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Women’s water polo preps for Barbara Kalbus Invite

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first_imgAfter rising to a No. 3 rank, the women’s water polo team will look to add its third-straight title victory at the Barbara Kalbus Invitation this weekend. The Trojans have won the last two years’ tournaments, which have been hosted by UC Irvine. Photo by Emily Smith | Daily TrojanOver three days, the team will have the chance to face four opponents, including top competitors such as No. 1 Stanford, No. 2 Cal and No. 4 UCLA. The tournament is a chance for the top teams in the MPSF and the nation to face off. From year to year, it is a consistently competitive weekend, but this year, the tournament will feature 16 top-20 teams, providing a truly elite lineup of competition.The weekend for the Trojans will start out with a matchup against San Jose State on Friday. The No. 18 team will provide a solid challenge to begin the weekend, but the team’s eyes will be set on the second game of the tourney. A win over San Jose State would result in a game against the winner of the opening game between No. 6 Arizona State and No. 15 UC San Diego on Saturday. An opportunity to face the Sun Devils this early in the tournament would be a welcome trial for the Trojans, who often duel with them in the MPSF tournament.A pair of opening victories would give the Trojans a berth into the semifinal game on Saturday night. The ultimate goal of the tournament is to reach the championship game on Sunday, which could set the team against any of its in-state foes. The Trojans already took down the Bruins in a 6-4 victory in the title game of the Triton Invitational two weeks ago. The win gave the Trojans their fifth-straight championship in the tournament, highlighted by two goals from standout freshman driver Paige Hauschild, who scored the final goal to clinch the 2-point advantage. Hauschild went on to win MPSF Newcomer of the Week following her performance in the tournament. The award was her second in only six weeks of NCAA play.Although the Trojans took home the title thanks to a ferocious offensive effort — with senior captain driver Brianna Daboub notching her 100th career goal in the semifinal victory over UC Irvine — it was the defense that held down the championship for USC. Goalkeepers senior Victoria Chamorro and junior Amanda Longan split time in the net, with Chamorro earning 27 saves on the weekend and Longan picking up 23 in the semifinal and championship match.A similar defensive effort will be necessary for the Trojans this weekend, as they will most likely face off against two of the top four teams in the nation. The team has yet to face Cal and Stanford so far this season, but all three teams are well-acquainted as they will play each other a handful of times in regular season games and tournaments, as well as in the MPSF and NCAA tournaments. The matchups are not set in stone yet, but the Trojans can expect a challenge no matter which of their in-state rivals they face at the finish line.last_img read more

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Clippers rooting for Markelle Fultz – but not on Thursday

