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PLDT returns to PVL after two-year absence

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Raonic upset by De Minaur in 2nd round at Brisbane Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ View comments LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompsoncenter_img 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 MOST READ “I’ve just talked to Bali Pure and I explained that I have no choice but to leave since PLDT is my mother team,” said Gorayeb, who led PLDT to the 2015 Open and Reinforced Conference titles.Former league MVP Grethcel Soltones, Lizlee Ann Pantone, and Alyssa Eroa are just some of the players Gorayeb will bring in for PLDT’s return.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkA player Gorayeb won’t have with him, however, is four-time MVP Alysa Valdez who is suiting up for Creamline. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo taken from Shakey’s V-League Facebook accountOne of the more successful clubs in Premier Volleyball League history is set to make its return, as PLDT will break its two-year absence from the league.Roger Gorayeb, who left his job with Bali Pure, will also return to his old post in the PLDT to serve as its head coach for the Reinforced Conference on April 1.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Facebook Posts Are More Memorable Than Faces and Books

first_imgchristina ortiz A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Related Posts Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification We may pine for the days when reading a long article transported us to a new world or gave insight into something we’ve never thought about, but apparently our brains aren’t wired for that kind of communication. The most accurate peek into the chatter of our inner minds, in fact, is Facebook status updates.That’s the conclusion of a new study from UC San Diego, published in the journal Memory and Cognition.The study started out as an examination of the effects of various emotions on memory.  Along the way, researchers found that people had a really good memory for Facebook posts. They decided to take this find to another level by experimenting the effects of microblogging (like Facebook posts) on memory. Facebook Versus Faces and BooksThe first two experiments had undergrads from UCSD in two groups. In the first experiment, one group read Facebook status updates and one read sentences from published books. The status updates came from real people’s pages and ranged from “The library is a place to study, not to talk on your phone” to “I am 7,689 days old.”The book examples were selected from Amazon’s newest releases and chosen randomly. They were equally easy to read, if not better crafted: “Even honor had its limits,” and “How did he end up in this family?” The second experiment tested Facebook memorability against facial recognition. Two hundred neutral faces were picked from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) facial recognition database, FERET.During testing, each group was shown one hundred blocks of text. Afterwards, they had to perform a test that mixed all of the sentences they saw among new “lures,” or new sentences, and choose which they saw during the test. The same was done for the pictures of faces. They rated their confidence in those choices at the end. In both cases, those in the Facebook group had more confidence than the other group, they were also more accurate in their recollection of messages. Two more experiments were done, one that asked testers to link sentences to how much they reminded them of someone they knew, and another that compared Facebook postings to CNN headlines. In each case, the same result rang true: Microblog posts were more memorable. Natural Speech Patterns Are More MemorableFacebook posts are generated by regular people, because of that they are closer to tapping into the basic language capacities of our minds than professionally crafted sentences.  If you use thoughts expressed through microblogs as an example, the natural pattern of human thinking is similar to gossip.The study claims, “The relatively unfiltered and spontaneous production of one person’s mind is just the sort of thing that is readily stored in another’s mind.” Adding that while published text may be beautifully written or carefully edited, it doesn’t resonate as easily with our memory as naturally-generated information. While microblogging isn’t changing anything about our memory, it is giving us an insight into how it works, says Dr. Laura Mickes, a senior research fellow at the University of Warwick and a lead researcher on the project. “I am not sure if microblogging is necessarily changing the way we think,” she says via email, “but I do think that the way we microblog taps into the way we have always colloquially communicated with one another.”Image Courtesy of Shuttershock   Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoslast_img read more

Position Vacant – Game Development Officer (QLD)

first_imgThis position is based in Brisbane and involves working out of normal hours. The salary is $35,000 with superannuation paid on top of this and allowances are paid for petrol and travel.Please see the attached position description with applications closing on Monday, 25 August 2008. Please send a covering letter and your resume to Di Worters on email: [email protected] further information, please visit the Queensland Touch Association website – www.qldtouch.com.au Thanks to Di Worters for providing the article content.Related Filesgame_development_officer_qta_01-pdflast_img read more

