‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 PH paddlers nail gold Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team View comments Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Laure, proving to be as tough as sister EJ, delivered 12 kills and had two kill blocks while Alessandrini scored 11 hits and produced seven excellent receptions.Earlier, Adamson fought off St. Benilde’s comeback in the fourth set to hack out a 25-22, 22-25, 25-22, 25-21 victory for its second straight win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’In men’s play, UST wore down La Salle in the decider to pull off a 25-19, 23-25, 17-25, 25-19, 15-10, to join Adamson on top with a 3-0 slate.UP also turned back Arellano, 25-22, 25-21, 22-25, 25-19, to improve to 2-0. University of Santo Tomas dominated San Beda University, 25-18, 25-15, 25-21, to match Far Eastern U’s hot start in the Premier Volleyball League Season (PVL) 2 Collegiate Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan on Sunday.Rookie Eya Laure and sophomore Milena Alessandrini combined for 25 hits as the Tigresses came away with 45 attack points en route to their third straight victory and a share of the lead with the idle Lady Tamaraws.ADVERTISEMENT DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
The Indian Government Thursday, September 25, announced a US$12 million contribution to the new United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) to help it fight the deadly Ebola virus.The Asian superpower said their donation is for the UN to help stop the deadly Ebola virus disease that has so far hit five countries, including Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Nigeria and Senegal, in West Africa.Liberia is the hardest hit among the first three countries, where the virus is ravishing.According to a dispatch, the contribution was approved by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi just ahead of his departure to the US, where he will address the 69th Session of UN General Assembly in New York on September 27. The spokesperson of India’s External Affairs Ministry or Foreign Affairs said US$10 million will go to the UN Secretary General’s fund for Ebola and US$2 million for purchase of protective gear to tackle Ebola.The Ebola virus, which hit West Africa early this year, has killed more than 2000 people in the five countries. The UN Security Council has also declared the outbreak of the virus in West Africa a “threat to international peace and security”. Security General Ban Ki-moon last week described the situation arising out of spread of Ebola virus as “unprecedented” and had announced setting up of UNMEER to put in place an effective response mechanism.On August 28, the Association of Indian Community in Liberia donated to the Liberian Government’s National Ebola Task Force more than US$200,000 items, including two ambulances. Meanwhile, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has applauded the Government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) for continuing to be a true and faithful partner and friend to Liberia and Africa as a whole and for the many interventions in most of the country’s development sectors.“Your troops remain part of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) while many young Liberians have gone to China for school with full support from the Chinese Government. The Jackson Doe Hospital in Tappita, as well as the new campus of the University of Liberia at Fendell; these are just a few of your numerous support to our country,” President Sirleaf highlighted to Chinese Ambassador Zhang Yue.According to an Executive Mansion release, the Liberian leader made the assertion when she witnessed the signing and the Exchange of Notes between the Governments of Liberia and the PRC for over US$3 million in support of the fight against the Ebola virus disease as well as logistics to the Liberia National Police (LNP).The ceremony, which took place in the Cabinet Room of the President’s Office at the Foreign Ministry, saw Acting Foreign Minister Sylvester Grigsby sign on behalf of Liberia while PRC’s Ambassador to Liberia, Mr. Zhang Yue, signed for his Government.As stipulated in the Exchange of Notes, the PRC Government is providing US$1 million cash to the Liberian Government; US$2 million to the World Food Program (WFP) for food assistance to Liberia; and US$211,781 logistical support to the LNP.President Sirleaf, speaking following the signing, said Liberia is extremely grateful to the PRC for being there from the very beginning of the fight to eradicate the Ebola virus disease from the country. “You were with us in this fight from the very start,” the Liberian leader noted.Speaking earlier, Ambassador Yue said he was honored to sign the diplomatic note for additional assistance to Liberia to support efforts to eradicate the deadly Ebola virus disease and acknowledged that the disease was spreading fast in West Africa which had become a threat to the international community.Ambassador Yue indicated that the President of China, Xi Jinping, is very concerned about the situation in Liberia and West Africa and is committed to helping to stop the disease. The Chinese diplomat emphasized that it is crucial to take urgent measures to improve the public health system, deploy more trained health workers, break the transmission chain and stop the spread of the disease.“This outbreak has a great impact on economic development and social stability in Liberia and China is trying to do its part along with the rest of the international community to respond in stronger ways to stop the further spread of the disease,” Ambassador Yue stressed.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
USC freshman Rory Hie shot a five-under 208 Tuesday to win the USC Collegiate Invitational at North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village. As a team, the Trojans finished second to Stanford, which totaled a four-under 848 to USC’s one-over 853. UCLA was fourth (18-over 870) and Pepperdine tied for eighth with Oklahoma (31-over 883). LMU 9, CSUN 8: Jason Dabbs had four RBIs, but the visiting Matadors (11-10) came up short. BASEBALL UC Riverside 4, USC 1: Roberto Lopez had a RBI for the host Trojans (13-8). 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
“She is a special student. And you know what? She’s a sweetheart.” Born in Moscow, Rebrova immigrated to Los Angeles with her family in 1994. Both parents are accountants. She attended public schools, mastering Russian, English and Spanish. At Taft, the sandy-haired whiz kid with pale blue eyes joined the Academic Decathlon team, which last year placed first in Los Angeles and fifth in the state. She’s now taking five Advanced Placement classes. The secret to her success: Six hours of study after school each day. For pleasure, she reads everything, and is currently buried in a novel by Virginia Woolf and a volume on quantum physics. Rebrova has applied to all University of California campuses and a string of Ivy League schools, intending to study engineering and business, with an eye toward postgraduate business school. “We came over, we had ambition,” said the soft-spoken teen who expressed confidence in every subject but sports. “I think we could live a better life here than in Russia – if I work hard. “It would be nice to be a so-called ‘titan of industry.”‘ Dana Bartholomew, (818) 713-3730 email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WOODLAND HILLS – First there was Sputnik, when the Russians ruled space. Now there’s Yuliya Rebrova, the Russian-born empress of college entrance exams. The 16-year-old senior at Taft High School not only got a perfect score on her SAT test – a rare feat – but she also earned a perfect score on her ACT – an astonishing intellectual achievement. “I am very amazed – I didn’t think I could do it,” said Rebrova, an Encino resident, who said she awoke in a terrible mood before both exams last fall. “(But) I’m not going to be very humble. I do consider myself really smart.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Consider this: Fewer than 1 percent of the students who take the Scholastic Achievement Test or the American College Test get a perfect score. Rebrova aced them both. She scored 2400 on the SAT, which includes a new essay component, and 36 on the ACT. Both exams measure a student’s ability in math, reading and other subjects so colleges can compare new applicants. Of the 9,000 students who took the ACT test in California last September, Rebrova’s was the only perfect tally. And of the 77,000 who took the test nationwide, she was one of only 11 to make no mistakes. “Unbelievable, it really is,” said Taft Principal Sharon Thomas, a teacher, counselor and administrator for more than 30 years. “I don’t think there’s anyone in the state of California who has done this.
At this stage, we have all seen a selfie of someone with a face mask on. These things are getting more and more popular and it’s not just women who are using them, men are also realising the impressive benefits of using face mask.They are great for a variety of reasons, as they can target a lot of issues that both men and women have. Using a face mask once or twice per will leave your skin feeling clean, smooth and refreshed. Just some of the benefits are as follows:Reduce lines and wrinklesMoisturise skinClear acne and blackheadsExfoliate the skin and unclog poresGet a deep clean that everyday cleansers can’tIncrease blood circulation in the faceProvide general self-care that affects your mood and overall well-beingWhen discussing the face masks one of the Mavericks came up with a very valid point and the one I like the most.“Since you have it on your face you can do nothing else” he said, “therefore I find myself sitting down practically meditating and taking a complete break from my life for about 20 minutes, it is only a short time but if I didn’t have a face mask on I would never have taken any time out. I put the phone down and I just switch off and I feel great after it, calmer and a bit more chilled out!” Something we all need in today’s world!When it comes to face masks, however, it can be incredibly intimidating to pick one out given all the options out there. How do you find the mask that works best for you and your skin? Some things you should consider are: Look at the ingredients, particularly medicinal additives (like collagen, peptides, or hyaluronic acid) and essential oils (like olive or grapeseed,) to make sure there’s nothing that could cause allergies.See which special ingredients are included (such as charcoal, volcanic ash) to produce a certain effect. For example, charcoal is known to help detoxify and exfoliate the skin. A mask to reduce inflammation and redness will include more soothing ingredients, like mint.Read the instructions for how long to leave a mask on for, as well as what you should do before or after applying it. For instance, most masks say to cleanse the skin beforehand, and depending on the strength of the products in the mask, the directions may say to do a second cleansing afterwards to ensure all remnants are gone.Well it’s up to you, but the Mavericks recommend it… Are you going to park your prejudice and give it a go?Let us know what you think….Call into the shop today at Lower Main Street, Letterkenny and enjoy unrivaled 5-star male grooming the way it should be. Also Follow us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Maverickstraditionalbarbershop/ And now we are on Instagram, follow us there: maverickstraditionalbarbershopMavericks Barbers: Why you should try a facemask was last modified: September 1st, 2017 by Mavericks BarbersShare 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:face maskletterkennymale groomingMavericks Barbers
Video: Bruce Bochy throws out first pitch to Pablo Sandoval at final home openerVideo: Bruce Bochy throws out first pitch to Pablo Sandoval at final home opener
SAN FRANCISCO–The Giants plan to honor Bruce Bochy throughout his 25th and final season as a major league manager.If the moments are anything like the one Bochy enjoyed at Friday’s home opener, it promises to be an emotional year.Ahead of his final home opener as the Giants’ manager, Bochy threw out the first pitch to one of his favorite players, Pablo Sandoval.The Giants gathered behind the pitcher’s mound at Oracle Park to watch Bochy throw to Sandoval ahead of their first matchup against …
Raiders ponder moves with Jackson, Ellis as countown to 53 approachesRaiders ponder moves with Jackson, Ellis as countown to 53 approaches
ALAMEDA — The Raiders are contemplating maneuvers that could affect two of their most trusted and long-standing players as the deadline for reducing rosters from 90 to 53 approaches Saturday.Right guard Gabe Jackson and nose tackle Justin “Jelly” Ellis are out with knee injuries. Jackson had an MCL strain during the second of two joint practices with the Rams on Aug. 8. No surgery was required, and initial estimates were Jackson would miss approximately four games.Ellis has a knee issue as …
The museum gives prominence toSouth Africa’s influential role inthe global diamond trade.(Image: Cape Town Diamond Museum) The museum pays tribute to famouspeople associated with thediamond trade.(Image: Cape Town Diamond Museum) Trainee diamond polishers at theHarry Oppenheimer Diamondtraining school.(Image: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. Formore free photos, visit the image library) MEDIA CONTACTS • Tracy Wilkin Shimansky+27 21 421 2488RELATED ARTICLES• Two centuries of SA military history• Taking the Nelson Mandela route• UWC history through students’ eyes• New bug leaps into history books • Local Xhosa heritage goes global Wilma den HartighUpmarket tourism in Cape Town has a new attraction with the opening of the Cape Town Diamond Museum, a glitzy establishment that pays tribute to the precious stone and South Africa’s major contribution to the global diamond industry.Shimansky, a fine jewellery manufacturer specialising in precious gems such as diamond and tanzanite, is the driving force behind the new museum.Set in the newly upgraded Clock Tower precinct of the V & A Waterfront, Cape Town’s top tourism attraction, the Cape Town Diamond Museum explores the history of diamonds in South Africa, and showcases the fine craft of diamond cutting and jewellery manufacture.At the official opening, Mariëtte du Toit-Helmbold, CEO of Cape Town Tourism, said the museum will give visitors a first-hand experience of South Africa’s important contribution to the diamond trade.“We have a fascinating story attached to the diamond industry in South Africa,” she said. “For Cape Town to share this story with the world is very important.”By telling the story of the diamonds, considered to be the world’s oldest and most coveted jewel, the museum also aims to rekindle a love for the gem.Du Toit-Helmbold said the museum is important for Tourism in Cape Town and South Africa. “We need to add more interesting attractions to our tourism offering.”All that glittersIn keeping with its subject, the museum is no musty old building crammed with dusty manuscripts. The interior sparkles: its modern and sophisticated design elements such as wood panelling, bright mirror walls, good lighting and modern glass display cabinets create an opulent setting, a fitting showcase for the brilliant stone.The museum gives prominence to South Africa’s influential role in the global diamond trade, and follows the entire journey of diamonds from their formation to the history of the diamond industry, famous people associated with the diamond trade such as the Oppenheimer family, how they are cut and polished, and how diamonds are graded.Tracy Wilkin of Shimansky says one of the museum’s biggest drawcards is the display of a kimberlite rock specimen, known as peridotite, dating back 3-million years. Kimberlite is a type of potassic volcanic rock in which diamonds are often found.Authentic artefacts and real-size replicas of the world’s most famous diamonds are also on display.Visitors can explore the museum at their leisure, or take a guided tour with a diamond professional.South Africa’s diamond storySouth Africa has one of the most notable diamond-mining industries worldwide, with the most diverse range of diamond deposits in the world found here.Some of the world’s largest and most valuable diamonds, including the Cullinan, the Hope and the Taylor Burton, were discovered in South Africa.The world started taking notice of South Africa in 1869 when the 47.69-carat Star of South Africa diamond, also known as the Cullinan 1, was discovered near the Orange River at the border of Namibia and South Africa. According to the museum, this is the largest cut diamond in the world.A diamond rush followed its discovery, and by 1888 the first working mines in the area were established. As prospecting increased, more diamonds were discovered in other parts of Southern Africa.The discovery put a spotlight on South Africa’s mineral wealth and modern diamond mining took off in the 1870s. During the 19th century, South Africa produced most of the world’s diamonds.According to international diamond trader Leibish & Co, the discovery of the Star of South Africa unseated the reputation of countries such as India and Brazil as the world’s only major source of diamonds.South Africa’s diamond industry produces 10 million carats annually, of which 90% is exported, according to the Department of Public Enterprises. It is also responsible for 9% of global production and is ranked fourth in the world in terms of rough diamond production.The Cape Town Diamond Museum is open seven days a week, from 9am to 9pm.
HP Envy x2 Tablet/Laptop Combo Cuts Across CategoriesHP Envy x2 Tablet/Laptop Combo Cuts Across Categories
Is it a tablet? Is it a laptop? The HP Envy x2 is actually both, but it remains to be seen how well this Windows 8 device actually performs in either one of its dual roles.One Device? Or Two?Do you want your laptop and your tablet to be the same device? That’s the essential question facing HP’s new Envy x2 – a clever combination of full-featured Windows 8 laptop with a detachable screen that functions on its own as a Windows-8 powered tablet.I was able to examine the consumer-oriented Envy x2 for only a few moments at an HP preview event earlier this month, but my initial impressions were of a sturdy, well-made device.HP did not disclose pricing, but said the Envy x2 would ship in time for the holidays. It will be available only in a combined form – you won’t be able to buy just the tablet portion. fredric paul All images – except for HP product shot – are by Fredric Paul. 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Related Posts Welcome Innovation In Form FactorsI’m not yet convinced it’s best in class in any category, but the idea of combining the laptop and tablet into a single fully integrated device is certainly intriguing. Along with Microsoft’s Surface and other Windows 8 devices expected to be announced in the coming weeks and months, the Envy x2 augers a welcome spate of innovation in the form factors of mobile computing devices. The iPad has been deservedly popular, but I have to believe there’s value beyond what Apple offers.When fully assembled, the Envy x2 looks for all the world like a small laptop computer, its 3.1-pound brushed aluminum clamshell case holding an 11.6-inch touch-screen display and full-size keyboard and touchpad. So far so good. The Guts Are In The TabletBut that’s obviously only half the story. Pretty much all the guts are in the screen portion, so when you pull apart the cool magnetized hinges, you’re holding a 1.5-pound Windows 8 tablet with a 32GB or 645GB solid state drive as well as a mini SD Port for expansion. The keyboard portion holds a separate battery and a full-size SD port along with standard laptop connectivity options. The unit features HP’s Beats Audio technology (though I wasn’t able to check actual sound quality), Near Field Communications (NFC) capability, an 8-megapixel camera on the back and an front-facing HD webcam.Fredrik Hamberger, HP’s Vice President, America’s Consumer Category Management, told me that 55% to 60% of total battery life was in the tablet portion, and that the unit automatically draws on that keyboard portion battery first, leaving as much charge as possible in the tablet portion for detached use. Hamberger estimated battery life as “a lot more” than the 8 hours claimed for the Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook 4, which HP also announced.Two Touch-Screen LaptopsThe 4.77-pound Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook 4 uses a 14-inch touchscreen display on an otherwise fairly typical laptop equippped with a subwoofer. HP also did not reveal pricing for this unit. HP is also announcing the $1,399 Spectre XT TouchSmart Ultrabook, which also weighs 4.77 pounds but sports a 15.6-inch, “edge-to-edge glass” touchscreen and Thunderbolt connectivity. It’s due to ship in December. While Windows 8’s touch-centric interface would seem to argue for the value of such devices, using a touch screen on a standard laptop has alway been awkward for me. I can never seem to decide whether to reach for the screen, the touchpad or maybe even a mouse if one is connected. And reaching over the keyboard always seems like a stretch – literally. Still, with the touchscreen adding only $100 to $200 to standard laptop prices – and that premium expected to decline over time – I think we’re likely to see a lot more touchscreen laptops in the coming months. 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Tags:#Microsoft#Reviews#web
5 futuristic connected car technologies that are here now — or will be soon5 futuristic connected car technologies that are here now — or will be soon
Related Posts Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… Wilfried Van Baelen Tags:#BMW#connected car#driverless cars#Ford#IoT#Renault#self-driving cars IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… With trends like ride sharing, autonomous vehicles, and the connected car, the auto industry is increasingly in the spotlight. As drivers contemplate letting computers take over control of the wheel for them, it brings up some important questions. What will cars of the future look like? What things will drivers be able to accomplish on their rides to work? And most importantly, what cool features will they be able to enjoy now that their attention doesn’t have to be on the road?1. No parking skills? No need to fretParking sucks, especially the dreaded parallel. It’s often tricky in congested areas, it sometimes leads to smashed alloy wheels and it’s deeply embarrassing when not done correctly, which is why most are happy to hand over valet duties to a robot. Ford, Renault and many premium brands already own a system that will hunt down parallel and reverse parking spots and then use sensors and cameras to correctly steer the vehicle into the space, only calling upon a human for throttle inputs.But things are about to get a whole lot easier, as BMW and Mercedes-Benz now boast tech that simply requires a prod of a smartphone for perfect parking results. BMW’s Remote Control Parking is already on the 7 Series — and due to be rolled out on more models next year — and sees the car autonomously reverse into and pull out of spaces, while Mercedes’ Remote Parking Pilot does a similar thing but also caters for perpendicular parking. The latter will appear on the new E-Class, which is due out late this year or early 2017.2. Connected from the road to the kitchenWhen your car knows to open the garage door and turn the AC on as you head down the road, you know you’ve hit peak connectivity. The ease of access for drivers as cars become a tool to become your personal assistant is rapidly advancing. The latest multimedia systems allow for emails to be read and sent, hands-free calls to be made and Twitter to be updated on the move by some of the largest car manufacturers like Nissan. Some even know to power themselves!The cars of the future will be an extension of your home. As the auto industry combines to meld with the IoT revolution, we’ll see connectivity that we’ve never had before. Wouldn’t it be great to record your favorite television show when you’re running late by communicating with your vehicle? The cars of the future and you will end up being quite the team. Can’t wait or don’t want to buy a new car? Adapters from companies like Autobrain, Automatic and Vinli will turn your car (as long as it’s built after 1996) into the 4G connected, Wi-Fi enabled, connected car of the future.3. A mobile living roomWhen car owners are no longer required to keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel because computers are in the driver’s seat, the journey will be just as important as the destination. To the discerning 21 century mediaphile, this means HD screens, on-demand content streaming and one-kick ass, next-generation audio system to experience it with, just like one might in their living room but with the bonus of a smaller space and killer surround sound. Companies such as Auro-3D have partnered with companies like Porsche to introduce three-dimensional spatial sound patterns that replicate real-life sound experiences that are reminiscent of the best concert halls, but all in the comfort of your own car. This set up delivers the best-possible music playback to make every trip a new driving experience, not just a ride.4. Goodbye dials, hello gesturesWhy touch, when you can wave? Rear-view mirrors, radios, and more are moving away from the antiquated dial system to understand hand gestures through infrared cameras. Touch screens are increasingly becoming the easiest way to communicate with your vehicle over fumbling with dial switches. But the cars of the futures don’t want to have you even deal with potential smudges to that chrome finish. Thanks to leadership from Audi and Volvo, in efforts to de-clutter the dashboard to make you safer and more efficient, we’re going to see even touch screens get the boot as swipes and gestures will be the simplest and safest way to control functionality. Wave goodbye to those dials.5. Never lose your keys againWe’ve seen in recent years the shift from key to keyless entry but next-generation cars take this one step further by completely removing them altogether. In the future, drivers will be able to unlock and start their cars using a fingerprint, retina scan or voice activation—similarly to how we access our smartphones today. And with how much time drivers save by not tearing the house apart looking for lost keys, they might be able to finish that book or learn a new language—or not. Plus, you’ll never have to worry about your teenager taking your car out without permission ever again. “Open the driver door, Tesla!” “I’m sorry Dave, I can’t do that.”With all the cool new car technology on the horizon, it’s enough to make anyone want to give up public transit to commute in bumper-to-bumper traffic to catch up on shows, listen to the hottest new album release or just hang out with friends. 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle…