NBA draft: A look at who the Warriors might select at No. 28

first_imgOAKLAND – Not even a week after the Warriors’ season ended in defeat and devastation, here comes the NBA draft.Picking 28th for the second year in a row — and also 58th — the Warriors will be hard-pressed to upgrade a roster that one way or another is sure to be missing Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson. With their free-agency options severely limited by the salarly cap, majority owner Joe Lacob is likely to approve the purchase a third pick if one becomes available.How that plays out is …last_img read more

Money as Big Data: Mapping the History of Filthy Lucre

first_imgTags:#Data Services#Location#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting “Such a large collection of digital objects lends itself to the potential for meaningful quantitative analysis, including the geographical distribution of coins based on a variety of physical and categorical attributes…Dynamic visualization based on researchers’ queries can lead to hypotheses that would have otherwise never been considered.” In other words, allowing for the custom visualization of numismatic data might lead to intuitive leaps in the understanding of history by economists, art historians, classicists and others that both the coins themselves and the data itself would not. The interface, in the form of a widget set into the Nomisa site, is an open source build, with Apache Solr for the search index, OpenLayers for the display of maps and Ajax to connect the two in a usable interface. Once a coin is entered into Solr, the script Gruber has written checks the numismatic Nomisma (“a collaborative effort to provide stable digital representations of numismatic concepts and entities”) to place it geographically. “OpenLayers then builds its point layer with a KML file generated dynamically from the Solr search results for user’s query. A list of facets appears under the map, providing the user with the ability to filter results based on constraints like deity, material, denomination, issuer, and region.”The project is drawing from 400MB of numismatic data, consisting of 560,000 objects. When it launches in mid-March, as a part of the American Numismatics Society’s Collections site, it will have close to 200,000 georeferenced objects.You will be able to search geographically to see what coinage was produced in area mints. You will also have a slider controller that will allow you to fine-tune your searches in terms of time. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… curt hopkins Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Most people who aren’t coin queens don’t realize how important the little bits of bronze, silver and gold are to understanding our history. The American Numismatic Society‘s resident geek Ethan Gruber does. So he and the ANS are building a mapping interface for their huge numismatic data set. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

UAAP Starting 5: Week 5

first_imgThe first round of the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament is over, but this doesn’t mean teams get to start over with new slates.Oh no, the second round is essentially when the UAAP separates the men from the boys and did the men show up in Week 5.ADVERTISEMENT Clue, the biggest man of the week wore red.Center: Ben Mbala (La Salle Green Archers)FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIt’s tough to think that reigning MVP Ben Mbala is still the most dominant force in the UAAP since he put up a lackluster, by his standards, performance in La Salle’s 76-75 loss to Ateneo.Mbala, however, still featured in this list by virtue of sheer numbers—and that practically no center in the league can match up to him one-on-one. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Forward: Matt Salem (NU Bulldogs)Talk about finding your rhythm.Matt Salem found himself in a four-game slump for National University where he averaged a disastrous 4.5 points a game, and in the Bulldogs’ three-game losing streak the captain put up just 3.8 points.And when the Bulldogs desperately needed a win, Salem heeded the call and fired 21 points in their 77-70 victory over University of the Philippines.Guard: Matt Nieto (Ateneo Blue Eagles)Matt Nieto is clutch. That’s that.In the first Ateneo-La Salle game of the season, Nieto showed why he’s an invaluable member of the Blue Eagles roster.If some of the players here in this list got included because of sheer numbers, Nieto became part of this because of sheer fortitude.It was Nieto who stole the inbound pass of Kib Montalbo in the dying seconds of the rivalry game and it was also him who iced Ateneo’s 76-75 win from the free throw line.Take a bow Matt. Take a bow. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC The big man from La Salle averaged 28.5 points and 11.5 rebounds per game, including a career performance of 39 points against University of the East.Forward: Alvin Pasaol (UE Red Warriors)This list relies heavily on numbers, and did Alvin Pasaol bring those digits.Pasaol became the highest-scoring man in the UAAP this century when he put up a career-high 49 points against the Green Archers and he followed it up with a 32-point outing against University of Santo Tomas.And Pasaol is also a reliable figure in the glass as he averaged nine rebounds a game this week together with his ridiculous 40.5 points-per-game mark.ADVERTISEMENT Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentcenter_img Guard: Jerie Pingoy (Adamson Soaring Falcons)Scoring is fine and all, but helping your teammates score is probably a notch more honorable.And Jerie Pingoy became Adamson’s consummate Soaring Falcon when he recorded this season’s single-game assist mark when he dished out 10 against Far Eastern University.Oh he also was a reliable scorer for the Falcons this week as he put up an average of 10 points in their two games this week.Honorable mentionsPhilip Manalang (UE Red Warriors)Pasaol is UE’s Batman, and Philip Manalang is the Red Warriors’ reliable Robin.Manalang did not put up as gaudy numbers as his heftier teammate, but he did put up an average of 17 points in the two games UE played this week.Jerrick Ahanmisi (Adamson Soaring Falcons)If you’re wondering who benefited the most from Pingoy’s passing, then it would be Jerrick Ahanmisi. The lanky wingman averaged 19 points a game in the Soaring Falcons’ two victories this week while shooting an even 50 percent from deep. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View comments LATEST STORIES Blue Eagles enter PVL Finals, beat Tigers in 4 sets Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasalast_img read more

