LaVar Ball pulling son LaMelo out of SoCal high school

first_imgFire hits houses in Mandaluyong City MOST READ (L-R) Lavar Ball and LaMelo Ball look on from the audience during week eight of the BIG3 three on three basketball league at Staples Center on August 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFPLOS ANGELES — LaVar Ball is pulling his 16-year-old son LaMelo out of his Southern California high school to be home schooled and so he can be made into “the best basketball player ever.”LaVar told The Los Angeles Times that LaMelo, a junior, will leave Chino Hills High School on Tuesday so he will have fewer distractions and better focus.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Read Next LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cavaliers moving Love to center, Thompson to reserve role LaMelo is considered one of the nation’s top high school recruits and has committed to play at UCLA, where his brother Lonzo played last season. Lonzo is now a rookie with the Los Angeles Lakers and their brother, LiAngelo, will be a freshman at UCLA.LaMelo, who scored 92 points in a game for Chino Hills, will focus on playing for his father’s travel team, Big Baller Brand.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLaVar has grabbed attention over the past year with exaggerated claims and headline-grabbing antics. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Police: California school shooting took 16 seconds PLAY LIST 01:42Police: California school shooting took 16 seconds03:122 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self00:54Palace: Up to MTRCB, DFA chief to pull out ‘Abominable’ from cinemas01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City View commentslast_img read more

Texas A&M Football: This Awesome “Gig ‘Em” Cake Looks Too Good To Eat

first_imgA general view of Texas A&M fans at a game.COLLEGE STATION, TX – OCTOBER 08: Texas A&M Aggies fans cheer from the stands in the first half of their game against the Tennessee Volunteers at Kyle Field on October 8, 2016 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)College sports-themed celebratory cakes seem to be a hot trend. Lollie Houch of LollieCakes of Baytown, Tex., has gotten in on the act, and here’s a look at a gorgeous Texas A&M “Gig’em” cake she created.That looks incredible, almost too nice to eat. For good measure, Lollie also made some Aggie-related sugar cookies.Texas A&M cookies! Whoop! #lolliecakes #sugarcookies #tamu #a&m #whoop #gigemaggiesPosted by LollieCakes on Friday, June 12, 2015Aggie fans, if you’re in the mood for some baked goods, hit her up.last_img read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

first_imgSome of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,412.70, down 57.4 points).Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Down 1.59, or 12.22 per cent, to $11.42 on 69.36 million shares.Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH). Health care. Down $2.53, or 13.83 per cent, to $15.77 on 16.71 million shares.HEXO Corp. (TSX:HEXO). Health care. Down 89 cents, or 13.26 per cent, to $65.82 on 15.25 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Up nine cents, or 2.47 per cent, to $3.73 on 12.45 million shares.Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financials. Up 29 cents, or 1.39 per cent, to $21.15 on 8.28 million shares.Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED). Health care. Down $6.84, or 11.16 per cent, to $54.46 on 7.17 million shares.last_img

Province of BC files another lawsuit against Alberta turnoffthetaps law

first_imgVANCOUVER, B.C. – The British Columbia government has filed a second lawsuit against Alberta over its turn-off-the-taps legislation.A statement of claim filed in Federal Court on June 14 is similar to a document filed last month in Alberta’s Court of Queen’s Bench that alleges Alberta introduced the bill to inflict economic pain on B.C. by limiting the supply of petroleum products to the province.The claim says Alberta’s attorney general brought an application to have the action dismissed in the Court of Queen’s Bench on the grounds that B.C. has no standing to challenge laws created in the Alberta legislature and that the legal action is premature. The B.C. government says it believes the case can be heard in Alberta but if it is found not to have standing there, it wants the Federal Court to declare Alberta’s Preserving Canada’s Economic Prosperity Act unconstitutional.Alberta’s former NDP government passed the bill but it wasn’t proclaimed into law until after the United Conservative Party was elected earlier this year.[videopress xMiGyrnQ]last_img read more

