Boys’ basketball: Campbell Hall makes quick work of LACES

first_imgCampbell Hall (30-1), ranked No. 2 in the state by Cal-Hi Sports and No. 19 in the nation by USA Today, advances to Saturday’s semifinal. Joe Finnerty’s layup and 3-point play on the next trip down the floor started the second-quarter onslaught and gave the Vikings a 30-23 lead with 3:39 left before halftime. Joe Ford buried a 3-pointer, Jrue Holiday hit a pair of jumpers, Finnerty added another layup and Ford followed with a basket from the baseline to give Campbell Hall a 41-23 lead, an advantage that was extended to 20 points at halftime. “We haven’t had a run like that in a while,” Campbell Hall coach Terry Kelly said. “We wore them down.” It was more of the same in the second half as LACES (13-23) struggled to find any answers. Ford hit two jumpers to open the third quarter and Holiday scored nine consecutive points, highlighted by a breakaway two-handed dunk to give Campbell Hall a 58-28 lead with 5:06remaining in the third quarter. “We got after them on defense, and that led to easy baskets,” Ford said. “Once we got a couple of buckets things just started snowballing for us. It was a classic run.” Jrue Holiday wasn’t done. The 6-foot-4 junior stole the ball from Kevin Jackson, took the ball coast to coast and dunked over Sean Butler to make it a 66-36 game at the 3:01 mark of the third quarter. He threw an alley-oop to brother Justin seconds later and exited the game, along with the rest of the starters, with 3:57 remaining left in the fourth quarter. “Once Campbell Hall starts playing its game, getting out in transition, they’re tough to beat,” Baskerville said. “Impossible to beat.” Jrue Holiday finished with 27 points, 11 rebounds, and eight assists. Justin Holiday added 10 points and 15rebounds. Ford had 17 points and eight assists. [email protected] (818) 713-3612 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LACES of Los Angeles entered Thursday’s Southern California Div. IV regional playoff game against Campbell Hall of North Hollywood as the prohibitive underdog, but had to feel good when it trailed by just two points with 3:50 left in the first half. Then things quickly fell apart. center_img The Vikings stepped up the defensive pressure with a stifling full-court press and went on a 16-0 run over a two-minute stretch of the second quarter to take control en route to a 91-60 victory at Crespi High in Encino. “We knew they were going to make a run, but there was nothing we could do to stop it,” LACES coach Ernest Baskerville said. last_img read more

Big Bad Bird: Ten-Foot “Terror Bird” Found

first_imgWhat would a “terror bird” look like?  Imagine a ten-footer, able to disembowel you with a single kick and crush your skull in its jaws.  That’s what scientists from the Dinosaur Institute of the Los Angeles Museum of Natural History described in Nature1 after finding the largest-ever skull of a flightless phorusrhacid (‘terror bird’) in Argentina.  While other phorusrhacids stood 2-3 feet tall, the skull of this one was as big as that of a horse, implying it stood 10 feet tall.  It had a sharp, eagle-like beak and was probably agile and swift.    Contrary to earlier opinion, taller does not mean fatter and slower, the researchers surmised.  In a classic example of stuffy scientific jargon, they wrote, “We conclude that reconstructions of the skull of gigantic phorusrhacids on the basis of their smaller relatives are unwarranted, and that the long-established correlation between their corpulence and reduced cursorial agility needs to be re-evaluated.”    See also the National Geographic entry.  Despite saying this discovery was just in time for Halloween, Sean Markey wrote that “much about terror bird behavior remains unknown.”  They are presumed to have been South America’s top predators after dinosaurs went extinct.1Luis M. Chiappe and Sara Bertelli, “Palaeontology: Skull morphology of giant terror birds,” Nature 443, 929(26 October 2006) | doi:10.1038/443929.You can’t call it a terror bird without being there to watch it.  Inferences from living ostriches and rheas are probably warranted, but maybe these were big, beautiful, stupid and sweet.  Maybe they would have made good pets.  Don’t put it together with the cat, though.  (Imagine it having a chirp like Here, kitty kitty kitty.)  Best put the bird in the yard and the cat in the cage.(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Motorleaf is Nest meets Lego for next-gen agriculture

