Ginebra rips Magnolia for crucial win

first_imgCarpio 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 DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced “We have no margin of error, we have to find ways to win. If we find a way to win, we can get to the top six despite all the problems we had in the past.”Brownlee finished with a game-high 35 points on top of eight rebounds and four assists while LA Tenorio added 22 points, six rebounds, and five assists.Justin Jackson put up a 21-point, 15-rebound double-double to lead the Hotshots while Jio Jalalon added 17 points and seven boards.ADVERTISEMENT Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film View comments China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Loud Manila Clasico crowd amazes NBA star Mitchell MOST READ LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Justin Brownlee was of pure magnificence in the second half for Ginebra lighting up the scoreboards for 23 points, in the third and fourth quarters alone, as he led the Gin Kings’ domination.Ginebra already held a 79-66 lead at the start of the fourth quarter but Brownlee wasn’t done as he gave the Gin Kings an 88-70 lead at the 8:14 mark of the period after going on a personal 6-0 run.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We played our best game of the conference, obviously,” said Ginebra head coach Tim Cone. “We’re feeling a lot better and we know what we want to do defensively. We were in a flux because we got two different imports, we had injuries, and we couldn’t get right or settled.”Cone added that he is aware of the predicament his team is in and that every game including the duel with Magnolia  is of utmost importance for them. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBarangay Ginebra lit its fire back to life after scoring a crucial 104-84 victory over Magnolia in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Gin Kings improved to a 3-5 record, overtaking Phoenix for the ninth spot in the standings and maintaining their quarterfinals aspirations while the Hotshots dropped to sixth with a 4-5 card.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

French glamour club PSG turns to China for fans… and funds

first_imgPSG’s Asian fan base has grown while its social media presence has exploded along with the French club’s rising profile following the signings of world football’s most expensive player Neymar and French teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe.Riding the wave of rising popularity, the French club with the Eiffel Tower logo took advantage of the Asian tour to open a permanent office in Singapore.“With the growth the club has enjoyed in recent years, along with the arrival of our two superstars Neymar and Mbappe, we thought that now was a good time to do it, it was the right moment,” said Sébastien Wasels, the club’s Asia Pacific director.French glamour club PSG is looking to Asia for fans, and funds © AFP / FRANCK FIFEHe said the Qatari-owned club with ambitions to dominate Europe needs the base to handle rising Asian growth opportunities.And the club that could face sanctions by European football’s governing body UEFA for allegedly violating regulations over spending limits needs to significantly boost its income.PSG says that it has signed several commercial deals in the region including a multi-million euro partnership with marketing agency Desports for sponsorship and licensing rights in China and Hong Kong.– Younger generation –The club has also pinpointed three geographical growth areas in Asia and plans to hire a team of five expert locals to focus on business development opportunities in China, South Korea/Japan, and Southeast Asia/Oceania.During the club’s brief summer Asia stay that included matches in Singapore and the French Super Cup final against Monaco in Shenzhen, PSG hosted a range of promotional events.Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar Jr and celebrate with the trophy at the end of the French Cup final © AFP / FRANCK FIFEThe included a cooking class by the club’s Brazilian defender Marquinhos and a training session for young players at China’s “PSG Academy” by former star player Maxwell, now part of the PSG management team.PSG’s eSports section was also brought into play to woo the younger generation, hosting a FIFA video tournament for 400,000 participants on local platforms to boost the club’s active gaming sector.PSG’s social media footprint in Asia is rapidly expanding, says the club.“When QSI (Qatar Sports Investments, the club’s owners since 2011) took over, we had a million social media followers globally: 90 percent in France“Today we have 60 million… 90 percent outside France. No other sports entity has had that scale of digital growth.”0Shares0000(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar and teammate Kylian Mbappe celebrate after a French Cup goal scored against Rennes in January © AFP / LOIC VENANCESHENZHEN, China, Aug 8 – After three pre-season tours in a row to the United States, French glamour club Paris Saint-Germain turned to Asia in search of new fans and business deals ahead of the new season.It’s the market “with the biggest growth potential,” according to a PSG official discussing the club’s two-week summer trip to Singapore and China.last_img read more

