Camp Fire aid coming from San Jose Sharks, holiday events

first_imgWhen San Jose resident Ryan Brown brought his nephew, Dillon to see his first Sharks game at SAP Center, he took home a hat as a souvenir of the visit, which took place on his seventh birthday. Sadly, that hat — along with all of Dillon’s and his family’s other possessions — was lost when their home in Paradise was destroyed in the Camp Fire about a week later.When the Sharks heard what happened, the team sent Dillon a letter signed by his two favorite players, Brent Burns and Brenden Dillon, …last_img

Consumers may not recognize costs, consequences of demand for “clean” food

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Eating “clean” is all about avoiding foods with additives, preservatives or other chemicals on the label. Considering the numerous studies linking certain foods with health ailments, clean eating makes sense, right?While it may seem well intentioned, Ruth MacDonald and Ruth Litchfield, professors of food science and human nutrition at Iowa State University, warn of the consequences in terms of food waste, safety and cost. Clean food advocates suggest avoiding foods with ingredients you cannot pronounce. MacDonald says several food manufacturers, restaurants and grocery stores have responded by removing additives to fit the definition of clean.The ISU professors say just because an ingredient or additive has an unfamiliar name does not automatically make it bad for you. The decision to remove additives appears to be driven more by market demand than consideration of the benefits these additives provide and the potential food safety risk, they said. Removing nitrates from deli meats and hot dogs is just one example.MacDonald, who has spent more than 25 years investigating links between diet and cancer, says nitrates play a necessary role in preventing the growth of Clostridium botulinum, a deadly bacterium that causes food poisoning.Therefore, completely removing nitrates would be problematic. MacDonald says food labels boasting “no nitrates” are typically referring to the synthetic version. If the package says “naturally cured” or “uncured” it likely includes celery juice — a natural source of nitrates — as an ingredient. The nitrates in celery juice are not chemically different from synthetic forms, she said.last_img read more

World Cup Becomes Most Popular Web Event Ever

first_imgFacebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Tags:#Real-Time Web#Social Web#web Related Posts deane rimerman The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit The 2010 FIFA World Cup is now the most popular event in Web history. Record usage began last Friday before the wins and losses. Not since Obama’s election day victory has the Web swayed under a greater burden of Internet-connected hope.The official FIFA World Cup website is currently receiving as many page views as Facebook. For all of us creators of the Web it’s a great time to learn more about real-time visualizations as well as how to better handle soaring usage numbers. So here’s a roundup of how Twitter, Facebook, Univison, ESPN/ABC and app makers are handling all the excitement. Univision Promises 900 Hours of CoverageUnivision.com is an official internet broadcaster of the World Cup and is offering live streaming of all 64 matches. On average a quarter of a million people in the U.S. and Puerto Rico are watching live streams of each match. These streams have helped drive 16 million page views to Univision’s interactive media platform, including mobile and mobile apps. Its Soccer App also recently became the second most popular free app in the iPhone store.World Cup on TwitterThe official FIFA World Cup website is currently receiving as many page views as Facebook.Radio and TV once gave the world real-time soccer coverage. But today you can forgo both and simply watch Twitter’s World Cup tweets as fans of each team go head to head as each game is being played. With peaks up to 3,000 tweets per second this marvel of millions of soccer tweets is inspiring, except that Twitter can’t really handle it. In a recent blog post Twitter suggests users brace themselves for weeks of Fail Whales.Facebook CoverageAs always Facebook is in the thick of it with its campaign to get you to like everything. Facebook’s sports page has a passion rank, which currently puts Chile’s victory over Honduras in the number one spot. Almost a half a million people have liked Chile’s World Cup profile. And in related soccer-passion news, Chile’s capitol city of Santiago used tear gas and water cannons to disperse celebrants and arrest 81. This year is the first time in 48 years that Chile has won a World Cup match!World Cup on ESPN/ABCThe match between England vs. the U.S. drew 16 million viewers, and became the fifth most popular World Cup match ever covered by U.S. television. Complimenting this coverage was 1.7 million visitors to the ESPN website during the first four days. Of additional interest is analysis that indicates multi-platform users who switch between TV, radio, mobile and the Web are engaged for five times longer than those who only watch on TV.Flood of Soccer AppsOf course this roundup would not be complete if we didn’t mention the huge flood of Phone and iPad apps that are begin offered. The number of people trying to get us to promote their World Cup apps has skyrocketed. And while there are plenty of top World Cup app posts out there, I would only recommend one: the Vuvuzela iPhone app. It’s currently the number one free soccer app at the iTunes store. Even though this app is only capable of emitting 90 decibels (a real Vuvuzela horn hits 130), in the hands of a small child this app could be almost as annoying as all the Vuvuzela haters combined. last_img read more

WATCH: Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen reunite on the hardwood

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Winners of the drill, of course, received a pair of Js, according to SLAM.Jordan and Pippen were catalysts of Chicago’s domination in the ’90s, as it won three consecutive titles from 1991 to 1993 season and again from 1995 to 1998.Both players have also been inducted in the Basketball Hall of Fame.  /raADVERTISEMENT National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo With both legends far removed from their glorious playing days, seeing them share the court still remains a sight to behold.Such reunion occurred over the weekend, as the former Bulls stalwarts took to the floor at Jordan’s Flight School camp in California.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsNow in their 50s, the pair showcased their ageless talent and participated in shooting contests with lucky camp goers.Judging by the clip, Jordan’s form remained as pure as ever, draining consecutive jump shots in the process. Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’center_img Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant MOST READ Lyceum extends win streak to five, crushes St. Benilde by 43 View comments DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ It feels like it’s been ages since the dynamic duo of Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen ruled the hardwood together for the Chicago Bulls.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’last_img read more

