Region 10 schools going smart, solar in 2019

first_imgStarting in 2019, the Region 10 Department of Education will be focusing on the green initiative and bringing schools on board to rely on renewable energy.Regional Education Officer of Region 10 (ag) Keane Adams says solar panels will be installed in more schools in the new year. Another transition the department will be making is to transform traditional chalkboard classrooms into smart classrooms which will revolutionise learning to meet the standards of a technological educational sector.“That is one criterion we are trying to fill, come 2019, we will have more solar energies in all schools and in 2019 too, we will have smart classrooms where children will be better able to interact, it will no longer be chalk and talk, so we are getting there,” Adams told the Department of Information.For this new term, most schools were given a facelift, allowing the children to commence the new school term in a cleaner, brighter and more conduciveKeane Adamsenvironment. The focus, according to Adams, was the beautification of sanitary blocks, the physical infrastructure and the overall aesthetics of the school, so that children, as well as teachers, can feel more comfortable and learning can be done more effectively.“I am happy and elated that children are better accommodated because for Region 10, we would have exhausted our budget for furniture and equipment, schools are better equipped. We are not 100 per cent, but we are better than where we were six months ago. We are a bit more comfortable,” Adams is quoted by the Department of Public Information as saying.The schools that would have seen extensive refurbishing are the South Amelia’s Ward, Pine Street, Republic Avenue, Kwakwani Water Front, Kwakwani Park, Retrieve Nursery Schools, the Mackenzie and Watooka Day Primary Schools and the Christianburg Wismar and the Linden Foundation Secondary School as well the Mackenzie High School amongst others. Refurbishing works include tiling, painting, ceiling, replacement of equipment and furniture and other improvement works to the physical structure of the school.last_img read more

40 footballers when they were kids – guess who!

first_imgThey are famous faces the world over, but can you recognise them as angelic little kiddy winks?Check out the video above.All together now… ahhhhhhhhhh!last_img

GARDA WHO SAVED DOUBLE KILLER GALLAGHER SAYS HE WOULD DO IT AGAIN

first_imgThe heroic Garda who saved the life of double-killer John Gallagher has said he would do it again.Retired Detective Tom Needham bravely jumped into more than 10 feet of water to pull the 22 year old killer from his car.Gallagher had driven off a pier near Donegal Town as he went on the run after killing mother and daughter Anne and Annie Gillespie in the grounds of Sligo General Hospital on September 18th, 1988. He had fixed himself to the steering wheel of the car with handcuffs he had brought but Tom managed to get a cutters and drag Gallagher to safety.Amazingly the former detective, who retired 11 years ago, says he thinks Gallagher was under-water for up to 20 minutes.He told Donegal Daily “Again the emergency services got there and stuff, I would say it was up to 20 minutes.“I think there may have been a pocket of air in the car which helped him to survive. “When I got him out of the water, I squeezed his stomach very hard and he started to come around a bit. He didn’t say anything because he wasn’t in a state to speak,” said Mr Needham.Looking back to the shocking events almost 25 years ago, Tom, who was then in his 40s, said he was only doing his duty.And he says he would do the same thing again.“The thinking that any Garda has is that it is part of our training. Our thought is always on the preservation of life and that’s my thought today despite all that has happened,” he said.Tom said he never thought Gallagher was insane because he drove his car and tried to get back to his home in Lifford but was caught. Although he may now be planning a bid for freedom from the Central Mental Hospital where he handed himself in two weeks ago, Tom says Gallagher will always have a life sentence hanging over him.“Maybe it has started to play on his mind now. If it had not stuck there may be a few more on his list.“My job was to save his life. He has to live with the rest of his life with his actions and it plays on his mind every day for the rest of his life.“It’s a sentence even though he might be a free man he has to live with it. It’s a life sentence for everyone involved,” he said. Despite his heroic actions in saving a life, Tom revealed he has never been recognised for his actions.GARDA WHO SAVED DOUBLE KILLER GALLAGHER SAYS HE WOULD DO IT AGAIN was last modified: May 26th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:Central Mental HospitalJohn GallagherTOM NEEDHAMlast_img read more

Why are these massive planets so close to their suns?

