SMB muscles past NLEX

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAfter some kicking, roughhousing, an alleged racial slur and a lot of things that were truly uncalled for, San Miguel Beer on Friday night did what it was supposed to in the endgame and showed—that despite all the distractions—its focus is fixed on a fourth straight PBA Philippine Cup title.“Our team just refused to lose,” coach Leo Austria said after a really physical 109-98 victory over NLEX that kept the Beermen the only unbeaten team in the season-opening conference at Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay. “What prevailed tonight was the experience of our players.”ADVERTISEMENT There were some instances when play became dirty—or bordered on it—and second motions were made with the intent to hurt, but the Beermen played through all of that to rally from a nine-point first half deficit and win with plenty to spare.Arwind Santos scored 26 points and had 13 rebounds and June Mar Fajardo finished with 25 and 16 in a double-edged attack that the Road Warriors had no answer to.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 folkSan Miguel rose to 4-0 and dealt the Road Warriors a third straight loss in a 2-3 card.The game was tainted with the ejection of San Miguel’s Chris Ross with 1:46 left and outcome all but decided, as he got into an altercation with NLEX coach Yeng Guiao that resulted in a second technical foul. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Racraquin rolls SBC to 4th victory Austria later said that, according to Ross, his point guard flipped his top after Guiao called him the “N” word.“That’s the word they don’t want to hear, and I can’t blame him,” Austria said.Kiefer Ravena, the NLEX super rookie, felt the brunt of the San Miguel defense, with Von Pessumal flooring him with a cheap shot at one point.Settling into a groove even without its biggest star, GlobalPort dealt Blackwater a 101-76 beating in the earlier game to join a bevy of teams crammed in the middle of the pack.It was the second straight victory for the Batang Pier, who rose to 2-2, managing to claim the scalp of another formidable enemy even with Terrence Romeo still absent.ADVERTISEMENT GlobalPort sent the Elite to their second straight loss in a 2-3 card.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track View commentslast_img read more

While Ronaldo remains scoreless, Napoli impresses again

first_imgReina and midfielder Jorginho — who followed Sarri to Chelsea — were the only significant departures for Napoli during the offseason, keeping together a unit that produced consistently spectacular football last season.“You can tell that we trust each other and have been together for many years,” defender Kalidou Koulibaly said. “We know that we can turn situations around, but at the same time we shouldn’t get ourselves in those positions in the first place.”DISAPPEARING ACTGennaro Gattuso was outcoached by Ancelotti, his former manager when he was a Milan player.“The biggest regret is that after (Napoli’s) goal for 2-1, we simply disappeared from the game,” Gattuso said. “I take full responsibility, because if the team is afraid, then that is the fault of the coach. We just switched off after the first mistake and that also happened many times last season.”Milan also showed an inability to set up prized acquisition Gonzalo Higuain with scoring chances.SCORELESS RONALDOWhile much has been made of Ronaldo’s inability to score in Juventus’ opening two matches, it’s worth remembering that he also didn’t score in Real Madrid’s opening three Spanish league matches last season — even though he did score in other competitions for Madrid during that spell.While Juventus players were given a day off following a 2-0 win over Lazio, Ronaldo was back at work. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner tweeted a picture of himself stretching in the gym on Sunday morning.DIGITAL DELAY Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Dazn, the online platform that has exclusive rights to three Serie A matches in Italy each round, is having trouble meeting the overwhelming demand for its services.Local media report that subscribers paying 9.99 euros per month have been hit with blurry pictures and delays.Dazn holds domestic rights to the coveted Saturday night matches, such as Napoli-AC Milan this past weekend.SERIE B BYE WEEKSSerie B began this weekend with 19 teams as opposed to the usual 22 due to the bankruptcies of Avellino, Bari and Cesena.As a result, one club will rest each round.The status of the second division prompted Italian Olympic Committee head Giovanni Malago to push this week for reducing Serie A from 20 to 16 clubs.“It seems to be that almost all football sporting directors in recent years have agreed reform of the leagues is the mother of all battles,” Malago said.“It’s not up to me to say whether we start from Serie A, Serie B or the minor leagues, but clearly the system cannot handle the number of teams that we got accustomed to. There are clubs that cannot sustain the costs of operating and it has a knock-on effect for the rest of the system.” “Ancelotti told us that this year every player will be used when he’s in good shape,” said Zielinski, who scored a brace against Milan. “I’m happy to have given my contribution so far.”Zielinski’s first goal against Milan was scored with his right foot and his second with his left.“Many people tell me I ought to shoot more with either foot and I will try to do that this season,” Zielinski said. “When I was a kid, I was right-footed, but my father made me use the left more to get it up to speed.”Napoli goalkeeper David Ospina was partly responsible for both of Milan’s goals, meaning Ancelotti may promote Orestis Karnezis for next weekend’s match at Sampdoria.Napoli signed goalkeeper Alex Meret from Udinese in July for a reported fee of 25 million euros (now $29 million) to replace the departed Pepe Reina but Meret remains out with an injured arm.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Asian Games: Philippines falls to South Korea anew, out of basketball medal race Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The southern club has come from behind to win both of its opening two matches, against quality opponents in Lazio and AC Milan.Carlo Ancelotti showed off his veteran coaching credentials with a change in tactics for the second half of a 3-2 win over Milan on Saturday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Dries Mertens was put on for midfielder Marek Hamsik as a fourth forward and scored the winner to cap a comeback from two goals down.Ancelotti also promoted Piotr Zielinski to a full starter role after the Poland midfielder was kept as a first-choice reserve all of last season under former coach Maurizio Sarri, who left for Chelsea. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal View comments Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during the Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Lazio at the Allianz Stadium in Turin, Italy, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. (Alessandro Di Marco/ANSA via AP)ROME — While Cristiano Ronaldo is still figuring out how to score past Italian league defenders, Napoli is picking up right where it left off from last season.Only two rounds of Serie A are completed but Napoli is again shaping up as Juventus’ top challenger.ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs MOST READlast_img read more

