Inexperience bites FEU in Game 1 loss to La Salle

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Columbian Dyip get second win at expense of NLEX Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments LATEST STORIES Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast It was the rematch that waited 10 years to happen, but it didn’t quite live up to the hype.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Pascua’s words were what actually happened in the Lady Tamaraws’ last possession.Heather Guino-o stepped up to FEU’s service line, with the Lady Tamaraws down 24-22 in the third set, and her ensuing attempt landed straight to the net giving La Salle the victory.“I told them that they should never ever lose their composure because we don’t have anything to lose,” said Pascua.FEU’s inexperience also became a glaring statistic as the Lady Tamaraws committed 34 errors and 17 of those were in the first set.Making things worse for the Lady Tamaraws was the fact that they had more attack points, 37, than La Salle, 29.ADVERTISEMENT “We had so many errors and that’s why we lost to La Salle,” said Pascua whose team is gunning for its 30th title. “I told my players that I’m not threatened with whoever our opponent is, I’m threatened more if we commit so many errors.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next A much more experience La Salle, owner of 10 UAAP women’s volleyball titles, dispatched Far Eastern University in three sets Game 1 of the Season 80 Finals on Friday.Compared to the Lady Spikers’ ninth straight finals stints, the Lady Tamaraws’ last title round appearance was in Season 71, and that championship disparity showed in their series opener.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownREAD: La Salle nears 3-peat, pounces on error-prone FEU in Game 1“I told the players that whenever someone commits a service error on a crucial point it means that he or she isn’t that confident,” said Pascua in Filipino after the 29-27, 25-21, 25-22 loss . “You should have experience for that kind of scenario.” In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READlast_img read more

