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New CR men’s basketball coach Aaron Hungerford putting his priority on building a competitive roster

first_imgEureka >> For the second consecutive month of March, Aaron Hungerford is prepping for the transition to a new job.Unlike the last one, though, he doesn’t even have to move offices.Hungerford’s transition from head coach of the College of the Redwoods women’s basketball team to taking over the men’s program is official, with Monday’s announcement that the 34-year-old former Humboldt State assistant coach is taking over for Justin Mora is now breaking news to nobody at Coach Tregs Gymnasium.Muc …last_img

The Parts List for Hearing

first_imgMake Like a BatIf you have good high-frequency hearing, you can use echoes to “see” your way around with sound, like a bat does. Researchers at the University of Southampton found that the high-frequency response gives the best results. This is a way blind people can compensate for loss of sight by leveraging the precision audio response of the ears.Bats, like dolphins, use biosonar for locating food. A paper in PNAS describes how they adjust the gape of their mouth to act as a zoom lens when they emit clicks. The prey have their ways for fighting back. Another paper in PNAS says that hawkmoths emit ultrasound to “jam” the bats’ sonar. The article claims that this jamming ability evolved separately two times in the moths.Update 5/13/15: Science Daily says that eardrums evolved independently in mammals and reptiles/birds; “convergent evolution can often result in structures that resemble each other so much that they appear to be homologous,” the evolutionist says.Ignore the evolutionary stories (good grief, convergent evolution again). Focus on the main thing: Ears are amazingly intricate organs. Talk about irreducible complexity! Imagine Darwinian luck getting even two proteins to work together, let alone 300 to a thousand. Look at the illustration. As elegant and lovely as it is, it would be useless without an even more complex brain able to receive the electrical impulses and interpret them.Things this complex, with such high performance specifications, do NOT just happen. The design is so over-the-top beautiful and functional, why do we even pay attention to mere humans who make up stories, saying it evolved? Get real; get intelligent design science. Image: Courtesy of Nelson Kiang, MEE(Visited 178 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Want to hear what goes on when you hear sounds? Hair cells wave in the fluid, responding to specific frequencies, and hundreds of proteins go into action.Talk about splitting hairs. Harvard Medical School begins a press release with some gee-whiz facts about the hair cells involved in hearing:For balance, five separate patches of hair cells sense movement and tell the brain where the head is in space while translating the pull of gravity.For hearing, a five cell-wide ribbon of 16,000 hair cells spirals inside the cochlea, the snail-shaped structure where hair cells vibrate in response to sound waves. Every cycle of sound waves sends microscopic cilia on the tips of these cells back and forth, riding a trampoline of cells suspended between two fluid-filled spaces.The movement opens pores in the cells, allowing electrical current to flow inside.  This conversion of mechanical to electrical signals sends nerve impulses to the brain, which then “hears” the sound.In their efforts to understand the causes of hereditary deafness, researchers at HMS have tried to first identify a “parts list” of players. Working with mice, they have identified about 300 genes involved in hearing so far, but they think only one-third of proteins are known.The cutaway diagram of a cochlea in the article looks like a highly structured, well-organized array of cells. (Image: Courtesy of Nelson Kiang, MEE). The hair cells are colored green. This array, resembling the keyboard of a pipe organ, tapers in the coils of the cochlea, with each rank of hair cells responding to specific frequencies.last_img read more

Play Your Part episode 18: get involved

first_imgYou can get involved with guests Pria Hassan, Lindo Duma, David Masilela and Oupa Pilane – and be part of their efforts to build a better South Africa – who feature in episode 18 of Play Your Part.Lindo Duma developed a stove that helps to prevent shack fires, a serious social problem in informal settlements in South Africa. Duma’s stove business was incubated at Invotech after he won the 2015 Ithala Bank Inkunzi’ Isematholeni Youth in Business Competition. (Images: Brand South Africa)Brand South Africa reporterIn episode 18 of Play Your Part, you hear the stories of four entrepreneurs who believe in giving back to communities, such as by providing mentorship and job opportunities.Episode 18 is aired on Saturday, 20 January 2018 on SABC2 at 18:00.Read more about the guests and discover how you can get involved with them:Lindo DumaDuma’s company, Skwe One Rehabilitation, works to rehabilitate and develop young people by opening drug rehabilitation centres around the country. In addition, he runs his stove business.Contact detailsLinkedIn: Lindo DumaDavid MasilelaDavid MasilelaMasilela worked as a petrol pump attendant for eight years while he saved money to study law. Today the lawyer has his own firm and mentors law students. Davi Masilela Attorneys also runs a school shoes project.Contact detailsTwitter: @davimasilelaWebsite: davi-masilela-attorneys.business.siteLinkedIn: David MasilelaFacebook: Davi Masilela AttorneysPria HassanAdvocate Pria HassanAn advocate, Hassan is the founder and managing director of the investment holding company, Women of Africa Investments. She’s also a member of the Businesswomen’s Association of South Africa. Hassan is involved in the Businesswomen of Tomorrow project, which helps schoolgirls with training and resources.Contact detailsWebsite: www.bwasa.co.za and woaonline.comEmail: [email protected] PilaneOupa PilanePilane is the owner and founder of Nelspruit’s Ubuntu Kraal guesthouse. He is also the executive responsible for municipal business intelligence at the Guma Group and is a mentor in the Bring Change Lowveld programme.Contact detailsTwitter: @oupapilaneWebsite: www.graskopgorgeliftcompany.co.zaLinkedIn: Oupa PilanePlay Your Part is broadcast at 18:00 on Saturdays on SABC2.To get involved in playing your part in South Africa:Check out the conversation on Twitter: #GetInvolved; orFind out about initiatives on Play Your Part here.Tell us how you Play Your Part through our social media channels:Follow us on Twitter: @PlayYourPartSA;Follow Brand South Africa on Twitter: @Brand_SA; orLike us on Facebook: Official Brand South Africa.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Steve Ballmer Kicks Off CES 2011 [Updated]

