Gilas nearly pays price for playing ‘bad game’ vs Thais

first_imgRay Parks of the Philippines soars for an easy layup during their match against Thailand in the men’s basketball competition of the 29th Southeast Games late Sunday at the MABA Stadium in Kuala Lumpur. The Filipinos won, 81-74. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOKUALA LUMPUR — It was a close call for Gilas Pilipinas as it barely escaped hard-fighting Thailand late Sunday night.Even the big Filipino crowd was shellshocked as the Thais made the Filipinos work doubly hard for the victory in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games basketball opener.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC The nailbiter, according to Gilas cadets coach Jong Uichico, “was a bad game for us.”The Philippines, still brimming with talent despite being a watered down version of the Fiba Asia Gilas squad simultaneously playing in Lebanon, made just 6-of-30 three-point shot attempts, and gave away 19 offensive rebounds which the Thais gamely took advantage.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 shutoutIn the most trying times — the final four minutes of the match that saw a capacity crowd at MABA Stadium — Uichico was telling his team “make some adjustments, try not to give second chance points and make the basket.”He cited first-game jitters for the weak stand against a team that the Philippines would normally bury in double-digit leads from the opening buzzer to the end. Filipino basketball officials said there is little chance Belo will be allowed to play at all, although he showed up in plain clothes and sat on the Philippine bench.RELATED VIDEORavena on scare vs Thais: ‘We didn’t expect we would play that bad’6.1K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games No break for Huelgas, Mangrobang with their eyes set on Tokyo 2020 The absence of Mac Belo and that Christian Standhardinger, who just arrived from Beirut, Lebanon after playing in the Fiba Asia Cup, wasn’t able to practice with the team also didn’t help the Cadets.“And for one, Mac Belo wasn’t able to play,” added Uichico. “And here comes the guy (Standhardinger) who came from Lebanon, never practiced with the team.”He lauded the Fil-German naturalized player for scoring 15 points and providing a power in the paint.“But the guy came from Fiba Asia and he’s playing 20 minutes and we have Belo practicing with the team for last nine days and all of the sudden he can’t play,” said Uichico. “That just mixed up my rotation.”Belo wasn’t included in the initial lineup due to an injury, but when he was given the green light to play, SEAG organizers refused to allow him, demanding proof that he indeed got injured.ADVERTISEMENT Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LATEST STORIES Read Next View commentslast_img read more

