Japanese squads lined up for friendlies vs national team

first_imgMissile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Monster scorer Phelps back as Phoenix kicks off bid vs Kia Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano PHILIPPINE team hits the ground running #LabanPilipinas #volleyball #Japan pic.twitter.com/QH0V4iwONr— Marc Anthony Reyes (@marcreyesINQ) July 18, 2017Several Japanese university teams will test the mettle of the Philippine team which is now on a two-week training camp in Okayama.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’While training for six hours a day with Japan V-League champion Okayama Seagulls, the Nationals will also battle other noted clubs in order to fine tune their game for two major international tournaments.ADVERTISEMENT Ryokoku University, Osaka Superiors, Osaka University of HSS and Kobe Shinwa University are scheduled to face the Nationals in friendlies over the course of their training camp. The Philippines is hoping to at least land a medal in the Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur and make the quarterfinals of the Asian Women’s Senior Championships in Laguna.The Philippines is also hoping to learn the Japanese brand of play, which is anchored on speed and defense.“Our main objective is to polish our floor defense and blocking as well as our mental preparation,” said Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) marketing and development chair Ramon Suzara.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission MOST READ LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

AN POST CYCLISTS DELIVER €10K GOOD WISHES TO DONEGAL HOSPICE!

first_imgMembers of the An Post cycle team with members of the Donegal Hospice.They promised to deliver and they certain did!Local lads from An Post Letterkenny raised an incredible €10,008.40 for Donegal Hospice from their recent Mizen to Malin Charity Cycle.The cyclists and committee members wish to thank family, work colleagues, friends and all their corporate sponsors for their support in helping them raise €10,008.40 for the Donegal Hospice. The An Post Letterkenny group who took part in the cycle are pictured here presenting a cheque to the committee members of The Donegal Hospice.AN POST CYCLISTS DELIVER €10K GOOD WISHES TO DONEGAL HOSPICE! was last modified: August 21st, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:An Postcycledonegal hospicelast_img read more

Fearless mum braves Donegal’s rough seas to raise over €23,000

first_imgA Donegal-based mum braved the choppy waters of West Donegal to complete a hugely successful charity swim last weekend.Fiona Harrington (27) swam from Owey to Cruit Island on Saturday to raise money for the BUMBLEance children’s ambulance service.While she isn’t an experienced swimmer, Fiona ventured into the water for the 1km swim while her family and friends cheered her on. Speaking to Donegal Daily, Fiona admitted that she was a ‘bit sore’ the day after the swim but overwhelmed to raise more than €23,000 so far. Fiona Harrington’s charity swim from Owey-Cruit Island in aid of BUMBLEanceFiona Harrington’s charity swim from Owey-Cruit Island in aid of BUMBLEanceThe entire feat was inspired by Fiona and her partner Dwain Rodgers’ baby girl, Willow.Willow is seven months old and was born with a life-limiting condition called Smith-Lemli-Opitz.The birth defects caused by the disorder make travelling a huge challenge for the family. But the BUMBLEance service made Fiona and Dwain’s dreams come true in August when they helped them fly with Willow to Bere Island in Cork for a special visit to see Fiona’s parents.“Willow is on oxygen, a feeding tube and morphine. We would never have been able to drive to Cork ourselves. “BUMBLEance flew us from Carrickfinn Airport, which is just behind our house, to Kerry. Then they had a BUMBLEance for us on the runway and brought us to the ferry. It was so nice to bring her to my home. They made our dream come true.”Fiona, who is originally from Cork, was so amazed by the charity service that she wanted to do something to give back.She came up with the idea of an island-island swim, but never expected to raise so much money.So far, the total raised between online and offline donations is estimated at €23,000.Fiona Harrington’s charity swim from Owey-Cruit Island in aid of BUMBLEanceFiona said: “I can’t believe it. At the start, I only expected to get a thousand euro, maybe two.” Looking back on the swim, Fiona said that Saturday’s sea conditions were a challenge during the 40 minute journey.“It was a bit wavy out. I was definitely rougher than I thought it would be,” she said.“It took me a while to get into it at the start. We started on land and I had to swim out through a cove but there was a strong drag there.“I was joined by John Green from the Arranmore Fast Ferry and Judith, a woman from Belfast. “My dad was in a rib with the Arranmore Fast Ferry that came alongside us and he got in to swim beside me at the halfway point. And Dwain was in a rib on our other side taking photos.”Fiona Harrington’s charity swim from Owey-Cruit Island in aid of BUMBLEanceFiona had great support from the Arranmore Fast Ferry and said that she is thankful to every person who donated and helped with the charity swim.There is still time to donate and if you would like to support BUMBLEance, visit Fiona’s fundraising page here:https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/fiona-harrington3Fearless mum braves Donegal’s rough seas to raise over €23,000 was last modified: November 5th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Genetic Toolkit Manages Dangerous Tools with Safety Switch and Lockbox

