Further payments distributed to people devastated by Wooroloo and Hills Fire

first_imgFurther payments distributed to people devastated by Wooroloo and Hills Fire Owners and occupiers whose homes were totally destroyed in the recent Wooroloo and Hills Bushfire will receive further payments from the Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief Fund (the Fund).Depending on the type of residence, further payments of between $20,000 and $80,000 will be sent to owners, owner / occupiers and occupiers whose place of residence and contents were totally destroyed in the catastrophic bushfire.Further announcements for people who suffered some structural damage and loss of contents will be provided in the coming weeks.Local Government authorities in the City of Swan and Shire of Mundaring are continuing to assess and review all applications.Individuals choosing to rebuild will also able to access up to $2,000 to assist with additional costs associated with Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) approvals.The Wooroloo and Hills Bushfire Appeal ended on 31 March with more than $16.4 million received in donations.The latest announcement means that approximately 60 per cent of the funds will be distributed.Presiding Chair Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas said the generosity of West Australians had made it possible for people devastated by the bushfires to receive such rapid and substantial payments from the Fund.“While I understand these payments cannot replace everything that people have lost, I hope that it has eased some of the financial burden for those who have been affected,” he said.“This Fund is unique in that every dollar the WA community has donated will go directly to the people and communities affected by this bushfire.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Attack, Australia, bushfires, City of Perth, City of Swan, community, Dollar, Government, Local Government, Loss, Perth, Swan, WA, Wooroloolast_img read more

The Hottest New Computer Is: DNA

first_imgRequesting a (Partial) Retraction from Darrel Falk and BioLogos Evolution NewsEvolution News & Science Today (EN) provides original reporting and analysis about evolution, neuroscience, bioethics, intelligent design and other science-related issues, including breaking news about scientific research. It also covers the impact of science on culture and conflicts over free speech and academic freedom in science. Finally, it fact-checks and critiques media coverage of scientific issues. Share Evolution Congratulations to Science Magazine for an Honest Portrayal of Darwin’s Descent of Man Tagscomputer scienceDNAEngineeringintelligent designResearchTechnology,Trending Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share “A Summary of the Evidence for Intelligent Design”: The Study Guide Origin of Life: Brian Miller Distills a Debate Between Dave Farina and James Tourcenter_img A little over a month ago, we reported on advances in using DNA as a high-density information storage medium, and predicted that “the race for better DNA storage products will accelerate once it moves from lab to market.” Today there’s more news as market forces are stepping on the gas. Even more exciting, DNA is finding uses for more than just data storage.DNA in Information TechnologyA major improvement in DNA information storage and retrieval has been announced in Science Magazine. Two scientists from Columbia University and the New York Genome Center report a new high bar for DNA data storage — over two orders of magnitude better than previous attempts. They were able to encode text, images, a movie, and an operating system in 2 megabytes of DNA, and retrieve it back perfectly in multiple trials. News from Columbia University Data Science Institute says,Humanity may soon generate more data than hard drives or magnetic tape can handle, a problem that has scientists turning to nature’s age-old solution for information-storage — DNA.In a new study in Science, a pair of researchers at Columbia University and the New York Genome Center (NYGC) show that an algorithm designed for streaming video on a cellphone can unlock DNA’s nearly full storage potential by squeezing more information into its four base nucleotides. They demonstrate that this technology is also extremely reliable. [Emphasis added.]In a video clip in the article, Yaniv Erlich describes what they did and why it is significant. The video teases with the words, “All your data in a drop of DNA.” The information storage capacity of DNA, its compactness and durability make it highly desirable for the next generation of computers. It can last for many thousands of years if kept in a cool, dry place.