Orange County expands California’s zero-emission footprint

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Castro absence not an excuse for loss, says Reyes

first_imgAzkals’ heart Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND “I don’t know what Jayson is feeling right now, so I guess it’s up to him when he feels ready.  It’s only him who knows what’s happening with his body, so he told me after two games, he’ll be ready,” he said.“He just started practicing again, maybe a couple of practice. We can’t rely on Jayson to save our season. Everybody from the team, we have to do our part to make this conference a successful one.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine We are young Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town PH among economies most vulnerable to virus 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes TNT’s Ranidel de Ocampo. PBA IMAGESNot even the absence of Jayson Castro could pass as a viable excuse for TNT coach Josh Reyes following the KaTropa’s opening-game loss to Rain or Shine on Wednesday night.Reyes, who acted as a temporary head coach for TNT with Nash Racela tied up with Far Eastern University, said not having Castro was not the reason why the KaTropa dropped a 101-87 decision to the Elasto Painters.ADVERTISEMENT EDITORS’ PICK Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH MOST READ “It’s really an adjustment. Everybody is used to playing with Jayson, but it shouldn’t be an excuse for everybody including myself,” said Reyes.“We should’ve done a better job defensively because I felt that if we could’ve made enough stops, enough defensive rebounds, the result could be different.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentThe 30-year-old Castro is taking a much-needed rest after playing nonstop starting from his national team duties in 2013 up to the 2016 Governors’ Cup semifinals where TNT lost to Meralco in five games early last month.According to Reyes, Castro, who is also expected to miss TNT’s game against Barangay Ginebra on Sunday, is set to make his season debut on Dec. 2 against Blackwater. Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 View commentslast_img read more

Supplier of Disney toys criticized

first_imgAbout a dozen activists demonstrated outside Hong Kong Disneyland on Tuesday night to protest alleged labor abuses at the Tianyu factory.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 MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Alannah Goss, spokeswoman for Burbank-based Walt Disney Co. (Asia Pacific) Ltd., confirmed that Tianyu Toys supplied goods to some of its licensees, but declined to give specific details or comment on the allegations. “The Walt Disney Company and its affiliates deal with claims of unfair labor practices very seriously, and investigates all allegations thoroughly,” she said in an e-mail response to The Associated Press. Tianyu’s general manager rejected the allegations of labor violations, but would not reveal details about staff wages. “I don’t want to comment in detail. Our factory strictly adheres to local labor regulations. I’m the general manager here and I haven’t heard any of our workers complaining about the factory,” Man Wong said. The activist group previously has accused factories in southern China that are churning out goods for Disney and other global brands of overworking laborers and skimping on pay and benefits. HONG KONG – Hundreds of people are making stuffed Walt Disney toys at a factory in southern China up to 16 hours a day with only a few days off a month, a Hong Kong-based labor activist group said Wednesday. “During the peak season, before Christmas, workers at the factory start at 8 a.m. and don’t finish until midnight,” said Jenny Chan, an activist with the Hong Kong-based Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior. Chan said the Tianyu Toys factory in the southern Chinese city of Dongguan regularly holds back workers’ wages for up to 45 days, and paid overtime of 40 cents an hour, less than half the rate set by Chinese labor laws. She said this prompted a mass strike in September, but that management had only increased overtime pay to 47 cents an hour. last_img read more

