Ross sees himself in SMB teammate Standhardinger

first_imgCoco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “When you get a guy like that, its always a positive,” he said.“It’s a plus that he has a long hair. He could join our long hair club,” Ross ended with a chuckle. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ “He’s talking to his teammates and getting his teammates involved. He doesn’t demand the ball. I like what I see from him on the floor.”The 28-year-old Standhardinger had 26 points, 14 rebounds, four assists, and two steals. He also made two crucial buckets in the final 20 seconds to hold off Tanduay Alab Pilipinas.Ross also lauded Standhardinger for holding his ground against Alab import Ivan Johnson.“Ivan was trying to intimidate him, but he’s not backing down. We need a guy like that who’s willing do the dirty work. We need that extra muscle we could throw at the other imports once he plays in the Commissioner’s Cup,” he said.Ross shared that he can’t wait to see Standhardinger in a Beermen jersey.ADVERTISEMENT “He reminds me of me, as a big this time,” Ross said of the rugged Fil-German.“Right now, I bring that hard-nosed mentality to the team, and bringing someone like him really helps us big time. Him being at 6-9 who is agile and versatile, it’s a great niche he found for himself.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneRoss watched San Miguel’s top pick on Sunday when he made his Philippine debut for the Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions in the ABL and he had nothing but praise.“He knows where to be. Offensively, he’s always at the right spot and that tells me he has a high basketball IQ,” he said.center_img Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours CONTRIBUTED PHOTOChris Ross sees a lot of himself in his new San Miguel Beer teammate Christian Standhardinger.Ross, the reigning Defensive Player of the Year, said that like him, Standhardinger also brings toughness to the Beermen.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nuggets beat Kings without coach and 2 starters View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Pres. Weah Extols UN’s Continuous Support to Liberia

first_imgPres. Weah and officials posed with Amb. Hillo and team.President George Weah has praised the United Nations (UN) for its continuous support to Liberia over the years, an Executive Mansion has said.Weah said the United Nations, through its development partners, has done so much in sustaining Liberia’s peace, democracy and infrastructure development.The President said his government is grateful for the UN’s critical and timely interventions aimed at propelling the country’s development.According to the release, President Weah made the remarks Tuesday, December 18, when he received the Letters of Accreditation from UN Secretary General extending the tenure of Ambassador Yacoub El Hillo as Assistant Secretary General.President Weah particularly referenced the UN’s role in ending Liberia’s civil war, including carrying out a successful disarmament process.He said that his government was delighted to receive the Letters of Accreditation at the time Liberia is turning a new page of development to improve the lives of the common people.President Weah told the UN official that his government would exert all efforts to improve the living condition of Liberians, particularly the agricultural sector.“If you see what has been invested in agriculture, there is no need for this country to be looking around for food to feed its people,” the President said.In a brief response, Amb. El Hillo thanked President Weah for his government’s development agenda.He committed the United Nations to working with the government to actualize the Pro-poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development.Amb. El Hillo said it was important for all Liberians to work collectively towards implementing the national development agenda, adding, “Liberia’s improvement should not be left with national government alone, but must involve all Liberians.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Video: Matuidi stars and Newcastle striker Mitrovic nets as France beat Serbia 2-1

first_imgBlaise Matuidi showcased his growing reputation with a brilliant double in France’s 2-1 win over Serbia on Monday night.The PSG midfielder delivered a bullet header and then a wonderful first-time volley to clinch victory for the French in a friendly in Paris.Newcastle striker Aleksandar Mitrovic bundled in a consolation for the visitors, but they couldn’t muster an equaliser.There was plenty of Premier League interest on show too, with Manchester City’s Bacary Sagna and Elaquim Mangala starting for the French alongside Manchester United’s Morgan Schneiderlin and Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud.And England’s top flight was also heavily represented by the Serbian team, with Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic and Nemanja Matic, Liverpool’s Lazar Markovic, Southampton’s Dusan Tadic all starting with Mitrovic leading the attack.last_img read more

Mayor pledges to expand LA’s BEST program

first_imgCommitting himself to expand after-school programs in Los Angeles, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said Thursday that a new study shows LA’s BEST is producing real results in reducing the dropout rate. Villaraigosa and LA’s BEST board members, including philanthropist Eli Broad, gathered at Griffin Avenue School in Lincoln Heights to discuss the findings of the four-year study by the National Center for Research on Evaluations, Standards and Student Testing. It found that the Los Angeles Unified School District has a dropout rate of 36 percent – midway between what the district and its critics say – but that students participating in the intervention program dropped out 20 percent less often. “LA’s BEST is a model after-school program, and this study shows the rest of the nation that a dedicated effort to keep students in school can work,” said Villaraigosa, who helped raise $7 million, including proceeds from inaugural galas, to expand the program to 17 more schools last year. To be eligible for the program, more than 70 percent of a school’s students must qualify for the free or reduced-cost meal program. Currently, 90.6 percent of children enrolled in LA’s BEST qualify for the free or reduced-cost meal program. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant “With one-third of our children failing to finish high school, we must do everything within our power to ensure that children stay in school and graduate.” He said he would raise another $7 million to add 17 more schools this year. Los Angeles’ Better Educated Students for Tomorrow program operates in 147 of the LAUSD’s 431 elementary schools. The after-school program started nearly 20 years ago is mostly funded with tax dollars, but about a quarter of its money comes from private donations, said Carla Sanger, who heads the program. Broad has donated more than $8 million to LA’s BEST over the past five years. “We are pleased that our investment in LA’s BEST is resulting in quantifiable returns, and that LA’s BEST is successful at keeping students in school and improving their academic performance,” Broad said. The program provides students with a snack, homework assistance and activities, including arts and crafts, drill team, dance, theater, visual arts, sports, math and computer clubs, music, reading groups and field trips. last_img read more