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first_imgIt was the type of performance one might have imagined when the 76ers drafted him No. 1 overall in 2017.And it was the type of performance that almost no one would have imagined during the two seasons he spent in Philadelphia, when a perplexing nerve condition in his neck and shoulder destroyed his jump shot and put his future in doubt.“It was huge, a big milestone,” Fultz told reporters Wednesday night after the win over the Lakers. “I think it just shows that I’m a No. 1 pick. I let my game do the talking.”That is, indeed, the case, Orlando coach Steve Clifford said of Fultz, who is just 21.“He works; he’s a throwback guy,” Clifford said. “The younger players in our league have become more and more challenging, because they’re younger and they have less experiences and, say, even 10 years ago, most of the younger guys you got in the league had performed well in college. LOS ANGELES — Add Doc Rivers to the quite-crowded Happy For Markelle Fultz Club.“I’m just very happy for him,” the Clippers coach said before his squad took on Fultz’s Orlando Magic on Thursday night at Staples Center. “I don’t want to be too happy for him tonight – but it was fun watching him (Wednesday) night.”On Wednesday, Fultz was the hero for the short-handed Magic. He finished with his second career triple-double (21 points, 10 assists and 11 rebounds) and came through with the clutch plays down the stretch in an unlikely victory over the Lakers at Staples Center, where Orlando snapped their nine-game winning streak and handed LeBron and Co. their first loss to a team with a sub-.500 record this season.The Lakers didn’t make it easy, rallying from a 21-point deficit to take a four-point lead in the fourth quarter – when Fultz scored six points on 3-for-4 shooting and recorded four assists. “Now you get a lot of guys who, frankly, haven’t even played well, you know, except in AAU, and yet they want to be treated as if they had. He’s the opposite of that. He understands that the NBA is about performing, that you’re gonna get what you earn.”Clippers guard Rodney McGruder was watching when Fultz went to work Wednesday, just as he – and the rest of the NBA – has been watching as the former Washington star muddled through his first two professional seasons.“He looked good last night, and that’s just a testament to his work ethic, and his confidence in himself and whoever’s around him, they’re keeping him afloat through the tough times he has in Philly,” McGruder said. “You root for everyone who’s trying to overcome anything, I’m happy to see him have success.”Just not too much success Thursday.PAUL GEORGE WILL TRAVELAlthough forward Paul George missed his fourth consecutive game on Thursday with a hamstring strain he suffered in practice on Jan. 8, Rivers said the Clippers’ star was expected to join the team on their six-game trip. The excursion begins Saturday in New Orleans and concludes Jan. 28 at Staples Center, when they’ll be the “visitors” against the Lakers.“He’s goin’ on the trip,” said Rivers, who didn’t have much more to report other than George did some shooting at Thursday morning’s shootaround session.The Clippers are 9-6 without George in the lineup. George – who is averaging 23.5 points, 6 rebounds and 3.7 assists – also missed the first 11 games while he finished rehabbing from offseason shoulder surgeries.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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PICTURE SPECIAL: ST EUNAN’S COLLEGE SHOW THEIR BALL SKILLS IN AID OF MEN’S CANCER

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first_imgLast September, the Student Council of St Eunan’s College got involved in a national campaign called “Blue September” with an aim of promoting cancer awareness in St Eunan’s College.The Student Council became aware of the ‘Blue September’ campaign through social media outlets, and they immediately knew that it was something that would truly benefit the Students.Student council member Aryton Kelly told Donegal Daily, “It’s frightening to think that 1 in 3 men (or 1 in 4 women) will develop cancer in their lifetime. “That’s about eight boys in an average class, and with cancer rates set to rise by about 60% (14 million cases to 22 million, Source WHO) in the next twenty years, we felt it was really important to equip the boys of St Eunan’s College with information that could potentially save their lives.Over the course of a week a PowerPoint was shown in every SPHE class, from First Year up to Sixth Year.This presentation had a huge amount of interesting and shocking information.Aryton added, “We believe it has affected the boys in the school by just making them aware, for example, that testicular cancer is most common in young men, aged 15 to 34. “Also staggering was 30% of cancers are preventable through lifestyle choices (smoking, sun-beds, diet, etc.).“This really opened everyone’s eyes and helped them realise that cancer is truly a universal issue – and is by no means limited to adults.A really important factor in the presentation was about how to do a self-check, and about symptoms of the most common cancers in men in Ireland: Testicular, Prostate, Lung, Skin and Bowel cancer.The Presentation is still available on the Student Council’s website (www.eunansstudentcouncil.weebly.com) under ‘News’.Nicholas Lane, the chairman of the Student Council and sixth year student told Donegal Daily, “The presentation was very informative, interesting and easy to understand. “I learned a lot of things I didn’t know before”.The week wasn’t a wholly sombre affair though, on Friday the Student Council held a Keepy Uppy Challenge in aid of Blue September (The Mater Foundation).Well over fifty students (and teachers) got involved in the challenge – the day was very positive, everyone got involved, we had junior students, senior students, care-taking staff and teachers.There are few events that a school can hold that invokes so much interest, but the ‘Keepy Uppy Challenge’ was certainly one of them. In all €107 was raised by the Keepy Uppy Challenge and over €200 was donated to Blue September – the Student Council would like to thank everyone that took part, and made this fundraiser and awareness campaign as successful as it was.Nicholas Lane, Chairperson said, “We’d also like to take this opportunity to congratulate the winners, from Junior House we had Enda McDevitt (351), Clinton Ilapeju (203) and Jack Cullen (185)Senior House: Ronan Dorrian (187), Caolan McDaid (144) and Oran Hilley (128)A huge thank you as well to Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure for part-sponsoring the prizes.The current Student Council of Saint Eunan’s College has been in existence since November 2013.PICTURE SPECIAL: ST EUNAN’S COLLEGE SHOW THEIR BALL SKILLS IN AID OF MEN’S CANCER was last modified: October 31st, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:AwarenessBlue SeptemberFeaturesMen’s CancernewsSt Eunanslast_img read more