“DNA won’t degrade over time like cassette tapes and CDs, and it won’t become obsolete — if it does, we have bigger problems,” said study coauthor Yaniv Erlich, a computer science professor at Columbia Engineering, a member of Columbia’s Data Science Institute, and a core member of the NYGC.Erlich and Zielinsky describe why the practical limit of Shannon information in DNA is 1.8 bits per nucleotide (not 2, as might be expected, due to indexing and error-correction requirements). Their algorithm achieved 1.6 bits per nucleotide, pretty close to the theoretical limit.They first compressed all their input into a single Linux archive and chopped it into 32-byte segments. To translate binary to DNA, they created a simple rule that represents pairs of binary digits (00, 01, 10, 11) as the four DNA nucleotides (A, C, G, T). After the translation, they sent the codes across the country to a company to generate the DNA.In all, they generated a digital list of 72,000 DNA strands, each 200 bases long, and sent it in a text file to a San Francisco DNA-synthesis startup, Twist Bioscience, that specializes in turning digital data into biological data. Two weeks later, they received a vial holding a speck of DNA molecules.To retrieve their files, they used modern sequencing technology to read the DNA strands, followed by software to translate the genetic code back into binary. They recovered their files with zero errors, the study reports. (In this short demo, Erlich opens his archived operating system on a virtual machine and plays a game of Minesweeper to celebrate.)Their success relies on a technique called “fountain codes” (see the paper from Harvard) that are widely used by streaming technologies. Unlike earlier transmission algorithms, fountain codes do not require corrupted or missing packets to be re-sent. The algorithm just sprays out the packets like droplets in a fountain. Erlich even calls the packets in their “DNA Fountain” droplets, composed of DNA oligonucleotides of a fixed length (200 bases). We should note that these droplets were specified in “DNA text” before being converted to actual molecules.Included with each droplet is a 4-bit “seed” or barcode of extra information, provided by a transform algorithm first applied to the input data, plus two more bits for error correction. The extra six bits allows the receiver to reconstruct the sequence upon retrieval. This slight amount of overhead ensures error-free reconstruction of the original information — be it photos, movies, music, text, or even an operating system.In addition to higher storage density, the Columbia team also reached new heights of reliability. They demonstrated the method’s robustness by making copies of copies seven times in series. Even after this “deep copying,” they were able to retrieve the data without error.To summarize, in this work, we reported an efficient and robust coding strategy that enables virtually unlimited data retrieval and high physical density while approaching the Shannon capacity of DNA storage closer than any previous design. We tested our framework with a relatively large file compared with those used in previous studies and were able to perfectly recover the data under various tests. Implementing our approach in concert with long-term preservation techniques, such as DNA embedding in silica beads, might require further fine-tuning of the redundancy levels. We expect that such fine-tuning can benefit from the high flexibility of the DNA Fountain framework, which allows determination of virtually any redundancy level without changing the software or affecting the decoding time.Will companies flock to this technology? The main limitations are cost and speed. But remember the first silicon computers? Because DNA is so attractive, we can surely expect that inventors will find faster, cheaper ways to synthesize custom DNA strands. Read-out of DNA with PCR and cutting-edge sequencing techniques have already become cheap and easy since the Human Genome Project made it seem a formidable “moonshot” type of project. The authors expect that entrepreneurs will find “the sweet spot that optimally combines the highest chemical throughput and the highest possible rate (bits per nucleotide) of the coding design.” When that happens, “DNA might become an economically viable solution for long-term, high-latency storage.”While we’re considering storage, why not consider computing with DNA? A short article on Futurism.com announces, “Self-Replicating ‘DNA Computers’ Are Set to Change Everything.” Read about how researchers at the University of Manchester are “working on turning strands of DNA into the next basis for computing.” Because DNA’s double helix can take two paths simultaneously, it can solve problems quicker. That’s cool, but imagine if progress in biological input and output technology someday allows DNA computers to access DNA storage. (Hey; is that what happens in life?)DNA in Electrical EngineeringDid you know that DNA conducts electricity? News from Arizona State begins with this remarkable statement: “DNA, the stuff