victory over premiers Crushers last week, and despite losing the north side battle in their first game against CCU, the Colts boys showed enough to suggest that they were going to cause some real headaches when they hit their stride.Colts mixed up their traditional power driving and short game with some great expansive ball movement to defeat Rebels 6 – 4.Uni-Rebels overcame a sluggish start to reel in a 3 touch down deficit on the stroke of half time to take the score to 3 –2.Shortly after half-time Qld Open Mixed player Damian Moar, making a welcome return to Uni-Rebels, crafted a touchdown for his team and at 3-3 it was game on.The game ebbed and flowed with both sides threatening to blow the contest open at different points. Eventually Colts got the decisive touchdown, with Uni-Rebels veteran Graham Whyte being dispatched to the bin for dissent in the aftermath.The game was all but gone when Colts iced the game cake at 6 – 4 with the fat lady half way down Cavendish road as the full time siren sounded.Benny Roberts and Troy Clark were in everything and at their scheming best for Colts, whilst Jason Powell and Damian Moar were the pick of an inconsistent Rebels side that will no doubt lift for next Friday’s big game against the undefeated Dodgers.In the 8.10pm game on Field 6 Crushers had a narrow 3 –2 escape over the young CTA Slammers outfit that produced a more settled display in their second competition game of the season. Crushers needed to call on all their experience to keep the Caboolture boys at bay.Down 2 – 1 at half time, an intercept ‘meatie’ by Jay Latumanhina kept Crushers in the contest.The Premiers had to fight all the way before eventually nailing down the coffin on the Slammers combination two minutes before full time.‘The postman’ Chris Farrow, delivered the big play as always, for a 3 – 2 victory to the Crusher Boys.In Round 3 action this coming Friday, The CTA Slammers will feature in an intriguing match up on Field One at 7.20pm against CCU in the match of the round.The young CTA Slammers side will fancy their chances to notch a maiden premiership game victory after their performance against Crushers, and CCU will be keen to atone for their defeat at the hand’s of Dodgers.In a tough one to call, Crushers take on Redcliffe Colts at 6.30pm on field 2 in the early bird- two for one- seat special, and Dodgers and Rebels square off in the nightcap game at 9.00pm on Field 5. In Powerade Isotonic SEQTL Women’s Open action, Premiers Uni-Rebels flexed their muscles in a dominant 6-1 victory over the young Country Club United outfit.The star-studded Rebels side, who by their own admission, had a spluttering start to the season last week in a narrow loss to Sharkies, came out firing to shell shock the CCU girls early.Uni-Rebels and Australian Women’s Open Coach Kerry Norman, was much happier with the completion rates, ball movement, and finishing skills of her team as they cranked into gear and showed just why they are the benchmark team in the competition.Renee Murphy made a welcome return this week, and immediately added great direction to the team along with 2005 SEQTL Player of the Final, Sally Urquhart medallist Kylie Hilder.Qld Open Schoolgirl Jess Shaw continues to step up and play well in Open company, and the mercurial Teena Mc Ilveen donned the cloak of invisibility and glided undetected through the CCU defence at will. The “Mc Daddy” had a fantastic game mixing intelligent hole running and sonic fast feet to stamp her authority on the game. After trailing 5 – 1 at half-time the North side girls regrouped and came back determined to not let the score line blow out like a Bronco in the off-season.CCU’s Qld Open Mixed player Rebecca Tavo led by example and left it all out on the field for her team, and the Tupuhi sisters Toni and Delwyn, gave solid support to restrict Rebels to only one second half touchdown when the full time siren sounded.In the TV game on field 1 at 8.10pm Crushers and Redcliffe Colts shared the points in a thrilling draw that was full of high quality driving, great ball movement, resolute defence and a frenetic ‘bizaro’ finish.Both teams were down important personnel with four key players for Crushers unavailable and Colts without pivotal Youth World Cup representative Nikki Etheridge and the experienced Casey Clark. Despite the missing stars, both teams turned on a great display of power Touch for such an early stage of the season and, like all other teams, have much to look forward to as the Powerade Isotonic SEQTL unfolds.Incredibly, for 36 minutes of the contest there was no score. Then in the last four minutes the two teams traded touchdowns not once, but twice, to settle things at 2-2.The game was end to end, a real battle of attrition. I was calling for the water bottle and I was just watching from the sidelines!Playing at break-neck pace, something had to give, and Colts winger Carolyn Luschwitz found the chink.Coming out from her own end, she seized on a Crusher’s defensive error to scoot 50 metres to score and put Colts up cradling the lead at 1 – 0.Crushers Co-Captains Michelle Gilpin and Alyce Hulbert, refusing to concede defeat, moved the ball cleverly from left to right to NZ Women’s Open Player Anita Kerrigan who expertly drew the defence to give winger Kathrine Moore a narrow passage to the line.At 1-1, with barely a minute and a half on the clock, both coaches were reasoning that a draw was pretty indicative and a fair take on the game.Australian Open Mixed coach Gary Madders famously said to his Country Club United girls in the third of their four grand final victories in 2003 when they were narrowly up with not too much time left on the clock, “The game always has a long way to go” Everyone participating in last night’s game now knows what that means.After a penalty on the score line and some clever interchange of passing, Lauren Potter backed herself, ran at a hole and dived low at the score line to put the Colts girls up 2 –1 with 30 seconds left on the clock.From the restart Crushers Youth World Cup player Bindi Hammett worked a short play with Qld Open Mixed representative and big occasion specialist Nicola Slade.Slade, who had an industrious game, ran an outside line then snapped in spearing between the middles to score the equalizer with not too much time remaining.Colts Coach Craig Morrow was delighted with the focus and application his team mustered in driving out of their own end. Employing a very “Mets centric” rucking ideology, the Colts girls drove with a lot of discipline to earn great field position consistently during the game.Australian Women’s Open player Peta Rogerson was in everything for Colts, causing more headaches for the Crushers defence than a World Cup victory for Socceroo supporters.Lauren Potter, Aleisha Kuhn, and Gemma ‘Bruiser’ Etheridge all stood up for Colts in a really solid season opening. They will build nicely into the season with more training and development of combinations as they go. Crushers, whose defence was a highlight, were best served by experienced new recruit Theresa Anderson who directed traffic well and is making pleasing progress from a knee reconstruction, Kathrine ‘Dooie’ Moore who was solid all over the field, and Captains Gilpin and Hulbert.Round 3 action Friday night features a great match-up at 7.20pm on Field 7.Redcliffe Colts take on Griffith-Sharks who will be fresh after the bye.The “Powerade Power game” in the Women’s Open on field one pits Premiers Uni-Rebels up against top of the table Crushers at 8.10pm.Country Club United have the bye.All teams are building well into the season; expect some engrossing encounters as the best players in South East Queensland do battle in Round 3 of the Powerade Isotonic SEQTL.When in doubt, throw the flick and if you get the chance, Vote for Pedro and your wildest dreams will come true.last_img read more

