Cañaleta provides veteran lift, hot shooting for Meralco

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It also helps that he’s playing for coach Norman Black, the same mentor he had briefly in 2014.Cañaleta’s explosion couldn’t have come at a right time, especially with the Bolts starting the new season without Ranidel de Ocampo and Cliff Hodge, both of whom are dealing with injuries.Still, the Tarlac native knows what he brings to the table for Meralco and he’s willing to hold the fort for his new squad as the Bolts go through this tough stretch without their usual starting forwards.“I’ve been in this league for so long and I know that I don’t need to rush anything. All you need to do is to be calm and control your emotions. It’s only then when you’ll be able to do what you need to do on the court,” he said. ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours After jittery start, Jose finds bearing for Blackwater Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson LATEST STORIEScenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netNiño Cañaleta admits that he was truly motivated when Meralco opened its 2018 PBA Philippine Cup campaign on Friday.That motivation, however, has noting to do with his new team facing his former club Blackwater.ADVERTISEMENT “Every game, you have to be motivated. It just so happened that we faced my former team. But there’s no revenge angle or whatever,” he reiterated in Filipino.Seeking redemption or not, the 35-year-old forward looked like a man on a mission when he took the court for the Bolts, punishing the Elite as he led the charge in a 103-98 victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe former UE stalwart torched the net as he went 5-of-8 from threes, with his gutsiest long bomb coming off the glass with 11.3 seconds remaining to put the game away for Meralco, 101-95. He finished with  25 points, eight rebounds and two assists in the win.But for Cañaleta, he attributed his good showing to his extensive plans coming to this season, saying, “We had a good preparation. I adjusted well with this new team and I didn’t have much difficulty because they were very supportive. They’ve been encouraging me to perform at my best and that’s the reason why I’m really confident playing for Meralco.” Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View commentslast_img read more

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DONEGAL STUDENT LEADS TEAM TO WORLD TECHNOLOGY PRIZE

first_imgBY MARIE DUFFY: A Donegal student has led a Sligo IT team to a world technology prize.Aíne Conaghan, from Cappry, Ballybofey, won the top prize in a worldwide student technology competition with colleagues James McNamara, Calum Cawley and Matthew Padden.“Team Hermes” from IT Sligo designed a device that plugs into a car and monitors dangerous driving behaviour and road conditions, providing instant feedback to both the driver and the car. They won a prize of $25,000 (€17,622). The results of the annual Microsoft Imagine Cup were announced in New York last night.The prize awards student innovations that address global problems such as improving road and fire safety, eradicating poverty, and creating a more sustainable environment.James McNamara of the Sligo team said: “We have a problem in Ireland; that problem is deaths on our roads.” He said that, thanks to the scheme, his team had been able to come together to solve this problem and save lives.Minister for Innovation Richard Bruton said today the team’s victory is an inspiration to the country. “These young students used modern technology and some new thinking to help solve the long-standing problem of our unacceptably high level of road deaths. It shows how new technology can help solve old problems potentiallyin any area of life,” he said. “It also confirms to me that Irish people can compete the very highest level when it comes to creating technologies that can solve complex problems and create viable businesses.”S Somesagar, senior vice president of the company’s developer division, said those who compete in the event had developed “an inspiring spectrum of projects, raising the bar higher and higher each year”.“We are in awe of the students’ solutions for addressing social and real-world challenges, and want to help them take their projects to the next level with the financial, technical and business support they need to change the world.”The company also announced plans to launch a three-year, $3 million competitive grant programme.Teams will be eligible to apply for grants that include a combination of cash, software, training, consulting and other support. Further details will be announced later this summer. DONEGAL STUDENT LEADS TEAM TO WORLD TECHNOLOGY PRIZE was last modified: July 14th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Aíne ConaghanBallybofeyCappryprizesligo itlast_img read more

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Vigil kept for hurt fire captain

first_img Daughter Erica Greene, who is in the U.S. Navy, was at sea when she got word that her father was hurt. She was flown into Coronado where firefighters came to pick her up. When Greene is not battling fires, he likes to ride a motorcycle, fish and bowl. “He’s a very giving man,” Erica Greene said. Up to 10 firetrucks and ambulances carrying Greene’s colleagues were parked in front of the burn center Sunday. Alex Dobuzinskis, (818) 546-3304 alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Greene suffered the electric charge Friday at 11:55 p.m. while on a ladder, looking inside a Hollywood building for signs of smoke. He had no pulse and was not breathing, so firefighters used a defibrillator to revive him, said Jim Wells, a spokesman for the Los Angeles city Fire Department. Greene also suffered burns to his hands and other complications. Firefighters described Greene, a Chino Hills resident, as a family man who keeps in good physical shape and enjoys cigars, green tea and playing handball. “He’s an intelligent, experienced, aggressive firefighter,” said firefighter Joe Angiuli. SHERMAN OAKS – A Los Angeles city fire captain who nearly died after suffering an electric charge a high-voltage line was recovering Sunday at the Grossman Burn Center and was expected to survive, officials said. Several of Capt. Eric Greene’s fellow firefighters stood vigil outside the center at Sherman Oaks Hospital on Sunday and visited with the 28-year veteran firefighter. “He takes care of us and we take care of him,” said Firefighter Nick Pellegrini. Greene, of Fire Station 61 in the Miracle Mile area, was in critical condition when he was first hospitalized early Saturday. On Sunday, he was conscious and in stable condition. last_img read more

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South Africa’s electric vehicle plan

first_img3 May 2013 The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has announced plans, including incentives for manufacturers and possible tax incentives for consumers, aimed at establishing an electric vehicle industry in South Africa. Speaking at the launch of the Electric Vehicle Industry Roadmap in Johannesburg on Thursday, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said that South Africa should not be “left behind” in greening technologies and inititiatives, adding that there was an overwhelming case for the transport industry to reduce its carbon footprint. “We are well aware that as development takes place, transportation demand will grow. What is absolutely evident is that vehicle manufacturing must adopt new technology [for lesser emissions],” Davies said. South Africa is the 13th largest global emitter of carbon dioxide. The automotive sector is one of SA’s most carbon-intensive, accounting for approximately 20% of emissions; it is also the third-largest contributor to air pollution in the country. The DTI believes a local electric vehicle industry would help mitigate the impact of harmful gases on the environment while promoting investment and job creation in the automotive industry.‘A very generous quota for manufacturing’ The roadmap proposes an incentive package, to be incorporated within the Automotive Production Development Programme (APDP), for manufacturers that produce electric vehicles. The APDP aims to raise the volume of cars manufactured in South Africa to 1.2-million annually by 2020 as well as to diversify the automotive components chain. “The proposal is that we will incentivise the automotive sector to manufacture electric vehicles in South Africa by introducing a very generous quota for manufacturing under the APDP to benefit from the overall incentive scheme,” Davies said. Manufacturers who produced 5 000 electric vehicles annually would qualify for the incentive, with the government reimbursing them for 35% of their production costs over three years, according to the roadmap. The DTI said it was also looking at various possible tax incentives to encourage South Africans to buy electric vehicles.Manufacturers welcome the plan The roadmap was developed with input from the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and the Department of Science and Technology. In June, the DTI will engage industry stakeholders, including the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA and National Union of Metalworkers of SA, on the road map, as well as invite public comment on the plan, before taking it to the Cabinet in September. Davies said the roadmap would be constantly monitored and reviewed as the industry was experiencing rapid technological advancement that would need to be taken into consideration. Nissan South Africa CEO Mike Whitfield, Toyota SA CEO Johan van Zyl and BMW CEO Bodo Donauer, who were all present at Thursday’s launch, were unanimous in welcoming the initiative. “It”s a tremendous initiative and a good start to working with all stakeholders. We will fully support it,” Whitfield said, adding that cooperation between the government and industry was important, not only for the legislative framework but also for public awareness. Van Zyl said the roadmap was “a long term plan. It is a process whereby we have to work together to first of all establish the infrastructure. “From the motor industry side, the technology has already been developed and is available, whether it’s electric or hybrids. In the future, [most] vehicles will use alternative technology,” Van Zyl said. “This is the right time to start. If we don’t start sometime, we will be left behind.” SAinfo reporter and SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

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Mafikizolo to fly the South African flag in Davos

first_imgDavos, Saturday 23 January 2016 – South Africa’s Mafikizolo will tonight fly the South African flag high in the snow covered town of Davos, Switzerland as the 2016 World Economic Forum comes to an end.Mafikizolo’s appearance in Davos follows their outstanding performance at the World Economic Forum’s Africa meeting in Cape Town in June 2015. After their impressive artistic offering the group was invited by Prof Klaus Schwab to travel to Davos to entertain guests at the soiree to mark the end of the 2016 Forum.South African arts and culture is a critical vehicle through which the spirit of our national brand is conveyed within the country and beyond our borders. As such the role of arts and culture in building national cohesion and the economy is recognised in the National Development Plan. In 2011, South Africa’s music industry was worth R2.2 billion in sales.Follow Mafikizolo’s travels on @MafikizoloSA #SAinDavos.last_img read more

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Sci-Fi 101: Tips for Creating Awesome Time Travel Films

first_imgFollow these tips and tricks to create awesome (and accurate) time travel sequences in your next sci-fi film or video project.Cover image from Future Man via Sony Pictures Television.From time travel classics like Back to the Future to the recently released series Future Man, time travel has been a staple of science fiction filmmaking for decades. If you’re gearing up to travel some time in a sci-fi project of your own, here are some great resources for creating awesome effects as well as some general guidelines to help keep your timelines straight.Study the Rules of Time TravelImage from Primer via THINK Film.If you’re serious about making engaging and meaningful sci-fi, you absolutely need to do your research and understand how time travel works in film. Yes, films can often be loose with how time travel works, but defining your own clear set of time travel rules will help you craft your story and keep your audience in the loop.There are tons of great resources for how time travel works in some cinema classics, and while it doesn’t have to be Looper or Primer complex, finding your balance will help you keep your head.Period ClothingImage from Back to the Future Part III via Universal Pictures.Another thing to take into account is proper time-specific costuming. Whether you’re in the past or in the future, to truly sell your production, you need to make your characters look like they belong in their time and place.Appropriate SetsImage from Looper via TriStar Pictures.Like wardrobe choices, set dressing becomes another big factor to keep an eye on as you transition between time periods. There are big decisions, like making something look futuristic — or like a western frontier — but there also small details to consider, like power lines and cars in the background that can become distractions when you’re working with conflicting periods. Finding creative ways to minimize uncontrollable elements is a must.HUDsDepending on the sophistication of your time travel apparatus, you may have some opportunities to create flashy special effects. While you can always create these on your own from scratch if you know your way around After Effects (or more advanced programs like Cinema 4D), you can purchase a full HUD (Heads up Display) pack from Shutterstock, which has over 200 video elements for some really cool and customizable HUD displays and loops. Check the Shutterstock Elements HUDs here.Futuristic Title SequencesAnother good way to give your project some sizzle is a solid title sequence that can give your sci-fi film sophistication and style. You can always customize based on the thematics of your project, but to get started, here are some great resources for creating futuristic-looking title sequences.5 Easy Tips For Creating an Awesome Title SequenceCreating a Star Wars-Inspired Title SequenceCreate Animated Sci-Fi Titles + 19 Free Space Background Videos200 maps, grids, and HUD assets Sound EffectsAs a bonus, to really sell your futuristic sci-fi devices and technologies, adding some professionally created sound effects (SFX) can turn even the most rudimentary objects into powerful science fiction devices. Here’s a FREE DOWNLOAD PACK that has 29 royalty free SFX for you to use on any personal or commercial project to get your sci-fi time travel whirring, whooshing, booping, and buzzing.For more sci-fi tips, tricks, and assets, check out some of these articles.Create and Composite Sci-Fi UI Graphics in After Effects + FREE AssetsFuturistic Sci-Fi Synth: Royalty Free Music for Ultramodern Noir Thrillers2018 Creative Trends | Shutterstock Blog10 of the Greatest Sci-Fi Short Films of All Time25 FREE Action Compositing Elements from RocketStocklast_img read more

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51 FREE Eye-Catching Accent Animation Motion Graphics

first_imgWith these FREE motion graphics, you can easily add elegant motion and animation accents to your titles and designs in any project.All motion designers know that the little touches are what makes your work stand apart.Most of the time, those little extra touches are things like really small details and additional motion in small portions of the scene. These are things that the viewers might not even fully notice but, when added as part of a whole, these accents and animations can really bring your work to a whole new level.These kinds of animations are not typically hard to do, but they do take time — and they can sometimes feel so tedious that you just skip them. Well, not anymore.We’ve made a pack of FREE motion graphics that you can use to add little accents of motion to your titles and animations.This Pack of 21 FREE Accent Motion Graphics Includes the Following:51 FREE pre-keyed .mov video files with alpha channelsCircle animationsSquare animationsLine animationsBubble animationsGeometric shape animationsIsometric animationsBurst animationsSquiggly line animationsZig-zag animations Download the 51 FREE Accent Motion GraphicsClick the button below to download the free pack of 51 Accent Motion Graphics. In the download, you’ll find everything you need to get started. These motion graphics are free to use in any personal or commercial projects. By downloading, you agree not to resell or redistribute these free assets. DOWNLOAD 51 FREE Accent Motion GraphicsCirclesThis free pack of motion graphics includes circle elements of all kinds.In this pack you’ll find many different styles of circle animations. Circles within circles, circles of circles, spinning circles — pretty much any circle animation you can want.SquaresThis pack of free motion graphics also includes plenty of square animations.The same goes for squares. This pack includes quite a few varied square animations. You can layer and mix these together to create some really impressive doodads and modern elements.For instance, you can create some HUD-style effects with these elements.Line PopsLine pops are a versatile way to add subtle animations to your motion graphics.These line pops may be the most versatile elements of the whole pack. You can use these on anything. Any time you want to add a subtle hint of attention to your designs, you can throw a line pop or two on a certain letter or shape, and you’ll instantly have a more interesting composition.Plus Many More…The free pack of motion graphics includes plenty of other assets.Beyond the shapes and lines already mentioned, there are so many other interesting free animations to choose from. Squiggly lines, isometric animations, and all kinds of other interesting effects.Feel free to experiment, layer, and come up with your own combinations of designs.How To Use These ElementsUsing these free accent motion graphics is extremely simple. They will work inside of any non-linear video editing software that supports alpha channels and .mov files. Just import the whole folder and they will be instantly drag-and-drop ready.Just add them wherever you like. If you want to change the color, you’ll just grab whatever color fill tools your editing software has, and since they are pre-keyed, you’ll have no issues changing the color at all.Looking for more free video assets? Check these out.Free Video Editing Assets: Lower Thirds5 Faster Editing Tips for Premiere Pro + Free FootageHow to Add LUTs in Premiere Pro (And 35 Free LUTs)How to Create a Zolly Warp Effect in After Effects + Free Preset DownloadCreative Ways to Use Sound Effects + 15 FREE SFXlast_img read more

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Case filed against Gurung, wife for Darjeeling violence

first_imgDarjeeling A case has been lodged against Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) supremo Bimal Gurung and his wife Asha for their alleged involvement in violence, arson and killing of one person during clashes in Darjeeling hills on the demand for a separate Gorkhaland state.“We have lodged a case (against Gurung and his wife) and the investigation is on. There were allegation that they were involved in the violence, arson and killing of one person during clashes on Saturday,” a senior police official said.Reacting to the police case against Gurung and his wife, a senior GJM leader charged that the police were implicating them in false cases.“Three of our supporters were killed and they are filing cases against us. Cases should be lodged against the police and state administration for violating human rights and killing,” the GJM leader said.GJM, which was spearheading an agitation for a separate Gorkhaland state and observing an indefinite bandh in Darjeeling hills, claimed that three of its supporters were killed during clashes with police on Saturday. However, the police confirmed only one death.last_img read more

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School boy beaten by seniors

first_imgA group of Class 12 students have ruthlessly beaten up a Class 9 student and damaged his right ear drum at the Navodaya Vidyalaya in Tudipaju of Kandhamal district in Odisha.After being referred by the district headquarters hospital, the injured child was shifted to MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur on Wednesday night. Parents of the victim alleged that it may be a case of ragging.On Thursday, a team of Kandhamal district administration that included Additional District Magistrate (ADM) Pradipta Kumar Sahani, sub-collector Nimai Charan Sutar and District Child Protection Officer (DCPO) Rashmita Karan, reached the Navodaya Vidyalaya to enquire about the incident. After enquiry, they directed the principal of the institution to take strict action against the erring Class 12 students. “The students who were involved in this attack will be initially expelled from school for 15 days,” said Ms Karan. The principal has been directed to formulate a proper system through which all information related to happenings in the hostel could reach authorities as early as possible.As per findings of the team, the incident had occurred in the hostel on August 11 during lunch hour. A student of Class 12 had alleged that Rs. 2000 belonging to him had been stolen by the Class 9 student. A group of Class 12 students then physically tortured the boy to make him confess his involvement in the alleged theft. As per the rules, no student of the school is allowed to possess cash on the hostel premises, but some students secretly keep money with them.last_img read more

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Kiefer Ravena misses chance to share floor with Alyssa Valdez as NLEX muse

first_imgNLEX guard Kiefer Ravena. photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Kiefer Ravena is going to be missing a lot when the PBA unfurls its 44th season on Sunday.Not only will Ravena be missing the opening festivities for the first time since joining the league, he will also won’t be able to share the floor his girlfriend Alyssa Valdez, who will be parading as muse for the NLEX Road Warriors.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte More S. Korean skaters come forward with sexual abuse allegations Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostingcenter_img TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue The Philippine Arena will host the PBA’s first game day this season.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Ravena almost a year into his 18-month Fiba-mandated suspension for testing positive for banned substances in February 2018 following Gilas Pilipinas’ win over Japan in the Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers.His ban, which extended to his club team duties, will end on August 24, 2019.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“Missing this year’s PBA opening especially with Alyssa Valdez as our muse. I’ll be back out there in no time,” said Ravena in a tweet.Missing this year’s #PBAOpening especially with @AlyssaValdez2 as our muse. Ill be back out there in no time 🙏🏽💪🏽— Kiefer Ravena (@kieferravena) January 9, 2019Instead, his longtime sweetheart and volleyball superstar Valdez will be walking with the Road Warriors, who are eyeing their first finals appearance this year, in the opener.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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