of life, may very well also pack quite the jolt for engineers trying to advance the development of tiny, low-cost electronic devices.” A team led by Nongjiang Tao succeeded in making a controllable electrical switch out of DNA that is 1,000 times smaller than a human hair. You can read about their “engineering feat” in the open-access journal Nature Communications.See also “Switched-on DNA” in an article from ASU’s well-named biomimetics division, the Biodesign Institute. This multi-million-dollar institute, with 800,000 square feet of research space and over 600 employees and 62 tenured professors (one a Nobel laureate), is a good example of the gold rush in “bioinspired innovation.” Look for intelligent design concepts in the Overview page:Created on the premise that scientists can overcome complex societal issues by re-imagining the “design rules” found in nature, the institute’s researchers are addressing an expansive array of global challenges by creating “bioinspired” solutions,” ….[Mission Statement:] The Biodesign Institute at ASU addresses today’s critical global challenges in healthcare, sustainability and security by developing solutions inspired from natural systems and translating those solutions into commercially viable products and clinical practices.DNA in Mechanical EngineeringFinally, last month we mentioned that a Purdue University team, “inspired by natural biological motors” like kinesin, made a “DNA walker” of their own. They envision using such synthetic molecular machines in biomedical and industrial applications, perhaps even as vehicles to deliver anti-cancer drugs inside the body.A Remarkable Molecule It stores information, it conducts electricity, and it moves. The fact that DNA’s sequences of molecular bases can be represented in letters (A, C, T, G), converted into binary digits (0, 1), and read out into a computer that can boot it up as an operating system and play a movie is really exciting. Erlich and Zielinski state that the theoretical information storage capacity of DNA is 680 petabytes (680 x 1015) per gram. Imagine 680 million billion bytes of information in a speck the weight of a paperclip! No more long hallways of hard drives; the world’s information will fit in one room, or even a shoebox.Theoretically, we note as an aside, single atoms could be carriers of information. However, a review in Nature looked into a recent test of this, and decided that it could only work in extreme conditions, “such as in an ultrahigh vacuum.” The atom would have to be mounted to a molecular surface anyway. In addition, serious limitations at the atomic scale would have to be worked out to reliably encode and decode information: controlling magnetic isotropy, molecular vibrations, and interactions between the molecule and its surroundings. “These are antithetical requirements whose fulfillment will not be straightforward,” so don’t look for progress at that scale any time soon.Back to DNA — the key to understanding its usefulness is its stored sequence. Random nucleotides do nothing. They don’t convey information, they don’t walk, and they don’t form electrical switches. Only by intelligently designing algorithms to carefully control the encoding and decoding of the sequence were these engineers able to accomplish what they did.Erlich and Zielinsky spoke of “evolutionarily optimized machinery” that faithfully replicates information. Perhaps they had to say that to pass the AAAS peer review process. We expect, however, that they would not be pleased if someone turned around and said that their achievement was done by blind, unguided processes. No; DNA is, in a sense, better understood as “Designed Natural Algorithms.”Image credit: ColiN00B via Pixabay. Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Intelligent Design The Hottest New Computer Is: DNAEvolution News @DiscoveryCSCMarch 10, 2017, 1:49 AM Jane Goodall Meets the God Hypothesis Recommended A Physician Describes How Behe Changed His MindLife’s Origin — A “Mystery” Made AccessibleCodes Are Not Products of PhysicsIxnay on the Ambriancay PlosionexhayDesign Triangulation: My Thanksgiving Gift to Alllast_img read more

Enforcement of EU Regulation cannot be deferred, says High Court

