Australian NBA stars donate to bushfire relief effort

first_imgLava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee ‘People evacuated on their own’ “Our thoughts are with our families, friends and all of the people of Australia. We hope you feel our love and support and know that we will continue to bring awareness to this crisis globally and provide assistance in any way we can.”The players contributing to the fund include Philadelphia 76ers duo Ben Simmons and Jonah Bolden and Phoenix Suns ace Aron Baynes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4San Antonio’s Patty Mills, Ryan Broekhoff (Dallas Mavericks), Matthew Dellavedova and Dante Exum (Cleveland Cavaliers), Joe Ingles (Utah Jazz) and Thon Maker (Detroit Pistons) also contributed.A statement said the funds would help aid immediate relief efforts as well as long-term rebuilding projects. Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption “Our players have a deep connection to the places where they grew up and have always responded with generosity and compassion in the aftermath of disasters,” NBPA Foundation executive director Sherrie Deans said.“The Foundation’s board is committed to extending our long-standing support of players’ financial contributions in response to disasters through this joint effort.”Twenty-five people have died since the start of the disaster in September, more than 1,800 homes have been destroyed, and some eight million hectares (80,000 square kilometers) has burned, an area the size of Ireland or South Carolina.Smoke from the giant infernos has been spotted more than 12,000 kilometers (7,400 miles) away in Chile and Argentina, weather authorities in the South AmericanADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Air quality in NCR now improving after Taal ashfall Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. (COMBO) This combination of file pictures created on January 7, 2020 shows Australian NBA stars (L-R, top-bottom) Jonah Bolden of the Philadelphia 76ers; Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers; Ryan Broekhoff of the Dallas Mavericks; Aron Baynes of the Phoenix Suns; Thon Maker of the Milwaukee Bucks; Matthew Dellavedova of the Cleveland Cavaliers; Dante Exum of the Utah Jazz (Cleveland Cavaliers); Joe Ingles of the Utah Jazz; Patty Mills of the San Antonio Spurs. AFP PHOTONine Australian NBA stars have partnered with the league and the National Basketball Players Association Foundation to donate $750,000 towards relief and recovery efforts for Australia’s bushfire disaster, the NBA said Tuesday.“We are heartbroken over the devastation these fires are causing all across our homeland,” the players said in a joint statement.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READcenter_img No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist More than 40 quakes hound areas reeling from Taal Volcano’s eruption View comments Pagasa sees cloudy skies, scattered rain showers in volcanic eruption-hit areas ‘People evacuated on their own’ LATEST STORIES US stocks climb ahead of trade deal, sending S&P 500 to record high Anthony Davis bruises back in Lakers’ win over Knickslast_img read more

Thief jailed for 18 months

first_imgA man was sentenced to 18 months in prison after he admitted to a robbery charge when he appeared before Magistrate Dylan Best at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Orlando Klass pleaded guilty to the charge which stated that on September 2, 2016, at Wellington Street, Georgetown, he robbed Denise Griffith of $75,000 in cashThe prosecution’s case contended that on the day in question, the Virtual Complainant visited a Robb Street, Georgetown bank and shortly afterwards the accused walked up to her and grabbed the cash out of her hand. A Guyana Defence Force (GDF) officer witnessed what transpired and gave chase.Klass was apprehended by the GDF officer and the money was recovered from his right pants pocket.The defendant was remorseful and pleaded with the court for leniency.Griffith, who was present in court, told the defendant that he could not be stealing people’s money that they worked hard to acquire.Magistrate Best took into account that the fact the defendant was remorseful and it was his first conviction, hence for the lenient sentencing.last_img read more

