LETTERKENNY DOCTOR ‘COULD NOT TAKE PATIENT’S PULSE’, INQUIRY HEARS

first_imgA JUNIOR doctor recruited to work at Letterkenny General Hospital last July could not take a patient’s pulse, an inquiry has heard.The inquiry was told there were concerns about the competency of Dr Asia Ndaga (31), who qualified in Romania in 2008, from the moment she joined the hospital on July 1st, 2010.There were concerns that her medical knowledge was “weak” for a senior house officer, at the slow speed of her assessment and diagnosis of patients and about her ability to calculate drug dosages. A clinical incident had been noted formally whereby a nurse had to show her how to certify the death of a patient and how to write up medical notes in relation to a patient transferred from Dublin.Dr Ndaga, who did not turn up for the inquiry, was found guilty of poor professional performance. The fitness to practise committee will report to the full council and recommend an appropriate sanction, which was not disclosed.LETTERKENNY DOCTOR ‘COULD NOT TAKE PATIENT’S PULSE’, INQUIRY HEARS was last modified: July 20th, 2011 by gregShare 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)last_img read more

‘Doc’ Khumalo shines for Bafana Legends

first_img12 November 2012Coach Clive Barker heaped praise on his squad at the end of a pulsating game in which South Africa’s 1996 Legends defeated the visiting German Legends 2-1 at Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on Saturday night.Admittedly some of the players could no longer tackle, run or track back like they used to during their playing days, but German coach Eric Rutemoller confessed that the South Africans were worthy winners of the game, which was played in honor of the late former Bafana Bafana coach Thomas Madigage.“We knew that the South Africans were technically good and very, very skillful,” said Rutemoller. “We aimed to close them down, but it proved simply too impossible, especially their number 15 [‘Doctor’ Khumalo] who really had a fantastic match as he controlled the pace of the game.”Opening goalThe opening goal came from Jerry Sikhosana, who came off the bench for Phil Masinga and curled in a beauty past German goalkeeper Oliver Reck in the 47th minute.The heart and soul of the team, “Doctor” Khumalo, crowned a near faultless performance by slipping the ball under the diving Reck following a great through ball from Zane Moosa in the 57th minute for the second South African strike.“We showed a lot of character out there,” said Barker. “We showed that we can still play a bit, and Zane and Doc reminded me of those glory days. I think they were brilliant and I have said this in the past, but Mark Fish was phenomenal as well.‘Football is entertainment’“I thought Jerry [Sikhosana] took his goal very well and Doc had the crowd on their feet. Football is entertainment, and I’d like to believe we gave the spectators what they wanted. I did the airplane celebration, a bit slow yes, but one nonetheless.”Some have certainly bulked up considerably, others are sporting grey hair, while some have none, yet they still command a lot of respect among the South African public which cheered them throughout the match.Khumalo, in particular, might have missed his 1996 partner in crime in Lesiba Moshoeu as they mesmerized the opposition to lead Bafana to triumph, but on Saturday night he had Zane Moosa alongside him to rekindle memories of those heady days with “Shoes”.MidfieldWith former midfield hardmen Linda Buthelezi and Eric Tinkler missing, it was up to Mark Fish and Helman Mkhalele to steady things up in the middle. Their work allowed Khumalo and Moosa the freedom of the Peter Mokaba field.Khumalo must have wondered if he was jinxed when twice from point blank range the German goalkeeper Oliver Reck thwarted him with incredible reflex saves, first using his feet to keep “Mtungwa” out and then diving strongly to his right to deny the South African legend.Captain Neil Tovey’s legs were the first to give in and he was substituted by Andrew Tucker in the 19th minute. Five minutes later, Helman Mkhalele had a great chance to give the hosts the lead, but his shot flew high and wide.‘Legs of Thunder’Barker was forced to send on Jerry “Legs of Thunder” Sikhosana in the 33rd minute for Masinga, who showed visible signs of having had enough of the physical demands of a match in which the Germans were not prepared to give an inch, with Thomas Doll in particular proving to be a menace.In the end, Germany pulled one goal back – a soft penalty in which David Nyathi was adjudged to have brought down Doll was converted by Marko Rehmer, but it was too little too late.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

