The way charities react to public concerns about spending money on their fixed costs could be fuelling an “innovation slowdown” in the voluntary sector.Speaking at the Fundraising Insights conference in London last week, Warwick University’s Kimberley Scharf told delegates that fixed costs “present no special challenges for the private sector”, where the need to incur them in a competitive business is well understood.But she said the “peculiar way” that donors believe that charities ought not incur fixed costs, and that only variable costs are a measure of actual programme activities, “makes no sense from an economist’s perspective”.Fixed costs (or overheads), as opposed to variable costs, are those – such as IT and salaries – that do not scale up with output, but can nonetheless lead to efficiencies.Scharf, a professor of economics, said: “If donors are reluctant to pay fixed costs, and this is a situation that charities are faced with, then there is no guarantee that the most cost-effective charities are selected by donors and this leads to overall inefficiencies in the charity sector.“And if charities respond to donors’ concerns with inefficient strategies, we will see an innovation slowdown in the voluntary sector.”Scharf also presented results of laboratory experiments in which subjects had been given the option of donating to two charities where one was more effective than the other but incurred higher fixed costs to achieve that level of effectiveness. In only 63 per cent of cases did people give to the more efficient charity (the one with the higher fixed costs).Scharf told delegates this was because the public perceived fixed costs to be a “riskier” use of their donation. “It’s not the fear of the fixed cost itself, it’s the fear of how other donors might view them. If others don’t give to a charity with high fixed costs, then a donation you make to that charity could be inefficient.”As a result donors spread their donations across efficient and inefficient charities, even though those with the higher fixed costs could actually be the more efficient ones.Scharf said the way charities had responded to donors concerns in the past had been “mostly reactive”. She concluded: “If we know what donors’ problems [with fixed costs] are, then we can target what they really think, rather than what we think their perception is.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Finance innovation Management Research / statistics 30 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charities’ reactions to concerns about overhead costs fuelling an “innovation slowdown” Howard Lake | 9 April 2014 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
China’s Cyber Censorship Figures January 17, 2018 – Updated on December 3, 2018 China: Uyghur citizen-journalist completes fourth year in prison Follow the news on China He was given a life sentence on a separatism charge at the end of a trial held behind closed doors eight months later in Urumqi, the capital of the western province of Xinjiang, which has a large Uyghur community. He is now aged 48. News RSF_en April 27, 2021 Find out more A teacher at Beijing’s Central University for Nationalities, Tohti was arrested on 15 January 2014, the day that the authorities closed the news website that he edited, Uighur Online (Uighurbiz), and detained all those writing for it. Receive email alerts ChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses ImprisonedInternetCitizen-journalistsFreedom of expressionPredatorsRSF Prize News Organisation China is ranked 176th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. PHOTO: FREDERIC J. BROWN / AFP After visiting him prison in July 2016, his family said they feared for his health because he had lost a lot of weight. RSF shares their concern. Both Liu Xiaobo, a Nobel peace laureate, and Yang Tongyan, a blogger, died last year after being denied medical care in detention. Other leading Chinese detainees such as Liu Xiaobo’s widow, Liu Xia, the journalist and RSF laureate Huang Qi, and the blogger Wu Gan, risk the same fate. News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the world not to forget Ilham Tohti, a leading Uyghur academic and citizen-journalist who was arrested exactly four years ago this week and who is serving a life sentence for what he wrote about Uyghur issues. Help by sharing this information to go further China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison June 2, 2021 Find out more News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes The European Parliament nominated him for the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in September 2016. ChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses ImprisonedInternetCitizen-journalistsFreedom of expressionPredatorsRSF Prize “The situation of Ilham Tohti, a citizen-journalist condemned to spend the rest of his life in prison for running a news website, is typical of the massive human rights violations taking place under President Xi Jinping,” said Cédric Alviani, the head of RSF’s East Asia bureau. “It should be noted that he was calling not for separatism but rather for a dialogue to reach a peaceful solution to his community’s problems.” March 12, 2021 Find out more
KCCA FC XI: Benjamin Ochan, Habib Kavuma, Timothy Awany, Tom Masiko, Derrick Nsibambi, Paul Musamali, Denis Okot, Geoffrey Sserunkuma, Isaac Kirabira, Denis Rukundo, Allan Okello (68′ Paul Mucureezi)Club Africain XI: Farouk Ben Mustapha, Bilel Halifa, Ahmed Khelil (69′ Wisen Ben Yahya), Nader Ghendri, Ali AbdI (57′ Oussama Garradi) Mokhtar Belkhither, Slimen Kchouk, Ibrahim Chenihi, Ghazi Ayadi, Jaziri Fakherddine, Seif Touka, Saber KhalifaGroup AAt KampalaKampala Capital City Authority (UGA) 2 (Nsibambi 45, Masiko 63) Club Africain (TUN) 1 (Belkhiter 20)WednesdayAt Port Harcourt, NigeriaRivers Utd (NGR) v FUS Rabat (MAR) (1500 GMT) P W D L F A PtsFUS 1 1 0 0 3 0 3Africain 2 1 0 1 4 3 3KCCA 2 1 0 1 2 4 3Rivers 1 0 0 1 1 3 0 *********MATCH PREVIEW GOOAAAL: Masiko celebrates the winner. ALL PHOTOS KCCA MEDIAResult:KCCA 2 Club Africain 1WednesdayRivers Utd (Nigeria) vs FUS Rabat (Morocco)KCCA showed they will have a big say in Group A of the CAF Confederaton Cup Tuesday by rallying from a goal down to shoot down giants Club Africain of Tunisia at Lugogo.Derrick Nsibambi put the Kampala side level on the stroke of halftime, before Tom Masiko produced some second half magic to secure the lead, and win.Mokhtar Belkhither had given the former African champions the lead early in the game at the Philip Omondi Stadium.The result gave Mike Mutebi’s KCCA FC their first points of the group, and put them level with Club Africain and FUS Rabat who all have a win each. This is the first time any Ugandan club is competing at the group stages.KCCA, newly crowned Ugandan champions, return to continental action on match-day 3, June 2-4 when they take on the Nigerian side Rivers, as FUS battles Africain.Impressive home form in Africa gives Nigerian club Rivers United hope of getting off the bottom of the table. The Port Harcourt outfit host Group A pacesetters FUS Rabat of Morocco Wednesday in a must-win match for the west Africans. Home form gives Nigerian club hope as KCCA seek first group stage pointsJohannesburg, South Africa | Impressive home form in Africa gives Nigerian club Rivers United and Uganda’s KCCA FC hope of getting back on track this week in the CAF Confederation Cup.The Port Harcourt outfit host Group A pacesetters FUS Rabat of Morocco Wednesday in a must-win match for the west Africans.United, a 2015 merger between Snarks and former Confederation Cup runners-up Dolphins, scored nine unanswered goals in three home CAF matches this year.They struck four against Real Bamako of Mali and three against Al Merrikh of Sudan in Champions League qualifiers.Demoted to the second-tier Confederation Cup, Rivers maintained a perfect home record with a 2-0 play-off victory over Rayon Sport of Rwanda.Surprise 2010 Confederation Cup winners FUS are likely to be more stubborn defensively than the other three African visitors to Port Harcourt.But Rivers captain and defender Festus Austine believes his side will not only beat the Moroccans, but go on to lift the trophy.