Wilmer Paolo Lopez inspired College of St. Benilde to a 1-0 victory over defending champion San Beda in the semifinals of the NCAA Season 93 men’s football tournament Wednesday at Rizal Memorial Stadium.Lopez, who came in as a 30th minute substitute for Peter John Quilo, found the back of the net in the 85th minute that set-up a best-of-three finals against Arellano University.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ The forfeited games saw San Beda drop to no.4 and that set up their semifinals match against Benilde.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:39PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson AJ Mandani relishes playing in PH with family in attendance OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The Blazers will look to win its first title in nine years and third overall.“I told them we can win this if we keep it close up to the last minute and I’m happy that we did,” said Blazers head coach Marlon Maro.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 Beda could’ve gotten a chance for its 22nd league title, making it the winningest school in NCAA history, but has to settle with 21, which is a tie with former member-school La Salle.Dooming the Red Booters’ side were the three forfeited games that Dane Peñaflor played in after it was discovered that the midfielder was ineligible due to academics. LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina
Errol DeSouza, who was charged almost five years ago on two counts of raping a young girl, was on Wednesday unanimously found guilty of the offence for which he was indicted. The jury returned the verdicts after two hours of deliberation at the Sexual Offences Court.Errol DeSouza being escorted by PoliceAccording to the facts on the matter, the first act occurred between January 1 and 31, 2013, when the child was 10 while the second act was listed as May 3, 2014, when the victim was 11.DeSouza’s lawyer Ravindra Mohabir requested a probation report which led to Justice Jo Ann Barlow adjourning the matter to March 7, 2019, for sentencing. Attorneys Lisa Cave, Seeta Bishundial and Lisa Martin prosecuted the case. The matter was said to have occurred at a location in the Essequibo county.
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Others agree with Macpherson, who pointed out that desk-bound reporting is commonplace in an increasingly lean news industry. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A local news Web site’s editor who hired two reporters in India to cover suburban Pasadena said he’s been so overwhelmed by handling reaction to his plan that he had to postpone publication of their first stories. James Macpherson said he hasn’t found the time he hoped to have to train one of his new staffers to cover Monday night’s City Council meeting, which is shown live on the Web. “We’ve been prevented from doing that due to the attention that we’ve received,” Macpherson said Monday. Last week he hired the reporters and wanted to have started posting their stories on pasadenanow.com by now. One based in the Indian financial center of Mumbai will watch the meetings, which often go past midnight, and use the time difference (early morning here is early afternoon in India) to write summaries so readers in the city near Los Angeles can log on Tuesday mornings and find out what happened. Macpherson said he’s working with the reporters on stories he intends to post before next Monday’s meeting. As a Pasadena native, he said, he knows the city and its players and will ensure stories written from afar are fair and accurate. Many newsrooms already are facing job and coverage cuts and Macpherson’s plan struck a nerve when The Associated Press first reported its details Thursday. Since then, Macpherson has spoken with more newspapers, TV and radio stations than he can name and hasn’t had time to do interview requests from as far away as Australia and France. Reaction has fallen into two camps. Many within journalism have pilloried the idea of covering local news from half a world away – or suggested it must be a publicity stunt. As Larry Wilson, editor of the local Pasadena Star-News paper wrote in a column, how could an Indian reporter know whether a council member was joking when he made his remarks?
