first_imgWestern BureauDinthill Technical High’s winger Rojae Lane slammed in a hat-trick to inspire his team to a comfortable 6-0 victory over Herbert Morrison Technical in the ISSA/WATA daCosta Cup second round first leg match at Jarrett Park yesterday.Lane, 17, got his goals in the 24th, 31st, and 69th minutes to take his tally to six for the season. He says his main objective for the season is to win the daCosta Cup and finish as Dinthill’s all-time scorer.Rushan Parkinson (70th), Martin Beech (73rd) and Tevin Cheese (82nd) were the other scorers for Dinthill.”To be honest it was pretty easy for me. I just went out and did what my coach told me to do. I’m not being hype or anything but they were like cones to me. I work pretty hard in training so I just came out, put out the work and come out pretty successful in the end.”For the team, I want to bring them to the finals and help to bring home the trophy for Dinthill this year. Kaheem Parris scored 32 for Dinthill, I want to get more than that. Dinthill’s best mark is 34 by Rodave Murray and my aim is to go past that as well.”It’s a pretty good feeling, I like the team’s vibe and the way they move. We are one team, one unit. We get along very well on the field, talk to each other on what to do out there so I love playing with them.Coach of Dinthill, Xavier Gilbert, was impressed with his team’s performance and he singled out Lane saying he grabbed his opportunities with both hands.”Definitely, a very exciting and deceptive player who works extremely hard and is very integral to the way we play and our set-up. Sometimes a little bit hard to control off the field but out there you just have to let him have a go and will give you a 100 per cent … once you leave him loose he’ll punish you and we saw that today,” said Gilbert.”There are still some things we need to work on. We were a bit careless at some stages of the second half when they came at us with a lot of attacks. We took some time to realise, but as soon as we made the adjustments things were just smooth sailing from there,” he added.Meanwhile there was one surprise result in yesterday’s second round first leg matches as defending champions Rusea’s High were clipped 2-1 by Mile Gully.Yesterday’s resultsMile Gully 2 Rusea’s 1Green Island 0 Clarendon 5Vere 0 STETHS 2Titchfield 1 Cornwall 3H. Morrison 0 Dinthill 6Oracabessa 0 Port Antonio 2Old Harbour 2 St. Mary High 0St James 1 Paul Bogle 1Browns Town 2 Charlemont 1last_img read more

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first_imgQ: How did she end up behind bars? A: Superior Court Judge Michael T. Sauer originally sentenced Hilton in May to serve 45 days in jail for violating her probation in an alcohol-related reckless-driving case. She surrendered to sheriff’s deputies on June 3 and was booked at the Lynwood jail. She was released Thursday with an electronic-monitoring bracelet to serve the remainder of her sentence at home. Sauer ordered her to appear in court Friday and sent her back to jail to complete her 45-day term. Q: Why did the sheriff release Hilton in the first place? A: Baca said the heiress’ release was based on her “severe medical problems.” Q: What’s wrong with her? A: Baca said he couldn’t reveal the exact nature of her condition because of confidentiality issues, but he characterized her problems as “psychological.” Hilton’s spokesman had no comment on her health. Q: Is she a danger to herself? A: Baca said Hilton is being temporarily housed at a facility that “has a more intense form of medical support and will watch her behavior so that there isn’t anything that is harmfully done to herself by herself.” Q: Will the sheriff free her early again? A: Only if the court shortens her sentence, Whitmore said. “We will comply with the court’s decision.” Q: Will she serve all 45 days? A: Probably not. Hilton will serve about 18 days, Baca said Friday. State law requires that inmates get time off their sentences for each day they serve. Hilton is expected to serve 23 days of her 45-day sentence. Hilton was credited with both her time served in jail and at home, so by Saturday she had completed seven days of her sentence. Q: Are other inmates usually released before they’ve served their full terms? A: Yes. County jails are overcrowded, Baca said, and most misdemeanor offenders serve just 10 percent of their sentence. “Under our 10 percent early release program, (Hilton) would have not served any time in our jail or would have been directly put on home electric monitoring system,” he said Friday. Q: Are other prisoners released because of medical conditions? A: Yes. “It happens all the time,” Whitmore said, depending on the nature of the offense. Nonviolent offenders typically