“Our aim is to become the first Nigerian winners of the Confederation Cup,” he told reporters. “We are good enough to achieve that goal.”Austine and fellow defender Ifeanyi Nweke watched a 3-1 group-opening loss at Club Africain of Tunisia from a stand this month due to suspensions.Some of the wounds suffered by Rivers in the match were self-inflicted with Togolese Joseph Douhadji conceding an own-goal and Emeka Ogbugh blazing a penalty over the crossbar.“Those mistakes are history,” stressed Austine. “All we are thinking about is how to defeat FUS and get back into contention for first place.”Dreaded Club AfricainIn the same group, Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), the first Ugandan qualifiers for a CAF club group stage, will be seeking their first three points.Beaten 3-0 at FUS, KCCA hope for goals from leading scorer Geoffrey Sserenkuma when they host Club Africain.Club Africain are better known in East Africa for their 7-3 aggregate (6-2, 1-1) humiliation of then Ugandan giants SC Villa in the two-leg final of the the 1991 African Club Championships.Like FUS, title-holders TP Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo, CS Sfaxien of Tunisia and Zesco United of Zambia are seeded to win groups.Record three-time Confederation Cup winners Sfaxien cannot have been happy with a 1-0 Group B win at home to outsiders Mbabane Swallows of Swaziland.They face what is likely to be a tougher task Tuesday away to Mouloudia Alger of Algeria, who began with a 1-1 draw at Platinum Stars of South Africa.Boosted by the return from Angola of former star Tresor Mputu, Mazembe tackle Horoya in Guinea having opened with a 2-0 Group D win over Mounana of Gabon.Now 31, Mputu achieved a remarkable feat in 2007 by finishing leading scorer in the Champions League and Confederation Cup.Group C favourites Zesco take a multi-national squad including Kenyans David Owino and Jesse Were to Al Hilal Obeid of Sudan.Share on: WhatsApp
13 Jul 2013 Glory for Spain and disappointment for England Golden glory for Spain and disappointment for England – that’s the story of the final day of the European ladies’ team championship at Fulford, York.Spain (Image © Leaderboard Photography) beat Austria in the final to become champions for the fifth time, amid scenes of great celebration by the players. But England ended the week empty handed when they lost the bronze medal play-off to Finland.The team were on the back foot after lost both morning foursomes, one finishing on the 19th and the other on the 18th. But they vowed to come out fighting in the singles – and that’s exactly what they did.They needed to take four of the five afternoon matches and, although Bronte Law lost her match, it was a case of ‘game on’ when Georgia Hall, Hayley Davis and Meghan MacLaren all won. But a birdie blitz from Lauren Taylor’s opponent stopped the charge in its tracks.Lauren had been ahead after 13 holes, but Finland’s Krista Bakker, produced a run of consecutive birdies on the 14th, 15th and 16th to come from one down to two up. When the 17th was halved, England’s medal hopes were finally ended and it was Finland who took the bronze.England captain Emma Brown remarked: “We had a great fightback in the singles, they all played well this afternoon and made it an exciting, close match. They are disappointed, but they have done well and they will bounce back.”Steve Robinson, the England coach, echoed her words: “We’ve given a lot of people a lot of entertainment this week and we ended up playing for a medal.“We would have liked to win one and I am disappointed for the girls after they put in such a lot of effort. I can’t fault them for effort, they were 2-0 down and they gave Finland a fright. I’m proud of them.”In the final, Spain put the early pressure on Austria when they won both morning foursomes and needed just two points from the singles.The afternoon session was closely contested and each side had won a point before the top game turned into the decider. Austria came down the 18th one-up, but Spain’s Noemi Jiminez squared the match when she got up and down from a bunker for birdie.When she sank her par putt on the 19th to win the hole and the championship it was the signal for the Spanish celebrations to begin.Spain’s captain Mabel Pascual Del Pobil said: “I am so happy, it has been so tight. We have been so close this year in other events that we really wanted this. It’s been a really tough week and the girls have played great. I am very, very proud of my team.”The championship ended as it began, in glorious sunshine, with another eye-catching ceremony featuring all the teams and the Yorkshire Volunteer Band.Tributes were paid to Fulford Golf Club’s support for the event, for their green staff’s work to present the course in superb condition and for the army of volunteers who helped to make the tournament run so smoothly.Fulford president Barbara Saville told the players: “We have loved having you here and hope you return to your countries with happy memories.”The 2014 championship will be hosted by Slovenia.Finals placings1 Spain2 Austria3 Finland4 England5 Denmark6 France7 Netherlands8 Sweden9 Germany10 Belgium11 Ireland12 Scotland13 Wales14 Italy15 Slovenia16 Norway17 Iceland18 Switzerland19 Slovakia
Golf has helped transform the life of Graeme Mazur after a serious road accident – and now he’s setting out to inspire more disabled people to follow him in to the sport.Graeme, now 29, almost died after the accident in 2000 which left him with brain injuries and semi-paralysis. But, thanks to his love of golf, he has gained purpose and direction and plans a future in golf coaching.He has passed his Level One coaching qualification and is now able to assist more qualified PGA coaches to pass on his enthusiasm for the game, which he first learned as a boy.His focus is on working with disabled people, both in his home county of Kent and further afield, for he says: “Through golf I have found a passion and direction in my life and I hope I can inspire other people who are disabled to take up golf as a hobby.“My brain injury has affected my ability to plan and organise day-to-day tasks and golf has helped me to overcome some of my difficulties. It is good for the mind as it focusses you on one specific goal, to get the ball in the hole in the least amount of shots.“Golf has made me much more focussed on doing the right things in the right order. The sport has helped me with planning my way round the golf course and therefore planning my life in a structured and organised fashion. It has helped me rediscover skills and adapt to new ways of achieving goals.”Graeme has worked closely with two Kent PGA professionals: Richard Silman, the head pro at his club, Tenterden; and Gary Bason, the county development officer for the Kent Golf Partnership, which works to grow the game.Richard has helped Graeme adapt his swing, by playing one-handed to overcome the effect of his injuries, which weakened his right side. “He works really hard and is so determined to get better, but he understands his limitations. He enjoys it, he loves every day he plays golf, you can see it in his face,” said Richard.Gary has worked with Graeme to achieve his Level One coaching qualification, and points out that his ambitions to involve more disabled people in the sport coincide with those of the England Golf Partnership (EGP) and its national network of county partnerships. This is also reflected in the aims of the England Golf Strategic Plan 2014-17, which include increasing the number of regular golfers and removing barriers to participation.“Through the coaching we have done together Graeme has grown in confidence and improved his coaching knowledge,” said Gary. “There’s no doubting his enthusiasm and commitment to helping those with a disability to have more opportunities in golf – and this is one of the priorities of the EGP, which is funded by Sport England.”Graeme has already worked with Gary and other Kent coaches to deliver disability golf sessions. He also hopes to travel the country working with disability groups and his ambition, he says is: “To get those clubs with wheelchair access to have lots more members who are disabled.”Jamie Blair, the England Golf Disability Manager, commented: “Ensuring that disabled people have opportunities within all areas of the game, not just as players, is key to making our game truly inclusive“Graeme’s passion for the game is fantastic and, as we develop more opportunities at clubs for disabled people to get into and return to the game, we can use his passion to enthuse others.”Graeme features in a video, Graeme Mazur: Golf for the Disabled (Justin Barry / www.transitionalmedia.co.uk ) Please Click here to viewTo find out about Get into golf opportunities across England click here. Get into golf is a national campaign designed to inspire adults to take up the game. It offers affordable coaching for beginners and returners to golf and all sessions are run by PGA professionals.Click here for more information about Level One coaching opportunities. 30 Sep 2014 Inspirational Graeme takes golf to disabled people
