Fajardo, Heruela lead San Miguel rally to fend off GlobalPort

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Championship or bust for Jaja Santiago in her final year in NU 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 Citycenter_img Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa “I’m really expecting this kind of game against GlobalPort because they’re playing really well,” said SMB head coach Leo Austria after his squad rose to 5-0. “Besides, one of our super five Alex Cabagnot, did not play due to a foot injury.”Heruela, who came off the bench and stepped up in the absence of starting guard Alex Cabagnot, sparked the telling run with a layup before Fajardo finished it by scoring six straight points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe two Cebuanos, who were also teammates in college, accounted for 16 of the Beermen’s 18 points during the stretch. Fajardo finished with 34 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks while Heruela collected 17 points, five assists and six steals.“I’m so happy tonight because of my players off the bench, especially Heruela. He stole the show from June Mar, Arwind (Santos) and Marcio Lassiter,” Austria said. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Miguel Beer needed a late run to beat GlobalPort, 107-93, and stay undefeated in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.June Mar Fajardo and Brian Heruela led an 18-0 surge in the last 5:10 by the Beermen, who turned a two-point deficit into a 101-85 advantage with 1:36 left.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ GlobalPort stayed in step with San Miguel up until the last five minutes when the Beermen broke loose.The Batang Pier even got the headstart, leading by as much as 11, 14-3, early in the first quarter before the Beermen came back. The game was as competitive as it gets as it saw 44 lead changes with the last, 85-87, at the 4:34 mark courtesy of a basket by Fajardo.Stanley Pringle had 23 points but turned the ball over seven times for GlobalPort, which slid to 2-3.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencerslast_img read more

IPL 2011: Kings XI Punjab must beat Royal Challengers Bangalore to stay afloat

first_imgWith the race for a berth in the play-offs hotting up, sixthplaced Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will be determined to quell Kings XI Punjab’s challenge in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match in Bangalore on Friday.Thanks to successive victories, RCB have nine points from eight games but will have to win at least four of their next six matches to be amongst the top four teams to make it to the qualifiers.Mumbai Indians, with 14 points from nine games, Kolkata Knight Riders (12 from 10) and Chennai Super Kings (12 from 9) are the front-runners at this stage of the twenty20 competition. And three wins from the remaining five games could certainly seal a place for these sides in the play-offs.Given this scenario, RCB will have to play their best cricket possible in the remainder of their six matches. A blip against Kings XI could make their climb to the summit more difficult.For Kings XI too, it will be a crucial game as they are languishing at the ninth place with just six points from seven matches.Kings XI will have to win on Friday to keep themselves in the reckoning for a place in the qualifiers.A defeat could virtually throw them out of the contest, unless they win all their remaining six matches.If RCB have the likes of Chris Gayle, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers, Kings XI have Adam Gilchrist, rising star Paul Valthaty and Shaun Marsh at their disposal who can tear apart any bowling side on their day.advertisementAnd considering the form of these gladiators and with the wicket expected to play hard and true, fans can expect a heap of runs.Interestingly, RCB have raised their game by a few notches since the arrival of Gayle.However, the Daniel Vettoriled side has serious concerns when it comes to their bowling department. With pace spearhead Zaheer Khan looking out of sorts, RCB’s bowling continues to remain its weakest link.Captain Vettori has been a standout performer with the ball and local players Syed Mohammad and Sreenath Arvind have done reasonably well, but what the Bangalore outfit lacks is a genuine wickettaking bowler.Kings XI, on other hand, have lost steam after making an impressive start to the tournament.Since winning three games on the trot, the Gilchrist-led side has lost three.Punjab’s batting has simply not been up to the mark despite Mumbaikar Valthaty’s early heroics and Gilchrist’s once-in-a-while pyrotechnics.The visitors’ batting had depended too much on these two big-striking openers and Punjab’s success depend much upon how their opening duo performs against RCB’s attack.Other overseas players, such as Marsh, Ryan McLaren and David Hussey, need to fire for Punjab to put up a good total or chase well.Kings XI’s bowling too has not been awe-inspiring. Praveen Kumar has not yet found top form on his return from an injury-induced lay-off and the attack wears a thin look.Piyush Chawla, who struggled in the World Cup, has underperformed with only four victims in six games and needs to be more effective to stop the rampaging RCB batting line-up.- With PTI inputslast_img read more