Phase 1 of Bartica Stelling 35% complete

first_img– tidal changes hindering progressWorks on Bartica Stelling are moving apace amid challenges, and according to Junior Public Works Minister Annette Ferguson, phase one of the project is about 35 per cent completed.Ferguson explained that while work was progressing, it has been hindered owingOngoing works on the substructure of the Bartica Stellingto the frequent changes of the tide.“The men cannot work during the high tide; to date, they have already installed the timber piles which have to be encased in concrete, so it’s just for them to start the casting, which cannot be done during the tide,” Ferguson explained.She added that concrete works on the sub-structure and steel bending were ongoing.The project, which commenced last October, is a multi-year one. However, phase one, which is the substructure (base/underlying/supporting structure), is now expected to be completed by September 2017 after which work on the superstructure (upper part) will commence immediately, Minister Ferguson pointed out.According to a Government Information Agency (GINA) report, the project’s description outlines that the southern section of the Stelling is to be demolished and reconstructed with support piles made of greenheart for the substructure and the southern timber fender system to be completely redone.The superstructure will house various Government offices, commercialMinister Annette Ferguson assessing works done at the Bartica Stellingbusinesses, passenger waiting area, canteen and staff offices.The project, which is funded by the Government, will help provide the good life for Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) residents and other persons who travel to the Region, Minister Ferguson confidently stated.“By virtue of the Government pumping this amount of money into this project, means a lot. As a government, we sought to enhance this stelling because we don’t want to continue our tenure with dilapidated infrastructure. We want to ensure passengers are comfortable and safety is adhered to, so the enhancement of this stelling will definitely bring relief to the residents and those travelling,” Minister Ferguson posited.The sum of $240 million from the Public Infrastructure Ministry’s $34.6 billion 2017 allocation is being spent for the execution of this project.last_img read more

Exclusive – Redknapp left QPR after unsuccessful transfer dealings, claims Bircham

first_imgMarc Bircham believes Harry Redknapp left Queens Park Rangers because he didn’t secure the signings on transfer deadline day to keep the club in the Premier League.The R’s chief called time on his career at Loftus Road on Tuesday afternoon, just hours after the window slammed shut.Redknapp had been keen on a loan deal for Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor, along with West Ham’s Matt Jarvis.Both deals failed to materialise though, with Jarvis unable to cross London because of Hammers team-mate Mauro Zarate.The Argentine is already at QPR and Premier League rules stipulate clubs cannot have two players from the same side at once.And former Super Hoops star Bircham, who is still a fan of the R’s, insists missing out on those players would have been the final straw for Redknapp.“The big thing for Harry was not getting the targets that he wanted on deadline day to keep QPR up,” he told Hawksbee and Jacobs.Les Ferdinand and Chris Ramsey have been handed temporary charge of the club, and Bircham claims the former QPR striker is the perfect man for the role.“Les is a QPR legend,” he added. “The fans will be right behind him from the start.“As a former QPR player, and fan, you always like to see QPR people there.“I know Harry has just gone but, if there’s anyone to take the helm, then there’s no-one bigger than Les Ferdinand.“Stan Bowles and Rodney Marsh are a little bit over the hill.“last_img read more

Hey, stop hogging the cameras, kids

first_imgEnough about me: Seventy-five youngsters were sworn in as part of City Year/Los Angeles, a program to provide volunteer service to the nation’s cities. “One of the things I have told people is that this is not about me, it is about us,” Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said. “Though every one of you kids should remember, that without me, there is no us. So take one of my million trees and get out of the way. The photographer’s trying to get a picture of us, but without you.” Stop it! Researchers claim that the mysterious rash of shattered computer monitors infecting the nation is not a computer malfunction, but caused by “deliberate throwing” or “punching” of the monitors by the owners themselves after incessant, vibrating pop-up advertisements show up on the screen. “I clicked X, then `close’ and it still sent me to the advertiser’s site,” said one institutionalized computer owner. “I may be a geek, but I’m still only human.” There were good reasons: Some leading Republican candidates did not show up for the PBS minority issues debate last week because they didn’t realize they were allowed in. “I thought it was a minority debate,” said Mitt Romney, who actually spent a great part of the day shaking hands at a pancake house. “I happen to be white and rich and didn’t want to take a place that minorities have fought so hard to attain.” Rudy Giuliani couldn’t make it because he was fundraising with Bo Derek. “Bo `Freaking’ Derek,” said Giuliani. “I can talk to a minority almost any day, but Bo Derek? Come on.” Britney Spears loses her kids: “I know I put them somewhere,” said the befuddled rock mom. In other Britney-can-barely-take-care-of-herself-how-does-she-take-care-of-two-babies news, the family court judge overseeing her children’s custody gave full guardianship to their father, Kevin Federline. “And when anyone is better off with K-Fed,” said the judge, “is there any question their mom has a problem.?” “Maybe they slipped behind the washing machine,” added Spears. A watch to die for: O.J. Simpson is resisting a court order to turn over his Rolex watch to the family of Ron Goldman, one of the two victims 12 nitwits said Simpson didn’t murder. “I never owned any ugly-ass Rolex,” claimed Simpson. “The picture of me wearing my, I mean, some Rolex was planted by the LAPD.” In other O.J. job-opportunity news: Blackwater Corp., the Defense Department’s top choice when it comes to outsourcing unaccountable crimes in Iraq, has been pursuing Simpson as an instructor for new recruits. “Tell me there’s a better person out there today to show our kids how to get away with murder,” said Blackwater VP Ray Penpillage. “And he gets to keep all the Iraqi sports memorabilia he can steal, er, uh, finds on his vict … er, um, fans.” It’s not a numbers game. It’s a percentage game: Competing phone-tax ballot measures are fighting over which carries the greatest benefit. Supporters of dropping the phone tax 10 percent say their ballot measure will create a far more substantial savings for the voter than those who do not want to decrease it 10 percent. “It’s simple math,” said one anonymous L.A. mayor. “Decreasing 10 percent will save the taxpayer $27 million. Those who want to eliminate the tax altogether don’t tell you that it would leave no room for any decreases after that. Next year, we could drop the tax another 10 percent, or $24 million. If we have no tax, a 10 percent decrease would save you nothing. It’s $24 million savings versus nothing. Take your pick.” Rush to judgment: Rush Limbaugh says his comments calling U.S. troops who disagree with his own view of the Iraq war “phony soldiers” has been taken out of context. “Clearly, what I meant was that those who disagree with me and the president seem to make more phone calls than those who agree with me,” said El Rushbo. “Although it’s the Democratic troops who call collect.” What’s old is new again: Radio talk show host Stephanie Miller (daughter of former Barry Goldwater running mate William Miller) and C.C. Goldwater (granddaughter of the late senator and presidential candidate) have joined together for another Goldwater-Miller White House run. While some – mainly Goldwater and Miller – have called it a cheap publicity stunt, the glamorous ticket feels that they’d have to work hard to do worse than the first Goldwater-Miller ticket. “And we aim to work just that hard,” said Miller – or Goldwater. It’s hard to tell the difference. Steve Young is author of “Great Failures of the Extremely Successful” ( local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Paraclete High’s volley girls dig in minus key three

