Reigning Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) Most Valuable Player Gab Banal knows it will take awhile before the revamped Bacoor Strikers finally play to their potential in the Lakan Season.While the Strikers, who have four MPBL All Stars in their lineup, are figuring things out, Banal—just like last season—is taking it upon himself to take charge when the game is hanging in the balance.ADVERTISEMENT Banal showed why he is the league’s top player, burying two late triples as the Strikers spoiled Pasig Sta. Lucia’s home debut with a thrilling 73-64 victory on Wednesday night at Pasig Sports Complex.“Big-time situations need big-time players, so hopefully I was able to deliver for Bacoor,” said Banal, whose father, Joel, won titles in the Philippine Basketball Association as coach and a player.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Our team remains a work in progress. They say we’re strong on paper, but a team needs to be a team in order for us to win. It’s a process. Good thing it’s a long tournament, but I like the progress of the team.” Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ukrainian prime minister resigns after recordings published 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks View comments Shielding troops from POC mess MOST READ Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia PLAY LIST 00:56Heavy 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption LATEST STORIES Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay
“Even when Benja (Benjamin Ayimba) took over he was fairly young. It is not a question of age but a question of experience He was an excellent 7s and 15s player and we think he’s got what it takes to deliver on the job,” KRU boss Richard Omwela said.Speaking to Capital Sport, Simiyu said he was excited upon receiving the news that he will be the new man at the helm, but said he would comment further after getting an official confirmation from the Union.The 33-year old whose only coaching experience came while taking charge of his club Impala RFC in 2012 has been given a free hand by the Union to select his own assistant.Kenya Rugby Union boss Richard Omwela confirmed they held talks with retired New Zealand coach Gordon Tietjens. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMeanwhile, Omwela has confirmed they held talks with former New Zealand tactician Gordon Tietjens with the Union’s headline sponsors Sportpesa having committed to pay the All Blacks legend’s salary.However, the two could not reach an agreement and Tietjens ended up taking the role with Samoa.“There were about five countries looking for his signature. Kenya was among them and we had talked to him as late as last week and we had to postpone the press conference because at that time he had not said yes or no,” Omwela revealed.He added they sought to have faith in a local coach even when they had an option of going for Fijian Sailosi Naiteqe.Only physio Lameck Bogonko remains from the last set of technical bench members with Englishman Ian Gibbons appointed as the strength and conditioning coach replacing Geoffrey Kimani while Blackblad RFC Team Manager Erick Ogweno takes over national team duties in the same capacity.The new coach will work with a squad provided for him by the national selectors after the conclusion of the Sevens season, but Omwela addirmed he will make out his final squad totally with a free hand.Kenya will be preparing for the first stop of the 2016/2017 World Rugby Sevens Series and they will be in a tough pool alongside Australia, France and Japan.Omwela is however, confident that despite the fact he won’t have as much time to prepare, Simiyu will be able to guide the team to success.“We’ve just come out of a sevens circuit season and we also won the safari sevens so we believe it is only a question of strength and conditioning for the players to be able to gel. We have enough time to train for Dubai,” Omwela offered.With the team having done exceptionally well last season finishing eighth with the second highest ever points haul of 98 as well as winning a main cup for the first time in Singapore, the work is cut out for SImiyu.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kenya’s Innocent ‘Namcos’ Simiyu wades off a challenge from Uganda’s Michael Okarach during the Elgon Cup last month. PHOTO/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 17- Despite lacking much of a coaching experience, the Kenya Rugby Union is confident Innocent ‘Namcos’ Simiyu will do well as the new Kenya 7s coach after being announced as Benjamin Ayimba’s successor on a two-year contract.Simiyu, who also captained the Kenya Sevens team from 2006-2008, will take over the team with immediate effect, less than six weeks before his first assignment at the season-opening Dubai Sevens in December.