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Bart Simpson Moons Saturn

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first_imgThere was a little-known story about the Huygens landing on Saturn’s moon Titan last Friday (see 01/15/2005 entry).  The human race sent a gift to the Titanians.  Four songs recorded by two European rock musicians before launch were included along with the spacecraft.  The website Music2Titan.com explains the purpose of the project:October 1997: to enrich the Cassini-Huygens mission with a human message to potential extra-terrestrial populations, and to leave trace of our humanity to the unknown, 4 original musics [sic] composed by French musicians Julien Civange and Louis Haéri are placed on board Huygens….    The Music will reach Titan on January 14 2005 after a 7 year and 4 Billion Kilometer Journey.  Never will human signs have traveled and landed so far.    “Music2Titan reflects a wish to highlight mankind’s existence in the universe through music and to familiarize people with the spatial exodus and possible existence of extra-terrestrial life,” said Julien Civange, producer, musician and initiator of Music2Titan.  “It also serves as a way to offer people hope for the future and to make music travel beyond normal boundaries.”   (Emphasis added in all quotes.)The 4 songs are named Lalala, Bald James Dean, Hot Time, and No Love.  The lyrics of No Love include the line: “What will we export there?  Our dustbins, our fast-food, our knowledge, Wall Street, Che Guevara, the Mona Lisa, Bart Simpson…?”  According to the composer, the song “raises the questions linked to the conquest and the exodus of space.”Good thing nobody was there to listen to this stuff.  Can you believe it?  Here was an opportunity to send a token of man’s greatest art, music and intellectual achievements, and what do the Europeans send?  A dustbin of human depravity (except for the Mona Lisa and Wall Street, perhaps, and whatever these mopheads considered “knowledge”).  Don’t blame the scientists for this folly: most of them probably didn’t even know about it.  At least Carl Sagan had enough taste to outweigh Johnny Be Good with lots of Bach and Beethoven aboard the Voyagers, and Rosetta sent along a language disk of Genesis 1-3 in 1000 languages (see 01/13/2003 entry).    On second thought, maybe it’s a good thing these recordings were sent to Titan, where they could be drowned out in the howling wind as they freeze into harmless monuments no one will ever hear or see again.  Any extra-terrestrials finding these artifacts on Titan might well debate a stimulating question: did these items arise from chaos, or were they intelligently designed?  Examining the hardware, then the recordings, they might come to mixed conclusions.(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Contactless payments just got easier in Singapore

