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Keep on shooting: James Yap regains touch in Rain or Shine win

first_img“I just kept working hard. I never got discouraged despite how bad my last three games were,” said Yap in Filipino.“Of course, we thought if we lose we’ll be closer to the bottom of the standings and coach reminded us that we need to win for us to at least be in the middle of the pack.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe star swingman shot a combined 4-of-26 from the field in his first three games, averaging just 3.3 points during the stretch.But his bad days are over after exploding for 20 points on 8-of-10 shooting from the field, including 4-of-5 from deep in 20 minutes. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I think everybody expects James to play well but he’s just human,” said ROS coach Caloy Garcia. “But what we want from James is to basically play his best. Whether he’s in a slump, we still want him taking shots.”Yap, who turns 36 next month, hopes his efficient outing is the start of a string of good shooting games.“I hope we can carry this performance over into our next game.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense 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 NCAA volleyball: Perpetual claims solo 3rd, keeps EAC winless Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson MOST READ View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJames Yap may have been in a shooting slump in his first three games of the season, but it never affected his confidence heading into Rain or Shine’s game against Phoenix on Wednesday.Yap kept shooting and finally regained his touch to help the Elasto Painters cruise to a 120-99 win over the Fuel Masters and avoid his team from slipping further into the standings.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finalslast_img read more

Magic beat Jazz to sweep 2 games in Mexico

first_imgAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Orlando won despite 22 turnovers, 15 in the first half, and is in second place in the Southeast Division behind the Charlotte Hornets.Donovan Mitchell scored 24 points and Derrick Favors added 21 for the struggling Jazz (14-15), who lost for the third time in their last four games.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 ChrissThe game was the NBA’s 28th played in Mexico. Only the United States and Canada have hosted more.Nine of the last 26 games in Mexico have been regular-season contests. Paul George scores 33 to help Thunder top Clippers Orlando Magic’s Evan Fournier, center, controls a ball as Utah Jazz’s Donovan Mitchell tries to steal in a regular-season NBA basketball game in Mexico City, Saturday Dec. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Claudio Cruz)MEXICO CITY — Evan Fournier scored 24 points, Terrence Ross came off the bench to add 10 of his 19 in the fourth quarter, and the Orlando Magic rallied from an 11-point deficit to beat the Utah Jazz 96-89 on Saturday and sweep their two-game homestand in Mexico City.Ross shot 8 of 9 from the field and Nikola Vucevic added 15 points and a season-high 19 rebounds for the Magic (13-15), who beat the Chicago Bulls 97-91 on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jazz: The matchup was the third game Utah has played in the NBA’s Global Games during the regular season, previously playing the Phoenix Suns twice in Tokyo to open the 1990-91 season.Magic: The game was the third for Orlando playing in Mexico, following games against Charlotte in 2012 and the two this week. … Orlando has made at least one 3-pointer in 931 consecutive games, dating to March 17, 2007. It stands as the fifth-longest active streak in the NBA. . Ross scored in double figures for the 22nd time this season.UP NEXTJazz: Will play at Houston on Monday.Magic: Will host San Antonio on Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college The first-half was lackadaisical as both teams struggled. Orlando committed 11 turnovers in the first quarter but trailed only 35-33 at halftime because the Jazz shot 29 percent from the field.Fournier led all scorers after two quarters with 14 points, 10 of those through a first quarter that finished tied 14-14.In the third, the Jazz pull ahead 46-36 with a three-point play from Favors, but the Magic rallied and took a 51-50 lead with a 3-pointer from Aaron Gordon with 2:20 left to play in a period that finished 56-53 for the Jazz after a 3-pointer from Jae Crowder.Ross scored seven straight points in the fourth as the Magic surged ahead.TIP-INSADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View commentslast_img read more

Team Tardi posts 2-1 record in most recent games at Junior Provincials

first_imgNEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. – Team Tardi won last night against Team Anderson with a final score of 9-3. They also played this morning but didn’t have a winning game losing 7-5 to Team Kiss.They beat team Anderson in 9 ends and lost to Team Kiss in 10 ends.The Team once again played this afternoon against Team Sato. They ended up winning that game 8-4 in 9 ends of play.- Advertisement -To view the full bracket, visit: http://bot.curlbc.ca//web/comp?compid=608#Teamslast_img

Manufacturing sector slowing down

first_imgConcerned about turbulence in credit markets and a plummeting housing market, the Federal Reserve on Sept. 18 cut key interest rates for the first time in four years, starting with an aggressive half-point move. Investors have since been monitoring economic indicators such as the ISM’s manufacturing report for clues whether the Fed will cut rates further when it meets Oct. 30-31. Thomas J. Duesterberg, president and chief executive officer of the Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI, which is based in Arlington, Va., said the positives in the manufacturing sector so far outweigh the negatives. “Within manufacturing, the positives are aerospace, exports of things like electrical equipment and machinery, chemicals in general and for export,” he said. “On the negative side, autos are sluggish domestically, construction materials for the residential market are pretty weak, things like appliances and furniture are somewhat weak.” Still, he expects that the Fed will cut rates an additional quarter of a point later this month, if only to prevent weakness in housing from damaging the broader economy. NEW YORK – The nation’s manufacturing sector expanded at a slower-than-expected rate in September, suggesting that there’s room for the Federal Reserve to consider another rate cut later this month. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group based in Tempe, Ariz., said Monday that its manufacturing index registered 52.0 in September, down from 52.9 in August. It was the lowest reading since the gauge was at 50.9 last March. Analysts had expected a reading of at least 52.5. A reading of 50 or more indicates expansion, while below 50 indicates contraction. “I think what they’re thinking these days is that the U.S. economy is fragile … and that it wouldn’t take much to throw us into recession,” he said. Gary R. Thayer, chief economist with A.G. Edwards & Sons Inc. in St. Louis, also predicts that the Fed will lower rates further. “I think the Fed is trying to be pre-emptive here and prevent the problems in housing from spreading,” he said, adding: “I still think they have more work to do.” Norbert J. Ore, chairman of the institute’s survey committee, said in a statement that the manufacturing sector “is apparently in excellent shape with regard to inventories.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

EIRCOM SAYS ‘SORRY’ AFTER CUTTING OFF INISHOWEN TOWN FOR TWO DAYS

first_imgEIRCOM engineers will return to north Inishowen on Wednesday to replace fibre optic cables cut during road works – which cut off thousands of homes and business for two days.A temporary fix of the issue was carried out yesterday, with further work today.Worst hit were shops and offices in Carndonagh where everything from bank machines to lotto tills were hit by the black-out. Eircom put in place a temporary fix to the issue and is now replacing the cable.“We’re sorry for the disruption which was caused by a third party,” said a spokesman. EIRCOM SAYS ‘SORRY’ AFTER CUTTING OFF INISHOWEN TOWN FOR TWO DAYS was last modified: February 19th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:CarndonaghEIRCOM SAYS ‘SORRY’ AFTER CUTTING OFF INISHOWEN TOWN FOR TWO DAYSlast_img read more