Chinese tennis needs to ‘grow up,’ says Li Na

first_imgBSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Hopes were high when Peng Shuai reached the 2014 US Open semi-finals, shortly after Li’s retirement, and Zhang Shuai won her second Guangzhou Open title this year.Wu Yibing also became China’s first boys Grand Slam singles champion at last month’s US Open. But nobody has consistently challenged at the highest levels.In Wuhan, five Chinese women were in the main draw but Wang Qiang was the only one to reach the third round — the best ever performance by a home player in the tournament.Peter McNamara, Wang’s Australian coach, said the high expectations created by Li’s career were a problem for Chinese players.“I think it’s very intimidating having such a great player and champion who did raise the bar to a level that’s pretty hard to get to,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “I never bring it up, about trying to reach her heights.”Maverick or modest?Li was always a special case for Chinese tennis, as she took the maverick step of breaking away from state control to forge her career on her own terms.The 35-year-old said that modesty, a typical trait of Chinese culture, could be holding players back. Peng is currently the top ranked Chinese player at 24, with Zhang at 26.“They always say ‘Oh, I’m not so good’ but for the sport you have to show all of the world (you are good),” Li said.World number one Garbine Muguruza also said she found Chinese players “very respectful on the court… very quiet”, in contrast to Li, who she described as having great “intensity”.Fabrice Chouquet, Wuhan co-tournament director, told AFP that tennis in China was in the middle of a transition between two generations.“We have a solid number one and two here,” he said, referring to Peng and Zhang. “And behind them a younger generation of players that is really going to come up.”Wang Qiang is part of that new crop, says McNamara, and has yet to reach her full potential.“My girl is a baby. She’s 25 but she’s 20 as a tennis player,” he said. “This is the thing about Chinese players, they mature late.” Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters 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 Move over Neymar: how rugby players hope to change Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Li Na. AFP FILE PHOTOLi Na said she’s sorry Chinese tennis has not moved on more since her retirement, as the country’s fruitless search for a new champion continues.Li’s two Grand Slam titles set the bar extremely high for her fellow Chinese, who have laboured in vain to match her trail-blazing achievements.ADVERTISEMENT Chinese tennis success has mainly come from women, with Wu’s victory in New York an anomaly. While there are five Chinese women in the top 100 and 11 in the top 200, the top Chinese man is 220-ranked Wu Di.McNamara said the divide could also be explained by culture in the country of the one-child policy, where sons are highly prized.“Boys get it fairly easy. Girls don’t,” he said, adding: “They fight very hard, the girls.“You can see their mentality on the court. They will go to untold lengths to improve.”center_img Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  MOST READ The contrast was laid bare at last week’s Wuhan Open, where Li received a rock-star welcome during a brief appearance, but none of the Chinese players went beyond the third round.Following her rapturous reception in Wuhan, her home city, Li said she was disappointed that China hadn’t found a new star to love since she stepped off tour in 2014.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 shutout“Actually, I didn’t like (that) people always remember me,” said Li, who won the French Open in 2011 and the Australian Open in 2014. “That means Chinese tennis didn’t grow up.”“(When) I decided to retire, I was thinking next day (new Chinese winners) would come,” she added. 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

Former Ohio State football players Travis Howard Nathan Williams hoping to shine

The seniors of the Ohio State football team did not get to finish their career by playing in a bowl game, but some will have the opportunity to play in postseason all-star games in an effort to improve their stock for the 2013 NFL Draft.Two former Buckeyes, cornerback Travis Howard and defensive end Nathan Williams, will have that opportunity at the East-West Shrine Game Saturday.Howard and Williams are among a select group of college football players projected as potential NFL draft selections who were invited to St. Petersburg, Fla., to make an impression on NFL scouts, coaches and executives. The players practiced in front of NFL personnel Monday through Thursday, and the week culminates with Saturday’s game.Howard said the opportunity has been a “great experience overall” thus far.“It’s just a tremendous game to be a part of,” Howard said. “Just to go out there and just to showcase your talent … it’s definitely a great feeling. You can definitely see where you stand out at and see if you fit in with certain guys at certain positions.”Williams, who returned to play 10 games as a fifth-year senior after missing the entire 2011 season due to microfracture surgery on his right knee, said it was an honor just to get invited to the Shrine Game.“I feel very blessed to even be considered to be with all these guys, all these great players here,” Williams said.Williams played defensive end for the Buckeyes last season but began his OSU career as a linebacker. He said he has played as both a middle and outside linebacker this week and thinks he has impressed scouts with his versatility.“It’s been great to get back behind the line and kind of have everything develop in front of you, and to have those big bodies take up gaps,” Williams said.Williams said he believes he is best suited to play linebacker at the next level.“I think I’m best at being a linebacker for sure because of my body type and my versatility as far as rushing the passer and pass coverage responsibilities go,” Williams said. “Hopefully I get to a team that knows where they can have a position for me … I just know that whatever team gets me is going to have a great one and hopefully I make the most of my opportunities.”Howard also said he believes he has made a positive impression on those in attendance this week.“I’ve been getting a lot of great looks and making great plays on the ball and been talking to a lot of scouts,” Howard said. “There’s been a lot of interest (from NFL teams) … A lot of scouts said they love that I was there to compete and make plays on the ball.”Williams and Howard both have the ultimate goal of making it to the NFL, and are considered possible late-round selections in April. NFLDraftScout.com currently projects Howard as a sixth- or seventh-round pick as the 29th-best cornerback in the draft class, while DraftCountdown.com ranks Williams as the No. 18 outside linebacker in the draft.Howard said one of his greatest takeaways from the week has been the opportunity to work with Al Harris, who played cornerback in the NFL for 14 seasons and is the cornerbacks coach for the West squad this week.“He did so many tremendous things as an NFL player,” Howard said. “He told us so much stuff within these three days that we’ve been here, just little things just to elevate your game.”Most of the week has revolved around football, whether that be performing on the field or meeting with and learning from NFL personnel off the field, but Williams and Howard both said one of the most valuable experiences of Shrine Game week was visiting the Shriners Hospital for Children – for which the game was created to benefit – in Tampa, Fla.“Having a day with those kids … when you do things like that, it really opens up your eyes and makes you realize just how blessed and how thankful you are to be in a position where you are as a person,” Williams said. “Going to the hospital and playing with those kids … it was a lot of fun.”The Shrine Game is set to kick off at 4 p.m. Saturday at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., and will be televised on NFL Network.Former OSU safety Orhian Johnson, who played in 49 games and had six interceptions over the past four years, will also have to showcase his talent in front of NFL scouts Saturday. Johnson, who could not be immediately reached by The Lantern, will play for the American roster at the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, which is scheduled to kick off at 6 p.m. EST from the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., and will be televised on ESPN2. read more