Photo of the Week: Peony Garden, Nichols Arboretum

first_imgThe Peony Garden at Nichols Arboretum at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor is an amazing site in the spring and early summer when the nearly 800 peonies are in bloom. I love strolling through the garden, but somehow I’ve missed visiting the past couple years. When I stopped in at the garden last Friday evening, I was pleasantly surprised to see so many peonies in bloom. According to their website, only 50 percent of the flowers were in bloom, but it seemed to me it was closer to 80 or 90 percent.The Peony Garden dates back to early twentieth century when Dr. W. E. Upjohn, founder of Upjohn Pharmaceutical Company, donated peonies to the University of Michigan. The garden contains over 270 American, Canadian, and European varieties in the 27 beds, many of the peonies dating back to the nineteenth century. Each bed can contain 30 peonies. During peak bloom, close to 10,000 flowers are blooming.The oldest peony in the garden is Lady Emily, a light-pink peony which dates back to 1807. It’s been in the same place in the garden since 1927, when the garden opened.Peonies thrive in climates with harsh winters. Our extremely cold weather last winter and the heavy precipitation in both winter and spring led to increased growth this year, with larger blooms. And for the first time in over 80 years, all the peonies in the garden were staked with bamboo plants to support the large blooms. If you decide to visit the Peony Garden, be sure to check out their tour options, including web-based, self-guided, and drop-in tours. I liked the Famous Lady self-guided tour (PDF). Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedPhoto of the Week: Tree Peonies in BloomWith the warm weather over the past couple weeks in southeast Michigan, our gardens are filled with color from mid-to-late spring flowers, including gorgeous deep purple lilacs, brilliant orange poppies, and the soft pink of crabapple flowers. One of my favorite spring flowers in bloom is the peony, and there’s…In “Garden”Photo of the Week: Evening Stroll at the Peony GardenFor the past several years, I do my best to visit the Peony Garden at Nichols Arboretum on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor to see the blooming historic peonies. With 27 beds that can contain 30 peony bushes each, exploring the Peony Garden is one…In “Garden”Photo of the Week: Peonies in Bloom at Nichols ArboretumOh my, what a difference a week makes! This spring I’ve had the pleasure of visiting parks and nature areas on multiple consecutive weeks, and have had a time-lapse experience for spring bird migration and spring flowers. It’s been amazing! Last week I took a spring hike at Nichols Arboretum…In “Garden”last_img read more

A ‘disruptive’ technology: Sandile Ngcobo’s world-first digital laser

first_imgSandile Ngcobo at work testing the digital laser at the CSIR laboratory in Pretoria. (Image: Screengrab via YouTube)Breakthrough experimental work by University of KwaZulu-Natal scientist Sandile Ngcobo as part of his PhD research has led to the development of a world-first digital laser set to open up revolutionary new technologies for medicine, communications, manufacturing, product development and more.Ngcobo was a key part of the team at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s National Laser Centre that demonstrated that, instead of resorting to expensive optics or other special mediating devices to control the shape of the light coming out of a laser, laser beams can be digitally controlled from inside the laser device itself.Watch an eNCA documentary on Ngcobo’s research: Watch Ngcobo explaining his technology at TEDxSoweto 2013: First published on Media Club South Africa – Brand South Africa’s library of quality images and articles, available for freelast_img read more

