View comments On Sunday, Adorador did just that.Adorador led the Lady Warriors with 23 points in their four-set win over listless Adamson University, 25-22, 20-25, 25-17, 25-18, to end their first round campaign at Mall of Asia Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“Coach Francis berated me for not being able to play on a high level, and I used that as an inspiration because he just wanted me to be better and get out of my comfort zone,” said Adorador in Filipino as UE notched its first win after a 0-6 start.“He wanted a better Shaya Adorador,” she added. UE captain Shaya Adorador. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the East head coach Francis Vicente issued his team captain Shaya Adorador a challenge, and that was to show the UAAP that she can roll with the best.“I hope she learns to become a better leader,” said Vicente. “She’s good but she doesn’t know it.”ADVERTISEMENT China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing MOST READ Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Inbee Park wins LPGA Singapore by 1 stroke with closing 64 LATEST STORIES 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezon Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely UE’s captain was averaging measly 9.5 points in her first six games and her 23-point output was her best performance this season by far.“I was getting ashamed because this wasn’t me, and I couldn’t live up to his expectations.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties
The special representative of the president of ECOWAS Commission to Liberia, Tunde O. Ajisomo, has disclosed his organization’s plan to work with member states and investors to assist in Liberia’s post-Ebola recovery agenda.Ambassador Ajisomo made the disclosure over the weekend at the Zumah Town sports stadium in Paynesville at the start of a football tournament, to mark the celebration of the 40th anniversary of ECOWAS.Mr. Ajisomo said ECOWAS will be working with many of its partners to support Liberia’s post-Ebola recovery plans, particularly in the areas of infrastructure and healthcare delivery which are cardinal to preventing any further outbreak in the country. “We need to revive the country’s health sector with huge investments. We can see that the government is concerned about addressing the issue of health and infrastructure and all partners are concerned and working on that also,” he explained.He noted that Liberia is on the right path of ensuring that its development projects delayed by the epidemic are on the way to recommencing, adding that only a good leadership can begin looking at those issues that are cardinal to development. “I am gratified to see Liberia making history after the resilient efforts of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, citizens and the partners in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus that stopped many of the country’s development activities including road construction and agriculture.He said the government had done a very good job in putting together a program which will help to address the post-Ebola recovery issues.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
1 Stefano Okaka Stefano Okaka believes he made the right choice in joining Anderlecht – despite interest from Watford. The 25-year-old is due to have a medical at the Belgian club on Tuesday after Sampdoria accepted a bid of £2m. Watford had previously been interested in the former Fulham striker, while Bologna had also made enquiries. However, the Italian, who has been capped once for his country, has now revealed he is off to Anderlecht.“I have chosen Anderlecht because I am here to win,” Okaka told Het Laatste Nieuws. “I will have the medical and I’ll explain the rest after I’ve signed the contract.”
