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La Salle bounces back, frustrates FEU

first_imgRivero split from the line to make it 75-73 for La Salle but his second attempt did not hit the rim allowing FEU to get possession without the clock ticking away precious seconds.Despite his late-game blunders, Rivero still led the Green Archers in scoring with 20 points while Ben Mbala had an 18-point, 17-rebound double-double.Substitute Jolo Go played quality minutes for La Salle finishing with 14 points, going 4-of-5 from deep, as he hit timely shots that prevented the Tamaraws from taking the lead in the fourth quarter.La Salle had a 60-49 lead early in the 4th quarter when FEU slowly chipped at it to make it a two-point game, 67-65, before Go scored five straight points to put the Green Archers up 72-65 at the 3:23 mark.Ken Tuffin led FEU with 14 points while Barkley Eboña handled his own against Mbala underneath with eight points and 13 boards.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Andrei Caracut stole Ron Dennison’s inbound pass that preserved the game for the Green Archers after Ricci Rivero committed a free throw violation that almost proved costly for the Green Archers.Rivero said they just had to stick to their team’s system of focusing first on defense instead of forcing their offense.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“The coaches just told us to just stuck to the system, because we get our offense through our defense,” said Rivero as La Salle scored 23 points off FEU’s 29 turnovers. “Everything I did on offense started from the team’s defense.”FEU scored five straight points in the last 2:28 to cut the deficit to just one, 74-73, with Prince Orizu jamming one home at the 2.2-second mark. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scenecenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Ready’ Jett Manuel joins PBA Draft Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson FILE PHOTO – Ricci Rivero. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDefending champion De La Salle avoided  back-to-back losses and dispatched Far Eastern University, 75-73, in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Green Archers, after losing to Ateneo 76-75, bounced back and improved to 6-2 to stay at second place while the Tamaraws dropped to 4-4 and barely clung on to the fourth spot.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Liberia’s ECOWAS Parliamentarians Highlight Progress, Challenges

first_imgLiberia’s ECOWAS Parliament delegation.In December Country ReportLiberian legislators at the ECOWAS Parliament have presented their Country Report,  on progress and challenges the country faced since its last report in May of this year.Presentation of country reports at the ongoing Second Ordinary Session of the Fourth Legislature by the various lawmakers from the 15 ECOWAS countries  is part of routine legislative activities at the level of the regional parliamentarian body.A release from the Liberian Embassy in Abuja says the December Country Report, presented yesterday covered the political and security situation in Liberia, the status of the implementation of the ECOWAS Community Levy, the ratification of community protocols and conventions, and the implementation of ECOWAS community programs.The Country Report also touched on Liberia’s status on the implementation of ECOWAS infrastructural and transportation policies and programs, the status of the ECOWAS macroeconomic program as it relates to the level of achievement of convergence criteria and sensitization activities carried out by parliamentarians.Montserrado County Representative Edwin M. Snowe, Jr. read the Country Report on behalf of the Liberian delegation. The members of the Liberian ECOWAS Parliamentarian Delegation are Montserrado County Senator George Manneh Weah, who is the head of the delegation and Nimba County Senator Prince Yormie Johnson. Others are Representative Jefferson Karmoh of Sinoe County, who is the Third Deputy Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, and Representative Haja Fatta Siryon of Bomi County.On Liberia’s political situation, the Country Report says that the situation is relatively cordial despite the current electoral process: “As we may know, Liberia conducted presidential and representatives elections on 10th October, 2017. Seventy-three members of the House of Representatives were elected.”The Report adds: “…..however, in keeping with the Constitution of the Republic of Liberia, for a candidate to be declared a winner for the presidency, the candidate must obtain not less than 50 percent plus one (50%+1) of the total votes cast. Of the twenty (20) candidates for the presidency, no one candidate reached such constitutional requirement.”The Report then commented on the ongoing legal process surrounding the electoral process, disclosing that the Liberian Supreme Court is expected this week with a ruling on the status of the stay-order it placed on the process last month following a complaint from the Liberty Party, which finished third in the first round of votes.“To this end, Liberians and the world are watching the legal process to see its logical conclusion. There has been a general atmosphere of calm among the parties and citizens,” a release quotes the Country Report.Relative to the draw down of the United Nations Missions in Liberia (UNMIL) a couple of months ago, the Report explains that the Government of Liberia through its relevant institutions that are responsible for dealing with security and combating terrorism, including the National Security Agency (NSA), the Ministry of National Defense and the Liberia National Police (LNP), have been working together to maintain peace and security.On the economy, the release quotes the Report as saying that the outlook of the “Liberian economy appears gloomy premised on the outcome of the presidential election and enhancement of investments in infrastructure developments as well as the implementation of agricultural programs.”The Report then adds that economic activities are expected to improve by the end of the first half of 2018.The Liberian legislators also included in their Country Report Liberia’s continuous implementation of its regional integration commitments within the framework of the ECOWAS Single Currency Program.Other aspects covered in the Report include the Status of Implementation of the Community Texts, Ratification of the Community Protocols and Conventions, Implementation of the Community Programs and Community Levy, and Liberia’s successful hosting of ECOWAS Mid-term Statutory Meetings between May and June of this year.The Country Report concludes that Liberia continues to make considerable progress on the regional front, achieving key deliverables, according to the release.The ongoing Second Ordinary Session of the Fourth Legislature of the ECOWAS Parliament which kicked off on November 21 will end on December 9, 2017.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

