Iloilo PBA All-Star: Kiefer vows good game for Ilonggos

first_imgChito Victolero will handle the Visayas squad, which also includes June Mar Fajardo, Greg Slaughter, Asi Taulava, Joseph Quiñahan, Terrence Romeo, and Chris Ross.“Salute to all the fans who voted for me,” Ravena said. “Hopefully, I’ll give them a good show and help my team win the All-Star.”“I’ll try to have fun. It’s my first All-Star week. I’m blessed to be part of the whole week,” he added.Aside from the Visayas leg, Ravena will also suit up for the Gilas Pilipinas team in the Mindanao leg today in Digos City, Davao del Sur and the Luzon leg on May 25 in Batangas City.Tickets for the PBA All-Star exhibition match in Iloilo City may be bought at the Toyota Diversion and Toyota Iloilo, Inc. – Jaro./PN NLEX Road Warriors guard Kiefer Ravena (center) is excited to play in front of fellow Ilonggos in the 2018 PBA All-Star Games on May 27 in Iloilo City. He is pictured trying to break the defense of GlobalPort Batang Pier guard Julian Sargent during their PBA Commissioner’s Cup match on May 16. PBA MANILA – NLEX Road Warriors rookie Kiefer Ravena promised to put on a show as he plays for the PBA All-Star Visayas in the 2018 PBA All-Star Games on May 27 at the University of San Agustin gym in Iloilo City.Born in Iloilo City, the 24-year-old Ravena said he is excited since it will be his first time to play in front of fellow Ilonggos since turning professional late last year.“I’m looking forward to it kasi hindi pa ako nakakalaro in front of my people sa PBA,” said the former Ateneo Blue Eagles star. “My family will come out over there. My dad will be joining me.”Fellow Western Visayas natives who will join Ravena in the team are Ilonggos Jericho Cruz, Emman Monfort and Ronald Tubid, and Negrenses James Yap and Jeffrei Chan.last_img read more

Power charges to

first_imgGippsland coach Damian Carroll rated the Power’s win over Eastern Ranges as its best of the season. Picture: Stewart Chambers…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Living with urban growth

first_imgA WEEK-long social health survey of local residents will cost Cardinia Shire Council nearly $15,000. Council engaged Market Solutions to…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Wheelchair Basketball finally crosses the Shannon

first_imgWheelers take on the current league and cup champions Limerick, who like Titans started off the season with a shaky start but they are now finding there form.Rather then sitting in on this dark and wet evening why not come down and support the team in there first home match of this season national league campaign, watching this competitive match shows that just because people have a disability doesn’t mean you cannot play sport at a high level! As this is the first time this league season that both teams have faced each other, a tight affair is expected, Tip-off in St. Marys tonight is 8:30pmprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email After their second win on the road last Saturday against Athlone, Titans Wheelers are finally at home with their first home match of the season in this years’ All-Ireland Wheelchair basketball league.last_img read more

