Gilas Women yield to New Zealand, bow out of Fiba Asia Cup winless

first_imgMatteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Boagni finished with 16 points and five rebounds to lead New Zealand, which finished third in the group and will face the either Japan or South Korea in the quarterfinals, while Natalie Taylor added 14 points and three steals. La Salle eager to get better after ‘disappointing’ loss to UP Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gilas Women finished their campaign with a 0-3 record in Group B, losing all their matches by an average of 43.67 points.Janine Pontejos had 15 points on 6-of-11 shooting from the field,and seven rebounds to lead the Philippines while Afril Bernardino added 12 points, five rebounds, three steals, and two blocks.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40The Philippines still held a one-point lead, 15-14, at the end of the first quarter but New Zealand staged a 12-4 run just before the halftime break for a 36-28 advantage and never looked back.New Zealand led by as much as 20, 75-55, on free throws from Stella Beck with 1:40 to play. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical MANILA, Philippines—The Philippines failed to advance to the knockout stage after losing to New Zealand, 75-57, to stay winless in the Fiba Women’s Asia Cup Thursday at Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru, India.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politicscenter_img DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES This jewelry designer is also an architect P11-B loan for SEA Games hosting not an issue — Cayetano Becoming his own man MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Despite Giannis’ Double-Double Pacers Hold on to Beat Bucks 103-96

first_imgMILWAUKEE (AP) — The Indiana Pacers can finally smile on their four-game road swing.Grinding out a 103-96 win over the Milwaukee Bucks erased the bitter taste of back-to-back defeats to 40-loss teams Atlanta and Dallas during the first two stops on the trip.Victor Oladipo had 21 points to lead the Pacers, who held on after nearly blowing a 17-point lead in the middle of a mistake-laden fourth quarter Friday night.But any win over a fellow Eastern Conference playoff hopeful can boost a team’s confidence, especially on the road.“From the arena to the players to the (officials), it definitely felt like a playoff atmosphere,” Oladipo said. “It was a great win for us.”With his team trailing by five, Milwaukee’s Khris Middleton missed a corner 3-pointer off an inbounds play with 8.9 seconds left. Bojan Bogdanovic hit two foul shots at the other end to seal it and hand the Bucks their fourth straight loss.The Bucks nearly stormed back from a 93-76 deficit with 6:34 left. Indiana committed four turnovers during a 12-0 Milwaukee run that tightened what looked to be a blowout.“We had some turnovers late in the game, a little careless with the ball,” Pacers coach Nate McMillan said. “You have to value every possession.”Oladipo hit a runner in the lane with 1:13 left for a 98-92 lead to slow Milwaukee’s momentum. He also scored six straight Indiana points during a 14-1 spurt in the third that helped the Pacers build a double-digit edge in the fourth.“That’s where I thought it went wrong, middle to end of the third,” Bucks coach Joe Prunty said. “The pick-and-roll was really causing us problems … and then on the other end of the floor (the ball) wasn’t moving as freely.”Lance Stephenson added 16 points for Indiana, and Bogdanovic had 14 after going 12 of 13 from the foul line.Middleton led all scorers with 30 points, and Giannis Antetokounmpo added 24 points and 10 rebounds for the Bucks. Milwaukee looked out of sorts at times offensively and alternated near-misses with out-of-control possessions until the near-comeback in the fourth quarter.“We’re not moving the ball side-to-side as much as we need to,” Middleton said.TIP-INSPacers: After an ugly 24-turnover game in a loss Wednesday at Atlanta, Indiana’s 13 turnovers against the Bucks were in line with its season average of 13.4. … Indiana entered 13-16 on the road, matching last season’s win total.Bucks: Jason Terry made his first start since Jan. 22, 2016, with Houston. The 40-year-old guard blocked three shots for the first time since Dec. 22, 2010, with Dallas against Philadelphia. … G Tony Snell missed his second straight game with a bruised right thigh. The backcourt is already thin with Malcolm Brogdon (left quad) and Matthew Dellavedova (right ankle) still sidelined.ON GUARDSIt didn’t help Milwaukee that the injury-thinned backcourt also had to deal with foul trouble for starting point guard Eric Bledsoe, who was saddled with two fouls for much of the first quarter and played much of the fourth with five. Bledsoe finished with 15 points on 3-of-11 shooting.SLOPPY STARTA choppy first half ended with the Bucks leading 46-45. The game got off to a testy start after officials called five technical fouls in the last 6:14 of the first quarter, including one each on Stephenson and Milwaukee’s Sterling Brown after the players got tangled up under the basket. At one point early in the second quarter, the teams had combined for 15 fouls and 19 field goals.“Both teams were getting after it from the start. Both teams are playing for the same thing,” McMillan said.GIANNIS’ NIGHTAntetokounmpo was 6 of 18 from the floor but went 10 for 12 at the foul line.“We need him to be aggressive. We need him to do multiple things. If you’re shot isn’t going down, he knows that he can move the ball,” Prunty said.UP NEXTPacers: Wrap up the four-game trip Sunday at Washington.Bucks: Another important game in the Eastern Conference playoff race when they host Philadelphia on Sunday.___By GENARO C. ARMAS , AP Sports WriterMore AP NBA coverage: https://apnews.com/tag/NBAbasketballTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