first_imgThe huge gas-swaddled planet 51 Pegasi b orbits just 7.5 million kilometers from its parent star (a distance about one-eighth the size of Mercury’s orbit)—so close, in fact, that its “year” lasts just 4 Earth days or so. Other such “hot Jupiters” orbit their suns even closer than that. Ever since this odd class of planets was first discovered about 2 decades ago, scientists have wondered how gas giants, a type of planet found only in our outer solar system, end up in orbits so exceedingly close to their parent stars? Previous studies have suggested that gravitational interactions with other large planets in their solar systems created orbital chaos that drove them inward from a more distant orbit. A new analysis supports that notion. Researchers used software to simulate the planetary motions within a two-planet system: one being a Jupiter-sized planet (depicted in the artist’s concept above) orbiting its parent star at about the same distance Earth orbits the sun, and the other a large planet in a highly tilted orbit that was slightly larger. Over a simulated interval of 200 million years, the inner planet slowly migrated even farther inward to become a “warm Jupiter” orbiting its parent star at about the same distance Mercury does in our solar system, the researchers report online today in Science. (Previous studies have identified six distant solar systems that include both a warm Jupiter and a large companion planet in a highly tilted orbit, the researchers note.) Over the life of a star, which can last billions of years, continued gravitational interactions with the other large planet in the system could drive a warm Jupiter even closer to its parent star, converting it into a hot Jupiter.last_img read more

Those conspiring for President’s Rule in Maharashtra are insulting people’s mandate: Sanjay Raut

first_imgSenior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Wednesday claimed there was a “consensus” between the BJP and his party before the Maharashtra Assembly elections on sharing the chief minister’s post.Amid the stalemate continuing over government formation in the state, Mr. Raut told reporters here that no fresh proposal has been received from the BJP or sent to it.He claimed farmers and the working class want a Shiv Sena chief minister and have hopes and expectations from the Uddhav Thackeray-led party.To a question on when there would be a consensus on the chief minister’s post, the Rajya Sabha member said, “There was a consensus on the post before elections.”Ruling out any new proposal for government formation, Mr. Raut reiterated that the Shiv Sena expects implementation of what was decided and agreed upon before the elections.“Why waste time on new proposals. We want a discussion on what was agreed upon earlier. No new proposal has been received or sent,” he said.On the possibility of imposition of President’s rule in the state, Mr. Raut said, “We will not be responsible for it. Those conspiring to do this are insulting the people’s mandate.”He said wherever Uddhav Thackeray and his son Aaditya Thackeray, who won the state polls from Worli seat in Mumbai, were touring to review crop losses due to unseasonal rains, the farmers and working class were looking at the party with hopes and expectations.“All are eager to have chief minister from the Shiv Sena,” he said.Mr. Raut refused to respond to a question on whether the NCP has agreed to share the chief minister’s post. “We will talk about it,” he said.The Sharad Pawar-led NCP on Tuesday said a political alternative can be worked out in the state if the Shiv Sena declared that it had snapped ties with the BJP.Sources in the NCP said their party wants Arvind Sawant, the lone Shiv Sena minister in the Union government, to resign before going ahead further with the Sena.There has been no headway in government formation after results of the state polls were declared on October 24.The BJP, which won 105 seats, and the Shiv Sena, which bagged 56 seats, are locked in a bitter tussle over sharing of the chief minister’s post and ministerial portfolios in new government, even 13 days after the Assembly poll verdict handed them enough seats to cobble up a coalition government.They won 161 seats together in the 288-member House, much above the halfway mark of 145.Besides, the opposition NCP won 54 seats while the Congress got 44 seats.last_img read more