A map fit for a king

first_imgA portrait of Francois le Vaillant, the French explorer and naturalist. Le Vaillant’s famous giraffe illustration, with him in the foreground.(Images: Iziko South African Museum) The map features numerous wild animal species, three of which are now extinct.(Image: MapMyWay)MEDIA CONTACTS • Prof Ian GlennHead, Department of Media Studies,University of Cape Town+27 82 788 4253Lucille Davie“I returned, so to speak, to man’s primitive state, and breathed, for the first time in my life, the pure and delicious air of freedom,” wrote the explorer, naturalist and social commentator, Francois le Vaillant, of his adventures in South Africa, between the years 1781 and 1784.Le Vaillant was instrumental in creating a large, painted cotton map of South Africa for the French monarch, King Louis XVI, measuring some 3m by 2m in size. It is the centrepiece of the exhibition The King’s Map, Francois le Vaillant in Southern Africa: 1781-1784, which is on at the Iziko South African Museum in Cape Town until the end of May.Drawn 222 years ago, this is the first time the map has been seen in public, thanks to former French ambassador Jacques Lapouge, who was the driving force in getting permission for it to be brought to South Africa.The exhibition is part of the French Season 2012/2013, a multifaceted bilateral collaboration between France and South Africa. Its purpose is to strengthen relations between the two countries through exchanges of cultural, commercial and social initiatives, while promoting an awareness of French culture through a series of events and exhibitions.Recognised as the first modern ornithologist and taxidermist, Le Vaillant produced watercolours and maps, and captured his adventures in a number of volumes on his return to France. In these, he painted a picture of the peoples of South Africa at the time.The exhibition is curated by Ian Glenn, the professor of media studies at the University of Cape Town. He has written extensively on Le Vaillant, including a biography on his military career, his role at the Cape, and his political affiliations during and after the French Revolution. He has also co-authored two books: François Levaillant and the Birds of Africa (2004), and Travels into the Interior of Africa via the Cape of Good Hope, Vol 1 (2007).“When I first learned that there had been a map lavishly produced under the instruction of François le Vaillant for King Louis XVI in 1790, I was determined to see it,” says Glenn. “The map, originally stored in a naval archive, had been moved from one archive to another to escape destruction during World Wars I and II in France.”He finally traced it to Paris. “When I eventually saw it in the map archives of the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, I hoped a South African public would one day share my pleasure in the most beautiful and striking map ever produced of Southern Africa.”But there was some doubt about it being taken out of storage and displayed, given its value and fragile state. “We owe an enormous debt to the French Cultural Services in South Africa for persuading the Bibliothèque Nationale to let the map [be] exhibited in the land that inspired it,” Glenn adds.Rare and valuable worksThe map is on show alongside with other rare and valuable works by Le Vaillant, including a selection of watercolours belonging to the Library of the South African Parliament in Cape Town, original bird illustrations for his Oiseaux d’Afrique and elephant folio versions of his bird books from the Brenthurst Library in Johannesburg.The biodiversity and range of animals he came across while travelling in the interior is depicted on the map, including three that are now extinct – the kwagga, the Cape warthog, and the bloubok. It contains 66 illustrations of animals, birds, and plants, as well as four cartouches or decorative panels showing different indigenous groups he encountered.Le Vaillant left an impressive legacy – besides the bird books, illustrated maps, travel accounts and paintings, he took back animal specimens, in particular the skeleton and skin of a giraffe. To acknowledge his taxidermy skills, a huge stuffed giraffe greets visitors at the entrance to the exhibition.It also has interactive elements – a video with modern day images of the places he recorded on his map, an interactive display of the map on touch screens, and a large replica of his map on the floor at the entrance, allowing visitors to walk the routes he travelled.Rust en VreugdThe house in which Le Vaillant stayed for part of his sojourn in Cape Town, Rust en Vreugd, and where he catalogued his collections, still exists. Today, it is one of the 12 Iziko museums in Western Cape. The late 18th century townhouse is on Buitenkant Street in the city bowl.His journeys took in the colony and its boundaries: one was made around Cape Town and Saldanha Bay; another out eastwards from the Cape, lasting 16 months; and on the third he journeyed north of the Orange River and into Great Namaqualand.There is a possibility that a replica of his map will be made and put on permanent display in Rust en Vreugd.On his return to France, Le Vaillant published two volumes of Voyage dans l’Intérieur de l’Afrique in 1790, and in 1796, he published three volumes of the second Voyage dans l’Intérieur de l’Afrique, all of which were translated into several languages. He also published six volumes of Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux d’Afrique, between 1796 and 1808, with drawings by Jacques Barraband; Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux de Paradis, between 1801 and 1806; Histoire Naturelle des Cotingas et des Todiers in 1804; and Histoire Naturelle des Calaos in 1804.His publications were widely distributed in Europe, introducing the southern African interior to Europeans. They helped to dispel incorrect perceptions of Africa. His illustrations also often influenced scientific names, and he named several birds. He sent over 2 000 bird skins to Europe.Illustrations of travelsOn display in the exhibition are illustrations of Cape Town; an image of Kees, a tame baboon that travelled with him; several camps at Plettenberg Bay and the Great Fish River; wagons crossing the Olifants River; and of the beautiful Narina, a Gonaqua woman with whom some say he became infatuated. The rare Narina Trogon bird is named after her. A friend and hero to Le Vaillant, the Hottentot Klaas, is portrayed looking regal and elegant. Klaas saved Le Vaillant’s life.Several exquisitely detailed botanical images line the walls. Alongside some of the bird illustrations are musical annotations – his efforts to describe the song of the particular bird. Le Vaillant pioneered the display of stuffed birds in lifelike poses.“Le Vaillant played a major role in establishing how Europe saw the Cape,” explains Glenn. “He attempted to represent his South African experience in many ways – from the production of specimens, to lavishly illustrated bird books and travel accounts, and to innovative maps.“In so doing, he created more than a single influential text, but rather a range of texts that shaped what came after him, both here and elsewhere. This work helped shape many modern media, genres and intellectual traditions. In many ways Le Vaillant is a founding figure of South African culture.”Le Vaillant died at the age of 71 in his country house in France.last_img read more

