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De Jesus sad to see Bundit go: ‘He has contributed so much to PH volleyball’

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “He was able to dominate from the start and every team adjusted when he arrived,” said De Jesus, who’s 2-2 against Bundit in their championship duels. “Filipinos are quick learners so when they started adjusting that ‘s when Tai found some difficulty.”“I admit that it was hard going up against him because Thailand is more advanced than the Philippines in terms of volleyball, and people say it’s a difference of 30 years, so we have to adapt whatever’s there internationally.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Harris, Alaska rip Magnolia in Game 3 to avoid 0-3 hole The jolly Thai mentor arrived to handle a dependable Ateneo volleyball program and made it a juggernaut leading the team to two championships, four finals appearances, and five Final Fours.De Jesus is someone who elects to stay as stoic as possible while Bundit will bust out dance moves every time the Lady Eagles make a point, but the difference between the two also harbors respect.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I’m actually happy that Tai arrived here in the Philippines and I’m sad that he’s leaving because he has contributed so much to Philippine volleyball,” said De Jesus in Filipino after leading F2 Logistics to a 25-12, 25-22, 25-20, quarterfinals win over Cocolife in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference.“If he didn’t arrive here, volleyball won’t be at this level here in the Philippines.” Bundit is leaving the Philippines on Dec. 14 to take care of his family after leading Creamline to the Open Conference title in the Premier Volleyball League.De Jesus and Bundit never faced each other in the club leagues but both bolster titles in their respective outfits.Bundit led the Cool Smashers to two PVL titles while De Jesus has three championships in the PSL.De Jesus said Bundit immediately changed the UAAP game the moment he joined Ateneo in Season 76.Bundit led the Lady Eagles to two straight titles in his first two years with Ateneo before settling for two consecutive silver medals in Seasons 78 and 80, and a bronze in Season 80.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Ramil De Jesus is often regarded as one of the greatest volleyball minds in Philippine history having led De La Salle to all of its 11 titles in the UAAP.And there’s one man that De Jesus went up against for four straight times and that was former Ateneo head coach Tai Bundit.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folklast_img read more

 

BREAKING: Suspected body of missing Berbice man found chopped and burnt

first_imgThe dismembered body, suspected to be that of a missing 21-year-old Berbice man was found in a burial ground at No. 55 Village on the Corentyne, Berbice on Friday.Mahendra Ghanie of Bloomfield Village, Corentyne was last seen leaving his home on Monday to meet with his employer but instead, the remains suspected to be his were found in the burial ground, days later. Investigators confirmed that the body was chopped to pieces and burnt.The remains of the chopped and burnt bodyThe prime suspect was taken into police custody and is assisting with the investigations.Details will follow in the October 07, 2017 edition of the Guyana Times.last_img

 