first_imgThe system is agnostic, retails for about $1,500 and contains free software which facilitates custom settings, so the motorleaf hardware will automate the grower’s equipment and adjust to their crop’s needs. It’s available online and offline as many growers do not have WiFi in their crop space.  It also alerts the grower to any problems that need attending to.More importantly, it also involves intuitive efforts in predicting and anticipating the needs of the plants. Monk says: He also notes the many people’s depiction of the farmer outdoor engaged in manual labour as not entirely actually noting “The farmer of the future looks after his farm through his mobile phone and tablet.” He adds that indoor growers in particular have needs which can be more complex than traditional farming:“When you start growing indoors you have to mimic nature, they have worry bout all the things they have to control indoors such as PH; nutrients, humidity, light, air temperature.  How are they controlling it? Switches, controllers, some software  and in many cases people are still using pen and paper. Urban farming is on the rise but the technology that looks after this is really lagging behind.”Motorleaf is well-timed to respond to an emerging market. They receive receives 40,000 data points per customer per week and therefore can start predicting a crop’s needs, solving potential problems before they exist. Also, the start-up plans to use its network of data and growers to connect users to each other – on an opt-in basis – to share data, plant recipes and knowledge.With the growth in indoor agriculture, hobby farmers and small to medium enterprises will soon benefit from effective IoT technology that enables smart crops and smart farming. Tags:#Agriculture#Agtech#hydroponics#Internet of Things#IoT#motorleaf#Next-gen agriculture Cate Lawrence The Ultimate Checklist on Ways to Prevent IoT D… The world of agricultural technology, or agtech, is rapidly evolving.It’s automating laborious tasks and providing farmers and growers with greater knowledge and insight into their crops than ever before. As technology evolves so does the needs of the farmer and the growing environment. Around 20% of the world’s food production is grown within cities rather rural areas and inherent in this is the multi-billion dollar industry of indoor growing and hydroponics.The industry includes $5 billion in urban farming in the US and $5.7 billion for legal cannabis production.Agtech company motorleaf have released the world’s first wireless monitoring, motion detection and automated growing system for hobby and industrial growers. I spoke to CEO and co-founder Ally Monk to learn more.According to Monk, the idea originated when as a keen indoor hobby gardener, motorleaf’s co-founder and CTO Ramen Dutta wanted to go on holidays and needed a system to take care of his plants in his absence:“Ramen was going on vacation, but he had the problem of what would happen to his plants in his absence. He looked at the market and assumed there would be something like a smart home system akin to google Nest but there was nothing.  So he started making a HUB that could monitor what was going on and automate a range of appliances such as the water chiller and water level, air temperature, webcam, heating, and cooling. He soon realized that other indoor farmers were interested. viagra para las marcas “How motorleaf worksThe HeartMotorleaf has created a system that can automate and monitor an indoor growth area with up to 5 acre coverage. Their hardware, described by some as “Nest meets Lego for agriculture” is designed to be plug-and-play, and the grower decides which part of their plant operation they control/monitor and automate. It consists of four modular units:The Heart collects Air Temp, Humidity, & Light Level data. Users can connect any lighting hardware, and feeder pump- and start automating their operation in seconds.The Power Leaf connects wirelessly to the Heart which tells them when to turn on and off, based upon pre-set times or sensor readings from the Heart and Droplet. The Droplet monitors everything that’s connected to a grower’s water reservoir. Every 4 seconds The Droplet wirelessly sends data to The Heart, information on water level, temperature, PH level, and nutrient levels.The Driplet allows growers to automate the delivery of PH and Nutrients, again based upon timer setting or actual live grow conditions. How IoT Will Play an Important Role in Traffic … Related Posts “We’ve never been able to speak to plants but now through technology we can listen to them through their data, we can then understand what they need and feedback instructions to the equipment that’s looking after them so we can best serve their crops. How Connected Communities Can Bolster Your Busi… 5 Industries Destined for Technological Disruptionlast_img read more

AIIMS initiates study to investigate prevalence of corneal infections in Western UP

first_imgIn a bid to create awareness and sensitise the people of Western Uttar Pradesh about corneal infections and eye donation, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for the first time has started a pilot project where it will cover six districts in the region.The six districts are — Meerut, Bulandshahr, Aligarh, Ghaziabad, Saharanpur and Muzaffarpur. As many as 1.80 crore people will be tested.The study has been funded by the Department of Science and Technology for a period of three years. According to the doctors, the case of eye donation is very less in the region.Dr. Rajesh Sinha, professor of ophthalmology at AIIMS and principal investigator of the study said, “The flare of eye infection is high among the population of Western Uttar Pradesh. People live in poor hygiene and sanitation. Also, they are not aware of the eye donation programme.”“So, we have started a pilot project on the huge population of Western Uttar Pradesh. We wanted to sensitise the people about eye donation and make them take the pledge for donating their eyes by telling them that they would be alive even after their death,” Sinha said.“We witness a lot of patients from Uttar Pradesh as Western Uttar Pradesh is the catchment area of AIIMS. To make this study successful, we will take the help of school teachers, panchayat heads, and clerics and educators at madrasas to sensitise the people in the vicinity,” he added.Figures by the Eye Bank Association of India revealed that 74% of corneas were contributed by seven states — Delhi, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat.Recently, on the occasion of the 34th National Eye Donation Fortnight celebrations, AIIMS said it had retrieved about 2,234 cornea tissues last year which stands highest till date in the last 50 years.The institute had transplanted at least 1,426 cornea tissues with 65% of utilisation rate compared nationally.last_img read more