Buckeye football turns attention to Buffalo

Cody Cousino / For The LanternThen-sophomore Braxton Miller evades the defense during a game against Michigan on Nov. 24, 2012, at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 26-21.For the first time in Ohio State football history, eight individuals were chosen to serve as captains for the 2013 version of the Buckeyes.Members of the eight-man leadership crew, along with coach Urban Meyer, addressed the media after practice Wednesday.Senior backup quarterback Kenny Guiton was one of the eight chosen to lead OSU this season, and the news did not come as a surprise to team members, as Guiton received a large portion of his teammates’ votes.“Most votes (were for) (senior offensive lineman Jack) Mewhort, second most was C.J. Barnett and then Kenny was not far behind, he was like third or fourth,” Meyer said.Guiton said he was surprised to receive the honor, but not surprised that his teammates look up to him.“I was surprised that I was a captain, but I’m really not surprised that I’m a leader,” Guiton said.Meyer went on to express more accolades for his backup quarterback, saying “he’s an incredible kid; (his) parents need to be proud of that guy… I think he should be a coach, I really do, I’ve had that chat with him.”Guiton was not the only gunslinger to be named captain, as junior starting quarterback Braxton Miller was also given the honor.Miller said that he has “big shoes to fill,” left by previous OSU captains, but that he is ready to “take charge.”With eight captains, this year’s Buckeye squad tops the previous high of six set in 2010.Now that the captains have been named, the Buckeye players and coaches are ready to shift focus exclusively toward Saturday’s matchup against Buffalo. Meyer said it’s an incredible feeling to represent his home state and that there are a number of tasks to accomplish.“The responsibility (is) you have to put a good team out there, and that’s really all our focus is,” Meyer said. “Yes it’s exciting and we’re fired up and all that. Every Friday night is a tough night to sleep. You just want to put a good product out there.”Senior wide receiver Corey “Philly” Brown said this year’s team is a lot different from last year’s and has the potential to put up more points as a result.“I feel like our tempo this year is so much more flawless, we’re so much more crisp on our assignments, we’ve got way more leaders and playmakers out there,” Brown said. “You’ll see a lot of points if we can execute and do what we do.”The Buckeyes are scheduled to play Buffalo Saturday at noon in Ohio Stadium. read more

