March sadness

first_imgBAKERSFIELD Sunk deep in his seat on the bench, the old coach, after seeing his defense break down again, shuts his eyes for a moment and massages the bridge of his nose. A few minutes later, after his team misses a layup – one of a half-dozen on the night – a familiar look of irritation crosses his face, and he begins to fiddle with the knot on his tie and rub his left temple. Not long after, when one of his players is muscled away from a rebound, he has had enough. “That’s a foul,” the coach shouts in his recognizable, raspy drawl. The coach, dressed neatly in a brown tweed jacket, tan slacks, shirt, and print tie, unfolds himself from his chair, puts his hands in his pants pockets as if he’s searching for loose change, and strolls casually toward midcourt. A few seconds – and four-letter words – later, an official at the other end of the court blows his whistle and signals a technical foul. With that, the coach turns and shuffles back to his seat. It’s the middle of March, and Jim Harrick is working again – on referees, on his players, and perhaps on his image. It’s all familiar, except for the setting – a mostly empty arena that’s as close to March Madness as it is to Manhattan. Harrick, after being kicked into retirement amid allegations of academic fraud and his players being paid at Georgia in 2003 and then working as a scout for the Denver Nuggets, has returned to coaching with the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA’s Development League, a six-year-old minor league. “Since 1964, I’ve had a team to coach. That’s what I like to do. That’s what I enjoy doing,” said Harrick, the former UCLA and Pepperdine coach who turns 69 in July. “I’m not a retired guy. It’s boring. When you’re scouting, you do it at night two or threenights a week during the season. I played golf every day. “You go 15 hours a day for 40 years and then all of a sudden, boom, you stop. My wife is all for it. “(Coaching) keeps you active, it keeps you involved, it keeps you sharp, it keeps your brain moving – you’ve got to watch tape and break it down. I’m doing what I love.” Harrick spent part of last summer coaching an AAU traveling team of high school players for the Valley-based Pump brothers, Dana and David. And coaching in the D-League, as it’s called, has taken some getting used to as well. Harrick has players like Mateen Cleaves and Gerry McNamara, who won national titles at MichiganState and Syracuse, and a pair of former NBA lottery picks in 7-foot center Patrick O’Bryant and Qyntel Woods. But when a middle-aged businessman in a coat and tie is brought out of the stands to dance with the Jam’s cheerleaders during a timeout, half the players huddled around Harrick as he diagrammed a play had their heads craned toward the court. The Jam is 16-29 heading into tonight’s game at Anaheim, anchored in last place in the Western Division of the 12-team league. “Well, it’s different,” said Harrick, who had two losing seasons in 23 years as a college head coach. “We only have four guys that I had opening day. They come and go out of this league so you don’t have time to build habits – like stopping penetration and getting back on defense.” Then there is the opponent – in this case, the FortWorth Flyers. “They’re completely different than when we played them before – all new players,” he said. “Nobody plays any defense, nobody knows what anybody’s doing – you can’t watch tape because everybody’s got different players. So you just….” And Harrick puts up his palms. Does he ever wonder what he is doing here? “I wonder that about a lot of people – coaches, ex-players who played in the NBA,” said Cleaves, who played for four teams in six NBA seasons. “But he’s a very down-to-earth person. He doesn’t look at it like it is a bad thing. He loves what he does, and that’s help young players get better.” It’s this sort of que sera sera approach that has often made Harrick popular with his players. He always has shown a knack for finding great talent – luring Don MacLean to UCLA when it was popular for kids from Los Angeles to head east, snaring Ed O’Bannon away from UNLV when it was put on probation, getting Lamar Odom into school at Rhode Island when nobody else could, and offering a place at Georgia when twins Jarvis and Jonas Hayes transferred from Western Carolina. Harrick teaches the same offense that he watched John Wooden run – “It’s not the only way to play, only the best,” he said – and lets his players play. What got Harrick into trouble was playing fast and loose everywhere else. By his resume alone, Harrick would seem to have a job of his choosing. He won an NCAA championship at UCLA in 1995, the school’s only title since Wooden retired; came within seconds of taking Rhode Island to the Final Four in 1999; and had Georgia on its way to an unprecedented third consecutive trip to the NCAATournament. But he left all three schools under a cloud of accusations, getting fired at UCLA for falsifying an expense report, the final straw for athletic director Pete Dalis in a haystack of minor transgressions; being accused of sexual harassment and recruiting violations at Rhode Island; and resigning at Georgia after his son, Jim Jr., an assistant, was fired. Mention these and Harrick’s eyes narrow. “I got Marty Schottenheimered at UCLA, that’s what happened,” Harrick said, referring to the San Diego Chargers coach who was fired because he couldn’t get along with his