Brighter future as Maroons acquire services of Akhuetie

first_imgSmart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town PH among economies most vulnerable to virus The acquisition of Akhuetie is expected to boost the fortunes of the UP Fighting Maroons, who exceeded expectations and almost made it to the UAAP Final Four behind a strong showing in the second round of the UAAP Men’s Basketball Tournament.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:47Gatchalian seeks probe on Kuwait’s fake autopsy report on Villavende’s death01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND View comments Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town EDITORS’ PICK Fighting Maroons coach Bo Perasol confirmed the news on Tuesday afternoon in a short text message.“Yes, Bright has committed to play for UP. We were also able to secure the release from Perpetual,” he wrote.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliSPORTSWe are youngThe Maroons bested Ateneo and defending champion La Salle in the recruitment war for the high-scoring center.Perasol explained that the UP management led by team manager Dan Palami and Akhuetie are still in the process of transferring his school records and the 19-year-old is set to enroll this coming academic year. Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes FILE – Bright Akhuetie. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the Philippines’ future just got brighter.Bluechip big man Bright Akhuetie is set to go from Las Piñas to Diliman after securing his release papers from University of Perpetual Help – System Dalta.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img MOST READ Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter From L-R: Taipan Millan, Dan Palami, Bright Akhueti, Renan Dalisay, Coach Bo Perasol, Rollie Fabi, Jayson Jorvina. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOAkhuetie averaged 17.6 points, 12.1 rebounds, 1.3 assists, and 1.7 blocks in his sophomore year for the Altas this past NCAA Season 92.If the Nigerian’s enrollment goes as smooth-sailing as expected, he can see action for UP in UAAP Season 81 at the soonest.“He will be definitely be a big positive factor to our program. He also needs that one year to make himself comfortable to the UP educational system,” said Perasol.NowheretogobutUP Foundation headed by its chairman, Renan Dalisay, as well as former Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla and UP alumni Ronald Mascarinas and Robina Pe also played a big role in luring the 6’8″ big man.The Fighting Maroons are coming off a morale-boosting 5-9 record this past year in Perasol’s first year at the helm.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Rousey quotes JK Rowling about hitting rock bottom on Instagram We are young Senators to proceed with review of VFAlast_img read more

Man facing charges after random assault outside North Peace Leisure Pool

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — One man is facing a number of charges after allegedly attacking a woman outside the North Peace Leisure Pool last weekend.Staff Sergeant Steve Perret with the Fort St. John RCMP said that last Saturday at approximately 9:00 p.m., a woman was waiting in her vehicle for her son outside the pool, when she was accosted by an unknown individual. Perret said that an altercation ensued, and the man assaulted both the mother and child before fleeing the area. Police were able to locate and arrest the man a short time later.32 year-old Eric Montpetit, who is originally from Quesnel but who according to Perret had recently moved to Fort St. John, is facing several charges including assault, uttering threats, mischief, and obstruction. Perret said that at this point, there’s no indication as to why the man approached the woman in her vehicle, or what caused the altercation. He added that the suspect and the victim did not each other, and that police believe the attack to be random. “The fact that both the mother and son were assaulted is certainly out of the ordinary,” said Perret.- Advertisement -Perret added that Montpetit remains in police custody until his next court appearance, and that they do not believe there is a danger to the public.last_img read more

Spring flooding starts in Northern Manitoba

first_imgShaneen Robinson-Desjarlais APTN National NewsThere was a limited evacuation of a Manitoba community on the weekend as snow melt caused two rivers to threaten to spill over the banks.This is added to the more than 300 people that have fled their homes from five southern Manitoba First Nations because of rising waters.srobinson@aptn.calast_img

