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  • ‘Know Tomorrow’ educates students on climate change

    first_imgJessica Zhou | Daily TrojanIn an effort to motivate students to take action against climate change, Know Tomorrow, a student-led movement spanning 60 college campuses nationwide, held an activity fair and a series of speakers featuring Robert F. Kennedy Jr. in McCarthy Quad on Friday.In partnership with the Undergraduate Student Government Program Board, the Environmental Student Assembly, the Speakers Committee and the Academic Culture Assembly, Know Tomorrow’s event aimed to educate students about community-wide environmental initiatives.Students spent the day learning about the environment from different groups on campus, and participated in activities intended to teach participants about sustainability in an engaging manner.Among these activities were a “Change the Course Challenge,” which showed students the importance of facilitating the Earth’s recovery; a solar-powered popcorn machine sponsored by the California Public Interest Research Group and Environmental Core; Elementerra, a virtual reality video game; and a SolarCity Exhibit featuring solar power ovens, microwaves and air conditioning units.Jessica Zhou | Daily Trojan“[This event] has changed my perspective because it showed me that there are a lot of new, cool inventions and ways to make people aware of this [issue],” said Carrisa Chang, a freshman majoring in business administration.The event also featured professor of earth sciences Will Berelson, youth director of Earth Guardians Xiuhtezcahtl Martinez, founder of Tree People Andy Lipkis, NASA climate scientist Veronica Nieves, YouTuber Derek Muller and environmental lawyer Robert F. Kennedy Jr.“I really appreciated the number of viewpoints we had and the way [the speakers] interacted,” said Environmental Core member Zach Manta. “One of my favorite parts was watching the interactions.”Manta was among a group of students initially contacted last spring by Dornsife School of Letters, Arts and Sciences and Vice Dean Steven Lamy about the Know Tomorrow movement. The national event was launched by Wendy Abrams, founder of Cool Globes, who donated money to USC to help fund a climate science campaign.“We originally tried to make this an event that was just a simple shout through many voices, saying ‘Hey, let’s do something about [the state of the environment],’” Manta said. “But it turned into a critical discussion [involving] a lot of people who are already really concerned about the problem.”Joseph Chen | Daily TrojanThis event was directed at continuing this discussion on sustainability throughout the University.“I think the fact that USC is trying to change something is really great, but at the same time, I recognize the fact that there is much to be changed,” said Abhishek Sharma, a freshman majoring in biological sciences. “For example, [there are] very small amounts of renewable energy used here on campus, and there’s also lots of issues with [a lack of] recycling bins.”Program Board marketing director Chelsea Zhang, who helped coordinate the event, said she hopes students will be more inspired to take action.“I hope students can see how many other people are here to support [this event],” Zhang said. “Our events are fun, and there [are] a lot of cool organizations out here that are supporting this cause. It shouldn’t be a burden to be more eco-friendly.”Manta added that although he has studied the environment extensively through his major and Environmental Core, he was still able to broaden his knowledge on the subject.“I didn’t expect myself to be so opened up to the world of possibilities and the complexity of the problem and what we can do about it,” Manta said.Robert F. Kennedy Jr. speaks on campus to reflect on the role of natural resources in work, health and identity as Americans. He reminded students of their responsibility to preserve the planet for future generations as a part of the speaker series of Know Tomorrow. Tal Volk | Daily TrojanTal Volk | Daily TrojanCorrection: An earlier version of this article incorrectly referred to ESA as the Environmental Student Association. It is the Environmental Student Assembly. The Daily Trojan regrets the error.last_img read more

  • Kristaps Porzingis object of boos, obscene chants in return to MSG

    first_imgMORE: Carmelo Anthony to sign with Trail BlazersHe was also heckled during the national anthem, according to ESPN’s Malika Andrews.The 24-year-old forward, who spent three-plus seasons in New York before being traded in January to the Mavericks, was expecting the reaction.”It’s normal that they feel that way,” Porzingis told reporters Wednesday. “All I can do is just look forward to what I have in front of me, not behind.”After the game, he was asked if he heard the chants from the fans.It’s not the first time Porzingis has been booed by Knicks fans: They did it after the team drafted him fourth overall in 2015. So far, Porzingis has done well away from his first NBA team, averaging 18.3 points and 7.9 rebounds in the 2019-20 season prior to Thursday. Unfortunately, the Knicks can’t say the same, even though they completed a season sweep of the Mavs with a 106-103 victory. The win pushed them to 3-9 on the season. Kristaps Porzingis made his return to Madison Square Garden on Thursday — and he did not receive a warm welcome.During the game, fans started an obscene chant while he was at the free throw line.last_img read more

