His son got burned by the blaze thattotally gutted their house. Police investigators said Alapar,whose wife was working abroad, set his house on fire on Friday. The motive in the incident was notimmediately established. The fatalities were 24-year-old RolinAlapar and his 4-year-old son, a police report showed. BFP BAGO CITYAshes remain as 24-year-old Rolin Alapar set his house on fire – which killed him and his son – in Barangay Bacong, Bago City, Negros Occidental on Friday. Officers of the Bago City policestation were investigating the incident./PN BACOLOD City – A man who was believedto have committed suicide by burning his house was found dead with his son inBarangay Bacong, Bago City, Negros Occidental.
Kamryn McCool threw a shutout and the whole lineup was hitting as Franklin County got out to an early lead on Lawrenceburg and never looked back in an 11-0 victory on Monday. The Wildcats continued to play all-round great softball in a total team effort in the win. The victory extends Franklin County’s winning streak to nine games as their record in now 16-3 on the year (8-2 in EIAC). Lawrenceburg’s record falls to 3-11 overall (1-8 in EIAC).Franklin County Wildcats Varsity got on the board in the first inning when Gabby Mitchum led off with a hit by pitch. She then scored when Kamryn McCool tripled on a 0-2 count. McCool scored on an RBI ground out by Hannah Hornsby for the second out, but the Wildcats would continue to score with two outs. Next, Camryn Brewer had a single to left field, and Kloe Bolos followed that up with a RBI double to left scoring Brewer. After advancing to third on a fielding error, Bolos scored on a Kendall McCool single up the middle and just like that the Wildcats were up 4-0 before the Tigers even came up to bat.The Wildcats other big inning came in the third inning when they scored five runs. With one out, Tessa Harper reached on a fielding error and then advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt by Abby Orschell. The Wildcats were then able to capitalize with two outs and string some hits together to score their five runs. With Harper on second, Gabby Mitchum pulled a line drive into left field to score Harper from second. After Mitchum advanced to second on the throw, Maggie Wendel poked a hard grounder through the hole between shortstop and third for a single, scoring Mitchum. Kamryn McCool then drew a walk which was followed by a 2 RBI double by Hannah Hornsby. Camryn Brewer then ripped a single into left field that was misplayed by the fielder, allowing Hornsby to score from second.Kamryn McCool was the winning pitcher for Franklin County. She surrendered no runs on one hit over five innings, striking out eight and walking zero. Her record on the season is now 9-1.The lone hit for the Tigers was a single to left field by Bailee Johnson.Sam Heiert took the loss for Lawrenceburg. She allowed 12 hits and 11 runs over five innings of work.Franklin County scattered 12 hits in the game with Brewer and Mitchum each having multiple hits for the Wildcats. Brewer went 4-for-4 at the plate to lead the team in hits.The Wildcats were also sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error.Franklin County will be back in action Tuesday evening as the Wildcats take on EIAC foe Rushville at home. First pitch against the Lions is scheduled for 5:30 pm.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Alex McCool.