serve 10 percent of their sentence, he said. Q: Will Hilton ever work in Hollywood again? A: Of course. A: The 26-year-old is undergoing medical and psychiatric examination at the Correctional Treatment Center at Los Angeles County’s Twin Towers jail facility downtown. Q: Does she have a cellmate? A: No. “Most of the individuals in the Correctional Treatment Center are alone,” said Sheriff’s Department spokesman Steve Whitmore. Q: Will she go back to the same isolated cell she was in earlier in the week at the Century Regional Detention Center in Lynwood? A: Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca said he would determine the best place to house the heiress when he learns the results of her medical and psychiatric exams. Paris Hilton was in jail, then out, then back again as her bizarre case became more erratic than the driving that landed the hotel heiress in hot water. On Saturday, she was still behind bars, a long way from the red carpet she strolled down a week ago at the MTV Movie Awards, and the subject of endless Internet chatter and questions about her fate. To help sort it out, here are some answers to those questions: Q: Where is Hilton now? last_img read more

first_img1 Dimitri Payet’s free-kick against Man United was one of two fantastic goals scored in the FA Cup on Sunday As far as great FA Cup goals go, these efforts are right up there.Watford’s Adlene Guedioura smashed in his team’s second of the game in their 2-1 win against Arsenal, while West Ham’s Dimitri Payet beat Man United goalkeeper David De Gea from about 30 yards out in their 1-1 draw.Stan Collymore, watching and commentating for talkSPORT, said it was one of the best free-kicks he has seen live even if he thought Payet should have been shown a second yellow card for diving moments earlier.Have a look at the goals below and vote.last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsNeighbors have long complained about the school, which opened in 2004, saying it has created noise and safety issues in the area. “You have some flexibility in how you educate children, but you don’t have flexibility in complying with city rules,” Huizar told school administrators. Councilman Jack Weiss said he was concerned that if city officials moved immediately to close the school, children and their parents would be left with no options. But an aide to Councilman Dennis Zine said he was frustrated by the school’s continued violations and would seek to force it to move. Jerry Simmons, an attorney for the school, said Ivy Academia already is looking for a new site. The council committee’s recommendation calls for a review in five months. A Woodland Hills charter school, under fire for city permit violations, may go on operating, but under tight restrictions, while owners seek a new site. The City Council’s Planning and Land Use Management Committee on Tuesday urged the full City Council to allow Ivy Academia on Fallbrook Avenue to remain open despite problems complying with city laws on the number of students allowed and some other issues. “I don’t want to … stop the success of this school,” Councilman Jose Huizar said. “There are ways we can mitigate the noise levels and other problems at the school.” Huizar also urged the full council to allow the school to have 154 students, 40 more than originally authorized. (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#web#Web 2.0 Related Posts Slashdot pointed to a new Tim Berners-Lee interview about the Semantic Web. While on face value it’s YASWI by Sir Tim (Yet Another Semantic Web Interview), there are some great quotes in this one. e.g.When asked if the Semantic Web is just a way to automate things that a human would do, Sir Tim replied:“This is more like giving you a program which can do all the things which your MIS department could write programs to do but doesnít have time to. But it is still a program. Just as the World Wide Web is still a document.“(emphasis mine)That’s an important point – just as Amazon can be said to be more a virtual agent than a website nowadays, the Semantic Web is a dynamic program not a static document. The generation of the Web we’re in now is almost a living one – it’s about movement and application of information. If not quite living, certainly information on the Web is much more social than it was 5 or 10 years ago. It’s being used by people to connect with each other on a grander scale than even Ted Nelson ever dreamed.Sir Tim goes on to say:“Bit by bit, link by link, the data becomes connected, interwoven. The exciting thing is serendipitous reuse of data: one person puts data up there for one thing, and another person uses it another way.”Again, it’s the usage of information that is key to