Ivory Runs Jets Past Raiders, 19-14

first_imgEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Rex Ryan wanted more from his New York Jets. More points. More discipline. More execution.That’s why the coach was far from thrilled after a 19-14 season-opening victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sept. 7. “This game should’ve been a rat kill,” Ryan said. “It wasn’t.”Chris Ivory had a 71-yard touchdown run midway through the fourth quarter, and the Jets’ swarming defense mostly clamped down on Oakland rookie quarterback Derek Carr as New York held the Raiders to 158 total yards and overcame a sloppy, penalty-filled performance to win.“Our fans were better than our team today,” Ryan said, bemoaning the Jets’ 11 penalties for 105 yards.“We never had any takeaways and had two turnovers, so that’s obviously a work in progress. It has to get better for us to do what we want to do.”With the game still in the balance, Ivory rushed up the middle and appeared stopped. He slipped a few would-be tacklers and took off into the end zone. A pass on a 2-point conversion failed.Carr, the Raiders’ second-round draft pick, made it close with a 30-yard touchdown toss to James Jones, who made a leaping grab over Darrin Walls with 1:21 left.The Raiders tried an onside kick, but Greg Salas recovered to seal it for the Jets. “We’ll take it,” Ryan said. “I’m not very happy with it, but it’s a victory.”Geno Smith was shaky early with an interception and lost fumble. But he threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Chris Johnson as the Jets sent the Raiders to their 14th straight loss in the Eastern time zone. Smith finished 23 of 28 for 221 yards.“We’ve got high expectations,” Smith said. “We can’t shoot ourselves in the foot and we can’t make excuses for it.”Ivory finished with 102 yards on 10 carries, while Johnson had 68 yards rushing in his Jets debut and caught five passes for 23 yards.The Jets were fired up by comments made by former right tackle Austin Howard, saying the Raiders would push around his ex-teammates.“They certainly did that, to the tune of 25 yards rushing,” Ryan said sarcastically. “And they gave up (212) rushing.”Carr, who got the nod over Matt Schaub, held his own in the first half, but the Jets pressured him throughout the final two quarters. He finished 20 of 32 for 151 yards, with touchdowns to Jones and Rod Streater.“I don’t think the game was too big for him,” Raiders coach Dennis Allen said. “Overall, I saw some positive signs, some things that he did well. Obviously, I saw some mistakes.”With the Jets leading 10-7, the defense came out roaring to start the second half, holding the Raiders to minus-3 yards in the third quarter.“I need to do a better job of putting us in better situations,” Carr said. “Now I have to do a better job of making the correct calls. You can put it all on me.”Carr had a short field to work with after Charles Woodson intercepted Smith. He got his first NFL touchdown on a screen to Streater, who scored from 12 yards to give the Raiders a 7-3 lead.Smith turned it over again on the next possession, killing a long drive, when he fumbled — with Michael Vick lined up at wide receiver — while trying to get into the end zone. Sio Moore plowed into Smith, knocking the ball loose, and TJ Carrie recovered.Johnson, signed by the Jets as a free agent in April, took a shovel pass and stretched into the end zone for a 5-yard score that put New York up 10-7 just 30 seconds before halftime.The Jets nearly got a touchdown on some trickery on the previous play when Vick lined up as a wide receiver, sprinted into the backfield and took a flip from Smith. Vick zipped a pass just wide of an open Eric Decker as the ball went off his fingertips in the end zone.It ended a sloppy first half for the Jets, who were called for eight penalties, including one that was declined. The Raiders had no first-half penalties, and finished with four.(DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

