Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ Subido, Zamora credit Ayo for inspired showing vs FEU Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college The Cardinals’ sweet shooter had his name all over the game-winning jumper that he shot over the defense of Jed Mendoza with just 0.7 seconds left in the game.Mapua’s last-second victory snapped a six-game winning streak as the Cardinals improved to 3-8.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 ChrissCardinals head coach Atoy Co said he told his players to calm down especially in tense situations so they can find the best scoring opportunities.“With my experience, the more you look for your shot, the basket just gets smaller and you’ll likely miss the shot,” said Co in Filipino. “I just told them to play defense and you will be relaxed by the time you have to score.” Laurenz Victoria displayed the warrior’s mentality and saved Mapua in the end game for a 81-79 victory over Jose Rizal University in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT Warren Bonifacio had 13 points to add to Mapua’s tally while Noah Lugo and Cedric Pelayo had 10 points apiece. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES JRU had a chance to tie the game but JR Aguilar’s jumper bounced off the rim after hitting the square of the backboard.Mapua’s game-winner wasn’t the only clutch shot Victoria made as he had a big three-pointer with 1:04 left in the game that put the Cardinals up 79-74.Victoria’s three could’ve been the dagger but ill-advised foul calls and a technical foul on Mapua assistant coach Randy Alcantara awarded the Heavy Bombers five free throws in a span of less than 40 seconds.Mark Mallari dutifully made those free throws to tie he game at 79 with 21.5 seconds left in the game.Mallari led the Cardinals’ offense with 17 points while also clamping down on JRU’s Mendoza who had 19 first-half points but finished the game with 22.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments
Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “There’s more expectations now and a little bit more detail,” Durant said. “But it’s a whole new system and new group of players and more expectations — we’ll see how that plays out.”The Warriors have endured two-month playoff runs for four years — an extra 83 playoff games amounting to an extra season and less rest than rivals who haven’t enjoyed such success.“It’s always too short. That’s a great problem to have,” Thompson said. “Our time in the off-season has been so crunched these last four years so you have to make the most out of every single day… It goes by fast.”The Warriors have had to cope with injuries, adjusting to new players and even handling their own success without getting complacent.“Winning a championship is the goal,” Curry said. “How you get there and how you kind of break up that mission on a day-to-day, game-by-game, month-by-month basis is what makes us great. We adapt really well and we don’t stay down for too long.”‘Something to work on’Many players have spent time away from the sport to revive a hunger for it, Thompson traveling to Bahamas, China and Qatar while forward Draymond Green went to Greece, Israel, France and Mexico.“It helped me more so mentally just to get away from the game for a minute and miss it,” Green said. “It gears you up, feeds that hunger and want to get back and get better in the thick of things. I think that’s important for everyone.”Green said last season “was a grind” and “stuff wasn’t as fresh as it was the year before” because “there was really nothing for us to work on.“We knew the whole year we were just trying to get to April and then May and June. But there was nothing to spark that fire. So it made everything a drag.” 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 LATEST STORIES View comments MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “You never stop enjoying it. You just start focusing on the next year,” said Warriors coach Steve Kerr. “But it’s always there. You always see the banner hanging and you see your ring. It never quite goes away. That’s the beauty of it.”Fragility adds to the specialness and that comes into play this season, with two-time NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant and star guard Klay Thompson each set to become free agents next July and the Warriors looking at a salary cap crunch after spending big to assemble and keep a championship lineup.Greater expectationsThe Los Angeles Lakers, with new star LeBron James, figure to make a bid for Durant, who left Oklahoma City in 2016 to join the Warriors and form a ‘superteam’ lineup that has gone 8-1 in the NBA Finals.Just as James left Cleveland and won titles in Miami then departed, the concern is that Durant might arrive to become a champion and then depart, although the Warriors could make the richest offer to keep him and have the lure of a new arena in San Francisco opening with him as a star attraction if he stays, even in a short-term deal.ADVERTISEMENT LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 10: Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors attends a shootaround ahead of the team’s preseason game against the Los Angeles Lakers at T-Mobile Arena on October 10, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFPForget about taking it one game at a time. The Golden State Warriors are embracing their quest for a third consecutive NBA title and they aren’t afraid to say so.The Warriors could become the first team to win three crowns in a row since the 2000-2002 Los Angeles Lakers and match the second-longest championship run in NBA history.ADVERTISEMENT “We talk about the three-peat just because it’s in front of us,” two-time NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry said. “I don’t think it’s something that’s repeated every single day. But when we start the season, obviously we lay everything out on the table, what’s at stake in terms of our expectations.