21 Dec

Humboldt Crabs claim third straight one-run win over San Luis Obispo Blues with walk-off victory

first_imgArcata >> Following the trend of their first two games against the San Luis Obispo Blues, the Humboldt Crabs didn’t leave much room for error.But just like the previous two games against the visitors from Southern California, Humboldt came out victorious in yet another nail-biter at the Arcata Ball Park.Another one-run game went Humboldt way, and it came in walk-off fashion Thursday night, as Alejandro Lara just barely beat out the back end of a double play attempt in the bottom of the ninth …last_img read more

18 Dec

Woodlands Dairy and COYSA play their unconventional part in preserving the environment

first_imgWoodlands Dairy food group is committed to spreading the message of environmental health. The company recently embarked on a clean-up campaign that invited participants in the creative sector to get their hands dirty. The end result? A clean city and an eye-catching billboard made from recycled material.Woodlands Dairy saw an opportunity to use graphics to demonstrate the impact of littering. As part of their ongoing ‘clean up your hood for good’ campaign, Woodlands Diary (First Choice) partnered with Colours of You South Africa (COYSA), an organisation that seeks to promote both artistic talent and all things South African by bringing people together through art & design, to create this artwork that can be found on the R303 as motorists leave the N2 and enter Humansdorp in the Eastern Cape.A crew of just over 50 people were challenged to clean up this stretch of road (R303 between the N2 and Humansdorp). The cleanup kicked off at the end of October last year, and has been on-going.Tinus Pretorius, Woodlands Dairy/First Choice GM: sales and marketing shared the campaign objective with MarkLives.com: “We wanted to involve local creatives to help us drive awareness about the benefits of cleaning up their neighbourhood. We need to get the public’s attention when it comes to littering, and what better way they to use the rubbish that’s thrown away? It also gives people a taste of the amazing work from the Port Elizabeth arts community.”About Woodlands DairyWoodlands Diary is situated along the South African Garden Route, right in the heart of the Eastern Cape dairy region in Humansdorp. With a team of +-1400 people, they pride themselves in innovative thinking, the speedy development of new products and excellent customer service.Their range includes various cheeses, butter, cream, amasi, custard, flavoured milk and extended shelf life (ESL) fresh milk, UHT Milk, dairy desserts, dessert toppings and ice cream.Additional reporting: Marklives.comlast_img read more

15 Dec

A new era of airline Darwinism, with AI accelerating natural selection

first_imgAI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage AI Will Empower Leaders, Not Replace Them Stephen Pratt Tags:#AI#airlines#Artifical intelligence#Internet of Things#IoT Related Posts center_img China and America want the AI Prize Title: Who … Noodle.ai, a San Francisco based AI software applications company, recently developed the Noodle AI Index for Airlines.  The index shows evidence that airlines that learn best, broaden their view externally, and use algorithms to better predict the future, outperform those that focus their gaze internally and look only to the past. How the index worksThe Noodle AI Index examines AI adoption (X-axis) vs. the growth in value of the airline (Y-axis).  AI adoption is quantified through analysis of skills, focus, and public commitment to the three pillars of AI: learning algorithms, supercomputing technology, and data engineering.  Stock performance is calculated as the five-year change of stock price vs. the airline industry average.What does this tell us about Airline Darwinism?Airlines are operationally-intensive data-rich environments that traditionally have been managed looking largely at internal historical data analyzed by static algorithms. This approach limits the capacity to manage critical forecast-intensive operations like revenue management, fleet maintenance, inventory management, route planning, and customer loyalty offers. Enterprise AI is an opportunity to scale human expertise and find patterns beyond human capability. See also: How to use emotion AI for all the right reasons Learning algorithms flourish when combining large amounts of internal, external, structured and unstructured data. The effects of AI on airlines steadily will increase.  Channeling Darwin, AI entering airline operations is more likely to be a natural selection process for the industry rather than a sudden Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event.  Nonetheless, the battle to be the most adaptable is amping up. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

29 Nov

Rebisco PSL Manila falls to Sarmayeh Bank of Iran for 5th loss

first_imgBut the Philippines is still in the running of duplicating its best finish here if it wins against either Vientin Bank of Vietnam or Taiwan Power of Chinese Taipei on Wednesday in the battle for seventh place.Six-foot-5 Jaja Santiago once again served as heart and soul of the Philippine club, scoring 14 points, all on cross court attacks that sowed fear on Iran’s defenders.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingRachel Daquis, the 29-year-old team captain, contributed 10 markers as she made her off-speed attacks count against the Iranians who are used to high-speed game.Head coach Francis Vicente said the team played with big fighting heart but it still “obviously in need of more experiences playing in this level.” LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Cool Hand Lue: Cavs coach keeps NBA champs calm amid chaos BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast MOST READ Rebisco PSL Manila Spikers. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOUST-KAMENOGORSK, Kazakhstan — Rebisco PSL Manila threw in a strong performance but still came up short at crunch time to bow to Sarmayeh Bank of Iran, 25-23, 25-17, 29-27, Tuesday in the Asian Women’s Club Volleyball Championships here.The Filipinos stormed to 23-22 lead in the first set and then to two set points in the third frame but on both occasions blew the opportunities to take their fifth defeat in as many matches here.ADVERTISEMENT BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Aby Marano tried to fuel the Filipinos with her sliding attacks, making nine points, while Kim Fajardo made four points aside from issuing 57 excellent sets.Sarmayeh was led by national player Esfehani Maedeh Borhani who accounted for 17 points, while Kolaei Mahdien Khaje added 13 markers.The match was tight in all three sets especially in the third where the Philippines went up from 12-16 to 19-17 as the Filipinos net defense held up and forced Iran to commit a string of errors.Santiago put Rebisco at set point, 24-23, but committed an error next and saw Mahsa Saberi scoring an ace for 25-24.Santiago and Daquis tried to make one final stand, putting the Filipinos 27-26 only to lose the next three points through receiving errors.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games 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 View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCPlast_img read more