Celtic assistant manager John Collins is hopeful the club can fight off interest from Arsenal and Sunderland to keep hold of Nir Bitton.The defensive midfielder has been linked with a move to the Premier League in recent weeks ahead of the January transfer window.Both Arsenal and Sunderland are light on defensive midfielders and the duo have scouted the Israeli.However on Monday, Bitton’s agent, Dudu Dahan, claimed his client was happy at Celtic.And now the club’s assistant manager, Collins, is remaining hopefully that the 24-year-old will stay with the Scottish champions.“Nir signed a five-year contract. He has been a terrific player for us,” said Collins.“He has had a fantastic 12 months and hopefully he will have many more for Celtic.” Nir Bitton 1
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.STAFF WRITER A couple supporting their family on minimum-wage jobs may be able to pay for rent, food and perhaps clothing. But what about child care and transportation for their four-person family? Add the need for health care, and that family may be unable to sustain itself. Los Angeles County families must earn two to four times the minimum wage just to make ends meet, according to a study to be released today by the California Budget Project. A family of four living in the county with each parent working a 40-hour job must make $17.80 an hour per parent to “earn the basic family budget,” according to the study titled “Making Ends Meet: How Much Does It Cost to Raise a Family in California?” That would translate to $74,044 a year in income. “It does point to the fact that even if you put in your 40 hours a week, 52 weeks a year, there still is a significant gap between what people make and what they need,” Jean Ross, executive director of the California Budget Project, said Tuesday in a conference call with reporters. The study, by the independent public policy center, also demonstrates the inadequacy of the federal poverty line when applied to California’s high cost of living, Ross said. Of the four household types noted in the study, a single parent raising two children faced the highest hourly wage need of $30 in Los Angeles County. That’s exactly four times the minimum wage. California’s minimum wage is $7.50, with a 2006 wage median of $17.42. The median is the midpoint where half of wages were higher and half lower. County residents’ income requirements generally were somewhat greater than the statewide average but were less than other regions with higher housing costs such as the San Francisco Bay Area. At Harbor Interfaith Services, a San Pedro social services agency for the homeless and working poor, 14,000 people received food, shelter or other services offered, said Caroline Brady-Sinco, the group’s director of development. “Especially with the holidays coming up, every year we register families that don’t have enough money to put a holiday meal on the table, and every year the number of families just grows and grows and grows,” Brady-Sinco said. “Minimum-wage jobs are just not enough to survive, especially if you have children.” The minimum pay needs outlined in the study are based on full-time employment for 40 hours a week, 52 weeks per year. There is no allowance for unpaid days off during a year. The report assumes that families have two children each. Part-time workers or those working only part of the year need to earn a higher hourly wage to make up the difference. A two-parent family with only one parent working can live on less than a single-parent family or a two-parent family with both as wage earners, since one parent can stay home with the children. The basic family budgets also assume that families use home-based child care rather than more expensive center-based care. The report’s calculations also assumes that families rent rather than own a home, and live in housing that “many would consider overcrowded for a three- or four-person household.” The report also assumes that families buy private individual health coverage rather than receive health insurance from an employer. Saving for later is excluded from the report’s calculations. “These estimates allow very little to no room for savings toward retirement or a child’s college education,” the report says. Families that fall short of the report’s minimum income levels can still get by. They may use friends or family for child care, receive health insurance from an employer, use public or private handouts, or dip into their personal credit, the report says. Economist Jack Kyser acknowledged that California’s cost of living makes life difficult for minimum-wage workers. Yet Kyser cautioned against assuming that raising the minimum wage would solve the problem. “You don’t have a massive job loss if you raise the minimum wage. But over a period of time, business may start to look at ways to maybe reduce their reliance on minimum-wage workers,” said Kyser, chief economist at the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. “If you increase (the minimum wage) by two to three times minimum-wage workers would be competing with more skilled workers. So you have to be careful because not only would you be hurting the people who earn minimum wage, but you’d be hurting the businesses, too.” Kyser suggested that gaining more education and skills can help such workers raise their standard of living while also filling a need in the economy. The report’s stated goal is to inform public policies that promote financial self-sufficiency by “boosting incomes or by providing help with access to necessities, such as child care and health coverage.” The report suggests that more funding can go into training and economic development to help minimum-wage employees gain higher-paying jobs. “We hope our basic family budgets provide a benchmark that policy makers, politicians and researchers can use to assess whether our public policies are appropriate to serve our working families,” Ross said. email@example.comWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! STUDY: That means two adults have to make $17.80 hourly for this basic budget to work. State’s minimum wage is $7.50. By Muhammed El-Hasan