“We understand that winning a championship is attainable if we take care of our business, and doing it three years in a row is a tremendous opportunity for us that we should not be afraid to talk about and go after.”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 ChrissOnly the Lakers, two 1990s Chicago Bulls teams powered by Michael Jordan and the 1952-54 Minneapolis Lakers have won three titles in a row, with the record run of eight belonging to the 1959-1966 Boston Celtics.But for a seventh-game loss to Cleveland in the 2016 NBA Finals, the Warriors would already be celebrating four crowns in a row instead of seeking a fourth in five campaigns. NBA preseason wraps up, regular season starts Tuesday Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title This year Golden State added All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins, lost three veterans and will rely more upon younger talent off the bench.“This year, we have something to work on,” Green said. “We have a lot of young guys.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown
TAYLOR, B.C. – While the rainy weather did help somewhat to keep the dust down at the Taylor Speedway, the dirt oval was too much of a quagmire on Sunday, forcing organisers to scrap the planned races for that day.Despite this, there were still two days of exciting stock car racing at the oval. Anthony Seguin took first in the Junior Mini Sprints class on Saturday against Tyson LeClerc, while LeClerc was the lone racer in the class on Monday afternoon. Eddie Scarfo continued his dominance of the Senior Mini Sprints, winning Saturday’s races by default, before beating Keegan Wallace and Cody LeClerc on Monday. Kaden Beebe was the lone entry in the 80cc Mini Sprint class on either day.Dakota Krahn took first on both days in the Mini Juniors class, followed by Camryn Beaumont and Dylan Beaumont on Saturday. Clint Mason was the weekend’s fastest Mini Senior driver, taking two wins vs. Mike Taylor, Kyle Mason, Chelsea Babcock, and Jordan Harrison.- Advertisement -Cam Campbell also dominated the Sports class both race days, while Matt Burdock and Wayne Dale traded 2nd and 3rd place finishes.Seven drivers were out looking to take wins in the IMCA Modifieds over the weekend. Roger Bonnieville held off AJ Everton, Gord Beaumont, and Robb McNabb on Saturday. Sadly, Bonnieville couldn’t repeat on Sunday, ending up in last place behind Johnny Beaumont in first, Matt Richards in 2nd place and Gord Beaumont once again in third.The final race of the weekend showcased the driving talents of Camryn, Dylan, and Johnny Beaumont in a Family Grudge Match. Camryn ended up winning that one driving the number 88 car.Advertisement
The semi-finals of the Knockavoe 575 and the NWGOBA 525 are the feature races at tonight’s greyhound meeting at Lifford Stadium.There are 12 races on the card and the runners are (first race 8.00pm):Race 1 (350 yards): 1, Swanson Cash; 2, Corner Plane; 3, Lisbuoy Fire; 4, Freddys Trooper; 5, Avenue Vans; 6, Toogoodtoobeat. Race 2 Buy a Buster 350 (350 yards0): 1, Macruso; 2, Moss Bob; 3, Cushie Willow; 4, Supersonic; 5, Cloneen Dynamo; 6, Fanore Blue.Race 3 Booking Office 525 (525 yards): 1, Tullna Island; 3, Blackstone Maxx; 4, Sold Cola; 5, Killacolla Babe; 6, Collins.Race 4 Lifford €10 Sizzler Deal 350 (350 yards): 1, Coldwater Aoife; 2, Tommys Loch; 3, Deerpark Jenny; 4, Ballybun Oshea; 5, Pretty Lilymay; 6, Ardnasool Rio.Race 5 NWGOBA 525 semi-final (525 yards): 1, Hather For Luck; 2, Mineola Maximus; 3, Mullrook Dabhoyo; 4, Imperial Falcon; 5, Greenville Glory; 6, Smurfing Oddball. Race 6 NWGOBA 525 semi-final (525 yards): 1, Hather If; 2, Flagfield Band; 3, Smurfing Manx; 4, Battle Born; 5, Ballyhill Stream; 6, Button Jo.Race 7 Lifford €15 Special 525 (525 yards): 1, Tahina Ace; 2, Fridays Brett; 3, Belindas Cruise; 4, Hather Two Bake; 5, Budders Luck; 6, Burnpark Lee.Race 8 Ultimate Dining Experience 350 (350 yards): 1, Do It Ruso; 2, Lisnastrane Dude; 3, Drumsna Major; 4, Titanic Bound; 5, Blackhall Hero; 6, Crash the Party.Race 9 www.liffordgreyhounds.com 525 (525 yards): 1, Gilti Aero; 2, Wrong Note; 3, Fridays Maybe; 4, Hather Bonnie; 5, Colarhouse Bound; 6, Do It Boy.Race 10 Knockavoe 575 semi-final (575 yards): 1, Hanoras Dream; 2, Bua Pakie; 3, Spinning River; 4, He Tells Lies; 5, Spotty Totty; 6, Ballybun Glen. Race 11 Knockavoe 575 semi-final (575 yards): 1, Whiterock Diva; 2, Storm Warrior; 3, Drumsna Canyon; 4, Edels Ace; 5, Hi Beak; 6, Gortkelly Turbo.Race 12 The Getting Out 575 Bumper Stakes (575 yards): 1, Hi Dibbles; 2, Ill Get That; 3, Turbine Tulip; 4, Crossleigh Thyme; 5, Colarhouse Lady; 6, Another Choice.GREYHOUND RACING: TONIGHT’S LIFFORD CARD was last modified: August 16th, 2014 by johngerardShare 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:greyhoundLiffordRacing