0Shares0000A tourist policewoman are on patrol in downtown Moscow, with two months to go to the World Cup, the Russian government is thinking creating units in other cities © AFP / Mladen ANTONOVMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Apr 2 – Russia is looking for a few good men and women who can shoot a gun and speak a bit of English.Knowledge of French and Spanish or perhaps even Chinese would also be a plus for joining a new “tourist police” force, launched Monday by Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev. The impending deluge of tourists for the World Cup is a mixed blessing for provincial host cities unused to visitors from abroad.Gleeful restaurant and hotel owners are rubbing their hands in anticipation of a once-in-a-lifetime business boom.But the security services are worried about fans from the 32 rival nations getting along and feeling safe during the June 14-July 15 football finals.This is an especially big problem in a country where basic knowledge of English is still spotty outside Moscow and Vladimir Putin’s native Saint Petersburg.“These units will be comprised of territorial interior ministry officers who know foreign languages,” police spokeswoman Irina Volk said on Monday.“If necessary, the personnel will undergo additional training.”It remains unclear how much of the existing police force across the 11 host cities has foreign language proficiency.Volk said the tourist police would be omnipresent around stadiums and fan zones in all 11 host cities by May 25.Russia’s regular armed police have long had an image problem with the locals.They have a reputation for conducting intimidating spot identity checks on the streets and using heavy handed tactics during peaceful protests.Now Russia is out to build a reputation as a welcoming place to visit despite a new spike in diplomatic tensions with the West.The charm offensive began with the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and continued during last year’s Confederations Cup.Moscow has had a tourist police force patrolling the most popular spots around the Kremlin for the past four years.First-time visitors to Russia had previously been startled to discover almost no English signage on the streets.But the Moscow metro — the bustling lifeline of one of Europe’s biggest cities — introduced English station names for last year’s Confederations Cup.It now intends to identify which ticket vendors speak English with colourful stickers on their booths.The subway system is also putting up directions pointing fans to stadiums and where to go once they get there.Other cities are slowly playing catchup by introducing English announcements on busses and trams.But nearly all street signs still only appear in Russian and there will be no time to change that for the World Cup.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)
Adventurer Jason Black has been left ‘gutted’ as his bid to summit Mt McKinley ended yesterday due to adverse weather conditions set to hit camp. Jason Black has been left absolutely devastated, after his attempt to scale Mt McKinley ended today due to adverse weather conditions.Jason sent the following message to his family. “Update guys, sitting in the Genet Basin at 14.386ft moved up from 11.000ft. nailed it in 5hrs with effects from altitude I felt strong. Boiled melted snow, I’m making freeze dry potato – hot tea and I’m sticking up my tent after hauling 60/70kilos up.Tired is an understatement, last night proved to be the coldest night ever put in a tent.It was pretty grim – I woke at 4pm the interior of the tent was caked in ice. Frozen hair and damp conditions.Sleep was zero as lack of O2 made it too difficult. Jason then updated his blog, during which he announced his brave attempt to summit the perilous mountain was over.“I’m gutted to announce that my summit bid is over, mother nature has struck again, a terrible snow storm with 50/60 mph winds above 14.000ft is forthcoming, with incredible freezing temperatures of -30.“My plan was to summit from 14.000ft doing a 6.000ft over night ascent attack 12.000ft round trip in 24hr i’d projected.However, yesterday I received the dreaded gut wrenching forecast of a second bad snow storm with winds of 50/60 mph Sunday through Friday, and with my flight home booked for Saturday, conscious it takes days to get out of the Alaskan Range, I knew it was over.Hearing the news sitting in my tent my heart sank – my mind now in overdrive, I’m having difficultly breathing, but I’ve experienced this many times before. Today, the 7th planned acclimation rest day, so spent refueling the body and enjoying the incredible views into the Alaskan Range far below.Tonight I await, but slowly the reality hits home – ‘it was mission impossible’, it wasn’t going to happen.I’m totally gutted after everything we’ve been through.Obstacle after obstacle on the original West Rib route getting snowed in Death Valley. Record low temps and avalanches etc. – changing our route to keep the summit dream alive.But this blow to the expedition was unbeatable, I couldn’t sleep all night knowing the morning signaled to turn