Star taps Malcolm Hill to replace import Cinmeon Bowers

first_imgSources: Blatche reluctant to join Gilas in Lebanon Fiba Asia LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Cinmeon Bowers. PBA IMAGESStar is leaving no stone unturned this 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup as the team decided to replace Cinmeon Bowers with Malcolm Hill on Monday.Coach Chito Victolero confirmed the news as the Hotshots are set to parade the 21-year-old Hill after just one game with Bowers.ADVERTISEMENT ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube View comments “Yes, nagpalit na po kami (Yes, we’ve already changed our imports.),” the soft-spoken mentor in Filipino when asked if the development was indeed true.Bowers posted 15 points, eight rebounds, and five assists in Star’s 103-86 victory over Blackwater on Sunday but left a lot of pundits unimpressed with his style of play, with the most notable being his lackluster showing in the team’s tuneup game against Ginebra in the offseason.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Hill, meanwhile, went undrafted in the 2017 NBA Draft after four years in Illinois.He averaged a team-best 17.2 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2.9 assists, and 1.2 steals in his senior year with the Fighting Illini. McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return MOST READ Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicanscenter_img 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Hill last played with the Oklahoma City Thunder in the recently concluded Orlando Summer League.He will make his debut for the Hotshots in their next game against Alaska on Friday at Ynares Center in Antipolo.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Social Security is political necessity

first_imgFaced with billions in bond redemptions along with perpetual government deficits from other sources, the Treasury will have to borrow real money rather than simply make bookkeeping entries. Worse, it must borrow real money from an increasingly skeptical world (read: China, India, Japan and Saudi Arabia). It is increasingly clear that our dollars are less welcome than they have been in the past. Retirees will get their promised Social Security benefits because it is a political necessity, whatever the consequences in the financial markets. I don’t think we can be as confident about the really big promise we call Medicare. The unfunded liabilities of Medicare Part D, the prescription drug program, are nearly as large as the unfunded liabilities of Social Security. And that’s just a small part of the program! The future costs of Medicare are massively greater than Social Security. That, I believe, is where retirees can expect to see the most creative weaseling, and from both political parties. Q: We invest in American mutual funds and Fidelity mutual funds. Considering the upheavals that the markets are experiencing, we keep our heads above water except for one fund. Fidelity Real Estate Investment was a shining star, but now it is a crashing star. I want to move to another fund, but my wife says to hang on. Your opinion, please. – R.M. Q uestion: I am conflicted by what I have been reading about Social Security in your columns and book “The Coming Generational Storm.” On the one hand, you recommend we delay taking Social Security benefits until we reach full retirement (66 for me) if we can afford it because the payment is so much higher and we will realize more money in the long run. On the other hand, you paint a pretty bleak picture about Social Security’s long-term solvency and the real possibility of significant benefit cuts in the future. That makes me think I better start taking Social Security as soon as I can if that worst-case scenario plays out. I could go either way, but what is a 60-year-old boomer to do? – S.S. ANSWER: The squeeze that is coming probably won’t be a direct hit on Social Security benefits. There are two reasons for this, financial and political. The financial reason is that our government has accumulated Social Security trust fund assets – a horde of Treasury obligations – from all the extra employment taxes we’ve been paying since the last big Social Security reform in the 1980s. Those assets are on the official books. They can, and will, be redeemed by Social Security to make the needed payments to retirees. Basically, the cash flow hot potato will be passed to the Treasury. A: The reason we diversify our assets is that everything doesn’t go up, or down, at the same time. That’s why we should own cash, domestic bonds, domestic stocks, international stocks, international bonds and REITs. Those are all recognized asset classes. Their proportions can be mixed, so you can get a modest return with very little risk or a higher return with substantial risk. That’s what investing is about. Unless you have reason to believe that you really shouldn’t have real estate in your portfolio, a down year is no reason to sell. Indeed, if you want to keep your portfolio balanced, it is often a reason to buy more. If the fund’s performance trails its competitive peers, however, you should think about a replacement fund. Q: If you were four years from retirement, as I am, where would you allocate your monies? We have about $270,000 saved in an IRA. Would you buy any gold? – N.B. A: I wouldn’t buy gold except as insurance against chaos and, if I was worried about chaos, I’d buy a gun and lots of bullets before I bought gold. As long as we continue to have baby showers and PTA meetings in America, we need to focus our investments on earning assets – stocks, bonds, cash and real estate. One simple portfolio is what I call the Margarita Portfolio, a mixture of one-third domestic stocks, one-third international stocks and one-third Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities. It can be done very inexpensively with low-cost index funds or exchange- traded funds. This portfolio gives you diversification. It also gives you some protection against inflation and/or a falling dollar with the TIPS and international equities. Questions about personal finance and investments may be sent by e-mail to scott@scottburns.com or by fax to 505-424-0938.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