boss. “At Georgia, I did absolutely nothing wrong. I have a letter from the NCAA saying that.” Harrick and his son sued Georgia, but the case never got to trial, the last of the charges being dismissed lastyear. Even during the course of an interview, Harrick’s version doesn’t always square with others’. He said his name was mentioned in connection with the job at Marshall because he went there, though his biography says he graduated from what is now the College of Charleston. He said his relationship with UCLA coach Ben Howland began when Howland played at Weber State and Harrick was an assistant at Utah State, though Harrick left the school a year before Howland arrived. When he’s asked how he’ll be remembered – for the way he won or the way he left – Harrick leans back on the sofa in his office. “I don’t really worry about that – what is your legacy? What is going to be your perception?”‘ he said. “My perception is every guy who ever played for me. …” And then he launches into a soliloquy about the dinner he had at The Bellagio last summer in Las Vegas with six players from the UCLA championship team that lasted until 3 a.m. It then weaves into the story of Pastor Billy Ingram of Maranatha Community Church on Martin Luther King Blvd., the captain of the Morningside High team he coached, giving the opening prayer at an awards dinner after the ’95 championship. Then he crosses over to Kevin Love, the incoming UCLA star recruit, whose father Stan lived around the corner from Harrick and used to drop by for dinner when he was a student at Morningside. Kiki Vandeweghe, whose father Ernie used to be the Harrick family’s pediatrician, hired Harrick when he was the Nuggets’ general manager. The Clippers’ Cuttino Mobley and the Lakers’ Odom, who played for him at Rhode Island, call him. The Washington Wizards’ Jarvis Hayes and the Seattle SuperSonics’ Damien Wilkins, who played for him at Georgia, call him. He’s great friends with the Golden State Warriors’ Baron Davis and the Sonics’ Earl Watson, whom he recruited to UCLA. Then he goes on to a list of coaches who worked for him. Alabama’s Mark Gottfried calls him every week. Lorenzo Romar, Greg White, Larry Farmer, Jerry DeGregorio. Just about everyone except for his UCLA successor, Steve Lavin, but he doesn’t want to go into that. “That’s what matters to me,” he said after stopping to take a breath. “That answers every question in the whole world.” Then why spend several years in court suing Georgia? “That was for my son,” Harrick said of Jim Jr., who was mocked when some of the questions from his basketball coaching class – “How many points do you get for a 3-point shot?” – became public. “They hurt my son. What if somebody hurt your child? My son had the potential to be one of the finest young basketball coaches in America. You look at Tony Bennett. The coach who was with the Atlanta Falcons (Jim Mora) was the son of a really good coach. The Suttons at Oklahoma State and Oral Roberts. He’s as good as any of them, as good as Mark Gottfried, as good as Lorenzo Romar. I want to tell you something: Anybody who ever hurts your children, it’s going to leave a scar that will never, ever go away.” When UCLA played its first-round NCAA Tournament game two weeks ago in Sacramento, Harrick flew up with one of the Jam’s owners, Stan Ellis, in his private turbo-prop plane. “You have all these people walking up to the game and there must have been several thousand UCLA fans,” Ellis said. “It seemed like everyone was hugging him, taking pictures, having kids take pictures with him. I had no idea of his celebrity.” UCLA coach Ben Howland has welcomed Harrick back to the school, inviting him to a banquet at the Final Four last year. He also spoke at a coaches’ clinic last spring with Howland, Bob Knight, and Bill Self, among others. “It means a lot to me,” said Harrick, who still wears one of his two UCLA championship rings. “When he got the job, he said, `I want to talk to you,’ so we went out to dinner in Beverly Hills and we spent six hours talking about everything. I’m really happy for Ben. I hope he wins a national championship, I really do.” It’s not hard for Harrick to keep tabs on UCLA. He lives in Rancho Santa Margarita in Orange County, where he’s close to his three sons and eight grandchildren. Harrick knows this is the end of the line in coaching. At 68, the appeal of being an NBA assistant or the possibility of being a college head coach has long since passed. At the college level, the fingerprints he has left have made him an untouchable. Inquiries made on his behalf at Pepperdine a year ago and at Long Beach State more recently were rebuffed. “I understand that,” Harrick said. This time of year, he says, is the toughest. “I loved this time of year,” Harrick said, his West Virginia twang coming through. “It’s in your blood. “Oh, it’s fabulous. You miss going to the NCAA Tournament, wooooo! I don’t miss all the things involved – the study table, kids’ grades, recruiting and all that stuff – but I sure miss this time of year. It’s the greatest show on earth. This is what’s it’s all about. Gollll-yyy.” After a few more minutes, he grabs a handful of game tapes, has a quick word with one of his players about playing time, and walks out the door, ready to head into the night. [email protected] (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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Seniors get expanded center