New Brunswick defends climate change plan while McKenna raises concerns

first_imgFREDERICTON – Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna is suggesting New Brunswick’s approach to carbon pricing won’t meet Ottawa’s requirements, but Premier Brian Gallant is defending his plan.The province released a plan this week that will see existing gasoline and diesel taxes repurposed for a climate-change fund, rather than adding a new carbon tax.But in a post on her Facebook page, McKenna says without adding a new tax, New Brunswick’s plan “does not create a new incentive to cut carbon pollution.”“Investing in climate action is great – but a carbon price does more than that. It also changes economic decisions by sending a price signal that wasn’t there before. That price signal makes pollution more expensive and rewards clean innovation,” McKenna wrote.She said Ottawa will assess each jurisdiction’s approach to carbon pricing next year, and if any fall short of federal benchmarks, Ottawa will impose a carbon tax.But Gallant said he’s prepared to defend the province’s approach.“With our plan we have beat our 2030 federal and Paris emission targets,” he told the legislature Friday.“We are committed to eliminating coal-fired electricity generation by 2030, and we have higher gas and diesel taxes than Alberta, which is the model province used to determine the federal backstop. No other province can say all of these things when it comes to their plan to fight climate change.”Gallant later said New Brunswick increased its gas taxes in 2015 before talks on carbon pricing began, and shouldn’t have to increase the tax again.“They are already some of the highest gas taxes in the country,” Gallant said.The federal government says the provinces must collect the equivalent of $10 on every tonne of carbon emitted in 2018, rising to $50 per tonne in 2022.Under New Brunswick’s plan, 2.3 cents per litre of the 15.5 cents per litre provincial tax on gasoline will go to a climate-change fund next year, rising to 11.64 cents per litre in 2022, while the amount for diesel will be slightly higher.It’s estimated that will raise $37 million in 2018, rising to $180 million in 2022 when new industrial performance standards will be imposed on large industrial emitters.Federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor, who is also the MP for the riding of Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe, said Friday that she hopes to speak with McKenna about New Brunswick’s plan.She said at least New Brunswick has presented a plan.“I think from there, there may be some modifications that need to be made, and that will be decided at a later date,” Petitpas Taylor said.last_img read more

What Pat Summitt Did For The Game Of Basketball

Embed Code FiveThirtyEight If you’re a fan of our podcasts, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating/review. That helps spread the word to other listeners. And get in touch by email, on Twitter or in the comments. Tell us what you think, send us hot takes to discuss and tell us why we’re wrong. Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s show (June 28, 2016), we discuss legendary women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt, who died Tuesday. Kate Fagan describes what she meant to generations of young women desperate to play the sport. Then, The Wall Street Journal’s Chris Herring joins us to chat about the trade of Derrick Rose to the New York Knicks, and we wonder why the Knicks never seem to acquire quality talent. Finally, Chris sticks around to talk about this year’s NBA free agents and whether the Golden State Warriors would be set up for an 82-0 season if they got Kevin Durant. Plus, a significant digit on Buddy Ryan, the NFL defensive coordinator who helped lead the New York Jets and the Chicago Bears to Super Bowl titles. He died Tuesday at the age of 85.Links to what we discuss are here:Kate Fagan tells us what Pat Summitt meant to her and generations of women basketball players.Neil Paine dives into the numbers that show Summitt built the best women’s college basketball program of all time.Gary Smith’s 1998 profile of Summitt in Sports Illustrated looks at her through the eyes of a 16-year-old college basketball prospect.In 2012, Dave Zirin asked in The Nation: Are we brave enough to say goodbye to Pat Summitt?Chris Herring wonders how Derrick Rose will fit in with the Knicks.Chris also writes that the Knicks are setting their sights on Kevin Durant now that Rose is on board.But Matt Borcas at The Ringer thinks Durant will never go to the Knicks.Neil Paine thinks a Durant-led Thunder will be a better team without Serge Ibaka.The Washington Post’s Neil Greenberg agrees.Significant Digit: 72. That’s the number of sacks Buddy Ryan’s 1984 Bears put up — the most in a single NFL season. More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed read more