BUSINESS BRIEF GNC Live Well Foundation Operation Homefront Provide School Supplies To

first_imgPITTSBURGH, PA — Below is a press release from GNC, which as a location in Wilmington at 250 Main Street:GNC Holdings Inc., a leading global health and wellness brand, recently announced its GNC Live Well Foundation partnered with Operation Homefront to support military families for the upcoming school year. Together, the two organizations collected and filled more than 300 backpacks with new school supplies for military students as a part of Operation Homefront’s annual Back-to-School Brigade program.“The GNC Live Well Foundation is committed to supporting our communities, including through education,” said John Learish, SVP of Marketing at GNC and GNC Live Well Foundation Board Member. “Our GNC associates are thrilled to support Operation Homefront’s Back-to-School Brigade program and to give back to military families, helping equip these students for success in the upcoming school year.”This year, more than 600 GNC associates from the global headquarters location collected supplies for Operation Homefront’s Back-to-School Brigade. Since 2008, Operation Homefront’s Back-to-School Brigade® has provided more than 350,000 backpacks to military families nationwide. During this year’s campaign, Operation Homefront will surpass 375,000 backpacks donated, saving military families more than $40 million in back to school expenses.“Operation Homefront is proud to partner with the GNC Live Well Foundation to serve America’s military families,” said Pete Stinson, Senior Regional Director at Operation Homefront. “Often, back-to-school supplies can be a financial burden on the parents ahead of the school year and we appreciate the GNC associates’ for dedicating their time and effort to collect backpacks and school supplies for these families.”To learn more about the GNC Live Well Foundation please visit https://gnclivewellfoundation.org/. To learn more about the Operation Homefront please visit https://www.operationhomefront.org.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedGNC Helps Raise $85,000 For USA Track & Field FoundationIn “Business”Nan’s Circle of Hope Foundation Announces 2019 Scholarship RecipientsIn “Community”BUSINESS BRIEF: Wilmington’s Lapels Dry Cleaning Holds Clothing Drive To Benefit Big Brother Big Sister FoundationIn “Business”last_img read more

Reddit gets its first female independent board member

first_img I’m honored and thrilled to announce I’ve joined the @reddit BOD. Exciting times ahead. #community https://t.co/MXlIpfVJFe— Porter Gale (@portergale) May 28, 2019 “Reddit’s network of passionate communities offers people social substance that is entirely unique from anywhere else on the internet. So much of what people find online today is self-promotion or driven by influence when what people want and need is authenticity and this substantive social experience,” Gale said. “This is why I was drawn to Reddit and why I’m eager to be part of the company’s journey.”Among other accomplishments, Gale was previously vice president of marketing at Virgin America and managed its brand & digital, loyalty and in-flight content teams. A popular social platform that bills itself as “the front door of the internet,” Reddit kicked off a site redesign in April.Steve Huffman, CEO of Reddit, said Porter’s extensive experience building “bold, fast-growing companies” that had a user-first focus is valuable to the company. “We look forward to the insights and experience Porter will bring to the board, as Reddit continues to pursue its mission of bringing community and belonging to everyone,” Huffman said. Correction, 1:21 p.m. PT: Reddit clarified that Porter Gale is the first independent female board member. Porter Gale is Reddit’s first female independent board member. Reddit Personal Capital chief marketing officer Porter Gale is joining Reddit’s board of directors, the company announced Tuesday. Gale will be the first female independent board member in Reddit’s history. While another woman has held a leadership position at the company and sat on the board, Gale is the first outside hire.  Gale tweeted about her new position following the formal announcement.  Post a comment Share your voice 0 Tags Internet Tech Industry Culture Mobile Apps Redditlast_img read more

