Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games The Fil-Am swingman also added six rebounds and five assists to improve Wangs’ standing to 4-3.Michael Juico topped the Couriers with 30 markers, 12 boards, and six dimes, while John Ambulodto got 16 points and six rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsGoing back on the winning track, Wangs coach Pablo Lucas noted that the biggest adjustment his team took in the halftime break was its dedication to defense.“We wanted for them to have no easy shots. Our offense just came after that,” he said. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera The loss spoiled Robby Celiz’ 37-point effort for the Jawbreakers, while also collecting three rebounds, three assists, and three steals.RR de Leon got 18 markers and six boards, and Clark Bautista got 15, as Zark’s Burgers stumbled to its third straight defeat and drop to 1-6.The scores:WANGS BASKETBALL 133 – Juico 30, Herndon 26, Ambulodto 16, Habelito 12, Sorela 11, Arambulo 10, Montemayor 8, Bitoon 8, De Chavez 6, Tayongtong 6, Riley 0, King 0.ZARK’S BURGER 92 – Celiz 37, De Leon 18, Bautista 15, Mangahas 11, Cudal 4, De Ocampo 4, Sheriff 2, Nalos 1, Cariaga 0, Cayabyab 0, Argamino 0, Ferrer 0, Juruena 0.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong LATEST STORIES Quarters: 30-30, 56-50, 102-62, 133-92.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend What ‘missteps’? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PBA IMAGESWangs Basketball had a superb third quarter and clobbered Zark’s Burgers, 133-92, for its fourth victory in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Monday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Robbie Herndon anchored the Couriers’ 46-point third quarter explosion as he dropped 11 of his 26 points in the period, turning a close 56-52 lead to a whopping 40-point advantage, 102-62, entering the final frame where the lead swelled to as high as 47, 133-86, late.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Beermen stay motivated, aim for Grand Slam
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About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal defender Calum Chambers: Much more to come from usby Paul Vegas18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal defender Calum Chambers has no doubts about the potential of their young team.Even though Arsenal sit in the Champions League places, with just one defeat so far this season which came away to early pace-setters Liverpool, Chambers feels there is still room for improvement in the coming weeks.Asked if there was still more to come from the team, the defender replied: “Yes, we have got a really strong squad, a lot of quality players.”We know we have got quality and we can see that, we have just got to keep working hard and believing in ourselves and the results will keep on coming.”
Former OSU linebacker Darron Lee returns an interception for a touchdown during a game against Northern Illinois on Sept. 19. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorFormer Ohio State linebacker Darron Lee was selected by the Jets with the No. 20 pick in the first round of the 2016 NFL draft. Lee becomes the fifth Buckeye taken in the first round of this year’s draft. NFL.com’s draft analyst Mike Mayock ranked Lee as the fourth-best linebacker prospect.The local product of New Albany, Ohio, quickly became a dominant force for Urban Meyer’s “Silver Bullets.” Lee came into OSU as an athletic high school quarterback and safety recruit who was 6-foot-2 but hardly weighed 200 pounds. After sitting out his freshman season with a medical redshirt, Lee gained close to 30 pounds and started at outside linebacker in 2014.With his bigger frame to go along with his incredible athleticism and lightning-quick speed, Buckeye fans saw Lee transform into a Big Ten linebacker poised for the spotlight.In his first game with the Buckeyes, down 7-6 in the 2014 opener against Navy, Lee charged through the line to scoop up a fumble forced by defensive lineman Joey Bosa and took it the distance to give OSU a lead it would never relinquish.The 6-foot-2, 232-pound linebacker totaled 81 tackles his redshirt freshman season, including 16.5 tackles for loss and seven and a half sacks. Lee was named an Associated Press Freshman All-American and defensive MVP in OSU’s Sugar Bowl victory over Alabama after he had three tackles for loss and two sacks.In his redshirt sophomore campaign, Lee’s numbers went down slightly, but he still ended up with 66 tackles, 11 of which were for a loss, and four and a half sacks. His performance was enough for the AP to award the linebacker second-team All-American honors. Lee started 28 games for the Buckeyes in two seasons.Lee ran the fastest time of all linebacker prospects at the NFL combine in February (4.47), and finished as a top performer in the vertical jump at 35.5 feet.The Jets are scheduled to open up the 2016 regular season against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sep. 11 at 1 p.m.