Angelo Mathews returns as Sri Lanka drop Kusal Mendis, Kaushal Silva for India Test series

first_imgThe Sri Lankan selectors on Sunday dropped batsman Kusal Mendis from their 15-member squad while Angelo Mathews returned to the side in the upcoming tour of India.Right-handed opener Kaushal Silva was also omitted from the team that emerged victorious against Pakistan in the recent Test series held in the UAE.Mathews was ruled out of the Test series against Pakistan due to a calf muscle injury. Since making his Test debut in 2015, the 22-year-old Mendis was being seen as the best batting prospect for Sri Lanka after the retirement of Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene.Mendis will miss out on a Test match after 22 consecutive appearances since his debut. Former skipper Mathews returns to the side which features middle-order batsman Roshen Silva as the only uncapped player.Sri Lanka are slated to play three Tests, three ODIs and as many T20 Internationals in India.The squad will leave for India on Wednesday.Squad: Dinesh Chandimal (captain), Dimuth Karunaratne, Dhananjaya de Silva, Sadeera Samarawickrema, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimnne, Rangana Herath, Suranga Lakmal, Dilruwan Perera, Lahiru Gamage, Lakshan Sandakan, Vishwa Fernanado, Dasun Shanaka, Niroshan Dickwella and Roshen Silva.last_img read more

Born with a top Touch

first_imgPeter Norman continues a family legacy in Touch Football and attached is an article written about him in the Gold Coast Bulletin. Thanks to Greg Norman for providing the article content.Related Filesborn_with_a_top_touch-pdflast_img

Notre Dame Football Still Heavily Involved With 2 Elite Recruits

first_imgA closeup of a notre dame player's helmet.SOUTH BEND, IN – OCTOBER 07: A member of Notre Dame Fighting Irish holds up his helmet on the opening kickoff during the game against the Stanford Cardinal on October 7, 2006 at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)Notre Dame football inked 23 players with the opening of the early signing period on Wednesday, but the Fighting Irish are not done. Brian Kelly and his staff are still targeting a few other top players.One of them is already committed elsewhere, but he still may end up heading to South Bend.Four-star safety Asa Turner is the lone player in Washington’s 2019 class that has not yet signed with the Huskies. Chris Petersen isn’t happy about it.While he can’t refer directly to an unsigned player or situation, he was clearly thinking about Notre Dame when he discussed “vultures” in the recruiting game on Wednesday.Asa Turner could flip to Notre Dame football, and the Fighting Irish are clear favorites for four-star defensive end Isaiah Foskey.Unlike Turner, Foskey isn’t committed anywhere. All 16 247 crystal ball predictions for him have him signing with Notre Dame.He is set to make a commitment on National Signing Day in February. The California native is the No. 168 player in the country and No. 10 weak-side defensive end.Back in September, he announced a top five featuring the Irish, as well as Cal, Michigan, Ohio State, and Washington.A Man’s Gift makes room for him and brings him before great men. Proverbs 18:16 pic.twitter.com/rgBpveFGfA— Isaiah Fos? (@IFoskey) September 5, 2018Right now, 247 has Notre Dame at No. 13 in the country, with 21 players in the fold. With those two, they’ll push for a top 10 finish.last_img read more