Coke is releasing two new holiday flavors and we hope theyre not

first_img Post a comment Coca-Cola Live VR actors make A Christmas Carol feel scary real 3:23 0 Culturecenter_img Coca-Cola is debuting holiday flavors in September.  Coca-Cola Most companies start decking the halls for Christmas hours after Halloween costumes are retired. Coca-Cola is getting a head start on the competition with two new flavors. The soda company plans to debut Coca-Cola Cinnamon and Sprite Winter Spiced Cranberry on Sept. 30, the company has confirmed. The flavors will stick around through New Year’s Eve.”Cola is a mix between citrus and brown spice flavors. Coca-Cola leans more toward the spice side and Pepsi leans more toward citrus,” CandyHunting, a candy and food review account on Instagram, posted Monday.  “Adding extra cinnamon flavor will kick up that brown spice an extra notch.”  Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice Tagslast_img read more

Full Show MeToo In The Workplace And HSPVAs New Campus June 28

first_imgListen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /50:13 center_img On Thursday’s Houston Matters: With Justice Anthony Kennedy retiring from the U.S. Supreme Court, we take a look back at his 30 years on the bench. His votes in landmark rulings range from LGBT rights, to abortion, to the death penalty. We examine how cases Kennedy was involved with affected Houston.Also this hour: Is a changing culture affecting gender discrimination and sexual harassment claims in Houston? We talk with local harassment lawyer Shane McClelland about discrimination and harassment cases he’s encountered and what is in store for the future of Houston’s businesses.We learn about a Houston researcher’s work on Zealandia, a massive landmass submerged in the southwest Pacific Ocean. And we take a tour of HSPVA’s new downtown campus.WATCH: Today’s Houston Matters 360-Degree Facebook Live Video.We offer a free daily, downloadable podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and various other podcasting apps. This article is part of the Houston Matters podcast Share Xlast_img read more

Harris County DA Says Her Request For More Prosecutors Has Been Politicized

first_img Share Abner Fletcher/Houston Public MediaHarris County District Attorney Kim Ogg (center) attended a summit of Prosecutors Against Gun Violence in Houston and talked about her request her request for 102 additional prosecutors.Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said Monday her request for 102 additional prosecutors has been politicized and tried to quiet the concerns expressed by several criminal justice reform organizations.Texas Organizing Project, the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition and the Texas Civil Rights Project have criticized Ogg’s request. They argue additional prosecutors will result in more people being jailed in Harris County. Last week, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo tweeted his support for the DA’s request, calling the shortage of prosecutors a perfect storm of potential crime.Ogg has asked Harris County Commissioners to approve a $20 million increase to her budget to hire the additional attorneys. The commissioners are scheduled to vote on the matter this Tuesday.Addressing the criticism, Ogg said she intends to use diversion programs for non-violent offenders as frequently as possible. “We’re going to keep diverting every single person that we can out of our justice system without a criminal record because that’s what I promised to do and that’s what I believe in,” she said while attending a summit of Prosecutors Against Gun Violence in Houston.The DA noted that her request aims to resolve “a math problem” because of a backlog of roughly 40,000 cases, and her department only has 335 prosecutors to handle the caseload. “We have fewer prosecutors per capita than most major cities that we’ve looked at. Even in Texas we lag behind,” said Ogg.The effects of Hurricane Harvey, which flooded the Harris County Criminal Justice Center, exacerbated the problem and the backlog multiplies daily.Ogg also addressed suggestions that her office hire part-timer lawyers or temporary personnel to deal with the backlog. She said the amount of evidence that prosecutors must review has increased in the past few years because of body cameras, external cameras, DNA and social media posts. “There’s a lot to review and I won’t let our prosecutors be placed in the position of working in an assembly line justice system,” she said.last_img read more