Cricket a key factor in promoting social cohesion – Dr Hinds

first_imgWith much emphasis being place on the building of social cohesion among the multicultural and multiethnic Guyanese populace, Political Commentator, Dr David Hinds believes cricket can single-handedly unite the people of this diverse country as it once did in the past.He was at the time speaking in a panel discussion during the taping of ‘The Factor’ programme aired on Television Guyana (TVG). The topic was based on how culture can impact social cohesion among Guyanese.During the discussions with former Culture, Youth and Sport Minister, Dr Frank Anthony and Leader for ROAR, Ravi Dev, Dr Hinds pointed out that as a young boy growing up in an African-Guyanese community, cricketers such as Rohan Kanhai and Shivnarine Chanderpaul – both of whom are East Indian – were not seen as East Indians symbols but as a symbol of hope for Guyanese.He reasoned that these single moments, when looked back on, are what governments should harness to truly achieve social cohesion.“As a policymaker, I would put so much resources into developing cricket because it is one of the few areas that we can have social cohesion inside of Guyana and… across the Caribbean,” the Alliance For Change (AFC) Executive Member posited.Dr Hinds was at the time commenting on the fact that in all its years of independence, Guyana is yet to view outside of itself and as part of the West Indian culture. This, he said, is where Guyana most relates to and finds a uniqueness about its culture.It was in light of this that he believes cricket is that key factor to promote social cohesion in Guyana. He stated that when Kanhai and Chanderpaul were playing cricket, they were expressing a ‘West Indianess’ – something which has proven to bind not only Guyanese but Caribbean people.“One of the things about our independence is that we are yet to define in a really serious way who we are as a Guyanese and as a West Indian people. I keep saying West Indian because part of it is that we exist not only as Guyana,” he remarked.Moreover, the political commentator is of the view that investments in activities such as cricket augur well for the Guyanese society, especially since society is plagued with crime and drifting from its young people.“I can tell you that if we can engage (young people’s) energies – their creative energies – in a very serious way, that becomes a big deterrence to young people going adrift.So I think, we are badly in need of a cultural policy because our economics will go nowhere, our politics will go nowhere until people’s humanity are expressed,” he stated.According to Dr Hinds, in order to draft such a policy, there needs to be widespread consultation. He said a cultural commission of some sort needs to be established with cultural ambassadors, and not necessarily politicians, who will go into communities and engage the people about what they would like to see in a national cultural policy and how they would like to see it constructed.last_img read more

Jakubowski medals in her first race

first_imgHer third place finish comes at a time of 13:03.40, only 2.53 seconds behind second place.Jakubowski still has three events left to compete in, the 200 metre, 400 metre and 800 metre Snowshoe races.For a look at her, or any other competitor’s results, please visit the Games’ official website.- Advertisement –last_img

