Ancajas impresses in US debut, stops Gonzalez to retain IBF title

first_imgNewsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:22SEA Games 2019: Charly Suarez stops Burmese foe, advances to boxing semi04:07SEA Games: John Marvin 1st Filipino boxer to crash out, bows to Vietnam bet02:14Carpio 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 Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed LATEST STORIES Jerwin Ancajas of the Philippines lands a left straight to the face of Israel Gonzalez of Mexico during their junior bantamweight fight at American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA. Ancajas retained his IBF title after scoring a TKO victory in the 10th round. Photo taken from Top Rank Boxing’s Twitter account (@trboxing)The much-anticipated US debut by Jerwin Ancajas was worth the wait.Ancajas retained his IBF junior bantamweight title after stopping Israel Gonzalez of Mexico in the 10 round at American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA.ADVERTISEMENT Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak It was a lopsided bout with Ancajas dominating from the opening bell, setting up his power shots with crisp jabs that left Gonzalez searching for answers.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The 26-year-old Ancajas (29-1-1, 20 KOs), who successfully defended his belt in TKO fashion for the fourth straight time, dropped Gonzalez (20-2, 8 KOs) three times.A well-timed left hook by Ancajas decked Gonzalez a minute into the first round before a couple more left blows, resulting into a pair of knock downs, prompted the referee to stop the fight at the 1:50 mark of the 10th.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkJerwin Ancajas of the Philippines watches after dropping Israel Gonzalez of Mexico in their junior bantamweight fight Sunday (Manila time) at American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA. Photo taken from Top Rank Boxing’s Twitter account (@trboxing)Ancajas has been drawing comparisons to Manny Pacquiao and he showed flashes of the eight-division champion with his crushing left straight, movement and footwork.But unlike Pacquiao, who is known for his relentlessness inside the ring, Ancajas was more of a scientific fighter like former Filipino champion Gerry Peñalosa.center_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Warriors ‘mentally fried’; seek All-Star break respite – Kerr Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year View commentslast_img read more

Boeing 737 turns 50

first_imgMany at Boeing never wanted to build the world’s bestselling and most reliable plane and at one stage the non-believers almost sold the design to a consortium of Japanese aerospace manufacturers.That plane, the Boeing 737, celebrated the 50th year of its first flight this month — as the latest version took to the air for the first time.Key to the success of the 737 has been the ability of Boeing to improve the plane. The latest design, the MAX, is the fourth major upgrade.Boeing started studies of a short-haul jet plane to supplement its very successful 727 for short routes.Design work began in May 1964, with the original design for a 60-passenger plane for routes up to 1600km.Many in Boeing thought the move was crazy because three other competitors already had similar jets flying or about to fly and there were few major customers left.But Boeing had a major advantage with its family concept as its 737 would use many of the parts and the same cabin cross section (six across) as its best-selling 707 and 727.Boeing’s sales pitch was big-jet comfort on regional routes.Germany’s Lufthansa and United Airlines were sold and the 737 was launched.By the time the first flight took place in April 1967, 17 airlines had signed up. However, storm clouds were brewing for Boeing.By 1969 the 747 was in trouble with its weight and engine performance and Boeing’s Super Sonic Transport had to be totally redesigned.In 1970, starved of funds, Boeing looked for products to quit and the 737 which had sold only 23 that year was the prime candidate.The 747’s issues were resolved with compromises on all sides, the US government cancelled the SST in 1971 and the pressure came off. The future was not going to be high-speed travel across the globe but more a focus on regional flights connecting thousands of cities, with the 737 set to be both the magic carpet and a golden goose.There is possibly no better example of how engine and aerodynamic technology has advanced aviation than the 737.The first 737 could carry 124 passengers over 2775km, whereas the latest version to fly, two weeks just last Friday, the 737MAX 9 can carry 204 passengers in the same configuration over 7000km. And the fuel consumption improvements have been spectacular.Since 2000 for instance the fuel burn has declined 20 per cent from the current model in airline service to the MAX.As well as countless under-the-skin improvements, Boeing has given the 737 a new interior incorporating design concepts from its bigger brothers the 787 and 777.Dubbed the Sky Interior, it totally transforms the 737. Boeing is building 42 737s a month and that rate is moving to 47 this year, 52 next year and 57 in 2019 to clear the backlog.Since 1965 Boeing has received orders for 13,954 737s, with 4506 still to be delivered. Of those, 3700 are for the latest MAX models.The problem now for Boeing is how to replace its bestselling jet.The aerospace company may launch one more version of the MAX series, with 12 extra seats, but a clean-sheet design is needed to take it to the middle of this century.Challenge is where is the sweet spot to capture the bulk of the market. The original 737 was positioned in the 90-150 seat segment but that has grown to 150-220 seats over the years, with airlines now asking for even more seats.More seats mean a push from a single-aisle plane to a twin-aisle for ease of boarding but that makes it less attractive at the lower capacity end of the market.Boeing, and its now merged partner McDonnell Douglas dabbled with 200-seat twin-aisle designs in the 1980s and 1990s but airlines were lukewarm.The width of the cabin allowed for economy seating of 2-2-2 rather than the familiar single-aisle 3-3.But fast forward to today’s nightmare of passengers’ demands, particularly in the US, for carry-on baggage only and a twin-aisle solution with more overhead space, and the design plans have great appeal.last_img read more

