Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City “I really wanted the game today,” he said.Finally putting his left ankle injury behind, the Cebuano guard drilled three consecutive treys in the final 2:03 which broke the back of Batangas-EAC to deliver the 89-79 victory for Akari-Adamson in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup on Thursday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkREAD: D-League: Pingoy’s late 3s tow Akari-Adamson past Batangas-EACThat late flurry capped off his 6-of-9 shooting from downtown en route to 23 points, eight assists, four rebounds, and three steals in the win — his best showing in the developmental league to date. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View comments It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “I will still do what coach wants me to do. I just hope this game of mine will continue,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PSL: F2 scores second win at expense of woeful Smart PBA IMAGESFor Jerie Pingoy, it almost felt like a throwback of sorts.With his team’s fate on his hands once again, the former UAAP Juniors Most Valuable Player did what he does best: deliver the goods.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer LATEST STORIES Admittedly still groping for form after undergoing surgery back in December, Pingoy’s aim in the PBA D-League may be a little different from the team’s collective goal.“I wanted to prove that I still can contribute even if I came off of an injury. I wanted to show that I still deserve to play,” he said.But Pingoy tries his earnest to not veer away too much from the team’s mission as Akari-Adamson prepares for the upcoming UAAP season later this year.“I just play my role. We don’t have a star player here, so we just try to help each other out,” he said as he seeks to follow the lead of top gun Jerrick Ahanmisi and recently-graduated guard Robbie Manalang.Pingoy, though, remains committed to the system of coach Franz Pumaren.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award
A DISABLED man who developed a DIY cannabis factory at his home in Bundoran using tools he bought at a garden centre has been given suspended prison sentences.Kevin Granaghan, who is 55, appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court today, a year after Judge John O’Hagan delayed sentencing in the case.Gardai raided his home and found an elaborate drug-cultivation centre there. Granaghan had to walk with the use of a walking stick in court and was said by his lawyer to be in “extremely poor health.”Gardai had kept him under surveillance for some time before raiding his home.When they eventually swooped on 16 St Bridget’s Terrace, they discovered almost €30,000 worth of cannabis plants and seeds in sheds and in the home of Granaghan.The court heard that Granaghan’s home and sheds were set up to grow the plants in special conditions.The windows had been specially sealed to keep out natural sunlight and the electricity supply had been bypassed using special copper wire.In the garden of sheds at the rear of his home, a total of 67 cannabis plants and other materials with a total value of €29,800 were found.There were extractor fans as well as power packs, timers, switches and special watering systems to produce both make and female cannabis plants.Gardai said they did not believe that Granaghan was capable of carrying out such an operation alone but was taking the rap for others.When Gardai raided the house under the Misuse of Drugs Act on December 1st, 2010, the front door of the house was open.Judge John O’Hagan said such behaviour had to be punished.He jailed Granaghan, who pleaded guilty, for two years on two counts of cultivating and supplying cannabis.He suspended both sentences, which are to run concurrently, for a period of two years.DONEGAL MAN WHO SET UP DIY CANNABIS FACTORY GETS SUSPENDED JAIL SENTENCE was last modified: July 17th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Smaller schools ensure student achievement grows and the achievement gap between whites and Latinos narrows, said Richard Alonzo, superintendent of LAUSD’s local District 4, where about 87 percent of his 100,000 students are Latino. His district covers downtown to West Los Angeles to the Hollywood basin to Eagle Rock and Highland Park. Belmont High School in his district has 5,500 students – considered the largest in LAUSD – and the district is building four other high schools to reduce it to a 2,400-student campus. “Building and constructing new schools will eliminate busing kids out of neighborhoods and providing enough seats at neighborhood schools so we can eliminate the year-round calendar,” he said. A second study by the center found that there is a higher dropout rate among immigrant teenagers – particularly those who had prior academic difficulties. The study defines “dropout” as school-age teens not enrolled in school. While 8 percent of the nation’s teens are foreign-born, nearly 25 percent of the teen school dropouts are foreign-born, based on data from the 2000 U.S. Census. The foreign-born school dropout rates strongly depend on the age at which the teen migrated – the older the age, the higher the dropout likelihood – and the quality of the education at the country that initially educated the teen. Belmont High has a newcomer center that provides intensive English language support and instruction to those students who are new to the country. But, after one year of support, the school is required to release the students into the regular school program, usually with negative results, Alonzo said. “If they’re five years behind in grade level, they have a very difficult time keeping up and end up dropping out,” he said. “Many of the older kids we get may be coming from rural areas in Mexico and Central America, where education could have been spotty or nonexistent.” But, as Latinos start going through the U.S. school system at younger and younger ages, their academic progress grows, Fry said. The third study found that the number of young Latinos attending college is increasing, while the number of whites enrolling in four-year colleges grows even more rapidly. Nationally, there was a 24 percent increase in the number of Latino freshmen in postsecondary institutions from 1996 to 2001. Latino freshmen enrollment in four-year colleges increased by 29 percent in that same period, and by 14 percent in two-year colleges. But the gap between Latino and white students attending four-year colleges continues to grow. In California, for example, a 9 percentage point gap in 1996 widened to 16 percentage points in 2001. Naush Boghossian, (818) 713-3722 email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Latinos are more likely than blacks and whites to attend the most crowded high schools with the poorest students and highest student-teacher ratios, according to studies released Tuesday by the Pew Hispanic Center. The study’s results are particularly relevant to the Los Angeles Unified, whose student body is about 70 percent Latino, said researcher Richard Fry, who authored three studies released by the nonpartisan research organization based in Washington, D.C. Los Angeles Unified has some of the largest high schools in the nation, with as many as 5,500 students on some campuses, compared with a national average of 750. The school district also has an alarmingly high dropout rate, estimated at around 33 percent. “Large high schools, particularly in terms of dropout rates and student achievement gains, are deleterious for educational outcomes,” Fry said, explaining that the optimal size for a high school ranges from 600 to 900 students. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “What we see is well over half of the Hispanic public high school students are in schools with more than 1,800 students … and this itself, research suggests, will worsen their outcomes.” In the 2002-03 school year, 56 percent of Latinos nationwide attended public high schools with more than 1,838 students, compared to 32 percent of blacks and 26 percent of whites. The average high school in the country has about 750 students. Also, 37 percent of Latinos attend the 10 percent of schools with the highest student-teacher ratios – greater than 22 to 1 – compared with 14 percent of blacks and 13 percent of whites. The national average is 16 students per teacher. Researcher Fry explained that part of the reason for Latinos attending the most crowded schools is that 80 percent of the nation’s Latinos live in the seven states – including California, Texas and Florida – that have larger public high schools on average than the rest of the nation. At the LAUSD, where about 70 percent of the approximately 740,000-student population is Latino, the answer to the problem is building more schools to create smaller schools that are on traditional September-June calendars, rather than year-round.
Encode videos for playback on a tablet device using presets for Adobe Media Encoder CS6.Hot off the heels of the Creative Suite 6 release, Adobe is already making preset updates to Media Encoder. New tablet products mean more avenues for video playback. Adobe is making it simple to optimize your video encoding for tablet devices.The free preset download specifically addresses video encoding for:Amazon Kindle FireBarnes and Noble NookApple iPadTablets using the Android operating systemKindle Fire and Barnes and Noble Nook Color are two emerging entrants into the tablet arena and it’s nice to see they’re already receiving some 3rd party encoding support (makes it much simpler for video editors / media managers). On top of encoding support for these tablet devices, presets are also included for XDCAM EX and AVC-Intro in MXF wrappers.Although this update is avaliable for both PC and MAC versions of Adobe Media Encoder, MAC users can also download an additional set of ProRes video presets.If you’re not already using Adobe Media Encoder, you can receive it as part of CS6 Production Premium or as one of the apps in Adobe’s new Creative Cloud subscription service.Adobe Media Encoder users download tablet encoding presets HERE.
idustrial revolution’s popular Volumetrix light spill plugin updates to support presets in Final Cut Pro X.Volumetrix takes the hassle out of adding interesting light effects to your video and animation projects! Say goodbye to extensive keyframing – spicing up your text, images or video with impressive lighting is now as simple as adding a one-click preset. Volumetrix includes a ton of lighting options, including the ability to add glows, rays, glints and highlights.It’s simple to customize each lighting effect to make it your own, by adjusting the timing and display parameters included in each preset. Stack different lighting effects to create a one-of-a-kind look or transition. The newest version of Volumetrix offers up full support for Final Cut Pro X, but the plug-in can also be used in:Final Cut Pro 7Motion 4 & 5Final Cut Express 4Adobe After EffectsTo get Volumetrix running in your editing application, download FXFactory and find Volumetrix in the list of available plfug-ins (Volumetrix runs on the FXFactory plugin management system). For $49 you’ll get the full Volumetrix suite of light effects and the ability to run the plugin in any of the above applications.Get more info and download the Volumetrix light spill plugin.
Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday claimed to have busted a module of the Hizbul Mujahideen by arresting seven suspected militants in Kashmir who were allegedly tasked to disrupt the upcoming Lok Sabha bypolls.The arrests were made in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district, ahead of bypolls in Anantnag and Srinagar due in April.“We have busted a module of the banned Hizbul Mujahideen militant organisation by arresting seven militants,” Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Kulgam, Shridhar Patil told reporters.He said the district police received a specific intelligence input on March 21 that the militant outfit has constituted a module to carry out attacks on security forces and disrupt the election process.The self-styled district commander of the outfit Altaf Dar alias Al-Kachroo and Towseef Sheikh alias Mossad had constituted the module for allegedly disrupting the elections.“We registered a case on the basis of this information and during investigation it was found that Zubar Ahmad Badar, a resident of Nai-Basti in Qaimoh area of the district, was the king-pin of this module. He was subsequently arrested,” Mr. Patil said.The SSP said a pistol, three bullets and two AK-47 magazines were recovered from Badar’s possession. “During his questioning, we came to know about his associates and among them till now six have been arrested and we expect more arrests,” he added.The police officer said the main aim of the module was to target security forces during the elections and they had even made a failed attempt in Bijbehara area of Anantnag on March 19.“The arrest of these persons and recoveries made is a big achievement for us especially because of the elections,” the official said. He also claimed that Hizbul Mujahideen was trying to recruit new people The by-elections to Srinagar and Anantnag Lok Sabha constituencies are to be held on April 9 and April 12, respectively.
The Baseball Hall of Fame will announce this year’s voting results Tuesday afternoon, but clever denizens of the Web have a head start on the process. For the past few years, the analytically inclined corner of the sports world (spearheaded by Baseball Think Factory and other sites) have counted the votes from media members who announced their ballots ahead of time — a contingent that includes more than a third of all voters as of Tuesday morning. The most recent projections can be found here.Since the Baseball Hall of Fame Vote Tracker project began in 2009, the early returns have corresponded remarkably well with the voting results:There are some inconsistencies, however. For example, the subset of voters who release their ballots ahead of time tends to align more closely with progressive baseball philosophies, such as the use of advanced metrics and the acceptance of players implicated for using performance-enhancing drugs.That’s why a player such as Mike Piazza, whose legacy has been clouded by vague PED rumors, may fall short of the 75 percent vote threshold needed for induction despite the exit polling listing him near 76 percent Tuesday morning. Or why Tim Raines, who stakes a not-insignificant portion of his claim to the hall on the basis of a strong wins above replacement (WAR) tally, probably won’t exceed the 65 percent mark being predicted by the HoF Tracker.Interestingly, after controlling for WAR and steroid allegations, the voters who fail to make their preferences known ahead of time also have been biased against players whose hall case is unusually tied up in the Hall of Fame Standards metric, which measures career longevity and milestone accumulation. This means non-disclosing voters tend to weigh a player’s peak contributions more heavily than his overall body of work.But even among the known ballots, there are some interesting hints as to how the nonpublic voting will shake out. Noting a rather visually arresting bifurcation among voters, sabermetric impresario Tom Tango has suggested this clustering effect is due to voters being highly polarized on a few hot-button issues. For instance, voters who selected Barry Bonds were very likely to also select Roger Clemens; meanwhile, voting for Fred McGriff or Lee Smith was strongly associated with not putting Bonds or Clemens on a ballot.Those numbers reflect generational differences between voters that will take center stage when we compare the HoF Tracker’s predictions to the voting results.UPDATE (Jan. 6, 3:59 p.m.): On Tuesday afternoon, the Hall of Fame announced that four players had been inducted: Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio. The players with the biggest deviations between actual voting percentage and the HoF Tracker’s predictions were Curt Schilling (whose actual share was 12.3 percentage points lower than his predicted share), Mike Mussina (11 percent), Raines (9.9 percent) and Lee Smith (whose actual voting percentage was 9.4 points higher than expected). As expected, Piazza also lost too many votes once the private ballots were accounted for; his voting percentage dropped from 76.2 percent in the final pre-announcement data to 69.9 percent in the overall tally.
Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, November 8, 2016 – For about five to ten percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer, hereditary factors are the root cause. In fact, having a first-degree (mother, sister, daughter) relative with breast cancer, increases the potential that you are carrying a mutated breast cancer gene. And, women who inherit a gene mutation have a much higher risk of developing breast cancer.A gene can often harbor an abnormality that changes how the cell works or responds to its environment. According to Sara Carroll, genetic counselor at Cleveland Clinic Florida, “the most common causes of hereditary breast cancer include mutations in the BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 gene.” There are other hereditary causes of breast cancer, but these are the most prevalent. These genes can be inherited from either parent.BRCA genes help to correct DNA damage. In people with a mutation in BRCA1 or BRCA2, the ability to repair damage is impaired and can sometimes lead to breast cancer. This suggests an estimated 87% lifetime risk of developing breast cancer, which begins to steeply rise at the age of 30. The risk of developing breast cancer by the age of 50 is approximately 50%.There are several factors that can suggest the possibility that hereditary breast cancer runs in your family. You should be concerned if:There is both breast and ovarian cancer in your family.Diagnosis of breast cancer has occurred before age 50.Diagnosis of bilateral breast cancer (cancer in both breasts).Ask about genetic counseling if you are concerned, or call for a risk assessment appointment if you are unsure. High-risk women can be tested to screen for mutations in the BRCA genes. “Genetic testing can be beneficial in determining whether a cancer diagnosis was random or the result of an inherited mutation,” says Ms. Carroll. This is valuable information, as there may also be an increased risk for other cancers as well. Your family members will also benefit from discovering whether a hereditary risk exists.At the genetic counseling visit, a personal and detailed family medical history will be obtained. Depending what your hereditary risk factors are, we can determine whether or not genetic testing is appropriate, and which genetic changes to assess. Genetic testing involves a blood test, and the results are typically known in a few weeks. Hereditary risk assessment and genetic testing have become tools in the personalization of breast cancer treatment, by providing a basic understanding of the structure and function of genes at a molecular level. This knowledge allows the best clinical management to be determined. In some instances, additional breast cancer risk management options may be necessary. Tell your doctor about your family history of breast cancer and discuss whether that history might support the consideration of changes to your care.The Breast Center at Cleveland Clinic Florida is fully accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a designation given to centers that are committed to providing the highest quality breast care. The breast cancer team provides the most up-to-date information on the genetic components of breast cancer, and offers predictive testing for family members who may have inherited a specific genetic mutation.“Understanding the increased genetic risk enables you to evaluate your options in advance. Working with our breast cancer care team, you can create a personalized plan, designed to prevent or detect cancer at an earlier and more treatable stage,” states Ms. Carroll. Women can be empowered to make important health decisions, armed with the knowledge of their genetic breast cancer risk.
Stagnito Media has acquired Zweig White Information Services’ media group, including CE News and Structural Engineer magazines. Stagnito is backed by Chicago-based private equity firm Cardinal Growth, which counts Zweig White in its portfolio of investments. Financial terms of the transaction, if any, were not disclosed.According to Stagnito president and CEO Harry Stagnito, the acquisition fits within the company’s goal of launching and acquiring media properties in the industrial engineering, architecture, construction and infrastructure industries, “both in the private and public sectors.”Previously, Harry Stagnito served as chief executive of Stagnito Communications, which was sold by Ascend Media to BNP Media in 2007 as part of Ascend’s estimated $30 million divestiture of its professional services division.
WILMINGTON, MA — In recognition of Veteran’s Day, Massachusetts building trades unions, including Wilmington-based Carpenters Local 339, honored local veterans this week and raised more than $50,000 for life-changing career pathways program, Helmets to Hardhats.Helmets to Hardhats is a national nonprofit that connects National Guard, reserve and transitioning active-duty military members with meaningful, family-sustaining careers in the union building trades. Carpenters Local 339 donated $500 to the group.The Massachusetts Building Trades Council is a longtime supporter of the program, which has placed more than 575 military veterans in union construction jobs statewide.“We are so proud to support Helmets to Hardhats in providing career opportunities for our valued veterans. With these donations, we want to thank these courageous men and women for their service and send a clear message that there is a place for them with our unions,” said Frank Callahan, president of the Massachusetts Building Trades Council.The Massachusetts building trades unions represent the largest workforce in the state, and they’re focused on creating middle-class employment opportunities for families across the commonwealth, including for returning veterans. 75,000 men and women have great jobs and benefits with the union building trades, and nearly a quarter of a million children, spouses, and workers are covered by their high-quality union health plans. And through Build a Life and Building Pathways, the unions are creating new avenues of economic opportunity for women and people of color so that everyone can benefit from well-paying careers in the union construction trades.Helmets to Hardhats Executive Director Darrell Roberts recognized the generosity of the building trades unions and union contractors.“Thanks to the generous contributions of the Massachusetts building trades unions and union contractors, we’re able to ensure that our returning veterans have meaningful, well-paying careers in the union building trades. Their support has allowed us to do even more to support the commonwealth’s bravest,” said Roberts.Organizers attributed much of the partnership’s success to its focus on creating new employment opportunities, and ongoing career advancement, through extensive training. The Massachusetts building trades unions spent $48 million last year alone to ensure workers at every phase of their career had free hands-on training.(NOTE: The above press release via Carpenters Local 339.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Meagan Pennie Receives Scholarship From Sheet Metal Workers Local 17In “Education”WASHINGTON TO WILMINGTON: Senator Markey Says FCC Vote Imperils Community TelevisionIn “Government”Wilmington’s iPods For Wounded Veterans Travel To Arizona, Partner With Teamsters To Give Gifts To VeteransIn “Community”