28 Oct

a month agoFIFA to intervene as Cardiff and Nantes can’t agree on Sala fee

first_imgFIFA to intervene as Cardiff and Nantes can’t agree on Sala feeby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveCardiff City have failed to agree a compensation deal with Nantes over Emiliano Sala.The Championship club had originally agreed to pay £15 million for the Argentinian before his tragic death earlier this year.Cardiff have now disputed the figure agreed with the Ligue 1 club.FIFA will get involved this week to find a resolution. About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

27 Oct

GIF: St. John’s Stars D’Angelo Harrison And Phil Greene IV Combine For An Awesome Bounce Pass Alley-Oop

first_imga shot of an ncaa basketball before a game(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)No, this was not from a live game, and the basket does look a bit short in the shot, but St. John’s basketball stars D’Angelo Harrison and Phil Greene IV combined for an awesome alley-oop for a Big East Tournament video shoot. Harrison throws a perfect bounce pass which Greene collects during a mid-air spin for a big two-handed dunk. The slow-motion camera work definitely adds something here as well.Harrison to Greene at the #BIGEASTtourney video shoot #SJUBB pic.twitter.com/BOkNd6Vgw5— St. John’s BBall (@StJohnsBBall) March 9, 2015St. John’s is a five seed in this week’s Big East Tournament. The Red Storm kick off the post-season against four-seed Providence at 2:30 on Thursday, March 12.last_img read more

27 Oct

Video: Georgia Commit Jake Fromm Finds 5-Star WR Jalen Hall For Crazy 1-Handed Catch At The Opening

first_imgTwo Georgia Bulldogs football helmets sitting on a field.CLEMSON, SC – AUGUST 31: Two Georgia Bulldogs helmets sit on the field prior to the game against the Clemson Tigers at Memorial Stadium on August 31, 2013 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)When you get together a giant group of four and five-star recruits, you’re bound to have some crazy plays. The 7-on-7 competitions didn’t disappoint. During a Saturday game, five-star 2018 wide receiver Jalen Hall, the top player at that position in his class, made a phenomenal one-handed touchdown catch on a great throw by Georgia commit Jake Fromm.The only thing that might top the catch is the coordinated double-backflip celebration from Tyjon Lindsey and future Fromm teammate Richard LeCounte III.#AlphaPro acrobatics from @LilEasy_35 & @tyjonlindsey at @TheOpening. pic.twitter.com/3o9TsKDsnO— B/R The Future (@BR_TheFuture) July 10, 2016Pretty much everything that happened in this video was super athletic and impressive.last_img read more

