Jeff Chan ‘shocked’ by trade to Phoenix, hopes to help new team make playoffs

first_imgLATEST STORIES Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ “I’m excited and I hope that I can help Phoenix make it to the playoffs,” he said.The Fuel Masters are currently on a three-game slide as they sit on a 2-3 card in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.Chan, who won two titles with the Elasto Painters, is keeping his hopes up that his entry will turn things for the better for Phoenix.“We already talked and I told them that I can do whatever they want from me. Again, I just want to help the team make it to the playoffs,” the 2012 Governors’ Cup Finals MVP said.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Teen gunned down in Masbate Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:46Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 201700:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJeff Chan admitted he was caught off guard by the trade that sent him to Phoenix after playing eight seasons with Rain or Shine.But rather than be down, the veteran shooter is taking everything in stride as he moves forward to the next chapter of his career.ADVERTISEMENT READ: Rain or Shine set to trade Jeff Chan to Phoenix“I was shocked. But that’s how the life of a basketball player is,” Chan told INQUIRER.net in a text message on Monday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The Elasto Painters traded Chan in exchange for forward Mark Borboran and a future second round pick.The 33-year-old Chan is just grateful for his time with Rain or Shine and hopes to make the same impact as he joins an upstart Phoenix crew. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Walker fights off cramps, leads Elite to victorylast_img read more

TAMARA IS CHOSEN AS THE DONEGAL ROSE

first_imgThe moment Tamara hears her name called out as the 2014 Donegal Rose of Tralee.Last night at the Donegal Rose Selection Tamara Payne was selected as the Donegal Rose for 2014. Tamara was sponsored by Naomi’s Hair Salon Ardara.Noel Cunningham interviewed each of the Roses on stage in the Radisson Blu Hotel Letterkenny before judges took a recess to decide who would be going forward to represent Donegal in the Rose of Tralee. Tamara looks stunning as she chats with Noel Cunningham.All of the Roses were fantastic and the Rose of Tralee committee would like to say special thanks to each of the sponsors.Rachael Brolly Sponsored by McCullagh Jewellers, Ailbhe Canney Sponsored by Brittons Pharmacy, Lynne ODoherty Sponsored by McFaddens Pharmacy, Emma Boylan Sponsored by Glow N Go, Tamara Payne Sponsored by Naomi’s Hair salon, Niamh Drummond Sponsored by Creevy Pier Hotel, Sarah Donovan Sponsored by Rossan Knitwear and Emma McCartney Sponsored by Edel MacBride.Thanks also to Evolve Menswear for helping the escorts look so daper. Thanks to Edge Hairdressers, Greenes Shoes, Buds and Blossoms , Boots Chemist, Menarys , Funky Flowers , Shop Lk, New Look and the Radisson Blu Hotel Letterkenny for sponsoring prizes for the raffle in aid of Melon Mission.The committee wishes to say special thanks to 2013 Donegal Rose Catherine McCarron who did County Donegal proud over the year as she represented Donegal in Tralee and at numerous events. Catherine sang Destination Donegal before handing over to Tamara Payne. Wishing Donegal Rose Tamara Payne all the very best as she goes forward to the Regional Finals in Portlaoise.TAMARA IS CHOSEN AS THE DONEGAL ROSE was last modified: March 30th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Rose of TraleeTamara Paynelast_img read more

Former NBA Commissioner Stern has emergency brain surgery

first_imgBy Brian Mahoney | Associated PressNEW YORK — The NBA said former Commissioner David Stern suffered a sudden brain hemorrhage Thursday and had emergency surgery.The league said in a statement its thoughts and prayers are with the 77-year-old Stern’s family.Stern served exactly 30 years as the NBA’s longest-tenured commissioner before Adam Silver replaced him on Feb. 1, 2014. Stern has remained affiliated with the league with the title of commissioner emeritus and has remained active in his …last_img

Why is it so costly to fly short distances

first_imgFinally the amount of fuel burnt to reach cruising altitude is very high compared to the amount used for the entire flight. For instance, on a four hour flight of a 180-seat jet aircraft up to ¼ of the flight’s fuel is used in the first 20 minutes just getting to cruise altitude. There is significant misunderstanding on why there is such a wide variation in fares between short haul and long haul flights. Aircraft are designed for very specific missions, from short haul to long haul, with flight times varying from about one hour to 18 hours. Short haul aircraft, which may perform eight flights a day, are heavier and thus more costly to operate per passenger because the structure must withstand many landing and takeoffs. Aircraft weight and size Basic costs Short haul aircraft tend to be smaller in size at about 180-seats and are thus less efficient than a 500-seat jumbo. However, the biggest impact is the basic costs of a flight which often are the same regardless of how far you fly. These include landing charges, security screening charges and many of an airline’s operational costs. Boeing once estimated that over 50% of the costs of an airline ticket was simply having the aircraft sitting on the tarmac waiting for passengers. (See the Cost of a Ticket) Fuel costlast_img read more

Minority Report In Your Living Room: Gestural Interface Computers “Five Years” Away

first_imgRelated Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market mike melanson Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting g-speak overview 1828121108 from john underkoffler on Vimeo. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#design#New Media#news#Real World#Visualization#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… If you never saw Minority Report, then we can just tell you – when Tom Cruise uses a “computer” he looks more like a conductor of an orchestra, or maybe a DJ, than your average typist. As he browses through files, he swoops his arm dramatically in the air. He forcefully pushes useless information out of the way and manipulates video with swoops and twists of invisible dials.If you’re anything like us, all you thought was “I can’t wait to play with that.” Well, your time is coming soon. The New York Times’ Bits Blog reports that John Underkoffler, a science consultant for Minority Report, has worked for the last decade with his company, Oblong Industries, to take the gesture-activated interface from the screen to, well, the screen. Underkoffler unveiled the interface, called the g-speak Spatial Operating Environment, at Friday’s annual TED conference.The interface has been tested for a number of applications, from virtual pottery-making at RISD, where you watch a user create a digital wire-frame pot as if using a spinning wheel, to the more intangible Tangible Media Group at MIT, where the g-stalt interface allows the user to “manipulate complex data sets with the hands”. “Starting today,” reads the Oblong website, “g-speak will fundamentally change the way people use machines at work, in the living room, in conference rooms, in vehicles.”According to the article in the Times, this type of interface has already been in use in Fortune 50 companies, government agencies and universities, and it quotes Underkoffler as saying that “in five years’ time, when you buy a computer, you’ll get this”.Several computer, PC and console makers are already getting ready to release gesture-based interfaces and consumers should start seeing them sometime within the next year, according to the Times. last_img read more