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John Phillips160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) The air force helicopter pilots who spotted what was left of a jetliner that crashed in the dense Amazon rain forest found no way to land, and no reason for hope. After apparently clipping a smaller plane, the airliner carrying 155 people hurtled at 310 mph into jungle so thick that emergency workers had to be lowered by rope to cut down trees and clear space for helicopters to touch down, Brazilian aviation officials said. “At that speed, it is highly unlikely any survivors will be found,” said Jose Carlos Pereira, president of Brazil’s airport authority. Rescue teams reached the crash zone hours after the air force pilots found it on Saturday. The pilots did not see any sign of an intact fuselage in the small debris field. “There’s little indication of survivors, but we won’t rule out the possibility,” Brazil Air Force Brig. Gen. Antonio Gomes Leite Filho said in a news conference Saturday evening. “We haven’t fully explored the crash scene; it’s a very complicated area.” Filho said search and rescue operations would continue until authorities are sure there are no survivors. Officials suspended the search after sundown Saturday, however, citing difficulties to access the location at night. They planned to resume at daybreak today. Meanwhile, some 50 weary-eyed relatives and friends of the Gol airliner’s passengers waited for news in a hotel lobby in the capital of Brasilia. “The worst thing of all is not knowing how it happened and why it happened,” said Carmelita Meira, the 70-year-old grandmother of one of the passengers. If no one survived the crash of Gol airlines Flight 1907, it would be Brazil’s worst air disaster. The Boeing 737-800 with 149 passengers and six crew vanished Friday while flying from the jungle city of Manaus to Brasilia and Rio de Janeiro. Pereira said the plane and an executive jet may have collided before the crash, though that was still under investigation. The wreckage was found near the 49,500-acre Jarina cattle ranch, 1,090 miles northwest of Sao Paulo in the state of Mato Grosso. “We heard a loud explosion and some of our employees saw a plane flying low,” ranch manager Milton Picalho said by phone. He said the plane may have crashed inside the neighboring 6.92 million-acre Xingu Indian reservation. If no survivors are found, the death toll from the crash would top the 137 people killed in 1982, when a Boeing 727 operated by the now-defunct Vasp airline crashed in the northeastern city of Fortaleza. Gol vice president David Barioni said both Brazilians and foreigners were aboard the Gol jet, but did not provide any breakdown. President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva declared three days of national mourning for the crash, which came just ahead of Brazil’s presidential elections today. The cause of the crash was unclear, but Pereira said the jetliner may have touched a Brazilian-made Legacy executive jet in flight. “There was some kind of contact between the two aircraft and it is highly probable that this was the cause,” he said. “But we will only be absolutely certain after a full investigation.” “The main question the investigation must address is, how can this happen with two ultramodern aircraft with collision-preventing equipment,” he said. New York Times spokeswoman Diane McNulty said Times Business Travel columnist Joe Sharkey was one of seven people aboard the Legacy jet, which was on route from Sao Jose dos Campos, near Sao Paulo, to the United States. Sharkey was on assignment in Brazil for a business magazine specializing on corporate jets. Sharkey said the Legacy jet stabilized after the apparent collision until it landed at a Brazilian air force base in the Amazon state of Para, according to McNulty. It was the first major incident for Gol Linhas Aereas Intelligentes SA, a Brazilian airline that took to the skies in 2001 with six Boeing 737s, serving seven Brazilian cities. Gol said its jet had been delivered by Boeing Co. just three weeks ago, and had been flown for only 200 hours. Gol has grown exponentially since it took to the skies, dramatically boosting its fleet using the same model of plane to keep costs down while giving passengers cold box lunches and soft drinks instead of hot meals and free alcohol, the norm on most Brazilian flights. The company is now Brazil’s second-largest airline after Tam Linhas Aereas SA, with more than 500 daily flights within Brazil and to Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay. It rapidly gained market share by offering low-cost tickets, modeling its service after low-cost carriers in the United States and Europe. Gol also benefited from the demise of Brazil’s flagship airline Varig, which virtually disintegrated earlier this year under a mountain of debt.
Strong Santa Ana winds exacerbated a 2-week-old wildfire that has burned more than 83,000 acres and prompted Ventura County officials on Sunday to warn some residents of Fillmore, Santa Paula and Ojai to voluntarily evacuate. The fire was 15 percent contained by Sunday afternoon, said Steve Swindle, spokesman for the Ventura County Fire Department. The National Weather Service has issued a red-flag warning for most of Southern California, including for the Santa Clarita Valley, as a dry offshore flow blows in. “A red-flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now or will shortly,” according to a written statement from weather experts. The combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and high temperatures “will create explosive fire growth potential,” the statement says. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe Christmas Truce of 1914 proved that peace is possibleThe warm and dry Santa Anas and the abundance of dry chaparral fueled the Day Fire, which scorched 10 miles in two hours on Saturday, Swindle said. The Day Fire was named after Labor Day, when it began. “It went through an area that hasn’t burned in a long time,” Swindle said Sunday. “We have voluntary evacuations in northwestern Fillmore and Ojai (and Santa Paula).” As of Sunday afternoon, only a handful of homeowners had evacuated from areas under fire threat, Ventura County fire officials said. Nearly 1,800 firefighters and personnel were out battling the blaze, which had been burning mainly in an area southwest of Pyramid Lake. Fire officials say it’s unusual for a wildfire in Southern California to last longer than a week, but because of the steep and rugged terrain, controlling the Day Fire is a struggle. While no structures have been threatened yet, Interstate 5 was shut down on two days last week as firefighters battled to keep flames from crossing the freeway. Swindle said if the fire continues spreading it could threaten about 345 structures. The cause of the blaze remains under investigation, but authorities have said they believe someone had been burning trash in the forest. firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 713-3664160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
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Self-driving cars are in the news again, after several surveys were released showing how people would want their computer-controlled car to react in a situation where it has to decide whether to save the driver or pedestrians.Most survey results suggested the driver would want to limit the amount of casualties, though we have seen sometimes that humans do not choose that option and end up killing more people to save themselves.See Also: Is NVIDIA outpacing Apple, Google with its self-driving tech? Nevertheless, the surveys appear to be a mandate for autonomous car developers to program a system to limit the amount of casualties. But is it possible we’re overthinking this function of autonomous cars?Fatal accidents where the human can decide what to do are incredibly rare and are likely to be even rarer when self-driving eliminates drunk and tired drivers and turns off malfunctioning motors.On top of that, Google has already patented a car hood that sticks pedestrians to it, which could prevent serious injuries if someone walks in front of the car at the wrong time. We are bound to see even more innovative solutions in the next four years, as automakers prepare to launch their first autonomous cars.Can it just be coded to avoid harming humans?With the additional safety from self-driving, we should be asking if programming life-and-death decisions is necessary. Why not instead work towards a world where cars don’t harm humans, or at least where the car protects both the driver and pedestrian from fatal injuries at all times.It sounds like a dream world, with 32,000 car deaths in 2014, but McKinsey & Company expects that to fall to 3,200 as self-driving cars become commonplace. The 90 percent decrease does not include improvements to traffic, roads, and car safety that we are going to see in the next 10 years, three things that may reduce deaths to the hundreds for the first time since 1908.We also need to take into consideration the massive reduction in accidents that are not fatal, estimated at 5.4 million in 2010, which could be stopped with self-driving.That may not be enough for some, but if self-driving is able to save 30,000 deaths in a year, I think it’s worth the potential “moral” risks that come attached with it. 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle… David Curry IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… Tags:#Autonomous car#driverless#Google#Self-Driving Related Posts Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In…
New National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins has recruited a former aide to be his chief of staff.Kathy Hudson now runs the Genetics & Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C., which she founded in 2002 at Johns Hopkins University. The molecular biologist was Collins’s policy director for part of his tenure as head of the National Human Genome Research Institute at NIH.Besides serving as the NIH chief’s top lieutenant, Hudson says she hopes to liaison with the Food and Drug Administration on overseeing genetic tests. Pushing for regulation of those tests was a large part of her center’s work, and she says, “I’m optimistic that we’re actually going to see some of those changes occur.” Although she’s filled out the paperwork, Hudson is still waiting for an official offer. The previous director, Elias Zerhouni, never filled the position.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(*)Hudson is leaving the genetics center as its main funder, the Pew Charitable Trusts, winds down its support this fall. The center’s number of full-time staff members has shrunk since January from a dozen to around seven, says Joan Scott, now deputy director, who will succeed Hudson. The center’s focus will likely expand from policy to moving genetic tests into the clinic, Scott says.
U.S. House of Represenatives Golden eggs. Representative Jim Cooper hopes a prize will boost appreciation for federally-funded research. For decades, the late Senator William Proxmire (D-WI) poked fun at government-funded studies that he considered a waste of taxpayers’ money by awarding them his Golden Fleece Award. The media loved the periodic prize, which lambasted—among many targets—a study of why prisoners wanted to get out of jail, funded by the Department of Justice, and a study of love, backed by the National Science Foundation. An alliance that includes members of Congress and science and university groups wants to turn Proxmire’s gimmick on its head. Today, they announced plans to award a new Golden Goose Award to research projects that might sound funny, but have produced serious health or economic benefits. “We’ve all seen reports that ridicule odd-sounding research projects as examples of government waste,” said Representative Jim Cooper (D-TN), who helped hatch the idea. “The Golden Goose Award does the opposite.” Cooper hopes it will help demonstrate that government support for science “is no laughing matter. 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Nominations will be reviewed by an eight-member selection committee that includes Bruce Alberts, the editor-in-chief of Science, and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Burton Richter as well as university research officials. Members of Congress endorsing the prize include Cooper and representatives Charlie Dent (R-PA), Robert Dold (R-IL), Rush Holt (D-NJ), and Jason Altmire (D-PA). At a press conference today in the Rayburn House Office Building, AAAS CEO Alan Leshner said he hoped the prize would help remind people that even seemingly offbeat studies can produce unexpected results. When he was a working behavioral scientist, Leshner noted that his own mother “had a hard time understanding why I studied why rats ran in those little running wheels.” It turned out, he said, that such research helped reveal how mammals regulate body fat, a key health issue. Leshner said he hoped researchers would nominate other potentially misunderstood studies for the Golden Goose Award by sending an email to: email@example.com.