Top of golf now belongs to youth

first_img“It’s a profession that not many good players get out of, but there’s always good players getting into it,” Thompson said.Stewart Cink knows what he’s talking about it.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissCink and Tiger Woods arrived on the PGA Tour at roughly the same time and were voted rookie of the year in consecutive seasons (1996 and 1997). Woods got an early start in the fall of 1996 and won two times in eight starts, so that became his rookie season. Cink’s first full season was 1997.“So really, we started playing fulltime the same year,” he said. “For the first three years, he was the only player younger than me. That put me at 23, 24, 25. There was no younger player besides Tiger Woods than me my first three years. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Now?Spieth didn’t have a card on any tour in 2013 and effectively secured his card in six tournaments. Rahm got it done in three starts after he turned pro in 2016. What was the exception is not the norm, but it’s getting there.Scott Verplank, who won the 1985 Western Open when he was an amateur, watched the NCAA Championship in Stillwater, Oklahoma, last spring and he couldn’t believe what he was seeing. And it wasn’t just his alma mater, Oklahoma State, winning the title. Just about every team that reached the quarterfinals of match play had players who looked like they were ready for the PGA Tour.Charles Howell III also went to Oklahoma State and keeps tabs on college golf, “so I kind of knew what was coming.”“All these guys were hitting the ball over 300 yards and they all putt great,” he said. “You get Justin Thomas come out and win a bunch. Jordan Spieth comes out and wins a bunch. So when they do that, then that’s a veteran’s job gone. That’s another veteran’s job gone. That’s just how it works.”Not entirely.Golf doesn’t have a 53-man or 25-man roster like the NFL or Major League Baseball. And the beauty of golf is that no other sport can be so ageless. Remember, Mickelson won last year when he was 47 at a World Golf Championship.Howell’s point was that it’s getting even more difficult to win as tour cards go to younger and younger players.“When I first started on tour, the best players were the older players,” Howell said.Woods — again, the exception — was No. 1 and on his way to four straight majors in Howell’s first full season in 2001. But the top 10 in the world was filled with players in their 30s — Mickelson and Vijay Singh, Ernie Els and Davis Love III, Colin Montgomerie and Hal Sutton. “Now I’ve gotten older, it’s shifted the other way,” Howell said. “And the best players seem to be the younger players. So you go look now at all the guys that we talk about, that we focus on — Jordan, McIlroy, Justin Thomas, etc. These are all the young guys. And they’re the sport’s best.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Adrien Broner: I don’t care about Mayweather and Pacquiao View comments More are on the way.Woods went straight from college to the PGA Tour. Playing on sponsor exemptions, he made enough money to secure a full card in just four tournaments, and then he won in Las Vegas in his fifth start as a pro. It took nine years before that happened again. Ryan Moore, the NCAA and U.S. Amateur champion, did it in 12 events in 2005, helped mightily by a runner-up finish in the Canadian Open.Only three other players had done that since 1980, a short list that included Phil Mickelson, who won as an amateur.Now?Spieth didn’t have a card on any tour in 2013 and effectively secured his card in six tournaments. Rahm got it done in three starts after he turned pro in 2016. What was the exception is not the norm, but it’s getting there.Scott Verplank, who won the 1985 Western Open when he was an amateur, watched the NCAA Championship in Stillwater, Oklahoma, last spring and he couldn’t believe what he was seeing. And it wasn’t just his alma mater, Oklahoma State, winning the title. Just about every team that reached the quarterfinals of match play had players who looked like they were ready for the PGA Tour.Charles Howell III also went to Oklahoma State and keeps tabs on college golf, “so I kind of knew what was coming.”“All these guys were hitting the ball over 300 yards and they all putt great,” he said. “You get Justin Thomas come out and win a bunch. Jordan Spieth comes out and wins a bunch. So when they do that, then that’s a veteran’s job gone. That’s another veteran’s job gone. That’s just how it works.”Not entirely.Golf doesn’t have a 53-man or 25-man roster like the NFL or Major League Baseball. And the beauty of golf is that no other sport can be so ageless. Remember, Mickelson won last year when he was 47 at a World Golf Championship. Jordan Spieth hits from the 10th tee during the second round of the Sony Open PGA Tour golf event, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Matt York)HONOLULU — Leave it to the oldest rookie to best illustrate how the PGA Tour has become such a young man’s game.Chris Thompson tried for 19 years to reach the highest level of golf, and he finally earned a PGA Tour card when he was 42. With every year he spent on mini-tours from Florida to Arizona, he couldn’t help but notice that getting better only meant keeping up.ADVERTISEMENT Cink and Tiger Woods arrived on the PGA Tour at roughly the same time and were voted rookie of the year in consecutive seasons (1996 and 1997). Woods got an early start in the fall of 1996 and won two times in eight starts, so that became his rookie season. Cink’s first full season was 1997.“So really, we started playing fulltime the same year,” he said. “For the first three years, he was the only player younger than me. That put me at 23, 24, 25. There was no younger player besides Tiger Woods than me my first three years.“How many players on the tour now are 25 and under?” Cink asked. “Forty?”He was close. There are 29 players with full status on tour who are 25 or younger. That includes Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas, who already have won majors and reached No. 1 in the world. It includes Jon Rahm and Bryson DeChambeau and Xander Schauffele, all of whom are among the top 10 in the world ranking.“They play a lot more, against better competition when they’re younger now,” Cink said. “And they’re just more seasoned when they come out here. There is no break-in period anymore like there used to be because you don’t need to learn.”When he started two decades ago, Cink said most players — Woods is an exception in almost every way — had to reinvent the wheel and learn to play the style of golf required on the PGA Tour.“Now you just come out here, guns blazing,” he said.More are on the way.Woods went straight from college to the PGA Tour. Playing on sponsor exemptions, he made enough money to secure a full card in just four tournaments, and then he won in Las Vegas in his fifth start as a pro. It took nine years before that happened again. Ryan Moore, the NCAA and U.S. Amateur champion, did it in 12 events in 2005, helped mightily by a runner-up finish in the Canadian Open.Only three other players had done that since 1980, a short list that included Phil Mickelson, who won as an amateur. LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra “How many players on the tour now are 25 and under?” Cink asked. “Forty?”He was close. There are 29 players with full status on tour who are 25 or younger. That includes Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas, who already have won majors and reached No. 1 in the world. It includes Jon Rahm and Bryson DeChambeau and Xander Schauffele, all of whom are among the top 10 in the world ranking.“They play a lot more, against better competition when they’re younger now,” Cink said. “And they’re just more seasoned when they come out here. There is no break-in period anymore like there used to be because you don’t need to learn.”When he started two decades ago, Cink said most players — Woods is an exception in almost every way — had to reinvent the wheel and learn to play the style of golf required on the PGA Tour.“Now you just come out here, guns blazing,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Howell’s point was that it’s getting even more difficult to win as tour cards go to younger and younger players.“When I first started on tour, the best players were the older players,” Howell said.Woods — again, the exception — was No. 1 and on his way to four straight majors in Howell’s first full season in 2001. But the top 10 in the world was filled with players in their 30s — Mickelson and Vijay Singh, Ernie Els and Davis Love III, Colin Montgomerie and Hal Sutton.“Now I’ve gotten older, it’s shifted the other way,” Howell said. “And the best players seem to be the younger players. So you go look now at all the guys that we talk about, that we focus on — Jordan, McIlroy, Justin Thomas, etc. These are all the young guys. And they’re the sport’s best.”Top of golf now belongs to youthBy DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf WriterHONOLULU (AP) — Leave it to the oldest rookie to best illustrate how the PGA Tour has become such a young man’s game.Chris Thompson tried for 19 years to reach the highest level of golf, and he finally earned a PGA Tour card when he was 42. With every year he spent on mini-tours from Florida to Arizona, he couldn’t help but notice that getting better only meant keeping up.“It’s a profession that not many good players get out of, but there’s always good players getting into it,” Thompson said.Stewart Cink knows what he’s talking about it. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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Huskies to change things up on power play against Navigators

