When the finalists of the boys’ Class Three high jump final were announced at the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletic Championships at the National Stadium yesterday, all eyes were on Cayman-born high jumper and the Class Three champion and record holder, Calabar High’s Lamar Reid. Not many had their eyes on the Herbert Morrison’s pair of Antonio Hanson and Javier Hall, who both jumped 1.85 metres to take first and second, respectively, and relegate the defending champion, Reid — who scaled 1.75m — to third. Gold medallist Hanson said many people knew of their potential after both jumped personal bests of 1.90 metres at the St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) meet earlier this year, but no one expected them to take the top positions. “People knew we jumped 1.90m at STETHS so they were looking out for us, but they never expected us to win. I knew it would have been hard for us because no one was looking out for us, everyone was looking out for Lamar Reid, the record holder to take this event,” said Hanson. “But we trained hard, trained together and fed off each other’s energy and we came out here and we won … and I expect to beat him (Reid) even if he jumped higher because when he did the last jump I didn’t feel the vibes to jump anymore,” he told The Gleaner. Hall said he expected a tougher fight from Reid. “We expected to win and we came out to win, but he (Reid) never put up the fight we expected so there was no competition. But it is a joy taking back home the gold and silver,” he added. Reid said it was just a bad day. “I feel very bad, I expected to win. But the other team won because I had a bad day today,” he said.
Brooklyn’s six-game overtime losing streak ended, and the Nets went 3-1 against the Heat this season.James Johnson and Goran Dragic each scored 18 for Miami, which got 16 from Kelly Olynyk and 14 from Hassan Whiteside. Wade and Josh Richardson each had 13 for the Heat, whose magic number for clinching remained one.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownWade found Johnson for a layup with 41.1 seconds left to put Miami up one, and that was followed by the Levert score that became the one that mattered most.Miami came out flying, taking a quick 30-16 lead when Wade hit a 3-pointer. The lead was still 11 early in the second, and it looked like a bit of comeuppance — clinching a spot against a Nets team that offered no resistance in Game 82 at Chicago last season, a Bulls win that eliminated the Heat from the postseason — was on the way. View comments Not quite.Brooklyn trailed by only seven at the half, and took its first lead since 7-5 when Dinwiddie’s 3-pointer midway through the third put the Nets up 62-61. The lead eventually grew to nine midway through the fourth, and Miami’s frustration was on full display.Wade thought he got fouled when he missed a spinning layup, slapped the basket stanchion and drew a technical.It seemed to be a spark.Johnson had 12 of his points in the fourth, including a pair of three-point plays 24 seconds apart. Wade put the Heat ahead with a drive with about a minute remaining, Hollis-Jefferson got a three-point play to put the Nets on top again, and Wade tied it with a pair of free throws.ADVERTISEMENT Warriors’ Kerr questioned about not attending Clark rally Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Brooklyn missed two shots on its last possession of regulation, Dragic missed for Miami at the buzzer, and to overtime they went.TIP-INSNets: D’Angelo Russell started for Brooklyn, played the first 6½ minutes, missed all five of his shots while turning the ball over twice and never saw the floor again. … Brooklyn has had a great year against the Southeast Division. The Nets are 12-6 against Miami’s division — and 13-45 against the other five divisions, including 1-13 against their Atlantic rivals.Heat: Miami remains one win shy of clinching its 18th winning record in Pat Riley’s 23 seasons with the organization. Only San Antonio has more winning seasons (22) in that 23-year stretch. … The Heat have scored at least 90 points in 26 consecutive games, tying the third-best streak in team history. They’ve done it in 37 straight games on two other occasions.SCORING RECORDThe Heat finished March averaging 111.7 points for the month — the best for any full month in team history.MUTUAL RESPECTHeat coach Erik Spoelstra said he can see, and respects, how the Nets are trying to create a winning culture. Brooklyn coach Kenny Atkinson took that as high praise — knowing “culture” is a very significant word to the Heat. “From Erik to Pat Riley, they’ve been doing it for a long time. They’re a team that we imitate,” Atkinson said.UP NEXTNets: Host Detroit on Sunday.Heat: Visit Atlanta on Tuesday. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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The Nets defeated the Heat 110-109 in overtime. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)MIAMI — Caris Levert scored with about a half-minute left in overtime to put Brooklyn up for good, Dwyane Wade missed on a play where he thought he got fouled at the buzzer and the Nets beat the Miami Heat 110-109 on Saturday night.Rondae Hollis-Jefferson finished with 20 points for the Nets, who denied Miami a chance to clinch a playoff spot. Levert finished with 19 and Brooklyn put seven players in double figures for the second straight game — the first time the Nets have done that in 29 years.ADVERTISEMENT Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery
steven walling Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Tags:#enterprise#Products#saas Related Posts Team Apart is an online meeting space and collaboration tool launched in private beta today. The software includes a browser-based video/audio conference, a text notepad, and a whiteboard for drawing. All of these options are updated in real-time for conference attendees, and the conference space can persist over time. Obvious competitors for Team Apart are the larger Web conferencing solutions like WebEx and GoToMeeting. But considering the document side of Team Apart and the fact that its work spaces stick around, the startup most similar is AppJet’s EtherPad.Collaboration TrifectaAs best we can tell, Team Apart looks like it has the right balance of simplicity and features necessary to enable real collaboration among small teams. There might be some cross-pollination between a whiteboard focused on free-form drawing and the notepad, but both are useful tools for augmenting an online meeting.The real potential for snafus in Team Apart is on the video and audio side. Since all aspects of the software are focused on being real-time, delays and poor quality in that arena could seriously curtail the platform’s usefulness. How It ComparesIf we were running a small distributed team (wait, we are, aren’t we?) we’d choose something browser-based like Team Apart over WebEx or GoToMeeting. It’s not that these solutions don’t work for business needs, but they are often slow to load even on fast connections. Their reliability makes them great for presentations and client meetings, but for in-company collaboration, being lightweight is also important. If you’re making a decision today however, you’re out of luck unless you can get your hands on a beta invite. Right now the closest thing to what Team Apart is offering is EtherPad. The big drawback for EtherPad is that it doesn’t have video and audio, so it’s for collaboration rather than meetings. Combing a simple trio of video, text, and drawing is a solid choice for Team Apart. For distributed teams seeking dead simple and fairly comprehensive meeting tools, we’d file away Team Apart as something to explore in future. Update:Team Apart has kindly offered a limited number of beta invites for our readers, which you can get here. IT + Project Management: A Love Affair 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…
In this tutorial, we’ll go over how to build an inexpensive — and relatively simple — quasar-style light control using foam core.Tube lights are probably the fastest growing type of fixture on film sets, both big and small. They’re cheap, versatile, and you can rig them almost anywhere. They come in slim, no-nonsense versions like the $75 Quasar Daylight T8s, all the way up to the app-controlled RGB Digital Sputnik Voyagers.One thing that most tube-style lights share is built-in diffusion, which scatters the light from the line of LEDs over a wide area. Without this, the individual LEDs would be too harsh and specular. One downside of this design is that it makes the lights hard to control, illuminating your subject and whatever else is in the general direction.Light control cases — known as egg crates or grids — are available, but they can be expensive. The industry-standard DOP choice unit for a four-inch tube light is over $200. It does a good job controlling spill, letting you get the light where you want it, but spending more than the light on a controlled system is not always possible, especially if you have multiple lights or banks of tubes to control.One method I’ve found incredibly helpful is making your own light control with foam core. This isn’t as reusable as the pro version, but it’s much cheaper, and you can build and customize them to the light rig you’re working with. In this sense, it’s more like a strip of diffusion or gel than a piece of grip equipment.1. Foam CoreTo begin, get a piece of foam core the length of your light. You can use white if you want a little extra output, or black if you really want to cut back on the spill. If you’re rigging the light from a stand, you’ll want to take into account any other extra length.Make sure the foam core is as long as your light.2. Decide on the AngleA typical tube light gives a 180 degree throw. If you leave five inches on either side of the light, you’ll reduce this to around 90 degrees. If you’re looking for a more focused beam, you could use up to ten inches and get a 50 degree throw.Keep in mind, this’ll make the light larger to rig and take up more space.You’ll need to double this width. So, for the five inch version, cut your foam core ten inches wide.3. Scoring the Foam CoreThis’ll allow you to snap the foam down the center, giving you an A-frame shape.Score the foam core down the center and break it.4. Attaching the Foam CoreIf you’re placing your light above the subject, you can sometimes get away with just resting the light control on the light and let gravity do the work. I’ve used a grip clip to hold the light in place, but depending on the design, you may want to puncture the foam core with a screwdriver, then use zip ties to attach it more permanently.Attach the foam core to your light.5. Rigging Your LightYou can now hang, bolt, or otherwise attach your light to a stand or the set. You may want to cut through the foam core at certain places to allow access for something like the Matthews MQ Mount.You can now attach or mount your light.6. Shoot!Now, just place your light where you want it. If what you’ve made is going to live to fight another day, cut it off and store it with other expendables.Looking for more articles on lighting? Check these out.3 Lessons in Lighting from Cinematographer Robert RichardsonWhy Tungsten Lighting in Filmmaking Is Still Alive and Thriving How to Build and Use the Swiss Frame Book LightThe Best Scenario for Using Space Lights: An IntroductionGetting Your Lights and Camera in Impossible Places
Technology has come to the aid of workers engaged in manufacturing of green bangles in Bharatpur district of Rajasthan. The installation of a modified bangle kiln in Unch village, near Nadbai, has rescued them from toxic fumes which were earlier a major cause for respiratory diseases among them.Labourers belonging to the Kachera clan have been manufacturing and selling green-coloured glass bangles for several decades in eastern Rajasthan, as women wear them as an important symbol on auspicious occasions and during rituals.These workers have traditionally been fabricating kilns of mud and clay and using tudi, made of vestiges of mustard crop, as fuel for heating these furnaces. The oval-shaped kilns produce smoke and fumes in huge quantity as well as high flames caused by melting of glass.Bharatpur-based Lupin Foundation has taken an initiative for modernisation of conventional kilns with the assistance of the Rural Technology Action Group (RuTAG) at Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi. The modified kiln does not allow emission of fumes and toxic gases and its firebricks protect workers despite the kiln’s temperature touching as high as 1,400 degree Celsius.Poisonous elements emitted by the conventional kilns, on the other hand, directly enter into the bodies of labourers and cause diseases like asthma and tuberculosis, besides reducing their average age to less than 45 years.Less fuel consumptionLupin Foundation’s Executive Director Sita Ram Gupta said on Monday that the modified kilns, with a high chimney for releasing fumes, would consume only 50% of the fuel used earlier and increase the bangle production twofold. With a comfortable seating arrangement for workers, their efficiency will also improve.An earlier initiative for fabrication of modern bangle kilns with white clay in collaboration with the State government’s Science and Technology Department did not completely resolve the issue of emission of fumes. Scientists from RuTAG visited the district recently and suggested modifications in kilns after studying their operations.The fabrication of modified kilns is likely to be taken up in a dozen other villages in the nearby tehsils. Mr. Gupta said it would have a favourable impact on the region’s environment and promote the green bangles business in Unch village worth ₹2 crore every year, besides giving employment to more workers.
FILE – In this Nov. 24, 2017, file photo, Memphis Grizzlies head coach David Fizdale reacts as he calls a timeout while facing the Denver Nuggets in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Denver. The Grizzlies have fired Fizdale, with the team at 7-12 and a day after he benched center Marc Gasol for the fourth quarter of an eighth straight loss. General manager Chris Wallace announced the move Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)The Memphis Grizzlies fired coach David Fizdale on Monday, with the team at 7-12 and a day after he benched center Marc Gasol for the fourth quarter of an eighth straight loss.General manager Chris Wallace announced the move. Associate head coach J.B. Bickerstaff has been namedinterim coach.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA “After a thorough evaluation, I decided a change in course was necessary to move forward and provide theteam and organization its best chance at success this season and beyond,” Wallace said in a statement.Gasol, given a maximum deal by the Grizzlies in July 2015, sat throughout the fourth quarter of a 98-88 loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday. Gasol leads the Grizzlies in points, rebounds and assists, and he was an All-Star in Fizdale’s inaugural season. But the center spent plenty of time after the game making it clear to reporters how upset he was at sitting out a full quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It’s a first for me, trust me, and I don’t like it one bit,” Gasol said. “I’m more (ticked) than I can show and frustrated.”Fizdale explained his decision before Gasol spoke in the locker room and said he simply was trying to win a game while sticking with his reserves. Fizdale said taking a risk as head coach means sometimes upsetting a player or two. Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “If I’m not on the floor, I’m not valued,” Gasol said. “I’m sure (the coaching staff) knew that would hurt me the most.”The move caught the NBA by surprise. Dwyane Wade, who played with the Miami Heat when Fizdale was an assistant coach, wrote on Twitter that he needed answers . LeBron James retweeted a comment that called the move “stunning.”