Gaeil Fhánada Club Notes: Hardy U13s to battle against St. Mary’s Convoy to bring home some silverware this Friday.Lotto ResultsNos drawn: 02, 04, 08, 15, 16. Bonus No.: 16€100 winner Frances McClure, Kerrykeel.€50 winner Patrick Heraghty, Ballymagowan .Next week’s jackpot €750. If you’re not in you can’t win!Fiona & Bridie on dutyU13s in Division 3 Shield Final actionOur U13s play St Mary’s Convoy in Convoy this Friday 14th October @ 7p.m.Our hardy U13 team head east on Friday October 14th to take on Convoy in the Northern Division 3 Shield final. This will be most of our team’s first experience of playing under lights and no better way to top it off by bringing home some silverware. We’d ask all parents and club members to come out and support this young bunch of players. Ádh mór buachaillí! Seniors and ReservesNext Saturday 15th October 2016 at home in Tria Locha.Two backlog League fixtures….Our Reserves play Downings at 3.30p.m.Our Seniors play Naomh Bríd at 5 p.m.Best of luck boys!Intermediate Reserve Semi FinalGaeil Fhánada 1:11 v Baile Na nGallóglach 1:10Very closely contested game was had on a glorious day in Downings last Saturday afternoon with Gaeil Fhánada winning by a point to go through to the Final, date and venue TBC. Well done boys.Division 3 LeagueGaeil Fhánada 0:12 v 0:11 Letterkenny Gaeils.Well done to all involved, great result!U13 GirlsSuper proud of those girls. They played their wee hearts out and never gave up. Could not ask for anymore from them. Well done girls, here’s to next season! Check our Facebook page for further updates and match reports!GAA: Gaeil Fhánada U13s set to battle St Mary’s Convoy was last modified: October 12th, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:CLUB NOTESfanad gaelsGAA: Gaeil Fhánada GAA NotesNorthern Division 3 Shield
SANTA CLARA — You know those styrofoam noodles used in pools or at the lake? The 49ers have swatted quarterbacks with them in some practice warmups this season.You know how defensive players force fumbles? It may be a lost art to some but 49ers defender are trying more and more to rip the ball in practice from offensive players hands, “to the point they hurt guys’ fingers,” coach Kyle Shanahan said.Those examples, however, haven’t helped the NFL’s most turnover-prone team.“We could have …
1Jun-Yuan Chen et al., “Phosphatized Polar Lobe-Forming Embryos from the Precambrian of Southwest China,” Science 312, 16 June 2006: 1644-1646.2Katherine Unger, “Fossil Embryos Hint at Early Start for Complex Development,” Science 312, 16 June 2006: 1587.The Schopf talk was egregious for claiming Darwin has been vindicated. For one thing, he gave no clue how microbes exploded into a plethora of complex body plans in the Cambrian. For another, he guaranteed he cannot see evidence against evolution! One of his criteria was, “Does it fit with evolution?” This means that no matter what is found, if it doesn’t fit with evolution, it must be mistaken. Darwin in, Darwin out. Bilaterian embryos are too little, too late. These are just drops in the bucket, in a bucket too large for Darwin to fill. Read the Paper View article from 04/23/2006 for a detailed account of the problem.(Visited 14 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Two recent presentations, one in person and one in print, tried to fill in the gap of fossils that led to the explosion of diversity in the Cambrian, known as the Cambrian Explosion (see 04/23/2006 entry).Darwin’s Dilemma Solved? Dr. J. William Schopf (UCLA), renowned discoverer of Precambrian microfossils, triumphantly announced the solution to “Darwin’s Dilemma” at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in a slide presentation to scientists 06/14/2006. He showed examples of cyanobacteria, stromatolites (see 03/22/2006) and carbon isotope anomalies. All these, however, showed evidence for microbes, not the complex body plans that burst on the scene in the Cambrian. Moreover, he showed fossil cyanobacteria dated as 3.5 billion and 1.5 billion years old alongside modern species that looked identical; he even speculated that their biochemistry was probably the same.Bilateral Split: Fossil embryos with “polar lobes” characteristic of bilaterians (animals with two-sided symmetry) were reported in Science this week from Precambrian deposits in China.1 Though simple microscopic bundles of 3-5 cells, the authors claim, “these fossils imply that lobe formation is an ancient evolutionary device, and that the general strategy of precocious blastomere specification still used in most bilaterian groups was extant at least 40 million years before the Cambrian.” Katherine Unger wrote in the same issue2 that “Some scientists are reluctant to give the fossils their unequivocal endorsement.” No adult forms were found; some speculate they could represent an extinct lineage of early bilaterians.
