Bombers edged by Wellington at AA Boy’s Basketball Championships

first_imgThe J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks took it on the chin again at the B.C. High School AA Girl’s Basketball tournament in KamloopsNotre Dame outscored the Hawks 32-5 in the first half en route to a 77-27 decision on Day two of the tournament.Maddie Van Horn and Angela Hamilton scored eight and seven points, respectively, to lead the Hawks.Crowe is back on the court Friday in consolation play against Abbey Christian of Abbotsford.Game time is 9 a.m.Cats overwhelmed by Glen Lyon Norfolk Mount Sentinel Wildcats saw Glen Lyon Norfolk of Victoria scored 33 first-quarter points to blast the Kootenay reps 88-36 at the B.C. High School A Boy’s Basketball event at the University of the Fraser Valley.Devon Kabatoff led the Cats with 12 points while Joe Roshinsky was name the Cats game MVP. Tyler Radelja scored a game-high 27 points to lead Wellington from Vancouver Island to a 69-60 win over the L.V. Rogers Bombers on Day two at the B.C. High School AA Boy’s Basketball Championships Thursday in Kamloops.The loss drops the Bombers to 0-2 in the 16-team tournament.The game was close throughout with Wellington holding quarter leads of 15-13, 38-31 and 55-49.Jesse Zak and LVR Player of the game Matt Zukowski each led the Bombers with 20 points.LVR now meets Charles Hayes in consolation round action Friday.Hawks drop second straight at Girl’s AA tournamentlast_img read more

Worry over inexplicable rise in drink and drug driving

first_imgGardaí in Donegal are concerned about the increase in drink and drug driving cases in the county, which is one of the leading causes of fatal collisions.Ten people were arrested in Donegal last weekend for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Ten arrests were also made the weekend before last.Gardaí have found a year-on-year increase in detections, with 416 arrests made between September 2018 and August 2019 – up 80 from the previous year. Garda Inspector Michael Harrison said the figures are very worrying:“We are extremely worried by the high level of detections in drink and drug driving. We would just ask people to obey the rules of the road, not to be drinking and driving. It is one of the leading contributors to fatal and serious injury collisions.”Inspector Harrison told Donegal Daily there is no known reason for the recent rise in cases.“The high level of detection and increase of detections in Donegal, from a Garda Síochána point of view, is very worrying.  “We don’t know why it’s happening. The level of personnel that we have out there is the same, the level of checkpoints is the same, but for some reason or other people aren’t listening to the message about drinking and driving and we’d ask them just not to do it.”  Worry over inexplicable rise in drink and drug driving was last modified: October 10th, 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

Raiders’ Gruden-Mayock dynamic as seen by someone who ought to know

first_imgCharles Davis used to run the streets of Stockton at 3:30 a.m. at the behest of his roommate Jon Gruden when both were assistant coaches at University of Pacific in 1989. The idea was to beat everyone else to work and get a head start.For the last 10 years, Davis has been a fixture on the NFL Network’s coverage of the draft and the Senior Bowl with analyst and new Raiders general manager Mike Mayock, watching his co-worker lap the field.So Davis is biased, and admits it. But having been a …last_img