Leo Austria lauds Beermen’s sacrifices in chase for another title

first_img“We’re not thinking yet of the Grand Slam. We understand that it’s in the mind of so many people, but it’s a long shot so we have to be ready and prepare hard for this,” he said. “There are so many teams which built their team and they’re almost there, but our experience is there, they know how to win, they understand how to win. And in a situation like this, they understand what to do.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next What ‘missteps’? Leo Austria. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netFor San Miguel coach Leo Austria, the team’s collective sacrifice has been the biggest key in helping his squad solve the bane that is the Commissioner’s Cup.“There’s a lot of sacrificing for this team,” he said. “We have to win and we have to make and take sacrifices, and we have to make adjustments during the game which will help us get the win.”ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games San Miguel has always struggled in this mid-season conference, but Austria and his players managed to turn their failed bids in the past two seasons into lessons learned.READ: Eager to contribute, Santos wills San Miguel to comeback win“I think we’ve learned a lot of things from that. There’s so many things happening in the team that sometimes it’s beyond our control. And that’s the thing, we don’t want to be affected with those issues anymore,” he said. “We made it a point that the players should cooperate and should be disciplined, they should know what kind of system we’re running, and because of our experience, we are able to give a solution to the problems we are facing.”Austria is now 5-for-5 in the Finals since taking over for San Miguel, and after winning a second straight title this year, talking about the Grand Slam is inevitable.But the affable mentor would rather cherish this championship first before thinking about the season-ending Governors’ Cup.ADVERTISEMENT China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kongcenter_img 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 Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments MOST READ One of Austria’s strategies was to limit the minutes of his top guys Arwind Santos, who usually leads the second unit, and reigning MVP June Mar Fajardo.READ: San Miguel wins 5th title in 3 years, conquers PBA Comm’s CupFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“Arwind is always off the bench, averaging only 20 minutes per game, which is unusual for him. June Mar is a very important piece of our team, but this is an import-laden conference and (Joshua) Smith always has the advantage against him, so we have to make things happen,” he said.Luckily, those adjustments paid off as the Beermen trotted out their best game in the series with a dominating 115-91 Game 6 victory over TNT to secure the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Cabagnot named PBA Finals MVPlast_img read more

Terrence Romeo tells Leo Austria: ‘I don’t care if I’m starting or not, I just want to win’

first_imgHotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue View comments The 26-year-old Romeo, one of the best guards in the country today, has been on a downward slope since his verbal spat with his former coach Pido Jarencio last March that ultimately led to GlobalPort trading him to TNT a month later.The relationship between Romeo and the Talk ’N Text franchise, however, didn’t last long and it ended with TNT dumping the former Far Eastern University standout to San Miguel Beer in exchange for third stringers David Semerad and Brian Heruela and a 2021 first round draft pick.“He’s really excited to play and we’re excited to have him also. We welcome him with open arms,” Austria said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Romeo to San Miguel Beer after a failed experiment at TNT was given the go-signal by the PBA on Wednesday and the idea of having another deadly scorer at his disposal had Austria mixing and matching potential lineups in his head.“I can put him off the bench or make him a starter. It really depends on the game,” Austria told INQUIRER.net on Wednesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefBut one thing is for sure, Austria said Romeo couldn’t care any less whether he’s part of the starting five or coming off the bench.“We spoke on the phone yesterday (Tuesday) and he told me, ‘Coach, I don’t care if I’m starting or if I’m second or third stringer. I just want to win and help the team.’ And I believe him,” Austria said. Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? MANILA, Philippines—San Miguel Beer head coach Leo Austria is already licking his chops in anticipation of the arrival of Terrence Romeo, the latest addition to the star-studded Beermen roster built around reigning four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles01:45Gordon on commute dare: ‘I don’t want be laughing stock like Panelo’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 LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviñocenter_img SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Magnolia ends PBA title drought, closes out Alaska in Game 6 LATEST STORIES TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening MOST READ Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’last_img read more