METEOR SHOWER BY MARTINA GARDINERDONEGAL photographer Martina Gardiner was in the right place at the right time to catch this stunning picture of last night’s meteor shower.It may have been a bit miserable here – but Martina was on a Scottish island and got a great view.“Despite all the pessimistic forecasts we had a few hours of completely clear skies here on the Isle of Mull,” said Martina. “We all got to enjoy a bit of meteor watching around the cottage & then a couple of us headed off for a few more photos. Not only did we find this cute campervan on our beach but while taking a photo this huge fireball appeared. What’s the chances! Made our night!” MARTINA’S STUNNING PICTURE OF METEOR SHOWER was last modified: August 13th, 2013 by John2Share 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:MARTINA’S STUNNING PICTURE OF METEOR SHOWER
Impressive Wolves moved four points clear at the top of the Sky Bet Championship after cruising past limp Fulham. First-half goals from Romain Saiss and Leo Bonatini sealed a 2-0 win for the hosts to tighten their grip on the promotion race. Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo was linked with the Everton job this week but will see his side go into the international break top following an 11th win from 16 games. Slavisa Jokanovic’s Fulham, who reached the play-offs last season, never looked like recovering once Saiss headed Wolves in front.They remain 16th having won just four times this season and were deservedly beaten at Molineux with Wolves grabbing an early lead. Ruben Neves has already gone close before Saiss, recalled after suspension, glanced a fine header in at the near post from Barry Douglas’ ninth-minute corner. Diogo Jota then drilled across goal but Wolves escaped when John Ruddy dropped a free kick and Kevin McDonald poked over. But any Fulham hopes of a comeback ended when Bonatini’s 10th goal of the season doubled the hosts’ lead after 26 minutes. Ryan Sessegnon conceded a free-kick on the right and Douglas’ excellent driven delivery was glanced in by Bonatini, who has now scored in six straight league games.Fulham’s response was muted as, even if they did see more of the ball, they never used it quickly or efficiently enough to trouble Wolves. The hosts went hunting for more after the break and Bonatini prodded Ivan Cavaleiro’s neat pass wide before Floyd Ayite dragged Fulham’s best chance off target from 15 yards.But Wolves were denied a third after 66 minutes when David Button produced a splendid reflex save from Bonatini’s header and Jota failed to turn in the rebound. The hosts remained in control and Jota, Saiss and Bonatini all squandered fine chances to add to their lead with Bonatini planting a free header over with 17 minutes left. First-half goals from Romain Saiss and Leo Bonatini sealed victory 1
Manchester United are ‘a disgrace to English football’, according to a talkSPORT caller who was not impressed with Jose Mourinho’s negative tactics against Sevilla.The Red Devils were indebted to goalkeeper David de Gea for a string of wonderful saves which saw them leave Spain with a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their Champions League tie.MATCH REPORT: De Gea the hero as Mourinho’s men hold on for draw in Champions League last-16 clashMourinho’s side were criticised for another dull performance, despite fielding a team that boasted Alexis Sanchez, Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku, and after decent results for Man City, Liverpool, Tottenham and Chelsea in their last-16 ties, some have accused Man United of letting the side down.Harry the West Ham supporter was one football fan who wasn’t happy with United’s display, and he had his say on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast on Thursday. “When the first five teams of England went into the Champions League and you had some hard games for Tottenham against Juventus, Chelsea against Barcelona and Liverpool against Porto – all of those teams have come up against these big European clubs and have gone there to win their first leg.“…with the exception of Man United!“They didn’t even try to score a goal. It finishes 0-0 and Mourinho reckons it’s a good result? If Sevilla get one goal from a set piece at Old Trafford, they need to score two. It’s not going to happen.“It’s Mourinho’s pure and utter arrogance that he thinks he’s going to get through.“Man United are nothing more than a Europa league side.“They’re a disgrace to English football.”Tune into the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast ever weekday morning from 6am!
The landfills in Kya Sands and Panorama have been closed for a long time and did not form part of the feasibility study as they were considered to be uneconomical. “The flaring of methane gas reduces the amount of greenhouse gases emitted to the atmosphere and improves air quality.” Because it is now mandatory for cities to manage landfill gasses, flaring of methane gas will be undertaken irrespective of whether the site can generate electricity or not, Mathibeli said. “Although it is acknowledged that all landfills do generate leachate and landfill gas, the scientific quantification thereof is not available at the moment,” Mathibeli said. 4 September 2008 The municipality and ENER•G Joburg will share the profits resulting from the sale of carbon credits and electricity. “The primary aim is to harvest methane gas from landfill sites for the purpose of generating power and to generate carbon credits for trading,” Mathibeli