Make permanent capital

first_imgGlobal trends in money management and business efficiency are a useful guide to build and scale Indian businesses, especially to increase the efficiency of capital usage. The one trend that has been in focus throughout the asset management industry, especially the private equity world, has been that of “permanent capital”. This is broadly defined as access to funds for long periods, instead of the usual seven to ten-year fund horizon that has been the norm in the private equity industry. Permanent capital funds focus less on existing investments in a defined period – and the emphasis is more on generating potential long-run investment returns. Also Read – A special kind of bondInvestors have generated permanent capital through a variety of strategies. Some large investors such as the likes of Blackstone, Apollo & KKR have utilised Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) to generate capital they can then invest strategically. Apollo has also generated permanent capital through investing and managing assets for a retirement solution focused annuity business called “Athene”, which, through its annuity business, generates significant cash that Apollo has utilised to generate returns. Also Read – Insider threat managementAccess to a constant pool of capital has helped boost returns for both the capital provider and capital allocator. The essential point to learn is that a higher degree of permanent capital allows businesses to access opportunities for longer time-periods, ride out periods of high market volatility and, most importantly, acquire assets at attractive valuations when rivals are unable to do so due to unfavourable market conditions or internal distress. The lessons and advantages from permanent capital apply as much to companies as they do to asset managers. The vital question businesses must ask is whether they are building sources of permanent capital or, even better, are they improving the stability of cash flows available to the business – especially with a view on the next market downturn. For a company or conglomerate, “permanency” of capital can be obtained through access to businesses that provide stable incoming cashflows. For instance, a firm focused on high-risk-return projects in the biosciences field must continuously evaluate whether it has a portfolio of royalty-generating patents that provide it with mission-critical capital inflows. As mentioned earlier, in market downturns, stable cash flows can help shield businesses from the adverse funding conditions and assist a company in acquiring valuable assets across the industry. Most importantly, the steady incoming cash flows that provide the permanency of capital can assist a firm in continuing to pursue the high-risk-return projects that may yield significant investment returns in the future. In a world where factors such as specialisation, patents and vertical integration can provide competitive advantages to firms, so can greater access to permanent capital. To frame the argument differently, firms that can have greater permanency to their capital or can unlock sources of permanent capital will have distinct advantages over their rivals. For companies to succeed through permanent capital vehicles (PCVs), whether through private company platforms or structures such as Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), the aim must be long-term value-creation and not just short-term capital raising. Creating market credibility through both efficient capital usage and managing investor relationships is vital. For businesses that are exceptional operators, PCVs are the avenue to partner with patient capital providers to generate value for all. For investors looking towards emerging markets such as India, PCVs are essential, especially in the context of relatively lesser secondary market liquidity, longer investment horizons for value generation and smaller size of debt capital markets. The utilisation of PCVs to hold on to investments longer for value creation could be a vital factor. However, it will be crucial that PCVs, when utilised by investors or companies to raise and manage capital, avoid the issues that have been prevalent in some cases. The focus must be on long-term value creation and not on capital “extraction”. Therefore, the PCVs must be structured to incentivise the operators to maximise long-term value and not focus on merely creating large investment vehicles to generate high fees. As the capital markets and businesses in India evolve, winners and losers in highly competitive markets will get determined by a variety of factors, including sources of funds. Both the quality and quantity of funding available will be one of the fundamental factors that determine long-term winners. Permanency of capital offers some essential insights into improving one’s competitiveness.(Taponeel Mukherjee heads Development Tracks, an infrastructure advisory firm. Views expressed are personal)last_img read more