Montgomery Councilmembers Propose Bill to Ban Styrofoam Containers in the County

first_imgResidents of Montgomery County, Md., could soon bid farewell to Styrofoam food packaging, thanks to a bill introduced by Councilmembers Hans Riemer and George Leventhal, on Sept. 9.If passed, the bill would ban supermarkets, restaurants and food trucks from using plastic foam cups and containers. Instead, food chains will be challenged to only provide recyclable or compostable food ware.Riemer, along with supporters of the proposed bill, argue that the use of Styrofoam containers is bad for the environment because they aren’t recyclable. Additionally, he told the Gazette, Styrofoam containers never biodegrade, but rather, break apart, which makes them difficult to clean up.“Recyclable and compostable alternatives are readily available and competitively priced, so there is no reason for any establishment to continue using foam products,” said Reimer, D-At-Large.According to WJLA, a local ABC affiliate, the legislation would also ban the sale of foam containers, cups, and even foam packing peanuts at stores in the county.The proposed ban bears a resemblance to legislation already in place in the District of Columbia, which was approved in July by the D.C. Council. The bill banned restaurants, supermarket and other food services from using Styrofoam containers. The foam ban is said to be part of a broader environmental bill, the Sustainable DC Omnibus Act of 2014, which was introduced by Mayor Vincent Gray (D).Similar bills have also been passed in San Francisco, Seattle and New York.A public hearing on the Montgomery County Maryland bill is slated for next month. If the bill is approved, it would be enforced on Jan. 1, 2016.last_img read more

Most accurate measurements of bigcity pollution

first_img Explore further More information: aura.gsfc.nasa.gov/Paper: Megacity Emissions and Lifetimes of Nitrogen Oxides Probed from Space, Science 23 September 2011: Vol. 333 no. 6050 pp. 1737-1739. DOI: 10.1126/science.1207824AbstractMegacities are immense sources of air pollutants, with large impacts on air quality and climate. However, emission inventories in many of them still are highly uncertain, particularly in developing countries. Satellite observations allow top-down estimates of emissions to be made for nitrogen oxides (NOx = NO + NO2), but require poorly quantified a priori information on the NOx lifetime. We present a method for the simultaneous determination of megacity NOx emissions and lifetimes from satellite measurements by analyzing the downwind patterns of NO2 separately for different wind conditions. Daytime lifetimes are ~4 hours at low and mid-latitudes, but ~8 hours in wintertime for Moscow. The derived NOx emissions are generally in good agreement with existing emission inventories, but are higher by a factor of 3 for the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh. © 2011 PhysOrg.com Citation: Most accurate measurements of big-city pollution (2011, September 23) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-09-accurate-big-city-pollution.html (PhysOrg.com) — One of NASA’s satellites has provided the most detailed map yet of the pollution generated by some of the world’s biggest cities, and given an indication of the volume of emissions of the nitrogen oxides from direct measurements rather than relying on computer models and a range of assumptions. The scientists, from Germany and the Netherlands, led by Steffen Beirle of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz, Germany, combined the data from NASA’s Aura satellite with data on known wind patterns. The satellite is equipped with four measuring instruments, including an Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI), which measures a range of atmospheric particles such as dust, smoke, and chemicals such as the nitrogen oxides. It also measures cloud cover and pressure, which enables tropospheric ozone to be calculated. The OMI was built by the Agency for Aerospace Programs in the Netherlands and the Finnish Meteorological Institute.The focus of Beirle’s study was the nitrogen oxides (NOx, comprising nitric oxide, NO, and nitrogen dioxide, NO2), since they contribute to smog, acid rain, and ozone depletion, and have been linked to health problems in human populations.Nitrogen oxides form part of vehicle emissions, and in the past have tended to be estimated from data on traffic volumes, fuel consumption, and NOx lifetimes, rather than by direct measurement. The satellite data gave the researchers a direct measurement of the emissions, and the data on wind patterns enabled them to identify the sources, resulting in the most accurate information available to date.The study, published in the journal Science, found that the emissions of nitrogen oxides from Riyadh (the capital of Saudi Arabia) were three times greater than previous estimates, while those of megacities such as Tokyo, Madrid, and Moscow were more similar to previous estimates. Some megacities, such as Hong Kong and New York, yielded less useful data because they are so close to other large metropolitan areas producing pollution, which makes the situation more complex.The results of the research could help scientists obtain more reliable information that does not depend on models, which can introduce biases. The results could also lead to the development of better pollution control measures, especially for large cities in the developing world.The Aura satellite was launched in 2004 as part of a program aimed at monitoring the Earth’s atmosphere and effects such as the depletion of the ozone layer. Among the other atmospheric measurements made are changes in levels of aerosols, carbon dioxide, water vapor, and methane. The satellite also monitors cloud cover around the globe. Aura detects pollution in the Great Lakes region Sequence of mean NO2 column densities around Riyadh (white cross) for different wind conditions. Credit: Steffen Beirl This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners EdRIP h

