Giants unusually quiet at Rule 5 deadline, Rays DFA infielder Matt Duffy

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — During his tenure as the Giants’ president of baseball operations, Farhan Zaidi has meticulously tinkered with, adjusted and rearranged the team’s 40-man roster.Yet when an important roster deadline came and went on Wednesday afternoon, the Giants were uncharacteristically quiet.Wednesday marked Major League Baseball’s deadline to protect eligible prospects from December’s Rule 5 draft and add them to 40-man rosters. Many clubs made significant transactions, including the …last_img read more

The Value of Lurking

first_imgIn typical contexts, the word “lurk” carries unsavory connotations, of both stalking and voyeurism. But in the online world of social media, lurking, or hanging out and tuning in to a social network without actively participating, is a primary and popular activity that can benefit the lurker, the active contributors and the network itself.No-risk learningMany  people lurk on a social network long before they decide to participate. It’s a no-risk way to climb the learning curve, learn the ropes, the features and the special lingo. Lurking allows people to learn more about the individuals who participate actively, and to discover the common threads and interests that animate the conversation.In short, many people use lurking as their primary way to become comfortable with the tools, topics, culture and talkers before joining the conversation. Some lurkers never participate.Other reasons to lurkPeople lurk for many reasons. Depending on the nature of the network, they may lurk to study trends, download resources suggested by active contributors, search for informed opinions or varied perspectives on a topic, or to look for like-minded partners in disciplines outside their own.Lurkers fall into several broad classifications. Long-term lurkers visit the blog, discussion group, wiki, or support network regularly for months or years without joining the conversation. Serial lurkers come and go from time to time on a schedule that fits their needs or curiosity. Transient lurkers drop in once or twice to check out the network, but don’t come back.Lurkers also add value to the network and its active contributorsIn serving their own needs, lurkers can add value to the network itself. For example:They may recommend the network to others, broadening the network’s reach. (A recommendation from a trusted source is more likely to produce a loyal network member or follower than one from an unknown source.)They may follow a link or download a paper and share the information with others, broadening the influence of the linked site or downloaded information.They may learn about, and attend a face-to-face meeting or webinar, or pass the information about the event along to others they think might have an interest in attending.What people learn while lurking may correct misinformation they’ve picked up elsewhere, increase their awareness, expose an unexamined assumption, or make them more generally informed about a particular topic.They may contact one or more of the active participants directly, creating new relationships or partnerships outside the network.They may visit a community support blog and pick up answers to their questions, reducing traffic to the phone support system.Finally, site managers can track traffic to various features of the network to learn about lurkers’ interests and values, then try to reconfigure the conversation and/or features to reach a wider following.Lurking is a logical, perhaps even vital, first step in engaging with an online network. Lurkers will come to understand the social mores and norms of a particular network, enabling them to join in the conversation appropriately when they feel ready. Most of us don’t enter a crowded room and start talking right away; we listen to the conversations going on around us, gravitate to those we find most interesting, and start talking when we feel we have something to contribute. Online networks are no different. Author: Peg Boyles (@ethnobot) (The photo, ‘Lurking in the Zambezi’ by Kristen Laas is made available under a Attribution-Noncommercial license.)This work (excluding the photograph – Lurking in the Zambezi) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.last_img read more

PH women’s squash duo cop bronze

first_imgStill, it was an inspiring run for the two, who managed to make the podium, despite Dalida’s injury.Dalida played through a strained right hand she sustained in the quarterfinals against Thailand on Tuesday.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 shutoutMalaysia finished 1-2 in the event, which was held in the SEA Games for the first time, while Singapore secured the other bronze. Perkins, Cignal missing Jose but determined to end series early The Filipino tandem of Jemyca Aribado and Yvone Alyssa Dalida took home the bronze medal in women’s squash doubles in the 29th Southeast Asian Games on Wednesday.Aribado and Dalida bowed to their Malaysian counterparts Chan Yiwen and Nazihah Haris in the semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Read Next LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games MOST READ SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