first_imgTags:#CES 2011#conferences#web 9 phones with 6 mobile operators in 30 countriesMore than 5,500 apps available in the marketplace100 new apps are added every 24 hoursMore than 20,000 developers are registered with MicrosoftWindows Phone 7 users will also be excited to hear that they will be getting cut and paste capabilities in the upcoming months, and WP7 phones will be available on Sprint and Verizon some time during the first half of 2011.Windows 7 Stats and….As for Windows 7, Microsoft says that Windows 7 PCs are the fastest selling of any PC in history, selling at a rate of 7 per second. More than 20 percent of all PCs connected to the Internet, said Ballmer, now run Windows 7.The Real Big Story – SoCThe big story, however, turns out to be the one revealed earlier today. The “system on a chip” (SoC) technology will allow manufacturers to use ARM architecture to create full motherboards that could fit in the palm of your hand and are powerful enough to fun full Windows 7 environments. Microsoft showed off a number of netbooks, laptops and even a tablet or two that are said to be faster, more powerful and more power efficient than any of their predecessors.We would like to say goodbye to batteries that last only a couple hours at a time and it looks like that may come in the near future. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… This year at the Consumer Electronics Show, one word on everybody’s lips is “tablet”. After Apple’s record breaking year with the iPad, tablet makers are looking for ways to make inroads on the already dominant device and tonight, everyone will be looking to Microsoft to see what they have in store for 2011. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will kick off this convention of consumer gadgets galore with a keynote speech tonight at 6:30 PST and we’ll be blogging the event, with an ear out for news on the tablet front. Of course, if Microsoft is the only one without tablets on the brain, we’ll bring that to you as well. In past years, the company has unveiled the XBox, Windows Vista and Ford Sync, so we’re expecing something good. Already, the company has unveiled a “system on a chip” (SoC) that promise even smaller, thinner and more power-efficient devices.Stay tuned. Update: While the tablet was not the focus of tonight’s presentation by Microsoft, new hardware based on the SoC chip mentioned above certainly was. Before that, however, the majority of the presentation focused on showcasing some stats on Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7, Windows 7 and a few upcoming features with Microsoft Kinect, the controller-less gaming system that lets users move in front of the screen to play.Kinect Gets Hulu, Netflix & MoreComing this Spring, Kinect users will be able to control Netflix, Hulu and Zune using the hands-free system. In addition to that, ESPN will partner with Microsoft to bring social sports watching to the Kinect.WP7 Coming to Sprint & Verizon…and Gets Cut & PasteAs for the Windows Phone 7, Microsoft announced that it would be getting increased interaction with XBox Live and a whole slew of new games. Beyond that, much was a recap, but Ballmer did offer a few stats: mike melanson Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Heruela plays key role in SMB’s Game 3 win

first_imgWorld’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide TNT’s Pogoy scoreless since career performance in Game 1 Heruela finished with five points, two assists, a rebound, and a steal with no turnovers in his 14 minutes on the floor, but more importantly, he also hounded Jayson Castro on defense which added to the struggles of the KaTropa’s main gunner.June Mar Fajardo said he’s no longer surprised with the way Heruela is playing in the finals.After all, he’s the same guy who proved to be the perfect backcourt partner for the now three-time PBA MVP back in their days in University of Cebu.“We know what Brian can do. since his days in Blackwater, he was the starting point guard and we know he can contribute to the team. I’m just happy for him that he came in and was able to help us out,” Fajardo said in Filipino.Heruela shunned the praises and credited the huge second half spurt to San Miguel’s execution as a cohesive unit.ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela. PBA IMAGESBrian Heruela may be San Miguel’s third-string point guard, but for the second straight game, he has proven that he’s just as good as any starting playmaker in the league today.Starting in place of Chris Ross in the second half, the stocky guard filled the role admirably in Game 3 of the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals as he orchestrated a pivotal 16-5 run which tilted the momentum to the Beermen’s side en route to a 109-97 victory over TNT on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken “I think it’s a collective effort from the whole team,” he said. “Me personally, I just want to play hard and do the best way I can to help my team in every way. Good thing that we had a good run, we executed well, and we’re able to have good defense which is why things went our way.”Though he’s not expecting anything in the coming games, Heruela shared that as always, he’s ready anytime coach Leo Austria calls his number.“I always prepare myself mentally and physically. Whenever coach puts me in, I’m always ready,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next What ‘missteps’? WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire MOST READcenter_img Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Heruela was making all the right plays that Ross almost didn’t want to go back in the game in fears of ruining San Miguel’s flow.“I was telling the coaches in the third quarter, ‘Don’t worry about me. Let them play, let those guys play and get their confidence because we have a really talented team from all the way down to the last man on the bench.’ Everyone’s capable of contributing and coach has a way and its won us a lot of titles, but when those guys get their numbers called, they’re ready and they produced for us,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutRoss also gave Heruela his stamp of approval.“He was amazing, man. When I got the flagrant one, he came in and we didn’t miss a beat.” Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Allianz-OCR stakes SEA Games pool berths