Sox, Astros both are due for a win

first_img Why aren’t the White Sox faithful a bunch of tormented crybabies like the Boston Red Sox fans when they’ve had to wait longer for a world title? Nice observation, Affleck. The Red Sox ended an 86-year drought last season, but the White Sox have waited 88 years now — since 1917, just before Julio Franco’s rookie season. If you were really observant, you’d note that umpire Doug Eddings, whose call helped the White Sox start their four-game win streak against the Angels, wears No. 88. Of course, the crosstown Cubs haven’t won a Series title since 1908, and are still blaming Steve Bartman and an old billy goat for their woes, but we digress. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Is it in the cards for another wild-card to win it all? Pay attention to recent history. The ‘Stros will try to become the fourth consecutive wild-card winner to capture the title, following the Angels (’02), Florida Marlins (’03) and Boston Red Sox (’04). It’s one of those kooky trends we don’t even pretend to understand, like why they keep making “Survivor.” Is this really the last time we’ll see Roger Clemens pitch in the World Series? A definite maybe. But then we thought he was walking off the field for the last time a couple years back in Miami when he was with the Yankees. Listen, the guy’s 43 — as old as the Astros’ franchise — but led the majors with a 1.87 ERA. In seven World Series starts, he’s 3-0 with a 1.90 ERA. He hangs around any longer, he’ll be pitching against his son. Which of the White Sox players is ripe for taking a bribe to throw the series? What are you trying to do, open up another “Black Sox Scandal?” We all learned that valuable lesson from watching “Eight Men Out,” and it wasn’t just that D.B. Sweeney couldn’t pull off Shoeless Joe Jackson as well as Charlie Sheen played Hap Flesch. Never, ever, ever associate with gamblers (right, Mr. Rose?) because that black mark from 1919 hasn’t gone away from the Southside of Chicago. Is it just a rumor, or do the White Sox actually have a bullpen? What in the name of Bobby Thigpen do you think? Take Bobby Jenks, the former Angels property who came up at midseason. He’s the closer now, pushing aside Dustin Hermanson. Team GM Ken Williams compares Jenks’ impact to when the Angels called up Frankie Rodriguez before the 2002 World Series run. And look out for Orlando Hernandez, aka El Duque, who won nine games as the No. 5 starter and came up big in the ALDS against the Red Sox. Who are the key celebrity fans supporting each team, as if it really matters? We’ve seen enough of former President Bush and his wife Barbara in prime seats during Astros games. But to the White Sox, star power doesn’t matter. Team owner Jerry Reinsdorf turned down a ticket request from John Cusack, who was a big Cubs supporter during their playoff run two years ago. “I think we’ve been successful in branding this team a certain way and maybe that Hollywood, sunglasses, jet set isn’t really the look that the White Sox are all about,” Reinsdorf has said. Which ump will mess up the big call? Angel Hernandez. Guaranteed. Even though this is his second Series assignment, Hernandez is notorious for making himself the focal point of a game. Go to any baseball blog site and look at how many times he’s irked fans by running managers or players for no reason. Hernandez may be no Angels, but Joe West, named to be the crew chief, also has made it into the top five of a recent Sports Illustrated player polls naming the worst umpires in the game. Hernandez starts the series on the right-field line, so he won’t work his way around to the plate until later. But West is behind the plate tonight and could set the tone. You’ve been warned. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img The chic pick may be Chicago, but who’s to say Houston can’t do it? Either way, there’s no reason to question why tuning into the 102nd World Series should be worth watching, starting with tonight’s Game 1. Still, we’re here to provide answers to your inquisitive nature. last_img read more

Corsairs comeback falls short in loss to Reedley Tigers

first_imgEureka >> If they didn’t have bad luck, they wouldn’t have any luck at all.In the first half, it seemed as though the College of the Redwoods football team couldn’t catch a break in a 40-20 loss to the Reedley College on Saturday at College of the Redwoods.Though they benefitted from a Tigers team that committed approximately 100 yards in penalties in the first half alone, two Corsairs drives ended with fumbles inside the Reedley 10-yard line and another march into Tigers territory concluded …last_img read more

A’s coaches up for managerial positions remain in Oakland, team announces

first_img What A’s … The A’s announced their coaching staff for the 2020 season.Mark Kotsay and Ryan Christenson, who both reportedly were up for some of the many managerial positions in the MLB, will return to their posts as quality control coach and bench coach, respectively.Kotsay interviewed for the open managerial position in San Francisco, a candidate to take over for Bruce Bochy. Christenson reportedly interviewed for the open managerial position in Pittsburgh.Related Articleslast_img read more