Video: Dez Bryant Says Cowboys Aren’t Hazing Ezekiel Elliott, They “Need His Mind Right”

first_imgDez Bryant seen on TMZ sports.Despite 2016 being running back Ezekiel Elliott’s first season in the NFL, don’t expect the Cowboys rookie to be picking up any massive dinner checks this offseason. With the playoffs in mind, they want the former Ohio State star’s head to be clear of distractions. On Tuesday, TMZ Sports posted this great video to YouTube of Dallas wide receiver Dez Bryant saying that the Cowboys don’t playfully haze rookies anymore and that Elliott will escape the tradition altogether because they “need his mind right.”With so many weapons on the field it’s easy to see why. The addition of Elliott behind one of the best offensive lines in the country provides endless possibilities in Dallas. Bringing balance to the potent offense could really open things up for Tony Romo.last_img

The Mets Hot Streak Should Carry Into September

The New York Mets are on some kind of tear right now. With a 9-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night, the Mets have won 21 of their last 29 games — a run that dates to July 25 and the handful of player acquisitions the team made before MLB’s trade deadline.The biggest catalyst for New York’s sudden success has been a vastly improved offense. Over that red-hot 29-game stretch, they’re averaging 6.2 runs per contest, or 46 percent more than the National League average.1After adjusting for park effects. By contrast, the Mets were scoring just 3.4 runs per game before their hot streak began, or 11 percent below the NL average. New York’s shift from ranking 26th in park-adjusted runs per game2Indexed relative to the league. through July 24 to No. 1 in the month-plus since is by far the biggest offensive turnaround any team enjoyed over that span:But how much of this improvement should we expect the Mets to retain going forward? To get a general sense of how much regression to the mean tugs on scorching August performances like those of the 2015 Mets, I gathered Retrosheet data on all MLB teams in the expansion era3Since 1961. and measured how much of a team’s August scoring-index boost (relative to its scoring index through July) carried over into September and October.4Including regular-season games only. The effect was slight, but significant: About 21 percent of a team’s August hike in scoring rate is “real,” in the sense that it can be expected to continue into subsequent months.And the Mets have reason to believe they can hang on to more than 21 percent of their offensive gains. One of their trade-deadline pickups, outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, leads the team in offensive runs above average over the past 30 days. So at least part of New York’s scoring surge is due to talent they’ve added since July (as opposed to existing players simply hitting better, which is less sustainable). And, as our friend Jonah Keri pointed out Monday, the Mets also have the easiest schedule in baseball over the remainder of the season.Combine it with New York’s 86 percent probability of making the playoffs, and the Mets are looking like a far more credible World Series threat than they were earlier in the season. read more

Womens Hockey Ohio State reaches NCAA tournament for first appearance in program

Ohio State redshirt junior goalie Kassidy Sauve (32) sits on the puck after a save in the first period of the game against Minnesota on Jan. 19. Ohio State won 3-2. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThe No. 5 Ohio State women’s hockey team has made history — again.The Buckeyes reached the NCAA tournament for the first time in program history and now have a shot to bring home their first national title with three straight wins. They will face fourth-seeded Boston College (30-4-3, 19-2-3 Hockey East) in the NCAA quarterfinals at 1 p.m. Saturday.After losing 2-0 to Minnesota on Saturday during the WCHA Final Face-Off, the Buckeyes (23-10-4, 14-6-4 WCHA) were named an at-large team an at-large team in the tournament Sunday. Ohio State will compete in the tournament with Clarkson, Mercyhurst, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Colgate, Northeastern and Boston College. Each winner of the quarterfinals will advance to the 2018 Women’s Frozen Four. Should Ohio State win, it would face the winner of top-seeded Clarkson’s matchup against Mercyhurst. Second-seeded Wisconsin will host Minnesota. No. 3 Colgate University hosts Northeastern University. Boston College holds the fourth seed in the tournament and hosts the Buckeyes. Following two straight losing seasons, Ohio State made history this season by claiming the program record for wins in a season and at one point was ranked third in the country, higher than ever before in program history. A win in the NCAA tournament would add another improbable feat to the continued turnaround under second-year head coach Nadine Muzerall, who was named WCHA coach of the year.The Buckeyes will lace up their skates and take the ice at the Conte Forum at 1 p.m. Saturday in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. read more

Mens Basketball Ohio State ignites offense in 10761 victory over PurdueFort Wayne