La culture acadienne est en ligne

first_imgMINIST RE DU TOURISME, DE LA CULTURE ET DU PATRIMOINE–La cultureacadienne est en ligne Pour enrichir les célébrations acadiennes de cet été, le bureaudes Archives de la Nouvelle-Écosse a produit deux nouvellesexpositions virtuelles qui mettent en vedette la cultureacadienne. La première exposition s’intitule « Au coeur de l’Acadie »; ils’agit d’une version électronique, numérisée et entièrementconsultable des registres encore existants du gouvernementbritannique à Annapolis Royal entre 1713 et 1749. La deuxièmeexposition, « C’est ici chez nous : les Acadiens de la Nouvelle-Écosse », célèbre la culture acadienne au cours des 150 dernièresannées et la continuité. « Ces ressources en ligne permettent aux Acadiens, où qu’ilssoient, d’avoir plus facilement et plus largement accès à leurhistoire, » a déclaré Rodney MacDonald, ministre du Tourisme, dela Culture et du Patrimoine. « Elles démontrent égalementl’engagement constant du bureau des Archives de rendre lepatrimoine documentaire des Acadiens de la Nouvelle-Écossedavantage disponible sur Internet.» «Au coeur de l’Acadie » fournit un aperçu de la vie en Nouvelle-Écosse durant les années qui ont suivi la prise de possession del’Acadie par les Britanniques en 1713, et jusqu’à la Déportationdes Acadiens après 1755. Ces registres concernent surtout larégion Annapolis-Minas — le coeur de l’Acadie — mais on ytrouve aussi des renseignements importants sur d’autresétablissements français de la Nouvelle-Écosse continentale et duCap-Breton. Ces documents, qui se lisent comme des bulletins d’informationd’antan, fournissent des renseignements sur les familles et lesindividus, l’histoire communautaire et économique, le régimefoncier, l’administration de la justice, les échanges et lecommerce, les ressources naturelles, les relations avec lesMi’kmaq et les rapports entre les Acadiens et les autoritésbritanniques. La version électronique des registres, y compris le textebilingue, a été mise au point par le bureau des Archives de laNouvelle-Écosse en coopération avec le bureau des Affairesacadiennes. L’exposition « Au coeur de l’Acadie » demeurera en ligneindéfiniment afin de servir de ressource pédagogique bilinguepour les élèves, d’outil de référence pour les musées locaux etde ressource généalogique pour les Acadiens qui font desrecherches sur l’histoire de leur famille. « Tous ceux qui souhaitent explorer l’expérience acadienne dansla Nouvelle-Écosse coloniale peuvent maintenant le faire et celaleur permettra d’améliorer leurs connaissances et leurcompréhension des événements qui se sont déroulés en ces tempsreculés, » remarque Brian Speirs, archiviste de la province. « C’est ici chez nous : les Acadiens de la Nouvelle-Écosse »,utilise trente-six photos historiques pour illustrer comment lesAcadiens vivaient de la terre et de la mer, documenter leurpatrimoine architectural, donner un aperçu des activités socialeset présenter les costumes et les objets artisanaux traditionnels. Cette exposition est également présentée au siège des Archivespubliques, 6016, avenue University, Halifax, jusqu’au 31 octobre. Vous trouverez « Au coeur de l’Acadie » et « C’est ici chez nous: les Acadiens de la Nouvelle-Écosse » sur le site Web du bureaudes Archives, dans une nouvelle section consacrée aux ressourcesacadiennes en ligne, à www.gov.ns.ca/nsarm/acadian.asp. A L’USAGE DES MÉDIAS: Pour enrichir les célébrations acadiennes de cet été, le bureau des Archives de la Nouvelle-Écosse a produit deux nouvelles expositions virtuelles qui mettent en vedette la culture acadienne. La première exposition en ligne, « Au coeur de l’Acadie », est une version électronique, numérisée et entièrement consultable des registres encore existants du gouvernement britannique à Annapolis Royal entre 1713 et 1749. La deuxième exposition, « C’est ici chez nous : les Acadiens de la Nouvelle-Écosse», célèbre la culture acadienne au cours de 150 dernières années et la continuité. Rodney MacDonald, ministre du Tourisme, de la Culture et du Patrimoine, affirme que ces ressources en ligne permettent aux Acadiens, où qu’ils soient, d’avoir plus facilement et plus largement accès à leur histoire. Vous trouverez ces deux expositions sur le site Web du bureau des Archives de la Nouvelle-Écosse. -30- Pour tous renseignements: Lois Yorke Service des archives et de la gestion des dossiers de la Nouvelle-Écosse 902-424-6068 Courriel: yorkelk@gov.ns.calast_img read more

