It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny No regrets for Perez, Lyceum after finals loss: ‘It was a good experience for us’ Headlining the list is 2017 PBA Draft’s top overall pick Christian Standhardinger, who will bolster the already potent Hong Kong Eastern Sports Club.The Fil-German forward will reinforce the deadly frontline for the defending champion Long Lions for the next six months in Hong Kong before debuting for the San Miguel Beermen in the PBA.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneFil-Am playmaker Jason Brickman will once again orchestrate the offense for Mono Vampire Basketball Club.Ex-PBA players have also taken their act to the ABL hoping to reinvigorate their careers overseas. LATEST STORIES Ecuador: Barge carrying 600 gallons of diesel fuel sinks at port PLAY LIST 00:51Ecuador: Barge carrying 600 gallons of diesel fuel sinks at port00:50Trending Articles01:07No. 1 pick Standhardinger’s monster game further fuels SMB debut hype02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Former Ginebra first-rounder James Forrester seeks to revive his career with ABL newcomer Formosa Dreamers of Taiwan, ex-Blackwater forward Reil Cervantes will reinforce Westports Malaysia Dragons, and former GlobalPort slasher AJ Mandani will fortify last season’s runner-up Singapore Slingers.Hardworking forward Lawrence Domingo goes on a return trip for Alab Pilipinas as the 23-year-old will once again serve as the Heritage Import for the home crew.The ABL also provides a new opportunity for unheralded Filipino ballers, some of which are hoping to get a second wind in their basketball careers, or chance to introduce themselves to the public.Guard Paul Zamar of UE partners with Brickman in Thailand with Mono Vampire, while former Adamson forward Patrick Cabahug teams up with Cervantes for the Dragons.Nanhai Kung Fu Basketball Club of China will also roll the dice with little-known Caelan Tiongson of Biola University and Jonathan Bermillo of Bishop’s University.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ ABL tips off on Friday with the Slingers taking on Nanhai Kung Fu in China, while Alab opens its campaign at Mall of Asia Arena against Hong Kong Eastern on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Christian Standhardinger. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netFilipinos have long been regarded as the best basketball players in Southeast Asia.So it shouldn’t be much of a surprise that Filipino ballers are coveted in the region with 10 players enlisted as Heritage Imports this upcoming 2017-2018 ABL season.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set
Millwall boss Ian Holloway is interested in taking DJ Campbell to The Den on loan from Blackburn Rovers.The Shepherd’s Bush-born 32-year-old played under Holloway at Blackpool prior to joining QPR in 2011.He signed for Blackburn after his Rangers contract expired during the summer but is yet to score this season.His stay at QPR was unsuccessful and he spent much of the time training with the club’s Under-21 squad managed by Marc Bircham, who recently left Loftus Road to join former Rangers man Holloway as first-team coach.Campbell’s career has also included spells at Yeading and Brentford.Holloway expressed an interest in taking him on loan from QPR when he was in charge at Crystal Palace last season.See also: Bircham faced challenges at QPR and can leave with his head held highSee also:Campbell joins Holloway at MillwallFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
A new 13-part series on the History Channel, called Evolve, begins with an episode on the evolution of the eye. To sell the story, the blurb needed to cast Evolution as an inventor: They are one of evolution’s most useful and prevalent inventions. Ninety five percent of living species are equipped with eyes and they exist in many different forms. Learn how the ancestors of jellyfish may have been the first to evolve light-sensitive cells. Discover how dinosaur’s evolved eyes that helped them become successful hunters. Finally, learn how primates evolved unique adaptations to their eyes that allowed them to better exploit their new habitat, and how the ability to see colors helped them find food.Evolve seems to be used as a verb here. If dinosaurs evolved eyes, and primates evolved color vision, were they doing it with purposeful intent? Did they know how to commandeer the mutations necessary to give natural selection the raw materials on which to tinker, in order that the required function for survival would emerge? This would certainly not represent the new-Darwinian view. The terminology seems misleading. The series relies heavily on CGI animations. These, however, depend on the imaginations of current-day people – not historical records. History used to be defined in terms of written records. Since this subject matter lacks written records, maybe the channel should be renamed the Prehistory Channel. The hour before also contains an animated episode set in prehistory from the series Jurassic Fight Club about a supposed cannibal dinosaur. Perhaps as a bow to those who respect written records, though, is the episode following Evolve. It is entitled “Noah’s Great Flood” from the series Mega Disasters. The film treats the Biblical story as myth, however. It popularizes the theory of Ryan and Pitman that the Noah legend grew