EXTREME ADVENTURE LAUNCH ‘GATEWAY TO HELL’ MUD RUN CHALLENGE!

first_imgEXTREME ADVENTURE have launched their BIGGEST, BADDEST, and TOUGHEST physical test yet with the introduction of the ‘GATEWAY TO HELL’ mud run challenge!Are you one of those competitive types when it comes to fitness or do you just like mucking around? The ‘GATEWAY TO HELL’ Mud Run Challenge is coming to the north-west and you can be a part of it.It’s an entertaining endurance event that will take place at Extreme Adventure at the Old Foundry, Lurgy, Letterkenny on Saturday, July 18th.Extreme Adventures, formerly Letterkenny Paintballing, are offering both a 5k and 10k course for those who dare sign up to get waist-deep for parts of the day,Both courses offer an array of testing obstacles that must be negotiated, with some tricker and certainly stickier than others. Entrants can take things at their own pace should they wish and if not, there will be a time clock in operation for those looking to keep a record or have competition among their group.Whether you want to run or walk your given course, that’s up to you! Either way, prepared for some sliding, slipping, slumping, skipping and sludging.Successfully complete the ‘GATEWAY TO HELLMud Run Challenge and you will have rightly earned the right to wear your very own t-shirt.All entrants will receive their free event t-shirt at the event.There are refreshments after at the event, a hot buffet and a free drink in The Orchard Bar in the evening, as well as a pass to The Pulse Nightclub, Letterkenny, if you still have the energy to party on.‘GATEWAY TO HELL’ can be used as a personal achievement, team building exercise or why not run for a charity, local club or organisation of your choice? Extreme Adventure will provide sponsorship cards for those who wish to complete the course and raise money for a local charity or for a local club.To register, please see http://www.extremeadventure.ie/gateway-to-hell/ or for further information please call (074) 9128086 or email info@extremeadventure.ieEXTREME ADVENTURE LAUNCH ‘GATEWAY TO HELL’ MUD RUN CHALLENGE! was last modified: June 16th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:EXTREME ADVENTUREFeaturesGATEWAY TO HELLnewsNoticesSportlast_img read more

