Looking to cruise, Aces slog past Dyip on Harris’ heroics

first_img“Absolutely,” Compton said when asked if he thinks that the Sunday clash against Blackwater is crucial. “We better be a different team [for that game] because it’s going to be a hard game for us if we play this way.”“Good thing that he (Harris) is a stud,” Compton said. “But we don’t want to be overreliant on our import.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 Motolite-Ateneo holds off Tacloban gals PBA IMAGESIt was easy to understand why Alex Compton looked and sounded defeated even though he was doing the customary winning coach’s interview.Playing a team that has done practically nothing worth remembering in the PBA Governors’ Cup, Compton’s Alaska Aces needed 44 points and 27 rebounds from import Mike Harris to turn back Columbian, 104-94, to earn at least a tie for a playoff berth in the season-closing conference on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumcenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View comments For a powerhouse team to be dragged into a close contest by such a lowly squad, Compton faced reporters with a long face, a somber tone and words of displeasure toward his charges who are up for a crucial game with another top four contender on Sunday.“It’s an interesting feeling; we won that game but I am really unhappy right now,” he said even after the Aces improved to 6-2 and tied Blackwater for third spot with less than three weeks left in the elimination round. “No disrespect to anybody, but my concern is my team.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 Chriss“I think we’re a stronger team than Columbian, but we didn’t play the way we needed to play,” he said. “We have to get better.”The Aces slug it out with the Elite on Sunday in a match that could very well determine either side’s aspirations for a top four finish and a twice-to-beat privilege that goes with it. MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

Trackers hit the road to central Alberta this weekend

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Northeast B.C./Yukon Trackers embark on their final extended road trip of the season to central Alberta this weekend.The Trackers are riding a five-game winning streak which has propelled their record to 12-6-1 and second place in the Bouchier Division standings, eight points behind the division-leading Peace River Royals.“It will be good for the boys to get back on the road and play the game they love,” said head coach Gerard Dicaire. “We haven’t had a road trip since December 1st and are long overdue for some team bonding and to grind a three game in three days weekend out.”- Advertisement -The boys start off their trip on Friday with a clash with the Strathcona ACT Warriors at 7:45 p.m. followed with a date with the Edmonton Maple Leaf Athletic Club Gologo Wear at 7:45 p.m. on Saturday. They conclude their three-game swing in Camrose on Sunday with a visit to the Viking’s den which gets underway at 1:00 p.m.All games can be watched online at: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nebctrackerslast_img read more

ALL THE FUN OF THE CHURCHILL FAIR TO BENEFIT DONEGAL PET RESCUE

first_imgTHE start of the 18th Annual Church Hill Fair tomorrow will be a welcome boost for one local charity – they are to get all the proceeds from it.Donegal Pet Rescue say they are delighted that funds raised throughout the event will help them care for abandoned animals throughout the county.The fair starts on Wednesday with a cycle race and gaelic match with a car treasure hunt on Thursday. And that’s all before the official opening on Friday!There will be loads of events throughout the weekend including Water Zorbing, Fun Fair, Glenveagh Bridle Path Walk, Sheep Dog Trials, Dog Show, Duck Race, Home Baking Competition, Football Match, Kids Fun & Games, Children’s Fishing Competition,Live music, Medieval Weapons & Forge, Arts & Crafts, Irish Dancing, Road Races, Fancy Dress, Sheep Shearing, Clay Pigeon Shoot, Birds of Prey, Education Walk & Crafts by Glenveagh Education Team – the list goes on!For more details see www.facebook.com/DonegalPetRescue or contact Wilkins: 074 913 7019, McClaffertys 074 913 7018, Callaghans 074 913 7329  ALL THE FUN OF THE CHURCHILL FAIR TO BENEFIT DONEGAL PET RESCUE was last modified: July 16th, 2012 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:ALL THE FUN OF THE CHURCHILL FAIR TO BENEFIT DONEGAL PET RESCUElast_img read more

GAA: NÓTAÍ GHAOTH DOBHAIR

first_imgBeidh Dinnear Chinn Bliana CLG Gaoth Dobhair 2013 ar suil sa clubtheach ar an 8ú Feabhra, costas ticead €30.Cuir scairt ar Louise ar 0872212512 le ticead a chuir san aireamh go luath.GAA: NÓTAÍ GHAOTH DOBHAIR was last modified: January 15th, 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:GAA: NÓTAÍ GHAOTH DOBHAIRlast_img read more