Ohio State redshirt senior guard Adreana Miller (15) pass the ball in the first half of the game against South Florida. Ohio State lost 71-47. Credit: Nick Hudak | For The LanternThe Ohio State women’s basketball team gained its third victory of the season and second in a row after defeating the Cincinnati Bearcats 69-56 on Sunday.The Buckeyes got off to a hot start with a 15-4 lead midway through the first quarter, making six of seven from the field and three of four from 3-point range to start the game, one of which was a milestone 3 from redshirt senior guard Adreana Miller.Miller recorded her 1,000th career point on a 3 ball, helping Ohio State to the highest scoring quarter of the season, scoring 26 points to pair with a season high 85 percent shooting for a quarter.The Buckeyes carried their momentum into a 17-point lead at halftime powered by freshman forward Dorka Juhasz’s game-high 10 points and seven rebounds.The second half turned into a much more competitive affair as the Bearcats chipped away against Ohio State behind the strength of a team-high 14 points by junior guard Sam Rodgers, who played a game-high 37 minutes.The Buckeyes made many mental mistakes and had missed opportunities that allowed Cincinnati to get back into a game that head coach Kevin McGuff said should have been wrapped up earlier.“Good to kind of see us getting together and finish the game out,” McGuff said. “But it was disappointing. We played such a good first half and thought in the third quarter had chances to really stretch the lead out, and put a lot of game pressure on them and probably end it. But they kept playing hard and we kept making mental mistakes.”Cincinnati narrowed the lead to just three points in the second half when the Bearcats went on an 11-0 run. Comparably, Ohio State was unable to find its scoring touch, going more than five minutes without a basket.“I think the problems were like mental problems,” Juhasz said. “We missed lots of great shots, free throws, lots of turnovers. I think we have to reduce it because we will have tougher games.”While Ohio State’s 19 turnovers illustrated the mental breakdowns during the game, the team was able to stay resilient and end the game on a 10-0 run highlighted by two 3-point shots off the bench by junior guard Jensen Caretti.The Buckeyes (3-2) next face the Washington Huskies (4-3) on the road Wednesday.
By 2018 almost 400 million homes will receive TV signals via satellite, up by almost 100 million compared to the end of 2012, representing a quarter of global TV households.According to the new Digital TV Research stats, the number of pay satellite TV (DBS or DTH) homes will reach 251 million by 2018, up from 178 million at end-2012 and 103 million at the end of 2008.Free-to-air DTH households will also rise, reaching 142.6 million households in 2018, compared to 118 million in 2012.Combined this will result in some 393.8 million homes receiving satellite TV in 2018 out of a total 1.58 billion TV households, according to the study, which looked at 97 countries.“From the 73 million pay satellite TV subscribers added between 2012 and 2018, India will provide 24.4 million, Brazil 9.2 million, Indonesia 6.8 million and Russia 5.9 million. However, the Global Satellite TV Forecasts report estimates that pay satellite TV subscriber totals will fall in 11 countries between 2012 and 2013 as subs convert to other platforms,” said Digital TV Research.In 2018 the top four pay satellite TV countries by subscribers will be India with 61.1 million subscribers, USA with 36.6 million, Brazil with 19 million and Russia with 16.7 million.The US will remain DTH market leader by revenues generated, although its share of the total will fall from 43.5% in 2012 to 38.7% in 2018.Brazil will add the most DTH revenues between 2012 and 2018, the research said, though satellite TV revenues will decline in 20 countries between 2012 and 2018, thanks mainly to greater competition, forcing satellite TV platforms to offer cheaper packages.
Netflix has launched a mobile-only subscription plan in India. The plan will cost RS199 (€2.59) per month, is restricted to a single mobile device and limited to 480p. Last week, Netflix announced during its Q2 results that it would launch this plan in the country during Q3 2019. However, the company has decided to launch the plan right away. Ajay Arora, Director of product innovation at Netflix said: “Our members in India watch more on their mobiles than members anywhere else in the world- and they love to download our shows and films. We believe this new plan will make Netflix even more accessible and better suit people who like to watch on their smartphones and tablets – both on the go and at home.”There is no suggestion that this type of plan will be rolled out elsewhere around the world, but with subscriber growth stalling, the company might decide to expand it. While Netflix is still the market leader, the company failed to reach its subscriber target and actually lost subscribers in the US. Following that announcement, shareholder Johan Wallerstein launched a class action lawsuit against Netflix, its cofounder, CEO, and chairman Reed Hastings, and its chief financial officer Spencer Neumann. Wallerstein claims that the company made “materially false and/or misleading” statements in the build up to the earnings call.
Add to Queue Ajit Pai, chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. FCC Next Article Image credit: Bloomberg | Getty Images Reporter 2 min read This story originally appeared on PCMag Angela Moscaritolo The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. President Donald Trump’s newly appointed Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is serious about undoing current net neutrality regulations.During a speech at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Pai called Obama administration net neutrality regulations a “mistake” as he pledged to “embrace what works and dispense with what doesn’t.” “The torch at the FCC has been passed to a new generation, dedicated to renewal as well as change,” Pai said. Calling for a “light-touch Internet regulation,” he said the FCC is “on track to returning to that successful approach.”With former President Barack Obama’s support, Pai’s predecessor Tom Wheeler in 2014 pushed to classify broadband as a telecom service under Title II of the Communications Act rather than an information service. That gave the FCC more authority to regulate ISPs, and provided its net neutrality rules a stronger legal footing after years of court battles. The commission voted 3-2 in Feb. 2015 to approve the proposal.During his speech at MWC, Pai likened the move to “last-century, utility-style regulation.”Rules developed to tame a 1930s monopoly were imported into the 21st century to regulate the internet,” he said. “This reversal wasn’t necessary to solve any problem; we were not living in a digital dystopia. The policies of the Clinton Administration, the Bush Administration and the first term of the Obama Administration had produced both a free and open internet and strong incentives for private investment in broadband infrastructure.”He argued that current regulations “injected tremendous uncertainty into the broadband market,” and said that stymied growth.Going forward, “America’s approach to broadband policy will be practical, not ideological,” Pai said.Pai’s comments come after the FCC last week officially voted to exempt ISPs with 250,000 or fewer subscribers from the transparency requirements in the agency’s net neutrality rules. The move, the FCC says, will free these ISPs “to devote more resources to operating, improving and building out their networks.” 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List Apply Now » –shares March 1, 2017 ‘The torch at the FCC has been passed to a new generation,’ Ajit Pai said. FCC Chairman Pledges to Undo Net Neutrality Rules
The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. Senior Editor Next Article Amazon Offers Employees $10K and 3 Months Pay If… 2 min read –shares Amazon’s shopping experience and Prime subscriptions rely heavily on the company’s ability to deliver orders extremely quickly. With that in mind, Amazon is now offering existing employees a big incentive to quit their job and become entrepreneurs focused on running a successful delivery business.As TechCrunch reports, Amazon is rolling out a new offer to its employees. In return for setting up their own product delivery service, the company will fund your start-up with $10,000 and pay three months of the salary they earned while working as an Amazon employee.The thinking here is to make the transition to delivery business as smooth and cost-free as possible, while covering those first few difficult months any business suffers by continuing to offer an income. It’s sure to prove very popular with employees who’d like a change of career or a bit more control over what they do every day at work.The incentives don’t just stop at cash, though. Amazon is offering a complete package which it calls the Amazon Delivery Service Partner program. It includes hands-on training, on-demand support, Amazon’s existing delivery technology, access to leased Amazon Prime-branded delivery vans, and discounts on fuel costs, insurance cover, and branded uniforms for delivery personnel to wear.Amazon doesn’t just want the former employee to drive a van, the company envisions each delivery partner growing to run multiple vans and employing lots of drivers. As a way of enticing such expansions, Amazon claims a delivery service running 40 vans is capable of earning $300,000 in profit every year. We can only imagine what a fleet of 40 vans delivering parcels all day means for Amazon’s profits.Anyone interested in becoming a Delivery Service Partner, regardless of whether they are an Amazon employee or not, should start by reading the brochure. After that, it’s just a case of creating an account and applying to the program. With one-day shipping set to become the norm for Prime, all applications are surely going to be looked upon kindly as Amazon attempts to grow its fast delivery options. May 13, 2019 This story originally appeared on PCMag Amazon …they quit their job and start a delivery business instead. Image credit: via PC Mag Add to Queue 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List Matthew Humphries Apply Now »
MRI scan vs. AngiographyThe research, dubbed as the MR-INFORM clinical trial, shows that the 40-minute MRI scan to test angina can prevent patients from undergoing invasive angiography. To land to the findings, the researchers at King’s College in London analyzed more than 900 patients with angina who had two procedures, the invasive angiography or the MRI scan.Results of the study have shown that in each group, blocked or narrow coronary vessels were dilated when indicated by the diagnostic test. Subsequently, both groups have similar outcomes, with less than 4 percent of the patients having cardiac events, including heart attack, in the following year. Also, the researchers recorded whether heart symptoms, like chest pain, persisted.MRI: Faster and non-invasiveIn the patients assigned to the MRI, group has markedly fewer procedures, and 40 percent of those patients had an invasive angiography after. Moreover, only 36 percent of the patients in the MRI group went on to have revascularization, compared to 45 percent in the other group.Related StoriesRepurposing a heart drug could increase survival rate of children with ependymomaNANOLIVE‘s novel CX-A defines a new standard for live cell imaging in 96 well plates for continuous organelle monitoring in cell populationsSleep quality and fatigue among women with premature ovarian insufficiencyThis means that with the 40-minute MRI scan as the initial test, the two groups were not different with regard to symptom persistence, complications, manifestation of new symptoms, or mortality.”This means that patients with stable chest pains who previously would have received cardiac catheterization can alternatively be examined with MRI,” Professor Eike Nagel, chair in Clinical Cardiovascular Imaging at King’s College London, said in a statement.”The results for the patients are just as good, but an examination by MRI has many advantages: the procedure takes about 40 minutes, patients merely receive a small cannula in their arm and are not subject to radiation,” he added.The results of the study show that the MRI scan for angina is also effective in diagnosing the underlying cause of angina or chest pain. This way, the patient won’t need to undergo the invasive technique and stay in the hospital overnight.MRI scan can also detect blockage in the coronary arteries in the heart, to determine the risk of heart attack. Hence, doctors can provide proper treatment.The study was funded by the British National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) via the Biomedical Research Centre (BRC).What is angina?Angina occurs when there is decreased blood flow to the heart. Though angina is not life-threatening, it’s a warning sign that the patient is at a high risk of having a heart attack. Coronary artery disease (CAD) may cause angina. It happens when there is a blockage or narrowing of the coronary arteries, the blood vessels supplying the heart with oxygen. Atherosclerosis or the build-up of cholesterol and plaques or fatty deposits on the inner arterial wall is the major cause of CAD.Angina also called angina pectoris, is often described as heaviness, pressure, tightness, squeezing, or pain in the chest. It is important to treat angina and to know if the coronary arteries are blocked. This way, the doctors can implement treatment, before the artery becomes totally blocked, leading to a potentially fatal condition called myocardial infarction, or heart attack.The common signs and symptoms of angina include chest pain, pressure on the chest, feeling of fullness on the chest, pain in the arms, jaw, neck, or back, shortness of breath, fatigue, nausea, sweating, and dizziness.Cardiac catheterization and angiographyInvasive angiography or cardiac catheterization is a procedure wherein the physician takes C-rays of the patient’s arteries. The procedure requires the patient to stay overnight. In worse cases, patients need to undergo revascularization, a procedure to improve the blood flow to the heart.Angiography or arteriography is an imaging technique to visualize the inner part of the blood vessels in the organs of the body after the injection of a contrast medium or dye. Usually, the doctor performs the procedure to examine the veins, arteries, and heart chambers.Sources: Measuring blood flow in the myocardium with magnet resonance imaging (top). The dark area in the myocardium (arrows) shows a pronounced reduction of blood flow. The cardiac catheterization of the same patient (bottom) shows a clear constriction of the artery. Image Credit: Eike Nagel, Goethe University Nagel, E., Greenwood, J., McCann, G., Bettencourt, N., Shah, A., Hussain, S., Perera, D., Plein, S., Buccarelli-Ducci, C., Paul, M., Westwood, M., and Marber, M. (2019). Magnetic Resonance Perfusion or Fractional Flow Reserve in Coronary Disease. The New England Journal of Medicine. https://www.nejm.org/doi/10.1056/NEJMoa1716734 American Heart Association (AHA). (2015). https://www.heart.org/en/health-topics/heart-attack/angina-chest-pain/angina-in-women-can-be-different-than-men By Angela Betsaida B. Laguipo, BSNJun 25 2019Using a simple Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan can help doctors diagnose their patients with angina, sparing them from the invasive procedure and an overnight stay in the hospital, a new study suggests.Doctors usually diagnose patients with angina and other cardiac conditions, including coronary artery disease (CAD), through an invasive procedure called cardiac catheterization and angiography.But, a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, shows that instead of undergoing an invasive procedure, the patients can have a 40-minute MRI scan to detect the risk of heart attack and to determine the treatment needed.