10 months agoSao Paulo defender Rodrigo Caio chasing Europe move

first_imgSao Paulo defender Rodrigo Caio chasing Europe moveby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSao Paulo defender Rodrigo Caio retains hope of moving to Europe.Caio admits he underwent a Barcelona medical this month, though they eventually went with Valencia defender Jeison Murillo.He said, “Of course you get frustrated, but it’s part of football.”I think positively, it has never been easy for me and it won’t be easy now.”I’m staying calm and firm, knowing I have three more years on my contract at Sao Paulo.”I feel calm waiting for an opportunity and one day I want to play in Europe.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

12 days agoMan City, Leicester watching Altinordu teen Burak Ince

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City, Leicester watching Altinordu teen Burak Inceby Paul Vegas12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAltinordu teen Burak Ince is attracting Premier League interest.Turkish giants Fenerbache have joined Manchester City and Leicester in the race to sign promising youngster Ince .Bayern Munich are also interested in the 15-year-old Altinordu playmaker but now Fenerbahce have entered the race.Yeni Asir says that the Super Lig side could have the advantage in the race for his signature as they have close ties with the Altinordu chief. last_img read more

Robert Smith Claims He Was The First Ohio State NFL Player To Say “The”

first_imgTwo analysts talk on one of the Big Ten network's shows.BTN.You’ve heard it a lot over the years.A former Ohio State football player introduces himself during an NFL broadcast and concludes his introduction with an emphatic, “The Ohio State University.”Who started that tradition?Apparently, it was former Buckeye running back Robert Smith.“It is true,” Smith said on the Big Ten Network earlier this week. “It was the official name of the university and they made a point in around 1994 to emphasize it.”It was Robert Smith who started saying THE Ohio State University in the NFL introductions! pic.twitter.com/F6h7BF4dYb— Buckeye Videos+ (@BuckeyeVideos) September 1, 2016Smith played at Ohio State in the early 1990s before going on to star in the NFL with the Minnesota Vikings. He played in the NFL from 1993-2000.So, when you hear that first “The Ohio State University” this fall, you’ll know who started it.last_img read more

Parents and Guardians Reminded of Vaccination for Children

first_img The effects are amputation of an arm or leg, paralysis of limbs, hearing loss, convulsions, brain damage and death. Story Highlights With the 2018/19 school year slated to begin in September, the Ministry of Health is urging parents and guardians to adhere to the schedule outlining clinic appointments for the vaccination of children. With the 2018/19 school year slated to begin in September, the Ministry of Health is urging parents and guardians to adhere to the schedule outlining clinic appointments for the vaccination of children.In a recent JIS News interview, Acting Director of Family Health Services in the Ministry, Dr. Melody Ennis, noted that clinic appointments must not be avoided, because of the deleterious effects that vaccine-preventable diseases can have on a child.The effects are amputation of an arm or leg, paralysis of limbs, hearing loss, convulsions, brain damage and death.“They also need to be reminded that, under law, they are liable if they wilfully prevent their children from being vaccinated,” she said.The Immunisation Regulations of 1986, which were amended in 2013, as well as the adolescent and adult vaccination policies, stipulate that all children under seven years of age must be adequately immunised prior to school entry.This applies to children entering day care, nursery, preschool, basic school and primary school, whether publicly or privately operated.Immunisations mandated by law for children prior to school entry are at birth, the BCG vaccine for protection against severe forms of tuberculosis; at six weeks, three and six months old, polio; pentavalent vaccine for protection against diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), tetanus (locked jaw), haemophilus influenza type B, and hepatitis B.Others are 12 and 18 months old, the MMR for protection against measles, mumps and rubella, and booster doses for polio, diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus are given at 18 months old and four to six years old to complete the schedule.The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination for protection against cervical cancer is now being offered to grade-seven girls as part of the national immunisation schedule. However, the vaccine is not mandatory.Dr. Ennis acknowledged that Jamaicans have taken the safety and well-being of their children seriously, with a significant number of children from birth to six years being comprehensively immunised against the 10 targeted diseases.They include influenza type B, hepatitis B, tuberculosis, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, poliomyelitis, measles, rubella and mumps.“It must be emphasised that 95 per cent coverage is required to adequately protect the individuals and the nation,” Dr. Ennis informed. In a recent JIS News interview, Acting Director of Family Health Services in the Ministry, Dr. Melody Ennis, noted that clinic appointments must not be avoided, because of the deleterious effects that vaccine-preventable diseases can have on a child. last_img read more