Liverpool transfer news: HUGE striker boost, plus international star ‘flattered’ by interest

first_img 6 6 6 Liverpool to sign Danny Ings before Monday? Click right to see why the Reds have been handed a HUGE boost in their bid to land a new striker… – As Liverpool look to end their striker woes it’s being reported they’re readying a bid for Burnley star Ings. The England Under-21 man is impressing at Turf Moor in the Premier League and the Reds may look to land the player and loan him back to the Clarets until the end of the season. Mario Mandzukic off the menu? – Click right to see which starlet could leave Liverpool – Liverpool could well be facing defeat in the hunt for Croatian striker Mandzukic. Manchester City are eyeing the striker as they look to improve their options and now Arsenal are set to enter the race for his signature as he becomes unsettled at Atletico Madrid. 6 6 Sheyi Ojo to join Wigan on loan – Find out which striker Brendan Rodgers is readying a bid for by clicking right… – Wing starlet Ojo, 17, is likely to get valuable game time for the rest of the season as he looks likely to join Wigan Athletic. Having seen Jordon Ibe succeed at Derby County in the Championship he will be looking for a similar impact at the DW Stadium. Mamadou Sakho could leave Liverpool – Reports in France are suggesting the centre-back wants assurances over his place in the Liverpool first-team. The 24-year-old has his heart set on making the Les Bleus squad for Euro 2016, which is being held in his homeland and will move on if his situation at Anfield jeopardises this. 6 Mathew Ryan focussed but flattered by Reds rumours – Click right to see which £18m man could leave Anfield – Club Brugge’s Australian goalkeeper Ryan is currently the Socceroos’ custodian in the Asian Cup. With rumours surrounding his future in Belgium, he insisted he was fully focused on the job at hand, but admitted he had heard about links with Liverpool: “Obviously it’s very flattering to have your name involved with a big team like that but my mind is on the job here.” Napoli drop out of Ezequiel Lavezzi chase – Find out which international star has been flattered by Liverpool’s interest – Brendan Rodgers faces a huge dilemma, though, in his hunt for a new forward. Napoli have ruled out a Serie A return for Argentina international Lavezzi, which could pave the way for a move to Anfield. The Reds boss will have to make a decision soon or risk losing out on the Paris Saint-Germain star. Brendan Rodgers will be working over time during the next few days as he looks to finalise his squad for the rest of the season before the transfer window closes.The Reds are in the market for new players as they attempt to bolster their ranks and get themselves back into the top for before the campaign ends.But who will be finding their way to Anfield and who will be departing? talkSPORT bring you all the latest news and gossip…last_img read more

Could Petr Cech pull this off? Under pressure Gunners ‘keeper makes stunning double save

first_img1 VIDEO: Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina denies Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero with stunning double save at the Copa America Arsenal and Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina pulled off an outstanding double save to deny Argentina duo Sergio Aguero and Lionel Messi at the Copa America on Saturday morning.The 26-year-old got down well to stifle the Manchester City striker’s attempt before, somehow, clambering back to his feet to deny the Barcelona forward’s follow up header.Although Ospina could be about to be replaced by Petr Cech as the Gunners’ first-choice shot stopper, with the Czech Republic international’s move to the Emirates Stadium from Chelsea all but complete, the South American clearly isn’t going to give up the number one jersey without a fight.Unfortunately, despite Ospina’s heroics between the sticks, Colombia eventually lost their quarter-final clash on penalties, with Boca Juniors bound Carlos Tevez slotting home the crucial spot kick.You can see Ospina’s spectacular double save against Argentina in the video below. Cech has competition, doesn’t he?last_img read more