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first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua… Residents of Singapore now have the option of contactless payment wearables, thanks to the collaboration between EZ-Link, Watchdata Technologies and Garmin. In late January, two contactless payment options were introduced.“This collaboration with EZ-Link puts Singapore on the road map as the first country in South-east Asia to offer a contactless payment solution where you can pay for public transport rides with a tap of your wearable on your wrist. Integrating the latest smarts, such as innovative payment solutions, into our wearable devices is one of the key pillars of our ongoing efforts to help consumers experience new ways of convenience in their daily life,” says Al Sundoro, General Manager, Garmin South Asia.See also: Juniper: Expect contactless payments to surgeCommuters can use the Batman v Superman Fitness Tracker X EZ-Link and Garmin vivosmart HR with EZ-Link smartwatch to pay for their regular commutes on public trains and buses. The devices utilize the EZ-link CEPAS purse for contactless payment on public transport and at over 30,000 EZ-link acceptance areas throughout the island.Works with other fitness trackersUsers can also pair the Watchdata Wearables mobile application with the Batman v Superman Fitness Tracker X EZ-Link with the aid of Bluetooth to keep track of steps taken, calories burned and quality of sleep.The Garmin vivosmart HR with EZ-Link provides constant steps monitoring, fitness and sleep activity tracking, and a heart-rate monitor. It can also be combined with the smartphone via Bluetooth. Once connected, it can receive various notifications from Facebook, to WhatsApp messages. Those interested can purchase it at the end of March from major retailers in Singapore at the price of S$259.“Our vision for EZ-Link Wearables is to give our users new possibilities and freedom, by blending an essential part of their daily journeys – EZ-Link with different aspects of their lives. We are excited to partner with Garmin and Watchdata Technologies to give both hardcore fitness enthusiasts and more casual active lifestyle seekers options in realizing their fitness goals and enjoying their daily commutes with just one stylish device,” says Nicholas Lee, Chief Executive Officer, EZ-Link. Amanda Razani Follow the Puckcenter_img Related Posts Tags:#contactless payment#EZ-Link#Garmin#Watchdata technologies Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You…last_img read more

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Ottawa expands program to support privately sponsored LGBTQ refugees

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first_imgTORONTO — The federal government is expanding a program offering support to privately sponsored refugees in the LGBTQ community.Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen says the Rainbow Refugee Assistance Partnership will build on a pilot project launched in 2011.The program provides start-up costs and three months of support to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning and two-spirited refugees who are privately sponsored by Canadians.The initial pilot project offered support to 15 refugees per year, but the government says that number will be raised to 50 starting next year.The initiative is a partnership between the federal government and the Vancouver-based Rainbow Refugee Society, which applauded what it called Ottawa’s “commitment to protecting LGBTQ2 refugees.”A statement from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada says the department is pledging $800,000 over five years to expand the pilot.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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18 year old identified in Friday car crash in Provo

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first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, Turks and Caicos – July 17, 2017 – Devante Lewis is the name of the young man who died in that traffic accident around 1:30am Friday morning.Lewis, just 18 years old, reportedly managed to get out of his severely crushed red Mustang and asked for his mother to be contacted before telling friends he was ‘okay’.A bystander said he collapsed right after those few words, and despite efforts to resuscitate him, the young man was gone.Understandably, the family is devastated by this loss.#trafficfatalityinProvo#18yearolddiesinaccident#DevonteLewis#MagneticMediaNews Related Items:#18yearolddiesinaccident, #DevonteLewis, #magneticmedianews, #trafficfatalityinProvo Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Ive achieved nothing yet Marcelo Bielsa plays down plaudits from Leeds

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first_imgLeeds United Coach Marcelo Bielsa claims he has not achieved anything spectacular to deserve the plaudits of the home fans.The Argentine who leads a quiet life has earned cult status for his impact in reawakening the players and a group of fans have released a charity single for Christmas called the Bielsa Rhapsody.Bielsa told Daily Mail:“I am thankful, but they give me importance I think I don’t deserve.“Affection is the maximum aspiration for human beings.“When you receive affection it is something you are very thankful for but we have to be very careful when we see the reasons as to why.Solskjaer reveals he plans to build his team around Pogba Manuel R. Medina – July 17, 2019 The Manchester United manager wants to end the speculation that the Frenchman is leaving the Red Devils.“In this case I don’t think I deserve the recognition I am getting.”Leeds will face promotion rivals Aston Villa on Sunday and Bielsa is hoping to replace Samuel Saiz who is reportedly being chased by Getafe.Bielsa added:“We have fewer players than at the beginning of the season but if new a player arrives he has to be better than what we already have.”last_img read more

