Caidic still got game

first_imgAllan Caidic. PBA IMAGESSan Miguel Beer leaned on Allan Caidic and Danny Ildefonso to carve out a 96-83 trouncing of Alaska in the “Return of the Rivals” benefit showcase on Sunday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Aptly called the “Triggerman,” the ageless Caidic shone when it mattered most. He uncorked four triples in the final period as San Miguel snuffed out Alaska’s ’comeback bid.ADVERTISEMENT Alaska dictated the pace behind the backcourt partnership of two-time MVP Willie Miller and 1996 MVP Johnny Abarrientos, who accounted for 20 and 11 points, respectively.Proceeds of the event that includes the Ginebra-Purefoods duel ongoing at press time will benefit the Samahan ng mga Dating Propesyonal na Basketbolista ng Pilipinas Foundation, Inc.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NBI, BIR , PNP raid Illegal cigarette factory run by Chinese in Pampanga Caloocan closing in on playoffs Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing 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 awardcenter_img Rio’s unsafe Olympic Park ordered closed by Brazilian judge Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES The 55-year-old Caidic, the Philippine Basketball Association’s 1990 Most Valuable Player who suited up for San Miguel from 1993 to 1998, led all Beermen with 26 points.After a lethargic first-half performance, Ildefonso made his presence felt in the third frame, conspiring with Denok Miranda to knot the game at 49. He went on to pour in 13 of his total 14 points in the second half.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Do you have painkillers?” Caidic, who still holds the PBA record for most triples (17) in a game, said in jest during the post-game chat.“We’re no longer used to man-to-man defenses that run for 12 minutes,” said Caidic.“It’s challenging on our part. But more than the result, more than the game, it’s about the solidarity of the players, the support of the fans.” Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Alfalit, LGM Target Blind, Physically Challenged Liberians’ Awareness on Ebola

first_imgPhase 3 of the Alfalit-Liberia and Liberia-Ghana Missions (LGM) Ebola virus outreach  have begun to undertake sensitization and awareness initiatives with the blind and physically challenged Liberians in Monrovia and its environs.In order to sustain the process, executives of Alfalit-Liberia and LGM last week Friday provided 26 bags of rice and several gallons of cooking oil valued at US$3500.00.Accordingly, a little over 126 blind and physically challenged Liberians in the Sinkor, Tubman Boulevard community were recipients of food rations and critically needed sanitation materials in Monrovia.During the 55-minute interactive encounter, the physically challenged and blind Liberians, including their dependants, were urged to take all precautionary measures being preached by health workers.The mobilization of the Sinkor and other areas of the blind and physically challenged Liberians was initiated and carried out by student Reilly Fallah of the Sinkor Blind Community in Monrovia.Coordinator Fallah has also mobilized the communities of Old Road, deaf and dumb schools and several other areas that critically needed sanitation and food assistance during these difficult times in the country.Speaking during the presentation of the rice and sanitation materials last week, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of LGM, Rev. Emmanuel J. Giddings, pointed out that their assistance was intended to respond to the socio-economic needs of the physically challenged Liberians.Rev. Giddings explained that the LGM and Alfalit-Liberia did not target the blind and physically challenged to find a solution to the Ebola crisis. However, the groups were included in the initiative so that they, too, could benefit.“Our assistance and contribution to the Ebola crisis in Liberia could be described as a small token that could enhance the critical needs of you, the blind and physically challenged Liberians in the country,” Rev. Giddings asserted. “Beware that I’m part of the physically challenged and the general disabled community due to the fact that I, too, spent sometimes in a wheel-chair and God has helped me to have the strength to walk again and interact with you,” Rev. Giddings told the beneficiaries.In earlier remarks, Alfalit-Liberia’s Program Officer George Stewart reminded the disabled Liberians that though all doors of education of are closed in the country at this time, it does not mean that the two donor organizations could not reach out to adult students in various communities.Mr. Stewart then disclosed that it was based on this vital calculation that the leaderships of Alfalit-Liberia and LGM decided to target the disabled community in the country.He also intimated that Reilly Fallah did an excellent job by identifying the critically vulnerable sector of the Liberian society for the humanitarian assistance during this critical period of the Ebola crisis.Mr. Stewart admonished the recipients to make use of the sanitation materials provided by the two groups in order to stay alive and contribute to the development, growth and progress of the country.In response, the Chairperson of the Sinkor physically challenged group, Lahai Gotumue, thanked Alfalit-Liberia and LGM staff for the food and sanitation materials.“We are indeed grateful that the LGM and Alfalit-Liberia have targeted the most vulnerable, marginalized, deprived and poverty stricken Liberians,” Mr. Gotumue stressed.“It is our fervent prayer that God will continue to bless the generous hands of the LGM and Alfalit-Liberia family so that their assistance will continue to reach us during and after these critical periods in the country,” Mr. Gotumue averred.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Deputies hit a Palmdale jackpot