Ohio State freshman guard Luther Muhammad (1) guards Purdue-Fort Wayne redshirt senior guard John Konchar (55) in the first half of the game between the Buckeyes and the Mastodons. Ohio State won 107-61. Credit: Amal Saeed | Assistant Photo EditorC.J. Jackson has never been known as a three-point shooter. The senior guard averaged just under two makes per game on five attempts, making 37.9 percent of attempts from deep in the 2017-18 season. But he had the hot hand against Purdue Fort Wayne. After connecting on one of four three-point attempts in the first half, Jackson connected on his next three attempts in the second half, leading Ohio State to a 107-59 victory over the Mastodons on Sunday. Jackson recorded a career high 25 points, making eight of 11 attempts from the field, including four of seven from three-point range. Jackson helped Ohio State score 66 points in the second half, shooting 64.3 percent from the field and making 11 of 18 from deep. The senior guard said there was a difference in approach for Ohio State after coming out sluggish in the first half. “We just weren’t making smart decisions defensively and that kind of led to bad offense. We got a couple of silly turnovers like myself in the first half and that kind of slowed us down a little bit, we weren’t making as many shots,” Jackson said. “Then we started being a little bit smarter with the ball, knocking down those same shots that we were taking earlier.” But Duane Washington Jr. began the transition into the Buckeyes’ offensive outburst late in the first half. With Ohio State leading 34-31 with 1:36 to go in the half, the freshman guard came in, hit a three, giving the offense some late life. The Mastodons got the ball back and immediately turned the ball over after a traveling call. Washington got the ball back. With a hot hand the freshman, from the top of the key, sunk another three, immediately turning around, shooting an imaginary bow and arrow into the stands after helping Ohio State to a 41-34 halftime lead. “Without Duane’s two threes there late in the first half, it’s a tie game, probably, or right there, it’s a one-possession game,” Holtmann said. “His two threes were really critical for us in that stretch. Just kind of broke open, gave us a little bit of life.” Washington finished the game with 20 points, making six of nine shots from three. In the first half, the Buckeyes shot 57.1 percent from the field, making four of 10 from deep and five of eight from the free throw line. With the offensive success, the primary focus for head coach Chris Holtmann’s team stayed the same. The Buckeyes limited Purdue Fort Wayne to shoot 37.2 percent from the field in the first half, making six of 17 attempts from three. Size brought the Mastodons to within striking distance at the end of the first half. Purdue Fort Wayne out-rebounded Ohio State 20-18, but recorded seven offensive boards compared to the Buckeyes’ one, scoring seven second chance points in the first half. Overall, the Buckeyes recorded 39 rebounds to Purdue Fort Wayne’s 30, but Holtmann still said, with the amount of opportunities missed in the paint, it needs to be viewed as a priority. “I thought we got beat to a lot of loose balls, a lot of long rebounds and, again, I have to obviously do a better job of making that a priority for us because we got beat too many times, we really did,” Holtmann said. The defense that Ohio State showed against Cincinnati came back in a big way against the Mastodons in the second half, as Purdue Fort Wayne recorded 27 points, shooting 30 percent from the field Ohio State freshman guard Luther Muhammad took advantage of the lack of success from the Mastodons, hitting a three and igniting a 19-2 run for the Buckeyes, extending their lead to 30 with 8:22 left in the game. The Buckeyes made 15 of 28 three-point attempts against the Mastodons on Sunday. Holtmann said 28 attempts is a very high number, but said he knows his team will shoot more than it did last year. Jackson said this was a showcase of what the Ohio State offense could be in future games this year. “We know we can shoot,” Jackson said. “We shot the ball very well, especially in the second half and so we just have to look to build off of that and prepare for Creighton Thursday.” Spreading the ball around was a focus for the Buckeyes, recording the same amount of assists 14 minutes into the game than the seven assists recorded against Cincinnati in the season opener. Ohio State recorded 21 assists, with Jackson leading the team with five.In his first collegiate minutes, freshman forward Jaedon LeDee scored 16 points, making 12 of 14 attempts from the free throw line. After the game, Purdue Fort Wayne head coach Jon Coffman was very impressed with the play of the Ohio State defense, sensing a cohesion within the unit that he said will lead to a lot of success. “Well, you guys are going to enjoy some good basketball this year,” Coffman said “You play that kind of defense, and I know it’s only a couple of games in, you are going to have a lot of success.” Ohio State travels to Omaha, Nebraska to take on Creighton on Thursday at 7 p.m. read more

This Uplifting Tale of a Thrifty Woman Who Amassed a Fortune of

first_img May 8, 2018 Add to Queue 4 min read This Uplifting Tale of a Thrifty Woman Who Amassed a Fortune of Millions Is Also Kind of Discouraging Register Now » Next Article How to Become a Millionaire Entrepreneur Staff Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goalscenter_img –shares Peter Page The transition from wage slave to millionaire is pondered by many but successfully made by very few. One who accomplished it is the late Sylvia Bloom. Shortly before her death in 2016 at age 96 she surprised everyone who knew her by revealing a net worth of roughly $9 million, which she left mostly to scholarship funds.Bloom, the subject of a beautiful New York Times profile prompted by revelation of her $6.24 million bequest to the Henry Street Settlement, amassed her fortune through a combination of hard work, thrift and sensible investing that serves as an example for everyone struggling today for financial security. A little reading between the lines, however, reveals she got some important help along the way which once was available widely but now is not so much.Related: How Student Loans Are Crushing Millennial EntrepreneurialismBloom was born to immigrant parents in Brooklyn generations before it was cool. She grew up during the Great Depression, so everyone traumatized by the Great Recession can appreciate she had a rough start in life. She attended New York City’s public schools, eventually earning her bachelor degree attending New York’s public Hunter College at night while eking out a living working days (Bloom bequeathed $1 million for scholarships to Hunter College). In 1947, Bloom was one of the first support staff hired at the newly-founded Wall Street law firm of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, where she worked for 67 years as it grew to an international firm of 1,200 lawyers. Its “our practice” page lists 64 categories beginning with “Africa” and concluding with “white-collar defense and investigations.”Bloom’s niece, Jane Lockshin, told The New York Times her aunt paid attention to the stocks the Wall Street attorneys she worked for bought. When they bought, she bought (and presumably sold when they sold).Indisputably, she was thrifty. It seems no one ever saw her take a cab of any sort — yellow, Uber or Lyft. The day of the 9/11 attacks she was at work until she evacuated on foot (the Twin Towers were located near the offices of Cleary Gottlieb). She walked across the Brooklyn Bridge and took a bus home to the rent-stabilized apartment she shared for decades with her husband, a firefighter who became a public school teacher and part-time pharmacist in retirement. They had no children.Related: Loss of Net Neutrality Risks a Less Friendly Internet for EntrepreneursThis part of Bloom’s life story fits the uplifting narrative of self-determination: work hard, skimp, save, invest. Those are choices everyone can make for themselves. But many of the wise choices she made are more problematic today. A college degree is still a major asset in the job market worth working hard for, as Bloom did, but she probably graduated owing little or nothing. Today, 44.2 million Americans carry an average student loan burden of $37,000. The average monthly student loan payment for borrowers aged 20 to 30 years is $351.The rent-stabilized apartment in Brooklyn certainly had to have made it easier for Bloom to find money to invest. The median asking rent in New York City is around $2800 per month now. Like lots of young people today, Bloom went to work for a startup. Unlike lots of young people hustling in the gig economy today, she took a full-time job with an employer who provided benefits and a solid employment guarantee. Her husband was assured a pension when he retired from FDNY, unlike people today struggling to fund their own retirements.Related: 6 Regions Where Tech Jobs Boom the Housing Is Scary Expensive“She was a child of the Depression and she knew what it was like not to have money,” her niece said. “She had great empathy for other people who were needy and wanted everybody to have a fair shake.”Sylvia Bloom achieved something remarkable and rare, but you get the sense reading her story that she wasn’t smug about it. You get the feeling she would emphasize with the many thrifty people who, instead of slowly building wealthy, are hustling just to stay afloat. Maybe they can put a couple of bucks away for better times, but rent and loan payments come first. Image credit: Henry Street Settlement You can mimic her hard work and frugality but good luck finding a guaranteed cheap apartment or a college degree without student debt. Senior Editor for Green Entrepreneur Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right.last_img read more