Adani Enterprises Q4 net up 47

first_imgNew Delhi: Adani Enterprises Wednesday reported a 46.87 per cent jump in consolidated profit to Rs 266.09 crore for the fourth quarter ended March 31, mainly driven by higher income. The company had posted a consolidated profit of Rs 181.17 crore in the corresponding quarter of the previous fiscal, Adani Enterprises said in a BSE filing. The consolidated income of the company during the quarter under review rose to Rs 13,472.97 crore, from Rs 10,577.21 crore in the year-ago period. Also Read – SC declines Oil Min request to stay sharing of documentsThe total expenses also grew to Rs 12,975.30 crore, compared to Rs 9,601.26 crore. “The PAT (profit after tax) attributable to owners for the fourth quarter of 2018-19 is Rs 283 crore vs Rs 188 crore in the corresponding quarter of 2016-17,” the company said in a press statement. “Adani Enterprises continues to focus on incubating businesses of national importance, building second generation infrastructure and utilities. With stable government and emphasizing policy initiatives paves way for growth opportunities across sectors,” Adani Group Chairman Gautam Adani said. The company has signed coal mining agreement with Andhra Pradesh Mineral Development Corporation for Suliyari Coal Block on March 8, 2019. Adani Group is the country’s leading integrated infrastructure conglomerate with interests in resources (coal mining and trading), logistics (ports, logistics, shipping and rail) and energy (renewable and thermal power generation, transmission and distribution), among others.last_img read more

Boyzone Singer To Customize Childrens Wheelchairs

first_imgBoyzone star and professional motorsport driver, Shane Lynch, has today announced an innovative partnership between his company, Prestige Wrap & Customs, and the national charity, Caudwell Children to help customize children’s wheelchairs.The ‘Dream Wheelz’ project is a collaboration between Prestige Wrap & Customs and the charity, which promises to add some personality to children’s wheelchairs by providing individual paintwork and customized seating.The new project is set to be officially launched at the Autosport International Show at Birmingham’s NEC on January 11th – 13th where Shane will driving in the live action show and meeting supporters of the charity at the Prestige Wrap & Customs exhibition stand.Shane said: “I’ve wanted to do something like this for ages. A kid’s wheelchair is so important to them it is essential that it looks and feels cool. The guys at Prestige Wrap spend all day working on luxury cars; it will be great to add some of that flair to something as important as a wheelchair.”Caudwell Children is a national charity providing practical and emotional support for disabled children living in the UK. Each year they provide hundreds of state-of-the-art powered wheelchairs for children up to 18 years old.Charity Chief Executive, Trudi Beswick, said: “For a young disabled person their wheelchair is an extension of their personality, it goes everywhere with them. This wonderful project gives kids the chance to add some real street cred to their wheelchair and helps them express their own personality to everyone they meet. We are really grateful to Shane and the team at Prestige Wrap for supporting Caudwell Children and coming up with this great idea.”The charity is now looking for sponsors for the Dream Wheelz project to help fund donations of new wheelchairs and cover the costs associated with the customization.The first customization is already underway, with Ferrari fanatic 15-year-old Jordan Williams from Hatfield, who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, discussing stylish designs with the Prestige Wrap team.The ‘Dream Wheelz’ project will be launched at Autosport International 2013, taking place on January 11th – 13th at the NEC in Birmingham. For more information about the charity visit www.caudwellchildren.com, or to find out more about Prestige Wrap & Customs visit www.prestigewrap.co.uk.last_img read more