Warmer weather will persist into fall

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest All data suggests above normal temperatures will persist into autumn. However, it should be noted that the above normal temperatures will be driven more from the night time lows than daytime maximum temperatures. This means we do not expect many days above about 90 for the maximum temperatures. So that is some good news.There is also some more good news. There are rain chances in the next seven to 10 days across Ohio. However, confidence is low on the placement of rainfall. It appears the heaviest rain will be along and east of Interstate 71. Rainfall totals of one to three inches are possible east of I-71 the next two weeks. Normal rainfall is about 1.5 to two inches inches so above normal rainfall is expected there. West of I-71 it is more unclear on how much will fall. We do expect rainfall but the further northwest in the state of Ohio the less. Indiana will see even less rainfall. Rainfall totals northwest of I-71 will be more common less than 1 inch than more. Isolated places could get limited amounts.The outlook for the rest of August calls for temperatures 1 to 5 degrees F above normal and rainfall below normal northwest half and normal or slightly above southeast half.  The outlook for September calls for continued above normal temperatures and rainfall at or below normal.  Evapo-transpiration will also continue at or above normal into September.Looking further ahead, the main pattern change from warmer and drier to cooler and wetter may not come until November or December as a possible La Nina influence kicks in.last_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, February 13, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Windy conditions dominate as we start off today, bringing colder air in over the state. We continue to see light snow over the northern part of the state, and that snow will be ending by midday in most area. We won’t rule out fresh coating to half an inch this morning in areas from US 30 northward, but that snow will be ending from west to east. Lake effect snow will be likely in northern Ohio, particularly in NE Ohio, where we could see another 1-4 inches with the lake enhancement. Blowing snow may also end up being more of a problem than fresh snow in many northern areas today. We should see partly to mostly sunny skies across the rest of the state today, and that same sky condition will funnel in behind the snow as it ends in the north. Wind should subside this afternoon. We stay mostly sunny tomorrow, but chilly. On Friday, we see clouds increasing statewide. A southern track for the low pressure system we have been talking about all week is starting to take shape. However, it also is delaying its arrival just a bit, so clouds build through the day in the south, while the northern half of Ohio likely turns out rather nice for most of the day .We can see snow start to develop in far southern parts of the state late Friday evening toward midnight and then continues trough mid morning Saturday. The current track keeps most of the southern half of the state in light snow, and the heaviest action will be near the Ohio River. Right now we would put most of the snow in a coating to 2 inch range, and say near the river, particularly in south central Ohio, 2-6 inches. The heavier moisture laden part of the system stays just south of the state line.  Cold air stays behind this system. Windy and colder for the balance of Saturday, with partly to mostly sunny skies emerging. On Sunday, clouds are back, and we will see some light snow. We expect a coating to 2 inches over 70% of the state from Sunday midnight through early morning Monday. However, later Monday we try to turn out mostly sunny and cold for President’s Day. We still expect some sub-zero lows for the morning of Presidents day. Tuesday the 19th clouds increase. Snow develops in central parts of the state mid to late afternoon with rain farther south. Then the snow spreads north through the overnight and into Wednesday. On Wednesday snow will be ending, but not before leaving some additional accumulation in the far northern part of the state. We think that most of the northern two thirds of the stat can see 1”-3” of snow combined for the Tuesday-Wednesday AM period, and areas from US 30 northward may add another coating to an inch early Wednesday before the snow ends. The map at right shows potential snow totals from this event. Keep in mind this is a week out…and plenty can change. Clouds will give way to sun for the balance of Wednesday. Thursday and Friday turn out mostly sunny. In the extended period, a quick burst of snow can fall in the overnight next Friday night into early Saturday, bringing a coating to 3 inches to the northern part of the state, nothing south. Then we see rain from Sunday afternoon through Monday, with liquid equivalent precipitation totals of .25”- .75” and coverage at 90%. Colder air follows that system, and we could see snows over the northern part of the state for late the 26th and again late the 27th.last_img read more

The Future of Tech According to Kids: Immersive, Intuitive and Surprisingly Down-to-Earth

first_imgTags:#Digital Lifestyle#Internet of Things#Real World#Trends#web Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… If we were to ask you to name one thing you wish your computer (or another Web-enabled device) could do, but doesn’t now, what would you say? How about the ability to “touch the things that are in the screen, to feel and move them.” That’s what 7-year-old Daniela* wants. Matthew, 6, wishes he could play 3D games on his computer, and Jenna, 7, would like a solar-powered laptop. Cristina, 12, thinks it’d be great to travel more – to experience new, far-away places with the help of virtual reality.Understanding that kids are excellent innovators, Latitude Research in conjunction with ReadWriteWeb recently conducted a study asking children to ideate concepts for new computer and Web technologies – and the results are in.Kim Gaskins is Director of Content Development at Latitude, an international research consultancy. Visit life-connected.com for other studies in Latitude’s open innovation series.Download a PDF of the study summary. Part two of the results will be published tomorrow, July 8.While it’s not too surprising that kids today think about digital technologies (and the experiences they enable) as a given, the study found that kids desire increasingly immersive content experiences, better integration of digital technology into physical objects, spaces and activities, and more intuitive interfaces – 37% of participants’ creations didn’t even bother with the traditional keyboard/mouse interface.What’s more, our participants’ ideas weren’t just forward-thinking; they were also surprisingly down-to-earth, with only 4% of kids’ “future requests” being impossible demands for today’s developers (e.g. time-travel, teleportation, etc.). A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… guest author 1center_img “The computer becomes 3 dimensional and, instead of a keyboard, it’s controlled by voice.” – Aisling, Age 11Study BackgroundThe study was comprised of 126 children, aged 12 and under, from across the globe. Here’s what we asked them:“What would be really interesting or fun to do on your computer or the Internet that your computercan’t do right now? Please draw a picture of what this activity looks like.”Parents told us some basic facts about their child’s Internet usage and technology exposure, along with household demographic information, and submitted their child’s drawing. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting “Future computers” – Natalie, Age 10“We chose to use kids for this study because they’re closer to the problem at hand – closer to their core desires,” said Jessica Reinis, an analyst at Latitude who headed up the study.“They’re not thinking within the confines of current market offerings or in terms of routine life situations; they’re thinking about what they’d like to do right now, without regard to what’s possible or what would be popular with other people. Those are questions that we explore more in adult innovation studies like The New Sharing Economy, but kids are able to tap into a more basic creativity that’s great for ideating on really broad questions like this.”Kids today have different experiences with technology during a critical learning period than present adults did, which means they also have different understandings about what it can and should do. “Kids will figure out how to use whatever they get in front of, and that will become the framework inside of which they experience, critique, and create everything else,” said Geoff Barnes, Director of User Experience at Elliance. “I think that kids’ visions into what the future of technology will look like are highly collaborative with present-day, actual paradigm shifts, like the interaction paradigm shift of multi-touch.”last_img read more