first_imgDonegal Travellers Project says it was deeply shocked, saddened and outraged by the comments made by local Councillor Sean Mc Eniff when he objected to a new €230,000 house for a family of 13.They said Cllr Mc Eniff used discriminatory and prejudice comments calling for ‘the Traveller community to “be isolated and put to live together”.Hughie Friel a representative of Donegal Travellers Project and a member of the Traveller community said: “Travellers are one of the most disadvantaged groups in Irish society and the scientific evidence is there to be seen by any body and in particular the publication of the All Ireland Health Study in 2010.” Hughie went on: “Cllr Mc Eniff is a public representative, elected by the people and possibly by some Travellers as well who you would think would not be using defamatory and insulting comments to a whole community.“His comments about this particularly family have the potential to destroy their lives in the locality as they go about their business or accessing services, schools, jobs or shops. We are human beings who no one should go ridicule to this extent as if we have no feelings.”Hugh says Cllr Mc Eniff is a Director of Donegal Local Development Company and a member of Donegal County Council. They are responsible for the Implementation of the Peace Programme and the Local Community Development Programme with a remit for building positive relationships across communities, promoting equality and addressing social inclusion and disadvantageHugh Friels called on Councillor Mc Eniff to consider his comments in the light of his role in the county. Hugh says Cllr Mc Eniff needs to apologise to the Traveller community and particularly to the family concerned if we are to trust that these racist comments are not aired at any gathering or meetings of these bodies and have the potential to further negatively impact on the Traveller community.  DONEGAL TRAVELLERS PROJECT ‘OUTRAGED’ AT McENIFF COMMENTS was last modified: January 17th, 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:DONEGAL TRAVELLERS PROJECT ‘OUTRAGED’ AT McENIFF COMMENTSlast_img read more

Bergman takes over as head of Disney studio

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake “I have every confidence that Alan will guide us into the future making sure that The Walt Disney Studios remains in the forefront of the entertainment industry,” Cook said in a statement released by the studio. “Alan is not only a terrific leader but a great friend, and I’m pleased to recognize him with this well deserved promotion.” Bergman is credited for drafting the studio’s settlement earlier this year with Miramax Films founders Harvey and Bob Weinstein, who severed ties with Disney after a few tumultuous years. A scaled-down Miramax remains a specialty division of Disney which, as part of the negotiations, kept Miramax’s valuable 800-film library. Miramax is also among the divisions that now report to Bergman. He has also worked on various film financing deals including a recently completed deal to finance a number of live-action films over the next several years. The company has made clear that it intends to spend far less overall on its live-action films. Disney is having its best box office run of the year now with a stellar opening last weekend for “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” which had grossed $74.2 million as of Tuesday, its fifth day of release. BURBANK – Alan Bergman was named president of Walt Disney Studios on Wednesday, assuming a title that has not been used at the studio for several years. Bergman will oversee strategy and operations for all of the studios’ business units, including distribution, marketing, international and theatrical productions. “I’m pretty excited and fortunate to work for a great company and a great team at the studio,” said Bergman, who had most recently been executive vice president and chief financial officer of the studio. In making the announcement, Walt Disney Pictures Chairman Dick Cook called Bergman “the quintessential strategist” when it comes to exploring new business ventures and overseeing Disney’s operational initiatives. The success of “Narnia” as well as fall hits “Flightplan” and “Chicken Little” are making up somewhat for what had been a lackluster year at the domestic box office for the usually dominant Disney. As part of his new role, Bergman said he will try to take advantage of new technologies and develop new distribution channels as the studio works to grow its business domestically and internationally, eyeing such countries as China, India and Russia. “It’s really trying to take advantage of these technologies, the overall economics of the business and trying to position us for long-term growth,” he said. “The business continues to evolve and we just want to make sure we position ourselves and take advantage of the changes.” Bergman joined The Walt Disney Co. in 1996 as a director in the corporate controllership group and held several corporate executive positions before joining the studio in 2001 as senior vice president and chief financial officer. He was promoted to executive vice president the following year. Greg Hernandez, (818) 713-3758!dtpost 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

Cops release footage of man who went missing from 49ers game

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Santa Clara police on Thursday released footage of a 32-year-old Washington man who went missing while attending the San Francisco 49ers game Monday night.Ian Powers, 32, of Spokane, Wash., was last seen at a San Francisco 49ers game at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara on Monday night. (Courtesy of the Santa Clara Police Department)The 19-second video clip shows Ian Powers exiting Levi’s Stadium on the NRG Solar Bridge, head down and eyes fixed on his cellphone.Powers attended …last_img

