Heroes’ toast

first_imgVALENCIA – Veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are benefitting from a unique tribute by a local wine distributor. “Six Heroes” Memorial Merlot, the label bearing the embossed image of the raising of the American flag on Iwo Jima, is a limited-edition vintage wine presented in an unusual way. The Six Heroes name refers to the six men – five Marines and one Navy corpsman – whose flag-raising became a unifying symbol of World War II. “Each case, which contains two bottles of wine, opens to show one of the bottles fitted with a brushed aluminum capsule that gives it the look of an artillery shell, which symbolizes the atrocity of war,” said George Bacon, proprietor of Friar’s Choice North America LLC, which distributes the wine. Bacon’s move, while unique, is not the first time a specific wine has been used to raise funds for charity. “We have a wine called Big Tattoo Red that is produced by Two Brothers Winery,” said Frankie Cerna of Wine 661 in Valencia. “The brothers’ mother died of breast cancer and they donate 50 cents from each bottle to cancer research.” According to their Web site, sales of Big Tattoo wine have raised $770,000 as of July 1. “I wanted to do something both humanitarian and patriotic,” Bacon said. “I wanted to create something that would appeal to those who appreciate wine and serve a worthwhile purpose and maybe grab their hearts.” “Generally the American public has no idea of the huge financial impact on a disabled veteran returning home,” he added. Bacon’s generosity was enthusiastically received by the coalition and he was encouraged to expand his product line to include golf shirts and camouflage caps. The coalition reciprocated by adding a link to his Web site and arranging for discount sales through military.com. While the wine has only been available for a couple of months, orders have been pouring in and Bacon has already written a check to the coalition. Bacon, who spent the past 25 years working in corporate-risk management, is enjoying this branch of his professional life. He hopes to eventually turn Six Heroes into a nonprofit, similar to Newman’s Own, the food company owned by actor Paul Newman, which generates millions of dollars for the Hole in the Wall camp and other charities. In an attempt to spread the word about his tribute vintage, Bacon sent a few bottles around to friends and politicians, including U.S. Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon. “It wasn’t until after I sent it that I realized he doesn’t drink,” Bacon said with a sheepish smile. “Six Heroes doesn’t make any political statement for or against any current events,” he said. “It only acknowledges the atrocities of all wars, going back to the beginning of time.” He hopes to release the second wine in the heroes series, a chardonnay, sometime in 2007. For more information on Six Heroes, visit the Web site at www.sixheroes.com. or the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes Web site at www.saluteheroes.org. carol.rock@dailynews.com (661) 257-5252160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los Angeles“But it also comes with a candle that can be placed in the cap to burn in honor of American service people.” Bacon, a U.S. Navy veteran who lives in Canyon Country, is donating a portion of the proceeds from each presentation case to the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes, a charity founded in 2004 that provides resources to help severely injured veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. “I have not seen a wine company do this before,” said Ray Clifford, vice president of the coalition, who has worked with nonprofits for the past decade. “It’s an excellent wine. Mr. Bacon sent a bottle from the first batch and we sampled it here in the office. Everyone was very pleased.” Clifford said his group was initially founded to pay homage specifically to those who were fighting in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, but when they had their first rally, discovered there was a much greater need for help than just tribute. “We changed our focus to bringing together resources to help the severely injured service members,” he said. The coalition provides emergency financial help, housing assistance, family support and career counseling. last_img read more