No small savings interest rate change in Q1

first_imgNew Delhi: The government has kept the interest rates on small savings schemes, including NSC and PPF, unchanged for the April-June quarter. Public Provident Fund (PPF) and National Savings Certificate (NSC) will continue to carry an annual interest rate of 8 per cent, while Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP) will give a yield of 7.7 per cent and mature in 112 months.Interest rates for small savings schemes are notified on a quarterly basis. “The rates of interest on various small savings schemes for the first quarter of the financial year 2019-20 starting April 1, 2019, and ending on June 30, 2019, shall remain unchanged from those notified for the fourth quarter of financial year 2018-19,” the finance ministry said in a notification issued Friday. Interest rate for the five-year Senior Citizens Savings Scheme has been retained at 8.7 per cent. The interest on the senior citizens’ scheme is paid quarterly. Interest on savings deposits has been retained at 4 per cent annually.last_img read more

Moroccos Net International Reserves Rise by 254 as of June 3

Rabat – Morocco’s net international reserves amounted to MAD 243.6 billion until June 3, 2016, recording a 25.4 percent increase on an annual basis, Bank Al-Maghrib said.During the week of June 2-8, 2016, the central bank injected MAD 6 billion.Over the course of this period, the interbank rate was at 2.01 percent, the central bank pointed out in its weekly indicators. During the same period, the dirham depreciated by 0.69 percent against the euro and appreciated by 1.11 percent against the dollar. read more

Ban stresses need for all sides to adhere to ceasefire in Darfur

In recent months, the Government has entered into ceasefire agreements in the Qatari capital with major rebel groups, including the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM).“I urge all parties to the conflict to scrupulously respect the ceasefire which has been declared, and to remain engaged in the negotiations in Doha towards a comprehensive settlement of the Darfur crisis,” Mr. Ban said in a message to the launch of an outcome document, based on an exchange of ideas among Darfurian intellectuals, in Heidelberg, Germany.The dialogue on peace issues contributing to that document was facilitated by the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public and International Law.“Such commitment on the part of civil society is an important contribution to the settlement of the conflict and the cause of peace,” the Secretary-General said in his message, which was delivered by the Joint African Union-United Nations Mediator Djibril Bassolé.In February, the Sudanese Government and JEM signed a Framework Agreement in Doha, paving the way for a final resolution of the conflict in Darfur, where an estimated 300,000 people have been killed and another 2.7 million forced from their homes since violence erupted in 2003, pitting rebels against Government forces and their allied Janjaweed militiamen.The following month, Khartoum entered into an agreement with another group called the Liberation and Justice Movement (LJM), which included taking steps towards a cessation of hostilities.Earlier this month, the joint UN-African Union peacekeeping force, known as UNAMID, urged the Government and JEM to stop fighting as it confirmed that fresh clashes had erupted between the two sides despite the peace process intended to end the conflict.In a related development, the mission today expressed great concern over yesterday’s abduction of three relief workers outside Nyala, the capital of South Darfur state.Blue helmets, who are in Darfur to help restore stability to the region, have also been the target of attacks.“The mission is deeply dismayed by the recent increase in these intolerable crimes and calls for the swift and unconditional release of the aid workers,” UNAMID said in a media release.Over the weekend, fighting between the Misseriya and Rizeigat Nawaiba tribes reportedly also claimed three lives and injured 12 others. UNAMID is continuing to work with local leaders to bring the two tribes to the negotiating table. 19 May 2010Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed concern over continued recent reports of a military build-up and violence between armed groups and Government forces in the war-wracked Sudanese region of Darfur. read more

In Washington Annan discusses Afghanistan Middle East with President Bush

According to a UN spokesman, the primary focus of Mr. Annan’s half-hour-long meeting with President Bush was Afghanistan, in particular security. The Secretary-General backed Afghan Interim leader Hamid Karzai’s call for an expansion of the Security Assistance Force to areas outside Kabul and also stressed the importance of financial support to the interim administration. On the Middle East, Mr. Annan stressed that both the Palestinians and the Israelis needed a vision of peace and international help to achieve it. After the White House meeting, the Secretary-General went to Capitol Hill at the invitation of Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Senator Joseph Biden, and its ranking minority member, Senator Jesse Helms. Spending about an hour on the Hill, Mr. Annan held a discussion with 11 Senators, focusing almost exclusively on HIV/AIDS. In prepared remarks distributed by his spokesman, Mr. Annan said the battle against the epidemic requires not only “an extraordinary investment of time, energy and courage by millions of people all over the world… it also requires a major investment of money, mainly in the poorer countries where these diseases do most of their terrible damage.” The Secretary-General stressed that despite the devastation wreaked by AIDS, “the epidemic is not invincible.” He noted that affordable global strategies to respond had been adopted by the General Assembly at its special session on HIV/AIDS last June. The success of those strategies depended on roughly $10 billion being spent each year – “ a little more than half of it on prevention, the rest on care and treatment programmes.” At a press encounter afterwards, Senator Biden said the Secretary-General had emphasized the importance of US leadership in the global fight against HIV/AIDS, and Mr. Annan called for “complete social mobilization” to deal with the issue. read more

