MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson San Beda lost the top seeding and slid to fourth after its midfielder Dane Peñaflor was deemed ineligible in the NCAA Season 93 men’s football tournament.Arellano’s Peter Cayco, the NCAA football organizing committee chair, shared that San Beda admitted its mistake which led to the voluntary forfeiture of two of the three games Peñaflor played in.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone View comments Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense “During the eligibility meeting, San Beda and Lyceum requested that they submit their eligibility requirements in January, but we told them they run the risk of forfeiting their games if there are players who will be found to be ineligible later on,” he said. “And then, San Beda wrote us that they have discovered one of their players failed to make the eligibility requirements so they are voluntarily forfeiting the games where the player played.”Peñaflor saw action in the Red Booters’ victories over Emilio Aguinaldo College and Mapua and in a defeat to Arellano.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 folkDespite the bad news, San Beda was still able to save face as the fourth-seed after coming away with the highest goal differential in its three-way logjam with EAC and Mapua. The Red Booters finished with 1 against the Generals’ minus-9 and the Cardinals’ minus-13.Still, San Beda faces an uphill climb after surrendering the top spot, including the twice-to-beat advantage, to College of St. Benilde as the two squads now clash in their Final Four tiff starting on Monday. Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Gaiser signs with Petron in return to volleyball No. 2 Arellano and third seed Lyceum, meanwhile, face off in the other Final Four match.The juniors tournament also resumes on Monday, with top-seed CSB-LSGH taking on No. 4 Arellano, before No. 2 San Beda battle against No. 3 Letran. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The NBA conducted its own investigation. League officials interviewed all the parties involved and consulted with domestic violence experts.Reed will begin serving his suspension on Wednesday when the Pistons face the Brooklyn Nets. Detroit acquired him last week in the same deal that sent Blake Griffin to the Pistons.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 folkThe National Basketball Players Association called the punishment “excessive and inappropriate,” adding it was filing a grievance and seeking an expedited hearing to get Reed back on the court quickly.The 27-year-old Reed is averaging 4.6 points and 2.9 rebounds this season. LATEST STORIES Detroit Pistons center Willie Reed (33) grabs a rebound as Portland Trail Blazers forward Caleb Swanigan (50) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT — Detroit Pistons center Willie Reed has been suspended for six games by the NBA after the league investigated the circumstances surrounding his arrest on a domestic violence charge.Reed was arrested last August on a misdemeanor battery charge involving his wife. He entered a pretrial diversion program in October to resolve the charge against him.ADVERTISEMENT Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Lakers fined $50k after Johnson praises Antetokounmpo MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments
View comments Cignal HD and Sta. Lucia Realty, both sharing 3-3 marks, collide with Generika Ayala and Foton, respectively, in the penultimate day of the first elimination round. Matches start at 4:15 p.m.Though all eight teams remain in contention at this stage, the clubs’ showing in this round will determine their rankings in the pool stage.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBut with powerhouse Petron and F2 Logistics expected to be on opposite brackets, Sta. Lucia coach George Pascua believes winning their last game will carry a different weight.“You really can’t choose between Petron and F2 Logistics. Both of them are very tough teams,” said Pascua. “A very convincing win would surely be a major morale-booster for us.” Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. But Sta. Lucia will have to put up with Foton, the sleeping giant in the conference which is languishing deep in the standings with a 2-4 record after massive revamp in the preseason.“Foton is a very tall team,” said Pascua. “We have to work double time to break their blocking and come up with strong services to take away their first ball.” —MARC ANTHONY REYESSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Rugby slide ‘just a phase’ 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Four teams in the lower half of the standings angle for better positions going into the pool play as they clash Thursday in the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga Grand Prix at FilOil Flying V Center.ADVERTISEMENT
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Commissioner Diane Trautman said the overall plan was too intensive a use for the site, which is in the lap of one of the community’s oldest neighborhoods. Newhall Memorial, facing competition in recent years from other medical groups, is seeking the city’s approval for its master plan, which would spell out how the facility could be built out over the next 25 to 30 years. A six-story, 100-foot-tall tower that would be centrally located on the grounds, a five-story parking structure and a four-story medical office building that would be built on the western border were the focus of attention during a neighborhood tour Tuesday. Commissioners said their tour – on which they scoped out the hospital parking lot and ventured into neighbors’ backyards at ground level and above the hospital – was eye-opening. Cherry-picker cranes crowned by red flags marked the heights of the three proposed structures. The improvements would not spill beyond the hospital’s borders. Some buildings would rise from current parking areas. Eventually, some older buildings could be demolished to make way for modern facilities. SANTA CLARITA – The city Planning Commission, weighing a proposed hospital expansion that could plant massive buildings along McBean Parkway, told hospital officials to go back to the drawing board after hearing protests from neighbors. On Tuesday, the commissioners visited Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital and examined an environmental report, paying particular attention to two spots: the western edge of the property that borders homes and the face of the hospital complex on McBean. The hospital’s long-term project calls for adopting a master plan that would allow for structures taller than the existing two- and three-story buildings. Commissioner Michael Berger said a five-story parking garage needs to be scaled down or residents whose homes would sit in its shadow “will not see the sun come up till noon.” On Tuesday evening, hospital officials made a case for the master plan. Roger Seaver, Newhall Memorial’s president and CEO, said specialists who would occupy the medical offices would complement essential services offered by the hospital, and they in turn would