Parents say curfew fine too much

first_imgSANTA CLARITA – The city’s curfew law is intended to crack down on youth crime in Santa Clarita, but parents are complaining that the $433 fine is excessive, and the ACLU has challenged similar laws in other cities finding parents’ authority is being usurped. Under Santa Clarita’s ordinance, those under 18 must be supervised after 10 p.m. – and if they’re driving later than that they can be ticketed if they’re not heading home. Some parents interviewed believe a milder approach could be taken that would allow parents to be more involved with reprimanding their kids. One parent, who asked to be referred to as Yvette, said her 15-year-old son recently was fined $433 while walking to a friend’s house at about 11 p.m. According to the city ordinance, fines are not to exceed $250, but Santa Clarita officials couldn’t explain the increase. Sheriff’s Sgt. Dean Currie said the increase in the fine is in line with growth in the area and the increase in local property crimes. “The purpose of the law is to curb criminal activity,” Currie said. “We know that not all kids are bad but whether it’s vandalism, theft or assault, to curb the behavior we have to set boundaries.” Still some parents argue the circumstances in which kids are found outside should allow some leniency with the curfew policy. Sally Warner, mother of three, said she was shocked to hear her 16-year-old got a curfew ticket one night during a study session with friends. Warner said her son and four friends were taking a break from studying when they strolled down to the park – across the street from the house where they were being supervised. According to Warner, her son was asked to leave by one deputy and shortly after was ticketed by another. “I understand the intention of the law is to keep kids from committing crimes, but I think our resources could be used in better ways,” Warner said. The constitutionality of such curfew laws has come into question. At least three different cities across the country have struck down curfew laws after courts ruled the ordinances were too broad and stripped parents of their rights to govern their children. The American Civil Liberties Union, which opposes curfew laws in general, is currently fighting a federal case on behalf of high school students in Oregon. They say curfew laws criminalize youths. Nevertheless, Santa Clarita authorities say their ordinance is an active tactic to fighting crime – and a strategy not exclusive to the Santa Clarita Valley. “It’s a county code that Santa Clarita adopted. Many other places have this code,” Currie said. connie.llanos@dailynews.com (661) 257-5254 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I agree with the curfew law. I don’t think kids need to be out that late at night,” the Canyon Country resident said. “But what I don’t agree with are the fines and the penalties.” The mother also said that community service was not offered as a payment option until the bailiff saw how upset she was with the fine. “They could have offered him community service and then let him work off the money and learn a lesson,” she said. The judge allowed this mother to pay half the fine and her son to perform 40 hours of community service. Curfew citations in the Santa Clarita Valley have grown slowly over the years. In 2002, 112 curfew citations were issued. Last year, there were 488. last_img read more

 

WATCH: Childhood footage of Man United star Michael Carrick ahead of testimonial

first_img The 35-year-old wasn’t always looked upon as a veteran…. Michael Carrick is relied upon as Manchester United’s veteran these days, but once upon a time, he was as fresh faced as Josh Harrop – and now there is footage to prove it.Ahead of the 35-year-old’s testimonial match at Old Trafford, his club have dug out film from the archives of children’s TV show Live & Kicking, from the early 1990s.The former West Ham and Tottenham midfielder is interviewed at home and filmed in action for his local team – the famous Wallsend Boys Club.Watch the video below…. 1center_img A blast from the past – @Carras16 on Live & Kicking! See more in #MUTV’s “Carrick: The Players’ Player” (21:00 BST): https://t.co/qMPn7Os0zT pic.twitter.com/qcKDkH8P8J— Manchester United (@ManUtd) June 1, 2017//platform.twitter.com/widgets.jslast_img read more

 