“The Waratahs talked about taking it to us physically. They tried to do that, and I thought our guys responded to that physicality. In the end, we were just too big and powerful. The big key in this game was keeping our discipline. It would have been easy enough for someone to be taken late, then lose their head and throw a punch, it to be picked up and then cited. “I thought our discipline was absolutely fantastic. There were little shoulders and charges and guys being taken late and stuff. That’s part of rugby, people try to unsettle you a little bit, and we’ve got to accept that. “It is how you respond to that sort of niggle, and I thought our guys were brilliant at it. They were a credit to the Lions and wearing that jersey because there was some provocation out there. “We felt there has been a little bit of off-the-ball stuff in the first couple of games, but we said we were not going to bitch and moan about it. We are not going to get involved in any accusations against the opposition. We want to go out there and play some hard, physical rugby.” Roberts departed the action 10 minutes from time, which meant the Lions ending with 14 men as Gatland had already used his full complement of substitutes. “Even when we were down to 14 men, I thought we controlled the game without being under too much pressure,” Gatland added. “We will get Jamie scanned tomorrow (Sunday). The medics thought it might have been a hamstring, but he said he has never pulled a hamstring before, so he is not kind of sure. It is fingers crossed it might not be that.” Waratahs head coach Michael Cheika admitted the Lions left an impression. “I thought we got stuck right in, but where we got caught out was when we turned over the ball. Their class showed,” he said. “You have got to put heat on the nine and 10 at this level. That’s the game. They are orchestrating the team, the direction, the plays, so you’ve got to keep them hopping.” The Lions’ 47-17 demolition of New South Wales Waratahs – helped by a 30-point haul from Leigh Halfpenny – made it five successive victories on tour. They have scored 261 points and 33 tries on tour, and it is now all systems go to meet the Wallabies in Brisbane next Saturday. It would have been almost a perfect 80 minutes had centre Jamie Roberts not suffered a late leg injury that could make him doubtful for Brisbane. “We got what we expected,” Lions head coach Gatland said. Press Association Warren Gatland saluted his players for their “absolutely fantastic” discipline after the British and Lions warmed up for next week’s first Test showdown against Australia with another crushing win.
With just two weeks remaining in the regular season, the USC men’s volleyball team seems to have finally come into its own. After three big conference wins over spring break, the Trojans will head north this weekend to take on Stanford and Pacific for two more crucial Mountain Pacific Sports Federation matchups.Digging deep · Senior outside hitter Henry Cassiday ranks second in the nation and first in the MPSF conference with 3.15 digs per set. – Nick Entin | Daily Trojan“It feels good,” said USC head coach Bill Ferguson. “We’re definitely playing our best volleyball right now, and you always want to be peaking at the end of the year, and we’re starting to do that.”The Trojans (14-8, 13-8 MPSF) beat crosstown rival UCLA (14-8, 11-7) in four sets on March 15. The team went on to beat Cal State Northridge (7-14, 6-12) last Friday in straight sets, then pulled out a four-set victory over Long Beach State (15-6, 12-6) the next day.USC beat the Bruins by a score of 25-20, 19-25, 25-17, 25-23 at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion. Freshman outside hitter Lucas Yoder led the team with 20 kills, senior outside hitter Maddison McKibbin had 12 kills and senior opposite Tanner Jansen added 10 kills. The Trojans had previously fallen to UCLA in straight sets at home this year on Feb. 9, losing by a score of 25-20, 25-23, 25-19.The Trojans avenged another sweep from earlier in the season against the Matadors. After losing at Cal State Northridge on Jan. 24 by a final score of 25-19, 25-21, 25-21, the Trojans earned a sweep of their own while hosting Cal State Northridge by a final score of 25-20, 25-20, 25-20. The trio of Jansen, Yoder and McKibbin led the team again in kills with 13, 11 and 8 respectively.To complete the undefeated spring break campaign, the Trojans beat Long Beach State by a final score of 25-22, 21-25, 25-19, 27-25. Leading the team in kills again was Jansen with 26, followed by Yoder with 22 and McKibbin with 13. USC had beaten the 49ers in three sets by a score of 25-19, 25-22, 33-31 at Long Beach State on Jan. 22.“We’re playing better every single game,” McKibbin said. “Our passing has gotten better, our hitting percentage is going up, we’re blocking a lot more balls, we’re getting a lot more aces. It feels like we’re steadily reaching our peak, which is what we planned to do.”Both the Cal State Northridge and Long Beach State home games were played in the North Gym, rather than the usual Galen Center, as the Galen Center was booked that weekend for the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards. The North Gym, located inside of the Physical Education Building in the heart of campus, was the team’s home court when the program first became a varsity sport in 1970 until 1988. The North Gym and the Lyon Center split time as the team’s home court between 1988 and 2006 before the Galen Center became the official home court of the team in 2007. The North Gym can only hold about 1,000 spectators, about a tenth of the capacity of the Galen Center, and was the home court for the team three of the four seasons USC has ever won a national championship.“I love playing in North Gym,” said senior libero Henry Cassiday. “I don’t think I’ve ever lost here. It’s a gnarly home court advantage with the low ceiling, and we practiced with that a little before. We have our fans here and they’re really close, they’re right next to the action, so it’s really fun.”The three-game winning streak featured the same starting lineup for the Trojans each match. Along with McKibbin and Yoder starting at the two outside hitter spots and with Jansen starting at opposite, the USC starting lineup has featured freshman Andy Benesh at the first middle blocker spot, junior Chris Lischke at the second middle blocker spot, Cassiday starting at libero and junior Micah Christenson as the starting setter. With relatively few exceptions, Cassiday, Christenson, Yoder and Benesh have started every game for the Trojans this year, though the team has used more of a committee for the second outside hitter spot, second middle blocker spot and the opposite. Cassiday, however, said that the group of seven starters from the last three games has developed a lot of chemistry together and look to be the starters for the rest of the season.The Trojans take on Stanford (14-7, 11-7) today and will spend the night in northern California before taking on Pacific (2-19, 1-15) Friday. The Trojans fell to Stanford at home on March 9 in straight sets by a score of 25-15, 25-14, 25-22 but swept Pacific by a score of 25-20, 25-22, 25-15 at home on March 7.The Trojans are ranked as the No. 7 team in the country, according to the most recent American Volleyball Coaches Association poll, with Stanford coming in at No. 6 and Pacific unranked. The Trojans are currently in fifth place out of 13 teams in the MPSF, 4.5 games behind BYU, who leads the conference at 16-2.Both matches this week are set to start at 7 p.m. If USC can win both, the team will have won five straight matches for the first time this season.
The Program carries out research and supporting recovery efforts to deal with the severe environmental effects of BC’s hydroelectric dams. It is run by BC Hydro — with limited input from First Nations.“The Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program doesn’t reflect the needs and interests of the First Nations people who are most affected by hydroelectric development,” said Prophet River Chief Lynette Tsakoza.“We asked to be more directly involved in the program for Site C, but that request was ignored.”As the Environmental Appeal Board is an independent tribunal, it hears appeals on decisions under various environmental legislation in British Columbia.Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The West Moberly First Nations and Prophet River First Nation announced yesterday that they have filed an appeal of the main water licences for the Site C Project with the Environmental Appeal Board.A press release sent out on behalf of the First Nations states the Deputy Comptroller of Water Rights conducted a written hearing process for the licences, which were issued on February 26.Those licences authorize the diversion and storage of water behind the proposed Site C dam, including the creation of an 83 kilometre-long reservoir.- Advertisement -West Moberly First Nation’s Chief Roland Willson says Site C is an infringement of their treaty, and all of their concerns were either ‘dismissed or diminished.’“We have serious concerns about the effects of the flooding on groundwater, erosion, the impacts on Treaty rights, fish and wildlife habitat and safety,” Chief Willson said. “There was there no urgency to issue these approvals, given that none of the power from Site C is needed at all.”The First Nations have also requested that they be involved in ongoing management and mitigation of the impacts of Site C through a direct decision-making role in BC Hydro’s Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program, or a program similar to it.Advertisement No date has been set for a hearing.