BUNCRANA CREDIT UNION CUP: GREENCASTLE TOO STRONG FOR CARROWMENA

first_imgBuncrana Credit Union CupCarrowmena FC 1-5 Greencastle FCGreencastle opened the scoring on 21 minutes after a corner was cleared as far as Patrick McClenaghan who laid off to Ciaran Moore to shoot low past Michael Noone from sixteen yards.The home side spurned a great chance on 39 minutes when Jordan O Brien’s corner found Martin McDermott whose first time half volley came off a defender and away to safety.Within minutes the visitors doubled their lead when a corner was not cleared and Tony McClenaghn poked home from close range.Carrowmena reduced the deficit within minutes of the restart when Declan McDermott’s cross saw a scramble develop and Eamon Doherty was on hand to force the ball home. The home side had another chance on 56 minutes after an inswinging Kevin McDermott corner was brilliantly punched clear by Philip McClenaghan. Greencastle increased their lead on 68 minutes when Sean McQuillan intercepted a weak back pass to shoot past the stranded Noone.It got worse for the home side within minutes as another error in their defence allowed McClenaghan to slot home his second of the game.It became five one a minute later when Charlie Gill fed Michael Barr who released Patrick McClenaghan on the right who crossed for the inrushing Barr to fire low to the corner.Carrowmena tried to reply with Cory O Brien seeing his effort deflected behind by the leg of McClenaghan.On 87 minutes a long ball found Barr but his effort was blocked by a combination of Noone and Jason Crumlish.  BUNCRANA CREDIT UNION CUP: GREENCASTLE TOO STRONG FOR CARROWMENA was last modified: February 3rd, 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:BUNCRANA CREDIT UNION CUP: GREENCASTLE TOO STRONG FOR CARROWMENAlast_img read more

Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair team debate their way to All-Ireland final

first_imgThe senior debating team from Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair were one of two teams chosen to advance to the All-Ireland finals of Comórtas Díospóireachta Uí Chadhain 2020.The Regional Finals were held in the D Hotel, Drogheda last week.The finals will take place on January 22, 2020 and are most likely to be held in Galway. A lively debate in the senior section of the competition took place between teams from Coláiste Eoin, Dublin, Gaelcholáiste Dhoire, Dungiven, Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair and Meánscoil Gharman, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.‘Tá todhchaí gheal roimh an Aontas Eorpach’ (The European Union has a bright future) was the motion down for debate and as expected, Brexit was mentioned once or twice!Afterwards, it was announced by the adjudicators, that the two teams that would be joining the other two teams from Connacht and Munster, in the All-Ireland senior finals, were Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair and Coláiste Eoin from Dublin.Recognising the high standard of debating achieved by all the participants, Gael Linn presented awards to each speaker on the night. This annual debating competition, Comórtas Uí Chadhain, is organized by Gael Linn for gaelcholáistí and gaeltacht second level schools nationwide.Almost 50 teams have taken part since the beginning of the school year. Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair team debate their way to All-Ireland final was last modified: December 11th, 2019 by Dionne MeehanShare 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:ALL-IRELAND FINALBrexitComórtas Díospóireachta Uí Chadhain 2020Debatedonegalpobalscoil ghaoth dobhairlast_img read more

