Graduating Alejandro laments not playing more years under NU coach Jarin

first_imgJohn Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ Alejandro’s affection for Jarin, though, doesn’t go unnoticed as Jarin plans to make their final games of the season special for his outgoing player.NU is currently in sixth place with a 4-8 record and is in danger of falling off the race to the semifinals.“We will dedicate these games to our senior captains J-Jay and Matt Salem,” said Jarin. “Of course, we are still going for the win but I’m disappointed with what is happening. We’re still positive that we can still pull out these last two games.”ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJ-Jay Alejandro has undoubtedly become National University’s heart and soul, and with his final season nearing its potential end, the senior regrets that he only played for one year under head coach Jamike Jarin.“When coach Jamike arrived at NU, it sunk in that I knew that this will be my last year,” said Alejandro in Filipino Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “It’s just unfortunate that we were only together for one year.”ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA And Alejandro’s time under Jarin could last for just two more games after NU lost its eighth game in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament following a 101-76 defeat to defending champion De La Salle.READ: Green Archers lock up top two, blow out BulldogsFEATURED 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 shutoutAlejandro finished with 20 points, eight rebounds, and five assists in a losing effort.“With coach Jamike it’s like a love-hate relationship, because even though he’s furious at you, you know that he loves you,” said Alejandro. “Even though he’s shouting at us, that’s just coach Jamike.” Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Sablan downplays UST’s potential 0-14 campaign, says others had winless seasons before Read Next View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 80 PLAY LIST 02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8000:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss01:37Protesters 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 students02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

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Syria reach World Cup play-off

first_imgWC Qualification Asia Dramatic equaliser keeps Syria’s World Cup dream alive Dom Farrell Last updated 2 years ago 02:06 9/6/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) OmarAlSoma - cropped Getty Images WC Qualification Asia Syria Iran v Syria Iran Omar Al Soma was the hero as his equaliser deep into stoppage time against Iran sealed a World Cup qualification play-off place Syria continued their improbable dream of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup with a last-gasp 2-2 draw in Iran to seal a play-off spot in the Asian Football Confederation section.Ayman Hakeem’s side performed incredibly against the backdrop of the six-year long civil war in their homeland to remain in the reckoning on the final matchday in round three of AFC qualifying, although they looked to have fallen short until Omar Al Soma pounced in the 93rd minute in Tehran.The result means Syria finish third in Group A, behind group winners Iran and South Korea, who have qualified automatically for the finals. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina International Football Odds HereUzbekistan found themselves on the wrong side of the fairytale, with Al Soma’s strike eliminating them on goal difference.Syria — who have played their “home” qualifiers during the campaign in Malaysia — must now wait to see whether they will face Australia or Saudi Arabia in next month’s play-off, with Group B winners Japan travelling to face the latter nation later on Tuesday.The winner of that two-legged encounter will then face the fourth-placed side from the CONCACAF section in November’s intercontinental play-off for a place in Russia.After their late, late goal in Tehran, Syria’s #WorldCup dream is still aliveThey head into #WCQ play-off versus either AUS / KSA pic.twitter.com/RuNMuTo7Qj— #WCQ (@FIFAWorldCup) September 5, 2017Tamer Mohamad gave Syria a 13th-minute lead, becoming the first player to score against Iran in a World Cup qualifier for 1,121 minutes.Sardar Azmoun levelled for Iran on the stroke of half-time after Ibrahim Alma tipped Mehdi Taremi’s header on to the bar, and the Rubin Kazan forward doubled his tally in the 64th minute when Taremi flicked on Ehsan Haji Safi’s long throw.But Al Soma held his nerve to slide a finish underneath Alireza Salimi deep into stoppage time and prompt wild celebrations on the touchline.last_img read more

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Media solutions provider Globecast has announced t

first_imgMedia solutions provider Globecast has announced two UK-based appointments in its distribution and contribution teams.Jack Braybrook has joined the content and distribution team as account manager (AM), Distribution, while James Whittaker has joined the contribution team as business development manager (BDM) OU Sports and Events. “Jack and James have the proper skillsets to help our customers make full use of both traditional opportunities as well as the shift toward IP, virtualization and cloud services. Their experience will build upon our successful path of innovating and investing in new technologies to create customer-focused services,” said Juliet Walker, Chief Marketing Officer, Globecast.Braybrook’s primary responsibilities will lie in expanding the company’s customer base and identifying new business opportunities. He previously held the position of sales manager at Arqiva.Whittaker will work with the contribution team to drive new opportunities and continue to expand Globecast’s market position. Whittaker recently held the post of OU sales manager at Arqiva, where he worked on business development in the OU satellite marketplace and delivered content for the site, ground or venue via satellite, fibre or IP.Braybrook said: “I’m fortunate to join a company like Globecast that’s a go-to provider for playout and distribution, most especially with our cloud based playout solutions. To help our customers launch their channels and get their content on air quickly and easily is my number one goal.”Whittaker added: “Working with Globecast across their sports and live events business is a fantastic opportunity, especially with the recent launch of Digital Media Hub, which really pushes the boundaries in publishing content across multiple platforms. I’m looking forward to liaising with our clients to make their content delivery simple and straightforward.”last_img read more