Damien Comer Is PwC GAA/GPA Player Of The Month For April

first_imgGalway’s Damien Comer wins the football PwC GAA/GPA Player of the Month for AprilTipperary’s Jason Forde takes home the hurling accolade Damien Comer was a key player in Galway’s successful Allianz League division one campaign. The Tribesmen missed out on the 2018 title, with defeat to Dublin in the final; that was their only loss of the entire league. They battled hard in their decider with Dublin, with Comer causing problems throughout. He scored 0-3 on the day.Jason Forde had stand out performances throughout Tipperary’s league campaign, propelling them to the final. Despite defeat, the Silvermines GAA clubman scored a total of 2-12 when they met with Kilkenny in Nowlan Park.Commenting on the announcement, Feargal O’Rourke, Managing Partner, PwC, said: “As the sponsor of the PwC All-Stars, we are delighted to support excellence in young Irish talent.  Working together and making a difference are core values of our business and are also central to performance on the field.  “The April 2018 PwC/GAA/GPA Player of the Month kicks-off the 2018 PwC All-Stars Campaign.  The April Player of the Month winners have been recognised for their outstanding contributions.  Both players have demonstrated great teamwork, effort and commitment, just the vital qualities needed for success in sport and in business.”Speaking on behalf of the GAA, Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael John Horan added: “Well done to Damien and Jason on their respective football and hurling awards after hugely impressive finishes to their league campaigns.“Damien played a starring role throughout Galway’s campaign helping them to another final while Jason’s scoring returns were the stand-out feature of Tipperary’s march to a hurling final appearance.“Being honoured by your peers is important and while congratulating both winners I’d also like to acknowledge the ongoing support of PwC for these awards.”Speaking on behalf of the GPA, Chairman and acting CEO Seamus Hickey said: “Congratulations to Damien and Jason on being honoured with this award. This award always holds a special significance for players when they have been chosen by their peers. “Both Damien and Jason are very deserving winners who have demonstrated great leadership and drive whilst playing with Galway and Tipperary respectively.  We look forward to seeing more of the same from both men in this summer’s championship.”print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The first PwC GAA/GPA Player of the Month award winners for 2018 were presented with their trophies at a ceremony at PwC’s head offices in Dublin this morning.  Galway’s Damien Comer was announced as the football winner, while Tipperary’s Jason Forde picked up the hurling award.last_img read more

Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development Resources: July 11, 2014