Big meet for scientists in South Africa

first_imgThe Academy of Science of South Africais co-hosting the event – pictured is theorganisation’s board.(Image: Rhodes University)MEDIA CONTACTS • Dorothy NgilaASSAf secretariat+27 12 349 6607Cadine PillayOne of the most prominent science events to occur in Africa will see hundreds of scientists from all over the world convene in Johannesburg, Gauteng at the end of May as South Africa hosts the Global Young Academy (GYA) General Assembly.The event will take place from 20 to 23 May at the Gordon Institute of Business Science’s Johannesburg campus, and will attract a number of prominent people in varying fields of science.The joint hosts are the South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS) and the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf).Hosting the assembly offers South Africa and Africa a unique opportunity and will serve as a motivating factor for young scientists to fully participate in national and global scientific issues, SAYAS said in a statement.Science and technology minister Naledi Pandor will give the keynote address, speaking to the theme Sustainability: Lessons on the road from Rio to Rio+20. The meeting will focus on producing a statement from these combined views to highlight at the Rio+20 meeting.Rio+20 is the UN Conference on Sustainable Development to take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in June 2012. The highly-anticipated event is a follow-up to the UN Conference on Environment and Development that was held 20 years ago in the same city.Promoting science for young mindsThrough the work of SAYAS, young South African scientists are drawn from all backgrounds and recognise that the solution of local and global challenges requires deep understanding across disciplines and cultures. Since its inception in 2011, the organisation has worked hard to recognise the need for young scientists to contribute towards these challenges.On this foundation, it will link up with the GYA to provide opportunities for local scientists to interact with their international counterparts and give them a platform to influence policy decisions in their field of work.From the perspective of SAYAS, the main objective for the assembly is to contribute to the career development of young and emerging scientists. Equally important is the ability to promote science as a subject among pupils and society in general.The organisation also wishes to foster solid links between scientists and the business community by showcasing workshops and presentations by the senior scientists.“We are excited about the workshop on national young academies that will bring together voices from established academies and those that are just starting,” said SAYAS founding member Prof Bernard Slippers.“The intention is to stimulate and support the establishment of more such academies around the world, and to link the existing ones even stronger.”Bridging the international gapThe assembly will showcase the GYA’s various projects which are aimed at bridging the gap between scientists in Africa and the rest of the world. It will serve as a motivating factor for young South African scientists to fully participate in national and global scientific events.Given the support by the Department of Science and Technology and ASSAf, as well as the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute at the University of Pretoria, the event will raise the profile of SAYAS within the science fraternity in South Africa.Furthermore, delegates will also engage in outreach activities in collaboration with South African higher learning institutions. Members of the GYA are expected to visit various universities and other research organisations, schools in Soweto, Alexandra and Pretoria, and science centres such as Sci-Bono Discovery Centre and SciEnza, to promote science as a career and speak to pupils.‘The voice of young scientists around the world’The GYA was founded in 2010 and established itself as “the voice of scientists around the world”. The academy’s main objective is to unlock the potential of the world’s young scientists and to mobilise them in their creative prime.The academy currently has 172 active members who include leading young scientists – with an average age of 35 years – from 54 countries. Members were selected for their excellence and commitment to service from nominations submitted by the academies in their different countries.The GYA’s diverse range of member scientists includes Onoja Matthew Akpa, a bio-medical statistics specialist from Nigeria; Fernando Febres Cordero, a theoretical physicist from Venezuela whose research interest lies in particle physics phenomenology; and Ranjini Bandyopadhyay, from the Raman Research Institute in India.The organisation’s membership is expected to grow over the next two years to 200 members, each serving a four-year term with them. The vibrancy of the GYA, according to a statement from the organisation, results from the energy of its members who are passionate about the role of science in creating a better world.Slippers said although this will be an important event on the calendar of GYA, and will boost its outputs and impacts worldwide, it will be equally important for SAYAS, increasing its momentum as an organisation that will impact science in South Africa and its international connectedness.“It is also likely to touch various aspects of science and science development beyond these two organisations, as senior and young scientists from around the world interact with scientists and society around the country,” he said.last_img read more

Greiner Farm to sell in Wood County

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Drained, productive farmland is coming up for sale March 10. This farm is located in Section 5, Henry Township, in Wood County. There are 5 WC Auditor parcels containing a total of 130.87 acres m/l of farmland. The farm will be offered at public auction all together as one parcel. This farm fronts on Cygnet Road. Soils are primarily Hoytville clay with some Nappanee and Sloan soils.There is no buyer’s premium and $25,000 down at auction, with the balance due at closing on or before 45 days. Guaranteed Certificate of Title and Deed with prorated real estate taxes. Possession at closing. Statements made sale day take precedence over all printed material.The owners are Sue Greiner, Peggy Hawkins and Jerry Greiner, heirs of Robert and Aneta Greiner. The auctioneers are Steve Powell and Shad Ridenour. The auction will be held Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. at the N. Baltimore American Legion Post, 539 E. South St., N. Baltimore, OH 45872. For more, call (419) 304-1263 or e-mail smpowell53@gmail.com or visit www.ohiorealestateauctions.com.last_img read more

Building a Predictive Analytics Model From Scratch

first_imgThere’s a lot of talk right now about the potential value AI can bring to businesses, and the logistics business – because of its complexity and how much e-commerce depends on it – is no exception.Imagine your e-commerce business needs to ship an order from San Francisco to Seattle and you’ve promised 2-day delivery. It’s 3:34pm and USPS, UPS, FedEx, and Ontrac all have different cutoff times at their sortation facilities. It’s going to take your warehouse between 15 and 45 minutes to pick and pack the order, and there’s a 62% chance of a thunderstorm over San Francisco tonight. Do you ship it by air (express) or by ground?If you choose to ship it by air you lose all of your profit margin. If you choose ground your margin is great, but it may be late and you risk losing the customer. The only way to make this decision in real-time, thousands of times per day for your growing business is to predict the future. There’s far too many variables and factors for a human to take into account – you need AI. You need a predictive model. And if you don’t have one and your competitors do you will cede ground to them and lose the competitive advantage.Start With the DataThis is the promise of AI and Machine Learning (ML) – collect a mountain of data, feed it into a predictive model, and profit! Unfortunately, it’s not quite that simple. Even the best neural networks have difficulty extracting accurate predictions for very complex real-world questions.In 2016 DeepMind used a self-taught neural network to beat the 18-time world champion Go player – a game arguably more complex than chess. Training a neural network to play games (e.g. Chess or Go) isn’t easy, however it is different from the real-world in that you have perfect, accurate data at all times. You know the positions and possibilities for every piece on the board, and you know instantly when they change. This is rarely the case for difficult business questions that you want answered in order to gain a competitive advantage or reduce costs.Your data is likely coming from multiple sources of varying quality, it’s not guaranteed to be delivered to you in real-time, and there’s far too much of it – more noise than signal. Before you start dumping all of your data into Tensorflow or Google Cloud AutoML Table you need to deeply