first_imgNational team pool slots for this year’s Southeast Asian Games will be up for grabs in the Allianz Obstacle Course Races on March 31 at Filinvest City in Alabang.The five-kilometer Conquer Challenge, classified as an entry-level obstacle race, will have 20 obstacles as well as a 1.5K category involving eight obstacles while the Ninja OCR will be a series of short distance OCR sans running.ADVERTISEMENT The event also marks the second straight year that Allianz Philippines has partnered with Conquer Challenge Philippines. Last year, the partnership staged three legs, capped by the Clark Global City race in Pampanga where 20 Aeta students, aged 16 to 21 years old, from Villa Maria Integrated School participated. Five Aetas from that batch will join anew this year.READ: Aetas show endurance, skills in Allianz ‘Conquer Challenge’ raceThe school located atop the mountains in Porac, Pampanga, is being supported by Allianz-Philippine National Bank Life“As a company that uses sports to connect with communities, Allianz Philippines saw how the spirit of the sport is strongly aligned and consistent with our brand belief to give people the courage to move forward and triumph over obstacles,” said Gae Martinez, Allianz-PNB chief marketing officer, during Wednesday’s event launch at Pretty Huge Obstacles in SM Aura.Conquer Challenge’s James Bungubung, Allianz Philippines’ Rei Abrazaldo and Gae Martinez, PH Obstacle Sports’ Noel Agra and course designer Jay Lim during Wednesday’s event launch at SM Aura in Taguig.Registration will be accepted until March 25. Participants as young as seven years old may join the races.ADVERTISEMENT Clippers edge Pacers at home for 1st time since 2014 Registration fee for the 5K OCR is P2,500 for the elite category and P2,300 for the open category, with finishers getting shirts and medals. The 1.5K fee is P1,200, inclusive of a timing chip, race shirt, and finisher’s mug.Spectators may also visit the Allianz Explorer Village in the venue. Romina S. AustriaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants The Ninja division will have individual (male and female), team, kids and dogs categories with varied distance, difficulty and obstacle types per category.READ: Top 10 finishers in 1st PH OCR Open earn national team pool slotsFEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsLast December, the Pilipinas Obstacle Sports Federation (POSF) announced it will make its debut in the 30th SEA Games which the country is hosting from Nov. 30 to Dec 11.POSF head Al Agra said they will form a pool composed of 10 male and 10 female athletes, leading to the final roster. Six gold medals will be at stake in Clark–two in the 100 meters (10 obstacles), 400 meters (12 obstacles) and 5K (20 obstacles).center_img Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Google Philippines names new country director View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

‘You never know’ – Lennon not ruling out England call up

first_imgAaron Lennon is hopeful that he caught the eye of England manager Gareth Southgate during Burnley’s 4-0 weekend victory over Bournemouth.The former Tottenham winger has 21 caps for the Three Lions but it has been over five years since he was last involved in the set up.However, he turned in a fine display at the weekend, scoring his first goal since August 2016 and providing a regular threat down the flank. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! While he is not expecting an international call, the 31-year-old remains hopeful that it may come after the manager of the World Cup semi-finalists was on hand to watch his performance.“It’s a long time since I played international football. You never know. But the only thing I am concentrating on is playing well for Burnley. Whatever happens, happens,” he said, considering the potential of facing Croatia, in a rematch of the World Cup semi-final in the Nations League, and the USA in a friendly.Lennon has never been a prolific finisher, but even he admits that after a couple of years without finding the net, it was an issue that had started to weigh on him.“It’s been preying on my mind to be honest. I should score more. I’ve had a few chances this season but it is great to get the goal.“If you are playing every game you want to aim for double figures. But for me getting assists is just as important. It makes my day if the other lads score as well.“It didn’t matter how we won. We knew it was just important to get back to winning ways. To win 4-0 was even better.“We worked on it all week, getting back to basics, being on the front foot and doing what we do. From minute one we were in their faces and it has paid off for us.”Lennon has never managed more than five goals in a Premier League season, reaching that mark with Everton in 2015-16 after doing so with Tottenham in the 2008-09 season.Overall, in the Premier League, he has scored 34 goals from 351 appearances.last_img read more