Six schoolchildren killed in M.P. bus-van collision

first_imgSix school children and a driver were killed while 11 others were injured when a bus collided with a school van at Birsinghpur in Satna district of Madhya Pradesh on Thursday, a police official said. Five children were among those injured and two of them are in a critical condition, police said. Police had earlier claimed that eight persons, including seven school children, were killed in the accident. “Six children- four boys and two girls- aged between 10 and 15-years, travelling in the school van and its driver were killed on the spot when they were on their way to school,” Satna district Superintendent of Police (SP) Santosh Singh Gaur said. The accident took place around 8.30 a.m., he said adding the school van was completely damaged in the collision. The deceased children were students of Lucky Convent School in Birsinghpur, about 40-km from the district headquarters, Mr. Gaur said. According to the officer, due to the impact of the collision, both the vehicles turned turtle. The bus was going to Chitrakoot from Rewa. The SP said that a magisterial inquiry has been ordered into the accident.last_img read more

Raptors hit big shots, beat Warriors for 2-1 NBA Finals lead

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES Golden State hopes to get healthier by Game 4 on Friday night back at Oracle Arena.Lowry contributed 23 with five 3-pointers and Green had 18 points with six 3s after Pascal Siakam got the Raptors rolling early as Toronto shot 52.4% and made 17 from deep.“I give our guys a lot of credit. I thought we answered a lot of runs,” Raptors coach Nick Nurse said. “Each time they chipped, we kind of answered back. And that’s kind of what you got to do if you’re going to keep your lead.”The Warriors trailed 96-83 going into the final quarter then Curry’s three free throws at 10:37 made it a seven-point game before back-to-back baskets by Serge Ibaka.Siakam scored 18 points and established the momentum for Toronto from the tip, hitting his first three shots and setting a tone for a defensive effort that stayed solid without the foul problems that plagued the Raptors in Game 2.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Leonard scored 30 points on a night Curry went off for a playoff-best 47, and the Raptors grabbed a pivotal finals road win by beating banged-up Golden State 123-109 on Thursday (Manila time) for a 2-1 series lead.Curry also had eight rebounds and seven assists but couldn’t do it all for the two-time defending champions, down starters Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson and key backup big man Kevon Looney because of injuries.FEATURED 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, logistics“They outplayed us. They deserved it,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “I’m very proud of our effort, and now we just got to bounce back and hopefully get back here in here Friday night and hopefully get a little healthier and get some guys back.”Splash Brother Thompson missed his first career playoff game after straining his left hamstring late in Game 2, while Looney is out the rest of the series after a cartilage fracture on his right side near the collarbone that also happened Sunday. Durant, a two-time reigning NBA Finals MVP, is still out because of a strained right calf. Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?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 Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games messcenter_img Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next He missed his eighth straight game since the injury May 8 in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Rockets.Thompson was hurt in Game 2 on Sunday and was to be evaluated by the training staff before tipoff. He didn’t end up warming up on the court.Thompson did some running and shooting earlier in the day but Kerr said the Warriors weren’t going to play him “if there’s risk” of further damage at this stage of the series.DeMarcus Cousins went to the locker room late in the game to be checked but Kerr expects him to be fine.ORACLE OVERDUEThe home fans waited 20 days between home playoff games with the long layoff after the Western Conference finals sweep of Portland then Golden State opening the finals in Toronto.It had been since Game 2 against the Trail Blazers on May 16 that the Warriors hosted — the second-longest lapse between home games since the current 16-game, four-round format was established in 1983.The Warriors hosted a Game 3 in the finals for the first time since winning the 1975 title, having begun at home in each of the previous four. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Golden State greatly missed not only Thompson’s touch from outside but also his stifling defense.Nurse challenged his team to produce more defensive stops in order to get out in transition — “make them miss more,” he said. Ibaka produced six blocked shots in the effort.