said. Once the projects are under way, the air and water quality of the landfills will be closely monitored. “The successful bidder, ENER•G Joburg, will incur all costs relating to the development of the projects right up to the trading of carbon credits and power that would have been generated by then,” said the municipality’s director for waste services, Palesa Mathibeli. Public participation Johannesburg is about to embark on its first landfill-gas-to-energy projects, which will be the first notable Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project generating substantial carbon credits, which the metropolitan municipality can then use for trading. Flaring produces carbon dioxide, which is a far less harmful greenhouse gas, while methane is considered to be up to 21 times more noxious than carbon dioxide. The gas may also be used for other purposes, such as heating. The due diligences for the Linbro Park, Marie Louise, Robinson Deep, Goudkoppies and Ennerdale landfills were concluded in March this year, proving that all the sites have enough potential quantities of landfill gas to generate electricity. Source: City of Johannesburg Landfill-gas-to-energy CDM projects will be initiated at all five sites, and a consortium headed by ENER•G Systems Joburg has since been appointed by the municipality to take the process forward. Leachate is a liquid that forms when water comes into contact with landfill waste and consists of various contaminants. It has a strong, offensive odour and is yellow-orange in colour. Gas can be harvested while a landfill is still operational and for up to 50 years after closing the site. Once a landfill has been closed, it will be rehabilitated in line with the end-use closure permit. It could become anything from a new park to a cricket pitch or a golf course. The sites can produce as much as 20 to 25 megawatts of electricity for about 15 to 20 years, but the rate of gas production is dependent on a number of variables, including the age and composition of the waste, the temperature and moisture content of each site, and the design and operation of the site, among others. Using the gas Before the projects can begin, however, the municipality needs to complete environmental impact studies, which include public participation processes. Except for Linbro Park which was closed in 2006, the sites are still operational. Studies have proven that operating sites yield more landfill gas than closed ones. The landfills earmarked for the projects are at Houthammer Road, Devland; Marlboro Drive, Sandton; Dobsonville Road, Roodepoort; Turffontein Road, Turffontein; and Old Lawley Road, Lawley. “This is not only a requirement from the national and provincial government, but also a requirement by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change,” said Mathibeli.
Watching Yahoo’s decline is rather sad. If you take any pleasure watching it, you must’ve enjoyed a weak kid getting beat up by a couple of bullies in the schoolyard. Yahoo’s decline is the result of nothing more or less than creative destruction. Meeting that challenge head-on is incredibly tough. Very, very few companies make the transition. IBM, led by Lou Gerstner, met the challenge of the PC era in his epic turnaround (described in the book Who Says Elephants Can’t Dance). Microsoft has struggled mightily to remain relevant in the Web era and they are as smart and driven as it gets. What’s so incredible is seeing the speed of these transitions – to see a big successful Web start-up like Yahoo marginalized by technology shifts.The companies that faded from view in earlier transitions are far too numerous to mention. Most of them suffered from the boiling frog problem. They never hit a crisis that forced fundamental change. They were profitable and had plenty of cash reserves. Customers (not all but enough) loved them. The problem was always “too little, too late”. Faced with creative destruction, a radical strategy is usually needed, something that looks almost crazy and high risk. It also has to be really simple to understand, so that employees, investors, partners and clients can understand.FWIW, here is my unsolicited advice to the Yahoo Board:* Jerry Yang has to go. He is too associated with the past. Radical turnarounds need a new leader. His 1.0 act was brilliant and he can enjoy the financial fruits of that. His post Semel 2.0 act was dismal.* Nix both the Google and the Microsoft deals in a way that it is clear they mean it. Signal an independent path. So what if investors dump your shares? Another investor will buy. This happens all the time, it is just “noise on the line”.* Understand what happened, without any rose-tinted glasses. Basically Yahoo is not a player in the two major shifts – search and social. It is still very good at Web 1.0 and that still makes a lot of money, but Yahoo missed both of the big transitions. * Come up with a simple strategy that everybody can rally around.Here is my attempt at a simple strategy for Yahoo:1. Re-energise the current core money-makers.2. Disrupt the current leaders with a new proposition for developers.The first is not really a new strategy, it is just better execution. When Lou Gerstner took over IBM he got a lot of flack for saying something like “the last thing IBM needs right now is a new vision”. What he realized was that the company simply needed better execution and that was not simple to do, it required a massive cultural shift internally. The same is true for Yahoo today. Re-energizing the current core money-makers is possible if Yahoo accepts that there is really very little synergy at the end user level. People use different services because they work for them at the time, there is no lock-in at all. Recognizing this would mean managing these lines of business more like a Private Equity Fund manages a portfolio of companies:* Lots of autonomy for managers* Ways for managers to make a ton of money if they perform (more than the CEO)* No mandate to use any other part of Yahoo – can use external resources if that is better. Synergy is loosely coupled and voluntary* Very low corporate overheadThis model will work well for current lines of business as well as new acquisitions. There are plenty of start-ups looking for an exit that has public stock, but will give them autonomy to perform.The second part (disrupting current leaders with a new proposition for developers) should not be unveiled until there is something substantive. Yahoo has an opportunity to take a leaf out of Amazon’s AWS book, but go a lot further. Yahoo can open up all their search, content, communication and community services to developers via well-defined interfaces. If they do this really radically, Yahoo could lead the next wave of the “programmable web” or the “web operating system”. This has to be radical. More “too little, too late” won’t work. Radical means:1 Simple pricing. This is where Amazon did well. A start-up can understand how to build their costs into a plan.2 Cost plus pricing. This is again where Amazon did it right. They look at it like a retail “I buy infrastructure at $x and sell it at $x plus y%”. Nothing wrong with that model at scale.3 Loosely coupled. You can use just the services you want. But you end up using lots of services as it is simply easier to integrate than something else and the price is right.Yahoo has lots more to offer than Amazon. Nor do Yahoo need to worry about cannibalizing their core e-commerce business (which does constrain what Amazon is willing to offer).This developer offering has some risks. Theoretically, any start-up can compete with Yahoo’s existing cash cows, using Yahoo’s own assets. In practice a) start-ups will tend to focus on new markets and b) start-ups can compete with Yahoo anyway, with or without their help.Yahoo can score four ways with a really open suite of services for developers:1. They make money immediately from fees for the services.2. They empower start-ups to compete with Google and Facebook.3. They become exciting again, getting talent back on board.4. They get a steady flow of acquisitions with zero integration cost. Yahoo has occasionally done things that excite developers, such as Delicious, Pipes and SearchMonkey. They need to take that to a much higher level and offer everything they have via interfaces and promote that like crazy. That is how Microsoft won the PC era. With the right leader, Yahoo could still do this in the Web era. 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Bandicoot is a new set-based programming language. According to the project site: “The language is similar to general purpose programming languages where you write functions/methods and access data through variables. Though, in Bandicoot, you always manipulate data in sets using a small set-based algebra (the relational algebra).”Other set-based programming languages include SETL and Claire.Bandicoot is open source under the Apache License. Here’s an example book manager written in Bandicoot, from the project site:Bandicoot was build by Ostap Cherkashin and Julius Chrobak with the goal to “promote the relational model (more than any other SQL-like databases do).” They encourage everyone to read Edgar Codd, who’s work on the relational model that inspired relational database systems and SQL. How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Tags:#hack#Tools klint finley Why You Love Online Quizzes Related Posts Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid
(Missourinet) The USDA’s Deputy Undersecretary for Research says the transfer of two research agencies to Kansas City is complete and hiring is underway. Scott Hutchins testified at a hearing this morning in Washington, D.C. before the U.S. House Ag subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research.“Be assured that we are committed to both ERS and NIFA and will thrive in their new location and continue their service to U.S. agriculture,” says Hutchins.He addressed the loss of employees who elected not to move to Kansas City.“While it’s true that we have lost some excellent talent in both of those agencies, we have every confidence that we’ll be able to replace that,” says Hutchins.West-central Missouri Republican Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler agreed.“Being in the Heartland, we are very excited about this move and concur with you that we have the personnel that will be able to fill these positions,” says Hartzler.He says being close to the agencies’ stakeholders is really important.“Our farmers and ranchers support it,” says Hartzler. “I represent the University of Missouri and we are co-hosting a jobs fair there with you in November.”Hutchins says the Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food and Agriculture employees who have moved are happy with the region because of lower housing prices and less commute times. Hutchins says the $300 million in cost savings from the move will be reinvested into the agencies. One-third of ERS employees will remain in Washington.