first_imgAccessibility in Google Apps: To more effectively use Google Apps, the first two things you need to know are your browser and your assistive technology, says Marco Zehe as he shares accessibility information about Google Apps along with tips and links to online resources. The WAI Forward An excerpt from Heydon Pickering’s recently published Apps For All: Coding Accessible Web Applications book will provide you a better understanding of Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) and how you can implement in your projects. Good discussion in the comments.WordPressHow to Embed a Live Google+ Hangout on Your WordPress Website: Tom Ewer walks you through the steps to embed a Google Hangouts on Air livestream on your WordPress site. Great way to livestream your WordPress meetup presentations, as long as you have a volunteer to manage it!WordPress 4.0 Beta 1: The beta version of WordPress 4.0 is out. Download the beta version (zipfile) for testing and check out the new look for the Media Library, new functionality for plugin install and searching, as well as the many other new features. Create Your Own Custom Pointers in the WordPress Admin: Using the Better Admin Pointers plugin, you can add custom pointers to admin screens to highlight changes or important areas and allow users to better understand the admin. “RWD Is Bad for Performance” Is Good for Performance: Tim Kadlec explains how the myth that responsive design is bad for performance can spark the discussion for an organization to be intentional about web performance. How to Create a Web Directory in WordPress: This tutorial from WP Beginner explains how to add a business directory to your website using a plugin as well as how you can accept online payments for premium web directory listings. 15 Things You May Not Know WordPress Can Do: From setting up an Amazon Shop, coupon site, job board, issue tracking, and more, there are a lot of possibilities with WordPress. Responsive DesignBehold the Fold: Funny conversation between Sophie Shepherd at Happy Cog and a “Defender of the Fold” on why we shouldn’t worry about the fold.Scrolling is kind of like breathing; you don’t even realize you’re doing it until someone brings it to your attention. Breakpoints and the Future of Websites: Obinwanne Hill takes a look at breakpoints beyond screen size and explore and offers different approaches for using breakpoints. Check the comments for good discussion and alternate viewpoints.CSS and HTMLHTML5 Download Attribute Guide: Did you know you could use the download attribute to force media file downloads onto the user’s computer or mobile device?28 Free Open Source CSS3 Code Snippets: If you haven’t already started your own library of CSS code snippets, this is a great post to get you started with your own library. And if you already have a library, you’ll likely find new CSS code snippets in this collection of fixed menus, form inputs, and more from Spyre Studios.Adding captions and subtitles to HTML5 video: This how-to guide describes how to implement captions and subtitles in the video player, with an explanation of the track element, changes to HTML and CSS, and JavaScript code needed.What I Found Interesting9 Communication Tips to Save Your Next Design Project: Communicating with clients is critical for a good relationship and a successful project. Good communication is an investment and takes time to learn, says Kerry Butters as she shares her tips.How to Check Broken Links on Your Website: Who doesn’t hate broken links on website? Checking broken links on your website can be a tedious job, but online tools and programs can make the job easier. Fixing broken links will make your website visitors happy, and so will search engines that index your site.Easy Peasy Heatmaps with Crazy Egg: Go beyond Google Analytics to get a better understanding of what people find useful and how effective your site layout is with heatmaps, a visual way of tracking what people click/select on your website.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…Related 1/2 of all poor households depend on wireless phone–no landline. among non-poor, it’s 37%— Gretchen Livingston (@DrGMLivingston) July 8, 2014 Observing Usability Studies: A Guide for Stakeholders: Having stakeholders observe usability studies helps them gain better understanding of the issues and allows them to discuss what they observed between sessions. Cory Lebson offers a good set of ground rules for managing observers.Do less – Problems as shared spaces: Interesting case study on how removing traffic signs, lights, and road markings made traffic move slower, reducing the number of accidents. In solving problems, adding something isn’t always the answer. Perhaps we can move something out of the way.AccessibilityAudio Accessibility with Svetlana Kouznetsova: In this episode of A Podcast for Everyone, Sarah Horton interviews Svetlana Kouznetsova about the current state of audio accessibility, how to create accessible audio experiences, and how we can promote audio accessibility. Don’t have an #a11y budget? Take it out of UX! Bad accessibility _IS_ bad UX.— (@heydonworks) July 11, 2014 As I’ve said many times, user experience is not a design problem, it’s a power struggle.— Alan Cooper (@MrAlanCooper) July 10, 2014 Welcome to weekly resource roundup post. Each week I publish a post with some of my favorite web design and development resources I’ve read about or discovered on Twitter in the past week. Hope you find the resources useful in your projects.In this week’s roundup, you’ll learn about designing websites nonprofit organizations can manage, find out how to embed a live Google+ Hangout on your WordPress website, discover how responsive design can initiate discussion about web performance, and more. If you want to stay-up-to-date daily with resources like these, follow me on Twitter.This week’s photo is from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio I visited last week. On the main floor, suspended in air, you’ll view the U2 Zoo TV stage props from their 1992 tour: East German Trabant automobiles. The headlights on the Trabants served as spotlights on stage during U2’s performance. Cool!Favorite TweetFeedback! It’s not just for when something’s bad. It’s just as important, if not more, to communicate what’s good, valuable and appreciated.— Jen Myers (@antiheroine) July 7, 2014User ExperienceDesigning Sites for Nonprofits: As user experience designers, we need to get it right for nonprofits and provide them with a better experience managing their site. It’s critical to ask the right questions, learn the capabilities of the nonprofit team, and plan for growth. Help Joy help you. On the unusability of internal systems.: Imagine you’re a frontline staff person for a major airline. You’re computer literate and love your job. And the only way you can work with the internal system the airline constantly updates is to reference your two-inch thick notebook you created with handwritten notes. Argh. Demand time during projects to focus on the user experience of internal systems.last_img read more

