Alcantara eyes revenge, men’s doubles gold vs Thai twins

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Francis Casey ALCANTARA. Photo from ITFTennis.comKUALA LUMPUR — Francis Casey Alcantara wants his revenge over the dreaded Thai twins, who spoiled it for the Philippine men’s team two years ago.To be paired with Ruben Gonzales this time, Alcantara said he would like to finally win the men’s doubles gold against current champs Sanchai Ratiwatana and Sonchat Ratiwatana of Thailand.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Indonesia angered after Malaysia puts wrong flag in SEA Games book National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano The twins derailed Alcantara and Treat Huey in the semifinals, before frustrating Gonzales and Jeson Patrombon in the finals.“We want some revenge from our loss,” said Alcantara as tennis competition starts Monday at national Tennis Center, Sports Complex Jalan Duta.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Huey won’t see action but Alcantara tried to downplay it by saying the team, including novice AJ Lim, is ready because it has been playing all year long.The women’s team will be composed of Katharina Lehnert, Denise Dy, Clarice Patrimonio and Khim Iglupas. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Huey and Dy won the mixed doubles, which was the country’s only gold medal to show in Singapore SEA Games.“Treat is not here so our chances are affected in mixed,” admitted top tennis official Romy Magat who said Dy will be paired with either Alcantara or Gonzales.There won’t be team tie event this time, and Alcantara said that would alleviate the absence of Huey who is ranked in in the top 50 in doubles.ADVERTISEMENT Teen gunned down in Masbate Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

A.V. schools stand out in decathlon

first_imgA total of 43 teams and about 500 students participated in the competition. Teams can score a possible 60,000 points. Decathletes use analytical skills, performance abilities and test-taking and writing aptitude in 10 subject areas: art, economics, essay, interview, language and literature, math, music, social science, speech and the Super Quiz. Organized by the Los Angeles County Office of Education, the decathlon is open to public high schools outside the Los Angeles Unified School District, which holds a separate competition. The theme this year was China and its global influence. karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com (661) 267-5744160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PALMDALE – Two Antelope Valley high schools made a good showing in this year’s Los Angeles County Academic Decathlon. Knight High School, in its first year of competition, was named Rookie School of the Year and placed in the top 30, and Lancaster High was one of three schools that improved their scores the most. Knight scored 28,816 points and was in 27th place. Knight’s team also scored second in the Super Quiz in its division. “They worked real hard, lots of hours, lots of Saturdays. They spent a long time studying the material,” said Layne Heiny, chemistry teacher and team adviser. “They dedicated an awful lot of time before and after school, not getting any class credit.” Knight senior Samson Truong was the Knight team’s top scorer and returned home with eight medals, including a gold in the essay category. “It was very fun and exciting and intense,” said Truong, 17. “It took a lot of time and dedication and commitment. I had to give up so much of my time from other extracurricular activities.” Lancaster High scored 23,452, a 9,988-point improvement over last year. The point gain was the highest among the three schools recognized in that category. Team adviser Tom Mayton said the team’s experience helped this year. Five team members have been participating in the event for three years. “We have a lot of the same students who we had last year. It’s not only the team that improved but also individual students,” Mayton said. “I think that part of it is experience. It’s not like training a different group of kids every year.” last_img read more

Dinner honors developer’s devotion to arts

first_img The Eliopuloses’ donation will go toward the foundation’s general goals, which include sponsoring events for children, subsidizing ticket prices for concerts of big-name performers, and updating theater equipment. The Eliopuloses’ donation is the largest in the theater’s 14-year history and brings to nearly $2 million the amount of donations raised by the theater’s fundraising foundation since its creation. The Eliopulos family’s history in the region dates back to 1918, after five families led by patriarch Petros Eliopulos immigrated to America. The Eliopuloses found the Antelope Valley to be quite like their home village of Kapsia in Greece: an agricultural valley surrounded by mountains. The family continued the successful farming ventures it had begun in Greece. In the 1960s, John P. Eliopulos began a real estate development company. His son Andrew is now president of J.P. Eliopulos Builders/Developers. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 Added daughter Janet Eliopulos Anderson: “It’s been very emotional for me tonight. I feel my dad all around me … I never met a man who was so proud of where he was from.” Also present for the honor were son Andrew Eliopulos, a real estate developer himself, daughter-in-law Rula and two grandchildren, 3-year-old Yianni (Greek for John, his grandfather’s name), and Marina, 1. About 90 local business people, civic leaders and friends attended the dinner, at which the family was praised as a role model for the valley. “They’re the kind of citizens that made Lancaster a great city,” Mayor Frank Roberts said. “They, among other families, helped build this valley into what it is today,” said Lou Bozigian, chairman of the theater foundation. LANCASTER – John P. Eliopulos was remembered Thursday as a businessman who loved his family and his hometown at a dinner hosted by the Lancaster Performing Arts Center Foundation. The dinner honoring the late real estate developer and investor took place in the Performing Arts Center’s J.P. Eliopulos Family Theater, newly renamed after a $150,000 donation from the Eliopulos family. “John loved this city,” his widow, Georgia, said. “He loved Lancaster. He was so proud to be a part of it.” Eliopulos died seven years ago. last_img read more