Red Cross Announces Upcoming Blood Drives In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The American Red Cross is conducting the following upcoming blood drives in Wilmington:Friday, July 19, 2019, noon to 6pm: Wilmington Dance Academy (335 Main Street)Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 1pm-7pm: Wilmington Friendship (Masonic) Lodge (32 Church Street)Thursday, August 15, 2019, 2pm-7pm: Wilmington Congregational Church (220 Middlesex Avenue)Interested donors can call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to book an appointment, but walk-ins ARE welcome.Here are some important facts about blood and the blood donation process, from the Red Cross’s website:Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood.More than 41,000 blood donations are needed every day.More than 1.6 million people were diagnosed with cancer last year. Many of them will need blood, sometimes daily, during their chemotherapy treatment.Although an estimated 38% of the U.S. population is eligible to donate, less than 10% actually do each year.Donating blood is a safe process. A sterile needle is used only once for each donor and then discarded.Blood donation is a simple four-step process: registration, medical history and mini-physical, donation and refreshments.Every blood donor is given a mini-physical, checking the donor’s temperature, blood pressure, pulse and hemoglobin to ensure that it is safe for the donor to give blood.The actual blood donation typically takes less than 10-12 minutes. The entire process, from the time you arrive to the time you leave, takes about an hour and 15 minutes.First time donor?  Haven’t given blood in awhile?  Read this checklist so you know what to expect.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedRed Cross Announces Upcoming Blood Drives In WilmingtonIn “Community”Red Cross Announces Upcoming Blood Drives In WilmingtonIn “Community”Red Cross Announces Upcoming Blood Drives In WilmingtonIn “Community”last_img read more

Indianorigin banker gets 13 years in Singapore jail for siphoning US10 million

first_imgRepresentational image | Creative CommonsAn Indian-origin banker living in Singapore has been charged for forgery and cheating and sentenced to 13 years in jail on Thursday.  Kale Jagdish Purushottam (43) pleaded guilty to 20 forgery and cheating charges, 30 charges under the Computer Misuse Act in siphoning off US$10 million. There were more than 500 other charges taken into account during the trial. Between June 2010 and January 2013, Kale had stolen amounts totaling US$10 million from accounts in Barclays Bank customers. Kale had then forged signatures to pay the money back to  clients from his current clients, reports PTI.This was not his only offense. Reports claim that Kale was employed at UBS Singapore where he was the relationship manager for Red Oak. During his tenure, he made many unauthorized transactions from the company’s account.Explaining how Kale had managed to forge documents and move the documents around, the Deputy Public Prosecutor, Ng Jean Ting, said that he had forged the documents by copying authorized signatures onto the forged papers. He kept doing it to cover up 81 unauthorised transactions.In addition to this, Kale had also opened accounts in his clients’ names to avail loans. The loans would then be transferred to the Red Oak accounts. Kale would also use other unauthorized transactions to cover up the loan sums.”To cover up the loss of his clients, Kale tried to make money through unauthorised stock and foreign exchange transactions using his clients’ accounts,” Ting said.She added, “However, the unauthorised trades and other transactions caused further net losses of at least US$10 million to Barclays.”However, Kale’s defense attorney, Anand Nalachandran, said that he did this thinking that it was an obligation to clients and the transactions were not for personal financial benefit. “Having just moved to Barclays, he was faced with allegations (from Red Oak), and instead of heeding advice, he rather rashly acted and then did these things to satisfy his obligation.”Kale had agreed to pay Red Oak the money he had taken. However, he had paid this money with the funds he had siphoned off from the accounts in Barclays.last_img read more

S Sreesanths house catches fire family rescued safely

first_imgIANSFire broke out at the Kochi residence of Indian cricketer Shathakumaran Sreesanth on Saturday, August 24 at around 2 AM in night time. Sreesanth wasn’t at his home at the time but his wife and children were there along with two domestic helps. Thankfully, none of them were hurt as the firefighters managed to rescue all in time. While the fire engulfed the hall and bedroom at the gound floor, all the members of the household were on the first floor. The information regarding the fire was conveyed to two nearby fire stations by the neighbours, as per reports in the media. Sreesanth was in the news recently due to the BCCI reducing his ban for the spot-fixing scandal to seven years. Once a star of Indian cricket known for his leading role in India’s first ever Test match victory in South Africa, in 2006, the right-arm pacer ended up getting caught in a sting operation by the Delhi police where he, allegedly, bowled no-balls as per an agreement with bookies. However, the cricketer has continued to protest his innocence and even tried his hand at politics, fighting the 2016 Assembly elections in his state on a BJP ticket.last_img read more