up out of a theorized historical megaflood restricted to the Black Sea region (see 04/06/2002). Illustra Media has been a leader in exploring the origin of life and complex organs from the alternative intelligent design perspective. Readers familiar with Unlocking the Mystery of Life and The Privileged Planet may not be aware that they have also produced films about history for which there are written records: about Jesus Christ and the Exodus. Their titles have just been gathered into one website at ApologeticsDVDs.com. Speaking of history on an unrelated topic, space program buffs will get a thrill out of finding “the most comprehensive compilation ever of NASA’s vast collection of photographs, historic film and video” at NASAimages.org. The collaborative website between Internet Archive and NASA was launched July 24.Evolution thrives on visual propaganda and the power of suggestion. Animation fills in the holes in their story. Don’t be fooled. Carl Sagan weaved animation tricks decades ago in the Cosmos TV series. In one of the most egregious cases of visual propaganda for evolution ever shown, his animators depicted a single cell morphing into one animal after the other, till the final output was upright-walking man. The number of conceptual, evidential and philosophical obstacles he leaped over in a single bound makes Evel Knievel look like a pogo-stick rider. OK, Carl, if you want to play the Imagination game, even Homer Simpson can do a better job evolving than that. And Guinness Beer at least got the direction of evolution right.(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
UPDATED 12/14/2010: With added information about the Schaller Eco-Home and corrected specifications for the third-place home, built by BPC Green Builders.The winning entries in the Connecticut Zero Energy Challenge, announced on Wednesday, make for an interesting trio: two homes larger than 4,500 sq. ft. and one at 2,690. The first-place winner landed a HERS index score of minus 7. The Challenge, a design and build competition for single-family and multifamily homes, included 15 projects built in Connecticut between May 2009 and December 1, 2010. The top prize, $15,000, went to a four-bedroom project in Killingworth designed and built by Consulting Engineering Services, of Middletown, and J.W. Huber Architect, of Essex. The home includes R-20 slab floors, R-39 foundation walls, R-42 exterior walls, an R-62 vaulted ceiling, geothermal heating, an energy-recovery ventilation system, and a 13.65 kW photovoltaic system. A blower-door test showed airtightness of 0.43 air changes per hour at a pressure difference of 50 Pascals. The conditioned area: 4,539 sq. ft., just under the 5,000-sq.-ft. contest limit.Less extravagant, but still big performanceThe second-place prize, $10,000, went to the smallest house among the top three, a 2,690-sq.-ft. three-bedroom in New Hartford whose owners, Jeremy and Karann Schaller, designed the home to include R-15 foundation slab and walls, R-25 structural-insulated-panel exterior walls, an R-42 SIP vaulted ceiling, solar hot water (with a propane-fuel backup system), and a 7.6 kW solar power system. The home’s HERS rating is 4, and it showed airtightness of 0.40 air changes per hour at 50 Pascals. The construction costs on this project, Jeremy Schaller noted in a recent post to a blog site focused on the project, came in at around $320,000, or about $120 per sq. ft. – likely nowhere near the same construction-cost universe as the first-place and third-place projects. A five-bedroom in New Canaan, built by BPC Green Builders, of Wilton, took the $5,000 third-place prize. This 4,944-sq.-ft. project, which, like the first-place winner, barely scraped under the 5,000-sq.-ft. contest limit, also is seeking LEED for Homes Platinum certification. It is designed with an R-10 foundation slab, R-44.8 foundation walls, R-64 frame floors, R-30 exterior walls, an R-57 vaulted ceiling, a 450-sq.-ft. solar thermal system, and a 10.8 kW ground-mounted, grid-tied solar power system.The Zero Energy Challenge is sponsored by the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund, Connecticut Light and Power, and the United Illuminating Company. Like Connecticut’s other major energy conservation programs, the Challenge is funded by a charge on customers’ utility bills and administered by the state’s electric and gas utilities.
Blackmagic Cinema Camera catches fire, killing camera and SSD inside.As first reported by Cinescopophilia a Blackmagic Cinema Camera has reportedly caught fire destroying the camera body and SSD inside. Forest Gibson, a Seattle based producer, stated that as he was wrapping a shoot in his apartment the camera caught fire and started spilling out black smoke. The apartment was evacuated for safety reasons but when Forest re-entered to try and recover the footage he shot this video:Forest states that he immediately pulled the battery from the camera and it was cool to the touch. Switronix the battery manufacturer stated that the battery was in perfect working condition and that they believe the issue to be an internal short in the camera itself.Blackmagic is currently looking into this issue. However, we haven’t been able to find any other reports of Blackmagic Cinema Cameras catching fire or exploding…..yet!Have you had any trouble with a Blackmagic Cinema Camera?Share in the comments below.