GAA NEWS: NAOMH MUIRE DELEGATION WILL ATTEND COACHING DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE THIS WEEKEND

first_imgNaomh Muire GAA News:An LottoNíor bhain duine ar bith lotto na seachtaine seo. Is iad na huimhreacha a tháinig amach ná 2, 4, 8 agus 11.Bhí trí uimhir ag na daoine seo leanas: Shane Minnock, Rann na Mónadh. Patrick McGinley, Mín na Craobha, Kevin McGowan, The Cope, Ita Ní Dhomhnaill, Rann na Feirste agus K.Doogan, Anagaire.Beidh €3320 sa phota an tseachtain seo chugainn.Membership: The club will hold a membership registration night on Thursday 19th Ferbruary at 6:30 in the clubhouse.Please note that only paid up members can be considered for tickets in the event of all ticket county games. Membership is also a must for anyone playing for the club as anyone who is not registered cannot play. A delegation from the club will be attending the Coaching Development Conference which is being held in Cookstown this Saturday, Feb 21stBord na nÓg U-8 and U-10 training will begin in the banks on Saturday the 7th of March at 10 o’ clock. Players are asked to bring gum shields and a bottle of water. All players must be registered with the club beforehand.  GAA NEWS: NAOMH MUIRE DELEGATION WILL ATTEND COACHING DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE THIS WEEKEND was last modified: February 17th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAANAOMH MUIRENoticesSportlast_img read more

Women’s Tennis Opens Home Slate On Friday

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s tennis team is set for a busy weekend as the Bulldogs host Nebraska-Omaha and North Dakota on Friday and Iowa State on Sunday. This weekend is the first three of 15 home matches for Drake. Last year, the Bulldogs were nearly unbeatable at home as they posted a 14-1 record at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. In the Bulldogs’ last time out, they opened the season with a tough road loss to Kansas on Jan. 18. All three teams, Drake, Omaha and UND, will be looking for their first win of the season. Omaha also opened its season with a road loss to Kansas on Jan. 18. North Dakota has a 0-2 record, falling to Northern Illinois and Minnesota in its opening weekend. Iowa State will play Omaha and UND on Saturday before taking on the Bulldogs. The Cyclones enter the weekend 1-1 with a victory over Division II Flagler on Jan. 10. The Bulldogs will host UW-Green Bay and Creighton on Saturday, Feb. 6 Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Missing Pet: Do you know where Shadow is?

first_imgA dog has gone missing in Rathmullan and her owners are anxious to see her returned home safely.Shadow is a 6-year-old Bernese Mountain dog. She went missing in the Carradoan area of Rathmullan yesterday (Sunday 16th July) at around 11am.If you have seen Shadow or know any information, please call Hugh on 0866037776.  Missing Pet: Do you know where Shadow is? was last modified: July 17th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:DOGmissingpetRathmullanshadowlast_img read more

Dr. Harry Edwards joins growing boycott of San Francisco Giants

first_imgOne of the most respected civil rights activists in the country has joined a growing number of people who have vowed to publicly boycott the San Francisco Giants.Dr. Harry Edwards announced Sunday he is supporting Oakland-based civil rights attorney John Burris in calling for a “total boycott” of the Giants after public election filings revealed one of the team’s owners, Charles B. Johnson, donated the maximum $2,700 to the campaign of Cindy Hyde-Smith, a Republican U.S. Senator from …last_img read more

Cleaner energy means more jobs: Patel

first_img21 May 2010Moving to cleaner energy sources holds enormous opportunities for South Africa’s economy, Economic Development Minister Ibrahim Patel said during the Green Economy Summit in Johannesburg this week.Speaking on the sidelines of the three-day event at the Sandton Convention Centre, Patel said in order to address huge unemployment challenges in the country, South Africa had a responsibility to explore innovative ways of growing the economy.“[The] green economy gives us an opportunity to achieve our economic development goals, and it’s something we have to explore,” Patel said.Job creationHe said organisations like the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) were ready to finance entrepreneurs who were willing to enter the “green” economy.The IDC has began to calculate the potential size of the green economy, and Patel said preliminary research covering areas such as solar bio-fuels showed that almost 300 000 jobs could be created by the industry in the next few years.Patel said South Africa would be learning from countries where the move to a green economy had led to massive job creation.The green economy sector has attracted more than US$17-billion in China, and more than 1.2-million people are currently employed in the sector. Germany has managed to create about 200 000 jobs using throughput technologies aimed at reducing carbon emissions.Responsible miningSouth Africa’s mining industry has also committed to achieving green economy objectives by promoting “responsible” mining that does not leave behind negative environmental impacts.“I firmly believe that this new approach is a global imperative, not only for sustainable mining but also for sustainable development in general,” said Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu.Shabangu said old mining technologies and outdated mindsets towards labour issues had created unnecessary and painful social consequences and environmental damage.“To avoid these preventable outcomes, we have embarked upon a process of multi-stakeholder engagement involving all role players in our mining sector,” she said.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Tech and Film: 7 Innovations Changing the Industry

