first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scott scores 18 in Wizards’ win over short-handed Magic View comments LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I had the opportunity to coach Kyrie Irving at the same age, and he was similar like that before he got hurt,” Collins said, remembering a younger version of the NBA All-Star. “There was just a maturity to his game that he had. He knew how to change speeds. He looked like a veteran from day one and that’s how Trae is out there. He plays at his pace. He knows where he wants to go.“He looks like he really enjoys playing with these guys. It’s really fun to watch but not fun to play against.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkYoung burned Collins’ Wildcats for 25 points and 10 assists in the first half of a 104-78 win on Friday. The freshman finished with 31 points and 12 assists.It was another stellar night in a string of big games for the 6-foot-2 guard, who is bringing his hometown team back to national prominence. The Sooners struggled to an 11-20 record a year ago, but they look more like the team that went to the 2016 Final Four at the moment. 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Young leads the nation in scoring and assists. The Norman North High graduate has the locals buzzing, too. Friday night’s crowd of 11,259 was the biggest for a non-conference game at the Lloyd Noble Center since 2008, when Blake Griffin played for the Sooners.“When you’re winning, that’s the main thing,” he said. “This is fun. The crowd, it’s continuing to grow. They played a huge, huge role tonight. The way we jumped out right out the gates, you can just tell — this is the best time to be a Sooner.”Young scored 43 points in a win over Oregon. He had 29 points and 10 assists in a win over then-No. 3 Wichita State and 29 points and nine assists in a victory against then-No. 25 Southern California. But he really captured the attention of college basketball fans across the country when he tied an NCAA record with 22 assists against Northwestern State on Tuesday. He also had 26 points in the 105-68 win.“Obviously Trae’s ability to dictate and attack from the backcourt — that frees up a lot of other people,” Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger said. “Trae is shooting the ball well. Guys are comfortable making the extra pass. Moving the ball well. Good spacing. Making good basketball plays. They have done a good job of that.”Young shoots out beyond 25 feet with ease. He is fast and quick with rare court vision. It adds up to one difficult package for opponents.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals MOST READ “With how deep he can shoot it from, you have to extend out on him, and then it just opens the floor,” Collins said. “He does a great job. He changes speeds well and he is shifty. And so the moment you are kind of a little off balance, he does a great job getting into your body and kind of playing off your movements. He’s got incredible vision. I always knew he was an incredible scorer. But the one thing I think he is underrated is his ability to pass. I thought he made some great passes and found guys.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Oklahoma guard Trae Young celebrates after a fast-break basket against Northwestern during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Norman, Okla., Friday, Dec. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Tyler Drabek)NORMAN, Okla. — Trae Young is picking up admirers with every dynamic performance for No. 17 Oklahoma.Check out this testimonial from Northwestern coach Chris Collins.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

first_img“We should expand our bus system not try to retreat,” he said. About 40 bus lines across Los Angeles could see changes to service if the MTA’s recommendations are adopted. Five public hearings are taking place around Los Angeles through next week. Bus riders could see changes by June 24. Calling the service reductions a violation of civil rights, the Bus Riders Union rallied Wednesday at Wilshire Boulevard and Western Avenue against the moves. The Los Angeles-based civil-rights organization urged their rejection by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina, chairwoman of the MTA board of directors. (818) 713-3746160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VAN NUYS – Linda Guajardo often works late at Universal Studios and she counts on the MTA’s 155 bus line to get home. But if the line loses its late night and Saturday service – as proposed by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority – she’ll have to take a bus all the way downtown to get to her home in Burbank. “That’s the only bus I have to rely on now,” said the 61-year-old commuter. Guajardo was one of about 60 residents on Wednesday night at a public hearing inside the Marvin Braude Constituent Service Sector to discuss proposed changes to eight MTA bus lines across the San Fernando Valley. Decisions will be made this spring by the San Fernando Valley Service Sector, a community-based governance arm of the MTA. Hours on three routes could be reduced and another one canceled altogether because MTA officials said there aren’t enough daily passengers to justify their operating costs. Four other bus lines may be shortened and two new ones added. Twice a year, the MTA reviews its bus lines and makes recommendations for changes. Richard Hunt, general manager of the Valley Service Sector, said the agency could invest money from the low-performing lines into other MTA services. In addition, the MTA will study an express line that would run between the Pasadena Gold Line and North Hollywood’s Orange and Red Line hub, making few stops along the way. Sheldon Walter, 79, and his wife, Beverly, 70, take the 239 to church on Sundays. The bus line could lose midday and weekend service because the MTA says there are not enough passengers on board. last_img read more