Using CNTs as infrared sensors

first_img(PhysOrg.com) — Semiconductors provide the bases for many different avenues of device research. Indeed, many of the technological devices that are commonplace in our society are reliant on semiconductors. However, as we increasingly explore the opportunities afforded on the nanoscale, new semiconductor materials are needed. One of the more promising semiconducting materials at this level is the carbon nanotube (CNT). More information: Lai, et al., “Engineering the band gap of carbon nanotube for infrared sensors,” Physical Review Letters (2009). Available online: link.aip.org/link/?APPLAB/95/221107/1 Copyright 2009 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. Citation: Using CNTs as infrared sensors (2010, January 4) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-01-cnts-infrared-sensors.html Explore furthercenter_img “There is great promise in using a carbon nanotubes for sensors.” Ning Xi tells PhysOrg.com. Xi is John D. Ryder Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Michigan State University, and leads a group that is working on engineering CNT band gaps for use as infrared sensors. Xi worked with Kin Wai Chiu Lai, Carmen Kar Man Fung and Hongzhi Chen at Michigan State, and Tzyh-Jong Tarn at Wasington University in St. Louis to develop a process that is described in Applied Physics Letters: “Engineering the band gap of carbon nanotube for infrared sensors.” This project is supported by the Office of Naval Research.“For semiconductor material, the band gap is one of the most important parameters,” Xi explains. “The band gap represents how much energy is needed to move an electron. In order for the electron to move, it has to be able to jump over this gap. You have to change the composition of the material in order to change the band gap, and this is very difficult. People have been trying all kinds of ways to do this for years.”As far as sensors are concerned, using CNTs with different band gaps can help pinpoint different types of light. “Infrared light has a certain wavelength,” Xi says. “You need a certain band gap to detect this. If you have nanotubes with different band gaps, you can design a sensor to detect different spectrum of infrared. And since these nanotubes are so small, arraying different CNTs with different band gaps is possible.”In order to engineer the band gaps so that they can provide the semiconducting sensors, Xi and his colleagues created a process of stripping away layers of multi-wall CNTs. “The interesting thing with carbon nanotubes is that the band gap depends on the radius. If you have a multi-wall nanotube, you can peel away the outer layer to change the radius. And that changes the band gap as well. Instead of changing the semiconductor material, it is possible to tune the band gap to the proper value, one step at a time.”Xi and his colleagues and collaborator developed a process that allows them to use feedback control to remove layers of multi-wall CNTs. “We were able to do this experimentally, with relative ease compared to earlier processes for band gap tuning,” Xi points out. “We were able to generate different types of carbon nanotubes with different band gaps, and able to detect multiple wavelengths of light across a spectrum.” Being able to tune a band gap without having to make a new material is a big step forward in semiconductors, and Xi hopes that this process can be used for other purposes. “We are primarily interested in infrared nanosensors, but there could be other applications for this technology.” This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Boron Nitride Nanotubes More Amenable Than Carbonlast_img read more

Women lodges police complaint against veterinary doctor for death of pet

first_imgKolkata: A woman lawyer in the city registered a complaint with the police against a veterinary doctor whom she accused of negligence leading to the death of her pet.The incident took place at Kankurgachi. The complainant, Sagarika Chowdhury alleged that her pet died while being sterilised by the doctor at her chamber. On the basis of the complaint, the police have started a probe. It was learnt that Chowdhury went to doctor Aparajita Chakraborty in the Kankurgachi area for sterlising her pet cat on May 26. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataAccording to her complaint, the woman lawyer alleged that she was later informed that sterlisation was performed on her pet and she could take it to her house. When Chowdhury went to see her pet, she found that it had not gained consciousness. Hence the woman decided to stay back at the doctor’s clinic till the animal regains consciousness instead of taking it home. When the woman had been waiting at the doctor’s clinic, she was asked to pay the dues in cash. Chowdhury then went to a nearby ATM kiosk to withdraw money. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateWhen she returned to the clinic, the complainant found that her pet was kept inside a bucket which was used to bring the pet to the chamber. The woman told some of the staff members of the clinic that she wanted to meet the doctor. She was told by some staffers that doctor had left the clinic already and hence she would not be able to consult her. Being concerned over the health condition of her pet, the woman asked one of the staff members as what happened to her pet. The staff member asked the woman to take her pet home as the clinic would be shut down soon. The woman was also advised not to bring the cat out of the bucket as it would take around six hours for the animal to regain consciousness. The woman returned home. She opened the cover of the bucket after a few hours and touched the animal. She found that there were blood stains on its head. She then rushed to the clinic again but failed to save the life of her pet. She found that the clinic was already shut and the pet died. Chowdhury alleged that her pet was absolutely fine when it was taken to the doctors’ chamber for the operation. She alleged that the doctor’s negligence led to the death of her pet and lodged a complaint with the Phool Bagan police station demanding a probe into the incident.last_img read more