Well Never Know Whether Stephen Curry Deserved To Be MVP And Thats

Up until his Golden State Warriors failed to mount a second-half comeback against the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday night, it had been a great week for Stephen Curry. Late Sunday, word leaked out that the Warriors’ guard would be named MVP for the 2014-15 NBA season, and Curry accepted the hardware Monday.Curry’s chief rival for the award, Houston’s James Harden, was reportedly disappointed over the outcome of the voting. It’s a completely understandable reaction: The best advanced metrics had Curry and Harden neck-and-neck in the MVP race for most of the season, so Curry’s big edge in first-place votes likely owes more to the Warriors’ incredible team record than any real difference between the two players. In fact, according to our wins above replacement (WAR) metric, Harden slightly edged Curry in value, 16.8 to 16.6.The truth is, we’ll never know which player really deserved the award … in part because a phrase like “most valuable” is very hard to quantify. Metrics are imperfect, probably to a much greater degree than any stathead would like to think. But one thing we can do to combat a false sense of certainty is assign probabilities to each player’s case for adding the most value. Along the way, we can also compare the results to past MVP races — for instance, how did Curry-over-Harden compare to other MVP decisions in history?To measure the uncertainty between a player’s measured WAR and his actual “talent” — that is, the number of WAR he would earn if we were omniscient and knew the exact contributions of every NBA player — we can look at the confidence interval around a player’s measured value.1In this case, since we need to use Statistical Plus/Minus (SPM) for historical seasons, I looked at the standard error between a player’s multi-year projected SPM talent and his Real Plus/Minus (RPM), a new metric that melds a player’s boxscore stats with his on-court influence over the team’s scoring margin. I then combined that with the standard error between RPM and “true talent” to estimate the probability that any given player had the league’s true best WAR in a given season. In turn, those confidence intervals can tell us the probability that a player was truly the most valuable (by WAR) in a given season.This year, Harden was the most likely “true” WAR leader — but with a mere 22 percent probability of being the best. In the past 37 NBA seasons,2The 1978-79 season is the earliest for which this calculation can be run. this year is the seventh most uncertain in terms of whether a WAR leader was actually the league’s true most valuable player. Meanwhile, Curry came in third this season with a 12 percent probability of being the true best player in the league (the Clippers’ Chris Paul was sandwiched between Harden and Curry at 19 percent).In some ways, 12 percent is very low probability. Since 1978-79, only 12 players have won the award with less certainty that they actually produced the league’s greatest value. But the 2014-15 season also featured an unusually wide-open MVP race. Kevin Durant, last year’s winner and the presumptive favorite going into this season, missed 55 games with injuries and only recorded 4.5 WAR. And LeBron James, who’d been projected as the league’s best player on a per-minute basis every season between 2005-06 and 2013-14, produced his lowest WAR (13.1) since his rookie season — yet still had a 9 percent probability of being the true best player in the NBA. And that’s without even getting into the cases to be made for Russell Westbrook (9 percent probability of being the best) or Anthony Davis (4 percent).On the other hand, the gap between Harden and Curry’s odds of being the best player was just 10 percentage points. Excluding the 17 seasons since 1978-79 in which the most likely true WAR leader was also named MVP, that’s the sixth-smallest gap between any MVP and that season’s leader in “true best player” probability:By that standard, Curry’s win was a far cry from past miscarriages of MVP justice, such as Michael Jordan losing out to Magic Johnson in 1988-89 despite Jordan having a 55 percent probability of being the league’s true best player — the second-highest “best player” certainty of any season since 1978-79, trailing only James’s 66 percent mark in 2009-10.Conversely, there was no such certainty in a season like 2014-15, where several of the usual MVP suspects were absent from the front of the race. In such a situation, you can’t really go wrong (or, perhaps, you can’t really go right) no matter which MVP you choose. read more

Dominant defense leads Ohio State womens basketball over Wisconsin 8761

OSU senior guard Ameryst Alston (14) dribbles the ball during a game against Northwestern on Jan. 28 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorThe surging Ohio State women’s basketball team (18-4, 10-1) handled a struggling Wisconsin team (6-15, 2-9) with a suffocating defensive performance Thursday night to keep the train running smoothly into the highly anticipated matchup with No. 5 Maryland on Monday.Coming into the matchup against the Badgers, the Buckeyes had won 13 of their last 14 games overall. The 87-61 victory pushed No. 7 OSU’s home winning streak to 11 games, while the Badgers have now dropped nine of their last 10 games overall.OSU coach Kevin McGuff said he was satisfied with the way each member of the team immediately found their individual roles and contributed in the contest.“We had good communication, good concentration, good effort,” McGuff said. “Everybody (that) came off the bench knew exactly what we were in. They were locked in and focused.”The Scarlet and Gray started the game off slow, plagued by poor shooting. But that all changed with a little over two minutes left in the first quarter. The Buckeyes scored 11 of their 19 first-quarter points in that short amount of time, aided by a trio of 3-pointers.The momentum OSU created carried over into the second period. The Buckeyes quickly jumped out to a double-digit lead and started to step it up on defense. The lead blossomed to 20 points midway through the quarter, but a late surge pushed the Badgers back to a 13-point deficit at the break.In the opening half, senior guard Ameryst Alston led the way for OSU with 12 points, while junior forward Shayla Cooper added 10 points along with seven rebounds. The nation’s third-leading scorer, sophomore guard Kelsey Mitchell, was held to only three points in the first half but found other ways to help her team out. For the Badgers, Cayla McMorris and Michala Johnson each put in eight points.While the Buckeyes held a steady lead at the break, they saw the opportunity to put the game away early with a lopsided third quarter, and did just that.“The third quarter was as good a defensive quarter as we’ve had probably all year,” McGuff said.The Buckeyes held Wisconsin to only seven points in the entire third period, pressuring the Badgers into shooting only 18.2 percent from the field. Using the full-court press to their advantage, the Buckeyes put together a lockdown team effort throughout the 10 minutes.When the final buzzer sounded, the Buckeyes headed off the floor with heads held high. Alston was the leading scorer for OSU with 21 points, while Mitchell, who had a strong second half shooting the ball, added 16. Cooper earned her sixth double-double of the season with 16 points and 10 rebounds, as well.Nine different OSU players saw the floor, eight of whom scored in the game, displaying an ability and a willingness to get everyone involved.“I think that’s what’s so special about our team. We have so many different aspects (and) a lot of us can contribute,” Alston said. “It’s always great to see (different) people out there playing.”Continuing Big Ten play, the streaking Buckeyes are scheduled to take on Maryland at home Monday, which is scheduled for a 9 p.m. tipoff. read more

