Irving, Celtics beat skidding Kings for 6th straight

first_imgWarren has career-high 40, Suns rally to beat Wizards Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? “This is about where we’re going to be two years from now. I have to look at it in a broader lens on a day-to-day basis.” “Despite these losses, I think we’re playing better. We’re moving the ball, playing with each other,” Hield said. “It can mentally break you down. We’ve just got to be mentally strong each and every day.”Boston led 58-45 at halftime and took complete control early in the third quarter, pushing it to 66-47 on Irving’s second 3-pointer in the opening two minutes.Brown hit consecutive 3-pointers 27 seconds apart during a 17-2 run that made it 87-56 late in the third. Irving had seven points during the spree, including his third from beyond the arc in the quarter.The Celtics led 89-60 after three.TIP-INSADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “Kyrie and (Al) Horford are going to draw so much attention, especially Kyrie,” Brown said. “I’m just licking my chops anytime they double-team Kyrie. I’m just trying to be as ready as possible to take the pressure off them.”Irving also scored 22 for the Celtics, who posted their 11th consecutive win over the Kings in Boston, dating to their last loss on Jan. 19, 2007. Terry Rozier added 12 points, and Daniel Theis had 10 points with 10 rebounds.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“You know what was interesting? I thought that he only took eight shots, but obviously 22 points on eight shots is great,” Boston coach Brad Stevens said about Brown. “I thought that he took all the right ones.”Buddy Hield scored 17 points and Zach Randolph 16 for the Kings, who lost their sixth in a row — the last three by an average of 24 points. 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 LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving (11) shoots over Sacramento Kings’ George Hill (3). APBOSTON — Jaylen Brown has already figured out he’ll receive a lot less attention from opposing defenses when he’s on the floor with Kyrie Irving. Brown has also realized he’ll get some open shots, too.center_img Brown scored 22 points on 7-of-8 shooting in three quarters, and the Boston Celtics coasted past the skidding Sacramento Kings 113-86 on Wednesday (Thursday Manila time) for their sixth straight victory.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny MOST READ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kings: Have been held to 100 points or fewer in four of their seven losses. . Sacramento was outrebounded 52-26 and shot only 43 percent. “We just struggle to score,” coach Dave Joerger said. “When you play a team that can score, sometimes that inability lets them be even more free and more loose.”Celtics: F Marcus Morris, who has not played this season due to a sore left knee, worked “really hard” on Wednesday and the team expects to see him play “sooner than later,” Stevens said. Morris is scheduled to go on the upcoming road trip.HAYWARD UPDATEStevens talked about star Gordon Hayward’s progress from a gruesome broken left ankle suffered in the team’s opener at Cleveland.“He’s going to be in a boot for however long,” the coach said. “It’s going to be a while before he’s allowed to put any weight on it.”Stevens said Hayward is in “good spirits” and “has been doing his chair shooting every day.”The injured forward has visited the team’s practice facility a few times.STAY CALMJoerger talked about the need to stay positive before the game despite his team’s rough start.“I try not to hit them over the head every timeout, being negative,” he said, breaking into a smile. “Very rarely have I lost it this season, which I think you can do twice a season — you can go temporarily insane. View commentslast_img read more

All-star John Wall returns as Wizards trump Hornets

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters “I just think turnovers killed us,” Howard said as Charlotte had 17 turnovers compared to 11 for Washington. “I want to say so much that it was John Wall coming back, but I think it was just turnovers.”Nine different Wizards — including Wall — had at least one steal.“Their defense is aggressive,” Hornets coach Steve Clifford said. “That was the difference in the game.”Trailing 51-50 at the half, Washington outscored the Hornets 37-23 in the third quarter and never looked back. Bradley Beal scored 14 points in the third, while Mike Scott had 11 of his 15 points in the quarter.Wall had five assists and the Wizards assisted on 12 of 14 shots in the third.Asked afterwards if he was in pain after playing for the first time in two months, Wall responded: “I’m cool.”Brooks said Wall would not play Sunday in Chicago, avoiding a back-to-back so early in his return.OUT LIKE A LAMBCharlotte reserve guard Jeremy Lamb missed his second game of the season with left foot soreness. Lamb, who leads the Hornets bench with 13.1 points per game, had averaged 17.6 points in the previous three meetings with Washington, including 24 on Nov. 22. The Hornets lost the only other game Lamb missed this season, on Dec. 9 against the Lakers.TIP-INSHornets: Howard had his 48th double-double of the season. … Walker picked up a technical foul in the fourth quarter. … Treveon Graham’s 0-for-2 trip to the foul line in the middle of the fourth quarter earned all in attendance a free fast food chicken sandwich.Wizards: Markieff Morris had three points and three rebounds in nine first-quarter minutes but was then ruled out with flu-like symptoms. … Kelly Oubre Jr.’s 3-pointer in the fourth quarter snapped a streak of 21 straight misses from deep over five games. Oubre finished the game with nine points, going 1 of 9 from deep.UP NEXT Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism The Wizards went 15-12 without Wall, but had lost four of five to slip into sixth place in the Eastern Conference, just a half-game ahead of both Miami and Milwaukee entering Saturday.“We don’t know who we play and we really don’t care who we play. We just want to play well going into the playoffs,” Brooks said.The Wizards would currently match up with LeBron James and third-place Cleveland.Wall had averaged 19.4 points and 9.3 assists in 37 games before the injury.Dwight Howard had 22 points and 13 rebounds for the Hornets, who have now lost two straight after winning four in a row. Kemba Walker finished with seven points, just the fourth time this season the All-Star failed to reach double figures.ADVERTISEMENT Messi keeps Barcelona’s unbeaten run alive in La Liga MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victimscenter_img Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) looks on during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets, Saturday, March 31, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)WASHINGTON — Washington coach Scott Brooks was excited to have his “Ferrari” back. Now the Wizards will ride into the playoffs at full strength.All-star John Wall had 15 points and 14 assists in his first game in two months, Otto Porter Jr. had 26 points and 11 rebounds, and the Wizards beat the Charlotte Hornets 107-93 on Saturday to clinch their fourth playoff berth in five seasons.ADVERTISEMENT In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery LATEST STORIES Hornets: Return home to face Philadelphia on Sunday. Charlotte is 0-3 against the Sixers this season.Wizards: Visit Chicago on Sunday to begin a three-game trip.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback “That Ferrari is pretty good,” Brooks said referring to Wall. “He got a lot of open shots for a lot of players. That’s what he does at the highest level in the league.”Wall, who last played on Jan. 25 and had left knee surgery six days later, made his first shot of the game — a 3-pointer from the top of the key — and played 33 minutes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“It was good to see my first shot go in,” Wall said.Bradley Beal scored 22 points and hit 6 of 8 3-pointers as the Wizards tied a franchise high with 18 made shots from deep. Washington beat Charlotte for the first time in four tries this season. 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Awareness Campaign in Liberia Helps Limit Ebola Stigma

first_imgSebastian Dean sits in front of his house in Liberia’s Cow Field Community, in Paynesville, on the outskirts of Monrovia, watching his children play soccer with other neighborhood children.Dean, 38, a nurse, and his family were among the more than 150 people who had been quarantined for 21 days after having come into contact with a 15-year-old boy, Nathan Gboto, who died from Ebola last month.All those quarantined were found free of Ebola and were released from the quarantine center on December 11. They have been reintegrated into their community.Fears of stigmaDespite initial fears of stigma, Dean said he and his family was welcomed back into the community — a stark change from last year when fear, lack of education and community resistance left survivors and victim contacts ostracized.“My friends, brothers, whosoever, everybody [is] coming around. It was necessary and they highly welcomed us,” he said. “Community people; actually, the community. I even thank the community chairman, the community people, every one of them. I mean, they work in line with us and, today, we are all living happily, no stigmatization.”More than 10,000 people have contracted Ebola since the outbreak began in 2014 and more than 4,000 died.For a long time, many survivors and the families of victims were shunned and ostracized, due to fear of the virus.But now, things have begun to change, they say.AwarenessCow Field Community Chairman Thomas Pluato said upon hearing that his community was affected, he and his neighbors worked to create awareness on stigmatization.“We were very happy to have received them from the ETU (Ebola Treatment Unit). … I performed the welcoming ceremony by becoming the first person to shake all of [their] hands,” Plauto said. “Normally, when you are pronounced [an] Ebola survivor or patient, it stigmatizes you. But since we are getting to understand what Ebola is and how it works and what are the preventive measures, so we thought it wise that we cannot get the Ebola from them when they have already been pronounced survivors,” he said.Dr. Mosoka Fallah of Liberia’s Ministry of Health said he has been working with the community to show them that stigma is not helpful.“We have learned a lot about the dark episode of the Ebola crisis. There have been some good things we can look back to. The community perception has changed a lot and it is in our favor,” Fallah said. “To work with that and the experiences we learn from Ebola can be used to attackother essential health issues in our country. The communities are resourceful. We need to take advantage of that to address health issues and other things.”Liberia is again waiting for a 42-day incubation period to end in order to be declared Ebola-free… for the third time.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgThe coastal cancer challenge which takes place on the 20th July in Dunfanaghy is already attracting large interest.The event which was run for the first time last year involves a 12k run around McSynes gun loop, a 2 km kayak from Dunfanaghy to Portnablagh, a 24k cycle to Muckish via Ards Forest Park, a 3km Hike up Muckish mountain and a 18k cycle back to Dunfanaghy. Speaking during the week chairman Boyd Robinson said he was delighted with the interest so far.“Last year we had 130 individuals and 50 teams and we look like we are going to greatly exceed this year.“Entries are coming in from all over we have three entries from the Netherlands, entries from Germany and one entry from New York as well as several UK athletes competing,” he revealed.The race was a massive success last year raising over €12,000 for the nominated charities and hopefully this year we will exceed this. All the details can be got on the website ENTRIES GROWING FOR DONEGAL’S COASTAL CANCER CHALLENGE was last modified: July 4th, 2013 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:COASTAL CANCER CHALLENGEDongegallast_img read more


first_imgNovember was another good month for Donegal sport as 2013 draws to a close with many of the achievers expected to figure among the nominees for the 38th Donegal Sports Star Awards.The ceremony which takes place on Friday, January 31st in the Mount Errigal Hotel.There were two world winners in November with Letterkenny’s Sammy Wasson being crowned World Powerlifting Champion at the finals in Glasgow while close to home in Derry Natalie McCarron once again demonstrated her class by winning a fourth professional world kickboxing title in Derry. Wasson was competing in the Master 1 (38-44 years) in the 75kg class produced a deadlift of 200 kilos to clinch the world title. The Donegal Sports Star Award judging panel will soon be sitting down to sift through a huge volume of nominations for a remarkable 38th presentation function.Letterkenny soccer star Ciara Grant is an award contender after she scored a spectacular goal to help Raheny Utd to Umbro FAI Women’s Senior Cup final glory at the Aviva Stadium thanks to a 3-2 extra-time time win over Castlebar Celtic.Alexander Tinney, Ben Wallace and Luke Witherow were members of the Ulster U-16 hockey team which won the national inter-provincial competition. Witherow scored four times in the three games including two in the final against Leinster as Ulster retained their title with a big 6-1 victory.The was big swimming successes in November with the senior girls from Loreto Letterkenny winning the Senior Freestyle Relay at the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin at the annual Inter Loreto Schools Swimming Gala. The team included Ellen Doherty, Emma Harvey, Niamh McHugh and Emma Vaughan. Individually Emma Harvey won silver in the Backstroke, Ellen Doherty bronze in the Breaststroke, Niamh McHugh silver in Freestyle and Emma Vaughan silver in the Intermediate Breaststroke.The Junior Relay team of Emma Tinney, Sinead O’Kane, Cara Nulty and Eadaoinn Kelly came third and received bronze medals. Cara Nulty also took a bronze in the individual Breaststroke.At the Ulster Grammar Schools Swimming Championship Finals in Ballymena, St. Eunan’s College fourth year student Leon Vaughan retained his Backstroke title with an impressive win in the final. There were also silver medals for Brian Diver, Jonathon Martin, Oliver Lee and Gavin Cox in the U-16 Freestyle and Medley Relays.Undoubtedly one of the athletic highlights of the month was the news that Mark English was named as track and field athlete of the year at the national athletics awards at the Crown Plaza in Dublin. And Lifford AC were named Development Club of the Year at the same awards ceremony.On the international circuit in Antwerp, Belgium Lifford AC’s Anne-Marie McGlynn finished a magnificent seventh at the Lotto Cross Cup Cross Country Championships. Anne Marie also finished fourth in the women’s section at the National Inter Counties Cross Country Championships in Dublin putting her on the Irish team for the European Championships in Belgrade along with Maria McCambridge (5th) and Ruairi Finnegan who was second in the U-20s at the same national competition. And on the same day Finn Valley’s Aaron McGlynn won gold in the U-14 section while the Donegal women’s team of McGlynn, Teresa McGloin, Catriona Devine, Catherine Dooher (all Finn Valley) and Fionnuala Diver (Letterkenny AC) finished second just behind Dublin and ahead of Cork.At the annual Cross-Country international in Cardiff Kieran Carlin (Finn Valley) and Pauric McKinney (Inishowen AC) were members of the Irish Masters team who came second while Mary Martin (Finn Valley) was part of the Irish team who took silver in her section.Back at home the talented Loreto Convent Letterkenny athlet Arlene Crossan won a national multi-event title at the Irish Schools Finals in Athlone. Sarah Collins helped her Providence Rhode Island College to a couple of big US successes in November while she finished third at the American Regional Cross-County Championships in the Bronx, New York.A former overall Donegal Sports Star Award winner Stranorlar’s Gary Murray won the Donegal Senior Cross-Country Championships in Carndonagh in his first competitive outing in over three years. Finn Valley won both the male and female team sections with silver going to both Inishowen teams. Finn Valley’s Teresa McGloin took the women’s title. On the second Sunday of the month Letterkenny AC took a team bronze at the Ulster Novice Cross-County Championships at Gransha in Derry. Also in Gransha the Rosses AC ladies team took silver and the Finn Valley women took bronze. There was also bronze for the Inishowen U-11 Girls.Drimarone man Shaun Gallagher (Finn Valley AC) was appointed by the European Athletics Board to be an international technical official for the European Olympic Youth Trial in Azerbaijan next June. In badminton Chloe Magee was beaten in the quarter-finals of the Bitburger Grand Prix Gold in Germany by the number one seed from Thailand.In the ring on the first day of November Thomas ‘The Hitman’ Mongan claimed his first men’s title when he took the 54kg Ulster Intermediate title at the Docker’s Club in Belfast. At the same championship Paul Kelly from Twin Towns won his Light Heavyweight final.There was defeat for both Carndonagh’s Liam Callaghan and Brett McGinty of St. Johnston (Oakleaf BC Derry) at the European Junior Championships in Russia. On the bike Errigal Cycling Club’s PJ Doogan from Gortahork was invited to join the FBD 2020 Talent Team for 2014. It is a high performance squad that was set up with the aim of preparing the best Irish youth cyclists to be genuine medal contenders in the 2020 Olympic Games.Errigal CC also had four girls Ciara Doogan, Shauna McFadden and Amy and Oral Harkin in Holland for an Irish Cycling organized training camp with the 2020 Talent Team. The main winners at the Donegal Open Darts Finals in the Radisson Hotel were Milford’s John Flood, Anne-Marie Wilson and Michael Naulty Jnr in their respective Men’s, Women’s and Junior categories.There was disappointment In the Ulster Intermediate Football Championship at Celtic Park as Naomh Muire were knocked out by Derry champions Forelgen.McCumhaills won the Donegal U-13 Division 1 Final overcoming Killybegs while Fanad Gaels U-13s triumphed in the County Division 2 Championship Final against Naomh Columba.Termon were promoted to Division 1 after overcoming Glenfin in a promotion play-off in Ballybofey. Urris moved up to Division 3 after defeating Burt in a promotion play-off. Kilcar won the Donegal U-21 A County title with a 1-10 to 1-8 win over Naomh Conaill in Killybegs.The St Eunan’s U-18 girls won the County B Final against Naomh Muire in Gaoth Dobhair. And the Milford ladies completed the county double by clinching the league title with an 8-11 to 3-2 over Aodh Ruadh at Moyleview Park. Six Donegal girls were named on the Ulster School All-Star team including Milford pair Amber Barrett and Shannon McGroddy along with Loreto Letterkenny duo Rose Boyle and Marie O’Reilly; Karen Ward (St. Columba’s Stranorlar) and Sarah Jane McDonald (Moville Community School).Glenswilly qualified for the Ulster Senior Football Club Final for the first time thanks to a 3-9 to 2-8 win over Roslea (Fermanagh) in Omagh with Colin Kelly twice finding the back of the net while Michael Murphy was the other goalscorer. And Murphy’s impressive end of season form saw the Bomany man pick up the Ulster GAA Writers Monthly Award for his magnificent weekend in October with the Irish International Rules team and his club Glenswilly.In Enniskillen it was heartbreak for Milford who were well beaten by Tyrone’s Killeeshil in the Ulster Junior semi-final and Letterkenny IT lost out to the University of Limerick in the Higher Education Division 2 league final in Ballyhaunis. The Termon U16s won their third trophy of the year in Convoy when they defeated Four Masters in the Division 2 County final by 2-10 to 1-5The Moville Minor Ladies side booked are their place in the Ulster A Championship final after a big win in Belfast against Antrim champions St Paul’s. On the last day of the month Aodh Ruadh defeated Burt to take the Donegal U-21 B Football Championship Final after a replay.Dungloe’s U-16 made history by winning the club’s first ever U-16 boys county league title overcoming St. Eunan’s in the final. The Donegal Vocational Schools won their fourth successive Ulster title against Cavan at Brewster Park, Enniskillen. Joe McKelvey’s side won by a two goal margin 3-13 to 1-13 with sub Darach O’Connor the hero scoring 2-2 and the Buncrana lad also set up Donegal’s third goal.Donegal hurlers Sean McVeigh (St. Eunan’s), Lee Henderson (McCumhaills), Christopher McDermott (Burt) and Danny Cullen (Setanta) picked up their Nicky Rackard All-Star awards at banquet in Croke Park on November 1st.In rallying National Rally Champions Declan and Brian Boyle were officially presented with the silverware at the annual awards ceremony in Athlone. Seven Donegal girls were picked for an Ulster Rugby U18 Development squad including six from Finn Valley Danielle Preston, Ellen Muldoon, Karen Ward, Ruth Shovlin, Shannon Heapes and Amy McElhcar along with Donegal Town’s Enya O’Callaghan.Seamus Coleman played his part in a winning start for the new Republic of Ireland management team of Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane who overcame Latvia 3-0 at the Aviva Stadium and Ramelton man Barry McNamee (Derry City) spent a week on trial at English League 1 side Brentford.Just before the end of the month and after much speculation about other names it was Fanad Utd’s Ollie Horgan who was appointed as the manager of Finn Harps. Cappry Rovers lad Sean McBride was a member of the Republic of Ireland U-15 side who lost 3-0 to Holland in an international friendly in Doorwerth.In Triathlon a number of Letterkenny 24/7 members picked awards at the annual presentation function in the Aviva Stadium. Among those recognized were the 2012 Donegal Triathlon Sports Star winner Aidan Callaghan who was sixth overall in the country and first in his A.G. in the National Aquathon Championships and second in the National Sprint Championships in Athlone; Margaret Kelly who took gold in the National Olympic Championships in Dublin, bronze in the Sprint Championships and bronze in her A.G. in the National Series and John Cannon a gold medal winner in his A.G. in the National Aquathon Championships in early July.Donegal Community Games winners at the National Volunteer and Area Awards function in Derry were Catherine Boyce (Adult Volunteer Award); Mary Crossan (Best Area Award) and Patrick McConigley, Milford (Youth Award). For further details on the Donegal Sports Star Awards visit or find us on Facebook at DonegalSports StarawardsTWO DONEGAL WORLD BEATERS ADDED TO SPORTS STAR NOMINATIONS was last modified: December 8th, 2013 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:DONEGAL SPORTS STAR AWARDSNovember nominationslast_img read more

‘Trippier is England’s best crosser since Beckham’

first_imgReally rate Trippier, very good full back 👊🏼— Matt Craig (@MattHDGamer) July 3, 2018 Trippier excellent so far. Quality of his deliveries is 👌.— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) July 3, 2018 Kieran Trippier is having an exceptional World Cup.Gareth Southgate rates him so highly that he plays Kyle Walker in the back three just to accommodate the flying wing-back. And his inclusion has been more than justified.This hasn’t gone unnoticed on Twitter, and England fans have been quick to heap praise on the Tottenham man.Another solid performance in the first-half against Colombia had social media raving yet again.Trippier created the only half-chance of the half with his cross to Harry Kane and defended excellently throughout.Here are the best tweets: Kieran Trippier is the best crosser of the ball that England have had since David Beckham.— Josh Slinger (@JoshSlinger) July 3, 2018 Trippier the RB of the tournament! What a player— Mark Goldbridge (@markgoldbridge) July 3, 2018 Trippier has been unreal this World Cup so far, seems to be carrying that form into this game too, superb at both ends of the pitch.— NepentheZ (@NepentheZ) July 3, 2018center_img Hope Spurs inherit England Trippier next season.— tehIt’sGoingToCroatia (@tehTrunk) July 3, 2018 talkSPORT are with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with more than 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. 1 ‘Best crosser since Beckham’ Give us what Kieran Trippier has had for breakfast— Premier League Panel (@PremLeaguePanel) July 3, 2018last_img read more

Lineup shuffle works out

first_img “It was a matter of available personnel,” Reyna said. “We had some injuries, we had some people out, and it made more sense to move A.J. to tight end. He’s a very smart football player and we knew he could make the adjustment.” Perea turned in a strong performance, completing 9 of 15 passes for 96 yards and a touchdown — to Toscano. Perea also rushed 11 times for 78 yards and a touchdown. It figured that while both of his quarterbacks would probably see action, El Rancho High School football coach Willie Reyna planned to start A.J. Toscano and bring Michael Perea off the bench. As it turned out, Perea started, Toscano played tight end and the Dons rolled to a 33-14 victory over Cerritos in last Friday’s season opener. Smolin said Cantwell’s effort included a 90-yard drive in the second quarter and impressive performances by quarterback Mike Toledo, running back Michael Medina and linebackers Chris Gonzalez and Pedro Oliveris. -Marcel Leonardi, El Rancho’s successful girls water polo coach who has built the Dons into a perennial title contender, has resigned to become women’s water polo coach at Cal State Northridge. He will continue to teach science at El Rancho. Leonardi coached the Dons’ water polo program six seasons and posted a 113-53 overall record, including a 23-12 mark in league. His teams won two Del Rio League championships and made the playoffs four times, reaching the quarterfinals twice and the semifinals and championship game once apiece. “It has been a great experience here at El Rancho, and the girls have been great to work with,” Leonardi said, “but I’m ready (to move on to the next level). This is a good opportunity for me. I want to try (coaching) at the college level.” -Sometimes losing has its benefits, too. Joel Francisco, El Rancho’s boys water polo coach, lauded his team after a 16-12 loss to Division III top-ranked Montebello on Tuesday. “It was by far the closest we’ve played them in five years,” Francisco said. “We’re still hoping to crack the top 10 in Division III this year.” Edgar Rodriguez (five), A.J. Abrego (two), Jose Navarro, Ricky Franco and Christian Nunez scored goals for El Rancho. — Roger Murray can be reached at (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3046, or by e-mail at 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Toscano, a physical, 6-foot-2, 180-pound senior, had three receptions for 34 yards, and running back Mike Perez shared the spotlight with 84 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries to go with a team-leading four receptions for 21 yards. Reyna praised the offensive line for its blocking but thought the Dons “still made some Game 1 mistakes. Mostly mental, like jumping offsides.” -Add El Rancho: The Dons’ nonleague game this week, originally scheduled at Bell Gardens, has been switched to El Rancho because work on the Lancers’ field is incomplete. Game time is 7 p.m. Friday. -The numbers in the 42-15 loss to La Salle on Friday might might not indicate it, but Cantwell coach Pete Smolin says the Cardinals showed improvement over their season-opening performance. “This one was a matter of playing a team that was bigger and stronger than we were,” Smolin said. “Number 33 (Nathan Bury) wore us out. He’s a 230-pound running back and he got a lot of yardage on us.” last_img read more

Donegal learner drivers face up to five month wait for driving test

first_imgFigures released this week by the Road Safety Authority shows a massive backlog of applications for driving tests.77,419 applicants across the country are either waiting for a date for their test, or to sit their scheduled test.The RSA aims to have a national average waiting time for a driving test of no longer than 10 weeks, however this target depends on the number of applications received. Waiting times at Donegal’s two NDLS centres, in Letterkenny and Donegal Town, are almost double the RSA’s 10 week goal.In Letterkenny, the average waiting time is 18 weeks, with the longest wait time being 20 weeks.18.5 weeks is the average time for an applicant to be given a driving test in Donegal Town, with 24 weeks being the longest wait time.The longest waiting times nationally are in Loughrea and Clonmel, where learners can expect to wait up to 21 weeks for a driving test. Sinn Féin TD for Louth and East Meath Imelda Munster highlighted the statistics this week, saying it is “unacceptable.”“This situation has been ongoing for a long time. It beggars belief that it has not been remedied to date,” Deputy Munster says.“The Road Safety Authority (RSA) have told me in a response to a Parliamentary Question on the matter that the situation has worsened in the past 18 months due to retirements from the service. Twenty three driver testers have been recruited since 2016, yet the waiting list is still unacceptably long.”Donegal TD Charlie McConalogue has previously called for an NDLS Centre to be established in Inishowen as people living in Carndonagh, Malin and Culdaff have to travel over 60km to Letterkenny to apply for or renew their driving licences.The addition of another NDLS centre would reduce these waiting times for Donegal applicants. The Fianna Fáil TD says: “While the NDLS system makes sense, there are only 34 centres in the country and counties like Donegal, which have a huge geographical spread, are at a major disadvantage.“The locations of NDLS centres were originally decided on the basis that 95% of the population would be within 50km of a centre. However, more than 50% of the population of Donegal live more than 50km from Letterkenny. In fact, residents in Carndonagh, Malin and Culdaff have to travel well over 60km to get to Letterkenny.“Disappointingly, despite these concerns, an NDLS centre for Inishowen appears unlikely.”Donegal learner drivers face up to five month wait for driving test was last modified: January 28th, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:backlogDriving testlearner driverndlslast_img read more

Surprise: Men and Women Greatly Differ Genetically

first_imgby Dr Jerry BergmanAn article in New Scientist titled “Sex Differences in Human Gene Expression” concluded that “Researchers uncover thousands of genes whose activity varies between men and women.”[1] Specifically, their study found 6,500 genes were differentially expressed. They concluded that men and women are distinctly dimorphic, consequently one result of this fact is that they have very dissimilar disease susceptibilities.[2] The sexual dimorphic traits result mainly from differential expression of the genes that exist in both sexes. These results strongly go against the current politically correct view that the only differences between males and females are a few minor plumbing variations and a couple of small hormones.Two researchers, Shmuel Pietrokovski and Moran Gershoni, evaluated organ-, tissue-, and individual-specific gene expression from the Genotype-Tissue Expression (GTex) Portal data base. Researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science produced a comprehensive genetic map of the genes that are differentially expressed in men and women.[3]This was not the first research in this area. One study found that mutations likely accumulated in genes that produced sperm because these mutations were expressed only in men. As a result, harmful mutations that cause health problems or death in only half of the population are passed on by women who have no sign of the mutation. The result is even further evidence for the accumulation of deleterious mutations that leads to mutational meltdown, the exact opposite that is required for Darwinian evolution. Evolution is thus true, but going backwards.To explore if other genes were differentially expressed, Pietrokovski and Gershoni examined close to 20,000 protein-coding genes. Of these, around 6,500 were expressed more in one sex than the other. They found removal of these genes by death or reduced fecundity was lower in these genes, thus these gene were more likely to be passed on to the next generation, resulting the accumulation of deleterious mutations.[4]The study is just one example of the latest research that emphasizes the many genetic differences between males and females. More surprising is the same sexual differences that have been found in animals. Kathleen Gardiner, a neuroscientist at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora, found evidence of brain region sex differences in mice.[5] Other studies have documented that sex differences in mice exist that can affect cardiovascular health, liver disease, and even cancer risk. These and many other studies were published in the Journal of Biology of Sex Differences.The study is just one example of the latest research that emphasizes the many genetic differences between males and females.Researchers studying pigeons determined that the sexes showed notably different gene expression patterns.[6] The researchers found hundreds of examples of differential patterns of gene expression in the hypothalamus, pituitary, and gonads, and, if they had looked at every body structure, presumably they would have found hundreds more differences.These differences may be due to, or in addition to, differences caused by genomic imprinting, the epigenetic silencing that allows certain genes to be expressed in a parent-of-origin-specific manner. Also, an allele on the Y chromosome inherited from the father causes sexually selective imprinting, silencing hundreds of genes. As a result, only the allele from the mother is expressed. Epigenetic silencing involves DNA and histone methylation, attaching a methyl (CH3) group, to block expression of the gene without altering the genetic sequence. Likewise, the Xist (X-inactive specific transcript), a gene located on the X chromosome in placental mammals is a major effector of the X inactivation process, creating even more genetic differences.Update from Editor 5/10/17: Science Daily mentioned the Weizmann report on May 4. On May 9, a WND Exclusive report offered more “proof that a man can never become a woman.” The report includes multiple stories of transgender males outcompeting true biological women in sports. “A biological male can take hormones, surgically alter his body and identify as ‘female,’ but the procedures still won’t make him a woman, according to new evidence found by Israeli researchers,” the report begins. “That’s because there are at least 6,500 genes that contain sex-specific instructions for males and females.” President of Oklahoma Wesleyan University Dr. Everett Piper notes that the transgender craze invading our culture is actually anti-woman and anti-feminist, because it pretends womanhood is unreal. If anyone can claim to be a man one day and a woman the next, that’s tantamount to denying the very existence of the female. Feminists should be outraged.[1] Akst, Jef. 2017. Sex Differences in Human Gene Expression. The Scientist.[2] Gershoni, Moran and Shmuel Pietrokovski. 2017.  The landscape of sex-differential transcriptome and its consequent selection in human adults. BMC Biology. 15(7):1-15[3][4] Weizmann Wonder Wander May 3, 2017.[5] Krisch, Joshua A. 2017. How Much Do Sex Differences Matter in Mouse Studies? February, 24.[6] Jerry Bergman is a professor, author and speaker.Men and women are different in many major ways and the politically correct movement cannot change that fact. Every scientific test we have performed has documented this fact and now we know that many of these differences have a genetic basis.(Visited 847 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

SA pay-TV playing field opens up

first_imgIcasa said in a statement that it hoped increased competition would boost job creation, promote the involvement of previously disadvantaged people in the sector, ensure a wider range of content and increase access to affordable subscription television services. Multichoice South Africa chief executive Nolo Letele welcomed the move, saying that competition would attract investment in the broadcasting industry and the South African economy in general. “It will also stimulate growth of the pay television market and ensure that consumers are provided with choice and more diversity of content,” Letele said on their company website. Business Day reports that Telkom Media, a subsidiary of fixed-line telecoms provider Telkom, has committed over R7-billion over the next 10 years to developing its platform, while On Digital Media – whose shareholders include the African subsidiary of European satellite services company SES – have secured over R1-billion to launch their service. e-SAT, which is part of JSE-listed Hosken Consolidate Investments, did not disclose what amount they would invest in their service. HCI also owns the country’s only free-to-air channel, According to Screen Africa, Walking on Water aims to offer a wide range of programmes based on “Christian lifestyle principles” via satellite. Eighteen companies originally applied for licences when the process began in August 2006. Three applicants, including a joint venture between the South African Broadcasting Corporation and state-owned signals provider Sentech, later withdrew their applications. The regulator gave no reasons as to why the other 10 applications were turned down, saying only that details would be released within the next three weeks.last_img read more