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SDLP Health Spokesperson Mark H Durkan has urged p

first_img SDLP Health Spokesperson Mark H Durkan has urged people of all ages to collectively practice and encourage safer internet usage. He was commenting amid public outcry for social media giants who own the likes of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to tackle harmful content negatively influencing the mental health of young people.Said the Foyle MLA: “Social media can be a wonderful tool when used with care, however harmful and at times graphic content which often slips through the net, can have a devastating impact on those already suffering from poor mental health. “We must make a conscientious effort, as online users, to report harmful material, to practice safer online usage and remove this scourge from social platforms. “We must also invest in public information campaigns to educate school children on how to safely navigate social media.“It is clear we need to deliver a realistic approach to what is a labyrinthine task. “By taking small steps to change how we use social media and by informing our young people on safe usage, together we can create safer online communities,” added Mr Durkan.Durkan urges social media vigilance over mental health fears to young people was last modified: January 30th, 2019 by John2John2 Tags: Durkan urges social media vigilance over mental health fears to young peopleFacebookFOYLE MLAINSTAGRAMMark H DurkanSDLPSOCIAL MEDIATwitter “Due to algorithms, the ‘bread and butter’ of these social platforms, negative content is pushed towards those individuals already experiencing depression or suicidal thoughts, essentially those most likely to engage with the content.“It would be myopic to suggest that the onus falls on social media companies. “Of course, they have a duty to implement tighter restrictions and review enforcement policies- yet the reality remains that some material will inevitably filter through. “This is a global issue and as such is extremely difficult to police- perhaps an even greater task for parents of teenagers who want to afford them some degree of privacy. ShareTweetlast_img read more

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Google secures new URL shortener domain YTbe

first_imgAdvertisement Google has secured a new domain name, YT.be, which it started forwarding to its goo.gl URL shortening service today.Presumably, Google will use the domain name for shortened links to YouTube videos. Today, the company uses another .be domain name to do that, namely youtu.be.Google acquired the domain name, which was originally registered back in May 2003, from a Belgian Internet entrepreneur, but didn’t make its identity known throughout the purchasing process. But you can see Google is the owner of the domain name these days by simply looking up the WHOIS information.It is not yet clear how much Google paid for the domain, but It’s worth noting that Google actually owns an even shorter domain name,g.co, but it only uses it for Google websites – likely for branding reasons. – Advertisement – Google started using goo.gl in December 2009, but only opened it up to the public in September 2010. It’s unlikely to switch to yt.be for all URL shortening (again, for branding reasons) but it is expect the company will start using it for links to YouTube videos.YouTube’s 1 billion monthly users are sharing a ton of videos on social networking sites, where every character counts. On Twitter, approximately 700 YouTube videos are shared every minute – that’s more than 1 million shares per day.If Google switches from youtu.be to yt.be, it would theoretically be cutting the number of characters needed per day to tweet links to YouTube videos down by about 3 million daily, if Twitter weren’t using a t.co wrapper to shorten all Web addressesCredit: TNWlast_img read more

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Psychiatric diagnoses deemed scientifically meaningless by experts