  • Volunteerism can open doors

    first_imgThere is no need for Foster’s Fairplay to declare a Jamaica College (JC) interest, having done so repeatedly when it is deemed to be necessary. Having said that, it is a signal pleasure to congratulate the Old Hope Road-based school’s alumnus, Alan Beckford, on yet another outstanding achievement. The former Boys’ Champs half-miler and recent aspirant for the IAAF Cross Country Committee has broken fresh ground. He has been selected as a technical official for the Rio Olympics by the International Triathlon Union (ITU). According to the co-founder and chief organiser of the Hugo Chambers Memorial 5K Road Race & Fun Run an annual November event “each country nominates qualified officials and a selection process is done to select essential the best.” The achievement qualifies him as an official in the triathlon and “we can be assigned to any aspect of the sport, swimming, transition, bike, run etc” To get to that level, the always media-friendly Beckford had to endure the Level III ITU technical officials course, which is the highest certification. “Maybe about 12 or so persons are at this level in the Americas from Canada, USA, Mexico, Brazil, Honduras and then Jamaica,” he added. He took the time to advise any prospective official who seeks to attain A level of which he is the sole Jamaican. “Start to volunteer and rewards will come. I have been volunteering for nearly 40 years in sports. ” He ended his talk with this columnist on a solemn note, as he looked to Rio. “It is a great honour and privilege to be recognised at this level. No other event can compare to the Olympic Games.” Once again, a sporting personality from the black, gold and green has risen to levels where our athletes have taken the country’s brand in a most significant way. This, as musicians, led by the immortal Bob Marley, scientists and the academics have also blazed their own trail. This should only form a template for those in the wings to attempt to copy as they wait on the, at times, elusive ‘buss’. So often, we see our young people, withholding their best efforts to make a difference in their own lives and that of their family, because, in their own words, ‘nuh dollaz nah run’. It cannot always be about the money. A matter worthy of consideration lies with parents, who need to start the process during the early stages of their children’s lives. No one can argue successfully against the need to earn, to look after one’s upkeep and to keep the landlord at bay. However, there is an important need to get aligned to the volunteer spirit, as is embraced by Beckford. In his case, it was a family-encouraged discipline. They have been staples at sporting events for ages, with mommy Beckford an active participant in her early years. Volunteerism can open doors to opportunities to better oneself in ways unimaginable. It is contagious in that it has the ability to get friends and associates also involved, if only out of curiosity or as something extra. Alan Beckford did it, giving of his knowledge and passion gained from early participation in sports. As dance hall artist Nesbeth sings to the delight of many, he can now say “look at me now’. For Feedback: E-Mail lauriefoster2012@gmail.comlast_img read more

  • Friel wants special council committee for Mica families

    first_imgElection candidate Eimer Friel says she will propose the setting up of a special Mica committee on Donegal County Council if elected this weekend.The Fine Gael candidate has worked with the Mica Action Group (MAG) for the past five years and says it’s important families have a role in the Council-led redress scheme.“It’s important that newly-elected councillors have a role and an oversight over how Donegal County Council manages and runs the scheme,” said Friel. “And it’s just as important that the Mica Action Group has a voice on that committee too.“They are the people who have been at the forefront of the campaign and living the nightmare and it is vital they get to oversee the response from the council. So I want to see a special committee set up in Council and given a statutory footing, with powers to oversee the scheme and scheduled to have full monthly meetings.”The Government has approved a 90 per cent contribution scheme with those homes worst affected being fixed first.Friel added: “I’ve also agreed alongside Joe McHugh to work with MAG to come up with ways of minimising the impact of the 10 per cent contribution including contacts with banks and other lending institutions. “It’s important that banks help including writing down mortgages on homes that are currently worth very little – but will return to their market value once remediation works are completed.“I want to pay tribute to all those involved in MAG and I want to pay tribute to our local TD Joe McHugh whose work to get this problem recognised by officials finally got the redress scheme delivered.”Friel wants special council committee for Mica families was last modified: May 23rd, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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