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SIMI VALLEY After months of delays and $8.9 million worth of work, the grand opening is scheduled Tuesday for the expansion of the Simi Valley Senior Center, including a 12,000-square-foot addition nearly doubling its size. Seniors were already getting a feel for the new facilities last weekcq, including a computer training center where a class in the basics of eBay selling was already booked up, with a waiting list. Laurie Dickinson, a senior management analyst with the city, which operates the center, said the center is now one of the best facilities of its kind in the state. “This center is an indication of how much the city cares about our seniors,” she said. “I’m very proud.” City officials said they expect all the construction, including the renovations on the old section, to be completed in time for Tuesday’s opening. They said they expect attendance, now about 100,000 people a year, to increase by at least 25 percent. Gordon Holmberg, 69, said he has been coming to the center for years and was surprised at how nice it is now. “I think this is great just walking in the new lobby,” Holmberg said. “We’re very fortunate to have this. It’s a terrific place.” The opening event begins at 10 a.m. Tuesday with tours of the 11 new public rooms at 3900 Avenida Simi. City officials will be on hand to dedicate the new facilities. The project was supposed to be finished in November, but delays in part because of the availability of materials held up construction. The building contract required the developer to pay fines for every day missed after the Nov. 4 deadline, which have amounted to more than $100,000 in penalties paid to the city. The project includes a physical fitness classroom, offices for representatives of more than 20 agencies that provide services to senior citizens, new parking for the disabled and an enlarged kitchen to provide low-cost meals. Various social service agencies provide services at the center that include health insurance counseling, income tax assistance and legal advice for seniors. The offices were packed last week with seniors getting advice on their income taxes. New covered entrances are designed so seniors can arrive and walk in without getting wet if it rains. There are display cases inside the front doors exhibiting arts and crafts work done by the seniors in classes at the center. An extra-wide hallway will also double as an art gallery, and the expansion offers the center a chance to offer more services and activities, including classes offered through the Ventura County Community College District and the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District. The senior technology lab offers a computer publishing class and a course on how to use eBay for the center’s garage-sale aficionados. [email protected] (805) 583-7602IF YOU GO: The grand opening of the newly expanded Simi Valley Senior Center is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday. The center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 3900 Avenida Simi. For more information, call (805) 583-6363. last_img read more

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DD Fitness: Who are you trying to please?

