Gilas size key vs Taipei

first_img“Yes, [we’re playing the] same team,” Reyes said in a text message to the Inquirer. “We want to see improvement [compared to our first game].”After identifying some flaws in the game against Japan, Reyes and his staff decided to stick it out with the same team, leaving Raymond Almazan, Carl Bryan Cruz and Mac Belo in the freezer.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneGilas blew hot and cold against the Japanese, relying on its defense and the guns of Andray Blatche and Jayson Castro in the stretch to keep intact a winning streak against Japan that dates back to 2004.The Filipinos will be clashing with a Taiwan side that dealt them a very painful defeat in Manila four years ago, with Wen Cheng Tsai and naturalized center Quincy Davis III leading the enemy anew. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Gilas has a deeper bench, and it is this depth that Reyes hopes to maximize as he got little from some of the more established players in his team like June Mar Fajardo, Japeth Aguilar and Calvin Abueva.Taipei will be coming into the contest fresh from a 104-66 shellacking at the hands of world No. 9 Australia, also Friday.Gilas will be playing with size against Taipei as Blatche will be joined in the frontline by the 6-foot-10 Fajardo and athletic 6-foot-9 forward Aguilar.Both Fajardo and Aguilar will be coming off relatively silent games after failing to score in twin digits and combining for just six rebounds against the Japanese.Castro will surely be a marked man, more so after showing the field how he took over when the chips were down for the Filipinos.He finished with 26 points on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES Gabe Norwood is also a no-brainer inclusion, as he will again be tasked to put the cuffs on Taipei’s deadliest gun. On Friday, he wound up as one of four players in twin digits in scoring with 10.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Global Cebu settles for 2nd in Singapore Photo from Fiba.comSame lineup, yet Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes hopes to see something different from his charges on Monday against Chinese Taipei in the first window of their Fiba World Cup 2019 Asian Qualifying series.Reyes did not tinker with the 12-man roster that pulled off a 77-71 decision of Japan on Friday night in Tokyo, but obviously, the firebrand tactician doesn’t want to go through the same scare when they battle the Taiwanese at 7:30 p.m. at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

The last revolutionary?