first_img“It’s another variation of what we’ve been working on. We’ll stretch it out a little bit more. They’re basically the same pattern you just have to work on one set to advance to another,” he says. “Our power play has been atrocious so it’s just a few little changes and a little more work on it and I think we’ll see a difference and things will open up for us.”Alexander adds that despite the team not beating the Navigators so far this season, he is confident that the Huskies can win if they show up and play like they are capable of playing.“I think the three games that we’ve played them and the three losses we’ve had we probably woke up to the fact that we have to play better hockey against them,” he explains. “I don’t think that Peace River really beat us ever. We gave them the games more than they beat us. They’re a good hockey team but they’re not unbeatable and these boys need to come to the realization that they can take any team when they go out with the right force and attitude each and every night.”- Advertisement -The Huskies will test out their new power play over two games at the North Peace Arena this weekend. Saturday they take on the Navigators at 8 p.m. and Sunday the two teams do it again at 1:30 p.m.It’s a big weekend for the Huskies as they trail the Navs by six points. A weekend sweep would put FortSt. John back in contention for first place with just over three weeks left in the regular season.The Huskies have also rescheduled two games that were postponed earlier this season with the Slave Lake Wolves. The Huskies will take on the Wolves on January 15 in Spirit River at 8:30 p.m., and once again on January 21 in Falher also at 8:30.Advertisementlast_img read more