Sir Tim’s vision of the Semantic Web.The next bit that caught my eye is something that will make Marc Canter fall off his chair with joy. Sir Tim mentioned FOAF as an example of a Semantic Web application:“If you want to play with the Semantic Web, you can make a friend-of-a-friend file. In a FOAF file [the data component of a personal home page, formatted in a standardized way], you can publish stuff about yourself, your organization, your publication, places, or photographs.”Sir Tim says that FOAF “shows the power of the reuse of information”.And to wrap up, take this quote:“The Semantic Web is just the application of weblike design to data; it will be many more decades before we will be able to say we have really implemented the Web idea in the full, if ever we can.”(emphasis mine)That’s something my friends in the Web Design community will appreciate. Nowadays it’s not just about designing a beautiful website, it’s about designing for re-use of information. In a way, that’s what people are already doing with RSS – designing with data.center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… richard macmanus Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

first_imgAmerican Public University System (APUS) recently announced Momentum, a new, competency-based education (CBE) program designed to further enhance the flexibility and affordability of delivering innovative, career-relevant offerings for working adults.“Momentum, unlike traditional academic programs, focuses on the achievement of knowledge and skills, providing a more flexible degree path to non-traditional students seeking an alternative to prevailing schedule and tuition constraints,” said APUS Director of Alternative Learning Cali Morrison.Four initial programs will offer competency starts beginning March 6, including: BA, Criminal Justice; BA, Emergency and Disaster Management; BS, Fire Science Management; and BA, Retail Management. Additional offerings are currently being developed for planned launch in mid-2017. Each program will be delivered via APUS’s robust Sakai platform, with adaptive learning integration by partner Realizeit to help enhance student engagement and outcomes.- Sponsor – All programs are aligned with current professional standards by means of ongoing review by APUS Industry Advisory Councils, including support from strategic retail partners. Tailored learning assessments allow students to effectively apply their knowledge, skills and abilities, preparing them to be more competitive in their existing career or in transitioning to a new one.“Instead of attending structured classes, students demonstrate their mastery of competencies at their pace with guidance from a faculty mentor and subject matter expert, allowing them to move directly into the next competency without waiting for a new term to begin,” said Morrison. “Since programs have a fixed-term cost, the more competencies completed each term, the more saved on the total degree cost.”Prospective students must have an associate of arts degree, associate of science degree or bachelor’s degree to participate and cannot transfer from a traditional APUS degree program. They can complete unlimited program competencies within a 16-week term for $2,500 with a minimum of three, and maximum of twelve, concurrent competencies. For more information, visit the Momentum program page. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

first_imgNetSuite, a leading vendor of cloud computing business management software suites, uses the latest cloud computing technology to meet its global customers’ growing demands with a highly integrated online business applications platform.For the extreme performance it needs, NetSuite standardized on HP servers with Intel® Xeon® processors 5500 and 5600 series, which meet the computing demands of its cloud computing environment and services. Now NetSuite is upgrading to the four-socket Intel Xeon processor 7500 series to meet these ever-growing demands even better.“We expect to see energy costs and overall operations costs impacted materially,” explained Doug Brown, VP of engineering operations for NetSuite. “Looking at all the customers I can support with that hardware, and looking at what I save on my hosting and energy costs because I invest in the new hardware, it’s a net win for NetSuite Operations, and consequently, for our customers.”Get all the details in our new NetSuite business success story. As always, you can find this one, and many more, in the Reference Room and IT Center.last_img read more

