PH needs to ‘continue to get better’ as rest of Southeast Asia catches up

first_imgMOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Despite streak, Cone wary of upcoming tough stretch for Kings NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes. Photo from Fiba.comOne of the biggest realizations of Gilas Pilipinas from the 2017 Southeast Asian Games is that everyone else in the region has caught up in terms of level of competition.Though the Philippines came away with the gold medal in men’s basketball, it faced a tall challenge from regional rivals like Thailand, Indonesia, and Singapore.ADVERTISEMENT Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Coach Chot Reyes admitted that the Philippines should start developing its ranks from the ground-up, and it starts in the biennial games.“We have to continue getting better, not only for our Southeast Asian opponents, but for Asia as well, and not only for Asia, but also for the world,” Reyes said on Thursday at the homecoming presser hosted by Chooks-to-Go at Marco Polo in Ortigas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingFour-time SEA Games gold medalist Kiefer Ravena echoed those sentiments, noting that unlike before Gilas couldn’t simply just turn it on when it wanted to against quality competition.“Before, we could be lenient in practice and still expect to come out on top. But as they grow and get better, the task of getting a gold medal just gets harder and harder. For us with this type of program, we really have to have the dedication because we already know how tough the opposition will be,” he said. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo LATEST STORIEScenter_img But amid all that, the Filipinos vow to work and fight harder to keep the Philippines on top of the cage competitions in the region.“No matter who’s in the lineup, we know that we’ll always give our all,” said Ravena.“Every man in front of me will compete. It doesn’t matter if we have one day or one month to prepare, we’re all going to fight. That’s the message we have for these guys and it’s very consistent,” said Reyes. “We might be outplayed, we might be outmatched, we might be outsized, but we’ll never be outfought.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim View comments Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Younis Khan to donate cash reward to charity

first_imgAfter a lot of mayhem over Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s cash award declaration to the Pakistani cricket team for being victorious in ICC Champions Trophy 2017, former cricketer Younis Khan has come up with an appreciable decision to donate the award money of Rs 10 million to Edhi Foundation.”I am thankful to the Prime Minister for the cash reward; I will donate it to Edhi Foundation, Indus Hospital and The Citizens Foundation,” the Dawn quoted Younis as saying in a self-recorded video.He though requested tax exemption from the government on the donation to make maximum use of the money for welfare.In a reception held by the Pakistan Prime Minister, after returning of the cricket team with the Champions Trophy, each squad member of the team was awarded Rs 10 million.Apart, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq was also awarded the same cash award while rest of the selectors were given one million each.Bowling coach Azhar Mahmood was given Rs 5 million and team manager Talat Ali was given Rs 2.5 million, while other PCB officials, such as media manager, social media manager, in-charge tour operations and cricket analyst, were given Rs 2.5 million each. Head coach Michael Arthur, fielding coach Grant Trafford Luden and batting coach Grant Flower were also given Rs 5 million each.The ceremony by the Prime Minister however received criticism for misusing the public funds and granting the money already well-off players and staff.last_img read more

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Cadence selected for machine learning contract to accelerate electronic design innovation

first_img Continue Reading Previous ARBOR upgrades LYNC-712 and LYNC-715 IPPCs with Apollo Lake processorNext Express Logic: X-Ware IoT platform provides support for Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoCs Cadence Design Systems was selected by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to support the Intelligent Design of Electronic Assets (IDEA) program, one of six new programs within DARPA’s Electronics Resurgence Initiative (ERI) to use advanced machine learning techniques to develop a unified platform for a fully integrated, intelligent design flow for SoCs, systems in package and printed circuit boards. The ERI investments are the next steps in creating a more automated electronics design capability that will benefit the aerospace/defense ecosystem and the electronic industry’s commercial needs.To fulfill the program charter over the four-year term of the contract, Cadence created the Machine learning-driven Automatic Generation of ElectronicSystems Through Intelligent Collaboration (MAGESTIC) research and development program. This program will create a foundation for system design enablement by introducing greater autonomy within the design process and developing truly design-intent-driven products. The Cadence-led team includes Carnegie Mellon University and NVIDIA, two of the most renowned machine learning leaders in the world.The DARPA ERI programs address impending engineering and economics challenges that, if left unanswered, could challenge what has been a relentless half-century run of progress in microelectronics technology. It is now clear that the design work and fabrication required to keep pace in microelectronics is becoming increasingly difficult and expensive. The MAGESTIC program aims to address:Advancing the state of the art in machine learning to develop algorithms that optimize performanceExtending support for advanced CMOS process nodes including 7nm and below, as well as larger process nodesAutomating the routing and tuning of devices to improve reliability, circuit performance, and resilienceDemonstrating improved power, performance and area (PPA) utilizing machine learning, analytics, and optimizationStaging the introductions of the technology, allowing the system to learnfrom the users and allowing users to gain an understanding of how to best leverage the tools to achieve desired results.The program also will extend Cadence’s work in employing cloud-based design systems to handle large-scale distributed processing to speed design efforts.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software last_img read more

