Murder suspect arrested

first_imgPacia wasdetained in the custodial facility of the Hinigaran police station. BACOLOD City –Charged with murder, a man was nabbed in Barangay Gargato, Hinigaran, NegrosOccidental. Officers of themunicipal police station served the warrant issued by Judge Walter Zorilla ofthe Regional Trial Court Branch 55 in Himamaylan City dated March 30, 2019. Policeidentified him as 23-year-old resident Cornelio Pacia Jr.center_img Pacia wascaught on the strength of an arrest warrant around 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 6, apolice report showed. The courtrecommended a P200,000 bail bond for his temporary liberty./PNlast_img read more

Unibet releases updated “Champions of Esports” report

first_imgBookmaker Unibet has released an updated version of its “Champions of Esports”, a tool showing various statistics from across esports history.The nifty and easy to use tool takes viewership data from Statista and player, game and country data from, Newzoo, Twitch and TeamLiquid.Credit: UnibetIt offers a variety of statistics from viewership, to average tournament winnings all the way to player nationalities and player density (i.e. amount of professionals per million population).  The infographics on top earning players and teams help visualise what otherwise is just a long list of numbers.Although they’ve cited sources, it’s fairly difficult to tell exactly where the numbers come from. This is a general gripe at most things in esports, and a frustration that many have even had with Newzoo forecasts – there’s no transparency in where or how the numbers are obtained.Whilst the infographic looks lovely and to anyone looking for a snapshot of esports growth or breakdown of statistics they may serve some purpose, a majority of the figures need to be carefully considered for what they are. Again, this isn’t just the case with the Unibet tool but across the whole of esports data.Credit: UnibetCertain statistics such as “pro count by game” offer little explanation as to who, or what constitutes a professional with Counter-Strike: Global Offensive an anomaly with over 6,665 “pros”. The difficulty is in deciding what makes someone a professional? There are definitely not that many players making a comfortable living by playing CS:GO. Switch to the “average age of a pro” graph and it suggests there are 1,425 professionals in total across esports to take a sample from. Something doesn’t quite add up.It suggests Counter-Strike: Global Offensive gained over 3,000 professional players between 2015 and 2016 which seems a little ambitious at a stretch – unless anyone else has charted the emergence of 600 professional teams alone in just a year?Certain statements above the infographics also tend to lack credibility. One reads:“Despite only being released in the last few years, Heroes of the Storm (June 2015) and Hearthstone (March 2014) have breached the top 10 and look certain to overhaul Counter-Strike by the turn of 2018.”First off, they’re comparing Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm to Counter Strike. Not Counter-Strike: Global Offensive or Counter-Strike: Source, just Counter Strike. If we’re to assume that this means the 1.6 iteration of Valve’s popular FPS title, then there hasn’t been an esports scene for a long, long time. So of course two active titles could overhaul it.Then again, stating that Heroes of the Storm and Hearthstone (which according to their graphs are $3.3m and $3.6m behind Counter Strike respectively) will overhaul Counter Strike also seems bold without reason. It’s safe to say that the Heroes of the Storm scene is hardly blossoming and its prize pool growth may stagnate. It’s brave, and completely unnecessary, to claim that Hearthstone will have over $3.3m in prizes this year.Another smaller gripe is the statement:“Owing to the performances of Wings Gaming in Dota 2’s The International tournaments, China have topped the winnings leaderboard since 2014”Wings Gaming won The International (TI) in 2016, and whilst China’s rise to the top of the tournament winnings chart was down to The International winnings it was the first/second place of Newbee and Vici Gaming that delivered it. Wings Gaming have only competed in one TI and it doesn’t take a genius to research it.Esports Insider says: On premise alone, it’s a nice idea. The continued issue around lack of transparency with esports data is clear though and although this tool is pleasing on the eye – the question is what does it, or what is it, trying to achieve?last_img read more

