Loss to Pirates only motivates Red Lions

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJavee Mocon is sticking to the positives in the aftermath of San Beda’s 107-105 double overtime defeat to Lyceum on Thursday.“We’ve proven that we could win against them. We had so many chances but we also had so many turnovers and we just couldn’t grab the opportunity,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Every time we lose, we’re so sad in our locker room. We rarely lose and that’s the reason we feel bad. We’re just going to improve and get back to work especially on our defense. We follow the game plan of coach Boyet regardless of who out opponent is,” he said. “Everybody wants to get back on track and everybody now has the motivation to beat LPU.” For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Westbrook has triple-double, new-look Thunder rout Knicks LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’center_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mocon fired 14 points, 14 rebounds, and seven assists to help the Red Lions’ cause, but he’s especially glad with how his other teammates stepped up despite the loss.“On the bright side, we had lots of players who stepped up for us,” he said, giving special mentions to Donald Tankoua, Clint Doliguez, and Franz Abuda.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogTankoua fired a career-best 34 points, 13 rebounds, two assists, and two blocks, Doliguez had 13 markers and five boards, while Abuda got eight points and six rebounds as all three saw significant minutes in the clutch.Despite losing the twice-to-beat advantage as they figure in the stepladder semis, the Red Lions are using the setback as a fuel to make it to the Finals and meet the Pirates again. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:12San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 9300:50Trending 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 View commentslast_img read more

Winners Chapel Celebrates 33rd Anniversary

first_imgWinners Chapel International is expected to celebrate its 33rd from Friday, May 2nd to Sunday May 4, 2014.The celebration will be marked by several religious activities and festivities starting with a “Liberation Night” on Friday, May 2nd at the Winners Chapel, opposite the new Defense Ministry in Congo Town, at 10 P.M.Ministering will be Bishop David Oyedepo, founder and president of the Winners Chapel International and other anointed men of God.Organizers have said that a street parade takes place on Saturday, May 3rd at all 23 Winners Chapel locations across Liberia. There will be a thanksgiving service the following day, Sunday, at 8 a.m. at the Chapel headquarters in Congo Town.The last activity is a “Variety Night” to be held at Winners Chapel, Congo Town, which features performances by key gospel artists, dance troops, drama groups and other forms of entertainments at 4 p.m.Winners Chapel International was founded in May, 1981, after and 18-hour long vision in which its founder Bishop David O. Oyedepo was mandated to “liberate the world from the oppression of the devil through the perching of the word of faith”.Since its founding, the Church has spread all over the world with churches in 52 African countries, the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Venezuela, Spain, Belgium, Japan, United Arab Emirates and South Korea.Winners Chapel Liberia started in 1991 on 12th Street, Sinkor and has since spread to 23 locations in Montserrado, Margibi, Grand Bassa, Sinoe, Lofa, Bomi, Bong, Nimba, Grand Gedeh, Mary land and River Gee Counties.The Church operates numerous nurseries and primary schools throughout the world including the Kingdom Heritage Model School in Congo Town, Monrovia. It also operates the prestigious Covenant University and the Landmark University in Nigeria. Both are ranked among the world’s best in the disciplines of science and technology, engineering and agriculture.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Desert shocker: Federer loses

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Canas, an Argentine who got into the tournament as a “lucky loser” from qualifying when Xavier Malisse withdrew, played more like a man who once was No. 8 in the world. In other men’s action, Thousand Oaks teenager Sam Querrey took the first set off world No. 4 Nikolai Davydenko, but the 19-year-old then lost the second set in a tiebreaker and ended up losing 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2. In a women’s third-round match, top-ranked and defending champion Maria Sharapova of Russia stayed on course to repeat with a 7-5, 6-2 win over Nathalie Dechy of France. Sharapova is playing in her first tournament since early February and is struggling to regain her form. She had fourdouble faults, just oneace and made 47 unforced errors to go with 24 winners. She has made 97 errors in her two wins, overcoming her miscues by playing well on key points. ” I think he played very well, and I didn’t think I was playing poorly at all. So it’s OK.” Federer had arrived at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden having won seven consecutive tournaments and was considered an odds-on favorite to break the record of 47 straight matches won by Guillermo Vilas of Argentina 30 years ago. center_img INDIAN WELLS – Guillermo Canas snapped Roger Federer’s 41-match winning streak Sunday, beating the world’s top player 7-5, 6-2 in the third round of the Pacific Life Open. “It was just a normal loss, like I’ve had about 100 times on tour,” Federer said. “That’s normal to tennis. I have no problems. He played very well. I missed my chances. last_img read more