Luke Taylor from Cape Town, a grade ninepupil, has beat more than 7 500 entrantsfrom over 90 countries to be chosen asone of the 15 finalists for the GoogleScience Fair competition.(Image: TechCentral) Taylor envisions his creation, Tribot, couldbe of great assistance to those strugglingwith existing graphic- and text-basedprogramming languages.(Image: Google)MEDIA CONTACTS• Shannon FallickConsultant: AfricaPractice+27 11 022 6564 or +27 83 721 4978RELATED ARTICLES• Google nurtures talent in South Africa• Google’s SMS internet for Uganda• Google SA seeks top pupil doodler• Mandela archive to go onlineRay MaotaSouth African grade nine pupil Luke Taylor has made it into the finals of the 2011 Google Science Fair competition, beating more than 7 500 entrants from over 90 countries with a computer program that enables a robot to act on instructions given in English.Taylor attends the German International School in Cape Town and is a self-described “robotics junkie”.Although he recently turned 15, he entered the competition before his birthday and is competing in the age 13 to 14 category with four other finalists.The winners will be announced at a ceremony at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, on 11 July 2011.The grand prize is a US$50 000 (R339 000) university scholarship and a trip to the Galapagos Islands, 1 000km off Ecuador’s mainland.If Taylor wins his category, he will take home, among other prizes, a $25 000 (R169 000) scholarship and a personalised Lego colour mosaic set.There are also categories for ages 15 to 16 and ages 17 to 18 – both of which have five finalists.Taylor, who found out he was in the finals on his recent birthday, said: “It was great. I was sitting in my bedroom, refreshing the Google blog, when my name popped up. I flipped out, fell back on my chair and then ran around the house.”He said he hoped his programme could be used to help bed-ridden people so they could give instructions like: “Robot, go fetch a cup of juice.”Keeping cool“Programming robots can be slow and challenging. In trying to assist a beginner with the NXT Mindstorms set (a programmable robotics kit released by Lego), I asked myself whether it would not be possible to design an application that could translate English instructions directly into compilable code that the robot could execute,” said Taylor of his competition entry.“If successful, it should be of great assistance to those struggling with existing graphic- and text-based programming languages.”Taylor’s entry, named Tribot, uses an application developed by him called “Simple”, which analyses and translates English sentences into the programming language of C-code.Taylor has never had any formal training in software development or robotics coding and is currently working on modifications to improve his design.“I am feeling the pressure, of course, but I’m doing my best and trying to keep it cool. I am allowed to modify the project and I am working on voice recognition,” he said.Stiff competitionTaylor’s is facing stiff competition in his category from his four rivals: Michelle Guo, Anand Srinivasan, Lauren Hodge and Daniel Arnold – all from the US.Guo’s project is an attempt to find ways to curb Alzheimer’s disease, which is the fifth-leading cause of death in people aged 65 and older. He has found that cinnamon and herbal sensitisers could have a positive impact on those suffering from the disease.Srinivasan’s project looks into ways that could make prosthetics more manoeuvrable – like a person’s original limb – with the use of electroencephalography.Hodge is experimenting with ways to decrease cariogens in chicken meat, while Arnold’s innovation involving the testing of railway switches could help eliminate train accidents.
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Paris, Nov 16, (AFP) Paris Saint-Germain announced they had found “no proven case of discrimination” after an internal inquiry into accusations that players were subject to racial profiling by club recruiters.The in-house investigation was launched in response to revelations last week by French investigative website Mediapart that club talent scouts operated a system of racial profiling for years.The French champions released the findings of their probe after talks with French Sports Minister Roxana Maracineanu on Thursday.Mediapart, citing the latest series of Football Leaks documents, said that between 2013 and this year, PSG’s scouting department filled in recruitment forms on potential youth signings that included a section on ethnicity.The section offered four options: French, West Indian, North African, African.Documenting information on racial or ethnic origins is illegal in France.Thursday’s statement from PSG said the investigation “confirmed the introduction of forms with a section on ethnicity between 2013-2017.”These forms were the personal initiative of the head of the Province (scouting) department.”The statement concluded: “Despite their existence, there was no process of discrimination at the level of scouting, evaluating or recruiting of young players.” (AFP) APAAPA