What is the future of self-driving car regulation?

first_imgDriverless cars are making serious progress. Waymo’s most recent disengagement report showed that the self-driving car software performed much better in 2016 than it did in 2015. Despite the cars traveling more miles overall, the software system had fewer disengagements.California requires that all companies testing self-driving cars submit a disengagement report each year. Disengagements include any event in which the software was turned off—not necessarily because of an accident, but often because of a perception discrepancy issue or a bug.  See also: Toyota unveils autonomous cars for 2020 Tokyo OlympicsWaymo’s vehicles had 0.80 disengagements per 1000 miles in 2015. Last year, the software had only 0.20 disengagements per 1000 miles. That’s a four-fold improvement and an impressive step forward for the technology. Over the course of 635,868 testing miles, there were a total of 124 disengagements in 2016—most of which occurred on streets, not highways, freeways, or interstates. In 2015, the cars traveled 424,331 miles with 341 disengagements. While there is still a way to go before these vehicles are in widespread use, these statistics show how autonomous cars are advancing at a fast rate. How will these vehicles be regulated once they hit the streets? While California requires disengagement reports and permits, not all states do. Here is the current state of autonomous vehicle regulation and where it is headed in the coming years. State regulations filling the gapCurrently, multiple states are developing self-driving car regulations. In December, Michigan became the first state to pass comprehensive self-driving car regulations. Four bills were signed into a law that allows for testing and use of self-driving cars on public roads. The law also legalized self-driving cars, ride-sharing and truck platoons. Most surprisingly, it stated that a driver is not required to be in the vehicle. The regulations also make the issue of liability clearer; MDOT requires that all automakers take on full liability for accidents in which the vehicle is driving autonomously and is found at fault.  Additionally, Massachusetts state senator, Jason Lewis, introduced a bill this January that would tax self-driving cars in the state at a rate of 2.5 cents per mile. The reasoning behind this tax is that it would ideally prevent car owners from operating their self-driving cars without reason. Without a driver, people may send their vehicle to complete errands, enroll it as part of a ride-sharing network, or have it drive around the block to find free parking—but Massachusetts lawmakers don’t want that extra traffic congestion on the roads. The bill would also require all autonomous vehicles to be fully electric. As a result, the tax would also help cover the state’s loss of the current gasoline tax. When it comes to driverless cars, states are making sure that their regulations are heard. In December, Uber decided to test its self-driving cars on San Francisco streets, after successfully testing them in Pittsburgh. However, in doing so, Uber completely bypassed California’s law that requires companies to apply for a testing permit. When Uber refused to comply with the state law, California stripped their vehicle registrations, and Uber moved its cars to Arizona.Clearly, there need to be fundamental nationwide regulations so that the country does not end up with a patchwork of self-driving car laws. Only a dozen states currently have self-driving car legislation which adds to the confusion as these autonomous vehicles continue to be tested on public roads and highways.  More widespread regulations neededThe government released their Federal Automated Vehicles Policy last September, with the goal of establishing a framework for self-driving car regulations. The policy proposes having a 15-point list of safety expectations, though no firm regulations are in place so that the technology’s advancement is not hindered. The U.S. DOT also announced a Federal Committee on Automation in January to work on the pressing matters facing transportation today. Yet with a new transportation secretary in place, and with self-driving cars advancing, states are still creating their own autonomous legislation.  While this is understandable, we must think about the practicality of these legislative actions. A state level law may end up reaching further than state lines. The nature of cars is that they will travel across state borders. If all states create their own self-driving laws, tech companies and manufacturers will have to abide by the lowest common denominator: the strictest law. While that may have been practical and easy enough for car manufacturers to do for California’s emissions law, it’s unlikely to be as simple for self-driving cars.Until there are widespread regulation standards, states may want to keep this in mind, as it is not practical for self-driving vehicles to operate differently when they cross a state border. This would become especially difficult regarding AVs morality. There needs to be a standard of performance. Some philosophy experts suggest that self-driving cars should be regulated similarly to the drug-approval process. These experts recommend testing autonomous cars in phases. First, regulators may simulate unforeseen situations for autonomous cars to drive through which may mirror pre-clinical trials. From there, self-driving cars could move into environments that require additional decision-making skills. As each trial is successful, the vehicles can slowly be rolled out in new settings, on more roads, and eventually, in new cities. These experts assume that over time, as the cars grow smarter, market restrictions will relax. While this process may take time at first, once the technology is refined, the regulatory process will become more efficient.  These philosophy experts recognize that self-driving cars learn from failure and experiences. Those that shy away this “trial and error” approach may prefer self-driving cars drive perfectly before they hit the streets, but that is not how experiential learning works. Cars on test tracks or only in certain cities will not be enough. They will need to demonstrate their skills on real and varied roads to prove their worth. Perhaps, government regulators could determine acceptable performance standards with help from states and technology or manufacturing companies so that there is a baseline before the vehicles move onto the next phase. There will also need to be standards for autonomous vehicle morality.  More collaboration between the government and the private sector will be necessary as we move forward to determine the best regulatory process for self-driving cars. Whether that ends up being similar to the drug approval process, or something else entirely, a combination of differing state laws across the country is not the most efficient solution for this technology. Two senators recently announced their plan to move forward on self-driving car rules this year, and stated the need for Congress to assist innovators in bringing this technology to the roads. Current federal vehicle safety standards assume a human operator so there is a need for change. Standards and laws that accommodate the new autonomous technology now will enable a smoother transition into a driverless world in the decades ahead.  Seth Birnbaum is the CEO and co-founder of EverQuote, the largest online auto insurance marketplace in the U.S.  Tags:#autonomous cars#driverless cars#Internet of Things#IoT#self-drivng#Waymo 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle… Related Posts Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and…center_img For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… Seth Birnbaum IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A…last_img read more