DD FOOD: IT’S ALL GREEK ANYTIME, ANYWHERE

first_imgDD FOOD: Lovely, luxurious Greek yogurt is easy to include in many meals to give an added dollop of protein to your diet.Whether it’s a breakfast smoothie or parfait, lunchtime pitta sandwich, marinade for a BBQ or a swirl in a soup, it’s more popular than ever as a superfood.The Greeks make yogurt by straining it to remove much of the sugar, lactose (natural milk sugar) and whey (the liquid remaining after the milk is curdled), which means not only is it thicker and more creamy, but it provides twice as much protein as regular yogurt, with less natural sugar. So it should keep you feeling fuller for longer, offsetting its slightly higher calories — anything from 96 to 130 per 100g, depending on the brand.Greek yogurt has up to 20 grams of protein per container; traditional yogurt may have as few as five grams. New rulings last year mean only yogurt made in Greece can be called Greek yogurt. Anything else has to be called ‘Greek style’.Here’s some suggestions to get real Greek yogurt into your diet.EASY GARLIC AND YOGURT MARINATED CHICKENIngredientsFor the chicken150g (5oz) thick Greek yogurt1½tbsp olive oil1 clove garlic, crushed2tbsp parsley, finely chopped, plus extra for garnishfew sprigs of thyme, leaves snippedMini chicken fillets (4-6) *In a bowl, mix together the yogurt, half a tablespoon of oil, the garlic and herbs. Add the chicken fillets, cover and leave to marinate for a couple of hours or overnight.*Preheat the grill. Place the chicken and its marinade into a foil-lined grill pan. Cook for about 8-10minutes until cooked through – check with a skewer to ensure they are cooked through – then wrap in the foil and leave to rest for a couple of minutes.Serve with sweet potato wedges and a green salad.You can also mix garlic and rosemary with some yogurt for an easy dip for the wedges.GREEK YOGURT BREAKFAST BLASTIn a blender mix 4 tablespoons of blueberries, 200ml greek yoghurt, ½ tsp cinnamon, 1 tbsp coconut shavings (or 1 tsp coconut oil) and ice to taste.ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP WITH A DOLLOP OF YOGURT Chop the squash, sprinkle with cumin and spray with oil of your choice. Place in oven for 30/40 mins. Add a stock cube to some boiling water and place the cooked squash in the pan and season with black pepper. Blend the soup and add two tbs of yogurt to each bowl.DD FOOD: IT’S ALL GREEK ANYTIME, ANYWHERE was last modified: May 13th, 2016 by John2Share 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:authentic Greek yogurtDonegal Daily Foodrecipeslast_img read more

THEY’RE UNDER STARTER’S ORDERS FOR THE SCOIL IOSAGAIN, BUNCRANA 5K

first_imgA large crowd of walkers and joggers is expected this Sunday for the Scoil Íosagáin 5K in Buncrana.In association with Inishowen AC , the school invites walkers, joggers, runners, of all abilities to this event. Scoil Íosagáin has a vibrant sports culture where the key feature is participation by all.The school provides a wide range of extra-curricular sporting activities including Gaelic Football, Soccer, Rounders, Athletics, Hurling, Camogie,Swimming and particapation in such a wide range of sports requires significant funding. All proceeds from Sunday’s 5k will be in aid of the school’s Sports Funds .The 5k starts at the Leisure Centre at 11am. The senior event will be preceeded by a host of juvenile races ( Under 8, 10, 12,14,16 ). These races will take place on the Leisure Centre track, starting at 10am.There will be spot prizes and refreshments at Scoil Íosagáin after the race.Registration will begin at the Leisure Centre at 9.30 for both juvenile ad Senior Races. Organisers are encouraging participants to pre register at iacprereg@gmail.com. The 5k route is a measured, fast, flat course.Results will be available on Facebook and on The Inishowen AC website ( www.inishowenac.com).We are extremely fortunate to have the Inishowen club on board, to lend us their undoubted expertise.For further details visit our website, and we are also on facebook . Hope to see you all there on Sunday.THEY’RE UNDER STARTER’S ORDERS FOR THE SCOIL IOSAGAIN, BUNCRANA 5K was last modified: January 19th, 2013 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:buncranaInishowen ACScoil Iosagainlast_img read more