James Franklin Addresses Potential Pitt Rivalry Renewal

first_img “It’s hard to predict the future… I think we’ve got to be creative in the ways that we look at it.”Franklin pointed out the different non-conference schedules affecting their outlook when it comes to their “scheduling philosophy.”Penn State plays nine in-conference games while Pitt plays eight.Franklin concluded that Penn State is open to continuing discussions with Pitt. But the deal must make sense for both sides.“We’re open to having discussions,” Franklin added. “But it’s got to equally make sense for both parties. It’s got to make sense for Pitt. It’s got to make sense for Penn State. I think this game will be sold out, but we had 104,000 last week, so we’re talking about probably an increase of 5,000 or 6,000. So it needs to be consistent for both parties.”The Nittany Lions have won back-to-back games against the Panthers, and own a 52-43-4 edge in the series.The game will be played on Saturday at 12:00 p.m. EST and will air on ABC.[Lions247] Shot of Penn State coach James Franklin.PISCATAWAY, NJ – NOVEMBER 17: Head coach James Franklin of the Penn State Nittany Lions runs onto the field with his team before taking on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at HighPoint.com Stadium on November 17, 2018 in Piscataway, New Jersey. (Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images)This Saturday will mark the 100th meeting between Penn State and in-state rival Pittsburgh. It will mark the fourth and final year of The Keystone Classic under the current four-year scheduling agreement, but the rivalry might not be going away forever.Speaking to the media ahead of the game, Penn State head coach James Franklin gave his thoughts on the rivalry. He said that he’s enjoyed the games and the fans have too.Via Lions247:“The games have been awesome… That first game (Pitt won at home, 42-39, in 2016) was an unbelievable game. The environment, I think we had the largest crowd in Heinz Field history for any sporting event, isn’t that correct? I mean, that’s pretty cool. We’ve had environments and crowds here that we have probably two or three times a year, but good, really good.”But while Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi all but dismissed the possibility of The Keystone Classic continuing, Franklin was not quite as convinced.last_img read more

DSME Names Newest Icebreaking LNG Carrier for Yamal Project

first_imgzoomNikolay Urvantsev. Image Courtesy: MOL On July 18, South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) held a naming ceremony for an icebreaking LNG carrier jointly ordered by Japanese Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and China COSCO Shipping Corporation Limited.The newbuilding has been named Nikolay Urvantsev, in honor of the famous Russian Arctic explorer and geologist.The Nikolay Urvantsev is the sister vessel of the Vladimir Rusanov and Vladimir Vize, that started transport service in 2018 under a long-term charter contract to transport LNG for the Yamal LNG Project 1&2.As informed, the Nikolay Urvantsev will also work for the Yamal LNG project following its delivery at DSME in July and icebreaking navigation without icebreaker support through the Northern Sea Route towards the Yamal LNG plant at Sabetta Port in Russia.The 172,000 cbm newbuild features a length of 299 meters and a breadth of 50 meters.The new LNG carrier not only has a high icebreaking capability of up to 2.1 meters but also a double-acting ice-breaking system to enable the vessel to navigate astern. MOL informed that apart from the icebreaking LNG carriers, construction of the four conventional LNG carriers also intended for the Yamal LNG Project, has been progressing as planned.last_img read more

DU to have another special drive before 8th cutoff

first_imgNEW DELHI: Delhi University will hold a special drive for DU Admission 2019. According to a senior official from DU, the admissions committee has told the university to organise a special admission drive for helping selected students complete the admission formalities on time. It may be noted that the special admission drive will be held before the 8th cut off list 2019.The report also claimed that only a few seats are left vacant that are to be filled through 8th cut off list. However, the majority of those seats fall under the ST category. This is the reason officials are conducting the admission drive to help ST students to take admission on those seats. The admission drive proposal has been prepared and shall be presented to the members of the admission committee. The Delhi University Committee will also be holding a meeting on Tuesday to finalize the future course of action in regard to DU admission 2019. Earlier, DU held the admission drive after the announcement of 6th cut off list for admission. In the admission drive, students were allowed to change their category accordingly for proceeding with the admission process in a hassle-free way.last_img read more