first_imgBarcelona have not given up on signing Arsenal and Liverpool target Nolito – and will attempt to tie up a deal before the summer.The 29-year-old looked set to return to his former club Barca during January but they failed to agree a deal with Celta Vigo and his move fell through at the 11th hour.The news came as a boost to both Arsenal and Liverpool, who have reportedly tracked the striker all year.The forward has hit eight goals in 15 La Liga outings so far this term and the form has impressed both the English sides.But according to reports in Spain, Barcelona are ready to go back to Celta Vigo to discuss a move ahead of the summer transfer window.Luis Enrique remains a big fan of Nolito and is determined not to let the £14m-rated hotshot leave Celta for anyone other than Barca. 1 Nolito in action for Celta Vigo last_img read more

first_imgA man pulled out a knife in a shop and threatened a 7-year-old boy that he would cut off his tongue for misbehaving.John Boyce appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with having possession of a weapon. The court heard that the boy had been in McMahons Xtra Supermarket in Milford with his mother on July 24th last year and had been misbehaving.62 year-old Boyce was in the shop and pulled out a knife which had a two-and-half inch blade on it.He took out the knife and brandished it in front of the boy.Garda Sgt Gerard Dalton told the court that Boyce told the boy he could cut his tongue off with the knife.The boy’s mother then attended the Garda station and made a complaint to Gardai.The incident was also recorded on CCTV.Solicitor for the accused, Mr Patsy Gallagher, said his client had the knife in his pocket as he was a farmer and he used it for cutting the wrap from silage bales.He added that his client, of Upper Tullagh, Carrigart, had intended to help the boy’s mother as he was misbehaving in the shop.Judge Paul Kelly described the incident as “extraordinary.”He said “This child was seven years old. The fact that he took out a knife is extraordinary behaviour.”He adjourned the case for a probation and community service report.Man threatened to cut off boy’s tongue for misbehaving in shop was last modified: November 11th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:courtdonegalJohn BoyceknifeMilfordlast_img read more

first_imgAn Grianan Theatre is continuing its ongoing engagement with the works of our greatest local writer Brian Friel by presenting his 1994 play “Molly Sweeney”.And we have two pairs of tickets – one for each night of the show – to give away for free.The play tells the story of a woman who after being blind since the age of 10 months old, gets the opportunity to have her sight restored – 40 years later. Directed by Sean Mc Cormack, with local stalwarts Kieran Kelly, Donal Kavanagh and Jean Curran, the play is told through a series of monologues told by Molly, her husband and her doctor.Her ophthalmologist, Mr Rice, convinces Molly that he can give her surgery to restore her sight.As he was once one of the top four eye surgeons in the world, Molly and her husband Frank question why he is working in a rural hospital in Donegal and smells of whiskey.Molly consents to the surgery but will she realise too late that getting her sight back may in fact make her life worse? The play will run on Thursday and Friday the 22nd and 23rd of November and tickets are available through the box office at the An Grianan Theatre Letterkenny 074 91 20777 and www.angrianan.comTo win a pair of tickets simply answer this question – ‘Who wrote Molly Sweeney?’Send you answer by email including your name and telephone number to No cash alternative and all usual rules apply. Entries must reach us by tomorrow (WED) and we will announce the winners in the afternoon. Good luck! WIN FREE TICKETS FOR MOLLY SWEENEY AT AN GRIANAN was last modified: November 20th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:An Grianan TheatreMolly Sweeneylast_img read more

first_imgBride-to-be Nicola Howard is congratulated by candidate Ciaran Brogan today.Bride-to-be Nicola Howard kept her future husband waiting today as she did her civic duty and voted.Stunning Nicola from Letterkenny brought traffic to a standstill as she stopped off at Ballyraine National School.Nicola arrived with her bridal party including three bridemaids. While Nicola cast her vote, nervous groom Greg Fitzgerald was left waiting at the altar at the Church of the Irish Martyrs wondering where his bride was!Nicola told election staff that she has always voted and wanted to make sure not even her wedding day was going to stop up from doing so again.She met local election candidate Ciaran Brogan at the polling station and happily posed for pictures.However, she wouldn’t divulge whom she had voted for! She eventually did make it to the church to walk down the aisle.Mrs and Mrs Fitzgerald are now on their way to Radisson – where Greg works – and where they will dance the night away with their guests. BRIDE-TO-BE NICOLA TOPS THE POLLS ON HER WEDDING DAY! was last modified: May 24th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgJim McGuinness has revealed that he will continue to undertake his UEFA coaching badges so he can start to take training sessions with the Celtic first-team. Jim McGuinness has joined the Sky Sports GAA punditry team for the 2015 season.McGuinness enjoyed incredible success as a coach and manager with the Donegal GAA Senior team from 2011-2015.His professional approach within the Donegal set-up which focused significantly on the psychological aspect of sport didn’t go unnoticed outside of Ireland and that prompted Celtic to employ McGuinness as a Sports Performance Consultant in 2012. McGuinness was initially brought onboard to work with the Academy players, but Ronnie Delia quickly promoted him to work with the club’s first-team.Now it seems McGuinness wants to add to his skill set by undertaking his coaching qualifications so he can start participating in training sessions.He has already undergone a number of coaching courses with the FAI and now start his UEFA B course.McGuinness told Sky Sports, “I’ve really enjoyed working with Ronny (Deila) and the coaches, and that has also given me the opportunity to start doing my coaching badges, which will hopefully add a lot to the job I already do. “Then possibly, I can look at coaching the younger players in the academy parallel with doing my badges. I’m really enjoying it and I’m looking forward to starting my UEFA ‘B’ Licence in two weeks’ time.”“What I want to do at the moment is to use the badges to make myself better at my job,” he said.“I’ve been a coach and really enjoyed it, and I’d like to challenge myself in that area to see what I can do and offer. I’m going into it with an open mind.“I’m learning every day; the coaches at Celtic have been very good. They’ve given a couple of hours here and there in terms of their defensive structures, and the manager said he’s going to give me a couple of sessions too.“I’m looking forward to that and being around those types of people who can educate and develop you. Then it’s up to yourself to bring those concepts forward. We’ll see where it takes us.” MCGUINNESS ADMITS HE HAS A DESIRE TO BEGIN COACHING AT CELTIC was last modified: May 6th, 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:celtic fcCoachingdonegalHome-page SportJim McGuinnessnewslast_img read more

first_imgMan City defeated Man United 3-1 on Sunday (Photos by Agencies)1- Dortmund Have Surpassed Bayern Munich: Der Klassiker served up a monumental thriller in which Borussia Dortmund twice came from behind to eclipse champions Bayern Munich 3-2. Was it not for profligate finishing, Lucien Favre’s Black And Yellows could have whipped Robert Kovac’s Bavarians 6-3.Hard pressing Dortmund are hungrier, faster, more intense and more clinical than all Bundesliga rivals, Bayern Munich included. A first title since 2012 is on the cards.2- Manchester City Streets Ahead Of Liverpool: The contrasting nature of the two main Premier League title contenders’ victories points to another crown for Pep Guardiola’s trailblazers.While Liverpool made heavy weather of dispatching basement club Fulham 2-0, Manchester City played with verve in torpedoing record champions United 3-1. Liverpool, Chelsea and Spurs a huge deficit to fill.3- Sancho ready to start for Three Lions: Glad England boss Gareth Southgate has stuck with Jadon Sancho for the forthcoming internationals. Of course Sancho did impress in his brief cameo in the Three Lions 3-2 win over Luis Enrique’s La Roja in Seville.Southgate must now hand the Dortmund starlet his full debut.  Across Europe, no winger is blessed with better feet.  His stats for chance creation and goal involvement bear me out.Sancho has been impressive for Dortmund this season4- Open Primera Liga chance for Seville, Atletico Madrid:   The indifferent form of perennial Liga Santander favourites Barcelona (who fell 3-4 to Real Betis at Camp Nou) and Real Madrid is a window of opportunity for Pablo Marchin’s Seville and Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid to gatecrash the party.Seville are particularly playing a sweet brand of attacking football. To put up a sustained challenge, all they need is more belief.5- Fulham headed down: Before the English Premier League season commenced, I tipped Bournemouth and Cardiff City to go down.I left out Fulham because I felt the £100m cash splurge on transfers would transform the aesthetical newcomers into a mid-table side. Now I know better. Slavisa Jokanovic’s Cottagers are in such a wretched run, they’ve even lost their identity.Comments Tags: topTop Conclusionslast_img read more

first_imgOne would think an examination of DNA from fossils would track the animal’s geographical distribution as they evolved.  However, a study reported in PNAS1 failed to find any correlation in European mammals after the last glaciation.  Hofreiter et al. report:Here, we analyze mtDNA sequences from cave bears, brown bears, cave hyenas, and Neandertals in Europe before the last glacial maximum and fail to detect any phylogeographic patterns similar to those observed in extant species.  We suggest that at the beginning of the last glacial maximum, little phylogeographic patterns existed in European mammals over most of their geographical ranges and that current phylogeographic patterns are transient relics of the last glaciation.In other words, it may be impossible to deduce the animal’s geographic ranges from their assumed evolution, because “Cycles of retreat of species in refugia during glacial periods followed by incomplete dispersal from one refugium into other refugia during interglacial periods is likely to be responsible for the deep genetic divergences between phylogeographic clusters of mtDNA seen today.”1Hofreiter et al., “Evolution: Lack of phylogeography in European mammals before the last glaciation,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 10.1073/pnas.0403618101, published online Aug 18, 2004.Put on your thinking cap.  Could this evidence (or lack of it) be interpreted another way?  Does Darwinian theory provide any usefulness to story, other than to patch up an unmet expectation?(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

first_imgWhat tunes up an embryo’s ears before it hears its first sound?  A new study suggests that support cells in the cochlea, long thought to be inert, have a role in tuning up the hair cells during development.  Experiments by Dr. Dwight Bergles and a team at Johns Hopkins suggest that cells in a tissue called Kolliker’s organ produce artificial tones that the developing hair cells use to get ready for a lifetime of hearing.  According to Science Daily,Bergles acknowledges that his experiments beg the question of why a human or any animal would need to “hear” before birth.  He speculates that the ability to hear subtle differences, like the inflection in one’s voice, “requires a lot of fine-tuning based on where in the brain the nerves connect.  It could be that brief bursts of electrical activity in just a few nerve cells at a time help do that fine-tuning so the system works well.”The work was reported in Nature Nov. 1.1  Ian D. Forsythe, commenting on the paper in the same issue,2 said, “In the silence that precedes the onset of hearing in the developing auditory system, it seems that the cells of a transient structure known as K�lliker’s organ are capable of generating their own ‘virtual’ music.”    Kolliker’s organ runs alongside the organ of Corti, which contains the hair cells that respond to sound waves in the cochlear fluid.  Apparently, the cells of this organ are able to pump ATP into the hair cells which bind to glutamate receptors, – the same receptors used in hearing.  This effectively mimics the effects of sound waves with “artificial” chemical tones.    Forsythe explained that this is not random noise.  The tones are produced in a coordinated, controlled manner, to help the nerve cells develop a tone map in the brain before birth.  A more detailed explanation of this process is provided in footnote 3.3  See also EurekAlert.  David Tyler commented on the significance of this paper at Access Research Network.1.  Tritsch, Yi, Gale, Glowatzki and Bergles, “The origin of spontaneous activity in the developing auditory system,” Nature 450, 50-55 (1 November 2007) | doi:10.1038/nature06233.2.  Ian D. Forsythe, “Hearing: A fantasia on K�lliker’s organ,” Nature 450, 43-44 (1 November 2007) | doi:10.1038/450043a.3.  Forsythe, Ibid., “So what do these results mean for our understanding of hearing?  A prerequisite for experience-dependent adaptation is that the spontaneous activity should be elicited in a coherent or simultaneous manner, thereby defining a related population of nerve fibres.  The observed synchronized activity in IHCs across a distance of around 60 micrometres, or 6�10 IHCs [inner hair cells] (and desynchronization between more distant IHCs), supports the idea that this activity may have a signalling function in defining the association between adjacent regions of the organ of Corti (tonotopy).  Inevitably, this activity would cascade onto each subsequent higher level of auditory processing, moulding the development of the central auditory pathways and refining connectivity between the nerve-cell junctions, or synapses.    This process is important because in sensory regions of the brain, the afferent nerve fibres and their contacts with their target neurons maintain a topographic relationship with the peripheral sense organ through chemoaffinity mechanisms, which involve guidance molecules, and experience-dependent refinement.How would this be explained in Darwinian terms?  The reproducing adults would have only carried on this trait had it been a lucky mutation in the embryo.  But the embryo had no knowledge of the outside world yet, nor the type of sounds that would be necessary to detect for survival.  Evolution cannot look forward nor backward.  It can only respond to immediate stimuli.  To the embryo, an ATP leak into a hair cell would seem a mistake, like an alarm instead of a tuning fork.  And the adult of reproductive age, years later, could not have selected for this trait – it had to already be functional to provide a survival advantage.    Coming up with Darwinian stories after the fact is forced and superfluous.  Here is another observation of fine-tuning that rings out “design!”(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more