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10 months ago​Nasri set to earn West Ham deal after Wilshere injury

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Nasri set to earn West Ham deal after Wilshere injuryby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSamir Nasri is getting closer to earning a contract at West Ham United.With news that Jack Wilshere will be out for a while with another injury, the Hammers are speeding up plans to offer Nasri a deal.The veteran has come through a drugs ban and is available on a free transfer.The Evening Standard suggests that boss Manuel Pellegrini wants Nasri to add some creativity to his midfield.The Frenchman has previous Premier League experience with Arsenal and Manchester City. last_img

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Mertens: Napoli must buy elite stars like James

first_imgDries Mertens said Napoli must buy new and “top level” players if they want to dethrone Serie A champions Juventus.Napoli have been linked to Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez throughout the transfer window as they look to eclipse back-to-back runners-up finishes.Colombia star James is wanted by head coach Carlo Ancelotti and Napoli, though a deal with the Spanish giants is yet to be completed. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? As the season edges closer, Napoli – who finished 11 points adrift of Juve last term – need to reinforce their squad, according to veteran forward Mertens.”I just want to say that I see other teams are buying a lot, we’ve signed Kostas [Manolas],” the 32-year-old Belgium international, who has been linked to the Chinese Super League, said during a Q&A.”All those we buy must be at the top level and therefore someone like James would be welcome to aim even higher. He could make the difference.”I think we need to buy great players to raise the level of the team. We already have a strong squad, but if we want to win something, we need to buy in order to raise the level. That is clear.”Napoli have already boosted their defence with the signing of Greece international Manolas from Italian rivals Roma.Dries Mertens Napoli Atalanta Serie AManolas is set to form one of the best centre-back pairings in Serie A alongside Kalidou Koulibaly following his €36 million (‎£32m/$41m) arrival.”I found a very good atmosphere and a warm welcome,” Manolas said. “I won’t tell you the reason I left Roma, as it’s personal. The first call I received about Napoli was from my agent, then the director and the coach.”They made me feel secure about my decision and it was clear straight away that they really wanted me in this team. I never had doubts, that’s why I chose Napoli and I am sure I made the right decision.”I liked watching the way Napoli played and was eager to become a part of it. I’d give anything to win the Scudetto here.”Carlo Ancelotti is unique for what he’s won throughout his career. I promise that I’ll do everything I can to help the team achieve their targets and aim as high as possible.”last_img read more

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Ohio State’s New Assistant Coach Has High Praise For Jim Harbaugh

first_imgHead coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines reacts during the college football game against the Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Stadium.ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 17: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines reacts during the college football game against the Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Stadium on October 17, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Spartans defeated the Wolverines 27-23. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Ohio State head coach Ryan Day made headlines during his first offseason when he hired away a pair of assistants from rival Michigan. One of those coaches was linebackers coach Al Washington.Washington spoke following today’s spring practice at his new school. He spent just one season at Michigan under Harbaugh, but apparently it was enough to make a major impact on him.The son of an Ohio State alum, Washington had high praise for Harbaugh and Michigan defensive coordinator Don Brown when speaking with the media today.“I’ve always been a scarlet and grey guy, but I’m just gonna say this,” Washington said. “Jim Harbaugh and Don Brown – Don Brown, that guy – talk about influential. That guy: I love him. I’ve learned so much from him. I’m proud to say that. That was tough sometimes to think about (leaving), but I love being here for Ohio State. This is Ohio State. But I just want to say that, because it’s important to say.”The full video is below, courtesy of Eleven Warriors‘ Dan Hope.Ohio State linebackers coach Al Washington talked today about the respect he still has for Jim Harbaugh and Don Brown after leaving Michigan. “That was tough, because relationships. But I love being here, for Ohio State.” Said Ryan Day and Jim Harbaugh are “both elite coaches.” pic.twitter.com/PbFUB9yfDV— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) March 21, 2019Washington joins former Michigan defensive line coach Greg Mattison in Columbus. Mattison was hired by Day to become Ohio State’s new defensive coordinator.[ Wolverines Wire ]last_img read more

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Jamaicans Being Trained in Traffic Crash Investigation

first_img Minister of Transport and Mining, Hon. Robert Montague, says the Ministry is working closely with the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU), to ensure that Jamaicans can be trained in black-box analysis and traffic crash investigation by June 2018. Minister of Transport and Mining, Hon. Robert Montague, says the Ministry is working closely with the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU), to ensure that Jamaicans can be trained in black-box analysis and traffic crash investigation by June 2018. Minister of Transport and Mining, Hon. Robert Montague, says the Ministry is working closely with the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU), to ensure that Jamaicans can be trained in black-box analysis and traffic crash investigation by June 2018.This, he said, will give stakeholders, such as insurance companies, private- and public-sector investigators and vehicle fleet managers a better understanding of the circumstances leading up to fatal road crashes.“Jamaica will be, in the very near future, providing the world with highly trained and skilled traffic accident investigators, analysts and reconstructionists,” the Minister told the gathering at the 7th International Road Federation Caribbean Regional Congress, held at the Hilton Rose Hall Hotel in St. James on May 8.“We have been analysing the black boxes of motor vehicles involved in traffic crashes and the information gleaned in some cases is heart-wrenching. There have been cases with drivers travelling at speeds above 122 kilometres per hour and executing manoeuvres that proved perilous,” he added.Mr. Montague added that the sudden nature and small time frame in which traffic crashes occur, “makes it difficult for persons not to be injured if the motor vehicles are travelling at exponential speeds”.The Minister said it is intolerable for persons to be travelling at enormous speeds when there are designated speed limits along the road network.“As a Government, we take road safety very seriously. We are making every effort to ensure we are able to determine and combat the causes of traffic crashes. Currently, we use the ‘Human-Environment-Vehicle Model’ to ensure that we can ascertain trends in the traffic environment, so that the requisite measures can be developed and deployed,” he said.Black Boxes are data recorders that preserve inputs from the vehicle’s sensors. This often includes the five to 10 seconds before an accident occurs. After an accident, the data can be downloaded and stored to help determine conditions that contributed to the crash.The Minister said that since the start of the year, some 108 persons have been killed in traffic crashes, noting that the crashes were predominantly due to poor decisions or choices made by the driver.“Let me remind everyone that whenever a traffic crash occurs, it causes grave imbalances to the socio-economic fabric of the nation. Traffic crashes have the potential of destroying families, hence I beseech every Jamaican to drive for the family,” he implored.“Road safety is everybody’s business, so I expect every motorist and passenger to be buckled, and wearing the respective protective gears as they operate in the traffic environment,” Mr. Montague added.The Minister also issued a stern warning to drivers and passengers, cautioning them against the deadly habit of not wanting to “always wear their seatbelts”.“Remember, that seatbelt provides 50 per cent of safety and the air bag provides 10 per cent. This means if your vehicle is equipped with both, you are travelling with 60 per cent of safety,” he pointed out. Story Highlights This, he said, will give stakeholders, such as insurance companies, private- and public-sector investigators and vehicle fleet managers a better understanding of the circumstances leading up to fatal road crashes. last_img read more

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Revamped MSC Armonia Ready for Service

first_imgzoom MSC Armonia, the first out of four MSC Lirica Class ships in the EUR 200 million “Renaissance Programme” launched by Fincantieri and MSC Cruises, has left the Palermo shipyard after little more than 10 weeks since her arrival on 31 August.The modification works on Armonia included the insertion of an entire pre-built mid-ship section, started at the end of July, providing an addition of approximately 200 cabins, as well as new entertainment spaces and new technological enhancements.The ship has left the shipyard to sail to Genoa, from where she will depart on a 10-day inaugural cruise to the Canary Islands.The “Renaissance Programme”, announced in December 2013 by MSC Cruises and Fincantieri, also includes MSC Lirica, MSC Sinfonia and MSC Opera, and will be completed in 2015.The remaining ships in MSC’s Lirica class “Renaissance Programme” will follow the dry dock schedule below:• MSC Sinfonia (2005): 12 January to 16 March 2015;• MSC Opera (2004): 2 May to 4 July 2015;• MSC Lirica (2003): 31 August to 9 November 2015.The four Lirica Class ships were built between 2003 and 2005 at the STX yards in Saint-Nazaire, France. With the exception of Armonia, they are currently 251 metres long, weigh 60,000 tonnes and can carry 2,069 passengers.After the “Renaissance Programme” the ships will be 275 meters long, weigh 65,000 tonnes and carry 2,680 passengers, boasting 193 additional cabins (plus 59 new cabins for crew members).Press Releaselast_img read more

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Facebook accused of targeting young LGBT users with gay cure adverts

LGBT users complained they were confronted with adverts promoting “sexual purity” and conversion therapy for gay and lesbian people because of the pages they have shown an interest in. Companies are able to direct their adverts at Facebook users who are most likely to be interested in their product. Two gay conversion… When users clicked on the “why am I seeing this ad” button on the advert it said Facebook had noticed they were interested in “gender issues.”  Facebook has been targeting young LGBT people with “predatory” ‘gay cure’ adverts, a Telegraph investigation has found. The social media company has removed the posts after the Telegraph exposed a flaw with its micro-targeting algorithm.

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Navy commander accused of sexually assaulting colleague cleared in 57 minutes

“I don’t believe it was sexual assault. It was just drunken buffoonery by me.”Representing Cdr Heap, Lieutenant Commander Verity Fane-Bailey said: “Let’s make this a service issue, not a criminal one.””This has not taken place in a dark corner…he has not got a woman on her own in a corridor. It’s not hidden. The slap was hard, not a caress or a grope.”For the reasons I have outlined, I suggest you cannot be sure he sexually assaulted this woman.”After the panel returned its verdict, the judge told Bulford Military Court, Wilts, Cdr Heap, of Poole, Dorset, had been willing to admit a charge of ‘disgraceful conduct’ prior to the two day trial, but the prosecution were not willing to accept this. A court martial took less than an hour to clear a Royal Navy Commander of sexual assault after he begged them not to ruin his career over a “schoolboy prank”.Commander Steven Heap allegedly left a female colleague’s bottom sore after shocking her with two “firm slaps” during a Christmas party, in what he said was an “amusing not sexual” act of “drunken buffoonery”. The 48-year-old, who received an MBE from Prince Charles, told the hearing he was very drunk when he slapped her backside on the dance floor but insisted it was a “prank” and he was “showboating”.The panel of five senior male officers cleared Cdr Heap of two counts of sexual assault after 57 minutes of deliberations.Assistant Judge Advocate General Robert Hill said: “To convict him, you must be sure there was a sexual purpose to the slaps”.Prosecutors had alleged the Commander, who joined the Navy as a submariner 30 years ago, had been sexually motivated when he slapped the woman’s backside.However, Cdr Heap, who was based at HMS Excellent in Portsmouth, Hants, at the time, told the court he had been drunk and thought he was being “amusing”.He said: “I made a gesture, pointing to distract her and then slapped her on the bum. I thought it would be amusing, it was childish showboating, a ridiculous moment. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

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Free software update for Kindle detailed includes real page numbers

first_imgAmazon has decided to roll out a new update for the latest generation Kindle and Kindle 3G e-readers, and with it offer up a range of new features users have been asking for.The update hasn’t been rolled out to everyone yet, but it is available as a manual update which can be downloaded from the Early Preview Release page. The update is classed as version 3.1.Before deciding, though, check out what the update includes below:Real Page NumbersWhile many people will use a Kindle in isolation, others like to read a book alongside a paper or PDF copy, or chat about a book with others who are reading a paper version. One of the problems with this is that Kindle doesn’t currently display real page numbers. By that we mean the page you are on in the Kindle version of a book does not relate to the page number in the printed version.This update changes that and introduces a real page number reference. All Kindle books that have a paper edition will be getting this information added, as will all the different versions of the Kindle app to support it.Public NotesIf you make notes on the books you are reading Amazon will now let you share them with others. While sharing your own notes may not sound too interesting, viewing others may be. For example, the author of a book may choose to share some notes, or a group of you studying a book might choose to pool your thoughts in this way.Before You GoThis is a great new community feature that pops up when you finish reading a Kindle book. Rather than just closing the book you will be asked to rate it, share messages about it on multiple social networks, and get recommendations for other books you may like to read next.New Newspaper and Magazine LayoutAs the title suggests, Amazon has been experimenting with a better layout for magazines and newspapers. The 3.1 update introduces it as an option if you use your Kindle for such content.As mentioned, the preview version of 3.1 is available now. However, if you wait for the final release it will automatically be applied over Wi-Fi when Amazon is happy to release it.Read more at Kindle Daily Postlast_img read more

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Pokemon X and Pokemon Y launch worldwide on October 12

first_imgNintendo announced Pokemon X and Pokemon Y back in early January. The new games are noteworthy not just for being yet another entry in the very popular Pokemon series, but also for being the first to target Nintendo’s 3DS exclusively.While Nintendo DS owners will be disappointed, it is a great excuse to finally upgrade to the 3DS. Targeting the newer handheld also means Pokemon can embrace 3D as well as developer Game Freak promising the environments have been completely redone to take advantage of the performance offered by the 3DS hardware. There’s also a new dynamic battle system to look forward to.It has already been confirmed that Nintendo intends to release Pokemon X and Pokemon Y worldwide rather than a per-territory stunted launch. Today, the E3 Nintendo Direct presentation has been used to confirm the actual date. You’ll be able to buy both games on October 12.To help celebrate the launch date announcement Nintendo has released a new trailer for the games:As you’ll see in the trailer, a new Fairy type Pokemon is being included that’s super effective against Dragon-type Pokemon. There’s also a new mode called Pokemon-Amie, which allows you to pet, play, and feed your Pokemon (I imagine this is kind of like a mini-version of Nintendogs, but with Pokemon, obviously).Early October is an intelligent time to launch as it means Nintendo can market the game without being crowded out by the launch build up of the Xbox One and PS4, which will happen as we enter November. It is also just close enough to keep Pokemon X and Pokemon Y in the charts for the holidays and the sales boost that will surely bring.last_img read more

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Google délaisse Windows sécurité ou stratégie

first_imgGoogle délaisse Windows : sécurité ou stratégie ?États-Unis – Google a décidé de “chasser” Windows de ses bureaux. Le discours officiel évoque des mesures de sécurité prises suite aux attaques subies par le géant américain depuis la Chine fin 2009. Les employés de Google ont désormais besoin d’une autorisation pour travailler sous Windows. La firme de Mountain View explique vouloir prendre des précautions suite aux attaques informatiques dont elle a été victime fin 2009 via Internet Explorer et sous Windows XP. Depuis la fin du mois de janvier, les systèmes d’exploitation Mac OS X et Linux sont donc privilégiés. Difficile de ne pas penser que ces mesures sont un avant-goût de ce que réserve Google à Microsoft à une échelle beaucoup plus vaste ces prochaines années. Il faut dire que Chrome OS, le “bébé” à naître de Google, ne pourra que profiter d’un affaiblissement du système d’exploitation numéro un.Le 1 juin 2010 à 11:43 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Meet Two Bands Competing For Pizza in These Weird Dominos Ads in

first_img Launchpad Blaze Postpones JAXA’s Cargo Ship Launch to ISSJapan’s Hayabusa-2 Probe Packs Up Space Rock Cargo From Asteroid Ryugu Domino’s Pizza has really stepped its game up overall, though it’s still one of my least favorite pizza chains. At the very least, its pizza doesn’t resemble cheese on cardboard anymore. It’s also trying plenty of new innovative stuff out, at least in Japan, where it’s got a completely different kind of pizza menu. It’s the kind of thing, where, if I could get these kinds of flavors in the States, I might feel differently about ordering there.There are two new flavors in particular Domino’s Japan is introducing: Quattro Chicken/Quattro Cluck Cluck and Quattro Pork, or Quattro Po-po-po-pork as it’s called in Japanese. There are four different flavors on each pizza, which is where the “quattro” comes from, and they’re coming out for a limited time. To help commemorate the release of the pizzas, Domino’s Japan has introduced a band of chickens to promote the Quattro Chicken pizza. It features the members Tandoori Chicken, Yakitori Chicken and Tsukune Meatballs, Charcoal-Grilled Chicken Teriyaki, and BBQ Garlic Chicken. Those also happen to be the flavors on the pizza, and it frankly sounds amazing.But wait, there’s another band Quattro Po-po-po-pork features Giga Meat, Iberico Pork with Tomato Sauce, Pulled Pork with Smokey BBQ Sauce, and Charcoal-Grilled Kagoshima Kurobuta Pork. That’s eight band members and eight unique flavors.The commercial announcing the new favors features some super weird and decidedly creepy animation that shows off both pizzas as well as the bands competing in a battle for whose pizza is indeed better. Honestly, they both look delicious, and I want to try them all. What I do not want is for this weird horse character introduced in the commercial to continue having a mouth on the side of his face where it should not be.The weirdness continues, however, as Domino’s Japan’s Twitter account is giving away T-shirts with the kooky characters on them. Both promotions will last until the middle of August.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Kenny Rogers Cancels The Gamblers Last Deal Tour Citing Health Challenges

Kenny Rogers Cancels The Gamblers Last Deal Tour Citing Health Challenges

first_img Facebook Email Kenny Rogers Cancels The Gambler’s Last Deal Tour Citing Health Challenges Twitter News center_img Kenny Rogers Cancels Tour Due To Health Concerns kenny-rogers-cancels-gamblers-last-deal-tour-citing-health-challenges Doctors advise the 79-year old country legend to forgo all shows through the end of the year to focus on recuperatingNate HertweckGRAMMYs Apr 5, 2018 – 6:42 am GRAMMY-winning country music legend Kenny Rogers he has been advised by doctors to cancel all performances through the end of the year. Rogers is reportedly facing “a series of heath challenges” that will keep the singer from carrying out the dates on his The Gambler’s Last Deal tour.A release delivered to venues regarding the cancellations notes that doctors expect a positive outcome, though they recommend Rogers cancel all tour dates to focus on recuperation.Rogers, 79, was honored in Nashville, Tenn., last October at a special tribute concert, “All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers’ Farewell Concert Celebration,” featuring performances by an all-star lineup of artists including GRAMMY winners Chris Stapleton, Little Big Town, Lionel Richie and Rogers’ famous duet partner, Dolly Parton.   When the tribute concert was announced last summer, Rogers told Rolling Stone, “This is all I’ve done for 60 years, but my mobility has gotten kind of strange, and I don’t like to go on stage and have to apologize. It’s one of those things – you make decisions based on what life gives you. I’ve had a great life, I can’t complain, but it’s time for me to hang it up, I think.”Refunds are being offered for the canceled dates as fans and members of the music community everywhere wish Rogers a full recovery.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”last_img read more

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The Ultimate Super Smash Bros Character Guide King Dedede

first_img ‘Astral Chain’ and Other Dumb Nintendo SongsThe Ultimate Super Smash Bros. Character Guide: Hero King Dedede Sucks Up!Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is huge. Not just in terms of hype and importance and sales potential, but just in terms of sheer stuff. The Nintendo Switch mascot fighter features over a hundred stages, nearly a thousand songs, and too many Pokemon and items and Assist Trophies to think of crammed onto a cartridge you can plan on the go or on a TV. When you have as many big franchises as Nintendo, putting them all in one game will make that game is very big boy indeed.But the biggest, most exciting thing about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is its mind-blowing, heartwarming roster of playable characters. Fighting games pride themselves not just on the strength of their mechanics but the strength of its fighters, especially in a crossover fighters like this. And Super Smash Bros. Ultimate crushes all rivals by including every single playable character from the across the four previous games in the twenty-year-old series. Include the new combatants and so far we have over 70 fighters to wrap our heads around. We’re excited, but we’re also intimidated. So to get ready for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, every day, character by character, we’re creating the ultimate guide to all of its characters. Today’s fighter: King Dedede.AdChoices广告 Who Are They?The Kirby series has a weird relationship with villains. Meta Knight is the cool antihero rival. The true ultimate evil always ends up being some formless cosmic malevolence. But for all intents and purposes Kirby’s archenemy is King Dedede, this gentle looking penguin wearing a parka and carrying a big gosh-darn mallet. Sure, why not?Smash HistoryKing Dedede was planned as playable character all the way back in Smash 64. But he finally made the leap from background element to main event in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. He even ended up playing a delightful role in the Subspace Emissary story mode, giving characters helpful little brooches that brought them back to life when the world ended. Although elaborate story modes didn’t return in later Smash games, Dedede did.What Looks New in Ultimate?King Dedede was a really great character in Brawl, especially on the East Coast from some reason which is just fantastic. But a lot of that was due to his near-inescapable chaingrabbing, a mechanic removed in later games. He was bad in Smash Wii U/3DS but Ultimate brings back some of that Brawl spirit, buffing Dedede in basically every way. One particularly nasty play is to toss a spiky Gordo minion, inhale it back in, and spit it out as an even faster projectile.Our Hopes?As a Kirby character, King Dedede is of course a child of Smash creator Masahiro Sakurai. However, in Smash Sakurai went so far as to voice the character’s menacing yet jovial penguin chuckles. As heartwarming as that is though, we’d love an option to include Dedede’s American voice from the Kirby: Right Back At Ya! anime where this gluttonous dimwitted villainous political leader sounded like George W. Bush for some reason.Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is available now. Read our review of this majestic video game pageant. And for more check out cool Switch games to play that aren’t Smash Bros., because those definitely exist.View as: One Page Slides1/761. Read Mario’s Guide2. Read Donkey Kong’s Guide3. Read Link’s Guide4. Read Samus’s Guide5. Read Dark Samus’s Guide6. Read Yoshi’s Guide7. Read Kirby’s Guide8. Read Fox’s Guide9. Read Pikachu’s Guide10. Read Luigi’s Guide11. Read Ness’s Guide12. Read Captain Falcon’s Guide13. Read Jigglypuff’s Guide14. Read Peach’s Guide15. Read Daisy’s Guide16. Read Bowser’s Guide17. Read Ice Climbers’ Guide18. Read Sheik’s Guide19. Read Zelda’s Guide20. Read Dr. Mario’s Guide21. Read Pichu’s Guide22. Read Falco’s Guide23. Read Marth’s Guide24. Read Lucina’s Guide25. Read Young Link’s Guide26. Read Ganondorf’s Guide27. Read Mewtwo’s Guide28. Read Roy’s Guide29. Read Chrom’s Guide30. Read Mr. Game and Watch’s Guide31. Read Meta Knight’s Guide32. Read Pit’s Guide33. Read Dark Pit’s Guide34. Read Zero Suit Samus’s Guide35. Read Wario’s Guide36. Read Snake’s Guide37. Read Ike’s Guide38. Read Pokemon Trainer’s Guide39. Read Diddy Kong’s Guide40. Read Lucas’s Guide41. Read Sonic’s Guide42. Read King Dedede’s Guide43. Read Olimar’s Guide44. Read Lucario’s Guide45. Read R.O.B.’s Guide46. Read Toon Link’s Guide47. Read Wolf’s Guide48. Read Villager’s Guide49. Read Mega Man’s Guide50. Read Wii Fit Trainer’s Guide51. Read Rosalina and Luma’s Guide52. Read Little Mac’s Guide53. Read Greninja’s Guide54. Read Mii Fighters’ Guide55. Read Palutena’s Guide56. Read Pac-Man’s Guide57. Read Robin’s Guide58. Read Shulk’s Guide59. Read Bowser Jr.’s Guide60. Read Duck Hunt’s Guide61. Read Ryu’s Guide62. Read Cloud’s Guide63. Read Corrin’s Guide64. Read Bayonetta’s Guide65. Read Inkling’s Guide66. Read Ridley’s Guide67. Read Simon’s Guide68. Read Richter’s Guide69. Read King K. Rool’s Guide70. Read Isabelle’s Guide71. Read Ken’s Guide72. Read Incineroar’s Guide73. Read Piranha Plant’s Guide74. Read Joker’s Guide75. Read Hero’s Guide76.center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Police attach Nima Tamangs properties following court order

Police attach Nima Tamangs properties following court order

first_imgDarjeeling: Acting on a Court order, Kalimpong police on Thursday attached immovable and movable properties of Nima Tamang, a former GTA member, Kalimpong. Tamang, who is implicated in a number of cases is absconding.A large police contingent arrived at Tamang’s residence located at Seed Farm, Kalimpong at around 9 am on Thursday and then started the process of attachment.After movable items — including furnitures, utensils appliances were carried away in trucks, the house was vacated and sealed. Nima’s wife along with his son and daughter used to reside there.Nima, a close confidant of Gorkha leader Bimal Gurung, was a former Gorkhaland Territorial Administration Member of 34 number constituency in Kalimpong. He was implicated in a number of cases in the agitation period last year. He has been charged under Sections 147, 148, 149, 447, 325,326 and 307 of Indian Penal Code. A proclamation order had been issued by the Additional District and Sessions Judge, Kalimpong on July 30 this year ordering Nima Tamang to appear in court at 10 am on September 10.As Tamang failed to make an appearance, the court declared him an absconder and ordered for the attachment of his property.last_img read more

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Sheraton on the Park Awarded Metropolitan BrasserieCafé of the Year

first_imgSource = Sheraton on the Park Sheraton on the Park has again been recognised for its consistently outstanding achievements, by winning at the 2013 TAA (NSW) Awards for Excellence, announced on Wednesday 24 July.Renowned for its popular international seafood buffet and five star service, Sheraton on the Park’s signature restaurant Feast – a world of flavours, was awarded ‘Metropolitan Brasserie / Café of the Year’. Launched in October 2012 following extensive renovation, Feast replaced the hotel’s ‘Botanica Brasserie’, which had previously been awarded ‘Best Bistro/Casual/Family Dining Restaurant’ in 2010 and 2008 and ‘Brasserie / Café of the Year’ in 2012. This prestigious award further acknowledges Feast’s reputation as the best seafood buffet in Sydney.  With its central location and sweeping views of Hyde Park, Feast is the perfect place to enjoy a meal with colleagues or loved ones.Sheraton on the Park is honoured to have been inducted into the Hall of Fame ‘Workplace Health & Safety Hotel of the Year’ in 2013. Having won this award in three consecutive years (2012, 2011 and 2010), it formally recognises the properties ongoing commitment to the safety, health and wellbeing of its associates, guests and visitors.The Tourism Accommodation Australia (NSW) Awards for Excellence are recognised as the most prestigious awards in the hospitality industry, honouring the achievement of excellence in service. According to Mr. Sean Hunt Managing Director, Sheraton on the Park and Regional Vice President Starwood Pacific Hotels, the award recognises the hotel’s commitment to taking care of both guests and associates.“Winning these prestigious awards is the culmination of many years of hard work and constant investment in our facilities and our people. Through an unprecedented string of awards, Sheraton on the Park has firmly positioned itself as the hotel of choice in the highly competitive 5-star Sydney market. All kudos to our talented team of associates, who go above and beyond to deliver exceptional services to our guests”, he said.last_img read more

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Shadow Play by Peppers Melbourne has opened its doors

Shadow Play by Peppers Melbourne has opened its doors

first_imgShadow Play by Peppers, MelbourneShadow Play by Peppers, Melbourne has opened its doorsAccor has opened the doors of its newest luxury Melbourne hotel – Shadow Play by Peppers – in the city’s vibrant Southbank arts and entertainment district.Developed by luxury property developer Jonathan Hallinan of BPM and echoing Melbourne’s sophistication, the 46-storey landmark hotel features an exquisite selection of spacious one and two bedroom apartments with full kitchen and laundry facilities and floor to ceiling windows for lashings of natural light and incredible city or bayside views.In-room mini bars are stocked with locally sourced produce and, for the ultimate indulgence, guests can stay in a Two Bedroom Corner Apartment which comes complete with a private outdoor winter garden.Avant garde design elements feature throughout the property, breaking tradition and routine hotel design with a cohesive collection of contrasts – light and dark, formal and informal, and seductive dark statement pieces contrasting with white stone and timber.On arrival, guests are welcomed to the hotel in a beautifully appointed lobby on the ground floor, which flows into Edwin Wine Bar & Cellar.This brand new venue is positioned to be one of Melbourne’s finest food and wine experiences with itsseasonally curated menu and extensive wine list, with distinct Victorian flavour, meticulously selected by the Edwin Wine Bar & Cellar’s sommelier.Shadow Play by Peppers also boasts an array of unique guest spaces including a heated pool, gymnasium, sauna and steam room, and an enclosed garden space on the 46th floor, complete with a freestanding fireplace, a lavish guest lounge and library with an adjoining patio, and commanding bayside views.Nestled in the heart of the city and within walking distance to the Eureka Skydeck, Melbourne Arts Centre, the National Gallery of Victoria, Crown Casino, the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, and the city’s finest shopping and dining precincts, Shadow Play by Peppers offers a stylish urban retreat for leisure and business travellers.“We’re excited visitors to Southbank can now experience Peppers’ unique style and acclaimed hospitality. Shadow Play by Peppers has added a new level of sophistication and luxury to Melbourne’s accommodation offering, which caters perfectly to an increasingly selective global market that is looking for quality, location and facilities of a world-class caliber,” Accor Chief Operating Officer Pacific, Simon McGrath said.Shadow Play by Peppers is the brand’s second Melbourne property. The first, Peppers Docklands, opened in January 2016.Experience Shadow Play by Peppers from $199* per night in a One Bedroom Apartment including breakfast for two and Wi-Fi. To book, visit www.peppers.com.au or call 1300 737 444.Shadow Play by Peppers308-320 City RoadSouthbank VICwww.peppers.com.au/shadow-playReservations: 1300 737 444*Conditions apply, subject to availability. Valid for sale and travel until 30 September, 2019. Source = Accorlast_img read more

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The Spread of Bad Underwriting

The Spread of Bad Underwriting

first_img Share in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, News Defaults UFA Underwriting 2017-03-08 Staff Writer Last year, University Financial Associates (UFA) introduced the idea of contagious misbehavior and their effect on the default rate. UFA utilized that data to take a closer look at how poor underwriting spreads within the mortgage sector in a report titled “Race to the Bottom?” released on Wednesday. According to the report, lenders tend to be pressured to lend more aggressively if competing lenders relax standards.Data from UFA shows that in the years leading up to the financial crisis in 2007, lenders sought after more and more ways to lend to marginal buyers. The “No-doc” and NINJA (no income, no job, no assets) loans increased as lenders fought to outdo each other by selling more loans, thus the quality adjusted index of default rose for multiple lenders. As one lender began to its questionable underwriting practices, others followed suit in order to keep up competitively.“Our research shows there is compelling evidence that poor underwriting is indeed contagious. The underlying data provides evidence of most private-label lenders’ relaxed underwriting standards which spread through the industry during the 2000s,” said Dennis Capozza, Professor Emeritus of Finance in the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, and a founding principal of UFA. “Data for other loan types like autos and mobile homes have similar contagion events before default crises. The challenge for regulators is to identify these contagion events and act to control them before a crisis develops.”UFA’s original research from last year showed that political corruption in an area correlated to some extent with excessive defaults. If misbehavior can have an effect on separate sectors, it is easy to see how aggressive lending from one lender can lead to aggressive competition to another.To view the full report and more from UFA, click here.center_img The Spread of Bad Underwriting March 8, 2017 512 Views last_img read more

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