first_imgLaymen appreciate scientists who can express complex concepts in everyday terms.  Here’s a good example from the Wistar Institute:Around the home, regularly used tools are generally kept close at hand: a can opener in a kitchen drawer, a broom in the hall closet.  Less frequently used tools are more likely to be stored in less accessible locations, out of immediate reach, perhaps in the basement or garage.  And hazardous tools might even be kept under lock and key.    Similarly, the human genome has developed a set of sophisticated mechanisms for keeping selected genes readily available for use while other genes are kept securely stored away for long periods of time, sometimes forever.  Candidate genes for such long-term storage include those required only for early development and proliferation, potentially dangerous genes that could well trigger cancers and other disorders should they be reactivated later in life.The article discusses how researchers at Wistar Institute found a two-molecule complex that governs how the chromatin that packages DNA will become either loosely organized or tightly condensed.  Some unknown switching mechanism determines how ASF1 will bind to one of two similar molecules, HIRA and CAF1, that determine the degree of tight packing:An unanticipated observation from the study centers on the region of association between the two molecules in the complex.  The researchers knew that one of the two molecules in the complex, called ASF1, associated with a particular molecular partner, HIRA, when directing assembly of the more condensed form of chromatin.  But it could also associate with a different partner, called CAF1, to shepherd assembly of the less condensed form of chromatin.    On closer study, the scientists discovered that HIRA and CAF1 have nearly identical structural motifs in the regions of interaction with ASF1.  This means that ASF1 can bind to one or the other molecular partner, but not to both.  In other words, the interaction is mutually exclusive: A kind of decision is made by ASF1 as to whether to guide the assembly process towards the more or less condensed forms of chromatin.  What determines the choice?  The relevant factors are unknown for now.However it works, it’s important: one researcher explained, “Appropriate packaging of the DNA in the cell nucleus is crucial for proper functioning of the cell and suppression of disease states, such as cancer.”  The research has been published online in Nature Structural and Molecular Biology.11Tang et al., “Structure of a human ASF1a-HIRA complex and insights into specificity of histone chaperone complex assembly,” Nature Structural and Molecular Biology, Oct. 2006, published online: 17 September 2006; doi:10.1038/nsmb1147.Good work, by scientists operating on design principles (whether they realize it or not).  There was no mention of evolution in the press release.  It would would seem, also, that evolutionary theory would be useless in tracking down the factors that determine which binding takes place.    You might not have realized that your genetic toolkit has power tools that are dangerous.  Just like you would lock up hunting rifles in a secure cabinet, so that they won’t be used for the wrong purpose, your genetic system has controlled procedures for locking up its dangerous equipment.  Most of the trillions of cells in your body get it right for decades, and even when there’s an accident, the body has other procedures for containing the damage.  It is mind-boggling that all this goes on without our conscious knowledge, so that we can be conscious, and gain knowledge.(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Survey Says Most iPhone Owners Download 10+ Apps