‘Arthur’ producer wants LeBron to appear on the show after viral meme

first_imgQC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES View comments According to The Win’s Charles Curtis, the post reached “Arthur” producer  Carol Greenwald, who has already reached out to LeBron’s agent about possibly appearing on the show as a guest star. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 “The great thing about what he’s doing here is talking about feelings,” Greenwald told the news outlet. ”One of the things we do is recognize kids have a range of moods and feelings and that it’s not necessarily wrong to feel disappointed or upset. I’d love have LeBron talk to kids about that.”After his shared “Angry Arthur” meme became a hit among netizens, the four-time NBA MVP downplayed any speculations and told ESPN that he was simply a fan of the show.He captioned the post “Mood,” which sparked speculations that he was indeed frustrated with the previous state of the team. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA MOST READ Isaac Go channels inner Paul Desiderio in clutch shot for Ateneo A simple meme on Instagram earned NBA superstar LeBron James an invite to guest-star on a popular children’s TV show.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 shutoutKnown for his cryptic posts on social media from time to time, the Cleveland Cavaliers forward-posted a popular image of a closed fist—which comes from the educational series “Arthur”—during the team’s struggles earlier this season.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Since the post went viral, the Cavs have appeared to have regained their championship form and have won seven of their past eight games, currently on a six-game winning streak.Apart from his possible “Arthur” appearance, it has been confirmed that James will serve as the voice actor of “Gwangi” in the 2018 animated film “Smallfoot.”  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:NBA: Coach Lue defends LeBron’s heavy minutes Sangley airport to be operational in 7 days – Tugade PLAY LIST 01:18Sangley airport to be operational in 7 days – Tugade01:20Poe: PH needs ‘better leadership’ in traffic agencies to resolve problem02:45Tugade: Solving Edsa traffic will be slow without emergency power01:47Panelo 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice Read Next Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Morata: Conte believes in me

first_imgMorata Morata: Conte believes in me so I can be at my best Nizaar Kinsella Click here to see more stories from this author Chelsea correspondent Last updated 2 years ago 05:34 29/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(4) Antonio Conte & Alvaro Morata Getty Images Morata Chelsea Atlético Madrid Premier League The Blues striker joined the club to play more games at the top level, and his start has been close to perfect as he keeps scoring key goals. Alvaro Morata lauded Chelsea manager Antonio Conte after the striker netted a vital goal at Atletico Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday. The 24-year-old joined Chelsea for £55 million in the summer and he met Eden Hazard’s cross to score his seventh goal in seven games for the club. Morata 4/1 to be Premier League top scorer Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. The former Real Madrid striker celebrated his equaliser with Conte and ran to him during his goal celebration. Michy Batshuayi then came on for Morata and went on to score the winner in the 94th minute.Morata is grateful that his move to London has turned around completely after he missed a penalty in a shootout defeat against Arsenal in the Community Shield. “I came to Chelsea because one club and one coach believed in me. Now I have all of these things and I’m very happy,” Morata said at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium. “The first official match I made a mistake and I suffer for a few days.”The people doesn’t see the situation, but I grow up, take out my character and now the things are OK and we hope to continue like this. It’s always a difficult challenge [to adapt to England]. It’s the most competitive league in the world.Antonio Conte & Alvaro Morata“Yes, it’s physical and it’s the league with the most teams who can win the title. Strong teams. I’m very happy, not just for me, but for all the team. It’s very important. It’s very important for us because we saw the Chelsea level for all the European teams.”Atletico is always fighting for the title and we’ll take three points today. And we’re very happy because we’re fighting for the Premier League too. We have another big match [against Manchester City next], another Premier League big match. It’s very important for us before the international break to take the three points.”Chelsea played with two forwards in Madrid as Conte got the better of Diego Simeone tactically on the night. Conte chose to line up with Morata and Eden Hazard leading the line and the Spain international hailed his on-pitch chemistry with his team-mate. “It’s not difficult playing with this kind of player [Hazard]. He’s one of the three better players in the world. It’s easy for me playing with him.”last_img read more