  • Expressway plan extra and quicker services for Donegal customers

    first_imgExpressway has announced it is to introduce new services to get Donegal people to and from Dublin a lot quicker.The company is to introduce two additional services will be added to its Route X32 (Letterkenny – Dublin) service commencing from Sunday, October 27th.The services will depart Letterkenny Bus Station at 00.30am and 03.30am and from Dublin, the additional services will depart at 15.45pm and 21.45pm. The new services are X32, which are limited stop services and offer a reduced journey time of 3hrs 30mins. These will also complement our existing Expressway Route 32 services.The X32 serves Letterkenny, Lifford, Strabane, Omagh, Monaghan, Dublin Airport and Dublin city centre.The additional services have been approved by the National Transport Authority (NTA).Seán Forde, Expressway Product Manager said: “We have added additional services to this route due to an increase in customer demand. Travelling by Expressway to or from an Irish Airport is the most cost-effective and relaxed way to travel. Customers can sit back, relax, enjoy free Wi-Fi, power sockets in comfort without the worry and expense of taxi’s, tolls or car parking fees. Expressway offers a wide range of direct coach services to and from Dublin Airport.” Expressway has thanked all of our customers for their continued support of the public transport services on this corridor and look forward to welcoming you on-board our improved services in the near future.Expressway plan extra and quicker services for Donegal customers was last modified: October 25th, 2019 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:donegalExpresswayNewServiceslast_img read more

  • Who did Warriors’ Klay Thompson recommend for Washington State coaching job?

    first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!OAKLAND – Klay Thompson might not know the man personally. But that did not inhibit the Warriors’ star from recommending University of San Francisco men’s basketball coach Kyle Smith to interview for Washington State’s head-coaching vacancy.“Every program he’s been at he’s turned around,” Thompson said of Smith. “USF was really good this year. They beat some …last_img read more