Connected TV is Transforming the Digital Advertising Ecosystem Extreme Reachs Latest Video

first_imgImpact of CTV’s Surging Popularity Includes Highest-Ever Completion Rate and Longer Ad LengthWith impressions increasing nearly 60 percent year over year, connected TV (CTV) advertising now accounts for nearly half of impressions served, reveals the latest Video Benchmark Report from Extreme Reach (ER), the complete creative asset management solution for the ad industry. Based on Q1 2019 performance metrics from the company’s platform, AdBridge, and specifically its proprietary video ad server, the report highlights the massive impact of CTV on multiple aspects of digital advertising.The CTV-driven transformation is accelerating in parallel with consumers’ shifting media consumption preferences. According to a report issued by Nielsen in March 2019, 68 percent of U.S. households had a connected TV device (e.g., Roku, Apple TV) by Q3 2018. At the same time, use of ad-supported streaming services like Hulu and a host of emerging entrants in the field is surging. And where the audience goes, ad dollars soon follow. While OTT advertising budgets are currently just 3 percent of TV ad budgets, Magna Global predicts a 30-plus percent growth rate for both 2019 and 2020.CTV’s Gain is Mobile’s LossWhile the advertising conversation in Q1 2018 revolved around mobile and there was optimism about the adoption of 6-second video ads, Q1 2019 reflects a near-opposite paradigm. Mobile video ads, at just 25 percent of all impressions, are at their lowest since Q1 2017 and 6-second ad impressions are negligible.CTV impressions, on the other hand, are now 49 percent of the total, or nearly double those of mobile. Because these ads are generally unskippable, they have an unprecedented 97 percent completion rate.Marketing Technology News: Selligent Marketing Cloud Study Reveal Digital Marketers Struggle to Deliver Consistent Omnichannel ExperiencesThe Rise of One- and Two-Minute Ads As noted in prior benchmark reports, the growth of CTV and its unskippable ad inventory is driving a shift to longer ad lengths. In Q4 2018, 30-second ads first displaced 15-second spots as the most common ad length, and the growth trend has continued. 30-second ads accounted for 69 percent of all ads in Q1 2019, a 20 percent increase over the prior quarter.While 30-second spots have a clear majority and 15-seconds are in second place, ER projects that ads of 60-seconds and longer will become more prevalent in the coming quarters. Still just 3 percent of all ads, the quantity of 60-second ads increased nearly 5-fold from Q1 2018 to Q1 2019. 2-minute ads registered for the first time on the ER Benchmark radar in Q1 2019 at just 0.1 percent of ads. With a growing, captive CTV audience, ER expects these longer ads to rise rapidly.Marketing Technology News: Aprimo Recognized as Winner for 2019 Microsoft Media & Communications Partner of the YearPremium Publishers Lead The rise of CTV has reached critical mass for the sell side of the media-buying equation who can now capitalize on multi-channel content consumption and optimize the value of their highly-targeted, measurable audiences. CTV inventory is almost exclusively sold by premium publishers directly to agencies and advertisers and this has driven up the percentage of overall impressions served to premium publishers, along with video completion rates and an increase in longer ads as noted above. In Q1, 82 percent of video impressions served by Extreme Reach ran on premium publisher sites and the video completion rates for those publishers hit a record high of 93 percent, a year over year increase of 8 percent from Q1 2018.“The digital advertising ecosystem is undergoing a total disruption which is driven by the growth of non-linear TV formats. The upside is significant for nearly everyone,” stated Mary Vestewig, Senior Director, Video Account Management at Extreme Reach. “Publishers are able to maximize the value of their inventory which will bring the revenue needed to create more high-quality programming. Meanwhile, audiences have an unprecedented selection of entertainment options and with new capabilities for targeting they should get more personalized and relevant advertising.”This report marks the addition of six new benchmarks for ER. Metrics for the In-View Start Rate, In-View Completion Rate, Audible Start Rate, Audible Completion Rate, Average Duration In-View and Average Duration Audible are now included. The data sheds light on how much of the actual ad can be seen or heard both when the ad starts and when it stops playing as well as the total duration, in seconds. Further insights on these trends will be provided in the Q2 2019 Benchmarks Report.Marketing Technology News: Say It Now and Booxscale win Amazon’s European Alexa Cup Connected TV is Transforming the Digital Advertising Ecosystem: Extreme Reach’s Latest Video Benchmarks Report Shows 49% of Video Ad Impressions Going to CTV MTS Staff WriterJuly 2, 2019, 11:28 amJuly 2, 2019 AdBridgeasset management solutionConnected TVMarketing TechnologyNewsVideo Benchmark Report Previous ArticleDigital Technology, Automation and Sourcing for Contact Centers the Focus of ISG Smartalks WebinarNext Article93% of Teens Are Relieved to Escape Social Media at Overnight Summer Camp, Finds Survey by Screen Education and JCC Association of North Americalast_img read more