TEXT ALERT AND NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH SCHEME SEEKS NEW MEMBERS

first_imgA meeting of those interested in adding their names to the neighbourhood watch and text alert system in Manorcunningham and surrounding areas takes place tonight.Tony Morning speaks at one of the first meetings organised to help protect Donegal’s elderly.Already between 300 and 400 people have signed up to the scheme.A meeting of volunteers will take place tonight in the Manor Resource Centre at 8pm. Vancessa Clark of Muintir na Tire will give a talk and help organise the groups going forward.One of the organisers, Tony Monring, said the people of the area continue to take a stand against thugs who terrorised local people in their homes in recent months.“Every person counts. The community has stood together and continues to do so.“The more people that join this programme, the safer a place our community will be to live in. “It’s our duty to look after our elderly relatives and friends,” he said. TEXT ALERT AND NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH SCHEME SEEKS NEW MEMBERS was last modified: March 18th, 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:manorcunninghamneighbourhood watchtext alertTony Morninglast_img read more

EMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: DO WEIGHTS MAKE YOU BULKY?

first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: As a trainer, I have been asked this question a thousand times.Anyone who has stepped foot in a gym has heard someone say, ”I don’t want to lift weights, because I don’t want to get too bulky”.If you are involved in sports I can guarantee that at one stage or another someone who ‘knows what they are talking about’ has told you to stay away from weights because you will get too big and it will slow you down. I used to believe this myself.I spent 8 years training in kickboxing where we were advised that weights would slow us down.So I avoided lifting weights for my legs, (couldn’t neglect the upper body could I?), and ended up the proud owner of a nice set of pencil thin twiglet legs; something I have spent that last 4 years rectifying.Have you had bad advice regarding weights? Drop me a message and let me know.Even today, with the rise of Strength and Conditioning throughout sports, I still hear people asking the same questions and giving outdated advice to athletes.Then we have people who are looking to ‘lose weight’ or ‘get in shape’.For the majority of my clientele, their goal is to look and feel better about themselves.When I am doing the initial consultation with a new client, I will always bring up the topic of weights. I usually ask them if they have any experience of using weights and proceed to inform them that their training programme will involve the use of them.That same phrase will usually surface, ‘I don’t mind using weights, but I don’t want to get too bulky’.I have had men tell me that they ‘wouldn’t mind putting on some muscle, but they wouldn’t want to get too big’ that they ‘don’t want to end up like a bodybuilder.’There is still this idea among the general population that as soon as you start lifting weights, you will turn into a Russian shot putter and your clothes won’t fit you anymore. Some women, through media and misinformation, seem to think that if they lift anything over 2kg they will end up looking like an 80’s action hero, complete with stubble and an Adam’s apple.This couldn’t be further from the truth.If people actually saw how much food has to be eaten, and knew the length and intensity of the training sessions that it takes to put on serious muscle that would actually result in you looking bulky, they probably wouldn’t believe it.The biggest problem with this myth, for both the general public who want to look better and for athletes who want to improve performance, is that people still assume that a programme of lifting weights will resemble a programme for a bodybuilder.This is not the case.If weight loss is your main goal, I have found that following a full body weights programme 3 days per week, can give exceptional results when your diet is in check.If you are a beginner looking to put on some size, again you can start with a 3 day per week full body weights workout; it would just be programmed differently.If you are playing sports, body part splits like a chest day, leg day, and arm day are essentially useless.Your focus should be on;• Developing muscle and movement patterns you won’t get in practice.• Exercises that will have a good carryover to on-field of play performance.• To minimise or reduce the likelihood of injury while training.Upper-lower or Push-pull splits work better for this.Lifting weights does not make you ‘bulky’.There are a huge amount of factors that would have to be in place before this would happen.Weight lifting, when done in the right way with a personalised program, can help you get to your chosen goal, whether it is looking good on the beach or improving performance in your sport.#TrainSmartFor further information on how to get a program to suit your goals, contact me through the link below.https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Personal-Training-and-Performance/120518884715118* Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe FitnessEMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: DO WEIGHTS MAKE YOU BULKY? was last modified: August 18th, 2014 by John2Share 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:columnemmetfitnessrusheweightsWomenlast_img read more