away from the prize and that i could see just up ahead and nearly touch.Damn you mother i kept saying in my head – Damn you!Tossing turning thinking could i have did it any differently.Honestly – no, it was what it was, gutted is an understatement, early this morning I took my last look at this wonderful mountain standing majestic at 20.000ft and said goodbye vowing to dance once more.Damn you mother nature why why why? 80kilos on my back i descended 7000ft for 16mile – the tough gradient and deep snow.I battled 11hrs making it just in time to base camp as the snow storm blew up.That moment now a bitter pill to swallow knowing physically and mentally I could have nailed it never thinking mother nature in her full extent the deadly assassin.Totally gutted.The weather that I receive at 8pm daily now is that it’s snowing and tranquil.Love to all , J x xJASON BLACK LEFT ‘GUTTED’ AS ADVERSE WEATHER ENDS HIS MT MCKINLEY SUMMIT BID was last modified: June 9th, 2014 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:FeaturesJason BlacknewsSport
A special celebration was held last week in Buncrana to recognise 15 young students from across Inishowen who received certificates for successfully completing a new personal skills and development programme. CHANCE, organised and run by the Inishowen Development Partnership, was funded to enable young people to develop skills and training that will help them progress into further education or employment.Having achieved success in the cross-community programme, the 15 students, who were not in education or employment when the course began, now plan on moving on to new opportunities opened to them. The 18-month scheme covered areas such as mental health, good relations, life skills, communication workshops and work experience in industry sectors such as electronics, food and nutrition, and health and beauty.Celebration as Inishowen students graduate from development programme was last modified: June 19th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)
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The animal stars of Illustra Media’s “Design of Life” documentaries are still in the news: this time, whales, dolphins, fish and sea turtles.DolphinsEcholocation. Make like a dolphin! Humans can learn a form of echolocation by ear, but without the elaborate system possessed by toothed whales and dolphins (Science Daily).Dolphin echolocation apparatus, from Living Waters (Illustra Media)Genes. Dolphins are not just fun performers to watch. Secrets in the dolphin genome might pay benefits in human health, Phys.org says. We share many proteins in common, the article explains; for instance, “Studies have recently revealed that lesser-known proteins in the blood of marine mammals may be playing a big role in the dives by protecting bottlenose dolphins’ kidneys and hearts from damage when blood flow and oxygen flow start and stop repeatedly during those underwater forays.”Swimming of dolphins is being witnessed in unprecedented ways, thanks to new non-invasive cameras along for the ride. Science Daily tells about cameras developed by researchers at the University of Sydney that can be held onto the dolphins’ sides with suction cups. Previous observations allowed scientists to see only about 10% of a dolphin’s life. Now, they can watch in awe as dolphins swim, hunt, socialize and move through their habitat. The researchers believe the cameras do not affect how the animals behave.Social Life. Dolphins seem to do better at performing tricks when swimming together. New Scientist says that social activity seems to make the dolphins more “optimistic” as measured by the energy they exert in target-practice contests, although we humans may be attributing our own cognitive experience onto these intelligent mammals. Whatever is going on, “synchronized swimming” seems to play a role in their social bonding.Sea TurtlesConservation. The amazing ability of sea turtles to migrate thousands of miles through the ocean, where visibility is limited, is a centerpiece story in Living Waters. Our sympathies are aroused when we hear that these magnificent creatures are endangered. “Bones from dead turtles washed up on Mexican beaches,” a story in Science Daily begins, “indicate that Baja California is critical to the survival of endangered North Pacific loggerhead sea turtles, which travel some 7,500 miles from their nesting sites in Japan to their feeding grounds off the coast of Mexico.” The good news is that scientists are getting a handle on where the turtles spend their time. From concentric rings in the bones of dead turtles, and from accidental catches by fishermen, they can begin to piece together where the turtles are at different stages of their lives. Some spend 20 years in the prime feeding grounds near Baja; others spend half that time, new studies have shown.Shell life. Current Biology published a Quick Guide to the turtle’s shell. Whether or not one buys into the evolutionary stories told by Gerardo A. Cordero, the sheer diversity of shell sizes is really quite remarkable. Over at PLoS Blogs, Jon Tennant takes it upon himself