Bahrains Prime Minister awarded UN citation for efforts to help urban poor

5 March 2007Bahrain’s Prime Minister Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman al Khalifa today won a United Nations award for his efforts in improving the lot of the urban poor. The UN Human Settlements Programme, UN-HABITAT, which is mandated to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all, gave Sheikh Khalifa the 2006 Special Citation of the Habitat Scroll of Honour Award for his “impressive efforts in lifting the living standards of all Bahrainis through an active focus on poverty alleviation and modernization while preserving the cultural heritage” of his country. “UN-HABITAT applauds your efforts to place the urban poor at the centre of the modernization strategy for the Kingdom of Bahrain,” agency Executive Director Anna Tibaijuka said in a lettered delivered by a delegation in Manama, the capital. She praised Bahrain’s effort under Sheikh Khalifa’s leadership to increase the supply of housing units for citizens with very low incomes since 1971. “UN-HABITAT further appreciates your commitment to participatory urban governance, in particular your role in introducing directly-elected municipal councils and promoting citizen participation in decision making for the planning and management of cities,” she said. She expressed the hope that “this laudable achievement would inspire other countries in the region and beyond to benefit from the experience of the Kingdom of Bahrain.” The Special Citation is bestowed on individuals who have shown extraordinary commitment to the improvement of conditions of people living and working in poverty. read more

Grounding of Boeing jet complicates Uniteds 2020 planning

CHICAGO — The grounding of Boeing 737 Max airplanes is making it harder for United Airlines to plan for next year.United executives told analysts Wednesday they can assume that the airline won’t get all the Max jets it was expecting from Boeing through next year, and it will grow a bit slower as a result.Chicago-based United expected to have 30 Max jets in its fleet by now and planned to receive another 28 next year.Max jets around the world have been grounded since March after two deadly accidents. Boeing has suspended deliveries, and it’s unclear when the plane will be allowed to fly again.United recently agreed to buy 19 used 737s, but airline executives say that’s unrelated to the Max grounding.The Associated Press read more

UN report urges more funds for climate change adaptation warns on temperature

The first UNEP Adaptation Gap Report finds that even if global greenhouse gas emissions are cut to the level required to keep temperature rise below 2°C, the cost of climate change adaptation in developing countries is likely to reach two to three times the previous estimates of $70-100 billion per year by 2050.“Debating the economics of our response to climate change must become more honest,” said UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner in a press release on the challenges ahead, released as the first week of UN climate talks in Lima, Peru wrap up. That conference is set to conclude its work on 12 December.“As world leaders meet in Lima to take the critical next step in realizing a global agreement on climate change, this report underlines the importance of including comprehensive adaptation plans in the agreement.” The report assesses global adaptation gaps in finance, technology and knowledge, and lays out a framework for future work to better define and bridge those gaps. It calls for further action to cut emissions to prevent adaptation costs from soaring as wider and more-expensive action is needed to protect communities from the intensifying impacts of climate change.“The impacts of climate change are already beginning to be factored into the budgets of national and local authorities,” Mr. Steiner added, stressing the particular need to address the implications of climate change on least developed countries.He called on Governments to address the gaps in funding, technology and knowledge in future planning and budgeting and said the report was a “powerful reminder” that the potential cost of inaction carries a real price tag.To keep temperature rise within the necessary limits, UNEP’s Emissions Gap Report 2014 found that global carbon neutrality should be attained by mid-to-late century. Business as usual could lead to a rise far beyond the safe limits, potentially the spending needed for adaptation in the worst-case figures.The report expands on the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report, which estimated the cost of climate change adaptation in developing countries at $70-100 billion per year by 2050. The new report estimates the figure for 2050 as high as $250-500 billion per year, based on the assumption that emissions are cut to the targets required to limit global temperature rises. read more

RAW Highlights Sasha Banks returns Rollins vs Styles Steve Austin Miz vs

first_img Triple H Twitter Wrestling Fans Mourn The Loss Of WWE Legend Mean Gene Okerlund Stone Cold Steve Austin Hulk Hogan Videos Articles Google+ Mike Tedesco RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Videos Articles Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWrestling Fans Mourn The Loss Of WWE Legend Mean Gene OkerlundVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:38/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:34 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Remember The XFL? No? Well, It Might Be Making A Comeback WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Pinterest Facebook WWE posted these highlights after last night’s RAW from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Now Playing Up Next Stone Cold Steve Austin Reveals What He Misses Most About Wrestling ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin Declares Ric Flair The Greatest Wrestler Of All Time Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Steve Austin Shares Praise and Criticism of SummerSlam Now Playing Up Next WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton)last_img read more