Coach Kerr takes backseat in Warriors rout of Suns

first_imgGlobe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Draymond Green leads the Golden State Warriors’ huddle during a timeout in their game against the Phoenix Suns. APOAKLAND, Calif. — With the grind of a long NBA season wearing on his team, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr believed it was time for his players to hear a new voice in the huddle: their own.Kerr turned over most of the coaching duties to his players on Monday night and they responded in fine fashion, playing with more focus than they had in recent weeks in a 129-83 victory over the Phoenix Suns.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Payton scored 16 points in the first quarter before Curry got on the scoreboard, but he got little help. Payton made his first seven shots, but his teammates started 1 for 15 and the Warriors managed to take a 25-24 lead by the end of the first after being outscored by 32 points in the first quarter of the previous three games.Curry scored 10 points in the second quarter as Golden State built a 17-point lead at the half and coasted the rest of the way.”We have so many smart basketball minds on our team,” Casspi said. ”The guys really used this opportunity to run things they like.”TIP-INSSuns: G Devin Booker (hip pointer) missed his fourth straight game, and G Tyler Ulis (back) sat for the second straight game. … Phoenix has lost 12 straight in Oakland, last winning here on Feb. 7, 2011.Warriors: G Patrick McCaw, who has been spending time in the G League between NBA games trying to get his confidence back, scored nine points in the second quarter after having just eight in the previous 10 games. He then left the game with a sprained right wrist.QUOTABLE”I was horrible actually. I thought about a play and forgot the second option and had two guys on the wrong place on the board and I actually got a delay of game coming out of halftime because I was scrambling,” Curry said about his role as a coach.FATHER-SONCurry’s 22 points gave him and his father, Dell, a combined 28,883 points in their careers, tying Rick and Brent Barry for the third-most ever by a father-son combination, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Joe and Kobe Bryant have the most of any duo with 38,895 (33,643 from Kobe). Read Next Mitchell delivers down the stretch, rallies Jazz past Spurs Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH UP NEXTSuns: Visit Utah on Wednesday.Warriors: Visit Portland on Wednesday. Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday02:25Raptors or Warriors? PBA players take their pick of NBA champ01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?01:29Police 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 Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoisescenter_img 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting ”It’s the players’ team,” Kerr said. ”It’s their team and they have to take ownership of it. As coaches, our job is to nudge them in the right direction, guide them. We don’t control them. They determine their own fate. I don’t think we’ve focused well the last month. It just seemed like the right thing to do.”Kerr said he told the players of his plan after the previous game and they ran the show for most of the day. Andre Iguodala took over at morning shootaround, JaVale McGee ran the computer for the film session and Iguodala, Draymond Green and David West got most of the work designing plays and running the huddle during timeouts.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutKerr and his assistants handled the substitutions before allowing the players to take over from there.”It had to do with me trying to reach my team and I have not reached them the last month,” Kerr said. ”They’re tired of my voice. I’m tired of my voice. I wasn’t reaching them so we figured this was a good night to pull something out of the hat.” LATEST STORIES After the game, Kerr made a point of seeking out Phoenix interim coach Jay Triano to tell him the move wasn’t made out of any disrespect for the Suns, who became the first team to reach 40 losses this season.”You have to do what you have to do to build your own team up,” Triano said. ”If he thinks that helps them, I tip my hat.”Stephen Curry scored 22 points for the Warriors. Omri Casspi added 19 in a rare start in place of the injured Green and Kevin Durant had 17 as Golden State won its 12th straight in the series, its longest active streak against any team.Elfrid Payton scored 29 points in his second game since being acquired at the trade deadline from Orlando, but Phoenix still lost its sixth straight and 11th in the past 12 games.”We have to keep fighting,” Payton said. ”We can’t hang our heads. That’s the great thing about the NBA, there’s another game in two days. So learn from it, get better ready to have a better effort.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments AFP official booed out of forum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencerslast_img read more

Mark Barroca wins PBA Governors’ Cup Finals MVP

first_imgIs Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Terrence Romeo tells Leo Austria: ‘I don’t care if I’m starting or not, I just want to win’ Barroca, who is now a six-time PBA champion, averaged 11 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists and 1.8 steals per game in the championship round.“This championship is special because it’s been a long time since we won the championship,” Barroca said in a TV interview shortly after the final buzzer of Game 6.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LATEST STORIES Magnolia guard Mark Barroca more than made up for his rough play in Game 4 that nearly cost him a suspension with a Finals MVP performance in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup title series against Alaska.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Mark Barroca upon receiving his Finals MVP trophy. #PBA2018 pic.twitter.com/oAbi3YobeJ— Bong Lozada (@BLozadaINQ) December 19, 2018 TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ The 32-year-old Barroca helped the Hotshots close out the Aces in six games with 13 points, five rebounds, four assists and one steal in a masterful 102-86 victory Wednesday night.Barroca bagged his second Finals MVP plum after also earning the recognition back in the 2014 Philippine Cup.Magnolia gave the Purefoods franchise its 14 crown overall and ended a four-year title drought.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime 2018 clears FCC, expected to launch soon

first_imgSamsung is gearing up to launch a range of smartphone next year — the key highlight of them will be the successors of the Galaxy S8 and S8+, aka Galaxy S9 and S9+. The South Korean smartphone manufacturer is apparently planning to launch a J series phone as well — its is the Galaxy J5 Prime (2018). The smartphone was earlier spotted on GFXBench — which revealed that the device will not be a much refershed version when compared to the original J5 Prime which was launched back in 2016.  The smartphone — J5 Prime 2018 has now cleared the US-based regulatory body FCC, hitting at the imminent launch. Samsung is also planning to announce a foldable phone, and 3 A series phones, aka Galaxy A5, A7, and A8 (2018) next year.The FCC listing — like usual — reveals some details about the upcoming smartphone. It reveals that the J5 Prime 2018 edition will be a dual-SIM smartphone and will come with a model number of SM-G571F/DS. Although there are no official words by Samsung on the J5 Prime 2018 edition, going by the reports, it seems, the smartphone may be announced in the early days of 2018.Apart from the model number, the FCC listing also reveals some minor specs details about the smartphone. It suggests that the J5 Prime 2018 will come with several connectivity options like — 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, Wi-Fi, and GPS support. The smartphone is expected to come with a non-removable battery. The FCC listing doesn’t reveal any further details about the device.advertisementAlso Read: Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 spotted online with slim bezels and dual selfie camerasGalaxy J5 Prime (2018) was earlier spotted on GFX Bench. The benchmark listing unveiled almost all the specs details about the smartphone. However, it is noteworthy that this hasn’t been confirmed by Samsung as of yet. Going by the benchmark listing, the Galaxy J5 Prime (2018) will be powered by Samsung’s Exynos 7570 quad-core processor coupled with 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage.The display, when compared to the previously announced J5 Prime will be much smaller. The J5 Prime comes with a 5-inch HD display, while the J5 Prime 2018 edition is tipped to come with a 4.8-inch display with a 1280 x 720-pixel resolution. The smartphone is expected to come with Android 7.1 Nougat.As of now, there are no words on if the smartphone will get Android Oreo update. Well chances are J5 Prime 2018 phone will be upgraded to Oreo, the reason being, the original J5 Prime was actually launched with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. But however, back in October this year, the smartphone started receiving Android 7.0 Nougat update. This probably leaves us with little chances that like the J5 Prime, the 2018 edition may also be upgraded to the next software version — which is — Android Oreo.Meanwhile, the benchmark listing also reveals the camera details as well. It suggests that the Galaxy J5 Prime (2018) will come with a12-megapixel camera on the back, while on the front it will sport an 8-megapixel selfie camera.last_img read more

India vs West Indies, World Cup 2019: Weather Updates from Manchester on Thursday

first_img India Today Web Desk ManchesterJune 27, 2019UPDATED: June 27, 2019 09:19 IST Reuters PhotoIndia will aim to continue with their unbeaten streak in the ongoing World Cup when they face a low-on-confidence West Indies team at Old Trafford on Thursday.After coming out with commanding performances in their first three World Cup games, the Men in Blue had to toil hard against Afghanistan to earn their fourth victory of the ongoing tournament in their last game.Riding on Mohammad Shami’s hat-trick, India successfully defended a below par total at a sluggish Rose Bowl wicket in Southampton last Saturday.Against Windies, Shami is likely to retain his place in the playing XI as India are unlikely to risk playing Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who was sidelined due to a hamstring injury.The top-order has performed in all the four completed matches and has been the strength of the Indian team. However, the middle order looked a bit scratchy against Afghanistan and Virat Kohli would want M.S. Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav and Vijay Shankar to get into the groove and perform against the attacking bowling line-up of the Windies.With nine points from five games, India are comfortably positioned in the top four and require two wins out of the remaining four games to book their place in the semi-finals.#TeamIndia openers having a go at in the nets ahead of the game against West Indies.#CWC19 pic.twitter.com/Z19Nvt1Ux7BCCI (@BCCI) June 26, 2019Now on to a West Indies which needs a victory to have any chance of reaching the semifinals after a dramatic, five-wicket loss to 2015 runner-up New Zealand. Carlos Brathwaite’s remarkable century and dismissal – caught on the boundary – trying to hit a six for victory has boosted confidence within a West Indies team that promised so much but has only one victory so far.advertisementBut with the mathematical permutations still giving them an outside chance for a semi-final berth, West Indies will aim to pull off a complete performance against an in-form Indian side.MANCHESTER WEATHER UPDATESNot the ideal conditions for training today pic.twitter.com/la1uheffS8BCCI (@BCCI) June 25, 2019Wet weather has had a bigger impact on this tournament than any of previous World Cup, with India having to share points with New Zealand because their June 13 game was washed out at Trent Bridge – one of three games abandoned without a ball bowled.India’s win over archrival Pakistan in Manchester was also interrupted by rain, one of three results that have involved the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern run-rate calculators coming out. The forecast is for some heat for Thursday’s India-West Indies game, in the air – and on the field. India vs West Indies, World Cup 2019: Weather Updates from Manchester on Thursday (Screengrab from AccuWeather) India vs West Indies, World Cup 2019: Weather Updates from Manchester on Thursday (Screengrab from AccuWeather)Squads:India: Virat Kohli (c), Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, MS Dhoni (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul, Mohammed Shami, Vijay Shankar, Rohit Sharma, Kuldeep YadavWest Indies: Jason Holder (c), Chris Gayle, Kemar Roach, Darren Bravo, Sunil Ambris, Shai Hope, Sheldon Cottrell, Evin Lewis, Shannon Gabriel, Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Shimron Hetmyer, Fabian Allen, Oshane Thomas, Nicholas PooranAlso Read | India vs West Indies: Dream11 Playing 11, Captain and Vice-Captain PredictionAlso Read | We Bleed Blue: Bharat Arun on controversy surrounding India’s World Cup 2019 orange jerseyAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Match against India, an opportunity to showcase our skills, says Jason HolderFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow India vs West Indies Manchester weatherFollow manchester weather forecastFollow manchester weather india vs west indies Next India vs West Indies, World Cup 2019: Weather Updates from Manchester on ThursdayIndia vs West Indies, World Cup 2019: Here’s all that you need to know about the weather forecast and prediction for rain on Thursday at Old Trafford, Manchester.advertisementlast_img read more