NCAA: Inspired Letran holds off EAC for 8th win

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Thunder’s Adams, Roberson should benefit from superstar trio The Scores:LETRAN 84 – Quinto 27, Nambatac 19, Calvo 16, Balanza 8, Gedaria 5, Vacaro 4, Balagasay 2, Taladua 2, Mandreza 1, Bernabe 0.EAC 78 – Onwubere 25, Munsayac 15, Bautista 10, Diego 10, Garcia 6, Bugarin 6, I. Mendoza 2, Tampoc 2, J. Mendoza 2, Pascua 0, Corilla 0, Neri 0.Quarters: 23-15, 50-34, 72-58, 84-78. 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 LATEST STORIES “We’ve said a lot, but at the end of the day, it’s all over. We tried to move on. The coaches and the players were frustrated, but we just turned it to a positive and it went good for us,” said coach Jeff Napa.Bong Quinto fired a career-high 27 points, seven rebounds, and two assists, while Rey Nambatac got 19 markers, nine boards, and three dimes as the former Squires dedicated the game to their late coach Bob Lotuaco, who died last Wednesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogJP Calvo also added 16 points, eight rebounds, three assists, and two steals for Letran.Napa is just satisfied that with three more games remaining in the Knights’ eliminations schedule, their fate will largely be in their hands. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up DAY6 is for everybody How to help the Taal evacuees For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “Our main goal is to make it to the Final Four. We have a tough stretch ahead of us, but it’s in our hands on how we’ll handle that,” he said. “I still believe in my players that we’re willing to come out despite the worst loss we got against San Sebastian.”Letran lost hold of a 21-point lead in the second quarter, 50-29, as EAC staged a late fightback, cutting the deficit to as low as four, 82-78, in the final 12.3 seconds.Calvo, though, slammed the door shut on the Generals with a pair of freebies as Sidney Onwubere missed his late trey.The Generals are in danger of missing the playoffs as they succumbed to their third straight defeat to fall to 6-9.Onwubere carried EAC with 25 points, nine rebounds, and five assists, while Francis Munsayac got 15 markers, two boards, and two dimes.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLetran survived a gallant stand from Emilio Aguinaldo College to score the 84-78 victory Friday in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Coming off their 95-64 loss to San Sebastian last Tuesday, the Knights rebounded with the superb showing against the Generals to move up the standings at 8-7.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

San Francisco Giants: Follow the bad money, find the good trade targets

first_imgSAN DIEGO — Since the moment he arrived in San Francisco, president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi has preached about the importance of making smart and sound financial decisions to improve the Giants’ roster.On Tuesday at the Winter Meetings, Zaidi agreed to pay $12.67 million to acquire a player who may never take an at-bat for the Giants.It might be one of his best moves yet.Infielder Zack Cozart is the bigger name of the two players the Angels sent the Giants on Tuesday, but it’s …last_img

OABA again offering LAUNCH Program

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio AgriBusiness Association will select up to 25 promising leaders to participate in a leadership enhancement program early next year.Knowing that half of the agribusiness workforce could retire in the next 10 to 12 years, Leaders Achieving Unexpected New Career Heights (LAUNCH) was designed to inspire confidence in emerging leaders to help them achieve career growth and their organization’s strategic goals.Earlier this year, 19 participants from 13 different organizations graduated from the fourth LAUNCH class.“Created as a program to further professional development among agribusiness professionals, LAUNCH also provides participants with networking opportunities that help grow the community of agribusiness leaders,” said Chris Henney, OABA president and CEO. “This program gives participants the essential communication and decision making tools that will establish a successful future for Ohio’s agriculture industry.”The LAUNCH program will consist of two sessions: Jan. 10 through 12, 2017 and Feb. 21 though 23, 2017. The program will cover a variety of topics, including personal insight; executive leadership skills and decision making; communication and presentation skills; global issues in agriculture; change management and employee engagement principles; Ohio/regional trends in agribusiness; strategic planning; critical thinking; goal setting and organizational skills; state and local government; and a capstone project.To be considered, participants must be employed by a member company/organization of OABA, must be sponsored by their employer, and must submit an application and letter of recommendation. The application form is available at www.oaba.net . The deadline to apply is Nov. 14.For more information and to see what 2016 participants are saying about LAUNCH, go to oaba.net/events or contact Margo Long at 6143267520 or mlong@oaba.net.last_img read more