Modric relishing special game against England at the World Cup

first_imgCroatia midfielder Luka Modric is relishing the prospect of taking on England for a place in the World Cup finalThe Real Madrid star has started all five of the side’s matches in the tournament and will be hoping to continue with his impressive form at Russia in order to keep up his bid to win the Golden Ball award.After playing over 240 minutes of football in their last knockout rounds against Denmark and Russia, Modric conceded that England may have an advantage over them heading into today’s encounter.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“Always playing England is special,” said Modric, according to the Evening Standard.“They’re a great team, doing a great tournament so far, like us. They’re suffering less, but showed against Sweden the great quality they have and we’re expecting a tough match – but we will be ready.”While Harry Kane has scored six of England’s 11 goals, Croatia’s versatility may prove to be an advantage with the squad having had eight different scorers at the World Cup.last_img read more

BTVI gets ALIV sponsorship

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppGrand Bahama May 9, 2017 – The Bahamas Technical & Vocational Institute (BTVI) has received a $30,000 sponsorship from mobile company ALIV.The sponsorship is a three-year contract with BTVI making ALIV the school’s official telecommunications sponsor and covering commencement at the New Providence and Grand Bahama campuses. The sponsorship also introduces two new ALIV Outstanding Graduate awards. During a press conference last week, ALIV CEO Damian Blackburn also announced that the company will be opening ALIV mobile experience stores on both BTVI campuses soon.Blackburn said he hoped the sponsorship would encourage students to continue their education and to find fulfilling careers afterwards. He also noted that BTVI graduates were invited to look for possible openings and graduate trainee programs at ALIV on their website. “We believe in working with the community and have created programs and partnered with organizations directed at areas that will have the most sustainable and positive impact on the country,” said Blackburn.BTVI President Dr. Robert Robertson also gave remarks before the contract signing. Robertson said the school was excited about the new initiative and thanked ALIV for the sponsorship. Blackburn presented Robertson with the first installment of $10,000, which will go towards to the awards and 2017 commencement ceremonies.#MagneticMediaNews#ALIVMobile#BTVI Related Items:#magneticmedianews, ALIV Mobile, bahamas technical and vocational institute, BTVI Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