first_img(Left to right): Yaghi Laboratory at UC Berkeley; University of Alberta/John Ulan; Image Source/Alamy Stock Photo Top stories: Life support on Enceladus, shoelace physics, and squeezing water from desert air Study finds some significant differences in brains of men and womenDo the anatomical differences between men and women—sex organs, facial hair, and the like—extend to our brains? The question has been as difficult to answer as it has been controversial. Now, the largest brain-imaging study of its kind has found some sex-specific patterns, but overall more similarities than differences. The work raises new questions about how brain differences between the sexes may influence intelligence and behavior. 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(*)This new solar-powered device can pull water straight from the desert airYou can’t squeeze blood from a stone, but wringing water from the desert sky is now possible, thanks to a new spongelike device that uses sunlight to suck water vapor from air, even in low humidity. The device can produce nearly 3 liters of water per day, and researchers say future versions will be even better. That means homes in the driest parts of the world could soon have a solar-powered appliance capable of delivering all the water they need, offering relief to billions of people.  Unique Canadian ice core collection suffers catastrophic meltdownA precious collection of ice cores from the Canadian Arctic has suffered a catastrophic meltdown. A freezer failure at a cold storage facility in Edmonton run by the University of Alberta caused 180 of the meter-long ice cylinders to melt, depriving scientists of some of the oldest records of climate change in Canada’s far north.Why do shoelaces untie themselves? This team may have the answerIt’s the bane of tennis shoe wearers everywhere: No matter how tightly you tie your laces, they seem to come undone, often at the most inopportune time. Now, for the first time, scientists have untangled why shoelace knots fail. The work also reveals the best knots to tie, which could have implications for everything from surgery to new cancer drugs.Food for microbes abundant on EnceladusIn 2005, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft spied jets of water ice and vapor erupting into space from fissures on Enceladus, evidence of a salty ocean beneath the saturnian moon’s placid icy surface. Now, it turns out that the jets contain hydrogen gas, a sign of ongoing reactions on the floor of that alien sea. Because such chemistry provides energy for microbial life on Earth, the discovery makes Enceladus the top candidate for hosting life elsewhere in the solar system—besting even Jupiter’s Europa, another icy moon with an ocean.center_img By Ryan CrossApr. 14, 2017 , 3:15 PMlast_img read more

first_imgAnna Hazare flayed the demand for concession as “improper”, but his activist supporters nevertheless managed to get the MMRDA ground here at low rates from the state government for their agitation there from December 27 after the Bombay High Court declined to grant any waiver in the rent.The Maharashtra government-run Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) agreed to give its ground at concessional rates to Team Anna that would entail a saving of nearly Rs 450,000 to the organisers, India Against Corruption member Mayank Gandhi said.Now, the organisers will pay around Rs 680,000 instead of the earlier demand of Rs 11,80,000, plus heavy deposits for the use of the ground, Gandhi said. The daily rental of the ground in suburban Bandra-Kurla Complex area in posh central Mumbai is Rs 3.80 lakh.Earlier, Team Anna got a ticking off from the Bombay High Court, which they had approached challenging the high commercial rates – amounting to around Rs 19 lakh, including a hefty deposit of around Rs 700,000 – for the use of the ground from December 27 to 31.The court made sharp observations on the need for Hazare to hold an agitation “outside” when the Lokpal Bill was being debated in Parliament.The court also observed that if they wanted to agitate, then they must pay for the hiring charges for the venue and demanding it free was not proper.Ultimately, the court declined to interfere in the matter of the MMRDA’s fees and disposed of the petition.Team Anna has agreed to pay the concessional charges which the government body agreed to levy.advertisementGandhi said that following the court’s order, the IAC would now re-apply through another registered organisation to book the venue for the agitation scheduled on December 27-31.Anna Hazare Friday flayed as “improper” the decision by his activist supporters to move the court seeking concessions for the MMRDA ground for his proposed December 27-31 agitation demanding a strong Lokpal bill.”The decision by my activists was not correct. They are inexperienced and have committed a mistake. But now they have learnt a