UN health agency says no Ebola detected in Iraq calls reports of

As well as confirming that laboratory facilities in Mosul do not have the necessary capabilities to diagnose and confirm Ebola, the Health Ministry and the UN World Health Organization (WHO) investigated through “existing surveillance networks” and through contacts in local health authorities and hospitals in Mosul.“All sources contacted have negated the existence of any suspected cases of Ebola,” said the WHO in a statement today, which also described the media reports as “rumour.”“The Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization remain vigilant and have scaled up surveillance efforts to ensure early detection and safe management of any eventual suspected EVD cases in the country,” the statement continued, stressing the precautionary measures being taken to ensure effective preventive programmes are in place.The statement lists actions taken by the WHO and the Ministry of Health, including assessments of international entry points like airports and ports, strengthened surveillance at health facilities, and the development of a contingency and response plan. read more

Arctic dinosaurs and ancient ecosystems

first_imgDr. Tony Fiorillo, Ph.D, Chief Curator and Vice President of Research and Collections, Perot Museum of Nature and ScienceDr. Paul McCarthy, Ph.D, Department Chair, Dept. of Geosciences, Univ. of Alaska Fairbanks Dr Anthony Fiorillo has spent more than two decades searching remote areas in Alaska for evidence of dinosaurs that once roamed the state. He discovered a new species of tyrannosaur here. He has also described recent findings in a remote Alaska park as ‘hitting the jackpot’. Find out more about his work and what ancient ecosystems can teach us about our future on the next Talk of Alaska. A fossil of a Theropod footprint. (Photo courtesy Dr. Tony Fiorillo)A fossil of a Hadrosaur footprint. (Photo courtesy Dr. Tony Fiorillo) Post your comment before, during or after the live broadcast (comments may be read on air). PARTICIPATE: Call 550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcastcenter_img Hadrosaur interpretation in Aniakchak. (Illustration by Karen Carr) Send an email to talk@alaskapublic.org (comments may be read on air) HOST: Lori TownsendGUESTS: LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.SUBSCRIBE: Get Talk of Alaska updates automatically by email, RSS or podcast.last_img read more

Mosque shooting suspect surrenders to Canadian police

first_imgPeople come to show their support after a shooting occurred in a mosque at the Québec City Islamic cultural center on Sainte-Foy Street in Quebec city on 29 January, 2017. Photo: AFPOne of the two suspects held over a mosque shooting in Quebec City that left six people dead called police to surrender, authorities said Monday as they tried to piece together the gunmen’s motive.Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has condemned as a “terrorist attack” the deadly assault Sunday night on the Islamic Cultural Center, one of the worst attacks ever to have targeted Muslims in a western country.But it remained unclear what prompted the attack.The suspects have been identified by local media as French-Canadian Alexandre Bissonnette, and Mohamed Khadir, a Canadian of Moroccan descent.Police declined to release the suspects’ identities at a nationally-televised news conference on Monday, saying only that both were Canadian nationals with no apparent foreign links.“It is a domestic investigation at this time,” said Royal Canadian Mounted Police Inspector Martin Plante, while shedding no light on the suspects’ motives.Six people were killed and eight were wounded in the attack. One of the suspects was arrested at the scene, and the other surrendered without incident after calling police to tell them where he was, police said.Police said they responded to the initial reports of the shooting at 7:55 pm local time (0055 GMT), arriving within minutes at the mosque where they arrested one of the suspects.About 15 minutes later, emergency services received a call from a man identifying himself as one of the assailants, and telling police where they could find him.He was apprehended in his car at 9:00 pm about 20 kilometers (12 miles) outside of Quebec City. He is between 25 and 30 years old, said Denis Turcotte of the Quebec City police.Monday morning, police searched a residence near the mosque, which is not far from Laval University and the historic heart of the four-centuries-old city.Denis Briere, rector of the university, condemned the “odious, inhuman terrorist act.” Local media said the two suspects may have been students at the school, but officials would not confirm this.Of the eight wounded in the shooting, five remain in critical condition, said hospital spokeswoman Genevieve Dupuis.last_img read more