Smart cane could one day help flag gait problems falling risks more

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. Explore further Citation: ‘Smart cane’ could one day help flag gait problems, falling risks more quickly (2018, February 13) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-02-smart-cane-day-flag-gait.html A pair of Vanderbilt University engineers have developed an instrumented cane that not only provides added support, but can also analyze your gait to determine your risk of falling. Nilanjan Sarkar, professor of mechanical and computer engineering, says the “IntelliCane” can quantitatively calculate falling risk as accurately as a physical therapist can with their own eyes.If you are a senior citizen, dizziness and balance problems can be a big deal. In the United States, every year one out of three adults over 65 years of age falls and the statistic climbs to one out of two after age 80. Falls can be serious, leading to hip and other bone fractures, brain injury, loss of independence and even death. Falls are also expensive: The cost of treating injuries from falls is estimated at $34 billion annually.The problem is not restricted to the elderly. There are a number of illnesses that cause balance disorders, ranging from ear infections, head injuries and poor blood circulation to Parkinson’s, spinal stenosis and stroke, and these patients could benefit from such a device.”When I realized how big this problem was, we started searching for available solutions,” said Sarkar. “Initially, my thought was to design something to prevent falls, but after more thought and a little experimenting we quickly realized that this was not practical. The next best thing was to determine how to reliably estimate the fall risk so that intervention can be applied when a person’s risk gets so high that they could fall at any time.” Clinical trial examines care strategies for preventing falls at home Credit: Vanderbilt University Currently, physical therapists estimate falling risk by observing the patient walking back and forth between two lines under a variety of conditions—slow and fast, looking right and left, stepping over obstacles, while blindfolded, up and down steps. The therapist then employs a standardized rating scale to evaluate how steady the patient is on each task and combines the ratings into an overall risk estimate.However, this test cannot always capture a patient’s full experience throughout the day, or from day to day, or within their usual environment. Nor can it capture problems the therapist may be unable to see. Sarkar and graduate student Joshua Wade wanted to develop a tool that could help therapists collect much richer data about their patients’ gaits as they went about their everyday lives, enabling therapists to intervene more quickly if needed.Most current research into that area requires patients to place sensors on their body or in their shoes, which the researchers say isn’t ideal. “Body sensors require a significant extra effort on the part of patients. We wanted an approach that was as easy as possible for people to use,” said Wade, who decided to work on the project because of its potential health benefits. “We decided to instrument a cane because it is familiar. Most people with balance problems already use one, and the only thing extra that they have to do is plug it in at night.”The engineers rigged an off-the-shelf offset cane with inertial and force sensors connected to a wireless microcontroller that provides real-time data on how a person uses the cane while walking. The data is fed into an algorithm that analyzes the sensor data and pulls out information about the steadiness of the user’s gait.When they had a design that worked, the engineers tested the system with nine patients. First, they asked the patient to walk around using the IntelliCane. Then they were asked to participate in a standard risk assessment procedure called the Dynamic Gait Index in the presence of a physical therapist, who scored their performance. After analyzing the cane data, the researchers determined that they could predict each patient’s DGI score with a high degree of confidence.”i think it is quite innovative,” said Patricia Fleming, a physical therapist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center who participated in the test. “Many people don’t have access to a sophisticated gait lab, so a device such as this could augment what we do in the clinic. Almost everyone who comes to the neurological clinic where we work has a balance problem and many of them use a cane. So, we think it’s exciting to be part of this project.”Now that the initial study has validated the basic approach, Sarkar and Wade are convinced that it could have a number of benefits. If a person with a balance problem uses the cane regularly, for example, it may be able to detect when its user’s sense of balance begins to deteriorate and report this to his or her doctor. They also think it could be applied to other devices such as wheeled walkers and crutches.With more advanced analysis, the IntelliCane might even be capable of providing detailed enough information to enable doctors to diagnose specific diseases that affect a person’s sense of balance. For example, Parkinson’s might alter a person’s gait in a manner that is detectably different from multiple sclerosis, they speculate.Vanderbilt has applied for a patent on the technology, and Sarkar and Wade have formed a company called Adaptive Technology Consulting to commercialize it. 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Updated Apple system takes on smartphone addiction

first_img An iOS 12 mobile operating system that will power new iPhones unveiled on Wednesday, and be pushed out as an update to prior models, has new features to reduce how much they distract people from the real world.Apple senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi said of iOS 12 at a developers conference earlier this year the new system offers “detailed information and tools” to help users and parents keep tabs on device use.A new “Screen Time” tool generates activity reports showing how often people pick up their iPhones or iPads, how long they spend in apps or at websites, and numbers of notifications received.Users will be able to set limits on time spent in apps. Parents will be able to get activity reports from their children’s iPhones or iPads, and impose time limits on apps from games and news to social media and messaging.The operating system will also allow people to designate “down time” when iPhones or iPads can’t be used—perhaps a child’s bedtime or a grown-up’s meditation hour.Activist investor Jana Partners and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS), which both have stakes in Apple, early this year called on the company to give parents more tools to ensure children are using its devices in ways that aren’t hurting them.The investors reasoned that doing so would pose no threat to Apple, because the company makes the bulk of its money selling devices, not from how much people use them.Apple has been working to ramp up revenue from services and digital content such as music and movies, but most of the cash it takes in comes from iPhone sales.The letter cited a growing body of evidence that excessive smartphone use may be having negative consequences on young people.A study of teachers found the vast majority felt smartphones were a growing distraction at schools, eroding the ability of students to focus in class and a seeming cause of social and emotional difficulties. Citation: Updated Apple system takes on smartphone addiction (2018, September 12) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-09-apple-smartphone-addiction.html 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. Apple’s polished iPhone line-up comes with tools to help users dial back their smartphone obsessions, amid growing concerns over “addiction” and harmful effects on children. Explore furthercenter_img New iPhones unveiled Wednesday will include an updated operating system that helps users and parents keep track of their smartphone use, amid concerns over “addiction” Apple touts privacy features of new operating systems © 2018 AFPlast_img read more