Womens Volleyball Ohio State faces Michigan State Maryland for second time

Ohio State sophomore middle blocker Jordan Fry (11) and sophomore setter Becca Mauer (1) block the ball on Sunday, Oct. 14 at St. John’s Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State beat Michigan State in 3 matches. Credit: Claire Kudika | Assistant Design EditorFor its second time this season, the Ohio State women’s volleyball team will face Michigan State (15-12, 3-11 Big Ten) and Maryland (15-11, 6-8 Big Ten) this week. The Buckeyes will travel to East Lansing, Michigan, on Wednesday and return home Saturday to host Maryland for Ohio State’s senior night.The Buckeyes will honor senior setter Olivia Dailey and senior outside hitter Audra Appold after the match against Maryland. Ohio State will also honor former Ohio State volleyball players Jasmine Koonts and Taylor Hughes. The Buckeyes swept Michigan State in their last match and are seeking redemption against Maryland after their 3-2 setback earlier in the season. Michigan State is on a seven-match losing streak, five of which were hard-fought battles against nationally ranked teams. Despite those losses, head coach Geoff Carlston anticipates the Spartans to be stronger than they have been in the past. “They got everyone back and they’re playing better,” Carlston said. “We were a different team when we played them. We had Audra (Appold) and Madison (Smeathers) both healthy, so we’ll be different, and they’ll be different.”Maryland freshman libero Allegra Rivas was awarded Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week last week,  currently ranking No. 6 in the conference with an average of 4.54 digs per set this season. Sophomore setter Nicole Alford also records 9.91 assists per set. The Buckeyes have dropped their past six matches.  “Once we get to 20 points we need to get better at stepping on the gas a little more,” Dailey said.Carlston plans to use scrimmage time to practice exactly that. “We’ll do a lot of stuff at 20-20 and try to play those games because we do it all the time anyway,” Carlston said. “We just need to keep establishing our personality and confidence in those moments as best as we can.”The Buckeyes will face Michigan State at 7 p.m. on Wednesday and Maryland at 7 p.m. on Saturday at St. John Arena. read more

Sergio Aguero signs a new oneyear deal at Man City

first_imgManchester City have announced that Sergio Aguero has a signed one-year contract extension that will keep him at the club until 2021The Argentine striker became City’s all-time record goalscorer last season and moved past the 200-goal mark in last month’s Community Shield win against Chelsea.Aguero had previously stated that he wishes to return to boyhood club Independiente once his original deal expired in 2020.But the prospect of reaching a decade with City ultimately proved too good to turn down.“I am happy for this additional year,” Aguero told CityTV.“My idea was being here for 10 years. I’ve been here for seven years, it’s going to be 10 when the contract expires.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“Hopefully, that’s going to happen. This was the main reason I signed.”Director of football Txiki Begiristain said: “We are delighted that Sergio is extending his stay at Manchester City,”“He has been so important to this Club since his arrival in 2011 and he remains at the forefront of what we are want to achieve in the coming years.“We are fortunate to have had one of the best strikers in the world at our club for so many years and I’m sure our supporters will be thrilled with this news.”Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva, Nicolas Otamendi and Gabriel Jesus have all signed contract extensions at the Etihad Stadium over the past year.Aguero has managed 204 goals and 60 assists in 299 games across all competitions for City since his arrival from Atletico Madrid in 2011.last_img read more