A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Tags:#hardware Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Why do I like the hardware industry?It’s the melodrama. One day, you’re an unheralded company with clunky, me-too products. (We’re the first company to deliver a smartphone specifically designed for bass fishermen!) Three years later, a few analysts and reporters note that your company has moved from number 27 to number 8 in market share. A year later, BusinessWeek prints a breathless account of the danger sports—windsurfing, bull baiting, extreme whittling—the CEO enjoys to keep himself tuned. You’re number one in your chosen markets and your company is expanding!And then comes the final act: excess inventory, bloated product lines, tight margins and feature stories bemoaning your big bet on those touch screens.Look at Packard-Bell, Compaq, Palm, AST, Digital, Acer, and all those people that made Internet Appliances back in the late 90s. These companies weren’t stupid or mismanaged. In most cases, they touched the Golden Fleece… right before sliding off a cliff.And now comes Vizio. It’s one of the great success stories in digital television. At the Consumer Electronics Show this week Vizio unfurled smart phones, tablets and Windows 8 PCs. (Vizio started trickling out the PC strategy in 2012 but this year’s CES has been the launch pad.) The desktops will have large 24- and 27-inch screens while the laptops will emphasize thinness. Still, even with the accent on design it can be seen as a strange move. PC sales are flattening out and most phone companies are struggling in the shadow of Samsung and Apple. Given a choice between trying to interest consumers in Windows 8 or trying to earn a living giving massages at street fairs, you might be temped take Option B.But, ahh… the history. Vizio has defied the odds before. Founded in 2002 by LCD veterans William Wang, Ken Lowe and Laynie Newsom, the Costa Mesa, Calif.-based company started as a consulting firm serving PC makers trying to break into the TV market. It helped Gateway release a 42-inch plasma TV system. It cost $2,999, but comparable systems at the time sold for upwards of $6,000. Although Gateway’s momentum in TVs petered out, it enjoyed a surge of sales. Gateway sold 4,000 in the first month.Soon after, it joined a new crop of new-name TV manufacturers like Westinghouse, Polaroid, and Syntax-Brillian – HP and Dell even thought they could make it big in TVs. Vizio’s strategy was to produce the lowest price TVs in the mid- to high-price bands, a plan which allowed it to compete on price while avoiding the most challenging segment of the markets. It also specifically targeted what then were new channels for TV makers: Costco, Sam’s Club and home shopping channels. Electronics retailers, at the time, insisted on gross margins of 25 percent or more. Big Box retailers only demanded ten percent. Vizio used the strategy to undercut prices without undercutting margins too much.It also kept headcount low. Vizio outsources nearly everything. When it overtook Samsung and Sony for the first time to become the number one LCD TV brand in America, it had only 85 employees.“We don’t have highly paid executives or fly around on corporate jets. The efficiency of the company is not hiding any kind of latency,” Wang told me back then.The momentum hasn’t ended: Vizio is still regularly in the top spot with Samsung in the U.S. Now reviewers like Dave Katzmaier often give their TVs high marks. Compare that to Sony or Sharp: Sharp, one of the most innovative companies in LCD technology, is this week seeking an infusion of cash from Intel and Dell.With that in mind, let’s look at the new products. Vizio’s tablet runs on AMD’s Z60 processors. That means it is compatible with virtually every computer program on the market, unlike Microsoft’s own Surface, which runs on an ARM chip. AMD is also a company on a mission to rebuild itself and so will likely go out of its way to help Vizio make sure it succeeds. The products are attractive, different and Vizio doesn’t carry baggage like HP or Dell. In phones, Vizio will target the Chinese market, still a new frontier for smartphones.Then again, it won’t be easy. Vizio did try to sell phones in the U.S. a few years ago. In the summer of 2011, Lowe told me during a panel discussion that Vizio was going to come out with a line of LED light bulbs. Taiwan would produce them and Vizio would sell them. LED prices dropped and I haven’t seen the light bulbs. The company’s breakthrough channel strategy is no surprise anymore.If these new products don’t sell well, expect Vizio to back of its commitments quietly. 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Twitter cofounder and chairman Jack Dorsey has either lost his mind, or he’s just showing the obsessive devotion to his company’s products he’s famed for.About an hour ago, Dorsey tweeted a six-second Vine video where he said he was “about to do something very interesting.” In the video, he followed some men in construction-worker uniforms. Where he was going, we weren’t quite sure.The next thing we knew, Dorsey tweeted a torrent of Vine videos with no further explanations. From the videos, it seems Dorsey followed those construction men up the scaffolding of the Bay Bridge in San Francisco and has been taking six-second videos of the view from high above the Bay with his smartphone. Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Kids, don’t try this at home.Dorsey appears to have followed safety protocols. He is buckled in and hooked to the wires that lead up the bridge, from what we can tell from his videos.Really though, who scales the Bay Bridge and whips out their smartphone?Dorsey may have just shown us the perfect example of when Google Glass is an essential gadget: when you are climbing large structures and presumably need your hands free on top of a windy bridge over large bodies of water.ReadWrite has noted before that Vine could be the killer app for Google Glass. Jack Dorsey just proved it. Related Posts dan rowinski The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Tags:#Jack Dorsey#Stunts#twitter#Vine Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro…