West Bend Four Seasons GeoTour

first_imgShare with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedWisconsin’s West Bend Four Seasons GeoTour (GT40)August 23, 2018In “Community”GeoTour Spotlight: West Bend Four Seasons GeoTour (GT40)March 23, 2017In “GeoTours”Spokane History GeoTourJanuary 8, 2016In “Community” GeoTour Name: West Bend Four Seasons GeoTourLocation: West Bend, WisconsinNumber of Favorite Points: 362Old 1889 County Courthouse and Museum (GC53BB1)Why West Bend is a great place to visit:West Bend is nestled in the heart of Wisconsin’s northern Kettle Moraine, but is also close to Milwaukee. The area embodies the best of small town living and big city offerings. From museums and shops to miles of scenic trails and other outdoor recreation, West Bend has something for everyone.Best time of year to visit:West Bend is a year-round destination with festivals and fun for every season. In winter, have fun skiing, snowboarding, or tubing on two nearby ski hills. Music on Main is a live celebration every Thursday during summer. Geocachers from all over the globe head to this area for the annual $1000 West Bend Cache Ba$h Mega Event in August.Must-see attractions:The Old Courthouse and Jail (GC53BB1) is a standout attraction. Built in 1889, this historic building now houses an outstanding museum with exhibits that tell the story of Washington County from the Ice Age to the Industrial Age including some hands-on interactive exhibits.The Museum of Wisconsin Art (GC53BBB) houses the largest collection of Wisconsin art, including Milwaukee-born artist Carl von Marr (1858-1936).Hidden gems only locals know about:Many locals don’t even know about Shalom Wildlife Zoo, a 100-acre wildlife sanctuary. The sanctuary is home to deer, elk, bison, wolves, bighorn sheep, a farm petting zoo, and many other animals. And don’t forget to say hello to brothers Lewis and Clark, a pair of young brown bears that like to show off in front of visitors.Prizes:Those who complete the GeoTour Passport receive a special West Bend Four Seasons Geocoin.Site of Lithia Brewery/Time Capsule (GC53C91) – photo by Ashley Ambur SandersWhat geocachers are saying about South Park GeoTour:“Made a last-minute decision to drive up for this geocoin challenge with mymowgli today. What a beautiful day of fun caching & great eating! We didn’t have quite enough time to hit all the caches, so we made up for it by taking in some extra meals for our needed points…and the food/hospitality did not disappoint! Thanks much for putting on this geotour/geocoin challenge for us to enjoy!” -ugomaddie“Completing the West Bend GeoTour this morning before heading back home. I really enjoyed going to all of the historic sites in West Bend. Some I knew but some were new this time around. Top notch tour!” -MoonyMarauderYou can feed the animals at Shalom Wildlife (GC53GBA) – photo by Hack1of2“A lot of time, thought, and effort was obviously put into the creation of this series, and we wanted to honor that by spending a little bit of time at each location, taking in the surroundings, and learning what we could of the area’s significance….This is turning out to be a great, great series. We are so impressed with West Bend! We’ll be back!” -Hack1of2Additional Information:From West Bend, it’s only a 30-minute drive to the oldest geocache in Wisconsin (GC3B1).The first stop on the tour is the home of the West Bend Chamber of Commerce. Come inside, and the friendly staff will help make your trip a success! For more information about the GeoTour and things to do in West Bend, go to www.visitwestbend.com.Note: All the above information was provided by the GeoTour host. Copy has been edited by Geocaching HQ.last_img read more