understand your domain, and hire a data scientist.Statistical processing has been around for decades, and only a trained data scientist is going to be able to work through the petabytes of data you’ve collected and clean it up so that your predictions will be accurate. A lot of the excitement around AI and ML is that we’ll get better models with much less work – no more tedious feature extraction or selecting variables! But that’s just not the case… yet. Almost none of your raw data is going to be optimally suited for a predictive model – it will all need to be massaged into multiple formats for each specific application.It’s common for people new to the field to get excited by how easy modern AI and ML tools are to use, however the devil is in the details. Even the simplest models will give you a prediction, but the accuracy of those predictions will be so bad that you won’t be able to extract business value from them. Unfortunately the difference between a naive model and a sophisticated one developed by a data scientist will be borne out in the accuracy and confidence you have in its predictions.Our ExperienceAt EasyPost we try to predict when shipments will arrive at their destinations, however even with tens of billions of data points about past shipments this is extremely difficult to do. When we began trying to make these predictions with our tracking data alone the results were abysmal. However, when we began pairing data scientists with shipping experts we were able to make huge strides in speed and accuracy.An example of where human intelligence can assist the AI is that our human experts understand the importance of cutoff times at sortation facilities in the logistics industry. By adding data from domain experts – in this case the cutoff times at each facility type in the carrier networks – we were able to vastly improve our results. By adding domain specific, relevant data to our scientists’ toolkit we are able to create a more intelligent model than with AI alone.ConclusionIn our experience a complicated question like the one posed earlier about shipping times contains too many variables for today’s best neural networks to learn and solve on their own. Luckily, they don’t have to, but you’ll need data scientists to work with domain experts in order to properly weight the significance of air humidity levels over the Bay Area!The future for predictive models is bright, however don’t ignore the past! Statistical processing and data science are the key to framing and simplifying complex business questions so that state of the art AI and ML can grapple with them. AI Will Empower Leaders, Not Replace Them Related Posts AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage Sawyer studied Computer Science at the University of Alberta in 2001 before joining Dreammates – an early dating website as their CTO. After his stint in matchmaking he ran MaxGames.com and one of the largest networks of online flash gaming websites. In early 2013 he met Jarrett Streebin and joined him in creating EasyPost because he believed logistics should be developer friendly. They started by making shipping easier, and in 2016 decided they were also the best positioned company to make it faster and cheaper with the introduction of their fulfilment network. Today Sawyer leads 60 of the best shipping engineers on earth to solve those three problems – easy, fast, and cheap. center_img China and America want the AI Prize Title: Who … Sawyer Bateman A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