“We’re at a point in the series we’ve got to get out and guard these dudes,” Nurse said beforehand.Curry shot 14 for 31 including 6 of 14 on 3s while making 13 of 14 free throws in his sixth career 40-point playoff performance.Nurse pulled out a box-and-one to try to stymie Curry in Golden State’s 109-104 Game 2 win, then the Raptors made Curry’s short-handed supporting cast try to beat them this time — and it sure worked.TIP-INSRaptors: All five Toronto starters scored in double digits and Fred VanVleet added 11 off the bench. … The Raptors began 10 for 14 and scored 12 early points in the paint. .. Former Warriors G Patrick McCaw, who departed after last season in contract dispute, drew boos from the crowd when he checked into the game late in the first.Warriors: Curry’s 17 first-quarter points matched his most in the period for the postseason. He also did so on April 27, 2014, against the Clippers. … In the first half, Curry was 4 of 8 from 3-point range the rest of the Warriors 1 for 11. … Green’s streak of double-doubles ended at a career-best six games after he had 17 points and seven rebounds. A 12th overall this postseason would match Denver’s Nikola Jokic for most in the 2019 playoffs. … Tim Hardaway from the Warriors’ “Run TMC” era attended the game.WARRIORS INJURIESDurant went through extensive workouts both Tuesday and Wednesday at the practice facility with the hope he would do some scrimmaging Thursday. While the Warriors weren’t scheduled for a regular practice Thursday, Kerr said some of the coaches and younger players might be called upon to give Durant the full-speed court work he still needs before being medically cleared to return. OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 05: Kyle Lowry #7 of the Toronto Raptors reacts against the Golden State Warriors during Game Three of the 2019 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 05, 2019 in Oakland, California.  Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFPOAKLAND, Calif. — For every amazing shot in a career night by Stephen Curry on his home court, Kawhi Leonard, Kyle Lowry and Danny Green kept finding dazzling answers of their own.The Toronto Raptors have the momentum again in these back-and-forth NBA Finals.ADVERTISEMENT Raptors leading Warriors at halftime of Game 3 View commentslast_img read more

Falcon and Winter Soldier Marvel show confirmed for Disney Plus

first_img Read Lenovo Smart Clock review See It How to watch every Marvel movie in the perfect order The Cheapskate The Walt Disney Company Falcon and Winter Solider will be teaming up on Disney Plus.The new Marvel teamup show got a quick promo Thursday during the Walt Disney Company’s 2019 Investor Day event, where the show’s logo appeared on stage. If you can’t see it in the above image, here’s a closer look.disney-plus-falcon-and-winter-solider-zoom-in The Walt Disney Company Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige confirmed the show on stage during the event. It will join several other Marvel Cinematic Universe, shows like the previously announced Loki starring Tom Hiddleston and the newly revealed WandaVision starring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany.Falcon and the Winter Soldier will unite Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan’s characters onto a “long form” show destined for the new streaming platform. TV and Movies See at Turo 3:41 Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Marvel Disney,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). $520 at HP $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express $155 at Google Express Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR $999 Chris Monroe/CNET TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Best Buy Angela Lang/CNET DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) See It DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Sarah Tew/CNET Read DJI Osmo Action preview Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Comment Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. $999 Share your voice Sprint Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Turo Tags See it Apple iPhone XS See at Amazon The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Turo: Save $30 on any car rental See It Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Rylo $59 at eBay What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. $299 at Amazon Read the Rylo camera preview Now playing: Watch this: Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) $6 at Tidal $999 Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Boost Mobile $60 at Best Buy Tags Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Read Google Home Hub review Read the AirPods review 7 Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Sarah Tew/CNET HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $210 at Best Buy An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Share your voice Amazon 1 Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Comments $999 Sarah Tew/CNET Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Sarah Tew/CNETlast_img read more