Bernardo Silva kept quiet to which Manchester club he was signing

first_imgThe Portuguese midfielder was heavily linked to Manchester United in May 2017, and on the plane to the English city he didn’t say who he was signing forIn May 2017 Portuguese midfielder Bernardo Silva left French Ligue 1 side Monaco in order to play in the English Premier League.He was heavily linked with a move to Manchester United, with many people saying he will understand fellow countrymen manager Jose Mourinho without a problem.But Silva kept quiet because only he knew he was going to join the Red Devils rivals Manchester City.“There was a guy on the plane who thought I was going to Man United. He was a United fan. I didn’t tell him he was wrong,” he told The Sun.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“But, yeah, a lot of people didn’t know where I was going.”“I heard about the interest and I’ve friends at United. One of the physios there was with me at Monaco,” he added.“The manager, of course, is Portuguese and I’ve met him around.”“Victor Lindelof — we were in the same year in Benfica. Nemanja Matic, I trained with him in Benfica, so I know a few players,” he said.“But if I have to be precise, the only official offer my agent got was the one from City.”last_img read more

German striker Werner Laments reason for inability of team to score

first_imgGerman striker Timo Werner believes that the inability of their team to strike into the net is really harming them.Acknowledging that the German team played well in the game against the Netherlands, but was defeated 3-0 in that Saturday evening match, Werner also accepted that the win is a “real kick in the teeth.”A #NationsLeague nightmare in Amsterdam. #DieMannschaft #NEDGER— Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) October 13, 2018“We played very well at the start and created a lot of chances. We let Holland do all the running, created chances down the wings and through the middle and did everything we wanted to, Werner said as quoted by”“Then this corner came in like a torpedo and all of a sudden they have scored. That was a real kick in the teeth.”Timo Werner signs a new four-year deal with RB Leipzig Andrew Smyth – August 25, 2019 Timo Werner has put an end to the growing doubts over his future by signing a new four-year contract with RB Leipzig.“We tried everything in the second half and also had our chances, but we just couldn’t put them away. Then we were open at the back and get caught on the break. We showed that we haven’t just forgotten how to play football. Converting chances is our biggest issue. We need to score goals. Our heads have all dropped, but we can beat France.”It is not on record that Germany ever lost to their opponents by three or more goals but Ronald Koeman’s side grabbed an overwhelming success in Amsterdam as Virgil van Dijk’s first-half header was added to by last-minute strikes from Memphis Depay and Georginio Wijnaldum.Huge result for @OnsOranje! 🧡Most exciting players in this Dutch side?#NationsLeague— UEFA Nations League (@UEFAEURO) October 13, 2018last_img read more

San Diego County Sheriffs volunteer units

first_imgSan Diego County Sheriff’s volunteer units KUSI Newsroom, April 12, 2019 Updated: 5:43 PM Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom Posted: April 12, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – April is National Volunteer Month and there are an estimated 2,000 volunteers in the Sheriff’s Department.They give their time, expertise and knowledge serving in the law enforcement, court services and detention services bureaus, according to officials.To learn about volunteer opportunities with the Sheriff’s Department and how you can apply, visit 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settingslast_img read more

Alaska SeaLife Center Celebrates Twenty Year Anniversary

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Sealife Center in Seward is celebrating its 20th anniversary, and hosting a celebration, offering monthly promotions, and opening a new exhibit showcasing the past 20 years at the Center. Alaska SeaLife Center President and CEO, Dr. Tara Riemer: “As we reflect on the past twenty years, we are thankful for our donors, members, and supporters who help make what we do possible. We look forward to continuing our mission work for years to come.” The ASLC will be hosting a celebration on May 20, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,  with several activities planned. Including the recently opened exhibit highlighting the past, present, and future of ASLC. A new attraction at the center in the ‘Grotto’ octopus exhibit  the center’s octopus named Gilligan, has raised about 100 eggs into hatchlings with more to come, and they are visible for visitors.center_img The ASLC opened its doors on May 2, 1998 and has been generating and sharing scientific knowledge of Alaska’s unique marine ecosystems ever since. In a release from ASLC, the concept for the center began over 20 years ago, with the initial vision by Seward community leaders. Sparked by the impact of the 1989 oil spill, a group of concerned citizens and researchers formed the Seward Association for the Advancement of Marine Science,  non-profit corporation.last_img read more