Enabling Community and Patient-Centred Care Using Predictive Analytics

first_imgEmpowered citizens with access to Personal Health recordsActive patient monitoring for those with chronic diseasesHealth and drug advisory service providing evidence-based adviceThe clinician benefits too as 11 acute hospitals, 4 chronic hospitals, 4 mental health hospitals, 1,850 GPs and 820 pharmacies are connected using Oracle solutions to collaborate through the sharing and analysis of patient data. This is a fantastic example of interoperability in healthcare. (Download a PDF from Oracle for more information on the Project O-sarean).Intel helps Partners Deliver Predictive Analytics InnovationsHere at Intel we’ve been working with MimoCare to improve support for independent living with the Intel® Intelligent Gateway™. Through the use of sensors MimoCare technology will help the elderly remain safe living independently in their homes for longer. The use of analytics to identify normal patterns of behavior and predict events means that trigger alerts can be set at the family, friends and carers while the consolidation of aggregated data can help wider clinical research too. Read more on the great work of MimoCare and Intel’s role in the Internet of Things in Healthcare here.I think you’ll find a recent blog by my colleague, Malcolm Linington, interesting too – he takes a look at how GPC are innovating to help guide wound care specialists to deliver the most effective treatment plan possible, develop standardized assessment practices, enhances clinical-based decision-making and ultimately provides cost-savings by streamlining wound care procedures.I’m excited to share these stories with you as I feel we are only at the start of what is going to be a fantastic journey of using predictive analytics in healthcare. It would be great to hear about some of your examples so please do tweet us via @intelhealth or register and post a comment below.Find Claire Medd RGN BSc (Hons) on LinkedIn.Read More: There’s a lot of talk about Big Data in healthcare right now but for me the value of Big Data is not in the size of the data at all, the real value is in the analytics and what that can deliver to the patient. Healthcare reform is underpinned by a shift to value-based care where identifying best care, best treatment and best prognosis are all driven by business intelligence and business analytics.I want to share my thoughts on this in a little more detail from a presentation I gave at the NHS England Health and Care Innovation Expo in Manchester, where Intel and Oracle highlighted some of the great work happening around identifying healthcare needs using predictive analytics.Opportunities for Data Use in Healthcare are RichEverywhere I look in healthcare there seems to be an abundance of data, for example, it’s estimated that the average hospital generates 665TB of data annually. But it’s not just the volume of data that presents challenges, the variety of data means that the opportunities for its use are rich but often tempered by some 80 percent of that data being unstructured. Think X-rays, CT and 3D MRI scans as just one area where technology has vastly improved the quality of delivery of these services – but with a consequential exponential growth in resulting data.Does more data really bring better care though? I’d argue that it’s the analysis of data that holds the key to solving some of the big challenges faced by providers across the world rather than how much data can be captured or accessed. With that in mind Intel and Oracle are working to help providers integrate, store and analyse data in better ways to deliver improved patient outcomes, including: Enabling early intervention and preventionProviding care designed for the individualEnhancing access to the care for the underservedOur approach to developing solutions in this area encompasses several areas on the Big Data stack. There’s the core technology which covers the CPU’s, SSD, Flash, Fabrics, Networking and Security. And then there’s the investment in the Big Data platform which talks to the proliferation of Hadoop by making it easier to deploy. Finally, but no less important, are the analytics tools and utilities which help broaden analysis and accelerate application development.Oracle and Project O-sarean Empowers CitizensI’d like to highlight a couple of great examples where data sharing is helping to deliver active patient management. Oracle has played a part in the successful Project O-sarean in the Basque Country where the regional public healthcare system covers some 2.1m inhabitants with 80 percent of patient interactions related to chronic diseases. It has been predicted that by 2020 healthcare expenditure would need to double if systems and processes did not change. The results of this new multi-channel health service, powered by voluminous amounts of data, are impressive and include:center_img Internet of Things in Healthcare: MimoCare Case StudyIntel® RealSense™: 3D Wound Care with GPCIntel Health and Life Sciences: Sign up to our Newsletterlast_img read more