first_imgPALMDALE – Sheriff’s deputies raided a Palmdale home Thursday where they found an elaborate marijuana growing operation. The bust netted approximately 1,000 plants, capable of producing millions of dollars worth of the drug each year, a Los Angeles County Narcotics Bureau detective said. Palmdale sheriff’s station Sgt. Kyle Bistine said information leading to a home in the 2400 block of Carolyn Drive was developed by a sheriff’s deputy earlier in the week. Two adults were arrested on suspicion of cultivation of marijuana, but officials hadn’t released any information on them by Thursday evening. Bistine said the home appeared to be used exclusively for the purposes of cultivating marijuana, noting an absence of beds or living-room furniture. He said it was not clear whether the suspects owned or rented the home. “It was a growing home,” he said. The home is part of a newly built subdivision that overlooks Highland High School. A sheriff’s deputy said those arrested would have faced more serious charges if the home were within 1,000 feet of the school. The marijuana cultivators rigged an electrical system that allowed them to bypass the home’s metering system while tapping into Southern California Edison’s power grid. This served two purposes, allowing them to save thousands of dollars in electrical bills, and more importantly, eluding the suspicion that growers typically draw by using high amounts of energy required for such elaborate cultivation. “Very sophisticated, it’s a really good setup,” narcotics Detective Ken Price said. “They’re not good housekeepers, because the place is a mess, but as far as the setup and the way they’ve got it going with the lighting and the timers and the watering, it’s a good setup. “They know what they’re doing.” A recent series of similar busts suggests that marijuana cultivation in the Antelope Valley could be a growing trend. Thursday’s bust was the sixth in the Antelope Valley in the past month, and the second in west Palmdale in two days. On Tuesday, sheriff’s deputies discovered approximately 200 plants in a west Palmdale home in the 3900 block of Evening Star Street. Bistine said there is no known connection between the two raids. A call from a neighbor who noticed suspicious activity in front of the Evening Star home triggered the early Tuesday morning raid. “They’re using houses in residential areas for these things,” Lt. Don Ford said. (661) 267-7802160Want 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

Mourinho slams Chelsea’s support, claiming Stamford Bridge is like an ’empty stadium’

first_img Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has launched an astonishing attack on the Stamford Bridge faithful following the Blues’ 2-1 victory against QPR.Goals from Oscar and Eden Hazard helped the west London side to all three points against Harry Redknapp’s side on Saturday afternoon.But the Portuguese chief has slammed the crowd, claiming he would rather play away matches at the moment.“Everyone knows how much I feel connected to this club and the fans,” he told talkSPORT. “At this moment it’s difficult for us to play at home though, because playing here is like playing in an empty stadium.“The team then starts playing like it’s a quiet, soft game at home. It’s difficult to get that strong start where the players, team and fans at Stamford Bridge [are all together].“I was today looking around and it was empty, but not in terms of people because it was obviously full. That’s what frustrating.” 1last_img read more

Tree trimmer killed while working

first_imgCERRITOS – A 31-year-old tree trimmer was killed while working on a 40-foot tree in Cerritos, authorities said today. Firefighters went to 13718 Lucas Lane, near Marquardt Avenue, at 8:23 a.m. yesterday in response to reports that a tree trimmer was stuck in a 40- foot tree, according to a Los Angeles County Fire Department dispatcher. The victim, who was strapped to the tree, was trying to cut the fronds when a whole clump of them slid down and pinned him to the trunk of the tree, L.A. County Fire Battalion Chief Chris Jackson told the Press Telegram. Rescuers at the scene heard a voice or grunt coming from the tree, but could not see the victim because he was hidden under the fronds, Jackson told the newspaper. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsTwo ladder trucks were brought to the scene but the victim was no longer communicating by the time firefighters reached him, the Telegram reported. Firefighters secured the victim with a harness, cut away his safety belt and lowered him by 11 a.m., Jackson told the newspaper. “He was wedged in there extremely tightly,” Jackson said. The victim, identified as Jose Angel Barajas of Anaheim, was pronounced dead at the scene, said Lt. John Kadas of the coroner’s office. last_img read more