first_imgSelf-doubt plays a huge factor in people’s ability to reach their goals.It is natural to question yourself, whenever you try and start something different to change your current situation.One of the doubts that people have is failure. “What will happen if I fail?”One of the biggest fears that people have when it comes to failure is how they will look to others.They worry about what other people will say if they fail. The embarrassment they will feel if it were to happen. The feeling of being under scrutiny and a topic of negative conversations. These are all things that can stop people from starting, as it is easier and more comfortable to stay the same.If what you are trying to do, will change you and your situation for the better, you have to ask yourself; ‘Who are you trying to please?’I have had this conversation many times with clients and members.The thing about that is this;Worrying about what others will think about you is pointless.Especially if those people would take pleasure in your failures. Not all criticism will be negative, you may have someone who has been down your path before and has made some of the mistakes that comes with the journey to your goals.This can be invaluable feedback and could prevent you from making mistakes that could cost you time and effort.However, if you feel that the person is being negative because you are progressing faster than they are, or maybe you have gotten further down the road than they have in the past, you may need to disengage yourself from what they are saying.Give neutral responses to them that are positive in nature as they won’t expect that kind of response and if they see that their negative comments are not deterring you from your goal, they will eventually get fed up and move on. From time to time, you will get someone who is persistent, simply because they get some sort of weird pleasure from knocking others down.With someone like this, if the neutral responses do not work, you may need to get assertive and a bit blunt with them and tell them to kindly mind their own business. (get blunter if that doesn’t work).The main thing that you must do, however, is start.Do not get bogged down in paralysis by analysis.Spending your time thinking about what you should do and all the possible pitfalls that may come along the way is great, but if thinking is all you do and you never act on this and start, it is pointless.Whatever your goal – start!Do it now. Don’t wait until the start of the week as this will give you more time to talk yourself out of it.It doesn’t matter what others think, and yes, that is easy for me to say.One of the reasons that it is easy, is because I’ve been there and done that numerous times in both my training and business.If I stopped every time someone gave me some ‘concerned’ advice, I wouldn’t be in business right now.If I gave up every time, I failed at something, I’d still be working for other people.If I hadn’t travelled to Dublin to do my course, I could still be a statistic of the economic downturn and a number on the live register.Do I still get the same anxieties when I start something new?Of course, I do.But I have learned to use this as motivation to drives me forward.If you are currently stuck, use the tips below to help you to get ‘unstuck’.Think about the problem. (is there actually a problem?) Ask For help (talk to people who have been here already) Find easy solutions (is there an easier way to do this?) Turn a negative into a positive (don’t dwell on the negatives, how many positive can you find in your journey so far?)Change your environment (do you need to change where you are to progress?) Give yourself time (don’t set unrealistic goals. Have a main goal and steps in place to take you there)I’ll leave you with a quote from Gary Vee (follow him of you don’t already)“All your ideas may be solid or even good… But you have to Actually EXECUTE on them for them to matter.” – Gary VaynerchukYou will have many struggles in your life, don’t make getting started on your goals one of them.#leanin2019If you would like to join a motivated and supporting fitness community, we are taking new members into our Lean in 2019 program.You can find out all the information and get signed up through the link below.https://www.rushefitness.ie/class/lean-in-2019-gym-plan/* Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe FitnessDD Fitness: Who are you trying to please? was last modified: August 10th, 2019 by Emmet RusheShare 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

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast November 1, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Rain continues over the state today, and as low pressure moves up the front out of the mid-Mississippi valley, we will see moisture work northward. That means today will feature the heaviest and longest lasting rains in the southern half  and eastern third of the state, but the north and NW will not be completely immune, with rain pushing in this afternoon. We are putting rain totals today at .25”-.75” over the northwest quadrant of Ohio, and .5”-2” over the rest of the state. There can be some areas that end up with more closer to 3, if the variables all line up just right.The significant rains are off to the east and south by midday tomorrow, and may leave sooner. But, even if its done sooner, we still expect a pretty good batch of wrap around moisture with this circulation. Most of that will manifest as clouds, but we won’t rule out a spit or sprinkle over the state. Coverage will be pretty minor, but enough that we can’t wave the all clear flag just yet.This weekend goes dry!! Well, at least Saturday through Sunday morning. We should see good south winds over the weekend, taking temps well above normal in all areas. Clouds will start to increase Sunday by midday, and by evening/overnight, we see a minor trough working through. That will trigger light rains, a few hundredths to no more than .3” but we are increasing coverage to near 80% and it won’t take much to nudge that closer to 100%…but time will tell.We don’t see much of anything but clouds through the day Monday, but Monday night through Tuesday a strong system and cold front sweep through. Rain totals will be from .5”-1.5” with coverage at 100% of the state. This will be another good, soaking rain in all areas, and will add to harvest delays.A little good news as we end the 10-day window: we are dry from next Wednesday all the way through Saturday and even next Sunday should say precipitation free, although we expect clouds to develop there. Temps will be cooler than the first part of next week, as there is strong north winds and a Canadian high-pressure dome that will move in behind the big rains Tuesday. Still, though, we expect good evaporation rates and stronger west and northwest winds to aid in drying.For the extended period, we have rain coming back for the 12th, bringing .25”-1” over 75% of the state. Then we are dry again for Tuesday the 13th through that following Friday.So, drier windows do exist in our forecast, but it takes til the second half of next week to get to them…and there is a lot of moisture headed toward us between now and then (the map below shows rain totals now through next Wednesday morning).last_img read more