Arsenal landing Welbeck is a huge coup, claims Wilshere

first_img1 Arsenal and England team-mates Danny Welbeck and Jack Wilshere England midfielder Jack Wilshere says Arsenal have pulled off a coup by landing Danny Welbeck from Premier League rivals Manchester United.The Three Lions striker switched clubs last week for £16m and impressed when he came on as a late substitute in the drab 1-0 win over Norway on Wednesday.Olivier Giroud has been ruled out until January with an ankle injury and Webeck has been brought in as cover for the short-term and to lead the line for the Gunners in the future.“Danny has got great enthusiasm,” Wilshere said. “He is a willing runner and tracks back.“He’s fantastic on the ball and great athlete. He’s a great addition for Arsenal and I hope he’s great for England as well.”last_img read more


first_imgCouncil staff help Lord Mayor Frank McBrearty launch the new winter weather websiteDonegal County Council is ready for winter it announced as it launched its new winter weather website www.donegalcocowinterweather.ieA council spokesman revealed they now have 7,500 tonnes of salt locked away at locations across the county for the council’s fleet of 21 gritters and snowploughs which will be manned by up to 80 staff.Launching the ambitious new website, executive engineer Brian Burke said it was the first step to keeping the public informed of weather patterns and how to cope with them. However he stressed the responsibility of interacting with the weather including driving was ultimately with the public.At the launch of the winter weather programme for Donegal County Council“This is a major step forward in helping the public to interact with Donegal County Council when it comes to weather issue.“Donegal is a diverse county and this website will hopefully keep all sections of the public up to date with how the council is reacting to changing weather patterns,” he said.As well as full information on road and driving conditions, locations and availability of salt and grit, the council has gone completely interactive. Live cameras have also been set up at weather stations in Killygordon, Bundoran, Gaoth Dobhair, An Grianan and Lough Mourne (the Gap).“We have also linked into live camera station on the Glenshane Pass and the Foyle Bridge for people using those routes travelling to Belfast or to airports in Northern Ireland as many do,” said Brian Burke.Lord Mayor Frank McBrearty welcomed the new website and said it was a major step forward for the council in keeping up with the trends of social media.The council also hopes to continue using the website outside of the winters months to highlight flooding, roadworks and other areas which may obstruct the public.“It is very early days and the one thing we want form the public is feedback. If they feel we can add something, then we will listen. “The website is for the public’s use and the more feedback we get, then the greater tool it can become,” added Mr Burke.John McLaughlin, Diretor of Roads and Transportation with DCC welcomed the new website also.“It provides important information for al road users and local and national media outlets and I would encourage people to follow us on @roadsDCC or @donegalcouncil or on the council’s Facebook page,” he said.COUNCIL SAYS IT IS READY FOR WINTER AS WEATHER WEBSITE IS LAUNCHED was last modified: November 30th, 2012 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:camerasengineer Brian BurkegrittersLord Mayor Frank McBreartywinter weather websitelast_img read more


first_imgLetterkenny showjumper Shannon Ramsey was crowned Ulster Region League 1.10m Champion this weekend in Cavan. Shannon was up against some of the top showjumpers in Ireland and internationally, but they were no match for the 17-year-old. She was riding her gelding Bracken, show name Brown Bollybawn King.Shannon is no stranger to Ulster shows, coming first place four times before. She was placed in five other shows. Bracken is a 17hn sport horse. His dam is a National Hunt mare. His sire, Flagmount King, was an Irish Draught.Shannon is beginning her Leaving Certificate year at Errigal College Letterkenny. She is the daughter of Joe and Jean Ramsey.Shannon is committing to her studies this year, so Bracken is now for sale. Anybody interested can contact Joe Ramsey at 0863495387.SHOWJUMPER SHANNON IS ULSTER REGION LEAGUE 1.10m CHAMPION was last modified: September 5th, 2013 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:shannon ramseyShowjumpinglast_img read more


first_imgHeavy rains have also lashed West Donegal with a number of shops and businesses being badly-hit.Gallagher’s supermarket in Derrybeg was forced to close for a period shortly after 3pm when water came flooding in.Largo Foods on the Gaoth Dobhair Business Park was also left with water coming in. One local said “It’s the worst rain I have seen for a long time. I know Letterkenny got it last week and we all know what happened to the hospital.“We’re just hoping that that’s the end of it and it doesn’t come back.”   TORRENTIAL RAIN HITS SHOPS AND BUSINESSES IN WEST DONEGAL was last modified: August 1st, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Bamford needs to focus on Boro – Jose