Ford’s revamped Edge SUV will be assembled in a plant in southern Ontario, a move a union official said signals jobs will be secure in the region as the automaker invests in new technology.Ford Motor Company of Canada said it has redesigned its Edge SUV for global export, with preparations already underway for production in Oakville, Ont. Ford plans to export the vehicle, which features an array of smart technology, to 100 countries in 2019.However, company spokeswoman Lauren More said the company has no plans to hire more workers or change its operating pattern at the plant.The move comes a year after Ford pledged $1.2 billion over four years to retool its Canadian plants, and create a research and engineering centre in Ottawa.It was part of a contract deal negotiated in November 2016 between Ford and Unifor that had the automaker invest $700 million for its assembly plants in Windsor, Ont., and Oakville.Unifor president Jerry Dias called the announcement “a good sign,” adding that the union is pleased the company is using skilled workers in Canada for the updated model.“There hasn’t been any softening of the market as it relates to the Edge and this is just about keeping it at the forefront of people’s preferences,” Dias said in an interview Thursday.“Ford is really looking to emphasize and to push their sales offshore, which makes us proud that they are using our Oakville facility as their centrepiece to do that.”The union represents about 5,000 workers at the facility, which also builds the Ford Flex, Lincoln MKX and Lincoln MKT.Ford first expanded production of the Edge in Canada three years ago, announcing then that the vehicle would be exported for the first time to western Europe.Dias said despite talks of the U.S. pulling out the North American Free Trade Agreement, there isn’t concern of the company’s commitment to keeping auto jobs in Canada.“NAFTA is definitely falling apart, there is no doubt about that,” he said, adding that the problem with NAFTA in the U.S. is low labour wages in Mexico.“Auto jobs are not leaving the United States and coming to Canada, jobs are leaving the U.S. and going to Mexico, and they completely understand that,” he said.
New Delhi: Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), the country’s biggest fuel retailer, Friday said it has made arrangements to ensure uninterrupted supply of petrol, diesel, LPG and jet fuel in Odisha and West Bengal that faced a category-4 cyclone. “In the wake of the cyclone Fani making landfall in Odisha earlier today (Friday), IOC is fully geared up and ensuring uninterrupted fuel supply from its locations in Odisha and West Bengal on the east coast,” the company said in a statement. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraThe company said its operations are largely normal across the two eastern states and it continues to supply. IOC has close to half of the retail fuel market share across the country. “Adequate stock of petroleum products such as petrol, diesel, LPG, kerosene and aviation fuel is available. The Corporation (IOC) is also actively assisting the district administration in evacuation, rescue and relief activities,” the statement said. Cyclone Fani is the worst storm since 2014 and had prompted authorities to shift more than a million people to safer places. IOC is continuing to operate its 15 million tonne per annum capacity refinery at Paradip on Odisha coast. The refinery is designed to withstand cyclones with a speed of over 200 kilometres per hour. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 days”Considering the onslaught of the cyclonic storm, IOC’s million metric tonnes per annum coastal refinery at Paradip has put in place all precautionary measures and safeguards to protect the people and the plant. All necessary safety measures are in place as per the onsite emergency plan,” it said. “A control room is already in operation to coordinate the preventive and proactive measures.” IOC said refinery operations are running normal, with all units in line and the products being evacuated by the marketing terminal and through pipeline transfer. “Coastal evacuation, however, has been halted, as per plan, due to the cyclone conditions.” CISF personnel and refinery fire and safety team members have been deployed at all strategic locations for monitoring the situation. Measures have also been taken to avoid build-up of excessive water in the refinery area, if any, it said. The refinery, IOC said, is also extending all possible assistance to the district administration by providing essential relief material such as biscuits, milk powder and water pouches and supporting a cyclone centre. It is also arranging transport facilities for the evacuation of people to safer places from the two municipality blocks of Kujang and Paradip in the district.