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Federal Funds for Startup Incubator? Memphis Firm Takes a Shot at ARRA Half Million

first_imgjolie odell Related Posts Tags:#start#startups Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img According to reports from local news sources, a Memphis startup incubator and business accelerator is taking aim at a grant from the federal government to fund its expansion and growth.EmergeMemphis, an incubator with 26 companies currently in its stable, is home to ventures of all stripes: A budding ISP, software development shops, a hosting service, several marketing and PR firms, investment groups, web developers, a mobile gaming company, and a research lab from a well-known corporate name. They’ve applied for a $500,000 grant from the Economic Development Administration under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to help cover a $1.26 million planned capital project – capital meaning, in this case, buildings and equipment rather than funds for investment.The planned expansion is necessary, wrote EmergeMemphis in their grant application, because the incubator is currently operating at capacity. The capital projects – specifically, rennovations to the top floor and rooftop of the building EM currently occupies – would allow for the adoption of 10 to 12 new companies and 60 to 70 more employees.EM President Gwin Scott with Miley Ainsworth and Jim Phillips. Photo credit: Alan Howell, Memphis Business Journal.“The Economic Development Administration recognizes the outstanding and demonstrated success (EmergeMemphis) has accomplished,” wrote local EDA director H. Philip Paradice Jr.“The EDA is fully committed to working with highly accomplished business partners in order to increase jobs, promote innovation and competitiveness and enhance regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy.”To date, 33 companies employing 215 people have graduated from EmergeMemphis’ program; according to EM, a full ninety percent of those companies still exist or have been acquired.Already, EmergeMemphis has received grants for this project totaling nearly a million dollars. They have accepted a $600,000 grant from the state of Tennessee’s Fastrack program; $275,000 from the Hyde Family and Kemmons Wilson Family Foundations; and $65,000 from the Plough Foundation and the EmergeMemphis board of directors. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

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Soaring Eagles pierce Archers

first_imgBSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LATEST STORIES The Archers had one final stab at stealing the victory, but Ben Mbala and Montalbo bungled their attempts under duress as the Eagles completed a seven-game sweep of the first round while sending their rivals to their second loss in seven games for a tie of second with Adamson.Earlier, National U sent University of the Philippines reeling to a third straight loss while enhancing its own Final Four bid with a 77-70 victory.Matt Salem produced a breakout performance with 21 points as the Bulldogs notched their third win in seven games, tying their victims at fifth spot.Ateneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga quickly quashed talk that the Eagles have supplanted the Archers as the favorites this season.“Its too early to talk about that,” said Arespacochaga. “It was an upset on our part. La Salle is still the favorite, I guess.”Mbala, coming off a career-best 39 points against University of the East on Thursday, was held to just 18 this time as the Eagles clogged the lane and double teamed him at every opportunity.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa A missed free throw during last season’s finals haunted Ateneo guard Matt Nieto until Sunday when he delivered the Blue Eagles’ biggest victory yet in UAAP Season 80.Given the opportunity to exorcise the ghost of the loss to fierce rival La Salle, Nieto came through with the biggest plays of the game, including two foul shots with 3.1 seconds remaining that lifted the Blue Eagles to a thrilling 76-75 victory over the Green Archers before a crowd of 14,717 at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT First Game: NU 77 – UP 70NU 77—Salem 21, Gaye 13, Alejandro 12, Joson 6, Diputado 5, Tibayan 4, Yu 3, Abatayo 3, Mosqueda 2, Morido 2, Aquino 2, Bartlett 2, Flores 2, Cauilan 0, Lastimosa 0, Rangel 0.UP 70—Desiderio 15, Dario 11, Gomez de Liano Ja 10, Lim 7, Ouattara 6, Manzo 6, Lao 6, Prado 5, Gomez de Liano Ju 4, Vito 0, Ricafort 0.Quarters: 18-21, 33-38, 56-53, 77-70Second Game: ATENEO 76 – DLSU 75ATENEO 76—Nieto Ma 16, Asistio 14, Mendoza 10, Ravena 9, Verano 6, Go 4, Tolentino 4, Nieto Mi 4, Black 4, Mamuyac 3, Ikeh 2.DLSU 75—Rivero R 19, Mbala 18, Go 11, Rivero P 8, Caracut 5, Paraiso 5, Tratter 4, Montalbo 3, Santillian 2, Gonzales 0.Quarters: 28-16, 43-36, 63-62, 76-75 Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Meralco back for unfinished business Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11’Not just basketball’: Circumcisions, pageants at Philippine courts00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next “Everyday I kept thinking about that,” Nieto said of his missed free throw in Game 2 of the finals that hastened the Eagles’ loss to the Archers. “I promised myself it won’t happen again.”Down 74-75 with 7.1 seconds remaining, Nieto forced the turnover on the inbound play for Andrei Caracut, before drawing the foul off Kib Montalbo that sent him to the line.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIt wasn’t total redemption, but for Nieto, there was plenty of satisfaction knowing that his pressure-packed foul shots sealed the win, fashioned out desspite Ateneo not hitting a field goal in the last five minutes.“I was just relaxed, just like in practice,” said the third-year guard, who finished with 16 points. “It’s still a long way to go for us (this season), but its just nice to beat La Salle.” Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary View commentslast_img read more