first_imgVisitors plus residents of Moville and Greencastle came together on Glenburnie beach at Carnagarve on this evening with the sole intent of sending a strong united message to Irish Water and the Environmental Protection Agency.This is where a proposed sewage discharge pipe will enter the sea….with those behind admitting it will cover the coast with sewage at times of heavy rain.“It has no place in this idyllic setting,” said local campaigner Enda Craig. “Visitors and locals alike are dumbfounded at the lack of reasoning, logic and plain common sense regarding this proposal.“It is now high time that all local residents lobbied their political representatives and insisted this amazing series of golden pocket beaches are formally designated by Donegal Co Council to enable them to be safeguarded for all times.“These beaches, bathing waters and shore walk are this community’s most important local assets both economically and spiritually and must be guarded and protected at all costs from ill informed and ill advised bureaucratic decisions.“It could easily be described as a potential act of vandalism.” The CFCE would like to thank Deputy Padraig Mac Lochlainn TD, Cllr Jack Murray and Clr Albert Doherty for attending the gathering.Local Cllr Martin Farren was unable to attend and sent his apologies.PROTESTORS TAKE TO BEACH WHERE COUNCIL PLANS SEWAGE PIPE was last modified: July 24th, 2014 by John2Share 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:CarnagarvedonegalGreencastlemovillesewage protestlast_img read more


first_imgThe jacket which was found in Clones.Dear editor,I wonder if you could help me find the owner of a child’s jacket I found on the street in Clones on the way home from the Ulster Final by putting a notice up on your webpage.The jacket is a black O’Neill’s Donegal one for a child aged 9 to 10 and it was lying on the pavement on the Newtownbutler Road just across from the Creighton Hotel near the corner. I assume the child dropped it or it fell from a bag.There was a ticket stubb for a Juvenile for the O’Duffy Terrace in one of the zipped pockets and another not valuable item in the other pocket. If the correct person rings to claim it they will know what the other item is.Having 2 young boys myself I know the price of these and someone maybe disappointed enough to-day without losing their jacket also.You can give as much or little information in the notice as you see fit but please don’t disclose my name or email address, you can however give them my phone number 074 9736018 and to call after 6pm and the details that I live near Donegal Town in case that helps them to find a way to get the jacket back.I don’t know if I can trace the ticket as it’s for the terrace and there are no specific numbers on those only a barcode and a red 9 digit number in red on the back of it in the top corner.Thanks for your help, XXXXXXDID YOUR CHILD LOSE ITS FAVOURITE DONEGAL JACKET? was last modified: July 22nd, 2015 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

Super 8: URA FC require spots to take care of Proline, to contest 5th place

first_imgCromwel Rwothomio celebrates after scoring against Proline in the Pilsner Super 8 on Wednesday. (PHOTO/URA FC)Pilsner Super 8URA FC 1(5) – 1(4) Proline FCMandela National Stadium, Namboole Wednesday, 14-08-2019NAMBOOLE – Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) FC will tussle it out with Wakiso Giants FC for the 5th place in the Pilsner Super 8 2019.This was confirmed on Wednesday afternoon as the Tax Collectors defeated Proline FC 5-4 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in regulation time.January signing Cromwel Rwothomio handed URA FC the lead before Hamis Diego Kizza equalized for the visitors.In the game proper, URA showed their intentions to take control of the game as they exerted early pressure.They were rewarded inside 10 minutes when Rwothomio received a teasing cross from winger Brian Majjwega before heading into the back of the net, while unmarked in the area.With the game looking to have settled down as both sides traded possession, Proline equalized.Kizza who was signed as a free agent last month, volleyed in an Ajuna cross on 27 minutes to bring the scores at 1-1.Proline should have had a penalty in the second half but protest were waved away as Kizza was brought down in the area but that was as close as any one came to winning the contest.In the end, none of the teams could come up with another goal as the two sides went into penalties.In the shoot-out, URA converted all their spots as eventual man of the match-Saidi Kyeyune, Brian Majwega, Hudu Mulikyi, Dickens Kilama and Mikidad Ssenyonga all found the back of the net.For Proline, Joseph Madela, James Bagesa, Ibrahim Bonyo and Hakim Kiwanuka all scored but Nordin Bunjo missed his kick to hand the Tax Collectors victory.The result means URA will now take on Wakiso Giants, who defeated Tooro United 2-1 on Wednesday, to determine who finishes 5th and 6th.On the other hand, Proline will face Wasswa Bbosa’s side in a battle for 7th.The next Pilsner Super 8 game will see KCCA FC host Onduparaka to determine who marches onto the final, to face Vipers SC.Vipers defeated Mbarara City on penalties, last week.Comments Tags: Cromwel RwothomioHamis Diego KizzaKCCA FCMbarara Cityonduparaka fcPilsner Super 8proline fcTooro unitedtopURA FCvipers scWakiso Giantslast_img read more

How Useful Is Evolutionary Theory to Biology?

first_imgA favorite quote by evolutionists is the line by Theodosius Dobzhansky, “Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution.”  Why, then, do so many biological papers fail to mention evolution at all?  Indeed, many employ design language, sometimes with a sense of awe.  Here are more recent examples in which the E word was missing (or inconsequential) in the glare of amazement over complex design:Charged with pain:  Wounds generate electric fields that guide repair crews to the site.  Science Now got a charge out of this: “Talk about healing energy,” reporter Laura Blackburn challenged the faith healers.  “Every wound, from the tiniest scratch to the nastiest gash, generates an electric field that pulls in cells that help repair the damage.”Rotary switch:  A team publishing in PNAS1 discussed the ID Movement’s favorite biological toy, the bacterial flagellum.  They considered the switching mechanism that allows the propeller to go into reverse.  Their paper sounds like something out of Popular Mechanics: “Structure of FliM provides insight into assembly of the switch complex in the bacterial flagella motor.”Checkpoint, no Charlie:  M. Andrew Hoyt appreciates even more the way the cell uses checkpoints to make sure division occurs without error.  In Science2 he examined a new answer to how the cell switches this control on and off:Paradoxically, the mechanism responsible for separation of the chromosomes at anaphase itself creates chromosome attachments that the checkpoint would normally recognize in metaphase as improper.  Yet, the cell cycle proceeds naturally unimpeded; these improper chromosome attachments fail to activate the cycle-blocking activity of the spindle checkpoint after anaphase onset.  From a clever series of experiments reported on page 680 of this issue by Palframan et al., we now know why.  In anaphase cells, the actions of the spindle checkpoint are extinguished by the very same protein complex that previously was the target of its anaphase-inhibitory activity.Hoyt did also speak of “conserved” (i.e., unevolved) proteins of the spindle checkpoint, but had no other references to evolution.Stretchy Clots:  Another paper in Science3 examined the properties of fibrin, one of the principle ingredients in blood clots, and found that they have “extraordinary extensibility and elasticity.”Blood clots perform an essential mechanical task, yet the mechanical behavior of fibrin fibers, which form the structural framework of a clot, is largely unknown.  By using combined atomic force-fluorescence microscopy, we determined the elastic limit and extensibility of individual fibers.  Fibrin fibers can be strained 180% (2.8-fold extension) without sustaining permanent lengthening, and they can be strained up to 525% (average 330%) before rupturing.  This is the largest extensibility observed for protein fibers.  The data imply that fibrin monomers must be able to undergo sizeable, reversible structural changes and that deformations in clots can be accommodated by individual fiber stretching.Readers of the primary intelligent design book Darwin’s Black Box might remember the blood clotting system as one example Michael Behe used of irreducible complexity.When evolution is mentioned in papers dealing with complex, interacting systems in biology, the references often seem imprecise and incidental to the work that went into the research, as if tacked on as an afterthought.  For instance, R. John Ellis, writing in Nature July 27,4 described the details of the protein-folding chaperone complex, Gro-EL and Gro-ES.  After describing in some detail the specifications of these versatile molecular machines, noting that “both the size and surface charge of the cage are optimized to speed up the folding of several different types of chain,” he referred to evolution on only two places, both speculative, and both personifying natural selection as the wizard of technology:The size and surface properties of the cage represent an evolutionary compromise that helps the bacterial cell to produce functional proteins fast enough to survive in a competitive microbial world…..It is a testament to the ingenuity of natural selection that the chaperonin cage not only combats aggregation caused by crowding outside the cage but also uses crowding to accelerate protein folding inside the cage.  Nanoengineers trying to improve the yield of therapeutic proteins could profit from studying the tricks of the chaperonin nanocage.Go figure.1Park et al., “Structure of FliM provides insight into assembly of the switch complex in the bacterial flagella motor,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 10.1073/pnas.0602811103, published online before print August 1, 2006.2Palframan et al., “Anaphase Inactivation of the Spindle Checkpoint,” Science, 4 August 2006: Vol. 313. no. 5787, pp. 680 – 684, DOI: 10.1126/science.1127205.3Liu et al., “Fibrin Fibers Have Extraordinary Extensibility and Elasticity,” Science, August 2006: Vol. 313. no. 5787, p. 634, DOI: 10.1126/science.1127317.4R. John Ellis, “Protein folding: Inside the cage,” Nature 442, 360-362(27 July 2006) | doi:10.1038/442360a; Published online 26 July 2006.Evolution is a vacuous, religious faith that is doing nothing to advance our knowledge of the living world.  We’re going to keep showcasing examples like this to put the evidence behind that claim (see more in the 02/28/2006 entry).  The real work of science lies in examining the complexity of living things to find out how they work, why they work, and what we can learn from them.  Scientists and the public have been hoodwinked by the Darwin Party.  Charlie is the uninvited self-made guru standing on a soapbox on the sidelines, giving his useless spiel to gullible spectators, like the elderly vet the family learns to tolerate, who takes every opportunity to retell the story how he won the war single-handed.  The real work of science is being done by researchers who, intentionally or not, proceed as if intelligent design is true.  Does this mean that, despite Darwin Party claims, the scientific literature is replete with ID research?  Go: figure.(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Google’s Marissa Mayer Talks About Wave, Music Search and the Future of News

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#news#web Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting In an interview with TechCrunch editor Michael Arrington at LeWeb today, Google’s Marissa Mayer discussed some of the new product that Google announced over the last year, including the recent integration of real-time news streams into the default search pages, Google Music Search and Google Wave. Talking about the future of search, Mayer expects that people will soon do searches by talking to their phones, or through services like the newly announced Google Goggles.Going Beyond TextWhile Mayer expects the search market to continue to grow, she also thinks that a lot of additional growth can come from introducing new ways of searching the web. Translation and personalization are also a major issue for Google. Asked about SearchWiki – which Arrington considers a failure – Mayer said that Google wants to morph the user experience a bit, but didn’t go into any details.Regarding the Google Goggles and Google’s current dependency on text to power its search, Mayer noted that the application looks at more than just location data and image recognition algorithms. Speech recognition, however, is still easier to do for Google than image recognition.Mobile SearchTalking about mobile searches, Mayer said that the number of mobile searches doubled last year. Mobile searches make up slightly more than 5% of all of the search queries that Google processes.Chrome and the ChromeOSWith regards to Chrome, Mayer noted that Google wants to focus on the user experience with features like the new tab page. She described the ChromeOS as an anti-operating system. In total, Google sees “tens of millions of Chrome users,” though characteristically, Mayer did not go into any details.Google and the News MediaGoogle wants to increase users’ engagement with news. According to Mayer, if we were to reinvent the news today, it would look very different from what we know today. She cited Google Living Stories as an experiment that tries to reinvent the news for the 21st century.Currently, readers tend to come to articles from Google and only read one article. To increase engagement, Mayer wants to create more personalized services. In addition, she also thinks that newspapers can do a better job at keeping users on their sites. Why, for example, do most sites not offer links to related articles?The Future of NewsMayer’s vision of the future of news is a personalized stream of news that is portable. The personalization would take into account stories that your friends read, location and a knowledge of the topics a user is interested in. Asked about Rupert Murdoch, Mayer noted that Google partnered with MySpace to aggregate real-time status updates from MySpace users. She hopes that Murdoch will not pull all of his content out of Google.Surprisingly, Mayer didn’t completely deny that Google would be willing to pay publishers for their content.Music SearchMayer said that she was happy with Google Music as a start, especially because it includes song lyrics. Mayer sidestepped any discussion about the future of Google’s Music search feature.Google and Social NetworksAsked about Google Social Search, Mayer noted that search can help social networks by helping users to find experts in their circle of friends. Mayer noted that users are more likely to trust their friends when it comes to certain queries (snow conditions, for example). The perfect search engine would also be able to crawl private updates that a user is credentialed to see. Mayer also noted that Google might be able to help to create an authority ranking system for real-time updates from services like Twitter and Facebook.Google WaveArrington asked Mayer if users need to be trained better to understand Wave or if Google plans to tweak the experience. Permanent URLs are one of the features that Google plans to add. The fact that Google Wave doesn’t have critical mass yet is also hindering the experience. Some teams at Google are currently using Wave for their internal communication. Mayer did not make any announcement regarding the future of Wave.center_img frederic lardinois Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more