House Approves First Supplementary Estimates

first_imgStory Highlights The Estimates shows an increase in the Recurrent (housekeeping) expenses from $493.7 billion to $515.4 billion, while Capital (development) spending moved from $221.8 billion to $290 billion. The First Supplementary Estimates for the 2017/18 financial year, which reflect an increase of $89.9 billion, was approved by the House of Representatives on Wednesday (December 6).Tabled in the House by Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw, on Tuesday (December 5), the Budget for this fiscal year was increased from $715.6 billion to $805.4 billion.The Estimates shows an increase in the Recurrent (housekeeping) expenses from $493.7 billion to $515.4 billion, while Capital (development) spending moved from$221.8 billion to $290 billion.Outlining areas which accounted for the increase, Mr. Shaw told the House during Wednesday’s sitting that the Government provided a loan of US$100 million ($12.7 billion) to Petrojam Limited.The Minister noted, as well, that there was an increase in non-debt expenditure of $8.7 billion, which will serve to address a number of critical issues that have come to the fore during the financial year.Among them is the severe structural damage to roads as a result of heavy rainfall over the past several months. A sum of $2 billion has been allocated to the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation to undertake islandwide rehabilitation of parish council, farm and main roads.Other areas accounting for the increase include national security issues; payment for judgement debts; the West Kingston compensation of $220 million; and a sum of $800 million for the Jamaica Tourist Board.Additionally, more funds were provided for the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), the Government pensioners’ health scheme as well as the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC). Tabled in the House by Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw, on Tuesday (December 5), the Budget for this fiscal year was increased from $715.6 billion to $805.4 billion. The First Supplementary Estimates for the 2017/18 financial year, which reflect an increase of $89.9 billion, was approved by the House of Representatives on Wednesday (December 6).last_img read more

5 sanitation workers die while cleaning sewer in Gzb

first_imgGHAZIABAD: At least five sanitation workers died while cleaning a sewer in the Nandgram area of UP’s Ghaziabad on Thursday. Meanwhile, UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath has announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the kin of the deceased. The UP CM also directed the authorities to launch a probe into the incident. He has ordered the managing director of the water board to submit the report within two days. As per sources, the workers went inside the sewer one by one to look for their co-workers and died.last_img read more

