Lady Bulldogs zoom to 3rd straight win

first_imgThe Lady Bulldogs streaked to their third straight win while the Lady Warriors are at the bottom with a 0-3 card.After going back and forth against the Lady Warriors and trailing, 10-11, midway through the fourth set, the Lady Bulldogs went on a 13-2 run to take a 23-13 lead, with Aiko Urdas finishing it off with a through-the-block kill.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutNU head coach Babes Castillo said they had a good win, but after seeing his team falter in the second set he knew his players could do better.“The win earlier was a good win, but it was not a good performance,” said Castillo in Filipino. “I told them to forget about the second set and let’s move on, it’s already marked on the card.” Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting National University recovered from a dismal second set to beat University of the East, 25-15, 18-25, 25-23, 25-19, and stay undefeated in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Lady Eagles tied the Tigresses at 1-2.UST suffered a double whammy when it lost libero Rica Rivera to a right knee injury in the first set. Assistant coach Mark Alfafara said the initial assessment was a torn meniscus. —BONG LOZADA, INQUIRER.NET “My players’ captain responded on the dot on what the situation needed and the team will go with the captain,” Castillo said, referring to Jaja Santiago.When NU committed four straight errors that allowed UE to trim the deficit to six in the fourth set, 23-17, it was Santiago who stopped the Lady Warriors’ fun with a well-placed kill that put the Lady Bulldogs on match point, 24-17.Santiago led the Lady Bulldogs’ charge with 23 points while Roselyn Doria added 12 points.Shaya Adorador and May Ann Mendrez led UE with 11 points apiece.In the other match, Ateneo notched its first win after taking down University of Santo Tomas, 16-25, 25-22, 25-22, 25-23.ADVERTISEMENT View comments NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Read Next Last-ditch stand by PBA underdogs Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City AFP official booed out of forumlast_img read more

Kingston Wharves Limited Undertaking $100M Drainage Upgrade

first_imgKingston Wharves Limited (KWL) will be fast-tracking the $100-million upgrade of its drainage system, which is slated to begin in mid-January 2019.Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Grantley Stephenson, advised that a collapsed drain and heavy rainfall in October, which flooded several roads in the vicinity of KWL, prompted the entity’s decision.“We have taken the decision to go ahead with it immediately. We want it completed before we get to the next rainy season, because we cannot endure another (spate of flooding) like we did several weeks ago,” he said.Mr. Stephenson was speaking to JIS News after accompanying Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Daryl Vaz, on a tour of several areas in the vicinity of KWL and the Kingston Port, where activities are being streamlined to facilitate more seamless business operations, on Monday (December 3).Mr. Vaz indicated that the National Works Agency (NWA) will be assisting KWL in its efforts, in order to prevent further flooding of the entity’s property.“More than that, the NWA is conducting a complete drainage plan for the total area, which includes the Tinson Pen (Aerodrome) and surrounding areas. It will take some time (to complete), but KWL should be finished in the first half of next year,” he said.The work is consistent with an undertaking from Local Government and Community Development Minister, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, in October to take steps to improve the overall drainage system along Marcus Garvey Drive by constructing a structure with features similar to the Sandy Gully.Kingston Mayor, Senator Councillor, Delroy Williams, has also welcomed and expressed satisfaction with KWL’s plans.last_img read more

BAHAMAS Standards are a WinWin for All Sectors of Society

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 1, 2017 – Nassau – Secretary General of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Mr. Sergio Mujica was in the country on Friday, October 27 for a one-day seminar sponsored by the Bahamas Bureau of Standards and Quality (BBSQ).Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration, the Hon. Brent Symonette delivered welcome remarks and said that the government welcomes the concept of standardization and is cognizant of its importance in meeting international compliance.“We must find ways to diversify our economy and we can only compete effectively if we have standards that are accepted worldwide,” said Minister Symonette.   “Currently, the Ministry of Financial Services is moving forward with World Trade Organization (WTO) and the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) to advance trade.”Also in attendance was Acting Minister of Labour, the Hon. Elsworth Johnson, who delivered brief remarks.  Keynote speaker, Mr. Sergio Mujica, expressed his appreciation of being in the Bahamas and embarked on discussing the important role that standards play in a country.  He told attendees that standards affect every facet of society.“Standards are everywhere and affect every aspect of our daily lives, “ said Mr. Mujica. “They are an essential component of the economic and social development of our communities.”Giving an overview of standards and their benefits to several tiers of a society, Mr. Mujica said that standards are beneficial to businesses, consumers, policy makers, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and industries including tourism and agriculture.   He said that benefits include an increase in customer satisfaction; access to new markets; high degree of acceptance of products and services; environmental sustainability; reduction in costs; and improvement in the quality of tourism and agriculture products.DCIM101GOPROThe International Organization for Standardization is an international standard setting body composed of representatives from various national standards organizations.The organization was founded on 23 February 1947 and promotes worldwide proprietary, industrial and commercial standards.   It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, and as of March 2017 works in 162 countries, covering approximately 97 percent of the world’s population.By: Betty Vedrine (BIS)Photo caption:  Secretary General of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Sergio Mujica addressing one-day seminar sponsored by the Bahamas Bureau of Standards and Quality (BBSQ), October 27, 2017.(BIS Photos/Kristaan Ingraham)last_img read more