Spurs’ new home to be known as ‘Tottenham Hotspur Stadium’ for now

first_img Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade REVEALED 1 REVEALED Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January no dice targets White Hart Lane has been redeveloped possible standings Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes New home, new identity. Unveiling our #SpursNewStadium brand identity. More –— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) July 26, 2018Daniel Levy, the chairman, has already confirmed naming rights partner would be sought to support the financing of its construction.“It’s a necessary and critical component of financing a modern football stadium,” he said.“We are well aware of the history and great affection our fans have for White Hart Lane but our plans involve us moving to a completely new Stadium and if you want progress, things do have to change.”Spurs plan to host test events at the new place on 27 August when the team’s U23 side take on their counterparts at Brighton. On 1 September a team of Spurs legends will play Bayern Munich legends. How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures center_img Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT gameday cracker ALTERED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won White Hart Lane is no more. Sort of. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Tottenham news Spurs’ new home, by the site of its old one, have revealed it will be known as ‘Tottenham Hotspur Stadium’.The club spent last season playing home games at Wembley, while the 62,000-capacity ground was built and are scheduled to play the first Premier League game there on 15 September, against Liverpool.“Our new stadium will currently be known as Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with the ‘A’ of the word ‘Stadium’ stylised to create an arrow pointing north, to represent our proud North London heritage,” the club said.“Further nods to our history can be found throughout the stadium, with Club mottos adorning the elevations of the building along with our distinguished cockerel crest cast in concrete around the stadium perimeter. Inside, you will find feature bars such as The Shelf and The White Hart, as well as the polished concrete floors made from crushed aggregate taken from our beloved former home, White Hart Lane.” punished Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa smart causal gameday last_img read more

Legislators and ag leaders speak out about Kasich’s executive order

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Speaker of the Ohio House Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) held a press conference with the chairs of both the House and Senate Agriculture Committees to call on Gov. John Kasich to rescind his executive order on agricultural regulations signed last week and delay the action of the Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission. The executive order seeks to establish numerous policy changes through rule-making rather than the legislative process.“From a legislative standpoint we are very concerned any time we talk about regulations that make the job of the agricultural community any harder than it already is,” Smith said. “Personally I just want to express my disappointment in the fact that this type of major policy is not moving through the legislature. Part of my disappointment with that is that we have not been sitting on our hands. We have been actively working on this issue and we acknowledge that there is an issue that we need to continue to work on. And we have more work to do.”Leaders in the House and Senate came together with interested parties in the agricultural community to commend successes in the legislature over the past several years to address agricultural runoff issues and the impact on clean and healthy waterways.“While there is more work to be done, we have made tremendous strides and continue to work toward a solution,” Smith said. “We invite the Governor and agency directors to come to the table to communicate with all stakeholders, most importantly Ohio farmers, to ensure we create a legislative fix that improves water quality without making farmers’ jobs harder.”Most recently, the legislature approved Senate Bill 299, which establishes the Clean Lake 2020 Plan. More than $36 million in funding will go toward a variety of programs aimed at supporting Lake Erie and reducing toxic algae. The bill follows previous efforts to prevent nutrient runoff and establish a process for the disposal of dredge material to improve water quality.“The Ohio House and Senate are calling for the Governor to rescind his executive order regarding additional burdensome and costly regulations on the agricultural industry,” said Rep. Brian Hill (R-Zanesville), chairman of the House Agriculture and Rural Development Committee. “As a farmer myself, we need an opportunity for public input on the issue, especially from the 7,000 farmers in the affected watersheds. I am already impressed by the work they have done to voluntarily improve their practices based on previously passed legislation. We stand ready to join forces with farmers, the administration, and other interested parties to build upon best practices farmers have already implemented to willingly protect Ohio’s lands and waters.”Many in agriculture were disappointed with the lack of opportunity to weigh in during the executive order process. Hancock County grain and hog farmer Duane Stateler was on hand at the event to talk about his views on water quality and nutrient management based on the work that has been done with his farm. Statelers raise corn, soybeans and wheat on approximately 600 acres in Hancock County and also operate a 7,200 head wean to finish swine operation. The Statelers have committed 243 acres to the Blanchard River Demonstration Farms Network.“Unfortunately from what I see from what is being done the few items that look like they could be a real plus to what we can do to stop phosphorus from getting into the lakes are not addressed. One of the reasons they are not addressed is that I reached out to the governor personally, myself, through an aide to try to get him to come see the demonstration farm several months ago, so he could see the work that was being done. I never heard a response back,” Stateler said. “I was disappointed that people who are making these decisions did not visit our farm to see the extensive work we have done in the last two years. We can see trends already and those trends are not addressed in anything I have seen so far.”More farmers will be on hand to testify Thursday, July 19 at the Soil and Water Commission meeting, which will be held at the Ohio Department of Agriculture in Reynoldsburg. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.The message from farmers will be similar from today.“Our message is simple. We have to have science based facts before we move forward with any remedies for the Lake,” said Mark Drewes, with Ohio Corn & Wheat, who farms in the Lake Erie watershed. “We have to come together as an agricultural community. We have to do this as a team. This cannot come from the top down. We have done things on our farms from the grassroots up that we feel are working.”last_img read more