first_img“Our biggest mistake has been not having been able to learn much more in much less time.”-Reflections by Fidel Castro: The Tariffed Truth, in Escambray, August 27, 2013Fidel Castro’s actions appeared quixotic to the outside world, but often yielded surprising results. His Cuba, an island nation of 11 million, held,”Our biggest mistake has been not having been able to learn much more in much less time.”-Reflections by Fidel Castro: The Tariffed Truth, in Escambray, August 27, 2013Fidel Castro’s actions appeared quixotic to the outside world, but often yielded surprising results. His Cuba, an island nation of 11 million, held the world in thrall for over half a century and kept the most powerful nation at bay. When Fidel handed over power to his younger brother Raul in 2006, the revolution appeared to be losing steam. The need to plug Cuba’s enormous energy and talent into the currents coursing through an interconnected world was apparent. Raul’s decision not to seek another term after 2018 paved the way for the post-revolution reformers.A country which portrays its iconic leaders in gigantic murals and monuments did not have a single public bust or statue of Fidel, as far as this writer could see. The spirit of El Comandante, nevertheless, pervaded the island. His writings and speeches, cogent messages on nuclear disarmament, climate change, human health, etc. are taken as gospel. Cuba’s achievements in education, health, sports, scientific applications, cinema, ballet, etc. enhanced his faith and his reputation.Deepak BhojwaniReality, meanwhile, had inured a generation over the years when leather was passed off as meat and privation was a fact of life. Ice cream was sold for a Cuban peso (4 US cents) a cone, but smuggled into the black market for a dollar a litre. The same applied to cigars, cosmetics, any product Cubans could use to ‘resolve’ their daily tribulations. Enterprise was either forbidden (all property, even fish caught at sea, belonged to the State) or discouraged. Salaries were pegged at levels unheard of even in India: $20 to $40 for hairdressers, scientists, doctors. That the system prevailed is a tribute to Fidel. Some call it his curse.The foundations of Cuba’s reputation as a beacon against cynical political domination and economic exploitation were laid in Latin America, Africa and Asia. In the hearts and minds of leaders like Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, who, at 71, called on a 34-year-old Fidel in September 1960 at a Harlem hotel. No ‘self-respecting’ hotel in New York would offer the revolutionary a room. This gesture cemented a relationship that saw an ailing Fidel make the unprecedented gesture of receiving a vice-president-M.H. Ansari-in October 2013 for 65 minutes. The most memorable moment was Fidel’s bear-hug of Indira Gandhi at the 1983 NAM Summit in Delhi. Rajiv Gandhi, who had met Ronald Reagan and recalibrated India-US relations in June 1985, visited Cuba in August that year. Manmohan Singh had a long meeting with Fidel during his visit to Havana for the 2006 NAM Summit.advertisementFidel’s affection for India did percolate to a hardened Cuban diplomatic and bureaucratic establishment, but sentiments do not make policy. India was opposed to the Cuban chair’s attempt, at the 1979 NAM Summit in Havana, to label the ‘socialist camp’ (USSR) a ‘natural ally’ of the movement. In 2011, despite high-level demarches, Cuba did not support in writing the short resolution on the expansion of the UN Security Council. It had its own views on the veto and other issues.The economic relationship was a non-starter. Trade over the past five years peaked at $40 million. Indian investments on the island were non-existent after ONGC shut shop in 2014. The US embargo, uncertainty over the investment regime and cost-benefit analysis made the project unviable. The Taj group sought, but were not allocated a prime hotel property in Havana in 2012. Indian enterprise needs goodwill in a reforming Cuba.Back in India, Blas Fernandez, the Cuban boxing coach and the first foreigner to receive the prestigious Dronacharya Award (2012), has trained Indians since the 1970s to Olympic glory. Cuban biotechnologists worked at Biocon’s laboratories in Bengaluru for over a decade. India provides dozens of technical scholarships annually and set up an IT centre in Havana in 2009. The government wrote off Cuba’s debt of $68 million in 2008 and has financed the refurbishment of some industrial establishments. India’s engagement with Cuba, however, does not match that with even relatively obscure countries in the region.The incongruity of Fidel’s doctrine, in a world moving towards greater economic integration, was evident by the 1990s. As communism collapsed and China became a ‘socialist market economy’, Fidel refused to accept that the old tenets needed revision. His core beliefs were challenged, but seldom altered. His revolution may have come to an end but some of the challenges he warned us of remain.Deepak Bhojwani served as India’s ambassador to Cuba in 2010-12last_img read more

Microchip: NOR Flash devices with pre-programmed MAC addresses

first_img Continue Reading Previous ST strengthens STM32 microcontroller ecosystem with MadeForSTM32 quality labelNext VadaTech: 4U rugged MTCA.1 chassis platform with 12 AMC slots Microchip announces the introduction of the SST26VF Serial Quad I/O 3V Flash family, the industry’s first NOR Flash devices to offer integrated MAC address options. Pre-programmed with EUI-48 and EUI-64 addresses, the devices do not have a minimum order requirement, providing cost-effective, plug-and-play storage solutions for connected applications that use Ethernet, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, IEEE 802.15.4 and FireWire.The SST26VF family of flexible MAC address chips help designers to save time and costs while accelerating time to market for low- to mid-sized volume production. MAC address options are available at Flash densities of 16 megabit, 32Mb and 64Mb.The rapid growth of the Internet of Things means that embedded system designers must currently source, programme and serialise Media Access Control (MAC) addresses from the IEEE-Registration Authority (RA) for all connected products. Only sold from the IEEE-RA in blocks ranging from 4,000 to 16 million, small-to medium-size businesses pay higher costs for low-volume services. The SST26VF help to eliminate the need for companies to self-procure and manage these unique identifiers from the IEEE-RA.Both the pre-programmed EUI-48 and EUI-64 node addresses consist of an Organisational Unique Identifier (OUI) and an Extension Identifier (EI). While the OUI is purchased from the IEEE by individual companies, the EI is assigned and managed through each company by building a unique EI into every product, thereby ensuring a globally unique Extended Unique Identifier (EUI) node address for every device used or shipped.The SST26VF064BEUI, SST26VF032BEUI and SST26VF016BEUI devices feature a six-wire, 4-bit I/O interface, allowing for low-power and high-performance operation in a low pin-count package. Available in 8-pin SOIC and 8-contact WSON packages, the devices occupy less board space and lower overall system costs. They feature rich SQI Flash, with flexible write-protected functionality to ensure code cannot be inadvertently over-written or erased. Integrated with Microchip’s proprietary SuperFlash technology, the family offers high endurance, low operating currents and low power draw, making these devices ideally suited for industrial and consumer cloud-connected applications, such as smart hubs for homes, smart home appliances, building control equipment, factory automation, security and surveillance equipment. Microchip offers pre-programming services for customer firmware.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components last_img read more