Peace Region could see first snowfall of season Thursday night

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Parts of the Peace Region and Northeastern British Columbia could see the first snowfall of the season.According to Environment Canada Meteorologist, Doug Lindquist, there is a cold air mass moving across the region from the Yukon and Northwest Territories that has the potential of bringing snowfall.Some higher elevated areas, such as Fort Nelson and the Pine Pass, could see 5 to 10 centimetres of snow overnight and into Friday morning.- Advertisement -Lindquist also says Fort St. John and south to Dawson Creek has a chance of seeing mixed precipitation Thursday night and into Friday.Over the weekend, the temperature is expected to remain cool with daytime highs of between 3 to 6°C and a risk of frost for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night reaching lows of -6°.According to Environment Canada, temperatures are expected to gradually warm-up to the mid-teens early next week.Advertisementlast_img read more

Conference helps parents get kids through college

first_imgWHITTIER – More than 300 parents are expected to attend a free conference at Whittier College this weekend aimed at helping them see their children through their high-school and college graduations. The Hispanic Outreach Taskforce’s eighth annual Parent Education Conference will feature presentations and workshops in English and Spanish, and a financial planner and college recruiters will be available to speak with parents. For more on this story, pick up a copy of tomorrow’s Whittier Daily News. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img


first_imgLYIT Gaisce Society Wins National AwardThe Annual Board of Irish Society (BICS) awards took place in the Titanic Quarter, Belfast recently and it was a national awards ceremony which recognises student volunteering and engagement activity in the third level sector throughout Ireland.Letterkenny Institute of Technology was represented by two societies on the night, the LGBT Society and the Gaisce Society.The LGBT Society competed in the category of ‘Most Improved Society’ in a small college and the Gaisce Society competed in the ‘Best Society in a Civic and Charity Field’. Both societies faced strong competition in their respective categories, from colleges such as Galway Mayo Institute, Cork Institute of Technology and Institute of Technology Tallaght.Unfortunately, the LGBT Society were narrowly beaten by Cork Institute of Technology’s Music Society, in their category but the LGBT Society President, Ian Smyth commended CIT on their win, and outlined the LGBT Society’s plans to continue their work with the Donegal Youth Service and to come back to the BICS Awards 2015 with a renewed energy.The LYIT Gaisce Society was awarded the title of ‘Best Society in a Civic and Charity Field’ for their work in Thailand, volunteering in the ‘Garden of Eden Project’.The ‘Garden of Eden Project’, Thailand is a community consisting of HIV/Aids sufferers, who have been marginalised by their home communities and live together in an area outside Bangkok and rely on volunteer support from groups, such as the LYIT Gaisce Society. Gaisce Society members have assisted this community by carrying out improvement projects to the orphanage, by building a shed to shelter the cattle at night and building a fish farm to assist in giving this community financial independence .The judges assessing the Gaisce Society’s application and portfolio, were astounded by the efforts by this group, and paid particular reference to the alumni who had also contributed over the years to this volunteer effort.The Gaisce Society was represented on the night by;• Catriona Kelly, Treasurer• Conor Boyd, President • Isobel Keenan, Secretary• Riadh Egan, LYIT Most Outstanding Club Member 2014This national award recognises the work of alumni and current students over the past 7 years and it highlights the truly fantastic efforts in the area of volunteering, currently taking place in the third level sector.LYIT GAISCE SOCIETY SCOOPS TOP VOLUNTEERING AWARD was last modified: April 18th, 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:awardsGaisce ScoietyLYITvolunteeringlast_img read more