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Corpsman makes deal to testify

first_imgCAMP PENDLETON – A Navy corpsman accused of kidnapping and murdering an Iraqi man will give testimony about seven Marines’ role in the incident in return for having charges against him dropped, his attorney said Wednesday. Petty Officer 3rd Class Melson J. Bacos was a medic who patrolled with the Marine squad that allegedly kidnapped and murdered 52-year-old Hashim Ibrahim Awad last April in the town of Hamdania. All eight were charged with crimes including premeditated murder and kidnapping. “We have reached an agreement with the government which will take Bacos out of harm’s way,” attorney Jeremiah Sullivan III told The Associated Press. Under the deal, Bacos will give details of the incident Friday morning at a general court martial at Camp Pendleton, Sullivan said. In return, all of the charges against him will be dismissed. But he will plead guilty to two new charges, said Sullivan, who declined to elaborate. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsWhen asked if Bacos would be freed after Friday’s testimony, Sullivan said he would not be. Marine Lt. Col. Scott Jack, Bacos’s military attorney, also declined to elaborate on the deal, but said: “It is a very beneficial agreement for Bacos, and gives him an extremely bright future.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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PSG announce signing of Ajax wonderkid defender

first_img deals Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder punished Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January REVEALED LATEST latest boost 🆕✍️💪 #WelcomeBakkerLe @PSG_inside est heureux d’annoncer l’arrivée dans son effectif de Mitchel Bakker 🤗Le défenseur néerlandais a signé un contrat professionnel de 4⃣ ans, jusqu’au 30 juin 2023 ✔️🔴🔵 #ICICESTPARIS— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_inside) July 7, 2019He can play on either side but is primarily a left-back and is highly-thought of by those in his home country.He has played for the Netherlands Under-19s five times while also featuring in 13 UEFA Youth League games. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Paris Saint-Germain have announced the signing of Ajax wonderkid Mitchel Bakker on a free transfer.The 19-year-old full-back has signed a four-year deal with the Ligue 1 champions after the move from the Netherlands. Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea center_img Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ The centre-back will leave Ajax this summer and it is a case of where he will end up.Juventus took the lead in the race for his signature with the player understood to be keen to go there but their opening offer was refused. Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions Matthijs De Ligt’s girlfriend Annekee Molenaar spotted house hunting ahead of possible Ajax exitBakker has found first-team opportunities limited at Ajax because of Nicolas Tagliafico’s strong performances.He is not the only Ajax defender that PSG are chasing during this transfer window.They have reportedly agreed a transfer fee with the French club, and also with Manchester United, for Matthijs de Ligt. Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa TROPHY The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:55Loaded: 17.92%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:55 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen JIBE last_img read more

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Kevin Thomson: Rangers will be competitive in Europa League

first_imgKevin Thomson says Rangers aren’t in the Europa League just “to make up the numbers” and believes they can progress from the group stages of the competition.The ex-Light Blues midfielder, now an academy coach at the club, believes manager Steven Gerrard will have aspirations of going far in the tournament having been drawn in a group alongside Spartak Moscow, Rapid Vienna and Villarreal.Thomson, who reached the UEFA Cup final with the Ibrox side in 2008, said being back in Europe is great for the club and said the players will aim to win every tournament they compete in.He said: “I certainly think that now they’ve qualified, there’s some good ties to look forward to and they aren’t just there to make the numbers up. “A successful run is winning as many games as possible, the fact they’ve qualified means there is a buzz around the place again.“European nights at Ibrox are as good as anything. The manager will want to achieve as much as he possibly can.Thomson said he has been impressed with Gerrard’s recruitment, identifying Lassana Coulibally as a “star”, and said the return of his former teammates Allan McGregor and Kyle Lafferty are a big boost to the club. He added: “I think Allan speaks for himself, he’s easily the best goalkeeper I ever played with. “I played with some good ones but Allan is right at the top of the tree. I think he’s a winner, he knows what it takes to succeed at this club.“As for Lafferty, he’s a good friend of mine, he’s a good lad.“He’ll add goals, he had a good season at Hearts last season albeit in a pretty ordinary team. If he can come here and fire on all cylinders it ill be good for the team.”“Coulibally looks a real star, the manager will be disappointed he’s lost him through fitness but if he can keep him fit, it bodes well for engine room. “This club for me, no matter what competition they’re in they’ll want to try and win and progress as much as far as they possibly can.“I’m pretty sure the new manager would have that same mindset.“He’ll want the players to believe they can win as many games as possible.“I don’t think they’ll be setting targets but they’ll be in it to try and win it.last_img read more