first_imgThis study provides yet more evidence that the biomedical diagnostic approach in psychiatry is not fit for purpose. Diagnoses frequently and uncritically reported as ‘real illnesses’ are in fact made on the basis of internally inconsistent, confused and contradictory patterns of largely arbitrary criteria. The diagnostic system wrongly assumes that all distress results from disorder and relies heavily on subjective judgements about what is normal.”Professor Peter Kindermann, University of Liverpool Perhaps it is time we stop pretending that medical-sounding labels contribute anything to our understanding of the complex causes of human distress or of what kind of help we need when distressed.” By Lois Zoppi, BAJul 10 2019Reviewed by Kate Anderton, B.Sc. (Editor)A new study published in Psychiatry Research has stated that psychiatric diagnoses are “scientifically meaningless”. Led by researchers from the University of Liverpool, the study analyzed five chapters from the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) on schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, and trauma-related disorders. Related StoriesTAU’s new Translational Medical Research Center acquires MILabs’ VECTor PET/SPECT/CTDrinking Matcha tea may reduce anxious behavior, research showsResearchers explain how ‘viral’ agents of neurological diseases ended up in our DNA When analyzing the perspective from which a person’s distress is assessed, the researchers found that the DSM favored the perspective of the clinician over the perspective of the patients themselves. When comparing the DSM—IV-TR and the DSM-5, they found that the DSM-5 criteria on social anxiety relied on the clinician’s perspective. The researchers note:“Represented within this shift towards the perspective of the observer is an assumption about insight and the capacity to self-report […] However, this assumption is not explicitly states in the diagnoses, and therefore reinforces the fallacious assumption that all people experiencing mental health problems tend to ‘lack insight’”.Lead researcher Dr. Kate Allsopp from the University of Liverpool said:“Although diagnostic labels create the illusion of an explanation they are scientifically meaningless and can create stigma and prejudice. I hope these findings will encourage mental health professionals to think beyond diagnoses and consider other explanations of mental distress, such as trauma and other adverse life experiences.”The study concludes by suggesting, “A pragmatic approach to psychiatric assessment, allowing for recognition of individual experience, may […] be a more effective way of understanding distress than maintaining a commitment to a disingenuous categorical system.”In further criticism of diagnostic labeling, Professor John Read, from the University of East London, said:center_img Jolygon/ShutterstockThe Diagnostic and Statistical Manual offers mental health professionals diagnostic language to be used across services in order to provide a complete list of mental health conditions and the symptoms that characterize them.The study, which is widely critical of the DSM’s oversight of the role of trauma in mental distress in particular, says the Manual implies that trauma only affects a “limited number of diagnoses, despite increasing evidence to the contrary”. It also states that individual experiences that may be contributing to a person’s distress may be “obscured” by the diagnostic criteria.As trauma is only featured in one dedicated chapter, the Manual implies that trauma does not play a part in other mental health diagnoses. The researchers found that, problematically, personal experiences in this chapter on trauma-related disorders are seen as symptomatic of a disordered or inappropriate response to that trauma.DSM-5 is ‘not fit for purpose’There is mounting evidence demonstrating that trauma is involved in the development of a number of mental health conditions and symptoms. The study notes that labelling distress as abnormal may trigger more distress in the patient.The DSM-5 does acknowledge that personal experiences do not always fit inside the boundaries of a specific mental health condition’s criteria, and the paper argues that this makes the Manual’s rules internally inconsistent.To add to this heterogeneity that the paper criticizes, the research team’s analysis also found a great deal of overlap in symptoms between diagnoses. Journal reference:Allsop, K., et al. (2019). Heterogeneity in psychiatric diagnostic classification. Psychiatry Research. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2019.07.005.last_img read more

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Detecting and blocking cyberbullying

first_img Provided by Inderscience Bullying is as old as humanity, but in today’s world of ubiquitous and always-connected devices, there is a whole realm of bullying that can take place out of sight but be just as devastating to its victims – cyberbullying. Detecting and so having the opportunity to prevent cyberbullying in open online forums and social networking sites, for instance, requires technology that can automatically detect trollish and thuggish behaviour. Once detected, the problems that victims face might be addressed but more importantly, the cyberbullies might be shut down or otherwise punished. Writing in the International Journal of Autonomic Computing, a team from India reveals their algorithm which detects and weighs the words in forums and calculates whether or not particular clusters of words are associated with cyberbullying behaviour.The team explains the problem and why it matters so much: “Cyberbullying has emerged as a major problem along with the recent development of online communication and social media. Cyberbullying has also been extensively recognised as a serious national health problem, in which victims demonstrate a significantly high risk of suicidal ideation,” they write. They add that “This proposed framework shows better results while the action is to stop the online users becoming the victims of cyberbully.” Citation: Detecting and blocking cyberbullying (2019, February 5) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-02-blocking-cyberbullying.html Two-thirds of young people victims or perpetrators of cyberbullying, study suggests More information: J.I. Sheeba et al. Improved cyberbully detection techniques using multiple correlation coefficient from forum corpus, International Journal of Autonomic Computing (2019). DOI: 10.1504/IJAC.2018.097620 Credit: CC0 Public Domain Explore further 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

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Suedzucker CEO still sees no turnaround in tough market

first_imgFILE PHOTO: A company logo of Suedzucker Group is pictured at the headquarters in Mannheim, Germany March 12, 2019. REUTERS/Ralph OrlowskiHAMBURG (Reuters) – The CEO of Suedzucker (SZUG.DE), Europe’s largest sugar refiner, said on Thursday that trading conditions remained intensely difficult with low sugar prices and no turnaround likely for the company’s current financial year. “Our group forecast for the current financial year still shows no visible turnaround,” CEO Wolfgang Heer told the annual meeting of Suedzucker shareholders. He added: “Sugar prices remain at a low level which does not cover costs.” He said in an advance release of his speech that the company’s restructuring plan in its sugar sector, which includes closures of sugar factories in Germany, France and Poland, is on schedule. But the first financial benefits will be seen in the second half of the company’s 2020/21 financial year. Reporting by Michael Hogan; Editing by Michelle MartinOur Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.last_img read more

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