Quote: Cell Factory

first_imgFrom CalTech Engineering & Science (LXIX:2, August 2006), “Cellular CAT Scans” by Douglas L. Smith, an article about electron cryotomography imaging of cellular components.  Smith does not mention evolution.  His opening paragraph is reminiscent of Darwin’s Black Box:A cell isn’t merely a bag of enzymes sloshing around in a thick soup of cytoplasm.  According to Assistant Professor of Biology Grant Jensen, it’s more like a multistory factory—a set of interwoven production lines complete with conveyor belts, forklifts, and steel I-beams to hold up the roof.  Or, if you prefer, the world’s most elaborate Rube Goldberg contraption.  The cell’s cogs and camshafts, springs and motors, girders and sheet metal (or, in the Rube Goldberg case, gloved hands on sticks, precariously balanced bathtubs, and spring-loaded mallets) are protein molecules.  Protein machines conduct the cell’s metabolic business; protein motors make muscles contract, amoebas crawl, and paramecia swim.  When a cell is preparing to divide, protein diazo machines make a duplicate set of the genetic blueprints, and then protein winches and cables pull the two copies to opposite ends of the cell.  Shells of interlocking proteins armor-plate viruses, protein trusswork gives cells their shape, and protein stickers on the protein girders tell the cell which end is front.  Jensen’s research group wants to photograph each rod, flywheel, and bearing and work out its mechanical interactions with its fellows, in terms as solid as a cast titanium sprocket.  As Jensen puts it, “Ultimately, of course, we want to understand how things work at an atomic level—a proton goes here and it causes this atom to move over there, which causes that atom to move over here, and the sum of it all is that the cell swims, or eats, or reproduces itself.”(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Turbine Towers May be Getting Taller

first_imgThe U.S. Department of Energy will spend $2 million to advance the construction of wind turbine towers as much as 150 feet taller than the current average, increasing the amount of electricity they can produce.The money comes from something called the Taller Hub Heights initiative. Two grants were announced earlier this month that would benefit research and pilot programs in Massachusetts and Iowa, reported.The hub height of turbine towers — the distance from the ground to the point where rotors are attached to the generator — averaged 260 feet in 2013. Heights are limited by the complexities of moving components to the installation sites, the report said. But aided by new construction techniques, towers for these projects could reach nearly 400 feet, putting the reach of rotor tips 558 feet above the ground.Taller turbines produce more energy, said, with output capacity reaching as much as 10 megawatts and matching what’s already possible in taller offshore installations. In Iowa, concrete is the potential answerIowa State University will use its $1 million to find out whether high-strength concrete can be used to build taller turbine towers.Research will focus on the use of precast, hexagonal components to build towers. The components reduce both construction and transportation costs, according to a summary of the technique. Sri Sritharan, an engineering professor at Iowa State University, has already tested full-size tower segments and connections and says the design is capable of handling the loads expected for taller towers. Spiral welding for taller, cheaper towersIn Massachusetts, the money would help Keystone Tower Systems develop a new manufacturing technique that uses automated spiral welding to produce slender, conical towers on-site.Spiral welding promises to “dramatically” reduces construction costs while removing current transportation limitations for taller tower components, says a description published by Northeastern University, one of the partners in the project.“An important barrier to the deployment of this technology is a lack of fundamental understanding of the limit states for this particular structure and, generally, for slender shells,” the description says. “To overcome this barrier, Northeastern University and Johns Hopkins University are executing a program of fundamental analytical and large-scale experimental research into the limit states of and design standards for slender towers with particular emphasis on those manufactured with spiral welding.”As academic work moves ahead, Keystone Tower Systems is developing the manufacturing end of the process.last_img read more

Forgotten in a field far away: Grave of an exiled Kashmiri king lies in ruins in Bihar