first_imgChelsea manager Jose Mourinho says Patrick Bamford will not be in his thoughts until the end of his season-long loan at Middlesbrough.The 21-year-old striker has scored 17 goals in 31 Championship starts this season, helping Boro climb to the top of the table following Friday’s win over Norwich City.Bamford, who scored eight goals in 14 starts for Derby County last term, has been tipped to return to Stamford Bridge in the summer and become part of the squad.But Mourinho said: “He has a chance to be promoted with Middlesbrough.“That’s why he is there, to develop himself and to help Middlesbrough. This is the only thing that matters.“We think these last three matches and the possibility of an extra two or three in the play-offs are very important for his development.”See also:Costa could be available for Arsenal clashOscar is not for sale, Mourinho insistsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Planet Formation: Just Add Water?

first_imgThe Spitzer Space Telescope found evidence of water in a dust disk around a star.  Does this mean we understand how the earth, with all its water, formed?    Using the Spitzer infrared instrumentation, John Carr (Naval Research Laboratory) and Joan Najita (National Optical Astronomy Observatory) found spectra of organic molecules and water in the planet-forming region of star AA Tauri.  Reporting in Science,1 they said this extends the water-bearing region out to 3 AU (astronomical units), previously observed only one-tenth that range (0.3 AU).  Earth, by definition, is 1 AU from our sun.  The presence of water is important not only for oceans but for the oxidizing state of the gas and minerals that might make up a rocky planet.    Commenting on this paper in the same issue of Science,2 Fred Ciesla of the Carnegie Institution of Washington was excited.  His excitement centered not so much on finding answers as much as sorting out possibilities.  Chondrites (meteoritic material) support a wide range of isotopic ratios.  This means they are not much help defining the conditions in planet-forming regions.  “Although agreements of this type between the models and the chondrites hint that we are beginning to understand how our solar system formed, they are far from definitive,” he said.  “Alternate models have been proposed and have equal success in explaining the properties of chondritic materials.”    The debate remains unsettled, even though it is important: “Identifying which of these models is correct is critical to furthering our understanding of how planetary systems form because it has implications on other issues, ranging from the origin of cometary grains to the manner by which giant planets form.”    So does the news about water at AA Tauri settle the question?  Not exactly.  Dust disks around other stars show a wide range of available water vapor, from wet to dry: “Interestingly, water appears to be depleted in SVS 13 relative to what is predicted in stagnant disk models,” he said.    Does the degree of observed variation confuse models of planetary evolution or constrain them?  It depends on one’s optimism, imagination, and creativity:To date, these observations do not distinguish which of the models developed for our solar nebula is correct but rather lend support to recent models for the dynamic evolution of water and other volatiles in protoplanetary disks.  However, as the techniques used by Carr et al. are applied to other disks, correlations between their chemical compositions and their physical properties can be identified.  Models for water evolution predict that the enhancement of water in inner disks should be followed by periods of depletions, so systematic variations with age are expected.  Also, larger disks would provide more water ice to drift inward and thus would produce greater enhancements in the inner disk.  Searching for such correlations will thus allow us to test models developed for our own solar nebula and determine whether it evolved in a similar way as other disks in our galaxy or if, instead, our planetary system is the result of one or multiple unique circumstances.  Right now, these new results, combined with the discovery of high temperature grains in comets and in the outer regions of protoplanetary disks, suggest that the manner by which our solar system formed may have been the rule.The presence of high-temperature grains in comets, he didn’t mention, was a complete surprise (01/25/2008, bullet 1, and 12/27/2007).1.  John S. Carr and John R. Najita, “Organic Molecules and Water in the Planet Formation Region of Young Circumstellar Disks,” Science, 14 March 2008: Vol. 319. no. 5869, pp. 1504-1506, DOI: 10.1126/science.1153807.2.  Fred Ciesla, “Planetary Science: Observing Our Origins,” Science, 4 March 2008: Vol. 319. no. 5869, pp. 1488-1489, DOI: 10.1126/science.1155858.May, might, would, could, should – perhaps water content goes up and down; maybe planets form by core accretion and then again, maybe they don’t; maybe earth formed by one (or more) unique circumstances or maybe planet formation is common, maybe there is a rule here and maybe not – but we are getting warmer!  “Observing our origins,” Ciesla calls this.  Any number of models can be “developed” that fit the same observations or any new ones that come along.  There are enough holes in this line of reasoning to drive a starship freight transport fleet through.  Ciesla has a case of ingrown eyeballs.  The only thing he is observing is his imagination, projected on the back of his skull.(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more