Big Brothers Big Sisters Joins Forces With The Hobbit The Battle of

first_imgTo celebrate the highly anticipated release of “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” the final film in Peter Jackson’s epic “The Hobbit” Trilogy, Big Brothers Big Sisters, the nation’s largest donor and volunteer-supported mentoring organization, has teamed up with Warner Bros. Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM) and New Line Cinema to inspire audiences to “Start Something Epic.”The partnership was developed by LINK Entertainment Marketing, the leader in connecting brands with the emotional engagement delivered through the power and storytelling of entertainment.The campaign launches on November 15th with television ads featuring scenes from the movie, as well as print media, encouraging audiences to “Start Something Epic” by either donating or volunteering.In theaters December 17, 2014, “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) and the Company of Dwarves. Messages of growth, leadership and perseverance resonate throughout the film. With encouragement and support from Gandalf, Bilbo discovers his own depths courage and ingenuity — he just needed someone to help show him the way, and, when necessary, give him a push in the right direction. Their iconic friendship is emblematic of the relationship between an adult volunteer (“Big”) and a child (“Little”) enrolled in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. The similarities helped to inspire the tagline, “Whether you are Big or Little, Start Something Epic,” inviting audiences to become a Big Brother or Big Sister to a child in need.“Big Brothers Big Sisters is thankful for the opportunity to work with Warner Bros., MGM and New Line, and with a film of this magnitude,” stated Pam Iorio, President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. “We hope the film’s message of leadership will inspire others to lead in their local communities by becoming mentors to children in need.”For 110 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has impacted the lives of children by carefully pairing screened adult volunteers (“Bigs”) with children (“Littles”) in safe, one-to-one long-term mentoring matches. The organization provides mentors, mentees and parents ongoing professional support and guidance. Studies have shown that children enrolled in the program are more engaged in school, less likely to use drugs or alcohol, and have greater confidence and improved relationships with their peers, parents, and teachers.last_img read more