  • Primordial Soup as a Wizard’s Potion

    first_img(Visited 58 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Certain concepts in materialistic origin of life seem to have more to do with witchcraft than reputable science.If “space aliens” were replaced by “gods”, “primordial soup” were replaced by “witches’ brew,” and “building blocks of life” were replaced by “magic potion” in modern origin-of-life lingo, would it be less scientific?  If spells could be cast by computer, would they be less occultic?  All such terms provide similar functions: conjuring up mental pictures that lure one into a gratifying sense of numinous awe, deep understanding and control over the forces of nature.  It might be different if the origin-of-life (OOL) field had something to show for itself after decades of work.  But as the following headlines show, there’s more mythology to report than science—maybe witchcraft, even.  One might say that the wishful incantations over Stanley Miller’s fiery spark-discharge bubbling cauldrons have only brought double double toil and trouble.Wizard’s book of spells:  Like Lucy at the incantation book in Coriakin’s palace, David Deamer pores over the magical spells of OOL published by Franklin M. Harold in his new book, In Search of Cell History: The Evolution of Life’s Building Blocks.  In this Nature book review, Deamer “welcomes a synthesis of what we know about the origins of life, as told by a master in the field.”  This “wonderful book,” Deamer says, is by a magician for magicians: “This is, after all, a story to conjure with — that of how life began and evolved into eukaryotic cells, a hundred trillion of which compose the human body.”  Surprisingly, though, Deamer does have “a quibble” with the master sorcerer:I do have a quibble. Harold argues that, notwithstanding the vast literature, progress has gone little beyond the findings of Soviet biochemist Alexander Oparin and British polymath J. B. S. Haldane more than 80 years ago, when they independently argued that Louis Pasteur‘s dictum ‘All life from life’ was wrong. Oparin and Haldane theorized that life may have emerged on a sterile prebiotic Earth through a series of chemical and physical processes.I confess to being more optimistic than Harold. There has been extraordinary progress in understanding the principles by which life works at the molecular level, and that can be applied to the question of how life begins. Over the past eight decades, it has become clear that the basic molecules of life can be synthesized through well-understood chemical reactions. The Strecker synthesis, for instance, produced amino acids from methane, ammonia, hydrogen and water vapour in Stanley Miller’s famous 1950s experiment testing the Oparin–Haldane hypothesis. Furthermore, amino acids, nucleobases and lipid-like molecules — the building blocks of life — are present in carbon-containing meteorites. That makes it entirely plausible that similar organic compounds were available on the prebiotic Earth, waiting to be caught up in whatever process led to life’s beginning.Forgot the sulfate:  The bat wings and spider eyes were fine, but the OOL witches forgot the sulfate, Astrobiology Magazine suggests: “Life in Earth’s Primordial Sea Was Starved for Sulfate.”  Would the experiments had turned out differently without it?  “At these trace amounts, sulfate would have been poorly mixed and short-lived in the oceans,” Sean Crowe says of new estimates that are thousands of times lower than previous estimates.  “—and this sulfate scarcity would have shaped the nature, activity and evolution of early life on Earth.”Alien soda:  On Space.com, Charles Q. Choi speculates that “Alien Life Could Thrive on ‘Supercritical’ CO2 Instead of Water.” Anything is possible when observations are hard to come by.  Maybe alien life could drink lava, or even enjoy cyanide in its coffee.  One astrobiologist enjoys this armchair activity: “I always have been interested in possibly exotic life and creative adaptations of organisms to extreme environments,” says Dirk Schulze-Makuch from Washington State.Brew recipe:  For Live Science, Chidinma Okparanta of the National Institutes of Health provided a shopping list for primordial soup.  In “Cells By the Number: Facts About the Building Blocks of Life,” Okparanta tossed out what look like random numbers – 0.003, 1665, 200, 3 to 5, 120, 24, and and 50-70 billion.  To these numbers he assigned values from the biology of living things, such as 120 days for the lifetime of a red blood cell, and 3.8 billion: “That’s how many years ago scientists believe the first known cells originated on Earth.”  There are 200 cell types in the human body, the article says.Overseas delivery:  Glycerol, a “key building block of life,” could have come from space, researchers at the University of Hawaii imagine.  They even cooked some up in their ultra high vacuum cauldron.  The other wizards must not like the fact that “This work challenges an alternative theory that glycerol and other prebiotic cell components were synthesized on Earth under hydrothermal conditions.”Through the looking glass:  Has the key to the dark secret room of the origin of homochirality been found?  Robert F. Service, writing in Science Magazine, offers hope to the dejected.  First, the bad news:Thirty years ago, researchers including Gerald Joyce, then a graduate student at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in San Diego, California, showed that if a nucleotide with the opposite handedness was incorporated into a growing D- or L-RNA complementary strand, it shut down all further growth. “It acted like poison,” says Joyce, who is now at the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego.This discovery raised a conundrum for origin-of-life researchers that they’ve struggled with ever since. Before life got its start, D- and L-nucleotides would likely have been equally abundant in the primordial soup. If so, how would RNA enzymes ever have managed to get the RNA copying process going without it being poisoned?Chief OOL wizards Gerald Joyce and Jack Szostak come to Robert’s service by proposing that a particular RNA ribozyme they engineered via “test tube evolution” (a form of intelligent design) was able to assemble RNA strands of one hand out of a mixture.  That “could” have been the secret in the primordial soup, but the wizards will never know: “However, Szostak says, it still begs the question of where such D-RNA and L-RNA ribozymes would have come from in the first place. The answer may be forever lost to history, Joyce says.”  The article was followed by a shouting match between low-information creationists and evolutionists in the Comments.Scripps Institute paraded its chief wizard Gerald Joyce before the multitudes, celebrating his “test tube evolution” experiment that he thinks supports his long-championed “RNA World” recipe for OOL brew (2/15/07, 7/11/02), supported by federal grants by NASA and the NIH (what this has to do with national health is anyone’s guess).  The press release (but not the origin of life) was replicated on Science Daily.Soup comin’ right up:  NASA’s Astrobiology Magazine is giddy to announce that “Scientists create possible precursor to life.”  A precursor to life is obviously not alive, but that’s just a technicality.  It’s quite a leap from the “building blocks of life” to a “protocell” (which is also not alive, at least until natural selection kicks in, they think), but Europeans may have struck a flint: OOL researchers at the Center for Fundamental Living Technology (FLINT) at the University of Southern Denmark conjured up a virtual protocell in their computers.  In the real world, the article notes, polypeptide strings break up in water, and any lucky protein-like string would not replicate without enzymes.  In the computer, though, miracles are possible.  “In our computer simulation – our virtual molecular laboratory – information strings began to replicate quickly and efficiently as expected.”  That’s because they programmed the computer (their “virtual pot” or cauldron) with that expectation, to generate strings and make them interact.  Did they try this in a real-world sterile flask?  Nope.  “We of course don’t know if life actually was created this way,” they say; “– but it could have been one of the steps” (see perhapsimaybecouldness index).Do you need any further evidence that OOL research is a modern form of witchcraft?  To these sophisticated animists, Nature is animated with the spirit of progress.  Dreamer Deamer thought it “entirely plausible that similar organic compounds were available on the prebiotic Earth, waiting to be caught up in whatever process led to life’s beginning.”  He himself is caught up in the spell.  Too bad real chemicals don’t do what they’re supposed to do.  “Whatever process” — there’s science for you.  Whatever.  Stuff happens; it’s a law of nature.  It makes predictions, doesn’t it?  If something happens, you know there was stuff around.  Just add the building blocks of life to the primordial soup with a little bat wing and spider eye, make the right incantation, and poof!  It’s alive!Scientific realism should take seriously the work James F. Coppedge published back in 1973, 20 years after the Miller Myth took over the world.  One of the first modern writers to use the phrase “intelligent design,” Coppedge showed beyond reasonable doubt (far, far beyond reasonable doubt), that the probability of life’s origin by chance was so astronomically low, it was totally and completely unreasonable to imagine life arising without an intelligent cause.  Portions of the book are available online, but we hope to make an eBook copy of his classic available within a year.last_img read more