Ex-Microsofties Launch $500 ‘Meaning Machine’ For Large Data Sets

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Data Services#NYT#Product Reviews#web Dominic Pouzin is a worldly, smart guy. After doing school and internships in France, the UK, South Korea and India, he moved to Atlanta where he took a job in the NBC (Nuclear, Bacteriological, Chemical) protection field. “I designed statistical models, programmed robots, and implemented access control stations for nuclear plants,” Pouzin says on LinkedIn.He left that field to become a software engineer at Microsoft and this week launches his own startup company with a collection of former Microsoft co-workers. The new company is called Data Applied and offers very affordable “data mining in the cloud” – it applies automated algorithms to large sets of data in order to extract patterns, preconditions and outliers. Commercial licenses cost under $500 and are aimed to bring the kind of power to sales, marketing, engineering, social sciences or non-profit organizations that only banks and insurance companies used to be able to afford.There’s a Data-Centric World EmergingData visualization tools are not uncommon online and there’s a growing number of large data sets available for analysis these days. Microsoft unveiled a marketplace for data sets last month called Dallas. GigaOm’s Stacey Higginbotham says data represents a big part of Microsoft’s hope for the future. “Microsoft isn’t just selling software anymore,” she writes, “it’s selling itself as a clearinghouse for information.” Higginbotham points out similarities between Dallas and a startup we’ve covered here extensively called InfoChimps. Amazon started offering large sets of public data through its Web Services division last year as well. We’ve got high hopes that social networking data will be made more available for aggregate analysis, as a bird’s-eye-view of society’s interactions.We’ve written here before about how all of this data to be analyzed may or may not be put to good use (Web 3.0 Might Be Really Stupid) and Nicholas Carr recently wrote a provocative blog post about the consequences of data-driven recommendation on free will and human thought.You’ve Got the Data, Now What?Countless organizations have data sets of their own but that doesn’t make extracting valuable information from them easy. Microsoft itself unveiled a similar looking service last month called Pivot, but it’s invite-only for now and not thoroughly explained. We’re familiar with DabbleDB, but Pouzin says Data Applied takes things much further than data visualization. “Simple reporting and dashboards are boring,” Pouzin says. “They force analysts to manually visualize all possible combinations in the hope of finding some interesting facts. We do that automatically!”Data Applied performs a whole lot of data visualization functions as well, it’s social and offer a multitude of related features while running on one or more computers.Can it really pull unforeseen patterns and meaning out of large sets of data, though? That sounds like a tall order to fill, but if enough numbers can be crunched that the mind of a human consultant is in fact unneeded – then Data Applied could be bringing to market a very valuable service. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting marshall kirkpatrickcenter_img Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

The WordPress Foundation Is Live!

first_imgWordPress, the popular, open-source CMS/blogging software loved the world around, has just welcomed another addition to its homonymous family.WordPress founder and Automattic founder Matt Mullenweg has just announced that his nonprofit, charitable foundation is officially an open shop. The WordPress Foundation is an organization dedicated to supporting and promoting the very mission of WordPress itself. Simply put, as on the Foundation website: “to democratize publishing through Open Source, GPL software.” Everybody dance!And not just WordPress; the Foundation will protect WordCamp and all related entities. From the Foundation’s brand new site:The point of the foundation is to ensure free access, in perpetuity, to the projects we support. People and businesses may come and go, so it is important to ensure that the source code for these projects will survive beyond the current contributor base, that we may create a stable platform for web publishing for generations to come. As part of this mission, the Foundation will be responsible for protecting the WordPress, WordCamp, and related trademarks. A 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the WordPress Foundation will also pursue a charter to educate the public about WordPress and related open source software.Citing the Mozilla Foundation and the creator of the GNU GPL license as inspirations, the Foundation says its philosophies to serve the public good will require all its projects to be utterly free – as in beer and as in speech.So far, the Foundation’s projects include WordPress, its plugins and themes, the forum software bbPress and social network software BuddyPress. As for future projects, Mullenweg told us, “I think this year we’re going to focus mainly on educational opportunities, ways to make rich educational material about publishing and development available to anybody, in any language.”All projects of the WordPress Foundation will meet the following criteria:The software should be licensed under the GNU Public License.The software should be freely available to anyone to use for any purpose, and without permission.The software should be open to modifications.Any modifications should be freely distributable at no cost and without permission from its creators.The software should provide a framework for translation to make it globally accessible to speakers of all languages.The software should provide a framework for extensions so modifications and enhancements can be made without modifying core code.The Foundation will be setting up a donation process within the next few days.WordPress fans (and others), let us know what you think in the comments! jolie odell A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Tags:#Non-Profits#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more