MOUNT ERRIGAL HOTEL CHALKS UP A HAT-TRICK OF AWARDS

first_imgStaff at the Mount Errigal Hotel Letterkenny are celebrating after receiving a  a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award – for the third year running.The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide.Only the top-performing 10 percent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award. To qualify for a Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor, and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months.Carolynne Harrison, Sales & Marketing Manager of the Mount Errigal Hotel is delighted to have received this award for the third year running.She said: “We are especially delighted because we have to work much harder to maintain our high score due to the sheer volume of guests we have through our doors, Tripadvisor’s scoring system is a lot easier for quieter hotels, meaning that unfortunately, quieter hotels may rank higher, for every 1 good review they get, we might need 20 to compete due to the ratios.”Reaction “TripAdvisor is delighted to celebrate the success of businesses around the globe, from Sydney to Chicago, Sao Paulo to Rome, which are consistently offering TripAdvisor travelers a great customer experience,” said Alison Copus, Vice President of Marketing for TripAdvisor for Business.“The Certificate of Excellence award provides top performing establishments around the world the recognition they deserve, based on feedback from those who matter most – their customers.” MOUNT ERRIGAL HOTEL CHALKS UP A HAT-TRICK OF AWARDS was last modified: June 16th, 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:MOUNT ERRIGAL HOTEL CHALKS UP A HAT-TRICK OF AWARDSlast_img read more

Drake Rallies to Defeat Iowa State, 3-2

first_img Full Schedule Roster Watch Live Illinois State 4/14/2017 – 9 PM Live Stats The Valley on ESPN3 DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University softball team defeated in-state rival Iowa State, 3-2, Tuesday night at Buel Field behind a stellar performance in the circle and at the plate by junior Kailee Smith (Murrieta, Calif.) Smith improved to 11-13 on the season after she pitched seven innings, giving up two runs on six hits and striking out four batters while walking one. Smith hit a RBI double in the fifth inning, scoring freshman Sarah Maddox (Henderson, Nev.) to take a 3-2 lead.center_img Drake loaded the bases in the first inning but two back-to-back strikeouts ended the inning to three runners stranded. Kelsey McFarland singled to scored two runs to give Iowa State a 2-0 lead in the third inning. Preview Next Game: Freshman Abby Buie (Gardner, Kan.) answered in the bottom of the third with a single before sophomore Taryn Pena (Columbia, Ill.) singled to score Buie. With two outs in the fourth inning, sophomore Kennedy Frank (Chesterfield, Mo.) and freshman Mandi Roemmich (West Des Moines, Iowa) had back-to-back walks before a crucial error by Iowa State on a ball hit by Buie that allowed Frank to score and tie the game at 2-2. The Bulldogs return to Missouri Valley Conference play this weekend with a three-game series against Illinois State on April 14 and 15. Drake faces the Redbirds on Friday with a doubleheader scheduled to start at 2 p.m. before concluding the series Saturday with a single game at 12 p.m.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

People Doing Science, Sometimes Badly

first_imgHarvard historian of science Steven Shapin has a really long subtitle for his latest book, but it reveals all.  The title is very short: Never Pure.1  Here’s the long subtitle: “Historical Studies of Science as if It Was Produced by People with Bodies, Situated in Time, Space, Culture, and Society, and Struggling for Credibility and Authority.”  Now you know what it is about.    Shapin’s book tries to “naturalize” science – to show that it is inextricably wound up with human nature and human history, explained Robert E. Kohler in his review of the book for Science magazine.2  Science is not some pure entity out in space.  “Naturalizers offer us instead a vision of science as a cultural activity that is an integral element of the societies in which it is practiced, and whose basic mores and conventions it shares,” Kohler explains.  “To understand the science of a time and place, one must understand the society whose way of knowing it is.”    Kohler, in the Department of History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania, enjoyed the thought-provoking book and respects the author, but he tried at the end to hang on to some scientific realism – the view that science provides a more-or-less objective measure of external reality.  He thinks Shapin throws out the baby with the bath water and knocks down some straw men.  “I think there was in fact a scientific method—just not what its later advocates and deconstructors said it was,” he said.  “I also believe that ‘pure science’ realistically describes the science most valued in the first, academic, market for career scientists.”  But he could not deny that Shapin’s trenchant analyses of science as actually practiced by real people in history have “lasting power to inform and provoke” the beliefs of scientific realists.    The Climategate controversy (11/26/2009, 03/04/2010, 05/13/2010, 02/18/2010) provides an opportunity to test Shapin’s views.  This strident debate, pitting an intransigent consensus against conspiracy-theory bloggers, with a range of positions between the extremes, and the future of the globe and the wealth of nations at stake, is perhaps the clearest recent example of science’s inescapable dependence on human frailty.  There’s plenty of fodder for the fires on both sides.    A revealing look into the state of “science as if it was produced by people” is shown in Michael Lemonick’s news feature, “Climate heretic: Judith Curry turns on her colleagues,” from Scientific American (published online by Nature News).  It’s the story of a prominent meteorologist at a prestigious university going over to the “dark side” of the anti-consensus view after her pro-consensus paper was criticized, she thought legitimately, by climate skeptics.  Lemonick, a former science writer for Time Magazine and a senior science writer at Climate Central, a nonprofit, nonpartisan climate change think tank, portrayed two storylines about Curry: the peacemaker, trying to bring understanding between both sides, and the dupe – “someone whose well-meaning efforts have only poured fuel on the fire.”  Lemonick, who worries about the fate of the planet if something is not done, is not sure which is the correct storyline.  Notice that both have intense human elements:In a sense, the two competing storylines about Judith Curry—peacemaker or dupe?—are both true.  Climate scientists feel embattled by a politically motivated witch hunt, and in that charged environment, what Curry has tried to do naturally feels like treason—especially since the skeptics have latched onto her as proof they have been right all along.  But Curry and the skeptics have their own cause for grievance.  They feel they have all been lumped together as crackpots, no matter how worthy their arguments.  The whole thing has become a political potboiler, and what might be the normal insider debates over the minutiae of data, methodology and conclusions have gotten shrill.  It is perhaps unreasonable to expect everyone to stop sniping at one another, but given the high stakes, it is crucial to focus on the science itself and not the noise.But is there such a thing as “the science itself” when it must be mediated by human beings?  Lemonick’s assumption of scientific realism cannot avoid the very issues of Shapin’s naturalist/historicist vision apparent in Lemonick’s own article: how are scientific facts determined?  What should scientists do with uncertainty?  What is the role of a consensus?  How does science convince a wary public?  How do political dynamics influence science?  How does a skeptic of the consensus avoid the stigma of being branded a heretic? 1.  Never Pure: Historical Studies of Science as if It Was Produced by People with Bodies, Situated in Time, Space, Culture, and Society, and Struggling for Credibility and Authority by Steven Shapin, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD, 2010. 564 pp. $70. ISBN 9780801894206. Paper, $30. ISBN 9780801894213.2.  Robert E. Kohler, “History of Science: A Naturalizer’s Vision,” Science, 22 October 2010: Vol. 330. no. 6003, pp. 450-451, DOI: 10.1126/science.1196506.That’s all we need – another use of the word naturalist.  Riddle: What is a naturalist naturalist naturalist naturalist?  Answer: A materialist who worries about human cultural affects on science while categorizing wildflowers and munching an organic banana.  When using the equivocal word natural, be sure to define your terms.    These issues are crucial for understanding the origins debate.  While CEH does not take a position on the human-caused global warming controversy, issues of philosophy of science and history of science deeply infect the origins debate as well.  One cannot understand evolutionary theory and the behavior of its consensus supporters and outsider critics without taking into account “science as if it was produced by people with bodies, situated in time, space, culture, and society, and struggling for credibility and authority.”(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

NHRC notice to Gujarat govt over attack on Dalit man in Rajkot

first_imgThe National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday sent a notice to the Gujarat government over the beating to death of a Dalit ragpicker in Rajkot district on May 20. Taking suo motu cognisance of a media report, the NHRC issued a notice to the Chief Secretary asking for a detailed report on the incident as well as on the steps taken to provide relief for the affected. A 40-year-old Dalit ragpicker was allegedly beaten to death in Shapar village over the issue of picking up scrap materials. The victim, his wife and an acquaintance were picking up rags near a factory when five unidentified people from the factory got into an argument and beat the three. After the attack, the two women left, while the man was held. When the women returned with some people, they found the man on the ground. They took him to a hospital, where he was declared dead on arrival. A case of murder has been registered. The NHRC observed that the media report, if true, raised serious issues of violation of the human rights of the victims.last_img read more

IPL 2016: Mahendra Singh Dhoni likely to get more support than home team Gujarat, says Suresh Raina

first_imgGujarat Lions skipper Suresh Raina said Pune Supergiants captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be quite popular among the fans at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, where the two debutant teams will meet today in Match 6 of the Indian Premier League 2016. .”Dhoni is a cricketer, who gets support from every corner of the country but we too have some cricketers, who are popular in India and in Gujarat” he said.Asked about local boy, Raina said that Jadeja had given the team some useful tips regarding the ground and pitch condition.Ravindra Jadeja, who will be playing for his home side today impressed in Gujarat’s five-wicket win against KingsXI Punjab on Monday..Raina also said that his side was confident of playing positive cricket against Dhoni’s side today.Raina was part of the Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings, now a suspended IPL franchise, for eight years and it will be for the first time that he will play against his ex-captain.”We (Gujarat Lions) have started new season with a new team on a positive note after winning the first game. And we will play positive cricket against the opposition in tomorrow’s game,” Raina told reporters at the pre-match conference on Wednesday.”Gujarat Lions is a team from Gujarat and we all are excited about the crowd support for us,” he said.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

Beetroot juice before exercise may make your brain younger

first_imgNew York, Apr 19 (PTI) Drinking beetroot juice supplement before working out makes the brain of older adults perform more efficiently, mirroring the functions of a younger brain, a new study claims.Researchers from Wake Forest University in the US studied about 26 men and women aged 55 and older who did not exercise, had high blood pressure and took no more than two medications for high blood pressure.The participants drank a beetroot juice supplement called Beet-It Sport Shot, three times a week for six weeks, one hour before a moderately intense, 50-minute walk on a treadmill.Half the participants received Beet-It containing 560 milligrammes of nitrate, the others received a placebo Beet-It with very little nitrate.When you exercise, the brains somatomotor cortex, which processes information from the muscles, sorts out the cues coming in from the body. Exercise should strengthen the somatomotor cortex, researchers said.So, combining beetroot juice with exercise delivers even more oxygen to the brain and creates an excellent environment for strengthening the somatomotor cortex.Post-exercise analysis showed that, although the study groups had similar levels of nitrate and nitrite in the blood before drinking the juice, the beetroot juice group had much higher levels of nitrate and nitrite than the placebo group after exercise, researchers said.Beets contain a high level of dietary nitrate, which is converted to nitrite and then nitric oxide (NO) when consumed.Nitric oxide increases blood flow in the body, and multiple studies have shown it can improve exercise performance in people of various ages, researchers said.advertisement”Nitric oxide is a really powerful molecule. It goes to the areas of the body which are hypoxic, or needing oxygen, and the brain is a heavy feeder of oxygen in your body,” said W Jack Rejeski of Wake Forest University.”We knew, going in, that a number of studies had shown that exercise has positive effects on the brain. But what we showed in this brief training study of hypertensive older adults was that, as compared to exercise alone, adding a beet root juice supplement to exercise resulted in brain connectivity that closely resembles what you see in younger adults,” Rejeski said.The study was published in the Journals of Gerontology: Medical Sciences. PTI APA SAR SARlast_img read more