PH could lose equestrian gold

first_imgColin Syquia of the Philippines. Photo taken from the official Twitter account of the 2017 Southeast Asian Games @KL2017Filipino-American Colin Syquia has yet to make a decision whether to contest the international equestrian federation (FEI) findings that stated his mount, Adventure E, was found to have taken banned substance.FEI came out with a “table of suspension” that included the horse of Syquia, a New York-based horse dealer who brought the Philippines its only gold medal in the Kuala Lumpur Southeast Asian Games last August.ADVERTISEMENT View comments BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight PBA Finals: Durham tows Meralco past Ginebra to avoid 0-3 hole Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP MOST READ LATEST STORIES Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok 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 Philippine Olympic Committee president Jose “Peping” Cojuangco Jr., the equestrian head, didn’t reply to text messages sent by the Inquirer.Syquia saw action for the first time in the Philippine team but his stint encountered a major challenge after Adventure E had to travel for 36 hours hopping from New York to Amsterdam, Baku and KL.The Filipino rider, who upstaged his Malaysian counterparts for the SEAG jumping gold, almost didn’t push through with the trip because of the stress undergone by his horse.The Philippines struggled during the SEA Games with only 24 golds to show, its worst in terms of gold medals won in more than 10 years.ADVERTISEMENT If the test is finalized, Syquia could lose his SEA Games gold.Adventure E was found to have Clomethiazole, a banned substance, in its blood. The horse was suspended for two months by FEI. The 46-year-old Syquia was “provisionally” suspended but the FEI decision didn’t say how long.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 shutoutNational team manager Danny Virata said they were informed of the FEI findings but until now have yet to hear from Syquia.“We still don’t know if that was the first test, or if they are still going to conduct another confirmatory test,” said Virata.last_img read more