TCI DEPUTY PREMIER TO ATTEND STATE RECOGNISED FUNERAL OF MYLES RUTHANN MUNROE

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 03 Dec 2014 –At 10am a short ceremony will be held for the late Dr. Myles Munroe and his wife at Bahamas Faith Ministries International in Nassau; minutes after the public will be able to sign the book of condolences in lieu of viewing the bodies of the pair who died on Sunday November 9th when their plane exploded in mid-air after colliding with a crane at the Grand Bahama Shipyard; the Munroes and seven others were trying to land in bad weather that day; trying to make it into Freeport for a Global Leadership Summit which Dr. Myles had organized as a way to boost tourism to the island which has suffered a severe economic depression since 2004’s Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne. The State Recognized funeral, where Grammy Award winning Gospel Artist Cece Winans is confirmed to sing, is tomorrow; Deputy Premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands, Hon. Akierra Missick will attend. At 6pm today, the National Memorial Service is planned for the Thomas A Robinson Stadium which seats 15,000. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Education Minister touts new ICT platform for Public Schools Bahamas gives State funeral to noted choir director Related Items:akierra missick, bahamas faith ministries, cece winans, Dr. Myles Munroe, funeral, grand bahama shiyard Ministry of Education introduces pilot program Recommended for youlast_img read more

All things fine and Italian

first_imgShe defines one of the most poignant moment s of her life as the one where her mother got her a canvas to fit her six-year-old frame so as she could draw. For Simona Bocchi, sculptor, painter, interior-designer, jewelry designer, the desire to create forms out of nature grew in her as constantly as her creativity did. Italian by birth and essence, Bocchi has made India her home over the last few years. Bocchi was born in Monza, Italy and her initial enlightenment in her field happened in her academic sojourn through art schools in Milan, Brera, Wimbledon, finally graduating in Carrara. She came to India in 2006, invited to organise an exhibition in Delhi by the Italian Embassy. And then there was no looking back. Her experience in India brought her closer to the spiritual search she had been on forever and Udaipur soon became her home. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The lady who chiseled magic out of the famous Carrara marble pieces, now honed her art along the finesse of miniatures from Jaipur, ethereal sculptures from Khajuraho brought to stunning culmination in the magic called India. Traditional met the contemporary and  through the intricate process of from being to non-being, knowing to unknowing, Bocchi weaves in each experience of creation with its uniqueness into her work. Bocchi dabbles in sculpture, in paintings and in jewelery designs where she pours herself out. She loves creating pieces, working in tandem with interior designers, that create a dialogue with the space explains Bocchi. Her work speaks to her even before the process is on its way, that is just what differentiates simple artistry from pure genius.   Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixBocchi says that she is fascinated by the balance of the yin and the yang and her creations stem from that like the living, breathing, pulsating mass of energy that transforms a piece of granite, marble, bronze, jute or even silver into a stunning piece of art. When I feel the masculine energy in me I like liberating it by making a piece that needs that kind of physical effort from me, on other days when I feel more feminine I prefer to use soft touches, brush tips to create what I want, explains Bocchi. She likes playing with the sense of movement in metal and wax as much as she likes the raw physicality of a piece of marble. It has happened at times that while I have been working on a particular vision, I cut away a piece of rock to expose a surface that isn’t a part of what I have perceived as my art, but it fits in so perfectly – I let it remain that way says Bocchi.This unique flexibility and adaptability to the process of creation makes every work of her as fluid as they are perfect end products of her vision. That is how nature works, she says, adding that conserving nature is one of the most vital themes for her – that is where the most famous symbol of the tree comes in for her. This fascination with the creative forces is perhaps why the theme of Shiva and Parvati inspires her so much. It is the ultimate cosmic fusion of not only the love of a man and a woman, but of creation and energy, she says.  This fascination has transformed into her creation – Shiva Shakti. Bocchi’s spiritual growth is intricately woven into her India chapter. While she was always interested in the inner universe, her thoughts found form in India, through her travels and her work. She made it a point to visit the Kumbh Mela, in India answers you seek are right there, the people are more open, you come far closer to the real sense of spirituality here than anywhere in the world she says. Currently working on a personal exhibition scheduled for next year and at the same time concentrating on her book, Bocchi has come from the land of renaissance to the land of spirituality and like the indomitable force of nature, her art keeps flowing and growing.last_img read more