Navigating the After Effects Secret Menu

first_imgDid you know that After Effects has a ‘secret menu’? In this post we’ll show you how to access this little known menu and modify it to fit your needs.Even if you are a skilled After Effects veteran you might be surprised to find out that there is a secret preference menu inside of AE.There are quite a few hidden treats inside of After Effects including a secret project, a mysterious sheep sound effect, and the cryptic Mask Embiggen effect. However, the only secret that actually serves a useful purpose is the secret menu. Let’s dive in…How to Access the After Effects Secret MenuWhile holding down “Shift” navigate to After Effects>Preferences>General. Click on ‘General’.Release the Shift key. You will now see the normal preferences with a new ‘secret’ category at the bottom of the Settings menu. Simply click on this ‘Secret’ category.What does the After Effects Secret Menu do?The settings are somewhat cryptic so lets break each one down….Disable Layer CacheWhen you RAM preview, After Effects not only renders out a preview-able video, but it also renders out information about each individual layer in the scene onto your memory (RAM). This is helpful because if you end up changing one layer and rendering again, theoretically it shouldn’t take as long.By selecting the checkbox next to Disable Layer Cache you are telling After Effects not to render out the information from each individual layer. This will lighten up your ongoing RAM load, but will result in each render taking longer (AE must rerender everything). It’s only advised to Disable Layer Cache if you’re working on a computer without a lot of RAM memory.Purge Every ‘X’ Frames During Make MoviePurging is the process of emptying your memory cache. By purging your RAM you will free up space for After Effects to do more rendering. By default, the ‘Purge Every X Frames During Make Movie’ is set to 0 (meaning it never happens), but if you move the slider you can change it to match your needs.For example, if you move your setting to 10, After Effects will empty the memory cache every time 10 frames are rendered. If your renders keep crashing you might want to start at a higher number like 15 and work your way closer to 1.Ignore Sequence Rendering Errors (Danger! Danger!)As the name implies, when you have the ‘Ignore Sequence Rendering Errors’ box checked After Effects will disregard errors during the rendering process. This can be helpful in some instances, like rendering image sequences, but it’s generally not a great idea to have this box checked. You can severely damage your computer’s hard drive, memory, and CPU by bypassing render errors.If you have any other questions regarding disk cache or rendering in After Effects, check out a few of the following resources:Clean Your After Effects Disk Cache – Creative DojoFree Up Inactive Memory – OSXDailyAfter Effects Secret Preferences – Sketchy PicturesDo you use any of these ‘secret’ After Effects settings? Let us know in the comments below!last_img read more

ScienceShot: The Transformation of a Jellyfish

first_imgMoon jellyfish undergo a bizarre transformation during their lifetime. They start out living on the sea floor as polyps—immobile stalks with a tentacle-ringed mouth—but in early spring they bud into segments, with each one becoming a single adult jellyfish (pictured, showing the polyp, top left, transitioning into an adult, bottom center and right). What triggers this unusual change? To answer this question, researchers studied the behavior of the moon jelly (Aurelia aurita) under various temperature shifts. An 8° drop in water temperature (to 10°C), as might be felt over winter, began the change in about 3 weeks. The researchers discovered that the temperature drop causes the jellyfish to secrete large amounts of a special protein, the precursor to a hormone that causes them to metamorphose. The protein acts like a timer, gradually accumulating until a critical concentration is reached, triggering change in the spring. This buildup process enables the jellyfish to distinguish between the onset of winter and normal temperature fluctuations, the team reports online today in Current Biology. Armed with this knowledge, the researchers were able to synthesize the metamorphosis hormone themselves and force the polyp-to-jellyfish transformation in just 48 hours. The findings could help manage local populations of moon jellyfish, large blooms of which clog fishing nets, or worse—as demonstrated by last October’s forced shutdown of the Oskarshamn nuclear power station, in Sweden, following the buildup of jellyfish in the plant’s coolant intake pipes. By inducing blooms early, in winter—when food is scarce—wildlife managers could limit the number of jellyfish in the water.See more ScienceShots.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more