Martin Pedroza731013614%$376,750 -30- Tyler Baze11714111612%$897,344 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Elvis Trujillo911213813%$778,336 TEXAS RED STARTS DOWN KENTUCKY DERBY PATHKent Desormeaux has won the Kentucky Derby three times, but trainer Keith, his brother, has never started a horse in the Run for the Roses.That could change if Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Texas Red makes it to Churchill Downs for the first jewel of the Triple Crown on May 2. But first things first, and that would be Sunday’s Grade II San Vicente Stakes in which Texas Red makes his 3-year-old debut.“We’re ready to get the show on the road,” said Keith, who will give his younger brother a leg up on the son of Afleet Alex for the seven furlong race. “I’m happy with where he is right now, no doubt.“I’ve said before that this is a building process towards the first Saturday in May. We’re prepared. I just think the sprint is the right thing for him. I’m sure that’s up for discussion, but it seems like the right thing to do.“This is a building process and this is the first step. I’ve been to the Kentucky Derby before, but have never run a horse in the race. We’ve come close to getting there, winning a couple of prep races, but never actually participated.”Texas Red and Eclipse Award winner American Pharoah were assigned co-highweight of 126 pounds in the Experimental Free Handicap announced Thursday by The Jockey Club.The field for the San Vicente, which goes as the sixth race with an approximate post time of 1:30: Lord Nelson, Rafael Bejarano; Serbian Syclone, Elvis Trujillo; Jazzy Josh, Flavien Prat; Texas Red, Kent Desormeaux; Bench Warrant, Tyler Baze; and Sir Samson, Joe Talamo.Punctuate and Magic Taste were scratched.FINISH LINES: Hoppertunity is scheduled to work at Santa Anita Sunday after which Bob Baffert said he would have a better line on whether to run the San Pasqual winnerin nextSaturday’s $500,000 San Antonio Invitational against California Chrome and Shared Belief. Shared Belief, meanwhile,is slated to have his final major breeze for the race on Tuesday at Golden Gate, and will ship to Santa Anita Wednesday, Jerry Hollendorfer assistant Dan Ward said . . .Trainer George Papaprodromou said Charles Town Classic winner Imperative is under consideration for the San Antonio after the son of Bernardini worked six furlongs Saturday in 1:13 . . . Zenyatta offspring Cozmic One worked six furlongs with Victor Espinoza up in company for John Shirreffs in 1:14. Stablemate Captain Tim was clocked in 1:13.80 . . . On a firm turf course, Abbey Vale worked five furlongs in 1:05 for Phil D’Amato; Quadrivium the same distance in a bullet 1:02.40 for Graham Motion; and Power Ped and Skyring six furlongs in 1:17.60 and 1:18.20, respectively, for Neil Drysdale. Each horse is nominated to the Grade II, $200,000 San Marcos Stakes at 1 ¼ miles on turf next Saturday. Impressive newcomer Flavien Prat, who has seven wins from just 39 rides this meet, has the mount on Power Ped in the San Marcos, agent Derek Lawson reports . . . Los Alamitos Futurity runner-up Firing Line worked five furlongs in 1:02.60 for Simon Callaghan in preparation for the Grade III Robert B. Lewis Stakes next Saturday . . . Santa Anita invites fans to its Big Game Party Sunday in the Bud Light Lounge & Sirona’s. Enjoy a buffet, program, big screen HDTV’s, two full-size pool tables, and $3 Budweiser and Bud Light brews all day for only $20. Tickets are available online at santaanita.com/events. Must be 21 or older to enter this area on a first come, first served for seating. Call 626-574-6400 for group rates. First post time Sunday is 11 a.m. There will be no Early Bird Wagering at Clockers’ Corner Sunday due to the early post time . . . Through 23 racing days, perennial champion Rafael Bejarano holds a 28-19 lead over resurgent Kent Desormeaux in Santa Anita’s jockey standings, while Hollendorfer has a 16-12 advantage over runner-up Peter Miller among trainers, winning with 23 percent of his starters and leading in purse earnings with $1,363,004, some $640,000 more than Miller . . . Favorites are winning above the national norm of around 33 percent, at 38.95 (74 of 190). The average is even higher for winning favorites on dirt, 42.54 percent (57 of 134), but dips precipitously on turf to 30.36 percent (17 of 56). Odds-on choices are scoring at 58.14 percent (25 of 43); in the money favorites at 66.84 percent (127 of 190); and in the money odds-on favorites at 83.72 percent (36 of 43). (Statistics provided by Santa Anita Race Wire Operator Jason Hom).-more- Peter Miller631215619%$718,980 James Cassidy2945414%$170,210 2/2/2/2 Eddie Truman840150%$168,030 Richard Baltas2652319%$151,308 Richard Mandella2453521%$230,780 Doug O’Neill6187813%$406,030 Drayden Van Dyke88991510%$540,426 Tiago Pereira545379%$154,820 Joseph Talamo91612127%$551,844 Gary Stevens3985721%$474,400 John Sadler4646109%$289,332 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Corey Nakatani5488715%$460,100 Flavien Prat3972518%$271,430 Mark Casse2754419%$371,570 Brice Blanc1931216%$106,860 Mike Smith50109820%$765,761 Edwin Maldonado523386%$184,776 (Current Through Friday, Jan. 30) Mark Glatt3457515%$276,142 Philip D’Amato3248613%$270,490 Jerry Hollendorfer691610823%$1,363,004 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won A. C. Avila1440129%$83,160 Fernando Perez8088710%$323,054 Rafael Bejarano10528181527%$1,240,004 Jeff Bonde1640325%$163,570 Bob Baffert3969515%$550,868 Felipe Valdez1033230%$65,390 Kent Desormeaux76199925%$976,792 Peter Eurton3364718%$304,958 Michael Pender1643025%$120,400 Brandon Boulanger5152410%$117,360 Martin Garcia50710514%$580,190 Victor Espinoza701213717%$729,990 EYES OF THE RACING WORLD ARE ON TEXAS REDHOPPERTUNITY TO DRILL; SAN ANTONIO NEXT?
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Sunny and dry today to start the week, but we are still dealing with a little chill this morning. We should see temps moderate a little more this afternoon as south winds develop. That south flow continues tomorrow ahead our our next weather system.Tomorrow should be mostly dry as well. Clouds will be building through the day, especially earlier on in the north. However, other than a few spits or sprinkles from US 20 north, we don’t think much happens during the daylight hours. Better organized showers do develop overnight, moving in from the SW. This will bring rain totals of a few hundredths to .6″ to about 80% of the state. The heaviest and best action will be either side of a line from the Cleveland-Akron area down to Cincy-Dayton. The area with the best chance of missing rain coming in far NW Ohio. The rain potential lingers through most of Wednesday, but decreases dramatically after 1PM.Dry the rest of the week Thursday through Saturday. We initially have colder air in for early Thursday morning, but just like today, we expect temps will moderate quickly and impressively by Friday and Saturday. Temps can easily be above normal before our next rain event arrives.Right now, we are keeping Sunday mostly dry. This has the ability to change…as the system looks to be large and strong…which can affect speed and arrival. Right now we think the heavy rains wait until Monday. So, Sunday will likely have sun followed by clouds, and then we are projecting rain and thunderstorm action overnight Sunday through all of Monday. These rains can be significant, with .5″-2″ potential, and some models are showing closer to 4. The storms will be strong. This event will bring a significant halt to harvest progress, as we see it right now. Temps will be well above normal ahead of the front. The map at right shows total rain potential through the late weekend-Monday event.Behind that system, we clear out and go dry for Tuesday and Wednesday. Temps fall, but will not be as cold as recent cold frontal passages…likely just returning to near normal levels.
Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netStar was plagued with severals problems in its three semifinal exits in the 2016-2017 PBA season.But head coach Chito Victolero knows one of the things they are lacking the most is not something that can be found in the stat sheets.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Star, one of the most illustrious franchises in the PBA with 13 championships, was a mere shadow of its historic past when it failed to post a winning record during the one-year tenure of Jason Webb at the head coaching seat.Victolero was then tasked to right the ship and bring the franchise back to its glorious past but the Hotshots have yet to win a championship against.“There’s the talent, the love and trust we have for each other that’s the thing we should improve on,” said Victolero. “We already have that now, but we need to improve on that. If we want to go to the next level, we have to improve on our chemistry.”ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients “I think our chemistry, that’s the area we need to improve on,” said Victolero after the Hotshots bowed out of Governors’ Cup semifinals Thursday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Meralco was Star’s latest conqueror, taking the semifinals series in three straight games with the last one decided in overtime, 91-88.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutVictolero inherited a Star team in 2016 that failed to enter the playoffs for a whole year after ruling the league for four straight conferences from 2013 to 2014.“During my first season, chemistry was the first thing I focused on, I think it needs more improvement,” said Victolero in Filipino. “There are a lot of new players and I initiated a new system. I think chemistry and teamwork is what we need to work on because the talent is there.” MOST READ Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Where does Pasaol’s 49-point game stack up against past scoring outbursts? View comments
Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Japanese ace, Dizon seek repeat wins Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGilas Pilipinas may be using the Jones Cup Invitational to prepare for bigger tournaments ahead. But make no mistake about it, the Filipinos will be going to Chinese Taipei seeking nothing less than the championship.“Just like any tournament, our goal will be to win [the title],” amateur standout Kiefer Ravena said on Wednesday during the team’s sendoff at Bar One Restaurant of Holiday Inn in Ortigas. “The Jones Cup is just one step [for us] moving forward.”ADVERTISEMENT Team Philippines plays nine games in as many days starting with its clash against a Canadian club team on Saturday as Gilas tries to win it again for the first time since LA Tenorio emerged MVP in 2013.The Philippines won this title last year with an import-laden team led by former NBA All-Rookie Team member Al Thornton.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsGilas will also seek to retain the Southeast Asian Games gold medal starting August 20 in Kuala Lumpur and will play in the Fiba Asia Championship just days before that in Beirut in Lebanon as it tries to improve on second place finishes in the last two editions.The Jones Cup team will be practically the same squad that will play in those two tournaments with the PBA set on lending its biggest stars only in the World Cup Qualifying process that starts in November. China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong “[That’s why] it’s nice to get momentum going to the bigger tournaments,” Ravena, a former UAAP MVP who is entertaining thoughts of making the jump to the pros in the coming Draft, added. “This will really count for Gilas.”Mike Myers will play as the import in the Jones Cup as the Gilas Cadets led by RR Pogoy, Jio Jalalon and Matthew Wright get their international baptism of fire, with the tournament definitely to prove tougher than the Seaba, which the Filipinos ruled with ease two months ago.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR View comments
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid target BVB whiz Sancho, ex-Man City teammate Diazby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid are watching the progress of Jadon Sancho at Borussia Dortmund.Marca says Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich are monitoring very closely Sancho’s situation.The giants of the sport see him as a potential signing to strengthen their squads and are keeping tabs on what he is doing at Borussia Dortmund, a club that maintains a close relationship with Real Madrid.As for Manchester City and Pep Guardiola, they’ll be frustrated to have lost such a talent and they’d also be disappointed if Brahim Diaz moves to Real Madrid. Real have been trying to sign young talents for some time now and are currently wrapping up a deal for Diaz.
Arsenal manager Emery: A mark for my English…?by Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal manager Unai Emery rates his English at “six out of ten”.Teenage winger Bukayo Saka revealed he gets Gunners coach Freddie Ljungberg to translate some of Emery’s instructions for him because he can’t yet understand the Arsenal manager’s English. Emery said, “I have done videos with English players, Spanish players, French players, German players.“Now my English is, from one to 10, maybe a six. But at six, I think the players can understand me. If not, some help is good.“Last year, on my first day (in the job), I spoke to them very bad, more bad than today. But I have spoken English and now it’s the same, but I think better.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
A nurse who preyed on elderly patients in her care told lawyers with an inquiry examining her actions that she wouldn’t have been able to murder eight people if more controls were in place on medication at long-term care homes.Elizabeth Wettlaufer’s musings on what could have prevented her crimes are contained in a transcript of a lengthy interview submitted as evidence in the public inquiry that got underway in St. Thomas, Ont., this week.The 50-year-old injected more than a dozen patients with overdoses of insulin while working in long-term care homes and private residences in Ontario for nearly a decade. Her crimes went undetected until she confessed them to mental health workers and police in 2016.“I’ve given a lot of thought to changes that could have been made where I would not have been able to do this,” Wettlaufer said in an interview conducted Feb. 14 at the prison where she’s serving a life sentence after pleading guilty to eight counts of first-degree murder, four counts of attempted murder and two counts of aggravated assault.“If there was a way that the insulin was counted, I would not have been able to do what I did without getting caught.”Insulin, Wettlaufer said, should be treated like a controlled substance.Wettlaufer said she first began thinking about killing people in 2006 when she was in a Woodstock, Ont., hospital where she had gone to deal with her obsessive and depressive thoughts. She was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and was prescribed medication, she said.“I just had so much anger I couldn’t concentrate … but if I thought about killing somebody while I was talking to other people I could talk normally to them,” Wettlaufer said. “And that’s where the thoughts of killing somebody started.”Wettlaufer said she began working shortly thereafter at Caressant Care, a long-term care home in Woodstock, and soon became overwhelmed.She said she was often working double shifts from 3 p.m. until 7 a.m. the following day, in charge of 32 patients with little help and dealing with a stressful home life.One night in 2007, she said she noticed Clotilde Adriano, 87, was on insulin.“This thought came into my head, just give her too much insulin and see what happens,” Wettlaufer said. “So I did.”Adriano didn’t die, but it sparked something for Wettlaufer, she said. She did the same thing to Adriano’s sister, Albina Demedeiros, 90, who was in a room across the hall, she said.“I chose them based on the fact they couldn’t self-report because they had dementia,” she said. Wettlaufer pleaded guilty to two charges of aggravated assault in connection with the sisters.She would go on to kill James Silcox in 2007 with an overdose of insulin. He was her first murder.Wettlaufer told lawyers with the inquiry that she picked insulin because it wasn’t tracked in the home and it could be deadly.“There was never a time when it was questioned why were we at some times going through insulin more so than others,” she said.Sometimes another nurse would check the amount of insulin she had prepped to give a patient. But that was easily circumvented, she said.“Even though another nurse checks it you can change the amount at any time,” she said.There were two rooms where she could get insulin and they were behind doors without windows, she added.“If the treatment room and med room were completely made of glass … there’s no way I could have done what I did without somebody seeing me,” Wettlaufer said.Even if there were windows, she explained, she could slip a few insulin pens into her pocket. And the pens themselves had no mechanism to restrict the amount of insulin — doses can be dialled up or down easily, she said.“If there was, say, a stopgap measure on the pen that once you dialled up a certain amount you couldn’t dial any more, or even if pens came preloaded … there wouldn’t be excess insulin,” she said.The public inquiry, which is scheduled to last several months, has said it won’t compel Wettlaufer to testify as her confessions and interview have been submitted as evidence.
CALGARY – The National Energy Board is issuing a stern warning to the company building the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion for installing mats in streams to discourage fish from spawning where the pipeline is to be built.In a letter on its website, the regulator orders the company building the line from Edmonton to Burnaby, B.C., to stop installing the mats until it has obtained all approvals from the board to allow the start of construction in those areas.In a blog dated Sept. 12 on the project website, Trans Mountain describes the “innovative use of snow fencing” in streams to protect spawning salmon and trout.It says its biologists had temporarily laid plastic fencing on the bottom of some sections of five streams through mid-August 2017 in preparation for pipeline construction there in early 2018, adding it had identified a total of 26 streams in British Columbia and Alberta where the mats would be used prior to spawning season.In an email, Trans Mountain spokesman Ali Hounsell says the spawning deterrents were considered a “preventive measure” to minimize environmental impacts of construction, adding the company is working on a response to the NEB order.Greenpeace Canada energy strategist Keith Stewart says it’s hard to believe that Trans Mountain owner Kinder Morgan didn’t know or failed to check to see if its anti-spawning strategy was allowed.