17 Oct

In the news today Aug 20

first_imgSix stories in the news for Monday, Aug. 20———POLICE CHIEFS WANT NEW DATA TREATY WITH U.S.Canada’s police chiefs are pressing Ottawa to sign a new electronic data-sharing agreement with the U.S. to help them battle crimes ranging from fraud to cyberterrorism. But the government and the federal privacy commissioner say more consultation and study are needed to ensure appropriate protection of personal information before taking such a step. The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police says cross-border access to information is a crucial issue for law enforcement agencies.———WILDFIRE SMOKE CREATING AIR QUALITY ISSUES ACROSS WESTERN CANADAMore smoky, hazy air is expected to blanket much of Metro Vancouver and the Lower Mainland today as nearly 600 wildfires continue to rage across British Columbia. Massive clouds of choking smoke from the wildfires has prompted air quality advisories for much of Western Canada. The fires near the Nadina, Shovel and Tesla lakes in B.C.’s Bulkley-Nechako region remain the largest in the province at more than 1,600 square kilometres combined.———ANTI-PIPELINE ACTIVISTS RELEASED EARLYFive pipeline protesters — including Order of Canada recipient Jean Swanson — were released from a B.C. jail on Sunday, a few days before their week-long sentences were set to end. The five women were sentenced on Aug. 15, after pleading guilty to contempt charges. Upon their release they issued a statement saying they were jailed because of their opposition to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. The women said they are “political prisoners,” not criminals.———ALL EYES ON SCHEER: TORIES TO MEET IN HALIFAXFederal Conservative Party members are preparing to gather this week for their first policy convention since Andrew Scheer became party leader last year. After a week of internal caucus squabbles, Scheer will attempt to refocus the spotlight on trying to convince Canadians that his party is a government-in-waiting. The three-day event beginning Thursday in Halifax comes on the heels of a week of headaches for the Tories, inflicted principally by Quebec M-P Maxime Bernier.———TRUDEAU TO RUN AGAIN IN 2019 ELECTIONJustin Trudeau will run again in the 2019 election. The Liberal leader formally announced his nomination at a party event Sunday in his Montreal riding of Papineau. The partisan crowd cheered as Trudeau reaffirmed his belief in what he called “positive politics,” and accused Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer of exploiting fear and division. Trudeau was first elected to represent Papineau in 2008, and was re-elected in 2011 and 2015.———CANADIAN BANKS SET FOR ANOTHER STRONG QUARTERCanada’s biggest banks are expected to report yet another strong quarter as the country’s housing market shows signs of stability and rising interest rates add to their bottom lines. Royal Bank of Canada is the first lender to report its fiscal third-quarter results on Wednesday, and most analysts are expecting “solid” growth across the industry, with estimates of earnings-per-share growth as high as 10 per cent year-over-year.———ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY:— Premier Doug Ford addresses annual Conference of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario in Ottawa.— Amazon breaks ground at Ottawa location of its 1-million square foot fulfillment centre.— Toronto councillors hold special meeting to discuss the province’s Bill 5, meant to reduce the size of council from 47 to 25.— Calgary trial for Oluwatosin Oluwafemi who’s charged with second-degree murder in the 2014 death of his four-year-old daughter.— Seamus O’Regan, minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, participates in a Veterans Town Hall in Kelowna.— 27th International Ornithological Congress is being held in Vancouver.———last_img read more

13 Oct

BCs Horgan defends fight to both retain and restrict Alberta oil imports

first_imgYELLOWKNIFE – B.C. Premier John Horgan says he is fighting to both retain and restrict Alberta energy imports because while the existing shipments are vital to his province, the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion would see the unrefined oilsands oil go somewhere else.“The proposal to twin the pipeline is not to send more product to the Lower Mainland, but to export to other jurisdictions,” Horgan told reporters after a meeting of western premiers wrapped up Wednesday in Yellowknife.“There’s a distinct difference between those two things. One is diluted bitumen. The other is gasoline or jet fuel to be used by (B.C.) citizens to move around freely.”He made the comments after he was asked to explain why his government is going to court to determine if it has the right to regulate heavy oil imports while at the same time trying to stop Alberta from curtailing existing oil shipments to B.C.Horgan denied a suggestion that his government’s position is selfish.“Not at all,” he said, stressing that they are two separate issues.Horgan joined leaders from other western provinces and territories to discuss a range of shared concerns from cannabis legalization and pharmacare to market access.Alberta Premier Rachel Notley declined to go, saying she’s too busy trying to strike a deal to ensure Trans Mountain is built.She sent deputy premier Sarah Hoffman, who declined to sign off on the meeting’s closing statement. Hoffman said Alberta didn’t endorse the document because there was no statement affirming support for Trans Mountain.She said while she wants to proceed with the issues discussed at the meeting, it is folly to talk about how to spend money while ignoring critical issues on how to raise it.“Talking about market access without talking about Trans Mountain … is irrational” said Hoffman.The line, which would twin an existing pipe and triple the amount of oil heading from Alberta to the coast, was approved by Ottawa in 2016, but has hit permit delays and legal challenges from Horgan’s government.Alberta says pipeline bottlenecks are kneecapping the industry, costing millions of dollars a day.The pipeline builder, Kinder Morgan, has ratcheted back spending on the $7.4-billion project, citing B.C.’s obstruction tactics. The company says it needs assurance by May 31 that the line can get built.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government and Alberta are exploring a range of options including buying the project from Kinder Morgan or making sure whoever builds it is covered for any losses tied to political delays.Horgan’s government has made clear it opposes the expansion over concerns about spills. His government has asked B.C.’s highest court to rule on whether B.C. can cap oil imports.Alberta has passed a bill to allow it to reduce shipments of oil and other fuels to B.C., which could lead to gas price spikes and other fuel-related hardships. B.C. has filed a suit in Alberta to stop Notley from turning down the taps, saying it violates the Constitution.Notley told reporters Tuesday that Horgan’s logic is head-spinning — he wants the fuel on one hand, but is trying to keep it the oil out on the other.Horgan, on a conference call Wednesday with B.C. reporters after the meeting, admitted things have gotten frosty on a personal level with Notley, someone he considers a friend.“They did invite me to the swearing in of their government,” he said. “I went gleefully and enjoyed myself. Maybe I’m just an acquaintance. It does not really matter. It’s not about me.”He said the last time he spoke with Notley was in Ottawa in April.“I think the tone between the two of us is strained,” Horgan said. “This is not personal for me. It’s about my responsibility to make sure that I’m doing my level best to protect our economy, our environment.”last_img read more