CUP HOPEFULS HARPS HOPING TO REIGNITE LEAGUE FORM AGAINST ROVERS

first_imgAfter progressing to the quarter-finals of the FAI Ford Cup last weekend, Finn Harps return to league action on Friday night when Shamrock Rovers ‘B’ visit Finn Park (kick-off 8.00pm).After three games on the trot away from home, Harps will be looking forward to playing at Finn Park once again on Friday. And home games are a bit of a rarity these days for Ollie Horgan’s side who will face another three away games in succession after the Rovers game this weekend.Harps, who knocked Wexford Youths out of the FAI Cup at Ferrycarrig Park last Friday, go into Friday’s game on the back of an unbeaten run of nine games. Indeed, Horgan’s side have lost only once now in fifteen games and will go into the game against Rovers on Friday in confident mood. As usual though, Horgan is urging caution as his troops try to force their way into an end of season play-off place.“Shamrock Rovers have won their last two games, including putting six past Cobh”, said Horgan.“They are a very confident young side that have a new freshness and excitement about them. Chris Lyons has scored in each of last two games including a hat trick, as has Cian Kavanagh, a talented young player among many others.“They have already beaten us in Ballybofey so they won’t have any fear of coming there again”, he said. Including Rovers on Friday and Cobh the following weekend, Harps will play the bottom two sides in the Division. However, Horgan says that means nothing to him and he and the squad won’t change how they approach games.“Every game is a game we try to get something out of and the next few games are no different,” he said.“I think we have had a lot of ‘must win’ games before that we didn’t win! And we know how difficult Friday’s game will be.”Last Friday, Harps defeated Wexford Youths to progress to the quarter-finals of the FAI Cup for the second season in succession. Standing between them and a place in their first semi-final in fifteen years is a meeting with either Avondale or St. Michael’s next month. The victors of the all non-league tie will be decided on Saturday.“First half in Wexford we played well and deservedly took the lead,” said Horgan of the 2-1 victory at Ferrycarrig Park. “Second half, Wexford had to come out and had most of the possession but we caught them high up the pitch for a second goal. “However from there in, we were under serious pressure, conceded a goal, added to a sending off and eight minutes of injury time but we just about held out,” he said.Friday’s game will be the fourth meeting between the two sides this season, and the second at Finn Park. All three previous meetings have finished with the away team the victor. Harps will be hoping that home advantage counts this time.On the team front, Darragh Black (shoulder) remains sidelined while Packie Mailey is a doubt with a knee injury. Otherwise, Horgan will have a full panel to choose from.CUP HOPEFULS HARPS HOPING TO REIGNITE LEAGUE FORM AGAINST ROVERS was last modified: August 28th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalfinn harpsFinn Parkshamrock roverslast_img read more

 

Exceptional Georgian style property on the market for €425,000

first_imgAn exceptional Georgian style residence with detached garage is on the market in Bridgend for €425,000.This property comes to the market in show house condition with quality fixtures and fittings at every turn. Finished to an impeccable standard with bright spacious accommodation that flows effortlessly.Occupying an elevated circa 0.9-acre site beautifully manicured with wrap-around patio area and landscaped gardens that enjoy views over Ailleagh Valley and the surrounding countryside.Early viewing is advisable for this beautiful family home.Property FeaturesGeorgian style property, Fence surround and gates on entranceFeature sash windows throughoutUnderfloor heating throughout the propertyHigh ceilings and decorative coving in many roomsClick here for the full listing and pictures!Exceptional Georgian style property on the market for €425,000 was last modified: October 6th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

 