Ankara: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling party suffered a major upset on Monday after local election results showed it lost the capital Ankara and Istanbul after a decade and half in power. Losing the country’s two major cities would be a stunning defeat for Erdogan, a former Istanbul mayor himself, whose ability to win at the ballot box has been unparalleled in Turkish history. Erdogan campaigned hard, portraying Sunday’s vote for mayors and district councils as a fight for the nation’s survival, but the election became a test for his Justice and Development Party (AKP) after Turkey slipped into a recession for the first time in a decade. The opposition CHP party candidate for Istanbul mayor, Ekrem Imamoglu, was leading by nearly 28,000 votes with most ballot boxes counted, Supreme Election Board (YSK) chairman Sadi Guven said. Imamoglu won almost 4.16 million votes while the AKP candidate, former premier Binali Yildirim, won 4.13 million. Both claimed victory in the early hours following a tight race for the country’s largest city after results showing them in a dead heat. “We want to start working as soon as possible to serve people,” Imamoglu told reporters on Monday. “We want to cooperate with all institutions of Turkey to quickly meet the needs of Istanbul.” In Ankara, opposition mayoral candidate Mansur Yavas had 50.89 per cent of votes ahead of the AKP’s Mehmet Ozhaseki on 47.06 per cent, Anadolu state agency reported, with 99 per cent of ballot boxes counted. “Ankara has won. The loser in Ankara is Ozhaseki, dirty politics has lost,” Yavas told supporters who were waving Turkish flags and setting off fireworks at a celebratory rally. But in a sign of possible turmoil ahead, AKP officials said they would challenge the alleged invalidation of tens of thousands of votes in both cities. AKP secretary general Fatoih Sahin said the party will appeal in Ankara, saying the gap between the candidates “will narrow down and I believe it will eventually turn into a positive result for us.” Speaking to supporters in Ankara after Sunday’s polls closed, Erdogan had said the election was a victory for the AKP, which along with its coalition partner, the rightwing Nationalist Movement Party, won more than 50 per cent of votes overall. The loss in Istanbul, analysts said, would be especially sensitive for Erdogan, who grew up in the city’s working-class Kasimpasa neighbourhood, and liked to tell AKP rank-and-file that victory in the city was like winning all of Turkey. “Istanbul is his heart, it’s really important for him, it is the first place they (AKP) started winning,” said Ayse Ayata, political science professor at Middle East Technical University in Ankara. “They have retained their 51 per cent majority in total, which is very important. Had they not, this would lead into a questioning of their legitimacy.” For his supporters, Erdogan remains the strong leader they believe Turkey needs and they tout the country’s economic development over the years he and the AKP have been in power. Rallying his base among more religiously conservative Turks, Erdogan had presented his opponents as enemies of the state, tarnishing them as tied to Kurdish militants of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) who have fought a decades-long insurgency.
Manchester United must keep Anthony Martial at the club says Wayne Rooney.The French forward is reportedly unhappy at Old Trafford but Rooney insists the club must make sure he doesn’t leave. Rooney believes Martial is one of the best players in the league provided his manager can get the best out of him.The 22-year-old signed for United from AS Monaco in 2016 going on to have a stellar campaign with 11 goals whilst also leading the team to FA Cup glory. But his form seems to have dropped since then.Martial is expected to leave Old Trafford this summer after his agent publicly declared his client wanted out of the club.Report: Up to seven first team players out for United George Patchias – September 13, 2019 Manchester United have some serious injury problems with up to seven first-team players out.This Saturday, United have a Premier League clash with Leicester City….With Chelsea and Tottenham lurking around the French striker, Rooney believes his old team must keep him.“I think Martial ability-wise is incredible but how do you get the best out of him.” He said via talkSPORT.“I think it’s difficult to get to know him as a person but once you can do that you’ve to keep him happy.”
FacebookTwitter July 9, 2018 Ashlie Rodriguez Updated: 4:09 PM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsCHULA VISTA (KUSI) – An arrest was made Monday in connection with a deadly hit-and-run crash in Chula Vista that claimed the life a 17-year-old girl.The suspect, identified as George Joseph Espinosa, 47, from Chula Vista, turned himself into police around 3:30 p.m. and directed officers to the location of his vehicle, described as a white Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck with black rims, according to Lt. Buddy Magor with the Chula Vista Police Department.Espinosa was arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run resulting in death or injury and is being held at the San Diego County Central Detention Facility on $50,000 bail. He was taken into custody without incident, Magor said.Leilani Magno, a recent graduate of Eastlake High School who planned to attend UC Irvine, was jogging in the 900 block of Lane Avenue near Scobee Park in Chula Vista around 8 p.m. Sunday when she was struck from behind by a truck that was traveling southbound on Lane Avenue and jumped the sidewalk, Magor said.Espinosa fled the scene and Magno was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead, Magor said.A memorial has been set up for Leilani Magno at the scene of the incident.Leilani’s GoFundMe page says, “Eastlake High School and the Eastlake community are mourning the loss of Leilani Magno, class of 2018, and recent victim of a hit and run incident in our community. Leilani was a top scholar and athlete. She was full of promise and potential. She was a beautiful spirit ready to begin changing the world as a freshman at UC Irvine this fall. Her family is grateful for the outpouring of support and love and is in the unexpected predicament of providing Leilani with the closure that would honor her short and beautiful life. If you would like to donate toward this effort, your support would be much appreciated.” Posted: July 9, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents Ashlie Rodriguez, Chula Vista teen hit-and-run suspect arrested
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 17, 2019) – After coaching the 2018 USA Women’s U18 National Team to a gold medal and a berth in the 2019 FIBA U19 World Cup, head coach Jeff Walz (Louisville) and assistant coaches Natasha Adair (Delaware) and Cori Close (UCLA) will return to guide the 2019 USA Basketball Women’s U19 World Cup Team.The USA Basketball Women’s Junior National Team Committee, chaired by George Washington University head coach Jennifer Rizzotti, is responsible for selecting the U.S. coaching staff, which is approved by the USA Basketball Board of Directors.”Jeff Walz, Natasha Adair and Cori Close did an excellent job last summer in leading the USA U18 National Team to a gold medal,” said Rizzotti. “We appreciate their commitment and the way in which they positively represented USA Basketball. The committee feels keeping the staff together and building on the continuity they gained working as a team in 2018 will give us the best opportunity at the 2019 FIBA U19 World Cup in Bangkok.”Trials to select the 12-member team will be held May 16-20 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Training camp will follow July 5-19, with the U19 World Cup competition taking place July 20-28 in Bangkok, Thailand.Players eligible for this team must be U.S. citizens, born on or after Jan. 1, 2000.This is Walz’s sixth coaching assignment with USA Basketball. Prior to the 2018 USA U18 National Team, Walz led the 2017 USA Basketball U23 National Team to a 3-0 record and a tournament title at the Four Nations U24 Tournament in Tokyo. He also helped USA Basketball to gold medals as an assistant coach for the 2014 USA U18 and 2015 USA U19 national teams and served as a court coach at the 2017 USA National Team training camp.”It has been an absolute privilege to work with USA Basketball the past four summers, and I am extremely excited to get the opportunity to do so again,” Walz said. “I had an amazing experience last summer in Mexico City as the head coach of the U18 team, and I look forward to working with this group again. Working with USA Basketball is something that I have always dreamed of doing, and I look forward to leading the U19 team. USA Basketball possesses impeccable standards and a winning tradition, and it is an honor to once again be entrusted with such an important role.”Walz recently completed his 12th season (2007-08 to present) as University of Louisville head coach. The 2018 Atlantic Coast Conference Coach of the Year and 2019 Naismith Coach of the Year candidate holds a 331-100 (.768) career record as a head coach.In 2018-19, the Cardinals finished 32-4 overall after advancing to the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight. Finishing 14-2 in Atlantic Coast Conference play, the Cardinals