Better Life Origin Through Chemistry

first_imgJeffrey Bada went digging through Stanley Miller’s old 1958 spark-discharge vials and found more amino acids.  When Miller added rotten-egg gas (hydrogen sulfide, H2S) to the mix, more amino acids were produced: “A total of 23 amino acids and 4 amines, including 7 organosulfur compounds, were detected in these samples,” his team reported in PNAS.1  Apparently Miller never reported the results of that experiment.2  Some of the amino acids found occur in life; others do not.  They comprised a 50-50 mixture of left-handed and right-handed forms.    What’s the upshot of this?  “The simulated primordial conditions used by Miller may serve as a model for early volcanic plume chemistry and provide insight to the possible roles such plumes may have played in abiotic organic synthesis,” the paper said.  Maybe a volcano erupted under Darwin’s warm little pond.  Maybe that is how it got warm.  At least any organisms hadn’t yet evolved noses to have to worry about the awful smell – something Bada had to contend with as he analyzed the samples.  He also believes the experiment shows amino acids could have formed within space rocks.BBC News article, the headline read, “Classic ‘life chemistry’ experiment still excites,” without explaining who, or what, got excited.  Bada said he wants to repeat old Miller experiment with modern equipment. 1.  Parker, Cleaves,… Bada et al, “Primordial synthesis of amines and amino acids in a 1958 Miller H2S-rich spark discharge experiment,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, published online before print March 21, 2011, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1019191108 (open access).2.  Perhaps Miller failed to report the results because the analytical methods he used in the 1950s were not as sensitive as today’s methods which are up to 10 orders of magnitude greater.  On the other hand, Bada reported that yields from the sulfide run were an order of magnitude greater than those from Miller’s earlier spark-discharge apparatus.  Furthermore, Miller could have used such techniques as they improved up till his death in 2007.Go ahead and cook your amino acids by intelligent design.  We’ll give you as many as you want.  In fact, we’ll give you a whole earth packed with amino acids, arranged in sets, all left-handed (to overcome one huge improbability, see book), and assume they are combining and recombining at fantastically rapid rates.  Conditions could not be better for forming a usable protein molecule!  Now read chapters 6 and 7 from our online book.    See also the 05/02/2003 about the “useful lie” made out of the Miller experiment, and Miller’s own attempts with other ingredients in 2002 (10/31/2002) before his death.  If hydrogen sulfide added such powerful magic to the potion, one would think Miller would have concentrated on it more between 1958 and 2002.  He was more honest about the problems with chemical evolution than many others.  They get an F in chemistry for turning his iconic experiment into the building blocks of lie (03/19/2008).(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

SA slams terrorist attacks in Somalia

first_img16 April 2013 The South African government has condemned Sunday’s terrorist attacks in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. Pretoria said the abhorrent acts of terror, which left more than 34 civilians dead and 58 others injured, had no justification. “It is deeply despairing that the attacks occurred just as Somalia is beginning to show clear signs of a return to normalcy following the 22-year long conflict,” International Relations and Cooperation spokesperson Clayson Monyela said on Monday. Monyela said the South African government sent condolences to the government and people of Somalia, as well as to the families of the deceased. He called on “all armed groups, particularly Al-Shabaab, to renounce violence and engage the legitimate government of President Hassan Mohamoud in a constructive manner towards peace and reconciliation, with a view to finding a lasting solution to the conflict”. The first attack on Sunday targeted the newly formed magistrate’s court in Mogadishu. Nine attackers, wearing uniforms and posing as government officials, detonated explosive vests, while others opened gunfire on civilians, leaving 29 dead. A second attack followed shortly thereafter, targeting a Turkish aid convoy that was in Somalia to help the Somali population. This attack killed five people. The bombings came a week after international warnings of imminent attacks by extremist group Al-Shabaab in different parts of Somalia. Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more