“I need some answers. Feels like my man was a fall guy,” James wrote.Golden State coach Steve Kerr said he was “shocked” by the firing.“I think David Fizdale is one of the best coaches in the league,” Kerr said. “He’s a brilliant guy, he’s got an edge to him, he’s tough, he’s smart. Their whole team is injured, Mike Conley is out. Like, this is what happens, you lose when your best players are out and when your whole team is wiped out. It caught meoff guard.”ADVERTISEMENT Gilas goes 2-0 in World Cup qualifiers, hurdles Taiwan QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Portland coach Terry Stotts called Fizdale’s firing very disappointing.“Losing in this league and not meeting expectations in this league takes its toll on everybody,” Stotts said before a game in New York. “Owners, general managers, coaches, players, and handling that is a strain on relationships, and it’s disappointing. It’s probably the most difficult part of being in the NBA, is managing that part of the season.”Fizdale became the franchise’s 13th head coach on May 29, 2016, and he went 50-51.The Grizzlies reached the postseason for a seventh straight time in Fizdale’s first season, when they lost to the San Antonio Spurs. Fizdale was fined $30,000 by the NBA for a rant over officiating after a loss in Game 2.Memphis let Zach Randolph, Vince Carter and Tony Allen all leave as free agents and signed Ben McLemore, Tyreke Evans and Mario Chalmers to retool the roster around Gasol and point guard Mike Conley and giveFizdale a faster lineup.The moves appeared to be working when Memphis started this season an NBA-best 5-1. The Grizzlies stood atop the Western Conference with a win over the Golden State Warriors and two over Southwest Division rivalHouston.But Conley has been out since Nov. 17, resting an aching left Achilles tendon . Then the team lost its eighth straight on Sunday, matching the longest skid for this franchise since Feb. 11-March 3, 2009. Now Fizdale is the second NBA coach fired this season, joining Earl Watson, who was fired by Phoenix three games into the season.This will be the second time as an interim coach for Bickerstaff, who will start Wednesday night in San Antonio against the Spurs. He joined the Grizzlies in June 2016 after five seasons with the Houston Rockets, including an interim coach stint that lasted most of 2015-16 and included a playoff berth. Bickerstaff went 37-34 in that role.He also was an assistant coach with Minnesota and in Charlotte under his father, Bernie Bickerstaff. 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Ohio State’s 2014 football team received its national championship rings this morning. There are, of course, many benefits to wearing a championship ring: they look cool, they go with everything and they remind people that you are a national champion. There’s a downside, though: they hurt your video-game skills. You know how hard it is to win a FIFA game with this ring on? Feel me @jbbigbear we just take it for granted without it— Joe Burger (@jburgs37) March 27, 2015Perhaps the people who design the national championship rings should figure out a way to make them lighter so it’s easier to score goals in FIFA.
OTTAWA – When is an “architect” not an architect?That question, which spurred many a conversation this week on Parliament Hill, was far from funny to Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, who sought forgiveness from veterans and MPs for falsely claiming to have filled such a role in a major military operation.Sajjan admitted he overstepped — the opposition says he “lied” — when he boasted recently that he was the mastermind of Operation Medusa, a controversial and bloody Canadian-led military mission in Afghanistan in 2006.Justin Trudeau strenuously defended his defence minister in the House of Commons, then left it to Sajjan to weather the storm.If Trudeau was upset by the controversy, he didn’t show it on May 4, also known as Star Wars Day (‘May the 4th,’ get it?), when the notoriously nerdy PM showed up to meet his Irish counterpart wearing colourful chaussettes featuring C3PO and R2D2.But the week wasn’t all military bickering and mismatched sock banter — substantive discussions took place on defence spending, controlling greenhouse gas emissions and the destabilizing effects of the Toronto housing market.Here are three ways federal politics touched us this week:DEFENCE SPENDINGWhen pressure to resign has a cabinet minister squirming in his seat every day during question period, it’s time for a government to “change the channel” and distract the media and the public by making big, unrelated news.Sajjan did so Wednesday by offering a sneak peek at a forthcoming blueprint for overhauling the country’s defence policy. Months of analysis found previous governments had starved many core defence programs of basic funding, leaving the Forces unable to carry out their daily jobs with confidence, he told a defence-industry gathering.Sajjan has not said yet how the government plans to fill this funding “hole.” The needs, in some cases, appear to be immediate. But his funding rhetoric suggests the government is looking at long-term funding that won’t put a dent in the fiscal framework.The policy review, expected later this month, will likely provide some answers — and also discuss how the government plans to deal with the perennial problems of crumbling ships and