first_imgRole of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement In the mobile world, it’s been long established that applications are the key selling point for Apple’s iPhone. At the end of June the company reported a record 5.2 million iPhones sold in its third quarter – a 600% increase over the same time frame a year earlier. Steve Jobs was proud to announce that more than 1.5 billion applications had been downloaded from the App Store. Unsurprisingly, according to a new survey released by Compete, 72% of iPhone owners have downloaded 10 or more applications to their devices. Meanwhile, in comparison only 27% of Blackberry owners have downloaded 5 or more applications. The day I purchased my iPhone I’d already downloaded more than 10 applications. To deny this curiosity for new features seems strange. While Blackberry’s App World selection certainly doesn’t compete with Apple’s App Store, the company does offer free fan favorites like Facebook, Google Talk and Pandora. We were shocked by the Blackberry’s low application download numbers and as explained by Compete’s Danielle Nohe, it appears that the companies have remarkably different cultures. Said Nohe, “With the massive number of applications downloaded to date, the iPhone has taken an early lead in getting owners to adopt app functionality and make popular applications a part of their daily lives…Once users are hooked, they’re very unlikely to give up their device – that makes mobile the next can’t miss opportunity for marketers.”Compete affirms ReadWriteWeb’s statement that iPhone owners are embracing paid apps. The research company suggests that users prefer to pay less than $5 dollars per app with the most popular downloads being entertainment, gaming, music, social networking and weather applications. With the iPhone’s culture of app downloading, it’s obvious why developers covet the featured paid app spot in any one of these categories.The top free application in the App Store’s social networking category is Facebook and 71% of those surveyed reported accessing the site from their mobile device. Nevertheless, Twitter usage appeared remarkably lower than expected. Compete reports that 85% of smartphone owners still prefer to access Twitter from their computer rather than their mobile device. “Of the smartphone owners who do access Twitter via their phones, 41 percent use the application to keep track of what their friends are doing, 32 percent use the service to keep up with current events and 19 percent tweet from their handset to build a fan base or promote their company.” Given Facebook’s recent slew of Twitter-like features, and the fact that Twitter has no official mobile application, perhaps the microblogging site is seen as a redundancy amongst this group. Tags:#Apple#mobile#NYT#web dana oshiro Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Another interesting fact is that nearly half of the group was open to receiving location-based discounts and advertisements. Communities like Foursquare and Brightkite have already been exploring such ads as a revenue model. However, it will be interesting to see if they try to place their own ads or outsource the sponsorships to a location-based ad serving network. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Yahoo TV is a Paradigm Shift for Internet TV