How Maluca Mala Is Flipping The Script With Her Daring Sound

first_img Twitter Amara La Negra On Her Afro-Latina Identity Karol GPhoto: Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images Bad BunnyPhoto: Steven Ferdman/Getty Images Ibeyi Are Leaving Their Mark On U.S. Pop Culture How Bad Bunny Is Putting Latin Trap On The Map The Latinas Of ‘Women Who Rock’ Facebook Read more Princess Nokia Photo: Burak Cingi/Redferns Amara La Negra Photo: Mike Pont/Getty Images Inside Maluca Mala’s Daring Sound How Maluca Mala Is Flipping The Script With Her Daring Sound Karol GPhoto: Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images Celia CruzPhoto: M. Caulfield/WireImage News The Latinas Of ‘Women Who Rock’ Prev Next How Bad Bunny Is Putting Latin Trap On The Map Princess Nokia Is Making Space For The Voiceless Amara La Negra On Her Afro-Latina Identity Esperanza SpaldingPhoto: Noam Galai/Getty Images Esperanza SpaldingPhoto: Noam Galai/Getty Images Email Princess Nokia Photo: Burak Cingi/Redferns Inside Maluca Mala’s Daring Sound Amara La Negra Photo: Mike Pont/Getty Images Princess Nokia Photo: Burak Cingi/Redferns Bad BunnyPhoto: Steven Ferdman/Getty Images Esperanza SpaldingPhoto: Noam Galai/Getty Images The Latinas Of ‘Women Who Rock’ IbeyiPhoto: David Wolff – Patrick/Redferns Esperanza Spalding Is Making Waves In Her Own Lane Ibeyi Are Leaving Their Mark On U.S. Pop Culture Celia CruzPhoto: M. Caulfield/WireImage Hispanic Heritage Month 2018 Karol GPhoto: Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images 7 Artists Who Have Added New Life To Reggaeton Princess Nokia Is Making Space For The Voiceless IbeyiPhoto: David Wolff – Patrick/Redferns Inside Maluca Mala’s Daring Sound 7 Artists Who Have Added New Life To Reggaeton Amara La Negra Photo: Mike Pont/Getty Images Amara La Negra On Her Afro-Latina Identity Bad BunnyPhoto: Steven Ferdman/Getty Images Princess Nokia Is Making Space For The Voiceless Celia CruzPhoto: M. Caulfield/WireImage Maluca MalaPhoto: J. Grassi/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images Maluca MalaPhoto: J. Grassi/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images How Bad Bunny Is Putting Latin Trap On The Map Maluca MalaPhoto: J. Grassi/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images Inside Maluca Mala’s Daring Sound how-maluca-mala-flipping-script-her-daring-sound Esperanza Spalding Is Making Waves In Her Own Lane Ibeyi Are Leaving Their Mark On U.S. Pop Culture Meet the Bronx-born, Dominican singer who has been mixing Latin genres like merengue with dance beats and female-empowering lyricsJennifer VelezGRAMMYs Sep 21, 2018 – 6:31 pm Maluca Mala’s stage name carries weight. Meaning “bad woman” in Spanish, Maluca took a name that has a derogatory history and turned it into a powerful statement. Esperanza Spalding Is Making Waves In Her Own Lane “I grew up being called Maluca. It was a very endearing name,” she said in an interview with Latina. “But one time I searched its meaning, and I learned that it’s used in Latin American countries to describe a Black woman, or really like a woman in blackface, which is obviously bad and has a negative connotation. But, for me, it’s always been positive, never a way to put me down.”The singer, who is Bronx-born with Dominican roots, paired “maluca” with “mala” or “bad” in English—inspired by urban culture’s use of bad as being powerful or “daring” as she told Latina—and became Maluca Mala.Her sound is daring too. Throughout her career, Maluca has meshed genres like hip-hop, merengue – a musical genre deriving from the Dominican Republic – with electronic dance music and has been at the forefront of other genres like “tropical punk” and “ghetto techno.” With lyrics in simultaneous English and Spanish, or Spanglish, she denounces European beauty standards, empowers Afro-Latinas to be confident with who they are, reclaims gender stereotypes or just sings about love with a fun and innovative beat.  While being in the underground scene for years, Maluca has collaborated with big names in pop culture. She has been associated with Mad Decent, a L.A.based Record Label headed by GRAMMY winner Diplo, and been featured on tracks by GRAMMY-nominated singer Robyn and electro-music project Mexican Institute Of Sound.Listen to the music below to learn more about Maluca Mala’s sound:”El Tigeraso”The story goes that “El Tigeraso” was made after Maluca met Diplo at a karaoke bar. The song has a merengue influence that comes together with electro and lyrics boasts to men about “having it all.””Mala”Maluca embraces her blackness and her bold personality in “Mala.” “I wrote the record as a way to highlight all the negative things people told me about myself,” she told V Magazine. “You have bad hair, you’re crazy, you’re too tough…and embrace them. Yes, my hair is nappy and I look like a witch and I’m crazy, but you love it! I’ve had self-esteem issues for many years and now that I’m in my 30s I’m just really f***ing feeling myself.””Trigger”In “Trigger,” Maluca sings about love over a raggeton beat: ” Don’t care what they all gonna say/ I just want a magnum love everyday/ Coming like a bang and you know I’m not afraid/ To pull that trigger, gonna pull that trigger.”                                                         7 Artists Who Have Added New Life To Reggaeton IbeyiPhoto: David Wolff – Patrick/Redfernslast_img read more