DDTV: COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – STAND-OFF IN THE SHADOW OF HILL 16!

first_imgThe banter has already started between both sets of fans.Only after 70 minutes at Croke Park on Sunday will the bragging rights belong to either Donegal or Dublin. But that hasn’t stopped the boys from GiddyupSkits from setting the scenery for Sunday’s encounter between both sets of fans. One word – superb! Simply click on the video to enjoy!DDTV: COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – STAND-OFF IN THE SHADOW OF HILL 16! was last modified: August 27th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DDTVdonegaldublinGiddyupSkitslast_img read more

Donegal’s top musicians tune up for unmissable Inishowen’s Own charity concert this Friday

first_imgThis Friday a night of local music and craic will take place to help raise further vital funds needed to support local victims of the recent floods in Inishowen.The event, Inishowen’s Own, will feature some of Donegal’s best musicians, including The Henry Girls, Sailor Bill, Inishowen Gospel Choir, Great White Lies and Tommy Conway.All proceeds from the event will go directly to the Irish Red Cross which will continue to bring much-needed relief to anyone that needs it in the local area. A spokesperson for Inishowen’s Own says: “We’ve organised this event in the hope to bring the local community in Carndonagh together after these hard times. We have had kind raffle prizes donated by local businesses which will be up for grabs on the night.“The floods caused severe devastation for families, businesses, and infrastructure, in the area and it has had a massive effect on the wider Donegal community at home and family and friends abroad.”The event will take place upstairs in Simpsons Bar/Tul Na Rí, Carndonagh.Admission is just €15 and tickets are available from Simpson’s Bar & Restaurant in Carndonagh, online from Eventbrite, or you can pay at door. For more, visit Inishowen’s Own Facebook page.Donegal’s top musicians tune up for unmissable Inishowen’s Own charity concert this Friday was last modified: September 26th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Carndonaghinishowen’s ownthe henry girlslast_img read more

Liverpool midfielder a shock transfer target for Spanish giants Real Madrid

first_img1 Real Madrid are keeping tabs on Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum ahead of a potential shock move for the midfielder.The 26-year-old only moved to Anfield last summer after the Reds paid out £25m to sign him from Newcastle United.The Dutchman has made a steady start to his Liverpool career, scoring five league goals in 30 appearances.According to Tutto Mercato, Real Madrid are now monitoring Wijnaldum ahead of the upcoming summer transfer window.The Spanish club are reportedly interested in the central midfielder after watching him over the past few seasons.Wijnaldum is under contract with Liverpool until June 2021, however, and they are unlikely to want to let him go. Georginio Wijnaldum in action for Liverpool last_img read more