fighter jets, and the election promise to bolster peacekeeping efforts.CARS ON THE ROAD TO PARISNumber crunching this week shows that even if Canadians took every car they own off the road, the country would still not be anywhere close to reaching the emissions targets the Trudeau government agreed to in Paris last year.The feds committed to cutting emissions to 523 million tonnes a year by 2030. In 2015, however, the level was 722 million tonnes — down just 0.7 per cent from a year earlier.Getting to 523 would require dramatic change. Environment Minister Catherine McKenna points to Ottawa’s climate change accord with the provinces as a catalyst for meaningful reductions. Boosts for public transit, clean technology and carbon sinks, along with getting rid of coal-fired electricity, could provide the rest.Others say meeting Canada’s targets will be next to impossible as long as new pipelines are encouraging oil production, some provinces cling to coal, and the cross-country effort remains too feeble to reach 200 million extra tonnes a year.HOMES AND INSTABILITYThe Bank of Canada and successive finance ministers have warned for years about overheated housing markets in Canada’s largest cities. A bursting bubble, they warned, would destroy wealth in Canada’s key urban economies, spook investors and destabilize financial institutions.Now, Home Capital, a Toronto-based alternative mortgage lender, has run into substantial trouble and has had to arrange for a high-priced $2-billion lifeline from a pension fund in order to maintain liquidity.The jitters around that institution and the housing market in general are taking a toll on the Canadian dollar. Many questions are swirling about whether Home Capital’s problems could spread. Bank shares are down, and Equitable Group Inc., a Home Capital competitor, is bracing for trouble.Finance Minister Bill Morneau, for his part, doesn’t seem worried.Morneau, who oversees regulators of the financial services sector. told the Commons that the system is working as it should, and that he sees no link between Home Capital’s problems and overheating in the housing market.
TOKYO – The Japanese government is slapping penalties on several cryptocurrency exchanges in the country, after 58 billion yen ($530 million) of virtual coins were lost earlier this year from hacking.The Financial Services Agency, which has been checking the exchanges, said Thursday that FSHO and Bit Station exchanges were ordered to halt operations for a month.It said FSHO was not properly monitoring trades and had not carried out employee training. The agency said it found that a Bit Station employee had taken bitcoins for personal use.Five other exchanges, including Coincheck, targeted in the massive hacking, were ordered to improve their operations.Coincheck had received a similar order earlier to beef up security measures.Japan is unusual in the world for embracing cryptocurrencies and setting up a licensing system to oversee their use.The exchanges ordered to improve their operations must file a plan to the agency by March 22.The theft at Coincheck of the NEM currency was the second major hacking assault on a Japanese crypto exchange after the Mt. Gox debacle in 2014.But Japan has chosen to seize the opportunity and regulate exchanges, setting up a licensing system last year, although experts say such measures are no guarantee against hacking and cybercrime.Japan has officially licensed 16 virtual-currency exchanges, and more, including Coincheck, are applying for licenses. As much as half of the world’s bitcoin trading is estimated to be in yen.Some countries like China are cracking down on virtual currencies, while other countries like the U.S. have been cautious, encouraging their use in limited ways.Japan has been far more accommodating to cryptocurrencies, attracting new businesses in the technology called blockchain.TV ads and billboard posters sing the praise of bitcoin, although they come with warnings, in fine print, to invest at your own risk.___Follow Yuri Kageyama on Twitter at https://twitter.com/yurikageyamaHer work can be found at https://www.apnews.com/search/yuri%20kageyama
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Fort St. John Fire Department has extinguished a kitchen fire at the Sushi Heaven restaurant this morning.Fire Chief Fred Burrows said firefighters were called out to the restaurant in the plaza next to No Frills in Fort St. John shortly after 7:00 a.m. Wednesday.Burrows said that upon arrival, firefighters discovered light smoke emanating from the restaurant. After entering the restaurant, firefighters were able to contain the fire to the restaurant’s kitchen, while the restaurant itself suffered minor fire damage. Burrows explained that the building’s sprinkler system managed to help contain the fire, but was also activated inside the adjacent No Frills and Dollar Tree stores, causing minor water damage. Burrows explained that staff from both stores are assessing the extent of the water damage caused by the sprinkler system activation, and there’s no word on when either store will reopen. Fire crews at the scene of a fire at the Sushi Heaven restaurant in Fort St. John. Photo by Chris NewtonHe said that the fire investigator is currently conducting their investigation, and while the cause of the fire is currently not known, it is not deemed suspicious.