lesson,” Hazare told media persons at his village, Ralegan-Siddhi in Ahmednagar district, shortly after the court decision.”I am told that the MMRDA will give us some concessions and we are also getting donors to cover that cost. So, I have given the green signal for the venue,” said Hazare, who on Friday morning threatened to agitate from the jail if a proper venue was not given.Earlier, Team Anna had wanted to hold the agitation at Azad Maidan in south Mumbai, but the state sports ministry had raised objections to a hunger strike being held there.”The venue which they (Team Anna) want is reserved only for sports or religious activities, not for such agitations, so we have objected. They can seek any other venue within the Azad Maidan,” state Deputy Director, Sports, N.B Mote said.The MMRDA ground was earlier booked by IAC’s Jagruti Nagrik Manch, which is not a NGO recognised by the state government, and the MMRDA authorities had thus levied commercial rates plus a steep deposit fee.After the MMRDA agreed to give concessions, Gandhi said Team Anna would now re-apply for the venue in the name of a Delhi-based organisation – Public Cause Research Foundation, another of IAC affiliates, which is a registered organisation.Told about Hazare saying he did not approve of their seeking concessions, Gandhi said if Hazare felt his team had committed a mistake, they accepted it.Meanwhile, in New Delhi Team Anna claimed that Delhi Police had given them the nod to hold their protest at Ramlila Maidan from Dec 27 for five days. The police, however, refused to comment.last_img read more

first_imgHotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims “It’s an exciting time for Philippine basketball. Like what coach Chot said earlier, this program has gone so far since 2007 in Tokushima,” he said.“We still see guys like Jayson (Castro), Japeth (Aguilar), June Mar (Fajardo), and Gabe (Norwood) who played in Spain and are still here to help the next generation. Then you have Bolick and CJ Perez who are going to be the future of the Gilas program, so it’s good to see everybody here and now the work begins.”The 2023 Fiba World Cup is still five years away, but Alapag knows the importance of letting the young guns learn as early as now.“You can never start too early. The dribble drive system allows us Filipino players to take advantage of our strengths our speed, quickness, ability to shoot from the perimeter and our creativity. Filipino players are very creative in how we handle the ball and how we can get to the rim and finish,” he said.“So I think for them, being a part of the program is something that they will remember for the rest of their careers. For these younger guys to compete against the veterans this early, it’s only going to help them improve. It’s that youthful energy mixing with great mentors in the veterans who have already experienced so much. I think these young guys will be able to learn a lot from them.”ADVERTISEMENT ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte Fajardo will still ‘definitely’ be part of Gilas in 2023, says Austria Do we want to be champions or GROs? – Sotto 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 still winless in netball after loss to Thais Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netRobert Bolick and CJ Perez had memorable duels this past NCAA season for their respective schools San Beda and Lyceum, but as members of coach Chot Reyes’ “23-for-23” list, their impressive work on Monday’s evening practices at Meralco Gym caught the eye of one national team deputy.The two got the attention of Gilas Pilipinas assistant coach Jimmy Alapag, who observed the short practice session where Bolick, Perez and the rest of the young bloods worked out with the veteran national team members.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img “Bolick and CJ, having watched them in the last NCAA Finals, there’s a lot of talent, a lot of young energy, a lot of athleticism out here. I’m excited for them,” the former Gilas captain said.Standout performances from Bolick and Perez shouldn’t come as a surprise given their accomplishments in the collegiate and amateur levels.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingBolick led San Beda to back-to-back NCAA titles and took Cignal HD to the 2017 PBA D-League Aspirant’s Cup crown where was even named MVP while Perez was the anchor of Lyceum’s impressive run in the NCAA Season 93 where the Pirates pulled off an 18-0 elimination round sweep.But Alapag wasn’t just fixated on the pair as he also expressed his excitement upon seeing the influx of young talent in the national team pool. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View commentslast_img read more