When Consensus Ends in a No Decision

first_imgOne stakeholder needs better results now. Those better results will require changes that endanger other, equally important goals and initiatives. Both of the stakeholders are right to want what they want, and neither is being unreasonable or short-sighted.A single stakeholder has a relationship with a supplier. Even though this supplier doesn’t do the work the rest of the organization needs, they are indispensable to the one stakeholder. The rest of the organization needs a new partner, and none of the parties involved are irrational by wanting what they want.A group of people have decided to explore changing something and have begun meeting with salespeople who they believe can help them solve their problems. They have met with four different groups. Half of the group likes the first group they met with, and the other half doesn’t support any of them because they lack the confidence to move forward.A company puts together a task force to evaluate potential suppliers for something strategic enough to need a task force. One of the groups presented a solution that makes perfect sense to half the people involved charged with the decision. Another group has a new and novel solution that, while mostly untested, makes sense to most of the other half of the team deciding.In many cases, scenarios like the ones above will end in a “no decision,” which is the same effect as a decision to tell you “no.” It may mean that you weren’t effective enough to build consensus with the group of people you tried to help make the change they wanted. It might also mean that the group dynamic is such that no one wants to do anything that causes someone else to feel like they didn’t get what they wanted. There are some groups who feel that consensus requires everyone agree to the decision.Sometimes when reasonable people disagree, they decide to nothing, even when it is the wrong thing to do, even when it doesn’t serve them, and even when it puts their future at risk. Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Nowlast_img read more

Three bungalows and a Chief Minister

first_imgThe Rashtriya Janata Dal has taken a dig at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for having three sprawling official bungalows — two in Patna and one in Delhi — wondering “when will vikas (development) come out of Mr. Kumar’s bungalow”. Over 150 legislators in the State do not have official houses as construction work on MLA flats has been on for years. Mr. Kumar’s official address in Patna is 1, Anne Marg. Across the road is another house on 7, Circular Road which was allotted to him as former Chief Minister. Recently, he was allotted a top-bracket bungalow at 6, K Kamraj Lane in Lutyen’s Delhi. JD(U) leaders said he was allotted the bungalow as Chief Ministers of other States also have been allotted houses in Delhi. The RJD leaders wonder “hasn’t Mr. Kumar been CM for over 12 years? … why does he need the bungalow now?” Opposition leader Tejaswi Yadav said: “Nitish Kumar spends most of his time in Delhi and is not interested in development work in Bihar.”In May 2014, Nitish Kumar, owning moral responsibility for the party’s poor performance in the parliamentary election, handed over power to Jitan Ram Manjhi and moved to the 7, Circular Road bungalow. On June 3, the Manjhi Cabinet approved a proposal of the Cabinet secretariat to provide two personal secretaries, two lower division clerks and four peons as Mr. Kumar’s personal staff for the next five years. Mr. Kumar was also provided a bulletproof car, armed escort and pilot vehicles. In February 2015, Mr. Kumar became the Chief Minister again. He moved to the designated CM’s bungalow at Anne Marg. But he did not vacate the Circular Road bungalow. In June 2016, Sushil Kumar Modi, who was in the Opposition then, accused Mr. Kumar of “misusing” over ` ₹5.02 crore on the maintenance of his bungalow at Circular Road. In a letter to Mr. Kumar, Mr. Modi asked why and how the Chief Minister could be allotted two bungalows. “When former CMs Lalu Prasad and Rabri Devi can live in one bungalow with their two Minister sons, why do you need two houses? …you’ve have been chosen CM for five years and it would be the duty of the next government to allot a house to a former CM. Allotting yourself two houses during your tenure as CM shows you are short on confidence about getting a bungalow of your choice once you demit office”, Mr. Modi said in the letter.However, in July 2016, Mr. Kumar dumped the RJD to join hands with the BJP and formed the NDA government in Bihar once again. The State BJP leaders kept mum on the issue. “I don’t have anything to comment. I’m not even aware whether he has been allotted a bungalow in Delhi”, said a senior BJP leader. An MLA who is living in a rented house — the State government provides ₹28,000 a month to a legislator living on rent — pointed out: “The Supreme Court passed an order on August 1, 2016 banning the allotment of official bungalows to former Chief Ministers for life”.last_img

Musical mix of blues and throat singing making the rounds in Northwest

first_imgAPTN National NewsA Metis blues singer and an Inuit throat singer have joined forces to create a unique musical collaboration.Quantum Tangle is now touring the Northwest Territories.APTN’s Iman Kassam caught up with the duo before they headed out.last_img