ERRIGAL COLLEGE TO HOST ITS INAUGURAL 5K RACE AND WALK

first_imgLetterkenny’s Errigal College will hold its inaugural 5K Race & Walk on Thursday 2nd May 2013 at 7.30pm.The accurate and athletic Ireland approved route will be both enjoyable and challenging for both runner and walker.It starts at Errigal College and stays left via Hospital roundabout, Oatfield roundabout to Ballyraine Road, along the Ramelton Road, up past the Church of the Irish Martyrs, up Gortlee & Lower Carnamuggagh to emerge onto the New Industrial Park Road, finishing at the entrance to the Donegal Hospice. This is a great chance to try out those new runners for the NW10k on the following Sunday as the race/walk will take in some of the 10k route.The school is encouraging young and old to take part.Entry fee for runners is €8, for walkers €5 & students €5. Changing facilities and refreshments are available at the College.The prizes for runners are kindly sponsored by Brendan McGlynn & Associates and the Quiet Moment Tea Rooms & Sandwich Bar. There will be spot prizes for walkers.  Registration in the College Gym from 6.30pm Errigal College would like to thank the Donegal Athletic Board and members of Letterkenny athletic Club for their invaluable assistance with the event. ERRIGAL COLLEGE TO HOST ITS INAUGURAL 5K RACE AND WALK was last modified: May 1st, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:5kerrigal collegelast_img read more

GAA NEWS: KILLYBEGS PIP BRAVE MALIN TO TAKE PLACE IN COUNTY FINAL

first_imgKILLYBEGS will face Glenswilly in this year’s RnaG county senior final.The fishermen won by the narrowest of margins at MacCumhaill Park, seeing off the brave challenge by 0-11 to 1-07.Killybegs threw their shocking league form to one side to win the game – having performed poorly this year, failing to win in any of their last 12 league matches. But they pulled off the semi-final win – despite being down to 14 men for half the match after Enda Murphy was shown a straight red for a nasty challenge on Malin’s Damian Harkin.Now for the final – and a clash with Glenswilly, champions from 2011. GAA NEWS: KILLYBEGS PIP BRAVE MALIN TO TAKE PLACE IN COUNTY FINAL was last modified: October 6th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Dash of Zulu in heart of London