benefit from being clustered near the facility. A cancer specialist who has consulted with the hospital since the early 1980s has seen the medical community morph from a pool of general practitioners to include specialists, and he does not foresee it dwindling. “There is an increasing need for space for specialists,” said Dr. John Barstis. Barstis is on the faculty at the University of California, Los Angeles, and serves as medical director for the UCLA cancer center in Santa Clarita. “We need to have space on campus.” He said the hospital is in a bind because while it is tight on space, its need and ability to provide specialty care has grown. Homeowners from the North Village homes and The Summit, bordering the hospital grounds, have been vocal about preserving their quality of life, which they say will be tarnished if massive buildings loom over their homes. The commissioners, who accept the premise that more office space is needed, also agree that quality-of-life issues are important. John Vedder’s yard lies about 70 feet from where the four-story medical office building is planned. “I was shocked and my wife was crying,” he said. “You can no longer see the sky.” He also is concerned about increased traffic and pollution and noise from cars in the parking garage, which would not be far from the community pool. Solidarity was expressed in the form of clapping and “amens” from many who oppose the project in its current form. Several of those speakers favor the development of a satellite facility, which they say would reduce congestion and improve emergency response times. “I’m opposed to a parking structure overlooking my backyard,” Eileen Blankenhorn said. “Henry Mayo is located in the oldest part of Valencia. We need another hospital on the east side of the valley.” Chris Blankenhorn seemed to sum up the mood of the opposition crowd when he said, “It is too much for one neighborhood, not enough for one valley.” Some homeowners questioned the relationship between the nonprofit hospital and G&L Realty, which would partner with the hospital on the expansion. About 40 percent of the hospital campus is owned by G&L Realty Corp., which develops medical-related properties. The company provided an infusion of cash when the hospital went into bankruptcy several years ago. However, the company can only lease space to doctors who are residents practicing at the hospital. “Part of our agreement with the hospital is that all doctors who lease on campus must be on staff at the hospital,” said Richard Gottlieb, vice president of G&L. Hospital officials said it would be prohibitive to relocate the main hospital to another spot in the valley. They did not rule out someday building a satellite medical facility in the eastern part of town, but said right now it is critical to attract specialists who will practice close to the hospital proper, rather than duplicating existing basic services elsewhere in town. Industry professionals say construction and other costs have driven up the price of building a new hospital in California to $1 million a bed. Seaver said a new hospital would need to provide at least 100 beds. Private investors would need to be tapped to fund such a venture, he said. Newhall Memorial serves a 680-square-mile area. Commissioner Dennis Ostrom asked senior planner Fred Follstad whether the hospital will meet the future medical needs of the Santa Clarita Valley and whether any competitors are on the horizon. When Follstad said others had not submitted proposals, Ostrom concluded that the city is taking a passive approach to the situation. Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, which recently opened a $47 million outpatient medical facility in Santa Clarita – its first in the community – is planning to spend $116 million for a 101-bed expansion of its Mission Hills facility. Kerry Carmody, an administrator for Providence Holy Cross, said, “We continue to look at opportunities to meet the growing health-care needs of the Santa Clarita Valley.” In the meantime, one out of six patients who visit the Mission Hills facility is from Santa Clarita. Commissioners asked whether city planners could devise an overall medical services strategy for the community. Planning manager Lisa Hardy said she would deliver the request to City Manager Ken Pulskamp. The hospital’s master plan is envisioned in two phases. Phase 1 would include projects that would be built in the near term as the need arises. Phase 2 is the balance of the 25- to 30-year build-out, said Jeff Lambert, a consultant for the hospital and the city’s former planning director. The developers could scale down the project by half, they could relocate garages to the interior of the property and they could reduce the height of the proposed buildings by a story or two. The goal is to pay particular attention to the architectural design and to ensure that the improvements are compatible with the community of Valencia. Other projects, including an emergency room expansion, a corridor connecting the nursing pavilion to the main hospital and relocating the helipad to the roof of a building have already been approved. After the public hearing was continued, Vedder commended the commissioners for performing due diligence and for their common sense. “You can’t have that kind of intense use close to homes,” he said. Judy O’Rourke, (661) 257-5255 email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Anyone with information on Channel or any other victims is asked to call Detective Ron Miller at (818) 238-3279. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BURBANK – A registered sex offender who worked as a production assistant at Nickelodeon Studios has been arrested on suspicion of felony child molestation after a 14-year-old boy said he was fondled at the studio, police said Friday. Ezell Channel, 36, of Tarzana was jailed with bail set at $500,000 pending his scheduled arraignment Monday, officials said. “This type of crime lends itself to recidivism, so we’re seeking out any other potential victims or anyone who might have any information regarding this case or this individual,” Burbank police Sgt. Jay Jette said. Nickelodeon officials said Channel had been freelancing for Nickelodeon for about six months. The company has a policy of checking the backgrounds of regular employees who work with children, but didn’t check backgrounds of freelancers. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Officials said the case has prompted them to change that policy. They declined further comment. Channel was arrested in the parking lot of the West Olive Avenue studio based on a tip from the boy’s mother, who became suspicious and saw the suspect’s name on the “Megan’s Law” Web site, Jette said. The Internet database of convicted sex offenders says Channel previously was found guilty of performing lewd and lascivious acts on a child under 14. “Matters like this are very disturbing to law enforcement in general, especially when the protective devices put in place such as Megan’s Law and the Megan’s Law Web site can help both citizens and employers to protect the children of our community,” Jette said.