Unofficial Results Micciche Carpenter Win General Election

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享With all precincts reporting in on the Kenai Peninsula the Division of Elections has released the unofficial results for House Districts 29 – 31, and Senate District O. Incumbent Senator Peter Micciche held a sizable lead throughout Tuesday night taking 65.74% of the total votes for Senate District O. Two write in candidates Ron Gillham and Willow King were among the 34.26% of total write in votes. Carpenter: “Getting out and talking to people might sound scary to some, but it really is fun. I do enjoy getting out and conversing and learning about people. This process hasn’t been as scary as some people might think it would be.”  Sen. Micciche: “Really want to thank the people of District O for the turnout, for what looks like a very positive outcome. We are grateful, it was a tough race, very negative. I certainly hope those folks will reach out and be willing to talk with me going forward.” Vance: “I’m feeling quite confident that the people have spoken. District 31 is not just Homer, and I plan to bring a fuller representation to the district than what they’ve had in the past.”  Political newcomer Sarah Vance took the lead over incumbent Representative Paul Seaton for District 31.  Vance ended the evening with 58.52% of the total votes. Gary Knopp ran unopposed for reelection to House District 30. He ended the night with 94.28% of the votes in the district. For House District 29, Ben Carpenter also maintained a sizable lead against Shawn Butler. Carpenter ended the night with 70.83% of the total votes. The state will count absentee and other uncounted ballots a week after Election Day. A final count will be done by November 21. Elections officials hope to certify the results by November 23, according to the DOE.last_img read more

Mediaspectrum Debuts iPad App Creator

first_imgThese days, it seems like a new magazine-related mobile app is launched every day. Now, publishers that are looking to enter or re-enter Apple’s iPad application market now have another tool for creating them. Mediaspectrum formally debuted Adrenalin a tool for creating customized apps for the iPad Tuesday at the DEMO technology event in Silicon Valley.Mediaspectrum, which has previously offered advertising and content management services through its Cloud Computing Platform, says Adrenalin allows publishers to create branded apps that include customized a icon, splash screen and logo. Publishers can select fonts, colors and content categories. The app creator, with what it calls the Replica+ News Reader, also enables publishers to recreate the “exact look and feel” of their print publications. Those replications can be enhanced with additional photos, video and video advertisements.Publishers’ content is managed by the Adrenalin CMS, Mediaspectrum says. Content is fed into the CMS directly from XML/RSS feeds. Like other apps, once a consumer downloads the publisher’s app from the Apple iTunes store, Adrenalin automatically updates the content based on a frequency determined by the publisher.In addition, Adrenalin features an integrated ad sales system that allows advertisers, agencies and internal sales teams to directly schedule, target and manage the delivery of ad content. “Adrenalin leverages the same back end, mission critical content and advertising solutions that power some of the world’s largest media companies,” says Mediaspectrum marketing and product strategy vice president Jay Cody. “It has massive functionality, is massively scalable and is capable of running their entire business.” The Adrenalin system also offers a subscription management option. Instead of charging users a one-time fee to download their app, publishers using Adrenalin can offer subs from within the app. Mediaspectrum says it is currently working with publishers but because those deals are still in early stages it would not disclose which ones. According to Cody, Adrenalin targets publishers of all sizes. Pricing will vary depending on the components a publisher selects.Here’s a video demo:last_img read more

Subaru teases its new Genevabound concept the Viziv Adrenaline

first_imgEnlarge ImageThe Viziv Adrenaline concept from Subaru is giving us strong crossover vibes. Subaru Subaru announced on Tuesday its plan to release the next in its Viziv line of concept vehicles at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show in March.This latest Viziv is called the Adrenaline, and while Subaru isn’t giving us much to go on with this dark little teaser image, it does look like it might be sportier than previous Viziv concepts.Last year’s Viziv Tourer concept was teased in much the same way and ended up being a handsome and aggressive wagon that made everyone here at Roadshow pine for the days of the WRX STi wagon.The Viziv Adrenaline teaser smacks of crossover, but if it’s half as aggressive a crossover as the Tourer was a wagon, then maybe it’s a peek at the faster Forester of our dreams (and dreams only, until they stop selling so well, according to Subaru).In any case, Subaru says that we can expect to see the Viziv Adrenaline concept in all of its glory on March 5 at 10:45 a.m. Central European Time, or 4:45 a.m. ET. Until then, you Subaru fans will have to satiate yourselves by feverishly commenting on speculative NASIOC threads. Post a comment Subaru Mar 8 • VW is still ‘100 percent’ investigating a pickup truck for the US reading • Subaru teases its new Geneva-bound concept, the Viziv Adrenaline Geneva Motor Show 2019 Subaru 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better • Share your voice 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous See All Apr 17 • The 2020 Jaguar XE gets its first major visual refreshcenter_img Concept Cars Car Industry More From Roadshow Mar 7 • The Ferrari F8 Tributo is the last of the nonhybrid V8s Mar 7 • New Peugeot 208 debuts i-Cockpit with 3D HUD Combo dashboard 0 2019 Subaru Forester Touring: Granola never looked so good Geneva Motor Show 2019 56 Photos Tags 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger valuelast_img read more