Infographic: Nelson Mandela’s notable namesakes

first_imgHere’s a collection of some of the quirkiest things named after Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela’s name has been given to many things around the world. (Image: Brand South Africa)Research by Chili Kier and Hunter NestadtDesign by Jae Brits and Tumisang SitholeClick on the image for a larger view.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img

Drones in agriculture ready for takeoff with new FAA rules

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently finalized the first operational rules for routine commercial use of small, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) — a long-awaited development by many groups, agriculture included. The first approved commercial UAS flight over land by the FAA was in June of 2014. The landscape of the booming aerial technology has changed dramatically and expediently since.In a press release, FAA held that the new regulations work to harness new innovations safely, to spur job growth, advance critical scientific research and save lives.“We are part of a new era in aviation, and the potential for unmanned aircraft will make it safer and easier to do certain jobs, gather information, and deploy disaster relief,” said Anthony Foxx, U.S. Transportation Secretary. “We look forward to working with the aviation community to support innovation, while maintaining our standards as the safest and most complex airspace in the world.”According to industry estimates, the rule could generate more than $82 billion for the U.S. economy and create more than 100,000 new jobs over the next 10 years. The rule regulates several factors of UAS, better known as drones, for those conducting non-hobbyist operations including the following:UAS must weigh less than 55 pounds (including payload such as cameras), fly no more than 100 miles per hour and stay within 400 feet of the ground.They must remain in sight of the operator, and flights must be during daylight hours.The operator must either hold a remote pilot airman certificate with a small UAS rating or be under the direct supervision of a person who does hold a remote pilot certificate (remote pilot in command).The new regulations also address other operational limits, such as prohibiting flights over unprotected people on the ground that aren’t directly participating in the UAS operation, a parameter similar to those of full-sized crop dusters — airplanes that are considered restricted aircraft.The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) said they would continue working with the FAA to tweak certain restrictions in the rules. Farm Bureau suggested several changes including not requiring drones be operated in the user’s line of sight or not operated directly over people, both suggestions that were not adopted.“Politico” reported R.J. Karney, AFBF’s director of congressional relations, gave the FAA credit for building in flexibility by allowing waivers to those restrictions. He hoped it would help build a case for more fine-tuning of the rules to help the technology take off for farmers and ranchers. Agriculture could make up almost 80% of expected commercial drone use. Drones could map terrain or monitor fields for pest and disease pressure, just to name a few of the expected uses.The FAA is offering a process to waive some restrictions if an operator proves the proposed flight will be conducted safely under a waiver. An online portal will be available to apply for these waivers in the months ahead.“With this new rule, we are taking a careful and deliberate approach that balances the need to deploy this new technology with the FAA’s mission to protect public safety,” said Michael Huerta, FAA Administrator. “But this is just our first step. We’re already working on additional rules that will expand the range of operations.”Under the final rule, the person actually flying a drone must be at least 16 years old and have a remote pilot certificate with a small UAS rating, or be directly supervised by someone with such a certificate. To qualify for a remote pilot certificate, an individual must either pass an initial aeronautical knowledge test at an FAA-approved knowledge-testing center or have an existing non-student Part 61 pilot certificate. If qualifying under the latter provision, a pilot must have completed a flight review in the previous 24 months and must take a UAS online training course provided by the FAA. The TSA will conduct a security background check of all remote pilot applications prior to issuance of a certificate.Operators are responsible for ensuring a drone is safe before flying, but the FAA is not requiring small UAS to comply with current agency airworthiness standards or aircraft certification. Instead, the remote pilot will simply have to perform a preflight visual and operational check of the small UAS to ensure that safety-pertinent systems are functioning property. This includes checking the communications link between the control station and the UAS.Although the new rule does not specifically deal with privacy issues in the use of drones, and the FAA does not regulate how UAS gather data on people or property, the FAA is acting to address privacy considerations in this area. The FAA strongly encourages all UAS pilots to check local and state laws before gathering information through remote sensing technology or photography.Part 107 will not apply to model aircraft. Model aircraft operators must continue to satisfy all the criteria specified in Section 336 of Public Law 112-95 (PDF) (which will now be codified in Part 101), including the stipulation they be operated only for hobby or recreational purposes.Jamie Nafziger is a partner at the international law firm Dorsey & Whitney. She’s been working with businesses on the rules and regulations surrounding drone use.“In a move that will likely accelerate the already booming drone market, the FAA’s new small unmanned aircraft rules significantly ease the burden on businesses which want to make basic commercial uses of UAS,” Nafziger said. “However, the rules still require FAA pre-approval for more extensive commercial uses.  For instance, if someone wants to fly a drone over their farm for use in precision agriculture, these new rules make doing that much easier.  On the other hand, if someone wants to fly over crowds of people or carry significant payloads, they will still need a waiver from the FAA as they have since September 2014. Use of drones to inspect pipelines, aerial power lines, or mines, will also require a waiver unless it can be done in line of sight from the ground or from a moving land vehicle in a sparsely populated area. It doesn’t look like commercial package delivery outside the line of sight will be permitted at this time — the FAA says in its rules that it will not be granting waivers for this type of commercial use.“I’ve had clients ask me if they can hire their nieces or nephews to fly drones for their business and have had to tell them no, unless their niece or nephew is a pilot. Now, under the new rules, I can say ‘yes, so long as their niece or nephew is at least 16 and gets a remote pilot certificate with a small UAS rating (and follows the new UAS rules, of course).  So, we should have lots more eligible operators over the next few months.”last_img read more

Wait… What?| Questions to regularly ask yourself and others

first_imgWait… what? (At the root of all understanding) A very effective way of asking for clarification which is crucial to understand. It’s a question you should ask before drawing conclusions or before making a decision.I wonder… which can be followed by “why” or “if” ? (At the heart of all curiosity)  Asking I wonder why is a way to remain curious about the world and asking I wonder if is a way to start thinking about how you might improve the world.Couldn’t we at least? (At the beginning of all progress) This is a question to ask that will enable you to get unstuck as they say; it’s what enables you to get past disagreement to some consensus. It’s also a way to get started when you’re not sure where you’ll finish.How can I help? (At the base of all good relationships) How we help matters as much is that we do help. If you ask how can I help you’re asking with humility for direction; and you are recognizing that others are experts in their own lives and that they will likely help you as much as you help them.What truly matters (to me)? This is a question that forces you to get to the heart of issues and to the heart of your own beliefs and convictions.If you ask these questions regularly, especially the last one, you’ll be in a great position to answer the bonus question, which is, at the end of the day, the most important question you will ever face:And did you get what you wanted out of life, even so? The “even so” part of this captures perfectly the recognition of the pain and disappointment that inevitably make up a full life, but also the hope that life, even so, offers a possibility of joy and contentment.If you regularly ask these questions, when it comes time to ask yourself, “but did you get what you wanted out of life even so”, your answer will be, “I did”.What did you want? To call myself beloved, to feel beloved on this earth. To feel beloved is to feel not only dearly loved but also cherished and respected.If we all follow the advice of Dr. Ryan and start asking these questions more regularly, is it possible that we can all answer “yes” to the bonus question? We may be able to answer  even more than that if we all give it a try!This post was written by Bari Sobelson, MS, LMFT, the social media and programming specialist for the MFLN Family Development Team. The Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network Family Development team on our website, Facebook, and Twitter. By: Bari Sobelson, MS, LMFTWhile we are transitioning into this New Year, why not try adding 5 truly essential questions to your life? Dr. James Ryan, former Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, offers us these 5 questions plus one bonus question at the end. You can watch the video below to learn more:last_img read more