Tags: fufa big leagueKyetume FCRobert SsentongoVincent Kayizzi Ssentongo last featured for Fesil Kenema in the Ethiopian top flight (file photo)Former Uganda Cranes duo of Robert Ssentongo and Vincent Kayizzi Walugembe have joined Big League side Kyetume FC.The two along with Patrick Ochan are believed to have signed a season long deal that will see them try to enable Kyetume gain promotion to the top tier of Ugandan football for the first time in the club’s history.Striker Ssentongo has been a free agent since parting ways with Ethiopian side Fesil Kenema while Kayizzi has been released by CD Bukavu Dawa of DR. Congo.Kyetume narrowly missed out on promotion last season after they lost to Kitara FC on penalties in the Big league playoff semifinals.Striker Ssentongo, a three times former Uganda Premier League top scorer has previously played for KCCA, SC Villa, URA FC, St. George, Simba FC, Brabrand in Denmark and will surely bring goals to his new side.Winger Kayizzi was heavily linked to a Maroons FC switch but turned down the offer hence joining the Mukono based club. He is a former player at KCCA, URA, Vipers, Express, APR, FK Srem (Serbia), Novi Pazar (Serbia) and Motor Lublin in Poland.The two along with Ochan bring the numbers of new arrivals at Kyetume to nine after the club has already signed Steve Sande, Ibrahim Kazindula, Godfrey Buni, Phillip Sempira, Emmanuel Obitre, Vicent Oundo among others.Kyetume FC is pitted in the Elgon Group and will face Masavu, UPDF FC, Doves All Stars, Kataka FC, JMC Hippos, Amuka Bright Stars, Nebbi Central, Light SSS and Kamuli Park which is under the pseudo of Wakiso Giants.The 2018-19 FUFA Big League season is expected to kick off in October.Comments
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Thom Janini has been appointed interim director of The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute, beginning Aug. 1.The two-year degree-granting institution of the university’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, Ohio State ATI is ranked No. 1 in the nation in the awarding of associate degrees in agriculture and related sciences.Janini is associate professor of chemistry and chair of the Arts, Science, and Business Technologies Division at Ohio State ATI. He will take over for current interim director Jim Kinder and will lead the institution until a new director is appointed.“I’m grateful for Thom’s willingness to provide leadership during this critical transitional period,” said Ron Hendrick, acting CFAES dean and vice president for agricultural administration.“Thom has already provided valuable administrative leadership in his role as divisional chair, and he’s been a thought leader during the ATI re-envisioning and campus integration discussions. We look forward to his addition to the college’s leadership team.”A native of northeast Ohio, Janini holds a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Kent State University. He worked for nearly a decade in the coatings and pharmaceutical industries in New Jersey and then returned to Ohio to teach. He joined Ohio State ATI in 2007 as assistant professor of chemistry.“I welcome the opportunity to further serve the students and the institute in this capacity,” Janini said. “I want to make sure that we stay on the right track and build on the momentum we have as a result of the work of our present director.”