Agents reveal smugglers’ tunnel

first_imgSAN DIEGO – Investigators searched an industrial warehouse Thursday for clues about who operated what officials say is the longest and one of the most sophisticated cross-border tunnels ever discovered along the U.S.-Mexico border. More than 2 tons of marijuana were found inside the tunnel, which ran about 2,400 feet from a warehouse near the airport in Tijuana, Mexico, to a warehouse in San Diego’s Otay Mesa industrial district. U.S. investigators searched for fingerprints and DNA evidence inside the large warehouse, which had a green sign over the door that read V&F Distributors LLC. County records showed the building’s owner is Helen Park of Long Beach. The phone rang unanswered Thursday at her home. The size and scale of the tunnel – the 21st discovered in more than four years along the Mexican border – stunned authorities, who said that the passageway revealed the lengths smugglers will go to evade detection. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Michael Unzueta, special agent in charge of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in San Diego, said it was unclear how long the tunnel had been in operation. At least 60 feet below U.S. soil, authorities found a tunnel floor lined with cement, lights that ran down one of the hard soil walls and air piped down from the surface, he said. An adult could stand in the 5-foot-high shaft. “It was like being in a cavern or a cave,” Unzueta said. “It’s just huge, absolutely incredible.” John Fernandes, special agent in charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s San Diego office, said he suspected the tunnel was the work of Tijuana’s Arellano-Felix drug smuggling syndicate or another well-known drug cartel. Fernandes said tougher enforcement above ground had forced smugglers to dig below. Mexican investigators found the tunnel entrance Tuesday inside a warehouse near the airport, about 150 yards south of the border. A 6-by-10-foot cement shaft equipped with a pulley dropped about 75 feet to the tunnel. U.S. authorities located the exit to the tunnel Wednesday, launching a criminal investigation by the U.S. attorney’s office in San Diego, said Lauren Mack, a spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The tunnel exited into a large, two-story white cinder-block warehouse in an industrial San Diego neighborhood near the border, which was wrapped in yellow tape Thursday. More than 2 tons of marijuana were found on the tunnel’s Mexican side and about 200 pounds of pot on the U.S. side, Unzueta said. Mexican authorities allowed reporters and photographers into the tunnel late Wednesday night. Near the entrance, authorities were seen weighing bales of what appeared to be marijuana. Several hundred packages wrapped with brown packing tape were stacked about 5 feet high. It’s unclear whether the tunnel was used to sneak people or drugs other than marijuana into the United States, Unzueta said. Four tunnels have been discovered this month in the Tijuana-San Diego area. Also Wednesday, U.S. and Mexican authorities found an unfinished tunnel when a U.S. Border Patrol vehicle struck a sinkhole early Wednesday near the San Ysidro border crossing, which links Tijuana and San Diego. It was about 2 feet underground and extended about 30 feet into the United States, near a storm drain. “It was very, very small and extremely primitive,” Mack said. The unfinished tunnel began just south of the border in Tijuana in a vacant lot, said Jose Marquez Padilla, a Mexican Customs director. It was about 3 feet wide. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

SKA ‘a chance for Africa to shine’

first_img9 October 2012 Winning the right to co-host the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) has given South Africa and Africa as a whole a platform to prove to the world that the continent has what it takes to deliver a cutting-edge science project, says SKA associate director Professor Justin Jonas. Speaking at a gala dinner in Carnarvon on Monday, ahead of President Jacob Zuma’s visit to the site of the SKA in the Northern Cape, Jonas expressed faith in the ability of South Africa and its partners on the continent to successfully pull off the venture. “I am confident we are going to do that,” said Jonas.SA, Australia to share hosting of SKA In May this year, the SKA Organisation announced that South Africa and Australia were to share the hosting of the most advanced scientific project in the world. The two biggest components of the SKA will be built in Africa, while one will be built in Australia. About 70% of the facility will be built in Africa. Both South Africa and Australia have been working on precursors to the SKA, the 64-dish MeerKAT telescope and the 36-dish SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP) respectively. According to Jonas, the SKA will be a massive scientific infrastructure, and its development and construction will require participation by a wide range of industries to achieve its ambitious performance, schedule and cost targets. Jonas is confident that by 2016, the project will be ready. In all, more than 2 500 dishes are expected to be built.SKA to draw scientists, engineers to Africa South Africa, as co-host of the SKA, is expected to become a global centre for information technology, fundamental physics, astronomy and high-tech engineering, drawing top scientists and engineers from around the world. Dr Bernie Fanaroff, SKA project director, said he was confident that South Africa and its partners would make the SKA project a reality. “We have an outstanding site for the SKA, as well as the people and the expertise to build and operate this mega-instrument,” said Fanaroff. The MeerKAT Array, currently taking shape in South Africa’s Karoo region, is a world-class radio telescope designed to do ground-breaking science. It will be the largest and most sensitive radio telescope in the southern hemisphere until the SKA is completed around 2024. Close to 100 young scientists and engineers are working on the MeerKAT project. The MeerKAT will consist of 64 dishes of 13.5-m diameter each, with an offset Gregorian configuration. The commissioning of the MeerKAT will take place in 2014 and 2015, with the array coming online for science operations in 2016. Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