Road crashes kill 5

first_imgAt least five people were killed in separate road accidents in Noakhali and Thakurgaon districts on Sunday, reports UNB.In Noakhali, two people died while another injured in a head-on a collision between a bus and a CNG-run auto-rickshaw on Laksam-Sonaimuri road at Rampur in Sonaimuri upazila in the morning.The deceased are CNG driver Rakib, 25, son of Ruhul Amin, Mizan, 31, and his brother Belal, 39, son of Bachchu Mia of Kathalia village in the upazila.Quoting locals, Abdullah-Al Masum, additional superintendent of police in Sonaimuri-Chatkhali Circle, said the accident took place when a Noakhali-bound bus collided head-on with a CNG-run auto-rickshaw around 10:00am, leaving the trio dead on the spot and one injured.On information, police recovered the bodies and took injured Abul, 29, to Noakhali General Hospital, the official added.In Thakurgaon, two motorcyclists –Faruk and Kausar of Parpugi village in sadar upzila — died on the spot in a head-on collision between a minibus and a motorcycle at Mathurapur in upazila sarad.The accident took place when the minibus hit the motorcycle around 3:00pm leaving two motorcyclists dead on the spot and injuring one, witnesses said.Locals rushed inured Robiul of the same village to Thakurgaon Sadar Modern Hospital, said Abdul Latif Mia, officer-in-charge of Thakurgaon Sadar police station.last_img read more

Texas Legislators Propose Raising The Age To Buy Tobacco

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen 00:00 /01:13 X Share Two Houston law makers want to prohibit anyone under the age of 21 from purchasing cigarettes or other tobacco products.Richmond Republican representative, John Zerwas is the author of House Bill 1908, and feels passionate about the issue.“It kills 28,000 people in Texas every year, and more than 480,000 nationwide,” says Zerwas. “And nearly half a million Texas kids alive no will ultimately die prematurely from smoking if the current trends continue.”Doctor Ernest Hawk is the head of cancer prevention at MD Anderson Cancer center.Doctor Hawk stated that the proposed legislation could reduce respiratory infections, asthmatic attacks, and low birth weight pregnancies.“So a whole host of near term benefits from such a policy,” says Hawk.The second bill proposed is Senate Bill 910 by Senator Joan Huffman of Houston.She wants this legislation to pass so that Texas can set an example for the rest of the country.“I really believe that if we do it other states will follow, and so that’s why it’s so important for Texas to lead on this issue,” says Huffman.Both legislators are also concerned with the effect tobacco has on the healthcare system.They say it adds 8.8 billion dollars annually to the Texas health care bill.last_img read more