Weird Geology Requires Faith

first_imgIf you are an evolutionary geologist, you don’t need much data to get an incredible story published.Aerial view of Grand Canyon (DFC)Weird rocks in Australia are a missing piece of the Grand Canyon (New Scientist). Lucas Joel reports a new theory that parts of the Grand Canyon originated at the antipode, the opposite side of the planet – Tasmania, to be exact. Believe it or not!The Grand Canyon in Arizona has a bizarre Antipodean link. A chunk of the rock sequence that has been sliced through to form this natural wonder of the world now sits thousands of kilometres away in Tasmania, Australia.How did Jack Mulder, a geologist at Australia’s Monash University, come up with this notion? “He thinks these rocks – which are between about 1.1 and 1.2 billion years old – look just like similarly ancient rocks in Tasmania.” In other words, just because some rocks he saw on the ground looked out of place and had some similar minerals to layers in Arizona, he drew a connection:“We concluded that although it’s now on the opposite side of the planet, Tasmania must have been attached to the western United States,” he says.“We concluded that Tasmania must have been attached to the western United States.”To support his idea, he envisioned an ancient continent called Rodinia breaking up and going different directions long ago. His idea got published with five co-authors in the prestigious geological journal of the GSA, Geology. He calls his Tasmanian rocks a “Rodinian devil in disguise.” To work, his theory has to cover up some evidence and invent forces:A 1.14–1.07 Ga connection between the combined Grenville-Maud orogen and the Musgrave orogen of central Australia is compatible with paleomagnetic data but requires ∼4000 km of relative motion between Australia-Antarctica and Laurentia prior to the final assembly of Rodinia at ca. 0.90 Ga. We hypothesize that the final assembly of Rodinia was achieved by dextral motion between the crust of Australian and Laurentian affinity along a plate boundary concealed beneath ice cover in East Antarctica.Renewal at Mt. St. Helens 32 years after its 1980 eruption.Explosive lies: how volcanoes can lie about their age, and what it means for us (The Conversation). Three guys from down under say that a volcanic caldera in New Zealand is an inveterate liar. It’s last eruption was more recent than it looks. And therein lies a warning about radiocarbon dating:Lake Taupo, in the North Island of New Zealand, is a globally significant caldera supervolcano. The caldera formed after the collapse of a magma chamber roof following a massive eruption more than 20,000 years ago.Now it seems that the Taupo eruption that occurred in the early part of the first millennium has been lying about its age. But like many lies, it was eventually found out, and it reveals exciting processes we hadn’t understood before.The eruption of Taupo in the first millennium has been dated many times with radiocarbon, yielding a surprisingly large spread of ages between 36CE and 538CE.You can trust the new age these guys came up with. They wouldn’t ever tell a fib. Not on purpose, at least. Their paper in Nature Communications, “Evidence for magmatic carbon bias in 14 C dating of the Taupo and other major eruptions,” was peer reviewed, so it’s official truth – until geology lies again. “Our reinterpretation implies that ages for other proximally-dated, unobserved, eruptions may also be too old.” Don’t ever take a proxy’s word for it. Dating works better when observed.A Deadly, Fast-Spreading Form of Super-Ice Could Be Killing Off Alien Life-Forms (Live Science). A form of ice called “Ice VII” has been found in diamond, and it’s pretty scary. Reporter Rafi Letzer cues the horror music:It forms at speeds of more than 1,000 mph (1,600 km/h), it lies deep beneath our feet, it could destroy hopes for alien life, and — finally — scientists understand how it works.Back in March, researchers writing in the journal Science revealed that they have found the first evidence for this ice, called “Ice VII.” Scientists had predicted its existence beforehand. Under the right conditions, it was believed, ice could form in a pool of water without a layer of heat at the leading edge of its growing surface. That — along with super-intense pressures and temperatures — would allow the ice to form without most of the usual brakes that slow its growth, Science Alert reported. It would also have a different crystal structure, or arrangement of atoms. Now, scientists say they’ve found that elusive ice for the first time in the frozen-water cores of diamonds that bubbled up from deep inside the Earth.Since this ice could destroy life trying to form on other planets, astrobiologists now have an excuse for the Fermi Paradox, in case no life is found by SETI activists.This could pose problems for the hunt for alien life, Physics Central reported. Pressure spikes — say, from meteor impacts — could cause the explosive formation of Ice VII on watery planets otherwise suited to alien life. But the mass formation of this cubic ice at ripping speeds would likely prevent any such life from forming or surviving. On worlds where this happens, life could get snuffed out before it really began.The question then remains, why didn’t it happen here? Are we just lucky to live on a privileged planet?Then God said, “Let the waters below the heavens be gathered into one place, and let the dry land appear”; and it was so. Genesis 1:9Geoscientists discover an overlooked source for Earth’s water (Phys.org). Secular planetary scientists are still struggling with the question, ‘Where did Earth get its water?’ According to the old Nebular Hypothesis, Earth should have formed from a dust cloud that was mostly hydrogen. As it condensed, it would have become far too hot to hold onto any volatile compounds, such as water. Theories have come and gone to get around this little problem. A popular one we call the “water balloon theory” postulates that a water-rich, Mars-sized planet crashed into the Earth, bringing its water by special delivery (23 July 2012). Comets used to be popular as a source, till it was discovered that the deuterium-to-hydrogen ratio (D/H) didn’t match. Asteroids were postulated, but it would have taken many lucky strikes, since they have much less water. Theories come and go, making a splash, but dry up eventually (2 April 2014, (20 March 2017).A team from Arizona State led by Jun Wu thinks that Earth may have sourced its own water in spite of the magmatic heat. To make this idea work, the Earth would have had to send most of its nebular hydrogen into deep storage in the core of supposed “embryos” from which the planet was supposedly made. But wait; hydrogen is not water. What about the O in H2O? Well, silly, “oxygen is abundant.” Surely the two must have gotten together somehow, even if the hydrogen was mostly locked up in the core, and the exothermic reaction requires energy to get H and O to to join. One educational website at the University of Illinois explains the problem for students: “To combine hydrogen and oxygen to make water, you basically have to mix the gases together and light them with a match. Just mixing the gases together isn’t enough – you have to do something to get the chemical reaction started. The problem is that this creates a big explosion.”Creationists are often ridiculed for ideas that sound implausible to secular minds. Well? (Visited 616 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

