first_imgFormer senator Loren Legarda conveyedher support to the event and lauded the initiatives of NAST for sharing theirprograms to educate the Antiqueños. Stated in Executive Order 818, NASTunder its functions, advises the president and Cabinet secretaries on mattersrelated to science and technology. SAN JOSE, Antique – The National Academyof Science and Technology-Philippines (NAST-Philippines) recently conducted adialogue with teachers, students and local officials at the University ofAntique (UA) in Sibalom. Director Luningning Samarita-Domingoemphasized the four important functions of NAST-Philippines such as recognitionfunction as mandated under Presidential Decree 1003-A, wherein the Academycontinues to give awards to Filipino scientists and scientific andtechnological endeavors aimed at advancing the Philippine State of Science andTechnology. Former Department of Environment andNatural Resources secretary and national scientist Angel Alcala shared thesuccess story of the “Apo Island Local Community: From Rags to Riches.” NAST also builds linkage withinternational groups/conglomerates and under Republic Act 9107, mandated tomanage and operate the Philippine Science Heritage Center, the country’s mainrepository of the contributions, achievements and accomplishments of Filipinoscientists in the field. Other relevant topics discussed byacademicians included Reconnecting Agriculture with Nutrition, Health andEnvironment by Eufemio Rasco Jr. and Social Safeguards for SustainableDevelopment by Aura Matias. PILAR S. MABAQUIAO/PIAThe National Academy of Science and Technology-Philippines recently conducts a dialogue with teachers, students and local officials at a university in Sibalom, Antique. Rhodora Azanza discussed Fish Killsand Toxic Algal Blooms in the Philippines while Christopher Bernido sharedabout Physics from Planck Scale to Billion Plus Lightyears. National Scientist Lourdez Cruz,member of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences division, talked on the topic“Sustainable Consumption and Our Future.” Academician Rhodora Azanza, Presidentof NAST-Philippines and member of the Biological Sciences division led the teamof six academicians and national scientists during its lecture series. The activity aimed to promote scienceand technology and “to bring in scientists closer to the grassroots,” inspireand encourage researchers and other professionals to conduct more research andadapt science and technology for development. UA PresidentPablo Crespo Jr. appreciated the undertakings of NAST-Philippines for sharingtheir researches and success stories to help students, researchers and otherstakeholders better understand the importance of science and technology.(With a report from PILAR MABAQUIAO/PN)last_img read more


first_img The Potters failed to get a work permit for the 21-year-old in November and will not be able to re-apply until March. However, Press Association Sport understands Stoke are in the process of sounding out a European club not so tightly bound by regulations who are willing to take the USA international on loan in the interim. Stoke are confident they have a more favourable chance of succeeding with a work permit application second time around, particularly if Agudelo is playing regularly in Europe, and for that reason are pushing ahead with a permanent deal for the forward. If the necessary paperwork is subsequently obtained, manager Mark Hughes would have the option of bringing the player back to the club or leaving him out on loan for the remainder of the season. Agudelo has been a free agent since his contract with the New England Revolution expired after the MLS season. “There’s no other club that has supported and believed in me like @stokecity FC has. #SignedToday – 6 month loan imminent #Europeanfootballer” he wrote on Twitter on Tuesday. Stoke yesterday made midfielder Stephen Ireland’s loan from Aston Villa a permanent deal, which then allowed them to sign John Guidetti on a temporary basis from Manchester City. Stoke are hopeful of finalising the signing of United States striker Juan Agudelo in the next couple of days once they have found a club who can take him on loan.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more


first_img Press Association McIlroy has won four times this season, including the Open Championship, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and US PGA Championship in consecutive appearances, but is contemplating making an equipment change at Gleneagles. The 25-year-old used a Nike Vapor driver in practice on Tuesday and drove the green on the short par-four 14th to set up an eagle two. The Golf Channel’s Todd Lewis reported that McIlroy said the club gave him an extra eight yards carry in the air and also allowed him to move the ball better in flight. Phil Mickelson famously changed from Titleist to Callaway clubs shortly before the 2004 Ryder Cup at Oakland Hills, lost twice on the opening day in partnership with Tiger Woods and won just one point from four matches at Europe stormed to a record nine-point win. center_img World number one Rory McIlroy has yet to decide whether to use a new driver at this week’s Ryder Cup.last_img read more