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Wrong number text leads couple to free Stanley Cup tickets

first_imgPagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Santora says the man called her back a few minutes later, saying the text’s intended recipient only wanted one set of the tickets.The tickets were priced at $329. The man told Santora she could have them for free.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSantora and her husband took the man up on his offer, finding seats behind the goalie.As for the mystery texter, Santora says “whoever you are, thank you.” MOST READ Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Pittsburgh Penguins and fans celebrate a goal by Penguins’ Scott Wilson during the third period in Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final against the Nashville Predators, Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in Pittsburgh. The Penguins won 4-1. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)PITTSBURGH — A text message sent to the wrong number led to a Pittsburgh couple scoring free tickets to see the Penguins play Game 2 in the Stanley Cup Final.KDKA-TV reports (http://cbsloc.al/2sjMRoJ ) Amy Santora received a text offering four tickets to Wednesday night’s game against Nashville. She called the number, and the man at the other end said he sent the text to the wrong number.ADVERTISEMENT BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Top-ranked Dustin Johnson misses cut at Memorial Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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ADI: sigma-delta A/D converter for AC and DC signals

first_img Continue Reading Previous ANSI and VITA ratify cooling standard for VPX REDI modulesNext Lauterbach: TRACE32 extends the reach of Time Partition Testing Analog Devices introduced the AD7768-1, a low power, high-performance, 24-bit single channel sigma-delta (ƩΔ) A/D for precision conversion of both AC and DC signals. AD7768-1 enables power efficient instrumentation solutions for condition monitoring in predictive maintenance (vibration and power quality), audio test, acoustic, structural health and modular automated electrical test equipment. Healthcare applications such as clinical EEG/EMG/ECG are also enabled.The AD7768-1 provides a single configurable and reusable data acquisition footprint, establishing a new industry standard in combined AC and DC performance. This enables instrumentation and industrial system designers in reuse of core acquisition chain which can service multiple measurement variants, both in channel to channel isolated and non-isolated applications. A single converter serving the various equipment platforms, performance points and measurement ranges reduces the number of reference designs, reducing costs and time to market.The AD7768-1 includes a power scalable ƩΔ modulator and digital filter to enable synchronized, high-fidelity measurement of AC and DC signals in instrumentation. The high throughput and 110.8kHz input bandwidth of the AD7768-1 deliver test cost and time reduction, improving the quality and integrity of test measurements.The AD7768-1 offers extensive digital filtering capabilities, which can be selected to meet a wide range of system requirements catering to high accuracy frequency domain measurements and low latency DC input measurement. The ADC also provides an integrated pre-charge buffer on each analog input, greatly simplifying the design of external driver circuitry. A full buffer input on the reference delivers a high impedance input for any external reference.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components last_img read more