also captured their second consecutive ACC regular season title.In 2017-18, he led the Cardinals to a 36-3 record, the ACC regular season and tournament titles and the NCAA Tournament Final Four.Under Walz, Louisville has made it to the NCAA Sweet 16 nine times, the Final Four three times and to two national title games. He has coached four All-Americans, including two-time Olympic and two-time World Cup gold medalist Angel McCoughtry and Asia Durr, the second overall pick in this year’s WNBA Draft. Prior to Louisville he spent 11 seasons as an assistant coach with Western Kentucky, Nebraska, Minnesota and Maryland.Adair will undertake her third USA Basketball coaching assignment after having served as an assistant coach for the 2018 USA Women’s U18 National Team and as a court coach during the 2017 USA Basketball U19 World Cup Team trials. She recently completed her second season at the University of Delaware (2017-18 to present) where she has compiled a 35-28 (.556) overall record.”It’s a coach’s dream to stand there and represent the United States,” Adair said. “Coming off of a championship a year ago, we’re just really excited to do it again. I can’t say enough about USA Basketball and the people affiliated with it and the experience. So for me, it’s an honor.”In 2018-19, the Blue Hens finished 16-15 overall and 11-7 in the Colonial Athletic Association. On Feb. 1, Adair celebrated her 100th career win over William and Mary.In 2017-18, Adair led the Blue Hens to a 19-13 record and a WNIT appearance, which was the most wins and first postseason appearance for the program since 2013-14.Prior to Delaware, she spent three seasons (2014-15 to 2016-17) as the head coach at Georgetown University and two seasons (2012-2014) as the head coach at College of Charleston. She also spent 14 seasons (1998-2012) as an assistant coach at Georgetown (1998-99 through 2003-04) and Wake Forest University (2004-05 through 2006-07) before being promoted to associate head coach at Wake from 2007-08 through 2011-12.”I just feel like working with [Jeff and Cori] our chemistry was phenomenal,” Adair added. “Jeff was a great coach and we were able to work together. There was no hierarchy, it was just in the best interest of USA Basketball and the young ladies we work with. They are more than just colleagues, they’re friends, so I’m really excited to be back alongside them.”2019 will also be Close’s third USA Basketball coaching assignment after she was an assistant coach for the 2018 USA U18 National Team and a court coach at the 2017 USA Women’s U23 National Team Training Camp. Close recently completed her eighth season at UCLA (2011-12 to present) and has compiled an overall record of 172-99 (.635).”It’s an honor to be a part of the organization,” Close said. “I learn so much from the other coaches and colleagues that I get a chance to work with and I get a chance to help grow the game. That’s a pretty cool combination: represent your country, grow as a coach, and grow the game. That’s a trifecta of winning. I’m just really thrilled to have the opportunity to represent my country and to have a whole lot of fun in the process.”In 2018-19, the Bruins finished 22-13 overall and 12-6 in the Pacific-12 Conference and advanced to their fourth straight NCAA Tournament Sweet 16. On Feb. 10, the Bruins upset No. 17 Utah and made school history by scoring 40 points in the fourth quarter, which was the highest point tally ever in a single quarter. In the Pac-12 Tournament, UCLA beat Arizona State before falling in overtimeto No. 5 Oregon in the semifinals.”We had really great chemistry last year,” Close said of the USA U18 team. “I learned so much from them. They’ve continued to be a resource throughout this year, so it feels like we’re hitting a really cool stride going into this next summer where we hope to lead our U19s in a really good way. They really are excellent coaches, both in their x’s and o’s and the way that they care for players.”Close has led UCLA to at least 20 wins in each of the past three seasons, including 2017-18, where the Bruins finished 27-8 and reached the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight. Close was named the 2018 United States Marine Corps/WBCA NCAA Division I Region 5 Coach of the Year, her second such honor. She also has 18 seasons of experience as an assistant coach at UCLA, UC Santa Barbara and Florida State.The USA Junior National Team Committee, in addition to Rizzotti, includes 2008 Olympic gold medalist Kara Lawson as the athletic representative; and collegiate head coaches Karen Aston (Texas), Tonya Cardoza (Temple) and Wes Moore (North Carolina State) as the NCAA representatives. FIBA U19 World Cup for WomenOriginally known as the FIBA Junior World Championship, the tournament was held every four years starting in 1985. FIBA changed its calendar in 2005 and now conducts the U19 World Cup every other year.USA women’s teams are 79-13 in U19/Junior World Cups, capturing a sixth-consecutive gold in 2015 with a 7-0 record. In 2017, USA Basketball fell four points short against Russia in the gold medal game in an attempt to capture a seventh-straight gold medal.Notable players to represent the U.S. include: Angela Aycock (1993), Alana Beard (2001), Essence Carson (2005), Tamika Catchings (1997), Crystal Dangerfield (2015, 2017), Bria Hartley (2011), Ruthy Hebard (2017), Crystal Langhorne (2005), Erlana Larkins (2005), Jantel Lavender (2007), Lisa Leslie (1989), Rebecca Lobo (1993), Maya Moore (2007), Nnemkadi Ogwumike (2009), Vickie Orr (1985), Courtney Paris (2005), Cappie Pondexter (2001), Katie Smith (1993), Dawn Staley (1989), Azura Stevens (2015), Breanna Stewart (2011 and MVP of the 2013 U19 World Cup), Diana Taurasi (2001), Morgan Tuck (2011 and 2013) and A’ja Wilson (2013 and MVP of the 2015 U19 World Cup). Story Links About USA BasketballBased in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and chaired by retired Gen. Martin Dempsey, USA Basketball is a nonprofit organization and the national governing body for basketball in the United States. As the recognized governing body for basketball in the U.S. by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), USA Basketball is responsible for the selection, training and fielding of USA national teams that compete in FIBA-sponsored five-on-five and 3×3 international competitions, as well as for some national competitions and for the development of youth basketball.Connect with USA Basketball at USAB.com and on Facebook (USABasketball and USABYouth), Twitter (@usabasketball, @USABYouth, @USAB3x3), Instagram (@USABasketball) and YouTube (therealusabasketball). Print Friendly Version
Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now 2 min read This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Apple managed to split opinions more widely than ever this year. The iPhone 7 lost the headphone jack, the MacBook Pro refresh was disappointing for power-hungry professionals, and the desktop line of Mac computers hasn’t seen any love for years, suggesting to some that Macs on the desktop may in fact be dead.Tim Cook put the record straight yesterday, however, and gave some hope to Apple fans desperate for a new desktop computer. As reported by TechCrunch, as part of a wider post on an internal Apple employee message board, Cook was asked the question, “We had a big MacBook Pro launch in October and a powerful upgrade to the MacBook back in the spring. Are Mac desktops strategic for us?”Cook responded by reassuring employees that, “the desktop is very strategic for us.” He went on to point out that, “The current generation iMac is the best desktop we have ever made and its beautiful Retina 5K display is the best desktop display in the world.” Most importantly, he confirmed that Mac desktops are not dead, “if there’s any doubt about that with our teams, let me be very clear: we have great desktops in our roadmap. Nobody should worry about that.”There’s no detail beyond that. We don’t know when new Macs will be announced, and we don’t know if Cook is referring to the iMac, Mac Mini, Mac Pro, or all three. That’s a shame, as I think we’ve reached a point now where Apple is unfairly asking existing Mac owners to wait too long for their next hardware purchase.The last time the Mac Pro received a hardware refresh was Dec. 19, 2013. The iMac and Mac Mini were last refreshed on Oct. 16, 2014. Clearly they are all well overdue for new components to bring them in line with what non-Mac desktops offer in terms of performance in 2016. December 20, 2016 This story originally appeared on PCMag Enroll Now for Free