first_imgNeill knows the mixture of raw talent and inexperience can lead to flashes of brilliance and moments of frustration. “That pretty much summed up that (Village Christian) match right there,” she said. “Unfortunately, there was more hair pulling than there was brilliance. “But it’s a good barometer of where we’re at, and I like where we’re at for right now.” Bragging rights: Power rankings will be at stake when Paraclete plays host to defending Golden League champion Quartz Hill at 6 p.m. today. Quartz Hill (0-3 going into Tuesday) needs the win badly after opening with nonleague losses to Hart of Newhall, Canyon and Serrano. Quartz Hill, which opened league play Tuesday against Lancaster, has had big changes, too. In addition to graduating two of its top players, the Rebels are under the guidance of first-year coach Blake Stanford, who replaced longtime coach Larry Volke. “I’m sure my girls want to go out and beat them,” Stanford said. “They definitely want to be one of the best teams in the A.V., and beating a team like Paraclete is a step in that direction.” Staff writer Gideon Rubin contributed to this story. (818) 713-3607160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John Phillips“In pool play, I thought they did a good job,” said Neill, whose team had finished in a three-way tie for first with Pasadena Poly and Calvary Chapel of Murrieta, but advanced to the semifinals on a tiebreaker. “We have a lot of new people in new positions, and they’re still coming together. But I like our progress.” Paraclete, which played Tehachapi on Tuesday and faces Quartz Hill today, was led by senior setter Danielle Evans, who finished with 76 assists. “I know it can be very frustrating for her because there are so many new players, but she’s done a good job of being a leader,” Neill said. “She’s kept the kids’ spirits up.” Although Evans is a senior, all of Paraclete’s offensive production Saturday came from underclassmen. Jolene Millar (11 kills and 25 blocks), Katie Rodrigues (10 kills) and Ashley Shirk (12 kills and 14 digs) are all juniors, and Lia Tuiasosopo (eight kills and 14 blocks) is a freshman. Angela Hupp was playing for California State University, Northridge, on Saturday. Jenna Novelli was competing for Pierce College, and Taylor Kasha was with her new teammates at Valencia High. When Paraclete competed last season at the Pasadena Poly girls’ volleyball tournament, veteran coach Margaret Neill had all three standouts in her lineup, although even their efforts weren’t enough to capture the title. Paraclete didn’t win the 17th annual event Saturday at Pasadena Poly High, but the Spirits’ performance gave Neill hope that her team will be successful this season despite the loss of such a formidable trio. Paraclete lost – 25-19, 25-27, 15-4 – in the semifinals to champion Village Christian, finishing 5-4 on the day, including a split with runner-up Pasadena Poly. last_img read more