Australia Wins Trans Tasman Trophy

first_imgIt was a great day for the Australian teams, winning all four matches and retaining the Youth Trans Tasman Trophy. The 18’s Boys locked up their series at one game-a-piece, with the all important decider to be played at 10.00am tomorrow morning. The 18’s Girls, 20’s Girls and 20’s Boys all won their respective second games, and in doing so won their respective series’. 18’s GirlsAustralia has fought back to win the second 18’s Girls game and therefore claim the division on day two of the 2015 Youth Trans Tasman Series. New Zealand started the game strongly, with Cassandra Engler scoring the opening touchdown of the game. Due to the heat, the game was split into 10 minute quarters, with New Zealand going to the first break and the half-time break leading 1-0. Whatever Australian coach, Craig Morrow said at half-time worked for the team, with the Aussies coming out firing in the second half. Four touchdown in the first 10 minute stanza to Jemma Mi MI, Emma Sykes, Madi Crowe and Steph Maiolo saw the Australians take a 4-1 lead with 10 minutes to go. The Aussies further extended their lead through Shenae Ciesiolka in the opening set of the quarter to take a four touchdown lead. The score remained that at full-time, with the Australians winning game two and the series. You can watch the third game live at 9.00am here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkuvjG0NMNc18’s BoysThe Australian 18’s Boys team has kept the series alive with their game two win in the 2015 Youth Trans Tasman Series. After coming agonisingly close in game one last night, the Australians led from the early stages of the match.Tristan Broadbridge scored first for the Aussies in the seventh minute, before beautiful footwork by Kalyn Ponga gave the Australians a 2-0 lead. Touchdowns to Kai Simbolon and Jackson Mills in the final minutes of the half, before Hauriri Harvey scored the Kiwis to bridge the gap to three touchdowns at half-time, 4-1.  The teams traded touchdowns early in the second half, before the Australians continued their scoring spree to lead by eight touchdowns at one stage. Australia’s Jackson Mills showed the commitment of the team to win the game with an incredible chase down the sideline to stop the Kiwis from scoring during the half, with the Australians taking the win 11-4. The win sees the series go to a third and deciding game, one that will no doubt live up to expectations. You can watch it live here at 10.00am – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEuw5669drQ 20’s GirlsThe Australia 20’s Girls have continued their dominance of the 20’s Girls division, winning game two 15-3 and claiming the series title on day two of the 2015 Youth Trans Tasman Series. The girls got out to a blistering start, not too dissimilar to yesterday’s game, and went to the half-time break with a 7-1 lead. First half touchdowns were scored by Yasmin Meakes, Sammy Rodgers, Toni Well and first half doubles to Kimberley Sue See and Laura Peattie gave them a 7-1 half-time lead. The Aussies further extended their lead in the second half, with Laura Peattie finishing with four touchdowns for the match, to run away with a 15-3 win and the series title for the 20’s Girls division. The third and final game will be played at 11.00am Sunday, you can watch it live here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fV5XGVaBWh020’s BoysThe Australian 20’s Boys have continued their impressive form on day two of the 2015 Youth Trans Tasman Series, with a strong performance in game two to claim the series 2-0 with one game to go. A first half hat-trick to Paddy Coelho helped the Aussies to a 7-1 half-time lead. They further extended their lead in the second half, taking the game 10-2 and taking a 2-0 series win with one game remaining in the series. The 20’s Boys win meant that Australia retained the Youth Trans Tasman Series trophy. The 20’s Boys will play their last game at 11.00am on Sunday, you can watch it live here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8Vcl7_0R5ERelated LinksYTT Day Twolast_img read more

10 months agoBeppe Marotta: What I hope to bring to Inter Milan…

first_imgBeppe Marotta: What I hope to bring to Inter Milan…by Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBeppe Marotta is excited to be taking charge of Inter Milan.The former Juventus GM has been named Inter’s sporting chief exec.“As always when changing club, there is something different to get used to, but there is also great optimism that we can achieve our winning targets,” Marotta told Sky Sport Italia.“We are at a crossroads for the season. There is disappointment over the Champions League elimination, as we wanted to get past the group stage, but we have to look forward with pride and follow the other targets for this campaign.”He also said, “It’s true that Inter are at a more advanced stage than Juve were at the time. The management is well-prepared, the squad is competitive.“I want to bring my experience and contribution to a club that is already in a strong position. I take a slow approach and certainly don’t just barge in, as I can offer my capabilities, but we are in a different situation compared to when I joined Juve in 2010.“There is a big gap right now with Juve, as the changes of ownership prompted a loss of that sense of belonging, but now the Zhang family is proving with action as well as words that they can be trusted by the fans.“It’ll take time, I don’t know if it’s six months, a year or two, but we must look forward with optimism. This is like the first day of school for me. Right now, I am observing.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more