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10 months agoTottenham, RB Leipzig tracking Norwich fullback Max Aarons

first_imgTottenham, RB Leipzig tracking Norwich fullback Max Aaronsby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham are tracking Norwich City fullback Max Aarons.The Sun says the youngster has burst onto the scene for the Championship high flyers this season and is attracting plenty of interest. Spurs are considering a £15million offer for the defender.Aarons made his debut for the first-team in August and is highly regarded at the club after a string of fine performances. German side RB Leipzig are also monitoring the situation, with a number of English youngsters tasting success in the Bundesliga. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Significant Digits For Wednesday Oct 7 2015

You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news.2.5 metersThat’s the standard height for a crocodile pit in Ratchaburi province, Thailand. Is that an esoteric figure? Sure. But believe me, if you lived in Ratchaburi, you’d want to be damn sure the pits used by farmers to raise crocodiles were up to code. Crocs are kept by area pig farmers, who feed the crocodiles meat they can’t otherwise sell at market and then eventually sell the crocs’ skin and meat — a solid business venture. But “several” baby crocodiles recently escaped a farm and set off a panic, so Big Government is stepping in over the next couple of days to make sure the Crocodile Industrial Complex isn’t playing fast and loose with the regulations. Thank god I live in America, where (I assume) the Second Amendment protects my right to raise unlicensed crocodiles for the protection of my apartment without such government intrusion. [Bangkok Post]2.8 percentCigarette shipments are set to rise for the first time since 2006, with deliveries in the U.S. growing 2.8 percent in the first six months of the year compared to the first six months of 2014. [Bloomberg]25 percentThe Energy Information Administration expects fuel bills to be substantially lower this year than last winter, with homes heated by oil seeing a 25 percent decrease in fuel bills and those heated with natural gas seeing a 10 percent drop. Even if this winter is 10 percent colder than the forecast, all major heating fuels will see either lower or neutral costs compared to last year. [EIA]43 percentPlanned Parenthood, which angers the right, and the N.R.A., which needles the left, are both really popular all things considered, with approval ratings of 45 percent and 43 percent, respectively. Be sure to bring this up at Thanksgiving dinner — I’m sure it’ll go over great. [The Washington Post]70 yearsWhile the vast majority of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement is still under wraps, New Zealand let it slip Tuesday that the pact will require the nation to increase the length of its copyright protections from 50 years after the death of a work’s creator to 70 years, matching U.S. copyright law. [BoingBoing]$5,000Rory McIlroy tossed his 3-iron into a lake earlier this year, drawing a fine from the PGA. The golfer recently revealed that the PGA reduced the fine for the offense from $25,000 to $5,000 because he apologized on television immediately afterward. [ESPN]6,000 inmatesThe Department of Justice will release roughly 6,000 federally incarcerated drug offenders in order to cut overcrowding. A third are foreign citizens set to be deported, and the rest will go through halfway houses and back into society. It’s the largest one-time release of federal inmates. [The Washington Post]20,000 to 40,000There’s life on Mars, probably — the issue is that we may have put it there. At the 2011 launch of the Curiosity rover, there were an estimated 20,000 to 40,000 heat-resistant bacterial spores on the robot, and NASA has to do a lot of work to make sure that any analysis to ascertain the presence of life on Mars isn’t influenced by the germs the rover brought with it. [The New York Times]$73.8 millionThe Houston Astros had the lowest payroll of any playoff-bound Major League Baseball team at the start of the season at $73.8 million. Last night, the Astros felled the New York Yankees in the one-game AL Wildcard playoff, shutting out New York 3-0. [The Associated Press]$99.7 billionAnheuser-Busch InBev, the company that makes swill like Budweiser, Busch, Michelob and the stalwart Natty Light, has offered to buy rival beer manufacturer SABMiller, the empire behind Miller and the beer responsible for my substantial senior-year weight gain, Miller High Life. SABMiller previously rejected two offers, so we’ll see how this unholy proposal pans out. The companies are the two largest in the beer market. [Bloomberg]If you haven’t already, you really need to sign up for the Significant Digits newsletter — be the first to learn about the numbers behind the news. read more

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