first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title “Never easy. Kind of frustrating if you can’t get the serve like three in a row.”After trailing 4-1 in the 10-point tiebreaker — a new addition at the Australian Open this year __ and then taking a 7-6 lead thanks to a video replay review at 6-6 — Karlovic was closing in becoming the oldest man since Ken Rosewall in 1978 to reach the third round at the Australian Open.But Nishikori stepped it up, sparking chants of “Nishi-kori, Nishi-kori” from a section of Japanese fans at Margaret Court Arena.“I had to reload in the fifth,” he said. “It was really tough. Could go both ways. I really returned well — focussed well.“We both played great tennis — and he served really well. I’ll try to carry on this confidence to the next round.”Rain showers halted play on all courts soon after Nishikori’s win, forcing organizers to close the roofs of the three main show courts.The Japanese fans were still in place after the break to watch U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka advance with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Tamara Zidansek.Nishikori said having more Japanese fans in Australia than at any of the other majors always gave him a boost.“You can tell there is so many Japanese. And also many Asians. I’m sure I feel more comfortable playing this Grand Slam than other Grand Slam.” Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japan’s Kei Nishikori celebrates after defeating Croatia’s Ivo Karlovic during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)MELBOURNE, Australia — Kei Nishikori wants to extend a Grand Slam sequence. He’s not making it easy at the Australian Open.Eighth-seeded Nishikori withstood 59 aces from Ivo Karlovic, and had to save three break points deep in the fifth, before beating the 39-year-old Croatian 6-3, 7-6 (6), 5-7, 5-7, 7-6 (7) to reach the third round.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Expect the ‘best version’ of Joshua Pacio in his first ONE title defense “I rather do three sets, but today (Karlovic) was playing well, and first match, too, the guy was playing really solid,” Nishikori said. “Yeah, these two matches can go, you know, I could lose these two matches. So I just need to recover well. But, I mean, it’s only two matches, so I’m not too tired yet.”Nishikori dropped to his hands and knees after winning the last three points of the tiebreaker, relieved to secure his spot.He later joked that he’d faced more aces in one match than he himself would serve in a year.“He almost had it,” Nishikori said of how close Karlovic got to victory. “One serve and it could have gone his way.”To force a fifth, Karlovic, who is 2.11 meters (6-feet-11), had served six aces in a row — two from 30-30 in the 10th game and then another four to close after breaking Nishikori’s serve to close out the fourth set.ADVERTISEMENT After missing last year’s Australian Open because of injury, Nishikori reached the fourth round at the French Open, the quarterfinals at Wimbledon and the semifinals in New York, losing to eventual champion Novak Djokovic in the last two.He reached a career-high No. 4 ranking in March, 2015 — a record for an Asian player in ATP rankings history — and his runner-up finish at the 2014 U.S. Open made him the first man from Asia to reach a Grand Slam final.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAlready with a title in Brisbane to open 2019, he’s starting to believe he’s ready for the next step.But after twice being taken to five sets — he lost the first two sets of his opening match but won 15 of the next 17 games before Kamil Majchrzak retired while trailing 3-0 in the fifth — he’d prefer to take a direct route through the third round. He next plays Joao Sousa, who beat No. 32 Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (4), 5-7, 6-4. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