first_imgEdmond de Rothschild Investment Partners (EdRIP) has entered into exclusive negotiations about taking an equity stake in Thomson Video Networks.The private equity firm is in talks with Fonds de Consolidation & Développement des Entreprises (FCDE), a firm that specialises in growth capital investments and counts Thomson among its portfolio of companies.EdRIP is in talks about taking a stake in Thomson in partnership with the company’s management and said it is dedicated to minority investments in privately owned companies.“The proposed investment by EdRIP in partnership with the management team would mark a new milestone in our company’s history,” said Thomson Video Networks president, Christophe Delahousse, thanking FCDE for its “outstanding partnership.”“We would be delighted to work with this new partner to continue advancing state-of-the-art broadcast and multi-screen OTT services and driving the compression and video quality requirements of every device — today and tomorrow.”Thomson Video Networks offers video delivery solutions targeted at media companies, video service providers, and broadcasters.Sylvain Charignon, a partner at EdRIP, said: “Thomson Video Networks already occupies a solid position in the market, and we see strong potential for additional growth and opportunities in both current and new markets. The company would be an ideal addition to our portfolio as we continue to expand our strategy for sustained investment in global-growth enterprises.”FCDE partner, Amélie Brossier, added: “Thomson Video Networks is now poised to enter a new period of growth building on its innovative products, international reach and quality management.”last_img read more

Viacom cable net MTV is bringing back its iconic r

first_imgViacom cable net MTV is bringing back its iconic reality series Cribs, rebooting it for the Snapchat mobile platform.The new Snapchat Cribs follows the inking of a deal between the instant messaging service and Viacom earlier this year.Variety broke the shortform Cribs news and reported the new version will launch in June and will follow celebs as they guide fans around their house via Snapchat.Viacom net Comedy Central has already announced a slate of Snapchat originals.last_img

Nielsenowned Gracenote has launched a descriptive

first_imgNielsen-owned Gracenote has launched a descriptive metadata solution that is designed to produce more contextually relevant TV and movie discovery experiences.Gracenote Video Descriptors is the first of its new ‘Advanced Discovery’ products. The company says it will enable pay TV providers, OTT services and connected device manufacturers to “unlock deeper user engagement and loyalty”.The new Gracenote dataset includes descriptors such as mood, theme, scenario and characters. Gracenote Video Descriptors also features structured keyword sets for individual TV shows and movies that describe content in progressively more granular terms.For example, Gracenote says that for Game of Thrones its system pinpoints themes like ‘greed’ and ‘betrayal’ and describes scenarios such as ‘power struggle’ and moods like ‘dark’ or ‘gripping’. This information can be used to identify similar shows based on related descriptors.“Major streaming providers average around 40,000 TV episodes and movies in their catalogues but put the onus on their viewers to sort through and find relevant programming,” said Simon Adams, chief product officer at Gracenote.“By diving deeper into storylines and characters and assigning much more granular metadata to content, Gracenote Video Descriptors give TV providers powerful datasets enabling fresher discovery, recommendation and voice experiences that satisfy the full spectrum of viewer tastes or moods.”Gracenote generates its descriptive metadata using data scientists, editorial teams and machine learning technologies. Video Descriptors will be demoed CES in Las Vegas next week and more releases from Gracenote’s Advanced Discovery suite are due to be rolled out in 2019.last_img read more

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