Alfre Woodard To Be Honored At Women Of Power Summit

first_imgBlack Enterprise will present its highest honor in recognition of the achievements of black women when it presents the Women of Power Legacy Awards at the 2016 Women of Power Summit on March 10, 2016, in Hollywood, Florida.The Women of Power Summit is the nation’s No. 1 executive development and leadership conference for women of color, annually attracting more than 1,000 corporate executives, professionals, and businesswomen from across the country. The Women of Power Summit, hosted by ADP, will take place March 9-12, 2016, at the Diplomat Resort & Spa Hollywood.The Women of Power Legacy Awards recognize outstanding impact, achievement, and leadership by women in business, the arts, education, government, and other influential areas. Past Legacy Award recipients include luminaries such as the late National Council of Negro Women Chair and civil rights icon Dorothy Height; the late award-winning film and stage actress Ruby Dee; and former FedEx Express Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Cathy Ross.Honorees to be recognized at the 2016 Women of Power Summit Legacy Awards Dinner, hosted by PepsiCo, include the following outstanding achievers:Alfre Woodard, with an extensive acting career spanning more than 39 years, Woodard stands as a versatile and accomplished actor with multiple memorable roles. Many may recall Woodard for her work on Hill Street Blues for which she earned her Primetime Emmy Award; L.A. Law; Cross Creek; The Piano Lesson; Down in the Delta; Star Trek: First Contact; State of Affairs; Love & Basketball; 12 Years a Slave; Desperate Housewives, American Violet; True Blood; Crooklyn; and countless other film and television appearances. She is currently working on film drama, So B. It, based on the 2004 novel by Sarah Weeks and upcoming Web television series Luke Cage, developed for Netflix. Woodard’s career accolades are bountiful and include an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for Cross Creek, three Golden Globe nominations with one win for Best Actress in a Miniseries of Television Film for her work in Miss Evers’ Boys, 18 Primetime Emmy nominations with four wins, seven SAG Award nominations with three wins, 21 NAACP Image Award nominations with four wins, and many other honors. She received a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from Boston University.Vanessa Williams, is one of the most respected and multifaceted performers in the entertainment industry today. Having sold more than 7 million records worldwide, Williams is one of just a few artists to score No. 1 and Top 10 hits on Billboard’s Album and Singles charts in the combined areas of Pop, Dance, R&B, Adult Contemporary, Holiday, Latin, Gospel and Jazz—the latter is where her release, The Real Thing, debuted at No. 1 in June of 2009. Her critically acclaimed work in film, television, recordings and the Broadway stage has been recognized by every major industry award affiliation including four Emmy nominations, 17 Grammy nominations (of which 11 were for her individually), a Tony nomination, three SAG award nominations, seven NAACP Image Awards, three Satellite Awards and ultimately a Golden Globe, Grammy, and an Oscar for Best Original Song for her platinum single Colors of the Wind, from the Disney film Pocahontas. A strong advocate for equal rights, especially concerning the gay community and minorities, William’s was honored with the Human Rights Campaign “Ally for Equality” Award for her humanitarian contributions. She also achieved a career pinnacle with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007.Renee Powell, LPGA/PGA, professional golfer and educator Renee Powell is one of only six African American women to ever play on the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour. She is the first woman of color to be elected to membership in the PGA of America. She is the daughter of the late William Powell, the only African American to design, build, own, and operate a golf course in the United States.N. Joyce Payne, Ph.D. (Barbara Graves honoree), founded the nationally recognized Thurgood Marshall College Fund in 1987. The TMCF is designed exclusively for exceptional students at the nation’s 47 publicly-supported historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Before joining Advancement of Public Black Colleges (OAPBC), Payne was the president of Global Systems Inc. and was a senior staff member under the Carter administration with the President’s Advisory Committee for Women; President’s National Advisory Council on Women’s Education Programs, and the White House Conference on Families. An authority on women’s issues in relation to higher education and labor force participation, Payne has published and presented a number of papers on the pursuit of equality for women and African Americans in higher education.“We are thrilled that we will have this opportunity to pay well-deserved honor to women who are gifts to the world,” says Women of Power television show host Caroline Clarke, who also serves as editorial director of the Women of Power Summit. “Their examples are proper tribute to the Legacy Award honorees before them, and powerful motivation for those to come.”The Women of Power Summit will host more than 1,000 women attendees who will engage in three immersive days of executive development sessions and activities designed to train, equip, and encourage industry leadership, career strategies and effective peak-performance and work-life balance techniques. Topics will include mastering corporate politics, building a loyal team, strategies for the C-suite, and classes such as executive coaching. Confirmed speakers include Carnival Corp. President and CEO Arnold Donald; BET Networks Chairman and CEO Debra L. Lee; Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, NBA Pam El; media executive and author Amy DuBois Barnett, Founder/Executive Director, The Mask Project Atira Charles, Ph.D.; Rep. Joyce Beatty D-OH); President, Professional Diversity Network and National Association of Professional Women Star Jones; and CEO and Founder, Malecon Productions, Carmen Rita Wong. Attendees can also expect to be entertained by special musical guest Johnny Gill.The host sponsor of the 2016 Women of Power Summit is ADP. Presenting sponsors include Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Buick, EMC, Macy’s, PepsiCo, State Farm, and Walmart. Platinum Sponsors are Intel, and Southwest Airlines; and Corporate Sponsors are AARP, Abbott, Cigna, Carnival Corp., FedEx Express, Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB, and Hilton Worldwide.For more information on the speakers and agenda of the 2016 Women of Power Summit, go to read more