Basketball shot selection analyzed mathematically

first_img More information: arxiv.org/abs/1107.5793 Source: Wikipedia © 2010 PhysOrg.com Explore further Analyzing Effects Of Hoops Ball Hog In the sport of basketball players are constantly faced with the choice of whether to shoot for the hoop when a shot opportunity arises or to hold on to the ball and hope a better opportunity will arise. Now a theoretical physicist from the University of Minnesota in the US has analyzed the problem mathematically and determined the best strategy. Citation: Basketball shot selection analyzed mathematically (2011, August 5) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-08-basketball-shot-mathematically.html Graduate student Brian Skinner decided to analyze basketball shot selection after hearing about traffic flow research that reached the unexpected conclusion that average commuting time could be reduced by road closures that force drivers to travel by routes they would otherwise avoid in order to try to minimize their own commuting time. The traffic flow diagrams reminded Skinner, an enthusiastic fan of basketball, of diagrams of the flow of basketball players in a game. The surprising conclusion also reminded him of a basketball theory named after Patrick Ewing, a high-scoring basketball player. When the games of Ewing’s team were analyzed it was discovered that the team won more games if the big-scoring Ewing was absent.Skinner realized that most of the mathematical equations and variables used in analyzing traffic flow could also be applicable to basketball and the movement of the ball in the game. His analysis, published at arXiv.org, concentrated on the movement of the ball as it approached the hoop.Skinner’s model aimed to find out how likely the shot is to go in before the player should make the shot. Shots more likely to go in were classed as higher quality shots, and the model assumed that the quality of shot opportunities falls randomly. The mathematical model demonstrated the optimal strategy for scoring the maximum points is for the team to take their time and concentrate on making high quality shots as long as there is sufficient time remaining for the shot. The model also concluded that a team playing a faster game and having twice the shot opportunities of its rival should not have double the shooting rate, but taking more time and being more selective about which shots to take would give them the biggest advantage. So, for example, if the slower team shoots at an average rate of 20 seconds, the team playing twice as fast should not shoot every 10 seconds but should take an extra three seconds on average, giving a shooting rate of 13 seconds. 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.last_img read more

50MPlus Monthly Servicing Portfolio on Offer

first_img Share $50M-Plus Monthly Servicing Portfolio on Offer Fannie Mae Ginnie Mae Mortgage Industry Advisory Corporation Mortgage Servicing Rights 2014-09-18 Tory Barringer in Daily Dose, Headlines, News, Servicingcenter_img September 18, 2014 688 Views New York-based Mortgage Industry Advisory Corporation (MIAC) announced the offering of a new $50 million per month mortgage servicing flow portfolio.The portfolio, which is made up of more than two-thirds Ginnie Mae and nearly one-third Fannie Mae loans, is being offered by a “well capitalized mortgage company that originates nationally,” said MIAC, which is acting as the seller’s exclusive representative on the offering. The seller will provide full representations and warranties for the loans included.According to the company, the portfolio is made up of 97.68 percent fixed-rate loans with an average escrow balance of $2,239 and an average loan size of $202,629.The distribution of the portfolio is national.The bid date is September 24, MIAC announced. Loan level data is available to pre-qualified buyers.last_img read more

October 14 2003 Welcome to the October 5 2003 wo

first_imgOctober 14, 2003Welcome to the October 5, 2003 workshop. Top from left: Jason Steel (seminar week only), RickBarnadas, Jody Whiteoak (seminar week only), and Kevin Myers. Middle: Eva Strickland, Garth Lenetsky, E. Arumugam, Dylan Pedrini, and Sergio Pelligra. Bottom: Norman Frendberg (seminar week only), Arjunan Santaseelan, David McCarron, Jessica Gamboa, Patrick S. Doyle, Joshua Krimmel, and Paul de Graaf. Not photographed: Genevieve Schanoes.[Photo & text: aa]last_img

August 28 2017Over the next several months the C

first_imgAugust 28, 2017Over the next several months, the Cosanti Foundation Construction Department will be receiving a generous donation of materials from Yavapai-Apache Sand & Rock. They will be sending materials such as gravel and aggregate to be used in several different places across site. The first shipment of materials was received August 22nd, a mix of gravel and concrete mix.A portion of the gravel was used to finish the ADA parking by the north side of the East Crescent. You can find out more about Yavapai-Apache Sand & Rock at their website here: http://www.yasr.co or on their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/yavapai.apache.sand.rock/last_img