to explain the evolution of the turtle’s retracting neck. Mixing in some Darwin Flubber to his solution, he attributes the turtle’s “remarkable evolutionary success story” to convergent evolution: “neck retraction seems to have evolved multiple times to make capturing prey even easier, and originally had absolutely nothing to do with protection, as is commonly thought.” In other words, it’s complicated (for a Darwinist to explain).Coin Bank. In Thailand, a green sea turtle in an enclosure had to have an operation to remove 915 coins tossed in by visitors superstitiously thinking it would bring them good luck. The coins formed an 11-pound mass that eventually cracked the bottom of the shell, leading to infection, Live Science reported. Green sea turtles can live up to 80 years but are considered endangered. “I felt angry that humans, whether or not they meant to do it or if they did it without thinking, had caused harm to this turtle,” the surgeon said. The turtle is recovering now; her name is “Bank.”Update 3/23/17: Live Science reports that Bank has died of complications due to blood poisoning from the coins.Sea turtle hatchling begins migration, from Living Waters (Illustra Media)FishIn “Olfaction: How Fish Catch a Whiff,” (Current Biology), Stephen Neuhass describes “An elegant new study” that “shows that multiciliated cells in the noses of aquatic vertebrates generate flow fields that help odor detection and processing.” For a description of the study, also published in Current Biology, see “These Fish Have Nose Turbines” in Evolution News & Science Today. Basically, motile cilia around the periphery of the nasal organ draw water into the nostrils of fish, enhancing the ability of olfactory sensory neurons to detect odorant molecules, even when the fish is not moving. The scientists liken these moving cilia to turbines.Olfactory neurons in a salmon nostril, from Living Waters (Illustra Media)WhalesFamily dinner: a paper in PLoS One describes how humpback whales of the Southern Hemisphere like to feed in ‘whale super-groups’ of 20 to 200 individuals.Diving. What happens physiologically when whales dive deep? Science Daily says that “Whales use nested Russian-doll structure to protect nerve tissue during lunge dives.” The nerves and muscles in a fin whale’s mouth have to expand to twice their resting length when feeding. How can that happen without damage? The whales have a trick that reminded the marine biologists of nested Russian dolls. The tissues fold up like meanders of a river, creating enough slack so that the nerves are not damaged. “The bends tend to be as uniform as possible and this minimizes the work required to make the structure. It’s a special, ideal shape.” Details are published in Current Biology.Humpback whale with calf, from Living Waters (Illustra Media)Socializing. Never-before-seen congregations of hundreds of humpback whales were reported by New Scientist. Previously, sightings have been limited to solo whales or small groups, but when a “super-group” of 200 was spotted off the coast of South Africa, marine biologist Ken Findlay said, “I’ve never seen anything like this.” He surmised that this behavior might be re-appearing after a century due to the resurgence of whale numbers in recent years. Or, “It’s possible that the behaviour was occurring but just not where it was visible,” he said. “Because there were so few of them, we may not have seen it.” After their numbers had fallen by 90%, the recovery has been highly successful once whaling was banned. “With greater numbers, who knows what interesting behaviours we’ll happen upon next,” the article ends. Findlay’s research paper is in PLoS One.Conservation. To conserve whales, you have to be able to count them. Live Science tells how scientists are learning to monitor humpback whale pods from satellite images. They’re scanning the images manually for now, but hope to develop software that can count the whales, providing more accurate data on their numbers and, thereby, the health of the population.Captain Dave Anderson, who appears in the Illustra film, often sees blue whales from his tour boats off the coast of Dana Point, California. Recently, he spotted one tangled in crabbing nets and worked with NOAA to rescue it, National Geographic reports with a video clip. These magnificent whales—the largest animals on earth—are also found in the North Pacific and the Indian Ocean. The Indian Ocean has some of the busiest shipping lanes in the world, National Geographic reports, leading to harm and death as the whales are sometimes struck by ships or caught in nets. In order to protect them, marine biologists need to understand their habits. By gathering information on their wanderings off the California coast, where they have the best data sets in the world, the scientists are learning about their habitats and behaviors in order to allow the whales and humans to co-exist. Scientists in Sri Lanka are cooperating in this effort, the article says.We hope you have enjoyed these updates on the animal stars of the Design of Life series from Illustra Media. After revisiting highlights of Living Waters on the video clips page, we are confident you will want to share the film with others. You can obtain convenient quicksleeve copies of the entire film in quantity from Go2RPI.com. Let’s turn the attention away from Darwin’s vacuous theory and back to our Creator, who deserves the glory for all he has made. There’s nothing like a beautiful nature film, presented winsomely with excellent production quality, to open eyes and hearts. Consider keeping a stash of all three DOL films to share with friends, family and organizations in your sphere of influence.