Skydiver Felix Baumgartner lands safely after 24-mile leap to Earth

first_imgExtreme athlete Felix Baumgartner landed safely on Earth after a 24-mile jump from the stratosphere in a dramatic, record-breaking feat that may also have marked the world’s first supersonic skydive.Baumgartner came down in the eastern New Mexico desert minutes after jumping from his capsule 128,097 feet, or roughly 24 miles, above Earth. He lifted his arms in victory shortly after landing, sending off loud cheers from jubilant onlookers and friends inside the mission’s control center in Roswell, N.M.It was the highest-ever jump for a skydiver, though it wasn’t immediately certain whether Baumgartner had broken the speed of sound during his free-fall, which was one of the goals of the mission. Organizers said the descent lasted for just over nine minutes, about half of it in free-fall.Baumgartner came down in the eastern New Mexico desert minutes after jumping from his capsule 128,097 feet, or roughly 24 miles, above Earth.Three hours earlier, Baumgartner, known as “Fearless Felix,” had taken off in a pressurised capsule carried by a 55-story ultra-thin helium balloon. After an at-times tense ascent, which included concerns about how well his facial shield was working, the 43-year-old former military parachutist completed a final safety check-list with mission control.As he exited his capsule from high above Earth, he flashed a thumbs-up sign, well aware that the feat was being shown on a live-stream on the Internet.During the ensuing jump – from more than three times the height of the average cruising altitude for jetliners – Baumgartner was expected to hit a speed of 690 mph.Any contact with the capsule on his exit could have torn his pressurised suit, a rip that could expose him to a lack of oxygen and temperatures as low as minus-70 degrees. That could have caused lethal bubbles to form in his bodily fluids.But none of that happened. He activated his parachute as he neared Earth, gently gliding into the desert east of Roswell and landing without any apparent difficulty. He then was taken by helicopter to meet fellow members of his team, whom he hugged in celebration.Coincidentally, Baumgartner’s attempted feat also marked the 65th anniversary of U.S. test pilot Chuck Yeager successful attempt to become the first man to officially break the sound barrier aboard an airplane.At Baumgartner’s insistence, some 30 cameras recorded the event on Sunday. Shortly after launch, screens at mission control showed the capsule as it began rising high above the New Mexico desert, with cheers erupting from organizers. Baumgartner could be seen on video, calmly checking instruments inside the capsule.Baumgartner’s team included Joe Kittinger, who first attempted to break the sound barrier from 19.5 miles up in 1960, reaching speed of 614 mph. With Kittinger inside mission control Sunday, the two men could be heard going over technical details during the ascension.”Our guardian angel will take care of you,” Kittinger radioed to Baumgartner around the 100,000-foot mark, and noted that it was getting “really serious” now.An hour into the flight, Baumgartner had ascended more than 63,000 feet and had gone through a trial run of the jump sequence that will send him plummeting toward Earth. Ballast was dropped to speed up the ascent.Kittinger told him, “Everything is in the green. Doing great.”As Baumgartner ascended in the balloon, so did the number of viewers watching on YouTube. Nearly 7.3 million watched as he sat on the edge of the capsule moments before jumping. After he landed, Red Bull posted a picture of Baumgartner on his knees on the ground to Facebook, generating nearly 216,000 likes, 10,000 comments and more than 29,000 shares in less than 40 minutes.On Twitter, half the worldwide trending topics had something to do with the jump, pushing past seven NFL football games.Among the tweets was one from NASA: “Congratulations to Felix Baumgartner and RedBull Stratos on record-breaking leap from the edge of space!”This attempt marked the end of a five-year road for Baumgartner, a record-setting high-altitude jumper. He already made two preparation jumps in the area, one from 15 miles high and another from 18 miles high. It will also be the end of his extreme altitude jumping career; he has promised this will be his final jump.Baumgartner has said he plans to settle down with his girlfriend and fly helicopters on mountain rescue and firefighting missions in the U.S. and Austria.advertisementlast_img read more

LIME launches 4GLTE with Delano Williams as Ambassador

first_img Recommended for you The Indian Premier League Has a New Home in the Caribbean Flow Sports now offers an unrivalled Cricket line-up Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 03 Aug 2015 – LIME has done it, launched 4GLTE in the Turks and Caicos Islands and now both mobile service providers can offer this superfast service to customers. On Friday evening at the Seven Stars resort, LIME invited dignitaries including Premier Rufus Ewing to be a part of the launch where not only was the 4GLTE unveiled, but a dazzling campaign featuring the country’s fastest man and one of the region’s fastest athletes, Delano Williams as the new brand ambassador. LIME had months ago announced the acquisition of Islandcom, and unabashedly stated they wanted the company’s assets primarily for its LTE license. Now, under a new general manager, Delleriece Hall, the superfast service is launched. Premier Rufus Ewing is among the first in the country to boast the service from LIME. Flow counting down to Rio Games, launches Gold Tour campaign Related Items:Delleriece Hall, launch, lime, LTE, premier rufus ewing, seven stars resort Perdina wins Movado Watch set from LIME & Jai’slast_img read more