first_imgThe only reservation we have is in the implementation – do we really want constant polls on our screen? Will the only real benefit be character context for your favorite sitcom and the ability to shop on the TV? We know this will be exciting for some, but we want to see this same capability used to provide context for breaking news, connect you with personalized recommendations for live content based on your browsing, or extra contextual data in the form of user-chosen information overlays. We wonder, from looking the example images, if Yahoo has the edge to pull this off or if it’s simply lighting the way for the real innovation. Just last week, for example, the Logitech Revue Google TV was jailbroken, opening up the platform to developers, the likes of which we expect to push the boundaries of Internet TV. We asked Yahoo about the developers and were told that this interactivity would only be available to pilot program partners, at least initially. Either way, it’s the first step in truly changing how we experience Internet TV. mike melanson Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Last week at the Consumer Electronics Show we got a sneak peek at the latest incarnation of Yahoo Connected TV and we were excited about what we saw: the first Internet TV device to bring passive and personalized Internet content to its users.Watching a boxing match? Cast a vote in an online poll on who’s going to stay upright and who’s hitting the mat. Checking out the shopping channel? Purchase items directly from the comfort of your sofa without pulling out the laptop. Yahoo Connected TV is about to change how we think of Internet TV forever… but is it edgy enough to really lead the pack?Yahoo is calling this new feature “broadcast interactivity” and says that it will “engage TV viewers like never before.” The program is slated to begin sometime during the first half of 2011 and will allow content providers to pair its regular TV content with interactive content like polls, little tidbits of information (think Pop-Up Video that can be changed in real time), shopping capabilities and more. The pilot program will begin with ABC, CBS, the Home Shopping Network, Showtime, Ford, Microsoft and Mattel as partners. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… So far, the majority of Internet TV has come in the form of content-providing apps like Netflix and other Web-based apps ported over for use, such as Twitter. The things is, the simple act of watching TV is left untouched with most current solutions. If you are watching cable, you’re almost untouchable. Your experience is no different from the average TV viewer, other than your ability to suddenly shift away and tweet or search for content without shifting screens. Yahoo TV’s “broadcast interactivity” represents a paradigm shift: As a user passively watches TV, they can be presented with the opportunity to interact according to the content they are watching and their personal profile. Yahoo says it is using a “sensing” technology to determine what content a user is watching, meaning that the content does not need to be live to be interactive. It could be recorded, broadcast, cable, or Internet delivered and the viewer will still be able to have an interactive experience. ReadWriteWeb’s CES Coverage:The Group Messaging App That Saved My Butt at CESWho Came Out On Top At CES?CES 2011: Will Twitter Sell or IPO? CEO Dick Costolo Says “Neither” A Valediction: Forbidding KeynotesCES 2011: Verizon Says It Can Handle the DataCES 2011: RealNetworks Steps Past Apple & Google to Offer Cloud-Based MusicSteve Ballmer Kicks Off CES 2011 [Updated]CES 2011: Mobile DTV Coming to an iPhone, iPad Near YouIn addition to serving up this sort of personalized content, the newest version of Yahoo TV will also give users the ability to push content from their iOS and Android devices directly to the TV screen. Until now, Yahoo TV has been available only as an integrated platform on a number of Internet-enabled TVs. Starting this year, Yahoo will also be releasing a D-Link device that will allow consumers to get Yahoo Connected TV for any HDMI TV.The big question is, with interactivity decided upon by the content provider, will a system like Yahoo Connected TV be the real “cable cutter”? Networks routinely block access to their streaming Web content on other Internet TV devices, but if they can pair interactive content, polling, advertising and other opportunities with streaming content, perhaps they will be able to loosen the reins.center_img Tags:#Internet TV#news#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts last_img read more

Sarovar dam-hit fishermen grapple with altering breeding patterns

first_imgHundreds of farmers, potters and fishermen from 178 villages that were submerged by the backwaters of the Narmada, marched to the office of the Narmada Valley Development Authority in Bhopal demanding rehabilitation and alternative employment on Saturday.Ever since the Sardar Sarovar dam downstream was filled to the brim, the Narmada has developed an erratic current and an unstable course, posing a challenge to fishermen in Madhya Pradesh. “When the backwaters swelled, the catch dwindled dramatically. And now, several species have become extinct in the river,” says Mansarovar Verma, 53, a fisherman of Chikhalda village in Barwani district. “We don’t want contractors from outside to take over water bodies. Local fishermen have a traditional right to them,” said Medha Patkar, of the Narmada Bachao Andolan, who led the rally and then staged a dharna with the protesters.Fall in catch “Water has entered forests, and dead leaves are detrimental to fish. Furthermore, garbage from submerged villages has caused a large-scale pollution of the river,” said Mr. Verma.He now catches 2-4 kg of fish a day, earning only up to ₹400 a day. Three months ago, he netted 8-10 kg, bringing home ₹1,000 a day. “We want compensation or land for the loss incurred. We don’t want to work for a fishing contractor, who’ll set terms for us,” he said. Earlier, a drop in the water level after the monsoon gave them an opportunity to cultivate muskmelon and watermelon on the river banks around the month of January. After the water level rose, this too became impossible. The government has opened 32 societies for fishermen in Dhar, Barwani and Khargone districts, which share the river’s banks, to dispel the fears about contractors taking over fishing. Several species, including ‘mahseer’, has gone extinct.last_img read more