  • Enterprises and AI Need to Connect Better – Here’s Why

    first_imgYoav Vilner Follow the Puck “Marketer to Watch” (Forbes). “Industry leader” (SAP). “Top 100 FinTech Influencer” . Tech blogger with exposure to millions. Advising startups across Europe, NYC, and Tel Aviv. Related Posts How OKR’s Completely Transformed Our Culturecenter_img What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Artificial Intelligence is a hot topic across the board. Everyone from developers, to data scientists, journalists, and general user-bases of all profiles are talking about it on a global scale. Entrepreneurs have taken notice of the benefits of AI in most areas of everyday life, whether assistants, mobile, entertainment and even healthcare or insurance. In turn, the demand for companies to adopt AI technology has risen in unprecedented levels in recent years.Before the large-scale adoption of AI came into play, there was much speculation over the way it could potentially disrupt numerous industries. Many were concerned it would replace humans and somehow take over the world. To the contrary, AI serves as a counterpart to humans by increasing efficiency and eliminating needless frustrations. It has the capability to assist enterprises with error reduction, data management, medical applications, monotonous tasks, and more- all of which allows their human counterparts to better utilize their skill sets towards tasks that are more meaningful. According to a report by PwC, AI will also serve as a global economy booster, by contributing as much as $15.7 trillion to the world economy by 2030 due to productivity and personalization improvements.Tech giants such as Google, Amazon, Facebook, Baidu, and Microsoft have made huge strides towards AI adoption by using AI tools and frameworks to create usable and impressive products, all of which were greeted with acceptance. I’m sure you’ve heard of IBM’s Watson, for instance.The success of these tech giants helped create a ripple effect, inspiring other enterprise corporations to look into ways they can also integrate AI into their processes and/or product offering. But some things are easier said than done. In most cases, it isn’t advisable for the fresh new technology to be built in-house, as it ends up getting costly in terms of time and resources. The best bet is to implement the innovations that are offered by AI startups that have already tried, tested, and perfected the technology that the enterprises are searching for. But even that can sometimes be easier said than done. The discovery aspect- the ability for enterprises to find the right startups with the right innovations- is broken. It’s tedious for enterprises to allocate resources to find relevant technologies by sifting through marketplaces of innovation. The frustration is multiplied when factoring the PoC (Proof of Concept) element.Add this to the lack of scale in hiring data scientists inhouse. This problem will grow bigger and become a multi billion dollar problem over the next decade – and I couldn’t find a single promising solution to gain access to such talent, putting aside the growing market of outsourced data science contractors.54% of enterprise incumbents see data storage, privacy and protection as the main regulatory barrier to innovation. There is also the issue of compatibility. Will the PoC even work? Is it worth the effort?Not only are enterprises on the hunt for AI startups- the startups themselves are also eager to collaborate with large enterprises in an effort to scale. However, each aspect of the process to make it happen, at least in the traditional sense is, gently put, tiresome.Despite the fact that 80% of executives view AI as a strategic opportunity, only 15% of enterprises worldwide are presently using it. This is largely due to the inconveniences that go behind the implementation process. On the flip side, 31% of enterprises have the adoption of AI on their agendas in the next 12 months. In many of these cases, the sudden spark in adoption stems from the fact that the enterprises came across ways to make the PoC process more efficient.“PoCs are something both enterprises and startups want, but the process isn’t getting easier” tells me Toby Olshanetsky, CEO of prooV that aims to simplify the POC process, “Quite the contrary, with all the noise in today’s ecosystem, enterprises are only finding it more difficult to run effective PoCs. The demand for AI today is equal to how badly those AI startups need new clients, and that’s an opportunity for both sides of the ecosystem.”At the end of the day, the ultimate goal for any enterprise corporation is efficiency, productivity, and of course significant increases of the bottom line. Technological innovations have made it such that the implementation of AI is the surefire way to make that happen. Now is the time for CTO’s to explore the many ways their respective companies can benefit from AI, and begin research on startups that have already developed the technology that will help reach those objectives. The adoption of AI technology is taking place at an accelerated rate, and it is crucial for all enterprises to do so in order to stay ahead of the curve. AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storagelast_img read more

  • Kansas Economic Nexus Bill Introduced

    first_imgA sales tax bill introduced in the Kansas Legislature contains economic nexus provisions specific to remote sellers and marketplace facilitators.Economic Nexus ThresholdsAs drafted upon introduction, the bill would require a remote seller or marketplace facilitator lacking physical in-state presence to collect and remit state and local Kansas sales or use tax on taxable Kansas sales if they had:– over $100,000 in Kansas sales in calendar year 2018;– over $100,000 in Kansas sales during the first half of calendar year 2019; or– over $100,000 in Kansas sales during the current or previous calendar year.H.B. 2352, as introduced in the Kansas House of Representatives on February 14, 2019Login to read more on CCHAnswerConnect.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more

  • Knicks trade center Willy Hernangomez to Hornets

    first_imgFILE – In this Nov. 11, 2017, file photo, New York Knicks’ Willy Hernangomez dunks against the Sacramento Kings during the second half of a NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki, File)NEW YORK— The New York Knicks were scouting Kristaps Porzingis ahead of the 2015 draft when they noticed one of his teammates in Spain.Willy Hernangomez eventually joined Porzingis in New York, and after his promising rookie season both were considered key pieces for the team’s future.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Now Porzingis is headed for surgery and Hernangomez is on his way to Charlotte.The Knicks traded Hernangomez to the Hornets on Wednesday in a deal that brings back second-round picks in the 2020 and 2021 drafts, plus forward Johnny O’Bryant.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHernangomez was an all-rookie selection last season and had been identified by team management during the summer as a one of the young players to build around. But the Knicks then acquired Enes Kanter from Oklahoma City in the Carmelo Anthony trade and Hernangomez fell to third in the center rotation behind Kanter and Kyle O’Quinn.“He showed last season that he can contribute when given the opportunity and we believe that the added depth he provides will benefit our frontcourt rotation,” Hornets general manager Rich Cho said in a statement. The deal came hours after the Knicks lost Porzingis to a torn ACL. There was thought after the injury that Hernangomez could finally get back into the rotation in his friend’s place, but the Knicks instead decided to deal him.They were teammates in Seville and after the Knicks took Porzingis with the No. 4 pick, they acquired Hernangomez’s rights after Philadelphia drafted him at No. 35.Hernangomez averaged 8.2 points and 7.0 rebounds last season and was voted to the All-Rookie first team. But the Spanish national team player couldn’t get on the floor this season, appearing in just 26 games and averaging 4.3 points and 2.6 rebounds.O’Bryant averaged 4.7 points and 2.6 rebounds in 40 appearances with the Hornets.ADVERTISEMENT Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 City Drummond, Griffin leads Pistons over Nets Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH AFP official booed out of forum John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s weddingcenter_img NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES MOST READ Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH View commentslast_img read more