Tiger Woods Getting Healthy Taking Full Swings

Tiger Woods, out since the spring following back surgery, has progressed enough in his recovery to extend his swing, his agent said Tuesday, creating optimism that he might be able to compete in next month’s British Open.Woods already has missed two majors this year while he recovers from a microdiscectomy on his back on March 31. He last played on March 9 at Doral, when he closed with a 78 despite the pain in his lower back. Woods has said he has no idea when he will be healthy enough to return to competition.A report on Golf Channel’s morning show said he was taking full swings at the Medalist Golf Club in South Florida.”Tiger is progressing like he expected,” Mark Steinberg of Excel Sports Management said in an email. ”Feeling good each day. As each day passes and he feels that way, he lengthens the swing a bit.”Woods is the tournament host next week for the Quicken Loans National at Congressional. It is not expected that he will play. The deadline to enter is Friday. This is the first year of title sponsorship for the Detroit-based company.The next major is the British Open on July 17-20 at Royal Liverpool, where Woods won in 2006.The last time Woods missed two majors in one year because of injuries was in 2011, when he sat out the U.S. Open and British Open to let his leg fully recover. That year, he returned at Bridgestone Invitational in early August, a World Golf Championship that has no cut.In a promotional day for Quicken Loans last month, Woods said he was chipping and putting in a way that did not require rotation in his back. That was four weeks ago.He said he did not know how much time it would take for him to be ready for a tournament once he could take full swings with no pain.”The more time you give me, I think the better I’ll be,” he said. ”The great thing about what I’ve done so far and all my other previous surgeries, is that I worked on my short game. Once I start expanding from there and start competing and playing, if I start spraying it all over the lot and not hitting it that great, at least my short game is solid. That’s one of the positives to it.”Woods has slipped from No. 1 to No. 4 in the world ranking, and he is likely to fall a couple of more spots in coming weeks. He is at No. 207 in the FedEx Cup standings – having finished 72 holes only once this year – and the top 125 get into the playoffs that start Aug. 21.The news comes one day after Martin Kaymer won the U.S. Open with the second-lowest score in history at 271. The overnight rating for NBC Sports was 3.3, down 46 percent from the previous year at Merion. read more

Border Patrol arrests 10 illegal immigrants after panga boat lands in La

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: May 23, 2018 May 23, 2018 Updated: 1:04 PM SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Border Patrol agents using coastal surveillance cameras spotted a human-smuggling boat approaching the shore and were waiting on a La Jolla beach to arrest 10 undocumented immigrants early Wednesday morning, authorities said.The nine men and one woman aboard the panga boat were all Mexican citizens, Border Patrol public-affairs Agent Tekae Michael said. Low-profile panga boats with outboard motors, which are made for fishing, are popular for smugglers hoping to avoid detections as they move drugs and humans from Mexico to the U.S.The arrests happened about 15 minutes after midnight Wednesday on the beach below Camino de la Costa and Winamar Avenue, a little south of Windansea Beach, Michael said. Border Patrol agents were waiting for the boat when it landed on the sandy shoreline.Agents this morning were processing the undocumented immigrants to determine who they were and if any have criminal histories in the U.S., Michael said. If they do, they could face charges, while the others will be processed for a quick return to Mexico. center_img KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Border Patrol arrests 10 illegal immigrants after panga boat lands in La Jollalast_img read more

Lorena Gonzalez coauthors bill to tighten medical exemptions for vaccines

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter March 26, 2019 Posted: March 26, 2019 KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, co- introduced legislation today to combat falsified medical exemptions that allow children to avoid vaccinations against illnesses like measles.According to Gonzalez and Sen. Richard Pan, a pediatrician, medical exemptions have spiked since the 2015 passage of SB 277, which outlawed the use of personal belief exemptions to allow children to avoid vaccines. While immunization rates in California have gone up since SB 277’s passage, medical exemptions have more tripled according to Pan, who co-authored SB 277 with Sen.Ben Allen, D-Santa Monica.“Some schools are reporting that more than 20 percent of their students have a medical exemption,” Pan said. “It is clear that a small number of physicians are monetizing their exemption-granting authority and profiting from the sale of medical exemptions.”SB 276 would require physicians to submit medical exemption requests to the state’s Department of Public Health, which would then certify that the patient is allowed to forego vaccination. State public health officials would review factors like the reasoning for the exemption request and the physician’s name and license number.Officials would also require that the physician confirm that he or she has examined the patient. State officials would have the authority to revoke exemptions if they are fraudulently issued.“Three years ago, we stepped up our state’s vaccination laws to protect students and the entire public from being exposed to potential diseases,” Gonzalez said. “Now, we’re seeing anti-vaccination parents and a few doctors get around that law by loosely seeking and issuing medical exemptions when families are willing to pay.”State vaccination rates have increased as legislators have cracked down on vaccine avoidance. California’s vaccination rate has risen from 90.7 percent of state residents during the 2010-2011 academic year to 95.6 percent during the 2016-2017 academic year.According to Pan, a 94 percent vaccination rate is required to achieve so-called herd immunity, which prevents the spread of preventable illnesses to people like infants and chemotherapy patients who can’t be vaccinated. The bill is co-sponsored by the California Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics California and the vaccine advocacy group Vaccinate California.“It is the rare physician who does not take this responsibility to heart, but they put all of us, our children and our communities, at risk,” said Kris Calvin, CEO of the AAP-CA. “By ensuring medical exemptions to vaccines are reviewed and valid, this bill will protect the health of California’s children and of our larger communities. It is a reasonable and urgently needed measure.” Lorena Gonzalez co-authors bill to tighten medical exemptions for vaccineslast_img read more