first_imgThe Zulu culture comes under the spotlightin 2010 with the opening of an upmarketZulu-themed venue in London.(Image: South Africa Tourism)MEDIA CONTACTS • Roger PayneShaka Zulu restaurant and lounge+44 203 376 9911Janine ErasmusAn opulent new venue opening in April 2010 in London’s Camden district is themed around the famed Zulu king Shaka, and will offer the best of South African cuisine.The £5.5-million (R66-million) venue, also a nightclub, will accommodate almost 750 people, according to the British Hospitality Association (BTA).The multi-level venue is located in the Camden Stables market, northwest of the city centre. The historic stables market is part of the larger Camden Markets, several adjacent markets that are a popular shopping destination and tourist hotspot.The project is the brainchild of Roger Payne, who also owns The Cuban bar and restaurant in Camden Markets. Other restaurants in the area offer a choice of interesting world cuisine ranging from Moroccan to Thai and Malaysian. Payne and Camden Markets have entered into a joint venture to develop the African restaurant.Touted as “London’s hottest launch”, the upmarket Shaka Zulu will be located just below the glamorous pan-Asian restaurant Gilgamesh, in the heart of the Stables market. The BTA reports that the ground floor of the venue, which will double as a nightclub, will accommodate 400 people, while the mezzanine area will accommodate 340 people. Patrons will be able to sample the finest Cape-style seafood in one themed restaurant, and savour specialty South African meats in another.Speaking to Caterer Search, Payne described his latest project as “unique”. The restaurateur admitted to a boyhood fascination with King Shaka, and a long-standing interest in the differences between Zulu and British culture of that time.“It will be a Las Vegas-themed show bar with fine dining … destined to become London’s number-one nightclub,” he said. The UK‘s celebrities are expected to make Shaka Zulu one of their favourite haunts.Payne is also negotiating to bring South African food and beverage suppliers on board. Reports also say that the entrepreneur is in consultation with job creation enterprise Bayede, producer of a range of Zulu-inspired products ranging from fine beadwork and clothing, to accessories, bedding and even wines.Bayede is endorsed by the reigning Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini and his wife Queen Mantfombi, the daughter of Sobhuza II, former king of Swaziland.Sweeping scenes of AfricaPayne is sparing no expense – the cost of the interior décor alone, which will showcase 19th century Zulu culture, is estimated at around £2-million (R24-million). Enormous intricately hand-carved wooden panels feature majestic scenes from Africa – one of them, of an elephant, is said to be 20m high, 10m wide, and 2m deep.Guests may feel a little intimidated as they approach the entrance under the gaze of a 15m bronze statue of the feared ruler himself, which will stand by the door.The 2 400 square metre floor space will also encompass a VIP and cocktail lounge.To ensure authenticity, the developers have held extensive consultation with members of the Zulu nation in South Africa, including King Zwelithini.“We have also consulted the British Museum,” said a Shaka Zulu spokesperson. The cultural institution is famed for its vast African art galleries, which hold treasures gathered – although, some would say plundered – from all over the African continent.The Zulu king is said to have been invited to the grand opening as guest of honour.Royal warriorShaka was born around 1787 near KwaDukuza, formerly known as Stanger, in KwaZulu-Natal.His father Senzangakhona, a Zulu chieftain, had 16 wives, and his mother Nandi was also of noble blood. Because Shaka’s parents weren’t married he and his mother were shunned by both sides of the family, and they eventually settled with Nandi’s aunt among the Mthetwa tribe, led by Chief Dingiswayo.As a grown man Shaka enlisted in the Mthetwa army. It was Dingiswayo who first saw the warrior’s leadership potential, and took him as his protégée, giving him the opportunity to rise through the ranks. Shaka was a ruthless commander, but his strict discipline and sharp military mind were an advantage for the army.When his father died, Dingiswayo supported the young man in a bid to claim control of his people. This Shaka did, and immediately began to assimilate neighbouring clans into his domain, although he remained loyal to Dingiswayo.The monarch died around 1818 and although it is suspected that Shaka played a covert part in this, there is no testimony to support the speculation. Shaka assumed the late Dingiswayo’s position and immediately began to expand the boundaries of his kingdom.Shaka’s only real rival was Zwide of the Ndwandwe tribe, whom he finally conquered in 1826. Many of the Ndwandwe warriors pledged allegiance to Shaka, boosting the ruler’s army tremendously.Shaka introduced a number of new military and social concepts during his reign. One was the iklwa, the short stabbing spear that was born of the long-handled assegai used for throwing. Shaka preferred his warriors to hang on to their weapons instead of throwing them, and to creep right up to the enemy and engage them at close range.He also perfected the crescent-shaped military formation, the main part of which would fight the enemy while those on the outer wings moved to surround the foe. The Zulu army under Shaka fought many bloodthirsty wars and left thousands of people as refugees. As undisputed ruler Shaka showed no mercy to those who angered him, inflicting often outrageous cruelties on them. It has been said that he was responsible for the deaths of over 1-million people.Shaka was on good terms with the occupying British colonial forces, traded with them, and allowed them to build a settlement at Port Natal, now the provincial capital Durban. During his rule there was harmony between the Zulus and the settlers.When his mother Nandi died in 1827, Shaka went berserk, putting large numbers of people to death simply because they did not appear to be suitably grief-stricken. His behaviour eventually became too much for his people and it was at this time that his bodyguard Mbopha and half-brothers Dingane and Mhlangana fatally stabbed Shaka. The buried him in an unmarked grave near what is today the town of KwaDukuza.As Shaka had no children, Dingane succeeded him as king of the Zulu nation.last_img read more

Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 91 | Bacon donuts, Super Bowl ads and Young Ag Professionals