In Your Neighbourhood

first_imgHenriques tops first shooting match in Mandeville Orville Henriques began 2017 on a winning note, smashing a 10-man field to take the first monthly match at the Manchester Rifle and Pistol Club last weekend. Henriques, who was the top shooter in local matches during the 2016 season, won ahead of female shooter Sue Ann Henriques, who posted 73 per cent. The surprise finisher was Lyle Swaby, who took third spot. Swaby only started serious competition on the shooting circuit last year. Owen Campbell (62 per cent) copped fourth, edging Thomas Jones by one percentage point, with Evan Grant and Desmond Prince rounding out the shooters who got above 50 per cent. The next major match, dubbed Pre-Florida Open matchup, will be on February 12. St Bess FC of St Elizabeth lead on goal difference in a three-way tie on points at the top of the standings after five rounds of the 2017 South Central Confed Super League. Following a 4-0 demolition of Clarendon’s New Bowens last weekend, St Bess lead with 13 points ahead of Sporting Central and Tru-Juice of St Catherine. All three have won four of their five games and drawn one. Sporting Central earned their fourth win after outscoring Hillstars of Manchester 3-2 while Tru-Juice got the better of Kemps Hill 4-3. Dunbeholden FC also won 3-0 against Downs FC while Rivoli United FC disposed of Blackstars 4-1. The weekend was remarkable for Ricam Academy of Manchester, who scored their first victory beating visiting Holland PYC of St Elizabeth 3-1 at Greenvale Community Centre. The Noranda/New Day North Central Athletics meet takes place today at the Port Rhodes Sports Club, Discovery Bay. According to meet organiser Duen Daley, the meet has attracted more than 20 schools and a number of track clubs, including Athletico, Comets, and the Moneague Track Club. The meet has also been opened to prep and primary schools. The day starts off at 9 a.m. with the running of the 3,000 and 5,000 metres events. The grounds, track and facilities have been made available by the Port Rhodes Sports Club and Noranda/New Day bauxite operations. Greater Portmore Primary will have their annual 3K road race on their school grounds on Friday, February 3. Primary and high schools students in Portmore have been specially invited. Also invited are health-conscious individuals, parents and members of various clubs. Proceeds are in aid of the school’s sport programme. Entry fee: $300 children, $500 adults. Warm-up 6.30 a.m., race time 7 a.m. Medals will be given to the top three winners of each age group. Three-way tie in South Central Confed Noranda/New Day regional track meet on today Greater Portmore Primary 3K road race February 3 Porus FC have put last season’s disappointing run behind them and are leaders after two matches in the new season of the Manchester Football Association Magnum/Captain’s Bakery Major League. In fact, of the five teams which have played two matches, Porus are the only one to have a perfect run. The seven-team league saw three matches being played – two at Kirkvine Sports Club and one at the Porus Community Centre. In the first game at Kirkvine, Porus were gifted all three points when Mile Gully handed them an own goal in the final minute of play. The second game produced a five-goal thriller as Technical Strikers outscored Comfort 3-2. The man of the match was Technical Striker’s Christopher Williams, who scored twice. In the lone encounter at the Porus Community Centre, Star Zone and Villa played to a 1-1 draw.center_img Defending champions Fort International made a winning start to their 2017 campaign as the Jamaica Domino Federation/City of Kingston Cooperative Credit Union domino league kicked off last Sunday. Fort defeated Mechanical Strikers 300-275. In other games, Right Stuff whipped Chedwin Strikers 300-246; Eradication stopped Masterpiece 300-277; Links United thrashed Ken’s Wildflower 300-224; Waterhouse United beat Naggo Head 300-281; Spring Village defeated Frasziers Whip 300-272; Correctional Services beat Garveymeade 300-190; Soursop Tree defeated Memory Lane 300-241; Feluchi Strikers outlasted Passagefort United 300-290; Exceptional International surprised Braeton All Stars 300-285. Tomorrow’s matches (Home teams named first): Garveymeade vs Right Stuff; Frazsiers Whip vs Fort International; Links United vs Masterpiece; Memory Lane vs Waterhouse United; Passagefort United vs Correctional Services; Eradication vs Ken’s Wildflower; Braeton All Stars vs Naggo Head; Chedwin Strikers vs Feluchi Strikers; Mechanical Strikers vs Soursop Tree. Fort make winning start Manchester and St James will contest the finals of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) netball competition on February 3. The venue is yet to be decided but St Elizabeth Technical (STETHS) is being explored. The two parishes won their respective semi-finals last Friday at STETHS. St James defeated Westmoreland while Manchester had an easy victory over St Ann. Five games on in Portmore Division Two Five games are scheduled in the York Pharmacy-sponsored Portmore Division Two Football League tomorrow. Newly crowned mid-season champions Racing United have a tricky away assignment to Braeton United at Ferdie Neita Park in the first match of a double-header at 1 p.m. In the second game at 3 p.m., Westchester tackle Waterford. At Southborough field, Edgewater will square off against Three West at 1 p.m. and Caymanas Gardens tackle Southborough at 3 p.m. in the venue’s second game. In a lone game at the Cumberland High School field, Cumberland host Daytona. Meanwhile, Racing United took the mid-season trophy last Sunday without kicking a ball, as their opponents in the final, Edgewater FC, failed to show. 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first_imgCounty Donegal athlete Brendan Boyce is set for the race of his life in the 50km walk at the London Olympic Games today.He may not be considered as a likely candidate to step on the podium by many.The young Milford man is against the best in the world in his sport but that certainly won’t phase Brendan. Brendan, who qualified for the Olympics with a personal best of 3.57.58 in Germany last September, was more than a minute inside the qualifying time.Brenan is already a winner in many Donegal people’s eyes having just qualified for the games.In the run-up to the London Olympics, Brendan kindly visited a number of schools to speak to younger pupils about sport and diet.Principal of Milford Vocational School, Ms Fiona Temple, said Brendan recently came into the school to talk about his career and to pass on some tips for a healthier lifestyle. “He was so done to earth and you would not have thought that he was training to represent Ireland at the Olympics.“He took lots of time out to chat to all the pupils and was genuinely interested in them,” she said.Brendan’s race starts at 9am. D-DAY ARRIVES AT LAST FOR DONEGAL’S 50K WALKER was last modified: August 11th, 2012 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)last_img read more

The Art of Finding The One

first_img Share With competition super-heated for houses, most buyers are having to visit more than half a dozen dwellings—not including the ones they tour virtually online—before spotting their perfect pick, according to ValueInsured’s Q2 2018 Modern Homebuyer Survey.On the average, U.S. homeowners report they’ve padded through a total of 7.4 properties before buying the one they currently own, the survey found. More than one in four (26 percent) said they toured 10-plus homes before buying. Baby boomers toured the most —7.8—before finding their favorite. Close on their heels, Gen-Xers reported having toured 7.7 homes. “It is possible that more seasoned buyers are discriminating in choosing a home that they are willing to buy, or they rely less on online websites to help them prescreen homes before touring,” ValueInsured said.The amount of tours homeowners take before finding one they like or having their offer accepted varies by region, the company found. California homeowners report having toured 8.7 homes before buying. In Washington state, that number drops a touch to 7.7. Switching gears here, 7.4 percent of homeowners report having bought their most recent home without seeing it in person before making an offer. These virtual viewers inspected the property only in photos, online, or via a representative. Stereotypically digitally savvy, millennials surprisingly were the least likely generational segment to have bought a home sight unseen (5.9 percent).A particularly compelling finding: Although millennials expect to tour an average of nine homes before buying, they actually only tour 6.4 before making an accepted offer. There could be few reasons why, the company says, including that some starter-home buyers are not as persistent or patient as planned. Plus, today’s overheated housing market could have buyers—and, increasingly, millennial buyers—moving faster because they’re afraid of being priced out. Also, many starter-home buyers might be (too) quick to make an offer when they find a home in their budget and end up not touring as many properties as planned. “Given the discrepancy between the amount of homes they plan to tour versus actual number of homes toured before buying, and the high level of remorse experienced by millennials, it appears they could be buying hastily, which could eventually prove detrimental in a market climate where many are buying at the peak and where 1 in 3 are tapping into retirement savings in order to afford the home,” ValueInsured said. July 31, 2018 494 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, journal, News, Originationcenter_img The Art of Finding ‘The One’ 2018-07-31 Alison Richlast_img read more