Samsung Galaxy S4 Gets Lost In Translation

first_imgApple’s Siri can let the zingers fly, but it hasn’t cornered the market on mobile device laughs—at least not where unintentional humor is concerned. Cue the Samsung Galaxy S4’s new S Translator app. adriana lee Strange that Samsung would think there’d be such high demand for these phrases that they’d deserve a spot on the preset list. They certainly didn’t come from Nuance—its technology powers the speech recognition features, not the translation content or the preset phrases.I also spotted an entry for “How much do you weigh?” Trust me—that’s one translation that no one should be using very frequently. [Updated to refer to Nuance’s speech recognition features. More on this in “Update” at the bottom of the post.] Let’s chalk some of this up to inexpertly finessed cultural differences between the South Korean company and its Western user base, which might explain some of the odd emphasis placed on face shape and skin tone. It’s still oddly tone-deaf for an international company that’s enjoyed the global success Samsung has to date.(See also: To Samsung, The S4 Is A ‘Precious Stone Glittering In The Dark’) What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Here’s what may be one of the oddest preset phrases of all. It has the whole ReadWrite editorial crew scratching our collective head: “I lose myself when I see meat.”For the record, the problem here seems to be the translation into English from, presumably, the original Korean. Google translates the Spanish phrase here as “I love meat,” which seems a bit more natural than what S Translator offers us.There are plenty of other phrases that would seem much more at home on a S4 in the Asian market than on the American version:Can you pass the soy sauce.That is Korean sake or makgeolli.My father is strict but he is a nice guy.I was born in the year of the rat.New chopsticks please.It’s always fun to find some hidden bits of buried tech fancy, but these don’t seem like cool Easter eggs as much as random—and kind of awkward—acts of accidental comedy. I put in a request to Samsung to explain how the preset phrases for the app were chosen, but had no response at the time of publication. I’ll update if and when I hear back. Have you stumbled across any other fascinating preset phrases in S Translator? If so, share them with us in the comments. Feature image courtesy of Samsung, screen capped from the Galaxy S4 presentationUpdated on July 19:The article now includes references that Nuance provides the speech recognition features for the native translation app. However, ReadWrite confirms that the company does not cover the content for the preset phrases. According to a company representative, “Nuance supplies the speech recognition only for S Translator, not any translation services.” The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Related Posts Tags:#mobile#Samsung Galaxy Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement S Translator does cloud-based voice and text translations; Samsung even markets it as a way to cross the language barrier in real time. (Good luck with that in practice.) To speed things up for the harried traveler, the app also includes a fairly extensive library of stock phrases it can translate immediately into any one of nine languages. (See also: Samsung’s Galaxy S4: The Phone So Complex It Has An ‘Easy’ Mode)Most of these are boring but useful mainstays, such as “Here is my passport,” or “Can I have a glass of water?” Dig a little deeper, though, and things start to get sort of strange.Consider the following, which appear under the “Socializing/Appearances” category:She is chubby, but cute.I gained some weight after I quit smoking.I have a big face. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaceslast_img read more

Timecode Overlays, Slipping and Match Framing in FCPX

first_imgTimecode overlays, slipping and match framing are nothing new but we found three tutorials that show how to easily use them in FCPX.For any video editor, knowing techniques that streamline your process saves you time and money. While the tips below aren’t exclusive to FCPX, they are fundamental to the video editing process. With that said, we’ll turn it over to Janet Dalton at Manhattan Edit Workshop who has created three tutorials that demonstrate video editing principles: using a timecode overlay, slipping a clip and then matching frames.Timecode OverlayWe’ll start with the timecode overlay. Janet runs through the steps of adding timecode to your footage by way of the FCPX generator. Using timecode on footage comes in handy when logging clips or syncing captured video to separately recorded audio.Slipping FootageNext up, let’s a get a refresher on how to use the slip tool in FCPX. Slipping footage is a video editing fundamental, but it’s often underutilized.For help with slipping footage in Premiere Pro check out our article by Clay Asbury. If you’re an Avid user check out this step-by-step guide from Steve’s Digicam.Matching FramesFinally, we’ll take a look at matching frames. This technique allows ease of use when working with long takes or interviews. It’s also a great way to keep your project organized. Here’s how to execute it in Final Cut Pro X:If you’re looking for help on how to do this in Premiere Pro check out our article by Caleb Ward. For Avid users, here is a handy tutorial by Solid Line Media.Thanks for sharing these tutorials, Janet!Hopefully these tips help you get your video editing workflow running quicker and smoother!last_img read more