Jamos 200 S 803 speakers belt out deeply satisfying bass

first_img Tags Post a comment 0 Share your voice The Jamo Studio S 803 speakers put out the base. Jamo I’ve been writing about audio for more than 20 years, but this is my first Jamo speaker review. I waited too long, and the Studio Series S 803 stuck me as a great place to start. Right away these midsize speakers made outsize bass — they rock! Better yet, the price is right. They list for $299 a pair in the US, but you won’t have to try very hard to find them selling for $199 a pair. (We’ve seen them for £239 in the UK and AU$500 in Australia.)  The front panel hosts a 1-inch (25mm) soft dome tweeter set in a waveguide and a 5-inch (127mm) aluminized polyfiber woofer, and a slot bass port. Impedance is rated at 8 ohms. The S 803 comes in black, white and walnut vinyl finishes, and magnetically attached cloth grilles are included. The cabinet measures 13.9 by 7.5 by 9.9 inches (353 by 191 by 252mm).s-8-atm-3Jamo’s optional S8 ATM Dolby Atmos Module height channel speaker, which sits atop the S 803 speaker. Jamo The S 803’s rear panel connectivity is out of the ordinary. While there are two sets of speaker cable connectors, they’re not for biwiring or biamping. The top set of connectors are provided for use with the optional Jamo S8 ATM Dolby Atmos Module height channel speakers ($145, £199 per pair) that attach to the S 803 speakers’ top panels. The modules might make sense for S 803 buyers with multichannel home theaters using Jamo’s S 81 center speaker ($150, £156), and the J 10 subwoofer ($399, £307). I used two amps with the S 803 speakers, first the Emotiva BasX A-100 ($249) and later the downright tiny Dayton Audio DTA Pro ($143), and both sounded great on all of my listening tests.Disclosure: CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page.See the Jamo S 803 on AmazonListening to the S 803The S 803 doesn’t blend into the background. Jamo engineers didn’t go for a neutral tonal balance — it’s a bright and bass-rich speaker. As I listened, I tamed some of the brightness by popping on the included grilles. I also cut the brightness down with judicious use of the DTA Pro’s tone controls. Bass is positively big and bold, though definition is on the soft side of neutral. The harder-rocking tunes on Son Volt’s Notes of Blue album lit up the S 803s. Yes, they can party.dsc6409The Jamo S 803 rear panel hosts two sets of connectors, the top one is for use with the optional S8 ATM Dolby Atmos Module height channel speakers, the bottom set for the S 803. Steve Guttenberg/CNET Reggae tunes demonstrated the S 803s’ gung-ho aptitude for bass, and when I pumped up the DTA Pro’s bass control, the Studio One Dancehall Selection album throbbed with gusto. Ditto for Beck’s Odelay (I forgot how great that album is). Legendary jazz drummer Max Roach’s 1980s all-percussion album M’Boom’s hard hitting dynamics were mighty impressive for a such a small speaker. Australian singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin’s auspicious debut album Don’t Let the Kids Win sounds too bright on most speakers, and it certainly did here on the S 803. I found that held true for a lot of pop and rock music on these speakers, and while stereo imaging was spacious, focus and detail were just average.For my stereo home theater listening sessions I was perfectly happy with S 803s when I watched the terrific First Man about astronaut Neil Armstrong. The sound mix was truly enveloping in an early scene when the astronauts are attempting the first docking maneuver with another spacecraft. The S 803s speakers projected a huge, room-filling sound of the spacecraft’s creaking metal, beeping controls and the astronauts’ breathing. My heart was racing!The Jamo Studio Series S 803s are contenders, but if you have room for small tower speakers, the $228-a-pair Dayton Audio MK442T speakers have even better bass, with richer midrange and sweeter treble. Watch for my review coming soon. The Audiophiliac Test your music system with these great rock tracks 22 Photos Speakers Home Entertainmentlast_img read more