BGEs Minority Business Program Is Praised

first_imgA Maryland-based utility company that has a program that will enhance contracting opportunities for minority businesses for large corporations is getting positive reviewsBaltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) has operated the Focus 25 program, which entails a strategic, small business development program to help educate businesses – particularly firms that are diversity-certified – about how to navigate large corporate processes. BGE has purchased $182 million in goods and services in recent years from diversity-certified suppliers and it has the strong backing of its President and CEO Calvin G. Butler Jr.“Some years ago I decided it would be beneficial to partner with Wayne Frazier, [president] of the Maryland Washington Minority Companies Association” Butler said, “to make a difference in our community.”BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon, a national energy company,  the largest gas and electric utility in Maryland. The company provides services to more than 1.2 million electric customers and more than 650,000 natural gas consumers in central Maryland.The electric company provides services to Baltimore City and all or part of Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Carroll, Harford, Howard, Montgomery and Prince George’s counties while the gas component covers the previously mentioned jurisdictions plus Cecil and Frederick counties.Butler’s goal is to have 25 percent of his company’s contracting work done by minority- and women-owned businesses by 2025, and he and Frazier have devised a strategy in order to accomplish that.“Wayne and I discussed making a difference through mentorships,” Butler said. “Focus 25 was the result [of our discussions] and our focus has been using strategic measurement tools in order to drive a difference.”Butler said that the program provides rigorous technical assistance, coaching and direct access to key BGE executives and project directors, committed to growing these critical supplier partnerships.The program’s inaugural class consisted of 10 companies in 2013. The leaders of those companies were introduced to BGE senior management and commodities buyers who helped them complete the required business filings to continue in the program. Butler said the entrepreneurs were also introduced to large prime investors who encouraged them to produce greater, more aggressive results in their businesses.“We utilized aggressive metrics and those results started speaking for themselves,” Butler said. “These suppliers now have multi-million dollar contracts because they were able to meet large companies outside of BGE and become community leaders by employing from within communities where they exist.”Butler said that the program works with firms in the fields of public relations, legal, accounting and “not just construction.”Baltimore’s P&J Contracting, an African-American firm known for its demolition expertise, has participated in Focus 25 and is reportedly seeing positive results in its bottom line.Shreedhar Shah, who is the president of Shah & Associates located in Gaithersburg, Md., is a 2014 graduate of Focus 25 and has clients such as the City of Baltimore, the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs and PEPCO, a Mid-Atlantic utility company.Shah has nothing but praise for Focus 25.“They really get right into what it takes to do business with BGE,” Shah said. “We have a great relationship and this is not a handout. What they do is open up access and gives you a seat at their table.“They don’t guarantee you anything,” he added, “but give you a chance to present yourself to the company and to offer your products and services.”Shah said Focus 25 is unprecedented and unheard of in minority corporate contracting programs. He said that small and minority businesses often have a harder time contracting with large corporations than with public entities such as the city of Baltimore.“I have never seen anything like this before,” Shah said. “Calvin Butler Jr. on down gets supplier diversity and the importance of doing business with local firms.”Reporter Shantella Sherman contributed to this reportlast_img read more

Kinect SDK Is Coming To Your PC This Spring

first_imgMicrosoft has realized even more of the Kinect’s potential. It might give the company an edge against the iPad craze that Apple has started. I do wonder when Microsoft will release the first selection of software for Kinect SKD.Via Hot Hardware Kinect SKD will launch this Spring, according to a recent blog post by Microsoft. The Kinect SKD will let PC users to use their body as a mouse in Kinect supported PC games. Here is what Microsoft stated in the post regarding Kinect SKD-The community that has blossomed since the launch of Kinect for Xbox 360 in November shows the breadth of invention and depth of imagination possible when people have access to ground-breaking technology. Already, researchers, academics and enthusiasts are thinking through what’s next in natural and intuitive technology. For example, in January I mentioned Craig’s talk at the Cleveland Clinic, where he highlighted students at the University of Washington’s Biorobotics Lab using Kinect with a commercially available PHANTOM Omni Haptic Device to explore how robotic surgery could be enhanced by incorporating the sense of feel. The Kinect for Windows SDK is being developed and released by Microsoft Research (MSR) in collaboration with IEB. It will be available this spring as a free download, and will give academic researchers and enthusiasts access to key pieces of the Kinect system–such as the audio technology, system application programming interfaces and direct control of the Kinect sensor itself.last_img read more