5G service rolls out—but not without controversy

first_img Citation: 5G service rolls out—but not without controversy (2018, October 9) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-10-5g-outbut-controversy.html The United States Conference of Mayors called the ruling “an unprecedented federal intrusion into local (and state) government property rights that will have substantial and continuing adverse impacts on cities and their taxpayers, including reduced funding for essential local government services, and needlessly introduce increased risk of right of way and other public safety hazards.”On Tuesday, Seattle announced plans to appeal the decision in federal court.”This is more than just an unfunded mandate, requiring us to do something without paying for the cost,” said Seattle city attorney Pete Holmes. “This is more like a taking, frankly, without due process and without compensation. Cities have property rights, and that has really just been thrown out with this ruling.”He called the deal “a gift to the industry” that will “deny us a return on our assets that we enjoy today.”Fees and processes vary widely from place to place, and are often used to fund other city services. Holmes said that companies in Seattle can pay up to $1,800 per pole as an annual fee; prices go up to $5,100 for prime Manhattan locations and down to $148 in neighborhoods where the city wants to incentivize more deployment, according to Bloomberg.In Los Angeles, the city said that the break-even point for small cell facilities is $800 per installation. But in exchange for amenities such as free Wi-Fi in Skid Row and at recreation centers, $400,000 of scholarship money, and launching an innovation center in the city, L.A. is charging Verizon just $175 per device per year for 10 years for up to 1,000 installations, plus the cost of electricity.Jeanne Holm, L.A.’s deputy chief information officer, said the city cut a good deal: “Verizon brought a bunch of stuff to the table which, in my opinion, is well worth that offset, and our financial analysts have also agreed.”The details of the city’s deal with Verizon are currently in front of the City Council for approval, as are preliminary plans for a mobile 5G deal with AT&T.Although the city’s fee for Verizon is below the maximum set by the FCC, the new rules could give the carrier a chance to renegotiate on terms it considers more favorable.Jonathan LeCompte, president of Verizon’s Pacific market, said he couldn’t speak on the specifics of the Los Angeles deal without the financials in front of him, but said “if it’s a little bigger delta between the numbers, there might be a different plan of attack.”In a letter to the FCC, Mayor Eric Garcetti urged the commission to rewrite the ruling before its adoption, arguing that the decision would “insert confusion into the market, and sow mistrust between my technology team and the carriers with whom we have already reached agreements.”The L.A. city attorney’s office did not respond to requests for comment.Small cell 5G technology relies on higher-frequency radio waves than current wireless services to deliver faster speeds—but at shorter ranges. Those higher-frequency signals, which measure in millimeters, can be obstructed by objects of a similar size, such as leaves and raindrops.Twenty U.S. states have enacted legislation that streamlines regulation on 5G small cell installation, and a California bill that would have reduced local power to block new installations was vetoed by Gov. Jerry Brown late last year.The FCC says the new rule will save money for telecommunications companies, which will redirect those funds to deploy 5G service to less-connected rural areas.Industry experts dispute this hypothesis—and leading telecoms say rural areas are not their first priority for 5G service.”No one believes that’s going to happen,” said Levin, the former FCC official. “Inside the Beltway, they say if they save them a buck in New York they’ll go deploy in Montana. That’s not just dumb, that’s a special kind of stupid.”The FCC did not respond to a Times request for comment.Scott Mair, AT&T’s president of operations, said “small cell technology will start initially for mobile networks in dense urban areas and suburban areas.””Rural America will have 5G over time,” he said.LeCompte, of Verizon, said that rural markets are not a part of the company’s initial rollout plan, but added that “obviously, we need to care for those.”LeCompte praised the permitting process in Los Angeles and Sacramento, but said “in general the permitting process and the flow of paperwork is a long pole in the tent on deploying 5G.”The deal between Verizon and Los Angeles has allowed the city to focus on infrastructure in underserved neighborhoods with low broadband access.”For the initial rollout, we agreed that the downtown area made a lot of sense—partly because we knew the convention center would be an early hub, and wanted to reach out to areas like Pico-Union and others that are underserved around USC,” Holm said.She estimated that it would take 8,000 to 10,000 small cells to fully cover the city. 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. Lampposts around downtown Los Angeles are being wired with fiber optic cable and shoebox-sized gadgets to beam the fifth and fastest generation of cellular data, known as 5G, into homes and mobile devices. City of Seattle fighting federal government’s new 5G rulescenter_img This high-tech infrastructure build-out is the result of a deal between the city and Verizon—Los Angeles gave the wireless carrier a break on the fees for taking up space on streetlights in exchange for a package of amenities and services.Such arrangements are common nationwide, where local governments have long leveraged access to public property and rights of way as a bargaining chip to accomplish policy goals.But late last month, the Federal Communications Commission took the unusual step of nationalizing public infrastructure for 5G installation, throwing L.A.’s deal with Verizon and agreements between other cities and carriers into question in the process.The FCC established a maximum price that local governments can charge telecom companies for small cell installations on public poles and in city streets: $270. The agency also established what it called a “shot clock” mandating that permits for small cell infrastructure be processed within 60 to 90 days, depending on the type of installation. If the permits take longer, the telecom companies can take cities to court.Cities charging more than the maximum rate of $270 are open to litigation, and according to the ruling will have to prove that the higher fee is a reasonable approximation of costs.”There has never been a federal decision to price-regulate the way local governments provide access to their own property,” said Blair Levin, a fellow at the Brookings Institution who served as chief of staff to the Clinton-era chairman of the FCC. “That’s an extreme step.”FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said the ruling will hasten the rollout of the new technology, which debuted in the homes of some Verizon customers in Los Angeles this week. “Big-city taxes on 5G slow down deployment there and also jeopardize the construction of 5G networks in suburbs and rural America,” he wrote in a statement accompanying the ruling.Local governments across the country, however, say the rules are too friendly to the telecom industry. ©2018 Los Angeles Times Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. 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Breaking down the pros and cons of trading for Chris Paul

first_imgAccording to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Royce Young, Thunder general manager Sam Presti is working with Paul’s agents to “redirect the nine-time All-Star to a new team” after he was traded from the Houston Rockets for Russell Westbrook. It would be particularly difficult for the Heat, as they are hard-capped after completing a sign-and-trade with the Philadelphia 76ers for Jimmy Butler. The two of them would give the Heat the type of star power they’ve been missing since LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh left Miami, but could they surround them with the role players they’d need to legitimately make a run, especially if they have to part ways with a Justise Winslow, Bam Adebayo or Tyler Herro?The same question applies to any other team in the market for a point guard, such as the Minnesota Timberwolves, Detroit Pistons or Orlando Magic. As well as he might fit, Paul’s contract could be a deal-breaker for some.The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA or its clubs. Presti: “Getting a player of Chris’ caliber gives us another experienced playmaker and leader, while the additional draft picks continue to allow us to further commit to the long-term vision that we are embarking on for the Thunder.” pic.twitter.com/4mxXM6ilQg- OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) July 17, 2019The Miami Heat are reportedly one of the teams interested in trading for Paul, although Wojnarowski and Young added that other possibilities are being explored.For whichever team lands Paul, what would they be trading for?The prosAt age 33, Paul averaged 15.6 points per game on 41.9 percent shooting from the field and 35.8 percent from 3-point range. Even though he’s not the All-NBA player he once was, he’s still a versatile scorer who can play with and without the ball in his hands.In addition to still being a solid pick-and-roll scorer, Paul has developed into a big-time isolation scorer on the back end of his career. In his first season with the Rockets, Paul averaged the fourth-most isolation points per game and ranked in the 91st percentile with 1.10 points per possession. While he wasn’t nearly as prolific last season, it didn’t stop him from averaging the fourth-most isolation points per game and ranking in the top half of the league (63rd percentile) in efficiency.Paul has almost certainly peaked as an isolation scorer, but being able to pull-up from 3-point range and midrange at a high rate gives him the tools to get his shot off against mismatches. According to NBA.com, Paul made 34.5 percent of his 3-point pull-ups and 47.9 percent of his 2-point pull-ups last season. He was even better in 2017-18, knocking down 38.1 percent of his 3-point pull-ups and 52.7 percent of his 2-point pull-ups.Paul is still also one of the better passers in the NBA. He averaged 8.2 assists per game last season while rarely turning the ball over.According to NBA Miner, almost half of Paul’s assists on the season led directly to 3-pointers. It helped him create 21.1 points per game for his teammates, putting him behind only Russell Westbrook (26.5) and John Wall (21.2) for the most in the league.If surrounded by the right players – ideally shooters and a big man he can run pick-and-rolls with – Paul is still more than capable of quarterbacking an efficient offence.As for the other side of the floor, most advanced metrics still make Paul out to be a positive defender. He finished near the top of the league in steals and deflections once again last season, and Houston’s defensive rating improved by 7.7 points per 100 possessions with him on the court.Paul has always played bigger than his size. He’s an incredibly smart defender who has some of the quickest hands in the league. The combination helps him defend multiple positions, even some forwards. Whichever team acquires him would likely get better defensively with him, not worse.The consThe concern for Paul is that he’s an undersized point guard who has struggled to stay healthy over the last three seasons and has shown serious signs of decline entering his mid-30s.Last season with the Rockets, Paul posted a Player Efficiency Rating (PER) of 19.7 percent, which was the lowest mark of his career. His True Shooting Percentage wasn’t much better. The only time Paul combined to shoot worse from the field, perimeter and free throw line was back when he was a rookie and sophomore, almost 15 years ago.That doesn’t mean Paul is suddenly a negative on offence. Far from it. But those aren’t the numbers you’d hope to see from someone who is being paid like one of the best players in the entire league. Paul still has three more years remaining on his current contract, with him being owed $38.5 million in 2019-20, $41.4 million in 2020-21 and $44.2 million in 2021-22.The final year of the deal is a player option, but it’s hard to believe Paul won’t pick it up.For perspective, Stephen Curry is the only player currently slated to make more than Paul next season. After that, only Curry and Russell Westbrook will make more in 2020-21, followed by Curry and John Wall in 2021-22.Those figures will make it difficult for any team to trade for Paul and build around him. All the signs are pointing towards him not being good enough anymore to be the No. 1 option on a playoff team, so he’d need to be paired with another star. However, Paul and another star’s contracts could add up to as much as $80 million a year, leaving little room to fill out the rest of the roster.center_img Chris Paul might not be a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder for very long.last_img read more

Dont Be Confused If This Starfish Makes Your Mouth Water

first_img In Photos: The Stunning Sea Life ‘Stars’ of ‘Big Pacific’ If this starfish is making your mouth water, you’re not alone. When a photo of Plinthaster dentatus went viral on Twitter last week, pasta-lovers did a double take — the sea star looked just like a piece of ravioli. Originally published on Live Science. In Photos: The Wonders of the Deep Seacenter_img Marine Marvels: Spectacular Photos of Sea Creatures starfish out here lookin like a snack https://t.co/H7BPqTWsDwby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 min and see why everyone is addicted!Vikings: Free Online GameUndohear.comThese German hearing aids are going viralhear.comUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoGundry MD Total Restore SupplementU.S. Cardiologist: It’s Like a Pressure Wash for Your InsidesGundry MD Total Restore SupplementUndoKelley Blue Book2019 Lexus Vehicles Worth Buying for Their Resale ValueKelley Blue BookUndoLivestlyThe List Of Dog Breeds To Avoid At All CostsLivestlyUndo — XD (@radfag_) July 11, 2019 Headbutting Tiny Worms Are Really, Really LoudThis rapid strike produces a loud ‘pop’ comparable to those made by snapping shrimps, one of the most intense biological sounds measured at sea.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Why Is It ‘Snowing’ Salt in the Dead Sea?01:53 facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.livescience.com/65934-ravioli-sea-star.html?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0000:3500:35 The photo of the starfish, captured on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s recent expedition to the deep Atlantic Ocean, propelled the tasty looking echinoderm to fame. But until now, the “ravioli” star (also called the cookie star) was a bit of a nobody. Even though scientists have known of the ravioli star for some time, only recently did the creature get a common (non-Latin) name, Christopher Mah, an invertebrate biologist at the Smithsonian Museum at Natural History, told Live Science. Instead, the starfish was known only by its formal scientific name, P. dentatus. [Photos: See the World’s Cutest Sea Creatures] That’s because until now, people rarely had the chance to observe the starfish in its natural habitat. Most of what scientists know about the ravioli star comes from specimens that were already dead, Mah said. Now, with the advent of remotely operated vehicles like NOAA’s Deep Discoverer, which captured rare footage of ravioli stars, everyone has virtual access to these creatures. It was sometime in the last year that Mah began hearing the names “cookie star” and “ravioli star” bouncing around the internet. “It’s just kind of amusing to me,” Mah said, “[The name] just took off so quickly.” The starfish isn’t new or unusual — it has existed at the depths of the ocean for much longer than its moniker. But the way Twitter is interacting with the ravioli star and other marine wonders is completely novel, Mah said. Just the fact that the internet has bred a new name for these creatures is evidence of a new kind of citizen science, he added. That’s a good thing. “Any kind of connection that I think the public has with natural history, with nature is important,” Mah said. As for the ravioli star, its moment in the spotlight is only just beginning. This is an exciting moment for deep-sea creatures like the pasta doppelganger, Mah said. For the first time, scientists have the chance to study how they interact with their environment — what they eat, how they reproduce and how they navigate their underwater world. On the Deep Discoverer’s most recent dive, for instance, the ROV captured another image of a group of ravioli stars ganging up on a sea sponge (a sea creature with no skeleton and a soft, porous body). Until now, scientists knew virtually nothing about this sea star’s biology. This is the Deep Discoverers seventh dive on an expedition called Windows to the Deep.last_img read more

Lifeline for Rohingya children

first_imgRohingya children learning to read and write at the academy. “Luckily, things got better when I was made a coordinator to conduct refugee mental health assessment under the Australian Refugee Health Programme,” said Mohammad Hassan, adding 39 pupils aged between four and 13 were currently studying in the school.“The children learn Bahasa Malaysia, English, Mathematics, History and Islamic Studies,” he said, adding that there are eight volunteers teaching the children for free.A local university has provided funds to buy teaching materials so that lessons can be carried out more effectively at the academy.A volunteer, Hasnizah Jalaluddin, 57, began teaching the children about three years ago.The former teacher said teaching the children might be challenging but it was also rewarding.“It is not as easy as teaching Malaysian children but they are quick learners,” said Hasnizah, who teaches English and Mathematics. Mohammad Hassan says they had to close down the school twice due to lack of funds. World 06 Jul 2019 Thousands protest amid outcry over Myanmar child-rape case The Darul Hedayah Rohingya Academy has 39 pupils aged between four and 13. — Photos: RONNIE CHIN/The Star {{category}} {{time}} {{title}} “Unfortunately, we could not meet their requirement back then, which was to have a minimum of 25 pupils aged over five years,” he said.“We tried to get help from several non-governmental organisations but to no avail,” he added. Mohammad Hassan said they had to raise funds to start the school themselves.“We have had to close the school twice due to lack of funds. “I realised many of them could not read or write. As there was an acute need, my friends and I decided to start a school for the children,” he added.Mohammad Hassan said getting funds to set up the school was not easy.“We went to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to seek financial help. “Some of my friends who are also teachers plan to volunteer here once they retire,” she added. Faruk Abdul Rashid, 11, felt lucky to be able to learn at the school.“My favourite subject is English because during class, we get to sing. I am happy to be able to read and speak in English.“When I grow up, I want to return home and become a policeman. I want to protect my family and my people,” he added.Muhammad Miran Abdul Razak, 12, said he did not know if he would return to Myanmar.“I was born in Malaysia and cannot speak my native language. My family and I used to live in Penang but my mother sent me here. “I’m happy to be with my friends here as we can learn and play together,” he added. Central Region , Rohingya Related News Related News A GROUP of Rohingya refugees have come together to set up a school for children from the community.The Darul Hedayah Rohingya Academy, which is located on the first floor of a shoplot near Jalan Lahat, Ipoh, was set up five years ago.Rohingya Association Perak branch chairman Mohammad Hassan Miya Huson, 36, said the academy is providing a lifeline to young children.“I have been living in Ipoh for almost 12 years. When I first arrived, there were only Rohingya adults but now many children are living here,” he said. World 13h ago In Myanmar’s conflict-torn Rakhine, fresh allegations of ‘war crimes’ Metro News 08 Jul 2019 Why English is important Tags / Keywords: Children listening attentively to Hasnizah as Mohammad Hassan looks on.last_img read more

Fire breaks out at Nandaram market in Kolkata

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 17:03 IST PTI image used for representation.A major fire broke out on Saturday afternoon at Nandaram market in Kolkata in West Bengal. At least six fire tenders are present at the spot and the attempts to douse the fire are underway.The fire was reported from the 9th floor of Nandaram market.The cause of the fire has not been ascertained yet. An investigation in the case has been initiated.The same market was gutted in a major fire nearly a decade ago. It was repaired and the business establishments had resumed work then.More details are awaited in the Nandaram market fire.Also Read | Gurugram: 100 shanties gutted, 7-month-old infant dead in fireAlso Watch | Fire breaks out at high-rise in Kolkata’s Park StreetFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byChanchal Chauhan Next Fire breaks out at Nandaram market in KolkataThe cause of the fire has not been ascertained yet. An investigation in the case has been initiated.advertisementlast_img read more