Scientists design Maglev car with greater stability

first_img The war on Southern California smog is slipping. Fixing it is a $14 billion problem Citation: Scientists design Maglev car with greater stability (2006, June 2) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Since the late ‘60s, scientists have been designing, building and operating “flying trains,” or magnetically levitated (“Maglev”) systems. However, the sci-fi-like technology still faces challenges for increased stability, controllability and cost-effectiveness – but scientists are making steady improvements. Maglev trains, which use the electromagnetic force to overcome gravity, have intrigued scientists for the past several decades. Levitating several centimeters above the track, the train cars have no physical contact and no friction with the track, enabling speeds of more than 400 mph. Implementing Maglevs into urban areas – or even across the country – could make a five-hour drive a smooth 40-minute ride, as well as reinvent the world’s infrastructure.The first operating low-speed Maglev systems, built in England and Germany in the mid-‘80s, are no longer in existence. However, the newest 300-mph system built in 2002 in Shanghai, China has revived political and consumer interest in the technology, despite current large construction costs. Although the city plans to extend the 18-mile track to 100 miles for the World Expo in 2010, the technology must become more economically viable with proven safety for mainstream adoption.As part of the investigation, a team of scientists (W. Yang et al.) from China has recently designed and built a new model for a Maglev car that could offer significant stability advantages over current technology. The scientists used specially fabricated high temperature superconductors (HTSC) for the cars and permanent magnets for the tracks, which demonstrate a higher levitation force and greater stability than when permanent magnets are used on both the track and car. Although the car models are only about 12 cm long and 4 cm wide, they demonstrated frictionless, stable movement across the 10-meter-long track.“The arrangement of the magnets made it easy to get a uniform magnetic field distribution along the length of the track,” wrote W. Yang et al. in a recent issue of Superconductor Science and Technology. “The model can be used [for] a fast transportation system to students and adults.”In the HTSC model, the cars are propelled by a combination of linear motors on the tracks and aluminum rotors on the cars. Photoelectric switches near the linear motors save energy by ensuring that the motors work only when the car is traveling through them.The HTSC model’s large magnetic fields across the track also provide a strong guidance force and good magnetic distribution that prohibits the cars from escaping the track. Because this magnetic configuration provides a large dragging force, it also eliminates the need for any exterior stability control.Using liquid nitrogen to cool the HTSCs to -196 degrees C, the scientists investigated different cooling methods to optimize the levitation and guidance forces. The team found that a field cooled process, which cools the magnets inside the car after the car is on the track, provides significant stability, but also requires further investigation.Citation: Yang, W. M., et al. A small Maglev car model using YBCO bulk superconductors. Superconductor Science and Technology. 19 (2006) S537-S539.By Lisa Zyga, Copyright 2006 All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Explore further Scientists have fabricated Maglev car models using high temperature superconducting technology, which could increase stability and inspire further developments to confront Maglev challenges. Photo credit: Wanmin Yang et al. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

WBHC organises seminar on heritage preservation

first_imgKolkata: The West Bengal Heritage Commission organised a seminar on ‘Heritage Conservation’ to create awareness amongst people and professionals belonging to different fields for the preservation and reconstruction of heritage buildings and sites on Monday to celebrate the World Heritage day.The seminar was presided over by the Chairman of WBHC, Shuvaprasanna and consultants of different departments. Experts from the Conservation Architect and Heritage also delivered speeches to address Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsthe matter.After Heritage Commission was set up in 2001, the main aim of the body was to preserve the heritage sites and buildings as a mere respect towards them and also as a contribution towards the economy of the country. Due to public negligence towards heritage sites and the destruction of the same, a need for awareness has cropped up.Suvaprasanna said the financial crunch makes it difficult for the Commission to work on reconstruction. He further said they are in dire need of engineers and qualified people. Srikumar Bhattacharya, senior engineer of PWD assured Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedhelp from the department and the establishment of a proper cooperation cell for the preservation of Heritage buildings. WBHC officials have also requested educational institutions to make their students aware of the problems and teach them to become more equipped in this field.Sujata Sen, a WBHC official said: “Awareness is only the starting point.”Through this seminar, WBHC pushes people to preserve their culture and heritage to the best of their abilities,” she added.last_img read more

Agashe launches 11 exclusive designers this Diwali

first_imgAgashe – A multibrand prét store has made its space in most of the Delhi shoppers’ list post its March launch. The store has already seen a lot of glam from its launch to stocking names like Dhruv Kapoor, Pallavi Mohan, HUEMN, Sid Tytler, Chola and more.This festive season – Diwali being their first season – they out did themselves yet again by launching the collection of not just a couple but 11 new designers. Sheena Agarwaal, the curator and owner behind the ingenious concept marvelled her onlookers by handpicking and showcasing collections of Nachiket Barve, ILK, Zoraya, Pooja Shroff, Roshni Chopra, Rajat Tangri, Kashmiraa, Ruceru, Poshpride, Fooljhadhi and Duet Luxury. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe store bedazzled with the latest works of these craft-masters from fusion-wear to chic silhouettes to gold jewellery, there was a perfect amalgamation of style and tradition to floor any fashionista this Diwali season. The launch embarked the initiation of the festive season with cheer, fullness and bright colourful spirits.Seen shopping to their hearts’ desires were many of Delhi’s beloved! Fashion blended with tradition, Agashe yet again showcased style via modern prét and Indian fusion to floor its special clientele.  Agashe is a ready-to-wear multi-brand prét store launched by Sheena Agarwal utilizing sexy silhouettes with a contemporary approach. The collection is designed for women who appreciate finely crafted garments that are both luxurious and unique. Agashe, conveniently located between Delhi and Gurgaon brings timeless garments of prét designers from different parts of India under one big roof.last_img read more