first_imgThese 7 technologies are poised to reshape the film industry.What a time to be alive! Digital cameras are getting smaller, cheaper, and more powerful by the day. Our phones are turning from point-and-shoot cameras into 360-degree experiential recording devices, and smart folks in secret rooms are dreaming up new ways to push the film industry forward in ways we can only describe as pure science fiction.Autonomous drones, dual camera virtual reality, computers learning to edit nuanced scenes, and 3D printing gear all top our latest innovative trends list, which is sure to capture your imagination (and, eventually, your pocketbook).Let’s look at these seven technological innovations changing the film industry and how they may be helping you with your video projects before you know it.Autonomous DronesYes, yes there are autonomous drones out there on the market already, but today’s “autonomous” offerings are just sensational beginnings to what fully autonomous drones are going to be able to do. We’re talking about sentient drones with built-in knowledge and algorithms on everything from filmmaking techniques (shot sizes, viewing angles, and screen position) to corrective obstacle avoidance and open source technology for developing the drone cinematographers of the future.You can read more about autonomous drone technology here or from the developers at MIT.4k+ 3D TechnologyAs you can see in our comprehensive coverage of this year’s NAB convention, virtual reality (or VR as we like to say in the biz) may be the brightest star in the future-tech galaxy. One shining example would be Lucid VR’s LucidCam, which is touted as the “first and only 4K 3D VR live production camera” — you can read more here. Not to be outdone is Google-supported Yi Technology’s Yi Halo (pictured above) 16-point 4k 3D action camera. This is as impressive as it is expensive (more here).For more on these NAB future tech offerings, check out the full post here.Smartphone Filmmaking GearTo some, the idea that there will come a day when entire feature films will be shot on iPhones seems like a dystopian concept. Yet, it’s already happened. Multiple times in fact. This raises a question: will the market and industry shift to accommodate those up-and-coming iPhone and smartphone filmmakers with new, cool and innovative gear and technologies? The answer, again, is it already has — just look at this round up of iPhone gimbals unveiled at NAB 2017.If you’re looking to dive into the iPhone filmmaking wormhole, here’s a great article on what the future will hold for the pocket-sized medium.Dual Camera VRThey say two eyes are better than one, right? So why wouldn’t this be true for virtual reality? The technonauts behind the ambitious Kickstarter project Two Eyes VR believe binocular 360 viewing and recording is truly the way of the future. It is, after all, how we experience the world day-in and day-out. You can check out more about how (and why) it works in these videos here, here and here. You can also fully check out, read up on, and potentially support the project on their Kickstarter page.For more future-focused and ambitious projects just launching their Kickstarter dreams, check out this round-up.Drone GogglesDrone goggles are, at the very least, the most futuristic-looking technological innovation on this list — and they are, indeed, a thing of the imminent future. DJI actually unveiled their current offering at NAB, which is on the market today. However, as we can see with some of the limitations of the current products (as well as look into what could be available), POV drone operation is just beginning to take off.Here’s the full write-up on DJI’s goggles from NAB.Algorithm EditingPerhaps the scariest technological innovation on the horizon, algorithmic editing technologies, like the software MIT researchers are developing, may very well replace human film and video editing jobs all together. Or, depending on how you look at it, the technology may just make editing much less tedious. Either way, the breakthroughs in facial recognition, automatic labeling, and idiom appliance are all frighteningly innovative parts of the futuristic “Computational Video Editing.”You can watch the technology in action and read up on the full program here.3D Printing Your Own GearThere will come a day when shipping gear across the world will be as archaic as dial-up internet, but until 3D printing reaches the next level of speed, quality, and affordability, we can only dream. That being said, for small and simple items like follow focuses, lens rings, tripod plates, and even clapboards (pictured above), 3D printing is fast-becoming a viable option.Here’s a list of 20 pieces of film gear you can 3D print today.What technological innovations are you looking forward to? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more

Antioxidants Could Increase Cancer Rates

first_imgMany people take vitamins such as A, E, and C thinking that their antioxidant properties will ward off cancer. But some clinical trials have suggested that such antioxidants, which sop up DNA-damaging molecules called free radicals, have the opposite effect and raise cancer risk in certain people. Now, in a provocative study that raises unsettling questions about the widespread use of vitamin supplements, Swedish researchers have showed that relatively low doses of antioxidants spur the growth of early lung tumors in cancer-prone mice, perhaps by hindering a well-known tumor suppressor gene.For the full story, see this week’s issue of Science.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more