Report: Billy Sharp double spoils Paul Heckingbottom’s first game in charge

first_img1 Paul Heckingbottom took charge of Leeds for the first time Paul Heckingbottom saw his Leeds team lose 2-1 at Sheffield United in his first game in charge of the club.Billy Sharp, who returned to the starting line-up, scored twice against his former club, either side of Pierre-Michel Lasogga’s goal early in the second half.Kalvin Phillips and Eunan O’Kane returned to the Leeds line-up following suspension, the latter as captain.The hosts got off to a flying start when Sharp scored against his former club in only the second minute. Mark Duffy crossed from the right and Sharp swivelled to meet the ball with a superbly-struck volley.Leeds were put under further pressure early on, with Duffy firing over and Sharp’s header from a Lee Evans free-kick clearing the bar.Ezgjan Alioski had Leeds’ first effort, firing a long-range shot wide. Alioski put a shot on target soon after, but it was comfortably saved by Jamal Blackman.Midway through the half, Lasogga went close for the visitors with a shot from distance which flashed narrowly wide of Blackman’s left-hand post.As Sharp looked to get on the end of a cross from Duffy, Stuart Dallas made a timely interception, heading the ball away.Duffy and Sharp then linked up well with the latter sending over a low cross which just evaded his strike partner, Leon Clarke.As the home side continued to press, Duffy saw his 20-yard shot go wide.The lively Alioski got on the end of a cross from Laurens De Bock, but Enda Stevens was on hand to deflect his header over.Duffy put a low shot straight at Felix Wiedwald before Leeds went close to equalising at the end of the half. A Pablo Hernandez free-kick was met by a diving header from Pontus Jansson, forcing Blackman to make a good save diving to his left.Leeds levelled just two minutes after the restart when Hernandez won possession on the left and sent over a cross which was met by a header from Lasogga at the far post.Hernandez then had a low shot deflected wide and from the resulting corner, Matthew Pennington’s effort was blocked.After Duffy saw his rising shot go just over, the Blades regained the lead. O’Kane fouled Sharp inside the area and Sharp hammered the resulting penalty past Wiedwald.Hernandez went close with a shot late on and De Bock saw his long-range effort deflected wide in stoppage time, but the home side held on to claim all three points.The result leaves Leeds still without a win in 2018 while Sheffield United got their play-off bid back on track following back-to-back defeats.last_img read more

State Police Warn about Meth Trash

first_imgIndiana Police want to remind the public to be vigilant while participating in outdoor activities.Residents out mushroom hunting or fishing, or if your civic group is out cleaning up a roadside, beware.Troopers say things to look for are discarded backpacks or gym bags; liquid filled plastic drink bottles with white residue; a large amount of discarded coffee filters or discarded liquid drain opener bottles.If you encounter any of these items, don’t disturb them call police.Anyone with information about illegal drug use is encouraged to call the Indiana State Police Post in your area, or the Indiana State Police Drug Tip Line at 1-800-453-4756. Tips can be made and kept anonymous. The Indiana Meth Investigation System or IMIS, can also take tips on meth labs. Just go to and click on the “Report Suspected Meth Activity” Link. Every spring the Indiana State Police Meth Suppression Section warns the public to watch for unattended backpacks and gym bags; piles of trash with drink bottles filled with liquid or white residue, used coffee filters, Sudafed blister packs and stripped batteries.The Meth Suppression Team is responding to Meth labs and Meth trash being found every day in alleys, ditch lines, field pull offs, vacant lots and along streams and rivers.Part of the reason is that Meth cooks know that making Meth can contaminate their houses, and that ISP now publishes a list of those houses contaminated by Meth at read more