SA govt, media to improve relations

first_img Source: BuaNews 18 October 2010 The government and senior editors of South Africa’s major newspapers have agreed to take steps to improve relations between the authorities and the press in the country, with both parties agreeing on the need for a “vibrant, diverse and critical” media sector to safeguard South Africa’s democracy. A government delegation led by Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe and the South African National Editors Forum (Sanef) held a robust two-day meeting in Magaliesburg, North West on the weekend to discuss issues affecting the two parties – including the proposal for a media appeals tribunal. The last time the government met with Sanef was in 2001, when relations between the two hit an all-time low.Controvery over media tribunal proposal Tensions re-emerged in recent months following proposals by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) to establish a media tribunal in addition to the media’s self-regulation system. Many in the media have expressed concerns over the proposal, citing threats to freedom of the press. Government spokesperson Themba Maseko, speaking after the weekend’s meeting, said the parties had agreed on the need for a “vibrant, diverse and critical” media sector to safeguard South Africa’s constitutional democracy. “Sanef expressed concerns about the developments it views as threatening media freedom in the country … Government raised its concerns that it was at times vilified and treated unfairly by the media,” Maseko said. The government also raised issues around the diversity of media ownership, the quality and integrity of reporting, as well as the need for dissemination of information in a way that would help the country move forward. The ministers argued that the media’s self-regulatory mechanism failed to address issues such as reckless and inaccurate reporting. Sanef is currently reviewing the press ombudsman system in an attempt to make it more effective.Communication versus ‘gatekeeping’ Motlanthe said the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) would be tasked with organising regular training sessions for communicators to enable them to deal with journalists better. This was after Sanef chairperson Mondli Makhanya expressed concerns that government communicators often acted like “gatekeepers” instead of releasing information to the public. “To us this is really serious, because we cannot allow a situation where people become gatekeepers whereas they are supposed to disseminate information,” Makhanya said. Speaking before the meeting, Makhanya said that the media would continue to fulfill its role as “watchdogs” while engaging in robust debate about what was best for South Africa. “We must accept that there will be differences, we will have tensions now and then, but that does not [have to] lead to hostility,” he said.Constitution the reference point It was agreed that similar meetings should to be held on an annual basis to deal with such challenges, which should be addressed with the understanding that South Africa’s fledgling democracy was in its formative stages. “The meeting agreed that the Constitution remains the central reference point and guiding principle of both the mandate of government and the role of the media, and that the legitimacy of both institutions remains firmly entrenched,” Maseko said. The government and the media shared interdependency within the Constitutional framework, and mutually acceptable norms would serve to strengthen the delivery of information to the public. Motlanthe said the government remained “fully committed” to the Constitution, and that it had no intention of doing anything that might undermine freedom of expression or the freedom of the media to function effectively. Motlanthe said discussions over the proposed media tribunal would continue until a “consensus” was reached by all role players. “We have undertaken to implement all that has been agreed on, and we will continue to engage on some issues with the hope that we may be able to find each other,” he said.last_img read more

DIY Filmmaking: Build a $60 Dolly for Lightweight Cameras

first_imgBuild a very basic dolly rig for DSLR and mirrorless cameras for under $60.All images and GIFs via David F Sandberg/ponysmasher Lights Out director David F Sandberg shows you how to build a very simple DIY dolly rig in one of the best tutorial videos ever made. Seriously. Can we just go ahead and make all video tutorials like this? Here is the video from his ponysmasher YouTube channel.These are the supplies and steps you need to know and follow.Supplies (~$58.44)Wood (Big enough to hold your extended tripod)4 Corner Brackets8 Bolts and Nuts8 Wood Screws8 Skateboard WheelsPVC Pipe 1. Attach the four corner brackets to the piece of wood using the wood screws. Trim the excess screws off with a saw.2. Attach two skateboard wheels to each of the brackets. (Remember to do this after attaching the brackets.)3. Place the wood platform with wheels on the PVC pipe.4. Place your tripod on the wood platform. Tape into place to firmly attach it. Add your camera to the tripod and you’re done.If you need to extend your rails, connect multiple pieces of PVC pipe together. It’s easier to transport shorter pipe with connectors, rather than trying to lug around and transport long pipes. Be sure to connect through the inside of the pipe to keep the dolly smooth.If the PVC pipe is thin and flexible, you can slice a short piece of PVC open and stick it in between two longer pieces.If the PVC pipe is thicker, get a smaller pipe to slide inside. You can use gaff tape to make a point for the pieces to connect.Now, like Sandberg said, this isn’t going to hold an ALEXA or studio camera. It’s great for mirrorless, DSLRs, or lightweight Blackmagic cameras.Now take Sandberg’s advice and go make movies, not excuses. Well, also make the dolly, too.You can download both of Sandberg’s posters here.Want more DIY filmmaking? Be sure to check out all of our DIY posts and keep up with the blog for more.last_img read more