first_imgDiffering opinions have greeted a High Court decision not to declare that principles agreed by the Bus and Coach Association (BCA) and DfT about circumstances under which community transport organisations would need to hold an O-License are correct in law.However, the court did conclude that there is no validity to DfT’s argument that a lack of certainty or clarity surrounds the test for determining whether an organisation is operating exclusively for non-commercial purposes. Because of that, it will no longer be possible for enforcement of EC Regulation 1071/2009 to be deferred. The agreed principles are likely to be part of future DfT guidance.Decisions on non-commercial should be takenFeatures of relevance, including the organisation’s size, the level of payments received and whether contracts have been won in competitive processes, will be considered when ascertaining whether it is exclusively non-commercial. If it is not, an exemption to O-Licencing cannot be made use of.While acknowledging that such a test may be difficult, the judges say that “is not… a good reason for choosing not to enforce the law.”Additionally, if an organisation denies that it is operating in breach of the regulation, that does not justify a refusal by DfT to act, says the court.Some organisations representing community transport organisations claim that the decision is a victory for the sector when compared to what BCA originally wanted.DfT now needs to focus on guidanceTAS Partnership Director John Taylor says: “At the heart of this case lies a fundamental difficulty in coming up with abstract interpretations of the meaning of non-commercial purposes. The moment a simple principle is reached, a countervailing case is likely to arise that renders it unfit for purpose.”Mr Taylor adds DfT will now have to focus on producing more detailed and explicit guidance.Says BCA’s Martin Allen: “This decision demonstrates that DfT cannot escape without enforcing the Regulation. It means some community transprot organisations will be required to obtain O-Licences.”last_img read more

GMP works with Freedom Nissan to give customers $10,000 off Leaf purchases

first_imgGreen Mountain Power Corp,Freedom Nissan,Vermont Business Magazine Green Mountain Power customers who bring their energy statements and a special code to Freedom Nissan in South Burlington now through September 30 will get $10,000 off the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of a 2017 Nissan Leaf. The newly dubbed “Leaf Power Program” is the newest in GMP’s many programs encouraging Vermonters to go green and reduce costs. The Nissan Leaf is a 100 percent electric vehicle.“At GMP, we are committed to helping our customers find ways to use clean sources of energy and to save money, as we partner on a new energy future,” said Mary Powell, GMP’s President and CEO. “The Leaf, a fully electric car, allows the owner to never have to rely on gasoline or get oil changes again. And with the growing number of charging stations for electric vehicles across the state, Vermont is ready to go electric.”Customers who take advantage of the rebate will also receive up to a $7,500 tax credit when filing their 2017 taxes making the 2017 Leaf, which start at approximately $30,000 as low as $12,500. Green Mountain Power customers who wish to take advantage of the rebate should bring a copy of their GMP monthly energy statement to the dealership and give the Fleetail Certification Code of “B66059” in order to get the $10,000 off the MSRP.“This rebate and the tax credit combined will make electric vehicles financially viable for more Vermonters. Additionally, some employers like GMP will give further incentives to employees who purchase electric vehicles making them even more affordable,” Powell added.The Nissan Leaf offers a battery with a range of up to 107 miles, giving most Vermonters plenty of time between charges. Nissan also warrantees the car for the first eight years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first.“Mobile sources, primarily motor vehicles, are the largest source of air pollutants in Vermont, making up 46 percent of the state’s greenhouse gas emissions,” said Abby Bleything, Vermont Clean Cities coordinator. “GMP’s Leaf Power program will help increase the number of zero-emission vehicles on the road, thereby taking a critical step towards reducing our state’s air pollution and dependence on petroleum.”About Green Mountain Power: Green Mountain Power (GMP) serves approximately 265,000 residential and business customers in Vermont and is partnering with Vermonters to improve lives and transform communities. GMP is focused on a new way of doing business to meet the needs of customers with integrated energy services that help people use less energy and save money, while continuing to generate clean, cost-effective and reliable power in Vermont. GMP is the first utility in the world to get a B Corp certification, meeting rigorous social, environmental, accountability and transparency standards and committing to use business as a force for good. In 2014, Vote Solar named GMP a Solar Champion. More information at: www.greenmountainpower.com(link is external). Connect with GMP on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @GreenMtnPower.About Freedom Nissan: Freedom Nissan offers new Nissan cars in South Burlington, along with used cars, trucks and SUVs by top manufacturers. Financial staff at Freedom Nissan offer expert advice for those seeking great Nissan car loans or leases.  Its knowledgeable Nissan car repair technicians carry a fully-stocked inventory of Nissan car parts. You can reach Freedom Nissan at (866) 798-2420, or by visiting the dealership at 1095 Shelburne Road, South Burlington, VT 05403 or online at freedomnissan.com(link is external).Source: GMP. 6.5.2017. www.nissanusa.com/electric-cars/leaf/(link is external) or http://www.greenmountainpower.com/2017/05/31/leaf-power-program/(link is external) to learn more. To explore more about electric vehicles in Vermont, including where to find electric charging stations in Vermont, visit http://www.driveelectricvt.com(link is external)last_img read more