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RELATED ARTICLES Passive House in the (Wisconsin) WoodsPassive House in the Woods Opens Its DoorsBlog Review: Tim EianWisconsin Electric Cooperative Jolts Passivhaus Owner The house is equipped with a solar hot water system, a 4.7-kW photovoltaic system, and a ground-loop system and liquid-to-air heat exchanger designed to pre-warm, pre-cool, and dehumidify the ventilation air as needed.Getting to positiveBased on PHPP calculations, Eian explained, as much as 80% of the heat load over the course of the year has been covered by passive solar gain.“While we predicted this with our energy models,” Eian wrote in the TE Studio blog, “we found and learned through monitoring that some equipment and appliances use more energy than assumed. On the flip side, user behavior plays a major role as well and can effectively lower energy consumption over the predicted model.”Eian also pointed out to GBA that more performance tracking will be needed to create an accurate picture of monitored usage. TE Studio summarized the monitoring data for 2011 in a report to the building’s owner, Gary Konkol, a general-practice physician, but at this point that information isn’t being released to the public.So monitoring will continue and, Eian adds, “no changes to the building’s systems or performance are scheduled. On whole, the building performs as predicted and the owner is very excited about it.” As the clock wound down on 2011, marking a full year of monitoring for Passive House in the Woods, in frosty Hudson, Wisconsin, it became clear that the building’s design, construction, and renewable-energy systems had combined to deliver net-zero-energy performance, and then some.Tim Eian, of Minneapolis-based TE Studio, designed the home to meet the Passivhvaus standard and teamed up with Morr Construction Services, of Shoreview, Minnesota, to turn the plans into reality. The 1,940-sq.-ft. home was certified by the Passive House Institute U.S. in October, and Eian recently reported on the TE Studio blog that it had produced more energy than it used in 2011.The home’s above-grade walls are built from 11-in.-thick insulated concrete forms (ICFs) clad with an exterior-insulation and finish system (EIFS) that brought the overall R-value of the walls to 70. The slab, which sits on 12 in. of extruded polystyrene, is designed to deliver R-60 thermal resistance, and the flat roof, with an average of 14 in. of polyisocyanurate insulation, is rated at R-95.
dan rowinski Getting app downloads and increasing user retention is a problem for every app publisher, from the indie developer to big, established brands to the current flavor of the month (think Angry Birds, Candy Crush, Temple Run). Even though the incumbents in the App Store and Google Play have the same type of problems that many other app publishers face, they also have mastered the art of acquiring and retaining users. Hence, they hold the keys to the house that are the top rankings in the app stores. According to analytics company Trademob, only 2% of the top 250 app publishers in the Apple App Store are newcomers while only 3% are new to Android’s Google Play store. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology What is your apps problem? Foremost, it may be low on signal and high on noise (it is not original and just not good enough). Really, there a lot of apps and many, many of them are just not that good. A generic game or brand app can get lost in the nearly two million entrants between the two stores. Second, the environment for mid-market apps is really, really thin. Only one in every 10,000 apps generated more than $1 million in the fourth quarter of 2012, according to Trademob. Third, you probably do not have the money to compete with the top of the heap of the app stores where all the money is made. Top app publishers have large marketing budgets and teams dedicated to nothing but getting their app seen (through public relations campaigns, advertising or cross promotion to social networks, television and other apps). Related Posts Even if your app is not generating hundreds of thousands to millions of downloads, there are things you can do to hold to the users you do have. Localytics offers three tips for retaining and engaging app users after they have downloaded your app.Optimize customer acquisition: Tie customer acquisition sources (e.g., Facebook ads, cross promotion) to the long-term retention, conversion rates and most importantly lifetime value of app users. This focus shifts acquisition resources to those providing the highest quality customers.Engage / nurture customers: Use tools such as in-app messaging to communicate with customers within the app. You can provide special offers, nudge customers through conversion points (e.g., registrations) and request customer feedback as input to app development.Continuous improvement: Use app analytics to discover opportunities to continuously improve the app experience, remove bottlenecks, smooth app user flow and move popular content and features forward.Check out the infographic below from Trademob on app downloads and the difficulty in breaking into the top ranks in the app stores. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#analytics#app development#App Store#Google Play You just spent months building an app with the hopes that it would be a boon for your business or usher your way into the lucrative world of top end app publishers. You have Candy Crush dreams and Evernote aspirations. After you publish your app, nobody downloads it. Those that do download it aren’t coming back into it more than once or twice. “This sucks,” you tell yourself over your morning (and afternoon) Ramen noodles. See also Making Android Pay: 5 Tips To Topping The Charts On Google PlayMaking noise in the App Store and Google Play is harder than ever. At last count, Apple has more than 900,000 apps in the App Store while Google boasts more than one million in its Android market. Even if you have the chops to develop an app and push it out, the competition is fierce for mobile users’ time, attention… and dollars.Nearly two-thirds of developers do not break even with their app investments. Most apps average much less than 50,000 downloads (which may seem like a lot, but it is not the peak of app store performance). Gross downloads are not always a sign of success. If one million people download your app but only use it once, that is also a failure of execution and retention. According to data from mobile analytics and marketing firm Localytics, 66% of app users open apps between one and 10 times. Only about 34% of users open an app 11 or more times, as of the third quarter of 2012 (and that number is up from 26% for the same time in 2011). Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement