Eagles to battle Nuts for top seed

first_imgThe Humboldt Eagles 19-under American Legion team will play a doubleheader against the Chico Nuts at the Arcata Ball Park on Monday with plenty on the line.The showdown is not only a repeat of last year’s state championship game, but it will also decide who gets the Northern California League’s top seed for the playoffs.To make things more interesting, both teams come into the matchup undefeated in league play.The Eagles, despite losing the state championship game last year, won’t lack for …last_img

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Amazing Fossils: What Do They Mean?

first_img What is a fossil?  The definition gets a little fuzzy at the edges.  Is fuzz from a hypothetical living creature evidence of its existence?  Live Science entertained claims from some Russians that “indisputable proof” that the abominable snowman has been found.  What is the evidence?  “a few strands of hair and some tracks in the snow.”  Readers can evaluate for themselves whether this supports the believers’ boast that they are “95 percent sure that the yeti exists.”  Previous claims of indisputable proof have been withdrawn.  It’s hard to prove a universal negative that creatures like Yeti and Bigfoot don’t exist, but like reporter Benjamin Radford said, “If populations of yetis — like Bigfoot — really exist, they have somehow managed to avoid leaving any physical traces of their presence: no bodies, bones, teeth, hair, scat, or anything else.”  The irony of this statement was apparently lost on Radford (deputy editor of Skeptical Inquirer) who did not make a similar claim for SETI, which, despite the rhyme with Yeti, gets a pass among scientists in spite of similar lack of evidence. Fossils are fascinating for everyone – creationists and evolutionists alike.  Creationists have to do some extra work to scour off the hard evolutionary crust on the story that sticks, like hardened barbecue drippings, on the underlying empirical evidence.  Is said fossil 135 million years old?  No.  It is a few days old, or weeks, or months, or years.  It’s as old as when it was pulled up out of the ground.  Whatever else is being claimed about it is inference.  Inference requires an interpretive context.  For most secular scientists, that context is Darwinian evolution and the geologic column with its millions and billions of years.  That’s how they can look at a fossil beetle that is identical to those alive today, and say that it hasn’t evolved at all for 20 million years – three times the amount of time their theory alleges that a cow turned into a whale. That’s how they can pass the buck, believing that a species of insect should only last 2-3 million years, but finding stasis extending 20 million (in their scheme), they can call it “another question for scientists to address.”  It’s how they can find original melanocyte material in rock and say it survived 115 million years.  It’s how they can see bigger, better creatures no longer with us, and call it evolution. With such extraordinary flexibility in their interpretive context, anything goes: rodents crossed the ocean with hoatzins, today’s hummingbirds evolved from gigantic reptiles, and beetles survived massive swings in climate without any evolutionary change at all.  Drastic evolutionary changes exist side by side with extreme stasis (e.g., living fossils) among creatures that inhabited the same Earth, even the same habitat, through all its swings of climate and geology.  They can see evidence of mass burials in flood waters (ichthyosaurs aligned by current, eye-blink rapid preservation of a dinosaur in sediment as it chokes), and say it just represents local happenstance.  In terms of credulity, this makes the Yeti believers look like logicians by comparison.  Remember that fossils exist in the present.  Yes, fossils can shed light on past conditions, but only in terms of one’s chosen interpretive context.  When reading scientific reports about fossils, always, always, look for the interpretive context; then gauge the credibility of the evidence against that context.(Visited 45 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Sea monsters:  According to New Scientist, nine giant ichthyosaurs have been found in Nevada – now a desert.  And that’s not all.  Something even scarier killed them: giant squids the size of blue whales, the largest current animals on Earth.  If Mark McMenamin of Holyoke College is right, the giant kraken of myth was real.  Other paleontologists don’t buy his explanation, but the ichthyosaur part is undeniable; although the nine giants died in different ways, “Ancient currents seem to have aligned the skeletons,” the article said. Nice T. rex:  The feared giant of Jurassic Park, Tyrannosaurus Rex, was bigger and faster than thought, reported PhysOrg.  A team from the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago and the Royal Veterinary College “applied cutting edge technology and computer modeling to ‘weigh’ five Tyrannosaurus rex specimens.”  Old Sue could claim “I was a teenage monster.”  One researcher claimed, “We estimate they grew as fast as 3,950 pounds per year (1790 kg) during the teenage period of growth, which is more than twice the previous estimate,” making it one of the largest bipeds that ever lived.  Someone get word to the animators for Terra Nova. Pterosaur tooth tales:  Based on a piece of snout and a bit of a tooth from a pterosaur, according to Live Science, a researcher from the University of Leicester has decided that “a group of the extinct, flying reptiles could reach sizes larger than previously thought.”  So ugly it could be called cute (see artist’s conception in the article), Coloborhynchus capito, a rare ornithocheirid found in England, used its teeth and beak to capture fish while gliding over the water, somewhat like a pelican.  Extrapolating from the exceptional tooth size, the researchers estimated a wingspan of 27 feet for the creature.  By comparison, today’s largest bird, the California condor, spreads its wings up to 10 feet. Dinosaur Arkansas raceway:  A “Huge New Dinosaur Trackway” as long as two football fields, located in Arkansas, was reported by National Geographic News.  The article dates the two prints at 120 million years and identifies two species, “the eight-ton Acrocanthosaurus atokensis—one of the largest predators ever to walk Earth—and sauropods, or long-necked plant-eaters.”  The prints show that the former did not have webbed feet and walked pigeon-toed with toes turned a bit inward.  For 120 million years, these prints never saw the light of day, but then, the article said, “A private citizen recently found the tracks, which were possibly exposed after a rainstorm scoured away a thin layer of shale.” Perfect dinosaur:  One of the most complete dinosaur fossils ever found was reported by New Scientist, along with a picture of the creature said to by 135 million years old.  The fossil, captured in Bavarian shale, preserves 98 percent of the animal’s skeleton.  “Although Chinese bird and dinosaur fossils are famed for delicate details such as their feathers, they don’t match this 72-centimetre-long theropod in terms of clarity and completeness of preservation,” the article said.  No feathers are evident in this fossil of an unclassified “predatory theropod” which may be the most complete dinosaur fossil ever found.  As with many dinosaur fossils, this one shows the upturned head in death throes as if suffocating when it died. Rafting rodents:  Tiny teeth said to be from rodents at least 41 million years old have been found in Peru.  According to the researchers from Case Western Reserve University, reported in PhysOrg, this means that rodents rafted like Reepicheep across the Atlantic.  Why?  They evolved in Africa, the team believes.  But then that creates a 9-million-year gap to the next oldest new-world rodent, said to be 32 million years old.  “Taken all together, the pattern contradicts the theory of a northward expansion deduced from the fossil record 20 years ago,” and pushes back the evolution of rodents in South America.  The fossil ash layer was dated by the argon-argon radiometric method.  “This study shows that where we’re looking for fossils has a major effect on what we think we know about mammal evolution,” one team member (Darin Croft) said, affirming that “There are still a lot of great fossils to be discovered.”  He offered a prediction: “Odds are pretty low that we would push back the date for these rodents by more than a million years or two.”  According to Science Daily’s coverage, the tiny tooth held in the palm of a researcher’s hand proves that the “Find Is 10 Million Years Older and Confirms Animals from Africa.” Rafting birds:  One of the most unusual birds today is the hoatzin – a denizen of South America whose young have claws on their wings.  Where did it come from?  According to a new theory by a German team reported on PhysOrg, this bird’s alleged ancestors arose in Africa.  Unable to fly across the ocean, they must have rafted from Africa on rafts of flotsam and jetsam.  This interpretation was made necessary by evolutionary estimates of the older date of the Namibian fossil. More early bird feather color:  Additional evidence for melanosomes in fossil bird feathers has been reported in PLoS ONE by Barden, Wogelius et al. (6[10]: e25494. doi:10.1371/ journal.pone.0025494).  It’s original material they estimated at 115 to 105 million years old.  “In combination, these techniques strongly suggest that not only do the feathers contain endogenous organic material, but that both geochemical and morphological evidence supports the preservation of original eumelanic pigment residue.” Fossil moths in color:  Coloration of a different kind has been found: the coloration of moths said to be 47 million years old, reported PhysOrg.  Pigments were not preserved in the fine-grained German rock, but microscopic structural patterns allowed Maria McNamara (Yale) to reconstruct the moth’s colorful flitting in its day.  It was a vivid yellow-green color, tinged in blue, similar to that of modern forester moths.  The fossil was notable for having structural color over its entire body.  Dr. McNamara explained more about her color-sleuthing work in a related article on the BBC News about the color on fossil beetles. Living fossil beetle:  An aquatic beetle “still alive today and widely distributed in Eurasia” had a fossil counterpart in sediments said to be 20 million years old, reported Science Daily.  What does it mean for evolutionary theory?  “The Siberian fossil provides new data for the long-lasting debate among scientists about the average duration of an insect species,” the article said.  Contrary to long thought estimates of species duration at 2-3 million years, this fossil shows exceptional stasis for ten times longer in the evolutionary timeline.  “The long-living species had to survive the massive changes of the Earth’s climate during the last millions of years — how they managed to do so is another question for scientists to address.” Almost every week, on continents around the world, remains of once-living creatures come to light.  Here are just a few of the fascinating fossils that have been reported this month.  What do they suggest about life in their day?last_img read more

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“You have to be odd to be number one” — First of each geocache type

first_img“You have to be odd to be number one”— Dr. SeussThe first to be something, now that’s something. Although a few of these geocaches are open for a spirited discussion, we’re fairly confident these are the “firsts” for each geocache type. Keep in mind that in the early days of geocaching, it was easier to change cache types after publication. Nevertheless, these geocaches should be fairly “pure”. Check out our list:First Traditional GeocacheThe Original StashGCFMay 3, 2000Oregon, USADave Ulmer’s original description restored from the sci.geo.satellite-nav newsgroup.Dave Ulmer at location of The Original Stash when the tribute plaque was installedFirst Mystery CacheOctopus GardenGC70October 30, 2000North Carolina, USAThe reason for the name of the Mystery CacheThe contents found in the first Mystery CacheFirst Multi-CacheTour of Stone MountainGC1EJune 11, 2000Georgia, USAAnd here it was, deep in the woods of GeorgiaNice use of the ammo can for the world’s first Multi-CacheFirst Virtual CacheRift ValleyGC536/15/2000 (The user carved his initials in a tree, years prior and listed it as a virtual cache in September of 2000, backdating to June of 2000. It’s possible that “Virtual Dublin” GC60 may be the true first.)Kenya Driving to the world’s first Virtual Cache in KenyaVirtually amazing?First Letterbox HybridOpen Space 6GC1901/15/2001 (This one is the most difficult to confirm. GC2D is the oldest Letterbox Hybrid in the database, but it was never found. It’s possible it was changed to a Letterbox Hybrid after the fact.)New Mexico, USAEn route to the Letterbox HybridEn route to the Letterbox Hybrid SharePrint Related First Event CacheAustin Geocachers Happy HourGC389March 24, 2001Texas, USAThe first Event Cache was a rousing successFirst Webcam CacheHouston Webcam Cache #1GC21DFOctober 11, 2001Texas, USARemember dial-up modems and websites that looked like this?Webcam image. No bull.First Locationless CachePlease Donate Blood CacheGC1C90September 12, 2001Locationless—duh! Blood, sweat, and cache<3First Cache In Trash Out® (CITO)Earth Day Cleanup at Raccoon Creek ParkGCE2F1April 26, 2003Pennsylvania, USAThe original CITO gangThat is a successful haul for a CITOFirst EarthCacheEarthcache I – a simple geology tour of Wasp HeadGCHFT2January 10, 2004 (other EarthCaches have earlier GC codes, but they were retroactively changed to EarthCaches from other cache types)New South Wales, AustraliaThis EarthCache rocks!Get one with nature with an EarthCacheFirst Mega-Event CacheGeoWoodstock 4GCRRC6May 27, 2006Texas, USAThe first ever Mega-Event had great weatherIf you were at the first Mega-Event, you remember these guysFirst WherigoWhere I went, HugoGC18FP7January 9, 2008London, UKYOU SHALL MAYBE PASSWhereveryougo, sign that logbook!First Giga-EventProject MUNICH2014 – Mia san Giga!GC4K089August 16, 2014Bayern, GermanySetting up for the GIGA!People from all over Europe and the worldGood fun for everyoneWhat do you think of our list? Do you know of geocaches that may qualify as “geocaching firsts”?Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

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How to become an omni-channel, data-driven retailer

first_imgInternet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… In our next webinar Ian Macdonald, Principal Technologist at Pyramid Analytics will show how a BI platform can help you amalgamate data and get a unified and accurate view of all your customer, competitor, and corporate data.Step 3: Create a data-driven culture Succeeding with data is not just a matter of investing in a BI solution or hiring a data analyst or scientist. Instead, it requires you to develop a data-driven culture that involves people from all the departments of the organization. This is particularly important for retail businesses because every single department of a retail business can add something significant to the data value chain.For example, the finance department can help you determine if the prices are consistent across all channels or if there is a particular store or platform that’s not delivering the desired performance. Similarly, the people responsible for supply chain management can provide you information regarding supply chain issues and how they impact your order fulfillment capabilities. To summarize, from sales to marketing to HR and supplier relationship management, every single department of your organization can provide you answer to an important question. Therefore, establishing a data-driven culture and involving all the functions is imperative to become a data-driven omni-channel retailer.Step 4: Do not be confined by reporting cyclesWhile automated pre-built reports offered by a BI and analytics solution can help you analyze data in a real-time manner in a more efficient manner, the routine reporting capabilities may also limit your ability to extract maximum value from your BI investment.An ad-hoc analysis is a viable solution to this problem. It will allow your employees to adopt an innovative approach towards data analysis and get a deeper, more precise, and comprehensive view of your existing customers. Also, since Ad-hoc analysis solutions are built specifically for users, they ensure a high adoption rate. This, in turn, makes business intelligence accessible to every single person in your organization, allowing them to contribute to the data value chain in their own unique way.Step 5: Look beyond your businessIn order to become a true data-driven omni-channel enterprise, businesses should look beyond the data sources present within the organization. Consider the data sources located externally. The most common yet an important external data source is social media. Customers’ feedback about your business on various social media platforms can offer you a wealth of information, which you can use to optimize your customer journey.Other unconventional external data sources that your business could benefit from include:Search result dataDemographic information collected by different surveysOnline rankings of web pages and TV adsOnce you have collected information from all these channels, integrate it with your existing data and use a BI tool to identify trends and patterns and to predict customer behavior.What have we learned?From the evolution of e-commerce to the increasing use of social media and smartphones, the retail environment has gone through a multitude of changes over the past few years. This has led retailers to adopt an omni-channel approach that can enable customers to interact with and buy a product from a retailer at any time via any platform. However, in order to leverage the profit maximization potential of omni-channel strategy, businesses must utilize the data available to them in the right manner.While the 5-step strategy mentioned above can help a business make progress towards their ultimate objective of becoming a data-driven, omni-channel enterprise, each and every business has its own unique needs, and therefore, a thorough evaluation of these needs and a customized approach to fulfill them is necessary.If you are interested in learning more multi-channel retail analytics, you can register for my upcoming webinar. You can also follow me on Twitter and LinkedIn to stay updated with the latest in BI and journey science. In today’s digital age where customers are as likely to buy a product from an e-commerce website as from a brick and mortar store, delivering a seamless and value-adding shopping experience has become more important than ever before. The multiple shopping channels available to customers and the competition posed by other retailers have made it an absolute necessity for a retail business to integrate data inputs from different channels and use to it define an omni-channel shopping experience.See also: Is Amazon Go the sign of the downfall of the retail workforce?As a Big Data and BI influencer, I have worked with a large number of businesses within and beyond the retail industry. Using this knowledge and expertise, I have developed a 5-step approach that businesses operating in the retail sector can adopt to meet the expectations of their customers and become an omni-channel, data-driven retailer.Step 1: Collect the right type of customer dataIn their journey to becoming a data-driven organization, businesses are required to collect the right type of data — data that can help them improve the customer experience and maximize the profit they gain from their online and offline channels.For example, a business that operates brick and mortar stores would probably like to try different layouts and floor plans to determine which maximizes the chances of a sale. To do this, they will require sales breakdown for each store. On the other hand, since in online context you can personalize customer journeys, a business with an eCommerce website will be required to collect data about their purchasing history, browsing behaviors, and more.Apart from customer data, competitor data is another type of data that you need to collect. Collect data regarding price, customer reviews and ratings, and sizing and use the intelligence gain to optimize your product catalogue and customer journey.Gathering data without analyzing is not only a waste of time, it will also raise doubt and suspicion among your customers. Therefore, it is also important not to collect data that you are not going to use.Step 2: Integrate your data sourcesOnce you have determined the type of data you want to collect, the next step is to identify the channels that can provide you the data. Retail businesses collect massive amounts of information from a wide range of channels. In fact, each successful transaction presents a data collection responsibility to retail businesses. However, the sheer amount of data and the disparate sources from which they are collected may make it quite an impossible task for businesses to organize the data and generate valuable insights from it.Since a large amount of data collected by a retailer is processed through its Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, the platform can be used for the purpose of data organization. Alternatively, there are a number of other BI platforms available that businesses can use to improve their data collection, organization, visualization, and analytical capabilities. These platforms can collect data from a large number of sources, including:Point-of-sale dataCustomer feedbackWeb Analytics dataCustomer Relationship Management dataSupply chain data How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua… Related Posts Follow the Puck Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#Big Data#e-commerce#Internet of Things#IoT#omni channel#retail#retailers Ronald van Loonlast_img read more

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The Video Producer’s Secret Weapon: the Shot List

first_imgEvery professional video production relies on a shot list. Here’s why you should too.Cover image via Shutterstock.Years ago, when I first started directing, I remember being annoyed by assistant directors and producers who wanted to see a shot list. I thought, Isn’t what we’re going to shoot obvious from our storyboards? I was so wrong, because it isn’t obvious.Storyboards are visual guides that help everyone plan, in a general way, the work they’re responsible for. In prep, storyboards are very useful for designing expensive action and VFX sequences — the studio wants to see what they’re paying for, after all. And storyboards are useful during preliminary budgeting and scheduling. Storyboards can form the basis for a shot list, but they are not a substitute for one.In live-action production, you can rarely edit a set of storyboards together and tell a compelling — or even cohesive — story. As the director, you have a number of shots in mind that will bridge or expand on a single illustration. It’s these shots that you need to write down and share with your colleagues. Remember, film and video production is collaborative, and your team members are there to help you realize your vision. But they can’t do this if you don’t share it with them.Shot lists help you plan the day. Each shot takes a certain amount of time, and if you have thirty-five of them in your head, you better let the AD know so they can help organize and budget the time to pull everything off. Then the DP deserves a look because there might be something on the list that doesn’t quite fit the photographic plan. When you prioritize your shots, everyone understands what’s most important to you. As you may know, things can and do get crazy on a shoot. Unforeseen weather or equipment issues can derail your train of thought, so keeping a list will remind everyone what remains to be shot — or re-thought, given the remaining daylight.On a TV show, there isn’t enough prep time to draw storyboards. Shot lists become even more important because there are multiple directors in a season, and their shot lists give everyone a sense of their organizational skills and visual appetites.Finally, being the director means that someone has entrusted you with a tremendous amount of responsibility, both creative and financial. Thorough preparation is the hallmark of a successful director. A detailed shot list informs everyone that you have thought a scene through and that this list represents the minimum amount of coverage you require to cut the scene together creatively. Chances are, your knowledge of the coverage will expedite the process and, in the end, buy you extra time for additional shots that will make the day and the scene even better.Production images courtesy of the author.Do shot lists improve your productions? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more

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Torrential rain in Nepal caused Bihar floods: Nitish

first_imgUnusually torrential rainfall in catchment areas in Nepal and subsequent massive discharge of water in rivers led to flash floods in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar told the State Assembly on Tuesday. A total of 25.72 lakh people have been affected by the natural calamity so far, he said.In a statement, Mr. Kumar said floods normally struck north Bihar in August or , sometimes, in September, but this time they came a month earlier primarily because of unusually heavy rainfall in the Terai region of the neighbouring country. For the last three-four days, the Terai region of Nepal has been lashed by rainfalls ranging between 280-300 mm, which was many times higher than the 50 mm considered normal for the area , he said.last_img

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Cong. to confront Fadnavis in open debates during his yatra

first_imgThe Congress on Saturday said it will counter Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’ Mahajanadesh Yatra with 50 melas (fairs) across the State, to expose the lies being propagated by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The confrontation will be organised wherever Mr. Fadnavis’ convoy will travel and any resulting law and order situation would not be the Congress’ responsibility, it said.Accepting the Chief Minister’s challenge for a public debate, Nana Patole, president, Congress campaign committee, said, “We accept his challenge for a public debate and are ready to counter every lie his party has been propagating. Thereafter, if he loses, the CM must give up on his journey halfway as promised.”The Congress said the claims made by Mr. Fadnavis, during the flagging-off ceremony of the 4,400 km yatra at Yavatmal, on reducing farmer suicides and improving drought conditions are nothing but plain exaggeration. During the ceremony, Mr. Fadnavis had said his government had brought more development in five years than the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party did during their regimes in the previous 15 years. “I invite anyone from the Opposition for a public debate to contest the claims I am making. My government has worked two times the pace of previous government,” the former MP said.Mr. Patole said he himself would turn up for the debates and the Congress will expose lies on 50 different issues in the fairs. “I am accepting this challenge as the head of the Congress’ campaign committee. The CM should decide a time and place of his choosing. The CM has gone to the holy land of sant Tukdoji Maharaj and lied to the people of this State,” he said.According to Mr. Patole, the government in 2018-19 declared that 35,000 villages were affected by drought. “Mr. Fadnavis claimed that the government has made 2,000 villages permanently drought free. This is a lie. The Damanganga project has promised 267 tmc water to drought affected areas of Vidarbha, and worse made Gujarat a stakeholder. Is the CM a dalal (agent) of the Gujarat government?” he asked.Union Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday had flagged off the two-phased, month-long Mahajanadesh Yatra, which will cover 668 km in Konkan, 812 km in western Maharashtra, 1,232 km in Vidarbha, and 633 km and 1,069 km in north Maharastra and Marathwada respectively.last_img read more

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Hotshots blow lead, escape Painters in Game 4 to tie semis series

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Behind the trio of Paul Lee, Ian Sangalang and Mark Barroca, the Hotshots took control of the game early, generating a gap big enough to cushion the Elasto Painters’ spirited rallies in the second half.“We only tied the series,” Vitolero said. “We knew that we needed to come in hard. So we used our experience, our energy and aggressiveness to win this game.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsReprising the same intensity on both ends of the court that netted them the win in Game 3, Magnolia held fort—most notably in the final moments, when James Yap and Maverick Ahanmisi teamed up for a run that brought the Painters to within one. “We knew they’d come back. But we held on to our lead. Even if it’s 20 points or a point, if it’s a win, I’d take it,” he added in Filipino. Novak Djokovic extends lead as world no. 1, Fabio Fognini climbs rankings Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines–Magnolia coach Chito Victolero knew the Holy Week break was going to pay dividends in their campaign in the PBA Philippine Cup semifinals.The results were very evident in the Hotshots’ 94-91 victory over Rain or Shine in Game 4, Monday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.ADVERTISEMENT The scores:Magnolia 94 – Sangalang 19, Lee 15, Jalalon 12, Melton 11, Barroca 11, Reavis 10, Dela Rosa 10, Brondial 4, Ramos 2, Herndon 0, Simon 0.Rain or Shine 91 – Yap 24, Mocon 14, Norwood 10, Nambatav 9, Borboran 9, Belga 7, Ahanmisi 7, Daquioag 5, Ponferada 4, Rosales 2, Torres 0.Quarterscores: 28-20, 56-37, 80-64, 94-91. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Sangalang wound up producing the most for Magnolia with 19 points. Lee had 15 while Barroca 11 before getting the boot halfway through the final frame.Jio Jalalon, who was among the other four Hotshots who contributed 10 or more points, sank the foul shots that iced the game deal and leveled the playing field at 2-2.“The break helped us a lot. Jio regained has energy. Paul was in his usual game. It’s good to get rest. But we’re going back on preparing tomorrow for Game 5,” Victolero said. Yap, who was clamped down to just single digits in his first three games, sank triple from the left wing to nudge the Painters closer. He had another look from almost the same spot that could’ve sent the game into overtime.The two teams meet again on Wednesday night at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay. Tip-off is at 7 p.m.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Cricket: West Indian great doubts Jasprit Bumrah’s skill with the new ball

first_imgAdvertisement Holding has had a week to forget in the social media after his comments backfired and was made to be on the receiving end. Holding for the first time on Twitter had expressed his views saying that Hardik Pandya is not a test all-rounder and also nowhere close to the great Kapil Dev. He also went on to say that Bumrah wasn’t a new ball bowler and he wouldn’t have considered him for the series.Following these comments, Holding has had to face some huge trolls from the fellow Twitter users. Adding petrol to fuel Pandya and Bumrah too shined in India’s win with each picking up a 5 wicket haul in the match.But on his chat with TOI, Holding offered to reiterate his views on the two bowlers, who were the intergal part of India’s win.“I would still not have him (Bumrah) as my opening bowler. Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami do a bit more with the brand new ball and they will remain my opening bowlers in Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s absence. What I have seen his he can get the ball to straighten from wide of the crease and is more effective with a slightly older ball,” said HoldingHe also further went on to clarify his comments on Hardik Pandya firstly praising him for his performace and then saying that he shouldn’t be known the next Kapil Dev, but the first Hardik Pandya.“Please go back and listen to or read what I have said about Pandya. I was more critical of the people who were telling me he is the next Kapil Dev, not of Pandya himself. I have gone on to say that he is not the man to fill that sort of role as yet, batting at No. 6 and bowling. What I am glad also to see is that I read somewhere that he had said he doesn’t want to be known as the new Kapil Dev; he is Hardik Pandya, which is the right attitude,” said Holding.Adding on to his statement Holding said that, “He (Pandya) only bowled 10 overs in the entire first Test (Edgbaston) and 17 in the entire second Test where the seamers on both teams were making the ball talk and batsmen were struggling. He got no runs in either of the first two Tests as well. He bowled a lot more in the third Test and maybe that is down to the fact that he got a wicket with his first delivery, which then convinced his captain to give him more overs than in the first two Tests.”The new energized India will now take on England on Thursday in a bid to square the series and take the series to the final match.Also Read:Cricket: Virat Kohli obliges to a young fan’s request in a heartwarming gesture Advertisement(Photo Courtesy: Cricket Country)Part of the commentary panel in the ongoing test series between England and India, veteran West Indies pacer Micheal Holding has said that he doesn’t regard Bumrah as a new-ball bowler and wouldn’t prefer him for the series.last_img read more

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Greek Soccer Still Wants Markarian

first_imgGreece soccer coach Sergio Markarian’s resignation after humiliating defeats to the Faroe Islands isn’t being accepted by the Hellenic Football Federation (EPO).The 70-year-old Uruguayan succeeded Italian Claudio Ranieri in February but quit after only five months with Greece at the bottom of its group in European Champions League qualifying with only two points. That meant Greece, the 2004 European champion, won’t even make next year’s tourney.“I came to Greece for the national team at a critical moment and took on a difficult job,” Markarian said in a statement. “I gave my all from the day I started, working long hours with great love for the work I do.“I apologize to the Greek fans because the results in our matches were not as good as we had hoped. Now I am making the difficult decision to end my collaboration with the team.”EPO President George Gkirtzikis said he wanted Markarian to stay. “I have not accepted it (Markarian’s resignation), I continue to believe in him and trust him,” Gkirtzikis told SportFM radio.During his previous spell in Greece, where he coached Ionikos, Panathinaikos and Iraklis, Markarian was known for his so-called “tsuku tsuku” football which involved grinding out low-scoring wins in defensive games many fans find boring.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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