first_imgThe burial ground of Yusuf Shah Chak, who ruled Kashmir from 1579 to 1586 and was one of the last native rulers of independent Kashmir, is under threat from landgrabbers. The mutawalli (caretaker) of the cemetery in Biswak village in Bihar’s Nalanda district where Yusuf Shah is buried, has written over 200 letters to the government, seeking protection for the monument. But the encroachment has continued, with villagers building homes on the graveyard land.Yusuf Shah, who succeeded his father Ali Shah, was imprisoned by the Mughal emperor Akbar and later exiled to Bihar. He was given land in the Islampur block of Nalanda district and permitted to maintain a cavalry of 500 soldiers. The place where the Kashmiri king settled was known as Kashmir Chak. He died in 1592 in Odisha and his body was brought back to Bihar to be buried in Biswak, adjacent to Kashmir Chak.“Despite his cowardice, Yusuf Shah’s imprisonment and betrayal by Akbar has become a metaphor for the relationship between Delhi and Srinagar… After Yusuf Shah Chak, Kashmir was never free,” journalist Basharat Peer observed in his book Curfewed Night, while recalling details of his visit to the “featureless” Yusuf Shah Chak cemetery.Spread over nearly five acres in a corner of Biswak, the cemetery is clearly under siege. A local boy, Mohammad Meraj, takes us along narrow by-lanes to the graveyard. The ground dips and flattens out into the cemetery surrounded by fields of bright yellow mustard in bloom. Not protectedA discoloured boundary wall encircles around 10 unattended graves of Yusuf Shah Chak, his wife Habba Khatoon, and other family members. The wall was erected in 2016 by the mutawalli Khalid S. Chak, and rebuilt by his son Yasir Khan Chak, who claims to be a descendent of the royal family. Inside, the graves are covered with torn, faded green chadars as goats, buffaloes and dogs bask in the winter sun. The rest of the graveyard is unprotected. On this open land, village boys play cricket and locals from Biswak have built homes. While some are concrete houses, others have thatched roofs. The villagers who have encroached were reluctant to come on record, but claim they have done nothing illegal.“A primary health centre and a public road have been constructed on the cemetery land. We want the government to protect the area and remove these encroachments,” says Yasir Khan Chak. “This cemetery is not about religion. It is a historical place and we should preserve its history. I’ve written more than 200 letters to the Chief Minister, the Deputy Chief Minister, District Magistrates, and other officials of the State, the Centre and even the Jammu & Kashmir government, asking them to intervene, but no one has responded so far,” he says. Mr. Yasir Khan Chak says that the eight bigha land of the graveyard was even registered with the Bihar Rajya Sunni Wakf Board in 1963 but the “encroachment continued”. ‘Symbol of ties’ Syed Manzar Iqbal, who looks after the mosque and other cemeteries of the Chak dynasty in the neighbouring Kashmir Chak village, says, “This place also symbolises the relationship between the people of Kashmir and Bihar. It should be recognised as a national heritage.”Every year, on December 28, people assemble in large numbers at the grave of Yusuf Shah Chak to celebrate Urs and honour him on his death anniversary. Interestingly, in the year 2016-17, the State government spent ₹47 lakh to strengthen a crumbling mud fort of King Man Singh, located a stone’s throw from the Yusuf Shah Chak cemetery. The security guard, Bal Shankar Chaudhury, reluctantly opens the massive iron gate to let us inside. “I joined here last November, but this is the first time that I am opening the lock and going inside. There is nothing but jungle-jhaar (overgrown shrubs) here,” he says. “No one comes here.” When asked about the encroachments, Bihar’s Tourism Minister Pramod Kumar said, “Where it is located? I’m not aware of any such place. You may get some information on this from the Art and Culture department.” But the State’s Art and Culture Minister Krishna Kumar Rishi was equally clueless. “You mean the King of Kashmir was buried here in Bihar? In a village of Nalanda district? No, I’m not aware of it. But since you’ve brought this to my notice, I’ll get the details and do the needful,” he said. Last year, the ruling Janata Dal (United)’s Ram Vachan Rai had raised the issue of encroachments on the Yusuf Shah Chak graveyard in the Legislative Council through a call attention motion. “This is very unfortunate…I’ll again write a letter to the government,” he said.There have also been some interesting visitors to the Yusuf Shah Chak tomb. In 1977, the then J&K chief minister Sheikh Abdullah, along with the writer and historian M.Y. Taing, had visited this grave. He had also assured support for development and preservation of the place.Following his visit, one of the roads connecting the cemetery to Biswak village 2.5 km away was named Sheikh Abdullah Road. But little else has changed on the ground. The J&K government in 2015 was said to be considering a move to reclaim the mortal remains of the king, but nothing has moved at the government level, and land-grabbers continue to have a field day.“If the government does not take care of this encroachment,” Yasir Khan Chak says, “the day is not far off when all the graveyard land will have turned into a hamlet.”last_img read more