Never Mind The 4G Chevy Volt. Here’s What It Will Take For Truly Connected Cars

first_imgConnected cars like the Chevy Volt are a harbinger of the next evolution of infrastructure in the U.S. Just as the Interstate Highway System revolutionized the country in the 1950s, LTE connectivity will bring about a new transformation. But, like the highway system, it will take time to build. After the passage of the Federal Highway Act in 1956, the original plan was not completed until 1992. Likewise, companies have been building cellular capabilities in the U.S. since the 1970s and each successive iteration (2G to 3G to 4G and so on) takes time and billions of dollars to accomplish on a meaningful scale. The building of a 4G infrastructure is a complicated matter. Radio spectrum, which carries data over the air, is a finite commodity. Carriers are acquiring and consolidating spectrum for LTE networks, and it is a tricky landscape to navigate between the federal government’s spectrum auctions and competitors like cable networks or spectrum-hungry companies like Google. Unlike the Interstate Highway System, cellular infrastructure is being built by private companies, not the government. Each has its own motivations (such as quarterly profits) and is subject to federal scrutiny.Despite the barriers, companies like Verizon are building the next generation of American infrastructure more efficiently than the federal government could. That is why the 4G Chevy Volt (and cars like it) are likely to be forming a new kind of transportation network within three or four years, not 10.   Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts The vision of an Internet-connected car is already a reality in many ways. With a smartphone or tablet as your traveling companion, there is not much you cannot do from within a vehicle. But truly networked personal transportation is still a few years off. It is not as simple as embedding a tablet in the dashboard. It requires a revamped infrastructure. A connected car has been making the rounds of technology conferences and exhibitions this year. The 4G Chevy Volt is a hybrid sedan created in partnership with General Motors, OnStar and Verizon. ReadWriteWeb’s Richard MacManus reviewed it earlier this year after getting a glimpse at Austin’s SXSW confab in March. While Richard focused on the infotainment aspect of the Volt (two tablets in the back seat can be controlled from the dashboard), the car has other network connections. The OnStar system can control many of the car’s functions, and it can send and receive messages and connect to almost any app in Android’s Google Play store. To make all this work, though, you need constant cellular connectivity.  dan rowinski Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfacescenter_img Tags:#Info Architecture#Internet of Things#mobile OnStar spokesperson Jeff Wandell said that the Volt, while interesting, is still in its research and development phase. We are not likely to see a real, working model available for sale for several years, probably by 2015. OnStar could choose a different operating system (such as Windows or iOS) instead of Android and improve the connection between the car and the home, among other possible innovations. The proposed features of the 4G Volt are not the story though. Really, the crux lies with Verizon and every other mobile data provider in the United States. 4G LTE is still in its infancy in the U.S. Carriers like Verizon and AT&T are still building out basic capabilities to regions around the country and optimizing cell towers to handle the traffic. In terms of breadth of coverage, Verizon is well ahead of both AT&T and Sprint, but the fact of the matter is that LTE is still not ready to support a fleet of connected cars roaming across the country, constantly looking for a signal. For an automobile whose basic functions depend on being LTE-connected, that is a bit of a problem.  The problem of connecting the Volt, an object, to the Internet with a persistent connection is not a problem just for the automobile industry. The “Internet of Things” (connecting objects to the Internet, like a heart sensor or a thermostat) will rely on cellular connectivity. As we noted in a past installment of The Futurist’s Cheat Sheet series, the Internet of Things (including connected cars) is already a reality. Yet the Internet of Things’ growth is hindered not by the capabilities of the objects, but by the infrastructure that will connect them.  What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

 

AI-enhanced mobile trading app raises $25 million from Eastern Europe

first_imgTags:#AI#Apple#artificial intelligence#capital.com#Internet of Things#IoT#Robinhood Related Posts Trevor Curwin China and America want the AI Prize Title: Who … Two major investors from Russia and Belarus have just invested $25 million in Capital.com, a trading app that is similar to Robinhood in the US or Trading212 in Europe — but with a specific AI-powered function that provides users with tailored content based on behavioral analysis.This is the fourth deal under a $100 million investment program targeting AI startups, which was announced in early 2017 by Larnabel VC and VP Capital. The first investments went to Astro Digital, a California-based startup which develops open APIs for satellite imagery, Banuba, a startup with Belarusian roots developing an AR-enabled mobile software development kit, and Dronefence, a Germany-based developer of drone tracking and security systems.Dubbed Smart Feed and scheduled to launch next month, this AI function analyzes user activity in real time to provide personalized news feeds, analysis, educational, and research materials.“It is like a Facebook thread in the app,” said Capital.com investor and founder of VP Capital Viktor Prokopenya in an exchange with East-West Digital News.Artificial intelligence against overconfidenceAccording to Prokopenya, Smart Feed is able to “identify common trading biases and behavioral patterns to provide relevant educational content whenever these biases are detected, [allowing] users [to] avoid the ‘mental traps’ that humans tend to have while trading, and [therefore] make more rational investment decisions.”“Say you purchased an Apple stock, it grew a bit, then you sold it,” Prokopenya said. “You did the same three times. You start feeling that you know everything. You put all your money in Snapchat stocks — which unfortunately drop in price and make you lose everything. This is the overconfidence bias, which the Smart Feed technology can detect and address.”According to Prokopenya, “the human brain is not made for trading because it is exposed to many behavioral biases.” The inventors of the app aimed to correct this by taking into account research from behavioral economists and scientists.“Artificial intelligence can bring value wherever large volumes of well-structured data are available,” Prokopenya said. “Finance does have such data, in contrast with many other sectors where the benefits of AI are overhyped. We believe that the best investment banking products of the future will be based on a deep understanding of people’s mind using big data analysis and AI.”The Capital.com trading app is intended for all types of investors, from the sophisticated ones to beginners who are not sure how to navigate the market. There are no transaction fees, but Capital.com does charge leverage fees.Plans for expansionThe app was launched in July — but without the AI feature. It is available in the App Store and Google Play platforms in the European Union, according to the Cyprus-based company. Capital.com currently operates only under EU jurisdiction but has plans to quickly expand to other countries, including the United States.center_img AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