From Magabrands to Unleash the Power

first_imgThe AmericanMagazine Conference—the annual pow-wow of high profile consumer magazineexecutives—is more than four months away. But the Magazine Publishers ofAmerica just announced the event’s 2008 tagline.Unleash thePower.Sorry. UNLEASH THE POWER. Hear leaders from every facet of the magazine industry and othervisionaries, such as: And informative sessions, including: Jeffrey Katzenberg in conversation with FORTUNE’s Andrew Serwer Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg on challenges scaling operations and growing its brand globally Tom Rogers, President and CEO of TiVo Futurist Paul Saffo Plan ahead to combine your trip with other business, see clients,and take advantage of San Francisco’s many attractions. Great Magazine Advertising Monetizing Beyond the Ad Page How to Re-Ignite a Brand in Challenging Times Jumpstart Your Website Secrets of Five Super-Successful 2008 Redesigns Retail 2012: The New Reality PLUS: Google Campus Visit—a unique opportunity designed especially formagazine executives and editors to interact with Google leaders at theirSilicon Valley headquarters and learn what’s next for them. Last year, you’llrecall, it was “Magabrands”—an awkward term coined by Men’s Health editor andconference chair David Zinczenko who, as the conference progressed, took flakfrom media critics and attendees for coming up with such a convoluted, gooeyphrase to describe what magazines have been doing for years now. That is,extending their brands into new platforms to generate new revenue.While this year’stheme probably won’t be met with the same sort of vitriol, it’s just as … I don’tknow … ridiculous? Maybe it’s the font they use. Or the unfortunate memory ofthat superhero character the MPA created a couple years ago—remember that thing?Captain Read? Really, what the hell was that?But UNLEASHINGPOWER sounds more suited for Monday Night Raw than a boutique hotel in SanFrancisco.Maybe it’s justme.At any rate,here’s a preliminary lineup of what the MPA intends to unleash on attendeescome October:Mark Your Calendar for AMC! Register beforeAugust 27 for big savings.Formore information and to register, visit www.magazine.org/amc.last_img read more

Summer Announcement on Army Downsizing Could Influence Congressional DOD Deliberations

first_imgThe Army’s announcement as to what installations would absorb the loss of 40,000 soldiers to accommodate discretionary spending caps may have been timed to produce a favorable outcome for the service when lawmakers begin taking up the defense budget, according to several analysts.“One likely reason for the timing is they’re trying to refocus attention on themselves and the cut in hopes of maybe getting this cut reversed or preventing additional ones,” Todd Harrison, an analyst with the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, told CQ Roll Call.Beyond the debate in Congress over fiscal 2016 defense appropriations and next year’s authorization bill, the Army also is looking to influence Pentagon discussions over initial drafts of the FY 2017 budget, according to the story.The Army is in the position of shrinking its active-duty end strength to 450,000 by the end of FY 2018 because defense officials didn’t respond more quickly when the Budget Control Act was enacted.“They have to continue cutting because they didn’t put together a plan to live within the budget caps,” Harrison said. “They’ve been doing a lot of short-term budget maneuvers.”The Army says the timing of the decision was determined by Secretary John McHugh’s approved of the plan. “The secretary made a decision regarding these reductions on 08 July [and] we could not make any announcements until a decision was finalized,” said spokesman Lt. Col. Joseph Buccino.The Army’s latest force reductions cutbacks stem from “fiscal constraints resulting from the Budget Control Act of 2011 and defense strategic and budgetary guidance,” he said. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more