New probe memory could achieve user densities over 10 terabits per square

first_img Perpendicular Magnetic Recording Beyond 1 Tbit/in2 Copyright 2010 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. More information: C.D. Wright, et al. “Write strategies for multiterabit per square inch scanned-probe phase-change memories.” Applied Physics Letters 97, 173104 (2010). DOI:10.1063/1.3506584 (PhysOrg.com) — Researchers have proposed a new strategy for writing data for scanned-probe memories with user densities that are potentially more than twice as high as those achieved with conventional approaches. While previous research has shown that scanned-probe memories have the potential to achieve storage densities of up to 4 Tbit/in2, the new study shows how the density could be increased to 10 Tbit/in2 or more. Explore further 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. Citation: New probe memory could achieve user densities over 10 terabits per square inch (2010, November 11) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-11-probe-memory-user-densities-terabits.html The researchers, David Wright, et al., from the University of Exeter in Devon, England, and the IBM Zurich Research Laboratory in Rueschlikon, Switzerland, have published their study on the new write strategy in a recent issue of Applied Physics Letters. “We have shown that we can get ultra-high densities without the need for ultra-sharp tips,” Wright told PhysOrg.com. “Note that ‘conventional’ storage technologies like magnetic hard disk drives are currently ‘stuck’ at just under 1 Tbit/in2 densities and their road map does not predict reaching 10 Tbit/in2 until 2015 in the lab and 2020 for production.”As the researchers explain, the conventional method of writing for scanned-probe memories involves writing tiny marks with a probe, and recording the data in these marks. In this method, the tip size of the probe determines the size of the recorded mark, which limits the density. An alternative write strategy is mark-length recording, in which information is stored in the transitions between the marks rather than in the marks themselves. One of the advantages of mark-length recording is that it doesn’t rely as heavily on the sharpness of the probe tip as the conventional mark-position recording approach. “The key was realizing and demonstrating that continuous scanning (which is very bad for tip wear) is not needed to implement a mark-length scheme,” Wright explained.This is because mark-length recording can use one of the disadvantages of mark-position recording to its advantage: intersymbol interference. In the mark-position approach, bits written too close to each other can interfere with each other, so a minimum distance between bits is needed, which limits the achievable density. However, in mark-length recording, this interference can be exploited to merge marks together to make longer marks without the need for continuous tip scanning.Although mark-length recording has already been known to increase the storage density in traditional memory systems, such as magnetic and optical disk storage, scanned-probe memories have typically used only mark-position writing. Here, the researchers demonstrate how mark-length recording can be used in scanned-probe memories, as well. In the experiment, a voltage is applied between the probe tip and a phase-change medium, which heats and activates the phase-change layer. The medium can be read by sensing the change in electrical resistivity of the written medium. As the researchers explain, a direct comparison of the densities using these two approaches is not straightforward, but the new approach should increase the user density by at least 50%. By making further improvements, such as using sharper probe tips and ultrasmooth writing surfaces, the researchers predict that much higher densities can be achieved.The work is part of a large EU-funded project called Probe-based Terabyte Memories (ProTeM) (http://www.protem-fp6.org), which involves the development of scanned probe storage materials and techniques for ultra-high density, ultra-low power, small form-factor archival, and back-up memories. “Organizations and individuals are storing ever-increasing amounts of data and want to store it reliably, with low power consumption, and ideally in a small physical format,” Wright said. “The goal of our work is doing this with probe storage systems.” This image shows mark-length recorded bits with the corresponding current below. Image credit: Wright, et al. ©2010 American Institute of Physics.last_img read more

Tour golfers shank drive unbelievably hit his girlfriend in gallery Video

first_img Hazards of the profession for a touring golf girlfriend. She can ice up on the G5. Advertisement Hopefully, Belgian European Tour Pro Thomas Pieters got his girlfriend a nice Valentine’s Day gift.At this weekend’s PGA Tour Genesis Open, Pieters cancelled out any Valentine’s good karma when he drilled his significant other in the spectator gallery with one of his drives off the tee.What are the odds?A spectator posted a video of the aftermath, and kissy-kissy make-up on Instagram. She was okay. She only got hit in the back.last_img read more