 

Self-care When Caring for Others

first_imgBy Rachel Dorman, MS and Heidi Radunovich, PhDIn previous posts we’ve discussed how hearing about clients’ traumatic experiences can have adverse effects on mental health practitioners. In today’s post we’re continuing the conversation focusing on military psychologists, a type of mental health practitioner prone to compassion fatigue and secondary trauma syndrome (STS) due to the nature and environment of their work during military conflict. It is critical for this vulnerable population to actively take steps to ensure their competence to practice as outlined in the APA’s Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct. Johnson, Bertschinger, Snell and Wilson (2014) discuss the unique risks military psychologists face that can result in compassion fatigue and secondary trauma syndrome which can leave them vulnerable to personal distress and compromise their competence to practice. The researchers also provide recommendations for military psychologists and the military psychology community in combating compassion fatigue and secondary trauma syndrome.[Flickr, Walker_Caregiver_07_800x533 by Brian Walker, CC BY-ND 2.0] Retrieved on September 23, 2015Recommendations include having mental health professionals who work with the military take action to protect themselves from the risks of their demanding vocation by pursuing personal wellness and self-care through:engaging in physical activityeating wellgetting adequate sleepdeveloping a healthy work-life balanceengaging in enjoyable activitiesmanaging one’s case load to consciously balance cases that will demand moregetting involved in professional developmentmonitoring emotional wellnessregularly engaging with close colleagues and friends for support and interactionThe researchers emphasize the importance of close colleagues during wartime deployment, as these relationships can provide peer consultation and supervision, helping to remain self-aware of their emotional and professional competence. Finally, the researchers explain that practitioners who have returned from deployment are at greater risk of emotional exhaustion and residual trauma. Consequently, self-care and self-assessment after they returned from deployment are critical for their wellness. Supervisors and leaders who work with mental health professionals, particularly those who deploy, should also be aware of these issues and sensitive to the needs of their personnel.[Flickr, From Both Ends by gfpeck, CC BY-ND 2.0] Retrieved on September 17, 2015Military clinical psychologists and other mental health professionals are pivotal to the health and wellness of our military members and are evermore needed during times of conflict. Fortunately, there are helpful steps mental health care providers can take to combat the unique risks they face. One of the recommendations is continued education and professional development, which is something that MFLN’s Family Development concentration provides. If you are interested in gaining more professional development opportunities, please explore our webpages that house information on webinars, resources and past blog posts.References[1] Johnson, B., Bertschinger, M., Snell, A., & Wilson, A. (2014). Secondary trauma and ethical obligations for military psychologists: Preserving compassion and competence in the crucible of combat. Psychological Services, 11(1), p. 68-74. DOI: 10.1037/a0033913This post was written by Rachel Dorman, M.S. and Heidi Radunovich, PhD, members of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, You Tube, and on LinkedIn.last_img read more

 

Class IV student found hanging in hostel room

first_imgA Class IV student of a prestigious boarding school in West Bengal’s Darjeeling district was found hanging in a hostel room, the police said on Sunday.The hostel superintendent of the school found the boy hanging from an iron rod in the room on Saturday night. The boy was rushed to Darjeeling district hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead.The boy, a native of Patna in Bihar, did not have his dinner last night. So the hostel superintendent went in search of him and found him hanging, they said.last_img