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 6 min read March 1, 2018 Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Selecting a website theme can be overwhelming — there are literally thousands of free and paid options available to download and purchase. Your theme is the overall look, feel and style of your website. This includes things like the color scheme, layout and style elements. In essence, your website theme is a direct representation of your brand and has a direct impact on your users’ experience.Admittedly, I was never a fan of pre-built website themes back when my agency provided web design services. Years ago, most out-of-the box themes were clunky, provided SEO nightmares and just weren’t as effective as a fresh custom design.Times have changed, though, and now there are plenty of good-looking themes — but don’t judge a book by its cover — poor coding, slow speeds, search engine optimization issues and poor user experiences still exist.To help you pick a great website theme for your particular business needs, make sure to take into account these five things.1. K.I.S.S.K.I.S.S. is an acronym for “Keep it simple, stupid” — one of my favorite sayings when it comes to modern-day website design. Several years ago, websites were very loud, and companies wanted flash animation, fancy features and other bells and whistles. Now flat designs with a minimalistic approach are popular.Websites that are too busy take the user away from the desired call-to-action, and they are a headache to navigate on mobile devices. If you take a look at Team 10’s website, you will see a great example of an effective design. Each section of the website is simple, features a flat design and gives the information seeker exactly what he or she is looking for — nothing more and nothing less. It’s so simple that it’s brilliant.2. Developer support availabilityThis is something that not many people take into consideration when selecting a theme. It’s very rare that you will be able to install a theme and not have to make updates as the platform you are using changes and advances. This could be due to feature changes or security issues — no matter what you are using, from WordPress to Shopify and every other option, you need to anticipate there will be updates required to keep your theme from breaking.The majority of theme marketplaces will have information on the developer, as well as a log of all the updates that have been released for each particular theme. Pay attention to this information, as well as customer reviews and ratings — it can give you a lot of insight.Themes that have been around for a long time and have several updates indicated that the developer is constantly making changes to make the theme better. One of the most popular WordPress themes, Newspaper, has over 57,000 sales and is updated all the time. If you look at it here, you can scroll to the bottom to see the update log and a list of all the changes made each time. This is an example of a theme with excellent developer support.3. Mobile readinessAlmost all popular modern-era website themes are responsive, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they are guaranteed to provide an excellent mobile experience. There are plenty of websites that will pass Google’s mobile test, yet provide such a poor user experience that they are worthless on smaller screens, in terms of conversion potential.Look for a theme that is extremely adaptive and built with converting visitors in mind. If you look at this contact page on a desktop or laptop computer, you will see that the form features several steps. It’s eye-appealing and is very easy to complete on desktops and laptops.Now, if you look at the same page on a mobile device, you will notice that there is a very prominent “Click to Call” button on the very top of the page, allowing the visitor to make immediate contact without even scrolling. If they do scroll down, they find the contact form, but in a different format that’s much more user-friendly on mobile devices.The majority of website themes will have working demos for you to play with before purchasing, so make sure to put them through the ringer on mobile and tablet devices.4. Available plugins, apps and extensionsIt’s very rare that you will run a website theme in its stock version — you will customize the look and feel to match your brand, as well as add special features to enhance the user experience and turn more traffic into leads, sales and revenue.WordPress has over 54,000 plugins available, Shopify has thousands of apps and WooCommerce has Extensions available to help enhance your website theme.You need to know what platform is best for your business before exploring available themes, and once that is decided you can then begin to explore other add-ons. For example, if you are an e-commerce brand, Shopify is very hard to beat.If you are a small service-based business and your goal is to generate leads, then you may want to use WordPress and focus on publishing great blog content to pull in traffic. Look at the offer used on this lead capture form — a downloadable brochure in exchange for a name, email address and phone number. Rather than a standard sidebar offer that offers a newsletter subscription or an emailed offer, this allows the consumer to access the bribe immediately.There are plenty of plugins that can help you implement and manage download offers with no coding or development skills needed. Most of the popular services you will use with your website, like Mailchimp, for example, has plugins available that make integration simple. Make a list of what you will be using and what features you will need to add to your theme and reverse engineer the best options.5. Cross-browser compatibilityTesting your website theme on all the popular web browsers is an important step, especially if you are considering using one that hasn’t been updated recently. With so many different devices, browsers and operating systems being used, testing helps ensure that your theme will provide the same user experience and functionality for everyone.There are plenty of free tools and resources available online, as well as paid options that offer a free trial. One of the oldest, Browser Shots, allows you to run your website through them all at once. The free open-source tool is a great starting point — if you do spot an issue on a particular browser you can then further investigate using other available resources. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.
Microsoft announced a new game streaming project for Xbox yesterday, namely, Project xCloud. Microsoft is not the only one who has rolled out their game streaming service, Google announced a new experimental game streaming service, namely, Project Stream, last week, that lets the users play Assassin’s Creed in Chrome among other things. Project xCloud is a game streaming technology that enables existing Xbox users to play on any device that they want to without being limited to a particular device. This means gamers can choose either console or PC depending on their preference. Mobile-only players can also access the worlds, characters and immersive stories that they haven’t been able to experience before on a mobile. Project xCloud provides gamers with plenty of options and does so without altering the performance and experience of the game. “Our goal with Project xCloud is to deliver a quality experience for all gamers on all devices that’s consistent with the speed and high-fidelity gamers experience and expect on their PCs and consoles”, mentions Kareem Choudhry, Corporate VP, Gaming Cloud, Microsoft on the announcement page.” Microsoft Microsoft admits that Cloud game-streaming is a “multi-faceted, complex challenge”. In order to provide high-quality experience across different devices, it is crucial to watch out for obstacles, such as low-latency video streamed remotely, and support for a large, multi-user network. “With our nearly 40 years of gaming experience starting with PC, as well as our deep experience of being a platform company, we are equipped to address the complex challenge of cloud game-streaming”, mentions Choudhary. Microsoft had been working on Project xCloud over the past few years and aims to bring the public trials of this project in 2019. Moreover, Microsoft wants to make it easy for developers to bring their content to Project xCloud and deliver an amazing experience to the existing Xbox players. Developers will be able to deploy and dramatically scale to hundreds of millions of users across all devices on Project xCloud with no additional work. Microsoft has data centers in 54 Azure regions and services available in 140 countries, meaning that Azure has the scale to offer great gaming experience for players worldwide, regardless of their location. “We’ve enabled compatibility with existing and future Xbox games by building out custom hardware for our datacenters that leverages our years of console and platform experience. We’ve architected a new customizable blade that can host the component parts of multiple Xbox One consoles, as well as the associated infrastructure supporting it. We will scale those custom blades in datacenters across Azure regions over time”, writes Choudhry. Project xCloud was tested yesterday by Microsoft. The test was carried out on different devices (mobile phones, tablets) paired with an Xbox Wireless Controller through Bluetooth. As of now, the test experience is running at 10 megabits per second. Microsoft is also developing a new, game-specific touch input overlay that offers a maximum response in a minimal footprint to players wanting to play without a controller. Additionally, Project xCloud makes game streaming possible on 4G networks. “We are looking forward to learning with you during our public trials next year and sharing more details as we continue on this journey to the future of gaming with you at the center”, says Choudhary. For more information, check out the official Microsoft blog. Read Next Microsoft open sources Infer.NET, it’s popular model-based machine learning framework Microsoft announces new Surface devices to enhance user productivity, with style and elegance Microsoft’s new neural text-to-speech service lets machines speak like people