(Visited 107 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Next year the race celebrates its 50th anniversary. “I broke away at the portage with 40 minutes to go. I wanted to show everyone that I was here for the win,” said a jubilant McGregor. Dash through the mud For the past two years, when the water levels have been exceptionally high, competitors have been able to paddle through the portage. However this year, it was a 500 metre dash through the mud, which saw McGregor pull out a 20 metre lead by the put in. Heinrich Schloms raced a skilled and consistent race over the four days to finish in third place overall. A league of her ownIn the ladies’ race, Robyn Kime was in a league of her own for the entire four days of paddling, finishing more than an hour and 12 minutes ahead of the second placed Donna Winter, with Robyn Henderson almost a further 15 minutes behind in third. “I had a great race, with no mistakes other than one swim, and I could have been fitter!” said Kime. After a disastrous first day, when he got stuck in a tree block, the first under-21 finisher Pierre-Andre Rabie had something to prove. He outsprinted King to finish the fourth and final stage of the race in second place on the day and fifth overall. Rabie will be one to watch in the future. Another face to watch is that of Marc Holtzhausen, who completed his race in fourth place in a qualify field. Robyn Kime 17:57.15Donna Winter 19:09.22Robyn Henderson 19:24.06Jemma Hofmeyr 19:36.51Romy Findlay 21:17.10 Final stageThe start of the 56.5 kilometre fourth and final stage saw the top paddlers setting off in the third of the batch starts at Zoutkloof at 8:30. The first competitors put their boats in the water just as the sun was beginning to make its appearance on a wintry Cape morning. If the paddlers were lucky, the ice was melting off the seats of their boats. Hank McGregor powered his way to a seventh Windhoek Berg River Canoe Marathon victory on the weekend, wrting his name in the record books as he bettered the mark of six victories he had shared with Robbie Herreveld. At Oordraplek, the final viewpoint for the day, it was a bunch of five that appeared over the horizon. RESULTS By the time the rest of the bunch had climbed into their boats, McGregor was already 100 metres ahead and pulling further away. 20 July 2010 The only competitor to complete the 2010 Freedom Challenge, Keith Little, finished the paddling leg of the epic journey in a respectable time of 24 hours and 15 minutes. Kime, who at 20 years of age has a lot of Bergs ahead of her, finished 19th overall on the final stage of the Berg. She was 23rd overall over the four days. ‘Hank deserves it’Second placed Lance King praised McGregor saying: “Hank deserves it. He is a true professional. No one can match his skill, racing mentality, and experience.” “I was very happy to finish in the top 20 today. My goal is to finish in the top 20 overall one day,” she added. First BergRiaan Manser, better known for his paddle around Madagascar and cycle around Africa, completed his first Windhoek Berg Canoe Marathon in just over 23 hours. Mark von Bentheim, the Marketing manager for Windhoek South Africa, felt the event was a great success, saying: “The Berg is a great fit for our brand. It definitely fits the adventure lifestyle that Windhoek supports and represents.” MenHank McGregor 16:04.32Lance King 16:10.50Heinrich Schloms 16:13.04Marc Holtzhausen 16:31.28Pierre- Andre Rabie 16:34.06 Women McGregor blasted to victory at the finish at Velddrif without another boat in sight. “I am really happy. My dad was here for my first win, and now he was here for my seventh. It’s a really special moment,” he said afterwards. SAinfo reporter Watching from the banks of the river, it looked as though King was on his way to winning the final Bridge prize of the Berg when, from around the corner, raced a determined McGregor. Showing off his raw power, he sprinted ahead to snatch the prize from King. It meant he had missed out on only one Bridge prize during the race. Robyn Kime dominated the ladies’ race over the four days, finishing over an hour ahead of nearest rival Donna Winter. Racing off the start line, McGregor, King, Schloms, Rabie and Holtzhausen quickly formed a bunch and raced together until Kersefontein. “The Berg is a special race where everyone, no matter where they are in the field, goes through the same things over the four days of paddling. I’ll definitely be back,” said a tired but happy Manser. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material