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  • Warriors: Sorry, NBA, but Draymond Green is 100 percent back

    first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceThere’s plenty of credit to go around for the Warriors’ current 11-game winning streak and the team’s re-establishment as the NBA’s unquestioned best.Stephen Curry is playing at an MVP level, Klay Thompson has figured out that he plays best when the ball only touches the floor after a made 3-pointer, Andre Iguodala and Kevin Durant are playing NBA Finals-quality defense, and DeMarcus Cousins has been even better than …last_img read more

  • Finding solutions to fire dangers in energy poor households

    first_imgThe Lumkani fire-detector will be able to alert people when a fire starts so it can be controlled sooner. (Image: Lumkani)Shack fires, deaths from smoke inhalation and darkness in informal settlements could be problems of the past once four new inventions become staples of everyday life.Flammable corrugated iron is the most common building material in informal settlements. It’s not a strong building material, unable to withstand wind and rain or the heat and pressure of a fire. It is cheap and widely available but compounds the damage during flooding and fires.Now four start-ups have researched the problem and found solutions that should, they hope, cut down the number of fatalities caused by out of control fires. The Lumkani fire-detector, the Nuru PowerCycle, 5 Star Stoves and Shacurity solar powered lights and fire alarm kits, are the socially responsible solutions that will add value.FIGHTING FIRESResidents of Khayelitsha Township woke on New Year’s Day 2013 to the smell of smoke and the heat of fire raging through the settlement. When the fire was finally contained there were several people dead and hundreds of homes destroyed.University student David Gluckman and the members of his team watched the news coverage and decided there had to be a way to prevent this tragedy from happening again. This thought led to the development of the Lumkani fire-detectorThe raging fire was not something new and there had to be something done to stop all this from happening again. “The trick with this kind of disaster is early warning. The earlier people know, the more lives are saved and the less stuff is destroyed.”Conceived by the group of students the Lumkani fire-detector is now set for commercial launch. The detector measures the rate at which heat rises in a shack, indicating when there might be a fire risk. Connected to a chain of boxes stationed with neighbours, the alarm allows neighbours to intervene before the fire becomes too large to fight.As Gluckman explained to Fast Company: “The critical challenge is inebriation. People have been cooking, and they fall asleep and don’t wake up when there’s a fire.Hundreds of Lumkani detectors have been sold in municipalities in the Cape Town area – they cost less than R 100 – and the company has plans to distribute the device around South Africa, as well as worldwide.LET THERE BE ENERGYNuru Lights can be head mounted, left on flat surfaces, hung from ceilings or bottles, and are bright enough to provide illumination for an entire room. They are a cheap solution to lighting in electricity starved informal settlements. Except for one thing, the LED’s need a charge before they can work.Vijay Mitha, whose company Shakti Energy, produces the lights has a solution – the Nuru PowerCycle. Pedalling for 20 minutes generates enough electricity to recharge mobile phones and power five Nuru Lights. Mitha, whose company produces energy products for people living in poor communities with little or no access to power says his Nuru products replaces not only the need for candles and paraffin lamps but is also more environmental friendly.The Nuru PowerCycles will give you enough energy to recharge phones and 5 nuru lights just from 20 minutes of pedalling. (Image: Shakti Energy)COOKING MADE EASIERAt a cost of just R 4 a day the 5 Star Stove is extremely cost effective, and appeals to people living hand to mouth. More than that though, the stove is designed to lower the risk of shack fires.Most shack fires can be traced back to an unattended paraffin stove tipping over and continuing to burn. When a 5 Star Stove tips over the flame dies out immediately, cutting out the risk of conflagration.The stove can be used for multiple purposes as well. While it is designed to cut the risk of fire, the two plate gas stove can be used for cooking and suppling heat in energy poor households.ENERGY AND SAFETYProducing solar powered lights and fire alarm kits that also double up as a phone charger is Shacurity’s forte.The Shacurity kit comes installed with a smoke and fire detector, a siren that sounds off once fire is detected, a panic button, a mini fire extinguisher, safety and protection circuits and LED lights.last_img read more

  • Ridgemont FFA members participate in strategic doing workshop

    first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ridgemont FFA is seeking to engage students in strategic thinking by training students to be facilitators capable of guiding peers through the project management process. On December 4, 2019, 21 Ridgemont FFA members met in the school’s land lab to participate in a Strategic Doing workshop led by Mr. Frank Gibson. Strategic Doing methodology is an approach to planning that utilizes Agile principles and focuses heavily on the actions necessary to set and reach measurable outcomes. Strategic Doing is a project management framework that is utilized frequently in business and industry to efficiently create solutions to challenges.Students will implement this new process when developing engaging programming for the chapter and our community. Students now feel confident in not only establishing desired outcomes, but also collaborating with others to take action and accomplish objectives. This training will allow students to have a competitive edge as they navigate their future careers.last_img read more

  • High expectations for 2018 FIBA 3×3 World Cup staging in PH

    first_imgOfficials from the SBP and Fiba launch the logo for the 2018 Fiba 3×3 World Cup. Photo by Randolph B. LeongsonAs a precursor to the 2023 Fiba World Cup, the Philippines is set to host the 2018 Fiba 3×3 World Cup from June 8 to 12 at Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan.“Coming from the heels of the country together with Japan and Indonesia winning the 2023 World Cup, we’re very excited about us staging another World Cup,” said Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) president Al Panlilio at the launch on Thursday at Bonifacio High Street in Taguig.ADVERTISEMENT BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq MOST READ Violinists and cheering squads: North Korea’s Olympic lineup Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities “It’s exciting times for basketball in general for the Philippines. We don’t have to wait for 2023 because we’ve brought the 3×3 World Cup here.”A total of 40 teams, 20 for men’s and 20 for women’s, will converge at the world’s largest indoor stadium to dispute who are the best half-court ballers all over the world.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSBP executive director Sonny Barrios also sees the occasion as a fitting culmination for this year’s Independence Day celebration.“We’re all working together to make it aside from a basketball event but also a part of the independence week celebration,” he shared. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIEScenter_img Though the Philippines has yet to come up with the 3×3 squad which will compete in both divisions, the SBP officials are highly optimistic that the event will give Fiba a glimpse of what awaits the international basketball community for the 2023 Fiba World Cup.“We need everyone’s help to drum up support for this event in June so that we can exceed expectations. We all know how much we love the sport of basketball,” said SBP chairman Sen. Sonny Angara. Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 City Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

  • Ind vs Eng 3rd Test Day 2 photos

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  • 16 days ago​Ex-Man Utd keeper Bosnich: Mistake not replacing Lukaku

    first_img​Ex-Man Utd keeper Bosnich: Mistake not replacing Lukakuby Ansser Sadiq16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United goalkeeper Mark Bosnich believes that not replacing Romelu Lukaku was a significant mistake.The Red Devils sold Lukaku to Inter Milan for a sizeable fee in the summer.They also allowed winger Alexis Sanchez to leave to the Italian club on loan.But no attacking players were signed in the summer, apart from Championship winger Daniel James from Swansea. And Bosnich believes that was a mistake.”Let’s be really frank, the recruitment has been poor over the past three or four years,” Bosnich told Omnisport.”Regardless of what the personal situation was, it was a mistake to let Lukaku go without having a ready-made replacement to come in. Especially at that stage of the season.”They didn’t [sign a replacement for Lukaku] and now Martial, Rashford and all of them have to find their spirit, find their soul and fight back.”There’s no use just sort of turning up at training, doing your job, going to the game, hiding, hoping that you don’t get any criticism and picking up your wages. That doesn’t work at a club like Manchester United.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

  • The Top 10 New Uniforms In College Football For The 2015 Season

    first_imgA picture of a green Oregon Ducks helmet.SCOTTSDALE, AZ – JANUARY 09: A helmet for the Oregon Ducks is displayed during a press conference for the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game against the Auburn Tigers at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn on January 9, 2011 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) miami adidas orange uniformsTwitter/@adidasFballUSEach off-season, college football fans are treated to various reveals of new or alternate uniforms for the upcoming season. Each year, it seems designers Nike, Under Armour and adidas play a game of “Can You Top This?” as they try to create the sleekest, flashiest and most durable uniforms for their clients. 2015 was no different, as dozens of programs unveiled fresh looks that will be officially debuted on the gridiron this fall. Some were phenomenal, others not so much. But they all were unique and memorable in different ways. It’s tough to limit our list to 10, but without further ado, here are the top 10 new uniforms for the 2015 college football season, starting with…Louisville’s “Uncaged” Alternate >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11last_img read more

  • Ohio State Should Jump Alabama For The No. 1 Recruiting Class In 2017 Later Today

    first_img2017 college football team rankings based on 2017 recruiting composition.Team RankingsAlabama leapt Ohio State in the team rankings for the 2017 recruiting class on Thursday. The Crimson Tide received a commitment from a long-snapper out of Florida, propelling Nick Saban’s team into the No. 1 spot for ’17, dropping the Buckeyes to No. 2. This shouldn’t last very long, though. Expect Ohio State to be back in the No. 1 spot by the end of the day. Why?The Buckeyes are widely expected to land a commitment from five-star offensive lineman Wyatt Davis, who will be making his decision later today. Hopefully I’ll be able to put a on my white board next to Wyatt Davis name after tomorrow! #GoBucks @wyattdavis53 pic.twitter.com/X6ICrSLCOO— Tate Martell (@TheTateMartell) June 23, 2016Davis, a 6-foot-5, 310-pound prospect out of California, is the No. 1 offensive guard in the country.Ohio State currently trails Alabama in the rankings by less than one point and Davis’ commitment would easily propel the Buckeyes past the Crimson Tide. Davis is set to make his announcement at 6 p.m. E.T.last_img read more

  • Sir David Attenborough Praises New Zealand Conservationists In Auckland

    first_imgSir David Attenborough was on stage in Auckland, New Zealand, on Thursday night as part of his A Quest For Life tour.The legendary presenter talked for over 2.5 hours about his life in natural history filmmaking and his passion for conservation.Moderated by Ray Martin, the show was the second of two sold-out shows in the city.Attenborough was greeted by a standing ovation by the crowd of over 2,500, making it clear the 90-year-old is respected by both young and old.A few lucky members of the audience were selected to ask Sir David questions, and he responded with passion when asked “How do you feel about the world today compared to 70 years ago?”“70 years ago there were 2.5 billion people on this planet,” he said. “There are now three times that many people on the planet. We all want something to eat, which means space to grow food. We all want places for our houses, and that takes space. Where is all this space for all these extra people going to come from? Most of it is going to have to come from the natural world. The space we are leaving for animals has become extremely restricted. And that’s very serious.”Attenborough went on to commend conservation workers in New Zealand for their ground-breaking work in saving the country’s birds. Many of New Zealand’s birds were hunted to near extinction, and only saved by the tireless dedication of both individuals and conservation organisations.“In recent years, New Zealanders have set an example to the whole world on how to be aware of what [people] have done, and how they should take steps to put it right. What you have done for your native birds, compared to what they were when I first came here 50 years ago, is extraordinary. I honestly congratulate New Zealand.”Sir David now heads to Australia for a string of tour dates starting in Brisbane.#davidattenboroughnzCopyright ©2017Look to the Starslast_img read more

  • Wait Are The 76ers Good Now

    FiveThirtyEight Embed Code Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s show (Jan. 24, 2017), we chat about last weekend’s NFL blowouts and begin to think about the Super Bowl. Next, we interview Duke’s Lexie Brown, who recently made 56 straight free throws, the sixth-longest streak in NCAA history and the new ACC record. Finally, the Philadelphia 76ers are suddenly on a hot streak. We investigate how the Sixers’ season has recently taken a winning turn and look at whether it’s too late for Philadelphia to be a playoff contender.Links to what we discussed:In case you missed it, ESPN recapped the Falcons’ 44-21 defeat of the Packers and the Patriots’ 36-17 AFC title win against the Steelers.FiveThirtyEight’s Neil Paine took a look at Matt Ryan’s incredible season and explained why it’s not a fluke.The Patriots won with less talent than usual, writes Ty Schalter.Duke’s Lexie Brown was named the ACC Player of the Week this Monday.espnW’s Mechelle Voepel reports on the NCAA committee’s early reveal of the top 16 women’s basketball teams.The Ringer’s Ben Detrick explores the Philadelphia 76ers’ surprising hot streak.Significant Digit: $4,045, the amount “The Fish Guy,” an aquatic services company, sought from Buffalo Bills linebacker Brandon Spikes in a lawsuit. The company moved Spikes’s tropical fish and aquarium to Buffalo from Rhode Island in 2014 after he joined the Bills. More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed read more

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