Study suggests HLD200 could provide novel more flexible alternative to treating ADHD

first_img Source: Reviewed by Alina Shrourou, B.Sc. (Editor)Apr 2 2019A new three-part study showed that a delayed-release, extended-release form of methylphenidate could be given to adults in the evening with or without food and would not exert any clinically meaningful effect for at least 10 hours after administration. These positive findings suggest that HLD200 could provide a novel and more flexible alternative to treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children compared to the currently used immediate-release methylphenidate. The design of each study and the intriguing results are reported in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers.Related StoriesChaos in the house and asthma in children – the connectionResearchers identify gene mutations linked to leukemia in children with Down’s syndromeNew therapeutic food boosts key growth-promoting gut microbes in malnourished childrenThe article is entitled “Pharmacokinetics of HLD200, a Delayed-Release and Extended-Release Methylphenidate: Evaluation of Dose Proportionality, Food Effect, Multiple-Dose Modeling, and Comparative Bioavailability with Immediate-Release Methylphenidate in Healthy Adults.” Coauthors Bev Incledon, PhD, Ironshore Pharmaceuticals & Development, Inc., (Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands) and colleagues from University of Maryland School of Pharmacy (Baltimore, MD) and Highland Therapeutics, Inc. (Toronto, Canada) set up a series of studies to be able to evaluate different doses of HLD200, the potential impact of taking the drug in a fasted state or following a high-fat evening meal, and the effects, if any, of a low-fat versus a medium-fat breakfast. The authors also evaluated different dosing strategies.”For many parents whose children with ADHD are very restless and impulsive from the moment they awake, mornings are very difficult before their first dose of medicine starts to work. This new formulation may potentially correct these early morning problems,” says Harold S. Koplewicz, MD, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology and President of the Child Mind Institute in New York.last_img read more

Meals that include fresh avocado can suppress hunger and increase satisfaction study

first_img Source: Reviewed by Kate Anderton, B.Sc. (Editor)May 8 2019A new study released by the Center for Nutrition Research at Illinois Institute of Technology suggests that meals that include fresh avocado as a substitute for refined carbohydrates can significantly suppress hunger and increase meal satisfaction in overweight and obese adults.As rates of obesity in the United States continue to rise, the findings from Illinois Tech suggest that simple dietary changes can have an important impact on managing hunger and aiding metabolic control.The new research, published in the peer-reviewed journal Nutrients, assessed the underlying physiological effects of including whole and half fresh Hass avocados on hunger, fullness, and how satisfied subjects felt over a six-hour period. Researchers evaluated these effects in 31 overweight and obese adults in a randomized three-arm crossover clinical trial. These dietary changes were also shown to limit insulin and blood glucose excursions, further reducing the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease by adding healthy fats and fibers into a regular daily diet.Related StoriesOlympus Europe and Cytosurge join hands to accelerate drug development, single cell researchAMSBIO offers new, best-in-class CAR-T cell range for research and immunotherapyUranium toxicity might have caused obesity and diabetes in Kuwait, finds new study”For years, fats have been targeted as the main cause of obesity, and now carbohydrates have come under scrutiny for their role in appetite regulation and weight control,” said Britt Burton-Freeman, Ph.D., director of the Center for Nutrition Research at Illinois Tech. “There is no ‘one size fits all’ solution when it comes to optimal meal composition for managing appetite. However, understanding the relationship between food chemistry and its physiological effects in different populations can reveal opportunities for addressing appetite control and reducing rates of obesity, putting us a step closer to personalized dietary recommendations.”The research found that meals including avocado not only resulted in a significant reduction in hunger and an increase in how satisfied participants felt, but also found that an intestinal hormone called PYY was an important messenger of the physiological response.last_img read more