Tags: Alitalia, WTF Alitalia has gone bankrupt but at least they’re getting snazzy new uniforms << Previous PostNext Post >> Source: The Associated Press MILAN — Never underestimate the power of a new pair of shoes, or a brand new wardrobe for that matter.The bankrupt Italian airline, Alitalia, has commissioned the Alberta Ferretii fashion house to design new uniforms, the timing of which has raised a few eyebrows. The crew restyling comes as the Italian government evaluates binding offers for all, or part, of the airline with the intent of completing a sale by spring.Perhaps the airline is putting their best foot forward (in designer pumps, no less) to shake the stigma of bankruptcy?Alitalia has said the uniform update won¹t create any new financial burdens, and that it came at the request of cabin and ground crews for ‘greater comfort’.Ferretti has pledged to design a collection combining elegance with convenience to ensure that all personnel are “comfortable in each working environment and throughout any season.”The airline last updated its uniforms in 2016 with a burgundy-colored retro look for the first new uniforms in two decades.More news: Venice to ban cruise ships from city centre starting next monthAlitalia said the new uniforms should be ready by summer. Share Thursday, November 30, 2017
October 21, 2006 Alumnus Jeff Stein reports on the award ceremony: Here’s how it was earlier this week at the National Design Awards at the Cooper-Hewitt/Smithsonian Museum in New York City: it was crowded, noisy, warm, and every man in the place was dressed in BLACK. First, of course, as with any great awards ceremony, there were DRINKS! And hors doeuvres. In a big tent, blocking 91st Street, in front of the Cooper-Hewitt, folks began to arrive, New Yorkers mostly, a little reticent to approach Soleri who was looking very smart in his formal-wear. Except for official photographers who would lead him away from time to time for portraits. A good interview is in this month’s Cooper Hewitt National Design Journal, multiple copies of which were available to party-goers. There were around 500 of those. There was President Roger Mandle of Brown University, chair of the National Design Awards this year. And architect Richard Meier. And Rev. Howard Moody; he is with us, as is Dino DeConcini. And there’s my neighbor Martha Schwartz, landscape architect from Cambridge. And Diane von Furstenberg. Photo: Alumnus Doug Lee’s daughter Sonya, all grown up, congratulates the award-winner. [Photo & text: Jeff Stein] No one was reticent about approaching Jim Labioda. “Pardon me,” said a tall woman. “Are you Governor Pataki?” “No, Ma’am,” said Labioda, resplendent in a tuxedo that we believe had once been worn by economist John Kenneth Galbraith. “That man right there?” he said, pointing to Roger Tomalty, “I’m his assistant.” By 7:30PM the drinks tent was full of celebrants; no one could move or breathe, a hint that it was time to traipse through the museum lobby and into the dinner tent set-up to cover the garden courtyard of the Museum. 55 tables of 9, black tablecloths, black stemware, bright red goody-bags, six giant video screens, and slinkys, that springy child’s toy, as decoration everywhere. Paolo was in the middle of the room at a table of award recipients, seated next to architect Thom Mayne’s wife, who was in a backless and low-cut gown, accepting an award on behalf of her husband who was in Paris instead of here. Food began to arrive at the tables, and wine; and speeches and video began to flow from the dias. In no time it was dessert and the award presentations. Spike Lee presented an award, mentioning that the Mets were up 1 to 0, bottom of the third. And Robert Downey Jr. said something cheerful about a young award recipient. Awards and their presentors move light and fast. Photo: Alumnus Jim Labioda and Arcosanti planning intern Mario Nuzzolese. [Photo & text: Jeff Stein] Then Milton Glaser presents the Lifetime Achievement Award to Paolo. Glaser actually knows Soleri, understands the work, admires it all. This shows. The crowd, which till now was not thinking about much, slows down, quiets. And Paolo has a few things to say to this crowd, too. About architecture, about religion as dramaturgy, about our responsibility to the future. Paolo’s closeup is live on all the big video screens, his voice miked throughout the giant tent. And then someone hands him the award, a kind of extruded star a foot long made of some mystery material, and its over. Everyone toasts the winners with champaigne, some folks gather up slinkys (I think we’ll be seeing a few of these at Arcosanti), and now, with the ice broken at last, people do come up to Paolo to talk. More desserts and socializing and drinks (witnessing awards is thirsty work!) in the Museum which has thoughtfully opened its bookstore to the crowd. And night settles on the city. Thursday morning, the sun rises over the Atlantic to shine on Paolo Soleri, winner of the National Design Award for Lifetime Achievement. Photo: Daniela Soleri, daughter of Paolo Soleri, and Roger Tomalty, sans tie, emitting good cheer. [Photo & text: Jeff Stein]
When you picture the drug ketamine, you might think of that stoner you knew in high school or a bunch of people popping pills in neon-lit clubs.But do you ever picture a dentist’s office? Ketamine is often used as an anesthetic for procedures on people’s teeth.And it’s a multi-tasker. The Food and Drug Administration recently approved Spravato, a drug based on ketamine, called esketamine, to treat depression via a nasal spray.Here’s more about the FDA’s designation from The Verge:The drug must be administered as a nasal spray, patients must be taking another antidepressant at the same time, and it can only be given to patients who have (unsuccessfully) tried two antidepressants before. Most notably, people won’t able to pick up Spravato at the local Rite Aid. Spravato will only be available in certified clinics.Ketamine may not work for every patient, but for some, it may come as an enormous relief.About 12 to 20 percent of adults with depression don’t respond to other types of treatment or medication. That population is called “treatment resistant.”And some of the more commonly prescribed drugs, like Prozac or Trazodone, don’t have the efficacy we might hope for; studies show only around 37 percent of those who use these medications experience full remission.Journalist Alice Levitt is one of those treatment-resistant patients. And she finally tried ketamine. Here’s part of what she wrote for Vox about her experience:Each infusion lasted 45 minutes. After my first one, I had a nurse play the cast album of my favorite musical as the drip began. Instead of running wild, my mind became immersed in the music, albeit in a deeply dreamlike state. Each time, it took about 15 to 20 minutes after the effects of the treatment wore off for me to be able to open my eyes and start walking. Afterward, I was exhausted. The half-hour Uber ride home felt like hours as I longed for the warm embrace of a nap.Immediately after each treatment, I felt down. But by the time I woke up the next day, I was in less psychic pain and had more purpose. I would start the day on my long-neglected spin bike, feeling motivation that I’d lacked for months. Lunches with friends no longer felt like they existed just to show them I was still alive and making an effort to get out of the house. I was beginning to connect with the world outside my head again. I noticed myself smiling more. According to Shah, feeling the effects of ketamine within 24 hours of treatment is typical. “It is the most rapid-acting treatment for depression,” he said.After the final infusion, I had the initiative to start writing again. The following week quickly filled up with activities, both work and fun. I was living for the first time in months. It’s been three months since my last treatment, and I’ve even started to feel excited about my future. Shah says I am unlikely to need another dose — I was in the roughly 70 percent who achieve remission after one series of ketamine infusions.And while the research still doesn’t conclusively show that esketamine or ketamine causes depression to go away, the FDA said it approved Spravado because patients needed a new alternative.How do we treat an illness that affects millions of Americans? And why does it seem to be so challenging to find things that help?Produced by Gabrielle Healy. Text by Gabrielle Healy.If you or someone you know needs to talk to someone, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is 1-800-273-8255, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Treatment Referral Helpline is 1-800-662-HELP (4357)GUESTSDr. Gary Sachs, Associate clinical professor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical SchoolDr. Demitri Papolos, Co-director of the Program in Behavioral Genetics and associate professor of clinical psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at the Montefiore Medical CenterAlice Levitt, Writer covering medicine, travel and food, @aliceeatsFor more, visit https://the1a.org.© 2019 WAMU 88.5 – American University Radio. Copyright 2019 WAMU 88.5. To see more, visit WAMU 88.5.
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