first_img Brady told Press Association Sport: “Purely statistically, there is zero correlation between buying lots of new players in the transfer window and avoiding relegation. You can buy loads and get relegated, buy loads and stay up or buy none and stay up. “In 2005 Fulham bought no players in January and escaped relegation but others such as Cardiff last season and Derby in 2008 bought seven or eight news players and still went down. “If you look at the ratio of January spending compared to the overall spend, then there are clubs in panic mode, but in recent years only one has spent more than 40 per cent of their annual spend in January – and no surprises that is QPR.” Brady said, by contrast, clubs such as Everton and Arsenal averaged five per cent of their spending in January. He believes UEFA’s financial fair play rules have had a damping-down effect at the top of the Premier League, but that it was not the biggest factor. At the start of deadline day, Premier League clubs had spent around £80million on new players – down on the £95million the same time last year. Dan Jones, partner in the sports business group at Deloitte, said: “While the summer window saw a record level of transfer spending, so far we have seen spending in January being slightly more reserved. “However, 2014/15 is still a record season for Premier League spending, with clubs having spent over £900million – significantly ahead of the previous record of £760million.” That record comes on the back of the unprecedented £5billion TV rights deals agreed by the Premier League for the 2013-16 seasons, and it is due to agree the 2016-19 rights later this month with another bumper payday expected. A study of the transfer window over the last 10 years by Professor Chris Brady, director of Salford Business School’s centre for sports business, shows clubs who bring in lots of new players are just as likely to go down as those that do not. Spending in this January by top-flight clubs is likely to be around £110million – slightly down on the last two years, and well down on the record £225million forked out in 2011. Press Associationcenter_img Premier League clubs who resort to panic buying in the January transfer window to try to escape relegation have been no more successful than those who have stuck with their squads, according to research. last_img read more


first_imgBLUE HILL — George Stevens Academy alumni, students, parents, administrators and friends participated in the Duane B. Gray Memorial Golf Tournament on Sunday at Blue Hill Country Club.This year’s event offered both morning and afternoon championships, and both sessions drew ample competitors. The morning title went to Erik Fitch, Eric Hutchins, Chris Pickering and Ryan Welch, and the afternoon title went to John Bakeman II, Dave DeHares, Nick DeHares and Rick Littlefield.In the long-drive contest, Simeon Allen (No. 2) and Ben Wootten (No. 8) won the men’s morning competition, and Libby Rosemeier (No. 2) and Bonnie Paulas (No. 7) were the women’s morning winners. Ebb Walton and Julie Cluett had the longest afternoon drives on hole No. 2, and Mikey Bannister had the longest on No. 7.The annual tournament honors Duane B. Gray, who graduated from GSA in 1964 and was a passionate golfer and pharmacist in the Blue Hill area. A record 68 businesses made contributions with proceeds from the tournament going toward the school’s annual fund.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more


first_imgFor many student athletes, freshman year is a time spent on adjusting to the collegiate level of play or improving mentally and physically with the hope of contributing in later seasons. For Hanna Grinaker, freshman year has been a chance to do all these things as well as solidify her spot as one of the top runners in the nation. Heading into the last lap of the cross-country season, Grinaker has already been awarded the Big Ten Conference Co-Runner of the Week honors and has been the top UW finisher in three races, but she remains focused on her main goal — helping the cross-country team win the Big Ten and NCAA Championships. “The main goal is just to win the Big Ten Championship,” Grinaker said. “It’s not everyyear that you have the chance to win it and I think this year we have a chance. Helping the team win is my first goal and anything personal is just a bonus.” There are many reasons why Grinaker is excited to participate in the Big Ten and NCAA Championships, but she mentions team goals and the opportunity to run with her teammates as the most important, far above any personal accomplishments.It’s easy to see why Grinaker is excited to be a part of the ninth ranked cross-country team in the nation, the highest ever under third-year head coach Jim Stintzi, when you look at her background.Growing up in the small town of Detroit Lakes, Minn., Grinaker was a three-time high school sectional champion and voted into the All-State team each year, but her team never qualified for any championships. Grinaker received the same coaching as the rest of her high school teammates but also kept in close touch with her aunt Mary Grinaker, a UW alum and former Big Ten champion and current high school coach at nearby Madison Memorial, who provided advice and support and always believed in Hanna’s abilities. While Mary Grinaker’s past accomplishments as a Badger had some pull on Hanna’s decision to come to the UW, Hanna credits the chemistry between her fellow cross-country teammates and the abilities of head coach Jim Stintzi as the main reason she committed to the University of Wisconsin and canceled the rest of her college tours.In joining the Badger women’s cross-country team, Grinaker praises being on the team with all her fellow teammates, but specifically credits the leadership and work ethic of senior runner ‘A Havahla Haynes and captain runners Katrina Rundhaug and Amanda Ganser among others, in helping the Badgers reach their current ninth place ranking. “So far I have worked hard and tried to emulate those girls, but I believe everyone on the team is a leader in their own respect and everyone brings something to the table,” Grinaker said. “Whether they are a vocal leader or lead by example. Katrina definitely is both types of leaders, especially when a race or practice doesn’t go as well; she’s still helping us out.”Along with helping her become more accustomed to collegiate running, Grinaker considers her teammates to be her best friends and credits them for helping her quickly find a community on the large UW campus, as well as handle the stress of being a student athlete.Grinaker is currently undecided as to what her major will be, but knows that she wants to pursue a career in running after she is finished at the collegiate level.”After I finish college I want to pursue a career in running or be in the athletic world working in running,” Grinaker said.Whatever she decides to do after college, her newly begun college career has been very promising and if she can remain healthy it appears she will be a fixture as a top cross-country runner for the next several years, but for right now she is only concerned about finishing out this year strong. “I always focus day-by-day or year-by-year. I can’t really say what I’d like to accomplish in my college career but I do want to stay healthy and do the best I can today and this year,” Grinaker said. “If I just keep working hard, keep everything in perspective and listen to my body, I think anything is possible and anything could happen as long as I keep listening to my coach.”Along with improving in any way she can, Grinaker did mention that she would like to help the cross-country team win as many championships as possible. If she keeps improving on her already spectacular numbers, she might not have to wait long.last_img read more


first_imgThe USC Men’s Swimming and Diving team picked up another first place win at the Southern Methodist University (SMU) Swim Classic in Dallas over the long weekend. Coming in at No. 5 in the country, the Trojans finished first with 330 points, swimming past the Michigan Wolverines (327). The University of Florida came in third (318) and was followed by Louisville (249), Purdue (226) and SMU (223).In the same competition last year, the Trojans also earned the No. 5 national ranking. They won both relays and three of seven individual races to finish a close second to Michigan.The Trojans began the event in strong fashion, ending day one (Saturday) of the two-day classic behind Michigan. They were able to cut the deficit thanks to superb performances by a few veteran members. Junior Vladimir Morozov clocked in a new personal best in the 100-yard freestyle, while senior Alex Lendrum won the 200y backstroke, and junior Dimitri Colupaev won the 200y IM.The Trojans entered the final event behind Michigan by a point, but their 200y free relay of juniors Jack Wagner, Morozov, and Chase Bloch and sophomore Cristian Quintero glided into first with a season-best 1:19.08, beating Michigan by 0.49.The competition was filled with record-breaking performances and high-place finishes. Earlier in the meet, Troy’s 200y medley relay of Lendrum, Colupaev, Bloch and Morozov was second in 1:26.63. Morozov, who tied the school record in the 100y breaststroke on Friday in addition to winning the 50y free, won the 100y free Saturday in 41.70, which established an NCAA ‘A’ cut and lowered his 2012 school record, previously set at 41.86.Lendrum won the 200y back in 1:44.03, winning by more than a second, while Colupaev took first in the 200y IM in 1:45.07, edging Michigan’s Kyle Whitaker by 0.18. Freshman Morten Klarskov won the ‘B’ final of the race in 1:46.95.The swim and dive men will try to keep the momentum going with a back-to-back coming up against Berkeley and Stanford on February 8th and 9th.last_img read more


first_img Simon Noy, Kambi: Revolutionising the bet builder July 20, 2020 Share Submit Kambi and DraftKings agree on final closure terms July 24, 2020 Related Articles Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 Johan Munthe – KambiSports betting platform and software supplier Kambi Group Plc has expanded its golf-related inventory ahead of the start of the Ryder Cup 2018 (27-30 September).Anticipating a record-breaking handle across its partner network, the Stockholm-listed technology supplier has rolled out an in-depth range of pre-match and in-play betting markets for its customers on both sides of the Atlantic.Hosted bi-annually, the Ryder Cup is golf’s showcase competition generating the sport’s largest global audience pitching Team Europe vs Team USA.For its 2018 addition, Kambi declares that it will deliver ‘the industry’s market-leading experience before and during each of the competition’s three days.’  Ahead of today’s first drive, Kambi offers a vast array of ‘market standard outrights’, which include top team points scorer, top rookie and top wildcard, as well as a range of ‘special bets’ including the number of points gained by individual players and hole-in-one-related markets.Across the three days of golfing action, Kambi will offer all 28 matches as in-play markets, allowing its partner customers to wager on every hole, in addition, to live betting on match winner, leader after nine holes and the hole on which the match will end.Both pre-match and in-play inventory will be supported by Kambi ‘instant markets’, which will introduce a variety of shot-by-shot markets for featured matches, with live bet offers including to ‘hit the fairway, find a bunker, land in water hazard and nearest to the pin’.“We are very excited by what the next few days will bring,” said Johan Munthe, Head of Pre-Match at Kambi.“The Ryder Cup has always been popular among Europe-based bettors and, following the return to form of arguably the greatest golfer of all time in Tiger Woods, we are also seeing plenty of interest from our new US players in our market-leading pre-match offering.“Coupled with our hole-by-hole live coverage and unrivalled range of instant markets, we are expecting to see record turnover while we are once again proving that a high-quality Sportsbook must not only deliver a best-in-class UX for a handful of sports but across all sports.” StumbleUpon Sharelast_img read more


first_imgWorld number one Serena Williams warmed up for the French Open by cruising to her second straight Rome Masters title on Sunday with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Sara Errani of Italy.Errani had been looking to become the first Italian winner of the women’s event in 29 years.But with six previous defeats to her American rival, her bid was always going to be difficult and was hampered after she picked up a thigh injury at the end of the first set.Despite plenty of support from a partisan crowd on Central Court, Errani was overwhelmed by the power of the 32-year-old Florida resident.Williams broke Errani in the second game of the first set and although the 10th seed came back to break in the seventh game, she failed to hold serve in the next, allowing the American to serve out for the set.Errani appeared to have injured her leg when she failed to go for a Williams return which allowed the defending French Open champion to break for a 5-3 lead. Shortly after, the Italian called for the physio.She had strapping applied to the top of her thigh, however it did little to reignite her bid to become the first Italian woman since Raffaella Reggi in 1985 win the Italian Open.Williams continued her domination in a completely one-sided second set to claim a deserved straight sets win in 1hr 12min.It was all too much for Errani who broke down in tears at courtsidelast_img read more


first_imgA Memphis man was arrested in West Palm Beach early Saturday for alleged human trafficking.Last Friday, detectives with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office responded to the LaQuinta Hotel on Okeechobee Blvd. in regard to a human trafficking complaint.Upon arrival, detectives discovered that an 18-year-old woman was being held against her will.They determined soon afterward that the suspect, 30-year-old Derrion Kirby, had traveled through several states with at least two female victims, arranging sexual encounters and then taking all the money.Courtesy: Palm Beach Sheriff’s OfficeKirby would allegedly threaten violence and withhold the victims’ documents as a means of controlling them.Derrion Kirby was ultimately charged with two counts of sex trafficking, as well as two counts of deriving proceeds of prostitution.He was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail on Saturday, and was scheduled to make his first appearance in front of a Palm Beach County judge on Sunday morning.last_img read more