Colins 2018 NFC North Preseason Predictions

first_img Advertisement NFL training camps kick of in a little over three weeks, and today Colin dove into his first pre-season predictions, tackling the NFC North.Last year, the Vikings steamrolled to the division crown with a 13-3 record en route to a playoff miracle and NFC Championship Game appearance. With the addition of Kirk Cousins, many expect Minnesota to be even stronger this season, but Colin thinks the they’ll be upstaged by the return of Aaron Rodgers, who will be on a mission after missing most of 2017. Colin likes the Packers (11-5) to edge out the Vikings (9-7) for the crown.On the bottom half, Colin doesn’t think Matt Patricia can break the Belichick coaching tree curse in his first year in Detroit (7-9), and thinks the Bears and Mitchell Trubisky suffer through another year of growing pains and a last place 5-11 finish.Watch Colin run through his NFC North predictions.last_img read more

Everything You Need to Know About Using Videos on Your Website

first_img 4 min read Q: Should my website launch with a full-screen video?A: It’s the latest trend in website design: launching a site with a full-screen video to tell your brand and product story. PraytellStrategy.com and mediaboom.com are among the sites that use videos to set a specific mood while highlighting products and services in new and compelling ways.The jury’s still out on the ROI of using full-screen video on your website, but the approach can have benefits for businesses that are able to condense core themes and values into a short-form video. Dudley Storey, a Calgary, Alberta-based web development instructor and author of Pro CSS3 Animation, teaches people how to code their sites and take advantage of this latest trend. We asked him what’s involved. Why should I add a background video to my homepage?If a picture is worth a thousand words, video is 24,000 words a second. It’s uniquely suited to provide visitors with an instant impression of your business and services.Do videos have any value from an SEO perspective? The technique is relatively new, so that’s difficult to judge. Video definitely increases visitor engagement, but Google weighs file size and delivery speed when ranking pages (a knock against it).As far as we know, video doesn’t directly help SEO, unless the video has subtitled text attached to it. And since background video shouldn’t have any dialogue or voice-overs, that’s a nonfactor.If I go this route, how often should I update my video, and what are the costs?The shorter the video, the more often it should be updated. In general, an effective looping video is no more than eight seconds long, and should be replaced with a new one each month so you don’t bore regular visitors. As for cost, an eight-second, professionally produced video, shot with no sound, on location, using natural light and a small crew, will run you about $1,000.Do I need a new website or can my existing site be recoded to handle full-screen video? A new site isn’t necessary, although adding video offers a chance to reconsider your site’s design. With video as a background, text content on the page must be reduced to a few key sentences so it doesn’t cover up the video. Intermediate knowledge of HTML5, CSS and JavaScript is sufficient to do the work.What type of server configuration is required?An up-to-date Apache or Nginx server will deliver the video just fine, but older servers may need some coaxing and guidance to do so—thus the requirement of .htaccess editing skills mentioned above. Will full-screen video place a bandwidth drain on my server and cost more to operate?It can. A 10 MB video downloaded by 10,000 people represents 100 GB of traffic, which can be very expensive. Monthly costs will depend on your hosting arrangement and any bandwidth caps in your site service contract.Are there instances when full-screen video doesn’t work?Most mobile browsers won’t auto-play video, in order to avoid unexpected and unwanted bandwidth use or roaming charges. That’s important to know if mobile is the primary market for your site.Are there plug-ins I can use for my existing site? There are: mb.YTPlayer is popular for WordPress, as is jquery.videoBG. A web developer can add video to a page without special software, but restrictive web publishing systems such as Squarespace and Wix can make adding background video difficult unless you upgrade.  January 23, 2015 This story appears in the February 2015 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now »last_img read more