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Road signage shows Pramerica is streets ahead!

first_imgIt’s one of Letterkenny’s and Donegal’s biggest employers.Pramerica is expanding at such a rapid pace that it recently had to move to a new purpose-built building on the outskirts of the town.The company, which now has more than 1,300 employees, continues to grow from strength to strength. So much so that the area on which the company is now located has been renamed to Pramerica Drive.We certainly think it has a nice ring to it!Road signage shows Pramerica is streets ahead! was last modified: May 29th, 2017 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:companyletterkennypramericaStreetlast_img read more

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Analysis: Adobe Had to Cut Its Losses With Mobile Flash

first_imgIt isn’t easy to make the case that a product and a technology are mutually dependent and inseparable, in the same paragraph with a statement that you’re going to be separating them for the benefit of both. This afternoon, Adobe is giving it one heck of a try, in a blog post that fully confirms what my friend and colleague at ZDNet, Jason Perlow, first reported at midnight last night: Adobe is parting ways with Flash Player for mobile devices, in the first move of what could eventually spell complete obsolescence for the venerable plug-in.The new euphemism for bad news from a vendor is a “conversation.” Adobe confirmed Perlow’s report this afternoon with a statement that attempted to draw a picture of the company having a little tete-a-tete with Apple, Microsoft, Google (perhaps the future parent of Motorola), and RIM, and coming to the realization that plug-ins for mobile are about to be shut out.Cutting Flash’s lifeline to save the runtime“HTML5 is now universally supported on major mobile devices, in some cases exclusively,” reads today’s post from Adobe Vice President and General Manager Danny Winokur. “This makes HTML5 the best solution for creating and deploying content in the browser across mobile platforms. We are excited about this, and will continue our work with key players in the HTML community, including Google, Apple, Microsoft and RIM, to drive HTML5 innovation they can use to advance their mobile browsers.”From this point forward, Winokur went on, Adobe will be concentrating its efforts on promoting and advancing the AIR runtime platform for mobile apps. AIR had been Adobe’s way of keeping Flash’s foot in the door while enabling its ActionScript developers to move toward an HTML5 mindset.But Flash has tried to maintain a position as both a provider of functionality – which is also the typical role of a runtime library – and as a multimedia front end for handling multiple codecs, including H.264. With a new wave of systems-on-a-chip in current and future smartphones and tablets that have H.264 and other codecs’ processing built-in, in the future, there isn’t much room for Flash in software that won’t be covered by codecs in hardware. If Adobe were to have kept its functionality eggs in Flash’s basket, then its play for the mobile HTML5 market might have been jeopardized.Microsoft may already have come to this same conclusion a few months ago with respect to its Silverlight portable runtime. Like Flash, it provides functionality (a portion of the .NET Framework) and multimedia processing, though Microsoft has already announced it’s moving the emphasis of its Windows 8 development toward a new programming model based on HTML5.Runtime libraries – especially proprietary ones – based on HTML5 are plentiful and growing. Every major player with an investment in HTML5 (including Microsoft, Apple, Google, Facebook, and still Adobe) is advancing some kind of library or functionality native to its system or software, which HTML5 would access in a standard way but which would then take over in a very non-standard one.Hilwa: Right move for AdobeIDC analyst Al Hilwa, who runs its Application Software Development program, shared his opinion with RWW this afternoon that Adobe is making the smart move now by cutting its losses in mobile. “By 2013, we will reach a point where 90% of smartphones and tablets will sport HTML5 capable browsers,” he writes us. “In this light, having a large cadre of staff working on putting Flash on every mobile device on the planet appears to be unnecessary and an unwise use of resources. Adobe is smart to let go, though it is leaving the choice in hardware makers’ hands as to delivering future updates to the Flash browser plugin beyond version 11.1.”However, Hilwa went on, Adobe must remain careful to maintain enough distinctions between mobile and desktop platforms, if it intends to sustain its stronghold on the desktop until HTML5 on the desktop matures – which he believes won’t happen until at least 2015. Hilwa then went on to disagree with RWW’s Marshall Kirkpatrick’s assessment late last night of Adobe’s move as a win for the policies of the late Steve Jobs.“While this has been portrayed as a win for Steve Jobs, in truth picking on Adobe was not this giant’s finest hour,” writes Hilwa. “The sun-setting of mobile Flash R&D is only related to Steve Jobs in the broad sense that he instigated the smartphone revolution with the iPhone. Flash survives intact in the AIR runtime and the Adobe tool chain which will already supports the broader Web ecosystem including HTML5. Adobe’s investment in HTML5 has already given it a lead role in the tools ecosystem for the Web. While Flash ends for mobile devices at some point, the added investment in HTML5 should make Adobe stronger. Overall, developers will continue to be served.”Developers won’t be the only ones served, at least with notices. Today, the company told investolast_img read more

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Plastic makes up nearly 70% of all ocean litter

first_imgPlastic makes up nearly 70% of all ocean litter By Katherine KorneiApr. 4, 2017 , 11:00 AM Every day, humans generate millions of tons of garbage. And although a lot of that litter ends up in landfills, some enters the ocean by accident or through illegal dumping. Now, researchers have compiled a new database that reveals just how widespread ocean litter is, from the infamous “garbage patches” of the North Pacific to piles of trash on beaches around the world and in the deep ocean. LITTERBASE, and its accompanying maps, together draw on data from more than a thousand studies from 1960 to 2017. The most polluted spots, which host more than 10 billion pieces of litter per square kilometer, include beaches and patches of sea off the coasts of South Korea and Jordan. Most of that litter—close to 70%—is plastics, with metal and glass contributing to the remainder. And microplastics, shards of plastic smaller than 5 millimeters, are particularly prevalent. That’s because large pieces of litter break down in sunlight and ocean currents. All of our litter means that life under the sea isn’t easy: The database also reveals that more than 1200 aquatic species—mammals, fish, crustaceans, and others—are coming into contact with the litter by eating it, living in it, or becoming entangled.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more

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Trump cuts to NSF mostly rejected by House panel, but it nixes new ships

first_img NSF has requested $183 million for that account. Some $78 million would go to continue work on the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope in Chile and the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope in Hawaii. The rest of the money would be used to start building the first two of the three ships.NSF had proposed building two ships, but Senate appropriators last year convinced their colleagues to add a third ship and gave NSF an additional $53 million in 2017 to get started. Culberson’s panel has never liked that project, however. Last year it voted to eliminate funding for them, and this year’s mark reiterates that stance.The good news is that the House bill effectively takes that $105 million cut and applies it to NSF’s research programs. The bad news is that Senate appropriators will likely restore the money in their version of NSF’s budget. When they do, the result could be that much less for NSF’s six research directorates. An artist’s conception of a new regional class research vessel. Trump cuts to NSF mostly rejected by House panel, but it nixes new ships By Jeffrey MervisJun. 28, 2017 , 3:00 PMcenter_img Oregon State University A House of Representatives spending panel wants to spare the National Science Foundation (NSF) from most of the 11% cut that was proposed by President Donald Trump for its 2018 budget. But it would do so in part by eliminating funding for three mid-sized research vessels that Congress last year told NSF to start building.A panel led by Representative John Culberson (R–TX) will vote tomorrow on a 2018 spending bill that covers NSF and several other science agencies. A draft of that legislation, released today, sets NSF’s next budget at $7.338 billion, some $134 million below its current level but $685 million above the president’s request.The House mark holds NSF’s six research accounts level, at $6.033 billion. NSF’s education directorate would also tread water, at $880 million. 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3D printing doubles the strength of stainless steel

first_img 3D printing doubles the strength of stainless steel Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 3D printing has taken the world by storm, but it currently works best with plastic and porous steel—materials too weak for hard-core applications. Now, researchers have come up with a way to 3D print tough and flexible stainless steel, an advance that could lead to faster and cheaper ways to make everything from rocket engines to parts for nuclear reactors and oil rigs.Stainless steel was first invented nearly 150 years ago, and it remains widely popular today. It’s made by melting conventional steel—itself a combination of iron and carbon (and sometimes other metals like nickel)—and adding in chromium and molybdenum, which prevent rust and corrosion. A complex series of cooling, reheating, and rolling steps gives the material a microscopic structure with tightly packed alloy grains and thin boundaries between the grains that create a cell-like structure. When the metal is bent or stressed, planes of atoms in the grains slide past one another, sometimes causing crystalline defects to connect with each other—producing fractures. But strong boundaries can halt these defects, making the material tough, yet still flexible enough to be formed into a desired shape.3D printing researchers have long tried to reproduce this structure. Their setup starts with a powdery layer of metal alloy particles laid on a flat surface. A computer-controlled, high-powered laser beam then advances back and forth across the surface. Particles hit by the laser melt and fuse together. The surface then drops down a step, another layer of powder is added, and the laser heating process repeats, binding the newly melted material to the layer below. 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Several years ago, Wang and his colleagues came up with an approach for using lasers and a rapid cooling process to fuse metal alloy particles together in a dense, tightly packed structure.Now, they’ve extended that work by designing a computer-controlled process to not only create dense stainless steel layers, but to more tightly control the structure of their material from the nanoscale to micron scale. That allows the printer to build in tiny cell wall–like structures on each scale that prevent fractures and other common problems. Tests showed that under certain conditions the final 3D printed stainless steels were up to three times stronger than steels made by conventional techniques and yet still ductile, the scientists report today in Nature Materials.“What they have done is really exciting,” says Rahul Panat, a mechanical engineer at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. What’s more, Panat says, is that Wang and his colleagues used a commercially available 3D printer and laser to do the work. That makes it likely that other groups will be able to quickly follow their lead to make a wide array of high-strength stainless steel parts for everything from fuel tanks in airplanes to pressure tubes in nuclear power plants. And that, in turn, will likely only increase the growing fervor over 3D printing. By Robert F. ServiceOct. 30, 2017 , 12:00 PM A new technique is set to strengthen 3D printed stainless steel parts, such as this previously printed rocket engine component.last_img read more

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SBP still on lookout for next naturalized player

first_imgHotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH LATEST STORIES Recruitment biggest challenge for Frankie Lim at Perpetual View comments MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 Malditas save PH from shutoutcenter_img But they just haven’t decided on who to take that next step with.“At this point in time, we do not have any particular player yet. My understanding is we’re still looking for the best possible candidate,” said SBP vice chairman Robbie Puno on Thursday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“Right now, we’re ready to spearhead that process. We’ve spoken with a couple of congressmen who will author the bill. But what we’re waiting for is the imprimatur as to who we will really make the effort to naturalize, because when you start that process, it becomes really difficult,” he said.Blatche has represented the Philippines as its naturalized player for the better part of the last three years, but the SBP has meticulously tried to find a contingency plan and kept an eye on a few prospects. One of them is Isaiah Austin, who suited up for Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas in the 2017 Fiba Asia Champions Cup and impressed with his averages of 20.0 points, 13.0 rebounds, 3.1 blocks, and 2.4 assists.Puno, who authored the bills for the naturalization of Blatche and Fil-German forward Christian Standhardinger previously, said that the Philippines hosting the 2023 Fiba World Cup should be taken at the highest of considerations as SBP looks to field possibly one of the strongest national teams in six years’ time.“If our target is 2023, there will be probably enough time for us to make sure we have the right player in terms of his basketball skills, his age, as well as his attitude,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay Andray Blatche. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAndray Blatche may still be at his peak right now, but Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) acknowledges that the Syracuse native is now battling time.That’s why the association has is prepared to endorse next naturalized candidate who could represent the country in international tournaments.ADVERTISEMENT 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 ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breadslast_img read more

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