Researchers find a way to reduce contact resistance with molybdenum disulphide nanosheets

first_img © 2014 Phys.org Two-dimensional sheets of electronic materials show promise for practical nanoelectronics Journal information: Nature Materials While carbon nanotubes have dominated the headlines in the search for the basis of the next generation of computer chips, scientists have been making inroads using other materials as well—one in particular, MoS2, has shown promise. It’s actually been used to create working electronic devices. Unfortunately, its use in mass producible devices has been limited by the same constraint as that found with carbon nanotubes—the resistance that occurs when attempting to connect the semiconductor to other electronics. The problem comes about because the sheets are so thin, attempting to attach wires has been problematic and research into doping methods has not gone well. In this new effort, the researchers have found a way to change the phase of a sheet of MoS2 from a semiconductor, to metallic, i.e. a fully conducting contact.The idea is that if a tiny section of a MoS2 sheet can be phase shifted to a metallic state, then wires could very easily be connected to it, and that’s exactly what they team has done—they developed a process they call lithiation which modifies the MoS2 to the metallic phase, by exposing the material to n-butyl lithium. To make sure it really works, they successfully built several field effect transistors using the modified sheets.There are still some problems however, the team is having trouble finding a way to accurately phase shift just the part of a sheet they’re after, and because MoS2 is metastable, it tends to shift back to its purely semiconductor phase under certain conditions, and the researchers aren’t sure just yet what exactly those conditions are. The team is working on these issues, of course—one possible solution may be in producing MoS2 differently—creating flakes using exfoliation, perhaps or chemical vapor deposition. More information: Phase-engineered low-resistance contacts for ultrathin MoS2 transistors, Nature Materials (2014) DOI: 10.1038/nmat4080AbstractUltrathin molybdenum disulphide (MoS2) has emerged as an interesting layered semiconductor because of its finite energy bandgap and the absence of dangling bonds. However, metals deposited on the semiconducting 2H phase usually form high-resistance (0.7 kΩ μm–10 kΩ μm) contacts, leading to Schottky-limited transport. In this study, we demonstrate that the metallic 1T phase of MoS2 can be locally induced on semiconducting 2H phase nanosheets, thus decreasing contact resistances to 200–300 Ω μm at zero gate bias. Field-effect transistors (FETs) with 1T phase electrodes fabricated and tested in air exhibit mobility values of ~50 cm2 V−1 s−1, subthreshold swing values below 100 mV per decade, on/off ratios of >107, drive currents approaching ~100 μA μm−1, and excellent current saturation. The deposition of different metals has limited influence on the FET performance, suggesting that the 1T/2H interface controls carrier injection into the channel. An increased reproducibility of the electrical characteristics is also obtained with our strategy based on phase engineering of ​MoS2. (Phys.org) —A team of researchers with members from Rutgers University and Los Alamos National Laboratory has found a way to get around the problem of metals forming high-resistance when deposited on 2H phase molybdenum disulphide (MoS2). In their paper published in the journal Nature Materials, the team describes how they came up with a process for inducing 2H phase nanosheets to the metallic 1T phase, thereby reducing contact resistance.center_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Crystal structures of the 2H and 1T phases, respectively. In the upper diagram, trigonal prismatic (a) and octahedral (b) coordinations are shown. The lower panel shows the c-axis view of single-layer TMD with trigonal prismatic (a) and octahedral (b) coordinations. Atom colour code: purple, metal; yellow, chalcogen. Credit: Nature Materials (2014) doi:10.1038/nmat4080 Citation: Researchers find a way to reduce contact resistance with molybdenum disulphide nanosheets (2014, September 5) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-09-contact-resistance-molybdenum-disulphide-nanosheets.html Explore furtherlast_img read more