Uber Faces Lawsuit Over Drivers Allegedly Discriminating Against Blind Passengers

first_img Listen Now Problem Solvers with Jason Feifer Hear from business owners and CEOs who went through a crippling business problem and came out the other side bigger and stronger. 2 min readcenter_img September 11, 2014 The ultra-popular, rapidly expanding ride-hailing service Uber was hit with a lawsuit last week alleging that its drivers had discriminated against blind passengers and mistreated their guide dogs.The complaint, filed on behalf of the California Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind on Tuesday, alleges that in at least 30 separate instances, visually impaired members with guide dogs have been refused service. The complaint argues that the behavior of Uber X drivers violates both California state law and basic rights of equal access guaranteed under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act, passed more than two decades ago.Related: Look Out, Uber: A Ride-Sharing Service in NYC Is Peddling $10 Flat RatesOne plaintiff, Leena Dawes, said she had an UberX driver “forced” her guide dog into the closed trunk of the sedan. Allegedly, Dawes “pleaded” the driver to stop driving so she could get her dog, but the driver refused to pull over, according to the report.The alleged cases of discrimination all involve Uber’s UberX service. The service, which the complaint praises as “highly cost-effective and widely available,” uses a mobile app to connect unprofessional drivers with passengers.The plaintiff for the lawsuit is Michael Hingson, a member of the National Federation of the blind in California. He is a public speaker and author who has used a guide dog for decades.Related: Uber Says It Will Continue Service in Germany Despite BanUber says that any drivers who are proven to be guilty of the actions alleged in the complaint will be removed from the service. “The Uber app is built to expand access to transportation options for all, including users with visual impairments and other disabilities,” the company said in an emailed statement. “It is Uber’s policy that any driver partner that refuses to transport a service animal will be deactivated from the Uber platform.”Uber does have functionality within its app for the visually impaired. For example, the Uber app works with VoiceOver, an Apple technology that reads out loud what a user is touching on the screen.Related: Uber Hires Former Obama Campaign Manager to Battle the ‘Big Taxi Cartel’last_img read more

Disney Cruise Line to sail more ships from Galveston

first_imgDisney Cruise Line to sail more ships from Galveston << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Disney Cruise Line, Galveston, New Sailings GALVESTON — Galveston can expect to see double the number of Disney cruises sailing from the city on the Gulf of Mexico over the next five years, according to port officials.The Port of Galveston announced Thursday that Disney cruise Line will expand the numbers of trips it offers from the city to 26 cruises a year by 2023, the Galveston County Daily News reported. The agreement guarantees the company will operate out of Galveston for the next 10 years.The deal comes a month after the port announced plans to develop a new $85 million cruise terminal with Miami-based Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.Disney cruises will get some of the open slots when the new terminal is completed in 2021, said Rodger Rees, the port’s director.“They wanted to be first in line to get the options for the space we have,” Rees said.Last year, Disney Cruise Line sailed 12 cruises from Galveston to destinations such as the Cayman Islands, Mexico, Jamaica and Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, Rees said. The company’s five-year contract with the port was set to expire this year, he said.More news:  Help Princess Cruises break the world record for largest vow renewal at sea“As we plan to expand our fleet and introduce new experiences and entertainment aboard our ships, we couldn’t be more excited to extend our commitment with the Port of Galveston,” said Jeff Vahle, president of Disney Signature Experiences.Rees said the port’s new terminal could lead to a similar deal being made with another cruise line in the near future.“As soon as that deal was announced, it put Galveston on the map as far as the cruise lines are concerned,” Rees said. “We’ve had a lot more interest now that they’ve seen Royal is getting ready to invest a lot more money in this community.” Monday, January 21, 2019 By: The Associated Press Sharelast_img read more