Samsung Galaxy Fold Smartphone Will Set You Back at Least 1980

first_img This story originally appeared on PCMag February 21, 2019 3 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now » Samsung today announced the nation’s most expensive, and possibly most innovative smartphone: the $1,980 (and up) Galaxy Fold, a 4.6-inch smartphone that expands into a 7.3-inch tablet.”With the Galaxy Fold we are creating a new dimension for your phone and your life,” Justin Denison, Samsung’s SVP of product marketing, said at the company’s Unpacked event in San Francisco.Folded, the Galaxy Fold fits easily in one hand. It unlocks with a fingerprint sensor on the side of the phone. Samsung showed the Fold running a limited selection of standard Android apps on the external screen — including email, Microsoft Office and Google Maps — although it wasn’t clear if all arbitrary Android apps will run on the outside.Samsung showed someone opening Google Maps on the external screen, and then folding the phone open to see the map expand, something the company calls “app continuity.”With the phone open, the Fold can multitask three apps in different windows simultaneously. One appears in a larger window on the left side of the device, while two others appear in smaller windows on the right side.”You can switch between the screens without missing a beat,” Denison said.High-end specsDenison said the Fold has a “7-nanometer” processor, which probably means Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855. It has 12GB of RAM, 512GB of built-in storage and support for UFS 3.0, which doubles the phone’s memory read speed. Its two batteries total 4,380mAh, and the phone supports wireless charging. The phone will come in both 4G LTE and 5G versions.Samsung added six cameras to the device. Three of the cameras are on the back (wide-angle, regular, and 2x zoom), two are inside in tablet mode (a standard camera and a depth camera), and one is on the front when in phone mode.The device will come in four colors (black, gold, green and blue), and you can personalize the color of the smartphone’s hinge, which enables it to bend.”The Samsung Galaxy Fold answers the skeptics, who thought innovation was dead in the smartphone space,” Samsung mobile chief DJ Koh said.This isn’t the first dual-screen, or folding, phone we’ve seen. The Kyocera Echo, on Sprint, had two screens in 2011, and the ZTE Axon M arrived in 2017. But both of those devices had persistent bezels between their two screen panels, making using them a much less seamless experience than the Fold’s single, folding screen. And neither Kyocera nor ZTE had the market clout of Samsung to get the Android developer community to embrace folding phones with multiple screens.This year, we have already seen a folding phone from Royole, and we expect to see one from Huawei at Mobile World Congress next week.The Galaxy Fold goes on sale on April 26, and will be available from AT&T and T-Mobile in the U.S.last_img read more

Porter to resume winter service between Toronto and Mont Tremblant

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> TORONTO — The winter season can’t come soon enough for Porter Airlines, which will welcome back winter service between Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport and Mont Tremblant on Dec. 8.Service runs until April 2, 2018, operating up to five times weekly and lasting only 70 minutes. Connecting flights to Mont Tremblant via Toronto are also available from a number of Porter destinations.To complement the popular service, Porter Escapes offers flight and hotel packages from $600 per person for a three-night stay. Prices are based on double occupancy, including taxes, fees and airport transfers. Guests can also plan ahead and save on ski lift tickets, rental ski equipment and spa services by adding them to their Porter Escapes package prior to travel.The Mont Tremblant International Airport (MTIA) is sweetening the deal even further with two special promotions this ski season. Passengers receive two free weekday ski lift tickets when they arrive on a Sunday or Monday and depart on a Thursday or Friday. Passengers travelling with children ages 2 to 12 years old are eligible for an airfare rebate courtesy of MTIA airport. Porter to resume winter service between Toronto and Mont Tremblant Share Friday, September 8, 2017 center_img Travelweek Group Tags: New Routes, Porter Airlines, Ski Resorts Posted bylast_img read more

OneStory House in Excellent Location Rohrmoser For Sale

first_imgOne-story house located in Rohrmoser on the main street with very easy access in an excellent location.The house is zoned for commercial land use.Suitable for all kinds of offices, such as a law firm, medical offices, call centers, engineers, and architects among others.It has 245 square meters of construction on 280 square meters of land.This is located in a very safe, gated area.Excellent construction with high ceilings that allow for great ventilation and lighting.It has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, living and dining room, TV room, large kitchen with breakfast area, large patio space, backyard and cellar.Garage has space for four cars with electric gates. Price: $285,000 REDUCED to $265,000Province: San JoséCantón: San JoséConstruction: 245m2Land: 280m2Bedrooms: 4Bathrooms: 3Parking: 4A/C: Yes Next Image https://ticotimes.net/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/img0101.jpg Facebook Comments https://ticotimes.net/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/img0138.jpg COD: 1040Email: realestate@ticotimes.netPhone: + (506)2258-1558See this and other listings in the new Tico Times Real Estate section here. https://ticotimes.net/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/img0135.jpgcenter_img Related posts:Two lots for sale in San José de la Montaña, Barva-Heredia What $50 million gets you in Miami’s resurgent condo market Contemporary First Floor Condominum, Escazú, For Rent Beautiful home for sale or rent in Escazú, reduced from $1.1 million to $750,000 info heading info content Features Include: https://ticotimes.net/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/img0133.jpg https://ticotimes.net/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/img0100.jpg Previous Imagelast_img read more