first_imgLetterkenny University Hospital has won Saolta Staff Recognition Awards in two categories at a ceremony in Mayo recently.The Donegal Clinical Research Academy won the ‘Education and Training Award’ for their emergency abdominal surgery course for students and the ‘Outstanding Employee Award’ was presented to Dolores Devenney who works in phlebotomy services at the hospital.More than 160 nominations from across the Saolta Group of hospitals were received for the six award categories which included: Innovation in a Clinical Area Award; Innovation in a Non Clinical Area Award; Research Award; Quality Improvement and Patient Experience Award; in addition to the categories won by LUH – Education and Training Award; and Outstanding Employee Award. The event was hosted by Mayo Senior Football Manager James Horan and the awards were presented by Saolta CEO Tony Canavan and Chief Director of Nursing and Midwifery, Jean Kelly.Seán Murphy, General Manager, Letterkenny University Hospital said, “The student emergency abdominal surgery course is a unique multidisciplinary educational event. It exposes medical students to a reality that they haven’t previously experienced and provides valuable inter-disciplinary learning to our future doctors. The Donegal Clinical Research Academy at the hospital is a deserved winner of the Education and Training Award.Dolores Devenney, Phlebotomoy Services, LUH accepting her ‘Outstanding Employee Award’ from Saolta Group CEO Tony Canavan and Jean Kelly, Saolta Group Chief Director of Nursing and Midwifery.“I am delighted that Dolores Devenney was presented with the ‘Outstanding Employee Award’ for demonstrating exceptional service to her patients and colleagues over the last 40 years.“The warmth and empathy she shows patients makes their hospital visit less daunting and she is patient and supportive with new staff and students who are still developing their skills. Dolores is a worthy recipient of the Outstanding Employee Award.” In addition to winning two categories, the Metabolic Multidisciplinary Team at LUH was shortlisted for the ‘Innovation in a Clinical Area Award’.The Saolta University Health Care Group Staff Recognition Awards take place every 2 years and aim to recognise the important role that staff play in delivering services to patients cared for in all six hospitals in the Group. All applications are judged by an independent panel and the event is self-funded through sponsorship.At the Saolta Staff Achievement Award presentation for ‘Education and Training’, from left: Jean Kelly, Saolta Group Chief Director of Nursing and Midwifery; Seán Murphy, General Manager, Letterkenny University Hospital; Mr Zsolt Bodnar, Consultant Surgeon; Ms Louise Flanagan, Research Nurse; and Tony Canavan, Saolta Group CEO.Letterkenny Hospital staff recognised at Saolta Awards was last modified: November 26th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:awardsluhSaoltalast_img read more

first_imgThe Shasta Creations volleyball team, which includes several Red Bluff High School athletes, went into the Far Westerns Volleyball Tournament in Reno, Nevada ranked 26th and finished 5th in the tournament.The team beat No. 25 Legends 25-11, 25-13; No. 9 Bombers 23-25, 25-20, 15-5 and lost to No. 8 Endline 15-25, 23-25 to take over the 9th seed.On day two of the tournament, the Creations beat No. 4 Rise 15-25, 25-23, 15-10; No. 6 Sequoia 28-26, 26-24 and No. 15 LVBC 25-17, 25-19 to take over …last_img read more

first_imgNational Marine Month is under way in South Africa, and it is the perfect time to shine a spotlight on the country’s unique, geographic position. The ocean economy has the potential to alleviate poverty and create jobs. But how much do you really know about our seas? South Africa’s ocean economy has the potential to help the country achieve its goal of poverty alleviation and job creation, as outlined in the National Development Plan. (Image: Media Club South Africa)Related Articles• Gallery: Celebrate Marine Month in South Africa • Two oceans & biodiversity  • Plans to tap into South Africa’s oceans on track • South Africa protects its oceans  • South Africa moves to unlock ‘blue economy’ Research and text: Priya PitamberGraphic: Sachin BabooClick on the image below for a larger view.Sources:Department of Environmental Affairs The Conversation South African Government Operation Phakisalast_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Dan Uetrecht, Warren Co.We fared pretty well. We got a little over 2 inches. A lot of the Cincinnati area and north and south of us had 3 to 5 inches. We didn’t flood. It rained over two-and-a-half days and we fared better than most. South of us is pretty flat and they got 5 to 6 inches and that is a lot of water to deal with right before harvest.I have not heard of anyone around here running anything. I think we are going to start with corn first. It is turning fast and with the disease pressure we’ve got and the heat units we’ve had, I’d say in the next 7 to 10 days we’ll be running corn. Right now everything is holding up pretty well. We didn’t get much wind with the rain and I haven’t seen any stalk issues yet.When we get this much rain and the ears are still upright, it can be a perfect storm for grain quality. I am more concerned with the corn than I am about the beans. I have not seen as much bean leaf beetle feeding as I thought I would see.We got the third cutting hay in. I was happy with that, but with the delay in the third cutting we won’t get a fourth cutting this year. I like to typically get a fourth cutting if I can but we won’t this year.The cover crops we planted after wheat look great. We have radishes and clover that, by winter, should be huge. We’ll plant more right behind the combine in the corn and bean fields.Farmers hopefully have storage because the basis is so bad. Hopefully guys have stuff sold ahead and they can store it. We are going to have to sit on things with all of this political chatter going on. Hopefully we can get some of this sold at profitable levels in late winter or spring.Normally down this way we have a strong basis down at the river with ethanol and corn syrup. Soybean basis I think is 60 under and, for a river market, I have never seen the basis this bad. When you stick that on an $8.20 to $8.30 futures market that is below what we need.The markets are bad, but farmers always get excited over a big crop and I am excited to see what this season brought us.For the rest of this week’s reports, click here.last_img read more