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Community Forms Advisory Committee to Enhance Support for Pine Bluff Arsenal

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first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR White Hall, the host community for Pine Bluff Arsenal, on Monday formed an advisory committee to bolster support for the central Arkansas facility by strengthening its ties with military leaders and working with state and federal lawmakers.After establishing the Mayor’s Military Affairs Advisory Committee, the city council appointed five community members to the group.“Our vision is to be recognized as a model defense community for strengthening our nation’s military and improving the quality of life for our citizens,” said Mayor Noel Foster.Foster said his decision to form the committee came in response to last month’s introduction of the 2016 Military Infrastructure Consolidation and Efficiency Act in the House. The legislation — sponsored by Rep. Adam Smith (Wash.), Rep. Sam Farr (Calif.) and five other House Democrats — would authorize a round of base closures in 2019 and incorporates a series reforms aimed at increasing congressional oversight and emphasizing savings intended to address lawmakers’ complaints about the escalating cost of implementing the 2005 round.“The Mayor’s Committee will support the Governor’s Task Force and set a strong foundation for protecting and expanding the arsenal’s military mission,” Foster said.The committee’s key priorities include:focusing attention on the needs of the arsenal and the community to support the Army’s mission;promoting and protecting the Army’s mission at Pine Bluff Arsenal;advising state and federal lawmakers on ways to support the arsenal’s mission;ensuring community support to retain and enhance environmental permits needed for arsenal operations; andimproving the quality of life for personnel at the arsenal.last_img read more

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Jaguar Land Rover could use ultraviolet light to kill germs in your

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first_imgEnlarge ImageFuture JLR HVAC systems could kill bacteria with UV-C rays. Jaguar According to Jaguar Land Rover, the average driver spends 300 hours a year behind the wheel. That’s a lot of time in which, the company says, your car could be doing more to keep you healthy. To that end, future Jaguar and Land Rover models could use special ultraviolet light — UV-C light — in order to kill germs before they get through the car’s ventilation system.The UV-C technology, which uses ultraviolet light in the 200-280-nanometer wavelengths, has been used in the medical field to sterilize surfaces and air by neutralizing bacteria and other pathogens. JLR’s idea is to integrate this into the many hidden vents and ducts inside your car’s dashboard, so the air that gets blown into the cabin has already been sterilized. Some JLR models already use air ionization tech in their climate-control systems, but the UV-C system would be more effective.JLR says the technology could prevent the spread of common colds and flus, but also says that studies show UV-C technology can cut the transmission of drug-resistant superbugs, including MRSA, VRE, C. difficile and Acinetobacter, by 30 percent. All told, a car equipped with the technology could keep its occupants a whole lot more protected from illness-causing bugs.Jaguar Land Rover UV-C infographicEnlarge ImageA chart showing how the UV-C technology works. Jaguar Land Rover The research comes as JLR investigates how the car of the future might change to become a more lounge-like experience or a shared ride-hailing vehicle once autonomous driving catches on. The last thing you want when hopping into a self-driving shuttle is to breathe in the last passenger’s germs.”The implementation of individual wellbeing measures as part of our ‘tranquil sanctuary’ research promises to not only improve quality of life for our customers but in this case, offers clear advantages in reducing pathogen spread — protecting the overall population from the threat of disease, particularly as we move towards shared mobility solutions,” Steve Iley, JLR chief medical officer, said in a statement. More From Roadshow Auto Tech 2018 Range Rover Velar: Effortless SUV elegance on- and off-road 2019 Land Rover Range Rover P400e review: A hard hybrid to recommend The 2020 Jaguar XE gets its first major visual refresh Jaguar Land Rover 0 56 Photoscenter_img Review • 2019 Jaguar XJR575: An oldie, but a 575-horsepower goodie Post a comment Share your voice Tags More about 2019 Jaguar XJR575 2019 Jaguar F-Pace SVR first drive: A magnificent beast, indeed Land Rover Jaguarlast_img read more

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