Sullivan | Kentucky now follows Ulis’ lead

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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Talks about Coach Cal’s philosophy on failure.Video | UK Media Day: Isaiah Briscoe on Calipari give-and-takePlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND By his own estimate, Ulis figures he is faster, “a lot more explosive” and better able to negotiate stop-and-go traffic after an extended summer rest. UK guard Dominique Hawkins says Ulis seems more aggressive in practice this fall, and more inclined to attack the rim.He is disinclined to revisit what might have been against Wisconsin.“I really don’t have a thought on that,” Ulis said. “That was last year. That was in the past. We really wanted to win that game, but we didn’t. We’re not blaming it on the (Harrison) twins. A lot of people made mistakes in that game. So we’ve got to move on.“I wanted to play, of course, but you never know what’s going to happen. I could have turned the ball over eight times in a row.”Let the record show that Tyler Ulis made zero turnovers in his last four games last season. Shin splints and all.Tim Sullivan can be reached at (502) 582-4650, [email protected] or @TimSullivan714. Session ID: 2020-09-18:674966f6b26493e4a6fcaf2a Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-510248-4557852029001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Says practice has been challenging and competitive.UK Media Day | Tyler Ulis previews 2015-16 CatsPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Session ID: 2020-09-18:63a8b4d8f72695708d9a87e4 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-15879-4557905495001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.UK point guard Tyler Ulis says team has to “click together and play together.”Video | UK Media Day: Derek Willis talks finger injuryPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Session ID: 2020-09-18:4b5c3f59272c04ae87d07052 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-155358-4557874309001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Skal Labissiere talks about his relationship with his guardian, Gerald Hamilton.Video | UK Media Day: Charles Matthews turning headsPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Session ID: 2020-09-18:1bce7eff41d37938bc27c32 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-243883-4557905503001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.UK forward Alex Poythress talks about the biggest hurdle he has to overcome.Video | UK Media Day: Isaac Humphries talks early impactPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Session ID: 2020-09-18:e155b91a2199d621eb5c5abb Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-794489-4557905481001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Gives his take on positionless basketball.Video | UK Media Day: Dominique Hawkins talks hand injuryPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Session ID: 2020-09-18:883c5486c1a2d98174fce892 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-212900-4557844656001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Says it was a personal thing for him to come in and show he could play.Video | UK Media Day: Skal Labissiere talks relationship with guardianPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUNDcenter_img Session ID: 2020-09-18:3cad8c333c5cf8d562539137 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-390985-4557905491001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.“I just try to stay humble,” UK freshman Charles Matthews said.Video | UK Media Day: Jamal Murray an ambidextrous shooterPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Session ID: 2020-09-18:73267806bf7960a6add32341 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-456759-4557958267001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Kentucky basketball players preview the 2015-16 team.Video | UK Media Day: Skal Labissiere expects to playPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Session ID: 2020-09-18:1c42a823e66757c4774f8d95 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-881749-4557874329001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Says team is in a “nice learning stage.”LEXINGTON, Ky. – If Tyler Ulis is not the