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market It’s easy to construct an “us” versus “them” mentality between startups and investors, especially when there are so many disgruntled founders who’ve had the door slammed in their face. But I’d hardly make the generalization that investors avoid innovation. While it’s true that proven returns are required in the majority of portfolio companies, it’s these revenue generating deals that tend to lift up the longer term innovation-based investments. Andy Singleton’s recent article for On Startups suggests that VCs avoid innovation whenever possible. Writes Singleton, “If you ask VCs what they look for, they use words like ‘traction’, ‘proven business model’, ‘reference customers’, and ‘invest in marketing’ or ‘sales and marketing’… It doesn’t take a genius to understand what they are saying.  As much as possible, they want to avoid all innovation (stuff that’s not proven).  It’s risky and unprofitable.” I know this isn’t going to be easy to hear, but the above statement isn’t entirely true. It’s not that investors want to avoid ALL innovation or even all risk. It’s that most want to avoid YOUR innovation. There’s no plot to crush the inspiration of the “animal spirit”, no interest in thwarting civil society, the issue isn’t that investors are short-sighted jerks, it’s that they need more cash cows (especially in this garbage heap of a global economy) to balance out the big audacious paradigm shifters. VC’s don’t print money. Cash cows allow VC’s to continue raising funds and these funds are then dispersed across the portfolio to others who are pre-revenue. In other words, we can’t all be whimsical geniuses with a three year launch plan. If VC’s started doling out money to every starry-eyed pre-revenue entrepreneur and ignored those cash cows that pick up the slack, funds would implode on themselves. It should come as no surprise that you can’t pay for office space and servers with sweet dreams and pixie dust. You may not realize it, but if you’re funded and you aren’t generating revenue, someone else’s profit is likely paying for your existence. This isn’t to discourage you from innovating or building something you believe in, it’s just a reminder that if you aren’t generating profit, there are no guaranteed rewards for hard work or good ideas. If you really are “an irrational animal spirit” then you’ll continue to take risks regardless of the outcome. Tags:#start#startups dana oshirocenter_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts last_img read more

first_imgSave time and quickly locate clips using the ‘Match Frame’ shortcut in Premiere Pro.If you don’t have the luxury of having an assistant editor or struggle to keep your video editing projects organized, you may have some difficulty trying to keep track of all the footage in your project (especially in the case of long interviews).Adobe Premiere Pro offers a quick tool that can find the source clip of any footage that appears in your timeline: Match Frame. This is perfect if you are editing a documentary, reusing a clip multiple times or if you simply wanted to change the in-and-out points of your edit.Here’s a quick step-by-step for anyone looking to save time using the ‘Match Frame’ feature in Premiere Pro:1. Find the clip you want in your timelineMove your current time indicator to the clip or frame in the timeline that you are trying to recall.2. Click ‘Match Frame’Click the ‘Match Frame’ button by going to Sequence> Match Frame from the top menu bar or hit “F”, the Match Frame shortcut.3. Quickly locate clips = time savingsYour source clip will pop up in the preview panel making it easy to access.Want to learn more quick tips in Premiere Pro? Check out our previous posts on Switching to Premiere and 10 Time Saving Tips in Premiere Pro.Have any other quick tips for Premiere Pro? Share in the comments below.last_img read more

first_imgThe government’s crackdown on doping in Indian sports continued as the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) conducted raids at the Sports Authority of India’s (SAI’s) southern centre in Bangalore on Monday.The NADA team was searching the rooms of around 500 athletes currently training at the centre. They were expected to collect samples of the athletes’ food supplements as well as their urine and blood.The raids at the Bangalore centre come two days after a four-member NADA team searched hostel rooms at Patiala-based Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports (NSNIS). It had collected 13 sets of food supplements and 27 urine samples during their raids in Patiala on Saturday. The results of the tests conducted on these samples were yet to come.The NADA action comes following the Union sports ministry’s strict stand against doping scandal in Indian athletics. Eight track and field athletes had tested positive for anabolic steroids recently following which Sports Minister Ajay Maken ordered an inquiry by former Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice Mukul Mudgal.last_img read more