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Featured in this 91st episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold, is Meghann Winters with the Ohio Pork Council joins Matt Reese, Dale Minyo, and Joel Penhorwood to talk the registration deadline for the upcoming Ohio Pork Congress. More details at www.OhioPork.org.We hear more audio from a roundtable at the 2019 Young Ag Professionals Winter Leadership Experience with farmers Rose Hartschuh of Crawford Co., Ron Grayson Burns of Union Co., and Luke Dull of Montgomery Co.Several leaders were at the Ohio Agri Business Association Industry Meeting, including Scott Higgins of the Ohio Dairy Producers Association, and Arlan Suderman of INTL FC Stone.last_img read more

Benefits Of Using Virtual Reality In The Classroom

first_imgiblogs 3 Questions to Ask Your Cloud Provider Prior to… Tags:#Trending#VR Just a few years ago, virtual reality seemed to be a sci-fi concept for most people. Currently, virtual reality is playing an increasing role in reshaping such industries as medicine and real estate and educators started using VR in academic settings. A lot of people now believe that this technology is the future of education and that students will benefit from VR-enabled textbooks and virtual classrooms.This article explores the impact of virtual reality on students and educators. You will learn about typical advantages of using virtual reality in the classroom.VR Can Stop Classroom Smartphone DistractionAccording to the study, results of which were published in the Journal of Medical Education, students spent a fifth of their time in the classroom using their mobile devices for the activities not relevant to their school work.The research findings showed that the students checked their smartphones 11.43 times on average during their lessons. If these smartphones were used for VR technology, the problem could potentially be solved. Students would not be able to waste their time on smartphones because they would use their devices to engage with VR software.Eliminates Language BarriersLanguage differences can be challenging in today’s multicultural societies. If students want to study in a foreign country, they need to achieve fluency in a foreign language to be able to understand the material if they are taught in another language. With virtual reality, language translation can be built into the software and there will be no language barrier that can prevent students from achieving their educational goals. VR visualizations can be experienced in any language.Outstanding VisualizationsVR video simulations allow students to explore different realities and have an alternative learning experience that is impossible in the traditional classroom. Wearing VR headset, students can experience high-quality educational visualizations that have a positive impact on the whole learning process. VR can help students easily understand complex concepts, theories, and subjects. they are able to digest and retain complex information at a much higher rate.An average person can remember only 20% of information that they hear and 30% of information if they see it. But if they get this information through personal experience, they remember up to 90% of it. VR technology creates an immersive experience that helps students learn effectively.Research has proven that immersion of students in the virtual world enables them to learn better. Such learning activities don’t feel like work and students enjoy the learning process that increases their motivation.Social Integration of StudentsStudents achieve better results in a positive learning environment when they can connect with their peers. Virtual reality can enhance social integration of students with different learning needs and styles.Students who commonly struggled to become a part of a group were accepted by their peers because they had strong technology skills. These are the findings of Dr. Connor Galvin who evaluated virtual reality learning program that involved 20 schools. This technology can ensure positive outcomes for children experiencing problems at home, with learning difficulties or from ethnical minorities.Virtual reality changes the way we learn, teach, and communicate. The learners are engaged during the lessons because there are no outside distractions as this technology is immersive in nature, inspires creative learning, and promotes curiosity.Now we are witnessing as more and more progressive schools all around the world start using the VR technology within their classrooms and curriculum. With VR, teachers can teach different subjects in new and exciting ways, making learning process fun.Virtual reality has the potential to transform education. It offers endless possibilities for higher education institutions as well. It can be a powerful tool in supporting STEM education.VR is used in architectural design and allows students to view their own designs in real time. It is also a great learning tool for medical students who can use it to simulate real-time surgeries. Universities can use this technology to create virtual tours for recruiting students.The use of virtual reality in higher education is likely to increase over the next few years. Virtual reality is unlikely to replace old-school face-to-face teaching methods, but this technology will continue to be used to enhance learning experiences for students. Related Posts center_img G-Suite Tips to Make Workplace Collaboration Le… A Comprehensive Guide to Top Blockchain Platforms How a Modern Gaming Engine Can Supercharge Your…last_img read more