Bradley Beal’s 36-point night helps Wizards blow out Hawks

first_imgHotel management clarifies SEA Games footballers’ kikiam breakfast controversy Another case filed vs Cardema Beal drew Collins, a 6-foot-10 forward, out to guard him in the third quarter and quickly cut past him. Rookie point guard Trae Young closed in the lane too late as Beal drove for a layup and a 19-point lead.Beal took the ball to the rim often enough to get to the foul line and hit 10 of 13 free throws. The Wizards finished 27 for 32 at the line.“We have to play fast, and that was easier because we got stops defensively,” Beal said. “We were able to get out in transition and get some easy ones. We just continued to move the ball and share it.”The Hawks used a 45-point third, their highest-scoring quarter of the season, to pull within seven in the first minute of the fourth on Bazemore’s jumper.Young had a chance to make it a three-point game but missed a wild layup attempt at the 9:48 mark, and Tomas Satorsky followed with a 3-pointer to push the lead to eight.ADVERTISEMENT Fossil launches its newest generation smartwatch: The Gen 5 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Hawks: Host Denver on Saturday. 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 SEA Games: PH dancesport looking to sweep golds SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) passes as Atlanta Hawks forward DeAndre’ Bembry (95) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Atlanta. Washington won 131-117. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)ATLANTA — Bradley Beal could tell early in the first quarter that the rebuilding Atlanta Hawks had no answer for him.“Just being confident, just being aggressive,” he said. “Getting to the free throw line helped me out a lot. Being aggressive in that aspect. Just pretty much taking what they gave me.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Young, the fifth overall pick in this year’s draft, took a hard spill 30 seconds later as he tried to shoot a 3 at the top of the arc, falling into Austin Rivers on the way down and getting his feet knocked out. Young landed on his back and elbows and stayed down before getting up to make one of three free throws.“I didn’t even see what happened,” Young said. “I was just in the air and I fell. My arms were numb, and it was hard to move. I was pressing on my free throws, pushing the ball instead of shooting it.”Beal answered with a runner and hit a pair of free throws on the ensuing possession to push the lead back to double digits.“He’s so crafty,” Young said. “He showed that tonight. With John being out, they were able to use him a lot more.”Rivers started in Wall’s spot and had nine points, seven assists and seven rebounds.TIP-INSWizards: It was the first game Wall has missed this season. Knee problems sidelined him for 41 games last season. Washington coach Scott Brooks didn’t have an immediate timetable for Wall’s return. … F Jeff Green was sidelined with back issues for the second time in the last three games. … Beal has scored at least 20 points 18 times this season. … Rivers opened on the floor for the first time since starting 59 of his 61 games with the Los Angeles Clippers last season. … Wall didn’t play in a win last January in Atlanta, and the Wizards still posted 40 assists. Reserve guard Tim Frazier dished out 14 in that game.Hawks: Reserve G Jeremy Lin left with a lower back strain and didn’t return after playing four minutes. … Collins got his fourth double-double at the five-minute mark of the third. … Bazemore started in place of F Taurean Prince, who injured his left ankle in Monday’s loss to Golden State and will miss three weeks. … Atlanta closed the third on an 11-0 run.UP NEXTWizards: At Cleveland on Saturday. MOST READ Beal scored a season-high 36 points, Otto Porter Jr. had 20 points and 11 rebounds, and the Washington Wizards won their third straight game with a 131-117 victory over Atlanta on Wednesday night.Wizards star guard John Wall missed the game for personal reasons, but Washington still finished with a season-high 35 assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefBeal, with nine assists and nine rebounds, was a matchup nightmare for the Hawks, who began the night with the NBA’s third-worst record and lost their fourth straight. John Collins finished with 14 rebounds and a career-high 26 points, and Kent Bazemore added 22 points for Atlanta.Rookie guard Kevin Huerter was the first Hawks player assigned to guard Beal, and he was replaced early. Atlanta coach Lloyd Pierce tried several combinations but nothing worked for long. Late rally lifts LeBron James, Lakers past Spurs Read Next Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Judiciary Committee set to take over Trump impeachment probe View commentslast_img read more

Competing Online: Are Small Businesses At A Disadvantage In Search Advertising?

center_img There are two common ways that businesses use search enginesto drive traffic to their websites: ”.) Spend time finding the right , stay tuned.] If you’re already spending money on paid search advertising, make sure you monitor your results closely.  If you are in a competitive industry, chances are, you’ve already seen an increase in the average price per click you are paying.  Make sure that the value you are getting from these clicks warrant the increased price. So, what does this mean for you?  Here’s what Ithink: Paid Advertising, usually through programs like Google’s AdWords Originally published Jan 15, 2007 12:35:00 PM, updated October 20 2016 Start thinking harder about your brand.  Just because you’re small and focused on a niche market doesn’t mean you can’t benefit from having a brand that has credibility and authority in your market.  Often, a small, focused marketing investment in increasing the visibility of your brand can reap long-term benefits.  If you have a name that your potential clients recognize on the web, you’re more likely to get the click-through when you do show up on search pages. PPC search terms to focus on.  The best terms are those that have a combination of high search volume (i.e. lots of users are typing the term into search engines) and low competition from other businesses.  [We’re building a software tool to help identify some of these opportunities.  This will be like our very popularlast_img read more

SXSW: Peter Shankman – How Self Promotion Will Save the World

first_img for a 30 minute overview of the Science of ReTweets! Date and time: Join Dan Zarrella, HubSpot’s Social Media Scientist and author of the Inbound Marketing Help A Reporter Out Social Media Marketing Book Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Reserve your spot now The lessons outlined in the video below apply to anyone who is trying to build their business, both online or off.  online marketing and public relations Friday, March 19, 2010 at 1:00pm ET last_img read more