Hyundais cockpit of the future involves massive steering wheel screens

first_img Hyundai More From Roadshow Preview • 2020 Hyundai Sonata first drive: An attractive and compelling midsize sedan Post a comment Hyundai More about 2020 Hyundai Sonata Tags Hyundai’s jumbo compact sedan communes with Google Share your voice 2020 Hyundai Sonata first drive: An attractive and compelling midsize sedan News • 2020 Hyundai Sonata reveals striking new design ahead of New York Auto Show 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT N Line review: A legit compact performer 0 If you’ve been in any number of new cars in the past year or so, you might marvel at how many screens automakers have been able to jam into ’em. Now, Hyundai’s looking at a place for additional screens that, until now, has been relegated to the realm of concept cars.Hyundai on Tuesday unveiled its latest study on the future of the cockpit. In addition to more clever layouts for screens in traditional locations, like the gauge cluster and dashboard center stack, the automaker has also added two large touchscreens to either side of a steering wheel. It’s presenting the concept in a Euro-spec Hyundai i30 hatchback.Most steering wheels have buttons that let you control features such as the radio volume or which screen is displayed on the gauge cluster. But Hyundai’s steering wheel screens remove those static buttons in favor of something more dynamic, allowing the owner to select what functions will appear on the steering wheel. The screens are loaded with haptic feedback to ensure button presses are accurate without too much distraction.Enlarge ImageIf this did make it to production, Hyundai would have to sandwich an airbag in there, too. Hyundai That’s not the only clever bit of tech Hyundai has in its study. It also has what it calls a Multi-Layer Display in the gauge cluster. While some screens convey depth using visual tricks, Hyundai’s gauge cluster comprises two separate screens that are placed 6 millimeters apart from each other. It gives the gauge cluster more visual depth, and according to Hyundai, it reduces distraction by placing the most important information on the foremost screen.Customization like this has grown in importance over the last few years. As AI voice assistants and app integration grow in prevalence, there’s been an increased focus on being able to customize a telematics layout to give the driver exactly what they want and nothing that they don’t. These screens could theoretically be linked to a user profile, so each time a different driver enters the vehicle, everything is laid out to their personal specifications.Of course, being a concept, Hyundai hasn’t said if or when this type of cockpit will make it to production. But it’s all part of a larger in-depth study of new-car interiors and how automakers can reduce distraction while boosting the technology behind the scenes. Auto Tech Future Carslast_img read more

OPEC to stick to policy of not limiting production says Iraqs oil

first_imgOPEC will stick to its decision on 4 December to maintain a policy of not limiting production, despite the drop in global prices, Iraq’s oil minister said on Sunday, adding that any output reduction aimed at boosting prices would have to be coordinated with non-members.”‎We are in a real world, OPEC is not the only producer or the only player. So we have to see what the decisions of others should be – Russia and the United States and other producers,” Adel Abdul Mahdi told Reuters on the sidelines of an Arab oil producers’ meeting in Cairo.”OPEC can’t take a unilateral decision, for example, to cut production and others … raise production. Either we all go to cut production to really defend prices or we have to wait and see,” he said in an interview.”We can’t repeat those old experiences of OPEC and then lose both, lose production and the prices. Because now many other producers are capable of really raising their production … We are sticking (with the 4 December decision).”Global oil prices tumbled after the members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) failed on 4 December to agree to a ceiling on their oil production, which has already been running at near record levels since last year in an attempt to drive higher-cost producers such as US shale drillers out of the market.In addition new supplies are likely to hit the market next year as Iran ramps up production after sanctions are lifted, creating fears of a growing supply glut.Front-month Brent crude futures [O/R] closed at below $37 a barrel on Friday.Abdul-Mahdi said he hoped oil prices would rebound but he did not “think it will be tomorrow.””We can see that the price doesn’t correspondent with the cost in most oil fields. ‎This is not logical,” he said.KURDISH EXPORTSMeanwhile in Iraq a deal on oil exports from Iraq’s Kurdish region had yet to be reached, Abdul-Mahdi said, reiterating the Baghdad central government’s opposition to Erbil selling its oil directly instead of delivering it to Iraq’s state oil marketing firm SOMO.”We are still in a standstill … We are waiting for real discussions with our brothers in Kurdistan,” he said.The Kurdistan Regional Government began bypassing Baghdad and exporting oil directly in 2014, following a dispute with the federal government about its share of the budget. It is currently exporting more than 500,000 barrels per day (bpd).”If they deliver oil, they will have the 17%, if they don’t they will not have the 17%,” he said, referring to the portion of the federal budget allocated to the Kurdish authority in exchange for its oil.He also said that Baghdad’s discussions with international oil companies operating in the south over revising the terms of their service agreements were heading in a good direction.”We received some reduction in costs from the IOCs. We are still discussing. The IOCs presented some suggestions… We are nearer to each other than before,” he said.”We have to put some incentives there for the IOCs but we also want them to bear responsibilities when the price is down and also we both be responsible on reducing the cost.”last_img read more