Bringing free wi-fi to the people

first_imgTshwane’s bus rapid transit system, A Re Yeng, began operations in December 2014 and with it came a world-first in mobile connectivity – commuters get uninterrupted free wi-fi on board. (Image: Project Isizwe)In this world of smartphones and other technological gadgets that need data to work, the rollout of free wi-fi is definitely welcomed – perhaps even crucial.There has been a surge in South Africa towards free wi-fi, driven by the government and the private sector. The city of Tshwane, for example, is one of those metros leading the way with public access. A non-profit organisation called Project Isizwe is another group at the forefront of bringing free wi-fi to the people.Project Isizwe aims to open up access to the internet across South Africa, by facilitating the rollout of free wi-fi in public spaces in low-income communities. Its core focus is to harness the power of the internet in these communities for education, and use it as a catalyst for change.According to research by the Wireless Broadband Alliance and Informa, global public wi-fi hotspot numbers will reach 5.8 million this year, compared to 1.3 million in 2011 – a 350% increase.Project Isizwe is an initiative of former Mxit chief executive Alan Knott-Craig Jr. It all started with the Stellenbosch Free Wi-Fi project, whereby Mxit and the municipality partnered to offer free internet access, specifically in townships. Isizwe is still head-quartered in the Western Cape town.“There’s so much content in the world, the problem is access,” Knott-Craig said. “There really is no better way to help the country than to provide internet access and if you can give it to rural and poor communities you have really hit the nail on the head. They will be able to look for job opportunities, health care services, get their textbooks online instead of waiting for someone to deliver [them].”HOW IT WORKSThe project is rolled out through partnerships with municipalities, which pay the company to roll out the networks and provide support in low-income communities for a few years after completion. The first rollout was in Tshwane. Since launching five live sites in November 2013, there have been 11 000 unique users accessing the networks, and there are consistently more than 1 100 daily visitors.An example of how the money flows from municipalities to Isizwe is how much it cost for phase two of the Tshwane rollout: the R53-million includes all equipment, installation, operation and maintenance of over 210 access points – with a capacity of 5 000 users each – for three years.WI-FI ON THE GOTshwane’s bus rapid transit system, A Re Yeng, began operations in December 2014 and with it came a world-first in mobile connectivity – commuters get uninterrupted free wi-fi on board. A Re Yeng buses come equipped with connection to 250MB of free wi-fi per device per day, giving users the ability to look for jobs, access education materials and keep in touch with their friends while on the move around their city.Free wi-fi is currently only available on the trunk route, however, which runs between Pretoria Central and Hatfield.And the minibus taxi industry is not being left behind. In partnership with Telkom Mobile, the South African National Taxi Council launched wi-fi enabled taxis, branded Wi-Taxi, in July 2014. The clearly marked taxis have a code that commuters registered on the database can use to connect to the web for free.A taxi trip can be long and boring and in this age of smartphones the free internet access will make the ride more pleasurable.Wi-Taxi South Africa chief executive Brian Mdluli said at the launch: “Commuters [in taxis with wi-fi] will get 50MB for free per month. There will be 200MB per taxi per day.“I can assure you that it won’t cost the consumer extra. If commuters walk into a taxi rank and have access to wi-fi, they will be able to look for jobs and interact with their friends on a social basis. We believe it will contribute to the growth of the country in general, and it’s part of our contribution as the taxi industry to the development of the country.”last_img read more

Servant Mentorship

first_imgAlmost everyone recognizes how important mentoring is.  I don’t know anyone who is successful who did not have at least one good mentor. I  know I am grateful for mine.Similarly, I don’t know any good leaders who don’t mentor to some degree.  It is more than a mark of a good leader; the mentoring makes the leader stronger by what he or she learns from the mentee.Of course, people define mentoring differently.  It should be more simply than showing someone the ropes or sharing inside baseball.A good mentor should have a vested interest in helping his or her mentee succeed.  Yes, I recognize that this definition begins to bleed into sponsorship as many define it.However, I believe the line between mentorship and sponsorship can be somewhat artificial.  In my views, the best mentorships include a sponsorship component.  The term I use is “servant mentorship.”One way that mentors can sponsor mentees is by opening doors for them.  “I can’t do this but I think this would be a great opportunity for you.”In these cases, the mentor feels good about the opportunity that he or she has provided. While this may benefit the mentee too, the mentor is benefiting by having someone safe do what he or she cannot.Don’t get me wrong.  That’s not a bad thing.  But it’s not as wonderful as it may make the mentor feel.For me, the best test as to whether someone is a servant mentor is whether they lean back so their mentee can lean in.  That means giving up an opportunity for the mentee so that he or she can grow.“I can do this, but I think you would be great. If you want it, it’s yours.”Mentees know the difference.  And, I believe, they respond in kind.Opening a door for someone when you cannot walk in is not “servant mentorship.”  Not walking in the door when you can but sending your mentee instead is.Next month I will be giving my monthly slot to a mentee.  Thank you to SHRM for joining me in service mentorship.last_img read more

Climate researchers press Trudeau to renew Canadian Arctic research program

first_imgEureka Sound off Ellesmere Island in the Canadian Arctic. Climate researchers press Trudeau to renew Canadian Arctic research program By Brian OwensJan. 22, 2018 , 11:45 AM The Canadian government should renew funding for a soon-to-end Arctic climate and atmospheric research program, a group of more than 250 international climate scientists is arguing in an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.“There is a crisis looming for Canadian climate and atmospheric research that will be felt far beyond Canada’s borders,” the letter states. Extending funding for the 6-year-old Climate Change and Atmospheric Research (CCAR) program, which is set to end this year, would help maintain the country’s scientific and political leadership in the field, the authors say.CCAR, launched in 2012, provides CA$7 million per year for seven research networks studying the physical processes underlying climate and atmospheric behavior. 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It has given one part of the program a temporary reprieve; In November 2017, the government announced CA$1.6 million in funding for the Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Laboratory, located on the remote Ellesmere Island in Canada, to keep it running until 2019.CCAR is an important program not just for Canadian researchers, but for those around the world, says Benjamin Santer, a climate scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California, who signed the letter. “I have a rich history of collaboration with scientists in Canada. Anything that jeopardizes … that work is a concern to me,” he says. (Santer spoke in a personal capacity, not representing his employer.)CCAR is one of the only sources of public funding for this kind of science in Canada, says Dan Weaver, an atmospheric physicist at the University of Toronto in Canada and a member of the scientific campaign group Evidence for Democracy. Given the Trudeau government’s public commitments to climate action, the pending end of the program comes as something of a surprise. “To lose this under this government is unexpected, and will be very damaging,” Weaver says. “If we don’t act, we’re going to start losing people, facilities, and data sets.”Santer says international climate researchers are looking to Canada to provide leadership as climate science is sidelined in the United States. “The scientific understanding of the nature and causes of climate change are under concerted attack [in the United States], and our work is being dismissed as a hoax and conspiracy,” he says. “So we look to other countries like Canada for leadership—both political leadership, which Trudeau has said he will provide in this leadership vacuum, and scientific leadership.”Canada recently opened a new Arctic research lab, the Canadian High Arctic Research Station, in Cambridge Bay. But it is not equipped for atmospheric research, Weaver says, and despite its name is not located far enough north to replicate the work of the CCAR networks.Any announcement of new CCAR funding will likely have to wait until the federal government releases its next budget in March. Canadian researchers have been lobbying hard for an increase in basic research funding, and say they have had a positive reception from government ministers.Matt Jeneroux, a member of Parliament and the Shadow Minister for Science of the opposition Conservative Party, reacted to today’s letter with a statement affirming his party’s support for continuing CCAR. The Conservative administration of former Prime Minister Stephen Harper “created this fund in the 2011 budget,” he noted. “This government has had over two years in power, and plenty of advanced warning, to come up with a solution when CCAR sunsets this year.” The Trudeau government’s silence on the issue, he added,  “is disappointing from a government that claims to put a high value on both science and climate change.” NASA/Michael Studinger/Flickr (CC BY 2.0) last_img read more

Ronaldo & De Ligt to face Milan?

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: Juventus are increasingly confident that Cristiano Ronaldo and Matthijs de Ligt will both be fit to play Milan on Sunday. Ronaldo was replaced for the final 10 minutes of Juve’s 2-1 win against Lokomotiv Moscow midweek, which coach Maurizio Sarri put down to prevention. De Ligt, meanwhile, missed the trip to Russia with a sprained ankle, picked up in the Derby della Mole with Torino last weekend.’s Romeo Agresti writes the pair trained separately from the squad on Friday but that optimism they will face Milan is “filtering”. At this stage, the Portuguese seems likelier to start than the defender, who may only be named as a substitute.last_img read more