iostat and NVMe block drivers for Intel PCIe SSD – what you need to know

first_imgThis blog is relative to Linux 2.6 kernel architectures and higheriostat is arguably the most popular monitor for I/O that exists for *nix based systems, and it certainly has a long history since it goes back to pre-Linux days. iostat provides a great summarization of the driver layer data, and even blends in CPU statistics to give you more information at a system level. But remember it is a monitor and not a debugger or tracer, that would require strace (system calls) or blktrace (block subsystem) tracers. iostat is the best tool to figure out what is happening on a drive or across a logical set of drives over the course of a workload run. Especially when you want to save off data in Excel or use a parser and plotter tool, which gives you something that is repeatable.Let’s look at a layer diagram to understand where the iostat monitor receives data. Where data comes from is especially important in the layered world of I/O and networks. The arrow in the figure below shows the location where data is collected and here we use the nvme block driver location as an example. iostat will also optionally provide some CPU statistics which makes it more valuable as a system level monitor for your I/O constrained workloads.This diagram provides a Layer diagram that depicts the NVMe driver and where iostat pulls data. It gives you a good picture of where you are pulling data. How might you run iostat?Two modes exist, the simple “on the fly” mode is just to use extended disk stats to see what might be wrong, it’s the simple approach. You can add the –t switch to get critical timestamps especially when you compare one thing to another, and start collecting data into files below.iostat –x –m –t 5An accurate syntax example for nvme since we are no longer in scsi land is here:iostat –xtm /dev/nvme0n1 5-x is for extended disk statistics-t timestamp the monitoring records-m is for megabytes, or k for kilobytes since storage is so capable now, especially high bandwidth PCIe SSD’s5 is the second interval of how the data is provided to the terminal windowSo maybe for longer scripted collections you should try something like this for your scripting.iostat –xtm /dev/nvme0n1 1   >  `date +%b%d-%H%M`.iostat.out &Now you have the extended statistics plus a timestamp to work from for a large analysis in Excel. Now if you want to know where the raw driver stats that iostat reads from, those are posted to a file called “stat”. So an example of this file is: /sys/block/nvme0n1/statThe 11 columns from left to right in the stat file are the following and this information comes from the document that our device driver team here at Intel follows:Name units         description—- —–         ———–read I/Os requests      number of read I/Os processedread merges requests      number of read I/Os merged with in-queue I/Oread sectors sectors       number of sectors readread ticks milliseconds  total wait time for read requestswrite I/Os requests      number of write I/Os processedwrite merges requests      number of write I/Os merged with in-queue I/Owrite sectors sectors       number of sectors writtenwrite ticks milliseconds  total wait time for write requestsin_flight requests      number of I/Os currently in flightio_ticks milliseconds  total time this block device has been activetime_in_queue   milliseconds  total wait time for all requestsI hope this helps you figure out your drive and what it’s doing. Thanks for reading.last_img

‘A New Planet Beyond Neptune’: The year we discovered Pluto

first_imgThe news headline in the 21 March 1930 issue of Science was simple and muscular: “A New Planet Beyond Neptune.” And so was the three-page story beneath it. Astronomers at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, had spotted an unknown planet close to where the observatory’s founder, funder, and eponym, Percival Lowell, had predicted before his death 14 years earlier. Lowell had based his forecast on Herculean calculations involving glitches in the orbit of the planet Uranus. Earlier researchers had also “discovered” far-out planets by crunching numbers, but their work had fallen by the wayside. Lowell’s had stood the test of time—and his own successors had borne it out.Then the “yes, but”s began. By mid-April, “Planet X” was looking disturbingly unplanetlike. Observations showed that it was a lot smaller than Lowell had predicted, and its orbit was strangely oblong. “[I]t is now thought that it may be proved to be a unique asteroid or an extraordinary comet-like object,” Science reported. No worries, the director of the Harvard College Observatory rejoined: Such a weird, far-flung object could be “perhaps of greater importance in cosmogony” than another run-of-the-mill planet would.Things got even murkier in May after an astronomer analyzed Lowell’s original calculations and concluded that they would have given the same result even if “Planet X” didn’t exist. In short, the discovery had been an accident. Still, a reviewer pointed out, the accident was still a discovery, too: “The value of a scientific hypothesis is not to be judged by its truth but by the impulse which it gives to the search for truth.” (He also speculated that other small trans-Neptunian bodies might turn up—as indeed they did, more than 60 years later.) 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By 13 June, “Planet X” had a name, chosen in a worldwide contest. The winner, submitted by the astronomically well-connected 11-year-old daughter of a University of Oxford professor: Pluto, the Roman god of the underworld—like the outer solar system, a place of Stygian gloom. (A popular runner-up in the contest, Minerva, the goddess of wisdom, was already the name of an asteroid.) Pluto, the Lowell Observatory astronomers proclaimed, was definitely a planet and definitely Percival Lowell’s—or close enough on both counts. “This remarkable trans-Neptunian planetary body,” one wrote, “has been found as a direct result of Lowell’s work, planning and convictions and there appears present justification for referring to it as his Planet X.” That “all’s well that ends well” consensus held sway for the rest of the century.Now to see what’s really there …*See Science’s full coverage of Pluto, including regular updates on the New Horizons flyby.last_img read more