best guard John Calipari has coached, he is likely the best “floor general.” If he is not the best pro prospect on Kentucky’s basketball team, he is, says his coach, “the best player.”Maybe now, he’ll get more minutes.If you’re still wondering why Kentucky’s perfect season went poof last spring against Wisconsin, the logical place to start is with Calipari’s commitment to Aaron and Andrew Harrison and his failure to replace them down the stretch with Ulis and Devin Booker.Calipari agitated by Labissiere questionsCalipari admitted as much last month at a coaching clinic in California and, quickly grasping the combustible contents of that statement, began backpedaling almost as fast as Ulis moves forward. For all of his competitive success and recruiting bounty, Coach Cal sometimes seems out of touch with a constituency that prizes championships far above individual egos, sibling sensibilities or the NBA draft.That Calipari’s Wildcats committed three straight shot-clock violations in an NCAA semifinal is almost inexplicable. If they did so with their best guards on the bench because of misguided loyalties, that could be construed as dereliction of coaching duty.Yet there was at least one mitigating circumstance that may have influenced Calipari’s thinking last spring: Tyler Ulis was not whole. Though he was generally the fastest man on the floor, Ulis spent much of his freshman year limited by painful shin splints, so much so that in reviewing video of those games, “I felt I looked very slow,” he said.“Last year was tough,” Ulis said Wednesday afternoon. “Coming into halftime, I could barely walk. I just had to play through it, gut it out. It helped me out that we had 10 guys who played a lot of minutes.”UK’s Poythress at ’75 percent’ healthUlis averaged 23.8 minutes per game as the point guard on Calipari’s second platoon, leading the Wildcats in three-point percentage (42.9 percent) and ranking third nationally in assist/turnover ratio (3.6-1). Since his program height of 5-foot-9 appears to have been calculated with platform shoes, Ulis was sometimes a defensive liability against bigger guards. Still, his dazzling quickness and consistently sound decisions caused season-long debate about UK’s point guard pecking order.With Andrew Harrison now plying his trade in the pros, Calipari’s backcourt loyalties are no longer divided. His unambiguous message during Wednesday’s preseason media day is that this year’s Kentucky team will have Tyler Ulis at the controls, both on and off the court.“We’re walking into a situation where I’m asking Tyler to do stuff that’s probably not fair,” Calipari said. “I need (him) to be a coach, too. … They all look at him when he tells them to do stuff. They listen, and that’s really powerful for me as a coach, because there will be times in huddles and I’ll say, ‘Tyler, what do you think we should be doing?’ And he’ll say, ‘Let’s do this.’ (And) They’ll make it work because it came from him versus me.”Kentucky Basketball | Takeaways from John Calipari’s appearance at Cats’ media dayDespite his diminutive stature and his limited experience at the college level, Ulis is unquestionably the leader on this Kentucky team. Though UK players generally defer to Alex Poythress because of his seniority, it is Ulis who will set the tone and run the show this season.“At my position,” he said, “you have to lead the team.”Yet to be seen is whether Ulis’ teammates can keep pace with their point guard now that his legs have healed.“There are a lot of gears you haven’t seen from Tyler Ulis,” junior forward Marcus Lee said Wednesday.“I feel,” said freshman forward Skal Labissiere, “like he’s everywhere at once.”Sign up to get more like this free in your inbox Session ID: 2020-09-18:fdf8d092ab1fa51a96e3e9c4 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-444388-4557844665001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.He’s learned to read Cal’s body language at practice.Video | UK Media Day: Mychal Mulder talks battle for minutesPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Tyler Ulis during the University of Kentucky mens basketball media day at the Joe Craft Center practice floor in Lexington, Ky., on Wednesday, October 14, 2015. Photo by Mike WeaverTyler Ulis during the University of Kentucky mens basketball media day at the Joe Craft Center practice floor in Lexington, Ky., on Wednesday, October 14, 2015. Photo by Mike WeaverVideo | UK Media Day: Players preview 2015-16 basketball seasonPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Session ID: 2020-09-18:569b7c784aea8d1258d75a45 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-815317-4557844654001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Willis says “annoying” injury is healing up fine.Video | UK Media Day: Alex Poythress working his way backPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUNDlast_img read more